Katie Ainge - Ashes

Katie Ainge – Ashes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Ainge - Ashes

Katie Ainge – Ashes

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Ainge describes music like colors on a canvas. She creates an extraordinary composition and imagery.

 

Ainge’s tune has a soothing acoustical quality to it while the powerful lyrics draw you in.

 

Not scared to disclose the truth and making no attempts to sugarcoat reality her songs ring home to the listener. This becomes obvious during her live performances when she delivers her music with deep emotion.

 

Katie has been performing ever since she can remember.

 

She began her musical journey at a young age by taking piano lessons and she was so enthusiastic that she would skip ahead through lessons and memorize all the songs in every book.

 

At the same time she also took part in children’s choirs and loved performing. After her first experiences on stage she knew that is where she fit.

 

She played the clarinet in elementary school and then switched to the oboe in middle school.

 

Her grandfather played the bass guitar during the 60s in an Akron, Ohio band called the “Blues Society” and loved to tell stories of those times and the big name musicians he played with. When he passed away her older sister bought a bass guitar to help remember him.

 

Katie picked up that bass guitar at age 11 and fell in love with Jazz music. She played in her middle school, high school, and college jazz bands. Katie also played the bass in a few projects.

 

Katie wrote her first song “Walk Away” when she was 14 and couldn’t stop writing music after that.

 

Katie was playing in bands and writing songs on her own, while collaborating with other musicians.

 

It was challenging to write songs when playing the bass guitar, so she switched back to the piano, and then her brother taught her to play the acoustic guitar, and the music poured out.

 

For four years Katie traveled with The Extreme Tour doing shows for at-risk youth in small towns across the USA.

 

They would play in churches, parking lots, skate parks, coffee shops, wherever there was an audience that wanted to hear great music.

 

She learned to perfect her stage show during that time she had on the road.

 

Since then she has been performing around the West from winning the Humphrey’s Back Stage Songwriting contest in San Diego, California, to The House of Blues in New Orleans, Los Angeles.

 

Over the past few years Katie discovered that she loved Folk music and changed her music to fit that genre.

 

She found a Folk / Americana band to play the mandolin and sing while experimenting with a new sound.

 

Katie found her way to her new style. She has recorded four CD’s with each one unique, but in 2018, has released a three song E.P. that is groundbreaking for her new Folk sound, with a lot more music to come.

 

Songwriting has always been Katie’s true passion. She has won many songwriting contests, including International Song of the Year in the Christian Category.

 

The hit TV show “The Fosters” in March 2018 featured her song “Fond of You” in the season finale.

 

“For me music is like colors on a canvas. When I hear music I see color.” Katie has said. “Writing songs is like this thing inside of me dying to get out.”

 

Katie loves to perform live and finds herself at home on stage with just her acoustic guitar and passionate voice.  She says, “It is the place where I am most comfortable, and where I fit in this big world.”

 

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KimieChen - Hands Up

KimieChen – Hands Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

KimieChen - Hands Up

KimieChen – Hands Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: KimieChen

SONG TITLE: Hands Up

 

ALBUM TITLE: Pose

RELEASE DATE: 02/01/2019

GENRE: R&B / Soul

 

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Discuss your existence.

I believe I am here to fulfill my life’s purpose, which is to spread love and light through my music. I believe I’m here to connect and be the voice for the voiceless.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

I love all genres of music. It’s all about the connectivity and how the song makes me feel. Music is just another language that people can use to express themselves.

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Tell us your experience as an artist.

My experience as an artist has been exciting,

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Tell us the theme of your song.

‘Hands Up’ is actually the story of one of my girlfriend’s experience and I decided to put it in a song because it was an interesting situation.

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

The people behind my success are my immediate family, Lavaba Mallison, and Cerebral Sound Studios.

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Tell us your future goals.

My future goals is to build an empire through entertainment, acting, creative imaging and to have music that will last a lifetime.

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

I believe that my music will inspire my fans because my music is raw, authentic, and personal.

 

My music goes places where most people are afraid to express, and I want my fans to connect on a level where they can feel comfortable being themselves.

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Brief us your opinion on the music process.

The process has been very insightful and exciting. Not only am I doing what I love to do, but I’m also learning and perfecting my craft every day.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

The artists that I cherish the most are Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill.

 

Growing up music has always been a part of my life; I remember hearing them and immediately getting inspired and wanting to be like them.

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.

I develop my lyrics through personal experiences. Growing up music and writing was always an outlet for me. Having the ability to convert my feelings into my music was always a blessing in disguise for me.

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

I haven’t yet but I look forward to doing so in the future.

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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.

One thing I learned about music is that if you are passionate with conviction you can get a person hooked into your music, whether it’s an up-tempo song or ballad. The results will always be the same.

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Explain copyright.

Copyright is the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

The way I develop my melody is listening to a particular instrument in the song. I find the instrument that I’m attracted to; I write my lyrics and melodies around it.

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Go into detail on how you create your song.

When I get a beat to a song I let the music speak to me first.

 

I also pay attention to how the song makes me feel.

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Discuss your music performance.

Performing live is very exciting for me; I get a rush of emotions from the music and my audience.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My artist name is KimieChen; it was created from the idea of being a crime fighting cartoon character that has super powers that kicked ass.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

“Hands Up” – Basically it means “I had enough so I throw my Hands Up”.

 

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Peyton Gilliland - Ruthless

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Peyton Gilliland - Ruthless

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ARTIST NAME: Peyton Gilliland

 

SONG TITLE: Ruthless

 

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Peyton Gilliland has already been named as a finalist in the R&B section of the John Lennon International Song Writers Competition Session II 2018 with her song entitled ‘Hopelessly’.

 

‘Hopelessly’ was also recently featured as a Staff Pick on Radio Airplay, twice by two different staff members.

 

She co-wrote this song with Hannah Arn as a 15 year old.

 

The video for ‘Hopelessly’ is also being featured at The Grand Teton Film Festival this year in June.

