Ok. Some things that have happened since last entry:

1. Finished two new songs (though I’ll prolly tweak or re-record vocals before I say the album’s totally done), which are, as always, at jccassis.bandcamp.com. People are lovin’ them so far and I’m really proud.

2. Got one more song almost done, then time to keep going with more. I have some really awesome ideas for new songs to write that I’m really excited about. I think my voice as a performer/artist will be clearer and clearer the more music I put out. Yay.

3.Performed at Cat’s birthday party in SoHo at this fab loft with backing tracks and a kickass sound system. Everyone at the party loved it. Added mad people to the mailing list and possibly found a new male backup dancer!

4. Surpassed 10,000 friends on myspace! Yes! So nice to have people listening to the music and liking it and asking me to come play in their cities. I wish I could now but it’ll be a little while!

5. There are a lot of music marketing programs and services offered out there, and it’s easy to think everything being sold on the internet that’s not from some big name retailer is a scam, but there’s a money back guarantee, and either way it’s a tax deduction, so I’m probably going to do the Musicians Mastermind program and see if it gets me the kind of results it promises.

6. Really excited about performing in Union Square this summer. Gotta find out about permits and make that happen. A weekly gig in Union Square would really help me get out there to new audiences I think. And maybe creating my own street residency would lead to a club residency somewhere!

7. Really excited to see that some indie labels with big successful artists accept demos and listen to everything they get. Now, we’ll see if my demo is in good enough shape to get heard and get interest, but at least there are people who can help your career to whom you can have access.

Looking forward to hopefully making a good living off of music soon!!

p.s. Performance footage from the dance parade coming soon…

Hey all, I’ve just finished integrating the new service BandCamp into my website, so now it is totally easy for you to download and share my music. Just go to my website, www.jccassis.com and click on “Music” and you’ll be taken to my BandCamp page where you can download my music for free. The only catch is you have to give your email address for my mailing list, but I think that’s totally fair. If you like my music, you should want to know when shows are anyway! You don’t have to give your email to share my music with your friends.

Hopefully this will really help me build my fanbase and connect and stay in touch with new fans! Yay!

musicians: check out bandcamp.com. It’s pretty awesome.