Friday, October 06, 2006

Obscurity through Noise (reprise)

If was a musician these days and didn't want my music shared on P2P networks, I'd choose a name that would hinder efficient searching.

Something like 'rolling' or 'stairway' or 'champion'. Valid hits would be swamped by the noise from the more common alternatives - you can't download what you can't find.

I have absolutely no idea what made me think of this.


Conor said...

This works until the searcher types in "roller music download"...

Paul Madsen said...

Why? If I searched on 'stairway music download' I'm going to get 1000 hits to download Led Zep's 'Stairway to Heaven'. Any songs by a band named 'Stairway' would be practically invisible. If you name all your songs 'Song 1', 'Song 2' you'ld cut off that route too.