Skip to main content

View Diary: What "pirates" cost Hollywood (58 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  One of the most successful (5+ / 0-)

    Band in history encouraged their fans to bootleg their music, even provided feeds off the sound board.

    "Nonviolent in the face of police brutality." Scott Olsen's email signature

    by BOHICA on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 06:44:49 AM PST

    •  It encouraged purchases (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      rja, esquimaux, DruidQueen

      Because of all the trading, fans were avid, if not rabid, to get the new studio records. They were dying to hear the band's clean vision of the sound of a song so that they could then compare it to the live variations.

      Radiohead's "In Rainbows" is a great example, though, of what can happen. They did a "pay what you want," and report that they sold fewer units without label support and made more money.

      The big time operators take everything.

      In film, it's more litigated with bigger egos, and so everything gets hidden behind mathematics that would make a hedge fund designer applaud.

      Every reductio ad absurdum will seem like a good idea to some fool or another.

      by The Geogre on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 07:15:40 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (137)
  • Community (59)
  • Elections (39)
  • Civil Rights (36)
  • Culture (32)
  • 2016 (32)
  • Law (27)
  • Economy (26)
  • Texas (26)
  • Baltimore (26)
  • Environment (26)
  • Bernie Sanders (23)
  • Labor (23)
  • Hillary Clinton (22)
  • Republicans (18)
  • Health Care (18)
  • Barack Obama (17)
  • International (17)
  • Rescued (17)
  • Freddie Gray (16)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site