Songwriters – Mystic World http://mystic-world.net/ Fri, 25 Nov 2022 00:08:17 +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 A SINGER-COMPONENT CONCERT is coming to the Kraine Theater in December https://mystic-world.net/a-singer-component-concert-is-coming-to-the-kraine-theater-in-december/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 00:25:33 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/a-singer-component-concert-is-coming-to-the-kraine-theater-in-december/ A group of theater singer-songwriters teams up with FRIGID New York to present the second installment of Don’t Call Us Emerging: A Songwriters Concert (Monday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m. at Kraine Theater); an evening of original material performed by the writers themselves, all of whom are also Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional stage performers. Each songwriter […]]]>

A group of theater singer-songwriters teams up with FRIGID New York to present the second installment of Don’t Call Us Emerging: A Songwriters Concert (Monday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m. at Kraine Theater); an evening of original material performed by the writers themselves, all of whom are also Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional stage performers. Each songwriter will present a short selection of their own material, along with a story or two, giving audiences a unique chance to experience a wide range of styles and voices. Featured artists include Dawn Cantwell (Broadway: Wicked and the Last Ship), Pearl of the Rhine (Broadway: Nathasha, Peter and the Great Comet 1812), Jacob Shipley, Rebecca Hart, Jordanian friendand Zach Spound.

The concert will be organized and hosted by Friend, who created the series in collaboration with other New York composers Paulie Pecorella and Sean McCabe. “We really want to recreate the intimacy of a house concert, in a theatrical setting; a real feeling of getting to know the songwriter,” Friend said of the concert’s purpose. “There are so many amazing singer-songwriters who also wear many hats in the theater industry as actors, directors, musical directors and more. This series is a recurring space for artists to share their music and their stories with attentive audiences, while also showcasing their own communities and supporters to one another.”

While all artists work in theatre, the style of music will range widely from Broadway, to Indie Folk to Pop/Rock, and the songs will include both standalone works and live performance pieces. As capacity at the Kraine is limited, the public is encouraged to reserve in advance. Learn more about the featured artists below.

PERFORMANCE DETAILS:

DO NOT CALL US EMERGING

A concert of songwriters

With Dawn Cantwell, Jordanian friend, Rebecca Hart,

Pearl of the RhineJacob Shipley and Zach Spound

Produced by in partnership with FRIGID New York

DATE/TIME: Monday, December 12 at 8 p.m.

AUTONOMY: approx. 90 minutes

LOCATION: The Kraine Theatre. 85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003

TICKET PRICE: $18

WEBSITE: https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2211262®id=13&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.frigid.nyc%2Fevent%2F6897%3A175%2F6897%3A1746%2F?utm_source= BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Dawn Cantwell

is a bi-coastal actor, singer and shy writer. She has been seen on Broadway, off Broadway, in the area, in film and television, and has toured internationally as a singer/songwriter. She recently wrapped filming the upcoming movie, Jumping Beans: Let’s be Friends and was just seen Off-broadway in SISTAS: The Musical. Featured credits include, Broadway: Wicked (Nessarose), Stings The Last Ship (originating as Young Meg). Off-broadway/Regional/National Tour: SISTAS, Original Company of Dogfight, Original Company of Fu!*%ing Up Everything/Brooklyn Crush, Music in the Air (Encores! City Center), Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Master Class, and innumerable productions of Les Misérables, FILM/TV: Save the Date, Isolation, The Train (opposite Eli Wallach), Game Night (Amazon). She’s got a new musical, Hiraethin development alongside Addi McDaniel. She also writes and performs with her brother ryan cantwell (musical director/conductor of the 1776 Broadway revival).

For more information visit: www.dawncantwell.com www.selkiemusical.com Instagram @dawasong FB: @dawncantwell . She’s quitting Twitter (her current handle is @dawncantwell) and will likely reluctantly join tiktok soon, despite her “older millennial” protests.

