Interview: Alex Day Talks YouTube, Lady Godiva & Staying Independent - Mandatory
As far as I have gathered, the story is this: During , Alex Day and Carrie Fletcher were dating, but did not tell anyone about it because they didn't want to pull. Alex Day dating history, , , list of Alex Day relationships. Alex Day has been in relationships with Carrie Hope Fletcher ( - ) and Kristina. Apr 11, Alex Day has had an odd, if very good, few months. producing and performing myself, figuring out my own release dates and campaigns, Carrie Hope Fletcher gave me one this time around, as well as Michael Aranda.
That is not what consent is". This led to a previous friend and coworker Charlie McDonnell stating "I just don't feel able to call Alex a friend of mine any more.
He said 'I'd only be happy to do it over email' because that makes him more comfortable. So I didn't want to do it his way and he didn't want to do it my way so we never had the conversation'.
He also commented on the 'militant' reaction from social networking site Tumblrstating "At some point you have to just start sticking up for yourself and especially when there's such an angry torrent of abuse, like verbal abuse—I don't know if it counts as verbal when it's written down—but like slander I guess To ensure he did not alienate his fans of his debut album, Day released an EP of acoustic songs, Soup Sessions: Acoustic, in November which contained newly recorded acoustic versions of half the songs on the album.
It was reviewed with varying degrees of approval by various media outlets, including The Times Yahoo! The single was Day's first to get a physical release in UK record stores following a one-single distribution arrangement with HMV and other stores. The song later peaked on UK charts at No. In order to promote the single, Day held a one-day tour entitled Stupidfest, which was free for entry.
It contains all his previously released singles since "Forever Yours". The album debuted at No. What was the response you received from those within the music industry after you reached 4?
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Nobody seemed to understand what I was doing, and they all dismissed it because it was only in the charts for one week. I wasn't trying to get a record deal anyway, so I don't mind. Have you encountered many problems with having to essentially do all of the promotion for your music by yourself?
No, any problems are outweighed by positives I think. It's harder to get in print and on radio when you're an unsigned artist, but it means I care more about it because I'm doing it myself and not just taking those things for granted.
I send hand-written postcards to anyone who plays my song on the radio to say thank-you: I can't imagine Nicki Minaj doing that. Could you ever see yourself signing to a label in the future? I'm not against it at all, so long as they're happy to continue allowing me the freedom I'm used to in terms of choosing my own songs, producing and performing myself, figuring out my own release dates and campaigns, and just plugging me with money to make me better at doing all that.
But in terms of record deals that's a pretty unreasonable ask, so it's not one I'm expecting any time soon, and I'll continue working under the assumption that they're not interested. What kind of team do you work with in order to get your music out there?
My cousin Danny is acting as my manager, helping deal with stuff like invoices and going through contracts for me. I said that was really cool thanks for thinking of me.
Carrie Hope Fletcher urges Alex Day book boycott
I met up with this girl, right, just to hang out because she sounded cool. We got on fine, I texted her quite a bit. I just kept making videos. They just stopped watching. Now no one watches my videos. The community left, and so did any semblance of popularity that I had.
I had a dream about a week ago about one of my old best mates. The dream was me trying to tell him my side of what happened, and him not listening. I have a lots of old dreams with old friends in YouTube world. I had so many close friends, overnight a lot of them turned on me. I had this amazing crazy job where i got to make videos for half an hour a week and I get paid like three grand a month.
That was the peak of it — the work to money ratio was way off. What do you think can be done to prevent inappropriate relationships from happening? There appears to be lots of problems, though.