ROYAL WADE KIMES
‘THE CHANGING TIMES’
Times they are changing, and Royal Wade Kimes along with Wonderment Records has the vision and susceptibility to ride the horse leaving the old to find the new. It’s hard to imagine a ‘born in the saddle’ cowboy understanding the technology world, but Royal Wade certainly does. He was one of the first artists to have his own website, in fact his site is one of the first of country music artists. The site garners thousands of hits per month and has an enormous fan base. However, the new wave is to expand from individual sites. Not only can the fans enjoy easy access in buying from the www.royalwadekimes.com site, they can now explore other avenues in search of RW music, novels, art, and other products. Royal Wade Kimes and Wonderment Records have joined Facebook with a Royal Wade Kimes music store, and at the same time have done the same with CDBaby allowing downloads from his www.royalwadekimes.com site, via, through CDBaby. He has also partnered with Books in Motion, a literary publisher in audio, allowing direct downloads with discounts for his novels. There is one other very important and exciting expansion, and that is in the world of ringtones. That too can be accessed through the Royal Wade Kimes site by the touch of a button. It takes you direct to Myxer.com where an RWK fan can choose and obtain Royal Wade Kimes ringtones.
RW: It’s simple, find a new range or starve out. We opted to have a music store on Facebook, and sell downloads through CDBaby.com from the Royal Wade Kimes.com website, while selling from my site as well, it’s just another option for the fan. We are doing the same thing with www.booksinmotion.com and www.myxer.com I can see a time when brick and mortar stores will be near to extinct. I hate that, but we’re living in changing times like it or not, and we’re very fortunate to have T.L. Conklin running our web; she gets it, and keeps us ahead of the curve. A recording artist today should have someone like TL in their camp. They can make life easier in a chaotic recording artist world.
There are buttons and banners on my site that takes a fan direct to CDBaby for downloads, MYXER for ringtones, Books in Motion for my novel downloads, and when visiting Facebook, there is a music store available for downloads through a partnership with CDBaby and Facebook.
Times they are a changing, and so is Royal Wade Kimes. They will never take the cowboy out of him, but he can ride the range with the best of them in this expanding and exciting way of doing business.
Royal Wade Kimes is the nation’s top Cowboy Country Music Artist and has won numerous cowboy music awards along with being named the “Best Living Western Solo Musician” for two thousand eleven, and has appeared on the cover of True West Magazine, Horsemen’s Roundup, and featured in Country Weekly while scoring numerous top ten worldwide hits. He has written songs for Garth Brooks, Diamond Rio, Gene Watson, and others as a songwriter, and has been tabbed the 21st century Marty Robbins as he tours the country.
For more information go to www.royalwadekimes.com