Beth Macari – I Promise

 

ARTIST NAME: Beth Macari

 

SONG TITLE: I Promise (That I Got You)

 

RELEASE DATE: 3rd April 2020

 

GENRE: Soul/Pop

 

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

The music and artists I have always been most inspired by are the big and soulful, powerful vocalists like Aretha, Chaka Khan, Janis Joplin and Jennifer Hudson to name a few.

 

And lyrically my inspiration usually drives from personal experience; I like to believe I am quite an honest songwriter.

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Discuss how you develop your music style.  

Usually, I start with both melody and lyrics, for me they tend to come together, from there I take my idea to my lush band, and we develop it until it becomes a finished piece.

 

I do try to write in various ways, but this is my favourite most consistent method. 🙂

And style-wise, I try not to restrict myself; I write freely, and usually, it fits with my soulful style.

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Tell us the best means of reaching fans.

For me, I think there is no better way than at gigs, them getting to hear me do my thing and it allows them to see who I am as a person and doing what I love most.

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Discuss the process involved in launching a musical career.

I think there are so many ways to launch oneself into the industry; social media, TV Competitions, Networking, but for me, I like the old-fashioned way of gigging and building your fan base organically.

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Tell us how to develop a lyric to a full song.

I would suggest starting with a concept or theme, write the lyrics to a point where you have ideally a couple of verses and maybe a chorus idea, and then think about what direction you want the song to go in.

 

Listen to music you see similar to your idea and that inspires you, it will more than likely help you find the tools to finish the song.

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Tell us how you come up with a melody.

For me the melody is the first thing I think of, but it genuinely just comes naturally, a melodic line comes to my head, I ride with it and find more melody as I build on it…

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Tell us your ideal type of recording studio.

I am currently creating my own studio with my drummer; these five singles were all recorded there; we just need to save up for some more snazzy equipment.

 

I have enjoyed every studio I have ever recorded in but for me, it’s being your own, whether it be from your home or garage, it is yours and you can fully relax and be in control with it which is great as an artist.

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Describe the factors you consider in a good song.

For me lyrics are important, I need to be able to relate or interpret them in my own way and enjoy singing them.

 

Melody is important for me also, but more than anything the feel of the song if you can connect with it, it’s a winner.

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Tell us how you impact your listeners with your songs.

My songs are very honest, and I like to think relatable, this allows my listeners to get to know me more, and to connect with me, and my music.

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Tell us how you interact with producers and music directors.

I think the most important thing is to know what you want and how to communicate your ideas.

 

I’ve now built on 12 years of recording experience (the first time I ever sang in a studio was in Newcastle at a lovely facility called The Cluny Studios for my 15th birthday), I’m now in a place where I am confident in my ability vocally and most of the time I am able to express what I am trying to create musically.

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Tell us how you feel after the completion of a song.  

Buzzing that I’ve completed another song I am proud of, but also nervous at the thought of releasing to the world. I think music and singing is a very intimate thing.

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Tell us your worst song and state the reason.

My worst song is also one of my favourites if that makes any sense. It’s called ‘One More Time,’ it is a beautiful and very intimate ballad about losing someone you love.

 

The reason I would select the song is that at the time I didn’t have the creative input or say on what I wanted to really build the song, looking back I was hurried by someone I was working within the industry and I think wrongly advised.

 

However I will go back and explore this song again, I wrote it and I love it so I want to look at the production on it (things like adding in strings and more dynamic to match the intensity of the lyrics and vocals), I think I will put a new version of this single on to my debut album.

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Tell us what you will change in your music.

I think my music is forever changing and growing, but right now I am finally happy with what I am creating, and I have a direction I’d like to ride with for a while yet, that is soul!

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Tell us what is special about this release.

It’s the first music I have ever recorded myself, not had to hire a studio, my band and I have worked hard to do this.

 

Also, I love that it is the first chapter in a series of 5 releases, and all 5 singles have a great music video to accompany them and they all carry the theme of self-love and the importance of honesty.

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Tell us about your future goals.

