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Music from and for The God of your choice



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Demos mixed for serious listening with BOTH EARS. One Music Lover to another.

Medium fidelity stream quality = 192Kbs mp3s. These are FULL-LENGTH (real-time) mixes -- no edits nor telescoping. No fancy production elements nor FX pizzazz. Selections limited to my personal Library. Hand-segued on non-pro equipment with crappy mic.

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Thankfully, minimal talk - The Music speaks for itself

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(see also FOOTNOTES below)


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Playlists -  LISTEN FIRST - IF YOU PEEK, IT SPOILS THE SURPRISE


1. Rock of Ageless - Modern Nostalgia mix (85:26)

   
  1. The Charioteers - Ezekiel Saw The Wheel (2:44)
  2. Percy Mayfield - How Deep Is The Well? (2:35)
  3. Phil Driscoll - (I See) The Lights of the City (3:53)
  4. Thomas Quasthoff - Have A Talk With God (3:13)
  5. Voices Of Light - Just A Closer Walk With Thee (3:01)
  6. Sting w-Tammy Wynette - Every Breath You Take (4:16)
  7. Air - Heaven's Light (3:52)
  8. Steve Miller Band - I Love You (2:45)
  9. Maria Muldaur - Get Up, Get Ready (4:18)
  10. Teitur - God, I Have So Many Things To Tell You (3:35)
  11. Jimmy Durante - Make Someone Happy (1:52)
  12. Mighty Sam McClain - Jesus Got the Blues (7:47)
  13. Side Effect - The Lord's Prayer (1:50)
  14. Beady Belle - A Touch Of Paradise (5:05)
  15. Carly Simon - The Right Thing To Do 2009 (3:44)
  16. Michael McDonald - Hallelujah (5:01)
  17. Mavis Staples - Creep Along Moses (2:57)
  18. Beth Hart - God Bless You (3:10)
  19. Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus (3:19)
  20. The Sacred Shakers - Green Pastures (6:07)
  21. Ray Charles - Sinner's Prayer (3:24)
  22. Bonnie Bramlett - A Change Is Gonna Come (5:24)
  23. The Isley Brothers - Harvest For The World (3:54)

2. Family Ties - Married with Children mix (78:38)

   
  1. Gary Stadler - Fairy Petals (0:37)
  2. Elvis Presley - Crying In The Chapel (2:26)
  3. Elton John - Border Song (3:22)
  4. Michelle Featherstone - We Are Man And Wife (4:50)
  5. Charice - Note To God (3:59)
  6. Macy Gray - Jesus For A Day (3:30)
  7. The Staple Singers - Respect Yourself (4:54)
  8. Phil Driscoll - I Will Celebrate (4:36)
  9. Kierra Sheard - One (3:05)
  10. Shirley Caesar - The Stone (1:53)
  11. Natalie Imbruglia - My God (4:03)
  12. George Michael vs. The Cure - Close To Faith (3:51)
  13. The Whispers - Walk With Me (4:06)
  14. Bonnie Bramlett - Made A Believer Out Of Me (3:56)
  15. Michael Hill Blues Mob - Blessings (4:09)
  16. Family - Children (2:19)
  17. Crosby-Stills-Nash-Young - Teach Your Children (2:55)
  18. Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love (4:02)
  19. Santana - Somewhere in Heaven (3:26) 21.
  20. Note For A Child - Your Voice (4:11) 22.
  21. Richie Havens - Follow (6:24)
  22. The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (3:59)

