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Listen to Top Ten Countdown with Dave Pratt and interview with Stephen Wrench at No 5

July 28, 2016
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Listen to  July 23rd Top Ten Countdown with Dave Pratt and interview with Stephen Wrench‘s Smokin’ Tokin’ Rollin’ Man at No 5!

Music Stage Radio Top 10 Countdown is quickly becoming the fastest growing digital and radio platform for independent music.

Every Saturday expect to be amazed as you tune in to hear Hall of Fame radio performer Dave Pratt as he introduces World Music Stage Radio’s top 10 weekly picks, hosts interviews with celebrity guests and emerging artists!

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Canadian Lance King releases Driftin with Musik Radio Promotions

April 12, 2016
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Canadian, Lance King, releases Driftin’ with Musik Radio Promotions following the successful release of Love You All the Way. Recorded at Omni Studios in Nashville, TN and produced by Stephen Wrench, Driftin’ is destined to become the next worldwide radio hit.

Driftin’ was written by Lance’s Father, Ed King. Ed continues to enjoy a long and productive career in the music industry being a member of the BCCMA (British Columbia Country Music Association) hall of fame and has won several awards as entertainer or male vocalist of the year in both “The Canadian Country Gospel Music Association” and the “The Country Music Association.” Lance respects the talent of his father saying, “I liked the song and wanted to honor my Father by recording a song that he has written.”

Lance grew up in a musical family, his maternal grandparents having played piano and fiddle at the local Saturday night dance hall, his fraternal grandmother sung and played guitar, and his father, Ed King, being a still musically active member of the BCCMA hall of fame. From an early age, Lance aspired to be a singer/songwriter and has written several songs including “Rockem’ Sockem’ Christmas” which was recorded by his father and released on a compilation disc in the fall of 1994. While receiving some airplay in Canada and the US, “Rockem’ Sockem’ Christmas” was well received in France and charted at #27 a few weeks before Christmas.

In 2012 Lance released his CD D.I.M.E.S. which is an acronym for Determination, Inspiration, Motivation, Education, and Solutions. Lance wrote most of the songs on D.I.M.E.S. including “Livin’ My Own Way” which became the theme song for Danny Halo’s successful quest to set a Guinness World Record for the longest journey on a motorized bicycle. Lance also wrote “You Can Make Difference If You Try” and co-wrote “Brand New Sunny Day” which were both featured in the Vancouver produced documentary “Try On A Disability”.

Inspired by his mentally challenged daughter, Lance formed “King’s Developmental Farm Association” which is a BC registered society aimed on improving life by providing educational and vocational opportunities for young adults living with a developmental disability. Lance’s approach to music and song writing is to send a positive message of triumph over adversity, remind the listener that high self-esteem is a birthright, and that to love, be loved and be accepted for who you are is really all that matters.

Lance has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.  He recorded 5 other songs while in Nashville and those will be released later this year.

Lance is appreciative of his success up to this point and responds,” I want to thank all the stations for playing my previous release “Love You All The Way” . It was a real thrill watching for and seeing my efforts on the charts”. “Love You All The Way” peaked @ #12 on the Euro Indie Music Chart and #23 on the Digital Radio Tracker National (USA) Top 50 ‪#‎Country‬ chart and is still on the charts recieving thousands of plays each week.

There will be much more coming of which to be thankful!

 

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Jerry Bogan single Let It Rain No. 1 National Top 80 independent Chart

February 17, 2016
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Jerry Bogan single Let It Rain is No. 1 on the DRT National Airplay Top 80 Independent Chart. Written by Jerry Bogan and Produced by Stephen Wrench, the first single to be released off the album has caught the attention of fans all over the globe with a campaign by Musik Radio Promotions.

Jerry took time to share some of his experiences over the years:

What has been your greatest opportunity in your career so far?  I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some of the greatest artist and producers in the world. And I thank God every day for letting me meet the world class producer, Stephen Wrench.

What do you think distinguishes a true music artist from an entertainer?  I think you really have to be both in this business. In the studio, it’s all about the music. On stage, it’s all about being an entertainer.

If you could make 1 change to the music industry, what would it be?  I would like to see radio go back to the days when the DJs made the choice of what gets played.

What do you want to always be remembered for?

A great songwriter.

Besides music, what are 3 of your favorite things?

You mean there is other things!

What made you want to pursue a career in music?

When I first heard Jim Croce on the radio, I knew I wanted to write songs. Singing and preforming just naturally followed.

Do you play any instruments?  Yes, Guitar and Bass.

​If so, how does being a musician help you as a songwriter? Sometimes I will write the music to a song, then later write the lyrics. Sometimes the other way, and sometimes write both at the same time. Having the flexibility to flow with where a song wants to go, is the advantage of being a musician.

What advice would you give a music artist who is just starting out? Hang with the best musicians you can find.

When did you realize that you wanted a career in music and what prompted that decision? My first paying gig was in 1979. We played five shows a day, six days a week and made a whopping $149 dollars a week. I was hooked, and hungry!

What are your goals and where do you want to take your music?  My goals are to be successful in a cross genre platform. I really don’t like labels being put on music and Artist being put in a box. The marketing gurus call a song country or rock or pop or whatever, but as long as the song is something you like, nothing else really matters.

 

Where do you see your artistry going in the next 5 years?

I’m focusing on my live show right now. Really going to mix it up. When you come out to the show, you just will never know what’s next.

What has been your best and your worst moment during your career so far?  I had the honor of producing Waylon’s last show. It was both great and sad because we all knew it was his last.

If you had the chance for the world to hear one song what would it be?  My next release of course!!!

 

 

Musik and Film Records is thrilled to be working with a seasoned artist such as Jerry, and help  cultivate his dreams.     The team at Musik and Film Records will be posting regular updates so please stay tuned!

 

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President, Musik and Film Records, Stephen Wrench on radio Thursday Night!

Jey
September 7, 2015
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Musik and Film Records President, Stephen Wrench will be taking to the airwaves, joining It Matters! Radio on Thursday night at 9PM Eastern Time! He will be discussing his music as well as the state of the music industry today! This is a radio broadcast you won’t want to miss! Here is the link to the live broadcast: http://www.spreecast.com/events/it-s-all-loco-motion We will see you all there!!!

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