Arcana - Say

Arcana – Say

 

 

 

Arcana - Say

Arcana – Say

 

 

Arcana – Say

 

 

ARCANA is an American Rock power trio from Los Angeles, California who believes in the authenticity of passionate music coming directly from the heart. This band of brothers consists of singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Spencer Marcu, with his all-powerful, resonating voice and a clear vision of the importance of sincere songwriting. Bassist, Aroyn Davis; who shatters stagnant barriers between audience and performers with his unique talent, contagious presence and boundless energy. And finally, drummer Alejandro Mercado and his hard-hitting hand that is the perfect fit for creating the heartbeat of Arcana.

 

 

 

Featured on Arcana’s upcoming debut album is legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff as well as contributions from Joe Barressi, Jeff Sheehan, and a shout out from Butch Vig that “the tracks are rockin’”

 

 

 

The mission of ARCANA is to bring back music filled with purpose, melody, and influence. They have gone about it the old-fashioned way: write hundreds of songs, perfect them with practice, and perform them for as many people as possible.

 

 

 

“Say” is their debut single off their upcoming album and it is a hard-hitting smash. If you love rock n roll then this will be the song for you to sink your ears into.

 

 

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Marianne Nowottny and Her All American Band

Marianne Nowottny and Her All American Band

 

 

 

Marianne Nowottny and Her All American Band

Marianne Nowottny and Her All American Band

 

 

 

Marianne Nowottny and Her All American Band

 

 

Abaton Book Company is pleased to announce the release of Studio Recordings 2008-2018 by Marianne Nowottny and Her All American Band, featuring Stirling Krusing (Flaming Fire), Mark Dagley (Hi Sheriffs, Girls) and several guest musicians.

 

 

This CD documents ten years of studio recordings by the trio, which will delight those who hunger for primitive electro beats, low budget keyboards, spacey synthesizers and Nowottny’s inimitable vocal prowess. Eleven previously unreleased tracks cycle through various musical stylings: Country-Pop, Classic Rock, retro piano ballads and a richly orchestrated torch song. Also included are three tracks (one sung in German) that were released as a 7” on the UK label Sad Gnome Recordings.

 

 

Ms. Nowottny came to the attention of New York’s avant-garde music and art circles in 1998, at the age of sixteen, with the release of Afraid of Me, described as “one of the most astonishing debuts ever” by NYPress. Over the past two decades she has worked with Feeding Tube Records, Camera Obscura, Foxy Digitalis, Barl Fire, Sloow Tapes, Celestial Jars, and Siren Wire, as well as her home label, Abaton Book Company. She has garnered additional glowing reviews in such publications as WIRE, The New York Times, Plan B and Signal to Noise.

 

 

 

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The Faithful - Glory Of The Mountain

The Faithful – Glory Of The Mountain

 

 

 

The Faithful - Glory Of The Mountain

The Faithful – Glory Of The Mountain

 

 

 

The Faithful – Glory Of The Mountain

 

 

Mark DiGennaro – Drummer/Percussionist/Keyboardist. He is the backbone of The Faithful. Also Singer/Songwriter/Co-Producer of the Faithful. He created all the artwork for all the CDs.

 

 

Michelle “Magica” Canbuldu – Lead Vocalist of The Faithful. Opera trained from Julliard School. Also does Backing Vocals/Songwriter/Acoustic Guitar/Belly Dancer/Entertainer.

 

 

 

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Ms. Regina's TRUTH

Ms. Regina’s TRUTH

 

Ms. Regina's TRUTH

Ms. Regina’s TRUTH

 

Ms. Regina’s TRUTH

 

Ms.Regina’s TRUTH aka Miami’s Baby alias Grace Regina Fonseca was born January 28, 1989, in Hialeah, FL. Raised in Liberty City she discovered her talent as a young girl writing poetry which she later turned into rap lyrics. She is the first female rapper of Nicaraguan descent.

 

Her hobbies include playing basketball, reading, and boxing.

 

She is the author of an autobiography titled Story of the Not-Knowing available at Amazon.

 

She released an album May 18, 2018, entitled When Money Grows on Trees with her single Just Want Money.

