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Music Farmer Music Review: DeDe's Fairy Tale Song!

Find a new music crop review harvested right here: http://dede-music.com/blog DeDe:) the Music Farmer DeDe, "The Fairy Tale Song" See full review Here Feb 14, 2015 DeDe's a contemporary pop artist with a knack for inspiration. Her music is both upbeat and fun, and seems to be a good fit with other artists like Sara Bareilles and Avril Lavigne. DeDe released a music video for her tune, "The Fairy Tale Song." The video is both whimsical and quirky, incorporating her live action self into an animated world. The video is extremely fun, and the song is a perfect fit for easily listening & mainstream pop radio. Check out DeDe's video below, and check out her stuff on iTunes, Facebook, & more! DeDe's Official Site: http:www.dede-music.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DeDeWedekind iTunes: https://www.itunes.com/1DWedekind Twitter: @DeDeWMusic

And The Results Are In...Jan. Contest Wins!

...OR: How a few Songwriting Awards Take the "Bite" out of Winter for DeDe :) Winter's definitely here, and I've been hearing about how cold it's been all around the US from my friends, fans & family. Fortunately, we got a bit of a break this week and it's been sunny and MUCH warmer in the Houston area:) I appreciate each and every one of my fans, and I really appreciate you signing up on my Sign Up page for my monthly fan news, and spreading the word about my music! And I love hearing from my fans, so please check out my About page, and feel free to contact me! www.DeDe-Music.com/About It's been a busy couple of months, and I wanted to share some good news I got this week. I was named a FINALIST in the UK Songwriting Competition for the 2nd year in a row with my song, Blame It On the Summertime. Last year, my finalist song was The Plans I Have for You. I also was grateful to receive some CASH for winning 2nd place in 2 Categories of the 2014 Dallas Songwriting Contest, for The Plans I Have for You, and also for my instrumental version of One Child, which I call, Change the World. These Dallas folks are pretty cool, and tons of songwriters from all over the world enter their annual contest, so it's pretty cool to also get a few nifty certificates from them too. I really appreciate you Liking me on Facebook, sharing my posts, listening to and purchasing my music. This helps support Indie Artists like me, and gives us encouragement to keep on writing music and performing. I also appreciate you guys in the Houston area who've attended some of my shows and performances. You can see all my upcoming shows here: www.DeDe-Music.com/Shows Plans for 2015: I've been writing with my label management (Kevin @ Dominion Entertainment), in LA. They've worked with Jewel, Hillary Duff and Pink, among others, and we've got great synergy as a songwriting team. I think you'll hear more depth and thought provoking lyrics and some cool new directions in my songs, which are slated to be released sometime around summer 2015. Best blessings to you and yours in 2015, and all the best music! DeDe :) LIKE DeDe on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/DeDeWedekind Subscribe to DeDe on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/Dede

My November News!

What are YOU thankful for? Here are some of the things I'm grateful for: 1. our VETERANS and current Military folks who keep America free! 2. my family & friends (and fans!) 3. My new record label Dominion Entertainment 4. the gift of music 5. my husband, Larry 6. my adorable doggies Cookie & Sugar 7. holidays & time off to gather with those we love 8. God and the USA 9. receiving Holiday ALBUM of the YEAR & Adult Contemporary ALBUM of the YEAR at the 2014 IMEA Awards Enjoy your fall as we head into winter & please feel free to email me back and let me know what's going on in your world, okay? And by all means I'd love to catch up and see you at one of my public shows: FRIDAY after Thanksgiving Nov. 28th, 6:30-9:30pm Holiday dinner and show @Amedeos Humble/Kingwood. Featuring hits from the 60's -2000's along with some country, pop, jazz, & holiday music. Why cook? Enjoy a great dinner and music with friends & family. Reservations highly recommended: www.amedeos.net, 281-359-4451. SATURDAY Dec. 20th, Two Shows: 2pm & 7pm. @World-Renowned Liberty Opry, Liberty Texas. DeDe (and Larry) will perform holiday classics & originals. Tickets: only $15 Great food for between or before/after shows. Individuals/Groups: (please purchase tickets in advance, shows sell out): www.libertyopry.com, Nina: 936-336-5830 All the BEST to you and yours, DeDe :) www.DeDe-Music.com My Gift for FANS: FREE US Shipping! for as many hardcopies of my CD's as you want-make great gifts! World of Christmas- 2014 Album of the Year: $12.99 ea, Clear Skies Ahead $12.99 ea, Love & Fairy Tales $9.99 ea. Send email to: divaprince@centurylink.net Please READ & FOLLOW my Music BLOG here: http://dedewedekind.blogspot.com/

Please VOTE for me, DeDe at the IMEA #Music AWARDS!