My debut album – That is the main goal! I am working on it already; I plan to have 100 songs to pick from…. I have 10 so far so there is a long way to go.

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Tell us how you overcome obstacles.

With support, I have amazing people in my life, my band are my team and they are the best, also my mum and my partner.

 

Friendship and self-belief are the ways I overcome anything. And I definitely lack the second regularly so it’s an ongoing process of self-development for me. This music is definitely being a big step in that direction.

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Elaborate on the song.

‘I Promise (that I got you)’ is about the importance of honesty and communication in a relationship, what you wanted at the start of a relationship may be totally different 5 years in, but if you love someone and are comfortable being truly honest in your needs and beliefs, then you should be just fine!

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

My artist’s name is my real name hehe, Beth Macari 🙂 The ‘Macari’ comes from Italy, I have an Italian family so I like that it’s a little different, and it’s part of who I am and my heritage.

 

And I currently don’t have an album title, but these 5 singles all form a short film  (the music video for each release will be connected together for a director’s cut), and that is titled ‘I AM EVERYTHING’. Each single taps into self-love, and respect for yourself and others!

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Beth Macari’s original music has seen her support Rae Morris, Maverick Sabre, and The Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans and has enabled Beth to tour across Europe & The UK, including performing to 26,000 at The South Tyneside Summer Festival and playing alongside the likes of Melanie C, The Kaiser Chiefs, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and Jessie Ware. She also fronted the live house band on Sky One celebrity panel show ‘Bring the Noise’, performing alongside Nicole Scherzinger and Tinie Tempah, to name a few.

 

In January 2018, Beth released a single with Radio 1 legend Kissy Sell Out; which landed number 10 in the Beatport Dance charts. She has also collaborated with DJ/producer Axwanging on a remake of Delirium featuring Sarah Mclachlan’s ‘Silence.’

 

Beth’s debut single ‘Clone’ received one million radio plays in the USA alone. After being championed by Gaby Roslin on BBC London, Beth’s following self-release “Boy” received an exclusive premiere on BBC Radio 2.

 

2019 began with performing at The Sage, Gateshead as part of BBC Introducing’s “New Year, New Artist” show before releasing her powerful-pop single “Stronger”, which only a month later had clocked up over 100,000 streams on Spotify as well featuring as BBC London’s “Track of the Week”.

 

Beth has since been focusing on new music and creating an EP that is really true to her soulful tones. Each single is essentially a chapter, and with each chapter, there is a retro-inspired music video; which at the end will essentially form a short film…

Nothing More Just Say When

 

NOTHING MORE DEBUTS POIGNANT MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “JUST SAY WHEN”

ON TOUR NOW WITH PAPA ROACH
& THIS SUMMER WITH FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
Band Also Announces Just-Added Headline Dates

 

May 1st, 2018 NEW YORK, NY – Three-time Grammy -nominated rock band Nothing More has revealed the music video for “Just Say When”, the third single from the band’s album “The Stories We Tell Ourselves”. The stunning, acoustic ballad showcases the group’s versatility, musicianship, and emotional substance, that features a captivating performance from Tate McRae (Fox Network’s “So You Think You Can Dance”) and D’angelo Castro (NBC’s “World of Dance”). Directed by Daniel Cummings (Bon Iver), the video was shot at El Paso International Airport and depicts the innocence of young love and the emotional weight of love lost.

 

Nothing More lyricist Jonny Hawkins shed light on the inspiration behind “Just Say When”,

 

“The day my mom died I met a girl…..this girl became my girlfriend and years later my wife. With fear of the past and hope for the future, we set sail with holes in our boat. As the inevitable pressures of life came pouring in, we sensed ourselves starting to sink. Two half-souls shoveling buckets of water, desperate to hold on to an imagined future, but not fast enough. Then one day she became my ex-wife. I felt in my gut that it was right, but every other part felt wrong. Whether people will admit it or not, I think our deepest fear is the loss of love. I found something to be more afraid of…settling… Luke warm…Just Say When…”

 

The 2017 release of The Stories We Tell Ourselves has the band (Jonny Hawkins/vocals, Mark Vollelunga/guitar, Daniel Oliver/bass and Ben Anderson/drums) revved up in full gear – with no signs of slowing down. The album earned the band three nominations at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards earlier this year – including Best Rock Album, Best Rock Performance, and Best Rock Song for their #1 hit single “Go to War”.

