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Leah Michelle Hamilton

Leah Michelle Hamilton
Leah is a classically trained pianist who has been making music since she was 8 years old - seeing hope thru the valleys of life, and translate this into her music
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Leah Michelle Hamilton
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
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Leah Michelle Hamilton, CD titled, Miracle
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Miracle
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Wandering Stranger

Stephen Michael Murphy

Stephen Michael Murphy
“Never Ever Here” takes the next step intimating that the waking state is not as real as we imagine, that nothing here is what it seems, and you’re not the person you think you are.
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Stephen Michael Murphy
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
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Stephen Michael Murphy, CD titled, Root Down Low
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Root Down Low
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Never Ever Here

Music Submission, CHAKRA BLEU

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CHAKRA BLEU
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A festive vibe resonates on the summer sizzler release CD: ‘Our Own Paradise’. Chakra Bleu’s 8th album includes the genre of Island-Reggae, R&B, Pop-Rock that will make a person feel like they’re sitting on a Caribbean beach sipping a long awaited pina colada.

Her 1st media single release: ‘We Shall Overcome’ digs in with a message pertaining to equality & justice.  It’s powerful and leads one to feel what this artist really is about: INTEGRITY - This sincere, and yet rebel infused integrity gives credence to her compelling presence as not only an successful recording artist, yet also that of an insightful messenger and leader.

Chakra Bleu’s 7th CD ‘ALL OF ME’ had amazing chart action: The title single ‘All Of Me’ charted #2 on Top 40 as well as #1 on Indie Tope 40, holding for FIVE weeks! That’s not all - yes and then #7 on Top 100! The second single, ’The Shadow’ went to #4 on (NMW) Top 40.

Bold and pioneering, she pushes boundaries with a perspective that is invitingly  insightful and upbeat. This positive vibe flows throughout her music imbuing a magnetic, passionate intensity. Experiencing her unique style of Americana/Pop-Rock/R&B/Island music is like a natural shot of adrenaline that infuses a person with an invigorating surge of energy! Playful, intriguing, enticing, daringly honest and empowering, are words to describe how this captivating artist connects with her audience.

Chakra Bleu has received airplay from various cuts off her CD’s on Top 40, A/C, Country, AAA, Americana radio in the USA as well as Europe. She has been the Spotlight artist at The Bluebird Cafe and BMI Showcases; playing top listening venues in Nashville/Music City USA, as well as being granted the ‘Arena award Feb.1999. This prestigious honor has been granted to few other acts such as Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Jo Dee Messina, etc. who have contributed an inspiring presence in their community.

Quoted by Dave Carew for Nashville Underground:

“Chakra Bleu is - hands down-one of the most original and distinctive Pop/Rock/Americana artists ever to grace the underground Nashville music scene. Inspired by everything from the styling of bands like Heart and the Cowboy Junkies, to transcendent New Age thought, she has forged, over the past decade, some of the most uplifting, eclectic, thought-provoking, and empowering music ever created in Music City,USA.”

Her 6th CD ‘SOUVENIR’ had five singles simultaneously bedazzle: Top 40 Country Main & Indie Charts (sts) with  Weathered the Storm (#8); She Walks Alone (#17); Top 40 Main Charts with ‘Sabotage‘ scoring TOP DEBUT single & charting (#8); ‘Anyday Now’ charting at (#10) for three weeks, as well as(#4) on Top 30 Indie Charts!; ‘Addicted To You’, on Americana Charts,and also making the Spotlight on Cashbox Magazine.

Chakra Bleu’s fifth album single from YOU’RE THE ONE, ‘When I Hold Your Hand’  charged AAA and Americana airwaves, charting #5 on STS Top 30 Indie Chart and #27 on STS Top 40 Main Chart! Her prior single, ‘Hopelessly In Love’ from the Seize the Day album, scored big as well, making it to #16 on the national A/C chart.

Chakra Bleu Music, LLC; P.O.Box 160054, Nashville TN 37216

www.chakrableu.com

Music Submission, The Pearl Black Project

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The Pearl Black Project
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Hello we are new project formed in Ukraine, Robert Cope musician, songwriter Canadian and Margarita khoroshun vocalist, songwriter Ukrainian. We produced our first single Free my soul in 2017 and released it in December of that year. We have had airplay in the USA and Canada with very positive feedback in 2017 and 2018 respective. We have very little resources to promote our material and we rely on word of mouth to do so. Currently we are working on a LP to release this Autumn. Our hopes and dreams are to share our music our thoughts and creativity. We love to experiment with different themes and styles and maybe we will be successful.

I hope that you and your listeners will like our material
Regards
Robert L Cope
The Pearl Black Project

Music Submission, Invisible Gardener

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Invisible Gardener

I am known as The Invisible Gardener

Yes I also am an Organic Gardening Consultant and Natural Tree Arborist but I also write my own music. All have special "Healing Tones". For best results use headphones.

Music Submission, Michelle Miller Bell

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Michelle Miller Bell

Michelle Bell is a "Beta Music" Gospel Recording Artist who lives in Lansing, Michigan USA. Her unique style and variation of musical concepts are enough to give all audiences and radio listeners a fresh new experience of listening to gospel music.

Michelle Bell, born as “Michelle Miller” in Chicago Illinois, and was raised in a religious home with both parents and eight other siblings. Having faith

Michelle discovered her singing ability at the age of 12 when she was asked to sing at her elementary school graduation. This is where the spark of singing began in her life. Moving forward, she later began singing and playing drums in her childhood church; it was here where she perfected her God giving talents and gifts and later became one of the praise and worship leaders.

While still working in the church as a youth leader, choir director, and musician, God called Michelle into the ministry of preaching. Both her singing and preaching ministry has opened many doors for her, and eventually caught the attention of record label owner Michael Bell, CEO of Bell Time Records, and is now her record producer and husband. Michelle's new album "Just Want To Know You Better" will be in online stores April 20, 2018.

Music Submission, New Day Praise

Restore by New Day Praise
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New Day Praise
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New Day Praise is a new Christian Contemporary Music team consisting of the dynamic songwriter duo, husband and wife, Krystal and Jeff Kuehn from Detroit, Michigan. Their vision is to edify, empower and share uplifting, anointed music that is listened to and shared by people throughout the world to glorify God.

  

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.”

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