January 12, 2010 Comments Off
Yeah, you heard us! Do we have your attention? The heading above says it all for 2010. We are shooting for 1,000,000 DOWNLOADS of our forthcoming production of STARSTRUCK. And if you absolutely have to have the CD as well, that’s fine…we’d like to sell about 100,000 or more of those as well.
A million downloads? Seriously? Yes, seriously. SERIOUSLY? Stop it now or we shall be forced to hurt you. Okay, I’ll stop.
This is the first official post for 2010, and as we enter the realm of audio production this year we are making not a New Year’s resolution, but a New Year’s revolution. That’s correct. A revolution regarding this amazing yet oft-underused and sometimes maligned animal called full-cast audio. Let’s start with the fact that we are doing something that few have done in this industry; we are creating something brand new from scratch. There are one or two audio book companies that have included audio theatre/comic book hybrids as part of a bigger plan; here we are making it exclusive. And we are going outside of the normal channels of distribution. Most audio book publishers are deliberately locked into the big book chain stores, and will not look at other avenues of distribution. We have ideas that are so outside of the box that we’ve the left the box in fucking Rangoon.
As we speak, Bill is working with a recording studio, while Lance is putting together press releases and Elaine Lee is working on the audio adaptation (while writing a few other projects on top of prep for another stage production of Starstruck, this time in Florida).
We will have some big news re: the show in the coming weeks, but for now, do us a big favor. Spread the word. Tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell the owners of your favorite comics store. Tell every comics journalist and comics blogger in cyberspace. Tell the mainstream press. Tell every publisher of book, comic, and audio book. Tell Dan Didio at DC and Joe Quesada at Marvel. Tell the organizers of your favorite comic con. Tell every Hollywood producer you know, every director, every major movie star you know. What the hell, tell STAN FREAKIN’ LEE for God’s sake. Pass the news on to every person and outlet that you can get your grubby little hands on. Around the world and back again, we’re going to try to sell ONE MILLION DOWNLOADS of STARSTRUCK. And it starts with YOU spreading the good word.