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Friday, 23 October 2020

Rising Country Singer / Songwriter Jordan Moore’s Debut Single, “Hard At Quittin’” Available Now


Music Video Premiered Exclusively on CMChatlive.com

"With Jordan's single ‘Hard at Quittin’, he's showcasing his twang-country sound. From the moment the song begins, the listeners are immediately drawn into his deep and country rooted vocals that instantly make you addicted."
- Trevor Justin, Country Sway

"Hard At Quittin’ is a rock-infused ditty with rock-solid vocals and a melody that will have you swaying along. It embodies everything that modern country is about. He is radio-ready and rock-solid.”
- Brittany Vance, CMChatLive

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country singer/songwriter, Jordan Moore gets a little dirt on his boots and rides onto the scene with his debut single, “Hard At Quittin'”. This single, produced by Noah Henson, takes center stage with grit and traction, providing listeners with honest lyrics and a catchy beat. Moore’s country rooted vocals and genuine passion for his craft are highlighted throughout. “Hard At Quittin’” will have fans up on their feet, rockin’ to the beat and singing along all night long. The music video, produced by Keith Leman exclusively premiered on CMChatlive.com and is now available to download and stream on all digital services.

Watch “Hard At Quittin’” on CMChatlive.com.
“When I write not only do I want to have fun, but I want to use personal life experiences and music to create a connection between myself and listeners. Lots of people have been cheated on and “Hard At Quittin’” speaks about my experience and the internal struggle of staying in a toxic relationship or just calling it quits,” shares Moore.

The genuine nature of Moore sets this single into motion as listeners can feel an authentic desire to share a personal story within each line of the song. Fans instantly feel connected to the humbling effect that Moore's lyrics present. “Hard At Quittin’” appeals to those who can relate to the toxic drama that can cloud relationships when the mind runs rampant. When feeling stuck and confused, the single serves as a reminder that one shouldn’t waste romance on someone who doesn’t appreciate them. Moore presents distinctive experiences through music in hopes that listeners will take refuge and uncover individual strength within each song. Fans will not want to miss this one of a kind release.

Born and raised in the small town of Lowell, Michigan, Jordan Moore’s earliest memories are immersed in music. Lowell, a small town, sporting a total of only two stoplights, was known as “the farm town” to surrounding areas. “Growing up in the country gives a person a lot to be inspired about,” says Moore. Jordan’s music career took him all over the world, traveling around the United States and all the way to Thailand and Cambodia. He realized he was just as much inspired by the people in the world as the world itself.

In his senior year of college, Jordan started the rock band, Sargent Avenue, with his brother in law and a couple of friends. After gaining traction with local Michigan radio station, WGRD 97.9, as well as WOOD TV 8, they were soon featured at MTV’s EXIT concert in Thailand, playing to an audience of over 15,000 people, in order to raise awareness for Traffic Jam, an organization whose mission is to stop human trafficking.

The youngest of five children, Jordan has always known the world is bigger than him.

“I grew up in a very musical family, helping with praise and worship in church as long as I can remember,” says Moore. His father gifted him with his knowledge and love of music early on, teaching all his siblings and him to play instruments as early as they could hold one. Jordan took to the guitar and microphone instantly. Jordan’s father had to give up his dream of playing music as a career in order to make a living for his family. His father’s sacrifice is what inspires him to never give up on his own dreams.

He now lives just outside of Nashville with his wife and their three kids. Jordan’s solo career has taken him back to his original roots of down-home country.

To keep up with future releases and everything Jordan Moore, visit HERE and follow his social channels linked below.





Don McLean Releases New Album 'Still Playin' Favorites'



A follow-up to his 1973 covers album 'Playin' Favorites', this new collection digs deep into the roots of American music and adds a rock and roll edge to country, folk, gospel, bluegrass, blues, jazz, and soul gems

FAIRFAX, Va. - Don McLean pays homage to American music with his new covers album, Still Playin’ Favorites, released today through Time Life. Spanning more than 100 years of songwriting, McLean assembled a treasury of music from country, folk, gospel, bluegrass, blues, jazz and soul for the album, performing them with a rock and roll twist. Don discusses several of the tracks in a new video series on his YouTube channel, including “Backwater Blues,” originally recorded by Bessie Smith in 1927.

“I just love writing songs and I love hearing songs by good writers that make sense and have lyrics that say something and that are pretty simple,” Don explains about the concept behind the album. “My version is just a little bit more rock and roll, a little harder-edged, with drums and double guitars,” he goes on to say about the classic blues and jazz song, “Backwater Blues.” When it came to recording “Got The Bull By The Horns,” originally performed by Johnny Horton, “I changed a few of the words, I hope he won’t mind,” McLean admits good-naturedly. The collection also features songs made famous by Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Clyde Moody, Mel Tillis, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson, Elvis Presley, and more.

Still Playin’ Favorites is modeled after his first album of cover songs, Playin’ Favorites, a remarkable artistic statement for a young songwriter to release on the heels of his masterworks “American Pie” and “Vincent.” The new album extends his original tribute to the great songwriters who have helped shape American music and, in turn, McLean’s work.

To keep up with Don McLean and be a part of his upcoming announcements, visit his website and follow his social channels linked below.

Still Playin' Favorites track listing:
01. So Doggone Lonesome (Johnny Cash)
02. Greenback Dollar (Hoyt Axton, Ken Ramsey)
03. Hide Nor Hair (Morton Craft, Percy Mayfield)
04. I Ain’t Never (Webb Pierce, Mel Tillis)
05. Little Sister (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman)
06. I’m Going To Live The Life I Sing About in My Song (Thomas A. Dorsey)
07. Six White Horses (Clyde Moody)
08. Treat Me Nice (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
09. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine) (Bob Dylan)
10. Backwater Blues (Bessie Smith)
11. The Keys to the Kingdom (Jenny Lou Carson)
12. Got The Bull By The Horns (Amos E. Byrd, Billy Jones)
13. Tell Old Bill (Traditional, Arranged by Don McLean)
14. She Used To Love Me A Lot (Charles W. Quillen, Dennis Morgan, Kye Fleming)


About Don McLean:

Don McLean is a Grammy award honoree, a Songwriter Hall of Fame member, a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and his smash hit “American Pie” resides in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry and was named by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) a top 5 song of the 20th Century. A New York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. His catalog of songs has been recorded by Madonna, Garth Brooks, Josh Groban, Drake, Weird “Al” Yankovic, and countless others. In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. 2019 honored Don with a star on the Las Vegas Walkway of Stars and his song “And I Love You So” was the theme for Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding. Now in 2020, Don signed a recording contract with Time Life to release his catalog of recordings as well as the highly anticipated new album Still Playin’ Favorites, releasing October 23rd. “American Pie” will be featured in the Avengers Black Widow and the Tom Hanks movie BIOS and much more to be announced. And when you think things are slowing down, not so for Don McLean! 2021 will mark the 50th anniversary of American Pie with a world tour to follow.

About Time Life:

Time Life is one of the world's pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.




Shane Owens' Latest Single "Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives" Is Available on All Streaming Services





Single Brings Optimism to Fans During Uncertain Times


“‘Everybody Dies’ certainly hit home with me. It reminds us to add life to our living - to create and cherish special moments daily, with those we love, wherever we are. Shane kindly reminds you to live without regret so when the distant shore is near, it is well with your soul. As always, he sets the mood and speaks to the heart through his music, making you laugh or cry... and think. His traditional country music approach remains a favorite of mine - thanks for keeping it alive and well, Shane! Great job on this one.”
- Randy Travis

