J.C

 

 

 

J.C

 

 

Now a university graduate with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, at only the age of 23, J.C has managed to craft a unique and creative sound that distinguishes him from other artists. In doing most of his production by himself, J.C wishes to continue to enhance his skills further and put forth the knowledge and experience he has learnt over the years towards music. J.C has transcribed his life into music ever since he was a little kid and has now decided to make his passion his priority. By using his words through his voice J.C believes that he can help influence and change the world for the better. J.C is an independent artist with no management. Keep an eye out for this underdog because with the right support and his continued persistency and discipline this rapper may be on the come up.

Emma G

 

 

Emma G

Emma G

 

 

Discuss your personality.

I am a singer / songwriter originally from New Zealand, but moved to Washington DC is November 2015 to pursue a more serious career in music. Despite 24 surgeries, battles with loved ones dying and/or committing suicide, struggling with depression myself, and coping with a history of sexual assault, my number one motto is smiling in the face of adversity. I am positive, empowered, strong, and resilient. I am all about love; which are some of the key messages I like to portray through my music.

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Brief us about you as a musician.

A combination of Adele, Pink, Alanis Morrissette and Tracy Chapman; Emma G describes her sound as soul pop-rock.

 

Musician, singer, songwriter, Emma G’s sultry tones are punctuated with a gutsy quality that hammers home her messages of empowerment, love and respect.

 

After releasing eight singles and successfully charting a number 10 album on the New Zealand Top40 with her band, Static Era; Emma G moved to Washington DC from Auckland, New Zealand to pursue a solo career in music in November 2015. Working full time as a street performer, she also plays in various clubs, bars and community events throughout the city – and often far beyond. In the last year, she has played The Whitehouse, The Kennedy Center, The National Cherry Blossom-, and Smithsonian Folklife festivals, Arena Stage, toured California twice (including iconic music venues The Mint and The Viper Room), completed an 18 date tour of New Zealand, released two solo acoustic EP’s, her studio singles “King for a Day” and “SOLD (Take a Shot), her debut studio album “Taking Flight”, and been featured three times on Fox 5, in Washingtonian Magazine’s “Best of DC” edition, and had some radio play.

 

“Music has always been my voice”, Emma G explains. “It’s my voice of strength – of unity – and of self-expression. I’ve had 24 surgeries in my life; friends end their lives, and had my share of grief; but music has always been a beacon of hope and light”.

 

She has fast become an established and much-loved personality on DC’s busking circuit, where she is known as the Kiwi girl who plays great songs and gives great hugs. “It’s great, because the spirit of the city is incredible,” she said in a 2016 interview. “The people are super nice, and really supportive of what I do.” But with her career blossoming and fame surely beckoning, who knows what is around the corner. “Life is an adventure. The best adventures have unknown outcomes.”

 

To stay up to date on Emma G’s journey:

 

Website

Facebook

Patreon / Twitter / IG / YouTube / Spotify

@emmagmusic

Soundcloud

@emmag-music

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Go into details on what have changed in your life for choosing music as a career.

Music has always been in my blood. I started writing songs when I was five years old, to connect with my friends and family, but mostly to communicate the struggles of what it means to be a child who had undergone her first brain surgery at the age of 4 months old. Since then, music has served as the connector between me and my fans.

 

Since going full time with music, I have become somewhat of a workaholic, but I thoroughly enjoy my life. It’s important to me that I maintain a healthy lifestyle surrounding my mental, physical, spiritual, social and emotional well-being, and music has been able to fulfill this for me. I travel a lot more now, and have built some fantastic relationships with my dedicated audience. I’ve also been able to play some phenomenal venues around America.

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Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career.

The benefits for me have mostly been around doing what I love day in and day out. Being able to connect with people, empower them to enjoy their days/lives, find their own inner strength and authenticity is an incredible feeling, and amazing opportunity.

 

The drawbacks for me have been largely around lack of sleep because there are never enough hours in the day to do all that needs to be done. There are also some incredibly sleazy people in the industry, which has been difficult to navigate around. SOLD (Take a Shot) was in reference to one of these people in particular.

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Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.

