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Sep 25, 2006

Finn Arild interview on world famous "Mark from Holland" progrock radio show

by admin — last modified Sep 25, 2006 12:00 AM

This week started with still having the flu - while my PR man got the runs. Still I managed to do some online promotion and set up an interview with Mark From Holland on the Dutch radio station Radio Heemskerk this coming Sunday; October 1st. Tune in on their internet radio for a listen at his progrock show at 21:00 CET.

This week we will work on setting up with more interviews in Norwegian radio stations for next week.

Sep 18, 2006

Interview and radio-single ****up

by admin — last modified Sep 18, 2006 12:00 AM

This week I've been busy with some online promotion - basically setting up MySpace account and songs up here and there. Thursday I had a local newspaper in for an interview about my record - it will come in this Thursdays paper (they're not a daily newspaper) - looking forward to see it - and dreading it a bit too ...

Friday, to my horror, I noticed a dropout in the radio edit I already had sent off to the radio stations. I immediately went on the phone to my PR man and we decided to send out a new batch - so there went the weekend. On the top of it all I catched the flu - but the CDs without dropouts are now on their way to the biggest radio stations.

Sep 11, 2006

Monday is blog day ...

by admin — last modified Sep 11, 2006 12:00 AM

... from now on, at least. Let's face it - with all the busyness (pun intended) the only way to get the blog down is to set a day for it. I'll try, at least :) ..

So - what's been happening since last time, you ask? Well - several things: I've been busy with my Norwegian release: Getting the CDs over to my distributors' warehouse and providing him with pictures and other material. Sending out promo CDs, pressreleases and the video here and there. I have a PR man taking care of the radio promo and if all goes well with that we'll set the CD out for release sometime during the next couple of weeks.

Aug 23, 2006

Upcoming Norwegian release

by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2006 12:00 AM

As you can see on the front page, I'm preparing for a Norwegian release. I have made a radio edit of "Take Two and Call Me in the Morning" which I have made 100 promo copies of now. It will soon be available here, on other sites and hopefully on both major and minor Norwegian radio stations.

Jul 18, 2006

Back from vacation and new review

by admin — last modified Jul 18, 2006 12:00 AM

After a couple of relaxing weeks up north in Norway it's back to work. I'm preparing for the Norwegian release of Serendipity and the other artist I'm producing. Also check out the review of my CD on this Brazillian site.

Jun 11, 2006

Serendipity now available digitally in Poland

by admin — last modified Jun 11, 2006 12:00 AM

The Polish online record shop MELO.PL now also has my CD.

Jun 06, 2006

New online digital distribution of Serendipity

by admin — last modified Jun 06, 2006 12:00 AM

Serendipity is now available at two more digital stores:

These are the first of many digital media distributors provided via CDBaby. I will post links to them as Serendipity appear in the online stores.

May 22, 2006

Interview in Argentinian Progressive Rock Magazine Nucleus

by admin — last modified May 22, 2006 12:00 AM

A lot of sites and magazines have expressed interest in my music. Here's an interview with the Argentinian progressive rock magazine Nucleus.

May 16, 2006

Take Two and Call Me in the Morning on Google

by admin — last modified May 16, 2006 12:00 AM

I have posted a high-resolution version of the video for "Take Two and Call Me in the Morning" on Google's new offering: video.google.com

May 09, 2006

Set in Motion

by admin — last modified May 09, 2006 12:00 AM

After spending a lot of time on my "real job" at Trolltech and their new web, I am now ready to get started on the Norwegian release. This takes a lot of planning - and quite a lot of money - but it now appears as if I can be able to release Serendipity in Norwegian record shops before the summer.

The "Bonden" project - the other musician I'm producing, is also on it's way - release here is likely in the autumn, sometime.

Mar 20, 2006

Reviews

by admin — last modified Mar 20, 2006 12:00 AM

Reviews are starting to come in and I have set up a Review Link Page.

