Archive for the ‘Postism 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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Cannot support KERA / Texas Standard

April 19, 2018

KERA,

Cannot support you during your pledge drive because KERA / Texas Standard will not support the innovative music scene in Dallas whose progressive music ideas are sweeping the country.

My 25 year old Dallas zine, will encourage our readers not to support KERA for this reason.

Tom Hendricks
(musician, painter, writer, and editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website
tomhendricks.us

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!

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/

My 1,900th Song – Youtube

April 8, 2018

March 19th, I wrote my 1,900th song titled “I Was There”

This turned out to be a very short, crisp, almost baroque, guitar instrumental. Simple as can be and less than one minute long.

There are two short different passages, the first then the middle and a repeat of the first

Take a listen on this short Youtube video.

(NOTE: it’s easier to record it first, then film it. Can’t do both and get a good version!)

For everything else on ALL THE FLOORS see the website tomhendricks.us and EXPLORE THE ROOMS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-24biMq9vrM

Tom Hendricks


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