Commercial music – Papa Byrd http://papabyrd.com/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 21:09:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://papabyrd.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.jpg Commercial music – Papa Byrd http://papabyrd.com/ 32 32 Loyola University Hiring for Popular and Commercial Music Program https://papabyrd.com/loyola-university-hiring-for-popular-and-commercial-music-program/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 23:09:42 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/loyola-university-hiring-for-popular-and-commercial-music-program/ The Popular and Commercial Music Degree Program at Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for a full-time faculty position to begin the fall 2022 semester. This appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer in the Popular and Commercial Music program within the School of Music and Theater Professions. This is a non-permanent position with […]]]>

The Popular and Commercial Music Degree Program at Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for a full-time faculty position to begin the fall 2022 semester. This appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer in the Popular and Commercial Music program within the School of Music and Theater Professions. This is a non-permanent position with the possibility of renewable appointments.

The description:
This faculty position will be responsible for teaching four (4) courses (or the equivalent of 12 credit hours) in the Popular and Commercial Music degree in the fall and spring semesters, in the areas of expertise. In addition, this position will serve as an academic advisor to a roster of Popular and Commercial Music students, as well as assist the Program Director with regular activities, logistics, and further development of the Popular Music degree program. and commercial. The ability to recognize and implement trends and developments in the modern/contemporary professional music landscape, instruct students in performance best practices, and make available to students new concepts at the intersections of music creation, technology and business are all essential parts of this position.

Mandatory qualifications and experience:
The successful candidate for this faculty position will possess the following:
• Minimum level of master’s degree and/or terminal degree in music/arts OR significant and professional experience related to music and superior reputation in the field(s) of teaching
• Previous experience with college-level teaching
• Previous experience as a performer, composer, music producer and/or arranger in a professional setting.
• A respected reputation as a musician/educator in the teaching field(s)
• Proficiency in computer software/hardware currently used in music production and post-production workflows including: Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, Sibelius/Finale, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
• Ability to teach a diverse range of lessons such as (but not limited to): lectures based on music theory, ensembles, private lessons, contemporary music history lessons, group piano, technology lab musical, etc
• Previous experience working in creative environments and interacting with entertainers and entertainment industry personnel
• Previous experience and familiarity with handling secure and highly confidential digital information and content
• Connections to related professional music communities, including manifestations of success within these communities


The ideal candidate will also demonstrate knowledge and experience of musical performance and/or production techniques and their attendant business models, international distribution markets, requirements of successful musical artistry, and trends in music. content distribution.

Other desirable qualifications:
• Ability to teach courses in other areas, such as the music industry, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, music supervision, and professionalism topics.
• Preference will be given to applicants who have achieved commercial and/or artistic success, and/or who have founded or managed music and entertainment businesses

Responsibilities/Tasks:
This faculty position will be responsible for each of the following:
• Teach four (4) courses per semester in the program curriculum, which could include music theory, ensemble supervision, music production, style and practice, film music, arranging, and private lessons on the main instrument
• Participate in various events and activities, throughout the year, with regard to recruitment, auditions and admissions of incoming students.
• Oversee our weekly masterclass series
• Assist the program director in the management of ensembles, the programming of accompanists and others
• Advise students regarding the successful and timely completion of the study program
• Assist in the development of new curricula and curricula as required

About the program/school:
Specifically, the Popular and Commercial Music Studies program is designed to provide performers and songwriters of all musical genres with a 360-degree training program that teaches students about music creation through the lens of art. , entrepreneurial thinking and the music industry. Students develop technical and performance skills with instruction in songwriting, performance, recording techniques, theory, audio production, self-management/marketing, and more.

Our curriculum and pedagogy are firmly rooted in the Jesuit tradition of liberal arts education, with a particular emphasis on creative expression and experiential learning. We educate our students to become artistic entrepreneurs and creative professionals, and we are dedicated to the holistic education of the individual student. Our goal is first to expose students to all of the languages ​​involved in the creation and business of art, and then to provide those students with avenues and methods to pursue their passions within the global creative economy. .

About Loyola University of New Orleans
A unit of the College of Music & Media at Loyola University New Orleans, the School of Music Industry programs offer various degrees centered around today’s music industry; ranging from creating artists/performers/producers to working in service of those creators, all are focused on the goal of building well-rounded creative professionals. In addition to our major programs, the department also offers minors and concentrations for business, arts, and humanities students.

