Dez – Epic Vibes

Dez – Epic Vibes

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Dez – Epic Vibes

Dez – Epic Vibes

 

ARTIST NAME: Dez

 

SONG TITLE:  Epic Vibes

 

GENRE: Rap/ Hip-Hop

 

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My full name is Desmond Martel Lewis but my artist/producer name is Dez.

 

I am the founder of Martel Productions. I was born and raised in Mullins, SC.

 

I’ve been blessed to have music on both sides of my family with my mom being a singer and my dad being a musician; so I realized early on that I would be in music someday; I just didn’t know what path I was going to take.

 

Over the years of becoming a musician in my own right, as well as a music and record producer, I have developed a perspective that embraces different genres.

 

One of the most important things that I’ve learned in music is that everyone has something to give. There is no right or wrong way to approach music. It’s about self-expression, staying true to yourself, and sharing a piece of you to the rest of the world; and capturing the emotions and the experiences the best way you can and present it in a way that is relatable to others. So, with that being said, I would love to share my perspective on how music should sound or the way it should feel. I bring my very best in my music, so please embrace and listen to the perspective of Martel Productions.

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Discuss how you develop your melody.

I develop my melody with keys first. It doesn’t matter what type of sound it is. It can be an actual piano sound or some sort of soundscape to get that foundation. The foundation always let me know where I should go next.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

My source of inspiration comes from anywhere; from an artist all the way to a commercial.  I am a free spirit when it comes to creating music because it allows me to let it happen organically. That way, the end result has the potential to exceed my own expectations.

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Tell us the most memorable experience in your music career.

My most memorable experience was being able to meet different people in the industry and just observing them, and just grabbing gems of information that I can use to build my brand.

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Discuss how you build your beat.

Every time I build a beat, I think of the type of beat that I would like to create first, and then see if I could find that melody or sounds that help me get that foundation. For me, it’s all about foundation.

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Tell us how you ensure your music inspires others.

I ensure that my music inspires others by just creating music that simply makes you feel good. Making someone feel emotions when listening to a beat or full song should make the composer or artist feel fulfilled in that regard because when you actually release the music, you’re allowing the consumers or listeners to feel the way you felt when you created it.

 

Another way that I ensure my music would inspire others is by maximizing my creativity in every beat or in every song; making sure that I added every single element that is complementing the record. Once I do that, I’m satisfied, and I just let it go.

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Discuss the relevance of promotion to the music business.

Promotion is a HUGE part of the music business. That’s how we as musicians are being heard. No one knows about your music unless you put yourself out there, and promote it, and you have to be consistent in that regard; allowing your fan base to grow and follow your movement. You have to be well established, and globally known to have that ability to succeed with your music without any promotions.

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Tell us what you will do apart from music.

I will probably be more of an entrepreneur and become an investor; buying shares of things that can produce wealth and create a massive residual income over a period of time. Most of that would probably happen when fame comes…

 

 

I would also give back to the community that I grew up in and other communities as well and one day I would be an inspiration to many people around the world.

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List the names of the instruments you can play.

I play the piano and I also play drums a bit. I’m currently interested in bass and acoustic guitar, but we’ll see how that plays out.

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Tell us if you have any music background.

I’ve been blessed to have music on both sides of my family with my mom being a singer and my dad being a musician in the church so that plays a huge part in my growing up and as well as my position in music today.

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Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist on entering the music chart.

The best piece of advice that I would give a new artist is honing the craft first – That instills a great work ethic in an artist, and also just constantly promote yourself. Invest in yourself. If you won’t invest and believe in yourself, then no one else will.

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Elaborate on melody and rhythm.

Melody and rhythm is a big deal, and it’s part of the definition of music.  It talks to you. It also gives you direction. It gives you a vibe, a perspective on what’s going on and what should be going on in a song. It also gives the listener something to remember – Having that catchy element in a song always helps when you’re presenting your craft to the world.

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State your future goals.

My future goals are to have my music placed in many professional areas such as TV/Film, Movies, Games, and Record Labels, etc. What better feeling than listening to something on television, or radio that you created. I will continue to build my brand and invest in myself to make sure I get there.

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Share your recording experience with us.

My recording experience has been great thus far. I’m learning new tips and new ways to “paint the picture” and it only gets better from here.

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Tell us the most difficult part of the recording.

The most difficult part of recording is making sure you got the absolute best out of that recording as much as possible. From the engineer to the artist expressing different emotions and sharing experiences, having that connection and vibe with the two is essential to any recording, but that’s also what makes it beautiful.

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Discuss the greatest mistake you have ever made in your music career.

Having material and content, and not sharing it. Not promoting it enough. That can be a mistake with any musician or artist. Everything is about timing and positioning though. It has to be the right time and place to promote and position a particular song. It’s all a strategic game.

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Tell us how you build up your composition.

I create a foundation with any piece of music that I’m doing which starts with a melody and rhythm. Again, melody and rhythm are very important. It sets the tone and it has a voice. We as musicians have to listen to that voice.

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Discuss the relevance of music.

Music is one of the biggest industries that make the world go round.

 

Everyone can relate to music from the lyrics to the instrumentation. There are some businesses that can’t thrive without it.

 

Sometimes we often use music to express and explain our emotions when we can’t necessarily find the words to say. It will remain relevant forever.

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Elaborate on the song.

The instrumental Epic Vibes derives from the style of music that I normally create.

 

I am capable of creating beats of many genres but I love making beats that I feel that is album and single worthy. When I create music like this, I envision a lyrical artist to paint pictures and use wordplay in their verses. You know the bar for bar lyrics. I was thinking of North Carolina’s own J-Cole when I made this. I just thought he would be a good fit for the track. The sound is epic, powerful, and full of confidence.

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

My full name is Desmond Martel Lewis, so my friends and family call me Des for short; so I just kept the name and changed a letter. I don’t have an album yet but maybe in the future. When I create songs of my own, it’ll be an R&B project.

 

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Daydream Runaways - Light The Spark

Daydream Runaways

 

Daydream Runaways - Light The Spark

Daydream Runaways – Light The Spark

 

ARTIST NAME: Daydream Runaways

 

SONG TITLE:  Light The Spark

 

RELEASE DATE: 08 May 2019

 

GENRE: Indie Rock/Indie Pop

 

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We are a young 4-piece indie-rock band from Wiltshire, England, formed in January 2019.

