Who posts things first

Wired talks about how Prince is giving away his new album with a Sunday newspaper in the UK: 

As with blogging and so many other things digital, music distribution could become a competition to see who posts things first. In a sense, music distribution would no longer be about space — it would be about time.

More bands and labels are likely to explore the idea of squeezing extra value out of their music by selling off the right to be first, as traditional sources of revenue continue to dry up.

In the world of piracy many of the early seeds of content are motivated by the kudos of who posts things first and, as with many things piracy, the writer is predicting this trend to move into the legitimate distribution world.

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