Loyola University of New Orleans is a Jesuit institution of higher learning that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to lead meaningful lives with and for others, to seek truth, wisdom, and virtue, and to work at the service of others towards a fairer world.

Loyola welcomes students from diverse backgrounds and prepares them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; seek truth, wisdom and virtue; and to work for a fairer world in the service of others. Through teaching, research, creative pursuits, and service, our faculty and staff strive to educate the whole student for the benefit of the community at large.

Application process:
Qualified applicants must submit the following application documents:
• One (1) cover letter
• One (1) up-to-date curriculum vitae •
• Any additional writing samples, course syllabi, productions or other related materials

Applications should be sent to:

Kate Duncan
Associate Director – School of the Music Industry College of Music and Media
Loyola University of New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 865-2308
kduncan@loyno.edu

This position will remain open until filled.

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RTI partners with SoundMachine for commercial music service https://papabyrd.com/rti-partners-with-soundmachine-for-commercial-music-service/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 09:20:13 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/rti-partners-with-soundmachine-for-commercial-music-service/ Control and automation specialist RTI partners with SoundMachine, the music subscription service for businesses, to provide integrators installing the RTI Music streaming audio system with recurring monthly revenue options with the music service cloud-based fully licensed from SoundMachine. Partnership enables RTI resellers to offer and monetize fully licensed music services (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SOCAN, RE-SOUND […]]]>

Control and automation specialist RTI partners with SoundMachine, the music subscription service for businesses, to provide integrators installing the RTI Music streaming audio system with recurring monthly revenue options with the music service cloud-based fully licensed from SoundMachine.

Partnership enables RTI resellers to offer and monetize fully licensed music services (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SOCAN, RE-SOUND and Global Music Rights) in restaurants, bars, hotels and other applications commercial.

“Music is an integral part of the retail atmosphere, engaging customers in a meaningful way and encouraging repeat visits,” said Neal Ellsworth, director of product management at RTI. “RTI Music’s integration with SoundMachine makes it easy for integrators to create memorable customer experiences with a cloud-based licensed music service and then participate in the ongoing revenue stream.”

SoundMachine simplifies the use of fully licensed music in hospitality and commercial environments.

There are two tiers of service: the business plan offers 100+ playlists with a range of style settings, pre-programmed personalized ads, multiple sources within one location, multiple locations with one central account and one annual prepaid service with discounts and without contract.

The Business Premium plan offers 500+ playlists and allows importing playlists from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, etc. RTI dealers will earn 10% of service subscription fees, generating recurring revenue for their businesses.

RTI Music enables seamless music streaming directly from the control and automation system environment, combining music streaming control with TV, lighting and blinds, climate and security. There’s no need to leave the control app to search for music or access a playlist. The result is that staff can focus on the customer experience, not the technology. With multiple simultaneous streams, RTI Music enables different areas of the business to stream unique playlists, with all music fully licensed through SoundMachine.

“Ultimately, our goal is to create the best possible user experience for businesses and their customers,” said Matteo Luppi, CEO of SoundMachine. “The integration of RTI Control does precisely that while providing RTI dealers with a new stream of recurring revenue.”

More information on RTI Music and SoundMachine integration here.

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“The distinction between independent music and commercial music will diminish,” says “Gehraiyaan” composer Kabeer Kathpalia aka OAFF https://papabyrd.com/the-distinction-between-independent-music-and-commercial-music-will-diminish-says-gehraiyaan-composer-kabeer-kathpalia-aka-oaff/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 08:06:00 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/the-distinction-between-independent-music-and-commercial-music-will-diminish-says-gehraiyaan-composer-kabeer-kathpalia-aka-oaff/ It’s rare to witness someone who understands the musical algorithm in such a way that once you hear their track, it plays continuously in the back of your head. Well, Kabeer Kathpalia aka OAFF, ​​composer and music producer, is one of them. Whether it’s drinking coffee, taking a shower, working at your desk, reading a […]]]>

It’s rare to witness someone who understands the musical algorithm in such a way that once you hear their track, it plays continuously in the back of your head. Well, Kabeer Kathpalia aka OAFF, ​​composer and music producer, is one of them. Whether it’s drinking coffee, taking a shower, working at your desk, reading a book, having time for me – his song, First line, released in 2018 was one such score. In fact, the song still remains close to my heart. What if I told you that the anthem of the year… Gehraiyaan the title song is actually a Hindi recreation of this beautiful piece? Yes before Gehraiyaan there was First line and we had a conversation with the man who created these two moving pieces. Excerpts from an interview:

Your stage name is quite unique, what’s the story behind it?

