Damiyr's Music

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I was singing on the 175th (A Train) platform at 8 o'clock in the morning for the early commuters. My eyes were closed and I was singing Stay by Rihanna. As the train came into the station, I opened my eyes and there was a man standing no more than a foot away from me looking at me with tears in his eyes. I was startled, initially. He just looked at me with his red teary eyes and I looked back, unsure what to do or say. After moments of awkward silence, after looking at him and seeing the pain, I reached out and hugged him. I held him tight and he hugged me back. I'd never hugged a stranger so tightly before. He cried on my shoulder as if I was his own mother. Finally, as the train was leaving the station, he let me go and apologized. I said "No need to say sorry" as he continued to say "My best friend commited suicide last night and I...". Tears began to well up in his eyes again and his throat was caught up. That's when it hit me. And it hit me hard: I was singing Stay. "I want you to stay"...his best friend was gone. I began to tear up as well. I said, "I'm sorry. I'm so sorry." The man wiped his tears and said "Can you sing it one more time? Please?" I said, "Of course." The train had already left the station. Only me and him left on that platform . He sat down on the benches directly in front of me as I began to play the first few chords. 

He sat there. Just the two of us on the platform. I sung. He cried.

That's when I saw the power of music, hands on, for the first time. Ever since that day, two years ago, I've been singing in the subway and have experienced so many wonderful things. There are so many people out there longing...in need of something or someone. I'm one of those people and I would like to share my music with the world. I want to record an album this year. 10-15 professionally recorded original songs but I need help.

Here's an estimated breakdown per song:

$300 per recording session
$250 audio mix/master
$200-$400 recording fee for other musician(s)
$200 music video

That's $950 per song. Yeah! :-o

I'm already moving forward to start booking recording sessions but whatever help you can offer would be greatly appreciated and would certainly help move things forward. I will be singing in the subway to raise money and I'll record each song as time and money permits. I would like to have 10-15 well done songs to share by the end of the year. I think that's a reasonable goal :-)

Originals:





Subway performances:





My youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHp88u5UmOlgBdGDbkcKVow?view_as=public

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Damiyr-261320210620872/

Thank you so much!
Damiyr

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Debut album release!
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The album has been recorded!!!!!! Whoop! Now it's being mixed and mastered. Once that's done, the next step will be to find a publisher to release the album. Then I'll need to make some music videos. Some good ones! Thank you all for your patience. I just wanted you to know that this is happening thanks to so many of you! - Damiyr

Hugs and kisses @(^_^)@
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Here's another recorded song that will be added to the album thanks to every single one of you! This one means so much to me. Thank you!!!

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Dear Wonderful Supporters, I would LOVE to plan a private exclusive (free) performance for all of the people who have supported me up to this point. I'm really grateful and would like to show you all my appreciation. This project is almost 50% funded thanks to you!

If you're interested, please give me your thoughts on whether or not a concert somewhere between Jan-March 2017 in NYC would work for you. Please reply with your availability.

Again, thank you so much! I hope to hear from you soon @(^_^)@

Damiyr
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Gabriele Nissen
22 months ago
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Hi Damiyr, i wouldn't be able to come to NY next year, but I'm already looking forward to hearing your next songs.

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Timothy
19 days ago

I am really trying to get some support so go look at my GoFundMe page and read my story I'm trying to build a machine so people can have a good place to record good music far as gold and platinum records I'm trying to be something like a Barry Gordon but I have a medical condition that's my dream in my passion thank you and God bless

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Jerry
28 days ago

Wishing you the best, Damiyr...Can't wait to buy your album!

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4 months ago

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Danna Whitney
7 months ago

listening to your music brought me sweet tears...the videos on the homeless..you have great courage, compassion and a beautiful voice! I wish for you great success. Ive no doubt you will succeed. Peace be with you...check out: wordsofpeaceglobal/utube

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Teresa B Schaefer
11 months ago

I'm sorry I have no money to help but my love and my prayers are with you always and I hope you reach your goal http://onedaytop.com/broccoli-secures-gut/

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Missy Brannam Hartigan
17 months ago

Forgot to add, you're so so sweet. I just adore you!

