Easy Life – Earth

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Easy Life – Earth

Easy Life – Earth

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Name – Easy Life

 

Song Title – Earth

 

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Easy Life drop a one of a kind video for the song entitled ‘Earth.’

 

Their excellent delivery of words will thrill listeners.

 

The lyrics are deep while the video features a lot of rubbish which reveals the theme of the song – the earth is getting isolated while the future is not so bright.

 

Their performances are impressive while they deliver powerful lyrics with important messages.

 

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Crystal Tides - Thunder

Crystal Tides – Thunder

 

Crystal Tides - Thunder

Crystal Tides – Thunder

 

Crystal Tides – Thunder

 

ARTIST NAME: Crystal Tides

 

SONG TITLE:  Thunder

 

RELEASE DATE: 12.07.19

 

GENRE: Indie

 

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State your history.

We came together at university and began writing songs during breaks between lectures. The more we wrote the more they enjoyed it and wanted to take it further.

 

We finally decided to record one of our songs and show it to some people and test it on them to see how it would do. People really responded well so we knew we had to take it up a level.

 

We began writing more and recording more songs and finally launched as Crystal Tides mid-2018.

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Describe yourself as an artist.

We go back to the classic indie we grew up on in school – Always trying to capture that feel-good element. Combining catchy pop melodies with indie guitar licks to create our sound.

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Tell us the genre of your music.

Indie – Rock.

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Tell us the story behind your song.

‘Thunder’ was written about all the people who are telling other people’s stories as if they were their own. It’s usually to impress other people; they steal your thunder and take credit for something that hasn’t even happened to them!

 

Subliminally, the song focuses on people who are trying to live in someone else’s shoes, pretending to be someone they aren’t in order to stand out or fit in.

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Tell us the problems you are facing as a musician.

Trying to work out how to get our music in front of people and grow our fan base organically.

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

We have had support from BBC Introducing, Indie Life Online, It’s All Indie, Gigslutz, Express FM, Buzz Radio to name a few…there is more but we’d be typing forever!

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

We all have grown up playing in various bands and working on various projects. Our future goals are to get some more major radio coverage, take over some big UK festivals and head out on some tours.

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

Something that’s going on in one of our lives or maybe if something is annoying one of us perhaps the way certain people can be. It really is whatever happens to us that causes a trigger in emotion.

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

It is top secret; we aren’t actually allowed to say.

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

Don’t quit at the first hurdle, more times than not trying to get a career in music is a lot of failures! It is all about learning from those failures and turning them into successes.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

We would take a lot of time off our jobs to write/record new music, but mainly money going into promotion.

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

We try to get featured on blogs, radio stations, and Spotify playlists. Good fan engagement is key. Trying to work out what it is our fans want and making sure we give it to them!

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.

We all work jobs outside of music. It is hard, almost like working two jobs but it is worth it and one-day music will be our only job!

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Crystal Tides – The only real name we could agree on when we were deciding!

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Thunder – When people steal your thunder!

 

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Madame Psychosis - Kapow

Madame Psychosis – Kapow

 

Madame Psychosis - Kapow

Madame Psychosis – Kapow

 

ARTIST NAME: Madame Psychosis

 

SONG TITLE: Kapow

 

RELEASE DATE: July 8th, 2019

 

GENRE: Alt-Pop, Indie Rock, Garage Rock

 

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Madame Psychosis is a five-piece alt-pop and indie rock band from Toronto.

 

Members include singer Michelle Mondesir, guitar players Bret McCaffrey and Rene Ip, drummer Jaina Tharakan, and bass player Giovanni Paola.

 

The band released their debut album on June 16th, 2017 and received a positive response. Most notably, the single “Space Motorcycle” cracked Alan Cross’ Top 11 Playlist. The album was also featured on 94.9 The Rock FM’s artist spotlight, Generation Next, in May of 2018. Four songs from the debut album were showcased, including “Space Motorcycle”, “Run”, “On Top of The Game”, and “Mellow”.

 

The band supported the album by performing at venues across Toronto, including at the legendary Opera House and The Horseshoe Tavern.

 

Madame Psychosis is now preparing for the release of their upcoming sophomore album. The band released the “infectious earworm”, “Kapow” on July 8th, 2019.

 

In their review, Nashville-based East of 8th says “‘Kapow’ is a non-stop, energy ride shooting out of the gate with a driving drumbeat, a thunderous guitar riff, and an anthemic lyrical delivery.”

