Songwriters – Mystic World http://mystic-world.net/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:08:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mystic-world.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/icon-2022-02-02T190213.216-1-160x160.png Songwriters – Mystic World http://mystic-world.net/ 32 32 Best Songwriters: 10 Artists Who Composed The Soundtrack Of Our Lives https://mystic-world.net/best-songwriters-10-artists-who-composed-the-soundtrack-of-our-lives/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 14:52:20 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/best-songwriters-10-artists-who-composed-the-soundtrack-of-our-lives/ A great song can last a lifetime, even if the singers and bands performing it change. Countless performances will be performed on the radio, by various musicians in a variety of genres, and at will, to perform on television broadcasts. Therefore, we must honor those who create these tracks – the songwriters who spend many […]]]>

A great song can last a lifetime, even if the singers and bands performing it change. Countless performances will be performed on the radio, by various musicians in a variety of genres, and at will, to perform on television broadcasts. Therefore, we must honor those who create these tracks – the songwriters who spend many hours honing their craft and creating the memorable melodies, beats, chords and lyrics that we all sing along to. We have set ourselves the goal of naming the ten greatest songwriters who have had a profound impact on our lives. It all came together to form the vast display of incredible artists you see here. So if your dream is to become an excellent and famous songwriter one day, the upcoming list of successful songwriters can definitely be of great help.

Chrissie Hyde

One person who surely deserves to be on our list of the best songwriters of all time is Chrissie Hynde. She might despise the fact that she was included in the elite group of songwriters in the world. A true team player, she prefers to be part of a group than to work alone. However, even though Hynde has carefully selected the band members, from James Honeyman-Scott to current Pretenders guitarist James Walbourne, his songwriting abilities are what have kept his band going for over four decades now. .

Leonard Cohen

In 2008, Alexandra Burke’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah became the UK’s No. 1 Christmas single, and no one could have been more amazed than Cohen. Unlike Cohen, who spent her early twenties hopping from Greek island to Greek island, meeting Jack Kerouac, composing and doing odd jobs, Burke was barely 20 when she became a pop star. . At the age of 30, he made the decision to pursue a career in music.

Otis Blackwell

Otis Blackwell, a Brooklyn native who enjoyed both R&B and country music, debuted in 1953 with “Daddy Rollin’ Stone,” a song that has since been recorded many times. And just because of that, he should be considered among the great songwriters. But he couldn’t get into the big moment as a performer. “It wasn’t my cup of tea. I became more interested in writing,” he said. “Don’t Be Cruel” was the consequence of Elvis Presley recording one of his songs in 1956, which simultaneously topped the charts. mainstream, R&B and country After writing “All Shook Up” and “Return to Sender” for Elvis Presley, Blackwell went on to write a string of hits for other performers, including “Great Balls of Fire” for Jerry Lee Lewis.

John Lennon

Widely known for his tremendous singing career, John Lennon is another songwriter who has shaped the lives of many generations. He represents one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most respected composers. His songs, both as a solo artist and as part of the famous Lennon-McCartney duo, cemented his status as one of the greatest songwriters of the contemporary era. During the week leading up to John’s 78th birthday, Sweetwater will be looking at some of his songwriting methods and showing you how you can use them to improve your own songwriting ability.

Brian Wilson

Now let’s look at a little piece of Brian Wilson’s composition. It is typical practice in rock music to use slash chords in support of the bass guitar, which Wilson does. The fact that he was a bass player and frequently wrote with bass in mind helps explain this phenomenon. This type of slash chord is most often heard with a falling bassline. When Wilson plays more complicated chord shapes, he does so by cutting his chords instead of using whole chord shapes.

george harrison

It is the simplicity of George Harrison’s composition that best reveals the seriousness of his musical choices. One of Harrison’s most distinctive qualities is that his lyrics are often ambiguous, allowing the listener to make their own interpretation. These characteristics make him a personal statement writer to many people who shared the same vision as his.

Freddie Mercury

Although you probably know Freddie Mercury as the lead singer of the band “Queen”, he was also a fantastic songwriter. He wrote 70 songs on the band’s studio albums and extras. This declared him Queen’s main songwriter, although Brian May, the band’s guitarist, was also a strong contender. Freddie contributed five tracks to Queen’s debut album, released in 1971.

