Tag Archives: subscription

Subscription Music Goes Mainstream

Apple and EMI announced iTunes Pass today, which is kind of like a season pass for an album. The first iTunes Pass is the new Depeche Mode album, Sounds Of The Universe. So far, one track is available for purchase. If you purchase the pass, you get it and one pass-only track, as well as […]

The Dynamic Album

David Hooper’s Music Marketing [dot] com is always a fascinating read on the independant music business. He has an article talking about Nashville musician Geoff Smith, who calls his latest album “Ones And 0s” a “dynamic album”. This is great name for the music subscription model. The album is not a static traditional album that […]


Cory Doctorow has a follow up to his “Think Like A Dandelion” article (previously discussed here), called “Macropayments“. I hadn’t heard of the term micropayments before, though it should have been an obvious idea – the opposite of a micropayment. Scott McCloud has been advocating the idea of micropayments as a way for artists to […]

Subscribe To The Dandy Warhols

The Dandy Warhols have decided to get all creative with the music distribution for their new album, Earth To The Dandy Warhols. It’s a subscription model. $35 a year lets you: * download the new album today (pre-release) * download b-sides, etc. as they are released * get CD/poster when it comes out * get […]