Iron Maiden Makes Millions by Using Piracy

From Boing Boing:

Iron Maiden hired a BitTorrent analytics company called Musicmetric to determine where piracy of their music was highest, then scheduled tours of those countries. They made millions touring Central and South America. Iron Maiden LLP has outperformed the UK music sector as a whole and was named one of the “1000 Companies That Inspire Britain” by the London Stock Exchange.

See? If you are smart about the new world and new media, you can make money instead of be an ass about it.






10 Comments »

  1. Haitham

    December 25, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    Smart Brits. Roba just to clarify, your title ‘Iron Maidens’ with an S refers to the all-girls cover band.

  2. Roba

    December 25, 2013 @ 4:40 pm

    Hahahaha you really cracked me up :)
    Typo from my side… fixed :)

  3. Rami

    December 26, 2013 @ 1:23 am

    They Rock! Records companys and whatnot, are the tyrannies of the cyber world

  4. Craig

    December 30, 2013 @ 7:07 am

    Iron Maiden peaked when your mom was in high school, though, Roba. Sure, they can cash in if they can find their niche markets. I imagine they aren’t selling many albums anyway. Would this work for a current band, whose music is still in high demand?

  5. Roba

    December 30, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    But come on… it’s Iron Maiden! :)

  6. Craig

    December 31, 2013 @ 2:51 am

    I’m happy for them, I spent a lot of hours annoying the neighbors playing their stuff at parties :)

    By the way, I tried to see the new Hobbit movie yesterday at my local IMAX but the holiday crowd defeated me! I’ll try aging after the new year. Are you going to review it for the blog?

  7. Safiya Outlines

    December 31, 2013 @ 5:25 am

    Sadly, this turned out not to be true: http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/27/how-a-fabricated-story-about-iron-maidens-love-of-music-pirates-became-internet-truth/

  8. Roba

    December 31, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    :( :( :( That’s so disappointing. But thank you for pointing it out Safiya :)

  9. Roba

    December 31, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    Here’s my review: It’s well made, but it’s so epic to the point of being annoying. The Hobbit shouldn’t be epic. Enjoyable watch though… better than the first movie.

  10. Craig

    December 31, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    Thanks for your review, Roba. It was such a short book, I have no idea why he decided to cover it with a trilogy. I felt like a lot of the 1st one was just filler and gratuitous drama. Nice to hear the newest one is better, at least. Of course, I would see it no matter what, though :)

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