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  • Modlife is unbundling the music business
  • Modlife is unbundling the music business
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Modlife is unbundling the music business

Would you pay extra to see your favourite band soundcheck before the show? Or get a limited edition poster if you download a track legally? Many would, and that’s the premise for Modlife, a platform launched by Tom DeLonge as he watched the industry shift while in former band Blink 182.

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