Forbes is claiming that a form asking fans for their birth dates, with the requirement that they be 21 to download the music, is going to prevent kids from hearing the record. No, the fact that it’s a Jane’s Addiction record is going to prevent kids from downloading the record. And by the way, it’s called “lying” and it’s what the Internet is here for. Full story at Forbes:
The problem isn’t just that fans have to fill out a form to get the chance to get The Great Escape Artist, or that potential listeners may be greeted by a pop-up window directing them to nab the latest version of Java in order to download the album, or that even after jumping through those hoops the download still might not work. The problem is that the free digital version of The Great Escape Artist is available to “fans everywhere,” unless you happen to be under the age of 21.