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PS - 'Suspicion' is a great candidate for a top line. Does that interest you? I can share one I'm doing with George Selsky - different vibe but same sync target.
Hey thanks sounds interesting....sure!
My email is email@example.com. Share yours? I can send you a DISCO link with the rough demo of the top line with George. It's with a pro female vocalist now for the next step...
Hi mPHATic -
Very cool vibe to your music. Love it. 'Le Sad Trickle' has a great Andreas Vollenweider vibe. He's one of my favorite all-time artists. I'm enjoying the listens! Are you getting these placed with sync libraries? They seem ready to go. Best - Peter
Hey thanks so much for listening, hoping there may be a use for some of these tracks...but as you probably know it depends on the scene and fit..however I am hopeful which is one of the reasons I write..plus its fun. Thanks so much for your comments appreciated.
Are you pitching to music sups and libraries?
Hi Peter - Not really - just building a catalogue...and learning how to write and produce better..
Would love to get some stuff accepted though..its a case of time, I produce for a living so a lot of my productions get put on the back burner...although this week I have a couple going on..in between production jobs which is cool. If you know a Sup who needs anything that I have happy to pay a commission %. All my stuff is self created on here..however my videos represent collabs.
OK...let's communicate off platform. Got your email.
Thanks for the nice review of 'So It's Not Love'. That's the amazing Lillias White on vocals - Tony Award winner and longtime Broadway veteran.
We did that recording back in 1994 and 'Crucial Music Library' just picked it up for inclusion in their catalogue, so we'll see!
I always appreciate hearing what folks think of my songs, so thanks for listening!
Hey Peter,Crucial music is a huge and successful library and i hear nothing but good things about them! You should see some success before to long! Congrats...
Thanks for the positive review of 'Just Bring Joy'.
This is a new song for me and I'm heading towards a pro recording and looking to submit it for sync placements (TV/Film). This is the time of year that holiday songs get considered.
It will need a full arrangement and a pro vocalist once I work the kinks out! I'm thinking along the liones of John Legend's 'Halleluyah'.
Please jump in with any thoughts on how to make it better!
Best - Peter Boynton
Hi Frank - Thanks for your review of 'Part Of My Life'. LaJuan Carter is the vocalist and I always love listening to her! Your bg vocal mixing note is a good one. Thanks again!
You're very welcome Peter.
Hi Nan -
TNX for the nice review of 'Part Of My Life'.
Of course, I HAD to listen to 'Feed The Kangaroos'! Nice job. I love quirky. Your producer did a very nice with the production, too. Fun!
Thanks very much, Peter. We did have fun on that one because it made no sense at all. The story of my life: no sense at all. :)
Hi Phil - Your reviews are a lovely encouragement! LaJuan Carter-Dent, the vocalist on 'Part Of My Life' really makes the song! I've come to understand how SUPER important the vocalist is for the success of a song. We recorded that back in 1988. (I'm an old-timer, too!) This exercise of putting thoughts and sound together keeps us young! Write on.
You're welcome Peter , oldies rule !
Hi Kate - I just read your note about AudioSparx and checked them out. Seems like another good resource for getting our music 'out there'. Thanks for generously sharing the information! Best - Peter Boynton
Hope it works for you! MK
Hi Peter, Thank you for a great review of We Can Be Lovers Again. It's getting on a bit now but did very well in the BJ charts a few years ago. I was highly honoured to duet with Julia Schmidt, Julia is releasing her second Nashville produced single as we speak. This was a USA/UK collab that just worked, we have only ever swapped files and emails, have never met or spoken to one another.
Hi LC Team - Thanks for the kind review of 'I've Got To See You'. That's the fabulous Billy Porter on vocals, and he brings it! The songs just made it onto DISCO's Curated Vintage Playlist and is getting out to music supervisors affiliated with DISCO.ac. I'm always interested in learning about new avenues of song placement and would be interested in getting to know more about you folks. You can see the range of my songwriting, if interested, at my DISCO Library: https://peter-boynton.disco.ac/lib/
8244 Thanks - Peter Boynton-BMI
Hi Posse -
Thanks for your kindly review of 'Trust Me Just A Little'. People seem to like that tune, and i just got it placed in a music library. EeHah!
I listened to your songs - really nice stuff! I especially enjoyed 'The Right Time For Me' and 'Why'd You Go And Take Blu?'. I love y'alls sense of humor.
- Peter Boynton
Thanks Peter... The world needs a little humor.
Hi Nigel - TNX for the review of 'So It's Not Love'. Yes - definitely that vintage feel! We recorded that in 1994, and the fabulous Lillias White, who did the vocals, then went on to win a Tony Award for her performance in Cy Coleman's 'The Life' on Broadway. Lillias is still killing it on theater and cabaret stages. She just did her cabaret act in London a few weeks ago. I'm a bit stuck in the 80s and 90s grooves myself....grin
TNX for the positive song rating. Appreciate it!
