Melissa Etheridge joins forces with PledgeMusic for new album

Melissa Etheridge has teamed up with PledgeMusic to release her new album, MEmphis Rock And Soul, on October 7th via Stax Records, a division of Concord Music Group.

On MEmphis Rock And Soul, Etheridge brings her powerful voice and passionate vision to some of the era-defining treasures of modern music – the Staple Singers’ “Respect Yourself,” Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)” and “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember,” Sam & Dave’s “Hold On, I’m Coming,” Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign,” Johnnie Taylor’s “Who’s Making Love” – as well as some real discoveries she found in her explorations deep into the Stax catalog.

Etheridge could not be happier with the results: an album that completely captures the spirit she felt as a kid hearing these songs. And now she’s thrilled to share her MEmphis Rock and Soul.

As the leader in the direct-to-fan platform, PledgeMusic is a perfect fit for Etheridge to bring her fans into the recording process and offer them special exclusives and a behind the scenes look into the making of the record.

“I’m happy and excited to announce that I am recording a new album. But I want to share this music with you right now, which is why I’ve invited you here – so you can experience the music while it’s being created. I can’t wait for you to hear the new music!”

With every pre-order of the record, fans receive the AccessPass, which will give them instant access to exclusive updates and content.

“I’ll bring you into my world to hear the new songs, see videos from the recording sessions, pictures from the studio and much, much more.”

Pledgers will also have the opportunity to pledge on some exclusive items and experiences, such as CDs and vinyl, signed CDs and vinyl, super bundles, signed CD bundles, T-shirts with an exclusive design, available only to pledgers, handwritten lyric sheet, a Happy Birthday/custom voicemail greeting, a one-on-one guitar lesson in Los Angeles with Melissa, a one-on-one songwriting session in Los Angeles with Melissa, a personalized, signed guitar and more.


Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.