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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Top Artists Still Not Distributing Digitally
That's why it's so surprising that some of the biggest artists of the last 40 years still have not made their music available for digital distribution.
The list includes:
* The Beatles
* Garth Brooks
* Bob Seger
* King Crimson
* Kid Rock (some limited licensing, including album-only Rock N' Roll Jesus on AmazonMP3)
* Def Leppard (some limited licensing, including songs from the Sparkle Lounge)
One of the reasons that these acts have never released their catalogs on iTunes is the fact that they don't want to break up their albums into a la carte offerings, but the primary reason is their fear of piracy. Perhaps if they understood the Economies of Free, they'd change their minds and see their sales increase.