Using free to sell not-free via Altnet – the “first peer-to-peer network created to give consumers easy access to secure content that originates from content owners” – which piggybacks off of Kazaa:
- Altnet today announced that it has secured the exclusive distribution rights to artist and author Lee Jaffe’s never-been-seen-before home video footage of Bob Marley and the Wailers. The exclusive video footage is offered today via Altnet gold icons for free, secure download to Kazaa Media Desktop users.
This exclusive footage was shot in black and white in 1973 by Jaffe and shows an intimate portrayal of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh at 56 Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica. The intimate scenes show the greatest reggae legends of all times jamming and relaxing in the Kingston rehearsal studio behind the old colonial house which was The Wailers headquarters. Additional footage shows a journey to and at Cane River Falls, outside Kingston, with Bob, Bunny Wailer, Secco Patterson (The Wailers percussionist), and Ras Daniel Hartman (co-star of the movie “The Harder They Come”) and his infant son.
Altnet is also facilitating the sale of autographed copies of Jaffe’s new book “ONE LOVE: Life with Bob Marley and the Wailers.” Published by W. W. Norton, the beautiful book invites readers to plunge headfirst into the inner circle of reggae music’s royal family during a crucial moment of development, as it broke away from Jamaica’s shores and launched itself around the world. Jaffe’s own words and photographs recount his involvement in the culture and politics of the reggae world of the 1970’s and beyond. Kazaa Media Desktop users can, via Altnet’s payment gateway, purchase an autographed hardcover copy for $39.95 (USD) or an autographed softcover for $24.95.
It will be very interesting to see if free access to exclusive Marley video footage will generate hardcopy book sales.
The Marley family recently found previously unheard Bob material and is planning to release it with significant augmentation – story here.