By Jessica Wiegandt, Lord Botetourt High School
Ever hear of the iTunes “Free Single Of The Week?”
These singles typically seem to be performed by a little-known artist or band; someone who’s looking to break into the music industry.
For that week only, the song is free to download.
Usually, the good news for that band is it seems like they become more popular because a lot of people download the song over the course of the week.
Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team” was a free single on iTunes last June, and soon after became a song on the top of the music charts. I still hear it frequently played on the radio today.
So the free single may just be the way to go if an artist is looking for people to download and listen to their music.
I look forward to the free song each week because I think the artists are normally really good.