 

We came together in January 2019, Three of us (Ben, Nath, and Cam) from another band and our Drummer Brad to infuse our passion for both classic and indie rock with indie disco vibes to uplift people’s spirits and get that dance floor shaking!

 

With a number of original songs and a few stylized covers, we are ready to set those summer live stages alight with an energetic set and make a name for the southwest music scene!

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Tell us the genre of your music.

We try not to limit ourselves to one specific genre but you could probably say we are predominantly Indie Rock but there are some classic rock and pop influences that find their way into our songs.

 

Whilst we all have the same vision for our music, our influences do vary. For instance, if you were to take a snapshot of our influences, we’d probably say The Smiths, The Darkness, Fleetwood Mac and Imagine Dragons.

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Tell us the story behind your song.

‘Light The Spark’ was the first song written as a band, so it began the movement towards finding ‘our sound.’

 

At the time of writing ‘Light The Spark,’ I (Ben) had faced some challenging times – this song, along with others in our catalog resonate with feelings from that time and a relationship break up.

 

The song begins with the somewhat optimistic view of when one thing ends it allows for other opportunities to arise “some things end, just for others to start, some begin with just the lighting of a spark”, or should we say ‘light the spark’ for new beginnings.

 

As the song progresses it touches on feelings and pangs from the relationship, be it good or bad, there is a change of feeling, no longer having that person always there “every time I go outside you’re there, every time I wake up you’re there.”

 

The second verse closes up on feelings of doubt “emotions fade, but never succumb to the dark, they still appear when the switch triggers the heart” – suggesting that there is still a link to this person which you can never run away from, whilst also implying the excitement of sparking new love with new people “the smallest touch can pump the blood right through your heart.”

 

It is a song we truly love and have been excited to release. We look forward to continuing our story as a band and reaching the hearts of our listeners.

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Tell us the problems you are facing as a band.

Drawing people into the UK South West music scene – There’s a whole host of talent down our way but it tends to get overlooked in favour of bands from big music cities like Manchester, London, Sheffield, etc. But we don’t let it get to us if anything it makes us work harder to get noticed.

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Discuss the recording and production of the song.

Our drummer Brad is currently doing a music production degree and took it upon himself to volunteer to produce our first single.

 

We recorded ‘Light The Spark’ in 1 day at Bournemouth University and our ultimate aim was to make sure the track sounded like 4 guys playing together in a room rather than being drenched in effects. And I think that shows. It’s got a great live sound to it and each instrument has a dynamic range which seems to be lacking in a lot of tracks these days.

 

We aim to self-produce a lot more singles over this summer and see where that leads us.

 

Our production style seems to have gone down really well with our audience so far.

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

So far, mainly local blogs from where we’re based in Wiltshire, UK, like Devizine, have supported us but we’re also starting to get attention from blogs from further afield like oddnugget.com. As we promote our band and our music we hope we’ll get other blogs and writers offering some coverage as well.

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Elaborate on your music career, experience, and future goals.

Between previous bands we’ve been in, we’ve had attention and coverage from radio stations like Planet Rock and a lot of local radio stations.

 

We had success at playing to great crowds in the South West and South of England so we’re looking to capitalize on that experience and make sure Daydream Runaways become a household name not only here but further afield! Of course, the more places we play and experience, the more that will influence and inspire us to be creative with our music.

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

To be honest, life in its self – experiences, and challenges form the meanings behind our songs, be that happy, sad or optimistic.

 

We enjoy what we do and are all creatively minded, which makes the whole process something we’re all passionate about.

 

We take influences from bands we love and aspire to be like them, whilst retaining our individuality!

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

Love, passion and real experiences! If you can condense that into a song that has a great hook or strikes a chord with your audience, you’re onto a winner!

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

If you don’t love what you’re producing, don’t do it. It’s important to write for yourself in the first instance as I think your passion is always transparent in what you do.

 

If you do not love it, your potential audience won’t. Don’t be afraid to take risks with your creativity.

 

If what you’re doing is genuine to you, it’s going to come across like that and be appreciated by others.

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

Often Cam will have a guitar melody or a great chord progression, or Ben will bring a half-written song, we will then jam the song and piece together ideas, we will often have a song in the mix for a few weeks and it ends up with totally new ideas down the line. Ben will often listen to the other guys play and quietly note down ideas once he has connected to the feeling of the song.

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

Making sure we have an active online social media presence and playing shows a bit further afield than our home towns with the hope that our promotion, word of mouth and of course, our songs get the attention we want.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

We took a while to find our band name because we wanted something memorable, looked great written in lights and evoked a positive feeling in people.

 

We’re all guilty of running off in a daydream from the mundane, boring parts of our day to day lives and we hope our music reminds people of the places they run to.

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Share your press release.

Debut Single – Light The Spark:

Light The Spark was written around the time of a relationship break-up but also at the time where our band was beginning to find the sound we’d been aiming to produce – Angular guitars, off-beat bass melodies, uplifting vocals, and energetic drums patterns, the song was written with the indie dance-floor in mind.

 

It’s for those who may have had a long time love or routine come to an end but an opportunity presents itself in the most unexpected of ways.

 

There’s a sense of heartbreak and angst to the song but underlying it all is hope and opportunity.

 

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Analogue Revolution - Lost in Summer

Analogue Revolution

 

Analogue Revolution - Lost in Summer

Analogue Revolution – Lost in Summer

 

Analogue Revolution – Games We Play

 

ARTIST NAME: Analogue Revolution

 

SONG TITLE: Games We Play

 

ALBUM TITLE: Lost In Summer

 

RELEASE DATE: May 10, 2019

 

GENRE: Pop, Electro

 

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With their addictive melodies and stellar music production, Analogue Revolution has become a regular contributor to many of the most popular television shows.

 

Analogue Revolution has placed songs in such hit shows as Vampire Diaries, Shameless, The Fosters, Rizzoli & Isles, Sleepy Hollow, and Pretty Little Liars; brands such as McDonalds, Hasbro, and SONY, as well as several indie films.

