Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

Marillion Use P2P for Album Release

09/11/2008
.
(PR) Today, Marillion become the first band anywhere in the world to release their new album, Happiness Is the Road, legally using P2P (Peer to Peer) internet networks for distribution.

Widely recognized as the first band to truly embrace the internet's potential to interact with fans since circa 1996, Marillion have taken the step of partnering with internet technology company, Music Glue, to harness the legal use of P2P sites and release their 15th studio album, Happiness Is The Road.

Having downloaded a song, an interactive window appears on the music fan's computer with a video message from Marillion speaking directly to the consumer, telling them about their new album, the band's latest news, the forthcoming Marillion tour and all the products and merchandise available at marillion.com.

Music fans can listen to the track, and have the option to join the email mailing list, allowing access to a DRM-free version of the track.

Marillion in no way condone the use of P2P sites for the illegal distribution of copyrighted material. By giving their consent to distribute Happiness is The Road using the Music Glue model, Marillion are embracing the potential worldwide super-distribution of P2P networks to connect with downloaders, enabling an interactive dialogue rather than having no contact at all with potential new fans.

On adopting this new model for distribution Marillion's keyboard player Mark Kelly said, "While we don't condone illegal file sharing, it's a fact of life that a lot of music fans do it. We want to know who our file sharing fans are. If they like our new album enough, then we want to persuade them to pay something for it or at least come and see us on tour. Music Glue is the means to achieve this goal and to give us back something positive from the dire situation most artists find themselves in today."

Music Glue founder Mark Meharry adds, "Until now, fans that acquire music via P2P networks have been treated as thieves by the global recording industry. From a legal perspective it is difficult to argue in favour of the fans on this issue, however, from a commercial point of view, P2P provides access to more fans, on a global scale, than ever thought possible via traditional distribution methods. If you talk to the young, modern music fan (which we do on a regular basis) they see the situation very differently and believe that they are loyal and financially supportive of the artists they love, by purchasing gig tickets & merchandise, plus they happily consume sponsored branding as part of the overall experience. Music Glue allows creators of music to interact with these fans via P2P in a positive way that actually generates revenue. Our model requires a paradigm shift, away from the traditional legal perspective and forward to commercial common sense."

Happiness Is The Road is a 110-minute two-CD set co-produced by the band and Michael Hunter. The first disc is entitled Essence—an adventurous musical trip exploring life's biggest question, "What's it all about?!." Alongside their signature rock orchestration, Happiness Is The Road also references elements of pop, dub and soul, and draws influence from artists as diverse as The Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye to Interpol, The Doors, Traffic, Pink Floyd and David Bowie. The album also sees Marillion experimenting with a host of new instruments including dulcimers, glockenspiels, a harmonium, French horns, a harp and a zither, and even sleigh bells, and has been expertly crafted into a multi-dimensional sonic landscape by Michael Hunter.

The second half of the Happiness Is The Road double album is The Hard Shoulder, a collection of songs that draw their inspiration from far and wide including space aliens, America, love found and lost, sanity found and lost, and Sinead O'Connor. According to Marillion's lead-singer Steve H, the two albums that form Happiness Is The Road are a truly complete and contrasting set, "In many ways, Happiness Is The Road represents our broadest and most wide-ranging collection of influences to date. The music was written in the usual way - by jamming and listening, more jamming, more listening; but with this album I think we've pushed our boundaries and redefined the Marillion sound once again."

Marillion have sold more than 15 million albums in a career spanning three decades and the release of Happiness Is The Road also sees the band embarking on a string of live dates across the UK this autumn.

Full UK Tour Dates:

8 Nov – Ironworks, Inverness
9 Nov – ABC, Glasgow
10 Nov - The Basement, Newcastle
11 Nov - Colston Hall, Bristol
13 Nov - LMUSU, Leeds
14 Nov - Academy, Manchester
15 Nov - Opera House, Bournemouth
17 Nov - JB's, Dudley
18 Nov - Rock City, Nottingham
19 Nov - Forum, London

AddThis Feed Button



Click here to read today's full Day in Rock report

Preview and Purchase Marillion CDs

Marillion Tour Dates/Tickets

Marillion MP3 Downloads

tell a friend about this article

know of a news item we should cover?

antiMUSIC News featured on RockNews.info and Yahoo News

.