Bob Dylan

You can stop searching for sites like Tampabay.com or similar because we have all the information you need, just read. Bob Dylan has certainly had a profound effect on popular music. It was other artists who made the early songs of this American songwriter huge hits. For example, Stevie Wonder’s 1965 single “Blowin’ in the Wind” peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Like a Rolling Stone” is an example of how it defied popular culture norms ( 1965).

chuck berry

Chuck Berry spent a period in a reformatory as a child, after which he became a beautician. Married with two children in 1950, he began performing in small venues in St. Louis to supplement his income, drawing inspiration from the guitar style of T-Bone Walker. Berry began working with Johnnie Johnson in 1953, a pivotal moment in his profession when he began reworking country songs for R&B listeners. St. Louis nightclubs were lucky to have Berry and his band.

Smoke Robinson

It’s like just reading the words ‘I second this feeling’…it’s easy to follow in the footsteps of my tears” – you can almost hear the music again. Like it’s some kind of high school or college party from the late 60s or early 70s, rather than today. Smokey Robinson’s influence lasted a long time. While performing at the White House for VIPs in 2015, he even managed to get President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama to sing “My Girl” together.

Conclusion

If you want to be a good songwriter, you have to be open to new ideas. You don’t have to agree with everything, just be open to all possibilities. Additionally, skilled artists continually expand their knowledge of the art form they love. They are looking for other artists and their works. They attend writing workshops, study books on the subject, and compose frequently. And that is their formula for success.

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Spotify and streamers call for new deadline to refund songwriter royalties https://mystic-world.net/spotify-and-streamers-call-for-new-deadline-to-refund-songwriter-royalties/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 12:52:16 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/spotify-and-streamers-call-for-new-deadline-to-refund-songwriter-royalties/ Spotify, Google, Amazon and Google have requested a deferral of songwriter royalty refunds before the amount owed has even been decided. The US Copyright Royalty Board is expected to finally rule on royalty rates – a fight officially known as Phonorecords III which Apple has deliberately stayed away from – for streaming for 2018-22 in […]]]>

Spotify, Google, Amazon and Google have requested a deferral of songwriter royalty refunds before the amount owed has even been decided.

The US Copyright Royalty Board is expected to finally rule on royalty rates – a fight officially known as Phonorecords III which Apple has deliberately stayed away from – for streaming for 2018-22 in the coming days.

But although most are owned by huge tech companies that have cash on hand, music streaming services have appealed to the Copyright Office for more time to pay any likely increase in royalties.

Vapors blame the complexity of calculating and paying different tariffs for different time periods: “We have serious concerns about the ability to do all of this for each reporting category – simultaneously – within the regulatory timeframes.

“Their concerns must also be weighed against songwriters, who, as small businesses or individual creators, are the most vulnerable parts of the music ecosystem.”

As first reported by Varietyfive U.S. senators wrote to the Copyright Office slamming the request and expressing “serious concern about any request that would delay the payment of important and necessary royalties to copyright owners and [oppose] any grant by the Copyright Office of an extension.

“Digital music companies are among the largest and most sophisticated global technology companies,” the senators continued. the context of the vast resources they are able to marshal to meet these challenges. Their concerns must also be weighed against songwriters, who, as small businesses or individual creators, are the most vulnerable parts of the music ecosystem…. Accordingly, we ask that you reject the DLC request and ensure that, if any retroactive royalties are due, they are paid to the songwriters in a timely manner.

The National Music Publishers Association also wrote to the Copyright Office condemning the streaming services’ request.

Bruce Houghton is founder and publisher of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank and acts as principal advisor to Groupsintown who acquired both publications in 2019. He is the founder and president of the Skyline Artist Agency and a teacher for Berklee College of Music.

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Two singer-songwriters bring their honest approach to The Back Room https://mystic-world.net/two-singer-songwriters-bring-their-honest-approach-to-the-back-room/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 19:44:56 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/two-singer-songwriters-bring-their-honest-approach-to-the-back-room/ Songwriter Harlan Howard has described country music as “three chords and the truth”. Two artists coming to Milwaukee in the coming months have this and more in their arsenal, bringing an unmistakable level of musicality and seriousness to The Back Room @ Colectivo: Raised in Detroit and currently living in Minneapolis, Rodriguez’s music rides on […]]]>

Songwriter Harlan Howard has described country music as “three chords and the truth”. Two artists coming to Milwaukee in the coming months have this and more in their arsenal, bringing an unmistakable level of musicality and seriousness to The Back Room @ Colectivo:

Raised in Detroit and currently living in Minneapolis, Rodriguez’s music rides on a country wavelength that’s not afraid to get personal. He released the first half of a double-EP album, “Troubadour Family Man” last Friday. Tickets for the next show are on sale now at the ticket offices in Pabst/Riverside and on line.

