Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Morris Jones has a passion to create jazz music that will take you to another level. He is known to many as “GJ Jazz Musiq.” He acquired his artist name by using his middle initial “G” and his last name “Jones” and that’s “GJ Jazz Musiq.”
When Morris Jones plays his acoustic guitar, you can become so caught up in the groove that it will make you want to move. Listening to his flavorful, charismatic, and sensitive tones and rhythms are truly remarkable. His ability to make a guitar talk where words seem to fail makes him unique with his technique.
Morris Jones first CD, “Feel My Spirit” has a smooth, soulful jazzy gospel sound that will make you crave for more of his heartfelt message. In this CD, he acknowledges these are very “Trying Times” and his music encourages people to “Do All You Can Do” and anything that is weighing you down to “Shake It Off.” This CD also encourages the notion to “Move On’ to higher ground. His musical, soulful, and heartfelt message will delight audiences for years to come.
Morris Jones began his career after he became fascinated with an acoustic guitar that was given to him by his brother at age six. He played in his school choir and received numerous awards from talent competitions. Although he enlisted in the Army at age 17, he continued to play with various bands. He organized a band called, “The Family culture” which became well known in South Korea.
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Facebook has launched a new feature that allows users to share images as comments on posts. Previously, Facebook allowed users to share an image as a comment only with a link. FB engineer Bob Baldwin, who helped build the feature wrote, When I'm talking with a friend, sometimes showing a photo helps me tell a story much better than words alone."
Here's what it looks like:
I can imagine bands asking fans to post concert photos or running a photo-based contests. How will you use it as a marketing tool?
As I and others have pointed out, raising money is not the only possible benefit of crowdfunding. If you have an appropriate story, it's possible to get coverage in all sorts of media outlets from music sites to local newspapers. In addition, an increasing range of sites are now featuring news about specific campaigns.
Music Sites Covering or Promoting Crowdfunding Campaigns
50K Music Mag started with a focus on Sellaband and now features musicians crowdfunding on a variety of platforms.
Radio Crowdfund offers "weekly tales of new music discovery from the crowdfunding wilderness" covered by Paul Schomer and includes crowdfunded music released in the previous 6 months.
theMusic.com.au is an Australian-focused music site with a regular series called We Want The Funds. They tend to feature Australian acts but I've seen other bands on there and the form at the end of each We Want The Funds column appears open to all.
Tone Deaf is another Australian music site that has a regular column called Crowdfunding Forecast that includes non-Australian acts. It's not exactly clear how best to submit info on your campaign but here's the contact page.
General Interest Sites Featuring Crowdfunding Campaigns
It's a good day for #crowdfunding your idea. Do you want a story to cover your crowdfunding project? Follow us and direct message.— SVCrowdFundNews.com (@svcrowdfundnews) June 11, 2013
Crowdfunding Eye accepts article submissions about crowdfunding including specific campaigns discussed by the crowdfunders themselves.
Crowdfunding PR is a free press release posting site created by Crowd Crux that accepts press releases for possible inclusion.
Also from Crowd Crux:
21 places to promote your Kickstarter campaign
30 People to Promote Your Kickstarter or Indiegogo Campaign to on Twitter
3 Benefits Of Music Crowdfunding Beyond "Show Me The Money"
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