I found this guy Stan Stapleton giving away James Muller's music for free on the internet . He plays guitar in a Santana tribute band in St Louis ( true !! )
I find it profoundly depressing that the guy is a musician and not a teenager who doesn't know the difference between right or wrong . I thought if I wrote a song about him it might publicly shame the guy ( since the governments and court's have failed to protect our rights as composers/musicians ) . Unfortunately it has backfired . I emailed him this song and he loves it ...he can't wait to become "famous" .
"Stan Stapleton plays guitar in a Santana tribute band
I love James Muller's playing I am giving away for free on my blog
without his permission
Stan Stapleton from St Louis "
Here's the song
Here's our email exchange . As far as I am concerned , if James wanted to give his music away for free he would . This guy has NO RIGHT to hand it out .
On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 8:57 AM, stan stapleton
First i must comment you on what a great player you are, your music really awesome.
It seems no one has heard of the fantastic James Muller, that guy's one of best i've heard, truly amazing. I wanted to share this with the masses, i hope it helps get the word out about you guys.
I play lead guitar in a Santana Tribute Band, which is not even close to the music magic you guys are throwing down. I also own approximately 98% of the cd's i post, i buy these cd's to support the artist, i post cd's in lame mp3 and hope it helps spread the word about your work.
If you or James Muller ever comes to St. Louis MO. i will buy a ticket and attend the show.
Thats another way for me to support the artist.
--- On Tue, 12/2/08, Sean Wayland
From: Sean Wayland
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 4:08 PM
re: james muller blog .
I dont think it's the right thing to do mate