Nashville Grammy-Nominated Music Producer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Mixer & Creative Director, Gary Earl

Gary Earl 2Gary Earl has produced music for radio, films, tv shows, commercials and video games, that have been used and trusted by Sony/Columbia, Warner Bros, HBO, Disney, Pokemon, Batman, Country Radio, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, MGM films, Paramount, Tristar, MGM, 20th Century Fox, MTV,  and hit shows including, The Bachelor, Ellen DeGeneres and Batman just to name a few. 

Gary’s work as a Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Mixer and Songwriter has gained him #1 success’s on radio, Billboard, The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, ReverbNation (#1 for 65 weeks in a row) and BroadJam. Gary also  won the prestigious National Kennedy Center for the Arts Award.

Among Gary’s originals and the songs he has produced he has also been the sound engineer for hundreds of artists, songwriters and Indie artists.

Gary’s list of Artists, Songwriters, Actors and Celebrities he has worked with include, Keanu Reeves, Clint Eastwood, Taylor Swift, Mark Harmon, Miley Cyrus, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, River Phoenix, Tyra Banks, Ellen DeGeneres, and he shared an office with Chevy Chase during filming of Christmas Vacation.

www.garyearlproductions.com

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Top Hollywood Celebrity Songwriter & Mentor

Alan Roy Scott

A-393126-1336818428-2891.jpegAlan is a Top Hollywood Celebrity Songwriter & Mentor. He has written songs written for, Celine Dion, Cher, Journey, Notorious B.I.G., Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Ray Charles, Top Gun, First Wives Club, Coming To America, Fame, Sons Of Anarchy. Alan is also the Founder of the exclusive International Songwriting Festival “Music Bridges” and Coach/Teacher/Mentor at Songu.com, Musician’s Institute, Taxi, TSSLA and UCLA Extension. 

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kamall (1)From Former Grammy Award Winning Music Group, “Arrested Development”, Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Bassist, Sound Designer,  Visionary & KM Entertainment’s founder,

Kamaal Malak

Kamaal Malak’s list of accomplishments as a Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Bassist, Sound Designer and Visonary. directly reflects his desire to create stories with integrity without regard for convention and genre. His most notable success came when he joined Grammy award winning music group, Arrested Development. Kamaal’s personal highlights while part of Arrested Development were the opportunities to perform with Peter Gabriel on his WOMAD Tour, at Woodstock 94’ and on The Late Show with David Letterman. The group also performed for Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
 
Kamaal currently resides in Nashville, TN where his production company, KM Entertainment, has created music and develops branding applications for various B2B, B2C and E-commerce initiatives. KM Entertainment has also worked with film and TV clients, which include MTV’s Real World, Fox FX Networks, Coca Cola, NBA, NFL, Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby and TBS.

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Career Consultant, Manager & PR

MIKE GORMLEY               

photo, Gormley, PR(3)Canadian born Mike Gormley has achieved top recognition as a journalist, record company executive, artist manager, music supervisor for TV and films and marketing/PR expert in the 40+ years in the music industry. Gormley has been responsible for setting into motion many artists’ international careers. His work has brought the world such successful artists as the film composer Danny Elfman, massively successful pop band The Bangles and helped launch the careers of such diverse artists as Rod Stewart, Rush, BTO, The Police and Supertramp. He is presently expanding the career of singer/songwriter Darryl Purpose, who has had great success in the folk/Americana world over the past ten years and introducing Psych Rock newcomers, Moon Waves.

By the age of 18, Mike had already been a weekly columnist and writer for the Ottawa Journal, covering major pop music stars of the day, such as 60s icons The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Everly Bros., etc. from his base outside San Francisco where he was attending college. After returning to Ottawa for a short time to write for Canada’s Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Gormley moved back south of the border when he was recruited as a columnist and youth editor for the Detroit Free Press (then the fifth largest morning newspaper in North America). Mike also wrote articles for Playboy, Creem, Billboard, Chicago Sun Times and others on a freelance basis. After being invited to join Mercury Records, as Director of Publicity, Mike engineered the Media campaigns for Thin Lizzy, Rod Stewart, The New York Dolls, Rush, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, The Runaways, The Ohio Players as well as many others. During his tenure, he was instrumental in signing the pioneering punk band The New York Dolls and the groundbreaking German Electronic artists, Kraftwerk When Mercury Records were absorbed into the German-Dutch giant, Polygram, Mike assumed corporate public relations duties and helped establish the PolyGram brand in the U.S. During the same week Mike was chosen to move to PolyGram’s headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, he was beckoned to join the executive staff of A&M Records. Of the two, Mike chose to move to L.A. as head of Publicity for A&M, where he rose to the post of Vice President of Publicity and Assistant to the Chairman. In this position, he worked closely with The Police, Supertramp, Herb Alpert, Styx, Squeeze and others.

