[FoRK] NY Times on the free *and* legal and *good* message

Owen Byrne owen at permafrost.net
Fri Sep 10 15:29:55 PDT 2004


Lucas Gonze wrote:

>
>
> On Fri, 10 Sep 2004, tom poe wrote:
>
>> "Ten Mile Tide's guitarist Justin Munning said that despite the free
>> downloads, Ten Mile Tide's record sales increased tenfold, allowing its
>> six members to quit their day jobs in June, Munning said. . . . "
>>
>> Nice, eh?  Keep up the good work, Lucas.
>> Tom
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>
> Man!  It's so great to be getting this message out, breaking through 
> the noise about stealing and DRM.
>
> -L
>
Which is of course is the real threat to the RIAA - who don't actually 
make music - just market and distribute it. Countless people have
shown that downloading doesn't hurt sales - but losing control of the 
distribution channel means that the oligopoly is over.

Owen



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