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    Default The Spotify Effect?

    Like any diehard, I of course went out to the store and bought ADKOT yesterday. But when I logged onto Facebook this morning, I was surprised to see a few of my friends had already listened to it on Spotify. That just got me thinking, what effect will the album's availability on Spotify have on the sales figures? Being able to listen to the entire album for free certainly kills the "curiosity" factor that would drive a definite amount of sales for this one. I can't believe you can listen to an entire album for free, the day it's released. I know it's not, but they should really take that into account when determining the sales figures for albums.
    "You gotta do me a favor and let these (people) have a good time, alright? A little bit of (vulgar term for breast) and their hands in the air ain't gonna hurt anybody" - Nikki Sixx

    "Van Halen is 'Get the fuck off the sidewalk if ya don't like our drivin' kinda music!" - David Lee Roth

    "We get to the hotel, there's people partyin' in the parking lot, people gettin' down in the elevator, wow! I swear to God I had this one chick, this chick was poundin' on my door, she was kickin' and screamin' at my door 'til about 6:30 this morning. Finally, I just said, 'Fuck it!' and let her out of my room!" - David Lee Roth

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    Hope the people listening to it for free will go spend the 15 bucks on the CD.Then it will count.It's worth it.............
    Dave he said " Them motherf%#kers are out of line"

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    well..record cost what 12 bucks..good seats going for over $100 - 9000k..& I failed math ..they cant do it jimmy buffet style..that dude made it for 20 years on one tune lol !
    ..In 1984 Van Halen Jumped Panama
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    ..Think it was easy ?..you stare at an album
    Cover that long..

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    Van Halen Pulls Their Latest Single from Spotify.

    http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/perm...120113vanhalen

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    this is just the reality of the music business now.

    i guess you'd like to think that for every one person who doesn't buy cuz they can hear it on spotify... there will be one who assumes it might suck, listen to it online and say "holy fuck, i'm buying that!"

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    real fans will buy the cd..its automatic..a new cd cost as much as a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk..how cheap are people ?
    ..In 1984 Van Halen Jumped Panama
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    ..Think it was easy ?..you stare at an album
    Cover that long..

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    I bought 2 CD's (1 for the car, 1 for the work out room) and also bought the deluxe on iTunes. Worth every penny!

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    I downloaded the leak and even burned it to a CD last week, but I still purchased the album yesterday right when I woke up. When an album is great, I will buy it no matter what out of respect. I also like having the cover and booklet. Unfortunately many younger people my age aren't like this. I think VH will do fine sales wise though because many of their fans are older and may not be as tech savvy as younger people when it comes to buying albums. Young bands with fans exclusively in the 15-25 age bracket are the ones that are totally fucked when it comes to album sales.

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    Sure is weird seeing a brand new album available for free listening but thats the way it is now.

    I also noticed all of the Zero demo's available on Spotify too. Don't know how that service works but having unreleased material seems strange, especially of a band as litigious as VH.

    Also makes redoing them for this new album a bit strange, since in the internet age, anyone who cares enough to be a Van Halen fan at this point, has most likely heard and has the earlier versions (i'm not complaining! just making a point). Would be different even 15 years ago when only the most diehard fan had copies. I like the new album and consider the redone demo's as "bonus" tracks.

    Remember not being able to afford the whole album and having to buy just the single? Days long gone by...

 

 

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