Well, this is a little different. Humble Bundle, the service that regularly allows gamers to purchase great titles at set-your-own-prices, has just announced its “Humble Music Bundle”. As it sounds, a handful of albums are up for grabs, and the price? Whatever you want it to be, of course.
As with the gaming bundles, all of the music sold here is DRM-free, and is available as either MP3 or FLAC. It’s not mentioned if album art or anything else comes with the music, however.
Genres offered span pop and rock, with Jonathan Coulton’s Greatest Hit (Plus 13 Other Songs) and They Might Be Giants’ Album Raises New and Troubling Questions being the most notable. The others include MC Frontalot’s Favoritism, Christopher Tin’s Calling All Dawns and Hitoshi Sakimoto’s Best of the Valkyria Chronicles (see, we have some gaming-related music in here).
If you pay more than the average price, you’ll also be treated to a remix album by rock band OK Go featuring 12 remixes of four different songs.
It’s going to be interesting to see how the support here compares to that of the gaming promotions. While tastes in gaming do differ from one person to the next, it’s even greater where music is concerned. None of these artists interest me, for example, while others might love them. Finding someone who has interest in all of them might be nothing short of a miracle.