Nobody Loves You Like Me
Jonathan Coulton is my hero (one of them). If you’ve never heard of him don’t feel bad. Most people haven’t. He’s a musician who is really encapsulating what means to make music (and a living) in the post-music-pre-green-industrial-re-revolution-death-of-cds/labels-and-paying-for-music-music business. The key to his success (well besides that he’s pretty darn talented, and whatever other magic is needed for musical success) is that he is catering to a niche market (Hence why you may have not heard of him) and using technology and social networking to build his fan base.
A lot of his music is even given away for free, with the understanding that it’s better to get the music into the most amount of ears, and that the true fans will pay for it (even if they initially got it for free). He also offers exclusive packages for the die hards. Limited editions of certain things, deep cuts, JoCo cruises, and other cool packages. These die hards, and special edition items are what help fund his whole campaign.
I’m sure there’s a lot more to it then just giving away music, and theres probably hard work, lot’s of it, involved in it somewhere (probably, right?), but I would like to follow in hisfootsteps. While my niche market right now only includes about 5 people, I will bravely forge on, and hopefully garner the approval of at least 10 or 15 people.
Anyways, the above rant is to preface that the video is a cover of Nobody Loves You Like Me, by Jonathan Coulton, off of his new album Artifical Heart, and that I used a vocoder to make it. Vocoders are awesome because they make you sound like a robot, and if I’ve learned one thing it’s that people love sounding like robots.