First, I think I have to explain to people how to pronounce it. It is pronounced like ‘oaf’ (pronounced like ‘Loaf’ but without the ‘L’). It comes from the English word “oaf”, which represents a stupid, clumsy and stupid person. I relate to it and that’s where the name comes from.

How did this film come to you?

An acquaintance introduced my indie music to Shakun (Batra) and one day I received a message on my Instagram saying ‘Hey this is Shakun Batra, I like your music, can we meet.’ We met and started chatting and having conversations about his vision, story and script. My musical partner, Savera, and I read the script and started creating music based on it. It just sort of went from there.

As for background scores, what goes through your mind when creating them?

The most important thing is how the music serves the film, its characters and the story. First of all, every decision is made from that point of view – is it what the character or the story wants to say or do that we need to convey through the music? Second, the overall soundscape of a film has a specific mood. So we used a lot of electronic elements and western classical arrangements with strings and pianos. So, it is this modern electronic world that meets this classical world. These are the main things we thought about.

From the independent music circuit to the commercial space, how different was the experience?

I don’t think there is a difference in the way we create music. For us, music is music and we create what excites us the most. But once the music is over, that’s when you feel the difference. When me and Savera release our indie songs and get around 100,000 views on YouTube, we feel wow, we’ve done so well. And there I fell asleep and woke up and saw 10 million views in 24 hours. It’s a drastic difference in terms of platform and scope. Sony Music helped push the songs to get them to people who might be interested and that’s the main difference.

How did you venture into the world of music?

I studied math and physics in college and have always had a fondness for science. But I’ve also always been interested in understanding how music works. I was in music theory and I played the guitar, which was my main instrument to start with. It’s funny because Savera, Lothika and I are from the same school in Ahmedabad. Savera and I were in a punk rock band in high school, so I picked up my guitar just to be in that band and we were having fun. So we started our journey together and now we make music for movies together.

How do you think indie music is doing in India and among listeners? What is his future ?

During the pandemic, there haven’t been too many movie releases and indie music has always been a small but vibrant scene. That’s when people realized, during the pandemic, that hey, we want more music but there’s no movies, so let’s look at these indie artists and see what’s going on there. And that’s when people realized there was so much great music out there in this indie world, why not explore more of it. Now, if a great film like this, a great production house like Dharma and a director like Shakun encourage artists like us to create music for their films, that’s very encouraging. Thanks also to Ankur Tewari, who oversaw all of this. He encouraged different artists to enter the mainstream. I see there will be more interesting crossovers with the indie world and hopefully there will be a lot more interesting music for us. At some point, the distinction between indie and commercial will diminish. It will become broad spectrum and more open.

When it comes to creating music, do you have a rule book or guidelines that you swear by?

I would love to, but I really don’t. Savera and I are the kind of people who, if something excites us, just want to do something about it. The one thing that always needs to be there is a sense of excitement and if you find that, it will always be interesting. If you go too far and try to come up with a plan, I don’t think the end product will be that interesting.

Few people are aware, but the song is an adaptation of your song First lineHindi version of it, how did it go?

Lothika and I wrote First line in 2018. It’s a personal song about something Lothika was going through at the time. Her grandmother had just passed away, so we made this song as a way to deal with grief more than anything. It wasn’t really considered making a pop song. It was more like using music for therapy. Cut to now, where someone on the team took the song and put it in the promo for the movie and Shakun loved the feel of the song and the visuals. So he asked us to try to do a Hindi version of this song, which was tailor-made for the characters. Ankur Tewari wrote the lyrics, Lothika sung them again and that’s how we got the female version of Gehraiyaan. Now we also have a male version of the song sung by Mohit Chauhan, which is a slightly different version of the song.

Do you think audiences and creators are finally accepting unfilmed tracks?

I think so. If you just look at the numbers, Doobey was No. 1 in the country on radio and Gehraiyaan was #2, so I think people just want music they can relate to. I don’t think it matters if it’s filmed or not as long as it’s something people can connect to.

