Broadjam Artist: Soulscript
Song: Resting My Head On A Raindrop
Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Nikki Hornsby (Songwriter, Artist, Producer, Arranger)
Pro General Comments: Good concept with your intriguing title as well as by your providing the story of your writing it. Glad that you sent the lyric sheet which helps songwriters / musicians / producer arrangers etc. in the recording business. There is a method to place the key its written in as well in the numerical system (i.e., 1 4 4 5 1 used by old musicians who don't read music) most professionals making music in the studio or in play live could follow your lyric sheet if it was indication that way. Like the Key of C 1 4 4 5. I say this since I've been a professional musician all my life in and out of studios plus leading groups of professional full time musicians. Since I have been hands on in professional studios since a teenager learning from some great songwriters I've observed mega things. Suggestion is the lyric sheets to original works might contain more data for you to keep on file in order to shop or display these things with you work in the future, i.e., ownership symbol as well as your publishing company or name of publisher(s) ?. Of course we know your publishers will or should have their own system of shopping your intellectual property (songs) material for their percentage of the entire life long financial returns. This is indicated in the contract that you give the publisher(s) & even co writers. So hopefully you have just a simple release clause on your publishing contract unless they've already secured it for your prior works that may be used in broadcasting, film, cable or even local to national commercials. 'This the songwriting business most artist don't consider in advance of which I studied to know, but you are an educated doctor and certain you did the same research first. We all know - The waters of my industry are FILLED with all kinds of fish at all kinds of levels but being able to know in advance which kind they'd be from sharks to flounder or crabs then there are no surprises down the line. We know creating music is a lifelong learning lesson to reach even the Grammy nomination or submission level in the USA. Internationally there are different tastes to feed IF that's your goal. With such a different intro this song has, it does go to blend things further on musically in this song. Then it does draw you musically further into listening and referencing the lyrics. I have tried to look separately at the music verses the lyric content which is why I asked you to send me a lyric sheet. The use of a lyric sheet / chart may be only my concern since I know how important this may be in concert preparation or even studio with musician arranging & engineering preparation etc. Helps everyone with lyric chart referral. First, I humbly suggest every time you list your song lyrics (online or off) please try to list symbol and date plus the Publisher (p) etc. who you know must be requested for the use of your original material by anyone. That of course protects your interest IF you do shop your songs for broadcast or even to the public.
Quote From Pro: The Soulscript song title "Resting My Head on a Raindrop" is good for many a curious soul with quite a lot of mental visuals that a professional video shoot would be fun to see to support this musical composition. Song Formatting is followed in your writing this song and since I always do a repetition of playing the song (Lyrics & music) to judge I noticed only a very few things in the production and the arranging that I may have tried to change with the vocalist(s). Frankly, we know opinions are only as your choice of which pro Broadjam reviewer you ask therefore, an opinion from me is what you will get every time. Suggestion for this song is you share with as many professionals in the field of reviewers as possible to get a wide spectrum of opinions. This if you may afford to do so. This might find a good honest reviewer unless they only stroke the ego of which should not be done in my humble opinion. Helping other artists within the industry should never to be a reason of profit for reviewing song writing & recordings at all levels especially noting the costs, time and polish of any production. Live performances often to strangers will help get a general public response too with visuals but never play to family or friends. We all know Mastering can be accomplish anywhere but I am glad you had this song mastered as you indicated. Who you contract is also selective by the person on the board in studio work you have chosen too. Please know perfection is not an artist's job (although we are not often satisfied) like surgery in the emergency room the doctors might strive to save a patient from leaving this world. Yes? No? So, the paid services of the engineer, producer(s), arranger(s), musician(s) or even the song writer(s) that may be hired on commission basis for a product is all still work. Some work maybe better than others. It's because people are naturally different with different tastes in every product created. With many a singer, songwriter, producer, engineer, etc. trying to reach a NARAS top five level it is not through marketing or sales this occurs. Depends on WHY you are in the music recording business. In our professional business we all look for those special gems that you may connect with at the time of writing of course. Then find professionals or people who might hear & see it performed and say "I wish I wrote that song" even if it never was or may be a Grammy Winner. Thank you for sharing your "Resting my head on a Raindrop" or aka "Head on A Raindrop" or "Resting My Head" song with me. I look forward to reviewing more at any time of your original cooperative songwriting production work. But my last quote for you and all songwriters is never stop creating as there is a reason your heart & soul knows why you write.
Broadjam Artist: SoulscriptSong: Resting My Head On A RaindropBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Nikki Hornsby (Songwriter, Artist, Producer, Arranger)Pro General Comments: Good concept with your intriguing title as well as by your providing the story of your writ…
Broadjam Artist: Soulscript