Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish bohemian and ne'er-do-well.
I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. - Frances Willard
Friday, February 11, 2011
Making Your Thieves Work for You
Making Your Thieves Work for You, article of mine from about a decade ago.
"... Unlike most bands, they did not take a dim view of pirate recordings of their concerts. They used them to their own advantage. The band went to the length of setting up a special area close to the stage where "pirate" recordings could be made in the best quality. So what happened, did the band go bankrupt because no one wanted to pay for their records now that they could get pirate recordings much cheaper? Au contraire, as the Dutch say, the band prospered because the widely distributed recordings were simply free publicity, and lots of it."