I’m not sure what it may mean as far as the record industry is concerned, but this week was significant indeed.
Anyone who’s been paying attention to the present-day music biz realizes that the buzz on Random Access Memories, the soon-to-be-released album by helmet-wearing French space dudes Daft Punk, has been bordering on the absurd since initial track “Get Lucky” emerged during Coachella weekend.
This morning it was announced that the entire album could be heard for free, streaming on iTunes.
This afternoon, everyone I spoke with who liked music had heard it and had an opinion about it. Most of them liked it.
And next week, when it’s finally available for purchase, many of them will have forgotten about it!
Who says things aren’t getting better than ever?
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