Published Jun 04, 2013The Coppertone is hardly the first act to be unhappily trapped in a recording contract, and now the Ontario songwriter also known as Amanda Zelina is seeking help from her fans in order to be free of her label.
In a statement on Indiegogo, Zelina writes that she signed an "unfair" record contract a few years ago, but last year decided to break free and start from scratch. Leaving her label, she explains, means that she owes them $20,000 for ownership of her own songs. She explains, "I decided I would rather move forward with integrity than stay put and be taken advantage of."
Zelina doesn't name names, but she had previously worked with Dine Alone Records.
The Coppertone already has an album written and ready to be recorded, but she can't release it without first raising the money. If she raises more than her goal, that will push her forward in releasing the music more quickly.
The incentives for contributing money include T-shirts, an MP3 of the new song "Young Blood," a mix CD, a disposable camera filled with pictures of and by Zelina, a customized electric guitar, and more.
Watch a video for the campaign below. It contains clips of the aforementioned "Young Blood." A lyric video is also below. Read up on the campaign here.