#1, More people listening to my music online. Having recordings & videos of my originals in a designed presentation on my website, the music can develop a growing audience in the US and in other countries as the site's visibility, and the number of visitors, continues to expand.
On my site: Given the broad range of styles that are expressed in my writing, it is my hope that everyone coming to my site and listening to this music will find something that they like. The 10 originals on the Listen To My Music page are a good place to start. Then, one can explore other pages to dig deeper into the music.
#2, More live performances of my music. Since I do not have a performing band, I need to have other musicians and ensembles discover and perform my music.
On my site: The site has 29 recordings & videos of my originals. In addition to the pieces that are fixtures of the site, the Bonus Track page features a different original tune each week. The page has a recording of the featured piece, a lead sheet, and comments about particular aspects of the music. In addition, the Previous Featured Music page (a link to it is on Bonus Track) has links to all of the originals that were featured in previous weeks. Musicians can use these pages to explore more my work, study lead sheets & scores, and discover pieces that are of interest to them.
#3, More recordings or videos of my music. The music presented on my site is a small sample of my work. A large number of my originals have not been recorded. As more ensembles perform my music, it is my hope that additional recordings will be made and added to my site.
#4, Explore music publishing and licensing. Until this year, all of my 600+ originals have been self-published. However, I recently received an offer from ArtiflexMusic (music publisher in the Netherlands) to publish Salt Marsh Rag. I decided to accept their offer and see what happens. If Salt Marsh Rag does well, more of my ensemble pieces might be added to the agreement. In a similar way, I am exploring music licensing with PARMA Licensing. 26 of my originals are in PARMA's library of pre-cleared music. This music can be used for TV, film, theater, and other kinds of commercial use.
On my site: Pages for ArtiflexMusic and PARMA Licensing have been created. They have more information about these new directions that I am exploring. Links to these pages are on the Links, Interviews, Etc page.
Finally, I would like more people to know that my site is intended to be interactive. Comments and questions about my music are welcomed. Write to me from the Contact Me page and I will reply. Musicians interested in performing my originals can also write to me from that page.