Earthlings (unreleased track) by Bead

Completely forgot I had written, recorded and made a video for this song 4 years ago. Mental what you find on computers when you tidy them up.

Earthlings is a song I wrote in December 2008 and originally recorded at home in Swords, Co. Dublin and later adding instruments in Bray in 2016.

It was a long time ambition to write a song about why I refuse to eat animals. My friends must think I am nuts but I will never understand why the majority of the population think it is acceptable to take a life for food. It is completely unnecessary in a modern world. Personally, I love animals not just pets. I get that not everyone does. I am vegetarian 35 years now and I feel fantastic.

Named after the award winning Shaun Monson Documentary Film starring Joaquin Phoenix. MAKE THE CONNECTION http://www.nationearth.com/
Ⓥ Mother Nature is telling us to change (Plant-Based Diet).

Song Credits: Words and music by Bead (David James John Dwyer) Núa Records © 2020

Sound recording credits:
Produced by Bead™

Vocals and various instruments – Bead
Engineering, mixing and various instruments – Ingmar Kiang

Recorded: Winter 2016, Green Room Studios, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Video credits: Video assembled by Bead™ using imovie and royalty free footage available from the internet. All video copyright is of the respective owners of footage. Used with thanks.

Should musicians pay blogs to review their music?

submit-your-musicThis morning, I received an unexpected email from a person saying they contributed to a well known music blog and just happened to come across my music which they liked. The email explained the blog received 700 – 1200 unique visitors per day and invited me to check it out and submit my music for consideration of a review (with no guarantee of acceptance). Seemed like a genuine offer I thought, but then when I checked out the blog itself and read the Ts & Cs on the about page I found out there was a catch – they have paid and non-paid options for submissions. 

IE Free Option A) album may be listed in the ‘weekly round up’ section of music they liked (whatever that is) or

$25 Option B) a written review will rate your music and include the genre, cover art, URL and two links to your music.

A further two options priced at $35 and $40 respectively would include more details. 

Sounds tempting right?

Well not really, to be honest, it sounds like a bit of a scam if you ask me but maybe this should be viewed like a marketing cost. Then again, maybe it’s enough that we make our music at great expense and then make it available for FREE on SpotifySoundcloud and other streaming services. In the past I received reviews of my work from Hotpress magazine which was greatly appreciated (on my website if you care to read) and they didn’t cost me a cent. Am I a cynic or has anyone else had success getting music reviewed on blogs or press without paying for it? Thoughts, opinions, comments welcome… check out my music here cheers.

Bead EP featuring Boz Boorer on Bandcamp

The new Bead EP Country Mountain featuring Boz Boorer is now available to download in 24bit technicolour sound from our pals in Bandcamp. Get on over there and have yourself a listen. It features five fabulous tunes including Just Like The Beatles, No One Ever Told Me, Black Irish Dogs, The Highway, and Country Mountain. All songs feature Morrissey guitarist extraordinaire Boz Boorer. Cheers.. Bead

Bead on Bandcamp

EP added to playlist IMS

Excited to hear this week that my songs ‘Black Irish Dogs’, ‘The Highway’ and ‘Country Mountain’ from my new EP will be playlisted on KCLR 96FM Irish Music Show on Nov 7th.

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