Sing into your Webcam and get a Record Contract?

Zee Avi has an interesting story.  Born in Malay, Borneo, Zee always felt like she had a musical side to her.  One day she started recording songs using her webcam and uploading them up to YouTube — really just for a friend to hear what she was up to.  She did covers and original pieces, and over time had a small gathering of followers for her channel.  She decided to make one final recording and that was going to be it.  But, according to her bio, fate had other plans because “by the time she checked her e-mail Avi had almost 3,000 messages including a slew of label offers.”

http://www.youtube.com/user/KokoKaina#p/u/17/c8YA1yXPMK4

(I think I like that song because it is a pop song that mentions Kierkegaard.  I am a softy for philosophers!)

Zee Avi’s humble song became the musical score for a video (starring Elijah Wood and Scottish Singer Shirley Manson) for the designer eyewear manufacturer Oliver Peoples.

http://vimeo.com/9720243

The power of the humble webcam is simply inspiring!

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