Eesean Bolden Seeking Pop and Hip Hop Songs

Eesean Bolden , Vice President of A&R at Epic Records, which is part of Sony Music Entertainment is seeking Pop and Hip Hop songs for acts on the Epic roster that have not been released for sale.
Instrumentals or complete songs; rough mixes up to fully mixed and mastered broadcast ready.

Compensation is negotiable.

Ongoing, no deadline.
A partial list of current Epic Artists: Meghan Trainor; Jennifer Lopez; Travis Scott; Jidenna; Wrabel; Future.

  • Professionally made demos  and masters of unpublished songs may be submitted (with permission) to Listen Again Music (BMI) or PlayItAgainMusicPublishing (ASCAP).
  • E-mail your request for permission to submit to: LAMusicPublishing.1@gmail.com
  • MP3 only, songs must be unpublished. Lyrics submitted in body of e-mail, no attachments except the MP3. Songwriter and/or co-writers must control copyright 100%.

If your song is accepted you will be asked to sign a single song publishing agreement. There is no charge to the songwriter, the publisher will acquire the publisher’s share of the song and the songwriter retains 100% of the writer’s share.

 


Play It Again Music Publishing Opens Doors!

Play It Again Music Publishing has launched in Nashville!

With Dallas Davidson at the helm and a team of top notch songwriters, this venture is expected to be a huge success. Davidson’s cuts include hits by the likes of Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum. Dabidson has written 30 top ten records and 20 Billboard #1 hits.

Song promotion and publishing is currently available only to songwriters who have an ongoing relationship or staff position with the company.

Runnin’ Out of Moonlight (Billboard Country #1)

Songwriters: Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley & Kelley Lovelac


“Miles And Miles” video released. Your song, our production= You Tube success!

Dan Thompson’s just-released video of the song he wrote for his long haul trucker son who tragically died when he fell asleep and crashed his rig about two months after Dan wrote it. Dan and his band are “lip syncing” and “air guitaring” to the track the Nashville Trax A team played on.

This video was made after Dan’s first trip here to record his vocals on three Dan Thompson penned tunes that producer, Bill Watson, arranged and produced prior.

A simple-to-shoot-and-edit video like this can be posted on You Tube as Dan has done. It’s extremely useful for promotion of your live shows and adding fans to your database, or if you don’t perform, you can monetize the video itself and get paid for the short ads that run each time someone clicks on it. One of our clients has made several of these videos, hiring actors to perform in fairly elaborate videos to the tracks we produce of songs he writes. He has hundreds of thousands of You Tube clicks on several of them and has quite a successful business going.

2-23-16 Bill Watson (center) and Shawn Conley (center) producing/engineering Dan Thompson’s  vocals on 5 additional tunes Dan (pictured left, in booth) wrote to complete the album. Dan has one more meeting to hopefully seal a distribution deal through Sony.

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Above: Dan Thompson performing at The George Jones Entertainment Complex in downtown Nashville on 2-21-16.

Musicians who played on the music track used in the above video:
Drums and percussion: Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts)
Acoustic and Electric Guitars: Tom Wild, (B.J. Thomas, Mindy McCready, Brenda Lee)
Bass guitar: Bill Watson (producer, Nashville Trax)
Vocals: Dan Thompson
Piano: Ronald Fairchild, (Oak Ridge Boys)
Fiddle: Jenee Fleenor (Blake Shelton, The Voice. Reigning winner of the CMA Touring Musician of th Year Award, Dec. 2015)
Engineers: Bill Watson, Shawn Conley
Produced & Arranged by Bill Watson.

 

The song and video of “Miles and Miles” is © 2016 Dan Thompson. It’s posted here for demonstration of production values only. Any other use is a violation of U.S. and International copyright laws.

LeAnn Rimes album planned, looking for material.

Bryan Stewart at Curb in Nashville is looking for motivational, upbeat country/popsongs for an upcoming LeAnn Rimes album planned for 2016/2017. No firm deadline has been set at the time of this post.

For direction, check out her last album Spitfire  (2013).

  • Professionally made demos  and masters of unpublished songs may be submitted (with permission) to Listen Again Music (BMI) or PlayItAgainMusicPublishing (ASCAP).
  • E-mail your request for permission to submit to: LAMusicPublishing.1@gmail.com
  • MP3 only, songs must be unpublished. Lyrics submitted in body of e-mail, no attachments except the MP3. Songwriter and/or co-writers must control copyright 100%.

If your song is accepted you will be asked to sign a single song publishing agreement. There is no charge to the songwriter, the publisher will acquire the publisher’s share of the song and the songwriter retains 100% of the writer’s share.

 

Click here for additional pitch opportunities

 


Christian Country Rock Songs Wanted

Stephen’s Cry, a band based in Kentucky (U.S.A.) is seeking southern rock material with Christian lyrics/message. An independent album release is planned for late 2016.

Send up to two mp3s or web links to:

stephenscry@gmail.com

http://www.stephenscry.com/bio

https://www.facebook.com/stephenscry/


Jim Riley Plays Sessions On Prototype Ludwig Jim Riley Snare! Yours too?

