It’s happening. Ears are pricking up.
A completely 100% a cappella album has became the #1 album on iTunes (in both Australia and America).
“Is that really 100% a cappella?” Yes, it most certainly is.
All around the country new fans are emerging and they want to know more about contemporary a cappella. They’ve checked out the surprise box office hit about the international collegiate a cappella competition and they’ve loved it so much they’ve bought the soundtrack.
Yes, you guessed right. We’re talking about Pitch Perfect.
It’s not just Pitch Perfect. NBC’s The Sing Off, a 100% A Cappella TV show, has had 3 successful seasons air in US as well as versions produced around the world including in China and France.
So what next?
IT’S TIME FOR A CAPPELLA TO BE PLAYED ON MAINSTREAM RADIO
We’re not just talking about your local community radio station or the classical channels. We love them too but we want to step it up and hear contemporary a cappella on the commercial stations as well.
YOUR MISSION – should you chose to accept:
Step 1: Prepare to Email, facebook, tweet, call, message radio stations.
Step 2: Choose a song. We recommend any of the following 3 songs from Pitch Perfect as they are currently in the top 100 tracks on iTunes.
1. Cups – Anna Kendrick – Pitch Perfect
2. Bellas Finals – Barden Bellas – Pitch Perfect
3. Riff Off – The Barden Bellas, The Treblemakers and The Bu Harmonics – Pitch Perfect
Step 3: REQUEST CONTEMPORARY A CAPPELLA ON MAINSTREAM RADIO STATIONS
Hi, I’d love to request <insert one of the songs above> from Pitch Perfect – #1 album on iTunes in Australia and USA. It’s Aca-Amazing! Thanks heaps.”
Step 4: Tell Vocal Australia which radio station you’ve contacted and each request you’ve made will count as one entry to win your choice of either a ticket to see The Exchange (USA) and Suade gig at Thornbury Theatre on Friday 22 Feb 2013 at 8:30pm OR a GET VOCAL 2012: Best of Australian A Cappella CD. Winners will be announced on Friday 15 February, 2013.
And remember: SPREAD THE WORD. TELL EVERYONE.
This IS a thing now.