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Behind Blink-182’s Return to the Top of the Charts

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Steve Baltin, writing for Forbes, details the release strategy behind Blink-182’s California after talking with the band, managers, radio, and label. It’s a little insider baseball at times, but there’s a lot of new information here:

    “Our strategy really was kind of to give everything a little something,” he says. “That’s why we turned down an offer to window the record, cause we wanted the music to be accessible to the younger kids who listen to it on You Tube and Spotify and different places. We created ticketing tiers for our concerts so the core fans can buy the best seats in the house, but the young fans that might just be discovering the band can afford a ticket to the show also. That was our core strategy throughout this whole thing.”

    Sorry in advance for linking to Forbes and their user hostile website.

  2. DooDooBird


    Am I missing something? What's wrong with linking to Forbes?
  3. ChaseTx

    Big hat enthusiast Prestigious

    I take offense to that line about the tickets (not really) in that I'm a "core fan" buying lawn tickets because that's what I can afford
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  4. honkytonk

    Narcissism on narcotics

    Happy to see these guys are back on top!
  5. QOTD /ad countdown, blocking anyone with a content blocker on, invasive ads.
  6. DooDooBird


    Oh, ok. I'm just so used to pretty much all websites now days (except this one, of course) being terrible with ads and all that crap.
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