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Sunday, July 21st, 2013, 9:03pm (2 Comments)

My Music is officially FREE :)

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Happy Chihuahua
-Smiling happy Chihuahua! :)
Image By: Happy Cooper | Source
Hey you dudes!

It's official - I've made all my music free!!

As I wrote in my last blog, I've decided it's more important to me than anything else, that everyone has the chance to own a copy of my music - and not just one or a few freebie tracks - I mean all of it.

Too many times, I've had fans message me about only owning 1 or 2 songs because they couldn't afford more and didn't want to pirate my music. To me, that's a tragedy. That's enjoyment and good times lost because of money. Also I'm sure I've lost way too many potential fans when someone didn't listen at all because they couldn't afford to buy. [...]

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Friday, May 24th, 2013, 3:29am (4 Comments)

I think all my music is going to be free

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Darth Vader Storm Trooper Parade
-I ....
Hello peeps,

So ... I've been dancing around this idea for a long long time, but you've probably already gathered from the title of this blog that I'm thinking about making all my music free.

Some of you are probably thinking "YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY", and I'm glad. You're the biggest reason why I'd like to do this, of course.

Others are probably thinking "Oh nyooooooo Mike! What about all teh moniezez omggggz!!!1"

You know what though? The funny thing about this situation is... I don't make that much money from music. Seriously. At least not from digital downloads. I do get lucky sometimes and make a ton of money selling CDs at a live show, or getting paid to show up and play music somewhere, or getting free money/merch to rep some company for a brief time. And of course the occasional fan will buy a T-Shirt. Those things are rad, of course. [...]

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Sunday, May 12th, 2013, 1:03pm

Happy Mother's Day! (and my Single is out)

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Mike Peralta - I'm Such a Drag (Just Sometimes)
-Cover artwork for Mike Peralta's "I'm Such a Drag (Just Sometimes)"

Special thanks to photographer Toshihiro Oimatsu at
Hey dudes!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mama's out there, trying to do the best for their kids, and those soaking up all the glory for the years they've already put in.

If you're not a mom, give a mom a hug today!

And yeah... I guess you could say I didn't plan out the release date of my new single very well. As usual I was just really really excited about it and went "Well how about a week and a half from now derpppppp".

Wait no, maybe I did that on purpose just so you'd think it was funny and buy all my music lol. [...]

Saturday, May 4th, 2013, 9:37am

New Single! - I'm Such a Drag [Pre-Order Now!]

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Mike Peralta - I'm Such a Drag (Just Sometimes)
-Cover artwork for Mike Peralta's "I'm Such a Drag (Just Sometimes)"

Special thanks to photographer Toshihiro Oimatsu at
Yo Dudes!

I have a new single coming out yaaaaaaaaay

The song is called "I'm Such a Drag (Just Sometimes)". I know I know. Laugh it up, but that's the title I went for lol.

So yeah - at this very moment, you can already pre-order it on my little page at BandCamp. I'm setting the price at $1 as usual. Pay more if you can. Listen for free after the release date here or on Spotify and ish.

Also I think I keep forgetting to mention this, but if you really don't have the cash, you can still earn a free copy of this and any other Mp3. All you have to do is pretty much be awesomely supportive, then ask. I give stuff away all the time. Well maybe I'll wait a month or so after this one releases, but you know what I'm saying. [...]

Saturday, April 20th, 2013, 5:42pm (3 Comments)

Come Vote for Me! #Sony714 #MikePeralta

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Mike Peralta at Sony Store Exhibit
-Mike Peralta at the SonyStore Sony714 exhibit "The Contested"
YO dudes!

I have a quick request... if you are in the OC/Costa-Mesa area, by the South Coast Plaza mall, I need your help!

My Sony Store exhibit finally went live, and now I need votes!

If you're in the area or can drop by, I need you to:

1 - Walk into the Sony Store
2 - Find the "The Contested" display, which has a bunch of those cool headphones lined up, and its basically underneath a TV that occasionally shows my photo
3 - Snap a quick photo of yourself wearing those headphones and tweet it out using the hashtags #Sony714 and #MikePeralta [...]

