Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Hot off the press.... Freshly burnt, the way we like it... New EP review

Freshly burnt, hot off the press....New review of J Burn - Burnt Blue EP from Sleeping Bag Studios...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

J Burn - Burnt Blue... The latest EP

If you have a moment give our latest EP a spin on Spotify and please share... Cheers!

You can always find us at: http://jburnmusic.com stop by and say hi...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Support an independent musician with 5 minutes of your time...

Please take a few moments to check out the videos we have posted... Support an independent musician by simple playing and sharing... It's greatly appreciated... Thanks!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Watch our video to support us in a contest... Simple as that

All you wonderful folks out there, who continually show us all this great support, we thank you so much!

We are asking you all, to please take a moment now by watching our video and sharing it...

That's it... just as simple of that, under 3 minutes of your time and what a huge difference you can make for us in this Song writing contest.....

"Music is love and Love is music" - Jay Burn

Free Music Archive: J Burn

Check us out on Free Music Archive... Big thanks to all the fans out there ‪#‎listening‬ & ‪#‎downloading‬ all our ‪#‎music‬... We can feel the love and so appreciate it... Cheers, J Burn

J Burn - Major Melodies Backward Beginnings YouTube Playlist

Spin our albums on RDIO

Please take a moment to add us to you favorite Rdio artists at: http://rd.io/a/Rl5-5q05eNM/

Give the two albums a play and let us know what you think...

Image part of the Burnt Blue CD artwork created by Jay Burn

Friday, September 18, 2015

RIP James "Jimi" Marshall Hendrix (1942-1970)

Today we remember James "Jimi" Marshall Hendrix (1942-1970). September 18th the day of his passing now 45 years gone. His music truly timeless, has continued to impress and inspire.

One of my favorite musicians and definitely a source of inspiration for me. I never have wanted to be or copy him to say. More so embrace the love and values he portrayed as such the visionary artist he was and is still seen as today.

Here is a song I wrote which was inspired by Jimi and the magical pictures he painted with his words and guitar playing... Thank you for being you and fly on...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

J Burn is on Jango Internet Radio

You can find us on #Jango #InternetRadio, learn something new everyday... http://www.jango.com/music/J+Burn

It's a cool blend of my music and my influences... Check it out and let me know what you think...

It's free to listen, help get the music out... Cheers, Jay Burn

Monday, September 14, 2015

"Freight Train" by J Burn from the "Burnt Blue" EP

"Freight Train" by J Burn from the "Burnt Blue" EP

Find more on the J Burn YouTube channel at: 

Free Music for a Monday an any other day you like...

#GetTheMusicOutMonday... ‪#Free‬ #Download‬ of J Burn - Major Melodies Backward Beginnings so get it while you can... Cheers J Burn

#GTMOM #SoundCloud #FreeMusicMonday


Please take a moment to pass it on and #share

J Burn albums available for free streaming at...

Find us on #Rdio and #Spotify & stream our two current releases....

Major Melodies Backward Beginnings:

On Rdio at: http://rd.io/a/Rl5-5q05eNA/

On Spotify at: https://play.spotify.com/album/4I0sl0Go3P4pB4qE2d9LHz

Burnt Blue:

On Rdio at: http://rd.io/a/Rl5-5q05e_A/

On Spotify at: https://play.spotify.com/album/2yJ0tLGvViASzMMMd3MTQC

We always love to hear from you so leave us a message, you can always connect with us on our website at http://jburnmusic.com... 

Stay tuned lots of great new music on the horizon and landing soon. Cheers, Jay Burn

Friday, September 11, 2015

Music is love so f@#k the money... Free album for download

#Free #Downloads are now enabled for High Rez versions of J Burn - Major Melodies Backward Beginnings​ so come and get it while you can... Cheers J Burn​

"Music is love and Love is music" - Jay Burn

http://jburnmusic.com - Spread the word...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

"Unless I" by J Burn... Teaser

Teaser video of the J Burn original "Unless I"... This song will be on the ‪#‎upcoming‬ release due out this year....Stay ‪#‎Tuned‬
Watch at: https://youtu.be/cCoHcW_xwes

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Experiences with ReverbNation Crowd Review and why I won't continue to use it

As any independent musician in the sea of swirling music genres and ever expanding musical competition, I think its safe to safe to say, most artists strive for constructive feedback. It feels great to be complimented, more so even with substance. Knowing someone enjoyed your craft make us all feel good. Constructive criticism makes us look deep and hard at what we are doing with our artistry, it's helpful to know how your are perceived.

