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Old 21st November 2007
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Smile People love musicians and many are glad to pay

Originally Posted by Enricus View Post
the last Radiohead album which was solely sold on the Internet has been a success
I'm glad you mention that. I also think it was a success.

They say that 40% paid, and 60% didn't.

People moan saying, "Oh 60% didn't pay a thing!"

I think the opposite : Radiohead said, "You don't have to pay", and 40% of the public paid anyway, even though they didn't have to.

People love musicians and many are glad to pay, even if they don't have to. They want to. Especially for indepdendent music where they know their money is actually going directly to the artists, instead of the RIAA.