Coldplay to give away live CD at concerts

Coldplay to give away live CD at concerts

I think we’re seeing a pattern emerge from name bands like Coldplay — recorded music as a way to generate interest in a tour. I wonder how long before this type of thing filters down to indie artists like myself. Will all recorded music be free in the future? Yes, I know anyone can get just about anything on P2P networks right now, but I like to think there’s still a belief that recorded music has value. Maybe I’m just being naive and the die has already been cast. The picture is becoming clearer to me though — to make a go of it as an artist, you have to play live. A lot.

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