Jordanian friend

is an actor, singer-songwriter and director based in New York and Washington, DC, where he founded the 4615 Theater Company (2020 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre). Last year, he took a virtual tour of his one-man musical, Old Soul, for audiences on four continents. Jordan’s music was featured by a world renowned artist Ben bends, with whom he also trained. He also frequently composes scores for plays including Frankenstein (NextStop Theatre) and upcoming audio drama project Shakespeare’s Histories (Brave Spirits Theatre). Acting credits include Isaac in Disgraced (NextStop Theatre). Achievement credits include the world premiere of Joe Calarco‘s Separate Rooms and the first in the DC area of Lucy Prebble‘s Enron (both with 4615). Jordan holds a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College, a Diploma in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and was a cabaret and performer at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. His first EP, “Chapter Two”, is now available on all streaming platforms. Learn more about www.yorfriendjordan.com

Rebecca Hart

is an actor, singer/songwriter and lyricist/librettist for musical theater and opera. Recent concerts (with and without his alt-folk project Rebecca Hart & the Wrong Band) include: Rockwood Music Hall (coming 12/14!), the Irish Arts Center, the “Porch Stomp” on Governors Island, the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, the Cutting Room, the SoFar Sounds series and the Kripalu Yoga Center in Stockbridge MA. Writing/composition credits include: Gloria (Woolly Mammoth – Helen Hayes best sound name), Civilians Rimbaud in NY (BAM) and Let Me Ascertain You (Joe’s Pub), Target Margin’s Uriel Acosta (Chocolate Factory), How To Break (NY Hip Hop Theater Fest, Oslo National Theater, village theater – forthcoming), The Cabaret at the End of the World by Hard Sparks (NY Innovative Theater Best Original Music Award). Writing credits include IRON JOHN (an american ghost story) (2019 NAMT Festival, Theatreworks Silicon Valley New Works Festival, O’Neill Incubator Residency, productions at Temple University and Manhattan School of Music); the barren(s) (Kennedy Center/American Opera Initiative commission, New Opera West workshop); Microcosmos (Civilians R&D Group), and the original solo exhibition How To Read Tarot Cards (upcoming residency at The Cell with Chloe Treat). Recent acting credits include The public theater SWEAT visit by Lynn Rating and a CT Critics Circle nomination for “Best Actress” (Midsummer a play with songs – Hartford Theatreworks). Her album The Magician’s Daughter, was produced by Ben Sollee and is available on all streaming services. Associate Artist, Civilians. www.rebeccahart.net

Pearl of the Rhine

(she) is a New York-based actor, singer, writer, musician, and songwriter. She was part of the original Broadway cast of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812; originated roles in world premiere musicals at the Irish Repertory Theater and the Peoples’ Light Theater in Malvern, PA; and recently played Jo March in Kate Hamillthe adaptation of Little Women at The Dallas Theater Center. Other theater credits include Ars Nova, Red Bull, Civilians, arena scene (Washington, DC), ART (Boston) and The La Jolla Playhouse. TV credits include “Succession” (HBO), “Bull” (CBS), “The Blacklist” (NBC), and “Younger” (TVLand). A songwriting student from William Finn, Pearl is currently writing a kind of musical about Amelia Earhart. Pearl plays over 15 instruments and teaches piano to very small people. She has a master’s degree in acting from UC San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in theater from Ball State University. Proud member of ring of keys, Maestra, SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity, American Federation of Musicians and ASCAP. @pearlrhein, pearlrhein.com.

JACOB SHIPLEY

writes, sings and tells stories about the moments in life we’d rather not repeat. Like the time her ex told her she forgot he existed. Some of his music is sad, some is sardonic and humorous, but it all comes from a deeply personal place that’s easy to connect with because we’ve all been there. His lyrics are poignant, his voice approachable, his range impressive, and his guitar work effortless and subtly complex. Listening to Jacob is like remembering an old friend: it wasn’t all easy, but at least we got through it. Jacob’s voice has been compared to Jeff Buckley, his wry cynicism to Phoebe Bridgers, and his poetic storytelling to Hozier. He has performed live at Historic Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and more. In the theater, Jacob played the role of John Newton in the first nationwide tour of Amazing Grace: the Musical and was featured in the first actor-musician production of Godspell. https://www.jacobshipley.com/

Zach Spound

is a New York-based songwriter and actor. He has written three full-length musicals: Leap (NMI/Disney New Voices Award); What is happening ? and currently in development, In This Body. His short musical, Dinosaur, won numerous awards, including Best Musical at New York’s Theater Now Soundbites festival and the City Theater’s 2019 National Award for Short Film Writing. He participated in the Johnny Mercier Songwriters Project, where he was mentored by Andre Lippa and Craig Cornelia. In 2021, he released his first single, “Love Is A Drug”, followed by the title track of “In This Body”, both of which can be heard on all streaming platforms. He is the musical supervisor, arranger and orchestrator of Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical, which took place Off-Broadway and completed its 1st national tour. As an actor, we saw him in The Other Josh Cohen (Off-Broadway), Once, and in regional theaters across the country.

