The FuMP quite simply is The Funny Music Project. We just thought The FuMP had a nice ring to it. Like the ringing a boxer hears after he's been hit in the head one too many times.
The FuMP is a collaborative effort made up of a core group of comedy musicians. These are Possible Oscar, Raymond and Scum, Rob Balder, Sudden Death, the great Luke Ski, Tom Smith, and Worm Quartet. These artists have committed to releasing new or unlreleased recordings of their music to the public under a Creative Commons license. This means we promise not to be upset when a video of you lip synching to our song in your underwear appears on YouTube.
In addition to the core members there are several additional auxiliary members who will also be contributing songs to the project here and there. These include Paul and Storm, Possible Oscar, and Jonathan Coulton, whose business model we stole borrowed to set this up.
A new song will be posted every Tuesday and Friday. These songs are available as a free download (128k MP3) from the home page. We also provide an RSS feed so you can subscribe to the podcast of these songs and get the downloads automatically in iTunes or some other podcatching program.
In addition to the free MP3 there is also a higher quality MP3 (192k) available for purchase for $.99. Songs can be purchased individually or as a monthly subscription. The monthly subscription (Level 1) is $4.99 and gives you access to all the high quality downloads as soon as they become available.
Every two months a FuMP compilation CD will be released featuring the songs of the previous two months. Wherever possibe the CD will include bonus material such as extra songs, interviews with the artists, live performance videos, games, and more. This CD will retail for $9.99, plus $1.86 shipping and handling. We also offer a monthly subscription (Level 2) which includes all the high quality MP3s (192k) and the CD which will be automatically shipped to you every month.
And since we're not too proud to beg we've also set up a donation box.
So that's the scoop. Come on in. Have a look around. And be prepared for an onslaught of funny music in 2007!