Alabama 3 – 12 Label Free Steps
March 4, 2008
Produced totally without labels, and totally with the fans.
Each and every month for the next yer, the Boys from Brixton are putting up 3 new songs on their web site. Fans get to vote on each song, and afterwords they get to download all three songs — which they are free to remix and send back to the band
At the end of the year, the 12 most popular songs (as chosen by the fans) will make a new album — and the fans who voted will be invited to a 12 hour Christmas gig celebrating the 12th anniversary of the band, where they will be given a CD of the new album, plus a CD of the 12 chosen remixes.
Plus a previously unreleased DVD.
Alabama 3’s next album will be created and disseminated without interference from labels, shops, manufacturers or distributors – a virus transmitted directly to the people.
Fans will be directly involved in the selection of songs and the conceptual direction of the album. You, the Converted, will be our executive producers.
Members of the congregation will be invited to re-mix tracks from the album, and they Shall Be Released
So, for those of you who are math-challenged, that’s 36 free MP3s (in clean, decent 160 kbps rips), an invitation to remix any or all, a free party, two free CDs, and a free DVD.
Damn. Beat that.
You can find the details of the new 12 Step Program Manifesto here, along with this month’s three free tracks.
(totally via Rimone, as usual)