The news regarding my new release "Intersection," is not good. While CDBaby is understaffed and many working at home, there is no excuse for the clusterfuck that I have faced trying to get this released. They have had it for 3 months. Finally they come back and tell me my artwork is not acceptable. WTF. So I changed the picture from one I really wanted on the cover for one that is around 10 years old. It was taken by a professional in a photo shoot. My original pic I wanted did not have enough dpi and all that even though I put it in photo shop and got it to the right requirements. "Intersection" will eventually release, but songs like "Corona," which was prescient with its lyrics will seem a little out dated. But the country is topsy turvy right now with this virus and so it goes. I will let you know and give you the link when it is ready.
This is new cover for Intersection I submitted. The only way it will get rejected is if I have used it before on a single release. Hell, I can't remember.
Finally, I consider Intersection to be a very very good release. 10 new songs. 7 originals. They have more of a organic, home grown feeling to them. So, one day we will have............Intersection.
It was a great month for Human Project Music. 328 total downloads. 64 different songs. 58 written by Loyd Vandergriff, aka The Human. Close to 30 different countries downloading the music. Here are the top downloads.
Highway 58 Humanize 2017
Life Fadin To Gray 2019
Vicodin Blues 2019 Fadin To Gray 2019
Jimmy's Juke Joint The Real Stuff 2006
57 Channels Fadin to Gray 2019
Fast Train Humanize 2017
Requiem For Washington Last Train Out 2011
Fadin To Gray Fadin to Gray 2019
High Anxiety Human Project II, Humanized 2008
Top Countries to download
I have had issues with CDBaby getting my new one, "Intersection," released. After a good phone conversation, I hope it is in the pipeline for all the major music sites. They are short staffed and working from home. I am very pleased with it. I think you will be as well.
Cover Shot For Intersection
As time has moved on, more and more artists are finding my songs and recording them. To do this legally, they have to get my song licensed through an agency that does just these type of things. They pay a fee and then are granted permission to record my song. Each time this happens, I am paid a royalty. The more the song sells, the higher the royalty I will get. The statistics I am provided lag so this is from the 3rd quarter of 2019. It takes them awhile to accumulate all this information.
During this quarter 7 of my songs were licensed to be recorded by others, many by numerous artists across the world.
Highway 58 54
My Flag 37
Keep it To Yourself 33
Evil on the Loose 18
Fast Train 2
Mescaline Alley 1
Artists in the USA made up the biggest number that licensed my songs with 163. But artists from 16 other countries did as well. They are as follows:
Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Spain ,Finland, France, Great Britain Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden,USA
Thanks for ALL of your support!
Human's Show has been running for almost 10 years on Podomatic. I have hosted it since it's inception. I am giving you a link to an episode where I hand picked all the songs for you. Most of the songs are pretty recently recorded. There are a few from my new release, "Intersection." So far it is only available at CDBaby and they have not got it to Spotify, Apple Music, or Itunes. They are probably short of staff.
Here is the link to some good Human Project Tracks. The show is hosted by me, The Human. Enjoy.
Keep It Rockin
Staying safe in Central Cal.
Hope all is well with all of you. I am still pretty much hanging around home. Take walks and jogs and get out on some drives, but I am avoiding large crowds still. Lots of people show NO symptoms but have the virus. Also, some businesses don't report it if someone is exposed because they do not want to be closed down. I have heard this first hand.
My new release "Intersection," is only on CDBaby right now. That is the link I have been providing. As soon as it gets on Spotify, Apple Music etc, I will let you know. Much more easier platforms to get it from.
All of you take care. I appreciate ya.
Welcome to the Brave New World
It's been awhile since I put up a blog, so I just wanted to check in with my friends and fans. I am doing ok. I have been in quarantine for sometime now. I do go out for walks and some jogging, but I don't get around crowds of people. I have had some respiratory issues in the past, plus I am "older," so it would not be wise for me to take risks. Here in the Central Valley of California, the cases of CVOID-19 have been steadily climbing. In Fresno county here, we now have over 300 cases. It seems they are on the upswing now, which means to be even more careful. I have been doing my podcasts and I did write and record one song that is playing on the front page if you scroll to the bottom. I have not released it. Just to remind you, I did release a new one called "Intersection," March 19th. The link to it is on the front page as well. I hope all of you are doing well. I appreciate your continued support and hope things will normalize soon. This virus is dangerous and deadly. Take care of yourselves.
Intersection has released.
The Human is one of the top selling artists from the Central Valley of California.
Singer-songwriter from the Central Valley of California, with 6 CD's and a download only one, "Fadin To Gray," just released in January 2019.