At a time when subscription services are on the rise, Pearl Jam are apparently bucking the trend.
On Jan. 1, 2019, the band will end their Ten Club Single series, which offered members B-sides, covers and other exclusive releases from the Eddie Vedder-fronted alternative rock pioneers.
On Thursday, Dec. 27, the band posted the following announcement to their website:
"Beginning January 1, 2019 the Ten Club Single will be discontinued.
We hope that you have enjoyed these special collectibles over the past 25+ years.
All members who purchased or renewed their membership in 2017 and/or 2018 will still receive the MP3 downloads of the Ten Club Single for those years. Members who purchased or renewed their membership at the Analog level in 2017 and/or 2018 will also receive the limited edition vinyl for those years once physical production is complete.
Pearl Jam and all of us at Ten Club appreciate the loyalty and dedication from our members. It has been amazing to watch the fan club evolve over the years into the tight-knit community it is today, and we’re excited to see what the future holds.
Pearl Jam & Ten Club"
According to a Pitchfork article covering the change, "The Ten Club grew out of the Mother Love Bone Affair -- a fan organization created by Pearl Jam in 1990 as a way for the group to build a symbiotic community with their fans."
There's no real indication as to why the band is ending the long-running series, but for fans who were lucky enough to be a part of it, some bittersweet memories are in store.