Newswire: Bob Dylan getting into file sharing by mailing his CD to retired people

Hopping onto the hot new trend of artists sharing their albums for free, Bob Dylan has announced that he will release a torrent of his new Frank Sinatra covers album into the waiting mailboxes of AARP subscribers. As previously reported, Dylan recently paid tribute to Sinatra with Shadows In The Night, in which the 73-year-old musician sings standards popularized by the late crooner. Now he’ll distribute 50,000 copies of that record for free, on CD, through physical mail, to subscribers of the American Association of Retired Persons’ magazine, in what is the perfect combination of art, physical format, distribution, and audience.

Dylan announced his bold foray into the world of file sharing as part of an interview with AARP—his first in three years, and a publication Dylan sought out specifically, rather than talk to the old fogeys at Rolling Stone. In it, he suggests that AARP‘s …

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