Jen Miller - Hometown

Jen Miller – Hometown

 

Jen Miller - Hometown

Jen Miller – Hometown

 

ARTIST NAME: Jen Miller

 

SONG TITLE: Hometown

 

ALBUM TITLE: Hometown (Single)

 

GENRE: Pop

 

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Jen Miller is a Nashville-based independent music producer and artist born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.

 

A self-proclaimed “weird kid”, Miller built her growing fan base independently and organically online and on the road since 2010.

 

Influenced by artists like Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Prince, and Dave Matthews Band, Jen’s sound is hard to pin down, but steadfast in soul and quirky wordplay.

 

Miller released a single per year in 2017 after self-releasing two crowdfunded projects, “Forget the Dirty Hearts” (2012) and an album “Overgrown” (2014), both of which charted top ten in the United States pop charts.

 

Jen Miller has shared the stage with acts such as Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, Passenger, Young the Giant, and Shovels & Rope, and her music has been featured in the Washington Post, NPR, Women’s Health, and Modern Luxury.

 

A staunch human rights and feminist political activist, Miller spent years in DC and is responsible for launching Girl Gang Music — an online community and network of women and gender non-conforming folk within the music industry.

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

I’m Jen Miller and I was born in Columbus, Ohio. I grew up playing a lot of soccer and eating a lot of cheese and didn’t start teaching myself how to make music until I was 18.

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State your academic qualification.

Well, I got a B.A. in Political Science with minors in Philosophy and Psychology from Wittenberg University in Ohio. I never studied any type of music.

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Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience, and skills.

I got into music first by writing on a piano and old ukulele in my parent’s house after having knee surgery.

 

I was depressed and feeling very bad for myself and had never really dabbled in music besides some piano lessons in third grade and immense love for listening.

 

Then I toured with a four-piece folk band through the summer while I was getting my Bachelors, and moved to D.C. promptly after I graduated in May 2014.

 

When I got to D.C., I released an album I had crowdfunded and started learning how to produce in Logic and Pro Tools for other artists.

 

Now I am a music producer based in Nashville, TN, about to put out a new project this summer.

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

I think it’s indie pop music. Love to mesh organic sounds (like the strings and ukulele in this record) with inorganic (like the drums and synths).

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

Operate like a bank and enable artists to create insane visions with their work…

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Tell us how you are promoting your music.

I mostly rely on word of mouth about shows and releases – so social media and gigging primarily.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

I’m From Cleveland

 

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Explain the story behind the song.

‘Hometown’ was about me as a young adult returning to Columbus and having a deep moment of nostalgia… reflecting on how a place feels different when you have different people who are significant to you… how memories remain in a place even when those relationships might not be strong anymore… and how that’s so often bittersweet. “If there’s a field somewhere, I’d only meet you there…”

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State the names of other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director.

Jake Vicious co-produced this record.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music business, your experience, and your future goal.

About five years. Just keep making new music myself and help artists explode and create the sound they want as a producer for them… that’s it.

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Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining to music.

My strengths are in my storytelling, vocals, and my intuitive ear. My weakness is that I don’t have music theory skills to understand what my ear is doing at times but I can communicate what I hear to and use machines to make it.

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List your five favourite songs including the artists.

Lauryn Hill – Everything is Everything

 

Dawes- Things Happen

 

Dolly Parton – Jolene

 

Atmosphere – Guns & Cigarettes

 

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

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

I think that major labels and their relationships with streaming services and distribution makes them a partner you need to take your music to the masses.

 

However, I think that being indie and DIY work is the way you get there and prove to them that you’re worth investing game. It’s a number’s game to them, but you ARE selling a product.

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Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.

I run a website called Girl Gang Music, all about women and nonbinary folks in the music industry.

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List your various works.

Forget the Dirty Hearts (EP 2012)

 

Overgrown (Album 2014)

 

Singles (2017)

 

Blue Earth – not released, coming July 2019.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Jen Miller – it’s my government name.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Hometown – I figured if my hometown sometimes made me sad and nostalgic sometimes that maybe other people could probably relate

 

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Summer – You Are Good

Summer – You Are Good

 

Summer – You Are Good

Summer – You Are Good

 

ARTIST NAME: Summer

 

SONG TITLE: You Are Good

 

ALBUM TITLE: Love Letters

 

GENRE: Christian & Gospel

 

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Summer Pearson is an award-winning independent recording artist from Maryland.

