Saturday, 9 November 2019

weekend blog

Well it saturday and in my family its the season of birthdays and christmas all birthdays come in a  3 month span so it shopping and shopping and more shopping. Im sat here wondering if sibelius will load should i stop typing and give it a try as on my system it takes about 20 minutes for everything to load and populate from intial sign in to everything fully loaded.  i have less than 2.5 ghz clock speed and 6 gb memory with a bus speed of 800 mhz so thats it fast as a snail and less intelligent.

Its a wonder I get anything done at all, its good for social media and internet stuff but falls over whenever a musical note comes anywhere near. Just to point out my phone is faster with more memory. 16gb memory on my phone. So my phone is more powerful than my laptop and pc combined. But its not all bad at least I did n't burn my sausages. Pork and apple, well nice, I can eat sausages till they come out my ears. 

When my system does decide to work it barely does the job. But its enough: just. I bought a sound bar to add to my telly. Which is very treble and next to no bass my monitor speakers are a joke I dropped them whilst moving the desk they where on so they don't work properly, internal damage probably. But my star buy are my bluetooth headphones with extra bass I must say these are excellent I use them to mix with.  left and right panning for all my music is optimised for headphones so if you have not tried listening to my music through headphones give it a go you will be pleased im sure. oh and not those stupid ear plugs for mobile phones get a proper headset. 

I would like to arrange a 180 degree sound experience like speakers are supposed to give you but unfortuneatly I can't place the sound where I want along the 180 degree arc. My system is optimised for a headphone experience. Don't get me wrong my music does play on stereo speakers but I have not been able to place the sound at a specific distance along the arc as I would like.

Imagine the conductor leading a work. His sound experience is what I have in mind each section a specific distance along the arc from left to right and specific volumes for each section to mimic distance away from his ear. Even better than that though is to consider an ideally placed audience member and mix for that audience member. With todays surround sound systems it is possible to place speakers at strategic places around the audience to give an immersive sound experience.

Awesome surround sound comes expensive though way outside my budget.

well thats me for now signing off 

bye   
 



 

             

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Othello out now Releasing today across the world

Release early November 




Othello out soon A track inspired by listening to  Eldar Ibramihovic. Love your music Eldar. Keep producing awesome music ! 

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Releasing in 2 days Sci Fi Space Odessy





A little adventure into protools 

Exotics album due out January





The Album takes its name from the first track. For this Album, I created 3 scores in Sibelius and 2 of them I exported then as normal the other I decided to create 2 Ableton tracks with. I used Ableton to create exotic sounds using exactly the same raw material I had to drop a few tracks out of the mix as it was hard to find suitable sounds to fit them. 

There are 2 Sibelius tracks Exotic 6.8 and Exotic Rock. Exotic 1 , 2 ,3 and Flute and Guitar  were created using the Ableton sound library. Exotic 1 uses the same raw material as Exotic 6.8 and Exotic 2  uses the same source material as Exotic Rock. 

There are two other tracks on the album   Both of which are derived from Flute and Guitar (Sibelius score) Exotic 3 and Flute and Guitar (Ableton). Flute and guitar sounds fairly normal as I used equivalent sounds ie Guitars and Winds. All the others (1, 2, 3) use special fx sounds that I found.



Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Introducing SUNKISSED Veronica Fusaro



VERONICA FUSARO

EN Bio


In the quiet remoteness of her home recording studio, Veronica Fusaro developed her characteristic soul pop sound and the bluntness of her songs. Influenced by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Tracy Chapman and Lana Del Rey, Fusaro first stepped into the spotlight in 2016 with her self-produced EP ‘Lost In Thought’ and surprised the Swiss music industry by winning the ‘Demo of the Year’ at the prominent national M4Music Festival. Also awarded ‘Best Talent’ by the national radio station SRF3, she was subsequently nominated for a Swiss Music Award in 2017.

Her second EP ‘ICE COLD’ was released in February 2018 and she performed a single from it entitled ‘Better If I Go’ at the Swiss Music Awards in Zurich and two days later at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Touring ever since, Fusaro’s music has matured and gained her many new admirers along the way. In all, Veronica performed almost 140 shows in 2018, a number that’s not bound to decrease in 2019. On stages large and small, from New Zealand to the UK and back to Switzerland, she has captivated audiences by building sound structures with live multi-instrumental loops, playing with her band or simply by standing at the front edge of the stage playing her songs using just her guitar and affecting voice. Being the support act for Mark Knopfler in the amphitheater in Nîmes, Eagle-Eye Cherry on 11 dates in France, Ibeyi in London, playing Glastonbury 2019 and playing at the opening night of the renomated Baloise Session in Basel, Switzerland, mark only a few of the many highlights of her young career.

