Hey Fans- Thanks so much for the awesome messages and comments - Just wanted to let you know whats happening lately - Firstly- Thanks to those who wrote me and told me how much they love my newest Track "Cock your Guns" and yes, it will be on the new album !
I'm currently working on a Rythym Track for another new track which will also be on the new album- havnt named it yet - work in progress....but it has a slightly Funky/Rock Vibe to it which I sure you're going to love.
Now for the slightly bad news...my work on the new album and release date will be delayed for un known period due to some personal health issues that will require Surgery in the upcoming near future - plus whatever recovery time that may also take .... so please bear with me regarding any new posts and especially reponses to comments/ messages - Just wanted to ensure you guys know that I am definately not ignoring anyone - but trying to juggle social media ,music, fan mail and everything in between -while trying to also rest up for this surgery soon - Wanted to also say Thank you to the entertainment agencies who left me messages regarding Gig offers - much appreciated - but under the circumstances will have to reconsider at a later date perhaps - but a huge Thanks for the compliments on my playing /Music !!!
So I hope you all had an Awesome Summer - and for those heading back to University or back to the grind of the 9-5 shit , just keep the music Rock'in in your head and your day will fly by !!!
Thank you all for such being such F*cking Awesome fans/friends - Keep Rock'in !!!!!
Ive had a number of people asking me if "Cock Your Guns" will be on my Next album - and Yes it definately will - I recently had the song Mastered -so its ready to go on the CD . So for those who were interested - Yes - the Full version of the song will be on the next album .
Hey Guys have had a few people ask me lately how progress on the new Album is coming - having a lot of fun with it - and the last stages of course will be mastering the tracks and deciding which tracks will actually go on the album .
I will be establshing an I Tunes Pre-Order purchase link to give loyal fans first crack at getting it before it goes Live on I-Tunes . I cant state a specific release date just yet ...but will be sometime this fall ...so please be patient and ill keep you Guys Posted when the Pre-sale is about to be launched . Will also be advertising the new album on major music magazine websites (Rolling Stone, Vh1. Billboard, etc) So stay tuned over the next few months !
Hey Guys- A New music Store "Apple Musix" is launching next week - June 30th -Ive added my music to this store as well as it Premiers its Grand opening. - Apple Music will be supported by its very own online Radio Station as well . (See Below)
Apple Music – A streaming service with extra benefits
Beats 1 – Apple’s first-ever live radio station is dedicated entirely to music and music culture. It’s a 24/7 listening experience, programmed by some of the world’s finest radio DJs and will be broadcast live to over 100 countries.
I am very Glad to be a Part of Apples New Store opening - Go by and check them out starting June 30 !
This one came about as I was noodling away on my guitar yesterday - and one of my guitar Heroes growing up was of course The great Jimi Hendrix - Jimi was well known for his kick-ass Rock- but he also created a lot of very beautiful songs that were more mellow in nature ....so I had Jimi in mind when I Created this one - and although its very simple in nature - as I played and listened to it - for me personally its very relaxing and allows you to free your mind if you just close your eyes -lay back , listen to it .and allow your spirit to absorb the emotion behind it - its not a sad song- but one about Peace and how peace will prevail over war .Like watching a calming Brooke of water just gently flowing by ..At least this is what I envisioned when I created this one .
Glad to finalize Distribution of my music with 8 tracks Internet Radio today - 8tracks internet radio is the best place for people who care about music to make and discover playlists. Listeners can tune into 2 million+ playlists lovingly curated by people around the world. Nearly 8 million monthly listeners enjoy highly specific, relevant programming -- spanning every imaginable style, activity or mood -- and an unmatched opportunity for music discovery, with less repetition and a uniquely human touch. Artists and brands, in turn, gain exposure to an audience that's both musically adventurous and culturally influential. Be sure to check them Out ! ....http://8tracks.com/
I wasnt planning on ever posting this Track as its something very personal to me I composed for a very Close Buddy of mine a few days after I had found out from his Ex-Girlfriend that he had passed away . I just composed this one day as I was thinking about all the great times we had over the years .
We used to hang out a hell of a lot back in the early 90's, hit the strip clubs, drink beer, hang out with his girlfriend drinking a few beers and listening to Soundgarten - I even volunteered to be his first Body Piercing Guinea Pig (as he was planning on opening up his shop in a few months at that time.
The sad part is because of crazy work schedules and other factors- we kinda lost touch with eachother and it wasnt until a few years back I found out he passed away -so I composed this little track one day as I was quite upset I never had the opportunity to keep in touch or say goodbye to this awesome buddy of mine.who was like a Brother.
if you like the song -please buy the track as part of the proceeds will go to the Fender Music Foundation to help kids in develop their love of playing music - The Fender Music Foundation is a music charity funded by people who want to strengthen the state of music education, people who believe music is an integral part of society and want to make music more accessible to everyone.
