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Share Music is now a worldwide television show that will change how you listen to music, feel about music, think about music, and share music, forever.

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The ShareMusic community was put on hold while I promoted my book. However, it was worth the wait. Now, my idea to share music in a brand new way is not only going to be a music festival (someday), but, right away, we are already in pre-production for a world-wide television series (on a major cable network in the States) which will help people share music, make music, and be moved by music in a brand new way.


Hi, this is Austin.

I put this video up a few years ago, but then forgot about it as I had to promote my book.

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The culmination of my book promotion was a full episode of a national television show (PBS, in the US) which, beyond over a million television viewers, got 10X more online views than any episode in the series’ history. (It was a full episode of Barry Kibrick’s Between the Lines, PBS' leading interview show, dedicated exclusively to my book:D)

The head of programming at one of the biggest cable networks recently asked me to develop a show. My idea, which everyone seemed to love, was about music and travel. The two things I love most in the world.

Everyone I spoke to liked my idea so much, I've decided that even if the cable network doesn't "pick it up", I'll either sell it to another network, or just put it up on the 'net. Everyone wants to share music, in one way or another.

We’d like to incorporate this online (ShareMusic) community with that television show.

Why?

Share Music Principle #1 Music can be a kind of magical force, which transforms people’s souls, lives, emotions, and even destinies.

Share Music Principle #2 Music made for the primary purpose of making money, with either the sixty-year old idea of guitars and bass and drums performing at “clubs”, or the thirty-year old idea of metronomic music made on computers, transformed into a kind of Leni Riefenstahl video in order to make a ‘star” appear star-like, have both run their course – several decades ago, actually. Just stop. The Beatles were great at the guitar band thing, Madonna and Britney were good at the computer thing. But everything now just sucks. Please stop.

Share Music Principle #3 Still...there are pockets of hope, of musical magic. I’ve found some. I’ve filmed some. So I know. If we bring these things forward, we can make music more magical. Together. Not with buzzwords, or crowd-sourced bullsh*t, but with real inspired magic, using the same Providence that helped George Washington so much.

Que?!? What is George Washington in the middle of a music rant?

(If you asked that, you’ve not read my book!)

The most important lesson of The Education of George Washington is that “education”, and your whole life, should be about drawing out, from within you, your highest potential (etymologically, this is what education originally meant. Not training to be a corporate bot, but...educere.) George Washington did it in his way (without school, btw), I’m doing it in mine, and, I hope, you are doing it in your way, too.

If your way has something to do with music, along with a kind of higher vision (of music and life), then I hope you’ll benefit from, and maybe even help out with, ShareMusic – the idea, website, and the TV series (the TV show actually has a different name, but more on that, later...)

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Like my song Purple Tinsel Falling? Share it!

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To help launch my plan to change the music of the world, from corporate cloned crap into shimmering shared shennanigans, I ask you to share my own music.

Download the video here (link coming soon), and upload to your own Youtube account. Or use the song in your own Youtube video (!) Please be kind enough to let me know how you’ve shared my music. Thank you.

Like it? Want to encourage more? - Please leave a tip, here.

Thank you! It means a lot, honest...

NB This is not a grant of licence in anyway. May be rescinded at any time. All images, sounds, and music, and intellectual property ©



Like my song Fly Like a Bird - (Circus Mix)? Share it!

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To help launch my plan to change the music of the world, from corporate cloned crap into shimmering shared shennanigans, I ask you to share my own music.

Download here (link coming soon), and upload to your own Youtube account. Or use the song in your own Youtube video! Please be kind enough to let me know how you’ve shared my music. Thank you.

If you really want, you could make a whole music video for it - Why not? Just upload it to Youtube, and tell me how you’ve shared my music. Thank you!

Like it? Want to encourage more? - Please leave a tip, here.

 

Thank you! It means a lot, honest...

NB This is not a grant of licence in anyway. May be rescinded at any time. All images, sounds, and music, and intellectual property ©


What Would Happen if I pushed this button?

Could I Share Music in a brand new way?

Could I change the world?

Could I change my world?

Could I change music, and lives, and spirits and souls around the world...especially my own?

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Age: 16
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“ I’m hoping for some good songs.. and i just found it here! ”

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Age: 15
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“ Austin Washington love youuuuu ”

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“(…)I’m sure you will find a number 1 hit one day! ”

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Would you like your music shared with the almost two million members of our community? (across several websites)

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We're waiting for the form to load, which allows YOU to share YOUR music with almost two million members of the various ShareMusic communities. Cool......

If your upload form doesn't display within a few seconds, it's one of those pesky and annoying internet thingies. But, y'know, don't sweat it. Life goes on...maybe it's not your day to upload music here. C'est la vie. We'd love to help out, but we're too damned busy. Check back. Or don't. It's all cool...

 

NB You are paying either $10 or $25 to be considered only. The difference between silver and gold is merely psychological. We'll probably pay closer attention to the gold. It's the easiest way of sharing our audience with you, and vice versa (!)

