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Talking with singer/songwriter & author MiRVA
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Notes from the interview.
debut Jamendo EP: on jamendo
latest Jamendo 5-track EP: https://www.jamendo.com/en/list/a146711/get-ready
first album available at cduniverse.com
Tell us about your music and tell us what’s new!
Australian (1999) Swede via Scotland/London
just outside Sydney
Went to Australia on vacation, but ended up staying. Music brought her back to Europe
Flight of the Concords
rivalry is tongue-in-check
The first few albums are often more raw
Music for a long, long time
jazz background and musical theater
writing due to depression outlet
music is now a positive thing!
The Art of Soulful Living
not a spiritual book - about day-to-day positivity
woo woo: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=woo+woo
Tom uses Lorenzo’s Music as an outlet too!
use all your material!
What drew you to Creative Commons?
Kellee Maize article
People are buying things now too!
Why do you use the the two different licenses you use?
latest one is BY, one before that is BY-SA
letting go is the hardest part
podcasts, youtube, background for public places
The other time it came up: mos-emvy-150111-music-manumit-podcast
There will be other avenues to empower the independent musician
Who plays the instruments?
session musicians and worked with a producer on the last two
loves producing too!
Do you tour?
used to do a lot of that.
some gigs, but solo or duo. traveling with a band (and even gigging with a band) is expensive
How do you promote yourself?
networking! Groups (meetup.com is good in the USA)
being an artist is a business (if you are serious)
You have to reach out to people! You can just dump it places!
Doug is ok with it: “You are doing it wrong!”
No one is more passionate about your music than you! (maybe your mom...)
Snowflake (Emily Richards), Gurdonark, SackJo22, Admiral Bob
Any other projects beside book and music?
helping creative people.
mirva.org or the personal site: http://www.madelainevallin.com/
Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)?
She will put the word out!
Closing track: This is how we stand - CC BY-SA
When she made it, she thought it was never going to be a single. Most played and downloaded on Jamendo! Passionate love! We only have tonight.