Red Bank, NJ, April 03, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Co-Op Communique Volume Two -- the second effort from Introverse Media's music discovery outreach -- is now available for download at: http://coopcommunique.bandcamp.com/album/the-co-op-communique-volume-two
By establishing a series of compilations, via a Bandcamp distribution channel and through physical media, The Co-Op's goal is to break the stalemate between an eager audience and the distribution channels that cannot come together.
Artists featured on The Co-Op Communique Volume Two include: The Bloody Strummers, Lisa Mychols, The Bradburys, The Punch Line, Paxton, Roe & Harmon featuring Ken Paxton with Michael Roe and Mark Harmon from legendary Seventy Sevens, The Missed Connections, Christopher David from the band Magatha Trysty, Theo Obrastoff, and much more.
The Co-Op is intentionally introducing listeners to new artists, says the founder of the effort Dw. Dunphy, but he is mindful of the artists that were included on Volume One of the series. "It is a barely-known fact that, for a lot of these 'exposure' oriented collections, the artists have to pay to be on them. Plus, once that collection is out, that's it. The next volume presents a new group of artists and the previous roster gets forgotten. We decided that was unacceptable -- if the music was great before, why not now?"
Dunphy's breakthrough came with the flexibility that the Bandcamp platform provides. "We've retained the artists from Volume One, all their graphics, links, contact info, and included it in Volume Two. Volume One has actually become Volume Two, so visitors will see a huge album of songs -- 28 of them -- available for free, and everyone who took that leap of faith with us will continue to get the benefit of visibility. The new artists will be able to have their music heard by a steadily growing pool of listeners, and I haven't asked for, nor accepted a penny from any of the artists for the opportunity."
Artists retained for Volume Two include goth rock heroes Dead Artist Syndrome, Mike Indest, And How, the b-attitudes, Ric Alba, The Gamble, Dann Gunn, Justin Vellucci, Eddie Parrino, Jeff Elbel + Ping, and The Click Beetles.
The Co-Op Communique will continue in this manner throughout the year, and will be permanently "parked" as the 2016 edition at year's end. "If all goes well, we'll start from scratch in the next year, but I will continue to support these artists who were so gracious to be a part of this venture. In the end, that is the most important part."
Dunphy will be distributing The Co-Op Communique through all the major digital channels as well, but noted some of the unique features of the Bandcamp variation. "With that, I can add biographical detail about the artists, provide art that shows where the songs came from and, most importantly, links that will direct listeners to where they can get more of it. We envision this series as a form of networking rather than a self-contained product."
There is considerable interest brewing among artists looking to be included in future installments. "It's been great to see that people want to be a part of this," Dunphy said. "We are looking to fill slots for the next release, so I am in conversation with musicians now. I'm encouraging them to reach out to me and lock this in, and that process has been painless. They're saying 'how can I join up', so that is a tremendously good sign that we are doing something right here."
Find out more about The Co-Op Communique and download at: http://coopcommunique.bandcamp.com/album/the-co-op-communique-volume-two
Artists who would like to be considered for future editions of The Co-Op Communique should contact Dw. Dunphy at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Co-Op Series."