Thanks Louis C.K, now here’s my Dad

22nd December, 2011Insights

Sorry if this is a little “off topic” for this blog but I was really inspired by this recent (and wildly successful) experiment by Louis C.K in independent release of artist work.

My father, Nick Dooley has been performing as a street musician for a long time and this seemed very similar in concept to street performance, or “busking” as it’s called.

I saw a lot of talk in the blogosphere in the following days/weeks after Louis released his video encouraging other independent artists to do the same, but also a lot of speculation that this is only a way for people who are already famous to successfully release work.

In order to test whether or not this would work for the millions of independent artists out there I thought I’d put up a landing page for my Dad with some tracks for download and a PayPal button to see what happened.

So without further ado, I give you Nick Dooley’s Virtual Guitar Case

I’d love to hear what you think – feel free to email me on

PS: I also registered the domain – if you think this is a good idea and you’d like to have your own work listed on a publicly available directory let me know and I’ll put something together.

Read More Posts

Can DialPad be used for SMS and MMS in Australia?

DailPad is a great VoIP app, but in Australia it's sadly lacking the ability to do SMS and MMS messages to mobile numbers outside the app. Perhaps because DialPad originated in the US, the need to build the SMS and MMS features for the Australian market has never made...

Can RingCentral be used for SMS and MMS in Australia?

RingCentral is a very sophisticated VoIP platform that you can use for your business telephony needs. In the US and Canada, it also supports SMS and MMS messaging directly from within the app. In Australia, however, this is not available. RingCentral users in...

Does 8×8 work for SMS and MMS in Australia?

8x8 is a provider of VoIP and messaging products that originated in the US. As such, its messaging solutions are very US centric and one of the features that hasn't made it to Australia is the ability to do SMS and MMS messages from the 8x8 app. 8x8 users are able to...

Free 12 week email course:

Don't distribute your office
How to make your remote team more effective than any in person team could ever be