Buy Concert Ticket, Get Full Catalog

The band No Doubt is offering purchasers of full-priced concert tickets a free download of the band's entire catalog. [Rolling Stone article.]

Assuming a band has not signed a record deal with a major ticket company (e.g., Ticketmaster), how is the deal between the band's record label and the concert promotor structured? In other words, how does the record company collect revenue for download of sound recordings?

I Am Iron Man

Love 'em, or hate 'em, heavy metal band Iron Maiden has achieved a level or success and longevity uncommon in the world of popular music. Yesterday, the band announced that it had re-signed with its label of 28 years EMI in a 360 degree deal (excluding the USA), which included touring, merchandise and other revenue.

The band, with an enormous world-wide following, regularly sells out shows in international venues, and has topped charts around the world. It must be the graphic t-shirts...

Amazingly, they have maintained the same manager, Rod Smallwood, since 1979. Unfortunately, the EMI-regime can't boast such loyalty or experience...but nonetheless, Iron Maiden is a "flagship band for EMI".

This Is What You Get, When You Mess With Us...

More Radiohead news: the band, in its post EMI days, continues to shun major labels. Among other news outlest, the New York Times reports:

Under the proposed deal, Radiohead would license the album, “In Rainbows,” for a specified period of time but retain ownership of the recording.

Take that "360 degree" deal! A band, retaining its copyright ownership in its work? What? What?! What?!?

Of course, it appears that the Licensee will be a traditional label, so not much new in terms of distribution and earning revenue off traditional products like CDs and mp3s. The #1 candidate on the radar right now for a US licensee is ATO Records, and though not a "major" US label, ATO certainly has its share of high-profile artists (e.g., David Gray, Ben Kweller).