Entprima Archive – First Appearance in the Charts

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October 9, 2020

Entprima Jazz Cosmonauts - First Chart Entry

Introduction

It means nothing for lasting success. Nevertheless it is a milestone in the development of a music producer. The charts flood the marketing brain of a music producer daily. What makes the success in this time? Why don’t the millions of listeners listen to my music?

Unfortunately the topic is so complex that one could despair. Of course, one knows all the mechanisms, but when it comes to one’s own creative work, it always becomes difficult. A targeted effort crowned with success is helpful in this respect.

 

What really happened

The song “The Ways We Go” was dedicated to South African miners. If it’s not just a gag, that’s the very first target group for the song. The question was if and how we can reach target groups.

What could be more obvious than to place an advertisement in South Africa and draw attention to the song. Due to a small budget and the short attention span of potential listeners, it could only be a one-time promotional hit.

Fortunately, this blow hit a few interested parties who bought the song. Since the iTunes charts are updated daily, it was enough to briefly land between the heavyweights of the music scene.

 

What does that mean now?

If you are not familiar with the highly competitive music business, you might think that this is surprisingly easy. It is not! With 40,000 new releases per day, even advertising is useless if the product is no good. And only one purchase (maybe from your South African grandmother) is guaranteed not to get you into these charts.

The Founder

My name is Horst Grabosch and I am the mastermind of all projects presented on this website.

I was born in the largest coal mining area in Germany, known as the “Ruhrgebiet”. After school I worked as a professional musician until I was 40 years old. This time is well documented on WIKIPEDIA

After a burnout I had to give up my job, moved to the south of Germany, to the Munich region, and did an apprenticeship as an information technologist.

Another burnout forced me to rebuild my existence again, which collapsed just because of the corona crisis. In expectation of poverty at retirement age, I began to build a second career as a musician in 2019.

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Music is also fundamentally an art form. All art forms have offshoots in the form of “commercial art”. Paintings are produced as wall decorations for homes and music is also sold as acoustic background music for everyday life. Some artists react to this practice by linking an artistic claim with this social attitude. Andy Warhol’s “Pop Art” is an example of this. Art critics and curators, who are supposed to be an aid to interpretation for art lovers, initially find it difficult to deal with such works because they are strongly linked to art history. This is why innovations in art are often promoted by art fans. That’s why I’m addressing you directly, dear art lover.

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The use of artificial intelligence in music production has become a hot topic. On the surface, it’s about copyright law, but hidden within that is the accusation that it’s morally reprehensible for artists to make use of AI in production. Reason enough for a concerned person to take a stand on this. My name is Horst Grabosch and I am a book author and music producer at the Entprima Publishing label.

Censored by Apple

When asked by the distributor, the album violated an Apple rule: “it is considered very generic for Apple Music, so it can have many copyright overlaps”. Since the album is an acoustic meditation and soul journey and comes under the genre “New Age”, I did some research and found dozens of albums with recordings of singing bowls. What is more generic than the recording of a sound body without additional structured content? The 13 tracks of my album are clearly highly artfully arranged and very different pieces of music. What is the problem?

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