The secret to small-channel YouTube growth? More about ‘subscriber’ than ‘creator’

Combing through my October reports on YouTube, and one thing is clear: I did something right last month. I’m a small-channel creator on YouTube. I have 755 subscribers as of … Continue reading The secret to small-channel YouTube growth? More about ‘subscriber’ than ‘creator’

YouTube songwriter discovery (Oct. 28): Emily Schultz, Andy Tunstall, Bill Fonner + more!

Life as a YouTube creator has at least two parts: the creation and the participation. To grow a channel in 2018, one has to be as good a participator as … Continue reading YouTube songwriter discovery (Oct. 28): Emily Schultz, Andy Tunstall, Bill Fonner + more!

Ready to get a new keyboard, considering a Korg Kronos

It’s been nearly two decades since I’ve bought a new keyboard. Seriously. I think I got my Yamaha S90 in Dallas back in the early 2000s, and I think I … Continue reading Ready to get a new keyboard, considering a Korg Kronos

Best new contemporary jazz sound comes from sax player Justin Young

This is a totally self-serving post. But if you enjoy contemporary jazz or smooth jazz and haven’t given saxophonist Justin Young a listen, do yourself a favor and check out … Continue reading Best new contemporary jazz sound comes from sax player Justin Young

This YouTuber kills it with a Casio on ‘Cheat Codes’

My dad used to tell me you’re only as good as the piano you’re playing on. Tell that to Stefan Abingdon — ST£FAN — on YouTube, whose fine work I … Continue reading This YouTuber kills it with a Casio on ‘Cheat Codes’

Yacht Rock Original: “Everybody’s Girl”

I’ve loved all-things yacht rock before the genre even had a name. Christopher Cross, Toto, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Hall & Oates: love all of it. And after … Continue reading Yacht Rock Original: “Everybody’s Girl”

Ticket To Fly: #TBT ‘Smooth Jazz’ tune I had completely forgotten (video)

But it was a comment from a YouTuber named Hector that caught my attention tonight. He wrote on one song of mine that he was responsible for at least 50 of the 362 views of an original tune I posted called “Ticket To Fly.”