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Happy Birthday (my version)

October 5, 2017

Happy Birthday to You!

There was some scandal and a lawsuit declaring that the song, “Happy Birthday to You” was NOT in the public domain. Judge said it was. So for now it is.

But never mind, I’ve written a birthday song, and I’m putting it in to the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

Here are the lyrics plus the melody. I’ve written two versions. The first i a simple version, the second has more lyrics. Choose whichever you like or any lines you like.

The music is only 4 notes,, C,D,E,F. so it should be in anyone’s range. The chords are C, F, and G7 in that order.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Simple Version.
1.

Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday, Dear Dear (Your Name).
Happy Birthday to you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Full Version.

1.
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!
May all your wishes come true.

Happy Birthday, Dear Dear (Your Name).
Happy Birthday to you!

2.
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!
Blow out the candles, do!

Happy Birthday, Dear Dear (Your Name).
Happy Birthday to you!

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Music Revolution 2017

September 19, 2017

Here is a summary of this somewhat long article; 3 old men control 80% of music. That’s bad. Music revolution against it. That’s good.

Will the music media ever go a week without promoting Bieber, Swift, Beyonce, Gaga, Perry, Adele? The media won’t tell you what is going on in music but I will – there is a music revolution to make it fair and exciting.

The music industry has jumped the shark, we are stuck with only 3 CEOs that control 80% of the music industry, only support the same aging teen pop stars – where 1% of musicians make 70% of the money, and have ruined sales that have dipped since 1999. Where is the music media? What story could be bigger?

Many are progressive on social and political issues, but couldn’t be more corporate when it comes to music and the arts! Don’t allow 3 companies to control 80% of the entire music industry! Don’t turn your back on all musicians?

Who do you support, 3 businessmen or all musicians?

Three CEO’s from Warners, Universal, and Sony control 80% of the music business. They have made it clear that only teen pop will be promoted, and only by the same stars( Bieber, Perry, Swift, Beyonce, Gaga, Adele and sometimes a flavor of the week). The rest of the music world is marginalized out of most coverage, reviews, awards shows, etc.

For best music quality, there should be thousands of competing companies, not three. The quality and variety of mainstream music is at an all time low and hasn’t changed much in 10 years. Radio is just ads and nobody is listening, concert tickets are a rip off and hassle, the music media is just press releases of what they want to promote, awards shows seem fake, online streaming sales never get to the musician, music never changes – always the same few promoted over and over- and there is never news of the alternative to all this). Music sales have barely caught up to those of 1999! Most money goes to a few over promoted aging pop stars. (70% goes to 1% of musicians.)

We also need a music media that covers the other 99% of musicians. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvMa2f33Wc

Help by three very small things.
1. Pass the word that 3 CEO’s control music and have done great harm to music, radio, concerts, music media, and music online, as well as ruining the careers of thousands of musicians. Just talking about it helps all musicians everywhere.
2. Support the Dallas musicians or anyone else that is actively against all this.
3. Talk to your favorite music news site and ask why they won’t talk about the music revolution.
4. Support Pennies for Play, a way for any musician to stream music for pennies on his website without corporations.

There is a music revolution going on and you can decide which side you want – the side with 3 CEOs that control 80% of the music business and the music media, or all the rest of us.

‘People prefer NOT to listen to new songs,” Digital News (that quote sums up how bad it has gotten.)
https://musea.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/quote-on-music-industry-most-people-prefer-not-to-listen-to-new-songs/

THE TWO MUSIC INDUSTRIES, Us VERSUS the Corporate 3. https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/09/18/bhad-bhabie-cash-me-outside-split-industry/

MUSIC CHART – revenue falling fast.
http://tinyurl.com/zjb9rp2

WHY THE MUSIC ALL SOUNDS THE SAME.
http://tinyurl.com/cqf8ykb

1% Make 77%
Top one percent of musicians get about 77% of the money.
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2014/03/05/toponepercent/

Fact: the Richest Artists in the world make 75% of their money touring. That means hardly anyone is buying music.

Fact: you have to have over 100,000 clicks on your streaming music a month, to make minimum wage.

Fact, one pop star made an estimated 550 thousand dollars for one sponsored instagram post for Coca Cola.

Quote: The three major labels dominate the Spotify negotiaions… – DMN.

Fact: The average mainstream hit song has 4+ writers and 6 different publishers (digital music news.)

Fact: Live concerts and streaming = 73% of revenue.

The musicians you search out on the net, are making minimum wage at best. You don’t want that for fast food workers, why do you allow it for the musicians you love?

