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Turn it up!! April 3, 2017

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I just thought I would take a few to fill you guys all on what has been going on. I am proud to say that this year has been rocking and rolling since it started. I am in the midst of releasing several albums of music that have been delayed for this reason or that. Yet finally have been getting some traction and grinding it down!

Where to start, well I have been enjoying these past few months playing with some great bunch of folks at our church, Restoration Church here in Georgia. I have been really blessed by playing not only Guitar but Keyboards as well. I have been able to sharpen my skills and been able to praise the LORD thru music and being apart of a great worhsip team. I probably can say a lot more about all of that but I think I will have to wait for another blog posting LOL

As I mentioned above we are releasing several CD’s or album releases that have for one reason or another been held up and we are finally getting out on the road. Some of thes songs or tracks go back a few years , some are pretty recent. There are a LOT of rocking guitar jams on “DIVINE INSPIRATION” and a few other still yet to be heard that are going to be released on a yet album that has no name. This work is one of my personal favs with songs such as Still in Love, Leaves, Move it and Afterglow. The electric guitar is the primary instrument in those songs. A lot of instrumental Rock and smooth jazz perhaps?

Then there is this great new releases called “Refractions of Light” which is a New Age, meditative, film cues based release. I made this music to primarily help me to relax and unwind. I thought it was great for meditation and chilling. So if you are looking to find music to help you calm down , relax or un wind from a busy day or hectic schedual this release maybe just what the doctor ordered. The link provided is from the google play store where a lot of my music is.

Here is a link to the iTunes store where you can hear this album and many more tracks with a lot more being added weekly!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mark-allan-wolfe/id316524485

Another album that was released this week was “Moments in Time” is a hard rocking, heavy metal , emotional metal hard album. Filled with fast paced rock n roll , emotions and grit. Some of my favs on this album are “Dementia”, “Into the Fire”, “Showdown” and one of my favorites “Your There” These are all instrumental except “I see right through” where the vocals are done by my friend Mike Grant. I will be sharing more links as the days unfold for all of these as well.

The music that is being released will be on over 150 different online retailers as well as some regular stores in the future. I will be making some links available with in the next few days on my website(s) as well as blogs, yet you can find it as well by doing a search online for my name I believe as well. Soon I will have a major one stop shopping page on my main website where you will be able to purchase music, gear, art work and other things from the store. For those of you out there who are interested in using the music for your films, T.V or Web services or where ever, feel free to email me or give a call so we can set this up for you.We will be making the licensing store available online as well as working with some great libraries and other music publishing companies to make the music more widely available.

I would really be thankful if some of you folks out there who like to listen to music and write reviews would kindly get in touch with us or write your own reviews. If you are interested in writing your reviews for this website I would be very thankful and humbled. I have nearly 3,000 songs available with more added every day.

Finally I am humbled to share that a lot of my music is being heard globally on many cable and basic TV stations and programing such as

Discovery Channel Networks, History Channel, A&E, True Tv, Velocity Channel, ABC, NBC, CBS . As well as several global brands like, Unileaver,Microsoft, Home Depot and many many more.  – See more at: http://markallanwolfe.com/projects.html 

I have a lot of other things going on as well with one of them being that I will be soon posting some podcasts or 15 min or so internet radio sho like where I will be sharing just what ever is on my heart to sharing. I would love it if you would be kind enough to let me know what you think about the music, the show or art work or what ever. I m very thankful that all of you out there support the music , and encourage others like me daily. I am so blessed to have such wonderful fans who not only purchase the music but whom pray for my family and I daily.

I will try not to wait so long on the next blog posting lOL. I have a lot to say yet as to how I get these song ideas, the story behind recording them, the people I meet and such. Keep on rocking in the free world while it is yet still free ….peace

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Equalizer September 15, 2014

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Equalizer.

