roadtrip to L.A. by max quaini

max quaini

Broadjam Artist: max quaini
Song: roadtrip to L.A.

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

Pro General Comments: these are the key words that this song brought to my mind as i listened...attention grabbing guitar based rock instrumental aggressive rhythmic pulsating toe tapping driving edgy gritty melodic positive spirited vibrant bouncy bright lively energetic pounding percussive rousing animated rocking loud. This song is perfect for corporate advertising commercials mall music ringtones road trip music film trailers soundtracks opening and closing credits movie and television featured instrumental fashion show game show rock night club casino concert. I would be surprised if this instrumental wasn't used by a music supervisor or signed by a music library or placement company.

Quote From Pro: I will not be surprised to hear Max's instrumentals in movies television and commercials in the near future. He has the talent to compose a very commercial catalog that music supervisors will be happy to license.

Legacy by Michael Kawka

Michael Kawka

Broadjam Artist: Michael Kawka
Song: Legacy

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Diana Williamson (Songwriter, Music Supervisor)

Pro General Comments: FYI -I don't comment on instrumentation as my expertise lies in overall vision, marketability, lyrics, hooks, etc..Good melodic opening, mysterious, you lead your listener into the song. Vocal has a lot of empathy, character and really helps to sell it. Always a good idea to have such a universal title/hook which can help make it fit into a variety of media uses. Your arrangement sense is very tasteful and effective and supports the song. Pre chorus is dynamic and intense but could possibly build a bit more melodically to the chorus. The chorus is great but could really soar with just a bit more melodic build, if you really want to maximize your hook. It may not need a lot. The ear seems to want to have something extra underneath.Lyric starts off with an interesting idea. Rhyme scheme works well in your hook like it should. You have a good use of rhyme. You might want to steer concept towards the idea of a positive legacy- in a few choice words, which you seem to do- but if you emphasized this a bit more- it may be a more easy sell. (FYI-It's very helpful to post your lyric - when asking for a critique...) "In silence we dream of what we could be"- perhaps a more visual word than silence would paint the picture more. (in darkness? Etc..) "Your footprints, impressions left behind"- good use of visual lyrics.

Quote From Pro: Anthem-like, melodic track has a heroic, mysterious feel.

Legacy by Michael Kawka

Michael Kawka

Broadjam Artist: Michael Kawka
Song: Legacy

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Diana Williamson (Songwriter, Music Supervisor)

Pro General Comments: FYI -I don't comment on instrumentation as my expertise lies in overall vision, marketability, lyrics, hooks, etc..Good melodic opening, mysterious, you lead your listener into the song. Vocal has a lot of empathy, character and really helps to sell it. Always a good idea to have such a universal title/hook which can help make it fit into a variety of media uses. Your arrangement sense is very tasteful and effective and supports the song. Pre chorus is dynamic and intense but could possibly build a bit more melodically to the chorus. The chorus is great but could really soar with just a bit more melodic build, if you really want to maximize your hook. It may not need a lot. The ear seems to want to have something extra underneath.Lyric starts off with an interesting idea. Rhyme scheme works well in your hook like it should. You have a good use of rhyme. You might want to steer concept towards the idea of a positive legacy- in a few choice words, which you seem to do- but if you emphasized this a bit more- it may be a more easy sell. (FYI-It's very helpful to post your lyric - when asking for a critique...) "In silence we dream of what we could be"- perhaps a more visual word than silence would paint the picture more. (in darkness? Etc..) "Your footprints, impressions left behind"- good use of visual lyrics.

