In view of the upcoming Supreme Court hearing in the landmark MGM vs. Grokster lawsuit, it is more important than ever to consider the case of Scott G (The G-Man), who began with a self-released album and got signed, got on iTunes, and launched his own music production company, all by initially giving his music away for free via P2P.
(PRWEB) March 21, 2005 -- Defying the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of
America) and the major record labels, Scott G (recording artist The G-Man)
offered all the music on his first album for free via P2P (peer-to-peer
The G-Man went even further, sending individual tracks of his songs (bass, guitar, drums, synthesizer, etc.) to anyone who wanted to mix a new version of his work. And while the Hollywood studios and the major record companies fret and litigate in an attempt to shut down P2P, Scott G feels it actually created his career.
"Everything started to happen for me once I began giving those first songs away for free," G-Man states. "The results have changed my life, both personally and professionally."
He is now signed to Delvian Records, a part of The Gate Media Group, all his albums are on Apple's iTunes, and he is running his own production company, G-Man Music & Radical Radio, where he has created commercials for Verizon Wireless, Goodrich, Micron, NASSCO, the Auto Club, and more.
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Scott G, whose fourth album, SONIC TONIC, is being released 04/04/05, is president of G-Man Music & Radical Radio, a creative director of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) and a member of The Recording Academy (NARAS). He writes about music for MusicDish and the Immedia Wire Service. His music and commercials are at: http://www.gmanmusic.com.
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