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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    Keep it real, 8 Aug 2008 @ 9:36am

    WRONG!

    No... This is WRONG. Why? It's like sicking a box full of junk in your front yard with a FREE sign on it...

    ...then running to the police and telling them you where robbed.

    It's illegal, it's immoral, it's pretty stupid. The only thing I'll take away from this is that I'll never buy anything from them... and I'll never want anything for free from them for fear they'll claim I stole it. Basically I don't want anything to do with them at all now.

    Stupid.

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