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FREE Music and local musicians wanted!

Firstly, I do not normally bother much with my music, putting it on sale or free, nor do I try to promote it. I create music for fun and hope someone finds enjoyment out of it. However, recent events have made me decide to give away my music to promote it a little. All of my music here has been marked to FREE, however, it should be noted that I can only give away 200 free downloads a month. This is the site policy, not mine. I suppose they do it to keep dumbass freeloaders from downloading every free song they can find. Anyway, the music is free until the 200 free download limit is reached or one week has passed.

As for the events that led to this, I have been scouted by a large booking agency. They want to give me local gigs. While I could do the songs solo and put more money in my pocket, I am old school and just cannot see doing this without some real people up there, sharing the experience with me. At any rate, I am currently working on my 3rd novel, so am already committed for the next 6 months(maybe less) but that just means there will be more time to practice, compose, and be ready when the time comes. So if you are interested in doing some live shows in the Houston area to start( National tour if we draw enough people), then use the contact page . I am looking for everything except lead vocals(Obviously, that is what I do). I have a decent twitter fan base to get us the exposure we need, so give my music a listen and if it seems like stuff you can and want to do(Hint: Listen to more than one song, I am not stuck into just one genre. I do EDM, Chill and Rock. Most songs have some rock influences and that is where my music roots lay.), contact me.:)

Gots to git! Have a rockin’ day ALL!!!

Axe

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Free Music

Today ONLY! ALL songs from my newest cd are free, including my newest release. (Limited to 200 Downloads, Bandcamp’s cap, not mine)http://tinyurl.com/nybyvd2 Have an awesome 4th of July!

Axe

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Foreign Soil(Music)

While I may avoid discussing politics and religion in general, on this blog or anywhere, for that matter. I do not do the same for my music. This new song is no exception. It is a dance/edm song. For your convenience, I have posted the lyrics below the player. 🙂 Enjoy!

 

Opening-
Why must we, police this world?
Tell me now, is it really worth it?
Yeah awww

1st verse(repeated twice)-
How many children must die?
How many men need riches?

2nd verse(part spoken,part sung)-
Why can’t we, just live in harmony?
Harmony is beautiful.
When will we, begin to see?
The big picture, before our eyes.
Singing part-
There is only one solution.
Rise up, rise up, rise up, before we all die.
Now you know… what you going to do?

3rd section-

Oh yeah and whoo-ohh yeah blended
No oh, sung two different ways blended
No More and Stop it blended
Stop it yeah-ahh

Stop stop,(pause) stop, stop killing.(sung 3 times in different ways)

Ending-

Blended: Get out, get out, get out and ohhhhhhh and Now

Last line-Get out of foreign soil

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About the Music Part 2

As I stated in my original post, I have been strongly considering not posting any more music up to the web. My soundcloud account has run out of FREE space and the time it takes to create and share the music, just takes too much time if nobody is supporting it. Basically it becomes a complete waste of time without any support. From the feedback I received, I noticed that a number of people thought the only way to support a musician was by purchasing their music. That is hardly the case and not what I was trying to get across. So let me make this perfectly clear for future reference. There are many ways to support a band/artist. Of course you can buy the music, but you can also share a link to it, or even just tell your friends. You can also show your support by following them on various sites.

At any rate, a funny thing seemed to happen, after I posted my last song to Soundcloud. I started gaining more followers. While at the same time people who rarely RT’ed my music posts, pretty much stopped. With all this conflicting information, I am left at a loss, as to where to go.

I decided, the most simple way to find out is to add new songs to Reverbnation and Bandcamp only, thus watching the plays at those sites and how much sharing is going on, should provide me with all the information I need, in order to decide if sharing music is something to continue with or not.

However, I will be deleting my Fb band page and Soundcloud account, merely for the fact that they have proven useful in no way what-so-ever. If you are a band I connected with on FB or Soundcloud, you are welcome to instead connect on Reverbnation,  or Bandcamp.

Guess we will just have to play it by ear. 😉 

Axe

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About the Music…

My announcement of the new digital album “New Times” showed me a number of things. Firstly, I already knew that the last song Slipping By would use most of my remaining space at Soundcloud, which meant quite simply, if the album sales did not do well, then there would be no money for a space upgrade at Sound cloud. It was my hope, that in supporting other Musicians on Twitter, that they would return the favor and RT my album announcement. This did not happen. Therefore, there will no space upgrade to the Soundcloud account. I may post a few teasers for next year’s album…if I even decide to pursue that.

You can only bang your head against the wall so many times before you start to bleed. I have come to that point. I cannot and will not continue to explain or justify any more music related purchases of apps or equipment, when there is no return on the investment. I can always justify to myself creating the music because I love to do it, but I cannot justify more burden on my wife, when nobody is willing to support the musical work. Sorry, I love my wife too much to do that.

Now whether I even bother with posting any more songs to Bandcamp(or Reverbnation) is an entirely different matter, and I suppose it is one, that the fans will ultimately decide. You see, I can continue creating music and fulfill my desire to create. I do not HAVE to share them with anyone in order to satisfy that desire. Thus ,it really is up to the fans on whether I share. If they show a desire and willingness to support me, and any future music I create, then I will decide to share the music. If they don’t, I won’t.

It is not all about the money, it is also about desire. The money is a pittance at best. I mean really, selling songs for $.50 literally nets me a quarter per song, after Bandcamp’s take and taxes. So obviously that is not important. What IS important is that fans show a real desire to support what I am creating. If the support does not exist, then the desire to share, will not either. It is simply how life works. I am a real person who has feelings and like anyone else, when I feel my time is being wasted on something, I move on.

You, my friends, followers, fans, readers, and fellow musicians will decide the fate of my music, not I. That reminds me of a quote I heard someone say on a TV show. The quote goes something like this… “Given the choice and opportunity, people will ALWAYS choose to do the stupid and selfish thing, every time.” I hope that all of you prove that quote wrong. But, in the end, the choice is yours to make. It affects you more than me, because I will still be able to create, YOU just won’t be able to hear it.

Axe

 

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