 

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Roberto La Posta – What We Feel

Roberto La Posta

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ARTIST NAME: Roberto La Posta

 

SONG TITLE: What We Feel

 

ALBUM TITLE: Feel The Magic

 

GENRE: POP, Easy Listening

 

 

 

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At the age 11 I took accordion lessons by the time I reached 14 years of age I was chosen by a band to play for weddings. There were no portable keyboards, you had to log around a heavy piano. When I reached the age of 18 the first portable keyboard that came out was the monophonic moog. You could not play chords with the moog only one note at a time so I started playing the moog with my right hand and the accordion button keys with my left hand. Years later the double deck organ was invented and soon after the polyphonic keyboard was born so everyone went out and bought one as did I. From there it only developed into the most sophisticated and advanced machine in the music industry. For many years after we did gigs in restaurants, night clubs and mostly Italian, Jewish and French weddings which were the most profitable. I started writing when I was 30 and shortly after started touring to New York performing on a few TV shows “Diamante Show” in Manhattan and “Making A Difference” in Long Island. I also entered a few contests like Billboard and was awarded “Honorable Mention”. I was chosen out of 500 contestants to perform at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York and performed at The Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York. I performed at quite a few Buffets in Montreal, restaurants like “Bill Wong”, Hotels like “Holiday Inn”, “Manoir Westmount” “Chateau Vaudreuil” in Montreal. I acted as an extra on an Indie film called “Full Masti” in Queens, New York and “The Stork Derby” in Montreal.

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List names of those who supported you so far in your music career and use this opportunity to thank them.

I thank my wife and relatives in New York where I stayed while performing on TV shows.

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Narrate your experience while recording in the studio or while touring.

Performing at the Apollo Theater was breathtaking and exciting listening to the enormous applause.

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Discuss your songwriting.

Research and ideas of past and present experiences.

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Elaborate on your future projects.

To be the top singer, songwriter or performer and share my music with the world.

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Tell us what you are doing to increase your fan base.

YouTube, Music Xray, Radio Airplay, Twitter and Website.

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Tell us that point in time you wanted to give up on your music career.

Never thought of giving up.

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Go into detail on how you make your instrumentation or melody.

Experiences of everyday life, people I meet and talk to, songs that inspire me.

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Tell us your complete understanding of music licensing.

It’s intended to ensure the owners of copyrights on musical works compensated for certain uses of their work.

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Tell us your favorite genre of music.

POP, Rock, Easy Listening.

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Tell us the theme of most of your songs.

Experience of life, hurt, happiness and love.

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Elaborate on this song.

What I think, feel, hear and believe.

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Discuss digital distribution and streaming.

Selling your music through the internet, iPhone and iPad.

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Tell us numerous ways that artists can boost their revenue.

YouTube views, CD sales, digital sales, streaming, live shows, licensing.

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Tell us your opinion on self-training and enrolling in an educational institution to study music.

I would enroll in educational institution to learn theory and then continue as self-training.

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Go on at length on what it takes to write a hit song.

Someone who believes that what they are feeling when they write the song is also felt by the audience.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

I use my own name, it is original and Italian.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

What We Feel, What we hear we feel, What we feel we fear, We believe it’s real.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

Feel The Magic: my songs are feelings of life experience.

 

Incunabula

Erik Jorsal – I will learn to fly

 

 

 

 

Incunabula

Incunabula

 

 

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Erik Jorsal – I will learn to fly

 

 

Discuss composition.

This song is a mixture of a couple of genres but I like to utilize those genres with electronic sounds to make it all blend together.

 

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Name the artists that have influenced you so far.

Aviici, Diplo, Mako and Lukas Graham.

 

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Mention the name of the artist you can regard as the “Greatest Of All Time”.

Queen.

 

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Elaborate on this song.

This composition was really where I knew I wanted to do something in creating music and producing. I was inspired from the movie La La Land, I wrote this song for the people that are trying to make in into the “arts” world.

 

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Rate the social media and tell us the platform that works best for you in promoting your music.

Instagram has helped me the most.

 

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State the areas that need improvement in the music industry.

Just to give the people that work hard more chances than the ones that don’t and being able to identify who those people are.

 

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Explain how you are getting your songs to stores and getting it to fans.

I use Distrokid.

 

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Tell us how you prepare yourself for a live performance or show.

I get hyped up and excited to perform.

 

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Tell us your opinion on frequent releasing of singles or just an album in a while.

I think it’s better to do both; singles and albums

 

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Mention the name of the artist you will be glad to see the live performance.

Coldplay.

 

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Tell us the genre of most of your songs.

EDM-pop.

 

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Discuss your recording.

I record with my own equipment, since I travel a lot.

 

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Tell us how boring or exciting the music career can be.

The music life is the life that I would love to live the most.