 

The song premiered exclusively in Canada with The Spill Magazine and in the U.S. with East of 8th.

 

They also released the “soaring” single “Crashing Down” on May 6th, 2019 and premiered the song exclusively with The Spill Magazine ahead of their two showcase performances at Canadian Music Week 2019.

 

They were also named to Dropout Entertainment’s Top Picks for CMW and released a music video for the single. Odd Nugget says the song “is all mellifluous magic wrapped in a grungy garage rock exterior” in their review, adding that “Madame Psychosis envelop us in an edgy rock dimension throughout ‘Crashing Down.”

 

Prior to “Crashing Down”, Madame Psychosis released “Just Wanna Be Myself” on January 3rd as the lead single. The band performed the song live on Global News’ national broadcast of The Morning Show.

 

A Journal of Musical Things says it’s “a fun, upbeat song with sweet yet edgy female vocals”.

 

Dropout Entertainment says “‘Just Wanna Be Myself’ is a pop-rock diddy and a testament to being comfortable, or the quest to be comfortable – in your own skin.”

 

Stereo Stickman says, “There’s a genuine air of honesty that runs throughout their songwriting…this song is one that gets better and better with each revisit.”

 

The band also released a music video for the song and are now preparing to showcase their work during their TV appearances on Global’s The Morning Show and CHCH’s Morning Live.

 

You can find their debut album and latest singles, “Kapow”, “Crashing Down” and “Just Wanna Be Myself”, on all major streaming services.

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Explain how to overcome a writer’s block. 

Sometimes you have to walk away from a song and come back to it. I had to do that multiple times with “Kapow”, and then when I got back to it, it practically wrote itself in twenty minutes.

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Tell us the tricks behind making a hit song.

It needs to have a catchy melody and a hook that grabs you. Once you have these two elements you’re pretty much set and can build around them.

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

Each band member gives their input and we also ask friends, family, and colleagues for their opinions.

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Explain your recording experience in the studio.

We tend to record “live off the floor”, meaning we record as if we are playing live (except for the fact that vocals and guitar amps are in sound booths), with the odd overdub for minor corrections, solos, and additional instrumentation. We find that we get a truly authentic feel that way.

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Tell us how you compose.

Our guitar player Bret will often come up with a chord progression or melody, though other band members have also introduced ideas.

 

We then jam on the concept until it starts to feel right. Once the music is composed and the basic structure is put into place, Michelle will take it home and work on lyrics and vocal melodies. She will sometimes request structure changes for the purposes of flow. We then get together and play the song, making changes to the structure and addressing other nuances.

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

In most songs, a light reverb is added for a natural room acoustic sound. However, in some songs effects that are more noticeable are added, such as the distortion in “Kapow” for a grittier, crunchy feel and the strategically placed long flowing delays in “Crashing Down.”

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Tell us the best streaming platform to get new fans.

Spotify is currently our best streaming platform followed by Apple Music.

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Tell us your opinion on music education.

Music is definitely a lifelong educational pursuit. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, it’s very important to continually educate yourself – even if not in a formal sense. Business and technology are always changing.

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

In our experience, we believe less is more. Music videos can be difficult and expensive. For us, we’ve relied on friends and family to help shoot and edit our music videos. We recently learned that YouTube is the biggest source of music discovery in Canada.

 

Videos are clearly important so we will continue to produce them. Video shoots involve long days. You have to perform the song dozens of times with the same level of energy and enthusiasm throughout.

 

We’ve learned to just trust the crew and do what you’re told. We’re looking at taking our next video to the next level. Stay tuned for that!

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Tell us how you relate with other artists.

We think there is an inherent connection between artists that makes it easy to relate with each another. Whether it is discussing the challenges of songwriting or sharing recommendations on booking gigs, we are all looking for the same things: exposure and opportunity.

 

Most of our conversations with other artists stem from this idea. As a result, artists form an enormous support network. We’ve been lucky to meet some incredible artists along the way and it has always been easy to relate with them because we know we are all in the same boat.

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

Sure! Our lead singer Michelle came from an R&B/soul background. Plus, it’s always fun to experiment and broaden our own sound by working with artists from different genres.

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Explain how to finance a music project.

Grants are always the best bet. However, if you don’t have a grant, there are other options, including labels, sponsorships, or – if you’re able to – personal finances.

