Ghosted Album Launch
My Ghosted album is now available everywhere. And when I say everywhere, I mean everywhere!
I am excited to be working with a new distribution partner. My former distribution company sent my music to 6 or 7 music services. My new partner has sent Ghosted to 33 music services around the world, including all the major players like Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Apple/iTunes, YouTube, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Slacker Radio and Shazam. There are several direct links to these sites on my web site www.tripjacker.com. I leaked the album to Drooble (a social media platform for musicians) a week early and it had over 2,600 plays, reached # 2 on their electronic music chart and got a ton of positive feedback from my peers. I'm excited for you to hear it!
In addition to finding Ghosted on all the major music sites, you can hear samples and buy the album or individual songs on my web site and at CD Baby http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/tripjacker.
The album cover has already gotten a lot of attention. It's a work by a very talented Austrian artist named Stefan Koidl. Stefan was gracious enough to allow me to use it, and I really appreciate that. Be sure to check out his art!
My new distribution partner is also helping me look for sync licensing opportunities (which I am pursuing on my own as well). Music syncing is the commercial use of music for things like movies, TV shows, ads, videos, etc. This is an increasingly important way for musicians to earn a living because the traditional channel of selling music directly to consumers is no longer as viable as it once was. In this age of music streaming, it's not easy to convince people to pay for music downloads. Besides the widespread sentiment that music is a commodity and should be free, people are mindful about preserving storage space on their devices. Many don't want to commit storage space to downloaded song files, which is understandable.
I worked on this project for 18 months and spent countless hours on it. I actually had another album completed but I was not satisfied with it, so I scrapped it and started over. I have learned a lot about the technical aspects of music production and you will find that the sound quality of Ghosted is higher than what you heard on my previous releases. I am also getting better as a composer and arranger, and I believe my newest songs are my best work to date. It's like anything else: when you dedicate the hours to your craft, your skills will improve.
There are some steps you can take to help me get the word out. Stream the songs, buy them if you like, tell a friend, share this blog post, follow me on social media (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) and like & share my posts. The music services use algorithms to assess an artist's popularity. When you follow, subscribe, hit the like button, rate the music, stream songs often and leave comments, it helps to elevate an artist's profile. if an artists starts to gain some organic attention, the music service may give them a boost by adding them to a popular playlist or increasing their visibility in other ways. This all starts with grassroots support and can lead to big things. Thank you for your support and have an amazing 2019!