Mar 11, 2006

Quiet days?

by admin — last modified Mar 11, 2006 12:00 AM

You probably think that when it takes some time for me to post blogs it's because there are quiet days in Finn Arild Music. Not so - there's so much to do that I've hardly had time to follow up on my recording blog.

In addition to coming back to my dayjob again, I have been busy producing an album for Bonden. This will be a folk/rock/western album with humorous lyrics in Norwegian. My own album release: Serendipity, has been put on hold while I finish these other tasks.

In addition, I've been setting up websites for my producer - Quille, his wife at Sørumsand Gullsmed and his brother at Warå Mølle.

Jan 22, 2006

Serendipity up on iTunes

by admin — last modified Jan 22, 2006 12:00 AM

Serendipity is now available on iTunes. It has taken some time during the Christmas rush, but now it's finally up there. CDBaby is now working on several other digital distribution channels. Hopefully they will be available soon.

Meanwhile I'm back to my dayjob in Trolltech as the webmaster. This doesn't mean I'm through with music. I'm currently writing songs for what I believe will be my second album. I'm also producing Bonden together with Tor Øyvind Quille.

Jan 05, 2006

A brave new year

by admin — last modified Jan 05, 2006 12:00 AM

Recently back from two weeks in Thailand I am soon due to go back to my dayjob. The last 4 months as a full-time musician has been great and a long-term goal is to be able to make it permanent.

This year will hopefully bring lots of sales for Serendipity, as well as success for the other projects I'm working on as producer, musician and songwriter.

Dec 08, 2005

Serendipity on sale

by admin — last modified Dec 08, 2005 12:00 AM

Finally the waiting time is over. You can now buy Serendipity directly from me or via CDBaby. European users will get faster and cheaper delivery from me, while US users will save on the transport since CDBaby is located "over there".

As you see on the timestamp it's pretty late (or early) now. I've been sitting up all night to get everything up. The webpages has been changed quite a bit too - there's more work to be done there too - but that will have to wait till tomorrow. Now it's sleeping-time.

Dec 05, 2005

The Waiting Time

by admin — last modified Dec 05, 2005 12:00 AM

orry about the long blog delays, I really haven't got any good excuse. After all this work I find myself waiting for the first time in this project. For CDBaby to put up my CD, For iTunes to put the album up and other things.

Meanwhile I'm producing a Norwegian folk/rock album by Bonden. Songs are being recorded in Quilles Recording Studio and progress is good.

I'll be back with a blog entry as soon as "Serendipity" is available for sale.

Nov 22, 2005

CDs arrived

by admin — last modified Nov 22, 2005 12:00 AM

Happy the manSo - 1019 CDs arrived from Sonopress in Germany today. As you can see, I'm a happy man. They're all excellent quality and no misprints have been detected so far. Keep watching my pages or contact me for more info about getting a copy.


Nov 08, 2005

The Video is up!

by admin — last modified Nov 08, 2005 12:00 AM

So - after getting the CD off to the printers I decided to make the video available online. Check it out :-)

Nov 03, 2005

Album preview up

by admin — last modified Nov 03, 2005 12:00 AM

I am very busy these days, but I still managed to put together an album preview of Serendipity for you.

I have read and checked the cover art 200 times now and have hopefully removed all mistakes. It's going to the printers now, so there's nothing more to be done about that.

In between I have even managed to make some new music. Plans for the next album is taking root - I even have a title for it :-)

Oct 31, 2005

New web system

by admin — last modified Oct 31, 2005 12:00 AM

I have set up Drupal as my new Content Management System (CMS). Now I can edit contents online and that will hopefully result in a more active blog and more frequently updated pages.

As soon as the CD has come from the printing I will put up some previews for you - you can see how the cover will look like on the new discography page.

The Serendipity master is now done and I am waiting for some details to be nailed down with my publisher (I will come back to that when the deal is done) before I send it off to printing. Lately I have been working with this website, making some new music - and planning the production of Traktorspor with Bonden - a Norwegian artist I have signed together with Tor Øyvind Quille.