"With recently losing a close family friend, Shane Owens connects with my heart personally. In the song, Shane mentioned that "life is just a moment" and that isn't anything but the truth. Sometimes you can lose someone so unexpected, however, at the end of the day, everybody dies at some point. With the traditional country sound that Shane brings to the table, this song is a highly relatable song for anyone going through losing a member or close friend."
- Trevor Justin, Country Sway



NASHVILLE, Tenn – Alabama-bred, neo-traditional country singer, Shane Owens releases his latest single, “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” from his current album ‘Thankful For Country Music.’ This single proclaims exactly what the title states. Dying is irrelevant, but living to the fullest each day is a choice. Reminding all of the brevity of life, this single stands to lift those carrying the weight of tomorrow's uncertainty, allowing them to drop tensions to see that living for the day and releasing that which is out of our control is the only option. The single places itself at the forefront of optimism, at a time where listeners all over the world can relate and find comfort in the message. “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” was the #1 most added song to country radio for Music Row and has moved up thirteen spots.

To listen to “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” or the full album ‘Thankful For Country Music’ visit HERE.

"When we picked, “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” for the album, it really spoke to me. I never dreamed how much it would hit home in 2020. This has been a tough time for everyone and the events of the year have made me sit back and reflect on things,” shares Shane.

The genuine nature of Owens sets this single in motion as listers can feel his authentic desire to inspire within each line of the song. Sometimes, an artist deals a sweet hand and the perfect song comes along that ties humanity together to bring about change. Though some deal with uncertainty better than others, everyone is affected by the inability to predict time which is seemingly more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” highlights that there is no better time than the present moment to live.

“One thing is for sure,” says Owens, “Life can change in a split second. Every day is a gift and sometimes we need to take a minute and remember to make the most of what we can, take the time to enjoy our family and friends, do what we love to do, and truly LIVE. I hope this song helps us all to do just that.”

Click HERE to listen to “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives”.

To keep up with future releases and everything Shane Owens, visit HERE and follow his social channels linked below.


About Shane Owens:
Named by Rolling Stone Country as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” and awarded 2018 Music Row Independent Artist of the Year, Shane Owens has been building a strong following for more than a decade. His powerful vocal range combined with the emotional lyrical content of his songs has made him a favorite of fans, critics, and fellow artists alike. After starting his career opening shows for dozens of major stars, the baritone performer attracted the attention of Nashville music executives, and he soon landed a record deal. However, with all the changes in the music industry at the time, his album was shelved and never released. Just like the ‘Never Give Up’ mantra of his lyrics, Owens picked himself up and moved on, thanks to famed producer James Stroud (Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Clint Black), country music legend Randy Travis, who co-executive produced his first album, Where I’m Comin’ From, and Amerimonte Records. Never one to sit still for long, Owens followed up with his most recent release It’s A Southern Thing, and is currently impacting at radio with his latest single “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” from his latest album, Thankful For Country Music. For more information about Shane Owens, visit www.shaneowenscountrymusic.com.





Country singer/songwriter Reyna Roberts' "Stompin' Grounds" single finds its way to ESPN and NFL's 'Monday Night Football'

Single added to ESPN Music 'Grind Mode' Spotify playlist


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rising Country singer/songwriter Reyna Roberts continues to lay it all on the line for fans with the unmatched success of her stand-out single, “Stompin’ Grounds.” This hard-hitting Alabama anthem has recently been picked up by ESPN and was featured during Monday Night Football. In addition, “Stompin’ Grounds” can now be found on the official ESPN Music 'Grind Mode' playlist on Spotify. The triumph of the single is a direct reflection of Robert's genuine southern roots and provides a window to her experiences of growing up and having family in the South. “Stompin’ Grounds” is available to download and stream on all digital platforms.

Reyna continues to strive for stardom. Remaining humble and forever thankful for the support of her passions, she continues to make headlines in features for notable media outlets across the world including Rolling Stone, Billboard, American Songwriter, The Boot, and Wide Open Country to name a few. Fans will not want to miss what Roberts has in store for the coming months! This is only the beginning for the elite entertainer, Reyna Roberts!

