The group has hooked up with SellaBand.com to sell 10,000 parts of the album for $25 a piece to raise a total of $250,000. The plan is to use the quarter mil to fund recording costs and expenses as well as to pay for marketing the release.
But it doesn’t stop with $25. Oh, sure, that amount, referred to by Sellaband as the “believer” level will get you a copy of the finished CD, but if you bump up your payment to the $100 “Hype” level you also receive an exclusive numbered CD digipak, your name in the booklet and an opportunity to purchase a second copy of the CD at half price.
But why stop at $100? For $250 you can buy into the “Rebel” level which also includes an exclusive limited edition Public Enemy T-shirt in addition to everything already mentioned.
Then there’s “Posse” level for $500, which adds a copy of the CD autographed by Chuck D. and a $1,000 “Terrordome” level limited to 50 investors which includes everything listed above plus an unlimited use backstage pass for three years.
But wait, there’s more.
The “Bring The Noise” level – priced at $5,000 and limited to 15 investors – gives well-heeled fans executive producer credits, while the $10,000 “PE Number One” level includes everything mentioned plus a studio visit during the recording sessions.
Public Enemy hopes to complete its fan-supported funding efforts by the end of this year. For more information, grab your credit card and click here for Sellaband.com.