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April 2022 Newsletter

It’s been a long time…
NEWS

New Album

Album of the Year!

Featured Single

One of our latest projects is creating a garden. Having a garden in the Southwest is much more challenging than having a garden on the East Coast. Back in New York, I used to have a 2,500 sq. ft. garden, with a greenhouse. One truckload of horse manure in early spring and the only challenge was keeping up with the weeds. Here in the Southwest, shade from the sun and protection from high winds is a priority. It’s also important to have a drip irrigation system. Water is scarce.  We love having a garden, not only for the fresh produce, but for the birds and other wildlife that it attracts.

Stay well, stay safe!

Sending love, peace, joy, gratitude and good health from New Mexico~
Louis


New Album
Popcorn Jazz Piano
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Featured Single
from Popcorn Jazz Piano
“Celebrate Earth”Listen
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This song is about the planet we live on. It’s a call to action to address climate change. There is hope and positivity in this song and it is my wish that humans on the planet hear the call and begin to live more sustainably and intelligently in order to keep our beautiful planet a place where we can all thrive peacefully and joyfully. In spite of all that is happening now environmentally and politically, I have to stay positive and have hope that we will persevere as a species.


Album of the Year!
2021 “HOLIDAY & SEASONAL” Calm and Peaceful
Christmas Piano
Gratitude to SoloPiano.com for this honor!
 


DATES
No concerts scheduled

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Two New Singles

“Conviction” was released on January 14, 2021. It is a single from the upcoming album, Provocative Piano

Recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in September, 2020. 

Conviction is a powerful song with two strong meanings. One meaning is being free from doubt, strongly believing that one is right. Certain. The other meaning is in law: a final judgement of guilty in a criminal case by a jury or a judge that results in some sort of fine or punishment. I was thinking about the political climate & different points of view. 

It is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora Radio

It is also available for downloading at iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp

“Somber” was released on January 22, 2021. It is a single from the upcoming album, Provocative Piano

Somber is a contemplative piece about looking back into the shadowy part of one’s past. There is sadness, there is grief, there is love lost. It is a chance to reflect on the darkness and come to terms with it and let it go so that it doesn’t bring sadness into the present. 

It is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora Radio

It is also available for downloading at iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp

Credits for both singles

Recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in September, 2020. 

All music produced, arranged, composed & performed by Louis Landon 

All music published by Landon Creative, Inc. BMI 

Louis Landon is a Steinway Artist 

Music mastering by Michael McDonald, Syntharts, Eugene, OR 

Cover photo and design by Louis Landon

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New Single – “Silver Lining”

“Silver Lining” was released on October 16, 2020. It is a single from the upcoming album, Feel Good Piano

Recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in June, 2020 

It is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora Radio

It is also available for downloading at iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp

This song was inspired by the state of things today. We have a pandemic, lockdowns, layoffs, massive unemployment as well as serious political turmoil and division. With all that negativity, I try to focus on the positive. The idea with “Silver Lining”, is that something good will come out of all this darkness. 

All music produced, arranged, composed & performed by Louis Landon 

All music published byLandon Creative, Inc. BMI 

Louis Landon is a Steinway Artist 

Music mastering by Michael McDonald, Syntharts, Eugene, OR 

Cover photo and design by Louis Landon

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Successful Spotify Experiment

For the past four months I have been releasing singles, one every two weeks, that would ultimately end up as the Heartfelt Solo Piano album. I released ten singles, one directly through Spotify. Today, with the release of “Heartfelt Solo Piano,” I checked my new album release on Spotify through the artist portal, and everything worked out. All of the singles that I had released, showed up on the album with all of the streams intact. This is a good reason to be sure that all ISRC codes are the same when releasing an  album containing previously released singles. Before doing this, I checked with Spotify and Tunecore to see if this was something that was going to work and they both said that it would. It was great to verify that their guidance was correct.

The one thing that I did immediately was to notify Spotify that I needed to pull the one single that I distributed through them. It is not possible to isolate the one single from the album and not have it distributed by Tunecore with the rest of the album. Going directly through Spotify with one of the singles was also an experiment. I thought that by going directly through Spotify, I might get some preferential treatment playlist wise or perhaps payment wise. Unfortunately, my experience with going through Spotify was not what I had hoped for. From calculations that I made through streams and payments on Tunecore, it appeared that I was paid less through Spotify. Also, that particular track didn’t do very well stream wise. It could have been that particular piece of music and there is no way to know for sure why it didn’t do very well. In any case, I am not going to go directly through Spotify again.

I am going to wait a while before pulling the ten singles from Tunecore distribution. There is no hurry really. I already paid for the year for those singles. One thing I am not sure of is whether a single that is on a playlist will stay there once it is pulled. I don’t have any way to verify that because two of the singles that were on Spotify playlists were temporary. One was on a classical playlist that featured new music and the other was on a jazz playlist of the same kind. Both were on and then off. None of the other singles that I had released were currently on a Spotify playlist other than radio, release radar or daily mix. I am going to keep an eye on those stats to see if anything changes as I systematically pull singles.

In two weeks I will begin releasing singles for my next album, Solo Piano Space Traveler.  I will try another experiment by picking up the pace and releasing a single each week. I have no idea if this will help me in any way, but I’m sitting on an album and I don’t want to wait four months to release it. At the same time, I want to maximize the use of Spotify in promoting singles. I don’t know how long I can keep up that up. Releasing a single a week will require a little more busy work. I’ll stay in radio contact.  😉

Heartfelt Final CoverHEARTFELT SOLO PIANO WAS RELEASED ON MAY 20, 2019. THE CD IS AVAILABLE RIGHT HERE!

It is also available available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora Radio

Available for downloading at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and CDBaby.

 

Recorded at the Peace Palace from November 2018 – January 2019

Music mastering: Joe Bongiorno at Piano Haven Studio, Sedona, AZ
CD Layout and Design: Louis Landon
Cover design: Louis Landon
Cover, disc & back art: Louis Landon

Innocence 3:00
Sweet Honey 2:39
Yin and Yang 4:25
Sweet Sadness 4:10
Foreign Lands 4;02
Have No Fear 2:42
Epic World 3:41
Speak Your Truth 3:09
Resting in Grace 3:49
Remembering 3:18
Play 4:17
Viva 3:25
Day of Reckoning 4:35
Pure Joy- Live at Piano Haven 3:45

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Solo Piano Concert at Downtown Piano Works

Solo Piano Concert at Downtown Piano Works

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February 17, 2013 · 12:48 pm

Valentine’s Day at Division Street Grill, Peekskill, NY

Great restaurant and nice grand piano. Come on down.  Click on the title for more info.

 

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February 12, 2013 · 2:58 pm

Louis Landon at Downtown Piano Works – Frederick, MD

Louis Landon at Downtown Piano Works - Frederick, MD

Flyer for concert

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February 12, 2013 · 2:07 pm