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News stories, articles and updates from composer Simon Wilkinson. All my latest music projects, releases and placements are listed here. You'll also find occasional articles, news stories and general things that catch my ear in the world of documentary music and film soundtracks. You can search for specific articles on the right and if you want to follow my updates just point your RSS feed here.
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Stateless Album Sampler Video

Stateless by Simon Wilkinson: Ambient Space Music Album Sampler

Here’s a promo video for my latest ambient space music album Stateless. The video features short clips from each of the 7 album tracks accompanied by some atmospheric space/sci-fi themed imagery. The album is available to buy or stream from the usual places including Bandcamp and Spotify etc. (as well as right here on this website!):

Bandcamp:
https://thebluemask.bandcamp.com/album/stateless

Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/0CobWBIv97fjevDmzW1HFW

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/album/stateless/1383085678

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New Ambient Space Music Album: Stateless

Stateless by Simon WilkinsonI’ve just released the fourth of my ambient music albums, Stateless, which is now available here on my website or also over at Bandcamp and all the other usual streaming services.

Stateless is a 7 track collection (nearly 80 minutes total) of longform atmospheric soundscapes and cinematic drone music. As with most of my ambient work, a sci-fi theme runs throughout the pieces which have a highly visual feel to them.

You can get the album from the following links and if you’re interested in licensing any of the music for games, films or videos etc. then drop me a line for more info and what you’re looking to license it for and I’ll get back to you with details:

https://www.thebluemask.com/music-tracks/stateless/

 

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Super Blue Blood Moon Video Featuring My Music

I’ve been getting a few emails from people about a video currently on Facebook which uses my music. The video (see above) is from Hashem Al-Ghaili‘s excellent Science & Nature Page and it currently has around 27 million views. It’s a video explaining the upcoming Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31st 2018 and the track of mine is called Theory Of Time.

Unfortunately it’s only available on my Royalty Free Music Vol.3 collection here on my website:

http://www.thebluemask.com/music-tracks/royalty-free-film-documentary-music-vol3-animated-antics/

I say ‘unfortunately’ because the download also includes an unlimited license to use all the music from the album in your own personal or commercial videos, therefore it’s priced at £39.99 which I realise is lot more than ‘regular’ albums that people might generally buy!

So sorry but it’s not available on Spotify or anywhere else just to buy/listen to that one track, but thanks to everyone who has contacted me about it and enjoy the Super Blue Blood Moon!

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Panoramic Light Ambient Music Video

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My Space Music Featured On Hypnagogue Podcast

Hypnagogue PodcastMany thanks to John Shanahan at Hypnagogue Podcast for featuring the track Pulse Drive from my ambient space music album Merging The Infinite on his podcast show.

The Hypnagogue Podcast is a well regarded show in the ambient community and John is well known for championing artists with his well written reviews so it is an honour to be featured in this episode alongside other musicians including Max Corbacho, Hollan Holmes and more!

Check out this episode and all the others here:

https://hypnagoguepodcast.com/2017/08/10/episode-216/

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Getting Your Music On iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc.

Distrokid

If you want to get your music on all the major online stores like iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play etc. then you need a distributor. With virtually all distributors you have to pay them a fee (sometimes it’s a yearly fee or sometimes per album release) and they submit your music to a varying number of stores (depending on who they supply to).

I’ve been using Distrokid for several years after having tried a few others and I still think they’re the best out there.  You pay them a yearly fee of $19.99 and you can then put out unlimited albums or single tracks to all the major (and other not-so-major!) services including:

  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Pandora
  • Google Play
  • Tidal
  • YouTube (including Content ID)
  • Deezer
  • +150 other stores and streaming services

You get to keep 100% of all royalties from your sales. Some of the previous distributors I used would charge you a yearly fee per-album but with Distrokid you can release as much music as you like for one price of $19.99 per year. They’re also very artist-friendly and are run by and for musicians. I’ve never had any problems with them and they’ve always been really responsive so I recommend them completely!

You can use my referral link below which will also give you 7% off your first year:

https://distrokid.com/vip/seven/551143