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discount on music workshops given to music xray artists from hook driven music


Hook Driven Music's mission is to provide educational workshops and other music opportunities to songwriters.

"HOW NASHVILLE REALLY WORKS TODAY" an educational workshop presented by ALEX TORREZ, Nashville Insider, Artist Manager, Publisher, and Producer with 20+ years of experience embedded in the Nashville Music Business. Are you interested in your material being heard by the industry in Nashville? - then YOU need to hear what Alex has to say.


NASHVILLE SONG PITCH OPPORTUNITY IN NYC Alex will be screening for songs on a first registered-time available basis in the last hour of the workshop for country music group CALICO TRAIL signed to Lyric Street label. He is looking for standout songs ala "Eagles meets the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band"... click the title of the section to read more.

New Opportunity: Looking For New Talent Dennis Gelbaum

Dennis is the Managing Director, Director of Creative and Business Strategy - ramp it up entertainment. He is offering his services in the form of 3 ping backs. Here is what a ping back is: "A pingback happens everytime there is a question and response. For example, you may ask, "what do you think of this song"? A pingback is only deducted from the total purchased when the MIP responds, and not before. This method of conducting a conversation allows you to send another message without it counting against your total up untill the point that the MIP responds."

His full offering is described as: I will listen, listen again, think about the market and how the song/performer fits into the current landscape, think about the right direction to take, the right connections, network and create a relationship that benefits all.

Click here http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/703

Good Luck!

TOP Priority Projects


TOP Priority Projects: Justin Bieber(Island Records), Jesse Mccarthney(Hollywood Records),Ray Lavender Album(Konvict/Interscope), Mid/Ballads for Sebastian (Siri/Universal Republic)

Anthony Bovell, R.M.G/Harthfelt, TKB Music; Talent Monique Mego, R.M.G. / Ward Entertainment, Management, A&R, P.R.

Accepting HIT ONLY for New Submissions: Projects listed below.

JESSE MCCARTNEY Pop/crossover Singles for Jesse McCartney new album.***

http://www.myspace.com/jessemccartney Status : recording, performan Label: Hollywood Records

JUSTIN BIEBER RnB/Pop songs for Justin Bieber new album***

http://www.myspace.com/justinbieber Status: recording, touring Label: Island records

RAY LAVENDER Hot Sexy RnB Singles to Complete Ray lavender New album.HITS Only ****

http://www.Raylavender.com Status: recording and touring. Label: Konivic/Interscope

Karl WOlF POP Club Records for Karl Wolf next album to be released in 2010. HITS Only

http://www.karlwolf.com Status: touring , recording Label: EMI

SEBASTIAN Grown&sexy Mid/Ballads RnB SONGS for Sebastian New Album

http://www.myspace.com/sebastianmego Status: recording Label: Siri/ Universal Republic


Music Licensing & Opportunities Through The Music Umbrella


Will Griggs VP of Domestic Placement and New Media - The Music Umbrella William "Will G" Griggs started his music business career as a college radio disc jockey in Atlanta at the legendary WRAS.

Griggs then began working as an intern for Warner Bros. Records in the regional Warner Elektra Atlantic office in Atlanta. Upon Graduation, Griggs was brought in as a special project manager to promote and set up events for Warner Bros. urban adult contemporary and urban alternative artists.

Griggs relationships with the record industry and the need for live urban music in the Atlanta live music scene led to the creation of Chocolate Soul which started as a weekly live music event at the Yin Yang Cafe. The weekly Chocolate Soul event concept consisted of an extremely musically talented band with special celebrity music guests each night (via Griggs' music business relationships) mixed with a dj (during and between live music set). The popularity of the weekly event led to long lines down the street each week. It was pretty obvious that the time for the expansion of the Chocolate Soul concept had arrived.

The concept was then developed into the Chocolate Soul MusicFest tour which has presented three national tours which visited Chicago, Atlanta, New York Philadelphia, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, two regional tours and plans for international event inclusion (London/Paris).

The popularity of Chocolate Soul led to an urban music marketing consultancy with LaFace/Zomb Records. As the national visibility of Chocolate Soul grew, Griggs decided to add more divisions to the company. The first division to take shape was Chocolate Soul Recordings. The Chocolate Soul publishing wing (Del Solo Chocolate' Publishing) and Chocolate Soul Television works were then developed.

The Chocolate Soul Recordings music line has included three super highly acclaimed compilations and a single artist release by Nuwamba. Compilation line includes music from: Kanye West, Anthony David, Jurassic 5, Fertile Ground, The Rebirth, Sy Smith, Medusa, D-Influence and many other musical visionaries.

Griggs has helped many artists get the initial eyes and ears that it took for their carriers to blossom. They include but are not limited to: Kindred the Family Soul, India Arie, Raheem DeVaughn, Julie Dexter, Cee Lo Green, JOI, Talib Kweli, Pat "Sleepy" Brown, and Jazmine Sullivan just to name a few.

Griggs is now VP Domestic Placement and New Media for The Music Umbrella. The Music Umbrella is a music licensing and management firm that has been around for over 30 years. The Music Umbrella specializes in music publishing, music supervision, licensing music internationally and marketing music domestically for television, movies, games and ring-tones.

Get a Professional Song Critque by Josh Goode


Josh Goode is a multi-Emmy award winning songerwriter/producer whose client list includes: CBS, TXN, the WB, UPN, and the WWCS (the Winstar National Poker Championship) and several others. He has scored music for multiple feature films, and has toured the globe as a performing artist as well. With over 18 years experience writing songs, several years teaching music theory and songwriting, and a catalog of every possible genre imaginable under his belt - Josh is an expert songwriter whose passion for the craft is only surpassed by his passion for helping new aritsts.

obtain a song critique fron song nation founder Kevin Kewney


Kevin Kewney, Founder of SongNation.com, a "Song Promotion Community" with 500+ members. He is a graduate of Columbia College, Chicago's music business program. Kevin, a songwriter himself, has been critiquing songs for many years and takes a no-nonsense approach. Structural problems and performance/production issues will be identified helping the songwriter or artist to move forward. I specialize in Pop, Rock, Alternative Rock, Country and R&B (sorry rappers, I'm not your guy). I'll give my honest opinion of your material with hopefully some constructive criticism to get you headed in the right direction. I look forward to working with you.

Tip of the week

http://www.musicxray.com/blog/accepting-song-submissions-on-music-xray-is-easy.html Set up your own drop box on Music Xray to begin accepting song submissions from other artists.

Use the submissions to evaluate songs to feature on your blog or other websites, your local radio station, or even provide song critiques in our soon-to-open "artist-to-artist critiques" section. Read how to set your self up

Obtain a Song Critique from Music Consultant Gary Imhoff


Imhoff has put together international marketing campaigns for a wide range of artists including Bon Jovi, Brian Wilson, John Mellancamp and Missy Elliott. Currently residing in London, Gary is an independent music consultant and frequent lecturer on the music industry at UK universities.

I will provide constructive feedback on your song, let you know what I think of the song writing, the production and the performance and also comment on the song's marketability throughout the global markets.

website background music for la mer


La Mer is a brand of cosmetics available to the public as a whole, and is owned by Est閑 Lauder and by a German cosmetic company.

Client brief:

1. The client needs a 2 minute long background song to match the clients destination website.

It should have a beautiful, feminine, emotional melody, mixed with the sounds of the nature like wave, ocean sounds, dolphin noises, bubbles, and even emotional female voice. The sounds should be identifiable but should not be too real.

Visually, users will be able to see abstract glowing rectangle shapes pulsating to the rhythm of the music, creating an entire immersive and engaging experience which combines both audio and visual elements.

2. The Client also needs 45 other sounds clips, riffs or rythms for use in a user-driven prelude section.

These 45 sound clips will correspond with the 45 keys on the computer keypad as in the reference site below.

The users will be enabled to create the beginning 10 ?20 seconds prelude song by using keyboard as musical instrument. Users can simply create the prelude of the music by tapping the keyboard. The prelude may be 10 ?20 seconds long, after that, the music will go back to the default soundtrack.

Reference site:

IKEA: Come into the closet campaign:


get a song critique from legendary songwriter guy fletcher obe


Fletcher is a respected songwriter with recordings of his songs by artists such as Elvis Presley and Cliff Richards instilling his place in British pop history. Now a leading light in the British publishing industry, he is creative director of MUSIC COPYRIGHT SOLUTIONS PLC which he founded with two partners in 2001.He is a director of the Performing Rights Society and was a founding director of British Music Rights Ltd., and a past Chairman of The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He continues to be a highly respected voice internationally in the struggle for the maintenance of the value of copyrights.