 

Nothing More is currently touring throughout North America on the Crooked Teeth World Tour with Papa Roach and special guests Escape the Fate, and are announcing today a handful of headline dates for this run. The band will also be joining Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin and Bad Wolves on tour this summer.

 

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Jay-May

 

Jamie Mayberry better known as Jay-May is a rap artist that creates inspirational music. He aims to inspire, provoke and move listeners towards a better understanding of God and how he speaks to everyday people.

 

With rap music being the vehicle for this expression, Jay-May hopes to capture the heart and minds of people with catchy, easy music for all to enjoy. From living a reckless life saturated with drugs, crime and violence, to dedicating his life to Christ, raising a family, earning a college degree and committing 20 years to his country by serving in the United States Army; he reflects on the ups and downs of life while giving advice, encouragement and ideas on how to navigate through it successfully. His upcoming project “Life, Love and Relationships” will facilitate this and serve as a guide and inspirational tool to accomplish this. His previous work includes “For His Glory”, “The Winter Classics EP”, “We Live Praise” and “Double Edge Sword” which are available online at all digital outlets.

 

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The Agency Operative

After picking up from Episode 1, The Agency Operative emerges with a new album Episode 2 – Agent on a Mission. Throughout his career, the agency operative has gone through a series of transformation to reach this point as a hip hop artist.  From writing in a journal to writing rhymes.   The Agency Operative went from playing trumpet to being a vocalist.

There was a setback in which AO had to take a hiatus.  Not seeing financial success on the first album, the Agency Operative was forced to hold back on setting out more projects.  The first project could’ve been the last.  The reason for making another project is AO does not give up so easily.  Even though Episode 1 did not reach financial success, the album did give AO a better look on how the music industry works.

 

Another reason for putting out another project is that the former graduate of TCNJ in 2009 has not seen much change in the economy.  The job market is still limited with job opportunities. Not much has changed from the first album in 2011 to the current album in 2015.   After graduation AO has only been working for jobs that are temporary and has not been offered a permanent position.  AO has decided to take his life in a new direction.

 

From the beginning AO was going by stage name King Kong.  The reason for the name change was due to getting legal rights to the name. King Kong came up with the name “The Agency Operative.”  Agency is an acronym (Agent Geared for Emissary to Navigate through Critical Conditions without Yielding).  Operative means secret agent.  The Agency Operative is the secret agent of The Agency Headquarters.  The Agency Headquarters is the name of the label.  The label was created in 2010 with the first single “So Hot.”

 

The Agency Operative is back on a mission.  The name of the album is Episode 2 – Agent on a Mission.  The album was released on iTunes and Google Play on December 11, 2015.  As an agent on a mission, the journey will continue to fulfill the mission statement.

 

The current status of A.O. is to continue with the mission.  Already putting in 7 years in the game and still going, A.O. strikes back with the third installment to his discography with Episode 3:  A Force to be Reckoned With.

 

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Mansuki

 

Ray Ligaya (stage name: Mansuki) is a 25 year old Canadian singer/songwriter and entertainer. He was born in Mississauga, Ontario and raised in Windsor, Ontario. Ligaya has attracted over 1.5 million followers which continues to rise. His popularity increased on the Vine app through his comical videos where he posts simultaneously onto all the other social media platforms. To date, Ligaya has 1.5m followers on Vine, over 300K on Facebook, over 16K on Twitter, 70K on Instagram and 40K on YouTube. Throughout his social media career, Ligaya has attained more than 700m views. Ligaya is also signed to Viral Nation where he collaborates with famous athletes, celebrities and influencers. Ray uses his social media outlets for potential endorsements and marketing/advertising opportunities. His talent, networks and following will be used to launch his professional career as the musical artist Mansuki. He envisions his music to be at the forefront of a fresh sound. This new sound has trap beats with singing vocals and catchy choruses that will surely keep on playing in your mind. His lyrics are mostly about current times and events in today’s world with an emphasis on western culture, which will reach radio, TV and social media internationally. Ligaya aims to captivate his audience both musically and visually. Being of Filipino descent, Ray is determined to be the first lone Pinoy artist to hit the number one spot on the charts.