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Discuss how you develop your melody.

I usually start by humming and singing along with the track I’ve created until I find something that hits me.

 

I then refine it to maximum singability with the focus on what feels best and most natural.

 

I don’t want to have to struggle to sing a melody.  If I’ve walked away from writing a melody and it’s still in my head, then I know I have something.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

I am inspired by so many things: my love of music, my family, beauty in the world.  It can come from anywhere.  The key is to always be open to it when it comes.

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Tell us the most memorable experience in your music career.

There have been many awesome moments in my career; however, performing with Aretha Franklin was definitely a highlight!

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Discuss how you build your song.

I usually begin with a title.  If I find the right title, the song will often write itself.

 

Regarding the track, I usually have an idea of what I want the feel to be when I have the title.

 

I begin building a barebone track with drums and bass and maybe another instrument to get a general vibe. From there, I move on to the topline. I start with the chorus.  I find that it’s really important to know where I’m going in a song.  Once I know the destination, I can figure out the route.

 

Sometimes I build backward and work on the pre-chorus next but just as often I’ll work the first verse into the chorus.  When I have the topline feeling good, I’ll bring the scratch vocal into the production and flesh out the rest of the track.

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Tell us how you ensure your music inspires others.

I try to write songs that everyone can relate to. Those things in life that we all go through: love, pain, heartache…those are the things that really connect with the listener.

 

If I write a song inspired by my own experiences, I don’t make it about me, I simply use that experience to speak to a broader idea for the listener.

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Discuss the relevance of promotion to the music business.

It’s incredibly important and something I don’t do enough of.  I know that the most successful artists have spent significant time on promotion.

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Tell us what you will do apart from music.

I perform, write and produce music full time.

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List the names of the instruments you can play.

Saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, percussion, keyboards, voice…

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Tell us if you have any music background.

I began playing the saxophone at age 8 and continued through high school.

 

I studied music at Ithaca College (Ithaca NY, USA) and received a Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Studies.

 

I then studied privately with saxophone guru, Jerry Bergonzi in Boston.

 

I taught Jazz Studies at the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa.

 

I got into pop music writing and producing later…kind of a different path, I know.

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Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist on entering the music chart.

Work like it’s for today but have the patience for tomorrow.

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Elaborate on melody and rhythm.

Melody is the thing that everybody gets.  Most people don’t know the lyrics to most songs but they all know the melody.  It’s that thing that gets stuck in your head and won’t let you go.

 

Rhythm is that thing that gets you moving.  Even if it’s not a dance song, per se, all good songs have something that makes you move physically or emotionally.

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State your future goals.

Keep making music every day.  Trying to constantly write and produce better songs and reach more listeners.

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Share your recording experience with us.

I love recording.  I have recorded for other artists on their songs and recorded myself for my own songs.

 

It can be grueling some days when the sessions are long but it can be such a creative experience.

 

Being part of a project and hearing it come to life through recording is so inspiring.

 

When recording myself, I try to capture “lightning in a bottle”, those moments that are pure magic – Maybe not the perfect take but the one that has the spark.

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Tell us the most difficult part of the recording.

Relaxing and not thinking too much about it.   Often one can overthink the process, which leads to fatigue and frustration.

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Discuss the greatest mistake you have ever made in your music career.

Not moving to LA.

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Tell us how you build up your composition.

I always start with the rhythm.  A song has got to move me.  Even if it’s subtle, the foundation has to be strong.  The drums and bass have to speak to me on their own.  From there, I try to think of the trajectory of the composition.  It’s like a story…it’s got to build into something glorious.  Every section should move; make the listener want to know what’s happening next.

 

Adding elements that have a purpose is of the most importance.  Nothing should be added that doesn’t mean something.  And so I find sounds and melodies that support both the groove and the topline, building and releasing to make a three-minute story.

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Discuss the relevance of music.

Music is everything to me.  Joy and pain.  What would a movie be without music?  I rest my case.

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Elaborate on the song.

“Games We Play” was inspired by watching couples go through the ritualistic torture that they bring upon themselves.  This “I love you/I hate you” game is so foreign to me personally but I find it fascinating in others.

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

Analogue Revolution came about when talking with some friends about wanting to leave technology behind and go back to a simpler thing.  Like I could do that!!  It’s a nice thought, though…

 

“Lost In Summer”….Everybody loves summer – Especially in the north, where cold and winter are so intense.  I wanted to put together a collection of songs to make people feel good.

 

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Seeb – Fade Out

 

Seeb + Olivia O’Brien + Space Primates – Fade Out

 

Seeb with Olivia O’Brien and Space Primates drop a fascinating video directed by Shomi Patwary for the song entitled ‘Fade Out.’

 

The vocal is credible and instrumentation is appealing.

Good lighting and beautiful colours add to the value of the video.

 

Video is dramatic and less of choreography.

 

The video will not bore the audience because of the switching of scenes.

 

Both the video and the song are entertaining.

 

Seeb is a production duo living and working in Norway, producing contemporary music loved and liked by millions of individuals worldwide.

 

Seeb, whose name comprises the initials of Simen Eriksrud and Espen Berg, dropped their first remix in the spring of 2015 and before long they had a Hype Machine #1 track with their fresh take on Kiesza’s “Cut Me Loose.” This was the first time the world heard their trademark cutting edge vocal tweaks and treatments.

A remix of Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” followed “Cut Me Loose,” before they dropped their massive mix of Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza.”

 

The now-famous remix exploded on Spotify, going up to #2 on the Global Spotify Chart, switching to mainstream radio and peaking at #4 on Billboard Hot 100, making it the second most played song in 2016.

They followed this up with an amazing collection of originals, remakes, and remixes, and most notably their debut original “Breathe (featuring Neev)”, the smash remix of Coldplay’s “Hymn For The Weekend”, their collaboration with OneRepublic “Rich Love” and the latest release “Drink About” featuring fellow Norwegian singer Dagny.

 

Olivia O’Brien first leaped into public consciousness with her velvety vocals on the summer hit I Hate U, I Love U (featuring Olivia O’Brien) produced by Gnash which she wrote at 15.