Authenticity, authenticity, authenticity.

 

Fame is a weird concept: because it’s so not part of a person, but more what people THINK of a person. My mother raised me to always know who I am, and what I’m about, so as long as fame presents itself in a way that enables me to uplift, motivate, inspire or empower my audience. I don’t think I’ll have to manage my life any differently. We’re all people; I just love making music for a living.

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Elaborate on the story line of this song.

When I first moved to Washington DC, a fan passed my music on to one of his contacts who works for a huge label based in LA with the hopes of helping me get signed. I was in communication with this person via phone calls and texts for a few months to establish a time and place that we could meet to discuss my music more fully. He seemed to like what he heard and saw in my public image; however, six months later I still hadn’t met with him in person. He came to DC and wanted to meet with me in person, however before we met, he wanted to double check that I was going to be marketable, and demanded I send him naked pictures of myself before he would think about signing me. I was horrified, and wrote SOLD (Take a Shot) the next day, before going into the studio the day after that. 48hours and the song was written and recorded.

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Tell us means of connecting you and purchasing your music online.

Website

Patreon

(where you can support my career and get exclusive content)

Bandcamp

(where you can purchase my music)

Instagram

Twitter

Facebook

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Let us know the greatest moment of your music career.

I had a woman hand me a letter once outlining how much of an impact I’ve had on her life since she first came across my music. It was incredibly moving and I was tearing up while reading it – we never know the full impact we have on each other!

 

On a more aesthetic level, I was privileged enough to play alongside Dave Chappelle last year, which was amazing.

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Tell us the highest amount of money you have ever received from your music career and how it happened.

I’ve done corporate shows for $1000.

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Discuss your experience pertaining live performances, gigs, shows and tours.

I work as both a performer doing shows at clubs, venues, events, and festivals, but I also work as a street performer as well. All of these platforms are incredibly different, but it really is all about connecting with people, and having fun. Bringing your A Game to everything you do!

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Tell us how you relate with your fans.

I’ve actually been dubbed the hug dealer of DC. I have an incredibly close relationship with my fans; via social media, email, performances… I sing for, with and to them. I try to connect with their stories too, so that we can all enjoy this journey together.

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Tell us what you will like to change if you have the chance to turn back the hands of time.

I would have learned time management earlier!

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Tell us the most important people that have boosted your music career and how you met them.

I’ve been very blessed to have such support from a huge number of people; I don’t know who the most important would be though – since everyone has played a huge role towards where I’m at right now. I think some of the most ongoing supportive people in my journey thus far have been my mother: for all of her investments into my career, my old band Static Era who I played with in New Zealand, and I learned a LOT from, and the ongoing support from various media channels both in New Zealand and Washington DC: for all of their support and publicity!

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Brief us on what you have in mind before considering music as a career.

When I was seven years old, I wrote a list of five things I wanted to do:

1. Mother

2. Famous musician

3. Author

4. Clothing designer

5. Teacher

 

So I taught music for several years at a university in New Zealand, I was a youth worker for the YMCA, I worked in radio, and I’ve been performing since I was ten years old!

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Discuss your good and bad experience in life.

Life always has its good and bad experiences – it’s impossible to list them all! But the negative experiences that have really shaped me have been my best friend dying when I was 19 just months after my ex committed suicide, and months before my surrogate father died from alcohol abuse. My real father just passed away this year in January. It’s from these types of experiences that we really learn to dig deep in ourselves, and learn how to stand up and channel those memories in a positive way; I do music for myself, and for my fans, but I also do it for my father, my best friend and anyone who has contemplated suicide or substance abuse.

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Name the artists that have influenced the world.

Prince, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Pink, U2, Amanda Palmer, En Vogue, The Spice Girls even… there are so many who have influenced the world politically, but also socially. I especially resonate with those who are standing up for equality, feminism and ethnic diversity.

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Tell us about your moment of rejections as a musician and how you are able to cope and move on.

I’m not going to be everyone’s cup of tea… especially if the person prefers coffee! There are always rejections, but the key is to know yourself, stay true to yourself and keep pushing forward. If you can’t see the light, be the light. Also, in 2018, there are so many new avenues that are constantly presenting themselves; it’s no longer about doing things a particular way or getting discovered, because there are so many new ways to build your audience and make music!

