It's not uncommon for artists to use tiered pricing options for their music. Special 'deluxe' editions will (if you're lucky) include a live DVD and a couple of bonus tracks. Singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding, however, has gone a step further…
Here are the pricing options for Harding's latest release Who Was Changed And Who was Dead:
Price: $15.98 (+ $2.50 postage and packing)
Includes: Download, CD and bonus live disc
2. Basic Plus
Price: $29.98 (+ $5.00)
Includes: Download, CD, bonus live disc and t-shirt
Price: $49.98 (+ $5.00)
Includes: Download, CD, bonus live disc, t-shirt and limited edition DVD
Price: $79.98 (+$9.99)
Includes: Download, CD, bonus live disc, t-shirt, limited edition DVD and signed artwork
5. Crazy Deluxe And Personal
Includes: Download, CD, bonus live disc, t-shirt, limited edition DVD signed (framed) artwork plus:
"John Wesley Harding will come and perform at your house, for you and your friends, on a mutually agreeable date. NO JOKE! If it's near, he'll even pay the transport; though if it's far, you'll have to pay. The price of this epic package, including your own personal John Wesley Harding concert, is $5000, and at that price, we're waiving the postage and packing. This is the only offer of its kind, and quite possibly the only offer of its kind ever."
Of course, if you've got enough cash, you could hire pretty much anyone for a private serenade. Even Foo Fighters will come and play at your college for $400k. Still, $5000 split between, say, 100 mates is a mere $50 per head. Just make sure it's not your house!