It was 2011. Late in the year. What started as a small town ambition to sell pianos through social media had shown some promise as a standalone YouTube music video channel. We had a few videos under our belts. We had a handful of subscribers. We were building steam. We were loving it! But one looming, sour-faced, obstinate obstacle stood in the way.
How could we sustain this? How could we keep this pace? We had robbed too much time away from family, day jobs; we were living two lives — nocturnal and diurnal — in an attempt to write music and film videos in every spare second. Our day jobs, including the Piano Store itself, saw a sharp decline due to negligence. Reality hit. It hit hard. Our music videos were not providing near enough to provide for our families, our number one priority. They say that the only difference between a large pizza and a professional musician is that a large pizza can feed a family of four!
So we hatched this crazy idea.
What if our genesis, as official full-time “Piano Guys,” could be “crowd funded?” What if we offered special packages to people in exchange for their support to help us get our wheels off the ground? We launched the “Founders” program. We were cautious in our optimism, but we were completely overwhelmed. The generous support… READ MORE… http://thepianoguys.com/portfolio/sky-full-stars/
“Sky Full Of Stars” written by Coldplay & Swedish DJ Avicii
The Piano Guys arrangement produced by Jon Schmidt & Steven Sharp Nelson; written by Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson & Giles Reaves
Performed by: Jon Schmidt: Piano, Steven Sharp Nelson: Cello, cello percussion
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Giles Reaves at Annex Recording Studios http://www.annexrecording.com
VideoProduced & Filmed by Paul Anderson & Shaye Scott
Edited by Shaye Scott
Special Effects: Nate Christofferson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHhF3SU5ghAF6Y_YgTTzrmQ
Production Assistants: Kyle Fisher & Jeremy Crawford
Drone pilot: Paul Anderson, Shaye Scott
Piano Stunt Coordinator: Jeremy Crawford