Music Distribution Companies

The world of digital distribution (in regards to music) can seem like a long walk through very murky waters for any independent musician. So, we’ve collected a pretty comprehensive list of music distribution companies and the stores they distribute to. If you were to ask: “What is the best music distribution company that will show me how to put music on itunes store?”, then our answer would be ADED.US Music Distribution at

Here is our list of music companies that offer placement services and distribution companies that can put your music onto the various digital music stores

ADED.US Music Distribution /

Notable points about this service:

  • Ran by Mak Bird from Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
  • delivers to 1,000 digital stores and apps worldwide
  • This company is the only music distributor that will also promote your content for free on their channels. They also have options for further promotion (for as low as $25). Their network includes over 30,000 music industry professionals and they promote via e-blasts and social networking posts.

They have 4 package deals to match the scale of your needs:

  • The Ultimate Package –– $100 a year for 12 releases to be distributed to all 1,000 digital stores and apps. This essentially sets you up with a label deal. So, you are getting major label level distribution even though you are an indie artist or independent record label!
  • Pick-and-Choose Monthly –– $5 a month and you pick and choose (hence the name) only the stores you want to distribute to. –– These pick and choose packages are for people that want to distribute their music to certain stores but not all the stores. So pricing varies via the extra store placement fee you have to pay. Usually it’s only $3-$10 per store. So, members get a discount on store placement fees and only pay for what they want. Most other music distribution platforms do not offer this.
  • Pick-and-Choose Annual –– $45 a year + store placement fee(s). You save $15 a year on membership fees if you are willing to pay for a whole year up front.
  • Pick-and-Choose Weekly –– $1.25 a week + store placement fee(s).
  • One release to 1 store $8.99 flat fee for 1 song (a single).

They also do extra services for you like:

  • Promoting your material on their InstaGram, FaceBook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest pages
  • Verifying store front-end links. This is so you can see where your music goes. Most other music distributors don’t do this.
  • Adding your song(s) to 3 company radio playlists for guaranteed streaming. This can be negotiated for about $20.
You may encounter the name of ADED.US used in several ways: added us music distribution, aded distribution, ade distribution, adedistribution, aded us music distribution, etc..

CD Baby /

Notable points about this service:

  • Although CD Baby is considered to be one of the two largest music distribution companies in the world (TuneCore being the other), CD Baby is known to change prices constantly. This is annoying as well as confusing for members. In most instances, they will also keep 15% of your royalties ON TOP of the up-front fee they expect you to pay. This is referred to as “double dipping” and it is frowned upon.
  • They have an extensive history of making changes, such as who owns the company and overall pricing schemes. The company has been sold twice since being founded by Derek Sivers.

TuneCore / Tune Core /

Notable points about this service:

  • Based on the number of members it has, TuneCore is considered to be one of the two largest music distribution companies in the world (CD Baby being the other). Much like CD Baby, they have changed pricing schemes dramatically. Also, the ousting of it’s founders Jeff Price and Peter Wells was a public nightmare for the company and has left many members wondering what’s going on. The company is currently controlled by venture capitalists, not music business people…

Ditto Music

DittoMusic /

Unfortunately, we cannot recommend that anyone join Ditto Music for the simple fact that the people who run Ditto Music –– and the people that work for them –– are known ‘trollers’ in the music distribution business. They will do things, like searching for videos and/or social networking pages of competitors and they will leave negative comments and/or taunt the other distributors. These actions make them look unprofessional.



delivers to iTunes only

They claim to be FREE, but this is merely a play on words. They use the word FREE because they are not charging you an up front fee. However, they keep 20% of your royalties. Therefore, it isn’t actually free.

ran by Kevin Rivers from Michigan, U.S.A.

Venzo Digital has had problems with maintaining relevancy in the digital distribution world. They have switched names several times. They were originally called WaTunes and claimed to be headed by a fake ‘umbrella’ company called Xeinge


Mondo Tunes /

MondoTunes is ran by Javan Mershad from Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.

