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allison bolton
2 weeks ago to Steven Arkley

thank you for the stars appreciated



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Steven Arkley
2 weeks ago to allison bolton

Allison, thanks so much for the five stars on Mouse in the Corner... I had a lot of fun writing that one...
I'm running like crazy this morning, but I listened briefly to some of your songs and love your work and beautiful voice...

Thanks again!!
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CW Anderson
3 weeks ago to Steven Arkley

Hey Steven, I forget to answer your question. Yes, I'd be up for collaborating. What do you in mind?

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Steven Arkley
2 weeks ago

Please resend your email... I got an "Address not found" notice and the email I sent to you was not deleivered



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CW Anderson
3 weeks ago to Steven Arkley

Hey Steven: I am listening to a few of your songs. You've got that gritty country voice without the southern accent. Also, I like the story telling the lyrics feel authentic. I just signed up today and posted one song. Haven't even had the time to finish my profile. I'm strictly a songwriter/producer not a singer and do live in Vegas. I do a lot of country but pop and other genres as well. My best, Craig



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Steven Arkley
3 weeks ago to CW Anderson

Love everything about Outlaw Tango CW!!! And thanks for reaching out with the friend request...
You up for collaborating? I write lyrics and work with my buddy in Nashville, but I'm always looking for new songwriters to work with... Let me know...

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CW Anderson
3 weeks ago

Thanks. I just wrote you after listening to some of your songs. I am new today on here and in the beginning of a launch. I'll explain later. Thanks for taking the time to listen to my work and comment!

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CW Anderson
3 weeks ago

Hi Steven: Thanks for that great review and let me know if you have any projects that you want to collaborate on. -CW A

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Steven Arkley
2 weeks ago

Craig... So if I send you something to work on, would you like just lyric sheet or a basic track demo that I used to create the melody for the lyrics?

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CW Anderson
2 weeks ago

Steven: Send a lyric sheet first. What genre?

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Steven Arkley
2 weeks ago

Contemporary Country or maybe even progressive folk...
What's your email address so I can send you a lyric sheet?

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CW Anderson
2 weeks ago

willwriteuback@yahoo.com



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Steven Arkley
3 weeks ago to Bob Juch

Hey Bob... Big time congrats on getting your song chosen!!

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Bob Juch
3 weeks ago

Thank you!



Thank you much for the 5 Star rating on For One Live!!! Much appreciated!!

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Great stuff Steven, Thanks for sharing your art!
LC Team

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Steven Arkley
3 weeks ago

I've been crazy busy but I'll be sure to make it to your profile and check out your music too!!! I'm sure 5 stars will be in plentiful!!!



Steven...I am soooo humbled! Thank you so kindly for the five of my songs you gave a 5-Star Rating! That really means a lot to me, and the time you spent reviewing and giving me such gracious support on my works! So glad you liked them. I went onto your song page as well, and I tell you...I LOVE "For One Love" and "The Way To You and Me"....5-Stars for both my friend! I am fond of "My Mama's Way" as well. Good Stuff!! Happy for your selection on One Love...you deserve it! Vicki

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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago

My pleasure... I literally fell in love with Love Me... Such a good song... I just haven't had time to listen to the rest of your songs on Broadjam... there's probably many more gems that I haven't heard yet!!

My Mama's Way was actually selected a few years ago in ongoing needs for Miranda Lambert and Mellisa Etheridge, but no call back yet... and it's been on and off the top 10 lists on Broad jam for years... so glad you like it!

I've got another song, lyrics only, called Closer to Laughter... I couldn't get the musician who wrote the instrumental to give up the rights or collaborate... Very simple acoustic guitar based ballad...
Would you have time to consider a collaboration on this? Obviously, I'd have to send you the lyrics before giving me an answer, but let me know if you'd like to read the lyrics and I'll get them to you...

?"?️??"?️



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Son Roberts
over 30 days ago to Steven Arkley

Congrats on getting "For One Love" selected! Simple, stripped down vibe with powerful, even desperate declaration. Not looking to intrude on any trade secrets, but I'm curious about your process and this line in one of your replies: You will "send Michael 3 more songs to produce for me." My method in Toronto is to cobble together a demo with my vocal, some harp where it works, and a click or drum track to set the groove. Then I gather some musicians I trust and work out the song in a rehearsal before I commit to studio time. How do you folks get it done? BTW - "For One Love's" sound and production values are first class. Looking forward to your reply. One more thing, what's your handicap?