Following ‘Lost in Thought’ and ‘ICE COLD’, ‘Sunkissed’ is Fusaro’s third EP. With its sixties soul beat and nods to Dusty Springfield and Adele, the world of ‚Sunkissed’ is a deeper dive into the world of soul music, which very much enhances Veronica’s voice - skillfully balancing between the depth and playfulness of her music: pure, powerful and intimate.

Social Media Links 

https://veronicafusaro.com/
https://www.facebook.com/veronicafusaro
https://twitter.com/fusaroveronica
https://www.instagram.com/veronicafusaro/
https://www.youtube.com/c/VeronicaFusaroOfficial

Music Links


Thursday, 10 October 2019

Wind Trio out soon

releases in 2 days 




comprises flute, oboe, bassoon

Some parts of this are remincent of that epic film starring Richard Drayfuss 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' especially when the bassoon picks up the pace with call and response between all three instruments near the end. So listen out for it when it drops.



Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Susan Moss

Susan owns and manages Moondream Music Group take a look at her website here Moondreams website.








MoonDreams Music is singer/songwriter Susan Moss, whose first release was Carousel Dreams - A Collection of Lullabies, a multi award-winning cd of original, ethereal, dreamy style lullabies on her independent record label, MoonDreams Music Recording Group. Susan wrote all the music on the album, and co-wrote three of the songs with former MoonDreams partner and lyricist Donna Martin. The music was recorded with various session musicians. Carousel Dreams won a Parents' Choice Award as well as iParenting Media and NAPPA awards. It was also reviewed as a parenting pick in Parenting Magazine, and the School Library Journal. Diamond Dreams is MoonDreams Music's second release, a single in the style of soft rock, written by Susan Moss. It was recorded and produced by Dean Bailin, award winning guitarist and producer, who played on the Rupert Holmes 70's hit, The Pina Colada song.


her latest release a new mix of tropical breeze called stoneygate goa beach remix has already taken listeners by storm.

I have to thank Susan for her awesome support of unsigned artists one of my own songs is consistantly ranking high among listeners. Thanks to one of her playlists Awesome work Susan your a God send.

As homage to an artwork I found on her website here is something for you kids to colour in. This is one of my very own works so enjoy colouring Susan.







Wednesday, 18 September 2019

new playlist Submission Form

Over the last hours I have laboured over creating a new submissions process submissions are now via a form


If you wish to submit please use this form  Playlist Submission Form

Monday, 16 September 2019

Introducing Mark J Gidden's Have you Heard?


The brilliant new album by Mark J Gidden! Full of indie goodness, stunning songwriting and edgy guitars. Featuring the acclaimed singles "Best Last Chance', 'Catch Me Out' and 'Caesar'.

Sounding like a particularly English mix of Suede and The Feeling - 'Have You Heard' encapsulates all that is best in British Indie - beautiful guitar melodies added to Mark's distinctive vocal and a killer choruses!


Mark J Gidden is a singer songwriter who has been actively involved writing and recording music since the 90s.

Originally influenced by bands such as Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins and Pixes, Mark fronted Peterborough based band Traveller and won that city's Band of the Year competition in 2001.

Other projects followed, including playing drums for Emery, and as singer / guitarist for North London band Twenty81.

Now based in St Albans, Mark has more recently focussed on solo recordings and live acoustic performances to try out new material.





Saturday, 14 September 2019

introducing Patrick Yeboah

Journey




Patricks first single Journey written and performed by patrick himself is set to take the world by storm. 

His next track is due out next month 

Direct from his youtube channel comes his rendition of Spirit by beyonce




Why not give his Youtube a subscribe? Patrick is a rising star and is going places. Keep up the good work Patrick.


Spirit of the Saints due out 4th october 2019


This track comprises a mix of 2x Bassoon 2x Oboe 2x Flute 2x Clarinet and 1x Horn. I used the noteperformer sound library. 

Give it a listen when it comes out

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Introducing Ezra Tennen - Last Night



Ezra Tennen is tired of the monotonous bland state of pop and is ready to get back to euphoric bops drenched in catchy hooks, candy coated choruses and pure pop escapism.

Ezra has played countless dorm rooms, campus bars, and house parties to a growing audience. These performances have quickly taken on a life of their own, filled with audience participation and emotional engagement, encouraging Ezra to write catchy music inspired by the early works of pop superstars Kesha, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry in order to heighten the experience.

Inspired by pure fun, late nights, best friends, and passionate desire, Ezra’s music is a fantastical non-stop party where the spontaneous urges of youth run wild and free. Ezra Tennen has recently partnered with Hamilton-based independent label Maisonneuve Music to release a series of singles set for release in 2019 and beyond.