Mike left A&M to start his own management firm LAPD, (Los Angeles Personal Development) with Miles Copeland, manager of The Police and founder of IRS Records (REM, The Go Go’s, Fine Young Cannibals and others). Gormley eventually became sole owner of the LAPD. During this time, he convinced Danny Elfman, leader of the legendary  band, Oingo Boingo to write the score for Tim Burton’s first movie “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” spawning Elfman’s mercurial climb to the top of the film composer world. Elfman, a multi Oscar nominee is now considered one of the top five film composers in the world. Other artists Mike has managed include African World Music star Angelique Kidjo, hit songwriters Lowen & Navarro, Australian singer/songwriter Anne McCue and producer/film composer Paul Schwartz. In a diversion from the pop/rock world, Mike oversaw the career of Broadway and film star, Paige O’Hara, best known as “Belle” in Disney’s, “Beauty and the Beast” films. He served as the music supervisor on several films and TV shows, including “Adventures in Babysitting” and the first season of the TV hit, “The Equalizer” with music composed by Stewart Copeland. He also kick-started the career of another Oscar winning film composer, James Newton Howard, giving him his first composing job on the film “Head Office”In the 1990s, Mike co-founded and ran Wildcat Records, distributed by Universal, which had success in several genres, including Top Ten on the AC charts with Michael Damian and AAA success with the Canadian band, The Boomers. In the process, he discovered comedian Craig Shoemaker. Marketing clients have included the hip-hop dance company Groovaloo, the Great American Food and Music Festival, Townsquare LLC, Rhino Records, Nicklodeon and others. Mike also acts, through LAPD, as a consultant to the indie label Funzalo Records and Dallas based Psych Rock band, Moon Waves.

In the year 2008, Mike established the UCLA Extension’s continuing education program called, “The Insider’s Guide to Music Management.” Among other things the class covered what music managers do, why they are important and how to avoid management pitfalls.

Mike is a past President of The Conference of Personal Managers and a past board member of L.A. WoMen In Music. He is presently on the board of Music Manager’s Forum U.S. and is on the Board and is past-Secretary of the Folk Alliance International and its Executive Committee. Mike is also on the Management/Legal Advisory Committee for AFTRA and a Director of Ombience, a center that provides aid to musicians. Most recently Mike joined the Advisory Committee for Music From the Streets. The goal of Music From the Streets is to mobilize national awareness of homelessness and benefit organizations doing the most to solve this problem.

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LizRogersHeadshotFilm & TV Music Supervisor, Publishing, Licensing, Artist Development, Creative Director at Anacrusis, and the Founder of The Nashville House

Liz Rogers

Liz Rogers is the Creative Director at Anacrusis, and the Founder of The Nashville HouseLiz got her start in Nashville at Vanderbilt University, where she studied music performance, musical theatre, business, and education. With internships in marketing, licensing, and publishing, she got a job out of college doing song plugging for a small country publishing company. While there, she formed relationships with music supervisors and artist-writers, and eventually branched off to begin what is now Anacrusis.  Anacrusis officially launched in 2014 as a boutique publishing and licensing company focused on alternative artists.  Since then, Anacrusis has secured dozens of placements for emerging artists in Nashville, and their writers have several cuts on pop and alternative records.  In addition to the publishing, licensing and artist development that Anacrusis focuses on, Liz also is an independent music supervisor and has worked on several films and documentaries.  In 2017, Liz founded The Nashville House, an official event at SXSW featuring 25 emerging Nashville alternative artists and 10 Nashville brands, highlighting the pop, rock, and alternative scene in Nashville.  Liz is an Advisor at the Entrepreneur Center, on the Board of the Music Committee of the Nashville Film Festival, and an Adjunct Artist Teacher at her alma mater, Vanderbilt University.