 

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My artist name is my name and I think I am the only family in the world to have “Jorsal” as a last name so I want people to know it.

 

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

“I Will Learn to Fly” is my most favourite song and I loved writing it. I spent a lot of time on the lyrics as it speaks to me and motivates me to keep going with music.

 

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

“Incunabula” means like “the beginning” and I released it at the start of the year as it is the first album I released.

Enpierre - Buckle Up Sailor

Enpierre – Buckle Up Sailor

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Enpierre - Buckle Up Sailor

Enpierre – Buckle Up Sailor

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: EnPierre

 

SONG TITLE: Buckle Up Sailor

 

ALBUM TITLE: Buckle Up Sailor

 

RELEASE DATE: February 2018

 

GENRE: Deep House

 

 

 

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I am a creator, composer, producer and arranger in movie, ambient and deep house. And I play some Saxophone…

 

 

Enpierre (Peter Heuvelman), the Dutch-bred solo artist born in Gouda, became interested in computers and composing music with FastTracker in the late 90’s. Influenced by bands like Boards of Canada, Underworld, Orbital, Massive Attack, Röyksopp, and later Bob Moses and Moderat, his creations fall mostly within the realm of ambient and deep house.

 

 

 

Tell us your favourite instruments.

My favorites are the Saxophone, Guitar and Piano. But my MacBook is my biggest companion in the making of music.

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List the names of those supporting you.

My girl Angela and my best friends who are always prepared to listen to my creation.

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Tell us your preferred musical styles.

Ambient and Deep House.

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List the name of five artists that have influenced you.

Boards of Canada, Underworld, Moderat, Massive Attack, Röyksopp and Bob Moses.

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Tell us if you smoke and drink alcohol.

I smoke WHEN I drink alcohol. 🙂

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Tell us your musical experience.

Self-learned; I did have a good saxophone teacher!

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Discuss live instruments for recording in the studio.

I use a Yamaha Saxophone with instrument, microphone and an electric guitar plugged in to Guitar Rig.

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Discuss your songwriting.

I just start creating and see what works and what not.

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Tell us your plans in terms of your music career.

I want to do live performances within two years and plan to release a song at least every month.

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Discuss your song and album.

I like long dark synth’s like these and love to go to Digital events on NDSM in Amsterdam the Netherlands. In my creation I always try and create this raw industrial sound.

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Tell us what fans are saying on your music.

They like it.

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Elaborate on your music project.

“Buckle Up Sailor” is made when I visited ADE in Amsterdam. This was an event in ‘de scheepsbouw’ on the NDSM. This is an old Shipwarf. When I came back home I wanted to create something similar to what I heard and experienced there.

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Discuss multi-genre and switching from one genre to another.

I switch predominantly between Deep House and Ambient. I also like the Nu Disco genre a lot. I always start making a song and then see in which genre it fits. I am not bound to genre.

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Explain the title of the song.

Buckle Up Sailor @…. is something that a friend of mine uses as an email address. It always stuck with me, so I decided to use it as a title.

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State the reason you are into music.

I BREATHE music. Whenever and wherever I am; I always want to play tunes or decide what’s on (to the annoyance of others sometimes), I recently decided that music will be something I will be doing full time.

Teenage Freak by Jasmine Ortiz

Jasmine Ortiz – Teenage Freak

 

 

 

Teenage Freak by Jasmine Ortiz

Teenage Freak by Jasmine Ortiz

 

 

Jasmine Ortiz – Teenage Freak

 

 

Jasmine Ortiz aka PrincessJazz is a 16 year old girl, who was born in New York NY but has grown up in small town USA, in a beautiful country setting of the Poconos PA. She was born with the gift of music, singing since age 2, playing piano since age 3, guitar since age 9 and all the other 3 instruments in between. She has been performing since being a toddler age 3 in piano recitals, and won the Miss Pennsylvania Sunburst pageant at age 6 beating out over 30 other girls, going on to receive an Honorable Citation in the House of Representatives by both District Congressman during a live session of the house. At age 6 years old she was signed to her still current agent, Abrams Artists New York City, so she has worked as a professional actor both voice, and on screen, stage since first grade.

 

 

PrincessJazz is also a gifted student, as a junior in High School, she was inducted into the National Honor Society this year, while taking all AP and honor level classes. She speaks three languages, English, Spanish and Chinese Mandarin, which she has been studying since age 9.

