Have you ever stopped to think about why independent musicians are promoting their music?
I have songs on dozens of internet sites and radio stations. Why?
For one thing, I want to share them. It wouldn't do much good for them to sit on my computer and never be heard.
Music puts me in touch with people. I have friends all over the world because they heard my songs. Some of them I have even been able to meet in person.
Music is a tie that binds us all together. It is something we all have in common, whether we create it, or just love listening. No matter how you are feeling, there is a song that expresses it.
Music can be purely for enjoyment, or it can teach us at the same time.
I believe that at least some of my songs have an important message. They provide a way for me to express my beliefs and feelings, and hopefully resonate with the listeners.
It seems, though, that in our culture songwriters and artists are not as revered as they have been in the past. That's a little strange considering how important they are to us.
I cannot begin to tell how many wonderful comments I have received from people who enjoy my music. I'm grateful for that. It always makes me feel good to know I made someone else feel good.
So why else am I promoting my music?
I put thousands of hours and a lot of dollars into it, and I'm trying to make a living.
I believe it's important to support the people that bring a little joy to our lives. I try to do it as much as possible, and I'm truly grateful to those who have supported me.
Compliments are nice, but they don't pay the bills.
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