Category Archives: SatellitesAndStars

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”:

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”.

Drive: Update

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Over the past several weeks, I’ve been busy recording a brand new album entitled Drive.

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The album’s lyrics and musical theme deal with corruption, insanity and violence. It’s got a heavier rock sound and is influenced heavily by the Foo Fighters.

I’m currently working on some weber artwork for the album, so I’ll share those with you all, maybe even ask you to help me choose the best one!

Thanks for your help!

P.S. In terms of a release date, I’m looking at late March, early April.

True Art Comes Before Success

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I just thought I’d make a quick post to talk about something that I find with a lot of artists and musicians starting out.

Many young musicians’ main goal is to get a record deal. While there’s nothing wrong with working towards being signed, this shouldn’t be all you focus on.

I’ll just say this upfront and honestly: if you want fame and money, being an artist is not a wise career/life choice.

That being said, if you feel that you have something you want to express, if you feel like you need an outlet to release your emotions, creating art and music is a very good option.

Artists that are successful have the ability to express themselves and relate to other people. Focus on making art that seems brilliant to you and inspires you before worrying about pleasing and inspiring others.

Getting a record deal, having your artwork or music loved by millions will not bring the joy that being able to inspire and express yourself will.

Keep making good art, even if nobody finds it inspiring. If it inspires you, you’re on the right track!

Cheers and happy creating! 🙂