I have some new music on the radar that will soon be available for listening only on edvallee.com. I started working on the new song entitled "Whiskey, Women And Wine" about a month ago and have finished recording the preliminary tracks in my home studio. I will be returning to Satellite Studio to work with recording engineer Emerson Torrey who is helping me to develop my music catalog.
In the meantime I continue to research synchronization agencies for music placement. I curated a very pessimistic but interesting article about how people are listening to music and what the "industry" is doing about it. How do you listen to music?
WWBMF - Mix Submitted To Abbey Road Studio For Mastering
UPDATE: Feb 19th, 2022 -
It's been a very interesting last couple of days. "Who Will Break My Fall" was submitted to Abbey Road Studio for mastering.
I'm very excited in anticipation of getting the final master!
One thing I haven't mentioned so far is the ISRC (International Sound Recording Code). When I placed my order for mastering with Abbey Road, I was asked to provide an ISRC code for the metadata part of the finished master recording.
As a Recording Rights Owner, I set up an account with usisrc.org. For a one-time fee of $95 I was provided with a Registrant Code that allows me to assign ISRCs for all recordings that I own or control. Recording Rights Owners are typically labels or bands, but can be individual artists as well.
The ISRC Registrant Code is mine for life and will allow me to assign up to 100,000 ISRCs each year to recordings that I own. Obviously, I am not that prolific at songwriting, but I expect to be recording more new original songs very soon! How To Generate An ISRC For A Recording
Sad news this year in September 2021 on the passing of George Wein, the Newport Jazz and Folk Festival promoter. It brought back a memory from a time in 1968 when I met him while played a gig with my band, Albi and The Spellbinders at Leo’s, a local music venue that was located in Newport’s harbor district. He came to listen to Judy Kay, a young and upcoming singer who sang with us with whom he was acquainted back in New York City. George invited me to the backstage area at the festival field where I met Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. I was just about 17 years old at the time and I was playing harmonica. Naturally, I was drawn to Junior Wells who was my favorite harp player. He took me under his wing and gave me some tips and tricks on the harmonica. He told me they would be going to a party after the show and invited me to go with them. Later that night as promised a limo showed up and we all piled in for the ride up on Ocean Avenue where we ended up in one of the mansion houses there. A lot of the performers who played the festival that day were there. I was hanging with Janis Joplin and her guitarist. Taj Mahal was there too! It wasn’t long before Junior jumped up on top of a dinner table, sang and played harmonica for us. What a night! All thanks to George Wein, rest in peace.