What’s the next step in the pipeline?

Next in the pipeline is more independent, cinematic work. There’s a lot of new music coming out, hopefully in the next few months.

Rapid fire:

What is your favorite part of the film?

Doobey

Music on your playlist that you like to listen to?

I love listening to retro music from the 90s and 2000s that I grew up listening to.

Your favorite indie singer?

I like this artist called Ditty, who is a freelance singer in India.

Who do you want to collaborate with next?

Zoya Akhtar

What’s your favorite, evergreen track?

Yeh Haseen Vadiyan by AR Rahman.

What’s your favorite thing besides music?

Science. Physics to be precise.

What is your favorite musical genre?

I can’t answer that, I’m a music producer so I love all kinds of music.

Songs that you would like people to like to listen to music?

Check out this Icelandic composer called Ólafur Arnalds. You might find this interesting. Then there’s Easy Wanderlings, an Indian supergroup; they are friends of mine. One of their songs is used as a track played in the car in Gehraiyaan.

If not, would you be a composer?

Physicist.

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Music Licensing Platform SyncFloor Celebrates 100th Partner https://papabyrd.com/music-licensing-platform-syncfloor-celebrates-100th-partner/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 02:12:57 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/music-licensing-platform-syncfloor-celebrates-100th-partner/ The demand for high-quality, fully-licensed independent music is growing by leaps and bounds, as more apps, commercials, movies, and physical spaces seek out unique voices and reasonable, simple music licensing. As part of this groundswell, SyncFloor has signed with its 100th partner, UK-based Hospital Records. The label joins several other notable recent additions, including frtyfve […]]]>

The demand for high-quality, fully-licensed independent music is growing by leaps and bounds, as more apps, commercials, movies, and physical spaces seek out unique voices and reasonable, simple music licensing. As part of this groundswell, SyncFloor has signed with its 100th partner, UK-based Hospital Records. The label joins several other notable recent additions, including frtyfve (frtyfve.com), Mind of a Genius (mindofagenius.com) and Park the Van (parkthevan.com). These partners join a community of distributors, agencies, fitness/wellness apps and other innovators who know that supporting talented artists through sync and licensing opportunities benefits everyone.

SyncFloor has created a platform for curating and administering licenses that turns that understanding into great musical experiences, whether it’s creating the perfect playlist for a virtual fitness class, enabling podcasters to find the right music or set up an extremely easy way for catalog holders to deliver great tracks for quick syncs. Customers can draw from SyncFloor’s 22,000-track catalog of curated and diverse indie music, or use their own catalog and present it in new, engaging, and syncing ways.

“We’ve built a powerful toolset that makes it incredibly easy for creators to find, retain, and license music,” said Kirt Debique, co-founder and CEO of SyncFloor. “We’ve proven that commercial licensing and discovery can be simplified and scaled, without losing the fun and creativity of finding and using amazing music.”

“Several years ago, Kirt demonstrated Syncfloor to my team who quickly adopted its use,” recalls John Drawbaugh, Production Manager at Argonaut. “We have found it profoundly useful not only for finding a licensed track or for having a track marked, but more importantly as a tool to help refine the musical direction of our creation. Its ease of use, from search to license, makes it a game changer. I can’t wait to see what Syncfloor will do in the near and distant future.

“SyncFloor has created a turnkey brand portal to some of the most incredible and unique music we have, music that could be suitable for many productions and projects,” says Chris Dampier, Vice President of TuneCore Publishing. “We’re excited to bring our artists to more production professionals and serve both sides by making great music easy to discover.”

“The SyncFloor team has been absolutely amazing in training and empowering our trainers to elevate their classes through music,” says Kelly Froelich, co-founder of Balanced. “Thank you for demystifying music licensing and making it so simple!”

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Jeet Gannguli traces the evolution of Bengali commercial music https://papabyrd.com/jeet-gannguli-traces-the-evolution-of-bengali-commercial-music/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 04:59:00 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/jeet-gannguli-traces-the-evolution-of-bengali-commercial-music/ Jeet gangguli An 18e A generation musician in his family, Jeet Gannguli has taken commercial Bengali music to the next level. Aashiqui 2’s unforgettable melody composer, Khamoshiyaan, Premer Kahini & Challenge credits his father Kali Ganguly for all his successes. “My mother introduced me to music with Rabindra Sangeet when I was 5 years old, […]]]>

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An 18e A generation musician in his family, Jeet Gannguli has taken commercial Bengali music to the next level. Aashiqui 2’s unforgettable melody composer, Khamoshiyaan, Premer Kahini & Challenge credits his father Kali Ganguly for all his successes.