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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago

Thanks for the sweet words about the song!! Much appreciated!!!
I write the lyrics for all my songs... I use different artists for the music... I've collaborated on a few songs with the guy that wrote the music to For One Love... Oddly enough this is the only blues song I've ever written and recorded... I'm working on a few more currently, and hope to get them recorded within a month or so... I'm actually all over the map... contemporary country, country rock, country pop, pop, rock and even a little RandB, etc... All the way to quirky like Mouse in the Corner if you've listened to any of my other tracks on Broadjam... I'm always looking for new artists to collaborate with!!
Anyway, I create a Rough Demo/melody in my studio at home then send the MP3 to my engineer/producer in Nashville... I also send him the WAV file for the music, he schedules a singer then records, mixes and masters the song... He will add instruments if we decide it needs a guitar solo or strings for example... I also work with Michael to write original tracks for my songs like Bottle in a Message and I'll Sing Anyway...

So thanks again and I'll have a listen to your stuff as soon as I get a chance!!

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Son Roberts
over 30 days ago

Thanks Steven... appreciate the candor and insights.



Hey Steven!
I am back....the strikes are over, so email me if you want to Co-Write.. I have some lyrics for you....I hope you have a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year....Vicki J

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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago

Hi Vicki...
So glad the strike is over for everyone involved!!
I've written several new songs since the strike started and, since I had no idea when it was going to be over, I have been working with my producer in Nashville to get them recorded...
However, I'd still love to collaborate with you!

I have moved to Santa Rosa, CA from Vegas and I'm thrilled to be here, but I'm crazy busy for the next 2 weeks trying to get settled... including building a barn for work and a small man cave that will include a small studio...

I'd love to read some of your lyrics and I'll you some of mine if you'd like to get going on collaborating... I'll make the time at night to read and offer thoughts!!!

Thanks for getting back to me and, again, congrats to all on getting through the strike...

Lastly, any thoughts on pitching For One Love as it is or do you think it needs some work to get it ready to get out there?

Hey Steven,

I am happy to hear you have been in production and getting material recorded with your producer in Nashville! No rush on my end, as I completely understand your move to CA, as I just wanted to tell you I am back in production mode myself. You get settled in and we can look into the new year to try to collaborate if you like. I have been to Santa Rosa, and I wish you much happiness in your home!

As for your lyrics "One Love," are those the same as "Forever Now?" Those would absolutely make a wonderful storyline to a song! It flowed in content and has substance. Get that out there!

Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year Steven! Vicki



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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago to Bob Juch

Hey Bob, Just wanted to let you know I appreciate the 5 Star rating for My Mama's Way...
I only had enough time to listen to all your songs, but loved Queen of the Broken Hearts so far...
Keep up the great writing and thanks again...

I see you liked a couple of Ed Bentley's songs too. He's a great guy and write amazing stuff!!!

Best to you,

Steven

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Bob Juch
over 30 days ago

Yes, you both are.



Hey Steve- Hope you are well...Looks to me like you moved? We should chat sometime and catch up my friend..
All the best,
Ed

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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago

Great hear from you Ed!
I'm on the road right now, but I'll get back to you in a few hours...

🤍🎼🤍

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The Ed Bentley Project
over 30 days ago

Sounds great

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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago

Hey Ed...
Sorry but I ran pout of time yesterday. I'm in Santa Rosa, CA. confirming final details for my move here later this year.
I had been taking care of my mom for the last 13 years, but she died last August so I moved from Santa Cruz area to Vegas to get my life back and just paly golf all the time... when I wasn't writing lyrics!!!

Vegas is not my ideal place to live! Golf is great but that's not enough to keep me there.

A friend of mine that I've known since high school has 2 acres in Santa Rosa and made me an amazing offer to move here, design and build her a 22' diameter gazebo and 44'x60' barn with a 1200 SF living unit inside the barn... She has an endless list of remodel projects too and she wants me to help her with all those too... Bottom line, I've agreed to all her conditions and they property is amazing so I'll be moving here before December of this year...

It's gonna be great for this old cowboy!!!

I'm still writing and I'm about ready to send Michael 3 more songs to produce for me!!!

I was also contacted by a woman whose been in the biz for over 40 years I believe and she loves my lyrics and especially my song For One Love... She wants permission to pitch my stuff and shes got a team for that and a team to write and record anything I may want to do... She's stuck with the strike going on, but as soon as that's over, we'll get at it... Her name is Vicki Johnson at vickijohnsonmusic.com... quite the resume!!!

All in all I'm doing OK and feeling better all the time... Once I get out of Vegas, I'll really get inspired to get back to work and writing again in a really positive environment...

