It’s been now more than one month since my last post and I’ve been preparing new songs. I’d like to thank everyone who has played my songs on Spotify, Rdio, Xbox Music and Muve and especially to those who bought an .mp3 version on iTunes since then as it helps a lot making my new album possible.
Official numbers just come to me 3 months later so I can’t really give an exact picture of how many streams I really need. I created this progress bar based on what I know:
I’ve read a lot of news about how artists can and should try crowdfunding to get the necessary money (unfortunatly this paper thing rules the world) for their next project.
And while the crowdfunding projects that usually make the news are those that went bad or that ended up selling for billions to corporations (*cough* Oculus Rift) , if you check Kickstarter.com you can see there’s a lot of great serious projects getting the necessary monetary help from art patrons from all around the world.
Just take a look at how good the project “Kingdom Come: Deliverance” (videogame) looks for example:
I would like to create a project and tell you about my experience with it. Unfortunatly I can’t. The creation of new projects is limited to artists living in the US, Australia, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand.
So how can I get funded?
Well the simplest and cheapest way (it’s free) to help is to listen to my songs on Spotify. Everyone has already heard from Taylor Swift that Spotify doesn’t exactly pay much per stream (my average payment is something like $0.0018/stream) but the plataform is great, user friendly and you can help by just playing the songs (requires electricity, a computer and an internet connection). So here’s a playlist for you:
Did you hear that?
Then you helped. Thank you very much. Here’s an internet meme for you:
If you are feeling benevolent and wouldn’t mind spending a few dollars you can Buy the .mp3 songs at iTunes too: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id942537647
Check out my “Epic Instrumental Music” playlist on Spotify. Would you recommend me a song I should add?
LINK: Epic Instrumental Music
There is a sound quality problem in the track 2 “A New World” of my new album (out Thursday 20. Nov. 2014).
I’m really sorry for it. As my sincere apologize for the inconvenience everyone can download a corrected version of the track in .mp3. via soundcloud.com or from the dropbox link:
Feel free to share.
I’m participating in this year’s ISC with 3 songs in the instrumental category.
Here’s one of the songs I made to participate:
Wish me luck and don’t forget to “Like” me in Facebook for more info…
Here’s the single “truka-truka” at soundcloud. You can listen to it in services like Spotify or Deezer.
The most important posts on the blog will be translated to Portuguese, Spanish and maybe one more language in the near future.
The idea is to take Blitzwood Music to a bigger audience. I know that you can translate with some internet tools such as Google translator but the results aren’t always perferct.
Here are the links to the new pages: Spanish | Portuguese
I’ve also noticed in wordpress stats that noone is clicking the TuneCore player link, don’t be afraid from it, it is just a flash player that allows you to check 4 musics from my christmas CD. You don’t need to install anything.