Reverbnation Chart Ranking

… as of February 3rd 2017.

I haven’t exactly figured out how Reverbnation’s metrics work, but… all I know is this must be my all time highest ranking on their platform since I signed on a few years back.(their artist base volume is 3.8 mio. +. My ranking across all genres is said to be at 21,010)

Tweet and Greet: wesbound@Skunk Radio Live

I got encouraged to submit my material to below London based radio station and network by the name of Skunk Radio Live, who apparently provide some additional services like promotion, licensing and such. In order to sway the odds in my favor in regards to getting considered and selected for their programming, may I ask my inclined supporters to keep tweeting “wesbound@skunkradiolive” for the next few days? You could even get creative yourself and add comments of your own, e.g. “let’s hear wesbound on Skunk Radio Live” or s.th. like this 🙂 Just make sure the term “wesbound@skunkradiolive” is a part of your tweet, so that we catch the attention of their “crawlbots” or whatever mechanism is in place for them to count supporters. One step at a time, but they’re new and exciting times, don’t you think?

Have a lovely rest of your Sunday and a great week!

Skunk Radio Live.

What I do on my Off Days…

… I fill in for the Munich airport tour… 🙂 No, seriously now: This was taken during the show after Stefan Aaron’s flying carpet landed, with him on the platform and performing while airborne. I played “percussion” on the Munich airport logo “M”. One of the singers said I looked “anxious”… uhm… huh? 🙂munich airport soca

Flying Pianist Stefan Aaron | All media content | DW.DE | 26.07.2014

Very cool! DW have published a clip of Stefan’s flying carpet ride while performing on his orange piano in English! Check it out!

Flying Pianist Stefan Aaron | All media content | DW.DE | 26.07.2014.

Reorganizing Preview Tracks

wesbound music track coverAfter careful consideration I’ve decided to remove all full length tracks, which are embedded in this blog and on Facebook and elsewhere. I have uploaded short preview tracks much like iTunes offers them. They range around 30 seconds each, two tracks are beyond one minute. This should give you an idea of what the rest of the tracks sound like. As I’ve still not entirely given up hopes on making a little extra lunch money on the side I provide my music as for-purchase-download files (no physical CD yet). I am aware that typical Smooth Jazz audiences aren’t too partial to downloading and prefer holding a physical CD in their hands, ideally purchased at a live concert and signed by the artist. Well… I can’t ever get there, if I don’t make at least a little bit of money from downloads. In other words: If you like my music and if you’d like to see me take another level, we’re going to have to meet half-way. 🙂

I might post a download tutorial some time. For now, please find my tracks in the music player in the right column or on the wb music page. Download-links are available directly in the music player and they’re labeled “buy”. Thanks for all your support so far, I appreciate it! And my apologies for any inconveniences while I was in the process of reorganizing the linked music files.

Extension of Song on iTunes, Amazon et al

I hate soliciting. While I am happy to support other people’s causes and projects here and there, I hate to do that on my own behalf. However, I must if another one of my tunes is supposed to remain available on iTunes, Amazon and other common digital stores, the latter more or less for reasons of exposure and wider availability. (it’s like having a spot on a Macy’s shelf at a major urban mall or something…). I am subscribed to some of the major digital stores, like iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify – to name just a few – via Tunecore.com as I found their distribution model to be transparent, easy to understand and – well at the time – fairly o.k. in pricing. They charge a flat fee per song per year for distribution on up to 20 different stores including those stores’ national outlets, which multiplies that number significantly. This flat fee is due for this song:

[bandcamp width=400 height=42 album=768678853 size=small bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 t=4]

If you enjoy, what you’re hearing, then please consider following the link above in the player to purchase a digital copy of it. I need about 10 copies to get to keep the song available on above named popular stores. I personally prefer selling via bandcamp as their distribution model is even more fair to the artist. However and like I said – exposure on iTunes, Amazon etc. adds “credibility”. I’m not going to argue on the latter and simply accept the terms and rules 😉 Thanks for your support, I appreciate it!

widget | TuneCore

Excellent! I got to extend availability of Naiad Theme on iTunes, Amazon & many more digital stores for another year thanks to Sherry Sherrard-Jackson and Cliff Francoeur! Below find a convenient player widget to use for prelistening and sharing. Thanks so much, guys!

widget | TuneCore.

666 – The Moment is Here! ;)

Whooooaaaa – not to be immodest, but … we somehow all kinda sensed this number would eventually happen, didn’t we? (Well, in case of faith in me and my stuff, that is) 😉
So… without further comment, here it is:
666 wesbound fans

Welcome to my new friends and supporters, shoutout to the previous ones! Whoohoo!

P.S. Notice something else that was funny about the number…? 😉 (Hint – it’s all in the comments… ;))