Big Record Label 'Innovation': Actually Release Songs For Sale The Same Time They Hit The Radio
from the this-counts-as-a-step-forward? dept
I can’t quite figure out which is more amusing: the fact that record labels are just now thinking that maybe it makes sense to release songs for sale the same time they’re sent to radio stations, or that it’s seen as newsworthy as a strategy to “beat piracy.” I mean, it’s a good sign that the labels are finally realizing that a lack of availability is often a driver for unauthorized copies making the rounds, but the fact that they’re only coming to this conclusion in 2011 suggests just how out of touch these labels are with the world. People were making this point over a decade ago.