"Free" cd with concert ticket purchase

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by wdiv, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

    Haren, DM
    So, if we're gonna see artists live, we certainly shouldn't buy their latest album then. But then again we already knew that, because a deluxe version would be just around the corner. The industry is so very successful to discourage album sales.
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  2. cgw

    cgw Forum Resident

    Upstate NY
    I received the new Jack White CD when buying the show tickets. Actually I received 2 for 2 tickets.
    My cousins got taken by a fake ticket web site (reseller). I think their tickets will be OK but they didn't get any CD's. I gave them my extra.

    I'll have to ask my BIL if he received Cds (download) for the Metallica tickets.
  3. Kevin j

    Kevin j Forum Resident

    Seattle Area
    john prine, too. my coworker is going to see byrne with his wife and gave me his extra cd. i'm going to see prine with my wife and gave him my extra cd!
  4. revolution_vanderbilt

    revolution_vanderbilt Forum Resident

    New York
    I think with every concert ticket, we should get a free CD... of that night's performance! I won't hold my breath.

    In every case I've dealt with, the concert tickets with the free CD were announced before the album was onsale.
  5. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    I think I'm getting a "free" Jack Whie cd with my $20 Live Nation ticket summer promotion.

    With only a few used music stores left, my locals have 20 sealed cd copies of the new Katy Perry and Shania Twain albums nobody wants.
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  6. rrbbkk

    rrbbkk Forum Resident

    LOL. Metallica's latest returned to #1 for a week after they put the last leg of their US tour on sale. I've had four copies of it now. Jack White did the same thing a couple months ago. You either got a CD for every ticket purchase or, in my case, a CD and a partial credit for a vinyl LP of his new one.
  7. Johnny Feathers

    Johnny Feathers Well-Known Member

    I've gotten them for:

    Metallica - Hardwired to Self Destruct
    David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock
    LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
    U2 - Songs of Experience
  8. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    Got it for
    Neil Young - Americana (3 copies)
    U2 - Songs of Experience

    Getting it (not yet) for the new Courtney Barnett album.

    I didn't get the free CD option with David Byrne.
  9. Hot Ptah

    Hot Ptah Forum Resident

    Kansas City, MO
    Last fall, Kenny Chesney mailed out a 2 CD album to everyone who bought a ticket for his 2018 tour. It is a live album of performances from his 2016 tour. In the country music fan world, it was written about as a nice gift from their beloved artist.
  10. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

    Niagara Falls
    Don't see why anyone would complain about this practice. First personal experience with this was Mark Knopfler offering a copy of Get Lucky. Then, as already mentioned, Coldplay with live from Viva la Vida tour. Even if there's something going on with management, and you obviously pay for it in ticket costs, it's still a nice gesture.
  11. raphph

    raphph Forum Resident

    I'm amazed that this con is allowed to continue....
  12. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    It does help with their charting.
  13. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Your Ad Here

    Pacifica, CA
    I like it. I got the new LCD Soundsystem and the new Jack White after purchasing those tickets.
  14. raphph

    raphph Forum Resident

    That's my point - it's cheating essentially....

    I may want to see [insert legendary band] but I don't want to contribute to their chart placing outside of my choice with a mediocre album I had no intention of buying...
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  15. deadbirdie

    deadbirdie Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL
    I got 2 U2 Songs of Experience CDs after buying 2 tix for the upcoming show in Chicago. I happened to call to get my seats upgraded, and then got yet another 2 CDs. So now I have 4 copies of SoE. Yikes!
  16. eifion

    eifion Well-Known Member

    North Wales
    The Durutti Column gave away a CD called "Chronicle" to everyone who attended their concert at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on 30 April 2011. The album was substantially changed before it went on general release, so it was a nice rarity for those of us who where lucky enough to be there.
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  17. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    it floods the used market with copies of so-so later albums that have little demand. u2 2017/Jack White 2018/Shania 2017/Katy Perry 2017/John Mayer 2017/Halsey 2017.

    Someone with a box suite at the arena brought it 20 sealed copies of each album to my local. They aren't moving.
  18. bmh5879

    bmh5879 Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Just to add to the list, Tom Petty did this for Mojo. Also, Mudcrutch did this for Mudcrutch 2.

    And you're right - the market is flooded with them. I got four U2 CDs for their current tour but I bought the Deluxe CD anyhow - so I have 4 of the standard CD's just sealed and taking up space. I haven't bothered to sell them because selling anything under $10 is a waste of my time since I'm not a full time seller. I supposed I could always trade them in and get 50¢ each from my Record Store.
  19. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Trading them in is the best option for these discs or donate them to thrift stores.
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  20. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I have 12 copies! :help:
  21. Orthogonian Blues

    Orthogonian Blues Forum Resident

    London, UK
    This underlines, more than anything else these days, that albums have become 'loss leaders' for tours.
  22. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    And Madonna did it for "MDNA"!
  23. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    It's only mid/late career arena artists who don't want to be told their album only stalled after selling 200,000 copies. It's more about ego buffering.
  24. dewey02

    dewey02 Forum Resident

    The mid-South.
    Newsboys gave away their Live album with last year's concert tickets.
  25. Michael Rose

    Michael Rose Forum Resident

    "This next song, is something off our latest release. Did everyone get the FLAC neural implant at the door?!" :targettiphat:
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