 

Summer’s album “Love Letters” debuted in the Top 50 of the Billboard Gospel Charts, and the lead single “Promised (Never Alone)” penetrated radio across the U.S., Canada, and England.

 

Summer has won several awards as a singer-songwriter, including the 2018 ACHI Magazine Songstress of the Year, 2018 Winner of the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Sing Into Spring Competition, and 2018 S&M Gospel Indie Music Female Contemporary Vocalist of the Year.

 

Summer has been blessed to perform for many prestigious events, including the annual Caring Awards, “Thanks Obama” event at Arena Stage on President Obama’s last night in the office, the H Street Festival, and the National Cherry Blossom Parade.

 

Summer has also released several recording projects with other artists, including a Christmas single in 2018 by “Tanya Summer Alache,” and projects with Stellar Award nominated gospel group – Charles Butler and Trinity, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) Exalting Him Finalists (with the trio “Power”), and Emory University’s Gospel Choir, to name a few.

 

She has sung background vocals, and/or opened up for numerous accomplished artists, including Pastor Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, and finalists from America’s Got Talent – Sons of Serendip.

 

Summer uses her talents as a worship leader, special educator, actress, and host of the TV show “Gospel Music Magazine” (which airs online and on cable networks across the US).

 

She also practiced law for several years with the federal government.

 

Summer considers her role as mom to her two amazing sons to be her most important work.

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Tell us how you develop your sound and style to make it different from other musicians.

I listen to a variety of music – recorded and live, and allow elements of the music I like to come through in my own style. I believe it’s important to not put myself in a box and to always aim to experiment and grow.

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Tell us your opinion on the way new artists are coming up and the frequent release of songs.

It is exciting to see so many people emerge as artists who feel free to explore their own creativity and share their experiences/beliefs/art through music.

 

The frequent release of songs and the ever increasing number of new artists make it harder to become noticed and make real traction when pursuing a music career.

 

It also means that some amazing music will be buried, and potentially will not be heard by many, because the market is so saturated.

 

Still, I think competition challenges us to be more creative and persistent in making quality music and getting it to our audiences.

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State your experience as a musician.

I started singing as a soloist in the church at a very young age and never stopped.

 

Music is an incredible gift to me because it enables me to communicate deep feelings and questions that I have not always been comfortable expressing in everyday conversation.

 

Over the years I have played in large and small venues for diverse audiences, and the greatest takeaway for me is always the person who felt so connected to me through my music (and my story) that they found a breakthrough they had been hoping for.

 

Good music has the power to heal and deliver, and I take that very seriously.

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Tell us your opinion on streaming and digital download of songs.

Streaming and digital downloads are so convenient and instantly gratifying, so musicians have to get used to it as a way of life.

 

From a financial perspective, it makes it harder to earn a living from making music, but from the perspective of making our music widely available, it is a tremendous asset that I believe artists should exploit as much as possible.

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Tell us your goals and plans.

I plan to keep performing and making music that feeds my soul.  I am working on a new body of music and developing tour plans.  My goal is to expand my audience and share hope through music.

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Tell us five current artists that are your favourite.

  1. Jonathan McReynolds

  2. Mercy Me

  3. Julia Michaels

  4. Fantasia

  5. H.E.R.

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Tell us your best song up to date and share the link.

I believe my best song up to date is “Promised (Never Alone)”; the song takes us on a journey through despair and doubts to the truth that God keeps his promise to never leave nor forsake us.  The freedom and peace in that promise is life-changing.

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Tell us your dream and hope for the future.

My dream and hope for the future are to continue to be a woman of integrity, faith, and laughter and that I make music that inspires others to do the same.

 

I’m also a mom to two amazing sons, and my dreams and hopes are so wrapped up in giving them the best life possible, and the tools to become amazing men of God!

