New Music From Josh

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17 Responses

  1. Josh says:

    Thanks so much Michael! And anyone else who takes time to listen, and especially share, thank you!

  2. Michael says:

    Josh,

    My pleasure…love to see people doing their dreams…

  3. Officerhoppy says:

    Josh
    That’s awesome! Where did you record it? How long did it take? Is it on streaming devices or CD.

    As one musician to another, Good job man.

    And to you to Michael for promoting Josh’s work

  4. Josh says:

    Hop – I recorded it in my bedroom on a laptop. I played all the instruments, did all the voices, etc. All me, DIY to the bone.
    I only have it streaming. It should be up on all the major platforms at this point.

  5. Michael says:

    Officerhoppy,

    I love sharing what folks are doing…it’s the best use of this platform to me.

  6. Officerhoppy says:

    Josh
    Did you go thru CDBaby? What did it cost you? I’m getting ready to upload a recording next week. Going thru cdbaby

    And advice?

  7. Josh says:

    I should also say – this is the first single. I have finished the whole album which will be out later this summer.
    The album started about the people who die on Everest, there bodies stuck up there in the ice like landmarks for future adventurers.
    Then, my marriage ended and the project went on hold. A friend told me to just keep writing, that Everest for me was my divorce. Write an album about surviving that. So I started back up with that in mind.
    In total, the album is about lost love and the blossoming of new love. About parenthood. About losing faith and finding it again. In my mind, its an allegory for the prodigal son story.

  8. Josh says:

    I did use cdbaby. I’ve used it in the past for band releases and found it very simple. This time, I had a lot invovled as songwriter, publisher, etc, and the legal side is proving very difficult. Price is still extremely reasonable. The whole Pro Publishing option is available for $50 a song, or like $300 for a full album. If you aren’t concerned abut the royalties, publishing, etc, it is much cheaper (like $10 a song) and probably much easier.

  9. Officerhoppy says:

    Josh
    Will you have any cover tunes or all originals? I had to obtain mechanical license for the worship tunes. I don’t think I needed to, but I got mechanicals for the other two song writers, Roby Duke and Bob Bennett.

    We are having an accompanying podcast where Bob and I have interviews with Roby’s family members and fellow musicians like John Patitucci.

    We’re just trying to reintroduce some of Roby’s music to people.

  10. Josh says:

    Sounds cool Hoppy. I look forward to hearing it.

    There are two covers, but I’m having a rough time getting them cleared. I may just go with originals.

  11. Duane Arnold says:

    Josh

    Congrats! Well done!

  12. Josh says:

    Thanks Duane!

  13. Officerhoppy says:

    Josh
    Mechanicals are easy. If you don’t already know this, Go thru “easy songs”. $20.00 a song. Got mechanicals in 2 days.

  14. Officerhoppy says:

    Regardless, I know the satisfied (and sometimes anxious) feeling of completing a recording project. So, enjoy it!

  15. JD says:

    Congratulations on the new songs and completely getting them out. Wish I could do that!

  16. Shawn says:

    Josh and Hoppy,

    Glad for you guys. Do I hear Arctic Monkey influences Josh? It is hard to tell right now because I am using a pair of crummy earbuds. BTW very interesting the conceptual vision of your Album (both the initial and extended visions).

    While I love writing lyrics and making music I do not enjoy the mixing and mastering process at all.

    To be honest I am not much of guitar player or singer for that matter. I have been told I keep weird timing. But I give it a go regardless.

    I share my music on BandLab. It as an easy way to chronicle my music for my children when I one day expire. It is also a way for me to quickly record ideas that come to me before they are gone.

    I enjoy the interaction with other musicians especially those who write great songs but never any lyrics. I love the challenge of trying to write lyrics based on their title. Recently I did one about attempting to colonize Europa (one of Jupiter’s Moons).

    Interestingly, it has always allowed me opportunities to share the faith in unconventional ways.

    Glad to see others on this site and who I enjoy reading their comments are making music too. Keep on fellas!

  17. josh says:

    JD and Shawn – Thanks for checking it out.

    Just keep creating, you know? I feel like God built me this way. Making art is part of who I am. Whether anyone else ever listens, I have to keep creating. Working through all the issues around mixing / producing/ distributing has been great practice.

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