Come to me by MoBack

MoBack

Broadjam Artist: MoBack
Song: Come to me

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

Pro General Comments: Hi Monique, The form above requires that i evaluate the demo but I hear you. I had to pick someone so I picked Lady Gaga as the sounds like artist...she's as good as it gets right now... This isn't at all bad for a home demo. Lyrically this song plays it safe. There's nothing new in the lyric that hasn't already been said before in other songs but in this genre repetition and easy to remember lyrics win out over meaningful and creative lyrics. Bottom line is yes it's generic but it's catchy and memorable. The drum track is key to pop dance...make sure you pay attention to what the current pop dance hits are and try to capture their drum sounds especially the kick drum...overall the work demo gets the song across well...3:53 is within commercial radio time restraints but 3:35 would increase your chances of success...your vocal was a little pitchy on the low notes...try raising the key a half step to give it a little more brightness...melodies are all good...phrasing is good...rhyme is good...When you do a master demo this song will be a good pitch to movies and television libraries as well as indie pop artists around the world...think J-pop and K-pop as well...tempo could be a few more bpm's faster to give it more energy...This is a good start to a commercial pop dance song...I'd prefer a few more images and actions in the lyric but that's subjective.

Quote From Pro: Monique is an up and coming songwriter and producer. I foresee great things in her future. She possesses the musical skill and talent to succeed.

Come to me by MoBack

MoBack

Broadjam Artist: MoBack
Song: Come to me

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

Pro General Comments: Hi Monique, The form above requires that i evaluate the demo but I hear you. I had to pick someone so I picked Lady Gaga as the sounds like artist...she's as good as it gets right now... This isn't at all bad for a home demo. Lyrically this song plays it safe. There's nothing new in the lyric that hasn't already been said before in other songs but in this genre repetition and easy to remember lyrics win out over meaningful and creative lyrics. Bottom line is yes it's generic but it's catchy and memorable. The drum track is key to pop dance...make sure you pay attention to what the current pop dance hits are and try to capture their drum sounds especially the kick drum...overall the work demo gets the song across well...3:53 is within commercial radio time restraints but 3:35 would increase your chances of success...your vocal was a little pitchy on the low notes...try raising the key a half step to give it a little more brightness...melodies are all good...phrasing is good...rhyme is good...When you do a master demo this song will be a good pitch to movies and television libraries as well as indie pop artists around the world...think J-pop and K-pop as well...tempo could be a few more bpm's faster to give it more energy...This is a good start to a commercial pop dance song...I'd prefer a few more images and actions in the lyric but that's subjective.

Quote From Pro: Monique is an up and coming songwriter and producer. I foresee great things in her future. She possesses the musical skill and talent to succeed.

Revolution by Sandon

Sandon

Broadjam Artist: Sandon
Song: Revolution

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

Pro General Comments: very unique and unpredictable arrangement...the instrumental was very cinematic with elements of cannon booms and gun fire...this was calculated chaos and it build then exploaded build then exploaded the singing was excellent...i never knew where the song was going...i was swept away in the controlled confusion...it's commercial as well as entertaining. The overall sound of the instruments was awesome and the arrangement weaved the vocals in and out creating a sound tapestry...I loved it.

Quote From Pro: this musical piece offers many places for music supervisors to feature sections in various scenes in movies and television. I believe Sandon has a very original, creative and inspirational mind and has the skills needed to be innovative and successful in today's music market. I would be shocked if this song wasn't signed and placed very soon. Keep up the good work.

Revolution by Sandon

Sandon

Broadjam Artist: Sandon
Song: Revolution

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

Pro General Comments: very unique and unpredictable arrangement...the instrumental was very cinematic with elements of cannon booms and gun fire...this was calculated chaos and it build then exploaded build then exploaded the singing was excellent...i never knew where the song was going...i was swept away in the controlled confusion...it's commercial as well as entertaining. The overall sound of the instruments was awesome and the arrangement weaved the vocals in and out creating a sound tapestry...I loved it.

Quote From Pro: this musical piece offers many places for music supervisors to feature sections in various scenes in movies and television. I believe Sandon has a very original, creative and inspirational mind and has the skills needed to be innovative and successful in today's music market. I would be shocked if this song wasn't signed and placed very soon. Keep up the good work.

Changed My Life by Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Broadjam Artist: Tom Reardon
Song: Changed My Life

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
A.J. Gundell (Songwriter, Composer, Music Supervisor, Producer)

