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The Familiar Road is now available on all platforms

It’s here! Please purchase “The Familiar Road” at Bandcamp: https://catherinescholz.bandcamp.com/album/the-familiar-road (doing so directly supports my work as an artist) and/or listen on your favorite platform – post a comment and let me know your response to these tracks. The 7 songs on this album evoke tones of anger, confusion, passion, and depth regarding love sought and lost, existential questions and the ponderings of the meaning of my young adult life. Enjoy!

Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6aKbol9IMViRyXsj1OJXET?si=Bz7tYyZbSDGHcpOkXl7yKA

Apple Music:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-familiar-road/1737914972

Amazon Music: https://amazon.com/music/player/albums/B0CZ1ZMDNZ?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER&musicTerritory=US&ref=dm_sh_hXWYDQoX13cv3wgCzmx8tX3ZZ

Pandora: https://pandora.app.link/zU6IF5kPJIb

Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/album/353563121

Deezer: https://deezer.page.link/JsRMPLLEW5Jz3Af69

Album Credits:

Catherine Scholz – vocals, guitar

Sean Gill – audio engineer, guitar (on some tracks)

All of my music is now available for purchase through BandCamp here:

https://catherinescholz.bandcamp.com/

Review of “My Heaven” –

Hi again and thanks for submitting! “My Heaven” sounds like a heartfelt folk song that seems to delve into themes of longing, fulfillment, and the pursuit of inner peace. With only a guitar as accompaniment, the raw and unedited vocals add a sense of authenticity and vulnerability to the emotional journey portrayed in the lyrics. Opening with contemplation on the nature of heaven, questioning the dichotomy between blessings and curses, the protagonist yearns for a heaven defined by simple pleasures and the warmth of a lover’s embrace, contrasting the idealized image with the complexities of reality. Throughout the chorus, the protagonist reflects on their personal vision of heaven, characterized by an abundance of love and laughter. This sentiment is further emphasized through the imagery of falling for the moon on a cloudless night, highlighting the beauty found in moments of vulnerability and connection. As we progress in the song, the lyrics explore the elusive nature of peace and fulfillment, acknowledging the presence of unresolved dreams and unfulfilled desires. Despite feeling bound by metaphorical chains, the protagonist grapples with the notion that liberation is within reach, if only they had the courage to seize it. In the final chorus, the repetition of the phrase “My heaven” serves as a poignant reminder of the protagonist’s unwavering pursuit of happiness and contentment. Loved the soulful goodness! I will share it on my socials and playlist ASAP!

All the best and thanks! 🙂 – Oghamyst Music

My Heaven” was featured here:

Let This Be Enough” was added to these playlists:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6UdmcD579KUPA72CmXPsXS?si=30c44b1c0b644775

Take My Hand” was added to this website:

Canciones recomendadas para esta semana de marzo

and promoted on Instagram here by Laura Meets Musicians:

and added to this playlist:

Right Here Now” was featured here:
https://tinnitist.com/2024/02/26/groover-playlist-249-everything-you-need-almost-part-1/
https://tinnitist.com/2024/02/26/groover-playlist-249-everything-you-need-almost-part-2/
https://tinnitist.com/2024/02/26/groover-playlist-249-everything-you-need-almost-part-3/

Catherine Scholz

and added to these playlists:




Let This Be Enough” was added here:

“Take My Hand” new love song is here! and other updates

Happy Valentine’s Day, hope you’re feeling loved! My new love song “Take My Hand” is now available on all major platforms, enjoy! Purchase at BandCamp

Listen on Spotify:

Listen on Apple Music:

https://music.lnk.to/T3e6Pr

Listen on Pandora:

https://pandora.app.link/QduJRuTAbHb

Listen on YouTube:

Listen on AmazonMusic:

https://music.amazon.com/albums/B0CVBL64F4?do=play&trackAsin=B0CVBL3NQT&ref=dm_sh_x9RdneklHWRc2kslG7gMFlTJm

Listen on Deezer:

https://www.deezer.com/en/album/546359602

Listen on Tidal:

https://tidal.com/album/344613283

Donate via Venmo

Production Credits and Details:

Release Date: 02/14/2024, single
Original song by Catherine Scholz (lyrics and music)
Guitar and vocals by Catherine Scholz
Recording assistance: Francisco Aviles
Mixing and mastering: Oz Fritz
Lyrics: Take my hand from now until then we’ll have eternity, you’ve given me love like I’ve never known, I return it gratefully. Now with all my heart and all of my soul I pledge this day in truth: take my hand and never forget how much I love you.

Thanks to Groover, “Take My Hand” is being featured on these internet radio stations, social media sites and playlists:

https://tinnitist.com/2024/01/29/groover-playlist-245-making-the-most-of-it-part-3/


Byron Bay, Australia:
https://www.bayfm.org/shows/living-your-arts-off/

Let This Be Enough” continues to gain traction and was featured here in Peru:

La navidad llena de buena música

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7b9EI2H5DPC8ytGLRyfPzI

Hammer and the Chimes continues to be added to playlists and internet radio around the world:

Hallelujah was featured here:

Canciones recomendadas para esta semana de enero

Right Here Now” (pop mix) has been added to this playlist by Playlist Booker:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1PKMWGNFrf5JG29wIthRmv

“Take My Hand” new love song coming soon!

Here’s a preview of my new love song, “Take My Hand” (original song):

I wrote this song many years ago and I’m grateful to Francisco Aviles for helping me get unstuck with recording this. He also mixed and mastered this version. Enjoy!

More Hammer and the Chimes adds:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0Zf8Eq4YgqGTPUr9mzK380?si=d0cbe0d48a4c40ff

https://laut.fm/7tage-7songs

Catherine Scholz

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbphU16YEF5vUSHVPIjL5XU9Ra16iniYC

Soon you can add my music to your TikTok videos here:
https://music.tiktok.com/artist/6578682035416602632?channel=seo

Donate to Middle Eastern Children’s Alliance by purchasing “President”

President” from Whirlwind Girl has been included in the fundraiser for the Middle East Children’s Alliance – please donate to support the distribution of vital supplies to the children.

MECA is based in Berkeley, has been around for 30 years, and they are using their relationships in Gaza right now to get supplies out in whatever ways they can, wherever they’re able to go. They’re also trying to partner with bigger organizations to get supplies through when they are unable.

Donations to them will go toward the urgent relief needed to support the immense suffering and devastation happening now in Gaza.

We recommend donating as much as you can – $25-100 sliding scale – proceeds after Bandcamp fees all go to MECA. Thanks to Jessie Woletz (@seaweedsway) for organizing this campaign!

Mixtape for Palestine
Listen to “President”

Hallelujah 2023 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grass Valley, CA – November 19, 2023

Introducing a Captivating New Cover Song – “Hallelujah” written by L Cohen, adapted/arranged by Catherine Scholz, mixed and mastered by Oz Fritz.

Catherine Scholz, an award-winning singer-songwriter, is set to enchant listeners with her latest arrangement of “Hallelujah.” This highly anticipated song showcases her production team’s exceptional talents and Scholz’s unique vocal style, captivating fans with its poignant lyrics and moving melodies.

With “Hallelujah,” Catherine Scholz delivers a mesmerizing experience that combines elements of Folk and Indie Pop, evoking a sense of relaxation with a touch of melancholy. The track’s dreamy undertones provide a poetic soundscape that beautifully aligns with Scholz’s evocative vocal presence.

The song’s instrumental arrangement features the skillful blending of ambience from inside the Basilica de Sacre Coure in Paris and acoustic guitar sounds provided by Michael Logue and Francisco Aviles. The guitars gracefully support Scholz’s vocals, creating an enchanting and immersive musical experience. From the first note to the last, listeners are transported into a world where emotions flow freely and harmonies resonate deeply.

Driven by a BPM of roughly 80 with occasional variations, Scholz’s “Hallelujah” entrances listeners with its cozy vibes and delicate nuances. Scholz’s masterful execution and the overall high-quality production ensure that the song’s sentiments are effectively conveyed to the audience.

Catherine Scholz draws inspiration from influential artists such as Leonard Cohen, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Sarah McLachlan. Her musical ingenuity shines through in her version of master songwriter Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” adding a unique dimension to the Folk genre and contributing to her burgeoning reputation as a rising star in the industry.

As a recording artist and songwriter, Catherine Scholz has continuously impressed fans and critics alike with her extraordinary compositions. Her ability to blend heartfelt lyrics with a captivating vocal delivery has garnered her a dedicated following around the globe. “Hallelujah” is a testament to Scholz’s outstanding talent and serves as a representation of her evolution as an artist.

For those seeking solace in enchanting melodies and poetic storytelling, Catherine Scholz’s “Hallelujah” is a must-listen. Stay tuned for the release of this extraordinary song, set to captivate audiences worldwide on December 2nd, 2023

Production Credits

Pre-Save on Spotify: https://show.co/tlf9o62

Hallelujah Coming Soon and more LTBE playlist adds

Just a reminder that donating supports the ongoing creation and promotion of the music I create as well as the creators I collaborate with. Please consider a donation that works for you. Every dollar helps! Your financial support also supports the collaborators in my music ecosystem.

I’m really excited that my new version of “Hallelujah” is almost ready for submission! Please follow me on Spotify to be notified of when you can listen there (anticipated arrival is December 2nd, 2023). Be on the lookout for a “pre-save” campaign as well on my social media profiles where you can show Spotify that you’re excited about it, too.

LTBE reaches 29%In the meantime, “Let This Be Enough” continues to gain traction by more playlist adds through Groover (referral link). This song has reached almost 3000 streams and its popularity score grew from 16% to 29% (almost enough to trigger the Spotify algorithm for getting placed on the highly coveted Discover Weekly playlist.

More playlist adds for Let This Be Enough

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6LGMjGIj7TNKZ4epEZhLqP

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4qTFTvltIOk3QRYPJ9Xo9k

New release soon: Hallelujah, updates on LTBE and more

New Release Coming Soon

Donate via VenmoI’m pleased to announce that for the holidays, I will be releasing my version of “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen in collaboration with Francisco Aviles on classical guitar and Oz Fritz on ProTools. “Hallelujah” is an often-requested song by my listeners, people find it comforting and so it will be perfect for creating that chill holiday vibe. Please consider donating to this project as I am an indie artist producing music without the assistance of a label (THANK YOU). If you do not have a Venmo account, you can send $ to me via PayPal (using friends and family avoids expensive fees) or send a check to Catherine Scholz, 10126 Alta Sierra Dr. #228, Grass Valley, CA 95949. Cash in hand is always good, too!

More Playlist Adds

In the meantime, “Let This Be Enough” has been added to more playlists through another successful Groover campaign. Each playlist name is linked to Spotify in the list below so you can check them out and add them to your collection.

you in mind…
72 Pop Music
72 Car Music
Working out from Bumblebee
CakeLoud Party Music
72 Summer Music 2023
I still believe in good songs
The Best Music of the Week
UNSIGNED by Hubb UK
This is Winter Music
Soundcree Pop

Progress in Popularity

MusicStax.comLet This Be Enough” has also gone from 16% to 27% in popularity (a 60% increase). According to Indie Music Academy), if this song it goes up just 3 more percentage points in popularity, it could trigger the Spotify algorithm for getting placed on the highly coveted Discover Weekly playlist. Being on this Spotify playlist could result in a huge boost in exposure. This boost in exposure could lead to the social proof I need to get my music licensed for film/TV/games which could result in an ongoing income stream (my ultimate goal). If a song reaches 50% in the popularity score, it could get featured on the Spotify Editorial Playlist, another coveted goal for composers/publishers like myself.

College Radio Charts

# 8 on the NACA ChartsIn its first week of radio airplay, “Let This Be Enough” has also charted #8 on the National College Radio Association charts thanks to the good folks at Tinderbox Music in Minneapolis. The song is now charting in the top 600 on  weighted and and top 400 on unweighted NACA charts.

According to Jon at Tinderbox, “the unweighted charts count every station equally. A small community college radio station counts the same as the largest non-commercial radio station, regardless of market size…  November 1, 2023 – UnweightedThe weighted charts adjust for wattage, listenership, and a variety of other factors. KCRW in Los Angeles and KCMP  in the Twin Cities (Minnesota) are very large stations, which are then assigned a “weight…” They’re weighted as a 5 or 6, meaning a #1 charting there will be worth 5 or 6 times as much as a small station. Back in the day, the CMJ chart back was completely weighted, as is the NACC chart that Brandon now uses here at Tinderbox. The weighed chart basically emphasizes a core group of influential stations.” Jon also added “We are sure you’ll continue to move up. Be aware if you’re getting towards or into the Top 200 (weighted), it can be difficult as there’s few self-released records, you’re squaring off against weightier indies and majors the further you go.”

Demographics

Spotify provides information about who is listening and appreciating my music in general. These graphics show that my listeners are mostly female and in the 23-27 year age range. My top listening cities are Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, Ashburn and New York. Knowing my demographics will help if and when I have budget for running ads on Facebook and/or Spotify in the future.

Reminder About Upcoming Podcast Feature

Tomorrow, November 6th, “Let This Be Enough” will be featured on the Women of Substance podcast on iTunes. This podcast features “the best new music by Female Indie Artists and Female-Fronted Bands in all genres hand-picked by Bree Noble. Women of Substance Radio has provided a platform for female Indie talent since 2007 and was transitioned into a Podcast in 2014. Each show features 10 – 15 songs and Host Beth Matthew provides interesting tidbits about the artists.”

Thanks for reading, supporting, donating and sharing my music on social media, I really appreciate it! Also, please use the Spotify player below to listen and save my music on Spotify as well as follow me on Spotify to show your interest in my upcoming release of “Hallelujah.” You might notice that I have been curating playlists on Spotify as well, so check those out and feel free to add them to your collection.

Radio Campaign, Upcoming Podcast Feature, Spotify playlist adds to date for “Let This Be Enough”

Since my last post, I’ve been selectively spending on radio, playlist and licensing campaigns. I’m already seeing some growth in my Spotify listener count (over 700 now) and hope to see a significant increase in listeners in the near future when these campaigns do their magic. I’ve also been researching and collecting resources about the most cost-effective ways to promote.

MusicStaxLTBE10.12.23In this process, I learned that “Let This Be Enough” has a popularity score of 16% which means that folks are listening all the way through to the end. Shout out to Ryan with Indie Music Academy for directing me to MusicStax.com for this handy tool which utilizes the Spotify API to pull data. Ryan offers online courses for developing indie musicians like myself who are aspiring to collect royalties from their works.

Last week I had a meeting with Ray West of the Mezzo Agency who educated me about all the ways I can collect royalties, including forming an LLC for my music publishing company, AllGoodMusic with ASCAP. Previously I had a writer membership with ASCAP, but now I also have a publisher account which allows me to collect 100% of the royalties. Previously, CD Baby/Song Trust was listed as the publisher for Whirlwind Girl and Right Here Now.

Also this week, Tinderbox music printed 100 CDs and one-sheets to mail to non-commerical radio stations as well as submitted “Let This Be Enough” to genre-specific NACC radio stations across the nation. Here’s a list of all the playlists that have added “Let This Be Enough” as of today (click on image to expand):

PlayListAdds10.16.23

In case you want to visit these playlists, here are the links to check them out:

you in mind… (from Boost Collective)

https://spotify.link/pl2zsoK0EDb

Acoustic Morning (from Sound Campaign)

https://spotify.link/hLc4WqW0EDb

Rainy Day Blues by Don’s Tunes (from Groover):

https://spotify.link/B90fdBYbADb

Acoustic Reflections – Relaxing Melodies (from Groover)

https://spotify.link/DgROWH9ZEDb

Heartbreak Country (from Boost Collective)

https://spotify.link/aHu3ed70EDb

Country Rock Breakthrough (from Boost Collective)

https://spotify.link/qPPXZTb1EDb

Best Folk Acoustik – Rock – Pop (from Groover, for one month only)

https://spotify.link/ixDILumcADb

Thanks to BroadJam.com and their acceptance of my paid submission, on November 6th, “Let This Be Enough” will be featured on the Women of Substance podcast on iTunes. This podcast features “the best new music by Female Indie Artists and Female-Fronted Bands in all genres hand-picked by Bree Noble. Women of Substance Radio has provided a platform for female Indie talent since 2007 and was transitioned into a Podcast in 2014. Each show features 10 – 15 songs and Host Beth Matthew provides interesting tidbits about the artists.”

Fingers crossed for some great exposure which could lead to more Spotify listeners and more social proof! Do you know a playlist curator? Please share my track or add it to your own playlist – much appreciated!

Stay tuned for more updates on potentially another radio campaign with Imperium Network and another playlist campaign with Groover.