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Postal Service’s free downloads
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On March 1, 2005 @ 9:17 am In Finance,Music | Comments Disabled
Downloading is killing the music industry. At least, that’s their claim. Consider this:
"Since the release of Give Up early last year, Sub Pop records has offered the Postal Service’s two lead singles available as free downloads on their website, and they’ve sold more than 300,000 copies of their album. Despite the fact that the songs have been downloaded for free 1.5 million times since then (or more likely because of this), Such Great Heights and The District Sleeps Alone have both been in the top 100, sometimes at the same time, on the iTunes Music Store for the past several months.
But I’ve worked with the music industry in the past… I’m pretty sure they still think we’re all a bunch of thieves."
-anildash  at September 23, 2004 01:14 AM
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
From Give Up [MP3  5.43m]
Such Great Heights
From Give Up [MP3  4.07m]
Be sure to check out the live performance in the KCRW studio (real video ).
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URLs in this post:
 anildash: http://www.dashes.com/anil/2004/09/23/such_great_heig#comments
 Image: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000089CJI/thebigpictu09-20/103-0723737-3756617
 A Different Kind of Top 10 Music List For 2004: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2004/12/my_year_in_musi.html
 here: http://www.subpop.com/scripts/main/multimedia.php?key=bandname&value=Postal+Service
 MP3: http://www.subpop.com/scripts/main/download.php?url=/downloads/free/The_District_Sleeps_Alone_Tonight238.mp3&mid=238&PHPSESSID=858d5fb1c38e5dad0c15e72b9d431ea1
 MP3: http://www.subpop.com/scripts/main/download.php?url=/downloads/free/Such_Great_Heights_%28John_Tejada_Remix%29281.mp3&mid=281&PHPSESSID=d33fde9cc4b15aeb01201628ec0ef275
 (real video: http://www.kcrw.org/smil/mb030506The_Postal_Service.ram
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