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Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received about your music.

I actually couldn’t tell you – I don’t tend to hold on to negativity!

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Elaborate on the recording process of this song.

I had met the rapper, Tony B, several months earlier, and he wanted to collaborate with me. He had a studio in mind that he wanted to work from, so we set up the time and date. It just happened to align perfectly with the A&R approaching me and asking for naked pictures, before I wrote the song, sent him a demo recording and we hit the studio. He wrote his verses while I was laying down the guitar and vocals, then we worked with our producer Flightboy to build a track around the guitar, vocals and rap.

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State the official date of release.

November 3rd, 2017.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Emma G: because my last name is far too complicated!

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

SOLD (Take a Shot): which is making fun of the idea of selling out: using my sexuality to get ahead, which I refused to do.

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

TAKING FLIGHT, partly in reference to my flying to America to elevate my career, partly in reference to the success I’ve had thus far, and partly in reference to my producer: Flightboy.

 

Samad Savage

Samad Savage

 

 

 

Samad Savage

Samad Savage

 

 

Samad Savage

Tell us everything will need to know about you.

I’m a New Jersey Artist for the change of the world through the power of music for unity, peace and love.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

At the moment; Lo-Fi Hip Hop. It soothes me, makes it easier to think and I and my homies freestyle to it.

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

I’ve performed in front of 10 people to 3,000 people. I did my own concert in my town last year and over 400 people showed up, so yes, that was awesome. I’m also performing down at SXSW this year and have plans to do more shows. Joe Budden believes in me, but I’d still go as hard as I can regardless of who approves or disapproves. Redman also gave me a head nod of approval so that was super hype. Both of those rappers are from N.J., by the way.

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Tell us the theme of your song.

My song is pretty much me spazzing with as many multi syllable rhymes I can do, while being entertaining your ears with a groovy, early 2000s sounding beat produced by yours truly. I just really wanted to focus on a time where, Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, M.O.P. and Pharrell were all I heard on the radio….When the radio was legit what the people wanted to hear all the time.

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Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.

I would like to thank my manager, label, agent and PR .i.e. me (haha). I want to thank my mom for creating me, my girlfriend for endlessly supporting me, my current listeners that keep keeping up with my music and moves and last, but not least, God.

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Tell us about your future goals.

I truly want to become a leader the people can trust to lead other into leadership with my music. I want to be all my favorite people combined, flushing out the bad things such as drugs and alcohol and just be what those people were to me to the next couple of generations growing up in this unique, weird world where uniqueness and weirdness is shunned.

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Go into detail about your opinion on religion and politics.

I feel like there’s only one God and that people should just think about that instead of focusing on our differences. I feel anyone should be able to believe what they want and act on it as long as it doesn’t harm or verbally offend anyone. Like I wish homophobes would just feel how they feel, but just stop trying to impede other people on what they want to do. Even better, why must some racists scream racial slurs or pull hijabs off? Just feel how you feel and keep it moving. Just me being an American and expressing my first amendment rights…right?

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Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.

I feel like I make people want to be better. A lot of people work out to my music. I also have shared some life experiences in my songs (Not this one) that people have contacted me in their emotions telling me how much it means to relate to someone and they call me brave. When honestly I just feel as if I went through my past so I can rap about it and make people feel not so lonely. Not everyone can really rap and speak the truth.

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Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry.

The internet is king now. Which gives many artists freedom to do as they please, but now it’s over-saturated with nonsense and gimmicks.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

Kanye West, Timbaland and JKuch for production and creativity.

Lupe Fiasco, Kendrick Lamar and Andre 3000 for story telling.

Eminem, Big Daddy Kane and Big Pun for bars. J-Cole, Kyle and John Legend for vibes.

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Give us the links to your social network and stores.

Instagram

Twitter

Facebook

YouTube

Website

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.

I usually play with words like math. I think that’s actually why I almost never used the same flows. I write in my iPhone notes app because I write way slower than I think. Everything in the room has to stop when I’m writing to. I write my best stuff around 3.00AM though.

