J&R Adventures Issues Bonamassa Lithograph as Part of Vertically Integrated Strategy to Take on the Faltering Music Industry While Providing a Closer Relationship between the Artist and Fans
Joe Bonamassa's 100 Limited Edition "Flying V" Lithographs Sell Out In Four Hours
Bonamassa's "Dust Bowl" debuts at #1 on Billboard Blues Chart, features special guests John Hiatt, Vince Gill and Glenn Hughes
13 Apr, 2011, 10:00 ET
LOS ANGELES, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blues-rock guitar hero, singer-songwriter and Billboard's #1 Blues Artist Joe Bonamassa released his "Flying V" Lithograph last week. The third edition in an on-going series of high quality lithograph images commemorating his career, the "Flying V" was limited to 100 prints and sold out in four hours, the fasted print to sell yet. With a retail price of $399, the lithograph includes the frame along with two tickets, valued at $200, and two meet and greet passes to meet Joe and attend a concert of the buyer's choice, anywhere in the world.
What sets the Bonamassa Lithograph Collection apart is the attention to detail Bonamassa himself has paid to the project. Each print in this collection was hand-selected and personally hand-signed by Bonamassa and includes a certificate of authenticity ensuring the quality and collectable nature of each individual piece. It was vital to both Bonamassa and his label and management company J&R Adventures to take a hands-on approach to the project in order to ensure the best possible product was being released to fans. As a result, it has been getting rave reviews from fans such as Jill who called it "an amazing piece of work and great conversation piece in my house" and Tom who said "the guitar jumps out at you while it hangs on the wall, I love it."
The lithograph series is another way J&R Adventures has vertically integrated its business to meet the needs of the artist and the fans. As a record label with divisions in publishing, management and memorabilia, as well as a fan club, J&R Adventures is on the leading edge of harnessing the new music industry – always devising new ways to compete in today's vastly different music landscape. Through these methods, J&R has been able to give control to the artist and its management rather than to a handful of individuals.
The sold-out "Flying V" lithograph comes hot on the heels of the March 22 release of Bonamassa's new album "Dust Bowl" (J&R Adventures). Released to an abundance of critical acclaim, the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart and #37 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart, making it his highest-selling and chart-ranking US debut to date.
Next up for Bonamassa is Black Country Communion's sophomore release "2," out June 14. Black Country Communion is the English-American hard rock band featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), guitarist Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater). The album release will be followed by the band's debut tour with dates in the US, UK and Europe.
To view all Lithographs in the series:
Hear Joe's music and download the free Single "Dust Bowl" at: http://bit.ly/g1Ubbg
Come see what everyone is talking about: www.jbonamassa.com
SOURCE J&R Adventures
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