I started playing piano at about 5 years of age. My Mother taught me some basic chords and my Grandmother, an accomplished organist, taught me how to play scales. When I was 12, I took classical music lessons from Olga Ruff Carter, but I only lasted one year. I didn’t like the rigidity of classical music, so I started writing 60’s pop, then 70’s rock. I was inspired by the Beatles, Pink Floyd and 10cc. I wrote many songs over the years, but I still would play classical music at times, as it seemed to soothe my soul. Later, I started to compose music for ballet. Inspired by Chopin and Tchaikovsky, I have composed at least 10 full-length ballets, and I am still working hard to get my first ballet produced. I have actually written many rock songs and classical works, not that volume of work should be impressive on its own. If my songs are my heart, then classical music is my soul!
My songs have been heard on internet radio throughout the world. I am continuing to release singles as often as possible and promote them as my budget will allow. My focus currently is mainly to get my music placed in film and television, because my songs are artistically crafted, emotionally performed and recorded methodically. In my modern classical world, I am currently in negotiations to have one of my ballets performed by a major ballet company. One accomplishment of note, is that in September of 2016 I had a world premiere of an organ piece I composed for the Offertory section of the Catholic Mass. It was performed at St. Rose church in Portland, Oregon by church organist John Vergin. It is titled, “Eucharistia”. I believe my future is ahead of me in both melodic and lyrical rock songs, as well as modern classical music.
My name is SharaLee and I’m a Canadian Soul singer and songwriter. I was named after the 80’s Christian singer, Sharalee Lucas. I suppose you could say music is in the fabric of my name. I grew up in a musical family and made my first appearance on the church stage at the age of five, with my mom accompanying me in harmony. Many family gatherings were filled with music and everyone played an instrument or sang.
I was also in choir at school, however, I was teased for being too loud and twangy. My earliest musical influences were from my grandparents and extended family. They listened to and played country, bluegrass and gospel music. All I knew was to mimic what I heard. I was given solos to sing in choir, but I never really felt accepted as a singer or musician in school. I sang in church choir for a short time as well, but again never really felt like I belonged. I became quite self conscious of my voice. I denied any interest in singing when asked, but behind closed doors I sang at the top of my lungs.
My dad started calling me the “singing frog” from the classic Loonie Toon cartoons where the frog performs for just his owner, but when brought into public he would just ribbitt. Then one day my dad brought home a Whitney Houston tape. I had never heard anyone sing like her before, and something came alive in me. But I still kept it to myself and continued to sing in private.
Several years after I graduated high school, I was driving with my boyfriend at that time, and singing along to the radio. He asked if I had ever considered singing professionally. Again it stirred something in me. It wasn’t long after, that he booked a recording session for me at his friend’s place, who happened to be a producer. There I recorded my first demo album covering a couple of country songs and one worship song from church.
I had great response to my album and was encouraged to go to Nashville to further my career.
In 2005 my mom and I did finally get to go to Nashville to meet with some industry professionals and record in their studios. I recorded my first demo of original songs from local Nashville songwiters. The country single called “Lovi’n A Good Man Tonight” was featured on a Ladies Truck’n compilation album sold at Walmart and truck stops across Canada and the US.
At this point I wanted to start exploring deeper into musical styles and those that influenced me growing up. In the summer of 2007, back in Canada, I met up with Vancouver producer Mike Nowak of Saga Recording Studio. There I recorded a demo of original Contemporary Christian and worship songs from writers across the US. “I Run To You” written by Anita Cantrall was picked up by a distributor and played on Christian radio stations across the US and was included on the Extreme Tour (Christian music festival) compilation album.
I had explored both Country and Christian music genres and was content singing songs other people had written. Although deep down, I knew something was missing.
In the summer of 2014 I met Canadian music veteran, Norm Robideaux. He took me under his wing and began encouraging me to have a writing voice of my own. And he was right, I did have something to say!
“Postcards” was my first self penned album. Norm, who along with his band had planned an international tour for the album. Unfortunately, due to some unforeseen circumstances, this tour was cancelled before the album was completed. Despite the set back, this was a monumental turning point in my musical journey. I was immensely proud of myself for writing my first full, original album. Although it would be several years still, and a lot of self discovery before really figuring myself out. I knew I had not only a voice, but something to say with that voice.
I continued to write and listen to different styles of music, but I began to feel pigeon- holed in music style because what I had recorded in the past. I continually found myself listening to genres that weren’t country or Contemporary Christian. They were R&B and Soul music. I knew deep down that I had to explore that genre.
In the Spring of 2015, I teamed up with songwriter/producer Mark Zubek (Grammy-winner Betty Carter) and co-wrote the single “Together Again”. The song is an R&B/gospel approach and a tinge of Country thrown in the mix – “Together Again” is a resurgence of my church roots. The single won an Akademia Award for Best R&B/Soul song. This would mark the beginning of finding a home in a musical genre.
Becoming ever aware of the growing opportunities for artists to license music for ads and TV/Film, I took the following year to study in a music licensing mentorship to learn how to create and license highly syncable songs, which was a total game changer in the way I approach songwriting.