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Tell us what has changed in the music industry.

So much has changed – music does not sell the way it once did, and record label budgets for artists have diminished.   Music is available for streaming and/or download in so many places that we have a ton of music at our fingertips.   There is truly something for everyone available now, and much of it is available for free on the Internet.

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Tell us your opinion on television/radio stations playing the same songs from established artists and giving little chances to independent artists.

I think this is an area where we need to see more diversity in what is played and who gets opportunities.  I was shocked to learn how limited the radio and TV opportunities are for talented independent artists.

 

It can be discouraging as you wonder if you will ever be able to break through a system that works against you.

 

However, I believe audiences want more variety; local audiences want to hear their local artists on the radio, and so many indie artists are making music worthy of worldwide distribution.  Something has to change.

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Tell us the challenges independent artists are facing and how to tackle it.

One of the challenges for independent artists was just mentioned – breaking through to TV and radio.  Indie artists have to continue to try to push through the barriers and utilize other means to let our music be heard, e.g., internet radio, local shows, social media.

 

Another challenge that independent artists often face is a lack of resources (financial and manpower).  We cannot keep up with signed artists who have a machine behind them, and will often exhaust ourselves and our limited resources trying to keep up.

 

I think it’s important for independent artists to be strategic in how we spend our limited funds, and to recruit a team of people that may not have deep experience in the music business, but who will work hard and smart to learn the business and propel the artist forward.

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Tell us your opinion on using social media to promote music online.

It is necessary to promote music on social media, and because it’s free, we should never neglect to do so.

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Tell us about your music career.

Most of my time is spent performing for various public and private events – corporate events, parades, worship services, weddings, etc.  I also am available for studio session work and vocal coaching.  No matter the size of the venue or the paycheck attached to a performance, I believe in giving each audience my all.

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Tell us what still motivates you to go on with your music career.

I continue to pursue a music career because I am called to do so.  I am living my divine purpose.

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Tell us about you as a person.

People describe me as the “sunshine.”  I believe that life is too short to be miserable, so I choose joy every day.  I can be incredibly focused, but am also as silly as they come.  I love to laugh!  And I LOVE people!  Performing for me is all about connecting with people, and leaving them better off than they were before I hit the stage.

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Elaborate on the story behind the song.

I wrote “You Are Good” when I needed to believe that God is good because at that time my life did not feel good. I was facing divorce and losing our family home/community after just having made the decision to pursue music ministry full-time (which meant a significant loss of income from my prior work as an attorney).

 

It was a very tough time, but I had a faith that was immovable.  I needed to remember that this was NOT the first time in my life when life was hard, and despite the pain I’d experienced before, God had been there for me, and brought me through it whole and with a testimony.

 

Thus the lyrics: “You are good, you always have been.  No matter what comes or goes, you are good.”  I needed the strength to refuse to be defeated, so I remembered that God had called me to sing for Him, and I couldn’t let the pain swallow the passion or the calling.

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Tell us the process involved in making this song.

I sat down at the piano and began to sing.  I can barely play the piano but found the chords to support the very simple, profound lyrics that my spirit was singing.

 

God did the rest when I sang “You Are Good” for a very talented producer “Vincent V.Rich Richardson.”

 

I feared the song might be too simple to record, but I remember him saying “sometimes, simple is better.”

 

Vincent helped me bring the song to life, and eventually, Cordaro Rodriguez of the Sons of Serendip from America’s Got Talent added the string arrangement that elevated the song from beautiful to a masterpiece.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

SUMMER – it’s the name my parents chose for me, and I believe my name embodies the essence of who I am, so I decided to only use my first name as an artist.  I am bright, colourful, joyful, passionate, and warm like the Summer. 🙂

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

You Are Good – Meaning – God is good.  He never changes, therefore His goodness never changes.  He was good, is good, and always will be good.

 

Difficult circumstances do not mean God’s goodness is waning; we just have to believe His promise in Romans 8:28 that all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.  Keep fighting.  Keep lifting your voice.  Keep going.  Don’t give up.  God’s goodness is forever.

