RottingApples, on 18 April 2012 - 01:03 PM, said:
Everything starts out digital, but if any of the tiers reach a certain number of downloads, a limited edition physical release can be produced, as has been discussed before.
The following would be ideal for audio:
Tier 1: Double Door ’95 compilation (1-2 disc comp best of the 4 shows)
Tier 2: All 4 complete Double Door shows available individually.
Tier 3: Double Door box set of all 4 shows packaged together, for a discount.
Make all 3 options available, and any tier that reaches xx amount of downloads can have the physical copy.
I agree that the Double Door naturally supports a tiered approach, but you're missing out on the benefit that Kickstarter provides: up front financial backing. Just making the music available for download is expensive, and like Billy said they need a guarantee that they'll make back their cost before they go in and spend the time/money preparing the music. So tiers would look something like:
$10 - digital download of the best of the 4 '95 Double Door shows (this "best of" works, because it's a limited set of music for someone to go through and cherry pick from)
$50 - digital download of all 4 Double Door shows, complete
$100 - CD boxset of all 4 Double Door shows, hand-numbered and autographed by Billy
$200 - Vinyl boxset of all 4 Double Door shows, hand-numbered and autographed by Billy, access to digital download
$400 - Vinyl boxset of all 4 Double Door shows, hand-numbered and autographed by Billy, access to digital download, tickets and backstage passes to a show on the upcoming tour with some sort of band meet-and-greet (obviously this would depend on tour dates being public, just spitballing idea for "bonuses" that wouldn't cost the band money but would pull in extra $$)
I'll defer to WayneArnold on whether an item like this would appeal to vinyl collectors. He's right that the smaller set of collectors of physical media that are willing to pay more money are the key to raising enough to fund the digital downloads.
It's important, I think, to not look at the Kickstarter tiers as "prices", per se. I believe you can contribute however much you want to a Kickstarter project, regardless of where the tiers are set, the different tiers are just meant to reward those who contribute more and guide the amounts that people pledge. The goal here would be to get the Double Door shows released, regardless of how much each individual person pledges.
(Disclaimer: I purposely left out video since it was unclear from the interview whether Billy had access and rights to these shows on video)
Drevpile, on 18 April 2012 - 01:00 PM, said:
Lucky 13, could you answer me this. Serious question; which organisations / databases / websites for archive material have you been researching and considering as a template for our own forthcoming hub? Thanks.
Do you see this hub as the catalog of archive material or a place where, once something has been released, future fans can purchase digital downloads? Because I view the latter as a project too big for a volunteer, in-their-spare-time, group of fans. If the SPFC is down for a little while, it's no big deal. If you put your credit card info into a site and it goes down or is hacked or something, you expect a different level of professional service and support that volunteer fans couldn't possibly provide. If it's the former, I think they could leverage the SPFC. Add a database field for including "archive sound quality" in the recording information section of a show, fill in the setlist gaps, and add the recording info and sound quality. Voila.