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


Reader Comments

Subscribe: RSS

View by: Time | Thread


  1. identicon
    Heath Ackley, 1 Aug 2008 @ 6:37am

    It could have been stolen...

    Just because the IP address was the exact same as the band's manager doesn't mean he put it onto a bit torrent Site.

    Come on, I am sure half (most likely all) of the readers here use someone else's unprotected WiFi all the time!

    It would only take a jerk (like me) to work in the office with the manager and have access to his files to then leak them to a torrent. Well, if they are on the same WiFi, then the IP address would be the same.

    Apologies for the length.

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here



Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter




Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Follow Techdirt
Techdirt Gear
Shop Now: Techdirt Logo Gear
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads

Close

Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.