“My mother introduced me to music with Rabindra Sangeet when I was 5 years old, while my father introduced me to the technical concepts of notation, pitch and scale. The first memory I have of writing an aria is for a school play called Shottyi Bhooter Goppo which was then reversed with Dhaker Taale Komor Dole in 2009 to the same tune, ”Jeet recalls.

In early 2000, when Jeet visited Kolkata with his wife during the Pujas, he was very disappointed not to hear any Bengali music being played through the pandals. “The film music industry in Bengal was at an all-time low by then and I took an oath to change the soundscape here. the film First Kahini“, says Gannguli who made his debut as a songwriter with the film. First in 2004.

The musician feels that reality shows showcase a lot of hidden talents. “The present times demand a complete artist who is not only talented but also intelligent. A budding musician must be tech-savvy because independent music in digital spaces is gaining momentum after the pandemic, ”he quickly underlines. With OTT platforms booming, the songwriter has taken on the challenge of delivering hits on the digital space.

“I was eagerly awaiting theatrical releases after the pandemic and finally saw one with Tonic. It was exhausting composing for digital releases. I think that films should always be explored in theaters and not in OTT ”, shares Gannguli whose Suna Hain for Sanak released on Disney + Hotstar resonated well with listeners.

Gannguli has many projects going on. We will see him tuning tracks for Kolkatar Harry and a single for an upcoming film by Bollywood director Mohit Suri.


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Magixx Interview: I can do commercial music, but I want to move your mind as well as your body https://papabyrd.com/magixx-interview-i-can-do-commercial-music-but-i-want-to-move-your-mind-as-well-as-your-body/ Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:22:01 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/magixx-interview-i-can-do-commercial-music-but-i-want-to-move-your-mind-as-well-as-your-body/ Everyone was taken by surprise when Mavin Records announced the signing of their latest star in the making, Magixx. Mavin’s actions are already dominating Nigerian airwaves and streaming services; Ayra Starr was featured this year and became the second most circulating female artist in Nigeria, Ladipoe’s multiple No. 1 hits put her in a class […]]]>

Everyone was taken by surprise when Mavin Records announced the signing of their latest star in the making, Magixx. Mavin’s actions are already dominating Nigerian airwaves and streaming services; Ayra Starr was featured this year and became the second most circulating female artist in Nigeria, Ladipoe’s multiple No. 1 hits put her in a class above, Rema’s superstar status doesn’t need to be. ‘be featured, but with her debut album “Raves & Roses” set to drop this year, her deniers will have nowhere to hide.

Magixx’s debut EP, “Magixx”, was released to an enthusiastic audience who were waiting for a new star. Videos have emerged on the internet of covers first sung by Magixx, then of an unreleased single. All the videos showed one thing; a unique voice artist who was as passionate as the songs he sang. With his debut EP, Magixx shows that he is more than just a passionate R&B singer with a beautiful voice, but an artist who can switch genres effortlessly.

The eponymous EP is intentional to show Magixx’s mastery of different genres. It smoothly flows silky R&B sounds of Love doesn’t cost a dime and Like a movie in the high energy of Afrobeats on Pati and again in the calm of an afro-fusion influenced by reggae on Acknowledgement before closing with reflective acoustics on Motivate yourself. Composed of different parts and influences like its owner, Magixx is a transparent and intentional curation that shows an artist who does not want to be boxed.

During a zoom call, Magixx tells MoreBranches how he got into music, was signed by Mavin Records and what led to the creation of his first EP.


Can you introduce yourself to our readers?

I am Adelabu Alexander Adewunmi. I am really an outgoing person, I love football, fashion. I was born and raised in Lagos, Ogba to be precise. I graduated from the University of Lagos where I studied Mass Communication. Yeah, I think that’s another angle

Did you start making music in college?

No, the University of Lagos was the starting point for me as an artist. I had done music before but that’s when I started getting fans from my class to other departments. This is where I started to meet people, to release my own stuff. It was like my foundation basically. Because people from other departments, people in my department got to know me as an artist from there.

How did you come to music?

