This Moment Now Available On iTunes, Spotify
My brand new album 'This Moment' is now available for digital download on both Apple Music Store (iTunes) and Spotify. Visit my store page for links to these stores. CD format will be available very soon. I adjusted some settings and the CD release date was pushed back another week or so. I will post an update and a link the Amazon store as soon as the CD is available.
New Album Digital Release This Week!
I hope to have my brand new album 'This Moment' available on digital media by the end of this week. You'll be able to purchase 'This Moment' on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Pandora and Shazam. I will post all the links as soon as they are ready and forwarded to me by the distributors.
New Album Set For Release In February 2018
An unexpected delay on the manufacturing end opened the door for some new fixes and changes in my new album 'This Moment' which then pushed back the release of the album. Thankfully the end result is many months of hard work which I believe has paid off. The added work made this album come together really nicely and I believe fans of this music project will like the results!
New Music Project: 'This Moment' Releasing Soon!
After nearly 4 months of work into this project the final result are almost in. Soon to the released is my latest album 'This Moment' which will be available both digitally and in CD format. I really put my heart and soul into this album which I'm very proud of. I believe it was divinely inspired and the meanings behind this album are profound. The song 'This Moment' alone took many several months to finally put together. I believe the hard work will reflect in this album. Will post everywhere when it's ready. Stay tuned!
Next: The Den in Hawthorne, CA
Saturday night October 28th at 8pm. Great show at The Den in Hawthorne, CA. It was a very high energy show and I had a good time with my buddies from 'Second to none'. Thanks to John G, Carlos and Yadi for inviting me. Tried several new pedals. Whole new sound! Looking forward to coming back to this place.
Followup show AT Bulldog Pub July 5th
My July 5th followup show at the Bulldog Pub in Upland, CA was great. I appreciate the invitation to share the Artistic Momentum music with other patrons and musicians. This pub is definitely a nice place to hang out during the week. Good group of musicians.
Show AT Bulldog Pub 6-7-17 at 8PM
I played a lively show at the Bulldog Pub in Upland, CA. Special thanks to Jaxx Sessions for the invitation. This pub is really cool. Good place for musicians to meet and share each other's music.
Paradigm Shift- My New LP Is Now Available
Paradigm shift, my brand new album is now available. You can listen to it for free right here on my music page or on my reverbnation page here. Also, if you want to own the album go here to my createspace On Demand store and order a copy. Songs can also be purchased individually at my Reverbnation store here. For anyone in LA know that you can purchase the album for 25% off at any of my live shows as well. I will also sell both my 'Things will get better' album and 'Paradigm shift for the bonus price of 2 for $20. Stay tuned for my live shows in Los Angeles.
Introducing 'Paradigm Shift'- A New Album Coming Soon!
My brand new album is in the process of final production and it is titled- Paradigm Shift. This title reflects the theme of the new LP which is one of turning the page on the days of old, learning to live, thrive, think and progress on your own without the external manipulative forces of the control system dictating what you should think. The breakaway has begun! I will announce when the CD is officially available for purchase.
Brand New Album About to Release!
I can't believe how well things have gone in the making of my second soon to be released album. This second follow-up album is a major step forward toward the fulfillment of my musical vision and I've never been so excited about a music project release. There are many suprises and experiments in this upcoming CD and I suppose that's what makes this musical journey so fun. I can't wait to release this project! Keep up with my news page for updates.
Live at the Silverlake Lounge Friday 12-9-16!
Get ready for my life show at the Silverlake Lounge in Silverlake (Los Angeles, CA). This followup show promises to be the show of a lifetime and I'm super excited about it. Invite your friends and contact me for tickets by clicking here. Doors open at 6PM and my show begins at 8PM.
Breaking: Followup Album In the Makings
Rehearsal is almost done for what will be my followup album. This second album will be a great blend of typical Artistic Momentum eclectic sounds. Things are really coming together for this followup album and I'm really excited to heading back to the studio. I can't wait to get back into the trenches. The sound has evolved quite a bit from the last album. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
Live Show At The Silverlake Lounge Fri Oct 14
Don't miss Artistic Momentum live at the Silverlake Lounge 2906 W Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles CA. Doors will open at 7PM and the show begins at 7:15PM. Come listen to Bernie on acoustic-electric guitar and vocals and let your heart and mind be blessed. The tickets are $10 each. To purchase tickets and for additional ticket information please contact us by going to our contact page and filling out a contact form.
Album Release Party Was Awesome
The album release party was a success. I'm appreciative of those that came out to see the show. This was a very special environment of music lovers and activists. I've never had a chance to play for so long at an indoor venue like this. It was really special. A huge thanks to the owership of the Unurban Cafe for making this event happen.
Artistic Momentum Live Show- CD Release Party Coming Up Sat Sept 3rd!
We're just days away from my live CD Release Party performance which will take place at the Unurban Cafe in Santa Monica, CA. Stay tuned for a night of lively and inspirational tunes. Some will be never-before-played-live tunes with a strong message for the human race while others will be my usual collection of alt rock, flamenco, soulful and passionate tunes that are the trademark of my debut album. The show will start at 6:30PM and go for about two hours or so depending on the energy, the vibe and the crowd.
