As some of you may know, I am a pretty big fan of
Joseph-Gordon Levitt. I think he is a tremendous actor, and he's starred in
some of my favorite movies recently and when I was younger
(Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Angels in the Outfield). Maybe a year or so ago I
discovered that he runs an open collaborative company called hitRecord. I
would try to explain it, but it would take way too long. Your best bet is to
go ahead and head over to their site, hitRecord.org
. It is well worth your time, especially if you have an interest in music, video, or just being creative.
Recently Joe and hitRecord released a collaborative album that
includes 78 different artists called "Move on the Sun." With 78
different artists, you are sure to get some of the most eclectic music
to hit an album together. Not one song really seems close to sounding the same. A few of my favorites are Electric Loss, Enjoy The Ride, and For Mallory.
Visit their bandcamp site
to hear the album and buy it. One of the major pluses about hitRecord is that a big majority of the money made goes
right back to the artists. Of course hitRecord gets money too, but they
are pretty generous in funding the contributors. -Brian