3. Tales of Tribulation & Respite - Prayerful mix  (79:57)

   
  1. Elvis Presley - I Shall Be Released (studio outtake) 0:48)
  2. The Band - I Shall Be Released (3:16)
  3. Lou Rawls - God Bless The Child (4:29)
  4. Alison Moyet - God Give Me Strength (5:36)
  5. Across The Universe (Soundtrack) - Let It Be (3:48)
  6. Elvis Presley - In The Garden (3:12)
  7. Manassas (Steven Stills) - Johnny's Garden (2:46)
  8. Bonnie Raitt - Hear Me Lord (5:09)
  9. Texas - Prayer For You (4:19)
  10. Faith Hill - If My Heart Had Wings (3:37)
  11. Curtis Mayfield (Impressions) - People Get Ready (2:38)
  12. Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone (3:57)
  13. Bob Dylan - Knocking on Heaven's Door (2:30)
  14. Phil Driscoll - The Time of Your Life (5:03)
  15. Van Morrison - Crazy Jane On God (4:05)
  16. Leningrad Cowboys - Stairway to Heaven (9:08)
  17. Phil Driscoll - Walk with Me, Jesus (3:00)
  18. Edwin Hawkins Singers - Oh Happy Day (5:06)
  19. Sothers Sons - Lift Every Voice And Sing (3:05)
  20. Alison Krauss - When God Dips His Pen of Love in My Heart (4:26)
  21. Jefferson Airplane - Embryonic Journey (1:55)

4. Spirit of The World - Global Outreach mix (78:59)

   
  1. Back To Earth - White Shadow (1:25)
  2. Harvey Mandel - Cristo Redentor (3:48)
  3. Joanne Shenandoah - The Good Message (3:22)
  4. Adiemus - Adiemus (3:54)
  5. Donny Hathaway - I Love The Lord; He Heard My Cry Part I) (3:49)
  6. Ewan McGregor w-Alessandro Safina - Your Song (3:38)
  7. Randy Newman - He Gives Us All His Love (1:56)
  8. Robert Plant - Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down (4:12)
  9. Tok Tok Tok - Have A Talk With God (5:11)
  10. India.Arie - God is Real (4:36)
  11. Van Morrison - Whenever God Shines His Light (4:54)
  12. Paul Schwartz - Veni Creator Spiritus (4:07)
  13. Krishna_Das - Hare K3 (Amazing Grace) (4:52)
  14. Beatles - Within You Without You (5:04)
  15. Máire Brennan - Grá Dé (The Love of God) (6:25)
  16. Deva Premal & Miten - Yemaya Assessu (w/chorus) (6:19)
  17. Enya - Boadicea (3:28)
  18. Sudha & Maneesh De Moor - Tvameva (4:14)
  19. Eve Cassidy (live) - What A Wonderful World (5:37)

5. Heartfelt Comfort - A Midnight Caress mix (79:46)

   
  1. Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle - This One's From The Heart (5:44)
  2. Christine Collister - God Bless The Child (4:38)
  3. k.d. lang - Calling All Angels (5:19)
  4. Sheryl Crow - I Shall Believe (5:33)
  5. Walela - Wash Your Spirit Clean (4:24)
  6. Aya - Lullaby For Stephen (2:41)
  7. Astrud Gilberto - Manhã De Carnaval (1:59)
  8. Shai - Lord I've Come (0:55)
  9. Beatles - Because (Accapella - Take 16) (2:21)
  10. Mediaeval Babes - Blow Northern Wind (6:09)
  11. Sheila Chandra - Ever So Lonely (3:25)
  12. Jeff Beck w-Olivia Safe - Elegy For Dunkirk (5:03)
  13. Elton John (Friends Soundtrack) - Seasons (3:56)
  14. pq - Louise On Earth (2:26)
  15. Laura Nyro - Louise's Church (3:37)
  16. Sade - Love Is Stronger Than Pride (4:20)
  17. Weekend Players - Best Days Of Our Lives (4:03)
  18. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - 11th Step To Heaven (3:39)
  19. Taj Mahal Hula Blues Band - Sacred Island (5:15)
  20. One Giant Leap (Michael Sipes) - The Way You Dream (4:10)
  21. Beatles vs. Daft Punk - Nightbeatle (3:09)
A STUNNING VARIETY OF SPIRITUAL ARTISTS | GENRES | DECADES | EMOTIONAL BEAUTY



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YOUR LASTING LEGACY

We build a (digital) Spiritual Music Library containing the complete history of (1,000,000+) uplifting songs - from madrigals to motown; folk to funk; retro to rock; bluegrass to blues; pop to psalmics; classical to contemprorary; gospel to gregorians....to preserve, study, enlighten, and attract financial participation.

