Tryumf’s 777 (2009 refit): so hot it burns…

As a matter of course, I only accept a handful of new-release CDs for That’s because many new artists still underestimate how much work is actually required to promote their music. Interestingly they still seem suprised when the album/EP/single doesn’t do as well as they had hoped… Tryumf‘s CDs are always the exception to the rule.  Ghetto Scripture was the first CD to sell … Continue reading Tryumf’s 777 (2009 refit): so hot it burns…

Secret moves, partially revealed…

I’ve got to be a bit more careful with my Facebook status updates.

You just never know who’s reading, and – more importantly – how they’re going to respond.

Secret Moves

One lovely afternoon a short while ago, I was making really good progress on some of my projects.

I was so chuffed that in the heat of the moment I wrote something like ‘making secret UKG moves’ as my Facebook status update.


Background: I post several status updates a day on Facebook and Twitter, the vast majority of which are links pointing out a lot of the good work that people do out there.

I also post random notes about more mundane stuff happening around me.  As you do.  The ‘making moves’ update was one I thought no one would notice, let alone respond to.

Less than a minute after posting it, I get a few ‘tell us’ responses, which – strange as it sounds – caught me totally by surprise.

Moves revealed

I told that nosy lot they had to wait, and pointed to the (rather obvious) clue in the  status update: the word ‘secret’…

But now, I can let a few little kittens out of a rather big bag:

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Random – Fact V Fable (2): Mainstream v Christian Lyrics

Fable: The ‘mainstream’ will get turned off by overtly Christian messages and lyrics. Fact: the evidence suggests otherwise. In an age where Kanye West‘s hard core Hip-hop image didn’t prevent him from releasing ‘Jesus Walks’, and DMX was happy to put out ‘Lord Give Me A Sign‘, and over here people are happy to go properly mad for songs with titles like ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees … Continue reading Random – Fact V Fable (2): Mainstream v Christian Lyrics ‘How many of my CDs have you sold…?’

LightbulbI used to get asked this a lot.

It was one of the reasons why I set up the ‘What’s Selling’ page on

It’s a fair question, but one that probably needs more space than I can give it here.

So, if you’re an artist looking to submit your music and need an idea of how well your CDs can sell, here are some good tips for you: Continue reading “ ‘How many of my CDs have you sold…?’”