Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Downloads: Artists Have Their Say

Digital Music Downloads: Artists Have Their Say. Article.
"In the middle of the park is Metallica, who has been quite vocal in the past in promoting the changing face of music; back in 2003 they allowed fans to download their music via the internet and in 2006 made their entire back catalogue available. Lars Ulrich was recently interviewed by San Francisco based radio station Live 105, and in regard to his new album said that "If this thing leaks all over the world today or tomorrow, happy days. It's 2008 and it's part of how it is these days"."

I find it interesting to see that this journalist either has forgotten or just don't see fit to mention that before that in 2000, Metallica became the center of a big shitstorm when they came out heavily against unauthorized downloading. It seems that they have made a successful turnaround after Danish Lars Ulrich became "the most hated man in rock and roll" in his own words.


Anonymous said...

It's funny that he was once a tennis prodigy.

What does his being Danish have to do with it though? I thought nations didn't matter anymore.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

You're right, I'm not too consistent.

Anonymous said...

I've ignored everything that Metallica has done since the napster fiasco. Everything of theirs that I've happened to hear since then has proved myself correct.

Faith No More, Tragically Hip and Iron Maiden anything else I can live without.

Anonymous said...

Woops. That last comment was me.

Anonymous said...

and that one.. sigh. (crosses fingers that posting will work this time)

Alex said...

Live 105 has an adequate morning show, seeming to be a mix of rock and indie, addressing the younger 30 somethings in the area. I did go to a couple of their early BFD concerts, they had a bunch of 80's/90's bands on the main stage, and a mosh pit on the second stage for newer talent.

I prefer Alice as a radio station addressing my age range, it has a lot of 80's 90's and "now" music which all seems to follow the calmer late 80's style. Alice also is a gay friendly station, and has even had nudity on air. In the pre Janet/Justin days of FCC liberalism they even openly discussed all manner of sexual topics, though in answer to your other post, they only mentioned tea bagging not tea potting.

I think though, of the Bay Area stations, you would prefer The Bone with TaTa Tuesdays where they seem to have a flasher out on the streets getting her TaTa's out for proud owners of 107.7 bumper stickers.