The title is probably slightly misleading but it's something I've been trying to decide on for most of my time producing music. It's all going to be opinion based as there is no right or wrong way. I have a new EP soon to be released as a free download due to some issues with the original plans for the release. It has led me to question whether it is worth releasing music on small labels that will not receive much traffic and the minimal amount of money you may never see. Is it more beneficial to put out music for free until they are at the point one of the more established labels wants your tracks, in my experience the music reaches a much bigger crowd when it's put out for free. I plan on putting a lot more out for free while saving ones of higher standard for when I have a collection ready to send to some of the bigger labels. What's your thoughts?