07 Jan, 2013

Chart 


Posted at 03:31 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD


Christmas Time (We can change the world) reached #82 on J-WAVE Tokio Hot 100 chart, and was my 4th song (as far as I know) to enter in only 2 years!

Thanks again to all of you in Japan who have voted!

Apart from my new, 5th, album Love This World, I have some other new projects and releases coming up this year.

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English

Japanese -- メールマガジン (日本語)






24 Dec, 2012

85% of my songs 


Posted at 06:13 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, JAPAN, OTHERS, THOUGHTS


HAPPY CHRISTMAS ! ! !

This is a simple Christmas card from me to you. First, let me thank you, my fans & listeners, for the love and support!

* * *

My Christmas song entered the J-WAVE Tokio Hot 100 chart yesterday as #100! Big thanks to ALL of you in Japan who voted for the song to enter!

http://www.j-wave.co.jp/original/tokioh ... t/main.htm

This is my 4th time on the chart (as far as I know), all 4 songs have been during 2011 and 2012.




* * *

Inspired by the radio airplay, I decided to check how many of my songs that have been played in radio or TV since I released "Passion" in 2004.

The result was VERY surprising. I knew that radio stations in lots of different countries have been playing my songs, but I didn't know it was so many of the songs. I have released 4 albums and 5 singles until now. It's totally 48 original songs.

The amount of songs played in radio or TV is:

85 %

! ! !

That's a pretty amazing result, remembering that they're all indie releases, but the music seems to find its own way out into the world and I feel really blessed and thankful for that!

The song most played is still "Passion" (in different versions):




One of my own favorite songs is "After the Rain" (2011):



* * *


I'll end with one of my newly re-discovered favorites, "The Rainbow Connection" by genius singer/songwriter Paul Williams together with Kenneth Ascher.

This is Sarah McLachlan's beautiful version:




Here's the original from The Muppet Movie (1979):




Have a beautiful and peaceful Christmas, and see you around. On one or the other side of the rainbow.






17 Dec, 2012

Japan radio 


Posted at 06:23 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, JAPAN


J-WAVE, TOKYO FM, KAMAKURA FM and radio in FUKUOKA have all been playing my Christmas song, and this week Japan FM Network, JFN, will play it every morning in OH!HAPPY MORNING, broadcast all over Japan!
http://www2.jfn.co.jp/oh/tiger.html


And last week, Swedish newspaper Corren linked to the video from their facebook page, and wrote:

"Champion singer/songwriter Johan Christher Schtz has created one of those Christmas songs that feels like an evergreen already when hearing it for the first time"
(Corren Kultur, Sweden)



Japanese:

J-WAVE、TOKYO FM、KAMAKURA FMなど各FMでもオンエアされ、JFNの「OH! HAPPY MORNING」では12月17日から21日まで、週間の推薦曲としてプレイされます。
http://www2.jfn.co.jp/oh/tiger.html

Thank you!!!

We can change the world!




11 Dec, 2012

Thank you for the wonderful response! 


Posted at 18:47 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, OTHERS, THOUGHTS


I've been totally overwhelmed by direct messages and tweets from people about the music video and the song. Probably about 25 % of everyone who has watched it has written to me. I was even blocked on twitter for writing too many direct messages to say thank you! I didn't even know there is a 24-hour limit.

I decided to collect some of the feedback from messages, tweets and youtube, in some cases translated to English for the sake of simplicity.


- I just watched this 2 times without breathing.

- I love this song... So beautiful & wonderful message!

- I watched it 4 times!

- It makes me really warm!

- Your beautiful song and video made me cry. Thank you for creating such lovely music!

- I love it!

- Wonderful!

- I was very very deeply impressed.

- Sooo cuuute music video - warm voice, warm melody and warm video.

- What a beautiful song! It makes me so excited.

- It fills the chest!

- The song and video is a perfect match!

- Thank you for the inspiration!

- It's amazing!



The video has just been up for three days, so please continue to tell me what you think!!!