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CHAD KROEGER of NICKELBACK is “one of the great rock songwriters of our time” https://mystic-world.net/chad-kroeger-of-nickelback-is-one-of-the-great-rock-songwriters-of-our-time/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 23:28:08 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/chad-kroeger-of-nickelback-is-one-of-the-great-rock-songwriters-of-our-time/ In a new appearance on the “Pat’s Soundbytes Unplugged” podcast, NICKELBACK bass player Mike Kroeger called his brother, NICKELBACK leader Chad Kroeger, “one of the great rock songwriters of our time. I think he belongs in the conversation of the greats of this moment in history and the last 20 years,” he added. “And it’s […]]]>

In a new appearance on the “Pat’s Soundbytes Unplugged” podcast, NICKELBACK bass player Mike Kroeger called his brother, NICKELBACK leader Chad Kroeger, “one of the great rock songwriters of our time. I think he belongs in the conversation of the greats of this moment in history and the last 20 years,” he added. “And it’s okay [if some people don’t give him enough credit]. History will be the ultimate judge. And all is fine.

“We never got into this stuff for accolades from our contemporaries or our communities or for awards or anything like that; it was never really the motivation for us, ‘Oh, we just gotta go out and win a grammys,'” he explained.

“It’s another opinion. Art is an opinion. We create opinions to publish, and then people have their own opinion about it.

“Every person, I think, interprets a song in a different way, and I think that’s kind of the magic of this one,” Mike added. “You can throw the same song at 10 different people, and you might get 10 different responses about what it’s about to them, what it means to them, how it makes them feel. I think that’s the much of the music.”

NICKELBACKThe story dates back to 1995 in Hanna, Alberta where they started playing covers in a band called VILLAGE IDIOT, a nod to the nature of the small towns where they played and grew up. In 1996, Chadnext to Ryan Peakdid the 10 hour trek west to follow Mike in Vancouver, British Columbia, where the band still resides and continues to make music today.

The group’s numerous successes, coupled with worldwide sales of over 50 million albums sold, seal their status as one of the best-selling groups of all time and the second best-selling foreign group of the 2000s in the States. United, behind only THE BEATLES. The very popular hit “How you Remind Me” had been named Billboard“Top Rock Song Of The Decade,” which contributed to the publication’s decision to crown NICKELBACK “Top Rock Group Of The Decade” shortly after.

beyond their Juno Awardsthe group received nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awardsa World Music Awardsa Audience Award and seven MuchMusic Video Awards. They were inducted into Canada walk of fame in 2007.

NICKELBACKthe tenth studio album by, titled “Get Rollin'”was released on November 18.

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Hit Nashville songwriters raise $550,000 for veteran-run nonprofit https://mystic-world.net/hit-nashville-songwriters-raise-550000-for-veteran-run-nonprofit/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 22:40:40 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/hit-nashville-songwriters-raise-550000-for-veteran-run-nonprofit/ A night full of music, friends and philanthropy saw award-winning songwriters Brett James, Chris DeStefano and Jon Nite raise money to benefit Aerial recoverya Nashville-based non-profit disaster relief and anti-human trafficking organization. Honoring Veterans: An Evening with Brett James and Friends raised approximately $550,000 for the organization. The money will go towards Aerial Recovery’s work […]]]>

A night full of music, friends and philanthropy saw award-winning songwriters Brett James, Chris DeStefano and Jon Nite raise money to benefit Aerial recoverya Nashville-based non-profit disaster relief and anti-human trafficking organization.

Honoring Veterans: An Evening with Brett James and Friends raised approximately $550,000 for the organization. The money will go towards Aerial Recovery’s work in responding to international and domestic disasters, ending human trafficking, as well as benefiting their Heal the Heroes initiative in which they offer veterans the opportunity to translate their military skills in the humanitarian space.

“We are reassigning military veterans primarily from the special forces community,” Aerial Recovery co-founder and CEO Britnie Turner said in a statement. “We take these operators and we respond to some of the most critical missions anywhere in the world and provide life-saving assistance to people in their hour of greatest need. Veterans and first responders are incredibly effective in the humanitarian space.

“We prescribe a goal, not pills,” said Jeremy Locke, another of the nonprofits’ co-founders, chief operating officer and retired Green Beret. “We heal through service to others.”

Since its inception, the organization has responded to numerous disasters, providing relief from hurricanes and tornadoes, volcanoes and earthquakes, and other natural and man-made disasters around the world. Besides the United States, Aerial Recovery has helped heal countries like Haiti, Honduras, Afghanistan, Bahamas, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Cuba, and Ukraine.

