The Social Experience......Helping the Unsigned Artist Get Heard!!!
My purpose in creating this group is for song writers-discussion and sharing.
I say life is a melody. Sometimes its crazy, sometimes its just as just as calm and sweet as a love song. And, every song I write has meaning, and a personal touch from somewhere inside.
Latest Activity: Jan 19
I've written songs sense childhood, and for me, they served as a personal diary. I never kept a diary like most girls did. Some of my songs were about love. Some were the most hateful things you ever read. I can't really say I've ever really written one creatively. The closest I've come to creative writing in a song is taking feelings I've had from another time or situation in my life, taken it out of context, and built upon it. "Cry" is an example of that, as well as "Rock The Night."
Hey, I submitted WATCHING THE TIME PASS BY to The Akademia Indie Music Awards In the Pop genre for the month of May, & here are the results.Taken from the message I received today:We are pleased to inform you that, upon initial review by our judging panel, your music submission has been officially nominated for the May 2013 Akademia Music Award in your category. There were hundreds of submissions to consider, so it is a great accomplishment to advance to this stage. Please be sure to visitwww.TheAkademia.comon Awards Day May 15, 2013 to view the winners and final results.I will let you know in one week if I have won.Spread the word!Continue
I got a lot done today!I finished up all release information on CD baby, finally. Jeesh! Didn't think I would ever get through that. They have a lot of information they want you to fill in sense they also sell on-site. Then there were technical problems, so I ended up calling them a few times over the past few days. I got the licensing for the cover song on the album, did some building for the physical album, and came here to update my profile. Now, all thats left is to upload a digital download onto my webgsite. Then, I'll be good to go. But, sense its 1:41am, I think I'll save that part for tomorrow. Wow, this two days kinda remind me of the two days it took me to make the coming soon video and build my web site from scratch all within one week. Its been crazy, but worth it.Continue
Taken from an email I received from a good Friend.Hello, Cheryl Boutz!Hi! As many of you know I support independent bands and scout for major label executives like the ones in my photo section here on The Spotlight Zone. So I am writing to tell you that Reverbnation finally admitted to me that people who buy their ⌠tools■ and use them are the ones that get higher rank on their site. This came after I complained about being knocked off the #1 national position in all genres in the Virgin Islands by someone with much lower stats. Now the only reason that I even care about rank on that site is that I occasionally invite people to this site to be heard and possibly referred to a major label for free. So I want them to get a good impression on RN. But I know that most of you use RN to promote your music and think that your chart position is based on the quality of your music. It▓s NOT! Many of you are proud of your chart position. But why? No one is really judging your music on the RN staff nor can your friends rank your tunes there. So the people above you on the charts are there because they buy these so called ⌠tools■ from the site and it gives them a higher rank. Here is just part of what Reverbnation sent me back when I told them that someone with much lower stats took over my position on their charts."There is no "excuse" for you being knocked out with lower stats because the total number of stats you have has nothing to do with your chart position. If the other artist in question has promoted more efficiently using ReverbNation tools in the last 2 weeks, then they would be ranked above you, no matter the total number. The charts are designed to show the success, again of ONLY using ReverbNation tools, in the last two weeks." - RN employeeSo now you know!And, ReverbNation told me the reason I was remoed from MY Number 1 chart postiion TWICE was due to suspicions of my buying plays or obtaining fraudulant fan growth from third party sites, which they have no proof…Continue
Hey Guys,As you all know, my album is coming soon, almost finished and the time is near for release. So, I've been making some new updates to my web page, and I would like to ask if you would please visit,http://www.cherylboutz.com Please sign my guestbook while you are there, join my mailing list for updates, and start a discussion in the community forum, (listed as a subpage under community.) This evening, i will be placing links to the forum and blog directly on the community page so it will be easier to find, as I know that subpage dropdown minus can be hard to find and easy to overlook sometimes. I will also be adding a special group discussion page for the Magical Melody group for those who would like to join it there as well.Thanks you guys for your support, and be sure to ask your friends to please support Cheryl Boutz.Continue