Digital music has created a unique way for authors to generate excitement among readers for their new work. Playlists posted on their Facebook Fan Pages or websites are a great way for many of today’s authors to share with their fans the music that helped inspire them while writing. I first noticed this when Stephenie Meyer posted her playlist for the insanely successful Twlight, and since then, it seems like it’s caught on like wildfire, with songs shared on playlists giving many artists their big breaks.
For some artists, author playlists help bring their music to a new audience, with many rising in fame simply because they were mentioned as a song that inspired the author. No long are musicians reliant on soundtracks to push their music to the masses. A tweet, a blog post, even a fan vid can help share their work as well. Ever heard of Bridezilla? Yeah, me either until their music was used in a fan vid for Lauren’ Kate’sPassion. I listened, I loved, and now I am a fan. The title of that song is “Lunar Eclipse” and after digging around a bit, I found even more of their music. “Heart you hold,” is hauntingly beautiful.
Do you listen to music while writing? Create playlists? Share with me the artists that inspire you. And in the meantime, listen to Bridezilla’s “Lunar Eclipse.” Reminds me of wet city streets, clouds drifting in front of a full moon, and the sound of a heartbeat , so loud, it drowns out the sound of your steps…..