Smashing Pumpkins Offer $40 Subscriptions


CHICAGO (Hypebot) – A Free Corgan Brings Fans "Behind The Wizard's Curtain" And Asks Them For Input.

"For many years I've been really unhappy with the stupidity of the music business," admits Smashing Pumpkin leader Billy Corgan. "But now I am free from corporate meddling. No contracts, no deadlines to meet." But he's far from idle. Corgan is quote busy writing, rehearsing a new band, recording, exploring side projects and starting up his own subscription service.

Exactly how Corgan's subscription model will work is still be debatedut, but including new material is not out of the question and he's asking his fans to help him decide,. "I guess we as a community could throw out how many people would be interested in that as an idea. It would definitely have to be something that would be worth the effort on all sides."

Details of the Corgan's subscription so far:

  • $40 for 12 weeks. A minimum of 5 updates from the studio per week, so that's 60 updates for $40.
  • Updates would be posted in a less-than-24-hour consistency. For instance, if something happened on Monday, it would be posted no later than Tuesday
  • Each update would be a minimum of 5 minutes in length. That would mean subscribers would receive at least 25 minutes of unique audio/video material per week, and at least 5 hours over the course of the 12 weeks.
  • There is a possibility of live streaming video content in addition to what has been presented above.
  • The updates will ultimately be part of a substantial "art film."

    "I am excited to make this offer to anyone who might be interested what goes on behind the wizard's curtain," says Corgan.