Hope you're doing great and I know you're still writing great music cause I try and listen every time you post a new song!!!

Thanks again for reaching out... Always a joy to hear from you...

Steven

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The Ed Bentley Project
over 30 days ago

Steve
So sorry to of your mom's passing... But so glad everything else is going well for you..
I really like the song you have on Country/Americana top 10 chart, something about Mama's Way.. Great demo also!

Nice to hear of the lady taking an interest in your songs also!

So, your going to be back in California? Great!
We'll have to stay at bit more in touch my friend...
All the best to you my friend..
Ed

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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago

Where exactly do you live?
Even though I've got a ton of stuff going on, I'm also thinking of traveling a bit and I'd love to meet you at some point!!
I definitely want to get to Nashville to visit Michael and maybe sit in on a recording session for one of my songs...

Thanks for the sweet words about My Mama's Way!!

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The Ed Bentley Project
over 30 days ago

Hey Steve
I live with n Buffalo NY...A long way from California!
Hey, who is Mike in Nashville you are talking about?
You've got me curious now...

Talk to you soon...
Ed

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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago

Michael Salacuse...
He has recorded all of my songs for me...
I come up with lyrics, rough demos and melodies then he hires singers, writes the music if necessary and records the songs...
Andrea Standley introduced me to Michael 10 years ago...



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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago to Steven Arkley

Hey gang... Please check out my latest... Bottle in a Message...



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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago to Steven Arkley

New version of Mouse... A few melody changes... A few new words... Hope you all love it!!



Welcome to Broadjam Ashley! You'll have a fun time on here! Thanks for the kind words on "If I didn't have You!" catnip=+=

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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago

Ashley, Thanks so much for the great rating for My Momma's Way...
You did a fabulous job on Black Heated Cowboy too!!!
Can't wait to hear more!!

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Ashley Martin
over 30 days ago

Thanks Steve! Really, all thanks to you for inspiring me :). Talk soon!



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Ashley Martin
over 30 days ago to Steven Arkley

Hi Steve!



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KarenBanks8737532
over 30 days ago to Steven Arkley

Outstanding song and message



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Steve Purcell
over 30 days ago to Steven Arkley

Hello,
I'm new here.,
any info., or suggestions on how to get the most out of this web-site would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much.
Steve

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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago

Hey Steve...

Welcome to Broadjam...

Persistence is my advice...

Make as many connections as you can...

Submit to licensing opportunities, but be very specific when matching your song to the opportunity...

Review other artists songs as much as possible...

Send out notifications to all your connections when you post new songs...

You'll get the hang of it quick...

Best of luck...

Steven



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Steve Purcell
over 30 days ago

Hey Steve... Great info... Thanks so much...



Ed,

Hope you are doing well!!
Just wanted to let you know I posted a new song today... Always love your input...
My best to you...

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The Ed Bentley Project
over 30 days ago

will check it out tomorrow Steve, running out now.. Look forward to hearing it!

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The Ed Bentley Project
over 30 days ago

Nice Steve... Well done.. I can only guess, Michael, playing the nylon string guitar? Also, who is the singer? Heavy material, nice work!! Ed

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The Ed Bentley Project
over 30 days ago

Hi Steve..Thanks so much for the 5 star rating.. Hope you are well..
Ed



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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago to zipduda

Thanks so much for downloading some of my songs...
Enjoy!!!



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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago to Diana Rasmussen

Diana... Thanks so much for the 5 Star rating and for putting I'll Sing Anyway on your playlist... Much appreciated... As soon as I get a minute I'll have a listen to your songs...

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Diana Rasmussen
over 30 days ago

My Pleasure, nice to "meet" you!



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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago to Julia Schmidt

Big Congrats on the Gift being selected Julia!!!

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Julia Schmidt
over 30 days ago

Thanks Steven!! Donovan and Adam get the writing credit:)) but I am happy to be a part of it vocally and helped in getting it to that point:)!!!!



Thanks for taking the time to get in touch today ED...
Feel Like Stone is amazing... I was singing along after the first line... Instant connection the music... Instant connection lyrically... I got it immediately and the visuals throughout the song set the scene perfectly.. and, as you said, Lusk nailed it!!! Great job Ed!!!

AND... As soon as I wipe the tears from my keyboard and find a few more rating stars past 5 to click on, I'll write more about This Ain't No Big Deal... WOW... Just thank you for this song...

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The Ed Bentley Project
over 30 days ago

Wow, Steve, appreciate that coming from you.. I will work on the new song over the next few days.. So nice chatting with you..