Our own Dan Reiner summed up Son Little well ahead of his first appearance at the weekend at Summerfest: “What makes Son Little great is his ability to blend the sounds of old-school R&B with bluegrass and new-school blues. age using just a bit of twang in his guitar and the raspyness in his voice. His words are poignant and full of emotion.

Little made that clear during a Studio: Milwaukee session in 2015 and will no doubt do so again at his next show, tickets for which go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday at box offices in Pabst/Riverside and on line.

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Cimarron Breeze Concert – Songwriters in the Round https://mystic-world.net/cimarron-breeze-concert-songwriters-in-the-round/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 15:45:18 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/cimarron-breeze-concert-songwriters-in-the-round/ (Perkins, Okla) – Enjoy a magical musical evening at the Old Church in Perkins with Oklahoma songwriters swapping songs and stories. Cimarron Songbird Monica Taylor will host Carter Sampson, Ken Pomeroy, Jared Tyler and Travis Fite. Bring a dish and enjoy a pot-luck dinner at 6 p.m., the concert starts at 7 p.m. CARTER SAMPSON […]]]>

(Perkins, Okla) – Enjoy a magical musical evening at the Old Church in Perkins with Oklahoma songwriters swapping songs and stories. Cimarron Songbird Monica Taylor will host Carter Sampson, Ken Pomeroy, Jared Tyler and Travis Fite. Bring a dish and enjoy a pot-luck dinner at 6 p.m., the concert starts at 7 p.m.

CARTER SAMPSON is an Okie-born singer-songwriter with a big voice. The Oklahoma City-based artist is blessed with a family musical heritage that includes talents like Roy Orbison.

Her journey as a naturally independent and free-spirited musician has at times seemed almost predestined. At 15, she began experimenting with sound as a way to pass the time. now, her creativity has matured into the dedicated and passionate performance that makes her a favorite singer.

KEN POMEROY is a singer-songwriter with a Folk Americana sound. Transcending his age, Ken has a unique vocal quality that blends seamlessly with his heartfelt lyrics. Ken started singing, songwriting and playing the baritone ukulele when he was 9 years old. She quickly learned to play concert and soprano ukulele, and at age 10 began playing guitar. In 2018 Ken opened for the legendary Wanda Jackson at the Oklahoma Rodeo Centennial Opry. In 2018, Ken won the 1st Annual Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest in Stillwater, Oklahoma at Willie’s Saloon.

JARED TYLER is an American singer-songwriter who has opened for many artists and groups such as Emmylou Harris, Nickel Creek, Merle Haggard, Wilco, Shelby Lynne, Dave Wilcox, Shannon Lawson, John Hammond and Willis Alan Ramsey. ⁠

In addition to touring with Malcolm Holcombe, Tyler has recorded with Holcombe; Shannon Lawson; Tractors; Jelly Roll Johnson; bassist and producer Dave Pomeroy; and producer Scott Harding, EmmyLou Harris, Mary Kay Place, Dave Wilcox, Iris Dement, Darrell Scott, John Moreland, John Fulbright, Jimmy LaFave, Carter Sampson, Seth Lee Jones, and more.

TRAVIS FITE has been part of many groups and musical ensembles. He toured with funk-soul bands such as Phat Thumb, What It Is (San Francisco), Leon Russell and R&B ensembles such as Full Flava Kings, Wayman Tisdale, Eldridge Jackson and Toni Estes.

Travis can be seen in his current solo act Uncle Funkus as well as his two main sets The Steve White Group and the 7-piece Funk set “Fuzed” as well as his multi-style set with singer-songwriter Jared Tyler and acclaimed songwriter Monica Taylor (Perkin).

Travis currently runs the SoulTree recording studio in Perkins, Ok, writing, producing and recording music for local and national artists. This fall, Travis will reprise his role as Dragging Canoe for the ninth season in the original musical drama “Nanyehi, The Nancy Ward Story,” written by famed Nashville songwriter and performer Becky Hobbs.

