Bum Rush the Charts seeks to make a loud statement next month–one they hope will be heard by music industry executives.
On March 22nd, the podcasting community is going to take an indie podsafe music artist to number one on the iTunes singles charts as a demonstration of our reach to Main Street and our purchasing power to Wall Street. The track we’ve chosen is “Mine Again” by the band Black Lab. A band, mind you, that was dropped by two major record labels (Geffen and Sony/Epic), then completely and totally fucked over by them as well, to the point that they had to fight to get their own music back. We picked them because making them number one, even for just one day, will remind the RIAA record labels of what they turned their backs on – and who they ignore at their peril.
[UPDATE] Today’s the day. Washington Post has the story.