“I was lucky enough to go to one of the [Aerial Recovery’s] planning meetings this summer, and I was all for it,” James said. “Having the expertise of these special ops guys, coming in and doing what they’re doing, working their magic, in a way that helps other people is mind blowing, it’s such a cool concept. They have all that talent and expertise. I’ve been doing this for a long time, I’ve done hundreds of performances in Nashville, but this is the first time I’ve bought a bunch of tickets and invited all my friends. I want everyone to know about aerial recovery.

Check out Aerial Recovery’s efforts in the video below.

Photo credit: John Sherlock / Courtesy of Legacy PR

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Three songwriters turn out to be terrific performers at Klipsch Auditorium’s Songwriters Showcase – SWARK Today https://mystic-world.net/three-songwriters-turn-out-to-be-terrific-performers-at-klipsch-auditoriums-songwriters-showcase-swark-today/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 23:06:32 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/three-songwriters-turn-out-to-be-terrific-performers-at-klipsch-auditoriums-songwriters-showcase-swark-today/ Trey Johnson, Dave Almond and Jason Helms perform Saturday night at the Songwriters Showcase, sponsored by the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association. A few hours after dark, three singer-songwriter guitarists performed their songs under the lights of the Klipsch auditorium in front of a nearly full audience. Their distinctive writing styles were clearly apparent, with Dave […]]]>

Trey Johnson, Dave Almond and Jason Helms perform Saturday night at the Songwriters Showcase, sponsored by the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association.

A few hours after dark, three singer-songwriter guitarists performed their songs under the lights of the Klipsch auditorium in front of a nearly full audience.

Their distinctive writing styles were clearly apparent, with Dave Almond, the most veteran performer, playing and singing his cuts of country blues that spoke of breaking loose near hayfields, Trey Johnson playing the role of a passionate troubadour and pleasant with jokes in his lyrics and Jason Helms plumbed the depths of amorous despair and played solos throughout his music and that of his stage mates that recalled the feelings that galloped across the distances between the heart, the body and brain.

Beautiful playing occurred as the artists accompanied themselves on three guitars that echoed through the theater like the commentary of choirs from beyond on the earnest singers’ descriptions of visits savored or not, romances ended or not. , second chances offered and not.

Applause from those seated was frequent, as was their laughter, with each musician introducing most of the tracks with a tightly-described, sometimes self-deprecating, story of their origins. When the music ended just after 9:00 p.m., the crowd stood up and cheered as one.

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Edgar Barrera explains how Mexican songwriters are confined by genre https://mystic-world.net/edgar-barrera-explains-how-mexican-songwriters-are-confined-by-genre/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 19:56:43 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/edgar-barrera-explains-how-mexican-songwriters-are-confined-by-genre/ Mexican songwriter and producer Edgar “Edge” Barrera won again at this year’s Latin Grammys for Best Regional Mexican Song for the track “Como Lo Hice Yo,” which Barrera composed for performers Mattise and Carin Leon. The accolade is one Barrera has received four times previously for songs like “Aqui Abajo”, “No Te Contaron Mal”, “Vale […]]]>

Mexican songwriter and producer Edgar “Edge” Barrera won again at this year’s Latin Grammys for Best Regional Mexican Song for the track “Como Lo Hice Yo,” which Barrera composed for performers Mattise and Carin Leon. The accolade is one Barrera has received four times previously for songs like “Aqui Abajo”, “No Te Contaron Mal”, “Vale La Pena” and “Todo Tuyo”.

But despite winning 20 Latin Grammys and an American Grammy, the 32-year-old artist has continually struggled to be recognized outside the generic confines of Latin music, he revealed in a behind-the-scenes interview with Variety Studios, presented by DIRECTV at the Latin Grammys.

“What I try to do with the original Mexican [music] right now it’s taking the word regional out and doing Mexican music where we’re not classified as something,” Barrera said.

Two other songs produced and written by Barrera, “Cada Quien” by Grupo Firme and “Vivo en el 6” featuring Edén Muñoz and Christian Nodal, also competed for Best Regional Mexican Song at the 2022 awards ceremony. song “Índigo” was nominated for Best Pop Song and Song of the Year, and Barrera was nominated for Producer of the Year.

“At the end of the day, we’re always fighting and trying to get a spot in the main categories, which are Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Album of the Year,” Barrera said. .

Barrera frequently collaborates with Nodal, another Mexican singer, and their 2021 track “Botella Tras Botella” was groundbreaking in subverting public perception of Mexican music styles in American spaces. Even still, he didn’t receive a Grammy nomination at the time.

