A Different Kind of Record Label
Donald Gould, the homeless piano player made famous by a viral video of “Come Sail Away” on Youtube, is hard at work on his debut album for Triple Pop.
The album will feature ten (10) studio recordings featuring a mix of classical and contemporary standards based around the piano, as well as an original composition.
Some recordings will also feature vocals and duets with other performers, and other special guest musicians.
The first single, the studio version of “Come Sail Away” performed on a grand piano, is set for release May 27, 2016 via iTunes and Google Play.
ABC News in Sarasota, Florida put together this TV news piece on the album project: From homeless to recording album, Sarasota street pianist one year later
Fox News in Tampa, Florida also did a news report: ‘Homeless piano man’ continues recovery, recording debut album
Kacey Musgraves has been nominated (again) for a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album of the Year for her 2015 album, Pageant Material.
Fellow nominees for Best Country Album are Sam Hunt, Ashley Monroe, Little Big Town and Chris Stapleton.
See the full list of all GRAMMY nominees on the official website.
On a recent trip to Jamaica, I got the rare opportunity to meet the elusive and iconic founder of Island Records, Chris Blackwell.
Mr. Blackwell is responsible for discovering U2 and Bob Marley and bringing reggae music to the world, among so many other things.
He said he only worked with musicians “who had something to say” and he always thought “long term” even though most in business only think short term.
WHO WE ARE?
Back in 2007, the entire recorded music industry was in turmoil. The digital revolution had arrived. Traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers were fast going out of business. Consumers were now in control.
So, of course, it sounded like a great time to start a new kind of record label.
With only a distribution contract with Apple Computer, Inc. for the new iTunes delivery platform, Triple Pop was started with just $300 dollars in a spare bedroom.