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Rank #69 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Well then, ArtistSignal has (temporarily) thrown in the towel. As artists we do not have that option. We have to power through and find new ways of making a dollar every day.
AS provided a way to get to know one another and I for one have made friendships, right here, that will last a lifetime.
Artists have generously donated time to record a track for my EP 'Albumette' and again for my upcoming EP 'Getting There'. Artists who have sollicited my help in mixing and/or mastering their tracks got a special AS discount.
Let's continue on this path even if the 'green button' will no longer bring us anything. I did a short round of comments asking artists to like my facebookpage and several have already clicked that blue button. All of them have had the favor returned. Let's help each other grow our Facebook potential. Let's help each other grow our Spotify follower count. Let's subscribe to each others YouTube channels. There's so many ways we can still sponsor each other. Subscribe to each other's newsletters, blogs, Soundcloud feed.
Let's stay in touch.
If I remember correctly I was due $30+ for February. Usually AS pays out the 1st of the month. It is now the 7th. No payment has been made to my PayPal account. I know it's the same for many, if not ALL of you.
I did update in February, so I am active on the site. What's the hold up?
Myself and several other artists have requested our supporters to hold off on voting until AS addresses this (recurring) problem. Clicks are AS' bread and butter. Every vote is a click. Total clicks per month on AS average at over 60,000. My supporters not clicking will not hurt AS, maybe they won't even notice... at most my supporters can amass in clicks is a couple hundred. This flare will only (!) go off if every other artist requests their supporters to hold off on the green button.
We can email and Message them till we're blue in the face... the only thing that may work is a click strike. Make up your own minds. I know where I'll be if I don't get paid before the end of the month.
I have tried and tried and not been able to upload ANY music to ArtistSignal since they rolled out beta.artistsignal.com - very disappointing.
Meanwhile writing and recording demos for my new album came along great and I want to give you a chance to get some new music -free- from my Bandcamp account.
https://dutchcassidy.bandcamp.com/album/high-horse-songs-for-fawm17 is the address to go for an increasingly long list of songs I (hastily in some cases) recorded for fawm.org
I will be polishing up on the ones I choose to go on the album and the demo album High Horse will disappear in time, making room for the actual album with an as of yet unknown title.
O! bandcamp will ask you for an email address if you choose the $0 option. I will never NEVER !EVER! sell or share your email address with anyone. Giving out your emailaddress will only land you in my newsletter-subscribers which entitles you to MORE FREE MUSIC!
now go download!
Thank you so much for voting!
Every year when february comes round I take the whole month off to write and record an album of at least 14 songs. The previous years I have had loads of distractions (among which AS was a very big one!) and sometimes the album would consist of one take demos or hardly produced songs. Not all would be songs I would release.
This year is different, I will fill this album with 14 (if not more) songs that I will be proud to release somewhere in March of this year. All songs will be either re-recorded, re-mixed or re-mastered from the demo's you'll be streaming until the official release. I will personally make sure all tracks are of high quality and meet modern recording standards.
As a special deal for voters on ArtistSignal I will offer High Horse in a package with Getting There, the 5 song EP I have been recording over 2016. Buy one, get the other free! That's a total of 19 songs. I still have to work out a decent price point but am open to suggestions. Leave yours in the comments.
To each and all that voted during this month; Thanks for all your support! I do SO appreciate the time you take to help me and other struggling artists make a future for themselves.
Every year the month of February I take off from my regular jobs and hold off on booking gigs, just to be able to stretch myself to the very limit in writing a minimum of 14 songs in 28 days. www.fawm.org is a platform that offers one of the biggest challenges a writer can face; writing, recording and releasing a full album within the timespan of one month. If you're interested in following my progress, my handle on fawm.org is http://fawm.org/fawmers/dutch1967
I've been gigging all around the country lately. Wanna follow me on my road trips? Follow me on instagram.com/thedutchcassidy or facebook.com/thedutchcassidy
Happy New Year! Let's make 2017 count for us.
from Dutch, Gonnie and Willem
I'm not one to wear wristbands, especially the rubber kind. Seeing as ArtistSignal sent me a dozen or more of these with my Goody Box I was thinking how to get use out of them. I think I made out alright.
What other ways could I use these?
checkout my feed at instagram.com/thedutchcassidy
gimme a shout or follow and I'll follow right back!
Here's a little update on what I spent my Top Artist win on. Just bought a brand new Avantone PRO CV95 multipattern condensor microphone. This absolute gem will allow me to record crisper, cleaner vocals, more 'in yr face' guitars and best of all, coz of the low noise floor, will save me soooo much time in editing. The mic took a hefty chunk out of the $1000 I received from AS, but there was still some left to spend on EZ Drummer2 and some cool new plugins to (almost) complete the studio.
