Album Release Planning Transparency

For sake of transparency and the possibility that the information may help others, I’m going to post about album release planning.  Because music isn’t my main income source, I have the luxury of making mistakes and learning as I go.  I’ll post at least one follow up post-release to evaluate, openly, the whole process. Previous Mistakes […]

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Candace Griffin “If You Knew Then”

The coolest part of networking with other artists is finding music that reaches to you.  That’s what music is for, right?  I met Candace Griffin through Twitter.  She’s friends with another artist who let me post a song back story.  I checked Candace’s music link and immediately fell into the sound of her voice and the […]

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Album Release Show Progress

Planning an album release, even a small scale release like mine, is a nebulous affair.  I gave myself four to five month and planned those out.  This weekend, I’ve made considerable release show progress by tentatively getting opening acts and organizing the events. Release Show Progress In the past couple weeks, I’ve set the date […]

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The Apollo Affair “Coming Home”

After meeting The Apollo Affair through Twitter, I had a reaction that brought me back.  I grew up with classic rock and St. Louis had a great radio station that implanted a solid blueprint of the sound.  Checking out The Apollo Affair’s music on their site reminded me of the sound that I love.  The group is […]

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Save The Date – Album Release Shows

Going to try something different for my next album release, I’m going to plan two shows and have an extended time for album release fun.  Friday May 13 at The Wolf will be a free and open show.  Friday June 3 will be a Henry House Concert.  The times for both will be music from […]

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Original Music Promotion – Get Results

A couple months ago I started posting original music.  The idea centered around original music promotion and to network with other artists.  So far, the idea is working.  The hard part is finding more music to post.  Here’s some information about the posts so far to encourage songwriters to share. Posts Effects Not to flex […]

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Catching The Westbound “Cheltenham Winslow Blues”

Sometime the fall of 2014 or the spring of 2015, I met Catching The Westbound at The Wolf in Ballwin, MO.  I remember when I saw them perform, I thought, “Wow, can she sing and can he play.”  That simple summary doesn’t do the duo of Emily and Andy justice but gives you a basic […]

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New Page For Song Lyrics Added

After reading a post by Ari Herstand about song lyrics, I decided to make a lyrics page.  The coincidental karma of the universe must have been working because I’d just finished editing a draft of a new songbook.  The songbook will have song lyrics, chords, and the stories behind the songs. Songbook I prepared a […]

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New Album Progress And Plans

New Album Audio The audio for the new album is recorded, mixed, and mastered.  This time for mastering, as a opposed to Hallowed, the audio is intended for global streaming and use.  Which means, it’s mastered toe -15 LKFS with a DR, Dynamic Range, between 9-12.  Hallowed I masted to an arbitrary loudness value.  If […]

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Performance Video “I would Meet You”

In November, Michelle’s Cafe a restaurant in Eureka, MO, had the last open mic performance of the season.  As one of the regular performers, the place has had a mix of performers including a local American Idol contestant and classic rock musician.  Since this would be my last chance for a performance there this calendar year, […]

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