 

We have personally financed most of our projects but we’ve also called on family, friends and even members of our band with special skill sets to donate their time and skills. For example, marketing, photography, videography, mixing, and social media.

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Explain how to copyright a musical work.

There are a few ways to do this. In the US and in Canada, a copyright exists as soon as you complete a song and “fix it” in a form like a sheet music, or recording it on hard drive or CD. You can also do it in a more official way through the Government of Canada website for about $50.

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Tell us how to generate income from a musical work.

A song purchase is the most profitable; however, it has become less popular to purchase music with the rise of streaming services. So in this day and age, streaming services, sync placements, and live shows are the main sources of revenue.

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

There are too many to name and they can vary in importance based on your genre and needs, but the two biggest ones in Canada in our opinion are SOCAN and Factor.

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Send a message to your fans.

Words cannot capture how we feel about our fans. They take us to a different level, fuelling our ambition and desire to keep going, to keep writing songs and to keep performing. They give us energy on stage and in the studio. We cannot thank them enough, especially those who have stuck with us since day one. Many of them have been to almost every single show. They are loyal to us and we are loyal to them. Simply, “thank you – we can’t wait to see your beautiful faces at our next show.”

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Explain the process involved in recording a vocal.

A big part of recording a vocal from a vocalist’s standpoint is being in the right headspace to convey the feeling and sentiment of the song. It’s all about the vibe. We want people to not only listen to the song but feel its meaning as well.

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Elaborate on the song.

“Kapow” is an anthemic, feel-good slice of alt-pop fitting for hot days in the sun and long drives with car windows rolled down.

 

It highlights the pursuit that lies at the heart of getting someone you’re interested in to give you a chance, and the heart-dropping moment of being rejected.

 

This song is easily one of our favourites to perform live with its high-energy vibe. We wanted to create a fun summer song that people could sing along to and we believe we pulled it off.

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

The name of our band comes from a character in a book called – “Infinite Jest” by David Foster Wallace. The character, Joelle Van Dyne, goes by the moniker of Madame Psychosis. We also discovered that it references the term “metempsychosis”, which is a Greek term for reincarnation. We actually have a whole post on our website about our band name.

 

We are still working on the name of our upcoming sophomore album, which is going to be released on September 20th, 2019. We are throwing around ideas, but nothing has stuck so far.

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Share your press release and review with us.

Madame Psychosis releases “infectious earworm”, “Kapow”, just in time for summer – A “non-stop, energy ride shooting out of the gate with a driving drumbeat, a thunderous guitar riff, and an anthemic lyrical delivery.”

 

Toronto-based alt-pop band Madame Psychosis is welcoming the summer with the release of “Kapow”, their third single of 2019.

 

With a catchy, sing-along chorus and a gritty, fast-paced progression, “Kapow” is an anthemic, feel-good slice of alt-pop fitting for hot days in the sun and long drives with car windows rolled down. “Kapow” highlights the pursuit that lies at the heart of getting someone you are interested in to give you a chance, and the heart-dropping moment of being rejected.

 

It was recorded at Union Sound Company in Toronto and mixed by Alex Gamble. It premiered exclusively with The Spill Magazine on July 4th in Canada, and with Nashville-based East of 8th in the U.S. on July 7th. It is available on all major streaming services today.

 

The five-piece band first made waves with their debut album “Madame Psychosis”, released in June of 2017.

 

Alan Cross, the internationally syndicated host of The Ongoing History of New Music, selected the single “Space Motorcycle” for his weekly Top 11 Playlist in August of 2017. The album was also featured on 94.9 The Rock’s emerging artist spotlight Generation Next.

 

In January of 2019, the band released “Just Wanna Be Myself” as the lead single off their upcoming sophomore record and performed it live on Global’s nationally televised The Morning Show…They also performed at Canadian Music Week, where they hit the stage for two showcase performances and cracked Dropout Entertainment’s Top Picks for CMW. Coming off the heels of this positive reception, the band is turning their attention to the release of their sophomore album in September. To promote the album, they will be performing “Kapow” on CHCH Morning Live on August 9th and on Global’s The Morning Show on September 23rd.

 

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Black – Revolution D-1

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Black – Revolution D-1

Black – Revolution D-1

 

ARTIST NAME:  Black

 

SONG TITLE:  Revolution D-1

 

RELEASE DATE: 03/11/2019

 

GENRE: Alternative/Waltz

 

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My name is Jason Lee. I am a singer-songwriter and I go by the alias Black.

