Music is an important part of our culture and needs no translation. It can transport you to a different time and place. It has even been known to start revolutions and create change around the world.
I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a person by name of J. Scott G. who is an independent electronic musician. Scott and friends would play electronic music at clubs and raves around New Mexico as well as the Southwest region.
In 1998, Scott moved to Los Angles with his band, Deepsky. Deepsky was very well known in the electronic music scene around the world. They remixed artists like Madonna, Seal, David Bowie, Paul Oakenfold, and even the Man in Black, Johnny Cash. Their music was played in global clubs as well as on TV shows and in movies.
After 15 years of doing Deepsky, Scott wasn’t feeling the music anymore. In 2006 he quit Deepsky to start more of a grass roots type of movement. From this, Summer Channel emerged.
For the past six years J. Scott G. has been working on his album entitled “The Sweet Sound Of Inevitability” and was on the verge of releasing it when he noticed something wasn’t quite right. He decided to take a pilgrimage around the world to see what he was missing.
It was this humbling experience that provided Scott with a lot of new perspective to finish off his collection of groundbreaking music. He has finally produced music that he considers “gorgeous and thought provoking” and that will leave a long lasting impression on the musical landscape of today.
I have been following Scott on his Facebook page to keep up with his adventures and I noticed he started a campaign page to raise money a few days ago. It wasn’t quite like him to ask for money, so I sent a message to ask him what it this campaign was about.
Scott explained in his campaign video that he believes the best way for him to release his album is to put out 2 new songs every 3 months with a music video for each and every song. He says the world listens to most of their music on YouTube these days and that every one of his songs should have a video to add another dimension of awesomeness to it. (Yes, MTV people still want Music Videos just ask YouTube!)
Since Scott is staying independent, he doesn’t have the monetary backing that a major label recording artist would have to produce a music video, though he is using film makers and crew with major credits to produce the videos. He’s trying to raise $5,500 dollars in the next 27 days to make TWO videos, back to back. When was the last time you heard of a music video costing under $5500, much less two music videos for that price?
Scott could probably get a sponsor to cover the costs but then it loses that je ne sais quoi. So keeping to the grass roots tradition of an independent musician Scott is trying to raise the money on his own.
The first two videos Scott wishes to produce are “Spider” and the even more apropos title “Where Do We Go From here?” Both songs feature vocals from the talented and lovely Chrysta Bell (who is currently touring the world to promote her own new album – produced by David Lynch. Yes the director)
So how about it? Are you interested in helping fund this grass roots musical production? Scott has even added some incentives to give in return for your generous donations. Incentives range from good Karma to getting your own copy of the music to T-Shirts and DVDs of behind the scenes footage. If your wish has always been to be an executive producer of a music video, then this option is also available.
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