 

Now signed to Island Records, the Los Angeles based artist built on that achievement by stepping out on her own and releasing six singles to date.

 

Her music is atmospheric pop and R&B, her hip-hop inflected voice manifesting itself in triplets. It’s a hearts-and-guts aesthetic that’s relatable, if raw.

 

Space Primates are a British multi-platinum songwriting/ production duo from London, England.

 

They have had releases with some of the biggest names in music including Flo Rida (Hola ft. Maluma), David Guetta (Blame It On Love) Gashi (Disrespectful, Turn Me Down) and Fitz & The Tantrums (Fool).

 

Shows and films such as Baywatch, Kevin Hart’s ‘What Now’, The Mindy Project and the NFL have featured their music.

 

2018 saw Space Primates release their debut record as artists ‘My Life’ which has seen over three million streams across all platforms. It hit number 7 on the Spotify global viral charts and number 3 on the Spotify US viral charts…

 

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OneRepublic - Rescue Me

OneRepublic – Rescue Me

 

OneRepublic - Rescue Me

OneRepublic – Rescue Me

 

Grammy-nominated OneRepublic drops an amusing video that will stun the audience.

 

The release of the brand new single entitled “Rescue Me,” via Interscope Records has kept the audience in anxiety for wanting for more!

 

The dramatic video is grounded on a simple choreography that is exciting to watch. Christian Lamb of Black Dog Films directed the video in Silverton, Oregon.

 

Christian directed Michael Bublé’s NBC Special “bublé!,” Beyonce’s Formation tour and Childish Gambino’s This Is America Tour.

 

The video was executive produced by Julia Ochsenreiter and produced by Holly Harding with cinematography by Mack Fisher and choreography by Sherrie Silver. “Rescue Me” also features Cody Bingham from Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.

 

Ryan Tedder and Brent Kutzle wrote and produced the song, and co-produced by Tyler Spry.

 

This is the band’s first single since “Connection” in June 2018, and it has over two hundred and thirty-six million streams.

 

Of the new single, Ryan Tedder said:

“Rescue Me was written very quickly, ten minutes or less almost a stream of consciousness. It was me telling Brent, our bass player, and cellist, ‘I wanna write a song with a concept I had started a few years ago (called “Rescue Me”)’.

 

He started playing this lonely sounding guitar riff and the first thing out of my mouth was the chorus as it is now.

 

The concept: In every friendship, there’s a give and take, but sometimes you have to wonder if the love you give is the love you’ll get.”

 

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The Grammy-nominated OneRepublic, comprises singer/ songwriter and lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, guitarists Zach Filkins and Drew Brown, bassist and cellist Brent Kutzle, and drummer Eddie Fisher.

 

OneRepublic released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007.

 

Mosley Music Group/Interscope release included the multi-platinum-selling smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy Award nomination.

 

The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced the hit singles “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life.”

 

The certified-platinum album Native followed in 2013, featuring the No.1 hit and 33 million plus-selling single “Counting Stars,” along with a worldwide tour.

 

OneRepublic released Oh My My, their fourth full-length album in 2016.

 

This past spring, the band released “Start Again” featuring Logic, a song featured on the soundtrack for the Netflix drama 13 Reasons and “Connection” which was part of FCA’s Summer of Jeep campaign.

 

 

 

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Flo Chase - Won’t Let Go

Flo Chase – Won’t Let Go

 

Flo Chase - Won’t Let Go

Flo Chase – Won’t Let Go

 

ARTIST NAME: Flo Chase

 

SONG TITLE: Won’t Let Go

 

ALBUM TITLE: Le Debut

 

RELEASE DATE: 08/18/2017

 

GENRE: Indie Folk

 

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Tell us your opinion on creativity and originality.

Creativity and originality are both very broad terms.

 

To me, being creative really means searching for inspiration. Therefore, I strongly believe that we all have huge creative potential and expand it in many different ways whether this may be by creating music, painting, speaking, writing…

 

In regards to originality, I feel the will to take risks and ignore doubts, as well as self-discovery, are extremely important.

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Tell us the beginning of your passion for music.

I started taking piano lessons at the age of 7. However, it was not until I was 12 years old when I picked up the first guitar that I truly fell in love with music.

 

Guitar and listening to music, in general, were both huge parts of my teenage years and upbringing. I remember going to my room each day after school and listening to some of the classic records my father had given me at the time. Even though singing and the idea of writing songs had always been in the back of my mind, I only started taking vocal lessons at the age of 15 and wrote my first song two years after that.

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Elaborate on how you make sure the quality of your sound is high.

I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing producers and sound engineers over the years. In fact, this has definitely taught me a lot about sound and production in general. Being a very picky individual and a perfectionist when it comes to my work, I spend a lot of time in the studio nit-picking mixes and sessions in order to ensure that I not only release high-quality content but also a product I feel very strongly and positive about.

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Tell us how you get ideas to develop your songs.

Ideas usually tend to come to me late at night while strumming away on guitar and reflecting on certain things/personal experiences. Most of the time, I tend to quickly map out the type of instrumentation and specific melodic movements that I foresee.

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Describe your vocal ability.

In terms of vocal ability, I consider myself more of a singer-songwriter and to have found my own voice if that makes some type of sense.

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Tell us how you develop the instrumentation for this song.

I first recorded the demo for this track with my older brother Theo in our little home studio. We worked out the type of instrumentation and production we wanted to go for in order to have a strong reference before fully producing the song and tracking it with a live band. I was then lucky enough to have some amazing session players who really helped to bring this track to life. Furthermore, we also spent a fair amount of time messing around with lots of vintage synths in the studio in order to create the atmospheric and ambient spectrum of this song.

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State five hit songs and name the artists.

Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye

 

Riptide – Vance Joy

 

Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan

 

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction – Rolling Stones

 

Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

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Tell us how you entertain the audience during a live performance.

I’ve been extremely lucky to share the stage with some amazing musicians over the last few years; therefore they definitely make my job a whole lot easier in regards to keeping the crowd entertained. Additionally, as well as comprising of a strong set list, things such as call and response and inviting fans to come and sing a song with us is something the audience have to enjoy a lot also.

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List the name of artists that have a similar sound to yours.

