Leo*Leo Challenges Local Music Scene to Come together to Support the Animal Rescue League Benefit, All Ages Shows, Nov. 29th 4-6,6-8pm @Midway Cafe

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Our cockatiel, Meegs, is one of the best parts of our day.

He (Meegs is pictured below on Sarah Hope’s head in the accompanying graphic) is also one of 3 reasons why Leo*Leo is honored to play a show benefitting the Animal Rescue League of Boston. The other two reasons are Sarah Hope’s Sophia, the dutch shepherd mix (also pictured) and Vanessa Wheeler’s Basil, chihuahua/terrier (pictured and you can see her all over our instagram).

This event is to invite all of Boston residents, of course,  with a strong focus on our local musicians.  We are challenging favorite local acts to support “giving back” to the community by attending the show, donating, or helping us publicize this event!  How incredible to sell out the intimate show and have members of performers like, but not limited to: Nemes, Radclyffe Hall Music, Lake Street Dive, DJ Leah, Air Traffic Controller , Grey Season, Tales of Olde, CalvinBall, Blkbx Blkbx , American Echoes, and The Dejas mingling amongst folks that support their music?  Music Box Pete, in his podcast, spoke about how Bands in Boston are supportive of one another.  We believe this and invite them all to join us in giving back.  Leo*Leo will be adding an additional donation on top of what the event makes.

Please join us Nov. 29th in celebration of the Animal Rescue League of Boston. This is an all ages show at The Midway Cafe in Jamaic Plain, Massachsetts. We picked this place because there is plenty of free parking, public transportation and the venue has long been a supporter of the community.

DETAILS:

1.  The Dejas will be joining us for both shows- playing from their classic sets AND the upcoming album!

2.  Please bring items to donate in our bins such as : blankets, towels, cat/dog toys, brushes.

3.  You may also donate from Animal Rescue League’s Amazon wish list.  You may send the order to our offices (we will donate them the day of the Benefit, in your name!)

http://bit.ly/arlwishlist

Leo*Leo

1 Westinghouse Plaza C324, Boston, Ma 02136

 

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY A TICKET NOW!

1. Leo*Leo has a new infectious live show! (Both sets are donated to the benefit show!)
2. This is Leo*Leo lasts live performance in Boston.
3. Local Artist & ARL supporter, Jenn Marquez Photography will be there giving away $15 gift certificates toward a photo session!
4. The Animal Rescue League of Boston will be receiving all of the profits from ticket sales!
5. Neuro drink and Cuppow are both going to be giving away goodies!

PLEASE take advantage of the presale ticket price. There are only 85 tickets available per performance. For questions please email us through our contact form on this website!

1st Show – Doors 4pm-5:45pm.
2nd Show – Doors 6pm-7:45pm.

Your ticket price will be donated minus the front door fee (Midway is being very supportive and reducing their % to maximize this benefit)
We will have a list with your name and email at the door. All Ages Welcome!

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Leo*Leo – Why The Rock Relies on You

This week in music news Taylor Swift gave the “fingah” to Spotify when the Swedish audio digtal streamer declined streaming Swift’s new release to it’s premium paid membership.

Bob Lefsetz, industry professional blogger-ish, continues to ride this story line into all of the time zone sunsets.  His take-away?  The girl is short sighted.

Fine. Maybe. Perhaps. Mayhaps.

OR is she ?

She has the power, AND MONEY, and POPULARITY, to be able to do this without having to pause thought and mull it over.  Taylor Swift is her own label (this isn’t completely accurate but close enough) and has established herself amongst fans as a follow-worthy individually.  She can sell Taylor Swift raisins and, regardless of quality, people will buy them for themselves and as stocking stuffers for their #BFFs and/or children.  I wouldn’t be surprised if TS builds a branded Spotify competitor with a catalog of her songs…and perhaps other people whose music she supports (ahem, cough cough, Ed Sharon).

This is our prediction. It is what we would do if we were her (including resources, connections, of course).

Eventually, she will opt out of music altogether.  She doesn’t depend on album sales for her income anymore. <—- or she shouldn’t.  The moment we make money from music we are going to invest it (we are working on a book re: this :>).  For more specific information on why Taylor Swift made the right choice – please read George Howard’s piece in the New York Times.

Regardless, we support her decision and we look forward to the day that we can join her, The Beatles, and Garth Brooks.  In the meantime -until our pockets runneth over – the following discusses how YOU, our listeners, can make change, literally.

Also, we will address some of the mysteries of Spotify math.


BUT WHY ?


People ask us this question: “Don’t you think you get to spread your music even if you don’t get paid much?”

Well, no.  The thing is that often times, unless you are a ‘featured’ artist (and to be featured you must be represented by a label, pay Spotify money for some sort of relationship, pay into advertising, or under the table ‘pay’ somehow else) OR people actively look for you – there is no real random rotation of the music.  It is all about favoritism, unlike PANDORA (we will get to this later on).

Also, one must assume that they are CORRECTLY indexed in the SPOTIFY database in order to be “heard”.  Leo*Leo was incorreclty indexed for 7 months – and every time someone clicked on our image or name – a different artist’s music was getting played.  That artist had an extremely offensive name & track.  The song was not even in our own genre.

7 months.

This is why we didn’t advertise that we were on Spotify.  This is why we lost certain key sponsorships.

We will share this story with you later in our journey.


WE FIGURED OUT THE MATH.


So how much does an artist make every time YOU play one of the songs?  It varies but it is no more than .0084 per play.

For us, we get paid .006 per play.  And it only counts as a “play” if you stream it for 70% of the song.
This means you would need to play one of our songs 16 and 1/2 times in order to give us ONE penny.
When was the last time you bought 16.5 somethings for 1 cent?
In order for Leo*Leo to make 1$ — you would need to play a song 166.5 times.
We’ve included a calculator for you to be able to do the calculations.

DESPITE THIS DISCOURAGING NEWS- WE HAVE A PLAN
1. If everyone with an internet connection in the world (roughly: 2,802,478,934) plays one of our songs 1 time then we will make :
$16,814,873.604 —-> Before Taxes. 🙂
2. If everyone reading this subscribes to our Leo*Leo Artist Page and adds us on a few playlists you can help us make money by:
a. Playing the evening playlist on repeat overnight (muted)
b. Adding us into a cool mix of playlists during the day.
c. Copying our Spotify url —–> https://play.spotify.com/artist/2nImhz03SrpUq2uB4KMV1C

d. BOYCOTT streaming and go directly to Artist sites : click on all of the ads they have, Pay for their albums/songs, Support with monthly memberships to content.

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for more information on SPOTIFY related things please check out Sven Grundberg’s article in The Wall Street Journal and George Howard’s brilliant piece in the NY Times!


IN OTHER NEWS – big things happened for us this week


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