This is one of those fly-by-night companies that uses big numbers to sucker you in. They boast about being able to distribute your music to 750 stores. This may be technically accurate but not what YOU’RE thinking. Those are 750 stores… not BRANDS… iTunes accounts for at least 111+ of those “750 stores” because iTunes is available in at least 111 countries and each country is considered a different store. So, in reality, MondoTunes is a small outfit that doesn’t distribute to as many brands as they claim. Enticing would-be applicants to your service through misleading text is a bad way to start off.


a/k/a Catapult Music, Catapult Distribution, Catapult Music Distribution

Pricing: $25 for an 1 album, $9 for 1 single. They only pay out 91% of your royalties.

Their site says that they were founded in 2006 by Caleb Carruth and that they are based out of Dallas, TX, USA

Truth be told, although we’ve done extensive research on the various digital distribution companies for music, Catapult hasn’t come to the forefront until 2015. We suspect they are paying Google AdWords a pretty penny for those first page placements in Google’s search results


Band Camp /

 BandCamp is ran by Ethan Diamond from San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

This company is a DIY (do it yourself) company and they keep 10% of your sales for themselves. The way BandCamp collects their 10% is tricky. They don’t take 10% out of every sale. They give you 100% of 9 (out of 10) sales you make, then they take 100% of your 10th sale.

Songs purchased on BandCamp are not available to download directly to an Apple smart device.

BandCamp allows you to upload and sell your own music and set the pricing. However, they do not distribute your music to any other digital stores and apps. Your music will only be available on

This company is controlled by venture capitalist Tony Conrad of True Ventures.


Record Union /

 This company is ran by Daniel Nilsson from Stockholm, Sweden.

Prices vary depending on the number of stores you want to distribute to. They keep 7.5 – 15% of your royalties


Beat Port /

They offer their own distribution but it’s really expensive. Especially compared to ADED.US Music Distribution. Plus, the songs that are available on their store are usually higher priced than the songs that are available on iTunes.

The website is centered around the EDM/IDM community

BeatPort is an active community of EDM Producers, DJs, and music buyers. Their site operates much like ReverbNation and BandCamp in the sense that you can buy and sell music all in the same community space, but they are lacking the artist apps of ADED.US Music Distribution

founded by John Acquaviva, it was bought out by  Robert F. X. Sillerman’s company SFX Entertainment, for a reported price of slightly over $50 million.



Update: CreateSpace recently announced that they will no longer be allowing independent artists to submit their music to be placed on the Amazon store through CreateSpace (as of 9-9-2014)

DIY, distributes to Amazon only

Artists using CreateSpace only collect a maximum of $0.65 per song sold regardless of what price Amazon sells it for. This pales in comparison to iTunes, which offers at least 70% of the sale price.

Artists may feel limited in their options to upload their music, as CreateSpace only accepts AIFF and MP3 (320kbps CBR) quality files (in a  zip file)


This service is extremely expensive and complicated compared to other services.

This company is ran by Martin Tjho from Amsterdam, Netherlands.

If you are an independent artist and you want to distribute your music to Spotify, then chances are the people that work for Spotify are going to tell you to sign up with FUGA (or CI) –– our advice is DON’T DO IT.


  • Based out of The Netherlands
  • They require you to sign contracts through e-mail
  • They require you to upload your files to them through FTP. While nerds like me understand how to do this, the general musician will not know how to do this
  • This company is somehow connected to another company called Target Media, not to be confused with the Target stores in America.

Kontor New Media GmbH

Ran by several people, Kontor is a music distribution company based in Germany. They claim the be a distributor for the Walt Disney Company in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

They claim to distribute music, movies, and e-books. They are not up front with their pricing. You have to e-mail them to sign up and get further information. iMusician Digital uses them to distribute and has stated that Kontor takes 15% of your royalties.