The Paper Kites, Josh Garrels, Bon Iver.

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Discuss how you think your music is impacting your fans.

I have been extremely touched by some of the responses I have gotten from some of the fans mentioning that my music had helped them get through depression, helped them get over a break-up or even motivated them to chase their dreams. And that’s truly what it is all about.

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Tell us what inspires you to sing.

I simply get a certain type of joy and fulfillment from singing and playing the music that I haven’t yet been able to find elsewhere.

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Discuss this song.

I wrote this song about four years ago while traveling alone and missing home and my close ones. I remember sitting at the desk of this small hotel room I was staying at the time and pulling an all-nighter writing ‘Won’t Let Go’. Therefore, this song is primarily based on the idea of missing something so close to your heart that you know you’ll never really be able to let go off no matter how far away you may be.

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Discuss how you develop your melody.

The melody for this song first originated on guitar. I remember having the primary guitar parts down rather quickly and playing them over and over again until vocal melodies started to come out and make sense.

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Tell us how you master your songs after production.

Lately, I have been sending most of my songs to the extremely talented “Joe Laporta” over at Sterling Sounds.

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Discuss how you get your songs to digital stores.

This first EP was self-released and I went through Tunecore.

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Discuss how to generate income through music.

These days with the digital world there is no doubt it is extremely challenging to generate adequate income as an independent artist; however live shows and merchandising are both great ways of generating revenue.

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Tell us your piece of advice to a new artist.

To never give up.

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State your favourite radio station.

I actually don’t listen to much radio these days, but if I had to mention one from the top of my head I would have to say BBC Radio.

 

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Benji Owen – Sail Away

Benji Owen – Sail Away

 

Benji Owen – Sail Away

Benji Owen – Sail Away

 

ARTIST NAME: Benji Owen

 

SONG TITLE: Sail Away

 

ALBUM TITLE: Seed to Flower

 

RELEASE DATE: 03/05/2019

 

GENRE: Singer-Songwriter/Pop

 

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Benji is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Born in the UK and raised on the road…His debut E.P ‘Seed to Flower’ takes on the soul and simplicity of classic songwriters, such as Tim Buckley and Cat Stevens. Then combined with his epic production team, has produced a truly epic sound and heart-warming journey.

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Discuss your singing ability.

During my youth, I developed my voice singing in church each Sunday! Trying out harmonies and falsetto, keeping hidden in the congregation… Later, as I began to write and become obsessed with music, singer-songwriters such as John Martyn and Ray LaMontagne, tore my voice in different directions to develop a more raspy and powerful style…

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Tell us the reason you want to sing.

For me, to write and to sing, to express life – I am flying when I practice and when I perform.

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Tell us your most memorable live performance.

One of my first big gigs back in 2012 in Birmingham O2 Arena, supporting a local ‘pop star’ – I walked on barefoot, in front a crowd of young girls screaming and holding up iPads with comments such as ‘I love you’ and ‘I want to see you naked’ scribbled all over!.. Seemed, they wanted more than just the feet on the show! Although I played it coy at the time, I did enjoy the attention deep down!

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Discuss how you build your songs.

It often begins with urging and desire to express something… Often in the morning after a coffee, I’ll go into a quiet space and jam on the guitar for a while. When truly inspired, chords appear within a short time and I trust in the feeling as much as possible…

 

Keeping myself in that space of no mind and curiosity; I try to get the bulk of the song down in one session, then I will return to the new tune every day afterward and encourage the flow and purity of the song as best possible…

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Tell us how you impress your fans with your music.

I have always dabbled with open-tunings and alternative techniques… Such as laying the guitar on my lap and using it as a drum while creating a melody simultaneously.  This always seems to get people interested! I use this technique for ‘Jennifer’ and ‘Sun Shine Down’ on the new E.P.

 

More recently, I have been learning the didgeridoo, saxophone, and charango (a 10 string Ukulele). With these all combined on a loop station, I am creating some unique sounds to bring to the streets of Europe, as we head off busking this summer!

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Discuss the relevance of promotion to the music business.

The music industry is an ever-changing beast! Currently, social media is the most powerful tool… as independent artists, we have to get our creations under the ears of new listeners. With the ever-increasing ease of producing high-quality music, the market saturates more and more. To be heard, it seems one needs to use promotion effectively, to get out there in all and each the way possible. I’m definitely still learning!

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Tell us what you will do apart from music.

For the last seven years, I have been living and working in many different countries. Working random jobs such as in a traveling circus, a whitewater guide, an English teacher, in a peanut butter factory… I love new experiences and an adrenaline adventure or two!

 

My ideal day begins with half an hour on the didgeridoo to warm up, perhaps with some yoga practice! Then an hour or two of songwriting… Some surfing or a bike ride. With an hour of saxophone and some jamming with the missus later on!

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List the names of the instruments you can play.

Currently, I am playing guitar, charango, percussion, saxophone, didgeridoo, and flute. I learned piano, bass, and trombone as a kid – Jack of all trades…hoping to master a few! 🙂

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Tell us if you have any music background.

Nothing serious really! Piano lessons for four years… I learned from many hours spent jamming alone and with pals!

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Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist on entering the music chart.

Go for it… For me, I wish to keep my feet on the ground and keep focused on creating beautiful art!

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Elaborate on melody and rhythm.

For me, Paul McCartney is the melody master. I love his sweet, smooth melodies that make me feel like a child, falling asleep to my mother’s lullaby again…

 

I let the rhythms flow through without much thought. A diverse music library keeps me inspires.

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State your future goals.

To create beautiful art and develop my craft continuously. To live free, wild and passionately. To love and be loved in return. (Yes, that’s from the Moulin Rouge).

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Share your music experience with us.

‘The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.’

Inspiration is the call and consistent practice is the key.

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Tell us the most difficult part of the recording.

Unlike my previous recording experiences, while recording this E.P. I had very little time pressure. I like to explore different alternatives, get creative and weird in the studio!

 

For me, I don’t perform great under stress, so don’t kill my vibe! Please.

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Discuss the greatest mistake you have ever made in your music career.

I prefer to keep looking forward and see all mistakes as opportunities for growth. But, I will never drink too much Jägerbomb before a show again.