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 President of “Global Songwriters Connection” 

 Sheree Spoltore

Sheree’ Spoltore’ understands every nuance of the singer/songwriters journey from her own personal experience as a successful Indy artist. Born into a life full of music, her mother and father, Jackie and John Young, were singer/songwriters. Mr. Young owned a state-of-the-art studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Sheree’ experienced great success in her early career, touring the United States and Europe with the National Choir, performing a solo at Carnegie Hall and in an off-Broadway production. Sheree’s songs have been cut by numerous independent artists and featured in film, television, and commercials. She was also honored to be invited to perform her original song “A Place Called Hope, America” at President Clinton’s 1993 Inaugural festivities. Sheree’s love of music led her to Music Row where she gained extensive experience working in various industry roles, including as a song plugger, a staff writer, and several management roles. She has worked side-by-side with music industry legends, such as Barbara Orbison, wife of the late Roy Orbison, Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote the classic Johnny Cash hit “Ring of Fire;” and Hank Williams, Jr. Service to the songwriting community is Sheree’s biggest passion. For seven years, she filled the role of National Membership Director and Assistant Executive Director of Membership for the world’s largest songwriters association, Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). While at NSAI, she created programs that developed thousands of songwriters worldwide and resulted in over 180 publishing deals, record deals, and innumerable successful independent artist careers. Sheree’ has worked with Grammy award-winning hit songwriters, producers, label executives, creative directors, artist managers, publishers, and many other industry professionals. Sheree’ has been featured as a music industry expert speaker at world class songwriter events, such as the Frank Brown Songwriters Festival, Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival, East Coast Songwriters Convention, the Gospel Music Association’s Immerse Program, as well as local colleges and schools such as Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Volunteer State Community College, Belmont University, and Hendersonville High SchoolSheree’ is fiercely devoted to remaining connected to her local community while serving songwriters across the globe. She was recognized as one of Nashville’s top Community Role Models in the Nashville Scene’s Best of Awards 2013 and also received the WMBA Ambassador Award.

Sheree’ is a member of the Women’s Music Business Association, Country Music Association, Source, and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. She currently serves on several boards, including the Gallatin Arts Council and Tennessee Songwriters Association International.

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Global Songwriters Connection’s mission is to help songwriters’ dreams find direction through our extensive knowledge and experience in the music industry. Global Songwriters Connection (GSC) is an association for singer/songwriters that was founded in 2013 by music industry professional, career coach, mentor, motivational speaker and teacher, Sheree’ Spoltore’. Sheree’ is passionate about encouraging, equipping, and empowering songwriters around the world to be their personal best. In just a short time, GSC and its members have already experienced immense success!

GSC’s personalized Career Mentoring services provides singers, songwriters, and artists in all genres and at every level, with industry connections and an individualized plan to help the artist to reach the next step. Whether it is song crafting, career, or artist development, GSC’s mentoring services focus on personal songwriter development first.

What makes a GSC Career Mentoring session different from other industry mentoring sessions is that the focus is on YOU and not just your song! The only thing we are more passionate about than songs is the songwriter! GSC will help give you the tools and information you need to continue to grow and learn as an artist, while positioning you to reach your writing and performing goals.

http://globalsongwriters.com/


Founder Of Indie Connect & CEO Of 2 film & TV Production Companies,

President Of “LeaderBridge”, A #1 Best-Selling Author, A Speaker & A Workshop Conductor,

Vinny Ribas
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Vinny Ribas is the founder of Indie Connect, a company that has been educating artists and songwriters and helping them network in the industry since 2007. He has over 40 years experience as a musician, indie artist, artist manager, booking agent, songwriter, producer, artist consultant and the Entertainment Director for the NV State Fair. He has coached over 1,000 artists in his career.

 
In addition to Indie Connect, Vinny is the CEO of 2 films/TV production companies, the President of LeaderBridge (a business training and consulting company), a #1 best-selling author, a speaker and a workshop conductor. He has coached over 1,000 entrepreneurs and conducted over 750 mastermind sessions.