Personally I thrive off of feedback... The positive makes me smile and the negative always seems to renew my commitment to my growth as a songwriter and musician. So I was attracted to the offer of Crowd Reviews on the ReverbNation website.

ReverbNation highlights the service as:

"Crowd Reviews - Find Out If Your Music Is Radio-Ready"*

The service current has 3 levels, highlighted in the details below:*
  • Bronze: 20 Reviews - Includes: Track Rating, Word Cloud 
  • Silver: 50 Reviews - Includes: Track Rating, Market Potential, Song Analysis, Word Cloud 
  • Gold: 200 Reviews - Includes: Track Rating, Male vs. Female, Rating Distribution, Age Distribution, Market Potential, Passion Rating, Track Appeal, Similar Artists, Market Potential Within Age, Song Analysis, Word Cloud, Scatter Chart 
*  These details were copied from their site on 8/31/15 - https://www.reverbnation.com/band-promotion/crowd_review

I was sold, seemed like a really great way to curb the need for peer perspective... I got my feet wet at first with the Bronze but found it missing the metrics I wanted. So I proceeded to try the silver package multiple time. I however never did purchase the Gold option and here is why I will not use the service anymore...

From any paid service I expect them not only to deliver on the listed items but I expect a level of professionalism and quality. To be fair, I did receive the numbers of reviews promised but the quality was absolutely appalling. You might think I was nit picking to complain about poor grammar and spelling but hey if you are a writer this is key, I mean a paid service that offers reviews, I expect at minimum the basic writing skills like coherent statements, no fragmented sentences, and yes in the days of spellcheck, it being used. I mean some of the reviews where talking about instruments that were not even part of the song. Made me think, what song are you listening to?

Unfortunately it went deeper then just this...

I am a person again, who has no problem with criticism, I do however have a problem with a service that sells reviews from people who write about personal tastes. I found that approximately a third, if not more, of my reviews were the person talking about what they do or don't personally prefer. Statements like oh this song is country music, I don't like that kind of music. What does that have to do with anything, I ask myself? That is of no value to me, I am not paying for a service to get to know a person, its not a dating site. I am here for non-bias opinions on the offering, I am presenting for review. Is my song radio ready? Are the drums in time? Song in key? Lyrics engaging? Technical attributes that determine if this is quality production of music, radio ready.

This is what is largely missing from the service, making me view it as very unprofessional and very limited value. Most of the writers seem extremely junior with a lack of ability to articulate and provide substance for a worthy review.

After using this service over 10 times and contacting ReverbNation about my concerns. I saw no change or improvement and never even received a response. It has lead me to formulate the opinion, that with the short amount of delivery time promised, they are not concerned about quality control or monitoring professionalism of their writers. It's more about turn and burn, I mean would you keep eating at a place that is consistently under cooking your food, time after time, cause they're too busy? I think not! I also am of the opinion, that they do not do any type of matching genre to writer. Which means the writers need to put aside personal taste and dig into, what are the facts they see in the item they are reviewing. In my experiences they have failed here too.

Now how can this lack of true critique and unprofessional writing really tell you if the song is "Radio-Ready"? My thought is... It can not!

As an independent musician, funds are always tight, so value is key, to what I choose to spend resources on. In this case, I am not seeing it and would rate this service as a 4 out of 10 on a scale with 10 being Excellent.

Hope this was helpful to any and all you music makers out there. Leave your thoughts and comments as you see fit and give the music a spin at: http://jburnmusic.com

Cheers, Jay Burn

J Burn Facebook page...

Hi All, thanks so much for all the love and support, sending it right back at you...

If you are on Facebook give our J Burn Music page a like and please feel free to share any and all of the posts, spread the love... Find us at: https://www.facebook.com/jburnmusic

Sunday, September 6, 2015

J Burn stream on RDIO

All of you folks in #RDIO land give J Burn - Burnt Blue a stream at:

Support an independent musician by playing the tunes... Cheers!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Whistle while you work...

Gettin the #music out... #CollegeRadio and more... Another batch an counting... #Driven #MusicDirector