Every once in a while I will open up my DMs on Twitter and find myself engaging with someone new. I think we’ve all been annoyed by those DMs that arrive sterile and sales-pitchy, but when I got Jacob’s thanks-for-following message it stuck a chord with me. Actually, I think his message caught me in the right mood (because yes, I have my moods), but it has been his continued engagement and kindness that have really made all the difference . . . not to mention his good music.
Here’s how I happened upon a musical talent and treasure just by giving that DM a chance, and now I want to share it with you too. 🙂
It all started through a Twitter DM on chilly November day . . .
“Hey! Thanks for following me!… No this is not a spam! Gotta little favor to ask of you though! First of all you like good music right?? I’ve got some for you! Really would like to know what you think.:) Literally all you have to do is click on the link. Let me know after you’ve listened to it.”
Attached was this link to a YouTube video. What’s a few minutes of my time to hear something I might really enjoy? What did I do? I said:
“Well then you’ve followed the right person!XD”
“Sure I would! Nothing to be ashamed about. Hard times make us stronger if we allow them to.:)”
Amen to that.
I listened to all the songs from your EP. Actually I just let it play from your website over and over again while I was working on formatting a couple nights ago. Which songs on the EP are yours? Landslide is the only song I recognized. (I’m quite a bit older than you, but I grew up with Fleetwood Mac, too. 🙂 )
I was curious to know where else other than iTunes I could find his songs to buy.
“I’m sure you could find it on Amazon, or you could order a hard copy signed CD from my website!:) And Yes Fleetwood Mac is a classic band. The Landslide song is the only cover. The rest are original written songs.”
Good! That means I’m not as out of the song loop as I thought. Haha I’ll do that [order from his website], on the CD.
That was early December that we spoke, and after that the holidays and new years flurry of activity kept us both pretty busy. We’ve talked off an on a couple times since then, but Jacob Miller is a nice guy with a lot of talent.
Make sure you listen to his single, “Lost My Way” on YouTube, but go a step further and check out all his songs at jacobmillermusic.com and if you have enjoyed it, please consider buying his CD. Either digital or hard copy CD. It’s good to support artists, including those who make great music and share their talent with us so freely.
Some places to find and buy Jacob Miller’s Music:
- JacobMillerMusic.com (CD $7 or CD + Poster $10, both great deals, and all proceeds raised through his website will be going to make another music video)
A couple places to follow Jacob Miller on Social Media: