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5Strats

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Jun 30th, 2015 10:21 AM        

I've not had any songs published for ages, but now I'm back in the fold.<br /> <br /> I signed with CD Baby Publishing and I'm now a member of ASCAP. This all came about through the release of my new band's debut album (released independently).<br /> <br /> It would be cool if somebody covered one of my songs or one got licensed for use on TV or a film, etc.



tiller2

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Jul 2nd, 2015 11:34 AM        

Good luck with it, 5Strats! May you have a piece of American Pie.



Guitar Fool

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Jul 2nd, 2015 01:07 PM        

yeah good luck.... it's a tough biz but hang in there.....<br /> <br />



5Strats

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Jul 2nd, 2015 02:52 PM        

I've been at this long enough to know that it's a long shot to get anywhere. Unfortunately, I can't stop writing, performing and recording music, I'm a total lifer.<br /> <br /> At least I have my lawyer gig to fall back on. (:oD



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Jul 5th, 2015 04:36 AM        

"I'm a total lifer."<br /> <br /> Here's my wife's motto...."play 'till you decay"



carsten



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Mar 18th, 2016 04:19 PM        

Hi 5strats!<br /> <br /> That´s great!<br /> I´d love to be your producer ;-)<br /> No, seriously, it´s great! <br /> The singer - not sure if it´s you - absolutely reminds me of Robert Foster from the (late, great) Go Betweens - one of my favorite bands!<br /> <br /> Keep up the good work - and I wish you success (in whichever way)!<br /> <br /> cheers - C.



5Strats

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Mar 23rd, 2016 02:54 PM        

carsten - Yes, that's me singing. I'm not that good of a singer, but I've heard worse I guess. (:oD



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larryguitar
Apr 15th, 2016 09:58 PM        

I think your singing is awesome. I liked every bit of those songs.



5Strats

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Apr 19th, 2016 12:36 PM        

Really? Thanks for sharing that. I struggle with the question of whether to continue or whether to find a "real" singer.<br /> <br /> ps - I might be a profession songwriter, but the pay certainly isn't very good. I typically get $0.01 for a single play on streaming services.



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Apr 19th, 2016 12:40 PM        

"...but the pay certainly isn't very good."<br /> <br /> I owe my fan base that bought my record a dinner. All three of them. Brother, brother-in-law and former bandmate. Lol.



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Apr 19th, 2016 07:40 PM        

I wouldn't worry about the money. Life is short. I've made it and I've lost it.<br /> <br /> I stopped letting that be the goal. I'm thinking of quitting the practice of law and standing on a street corner with a tip jar. I'm convinced I'll be happier.



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Apr 19th, 2016 08:50 PM        

Making money would be nice, but I liken my most recent endeavors to recreational painting. Or refrigerator art. I wouldn't be adverse to something more lucrative falling into my lap like a musical editor stumbling across one of my tunes and placing it in a TV show or film. But I don't have the young man drive to go chasing that dream anymore. I just like creating.



5Strats

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Apr 20th, 2016 08:16 AM        

"I'm thinking of quitting the practice of law and standing on a street corner with a tip jar. I'm convinced I'll be happier."<br /> <br /> Practicing law is my day job too. It pays well, which allowed me to fund the recording and manufacture, etc., of my band's CD, but I feel like a fish out of water a lot of the time at work.



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