New ‘In Rainbows’ Data
Posted by T Rex on August 3, 2008
New data was released this week that showed that huge numbers of people still illegally downloaded the album even though Radiohead was giving it away for free.
Read this article from the Financial Times on why the music industry should embrace illegal file-sharing websites.
“Rights-holders should be aware that these non-traditional venues are stubbornly entrenched, incredibly popular and will never go away,” said Eric Garland, co-author of the study, which concluded there was strong brand loyalty to controversial “torrent” and peer-to-peer service.
Radiohead kicked off the second half of their North American Tour on Friday night and helped Lollapalooza mark the first time it ever sold out of tickets.