Dublin, Ireland (Top40 Charts/ Mick Star Website) - Mick Star, an American recording artist who works out of Digital
Dog Studios in Philadelphia, PA, bypasses the typical indie plot line of performing on the road as a declared indie and scraping together studio time to impress enough ears to land a record label deal. Instead, Mick Star has taken the new route of recording and streaming on his own website at www.mickeystar.com . Working without a record label, Mick Star has all of his material available to download at iTunes, eMusic, Napster, Rhapsody, Zune, Sony Connect, Yahoo, Music
Net, Cdigix Ctrax, Synacor, iMesh, HMV Digital, Virgin Digital
UK, FYE Downoad Zone, Urge, Zune, MusicGremlin & Aeon Digtal.
"He's not the first musician to go from studio to digital download outlet, but he's probably the first mainstream pop song singer/songwriter to do so", says his producer and musical sidekick, Joe Stout. "In an abstract way, Mick is pure pop in the best sense of the word. He thinks and writes in every kind of pop song style," Stout continued, "Mick Star knows exactly what he wants when he comes to the studio. I help him get there."
The release of the single, "Jo-Jo's Redemption" follows the critically acclaimed Mick Star 4CD masterwork "The Autobiography of Mick Star" released online in 2006. "I think Mick Star presents a packaging problem for the average mainstream or indie record label" says close friend and patron, Mike Hobson. "Mick represents the future of the record industry and that future just became the present ten minutes ago. Online streaming will soon replace the radio the way online mp3 file downloading replaced the record store."
A visit to www.mickeystar.com provides a great opportunity to witness the making of a new American recording artist as well as completely new marketing paradigm for the pop music industry.