L.A. band tries to cash in with free monthly album - Yahoo! News Is this the new wave of making music by mass producing albums one a month? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? I think it's good because music is much better when it's being heard rather than hoarded by huge companies in contrast to past business practices. It does build an eclectic fan base that really does appreciate the artists music and will donate money for their art. To mass produce only keeps the artist moving at a break neck pace to keep up w/ demand, even if it's not monetarily based demand. When you read the about the story of the bands like the Beatles or others that made money and crapped it away, it makes you realize why today is the way it is... I love the Beatles but they got used by the system, but they opened up a new way of doing business in the end. They were just way overly ambitious and had lost their manager and he was way in over his head too. Radiohead is another great example of a big band giving an online version of their album away, and it was a good album. They actually succeeded at one thing, to make music. Personally, I think making music is all about getting it heard no matter what you have to do. What does anyone else think about this topic?