Saturday, May 23, 2009

Zee Avi, a Malaysian YouTube Musician

Keep note, Myanmar Teleport and MPT. Blocking blogspot.com, wordpress.com and youtube.com would be similar to making this kind of success story impossible. 

Zee Avi, who, the day before her 22nd birthday, posted a melancholy holiday song on YouTube that she intended to be her last video posting in December 2007.

By the time she checked her email she had almost 3,000 messages, including a slew of label offers. One email came from from Ian Monotone, who had been shown the YouTube clip by Raconteurs' drummer Patrick Keeler, prompting a signing to his label. Avi is now managed by the same team who works with the White Stripes, M.I.A., The Shins and Vampire Weekend, among others. Earlier this year she was flown from her hometown in Malaysia to a recording studio in Los Angeles. 



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