How Tom DeLonge of Blink 182 is Changing the Music Industry

Yes, the guy behind some frat-boy sophomoric hits like “What’s My Age Again,” “Does My Breath Smell” and “Dysentery Gary”has a high-tech side. From Fast Company:

Modlife is a customizable software platform that streamlines the process of selling digital and physical product packages. Thinking about buying an iTunes album? Modlife will encourage that purchase with a hand-screened poster to go along with it. Want to see the live show? Modlife provides the opportunity to pay extra and get access to the usually off-limits soundcheck. “We’re making the band revenue by providing tools to monetize all these different elements of their business,” DeLonge says.

And it’s a lot of revenue.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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