A modern rock with a bit of swing and a great hook. Guitars and thunderous drums make this a great choice for your high energy, tough gritty, get the job done type of vibe. The song is also good for commercials video games and reality shows. Composer Mark Allan Wolfe has several 1000’s of songs readily available for just about any job you need music for. Visit markallanwolfe.com and /or wolfiesmusicpublishing.com to contact them to learn about what they can do for you or your clients needs.

Eric Clapton More 25 Years Sober: “I Must Still Have Something To Do” July 25, 2014

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Not only has he won a staggering 18 Grammy awards, he writes his own music and plays his own instruments.

Such an incredible musician and entertainer, Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on three separate occasions, once as a member of Cream, another time as a member of The Yardbirds, and last as a solo artist in his own right.

In fact, Clapton is the only musician to have this distinction as a three time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

Clapton is otherwise known for a bevy of hits, including Layla and Tears in Heaven. The latter, Tears in Heaven, was inspired by the death of Clapton’s four year old son Connor. Connor fell to his death from the 53rd floor apartment of a friend of his mother.

Clearly tormented and distraught over Connor’s tragic death, Clapton wrote Tears In Heaven to help him process the death of Connor. The song turned out to be the biggest hit of Clapton’s career and garnered him numerous awards, including a Grammy award for song of the year.

Ironically, Clapton got sober just five years before Connor’s death.

Prior to the time that Clapton decided to get sober in 1987, he was addict and alcoholic, addicted to heroin and alcohol, crashed cars, attempted suicide more than once, survived growing up in a broken home and dealt with a litany of health problems.

Here is a song called Climb This Mountain inspired by dealing with personal problems you might enjoy while you read. I wrote it many years ago. More songs at the bottom of blog!

As mentioned above, he attempted suicide many times…..”the only thing that stopped me was the realization that if I were dead I would not be able to drink anymore.”

Fast forward to 2013, Clapton is nearly 26 years clean and sober despite suffering the death of his child six years into sobriety. Clapton, speaking publicly, on several occasions has credited his sobriety with not only aiding him in surviving tragedy but aiding in his self-awareness.

Since getting clean and sober, not only has he penned the biggest song of his career, he has written a book and released several successful CDs.

Congratulations on 25 years of sobriety Clapton. We can’t wait to see what you will produce during the next 25 years.

To all the newly sober people out there, not that it has to be this way but let Clapton be an example of what you can face, overcome and remain clean and sober through.


 

If you would like to learn a little bit more as to what happened in my life many years ago,  I invite you to check out my TESTIMONY page. I know that everyone has something that they deal with, either alchol, drugs, food, co dependency what ever all I know is if we are honest with one another there is hope for the wounded heart.

I also invite you to write me your story or email me questions if you have any about anything concerning my testimony or perhaps this blog posting?

There is also alot more over at this one website I discovered. I do not know about them a lot I only know I read a few articles there. THey encouraged me ans they may aslo you. check them out at http://www.recoverynowtv.com

Listen to some music while you read? Discover something new!

 

 

Your There October 9, 2013

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Your There.

The song starts out some what slow with pads and solo guitar then builds into this emo powerhouse of a metal rock song with a intense lead guitar through out. Filled with a few hooks, prog- metal. The video is somewhat of a visionary experience for more info and license information please visit markallanwolfe.com

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Devotion October 5, 2013

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Devotion.

 

 

 

A song called “Devotion” from the up coming NEW release of “Passing Thru” by Mark Allan Wolfe. This is an acoustic piece mixed with several synth pads and a light piano solo covering.

A acoustic guitar melody accompanied by synth pads, and piano trickleing around. Music was made primarily for meditation time, reflection and so forth. More heavier music is available as well as soft rock, Jazz and electronic at markallanwolfe.com. feel free to repost this and share it as well as other videos available from the website.

