I am grateful to the musicians and ensembles who have discovered my originals and are performing them. Along with seeking live performances, I have been giving a great amount of time and effort to building an international virtual audience through my website and other music sites where recordings and videos of my music are being played.
Currently, my originals are reaching many more people online than through live performances. This online audience extends beyond Maryland to many countries around the world. According to the Google Analytic stats for my website today, the top 10 countries for people visiting my website are: United States, Brazil, Romania, Australia, UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, Finland, and Netherlands. In addition, many of the other sites that I am using for my music have a large international audience.
Building a virtual audience is a key part of getting one's music out on the internet. I am delighted that my music is doing so well in that regard. However, it is not the same as the music being played for and connecting with a live audience.
In today's music world, one needs to have both virtual and live audiences. With that in mind, while I continue to work on expanding an audience with my website and other online resources, I will also continue to network with musicians and ensembles so there can be more live performances of my music.