You can also send me messages on facebook:
http://facebook.com/jcschutz


Thank you!!!





08 Dec, 2012

Christmas Time (We can change the world) music video 


Posted at 14:40 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, ART, MOVIES, JAPAN, OTHERS, THOUGHTS


32 years after the death of John Lennon, we publish the music video for Christmas Time (We can change the world):





Please share and spread the love!

Peace!





07 Dec, 2012

iTunes 


Posted at 06:45 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, OTHERS


The preview in iTunes Store is now working fine:

Here's the link:
http://itunes.apple.com/album/christmas ... d584139631


MERRY X-MAS!

A bit early, though...





05 Dec, 2012

Featured 


Posted at 18:04 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD




Today my new download single CHRISTMAS TIME (WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD) is released on iTunes, and many other sites.

On CD Baby, the world's biggest website for indies music, my single is featured under NEW RELEASES, all genres:

http://www.cdbaby.com/New/709





and under POP MUSIC, top page:

http://www.cdbaby.com/Style/pop




Thank you CD Baby!





05 Dec, 2012

Christmas Time out now! 


Posted at 03:31 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, OTHERS


The Christmas song is out on Bandcamp!

iTunes, Amazon, Spotify coming soon.

Click play to listen:



Peace!





02 Dec, 2012

December live gigs 


Posted at 05:53 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, JAPAN




Tomorrow Monday it's the world premiere for my new Christmas single in J-WAVE "RENDEZ-VOUS" with Rachel Chan. I will introduce the song myself in the corner "Music in Town" after 16:00.

http://www.j-wave.co.jp
http://www.radiko.jp

I have 2 gigs coming up, Wednesday Dec 5th at Roppongi ARKI HiLLS CAFE is the release event for the single. It's free entry, but be sure to reserve a table, as it's a cafe.

We will sell the single as a 2-song special CD-R with one more unreleased song.

There seems to be a piano at Ark Hills Cafe, so I'd like to try playing it for a few songs!

Peacebird
12 / 5 (水)
ARK HiLLS CAFE

TOKYO(Roppongi)


クリスマスソング発売記念ライブです。

配信限定シングルですが、当日、未発表音源も含めたCDRでの販売も致します!

START:19:30
MUSIC CHARGE:無し
テーブルの予約はこちらまで下さい:
peacebirdmusic@gmail.com

WEBSITE
http://www.arkhillscafe.com



Next Sunday is CAFE APRES MIDI 13th anniversary party, and I'm invited again to perform!
Toru Hashimoto, arigatou gozaimashita!

I'll start about 20:00.

Peacebird
12 / 9 (日)
CAFE APRES-MIDI

TOKYO(Shibuya)


18時から24時ま
My live performance time: 20:00

「カフェ・アプレミディ13周年記念パーティー」
1,000yen/1drink
with:
ヨハン・クリスター・シュッツ(ライヴ)
フリーダム・スイート・フォーク・クラブ(ライヴ)
La Bossa(ライヴ)
山下洋
宿口豪
中村智昭
BEN
吉本宏
小林恭
and more!

カフェ・アプレミディ(TEL 03-5428-5121)
http://apres-midi.biz




It's Christmas time, we'll keep it together
If we all stand strong
It's Christmas time, so ring in the New Year
We can change the world
We can change the world





21 Sep, 2012

Old albums & singles 


Posted at 12:08 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD


I'm releasing a new album on November 2, but did you know that you can stream all my previous albums on my bandcamp page?

It's not just samples, but all songs from all releases, including my download singles.

http://jcschutz.bandcamp.com
Just click on a cover and then click the PLAY button in the next screen.



Peacebird
(2011) Album



Peace! (Give the people the power back)
(2011) Download single



Hold On Now
(2011) Download charity single



C'est La Vie
(2009) Album



Se solen g upp / Drm
(2009) Download single



Balans (bossa remix)
(2009) Download single



Blissa Nova
(2007) Album



Passion
(2004) Album



Enjoy!

=)






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