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!
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.