Quote From Pro: Anthem-like, melodic track has a heroic, mysterious feel.

no shade on the dance floor by BoRock

BoRock

Broadjam Artist: BoRock
Song: no shade on the dance floor

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

Pro General Comments: Always type up the lyric so the evaluator can read while they are listening...the lyric went by so fast it was hard to hear...The beat was very cool except i thought the synth part was too loud during the hook...I'd lower it a touch so it's not competing with the lyric and you...what i could make out sounded clean and positive...I didn't hear any curse words or expletives which are a no no for major network television and movies for kids etc...Your delivery was exciting and interesting...nice rhythmic changes kept me listening...unpredictable and cool...the arrangement except for the synth part being too loud was excellent...drums sounded crisp...Overall I enjoyed this and i would listen again which is a good sign. If you do an explicit hip hop make sure you always have a clean version for movies and television as well as for music libraries and music placement companies...Always keep the individual stem files (wave files) and keep a mixed down instrumental without rap or vocal...you'll make twice as much money...this shows a lot of talent and i'd be interested in hearing more. The hot thing these days is sports hip hop about winning, achieving, striving, success that can be used for ESPN to Fox movies and TV...good meter and phrasing and overall great arrangement...

Quote From Pro: I would not be surprised to hear that Bo Rock has been signed to a record deal or that one of his songs has been placed in a major movie or television show. He has the skill and talent to succeed if he keeps working hard and doesn't give up...

no shade on the dance floor by BoRock

BoRock

Broadjam Artist: BoRock
Song: no shade on the dance floor

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

Pro General Comments: Always type up the lyric so the evaluator can read while they are listening...the lyric went by so fast it was hard to hear...The beat was very cool except i thought the synth part was too loud during the hook...I'd lower it a touch so it's not competing with the lyric and you...what i could make out sounded clean and positive...I didn't hear any curse words or expletives which are a no no for major network television and movies for kids etc...Your delivery was exciting and interesting...nice rhythmic changes kept me listening...unpredictable and cool...the arrangement except for the synth part being too loud was excellent...drums sounded crisp...Overall I enjoyed this and i would listen again which is a good sign. If you do an explicit hip hop make sure you always have a clean version for movies and television as well as for music libraries and music placement companies...Always keep the individual stem files (wave files) and keep a mixed down instrumental without rap or vocal...you'll make twice as much money...this shows a lot of talent and i'd be interested in hearing more. The hot thing these days is sports hip hop about winning, achieving, striving, success that can be used for ESPN to Fox movies and TV...good meter and phrasing and overall great arrangement...

Quote From Pro: I would not be surprised to hear that Bo Rock has been signed to a record deal or that one of his songs has been placed in a major movie or television show. He has the skill and talent to succeed if he keeps working hard and doesn't give up...

Cowboy by RandBpro

RandBpro

Broadjam Artist: RandBpro
Song: Cowboy

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Chris Keaton (Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger)

Pro General Comments: To be brutally honest, I must admit at first I felt this was really close the the Eagles' song "Desperado". In fact, the thought hit me that it was merely a rewrite. However, as the song moved forward I changed my mind and thoroughly enjoyed the message and felt the idea was wholly original. ( I apologize for my initial incorrect impression.)The instrumental track is exceptional and the musical arrangement fits the mood of the piece. Lush. Full sounding. The recording is clean and nearly transparent. By that I mean that with my eyes closed, I felt I was in the same room as the piano, the strings, the guitar and the vocalist. The stereo placement helped with this, as well. Bravo! I am very impressed. Additionally, the recording techniques employed truly support the intimate and personal nature of the lyric and melody.The vocalist has exceptional pitch! The unique timbre of his voice and the reverb used on the voice is (in my opinion) just right. (Most times I am annoyed by longer reverb but it works incredibly well here.)I agree that this song would be a great fit for any western tv show or film. Maybe even a closing theme.I am not familiar with the show or the theme but I feel this song is well written and the recording is well produced.I get the impression the writer spent some time with the storyline. The lyric paints a truly intimate picture and brings visual images to the listener.

Quote From Pro: "Cowboy" really takes me on a marvelous with the memorable melody and lyric.

