Monday, December 19, 2005

Internet triumphs over Record Industry (Again)

JCB Song hits top spot.

"We have refused deals from record labels, as we feel that we want to go our own way, and represent our values, rather than the profit-driven values of the mainstream."

This should freak the music industry out even more than the rise of the download era - because it shows that the technology allows independents to find popularity. Whereas the music industry can offer people cheap downloads if they really wanted to, there's not much they can do if people no longer need the industry.

Let's see 'em ban legal downloads now :)

1 comment:

phil jones said...

Hmmm. I like the lyrics. Not so keen on the music. :-)

They must have manufactured a fair number of physical singles in order to get to the top of the charts, no? Or are iTunes downloads now counted? If so, they must have had investment from somewhere to make those singles.