“Her new full-throttle track, “Stompin’ Grounds” proves, her other influences (Gretchen Wilson, The Chicks) find their way into her music.”
– Melinda Newman, Billboard

“Roberts is a black woman singing bangers like “Stompin’ Grounds” that would fit right in on country radio. Carrie Underwood is already a fan.”
– Marissa R. Moss, Rolling Stone Country

“Reyna Roberts raises a giant jar of moonshine to the South on the sizzling "Stompin' Grounds," an ode to raisin' hell in the Bible Belt. Country Radio, take note!”
– Bobbie Jean Sawyer, Wide Open Country

“Country newcomer Reyna Roberts shows off her Southern pride in her debut single, “Stompin’ Grounds.” It’s an ode to the “deep, dark, dirty South”
– Angela Stefano, Taste of Country

“Stompin’ Grounds” is one of the most purely fun country songs of the year so far. You’ll be hypnotized and tapping your foot along in no time.”
– Ellen Johnson, Paste Magazine

“Roberts is not afraid of being bold. She is sweet but fiery, mature but outspoken and she is making waves within the industry. Everyone is talking about Reyna Roberts, and pretty soon you will be too.”
– Brittany Vance, Country Sway

“After I picked my jaw off the ground, I immediately put Roberts on my radar because I knew her career was getting ready to take off.”
– Bethany Bowman, Tennessee Star


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About Reyna Roberts:
From a young age, Reyna’s parents (both Army veterans) exposed her to many artists across various genres of music: Aretha Franklin, The Chicks, Led Zeppelin, Christina Aguilera, Gretchen Wilson, Destiny’s Child, and Journey to name a few. This early exposure to music created the soundtrack of her life. Reyna’s first performance was at three years old at a bar in Fairbanks, Alaska where she sang “Lady Marmalade.” In 2014, Reyna recorded her first song, “Lying to Myself,” illustrating a crush on the captain of her high school wrestling team. In addition to her athletic abilities and undying passion for music, Reyna is also an active volunteer within the community. She has performed to assist in fundraising efforts for organizations such as Rett Syndrome Awareness, The Wounded Warrior Project, Teen Impact Affiliates, and the Empowerment Project. Because of family experiences with PTSD and other mental health disorders, Reyna is a committed advocate in supporting military service members and veterans. Reyna is gearing up to release her first single, “Stompin’ Grounds,” produced by Noah Henson, with Oath Management and represented by 2911 Media. With undeniable charisma, the possibilities are endless for the groundbreaking entertainer, Reyna Roberts.




New Music by DaretoBelieve Christian Classics Three

 




New Album Out 20th November

 ReWorked Three Out 20th November 






Available to stream on Soundcloud 



New Album Reworked Two Out 13th November

ReWorked Three

Out 13th November on all major platforms


 


Available to stream on Soundcloud 







New Music Video Riverside

 


Riverside Out 30th November

Monday, 19 October 2020

New Video Spirit of the Wind



Features Specially created music featuring several Native American works already created. 
Find them here : 

https://soundcloud.com/musical_artizan/windtalker?in=musical_artizan/sets/whitewolf

https://soundcloud.com/musical_artizan/moonlight?in=musical_artizan/sets/whitewolf

https://soundcloud.com/musical_artizan/fangtooth?in=musical_artizan/sets/whitewolf

New music video Fireside out soon

 



Friday, 16 October 2020

New video Moonlight by Musical Artizan

 


Video content thanks to Videvo.net, Stand Up for Nature and Kiril Dobrev

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Due out 30th October 2020 Spirit of the wind


 An adventure into the Bamboo Flute 


A collection of improvised recording sessions 





Available to stream on soundcloud


 


Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore Celebrates 85th Birthday




