Friday, December 19, 2014

YouTube News

YouTube News

A band called Walk The Moon released a song this year called "Shut Up and dance" the music video now up on YouTube, is fun, simple, and refreshing.  It's the perfect pick me up on a rainy day.  Do yourself a favor and watch here:

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What better way to start the new year than with a new music video show casing your new work.  If you are an artists looking to shoot a music video check out our website at:  If you are an artist who still needs mastering done on a song, we can introduce you to our producer.  We would love nothing more than to be that helping hand you've been looking for and get your music were into the hands of the right people.  Take that next step, get your professional video ready for the new year! 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

10 Simple Rules of Songwriting:

Do Not Be A Perfectionist

Write as much as you possibly can.  Have songs constantly going out.  As stated in the title, do not be a perfectionist.  The idea is to improve over time, not to sit down and instantly have the song flowing out of your mind onto your paper.  Give yourself the time and freedom to experiment without pressure.  This way you will develop the creative side of your brain instead of the over analytical part.  

Get Feedback Often

Be fearless with your songs.  It IS okay if you write a terrible song.  What’s not okay is trying to convince everyone that it’s a wonderful song.  That just makes you look bad.  Allow people to give you their honest opinions.  Take note, and start to learn what actually works.

Hot And Cold

I am talking about combining opposites such as spiccato and ligatto (short and long). When you have long held chords, try a shorter or snappier vocal line. Have a funky bass line? You might want to opt for a simpler, more solid guitar part. It’s simple stuff, but worth thinking about when writing or producing.

Learn To Unlearn 

As you learn to write songs we naturally analyze what works and what does not work.  We absorb new chord structures and develop an obsession for doing things the correct way.  This is great for improving song writing, but somewhere along the way you may lose the ability to invent something new.  Don’t be afraid to break the rules.  If it sounds good to you then do it.  Bring your own unique flare to the song.  

The Disadvantage of Talent 

It’s okay to fail because thats how you learn what works or more so what doesn’t work.  You do not have to start out with a load of born talent.  If this is something you love doing.  Bring that passion and love to your song writing and then, just like anything else you can become one of the best talents in the industry.  Believe in what you do.  Own it or else no one else will. 

See The Bigger Picture

Once you have the technical knowledge you need to write music, try to develop the part of your brain that can listen to and analyze the whole picture rather than simply focusing on tiny details.
You should be able to hear what is needed to make your songs work.  Does it need more emotion? More energy?  Is the vocal melody boring?  If you were only the listener and not the writer would this song catch your ear after the first listen? In focusing on the whole picture you are able to find the answers quicker by being honest and brutal with yourself. 

Say It Differently

We all know that there are common lyrical themes in music.  I would guess that the topic of love is the most widely used lyrical theme.  Using tried-and-tested themes can be a good thing, but you should always try saying it differently.  Bring your own unique flare to the situation of the song. 

Simplicity Is Key

So many musicians agree that the best songs are the simplest, yet they cannot seem to write simple songs themselves?  It’s like a musicians curse to assume that complicated means better.  Get used to writing simpler songs that have more hooks and adhere to common (natural) arrangement structures.

 Working With Others

Even if you don’t like working with others, try it! You will see that in most cases more creative brains put together (not too many) are usually better than one.  Working with other artists forces you to move away fro your comfort zone and potentially write better songs.  This also allows opportunity for in put from other artists.

Take Breaks 

Have you ever worked on a song for hours upon hours and been completely disappointed with the end-result?  It happens! Doing anything creative can lead you down a road of endless ideas that without breaks will cause you to walk down the most frustrating of roads that possibly leads to complete kayos.  So give yourself a break, relax, and enjoy what you are creating.   
Now, can’t wait to hear your song playing on the top ten! Own it! 

Friday, December 5, 2014

The 2015 Grammy Nominees:

This Friday (December 5, 2015) “CBS this morning” unveiled the 2015 Grammy Nominees! 

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Sail Out, Jhené Aiko
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
X, Chris Brown
Mali Is…, Mali Music
GIRL, Pharrell Williams
Best Rock Song:
“Ain’t It Fun,” Paramore
“Blue Moon,” Beck
“Fever,” Black Keys
“Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams
“Lazaretto,” Jack White
Best Rock Album:
Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
Morning Phase, Beck
Turn Blue, The Black Keys
Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Songs of Innocence, U2
Best Country Album: 
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
 Brandy Clark
Miranda Lambert  
Lee Ann Womack.
Best New Artist:
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith
Song of the Year
“All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
“Stay With Me” (Darkchild version), Sam Smith
“Take Me To Church,” Hozier
Best Rap Performance
“3005,” Childish Gambino
“0 To 100/ The Catch Up,” Drake
“Rap God,” Eminem
“i,” Kendrick Lamar
“All I Need Is You,” Lecrae
Best Alt Music Album
This Is All Yours, Alt-J
Reflektor, Arcade Fire
Melophobia, Cage The Elephant
St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Lazaretto, Jack White
Best Rap Album
The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem
Because The Internet, Childish Gambino
The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa
Oxymoron, Schoolboy Q
Nobody’s Smiling, Common
Best Country Solo
“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church
“Invisible,”Hunter Hayes
“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert
“Something In The Water,” Carrie Underwood
“Cop Car,” Keith Urban
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
“Sky Full Of Stars,” Coldplay
“Say Something,” A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera
“Bang Bang,” Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
“Dark Horse,” Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
Best Music Video
“We Exist,” Arcade Fire
“Turn Down For What,” DJ Snake featuring Lil Jon
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Happy,” Pharrell
“The Golden Age,” Woodkid feat. Max Richter
Record of the Year:
“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith
“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
“All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
Best Pop Vocal Album: 
Ghost Stories, Coldplay
Bangerz, Miley Cyrus
My Everything, Ariana Grande
Prism, Katy Perry
X, Ed Sheeran
In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

The 57th annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 8, 2015. More nominations will roll out throughout the day and we’ll keep you in the loop as they do. But you’ll have to wait until tonight’s one-hour “A Very GRAMMY Christmas” special to find out which releases are up for Album of the Year.

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