All posts tagged "Downloads"

How much do music artists earn?


Would you believe for an artist to earn minimum wage, he or she must have: Over 12,000 CD downloads via iTunes or Napster, or 1161 CDs sold via retail, or 155 CDs sold via CD Baby, or 143 self-pressed CDs sold via their own ‘outlets.’ This according to InformationIsBeautiful.net, who has the data and a corroborating graphic to illustrate the situation. HT:  Dave @ Radaradio.net


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Jennie Riddle streams, downloads


Jennie Riddle (Revelation Song) has several free chord charts for songs focusing on serving the poor. They are posted on her site with audio downloads you can stream for free or purchase (links below). For $8, the entire Come to Make Things Right album is a great deal. Come to Make Things Right Broken World Glory Fall Visit Jennie’s MySpace page here.


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New anthem available


I am thrilled to offer a new anthem for SATB chorus, string orchestra, and organ for Harmony of Heart presentations. Is Not This the Fast That I Choose? is a stately choral anthem is based on Isaiah 58:6-12 and clearly states God’s command for good works to accompany our worship and professions of faith. The use of this for Harmony of Hearts events is graciously donated by John Robert Sall, the composer and arranger, and Director of Music for Abington Presbyterian Church in Abington, PA. To preview free samples, go here to download. Would your church be interested in debuting this for us in your area? If you like it and provide me with a date for your presentation, I’ll send the complete set of scores free (which is what we do here at HofH). Let me know…


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NoiseTrade (fair trade music)


If you’re not yet familiar with NoiseTrade, a free on-line distribution site for musicians, you should be. There is great music available for download in exchange for either a) the email addresses of five friends or 2) an amount you choose to pay. From the site ‘About’ page: “A great record is its own best marketing tool,” says Derek Webb, singer/songwriter and Co-Founder of NoiseTrade. “All the marketing dollars in the world can’t accomplish what one great record can, especially if it’s set free to roam around and connect with the right people.” In 2006 Webb gave away his ‘Mockingbird’ record for free online, asking in return for a little information (name, email address, and postal code), and as part of the process, for fans to invite their friends to download as well. Including Webb (a sometimes collaborator with Caedmon’s Call) and his wife Sarah McCracken, NoiseTrade has music by Cindy Morgan, Indelible Grace, Covenant Life Church, Jill Phillips, and a ton of other indie/unsigned artists in the acoustic/Americana music vein. And as an artist, you can now sign in and upload for free. Worth checking out here.


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NRB Songwriters showcase


Under the Radar radio hosted a delightful (if under attended) coffeehouse-style songwriter’s showcase Sunday night at NRB 2009, “highlighting some of the best undiscovered and under-appreciated music from Christian musicians.” (Fuzzy photos courtesy of my Centro phone) Ginny Owens opened with a sweet but short four-song set, closing with her signature song “If You Want Me To.”  She can hold a crowd’s attention all on her own with her unique insights and beautiful melodies. Jeremy and Jennifer Deibler led a reconstituted FFH through a strong set, providing insights from their recent sojourn in Africa and health difficulties Jeremy has been facing.  Highlight was the first song Jeremy wrote on guitar – “One of These Days.” Randall Goodgame brought his high tenor and folk/blues sensibilities to close the evening ably.  Despite reoccurring monitor difficulties, he delivered an energetic and varied set, including the new “Bluebird.” Besides Under the Radar the evening was sponsored by the Mocha Club, which challenged us to contribute $7 a month (cost of 2 mochas, presumably) to a relief or development project on their website.  Clever idea, and one that is sponsored by a variety of artists. You can download the UTR program at their website or on iTunes. Overall, it was an enjoyable evening of insightful music that can benefit the poor. May their number increase.


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