Wednesday , May 22 2024


I’ve never heard of any of these artists (not that that means much), but Peppermint Records has an interesting concept here (which reminds me somewhat of the old Subpop Singles Club):

    New Peppermint Patron Program!
    Today we are excited to introduce a new program for fans and supporters called the Peppermint Patron 2003. If you become a Patron today, you’ll receive the fantastic package listed below:

    * 4 CDs from Peppermint’s current catalog (including any CD coming out through the end of 2002). Choose from brand new titles like Storyhill’s Dovetail and Peter Mayer’s Earth Town Square; Billy McLaughlin’s new Christmas CD A Simple Gift (as well as fan favorite Wintersongs and Traditionals) and his new live CD Finally!-Live; titles from our recently added artists Becky Schlegel, Anne Heaton, and Erika Luckett; or favorites like Ellis’ Everything That’s Real, Brenda Weiler’s Fly Me Back. Justin Roth’s In Between and Stuart Davis’ The Late Stuart Davis.

    * One copy of every new release that Peppermint puts out between 1/1/2003 and 12/31/2003 (minimum of 8 CDs guaranteed–if less than 8 CDs are released in 2003, you can make up the difference with anything from our catalog!). Any CD released by a current Peppermint artist and the most current release from any artist added to the Peppermint roster in 2003 will be yours on the day it becomes available! You’ll no longer need to go through the order process to get the newest music from Peppermint-it will be sent to you automatically!

    * Up to 5 free copies of our Peppermint Sampler Volume 3 CD, each of which we’ll mail out to the gift recipient of your choice along with a customized gift message! You take care of up to 5 gifts at once, while we take care of the shipping. Or simply have us send the sampler CDs to you directly for you to give as gifts.

    If you purchased all of these CDs individually you could spend up to $350, but through the Patron Program you can get everything for just $199! Membership does indeed have its privileges (can we say that?).

    This package makes a great holiday gift for the Peppermint fanatic. Sign up here and you’ll receive a Peppermint Patron 2003 certificate to present as part of the gift. We’ll contact you regarding the details of your membership at that time. The holidays are right around the corner, so make that special someone (yourself or someone else) a Peppermint Patron today! It truly is the gift that keeps on giving the whole year long!

Interesting revenue model, but still too expensive. I’d say half that price would be a mighty fine deal for everyone involved.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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