April 2, 2015

Kubatko – Kudy Dál feat. Markéta Foukalová – Aucklandia

March 25, 2015

Kubatko – Don’t Die feat Ohheejung, Jo Joonghyun – Aucklandia (official lyrics video)

March 24, 2015

Kubatko – Storm feat. Ohheejung – Aucklandia (official lyrics video)

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March 23, 2015

Kubatko – Za Tmou feat. Markéta Foukalová – Aucklandia (official lyrics video)

8th song from my 4th album Aucklandia (that was almost entirely made in New Zealand – Auckland). Thanks the Markéta Foukalová from her band Lanugo for beautiful vocals and lyrics.

March 18, 2015

Kubatko – Za Hlavou feat. Olga Königová – Aucklandia (official lyrics video)

It’s unbelievable but for the 4th time there is my song from Aucklandia in the Radio 1 charts. This time it is one of my album favourites – “Za Hlavou” featuring Olga Königová.  If you like you can vote for my song here.

January 12, 2015

Aucklandia CDs have arrived!

A few days ago, 105 beautiful CDs arrived. Feel free to order one from my Bandcamp. I am currently based in Auckland so local pick-ups are possible too. Also if you do / have something that you think I might like we can exchange too.

January 6, 2015

Why I love Bandcamp

I simply love Bandcamp for all what it brings to the music “industry”. They started simple, they are keeping it simple but they also continuously bring new features.

A few things that matter to me the most:

  • Easy to set-up an account for an artist.
  • Easy to upload songs/content for an artist.
  • Bandcamp takes only 15% from anything that you sell in there. Which, if you think about it, is quite a small amount considering all the support they give you.
  • As an artist you can sell pretty much anything (merchandise, CDs, digital). Everything is nicely done and orders are easily trackable.
  • Stats are easy to understand and viewable.
  • Clean design.
  • You feel like they care about the artists. For example every artist can select three other albums on Bandcamp and so when someone buys their album on the download screen they will see album that the artist is recommending. Really cool little feature.
  • You don’t have to register to buy music.
  • If you are registered user anytime you buy something you get it added to your nicely done collection.

    Bandcamp Collection

    Bandcamp Collection

How many plays on Bandcamp do I get?

Bandcamp Plays

Bandcamp Plays

How many sales do I get?

Bandcamp Sales

Bandcamp Sales

Put all into context – on Bandcamp I would get 131.40 / 5906 = 0,02 USD/Play.

How much do I earn from a play on Spotify? It’s about 0,002 USD/Play. Thanks god for Bandcamp :)

Spotify Play

Spotify Play

Which is quite nice, again I don’t do it for the money but the fact that I earned 131,40 USD in two months will help me cover some of the cost that I spent on Aucklandia.

If we don’t count my time that I spent on the album the total cost of the Aucklandia album was:

80 USD – Distribution

327 USD – Mastering (USD = around 22 CZK)

297 USD – 105 CD Albums

total of 704 USD

after taking 131,40 USD that I earned – it’s just 572,6 USD to get to 0 cost.

Quite cool.

January 3, 2015

Some of my music picks for 2014

I enjoyed quite a lot of music in 2014 so here is my bit. Please if you have a minute, have a listen to these artists I am sure you might find some of them fun to listen to.

Czech:

  • Lanugo – 2014
  • Prodavač – Malý ráje
  • Monikino Kino – Prazdniny
  • Subject Lost – Expo Nova
  • Zkrat Kratochvíl – no album but songs on SoundCloud
  • Lenka Dusilová – V hodině smrti
  • Lake Malawi – songs on YouTube

Rest Of The World:

  • _yi – IDEO-POP!
  • Dark0 – Fate EP
  • Hanabi – NEET
  • Mr. Bill – IRL
  • Ohheejung – Set Adrift
  • POMO – songs on SoundCloud
  • Primula – Aquarius
  • San Holo – Cosmos EP
  • The Walters – Songs For Dads

PS: now when I look at the list it doesn’t seem that exciting any more but I am sure there was more I just can’t remember right now.

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December 12, 2014

New Album “Aucklandia” Out Now!

Finally! My fourth album is finished and out now on Bandcamp (soon on other stores). I am extremely happy about this as this has been the hardest album making so far. I hope that all the work was worth it.

This album is a process of over two years long time period. All of the songs were composed in Auckland, New Zealand except for one called “Gold and Fur” that I composed when I was back in Czech for one month.

I feel humbled that I could have a few amazing guests featuring on my album.

Markéta Foukalová

marketa

from her band Lanugo. She already did one song on Krasohled and I am very happy that she could have done a three more songs with me. Please enjoy her voice in “Kudy dál”, “Za Tmou” and “Kahu”.

 

 

Tomáš Belko

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Tomáš wrote great lyrics for “Kudy dál” and supported me once again. Thank you!

 

 

 

Ohheejung 

ohheejung

when I bought her album off Bandcamp I had no idea that this would become a super-pleasant collaboration that brought a song “Don’t Die” that I consider one of my best songs so far. Please have listen to two more songs “Storm” and “Her Letter” that feature her beautiful voice.

 

Jo Joonghyun

jo

a friend of Ohheejung that made guitar parts for “Don’t Die” and “Jo”. I don’t know much about Jo besides his guitar hobby and that he really loves his cat.

 

 

Olga Königová

olga

from her band Ille sang on “Za Hlavou” which for me resulted in another favourite from the album. I feel lucky having the opportunity to connect with an artist like herself.

 

 

Mastering:

Tomáš Kahl

tomas

Tomáš is my man that prettyfies any song I give him. His mastering skills gave the album very full and strong sound.

 

 

 

Thanks to all the artists that are on my album or were involved in any part of the process.

It would make me happy seeing people sharing my music with their friends. Please feel free to listen to “Aucklandia” album as much as you like or give it to your friends. If you buy the album it is going to make me even happier.

If you like my music please get in touch, give me feedback or a poke.

December 9, 2014

Podcast for XPLAYMIX

I have made a new mix of a podcast called XPLAYMIX. Enjoy this mix of different house sounding songs featuring four songs from my upcoming album.

Kubatko by Xplaymix on Mixcloud

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