Thanks again to everyone who voted for making this purchase possible.
Opening the box ArtistSignal sent me. Lots of goodies!
The last video in this series. I think it's safe to say I have the #1 spot.
Thank you for a great ride, it's been amazing. Thank you for your loyalty, thank you for your support. It's your votes that have landed me on #1.
First up, thank you for voting. Secondly, thanks for getting me all the way into the Top10! And last but certainly not least; please make sure you collect any and all rewards you earned before the month is out.
With my debut EP 'Albumette' going into a second print run after selling like hotcakes during gigs and after receiving extensive airplay - a new EP with the working title 'Getting There' in the works - and a collaboration with a British songwriter, whose 11th album I will be co-writing, recording and producing - I have little time to vote, let alone to do these updates. I apologise for not keeping you all informed on the latest.
The very latest is a song I recorded for www.fawm.org is featured on Stephen Wordsmith's second album 'Tintinnitus' which is free to download from bandcamp using this link; https://stephenwordsmith.bandcamp.com/album/tintinnitus
The album is a collection of 15 songs for which Stephen Wort, a lyricist from new Zealand wrote the (very clever!) words and for which an assortment of artists composed the music for and recorded. These range from 2015 to 2016. My contribution, The Odds, about a motley poker crew, is from February 2015.
Hope you enjoy!
All my voters, friends, supporters, thank you for sticking with me for yet another month.
2016 promises to be bountiful. Let's make it count!
At long last it's here! With generous input from Jo Pil, TerryLynn Melody on backing vocals and Phil Doublet on dobro, my four track EP "Albumette" is available from all major online stores and at www.dutchcassidy.com
Wowie! You got me all the way to the Top10! I'm just so honored to have all you guys' support.
Voting is just one half of this equation though, the rewards I offer for all those votes are yours only if you claim them on time. ArtistSignal will reset your vote dial to zero when the new month comes around. Get them downloads in NOW! There'll be plenty of new goodies coming next month for those who decide to stay with us.
Take care now,
YEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAWWW! You've been voting like maniacs! If it wasn't enough to be in the Top20, you quickly had me in the Top10 at #8. Who knows what the rest of the month brings...
I've added an extra reward for all the voters that bottomed out in the gift basket. My recently released single "Dog" is now a reward for all those multi-mega-monster voters! Go grab it!
Just a quick little update to say thank you to all of you that vote for me. Your support is greatly appreciated! A special mention of three voters that got in so many they were able to claim several rewards at once. Suzanne Smith, Mel Jackson and Rebecca Henderson, I hope you enjoy the songs you downloaded! It makes me very proud to know my songs (OK, OK, and one of Kylie's) are being played all around the world.
I was just rummaging through my archives and found this little video of me playing my song Big Sky in a crowded bar in The Hague (Netherlands). Big Sky will be on my soon-to-be-released EP 'Albumette'.
My fans, friends, voters and supporters ab-so-lute-ly RAWK! Too bad they're shy... Look what a supporter (who wishes to remain anonymous) sent me; an animated video for one of the songs on Nothing To It But To Do It!! Such a cute video it is too! I haven't been able to stop playing it since I received it.
Just wanted to say thanks to all of you for voting and supporting me this last month and the months before. I'm finishing up the EP "Albumette" which will feature the single "Dog" which was recently released.
I've seen a lot of you are claiming your rewards, I'm so proud a lot of my music is finding it's way into your homes. To hold you over until "Albumette" is released I put the EP "Nothing To It, But To Do It" on ArtistSignal too. This EP contains songs written for the February Album Writing Month challenge. The challenge in this is to write 14 songs in 28 days. Of the 17 I wrote that month I selected 4 to appear on the little album and added one bonus track (I Love You, Goodbye), co-written with my dear friend Timothy Ray Echols. It sells for $4.00 on bandcamp, same on here.
The EP "Nothing To It, But To Do It" will be a reward for November, only 150 votes will get you a free download! That's 5 a day... Seem much? Like I always say; Nothing to it. Do it!
Here's a little video I threw together for the first single off 'Albumette'.
You can download "Dog" from iTune, Spotify and DEEZER.com
Stay tuned for more videos.
