Region Restrictions in a World with No Borders

Written by Herra Honkonen on Thursday, January 29th, 2009

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Tweet Well, no surprise there that it was too good to last. If you wonder where your favourite music vanished from Spotify, they are implementing region restrictions. So basically in the future you can listen only to music that has been licensed for your country. This illustrates beautifully one of the current problems with media […]

Free distribution vs. sales

Written by Herra Paalanen on Monday, January 26th, 2009

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Tweet Exhibit B, your honour. Last year Trent Reznor pulled a coup and released five CD’s worth of material for free under a CC license. The first batch of these was a four CD collection of instrumental material – not radio friendly pop to say the least. So how’d that gambit work out? In case […]

Give Stuff for Free – Increase Your Sales By 23 000%

Written by Herra Honkonen on Saturday, January 24th, 2009

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Tweet One of the mantras RIAA, MPAA and other nosy cunts keep bleating is “you can’t compete with free stuff” – meaning what if a consumer can get something for free, he doesn’t have any reason to buy it. Also those who claim that there are people who download things for free and then buy […]

It’s coming

Written by Herra Paalanen on Friday, January 23rd, 2009

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Tweet Guess what’s going on with the band now? Those would be the mixes for the upcoming split vinyl. Mastering starts this weekend, and then it’s up to the boys at Skithund Records. I have to say I’m pretty excited about these tracks. Also some possible gig news on the horizon, but more about that […]