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Cheaper Downloadable Concert Options!

posted Jan 22, 2014, 3:16 PM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 3:20 PM ]
Well, for everyone who signed the petition about Bruce's downloadable USB policy and how it wasn't that convenient and the price wasn't great. Your voice has been heard. Bruce will now also use a policy where fans can download, right from their computer, a concert in two different formats, MP3 or FLAC. These new options will cost only $10 and $15. Can't beat that! I will say that I will for sure now purchase more shows at the way cheaper rate than the $40 wristbands. Way to go Bruce for listening to your fans and giving them what they wanted. I'll post the entire article that broke the news earlier today:

"On Friday, a press release announced that Springsteen's upcoming concerts would be available as official audio downloads, enabled by USB wristbands available at each show and online. On Saturday, we took a closer look at this astounding new development, considering how fans have long yearned for official live audio, with hopes (and also sources suggesting) that this effort would evolve to match the more road-tested distribution methods and pricing of bands like Phish and Pearl Jam. Today... we do the evolution.

Backstreets has just confirmed that, in addition to the USB wristband sales model, Springsteen will also be offering direct audio downloads through his official Live Nation online store following each show on the upcoming leg, with no physical purchase required. There will be two options for audio formats: MP3 (320 kbps) or FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec). Pricing will match Pearl Jam's, at $9.99 for MP3 or $14.99 for FLAC. Hard to say fairer than that.

This plan is in place for at least each show on the South Africa/Australia/New Zealand leg. Support it, and it's hard to see why they'd stop there."
- January 22, 2014