Updated: Feb 9
Hello! Thanks for checking out my website. This blog and the stuff you'll find here are the products of my creative efforts to make music about life's highs and lows, ups and downs, and the incredible journey we're afforded in the days we spend on this earth. I have no idea where this social media experiment will go, or if it will go anywhere at all--but I hope that anybody following along finds something here you can relate to, and that it makes you smile.
I've been writing songs for years, but I rarely shared anything I had written with anyone other than close friends and family. Then, a couple of years ago, I learned that it's possible to launch a sound recording I made in my humble little basement studio on a five year-old laptop "out in to the world" in just a couple of easy and shockingly affordable steps. Unsurprisingly, over the last few years, lots of other music enthusiasts around the world have all learned exactly the same thing. As consequence, Spotify now has over 50 million - yep 50 MILLION - songs available for streaming, and that number grows by about 40,000 every single day. With numbers that large, there is some great undiscovered music out there. Unfortunately, there's also a good bit of stuff that never would have managed to get "out there" in days not so long ago when the economic barriers to entering the "music biz" were substantially higher. I'm really hoping the stuff I make falls into the former category--but I suppose time will tell.
As I'm still very new to all this, I've made several mistakes already. First, although I have several songs available for purchase or streaming in all major digital markets, most of them reflect the contributions of lots of many different people, so they're recorded under several different names. The other challenge (again, as a result of there being soooo much music "out there") is that it's almost impossible to come up with a name that a half dozen or more other folks aren't also using.
Second, most contemporary thinking on the subject of "getting your music discovered" says you have be engaging on multiple platforms... Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Youtube, SoundCloud, Bandcamp.... and the list goes on and on with new "engagement" platforms popping up every day. At this point in my life, that's just not how I'm gonna spend my time... old dog new tricks sort of thing going on here....
Nevertheless, I'm hopeful that out of the hundreds of millions of "connected" people around the globe, if even only a tiny fraction likes my music enough to part with, say 99 cents from time to time, I'd call that a huge win!