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Tell us how you build up your composition.

Get friends to jam their ideas with me. Or when recording, I jam on top with any/all instruments within reach…

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Discuss the relevance of relatability of the lyrics to the listeners.

Music is a connection, right? To the melody, the music, the lyrics. I love it when I can feel the passion and authenticity in the musician’s voice and lyrics. It means everything.

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Elaborate on the song.

‘Sail Away’, expresses that peculiar sensation of leaving and coming ‘home’ simultaneously. Desiring to pack up and leave on an impulse… That’s pretty much been my life over these last seven years… I love to vagabond and see what’s around the corner!

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

Well, my artist name is a pretty obvious one. Yes, it is my actual name. Well, okay, it’s Benjamin Joel Owen actually. But you can just call me Benji 😉

 

‘Seed to Flower’ sprung to mind, once I saw the artwork of my talented Chilean friend, Acacia. The seed, my parents and I planted with each piano class, note sung and a poem written. Through my life inspirations and consistent care, the seed has formed into a flower. The music, the songs, this E.P.

 

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Sammy Hagar & The Circle - Trust Fund Baby

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Sammy Hagar & The Circle impress with the release of a fascinating video for their song entitled ‘Trust Fund Baby’ directed by ZZ Satriani.

 

‘Trust Fund Baby’ tells what happens when parents provide too much cash to children, too early in life, and it turns into misery.

 

“All the money in the world isn’t a guarantee for a good life.  I’m a believer in working hard and finding purposeful work – but that comes later in the story,” Hagar explains.

 

ZZ Satriani, said of the process, “We were lucky because Sammy’s writing style let us create the story quite literally from the lyrics.”

 

Sammy Hagar & The Circle release their debut collection of original work ‘Space Between’ on May 10th through BMG.

 

Founded in 2014, Sammy Hagar & The Circle are the acclaimed crew featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson.

 

They have rapidly proved themselves as one of the most exciting live acts around, seamlessly ripping through career-spanning hits from Montrose, Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, and The Waboritas and Led Zeppelin.

 

On Space Between, the band harnesses the intensity of their musical experiences and seminal collaborative sound with Hagar’s creative writing to produce a collection of songs that builds – song after song – around the concepts of money, greed, enlightenment, and truth.

 

Ranging from intimate and thoughtful eye-openers to heart pumping anthems; ‘Space Between’ draws on the band’s substantial careers, both independently and collaboratively, to present a group of musicians at the peak of their game.

 

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Bianca Bazin – White Water

 

Bianca Bazin – White Water

 

ARTIST NAME: Bianca Bazin

 

SONG TITLE: White Water

 

GENRE: Alternative Pop

 

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UK folk singer turned pop songstress, Bianca Bazin is a new pop force and has been featured on BBC Introducing the South and Eagle Radio with further support for Bianca on publications like Vents Mag, Music Musings And Such, Purple Melon Magazine, Impose Magazine, The Most Radicalist, and On Record Magazine.

 

The music video for her single ‘Poor Thing’ was premiered on When The Horn Blows and is featured on the popular Spotify Playlist, Pop Trending which boasts almost 50 000 followers.

 

She has performed at numerous events across London, most noteworthy at the Mateus Tent at The Big Feastival (2018) which also saw performers Tom Odell, Craig David, and Paloma Faith.

 

Having attended dance school since the age of 4, the Guildford born (and currently based) Bianca Bazin grew up in a household filled with the arts.

 

At only 6 years old, she started playing the piano, furthering her love for music and dance.

 

As a teenager, she attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts after which she began songwriting at London Music School in 2014.

 

A graduate of BA (Hons) Joint Honours in Economics and Spanish from Durham University, this multi-talented musician taught herself how to play the guitar and the ukulele.

 

Initially, Bianca Bazin performed folk music at several intimate events across the UK. She has since decided to move into the pop industry, stating, “due to the desire to explore new sounds and ideas, I wanted to make music which would be more uplifting.”

 

Writing all of her own music, her songwriting is autobiographical in nature.

 

Influenced by a wide array of acts such as Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga, Carole King and Mumford & Sons, her music would be an easy fit for any fans of Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Halsey, Jessie Ware, and Rita Ora.

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Explain how to overcome writer’s block.

To overcome writer’s block I stop trying to write and I go out and get some experiences and influences for a song. You can’t force it and I like to write songs which are autobiographical in nature. If I have the experience and I’m not sure how to express it then I wait. The expression will come.

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Tell us the tricks behind making a hit song.

The best songs are ones with powerful hook lines, something simple and memorable. Imagine you are writing a nursery rhyme for adults.

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Tell us how you get feedback for your demo before working on it.

I send it to family and friends and see what they think. However, I usually ignore it and carry on doing what I want and making the music I love regardless.

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Explain your recording experience in the studio.

I have had a mixture of experiences in different studios. The first time I recorded I wanted all live instruments so there was a lot of time taken up with setting things up and getting the perfect take. Since then, I have moved into a lot of electronic instruments and I love the flexibility it gives you, and ability to build up the sound.

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Tell us how you compose.

I sit at my keyboard and find a sequence of chords that sound good. I then let the words start flowing. I always leave the bridge till last as I tend to find that the hardest bit to write but overall I usually have a full song written in less than half an hour. If I decide to record it I will then spend some time making tweaks and fine tuning the lyrics.

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Tell us if you add effects to your vocals to sound better.

I only add reverb to my voice just to give it the usual effect of space, but apart from that, it’s all natural baby.

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Tell us the best streaming platform to get new fans.

I find YouTube to be the most influential for picking up new fans as it gives people a visual at the same time and a face behind a voice and a name.

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Tell us your opinion on music education.

I started learning the piano and having singing lessons from a very young age and after I graduated from university I took myself to London Music School. I have found the formal learning to be useful to this day, however not essential. Anyone with a passion and love for music can learn to do anything they set their hearts to.

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Discuss the shooting of a commercial music video for a song.

I love shooting music videos and coming up with a quirky concept. Ideas come in many forms, sometimes lucid dreams, comments on the lyrical content of the song or things people have said to me.

