BROADCAST MUSIC, INC. (BMI) HOSTED IT’S BMI SONG CAMP DURING THE 7TH ANNUAL MUSIC EXCHANGE (MEX17) ENTERTAINMENT INDABA

Between 4 and 8 September 2017, South Beach Camps Bay was the creative hub where seven of the world’s finest writing minds decamped to create pop genius.

Since 2016, Music Exchange, in partnership with BMI, has attracted some of the world’s top writing talent to The Mother City for the five-day emersion and creative boot camp.

This year’s event ran from 4 September through 8 September at South Beach Camps Bay which was the official start to the highly anticipated MEX17 gathering held at the Academy of Sound Engineering studio complex, in District 6, Cape Town on Saturday 9 and 10 September

This year’s highly guest writers include JANN KLOSE, from New York, a Grammy® nominated pop singer-songwriter. CHRISTIAN WRIGHT, from Abbey Road Studios, ALICIA MADISON, based in New York, is a successful singer/songwriter.

Columbian music producer and songwriter MARCELA ARCINIEGAS, TONY GRUND from New York as well as Multiple SAMA23 winner AMANDA BLACK and COLIN SHER.

Brandon Bakshi Executive Director Creative Europe & Asia at BMI, the global leader in rights management, returned to Cape Town as well “Our stretch goal this year is to have hit songs cut and broadcast in the United States.”

MARTIN MYERS ,RAZIA MYERS ,CASEY BARCLAY

JANN KLOSE ,ALICIA MADISON ,CHRISTIAN WRIGHT ,TONY GRUND

AMANDA BACK ,CHRISTAIN WRIGHT

AMANDA BLACK AND SOPHIA FOSTER

ALICIA MADISON ,JANN KLOSE ,TONY GRUND, MARCELIA ARCENGIAS, CHRISTIAN WRIGHT

JASON CURTIS ,WILLIAM MASEMOLA . CHARLIE HAMILTON

Mom and daughter Nyota Parker

Ameen Harron

James Stewart ,Andre Ensil ,Martin Myers

Tony Grund ,Brandon Bakshi ,Alicia Madison ,Jann Klose

Peter Smith and Ze Nobrega

Razia myers ,Anton Groenewald

Amanda Black ,Jann Klose ,Siphokazi Jonas ,Colin Sher

James Stewart ,Menno Visser

Bevan Trevor ,Brandon Bakshi

Martin Myers ,Christian Wright ,Casey Barclay ,Lisa

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RJ Benjamin album called THE 5TH STORY out 11 July 2017

Please support this record by RJ Benjamin called THE 5TH STORY ….13 original tracks on the album.
In one word a “classy” record.

Album is out on 11 July with all songs available on I tunes.

Sting goes on world tour in 2017 starting in Feb

STING THEATRE, CLUB AND ARENA TOUR ANNOUNCED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW ROCK/POP ALBUM, 57TH & 9TH

CONCERTS CONFIRMED IN NORTH AMERICA & EUROPE Special guests: Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros

(NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 14, 2016) – Following the recent release of Sting’s highly anticipated rock/pop album 57th & 9th, Cherrytree Management and Live Nation today confirmed that Sting will take to the road in 2017 on a very special tour featuring concert dates in clubs, theatres and arenas throughout North America and Europe.

Sting pictured in October at BMI AWARDS in London where he received the Icon Award for 2016 -pic by Martin Myers

Additional dates in South America and Asia will soon be announced. Please visit: www.sting.com & www.livenation.com for complete details. 57th & 9th is promoted by Live Nation Global Touring, produced by RZO Entertainment. (Photo Credit: Eric Ryan Anderson)

On the 57th & 9th Tour, Sting will be joined by a 3-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, plus Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar).

Special guests include singer/songwriter Joe Sumner as well as San Antonio-based Tex Mex band, The Last Bandoleros.

Tickets for the newly announced 57th & 9th Tour concert dates will go on sale beginning Friday, November 18th through Mon., November 21 st .

In North America, every ticket purchased online includes a digital download of Sting’s new album “57th & 9th. In the UK, Spain, and France, fans who pre-order Sting’s new album at HMV (UK only) and FNAC (Spain and France) will receive priority pre-sale access to the concert of their choice.

