Category Archives: Music Business

Articles and insights into the music industry.

44K Streams in 90 Days

44,155 World Wide Streams Hello everyone. Today is the last day of the third quarter of 2019. One of the things I like to do is check my Spotify stats when I reach the end of another quarter. Praise God, … Continue reading

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Healing Prayer for Trumpet Quintet

Five Trumpet Piece I’ve only ever written three trumpet quintets so far. It’s an odd instrumentation to compose for; odd in more ways than just the number of players. One thing it does work nicely for is when you have … Continue reading

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Selling the Big Ones

Trumpets of Jubilee I woke up this morning with a notice that we had sold a copy of this composition. This is a very good sign. The bigger more advanced pieces are far more difficult to sell because the market … Continue reading

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U.T.E.P. Trumpet Ensemble at the N.T.C.

Voice of the Prophets There is a group of trumpet players who I have something very important in common with. They are students at the University of Texas at El Paso (U.T.E.P.) where I was a trumpet student in the … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Interlude

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Here is an original trumpet composition I wrote two years ago. The idea was to put into musical form what I hear as sounding like Thanksgiving to me. This trumpet ensemble piece is part of an informal … Continue reading

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No Concession Blues in Senior Recital

Cesar Hinojos, one of the trumpet students at U.T.E.P. (where I was a student in the 80’s) ended his senior recital with one of my original trumpet quartet pieces, No Concession Blues. Continue reading

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You Have to Keep Writing

I was lamenting the other day about how little book reading I’ve done in the past ten years. Most of the books I’ve read since I moved to Houston were borrowed from the library. For each book I own and … Continue reading

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