Did I tell you ArtistSignal Artist Of The Month Jo Pil sang backing vocals for my single "Dog"? I didn't? Shame on me!
here's a little taste; https://soundcloud.com/dutch-songwriter/dutch-cassidy-dog-fragment-website-promo
You wanna hear Jo rock those ooohs and aaahs together with my sweetheart Sandra Diemel, you'll just have to visit my brand spankin' new website at www.dutchcassidy.com
Track is available fron iTunes, Sprotify and my personal favorite www.deezer.com
YeeeeeeeHaaaawwww! Today I release the first single off my upcoming EP 'Albumette'.
The single titled 'Dog' is available on iTunes and Deezer, links are on my brand spankin' new website; http://www.dutchcassidy.com
Email addresses will be opened soon, drop me line for info or to book me for a show!
So, to hold you over until my single 'Dog' and the EP 'Albumette' are released, I posted a cover of Kylie Minogue's 'Slow'.
Go stream it and if you like it, download for 35 votes. Which is peanuts. For a song of this level of sexiness.
There'll be more covers and cowritten songs in the album I posted it in. Some day. Probably.
Hello friends, voters, fans! I've been burning the candle on both ends these last weeks. Recording a brand new EP with 4 of my songs, getting artwork and content together for the website to accompany it and visiting and selecting locations for different videoshoots for clips to go with the EP.
Also I've been very busy with the production process for a new single by one of the artists I mentor AND I've been voting like a lunatic for my friend artistsignal.com/jopiltunes who currently resides at #1.
Hard work always pays off is what I was taught, and low and behold, last night, just before going to bed I saw Dutch Cassidy had made #19! You people voted me all the way from the lower ranks to the frontpage of this site! Thanks so much for your support.
Keep up the voting, keep it rock'n'roll!
Hey everybody! Let me start by thanking all of you, fans, voters and friends for your amazing support this past month. You have helped me reach #29 where in recent months I got stuck somewhere around #85. Your hard work banging that green button is very much appreciated and I would be immensely grateful if you would show me the same fabulous support next month.
Everyone that voted for me enough times has a reward coming, the early takers will maybe even get two new songs. Remember, these recordings aren't EVER going to be published anywhere else but right here on Artist Signal! Get yours today and keep 'em in a safe place so when I finally get inducted in the Rock'N'Roll Hall of Fame, you will be able to boast you were with me from the beginning!
I have some exciting (to me at least) news to share with all of you soon, the picture below is a tiny indicator something is up - more in a future Update.
Last but not least I'd like to ask for your help, your votes, to aide a very talented young lady from Poland, my good friend Jo Pil. Jo has a good shot at winning September's Grand Prize and needs all the votes she can get. it would be very much appreciated if you'd sling her a vote every time you give me one. Her link is; artistsignal.com/jopiltunes Bookmark it and keep slapping that Green Button!
Thanks for having my back in this amazing musical adventure.
Dear friends, fans and voters, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your continued support for my music!
I have been working hard on a new EP featuring some of my original songs and will be releasing this at end of summer. Right now though, I need a break from work, recording, gigging and familiar surroundings. This next week I will be in retreat in the Swedish island Öland where I will stay in a cottage in the middle of nowhere, devoid of phone, internet and any other responsibilities but to make breakfast and walk a mile and a half to get strawberries. And to write some new songs!
What all this means is I will not be voting for any of you this week, I sincerely hope you will find it in your heart to throw me one every once in a while, I will surely make things up to you in the last week of June when I return to everyday life, ringing phones and bleeping computers... ;)
Here's to all of you who have had my back for so long! Skål! See you in ten days!
Dutch Cassidy (J Olav van der Spree)
My #1 streamed song Engagement Ring off the album FAWM15 is now available for download. Vote for me 15 times and get a FREE download! Thanks to all for their continued support!
Hey everyone! First up, thanks so much for voting and taking the time to support my songwriting. This month I entered the FAWM.org songwriting challenge, this consists of pledging to write 14 songs during the month of February. These songs will go toward your own album. That also explains what that acronym means; February Album Writing Month. We'll just have to see if I make it all the way to 14 this month, but I like my odds ;) My handle on FAWM.org is dutch1967, look me up!
As a special thank you to all voters on ArtistSignal.com I'm posting the songs I write and record for the cahllenge to my playlist on ArtistSignal. All songs will be Stream Only until I figure out which ones I want to include in the album. I'm considering making Rewards out of some or all of them.
Hope all you have a great day, overhere the sun is out for the first time in days. What am I doing writing this update and recording rockabilly songs? I gotta get out there!
Best of luck to all of you!
I added a couple new songs to my album "The Öland Sessions". All these songs were written and recorded when in retreat on the beautiful Swedish island of Öland, using nothing but my newly bought acoustic guitar and a glorified dictaphone. I'm in the middle of recording an EP which will include two of these.