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Songwriters Hall Of Fame Launches New Traveling Exhibit Celebrating Some Of The World’s Most Prolific Songwriters https://mystic-world.net/songwriters-hall-of-fame-launches-new-traveling-exhibit-celebrating-some-of-the-worlds-most-prolific-songwriters/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 19:07:55 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/songwriters-hall-of-fame-launches-new-traveling-exhibit-celebrating-some-of-the-worlds-most-prolific-songwriters/ The Songwriters Hall of Fame has launched a new traveling exhibit that celebrates the work and legacy of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as explores the mysteries behind creating great music. Organized by the GRAMMY Museum, Songwriters Hall of Fame Songwriting Experience takes an in-depth look at the great works of composition that […]]]>

The Songwriters Hall of Fame has launched a new traveling exhibit that celebrates the work and legacy of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as explores the mysteries behind creating great music.

Organized by the GRAMMY Museum, Songwriters Hall of Fame Songwriting Experience takes an in-depth look at the great works of composition that make up America’s musical treasure trove. Through graphic panels, artifact exhibits and interactive experiences, it examines the creative process and masterpieces of some of the world’s most prolific songwriters.

Artifacts on display represent the work of legendary songwriters, including Samy Cahn, Desmond Child, Steve Dorf, Woody Guthrie, Toby Keith, John Mellencamp, Alain Menkenand Carol Bayer Sager, among others.

Visitors can watch highlights from Songwriters Hall of Fame galas and interviews with inductees such as Jimmy Jam, Toby Keith, Carole King, Smokey Robinson, Carol Bayer sage, and Diane Warrenas good as Hal David Starlight Award Winners john legend, Taylor Swift and Nick Jonas. Interactive writing also offers Toby Keith, Carole King, Smokey Robinsonand Don Schlitz dissecting their hit songs.

Bob Santelli, founding executive director of the GRAMMY Museum, curated the exhibit with Jasen Emmons, chief curator and vice president of curatorial affairs at the GRAMMY Museum, who served as co-curator.

Songwriters Hall of Fame Songwriting Experience is on display in New York at the CUNY Graduate Center James Gallery (365 Fifth Avenue at 35th Street) until July 24, 2022, after which it will travel to other cities to be announced later this year.

Free entry. The exhibition is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Sunday to Wednesday and from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It is closed on Thursday. All visitors must show proof of vaccination and government-issued photo ID to enter.

Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame honors and celebrates those whose work represents an array of the most beloved songs in the world’s popular music songbook. The non-profit organization’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacy of songwriters across all genres of music while developing and nurturing the next generation of songwriters through the through Master Sessions, songwriting forums, scholarships and digital initiatives.

Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame honors and celebrates those whose work represents an array of the most beloved songs in the world’s popular music songbook. The non-profit organization’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacy of songwriters across all genres of music while developing and nurturing the next generation of songwriters through the through Master Sessions, songwriting forums, scholarships and digital initiatives.

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Synchtank report: songwriters demand better terms https://mystic-world.net/synchtank-report-songwriters-demand-better-terms/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:59:00 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/synchtank-report-songwriters-demand-better-terms/ Founded by Joel Thomas Jordan in 2008, Synchtank is a UK-based digital entertainment management platform that offers a range of cloud-based solutions for managing digital entertainment assets, intellectual property, metadata and royalty accounting . Music Publishing in the Age of the Songwriter includes four sections focusing on different segments and will be released weekly. The […]]]>

Founded by Joel Thomas Jordan in 2008, Synchtank is a UK-based digital entertainment management platform that offers a range of cloud-based solutions for managing digital entertainment assets, intellectual property, metadata and royalty accounting .

Music Publishing in the Age of the Songwriter includes four sections focusing on different segments and will be released weekly. The first part explores the evolution of the music publishing industry into a new era. The other parts are titled Future-proof publishing services, streaming economy and digital drivers of growth.

The aim of the report is to provide an overview of the publishing industry in 2022, with interviews with key industry executives and songwriters. Contributors include Jon Platt of Sony Music Publishing, David Israelite of the National Music Publishers Association, Merck Mercuriadis of Hipgnosis, ABBA Fellow and CISAC President Björn Ulvaeus Khosrowshahi, and Mike Smith of Downtown Music Services, among others. .

