NBC: Radiohead's move good or bad for the industry?

Stan Erhart stan_erhart@pcworld.com
Wed Oct 10 18:05:05 EDT 2007

Free stuff didn't hurt the Grateful Dead's income.  If anything it 
resonated and increased their following and made their tours very 
lucrative.  All the bootleg material they allowed to be taped helped keep 
old fans and brought in new ones.  I'm always surprised when some bands 
take a hard line with their fans.  No photos, no taping, open your wallet, 

Blues Music List <BLUES-L@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG> wrote on 10/10/2007 11:40:13 

> I'm sure that you guys have heard about this--Radiohead is offering 
> their latest c.d. as a download, and giving their fans the option of
> paying what they think is fair for the c.d., or nothing if they so 
> desire. Here's an article on it:
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/10/10/
> bcnradio110.xml
> Do you think this is good or bad for the music industry? I'm 
> wondering if it might be a good idea to offer up a free song to get 
> a little more exposure. Often, when folks get something for free 
> they don't value it as much (example: are you more likely to read a 
> magazine that you paid for, or one that arrived at your doorstep as 
> a free sample?). 
> I would definitely like to know what everyone thinks about this issue.
> "Cleanhead" Joe McGaha
> Bourbon Road
> http://www.bourbonroad.com
> http://www.myspace.com/bourbonroad
> http://cdbaby.com/cd/bourbonroad

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