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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/

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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

My Happy Birthday Song

November 24, 2017

Dear Musea Readers,

Just released a short short youtube video where I play my Birthday Song. See it here, and add your comments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udBT8n_WsAE

MY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG
There was some scandal and a lawsuit declaring that “Happy Birthday to You” was NOT in the public domain. Judge said it was. So for now it is. But never mind, I’ve written a birthday song, and I’m putting it in the public domain right from the start. That means anyone can use it for any reason they want.
Here are the lyrics. I’ve written two sets of lyrics. The first is the 2 verse version, the second is a shorter version. Choose whichever you like or any combination of lines you like. The music is only 4 notes in a row, C,D,E,F. so it should be in anyone’s range.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Full Version. (See Blog for Sheet Music to this.) 1.
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!
May all your wishes come true.
Happy Birthday, Dear Dear (Your Name).
Happy Birthday to you!
2.
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!
Blow out the candles, do!
Happy Birthday, Dear Dear (Your Name).
Happy Birthday to you!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Simple Version.
1.
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, Dear Dear (Your Name).
Happy Birthday to you!

For everything else see the BIG website at tomhendricks.us

TeXas Video Showdown and KERA

October 24, 2017

Musea Readers know that I have my problems with both NPR and local stations KERA and KXT for their lack of support for artists.

So I was surprised, when googling my name to find this posted in April of 2015 on the KERA Art and Seek site.

I had sent them a story and link feeling that they would never do anything about it.

Take a look, and know that the TeXas Video Showdown, worst video ever made… on purpose, is still going strong with thousands of hits.

When you go to the link, note that there is a place to add comments. Please do if you would like to support the cause.

Now when I criticize their coverage I have to change, “never covered” to” that one time!”

http://artandseek.org/calendar/event/70571/texas-video-showdown

Spotify Office Mansions

September 30, 2017

Dear Reader,

Spotify is not in it for the artist. That becomes crystal clear when you see their Ivory Tower Offices.

They are not there to pay musicians. They are there to make profit off musicians.
That is legal to do, but musicians need a site that caters to them, not exploits them.
This link let’s you visit the Spotify skyscraper mansions where they pay about 1 million a month in rent.

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/09/26/spotify-33-million-world-trade-center/

Here is our option to all this:
There is a way to get fair online compensation for every musician (and every writers, filmmaker, painter, etc.)

Pay for Play. Set up an online pay for play service where clicking on a webpage pays a penny or so to access the work of the artist, musician, writer, filmmaker, architect, dancer, photographer, journalist, etc. This simple step eliminates the entire layer of corporate middlemen, allows any artist of any kind to get compensation, and allows independent media to be free of any ads or sponsors.

When we devise a site for artists, and not the streaming platforms, then things change. https://musea.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/revolution-in-arts-recommendations/

For everything, tomhendricks.us


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