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[News] Rednex Says Sharing of Music is the Future, Labels Are Screwed

  • Subject: [News] Rednex Says Sharing of Music is the Future, Labels Are Screwed
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2010 11:02:54 +0000
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Rednex Diss Record Labels, Partner With The Pirate Bay

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| During the last two decades, the Swedish 
| band Rednex have sold more than 10 million 
| records, with number one hits in eight 
| countries including Germany and the UK. 
| Today the band, known by most people for 
| the single âCotton Eye Joe,â released 
| their first single in 18 months. They 
| chose to share it via The Pirate Bay.
| [...]
| The Pirate Bay is currently promoting the 
| new Rednex single on its frontpage, which 
| guarantees exposure to millions of 
| downloaders. Rednex believes that new 
| forms of distribution will eventually make 
| the record labels redundant.
| âWe think that this is undoubtedly the 
| future method of releasing music. Within 
| 12 years all the record companies will be 
| extinct and the copy-free system will 
| rule, no matter what anyone tries to do 
| about it. It is inevitable and we are 
| simply adapting to the coming reality. We 
| admire the file-sharing communities and 
| the unrestricted spread of information, as 
| this will ultimately lead to great all-
| round benefits,â they add.


Most Pirated Movie of 2009 ... Makes Heaps of Money

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| According to TorrentFreak, last summer's 
| Star Trek movie was the "most pirated 
| movie of 2009." So it seems that Paramount 
| Pictures was prescient when it gave 
| testimony before the FCC that used Star 
| Trek as an illustrative example of how 
| "Internet piracy" is poised to devastate 
| Hollywood and (though the nexus here is 
| less than clear) undermine residential 
| broadband in America. 



Smashing Pumpkins Like Free Online Music Concept

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| Billy Corgan Plans on Making Money From Real Fans
| Offering your album online for free seems to becoming
| quite a trend these days. The concept was pioneered by
| acts like Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, and the latest
| group to jump on the bandwagon is Smashing Pumpkins.


Smashing Pumpkins Latest To Embrace Free Music... With A Reason To Buy


New Smashing Pumpkins album


Radiohead Leak Their New Track To BitTorrent

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| During the last few days a new Radiohead song was mysteriously released onto
| the Internet. The track is called âThese Are My Twisted Wordsâ and until
| today it was unclear where it had come from. Now, thanks to a post on the
| bandâs blog, it seems the boys couldâve had it planned all along, as they are
| now linking to the song on Mininova.


Radiohead's Thom Yorke Dishes on CD Hatred and the Music Industry

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| Before that joke, though, he was more specific on his opinions of physical
| formats that hold digital media: âI mean, I always hated CDs. Me and Stanley
| [Donwood] always hated CDs. Just a fucking nightmare,â he ranted, adding
| later, âthereâs a process of natural selection going on right now. The music
| business was waiting to die in its current form about twenty years ago. But
| then, hallelujah, the CD turned up and kept it going for a bit. But
| basically, it was dead.â


Fox The Latest Studio To Declare War On Redbox

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| Either way, this is a story of the movie studios letting their own greed
| interfere with innovation. These movies are being legally purchased. It's
| difficult to see how the studios have any leg to stand on in preventing
| Redbox from using their movies in its service. Isn't there a First Sale right
| somewhere?


Radiohead's Manager: File Sharing Should Be Legal; It's Great For Music

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| This probably isn't much of a surprise given Radiohead's well-publicized
| experiment with letting fans "pay what you want" for its last album, but the
| band's manager has now said that he thinks file sharing should be legal (sent
| in by Ruby), noting:
|     "We believe file-sharing by peer-to-peer should be legalised. The sharing
|     of music where it is not for profit is a great thing for culture and
|     music."



Radiohead, 'Juno' blast onto U.S. pop chart

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| Radiohead's âIn Rainbowsâ album topped the U.S. sales chart this week,
| selling 122,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
| It arrived in stores in CD format on New Year's Day, nearly three months
| after the artsy British rock group unleashed the album to the Web at a cost
| to be determined by the user -- whatever price fans chose to pay, including
| nothing at all.


Radiohead album bets on fast release, open pricing

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| The release of popular rock group Radiohead's new album next week is the
| latest wake-up call for a music industry still struggling to deal with the
| advent of digital music, experts say.

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