The latest thing:
Thank you for listening.
That’s the main thing I want you to know. Whoever you are, thank you for supporting music. Live music, recorded music, songwriters, performers, all of it.
There is lots of music out there, so much that you never need pay to hear it. So I will not ask you to. That’s something you can do if you so choose.
Instead, I have a request. I would dearly appreciate hearing from you. Knowing that this music has reached you is the fuel I need to keep on making more.
For artists, it often feels like we’re sending our beloved works out into the void, never knowing if they found homes. Getting even a little comment on social media like “Hey, I liked that song!” makes us feel like we’re on the right track.
Yes, we’d be making the music anyway. But just like when we’re performing in front of an audience, we brighten up when people are dancing, singing along, tapping their feet, or even simply facing our direction. You can have that same impact on us from anywhere, and it fuels our fire.
If you’re feeling generous, perhaps you could share the music with someone you think will enjoy it. Not every sound is for everyone, so sometimes it takes a little wandering around to find its fans.
And a new listener is valuable in ways that a few extra bucks cannot be. Listeners make all the difference everywhere there is music. Without listeners, we would be lost.
You are the most important part in all this. So thank you for listening.