Madonna has made her new song, "Hey You," available for free download. The song was written exclusively for the Live Earth concert series and available only on MSN.com. Live Earth, a monumental music event, will bring together more than 2 billion people to combat the climate crisis.
Implications - Musicians who offer free downloads of their music are held in high regard amongst consumers. They offer the listener a guilt-free feeling when it comes to downloading, which increases an appreciation from them. As well, the idea that musicians 'sell out' is challenged, as the downloads are free and prove to consumers that the artist may not have sold out like originally diagnosed.