Members of the official Sting.com fan club will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance beginning Tues., November 15th . Details at www.sting.com/tour. Citi cardmembers can also take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity for show dates in the United States, including a special “Citi presents Sting: 57th & 9th” concert at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, beginning Thur., November 17th at 10am through Sunday, November 20 th at 5pm (all times local). For complete pre-sale details visit: www.citiprivatepass.com. Ticket purchases limited to between 2-4 tickets per person dependent on venue.

Sting’s twelfth solo studio album, 57th & 9th, his first rock/pop project in over a decade, was released November 11 on A&M/Interscope Records. The ten-song collection represents a wide range of Sting’s musical and songwriting styles from the raucous, guitar-driven first single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” to the ferocious, Road Warrior-style imagery of “Petrol Head” and the anthemic “50,000.” The album, produced by Martin Kierszenbaum, was recorded in just a few weeks with Sting’s long-time collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), as well as drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns n’ Roses), guitarist Lyle Workman and backing vocals by the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros.

ABOUT STING:
Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

As one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 10 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, three Oscar nominations, a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in December 2014 he received the Kennedy Center Honors, one of the most prestigious cultural prizes in the United States. Throughout his enduring career, he has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.

Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach. Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world’s rainforests and the indigenous people living there. Together they have held 17 benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for our planet’s endangered resources, with the next event scheduled for December 14 at Carnegie Hall. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in more than 20 countries over three continents.

ABOUT JOE SUMNER:
Joe Sumner has been honing his solo work for the past five years. While simultaneously fronting rock band Fiction Plane and pushing boundaries in the tech space with his app Vyclone, Joe has been painstakingly stripping back all that he finds inauthentic.

The result is a spacious and colorful sound that would not be out of place in a Wes Anderson movie. Starting with just his voice and an acoustic guitar, he writes heartfelt, playful and genuine songs that are never quite finished. ‘Every time I play a song I leave at least a few parts of it completely open to improvisation.’ he says of his loose and collaborative performing style. ‘After you play a song fifty times I think it should get better, not just stay the same!’

This open-minded attitude comes in part from his extremely varied musical experiences – from touring with acts that he literally calls family (The Police, Sting) to artists like Snoop Dogg or singing in a modern opera and writing hits for other European artist. Joe also teaches highly-acclaimed workshops at music schools focusing on the emotional pressures of songwriting.

Joe Sumner’s debut solo single ‘Jellybean’ will be released in January 2017.

ABOUT THE LAST BANDOLEROS:
The Last Bandoleros are a four-piece outfit blending Tex-Mex, country and rock n’ roll. Their story begins in San Antonio, Texas with guitarist/producer Jerry Fuentes who, during a musical pilgrimage to Manhattan, chanced to meet New York native, singer-songwriter/producer Derek James.

Fuentes and James began collaborating in Brooklyn. But, Fuentes kept being drawn back to his native Texas to record in the same San Antonio studio where a couple of talented brothers were also emerging. Diego and Emilio Navaira, sons of Tejano music legend, Emilio Navaira, Sr., had been making a name for themselves around town for their energetic live performances and sterling vocal chops. Fuentes decided to combine both of his universes by introducing Derek to Diego and Emilio and inviting them to joint-sessions in Brooklyn and San Antonio where riffs and lyrics began flying fast.

Newly christened The Last Bandoleros, the quartet began playing live, opening for The Mavericks, Jon Pardi, Josh Abbott Band, Los Lonely Boys and Marc Broussard. Recognizing their high level of musicianship, Sting called upon them to sing backing vocals on his “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” single which soared the heights of radio charts around the world.

Praise also began pouring in from the music press. Rolling Stone wrote: “[The Last Bandoleros’] music caroms wildly from rock and country to conjunto and pop, adding up to a sound that’s hard to get out of your head.” People Magazine dubbed the band “ones to watch” and Entertainment Weekly included them in their “Breaking Big” list. HITS Magazine described The Last Bandoleros as “Tex-Mex meets harmony-rich Beatlesque pop, with a healthy dollop of boy-pop charisma.”

The Last Bandoleros combine their unique cultural experiences with rare musical camaraderie and, as audiences will continue to discover, their exuberance and joy are contagious.

