Shout Out To Our TV Contest Singers

Hi Folks

I wanted to send out some good luck to Dalton Rapattoni, who is in the finals of American Idol.

Dalton is a great singer and a great guy-he sang in 1 of our musicals and recorded his Dallas Based band here. We've had some good luck-our former first call singer, Amber Carrington, made it to the top 4 of the voice, and the guy who played Zak in our first musical, Trevor Douglas, made it to the top 12 on American Idol last year. He's a great songwriter and a very creative guy all-around. Amber has moved to Nashville and is doing great things. She recorded over 50 songs for us, and has a magic voice. And who knows what is in store for Dalton!!

 

Studio upgrade complete!

We are pleased to announce major upgrades to our core setup. Protools HDX DSP, 16/16 Analog converters, and lots of new softwear including Native 9, Waves Platinum and classic compressors, Omnisphere, and Trillian. We have just completed the audio portion of "Praise Takes Flight", a book with innovative ideas for youth choir, including 39 original songs and tracks, featuring our killer collection of very young singers, for Choristers Guild. Open heart Musicals most recent musical "Land Of The Lost And Found" has received J W Peppers editors choice award-Lots of great original songs and a great story. As always, we are recording and producing numerous songs for various writers and artists. Check out the music page.

We have also been doing a lot of music and melodies for lyric writers, and finishing songs for writers and artists who sometimes can't quite get over the hump with a song. If you come in here, your song will get finished to your liking, no matter what it might need. Song production tends to go hand in hand with writing consultation, which can keep cost down and have a working demo created through the writing process.

Things are poppin at JO-MUSIK

First off, we would like to congratulate one of our favorite singers, Amber Carrington, for getting to the finals of The Voice. She's done numerous tunes for us, as well as Open Heart Musicals. Shes a great girl, and WHAT A VOICE! Just finished 5 tunes for Trevor Douglas, and up and coming singer/songwriter who also happened to be the voice of Zak in Open Hearts "Whats Up Zak". He's had a lot of recognition, is involved in the Septien Program where he has won some competitions, and is writing some great original stuff. Just did a Kickin Christian tune for Miriam Relyea, called Blessed. She is out of Austin-hope to be doing a lot more for her. We did 14 cuts for a new rapper-Simile-very original sounding stuff. He's headed to basic training for the US Army, where I hope they can march to some good beats. I'll be a judge for the DSA songwriting contest this year-hope you entered!

We are doing more and more work for various lyricists, adding the melody and music, the most prolific of which is Roger Russell, president of the Dallas Songwriters Association.We have about 15 tracks done, available for various uses. Check out all the new music on the music page, and check out Open Heart Musicals to hear the new musical, "Land Of The Lost And Found".

JoMusik sponsoring, judging, performing at Texas Independent Music Expo

November is here and time for the Texas Independent Music Expo http://texasindependentmusicexpo.com/ Jo-Musik will be there as a sponsor and I'll be judging and performing at 4:30-short set. Special Thanks to Lisa Byrn for putting it on. Lots of bands, exhibitors, and seminars. Come on down!

Open Heart Musicals has a new musical in production "Land Of The Lost And Found"-look for it early next year. http://openheartmusicals.com  

I've been co-writing and producing a number of tunes with Roger Russel-check the new music folder. Featuring fiddle on some by Mike Horn, steel on some by Larry White, and so far-all sung by yours truly.

Time flying by

My how time flies-our summer camp was a great success and produced a pretty cool tune by the participants. I spent Saturday morning at the Rodeo City Music Hall in Mesquite-a great venue for up and coming singers and even for some already there singers. It is under new ownership, and they are auditioning everyone that wants to perform or has in the past. They have added a live band, to put them on par with the other Showcase venues in town. Should be a great new beginning. I was judging the auditions, and saw some very good singers. And it's on the east side, as is JO-MUSIK.

I haven't written any news since we went to Atlanta for the Dove awards. We (OPEN HEART MUSICALS) did not win, but the nomination was quite an honor, and it was a great show. There is a new musical in the works-we will soon be hunting for talent to do the CD. Several clients have been having some good movement on their tunes-Roger Russell and Andrew Boyer have had half a dozen tunes chart or get radio play in several places-even England. Russell Willard is in for a new EP.

I have been doing a lot of work with various members of Dallas Songwriters-lots of good stuff coming out of there! In this self promoting Indie World, It makes since to have some professional help somewhere along the production line. I am going to make an effort to go on Facebook more than once a month, to help promote all the great talent I get to see and work with. And maybe get out the news every month! Keep an eye on the new music folder on the music page of this website.