The Ramblings of Scott

June 30, 2007

Prince’s free album causes storm with retailers – USATODAY.com

Filed under: concerts, music, prince, record labels — sdp04 @ 3:24 am

Prince’s free album causes storm with retailers – USATODAY.com

Okay, so this is very interesting to me. First he gave away a CD for every ticket issued to his show. Now he is giving it away with every newspaper sold. First off….how much is he getting from the tabloid? I would assume he is getting the equivalent to what his cut is from the record label. So, he is happy. Tabloid sells more copies than usual, so they are happy. Honestly, though, below the surface of the obvious reason the label is unhappy, do you not think that more records will be sold via word of mouth? It’s only a one day “giveaway” and if you have belief that the product is good enough to sell, then don’t you think you should rely on that belief? Honestly, how many copies are going to be given away for free? Few hundred thousand, max? Big deal.

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