New York Tabloid Under Delusion That Free Music Will Up Its Web Traffic

Jan 29th, 2008 // 7 Comments few remaining newspaper diehards who buy the special Super Bowl Sunday and Grammy editions of the New York Daily News will get three free downloads from EMI, as well as access to a new Ringo Starr song. The deal is a way to drive traffic to the paper’s Web site, which has really been trying to up its pageviews lately with other tricks like spreading its gossip column out over four clicks, and yet another way to get people sorta used to not paying for music. Because they’re not not doing that already, right? (P.S. I wanted to illustrate this post with this cover in honor of the Santana-to-Mets deal, but I couldn’t find a hi-res version. Hey, Daily News, if you want people to visit your Web site, having archival versions of important issues might be a good start!) [E & P]


  1. Vince Neilstein

    I knew you’d work the Santana deal into a post somehow… I was waiting for it!

  2. GhostOfDuane


  3. Greasy Thumb Guzik

    The Post has been offering downloads of music every Tuesday from artists nobody has ever heard of for at least a year.

  4. belltolls

    After 20 some odd years of webbernetting I do not think I have ever been on the Daily News site. I didn’t take the free Starbucks music download cards either but at least I bought a cup of joe.

  5. Anonymous

    God bless you guys for getting him out of our division. Now, do you think maybe you could something about Verlander and Sabathia?

    Fuck it, we’ll always have ’05.

  6. Josh Mock

    And then Idolator linked to the Daily News site, thus helping them increase page views.

  7. The Assimilated Negro

    I’ll check their site out …. if they have info on JOHAN SANTANA!!!!


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