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I have some songs but no money. I figured I have absolutely nothing to lose by sending you some of my tracks in case you like the sound of it and fancy taking a gamble... I wonder how many similar messages you get like this one too but that's beside the point! Thank you - especially if you take the time to listen!
‘Here is exactly the letter not to bother to send out.’
I have a young guy who got retinitis pigmentosa. As you have the condition but been a great success in your life I wonder whether one day we could meet you with my friend. He lives in Melbourne Australia. I believe a meeting with you would give him a great boost and inspiration. He has done well so far but had a set back in masters due to visual deterooration whilst in his preparations for assignments. Sorry if I have troubled you.
Best regards Ray.
The best thing your friend can do is to realise that he is himself an inspiration. He is dealing with his disability every day and those around him admire everything about him and what he achieves.
My eyesight has been neither a particular hindrance nor a particular help to me, but it has made me stand out and that is good.
I hope he does very well and I’m glad he has a friend and supporter like you
All the best
I wrote a piano-based tune a few years ago and it won a songwriting competition in a music magazine I'd really like to hear it recorded properly with a great singer and pianist, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in being involved I'm not expecting a reply but you can't blame a fellow for asking :) Here's a link to the tune on my Soundcloud page. It's called 'You Call To Me' http://soundcloud.com/songwriter101/you-call-to-me
Thanks for the email. My advice would be that if you want this song recorded and sung professionally you should pay someone to do it.
This depends on your budget and, in my view, you generally get what you pay for i.e. if you spend ten grand you’ll probably get a nicer recording than if you spend five hundred quid.
If you write ten thousand emails like the one you wrote me it’s just possible you may find someone who buys into the song and who has an artist looking for material so you have nothing to lose.
As you say, mostly you won’t get a response.
One tip I would say is that this type of song is quite traditional and the uk is very trendy and ephemeral so it might be worth you concentrating on south Africa, new Zealand, asia pacific and possibly argentina.
One more tip it’s worth doing a bit of research into the person you are writing to and giving a reason why you chose them. random emails like the one you sent to me look like you picked me out of a hat. That won’t help your cause.
Best of luck, Robin
As a child growing up in the 80\'s much of the music you produced shaped the way my musical tastes are today. In particular the Seer is an album that has stuck with me throughout the years. We all know the story of how your work was so cruelly destroyed by people with, it seems, no common sense. However I have to say that the Single mix of Look Away is by far the most superior thing to come out of that whole era. I would like to ask you, as a budding home producer/re-mixer, what your thoughts are on Pro-Tools. Do you think they add anything to today\'s music or do you still prefer (as Foo Fighters did with their last album) to let things stay as organic as possible? Also could you give me any tips as a budding producer? I often find that when I\'m editing a track or mixing I feel guilty for cutting things out and am never happy with the finished result. My best wishes to you and thank you for your wonderful work over the years.
Mr. Robin Millar,
Happy holidays! I love your works with EBTG. thanks for giving us the joy of music.
Tomomi Ozawa, Japan
Dear Robin. I just learned of you and your work through connecting with a link at the bottom of a message you posted to the JAWS list serve. I was touched to see your work with The Young Voices project for the United Nations . In the message you describe The Young Voices are severely disabled young people from the world\'s 22 poorest regions who are using music and film to put across the message of the needs and rights of disabled people in their regions. I work to try to provide advocacy and training regarding disaiblity issues to trainees I work with. I know you do not know me personally, but I am wondering if you have the capcity to share any of the videos, music etc. that are bieng made by this group in conjunction with the various countries they are working. I would love to see this personally and to possibly incorporate it into my in service trainings. I am blind/legally blind since my youth secondary to retinal cancer and work as a psychologist. thanks for your consideration and keep up the amazing work!
Thanks for the message and glad to hear you are doing good work. Here is the link to the young voices home page where you can check out the videos etc. http://youngvoices.lcdisability.org feel free to use as you like
All the best
Hi, Just wanted to thank you for the pleasure I had with some of your songs... I really love Sade music style and I found " Mum" I really love it. and Andrew Coleman song was really beautiful. I searched on other slow rythm in your website (and others) I didn't found a lot of staff... (if you have some idea, you're welcome)
Thanks a lot. (sorry for my english, I'm not a real good english speaker/reader).
Just had to let you know how I loved the piece in your autobiography re. Malcolm Mclaren's "Paris, Paris". I came across the CD by chance years ago and I can honestly say it is the best album I have ever heard. I play it regularly and cannot believe that so many people seem never to have heard about it - although everyone's heard about him!
Best wishes. John
My name is is Jean Roussel Keyboardist born in Mauritius, 1951... I live in France... I have been a 'Robin Millar Admirer' for 'oh so many years'... I played on many albums throughout the 70's, 80's, 90's, & continue to write & produce & play from my studio at home... Some of the Artists with whom I have recorded/concerted, include Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, Joan Armatrading, Thin Lizzy, T-Bone Walker, Bob Marley & The Wailers ("No Woman No Cry", "Rastaman Vibrations" etc), The Police ("Every Little Thing He Does Is Magic"), Sandy Denny, Celine Dion, Charles Trenet & many, many others VERY, VERY FORTUNATE, have I been... My Mother was married for several years, up until his passing, to a 'non-seeing' person, Thomas Boyle, who was born such... I spent many hours playing piano for him, & was constantly astounded by his intuitiveness... It would be a REAL honour for me to meet you one day, &, if possible, to work together... Please, do take care & continue to "be Robin Millar"...
Heartfelt regards, Jean Alain