Dan Thompson Single “A Day Without Progress” Produced by Nashville Trax, Distributed By Sony… 28 Weeks on Sirius XM. Give A Listen!Posted: April 9, 2017
Dan Thompson’s followup single, A Day Without Progress” has released to radio and is enjoying lots of radio play… April 3rd, 2017 marking 28 straight weeks on Sirius.
In fact, the Nashville Trax produced Dan Thompson album is finished and Dan signed an agreement that even prior to completion, saw the first single Miles And Miles” released and distributed to 242 territories through Sony.
Miles was actually released midstream, about three months ago, before the full album was finished and even prior to the deal with Sony being finalized. It’s absolutely blew up on radio, receiving over 2,000 spins per week on hundreds of stations in Australia and the U.K. (including on the BBC).
Now “Miles and Miles” is starting to gain traction on radio in Dan’s home country of Canada:
CJFN in Peguis, MB – ADD – “Danny Thompson Band has been added to rotation.”
CFBW in Hanover, ON – ADD – “Danny Thompson Band is now in our system.”
“Miles and Miles is being played on a country radio station in Owen sound. One of my drivers heard it twice Saturday while working on his truck!!!!”
CHMM in Mackenzie, BC – ADD – “Danny’s song is now in full rotation.”
Glad to see our hard work and Dan’s investment in doing quality work is paying off!
And here’s the followup single:
Why? Because Dan’s kids love the way the harmonica sounds like a duck quacking in the intro; they want to hear it over and over. Now there’s a scientifically sound method. Why bother with demographic research and test marketing when you have quacking ducks, lol!
“A Day Without Progress”
Lead Vocals: Dan Thompson
Drums: William Ellis
Bass Guitar: Bill Watson
Acoustic and Electric Guitars:
B3 Organ: Steve King
Harmonica: Mike Douchette
Background Vocals: Angela Derrington
Mixing and Mastering engineering:
Bill Watson, Shawn Conley
Written by: Dan Thompson
Arranged and produced by Bill Watson
Okay, there was more to it than a quacking duck! A Day Without Progress is uptempo, has the “bro country” rap portion near the end (bro country is super popular right now). Plus it’s a “pull ’em out of their seats” dance tune.
A Day Without Progress © 2016 by Dan Thompson, posted here for demonstration purposes only. Any other use is a violation of U.S. and international copyright law. The songwriter currently retains the right of first release until the projected release to radio April 10th, 2016 after which, requests sent to email@example.com by parties interested in recording* either song; program directors interested in airplay or by producers interested in using the songs in TV/film projects will be forwarded to the songwriter and/or publisher.
*A Compulsory Mechanical License must be filed by parties planning on recording “A Day Without Progress The current royalty rate is 9.1 cents per copy. Advance payment for 1,000 copies ($91 U.S.) must accompany the filing, payable to the music publisher.
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Hey Bill!! I just want to say thanks so much to you and Aaron for the awesome Banjo track, it sounds great the mix, exactly what I was after.
I think this will be my third order now with Nashville Trax and I’m sure there will be many more to come in the future. You guys are fantastic!! Thanks again!! Kind regards, Louise D’Arby (Australia)
Just before his death in December, Bobby Layton’s good friend and sometimes co-writer, Mark Gray, writer of #1 hits by Alabama (Close Enough To Perfect For Me) and most of Exile’s hits, heard a demo produced @ Play It Again Demos for Bobby Layton and said,”That’s the best demo you’ve ever had done, Bobby, this producer, Bill Watson, is the guy you need to stick with.” Here’s Bobby yesterday, signing a contract on the second song produced by Play It Again Demos for him, That Ain’t Country Music, to Listen Again Music, (BMI).
The popular Los Angeles area based band, The Swansons, have been secretly working on their first country album with Nashville area music producer, Bill Watson, of Nashville Trax.
How will their original tunes sound with fiddles, banjos and steel guitar?
Pick up their album expected to be released by the fall of 2017 and find out! (rumor has it the tracks rock!!!!) or Country? er…country rock???? hmmm….anyway, meet The Swansons:
I just want to say thanks so much to you and Aaron for the awesome Banjo track, it sounds great the mix, exactly what I was after. I think this will be my third order now with Nashville Trax and I’m sure there will be many more to come in the future. You guys are fantastic!!
Louise hails from Australia. Instead of her coming to Nashville, we provide her with professionally produced banjo tracks online that drop seamlessly into her mix, usually within 1-3 days, sometimes just a few hours!
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Nashville Trax producer Bill Watson, apprehends two of our usual suspects: ten times Music Row guitarist of the year, Brent Mason, and fiddlist Jenee Fleenor (Blake Shelton, Terri Clark, Martina McBride, The Voice).
Both A-list players were fully armed at the time, Brent with a Les Paul featuring the ability to switch the humbucker pickups to split coil, Jenee with her trusty fiddle.
Unfortunately both slipped through his hands and are once again on the loose. If spotted please call local law enforcement.
Hit country song royalties are paid by the performing rights organization (BMI, ASCAP or SESAC) chosen by the songwriter/music publisher and can be compiled from many possible sources.
Artist: Jake Owen
Song: What We Ain’t Got
Songwriters: Travis Meadows/Travis Goff
Released: August 11, 2014
369,000 copies sold through May 2015.
Highest Chart Position: Billboard Country Airplay Chart: #18
Billboard Hot 100 peaked at #89 mid February 2015
Past 12 Months Royalty Stream, June 2015 to June 2016
Distributed via BMI derived from:
AM/FM Radio Airplay, You Tube, Sirius XM, I Tunes, Rhapsody
AM/FM airplay: ($72,537) All other sources: ($9,374)
Total Royalties, one year period: $81,911
Best Quarter: $71,269 1st Quarter 2015
Royalties dropped to $1,544 for the fourth quarter of 2015.
Royalties posted here reflect only the songwriter share. The music publisher received identical amounts.
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