My name is Gordon McLean, and I am a ‘net pirate’. OK, so I’m not the person that wrote the article. I’m lying. Sorry.
However, the main point of the article is true. Personally, despite having access to more tracks than I could ever hope to listen to in my life time, I STILL buy CDs. And there’s the rub.
If it’s a well known artist, and particularly if I own some of their previous work, I am more likely to part my some hard earned moolah than I would be on a CD of which I know little about and have only heard one or two tracks on MTV(2).
Now, give me the opportunity to buy those one or two tracks, at a reasonable price – 75p a track anyone? – and I’d probably happily spend the money. So the big artists aren’t getting hit, and the smaller artists stand a better chance of gaining higher exposure and earning more money.
Anyhoo, is this a good time to mention that Jann has prompted me into updating my Tune of Moment?
Why that track? It crops up on my random playlist quite a lot and always .. well… works. Ohh and it appears to be in the new Charlies Angels film as well…