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, 6:54pm (1 Comment)

Which song should I reinvent? #Sony714 #SonyStore

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Mike Peralta - Portrait in the Dark
Hello you dudes!

Well you've probably already heard the news. I'm participating in an event called "The Contested" at my local Sony Store, in Costa Mesa. They'll be featuring my photo and my music for everyone to enjoy, and vote on, and stuff. It's going to be an all around fun experience.

But before I can start, I need your help! The contest calls for a reinvention of one of my original songs - but you guys have to choose! So everyone head over to my 'Listen' page: and tell me your pick of the following songs: [...]

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Monday, January 28th, 2013, 3:42am (3 Comments)

My Interview on La La Land

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Mike Peralta on La La Land
-Mike Peralta performing live on LA Talk Live's "La La Land", with Brett and Dorothy, January 2013
Image By: Alex Hamric | Source
Well hello there you dudes! I had my interview at La La Land with Brett and Dorothy this weekend, and had a blast.

If you guys don't know what La La Land is, its an indie broadcast base in Los Angeles (LA). It's made by LA actors, for LA Actors. Both hosts are active actors in the community. It's also a play on words... stop for a second... wait for it... ah, there it is haha. Kind of cool, huh?

Anyway, I was lucky enough to get another interview with them this weekend. They usually book many guests with lots to say in a short amount of time, so last time I was on there I think I barely had enough time to play a song and then talk for a quick minute before I had to jet. This time however, they allowed me a larger opportunity to play the show in/out with one of my songs (they let me play music as segments were starting and ending). [...]

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Sunday, January 20th, 2013, 12:00am

New Music Video!! Mike Peralta - I Heard

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Mike Peralta - I Heard - Official Music Video
-Screen grab of Mike Peralta - I Heard, Official Music Video

The time has come! I've finally released another music video! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!

The past few months I've been working with my old buddy Alex Hamric of on a video for my original acoustic song "I Heard", and it came out great!

We had talked for a long time about doing a video together, but it never seemed to materialize until a few months ago when we had an email conversation about our dSLR cameras, which quickly turned into a phone call, and then we both sort of snapped and decided to cut all the bullshit and planning, and just do a video together. We literally brainstormed for a matter of minutes before setting a date to meet up and film, and on the day of filming we completely winged it, without any sort of plan in mind, and had a blast for about four hours in the beautiful city of Orange. [...]

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013, 6:00pm (2 Comments)

Happy New Year!!!!!

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Happy New Year!
-..... bitches
Image By: Nevit Dilmen | Source
HOLY shartballs, is it seriously 2013 already?!? Sometimes I still feel like I need to write 1996 on my checks. Oh wait I haven't written a check since 1996.. maybe that's why.

Anyway, I hope you guys all had a great Christmas, Hanukkah, Holidays, whatever, and your New Year's Eve was spectacular and memorable. If any of you received an iTunes card, I fully expect you to buy my album 4 times over, of course.

Anyway... I like saying anyway, don't I?

Anyway, I haven't done this in a couple years, so I thought it would be fun to read off some of the search terms people have used to find my website. If you didn't read the last time I blogged about this, basically I have stats that show me lots of details and stuff about the visitors to this website, and one of the things I can see is what people were searching for when they first arrived here. Most often its just something obvious, like my name or one of my song titles, but every once in awhile someone will search for something totally ridiculous, and end up right here! [...]

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Saturday, September 29th, 2012, 6:19pm (1 Comment)

Have you heard my single, "Will I Be Okay" ?

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Mike Peralta - Will I Be Okay (Cover Photo)

Hello you dudes! Its been about a month since I released my latest single, and I just wanted to make sure you've all listened to it!

Anytime you ever want to hear my music, and don't know where to go, you can always visit That's the easy way.

If you'd like to go directly to a specific digital vendor to listen, here are some other links for you:
  • iTunes if you're an apple fan-person
  • Bandcamp, if you'd like to name-your-own-price, or you're on mobile.
  • and lastly My Own Official Store if you'd like to bypass the other vendors and get more of your hard earned cash directly to me (Yaaaaaaay)

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