Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wants You To Join The HitRecord Community (And Get Paid For It)
Did you know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had a Open Collaborative Production Company named HitRecord since 2010, inviting artists from everywhere in the world to contribute and collaborate making videos?
Did you know that this year, 1,104 artists got paid a total of $700k for work they did for HitRecord on TV Season 1 (and other projects)?
And did you know that a second season is in the making -along with a multiple of other projects- and that you can participate writing, editing, drawing, reading, singing, animating etc.; and that whatever you create and upload on the site can be used, and if so, you’ll get credit and money?
“HitRecord pays the artists that contribute to the productions that make money. The way that we’ve always done that is that every time that one of our production makes money, we split the profit in half. Half goes back into the company, and half goes to these different contributing artists.”
Well, in case you didn’t, now you do!
HitRecord has been around for four years now, and has shown year after year that its unconventional concept is both successful and inspiring. The company has signed a deal with Pivot, the tv channel airing the HitRecord episodes so Gordon-Levitt’s company has a secured $50k for each episode they can use to pay artists -and themselves. (which also means potentially even more money to come once benefits are perceived…)
HitRecord is always looking for artists to participate, create, remix and upload on the site, and this is an open invitation to anyone, which is pretty awesome for the thousands of artists who are not in the U.S. but nonetheless looking for ways to share their work and make money out of it, even is the amount might be modest.
If you are curious to know more about it, watch “Signing Community Checks“, the video right below, where Joseph Gordon-Levitt explains in greater detail the process’ backstage and its realities. You might also want to check out the first episode of HitRecord on TV that is right after.
Are you already a HitRecord member? Has your work been in one of the episode? I’d love to hear what’s your experience below has been so far? And if not, how do you feel about HitRecord’s unusual open and global collaborative style? Are you considering joining the fun?
Enjoy the videos: