Wally Maggs

 

Meet Wally Maggs, an accomplished country singer / entertainer living in Elora and performing mainly in his home province of Ontario. With over 40 years of experience Wally has a down home country style all his own. Wally started his musical career as the lead singer with The Ramblin’ Boys and later sang with Lovin’Country. His longest stint as a singer was with The Ozarks for 20 years. Later he decided to form his own band, DelhousieJunction.

Presently Wally works as a one-man act spreading his brand of good old country music playing at Legions, public concerts, fairs, private functions, festivals, fund-raising events as well as senior and retirement residences.

These days Wally is working on putting together a new EP of original songs. Three-time Juno Award winning audio engineer, Darren Magierowsky, is working with Wally on this 5 song project. The first song is an up-tempo country tune called “That Ramblin’ Man”. In some ways the song is a reflection of Wally’s willingness to travel wherever a crowd gathers and sing his heart out. As the song lyrics say – “he’s here; he’s there; he’s everywhere” and the people are so glad that he is!

 

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Cody Joe Hodges

Cody Joe Hodges was destined to be a performer. The first time he took the stage was at the age of five, while on a family vacation. At the time, his parents thought he was playing video games, when suddenly, they heard the band announce that someone from the audience had requested to sing a song. Five-year old Cody, took the stage and sang “Amarillo By Morning”, and the rest is history.

 

Cody Joe Hodges’ music has been described as “real country”, influenced by some of the country greats from the late 70’s and 80’s – George Strait, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson (just to name a few). With his thrilling, high-energy performance, it is rare that you will find someone that reaches across the aisle to both the old and new generations, but Cody Joe Hodges does it every time. Cody Joe Hodges’ voice ranges from silky smooth to raspy seduction. Cody Joe’s sound is something out of the past, and his writing style of the here and now.

 

Cody Joe Hodges started playing music at an early age, but it wasn’t until his senior year in high school that he became serious about his art. Cody Joe wrote his first song, “Daddy’s Dream”, his freshman year, while living in the dorms at Texas A&M University.

 

Not long after graduating from Texas A&M in 2006, the young talent spent a short stay in Nashville. Afterwards, deciding to “get away from music” and move back to Texas and join the Army.

 

While in the Army, (duty station, Fort Carson), he was playing music on a street corner in Colorado Springs with a homeless man, when he was discovered by an Army affiliate.   He was then asked to audition for the group “Harmony in Motion,” a vocal ensemble based out of Fort Carson, Colorado. After auditioning, they extended an offer to join them, and Cody Joe began traveling across America playing for large entertainment venues.

 

Upon discharge, his dad had a talk with him about a career in the power line business as a lineman. This sounded like something exciting and also a great opportunity to draw upon for songwriting, so he joined the energy field in 2010. At the same time, he started a band called “The Linemen”, and released his first album in 2012.

In the spring of 2013, Cody Joe decided to exit out of the power line business and focus energy on his music as a solo artist, along with whatever plans God had for him.  It has been a blessing thus far. With his first recording contract signed in Dec. ’13.  Cody Joe Hodges released “The Good Stuff” album through an Oklahoma based record label, Tate Music Group, in November 2014.

In 2014, Cody Joe teamed up with Lamon Records, a Sony independent label out of Nashville, to record a four song EP entitled “One More Drink”. After successfully gaining airplay and chart status with his singles, he decided to release his first Christmas album, “Down Home Christmas”. The Christmas album was released in Oct 2016 and has 5 traditional country songs and 3 originals.

Cody Joe lives life on the road, constantly touring and trying to get his music heard. He also knows the road to Nashville well. He takes that road every other month from Texas to write songs, attend workshops and participate in career development meetings and network amongst the industry community on Music Row. From humble beginnings, Cody Joe Hodges brings the drive and determination to attain National results.    

Cody Joe Hodges’ new single, “God, Family and Country”, was written with his wife, Jamie, and two other songwriters on Music Row, Alex Maxwell & David Johnson. The song speaks of uniting our country, speaks of historical moments in history where the country was successful in doing so, and illustrates Cody Joe’s passion for the important things in life – God, family and country.

 

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LESE MAJESTY

Something very special happened when a collective of imaginative musicians got together to complete a batch of demos. As the ramshackle posse morphed into a polished band intriguingly dubbed Lese Majesty, and finished music began to waft out into the surrounding music scene, people began to talk about this alt-rock quartet bursting with edgy hooks and provocative ideals.

 

An air of mystique surrounded the band as the promising EP was quietly released, but no shows were on the docket. Now, the Sydney, Australia-based four-piece band pulls back the curtains to reveal a calendar of performance dates and a new dark and dignified EP, Cold Reason For Change produced by Dead Letter Circus’s Luke Palmer.

 

Lese Majesty is a world-class alt-rock band with an incisive and incendiary perspective. “There is a theme running through what we do that is exemplified by the band’s name,” bassist Joel Henderson details. “And that’s self-sovereignty.  Freedom of choice, freedom to put what you want into your body, and freedom to travel unrestricted.” Adds vocalist Jodie Lee Gibson: “When we sit down at dinner, or for a few beers, that is what we talk about, it gets real—we write about our beliefs and empowerment.”

 

Lese Majesty is Jodie Lee Gibson, vocals, Joel Henderson, bass, Jake Tuffin, lead guitar, and Ben Moore, rhythm guitar. The quartet has garnered favorable comparisons to rousing alt-rock artists such as The 1975, Paramore, Nothing But Thieves, and artful tunesmiths such as Letlive, The War On Drugs, and Dead Letter Circus. Lese Majesty balances pop-rock hooks against dramatic loud and soft dynamics, atmospheric passages, and emotive female vocals that encompass scrubbed raw urgency, sassy contempt, and pure soaring melodicism.  Prior to the Cold Reason For Change EP, Lese Majesty released a self-produced EP in November 2015.

 

Members of the Lese Majesty previously lived together in a 10-person share-house where they wrote their foundational demos. They also creatively circled each other for a decade. Previously Lese Majesty members played in different musical configurations. The four musicians found themselves drawn to each other in this incarnation by a shared love of songcraft and heartfelt, and often controversial, beliefs.

 

The group’s moniker is derived from the French term “lèse-majesté” which translates to mean committing an offense against a ruling power.  The name holds many shades of appeal for the band. It conjures femininity, grandeur, and it exudes a flippant cool in tune with the band’s impassioned streak of irreverence.

 

The four-song EP Crown Land is a profound leap in growth for the band in terms of songwriting, sweeping sonics, and nuanced band interplay. The title track is burly alt-rock with textured edges and skyward hooks.  “Seeking Escape” vacillates between pent-up emotionality and climatic refrains. This feeling of tension and release in the music is perfectly in line with the lyric narrative which compassionately examines the addict’s need for release to escape his or her reality. “Seeking Escape” is neither a pro drug song nor a nihilistic anthem—it’s simply a fresh perspective on an epidemic. The EP closes with the stirring modern rock track “Monster,” a sage and sensitive look at parental sacrifices from a grown child’s vantage point.

 

Members of Lese Majesty have been fans of producer Luke Palmer’s band Dead Letter Circus for years. The two parties connected serendipitously online. Turns out Palmer was also of fan of the upstart band and volunteered his production services to Lese Majesty, enabling the group to achieve a more mature, multi-faceted, and emotionally rich aesthetic.

 

Up next, Lese Majesty will be sharing their high-energy and passionate rock show with audiences locally before jumping into international touring, In conclusion, vocalist Jodie Lee Gibson says: “It’s been so rewarding seeing this music and this band come to life. I never thought I would be a part of something so special, and we are bursting at the seams to share this music with everyone.”

 

www.lesemajesty.com.au

Sharif Hassan – Ghetto

Conceived and raised in Harlem, New York, Sharif Hassan Lewis is an unsigned American rapper and songwriter.

Sharif grew up with a family of eight in the New York City Public Housing.

He started to discover his inspiration for music when his mother persuaded him to join their local church choir. He learned how to play the drums and grew up writing poems.

He later turned his act of poetry into rap by developing his poems into lyrics and rapping over the beat. He came up with the stage name Sharif Hassan. He performed at local bars and open mics events all over his neighborhood.

In 2015, he decided to move to California to pursue further his musical career. 

He made his debut into the underground Hip-Hop scene with the release of his 2017 Mixtape “Poor Mans Mixtape”, currently streaming on Soundcloud and Datpiff.

Off his mixtape he released his single “Actually?!” featuring “Minerva” & “Melito Bandito” and it is available on all streaming platform.  The music video of “Actually?!” was featured on BlankTV and forusnotthem music blog as “Video of the Day”.

Sharif Hassan delivers a kind of Hip-Hop style that is greatly grounded on Jazz. “Ghetto” is a new single from “Dear Life” EP and will be released on the 22nd of October, 2017 and also available on all streaming platform.

Twitter: @Sharif_ThirdEye

Instagram: @Sharif_Hassan_

Facebook: Sharif Hassan

Website: sharifhassan.net/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sharifhassan

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2zEnUuYlJUmX8UNDgTO4KL

The Two Romans – Cutting Strings

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

Samuele 1987 and Mattia 1993 the Zanella brothers, born and grew up in Rome playing football in the streets, always dreaming of becoming a football pro like Francesco Totti. by moving to switzerland at the age of 16 (first sam, 5 years later Mattia) that dream changed to inspire as many people as possible with our music.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

We are The two Romans. alternative pop-Rock band based in switzerland. The band that inspired us the most so far was probably Mumford and Sons, but surely not the only one. But we feel like we found our sound now.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

We want to spread something positive. We want people to be touched by our music and make it their own. unity, energy and hope are our pillars. We love singing about life, good moments as well as the bad ones. Always trying to put positivity in it. Music videos are a fantastic way to underline the feelings of the song. We have good friends who help us with the video-productions, without them it wouldn’t be possible.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

As we are a young band we almost only had good moments but are aware that there will be deserts we ll have to walk through. we hope that by being aware of the moment and cherishing the highs we ll make it through the lows. we love playing live. we played over a 100 gig since starting 30 months ago and have 23 gigs still ahaed this year. best shows this far were at Gurten Festival, Montreux Jazz festival or our Europe Tour in May supporting Future Thieves (USA), definitely are some of our personal highlights.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

The band is also composed by Dave Mägert (drums), Flo Fettke (Rhythm-Guitar, Mandoline), Brian Boy (lead-Guitar) and Jürg Steiner (Bass). we grew into being a big family and we love spending time with each other. “Cutting Strings” has been recorded at Kaliforni Records in Switzerland (www.kalifornirecords.com) as part of the “SUN” EP. As an indie-band, we produced and recorded the songs ourselves. The mixing has then been made by Simon Beck (www.beckrecords.ch) our live sound tech and mastered by Serge Christen (www.mazzivesound.com). The video was shot at different shows we played in summer ’17 and put together by our friend Raffael Thielmann.

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

We started in March 2015 with this project, so i’d call us “toddlers” in the industry. we don’t set boundaries to our dreams, so we like imagining ourselves touring Europe, or opening for big artists. who knows? we walk with our head in the clouds and our feet on the ground, there’s still a lot of work to be done.

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

Life. we love life, we are grateful for this wonderful gift and we love cheering it. everything that life’s bringing to us, inspires us. after the inspiration has come, the process can change from time to time. either you start with the lyrics (Mattia loves doing it that way) or you start with a lick, or a beat or an arrangement (the rest of the band does that way around). in the end we end up in the studio composing, arranging, trying till late at night till we have the song.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I wish i knew myself. honestly, I’dont think that there is a recipe. to me it has to be honest and hit the nerve of a strong demographic. Labels and radios have their influence in making a song a hit.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

“Cutting strings” is a song about unconditional love and forgiveness. once you find that kind of love you never want to leave . it’s not easy to always love, but we must try.

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

Constantly write songs and go out and play. also don’t neglect social medias 🙂 be patient. accept a genuine, slow growth.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

We won the Emergenza Band Contest in Switzerland and released Waves EP 2015 and Forest EP 2016.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

Alexrainbird, Anotherwhyskey, Purpole Melon, Cougar Microbes, Keep Walking Music and couple of others I don’t remember.

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Name five biggest artists that you look up to like idols.

U2, The Killers, Mumford & Sons, Sting, Gang of Youths.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

None so far, we love co-writing and are totally open for that.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

www.thetworomans.com

https://facebook.com/thetworomans

https://soundcloud.com/thetworomans

https://youtube.com/thetworomans

https://instagram.com/thetworomans

https://twitter.com/thetworomans

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

http://lnk.site/sunep

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My happiest day is when I’m on tour with my boys, my worst day…. when i can’t beat Sam in FIFA in a best-of-5 session.

 

Duhon – Sideways

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. My name is Christian Duhon I was born in the United States born on July 29th 1997, and my childhood experience was very uplifting and positive. My parents would play all kinds of music Jazz, Old School R&B, Disco, Reggae especially Hip Hop. My first ever experience with Hip Hop dated back when I was around the 2nd or 3rd grade listening to a lot of Lil Wayne, Eminem, and many others.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I’ve been writing my own music for about a year now, I use my last name (Duhon) as my stage name cause it’s so unique. I started playing the piano when I was about 6 years old.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

This is a dancehall beat mixed with that Caribbean/Vacation vibe to it. The idea behind this song was very simple, “Make this song as catchy as possible” so when the song is finished it’ll be stuck in people’s heads which is the amazing part about the song. The music video is in the works right now, I have a wide range of ideas.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

I am a very versatile artist I can give you songs that can set the mood for each occasion whether it be the club, the beach, at home, by yourself so and so forth. As of now I haven’t really had any down.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

The music producer is Dannyebtracks, (don’t know him personally) but he’s an awesome producer on YouTube. My crew musically my best friend Tristan is the one that helps me mix and master my songs. I have two video directors one is my homie Ernesto (he goes by Vinnieboi) and then my sister Summer who is an advanced film director. But overall, I have no studio it’s just me my mic my music software and my room.

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

I’ve only been wiring music since last year, my future goals is just to be the best artist I can be, everybody wants to be at the top and I’m willing to put the hours in to achieve that.

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

Knowing that I have the power to speak my mind and I can express a type of emotion to my audience that can relate to them as well.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I was always taught that you start with the chorus because that’s what makes or breaks the song. So a catchy chorus in my mind creates a hit.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Thank all of you guys for the belief and support, more music is coming soon and it’s only going to get better from here.

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

Be true to yourself, don’t rap about something you haven’t lived through.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

Personally my music career just started and so far everything has been good. I plan on dropping an EP sometime in the next few months or so.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

I’ve sent my song out to a bunch of blogs, only a few have actually picked up my song and posted it, so I’m grateful for whatever blog accepts my song.

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

I write my lyrics starting from top to bottom. The chorus is the main approach when I start writing a song and then the verses come after. Unfortunately, I don’t have a studio to go to.

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Name five biggest artists that you look up to like idols.

Kendrick, J. Cole, Kanye West, Bas, and Tory Lanez.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I usually work on song by myself at this point, but I am willing to collaborate with people who are driven to make it up in this music business.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Twitter: @ChristianDuhon, Instagram: @christianduhon

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

All of my music is on Soundcloud.

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Happiest day was when I have so many happy days, but if I could name one probably when my parents saw me graduate High School. My saddest day was probably when my best friend passed away a year after we graduated high school.

DL Moreno

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

I’m DL Moreno, a solo independent hip-hop artist from Bakersfield, CA.  I was born in Merced, CA, USA in 1986.  Childhood experience was centered around music, mom was a “rock-n-roll” singer in a trio girl group back in the day so guess it’s in the “blood” so to speak.  I learned to play the drums and read music at an early age, played in orchestras and bands, gravitated to hip-hop music in my late teens.  

 

Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills. 

Playing drums was the real foundation to my music career.  I love beats and when I started getting into hip-hop, it was really a natural progression for me to start spittin’ rhymes, like playing drums with my voice.  I was inspired by Dr. Dre, Tupac and of course, The Notorious BIG.  Those were and continue to be my top influences.  Dr. Dre’s music and the wordplay from Pac & Biggie, just genius!  As far as proficiency, I can play drums and I work with Logic software for pre-production, recording vocal tracks, etc.  As far as NAH MEAN and other recent songs I’ve released, I started working with producers who currently work in the music industry and have created music for Trey Songz, Drake, The Weeknd to name a few!  Since I’m not an engineer, I send all of my pre-production out to a professional for mixing/mastering, although I do give my input as far as what effects I prefer for a particular vocal track.

 

 

Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 

Hip-hop/R&B would be the genre for sure.  I wrote the music video treatment and chose the location.  I wanted it to be fun and sexy, a whole party vibe.  In my humble opinion, the director John FU, who also directed Baby Bash’s video Fantasy Girl, was a great collaborator on it and delivered a great video.

 

Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business. 

As a musician and vocalist, I spend hours in the studio until I get it right.  I don’t want to put something out there that is sub par.  I strive to get it as perfect as humanly possible.  As far as my experience with the music industry, there have been a lot more downs than ups but I love music and I never give up.  I recall one time I got my music in the hands of an A&R exec at a major record label.  He told me he liked what I was doing and to keep on working at it.  He said he would send it over to someone that could possibly help me, but I never heard from him again.  The exec ended up signing a singer who became one of the biggest female pop icons in the world!  And thank God he did sign her, I was just happy that he saw the talent in me.  That was inspiration enough to keep on working at it.  

 

Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 

I’m a solo artist, so just me.  The music producer for NAH MEAN is JAYWAN INC, I leased the beat from him.  The music video was directed by John FU, and we shot the video at one of the local clubs here in Bakersfield, CA.  I wrote the lyrics and recorded the vocals in my home studio, then sent them off to my engineer Dave Fore aka Orange Octane, for mixing/mastering.

 

 

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

I’ve been an independent artist off an on for about 10 years.  Future goals, to continue to create music that people enjoy and/or love, to continue to grow my fan base, and last but not least, to earn enough income as an artist to be able to support my family and me.  

 

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

Life inspires me to write, including past relationships, a turning point in my life, good or bad.  Of course, my mom being the lead singer she was, was a huge inspiration for me as a singer.  

 

Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Still working on the answer to that question, lol.  

 

Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 

Thank you for all the love and support you’ve given me since I began this journey as an artist.  I hope I inspired you to do good things and/or to pursue your dreams as a fellow artist.  Feel free to reach out to me on my social media, I’m fairly accessible and have given advice to lots of independent artists.  

 

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

I tell them that if music is something they love, to never give up.  It takes lots of time an persistence to achieve a real career in the music industry.  I’m still working at it and getting closer everyday to my dreams.  I’ve gotten specific questions from how I was able to secure a lease on a beat, to the steps I took to promote the record.  Also, I get questions like “is this or that company legitimate to work with?”  I always give my honest opinion because I know how hard it is on the “come-up.”  

 

Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 

I released a single called Savage feat Trey Songz.  On 5/20/17, it topped the Digital Radio Tracker (DRT) National Airplay Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Chart at #9 and the DRT National Airplay Top 150 Independent Chart at #3!  Proud moment!  

 

List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform. 

My single NAH MEAN debuted on DJ Suss One’s radio show on HOT 97 in NYC!  My single Savage feat Trey Songz continues to play on online radio throughout the world, some FM stations in the US, and is still on the DRT National Airplay Independent Chart.  I’ve done live radio interviews on We On Radio in NY, Twin Radio Syndicate on Blogtalk Radio, and A.V.A Live Radio in FL.  I’ve had a featured blog about my single Savage feat Trey Songz on ThisIs50.com and JackThriller.com.

  

 

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

I listen to tons of instrumentals/beats online.  When I find one that inspires me, I start writing to it.  The writing process has taken anywhere from a day or 2, to a month.  If it’s something I believe is going to work, a gut feeling that I have something unique, I’ll try to get the exclusive rights to it so it becomes an original (which will be helpful later when it comes time to copyright it and obtain a synch licensing) and go from there.  

 

Name five biggest artists that you look up to like idols. 

Dr. Dre, Tupac, Biggie, Eminem, and as far as singing, The Weeknd.

 

 

Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 

Trey Songz is featured on my single Savage, so I’d like to work with him again.  Dr. Dre, Eminem, The Weeknd, Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, any and all of those artists would incredible to collaborate with.  

 

Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

https://open.spotify.com/artis t/1YfMhIK0z8EbSSoIIXJe3T

 

www.soundcloud.com/dlmorenomus ic

 

www.reverbnation.com/dlmoreno

 

www.twitter.com/dlmorenomusic

 

https://www.youtube.com/channe l/UC3kTj9vPOsDZmY_VhA-3SBA/vid eos

 

www.instagram.com/dlmorenomusi c

 

Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dl-moreno/id357427480

 

Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

I would have to say the birth of my son was the happiest day of my life.  I don’t think the saddest day has occurred for me yet, that would be the loss of any one of my family members.  Thank God they’re still with me!  

 

Gina Royale, Jon Caplan – For Now

A contemporary vocalist/songwriter from New Jersey, Gina Royale is a determined performer with energy. Beginning piano lessons at a youthful age started her affection for music. As she developed with her music, openings and exhibitions started to emerge. She draws motivation from a wide variety of specialists like Stevie Wonder, Broods, P!nk, John Mayer, Michael Jackson and The Beatles. With a voice so “soul-filled, legit, arrestingly emotive”, she is an accomplished musician with much to offer (The Aquarian). Royale’s enthusiasm for performing conveys into the studio. Her many songs have added to: two EPs, a few magazine highlights, interviews, TV appearances, and abundance of support from family, companions, and fans. She has performed shows both solo and with her band at popular venues like The Bitter End, Pianos, The Duplex, The Stone Pony, The Stanhope House, and The Saint. Her definitive objective is for her music to motivate people across the globe. “For Now” is a tale about figuring out how to live without somebody. Gina really wrote the song about the split between her studio drummer and his long-term life partner – Gina unquestionably took the separation harder than any other individual.

 

http://www.ginaroyale.com

 

Instagram/Twitter: @ginaroyale

 

Facebook: Gina Royale

 

Jon Caplan is an upcoming singer-songwriter from Nutley, New Jersey. With a blend of R&B, funk, rock, and pop, his music separates itself with its exceptional songwriting approach, yet natural style of piano based popular music. Taking off vocals and rich surfaces serve to breathe life into his unique music for the audience. Playing piano from when he was a kid, and singing since before he could recall have shaped Jon musically. Motivations for his music incorporate everything from Stevie Wonder and The Beatles, to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars, and everything in the middle. Music is unmistakably Jon’s energy, and it turns out to be superbly obvious when he is spilling out a song or playing a piano riff. Jon’s unique music is in the last phases of studio creation, and his new EP “The Things We See,” will be released intermittently over the following couple of months, led by his debut single “Halfway Love.” His collaboration with Gina Royale “For Now,” is likewise right now available on all platforms. Make sure to watch out for these releases, and you can get him perform at various scenes in the NJ/NY region, including Pianos, The Bitter End, Mexicali Live, and some more!

 

 

Facebook: Jon Caplan Music

 

Instagram: jon_caplan

 

Song Link(s):

 

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/ginaroyale/until further notice accomplishment jon-caplan

 

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/2x3adHhBzQAPIhgIKeLynU

 

ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/collection/until further notice accomplishment jon-caplan-single/id1290204372

DresJay – Guess Who

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

 Andres Marin, USA, 07/24/90

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

At 4 years old I fell in love with Hip-Hop, when I heard Hip-Hop Horray by Naughty By Nature for the first time. I listened to that song day and night. Dresjay is the last 4 letters of my name mixed with my middle initial… just spelled in a cool way lol. In my teens I learned FL Studio, but my patience wasn’t where it needed to be at to really get in depth with it. I’ve taken music a lot more seriously in the last year and a half, and have a tiny bit of piano classes to my name to help with theory. I’ve wrote and produced every song that I’ve made up to this point.

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I’m definitely a rap/hip-hop guy. The hip-hop side comes out with a song involving poetry, and the rap side comes out with songs that involve flow and energy etc.

 

 

 

 

Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Everything I do, I hold to a high standard. I think anybody who wants to be successful at anything has to be their worst critic. I’m just a baby in the business, that’s a good thing and bad thing… a lot of things to learn, but a lot room for growth.

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I produced the song in my living room after having way too much energy.anger and needing an outlet. I record at NH studios in downtown Manhatttan. My main man Eddy mixes and masters all of my music. We shot the video when it was WAYYY too hot in July, there was some challenges getting the final cut, but I’m happy with the results. Hangin’ out with the dance crew was literally top 3 most fun things I’ve done in life.

 

 

 

 

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

I’ve pursued this for a year & a half so far, and one of the most important things I’ve learned is consistency is key. It’s so competitive. My goal is for the music I make to be enjoyed by as many people as possible.

 

 

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

I love creating. Turning nothing to a 2-4 minute song is such an incredible experience. To have people to relate with it is amazing. I think any artist, in any style of art will tell you the same thing.

 

 

Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I don’t have a hit just yet. Though, would think a hit needed to be made from a real place, or real experiences .

 

 

 

Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Love life, embrace emotion, and never take anything for granted.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Stay consistent, and develop a sound true to yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

Like I said earlier I produce in addition to rapping.

  

 

 

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

I write my lyrics in true rapper style… on an i-phone. Normally it takes me a good 1-2 takes to get the right tone/emotion on the Mic.

 

 

 

 

Name five biggest artists that you look up to like idols.

Eminem, Jay-Z, Cam’ron, Kanye West, Suicide Boys

 

 

 

 

 

Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I’ve collaborated with a singer named Nala Doll, and my boy Smooth. I’m open to collaborating with anyone who’s passionate about their music.

 

 

 

Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Instagram @Dresjay Twitter @Dresjay  Facebook @Dresjay

 

 

 

 

Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

If you rock with my music just stream it.

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

This is definitely one of my most happy days of my life… as far as sad goes, this has been a sad year minus my music. Way too many funerals of people I love and care for.

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