ARTIST NAME: Ken Hardeo + Quentin Bethea
SONG TITLE: I Can Love You Through Anything
RELEASE DATE: 05/03/2019
Share your life story with us.
I was born in Guyana South America. I started playing guitar and writing music at age 16. I’m married to Glenda and we have two daughters Brianna and Brea.
List the names of those that have supported you so far in your music career and use this opportunity to thank them.
My wife Glenda and our two daughters Brianna and Brea.
My brothers: Derek, Dennis, and Mike.
My sisters: Sheila, Jean, Shirley, and Patsy.
My friend and brother Quentin.
My friends: Alan, Byron, Tiffani, Eugene, Deborah, Orrj, Kathy, Johngelene and Elliott.
My mentors: Clarence, Shirley, Edmund, Dinah, Al, and Judy.
Narrate your experience while recording in the studio or while touring.
My wife Glenda and our two daughters Brianna and Brea are my inspiration for this song. I’m very excited about this project.
I teamed up with the gifted and talented singer, songwriter, musician, and producer known as Quentin Bethea.
Our hope is to reach every person across every continent with our message. Whatever life throws at you, never quit, never give up. You are never alone “I Can Love You Through Anything”. #ICLYTA
Discuss your songwriting.
My jazz background allows me to venture out into the unknown and come with some great music so far.
I have one Contemporary Christian Album “I Honor You” which I wrote and produced in 2008.
However, this song happens to be a Pop/R&B but it has a very broad message.
I’m donating a part of the proceeds to support the following organizations: American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, American Cancer Society, and Second Harvest Food Bank in Charlotte.
Elaborate on your future projects.
I have another song much like this one to be released in the fall I hope.
Tell us what you are doing to increase your fan base.
I have several campaigns running at the moment. I already have about 10K Plays on SoundCloud.
Tell us that point in time you wanted to give up on your music career.
After the first album in 2008 – I felt like people did not show appreciation for an amazing piece of work.
Go into detail on how you make your instrumentation or melody.
I mainly sit at my keyboard and focus on the song’s mood and message then I’d put chord progressions to support my ideas but I always have a melody first.
Tell us your complete understanding of music licensing.
The licensed use of copyrighted music – Music licensing is intended to ensure that the owners of copyrights on musical works are compensated for certain uses of their work. A purchaser has limited rights to use the work without a separate agreement.
State your favorite genre of music.
Tell us the themes of most of your songs.
Hope and healing to broken people.
Elaborate on this song.
The song tells the story of a “LOVE” song for people of all ages across the globe.
The intent is to spread the message of hope and healing to people of all races, regardless of their economic and social background. No one is excluded.
For whatever situation you find yourself in, know that someone, maybe a family member, a co-worker, a classmate, or even a complete stranger loves you… “I Can Love You Through Anything”
Discuss digital distribution and streaming.
Distribution is done via CD Baby to about 31 digital partners including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and Google Play.
Tell us numerous ways that artists can boost their revenue.
Get the music out there. Get it on playlist and re-posts.
Tell us your opinion on self-training and enrolling in an educational institution to study music.
No formal music training other than I had a very good jazz guitar teacher.
Go on at length on what it takes to write a hit song.
The song should have a universal appeal. Some songwriters only target one group of people which is okay. But why not open your song to the world. That is what I did with “I Can Love You Through Anything.’
State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
Ken Hardeo. I’m a better songwriter/producer. Quentin is more of an artist.