For bookings and general inquiries contact: ryanhefford@mgmtrust.ca

Listen to Last Night here  He has been featured on Bandrec's playlist Best of New Hits 2019  and has listeners in across the globe 


Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Marvin Dee Band Reborn

Marvin Dee Band announces new start with ‘ Changes’. On the 6th of October the band will present their brand new studio album ‘Changes’ with a show in PAARD, The Hague.








Marvin Dee Band is starting a brand new chapter and are celebrating this new start with the release of a new album, a grand release show in PAARD, The Hague and a new single ‘Sweetlake City’!


The up and coming art-rock/Americana Marvin Dee Band from Rotterdam, NL, is releasing a new album. The band speaks of a new chapter after a long period of change and growth on a personal and musical level. The new album is therefore called ‘Changes’. The name started out as a working title, after a song that didn’t end up making the final cut, but the name stuck and continuously came out on top as the most suitable title.
The band went through a long period of change and growth, which they are now wrapping up. With a new guitarist, new backing vocalists and a new drummer, Marvin Dee Band is truly reborn. The new album features 11 captivating songs that each reveal a little bit of the band’s story.


The band is starting off their new beginning in PAARD, The Hague on the 6th of October, where they will celebrate the release of the album with a spectacular live show with horns, strings and special guests joining them on stage. For now, the album will only be released on CD and Vinyl, so it will not appear in all the online streaming services just yet. On the 4th of October, the 4th single from the album ‘Sweetlake City’ will be released on all digital platforms.



What? Releaseparty Album CHANGES
Where? PAARD, The Hague on
Sunday October 6th, 2019

Doors? 19:30
Showtime? 20:00

Tickets? €7,50 (early bird), €12,50 (regular)




coming events 





Sunday, 25 August 2019

A selection of Curated Playlists from Musical Artizan

 

Featured Artists Rachel LafondEldar Ibramihovic, Lionel Scardino

why not join them ??

why not submit via my contact form 




Musical Artizan MEETS ....

 

This playlist is a special playlist featuring just 5 composers Musical Artizan, Eldar Ibrahimovic,

All these composers produce classical music. In order to qualify for this playlist you will need to be able to produce music in a similar quality work and style.

why not submit via my contact form 






The Flute and Guitar playlist


This playlist features either flute, guitar or both.  Have a listen and submit if you believe you have the requiste material. 

why not submit via my contact form 




Saturday, 17 August 2019

NEW MUSIC MISSED BEATS (LUTE) OUT SOON


NEW MUSIC OUT 

6TH SEPTEMBER 




I WROTE THIS AS PART OF THE VIDEO GAME MUSIC ACADEMY CHALLENGES !!




Thursday, 8 August 2019

David Sweetlow Release The Times We Live in.

David Sweetlow




David SweetLow is an English singer/songwriter and producer now based in Sapporo, Japan. He plays his music live around the world but mostly in Japan, Spain and the UK. 

David has worked with many of the great producers in the UK and the USA and has had 2 chart topping successes in the UK and Europe as a member of the bands “Tonight” and “Yen”.

He has written songs for Cliff Richard and worked with Gary Numan, Alan Tarney, Andy Hill and Gary Langan from “The Art Of Noise” and many more.

He has been signed as an artist to “WEA Records” Polydor Records” IRS Records, Miles Copeland’s record label and “Akashic Records” in Japan. 

His music is based around the acoustic guitar and is influenced by Americana/Country/Folk and singer-songwriter genres. All his work is self produced.


David's listeners are truely Global.  

At heart David is an Essex boy having lived in America, Spain and now Japan.

His top listeners are found in the United States, Italy, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

His latest release is The Times We Live in. Released August 1st.




If You want to purchase his music here is the Purchase link

Follow his Youtube channel here

His next Gig is on 11th August

 Click here for more info 

for directions view on google maps here


click here for his next gig 17 August

Here are the Spotify links for his artist profile and his latest release.




Here are some of the playlists he can be discovered on




Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Top performing playlists for top 5 songs

Unyeilding

3.7k streams
281 listeners






top performing playlists

top of the table is susan moss followed by line munch petersen




second comes Reverie
1.8k streams
37 listeners




top performing playlist is wandering songs

1.8k streams
37 listeners






next comes Harpies


1.4k streams
120 listeners






top performing playlists are all with approaching 1000+- streams and less than 50+- listeners






next comes Infinity with 500+- streams and 50+- listeners




top performing playlist





finally in my top 5 is



top performing playlist is


Well that concludes my top 5 songs

Interesting to note that everyone has playlists which perform well and ones that don't do so well!

How much involvement does everyone expect or give? Whilst people can readily BUY streams listeners etc. It's not about mere stats for me I enjoy the journey and the fellowship with other playlisters curators and other professionals.

Ok so I'm not rich or even well off and I don't care but it would be nice to have some new kit and maybe a foreign holiday now and then.

I'd also like to be able to afford my own bus fare instead of relying on family.

Ok bye then it time for slimming world !!