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Mike Lee

@sbcglobal.net
reply to Packeteers

Re: pirates help touring acts

I totally agree. And I kind of wonder, what if digital song files became promotional vehicles, instead of being seen as revenue generating products?

Meaning, artists (who tour a lot) encourage the free distribution of their digital songs? Couldn't that perhaps gain them a larger audience, thus filling their performances more?

Other ways to potentially make money could be: merchandise, ringtones, commercial licensing, and corporate sponsorships, though only the most popular bands would be able to do that profitably.