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Iron Maiden makes millions of dollars by playing live for pirates

26
Dec
2013

Venerable British heavy metal band Iron Maiden has found a lucrative way to deal with pirates. Rather than prosecuting people for illegally downloading songs such as Run To The Hills and The Trooper, Iron Maiden instead traveled the world to play shows in pirates home countries, selling merchandise and winning new fans in the process. Cite World reports that data from British company Musicmetric indicated a surge in Iron Maiden piracy from South America. Instead of pursuing legal action, the band toured the continent extensively, making $2. …

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