Markus (KY)
NEWS   6-18-2016

Hey, all....GOOD NEWS!!!

The new album, BARE BONES, is finally out and for sale at CDBaby:

Also, I have some of my works in digital sheet music form at:

Check 'em out and thanks for viewing.

» go to the music page for more
play hi-fi  HOLIDAY
play hi-fi  GOOD LIFE
play hi-fi  DONE IS DONE-Song Demo-JULY 2014
play hi-fi  SOONER OR LATER-Song Demo-mp3
play hi-fi  LIKE, I, & CARE-Song Demo-mp3
play hi-fi  HAUNTED
play hi-fi  OWN THE MOMENT-Song Demo-mp3
play hi-fi  ON A ROLL-Song Demo-mp3
play hi-fi  SORRY CAME TOO LATE-Demo-mp3
play hi-fi  SANCTUARY-Song Demo-mp3
Markus: Louisville,Ky.-based musician, singer, actor, recording artist, songwriter & self-publisher ( via Stat Songs Publishing [ASCAP]).
Why this name?
Different spelling of the name; looked really cool. No special reason.
Do you play live?
Off and on at times.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Hmmmm,...that's a good question; I think it gives artists a chance to be heard by the general public who may otherwise not be heard through the "usual methods".
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
That's another good question, given the facts on how the majors work, or at times on how they don't. No easy or fast answers on that one.
Band History:
I was once a member of the first version of the back-up band for country-pop singer/Soundclick artist Foxx in 2001; I had been focusing on the solo songwriting/performing during that time and since, as well as Internet songwriting/collabs, demoing, and recording solo CD's.
Your influences?
As far as influences go, lots of 80's artists, i.e., Prince (RIP), Loverboy, Billy Idol, Teena Marie (RIP), the Go-Go's, Journey, INXS, DuranDuran, Starship,; more melodic stuff. Something that's sorely lacking in music right now, sorry to say. Nothing from AMERICAN IDOL or current radio, that's for sure! (LOL!) Of late with songwriters, it's been Diane Warren, Linda Perry, Richard Marx, & many songwriters/record producers and the like.
Favorite spot?
Where else? the planet Earth itself. (LOL)!
Equipment used:
As far as gear; for the first CD,......BTW, everything was recorded on analog gear( most of which was on cassette 8-trk., one cut on 1/4 in. 8-trk, and 2 on 1/2 in. 8-trk.) then mixed onto digital tape and mastered on CD. For the 2nd CD, S.T.A.T.!, there was a combination of an ADAT and PC recording software, except for one track that was recorded on analog tape, later mixed to digital tape; the whole project was digitally mastered. The 3rd one, DIGITAL ECLIPSE, was recorded completely via my PC and mixed onto analog tape, then digitally mastered. The 4th CD, BAD VIBES, was recorded on PC, then mixed onto digital tape and mastered digitally. The 5th, BARE BONES, was recorded via laptop and all acoustic guitars and vocals.
Anything else...?
The CD's, ......BTW, S.T.A.T.!, DIGITAL ECLIPSE, BAD VIBES, and BARE BONES are now available in physical and digital forms at CD Baby dot com. Or you can buy them from me directly. Contact me via this webpage or at for purchasing info. There are also digital lead sheet music versions of some of my works at Sheet Music Plus dot com:


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