Iron Maiden makes millions of dollars by playing live for pirates

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 $ 2.58 million from one sold-out Sao Pãolo show alone, and adding another five million fans to its already extensive social media fanbase.

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