 

For more info and licensing information please visit his website http://www.markallanwolfe.com

More tips on getting music placed July 17, 2013

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I have been enjoying the feedback and questions from the previous posts I thought I would elaborate a little more and share a few more thoughts with you. Now before I begin I must say that you may not think what I share is perhaps a tip, but these have been things that have and still do help me out. These thoughts and ideas have come from experience and from certain folks I know in the business who are either A&R people, other Music Supervisors, Composers and if I may GATE KEEPERS Muahahaha!

Now some of this MAY hurt your heart and get you angry, but if you are sick you go to the DR to find out whats wrong. If you are trying to get music placed or make some money in the music biz you are reading this humble attempt at a BLOG. I do NOT have all the answers NO ONE does but here we go…

Ok so you have made some music, you are trying to be FAMOUS, you are trying to share with the world your most incredible song that has ever graced the ears of man….now what do you do? How do you go about trying to get it to the right people? Some of you who read this may have years of experience and this will all seem silly or maybe a review of sorts.

To some this will be strange and you have never heard of these things or even contemplated them. Some of the terminology may seem foreign and strange but if you take the time to learn and read up on  these things they will benefit you in years to come.

How do you explain something that has taken a life time to learn and put into practice with in a few senteces? How does one reveal the truth to someone when they do not want to hear it? Wait a minute what? Yes thats right many people do NOT want to hear what I am saying. You want OTHER people to do all the work for you but you want to reap the rewards of THEIR labor? Yes Mr Anderson this is true. I have seen it time and time again. On one hand there are a group of people who will bust their butts and do what ever they can to try to make it in the busness and then there are those who will go half way and expect the same results. Does not happen.

You have to do your homework no matter what you have to study, force yourself to do things you would not neccessriy do as a musucian such as read, educate yourself. I cannot begin to tell you how many people will email me or call and they have NO clue as to how things work and how this business end works, they think that you make the music place it on itunes, or make a youtube video and people will stop in there tracks. Not that there is anything wrong with not knowing for we are all learning. It is the fact that this is all they think needs to be done. That some one beyond the great expanse will hear them and sign them and their music as in the days of old, or the movies.

Ask yourself a few of these questions, and write them down on paper or on your laptop….

Where do you want to be in a year?

Where do you want to be in 5 yrs?

How do you get there?

Who can help you get there?

Why do you want it?

These are your goals, your blue print for what your trying to do.

Where is music used? EVERYWHERE

Who provides them with that music? How can I get my music to them, or that person?

Why do you write your thoughts and ideas down? If you do not have some form of direction YOU WILL NEVER go anywhere. You have to set out a course a plan. You have to put yourself in the right places at the right times. I believe it was Walt Disney who said  “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.”

You need to identify and try to start meeting filmmakers and music supervisors. A few things to try to remember when meeting and establishing ANY new relationships with in this business are as follows;

Composing is primarily a relationship-driven business. If you are not one who likes to work with people you may have trouble working in this field. Not impossible just something to work on. Be seen as a solution NOT a problem.
Be someone who’s easy to do business with and approachable. Do not be arrogant be a little humble. Like with in ANY relationship building, remember to consider others time and thoughts not just YOURS.

Respect their time – when you call, get to the point and always listen. Don’t take anything personally. If someone gives you their thoughts or ideas (like this BLOG) do not trip out just realize that it is just their views. RESPECT, relax, do not stop making music because you got rejected EVERYONE gets rejected.Edison the dude who helped discover the light bulb failed like hundreds of times I think even 206 times!
Always inspire confidence in you and your music. Always remember the unique aspects about you and your music.
Do your homework – learn as much as possible about the person & projects.

I will always share when I can to try to help out everyone. I would humbly ask that if you like this posting and have benefited from it that you write us back share your music with us if you want. I am always looking to network with people of like mind and collaborate so feel free to email. I would also like to ask that you share this with anyone you feel would benefit. It is like we are trying to put into practice what I have been writing about these past few articles. Lets build relationships. ROCK ON!

