RENSSELAER, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2009 — Over the past year and a
half, fans of Upstate New York indie rockers Ten Year Vamp
became actual owners of the record label that will release
the female-fronted band’s first full-length album on August
21, 2009. In a groundbreaking effort to break away from
music industry dependence, Ten Year Vamp created the Album
Project, which offers shares of the forthcoming CD to its
fanbase and other investors. Shares started at $25, and to
date the band has raised more than $30,000, leaving little
doubt that people recognize the outfit’s potential for
“Each owner will receive their fair percentage of album
sales based on how much they invested,” says band co-founder
and guitarist Mark Rose. Over the past few months, owners
also voted on which songs should make the album and which
photo should be used for the album cover. This plan also
benefits the band in that they immediately receive their
share of the sales – not only for the money they invested
along with their fans, but also for their time and hard
work. The group has been credited by Forbes, CNBC, Yahoo!,
AOL Money and Finance, Columbia’s School of Journalism and
countless other news sites as completely reinventing the way
records are recorded, marketed and sold.
The new album, entitled “Don’t Act Like You Know Me,” was
produced by Mike Watts and recorded at VuDu Studios on Long
Island. Mike Watts has produced records for Virgin Records,
Warner Bros. Records, Victory Records, Roadrunner Records
and more. The album will be released on August 21st with a
special CD Release show at Vapor in Saratoga, NY. The band
will also be performing at the Jersey City LGTB Festival on
August 29, the Cars For Cancer Challenge at the Lebanon
Valley Speedway on August 30, Larkfest in Albany, NY on
September 19, and Crash Mansion in NYC on September 26 as a
special Headline Guest for the annual M.E.A.N.Y. Fest.
Ten Year Vamp has toured the Northeastern U.S. extensively
for the past five years, playing more than 450 shows – many
with national acts, including Simple Plan, Sum 41, Fuel,
Lifehouse, Natasha Beddingfield, Gavin Degraw, David
Archuletta, Thriving Ivory, Jesse McCartney, and more.
Please see http://www.tenyearvamp.com for show dates and
more information about the Album Project.
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