The donations we receive allow us to provide instruments to school music classrooms, after school programs and music therapy programs. We select programs that are in-need, ongoing, sustainable and give more people the opportunity to make music.
Our overhead expenses are covered by sales revenue, including authentic celebrity music memorabilia. Our program expenses are covered by donations large and small.
The Foundation was founded in 2005 by Larry Thomas when he retired as CEO of Guitar Center, now as CEO of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, we continue to give more people of all ages the chance to create, experience, and enjoy everything music has to offer.
- See more at: http://www.fendermusicfoundation.org/#sthash.n90VE96Z.dpuf
This was Jay's obituary and I know he would have loved this tribute to him going to a great cause ! - http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/passage-details/id-112952/
A very Sad today for Blues fans,Guitarists around the world- The Death of BB King -A true Blues Legend- and a very Humble man who seemed very Down to Earth and approachable.
Id like to Post a few links to Honour him and hope you'll check them out to remember this great man /Legend and Blues Guitarist for Blues laid the foundation of Rock N'Roll ! https://youtu.be/OzGOg5cYW5w https://youtu.be/EGsvAMRFivo https://youtu.be/L-5M1_DKvb0
To Fellow Tunecore Artists -update regarding Tunecores transition /merger with "Believe Digital" TuneCore Combines Forces with Believe Digital to Further Drive Independent Artists’ Success Dear TuneCore Artist, Since the beginning of TuneCore, our number one objective every day has been to help independent artists like you succeed. Standing with you at the crossroads between the creation of music and that moment when you share it with the world, is a privilege we take very seriously. Today, in that same spirit of our journey together, I want to share with you some exciting news: TuneCore is joining with Believe Digital, the leading fully independent digital distributor and services provider for artists & labels worldwide to expand the ways we can define success together. TuneCore will continue to offer the same music distribution, publishing administration and artist services you have come to rely on. The company will be run by the same folks who have worked with you over the past few years and will continue to deliver the same great value that has kept you in the TuneCore family. What makes this partnership so thrilling for all of us at TuneCore is how it will enable us to expand our offerings for you. Believe Digital has built an amazing independent music story over the last 10 years with the same core values as TuneCore. Artists maintain control and ownership of their work, while taking advantage of Believe’s many services. Believe can provide label & international campaign management, trade & online digital marketing services, video management & distribution and synchronization, as well as their own in-house independent record label, Believe Recordings UK. Believe expands the international reach for TuneCore artists’ music globally, with offices in 29 countries and a staff of over 250 music industry and digital marketing experts in offices in Europe, Asia, India, Brazil, Moscow, Scandinavia and beyond. Together, TuneCore and Believe Digital will provide the most powerful solution for independent artists worldwide to reach fans, sell music, increase revenue and advance their career. Artists like yourself will continue to have full control over which products and services you choose to fit your individual needs. TuneCore and Believe Digital bring you amazing opportunities: TuneCore worldwide distribution and feature opportunities with iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other key digital partners. TuneCore worldwide revenue collection. You keep 100% of your sales revenue and rights. TuneCore worldwide royalty collection with Music Publishing Administration. We’ll register, license and pitch your songs in over 60 countries. TuneCore & Believe global support with offices in key markets worldwide. Believe’s experienced team of label and channel managers who provide best-in-class label services to meet artists’ needs. Artist services and products to meet the needs of musician-entrepreneurs. Check out our latest service that helps you market yourself via music-related domains. Detailed reporting and knowledgeable customer service to help you manage and grow your business. Our commitment to your music, your goals and to you as an independent artist is stronger than ever. The means to achieve your goals just got even better. Thank you for being one of the creative people who makes and shares your music, and thank you for allowing us to play a role in your success. Sincerely, Scott Ackerman CEO TuneCore
You’ve probably heard a lot of talk recently about a newly launched music streaming service called TIDAL, which offers: * high-fidelity sound quality (yes, hi-fi streaming) * high-def music videos, and… * curated editorial content Oh, and it’s also partially owed by Jay Z, who threw a launch party for TIDAL with appearances by Madonna, Alicia Keys, Kanye, and lots of other big names. Subscribers can access TIDAL’s catalog in high-fidelity for $19.99/month. There’s also a $9.99/month tier for subscribers who don’t need the high-quality audio. My albums were originally delivered to Wimp music - and Wimp has now been aquired and replaced with "TIDAL" . As all of my previous MP3's were recorded in Hi-Def 320 Kbps audio - These tracks have been added to Tidals Store .