 

I was born in 1995, December 20th at Seoul, South Korea. From a very young age, my parents made me learn English and later led me to attend foreign schools in different countries like South Africa, Thailand, and the US. This had a profound influence on my music, as I was able to be exposed to a lot of foreign music instead of just Korean music.

 

The starting point of my career was back in 2010 when I was 14 years old. It was at this time when I discovered the band ‘Queen.’ Discovering Queen was a profound experience to me, and I was immediately impacted by their music. Before I knew it, I learned how to play the guitar and started a band with my friends where I was the lead vocal.

 

A few months later, I broke up with the band. I was attending middle school in Thailand back then, but I had to return to my home country to reunite with my family. This led me to practice music more by myself rather than with friends, and it was at this time I started developing an interest in songwriting.

 

Fast forward to 2016, I was attending college in the US, slightly forgetting about my passion for music, and getting involved in things that may not be the best choices for my future. I came to a point one day where I just said to myself, I really need to start painting my own future in a way that I can be satisfied with. That day, I told my parents that I am going to return to South Korea to pursue my music career. Ever since then, I have been pursuing my musical career with vigour.

 

I feel like every single thing that happened to me since I was a kid has slowly led me to the path I am in right now, and I feel blessed for that. Throughout my career, I aim to become the most dominant, most proficient musician in the world, and exhibit my ability to make all types of music, without being confined to a specific genre.

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Discuss your recording experience with your producer.

I’ve only recorded by myself in my bedroom studio. It is fun but hard at the same time.

 

Every time I record a song, I have to learn new things to try and make things work for my new song, and I often catch myself getting very mad at myself for not being able to produce the sound I want. This process can be hard and irritating, but it eventually works out if I keep pushing.

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Discuss what comes first and last while creating a song.

When I make a song, first, I do my best to emulate in real life the exact idea I had in mind. After that is done, during the final stages, I try to touch the final details of my music and try to look over any mistakes I might have made.

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Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist.

Believe in yourself.

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Discuss your worse experience in the music business.

There’s nothing that comes to mind. I’d say every experience I had so far has been fun and meaningful, no matter how good or bad it was.

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

I don’t think of rejection as a failure. In fact, I don’t get fazed by failure at all. Failure is just another part of the process to achieve success.

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Tell us what you are doing to impact the people around you.

I try not to impact/change the people around me. I would rather focus my sole energy on trying to impact and change myself into becoming a better person, and that itself is a hard enough task already.

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Tell us the music that makes you happy.

Music that scratches that itching spot on my soul.

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Tell us how you make instrumentation to your song.

It always depends on what type of songs/instrumentation I’m trying to make. I use either midi or real instruments. I try to make the original sample sound as close as possible to the sound I had in mind, and then use reverb, compression, and different plugins to mold the sound into exactly what I had in mind.

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Tell us the goals you aim to achieve when creating a song.

I aim to portray a certain type of feeling throughout my song, and I make sure that that feeling will be transmitted to my listeners.

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Tell us your approach to songwriting.

For me, it all starts in the head. I come up with a song idea, and develop that into a plausible piece of music. Then, I do my best to emulate that exact song idea using my laptop – After doing that, I sometimes make structure changes, and other detail changes using my laptop.

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Tell us how you plan to develop a unique music style.

Just listen to the music you like, and that will translate into the music you make…

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Tell us how to record a song. 

First, you need a mic and a preamp, and a useful monitor speaker. Then, you use the equipment to emulate the song idea you had in mind.

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Tell us if you are collaborating with other songwriters or you write alone.

After being in bands with so many different people, I eventually learned that I do best when I do music alone. That way I can express exactly what I want without any interference.

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Discuss your experience with fans.

I’ve had some fans get in touch with me and tell me how much they love my music, and how my music impacted them. These messages definitely help motivate me to work hard.

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Tell us if you consider a song placement in TV or Film.

I’d love that! When I make my songs, I sometimes picture my music playing in the background of some vintage movie.

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Elaborate on the song.

As the title suggests, Revolution D-1 is a waltz song that depicts the mindset of a revolutionary leader, as he encourages his comrades the day before the revolution/rebellion.

 

Although the song is classical in nature, it is a fierce song that any music lover can get pumped to.

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

When I first came up with the name Black, I just thought it was a cool name to have as a musician. Later, I gave a more elaborate meaning to that name. Black is the colour that absorbs all different colours. In the same way, I am a musician that absorbs what is useful from all different types of genres and interprets that in my own unique way.

 

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Green Knucle Material - Queen of Dragons

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Green Knucle Material - Queen of Dragons

Green Knucle Material – Queen of Dragons

 

ARTIST NAME: Green Knuckle Material + Danny Evans

 

SONG TITLE:  Queen of Dragons

 

RELEASE DATE: 4/12/19

 

GENRE: Alt Pop Rock

 

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In the year 4000 George Kilroy Marten, the universe’s last hope, faced off against his arch enemy The Huntress, Master of Dark Folk witchery who sought to devour the cosmos.

 

During their battle she sent him back in time, splitting his essence into 5 separate entities and thrusting them to the year 2016. Those 5 entities went on to become Green Knuckle Material.

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Discuss your composition and melody.

“Queen of Dragons” is composed as a mixture between a rock ballad and a modern pop song.

 

It utilizes a catchy melody in the hook that sticks with the listener after hearing the song for the first time.

 

The music itself starts off with a pretty acoustic guitar riff with open notes that give the song a medieval vibe.

 

It eventually builds into a high energy rock song in the chorus and maintains the energy throughout its entirety.

 

The best way to describe the music of this song, in the words of Michael Ravenda also known as Big Mike, is “a wall of guitars.”

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State the name of your producer and elaborate on the song.

The name of our producer is Michael Ravenda. Throughout the recording process, his ideas and insights were instrumental in pushing the music into the most unique direction possible.

 

In addition, he also played a major role in the writing process, both lyrically and in musical composition.

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Discuss the lyrics of the song.

The lyrics discuss the narrator’s frustration as he searches for love.

 

The term “Queen of Dragons” comes from the pop culture HBO TV show “Game of Thrones.” In the song, this term is used to describe the ideal girl, since, up until the last season, most people would agree that the ideal, perfect woman personified was Daenerys Targaryen also known as the Queen of Dragons.

 

Throughout the song, there are numerous other references to the show, all designed to tell this story of the quest for love.

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Elaborate on your music career.

All members of Green Knuckle Material have their eyes set on making it big in the music scene. In the short time, the band has been together, we’ve played some of the biggest venues in New Jersey and are looking forward to eventually touring full-time to make a living.

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Brief us on how you are reaching fans with your music.

The main way we reach fans is by playing gigs and Spotify. Social media is also important in creating relationships with fans and advertising our music as well as show dates.

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Discuss your motive behind making music.

We couldn’t stop if we tried. It’s part of us. We play and write music because we love it.

 

However, our goal is to spread love and acceptance to the world through our music.

 

We want to create meaningful music that can help fans feel close to us.

 

In addition, we want to share our views and experiences with the world as well.

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Discuss your songwriting.

The songs already exist. We just pull them out of the musical dimension and put them onto paper.

 

The lyrics and melody are already written before we even have the idea for the song, but it’s the work and creative process that allows those pieces to come to fruition in the form of Green Knuckle Material.

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Elaborate on your work and achievement so far in your music career.

We’ve played some of the best venues in New Jersey, including the Stone Pony and Starland Ballroom.

 

We’ve also made a huge impact in the New Brunswick music scene.

 

One of our most proud achievements is winning the 2019 Stone Pony “Rock to the top” competition.

 

In addition to this, we’ve also had the privilege of opening up for major acts such as Badfish, Ballyhoo, and All Time Low.

 

We have other large support slots to look forward to with a headlining show at the Stone Pony following our third DIY tour later this year.

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Tell us your opinion on using rhymes dictionary or writing software to develop lyrics. 

They are probably helpful, though we’ve never actually used any of these methods.

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Discuss the music industry.

It’s the toughest industry out there to make it in. Everyone is good and almost everyone works hard. It just comes down to who continues on through all the strife. Our favourite saying is that in terms of the industry, “there’s a lot of room at the top; it’s only the bottom that is crowded.”

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Elaborate on how you prepare yourself for a recording session.

We practice the songs over and over again until everyone is satisfied with their parts, and overall composition and sound.

 

Once the songs are written to everyone’s like, we are ready to schedule studio time where the parts are truly perfected.

