Karma by StellaRising

StellaRising

Broadjam Artist: StellaRising
Song: Karma

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

Pro General Comments: This is a hit song in my humble opinion. 5:05 is a little long for commercial radio but it's perfect for all the other formats. Karma is a simplistic generic hook but it's delivered with so much attitude it feels new. I'm very impressed with everything about this song. I listened intently from the first downbeat to the last note and was thoroughly entertained. You kept me interested. I want to hear this song again and again and i'm sure so will your followers. It would be on my playlist for sure. This song should open the door for you and your band to get in the door with major labels if that is your goal. This is an attention grabber. The first song I evaluated had mixing problems and I couldn't understand a lot of the lyrics. The 2nd song was much better and this one was killer. Get it out there and make some money...There is no way Crucial Music or any of the major music libraries would pass on this song. I'm excited for you. Keep up the good work.

Quote From Pro: Stella Rising's song "Karma" is a deal maker. This song won't just open doors it will kick them in. Impressive performances from everyone involved. The sky's the limit for Stella Rising!!!!

Karma by StellaRising

StellaRising

Broadjam Artist: StellaRising
Song: Karma

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

Pro General Comments: This is a hit song in my humble opinion. 5:05 is a little long for commercial radio but it's perfect for all the other formats. Karma is a simplistic generic hook but it's delivered with so much attitude it feels new. I'm very impressed with everything about this song. I listened intently from the first downbeat to the last note and was thoroughly entertained. You kept me interested. I want to hear this song again and again and i'm sure so will your followers. It would be on my playlist for sure. This song should open the door for you and your band to get in the door with major labels if that is your goal. This is an attention grabber. The first song I evaluated had mixing problems and I couldn't understand a lot of the lyrics. The 2nd song was much better and this one was killer. Get it out there and make some money...There is no way Crucial Music or any of the major music libraries would pass on this song. I'm excited for you. Keep up the good work.

Quote From Pro: Stella Rising's song "Karma" is a deal maker. This song won't just open doors it will kick them in. Impressive performances from everyone involved. The sky's the limit for Stella Rising!!!!

Situations Goin’ Nowhere by StellaRising

StellaRising

Broadjam Artist: StellaRising
Song: Situations Goin' Nowhere

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

Pro General Comments: My only concern is the battle between the lyric being understood and the drums and guitar trying to drown out the vocal. In my opinion the drums and guitar eked out a victory. Just my opinion but the drums and guitar could come down a little in the mix or the vocal could be raised a little in the mix. There were spots in the verses where i couldn't quite make out what the singer was saying.The chorus is very strong and clear...Love the vocal pitch and attitude...very catchy and memorable music hooks and melodic lines. This is very commercial and your fans should love it. The overall mix feels and sounds like it was recorded live. If that's the effect you were going for you nailed it. Other than me not understanding some of the words I really think this is a strong commercial song. A music library or music placement company should have no problem placing this in a movie television show or commercial. Good luck with it. I hope my comments are helpful.

Quote From Pro: Stella Rising is on the verge of making a loud splash in the indie blues rock genre with great vocals interesting lyrics and great band instrumentalists. I would not be surprised to hear one of their songs in a movie television show or commercial in the very near future.

Situations Goin’ Nowhere by StellaRising

StellaRising

Broadjam Artist: StellaRising
Song: Situations Goin' Nowhere

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

Pro General Comments: My only concern is the battle between the lyric being understood and the drums and guitar trying to drown out the vocal. In my opinion the drums and guitar eked out a victory. Just my opinion but the drums and guitar could come down a little in the mix or the vocal could be raised a little in the mix. There were spots in the verses where i couldn't quite make out what the singer was saying.The chorus is very strong and clear...Love the vocal pitch and attitude...very catchy and memorable music hooks and melodic lines. This is very commercial and your fans should love it. The overall mix feels and sounds like it was recorded live. If that's the effect you were going for you nailed it. Other than me not understanding some of the words I really think this is a strong commercial song. A music library or music placement company should have no problem placing this in a movie television show or commercial. Good luck with it. I hope my comments are helpful.

Quote From Pro: Stella Rising is on the verge of making a loud splash in the indie blues rock genre with great vocals interesting lyrics and great band instrumentalists. I would not be surprised to hear one of their songs in a movie television show or commercial in the very near future.

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.