Jonathan Weiss

Jonathan Weiss

Title: Music Supervisor, A&R
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Soundtrack
Status: Taking submissions
Song limit per member: Unlimited
Bio: Jonathan Weiss is a Los Angeles-based music supervisor for film and television. He just completed music supervising the… read more

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song: Side Step

genre: Jazz - Smooth Jazz
stats: playlists: 1 | song plays: 50
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Jazz

What is an appropriate title for this song?
Side Step works well

What artist does this song most remind you of?
Spyro Gyra

What best describes the subject matter of this song?
Feelings - Frustration

What era does this song fall under?
2000 and later

What best describes the mood of this song?
Happy - Jovial

Song Analysis
Quality of the Hook
4/5

Quality of the Verses
4/5

Quality of the Chorus
4/5

Quality of the Breaks
4/5

Quality of Instrumentation
4/5

Quality of Arrangement
5/5

Quality of the Melody
4/5

Quality of the Chord Progression
5/5

Quality of the Instrumental Hooks
4/5

Marriage Between Chorus and Verse
4/5

Instrumentation
Quality of the Instrument/Sound Selection
4/5

Quality of the Lead Performances
4/5

Quality of the Meter
4/5

Quality of Keyboards
4/5

Quality of Bass
4/5

Quality of Percussion
4/5

Quality of Woodwinds
5/5

Quality of Other Instruments
4/5

Quality of Intro/Opening Line
4/5

Vocals
Quality of the Vocal Pitch
4/5

Quality of the Backup Vocals
4/5

Production
Quality of Recording (Techniques)
4/5

Quality of Mix
4/5

Originality of Song
4/5

Overall Rating
5/5

Quality of the Title
4/5

General Comments

Really solid contemporary jazz tune. I like the mix of the lead tenor sax and the female background vocal accents. Solid rhythm section and overall arrangement which keeps the listener's attention throughout. Really solid musicianship, the tenor sax player is a great instrument to feature for a track like this and plays some inventive solo lines towards the end of the piece. Nice background vocal arrangements as well. Overall, this fits in well to the contemporary jazz genre that is played in some of the WAVE formats throughout the country.


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Artist's Submitted Question:

My attempt writing a song in the smooth Jazz/instr genre. Potential for radio play. Wondering if the song is worth the cost of running a radio campaign?
Thanks
Bill Wren

Pro's Answer/Comments:

While I'm not an expert in radio promotion, I do know that it does not come cheap and it really depends on your expectations. Do you think if you had the promotion that it would lead to better gigs? More sales / downloads? If so, it's really up to you if you wanted to do it, as I know how difficult it is to get anyone to listen to a new artist on stations that do play this type of material. Stations would probably respond to a promo guy rather than the artist itself, but again, I think it's probably best to try to do it yourself. There's a station in Orange County CA called KSBR that plays this type of material, they don't have a huge signal, but they do have a following in that area. Would try reaching out to them to see if they'd play. As far as the tune, it's as good as anything I hear on that station, so the quality is definitely there in terms of musicianship, production and composition.


Quote From Pro:

Really tuneful contemporary jazz tune with a wailing and melodic lead tenor sax and nicely sweet sounding female background vocal arrangement. This track would sound well in any type of WAVE or contemporary jazz radio format.


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