Profiles in geekdom: Musician Adam Young of Owl City

We catch up with Adam Young to discuss his tech tools of the trade, what goes into producing a song, and his favorite Internet meme.

By Nick Mediati, PC World |  Offbeat, music

Myspace was a way of promoting my music without leaving the house and that seemed awesome to me. Things just took off and I still don't have any idea how it all came together. I was just in the right place at the right time.

Do you have a favorite Internet meme? Which one?

Socially Lazy Sloth.

Your Twitter stream (@owlcity) seems quite unique. How do you manage it to keep fans both entertained and informed?

It's fun, it's always gotta be fun or else it feels forced and annoying to everyone. I just think of witty things and tweet them.

How important is it to engage with your audience using social media? Would Owl City be what it is today without those channels?

Certainly not. I'm not the guy to jump in the car and physically go out and push my music onto people, I just put things online for them to stumble upon and that's why social media has been huge for me.

What can we look forward to from Owl City in the future?

More records, more songs, just more everything.

Do you have any advice for anyone who wants to put out their own album?

Stick with what you believe in no matter what it is. Trust yourself and love what you put out into the world!

Nick Mediati (@dtnick) oversees PCWorld's GeekTech blog.

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