Music Industry Finds New Way To Anger Fans

Feb 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Digital Music, Digital Video Downloads, General, Video

Suretone Records LabelIt looks like the music industry has figured out a new way to anger music lovers.

Suretone Records, a label distributed by the Universal Music Group, plans to start distributing free video files featuring popular acts like Weezer and new bands like Drop Dead Gorgeous on file-sharing networks.

The music videos will not be wrapped in protective software to limit copying. Instead, they’ll be incomplete.

Users who download them will see half the video and then will be directed to the label’s Web site to watch an ad-supported complete version.

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  1. Jeremy says:

    That’s fucked up…reminds me of when I downloaded songs off Kazaa and all it was was the chorus looping…sometimes it would take me a while to figure it out!

    Anyways, on a related note…the RIAA’s lawsuits will soon be a thing of the past! ISPs are no longer going to be able to track what people are downloading from each other, as people are switching to a new breed of encrypted file-sharing apps which are already exploding across Europe; I use GigaTribe for instance ( ) since no ISP can trace or see what I’m exchanging…once these types of apps catch on, it’s only a matter of weeks before the RIAA lawsuits disappear and that people can share files in peace.

  2. They’re eyes, ears and fists are clenched with the effort of trying to hang on to what little they have.

    Their parents never taught them that you can only receive things with open hands.

    The DRM battle is already lost.

    Forget about fighting a war you’ve already won.

    Go and support the indie artists and the ‘rejects’ from the ‘hit machine.’

    Let them go to their fiscal deaths in peace.

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