DVD sales take off after they put up a free YouTube Monty Python channel. This is wonderful inspiration for (talented) artists to give some to get some.
Mashable reports a 23,000 percent increase in sales!
Consider how you can use similar promotional elements to encourage sharing - with consistent and easy Amazon access for inspired buyers. Check out your favorite skits (go ahead - sing/talk along!) and interesting commentary from the Pythons and their famous fans. All this seems to makes you want to buy as a donation just to honor their brilliance and influence.
The MPAA and RIAA should dive into promotional opportunities for their artist clients (since they don't have to waste time anymore prosecuting their ... stealers - umm, customers). Here is Freddie Laker's nice farewell post to DRM.
Let's all have another look at Wired's Chris Anderson's thought provoking take on the many forms of FREE (published exactly a year ago - and right on time)
Here are a couple of my favorite clips to get you going...
French Taunting in Holy Grail is etched in history:
"Is there someone else up there we can talk to...?"
From the show, here is a relevant one these days poking at our obsession for money:
You gotta love how they jabbed for sales!!
"We’re letting you see absolutely everything for free. So there! But we want something in return. None of your driveling, mindless comments. Instead, we want you to click on the links, buy our movies & TV shows and soften our pain and disgust at being ripped off all these years."