The report outlines the pressing issues facing the industry and the resolutions taken to combat them over the past decade. It also examines how the services and technology used by publishers have evolved over the period. “The past few years have seen a fundamental shift in power in the music industry, with creators becoming more empowered than ever,” Synctank said. “This change has been driven by innovative new technologies, changing music consumer behavior and the launch of new business models to support creators in the industry.

“Songwriters and artists now have higher expectations of the services provided by their music partners and are empowered to negotiate more favorable deal terms and demand faster and more accurate compensation for their art. “, says the report.

Additionally, the report anticipates future growth drivers, as well as financial, technological, and cultural shifts that will enable music publishers to deliver value to songwriters.

“The past decade has been a pivotal time for the music industry as new technologies and services have disrupted historical practices and business models,” said Synchtank CEO Rory Bernard. “This report is our way of supporting the future of the music publishing industry by highlighting current trends, challenges and potential areas for growth while emphasizing the need for adaptation and evolution. continue.”

Music Publishing in the Age of the Songwriter follows Synchtank 2021 Drowning in Data: Royalty Accounting and Systems in the Digital Age report, which addresses the challenges music publishers face with respect to rights, royalties and payments in the digital age, and the vital role technology plays.

See the first part of the report here.

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Mariah Carey and Neptunes join the Songwriters Hall of Fame | Richmond Free Press https://mystic-world.net/mariah-carey-and-neptunes-join-the-songwriters-hall-of-fame-richmond-free-press/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/mariah-carey-and-neptunes-join-the-songwriters-hall-of-fame-richmond-free-press/ After a stellar career of No. 1 hits, Mariah Carey was finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 16, but not before challenging her new colleagues to do better with women. “I read that of the 439 people inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, only 32 have been women, so far,” […]]]>

After a stellar career of No. 1 hits, Mariah Carey was finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 16, but not before challenging her new colleagues to do better with women.

“I read that of the 439 people inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, only 32 have been women, so far,” she said recently at the end of a four-hour celebration at the Marriott Marquis in New York. The line received thunderous applause.

Ms Carey was the headliner, following inductions from weirdly cool producers the Neptunes, British electro-pop group Eurythmics, psychedelic bluesman Steve Miller and the iconic Isley Brothers. Special guests included Smokey Robinson, Leslie Odom Jr., Questlove, Jon Batiste and Usher.

Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years and the room includes songwriters such as Burt Bacharach, Missy Elliott, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Carly Simon. The new annual lists are voted on by the members.

St. Vincent kicked off the night with a searing cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”. She later took to the catwalk to recount the time she first spotted on MTV when a “beautiful androgynous creature with orange hair appeared wearing a suit and tie.”

Lil Nas X received the Hal David Starlight Award, which recognizes “talented young songwriters who have a significant impact on the music industry through their original songs.” He accepted his award dressed in a white tuxedo and a host of frizzy blonde hair, tweaking the usual acceptance speech: “Thank you to my imaginary husband and my children,” he said.

Representing the Isley Brothers were Elaine Isley Goodstone, Ernie Isley and Ronald Isley. Ernie Isley reminded guests that their first hit “Shout” was recorded 63 years ago and their music would last for decades, prompting the Beatles to cover them. The pair then performed a medley of hits including “That Lady”, “It’s Your Thing” and “Between the Sheets”.

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis introduced another songwriting duo – Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo who, as the Neptunes, shaped pop and urban radio from the 1990s into the 2000s creating hits for Britney Spears , Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Beyoncé. .

Mr Williams offered advice to up-and-coming songwriters, warning them that the music industry was an often dangerous place. “Life is like Legos. Songs, like life, are put together piece by piece,” he said. “If you build a really strong foundation, you won’t fall.”

Questlove featured Ms. Carey and lamented that too often her songwriting chops had often been overlooked. With 19 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, she’s only behind the Beatles he reminded the crowd that she made it as a black woman. “Success at this level, especially for black artists, is a real obstacle course,” he said.

Ms Carey said a dysfunctional environment sparked a bleak view of the world when she was 6, so music, melodies and lyrics were her escape. She said she always had to remind people that she was a songwriter first, but the diva label seems to stick more. She left the crowd excited for a performance, but other artists took to the stage to sing a medley of her songs, including “Fantasy,” “Hero,” “Make It Happen” and “We Belong Together.”

