Have you used Sound Reef? It's a licensing service from the UK that plays your music in countries around the world (except the US and Canada since your ASCAP and BMI cover those areas). I've gotten some songs played and received some good royalties from the past couple of years. The songs that I've submitted that got the most play were upbeat, feel good sounding R&B / Soul tracks. I recommend signing up and submitting some tracks, both instrumental and with vocals. Let me know if you have any questions. This is my referral link:
Once you sign up, you can send your referral link to any other artists and producers you know and get paid for it too.
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It's interesting how millions of people will follow a popular artist and still not know what that artist is really about. The name usually gives an idea but can nearly break the surface. With so many religions and philosophies in the world it can be a challenge to know what your favorite artist follows spiritually - unless they just come out and say it. Why does this matter? Because music is spiritual and whatever spiritual being influences an artist can also influence their listeners. So let me break it down for you so can see where my influence comes from. This is what TDG stands for as a name and as a lifestyle that anyone can choose to live.
True: Someone who is not a fake or putting on an act, but real. Someone who speaks the truth in love to everyone whether they be friends or haters.
Disciple: Someone who constantly learns and follows someone or something. A student of...
(of)God: Yeshua, the Messiah, aka Jesus Christ. He is the One who came to this earth to show true unconditional love by living in perfect obedience and dying on the cross as the complete sacrifice for the sins of ALL mankind. He even died for those that hate Him. Not only did he die for us but He rose again with all power to prove He is God and to give everyone an opportunity to accept His gift of eternal life.
Look around at the events happening in the world and you will see we're in the end times. Every year the world is getting worse. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Many people are being tricked by false teachers in media to speak death upon their lives, especially through music. Christ is coming back soon. He loves us all but He will only take back with Him those who truly love Him. If Christ looked at your life today, would He say you love Him? If not, and you know you want to make a change, pray and ask Christ to forgive you for your mistakes and come into your life. From then on, read the Holy Bible starting in the 4 Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John). Learn about the life of Christ as much as possible. Jesus said the two most important commandments are to love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as you love yourself. By doing this we can fulfill all He tells us to do - love. This world is missing love. Through Christ you can help bring it back. Be a True Disciple of God and follow Christ in all your ways. He has made a change in my life for the better. He helps me live life to the fullest! He has your best interest in mind and wants to do the same for you. Will you let Him?
Remember, it's not about what you do, it's about He's done and what He can do (through you).