Depending on which way you look at it, Filter‘s current opportunity to allow fans to FaceTime/Skype with them while in the studio is either a unique invitation or yet another way to monetize a band. The group had the following to say of it:
“As many of you know, we’re back in the studio, collaborating with the same amazing team that helped produce two of your favorite albums, Short Bus and Title of Record. We’re offering fans the unique opportunity to share in this creative process in a way that we’ve never offered before by allowing them to FaceTime or Skype with us and the sound engineers that created these platinum albums during a live studio session.
So many of you have contacted us with questions about production and music composition and we thought this would be an excellent way for you observe both via a live, unrehearsed writing/recording session in its raw, spontaneous form. For other fans it offers the ultimate experience to be the first to hear the guitar rifs and lyrics that may eventually be recorded as a part of Filter‘s legacy
These sessions are being offered on a limited basis and may be reserved between the hours of 12-5 pm, (Pacific time) on any day we are scheduled to be in the studio. A full hour is $300, (each additional hour after that is $200), or you can reserve a half hour session for $175. No recording is allowed (screen shots are fine) and we require complete discretion concerning the disclosure of any details of these sessions for obvious reasons.
If you would like additional information or if you’re ready to make a reservation, you can contact us at OfficialFilter1@gmail.com.
We look forward to having you join us.”
The reunited Team Sleep recently charged fans to take part in the studio experience as well. However, they went so far as having them physically attend the sessions, complete with a much more intimate experience.