From The Seminal:
“Last week, Radiohead released their latest album, In Rainbows, for free, asking fans to pay whatever they liked for the full length downloadable work. To me, the writing on the wall was clear. Radiohead wasn’t the first to give away their music, and they won’t be the last. I declared the era of free music to be upon us and the album as a saleable item dead. Many thought I was right.”
“According to a source close to the band, In Rainbows has “sold” approximately 1.2 million copies as of October 12th. In comparison, that’s more albums sold in the first week than Radioheads’ last three releases combined. According to an Internet poll of 3,000 people, the average price paid for In Rainbows was $8. If these numbers are accurate, Radiohead has made close to $10 million in one week on this album alone.”
We can really discuss is this product of cyberspace influence on real world or not. But after discussion we must agree it wouldn’t be possible to happen withou internet aka cyberspace. It’s also obvious that cyberspace way of thinking, freedom in front of popularity brought all this to life. So what do you think? this win – win situation could be model for many other things that should be corrected in todays world. Internet will take over many things older people got used to having physically so do you vote YES or NO for progress? What could be pros and cons in terms of future?