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

Love Letters – I chose this title for the album because the songs were expressions of my heart to God during a difficult personal season involving divorce, loss, and frustration.

 

I wrote these songs to God, not knowing that they would become an album to help others connect with the depths of God in the context of our imperfect lives.  These songs are my love letters to God who has loved me perfectly all of my life.

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Monsterboy - My Heart

Monsterboy – My Heart

 

Monsterboy - My Heart

Monsterboy – My Heart

 

ARTIST NAME:  Monsterboy

 

SONG TITLE: My Heart

 

ALBUM TITLE: The Nashville Sessions

 

RELEASE DATE: 9/20/2018

 

GENRE: Alternative/Pop

 

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Monsterboy found success before finding a name, as a series of coincidences landed the couple at Bonnaroo and in front of a representative for MTV.com.

 

Combining traditional alternative rock band instruments with tribal drums, woodwinds, and EDM beats the sound is new yet familiar.

 

Each song’s lyrics are crafted to capture a snapshot moment in time of the couple’s love story.

 

Monsterboy is currently releasing a new song every three weeks for a year, to embrace how every song should have its own space.

 

The songs are released in groups of three representing the event that inspired the music.

 

The Nashville Sessions came from our trips to the Music Capital of the World when the project was yet unnamed.

 

The ATX Sessions embrace the “Keep it Weird” mantra that is quintessential to Austin and SXSW.

 

We are currently releasing the songs on the Roo Sessions.

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Tell us how to refine a demo to a mastered song.

We often revisit a song a few times before we feel happy with it. My Heart, for instance, was started as a demo about two years before the final recordings were made.

 

It just takes a lot of constructive criticism and self-criticism, as well as the ability to step away from your original concept to see how it can be improved.

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Discuss the processing involved in creating a song.

There’s no one way that we approach creating a song. Sometimes it begins with a lyrical idea, a sax riff, a beat, and sometimes it starts with a guitar/vocal goofing around.

 

My favourite is when I hear the complete song in my head all at once, ready to go.

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Elaborate on the themes of most of your songs.

Our songs most often represent moments in time that we have shared or witnessed together over the years. Themes of love, loss, triumph, and relationships of all kinds make their appearances amongst our songs.

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Tell us your greatest musical works up to date.

The overall favourite so far has to be My Heart, but the technical expertise that has gone into songs like Paper Cup, We’re Just the Same, and Dead to Rights makes them personal favourites in our repertoire.

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Describe your music process.

We like to play with a song back and forth until it feels right to us.

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

We are currently using a Dirk Gently method, chasing down leads and opportunities as they cross our path. We are a big fan of hard copy flyers and handbills. In a digital age, it can be a way to stand out.

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Tell us your future goals and how you aim to accomplish.

Our future goals include reaching new audiences and building relationships with them.

 

Two key components will be filming lots of video content and building a network of people passionate about what we are doing — from tastemakers to diehard fans that share our music with their friends.

 

Regional touring is being lined up this year, and national is on the horizon.

 

There is a delicate balance between using shows to find new audiences and creating demand in a region for your music.

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

A lot has changed in the music industry over the past decade and a half, and it keeps you on your toes!

 

The rise and fall of Myspace, mp3.com and other music-centric websites resulted in the loss of fan outreach.

 

The rise of Bandcamp, Kickstarter, and other crowdfunding based sites allowed for much greater control in the music industry…

 

It’s amazing to watch how the industry evolves to keep up with the changing landscape of technology.

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Tell the greatest mistake to avoid while making a song.

I would say getting attached to the original structure of the song and not realizing that breaking it all back apart and reassembling it is going to serve the song best.

 

Sometimes even building a whole new song around just a piece of a dysfunctional work in progress is the best course of action.

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Tell us how to boost performance.

Drink two 5 hour energy drinks! – No don’t do that; it’s bad for your health.

 

Honestly, we create best when we have new experiences and balance in our lives.

 

Going to festivals or new cities and adventure always provides new energy while eating well, working out, and snuggles help, as we create best when we are happy.

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Explain the structure of the song.

The arrangement of this song is just what felt natural while it was being written.