“The success we had with ‘Botella Tras Botella’, we broke every record there was for an original Mexican song – it was the first [Mexican] song to be on the Billboard Hot 100, for example, and we didn’t get a nomination for it,” Barrera said.

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Songwriters Who Got 2 Grammy Nods for Song of the Year in the Same Year – Billboard https://mystic-world.net/songwriters-who-got-2-grammy-nods-for-song-of-the-year-in-the-same-year-billboard/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 19:43:55 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/songwriters-who-got-2-grammy-nods-for-song-of-the-year-in-the-same-year-billboard/ In the 65th Grammy nominations, which were announced last week, Jay Z is competing with himself for song of the year. He is nominated for co-writing his wife Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” and also DJ Khaled’s “God Did”, on which he is one of the featured artists. Two songwriters – Brandi Carlile and D’Mile — […]]]>

In the 65th Grammy nominations, which were announced last week, Jay Z is competing with himself for song of the year. He is nominated for co-writing his wife Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” and also DJ Khaled’s “God Did”, on which he is one of the featured artists.

Two songwriters – Brandi Carlile and D’Mile — earned double nominations for Song of the Year last year — when the Recording Academy increased the number of nominations in that category to 10. The expansion obviously makes it easier to earn double nominations. Still, at this point, the list of songwriters with two songs nominated for Song of the Year in the same year is pretty exclusive – only 12 individual songwriters or songwriting teams have accomplished the feat.

Three songwriting teams have done it – Burt Bacharach & Hal DavidDino Fekaris & Freddie Perren and Elton John & Tim Rice. John and Rice are also the only songwriters born outside the United States to have done so.

Carlile is the only female songwriter to have done so.

Three songwriters — jimmy webbBobby Russell and michael jackson – achieved the feat with a pair of songs they wrote entirely by themselves – a practice that has fallen into disuse.

Webb is the youngest songwriter to achieve the feat. The prodigy was only 21 when he did it. The oldest? Johnny Mercer, who was 54 years old.

We’ll find out if any of Jay-Z’s songs win Song of the Year on February 5, 2023 at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly Staples Center) in Los Angeles.

Here’s a full list of songwriters who received two Grammy nominations for Song of the Year in the same year, working backwards:

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | “Mickey Saves Christmas” – Songwriters Ben Zeadman and Laura Schein – What’s On Disney Plus https://mystic-world.net/exclusive-interview-mickey-saves-christmas-songwriters-ben-zeadman-and-laura-schein-whats-on-disney-plus/ Sun, 20 Nov 2022 16:39:08 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/exclusive-interview-mickey-saves-christmas-songwriters-ben-zeadman-and-laura-schein-whats-on-disney-plus/ The holiday season is upon us and Disney Plus is celebrating the occasion with its ‘Seasons Streaming’ lineup! One such addition to the holiday library is MICKEY SAVES CHRISTMAS, a new stop-motion animated short that hits Disney+ on Monday, November 28. To celebrate the upcoming release of MICKEY SAVES CHRISTMAS, I sat down with the […]]]>

The holiday season is upon us and Disney Plus is celebrating the occasion with its ‘Seasons Streaming’ lineup! One such addition to the holiday library is MICKEY SAVES CHRISTMAS, a new stop-motion animated short that hits Disney+ on Monday, November 28. To celebrate the upcoming release of MICKEY SAVES CHRISTMAS, I sat down with the film’s songwriters, Ben Zeadman and Laura Schein, for an exclusive interview! Keep reading for our full conversation:

CORBAN: Hi Ben and Laura! Thank you for taking the time to share your story with our readers. I can’t wait to get into the holiday spirit with MICKEY SAVES CHRISTMAS next weekend! When did you start working together and how did you get involved with Disney and MICKEY SAVES CHRISTMAS?

BEN AND LAURA: We started writing together on a magical day in September 2019 on a music series called MARRIAGE MATERIAL for Jeffrey Katzenberg on Quibi. While that project never made it to the screen (RIP Quibi), it’s now in the works as a musical feature. We first had the opportunity to submit a song for a Disney series in November 2019. Although we didn’t get the job, Disney’s Jay Stutler was intrigued by our work and invited us into the offices. icons of Burbank to discuss musicals together. and Disney animation. He encouraged us to keep submitting our work, and over the next two years we wrote A LOT of songs and wondered when we’d get our chance to work for Mouse. And then, in January 2022, just before we folded the Christmas tree, we got the call that we had landed the songwriting job for MICKEY SAVES CHRISTMAS. I guess Christmas came very early this year!

CORBAN: It’s so amazing! If you can, walk me through the process of writing the music and lyrics for MICKEY SAVES CHRISTMAS from start to finish. Were there any difficulties or obstacles along the way?

