The Electronic Dance Music (EDM) artist/DJ Martin Garrix has released the Forbidden Voices track for free with a thank you message to his fans.
— MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) February 6, 2015
Martijn Garritsen (also known by his stage name Martin Garrix), rose to stardom over the past few years. At age 18: He has more than 10 million likes on Facebook, and 1.55 million followers on Twitter. His enormous fan base and the high turnout-rate of his concerts/festivals is more than an 18-year-old could dream of. His fans helped this happen (as well as Spinnin’ Records), so he created a tribute video with Forbidden Voices as the background music, which chronicled his rise from his little DJ Marty setup to global stardom.
My favourite part of the video starts at 2:04 with a scene from one of his DJ Marty events. Then a scene of him performing at an immensely popular festival fades in. Being the owner of a website, I can understand the magnitude of all this, and in my case: success entails growing a large fan base on social media like Martijn had to.
As for giving away free songs — This has the potential to fuel further growth if done right. One freely distributable song could be passed onto friends very easily. This may be the reason for the rise of YouTube music videos. People can pass YouTube links around so much more easily than MP3s. This is an excellent way to gain recognition.
The download link for Forbidden Voices is on the Martin Garrix website.
Source: Your EDM.