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I just posted a blog called "The Impact of the Streaming Revolution on Music Creators." Please click the Blog link at the top navigation bar and check it out. I think most of you will find the information surprising, even shocking. Due to obsolete laws, streaming companies such as Spotify, Apple and Google can get away with only paying recording artists a fraction of a penny when music lovers stream our songs. In my blog, I've posted the exact payments I've received from the streaming companies.

Now let me tell you about some people that are doing something about it. They are called the Standing "O" Project. It is an alternative streaming project that pays artists half of the revenue. What a concept!

I've become a Featured Musician at the Standing O Project, and I'm inviting you to join me in this very cool, grass roots effort to challenge the Apples, Googles and Spotifys and pay songwriters a fair cut for their work.

To learn more about it, visit my Standing O page. Or watch this 2-minute video.

--Rob October 6, 2016

I just noticed that I haven't updated my website in 4 months. It's not that nothing is going on; just the opposite. I've been playing shows with my acoustic group, Scupanon, in several Colorado towns. I've been writing new songs, including two co-writes. I've been continuing my piano and music theory classes. Last weekend I attended the Durango Songwriters Expo, as part of my efforts to place my music in film and TV. I have a solo acoustic gig coming up in Portland, Oregon next week. I'm producing an EP for a wonderful singer-songwriter, Jim Broyles. I haven't cleaned my house.

--Rob October 3, 2016

Released June 7, 2016

Today I release the debut Total Flower Chaos CD, Roses, my first instrumental rock album. I began composing this music several years ago, and it was almost one year ago that we began recording. After overdubs, mixing, mastering, replication and artwork, and a crowdfunding project to help pay for it, the process is now complete, and I offer it to the world.

Please go to the Total Flower Chaos webpage under the music tab above for more info and how to listen to, download the songs, or buy the CD.

--Rob June 7, 2016

I've sent out the pre-release copies of the debut Total Flower Chaos CD "Roses" to my financial donors. I put the opening track, "Black Mountain", on the Music Player to give everyone else a sneak preview (look to the right). The public release date is June 7.

--Rob May 20, 2016

I've started sending pre-release copies [of Total Flower Chaos "Roses"] to my financial donors. Another big thanks to all of you! Next I will start sending to music reviewers, and we'll see what the critics have to say.

--Rob April 17, 2016

Playing Scupanon shows in Colorado. Sending "Word" to reviewers and radio stations. Total Flower Chaos CDs being printed, and working on tshirts. Taking Theory 2, Theory Ensemble and Piano Class 2 at Metro St. Working on new songs. Busy!

--Rob March 25, 2016

Today I release Word, my 3-song spoken word EP. It is being released for download only at my Bandcamp site. Fans can choose what to pay for each song, or the 3-song collection. With these songs I show a different side of my musical personality, going in character for political and social commentary using the spoken word format over a musical backdrop. The music is a hybrid of rock, folk and hip hop.

I wrote and recorded the three songs at my Denver home at various times over the past 9 years. In 2015, I then took them to engineer Brian Hunter to remix at Sawtelle Studio at Swallow Hill in Denver. Hunter improved upon the drum programs in the studio, a few tracks were re-recorded, and samples and effects were added.

I'm very proud of these songs and excited to release these today!

I've been busy! Last week was finals week for my music classes at Metro St. in Denver. I think I did pretty well. I took Music Theory 1, Piano Class 1 and Music Technology (music software). It was hard, but I enjoyed it. It's making me a better musician, composer, songwriter and producer.

My acoustic band, Scupanon, played shows in Denver and Boulder area in the last month to full houses, and people have come up to us after each show and saying how much they enjoyed the music. But I won't be scheduling shows during finals week next semester!

The Total Flower Chaos rock project is running 2 months behind because I took 2 extra months on guitar overdubs. But it is in the mixing stage now, and I expect that to be finished in January. Today I contracted with an artist to design the CD artwork. So things are moving forward.

Last but not least, my spoken word recording project has now been mastered. I am preparing for the online release of this 3-song EP after the holidays.

For more detailed updates on what I'm doing musically, please join my email list. Send an email to and you will be added.

--Rob December 14, 2015

My spoken word recording project is in the mastering stage. My Total Flower Chaos rock recording project is in the mixing stage. I can't wait to release these new recordings; it's been 3 years since the release of my acoustic EP, The Other Side of Nowhere. This two EP's will be very different from that one.

My acoustic band, Scupanon, is playing shows in the Denver-Boulder area (see the shows page for details). And I've got two weeks left with my music classes at Metro St. The music classes have a lot of homework, but I'm enjoying them and learning a lot. I am sure that they will make me a better songwriter, composer, bandleader and producer.

For more detailed updates on what I'm doing musically, please join my email list. Send an email to and you will be added.

--Rob November 22, 2015

I have gone back to school! I'm taking 4 music classes this fall at Metro St. University in Denver. It was primarily Music Theory that I wanted to take. Of course, having taken guitar, piano and voice lessons, I picked up a little theory along the way. But I wanted to study it comprehensively. It's challenging, but I'm learning a lot and glad I did it. This will help me with composing music, both for my solo and band projects, as well as for film. And it will help me communicate better with the professional musicians who play with me, both in the studio and in my bands.

In other news, I have been booking shows for my acoustic singer-songwriter band, Scupanon, in the Denver-Boulder area. Click the shows link above for specifics.

I'm continuing to record overdubs for the Total Flower Chaos project. I hope to be done with that soon so we can move on to mixing. That's all for now.

Finally, I resigned from the band Dorian. With the above-listed musical projects going on, I just don't have time for another. But I wish Dorian and all the guys in the band the best of luck. We wrote some good songs together, and had some fun.

--Rob September 23, 2015

Have a Listen

Scupanon playing The Park House in Denver

Bands and Projects

Total Flower Chaos

This is my hard rock/noise/psychedelic rock project. The debut 5-song EP, "Roses", was released in June, 2016. As of now, there is no band, but I hope to form one soon.


Scupanon is my acoustic singer-songwriter band. It is a partnership between violinist Paul Ermisch and myself. A few percussionists and upright bass players have come and gone, so we are back to playing as a duo. We play frequently along the Colorado Front Range. For the Scupanon website, click here.

Rob Roper Solo Recordings

I how have about 10-12 unrecorded songs that don't fit the above categories, and continue to write more. Eventually they will appear on another solo record, depending on when I can find the time and funding.

Producer Work

I have produced my own last few recordings (Total Flower Chaos, Word, and The Other Side of Nowhere), and am currently producing an EP for Denver singer-songwriter Jim Broyles. I am looking for other singer-songwriters or bands to produce. If you would like to consider me as a producer for your recording project, please email me at and we'll discuss it. For more info, click on the Producer link at the top of this page.

Movie Work

I am also looking to license my songs for movies, as well as compose original music for film projects. If you are a film director or music director, and would like to work with me on your project, please email me at

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*Note: there is another Rob Roper in the UK who plays music. This site is for the US Rob Roper.