Sugo Music Group

  • Says it’s a division of SoundLink
  • They do not have transparent pricing for any of their services. They require you to e-mail them for pricing. This is usually a shady business practice because, after you e-mail them, that’s when they decide to drop those high price tag bombs on you.
  • Located in Half Moon Bay, California, U.S.A.
  • WhoIs says their domain is registered by Granada Studios in El Granada, California, U.S.A.


ONE rpm /

ONErpm, which stands for One Revolution People’s Music, is a music distribution company based out of Brazil. Although the founder was born-n-raised in the U.S.A., he chose to work in the South American market.

Symphonic Distribution

Artist Pricing (as of 9-24-2014):

  • 01-05 track project = $25 (one time sign up fee) + $10.99 = $35.99
  • 06-10 track project = $25 (one time sign up fee) + $19.99 = $44.99
  • 11-15 track project = $25 (one time sign up fee) + $29.99 = $54.99
  • 16-20 track project = $25 (one time sign up fee) + $39.99 = $64.99

Label Pricing (as of 9-24-2014) –– in order for you to collect 100% of your royalties (as a label) you have to pay them $500 up front.

Based out of Wesley ChapelFL

ran by Jorge Brea, Jeannette Brea (Jorge’s wife), and Julio Brea (Jorge’s brother)

We saw a review from a former employee saying that they aren’t good to their employees.

They like to use word play and math trickery to make their prices seem lower than their competitors in comparison. However, Symphonic Distribution is (by far) one of the most expensive distribution services to use and, therefore, we can not recommend them.

Spinnup | Spin Up

Spinnup claims to be associated with (or ran by) Universal Music. They are pretty new in the space of ‘independent’ music distribution. However, the real question an independent artist should be asking themselves, when dealing with a company as ‘large’ as Universal, is… “Do I, as an independent musician, really want my music controlled by a major label who wouldn’t sign me in the first place?”

Consolidated Independent

a/k/a CI or C.I. | consolidatedindependent |

extremely high priced and complicated
If you are an independent artist and you want to distribute your music to Spotify, then chances are the people that work for Spotify are going to tell you to sign up with CI (or FUGA) –– our advice is DON’T DO IT

The Echo Nest | EchoNest |

software development company only

Key Example: There is a Spotify app called that pulls info about artists and their music from The Echo Nest and

they basically help music apps recognize artists and their music

ran by several people

The Echo Nest was founded by MIT PhDs Brian Whitman and Tristan Jehan

The company is headquartered in Somerville, MA with offices in San Francisco, New York and London.

EMI | E.M.I.

EMI is a publishing company that monitors radio stations, network television, and movies to see if music (from artists that use their service) is being used. They collect royalties on your behalf. They were acquired by UMG (Universal Music Group).

Free Music Archive (FMA) | FreeMusicArchive |

a site that showcases music offered in public domain, with or without creative commons licenses attached, sort of like a public library for downloading free music

The GenePool Distribution| Gene Pool |

They keep 80-90% of your royalties

Based out of Plymouth, U.K.

Gracenote | Grace Note |

a site/service that catalogs music information, which many music apps pull their data from. Associated with CDDB (compact disc data base)

INgrooves | in grooves |

Controlled by Robb McDaniels (CEO ) –– A decade ago he launched INgrooves out of his spare bedroom. Since then he’s raised over $50 million in capital and built a staff of 140, becoming one of the world’s largest distributors of digital music. ­INgrooves is home to acts from Mac Miller to Dolly Parton and small labels like X5 but also handles distribution for Universal Music Group, the world’s largest record company.

Note: INgrooves does not have transparent pricing, you have to e-mail them to find out their prices.

A whois search on them says their domain was registered on September 30, 2002, but their information is being protected by a ‘privacy blocker’ company.

They claim to have offices in L.A., San Francisco, NYC, and London.

They have a sub-label called Fontana.

