Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Indie Newz :: American Producer-Artist Turns To European Business Model

Website: http://www.squankykong.com
Music: http://www.squankykong.com/mu/Water-Torture-Remix.mp3

James M. House- producer, composer, and more of Squanky Kong -announced this new year that a special Remix EP has been put together to accompany the recent teaming with SellaBand. A suite of five songs from the previous album "Under a Raven's Review" have been compiled, remixed, and remastered. The new EP is slated to be titled "Raven Rock Remixes". Through SellaBand, Squanky Kong has started a fundraiser to raise $40,000 to record and release the next full-length album. Though technically setup a few months back, House decided to keep the fundraiser under the radar while the EP and related marketing plan was organized. The official launch of the fundraiser will be January 15th, 2010, at which time the "Digital Only" EP is going to be provided free of charge to those that invest the minimum $10.00. Meanwhile other incentives have been setup to those that invest in amounts beyond the minimum. The EP is also planned to be offered for sale online at iTunes by March 16th, 2010 .

SellaBand is based in Amsterdam, the creative capital of Europe. Since its launch in August 2006, they have helped independent bands to raise money for recording albums. Over $3,000,000 has been invested. With SellaBand, artists retain complete ownership of the works created. SellaBand̢۪s fan funding engine also allows artists the freedom to enter into deals with any label, management company, or publisher and there are no advances to pay back. Artists maintain control over their career and have 100% freedom to create the music that they want to create. SellaBand can also be utilized by management companies, record labels, publishers, sponsors and media companies to fund projects for their own artists while also building the core fan base required to launch an artist or take them to the next stage of their career.

For more information on the subject, or to setup an interview, you can contact directly at information provided above. Learn more about Squanky Kong and the fundraiser at: www.squankykong.com or www.sellaband.com/squankykong

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