Scott Andrew (www.scottandrew.com), a guy who I’ve been listening to for a while, is getting ready to record his first studio album. How do I know Scott? Well, I found him while searching for Creative Commons music. I liked what I heard at his website, downloaded some music, and even used it in a couple of my YouTube videos, including a music video of his song, Dark Corners.He’s done a great job of getting the word out about his music, and now he has an audience built up and waiting for his first studio album. So, instead of trying to secure a deal with a record label, he’s decided to have his community of loyal fans help finance his album in return for some goodies. And, being a loyal member of the community, I’ve decided to help Scott out by becoming a “Pirate Kitteh” believer in his new album.
What a great idea! Instead of begging for money, and instead of giving up all the creative control to a record label, Scott is doing it on his own with the help of people who are invested in his success. Who doesn’t want to be part of the next big thing or just be part of another person’s success. I know I do (hence, I’m a Pirate Kitteh). There’s a lot of bands out there who could borrow this strategy for their own work. But, the trick is getting the loyal followers first.
So, in order to see if there were some other “believers” out there, I’m posting my video, “Tax Time Happy Music Fun Dance” that features Scott’s song, American Thing.
Enjoy the song, and if you dig the music, think about becoming part of the team for Scott’s new album.