MyMusicSite | My Music Site

$7.99 single / $19.99 album

very basic layout, not very informative, not many stores

MyMusicStream | My Music Stream

$5 – $10 a month

DIY, build and sell music from your page

I don’t see how this differs from bandcamp, besides the fact that it’s more complicated and costs more. Artists wanting an official artist page/app would be better off just going through ADED.US Music Distribution or BandCamp as it is cheaper and less complicated.

ran by Andrew Drake from Sydney, Australia. Servers possibly located in London, U.K.

Neurotic Media | NeuroticMedia |

Their website is very convoluted. They like to use big words but are very vague on the exact pricing details. They don’t outline (in a list) what stores they distribute to. They ‘appear’ to be more of an artist representation service than an actual distribution company

They seem to be more of a marketing company

ran by Shachar Oren from Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

Nimbit |

DIY, pricing starts at $9.95 a month

NoiseTrade | Noise Trade | ▶︎

NoiseTrade is sort of like BandCamp. They have a clean interface that translates somewhat nicely to mobile. They allow you to sell music and books. They don’t have nearly as many members as most services because they seem to take in people on a case-by-case basis.

NoiseTrade Music helps artists & labels meaningfully connect with fans through the exchange of free music for email addresses & postal codes.

ReverbNation | Reverb Nation |

ran by  Mike Doernberg from Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.

controlled by venture capitalists (not music business people)

charges $19.95 a month – $41.67 a month for distribution (extremely high priced compared to others)

only allows 2 projects to be released per year at those prices.

over the course of a year, you will pay at least $239.40 to distribute 2 albums

DistroKid | Distro Kid

DistroKid is relatively new on the scene of music distribution. They smooth talked their way into getting, what appears to be, a ‘nod’ from former music distribution moguls Jeff Price and Derek Sivers. Their pricing scheme is unique in that it’s based on the number of artists you are submitting as opposed to the number of releases you are submitting.

For example, if you are trying to distribute the releases of 1 artist, then they will charge you $19.99 a year and that artist can upload an unlimited number of releases. You can also submit the releases of multiple artists (from 5-100) for anywhere from $80-$1200 a year.

We discovered that DistroKid is in fact a middleman of sorts as they are using (now Soundrop or Soundr) to deliver their content to the various digital retail stores and apps.

The company was founded by Philip Kaplan and is based in San Francisco, California, U.S.A..

SongCast | SongCastMusic | Song Cast Music

$6 a month for membership + $20 for each project you want to distribute

ran by Michael “Mike” Wright from Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.

If you were to distribute 12 albums using SongCast, it would cost you ~$312 over the course of a year.

If you were to distribute 12 albums with ADED.US Music Distribution, it would cost you $100 over the course of a year


they mainly create discs (CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays) and distribute them

doesn’t seem to be for independent artists

prices are quoted, meaning you have to request a quote,… meaning their pricing is not transparent.

Trendrr (acquired by Twitter) |

analyzes the demographics of a product or brand

Tune Tuzer (defunct)

it was a site that catalogued info about the bitrates and pricing variations of different music stores

Wild Palms Music (defunct) |

This site is possibly defunct and now it’s just a blog.

based out of France (French)

These are distributors and/or stores that we have heard of, but we have not (yet) consolidated information about

Accenture – Amie Street – – Anywhere FM – Art Empire Industries – AWAL a/k/a Artists Without A Label – Arvato Digital Services – AStream – Audiojelly – Audiolife – Band Metrics – Bandstocks – Bitpass – Black Market (Soho) – Bleep – Blubster – Blueprint Media – Brilliant Digital – Broad Street Digital – Broadchart – BurnLounge – Cadiz Digital – CD Fuse – CD Unsigned – Dancetracks – – Digital Music Group Inc. – – DJDownload – DoubleTwist – Dropcards – DX3 – Interoute – Into Music – IODA – Iris Distribution – ISA – Music – I Think Music – Javien – Juno – Kerascene – K-Tel Digital Distribution – Kudos Digital – Lime Wire – LimeWire Store (US) – Lost Tunes – Mashboxx – Masterbeat – Mbop – Mixmag Download – MJM – MOS Download – MTraks – Mubito – Musana (Beta) – Music Giants – Music Glue – Music Makes Friends – MusicNet – Musicslu – MusicStation Next Generation – Musiwave – Muziic – My Song Store – NDN – NetMusicPromotions – Nova – The Orchard – Passalong Networks – Passionato – PayPlay.FM – People’s Music Store – Piccadilly Records – – Prefueled
Puretracks –– this is a site dedicated to selling EDM music
QTrax (Amdocs) – RecordStore – Realnetworks – Soulbrother – Soul Jazz Records – Stompy – StreamUK – Tesco – Tema Digital Media – Topspin Media – Trackitdown – Trackseller – Traxsource – Xpress Beats – Hard To Find – HDtracks – IMD Fastrax – iMesh – Emu Bands – EPM – Finetunes Solutions – The Fresh Page