 

The second song that she co-wrote with Hannah was just released November 20th, called ‘Magnetic’ and has already been streamed over 80,000 times.

 

‘Magnetic’ was also included on several Spotify playlist including Artist Rack and in Walgreens stores.

 

Radio Airplay has played her songs along with other independent stations worldwide.

 

They are currently being played in Australia, Germany, London, Indonesia, Japan to name a handful and of course the US.

 

Her next song, ‘Ruthless’ released March 15 and was just named a semifinalist in a field of 19,000 professional song writers. ISC is the most prestigious international song writer’s competition in the world.

 

‘Ruthless’ is being distributed by Sony Skyfall and she is currently working on her EP with the help of Lincoln Parish, former lead guitarist of Cage the Elephant.

 

This is your home town girl from Albertville and she is a sophomore in HS… the stuff she is doing and creating is way harder than getting on a reality show – her competitors are people who have already made it in the music industry.

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Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.

I think we are still discovering who our fans are. I have heard that I remind them of everyone from Adele to Stevie Nicks – that’s quite a spread but both of them are incredible with big vocals so I’d take either or anything in between!

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Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favourite.

My favorite song to sing must touch an emotional chord with me and have to be in my range.

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Tell us the names of producers you will collaborate if you have the chance.

Lincoln Parish, former lead guitarist for Cage the Elephant turned amazing producer.

 

I think it would also be amazing to work with Phineas Eilish (Billie’s brother).

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Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate if you have the chance.

I would love to collaborate or write with Pharrell Williams because he is a genius and Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes – I could not love her more!

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Tell us your favourite TV show and state your reason.

My favorite TV show is That ’70s Show because it is light and funny and I love the clothes.

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Tell us your best mood to create a song.

It is always easier for me to write when I am super sad. Not sure that is a good thing but the truth.

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Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.

Success is how many people you can touch with your music.

 

If you can make someone feel something, or share something with you, that is success.

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Tell us the names of the artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

Adele obvi, Khalid, Rihanna and Beyoncé.

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Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.

I don’t actually remember the feels from the first performance; but it was in church with so friendly crowd.

 

The first time I recorded in a studio it was super intimidating but fun at the same time.

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Tell us how you approach songwriting.

We usually start our writes with one line or a concept and I work with some supremely talented people, Like Hannah Arn, Jason Lane, John Salaway and Craig Wilson and we just build from there. Most of my inspirations come to me while I’m in the shower.

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Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound.

The more experimentation the better! I don’t think genres are for the artist, just categories of music to make it easier for the fans to find what they like.

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

I don’t really care about the rejections, I don’t take it personally – it is just part of it and not everyone is going to dig it – I am not making it to be a one-size fits all.

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Elaborate on what compels you to sing.  

I think music is what I am here to do.

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Tell us how you record your vocals.

In the studio, I can’t even tell you what mic I prefer but I always have my vocal coach there when I record so I get the best possible sound and don’t stress my voice.

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Tell us the software you used mostly for recording.

I practice but don’t do a lot of home recording – if I am doing a rough demo or song idea I’ll use GarageBand.

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Discuss the selling of CDs and selling of digital files through digital stores.

I have not marketed any CDs at all. We concentrated on streams and playlists and we have used Skyfall, an affiliate of Sony for distribution and submissions.

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Elaborate on the song.  

‘Ruthless’ is about an X who treated me unfairly and I decided to treat him the same way.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

My artist name is my given name (a lot of thought went into that haha).

 

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Big City Cowgirl - Every Time

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Big City Cowgirl - Every Time

Big City Cowgirl – Every Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: Big City Cowgirl

 

SONG TITLE: Every Time

 

RELEASE DATE: January 19, 2019

 

GENRE: Country

 

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Discuss your personality.

Growing up in New York, I’m a tough cookie. Sometimes I can say something and it comes across wrong because I have a very strong personality.

 

I am assertive, strong-willed, and totally type A. I have a playful and funny side too, and I love to laugh.  I am respectful of all people, and friendly. I am honest, practical, considerate and hard-working.

 

Oftentimes I find myself overextending myself to be helpful to those who ask for help.

 

I also try to be upbeat and positive. I filled my work space with all positive affirmation wall-hangings so that anyone who enters feels the favorable energy of the room, and that typically sets the tone of my interactions.

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Discuss your existence as a musician. 

I am an active songwriter who records about 2-3 songs a year. Although songs come to me at all times of the day and night, I try to dedicate time to do music every single evening.

 

I find it extremely helpful to listen to all types of music in my quest to develop interesting ideas for songs. I listen carefully to the things that people say and all the things that happen around me because there are valuable song titles and ideas everywhere.

 

I gravitate to creative people and welcome ideas to better my craft.

 

I play guitar well enough to put down my ideas for music, but I’m certainly not going to win awards for guitar proficiency. I really picked up the guitar as a means to share my ideas although I would love to find the time to become much better at it.

 

I seek out people’s input regarding my songs. For instance, I like to share my creations with co-workers and other non-musicians to get the public’s perspective on what I’m doing right or doing wrong.

 

Having music in me is like a blessing and a curse.  It’s a blessing always – but the curse side is when you love music and write music, your soul is longing to be doing that one thing above most other things all of the time, and unless you’re a mainstream artist who is making tons of money from music, it isn’t feasible to spend most of your time engaged in musical endeavors.

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Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career.

I took a break in music to get a law degree, get married and start a family. When my daughter was just an infant, she had an affinity for music and I realized that I could balance my personal life with my love of music and desire to pursue a music career.

 

When you choose to work towards a music career, your lifestyle changes because you have to forfeit some time with your family and friends. You also have to prioritize your time in other ways. It can take a toll on your family because your family has to understand that sometimes you have to be in another room writing music, or at the studio recording and so forth. They have to listen to the writing stages where songs are being created.

 

For non-musicians, that can be annoying sometimes, because you are playing the same song over and over again, making changes, when they are trying to watch television and so forth.

 

There are also financial changes because you are spending money on music that could be used for other family purposes. You need supportive people around you or else you can lose relationships along the way.  I am blessed to have a family that encourages me on a daily basis.

