Martin Shkreli, founder and former CEO of Turing, announced via Twitter last night that his “entire unreleased music collection, including unheard Nirvana, Beatles, and of course, Wu-Tang, comes out, for free.”
While this isn’t the first time a celebrity has offered something for their preferred candidate winning the race, this small offering is definitely going to have some sort of impact on the presidential race this year.
I urge you to retweet the Twitter post by clicking this tweet:
If Trump wins, my entire unreleased music collection, including unheard Nirvana, Beatles, and of course, Wu-Tang, comes out, for free.
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) October 27, 2016
Instantly, it has convinced some to vote that otherwise wouldn’t have. You can see one of the popular replies here:
@MartinShkreli why you gotta make me vote
— Foos (@Foosili) October 27, 2016
REGATED is unsure how much Nirvana and Beatles music that has never been heard before that Martin Shkreli owns. However, he paid 2 million dollars for a Wu – Tang clan album that only had one copy sold, according to Bloomberg:
Initially, the Clan wanted to forbid the buyer from publicly releasing the album for 88 years, but over time decided to grant the buyer total freedom as long as the album wasn’t sold commercially. That meant the owner could listen to the record in a soundproof room, drive a pickup truck over it, or release it for free on the Internet. If the owner desired, he could be the only one who ever heard it. In an era where people are happy to stream music rather than actually possess it, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin offered a chance to own something truly unique.
Having participated in bidding wars for companies and drugs, Shkreli says he had a feeling from the start that he’d made the highest offer for Shaolin. As it turned out, he was right. Shkreli won’t say how much he paid. But someone familiar with the deal says that the Wu-Tang Clan sold him the album for $2 million.
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