Ten Year Vamp: Never Know
‘Never Know’ is the leading single from Albany, NY power-poppers Ten Year Vamp’s newest album Don’t Act Like You Know Me. Not only do they rock hard, but because of their legions of loyal fans they were able to release this record through very unconventional (and brilliant) means..
|“Ten Year Vamp is a female fronted, high energy, modern radio rock band with pints full of personality, charm, and sex appeal. They’ve been described as the next No Doubt, and have won numerous local, regional, and National awards. Ten Year Vamp has sold thousands of CDs… even landed on the Billboard Charts, and have performed 2-4 shows a week for the past 6 years.
Ten Year Vamp have beaten the odds and found an incredibly loyal following and tremendous success all without a record company backing them. In fact, when they wanted to put out their latest release, they went to their fans to get funding.
Guitarist Mark Rose explains, “We had a crazy idea. We thought why not have our fans become the record company? We had 60 people give us anywhere from $25. to $2,000. We then put 80 songs up on a website and let our fans choose the 12 songs that would go on the album.” Their crazy idea worked and their fans are now more motivated than ever to help Ten Year Vamp become the Next Big Thing. “Each owner will receive their fair percentage of album sales based on how much they invested,” says Rose.
Owners also voted on which photos should be used for the album, including the cover. 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.” [Cyber PR]