Music has always been part of my journey since my childhood. My father always had a lot of CDs in the house, ranging from Fela to DMX, Celine Dion, all these people. They kind of influenced my musical choice. They influence the Magixx that is now. That’s why I can do a lot of things. This is why I can rap, sing, make dialect because I have a lot of musical influence from a young age. I also lived with my grandmother from the age of seven, I joined the choir and that also influenced me. My high school was also a bit like a music school because they taught music. It all shaped who I am today. I think I started to discover music personally between 8 and 9 years old. Personally, for me it would be 2face, Dbanj, Wande Coal to love Brymo up to Wizkid.

How did you get signed to Mavin?

It happened at the beginning of last year. I’ve always wanted to join the big leagues, you know. And that it was Mavin, that was something special to me. I had just finished school and was on Instagram posting content, letting more people get to know me. It was during this time that I was taken care of by Jazzy and the team I had to go through and start working at the studio.

How has being in Mavin made a difference for you and how are you dealing with that?

Everything has definitely changed. You get to see life from a different perspective. People are more in your business, we are talking about you. I think I’m doing pretty well, I haven’t done anything wrong so far. I haven’t been bad with anyone, I’ve just been in my own way and I’m trying to have fun with it because it’s as good as it gets.

What was the creative process behind your EP?

By selecting the EP, we wanted to make an impression. I can do commercial music, but I want to move your mind as well as your body. It was the state of mind, wanting to show your diversity and not wanting to be locked up. This impression with different themes, there is the love side, there is the party side, the motivating side. Yes.

Which song would you say is your favorite?

I don’t know, I think it changes every time. I really like Like a movie personally. It’s my personal song but the people who have been there love doesn’t cost a dime.

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Talk about Love doesn’t cost a dime, it’s a very moving song. Is there a story behind it?

It was nothing serious o. It wasn’t a song that I thought about too much. I actually think the first verse was a freestyle, it was the second verse that I sat down to write. I was in the studio at night and the beat was playing when I woke up. He was playing around 5 a.m. and I was still sleeping until 7 a.m. When I woke up the beat was all over my head and I was like ‘man, let me jump on it.’ And he was like why not, it was Lomon? The first set of words I said was the first verse of the song and we recorded it and it’s the song everyone is listening to now. I never really thought about the words, I never dealt with anything except the second verse.

How about other songs like Acknowledgement?

I think Acknowledgement would slap more in the near future. I think so because there is a lot of futuristic stuff in this song. I thought about releasing it now because there is a depth that I want people to see as soon as possible. So many people are artists but they really don’t show their depth. When I was writing this song, I was in a state of gratitude. For me this song is the most serious song in the EP apart Motivate yourself. There was a thought process that went into the writing Acknowledgement. It was more thinking than writing because you have to calculate the whole song, it’s like math.

Your music sounds like you haven’t found a balance. I know this is something intentional, but is it something that you intend to pursue in the future or we would see more than one genre?

I think going forward it would be more afrobeats before it comes down to streaming it again. I think I have to portray a lens and I think it would be more afrobeats before I start showing. But at first I just want people to know that it’s not just Afrobeat, I could do all of these other things together.

What genre would you say you are more comfortable in and in which you enjoy making music?

Afro-fusion man. I like to put things together, I like to experiment with things together, this is the kind of artist that I am.

Are you doing something else?

I’m more of a singer-songwriter. I’m not really into other stuff like this but in the future I want to go into fashion and sports. I would like to own a media house someday.

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School of Music develops commercial music degree | life https://papabyrd.com/school-of-music-develops-commercial-music-degree-life/ Thu, 11 Nov 2021 03:58:00 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/school-of-music-develops-commercial-music-degree-life/ Buddy Holly, Josh Abbott, Natalie Maines and Lee Ann Womack are just some of the musicians who made their debut in the South Plains. After about three years of planning, the Texas Tech School of Music formed a partnership with South Plains College to offer a four-year Commercial Music degree to students interested in musical […]]]>

Buddy Holly, Josh Abbott, Natalie Maines and Lee Ann Womack are just some of the musicians who made their debut in the South Plains.

After about three years of planning, the Texas Tech School of Music formed a partnership with South Plains College to offer a four-year Commercial Music degree to students interested in musical production and performance.

