My latest release, Time Askew, is available for streaming on Napster as well as other streaming platforms.

Have a listen.  Two minutes of something new!

My latest release, Time Askew, is available on CD Baby and Bandcamp.

It is also available on your favorite streaming platform.  Have a listen and tell me what you think.

Since digital music is at the center of the music business these days,  for essential for musicians to have a digital distribution company to get their work into digital stores, like iTunes and Amazon, and streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and Napster.

There are an increasing number of companies that do digital distribution.  Some of the best-known are CD Baby, Tunecore, and DistroKid, but there are many more.

This article by Ari Herstand offers the most detailed comparison that I've read anywhere. Digital distribution is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.  So it's important to do your homework to find the best company for your needs.  That can be difficult because some of the companies don't disclose all of their fees up front.  It can also be hard to understand exactly what services they offer. 

Ari's article is a great place to start your search or to compare what you already have with other options out there that might work better for you.

The Music Modernization Act, which was supported by both parties in Congress, was signed into law by President Trump.

The Music Modernization Act, which received complete bipartisan support, most notably guarantees that songwriters and artists receive royalties for songs recorded prior to 1972. It also creates a new organization -- run by publishers and songwriters -- that’s tasked with identifying copyright owners and paying them their royalties if songs are played on streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. Overall, it establishes a new standard for setting digital royalty rates for songwriters and publishers.

It will take some time to understand the details.

For a very funny, informative look at today's pop music, watch this video.

 

The Relative Minor Blues Backing Track album is now also on Bandcamp.

It's always fun for a musician/songwriter when somebody is listening to your music. And getting people to listen is not an easy task, at least not in the beginning.  I'm happy to report that last week my music was streamed in 21 countries on Spotify. That's fun, not to mention encouraging.

My Relative Minor Blues Backing Tracks are now available on CDbaby.com as well as all other music streaming platforms.

My latest release, Monotony Drone Meditation, is now available in most outlets, including Spotify and iTunes/Apple Music.

I have just released a 2-disc album called Major Betty Blues Backing Tracks.  It contains 12 bar blues backing tracks in all the major keys, at both 90 bpm and 110 bpm.

They are great for practice and improvisation and a fun way to learn the 1, 4, and 5 chords in all the major keys.  You can also practice/improvise on the scales and build your confidence and ability to voice chords in all the inversions.

The album is available in all the usual online stores  like Amazon, iTunes, cdbaby and Bandcamp.  It is also available on all major streaming platforms and YouTube.

A sample track has been uploaded to the music page on this site.

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