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HI Marilyn, Thanks for the 5-star rating my Christmas Song, "That's My Town At Christmas". I had Blake Shelton in mind when I wrote it.... I also posted another new Christmas song, "The Christmas Train", that I think you will like it, too. It has a Boz Skaggs & Brice Hornsby vibe to it. It is a tale about a soldier going back home after being at war to bring a special gift to his beloved. Sweet tune. It is at Broadjam, too. Anyway, I hope you have a blessed Holiday Season. My Best, Chet Nichols
Beautiful song, "The Christmas Train". Thanks for sharing, Chet.
Thanks so much for the 5-Star review of my Christmas song,
"That's My Town At Christmas". It is a fun song and people seem to be enjoying it.
I also posted another new Christmas Song, "The Christmas Train". It is a mellow jazzy-pop effort with a Boz Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby vibe to it. It is a sweet and endearing song that depicts someone going home to a loved one at Christmas. I was inspired by a tale my cousin's husband told me about him taking a train to see my cousin when he was coming home from a war. The idea stuck with me and eventually blossomed into a nice tune. Check it out at my site. I think you will enjoy it. Anyway, I hope all is well with you, especially with the world we live in which is unrecognizable to my thoughts of how it would be when I thought about "the future" and what it would be like.....40 years ago.
God bless and be safe.
You are very welcome, a great Christmas song, and I will check out your new one. Enjoying your music.
Hey Steven, how can I call you? get me at chet nichols at a o l DOT c o m
I am humbly honored Chet to be part of your best Film music playlist. Thanks a lot.
Thierry, That is a magnificent composition and I understand the efforts put out to create such masterpiece.... I am going to go back and listen again. Once I finish this wacky lire street-corner Christmas song. Dedicating to Jerry Lee Lewis.... Be well. Chester
Thanks for the 5-star review of my song, "The Christmas Train". Glad you enjoyed and appreciated it... Gos Bless, Chet
Yes, that was me in the call with Barry.... I am so glad to see your successes. We have the same goals, but I have yet to crack the nut.. Hope it happens soon...
Best to you and keep up the great work.
It's a long road, Chet. I had some success in the past with Dean Anderson, alias Hans Bolex on Broadjam, who mentored me to fit some hot music library leads. I'm on my own for a few years now and have trouble getting consistent results. But, I keep trying because it's fun. What I've learned is:
1. The work has to be stellar and you have to meet their criteria exactly (i.e., subject, style, instruments, mood, track length, etc.)
2. You have to hook them within the first 10 seconds of the song or they just move on to the next submission.
3. People succeed in making some kind of living out of this business after 5 to 10 years of submitting hundreds of tracks a year. You have to keep searching for opportunities, learning, writing and submitting, not looking back and waiting for results.
Barry's business model might work well for you and I wish you luck. Just remember that he's fulfilling all kinds of different needs. I think that you should also find music libraries that specifically represent your line of work if there are any. I made the mistake once of giving exclusive rights for dramatic and tense instrumental tracks to a music library that specializes in R&B. Those tracks have been just sitting there. Lesson learned.
PS No, exclusive rights to anyone... period. Unless, they get a nice placement..... I have only signed ONE song to an exclusive deal...and the guy disappeared, totally. Now, what? Ha!
Ahhhh, Lawrence...I miss it in many ways. Tonganoxie, especially. Thanks for the 5-stars for my new Christmas song, "The Christmas Train". Sweet tune. Odd how vocally it seems to channel Boz Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby. I recently wrote a song, "The Transportation Blues" and people have said, "How did you get Joe Walsh to sing that song" Huh?
Oh well, I am still chugging along and writing and composing...but I don't write rap or hip-hop, so the music gets some nice nods as people say, "I REALLY prefer EDM". Ha, to wit I say, I am working on some of that.
I Hope you are well and that you have continued success. I love Broadjam's crowd. Had to drop the PRO account because I was getting NO ACTION from their licensing opportunities.....
Anyway, say hello to Liberty Hall for me. I used to rent the top floor at 615 1/2 Mass. right across the street. Had a big music studio and painting studio there.
I hear the Skagg/Hornsby vocal sound in The Christmas Train, and it's spot on for that smooth tune. Good stuff always Chet. You take good care.
Peace and tons of it,
Thank you for 5* on both Memories 🎶🎶Delta
Thanks for the stars on Hopeful Train Ride Home Chester! Much appreciated!
Hey Coreys, glad you liked my blues song, "I Come From Chicago"..... fun song.....
Chet, listening to "Modern Progress", Wowza!! 5 Stars & Likes!! Has a Joni Mitchell, "Paved Parking Lot" feel and sound to it!! Great Job!!
Hope you had a Pleasant Christmas Holiday! Santa brought me some new Underwear, best Christmas I've ever had!!!
Be safe Sir!
Thanks for the *****s on Chasing after the wind Chet...much appreciated.
Thanks you so much for the 5-star rating on my song, "I Wish That I could Heal". So many people have been responding to this song and others on my new albums. "Hollywood Altars" and "Twilight Journals", that we decided to release, "I Wish That I Could Heal" and "The Needle In His Arm".... as singles. Anyway, for a pro like yourself to acknowledge this song is really an honor. I see you are in LA. I've spent over half my life in LA and SF in the music and film business in numerous capacities, so say "Hello" to Dan Tana's and Palm. Please stay in touch..... hope you have a Great Holiday Season. Best, Chet Nichols
Thanks for reaching out and I wish you the best Holidays ever my friend.
