Gettin’ my act together

I’ve written a lot of music in almost 77 years. And arranged a lot. Played and improvised a ton more. When it comes to marketing, though, I’ve been a dismal failure. My usual approach is to write a piece and then put it in a drawer and forget it.

Beginning with the pandemic–I guess because we were stuck at home and insomnia demanded something to do in the wee hours–I began to record some of my stuff and to dig through my files to find stuff I’d written in the past.

The pandemic was a resurrection of sorts for me, creatively.

After getting into recording my stuff, now finally, I’m getting CDs made and digital albums online. Along with selling the CDs on Amazon and CD Baby, my stuff will also be on BandCamp, Spotify and iTunes.

All this is self-publishing, of course, but these days, indie publishing no longer suffers from the curse of being called “vanity” publishing. Technology has made that old point of view irrelevant. Indie publishing is self expression and countless, truly countless examples exist on the internet, every second, of the world’s interest in the self-expression of others. For sure, not everyone’s expression finds an immense audience, but that doesn’t matter. Expression is its own reward.

I encourage you to check out https://hiltonkeanjones.com/look-listen/.

Here’s the BandCamp links from that page…

Author: Hilton Kean Jones

Composer and performer, retired college music professor, lyricist.

One thought on “Gettin’ my act together”

  1. I could say the same thing about my writing, Hilton. I started writing when I was just a very small girl and I continue to write daily, but the files on my computer are the only way anyone will ever read what I’ve written. Marketing is my embarassing failure, but I’m afraid my work wouldn’t fit into Spotify, BandCamp, or iTunes.

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