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Music Submission, Edward Blake

Edward Blake  Deconstructed Perspectives
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Edward Blake

Edward Blake is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the greater New York City area. Musical influences range from rock to world to jazz, and into gospel, R&B and beyond. Mr. Blake's musical philosophy is based upon the development of ideas through technical musical ability, always balancing that development by retaining much of the initial musical impulse. It is the artist's opinion that this enables the best blend of artistic refinement and the spark of a brand new idea. This message from the artist: "Art is most often created to satisfy one's self, but there is tremendous inspiration in reaching listeners who can take something from this music. Please enjoy it and thank you for listening!"

Music Submission, Cy Jackson

Cy Jackson
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Cy Jackson
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The journey to self-discovery is often littered with tears of frustration, heartache, pain and self-doubt.  When you are a songwriter, naturally your life experiences are made transparent to the world through the songs you create.  Imagine a collection of songs littered with tears of frustration, heartache, pain and self-doubt but NOW, imagine them through a “filter” of a Faith Monger and an upright woman of GOD. Visualize for your listening pleasure a musical journey of a woman with a solid foundation of faith that turned frustration into realization, heartache and pain into happiness and self-doubt into BALANCE.  That woman is Cy Jackson and that journey to her self-discovery is told through songs on “BALANCE”, the EP. 

CY (pronounced “Sigh”) a native of Dallas, Texas is a creative force. As a singer, songwriter, vocal producer, dancer, model, make-up artist and actress, she is poised to set the Pop music world a buzz.  Her goal is to inspire others through transparency by, “being real and telling my true story”, Exclaims Cy. A gifted songwriter, Cy Jackson has had song placements in the movie, ‘Paul Bart Mall Cop’ and the short-lived Reality TV show ‘Fly Girls.’ She grew up in Dallas, Texas and while in school she was always mesmerized by music and dance.  She sang in choir, joined dance teams which eventually lead to her joining a band called Unity fueling even more her love for music.  Soon after she would join forces with a local producer and quickly developed her gift of song writing while developing other local independent artists.  “I was their choreographer, their songwriter, their image consultant”, says Cy.  She did it all but she was so new to the music industry that she did not realize at the time the value of her creative abilities. She tells the story, “I would be locked in a room and given a bunch of music tracks and just write song after song. I wrote whole albums for other artists, choreographed their music videos and styled them.  I wanted to be an artist myself but I was told I should just write songs because I wasn’t good enough.”  “In hindsight, what was meant for her destruction as a performing artist turned out to be the training grounds that made her career as an artist possible”, says her Manager Tracy Matthews.  Soon after, Cy relocated to Houston, Texas where she spent the next seven years being developed as a singer and songwriter. 

Her first EP, “BALANCE”, will be released August 1, 2017. It is a compendium of personal messages that surfaced creatively through songs as the dazzling residue of an arduous journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance.   It has taken eight years but it has been a fruitful voyage to the music Cy Jackson fashions as her forever brand of ‘purpose’ music that she will push out to the masses.  The pop influenced Christian song “Your Higher Name” was written while Cy was in a very low place which prompted her to consider giving up her musical career.  “It talks about GOD being higher than the pressure that we may put on ourselves and the heavy weight that we may carry in life. You don’t have to carry the weight but we can give God the weight and walk our own journey’, explains Cy.  “Through It All” is her love letter to GOD.  “I wrote this song to speak to people and tell them no matter what you’ve done in your past it doesn’t block GOD’s love”, proclaims Cy.  One song that her fans will definitely by singing along with while riding in their cars is “I.O.U.. It correctly captures the youthful swagger reminiscent of the popular songs presently riding radio air-waves and as Cy declares, “It is my big thank you to GOD for taking the time to bless me.” The version of “Break Through” that appears on the “BALANCE” EP is a slowed down pop/dance smash-up remix. It is the artist’s declaration to her music listeners that your break through starts with you.  “Dream” was written for the sole purpose of getting listeners to challenge their hearts and their eyes to re-channel and see themselves the way GOD sees us. The last track on the EP is entitled “HeartBeat” was originally released in 2012. “HeartBeat”, inspired the creation of the national charitable movement “MissAMeal”, a nonprofit fundraising campaign whose national spokesperson is Tina Knowles mother of superstar recording artist Beyoncé.  The “MissAMeal” campaign was very successful raising in excess of $300K to help feed and shelter the homeless. It was such a moving charitable campaign that it became one of the official charitable campaigns of the “Mrs. Carter” world tour.

Cy Jackson is a strong principled young lady representing purpose and positivity. The Music Industry will soon know her name and take notice because Cy Jackson sings, Cy Jackson dances, Cy Jackson Acts, and to top it off Cy Jackson can write her own hit songs. With her bubbly infectious personality and strong positive energetic spirit, CY JACKSON is definitely an artist on the rise and the world will soon know her name.

