Archive for the ‘Indie Music’ Category

Name that Classic Song

August 27, 2018

Dear Readers,

This is a live recording of a 60s classic that I liked to play in my Box Office Concerts, but I never got around recording it in my 150 song OUTSIDE THE BOX set of 9CDs – now streaming everywhere.

Can you name it, and the group that made if famous?

See what you think, vote thumbs up, and share if you like.

My youtube channel is TomHendricksMusea



Cover Version by Hippie James

August 17, 2018

Dear Readers,

Got a pleasant surprise this week. Hippie James, James Collins, heard my song on a FaceBook songwriters group, “Rock, Punk Songwriters – Original Music Only”, and did a cover version of my song, Bam! Bam! Bam!

Hippie James and Greebly Mork did the cover with Arthur doing the fine guitar lead in the middle. James has also supplied a link to my original version on his site. Thanks to all involved!

Hear it here:

Bam Bam Bam (new video)

August 1, 2018

Cheap Cassette Demos presents:

Bam. Bam, Bam!

An original rhythm and blues song by Hunkasaurus and his Pet Dog Guitar (’64 Silvertone.)

Hear the, not a singer songwriter, not a band, but somewhere in between, music. Then join the music revolution sweeping the country from Dallas.


Bam! Bam! Bam!
You got 10 minutes more
Ready or not I’m going out that door

Bam! Bam! Bam!
Nobody gets in late
Either get there on time or they give you the gate!

Bam! Bam! Bam!
I think we’re just in time.
If we came a minute late, Id lost my mind.

For 150 studio versions see streaming everywhere online.

Dont’ forget to click on like – literally lifting a finger! It really helps.


Gaining Ground – Independent Labels

May 22, 2018

Dear Reader,

The independent labels are gaining ground. This year is the 2nd in a row that Independent Labels control a bigger share of music revenues than any of the 3 major labels.

This from the digital music article “Collectively, Indie Labels are Now Bigger Than Any Major Label”

Indie labels are now outranking major labels in terms of total marketshare. In fact, this is the second-straight year that’s happened.

Rankings are based on revenues earned, instead of units sold or total streams.

Specifically, indies pulled a 32.2 percent marketshare, with Universal Music Group following at 29.7 percent. Sony Music Group finished with 21.9 percent, while Warner Music Group lagged with 16.7 percent.

Independents 32%

Universal (UMG) 30%
Sony (SME) 22%
Warner (WMG) 16%

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website

NPR Bans Me from Music Discussions (new music talk, banned)

August 6, 2013

NPR has banned me from comment on most music threads on its website.
Since April of this year (it’s August now) I’ve tried to find out why.

Finally got someone there to tell me why:

From: Kate Myers <>
To: Tom Hendricks <>
Sent: Monday, August 5, 2013 9:53 AM
Subject: Re: Blocked from music comment


You’ve been blocked from commenting in several of our music topics because of continued violations of the rules there. We haven’t found your comments elsewhere on the site to be as problematic, so we’ve left your ability to comment there.

Kate Myers
Kate Myers
Product Manager, Social Media
NPR Digital Media
NPR/ Kate Myers,

What rules?

My main points are fair comments.
Being an indie musician, I am opposed to revenue sharing. I’m very tough on NPR concerning sponsor ads for musicians on the same page as articles on those musicians. (Two Ombudsmen have agreed with me and looked into it)
I’m very tough on NPR never giving tough reviews of any books or music. These are points that NPR should address to make it better.

Tom, we hear your critiques. Every member of our music staff and ombudsman’s staff knows what your issues are, and the sponsorship ad is an issues that we agree with you on (though we have talked before about the technical challenges of such) and the review question is an editorial one in which there is disagreement between you and our editorial policy, and so you should continue to push the ombudsman about.

But when I reviewed your music comments since we moved to Disqus, they all seemed to be on those issues. Constantly posting those in our music section is off topic to the conversations at hand, and we made the decision to block you, to keep the conversation on point.

I would think it would be better to judge each comment separately and then see if that post follows the rules. Seems they are blocking a point of view, more than me breaking a rule. They seem very touchy on those main points! They should be. It suggests unfair music policies for independent artists outside their system.


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