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 SINGING, SONGWRITING, AMERICANA FOLKSLINGER

     Welcome 2021!  It's good to see you.

     New music coming!  Cutting tracks as we speak.  Excited to be working again with my childhood friend Dave Perazone remotely on drum tracks.  No time line for release as of yet, but it will be this year.

     
I will be releasing companion EP's.  One geared towards children and one that fits into that Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter thing that I do.  Of course, big people will enjoy the little people tunes too!

     I've been looking forward to releasing kid's music for years and I am excited that the time has arrived.
                                
     I haven't decided yet, in what form I will release this music.  I am thinking at first that I will release it as digital downloads available here on my website.  Maybe followed by putting it on custom USB drives.  When I get back on the road and playing gigs perhaps I'll have a few CD's printed.
                                                                                                                                               
     Let me know what your preferred way to enjoy music is and what you would like to see. 

     Unfortunately until this pandemic abates, I see what venues are still in existence and I am able to book new tours, my live performances will be rarer than a Pyrenean Ibex.  I am guessing that I will not have the opportunity to play live local gigs until this spring/summer when the warmer weather rolls around and we can gather out of doors and stay socially distant.                
                                                                                                                                          

     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  
                                                                      OR
         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 miss you and I hope to see you soon at a live show.
     Stay tuned . . .

     New announcement:  I am now enthusiastically using and endorsing
StedmanUSA products!  I recommend that you check them out.  The PureConnect Kit is great for cleaning all of your connection points in the studio and your instruments in a non-abrasive way.  Stedman's other studio essentials are extremely high quality, made in the U.S.A. and carry a lifetime warranty!  The Stedman ProScreen XL pop filter is the best pop filter that I have ever used. 


     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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