THE CRIMEA

For The Foreigners

The news of The Crimea’s giveaway has reached far and wide over the globe. Here’s a selection of articles from the non-English speaking countries. I’m gonna have so much fun on Babelfish adding translations for you :| .

In Spain, technology blog Emol have added their views to the Reuters article, and both the Madrid Press and IBL News websites mirror the story, with the later including the ever-enchanting Lottery Winners single video. Aswell as the vid, the IBL News page is also featured on what looks like a Spanish version of Digg. Far from 9 votes though, the 206 the story’s currently got at Meneame was goot enough to make it the site’s top story yesterday.

Finland’s Talous Sanomat feature the story with a pic of the oldest looking PC monitor you’ve ever seen, while the Elisa news site only has a nice pic of the main country there which makes you wonder if the place is as cold as it looks. Anyway… Finish-English translations welcome as Babelfish/Google don’t wanna know.

And Italy’s Wall Street Italia also run with the free album news, while the Venerable Bidet blog also add a post on the story.


Banda británica decide regalar su disco por Internet

the crimea album coverUna banda independiente británica está regalando su nuevo álbum en Internet para intentar crear una base de fans que les permita en el futuro ganar dinero.

The Crimea es posible que sea el primer grupo de pop consolidado en ofrecer todo un álbum gratis, en el último ejemplo de cómo Internet está cambiando la forma de distribución de la música pop.

Pero también plantea nuevas cuestiones para las discográficas, que luchan para contrarrestar el declive gradual de las ventas de CD a pesar de volverse cada vez más hacia Internet en busca de ingresos.

“Hay grupos anónimos que regalan su material, pero en términos de una banda tan grande esta, por lo que yo sé nunca ha pasado antes”, dijo Stephen Taverner, el representante de The Crimea.

“Esto tiene como objetivo llegar a más audiencia. Esperan que al ser gratuito la banda llegará a más audiencia y luego el dinero llegará de las actuaciones en directo”, agregó Taverner.

El quinteto, actualmente de gira por China por invitación del Gobierno, anunció la oferta para su álbum “Secrets Of The Witching Hour” en su página de Internet www.thecrimea.net. Se podrá descargar a través de la red a partir del 13 de mayo.

El año pasado, las ventas mundiales de música digital casi se duplicaron a unos 2.000 millones de dólares, pero el mercado musical en general continuó disminuyendo en un estimado de un 3,0 por ciento.

A British band decides to give its disc by Internet

A British independent band is giving its new album away on the Internet to try to create a base of fans that allows them to make money in the future. The Crimea are possibly the first consolidated pop group to offer everything free from an album, in the last example of how Internet is changing the form of pop music distribution.

And also it raises new questions on the discográficas, that are fighting to resist the gradual declivity of the sales of CD in spite of becoming more and more towards Internet in search of income.

“There are anonymous groups that give their material, but in terms of a great band as this one, reason why I know, never have happened before”, have declared Stephen Taverner, the representative of The Crimea.

“We want to reach a larger audience. Thus they wait for it, since at the gratuitous being it will arrive at a larger audience and soon the money will arrive from the live performances directly”. “The other important thing is that all this is irrelevant if the music is not good”.

The quintet, at the moment touring China by invitation of the Government, has announced the supply of its album “Secrets Of The Witching Hour” in its page Website (www.thecrimea.net). It will be possible to be downloaded through the Web from the 13 of May.

The last year, the world-wide sales of digital music almost were duplicated about to 2,000 million dollars, but the musical market in general continued diminishing in considering of a 3.0 percent.

Article from the Madrid Press, 30/04/07.


Ilmainen albumi verkossa
on uutta markkinointia

Brittiläinen indie-yhtye luovuttaa tuoreen albuminsa ilmaiseksi verkkoon. Yhtye uskoo, että albumin ympärille syntyy laaja ihailijajoukko, jonka avulla on helpompi tienata tulevaisuudessa.

The Crimea -niminen yhtye on tiettävästi ensimmäinen tunnettu bändi, joka tarjoaa koko albuminsa ilmaiseksi verkon välityksellä.

– Verkossa on tuntemattomia kokoonpanoja, jotka ovat jakaneet musiikkiaan ilmaiseksi, mutta tiettävästi tämän kokoluokan yhtye ei ole tehnyt sitä aiemmin, The Crimean manageri Stephen Taverner sanoo Reutersille.

– Bändi uskoo, että koska musiikki on ilmaista, saavutamme laajemman yleisön, ja saamme lisää keikkatuloja.

Manageri Taverner uskoo myös, että laaja ihailijajoukko verkossa parantaa yhtyeiden neuvottelumahdollisuuksia levy-yhtiöiden kanssa.

