Bowie’s always been an innovator–aside from his music, he was the first artist to issue bonds backed by the royalties of his catalog, in 1997. So it didn’t come as a shock when he announced the launch of BowieNet, an Internet Service Provider focused on him, in 1998. He was also the first major artist to post a free downloadable track, “Telling Lies.” His goofy ISP isn’t around anymore, but he does have a site called BowieArt, a platform for selling his and others’ original prints and photos.
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