A-La-Carte Music Stores / Pay-Per-Download

iTunes – 4/5 stars

BandCamp | Band Camp |

musicians set the price

Rhapsody (US Only), a division of Yahoo and MTV

Shockhound | Shock Hound |


available in several countries whereas each country has their own store (like iTunes)

24-7 Entertainment | TuneTribe | eMusic

Vidzone Digital Media

Zune (now XBox Music), a division of Microsoft – 3/5 stars

Microsoft Groove Music – 3/5 stars
f/k/a XBox Music
f/k/a Zune

Streaming Music Stores/Apps

GrooveShark | Groove Shark | – 2/5 stars

  • they’ve had issues with lawsuits being filed against them for copyright infringement

Nokia MixRadio | f/k/a Nokia Music | – 1/5 stars

  • If you were to buy a Nokia smart phone with a Windows 8 mobile OS, chances are it would come Nokia Music pre-installed. However, the way the app operates isn’t very user friendly.

Pandora | Pandora Radio – 2/5 stars

  • controlled by venture capitalists
  • they’ve had problems in the past not paying out artists’ royalties
  • a lot of distributors will not distribute their catalog to Pandora due to their complicated ingestion process and the problems they’ve had paying out royalties

Rdio | – 3/5 stars

  • they do not offer nearly as much freedom over the music you’re listening to as Spotify does

Slacker Radio | Slacker Music Service | – 4/5 stars

Spotify | – 4/5 stars

  • controlled by venture capitalists and major record labels
  • offers the most freedom over what you listen to

iTunes Radio – 3/5 stars

Google Play Music All Access

We7 (defunct) | now known as Blink Box Music |

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Now Reading: Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust

I recently watched a YouTube episode by Gonzalo Lira (a/k/a CRP or Coach Red Pill) entitled “The Pyramid” where he mentioned a writer I (previously) never heard of: Marcel Proust.

Seeing as how he is revered as one of the world’s greatest writers, I am going to read his books. Care to join me?

Note: This blog will be updated again, after I have read the books and have studied Marcel Proust more.

Marcel Proust on Wikipedia – There honestly isn’t much info on Marcel Proust on Wikipedia. You could find more info elsewhere, but here it is.

Interesting Videos About Marcel Proust

Illiers Combray sur les traces de Marcel PROUST – This video shows the environment in which Marcel Proust spent most of his time… or, at least, in his final days.

In Search of Lost Time, as read on BBC Radio 4 – Derek Jacobi serves as the main narrator of this reading.

Ten Great Writers (Part 5): Marcel Proust – a BBC documentary

Makell Bird Level 39 Birthday Turn-up!

August 26, 2020 is the birthday when I turned 39 years old. It is Earth Day 14125 in the life of Makell Bird. I have created a tradition where this is now the 3rd birthday in a row that I have spent alone in Long Beach, California.

The following pictures (video) are from that 3-day birthday vacation. It is mostly of the various street art and scenery I encountered, along with some words of wisdom from yours truly. Note: Furthering the tradition of it all, I like to give a little speech and update on where I am at in life.