STING 57TH & 9TH 2017 – TOUR ITINERARY
NORTH AMERICA:
Wed., Feb. 01, 2017 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom Mon. Nov. 21
Thur., Feb. 02, 2017 Portland, OR Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center Mon. Nov. 21
Sunday, Feb. 05, 2017 San Francisco, CA The Masonic Mon. Nov. 21
Wed., Feb. 08, 2017 Los Angeles, CA Palladium Mon. Nov. 21
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017 Rancho Mirage, CA Agua Caliente Casino Mon. Nov. 21
Tues., Feb. 14, 2017 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium Mon. Nov. 21
Thur., Feb. 16, 2017 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater Mon. Nov. 21
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 St. Louis, MO The Pageant Mon. Nov. 21
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017 Austin, TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater Mon. Nov. 21
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie. Mon. Nov. 21
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena Mon. Nov. 21
Thur., Feb. 23, 2017 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre Mon. Nov. 21
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017 Miami, FL Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater Mon. Nov. 21
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle Mon. Nov. 21
Tues., Feb. 28, 2017 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium Mon. Nov. 21
Thur., Mar. 02, 2017 Minneapolis, MN Myth Mon. Nov. 21
Friday, Mar. 03, 2017 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom Mon. Nov. 21
Sun., Mar. 05, 2017 Toronto, ON Rebel Mon. Nov. 21
Mon., Mar. 06, 2017 Montreal, QC Metropolis Mon. Nov. 21
Wed., Mar. 08, 2017 Boston, MA House of Blues Mon. Nov. 21
Thur., Mar. 09, 2017 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Mon. Nov. 21
Sat., Mar. 11, 2017 Philadelphia, PA Fillmore Mon. Nov. 21
Sun., Mar. 12, 2017 Washington, DC The Theater at MGM National Harbor Mon. Nov. 21
Tues., Mar. 14, 2017 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom Mon. Nov. 21
EUROPE/UK:
Tues., Mar. 21, 2017 Barcelona, SP Sant Jordi Club Fri. Nov. 18
Thur., Mar. 23, 2017 Milan, IT Fabrique Fri. Nov. 18
Sat., Mar. 25, 2017 Hamburg, DE Sporthalle Fri. Nov. 18
Mon., Mar. 27, 2017 Warsaw, PL Torwar Mon. Nov. 21
Wed., Mar. 29, 2017 Stuttgart, DE Porsche-Arena Fri. Nov. 18
Thur., Mar. 30, 2017 Zurich, CH Samsung Hall Fri. Nov. 18
Sat., Apr. 01, 2017 Esch-sur-Alzette, LU Rockhal Fri. Nov. 18
Sun., Apr. 02, 2017 Brussels, BE Forest National Mon. Nov. 21
Tues., Apr. 04, 2017 Dusseldorf, DE Mistubishi Electric Halle Fri. Nov. 18
Wed., Apr. 05, 2017 Amsterdam, NL Heineken Music Hall (as of January 1st AFAS Live) Fri. Nov. 18
Friday, Apr. 07, 2017 Manchester, UK Manchester O2 Apollo Fri. Nov. 18
Sun., Apr. 09, 2017 London, UK Eventim Apollo Hammersmith Fri. Nov. 18
Wed., Apr. 12, 2017 Paris, FR Olympia Fri. Nov. 18
Thur., Apr. 13, 2017 Paris, FR Olympia Fri. Nov. 18

Itinerary Subject To Change. For complete tour and ticket information visit:
www.sting.com & www.livenation.com

Sting and Top Songwriters Honored at 2016 BMI London Awards which I was privileged to attend

“Thinking Out Loud” wins Song of the Year for Ed Sheeran

BMI proudly honored internationally-celebrated songwriter Sting as a BMI Icon on 10th October at the 2016 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests including Hozier, Rudimental, Snow Patrol, Disciples and Wayne Hector filled London’s Dorchester hotel to celebrate the UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs of 2015 on U.S. radio and television.

Sting was named a BMI Icon because of his “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers,” joining a list of past honorees that includes Graham Gouldman, Sir Tim Rice, John Lydon, Queen, Ray Davies and Bryan Ferry, among others. He was presented with the prestigious award by BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill before taking to the ballroom stage for a special acoustic rendition of “Message In A Bottle.” He then treated the invited guests to the first-ever performance of “Heading South On The Great North Road,” taken from his forthcoming album 57th & 9th. He closed the show with “Every Breath You Take,” for which he also received a BMI Million-Air Award earlier in the evening, to honor 13 million combined radio plays.

Upon accepting the award Sting said: “…your real job as a songwriter is to provide a soundtrack to people’s emotional lives, touchstones for their emotional landscapes, their memories. And that’s an unexpected and unanticipated honor as well as a privilege.”