Cowboy by RandBpro

RandBpro

Broadjam Artist: RandBpro
Song: Cowboy

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Chris Keaton (Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger)

Pro General Comments: To be brutally honest, I must admit at first I felt this was really close the the Eagles' song "Desperado". In fact, the thought hit me that it was merely a rewrite. However, as the song moved forward I changed my mind and thoroughly enjoyed the message and felt the idea was wholly original. ( I apologize for my initial incorrect impression.)The instrumental track is exceptional and the musical arrangement fits the mood of the piece. Lush. Full sounding. The recording is clean and nearly transparent. By that I mean that with my eyes closed, I felt I was in the same room as the piano, the strings, the guitar and the vocalist. The stereo placement helped with this, as well. Bravo! I am very impressed. Additionally, the recording techniques employed truly support the intimate and personal nature of the lyric and melody.The vocalist has exceptional pitch! The unique timbre of his voice and the reverb used on the voice is (in my opinion) just right. (Most times I am annoyed by longer reverb but it works incredibly well here.)I agree that this song would be a great fit for any western tv show or film. Maybe even a closing theme.I am not familiar with the show or the theme but I feel this song is well written and the recording is well produced.I get the impression the writer spent some time with the storyline. The lyric paints a truly intimate picture and brings visual images to the listener.

Quote From Pro: "Cowboy" really takes me on a marvelous with the memorable melody and lyric.

Night Thoughts by Trinity

Trinity

Broadjam Artist: Trinity
Song: Night Thoughts

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Martin Blasick (Songwriter, Producer)

Pro General Comments: It's an epic at 7 minutes! To make that play consider an arrangement that evolves as the song progresses. There's quite a bit of Verse/Chorus to get through to get to that instrumental for a little break. It can be done. Something amazing should pull us through each new section to feel the wonder and magic I know you want to share. There's an echo-y quality that is too much in places. The key it to have it just the right amount. Some of the rhythmic elements are bumping into each other way that goes against the groove. The shaker has a cool effect on it. But somehow it doesn't sit with the groove. Really detail each element for a groove that is awesome and beyond.The kick pattern doesn't gel with the track imho. Maybe have the bass lock in with it? Or change the kick to a less busy pattern.

Quote From Pro: An intimate trip through the heart and mind of a dreamy chanteuse

Night Thoughts by Trinity

Trinity

Broadjam Artist: Trinity
Song: Night Thoughts

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Martin Blasick (Songwriter, Producer)

Pro General Comments: It's an epic at 7 minutes! To make that play consider an arrangement that evolves as the song progresses. There's quite a bit of Verse/Chorus to get through to get to that instrumental for a little break. It can be done. Something amazing should pull us through each new section to feel the wonder and magic I know you want to share. There's an echo-y quality that is too much in places. The key it to have it just the right amount. Some of the rhythmic elements are bumping into each other way that goes against the groove. The shaker has a cool effect on it. But somehow it doesn't sit with the groove. Really detail each element for a groove that is awesome and beyond.The kick pattern doesn't gel with the track imho. Maybe have the bass lock in with it? Or change the kick to a less busy pattern.

Quote From Pro: An intimate trip through the heart and mind of a dreamy chanteuse

Unassuming Light by Trinity

Trinity

Broadjam Artist: Trinity
Song: Unassuming Light

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Martin Blasick (Songwriter, Producer)

Pro General Comments: Think about the middle eight. It has a similar melodic flow as the verse. Consider playing around with it to differentiate the sections. The hook is the tag at the end. It's pleasant. But it's not like "I Can't Drive 55" by Sammy Hagar where it really caps off the verse. But you made it work because the lyric and melody fit the mellowness. So, to give that hook room to leave its strongest impression, it'd be nice to differentiate that middle 8, so it's not muddled. Consider jumping in a beat or two earlier, or later or higher or lower, something different. The intro could be 4 more bars in this case. There's room for as much or as little background vocals as you are feeling. But the lead vocal is the story. Support it with love ( and production choices). Try mixing with drums, bass and lead vocal and the drizzling in the rest so they don't overpower. Accentuate the awesome that is already there.

Quote From Pro: There's a magical quotient that's undeniable.