This week's been a bit quieter than last, but still pretty hectic. Saturday: Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse... Struggling to remember words some of the time. Not sure why it's so hard. What's going on? Make sure I have one song in my set that is mostly instrumental. Sunday : Gig at Sonophilia Festival, Lincoln, on their…Read more Another Week Flown By
This week's POTW is a bit different from previous ones, which have all so far been Spotify playlists. This one is a Musicoin playlist, run by artist Juxta via the Atom Collector Records website, with a little help from another artist, Self Suffice, aka Rapoet. Musicoin doesn't have playlist features built into its website just yet, so…Read more Playlist of the Week (2018/20)
There were various articles last summer predicting doom and gloom for Soundcloud before they were rescued. That triggered some research into what alternatives there are, which has resulted in my writing a series of blog posts aimed at musicians and music geeks to share what I found out. This one deals with the Musicoin.org site,…Read more What alternatives are there to Soundcloud? (Pt 5: Musicoin)
There were various articles last summer predicting doom and gloom for Soundcloud before they were rescued. With that in mind, I did a little research into what alternatives independent musicians have to Soundcloud. This is part 4 of the series aimed at independent artists. Comments relate to the free version of Bandcamp: there is a…Read more What alternatives are there to Soundcloud? (Part 4: Bandcamp)
This is the third installment in the series, exploring where independent musicians can make their music available to the public. Orfium The concept behind Orfium is the one-stop-shop and they are pitching themselves as the 'answer to Soundcloud'. They have been around since 2016, and are a social network where you can also sell and…Read more What alternatives are there to Soundcloud? (Part 3: Orfium)
Drooble - a social media site for musicians and music fans - are running a song competition at the moment. They have two prizes, one for most original song and the other for the song that gets the most votes. I thought I might as well put an entry in - it can't hurt, can…Read more I entered a song contest!
With the Kickstarter sitting at 72% of its funding target, and 5 full days to go, I've received the news from TrickJazz that the Kickstarter is going to be cancelled, because a new source of funding has emerged which will set the project on a stronger footing going forward. What happened? Last month, after the…Read more TrickJazz Kickstarter: Update