About Simply Mary
Yes, a first at 40. I finally got to see my song, that I made up in my head, on sheet music! I am seriously so touched by this because, well, it was a childhood dream. At one time I never thought I could. That lasted a long time at that.
I let people constantly stop me, errrrr, no, I let ME, constantly STOP MYSELF due to OTHER people and what they thought.
At a young age, I was always asked to st ... read more
Posted at 2018-06-07
Posted at 2018-06-07
New lyric videos are coming for the Album Freedom Bound. Watch for more!
Posted at 2018-05-09
Posted at 2018-05-09
Hey guys, I know I sort of fell of the face of the earth there for a bit. But rest assured I have been very busy learning how to operate Studio B here in Phoenix! For those of you that don't know, I suffer from Lupus. I had a surgery back in June and ever since August I have been flaring repeatedly. This one is lasting the longest with an enormous bout of insomnia, but, I put it all to good use.
The song Don't Look Back is coming along great! I'm super duper excited to be releasing my very first track, written, composed, performed, mixed and mastered by me. I can't afford the big guys and well, hey, I have the tools, so why not just do it my way and let it be?
Yes, I am doing this entire album front to back myself! If it turns out, it turns out, if not, that's okay too. I can keep trying again and again just like we all have to. It's an amazing way to learn and make new connections as you grow!
For now, I wanted to stop by and let you all know I am still breathing, and I am breathing in the studio for now =)
Hope to be announcing the Official release very soon. This time, I will wait until I submit the track!
Love and Light to you all!
Get out there and change the world any way you can for the better!
Until Next Time,
Posted at 2017-12-23
Posted at 2017-12-23
I have been working hard to crack that Social Media code that unlocks those most desired Streams from your Distributors that you have worked so hard for! And well I did it! FINALLY!
So, to share these VALUABLE TOOLS FREE is my MAIN GOAL here!
Why FREE? Well, my dear, I was a broke Musician just like yourself, more than likely if you are reading this. You need and want Streams so that your Music Goals can be achieved right?
Stop thinking that it's just going to take off and fly with tons of streams and traffic. You won't be a millionaire overnight. 1st Step, think realistically.
How about just setting a goal of Earning at least $25.00 a month.
You will find out in the Industry, if you are like me and want to stay at home making music, that you won't make much without a hefty number of streams.
There are ways to do so and I am going to show you just how.
I'm not asking for anything in return other than PlayList Collaboration.
Here is how it works:
I have Spotify Playlists Created by Theme for the Day.
YOU MUST FOLLOW THE PLAYLIST IN ORDER TO ADD.
Click the Themed Playlist that you can best fit your #1 Best Track into.
You will only Choose ONE SONG per Playlist.
Artists that add multiple songs from their Repetoire will be removed and you will need to come back and add only one. So to save you grief, ONLY ADD ONE to any Playlist.
Once you Follow the Playlist and Add your Track *This is IMPORTANT
You are going to be sharing this Playlist with several things in mind.
To attract your fans, you don't want to be screaming out ME ME ME LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN
Been there done that. When you are starting out you want to think your friends and family will be on board. But keep in mind, they have known you their whole life. If they support they support and if they don't, don't get angry. It's just not their style. However there are TRILLIONS of FANS all over the World you can be reaching with these Targeted and Specific Posts.
You want to Share the Post geared toward Other Artists as well. This will spark curiosity with your Fans and Followers and also is opening the door to a whole new insight on your work as you develop.
There are several ways to do this.
#'s Share with Trending and Relevant Hashtags. Use those that are top ranked(Choose those that have more than 500,000 #s) or listed as trending (Choose the lowest ranked to ensure maximum visibility.)
So now you have chosen like 5 or ten relevant and Top #s to add to your post all relating to the main goal.
You want to know what gets your fans going right? So here is the Twist to get them curious:
You are going to Post like so. In my example, notice the Hashtags placement and Flow. Bringing it all together pointing to my other hashtags. Feel free to click the Hashtags in this example to see how #s and the way you get them set up work with your own Brand you are creating while blending in with TOP brands for the most FREE VISIBILTY!
"Happy #Saturday all! My Track is included in the #SexySaturday #Spotify #Playlist! Check it out, there are some really great tracks! Will you #Follow and Add a Track from your #FavoriteArtist that you think sounds like me to help it grow? #WhatMaryWonders #SimplyMary #DontLookBack #GiveBack"
As you can see, I have connected the day of the week- Spotify - where the money comes in, the name of the playlist - that little curiosity boost, follow command - now they wonder, and my personally targeted #s I created for my Brand. - Hopefully they click and proceed.
If not, you are not being consistant enough or you are gearing your posts the wrong direction.
Lot's of Trial and Error will happen on your part as you get used to doing this. But eventually, once you Master these Starter Playlist habits now. You will be well on your way to making your own.
I'm going to continue to show you how with my upcoming Artist Collaboration Blog!
Be consistent with the way you use your hashtags and always look for creative spins to intertwine yours with those in your (expired link) the same # the same way every time. As far as Capital letters, etc
So now you have a game plan for a post.
This Post is Step One in the game plan!
I have set up for you, a Playlist for each day of the week.
For now, I suggest that you go have fun with getting used to the whole idea and learn to do it well, before you continue.
Each step in the process of getting you out there is going to take dedication and time. But once you Master it, you are on your way. So be chill and really take time to learn.
Always learn something new everyday as well, and you will always see results with what you do!
If you are an Artist and your Music is NOT on Spotify and you want to know how to get there, Follow me and get ready to get going!
Best wishes to all my fellow Music Creators out there!
#MondayMotivation - (expired link)
Songs that are uplifting, motivating, positive vibes.
#TastefulTuesday - (expired link)
Songs that go good with Dinner.
#WhackedOutWednesdays - (expired link)
Those songs that just feel right at the time.
#ThirstyThursdays - (expired link)
Songs to gear you up for Friday!
#WTFunkFridays - (expired link)
Those Awesome tunes that hit the Funky Bone!
#SexySaturdays - (expired link)
Those songs that make you feel so OOOOooo LAA Laaahhhhhh
#SoberUpSundays - (expired link)
Posted at 2017-12-19
Posted at 2017-12-19
Throwback to the last Album, "By Satan's Hand, I will not die."
You can take this many ways.
I suppose it's really up to you and how you may have been affected
by different situations in your own lives, as to how you will interpret my
I can't help how some people respond to my words, or emotions in my music.
But I do know, that some of these songs have meanings so deep that I
truly believe hardly anyone would ever comprehend them to have.
I do however understand a lot of the confusion people have with some of my songs
if they know me at all.
Let me explain. Sometimes the story gets a little twisted up when you have to
make something Rhyme, or add enough syllables to make things work.
In turn, you end up adding tid bits that really weren't meant to be there
during the birth of the actual song. Most of it remains relevant, yes.
But in turn, the truth in meaning of the song is clouded by
the listener as they tend to connect the words to their own experiences in life,
changing the opinion even further now.
This leaves open debates, and opinions all over the place. I even have my own
strong opinions about things other songwriters have said or done. But if I look
closely, I am just as much at fault with a few of my own tracks.
I do however know that when I wrote this particular song I was twisted up in the middle
of a Domestic Violence Situation and seriously contemplating Suicide at the time.
I wanted out so bad. I would pray that he would just finish the threat and actually kill me,
or I just get out myself. I was at my life's ALL TIME lowest when I wrote that song.
That song though, it WAS my suicide that day because I refused right then and there to let some weak individual who can not even keep them self in control, control me and my emotions, and that includes Satan. Period. End of Story. No more guessing for anyone. It's right here. And so it was.
Music saved my life.
The greatest part about this song, is that I will never look back to that point again, and I sure as hell
will not ever allow myself to fall into that sort of web again either. Lessons learned!
The only direction you will ever travel, is the direction you are facing at the time.
Food for thought.
Stay tuned for more info on my #NewSong #DontLookBack Scheduled to #Release #ValentinesDay2019 #February14th2019
Thank you so much for all the support!
Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
You can also find me with the #
#SimplyMaryStyle for puns and covers on YouTube!
Watch for more exciting News on the Release to come and lots of Love for me to give back to you!
Don't Look Back Now!
Posted at 2014-10-21
Posted at 2014-10-21
Simply Mary is proud to announce we advanced through the Gorilla Music Battle of the Bands Finals with 2nd place of 10 great Bands! This has opened up a door of opportunity to perform in front of Sony A&R Reps at the Nile Theater in Mesa, AZ on November 29th, 2014 as we celebrate the release of our Freedom Bound Album to Empower Survivors of Domestic Violence!
We have so many great things happening and need to thank our most loyal fans for helping us make this dream a reality!
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