“How It Ends” Featured in “The Survival Kit” by Donna Freitas

Sales of this song have spiked in Germany. Turns out, it’s featured in the novel “The Survival Kit” by Donna Freitas, which has just been translated into German. All In [Deluxe Edition] by Mike Errico “The Survival Kit” is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Survival-Kit-Donna-Freitas/dp/0374399174 Short synopsis (also from Amazon): When Rose’s mom dies, she leaves behind a brown paper bag labeled Rose’s Survival Kit. Inside the bag, Rose finds an iPod, with a to-be-determined playlist; a picture of peonies, for growing; a crystal heart, for loving; a paper star, for making a wish; and a paper kite, for letting...
New, Deluxe Editions of the Mike Errico Catalog. Pay What You Want.

New, Deluxe Editions of the Mike Errico Catalog. Pay What You Want.

Hey everyone, I’ve just completed a semester teaching songwriting at Yale University, and thanks in part to the conversations I had with guest speakers Amanda Palmer, Ryan Miller and Jonathan Coulton, I’ve decided to try an experiment: you can pay what you want for new, deluxe editions of my recordings. IT’S ALL HERE: http://mikeerrico.bandcamp.com/ Q: Why? Also, are you crazy? No. It’s because I want you to have it for the amount you think it’s worth. For instance, the other day I put $2 in an open banjo case after listening to a bluegrass duo; gave a dollar to a mariachi band that wandered into my subway car; and purchased the new Queens of the Stone Age album on iTunes. I didn’t have to (it’s not like the mariachi band would have stopped playing), but somewhere in my reptilian brain I have made calculations that music has value. I bet you have, too, but if you feel that it should be free, I don’t want that to stop you from listening. I’m aware that, to some, this puts me in a certain camp, and I don’t like being in any camp. My work is still available at all fine digital retailers and you can buy it there, too. And as I said, this is an experiment. If it doesn’t go well, we’ll just tweak the experiment. Q: What are other people doing? You’d be amazed. It varies, of course, but overall, you’ve decided the music is worth MORE than the standard “iTunes price” — in some cases, by a lot. To me, it means that you understand what is...

“American Royalty”

Weird to see OJ on the cover of the NY Post this morning. His trial, and its aftermath, inspired “American Royalty,” which was a live staple for many sweaty shows. Militants with pipebombs, the desperation of class struggle…it still applies. Pay what you want for hi-res mp3, FLAC and other formats. $0? $10? $55.32? It’s your call. American Royalty (Demo) by Mike...
New track: “Daylight” feat. Leah Siegel

New track: “Daylight” feat. Leah Siegel

Pay what you want: “Daylight” (feat. Leah Siegel of Firehorse), from the film “That’s What She Said,” starring Anne Heche, Marcia DeBonis and Alia Shawkat (2012 Selection, Sundance Film Festival) in hi-res mp3, FLAC and other formats. $0? $10? $55.32? It’s your call. "Daylight" (Feat. Leah Siegel) from the film "That's What She Said" by Mike Errico More music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...

Wanna Hear My Students?

I talked a lot about my students this semester. WANNA HEAR ‘EM? They put a Soundcloud page together and several students uploaded some of their work. I would point out ones I personally enjoyed, but feel that’s not sporting. I will say that the class cranked out over 100 songs (not counting the revisions), collaborated, wrote analyses, journaled daily, and gave final presentations. Unreal. https://soundcloud.com/yalesongwritingsem Please feel free to like, share, and tweet them...

Pay What You Want: “Wander Away”

Let’s try this experiment out. Pay what you want: “Wander Away,” with extended bonus version of “1000 Miles,” in hi-res mp3, FLAC and other formats. $0? $10? $55.32? It’s your call. http://mikeerrico.bandcamp.com/album/wander-away Wander Away by Mike Errico I credit a conversation with Jonathan Coulton. Let’s see what...
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