For those who don' t know me I'm Priscilla Hernandez, a singer-songwriter from Spain and I compose a very niche genre: fantasy music (from folk and fantasy to ethereal and cinematic)
Today is an unusual post, as I got yesterday some news that took me by surprise!! I don't usually like to show off but this genuinely felt like a boost to me and I wanted to share that I have won 3 awards at the official REDDIT GRAMMY MUSIC AWARDS. These are given by r/music to undiscovered or emerging artists on reddit. This was mostly unexpected and I don't even recall to have ever made it to reddit music, but there were reviewers scouting and listening in smaller subreddits as "indie music feedback" (r/indiemusicfeedback) where artists offer insights on production.
Either way :) I am so humbled and overwhelmed as I have won in three different categories, and it came as very needed encouragement. I'm also happy they're less popular song that I have felt were just unseen
I am only a small independent artist, I don't have any label (except my own) or manager. I record, mix, produce, master, promote... I wish I could delegate tasks but when you're independent you have to get things done on your own and my resources have always been humble.
I have won three different categories :)
Here is a link with the official doc (by reddit) and full list of winners:
And here is the discussion thread about the Awards
- REDDIT MUSIC AWARDS MEGATHREAD
Above: Screen cap of the thread
- Best New Age Song with MORA-IA
- Best cinematic track with THE LINGERING LIGHT
- Best Celtic Folk with The Singing Grove
All of them were released on my bandcamp and patreon, on my youtube as music videos and a post was shared on hive when I first released them.
Here a reminder of how they sounded like:
A song about Mother Earth I composed as a child... lush, and green (you know I'm a forest dweller after all)
The Lingering Light
A mysterious, haunting and ghostly song as we follow the flickering flame of a candle through abandoned ruins at night.
The Singing Grove
An uplifting celtic song that belongs to my series "Incantations" Very candid and almost improvised tunes recorded in Nature.
Which one was your favourite? Let me know in the comments! :)
A self reminder and waking call: setting goals
I have been creating and sharing non stop but I'm realizing maybe it's time I set goals and think about how to make it work. I'm open to ideas, let's brainstorm It's been a long long journey as musician. I had my moment of spark way too long ago and the flame seemed to get dimmer (but not extinguished). I've never stopped creating, never... It's food for my soul but let's face the facts!
I wish I could say I live from my art... I don't, I wish though but I'm also aware for that I'd need to approach everything differently. My gear is also obsolete but I cannot afford to spend on my art either.
After the boost of this experience (still enthralled) one point that made me think and a note to myself is that of all the 182 awards only 6 songs are not on spotify and 3 are mine... :( I've been releasing only to my youtube (bandcamp and patreon) and I've not even bothered to submit for official digital outlets and do proper releases... I am inspired and releasing consistently but without organization and moments of discouragement, so this was a boost and also a waking call as I missed the chance to be placed on the playlists (except for youtube) so being aware that I must update my streaming catalog on digital outlets for this not to happen again, and still I take the encouragement as it is :) A recognition right in the time when you think noone is listening´ My health and my spirits have not been the best and though I've been consistently sharing new music I haven't bothered to make the best of it. I'm juts writing this as self-reminder and a seed for change. Let be feel determined for now :)
ahem I have even printed a calendar today!! LOL
It feels encouraging all the same. First of all I didn't even expect this to happen because I didn't enroll to participate, it was scouted and awarded by surprise among the emergent undiscovered artists on reddit. So It feels like a big compliment to me.
But now I feel like I need to "unlock" myself
.. Follow the lingering light... it will guide you through the darkness
Unfurl and grow into the light
Meanwhile how can I support?
Remember there are so many ways to support a musician that doesn't cost you but a little bit of your time :) like interacting and posting a nice comment.
Spread the word, leave a review, rate, share my videos to your friends and socials... Everything helps. Mostly let independent artists feel seen, it really means a LOT.
If you want to consider to buy the music here are other options:
I have a patreon where I post most of my releases
And all songs are available for donwload/purchase at bandcamp
I have of course spotify but I have not updated it with these and well, about time I do things differently.
All my links (spotify, apple, etc) are here https://beacons.ai/yidneth
Support me following on my network. Sígueme en las redes
I'll try to keep on weaving my magic!
Brightest blessings everyone!
- https://beacons.ai/yidneth (landing page with most links together)
- https://priscillahernandez.com/shop (Buy my CDs, art)
- Priscilla Hernandez MUSIC on SPOTIFY
Please comment to encourage. I will upvote every meaningful feedback with proof of reading
Until next! And thanks for your support!
A word of encouragement always welcome
I've been on Hive for quite a few years and 've made friends around here... I always find my way because of your comments and insights. Keep them coming and keep sharing!
Let me know in the comments!
singer-songwriter & illustrator