 

After recording, we usually come up with a bunch of other ideas for the songs, so we end up implementing them into the live performance.

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Brief us on your preference in terms of tempo as in up-tempo, mid-tempo or slow tempo.

Our band is best known for being high energy, and we definitely prefer up-tempo over anything else. Speed and power are the major key elements of our music. (Pun intended)

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Discuss your shows or live performance.

Our live performance can be described in one word: energy. We like to hit the crowd with an explosive set that grabs their attention and never let us go. We want the crowd to feel our music and experience it with us as it unfolds in front of them.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

We’ve had a lot of press release coverage, including Makin Waves magazine, a recent article in the Aquarian, and much more. Usually, the reviews are positive.

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Send a message across to your fans and supporters.

Many of our fans have been with us since the very beginning. Knuckleheads are the best fans out there and without them, we wouldn’t be GKM. What we’d like to say to all the Knuckleheads out there is that you’re all amazing and you make all the hard work worthwhile. We hope you all know how unique and beautiful you are and how much we love and appreciate every single one of you.

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Tell us what makes this song unique from others.

This song is unique because not only is a rock ballad combined with a pop song, but it includes two high energy hip-hop verses as well as a dueling guitar solo and a saxophone. It really doesn’t make sense how the song works, but it works, and it works well.

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Tell us the themes of most of your compositions. 

We like to create meaningful music. We’ve written songs about addiction, Alzheimer’s, broken hearts, love, acceptance, appreciation, hard work, and many other subjects. What’s truly amazing is we’re able to create this music by successfully merging rock, rap, pop, punk, jazz, blues, reggae, and numerous other genres.

 

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Artist – Anna Of The North

 

Song Title – Thank Me Later

 

Anna Of The North drops a fascinating video for the song entitled ‘Thank Me Later.’

 

She bewitches her raw vocal.

 

Set in a sugar-coated dystopian diner where love isn’t what it seems, ‘Thank Me Later’ is an infectious and uplifting soundtrack that plays through the speakers as the most unlikely of romances blooms.

 

‘Thank Me Later’ is also another tantalizing introduction to the enthralling brand new chapter of Anna of the North.

 

Following on from her defiant return single ‘Leaning On Myself’, and its follow-up ‘Used To Be’, ‘Thank Me Later’ is an instant classic that celebrates the best of pristine pop with the honest and bold outlook of a woman taking charge of her relationship in the modern age.

 

“I am super excited about this song. It’s the first song I wrote towards this next record. There are so many songs where girls get objectified and controlled by the powerful and rich frontman, made out to be all sexy and cute. I’m a frontwoman and this is a chance for me to get…”

 

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So?Mash! – Find A Way

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So?Mash! – Find A Way

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ARTIST NAME: So?Mash!

 

SONG TITLE:  Find A Way

 

RELEASE DATE:  03/05/2019

 

GENRE: Electropop

 

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The southern French duet So?Mash! brings again its fresh sounds to your ears with beats by Mat Hours and Mash Puppit’s rich vocals jumping between sweet melodies and arrogant flows.

 

The two artists, both curious and energetic, draw from their diversity in music composition to build an original universe in current electronic pop music.

 

Full of paradox between its question mark and its exclamation mark, the music of So?Mash! deals often with the difficulties of life…

 

After promising debut EPs series between 2010 and 2013, the band disappeared as Mat Hours was focused on Temenik Electric, the Arabian rock project for which he produced two LPs and made international tour and Mash Puppit lived between France and Mexico…

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

We don’t specially try to make it different, we take inspiration on many different styles through the music we listen everywhere and then the fusion or our two universes make our sound unique.

 

Mat and I don’t listen to the same tracks, so we share our sensitivities and find the balance, that’s where the magic happens.

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

This is amazing – So enjoyable that any creative people can now express their feelings and their love of music around the world and share knowledge and poetry with affordable tools.

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State your experience as a musician.

Andrea: First enjoying on the carpet of my parents living room, then learning saxophone and singing and recording in my room with audio cassettes and CDs, then on stage with a teenage emo-pop band, then on art schools during the day and by night on the electro-hip-hop scene in Marseille, Montreal, Mexico…then in the studio and stage, forever!

 

Mat: Began with my brother on percussions when we were kids, then bass guitar when I was teen. A few years after I bought an MPC, and also started music on computers, I never quit until that time!

