_I’m on a mailing list (several, actually) where musicians across the world discuss stuff. Today, there was a message from a band that spent the last week as the “featured artists” on MySpace. They got placement on the front page, alongside Madonna and the Roots, for a solid week.

One of the band members posted the numbers:

  • number of times their music was played: around 20,000 * number of MySpace friend requests: 1200 * number of mailing list signups: over 100 * number of CDs sold: ZERO

Yep, a big whopping zero, null, nada, none. No CD sales! They’re still waiting on a report from iTunes, though. The band didn’t seem so much upset as curious – you’d think after 20K spins, someone would pony up for a CD._

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