Jan 13, 2015

Tuesday Tunes #91

If for some reason the spotify player doesn't work... here's the link

My thoughts on Spotify...

So, I've decided to start using spotify for my playlists. Some may wonder why? I've been pretty anti spottily in the past myself because they are definitely a huge part of the decline of the music industry. BUT, this way I know that the artists are getting at least some money when we click play. But just so you know the truth... When someone streams one of my songs on spotify I make $0.00640000, when someone streams my song on iTunes match I make $0.00260000 someone downloads one of my songs on iTunes I make $0.63700000, and when I sell an actual hardcopy CD I make anywhere from $0-$6.80 depending on how much I sell if for. 

So, what does this all mean? It means that spotify isn't the devil BUT if you like a song or an artist please consider supporting them and their art by purchasing their music, at least on iTunes. Most songs on iTunes are $0.99 - $1.29 and most of us can totally afford to do that. I mean I know people that spend $5 a week on CandyCrush! Okay, I'm off my soapbox just wanted you to know my thoughts and why I'm switching. Let me know if you have an questions.

For more of my Tuesday Tunes Playlists...click the amp below:)

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Jan 12, 2015

Path of the Moon

So, I'm sure you've heard me mention my friend Charlie King before. I play music with him often and he is just plain wonderful. If you haven't heard his music before, I'm sorry. You need to change that right now and go listen...actually no need to listen before you buy. His new record is top-notch! I know you won't be disappointed. I am IN LOVE with this record and I don't often say that about records with my own voice all over it. But this one...I just love these songs and I'm so happy and proud with the way they are captured on this record. 

photo from charliekingmusic.com
I have the privilege of playing a lot with Charlie and getting to be a part of his music - which brings me much joy and pride. I've only know him for a few years now but I've watched him grow into quite the songwriter as well as a great editor of his songs. I'm proud to have my name listed in the liner notes of this one and proud to be a part of the making of this record. It was done in one weekend and pretty much entirely live. Charlie and I were in one room together and we tracked both our vocals and his acoustic at the same time. The rest of the band was in another room and they did the same. I have never done this before and I was beyond nervous but it ended up being a very magical experience and I think Patrick (the producer and co-owner of Sioux Sioux Studio) did a wonderful job capturing the magic of that weekend.

Here are some pics from the weekend. Also - you can watch some short clips from the weekend HERE, HERE, & HERE.

top photo by Patrick Boyd

If you still aren't sold...then watch these videos and that will change...

Here's the best part...the record comes out TOMORROW! But you can actually go and pre-order it now - HERE

OR...you can come join us at The Evening Muse on January 24th for Charlie's CD Release Party. More info - HERE!

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