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The Pirate Bay to start pay site

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Apr 2007 19:25 User comments (13)

The Pirate Bay to start pay site The Pirate Bay, one of the most popular and well-known public torrent tracker sites has announced it will start a new music download site in which the user pays whatever they can afford to download the tracks.
The Swedish-based file sharing organization has been a target of the MPAA, RIAA, and IFPI for some time now as the organization has a blatant disregard for the authority of those groups and becuase they provide a massive forum for the sharing of copyrighted material online.

The new music site, Playble.com will be a monthly subscription service but with a twist. The individual user sets what they want to pay, not the record labels or the site's administrators.

Co-founder Peter Sunde, says that "the artist will receive a portion of the user's fee every time his song is downloaded."

The site will be set up with the the Swedish glam-rock band, Lamont, which has been a vocal opponent of the current structure of the record industry.

"After lengthy discussions about the future of the record industry and its implications for the many talented artists and songwriters around the world, we discovered that we held the same vision,"
the group said in a statement on its website.

Sunde also noted that record executives do not like the new idea. Sunde claims that that one record boss accused The Pirate Bay of "perpetrating a disturbingly Viking-like act" on the executive's livelihood.

Source:
TheLocal

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13 user comments

130.4.2007 23:12

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Sunde also noted that record executives do not like the new idea. Sunde claims that that one record boss accused The Pirate Bay of "perpetrating a disturbingly Viking-like act" on the executive's livelihood.

Poor poor exec's....guess they won't be able to buy their 4th mercedes or a hummer for their kids graduation! Or perhaps they'll have to cut out that 15th bedroom in their next mansion OR perhaps their mad at the fact that they are losing their ability to dictate what, where, when and how. Take your pick!
All I care about is a change that allows me to backup my music and/or getting rid of the DRM garbage on downloads. Until that day arrives I won't be making them any wealthier!
Oh and way to go PB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

21.5.2007 0:05

interesting idea!!

31.5.2007 6:26

ARRRRRR!!! All musicians ought to give away their music for free and just make money on live shows. TPB and file sharing in general is the NEW radio.

41.5.2007 7:12

if its direct download im all about it, they can have my one penny a month.

51.5.2007 7:14
AXT
Inactive

"one record boss accused The Pirate Bay of "perpetrating a disturbingly Viking-like act" on the executive's livelihood."

LOL

Seriously, you don't need a salary of 20 million dollars annually to get by. People are getting by earning less than $20,000 anually.

61.5.2007 8:56
fgamer
Inactive

Originally posted by georgeluv:
if its direct download im all about it, they can have my one penny a month.
LOL...omg 1 penny?

71.5.2007 12:32

30 Cents per song is a good price

81.5.2007 20:19

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The Pirate Bay, one of the most popular and well-known public torrent tracker sites has announced it will start a new music download site in which the user pays whatever they can afford to download the tracks.
Now i like this. It makes good sense. They still make money but get the consumer to set prices. LOL!!! Bravo :)

92.5.2007 10:53

Id Pay 50 cents a song no prob if i really like the song

and 30c if im more intrested on knowing for the fist time the song

103.5.2007 2:03

Might be a good idea to allow dl-ing for almost nothing, then paying (donating) more for specific songs after they've been listened to, and proven to deserve it.
Buying it again to donate more won't do - it would mess up statistics.

116.5.2007 13:54

Originally posted by neo1000:
30 Cents per song is a good price
Free is better.

127.5.2007 1:34

Download for free and pay later is the way to go. I'd gladly donate money for albums I like, hell I'd even pay up to a dollar a song if I knew that the money was going to the artist and not some money hungry corporate scumbag who believes that profiting from the works of others is their god given right!

138.5.2007 13:22

slaanesh - my sentiments exactly! Down with those scum bags!

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