 

It takes time, patience and perseverance, as well scheduling changes. Even my dogs are “all in” as they like to sit around me when I am writing songs.

 

The benefits of choosing a career in music are personal fulfillment, an opportunity for personal expression, a way to affect people and their emotions, making a contribution to the music community, and changing people for the positive through song.

 

The drawbacks are long hours, unpredictable schedules, uncertain results, financial risks, issues with trusting people in the music business, sorting out scams, and figuring out what is the proper way to proceed in terms of career goals.

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Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.

Being a bit older and having life experience, I think I will manage fame just fine.

 

I would keep my healthy habits, maintain a schedule, try not to take criticism too seriously, have close friends do reality checks on me to make sure that I remain the same person I was before the fame, keep as much of my private life private as I can, and interact appropriately with fans and other persons with whom I deal.

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Elaborate on the storyline of this song.

‘Every Time’ is a song that I wrote after a fight with my husband.

 

The first draft of the song was very different from how the song exists now.

 

Originally written in anger, the song is actually an anthem supporting marriage.

 

The lyrics talk about how even though your partner may drive you insane sometimes, you would still choose them again and again because they are the right fit for you.

 

Every married person whom I let listen to the song before it was released told me they could relate to the song.

 

After it was released, I got the same feedback from people who heard it.

 

The song takes you through the thought process of a person who has been married for a while. I like to say that it’s about “real life marriage.”

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Big City Cowgirl is not your average country music singer / songwriter.

 

She blends her urban upbringing in Brooklyn – along with the eclectic musical tastes ingrained in her, and encouraged, by her parents – to create her own distinctive country music sound.

 

Sometimes twangy, sometimes gritty, sometimes sounding a little too New Yawk in her songs, she credits her sense of eccentricity and playfulness, coupled with how a song’s mood strikes her when she is writing it, as to how she sings each song.

 

“I never know who’s gonna come out of me,” she laughs, “and I go with it.”

 

Regardless, her raspy, notable voice is undeniably recognizable in every tune.

 

Big City Cowgirl’s love of music dates back as far as she can remember.

 

She acknowledges that she doesn’t follow the mainstream – she writes from her heart and soul – whatever comes naturally – and hopes that she makes her musical mark.

 

Her aim is straightforward – to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives through song.

 

To that end, she says that her greatest desire is for her songs to become a part of the soundtrack of people’s lives.

 

“I won’t stop making music because it’s cathartic for me,” she says candidly, “and if what I write resonates with people that’s a win / win for me.”

 

Case in point – her most recent song entitled EVERY TIME.

 

“It’s a song about how marriage really goes down,” she laughs, “and everyone who hears it has told me that they can relate.”

 

A self-proclaimed anomaly, Big City Cowgirl credits her inspiration as being everything she experiences on a daily basis.  She certainly has a lot of material from which to choose.

 

“My experiences run the gamut so the motivation for my creativity is everywhere,” she explains, “By day, I have a very rewarding job in the legal profession and by night, I am a mom, a wife, a friend, a songwriter, and just about everything else to everyone else.”

Big City Cowgirl resides in New York with her husband, her daughter and her four dogs.

 

She is a supporter of animal rights, and making the world a better place for future generations.

 

She believes in God, her country, dreams coming true, and living life with a sense of purpose.

 

“I’m just having fun, she exclaims, “But in a responsible way. If that makes any sense – Isn’t that what life is all about?”

Big City Cowgirl expects 2019 to be personally and professionally phenomenal.

 

As she puts it, “I am truly blessed in every way and I count those blessings every day.”

 

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“Big City Cowgirl is true to her persona, hailing from New York and making old-soul cowgirl tunes that would impress even the most die-hard of old-school country fans…Her high-pitched, raspy and vibrato-heavy voice creates a sound reminiscent of classic women in country before her like Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton.”

 – Crank It Country, Conner Fersner

 

“Big City Cowgirl’s voice and musical stylings are a throwback to when the music ran the business – The kind that elicits smiles and leaps of joy. She forges real feelings that leave you reeling, not the Hallmark greeting card trifles or the chauvinistic posturing that characterizes so much of today’s country music. No, friends, this is the real deal – well written, well played, and well sung.”

– Soundlooks, Jeena Johnson

 

“With a voice that has the strength, range, and beauty along the likes of Carrie Underwood, Grace Slick, and Stevie Nicks…Big City Cowgirl has a very dynamic vocal delivery and sustains many defining factors that make her stand out with a very captivating and charismatic aura.”

– Artist Reach, Justyn Brodsky

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Discuss the changes in your life as an artist.

I have been writing lyrics and melodies since I was a little girl. I was always expressing my feelings and experiences through songs.

 

As I got older; different styles of music and experiences shaped me to become how I am today as an artist.

 

The older I get, the more versatile I have become and the more open I am to ideas.

 

I used to co-write tunes, but when I wrote one on my own, I was married to the song the way that I wrote it.

 

Now, whether I’m co-writing or not, I am more flexible about the end product.

 

I also don’t have to be the center of attention. I remember being in a band and I was the lead vocalist. The Bassist wanted to sing a song, and I was opposed to it, and felt threatened and insulted by it.  Today, that would never happen. I appreciate everyone’s contributions to a song and I can sing a duet or share a stage with someone because it isn’t a competition, it’s a community.

 

The bottom line is that I know that I’ve improved as a songwriter and as a person.

 

As far as changes in how other people view me, it’s always fun to have people contact me about my songs – people that I don’t know.

 

Also, I recently had someone sing one of my own songs to me while I was commuting on the train, which was fun.

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Explain what you have in mind before considering music as a career.

I thought about the impact it would have on my life, my family, my friends, my lifestyle and my finances.

 

I also thought about how the music business is a hard business and I knew that I would have to deal with accolades as well as plenty of rejection.

 

I also thought that I wanted to have an effect on people and become a part of the soundtrack of their lives.

