UK singer/songwriter, Jersey Budd’s, today announced a few smart moves based on digital music.
The artist joined the new fan-centred music service Bandstocks (Patrick Wolf, frYars) earlier this year, and is now offering fans early Christmas presents, including free downloads and discount tickets for his New Year headline tour.
The first 25 fans to book in advance for each of Jersey’s 12 February dates pay just £1 per ticket, while all other buyers get a free download of previously-unheard track ‘Foolin’ Around’.
“All this change in the industry is an opportunity for artists and fans” said Budd. “Bandstocks gives me total control over everything (music, artwork, marketing, etc) so I can be as creative as I want, while the fans get a share of album profits and tons of other privileges including a download of the album on release. In this goodwill season, £1 tickets is a festive way of giving something back… you’ve got to look after the fans if they’re going to help you make an album!”
“Jersey’s the true gentleman of rock and roll,” said Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno. “If anyone our deserves backing it’s him!”
Leicester City Football Club have joined Leicester lads Kasabian in contributing to Jersey’s Bandstocks album kitty, each backing the Mad Foxes fan as he guns for chart success with forthcoming debut album ‘Wonderlands’, which ships February 16.