Joel Plaskett is a musician from Nova Scotia and has been a prominent figure in the Canadian indie rock scene of the 1990s and 2000s. I have been a fan of Joel for quite some time and his music always gets me in a happy mood!
I thought I’d write about his video-contest in this week’s Music Weekly because I really like it when musicians come up with new ideas and ways of interacting with their fans.
So what Joel Plaskett did when he released his latest album ‘Scrappy Happiness‘, he asked his fans to record their own music-videos to any song on the album. He then put them on youtube and on his website and let people vote for their favourite. And the prize for the winner? He will fly to anywhere in Canada and play a live show for the winner and 25 of their friends and family! Pretty cool !
Below are some of the videos that has got the most ‘likes’ so far. (and some that is my favourites) The winner has not been announced yet, the voting ends on the 15th of July.