Gorillaz Decided to Release Free iPad AlbumAdded: Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
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Damon Albarn, Gorillaz’ frontman, announced he recently created an album entirely on his iPad. He did it while Gorillaz were touring in the United States, and is now going to release the album for free right on Christmas Day. Seems like a great gift to the loyal fans, isn’t it?
The “virtual band” Gorillaz, which was created by British cartoonist Jamie Hewlett and British musician Damon Albarn 12 years ago, decided to join the team of other musicians that have considered a release of a free album to loyal fans as a great idea. Gorillaz said that right now they have got an advent calendar on their official website with a daily door opening to reveal a gift. Besides, they are planning to release a video for the new song from the iPad album right on Christmas Eve! Then, next day their fans would be able to get the entire album downloaded to their PCs absolutely free as a gift.
While the details of the band’s album giveaway are not absolutely clear, their website still hints at things to come, saying that “from now until the Christmas Day the band will be giving away a daily feast of gifts”.
Damon Albarn said that he created the album on his iPad while Gorillaz have been touring in the United States, and he really wanted to become the first artist to create an album on the portable tablet device. In addition, he understands that the album needs to be released as soon as possible, because somebody can challenge the claim of being the first iPad album in the world.
Albarn explained that he wanted the album to come out at the very end of the tour, as people could think he’d tampered with it. Meanwhile, he literally created it on the road in the US over a month. He neither wrote it before, nor prepared it, but just did it day by day like a diary of his experience in the US. If Albarn left the album release until the New Year, the critics could say it had been tampered with, so he decided to put it out now to make it clear that he hasn’t done anything just because he has been on tour ever since.
Thus far, the Gorillaz are the latest artists giving away an album for free to their loyal fans. The trend was started by Radiohead, which was the first major band to do that with their album “In Rainbows” 3 years ago. Later, Coldplay, NIN, and Billy Corgan have all given their albums away for free.
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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
I can just see the record execs. freaking in their board room: " WHAT" they can make and release an album from an iPAD?
Then that means they don't need us....
Scene of them running around the board room table ripping out their hair screaming - OH SH*T OH SH*T...
But serious you are their loyal fan and a loyal fan of an "artists"; if you download their album why not "donate" some money to them; you will know that money will go directly to the "artist"; NOT THE GREEDY BASTARDS RIAA...
Just think you loyal fan you donate say for instance $5.00; maybe that will light a fire under the "artists" to get rid of their monkey (RIAA) off their backs and be true to their art and Fans.
I then believe the market will then be truly self governing and those who will still "pirate" despite the cost going down considerably will do it anyway. We all know that and we know who they are; if they can not afford it due to no job or free income? Then pay what you can; this will hold true for anywhere in the world.
I believe the "artists" including software will make far more money this way than what is currently being used as a business model by the RIAA and MPAA by suing fans into a life of ruin..
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