The entire music industry has been driven by new formats, new music and innovation over the past 70 years. This has been fueled with the passion to be a star and receive the adoration of millions.
Well, I think we might be seeing the beginning of a new music format. A format that engages audiences in experiencing and participating in the creative process in a way that is fun and unobtrusive. Insightful and funny. Playful and inspiring. The VideoSong.
Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn are the band Pomplamoose and they are generating huge YouTube interest and views with their VideoSong format. They got tens of millions of views in a very short time with this number increasing while you read this. The VideoSong format these two produce is very inviting and addictive, providing a glimpse into the process of recording and creating music.
In the words of Jack Conte, “There’s no hidden sounds, there’s no lip-synching, there’s no overdubbing. What you see is what you hear. Sometimes, there might be two or three Natalys harmonizing with herself, and then you’ll see those three videos juxtaposed together on the screen.
I love what they are doing here. A glimpse into what it is to record a song and make things happen like this is so appealing. Will Pamplamoose really be able to capitalize on their momentum? We will see. They are spokespeople for the YouTube’s Musicians Wanted program. I bet their phone is ringing big time.
Is this the format for the future? I don’t know. What I really like is the accessibility and transparency in the creative and recording process that they bring foward. If they can draw people in even further, that would be great. They seem very open to audience interaction.
I hope they find a great manager because what they have is really compelling, really great raw talent.