GUBIC started out as an attempt to support unsigned bands by organising a competition. The idea was for everyone to get together and chose a single by an unsigned band which we would then force into the charts by buying it all together in one week.
I had heard that it only took a thousand or so sales to reach the top forty and the group I started on Facebook reached the five thousand maximum in only a couple of months.
Alas despite everyone promising that they would buy the winning single the group failed in its primary objective.
I deliberately made it free to enter the competition and never asked any bands or anybody to give me any money.
In fact it cost me money and time to organise and at the end I myself bought all the top ten singles even though I had been given free copies of them.
We did achieve some good things including introducing lots of people to lots of other people who could hep each other, and the winning bands inevitably gained a lot more fans. We helped launch a radio station XRP radio and started at least one person on the road to becoming a radio presenter which had never occurred to them before.
This blog is just another part of my constant battle to keep promoting the best unsigned bands against the teeny pop fodder foisted on us by Simon Cowell and co.
I don’t do it for money and I don’t do it because I favour the underdog. I just do it because these bands are so much better than almost all the garbage that we get in the charts and on mainstream radio.