Linkin Park to offer complimentary official download after every North American showLinkin Park and Warner Bros. Records are reinventing the official concert bootleg, by offering every Linkin Park concertgoer on the band's 2011 North American tour a complimentary download of the live recording of the show they attend. Fans will simply send a text to a short code that will be displayed at each venue, and a link to the download will be emailed to them following the concert. Basecamp Productions, a pioneer in the development of the official concert bootleg, will be handling the distribution of the live recordings.
"The energy we get from our fans is what makes a great show," says Linkin Park bassist, Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell. "We wanted to show our appreciation by giving that experience back to them."
To ensure that every concertgoer has an opportunity to download their show, in venue media will be used to provide fans with a mobile short code. Fans that text to that short code will be connected to the bootleg download. "Our goal is to create the most seamless connection between Linkin Park and their biggest fans, and to ensure that their passion for this great live band is rewarded," said David Marcus, Warner Music Group's SVP of Worldwide Artist Services. "Working with Basecamp we're able to capture a magical performance and deliver that performance straight into the fan's email inbox."