Taylor-Tyme is just an exquisite song Ed...
Any way I can purchase it?

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The Ed Bentley Project
over 30 days ago

Hey, thanks so much Steven..I will send you an mp3 tomorrow.. Thank so much for the 5 star!! Glad you like it..
Ed

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The Ed Bentley Project
over 30 days ago

Do I have your email address?

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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago

I have yours and I just sent you an email...
Thanks so much...



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Mark Allan Nordeen
over 30 days ago to Steven Arkley

Just heard Love Like Glass and love it. That you singing?

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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago

Thanks Mark...

I much appreciate the kind words about Love Like Glass...
I WISH that was me singing... I do all my own rough demos, but I work with a studio in Nashville and I choose from 5-6 different singers depending on the song... I write lyrics and create the melodies... I haven't had time yet, but I'll get over to your home page and have a listen to your music ASAP...

Thanks again...



Ed,

How you doing? I've been pretty busy with all kinds of things, but I have still been writing and was hoping you'd check out my latest, Love Like Glass...
Your insights are always very helpful and much appreciated...

I also listened to Something About a River again and it just gets better every time I hear it... Just a beautiful song...

Steven

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The Ed Bentley Project
over 30 days ago

Hey Steven..
Good hearing from you! I will listen to Love Like Glass..Interesting title..
Thanks so much on the "River" song..Seem to be getting at lot of action on it..We've had it signed a few times, maybe something will break for this old guy! lol
Ed

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The Ed Bentley Project
over 30 days ago

Love like Glass.. Really nice..The track is captivating..You brought me into the story, feltI was riding with you! Nice song Steven!
Ed

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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago

Thanks so much Ed...

And big congrats on Something About a River... Not surprised at all it's doing well for you...

Maybe us two "old guys" still have something left in the tank!!!

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The Ed Bentley Project
over 30 days ago

lol!! Hope so my friend!



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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago to Adam Avery

Adam,

Thanks much for the friend request...

I didn't have much time today, but I did listen to a few more of your songs... It goes without saying you are an amazing lyricist... and your music is so heartfelt and the joy you have for songwriting is very evident in every song of yours I have listened to...

"Lonely and Lost" and "Redefined' certainly deserve a spot on everyone's playlists... Can't wait to have the time to listen to more of your songs...

Great stuff Adam...



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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago to Julia Schmidt

Wonderful version of one of my favorite songs of all time... Thank you for sharing and giving Landslide a new, sweet voice!!!

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Julia Schmidt
over 30 days ago

Thanks so much Steven!!:)))appreciate that very much!!!



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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago to Julia Schmidt

Hey there,

I have a musical proposition for you... You need to believe me when I say that whatever you decide is absolutely OK with me...

I started writing a song called last Kiss Goodbye... Halfway through, I realized that it needed to be a duet... Not only a vocal duet, but a lyric writing duet... I need a female response to my "guy" perspective...

I have the music track, but I need to finish the lyrics and get it recorded... Obviously I would love to have you sing the female part if you want to...

But first... would you be interested in collaborating with me on this?

I can send you the track and the unfinished lyrics... Your input would be invaluable, not only from the female response part, but your reactions to the entire song would also be welcome...
You don't have to decide until you read the lyrics and listen to the track... Again, no pressure... I just want this to be a fun project and I want you to agree only if you feel comfortable collaborating...

Let me know... Thanks for considering it...

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Julia Schmidt
over 30 days ago

Hey Steven! Surely would love to:)) send me an email through Broadjam and I will give you my personal email:) You have amazing songs, would be honored, and thanks so much for considering me for a collab..:)

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Julia Schmidt
over 30 days ago

And thanks a bunch for the 5 stars on" Keeping secrets":))

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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago

Thanks so much...
Hope you connect to my lyrics for this song...
Remember it's rough so have at it if you decide to work it with me... my personal email is sark17@gmail.com... As soon as I get your email I will respond with lyrics and the MP3... Thanks again!!!



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Steven Arkley
over 30 days ago to Maureen Fichten

Maureen,

Congrats on all your accomplishments on Broadjam and everywhere else in the world of music... Very impressive, but those accomplishments pale in comparison to simply your voice... Hooked me from your first breath in Break and maintained that pure, emotional power in every song I listened to... And... Your songwriting is certainly as amazing as your voice... Great lyrics too...
I'm a big fan...
Thanks so much for connecting...

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Maureen Fichten
over 30 days ago

Thank you !! My Mama's way is a very sweet tribute :)
I appreciate you listening - that menas a lot

Maureen



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