Moore Performs Friday, October 16th On ‘Great Performances: GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®’ on PBS

“Hold On, I’m Comin’” featured during NBA Finals in Michelob ULTRA ‘Worth It’ commercial featuring Los Angeles Lakers starter Anthony Davis, Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler, and more

MIAMI, Fla. - The Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore turns 85, and is celebrated today and this week by many of his colleagues. Moore was initially set to be honored with an all-star tribute concert, but like many other planned events for 2020, the tribute has taken on a decidedly different form. Receiving videos from far and wide, Moore was surprised today through a virtual birthday greeting card and salute coordinated by Florida International University with messages from Jon Bon Jovi, T. Graham Brown, Rita Coolidge, Alice Cooper, Israel Del Toro, Zucchero Fornaciari, Janie Fricke, Lee Greenwood, Deana Martin, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride, Brenda Russell, Valerie Simpson, Sting, Travis Tritt, and many more! After an invitation-only Zoom gathering Monday evening, select videos will roll out to Moore’s Facebook page as well as his official website, sammoore.net.

Moore, one-half of the award-winning Sam & Dave duo, made famous global R&B hits such as “Soul Man”, “Hold On, I’m Comin’”, “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby”, “I Thank You” and more, and came to be known as ‘Double Dynamite’ for their dynamic performances.

Sam’s Still ‘Having A Ball’
“Hold On, I’m Comin’” was recently selected for Michelob ULTRA’s ‘Worth It’ ad featuring Los Angeles Lakers starter Anthony Davis, Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler, and more, airing extensively during the NBA Finals. Watch the ad here.

Additionally, Moore is set to honor his good friend, the legendary songwriter/producer Isaac Hayes during ‘Great Performances: GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®’ Friday, October 16th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf, and the PBS Video app. Additional honorees include Chicago, Roberta Flack, Iggy Pop, John Prine, Public Enemy, and more with performances from Philip Bailey, Brandi Carlile, Cynthia Erivo, Chris Isaak, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Cyndi Lauper, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Yola.

Moore has never been one to slow down and has been hard at work readying new projects that will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

About The Legendary Soul Man™ Sam Moore:
The first 20-plus years of Sam Moore’s sensational career began by lending his unmistakable lead vocals to soul duo Sam & Dave. The 1967 smash hit “Soul Man,” catapulted the duo’s career up the Pop and R&B Charts, selling more than 10 million records worldwide and ultimately an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Moore also scored critical acclaim and numerous awards as a solo artist for more than 35 years, performing at some of the world’s most iconic and notable venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Hollywood Bowl, The Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, Royal Albert Hall, Nippon Budokan, The John F. Kennedy Center, The White House, Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument. Moore has recently joined Florida International University (FIU) as an Artist in Residence for their Center of Humanities to build a program around the artist histories that shaped our culture through music.

For more information on The Legendary Soul Man™ Sam Moore click here.

Saturday, 10 October 2020

T. Graham Brown Releases Very First Acoustic Album ‘Bare Bones’ On October 9





Featuring Stripped-Down Renditions Of His Biggest Hits

LISTEN / DOWNLOAD: smarturl.it/TGBBareBones

Country Star To Sign Copies of The CD And Chat With Fans During Facebook Live Event
October 20 at 5pm CT / 6pm ET


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music favorite and host of SiriusXM’s LIVE WIRE show, T. Graham Brown will release an acoustic album for the first time in his career, Bare Bones, on October 9 through his partnership with Time Life. The album features stripped-down and reimagined versions of his biggest hits, including his number one hit songs "Hell and High Water,” “Don’t Go To Strangers,” and “Darlene.” 'Bare Bones' was produced by T. Graham Brown and Buddy Hyatt. Fans will be able to hear the 12-track collection on all major streaming platforms or purchase a limited-edition autographed CD on Brown’s website HERE. They’ll also be able to put in special requests for his autograph and ask him questions during his Facebook Live CD signing event on October 20 at 5 pm CT / 6 pm ET.

