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Hello! I'm Kenny Powell, and I'm a Christian/children's/Christmas music artist from Sacramento, California. I make positive and upbeat music that's appropriate for all ages.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet makes it possible for artists like me to promote, market and sell our own music, and get the lion's share of the profits. If you use smart ways to keep costs down, you can make a nice profit by selling a fraction as much as if you were with a record label. You also have complete artistic control, plus you can sell physical CDs, digital downloads, or both.
My biggest influences are soul/R&B/funk artists from the 1970s, like Stevie Wonder, James Brown, George Clinton, Earth, Wind & Fire, and so many more.
For the most part, I keep it simple and vintage. I use a vintage analog keyboard and various sound modules and drum machines, and I record on a 16-track hardware digital recorder. I'm also using a sampler, which has expanded my sound choices considerably. My secret weapons are various guitar and bass effects pedals. They work GREAT with my keyboard and modules, and even with the drum machines! I do very simple mastering on my laptop with the Diamond Cut Audio DC6 suite.
If you've been looking for a place where the music is upbeat and funky, but also positive, family-friendly, and appealing to all ages, you've found it right here!