How much is music worth? See our royalty statement.

If you found out that you had gotten over 72K plays in a 3 month period for music you had released 7 years ago, you'd think that was pretty good, right? 

I'm going to do this from time to time just so people can see what streaming music pays the songwriters.  Here is one section of our first quarter royalty statement from 2014, it covers 3 months.  Based on this section of the statement, 72,098 plays paid $4.82*. That is .00006685 cents PER PLAY.

Would Taylor Swift be more popular if she sang like Jesse J?

So I had another dream where I'm BFFs with Taylor Swift again last night.  This is the third time that I can remember.  My friend Meg says she's had the same dream multiple times. I have not had that dream about any other celeb.  One time I did dream I kissed Sean Connery and another time I dreamed Reese Witherspoon and Julia Roberts came to one of my classes, but I'm getting off track...

"Flattr"y is a weed...

A lot of people hate weeds.  In all of my nature loving research, I've personally come to the conclusion that many weeds are simply free food or medicine that we are too ignorant to eat or use. Did you know dandelions are wonderfully medicinal, rich in vitamins, and you can eat every part of it?  That however is a different thought train.  Today, I'm going with the mainstream sentiment of weeds...  GO AWAY.

Should artists have to PAY TO PLAY?

Hi guys!  I've decided I need to start a little blog section on this site for posts about life as an indie artist.  I won't have a LOT of time for these posts, so they'll mostly be short.  Today I am prompted by the recent discovery that Jango radio actually CHARGES THE ARTISTS MONEY to play their music.  If you're an artist, you access your profile through  I'm not going to link to it because I don't want to elevate their google rank.