Gorilla Cake Cannabis Strain Review

Physical Consistency

Gorilla Cake is (by far) one of the stickiest strains I’ve ever come across. It has the feel of rice krispy treats when you break it apart. That slow, sticky pull apart. Two buds/colas literally merged together into one huge bud inside the container. This stickiness also makes this one of the slower burning strains. As I was smoking it –– in an Elements Cone pre-roll (joint) –– I was watching it burn down and it was burning noticeably slower. It’s ultra moist too.

The smoke itself was super smooth and didn’t dry out and hurt my throat the way most strains do.

The Effects

Let’s discuss the stages of being high. First, I had that S.O.S. (stuck on stupid) feeling. Secondly, I felt a full body buzz. Third, here comes the munchies. I had a crazy sugar craving and drank 2 sodas (cherry cola) right after smoking this.

More Info From Other Sources

MSgenetics is listed as the first person (earliest account) of growing this strain.


Chocolope – Cannabis Strain Review

Each little nug is about 1g of Chocolope.

Chocolope was an interesting strain. Here are the effects I felt:

  • Stage 1: Stoned, Stone faced, Numb Skull –– This strain comes in like a little creeper. It took about 10 minutes to kick in. I smoked it from some King size and regular size Elements pre-rolls. The first stage involves your entire head feeling numb. It’s a very ‘heady’ strain but not necessarily cerebral, as you would feel after smoking a more pure sative like Panama Red.
  • Stage 2: The active phase. I was talking (to myself) a lot and pacing around my condo like a madman. It’s (sort of) like the same feeling you’d get from a cup of coffee only less coherent.
  • Stage 3: The munchies. I ended up making myself a huge breakfast about 30 minutes after smoking this.
  • Stage 4: The giggling stage, right before you fall asleep. This stage made me happy with this strain because this “effect” is exactly what I’m looking for. The euphoric “everything’s funny” stage. I had a great time watching videos on YouTube with funny dialog.

The smell and taste is pretty faint. It had the faint citrus smell. It did get a little harsher as I got further and further down the pre-roll. It also had a very faint, smooth, chocolate smell and taste. Overall I’d say this is a good strain to pick up.

I picked this strain up from Canopi and it was $220 + tax for an ounce.

You can find more info from these sites:

The History of Makell Bird

Note: This page will be subjected to constant updates.

Birthday History

On August 26, 1981 I was born in Riverdale, Georgia, USA.

This is the hospital I was born at:

Southern Regional Medical Center

11 Upper Riverdale Rd SW, Riverdale, GA 30274


On August 26, 1982 I reached Level 1.
On August 26, 1983 I reached Level 2.
On August 26, 1984 I reached Level 3.
On August 26, 1985 I reached Level 4.
On August 26, 1986 I reached Level 5.
On August 26, 1987 I reached Level 6.
On August 26, 1988 I reached Level 7.
On August 26, 1989 I reached Level 8.
On August 26, 1990 I reached Level 9.
On August 26, 1991 I reached Level 10.
On August 26, 1992 I reached Level 11.
On August 26, 1993 I reached Level 12.
On August 26, 1994 I reached Level 13.
On August 26, 1995 I reached Level 14.
On August 26, 1996 I reached Level 15.
On August 26, 1997 I reached Level 16.
On August 26, 1998 I reached Level 17.
On August 26, 1999 I reached Level 18.
On August 26, 2000 I reached Level 19.
On August 26, 2001 I reached Level 20.
On August 26, 2002 I reached Level 21.
On August 26, 2003 I reached Level 22.
On August 26, 2004 I reached Level 23.
On August 26, 2005 I reached Level 24.
On August 26, 2006 I reached Level 25.
On August 26, 2007 I reached Level 26.
On August 26, 2008 I reached Level 27.
On August 26, 2009 I reached Level 28.
On August 26, 2010 I reached Level 29.
On August 26, 2011 I reached Level 30.
On August 26, 2012 I reached Level 31.
On August 26, 2013 I reached Level 32.
On August 26, 2014 I reached Level 33.
On August 26, 2015 I reached Level 34.
On August 26, 2016 I reached Level 35.
On August 26, 2017 I reached Level 36.
On August 26, 2018 I reached Level 37. I celebrated my birthday weekend at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach California.

