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Top Downloads for May 2020 

These are the top downloads for Human Project music for the month of May, 2020.  Over 26 countries downloaded the music.  The top downloads are as follows.

Highway 58                (Vandergriff)                         Humanize 2017                        

Norwegian Wood       (Lennon/McCartney)            Human's Last Stand 2014

Taliban Man               (Vandergriff)                         Best of The Human Project 2010

Jimmy's Juke Joint    (Vandergriff)                         The Real Stuff 2006

57 Channels              (Springsteen)                        Fadin To Gray 2019

Life                            (Vandergriff)                          Fadin To Gray 2019

Beyond Blue              (Vandergriff                           Human's Last Stand 2014

Deep River                (Vandergriff)                          Human Project II, Humanized 2008

Despite existing in relative obscurity, Loyd is one of the top selling artists from Central California.  His music sells internationally. He has no label backing. No management. No PR firm. He does all of it himself.  He also produces his own music. He also hosts Human's Show, a podcast he has been doing for close to 10 years. It has an international following.

The new release is still delayed at CDBaby.  Beyond Frustrating.

Thanks for your support of Human Project Music.

From the Central Valley Of California comes...........Loyd Vandergriff's Human Project.

Rockin since 2005.

New Release Updates  

The news regarding my new release "Intersection," is not good. While CDBaby is understaffed and many are working at home, there is no excuse for the clusterfuck I have faced trying to get this released.  They have had it for 3 months. Little or no communication from them.  Finally, they come back and tell me my cover art does not meet their standards in terms of photo quality. WTF. I used software they provided to get the pic to quality requirements they require. And this is a digital download release only. This pic is not for a physical CD. So....I submitted a pic taken by a professional photographer close to 10 years ago.  The only way this will be rejected is if I have used it before on a single release or something like that.  Hell, I can't remember. I have released "a few."  Songs like "Corona," that was written in February are losing their relevance, which is a bummer because the song was spot on. It is a hot jam with AC Myles on lead guitar.  

That all said, I think "Intersection" is a very good release.  10 songs. 7 originals.  Some of the songs are deeper and more thought provoking. I have been doing this for 16 years now and I feel I continue to grow as an artist, although I am not getting any younger.

I hope you will consider Intersection when it finally does release.  I will provide you with the link.

 

New Cover For Intersection.

Top Downloads for April 2020 

It was a very good month for Human Project Downloads.  328 total download sales.  64 different songs, 58 written by Loyd, aka The Human. Close to 30 different countries downloading the music.  This does not include the new release which has gotten bogged down at CDBaby.  This should be resolved soon.

Top Downloads

Highway 58                                              Humanize 2017

Life                                                           Fadin to Gray 2019

Vicodin Blues 2019                                  Fadin to Gray 2019

Jimmy's Juke Joint                                  The Real Stuff 2006

57 Channels                                             Fadin to Gray 2019

Fast Train                                                 Humanize 2017

Requiem For Washington                        Last Train Out 2011

Fadin To Gray                                          Fadin To Gray 2019

High Anxiety                                            Human Project II, Humanized 2008

 

Top Countries:

USA,  Russia, Canada, Switzerland, France, Australia

 

Cover For "Intersection." 

Should be out soon now.

Other Artists Recording Human Project Songs 

As time has moved on, more and more artists are finding my songs and recording them. To do this legally, they have to get my song licensed through an agency that does just these type of things. They pay a fee and then are granted permission to record my song.  Each time this happens, I am paid a royalty. The more the song sells, the higher the royalty I will get.  The statistics I am provided lag so this is from the 3rd quarter of 2019.  It takes them awhile to accumulate all this information.

During this quarter 7 of my songs were licensed to be recorded by others, many by numerous artists across the world.

Dakota                                    70 

Highway 58                             54

My Flag                                   37

Keep it To Yourself                  33

Evil on the Loose                    18

Fast Train                                  2

Mescaline Alley                         1

 

Artists in the USA made up the biggest number that licensed my songs with 163.  But artists from 16 other countries did as well. They are as follows:

Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Spain ,Finland, France, Great Britain Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden,USA

 

I started Human Project Music in 2005. I recorded my first CD of all original music in 2006. I was already 56 years old.  Now I am 69, and have just released another very good one called, "Intersection."  It is a download only release.  I really like it. I feel I have not lost my edge at all, in fact I think I have gotten even better.

Very grateful to all of those who support my music.

 

Human Project Featured on Podcast 

Loyd Vandergriff's Human Project is featured on Human's Show on Podomatic.  He personally pics the tracks. Most of them are pretty recent and there

are several from his new release, "Intersection."  Intersection has only been released at CDBaby and it is taking a long time to get it to other sites like

Spotify, Apple music, Itunes and the like.  I will let you know when that happens.

Here is the link to some damn good Human Project Music.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/thehumanproject/episodes/2020-04-27T20_00_00-07_00

 

Everyone take care and be safe.

Peace