1 comment on “It isn’t easy promoting your own music (mobile or otherwise), but BlueJay is here to help”

It isn’t easy promoting your own music (mobile or otherwise), but BlueJay is here to help

There was a time that it was a lot easier to get your music out. But these days it’s only fair to say that it’s hard. There’s a lot of different ways to promote yourself, but, like so many musicians I am always on the look out for a new method to get my sounds out. Then along comes BlueJay. BlueJay is an excellent way to create your own radio station right from your smartphone.

BlueJay will let you create a playlist on your iPhone or Android phone and then broadcast it to anyone else who’s running BlueJay. It’s a real tool and it’ll run on WiFi or 4G / 3G too. It’s worth checking out and getting your existing fans on there. Using BlueJay is about as simple as it can get. If you’re an artist you’ll need to contact BlueJay to get around the playlist restrictions. Once that’s done you’ll be good to go and create a session of your own music for broadcast.

Remember that BlueJay is radio, like real radio, so it’s real time. Your session plays out in real time and once it’s done it’s over. Go download the app and check for some PalmSounds broadcasts this week.

I’ll leave you with the app’s description:

Host your own live public radio shows directly from your phone and start building and interacting with your followers. Keep things smaller and share your favourite playlists in real-time while chatting with your friends. Or follow your favourite curators, artists, and friends to discover new music, hear forgotten gems, and listen to the songs they love with them.

BlueJay lets anyone create and host sessions, where you can live stream a playlist of your favourite songs directly from your phone to your followers or friends using your music files. As the host, you can modify, add to, or end your playlist at any time, as well as control whether your sessions are public or private. Every session also has group chat, where you and your listeners can interact in real-time.

Install our free app now and join the growing BlueJay Music community.

Get BlueJay on the App Store now (it’s free):

0 comments on ““Your Name Here”, good music, from Frozen Lonesome”

“Your Name Here”, good music, from Frozen Lonesome

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Earlier on I posted about the new Apptronica VIP club deal, which you should definitely check out in my opinion, but I also want to mention an album that I listened to only yesterday and really enjoyed. It’s the latest from Frozen Lonesome, and it is really worth a listen in my view.

Your Name Here” is the latest in a long line of excellent output from Frozen Lonesome, and it’s an album that I could happily have on any time of the day and in any situation. I’m very happy to recommend it.

 

3 comments on “If you want to support mobile musicians then you need to do this!”

If you want to support mobile musicians then you need to do this!

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I’ve been meaning to both do this, and tell you about it. I’ve been a fan of Apptronica for a while now but this deal is too good to miss out on. For just $3 (yes, that is correct) a month you can get a huge amount, including:

  • All new Apptronica releases
  • Access to VIP-only releases and merchandise
  • A discount on non-exclusive merch
  • Interact directly with Apptronica via a special VIP section

Not bad at all really I’d say, and if that wasn’t enough you’ll also get their entire back catalog of almost 200 albums as soon as you sign up.

How much better can it get? All that for just $3 a month! That’s outrageous isn’t it!

So go grab the best bargain you can right now! Click here, get deal, smile a lot.

 

0 comments on “Congratulations to AppTronica, now on BeatPort”

Congratulations to AppTronica, now on BeatPort

I’ve been a fan of AppTronica since it first started. It’s what the mobile music community needs, a mobile focussed label, so I was really pleased to see that they’re now on BeatPort. That’s excellent news.

If you haven’t seen them, check out their page on BeatPort here.

0 comments on “ICYMI: Some new music from me using only Auxy”

ICYMI: Some new music from me using only Auxy

I posted about this little collection using Auxy only over the weekend, but in case you missed that here it is again. Enjoy!

0 comments on “Some new music from me using only Auxy”

Some new music from me using only Auxy

I made this little collection using Auxy only, which was interesting as you have to work within some quite tight limitations.

