||The Wide, Wide World of Electronic Music
By John Taglieri
© 2000, John Taglieri/Leap Dog Music. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
John was a columnist here for a while but found he had no more time after his own career took off! :) . He's doing some great things now, so I hope you'll read his thoughts on electronic music and drop by his web site to see what he's up to these days. Thanks for being a part of The Muse's Muse, John! Best of luck with your musical future!
Hey there! My name is John Taglieri. I'm a singer, songwriter who like many of us is trying to make it in this world we call music. Each month I am going to attempt to take you on a fun little trip. As songwriters in this day and age of internet availability, there are more ways than just CD's for people to get our music into their hands. There's Wav, Real Audio, MP3, Liquid Audio, and new mediums popping up everyday. To some, these are a God send, a way to get exposure they never would have dreamed possible. To others, it's a nightmare, with what they feel is the end of royalty tracking and the total outbreak of the long fought battle against piracy of their music. I'm going to try to make sense of it all for you here. Feel free to join in and ask any questions you might have, I still have plenty myself. With the speed that new technology replaces old, it's hard to keep up. I'll be asking some of the best in the business what they think and piecing their answers and your questions into what I hope will be an informative, fun column for songwriters to learn more about their possible choices for promotion. Hope you stop by and, let the games begin!!
A short bio
Picking up a guitar at age five was the first stop for John Taglieri, and he hasn't looked back since. This thirty-two year old, multi-instrumental, singer/songwriter has been playing and recording music professionally since the age of 15. He has released independent albums with past groups, toured on local, regional and national levels, and received airplay from many radio stations around the world. Sponsored by Ovation Guitars and signed to A2 Records, he has seen his first solo CD, "Leap Of Faith" release internationally to great success. He has been featured in numerous articles and interviews both in print, the internet, and on radio. He has had songs featured in independent films, written jingles and does occasional studio work. To learn more about John, stop by his home page at http://leapdogmusic.com/.