Some Tunes

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A New World

I know, sounds like a Disney song or something, but it really is a whole new world for a songwriter from 30 years ago. Not just the new musical avenues, but also ways to gather information, make contacts, learn and get exposure. So, I'm reading and researching. Here's a couple places I've found on the web and am looking into.

First is SongRamp which is a songwriter community for listening and getting feedback. I haven't submitted anything yet as I'm still getting my studio things together, but my plan is to do so by the end of the year.

A second avenue I'm exited about as far as getting good industry response from as well as possible publishing exposure is Taxi. Taxi is for songwriters as well as performing artists and as I said, appears to be a good place to start without having to move back to LA or to Nashville. We'll see, but after some research, again I think its a good place to start.

I'm a list kind of a person. If I don't have it on a list, I don't usually get it done. So, included on my list of to-do items is joining these services and when I plan to do so (as well as look into other opportunities, communities, etc.). I'm also in the process of learning (in the new world) how to get my music files on either my website, blog, Facebook, Myspace, etc. So far, I've found a free service in Facebook called DivShare that works at least for Facebook.

By the way, if you read this and have any better ideas, suggestions or comments on what I mention, I'd love to hear it. Feel free to comment or email me through this blog. I know there's a lot more out there and for right now, when I find something I take some time to sign up or at least check it out. I can only handle one at a time, then I hit overload - I'm old and a blew out a lot of my brain cells years ago.


  1. Facebook is good in general for promoting things. I was surprised to see my Pages taking off in various ways. I don't have a MySpace account, so I couldn't say about that. What about YouTube? That's supposed to be an excellent spot to get found. I saw a new thing that was sort of like YouTube, but I don't know what its popularity is.

  2. P.S. Are you doing a web site? If so, let me know where it is. If not, maybe I could put a few things on a page of my site. I'm learning more all the time about "getting found."

  3. Thanks for the input. I'm going to get some help this week on a MySpace that is aimed at posting music. We'll see. I did learn how to post MP3 tunes on FaceBook, so I'll have to play with the two and see what makes sense.

    I have a website set aside and am just waiting to have some demos before I get it in place. It will be I think it would be great to put some things on your site too if that makes sense to you. Thanks a bunch.

  4. Facebook doesn't offer musicians a way to showcase their music. Myspace allows musicians only ten mp3's. I've had success with EZ Folk, Soundclick, and Macjams. Folk Alley allows a lot of mp3 space, but I've never gotten much feedback.