Posted by Norm on September 24, 2002 at 14:26:05:
In Reply to: Re: Do mp3s hurt album sales? posted by vienna on September 23, 2002 at 22:29:56:
: Interesting point. I was actually going to upload only the same MP3s available here at viennateng.com; when the CD actually comes out in November, I'll see what Virt Records thinks of putting the rest of the album up.
: Eric voiced a similar concern when we first released the CD in 2001. I would tend to agree with him and with you: posting hi-fi MP3s of the *entire* album would be too tempting.
Whatever the case, it was smart to pull Waking Hour from mp3.com in anticipation of its release. That will get everyone who's become attached to the album to buy it, since they can't play it anymore.
Snippets are annoying. I would vote for posting poor-quality mpegs of some of the songs on the album in their entirety.
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