Last week, we reported on the RIAA’s blog post about online pirates making the Hope For Haiti Now charity album available on BitTorrent – it said they were “undermining of humanitarian fundraising efforts via online theft”. How much were they undermining it though? We asked BigChampagne for some stats, and CEO Eric Garland told us that “Yes, the charity record is available online, on torrent sites and one-click hosting etc, but the interest/volume is relatively low – nothing like a big pop record”. In fact, at its peak on 24th January, Hope For Haiti Now was being downloaded 2,680 times a day, compared to 63,845 downloads of Lady Gaga’s The Fame Monster. Source: Music Ally Blog
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