There is a line of thought in the music business that actually giving away a bands music, or rather the albums of their music, can in fact be a good thing. Apparently Lady Gaga and her manager share that sentiment.
Lady Gaga has been known to have no problem with people downloading her music for free because she believes that those are people who will end up going to her concerts; which provide a much bigger revenue stream for musician than album sales. She also seems to think that the prices being charged for albums is way too much.
Now her manager has come out and said that if it was up to him they would give away her next album totally free, the idea being that it would increase the exposure of Lady Gaga.
“If it was up to me, I’d give away the next album and put it on every handset that I can put it on, to get that scale,” he said. “You can’t be scared to fail. Sometimes we’re going to get big results, and sometimes you learn a lesson, make an adjustment and move on.”
While Lady Gaga does have her detractors there isn’t away of getting past the fact that she is an immensely popular singer and such an idea doesn’t sound as strange as you might think.