BEN AND LAURA: Honestly, it was a dream process and everyone at Disney was incredibly supportive and enthusiastic about our work from start to finish. Because stop-motion is a complicated process, the songs came first before the animators got to work. We had early meetings with director David H. Brooks and the Disney team, and they gave us complete freedom to let our imaginations run wild. The characters are obviously iconic, so we knew exactly what voices we were writing for and what vocal ranges we were working with. It was super fun to get into the spirit of Mickey and the gang, characters we grew up with and love. We worked hard to retain their classic quirks and incorporate them into the lyrics and melodies. It was, however, a quick process, and the challenge was to maintain our high standards while meeting deadlines. The recording sessions were awesome and it was a real dream come true to hear these legendary voices sing our songs. We really pinched ourselves recording Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy since 1987!

CORBAN: The “Fab Five” characters are so iconic among Disney fans and popular culture, so writing music for characters like Mickey and Minnie probably involves a combination of pressure and excitement! You both mentioned earlier that you have extensive experience in the world of musical theatre. How is writing a short film like MICKEY SAVES CHRISTMAS similar or different from writing a live production? Which musicals have inspired your two careers?

BEN AND LAURA: Yes, we are both true musical theater enthusiasts and have worked on hundreds of musicals. One of the main things we learned from writing songs for animation is that there are so many detailed actions that need to take place in a short song. You can’t write the songs in a vacuum, you have to incorporate scripted actions to tell the story, and the lyrics often support those actions. In theater you have more time for songs to grow and go in different directions. In animation, especially a short like this, time constraints cannot be ignored. When asked to write a 1.5 min song, we couldn’t deliver a 3 min song, even though we were inspired to write one. The challenge was always to keep the energy alive and the narrative moving in the allotted screen time. Alan Menken and Howard Ashman brought Broadway to Hollywood and restructured the way animators and filmmakers thought about musical numbers in film, and we hope we follow in their massive footsteps. We were both 90s kids who grew up with THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ALADDIN. So being able to play in this playground is quite unreal.

CORBAN: Disney has an incredible track record of great musicians and songwriters, and I’m so excited to hear your work alongside the classics! And speaking of musical theatre, I wanted to congratulate Laura, who recently co-wrote the musical EMOJILAND! While the pandemic has had an unfortunate impact on this production, what do you remember from a major achievement like this?

LAURA: Thanks for asking! The premiere of EMOJILAND at The Duke on 42nd Street in 2020 was a true labor of love. My co-writer EMOJILAND and I came up with the idea in 2014, and over the next six years we rewrote about eight page ones and wrote over fifty songs for the show before sending it to New York. We definitely learned how to write a musical through the process, and I’m so grateful to all the humans who helped bring EMOJILAND to where it is today. And although the pandemic has stopped our production in New York, EMOJILAND is far from over. Just got back from London where the show played a one night only gig ahead of a full West End run. So after eight years of nurturing this creative baby, the biggest takeaway is that anything is possible, and when people tell you to give up, don’t.

CORBAN: What good advice! And the West End?! It’s incredible ! I have a quick question for Ben – alongside writing songs you also composed the music for MICKEY SAVES CHRISTMAS. What instrumentation did you use to capture the celebratory, celebratory vibe of the short film?

BEN: To capture the Christmas spirit, I was inspired by listening to iconic soundtracks from movies like THE NIGHTMARE CHRISTMAS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HOME ALONE and Christmas classics like Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker . I’ve incorporated motifs from our original songs into the score to highlight specific moments in the story. The score was recorded with live strings, brass and woodwinds from players around the world who were so excited to work on a Disney score. Everyone got into the holiday spirit at the start of the year 🙂 Obviously, this colossal work could not have been done alone. My wonderful orchestrators Rami Osservaser and Daniel Markovich helped bring my musical vision to life. Daniel, who also worked intensely with me on the orchestrations of the score, took great care of the details of the animatics, ensuring that every note supports the story and the emotions of the characters.

CORBAN: With projects like these, you definitely need a village! Do you both have any future projects in the works, and where can our readers contact you?

BEN AND LAURA: Yes! We are the songwriters (and Ben also co-composed the score) for the currently streaming Paramount+ feature film HONOR SOCIETY starring Angourie Rice and Gaten Matarazzo, directed by MARRIAGE MATERIAL creator Oran Zegman. We have a bunch of other projects on the way, both animated and live-action, and if people are eager for more, they can follow us on social media @zeadmanandschein for sneak peeks and behind the scenes.

