Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Apple Music

Apple Music will debut this coming Tuesday. It looks interesting. Supposedly, they'll earn artists slightly more than other streaming music services, largely because they won't offer a free streaming tier with lower quality sound and commercials. Like most other services, they'll charge $9.99 a month but they're giving potential customers a three month free trial period. I doubt most people will switch to Apple Music from Spotify just because doing so will give musicians a tiny bit more money for their creations, but it would be nice to think many folks would do just that. Who knows. Interestingly, many music fans actually seem to be gravitating toward higher level sound in the form of vinyl and CD-quality (or better) streaming and download rates. 

I was hoping to have a free day Monday to do a lot of writing, recording, and mixing, but that won't be the case unfortunately. Most of Tuesday is out now, too. Not sure what the rest of the week will have in store. I have a new song about half recorded/written and I'm anxious to get back to it. I'm still thinking that if I go ahead with the Book Of Kills subscription thing that the first offering will be a 7-9 track exclusive E.P. I have five finished tracks now.

“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.”  -- J. M. Barrie, The Little Minister