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Just Released Two New Songs On Spotify

My latest single just dropped on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube Music, Amazon Music, really every streaming platform on Earth by way of Distrokid. It’s also on regular old Youtube. It’s called “Just for a Moment,” and the B-Side is “Union Street (Hold On).” Give me a listen, like, and follow if you’re a fan.

Mixing and Mastering for Streaming Services Lesson 1

I have a track I’ve mastered. It’s -14.7 LUFS and -1.2 True Peak. I’m pretty happy with it other than I wish it were about a decibel louder. So I thought I’d try to go for -13.5 LUFS. But it seems whatever I do the true peak is more sensitive to than the LUFS. For …

How Long Will It Take Me From Song Idea to Release?

Last night the idea came to me as a melody A-F#-D-A-C-B. I didn’t know what the notes were until I played it on the guitar and this is where the Snarkman was another blessing, since it identifies the notes as you are playing them. Then I was able to surmise that it was over a …

My New Single Has Dropped

On all the major and minor streamers. Distrokid is a godsend. God bless you Philip Kaplan!It’s called “It’s Nowhere.” I hope you’ll give it a listen, and let me know what you think! Here’s the best link. It’s the Distrokid Hyperfollow Page that has links to all the major services. Am I crazy about this …

Demo: A New Song Idea “When I’m Alone at Night”

When I’m Alone at Night by spickeringlr Slow love song. I was shooting for “Sweet Sad” but it kinda ended up “Sad Sad” so it’s not quite working, but I just wrote it tonight, so I can do many more drafts. Recorded on iPhone with the FIRE field recording app     “When I’m Alone …