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Music Ownership may be on the Rise

It is sad that the average music "lover" loves music so little they decline to support it. This is a thing we MUST change. If you love your kids you feed them. If you don't, well they get taken away. As musicians, we have been very silly in thinking that if we keep feeding our… Continue reading Music Ownership may be on the Rise

Benedict Roff-Marsh

Palais Matinee

Palais Matinee is about the early Classic era of movies. How enthralled audiences were to go to matinee movies where they could be whisked from their daily lives into stories of Egyptian Mummies, Cowboys, Detectives… We start the album with a rather lackluster pre-show performance from the local pit orchestra. It is a shame that… Continue reading Palais Matinee

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How do I make a song if I have the words in my head but I don’t have knowledge in music making?

I see this Q so often that it seemed I should have a formal answer here too. There is the orig Q I answered on Quora How do I make a song if I have the words in my head but I don't have knowledge in music making? Now most people will give a list… Continue reading How do I make a song if I have the words in my head but I don’t have knowledge in music making?

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False Gods & Easy Roads – Do you follow them? Are you giving your Best?

No this isn't about religion as such. It is about how things that we are doing may be things that people before us have seen happen before and warned against. Yet on we go with strategies that have failed before as though they will work otherwise for us. Moses went up the mountain - did… Continue reading False Gods & Easy Roads – Do you follow them? Are you giving your Best?

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Why breaching Copyright is so wrong – understanding Intellectual Property

From a couple of Q asked on Quora asking why: making derivative works - chewing up someone else's song - was not ok (asked in tones suggesting it should be ok - with no cost attached)the usual one-eyed, won't we all get sued seeing every note or every melody has been done before This was… Continue reading Why breaching Copyright is so wrong – understanding Intellectual Property

All or Nothing Thinking
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All or Nothing – the dangers of an extreme mindset

I have had cause to observe this many times, particularly in the last 10 years. It used to be that while we desired great good fortune, we accepted that there is probably somewhere between here & there that we can be considering as a happy outcome. If nothing else, living is in the daily journey.… Continue reading All or Nothing – the dangers of an extreme mindset