wish Blue Note had a loot box setup where a purchaser got a significant discount by signing up to buy all new releases in a particular format.
sell me a copy of each new release you publish every month for a flat rate, you cowards
@djsundog Like the Sub Pop subscription, or Fiend Club! That would be awesome
@pagrus @djsundog sorry, should clarify: i get that, i'm saying "if Blue Note (or whichever label) was being pitched on having a loot box, 'well, people are listening to music via streaming based on mood anyway' could be one counter to 'that won't make us enough money in 2020'".
especially in terms of number of sales overall vs. appealing to "niche interests" -- which frequently loses money, but gains sometimes in terms of reputation for the label.
@pagrus @djsundog @poiseunderchaos my partner's been doing the vinylmeplease thing for years, and for all the "this is the columbia house cd club for 30-somethings with a record player" vibes it might have, it has exposed us to a _ton_ of good tunes
(might now be getting closer to a literal ton than i really want to think about)
@djsundog I had an unofficial version of that from someone at Cleopatra back in the '90s, leftover from DJing, and it was *fantastic*. Also sometimes awful, Cleo's motto was "if it's dark, ship it".
You've never heard bad until you've heard teenagers imitating Sisters of Mercy with Casio loops.
@mdhughes @djsundog Duuude, now I miss my old Cleopatra Records collection. I wonder if I can still find all those 1990s classics such as "first twelve people to fire up Sound Forge and cover a Madonna track gets a check!" and "hey everyone we've signed, you mind all remixing each other again real quick like?"
@djsundog A Different Drum records used to do that.
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