Yes sir, NP.. enjoying your stuff!
Thanks for the stars for The Drawing Room Peter, much appreciated.
Hi Peter, Many thanks for a kind and thorough review of Rivers That Flow, much appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed the song.
Good luck with your projects.
You're very welcome, Bob. I went to your profile page and listened to more of your music. Lovely!
You have quite a range of styles represented. Congrats.
Thank you - glad you enjoyed it.
Hi Marshall - TNX for the nice review of 'Just Want To Drive'. That's Mike Lusk on lead vocals - he does a really nice job. You have point about getting more out front in the chorus. I did a little listening and think your 'Proud To Be A Folky' has a real unique feel and vibe. I always like seeing the lyrics for song, so maybe you'll post them with you song file at some point. Sometimes I miss a lyric and a key point of the story, so reading them helps me get the whole song idea. Keep up the nice writing!
Hey, Marvin! I enjoyed 'Got Me All Messed Up'. Very clean and groovy. Agree with Bill Dake that it spans genres....maybe more jazz to me than Americana. nice work, Sir!
Thanks for the kind words...Marvin
Thanks for connecting. I checked into SongTown a bit. I had not heard of it prior to reading your bio. Looks really interesting. I may partake someday! I'm currently a member of NSAI and thoroughly enjoying it. Talk soon!
Hi Jason - If/when you think you might jump in with SongTown, let me know. We'll have a phone or ZOOM talk. Amazing opportunities, classes, networking, and pitching songs directly to industry pros if you audition for, and get into their 'Edge Groups' (as they call them). I'm getting to pitch country songs directly to artists and publishers who are looking for songs for their clients. I just had the chance to pitch to Brandon Davis and Charlie Worsham. No luck, but SongTown gets you in the room, so to speak. Can't ask for more than that. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org cell: 802 279-4347. I'm in Waitsfield, VT.
Sounds awesome! Congrats on all that. My producer is currently getting me into some of those rooms too, but there is always room for more rooms! NSAI provides some publisher pitches, song evaluations, mentoring, etc. I'm gonna stick with it the rest of the year but I may give SongTown a try real soon!
Hi Riq -
Your music is really good. 'Dark Days' especially, has great sync potential IMHO. I'm pursuing sync placements as well, and have a few songs in libraries now. 'Dark Days' has that one-emotion, no specific story and details construction that the sync industry is looking for. Really nice work. Great vibe. Good for a dramatic series.
Thanks for the favorable review of 'I Can See The Day'. I've got it in my revolving Crucial queue and we'll see what happens...(you know about that, yes? If not, send me a note at email@example.com and I'll explain).
Thank you for the positive feedback. I'm really just getting my feet wet in this scene. I'll email you.
I'll look for it.
Hi Riq -
Very pretty song.
I own an old farm and we've hosted weddings here for over 20 years (www.theskinnerbarn.com). i could totally see this as a first dance song for one of our couples.
Really nicely done. Two thoughts: I'd stick with your last version of the chorus all the way through, ('end' instead of 'defense' seems to land better for me). And maybe start the song with the 2nd verse? It's stronger, and gets right to the heart of your story. Falling back to the background story of the current 1st verse after you've set the scene might be cool.
Thanks for the review of 'You And I'. That song lives in a few music libraries with different genre arrangements for each. Your song could easily go that route as well.
Thanks for the feedback and pointers.
Hey, Jason -
'Squared Up...' is really fun. Sometimes you just have to say it straight from the heart. I like the upbeat, movin' on groove and lyric on a subject that's usually a cryin' in my beer approach. Refreshing!
It's an cool and interesting song form, too...it's like a refrain song with the verse and chorus combined each time, and starting each section with the hook plants it nicely in the ear. I like that a lot.
Nice production values - maybe dial back the arrangement on the next to last section and go acoustic for a moment just to add more contrast to the song sections?
Really nice work - I see why it got picked up.
Look forward to hearing more.
Hey, Peter! Thanks a lot for taking the time to really listen and try to unpack and understand my song. I wrote it on acoustic originally as just a 3 chord ditty that ultimately progressed into this full production. I like your idea about dialing back the arrangement in the next to last section. I think that could work well actually. The song form/structure was a little different for me, as well. It just kind of came out that way. You know how that is! I've just read your bio and I'm looking forward to checking out all of your stuff. Thanks again for reaching out!
Hi Kate - Thanks for the 'Our World' review. The singer we found really did a wonderful job! I intend this as an 'opener-segue' song in a theater or Disney-film-type of production. The action would move to the next scene without stopping the music or story line after it introduces this young lady. Hence the lack of a dramatic finish! You're spot on that as a stand-alone song, that would be a great variation - the big ending. Best - Peter
You've got a winner there, friend. Great vocalist! MK
"Our World"...a bit of your Broadway influence me thinks...loved it!
