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By Hans Ebert It takes a lot for a train to cry and it takes a lot for a dam to burst and, gawd knows, it takes having to sidestep so many half-baked promises, and flimflam fakers to get to halfway near nowhere as a- I don’t really know, anymore. A chanteuse? Recording artist- and [...]

My friend Ben Semmens and I received a Royalty cheque last week from Universal Music Publishing in Hong Kong for HK$284.  This was after months of hounding the publishing house for a statement of “monies earned to date” for our song called “Home”, not the most original of titles in this hashtag and Google-centric world, [...]

There is just so much music out there, and yes, not all of it is that great. Then again, greatness is in the ear of Van Gogh and the psyche of Rasputin, but because of all the clutter, some real gems fall through the cracks. Guitarist Wil Cajucom is one of those rough diamonds found [...]

“Home-made Music is the online meeting place for the global creative community” Home-Made Youtube Channel Home-Made Official Facebook page Home-Made(@HomeMadeMusic78) – Twitter It’s been over-cooked and half-baked for so long that some good old new fashioned home-made music- make, bake and shake that Home-made Music- might be the recipe many have been waiting for. Share [...]

Just as many of us picked up guitars and decided to form bands with some being more successful than others in different areas of music, so it was with advertising. Some of us simply fell into it. Did we have a Masters in Marketing or Communications? No, but we had a passion for words, and [...]

In a world where making money by making music has made many musicians keep their day jobs and take on night jobs as gigs are scarce, and also because of those bozos who proclaimed from their games of thrones that giving away music was a good thing plus those other parasites who hoodwinked unknown artists [...]

No one said life would be easy, but they also never warned that it would also be so damn difficult, especially when making music, writing a song for the pure joy of it, and then, having that initial ego boost of people wanting actually wanting to pay money for the song via sync deals etc [...]

(www.fasttrack.hk) PRESS RELEASE Hong Kong, September 2, 2014: Home is where the heart is and, to many, home on a weekday in Hong Kong is attending a Happy Wednesday night at Happy Valley Racecourse. Now, there’s a song about all this, called, naturally enough, “Home”, which doubles and triples as the musical anthem for the [...]

Hong Kong: Home Sweet Home

Posted: 30th June 2014 by We-Enhance in BEN SEMMENS, Hong Kng

Many of us still remember how E.T. wanted to go home. Many of us talk about “home sweet home” and how “home is where the heart is”, but I often wonder if we’ve lost our way and, unlike what Paul McCartney sang on “The Long And Winding Road”, if it still “leads me back to [...]

It’s no secret: Hong Kong has a handful of good musicians, mediocrity is elevated and Okay becomes excellent as there’s really no “benchmark” or “standard of excellence” as what we have is the Peter Principle of music. Then again, some might ask, Are you throwing the net far enough? Are you, perhaps, moving in that [...]