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News: From A Weekend Musician, To Making $4.2 Million… By Giving Music Away Free

An interesting article on how direct connection with their audience has turned into an amazing money-maker for one musician.

From A Weekend Musician, To Making $4.2 Million… By Giving Music Away Free

Here’s yet another one for the books to respond to those who claim that music giveaways only work for “big” artists. Corey Smith was a high school teacher, doing weekend music gigs. Then, apparently, his manager had a revelation and started giving all of his music away for free: and last year Corey brought in $4.2 million. And the music industry is complaining that if the government doesn’t step in creative content will cease to exist?

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