Paul McCartney's official website Paul McCartney.com moved one step closer to what the next phase of the site will look like by asking users what changes they'd like to see in a survey sent out by email Wednesday and also posted at the site, though members have already voiced their displeasure.
The survey, which can also be found here, was “designed to get your thoughts so we can work together with you to create a website you will enjoy and wish to come back to time and time again," the email told users.
“As a fan of Paul’s your input is invaluable and a select number of those who complete the survey will also be invited to work with us to test the new features and developments in the coming months.”
The website announced in November it was dropping its class of premium memberships costing $50 a year. One of the benefits of premium membership was access to exclusive content. There's been no word on how much of that exclusive content would move over to the revised site.
Premium members were offered downloads of the “Live Kisses” video and audio of McCartney live at Amoeba Records as part of a package of “goodies” they would receive in exchange for the changes to come.
The announcement of the changes has been criticized by members. One wrote on its message board “Hopefully 2013 will bring some changes to the new website, as it needs some, and badly. Also, I'm hoping that the 'We're sorry we ripped you off with the Premium Membership, but kiss that money goodbye goody bag is quite a bit deeper than two downloads of widely-available music.' ”
Another member has started an online petition on the board to bring the premium memberships back.
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