 

Although the drums and instruments, as well as the rhythms, changed throughout the writing process, the structure was always there…Intro, verse 1, chorus, bridge, verse 2, double chorus and outro.

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Discuss how the instruments come together for a song.

It all started with the drums in My Heart. When things started to really take shape, however, is when we brought in the synth line and combined it with the saxophone playing a fifth above it. The disco-inspired guitar licks just made sense with the upbeat dancey feel, but the content of the lyrics themselves called for a melancholy sound in the vocals that just adds to the overall unique tone of the song.

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State your musical skills.

Chris has played music since the age of six, starting with the violin, and going on to play the French horn, guitar, bass, keyboards, as well as becoming proficient with programming electronica and hip hop inspired drum lines.

 

Veronica fell in love with the bari sax as a very young child however did not have one of her own until she was 14. She has played other woodwinds, as well as the occasional synth.

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Tell if you consider acting in a movie.

Oh, that’d be fun! Really, I’d rather perform as a voice actor, though…

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Tell us how you eliminate noise in your recordings.

As we have a home studio, this can be trying with outside noise, and sometimes it’s just taking a break while the neighbour mows their lawn.

 

We have invested in isolation shields for microphones and pop filters, and software in DAWs are great, but we prefer to start with as clean of a signal as possible.

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List the name of artists you cherish most.

Beck is one of our all-time favourite artists, and we would love to work with him in any capacity. Madonna has been an inspiration with how she has been able to adapt over the years. And a slew of video game composers shaped Chris’s songwriting to include elements from classical music theory.

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Tell us how you get inspiration.

Inspiration is found everywhere. We find it in moments in our lives and others, as well as in the art that inspires us to create.

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Elaborate on the song.

This song is pretty plainly about that moment where you decide you’re done trying to retain a relationship with someone. This isn’t alluding to any particular moment, but more written around dealing with this situation many times over one’s life.

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

Monsterboy is a name that comes from many places, including Chris’ love for giant monster movies as a kid, as well as the dichotomy between the inner child and the shadow of one’s persona.

 

‘My Heart’ appears in our collection of songs titled ‘The Nashville Sessions’ and was inspired by the acceptance we felt as artists in the Nashville music scene.

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Share your press release and review with us.

We are a husband and wife, indie pop duo, based in Little Rock, Arkansas. I play bari saxophone and Chris Long, my husband composes and plays guitar and vocals.

 

We have a collection of stories from this crazy fun ride that has led us to where we are now in music – Finding ourselves in such strange places including one with a Grammy being used as a paperweight.

 

This ‘Nashville Sessions’ is our first collection of songs, written around our visits to network in the magical town. Anything can happen in Nashville; we met amazing talent every night, venues around every corner.  We noticed that not just artists, but also audiences thrive on original great music. It was inspiring, to say the least, these three songs are about how Nashville changed us.

 

The first song My Heart, released on Sept 20th, 2018, kicked off our pledge to release a new song every 3 weeks for a year.

 

Our current collection of songs being released is the Roo Sessions and it reflects our experiences at Bonnaroo, where Monsterboy started.

 

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DJ Romestallion - #BornDay

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DJ Romestallion - #BornDay

DJ Romestallion – #BornDay

 

ARTIST NAME – DJ Romestallion

 

FEATURED ARTISTS: AB of YH, Mr. Jet Black & Just L

 

SONG TITLE – #BornDay

 

ALBUM TITLE – #AOTP [All Over The Place]

 

GENRE – Hip-Hop/Rap

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A San Francisco native, DJ Romestallion’s passion for music began at the age of 12 when playing the clarinet and vibraphone at Aptos Middle School.

 

During his late teens as a club promoter, he saw another aspect of music and entertaining.

 

After graduating from Terra Nova High School and attending San Francisco City College where he obtained the 2003 Junior College Football National Championship with the Rams, his athletic career as a centerfielder granted him a full athletic baseball scholarship to Mississippi Valley State University.

 

After a year at Mississippi Valley State University, he continued his education at San Francisco State University with a degree in Journalism, all throughout this his love for music by his side.

 

During his college years, his teammates and classmates became very familiar with his playlist “Butt Slaps.”

