Brad Sucks

Real Name:
Brad Turcotte
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Musician from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Releasing his songs under a copyleft license.

One of Magnatune's best selling artists and an Internet phenomenon, Brad Sucks is Brad Turcotte of Ottawa, Canada—one of the first artists to take full advantage of the free culture movement for self-promotion and distribution. Inspired by peer-to-peer file sharing of music, he began releasing his incredibly catchy indie pop songs online in 2002 and has since developed a significant online fanbase that includes remixers, visual artists, and a host of others whom he regularly invites to participate directly in his projects.

In 2005 he released his fan-funded debut album, I Don't Know What I'm Doing as well as its complete audio source. The self-produced 12 song set has been compared to Beck, Moby, Folk Implosion, and John Vanderslice and received a great deal of college and commercial airplay all over the world, including Australia, the UK, and the Caribbean.The music has been licensed by VH1, as well as several radio and television commercials. In 2007 a double album of remixes of I Don't Know What I'm Doing was released on Magnatune, featuring many of ccMixter's most popular remixers.

Since Brad was one of the first to make the decision to release his music under a Creative Commons license, he was free to promote it through sites such as Magnatune, ccMixter, and the Podsafe Music Network, and he received a significant amount of publicity through blogs and interviews in free culture magazines such as Red Hat Magazine. Brad has also been featured in Maxim, The Seattle Times, NPR's All Songs Considerd, Flak Magazine, The Economist, and the Toronto Star, among many other publications.
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Brad Sucks Discography Tracks

Albums

Brad Sucks - I Don't Know What I'm Doing album art Brad Sucks I Don't Know What I'm Doing (Album, Comp) Not On Label (Brad Sucks Self-released) Canada 2007 Sell This Version
Brad Sucks - Out Of It album art Brad Sucks Out Of It (Album) Not On Label Canada 2008 Sell This Version
Brad Sucks - Guess Who's A Mess album art Brad Sucks Guess Who's A Mess (Album) Magnatune Canada 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KOKESHI005 Brad Sucks - Better Off In Me album art Irrelevant (2) Feat. Brad Sucks Irrelevant (2) Feat. Brad Sucks - Better Off In Me(12", Whi) Kokeshi KOKESHI005 UK 2011 Sell This Version
BBSFLEXI001 Brad Sucks - Making Me Nervous album art Brad Sucks Making Me Nervous(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Single) Not On Label (Brad Sucks Self-released) BBSFLEXI001 Canada 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

Brad Sucks - Better Than Nothing album art Brad Sucks Better Than Nothing (Album, Comp) Feedbands US 2017 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

LADAL08093 Brad Sucks - Making Me Nervous album art Musicbump feat. Brad Sucks Musicbump feat. Brad Sucks - Making Me Nervous(3xFile, MP3, 320) LAD Publishing & Records LADAL08093 Portugal 2008
DBR005 Brad Sucks - YNGA album art Hypeartist Featuring Brad Sucks Hypeartist Featuring Brad Sucks - YNGA(3xFile, MP3, 320) Dusted Breaks Records DBR005 UK 2009

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