 

 

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RQ Phillips

 

Music Producer RQ Phillips Announces Release of his new Single

Houston, TX – April 15, 2018 – RQ Phillips, Jr., CEO and music producer for the Confezzed Noize brand, announced that he will release his new single, “Confezzed Noize Presents We Smoke (420)” on April 20, 2018. The new single will feature the talents of Mista Loon, Dank Da Smoker and Q-Loc Da Baller. Fans can find the smoke music on all streaming sources and can preorder a copy at the iTunes store.

 

“The formats of my instrumental beats and music online are set up for any writer or singer to go to work,” said Phillips. “You can lease or buy exclusive music from me if you like what you hear.”

 

Phillips is a well-known name in the Hip-Hop music and R&B genres. He’s been producing Hip-Hop beats and R&B instrumentals for more than 20 years and has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry.

 

‘Born in the heart of Houston’s “South Park” area, Phillip’s parents noticed he had a passion for music at an early age and encouraged his talent. By the age of 13, the young musician began DJing house parties throughout the South Side of Houston.

 

As his popularity grew, Phillips began listening and examining the element of the instruments within the music. Wanting to imitate and orchestrate those sounds, he purchased his first keyboard, followed by other instruments, and taught himself to play them. It was at that point that he knew he wanted to make music his life’s work.

 

Phillips has produced some of the most popular underground artists in the Houston area. His production credits are on hit albums that include “Crime Boss Still at Large” and he’s now giving back to the music community by mentoring promising performers ranging from Mar the Superstar, Sam Sydney and Sly Fox to Jody, Kirby D, and the Hip-Hop duo of Dangerous Smoke.

 

The debut of “Confezzed Noize Presents We Smoke (420)” provides an exciting new release for Phillips’ fans and music to smoke to. For aspiring and established musicians, the weekly online release of his exclusive instrumental beats and music provides unique learning and composing opportunities for musicians specializing in any genre.

 

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Jess Moskaluke

 

JESS MOSKALUKE

 

‘PAST THE PAST’

 

April 27, 2018

 

Album: ‘Past The Past’ Digital EP OUT NOW

 

ONE OF CANADA’S RISING STARS

 

AWARD WINNING ARTIST RELEASES NEW EP

 

An internationally celebrated artist, Jess Moskaluke (MDM Recordings Inc. /ABC Music) continues to dazzle the country music world with her infectious love of country music. In Australia, her new EP, ‘Past The Past’, and title track are released digitally for sale and to media outlets today.

 

Acclaimed in 2017 as the first Canadian female country artist to have a song in the Top 5 since 2008 (Drive Me Away – #3), and the first female Canadian country artist since [her childhood idol] Shania Twain to achieve PLATINUM single status (with “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”), she has achieved not one, but three Top 10 hits with her respective singles, “Kiss Me Quiet”, “Take Me Home” and “Drive Me Away” and recently received a GOLD award for “Kiss Me Quiet”.

 

A multiple 2015 and 2018 JUNO Award nominee and crowned the 2017 JUNO Award winner for Country Album of the Year, Moskaluke is also a three-time consecutive Canadian Country Music Association recipient for “Female Artist of the Year”. With a growing fan base, she now has over 32 million views on YouTube to date and in 2016, Moskaluke had the #1 Most Played Song (“Take Me Home”) at Canadian Country Radio and was the top spun Canadian female artist for the second year in a row.

 

Now with the Australian release of Moskaluke’s highly anticipated new EP ‘Past The Past’, Aussie fans can become more familiar with her textured vocals and emotive sensibilities.  Jess collaborated with sought-after, Grammy nominated producer/songwriter Corey Crowder (Chris Young, Cassadee Pope, Eric Paslay).

 

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