Why try to get thousands of fans to buy an album for a few dollars when you could just sell one $20,000 limited edition to some rich person? Josh Freese’s unusual marketing trick for his new album Since 1972 is paying off.
Blabbermouth reports that one fan has already purchased the $20k limited edition of the album, which includes “a miniature golfing trip with members of Tool and Devo, a night aboard the Queen Mary, two songs written about the buyer that will be posted on iTunes, a drum lesson or foot and back massage, any three items out of Freese’s closet and more.”
Freese has also sold three of the $5k editions, which include a personalized song written about the buyer with a music video, a tour of Disneyland and a drinking session with the former Nine Inch Nails drummer.
The highest item is still up for bids, however: $75,000 for a signed copy of the album and Josh Freese as the drummer in your band for one month. We suggest you buy the $75k package and try to sign a deal with Live Nation.
By our calculation, Freese has already made at least $42,000 on his solo album, not including the unknown sales numbers of the unlimited $50 edition that includes a personal phone call from the shrewd man behind this lucrative marketing scheme.