Visit HERE to listen or download on all major streaming platforms.

“This project is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” explains Brown. “There is a special vibe that you feel when it’s just a vocal and guitar. The lyrics are more present. It reminds me of why I recorded these songs in the first place. I hope y’all enjoy this record as much as I did making it.”

Bare Bones is the latest project from T. Graham Brown for Time Life, which reissued five of his albums earlier this year including 'T. Graham Brown Lives!' (which hadn’t been available in nearly 20 years), 'From a Stronger Place', 'The Next Right Thing', 'Christmas with T. Graham Brown', and his GRAMMY-nominated album 'Forever Changed' (featuring Leon Russell, The Oak Ridge Boys, Steve Cropper, Jimmy Fortune, and more). All are currently available on major digital and streaming platforms.

About T. Graham Brown:
T. Graham Brown has recorded 15 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard charts. He has had multiple number one hits in country, gospel, and blues. Brown’s voice is also recognized from his singing in advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, Disneyland, Almond Joy, Coca-Cola, Dodge Truck, Ford, Hardee’s, and many others including the Taco Bell 'Run For The Border' television spots. In early 2015, Brown released his latest Grammy-nominated album, Forever Changed, which featured collaborations with Vince Gill, Jason Crabb, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune, and more. In 2019, Brown became part of the SiriusXM family as host of Live Wire with T. Graham Brown airing monthly on SiriusXM's Prime Country Channel 58. In 2020, Time Life partnered with T. Graham to reissue several of his classic albums, including his new acoustic album Bare Bones. T. Graham Brown still actively tours throughout the year, including multiple appearances on the legendary Grand Ole Opry and television appearances such as Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion. Brown’s uniqueness has made him one of the most beloved and iconic performers of the day.

For more information, visit tgrahambrown.com.

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About Time Life:
Time Life is one of the world's pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Dittomaster Delivers Eclectic & Feel-Good Electroclash/Dance Punk Single ‘Always’







Dittomaster releases his latest captivating single “Always.” The electronic/punk fusion release contains every element to get listeners grooving and uplifted. “Always” takes the listener on a musical journey with a nostalgic electronic style combined with a modern punk sound. The soothing vocals and atmospheric instrumentation seamlessly work together for a must-listen record. “Always” contains emotion-drenched lyricism that will hook the listener, due to the relatability and its captivating story-telling. The feel-good, infectious beat with the melodic elements gives the vocal a motivating, anthemic feeling. With powerful lyricism, Dittomaster maintains a fully charged arsenal of high-quality music that supports the fact that he is set to make a strong impact on the music industry, as well as the charts. This release is a testament to Dittomaster’s versatility as a musician and his innate talent. “Always” offers uplifting instrumentation with a strong message that will have listeners wanting more. 


Michael Wilson, or better known as Dittomaster, is an emerging artist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, and songwriter based in Portland, Oregon. The electroclash & dance-punk artist is quickly making waves in the scene with his unparalleled sound and style. Inspired by the sounds of Justice, Depeche Mode, and LCD Soundsystem, Dittomaster seeks to create music that will connect people around the world. From a very young age, Dittomaster was destined for music. The talented musician seeks to push the envelope with his sound and bridge various elements from different genres to make a well-rounded, dynamic style. Dittomaster’s versatile style that is rooted in his love of rock, will have people mesmerized instantly. With every release, the Frontrunner Magazine featured artist will have listeners engulfed into the world he creates with his unique sound that is truly his own. Dittomaster is an artist to keep an eye on and ear out for as he is set to cement himself in the music industry for years to come. 




