Independent Artist Rick Seibold
Spends 12 Weeks in iTunes Top 100 Charts
New York City, June 1–Recording artist Rick Seibold is proud to announce that as a completely independent artist, his debut album, “That’s the Day,” has spent twelve weeks in theiTunes Top 100 Pop Charts. This puts Seibold’s first record among the top selling independent albums of 2008, reaching as high as 27 on Jan 26th and marking nearly 25,000 units since the beginning of the year. In addition, “That’s the Day” reached as high as 3 in Canada and 18 in the United Kingdom.
Even more impressive is that Seibold accomplished this without a record company. The album’s success came on the back of viral internet sites like Myspace and Facebook, and it is fueled by the enthusiasm of his young fans.“It really comes down to people loving the music and then passing it on to their friends,” Seibold says. “That’s how this whole thing grew so fast.”
Rick’s internet fan base flocked to him for his fun, easy going Jack Johnson or Colbie Caillat-like sound and lyrics inspired by his upbringing on the beaches of Wilmington, NC.More recently he has called Brooklyn, N.Y. and Nashville, Tenn. home as he hones his craft with mood-changing melodies and catchy choruses.
“Rick Seibold presents songs about love, learning and coming of age with a knack for smart and often catchy melodies… it’s sure to make any young female listener swoon,” says Alyssa Rashbaum (MTV, Spin, Vibe).
“You know, I hope my music will be something comfortable for anyone listening to it,” Seibold says.“Whether you’re in the middle of a New York City blizzard or a Seattle rain, I hope you can put on my record and it’ll make you feel like summer time.”
To hear what all the iTunes downloaders want to hear:
Download Rick’s“That’s the Day”EP on iTunes