Posts Tagged ‘free downloading music’

Free Downloading Music Is The Way Forward

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

In one sense, last week’s online release of In Rainbows was nothing new – after all, thousands of artists have released albums for download before this. The essential difference, however, is in the magnitude of money and hype involved – Radiohead are a major act previously signed to a major label and have sold millions of records worldwide. Even if sales of the latest album are only a tiny fraction of previous releases, they stand to make far more money from this one – simply because they control the entire production and distribution process. So what are the implications for the music industry in the face of this breakaway?

Free Download Music Sites On The Up

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Breaking away from traditional music distribution models was very much the central theme this week, with the official digital launch of Radiohead’s In Rainbows album being received with such enthusiasm that the site’s server buckled under the influx of downloaders…