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Ongoing History Daily: The ultimate tiered offering with an album

When streaming started to take off, there were all kinds of schemes to help preserve CD sales. Drummer Josh Freese (who has played drums with everyone) was the king of this. In 2009, he released a new album called Since 1972.

You could pay as little as $7 for a basic download to as much as $75,000 for a limited-edition album of one with all the extras. So what did you get for 75K? A signed CD and DVD; a t-shirt; a chance to go tour with Josh for a few days; have Josh write, record, and release a 5-song EP based on your life story.

And then there’s was this: Taking shrooms and cruising with Tool drummer Danny Carey in his Lamborghini before boarding a limo for Tijuana where Josh will show you “how it’s done.” Whatever that means. Sounds like it might have almost been worth it.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “Ongoing History Daily: The ultimate tiered offering with an album

  • Do you know if anyone bought this?? If so, there’s got to be stories that came out of it.


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