Funny how different music recording is now from when I started. My journey with actual recording started as a teenager when I won a contest for songwriting. The prize was 2 songs arranged and produced in a big studio. It was an exciting experience, and it helped me realize how I could fully actualize my songs. Until then I didn’t really know what to do with the songs I was writing. That’s when I discovered the 4-track recorder. And here it is: Yep, I know. I’ve never been able to bring myself to get rid of it. I’m a bit… Read more »
Here’s another one of my latest demos: “Surrender.” **It’s dance/pop with female vocals in the style of Lady Gaga.
OK, so I know this is totally random idea. But I’ve always loved the show Star Trek and it’s various incarnations, and Mr. Spock has always been my favorite character from the show. And he was musical: he played some Vulcan string instrument that looked like a lyre and sang sometimes.
Here’s a single that’s available on iTunes and Amazon. “Candy” is by Miss Jess, a pop/R&B artist with a unique soulful voice. Take a listen!
For a while, I’ve wanted to take a musical road trip of the US by visiting different cities known for their active music culture, or contribution to modern music. I’ve also wanted to visit various musical museums on some of the road trips I’ve taken (my husband and I like to travel). I’ve gotten to some of the places but I’d like to visit more. So I thought it would be fun to do a blog series on these places. I figure this will be good research for what to see and hear for when I do get there. Places… Read more »
I saw a music quote that said “sometimes it’s not the song that makes you emotional, it’s the people and things that come to your mind when you hear it.” I’ve always felt like I’ve had a soundtrack to my life- and I’m sure you do too. Even the first notes of a certain song can take me to a moment in a heartbeat. Good, bad, or ugly. Some songs remind me of travelling – last year my husband and I drove across the US with our Airstream. And every time we picked up a pop station on the radio it was playing Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors.” … Read more »
Just when I thought the music award shows were over, it’s time for another: The Billboard Music Awards 2014. I watched it with my husband and a cupcake. (Of course we flipped during the commercials.) While watching I learned some interesting factoids: The band “5 Seconds of Summer” is from Australia. Did not know that. I learned that my husband found the lyric line “99 problems and not one of them is you” from Ariana Grande’s song “Problem” funny. Lol. He had a good chuckle over it. But she sounded really good and hit the high notes. I also learned… Read more »
I met vocalist Ria Eaton 2 1/2 years ago when she recorded a couple of my songs. I think she has a fantastic voice, a unique artist vision, and the persistence to make things happen. So when I heard that she made it to the blind audition stage of NBC’s hit TV show, “The Voice,” I wasn’t surprised at all. She had 2 mentors vying for her attention, and she ended up choosing to be on Blake Shelton’s team. I wanted to ask her some questions about her experience on the show. How did you feel going on stage… Read more »
I’ve been in a dance writing thing lately. It’s a totally fun genre to work in, and once I started, I couldn’t seem to stop. Here’s one of the results of my dance madness, “Will I.” I wanted to go on a sonic adventure with the track and tried to keep surprises coming around every corner. It was fun! It’s reminiscent of David Guetta, and has powerhouse vocals by Taryn Murphy. Take a listen! For artists who would like to record it, “Will I” has a dynamic vocal range, great for showing off your chops. For sync licensing purposes, it… Read more »
Welcome to the re-launch of my new, blog-style website! I thought it would be nice to have a blog in my site to be able to keep you up-to-date with new songs and instrumentals and news. As well as tidbits, and musical notes. (I made a pun! What a surprise- I’m not usually very at good at being funny.:-) So take a look around, take a listen…check things out! If you’re an artist or artist’s representative looking for material for a demo or album, please get in touch. And if you found something you like to license for a tv show,… Read more »