Kristin Hersh Turns An Album Into A Book
from the reasons-to-buy dept
Back in 2007, musician Kristin Hersh was one of the first musicians we wrote about who had put in place a "tiered" support offering, which these days are becoming quite common. It looks like she's continuing to break new ground with experimental business models as well. Her latest album is actually going to be released as a book via Harper Collins' The Friday Project. The book/album, called Crooked, will basically be a really nice book, including full color artwork, lyrics, essays by Kristin about each song on the album and (of course) download codes to get all sorts of additional content, including stems for remixing and track-by-track audio commentary. This seems like a good way to give her fans an actual reason to buy the scarce good (the book), rather than just demanding they pick up a piece of obsolete plastic, like some artists.