Hi, I'm nominated in 9 CATEGORIES, please VOTE here: http://www.imeaawards.com/vote/ Click on MUISC, vote & scroll to end & click Submit. Thanks so much! DeDe W. :)

How to Make GREAT MUSIC Videos!

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How to Write REALLY GREAT SONGS by DeDe

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My BEST RADIO INTERVIEW EVER! DeDe on Mulberry Lane

Click to listen: https://soundcloud.com/mulberrylane/dede-wedekind-the-mulberry-1 This is DeDe's favorite radio interview of all time! These girls from Omaha are the super talented Mulberry Lane Sisters who sing, compose, play instruments, and perform their own music, and write & produce their own great radio show weekly! Listen in for DeDe's short, fun, and behind the scenes glimpse of her latest album, World of Christmas produced by Grammy Winner, Jeff Bova.

NEW Press Release: DeDe

Hi, here's a link to my all new Digital (EPK) Press Release: https://presskit.to/dede Jeremy over at JTV did this for me, and I really appreciate him getting my bio & my music samples, pics, vids, etc. all in one place. Hear some award-winning songs from Love & Fairy Tales and watch my two newest videos: 'The Fairy Tale Song' from Love & Fairy Tales and 'One Child' from World of Christmas! Blessings and Peace in 2014! DeDe :) http://www.DeDe-Music.com http://www.Facebook.com/DeDeWedekind

Great 'World of Christmas' Review by LA Examiner

By William Phoenix, LA Music Examiner 12/3/13 DeDe does Christmas . . . and well, in fact. Specifically, Deborah “DeDe” Wedekind, is a Houston-based singer-songwriter/arranger who only relatively recently committed to a full time career in music. She released her debut CD in 2011, titled Clear Skies Ahead. She scored a "Top 5 Vocalist" win for "I Dreamed a Dream" and Psalm on Danny Boy" Her latest project is the recently released 10-track work World of Christmas. On it DeDe (vocals and arrangements), she is backed by a bevy of other artists including: Tim Pierce (guitar), John pierce (bass), Denny Fongheiser (drums), Rafa Padillo (percussion), Charlie Bisherat (violin), Kevan Torveh (cello), Arden Kaywin (background vocals), Nmon Ford, Larry Wedekind and producer/keyboardist Jeff Bova (Mens Chorus) and members of The West Los Angeles Children’s Choir. They all come together to produce a memorable mix of newly-arranged Christmas cuts and original offerings. The lead-in is “Song in the Air/Il Est Ne”. DeDe adds her own pretty, tuneful touches and lyrics to traditional material. (This is something she will continue to do as the album progresses.) Her original, award-winning song “One Child” follows. This is her “favorite song”. She elaborates: "It's about how one tiny child can change the world, and that's my other true calling - giving children inspiration.” The next number is the dancy “Deck the Halls”. DeDe and Bova give the Christmas classic a fun, new arrangement. DeDe does something new with the next number as well. It’s titled “Ave Maria Medley” and combines two different takes on the tune. Her last original tune, the Elton John-influenced “Joyful Christmas”, follows as she makes clear her fondness for the holiday. The song is about giving back. "I love Christmas," DeDe says. "I get so excited about the holidays and this (music) is something I've always wanted to do." The sixth selection is “New Auld Lang Syne”. It’s a new take on a traditional tune for a new year. One of the best songs on the CD is “Rock Those Jingle Bells” which she gives her own spin and rewrites some of the lyrics. The complex “Canon on the Lord’s Prayer” makes it clear to any listener that DeDe hails from a Christian background. “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” is the final example of what DeDe can do as an arranger. The closing cut is the apropos “Silent Night” which includes new music by DeDe and Bova. In general, DeDe’s signature sound is a mix of adult contemporary, easy listening, Americana pop, inspirational and world music. DeDe’s vocals have been compared to those of the likes of Adele, Amy Grant and Sarah McLaughlin. DeDe states: "I try not to limit myself to one sound or genre, and love experimenting with world music and melody." Of her work DeDe says: "World of Christmas is by far the best and highest quality project I've ever worked on. Jeff Bova is an absolutely amazing producer; he's extremely hardworking and talented, yet was also very easy to work with and accommodating. In fact, we were on the same page on almost every decision, music style and song on this project. DeDe adds: "(B)eing such a great producer and keyboardist, Jeff had a wonderful cast of well-known musicians and other pros to call on. So to get industry legends like Tim Pierce on guitar, John Pierce on bass, and Denny Fongheiser on percussion, among other top talents, was like ear candy for the soul for me!" DeDe says: "I want to share what I have been given. I believe that can happen for everybody. All the truly good things in life, it seems I’ve had to wait for - and I'm glad I did." Check out DeDe’s World of Christmas. It just might turn your “Silent Night” into a “Joyful Christmas”. My name is Phoenix and . . . that’s the bottom line.