Archive for the ‘Pop 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.
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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

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).

3 Reasons For You to Support the Music Revolution

April 10, 2018

3 Reasons to Support the Music Revolution

The music revolution sweeping the country came from Musea zine in Dallas. Here are 3 reasons you should support it and become a part of it.

1. You are a musician that made less than 15K last year (minimum wage), while a very few major stars make that in 2 hours. 1% of musicians make 70% of the money.

2. You are a woman. 3 CEOs control 80% of the music industry – all are men, no women allowed. Time for women to become a part of the music industry and break that glass ceiling!

3. You love good music, but hate current radio, concert prices, media that always praises the same bland musicians, best selling charts that can’t be trusted, online streaming sales that never get to the musician, and that music never changes.

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

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/

Top of Their Field and Favorites

April 8, 2018

Dear Reader,

Through my 25 years, and 200 issues of the arts and media zine Musea (1992-now), I’ve met many excellent musicians, painters, writers, photographers, filmmakers, etc.

Here are some that are personal favorites, but I also think that they are at the top of their field and they deserve world recognition for their achievements.

Gregory K. H. Bryant – art

David McGhee – photography

Sara Niemietz and Snuffy Walden – music

Michael Helsem – writing

Scott Jacob Loehr – music

Ace Backwards – blogging.

Sparrow – poetry.

David Darling – science website, writing.

TYT, The Young Turks – online news.

Tom Hendricks
(editor of Musea)

MAIN Website
tomhendricks.us

The Best!


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