Medleyville – Q&A: Dwight Twilley
November 9, 2010
During the heyday of major record labels, album promotion was part of the system and handled by a designated staff.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Dwight Twilley remembers that era very well, but he doesn’t benefit from that kind of luxury anymore. Nowadays he has his own label, Big Oak Records, so that means the task of funding and executing the promotion of new releases goes directly through him.
Looking to raise money for the promotion of his latest album, Green Blimp, Twilley turned to the fan-funding site Kickstarter, through which he was connected with 92 backers who pledged more than $7,000.
Twilley recently checked in from his home in Oklahoma to talk about using Kickstarter, how the music business used to be, the documentary that’s being made about his career and other subjects.