Always

I’ve left myself for dead many years ago
I’d always thought this was it, 
then I saw your face

Tell me tell me
What can I do 
to stop the pain

I’ll always love you
No matter what happens


I feel your pain across the room
It’s ok to cry 
Let it out let it out

Your feelings are so fresh and new
The ones I have grown used to


I’ll always love you
No matter what happens


And when I hear you scream
It reminds me 
Of what I’ve kept inside


You have the secrets
of the world 
locked inside of you

So much potential
it’s just the beginning


I speak and 
you just stare at me

I can only hope 
that this is love


I hold you close
And you cry into me

What a wonder you are
Evolving every day


I don’t want to let you go
We can run away


I’ll always love you
No matter what happens


Wednesday, 23 September 2020

An interview with whitman rinaldo

Band Name 

Whitman Rinaldo



What first got you into music ?
My brother took guitar lessons and would show me what he learned every week. By the next week, he forgot it all and I had to teach him so he could be somewhat prepared at his lesson.

Who Inspired you to create music ?
Beatles, Zeppelin, Dire Straits

What kind of music do you make?
I'm a bit of a chameleon like the Beatles Abbey Road. Indie rock, reggae, punk, jazz, Americana -- I let my tunes take me around the world.

What is your creative process like?
I try to start with a verbal hook and compose something both familiar and daring simultaneously. 

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I'm on a soul kick right now, so Al Green. But I've always wanted to work with kd lang, Joss Stone, or Pink.

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
Mark Knopfler or Steve Hackett, Ringo's All Star Band

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
Peace, love and understanding

What is the most useless talent you have ?
Louis Armstrong imitations

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
Freddie Mercury tunes

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
My day gig, selling and fixing copiers

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
I like outdoor gigs, backyards, amphitheaters. I played in Mexico and Portugal once each. No gigs till 2021

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
The pandemic has forced musicians to collaborate over Zoom, and websites like Kompoz. Before then, it was mostly a bad influence.

What is your favourite song to perform? *
Always love Mark Knopfler tunes

what famous musicians do you admire ?
Knopfler, Queen, Sting, Steve Hackett, The Chi-Lites

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
clean living...not much

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Do it again

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
Revive live music

Whats next for you ?
I've got some new tunes on Spotify "Figuring Out" and "Karen" (she wants to speak to the store manager) this month. After that I will release an album "Planetary" (working title)




Friday, 18 September 2020

interview with cathal j

Band Name 

Cathal J





What first got you into music ?
A Broken Relationship

Who Inspired you to create music ?
Bruce Springsteen/ Dermot Kennedy

What kind of music do you make?
Indie rock/ Latino/Reggaeton

What is your creative process like?
It takes about a year from writing the song to releasing it. At least fifty per cent of the original lyrics are chopped in my song. 

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Dermot Kennedy

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
Dermot Kennedy

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
Share my music

What is the most useless talent you have ?
i don't have useless talents

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
Sometimes=- "Lovely day" by Bill Withers

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
God only knows

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
Mainly in my home town and surrounding towns. Best - my first live mic night. My worst - on my fourth live mic night- i walked out because the music system at the club woudn't work

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
Good points are that it offers the artist more opportunities to be heard and grow their brand. On the negative side there are many dodgy promoters out there that take advantage of artists by offering fake streams, etc 

What is your favourite song to perform? *
My first track "One More Chance"

what famous musicians do you admire ?
Dermot Kennedy

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
Gonna have to wait for my autobiography in 30 years to get the answer to that question

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Work hard, be honest and do both consistently and watch the miracles unfold

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
My vision is to create a level playing -field for independent artists

Whats next for you ?
Part 2 of my book "Four Point Two- Rockstars go to Heaven" (Author - Cathal Finnegan) The book details fraud committed by the biggest Independent music distributor in the world. My book exposes the fraud. Part 2 of the book will be released in 2021. Part 1 of the book is available on Amazon


Thursday, 17 September 2020

Interview with Jasmine

Band Name

Jasmine



What first got you into music ?
I felt the need to express my feelings somehow so I started writing songs

Who Inspired you to create music ?
My mom is a very musical person, she has also made her own songs and was always playing the piano at home so I looked up to her and wanted to get into music myself. 

