Pennywise and Free Music

I received my email invitation to download the new Pennywise album, Reason to Believe, for free this morning.  For your free download invitation head on over to, but do it quick because I'm not sure how long this promotion will last.  I can't really attest to the quality of the album, as I have yet to listen to it, but it's free and it's Pennywise so… there you go.
I wonder how many other bands are going to be giving their music away for free?  Radiohead practically gave away In Rainbows, and Nine Inch Nails gave away a portion of their newest release, Ghosts.  Is this a trend that is going to hang on? What do you think?

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Christian, husband, father, Pepperdine alum, marketing account manager and more. Passionate about music, movies, religion, communication, nonprofits and the Lakers.

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  1. The LA Times did a little online piece about similar tactics used in ’07. I thought it was interesting that they talked about Prince as someone who views CDs as a “loss leader,” just to build momentum for merchandising and live shows. Maybe that’s part of the future. I’d guess its a future where I’ll continue to have more opportunities to hear bands who have less opportunities. Maybe fewer heard musicians who can produce over the long haul. I wonder about this.


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