Lisa Garner Santa, acting principal of the School of Music, said there has been an interest in partnering with South Plains College’s commercial music program for decades. The Tech School of Music hasn’t capitalized on the university’s location in Buddy Holly’s home, Garner Santa said, and this degree offers students a way to explore their talents in the commercial music world. .

“So if someone wanted to develop the skills to become a guitarist, drummer, keyboardist, singer in Nashville, LA, Las Vegas, New York, what skills would they need? Garner Santa said. “And so that’s what makes her really, really different, is the application of that skill, not just the acquisition of the skill.”

Students in the BAACM program will begin the first two years of their studies at South Plains College, completing the Associate of Applied Arts degree in Commercial Music, where they will have the technology necessary for hands-on experience, including recording, audio, video and production and sound design.

Garner Santa said the degree also includes a wrap-up project, where students must organize a performance at a local venue from start to finish, and an internship at a local commercial music company, such as The Cactus Theater.

“It opens the door for those interested in rock, metal, country, bluegrass, hip hop, sound design, recording technology, all of these things can see a way in this region.” , in that area, “she said.

In addition to the higher-level courses that focus on specific instruments or ensembles, the 3000 and 4000-level technology courses build on the recording technology and computer training that students will receive at SPC, Garner Santa said. .

Christopher J. Smith, professor and president of musicology at the School of Music and director of Tech’s Vernacular Music Center, said he was happy that there had been more receptivity to a partnership between the two colleges.

“So philosophically I think it’s a lot more inclusive, and a lot less that kind of elitism, false elitism, this false hierarchy,” Smith said. “So it’s good pragmatically, it’s good for recruiting, it’s good for students, it’s good for both institutions, and it’s also, I believe, the right thing to do.”

The Vernacular Music Center gives students the opportunity to learn traditional music from around the world, from African diaspora music to mariachi. Smith encourages students to learn about a variety of different instruments to perfect their own craft.

This diversity in education, along with the increased freedom students have in the genre of music they wish to pursue, breaks certain hierarchies in the music world that separate more artistic music from commercial music, Smith said. .

“And so, we like to think of us (Tech), third and fourth year as a kind of building up from a really solid, solid technical and professional base, which is very strong, rewarding in terms of skills, especially music theory skills. but also just like being a citizen of the world understanding that, you know, this is one place and there are a lot of other places in the world where music occurs, ”Smith said.

Joy Harris is a musician from Lubbock and owner of Joy Harris Music, LLC. Harris is in the process of getting her bachelor’s degree in musical performance at Tech, although she said she is not currently a student.

With her passions for orchestral percussion and electric bass, Harris supported herself as a full-time musician for most of her life. She said there was a gap in the information she learned in class at Tech in relation to the professional world.

“So I got a lot of real world experience doing everything, going out there, playing concerts, you know, trying to build my reputation, my business, all of that good stuff,” he said. said Harris, “But my area of ​​study at Tech was musical performance, that is – I’m a performing musician, so it’s related, but some of the skills such as understanding the law authoring, recording, studio experience, reading and writing paintings, not just noted music, things like there was a rift between the two worlds.

Harris also spent a decade teaching in public schools, primarily in Midland. She said that many students she knows are interested in commercial music, but have not considered enrolling at Tech as there was no program for such a thing.

In his experience, versatility is useful for live musicians, Harris said. Attending both SPC and Tech, she said, will make students complete and ready to enter the entertainment world.

“The benefit of this degree that feeds into the benefits of what, say, the town of Lubbock might actually provide some longevity for these students when they graduate, you know there’s a ready environment for them. allow it to go to work, ”Harris mentioned.

The program opened for the fall semester 2021, and most students in the program are interested in jazz and choirs, Garner Santa said.

“This program gives us the opportunity to reconnect with our community to provide additional training to those who already express talent in the commercial music arena,” said Garner Santa.


