IamA street performing cellist who started streaming on rpan because of his dog Poco. The project exploded and now 265 thousand monthly listeners! AMA
[ Band: Fish in a Birdcage ]
www.linktr.ee/fishinabirdcage <- music videos, spotify, other links
Update: Rpan is Reddits Streaming service
I was living in Spain as a street performing cellist when my 4 month old puppy Poco got parvo-virus (Despite being vaccinated). During that time, she was fighting for her life at the vets for a week and I was unable to sleep for several days in a row. That's when I saw a kalimba player (the singularity) playing on the front page of reddit. Over that hour long performance it calmed my nerves enough to sleep.
Poco survived but was still contagious with the virus for the next 2 weeks. I couldn't be out busking on the street. So I thought "maybe I can do what that kalimba player did for me for someone else"
I started Rpan, hooked up an interface and played for an hour. I didn't know how to see chat or how many people were watching.. played for an hour, and clicked end. That's when I saw that 280 thousand people just saw that stream.
I was so excited. I saw the opportunity and started streaming on Reddit for 6+ hours a day. The largest stream had just over 1 million views.
After a year of doing that, a community grew and it inspired me to write much more music. Life is so much different these days then it was back then, and I'm more motivated than ever to record the next 5 planned albums.
Thanks for listening! Please ask me anything.
Here's my proof: https://i.postimg.cc/HsL7Pns6/20220921-113425.jpg
**Finishing questions** Hey everyone! so this was an absolute blast. thank you so much for all of your questions. To anyone new to the project reading this there are 4 albums on spotify or youtube [ Fish in a Birdcage ] to listen to and enjoy for free! So much love went into those albums with the most talented musicians I've met along my musical journey with 60 artists being involved in the 4th album Man-o-War.
Also a big shoutout to Kaytelin Gallant (a member of our Discord family) for making the art you see in the Proof photo. I love it so much.
Thank you Reddit, Mods and people of Reddit for changing my life!!
Feel free to continue to post comments, questions, concerns or whatever else on this post. I will read them and reply to them tomorrow :) If you wanna get notifications for when i'm going live on other platforms, feel free to join our discord fam which is found on -> linktr.ee/fishinabirdcage