You may also recall I don’t dig crowd-funding, but that was until the other day when my dentist told me I need a fucking root canal. What about it folks? Any of you people wanna help a brother out with his dental work?
I’m mostly kidding, but then I see Protest The Hero raised $350,000 through their campaign, and I think, “Maybe crowd-funding’s not so bad.”
Seriously. I’m this close to selling out.
So, Protest The Hero have decided to go ahead and release their next LP through licensing deals with a couple of labels.
Sony Music will issue the still-untitled LP in Canada; Spinefarm will tackle the release overseas.
Razor & Tie will handle the release in the United States.
“Our successful crowd funding campaign allowed us a new level of both artistic and business minded freedom,” says the band.
“We had the pleasure of recording an album with budgets and deadlines created only by ourselves and we think the project benefited the world over because of that. We can’t thank our dedicated contributors enough for putting us in the driver seat. It has been an arduous process because we have had to create two completely different packages for this album. One will be the exclusive release which will only go to people who contributed to our campaign.
“The other is going to be the more standard release which we hope everyone will see on record store shelves (and digitally, of course),” Protest The Hero explain.
“We realized pretty quickly after recording that we were going to need some help with the distribution of the traditional release. We knew we wanted our album to be available around the world in as many formats as possible. With this in mind, and with our new found sense of control we have teamed up with some new pals. All of which are completely on board with our non-traditional view moving forward.
“No advances, no multi-record deals, no hidden agendas. We hope you are able to get your hands on at least one of these versions of our new album, regardless of where you are in the world. It’s scary, but wonderful to say…this album absolutely would not have been possible without the generosity and support of those who contributed to the making of our new album. We will forever be in your debt!”
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