0 comments on “Music: VL-Tronic by In the Shiny Box”

Music: VL-Tronic by In the Shiny Box

I can’t really help myself from posting an EP that contains a VL-1, especially as I made the VL-Tonifier bot. But this is a really nice set of tracks.

Enjoy!

1 comment on “New Music, from Frozen Lonesome, “Song for PalmSounds””

New Music, from Frozen Lonesome, “Song for PalmSounds”

Now that’s a really nice thing to do. A huge thank you to Steve for making this track. He says:

“A track to celebrate Ashley Elsdon’s 10th anniversary of his awesome blog palmsounds.net”

About “Song For Palm Sounds”, this track features arpeggios from my Ultranova blended with sounds from Shoom, Mersenne, Lorentz, and Laplace. Recorded in AUM, arranged in Auria, and finished in Mastering.

He goes on to say …

“Congratulations to Ashley Elsdon on the 10th anniversary of Palm Sounds. Ten years is a long time to be promoting mobile music and it amazing to to see how far mobile music production has come in the four years since I started my Frozen Lonesome project. One of the things that I like best about Ashley’s blog is his dedication to interests beyond apps to include communities of musicians, developers, and hardware. His commitment to community is exemplified by his wonderful Sound Lab project.”

Which is a lovely comment indeed. Thanks so much Steve!

7 comments on “Seeing Deerful play live, and some thoughts on mobile music performace”

Seeing Deerful play live, and some thoughts on mobile music performace

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And in this performance an PO as well. In fact, in this show by Deerful, everything was battery powered, and I have to say that it worked beautifully.

You might remember Deerful from a video I posted a little while ago:

I’m a big fan of her work and so it was great to see her live for the first time at the Shacklewell Arms last Friday. It was an excellent performance. Deerful synth based pop is delicate, subtle and crafted with care. But just because it’s synth pop doesn’t mean it’s disposable, on the contrary her music is full of meaning and her lyrics are well worth several listens.

But apart from being battery powered you might be wondering why she’s getting a mention on PalmSounds, well that’s a good question and an easy answer too. Deerful is making music with a lot of mobile devices and apps too. In fact, her latest release (iTunes link) has been made with an OP-1 and NanoStudio on an iPad Mini. Moon Maps is one of the tracks on this release and I have to say that I’ve played it quite a few times now. I keep coming back.

But that’s not the only release from Deerful that I’ve enjoyed. City Bells (iTunes link) is also excellent and is probably one of the only songs I know of that has the word ‘Michaelmas’ in it, and yes, it rhymes too. If that wasn’t enough then Emma (Deerful) is also a part of School of Noise too, and if you don’t know what that is then click the link and find out, you won’t be sorry.

But playing with an all battery powered rig has it’s challenges too. Before the gig Emma talked to me about the challenges it creates and how a constant reliance on batteries can make one somewhat nervous. I can understand that having done it myself.

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But none of this had any impact on her performance, which was wonderful. Polished and yet emotional. Even though this little rig was small enough to fit on this tiny table it gave a big sound and all very complimentary too. Throughout the gig there wasn’t one song I didn’t enjoy.

But there was one song that really stood out for me for a couple of reasons.

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Emma introduced this song by assuring everyone in the audience that she wasn’t going to play it on a pocket calculator. Of course it was a Teenage Engineering PO (a robot I think). And the track was amazing. Really amazing. I hope that she releases it in the not too distant future. It was awesome to see someone perform with a PO device, and do it so competently as well, but to see and here this track and vocal were amazing. I can’t stress it enough.

So if you get a chance to see Emma (Deerful) then I’d strongly suggest that you take the opportunity. You won’t be sorry at all.

0 comments on “Music: KORG GADGET: Crescent Prism – April Fools”

Music: KORG GADGET: Crescent Prism – April Fools

Video description:

“I spend about 347 days working on this song please dont criticize it because i spent alot of time working on this song and if you like it please remember to like and suscribe and share this song with your close family members have a gud day thnks and please enjoy”

Video published by Anthony Seeha.

Korg Gadget on the app store: