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Mahesh last won the day on May 4

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About Mahesh

  • Birthday 04/17/1992

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    Songwriter, composer, musician, performer, producer
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    John Mayer, Damien Rice, Paolo Nutini, The Reign of Kindo, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, D'angelo, Erykah Badu, Daniel Caesar

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  1. These are very useful suggestions! Thank you @Auburn. We will work towards addressing some of these in the days ahead!
  2. Yay! I'd love for you to listen in. This is one of my most favorite songs to perform and it was the very first and only solo performance of the night. This whole gig which was the launch gig of my last EP "Accept" was recorded and shot as a concert movie. The music video for this song will go live this Friday! You can listen to the song on these various places below. If you do, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Bandcamp: https://maheshmusic.bandcamp.com Spotify Apple Music
  3. If I'd only known and understood this when I started off when younger, I'm sure I would have been SOOO far ahead in my music career than where I am now. Not that I'm not being grateful for how I've grown and progressed, but there's SO MANY people who believe that the work as a musician stops as soon as you finish writing the music and put it out there for release. I've known some artists who CHOOSE not to promote their album and just put it out there. "If people like the music, they will come and they will pay" "My role is that of an artist, it is beneath me to promote my music" and many more. I see it much differently now. And because of it, I've been even excited to work on my fanbase - one listener at a time. I've got nowhere else to go
  4. Glad you had a great time. It's always good to hear about a good gig anywhere in the world!
  5. That's very kind of you. Thanks @john for your help all the way through the release!
  6. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Though this was recorded back in 2018 as part of the Accept EP launch gig, I only got to work on remastering the audio recently. This will be the first of many releases leading up to the release of what is now an album titled "Change". It's been a very useful exercise to set up this release and set up the many things I still hadn't fully figured out - Branding - my wife who is also a graphic designer and artist helped me SO very much in the process of setting up a visual aesthetic. - Mailing list - I started The Front Row that could be signed up on my website mahesh-music.com as a way to connect with my fans in a more personal way. - A social media engagement schedule to warm up my audiences with repromotion of other music, teasers about the upcoming release and some exclusive stories and content for those who choose to sign up for the mailing list. - Setting up stuff on SoundExchange and The MLC (work in progress thanks to Peggy!) I like the pace but I fear of burning out trying to handle so many things. John gave me a few pointers in regards to that - the essence of which was to not be a perfectionist with everything and to commit a certain amount of time to the tasks and simply reach the target by the end in the best way you currently can by the end of that time limit.
  7. This is so true! It used to be so normal for me to do things while listening to music but these days I spaz out in the first instance of multi tasking. I wish I could go back to how my mind functioned before if only to listen to music for more amount of time than I actually have these days.
  8. I agree, the sound tracks for Japanese/Korean games, TV shows and anime movies has better music and rather progressive for it to be mainstream. Always so astonished these days about how simplicity gets mistaken for boring while writing songs and how so many songs sound the same. Also agreed with @john that indie music is so much more versatile than what mainstream charts lead you to believe.
  9. I've understood this more and more every single time I've released something - the value of a good marketing plan. It was not about trying to mislead my audience into thinking it's more bigger or better than what it actually is. Instead, I've come to see marketing as my effort to make sure the music I make reaches those people who will enjoy it, understand it, relate to it.
  10. I totally agree with you @john. In the decade long stint with you on this indie musician thing, every single time I had to go through a whole bunch of learning skills and executing tasks, I felt overwhelmed and sometimes even questioned you about it. This time around when we started working on things, I was pleasantly surprised to have realized a lot of the more rudimentary tasks for the release plan and schedule, I was much faster and comfortable in executing those things. The things that overwhelm me now are relatively more advanced and I guess it is a bittersweet journey. It does set me up every single time to do better and have a more refined baseline for the next release. What a journey!
  11. I know I chose to be a full time musician but man, sometimes the amount of work that you have to do during music release years - it's frustratingly excessive. The thing that I find most annoying is the social media content stuff - writing blogs, making videos, website design and on and on. Though I don't necessarily align with those who do no marketing at all, but I resonate with them! Sometimes, you just want to write the music and everything else to fall in place lol
  12. Hiya Tony, Welcome to Songstuff. Jazzy RnB - that sounds just like the kinda music I like! What kinda artists or influences do you resonate with? Look forward to hearing some of the music you have to share! //cdn2.songstuff.com/uploads/emoticons/default_smile.png
  13. While the pre-production for my upcoming EP/album is in progress, I have also been preparing a lot of assets for the upcoming music releases - an updated EPK, a well thoughtout and designed brandkit with logos, colours and fonts to use etc. It's a lot of work! Work that I personally believe helps me in my music career and help me take the next leap with the next release. But I know many musicians who do not care about these sorta things. I mean, I understand if you do music part-time or as a hobby. But are there any professional musicians here who believe that marketing your music is an irrelevant effort?
  14. On the day of each gig, I may feel some butterflies in increasing levels as the gig draws closer. I guess it's my body's way of prepping for a session of focus and efficiency on stage. This feeling goes away 10 seconds into making my very first sound on stage. I've not been able to avoid this experience but have come to accept it in a way which has helped so much. On the other hand, if I'm stressed out for some reason or am feeling quite unexpectedly nervous or anxious, listening to music helps! I listen to my favs - John Mayer, Damien Rice, Nocturnes by Chopin, Chet Baker, etc It sure calms me down or at least distracts me from the thought that I'm anxious. I avoid too much socialising but enjoy speaking to a friend about something irrelevant to the day's events. I also keep myself hydrated and avoid any alcohol just before getting on stage.
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