Published Apr 22, 2009You know when your favourite band are working on a highly anticipated new album and they post studio updates on YouTube for you to casually enjoy? Well, Smashing Pumpkins front-man Billy Corgan has decided this is a viable market and will be launching a paid service for similar content. As the Smashing Pumpkins site explains here, a $40 USD subscription service will provide fans with exclusive audio and video content as Corgan works on the next Pumpkins
So what's included in the package? About five studio updates per week, each at least five minutes long, as well as the "possibility" of live streaming video. And if you're worried about the quality of the videos, take heart: the site promises that they'll be part of a "substantial 'art film.'"
Speaking of the project, Corgan says, "I am excited to make this offer to anyone who might be interested in what goes on behind the wizard's curtain. It is my goal to far exceed the normal documentary (sic) process and use the moment to create something that invokes synchronicity, electricity, and faith into a moment that is ever unfolding."
Of course, they'll only go ahead with the project if they know that someone out there is interested. To show your support, sign up for the mailing list here.