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Giving it Away: How Free Music Makes More Than Sense - http://derekwebb.tumblr.com/post/13503899950/giving-it-away-h...
If someone buys my music on iTunes, Amazon, or in a record store (remember those?), let alone streams it on Spotify, it’s all short-term money. That might be the last interaction I have with that particular fan. But if I give that fan the same record for free in exchange for a connection (an e-mail and a zip code), I can make that same money, if not double or triple that amount, over time. ‎- ati