CORBAN: I’ll keep an eye on your names for even more awesome projects in the future! Thanks again for talking about MICKEY SAVES CHRISTMAS today!

MICKEY SAVES CHRISTMAS airs on ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD on November 27 and will premiere on Disney+ on Monday November 28.



Corban Anderson

Corban is a longtime fan of The Walt Disney Company. Disney music is often the soundtrack to his life and he loves listening to new film music. Between new episodes of The Mandalorian, you can often find him planning his next trip to the Disney parks or rewatching classic Disney TV shows.


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Songwriters Portland, Brightwell and Moran Win World Songwriters Award https://mystic-world.net/songwriters-portland-brightwell-and-moran-win-world-songwriters-award/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 14:30:44 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/songwriters-portland-brightwell-and-moran-win-world-songwriters-award/ Portland songwriters Kelly Brightwell and Woody Moran are the global winners of the 2022 annual songwriting contest hosted by Talent Is Timeless. The UK-based organization seeks to shine a light on songwriters aged 50 and over. The songwriting duo took home the award for their song ‘Bare Boards’, competing with thousands of entries worldwide. Songwriter […]]]>

Portland songwriters Kelly Brightwell and Woody Moran are the global winners of the 2022 annual songwriting contest hosted by Talent Is Timeless. The UK-based organization seeks to shine a light on songwriters aged 50 and over. The songwriting duo took home the award for their song ‘Bare Boards’, competing with thousands of entries worldwide.

Songwriter Woody Moran saw the entry form for the global competition in early 2022 and decided to enter one of the duo’s songs, “Bare Boards.” Moran said: “I don’t normally enter these types of competitions, but the grand prize included a recording contract, press, promotion, music video, audio equipment and a recording session in London at the Abbey Road studios. It was definitely a prize worth winning! The only caveat was that songwriters had to be 50 or older.

The duo were notified in June 2022 that they had won the grand prize and began planning an unforgettable experience: traveling to London and recording at Abbey Road Studios. Fergus McNeil, contest judge and 2021 global winner, commented: “I was looking for strong lyrics that avoided clichés, and a song that someone over 50 could just write – a perspective from someone with experience. of life, facing the challenges that come your way. at this time of life. »

The original version of the song is a ballad tinged with melancholy. For their Abbey Road session in early October, Brightwell & Moran reimagined the song as a more rhythmic country mix. Using a song by The Chicks as a reference, they brought in additional fiddle, mandolin, double bass, percussion and backing vocals to add to their acoustic guitars. Talent Is Timeless CEO Saskia Griffith-Moore said, “You know you have a great song when it adapts so easily to different treatments.

“Bare Boards” is a history song that follows the life of an old house in a corner of Portland – from the original inspiration of the builder, to an eventual state of disrepair, to the ultimate decision to “do the job that love demands” and rebuild it. The house also functions as a metaphor for ourselves and our community, and asks us to take a good look at “what we are made of”.

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About Brightwell & Moran: Songwriter duo Brightwell & Moran, who also perform as Radio Stranger, began writing together in 2014. They have released two EPs and have a third titled “Land of Plenty” which will be released in Q1 2023. Brightwell & Moran’s music is available on all popular streaming platforms. www.RadioStranger.com; Youtube video: https://youtu.be/ZcwOVdnsPsw

About Talent is Timeless: Talent is Timeless is on a mission to turn songwriting and music making into an age-positive endeavor to celebrate your age, your wisdom, your experience, and most importantly, your talent. . We want to encourage people to start their career in the music industry without feeling like age is a barrier. www.talentitimeless.com

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/radiostranger

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/radiostrangermusic/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt28uYE5A6Ap4HFqER37UMQ

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1oCBNA3GYnOXCp4f1w3Xoy/discography

Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-56216075

Media Contact
Company Name: Brightwell and Moran
Contact person: Woody Morane
E-mail: Send an email
Call: 16268405173
Town: Portland
State: Oregon
Country: United States
Website: https://www.woodymoran.com/radio-stranger

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Singers and songwriters, send in your best ideas for the new school song for Rock Ridge https://mystic-world.net/singers-and-songwriters-send-in-your-best-ideas-for-the-new-school-song-for-rock-ridge/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 21:44:06 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/singers-and-songwriters-send-in-your-best-ideas-for-the-new-school-song-for-rock-ridge/ When Rock Ridge opens its new vocational high school in the fall, they’ll need a new song. “Great school songs have a lot of energy, have a fast tempo, and build spirit by lighting up the school for competitions and getting them ready for games,” explained Kevin Szumal, band manager at Eveleth. -Gilbert. The district […]]]>

When Rock Ridge opens its new vocational high school in the fall, they’ll need a new song.