Thanks Chet, I like your song as well.
Hi Folks, Very nice work. Inspiring and engaging.
Stop by my site and give me song, "I Wish That I Could Heal".... it is #1 on several charts at Broadjam. Keep up the great work. Best, Chet Nichols
Thanks so much for the playlist add. I have listened to your song and I love it. Well done
GOD BLESS PENNY!
Hey there Chet, playing your song, "Kites In The County" again.........this song is absolutely mesmerizing!! Love the feel of the music and your voice is Over-The Moon Terrific!!!
Just a thought.....on your song, I hear a possible Soft Slide guitar or maybe a Harmonica?? You play incredible Harmonica, so that would be easy to do! Just a thought Sir, don't mean to tell you how to produce your music.....there just seems like there are many open sections in your composition, where an additional instrument would add to the total composition??
Stay Safe & wear a Mask!!
Thanks, Art! Interesting suggestion... and nice compliment.... but that song is done, mastered, released.... so, I won't be changing anything. I have a new solo album that is going to use much more slide, mandolin, dulcimer, harmonica and soft percussion... very sparingly.... biggest issue is having time....with having to work 70 hour weeks... which is slowly frying my brain!!!!! Hope you are well....
Chet, Sorry that you have to work 70 hours a week!! I couldn't do that, even if God were working beside me every moment of the day!! I can barely get around anymore....my three (3) back surgeries are really starting to majorly slow my ARS Down!
Again, Love your "Three Kites in the Fountain" Tune, Hee Hee!
Stay Safe Buddy!!
Thanks Chet, for the 5 stars on Beautiful
Hey Chet, thanks for the stars on a diff shade of blu, much appreciated!
Chet, your 5* on my "Gethsemane" song means a lot... I have been a fan forever thank you. 🎶🎶🎶Delta
"tis a great song".... with a great message.... Happy Easter!....Chet
🐣🐣Happy Easter back to you.
Thanks for the stars on Just For Fun! Much appreciated!!
Thanks for the 5-Stars on my song, "The Apocalypse"..... it came from a premonition/twilght dream I had a while ago.... sure seems somewhat prophetic. Anyway, I hope you all are doing well....keep the faith. Best Wishes, Chet Nichols
Hey Chet, sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Nice hearing from you after all these years. Talk soon and stay safe and take care.
Sounds good, Steven...look forward to it...... Chet
Well, I'll be....looky here....Uncle Steven is in the house....Welcome.....!
I'm so sorry for being a shit in getting back to you. I'm extremely busy with a law suit that I started and it is taking up most of my days. How are you whatcha doing? Tell me, tell me.
Actually, "shit" is a process and not a "thang". Turd would be a better term, no?
Ha ha ha, just kidding. You do remember my wit and sarcasm, right?
Anyway, nice to get a reply. Not to worry, I understand. Everyone is either ACTUALLY too busy, or are acting like they are or want to be busy and the majority are "Walking In Circles". Check this song out, you will like it...kind of a Stephen Stills number: https://chetnichols.net/track/15052
DO check out the lyrics. It won an American Songwriter lyric contest. Go figure.
Anyway, lot of water over the bridge, so much so that the bridge has broken on occasion.
Nancy and I have been married now for 42 years. We have two sons and 5 grandchildren. Busy boys. I think probably when I saw you last, I was transitioning into producing films and commercials. I started many different film companies all over the world, but most LA. Then, I got the bug to back to writing songs and after a chance meeting at a house party at Michael Masser's house in LA, He and Diane Warren convinced me to do so. So, I went back to composing, but still produced films and worked in various new film media companies. In the meantime, I started doing more VO work on the side and also did a for amount on camera acting in films, TV and commercials in LA, Vancover, Nude York and Shit-cago.
Then after Obama came in and wrecked the economy and we had to close two new production companies, I took a break and wrote two novels, wrote more music and had a script deal with an LA company. So, I went in and worked in various industries as a fly-on-the wall so I could use them for backdrops for script ideas.
In the meantime, I did some advertising consulting for mainly automotive companies, but I had to stop (well, let's say "slow down") because I had a heart attack and my knees were shot from all the athletics I did as a kid, in college and as an adult...so, I had them replaced. Then, the Covid scam hit and the economy went "poof".... so I went back to writing songs and worked to develop a client base of people needing music for TV and film and games....blah, blah, blah. Anyway, that is what I am doing full-time these days. Also, have two new books I am about done with...
So, there are the Cliff-Notes of my past...a....a....almost 50 years.
These days, we live quietly up on the Wisconsin border, but will sell in the Spring and get out of Illinois... it is beautiful up here, but the state and Shit-cago (a hour-process in action) are F.U.C.K.E.D (Fornication Under consent Of The King-ed) up.
More later, LA just sent me a job....
Stay in touch and fill me in on you..... o-tay?
Love your voice and melodies..... Really very nice!
Thank you very much! Thanks for listening. :)
Denmark, eh? Love it there. I was the "Artist Of The Month" in Denmark. Great audience for singer-songwriters. You should be doing very well there. Chet. Http://www.chetnichols 1 (dot) net
Chet, Appreciate the comments and 5's for "I Know".
Really like "Walking In Circles".
Thanks for the 5-stars for my songs, "Sands Of Time" and "I Was Dreaming">...they are two of my favorite songs. Be safe out there.... Chet
Thanks for the 5 stars on "God Bless You" Chet!