I have since found musical chemistry with a great team of composers, producers and engineers and I’m continually growing my catalogue of music. I enjoy and appreciate a variety of genres and I’ll never pass up the opportunity for an interesting co-write or collaboration . But at the end of the day, I always returns to the classic sound of Soul music. It’s been said of me numerous times that I have an old soul. I hope it comes through in every song I write and every word I sing.
Think no one cares about you when you are gone? Think again! The great John Coltrane has “released” 2 original albums in the last 2 years. That’s an unbelievable feat since he’s been gone for over 50 years.
Welcome Mannee Beatz to PanfurWare LLC Music Publishing and Placements!!! Here’s their Bio:
I was born in Houston, TX. I raised in a family of gospel musicians. I started out playing the guitar at the age of 13 years olds learning how to play the 12 bar blues and rock roll music. Then 16 years old I got into making beats when my father purchase a recording software called Cakewalk. What got me into making beats was always being inspire by listening music. I grew up listening to christian rap music like Lecrae and 116 Clique which was my main influence in music. After I graduated from home school, I went to Northeast Texas Community College to pursue my music degree and end it up obtaining degree in Associate of Arts in Music. Since I graduated from college, I’ve taken online music business online courses developed my own business name ManneeBeatz.com selling beats online as a music producer. I can produce beats such as Hip Hop, R&B, Pop music and any genre I can learn potentially achieve. I believe in working with artists and A&R managers that have the same level of interest, passion and that strives to work on a highly professional level.
Welcome our new producer named “Jay Santana”. Here’s their bio:
My Name Is Jalen, AKA Jay Santana. Ive been producing for about 13 years & I’m 23 now, growing up in north Carolina taught me how to learn music and instruments on my own, I remember when I was 10 I was on my moms dell desktop on fl studio 9 teaching myself how to make beats, I kept at it for about 2 years and I got the hang of it and started to found my sound. At 15-16 I officially started to sell my beats, I went under the name “Diamondgangbeats” and I was excited that I was getting 10k-20k views on beats on youtube. Now that I’m 23 I feel like I took another step, my goal is to make producing my full time job so I can show producers just starting out in 2019 that it CAN be done.
My job is that of the mediator, the liaison, the voice of reason and often the bearer of bad news (i.e. No, unfortunately, we cannot afford this Rolling Stones song). At the end of the day, my responsibility is to fulfill the director or showrunner’s vision, whether or not I fully share in it.
The Bi-coastal Rob Lowry is a cool guy. We are not saying this because we want him to use our music in his projects. We are saying this because he truly is. He’s constantly on Twitter answering questions from those on both sides of the table (Media Execs and Media creators) as well as doing an excellent job portraying today’s choice in Music Culture via his Media projects like “The Bold Type” and others…
In the link below Rob gives very concise advise as to what a “Music Supervisor” truly is. He’s not alone in doing this. We are also currently re-reading Amanda Krieg Thomas’s book on how to “sync” with Music Supervisors… Click and read Lowry’s take below.
North Philly and its surroundings have an amazing scene for Rap & Hip Hop, but North Philly Hozman whose a.k.a’s includes: (HOZ, NP Hozman, and NP King) is by far one of the crown holders with his in-your-face Trap Rap for fans of the we looking for something that blows them away with the energy his style boast.
You can hear a very well-polished ambience in a lot of his track intros. “What You Know” displays a great example of this, leaving the listener on the edge of their seat wondering what’s to come when the verse kicks in, When listening to his rhythmic roll-of-the-tongue rhymes with the energy beautifully on the top layer, you will easily think to yourself that Hozman’s voice was designed for this genre; another musician born to do this.
With the ambience still in play in the intro of “Murder ’em”, you get another taste of that same brilliant energy while exploring more sides to Hoz. The production value is right where it needs to be, and the beat that makes this track most interesting is the fact that the plug-ins and post-production tricks don’t take your focus off the clever lyricism and powerful persona in Hozman’s voice. This kind of production is rare nowadays, and it’s a dream come true when you get to actually hear a stroke of genius like this.
Hozman has a great catalogue; including features from some very talented female rappers, and other top-of-the-line talent from his scene. He also has made appearances in film, and also has an album currently out titled Streets of the Future, Produced by Kareem Rebel (the man behind CRS with Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and Pharrell Williams) which features singer J-Smoove. It’s a 7-track EP that doesn’t disappoint in the least. Hoz has also been featured on many Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes and continues to hold his name in the game as a force to be reckoned with. North Philly and (some of the other major cities) have some stiff competition when Hozman begin his takeover of the streets and airwaves.
His Anticipated EP Titled “Grown Man Music” was released on November 4, 2016 featuring hits like
“Fly Me Away” and “Grown Man” (both hits feat. Nino Breeze).
Grown Man Music is Available Now on ITunes & other Online Outlets.
Hoz can be seen in Various Snap Shots of the January 2017 Issue of Swag Magazine Souf’.
NP Hozman has the Support of SOBAL-P LLC (Saving Our Books And Literacy Programs) which is an enormous Supporter of UNSIGNED INDEPENDENT ARTIST. SOBAL-P strives to help Artist who have (Lyrical Music & Talent) to get their Music heard by a Mass of Clubs and Arena Stages Worldwide.
Connect with North Philly Hozman:
New video: https://youtu.be/5Em09e0Nap8
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