Dayton Triangles Updates

Special Update: March 31, 2019

If you’ve read any of my past updates, you’re aware that I’ve been working on a book about the Dayton Triangles since late last fall. To recap, the Triangles were one of the original National Football League teams. I originally hoped to finish the writing and find a publisher by the 100th anniversary of the first game, which will be October 3, 2020.

However, recent events have forced a change in plans. This past week, the NFL and the Cincinnati Bengals announced plans to install a new turf field at Triangle Park to commemorate the league’s 100th season beginning this year.

Therefore, I’m announcing today that I’m beginning production of Dayton Triangles: The Life and Times of an NFL Original Team, a podcast series that will cover the period beginning with the pre-history of the team late in the first decade of the twentieth century and ending with the Triangles’ 25th anniversary in 1941.

Along the way, episodes will highlight unsung heroes, marvel at colorful characters and transport the listener back to a day when there was no Internet or television, when “cable news” came from a telegraph and football had no such thing as a “concussion protocol.” I’m hoping for a series premier is late spring of this year.

Since this project will be my primary focus for the next several months, I won’t be posting as many stock music updates for awhile. I’ll continue to feature stock music items on Twitter, in addition to updates about the new podcast series.


Update: Week of March 25, 2019

I have some personal stuff going on at the moment, so it’s tough to say what I’ll be up to this week. But I’m still working on my book project and have new stock music in the pipeline.

My newest uten in the pipeline is “Sad Piano and Cello.” According to Pond5, sad music featuring stringed instruments, especially violin and cello, is trending right now. I said, “I can do that,” and I did. Here’s a 30-second preview excerpted from the full-version.

The full version is about 2:15. There’s also a :60, :30, :15 and bumper edit. Pond5 is really pushing stock music creators like me to do :30 and :15 edits of everything for social media. Stay tuned for release details when available.

My stock music item of the week is High Energy Intro (30 Second). This track has a great 80s vibe if you’re looking for a touch of nostalgia.

And that’s it for this week. Please don’t worry as there’s nothing seriously wrong with me. I just have a lot of things going on. I hope all the things you have going on are great. Take care.

Podcast Music Stock Music Updates

In The Pipeline: March 19, 2019

I have several brand new items in for review at Pond5. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the them.

Business Positive Affirmation

This is a nice corporate-friendly musical background, in full (~3 minutes), :60, :30, :15 and bumper edits. Here’s a preview of the :30 version.

Powerful Podcast Intro

Here’s another entry in my Podcast Music Intro collection. It features a unique combination of cinematic drum hits and sequenced electronics to grab your audience’s attention. Available in :30, :15 and stinger edits.

Travel Podcast Intro 2

This is an exotic, mysterious opener for extreme travel podcast episodes or segments, available in :30, :15 and bumper versions.

What happened to Travel Podcast Intro 1, you might ask? You can preview it in my March 17th update.


Update: Week of March 18, 2019

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all of you Irish (and Irish-Americans)!

I’m working on new stock music and have three items ready to submit. Two of them are focused on travel. This one is more of your standard upbeat 30-second intro.

The other one is more exotic and mysterious. There also one that’s more dramatic for news, current events and such. If I don’t have any more brainstorms in the next day or two I’ll probably upload these by midweek.

My featured stock music item this week is ‘Science Technology Podcast Intro 4 (30 Second).’

Still working on the book. Moving into chapters 2-3.

I’m skipping the green beer this year, as I have for the last ten. If you imbibe, please do it safely. Don’t drink and drive.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you again next week.


Update: Week of March 11, 2019

Nothing earthshaking to report this week, just business as usual. Here in the States we “sprung forward” and frankly I feel like “falling back” already.

I have two new stock music items in the pipeline. “Business Optimism” is another corporate-oriented theme, in full, :60, :30, :15 and bumper versions.

“Science Technology Podcast Intro 5” is a little more edgy than my usual “sci-tech” fare. It could also work for technology or business news content. It’s available in :30, :15 and bumper edits.

Keep an eye on my Twitter feed for the heads-up when these and other news items become available to license.

My featured stock music item this week is Smooth Romantic Groove. It’s got a kind of rock-R&B vibe for romantic moments in your videos and other media. Please check it out!

Meanwhile, on the book front: After two tries, I have a draft first chapter of the Dayton Triangles book project that I like, complete with footnotes and end notes. I spent a lot of time on this because I want the beginning to be at least somewhat interesting. Otherwise, who’s going to keep reading? Next week I’ll start working on the 1910-1915 period.

That’s it for now. Check back next week for more, and watch my Twitter for breaking news. Thanks!


Update: Week of March 4, 2019

The release of my Extasis project is on hold until I see some more revenue from stock music sales. I’m in the middle of a sales slump that’s now more than a week old. I don’t want to spend money on setting up a new release until I’m confident I can cover next month’s bills. I could release it through DistroKid, but I’m trying to wean myself off of them. I already removed one of my singles from there.

I had sent a question to ASCAP asking about exempting certain outlets from performance royalty obligations. If I can do that, I plan to throw some of my outtakes on Bandcamp so if anyone wants them they can get them there. No response as yet. It doesn’t surprise me that they’re in no hurry.

I have a couple of new items in the pipeline at Pond5. The first is a big dramatic orchestral cue for cliffhanger or tension-building scenes.

Epic Dramatic Orchestral Cliffhanger

I also have a new addition to my new “Happy Sounds” collection. It’s a pretty little thing that’ll remind you of warm weather fun. It’ll be available in :60, :30, :15 and bumper versions.

“Happy Sunshine”

The book project has stalled, but I hope to return to it this week.

I must confess, I’m starting to wonder if I’m doing all this out of vanity. I have no evidence that my social media promotional and content management is having any effect on my sales. And I’m beginning to think I’m writing these updates just for myself. Am I wasting time that could be put to better use?

Who knows. Maybe this is just a brief lull and I’ll feel better about things next week. Or maybe I’ll just go back to a static web page. More on that later. Or not.

If you should happen to read this, I hope you have a happy and productive week.