It’s always slow in the music world in the summer, at least for me. Everyone’s out and about and the last thing they want to do is buy sheet music. I guess most people don’t buy CD’s to begin with, but even digital music (MP3) slows down in the summer. Even my piano students like to take off and disappear for a few weeks or even months. So, I’ve not had much to talk about in the blog.
The music workshop I talked about (see earlier post) came and went. I couldn’t get very many people to attend. Apparently, after the fact, everyone who should have told me, now decides to tell me that “oh, you need to start publicity & sign up way back in April.” Thanks for the help then. Not knowing any better, I started publicity in late May. Even with so much advance time, almost 2 months, I still couldn’t get the teens to come. As to the course, everything went quite well. It being a computer music workshop, the potential for technical issues was great. We had none. There were some issues with one person not having installed one of the software titles I required, but the next day they had done so.
Latest activity since May:
All 9 of my CD albums are now available in physical format in addition to mp3 or FLACC format. Check them out at my CD-Baby page.
If you don’t follow me on my SoundCloud page, please do. I’ve posted quite a few short pieces in a variety of styles. And go back and listen to previous tracks.
My Facebook artist page has doubled its number of followers. I’m now up to 7! (It does sound better if I just say that its doubled).
In addition to selling sheet music on my website, I’ve also partnered with Sheet Music Plus digital to sell selected titles on their digital download site. They are my go-to site if I need printed sheet music.
My YouTube channel has a few new tutorial videos about Battery 4 & Reaper as well as an introductory look at the new SampleTank 3.
For those that use GooglePlay, and why not?, I have several singles that are only available there and plan to add more exclusives later this year.
Of course, Spotify, which has an absolutely free version and lets you choose what you want to listen to (unlike Pandora, right?), all 9 of my albums are there. I hope to have a new album or two out later this year.
If you are at all interested in piano lessons from me over the internet, please get in touch via the website, JamesGilbertMusic.com. (I also teach composition, arranging, music software tutoring, etc. on any schedule or frequency you like). Of course, I also continue to teach lessons locally (near Gainesville & Ocala, Florida).
Any suggestions for content here or on YouTube or SoundCloud or what type of music to put on my next album(s), drop me a note.
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