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Official Release: “Save Yourself”

So this new song, “Save Yourself” is not that new.  I wrote it years ago and released it as a demo, which is why it may sound familiar. I took it back in the studio with my good friend Chris Walke on pedal steel and Amery Schmeisser as Producer. They really helped transform and evolve the song.

I’m pretty excited about it and now it’s yours, if you want it.

Click to find it on your favorite digital platform. It would mean a lot if you shared it with someone.

If you’re into CDs (cool!), just msg me on FB or email me and I’ll send you a custom CD with this song and a new demo!

“Save Yourself” Lyrics:

And if I were a better man
I would help you through
Your master plan
If I could – I would

And if I were a stronger man
I would lift you up
I would hold your hand
If I could – I would
One more time

Save me from the urge
To keep trying to save you from yourself
Cause I just need to know
That the game we play
Cannot be won or lost – just played

And if I were a better man
I would lift you up
I would hold your hand
If I could – I would
One more time

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Gigable New Music

New Music – July 2019

At Gigable, we spend a serious amount of time listening to new artists. Every week we find, listen and curate dozens of emerging artists.

Why do we do this? Well, for one, we love music. It’s really a miracle to continually find such talented musicians and songwriters. Just when we thought we heard it all, here comes a new voice or style.

Here’s a list of some our favorite finds on the Gigable blog.

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Music

Music is changing, here’s why…

As a musician, songwriter and co-founder of Gigable, I hear a lot of people saying there is “no good music these days.”

What really strikes me is that I think it’s the opposite!  There’s more great music being produced every day than any other time in history. It’s just that the traditional ways to discover pop music are broken – or perhaps obsolete.

My wife asked me the other day, “who’s the next Rolling Stones?”
Well, when Brit-Pop-Blues-Rock comes back for a solid 10-20 years, there will be another Rolling Stones.

The bands from the 60s and 70s that made it big are a household brand, just like Coke. Two generations of music fans were spoon-fed very few options – and it stuck with them. 

There’s over 100 million songs that have been recorded. How will you pick the ones you listen to for the next 20-30 years?

Tag #newmusicbiz on Twitter and let me know your thoughts!
@mechlin

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Gigable New Music

How we’re building the future of independent music

4 years ago, I set off on a journey and launched Gigable with a few close colleagues. As a consumer service, I knew this was going to be a huge mountain to climb with some rough terrain. I wasn’t wrong.

Since 2014, we’ve produced dozens of shows in 6 states, launched a streaming app and turned on many people to new music. And we’re just getting started.

We’re planning v2.5 for the app, which will feature many more shows and artists and provide a very robust listening experience. We’re also very excited to be working with Amazon Web Services to launch a touring analytics feature that will help artists, promoters and venues optimize their touring plans.

Stay tuned for more! You can also get on my list to get early access to new music and VIP things.

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    Music

    2017 Revenues for Music Streaming (U.S.)

    Streaming revenue in the U.S. has been growing all recorded music revenues since 2015. It was on a downward trend from 2000-2014.

    2017 Music Streaming Revenues (U.S.)

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    For The Good Music

    The Music Modernization Act has been signed into law!

    MMA has been signed with a unanimous vote from House and Senate.

    The bottom line for the MMA is a single source of truth with a single database (blockchain anyone?) for all mechanical licenses. This is a major change in copyright treatment and a giant step in the right direction for songwriters and collaborators. Digital streaming services can now use a single master license for all music.

    Producers and Engineers are also able to get compensated directly by SoundExchange now as the AMP Act was part of the new law.

    Read more on SoundExchange…

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    Lyrics

    “Somewhere” Lyrics

    I’m drivin’ somewhere
    And you’re cryin’ somewhere
    And if time brings us together
    We’ll make it through another day

    Well it’s just a mad race
    And there is no finish line
    Yes, you’re in a mad race
    And there is no medal in the first place

    I’ll never want
    To leave you all alone
    I’ll be right next to you
    Out there – somewhere

    You might be, killing yourself
    Trying to achieve a perfect day
    Reaching for that oasis
    Only to find a wicked mirage

    I think the fences that we build
    For our own security
    Keep out the people who
    Who we need the most

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    Gigable

    It’s About The Show

    At Gigable, we’ve been riffing on the idea of improving the app to get hyper-focused on shows. Making it more social, building anticipation and buzz for the people planning to attend. The problem we are ultimately solving with Gigable is connecting more music fans with emerging artists.

    When it comes to smaller, “local” shows, we’ve learned that people mostly decide to go for these reasons: 1) support the artists, 2) a night out, 3) joining the party. It’s a different purpose than the big concert – different from the reasons people spend $100 on a ticket and drive an hour to the big arena.

    Would love to hear your thoughts!

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    Gigable Startups

    From Big Data to Big Break

    The amazing people at Vertical Trail have partnered up with Gigable to innovate a big data solution on Amazon Web Services.

    Check out this article!

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    Gigable Music New Music

    “Americana Nights”

    Starting in March 2018, Gigable will be producing a series of shows at River Street Tavern in East Dundee, IL.

    Americana Nights is a series of live shows featuring the best and brightest up and coming talent in these genres – Roots/Americana/Alt-Country/Folk. The shows will be on Sundays or Wednesdays with an occasional Friday or Saturday depending on the artist.

    River Street Tavern is fantastic American-style restaurant/bar. The performance room can seat 80 comfortably with a max capacity of 100. They have a roomy elevated stage that will host dozens of artists over the coming months.

    Reserved seats for the shows will start at $7.

    For tickets and playlists, download the free Gigable app: http://bit.ly/2tWMVjf

    $25 VIP Passes Available ($50 Value)