 

After graduating from SFSU and interning at CBS 5 and ABC 7, he ventured back to his love of music and began learning the art of DJing.

 

With a residency at Blackthorn Tavern and Rockit Room, now known as Neck of the Woods, his career in the industry began.

 

In 2016 he became a resident DJ at Big Box Radio in Chicago and began executing producing and releasing his first single #DropItLow featuring Just L and releasing two more singles #DOTB (Dance on the Beach) featuring Just L & Alma Rosae and #LiftOFF featuring AB of YH & Kurtanz later that year.

 

He then went on his first promotional tour in New York where he did many radio station interviews and a short film about his life.

 

Also, he attended the A3C festival and conference in Atlanta, where he interviewed multiple artists and networked with upcoming artists. There he decided he would start working on an album and release it the next year.

 

In 2017 he started working on his first studio album entitled, #AOTP [ All Over The Place ] featuring artists from California, North Carolina, Georgia, New York, and Florida.

 

The album is also produced by leading experts from California, Amsterdam, France, New York, Ohio, and Nevada.

 

He premiered two singles #BornDay featuring AB of YH, Mr. Jet Black & Just L in which, he filmed and released his first music video and #TheChampMVP featuring Mr. Jet Black, AB of YH & Johnny Caine before the release of the album in July.

 

He then went on another promotional tour in New York where he did five radio station interviews and filmed the music video for the song #HellaSalty featuring Mista HookCiti off the album all in a three-day span.

 

He is the 2017 Allstar Mixtape Awards Grinding DJ of the Year Winner.

 

Moving into 2018, he released the music video and joined The Program DJ crew as a resident DJ doing shows at various clubs around the Bay Area.

 

Staying focused he began honing his craft as a songwriter and artist working on his next four solo singles #Lottery, #BlowinChecks, #Ratchetta, and #Legacy.

 

He is currently working on his next project #TheeFriscoanMixtape and is looking to release in 2019.

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Go on at length on what it takes to write a song from the start to the end.

I usually start by just listening to the beat first. If I’m feeling it, then it’s on repeat for a few hours.

 

I always start with the hook first and build the song concept around that. After the hook is done, then I start to work on the verses.

 

If I can hear other people on the song inside my head, then I’ll reach out to those artists and ask them what they think and if they would like to be featured.

 

After the writing process is done, I set up a studio session with my engineer and then we lay down the vocals for the song and it’s a wrap!

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Elaborate on the gain and loss of being an artist.

The gain of being an artist is the excitement of having endless possibilities once you make it and making money doing something you absolutely love doing. Plus, having the power to touch so many people with your music is extremely humbling and rewarding.

 

The loss side of things is being broke while chasing this dream and not having many people believe in your talent(s).

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Tell us how you connect people with your music.

I connect people with my music by making party music and music that people can relate to. I like to bring my personal experiences to the music, so people can hear the issues that I battle with on a daily basis. I like to tell my stories from the past and present.

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Mention your greatest song up to date.

My greatest song to date in my humble opinion is #Legacy from my latest project #TheeFriscoanMixtape in which I released in March 2019.

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Tell us what you hate most about the music business.

What I hate most about the music industry, is the huge lack of professionalism and cocky people.

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Discuss how you monitor your digital distribution and streaming.

I’m able to monitor my distribution and streaming data through ASCAP, Sound Exchange, and SoundCloud analytics.

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State the obstacles that a new artist can face as a starter.

I think the obstacles you face starting out are mostly financial. Having the start-up money to invest in yourself takes a lot of time and a lot of research. Studio costs, beat costs, video costs, PRO costs, website costs, performance costs, legal costs, social media costs, etc. All of these things can add up and can overwhelm a beginner artist easily.

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Tell us how you will tutor a new artist in the music business.

If I could tutor someone in the music industry I would go-slow with them to make sure a lot of things were covered. So much information to obtain these days, it can definitely be an intimidating factor.

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Explain how you record songs.

I like to go into the studio with my songs already done; meaning I finished writing them, so I can just focus on laying my vocals down. I also like to have water, tequila, and food on hand as well. My sessions are usually 5+ hours long because I like to complete 2-4 song within that time period.

