by Mike Masnick
Mon, Dec 13th 2010 10:02pm
Brian points us to a video from Charlie McDonnell, a musician/internet personality, who has just released a new album. The video, rather than just talking up the new album, is a four minute reflection on file sharing that covers the sorts of things we talk about pretty frequently, basically saying (1) file sharing isn't stealing, because no one's missing something (using a comparison to stealing Mars Bars) and (2) if you like the content, it creates new fans who will help support the artist in other ways:
Again, nothing really new or different there but put forth simply and eloquently and interesting that it's done in conjunction with the release of his album, where he notes you can listen to the entire album for free and he's not going to be upset if folks get the songs from elsewhere, though he'd certainly like people to support him. You can hear the album below too, and it's internet geeky, so I figure folks around here might like it.
The one thing that surprises me, though, is that while he's using Bandcamp to handle sales of the CD, he's not offering downloads via Bandcamp, where he could do things like offer flexible pricing. Instead, you have to buy it from iTunes. Kind of strange.
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