Though I recall a member posting a blog asking about this a while ago, I could not relocate it for my purpose in this discussion.
It can be nice when one stumbles upon a musician's shop (via their website), to see that they are selling their autographs. Stephen Duncan has referred to this as a 'win-win' situation. I figured this could grow as a wee database for listing those musicians who partake in this.
I recently recieved a couple press photos signed in ballpoint from John Mayall's website (http://www.johnmayall.com/merch.html). I am also aware that you can purchase signed CDs from Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits(http://peternoone.com/store/). John 5 ( formerly Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie guitarist) sells various items signed, with an option to dedicate.
So, does anyone else know of this being done by other musicians?
Maybe. It's one explanation, but if their signatures have been like that for a long time, perhaps it's not their excuse.
I made the mistake of buying one also. Most modern celebrities just give out garbage.Doesn't bode well for the future of autograph collecting.
It goes either way. Plenty of successful musicians still sign actual autographs. I've never been a big Halsey fan, but she just released a #1 album and still signs every letter of her signature perfectly legibly - even when she's signing hundred of items. Likewise, Lorde's signature doesn't appear to have deteriorated too badly.
Shania Twain autographed bundles, for stupid prices of course.
Bill Ward signed drumheads and solo CDs:
Mary J Blige......"Strength of a Woman".....autographed CD.
Overpriced David Cook stuff on Pledge Music.
PledgeMusic is absolutely horrible, no phone number and it takes weeks to hear back from their email system. The last two pledges I've done with them (Papa Roach and Bush) i had to file claims with my credit card to get some of my money back because they didn't send part of my order. They completely ignore you. I will never buy from them again.
I only ordered a couple of items from the Betty Who store. The vinyl and signed polaroid were just fine, but the setlist wasn't as described (printed instead of hand written). My experience was okay, but, again, it's only one transaction.