Indie band pays fans to download album

By | March 5, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Indie rock band Officer Roseland is paying fans one dollar to download their new album as part of a marketing campaign motivated by tough economic times and a cluttered music marketplace.

The band will offer fans two option: The first called “TAKE” pays one dollar to download the album “Stimulus Package.” The second “GIVE” donates that dollar to the charity Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. In either case, the fan receives the album at no cost to them.  

Formed in 2000, Officer Roseland is a four-piece independent rock band from Philadelphia, Penn. The band has recorded four studio albums, has had music featured in independent films and animations and toured internationally.

“Stimulus Package” is an album with a distinctly satirical edge and warped sense of humor.

“We were definitely aware of the thematic tone the album was taking on pretty early in the writing process” the band said.

The album is available for download at