i dunno... another real world example... a friend and i were talking about the artist on True Detective season 2 that played a lot of the music for the show. she is seen/heard singing and strumming her guitar in many of the the bar scenes in the background. i told her this artist is somewhat of an enigma... a Canadian goth country music artist. she said she hadn't really paid attention. a few days later she says to me that while riding on the train to work she looked up this artist and then searched for her on Pandora, started a station, heard a couple of her tracks during the train ride, and finally bought the album. she played it while i was sitting on her porch just two nights ago.TomViolenz wrote:I would believe in the advertisment angle with a 2-3 times play limit per track. After that you buy it (with the direct convenient link provided as you mentioned) or you will never hear it again.
This would even have a great knock on effect with cheapskates, since they would continously have to search for new music. And getting more people exposed to new music is always a good thing IMO
And I would also believe that this will fight piracy somewhat, because of the convenience to have the download link right there, to incorporate it directly into the library you use anyways, artwork and all.
But with how it is now, I'm afraid your behaviour is the exception. And one that will get even rarer as time marches on.
so Pandora played a major role in what happened after the initial exposure (television) and her curiosity was peaked (word of mouth). Pandora is limited to liking, skipping to the next track, and buying. this friend of mine is generally a cheap skate about a lot of things... but Pandora fed her the artist and became the launch pad that led to the sale. had she not found her on Pandora, i have no doubt that she would have moved on and played a game or googled something else during that train ride.