Alphabasic BitTorrent music experiment a qualified success


Benn Jordan, the man behind the Alphabasic record label and its recent experiment with uploading an album to BitTorrent sites, is complaining with the results. Nearest he can tell, 1.83 percent of downloaders later donated to him an average of $11.02. That totals $2,490.97. Of all downloaders, 2.38 percent either donated or bought a digital version from the Web site.

In effect, Jodran won’t be able to live off the money brought in by donations and digital downloads, so he’ll keep touring and doing contract work. He says he’ll keep composing music just for the love of it. But the extra money is just that, extra money that he wouldn’t have had before. Good for him.

From Pirates To Profit [Benn Jordan]