Band Leaks Own Tracks To BitTorrent, Pretends To Be Pissed Off

from the not-quite-getting-it dept

Yes, part of the business model for using free music to your advantage is recognizing how that free music acts as a promotional good for you, but the band BuckCherry seems to have taken that a bit too far. It definitely seemed quite suspicious when the band, signed to a major label, put out a press release about how angry they were that their latest music was leaked online. So, the good folks over at TorrentFreak did a little investigating, and tracked down the fact that whoever leaked the album just so happened to use the same exact IP address as the band's manager. Oops.

So, let's try this again. Using free music as a promotional tool can work wonders, but part of that is in publicly embracing the fact that your fans want to share your music. Not creating mock outrage about it.

Filed Under: bittorrent, buckcherry, leaking, press releases


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    Frank, 1 Aug 2008 @ 5:56am

    One Problem

    The only problem with this is that the band was trying to vilify file-sharing. This would only go to make "piracy" look bad, when in fact the band was trying to use "file-sharing" as a means to circulate their music to fans that would have otherwise never seen it. I love the idea of putting the music out there and letting the fans pick what survives, but I certainly don't like the fact that they tried to make file-sharing look like the bad guy that the RIAA tries so hard make it out to be.

    The RIAA should take note that one of their beloved artists has so little faith in the associations ability to promote them that they have turned to the dark side. Irony tag?

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