June, 2007, London, England: Prince releases his new CD, Planet Earth, via the London Observer newspaper, at absolutely no cost other than the price of the paper. Record stores are livid, as is the British-based Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), telling the Guardian that the giveaway “beggars belief.” Really? Beggars belief??
October, 2007, Worldwide: Radiohead gives away some of their music (In Rainbows) . Bully for them.