Podcasters To Make Some Noise

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.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.