Executive Producer, Host & Creator of  “Chords & Vines”

KAT ELLIS

kat ellis1KAT ELLIS is the “Chords and Vines” Creator, Executive Producer, and Host. She calls herself a “Band-aid” working to promote and showcase individual artists and bands. She has been a guest speaker on several music panels, most recently at the Indie Entertainment Summit held in North Hollywood, and on the “New Artist Marketing” panel at the L.A. Rock n Roll Conference. She has been affiliated with many music organizations, most notably LAWIM (Los Angeles Women in Music), Temecula Valley Music Awards (TVMA), Temecula Bluegrass Festival, Balanced Breakfast Music Networking and others. Kat has been a judge on several singer/songwriting showcases and most recently with cohost Tom Plant, was a judge at the Your Music Out Loud International songwriting showcase. She is also a professional photographer (El-Ey Promo) with her photographs being used on various music artist websites and CDs, and her fine art photography has been used in several publications and websites and is also co-owner of Sassy Mamas Mustard in Old Town Temecula.

www.chordsandvines.com

chords and vines“Chords and Vines” Hosted by Kat Ellis and Tom Plant, is an Internet Talk Radio Show broadcasting each Sunday on the Temecula Entertainment Network (TEN). The show began September 2013 with a simple concept…showcase some of the best musical artists and pair their music to wines or brews from several award winning wineries or breweries. Very similar to food and wine pairing only music and wine. Our broadcast gives many musicians the opportunity to have their music heard in areas where they wouldn’t normally be heard, thus creating increased fan base, sales, employment, music and writing collaborations, etc and also introduces wines and brews to new enthusiasts and potential club members. The public is always welcome and encouraged to join us either at the venue or listen in live to the show online or the archives on our website www.chordsandvines.com. Broadcast locations vary and have included recording studios, restaurants, wineries, festivals, and several music and wine trade shows including the prestigious Winter-NAMM Show in Anaheim California, LA WineFest, San Diego Food and Wine Festival, etc. Interviews with the artists and wine/brew experts are usually conducted at the broadcast location, the TEN Studios, and on some occasions prerecorded or phone interviews. We are also associated with several music, wine, and travel publications with our interviews in print and photos. Music guests on our show range from local artists to music industry greats such as the legendary songwriter Bobby Hart, Danny Sheridan, Andy Fraser, Michael Paulo, Alan White, Tracy Newman, Sally Champlin, Doug Clifford (CCR), Bob Henley, Jackie Bertone, and many others. A complete list of interviewees with their music is located on our website www.chordsandvines.com. We are excited to announce that in the spring of 2017 in addition to our broadcast on TEN, we will be starting production on the Chords and Vines TV show on cable TV. We are also working with other radio stations for syndication which will increase our broadcast range to include numerous FM and internet radio stations around the world.

www.chordsandvines.com

“Chords & Vines” Show Producer, CO-HOST

& Winery Consultant &  Owner of WINEormous

 TOM PLANT

Tom PlantTom Plant is  “Chords & Vines” Show Producer & Co-Host. Tom is also Winery Consultant. Tom is a member of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association and has paid visits to wineries all over the world, including stops in Italy, Croatia, Spain and the republic of Georgia. He is a regular visitor to Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Santa Ynez and Paso Robles wine regions and with his business WINEormous offers intimate wine tasting tours in the Temecula Valley Wine Country. Tom has been a music radio host and has gone on tour with one of his favorite bands Little Feat. His intent is to introduce you to the best in music, breweries, wineries and winemakers. www.chordsandvines.com

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Singer, Songwriter & Host of “Accent On”!

ILONA EUROPA

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ILONA EUROPA is the creator and host of her own radio show “Accent On!” on LA TALK RADIO  showcasing  the multiple facets of global culture with guests from the world of entertainment, fashion, culinary, visual and audio arts in the political, business and scientific fields. SINGER/SONGWRITER, Mentor, Talent Developer, Consultant and Vocal Coach, ILONA EUROPA’s unique sound of Pop combined with Rocktronica has landed her two features in Billboard Magazine, REMIX Magazine, Women Who Rock Magazine, EQ Magazine, and Best Magazine, to name a few. Her single “Live Forever” debuted at #66 on the Billboard Global DANCE TRAXX chart and her single, “Degree of Love” was licensed (along with numerous additional ILONA EUROPA tracks) for the blockbuster dance game HELIX which debuted on the NINTENDO Wii system in the USA and is scheduled for International versions on Wii, Playstation and Xbox. Her previous single, “Because I Love You” remixed by Madonna and Seal’s producer Josh Harris enjoyed 10 weeks on the Soundworks Record Pool Chart. Her recent single “Sun Is Going Down” is produced by Dom Capuano, who also produced for Eiffel 65. “Easy come Easy Go” single by Dan Solovitz, remixed by Klubjumpers and Jerry Jones was one of the favorites together together with ”Eternal Kiss” produced by Club Junkies from UK.