Thanx.

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ShareMusic in a brand new way. For music made for the right reasons.

What are the right reasons?  If you're here, you know...

Sign up to get more music like you hear and see above, and, maybe, to share your music with like minded souls.

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ShareMusic Festival – for music made for the right reasons.

What are the right reasons?  If you're here, you know...

Sign up to get more music like you hear and see above, and, maybe, to share your music with like minded souls.

 

 

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Share music isn't (just) a website, or (just) an app, or even (just) an idea.

It's a mission.

To take music, and sharing music, to a whole new level.  

Here are some ideas:

• Upload this song and video in YOUR Youtube account.

• Make your own video of this song, and upload it.

• Do your own version of this song.

• Something else???

Why?

There is this ugly destructive idea that maybe you've never thought about as such: The idea that getting lots of "views" "eyeballs" "clicks" or "engagement" is the goal of online media.

This is sickening to anyone who thinks for a moment about what music – or, really, anything at all –  can, and should, do and mean.

Let’s say you make music. I do. But it’s not all I do. Or even mostly what I do. (I just wrote a critically acclaimed book...)

But I do make music.

So,  for example, during the most recent half a year or so I shared one song and video with just one friend. A friend who was far away, a new friend, who I really wanted to stay friends with. Isn't showing one person that  you care (by going to the trouble of making an entire song and video just for them) a vastly greater thing than whatever superficial ego boost I might have got if 10,000 people I don't even know clicked a Like button?

Of course there is a middle ground. Creating something great, that's too great for most people to "get", but still for more than one person. If you think about the way our society has taught us measure things, all classical music ever made is worse than just one Lady Gaga song. Because more people have "liked" just one Lady Gaga Youtube video than all classical music ever made (I bet.)

This can't be the right way to think, though, can it?

This can't be the way to measure what's great.

It's not what used to happen. Yet, say, in films – when was the last time you heard a news report about people really being moved by a film, or even a news report of a film being highly critically acclaimed, which perhaps led to more people seeing it.

You can't think of one, can you?

It’s all "box office gross". Or iTunes sales. Or a band's pleasure at having its song in a Coke commercial.

Have you ever stopped to consider how f***ed up all this is?

Then another entire song and video that I made I gave to, I think, four friends. It's actually a song I'd first started when I was fourteen. It took from then ‘til now to finally get it right. Yet four friends were enough for that one. Because it showed I cared about them.

Y'know?

I did something like this a few more times, actually...

If I make people who are my friends think, or feel something, or be awed, or inspired...after doing that, why the he** would I care to have a million strangers gawk cluelessly and click a “Like” button? It’s almost like an invasion of my privacy.


F*** them.


If this resonates with something you’ve already thought, or makes you think something you’ve never thought, but now see at least has some truth to, join up, here.


The idea is to make music better. And make sharing music better.


Ideally, the more people who think this way, the better. The more people who make music for the right reason, not ego gratification but instead blowing people’s minds, or letting friends know you care, or making a party - your party, not a stranger’s party - better - and if at the same time people get away from the idea that, for example, a music video is supposed to turn the artist into some kind of sad simulacrum of a third-rate Greek god, but instead embrace the notion that the point of a music video is to touch people’s souls and change their hearts and expand their minds – the more people who think that way, the better the world we live in will be.


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ShareMusic.com started out as a wonderful idea...a place for people to share music! I started it, btw... I made friends from all over the world, but the most wonderful thing about it was that people who shared music - just to share music - not to get rich, or be pop stars, but just to share music - were often the most...

Well...words fail me. Listen. This is just one example...[link coming]

This woman or girl - I have no idea - this female, from New Jersey, uploaded an a capella version of I Want to Hold Your Hand (I Wanna Hold Your Hand) - filled with angst, longing, melancholy, and sadness. The total opposite of The Beatles' version - but if you think about the words...they could be interpreted as she did. Anyway, she just sang it, one day, into her computer, and uploaded it.

It was truly beautiful.

I also met this really cool girl from Iran, through the ShareMusic.com site. How amazing is that? Music can bring people around the world, together...

Sadly, the company that paid for everything "pulled the plug" as, y'know, it's unfortunately not possible to share music without paying for hard disk space, and bandwidth, and computers - sharing music, free, costs money...and they were losing money (the advertising did not begin to cover the costs).

So, I am doing an experiment. I'm going to start by sharing my music, free (but with optional donations). If I don't lose money by giving away my music, free, I'll feel the confidence to re-start ShareMusic, paying for it with a small fee or percentage or some other clever way, to let everyone out there share their music...

Music can be a beautiful thing, but its association with fame, glamour, bad hair styles, and all the rest, takes away from music's true magic...

So, here is some of my music, to share.

I measure my success in the friends I make, and the lives I make better.
Share Music, to make the world better...

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