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Spotify Goal of 60,000,000 Streams

Hello friends and subscribers! I hope all is well with you!

I’ve been having some success with Spotify and wanted to tell you about it! I’m quite grateful for it as it’s helping me to pursue my career as a musician and motivating me to write more new music.

 Here’s a link to my Spotify Nothing but Guitarlancer playlist(That’s me), or you can just listen and follow me as an artist by clicking below.


Why this goal?

I made this goal after doing a few calculations based on my royalty history. YES! I get royalties from Spotify!  If I get an estimated 60 million streams on Spotify, then I’ll be able to pay off my house.  Who doesn’t want to pay off their house!?!?!!?  I think it would really cool and amazing to say that my music and my friends/fans listened so much that it paid off my house! It’s totally possible too! I’m not Ed Sheeran (Who got this amount in like a few hrs time) but I’m good at what I do and people to do listen! So far I estimate I have a little over 5 million streams.

Why listen? 

The nice thing about my music is it has no lyrics and it can be played peacefully in the background while you work, sleep, or whatever.. Instrumental music is being played everywhere! Coffee shops, restaurants,, churches, concerts, TV, charities, events, dinners, and the list could go on.

-My son listens to it every night and falls to sleep to the gentle guitar sounds.  It’s also great when walking or having a quite moment.

How I plan on achieving this goal.

It doesn’t have to be a secret about how I may go about achieving this goal. Other artist may be able to benefit as well.

Listening to my channel a lot is one way to bring the stream count up. Some other things that could help, is by being on Spotify generated playlist. Those are hard to get on and generally a good amount of luck is needed. But I can do this by making contacts and new friends in the business of curating playlist. So if you have a playlist that my music would fit in, then stick it in there and other potential listeners with hear it.

Currently,  my music on the Acoustic Concentration playlist and is generating me the most streams from one song. I’d love to have 2 songs on there and also included on the Peaceful Guitar playlist, which is rapidly growing. I’m also included on some user generated playlist that have a good following. There are a bunch of these and I’ve been trying to get on more of them.

A big thing that will help and I’m going to try and do this, is get some sort of celebrity endorsement/s. I know it sounds crazy and every musician would want this to further their career or whatever, but it’s totally possible. I have a lot of ideas of who to contact and will be creating a press release that will reflect my goal.

I wanted to write this on my blog, so that you  would see it and know that I have an incredible journey ahead. It’s also important for me to be reminded of this and to keep pursuing this with passion. I have this creed that I constantly remind myself of. It’s to pursue, persist and have patience. There’s a lot to each of those P’s, but I believe one can find success using those simple techniques. Being out of the ordinary is another thing that sets us apart. I’m doing something none of my competition is doing. Doing something different requires stepping outside of comfort zones. I’m okay with that, because I’ve experienced many new successes as a result of doing something different than everyone else!

Thank you for reading, and for listening. I’ll be getting to 60 million streams really soon!


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Melody Maker Tablature

Hello everyone! I’d like to now make my tablature available for my song “Melody Maker”, the title track to my Melody Maker album! It’s been quite popular on the Spotify Acoustic Concentration playlist and I’ve had numerous requests for it.  So here it is! I hope you enjoy learning to play it. Show me your performance of it on youtube if you get a chance to upload it. It doesn’t have to be the whole tune. It can be your favorite part of it, or whatever you like.

 The important thing is just to enjoy learning and playing!

 Melody Maker Tab $5
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New Video, Viking of Rimrock by Lance Allen

Hey everyone, I’m excited to show this video to you as it’s one of the best I’ve had done so far! I think it turned out really great! I have 2 more coming soon and I’ll share those as well!

-This tune was inspired by the show on History Channel called Vikings. I happen to live on a rimrock and resemble vikings from the show with my beard and all.. lol ! I’m the Viking of Rimrock! Hopefully you understand my story in the music.

-Hope you enjoy! Make sure you check out Michael Gomez and his studio that put this together!  West light Studios. Shoot him a message at his site or Facebook, letting him know he did wonderful! And consider hiring him for your own video like this!

Make sure you check out that special capo I have on there! Notice guitarlancer? It’s a g7th Heritage capo and its awesome and I’m very proud of it and glad to endorse!!

Don’t forget you can always listen to my music on Spotify and add me to your playlist! I’d love to be on there!

Also if your a fan of acoustic finger style guitar music, check out the playlist Acoustic Concentration. I have a tune on there! It’s a great playlist. Hoping they’ll put one of my new ones on there or perhaps on the 6 String Peacefulness one as well! If you’re a curator and found this post, please consider adding some of my music to some of your instrumental playlist!


Lance Allen on Fox 17 Nashville

Hey there everyone! I got the chance to be on the Nashville news with Mr. Eric Dahl from Fox 17 Rock and Review. We talked Takamine guitars and about my newest album, “String Poet”. Available on iTunes or wherever you get music.

Here is the actual news piece.. I recorded it with my phone.

Here is the extended interview:

Here’s a couple of other things that I have been up to if it interest you at all.

Me demonstrating a guitar impersonating Hank Hill, from the 90’s popular show King of The Hill

Here’s a couple of beautiful Takamine Guitars that I put together a demo video on.

Skye Boat Song Fingerstyle Guitar tablature

I’ve put the work in and now have the tablature available for

“Skye Boat Song”

It’s a very lovely arrangement using DADGAD tuning.

My wife, Twila, is a super fan of Outlander! I’m not kidding! She has the books, loves the show, the story and everything Outlander! I made this arrangement for guitar as a tribute to my wife’s addiction to everything Outlander.

Hope you enjoy learning it. There is a video below. The tablature follows my recording of the tune, available on my album “String Poet” and in the video at the bottom

Just $5 is a good cup of coffee and a learning experience! 🙂

SKYE BOAT SONG Tablature $5 Add to Cart

The String Poet, Lance Allen

Hello everyone! Thanks for being subscriber here!

I’ve released my new album with no idea ho sell are going, but hopefully they’re going well on iTunes.

Here’s a link in case you missed it. Don’t forget to rate it and leave a review as that may help me in the big list of music.

Also have put out a couple of new videos from my new home in the living room.

Hope you can enjoy these.

For those of you interested. I’m playing my Takamine EF75 with Brazilian rosewood. Such a Special guitar! I recorded the video with the Zoom Q8 recorder with an AKG c3000 mic plugged directly into camera. Turned out really nice.

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