ILONA EUROPA’s music is a mainstay feature in Abercrombie and Fitch and Adidas stores, and on CW TV. Known for her singles, her previous full album release: “Wonderful Feelings” and “EURO-CIZE, By ILONA EUROPA,” is currently available worldwide on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/euro-cize/id387844420 and is available for download globally through every digital music store.
 
ILONA EUROPA has been the only named vocalist ever to provide a professional loop library for SONY’s PICTURES Loop libraries – ILONA: Universal Female Vocal Toolkit and she was called on by Sony to support their CineScore Film Library with her vocals.
 
ILONA EUROPA regularly performs at venues and festivals with crowds in the thousands in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Reno, and Las Vegas. She has also been featured on several ABC, CBS, NBC and UPN/CW network affiliate TV shows nationwide.
Her story was featured in a book about successful self starters by Dr.Julie Miller. It’s called, “Secrets of Self-Starters” available on Amazon.com.
 
Ilona Europa coaches young singing talents, writes and co-writes alums for them. Many of them, including her daughter Natasha Mira continues music education at USC Loyola , Juilliard and some of them have gone to TV and film.
Ilona Europa produced recent albums for:
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ILONA EUROPA offers a wide variety of Keynote Speeches for business and professional audiences.  Each is customized for the group she is addressing. Topics include WOMEN IN POWER, CREATIVITY, SELF-STARTERS, LIFE BEGINS AT 40 and MAKING IT TO THE BILLBOARD CHARTS IN MUSIC.
MOST RECENT APPEARANCE –  USC MARSHALL SCHOOL OF GRADUATE BUSINESS.

Founder/ CEO ENT. Innovations, LLC, Nashville Unsigned & Vibin’ Music Network
 Amber Stoneman

]AmberFrom her early management days at Victoria’s Secret Amber produced impressive results. Leaving corporate with valuable, transferable, skill sets in hand, Amber quickly acknowledged the music industry’s opportunities in adapting to technologies, so She decided to fix that. Amber quickly became a member of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Score Nashville in order to grow her knowledge, network and influence. Amber is not only working on launching Vibin’ Music Network, an app for connecting musicians and producers, but she is also the Founder and CEO of Nashville Unsigned, an entertainment site that spotlights Nashville’s biggest up-and-comers through interviews and live events.


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Founder of Bob Bender Productions

Bob Bender

Born and raised in Bakersfield California, Bob Bender started his career in the entertainment business upon graduating from High School in 1975, working as a production runner for a local concert promoter. By 1987, Bob opened the doors to his own production company “Bob Bender Productions” (BBP). Over the next 30+ years, BBP went on to produce over 300 concerts and festivals in the Central California region. Between 1983 and 1997, Bender also worked in the capacity of Tour Manager for such artists that included Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band, Billy Preston, Dwight Twilley, Lisa Lisa & the Cult Jam, Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, A Flock of Seagulls, Mark Lindsay (of Paul Revere & The Raiders fame), New Kids on The Block, and Gene Pitney, just to name a few. He has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Mexico.

In 1997 Bob Bender accepted the position of Manager of Artist Development for Curb Records. Bender went on to represent such label acts as Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Jo Dee Messina, and Hank Williams Jr. By late 1999, Bob took the reins of the Christian retail division for the label, which had been producing revenue in the mid 6 figures, and helped develop it into a million-dollar division for the company. Soon after, Bender found himself as Director of Sales for Curb Records. In 2004, Bender left Curb Records and opened his consulting firm for independent artists. The following year, country music legend Michael Martin Murphey, hired Bob to manage his label WestFest Records. During the next 3 years, under Bender’s management, Murphey re-released his 1970’s hit single “Wildfire” as a new mix with the popular country group “Lonestar”. Michael once again appeared in mainstream radio after an absence of over 20 years, with over 400 country stations playing his hit song, along with appearances on television, including CBS’s “Late Night with David Letterman”.