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omgkirby Web3 ‘Record Label’ Turns Fans into Songwriters and A&R – Billboard https://mystic-world.net/omgkirby-web3-record-label-turns-fans-into-songwriters-and-ar-billboard/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 20:57:06 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/omgkirby-web3-record-label-turns-fans-into-songwriters-and-ar-billboard/ Imagine a future in which a decentralized artist releases music through a community-governed record company co-owned by thousands of members who collaborate on the songs of said artists. From there, they could vote on the next single — its beats and hooks, release date, and marketing plan — and start the process all over again […]]]>

Imagine a future in which a decentralized artist releases music through a community-governed record company co-owned by thousands of members who collaborate on the songs of said artists. From there, they could vote on the next single — its beats and hooks, release date, and marketing plan — and start the process all over again with a built-in base of invested superfans supporting the cause.

This future is now.

Outside of the splashy NFT drops of Snoop Dogg, The Chainsmokers and Diplo, omgkirby is one of Web3’s most popular musical acts – a faceless Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)-led project that quietly launched in 2020 and currently has more than 1.2 million monthly listeners on Spotify and 22.1 million official US on-demand streams, according to Luminate. In the first week of June, omgkirby had the top two NFT collections of music in the world, based on secondary sales according to OpenSea, the Internet’s largest NFT marketplace. In total, omgkirby has already generated over 293 ETH, which was worth around $330,000 at press time after Ethereum’s value dropped dramatically earlier this month. (119 ETH had gone to the DAO, as of June 9; the rest was split between omgkirby’s creator, the team, and online trading platform Notables.)

Even if omgkirby embodies what a Web3 musical project can be, it was not born from a futuristic ideology. Its creator – an under-the-radar musician with a background in technology, who asked Billboard using the pronouns them/them to maintain their anonymity – started the project simply as a way to connect with others feeling isolated at the start of the pandemic. They didn’t want to hear pop bangers from Top 40 stars or songs about epic romances; they wanted heartwarming lo-fi tunes for lonely days. So they started taking famous songs and remixing them, slowing them down and adding reverb.

As Web3 began to emerge as a hot topic of conversation last year, the creator of omgkirby paid close attention. They soon realized that they could best capture a sense of unity by making omgkirby a collaborative entity. That’s why they don’t want to share identifying details: “As we build a DAO and a community and these bearers themselves begin to embody omgkirby, it’s important that there isn’t a figure singular representation of the project”, declared the creator. Billboard on the phone from Los Angeles. “There are people of all ages, genders and identities who are now part of this community.”

The first “drop” in mid-March was a batch of 3,000 auto-generated lo-fi songs tuned to the same BPM and key in the form of NFT – the omgkirby Genesis collection, inspired by other NFT collections from popular generative visual art, except with music. Generative art is common in the field of profile picture NFTs (PFPs) – collections like Bored Ape Yacht Club or Crypto Punks are created by algorithms that randomly put together design traits for unique avatars – but, the omgkirby founder says, “I hadn’t seen anyone build great leads using generative technology.

Purchasing the NFTs grants membership in the omgkirby DAO, as well as ownership of the recording stems and master and publishing rights. The collection sold out within minutes. One buyer, wallyPDF, uploaded two omgkirby tracks to Spotify – without even editing them – and they both ended up on the platform’s popular “lofi beats” playlist; together they now have over a million Spotify streams. Venture capital firm Castle Island Ventures turned its stems into intro and out music for its crypto-focused podcast On the Brink. According to omgkirby creator Jaden Smith also bought an NFT that he is now Frankensteining to create something new. “We didn’t want to make music that would sound generic,” explains the creator. “We wanted to make music that could stand on its own and be as successful as a song created entirely by a human being.”

While the Genesis collection showed that omgkirby could reach an audience, the DAO that these NFTs helped create would manifest the next stage of the project. The original song “Don’t Let Me Down,” released in May, was the first test of this committee music process. The core DAO team asked the community to submit sounds and samples they wanted to record on a Twitch stream, then the beat was created live with the DAO providing real-time feedback. Then they sent in an instrumental version of the track and held a songwriting contest, asking members of the community to submit verses, choruses, and lead lines to that beat. (Singer-songwriter Sad Alex ultimately won). “For members who were really committed to it, we offered them a token version of the song via airdrop.”

The song itself is owned by the DAO, meaning all streaming and sync royalties from the track — and possibly an album — will go to the Treasury to fund its future projects. The goal was to plant a seed for a sort of “community record label,” says the omgkirby creator. Ultimately, they plan to create an “artist fund” to support members who dream of other decentralized artists who could live in the omgkirby universe: “People will have the opportunity to formulate proposals and ask the DAO to decide if they want to vote for and support these artists. They plan to give grants – whether for touring, buying equipment, recording music, filming music videos or otherwise – to active members who want to pursue music themselves.

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The concept was compelling enough to result in another sold-out drop earlier this month, this time of 5,000 NFT generative profile pictures (more like those monkeys and punks) that also grant access to the DAO and offer priority access to new projects. The excitement surrounding this release was enough to propel both omgkirby collections to the top of the OpenSea music sales chart.

Last Saturday, kicking off the NFT.NYC conference taking place this week in New York City at a party hosted by the Deadheads NFT Collection, omgkirby created his first live performance with a custom mask similar to the one by Deadmau5. omgkirby is currently working on another generative collection, but this time they are collaborating with acclaimed artist Channel Tres. These 5,550 songs are slated for release in late June or early July and the project’s creator claims that despite recent downturns in the crypto market, they don’t feel the need to push the release back. “We need to be more aggressive than ever with this decline,” they say. “It’s a time when people are now looking for real value, so I think projects like us will be more celebrated.”

This time around, the creator of omgkirby says they’ve changed the formula significantly. Not everything will be in the same BPM or key with “new attributes around the structure of the song” that can alter those aspects. “Drum strokes are always the same drum strokes,” he explains. “They now exist in another area of ​​musicality. With this collection, you’ll be able to buy one track that sounds like upbeat house and one that sounds like slowed-down hip-hop with a soaring Travis Scott beat.

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Looking ahead, the omgkirby team wants to collaborate with “the greatest musicians in the world – the Billie Eilish and Justin Biebers,” says its creator, adding that they hope to do so while staying true to their independent beginnings. Apparently, the labels reached out with pitches to partner up, still to no avail: “We’re blazing our own trail.”

When asked if their team was at all worried about the possibility of a dystopian future – a future in which record labels could similarly use machines to produce pre-made songs as if was about hot dogs – omgkirby creator seems uninterested. They aren’t worried about an algorithmic approach that depreciates the art form and the human aspect of music. “I think the day AI can completely remove all human involvement in these tracks, that AI will likely have much greater implications in terms of fear of what it can create in other areas,” they say. . “So many aspects of the internet and the art we consume are already a unique blend of human and machine. Advances in sound and music production have always been driven in many ways by different forms of instrumentation and electronic techniques, they insist that they are committed to finding a balance while innovating, even if they upset “some purists” along the way.

The omgkirby creator also recognizes why many mainstream players remain wary of the Web3 space in which they exist and claim to have been skeptical themselves. “I understand why people ask, ‘What is this? Is this all just vaporware or people swapping jpegs? they say. “But Web3 tools have huge implications if used in the right way… It’s not a grab on the goods. We’re pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a musical artist and what it means to creating and owning music is actually quite disturbing.

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‘Shape Of You’ Songwriters Receive $1.5 Million In Legal Costs https://mystic-world.net/shape-of-you-songwriters-receive-1-5-million-in-legal-costs/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:08:28 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/shape-of-you-songwriters-receive-1-5-million-in-legal-costs/ Ed Sheeran and his “Shape Of You” co-writers received nearly $1.5 million in legal fees from two songwriters who accused them of copyright infringement. Snow Patrol’s Sheeran, Steve McCutcheon and Johnny McDaid were accused by Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue in 2019 of copying the chorus from their 2015 song “Oh Why”. But, after an […]]]>

Ed Sheeran and his “Shape Of You” co-writers received nearly $1.5 million in legal fees from two songwriters who accused them of copyright infringement.

Snow Patrol’s Sheeran, Steve McCutcheon and Johnny McDaid were accused by Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue in 2019 of copying the chorus from their 2015 song “Oh Why”.