 

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Classic Rock Trivia April 20, 2013

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Well as with you all I am trying to get my head into the day knowing I need to do something but doing something completely different. How many of you can relate with that statement. I guess it goes back to my teenage years, knowing I should have stayed in school but wanting to get high and play guitar and jam to explore the inner mind. Oh wait I digress all the same . Here is some really cool trivia I bet some of you did not know. I stumbled onto something which l;ed me to something else and then the thought of Hey why not share this with my online friends. So here we go thanks for joining…

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Make Your Music Career a Reality October 24, 2012

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There are many ways to help advance your career if you want to. Many people are waiting for OTHERS to do it for them but the truth is NO ONE CARES more about YOUR music than YOU! I cannot begin to tell you about how many artist and bands approach me wanting to be FAMOUS or what ever but are doing absolutely NOTHING about trying to achieve their goals.

I wanted to maybe share a few ideas that may help you in your endeavors.

SET GOALS

 

To earn a good living in the music industry, you MUST develop a specific plan for how you will reach your goals. If you merely fantasize about making a lot of money, this is not enough to make this goal a reality. Rather than fantasizing, start working toward what you want to achieve by asking yourself the following questions:

  1. What are you doing to build your music career?
  2. What are you wanting out of your musical career ?
  3. Who are you surrounding yourself with ?
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5 yrs? of 2 yrs? even in 6 months?
  5. How are your going to get to where you want to be?

After you have figured out your answers for each question above, you must focus on making every action you take in your music career go toward achieving the exact goals you have made for yourself.

Most musicians looking to become successful in the music business are not sure what they must do to reach their desired goals. If you are experiencing this as well, the best solution to this problem is to seek out training from a professional who has shown other musicians how to earn a lot of money in their careers. This way, you can avoid making mistakes that will cost you significant time and effort to fix.

If you are looking for information on how to start your journey, or looking for help to build upon that which you have already started, then I would ask you to please send me an email  with some info about yourself and maybe I can help.

I will write more in the days to come in the mean time take some time to think about and answer the questions about. The answer may surprise you. A lot of people just say, ” I am going to be a big star, make all kinds of money” but they do not know how to accomplish this, or who to have help them. I may not have all your answers but I feel I can help you in your journey.

 

Mark Allan Wolfe

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Getting your music HEARD July 26, 2012

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Here are a few more ideas I wanted to share with all of you. I have been thinking about all the people and composers out there who reach out to me and ask a lot of questions, so I wanted to share a few things that have helped me a long the way.

I also want to let you know I do these very things also so I am not above anything here. I really believe it. If you want it you need to go get it and work hard, NO ONE will give it to you. For starters it’s really worth while doing some research on your possible clients or potential music supervisors or film makers – looking at their previous jobs and the styles they usually work with. I find that one good place to start your search is Linked In – which also helps you see where people move to when they change jobs.

Spirit of ROCK

Spirit of Rock-Mark Allan Wolfe


Remember that there are hundreds of other composers out there all trying to get work – what is your unique angle/what will get you remembered?  What is your sound like? Did you send something unusual in the mail? did you make a funny making of video for one of your tracks – try and stand out.  Marketing yourself should take at least 50% of your time…Remember NO ONE ELSE WILL!!

Do some market research before you start sending examples of your work around.  Try and find out who you need to send you work to and what kind of thing they are looking for and what format they want to see it on, eg DVD, an internet link or whatever.

If you do it and try your best and faint not it will come to pass. It may take a while but if you do it and have the chops and determination eventually people will listen. It may take a long time before you are financially self sufficient to compose full time.  You may have to supplement your income with other types of musical work.  However if you have talent and determination it can be one of the best jobs in the world.

Feel free to share this and network with me and sign up or follow me on twitter, facebook or where ever. You never know who is listening and watching or when someone will call asking for your style of music.

Mark Allan Wolfe
http://www.markallanwolfe.com
mark@markallanwolfe.com

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