 

I love the freedom of doing what I want, dressing how I want and behaving in a way that isn’t ‘socially acceptable’ in everyday terms. I hand over the idea to my videographers who then put it into a full plan. We spend a day shooting the different scenes of the video and then it goes off for editing. It’s usually a fairly quick process and I have my video a couple of weeks later having made many edits.

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Tell us how you relate with other artists.

The songwriting and being an artist is a very individual experience and expression. I relate to other artists in so much as I love music and it’s my best way of expressing myself and sharing something with the world.

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Tell us if you can collaborate with an artist of a different genre.

Definitely, I believe collaborating across genres is a great way to come up with new unique sounding music and having a direct influence on what you do. It pushes your boundaries.

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Explain how to finance a music project.

With difficulty – Music is an expensive business and everyone I know has separate day jobs or businesses and some use crowdfunding.

 

You have to learn to be strategic in where to spend your money and what is going to have the biggest impact.

 

It is easy to go to a studio and spend thousands of pounds on a song but it won’t necessarily make it a great song.

 

You need to work with a producer who you have a great vibe with.

 

Equally, you can spend thousands on a PR campaign but if it isn’t translating into fans then you’d be best spending your money elsewhere.

 

Ultimately there’s always an element of trial and error but with the rise of online and streaming you need to be prepared to record great sounding music and with it have the visuals, branding, and marketing to go behind it.

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Explain how to copyright a musical work.

There are a few ways but my favourite is recording a song and then posting it to myself. The postage stamp will date it and as long as you leave the envelope closed that song is now copyrighted.

 

Alternatively, most modern recording devices will time and date stamp any recording you do which should be sufficient should you ever need to prove you own a song.

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Tell us how to generate income from a musical work.

Most people no longer buy music, they stream online, therefore, the main way for artists to generate income is through bookings for live shows and selling merchandise. Sync placements, such as getting a song placed in films, adverts or on TV can also be a great way to make money.

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List the name of organizations you know can be helpful to new artists.

AWAL has some great information out there and I have also found Sentric, Music Gateway and Reverbnation to be great.

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Send a message to your fans.

You rock, each and every one of you, just by being you.

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Explain the process involved in recording a vocal.

Obviously, you have to start by warming up and getting the levels on the mic right.

 

I group similar sections of the song together for recording to help with consistency across the song, so I usually start by recording the verses, then the pre-choruses, the bridge and then finally the chorus. By this point, I’ve got super comfortable with how I’m performing and so will probably go back and do the verses again.

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Elaborate on the song.

‘White Water’ was written about a tough time in my life where I felt very alone and like the world was crashing in around me, however, it was also my equivalent of a fight song; that I wasn’t prepared to give up no matter how hard things got.

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

Just my name! It’s unique and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

 

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Karl Sky – I’m Always Here You Know

 

Karl Sky – I’m Always Here You Know

 

ARTIST NAME: Karl Sky

 

SONG TITLE: I’m Always Here You Know

 

ALBUM TITLE: Stranger To This Place

 

RELEASE DATE: 5/1/19

 

GENRE: Alternative Folk

 

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Discuss your music process and recording in full details.

My songs usually come to me as simple melodies at any given moment.

 

It’s always when I’m doing something non-musical that they seem to appear out of thin air.

 

So it’s mostly music first then words, but I have been trying to write lyrics without any thought for music, so it helps with the creative process.

 

When it comes to recording I love having at least one instrument being played while I do a vocal, so most of the time I’m playing guitar and doing the vocal at the same time onto separate tracks. From there it is building the song with each track.

 

Most of the time; I do not have a clear picture in my head as to how it should sound, so I experiment with the different tracks, play them back to see how it sounds.

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Discuss how you get involved in music. 

I started out playing guitar at about the age of 13. I had done some singing before that, usually to The Beach Boys’ records, picking out harmonies.

 

It all evolved into coming up with my own tunes once I learned how to play and sing at the same time. It just felt like a natural way to express myself.

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Elaborate on the secret to success.

We all have this different idea of what success is. Is it money? I don’t believe so; I mean if you are doing music strictly for the money, there are plenty of other ways to earn a lot in a short amount of time for less effort.

 

Success to me is having an idea, executing it and finishing it -Doesn’t matter how big or small.

 

When I finish writing a song, to me that’s this tiny little bit of success I can add to the roster in my life.

 

Finishing an albums worth of songs, a little bigger bit of success – Just stay focused, don’t get distracted and be disciplined and you’ll be successful.

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Discuss how you distribute your music. 

Right now I have my music available for download directly through my website and through CD Baby, which they of course distribute through several streaming services, such as iTunes/Amazon/Spotify/etc.

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Describe your vocal ability.

There are times I feel like a million bucks and other times I want to say, shut that song off already. I feel I can convey the feeling of the song I am singing and that’s all that matters.

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Tell us how you develop the instrumentation for this song.

It started out many years ago as a simple guitar/vocal folk song and nothing else…pretty naked, but I decided to add a different rhythm altogether. Implementing percussion, synth and harmonies to song, but not too much – I did not want it to sound overproduced or too busy.

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Go into detail on how you create your song.

Well first I sit and hone the lyrics to the best possible feel to the music as possible.

 

Some words don’t always have the best cadence to the melody, so that’s what I try to fix first.

 

Then I run through the chord progression and try different approaches, to see how it blends with the melody. I would 80% of the time; the 1st mental sound that I had for a song is basically how it ends up.

 

With the ones that I keep – So I usually just have this gut feeling about the melody that makes me feel good, so I stick with it.

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Discuss your musical ability. 

I’m a bad judge about my own abilities. I look at all the musicians out there and I get jealous.

 

I feel that I’m talented enough to be dangerous. I think there’s articulation in playing and then there’s feeling.

 

I think I’m pretty good at the feeling part of it and somewhat fair at the articulation.

 

I will let my listeners decide what they like and don’t like.

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Elaborate on the lyrics of the song.

This song, as I remember was written in late winter, as the song’s lyrics begin.

 

I was struggling with the length of the season and yearning for spring…the green of life. So that’s the primary theme of the song, but buried in there are similarities that occur in relationships. Wanting to help those you love, hoping their particular “season” they are going through can also change and that you are always there for them to lean on and confide in.