 

Music is cathartic for me and it makes me happy when I am creating it so it was really great when I discussed it with my family and they were totally on board.

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Discuss your experience in life. 

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and wrote songs as far back as I can remember.

 

I had insomnia as a child and would stay up at night writing songs.

 

I joined bands playing all styles of music. I even created an East Coast / West Coast female dance music duo with my best friend, Mimi Rossi!

 

I worked in nightclubs, which was fun, because I got to be around people who wanted to have fun, and I got to be around music.

 

I also spent time in bars listening to bands. I just soaked it all in.  Eventually, I focus on starting a family and establishing a career in law.

 

Then I realized that you can never take a break from music because it will always call out to you.

 

After my daughter was born, I decided to pursue music again. Music is fulfilling to me, but I do have to say that my career in law is fulfilling as well as I am able to help people navigate difficult situations.

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Name the artists that have influenced the world.

From my perspective, some of the artists that have influenced the world are Madonna, Michael Jackson, Sting, and Bob Marley.

 

Since I do country music, I’d like to mention a few artists who are country that have influenced the world as well. Those are Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn.

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Discuss your moment of rejections as an artist and how you are able to cope and move on with your career.

I have had accolades and I have had horribly crippling rejections.

 

The music business is tough and it’s controlled by certain people who dictate what is hot and what is not.

 

I write my truth and I don’t really care about whether or not it will be widely accepted in the business.

 

If you don’t believe in yourself and your talent, you will be sucked under the muck.

 

The general public is made to believe that only the tastemakers know what good music is.

 

If a song is played enough times on the radio, people will start to like it.

 

My songs are played predominantly on internet radio, and some terrestrial stations, but I am not being played on mainstream radio right now.

 

When I have experienced negative comments, I’d be a liar if I didn’t say that it had an effect on me.

 

No matter how positive you are and no matter how many great things you hear about your music, it’s that one comment of rejection that will totally stop your breath.

 

I get past rejection by remembering that everyone has an opinion so it’s just one person’s opinion.  And especially when someone’s opinion doesn’t matter to you, it shouldn’t count. I guess the fear is that the person knows more than you do or they will have some influence about how others think of you.

 

When you do the craft, you have to just do it and do it for yourself first and foremost. So I get through rejection by reminding myself of these types of things.

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Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received.

I submitted one of my songs for a critique years ago and it got trashed. I can’t remember what the comments were – because I’ve probably blocked them out of my head – LOL – but it really crushed me and it took me time to recover because I doubted my whole ability to write songs.

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Elaborate on the song. 

The song was recorded at Dare Studios of Long Island with my long-time producer, Mike Epstein.  It’s a little bit of a family affair. Mike plays various instruments. On Every Time, he played bass guitar. His wife, Hillary Epstein, sang background vocals on the track. His brother, Rob Epstein, played keyboards on the song. Skip Krevens plated guitar and pedal steel guitar, and Mike Sapienza played drums.

 

Aside from three of the musicians playing on the tune being related, all of the musicians have played on a number of my tunes and so it always feels like family when we are recording.

 

It’s a no-judgment zone and I am open to all ideas. When we all get together after I first pen a tune, it’s a beautiful thing how the song starts to fully form with all instruments.

 

All of the musicians who record with me are seasoned cover band and studio musicians.

 

All of these musicians have a wealth of talent, and have a keen sense of what I want out of a song.

 

It was no different with Every Time. After the song was fully produced, recorded and mixed, it was sent to Nashville, Tennessee to be mastered by Steve Corrao at Sage Audio.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it. 

I write and record under the name Big City Cowgirl. I chose the name Big City Cowgirl because I think it explains my core being.

 

I’m a girl who grew up in New York who loves Country Music and all things country.

 

I chose the name so that it would be reflective of my urban upbringing along with my country music heart.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

The title of the song is EVERY TIME.  Its meaning revolves around the fact that relationships may not be perfect, but you get through the good and the bad together.

 

Despite moments where you feel overwhelmed and want to walk out the door, people build lives together and that is something to be admired and cherished.

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

This song was released as a single. I released an EP entitled City Zipcode, Country Heart a while back, and since then I have been releasing singles. I chose the album title, City Zipcode, Country Heart, because once again it was indicative of my life in New York, but love of country music, and desire to move to the country.

 

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Holloway Road (Jack Cooper and Rob Gulston) are one of the most amazing new duos in country-pop music.

 

Having had extensive radio support from the BBC, Chris Country and Downtown Radio in the UK, and WSM-AM in the USA; over half a million streams for their music to date; and sharing stages with the likes of The Shires, Lindsay Ell, American Young and more, and many major festival appearances including AEG’s high profile Country to Country & Country Music Week events and the first ever The Long Road Festival.

 

National media coverage to date has included Vice, Country Music Magazine, Maverick, and The Daily Mail…

 

With support from fans worldwide and three iTunes Top Five EPs to date, success in a growing international country scene looks like an inevitable part of the Holloway Road story.

 

Late in 2017 the duo completed their first full band headline tour, documented in the video for standalone single ‘Under Cover’ and in part inspiring the follow up track ‘No Place’ about the experience of being an artist on the road; and during the summer of 2018 they came back to Nashville to record their third EP ‘Broke’, which is available to stream / download now, with a huge response from fans and over 100k streams within the first few weeks of release.

 

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Artist Name: Ambition

 

Song Title: Haters On Deck

 

Genre: Hip-Hop

 

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Discuss the processing involved in creating a song.

I create songs based on my mood often times I’m going through something or I’m coming out of something so my music stays well balanced because in life you have ups and downs period.

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Elaborate on the theme of most of your songs.

My themes seem to change with the current song “Haters On Deck” – it’s self-explanatory because just going by the title you know, the subject is haters and how I conquer my fears and enemies but other than that I don’t necessarily have a theme unless I’m making an album like I’m currently working on now.

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Tell us your greatest musical works up to date.

I would say my new track “It Is Written” because it’s the essence of Hip-Hop defined.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

People are my inspiration; usually I get ideas from a movie I’m watching or just everyday living that inspires me to write what I feel.