School History

From 1986-1987 I was in Kindergarten. Due to the fact that I just turned 5 on August 26, 1986, my teachers felt like I wasn’t mentally mature enough to go to 1st grade. I had to repeat Kindergarten.
From 1987-1988 I was in Kindergarten (again).
From 1988-1989 I was in the 1st grade.
From 1989-1990 I was in the 2nd grade.
From 1990-1991 I was in the 3rd grade. I attended Riverdale Elementary School in Riverdale, Georgia.
From 1991-1992 I was in the 4th grade.
From 1992-1993 I was in the 5th grade.
From 1993-1994 I was in the 6th grade. I attended Lovejoy Middle School.
From 1994-1995 I was in the 7th grade.
From 1995-1996 I was in the 8th grade.
From 1996-1997 I was in the 9th grade.
From 1997-1998 I was in the 10th grade.
From 1998-1999 I was in the 11th grade.
From 1999-2000 I was in the 12th grade. This was my senior year. This was the year I graduated high school. I attended Stockbridge High School in Stockbridge, Georgia. I was living in McDonough, Georgia.

Random Thoughts from FaceBook

She could be smoking hot… a perfect 10… and she’s got 100s of men telling her how beautiful she is every time she posts a selfie… but what she isn’t telling you is… she’s fucking a 50 year old white guy… she relies on a sugar daddy to pay her bills… and if it wasn’t for him… she’d still be living with her parents or homeless… so, that 50 year old white guy is the REAL MVP.

A lot of these girls that are strippers and 304s… they grew up with low self esteem… so they never even TRY to be anything else… not even joking they become 304s STRAIGHT OUTTA HIGH SCHOOL!… they don’t believe they have the mental capacity to do anything else but sexual related shit… sometimes they learn it from their mom, who was also a 304… they watch their mom manipulate men and the mirror that behavior… MOST of them have homegirls that talked them into it. It’s like a game of 4 square and I’ll discuss that later.

I don’t think women understand the concept of ‘damaged goods’… Most men (good men) will look at a woman for what she’s ACTUALLY worth (besides sex)… so, a LOT of these girls a in a rush to do ‘young hoe shit’… and they don’t realize that they are turning themselves into damaged goods… they are ruining their reputation and turning themselves into damaged goods… men in this generation are putting up with shit their grandfathers NEVER had to put up with.

So Many Things On My Mind…

Find a girl who’s worth my time (a very hard thing to do apparently).

Avoid women completely and focus solely on myself and my finances (but I get lonely and horny).

How much time do I have? Am I doing the most with my time? Life is short and the clock is ticking on me and everyone else. I don’t ever want to feel like the prime of my life is over. I would like to believe the best is yet to come. An eternal climb of greatness, if you will.

Does time even matter? You live and you die and there’s so much in this world you don’t control. You should just focus on being happy in the time you have.

Dear Cassee Joseph, Goodbye

My Apologies

I just wanted to say that I’m sorry for everything. It’s not your fault that I fell in love with you. It’s mine. I am man enough to admit that. It’s 100% my fault.

Imagine living your whole life wishing that you could meet someone like you. Thinking it would solve all your problems. Thinking it would fix your love life. If only I could meet someone like me, you tell yourself.

Then… there they are. A random re-blog from a random blog you follow on tumblr. It’s a picture. It’s a girl. She looks interesting. You dig deeper. You read her blogs.

Her style of writing…

Is exactly…

Like yours.

Perhaps you think alike? So, you start looking at the list of things she likes. You compare it to the list of things you like. They’re nearly identical.

