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Stumbling Into Music Licensing

Hello music friends.

Waiting patiently for Spring to arrive here in middle America. Looking forward to planting green things in the ground again soon. A few music notes to pass along. I recently did a podcast interview with Aaron Davidson on my TV/Film journey. Over the past 10 years I’ve had many folks ask how I ever got into that part of the music biz and this podcast lays it out pretty well. You can check out that conversation at Stumbling Into Music Licensing.

And speaking of TV, I just got word that my song “Draw the Line” is scheduled to be used a couple times April 9th on the CW show Roswell, New Mexico. Fun side note. My first real national touring began by driving my black ‘91 Ford Econoline van from Iowa City to Los Alamos, New Mexico to start a tour with Teddy Morgan. Such a gorgeous state..there’s nothing like New Mexico skies as the sun goes down.

In other music happenings, I’ve been cobbling together a simple attic recording studio. I’m not a great engineer, but I do like to keep learning, so I’m messing with some new sounds now.

And finally, there’s been a lot of music biz chatter on music streaming platforms and the embarrassingly low rates they pay songwriters/musicians. We’re talking fractions of pennies for on-demand music. Fractions of pennies. I know everyone loves to stream music these days on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon etc. It’s easy and doesn’t take up hard drive space and it’s like (nearly) free sound being plucked right out of the air. I get it..I stream music too sometimes for convenience. I am lucky in that I get a little TV/Film income to keep recording, but I do worry we’re going to lose a generation of songwriters/musicians in this free music environment. Please know that the best way to support my music is always here at KP Bandcamp.

Have a great Spring people!
KP

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