To The Music Creators and Dreamers




Cover Art for “Natuer’s Symphony”

Photo Credit: Peter Johnson

This post is dedicated to all who make music or dream of doing so some day. CD Baby just informed me that they’ve cut another royalty check and put it into the mail to me. While the amount of the check is modest, it’s been several years since I last co-wrote a song and yet they’re still being played and I’m sill receiving checks. CD Baby’s report indicated that my songs are being played on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon MP3, YouTube Music, Google Music Store, Rhapsody, Mix Radio, Deezer, Yandex, and KKBox. That’s a pleasant surprise.

Another fun surprise is that in addition to the U.S., my songs are being played in, and I’m earning royalties from, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Japan, Sweden, Canada, Australia, Thailand, the UK, Norway, Singapore, Mexico and other unspecified countries in Europe. I love that they’re being experienced by people in so many places and cultures. May the  music foster feelings of greater global connectedness

If you make music or dream of doing so, I hope this post encourages you to keep on keeping on, or to simply begin. If this tone-deaf, musically illiterate songwriter who can’t sing or play a musical instrument can keep getting royalty checks for songs written many years ago, who knows what those with musical talent and skills can accomplish?

With Love,



About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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10 Responses to To The Music Creators and Dreamers

  1. quiall says:


  2. ksbeth says:

    that is huge – congrats, russ )

  3. utesmile says:

    How wonderful! Congratulations Russ!

  4. good job, congrats!! if you work hard – you succeed some day!

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you. My definition of success is to do what I love with those I love and to treat life as an adventure full of blessings. Based on that, I’ve been successful since the moment I started each new adventure.

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