Category Archives: Music

Gaining 1000 Fans In 50 Days: UPDATE

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Howdy folks! I’ve been working on connecting with more people via SoundCloud! Check out my last post to see the challenge I set out to complete which will hopefully help me gain 1000 new fans in 50 days, and 17,300 in a year. It can work for you too.

So far I’ve sent out about 70 genuine messages and listened to tons of tracks from great artists on SoundCloud. My goal is to connect with these artists and give them feedback on their music.

So far, the response has been quite good, I’ve increased my followers on SoundCloud by about 30.

I’ve been getting a lot of plays and comments on my SoundCloud page as well, which is really awesome!

Keep checking back to find out more about how this venture is going!

Brandon

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Gaining 1000 New Fans In 50 Days

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Howdy all you crazy diamonds! Hope everyone’s doing great. Besides listening to excessive amounts of Pink Floyd, recently I’ve been working on this cool project that will help me grow my fan base as a musician, and it can help you too!

Over the next several blog posts, I’ll be sharing my progress and giving you all helpful tips, so be sure to subscribe to my blog and check back frequently!

I encourage you to join in on this challenge with me, and let me know how you’re doing and if you need any tips.

Here’s the basic run down of what my goals are:

-1000 SoundCloud Followers
(currently 161)

-1000 Twitter Followers
(currently 503)

-At least 500 plays on each of my SoundCloud tracks

I plan to have this all hopefully completed by July 1st 2012.

What I plan to do to achieve this goal:

-Connect with 20 new SoundCloud users each day, listen to one or two of their tracks, post a genuine comment and send them a private message introducing myself.

The key here is that these must be genuine messages and comments, no spamming.

-Follow 10 new twitter users who I believe would be interested in my music each day, and message each one who follows back, introducing myself.

I encourage you to join in on this challenge with me, even if it takes you longer or shorter than July 1st. It’ll be a fun experience as we grow our fan bases and strive to achieve success. Happy dream chasing!

My SoundCloud: SatellitesAndStars On SoundCloud

What I’ve Been Up To Lately

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Howdy there everyone! I haven’t posted a new post in a while! I do apologize to my readers for that, I’ve been incredibly busy for the past few days and weeks.

The weather here in Toronto has been beautiful! It’s been very warm and sunny, and today it looks like we’ll get some much needed rain. The leaves are starting to return, the grass is turning green again, it’s beautiful!

Also, I recently finished recording a brand new album! It’s called Alexis Drive, and will be out on May 3rd 2012. It’s got a great rock feel, and I’m sure people will really enjoy it.

Even though the album doesn’t come out until May, if you want to be one of the lucky tomatoes who gets to hear it first, email me at br9austin@yahoo.ca and I’ll send you a link!

Here’s the title track from the album, it’s called “Drive”:

A Treat For You All!

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Hey everybody, check out this really great song I found while surfing around on the Ultimate Guitar forums. It’s really stunning and beautiful. Love it!

It’s done by two artists who call themselves Ditty and Mark. Here’s a short snapshot of their bio:

All music & lyrics written by Aditi Veena & Mark Aranha

♡ Ditty has curly hair, a pretty voice and collects matchboxes
★ Mark has a talent for tongue tricks, loves guitars, and can cook a mean steak ♫ Together, they make music

We would love it if you could share the music, tell us what you think or contact us to donate matchboxes!

Keep an eye on Ditty and Mark, I expect to hear great things from them!

Something’s Missing

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For the past several months, I’ve been busy writing and recording for a new album I’ve been working on entitled Alexis Drive.

A big part of the album’s concept revolves around that “Something’s Missing” feeling.

That feeling where everything should be okay, but you’re not alright and you don’t know why.

Check out and download this free song off the new album, this song’s called “Sons And Daughters”.

Stop And Smell The Roses

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As an artist/musician, it’s easy to get caught up and pour hours into a project. While this is good, it’s important to remember a few things.

First off, why did you start making music or art? Chances are it was because you enjoyed it. If you’re feeling overly stressed out, you’re probably not having a great time. It’s okay to be stressed out, but if it reaches the point where you can’t express yourself efficiently, it’s a problem.

A good thing to do is take a break and go back to the basics. In the middle of recording an album or working on a new art collection, go ahead and write a few songs/make a few pieces just for fun. Make a few pieces that have nothing to do with the project you’re working on.

This will help you rediscover the fun side to your work and also help you relearn any basic skills you may have forgotten or haven’t used in a while.

Happy creating, and HAVE FUN! 🙂

Rejection

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Whether you’re an artist or not, you’ll have to face rejection eventually in your life. The important thing to remember is that rejection doesn’t mean the end of the road. The Beatles were rejected by just about every record label they went to at first.

Imagine if they had given up on the first try.

You may be rejected once, but who knows? Maybe a bigger, better opportunity will arise! Keep your head up!

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