Posts Tagged ‘awareness’

Looking for a win/win? Support Alzheimer’s research & awareness for only $0.99! Here’s how:

I am excited to announce the release of my latest single, called New England Winter. It’s a 10-minute epic in three parts that journeys through a typical northeastern winter. Ten minutes may seem long for a song, but I promise they are worthwhile, and you just might reach for the Play button again. Check out the hypnotic YouTube video at http://tinyurl.com/laey44k, but read on for the win/win.

Since social networks have been awash with ALS and depression awareness lately, I want to help out in my own unique way for a cause that has affected my family, but I need your help as well. I will donate all proceeds from every sale of my song in the next 30 days to Alzheimer’s research. For the small price of only 99 cents and spreading the word (that second part is critical), you can help me make a difference. You also get a very cool song, and no ice bucket required.

I will post sales reports (plus nagging reminders) every week, and you can buy the song from the following popular places. My goal is $250, but whether I make $5 or $5000, whatever I make in the first 30 days goes to charity.

Google Play Music: http://tinyurl.com/n3k4bcy
Bandcamp: http://tinyurl.com/mvxb3gn
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/n6nn97f
iTunes**: http://tinyurl.com/nx95dxo

Bonus #1 – If you spread the word on any social network or email (be sure to include me), I will send you a signed copy of the CD single. Pretty sweet deal, huh?

Bonus #2 – If you purchase the song via Bandcamp and pay more than 99 cents (they allow this), I will match your donation. Buy the song for $5, and the donation becomes $10.

Bonus #3 – If you write a review of my song on iTunes or Google Play Music, I will donate an extra dollar to the cause.

Are you in?

** iTunes has a policy that any song over ten minutes long must charge more, and they have set the price to $1.99.  If that’s a deal breaker for you, consider Google Play, Amazon, or Bandcamp, where it is only $0.99. If you do buy it from iTunes, you get a great song, and Alzheimer’s research gets $4.

It’s been a while since I made a video, and since I’ve been enjoying the song Awareness the most from Sansbeat, I thought I’d give it the treatment. I put it against a fractal backdrop video created by Jérémie Brunet using Mandelbulb 3D. Enjoy and share!

Click here to watch the video in YouTube.

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It’s interesting to be a music creator as well as music consumer. What I’ve noticed over the years is that I rarely think a song I’ve written sounds like “real” music. I mean, it’s music, yes, and it’s OK, but from my perspective, it lacks that special something, that oomph, that magic, that beauty, that mystery, that element that makes me crave it, that makes me want to hear it over and over and over again – the very things we all find in our favorite songs.

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