Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Pennies for Play vs. Monthly Fee

April 22, 2019

Dear Reader,

Sooner or later a monthly fee for this and that is going to overwhelm the customers.

PENNIES FOR PLAY – part of the music revolution would allow the consumer to mix and match what HE/SHE wants to access – with a penny per play charged to them for every click on content, no matter what website the content is on (not only music, but blogs, videos, art, novels, films, plays, photos, school courses, etc.).

Which would you prefer? Stuck with one site’s limited content, or open to accessing every single thing on the net – AND the artist gets paid – AND there are few middlemen companies in the way.

Tom Hendricks
(Musea since 1992)

The Joni Mitchell Quote

April 6, 2019

Dear Reader,

This Joni Mitchell quote was sent to me by JHC. Mitchell is right and its worse than she thought because ‘they’ are only 3 CEOs, the Big 3 – google it for more.
That’s why the music revolution from Dallas against these 3, and for all the other musicians in the world.

Joni Mitchell:

“I heard someone from the music business saying they are no longer looking for talent, they want people with a certain look and a willingness to cooperate. I thought, that’s interesting, because I believe a total unwillingness to cooperate is what is necessary to be an artist – not for perverse reasons, but to protect your vision. The considerations of a corporation, especially now, have nothing to do with art or music. That’s why I spend my time now painting.”

More Opinion on the Quality of Music

February 8, 2019

This comment from writer, Jerry Coyne,
Thanks to JHC for recommending it to me.

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2019/02/07/yet-another-music-expert-and-critic-says-that-todays-popular-songs-suck/

The tide is turning. Join the Music Revolution.

My First Music Check

February 1, 2019

This excerpt from my music distributor CD Baby, shows you what is being paid to musicians like me, for both downloading and streaming plays.

This is a small section that showed a mix of some downloads
with high pay, and streaming with small parts of a penny – pay.

I had set my limit for $50. So, after many years of mostly penny plays, I reached that amount and they sent me my first check.

> CD Baby sent you a payment!

> The check was to pay you:
> $0.90 for track download of Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog
> Guitar: 2x I Crossed the Muddy River
> $0.90 for track download of Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog
> Guitar: Coffee
> $0.90 for track download of Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog
> Guitar: Amazing Grace
> $0.90 for track download of Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog
> Guitar: The Spanish Melody, Part 1
> $0.90 for track download of Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog
> Guitar: Spanish Melody, Pt. 2
> $0.66 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Amazon MP3-UK > $0.04 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
> $0.01 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
> $0.02 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
> $1.51 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through iTunes-Europe > $0.64 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Google Music
> Store
> $0.01 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Muve Music
> $0.64 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Apple iTunes
> $1.27 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Amazon MP3
> $0.03 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Groove
> $0.04 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
> $0.03 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
> $0.02 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
> $0.01 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
> $0.02 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
> $0.01 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
> $0.64 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Google Music
> Store
> $0.02 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Omnifone
> $0.73 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Omnifone
> $0.90 for track download of Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog
> Guitar: Mr. Tambourine Man
> $0.01 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Beats Music
> $0.06 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Groove
> $0.90 for track download of Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog
> Guitar: Hey Joe
> $0.02 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Slacker Radio > $0.02 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Google Music
> Store
> $0.02 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Google Music
> Store
> $0.04 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Groove
> $0.02 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Groove
> $0.15 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Google Music

5th CD Review by Barry

November 12, 2018

This review is from Barry (don’t know his last name) who won a Musea quiz and got my 5th CD as prize – November 2011.

My 9 CD set is virtually all the same, so his words work for all 150 recorded songs.

I’m currently enjoying your album “5TH”, having been pleasantly surprised by the sheer craft and accessibility of your music. I expected something very different and perhaps not so accessible from the progenitor of “post-band” music, but this is simply a pleasure.

Your voice is open, unaffected, and unfailingly musical, a little similar to my ears to Don McLean

The CD is well designed and produced, and makes a fine presentation to anyone you should wish to impress.

Thank you for your gift to me. Guess I’m ‘wised up”.*

Best Regards,
Barry

*My quizzes have the preface, “I don’t dumb down, so you wise up!” That is what he is referring to.


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