Nikki Hornsby

Nikki Hornsby

Title: Songwriter, Artist, Producer, Arranger
Genres: Folk, Americana, Country, Rock, and Blues
Status: Taking submissions
Song limit per member: Unlimited
Bio: Nikki Hornsby has obtained USA radio offline & online airplay for original music since 1980s but her professional career in… read more

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song: Yesterday (Featuring Bryan Harkness)
artist: Tim Sharp

genre: Classical - General
stats: playlists: 0 | song plays: 62
artist comments: I feel that when I read a review from Ms. Nikki, that she's sincerely invested in wanting to provide information that is useful and constructive. I also think she's rooting for those songs she's reviewed to be the best they can be and I think she's hoping that the folks asking her opinion are successful. I always look forward to what she's got to say. I really appreciate Nikki Hornsby and am looking forward to the next song I can send her. Tim
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Country

What is an appropriate title for this song?
Hindsight - World of Yesterday

What artist does this song most remind you of?
Most Male Country Singers George Strait

What best describes the subject matter of this song?
Love & Relationships - Love for Child

What era does this song fall under?
2000 and later

What best describes the mood of this song?
Lovable - Charming

Song Analysis
Quality of Lyrics
5/5

Quality of the Hook
5/5

Quality of the Verses
5/5

Quality of the Chorus
5/5

Quality of the Breaks
5/5

Quality of Instrumentation
5/5

Quality of Arrangement
5/5

Quality of the Melody
5/5

Quality of the Chord Progression
5/5

Quality of the Instrumental Hooks
5/5

Marriage Between Chorus and Verse
5/5

Marriage Between Music and Lyrics
5/5

Instrumentation
Quality of the Instrument/Sound Selection
5/5

Quality of the Lead Performances
5/5

Quality of the Meter
5/5

Quality of Keyboards
5/5

Quality of Guitar
5/5

Quality of Bass
5/5

Quality of Percussion
5/5

Quality of Strings
5/5

Quality of Other Instruments
5/5

Quality of Intro/Opening Line
5/5

Vocals
Quality of the Vocal Pitch
5/5

Quality of Vocal Phrasing and Performance
5/5

Quality of the Backup Vocals
5/5

Quality of Vocal
5/5

Production
Quality of Recording (Techniques)
5/5

Quality of Mix
5/5

Originality of Song
4/5

Overall Rating
4/5

Quality of the Title
4/5

General Comments

If there were ever a song writer submission to Broadjam that I would stop my tasks in the office to listen it is your song. Your production work is prime as I listen focused on hearing precisely good work like I do too when judging the Grammy's every year. I am impressed. Again I must say Bravo! This is a follow up release and not the one that would grab attentions. I gave you a suggested title too because the titles are never copyrightable you know and do a search engine on songs with that single word title. In picking titles you might have consumer searchers crossing over for another download from someone who thinks it's your song and it's an old or another one unrelated to yours. The title search helps but World of Yesterday maybe also used before but research is warranted if you'd want.


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Artist's Submitted Question:

Nikki, The last time you reviewed a song for us you mentioned that you have a more extensive review process available in which you give more information and there might be some possibility of how we can promote ourselves. I can't seem to find the right avenue to get anyone to pay attention to us. We hear, 'that's a great song' but we're just a couple of guys no one knows, not Kenny Chesney. Please let me know what you'd suggest. If it costs more, I'm sure it's worth it. Thank you, Tim

Pro's Answer/Comments:

First I have understood that songwriting is the root of your work by submissions to Pro reviewers on Broadjam.com. Make it an visual potential to know where you want leaves of the success to bloom and grow before you feed & water this tree to reach the money from the consumer to repay your investors. Again it's just a Business you already know. Songwriters have VERY LONG careers.
I'm sure you know the consumer marketplace is in constant change in styles, likes and dislikes, a lot of social quirks or even political influences like the stock market. Then let me suggest that ALL the work I've reviewed from you has an equal standing with any other songs that may be given to acquisition staff that approve or not down & up the constant decision label chain. It's often the music law lawyers job to work out percentages for one song high end with negotiations for net returns if that's all pre agreement. But you must know this part too. All is work with no secret passage with maybe an exception sometimes. The influence of influential financial investors at various places just like the politicians. Takes a lot of work of course as the changes are constant 'where and when' and maybe some always say 'how'. All changes need to cope with IF you are promoting your singer then it's marketing the heck out of his/her image (c)(p) everywhere with a team of press writers, dress & hair etc., for interest online. Oh then some places the age factors may be important especially their being seen off line and many public appearances with press coverage, etc. Tim, I just don't know what you are in the market place other than here in this avenue of Broadjam to reach reviewers or other writers or artists?
You want Attention like some others have done? Well at Award TV Events as in the past or TV show interviews(That is marketing too)Fact is that it takes the higher investors to make the level of cost of higher marketing firms to make the highest returns to the investors. Anyone can sell a pet rock it seems. Business is often a perspective document for the accountants to help anyone see what is involved. I did that way in advance of recording my first song to release. I was responsible to the investors that were NOT related to me at all. When it comes to using that business path source as many artists have done it's best to deal with business minds and those who have reached success. Maybe a key factor is research of the consumers of your type of music that draws purchasers to the likes and dislikes. This is like a behavioral psychologist doing a thesis paper who might do mega research for their PhD final. You have 'heads up' on many by what my ears have heard. Some that try to make a product not knowing the details required should not fault others. I've learned to try to support as a judge with positive suggestions until they succeed as I've in my past have seen that multiple times to my hearts great joy. The stream of success is VERY wide indeed with room for many songwriters and creators of the arts in the world.
I've enjoyed your work Mr. Tim Sharp and look forward to reviewing any other songs you may send to me later. I will tell you my best good or bad in the review process always. This "Yesterday" can be a Tomorrow for you all as it is a good song too. Know it depends if you want to break out of the gate like in horse races that runs hard to win with the others horses or not. But remember there was a horse that ran his own race and once won ALL the races coming from behind as you know a famous Secretariat. All business win or loose takes a strong heart and stronger faith. Keep running Tim Sharp and I'm cheering for you always as no one has a key to open every door but the honest ones will tell you that fact and not mislead you. ok?


Quote From Pro:

Grateful I am for that truth in the professional music recording industry. I learned to judge talent for many years taught by a great gentleman named Cliffie Stone and he was impressive to me. So I continued with the honor of judging the Grammy submissions to the Top Five where my vote is my responsibility like all the others honored to judge.
Here I am reviewing another great song among so many that you have produced in the past. I am honored to listen. Focusing on finding faults I found not one but I'm not the know it all of perfection. Oh, if anyone says they are run for the hills! I understand that my Grandpa was an A&R man for Columbia Records before I was born and discovered lots of outstanding talents in his day like Bessie Smith who Billy Holiday was listening to at that time. He was very famous in his day as a singer songwriter & musician too in the music recording industry and I've still got a long way to go. I DO promise you that I've heard and I'm still learning all the world of change in music worldwide. Tim, YOUR work is good and of course it's the consumer that needs to buy it for that exact reason if that's your goal.
So take your writers hats off and put on the business of product marketing and sales to reach the fans of country music like you have written so honestly.
I am a fan and appreciate your asking me where to possibly go and what to do to promote yourselves. It's like any consumers product - it takes time and money - or if you want it from corporations that could tie your work into theirs machine ... from film to internet and more it's money profit & loss base.
Possibilities in business are endless and the only thing you need to have is to know you are good at your craft and you have created great intellectual property and for this, Tim, you should be proud as I am to have you reach out to me once more. God bless and I am here when you get to the Grammy Level for your submission as I will hear it before your name appears on the top five in that category for this I am certain. Sincerely with respect, Nikki


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