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Some impressive stuff, very nice
Thank you David
Believe Again is inspirational beautiful. Stein As we believe the time is now for 2015 Happy New Year Friend across the miles Abram Band well done for placement. All the best with your Music
Darkness Falls is expressive for Film Placement!
Very well done leads mysterious ambience & gentle tides of justice following....Jacalyn
Thank you Jacalyn :)
Wow, I can't believe I made the top 40! Thank you everyone who voted my songs up to get me there. My music doesn't go anywhere without the generous support of all you wonderful people. Also, a bit congrats to everyone who entered and to those who moved on into the top 40. I've heard a lot of amazing music as usual and this community has some crazy talent. Good luck as the contest keeps rolling.
wreck me is a lovely song,, really like it
Thanks Stein! Glad you like it.
Thor. Seek and Be the Light. Be Free! - N
Already employed in the light my friend :) thank you for stopping by
hello Stein, thank you for the stars on the backing track of my vocal song Dead Man Walking, much appreciated...I have many vocals that I've yet to have produced, but one especially comes to mind that I want to make a PIANO classical romantic, after I get on my piano/synth and get the vocal into a better melody--my question is do you do "work for hire" jobs? I have GREAT respect for your romantic style piano work, and can of no one who I would like to play my musical ideas...anyway if you do WFH, let me know and i'll dig the piece outta mothballs...LOL...peace, Warren Hein
Hi Warren,,, I do not work :),,, but I´m always ready to help and add something to songs of other Broadjammers,,, so if you have somthing in mind I´ll do my best to add what I can,,, without any cost of course :),,,
well that is a GREAT offer my new friend, but i'm going to want you to PLAY the entire song, piano only, but heck, i'd be giving you a guideline to follow, and you can spit it back at me, and i'd say "change this to..." etc...so you have to be paid man! or donate it. i don't work either, i'm retired, but know you are 40--ah, the good old days that was when my wife and i had our last child! 21 years ago! so let me know if i can PLEASE pay you, you'd be working for it sir! if it isn't your cup of tea, that is fine, let me know either way, it would be in the New Year anyway...peace, i love your work, or i would not be asking! Warren
Thats ok Warren,,, I like doing these things and I work pretty fast usually,,, just send me mail with what you want me to do and I´ll do my best,,, being an organist I go pretty much AWOL now till maybe around 18. of december (christmas concerts etc. ) but I´m always open to ideas,, my main mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
many thanks Stein! i'll contact you after the New Year! Can you drop me a note at my main email, so i don't lose it....email@example.com....and
congratulations on the 6th can, though i can't find the actual winner, but it is a real kick that you won on a vocal, and i did pretty well on an INSTRUMENTAL, LOL...though the brand new ones i wrote came in 35 and 92...LOL...but that's just fine!
peace, i'll be back at you! Warren
sure man,, I´ll send you a note,,,, take care and good luck in the final,,, I´m pretty sure I´ll drop out fast this year :)
from the most recent post of ASCAP. . .
Thank You For Appointing Me CEO of Spotify: Now a Strategic Plan to Fix the Service.
The music business press has repeatedly criticized artists for not providing a solution for the problems with streaming. Once you get past the amusing fact that it's not our job nor are we paid to fix streaming services it does become a useful exercise. Here is my response.
I would like to thank the shareholders for appointing me CEO of Spotify. I am honored that you placed such great trust in my ability to navigate us through this difficult time.
I would like to make a few comments on the strategy pursued by my predecessor Daniel Ek. I do this not to criticize my predecessor but to illustrate how my leadership of this company will vary significantly from his.
1. Under my predecessor's leadership Spotify pursued a scorched earth policy towards artists that criticized our company. This has been going on for some time. In the past Spotify engaged surrogates and proxies to attack artists. This was at best misguided, but the full throated media attack we orchestrated on Taylor Swift was a strategic blunder.
The reality is that Taylor Swift controls her own catalogue and we have given her every reason to NEVER license her songs to the service EVER AGAIN. Swift accounted for more than 20% of all album sales the last two weeks. It's likely that she would have represented a similar amount of streams. Her songs are now on our competitors services but not ours. Spotify can not afford to repeat this mistake.
After I fire all of Spotify's astroturf consultants, I intend to issue a full apology to the singer-with no conditions-and hereby renounce all such tactics.