 

Life experiences mostly and things I relate to or empathize with.

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Tell us how you are handling the distribution of your music.

Recently, I put my music on Distrokid which allowed me to be on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora etc.

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Tell us the secret to success.

The secret to success is to love what you do and have the courage to pursue it and let all other things follow it!

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Tell us what you think has changed in the music industry.

Honestly, I feel music has been diluted to a place of stats and figures but for me music has to be felt often times.

 

The people who run it can’t show you anything besides the things they know to sell.

 

If we took the time to really put effort towards genuine artists who don’t duplicate a sound but create their own sound to make relevance to a pure art itself can free others from trying to be something they’re not.

 

For me; music has turned into fantasy and not reality which confuses the message in a whole sense of it.

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Tell the greatest mistake to avoid while making a song.

Basically to tell someone else’s story that is not your own or water down the truth about yours.

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Tell us how you boost your performance.

When I’m nervous because the crowd has increased as it should I completely zone out to a place of bravery where the music speaks for itself.

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Discuss how you get involved in music.

To say it simply; it comes naturally and it’s in my blood, my grandfather created a family of musicians, so we do it without thought.

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State your musical skills.

I’m a songwriter, producer, singer, and hip-hop artist.

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Tell if you consider acting in a movie.

I’m open-minded to the opportunity to do it.

 

But if it’s not natural once I do it then I won’t pursue it unless I grow a passion for it then I would take acting lessons and give it my all.

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List the name of artists you cherish most.

Some of my favorite artists are in many genres like Nasir, Heavy-D, Lecrae, Glo, Mary J. Blige, and Keith Sweat are some of my favorite.

 

In R&B also some of my favorite gospel artists are The Clark Sisters and J. Moss.

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Elaborate on the song.

“Haters On Deck” was inspired by everyday life experiences most people are not “woke” as they say because often times people hate what they don’t understand.

 

So when others hate you I feel like they are truly mad because they couldn’t do what you’ve done or they don’t know who they are and they need to love themselves more and if they did they wouldn’t envy you or try to put you at a disadvantage because they wouldn’t want to put themselves in the same position.

 

Because of all the hatred that I see it made me see things clearly and it also gave me a message for my haters through this particular song.

 

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ARTIST NAME: Rachel Lynn

 

 

SONG TITLE:  Didn’t I

 

 

RELEASE DATE: 3/1/2019

 

 

GENRE: Pop / Indie

 

 

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“Rachel Lynn is a New York-based vocalist who creates music with style and substance.”

– The Huffington Post

 

Coming from an abundantly musical family, Rachel Lynn had her sights set on singing from a young age.

 

The New York City based chanteuse is a classically-trainer vocalist whose original soulful pop music is entwined with her signature evocative lyrics.

 

Her sound resonates with the passion of a singer / songwriter raised on 90’s pop and Motown masterpieces.

 

Having studied music at The University of Maryland, College Park; Lynn had performed throughout the DMV area, as well as at numerous NYC venues, including Mercury Lounge and Webster Hall.

 

She has also toured regionally throughout the east coast.

 

Rachel Lynn’s EP project, To Street & Transfer, boasts “a powerful voice, top-notch writing ability and now a full band,” (Arena.com).

 

The project has been praised by publications such as The Huffington Post, Pop Matters, and Baeble Music, stating: “There’s nothing apologetic about Rachel Lynn’s voice; with booming soul and charismatic charm, she conquers space fervently and without restraint,” (Baeble Music).

 

It spun on radio stations nationwide, garnering attention from numerous college audiences.

 

Lynn was named one of New Music Seminar’s Top 100 Artists on the Verge and was selected to officially showcase at CMJ and NACA Mid-Atlantic.

 

She has opened for acts such as AJR (Warner Bros), played several shows during SXSW 2017, and signed multiple sync licenses at the end of 2017 (Discovery, E!, Bravo, Netflix, TLC, Oxygen).

 

Rachel Lynn released a single titled “Seeing Red” in 2015 and is donating all proceeds to the animal rights organization Mercy For Animals.

 

Since its release, the single and lyric video have been mentioned by various publications and Internet personalities such as Global Vegans and Confront Magazine.

 

Lynn’s latest single, “Didn’t I” premiered on The Women’s International Music Network on February 28, 2019, and dropped March 1. It has been featured in Affinity Magazine, Talk Nerdy With Us, and more. “Didn’t I” is available everywhere now.

 

“Rachel Lynn, a powerhouse vocalist out of New York City, bolsters her take on pop with her classical training as a singer, something quite uncommon in the modern pop landscape.”

– PopMatters

 

 

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ARTIST NAME:  Lorena Robles + Marcela Ro

SONG TITLE:  La Bruja

 

ALBUM TITLE: Lorena Robles

 

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Lorena Robles and Marcela Ro are native born sisters living and working in Mexico.

 

The album contains eight songs, half sung in English and half in Spanish.

 

Six of these songs are originals and two are covers, one of these covers being La Bruja.

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Tell us your names, country of birth and childhood experience.

A native of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, she trained in Classical Guitar and Operatic singing in the ’80’s at the House of Culture of the State of Sonora followed by Singing and Classical guitar studies at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León.

 

She is highly accomplished in acoustical guitar playing in the styles of Trova, Ballad, Bolero and Ranchera.

 

She has performed extensively throughout Mexico City & Sonora and especially in San Carlos as well as a stints at French Restaurant “Coup des Tartes” in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

A highlight of Lorena’s career was performances in the main theater of The Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City along with her sister Marcela Ro at such events as The Duoma Loma and with the Ballet of Amalia Hernandez and Tehua in 1998.

 

Lorena is on the StarburstRecords label.  Lorena’s music video La Bruja has been viewed over 53,000 times on Facebook.

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Tell us your genre and idea behind your music video or song.

La Bruja is an ancient Mexican folk song (over 200 years old) that has been sung for centuries throughout Mexico as well as in other countries.  The lyrics (in both Spanish and English) tell the folklore story of a witch.