But, after an 11-day trial in London, a judge ruled in April that the trio “neither deliberately nor unknowingly” copied the tune. Judge Zacaroli said there were “similarities” between the songs but they “are only the starting point for possible infringement” of copyright.

In a statement released after the verdict, Sheeran, McDaid and McCutcheon lamented the cost of their defense against the lawsuit.

“There is more than just a financial cost. There is a cost on creativity. When we’re entangled in lawsuits, we don’t make music or play shows,” it read. “There is a cost to our mental health. The stress this causes on all sides is immense. It affects many aspects of our daily lives and the lives of our families and friends. We are not corporations. We are not entities. We are human beings. We are songwriters.

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Millions of dollars in royalties were withheld while the case was in court. (The writers of TLC’s 1999 hit “No Scrubs” received credits on “Shape of You” after its release due to similarities.)

The court costs judgment, which will be finalized at an upcoming hearing, is likely to send chills down the spine for songwriters considering making claims against famous people — something Sheeran welcomes. “I feel like claims like this are all too common now and have become a culture where a claim is made with the idea that a settlement will be cheaper than taking it to court, even if ‘there is no basis for the claim,’ he said in a video message in April. “It’s really detrimental to the songwriting industry. There are only a limited number of notes and very few chords used in pop music. The coincidence is inevitable.

“This really needs to stop.”

Sheeran was previously sued for his 2014 hit “Thinking Out Loud” over alleged similarities to Marvin Gaye’s 1973 song “Let’s Get It On.” In 2018, Sheeran settled a copyright infringement lawsuit from songwriters who alleged his 2014 hit “Photograph” was a “note-for-note copy” of their 2009 song “Amazing.”

That same year, two songwriters filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Sheeran, claiming that the tune to “The Rest Of Our Life” – which Sheeran wrote for country stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – is taken from their song “When I Found You”. The matter was subsequently settled.

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The Songwriters Circle Prepares for Cape Smokey https://mystic-world.net/the-songwriters-circle-prepares-for-cape-smokey/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 01:09:56 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/the-songwriters-circle-prepares-for-cape-smokey/ INGONISH, NS – Ski Cape Smokey in Cape Breton has announced that it will host a summer concert series, called Smokey Sessions, next month. The concert is scheduled for July 29 and is expected to be the biggest stage performance in Ingonish’s history. The first of three concerts will have Gordie Sampson and Jimmy Rankin […]]]>

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Ski Cape Smokey in Cape Breton has announced that it will host a summer concert series, called Smokey Sessions, next month.

The concert is scheduled for July 29 and is expected to be the biggest stage performance in Ingonish’s history.

The first of three concerts will have Gordie Sampson and Jimmy Rankin headlining the show, joined by Breagh Isabel and Dave Sampson representing the next generation of Cape Breton songwriting powerhouses.

“It’s crazy that we’ve brought all these people together,” said Sara Bryden, director of marketing and public relations for Cape Smokey Holdings, Ltd. in Ingonish, Nova Scotia. “All these Cape Bretoners in one place, in the middle of summer, in Ingonish.

For concerts two and three, the lineup is just as good.

“We have Carmen Townsend opening the night and the Brian Cathcart Trio. So three of the guys from Pretty Archie are going to close the night and keep the party going,” Bryden said.

Breagh Isabel is now an established artist, but remembers working with Gordie Sampson at his songwriter camp in Ingonish when she was growing up.

She says playing him in the Highlands again will be like coming full circle.

“It’s going to be a great circle of songwriters and any excuse to go back to Ingonish in the summer is one I’ll take for sure,” Isabel said. “It will be nice to be back to where Dave (Sampson) and I started making music together, and Gordie is such a great mentor.”

The concerts are also expected to be a summer showcase for Cape Smokey, which has had millions of dollars worth of renovations and upgrades in recent years.

“The gondola rides up the mountain apparently have the best views on the island, so it’s going to be really stunning,” Isabel said. “And it looks like the stage is in some kind of natural amphitheater.”

Bryden says $65 will get you a garden seat for the concert and a gondola pass. She adds that people are also encouraged to come and make it a day.

“Then everyone can hopefully have a great day at the beach and hang out in Ingonish and the area the next day and make it a great summer weekend,” she said. declared.

The concert, which begins at 7 p.m., will take place outside, rain or shine.

The gondola rides will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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