My song “Stupid little things,” from the album of the same name, made a dramatic jump in streaming sales during the last few months. It had been the ninth most streamed song on the CD, but became number one as of this month (August 2014).
The number of web hits on the CD Baby page for Stupid little things also picked up substantially in the last few months.
I can only attribute the sudden rise the heavy internet promotion that has been happening in recent months.
The thing is, I had nothing to do with that promotion. And my song wasn’t actually the one being promoted.
My “Stupid little things” song was released early last year (2013). In April of this year (2014), a song titled “Stupid Little Things” was released by an American singer and songwriter named Anastacia on her acclaimed album “Resurrection.”
Following Anastacia’s release, I started getting a lot of Google Alerts about her song, leading me to believe it was getting a lot of promotion and/or attention online.
For those of you wondering, you can’t legally copyright a song title. So just because my song appeared first, doesn’t give me any legal right to it.
I have, however, apparently benefited from Anastacia’s efforts to promote her song. I’m sure many of the listeners accidently downloaded my tune thinking it was hers. My hope is that their confusion turned to joy when they discovered my music.
Okay, maybe that’s wishful thinking, but all’s fair in love and music marketing.