Hudson Valley, NY, January 30, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- As an independent record label just surfacing during the current economic crisis, Sykophunk Productions aims to find creative and inexpensive ways to break into the music industry and deliver its music and messages to the public. With the announcement of Sykophunk Weekly, and its leading to the release of a new album, this guerilla-style company displays its passion before profit and its unique insight into today’s market.
Launching on February 6, 2009, Sykophunk Weekly will be a section of sykophunk.com dedicated to hosting free MP3 downloads of full songs by artists on the label. According to their news page, a new song will be posted every Friday, including “rare, old tracks and brand new tracks from all of our artists.” When asked about making the decision to give out free music, co-owner Joseph VanBuren stated, “We have loyal supporters that help us grow without ever giving us a dime. The least we can do is give them something for free as a gesture of thanks, and encourage new people to come see what we are about and if they’d like to join the revolution.”
Sykophunk Weekly is also slated to be the home of a weekly online journal written by artist D-O-E, keeping fans updated on the progress of his new album, scheduled for an April release. Of his upcoming album, D-O-E says, “It’s going to have some real heavy content; a lot of current events and social issues will be addressed. The material I’m writing is important, so I feel obligated to make sure that it gets out to the masses. Usually, I make an album for my own satisfaction, but this one belongs to the world.”
By refreshing their website weekly with free downloads, Sykophunk Productions is giving fans old and new a reason to keep coming back to their site, where they will be able to read updates on what VanBuren calls “our most important release ever.” It is a cheap and clever promotional tool, especially from a company that claims “We're not business executives, we're artists.”
Starting February 6, 2009, Sykophunk Weekly can be found online at:
D-O-E is an underground music artist and the creator of the sykophunk genre, described as hip hop influenced by metal, goth, and electronica. In his eight-year career, D-O-E has released 21 self-produced albums, played live in cities across the country, and been featured on various online collaborations. He has topped the charts on music sites such as BetaRecords.com and Soundclick.com.
About Sykophunk Productions
Sykophunk Productions is an independent record label dedicated to creating and promoting music that combines genres and encourages spiritual and social unity.