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Tell us how to run a record label based on your experience as an artist.

Lorena Robles has released four albums on the Starburst Records label which have all been distributed worldwide digitally to virtually all digital media platforms on the planet.

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Tell us how you are promoting your music.

Lorena performs extensively throughout Mexico and most especially in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico during the winter season where a significant volume of American and Canadian vacationers and ex-pats are big fans at her live shows which often are 3 – 5 nights per week.

 

She also performs during the summer months in Arizona and California.  Her performances are promoted on social media.

 

Lorena has also been live streaming free performances weekly to her fan base on her Facebook page for years with a strong following.

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Explain the story behind the song. 

The story and video by MexicoNews does an excellent job explaining the meaning and history of this Mexican song of folklore called La Bruja:

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Artist:  Lorena Robles featuring Marcela Ro

 

Title:  La Bruja

 

Release Date:  April 4, 2017

 

Record Label:  Starburst Records

 

Composer:  Public Domain

 

Published by:  Starburst Records

 

Performer:  Lorena Robles & Marcela Ro (sisters)

 

Video Producer:  Abraham Castro Bazua

 

Music Producer, Recording, Mixing, Mastering:

Martin Young and Leslie Sahlen

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Tell us what makes you unique from others.

Lorena Robles has been wowing her loyal audiences for years singing in seven languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French, Latin and even Japanese!

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Tell us your position on “Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.

Lorena has always been very much a “hands on” performing musician and vocalists.

 

In three of the four albums she has released through Starburst Records, she did her own recording, mixing and mastering.

 

Her CDs sold well at live concerts in Mexico, Arizona and California.

 

Lorena relishes her status as a strong independent woman, artist, and performer.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Lorena performs as Lorena Robles but her full name is Norma Lorena Robles Arredondo.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

La Bruja (Spanish) which means The Witch in English.

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

The title of the album is Lorena Robles and this was chosen because it is the first worldwide release of Lorena Robles, released on digital media stores worldwide on Starburst Records.

 

 

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ARTIST NAME:  T8PES

 

SONG TITLE:  HOPE & PRAY

 

RELEASE DATE:  18/3/19

 

GENRE: Alternative / Electronic / Hip Hop

 

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Following a superb debut year for T8PES which included all 3 single releases receiving national airplay on BBC 6 MUSIC, several exceptional visual releases (one of which included a cameo appearance from global superstar Ed Sheeran), and being championed as a Sound of 2019 artist by BBC introducing WM, these are exciting times for Birmingham’s favourite son T8PES.

 

Latest single Hope & Pray (written & produced by T8PES) is released 18 March and with an album launch party show announced for April 26 at the Castle & Falcon in Birmingham; this is set to be a good year for one of Birmingham’s journeymen artists.

 

The man behind T8PES is veteran emcee / producer Jimmy Davis. Jimmy has toured the UK & Europe extensively, graced huge stages at venues such as Brixton Academy & Shepherds Bush Empire, is a 3 time performer at Glastonbury, and influenced a young Ed Sheeran.

 

 

Ed cites Jimmy as a major inspiration and the pair still rendezvous yearly to hang out.

 

“There are certain people who have inspired and influenced me as an artist and Jimmy Davis (T8PES) is one of them. A great songwriter, lyricist and performer who writes deeply personal songs and confronts important issues through his music”

– Ed Sheeran

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Tell us your history.

Parents divorced before I was 5 years old. By the time I was 18 I had become addicted to drugs and was homeless.

 

After getting my life together and having what can only be described as a spiritual awakening, I then decided to embark on the musical path that had called to me throughout my younger years, and was a fairly late-comer to the game.

 

I didn’t make my first piece of music or write my first lyrics until I was 21 years old. Since then I have had many experiences within the industry which I’ll elaborate on later in this interview.

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Describe yourself as an artist.

I like to write deeply personal songs – some carry important messages, some are brutally honest explorations of how broken we can become as humans, and others champion positivity and belief in the human spirit.

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Tell us the genre of your music.

 Alternative, Electronic, Indie, Hip Hop…

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Tell us the story behind your song.

I wrote Hope & Pray a couple of years ago having done some soul searching and realizing that I had slowly become somebody that I didn’t think I would – apathetic, emotionally numb and demotivated.

 

This inner exploration led me to question what was happening in the world that had impacted me so profoundly in a way to alter my character so dramatically. I then got drawn into the ‘carrying stream’ as we call it and the song was written very quickly with the music informing much of the tone of the lyrics.

 

I found the vocalist I wanted whose vocals married to the track so beautifully and then brought in a guitarist friend for some additional production.

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Tell us the problems you are facing as a musician.

Getting heard above ‘the noise’ I think is the biggest issue most artists face. Everybody now has a platform to champion what they do and everyone is competing for the time of the listening public. That can make it super difficult and incredibly competitive. Trying to earn a living on which you could support a family and own a home is also a big problem for any musician.

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Discuss the recording and production of the song.

The vocals were recorded at The Songlab in Birmingham with friend and engineer Jonny Amos.

 

All of the music was produced and mixed by me in my studio at home. I invited my longtime friend and collaborator Adam Evans to come and lay some guitars over the track for me.

 

Featuring vocals were recorded by Holly Fitzgerald in her studio

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List the names of blogs, radio or television stations that have supported you so far.

The song was premiered on BBC Introducing WM and has since been aired on BBC 6 Music along with local Birmingham stations Brum Radio and Scratch Radio. Zap Bang magazine covered the song with an interview.

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Elaborate on your music career, experience and future goals.

In 2007 when I produced my first fully fledged album I was asked to be tour support for a band called Nizlopi who had recently scored a UK number 1 chart hit with The JCB song.

 

It was on this tour that I met a very young Ed Sheeran who had written to Nizlopi to ask if he could do his work experience with them on tour.

 

Ed was a huge fan of the band and it was during this tour that we struck up a friendship which has continued to this day.

