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Let's say they uploaded every single GN'R show available from 1987 to present monthly, for say, 9.99 a download at a minimum. That's a few hundred shows at 10 bucks a piece. Right there, with minimal effort in (restoration + uploading costs) they'd have a reoccurring source of income for at least a good few years to come. 

 

On top of that, maybe every once in a while, do deluxe MP3/FLACs of "special" shows for example Ritz 1988 remastered audio with rehearsals that fans haven't heard. Charge extra.

 

Do singular releases for each of the albums NO BOXSETS for example UYI 1 + remixed or remastered versions of the songs, polished demos, unheard tracks, outtakes, alt cuts = $100. Fans would buy that if say you managed to cobble together 10-30 extra tracks. Plus do something like the Stones do and have Axl and Slash nowadays finish a UYI demo and release it as a 'new' song. Like the Stones did for Exile with 'Plundered My Soul'.

 

Not only that, but for a band that loves merch, why not re-release some geuninely fan favorite T-shirts EX UYI era t's? You could upsell these and hardcores would buy them if they're good re-prints, plus you'd be cutting into the market for the actual vintage t's which can get very expensive. The band wins by selling merch the fans actually want to buy, plus the band wins by selling merch that's popular to sell instead of toy trucks.

 

Then you could do misc stuff like other bands do such as more posters (of say current and past lineups). EX large size poster of the UYI booklet "Dead" photo. Or do a coffee table book of photos of the band from 1985 to present. HQ scanned pix of live pix, and then rare/unseen and candid pix of the band in all different eras. Make it a coffee table book with lush pictures, charge a $60-100 a piece. People'd buy that.

 

These are all simple ideas. Why do they seem so hard for GN'R?

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I have no idea why they didn’t release CD2 with slash and duff in 2016. It probably took them 2 weeks to learn and rework the songs so why didn’t they release it when there was hype lol so silly. Oh Axl. 
 

I agree that them not releasing old shows is also missing out on very easy money. Metallica does something similar to what you mentioned with buying concerts. Letting people buy SBDs and Proshots of UYI shows would be a very easy way to make money . 

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42 minutes ago, Wilco said:

Let's say they uploaded every single GN'R show available from 1987 to present monthly, for say, 9.99 a download at a minimum. That's a few hundred shows at 10 bucks a piece. Right there, with minimal effort in (restoration + uploading costs) they'd have a reoccurring source of income for at least a good few years to come. 

 

On top of that, maybe every once in a while, do deluxe MP3/FLACs of "special" shows for example Ritz 1988 remastered audio with rehearsals that fans haven't heard. Charge extra.

 

Do singular releases for each of the albums NO BOXSETS for example UYI 1 + remixed or remastered versions of the songs, polished demos, unheard tracks, outtakes, alt cuts = $100. Fans would buy that if say you managed to cobble together 10-30 extra tracks. Plus do something like the Stones do and have Axl and Slash nowadays finish a UYI demo and release it as a 'new' song. Like the Stones did for Exile with 'Plundered My Soul'.

 

Not only that, but for a band that loves merch, why not re-release some geuninely fan favorite T-shirts EX UYI era t's? You could upsell these and hardcores would buy them if they're good re-prints, plus you'd be cutting into the market for the actual vintage t's which can get very expensive. The band wins by selling merch the fans actually want to buy, plus the band wins by selling merch that's popular to sell instead of toy trucks.

 

Then you could do misc stuff like other bands do such as more posters (of say current and past lineups). EX large size poster of the UYI booklet "Dead" photo. Or do a coffee table book of photos of the band from 1985 to present. HQ scanned pix of live pix, and then rare/unseen and candid pix of the band in all different eras. Make it a coffee table book with lush pictures, charge a $60-100 a piece. People'd buy that.

 

These are all simple ideas. Why do they seem so hard for GN'R?

Socks and toy trucks is where it's at that's why.

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Completely agree, if I was in charge I'd be selling every damn show and utterance as blu rays, downloads etc. 

 

Said this before, but would have had CD2 right out there with videosnfor singles made from live footage. Start NITL in 2016, singles in 17, album in 18 - add legitimacy to the thing.

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I've been saying for years that they should have their own streaming or download service for live shows, if they do it right it's probably the easiest way to guarantee a few years of income outside of touring. Box sets and remastered albums should be a separate thing, but if they charge $10-15 a month, they'd have the majority of forum, reddit, facebook etc. users subscribing. Start with about 15 shows, and upload something like 10 new shows every month from every era, and every once in a while throw an 80's show on youtube at 720p for promo, so casual fans who love Ritz '88 sign up for another month.

 

There's other things they could do of course, but it's insane that they don't capitalize on their live archive. But it would probably involve dealing with "enemies" like Marc Canter, Steven, Matt, Gilby, etc. and Axl made enough money on the NITL that he doesn't need to prostitauh himself by dealing with those people.

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A lot of the jam bands do live releases.  If GNR has soundboard recordings from 85-93 I think people would listen to them.... then again maybe no one will pay for them so it's not worth the effort and cost.  Jam bands are different than GNR... so maybe those bands don't care no one is paying for it?

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Since the Reunion.

 

Locked N Loaded AFD Box Set 

Super Deluxe Edition CD Box Set 

AFD Remastered 2 CD set 

AFD Remastered CD

AFD 2 LP Vinyl Remastered 

AFD Cassette Remastered (Red Tape)

AFD Cassette Remastered (Blue Tape)

Shadow of Your Love 7"

Greatest Hits 2 LP vinyl Re-issue 

Greatest Hits 2 LP vinyl picture disc 

Greatest Hits 2 LP vinyl gold splatter vinyl 

Greatest Hits 2 LP vinyl silver splatter vinyl

Hard Skool EP - CD (2022)

Hard Skool EP - Cassette (2022)

Hard Skool 7" (2022)

 

 

It's not that they don't release shit and make money.

 

The problem is most of what they release is Shit :lol:

 

 

 

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For a band loves money, why do they release nothing?

 

BECAUSE AXL HATES TO BE JUDGED ON THE SHIT MATERIAL HE'S SPENT 20 YEARS WANKING ON, HE WOULD RATHER BE JUDGED SOUNDING LIKE A TRANSVESTITE SINGING ON STAGE, THEN BE JUDGED ON THE 20 YEARS HES SPENT MASTURBATING OVER AUDIO.

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