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Wall Street Journal printed an interesting read in Friday August 13 edition of Arts & Entertainment section. Article “The Secrets of Songwriters” by John Jurgensen provided accounts of well-known songs and songwriters. Two things that rang out:
1. It only takes one song to change your life: This statement I have heard before from artist / songwriter Sean Garrett as his own personal testimony and ironically John Jurgensen exposes the beginnings of songwriter Tom Douglas – a fascinating story. You might recognize the magnificent song “The House That Built Me” as one of Mr. Douglas’s number one chart toppers.
2. Demo version vs. Artist version & Male vs. Female vocalist: The article has both versions (demo & artist) posted for listening. After listening to both versions, the demo version of the male vocalist exemplifies ownership of the song. Emotions reciprocated throughout the entire song and it appeared not rushed. The final thought was perhaps it was just a personal preference of the performace of the song, but decided to preview the comments section of the article – lo and behold! – a commenter mentions the same thoughts about the demo. What do you think? Preview the article at the link below.
Before hearing of Eat Pray Love movie adaptation starring Julia Roberts of bestseller book of the same title YAYNOC posted January 2010 about the inspirational video Elizabeth Gilbert presented on TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Ideas Worth Spreading. In light of the movie release date August 13, it is timely to revisit the post. Click the link below to see post contents.
Yesterday was an awesome day for YAYNOC…….back in the studio. What a tremendous day and huge success. Let’s stay focused and get it done. Special thanks to our studio engineer Adam. Fans hold tight…..it’s coming!!
Thank You Crew!
BMI, Catherine Brewton, and MEISA of Georgia State University did it again! Friday April 16th, 2010 they hosted another round of Music 101 titled Songwriting – “How I Wrote the Song.” This was a phenomenal event hosted by Catherine Brewton – VP, Writer-Publisher Relations BMI and a panelist of humble, dedicated, “truth speaker-Sean Garrett” and songwriters in the music industry.
The broad panelist spectrum spread from “the young urban and gospel songwriter” to “the best teacher is experience songwriter,” a magnificent approach for the audience. See below the roster and the BMI provided biography (click the PDF button).
- Kevin Cossom – Recording Artist/Songwriter
- Jonathan Nelson – Recording Artist/Songwriter
- J.Que – Songwriter/Producer
- Jazze Pha – Songwriter/Producer
- Sean Garrett -Recording Artist/Songwriter
A song can come anytime from anywhere, a thought, visual, or even while on ‘wifey detail” like gospel songwriter Jonathan Nelson. Mr. Nelson shared with the audience he was home cleaning when the song ”My Name is Victory” propositioned him and the rest is history.
Many other interesting and fascinating stories of “How I Wrote the Song” were presented and from YAYNOC REORDS we say Thank You for sharing!
Mr. Smokey Robinson one of the greatest songwriter, vocalist, and entertainer for decades gives sound advice for the young, mature, and established artist at the SouthbySouthwest Music Festival 2010. “Thicken your skin” and “do not take yourself so seriously,” said Mr. Robinson. This is the advice from a man that has successfully spanned the music business for years and continues at the young age of 70.
BMI often times host knowledge-base events for the general public totally free of charge and encourage those seeking to enter the music industry to maximize on these events by meeting and greeting some of the industries key movers and shakers as well as increasing ones knowledge of the business. BMI and MEISA (Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association - Georgia State University) hosted the most recent event in Atlanta, Georgia on February 18th, 2010 with number turnout.
The event’s facilitator/moderator was Catherine Brewton, VP Writer-Publisher Relations BMI and lists of the industry panelist were:
- Leotis Clyburn, Senior Director, Creative, EMI Music Publishing
- Kurt Denny, Clubhouse Productions
- Juan Madrid, VP Urban A&R, Warner Chappell
- KeKe Smith, EVP of Publishing and Production, 8th Grade Music Publishing & BME Recordings
- DJ Toomp, Super Producer/Zone Boy Productions (Kanye West, Jay-Z, T.I., Young Jeezy, Ludacris)
What is music publishing? Well, this podcast courtesy of “Authentik” and Scott Austin will provide a general overview of music publishing, however certainly there are books and web links dedicated to the topic.
This podcast is the property of Authentik and appreciative for allowing the community to share great music information. Please visit Authentik @ http://authentikartists.com/. Parties are not endorsers of YAYNOC RECORDS views.
Key question and answer the panelist wanted the audience to take from the event.
Q. How do you find a good music publisher?
A. Songwriters Association & Relationships – Relationships was the highlight of the evening. The panelist wanted to drive home the importance of this word (relationship). If by chance you have encountered a relationship in the business, honor the relationship that opened the door of your career or could possibly open the door. Travel through the chain of that relationship with respect so as not to blacklist you and your efforts.
Today has been designated as Valentine’s Day and on the premise history of this day, a day of love and passion. YAYNOC RECORDS is playing the day in a different key: a day of passion and love for music and how to express music using key emotions. To help explain “Music Love Day” a magnificent video courtesy of Artistshousemusic and David Kershenbaum is posted to elaborate.
David Kershenbaum is a producer, multi-Grammy award winner, and the man behind Music Pros Hollywood. His bio can be found on his site via this link http://www.musicproshollywood.com/davids-career/.