Sunday, April 13, 2014

Orphan Songs - 140413 - Music Manumit Podcast


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In this episode:
We talk with Carl-Otto of Orphan Songs.

Here are Doug's notes from the interview.

Tell us about your music and tell us what’s new!
east coast of Sweden. Making music his whole life. Played guitar since 15.

bands until a couple of years ago...when he decided to go full-time.

Indie-pop/indie-rock. Now does children’s music...and even children’s book.

Malmö, home of Doug’s favorite team!

eyedrop split up in 2003

The label sucked!

Creative Commons has made the music popular!

Music recording technology! (not as many notes here because Doug was trying to figure out how to spell eyedrop...has “idrop”)

Seize the day (or as they say on Men in Blazers, “Size the Day!”)

How was the transition to full-time musician?
He worked in marketing.

Marketing can be somewhat creative!

What drew you to Creative Commons?
Creative Commons before CC was big (maybe before it existed in Sweden)

Children’s music?
oldest son is 7.

Dinosaurs are universally popular!

Daddy Donut name?
Swedish translation of original name wasn’t great

Daddy Donut not CC?
Originally wasn’t “name your price” either

Doug notes that Amanda Palmer still goes back and forth ( and that other musicians experiment with license choices

album art work?
made by a friend that does backdrops for live shows as well.

Did album cover for free, but has gotten paid as well.

YouTube Daddy Donut?
Doug looked for “Daddy GaGa” and couldn’t find much except: and stuff like

most success?
Jamendo! Huge impact when released.

Performance rights org in Sweden?

didn’t allow CC, but now allows!

Just yesterday finished Daddy Donut tour in Sweden. 50 shows in 2-3 months.

He has a booking agent now.

Crush the competition!

Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)?
Swedish band: Emerald Park (sadly, -ND)

Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
Working on a new album!

There are some rough mixes on the website.

There is an album with 8-9 tracks that need to be mastered

Doug is testing out bitcoin...probably should have said this at the beginning: 1PnryGSwmttEHSyzeezbCiRqwxerpbLrtB