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

Andrea: That’s an evolution, not so well organized but pretty fun and useful; we have to go with it! I just wish people to respect the creation and its value; education and ludic platforms could help new generations to support the artist through any kind of financing or participation.

 

Mat: Really cool new way to listen to music, lighter than the thousands of CDs I had before!!! And we can access all the music in one click, that’s crazy!!

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Tell us your goals and plans.

Andrea: Unity, peace love and having fun…and a world tour!

 

Mat: Create songs for ever and share them with people!

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Tell us five current artists that are your favourite. 

Andrea: Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler The Creator, Camélia Jordana.

 

Mat: Charli XCX, Mura Masa, DJ Snake, San Holo, Billie Eilish.

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

Andrea: Issues/Hold – On Teyana Taylor

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Mat: Uffie – Drugs

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Tell us your dream and hope for the future.

That we will react quickly enough to save our planet and its magnificent nature and diversity.

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Tell us what has changed in the music industry.

It’s now easy to produce and release music, but it’s also still difficult to be listened to!

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

People can be so lazy and greedy sometimes, that’s a shame and a hopeless situation I think, but the little keep fighting!

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

Artists need to spend so much energy in marketing, documenting and communicating that they somehow neglect the quality of their music to be in the music industry

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

Very useful if you have people following you, they should be happy to know you have new music released! Although, we don’t really like spending time promoting our new music ourselves because most of the people we reach for the moment are friends and families and we don’t like to be pushy, so for now, we shyly do it until we can afford to spend more time or money on this…

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Tell us about your music career.

Writing, producing songs and play them but for the moment, it’s not a full time paid job!

 

Our music allowed us to travel to different places, and meet a lot of people and artists that we fancy: like Bonobo or Anti Pop Consortium with who we shared a few days of studio sessions and live gigs; thanks to their French tour manager that likes our music. Nice and talented people…

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

It’s a passion, to create music, create songs!

 

It’s a particular emotion when you find ideas that bring you to a new song, and I think this is enough to go on with our music career.

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Tell us about you as a person.

Andrea: I share my apartment with a young pianist and foreign guests, I spend most of my time doing artwork, songs, clothes, painting and listening to music

 

Mat: My girlfriend and I are parents of two lovely children that we love to see growing every day.

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Elaborate on the story behind the song.

“Find a Way” began with the feelings of Andrea at this moment, a real changing step, a new departure in life, that is the moment when she decided to quit an administrative work in the art school of Marseille to travel to Mexico for a few months living her passion of music and art full time, we tried to follow a line of a synth-pop song with a lot of different parts mixed, driven by the voice.

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Tell us the process involved in making this song.

1 mic, 1 sound card, 1 laptop, 2 speakers and that’s it for the hardware. We started with a chord progression, and then found melodies and lyrics, and then producing.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

So?Mash! is a mix of our two music nicknames at the moment we created the band. Just a name that is a mess to google or to deal with…especially on the typography or design on the covers of the albums/EP/singles…

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

For each difficult situation in life, there’s always a path, a way, you just have to find it and go for it.

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

We would like to release a few more songs before a new album, coming soon, stay tuned!

 

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The Cheap Thrills - Smile When You Sleep

The Cheap Thrills

 

The Cheap Thrills - Smile When You Sleep

The Cheap Thrills – Smile When You Sleep

 

ARTIST NAME: The Cheap Thrills

 

SONG TITLE:  Smile When You Sleep

 

RELEASE DATE: 26th April

 

GENRE: Synth Rock

 

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The Cheap Thrills are a garage pop-rock band from Liverpool (England).

 

The group consists of primary school friends Lewis Pike, Terry Eaves, Callum Fitzpatrick, and Anton Eager.

 

The band has more recently been renowned for producing sonic pop songs with catchy hooks and melodies crafted and recorded in Parr Street Studios. Self-proclaimed ‘Scouse’ vocals meet jumpy bass lines, spacey guitars, and synths.

 

As of 2018, the band has racked up a total of 390,000 Spotify plays and DJ John Kennedy of Radio X describes latest single “Codependence” as a “Modern day anthem”.

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

It’s usually through trial and error, we play the song over and over until it’s about halfway there, then we do an extremely basic recording of it. A single mic or an iPhone usually does the trick.

 

We then listen back to it and see if there is a need for chopping and changing.

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Discuss the processing involved in creating a song.

