Monday, October 03, 2005

Harvey Danger's downloading experiment.

The band Harvey Danger is offering its new CD available for download absolutely free. On the band's Web site, they discuss their reason's for doing this (quote: "Given our unusual history, and a long-held sense that the practice now being demonized by the music biz as “illegal” file sharing can be a friend to the independent musician, we have decided to embrace the indisputable fact of music in the 21st century, put our money where our mouth is, and make our record, Little By Little…, available for download via Bittorrent, and at our website."), and they include links to bitTorrent and direct download. The band requests that, if listeners like it, they should send a small donation to the band, or go out and buy the physical copy.

I'm interested to see how this comes out for the band. It's already gotten them one new listener: Even though I don't know much about them, I'm going to go ahead and download it simply because there's no risk involved. If I don't like it, I haven't wasted any cash on it.

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