In 2008, Bob went on to oversee the television promotion and info-mercial marketing campaigns for various country, pop, and Christian artists, working with networks as diverse as TBN and QVC. He has produced, co-produced, or marketed numerous concert DVD projects, including Tommy Cash’s “Fade to Black” concert, Eric Durrance’s “Turn It Off” video (which climbed to #17 on GAC’s “Country Countdown” charts), along with being the Executive Producer for the Rick Copus Band’s “Don’t Give Up On Me” music video, which won the “Music Video of the Year at the Outside of the Box Film Festival in 2013.  Other various television credits include: the “Celebration for Young Americans” television concert special for George H. Bush’s presidential inauguration, “Billy Preston Live in Atlanta” concert, and the USO’s “Operation Homecoming” television concert special filmed aboard the USS Ranger aircraft carrier. In 2015, Bob Bender Productions entered a new phase, by beginning production on a new television show called “Songs in the Spotlight” which will begin airing in 2017.

In addition to his television credits, Bob has produced six album projects including; a live-in concert CD for the Grammy award winning artist Billy Preston, Americana act Steven L. Smith Band (earning a first round Grammy nomination for Americana Album of the Year), tween pop artist Bailey, country music singer Whitney Wattenbarger, pop group Grant My Wishes, and heavy metal band Se7en Dead. Other accomplishments include: In 1986 was one of the founding members on the Board of Directors for the Bakersfield Jazz Festival. 2000 to 2004 Bob served on the CMTA Board of Directors for the Gospel Music Association, and had the privilege of being a guest lecturer at Belmont University in Nashville, speaking on the business aspects of the music industry.

Currently, Bob Bender is producing and hosting a podcast called “The Business Side of Music” recorded in Los Angeles, and Nashville.



Nashville Based Multi Award Winning Australian Singer & Songwriter

Natalie Howard 
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Natalie Howard is a singer-songwriter from Queensland, Australia, based in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Natalie’s debut album; YESTERDAYS MAKEUP garnered industry nods in Australia and overseas:  “Musicoz Best Country Artist Award”, IMA ‘Country Song of the Year’, two consecutive #1 music videos on the Country Music Channel and four Top 5 singles. On the success of her debut effort, Natalie moved to Nashville upon signing a licensing deal with a Nashville based Independent label.The move proved inspired. Performing during the Country Music Festival and local popular writers rounds. She was invited to perform at the Bluebird Café as part of the ‘USA Songwriting Showcase’ and the ‘CMA Global Artist Party’ at The Stage during ‘CMA Music Festival’ week in downtown Nashville. Due to her versatility and approachability Natalie is a go-to for a handful of locally-based Producers, and is incorporated into writing new material for their pending projects with recording artists. She continues to collaborate with other up and coming acts on developing recording projects, as well as generate new material for her own projects. A collection of songs developed into a theme for which Natalie is now known; falling under the apropos album title UNDER (LOVE’S) UMBRELLA.The debut single “Feel Like Letting Go”, landed Top 10 music video & radio hit and CMC Award nominations for Australian Video of the Year and Oz Artist of the Year in her homeland. Her follow up release “You Oughta Marry Me” lit up the airwaves landing #3 for airplay nationally down under in it’s first week, a Country Pick video clip and ultimately ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ nomination at the 2013 Australian Independent Country Music Awards.Song “Me Too” achieved the same result in the 2016 Awards and was also #7 in the International Category Top 10 of the Australian Songwriters Association (ASA) National Songwriting Awards. “You Ain’t Worth The Rain” won #5 in the prior year, and “Yes (A Love That Lasts)” #4 in 2014 in the ASA Country Category. A constant staple on Country Radio in Australia, the popularity of Natalie’s singles continues. With “Hit The Hay” taking home the “Best Contemporary Country Song” at The Canberra Country Music Awards, “Best Cinematography Music Video” in Australia at the 2013 Australian Independent Music Video Awards and winning a Top 10 place in the 2013 USA Songwriting Awards. Fan favorites “Grey” and “Me Too” consecutive #1’s in the Australian Country Tracks Top 40 while latest single “A Little Cold Right Now” debuted at #3 and held #2 spot for 3 weeks.

In 2014, UNDER {LOVE’S} UMBRELLA won the prestigious ‘Independent Music Awards’ (the IMAs) ‘Country Album of the Year’ in the USA.

A creative writer and thespian, Natalie juggles her music career with a budding acting career with appearances in two Indie films and several ‘extra’ appearances on the NASHVILLE TV show.

Natalie is currently fulfilling her dream of writing for TV and film. And is completing a handful of shorts and feature film screenplays that she is writing solo.