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The State’s First and Only Commercial Music Program Gives Students Tools to Pursue Commercial Music Careers | News Examiner https://papabyrd.com/the-states-first-and-only-commercial-music-program-gives-students-tools-to-pursue-commercial-music-careers-news-examiner/ https://papabyrd.com/the-states-first-and-only-commercial-music-program-gives-students-tools-to-pursue-commercial-music-careers-news-examiner/#respond Mon, 01 Nov 2021 17:39:00 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/the-states-first-and-only-commercial-music-program-gives-students-tools-to-pursue-commercial-music-careers-news-examiner/ Country united states of americaUS Virgin IslandsMinor Outlying Islands of the United StatesCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, […]]]>


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MSU Billings Offers Commercial Music Degree to Help Students Enter Music Industry | Music https://papabyrd.com/msu-billings-offers-commercial-music-degree-to-help-students-enter-music-industry-music/ https://papabyrd.com/msu-billings-offers-commercial-music-degree-to-help-students-enter-music-industry-music/#respond Wed, 27 Oct 2021 16:21:00 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/msu-billings-offers-commercial-music-degree-to-help-students-enter-music-industry-music/ John Roberts y Pan Blanco performs during the 2021 Magic City Blues Festival in downtown Billings. MSUB News Service While the building that houses Montana State University’s Billings Music Department looks like any other higher education structure, the department is no ordinary music department. MSU Billings’ Faculty of Music is quite unique, with decades of […]]]>

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While the building that houses Montana State University’s Billings Music Department looks like any other higher education structure, the department is no ordinary music department.

MSU Billings’ Faculty of Music is quite unique, with decades of experience in the music industry, ranging from international performances alongside renowned musicians, playing in their own bands, to composing, recording and teaching. Extraordinary things happen every day in the music department of MSUB.

MSU Billings’ Music Department consists of nine highly qualified music teachers, some of whom are graduates of the Juilliard School of Music, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, California Institute of the Arts, and University of California from the South, with their expertise ranging from keyboard, guitar, brass and percussion, oboe, violin, voice, piano and recording.

From the Los Angeles Philharmonic to Dr. Dre to MSUB, John Roberts is the highly energetic and charismatic Low Brass Department Chair and Associate Professor. He grew up on a remote ranch in southeastern Montana and began his musical journey at the age of five learning to play the piano. After earning a degree in musical performance from MSU Billings, Roberts moved to Los Angeles and received his Masters of Fine Arts in Western Orchestral Performance from the California Institute of the Arts. He then spent 17 years performing internationally and touring with artists such as Sting, Fallout Boy, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Bobby Womack and the Temptations, to name a few. Additionally, Roberts and his renowned band, John Roberts y Pan Blanco, travel across the country to perform their very energetic West African musical sounds, funk, soul, salsa, jazz and R&B.


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Trevecca Names Commercial Music Center ED | Education https://papabyrd.com/trevecca-names-commercial-music-center-ed-education/ https://papabyrd.com/trevecca-names-commercial-music-center-ed-education/#respond Mon, 18 Oct 2021 17:40:14 +0000 https://papabyrd.com/trevecca-names-commercial-music-center-ed-education/ Trevecca Nazarene University has named Craig Adams Executive Director of the brand new TNU Center for Commercial Music. Adams is a music industry veteran, son of the late gospel songwriter / performer Stephen Adams and a five-time Dove Award winner from the Gospel Music Association. According to a statement, he comes to Trevecca from LifeWay, […]]]>

Trevecca Nazarene University has named Craig Adams Executive Director of the brand new TNU Center for Commercial Music.

Adams is a music industry veteran, son of the late gospel songwriter / performer Stephen Adams and a five-time Dove Award winner from the Gospel Music Association. According to a statement, he comes to Trevecca from LifeWay, where he created or collaborated on more than 3,000 Christian music products and worship resources from 2007-21.

A former student of Trevecca, Adams has served as a performer, arranger, songwriter, producer, and cult leader.

As Executive Director of the TNU Center for Commercial Music, Adams will be the primary liaison between music industry professionals, the Nazarene denomination, the church in general, and the various Trevecca campus programs that include the presentation and production of music.

The centre’s primary mission is to “strengthen, diversify and unify the training infrastructure by infusing the program with leading industry voices and influencers,” according to Dr Vernon Whaley, Trevecca’s vice president for development. of programs for music and worship.

The center is a division of the TNU School of Music and Worship Arts headed by Dr David Diehl, the dean of the school.

Trevecca President Dr Dan Boone described Adams as “an excellent communicator, problem solver and people manager. He is gifted and adept at supervising, providing discipline, and equipping creatives to achieve mission goals.

With students from 47 states and 39 countries, Trevecca offers 20 associate degrees, 81 undergraduate majors, 25 master’s programs and three doctoral programs as well as honors and certificate programs.


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