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Et tu?

When I was young I wrote a lot of little poems, mostly about the beauty and necessity of Wonder; which was a genuine feeling with me, as it is still. The power of seeing plain things and landscapes in a kind of sunlight of surprise; the power of jumping at the sight of a bird

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Music Streaming – what do they pay?

1 million views on Youtube = $740.00 1 million streams on Spotify = $3,970.00  RIAA reports digital revenues now account for 90% of all music consumed, with streaming taking up about 80%, downloads about 20%. The music business is now the streaming business. The top 10 streamers account for 97% of all streaming dollars. Fun

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Criminal?

I don’t post a lot about the music business for different reasons. Even though I have a lot of experience, and even have done things many people would consider having “made it” I still don’t feel like I have it figured out. I have a similar thing about advice in general. No doubt people like

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thoughts on creativity

… so I am fixing a water connection to the front of my house, and I look down and see a folded paper on the ground… I pick it up and unfold it, and find this; well, well, well…       a song idea. from when? I had no idea. I have piles of

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on the outside looking in >

I recently watched the movie Standing In The Shadow Of Motown. The entire movie was good, though I was a little less into the guest spot cameos of people covering the hits (Bootsy on bass > oh yeah – singing classic Motown? not so much). There was a lot of talk in the movie how

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new song > You’re The One

up next is a song with some difficulties inherent on multiple levels…let me start from the beginning… a few months ago I ordered this Rogue combo pack on a whim, got it – tuned the guitar to open G, grabbed a glass slide, and slid into this song almost on the first few strums. I

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on being an artist >

when I take a look at the etymology of the word “artist” I get something like this: artist (n.) 1580s, “one who cultivates one of the fine arts,” from Middle French artiste (14c.), from Italian artista, from Medieval Latin artista, from Latin ars (see art (n.)). Originally used especially of the arts presided over by

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New Song! hear the drum