Life, as it is prone to do, is keeping me extra busy at the moment. I’ve got a few entries waiting in the wings, including a review of the Adele/James Morrison concert last week, but in the meantime, I wanted to share with you this little tidbit about Georgia Wonder, who made my top singles and albums of 2008. They’ve posted their wonderful “Hello Stranger” EP as a torrent for all to check out. Is this a case of “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em”? Is this a valid path for new artists to go in order to put their music out there for consumption? There are lots of questions related to the music business model that can be asked, but from my perspective, I’m glad to see that folks are attempting to think outside the box. Whether it’s a successful idea or it falls flat on its face remains to be seen, any method that gets GW’s music out to the masses seems like a good method to me.
[Update: how’s this for results? 50,000 copies in a week would have put this record into the U.S. top 10 easily.]