Follow your heart but use your head! Good advice followed through with by then 16 year old pop singer KIRBY and label/manager, Adam Cornes. The utilization of social media and a worldwide campaign with Musik Radio Promotions jumpstarted a sensational career.Read more
THIS is what rock & roll is all about! … A relatively simple song, that is constructed & delivered so damned well that it is completely, totally hypnotic!Read more
Musik and Film Recording Artist, Jerry Bogan will be featured on Hub Radio’s, Your Show, on December 30th. Jerry’s single, Let It Rain hit No. 1 on the DRT National Airplay Top 80 Independent Chart this past year.Read more
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!
Italian band, Illacrimo, releases “With Ones Own Eyes” with Musik and Films Radio Promotions. The band has since had 3 songs in the Euro Indie Music Chart between January and May 2016, one of these in the TOP 20.
” It’s been an honour of sitting on Musik and Film’s working group, a beautiful dream for a band like us. I have a lot of feelings in my heart at the moment…life is strange and beautiful at the same time, my father, Janos Acs, conducted Aretha Franklin at the Grammy 1998,and he was the Conductor of Luciano Pavarotti”, states Davide-Kristof Acs from iLLacrimo.
Illacrimo reviews have been positive:
Larry Toering of Ventsmagazine quotes “After a long way full of different experiences, two young brains meet again,in a moor between fog and melancholy near Milano. Davide-Kristof (son of Janos Acs, an important Conductor) and Federica Sara raise a project of European sounds, shuffle with the traditional Italian melody. “This is an outstanding work to their credit and only suffers from not enough songs amongst all there is to be said, besides the consensus being this is one killer band.
“A debut featured by charisma and personality”. Rock Hard
“A convincing debut that makes iLLacrimo a reality worth to be followed”.All Music Italia
“iLLacrimo display a drive being seen less and less amond unsigned and indie bands.This group is hungry”.Jammerzine
“This Ep changes the rules for female voiced gothic music”. Rock Hard Italia
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!
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!
Ajay Mathur released his latest album “9 to 3” earlier this year, and he has been burning up the charts, currently in the top 10 in the charts in the US. He’s been getting great reviews on “9 to 3” and Musik and Film is here to share 2 of his latest reviews, and a recent interview in Under The Gun Review! Ajay’s music is playing on radio stations all around the world, if YOU want YOUR music heard around the world too…then click here to find out more details!
UNDER THE GUN REVIEW INTERVIEW
“Music may not change the world or a system, but it does help to make us dream, give us hope, make us feel strong and even loved.” – Interview by Brian Leak
NEW NOISE MAGAZINE
“This is a very unique album, with a feel of how albums used to be, full of surprises and risks that take you on a trip and engage your mind as well as your ears.” – Rick Ecker
MUSIC & MORE NASHVILLE
“Filled with clear and concise originality and individualism partnered with great wisdom and talent, this album is a winner.”
Josef Haid, from Switzerland, had an awesome radio interview in Interlachen where they featured 4 of his songs on the air, one of which was a live acoustic performance!! Be sure to check out the interview and the performances here!! (The interview is in Swiss German, but the performances are in english. As an added bonus, the link includes a youtube video to a 20 minute compilation video of a CD release concert! Do you want to do radio interviews for YOUR music? To reach new fans around the world? Check out what our Musik Radio Productions team can do for you, here!!!
The world is filled with artists, bands and songwriters. All are compelled to make music. Why? Because it’s in their soul. They have no choice. It’s a creative outlet, they feel it, breathe and hear in their head.
I have been creating music since I was a kid, and I will never stop. We musicians have to do it regardless of free streaming or whether we make money from it. But we should be paid for our creativity and there are ways even in today’s music market that a creator of music can make a living from it.
“How?”, you ask? The first thing a creator of music has to do is realize that it is a business. Your business of creating music. Like any other business, your business needs capitol to operate. You need a sound business plan and a good product. In this case the good product is good music.
Okay, so you have recorded the tracks at home and think they are good enough for the world to hear. This is generally not correct unless you are one hell of a studio engineer. When you’re done recording take your session files to a great studio. That’s right great – not good. Have them remix and re-master for you. Radio compresses files so if your tracks are thin and goes to radio they will sound thin. The ole’ saying is “If you are going to do something do it right…”.
Now you have a great product. That’s the start of being in business. So now you think you can go to CD Baby and the world will hear you and want your product. Wrong again. You think that people will see your release and want to hear it. There are literally not millions or billions but TRILLIONS of songs on Spotify and other streaming services. How are they going to find you?
So now you think “Ah Ha!”, social media and I will get fans. You will find a lot of other fellow musicians but rarely fans that will buy your music.
The answers are simple. Radio is still the best way to get and artist heard and gain fans. Yes there are a lot of radio promotion companies out there. Some good and some not so good. You want mass airplay around the world. After all, we are all connected globally now.
Don’t promote your music locally or just in your country. Promote it globally. Find a good publisher who knows what they are doing. They will track down your airplay royalties worldwide. Yes, airplay royalties. Radio actually pays you to play your song. The BBC network 1 thru 6 is the largest radio network in the world. If you get picked up on the main BBC networks they pay in the hundreds of dollars for each spin. A hit song can generate thousands in airplay royalties.
That’s one way to make money off your music. Then after radio is playing your music contact them. Tell them you are coming to their town and want to perform. Ask them what some of their advertising venues. They will be happy to tell you and in most cases be happy to do a 3 way call with the venues. Radio will tell the venue you are playing on their station. If they are playing you in Warsaw Poland then you are a star in Warsaw. Use that status. Radio wants the venue’s advertising dollars. You want a good paying gig. You go to the well-advertised gig, get paid and sell out all your merchandise. Radio got paid so they are now your friend and will play anything you send them. The venue had a full house and want you back. It’s a win-win for all.