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Radiohead still pirated, but only a fraction of the legal

by Vance14 / October 18, 2007 6:37 AM PDT

Tom and Molly were saying that Radiohead's album still had around 250,000 illegal downloads in the first wave, and that sounds like a lot. But I heard somewhere that they had over 4,000,000 legal downloads during the first 24 hours. If true, I think that is a pretty good ratio so far.

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I think it illistrations a point
by Renegade Knight / October 19, 2007 5:09 AM PDT

That P2P is a good means of distribution. It's how to make it work that's the question.

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torrent
by mementh / October 20, 2007 9:56 AM PDT

they shoudls done like alot of open source projects do.. off a bit torrent of the file.. that woulda saved tehre server Happy

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Advertising
by Nicholas Buenk / October 20, 2007 10:47 AM PDT

They could put products in their lyrics, start singing about toyota cars. And encourage as many people as possible to get the song off torrent...
Just an idea. Wink
There are other ways of advertising, they could say brought to you by etc etc at the end of the song.
But it seems clear to me that the digital age is heading towards advertising model for video and music. Because digital technology is a medium that is not at all suited towards controlled ownership, business models that will be most effective will be the ones that take advantage of it's cheap distribution costs.

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Now that's an Idea
by Renegade Knight / October 22, 2007 1:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Advertising

Have companies pay for product placment in songs. There are two that I can think of off the top of my head that ARE ad songs.

I'd like to teach the world to sing...

When I wake up, in the morning light I pull on my jeans and feel allright...

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