 

 

PrincessJazz’s first song was written by her at age 8 and performed in front of her entire school during a grade school talent show; winning her a standing ovation. An accomplished equestrian, PrincessJazz rode horses for 5 years in the style of Hunters and Jumpers, although it’s a sport she loves, she stopped to focus full time on her first passion, which is music.

 

 

By age 14, PrincessJazz had visited 8 European countries with other US students, all US student ambassadors, with the People to People program begun by President Eisenhower. She represented the US when honoring our fallen heroes on the beaches of Normandy, on the Fourth of July while in France. In that trip, all of the students represented the USA as ambassadors of our country and culture. She has returned to Europe again since then and in total between Europe, Canada, North America and Latin America, PrincessJazz has visited, 14 countries, as well as travel throughout the US.

 

 

 

TEENAGE FREAK

The Message & Inspirational Tagline

PrincessJazz first professional recorded song and music video, “Teenage Freak” is about a subject very near and dear to her heart, it is about bullying. The song encourages the listener to embrace their inner “Teenage Freak”, whether they are being made fun of, due to their sexual orientation, as is the case with many LGBTQ teens, or being overweight, not having money, not being popular or dressing like the rest of the kids, being different than the rest of the crowd. There are many different reasons kids are depressed and suffer a great deal from bullying. Sometimes being smart, a nerd, liking Harry Potter, or math, or having a bad case of acne or even teeth that are less than perfect. There is no limit to the reason kids bully other kids and it all hurts just the same. “Teenage Freak” is about embracing your individuality and in that weirdness, freakiness, uniqueness, “otherness”, that is where you find your power, your source of strength.

 

 

The actors in PrincessJazz’s video were primarily classmates from her high school which is a Performing Arts High School and you will notice, the different labels the students wearing black throughout the video have on.  It is a metaphor for our society; some kids are “alone”, while others are “popular” or obsessed with ‘social media’ and what is “trending”, or focus on the “labels” themselves.  That is the problem directly linked to bullying, the “labels”, the name calling, the ‘otherness’ of the victims.  Jasmine wanted to show how legends such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, Michael Jackson, RUNDMC, Kirk Cobain, The Beatles, Prince, Elvis Presley, Beyonce who all became super stars; all have been criticized to no end, whether as a celebrity, by the press, the naysayers, and who knows, maybe even as teens themselves. They too were all “Teenage Freaks” at some point and look what they became. Featured in Jazz’s music video, “Teenage Freaks” is also an LGBTQ couple, with the label that says #PRIDE, to show her support of the LGBTQ teens. She believes everyone deserves to be treated with respect regardless of their sexual orientation, gender orientation, culture or ethnicity. Bullying is bullying and she is against it. In Jazz’s ode to one of her favorite authors’ JK Rowling, she borrows a phrase from the Harry Potter series, “Wingardium Leviosa”, adding levity to her fun video while dealing with serious issues, and paying tribute to one of her favorite fandoms.

 

 

At 16 PrincessJazz hopes to capture your imagination, have you sing-along with her and embrace your own individuality, be proud of who are, stay strong, and show off your own “Teenage Freak”.

 

 

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Johnny Gates – Wish I Knew You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ARTIST NAME: Johnny Gates

 

SONG TITLE: Wish I Knew You

 

RELEASE DATE: June 1st, 2018

 

GENRE: Indie Pop/Rock

 

 

 

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Johnny Gates – Wish I Knew You

 

 

Falling for music as an adolescent, Johnny Gates started his first band at high school in Providence, RI. These formative years were well spent, moving from passion to skill in the Providence music scene. Their determination took the band to Nashville, TN to chase the American dream, giving them the chance to hone their songwriting craft and work with some of music’s biggest names.

 

 

Since relocating once more to a land of opportunity, Los Angeles, Johnny has toured US multiple times, including opening for the icon Rod Stewart. He has also become a fixture at Hollywood’s prestigious Hotel Cafe, and more recently performing at The Rockwood Music Hall in New York and The Peppermint Club in Los Angeles. He’s now focused on his forays as a solo artist with producer David Labrel (Ryan Adams, Lukas Graham), channeling his life experiences into his vulnerable and honest music, which perfectly complements the tasteful musicianship he’s crafted while on the road.

 

 

Releasing on June 1st, “Wish I Knew You” deals with the very relatable message of unrequited love and wanting what you can’t have, with its storytelling deeply complemented by the stripped back folk rock instrumental that rides a very James Bay-esque wave, which altogether is sure to whisk you away into a pensive moment.

