We just published a post with an embed of the entirety of The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack streaming for free over at The Interactive. The stream is courtesy of Empire magazine, a popular film rag.
It’s distributed with Brightcove, a video distribution platform for the web that is attractive to marketers because of its detailed metrics and analytics, among other things.
First off, check out the soundtrack; it’s awesome. Second off, I find it interesting that these things are being released as marketing materials freely on the web. Has music been so undervalued that it now exists mainly to hawk IMAX ticket sales?
I’ll bet you that for some people the soundtrack was as highly anticipated as the movie — or even more so. It’s a funny world we live in when they just give it away like this.
But no one’s complaining. It’s awesome.