In November of 2008, I uploaded a collection of recordings to a website called Jamendo. Back then it was a myspace-type music social networking site for people who released music using creative commons licenses.
Back then was peak Napster, and some bands were trying to sue fans who shared their music online. Embracing creative commons licenses felt like an appropriate response to this and chimed with my ideals.
I uploaded my music to lots of websites back then, many which have since sunk without a trace, in the belief that some might survive and if my music was any good, someone might listen to it.
Last month I passed 5m streams on Jamendo. I have no idea who most of those people are and all I can say for sure, is that it’s not just my mum who listens to my music anymore. Thank you if you are one of those people.
I am doing another little local Sheffield show to ease myself back in to performing next month supporting Cinder Well at Regather.
Tuesday 29th May 2018 @ Regather, 57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield, S11 8BU
I’ll be joined on stage by the lovely Ella Sprung, who will be playing fiddle and singing some harmony bits.
Cinder Well is the haunting folk project of singer and multi-instrumentalist Amelia Baker, of eco-anarchist folk-punk act, Blackbird Raum.
Tickets from – https://tickets.partyforthepeople.org/events/3980-cinder-well-bethan-robinson-robin-grey
Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1081754138644736/
Really happy to find out my album ‘From The Ground Up’ has made Jamendo’s top ten albums of 2017. Continue reading “‘From The Ground Up’ makes Jamendo’s best 10 albums of 2017”
I just made a Spotify playlist for people new to my music. I hope you enjoy it, let me know if you think there are any tracks I’ve missed off. Continue reading “Spotify playlist – an introduction to my music”
I had just a very geeky 24hrs giving my website a revamp… The old one was over six years old and was pretty hard work on tablets and phones. Have a look around my new virtual home and let me know what you think!