BMI also honored Ed Sheeran with the Song of the Year award (The Robert S. Musel Award) for “Thinking Out Loud.” The trophy is given to the most performed song of 2015 by UK or European writers in the BMI catalog on U.S. radio. In addition, “Hey Mama” was awarded the prestigious Dance Song of the Year. The hit was written by Giorgio Tuinfort, Afrojack, Sean Douglas, Ester Dean and Alan & John Lomax, and made famous by David Guetta, featuring Nicki Minaj and Bebe Rexha.

Throughout the night, BMI also celebrated many other British songwriters and co-writers of the most performed songs on U.S radio and television. Among them was Rudimental, who were presented with a Pop Award for “Lay It On Me,” which was also co-written by Ed Sheeran. Hozier was presented with an award for “Someone New,” while One Direction proved they had another unbeatable year in 2015, with songwriting powerhouses Wayne Hector and Ed Drewett receiving awards for co-writing “Steal My Girl,” and Jamie Scott winning for “Night Changes” and “Drag Me Down.”

In addition, Snow Patrol received a BMI Million-Air Award to honor the combined radio plays of the BRIT Award-nominated “Chasing Cars.” Also receiving Million-Air Awards were Sir Paul McCartney for ”Live and Let Die,” Ray Davies for ”Lola” and ”You Really Got Me,” Howard Jones for ”No One Is To Blame” and Elton John for “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” and ”Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”

Below is the full list of winners.

Icon
Sting

Song of the Year
(The Robert S. Musel Award)

THINKING OUT LOUD
Ed Sheeran
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Dance Award
HEY MAMA
Afrojack (BUMA)
Giorgio Tuinfort *
Ester Dean *
Sean Douglas *
Alan Lomax *
John A. Lomax, Sr. *
Nicki Minaj *
Bebe Rexha
David Guetta *
BMG/Talpa Music
DLG Publishing
Piano Songs

2016 London Pop Award Songs
APPARENTLY
Filippo Trecca
J Cole *
Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman *
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.

BODY LANGUAGE
Magnus Høiberg
Tinashe *
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

BUDAPEST
George Ezra
BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

CLASSIC MAN
George Astasio
Kurtis McKenzie
Jason Pebworth
Jasbir Sehra “Beast”
Jon Shave
Jidenna *
Madam Kateri *
Nana Kwabena Tuffuor *
John Turner *
Milan Wiley *
Astasio Music Ltd.
Pebworth Music Ltd.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Turnfirst Limited
Universal Music Publishing

COULD HAVE BEEN ME
Adam Slack
Luke Spiller

DANGEROUS
Giorgio Tuinfort
Jason Evigan *
BMG/Talpa Music
Piano Songs

DRAG ME DOWN
Jamie Scott
Julian Bunetta *
John Ryan *
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

HABIBI (I NEED YOUR LOVE)
Mohombi
Faydee
Shaggy *

HELLO
Adele
Melted Stone Publishing Ltd.
Universal Music Publishing

HEY MAMA
Afrojack
Giorgio Tuinfort
Ester Dean *
Sean Douglas *
Alan Lomax *
John A. Lomax, Sr. *
Nicki Minaj *
Bebe Rexha *
BMG/Talpa Music
DLG Publishing
Piano Songs

HOLD BACK THE RIVER
Iain Archer
James Bay
Kobalt Music Publishing Limited
Spirit B-Unique

HOLD MY HAND
Janee Bennett
Jack Patterson
Ina Wroldsen
Reservoir/Reverb Music Ltd.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Universal Music Publishing

HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE
Nathan Duvall
Gavin Harryman Koolmon
Ina Wroldsen
Fly Eye Publishing Ltd.
Phrased Differently Music Ltd.
Reservoir/Reverb Music Ltd.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

LAY IT ALL ON ME
Piers Agget
Amir Amor
Kesi Dryden
Jonny Harris
Max McElligott
Lasse Petersen
Leon Rolle
Ed Sheeran
Gavin Slater
James Wood
Bucks Music Group Ltd.
Mensch Music Limited
Silva Screen Music (Publishers) Ltd.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

LAY ME DOWN
Sam Smith
Naughty Words Limited
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Stellar Songs Ltd.

LEAN ON
MØ aka Karen Ørsted
Reservoir/Reverb Music Ltd.

LEVELS
Talay Riley
Sean Douglas *
Jordan Johnson *
Ian Kirkpatrick *
Marcus Lomax *
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
LIKE I CAN
Sam Smith
Naughty Words Limited
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Stellar Songs Ltd.