 

www.nataliehoward.net


Multi Platinum Award Winning Producer Sam Michaels & CEO at “KlubJumper’s”

Sam Michaels

Samcomp2pixpgSam Michaels is the Head producer of the Top Billboard Charting Producers the “KlubJumper’s”. KlubJumper’s have produced songs for: Madonna, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Nelly Furtado, Enrique Iglesias, Black Eyed Peas, Jason Derulo, Kesha, Michael Buble and the list goes on!

Song placements in US commercials, TV sitcoms & movies such as Covergirl, Subaru, Charlie’s Angels & Saving Hope

www.klubjumpersmusic.com


Top 50 American Billboard charting

Manhattan based Australian Songwriter & Recording Artist

Liz Scott

LIZCOMP2PIXAustralian born Liz Scott, had her first artist/songwriter development deal at age 13 with BMG/RCA.  Liz then signed a record & publishing deals with Alberts Music (Record label Home to AC/DC, Harry Vander & George Young and John Paul Young). Liz then signed as a staff writer with Rondor then Universal.  Liz wrote several songs for a number of Australian artists & groups that rose to the top of the Australian charts, including the song “Empty Room” released by an Australian girl group called “Bardot”, that featured Sophie Monk. “Empty Room” featured heavily on a record breaking TV reality show called “Popstars” and received a double platinum status.  Liz co-wrote“One Of Us Has Changed” sung by Australian artist “Aleesha Rome” that was chosen for the US TV sitcom series “Party Of Five”. “One Of Us Has Changed” also remained at the top of the Australian charts for over 17 weeks, giving Liz a prestigious APRA nomination (Australian equivalent to a Grammy nomination).

 Liz was then picked to represent Australia at the prestigious “Music Bridges” www.musicbridges.com held in Goslar, Germany. It was not Liz’s first time either at this prestigious international songwriting festival, as she was asked several years prior to attend a previous “Music Bridges” that took place in Bali. Liz got to network and write with some of the worlds best songwriters & artists and was encouraged to develop her own sound and style and so embarked on her own debut album. It was at the Germany “Music Bridges” that Liz caught the attention of the Director of BMI (Broadcasting Music INC) New York, whom felt she was such a talent that he chose to fly to Sydney Australia to sign her directly to BMI. Through the help of BMI, Liz then signed with an independent label MADE RECORDS, www.maderecords.com in New York and began to spend time residing in the USA, which led to a permanent move in 2007 to New York.

Her first US single “Angel” achieved a 6 week run on the US Billboard charts. Liz took a spot on the coveted Billboard Breakout and was chosen alongside the legendary Whitney Houston and David Guetta, even bumping out Miley Cyrus on her debut. Liz’s next big single, “One Foot” co-written with Steve Addabbo in New York, spent numerous weeks on the US Charts where it spent many weeks at #1. Liz’s follow up single to “One Foot” was a song she co-wrote called “Celebrate The Moment” that landed up on a prestigious Album called “WORLD PARTY COMPILATION” complied by DJ John D’Angelo and released through Toy Robot Records helmed by Jason Klein from Monster Taxi. Liz’s latest single “Sweet Love”  also spent numerous weeks on the US Charts and is still climbing.  Liz’s upcoming single “At The Right Time” is due for release shortly. For more information go to www.lizscottmusic.com


CEO & Program Director at “FAME MUSIC RADIO”

Georg Hegelmann

Georg Hegellman copyfixed“Fame Music Radio” is one of the biggest internet stations worldwide that broadcasts to over 156 countries.

“Fame Music Radio” is a great supporter of independent artists. Based in Johannesburg, “Fame Music Radio” broadcasts from and to all corners of the globe, radio shows that are dedicated to promoting independent artists on a global scale.

