[linux-elitists] [nylug-talk] Smashing Pumpkins release 25 songs without record company (fwd)

Jim Gleason jim@valinux.com
Mon Sep 11 10:19:10 PDT 2000


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Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 14:43:42 -0400
From: Ed Weinberg <edw@q5comm.com>
To: nylug-talk@nylug.org
Subject: [nylug-talk] Smashing Pumpkins release 25 songs without record
    company

XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SAT SEPT 09, 2000 12:25:39 ET XXXXX

DOWNLOADED: SMASHING PUMPKINS RELEASE 25 SONGS WITHOUT RECORD COMPANY;
TRACKS TRADE
ONLINE 

The music industry was rocked on Friday when the SMASHING PUMPKINS
released 25 new
songs to be distributed for free over the Internet, the DRUDGE REPORT
has learned. 

The move marks the largest free music release ever by a band with such
stature. 

The band unleashed the unreleased tracks after VIRGIN RECORDS showed
little interest in
the material. Rather than letting the music rot, the group went behind
their label's
back to press 25 vinyl copies. It then asked recipients to release the
music publicly
via MP3 files. 

On the quality of the music, one PUMPKINS fan declared: "This release
contains some of
the best music this band has ever created.... This is one more example
of the power of
the Internet." 

The files are already trading on web sites, FTPs, and NAPSTER. 

Impacting. 

Ed Weinberg, Q5 Comm, LLC.
edw@q5comm.com
tel 914-713-7222
fax 914-713-7227 
Connecting you to the internet...





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