Rant or Rave? Your turn, post your comments and thoughts on this news item. But hey keep it clean, we wouldn't want to have to wash your mouth out with Old Spice.


Username
Password
What do you think ?:

register | forgot your password?


...end




.
News Reports
.
• Day in Rock:
Megadeth Star Captures UFO On Video- Singer Loses Child Sex Crimes Sentencing Appeal- Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Memoirs Of A Madman Details- Kurt Cobain Biopic- more

• Day in Pop Man Found Dead in Dumpster After Jason Aldean Concert- Duran Duran Suing Their Own Fan Club- Lauryn Hill Removes Fan From Concert For Heckling- Weird Al No. 1- more

• B-Sides: Tom Petty Streaming New Album Online For Free- Slash Debuts Songs From Forthcoming Album World On Fire- Chris Slade Looks Back On Leaving AC/DC- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

.
 
Reviews
.

• Yes - Heaven & Earth

• RockPile: Broods- Neomythics

• Colt 45 - The Tide Is Turning

• Toto - 35th Anniversary Tour Live from Poland

• Rob Zombie - The Zombie Horror Picture Show

• Rock Reads: Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

• Michael Franti and Spearhead's Soulshine Tour

• Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes

• Live: Fall Out Boy and Paramore Monumentour

• Road Trip: Kentucky's Bluegrass Country- Don't Miss These Five Attractions

• Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual 30th Anniversary Special Edition

• Road Trip: Rock Candy- Macon, Georgia's Music Tour

• Road Trip: Odysea in the Desert- Scottsdale's A-Maze-Ing New Attraction

• Road Trip: Key West: Where Florida Ends and the Fun Begins

• Road Trip: Mudbug Madness- Shreveport, Louisiana's Salute to the Crawfish

• Ted Nugent - SHUTUP&JAM!

• Quick Flicks: Losing LeBron


.
.
.

Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

.
.
Today's Rock News
.

• Megadeth Star Captures UFO On Video

• Singer Loses Child Sex Crimes Sentencing Appeal

• Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Memoirs Of A Madman Details

• Courtney Love Discusses Possible Kurt Cobain Biopic

• Edgar Winter to Pay Tribute To Brother Johnny On Tour

• Rob Zombie Sorry For Cutting Show Short

• Smashing Pumpkins Finish Recording New Album

• Corrosion Of Conformity Drummer Suffers Shoulder Injury

• Ill Nino Release 'Live Like There's No Tomorrow' Video

• Status Quo Releasing Frantic Four Live Packages

• AFI Frontman Asks Fans To Jumpstart Feature Film

• I Killed The Prom Queen Release 'Bright Enough' Video

• Organizers Discuss John Bonham Memorial Fund Benefit Concert

• Joe Bonamassa Had To Push Himself On New Album

• Ghost Fans Strike Back At Breakup Petition

• Symphony X To Begin Recording New Album

• Purson Announce Tour and EP Release

• Also Eden Recruit Mr So & So's Andy Rigler

• I Am I Singer Explains Lineup Change

• Audrey Horne Reveal Album Release Details


Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

• Man Found Dead in Dumpster After Jason Aldean Concert

• Duran Duran Suing Their Own Fan Club

• Lauryn Hill Removes Fan From Concert For Heckling

• T.I. Denies Ghostwritering For Iggy Azalea

• Weird Al Scores His First No. 1 Album

• Adele Awarded Five-Figure In Son's Photos Case

• Whitney Houston's Mother Slams Lifetime Biopic

• Randy Travis Releasing New Album Next Month

• Miley Cyrus Guest Stars In Pharell's 'Come Get It Bae' Video

• Nicki Minaj Teases Ariana Grande and Jessie J Collaboration

• Luke Bryan Offering Two Military Branch Members Free Tickets

• Busta Rhymes Leaves Cash Money Without Releasing An Album

• Jack White Reportedly Had Wretched Time At Cubs Game

• Beyonce Channels 'Rosie the Riveter' on Instagram

• Glee and Disney Stars Want Their Band R5 Taken Seriously

• Singled Out: Dussel Has Friends' Cold War

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
• The Screen Door • A Journal of Musical Things • Lloyd Zeffler blog • Demolish Mag • Nightwatcher's House of Rock • CJ Chilvers • Deja Voodoo • The 1st Five • thecopycat.biz • Hard Rock Memorabilia • Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.