High Time EP out now on Spotify and Amazon Music includes ‘Superman’, ‘Nine To Five’, ‘Valium Day’ and ‘Monkey With The Bloodshot Eyes’.
A 4 track EP by Bead will be reissued digitally on November 10th 2019
via the Bandcamp site. You can pay what you like or download for Free.
1. Monkey With The Bloodshot Eyes
2. Nine To Five
3. Valium Day
Bangin’ out some tunes from the ‘Battle Stations’ album and the EP ‘Country Mountain’ next month with Tommy Stewart on guitar – Friday 6th September at The Workmans Club (vintage room). €5 OTD
Bangin’ Out The Tunes this Friday in Fibber Magees from 20:00 with Tommy Stewart on guitar.
Another chance to hear ‘Black Irish Dogs’ by Bead on The Acoustic Yard Radio Show program # 157 broadcast from the town of Westport, Ireland. The track opens up the 1 hour show of singer songwriters from Ireland hosted by David Dee Moore.
This is an original Bead song from Battle Stations album (2010) featuring the guitar work of one Boz Boorer. Get the audio here hyperurl.co/v3xzew
The full line up for this years Acoustic Yard music festival in Westport, Co Mayo has been announced. Delighted to be taking part on May 11th.
This 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 Spotify, Soundcloud 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 hyperurl.co/v3xzew cheers.