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The End Of The Street (free single)

Today we’re releasing another (free) brand new track! The End Of The Street, a sad, bluesy, song about a love affair that went wrong. You can listen for free (streaming) at Drooble or BandCamp. The free download is available at BandCamp.

Download from Bandcamp:
https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/track/the-end-of-the-street

The track was recorded at our home recording studio, the ZolderStudio (LoftStudio).It’s the first new release recorded at the new studio!

It took about a year to finish this song. After writing the initial first verse and chorus and recording it on a smartphone we’ve been working on it off and on. The first acoustic versions were recorded but we didn’t like them. Rewrote part of the lyrics and rerecorded it in a ‘full band setting’.

Recording details:
Drums, Bass – Digitech Trio
Guitars, Vocals, Keyboard – Rudy
DAW: Ardour

There are only 200 free downloads/month available at BandCamp. If you’d like to, however, you can support us by paying a small fee! We’d really appreciate that!

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Solid Rock Blues Band hits the charts at Drooble!

The album “Morning Ritual” by the Solid Rock Blues Band hit the charts straight away after it’s  release on Drooble. Three out of the four songs on the EP were in the Blues charts the day after the album was released.

We’re very happy about this of course and hope the tracks will be played even more of course.

Read more about the new EP (click here) or visit the Drooble Blues Charts:
https://drooble.com/charts/genres/blues

Want to support the Solid Rock Blues Band project? You can listen (or buy!) the album (HQ digital download) at BandCamp for only US$2.00.

https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/morning-ritual

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Little Girl (You’re Making Me Cry) now charting at Drooble

Shortly after it’s release our latest single, “Little Girl”, made it to the folkcharts at Drooble. The song is  ranking at #13 at the moment but even made it to #12 yesterday.

Listen to Little Girl at SoundCloud


WEEKLY STAFF PICKS

The song was also selected by the Drooble Team for the weekly playlist (Week 46) by the Drooble Team. We’re very honored the Drooble Team picked the song for their Weekly Playlist (click here).

SECOND CHARTING SINGLE

This is the second single from the album “Radio Rejects” that made it to the Drooble Charts. The first single, “No Limit (On Love)”, reached #7 on the blues charts.

RADIO REJECTS

The album “Radio Rejects” was released on November 14,2018. Click here to read more about the album. The album, including three bonus tracks, is available for free(!) at BandCamp and for free streaming at many other websites.

BANDCAMP [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Includes three, exclusive, bonus tracks!

https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/radio-rejects

REVERBNATION
At Reverbnation, you will get 6 tracks for US$ 5.00

https://www.reverbnation.com/5458791/album/214245

AUDIOMACK
https://audiomack.com/album/solid-rock-blues-band/radio-rejects

SOUNDCLOUD
https://soundcloud.com/barkingaunts/sets/srbb-radio-rejects-pre-release

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Get free plays at Drooble

How to get into the Charts at Drooble

How do you get your songs in the Drooble Charts? Is there a fee involved? Special tricks to promote your songs? I’ve had some successful charting songs at Drooble and basicly it’s pretty easy. Remember the piece about getting plays on Bandcamp (read here). The same principles apply!

To get started you will need an account at Drooble. Click here to join (free, no strings attached!). After that, fill in your (band)profile, and become an active member. You can upload a few pictures. Start introducing yourself, give people some feedback or “applaud” their posts. Listen to songs posted by others.

You will need to become an active member because activity will earn you KARMA points. You will need these KARMA points to get radio plays. Because, as soon as you submit a song for radio play you will be “charged” 100 KARMA points. So, you will be “paying” Drooble (and the other artists) with your time and activity. That’s all. Other than that, you won’t need to spend a dime.

SUBMIT YOUR SONG TO DROOBLE RADIO

As soon as you have 100 KARMA you can upload a song for Radio. During the process you can submit it (for the Drooble Radio). They will listen to it and depending on the quality of your song will accept it (or not!). As long as it’s not clipping, has a reasonable audio quality and can be considered at least a regular, full, song, it will be accepted.

CHARTS? SETTINGS OF YOUR SONG!

Before uploading the song, do some research! Look at the charts and the available categories. Pick the one your songs suit best and tag the song with these categories. The first one you choose is the chart you will be listed on as soon as you get (some) plays.

Drooble Charts and Radio plays

This is also important for the radio plays. Because, people can set their preferred listening style at Drooble Radio. If you post a hip-hop song as country, people won’t listen but skip it right away.

PUT IT UP ON THE WALL

Now, once you done. post it on your Wall! Like I did here.