It usually starts with one melody or hook that Lewi (singer) brings in to the practice room.

 

The whole band will try to expand on the idea and take it from an acoustic song to a full band song.

 

After some drum beats and bass have been laid down Terry uses his magic to put some synth noises on top of it. This opens the song up a lot more and different melodies pop out at us which are usually used for different sections such as middle eight etc.

 

We have found recording our demos into Logic has helped us a lot as we can edit sections and try different parts of the song much easier.

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Elaborate on the themes of most of your songs.

A lot of the lyrics are about life experiences through the eyes of a 24-year-old. You’ve got to think about them though as some of them aren’t too obvious what they are about, almost cryptic. I suppose you’ve got to draw your own interpretations.

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Tell us your greatest musical works up to date.

How you define greatest is hard, in terms of number crunching our track “Saint Or Sinner” has just reached 140,000 Spotify plays, which is the most we’ve ever had for a track.

 

But I think the entire band agree “Codependence” is our best song…It was added to music playlists of radio stations like Radio X and BBC 6; which is great.

 

When we play this song live it’s what the crowd really connect to.

 

It’s got this anthemic chanty chorus that we imagine thousands of people singing back at us, people on each other’s shoulders, flares the lot.

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Tell us those behind your music process.

The band are Lewis Pike (singer guitar) Anton Eager (drums) Terry Eaves (guitar synth) and Callum Fitzpatrick (Fitzy) (bass guitar).

 

Lewi starts the ball rolling with a melody or a concept and the band add flesh to it.

 

Once we get a version of a song we are happy with we take it into Parr Street Studios.

 

We currently work with two different producers Chris Taylor and Alex Quinn as they know what sound we are aiming for and are both sonic geniuses. They offer useful suggestions to us about parts and song structure and it is extremely beneficial. They act as a third party listening to the song and offer improvements to make it better.

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

Social media mainly.

 

We try and create engaging and top quality artwork and content.

 

Playing as many of the right gigs as possible also works.

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

We want bigger crowds more radio play and more streams. We just want to grow. We are aiming to do this by creating the best music possible and being ourselves, it’s worked up until this point.

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

I think the way we consume songs it’s so disposable in this day and age. I remember when I was a kid and I had CDs I would listen to the same CDs over and over again. Nowadays we’ve got every song on the planet at our fingertips, you sort of become desensitized and great songs pass you by and are taken for granted.

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Tell the greatest mistake to avoid while making a song.

I don’t feel like we are in the position to be giving this advice out. The song should be whatever you want it to be. I can only tell of our mistakes, but our mistakes mightn’t be a mistake to other people’s songs depending on what they are going for musically.

 

We’ve recorded at cheap recording studios and released music I think too early, that music sticks in people’s mind and leaves an impression about the brand. Don’t release poorly recorded material.

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Tell us how you boost your performance. 

Enjoying what you do.

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Explain the structure of the song.

The Cheap Thrill’s song structures are easy. A couple of verses a huge chorus and a little change. Maybe we should start mixing it up so it doesn’t become too repetitive.

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Discuss how the instruments come together for a song.

It usually starts with bass and drums laying a foundation/feel for Terry (synth) to play with over the top. Once Terry has his lead part we base the whole song off that and jam things together until it feels like it works

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Tell if you consider acting in a movie.

I honestly don’t think I could, I’d laugh too much. I’d make a good blooper reel though.

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Tell us how you eliminate noise in your recordings.

We use hum debugger pedals which work great. You’ve got to be conscious of standing too close to mics and remember to hold your strings when you aren’t playing as well.

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List the name of artists you cherish most.

Tame Impala

Oasis

 

Arctic Monkeys

 

The Strokes

 

David Bowie

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Tell us how you get inspiration.

Just listening to music – We’ve been listening to a load of 80s synth-pop songs as of late and they are brilliant.

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Elaborate on the song.

‘Smile When You Sleep’ lists our problems with sleep in various different ways but I think it highlights the beauty of sleep too.

 

It also questions how you feel sleeping with someone else as opposed to sleeping alone.

 

It’s always about progression with songs for us. We want people to connect to these tunes and sing them back to us.

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

 “Cheap Thrills” is a line from The Sex Pistols song “New York” we’ve been in this band since we were kids and it summed us up at the time. It still does in a way.

 

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Bianca Bazin – White Water

 

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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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Share your press release and review with us.        

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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