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Discuss the structure of the song.

It is pretty basic 1st verse, 2nd verse then refrain, but I consider the refrain more of a “bridge” element to the song.

 

The title lies at the end of the refrain, like, “here is the last thing I need to say before I leave you…” So I view it as a Bob Dylan or Gordon Lightfoot type folk song structure.

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Discuss your performance.

Performance for this song was vocal and guitar, played at the same time I’m recording – The only way for me to feel and convey the words are to play at the same time.

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Tell us how you prepare for a show or recording session.

I’m a very spontaneous musician/singer. I have practiced the song over and over until it’s time to record, and then sometimes after the 1st take, I change everything.

 

Because listening to something played back to you is different than just playing for somebody.

 

I experiment with sounds regularly. I use anything for a percussive device. I try different amplifiers on the guitars, I add harmonies in areas that I never thought of until I start recording.

 

I think the songs undergo a metamorphosis when you decide to record it. It naturally becomes a little something extra than what you anticipated.

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Tell us how you coordinate other musicians or how you relate with your producer in bringing the best out of your song.  

Well for this album, I did it all, so I only argued with myself. It’s difficult doing these things by oneself.

 

You need other ears that can help relate your story. I definitely will be utilizing other musicians on my next project. It is healthy to have the extra input.

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Tell us how you entice the listeners with your music.

I really try to keep elements of my songs real; I’m not trying to sell plastic bananas and apples to my listeners.

 

I know that the thoughts I’ve implemented into my music are relatable to everyone on the planet.

 

Sooner or later, the lyrics sink in and the song means a little more than just a catchy melody and cute words.

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Discuss how you promote your music.

Well I’m kind of newbie at promoting. It’s been awhile since my last project and so much has changed.

 

I focus on getting industry feedback via reviews/blogs to aid in complementing my music so that the public not only hears it, in as many streaming venues as possible, but will see the reviews and comments, establishing it as something worth having.

 

It’s really the hardest part of this gig and it takes so much time… I’m dying to get back to recording some new material.

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Tell us how you ensure your vocal is in harmony with the instrumentation. 

I don’t even think about it. I feel it just comes naturally. I never use auto tune nor would I think about it. It’s not in the cards.

 

I’ll do 50 takes on a vocal harmony before I use a machine to fake it.

 

I want everything to sound as natural and organic as I can. Sometimes, that isn’t complete perfection.

 

There’s always a little something here or there in the song that isn’t maybe “the best”, but again, I’m not selling plastic fruit, something seemingly real, yet indigestible.

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Tell us how you build your vocal melody.

To be honest I get a pretty good vibe about how it should be and leave it alone. If I’m dissatisfied with it after a few times of playing it, I will tweak it to see if it flows better. If the melody sounds somewhat familiar to the ears, yet new (not a carbon copy) then I roll with it.

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Elaborate on the song.

The song is about hanging in there for others and having a solid relationship with those who need comfort, as well as helping each other cope through their difficulties.

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

Karl Sky is technically my real name except that I shortened my last name due to its length!

 

The title of the album is “Stranger To This Place”, there is a title track of the same name and it embodies the idea of how, as a people, we can be in completely familiar surroundings, day after day, yet feel isolated as the person we really are or who we want to be.

 

I think there are minor themes in all the other songs on the album that touch on that subject and that is why I chose it as the title.

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Singer/Songwriter Karl Sky has been penning melodic, catchy Folk Rock/Alternative songs for several years. Karl’s latest album “Stranger To This Place” is now available for purchase – A collection of 10 poignant/introspective songs that touch so much on the human condition.

 

In 2000 Mr. Sky formed a beneficial relationship with Nashville producer Scotty Turner (Songwriter/Lead guitarist for Tommy Sands & The Raiders/Executive Producer of Liberty/Imperial Records – Writer/Producer for A&M Records).

 

Mr. Turners’ songs were recorded by such greats as Roy Clark, Slim Whitman, Nilsson, Mac Davis, to name a few.

 

That mentorship Scotty provided, enabled Karl to become a better writer both lyrically and musically.

 

Captain Kidd Music/BMI; owned by Scotty Turner, signed Mr. Sky’s “Warm Kentucky Wind” as well as Karl’s 1st collection/album of music, “Guess It’s Time” back in 2000.

 

Karl has had several positive reviews, past and present, which are all included at his website.

 

Karl’s music resembles the styles of early singer/songwriters in the 70’s such as James Taylor, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, Elton John, and John Denver.

 

On his latest album Karl is releasing entitled, “Stranger To This Place” – Many tracks will be slated for release as singles, beginning with “Free” and other notables would include, “I’m Always Here You Know”, “Tired Of The Sun”, “Life Will Begin” and the title track “Stranger To This Place.”

 

The album will soon be released on all major streaming platforms soon!

 

KARL SKY REVIEWS:

Indie Spoonful has this to say about Karl…

“Karl pens thoughtful and intelligent lyrics, painting emotion and story, in a poetic manner.”

 

“I’m Always Here You Know” captures the fragility of our human experience and our need for connection with great tenderness and sophistication, both lyrically and musically.”

 

Indie Spoonful

 

Please Pass The Indie says…

“There’s a certain Americana-Rock feel reminiscent of Springsteen and Morrison that fans of folk-rock will love. Like Springsteen, Sky’s story-telling is very down-to-earth; he paints everyday people with every day struggles. In Sky’s lyrics, you will find heartfelt slices of life that explore the complexities of relationships; he keeps it real and honest.”

 

“Free is well-crafted through and through.”

 

“Singer-Songwriter Karl Sky writes songs that stand the test of time.”

 

Please Pass The Indie

 

Muse’s Muse stated on Karl’s earlier releases…

“This is a songwriter first and foremost. Karl likes the sound of the guitar and keeps trying to think of other ways of making the strings sings. Focusing on the acoustic, kneading in the folk, writing like a pop star, Karl brings all the components together like a well-oiled demo screaming for attention. He’ll get it. Sky is headed for that horizon.”

 

The Muse’s Muse

 

Mike Aydelott – Music Reviewer had this to say about Sky,

“Well realized songs from a seasoned and skilled songwriter.”

 

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