Good Day Everyone!!! So I hooked up with Poze for a minute and everything was good then something went wrong and now I'm rethinking the next 3 years of my musical career... Reverbnation has been great but I pay $20 a month for digital download on places like Itunes and what not and have made $0 for this price I also get almost unlimited space for songs so that everyone can hear what I have made with out buying a thing so again $0 they use to have fair share and a charity program for us that allowed us to offer a way for people to download a song and part would go to the artist and the rest to a charity of our choice and fair share made us money simply by fans checking out the page, I actually made money at these now their gone. So more negitives! I also have an app on android so people can check me out direct from their phones "awesome!" But again that don't help me pay the bill of the service. My favorite thing was I use to have a store as well where i could buy and sell CD's, shirts, hats, mugs and what not which I did make money at, but now thats gone... Poze is great cause I get to be on their online radio station and local tv show, but in the end they just want more and more money, money I don't have... So I'm thinkin it's time for another change one that benifits me more. Over the past 4 years I've offered alot of things for free music and song writing although I loved give myself away I think it is time that ended I start thinking about making money. Curently I don't even have mixing board to record my next 2 albums so yeah... So I'm looking into CD Baby which will give me back my ability to order CD's to sell at shows and it offers me digital distrubution for FREE!!! Then theres Zazzle which gives me back my ability to make shirts, hats and what not for FREE!!! Then I've got youtube for video which is where everyone is anyhow... So first thing first I'm gonna re-release my first album Darkness & Light with 4 bonus tracks Grandma Jane being one of them. Then I'm gonna re-write my self help book A Light in The Darkness with 4 to 5 extra sections in it and see if I can't make it a none for profit thing so I can get funding to get copy's of it and the ability back to re-make the album of the same with 4 to 5 more tracks on it to give away to those in need of it's lessons "I'm really hoping to hook up with NAMI on this one ;) get me some pros on it" And then I'm looking at Band Camp as well, we will see on that one their format is a bit confusing... On top of all that I will still also be releasing my action drama comic style book Interrobang with in the next 2 years. So there you have it let me know what you think... As always Stay Safe Everyone!!!
So I said to hell with it and kept my Reverbnation and got into POZE heres to a better more productive New Year!
Good Day Everyone!!! I'm sad to say that I will be stopping my pro membership with Reverbnation this year due to one big change they made they got rid of our stores making my physical copys of CD's and mech unavalible which pretty much makes the whole pro thing useless to me no CD's means no pay selling anything online is well a waste and I do not have money to waste. So as of January 1 I will be offering all my tracks for free download if there is a song you really like of mine please take a moment to download it cause as of Febuary 1 it my no longer be avalible to listen to on here. Why? Well cause paying for pro membership allowed me more song space and once its gone I say there will be maybe half my work on here. Also getting rid of pro means no more mobile app so those of you that listen to me on your phones will no longer be able to hear all of my work, it also mean I will no longer be featured on sites such as Itunes and other music sites. But I'm happy to say I will be putting that money elsewhere like with Poze where I will be expozed more in my area on Chicago tv stations and on a few online radio stations. I'll still be here on Reverb but I think it is time for a change they have changed and now so may I. So there you have it... Stay Safe Everyone!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
:If you really like my work please read: :Warning the following messages does contain the words: "RAISE MONEY"
We are currently running a kickstarter campaign http://kck.st/OU3XSS to raise money to make a movie based on my album and to rebuild many of the songs on that album with other musicians, but on top of that we are also trying to keep up the finances it takes to do some of the other things we do like "The Reverb Mobile App" "Making Slide Shows & Videos" "Recording & Writing" and somethings we would like to do are "Offer more FREE downloads" "Have are work on ITunes & more" and also "Continue to help others fulfill there dreams" Plain and simple if any of you were doing the same thing I would at least give a $1 yup that's all you have to give $1 just click on this link http://kck.st/OU3XSS and make a pledge of a dollar or more, here's a list of the things you can get with your pledge.
Pledge $1 or more 0 Backers Thank you! We will keep you up to date Estimated Delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $5 or more 1 Backer A BIG THANK YOU!!! with a :D and a personalized email. Estimated Delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more 1 Backer • Limited Reward (49 of 50 remaining) Thank you and a copy of Mike Corey's Darkness & Light Solo Album with a special bonus picture insert signed by photographer Tracey Schock Artist Sam McPeak and Mike Corey with a personal hand written thank you and greeting note by Mike as well (Outside U.S. Shipping & Handling not included) Estimated Delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $50 or more 0 Backers • Limited Reward (50 of 50 remaining) All of the above plus a signed Darkness & Light T-Shirt by Mike Corey & artist Sam McPeak or A Cotton Candy T-Shirt signed by Mike Corey and Producer Angela Lingelbach your choice ;) (Outside U.S. Shipping & Handling not included) Estimated Delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more 0 Backers • Limited Reward (100 of 100 remaining) A signed copy of the CD/DVD of the final project from the director and main cast "When film is finished and released" And your name in the thank you ending credits (Outside U.S. Shipping & Handling not included) Estimated Delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $500 or more 0 Backers • Limited Reward (20 of 20 remaining) A signed copy of the CD/DVD of the final project from the director and main cast "When film is finished and released" plus your product or company name in the beginning of the ending credits (Outside U.S. Shipping & Handling not included) Estimated Delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more 0 Backers • Limited Reward (10 of 10 remaining) A signed copy of the CD/DVD of the final project from the director and main cast plus Supporting Producer credits and a 30 second promo spot of your product and or company in the film it self o yeah and a crazy smile from us :D (Outside U.S. Shipping & Handling not included) Estimated Delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $2,000 or more 0 Backers • Limited Reward (10 of 10 remaining) A signed copy of the CD/DVD of the final project from the director and main cast plus Executive producer credits and (only in the 48 conecting states) a 1 hour performance by mike corey in your home with 20 of your closest friends and family and he will deliver your rewards himself watch the film with you, buy the pizza and do a Q&A (U.S. only) Estimated Delivery: Sep 2013
So I'm wrapping up the finale mix on my first album and waiting for the cover art to be finished this album entitled Darkness & Light reflex back on some of my past leading up to finding recovery, the art work will be done by Dixon's own Sam Mcpeak know more for his Tattoo ink work will now be know for cover art and later on shirt art and I am also releasing a line of shirts based on names of my recovery songs vary soon... On another note I have also entered a contest here on reverbnation but we will get to that more as time goes on... Well it's looking to be a good year here :) Thank you all for your love and support and stay safe ;)
Ok so I have decided that taking a bus to Texas to perform at the 1st Annual Austin Mardi Gras Festival and Conference for Autism Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CT) Cedar Creek, TX Bus ticket Round Trip: $200 Lodging: $120 Your help getting me there priceless ;) So let me know people I'm even willing to give out FREE! copy's of my album Darkness & Light or when it's finished Beginning to Recover
Well I'm invited to perform my song "Hear there voices" for the 1st Annual Austin Mardi Gras Festival and Conference for Autism Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CT) Cedar Creek, TX Funding is low and I live off of ssi so getting down there will be a pain I'm going to start figuring out the budget fully in a bit here, but was thinking if I was to do some speech/performance shows and a few cafe type shows or something inside a small tour from here to Texas maybe the fans could help with part of the cost as I hit up there towns and city's on my why there and this does not only constitute money but if you could throw me some food or even let me park the car in your driveway to pass out for the night lol anything would help or if anyone has any other suggestions please share thanks... Take care everyone ;)
Well this is my first blog so i guess for now i will just say hello welcome to my page glad you checked it out please leave comments and feed back thank you