All the Ways You Can Purchase the New Album
My debut album 'Things will get better' can now be purchased in several way. First, if you are in Los Angeles and can attend an upcoming show you'll be able to save an instant 25% by purchasing the album in person from me. Otherwise I've made the album available at Amoeba Music store in Hollywood at 6400 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. If they don't have the album because they ran out let me know. Otherwise, there are many other ways to get your hands on my new album. You can go to our store link and click on the large banner to purchase now. That will take you to our main Createspace store where you can purchase the album. Alternatively you can click on the banner below that to purchase on Amazon. And lastly, you can purchase the album digitally to download directly to your computer by clicking on the bottom large banner on our store. That link will take you to CDBaby.com where you can even purchase the individual tunes for .99 cents each. Read the Q and A at the bottom of the page to determine which option is best for you.
Carving Out A Promotional Plan
I've recently updated my Artistic Momentum YouTube and Twitter accounts as part of my promotional campaign to help get the word out about this music project. Are you a fan of Bernie and Artistic Momentum? Then tell your friends and help spread the word. I've met so many people who tell me they love what this project is about and not to change a thing about it and to all of these people I want to say thanks for the encouraging words and I'm listening. I'll post all upcoming gigs on this website and email everyone on my list.
CDs Ordered Summer Shows Begin Now
With a large order of CDs officially ordered and available for sale in our Createspace store live shows will resume more steadily throughout the Los Angeles area. The past few weeks I haven't been performing as much in the interest of preparing the album. Artistic Momentum music fans can purchase the new album at any live show for a discounted rate. I will send out emails to everyone on my email list about upcoming shows ahead of time. As soon as the CD arrive I will promote the project to venues throughout LA. Anyone who wants to help with this marketing and promotion process please contact me on the contact page and sending me an email.
New Album Set to Release
My new album titled 'Things Will Get Better' is set to release very soon. All the music and artwork files have been finalized and I'm excited to say the album will be available hopefully before the end of June if not much sooner. I'm waiting on the approval process from the CD on-demand company I'm using. Once the album is approved I will have it available on multiple platforms which will provide distribution globally. More on this exciting news soon.
Santa Monica Shows Kicking Off Soon
I'll soon come out to play in the city of Santa Monica, now that I have obtained my performers permit. The city charges for performers to play in certain areas near the beach. I look forward to this summer's shows. The people are always nice and the weather is usually good too. The cost for the permit? $37 in case anyone is wondering. If there's any real drawbacks to playing in Santa Monica I'd say it's the limits imposed on the musicians. You can only play in 2 hour intervals at any given spot at the 3rd Street Promenade. So you have to constantly move around. But all together I love playing in Santa Monica. Ultimately, it's what you make of the shows and a good musician will learn to make almost any place his/her own otherwise what's the point of doing music? Hopefully I'll be out there in the next week or so and this is exciting!
First Album Officially Recorded At ES Audio
I feel lucky to have discovered ES Audio in Glendale to help me produce my first album. The people there were amazing and very skilled. My first album is now in production and will be available very soon. The new CD which will be an LP and whose title is still in the works will be available in my store.
Historic Core Farmers Market Invitation a Success
Magical, enlightening, energetic. These are the words I would use to describe the May 8th 2016 Artistic Momentum featured show at the Historic Core Farmers Market. The people were awesome and it turned to be Mothers Day so I had a chance to dedicate several of my tunes to the moms everywhere.
New Locations Open Up in LA
Stay tuned for an Artistic Momentum music set coming to Starbucks on Melrose near Fairfax in West Los Angeles. Also over the next few weeks I will be playing in various new locations including just outside Amoeba Music store in Hollywood. The idea for a music set sounded good to Amoeba personnel and I will be playing there on the weekends.
Invitation to new spot in DTLA- Blue Cube Cafe
I was invited to play just outside the Blue Cube Cafe in DTLA. It's a small cafe and the owner wants to change things up and see if live music brings in more business. Very interesting spot, much less traffic than other part of DTLA but a pleasant flow of commuters nonetheless. My first time playing there left me with a sense of satisfaction though I can't point my finger to why. I suppose the lack of disruptions and the good flow of working class made for a good combination. I'll be playing here maybe once a week or so. We'll play it by ear. The owner of the place is a really nice gentleman and the food there is really good. We'll see what live music brings.
Who Owns the Streets?
The question that rising every time a private security officer challenges a street musiciann about performing in the streets is, who owns the streets. Usually it's the City. We are now investigating several sections of Los Angeles with the city to confirm who owns certain parts of downtown L.A.. I'll be reporting on the results of this research which should be very interesting since I was recently told I couldn't play in a certain part of downtown L.A.. The police officer called to the scene was very friendly and appeared unsure about the issue. We'll see what the research shows soon.
Busking Ups and Downs
Busking is for those who truly love to perform their music under almost any condition. It takes a certain determination and passion for your music to busk in L.A.. I can't speak for other cities though. Busking has its ups and downs and one good thing about is you are free; free to perform what you want with little audience criticism. I think of busking as a rehearsal for a future show. It's a great way to practice your skills and practice becoming comfortable in front of an audience.
Busking has its downs as well. You often have to deal with unwanted interruptions of your show. It can get really bad at times. Hobos, pan handlers, lunatics, drunk idiots, schizophrenics, and trouble makers to name a few. Even well meaning people present interruptions to your show sometimes. On the good side, it's a great way to reach out to people of all walks of life. For this reason busking is a way of life.