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Special Kind of Cruel (pre​-​release)

Special Kind of Cruel - Afbeelding van Amy via Pixabay

As of this week the pre-release of a new album has been made available on BandCamp. The EP-version of the album, Special Kind of Cruel, contains four songs and is available for free streaming and there’s also a paid download available at BandCamp.

The album includes only original songs including two brand new songs: Gas Guzzler and The Letters.

The full album will contain somewhere between 8 tot 10 tracks and released later this year.

» Visit bandcamp to listen/download the EP.

The Letters

The Letters is a song including, besides acoustic and electric guitars, some beautiful violin parts. “Letters holding words and promises. Now it’s all in writing.”

Special Kind of Cruel

It has taken several months(!) to finish the title song “Special Kind of Cruel”. The title song “Special Kind of Cruel” was Initially an experiment to write a text with Artificial Intelligence. But AI doesn’t work for a songwriter like Rudy. So he rewrote the whole song. Then, with the exception of the drum tracks, to re-record all tracks several times.. Until there was a result that was satisfactory.

Gas Guzzler

Gas Guzzler, a tongue in cheek song about cars, and how she doesn’t like it’s fuel consumption.. It opens the album and is an up-tempo rock song. Below is the video that was made for this song. The video was created using free stock video.

It’s also availble at Spotify!

Thoughts and Prayers

After a 3rd remix the song Thoughts and Prayers is now finally finished. A video has been published and the previous version of the song has been pulled back from Spotify and other streaming services since we, after all, didn’t like the version as it was published previously.

Thoughts And Prayers ft. Jay Hud. Rocksong mixed up with Rap. A true Crossover! Thoughts And Prayers is a song about the mass shootings in the USA. The song is a co-write of three songwriters: Jesse (Jay Hud), James & Rudy.


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How to get into the Charts at Drooble

Get free plays 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.


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.


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.


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!).


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.


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


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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