Hey everyone! I'm going to try something different in 2010. Every week, I'll be releasing a video of some sort. There'll be some acoustic performances of album tracks, some interesting covers, some behind-the-scenes studio footage, and videos from live shows. I'm also going to share my new songs this way, instead of the usual demo MP3s.
For my first installment, I wanted to share a brand new song I'm working on writing, called "Already There". It's not quite done yet, but that's the fun part of this format.
I should take this chance to invite you to subscribe to my YouTube channel, which is the main place I'll be posting these. You'll also be able to get to them on my Facebook page, which I'd be thrilled if you'd take the time to fan that up as well.
Enjoy, and let me know if there's anything you'd like to see me do with this project!
Since I frequently listen to your stuff on my iPod, though (and suspect that a lot of folks do), a pure YouTube approach is annoying to me. Maybe you could release an MP3 AND the video, or is that just too much work?
Definitely a concern, but at this point, there is no MP3 - I haven't recorded it yet. I'm going to try a different approach, and let the songs ferment in my mind a little before I record them, rather than having the recording be a part of the songwriting process itself. I may release some of them before the album comes out, but I haven't decided on that one yet.
I know just what Jon needs: a video podcast feed. You can either host the files yourself or on Mevio.com. The latter one might put ads before and after your videos, but they'll do the RSS feed logistics for you so that you can focus on your music.