If you’re a fairly new reader of this blog you may not know about my involvement with Kaitee Page whose band is now called Lunic. In a nutshell Kaitee is an artist on Sellaband.com, a site which aims to help fans fund albums. The premise is quite simple. Take a $50,000 budget and break it down into $10 shares, for each share you buy you secure yourself a limited edition CD. Once all 5,000 shares are sold the artists go off and produce an album from which you earn a percentage of the profits from each one sold. The limited edition CDs you can either sell or you can have them sent to you to give away to friends and family, or indeed to sell yourself if you’re so inclined.
I’ve helped fund a few albums in this way but my biggest investment so far is in Kaitee and Lunic which probably explains why I have a box of 45 CDs sitting next to my desk. A few months ago I told myself I would get my finger out and construct a website to sell them on but as you can guess I haven’t got much further than thinking about it. This will change but as I’m working on some client sites it’s probably going to be early 2010 before I get the time to do it. You can now buy it directly from my Record Shop
Lunic are currently based in New York, which is a shame as I miss getting to see Kaitee and the band perform live however you can hear Kaitee explain the whole process of making Lovethief in this short video, not a great substitute for the real thing but it’s better than nothing ;)
Now, before you rush off to buy a copy of Lunic’s debut Sellaband album Lovethief, I’m giving away 10 copies. So, if you’d like to get your hands on one leave a comment below telling me what your favourite musical act is and why you like them.
Bonus Entry: If you tweet this blog post on Twitter you will go into a separate draw giving you another chance of winning however you must comment here to qualify for the Twitter draw, so remember to include your Twitter username at the end of your comment so I know to include you in the draw.
I’ll be selecting 5 winners from the comments left here and 5 from the Twitter tweets, the competition closes at midnight Wednesday 16 December 2009 and is open to all residents of planet Earth. There is no closing date, it effectively ends when I have given away 10 copies of Lovethief. Remember, you can enter from any country in the world, as long as you have a postal address, I will send it to you.
Don’t be too dismayed if you don’t win, you can buy a limited edition copy of Lovethief from Sellaband for $15 but why buy a copy when you can win one directly from me? Good luck!