Tori Amos sells concert bootlegs to fans
Tori Amos, come on down! You're the next contestant on "Direct to Consumer Tactics!"
The songwriter will make several live sets from her current American Doll Posse tour available for fans to download via her Legs & Boots website. The first show, Amos' Monday evening set at Philadelphia's Tower Theater, is already up for consumption. The material comes either as 256k mp3s (take that, Radiohead!) at $9.99 or super hi-res FLAC files for $14.99. The mp3s will go up a few hours after each show, while the FLAC versions will pop up 4-6 days after that. Those who purchase the FLAC package will receive mp3 files to enjoy during the added wait time.
This move, of course, is not without precedent. Pearl Jam long ago made a business of bootlegging, while the Pixies offered similar "instant live" packages of their reunion tour concerts. Amos herself, meanwhile, offered double-CD bootlegs for six separate shows back in 2005.
See Tori's tour schedule here.
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