Columbia Records Prank Day #3
At the moment, the rotating Google ads box on the front page appears to have been replaced by a Jamster Music Tones ad. I can’t say if the new ad was scheduled to run any way or if Columbia finally got tired of the prank after it spread across the web including via Bob Lefsetz who originally inspired me, Silicon Alley Insider (whose Peter Kafka has been taking his own swipes at the music industry lately), Ryan Holiday and elsewhere.
If somebody from Columbia or parent Sony BMG wants to comment on or off the record, I’ll publish it. In the meantime, I’ll keep running the ad for a little while longer since they lost $42 million last quarter and may need the money…
The offending ad: