Today Blue Canoe Digital is releasing an ebook (downloadable electronic book)that I had the pleasure of co-authoring with famed Curtis Mayfield alumni and platinum producer, Buzz Amato.
It was a pleasure and an honor to work and compile my musical experiences for the Indie Artist/Producer Handbook. This ebook is designed for all artists, bands, composers, arrangers, engineers and producers regardless of skill or current level of success. The focus of this book is about taking control of one’s destiny, sharing your gifts and helping to achieve an overall balance between art and business.
Preview from book: (page 9)
When I was first approached about contributing to this book, I had reservations about being a part of this collaboration. While I admired and respected my fellow coauthor and while I was extremely honored to be considered for this book, I thought, “What am I going to write about?” “What do I have to offer in terms of information about surviving in the twenty-first century digital revolution?”
I started reflecting on my experiences and my growth both as a player and person and I realized that maybe I could offer a few opinions and advice to those trying to keep up with surviving in the twenty first century. I realized that from the time when I started working on my first independent CD ten years ago, that the music business has dramatically changed with the dawn of the digital age and the world wide web. In order to keep up with the ever evolving entertainment industry, I’ve had to reevaluate my mission and game plan many times in the last decade. I concluded that yes, maybe I could offer a few words of encouragement to those that want to share their music with a global audience but feel overwhelmed at where to begin.
In this twenty first century, artists/musicians/performers have to wear so many hats in order to survive, especially if you haven’t had a “hit” recording or don’t have a record deal. If you are an independent artist, It isn’t just about making music anymore, it’s also about learning how to share your sounds in this new global marketplace. The world wide web has made anything you dare to dream possible and even a reality. It is possible for an independent artist such as yourself to reach out and share your music with a global network of fans and industry at the click of your fingertips. From the planning stages of evaluating who you are and where you are going, to promoting your music, to hiring a team of professionals, to creating a synergy of your music and gifts. In my portion of this book, I will be offering advice based on my experiences with what works and what doesn’t work, things to consider and an overall balance between art and business.
** Now in its Third Edition (2011) with updates. Download your copy today.
Blue Canoe Records to release JPM “Decade 1996-2005″ CD on May 30th, 2006. Featuring remixes and remastered tunes, selected by JPM. JPM also performed all the instruments on the title track “Decade“.
Check out “Decade 1996-2005″
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“In this interview, Moore talks about his new recordings as a solo artist and a member of E.M.P. Project, Blue Canoe Records, doing remote sessions via the web, teaching online through MusicDojo, and the benefits of playing both electric and acoustic upright basses. Whether recording as a solo artist, performing as a member of E.M.P. Project, or touring as a sideman, Joseph Patrick Moore has demonstrated the diversity of his musical prowess across a broad spectrum of musical genres while utilizing acoustic upright, electric, and fretless basses.”
– Cliff Engel
Reviewer: Lynda Dale MacLean
Reviewer’s Rating: 8
Joseph Patrick Moore is an accomplished bassist and composer and “Live in 05” recorded at “This House Rocks” in Atlanta, GA is a sensational Jazz album. I love the bass and percussion and felt the album, as a whole, had such a distinctive voice.
“SoulCloud” and “Mystery” have such a cool vibe going on. “Prayer of Solitude” darn this track was way too short; it was so awesome! “Datz It” (version 2005) ended the CD in style. “Live in 05” by Joseph Patrick Moore is a fine Jazz album that I really connected with.
Blue Canoe Records releases a live recording of JPM and friends:
“Live in 05″ was recorded at “This House Rocks” in Atlanta, GA on April 2nd, 2005.
Al Smith – Keys
Jon Chalden – Drums
Al McSpadden – EWI and Bass EWI
Emrah Kotan – Percussion
Joseph Patrick Moore’s jazz trio has just released their second CD titled, “Wherever We Go”:
Joseph Patrick Moore — Drum & Bass Society Vol. 1
Starting things off with “Down Under” by Men at Work, Joseph Patrick Moore also retools work by The Fixx, The Specials (“Ghost Town”), Phish (“Heavy Things”), and Tony Williams (“Creatures of Conscience”), while offering seven originals. I really dig his funky cover of The Fixx’s “One Thing Leads to Another”, which makes you remember how much great music the ‘80’s and early ‘90s had to offer. His style is jazzy progressive rock with a nod to world and funk. His bass playing is masterful and bouncy with lively tones.
Reviewed by: J-Sin
Check out Joseph’s jazz trio project, the E.M.P. Project:
JPM is currently in the studio completing his fourth CD, titled: “JPM’s Drum & Bass Society – Volume 1″. With the help of some of his friends, he has assembled an all star cast.
Bass: JPM, Adam Nitti
Drums: Electronic Drums & Percussion: Jeff Sipe, Count M’butu, Larry Blewitt, Ben Taylor, Emrah Kotan, Vic Stafford
Keys: Dr. Dan Matrazzo, Frank “buzz” Amato
Mandolin: Tim Ussery
Guitar: Johnny Mosier, Howard Parks, Brent Cundall
Pedal Steel Guitar: Mark Van Allen
Woodwinds & Horns: El Buho, Vance Thompson, David Freeman, Kenneth Lovell
Vocals: Snake Oil Medicine Show, Temple Passmore, Matthew Messer, Kirsten Shippert, Brent Cundall, Ryan Taylor, Ira Hochberg, Heather Purdin
Produced: Larry Blewitt and JPM
Mixed: Vic Stafford, JPM, Jay Ackerman
Mastered: Emily Lazar
Bass Player Magazine October 1993
On the jazz side of the street, three promising students were recently named winners of $1,000 awards from the Milt J. Hinton Scholarship fund: Joe Martin, Joseph Moore, and Nathan Peck. Martin is a student at William Paterson College; Moore is hittin the books at Memphis State University; and Peck, a 16-year old from West Virginia, is planning to pursue private instruction. The judges were Milt Hinton himself (of course) and noted jazz bassists Jay Leonhart and Charnett Moffett. The winners were chosen on the basis of their performances, their background, and an assessement of the potential benefits of private instruction in furthering their musical development.