2. My predecessor insisted that all songs be available on the free version of the service. Indeed this is exactly the issue that led Taylor Swift to leave the service. I believe that this also was a strategic blunder.
By taking a hardline, Spotify lost a once-in-a-decade opportunity to increase revenue and move free users to the premium service. I intend to modify this policy to allow premium-only content on the subscription service to move free users towards the subscription service.
Further I intend to transition the free service to a free thirty day trial. I believe that Netflix would have never become so successful by competing with itself with a free version. Nor would it have become successful without offering exclusive premium content.
3. My predecessor was once CEO of uTorrent the world most popular bitTorrent client [Editor's note-"someone" repeatedly edits this out of Mr. Ek's wikepedia page-ahem-hence we've had to rely on static screen captures.] I believe that his immersion in the world of piracy impaired his judgement.
My predecessor failed to understand that piracy is the enemy of Spotify. Unlicensed sites not only hurt artists but compete with Spotify for users and advertisers. Instead of seeing this as an existential threat Spotify has repeatedly used the threat of piracy as a "club" to keep rightsholders and artists on it's free service.
I hereby renounce the use of this tactic and going forward intend to create alliances with rightsholders and artists to attack the scourge of ad-funded piracy.
4. I must commend my predecessor for recognizing (however belatedly) the strategic threat that YouTube represents to all streaming services. YouTube the video monopoly is also the biggest streaming service. And it is free. But this is because YouTube hides behind the fiction that it can not control what it's users upload and Google's litigation muscle and shakedown rackets.
Much as my predecessor used the threat of piracy as a club, YouTube uses its users as a sort of "torches and pitchforks" mob to threaten rightsholders and artists (not to mention its highly litigious culture). I believe that this is an illegal practice and I intend to join with rightsholders to press the US government, the European Commission and any other government who is willing into taking action against YouTube on this issue. Perhaps if all these governments join together, the Google juggernaut can be stopped. Spotify should lead the charge.
Thank you and I look forward to a long a productive term as CEO of Spotify.
BTW: this was an editorial offering from a fellow ASCAP member and not the change of Spotify heart.
I´m having hate/love relations with spotify,, I use it a lot, loads of classical music there and soundtracks, but then I hear it´s really not paying it´s share... I just wish people would be willing to pay for music like they pay for toilet paper
fractions upon fractions - Spotify won a distinction that they are different from broadcast radio and are not obliged to pay the standard play rates established under previous laws.
they and others will be the death of music (as we know it)
Peter , I get the ASCAP newsletter every morning and it's never very encouraging. As little as artists receive from these streaming entities, songwriters basically get zip. I don't have the answers but Taylor Swift won't be the last artist to dump these jerks. Haven't found one of these services that actually provide even a modest return for the number of plays. Don't even mention YouTube.....
wish most folks knew how the "BIZ" was a few decades ago. not that it was fair; hell, it was a business - at least it was daring to take chances and chart new horizons. long story short: we all might want to learn how to write backtrack for the game industry. . .
Life's little echo's is profoundly passionate playing and melodically uplifting. Skilled Marksmanship on those keys! Jacalyn The very best to you friend across the miles
Thank you :),,, great to hear from you,,, and good luck in your music making
"Life's little echo's"......stunningly beautiful Stein! Magical, tripping melody! All the best to you and your lovely, soulful work.
Thank you Cyndi,,,, appreciate your kind words..
My pleasure Stein!
Congrats on Top Tens Stein best regards to you Dean & Jacalyn
Thank you for high fives on Out of Breath A Breath Of Peace , we appreciate your support across the many miles Abram Band Dean & Jacalyn
And Full Circle Thank you for High 5!
thank you sir, :),,, great songs
Thank you very much for the 5 star rating of "Summer Song". I listened to several of your pieces and they are really beautiful!
Thank you,, I dont often like pop songs but I really like your voice and songs,, hope you get to where you want to get :)
Trailer -swell is like a ocean going into freezing lovely. Well done Best regards friend Jacalyn Congrats on ICELAND TOP TEN!
And Spring Will Return very captivating,remembering looking at the frozen water.that pic was captivating also. Congrats for top Tens! Abram Band Dean& Jacalyn
Thank you Abram, and for all your comments and support,,, really apreciate it :)
Hiya,, thanks for feedback on my song and for connecting :)
Nice to Meet you in this Big Family we all have at Broadjam!
