125

The Nuts and Bolts of Legal Filesharing

By

Sign in to view read count
Napster....Kazaaa...Grokster....the RIAA....ITunes....HELPPPP!!!

1. People like to fileshare. Thirty million users do it daily.

2. The threat of being sued doesn't really scare people. Since the RIAA began their intimidation campaign, filesharing hasn't really decreased. Some people stopped, fearing that John Ashcroft would impound their hard drives and fine them heavily, but for everyone who stops, ten more start.

That's because the Net is still growing, worldwide, and filesharing is global thing. Add to the mix, the number of people with a broadband connection is rapidly ascending. In New York, 50% of users now have a fast connection. Once people get that high speed link, they're looking for content, and in some cases, files to share.

3. Legal filesharing is a dynamic, cost effective way for artists to reach a new audience. Viral marketing is a very powerful tool, especially now, in an age of information bombardment. We get so many messages daily, from tv, radio, billboards, the Net, etc., that we tend to tune them out. But when our friends say, check out this track man, the tenor player is unreal, we will listen.

If there are millions of people out there looking for music, seeking files to share, so they can hear something new, and then tell their friends about it, why not give it to them?

Well, there is a way to do this, but it's long and complicated, and too much for a page this like. So, I've taken the information and make it avaiable as a PDF or Word file, which you can download here .

But why I am offering this for free? Simple, because I believe, very strongly, in legal filesharing as a marketing tool.

Next time: Stanley the Grouch?


Shop

More Articles

Read Being Avant Garde: How to Pull Off the Creative Life Jazz and the Net Being Avant Garde: How to Pull Off the Creative Life
by Jeff Winke
Published: June 21, 2014
Read The Grand Unified Field Of Harmony Part 1 Jazz and the Net The Grand Unified Field Of Harmony Part 1
by Catrina Daimon Lee
Published: July 7, 2011
Read Sonny Rollins is My Rabbi Jazz and the Net Sonny Rollins is My Rabbi
by Bret Primack
Published: September 20, 2005
Read Summer Heat from Bird/Diz, and Sonny Rollins Jazz and the Net Summer Heat from Bird/Diz, and Sonny Rollins
by Bret Primack
Published: July 26, 2005
Read Internet Television Jazz and the Net Internet Television
by Bret Primack
Published: April 20, 2005
Read All Saxophonists Will Be Shot On Sight Jazz and the Net All Saxophonists Will Be Shot On Sight
by Bret Primack
Published: March 28, 2005
Read "Bill Evans:  Time Remembered The Life And Music Of Bill Evans" DVD/Film Reviews Bill Evans: Time Remembered The Life And Music Of Bill...
by Peter Jurew
Published: November 12, 2016
Read "Panama Jazz Festival 2017" Live Reviews Panama Jazz Festival 2017
by Mark Holston
Published: February 21, 2017

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM RECORDS | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!