Sean Fournier, testing the virtues of the free

Published on December 31 2008

Here at jamendo, we believe there's no reason artists should choose between selling their music and giving it out for free. They can simply do both! Just like this talented Connecticut songwriter.

Sean Fournier

Oh My, a six-track EP Sean Fournier published on jamendo a few weeks ago, is, evidently, available for free download. But that's only a small part of Sean's productions. The rest, namely two full-length albums, are for sale. “That was the plan: to offer a free album to get my music to as many people as possible, he explains. Currently, there are over 35,000 downloads. Oh My has really helped get my music out there. ”

In addition to his music, artfully crafted acoustic ballads tinged with electronic elements (somewhere between Cake, G. Love & Special Sauce and Ben Folds) that he writes and records alone, Sean does everything else himself too: artwork, web design, promotion, etc. “It has morphed from a serious hobby to a second job! It's about 30% making music and 70% promoting it. I enjoy doing my own artwork and website design. I want my music to have a homemade feel to it and doing my own visuals helps that cause.”

At the moment, Sean tours mostly around universities in the Northwest of the US, but he definitely hopes “to stretch out further”, thanks in no small part to online campaigning and its “global reach”. In the meantime, he's working on his third album. If you liked what you heard here, go check out his homemade website for more.

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