Actor Adrian Grenier has opened up his home to aspiring musicians by offering them a place to record material - free of charge.
The former Entourage star, who fronts New York City group Kid Friendly and drums in a band called The Honey Brothers, has teamed up with three pals to create Wreckroom Records, a studio in his Brooklyn house, where amateurs can record songs or film videos.
He tells Spinner.com, "Wreckroom naturally evolved from a rehearsal space in my home. When I moved to Clinton Hill a few years back, I built a studio as a place to jam with friends. The equipment improved over time, and we began filming the sessions to share online. Fans started listening, and we grew organically from there.
"We don't charge bands for the upfront cost, but we do share in the back-end revenue. If one of the songs makes anything, then so do we. That gives everyone an incentive to promote the song... It's a system that encourages community participation. I think there is wisdom in the crowd, there is success in the collective."
And Grenier admits he loves having such talented people hanging around his pad all the time: "I get to listen to the song over and over from upstairs as I do work. It's great cause when I take breaks I get to go downstairs and kick it with the band."