Music Submission, Jennifer McGill

Unbreakable by Jennifer McGill
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Jennifer McGill

Jennifer McGill

“The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” Star is

Unbreakable

Technically speaking, Jennifer McGill is making her official worldwide debut as a singer/songwriter with the abundantly anticipated album Unbreakable. But even though she’s being tagged a “new artist” for the very first time knocking unashamedly at the door of 40 while insisting you’re “never past your prime of purpose,” this is far from her first foray into entertainment.

What started as almost a nearly clean sweep of approximatelynearly nearly 50 pageant victories from age seven in a small Texas town quickly evolved into seven seasons in Orlando on the Disney Channel’s wildly popular “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” in the late ‘80s well into the ‘90s, which she describes as a sort of “‘Saturday Night Live’ for kids” featuring interviews, skits, variety show-styled razzle dazzle, and of course, loads of singing. A quick internet search shows her performing alongside a slew of internationally renowned stars, and throughout a real time conversation, she just as casually mentions how Michael Jackson used to visit the set as a major fan of their show or the time when Celine Dion helped calm her nerves prior to an inauguration performance for President Bill Clinton at the Kennedy Center.

Indeed, McGill’s experiences of sharing stages with New Kids On The Block, Boyz II Men and Brian McKnight (and that’s just a few of the guys with ‘b’s’ in their names) more than speaks for itself. Yet in spite of the spotlight burning bright for so long, the transition to instantaneous adult fame didn’t happen quite like she had hoped, let alone to the stratospheric degrees of fellow Mouseketeers Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, KeriKerry Russell and JC Chasez.

“Most of the kids who stayed in the limelight went to New York or L.A. to pursue their careers wholeheartedly and I wound up going to college,” recalls McGill, who studied acting at NYU and also maintained a steady roster of burgeoning talent as a vocal coach. “By the time I was 21 or 22 with a pending Capitol Records deal, I was told I sounded ‘too old’ or that I spoke ‘too well’ or didn’t resonate with the bubblegum pop movement that was going on at the time. No one ever said I was bad at singing, just that I didn’t look right or fit into categories that were completely out of my control. But I believe I am going to be a better artist now than I would’ve been then. I was an empty vessel who didn’t know who I was. I was talented, but my character wasn’t developed yet.”

Though McGill can now look back with the perspective of experience and strength found from reclaiming her childhood faith, which she so eloquently expresses throughout the spine-chilling “What I Know Now” on Unbreakable, such an empowering approach took much of her twenties and into her early thirties to navigate. Sure, she was always thrilled when one of her friends blew up into a superstar, but it only made her want a personal taste of the pie all the more. Those feelings of insecurity and inadequacy multiplied all the more after her unconditionally supportive mother suddenly died of a heart attack when she and McGill were having lunch (on Father’s Day no less!) sending her increasingly fractured life into an absolute tailspin.

“My mother passed away when I was 24, and when she was gone, I was super lost,” admits McGill. “I became even more lost, angry and isolated to the point where I didn’t feel like anything mattered anymore without her being there. I lost my motivation, and by 30, I had dug myself into a really painful spiritual hole with bad relationships and lots of the typical ‘rock star’ trappings, only without the fame.”

In an unexpected twist of fate, or more realistically, a dose of divine intervention, Orlando came calling once again. McGill started performing in the Walt Disney World live show “American VYBE” at Epcot Center – under the direction of famed “Pitch Perfect” arranger Deke Sharon. She also was hired to perform at “The Holy Land Experience” theme park, only this time it was for a show centered around faith. Her time there served as the catalyst for helping McGill get back on course, even going so far as to become a worship leader at a local church. 

“Hardly anyone atin ‘The Holy Land Experience’ started their career as a child and I had a much further start on singing, dancing and acting, but those were not the most important things for the audience,” McGill ponders. “We were there to present the message of God through music and dramatic ministry. Sure, I had sung for offertories, weddings and funerals at church, but this was a whole different type of situation of acting out scenes from the Bible and I quickly got wise enough in the spirit to understand it was an honor and responsibility.”

After her time in that multi-media eventthere wrapped, McGill bounced between Nashville and New York, eventually settling in Music City and landing an equally unique role roll as a lead teacher and cast member in a live event called “Bravehearted Boys: The Superhero Experience” (geared toward pre-teen boys and their families. It was there where she met future manager ____ Ann-Riley Caldwell of ____ Lifetime Impact Management (lifetimeimpactgroup.com) who asked the entertainer to write a script (another career first) for the companion program “Bravehearted Girls: the Warrior Princess Quest,” which naturally led to the pair’s collaboration on “Freedom Fighters: Live Fearless” (www.jointhefreedomfighters.com) geared towards the entire family.