Make sure you put it in some suitable categories when you post it and uses a few tags that fit the song.

This will make people curious, they’ll give it a play (getting your to the charts!), give feedback (applaud their feedback, respond to it. It will give you even more KARMA!).

THE WEEK STARTS ON SUNDAY

It’s all a numbers and planning game. The week starts on Sunday at Drooble. So post it on Sunday (or Saturday evening). Soon you might see you song going up in the charts.

Our new song, No Limit (On Love) went straight in to the charts soon after posting it on the wall. It even went higher up when it was accepted for radio-play on Drooble.

SHARE IT ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YOUR WEBSITE

Make sure you share the link at Drooble on social media. Email your friends the link, share it on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN. Make sure you have a “promotion plan” and work it!

Our song, for example, can be found at this link: https://drooble.com/l/19444

SAY THANKS – PLAY OUR SONG 🙂

Hope this article was of help and good luck with your promotion on Drooble! Remember, it’s free and fun! Want to do something in return and thank me for the above tips? Give our song a play! Or share this post on social media. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

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No Limit (On Love) Hit The Charts!

Limit On Love Hits the Charts Download at Bandcamp
Limit On Love Hits the Charts at Drooble

Only 2 days after it’s release, “No Limit (On Love)” reached #12 on the Drooble Blues Charts! Highest position for the track was at #7 and it stayed in the  Top10 Blues charts for over a week.

If not on Drooble, you can find the new track at SoundCloud. And no, we didn’t pay anything for this. At Drooble, you get free radioplay. Yes, you read correct: Free.

https://soundcloud.com/barkingaunts/no-limit-on-love

Or listen for free at BandCamp, where it’s also available for download for only US$0.70.

https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/track/no-limit-on-love

No Limit (On Love) is the new single by the Solid Rock Blues Band project. A lovesong, but not the standard lovesong. Fast and up-tempo power chords blues-rock.

There ain’t No Limit On Love. You can’t get no speeding ticket for loving someone so much it’s almost illegal, right? All right! So here’s our new track “No Limit (On Love)”. You can listen for free on SoundCloud, AudioMack and BandCamp.

iTUNES and SPOTIFY

The single is also available on iTunes and Spotify.

 

Are you a musician or band? Sign up with Drooble and earn KARMA (and get radioplays). Click here to join Drooble.

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Drooble’s new policy (and my 2 cents about it)

Drooble announced new guidelines for the “Drooble radio station”. Drooble will now reject people from rotation on the ‘Drooble radio’ because of “poor quality”. This Social Network is no longer a Social Network for musicians if they do so.

Radio is a feature of the Drooble Network right? Rejecting people because they have made recordings or songs that are not up to Drooble’s standards (that is: standards for radio) is plain stupid.

People pour their heart and soul in to a song, upload it. Get applauded for it. Receive feedback and will get better because of that. And now, no one will listen to these “bedroom recordings” anymore because it’s “substandard” and will no longer be played on Drooble Radio.

Of course it is sub-standard! That’s the whole idea right? As the Drooble Mission says:

At Drooble we believe that music has the power to change the world for good. So our mission is to provide musicians with better opportunities for growth and networking [..] Imagine a community where you can connect with others to collaborate, exchange ideas and share knowledge. A place that unites all artists worldwide and offers them a revolutionary approach to promote their work. A place where music comes first.

Sharing stuff, getting feedback, getting better. Enjoying other peoples hard work.It’s almost impossible if they kill their radio station and only allow “radio ready” (a.k.a. “commercial stuff”!) songs. The rating system they propose now also doesn’t give any insights to what you should do to improve yourself.

This will only lead to people “applauding” stuff they don’t give a rats ass about to earn “Karma points” so they can get their song in rotation. This might lead to many leaving Drooble or frustrate them so much they won’t upload anymore. They will lose a lot of active members this way. If Drooble insist on this stupid new policy, it’s only going to lead to people using Drooble to “get plays” .. It won’t help the community. It won’t help musicians to improve.

Drooble has the following to say about it:

The songs you upload will no longer be automatically streamed on the Drooble radio. Instead, there will be an approval process managed by Drooble Team – your songs will receive different in text and colour labels, which show your songs’ statuses: Pending Review in yellow, Live on Radio in blue, and No broadcasting in red (Please, note that you can click on each status for more information. You will be notified every time your songs’ statuses change). These statuses will increase the overall quality and give a signal to those who need to spend more time on production – this is a good way to see if your production skills are on a radio-ready level or not yet.

