Last month, we interviewed independent singer/songwriter and rock ‘n roller Ron Pope about his latest release, as well as One Way Ticket, the new documentary film that followed Ron and his band from the studio to the road in support of the aforementioned release. What started out as a fairly typical tour doc turned into an exploration on the notion of ‘making it’ in the age of digital music as an independent artist, and how Ron stands out in a crowd of creators due to his strong business acumen and dedication to the craft.
Last night, One Way Ticket premiered at the trendy Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, NY. Known around these parts as an intimate, independently owned, two-theater venue where patrons can enjoy the luxuries of well-prepared bites and a selection of craft beers brought to them right at their fold-out-table-style seats as they enjoy a flick. It was the perfect place to take in a new documentary covering an artist’s career and some of the general ins and outs of today’s music industry.
TuneCore was honored to be invited and involved in the premier of the film, but we know the true excitement was coming from the eager fans who showed up early for the VIP experience. Complete with its own Snapchat Filter, the phones were out in full force.
By 6pm, Ron Pope had joined the crowd of fans to mix and mingle over hors d’oeuvres and signature “One Way Ticket” cocktails (homemade mint lemonade and bourbon – a nod to the movie’s, as well as Pope’s, southern roots). Beyond being able to kick it with one of their favorite artists, fans were even treated to a few acoustic songs from the man of the hour.
After an enjoyable set of tunes, movie-goers began filing into the theater. Ron’s manager Blair spoke and introduced TuneCore CEO Scott Ackerman, who said a few words of thanks, congratulations, and expressed his pride in the involvement of TuneCore and in Ron’s musical career progress in general, eventually taking a seat among the audience.
Now, we’re not gonna spoil the movie for you, but we can tell you it was very well received among attendees! Check out the trailer above if you haven’t already, and be sure to catch One Way Ticket available to stream via Qello on Friday, July 1, 2016.
For more photos from the event, check out our gallery below!