Bjork Hopes Pirates Crack Her New Music App, But Perhaps She Should Have Made It More Widely Available
from the why-wait? dept
“I’m not supposed to say this, probably,” she told Drowned in Sound, “but I’m trusting that the pirates out there won’t tie their hands behind their back.”Two thoughts on this:
- At least she doesn't seem upset or annoyed that people will get these tracks through unauthorized means -- in fact, she almost appears to be encouraging it.
- However, it seems like it's still a pretty short-sighted move. She clearly knows that other people will want the music who don't have access to the platform -- and while she calls them "pirates," most people would just call them fans, who aren't being well served by Bjork. So rather than "embracing" the unauthorized cracking of the iOS app, why not release the music in a format others can use so that they can pay for it if they want to?
Update: Someone in the comments claims that the album will be released in a bunch of different formats. That's not what the original article claimed, and I'm at a loss as to what people are complaining about if it will be released in a variety of formats.