BEVERLY HILLS(Hypebot) – Metallica, who have often been critical of file sharing, are finally joining Music 2.0…sort of. For $25 fans can join their Mission:Metallica fan club as a platinum member and get an mp3 version of the bands new album along with a complex array of other goodies like "fly on the wall" coverage and contests. Add another $8 and they'll send you the CD.
Contrast this to Nine Inch Nails who tells fans, just give me your email address and you're in my club. Then I'll give you some music free, more music in any format you want cheaply, and if you really want to spend some money I've got limited edition stuff to sell you.
If you're a fan, which band wins your loyalty?