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Nashville Songwriter & Artist Rebecca Hosking

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Rebecca Hosking is a singer/songwriter that has been pounding the pavement in Nashville, TN on Music Row making her presence known. Over the years she has collected numerous TV and movie cuts, recently having a song in the hit show, The Lost Girl, The Poker World Series on ESPN, Bizarre Foods of America and many more. She has several single song contracts, With JTVDigital, out of France, One Night Stand Music and Hummingbird Music out of The United Kingdom and APM out of Los Angeles and Merf Music Group out of Nashville, TN. She can be heard on the Radio both online and terrestrial stations, indie and mainstream and sitting at number one on the Indie Music Alliance for 7 weeks and also hit number one on Hamilton Radio out of New Jersey. She has since garnered countless Independent artist cuts, With Sister Soul, Wendy Duffy, Good Souls, Rachel Farley, Dan Schafer and is sitting at #1 on the Reverbnation Folk charts out of Nashville, TN as she continues to solicit her music through numerous genres and avenues. She has 5 full length studio recorded CD’s and is currently touring the USA and UK promoting her latest release Safe Haven, on her own label LoveLloyd Music. She is the newest member of the Recording Academy, and is now a Grammy considered artist with her CD, A Few Broken Pieces and is hoping for a nomination for her latest release, Safe Haven in the coming year. Back in the studio to finish her 6th release, SeeSaw scheduled for release in the spring of 2017. She not only is a singer/songwriter, but a freelance writer and artist as well, She has a book of poetry, Melantha’s Storm, ON SALE NOW and also a series of adult coloring books. Check out her ebook series, Words and Music, The story behind the song. All Rebecca’s merchandise is distributed and can be purchased through A Novel Idea, Inc at: http://anovelideapromos.com/rebecca-hosking-2/ and can also be found on Wolf Pack Music at: http://wolfpackmusic.com/rebecca-hosking-nashville-usa/ Rebecca is a hard working Indie Artist that does all her own booking, promotions, distribution and is a savvy business woman that is taking the industry by storm. Her music is pure country roots that come from the heart and has reached fans from across the globe.


Multi-Platinum Country Artist/  Songwriter Miqael “Hicks” 


hicksSwedish country rock artist, Hicks has released his single and video, “Stomp A Little Louder.” The track, penned by Hicks and Steve Wariner, features both Steve and his son, Ryan. Steve also makes a cameo appearance in the video. In 2014, Hicks became the first Swedish country artist to hit the Music Row Top 80 published chart with his debut US release, “Hayride.” Hicks also became the first Swede to place his first 3 single releases in the New Music Weekly Top 15. Hicks (Miqael Persson) is an accomplished songwriter from the south of Sweden, with multiple Gold and Platinum records to his credit. His rock-edged songs have been recorded by artists like Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Giant (Dann Huff), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Little River Band, W.E.T. (Featuring Jeff Scott Soto), Toby Hitchcock, Smokie, Eclipse and Grammy winner, Barbados.  He has also written with Nashville heavy-hitters like Anthony Smith, Dallas Rogers, Dennis Morgan, Randy Goodrum, Sharon Vaughn and Swedish hit-writers Jorgen Elofsson, Peter Kvint, Erik Martensson and many more. Now, Hicks has combined his chart-topping songwriting chops with those of country music legend, Steve Wariner on the brand new single release, “Stomp A Little Louder.”  The new single from Hicks featuring Ryan and Steve Wariner is being released to country radio on October 12th via MTS Records. In addition to co-writing the song, Steve Wariner plays guitar on the track, while his son, Ryan is featured on slide guitar. The video was produced in cooperation with GASP/Better Bodies, the clothing line that Hicks wears in his music videos and on stage. It was shot on location at, a destination in Dallas, Texas. In the video, Hicks works out with professional body builders, fitness girls, and athletes from all areas of expertise. Steve Wariner also makes a cameo appearance in the just-released video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oldib_KV3K4“The message of the song applies to life, in general,” said Hicks. “Whatever you want out of life..Stomp A Little Louder, to get it!”Hicks was the 2013 British CMA Awards’ Euro Act of the Year, a 2015 Indie Music Channel Awards winner, an Akademia Award Winner, and an Independent Country Music Association Award Winner. He is also a Nashville Universe Award Nominee, a New Music Awards nominee and an IMEA Award Nominee.

Awards & Achievements 
2015 The Akademia Los Angeles: Best Country/Rock Song
2015 Global Music Awards La Jolla: Fan Favorite Best Male Vocals and Best Country Song
2015 IMC Awards Los Angeles: Best Country Video
2014 ICoMA Country Music Awards Nashville: Best International Artist Of The Year
2013 British CMA London: European Country Act Of The Year
2012 IMN Country Music Awards Nashville: Favorite Country Act Of The Year
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Previous Grand Prize Winner For “Your Music Out Loud In The USA Song Competition 2016- Win A Trip To NEW YORK” 

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