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  • Louis CK's DRM-free direct-sales video experiment pays off

    18 Dec 2011, 05:46 by Milkshake8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzHzlMneaeQ

    Comedian Louis CK has weighed in with a status report on the first four days of his experiment with Independent, DRM-free video distribution. CK spent $170,000 recording Live Performances consisting of previously unaired material ("every new generation of material I create is my income, it's like a farmer's annual crop") and made it available online direct from a site that he spent a further $32,000 on for $5, without any Drm. In four days, CK recouped the $200,000 outlay and made an additional $200,000, and sales are still holding strong (I just bought a copy).

    http://craphound.com/images/ckmain-bg.jpg

    The show went on sale at noon on Saturday, December 10th. 12 hours later, we had over 50,000 purchases and had earned $250,000, Breaking Even on the cost of production and website. As Of Today, we've sold over 110,000 copies for a total of over $500,000. Minus some money for Paypal charges etc, I have a profit around $200,000 (After Taxes $75. …
  • Artist No. 1830

    26 Apr 2010, 08:34 by kisharang

    Is no artist! I thought it was pretty cool to add Belgium as my 1830th artist with the national anthem. For you that don't know: Belgium declared it's independence in 1830 (although it actually wasn't really independent until 1830, but yeah). Belgium is pretty cool, I'd like it to continue existing.

    Yes, pretty useless comment indeed.
  • Possible solution to many artists with the same name problem?

    28 Dec 2008, 23:36 by SeedSnatcher

    Now, my knowledge of coding is very basic, so bear with me if this is difficult.

    For many artists with the same name, Last.fm could maintain multiple pages. One for each.
    Now, how to differentiate?
    This will take effort from the community, but I was thinking that songs could be categorized under a disambiguation page until a bunch of people confirm which artist they're by.

    For example, I listen to a song tagged Rain. Let's say this song hasn't been categorized yet. Then I could click it in my profile to go to a page labeled Rain (disambiguation). Then I would vote for which Rain said song is by. Let's say I pick . Well if a bunch of people agree, then in the future it will scrobble it under 비. For everyone.

    It's probably not perfect, so please comment with your thoughts. And some way to suggest this to Last.fm staff. =P

    And comment with other artists of this nature if you'd like. I'll add them to the list below.

    Other multiple identity artists:
    Marble
    Sonorous
    Clover