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New Saul Williams album sold Radiohead-style, but done RIGHT
Fuchal
post Oct 25 2007, 21:48
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Trent Reznor just announced the new Saul Williams album, and it's being distributed Radiohead-style. But this time, it's done right.

From http://niggytardust.com :

You will first be asked to enter your e-mail address. This is where you will receive the download link when the album becomes available on November 1.

If you choose to pay for the record, your download will be available in the following formats:

192Kbps MP3
320Kbps MP3
FLAC lossless audio

If you choose not to pay for the record, you will receive it in 192Kbps MP3 format.

All versions include a PDF with artwork and lyrics

All files are 100% DRM free, and can be played on any device. MP3s are encoded with LAME v3.97 and love.
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jcoalson
post Jan 13 2008, 03:39
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just saw a breakdown of the sales numbers, thought it might be interesting to some:

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As of 1/2/08,
154,449 people chose to download Saul's new record.
28,322 of those people chose to pay $5 for it, meaning:
18.3% chose to pay.

Of those paying,

3220 chose 192kbps MP3
19,764 chose 320kbps MP3
5338 chose FLAC

lots more info in the full post.

a couple more interviews:
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9847788-7.html
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9848536-7.html
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