 

 

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Ludwig’s Jim Riley signature snare  is in production, available and Jim Riley  himself brought in the prototype today. He played it on a client song demo power ballad titled “Who Knew” and wow, it sounded great!

Of course Jim, a long time member of Rascal Flatts, could likely play on a toy drum kit and sound better than most session drummers.

 


David Northrup In The House TODAY!

Meet Nashville session drummer David Northrup (Travis Tritt, Oak Ridge Boys).  He was in playing on songs for Nashville Trax and Play It Again Demos clients.

Check out his 6.5x 14 BC Drumworks Ambrosia Maple Solid Stave Snare built by Sean Benz.

Besides playing on demos, masters and performance tracks, David is also one of our Drum Tracks Online drummers.

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Nashville Trax Bass Guitar Tracks Online Client Steve Whitaker Releases Album

Steve Whitaker has released his album, Edge Of Oblivion Steve Whitaker

The bass guitar tracks on all eleven songs were provided by Nashville Trax Bass Guitar Tracks Online.

Steve was thrilled with his bass guitar tracks. Here is a previously published blog post about Steve Whitaker’s album Edge Of Oblivion that includes several strong testimonials about our Bass Tracks Online service.


Blue Encore 300 Microphone Review: Designed for live work, excels in the studio too!

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Jenee playing fiddle into the Encore 300

If you check out customer comments on the Blue Encore 300 at the online music sites like Musician’s Friend, Sam ash and similar you’ll see over and over that “it’s a great live microphone!” A couple folks sheepishly admit they’ve “tried it on electric guitar in a recording situation with good results” or some similar lukewarm comment.

Political correctness can take a hike, this is one great sounding microphone! Not just for the stage, for studio too!

 

I own my own studio located in the Nashville area, have years of studio experience and use full time Nashville session players on my sessions. Just today I used the Blue Encore 200 on a fiddle session with Jenee Fleenor (Blake Shelton’s fiddle player). After the session she said, ” I like the sound of this Blue over other mics we’ve used in the past.”

The Blue Encore 300 excels on fiddle! Or should I say, “The Blue Encore 300 can excel on fiddle, depending on the song.” On some songs you may want a soft violin tone and go for a ribbon microphone, others you may want a very aggressive sawing sound and use a large diaphram mix with a hard peak in the upper frequencies. But in general, the Blue delivers a nice round tone that can work on a lot of tunes.

Yesterday I tried the Blue on a rap vocal. It worked great. Tons of presence, and great tone that cut right through the mix.

Other uses that worked out great, male bgv’s, male pop lead vocals and electric guitar.

One notable misfire:

Banjo: The mic’s transient response is not fast enough to track 5 string banjo well.

If you’re having trouble getting good, clean tracks packed with presence or simply need a good work horse studio microphone and can’t afford to pay over $200, I highly recommend the Blue Encore 300.

“But it’s not designed for recording!”

“I couldn’t care less what category some marketing guy in California decides to go with,” I reply, “I’m into results. Good sound is good sound!”


Need Jaw Dropping Online Violin and Fiddle Tracks? We Have The Best!

A Nashville Trax musician delivering yet another amazing violin part for a Fiddle Trax Online client

A Nashville Trax musician delivering yet another amazing violin part for a Fiddle Trax Online client

Violin and fiddle are the same instrument, the difference is in the approach the player uses. Our players are classically trained as well as fluent in country and bluegrass styles and can play either violin or fiddle at session quality. In fact, the 2022 Musician of the Year is a fiddlist who works here at Nashville Trax.

To add either to your project send an mp3 or .wav file to nashtrax@bellsouth.net and the $95 per song payment to the same e-mail via PayPal.com, be sure to cover any transaction fees. Tracks are normally turned around with 2 to 4 days.

For samples of our work, click on the photo above.


Mike Anderson Releases Single To Radio

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Songwriter and singer, Mike Anderson’s new release .

Bluegrass/Gospel artist Mike Anderson of Madisonville, Tennessee has released a song produced by Bill Watson and mixed at Nashville Trax titled, “He Will Set You Free” to bluegrass radio via Airplay Direct.

Bill Watson wrote the arrangement then tracked the music and background vocals. Mike did his vocal remotely from Madisonville, TN, sending it via Dropbox. Bill assembled the parts, mixed and Mike took over from there.

It’s posted on Bluegrass Today’s website. Give it a listen!

 

 


Self-producing a music project and need session quality instrument tracks?

Available this week with no more than 2 day turnaround time: fiddle/violin, viola, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, B3 organ, and piano.

I’d need your rough mix on mp3 or .wav file and payment of $95 per instrument, per song, via PayPal.com. PM for additional details. Other instruments are available but would probably have longer turnaround.

Nashville Trax Fiddle Tracks Online

Drum Tracks Online

Pedal Steel Guitar Tracks Online

Bass Tracks Online

Other instruments are available under the “More” tab on the home page of the site.