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Missy Brannam Hartigan
17 months ago

You're so good.. I would def buy your mp3 or CD

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Serena Dudley
22 months ago

Just read about your musical journey Damiyr, I'm truly inspired. I'm from Dayton, Ohio...but your story encouraged me to continue my grind. As a single mom...life gets tough, at times we forget how blessed we are. Therefore, we have to work through the pain. Keep God 1st...and good luck on the other side.

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Jerome Moultrie
26 months ago

I am a music man who knows good music and I got to say bravo please let me know when your CD comes out or you in concert what a talent you have listening to who am I and I have tears in my eyes each time I listen to it.

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RH
$25
Robert Holt
17 months ago

Hello from California- keep it going!

MH
$25
Michael Hawkins
17 months ago
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Awesome Music. Keep up the hard work

DL
$25
Danielle Logan
17 months ago
1
1

Best of luck. Keep at it, its going to happen. Enjoy the journey of it all my friend.

$5
Anonymous
17 months ago
MW
$10
Muriel Whiteside
17 months ago
2
2

I saw your story on TV 5/12/17 - would really like to see you in concert - stay true to yourself it's reflected in your music. Denise/philly

DF
$50
Dennis Fregger
17 months ago
1
1

Thank you for your beautiful passion!

$15
Nathan Katsiaficas
17 months ago
1
1

Came across your UPROXX feature and was blown away--best of luck!

$5
Amanda Greenwood
17 months ago

Saw you tonight on 53rd street and thought you were amazing, and so kind, too! Wishing you the best of luck.

$50
Rebecca Tex
17 months ago
1
1

I love your voice and energy!

JD
$30
Joann Deloatch
17 months ago
1
1

I'm so glad I found you on YouTube,your voice is amazing! Every song I've heard you sing so far is just perfection. Good luck Damiyr, JoAnn .

Gabriele Nissen
22 months ago
1
1

Hi Damiyr, i wouldn't be able to come to NY next year, but I'm already looking forward to hearing your next songs.

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Timothy
19 days ago

I am really trying to get some support so go look at my GoFundMe page and read my story I'm trying to build a machine so people can have a good place to record good music far as gold and platinum records I'm trying to be something like a Barry Gordon but I have a medical condition that's my dream in my passion thank you and God bless

+ Read More
Jerry
28 days ago

Wishing you the best, Damiyr...Can't wait to buy your album!

+ Read More
Web Rifer
4 months ago

Nice info. I am very thankful to you as your article has given me lots of ideas. Thank you very much for sharing this blog here with us. - best digital marketing company, digital marketing services, agency http://www.webrifer.co.in/digital-marketing.html

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Web Rifer
4 months ago

Excellent post. The information you provided is useful to all of us. Keep on posting like this. Thanks for sharing. - seo training in chennai http://www.webrifer.com/training.html

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Web Rifer
4 months ago

Great work. This article is really helpful to all of us. Keep on sharing like this. Thanks for sharing this knowledgeable post with us. - Digital Marketing training in chennai http://www.webrifer.com/

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Balaji Sairam
4 months ago

Excellent post. The information you provided is useful to all of us. Keep on posting like this. Thanks for sharing. - chennai to shirdi flight package http://www.myshirditrip.com/

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Danna Whitney
7 months ago

listening to your music brought me sweet tears...the videos on the homeless..you have great courage, compassion and a beautiful voice! I wish for you great success. Ive no doubt you will succeed. Peace be with you...check out: wordsofpeaceglobal/utube

+ Read More
Teresa B Schaefer
11 months ago

I'm sorry I have no money to help but my love and my prayers are with you always and I hope you reach your goal http://onedaytop.com/broccoli-secures-gut/

+ Read More
Missy Brannam Hartigan
17 months ago

Forgot to add, you're so so sweet. I just adore you!

+ Read More
Missy Brannam Hartigan
17 months ago

You're so good.. I would def buy your mp3 or CD

+ Read More
Serena Dudley
22 months ago

Just read about your musical journey Damiyr, I'm truly inspired. I'm from Dayton, Ohio...but your story encouraged me to continue my grind. As a single mom...life gets tough, at times we forget how blessed we are. Therefore, we have to work through the pain. Keep God 1st...and good luck on the other side.

+ Read More
Jerome Moultrie
26 months ago

I am a music man who knows good music and I got to say bravo please let me know when your CD comes out or you in concert what a talent you have listening to who am I and I have tears in my eyes each time I listen to it.

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