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The third edition, featuring a staggering 30+ tracks by 30+ artists, promises to be yet another milestone in this innovative discovery initiative.
RED BANK, NJ, May 15, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- After two highly successful releases, The Co-Op Communique is poised to take another major leap forward. The Co-Op Communique Volume Three -- a music compilation from Introverse Media's Co-Op arts discovery outreach -- will be available for free download on May 26, 2017 at: http://coopcommunique.bandcamp.com/album/the-co-op-communique-volume-three
By establishing a series of compilations via a Bandcamp distribution channel, The Co-Op's goal is to break the stalemate between an eager audience and the distribution channels that cannot come together. Previous entries in the series have introduced new listeners to a variety of ambitious independent music artists. The third edition, featuring a staggering 30+ tracks by 30+ artists, promises to be yet another milestone in this innovative discovery initiative.
The Co-Op is intentionally introducing listeners to different artists, says the founder of the effort Dw. Dunphy. "The primary conceptual driver of the Co-Op project is the notion a rising tide lifts all boats. We intentionally went farther than ever before to get a few more recognizable names as well as artists in their first few years of their careers. They are all independent, but each has varying sizes of fan bases. The Co-Op Communique is an opportunity to cross-pollinate and to be heard where, otherwise, they might not."
Artists featured on The Co-Op Communique Volume Three include Josh Fix, The Ravines, Beki Hemingway, Jerry Woods, Lyndsay Wells, Michael Knott, Daniel Amos, The Deafening Colors, Andy Klingensmith, Eddie Parrino, Vegas With Randolph, Gretchen's Wheel, Captain Wilberforce, and many more.
The Co-Op Communique is distributed exclusively through Bandcamp. "Previous entries of the series were multi-platform, but we found Bandcamp's ability to link to other sites, artist-operated stores, and more to be so important to our goals that only they were uniquely positioned to support this. The Co-Op Communique is proud to make Bandcamp our home base for this music discovery effort."
Thanks to the flexibility that the Bandcamp platform provides, participants in the previous Co-Op Communique releases will still have their music made available to new listeners, also for free. Said Dunphy, "We have several artists returning for the latest compilation including Lisa Mychols, Dann Gunn, Dan Pavelch, Rob Ross, and more, but the primary intention for this series is to expose artists to audiences, so it was imperative that those artists who were not returning for Volume Three retained the same level of exposure."
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."
The Co-Op Communique Volume Three will be available to download on May 26, 2017 at: http://coopcommunique.bandcamp.com/album/the-co-op-communique-volume-three
The Co-Op Communique Volume Two is available to download today 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: [email protected] with the subject line "Co-Op Series."
About The Co-Op
The Co-Op is an artist-supported collective devoted to shifting the balance of opportunities toward independent musicians. Presented as a subsidiary of Introverse Media, Ltd., The Co-Op maintains that the "underground" is just as vital, interesting, and unique as it has ever been and needs a bullhorn to make that statement clear. The Co-Op Communique, the primary music discovery tool for The Co-Op, releases a quarterly compilation of tracks for free through Bandcamp.com. For more information regarding The Co-Op, contact Dw Dunphy at [email protected].
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