One of my original songs hit 1000 Spotify plays!

Why is this an important milestone for me? Because 1000 is the minimum number of plays one needs, before Spotify starts displaying the counter along side each track.

At this point you might be curious to hear what it sounds like, well you can listen right here:

It wasn’t easy and it took a long time to get there. As far as marketing goes, I was promoting this song using a service called Submithub. It’s a website that connects artists and taste makers (Mostly bloggers and Spotify playlisters). I got lucky, and was given a spot on a popular Spotify playlist which grew my audience considerably.

I’m not at a point where I can make a living off of my royalties yet (Far from it, I should say) but for an amateur musician like me, who only a few years ago saw professional music making as just an unrealistic pipe dream, there is a glimmer of hope.

The next image shows my all time stream statistics, on Spotify. The x-axis shows time strating from 2015 when I started, and goes all the way to today. The y-axis shows the number of daily number of plays from 0 to 100.

It took a whole year before I started seeing activity on this graph. Since 2016, my daily stream count has been growing steadily. It’s still only about a few streams each day (with some exceptions). I’m hoping for a break out song, something to drive my stats upwards, or maybe I’ll be improving my marketing skills and find new and better ways to get exposure.

Thank you for reading. If you’d like to support my work or simply hear more music, I have a Bandcamp page setup where it’s easy to stream, download and leave tips. → Bandcamp

I made this Instrumental Music Album Specifically for Programmers and Coders

Hello! I’m Roxton Fone.  Before I started making music full time, I worked in tech.  I remember how helpful it was to have a good instrumental playlist (Or a stack of CDs) on hand to listen to while coding or doing work that requires a lot of concentration.  And so I used that experience to make this Science themed music album, I called: “Background Radiation”. Its clearly Electronic music, but NOT dance music.  It’s rooted in Rock, Blues and Progressive-Rock music.



Track list:

0:00 Cosmic Rays

4:21 String Theory

10:15 Red Shift

14:46 Background Radiation

19:50 James Clerk Maxwell

23:51 Sun Spots


You can find it on Spotify too:

By only choosing songs that START with DRUMS, I, accidentally, made an awesome Spotify playlist.

All the songs in this playlist follow one simple rule: The song must start with drums, and drums only.  I went a bit further in my selection though, rejecting songs that start with drum rolls, or snare intros and choosing the ones with at least one or two bars of the main beat.


I’m always looking for suggestions and ideas for this playlist, If you’d like new songs added, just leave a comment and I’ll have a listen.