Indie band Barcelona say they sold more downloads and gig tickets after one of their songs was featured in a YouTube video that went viral. So even though the use of the song was entirely unauthorised, the band were chuffed enough to record a video response. “We want to let you know that it’s been affirming in the last week to watch in the iTunes store a correlation with the sales of our record ‘Absolutes’, growing in the rock charts as a result of having the song placed in the video,” says drummer Rhett Stonelake.

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