A GLOBAL MUSIC MINISTRY

We share an Internet Music Channel offering the complete history of (1,000,000+) uplifting songs - from madrigals to motown; folk to funk; retro to rock; bluegrass to blues; pop to psalmics; classical to contemprorary; gospel to gregorians.... to inspire, heal, enlighten, and invite sustaining contriionbutions.

a). GOOD   b). FAST   c). CHEAP -- PICK TWO

A One-man Internet Radio Station needs 2-1/2 people to run it - plus basic business services. Requires 5-6 computers with a rack of extra processors to produce the 24/7 Channel. A dedicated cable sends our show mix to an "on-demand" Distributor service who posts it to our Website in multiple Formats and can host 50 listeners or 50,000, all without crashing. Administration (Royalties) should also be outsouced to experts. Gateway Website is a separate consideration - simple or complex, with a DONATIONS BUTTON plus mechandising as desired and negotiated.

Our Studio & Library will (at first) be built, tested, and launch from Atlanta GA. When fully operational, Station can be programmed from anywhere on Earth via laptop. Music Library calls for one dedicated Music Director plus small army of Volunteers or paid student slaves to quickly mass-process CDs into database. Mission-critical Library also requires a remote physical safety backup or cloud-based copy for security, updated daily via dedicated cable.

Q: So, how much?  A: The Show must go on!.  -  For reference and discussion, plan for a frugal budget of $100 per hour (inclusive) for all Studio equipment and software, Facilities and utilities. Wages. Licenses. Fees. Outsourced services. $100/hour for the full 24/7/365 operations of an automated Global One-Man Internet Music Ministry Channel.

IN ADDITION... There remain four (4) highly variable expenses:   1). Advertising and promotion to accelerate awareness of our Ministry Channel. However, publicity, social networking and Word-of-Mouth provide sustained growth, so promo costs will fall.  2). The Music Library is strictly an Expense. Songs cost up to $3/each for purchase | digitizing | storage & backup | manual tagging for automation. In bulk, a 2,000,000-song Library may cost over $4MM.  3). Bandwidth. More Listeners consume more bytes, which we must pay for.  4). Music Royalties. The single biggest expense is in paying the Artists, also charged a per-Listener rate.

Fortunately, we only pay for exactly what resources we use, and these costs are significantly amortized by Donations from grateful Listeners.

A Music Library, by definition, is a continuing expense with minimal ancillary revenue potential beyond attracting largesse from large Donors. However, this Library can be monetized, based upon years of sustained success and profitability in our proposed and proven "Non-Commerical Internet Radio" Business Model. The key is in our music being delivered from a donations-driven Website laden with relevant revenue-generating Products, Services, and Affiliate gateways -- beginning with sales of our Music via iTunes & Amazon. Thus, our Channel Website is the key to significantly subsidize and sustain the Music Library and operations costs.

ADDITIONAL ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS:  Non-Commercial Music Channels pay lower Royalty rates.  Your own Non-Profit 501(c)3 status offers a legitimate tax write-off incentive for generous Donor-Listeners, while all Library & Channel costs are an unchallenged 100% write-off expense for your own Music Ministry operations. Today's Social Media (Facebook, et al) significantly reduce Marketing and Promotional expenses. Word-of-Mouth will spread the Word about The Sound.

As your Librarian and Programming Talent, emphasis is on excellence in presenting a positive message and revealing the healing Spirit within Music.

As your Channel Producer, primary duties impliment the lowest possible Budget for systems, services, and operations. These are not mutually-exclusive responsibilities.

Can Marc wear both these hats - fantastically frugal?  Click here for one very brief summary of one very eclectic Creative Pro career built upon both principles.

DECISIONMAKERS, please call with your positive and productive questions:  770.439.4131 (12n-12m Eastern)  or email Marc Arno (Richardson) here:

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(each Song is, of course, individually copyrighted)

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