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 Josh Woodward (19 Albums, 273 Tracks)

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Josh Woodward seems to have a career death wish. A prolific indie acoustic-rock songwriter, he has released ten albums in the past eight years, but he has chosen to give away all of his music for free. In a world of $18 CDs and lawsuits against file sharing grandmothers, Josh offers 180 songs as free downloads from his websites, and sells CDs on a name-your-own-price basis.

This gamble has paid off well; he's used file sharing to build a viral, worldwide network of fans. After over three-and-a-half million MP3 downloads from his site, he's living proof that the music world is changing. His brand of energetic and passionate delivery with vivid stories, clever wordplay and dark humor may not be for everyone, but the Internet has made it possible to find its audience.

To date, he's released ten albums. His most recent, "The Wake", was released in August 2012. The album represents a distillation of the best of what his music has to offer: upbeat folk rockers, delicate acoustic pieces, with a touch of humor in places. VideoSongs - music videos of the entire production process - were made for each of the 13 songs. A Kickstarter campaign to fund the album ended up being overfunded by 250%. As with all of Josh's music, it's a one-man operation: written, performed, recorded and released with a do-it-yourself, guerilla mentality.

The Internet is the main source of exposure for Josh's music. With over 13,000 subscribers YouTube for the many VideoSongs and acoustic performances, and over ten thousand videos from other users feature his music, totalling over 150 million views. He was also a featured artist for Clear Channel New in Winter 2006, which included extensive online promotion and national radio airplay. He's one of the most downloaded artists on Jamendo, a Creative Commons music site, where he won the award for Best Pop Artist in 2011. Since 2010, "Swansong" has been the featured song in Ubuntu Linux.


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Dirty Wings
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03. Insomnia (03:30)
04. Gravity (03:55)
05. The Vagabond (04:27)
06. But It Did (03:31)
08. Cien Volando (03:06)
09. Omaha (03:03)
11. Gallows Hill (04:12)
12. Nincompoop (01:52)
UPLOADED:01/11/2010
LISTENS:80617
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COMMENTS:2
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Crawford Street
03. Josh Woodward - Cherry (04:11)
23. Josh Woodward - Sundown (04:15)
UPLOADED:03/11/2015
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UPLOADED:11/18/2013
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UPLOADED:05/09/2009
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UPLOADED:05/07/2009
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UPLOADED:12/12/2009
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User Comments

01
idiotprogrammer on 03/28/10 at 11:57PM
One thing worth mentioning is that this is only a very small sampling of the free music Woodward has out there. See http://www.joshwoodward.com/music/
02
cuchimama on 10/21/13 at 02:22AM
Very nice job. Thank you.
03
danielmckay76 on 03/11/14 at 02:46PM
Great songs! Congratulations!
04
Arlakey on 09/05/14 at 06:57AM
Very nice music!
05
Smartmil8 on 10/15/14 at 08:02PM
Part 2 I love better
06
Kidkraft Kitchen on 10/17/14 at 08:06AM
As for me I think all parts very good!
07
sgaudiovideo on 10/20/15 at 01:39AM
I've used your music a TON. Thank you for providing so much music for use. I should have posted you a long time ago, as you are one of my go-to artists on the FMA.

Here are some videos I used your work in-
https://vimeo.com/138041862
https://vimeo.com/127423393
https://vimeo.com/124368100
https://vimeo.com/120587417
https://vimeo.com/116020085
I'm pretty sure all those are yours--I need to go back through my session files and make sure I've properly attributed!

Also, thanks for being an FMA inspiration- I've now created my own artist page and am licensing my own music via CC.
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Gratton/
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CoachShane on 02/07/16 at 11:42PM
Great stuff!
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