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Rock band Tool may finally allow their material to be available digitally for purchase and streaming ahead of their upcoming album:

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-23/tool-said-to-be-latest-musical-act-to-make-peace-with-streaming

 

 

 

The rock band Tool is in talks to make its catalog available on streaming services in time for the release of its first album in more than a decade, according to people with knowledge of the matter, marking the end of another high-profile holdout to the music industry’s digital transition.
 
Members of Tool have been talking to the biggest services, including Spotify Ltd. and Apple Inc., about the best way to release their music, said the people, who asked not be identified discussing the private negotiations. Lead singer Maynard James Keenan didn’t respond to requests for comment. The music services declined to comment.

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i love that rock and roll band that goes by the name of tool

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what a tool

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it comes complete with a pamphlet of all the shitty youtube comments on tool songs up to the current date

 

did i say pamphlet i meant icelandic saga

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Technically, anything Tool do from here to eternity will be done in time for the release of their next album. Arranging album distribution on the planet Mars will be done in time for release of their next album.

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S O O N

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Cool but why not just release it on Bandcamp? I don't understand why so many artists choose to ignore that platform, it's literally the best thing to ever happen to music distribution imo

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dunno but guess if you're a major label kind of band you probably don't get the same reach on band camp vs classical distribution and the accompanying promo stuff or something.. not sure, maybe all is tied in with festival bookings etc and they are probably under contract somewhere?

 

Also pretty sure nowadays you cannot release a major label album in CD or whatever lol, gotta stream..

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Cool but why not just release it on Bandcamp? I don't understand why so many artists choose to ignore that platform, it's literally the best thing to ever happen to music distribution imo

Bandcamp is great but they REALLY need a streaming app version of their offerings. And given how relatively small they are, they're doing well, but most people don't listen by opening an app (BC), searching for one particular artist or album, and clicking play just to have their listening experience end in thirty minutes when that album is done. People need streaming stations and huge playlists curated by others they can shuffle and know it's all gonna be radio-friendly/preference-friendly tunes. Me and you and some don't need that, but the general public can't jump into BC fully the way it is now.

 

Also very curious to see if Tool has some fun with this and puts up some fake tracks or maybe does an entire album of Viginti Tres remixes instead of their actual catalog. Probably not, but I can long for the old days...

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