segunda-feira, 18 de junho de 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Crowdfunding based campain for the debut CD “Fractais”

Crowdfunding based campain for the debut CD “Fractais”
Samuel Velho

Samuel Velho was born in Lisbon, grew up in Ribatejo an lives in Castelo Branco. He decided to create a solo project (Indie Rock Celtic) by suggestion and influence of his teacher, friend and recognized producer Mário Barreiros. The music portrays a rock essence with Portuguese lyrics, acoustic guitar to create a storytelling atmosphere, flute has an innovative element to bring a celtic flavor, in addition to drums, bass and keyboards, all composed, performed and produced by himself. The songs are ear-candy and reflect interventional influences in a incongruous society, as well as nostalgic passions and moments experienced by the songwriter. In this project, there is applied knowledge acquired at the Conservatory, at the degree of Electronic Music and Music Production (where he received an award for best student), and at the bachelor of Music Education that he's finishing.

Already in itself it is a project with unique sound and merit: for the artistic ambition, dedication and commitment that lining it, but also for the honesty and transparency presented by Samuel on the site, in the presentation of his crowdfunding campaign, as a young independent artist.

The concept of Crowdfunding, well-established out there (in the U.S., the artist Amanda Palmer raised over a million dollars based on 22,000 fans), only now begins to be known in Portugal, with recently successful campaigns with Mazgani (alternative songwriter), Capitão Capitão (Portuguese folk-rock) and Luis Tinoco (erudite music, with the participation of the Gulbenkian Orchestra). Primitive Reason also marked his return this year with a crowdfunding campaign, still ongoing at the site

This concept, in addition to ensuring the financial autonomy of young artists, is directly associated with the concept of Samuel Velho's debut album "Fractais". The album title was chosen by the "crowd", with the CD cover in a competition on the social network Facebook, and translates the concept of a multiple representation of itself, well reflected in the participation of supporters of a crowdfunding project that aims to produce an independent disk. The supporters involved in the production of the work, becoming "de facto" in the true artist's publisher. They buy out pre-purchases, acquire concerts, and also raise other supporters.

Some people say that Crowdfunding and artists such as Samuel Velho are from the future, are yet to come. But no. The future is now and Crowdfunding arrived in Portugal with the PPL platform and the Samuel Velho's debut album. Spread the word.

PR Contact: Nuno Saraiva, Consulting,
910 143 968

About PPL:
PPL is accredited by, the industry reference for crowdsourcing and crowdfunding, with the CAPS (Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standards). This accreditation program is based on four criteria categories: operational transparency, security of information and payments, platform functionality and operational procedures.

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