  • We both smoke massive amounts of weed.
  • We both like anime, the same anime(s).
  • We are both open minded and accepting of other cultures.
  • We are both in (or were in) interracial relationships. We don’t mind. Love is love.
  • We both have branded ourselves and are building upon these brands.
  • We are both incredibly social on the internet.
  • We’ve both been homeless…
  • We’ve both faced ridicule and opposition because we were in interracial relationships.
  • We’ve both dealt with bouts of depression and suicide.
  • We’ve both followed our hearts, only to watch it end in disaster.

You want to work with her. You want to help her.

I’m Not A Stalker, Just Someone Who Cared Too Much

So, despite all these similarities. Despite the fact that I am attracted to alternative black girls (which you are) and put them at the top of my preference pyramid (an awesome word I just invented as I’m writing this and will be using from now on). Despite the fact that I truly believe (in my heart of hearts) that you would be perfect for me and that we’d get along very well, I am told that I am a creep and a stalker.





It’s like having a twin that hates you. It’s awkward and confusing. It’s bewildering.

The truth is I didn’t go to Erik’s funeral to stalk you. I went to pay my respects to Erik. My final respects. If I didn’t see him then, I would have never gotten to see him ‘in person’. I also knew you suffered from social anxiety. I wanted to be there for you, to comfort you in any way possible. I also knew that there was a 50/50 chance you wouldn’t even show up. I went anyway.

Unfortunately, somewhere along the lines there was a miscommunication. Due largely in part to the fact that you wouldn’t even give me the common courtesy of picking up the phone, returning my calls, or responding to my text messages. You went dark. You went incommunicado. I was left with no choice but to make my own decisions and I don’t always make the best decisions.

Buying a plane ticket and taking off immediately may seem like a psychotic idea to you, but in my world (my friends and I) do it all the time. We are all very spontaneous people. My family members even say I am the most “get up and go” person they know.

The Part That Bothers Me The Most

I saw potential in you. I saw potential in us working together to build our brands. But… you wouldn’t even give me a chance. I wasn’t worthy of a simple phone conversation. I wasn’t worthy enough to be called a friend. I wasn’t worth a face-to-face meet up –– not even a cup of coffee, a drink, or a simple smoking session.

The truth is I have an addictive (obsessive) personality… and you were my new obsession.

The fact that you were willing to respond to me in the beginning and that you were willing to work with me (on some level) only added fuel to the fire. And when the shit hit the fan, I told myself…

I can save her. I can be her new bean. I can be bigger and better than Erik ever was because I have the means to do so. I can be Erik 2.0. I’ll give her everything. I’ll have her back. I’ll give her the keys to the castle… and she’ll never have to feel that type of pain ever again.

The Ultimate Irony

In the ultimate irony, you’ve said (yourself) these exact same things. You’ve felt the way I currently feel, and yet you can’t see it in me. It’s like you’re blind to your own reflections.

In this video, skip to the 36:05 mark and listen to what you said up until 36:26 (right before you take a puff) ––

Also, in this video, listen to what you said at the 6:39 mark (addictive personality). ––

And So, I Bid You Adieu

After I made the payment to the gofundme, I saw how upset and sad you were on YouTube Live. It made me feel awful. It was never my intention to make you feel sad or angry. All I ever wanted to do was help you out. To be there for you. I just want you to be happy. But if my presence in your life (even if it’s only online) makes you unhappy, then it’s time for me to bite the bullet and say my farewells.

Just know that I wish things were different. I wish I could have met you in some other type of way, under different circumstances. I wish you would have gave me a chance.

And, for what it’s worth, I love(d) you Cassandra Julien…

Peace, Makell Bird.


Play this song and think of me…

I Tried To Save Her

I tried to save her. I tried to save her from the pain and emotional turmoil that was headed her way. Because I’ve experienced this pain multiple times in my life. I felt I was the best man for the job. I was the most well equipped to handle her. I felt like this is what Erik would have wanted for her. But how can I save someone who turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to me, Erik? If Cassee actually took the time to communicate with me, she would slowly but surely being to understand why I did, and why I do, all the things I did. If Cassee actually knew my past. If she actually took the time to trade war stories with me… she would know who I really am.