Freemium Works For Content?

Jason Chervokas says I am wrong, that a freemium business model works well for content and cites the Greatful Dead as the example of how to do it.

The Dead certainly did show the power of freeing their music to power a fan base that bought concert tickets like sugar water.  It’s a great example, but I don’t think that was exactly what I was talking about when I was critical of the Times Select program.

In any case, I am glad that this discussion is going on.  It’s healthy to debate these issues, put them out there, form opinions, and try to figure this stuff out.