Yep - character song. Broadway/Disney...I watched a LOT of Disney musicals while raising my daughter, and when I did the 1994-1996 revival of 'She Loves Me ' on Broadway, my then 4 -yr-old got to meet the actors who did the voices of 'Jaffar' and 'Alladin' - both actors were in our cast. A thrill for her!
Thanks for the review of my tune Sorry! I appreciate the detailed feedback and suggestions. For info 'Ms Scheindlin' was a reference to Judge Judy (Scheindlin) and the being judged inference in the story in the song. Thanks again! :-)
Hi Nigel -
Thanks for the follow-up.
It's a nice song.
Ah...OK...the Judge Judy reference might narrow your audience, though. The lyrics have a nice impact when you're staying with YOUR feelings and thoughts.
Good luck with it!
Thanks for all the 5 stars ratings, much appreciated! Wondering if you got the email with the mp3?
Good Morning, George - Yes. Thanks. Nice!
I'm pulled away from music today by lots of plowing and shoveling. We got 13" of new snow here yesterday.
Beautiful, but we're tired of it now and ready for spring!
To be continued...
Wishing for spring here also!
Glad to keep bumping into you!
TNX for the nice review of 'Trust Me Just A Little'. That title always felt too long...
That's Mike Lusk on the vocals. I can write a country song, but can't pull off the vocals. Too much diction and articulation from my northern upbringing and theater career....grin
I'll circle back when things slow down a little for me and talk collaboration! Would enjoy that.
Thanks for the update.....
Black Cherry Soda: especially from 2:02-on, has a great emotional punch, George. Do you ever consider top-lining? This is ready built for lyrics/melody line.
Thanks for the kinds words! By top-lining do you mean co-writing? If that's what you mean then yes. I've done that with a couple of BJ members and am always open to working with other folks.
Hi George -
Yes, top-lining as in adding lyrics and melody. I've done this with a collaborator here on BJ (Chicago Bob) and like to pitch the lyric/melody idea before asking for a co-write commitment (with a split sheet).
No harm, no foul if you don't like the idea.
I'd be interested in hearing how that has worked out in the past for you, and maybe hearing an example?
I'm writing for both sync placements, (I'm in four libraries), and also artist pitches. I'm heavily involved with the SongTown crowd and am getting an ongoing opportunity there to pitch to artists.
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Using the BJ platform to communicate can get clunky!
Sounds good! I'll send a MP3 of the last thing I did with A BJ member to your email address.
Hi George -
I've been head-down completing co-write projects for bait now. I'm circling back to think about proposing some toppling co-writes. Did you send me the MP3 you mention above? I don't think I got it. My email again is email@example.com. Also, I think there was a song of yours, 'New Girl On The Block' on the site. I mentioned it in a comment below. Is it still on here on BJ? Hope you're well! - Peter
oy...the auto-correct on my Mac is so disturbing...(grin) excuse the weird words above: ...for a BIT now...top-line.....
I did send that email and you responded. You said you had gotten snowed in and we're taking a break. The new girl on the block tune is called Valarie second tune on my page. I'm out of town but I can resend that email next week.
Hi George -
TNX - I thought you had sent the co-write MP3, but then couldn't locate it in my Mail program.
Thanks for re-sending when you get back.
OK, the new girl = 'Valarie" - Got it!
Sorry to seem so disorganized. Not my norm...
I'm in London next week, and will re-connect when I get back. I'm putting a check-in with you on my calendar. Do send the MP3 again by email so I have yours. I can never keep track of 'Comments' here on BJ.
No problem! I'll get it to you when I'm back.
Thanks for the stars on Valarie, much appreciated!
You've got major chops, George. Glad to have found your music to listen to.
WoW! Just listened to the new girl on the block. Heading back for more. Beautifully written, played and produced, George. Hoo Haw.
Hi Jimmy - TNX for the revue of 'Don't Tell Me'.
That's Mike Lusk down in Nashville on the vocals. Love his voice. I could never pass for a country singer...grin...so he's my go-to guy. You'd get a kick out of hearing my original songwriter demo for the song - it was all Michael McDonald - DX7 - 6ths and maj 7th chords...it worked great as an urban, jazz/pop song.
The fact that it could move to another genre with a 'country rinse' opened up my eyes about a lot of my older tunes.
Appreciate your listen and positive feedback!
Glad to get the chance to hear your music anything to help out a fellow writer, or maybe join you as a co writer one day? have a great day brother!
For sure. Let's look to getting a co-write together.
I'm shooting high for artist placements, and am getting an ongoing opportunity with the SongTown crowd to get in front of artists and pitch.
Those songs that don't seem to cross that threshold and get a bite, I then pitch to sync. I'm in four libraries now after getting back into writing a year ago.
I like your songs - 'I'm Bad' and 'In My Dreams' show a great range and both of those stuck in my ear.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Much easier to communicate off-platform if you want.