Selliing Music in 2008 and Beyond

While the major music labels scramble to beat down customers after failing to keep everyone buying CD’s, others thought of new ways to sell music. Collectibles and the like have been slowly cropping up as one viable alternative.

Of Montreal is doing just that with their new album, Skeletal Lamping, due out October 7th and available for pre-order starting September.

There will be seven different formats from which to choose: CD, 180-gram LP, T-shirt, tote bag, button set, paper lantern, and wall decal set. All seven will feature a digital download of the album. (full story)

You don’t even have to worry about some useless plastic disc, you can get it digital and then add in a tote bag… I’m in! I can only hope that this kind of thinking becomes the norm. Let’s save plastic— kill the disc!