and he also might decide the $600 or $1500 or $3000 he might make is a lesser consideration than the possibility of getting 5,000 people to hear his work as a free download, rather than just hundreds who might have bought it.Exposure is the main reason I release through CC. Sure, a lot of people might download my stuff casually, listen to one track and just delete it afterward. But at the same time, I know that there's a lot of people downloading it, enjoying it and keeping in their library.
Loren, I may be reading you wrong, but you seem very defensive on the subject. I hope you understand that these are my personal opinions and certainly don't think my way is best. It's just what works for me. I'm just glad to see other artists take the same approach.