Gleaning inspiration from her many previous projects (and not all that different from the “MMC”), Freedom Fighters is a variety-styled show stacked with action, entertainment and personal anecdotes meant to encourage pretty much all ages in matters of faith. It’s also slated to be the subject of a companion book by McGill at the tip of 2018, but before fully embarking upon that adventure, it’s time to share the somewhat unexpected Unbreakable album with the world.

“Originally I was writing songs for the show with themes of encouragement, inspiration and strength, but the songs started shaping up to be a cohesive solo album, even though that wasn’t the intention,” she asserts. “Unbreakable is more of its own powerful message, identifying a true extension of me than what we thought it was going to be in the beginning and I can definitely see God as part of this progression. I never thought I’d have a chance to make a full-length album after it didn’t work out the first time around, let alone have it drop right after I turn 40!

Continues McGill: “So many of us put borders on ourselves and I think for women especially there’s this idea that you’re past your expiration date when you hit a certain age, which in my case was only compounded with the celebrity comparisons I used to put on myself. This album paints a picture of old hurts and old mistakes, but also coming out on the other side and not just surviving but thriving. Hopefully I’ll be able to inspire and encourage others because there’s an element in every song that reminds us we’re not battling alone.”

Perhaps it’s only fitting that the powerhouse title track serves as the lead single with its figurative setting right at the end of a battle as a valiant McGill stands as the ultimate victor. That very mentality is further illustrated in an epic, larger-than-life music video filmed over 14 hours in a blazing hot desert where the singer battles a real life, completely unscripted sandstorm with grace and poise.

Fans of Kelly Clarkson, Pink, classic Mariah Carey and really any soulful pop diva with a mighty voice will be quick to gravitate towards Unbreakable, which also includes production from GRAMMY Award winning producer Jeff Savage, Jeff Bohannon and Michael Whitaker, plus mixing by multiple GRAMMY Award winner Paul Salveson. In an additional example of redemption (albeit also completely unplanned) in the relationship department, McGill and Bohannon (former high school pals) recently tied the knot and settled into a scenic apartment with an accompanying studio and even a little “fur baby”!

“This is definitely the story of a girl who slipped through the cracks on so many levels, but after so much pain and rejection from a multitude of situations in my life, I’m finally at a place where I’m ‘Fearless,’” as one of the bold songs on the current collection so proudly proclaims. “Setting those situations to cool, fun pop songs is the best way I know to help others and hopefully I can save other people the time so they don’t have to learn what all that is like on their own. I am the embodiment of a warrior princess. I come from pageant royalty and now I’m this ‘Freedom Fighter’ who found that when I finally gave up any dreams or need for fame is when those opportunities starting coming back to me. After I let it all go and started a period of growth and rebuilding, I got another chance and now it’s the right time to get that message across.”

Vassie

Vassie
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Vassie
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
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Vassie, CD titled, Victorious
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Victorious
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Victorious

Pastor Christy Davis Nelson

Pastor Christy Davis Nelson
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Pastor Christy Davis Nelson
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
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Pastor Christy Davis Nelson, Song Titled, I'm Thankful
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I'm Thankful
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I'm Thankful

Music Submission, Gregory D and Company

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Gregory D and Company
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Gregory D and Company “More Than A Conqueror” Gregory D from Lansing, Michigan, Chosen by God Ministries, is the newest flavor to Gospel. His passion and enthusiasm consist of singing, playing, and writing inspirational and gospel songs. His love for God is what guides his decisions and motivates him to grow in ministry. While Gregory is a dynamic preacher, psalmist, songwriter, and organist, he remains humble. He founded “Gregory D and Company” an amazing gospel group. Gregory D’s Personal Quote~ "I truly believe you should give a 150 percent to whatever you love doing. Worshiping God and giving Him all I have each time is my goal. He uses me to usher in His presence and ultimately lead people into a place where they can see God for themselves. God gave us His best so that's what I'm going to do, give Him mine" The new single “More Than A Conqueror” is ideal for any Gospel and Christian format. EPK: http://artistecard.com/GregoryDandCompany Artist: Gregory D and Company Song: More Than a Conqueror Written by Gregory DeMyers (Gregory D) Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/6AzVUfsjnaA Live Performance HD Video: https://youtu.be/3VOj0fUuaUI

Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly
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Sarah Kelly
No Longer Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
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Sarah Kelly, CD titled, My Corner of Heaven
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My Corner of Heaven
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My Corner of Heaven
Take Me Away

Music CD, Tabula Rasa, OurAfter

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Ourafter, CD titled, Tabula Rasa
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Tabula Rasa
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Echo
Push The Pill

Music CD, Seven Seas, Marcome

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Marcome, CD titled, Seven Seas
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Seven Seas
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River of Life
Yeku

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