Freeloading music via Pirate Bay or patiently keeping my finger on the record button of a tiny tape deck waiting for the album of the week on entirely free FM radio back in the day or using Spotify for free without a penny, what's the difference KES, absolutely none. For the record, up until the age of the internet, I paid every earned and not earned gift of my money to own Queen's catalog including two song 45's while having the songs on the entire LP, cassette, CD and 8track respectively. Until Queen and any other artist including me can safely pull of what U2 seems to be able to do with their stream of Live In Berlin, as you put it Kes, freeloading will run rampant for eons.Kes wrote: ↑Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:54 pm Still doesn't compare.
Just to level the playing field, go on youtube, and compare the number of views of Queen's Live Aid set (just one artist in amongst fifty or sixty on the day), to Q+PR Live in Ukraine, you could probably strike off five or six zeros.
You're trying to make impossible statistics, and failing very badly.
As for Queen at Live Aid, you said it yourself, there were dozens of other artists on two continents I remind you with every television and every radio station in America broadcasting live every nano second of the entire Live Aid, you are correct, it's madness to say Live In Ukraine is actually bigger in terms of audience and reach but really? Do you miss the point that Live In Ukraine stands alone in terms of success without so much as a big 1/8th sized advert on any website in America at the time? Rolling Stone spoke of it after the fact and that's only because Rolling Stone was desperate for readers. Standalone Live In Ukraine with a miniscule amount of forehand knowledge in the USA is equal to the GOD of GOD sized attention Live Aid got, plain and simple.