How on earth were we not connected up till now my dear friend and master musician :)
operating with a new (used) computer. lost many friendships and data when the dinosaur said adios. life goes on . . . with or without us
BTW: master musician is quite the exaggeration. and, thank you, nonetheless. . .
5 stars man... I think you are getting softer with age,,,, cool epic stuff btw and not too aggressive at all my friend
posted 3 hours ago
Who woulda thought I had a creamy center?
Thank you for your 5 star rating BoomBoom
It's great stuff Boom Boom, hope to contribute to it shortly:)
Thanks so much for the 5-star ratings on my songs Attic Treasure and Daybreak. Much appreciated.
lovely songs, great mixing :)
Hi Stein, I wasn't familiar with your music so I thought I would stop by and listen to some of your songs. I'm enjoying your compositions a lot. Very inspiring, nicely written and played. I really like "Trailer - swell" and also "And Spring will Return" awesome!
Hello sir,,, nice to hear your music too,,, seems we are both on the soundtrack line :),,, I mostly use soundcloud these days and keep new songs hidden here because of the 6-pack and possibility of being voted down there :) If you have time you could check my SC page https://soundcloud.com/steinithor But also really enjoying your music, guitar driven instead of mine piano driven :) Top notch production there, sound really good,, do you mix and master yourself?
Thanks so much Stein! That's a good idea about SoundClould. I'd never believed that people could actually vote songs down in the contest that were doing well, but maybe I'm just unaware. My own songs have been steadily going down in ranking :-) Yes, I do my own mix and mastering, still trying to get better at the mastering process. I am too cheap to hire a mastering engineer to do that task but maybe I should. Nice to meet you!
Gaman að sjá annað íslenskt andlit í 6- pack :) flott samba
Dittó! Hlustaði á þrjú lög. Ágætt stöff. Við erum líklega ekki fleiri landarnir hérna að breiðdjamma.
nei,, það eru ekki margir :)
Thank you for connecting and for giving my songs a nice feedback :)
It was all my pleasure, sir.
Nice photo in the field Stein! :) Dream on!
Thanks Penny,,, dreams may come true once in awhile :)
You rule Steiny!!!
yo man,,, don´t drink too much Australian beer
Don't tell anyone close by to me that I said this...
But Australians don't know how to do good beer. I could be wrong... I haven't tried them all... But even the Australians seem to be more interested in imported if you know what I mean:)
Oh, and for the record... I'm in more danger of a baby formula overdose these days, lol
:),,, I used to drink Fosters,,, that was pretty good,, then they have very good red wine... Shiraz types,,, very strong and robust
Wine on the other hand is as good as California, if not cheaper and better sometimes, at first I didn't think that, but as I've explored I've discovered some great brands.
strong and effective, the australian wines are :)
Much like their women are:)
The latest adventure to get unleashed from the studio:)
Vocals by the delicious Penny Towers.
Listen, Love, Share.
this is crazy fun,, and great job,, love it
I could listen to your music all day, already inspired me for my next music piece. Very nice work
thank you sir,,, kind of you to say so
Congratz on your win,,,
Thanks Stein, we're keeping very good company! Cheers, David
And Spring will return...! So beautiful! Wish you the best of luck in the contest! ;-)
Thank you, and good luck too, your songs are all great
hi lansig, is it you that has the acoustic with the paginini type violin soloing over the guitar? good luck in the finals if anyone deserves it it's you
Hi Gordon. I do have violin and guitar soloing in my song. Thank you for your encouragements!
It's much appreciated...
what is the name of the song? is it listed on your song page?
Hi Gordon. The song you're talking about should be Moon Circus! ;-)
moon circus is a awesome composition. the violin is so haunting. and the guitar chord choices and runs are excellent. but the one i heard judging the top 20 6pack was just a acoustic rhythm switching between two chords a half step apart. and the violin player was playing like a madman. but looking for it i heard all of your songs. what a great collection. surely other guitar players will love.
probably those white falls guys from Russia, their manager is pitching their songs in the 6-pack
thanks stein, it was white fort! the song is 6/8. those guys are intense! glad to see you are still in the contest, as well as lansig, nathan(chameleon), vince(ideascapes) good luck to you all.
glad to see you in the 6p this year. heard Ave Maria and knew it was your work. beautiful! is that a member from the choir?
Heh, its the song getting the lowest votes of all my entries :)',,, No, its a professional singer, a friend of mine
same with Eighteen - sitting in high 200's. gotta love them peers.