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CD Release Party & Show 6.14.14!

April 22, 2014 · Read more »

We are so excited for the release of our first full length album “Witness” and to celebrate we’re hosting a CD release party and show on Saturday, June 14th at Pittsburgh Winery.

If you purchase your tickets in advance online, your ticket will include a FREE copy of our new CD. This offer does not apply for at the door sales the night of the show. To get your tickets please call ShowClix at 1.888.71.TICKETS or visit this link: http://www.showclix.com/event/3819882

We’ll also be selling limited edition Melinda wine at the show! Hope to see you there!

“Trouble” Named A Semi-Finalist In This Year’s International Songwriting Competition

February 20, 2014 · Read more »

We received some great news this month that our new original song “Trouble” has been named a semi-finalist in this year’s International Songwriting Competition! We haven’t released the track yet, since it will be a featured single on our new album “Witness”, but we’d like to offer a sneak peak for you!

You can check out “Trouble” by clicking here! It’s best listened to loud :)

Thanks for Nothing Hyundai/Grammys

December 15, 2013 · Read more »

I was just checking out some contest the Grammys are running called “Grammy Amplifier”. They’re doing it along with Hyundai as a sponsor.

While I at first thought this might be a cool opportunity to share some of my music, I soon found out about some interesting details in the “Official Rules”…

Uploading a Submission [song] constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsors a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes.

For those less-inclined to read “legalese”, the translation is “once you submit your original song to this contest, we get to use it whenever and however we want to market stuff and we’ll never have to pay you a dime”.

I guess even though the Grammys are supposed to support music, and even though Hyundai is a worldwide conglomerate with marketing budgets that dwarf the GDP of some smaller countries… it’s just too much to ask that either of them pay artist’s for their music.

Is it surprising? No… but it is disappointing.

Oh well… back to the studio for me… :-D

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