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All Fruits Ripe Album Now A Free Digital Download

All Fruits Ripe by Tom Willner I have been doing a lot of research lately about the current state of the music industry. Between Music 3.0 by Bobby Owsinski, The Long Tail and Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson, and quotes like this one from Tim O'Reilly: "Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy," I've been rethinking my own approach with my music. This past weekend I had a great friend and fellow musician, Lori Lynn Barrett, recommend me to her several hundred friends on Facebook which prompted me to change the price of the digital downloads for my latest album, All Fruits Ripe, to be "name your own price." Basically, I wanted to give everyone the option to download the album and any individual song for free. Also, I like Bandcamp's option to "Name Your Price," which allows me to leave it up to you to decide to buy it if you so choose at whatever price you'd like. If you choose $0.…