 

 

Speaking on the motivation behind the track, Johnny states “Wish I Knew You” was one of the first songs I wrote for the EP. At the time, I was in a situation where I was into a certain girl but wasn’t able to say anything because she was with someone else. I would see the way she looked at him, and I just kind of pictured it being me and knowing the real her. I think we can all agree that being a third wheel sucks”

 

 

 

 

Discuss your existence.

Family and music have always been the two most important things to me, and my existence here is truly defined by that.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

My favorite genre of music is that of the singer / songwriter. I think there’s something special about a genre that is able to survive, in the midst of so many trends coming are going. And I think it connects the most with listeners on a personal level, and draws people out to concerts to just basically sing along. Which I love!

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

I’d like to think my experience in music is that of having persistence. I started a band in high school that went from a small local scene, to eventually signing with Atlantic records. Now working on my first solo stuff, I’m as inspired as ever to write, record, and tour as much as humanly possible. My experience has always had a more “working class” take on music. I just love writing and touring.

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Tell us the theme of your song.

“Wish I Knew You” is pretty much about how being the third wheel sucks haha.

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Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.

First and foremost, my family, I’d be lost without them. My bandmates in runaway saints have played a huge roll in any success I have now. And the fans who continue to show up to shows and support the music. They’re truly the key to anyone’s success in this industry. So thank you so much guys for always believing in this dream, and letting me know if a song is kind of lame ha.

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Tell us your future goals.

Tour, tour, tour, and write and release music that I really feel like represents me as an artist and person, and connects with the fans that I’ve made along the way.

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Clash Music

 

Its All Indie

 

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Noble Vybe

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Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.

I think my music is pretty honest, so I’m hoping to inspire other songwriters especially, that’s it’s OK to just write whatever comes out. And for fans, I’m hoping they understand that we are all in this together, and hopefully they can relate to some of the stories I have to share, and we can all hang and sing our hearts out together.

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Analyze the transformations you have discovered so far in the music industry.

Well, seeing as I really started playing music in high school, technology has been the biggest transformation to hit the industry. It’s super accessible now to record, book shows, reach out to managers/producers/labels, release music, and connect with fans; which is awesome.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

I’ve always looked up to artists like Ryan Adams and Butch Walker. Both guys really dive head first into their projects and give it everything they have. From the lyrics, to the guitar tones on the record, to the shows, it’s a full package of just raw talent and passion. They inspire me every time I pick up a guitar.

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.

I really try to draw from my real life as much as possible, so it’s usually when something specific happens, and I just dive in. I think the more detailed the better. And in the choruses, I try to keep it a little more open so everyone can hopefully relate.

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.

I love collaborating when it comes to the recording process and touring. To me, there’s nothing more fun than sitting in a studio and just trying a bunch of different ideas while recording. And with tour, you truly become a family out there, and I’m obsessed with that.

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Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people to dance or making the music with a genuine message that inspires them.

Personally, I’ve always been drawn to the music with a genuine message. I think music can be therapeutic for so many people, and when a song that has a beautiful lyric or story hits me, there’s nothing better than that.

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Explain copyright.

Haha well, I’m not the best when it comes to biz related questions, but I think it’s making sure that no one steals your music and benefits from it? I remember when I was a kid; I mailed lyrics to myself in the mail.

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Discuss the impact of a Performance Rights Organization.

PRO’s track your spins and streams and help you collect the money that is owed to you. I’ve been with BMI for a while now, and my relationship with them actually played in a big role in signing my first big record deal. That’s an important relationship for sure.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

I like to set up all my gear like I’m at band practice, turn the amp up loud, and write in that environment. I feel like it’s the most natural for me. So I’ll just jam on whatever comes out.

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Go into detail on the recording of this song.

I started recording this song in a rehearsal space in Hollywood. I did guitars, kick drum and vocals down there, and eventually came up with a solid demo. From there, I took the demo to my producer, David Labrel, and we built on top of that. We really sat around for a few days with this one, trying to nail down the best guitar tone. We wanted it to gradually build, and by the end, really feel good. But, keep it as raw as possible throughout. No tricks.

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Discuss your music performance.

Performing is my favorite part by far. I love to just keep it as raw and honest as possible. Ideally, I like to play with an electric guitar for most of the set, and my kick drum, with a couple really stripped acoustic songs thrown in the mix. I love the quiet room, sing along vibe. Eventually, I think playing theatres would be really cool.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Johnny Gates and shout out to my dad for having the same name!

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

“Wish I Knew You” and it’s about a girl I was really into, but not in a position to let her know, because she was with someone else.