In other words: they don’t want to play your bedroom recordings. They don’t want other artists to listen to your latest masterpiece because you recorded it using a smart phone playing on your old acoustic guitar. They want radio-ready shiny sleek produced stuff. So, we all know what this, in the end, will lead to. Hip Hop, Rap, commercial radio music.. “Bye Bye Talented and Aspiring Musicians – we no longer welcome you to Drooble Radio”.

BUT I STILL LIKE DROOBLE…
Despite the policy change I still like Drooble. The concept is good. They’re the new kid on the block and I’m willing to wait and see how these changes will effect me and the community. For now, I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt. But I’m afraid this move might cause them to be forgotten, over and done with, just like MySpace in the past (and many others before that).

UPDATE!
(November 2018)

So far, one of the SRBB songs was rejected for Drooble Radio. Other songs were accepted for rotation. And yes, those are more commercial sounding tracks, as we suspected.

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Album Review “Down for the Count” on Drooble

Drooble, the social music website, reviewed the album “Down for the Count” today on their blog. Here’s the full text. Almost needless to say we’re very happy with this review (we, yes. Since even though it’s a solo project there are co-writers involved).

A guitar player and singer from the Netherlands, Rudy Brinkman has all the chops and lyrical talent to tell a compelling story. Down For The Count, his full-length record, has no less than eight of these — and most of them have something to do with a woman. He Stopped Loving Her Today is the broken-hearted man’s musical manifesto, and the bluesy/country goods don’t stop here.

The record is solid through and through, with Rudy’s voice taking just a little bit of time to settle in before you are up singing along to his soulful tunes. If the music gets your voice singing and your feet stomping, there must be something to it, right?

Otherwise, there’s not a whole lot going on in this album. Rudy likes to keep things simple and barebones, which really works for the moods and feelings he wants to express. Down For The Count is as far from overproduced as it can possibly get without sounding trashy.

We are always grateful for artists like Rudy who don’t mind sharing themselves unabashedly while showcasing some perfectly good songwriting along the way. We hope you have gotten over her for good, Mr. Brinkman!

The album is available for streaming on Drooble as well as on iTunes, BandCamp, SoundCloud and many other places. It includes original songs and some covers. Most of the songs are blues or country inspired. Covers included songs by Larry Norman, Rex Griffin, Bobby Braddock & Curly Putman and Bob Dylan. Also included is the well known song “House of the Rising Sun”, a traditional song made famous by The Animals (and many others).

All instruments and vocals on the album are by Rudy. The album was recorded at the Loft Studio (Zolderstudio). It features a Gretsch Electromatic guitar on many tracks, as well as a vintage Hondo guitar. All recordings were recorded and mixed using Ardour running on a Linux based system (KXStudio).

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Promote Your Music For Free on Drooble

Do you want free promotion for your music? Do you want to join a free and awesome community of musicians worldwide and for free? Post your songs there, your videos,.. chat, collaborate? Join Drooble!

At Drooble they believe that music has the power to change the world for good. So their mission is to provide musicians with better opportunities for growth and networking. Unlike the other platforms where promotion is paid with money, musicians on Drooble can contribute to the community and earn points, then spend those points on the valuable promo tools they’ve developed and constantly improve.

Only about two weeks ago I’ve joined Drooble. And ever since I felt very welcome. People respond to your posts. They respond to your music. Give good (but nice) feedback.

It looks a little like Facebook. On Facebook however, most people aren’t interested in your latest songs or video’s. Apart from that, the Facebook algorithm has been changed in such a way it’s almost impossible to get some serious attention for your bandpage. They want you to pay for posts. And, when you do, it shows up as an add on Facebook and people don’t like adds.

DROOBLE MAKES ME REMIND THE OLD SOUNDCLICK!

Years ago I’ve joined IUMA (Internet Underground Music Archive). It went down, so I joined mp3.com. That one went down too.. and after that, there was (and still is) SoundClick.com. It was fine for many years. Great forums. But the owners don’t seem to care much about it anymore. They promised updates for many years, but won’t do so. The forums have been gone for a long time. Many accounts are “dead”. And the site seems to have been taken over by “beats makers”.

Soundclick was a great site (many years ago) and I’ve made some friends over there. Drooble has that same “feel” SoundClick had back in the old days with a modern look and feel. It’s a great community to be part of. Oh, and did I tell you it’s free? It is!

Join Drooble when you’re serious about music and want to get in touch with other musicians worldwide. Or if you want to find great music. Go to: https://drooble.com/

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