“Great school songs have a lot of energy, have a fast tempo, and build spirit by lighting up the school for competitions and getting them ready for games,” explained Kevin Szumal, band manager at Eveleth. -Gilbert.

The district is looking for submissions from anyone and everyone!

“If you have the lyrics, melody and harmony, we can work with you on how to make a great school song,” Daniel Melby added. He’s the manager of the group in Virginia. “We are going to be the best school in the world and we also want to have the best song.”

Submissions must include melody and lyrics and be approximately 90 seconds long. They can be in audio, video or written format.

These will be narrowed down and the Rock Ridge community can vote for the finalists.

Superintendent Dr. Noel Schmidt said it would be fun if the community helped choose the song, as they also helped with the building names, colors and mascot.

Your ideas should be sent to chad.hazelton@rrps.org by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 19.

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Tiffany Woys Tells Songwriters’ Stories in ‘What’s Mine Is Yours’ Podcast [EXCLUSIVE] – https://mystic-world.net/tiffany-woys-tells-songwriters-stories-in-whats-mine-is-yours-podcast-exclusive/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 15:50:29 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/tiffany-woys-tells-songwriters-stories-in-whats-mine-is-yours-podcast-exclusive/ Tiffany Woys is making a name for himself with his music, but fans will soon be able to see another side to the rising star. Woys has just announced the launch of its What’s mine is yours podcast, sharing the stories of some of music’s most prolific writers, including Jeffrey Steele, Shane Minor, Chris DuBois […]]]>

Tiffany Woys is making a name for himself with his music, but fans will soon be able to see another side to the rising star. Woys has just announced the launch of its What’s mine is yours podcast, sharing the stories of some of music’s most prolific writers, including Jeffrey Steele, Shane Minor, Chris DuBois and more.

The inspiration for What’s mine is yours began with a conversation Woys had with his manager, Greg McCorn.

“I’m so excited about this,” exclaims Woys All Nash. “It all started with an idea I had four years ago. I came to [McCorn] and said, “Hey, I think I want to do a YouTube series, but I want this to be where I sit with the writers of the songs I cut, and I want to see where our paths cross in the sense of why I chose to record it, and then why they wrote it in. We probably have some kind of overlapping personal life experiences, things that have been similar.

From there, Woys had the idea to reach not only the songwriters of the songs she recorded, but also other songwriters, songwriters who wrote some of music’s biggest hits. country.

“That’s where it all started at the very beginning of this journey,” says Woys. “I really got into it, learned what it was like to be the one asking the questions and really immersed myself in the fact that it’s such a talent in itself. And learning to be able to do that fluidly, and to be able to sit down and listen, because it’s not about the questions you’re really asking. It is about their responses and their listening. And this leads to the following questions.

Once Woys started interviewing songwriters, she found she was uncovering a much bigger story that she hadn’t even anticipated.

“From there, I realized that there were not only the stories behind the songs”, says the singer. “I realized that we don’t talk to them very often. Songwriters don’t get asked questions like artists. They don’t have time to tell their Nashville story, their experience in the music industry.

While Woys does get into some of the details about some of the songs the writers have written, she also digs a lot deeper into the writers as people, aside from their success in the music industry.

“It’s not just the stories behind the songs,” Woys argues. “It’s still the heart of the show, but now it’s about what their vision for the music industry is. What’s their opinion on where it’s going, versus where it’s been? Do they like it, don’t they like it, what happened to them along the way that made them want to leave or what made them want to stay? I think it’s not only the good, but it’s also the ugly. And what I like is that they are so willing to talk. And then I realized that they were so willing to talk, because no one was talking to them. It made me sad, and it made me realize that’s why I’m doing this. Without them, we don’t have Nashville. We don’t have no music industry without songwriters.

Woys has struggled to pick a favorite guest so far, but she says she especially enjoyed sitting down with Brad and Brett Warren, who make up the Warren Brothers.

“I think the Warren Brothers were so much fun because, not only are they fun, they’re honest and they have so much more to them than just being two funny, dynamic brothers banging each other with sarcasm and witty humor. . They’ve been through a lot. And so that part was really, really amazing to divulge. I know they share their story a lot, but I think I asked questions that the people don’t expect me, and no one will ask when it comes to them.

The What’s mine is yours the podcast is available here. Woys is back on radio with his latest single, “I Don’t Want You Back.” Find his music on TiffanyWoys.com.

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