 

Since that time I have toured the UK extensively and parts of Europe, performed at Glastonbury Festival three times, graced the stages of Brixton Academy & Shepherds Bush Empire, and met / worked with some of my musical heroes.

 

My future goals mainly center on producing a piece of art that is revered as timeless and remembered for years to come.

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Brief us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Life experience, artistic expression, a deep love for creating, a hunger, – and desire to become the best at what I do, and God.

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Brief us the top-secret behind making a hit song.

Not sure I can claim to have made a ‘hit song’ but what I think makes good music is honesty, emotion, great lyrics, great vocal delivery, originality and strong hooks.

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Tell the piece of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Remain authentic. Authenticity is the key to expressing what you have to say and giving your gift to the world.

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Discuss at length your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have received.

My career has comprised of two albums so far and an EP, as well as many collaborations with producers and other artists.

 

This was back when I released music under the name Jimmy Davis. During the period 2007-2015 I toured the UK, Ireland and Europe several times, played Glastonbury three times along with many other festivals, have had songs played on BBC radio on many occasions, and I’m reference as a major musical influence on Ed Sheeran when he was growing up.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

It all starts with the music generally. I like to let the music steer my emotions and inform what it is I’ll be writing about. I tend to keep written ideas and voice recordings on my phone so that I can refer back to them at any point.

 

I’ll spend considerable time producing the music until I get what I want and will then write lyrics, melodies and hooks. I’ll generally finish everything I start even if it’s not good enough to make it onto anything I release. I then demo the songs at home and get them sounding how I want, experiment with different ideas etc. Then I’ll take the track to a studio and record the vocals with an engineer so that I can focus purely on the performance and delivery.

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Name your favourite artists for collaboration. 

I’m currently writing with a young artist called Nath Brooks, that’s a lot of fun.

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It’s time to rage against the machine again says Birmingham artist T8PES.

 

Forthcoming release Hope & Pray is a scathing attack on political apathy, consumerism and privatization in an increasingly despairing world.

 

The emcee / producer – who under previous guise of Jimmy Davis forged a reputation for writing hard hitting, issue-led lyrics and was a big influence musically on a young Ed Sheeran – has once again set his sights on social injustice and says this song is the soundtrack to the unsettling times we live in.

 

“The tradition of using music to protest injustice goes back centuries,” he said.

 

“The Diggers in 17th Century England, abolitionists in 19th Century America and the Labour Movement in the 20th Century made such potent use of music in their efforts.”

 

With lyrics drawn straight from the headlines, Davis describes Hope & Pray as a continuation of the British protest movement that has included The Sex Pistols and The Clash as well as socially conscious artists such as Billy Bragg and MIA.

 

“Music should be at its most effective when times are at their hardest; when there is something to push against. The bleak years of the winter of discontent gave us punk. Ska and reggae artists sang about the riots and unemployment in the 1980s. Where are the artists calling out the Brexit shambles, the homelessness crisis, and the ever-increasing gap between rich and poor? Where is the Dylan, Marley, Guthrie or Marvin Gaye of this generation? The impactful rant has been replaced by the glorified whinge.”

 

Davis is no stranger to facing personal and social adversity with drug addiction, homelessness and mental health issues all playing a part in his life during his late teens / early twenties.

 

“Hope & Pray is a rallying cry and wake up call to the people of the world that we can no longer stand by and watch as our planet is torn apart and our society wrecked by power-hungry, money-obsessed governments and corporations. But also that we have a responsibility to ourselves to start facing the truth of what living in this kind of system is doing to us internally. It is killing our inner spirit on a number of levels.”

 

“There are certain people who have inspired and influenced me as an artist and Jimmy Davis (T8PES) is one of them. A great songwriter, lyricist and performer who writes deeply personal songs and confronts important issues through his music”

– Ed Sheeran

 

“T8PES … who as you can hear is very, VERY good”

– Tom Robinson – BBC 6 Music

 

“A brilliant outpouring of nostalgia packaged perfectly”

– Stereo Stickman

 

“What blew me away most was the polished standard of production”

– AnR Factory

 

T8PES will be celebrating the launch of his debut album with a headline show at The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham on 26 April 2019.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I will buy a nice house somewhere peaceful surrounded by nature.

 

Invest in young artists from my city.

 

Help friends and family.

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Discuss music promotion and how you are boosting your fan base.

I’m promoting via all of the usual channels and trying to build social media followings. I sometimes use PR companies if I feel it will be worthwhile.

 

I’m also just about to start performing live under this new brand so I’m hoping this will help to grow my audience.

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.

It’s always a difficult balancing act trying to have a truly nourishing life whilst pursuing your dreams, trying to earn a living, maintaining good relationships, giving your time to causes you care about.

 

I’d say I manage but also struggle at times!

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My artist name is T8PES. When I decided to step back into the music business and subsequently rebrand my whole identity, I chose the name TAPES because when I was young I was heavily into the rave scene of the 90’s and used to collect what were known as Tape Packs. These were collections of cassette tape recordings of DJ sets from different raves. So I became known as the kid with all the TAPES.

 

After choosing the name I noticed that there a few people calling themselves TAPES or who had social media accounts which used that name. So I decided to replace the letter A with the number 8 because I’ve always been interested in the numerology of that number with its any associations. And that’s when T8PES was born! It’s still pronounced TAPES but just has a number 8 in there instead.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Hope & Pray. The title of the song came from the chorus but also sums up the state of current affairs whereby many people have lost confidence in the way human beings are currently operating in the world and therefore have nothing left to do but to Hope & Pray.

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

The album is less of a title and more of a symbol which is the rewind symbol from a cassette tape deck. All will become clear as more releases follow.

 

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ARTIST NAME:  Living On Universal Denial

 

SONG TITLE:  Scars

 

RELEASE DATE: 15/03/19

 

GENRE: INDIE ROCK

 

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LIVING ON UNIVERSAL DENIAL (L.O.U.D.) is an indie rock, alternative pop / rock band formed in 2015 and took their name out of a statement for those who believe there’s no absolute reality or truth, only perceptions and opinions.