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Discuss digital and analog recording.

My engineer uses Pro Tools to record my sessions digitally. I’ve never recorded through analog in my career.

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Tell us your opinion on adding effects to vocals.

I think adding effects to vocals is a dope thing! As an artist, you have to have an open mind and see how the industry is evolving. If you sound great with the effects on your vocals, why not do it? I encourage anybody to play with some effects on your vocals and give it a try.

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Tell us how you eradicate noise in your recording.

My engineer does a great job at eradicating noise during my recording. I record at a professional studio.

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Describe the theme of your lyrics.

The theme to my song #BornDay is to have fun and live life to the fullest on your special day and/or all year!

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Tell us if you consider rapping about politics or injustice rather than love stories.

I usually just rap about whatever I feel in that particular moment.

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Discuss the registration of your songs with your Performing Rights Organization.

I’m registered with ASCAP and the process is really easy. I just type in all required information about the song and they register the song on their end and it ends up in my catalog to view anytime.

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Discuss how you distribute your music.

I distribute my music using Tunecore. Tunecore places my music on platforms such as Pandora, iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music, Spotify, and various other platforms around the world. If I didn’t have Tunecore, I wouldn’t know how to place my music on these platforms.

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Discuss how you cope with the crowd on the stage.

I cope with the crowd onstage by just being myself and bringing tons of energy. I like to ask them how they’re feeling in that moment and to take a spiritual trip with me during my set…

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Elaborate on the song.

My song #BornDay is a celebratory song about one’s birthday. It’s a straight party song/anthem that everyone should play when their special day comes around.

 

I was able to grab my guys AB of YH, Mr. Jet Black and Just L for this track to give it that party energy.

 

When you watch the video you can see we had fun that night and a lot of people came out to party with us as well.

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

My name Romestallion was born from my close group of friends.

 

There are two Jerome’s amongst my friends and I got hit with the name Romestallion to differentiate between the two of us.

 

Plus, I am kind of a wild outgoing guy, so the name is a perfect fit for my personality.

 

When I started DJing I knew it would be a name that would standout out the most, so I just put the D and the J in front of it and the rest is history.

 

The title of my album #AOTP [All Over The Place] comes from just my journey growing up and just being all over the place spiritually and emotionally.

 

Also, the different sounds, artists, and producers are from all around the world, so all over the place was the perfect concept of how I wanted my album portrayed.

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Terra Bu – No More

Terra Bu – No More

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Terra Bu – No More

Terra Bu – No More

 

ARTIST NAME: Terra Bu

 

SONG TITLE: No More

 

ALBUM TITLE: No More

 

RELEASE DATE: 02/04/2019

 

GENRE: Hip Hop

 

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Discuss your music career.

I started making music in the late 80’s and everything came into light when I released a song named, ‘SIPPN ON THAT RIO‘. The song was on FM radio stations on both the east and west coast and also in the Midwest.

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Brief us on how to impress fans during a live performance.

I just give them my all with presence and my words.

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List the names of your biggest supporters.

My family and the owners of Image Entertainment are my biggest supporters.

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Explain what has motivated you so far in your music career.

I was heavily influenced by old Motown artists, and by Biggie Smalls.

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Discuss your experience as an artist.

It’s been some ups and downs, but I’m still here and still growing.

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Tell us the biggest mistake you have ever made in your music career.

I would say one big mistake was not taking the ‘Sippn On That Rio’ song and everything it involved more serious.

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Discuss the story behind the song.

No more – it’s just about being you and being comfortable with where you are and who you are.

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Tell us how to fund a music project.

My management handles all that.

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Tell us the greatest piece of advice someone has given you as an artist.

To just let it flow. And never doubt yourself.

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Tell us what you will improve or change in your music.

Not sure at this point.

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Discuss your best mood during a performance.

When I see the crowd nodding heads and repeating my words that alone gives the best mood.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Terra Bu. Just be you. It shows who I am.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

No more – Just a time when you are done with all the craziness people want to give you.

 

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