It's been a month since the album has come out. The first question people always ask me is, "So, how much money have you made off of it?" haha well, I don't know yet. I'm supposed to find out soon though, I think. But honestly, I didn't do it for the money; I did it because it's something I had always wanted to do. And besides, a couple of you guys wanted me to do it, so... yeah.
The reason I called the album Epic Music is so that when people search epic music in iTunes or Amazon, that it would be the first album to show up. (I'll be honest though, I wasn't sure if it was going to work.) But... it did. Which I thought was cool. So now, when you type epic music into iTunes, its the first album to show up:
When the album first came out, it wasn't even on the first page on iTunes. (It was maybe 50 albums down on the list or something.) So it's cool that it's now first.
Also, here's what the album looks like on iTunes:
On Amazon, when you type in epic music, it is the 5th item to show. (Which isn't bad, I guess... originally, it didn't even show up):
It's cool to be near Two Steps from Hell. They're awesome.
Another thing: got this magazine in the mail the other day.
I honestly didn't think much of it. But my mom looked in the magazine and found my piece listed. (I was in my room, and I heard her yell, "Jonathan!!!" My first thought was I had done something wrong... haha.) My piece is the one in the middle of all the other pictures, and it's the 3rd piece listed under the "Early Intermediate" column.
Now onto music! I just recently did a short piece in the style of Thomas Newman. (It was for a video... I don't have the videos yet, but if I get them, I might post them.)
I know it's not much music at all, but it's new music needless to say. I currently have composition lessons at college, so I don't have as much time to compose freely like I use to. But for composition lessons, I am working on my piece A True Western (I going to expand it), I am composing an advanced piano piece, and I am going to compose something for a Pierrot Ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and piano). I am also in the process of teaming up with some short-film makers, so that should be fun. And that's about it! I'll post again soon.
Thanks for listening,
[UPDATE]: Noah (link to blog), a friend of mine, showed me/reminded me that the album is also on Spotify. Here's a pic: