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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.

New Music Videos from The Phoenix and Production Updates

The studio session at Ancient Wave went so smoothly, which is not surprising given the level of skill and talent I had the privilege of working with! Here are some new live performances from The Phoenix Taphouse open mike on May 25, 2023. Hope to see you at my upcoming show there on June 24th! RSVP to LMK. Included in this playlist: Cactus Flower, Nothing’s Wrong and Movin On. Next step in the production process for “Let This Be Enough” will be adding in bass, dobro and piano/keys and locking in my vocals. The mix already sounds super pro, almost radio-ready. Check out the photos taken by John Taber.

Videos from The Open Book Show

Videos from The Open Book Show in Grass Valley, CA on March 24, 2016 are now available on YouTube. Here is the playlist:

More videos from the show will be added to this playlist as they are available. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to receive updates when they are added.

Enjoy!

-Catherine

Studio Session with Mark McCartney

Here is some “footie from the sesh” recorded on May 7th at SunSound Studios with Michael Logue on the board & Mark McCartney on drums. Mark tracked on “Hammer and the Chimes,” “Whirlwind Girl,” and “Movin’ On.”  Special thanks to Mark’s wife, Lesli Schwartz for assisting with Bridget-care! 🙂 I can’t wait to hear the new mixes! Here is a little video sample of Mark rockin’ it on “Hammer and the Chimes”:

Upcoming solo performance: Women’s Writing Salon

My next solo appearance will be at the Women’s Writing Salon in Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, September 11th (re-imagining this date in our history). I will be performing Last Long, Blue Day, Carol Ann (a new upcoming release!) and Whirlwind Girl.

Then I will take a break to bring a new piece of human-life-music into our world around October 26th (that’s code for “baby!”).

Blessings of harmony,

Catherine

Video: “Nothing’s Wrong” by Catherine Scholz LIVE at LadyFest 2008

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This is a live performance of “Nothing’s Wrong” by Catherine Scholz at LadyFest Nevada County, 2008.

Video: “Hammer and the Chimes” by Catherine Scholz LIVE at LadyFest 2008

This is a live performance of Hammer and the Chimes by Catherine Scholz at LadyFest Nevada County, 2008.

Video: “Whirlwind Girl” Live at LadyFest Nevada County 2008

This is a live performance of “Whirlwind Girl” by Catherine Scholz at LadyFest Nevada County, 2008.