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 iain@workingsoftware.com.au

PS: I also registered the domain http://www.mp3busking.com/ – 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.

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