Schuyler Fisk's departure from Universal Records after four years and no releases may have been the best thing to happen to her musical career.
"Everybody at Universal wanted me to be the best artist I can be, and everyone had different ideas about what that should sound like. But at the end of the day, it was me who should have the final say on what I should sound like," Fisk says. And that's exactly what one hears on "The Good Stuff," her first album, released exclusively on iTunes. "This album is everything I wanted it to be, inspired by things I did when I was signed and inspired by my frustrations after not being able to release anything."
Fisk used many of the contacts and resources she had at Universal after she left the label last year, including W Management and William Morris, and collaborated with producer/songwriter Linda Perry on the acoustic pop track "Hello." A sponsorship deal with Gibson provided her with loaner guitars, while 50,000 friends and 4 million spins on MySpace kept the buzz going.