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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:

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Crowdfunding

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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:

I am a generous God

 

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

 

 

I made a single too

After the Christmas album as my first test I’ve started composing a few songs of my own and in quite a variety of genres.I have created from simple piano melodies to movie trailers music.

I’m saving them for now as “exclusives” as it is my intention to license some of them to some videogame, advertising or TVshow. If  I don’t find anyone interested I’ll then place them online in iTunes, Spotify but always trying to get the music in some practical use.

For now and have published a disco/dance song as a single. It is online since 1st of March and for now I’m getting a few Likes in Facebook from Mexico (muchas gracias). It is a bit crazy and completely diferent from the Christmas songs (instead more Carnaval). You can check it for FREE in Spotify.  Buy it on iTunes or stream it at Deezer and like this you will be contributing that I keep composing too.

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Look for Blitzwood at:SpotifyI appreciate your help.