All tracks on the new Oasis album, ‘Dig out your Soul’, have been made available for listening purposes on Myspace. The album is due for public release on Monday.
This comes after lead guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher stated that he ‘didn’t spend a year in the most expensive studio in England, with the most expensive producer in America and the most expensive graphic designer in London just to give it away’.
The tracks are only for listening purposes, though, and not for downloading. www.myspace.com/oasis.
The times they are a changin’….
Coldplay are one of the top bands who have actually given away tracks via the internet as many artists seek alternative means of promotion and sales, some cutting out the record companies altogether.
Radiohead made their last album, ‘Rainbow’, available for download on the internet via a sort of ‘honesty box’ system, people being allowed to pay what they thought was right. The album still went to number one in the charts and although Radiohead mused that they probably only made a couple of quid per album, it was more than they would have received from a record company!