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Peer-to-Peer Filesharing Credited With Starting His Career States Scott G (The G-Man)


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In view of the upcoming Supreme Court hearing in the landmark MGM vs. Grokster lawsuit, it is more important than ever to consider the case of Scott G (The G-Man), who began with a self-released album and got signed, got on iTunes, and launched his own music production company, all by initially giving his music away for free via P2P.

Despite what the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and the major record labels recommended, Scott G (recording artist The G-Man) offered all the music on his first album for free via P2P (peer-to-peer filesharing).

The G-Man went even further, sending individual tracks of his songs (bass, guitar, drums, synthesizer, etc.) to anyone who wanted to mix a new version of his work. And while the Hollywood studios and the major record companies fret and litigate in an attempt to shut down P2P, Scott G feels it actually created his career.

“Everything started to happen for me once I began giving those first songs away for free,” G-Man states. “The results have changed my life, both personally and professionally.”

He is now signed to Delvian Records, a part of The Gate Media Group, all his albums are on Apple’s iTunes, and he is running his own production company, G-Man Music & Radical Radio, where he has created commercials for Verizon Wireless, Goodrich, Micron, NASSCO, the Auto Club, and more.

The full text of the article is on more than a hundred websites, including these:

http://www.audiocourses.com/article337.html
http://diariaa.com/article-gman.htm
http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=9433
http://www.mpeg3.net/news/music/article040412.htm
http://www.bitchinentertainment.com/contributors.html
http://www.indiemusician.com/2004/05/using_peertopee.html
http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2004/4/prweb116996.htm
http://www.lamusicproductions.com/News/15_G-Man/15_g-man.html
http://www.dcia.info/News/newsletter_2004-06-14.htm

Scott G, whose fourth album, SONIC TONIC, is being released 04/04/05 on Delvian Records and iTunes, is president of G-Man Music & Radical Radio, a creative director of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) and a member of The Recording Academy (NARAS). He writes about music for MusicDish and the Immedia Wire Service. His music and commercials are at: http://www.gmanmusic.com.

“It is interesting that a great number of legal filesharing business models are now thriving,” points out Brian Forest, VP of G-Man Music & Radical Radio. "Scott supports or is affiliated with such organizations as IntentMediaWorks.com, DigiPie.com, and RazorPop.com, and has songs at the social networking phenomenon www.myspace.com/thegman.



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