Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

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
http://tomhendricks.us/

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Someone Who Loved Me – Video

May 19, 2018

Dear Musea Reader, lots of music composing going on here!

Someone Who Loved Me,
Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar.

My latest video is a bittersweet song about too much love on one side. This is my song #1917. Photo by David McGhee. “Studio B”

Headphones are best. This is a rough demo, not a studio recording.
For everything else, including the latest on the music revolution, tomhendricks.us

Please click on the thumbs up, like button – literally lifting a finger! It helps a lot!

Comments welcome.

Lyrics

SOMEONE WHO LOVED ME

1
She was someone who loved me.
She was someone who cared.

But I was not in love with her.
For me a friend, that’s all she was. That’s all.

Middle
She was someone who got carried away.
She was someone who felt too much.
She was someone who refused to see. How it was.

2
Someday, though I will miss her.
She’ll find the love that she wants.

But I was not in love with her.
For me a dear friend, that’s all she was. That’s all.

(c) Tom Hendricks 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ6b3QU1Ak0

Shoo Bop, My salute to background singers!

May 15, 2018

Time for another video from my string of new songs.

These are demos, not studio recordings! Look for the lyrics, and song!

This one is called ‘SHOO BOP”, my salute to all background singers! Yeah Yeah Yeah!

Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar ( performed in the combo guitar style.) Photo by David McGhee.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5i_7PTlnIU

Let me know what you think, give the video a like – lift a finger it helps – and stay tuned for a studio version (or see my other studio recordings.)

Tom Hendricks

For all else – explore the floors at my main website tomhendricks.us and join the arts and media revolution!

Cello (new song, lyrics, and video)

May 2, 2018

Here is a preview of a new song of mine, called Cello.
The lyrics tell of a man who hears a woman playing cello through the apartment walls and falls in love with her.

The youtube video, with a rough demo of the song will be out soon. Till then here is the lyrics.

CELLO (c) Tom Hendricks 2018

1.

I was caught off guard, reading some books one day

When I heard next door, someone began to play.

Cello practice there. She played some scales to start.

Then after a pause, she played a piece by Bach.

Chorus

First she played it sweet like a Siren sings

Then she played it rough like a stormy see

Passion in her bow as her cello rang.

Passion in my heart, not too far away.

(guitar lead, then repeat chorus )

2.

Music shows the soul. Its more than skill or rote.

When she strums the strings, feelings in every note.

(I) listen when I can, don’t want to miss her play.

(I) really have to find some way to meet some day.

Chorus (repeat).

Two Music Videos

April 14, 2018

Dear Reader,

Two new youtube videos.

Two rough music videos recorded live. These are previews of songs I hope to record in a studio later like my 9 albums, 150 songs.

GOODBYE TO WAR (youtube video) 1:14 long
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxL6lQQ_83Q

Protest song. Though I’ve written 1,900 songs this is one of the few protest songs. But it just seemed due. Remember too that mainstream radio does not play any protest songs ever! That’s part of the music (and arts and media) revolution.

LULLABY (youtube video) :30 long.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnlpvhiZYWQ

This is a Mother Goose Rhyme with a melody I wrote and sang a cappella.

– Tom

Please explore the floors at tomhendricks.us for all my music, art, novels, and much much more. Then join the arts and media revolution ! Thank you! media revolution!


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