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.

I love to collaborate, but with people I actually want to collaborate with. Paid features are fun sometimes to, but it’s nothing like the magic of rapping with an artist you really rock with.

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Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people to dance or making the kind of music with genuine message that inspires them.

Why not do both? That’s actually where I’m at right now.

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Tell us what you know about copyright.

A lot, I’m protected. Wish more artists knew about it.

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Discuss the impact of a Performing Rights Organization.

They changed the culture and are here for the actual artists out here.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

Practicing or learning a new instrument and do what people tell you shouldn’t.

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Go into detail on the recording process of this song.

I record myself to be honest; I built my own little studio in my apartment. My neighbors don’t mind because they think I sound dope haha.

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Discuss your music performance.

I don’t want to say too much because I try to surprise people with new things every time they see me. Also, if you give up the recipe, everyone will have the sauce.

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State the official date of release.

November 21st 2017 for the song and February 19th 2018 for the Music Video.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

I am Samad Savage, No I’m not a drill or trap rapper, I just feel like being yourself unapologetically is the most savage thing you can do now-a-days.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

OMG…it means “on my grind”…no it really means “Oh My Gosh” haha. It’s a reaction to the bars and beat, but also me paying homage to Busta Rhymes verse on “Scenario” by A Tribe Called Quest. Rest in Peace Phife.

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

The Gray area. I’m not just conscious, nor just trap. I’m not a saint, nor a devil. I’m not rap’s savior, nor am I the reason why rap is trash now. I’m in between the black and white of it all. I’m The Gray Area.

 

EveryOneBand

EveryOneBand

EveryOneBand

EveryOneBand

 

 

 

 

EveryOneBand

 

Stand By You is the first single from EveryOneBand and features vocals from Paul Kelly, Izzi Manfredi, Jimmy Barnes, Megan Washington, Peter Garrett, Suze DeMarchi, Ross Wilson, Katie Noonan, Richard Clapton, Tommy O’Dell, Kate Miller-Heidke, Steve Kilbey, Alex Smith, Diesel, Jade MacRae, Kirin J Callinan, Emma Dean and Gary Pinto, accompanied by the Café At The Gate Of Salvation Gospel Choir, The Soulfood Choir and over 500 other singers.

 

 

 

With over 2,000 musicians on the recording, Stand By You is powered by over 240 drummers, percussionists and bass players; over 260 guitarists (led by Ian Moss, Martin Rotsey, Diesel, Jack Moffitt, Johnny Took, Dave Leslie, Brendan Gallagher and Murray Cook). There’s a 66 piece string section (including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra), and Wiggle Jeff Fatt led the 70+ strong piano and keyboard cohort.

 

 

 

The HUGS, BUMS and Blue MUGS were just a few of the ukulele groups to submit their parts, creating the EveryOneBand Uke Union of over 660! And there were over 200 other recordings of every instrument imaginable – even bagpipes from Anthony Field!

 

 

Producers Mark Callaghan (GANGgajang) and David Nicholas (INXS, Elton John) spent weeks editing vocals, aligning files and sub-mixing before completing the epic final epic mix.

 

 

 

EveryOneBand is the biggest band and largest interactive recording project ever. 100% of all record royalties and all profit from merchandise goes to Support Act, the Australian music charity assisting musicians, road crew and anyone that has worked professionally in music (and yes, you can still join the band, just head to Website and join, it’s free!)

 

 

 

Stand By You is released on Friday, 1 June 2018.

 

 

 

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Nonstop Electronic Music By Schaltkreis Wassermann, PJ Wassermann

Schaltkreis Wassermann

Nonstop Electronic Music By Schaltkreis Wassermann, PJ Wassermann

Nonstop Electronic Music
By Schaltkreis Wassermann, PJ Wassermann

 

 

Schaltkreis Wassermann

Schaltkreis Wassermann is a veteran group of early 80s electronica with their cult album PSYCHOTRON. The duo of Stella & PJ Wassermann fused wild psychedelic experiments with their exploration of analog synthesizers.

 

 

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