LOSE MY MIND
Gian Piero Reverberi
Gianfranco Reverberi
Ross Copperman *
Brett Eldredge *
CeeLo Green *
Heather Morgan *
Universal Music Publishing Ricordi SRL
Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd.

NIGHT CHANGES
Niall Horan
Zayn Malik
Liam Payne
Jamie Scott
Harry Styles
Louis Tomlinson
Julian Bunetta *
John Ryan *
PPM Music Ltd.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

ON MY MIND
Ellie Goulding
Global Talent Publishing Ltd.

ONE LAST TIME
Giorgio Tuinfort
BMG/Talpa Music
Piano Songs

OUTSIDE
Ellie Goulding
Global Talent Publishing Ltd.

PERFECT
Harry Styles
Louis Tomlinson
Julian Bunetta *
John Ryan *
PPM Music Ltd.

PHOTOGRAPH
Johnny McDaid
Ed Sheeran
Polar/Spirit B-Unique
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

SLEDGEHAMMER
Jonas Jeberg
Sean Douglas *
BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

SOMEONE NEW
Sallay-Matu Garnett
Andrew Hozier-Byrne
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
The Evolving Music Co. Ltd.

STEAL MY GIRL
Ed Drewett
Wayne Hector
Liam Payne
Louis Tomlinson
Julian Bunetta *
John Ryan *
PPM Music Ltd.
Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd.

THINKING OUT LOUD
Ed Sheeran
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

UMA THURMAN
Liam O’Donnell
Andy Hurley *
Jack Marshall *
Robert L. Mosher *
Jake Sinclair *
Patrick Stump *
Joe Trohman *
Pete Wentz *
Spirit B-Unique

TV Music Awards
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT
Jos Jorgensen
Andy Love *

CHICAGO FIRE
Atli Örvarsson

CHICAGO MED
Atli Örvarsson

CHICAGO P.D.
Atli Örvarsson

GREY’S ANATOMY
Carim Clasmann
Galia Durant Pike

THE GOOD WIFE
David Buckley
Cable AWARDs
GIRL MEETS WORLD
Shridhar Solanki
Matthew Tishler *

NINJAGO: MASTERS OF SPINJITZU
Jeppe Riddervold
Michael Kramer *
Jay Vincent *
FILM MUSIC AWARDS
THE MARTIAN
Harry Gregson-Williams

THE PERFECT GUY
Atli Örvarsson

Academy Award Winner
“WRITING’S ON THE WALL” FROM SPECTRE
Sam Smith

Million Performance Songs
3 Million

ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT
Ray Davies
Edward Kassner Music Co. Ltd

DREAMS
Noel Hogan
Dolores O’Riordan
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.

NO ONE IS TO BLAME
Howard Jones
Howard Jones Music Ltd.

SHOUT
Roland Orzabal
Ian Stanley
BMG 10 Music Limited
BMG VM Music Limited

STRONGER (WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU)
Jörgen Elofsson
Ali Tamposi *
Perfect Storm Music Group
Universal Music Publishing

TUBTHUMPING
Jude Abbott
Dunstan Bruce
Paul Greco
Harry Hamer
Danbert Nobacon
Alice Nutter
Lou Watts
Boff Whalley
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

UNDER MY THUMB
Mick Jagger
Keith Richards

UPTOWN FUNK
Jeff Bhasker *
Devon Gallaspy *
Trinidad James *
Mark Ronson *
Lonnie Simmons *
Rudy Taylor *
Charlie Wilson *
Ronnie Wilson *
Robert Wilson *
New Songs Administration Ltd.

WAKE ME UP
Tim Bergling a.k.a Avicii
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

WALKING ON SUNSHINE
Kimberley Rew
BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
Kyboside Ltd.

WISH YOU WERE HERE
David Gilmour
Roger Waters
BMG Rights Management Ltd.
Imagem Music U.K.
Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd.
Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd.

4 Million

A SUMMER SONG
Clive Metcalfe
Keith Noble
David Stuart *
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

CHASING CARS
Nathan Connolly
Gary Lightbody
Jonny Quinn
Tom Simpson
Paul Wilson
Universal Music Publishing

HERE I GO AGAIN
Bernie Marsden
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

HEY, SOUL SISTER
Amund Bjørklund
Espen Lind
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Stellar Songs Ltd.

