Will Stenner
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Will Stenner

Victorville, California, United States | SELF

Victorville, California, United States | SELF
Solo Rock Singer/Songwriter


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"William Stenner rocks the TRIBE!"

"Helene & Jim Ladd- William Stenner rocks the TRIBE! "— Helene Hodge Ladd, Helene and Jim Ladd 95.5 KLOS Freeform ROCK! - Helene & Jim Ladd

"Pick of the litter"

Fresh and humble tunes. In the wonderful "Your Eye's," Stenner's just strummin along like a missing member of The Lost Dogs or something. In fact, you almost expect the boys to chime in with "BreatheDeep." (DV) - HM Magazine Nov/Dec issue

"The JB and Morgan Show picks William Stenner's Music as a bumper to their show"

I just Love William’s music it stays with you all day and you will even find yourself singing it later on in the day. I love the music so much that we use it as an ending song on my radio show
Host of the JB and Morgan show

www.wirn.podomatic.com - JB of the JB and morgan Show

"VM Underground Show Host"

The VM Underground Show Host
author: Vic Mendoza
Willie Stenner Music is moving and inspiring! Even though I do a rock and metal show people actually like his music! Very catchy stuff! VM
- CD Baby

"An “Investor” Approach to Replace Music Labels?"

There was a lot of talk at this year’s South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin about how music label agreements were now being called “Branding Agreements” - the basic idea being that the physical distribution aspect of what a music label did in the past is no longer as necessary because of digital distribution, so their role is now being repackaged as a branding and marketing machine.

This is a completely sensible adjustment, and it is reasonable to assume those labels have the talent and ability to brand and market as well or better than anyone else. Unfortunately, the labels have not fully adjusted their demands for rights from artists to properly account for the fact that branding and marketing support is not as valuable as the ability to coordinate physical distribution of CDs. Thus, many artists are forced to seek other avenues of support from the marketplace.

In that regard, musician William Stenner’s request on music blog Evolvor.com reveals the true need for emerging artists before they can worry about marketing and branding: capital.

“What I’m looking for is an investor. That way I don’t have to sign with a record label. My offer is 50/50 the investor’s name will go on the copyrights that way for the lifetime of the song payment will always come in some way shape or form. Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself but a recording deal is such a rip off. I don’t want an exec mentioning my name at a lunch and then charging it to me or taking it out of my royalties just because my name was mentioned in a “Business Luncheon”. I would need someone to pay to get my album recorded. It runs me about $600.00 per song, I need to get 10 songs recorded, I already have 3. So thats about 6 grand. Then I’ll need to get them printed and pressed which would be an additional $2500.00.”

So this model proposed by William provides for 50% of the rights in his music in exchange for funding of about $8500. I would imagine it assumes he (via the internet and other means) or another entity (perhaps out of William’s 50% share) will assist with marketing. Under this Production Funding Model, the percentage given up by the artist(s) would be directly related to his, her or their bargaining power and/or perceived talent level at the time, so it could be 30% of rights, 50%, or anything the parties agree to. This would be similar to a venture capital investment model where a venture capitalist purchases a certain percentage of a company based on the perceived value of the company at the time, and that money is then used to create the product and market it.

I think there is potential for a scenario like this. After all, there are three areas of music that support a musician’s success: distribution, production and marketing (these three pillars are sometimes referred to as “the Tripod”).

A label previously performed all three aspects of the Tripod and technically provided funding for them as well. However, distribution can now mostly be handled online (See TuneCore, among others). And marketing can be performed by the artist or a public relations (PR) agency, or both. This still leaves production, and thus, William’s plea represents this unfulfilled need in the marketplace for some musicians.

Perhaps soon we will see groups being formed for the sole purpose of providing this investment in musicians as if they were entrepreneurs. As with everything else right now in the music industry, time will tell…

- Volume Eleven

"Indie International Songwriting Contest"


song name: Your Eye's rating : 5 - Excellent!!
This work is hitting on all cylinders. Great song, great production, great performance and a great mix.

review written by: Kello Aman

- Kello Aman


1992 Demo (Ritual) Crematorium of the deceased
2005 Full length CD (The World Black) Broken
2007 3 Song Pre-Release (William Stenner) We are Incomplete.
2010 Will Stenner Full Length CD titled We Are Incomplete



Will Stenner is a solo artist who loves to write songs and share them with the world. 

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