News on The Vault, Lenny Kravitz, Joni Mitchell/Bruce Cockburn
Liquid Audio announced today (July 8) that it is developing a subscription service, known as The Vault, for Roadrunner Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. The offering, set for launch later this summer, will sell full-ownership downloads in bulk monthly packages as well as on an a la carte basis. Pricing tiers have not been disclosed. Content will comprise new, out of print, and unreleased tracks from Roadrunner acts, including Slipknot, Jerry Cantrell, and Nickelback.
"By launching its own digital music club, Roadrunner will provide unique access to its vast catalog and also give rabid fans a chance to raid 'The Vault' for unreleased gems," says Michael Abbattista, senior director of content development and label relations at Liquid Audio, Inc.
Liquid Audio launched a similar service called Burn It First for EMI Christian earlier this year.
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.