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Arkansas Man Gets Record Contract For Playing iPhone Guitar App

Evan Petersen

by Evan Petersen

Published August 19, 2013

In spite of our lack of jetpacks or flying cars, we live in the future. And although Skynet has yet to become self-aware, technology is still taking over.

Curtis Fields of Little Rock, Arkansas has become one the first people to successfully land a record deal using nothing more than an iPhone app. Fields, who says he bought the app because he couldn't afford a keyboard, sings as he strums a digital guitar. He auditioned for manager Ray Daniels, who in turn got Fields a meeting with L.A. Reid of Epic Records. He left that meeting with a recording contract.

Now, before everyone lets slip their furious outrage, just remember that it's not like hardworking musicians are overlooked for some cheap technological gimmick. Oh wait. That's exactly what this is. Rage away, everyone.

Watch the full video above.

To be fair, the kid seems sincere and has to be talented in one way or another, but it's hard not to be reminded of this:

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Source: CNN

Via: Uproxx

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