Hey! Another link to another site…

I love this idea.
Bum Rush the Charts is an effort to use social networks to influence the positioning of a music artist on the charts, without the ‘assistance’ of media monsters and record labels. From their site:
We can match and exceed the reach of big media, corporate media, labels, and the entrenched interests. On March 22nd, we are going to take an indie podsafe music artist to number one on the iTunes singles charts as a demonstration of our reach to Main Street and our purchasing power to Wall Street.
The track we’ve chosen is “Mine Again” by the band Black Lab. A band that was dropped from not just one, but two major record labels (Geffen and Sony/Epic) and in the process forced them to fight to get their own music back. We picked them because making them number one, even for just one day, will remind the RIAA record labels of what they turned their backs on – and who they ignore at their peril.

So, if you read this, go buy the track — it’s actually not bad. Besides, it’s a buck — it’s worth that to me just to see what the experiment results in.

An aside: should I be offended by the use of Bum Rush? I’m equivocal on that.

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