Fans Got Album for Free Due to Publicists’ MistakeAdded: Sunday, April 14th, 2013
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Sandi Thom, a Scottish singer, has recently made her fans very happy without even knowing it. It turned out that a press release which showed up on several American news blogs inadvertently contained a link to a free download of her new album.
The mistake was traced back to the singer’s publicists. Sandi Thom, whose hit “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)” made her extremely popular in Europe and the United States, was ready to release her new album called “Flesh and Blood” in the North America. However, the publicists seem to have forgotten to specify to all the reporters and bloggers on their email blast that the download link which had been provided in the press-release was only intended for news and review purposes. This is why the announcement for the US release of Sandi Thom’s new album in all the articles and posts it featured came with an unexpected bonus for fans.
The singer, by the way, was quick to tweet her comments upon knowing about the mistake her publicists made. This weren’t desperate tweets, though: “Blooper with press release! Prteam forgot to remove link to album for Free! Everyone from Fox news, Yahoo printed it! Thousands of US fans downloaded it for free!! Yikes!! But at the same time – Cool!!” The latest album of Sandi Thom was released in Europe in September 2012.
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Sunday, April 14th, 2013
|posted by (2013-04-14 23:43:52)|
|LOL couldn't help but to say it was "cool".|
She knew she got trolled !
|I hope her fans buy a hard copy, help prove case in point that file sharing helps sales through massive exposure|
|"If they like it, they will buy it"|
|posted by (2013-04-15 02:10:34)|
|Always buy the album, MP3 is just not as good as the CD. Compression does ruin good music. One thing listening to your iPod while running. It becomes very different when you sit down at home with a book and music in the background.|
Good album hope the publisher has to compensate her for her loses that are as they always claim in the hundreds of millions from one download. Come on pay for your blunders. Take your own estimates of how much downloads cost in revenue and pay the artist!
|So 'pjth' you buy good music to listen to it as a background to a good book. LOL|
|Good one Sam thanxx|
|posted by (2013-04-15 12:35:21)|
|mistake my bip bop bopbip.its called PR|
|posted by (2013-04-15 19:53:12)|
|What I got from that was "reporters and bloggers" don't have to pay for music albums, but everyone else should...? lol|
IMO Making music is a hobbyist thing i.e people do it for fun, not for money. Nobody should quit their day job and EXPECT to make a living from making music... when your songs start making it into the top 10 lists of a few first world countries then stupidly rich companies will start sponsoring you to fly their stripes, but selling CDs is a thing of the past, I havent even SEEN a CD in YEARS.
|Sandi...see what happened was....|
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