UPDATE: Looks like they have removed the free download. I’m sure you can google around and find it available somewhere.
I love music more than just about anything nowadays. Angels & Airwaves is one of my favorite bands. If you don’t know anything about them, it’s Tom’s (from Blink 182)
new band that he started when Blink went on their hiatus. Blink is now back together, so I think this will be the last CD from Angels & Airwaves for a little while.
I think what Tom is doing with Modlife from a business perspective is pretty cool. He sees the end of purchasing music as we know it. Modlife is his way of combating digital piracy. Instead of charging for music, he charges for an experience. You have to pay to be a member of the website to receive exclusive content.
This exclusive content includes viewing the “ModCam”, which is a live Q&A format style video chat between you and band members, member-only pictures, a chat room, and exclusive blog posts plus some other stuff.
So instead of charging $20 one time for a CD, he’s charging like $5.00 a month for a membership to the site. I suck at math, and even I can tell that the monthly option ends up banking a certain individual more than the one-time charge over time. I bet this giving away free CD’s thing catches on with other bands more pretty quickly here in the future.
I’m digging the CD. Listening to it right now, in fact. I’d really like to hear what you think of it. Music is awesome and talking about it adds to the awesomeness. Even if you don’t know who Angels & Airwaves is, you should download the CD and listen to it. Then come back here and comment about it.