(I JUST) DIED IN YOUR ARMS
Nick Van Eede
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

LOLA
Ray Davies
Carlin Music Corp.
Davray Music Limited

ROLLING IN THE DEEP
Adele
Paul Epworth
Melted Stone Publishing Ltd.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Universal Music Publishing

STAYIN’ ALIVE
Maurice Gibb
Robin Gibb
Barry Gibb
Crompton Songs
Universal Music Publishing
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.

THE SIGN
Jenny Berggren
Jonas Berggren
Linn Berggren
Ulf Ekberg
Megasong Publishing A/S c/o Warner/Chappell Music Denmark A/S

5 Million

GET BACK
John Lennon

IN YOUR EYES
Peter Gabriel
Real World Music Ltd.

LIVE AND LET DIE
Paul McCartney
MPL UK Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

STRANGER ON THE SHORE
Acker Bilk
Robert Mellin *
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

WE WILL ROCK YOU
Brian May
Queen Music Ltd.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

6 Million

DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART
Elton John
HST Publishing Ltd.
Universal Music Publishing

GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
Elton John
Bernie Taupin
Universal Music Publishing

TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT
Mick Leeson
Peter Vale
C & D Music Ltd.
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.

7 Million

YOU REALLY GOT ME
Ray Davies
Edward Kassner Music Co. Ltd.

12 Million

BROWN EYED GIRL
Van Morrison
Universal Music Publishing

13 Million

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
Sting
GM Sumner
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

* BMI Affiliate

What’s the Thing That Keeps You From Reaching Your Music Career Goals?

Here are some of problems and obsticles :

  • Lack of time
  • Lack of money
  • Lack of confidence
  • Self-sabotage
  • Not setting goals to begin with
  • Not planning well enough
  • Procrastination
  • Having too many goals
  • Not prioritizing my goals
  • Spreading myself too thin
  • Popular trends not going my way
  • Not knowing where to start
  • My day job
  • Not putting what I know into action
  • Perfectionism
  • Fear of failure

How many of these can you relate to? I hope this list makes you realize that you are not alone when it comes to distractions, resistance, and excuses.

The thing is, successful artists deal with these very same hurdles. Musicians who reach higher levels don’t have some secret code and aren’t immune to the everyday obstacles we all encounter.

1) Decide

The first step to reaching any goal is to know where you’re headed. The clearer the target, the more purposeful your actions will be. That’s why the first step to accomplishment is to set a specific, measurable goal (or set of goals). Decide what you want and be crystal clear about what it is.

2) Plan

Once you know exactly what you want, the next step is to craft an action plan that will move you toward it. Take some time to brainstorm on paper. Make lists of the different types of activities you will need to engage in to reach the goal. Who will you need to contact, what do you need to learn, and what tools will help you get there? Work backwards from the goal and determine the specific steps you’ll need to take.

Martin Myers -founder Music Exchange Ryan Haslam and keynote speaker 9 time Grammy winner Bryan Michael Cox both from Atlanta –www.mex15.co.za

3) Start

Now it’s time to dive into the step that holds back most human beings: taking action! Look over your grand plan and ask yourself, “What’s the very first thing I need to do in each category?” Focus only on those initial things and … do them!Don’t worry about the entire project or the immensity of your goal. Just do the little thing that needs to be done today: make a phone call, send an email, design a web page, repair your equipment, or sit down to write a new song (or finish one you started).

4) Continue

Taking those initial actions in the Start phase may actually come easy if you’re exciting about the goal People who succeed muscle through the distractions and “continue” taking action, even when they’re short on time and energy. If your goal is truly important, you will find time to chip away at it and make progress – on a consistent basis.

5) Evaluate

If you get this far, congratulations! You’ve accomplished more than the majority of creative people (as sad as that is to say). You have decided what you want, created an action plan, started taking action, and have continued to work toward it, despite many temptations to do otherwise.

6) Adjust

Once you look at the actions you’ve taken thus far and measured the results look over your plan and tweak it. How you do that is super simple: Do more of what’s working and less of what isn’t working. Also, this is a good time to introduce a new goal or strategy that makes sense based on what you’ve learned from your actions so far.

7) Continue

Once again, consistent action and progress is key.

Selection of photos from MYERS FAMILY 2015 a great year and most important my daughter Casey turned 15

a Selection of pics from the Myers family for 2015 -Thank you for a great year especially my wife and daughter who support me unconditionally and my friends who always see a positive outcome. -THANK YOU

A throw back from September MUSIC EXCHANGE 2015

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