 

Since 2015, L.O.U.D. have appeared in many live stages, festivals and radio stations in Europe and UK.

 

In 2015 after winning a country-wide competition amongst other unsinged acts, L.O.U.D. played live in one of the biggest Music and Camping festivals in Europe, the 37th River Party alongside names like James Arthur and other international acts.

 

2016 was a very busy year with many live performances and a lot of songwriting. In the highlights of that year is the honor to be chosen as an opening act to one of the greatest bands in the world ‘Explosions In The Sky’ performing in front of a big audience!

 

Throughout 2017 the band gigged regularly and started recording demos of their original material.

 

In 2018 the band signed a record and publishing deal with the UK based indie record label ‘The Sound of Everything’ and released their first single ‘WE GET AWAY’ in late April 2018.

 

In March 2019, the band released their second single entitled ‘SCARS’ and have embarked on a series of live shows around UK and Europe to promote it.

 

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KK (Lead Vocals / Keys)

 

Simon (Drums / Percussion)

 

Jim (Bass)

 

Tolis (Guitars / B. Vocals)

 

John (Guitars / Synths / B. Vocals).

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Tell us how you build up the tune for this song.

We wanted to have a strong anthemic tune that would build up towards the chorus but at the same time having deep and lower lyrics in the verses to indicate the emotions of the person who tells his story to the audience.

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Tell us the best means of becoming a famous artist and selling more records.

In our mind there’s no recipe in becoming famous, music business is just like any other business. You need to have a very good product (in our case the songs) and provide good services (in our case live performances) and hope that people will eventually pick up on what you’re doing and start supporting you.

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Tell us how fans are reacting to your music.

We currently have a small yet loyal following which is gradually increasing as we release new songs and move to new music markets. They tend to be very emotional and passionate about our music and especially on our live performances. And they even sometimes demand more new music to be released from us.

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Explain how to deal with fear on stage.

Each band member deals with it in a different way but in general we don’t have stage fear as a band, all members are very confident in what they are doing on stage as we always try to be very well prepared before each show.

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Tell us your point of view on the quality of production of today’s songs to old songs and point out what you think has changed.

We always try to come up with better productions with each new release and we try to work with producers and engineers that suit our style and know our sound.

 

With each release we take feedback from various people (audience and professionals) and we then try to make things better in the next release.

 

We’d say in general simplicity and knowing what you’re aiming for is the key to a good quality in the production.

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Tell us any interesting experience in your music career that is significant.

We tend to learn from the unfortunate situations, e.g. when we performed in an empty venue or worked with a bad professional.

 

In music business more so than in other industries perhaps there is a lot of people who tend take advantage of young artists and bands and in this respect, it is very easy to get hustled.

 

We had such experiences in the past and in this respect, we now tend to be very careful.

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Tell us how you come across the lyrics of this song.

The band guitarist and main songwriter has written the lyrics on the song and has taken inspiration from his own experiences in life as well as observations of how couples behave within long term relationships and marriage.

 

In fact, he wrote the lyrics of the song in probably 15 minutes and brought the song complete in the band practice and then the rest of the band contributed on specific parts.

 

We had to trim down some parts of the lyrics however as it would otherwise be too long.

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Tell us your best means of expressing yourself.

Music of course and from the way each one of us plays their instruments in live performances and recordings.

 

We also have other interests as people, as most of the guys in the band are educated at a university level.

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Tell us your opinion on using music to deliberate on issues affecting people like corruption, immoralities, politics and religion. 

We are very keen on writing about social and political issues that affect us and in this respect in some way or the other almost all our songs deal with issues like life, death, love, hate, immortalities, immigration, corruption, politics, religion and inner search.

 

Even if a song sounds like dealing with love or romance, there’s almost always a hidden meaning underneath.

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Discuss how you plan to create a timeless music that your fans can cherish forever.

We always write music and lyrics we feel we like first and foremost. In fact the music we play is the one we would like to listen to. We have come into the world of music creation because there are things we needed to express and wanted to find a way of doing it.

 

We believe that once you write strong music that affects you as a person then other people will pick up on it and mark them at a specific point of time.

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List the names of individuals you can point out as legends and state your reasons.

Too many and the list would be endless. But certainly, classic acts like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Police, etc. are legends for us since if it wasn’t for them then we wouldn’t be here.

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Tell us your viewpoint on discriminating.

We are very liberal and democratic band so for us this term doesn’t even exist.

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Tell us your favorite books and state your reason. 

 As a band have different tastes when it comes to books and literature. We’d say that we most likely prefer to read classic literature rather than modern or fictional novels.

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Tell us what triggers your creativity. 

Sometimes very sad events or very happy events in our lives, – and sometimes even day to day observations in real life.

 

Some of us are even triggered by new gear like guitars, FX pedals or synths.

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Tell us how you generate musical ideas for your composition.

Most of the times, it is a spontaneous process and might be things that we always have in mind and need to come out at some point.

 

Some other times might be that the music is somehow created and then a chorus comes in mind. The song is then built around that.

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Tell us your greatest song and state the reason.

‘Fast Car’ by Tracey Chapman is a great song as it speaks the truth in a simple yet very effective way. It is great story telling at its best!

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Tell us how you compose your song.

This hasn’t been a spontaneous process as we wanted to kind of continue the story from our previous single and go even further as the young couple of ‘We Get Away’ transitions into a more mature relationship.

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Elaborate on the song.

We wanted to write a song for today’s relationships and how men and women are sometimes bounded by society’s rules and behaviors within long-term commitment and marriage.

 

Most of the times many people feel trapped as they don’t want to break their marriage or long – term relationship because of family and society’s ‘rules’ and at the end they stay in it feeling miserable and unhappy.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the single.

LIVING ON UNIVERSAL DENIAL took their name out of a statement for those who believe there’s no absolute reality or truth, only perceptions and opinions.

 

‘SCARS’ is the title of our single and its title refers to the psychological scars a person has from unfulfilled desires and oppressive emotions.

 

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