What kind of music do you make?
Pop music has always been my favourite genre and I think my music falls into that category as well. 

What is your creative process like?
Sometimes I just get a new melody in my head and come up with suitable lyrics to go with it. Usually I’ve already had the idea of the next song I wanna make, and when the melody hits me the lyrics come to me naturally. 

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I want to make a song with my husband Cody! He featured in one of my earlier songs and we had a lot of fun doing that together. 

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
Seeing Taylor Swift live would be amazing.

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
Don’t be afraid to go after your dreams

What is the most useless talent you have ?
I have a great facial memory, don’t know how exactly to put that to good use 

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
Any Adele songs

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
I work fulltime in HR so music is a passion and a enjoyable hobby for me

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
I haven’t had any bigger gigs yet, I have performed at school and at smaller family events so far

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
Everything is more available now and easier to access, even smaller indie artists have a better chance to be heard 

What is your favourite song to perform? *
My song Once in a lifetime

what famous musicians do you admire ?
Adele, Ava Max, the Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Zayn, Maroon 5

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
Swimming with sharks in Australia

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Never go to bed angry

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
I wish it would be easier for indie artists to make it to bigger playlists on Spotify and reach more listeners

Whats next for you ?
Looking forward to working on new songs! 






An interview with Gina Wood

Band Name 


Gina Wood

What first got you into music ?
Listening to Elp Keith Emerson Eddie Jobson, Yes, Steve Wilson

Who Inspired you to create music ?
The musicians that I have listened to all my life from Emerson to Wakeman, so many

What kind of music do you make?
Ambient with a classical twist

What is your creative process like?
I get up and play every day. I'm lucky enough to record at home so start improvising and take it from there.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Wow thats a toughie But I love who I am working with now shin*semia Josef Umo Xitb etc you can find these guys on Soundcloud

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
Right now Jacob Collier, had tickets due to covid cancelled

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
First of all thank you for all your kindness and support. Stay healthy be safe!!!

What is the most useless talent you have ?
Making paper airplanes

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
No you would not want to hear that mess lol.

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
Well I was a Nurse for many years but prefer music

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
Gigs whats that ?? oh pre covid was going to play in Texas, well that cease to exist just recording right now.

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
In a way you have the ability to see and hear artists from around the world. Which is good

What is your favourite song to perform? *
Right now Lost Heart, Nebula for the ambient and sonic fun!

what famous musicians do you admire ?
I'm going to sound like a broken record Emerson just his ability to take classical pieces and turn them into something that everyone could get into

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
Got a ticket I'm pretty meek like to stay out of trouble :-)

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Keep trying and have fun with it!!

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
Its very difficult these days isn't it? I know so many musicians that are extremely talented and they can't get a break. I guess to recognize these guys for the great talent that they have even if they are not on the top 100 you get my drift.

Whats next for you ?
Working on a new album due out in November and to keep playing !!




Interview with yarku

Band Name
Yarku



What first got you into music ?
My first band at 2013

Who Inspired you to create music ?
One music producer from my city

What kind of music do you make?
Experimental, electronic, pop, alternative

What is your creative process like?
I’m producer, so i’m recordung music instrents on my studio and mixing them

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Josh Pan, Boots, Moderat, Joji

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
Jacob Colier

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
Be yourself

What is the most useless talent you have ?
Touch my hair

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
I’m figuring out new songs in the shower :))

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
Meditate, maybe will go to ashram

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
I was in a tour on Russia with my previous band. Difficult experience

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
Very good

What is your favourite song to perform? *
Become a tree

what famous musicians do you admire ?
Jacob Colier

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
Relationships with 2 girls :)

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Just be and don’t try so much

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
I think indie artists need more support from the spotify, youtube

Whats next for you ?
I have many songs in different genres which I will release