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     I hope you all are staying healthy and participating in social distancing during these ongoing crazy times.
     Unfortunately until this pandemic abates, my live performances will be rarer than a Pyrenean Ibex.  I am guessing that I will not have the opportunity to play live gigs until springtime and warmer weather rolls around.                                                                                                                                                                    That being said, 
I have been writing some new songs and I'm beginning to plan, get organized, and get ready to hit the switch and do some recording.  I am not sure in what form I will make these new recordings in this new and changed environment of music listening we find ourselves in.                                    
     So many people no longer have CD players.  Some download music, some stream (Which is great for the streaming companies.  Not so much for the artists and writers.).  Some have embraced vinyl.                                                                                                                                                   
     Let me know what your preferred way to enjoy music is.                                                                                                                               
     In the interim, I've posted 2
new covid-19 era song videos on my "Video" page that I shot down and dirty in my studio with my iPad.  Check out "It's a Mad, Mad World" and "Circus On the Hill" and I hope you enjoy!

     Like so many of us self-employed independent artists, I am looking to keep some sort of income coming in.  If you are able to and would like to, please check out my album downloads from the drop-down menu under "MUSIC/DOWNLOADS" in the menu above and my "WEB STORE".  If you like what you see and hear, pick something up.  It sure would help out and be greatly appreciated!                                                                           
     If you would like me to sign or personalize anything, just let me know.

     Another way you could help out in these challenging economic times is by contributing to my "VIRTUAL TIP JAR".
     Two ways to do so would be - 

                                           Venmo: Bruce-Mandel-Songwriter  
         Click the PayPal button below (please choose "personal payment" option)



     While streaming my music is cool and appreciated, streaming revenue is measured in fractions of pennies and, well, you get it.  According to an article published by Visual Capitalist titled "How Many Music Streams Does it Take to Earn a Dollar?", Spotify pays $00.00437 per stream.  That is 229 streams to earn $1.00.  Now, I can tell you that I earn between $00.0017 - $00.003 from one Spotify stream.  Not sure why I get different amounts per stream.  You Tube - 1, 449 streams to earn $1.00.                                                                                                                                                                          
     Streaming music was an $8.8 billion dollar industry in 2019!                                                                                                                                   
     You get the idea.                                                                                                                                                                                                
     Directly purchasing my music through my website means much more money actually makes it to my pocket — when I need it most.                                           

     That said, if you are struggling like many of us are, your money is no good here. 
     If you would like a little pick me up, if your day needs a smile, pick a song or an album that connects with you, 
drop me a line right here through my website by clicking on "CONTACT" above on any page, and give me an email address where I can send you some mp3 files.
     Most importantly, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay home. 
     I will miss you and I hope to see you soon at a live show.
     Stay tuned . . .

     Lyrically driven acoustic based music built upon a diverse sonic landscape! 

     I love to play house concerts! 
     House concerts are the emotional anchors of every tour. 
     I would love to come play an intimate acoustic concert for you, your family, and your friends. 
     Have you been thinking about hosting a House Concert?  Curious about how a House Concert works?  Click on House Concerts in the menu above to find out more.  If you have any questions or you are ready to start planning a House Concert, contact me.  I am here to answer your questions and to help you with your House Concert planning. 
     Together we can create lasting memories with a unique one of a kind musical gathering.

     Take a look around.  Do some exploring.  Listen to some tunes, watch a video & check out my performance calendar so you can catch me live.

          Thanks for visiting and supporting independent music. Come back again soon!

     Peace ...... Bruce

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