1,000 Excuses by StellaRising

StellaRising

Broadjam Artist: StellaRising
Song: 1,000 Excuses

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Robert Dellaposta (Writer, A&R, Publisher)

Pro General Comments: The only problem i have with the song period is that i couldn't make out what the singer was saying...the lyric isn't clear in the mix. I had asked Broad jam to contact you over a week ago to send lyrics with your submission but the lyrics never came. I'll focus on the other aspects of your song. If you want a detailed evaluation of the lyrics please send them to my3kidsmusic@comcast.net The quality of the vocal pitch was excellent as well as the meter and phrasing. The instrumentalists were excellent. Very strong performances from everyone involved in the production. Except for the clarity of the lyrics this song gets an A+...The instrumental alone is very pitchable to music libraries and music placement companies for movie and television feature and background use as well as instrumental beds for commercials. The lyric would have to be scene specific to be used...overall length of song is commercial and radio friendly.You guys and gals are definitely in the game and should be a successful indie band in this genre. Try adding some background vocals to the chorus to make it stand out a little more from the verses

Quote From Pro: I would not be surprised to see a Stella Rising song being featured in a movie or television show or commercial in the near future. The quality of vocal and instrumental performances are very strong and competitive with the best.

1,000 Excuses by StellaRising

StellaRising

Broadjam Artist: StellaRising
Song: 1,000 Excuses

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Robert Dellaposta (Writer, A&R, Publisher)

Pro General Comments: The only problem i have with the song period is that i couldn't make out what the singer was saying...the lyric isn't clear in the mix. I had asked Broad jam to contact you over a week ago to send lyrics with your submission but the lyrics never came. I'll focus on the other aspects of your song. If you want a detailed evaluation of the lyrics please send them to my3kidsmusic@comcast.net The quality of the vocal pitch was excellent as well as the meter and phrasing. The instrumentalists were excellent. Very strong performances from everyone involved in the production. Except for the clarity of the lyrics this song gets an A+...The instrumental alone is very pitchable to music libraries and music placement companies for movie and television feature and background use as well as instrumental beds for commercials. The lyric would have to be scene specific to be used...overall length of song is commercial and radio friendly.You guys and gals are definitely in the game and should be a successful indie band in this genre. Try adding some background vocals to the chorus to make it stand out a little more from the verses

Quote From Pro: I would not be surprised to see a Stella Rising song being featured in a movie or television show or commercial in the near future. The quality of vocal and instrumental performances are very strong and competitive with the best.

Don’t pass me by by MoBack

MoBack

Broadjam Artist: MoBack
Song: Don't pass me by

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Doug Diamond (Music Supervisor, Engineer, Producer, Composer )

Pro General Comments: Hi Monique -Thanks for bringing this song, and more importantly - what you are doing to my attention. Wow, great song. I really like it. Great session singer - with that Adele quality. Superbly layered BGVs. The production value on this is off the charts good. Awesome guitar solo too. The song itself too is very strong lyrically - and also the main hook / melody. It sounds like a hit song to me! Honestly, I've reviewed a lot of songs on Broadjam, and this song of yours is in my top two or three of all time. The only issue I can find - and it's a minor one... really just a matter of personal taste. I'm a mastering engineer and to me, this song could benefit from the "right touch" on the final mastering. The only reason I took a little off on your score for "Quality of Mix" is because that's the only indicator close to "mastering". The mix itself is actually very good... I wouldn't change that necessarily. I just feel like the final master needs a little more presence than it has... a touch more life, if that makes sense - the high-end mostly. That's it though. That's a minor thing. Otherwise, this song is excellent! Nice work! Good website too... (very important!)

Quote From Pro: "Don't Pass Me By" is possibly one of the best songs I have ever heard on Broadjam. Period. It's just that good. A totally sync license-ready song... I predict we hear this song in some other important places very soon!

Don’t pass me by by MoBack

MoBack

Broadjam Artist: MoBack
Song: Don't pass me by

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Doug Diamond (Music Supervisor, Engineer, Producer, Composer )

Pro General Comments: Hi Monique -Thanks for bringing this song, and more importantly - what you are doing to my attention. Wow, great song. I really like it. Great session singer - with that Adele quality. Superbly layered BGVs. The production value on this is off the charts good. Awesome guitar solo too. The song itself too is very strong lyrically - and also the main hook / melody. It sounds like a hit song to me! Honestly, I've reviewed a lot of songs on Broadjam, and this song of yours is in my top two or three of all time. The only issue I can find - and it's a minor one... really just a matter of personal taste. I'm a mastering engineer and to me, this song could benefit from the "right touch" on the final mastering. The only reason I took a little off on your score for "Quality of Mix" is because that's the only indicator close to "mastering". The mix itself is actually very good... I wouldn't change that necessarily. I just feel like the final master needs a little more presence than it has... a touch more life, if that makes sense - the high-end mostly. That's it though. That's a minor thing. Otherwise, this song is excellent! Nice work! Good website too... (very important!)