Levy-yhtiöt ovat viime aikoina siirtyneet yhä enemmän verkkoon taistellakseen piratismia vastaan ja hankkiakseen lisätuloja, kun kauppojen levymyynti on vähentynyt.

Viime vuonna koko maailman digitaalisen musiikin myynti lähes kaksinkertaistui kahteen miljardiin dollariin, mutta koko musiikkimarkkinat jatkoivat noin kolmen prosentin laskuaan.

Secrets Of The Witching Hour -albumi on ladattavissa bändin verkkosivuilta www.thecrimea.net 13.5. alkaen.

Article by Petro Poutanen for Talous Sanomat, 30/04/07.


Listabändin koko albumi ilmaiseksi netistä

Hyvässä nosteessa oleva brittiläinen indiebändi Crimea tekee historiaa jakamalla tulevaa kakkosalbumiaan ilmaiseksi Internetissä. Secrets of the Witching Hour -levyn kaikki toistakymmentä biisiä ovat 13. toukokuuta alkaen vapaasti imuroitavissa.

Hullun hommaa, vai? Ei suinkaan. Biisejä ilmaiseksi jakamalla Crimea toivoo saavansa lisää konserttiyleisöä ja sitä kautta rutkasti enemmän pääsylipputuloja.

Crimean ekaa albumia myytiin Britanniassa muutama vuosi sitten noin 35000 kappaletta, jonka lisäksi singleirrotus Lottery winners on acid rock raivasi tiensä UK Top 40 -listalle.

Article from Elisa.net, 30/04/07.


BAND REGALA DISCO SU WEB PER CONQUISTARE PIU’ FAN

(9colonne.it) – Roma, 30 apr – L’indie band londinese Crimea, gruppo musicale eclettico che condensa suggestioni dal rock, dal pop e dalla musica classica, ha recentemente fatto un esperimento che a breve catalizzerà l’attenzione delle etichette discografiche: a partire dal prossimo mese il gruppo sarà il primo a mettere a disposizione su internet gratuitamente il suo nuovo album, Secrets of the Witching Hour. Lo riferisce il Guardian, spiegando che i quattro componenti della band non lamentavano particolari problemi nella vendita di dischi – il loro album di debutto, Tragedy Rocks, ha infatti venduto trentacinquemila copie – ma si sono convinti che i tempi sono cambiati. La diffusione della pirateria digitale rende infatti sempre più difficili i guadagni con le vendite dei dischi: per questo i Crimea hanno deciso di far uscire il l’album gratuitamente su internet in data 13 maggio, con la speranza di allargare la loro schiera di fan e di guadagnare di più con la loro immagine. “Speriamo che così più gente riesca ad ascoltare le nostre canzoni e venga ad ascoltarci ai concerti”, ha spiegato il frontman del gruppo. Un gesto rivoluzionario, quello dei Crimea, che potrebbe essere destinato a sconvolgere un’industria discografica sempre più alle prese con le sfide del mondo del web.

BAND GIVES DISC ON WEB IN ORDER TO CONQUER PIU’ FAN

(9colonne.it) – Rome, 30 apr – The London Indie band Crimea, eclectic musical group that condenses suggestions from the rock, POP and classic music, has recently made a experiment that to short it will catalyze the attention of the record labels: from next month the group will be the first one to distribute its new album, Secrets of the Witching Hour, on the Internet free of charge. The Guardian reports, explaining that the four members of the band did not complain particular problems in the sale of discs – their album of debut, Tragedy Rocks, in fact have sold 35,000 copies – but they have been convinced that times are changing. The spread of digital pirating renders them in fact the gain with the sales of discs more and more difficult: for this the Crimea has decided to let out the album free of charge on the Internet on 13 May, with the hope to increase their formation of fans and earn more with their image. “We hope that therefore more people succeed to listen to our songs and come to listen to us at the concerts”, explained the frontman of the group. A revolutionary gesture, that one of the Crimea, that it could be destined more and more to upset a record industry to the taken ones with the challenges of the world of the web.

Article from the Wall Street Italia, 30/04/07.


The Crimea lo danno gratis

the crimea album cover

The Crimea, per pubblicizzare al massimo il loro nuovo album (che mi pare anche bello, per quanto il giudizio di un amante dell’indie-rock su un album indie-rock distribuito gratis possa valervi), lo stanno distribuendo gratis.

Il lavoro della band londinese si intitola “Secrets Of The Witching Hour”, ed è scaricabile da qui.

The Crimea album free

The Crimea, for maximum publicity of their new album (than seems to me also beautiful, for how much the judgment of a lover of Indie-rock on a album Indie-rock distributed gratis can be worth to you), is distributing it’s album free. The job of the London band intito it “Secrets Of The Witching Hour”, and is releasable from here.

Article from Venerable Bidet, 01/05/07.

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