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Digital Savvy Earns Money For New England Musician

Matt Farley at work in his Massachusetts home.
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Matt Farley might be one of the most prolific recording artists of all time. He’s not a household name, but he’s got thousands of songs scattered across digital music services like Spotify and iTunes.

Farley’s music may sound strange, but he’s figured out a formula to success in the era of streaming music.

It usually goes like this. You’re on a streaming service like Spotify. You’re tired of the same old music. So you start typing random things in the search bar. Maybe you search for your hometown, and you find out somebody’s written a song about it.

“Ridgefield, Connecticut, a good city, a nice little town, located in Fairfield County, good stuff, Berkshire Mountains.”

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