UMG, album sales down 15%, download sales down 29%
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/02/24/umg-streaming-revenue/

Let’s bring it home to you the reader – every musician you know is making minimum wage or less from their music. So either support them or you are supporting the 3 corporations.

Rock Band Challenge 2017

September 19, 2017

Challenge to all rock bands in 2017.

So, you’ve had 50 years to do rock better than those in the 50s and 60s. Let’s see what you’ve got.

First listen to this 2017 cover of the classic hit, 25 or 6 to 4, originally recorded by the rock band Chicago in 1969. Then show me something better. Rock bands you’ve had 50 years to improve, so show me something better.

This cover is by Leonid & Friends, a band from the Ukraine. I don’t know this band, but it is my contention that hardly any rock band today has recorded a better rock classic with a better arrangement than what Chicago did in 1969 and Leonid and Friends covered virtually note for note in 2017. By using their version the tune has a tech update so it can compete on the same tech quality as anything recorded this year.

My contention is that rock has not gotten better, and it’s time for a change, a revolution in music. See Musea.

This is NOT saying that musicians today are not talented. They are for sure. My Big List, the first list of the best music of the entire internet and the world, proves that with 200+ examples. But it also proves that the same rock band format has not improved in 50 years, and the best musicians are those that are trying new music, or at least recreating the spirit of the original musicians exactly.

So to rock bands in 2017 who disagree, accept my challenge, and show me your band recording. Show me an original that is a better song, arrangement, and performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_torOTK5qc

Tom Hendricks,

(editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/
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Connects to all the following:

ZINE, MUSEA, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM)

MUSIC, HUNKASARUS, 9 full CD’s of free Postism Music)

BLOG for MUSEA, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail etc.)

BOOK PAGE Amazon (all 6 books + author info. )

YOUTUBE CHANNEL, features all my 73 videos)

“The BIG MUSIC LIST (200+ Song – First Worldwide Best Music, List)

Here are 200+ great tunes you have probably not heard, in all genres, from all over the world – all great songs, that stand out – not fit in.

200th Issue of MUSEA

WIS, Writings in Science, reviews of my sci-fi novel

CENSORED ART NEWS article of 27 media censored art issues.

My 1,800 Song

August 24, 2017

Composed my 1,800 song last month on July 25.

When I write a song, I write the music first, later the lyrics. This song is just music now. The working title is ‘Take A Breath”. This (c) song, #1800, is pictured below.

When telling people about my compositions, I usually say something like this. Without a hit song you don’t have much of a music career. With one you have one for life.
Just look at all the one hit wonders that YOU know about. Then I add, how many famous musicians do you know that have never had a hit song?

Then I would go on to say this. With all my songs (rock, pop, country, folk, rockabilly, bossa nova, classical, jazz, instrumentals, etc. etc. We can find one to fit your taste. For starters, I’ve got over 200 videos on youtube, 9 CDs streaming all over the net, just look.

Then I would usually add that there are very few good composers out there. 99% of musicians should no more write their own music, then build their own cars to get to their concert hall. I am one of the few that has a proven ‘record’ made over 50 years.

But NOW I say:
FORGET WHAT I SAID, NOTHING MATTERS, GOOD MUSIC IS WASTED, NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE YOU DON’T HAVE A CHANCE!!! (and that message deserves every cap.)

That is the current truth with 3 CEOs that control 80% of the music industry. When the world decides music deserves better and has had enough of the way that the music business is now – Radio is just ads, concert tickets are a rip off, the music media is just press releases, awards shows seem fake, online streaming sales never get to the musician, music never changes, always the same few promoted over and over, and there is never news of the alternative to all this – then a hit song will count.

Till that day comes, we can only BAND together to help all musicians. The choice for you is clear – either support 3 old men, or support everyone else.

TeXas Video Showdown hits 3,000

August 10, 2017

Dear Reader,

My musical protest against the 3 CEOs that control so much of music, and for all the rest of the world, has reached another milestone. 3,000 views.
Come view it and help raise awareness. Give me a thumbs up too – that means lifting a finger – literally! Here’s more.

We are told, year after year, to only talk about, support, and buy music from the same 6 or so teen pop stars. The real story is one the music media won’t dare tell you. Music is falling fast, 1% of musicians make 70% of the money, and everyone else is so uninformed that they don’t even know that it’s going on. Yet everyone does know that music is dull, radio is awful, concerts are a rip off, music media never covers anyone really different, and there is never news of anyone against all this! That’s why the musicians in Dallas are against it, and why you never hear about that either!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvMa2f33Wc


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