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Old 10-02-2017, 05:52 PM
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BTW -- my usual musical consultant...

His mailbox is full.

Ahem...

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BTW -- my usual musical consultant...

His mailbox is full.

Ahem...


Inbox empty now
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:23 PM
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Well, it's out there now...
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Yeah, I was going to add: I've already heard it. In fact it's playing now as Im tending the chicken legs on the grill.

I had a melody and production in my head. Yours is so different.😀

I'll listen for a while before I comment.

Lockette already posted my Standard comment about the bass. It's funny, if I had a nickel for every time I asked an engineer if we could get a little more bass... now I'm telling you to turn it down😀

And if I had a quarter for every time an engineer told me: you'll get as much bass as the song needs...
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:13 PM
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Love it, love, love it!


Real smokey jazz club early hours of the morning feel.

Wow, your voice is so versatile - great tone in those lower register refrains.

Love the beat - the sax gives it a real haunting quality

Best present EVER Myers.

Seriously, you're too pro to not be pro - push with your music Myers, you can cut it along with the big fish .

Made my day x
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I like the groove
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Grace Gabriel View Post

Love it, love, love it!


Real smokey jazz club early hours of the morning feel.

Wow, your voice is so versatile - great tone in those lower register refrains.

Love the beat - the sax gives it a real haunting quality

Best present EVER Myers.

Seriously, you're too pro to not be pro - push with your music Myers, you can cut it along with the big fish .

Made my day x
Well, I appreciate that. The most I can hope for at this stage is getting some stuff out there, using some connections -- and maybe someone else will want to do one of my songs -- anything I'd make from that would be negligible.

Otherwise, the only way you can really make even a little money is by touring. I've got friends and know people who've been at it for years -- driving around in van, playing clubs and openers, festivals etc. -- they barely make enough to live.

I saw a band at a club a while ago -- I bought a t-shirt and a vinyl EP from them -- they were like, oh, we almost have enough for gas to get to the next gig.

You gotta start young -- when you have no responsibilities -- and hope for the stars to align. That window has closed. Otherwise, it's really just for pure enjoyment -- and just feeling satisfied that I know I can do it.

Anyway -- I'll probably polish up this song a bit and post a new version...
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Old 10-03-2017, 01:33 PM
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I know what you're saying - but I think the usual progression of grafting and gigging to work your way up doesn't apply to you - due to life's unfair distribution of talent, so much of that is already under your belt.

I was thinking more of you recording as you are and submitting to tv and film. I can hear 'I'll Wait For You' running as background music in a TV drama - guy walking the dark streets with his collar turned up against the rain contemplating his marriage...

Maybe with some strategic thinking, you can cut out the graft and have maximum impact quickly with little extra effort.

Think of the potential international agents you have on this site amongst your cohorts.

Not teaching you to suck eggs Myers- jeez, I know you know your shit ... I just feel you're sat on another career that could turn into a blaze with a bit of carefully considered, target fanning. ...
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Yeah -- but the people who get their songs on tv and film also have a some kind of track record -- they have record deals and they are performing.

There's this guy A.A. Bondy, he had two songs on a very popular U.S. TV show -- Friday Night Lights -- whoever chose the songs read about him in a review in Pitchfork magazine. And Pitchfork likely reviewed his albums because he's signed to a fairly well-know indy label and they have a publicist.

Last time he came through town -- he was solo -- had to drop his band because he couldn't afford to pay them.

There's really no practical way to submit. You have to have connections and some credibility -- and even then, it's a LONG shot.
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Transition Music Corporation or ASCAP type thing?

I think you could make the long shot.
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:09 AM
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Transition Music is like stock photography for music -- it's mostly a source for generic incidental music for TV shows and commercials. The technology makes it inevitable -- but it just means a lot of people make a little bit of money as opposed to fewer people making decent money from writing custom music. Pretty sure they own all rights to the songs they accept too.

ACAP is the organization that monitors usage and collects royalties -- once someone decides to use your music.

I'm not trying to be a naysayer -- I've just looked into to all this -- plus, I know very talented people who have struggled for years trying to make it the music business.

And at the moment, I prefer not to spoil a really enjoyable hobby by trying to make it into a money making thing.

My plan right now is to put out a cohesive albums worth of songs -- spend a little money to get them properly mixed and mastered -- put a web site, make a YouTube channel -- then put them out there on Bandcamp, Reverbnation, iTunes etc.

But it's just like self-publishing -- doing all that and promoting your music is hard work and very time consuming -- for what will likely be a limited return. So as usual, it will be about priorities...
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Grace -- I decided to do a whole new version -- country or at least country-ish.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4g...NjSE5Zd0E/view

Cheers!

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Old 10-13-2017, 06:00 PM
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Grace -- I decided to do a whole new version -- country or at least country-ish.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4g...NjSE5Zd0E/view

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Just picked it up - I'll listen over the weekend. Sounds good.
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Myers View Post
Grace -- I decided to do a whole new version -- country or at least country-ish.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4g...NjSE5Zd0E/view

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Really cool Myers - played it a lot now.

Must admit, I love the timbre of your voice in the jazz version - and the sound was quite unique.

Which do you prefer?
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:26 PM
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Hmm - hard to say.

I think I'm liking the more R&B version -- and I can use the arrangement of the other one for something else -- so it's "win/win."
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