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Eight acts we'd pay to not release a new record

The music industry has fallen upon hard times, and hard times call for innovation. Now, we don't know enough about the licensing difficulties behind streaming music, or the revenue share of digital downloads or any of that to suggest a business model based on how people want to listen to music these days (hint: we want it cheap, easy to find and available anywhere). But we do understand something else on a gut level. This:

This campaign has been going for less than two weeks. It has almost as many fans as Nickelback, arguably one of the biggest bands active in rock, and arguably one of the crappiest. See, the other side of love is hate, and for every million people that love a crappy, soulless hunk of shit like Nickelback, there are three million that would love to junk punch them -- and might be willing to pay for the privilege. With that in mind, here are the top bands and acts we'd pay the record companies NOT to release albums by.

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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