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August 23, 2004
The Pixies ride the New Wave of Internet Distribution
Digital Media Europe carries a story today wherein the Pixies denounce traditional record labels in favor of live CD sales from concerts, product licensing, and Internet distribution:
"Record companies, schmecord companies who needs em? Thats not where the money is. The business is with the real customers the fans. Thats who were trying to connect with," band member Frank Black, AKA Black Francis, told the Associated Press this week.
"I never really was much of a believer in the album anyway," Black said. "Singles are what people relate to."
Apparently, the band doesn''t feel it needs a record label any more and, while their plans are still unformed at the moment, the idea generally is to combine selling live CDs made and then sold at concerts, producing music for movies and commercials and distributing singles via the internet.
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