Posted by tontamoo on February 24, 2003 at 12:15:12:
In Reply to: Re: Do mp3s hurt album sales? posted by vienna on September 23, 2002 at 22:29:56:
First of all, I just want to say to Vienna, you have an amazing voice. I just "discovered" you two days ago when my cousin was playing your CD in his car. I fell in love with your voice immediately.
Now about the mp3s. I checked at the Amazon.com and it states that the CD is piracy-protected. That is the first step. I checked on Kazaa and sure enough, there weren't any songs of yours there (I wanted to download a few to hold me over until I buy you album). I like that you posted a few mp3s on your site. It allows people to sample the music (I have the 4 on eternal repeat in winamp). It allows them to sample the music, and encourage them to buy the album. I wouldn't recommend that you post the entire album. Even if you remove the mp3s later on, once they are out there, they will be redistributed by other means.
That's all I wanted to say. I'm going to buy your album later this week. Bye.
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