The Store is Live

 

The store is now live.

I opened an online store because the digital publishing world isn’t working properly.

Music creators receive $.06 or less when a customer purchases a $1.29 song. The companies that distribute, like iTunes and Amazon Music, keep the rest. An international sale makes even less, like $.02 for a $1.29 song. With streaming services like Spotify the music creator receives $.00002 for the stream. That’s a lot of streams needed before making a dime.

While the publishing sphere updates the copyright laws I think the best thing for a niche artist to do is to sell directly as much as possible.

Thank you to everyone who has purchased music through ITunes, Google Music, Amazon Music and other distributors. I appreciate the interest and care.

I hope to add to the products with the digital lyric and liner note booklets that will be included only with the direct sales from my store. I explain the songs and some of the lyric puzzles. A few I leave unexplained for those who like to guess at a deeper dive into meaning.

Products will be added as they become digitized and the lyric, meaning and liner note booklets are completed. Thanks so much for listening. Special recordings will become available on the online store once the 43 song catalogue is completed and available. Thank you again.

As always, I’d love to hear your comments and suggestions.

Here’s song #1 available from today on:

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Single Release – Six Feet Wide

$1.29 US includes:

MP3 file, WAV file and pdf liner note booklet with lyrics and meaning.

This is a digital product only. Available for immediate delivery at the Elaine Diane Taylor store.

The coronavirus pandemic sweeps the earth as we all live six feet apart.

Those with loved ones in the hospital are unable to hold them. It’s fourteen days before anyone finds out if they have the virus and have been contagious. The world is already at the cliff’s edge of debt. The economic impact is being felt in a cascade of supply chain tension. We’re all waiting. We hold our arms open six feet wide to embrace those we love.

music and lyrics | Elaine Diane Taylor

Recorded in the livingroom in April 2020.

©2020 Elaine Diane Taylor SOCAN/ASCAP

Elaine Kelowna looking down

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Nothing on this site is intended as individual investment advice. We’re all watching which way the wind is blowing.

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Coins and Crowns

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor
SOCAN/ASCAP
from the album Coins and Crowns available on iTunes

Coins and Crowns is featured in Episode 1 of Mike Maloney’s documentary series Hidden Secrets of Money.

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Thank you to Jim Rickards for including me in his bestselling book The New Case for Gold.

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Not Much of a Holiday (Bank Holidays and Media Persuasion)

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor

Single available on iTunes

 

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A Terrible Breeze    (War and Social Media)

The news comes down
A little bluebird sings
Words of war
Fire and furious things
Of testing might
‘Til no patience knows
If keeping still
Still keeps you safe at home

It’s a terrible breeze
They speak of today
Of threats that used to live a world away
We all know wind
Can blow both ways
And a terrible breeze can blow it all away

A worldwide net
Sees our village grow
Until we all forget
What each one used to know
How a blind bird’s wings
Can reach the shore
And turn the wheel of peace and war

Village fools sinking down, down, down
Debt and gold wound in numbered shrouds
Deal of a life it’s bread and clowns
Can we afford another go around?
The news comes down.

It’s a terrible breeze. The news comes down.

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor

Single available on iTunes

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Preparing for the Fall live boutique album available on iTunes — featuring Wag the Dog, Black Swan Dive,  American Pie and Gods of the Copybook Headings.

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The Gods of the Copybook Headings

words by Rudyard Kipling and music by Elaine Diane Taylor

from the album Preparing for the Fall available on iTunes

 

The copybooks of the early 1900s gave us all the wisdom we need. The sayings that were copied are the truths, the gods, of our world. All the empires who followed the gods of the marketplace instead have fallen, and there’s terror and slaughter when the gods of the copybook headings return. The lyrics are by Rudyard Kipling. One of my gurus.

Another Week on Wall Street

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor

from the album Coins and Crowns available on iTunes

A little grease (Greece) is floating out to sea, and little pigs (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain) are bobbing up and down, they’ll send a storm and we’ll see, when the tide goes out who’s naked on the beach“. The world is changing as we know it.

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Nothing on this site is intended as individual investment advice. We’re all watching which way the wind is blowing.

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