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fastcompany:

Justin Timberlake has made his new album free on iTunes a week before it is to be released.
What do you think of this tactic? Is this the direction that musicians/artists will have to take? 
See a discussion at Gawker.com.
 
[iTunes/Image via AP]

This isn’t really a new idea…didn’t record stores let you listen to albums for free in the store before you bought them?  They had those cool listening booths.  And at some CD stores, you could listen to some tracks at a little headphone kiosk—of course, the options were limited…
I think this is a good way to let people preview the music and get excited about it before the album’s released.
Confession: I’m listening to this album right now.

fastcompany:

Justin Timberlake has made his new album free on iTunes a week before it is to be released.

What do you think of this tactic? Is this the direction that musicians/artists will have to take? 

See a discussion at Gawker.com.

 

[iTunes/Image via AP]

This isn’t really a new idea…didn’t record stores let you listen to albums for free in the store before you bought them?  They had those cool listening booths.  And at some CD stores, you could listen to some tracks at a little headphone kiosk—of course, the options were limited…

I think this is a good way to let people preview the music and get excited about it before the album’s released.

Confession: I’m listening to this album right now.

  1. carpepiem reblogged this from fastcompany
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  3. luckyno8 reblogged this from fastcompany and added:
    I don’t think this is a bad idea at all. Free music is here to stay, even if he didnt do this people would get it for...
  4. kmgrace reblogged this from sarpa and added:
    Auto-reblog for Justin Timberlake and Barrett speaking the truth.
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  8. lostgrrrls reblogged this from spytap and added:
    I’d also like to point out that streaming an album before release and giving away a free download are pretty different...
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  13. spytap reblogged this from fastcompany and added:
    The music isn’t the commodity - the album itself is essentially worthless. What has value is the live show (an...
  14. brazoscole reblogged this from fastcompany and added:
    He’s not the first to try it, and he won’t be the first to realize how bad an idea it actually is. Anything put online...
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    This isn’t really a new idea…didn’t record stores let you listen to albums for free in the store before you bought them?...
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