Quote From Pro: "Don't Pass Me By" is possibly one of the best songs I have ever heard on Broadjam. Period. It's just that good. A totally sync license-ready song... I predict we hear this song in some other important places very soon!

Side Step by Bill Wren Music

Bill Wren Music

Broadjam Artist: Bill Wren Music
Song: Side Step

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Jonathan Weiss (Music Supervisor, A&R)

Pro 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.

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.

Side Step by Bill Wren Music

Bill Wren Music

Broadjam Artist: Bill Wren Music
Song: Side Step

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Jonathan Weiss (Music Supervisor, A&R)

Pro 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.

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.

Enchanted Kingdom by Bill Wren Music

Bill Wren Music

Broadjam Artist: Bill Wren Music
Song: Enchanted Kingdom

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Jonathan Weiss (Music Supervisor, A&R)

Pro General Comments: Inventive opening first few measures of the composition, slowly bringing the listener into this realm of good feelings throughout this piece. Definitely some unexpected twists and turns of the arrangement and where this piece ends up going. Overall, I felt the composition had an uplifting and positive melodic approach what also gave it an inspirational feel. The track also maintained great sectional contrast between the sections and was able to keep the listener's interest throughout. Really solid string synth sounds and overall string arrangement. Percussion was also very authentic sounding and helped to amplify the overall power of the track. The piece had a definite filmic and visual quality to it, that would lend itself to a film scene where something inspirational, hopeful and aspirational was going on. Overall, very nice work!

Quote From Pro: A very hopeful, inspiring and aspirational composition that would lend itself to any sort of epic uplifting visual in a tv or film production.

Enchanted Kingdom by Bill Wren Music

Bill Wren Music

Broadjam Artist: Bill Wren Music
Song: Enchanted Kingdom

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Jonathan Weiss (Music Supervisor, A&R)

Pro General Comments: Inventive opening first few measures of the composition, slowly bringing the listener into this realm of good feelings throughout this piece. Definitely some unexpected twists and turns of the arrangement and where this piece ends up going. Overall, I felt the composition had an uplifting and positive melodic approach what also gave it an inspirational feel. The track also maintained great sectional contrast between the sections and was able to keep the listener's interest throughout. Really solid string synth sounds and overall string arrangement. Percussion was also very authentic sounding and helped to amplify the overall power of the track. The piece had a definite filmic and visual quality to it, that would lend itself to a film scene where something inspirational, hopeful and aspirational was going on. Overall, very nice work!

Quote From Pro: A very hopeful, inspiring and aspirational composition that would lend itself to any sort of epic uplifting visual in a tv or film production.

20 Yards by Flightside

Flightside

Broadjam Artist: Flightside
Song: 20 Yards

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Brian Rasner (Music Supervisor)

Pro General Comments: Hello and thank you for your submission. Really enjoyed this track, had my head bobbing. Theme wise and overall concept is a home run. I love the throwback intro, really gave it a some tension and anticipation, Getting right into it helps a lot especially in an instant gratification era and you deliver. I sort of sense you are holding back a little on the the vocals..they are good be bold be brash, own it and the inspiration that made you write this song!! Definitely do not leave out the vocals! Perhaps re-record them..the part where you sing "please please please" this..this urgency this angst is what I want to hear more of! Think of Robert Smith of the Cure...how his voice is an instrument..he belts things out high, low, soft yells screams, whispers..I want to hear this in you.

Quote From Pro: Flightside's'20 Yard's had me at the intro, swept me away into a head bobbin sway that would make the Turtles happy together!

20 Yards by Flightside

Flightside

Broadjam Artist: Flightside
Song: 20 Yards

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Brian Rasner (Music Supervisor)

Pro General Comments: Hello and thank you for your submission. Really enjoyed this track, had my head bobbing. Theme wise and overall concept is a home run. I love the throwback intro, really gave it a some tension and anticipation, Getting right into it helps a lot especially in an instant gratification era and you deliver. I sort of sense you are holding back a little on the the vocals..they are good be bold be brash, own it and the inspiration that made you write this song!! Definitely do not leave out the vocals! Perhaps re-record them..the part where you sing "please please please" this..this urgency this angst is what I want to hear more of! Think of Robert Smith of the Cure...how his voice is an instrument..he belts things out high, low, soft yells screams, whispers..I want to hear this in you.

Quote From Pro: Flightside's'20 Yard's had me at the intro, swept me away into a head bobbin sway that would make the Turtles happy together!