Pro General Comments: There's so much to like about Tom Reardon's song and recording of "Changed My Life" that there's very little to find fault with. Melodically strong, distinctive storytelling memorable vocals professional performances, arrangement, engineering and production quality all come together beautifully. Seriously nice job in nailing the key elements of what makes the whole package creative and marketable, what I like to refer to as "the holy trinity" of song, singer, and record.First, from the song standpoint, Tom has effectively answered the simple but essential question in "Changed My Life" that eludes many other songwriters: "What is this song about?" We know early on that the singer is a veteran at building walls around her heart and protecting her emotional vulnerability--she's "perfected the art." And so she's doing all she can to get the same funky romantic result from this relationship that she's become accustomed to expect--"waiting for a runaway, waiting for the rainy days." But, alas, life and love surprises her--the usual dirt bag does not show up... and as a result, he not only changes her mind, he's "Changed My Life." Bingo. The other nice surprise is how Tom expands the chorus tag, so that after "You changed my life," we go to a "aa--ahhh" vocal set up with harmonies that comes back to a lyric "until you changed my life." That's a killer hooky, and super-contemporary way to drive home the hook/title/main idea.The singer's work is flawless--beautiful, heartfelt, dynamic storytelling in a performance that is pitch-perfect both technically and emotionally, both in the lead vocals and the harmonies. And the recording is for the most part a first-class master quality demo. The arrangement, engineering, and production are artfully done. Sonically everything is perfect layering and building in the arrangement is also really good.

Quote From Pro: There's so much to like about Tom Reardon's song and recording of "Changed My Life" that there's very little to find fault with. Melodically strong, distinctive storytelling memorable vocals professional performances, arrangement, engineering and production quality all come together beautifully.Seriously nice job in nailing the key elements of what makes the whole package creative and marketable, what I like to refer to as "the holy trinity" of song, singer, and record.

Changed My Life by Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Broadjam Artist: Tom Reardon
Song: Changed My Life

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
A.J. Gundell (Songwriter, Composer, Music Supervisor, Producer)

Pro General Comments: There's so much to like about Tom Reardon's song and recording of "Changed My Life" that there's very little to find fault with. Melodically strong, distinctive storytelling memorable vocals professional performances, arrangement, engineering and production quality all come together beautifully. Seriously nice job in nailing the key elements of what makes the whole package creative and marketable, what I like to refer to as "the holy trinity" of song, singer, and record.First, from the song standpoint, Tom has effectively answered the simple but essential question in "Changed My Life" that eludes many other songwriters: "What is this song about?" We know early on that the singer is a veteran at building walls around her heart and protecting her emotional vulnerability--she's "perfected the art." And so she's doing all she can to get the same funky romantic result from this relationship that she's become accustomed to expect--"waiting for a runaway, waiting for the rainy days." But, alas, life and love surprises her--the usual dirt bag does not show up... and as a result, he not only changes her mind, he's "Changed My Life." Bingo. The other nice surprise is how Tom expands the chorus tag, so that after "You changed my life," we go to a "aa--ahhh" vocal set up with harmonies that comes back to a lyric "until you changed my life." That's a killer hooky, and super-contemporary way to drive home the hook/title/main idea.The singer's work is flawless--beautiful, heartfelt, dynamic storytelling in a performance that is pitch-perfect both technically and emotionally, both in the lead vocals and the harmonies. And the recording is for the most part a first-class master quality demo. The arrangement, engineering, and production are artfully done. Sonically everything is perfect layering and building in the arrangement is also really good.

Quote From Pro: There's so much to like about Tom Reardon's song and recording of "Changed My Life" that there's very little to find fault with. Melodically strong, distinctive storytelling memorable vocals professional performances, arrangement, engineering and production quality all come together beautifully.Seriously nice job in nailing the key elements of what makes the whole package creative and marketable, what I like to refer to as "the holy trinity" of song, singer, and record.

Flava 2 Step by Rodney Skinner

Rodney Skinner

Broadjam Artist: Rodney Skinner
Song: Flava 2 Step

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Cortez Farris (Producer and Engineer)

Pro General Comments: Awesome song! The hook melody is very strong and memorable. The lyrics are simple and meaning full and sung with passion. The verse melody is ok, i feel it is simialar to the hook melody which is fine, I would have like to hear a clearer distinction in the verse section melodicaly, just to give a bit more shine to the Hook ( Make the hook stand out more).The instrumental is great the chords are very nice I really enjoy the string arrangments very nice touch. I would consider more distinct drops of certain instruments either in the Hook or verses or bridge.. there are already some in there that I hear which are nice. I feel this song has great potiential and it maybe a matter of taking somethings in and out to give a spotlight to some of the important melodies in a give section.The mix is blended well. the overall mix could be louder.Remember it is all about attention spand of the listener.In todays world peoples attention spand is very short, so you must capture your listeners attention right away and keep through out the song.So mix. melody, lyrics should be attention grabbers!Great work! You have a great voice! clean tone Backgrounds are nice would have like to hear more but thats just me.Bass and drum groove very 90's.Synth and keys has a 90's Bad Boy (Hit Man) VibeVocal style very contemporary R&B

Quote From Pro: Awesome song! The hook melody is very strong and memorable. The lyrics are simple and meaning full and sung with passion.

Flava 2 Step by Rodney Skinner

Rodney Skinner

Broadjam Artist: Rodney Skinner
Song: Flava 2 Step

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Cortez Farris (Producer and Engineer)

Pro General Comments: Awesome song! The hook melody is very strong and memorable. The lyrics are simple and meaning full and sung with passion. The verse melody is ok, i feel it is simialar to the hook melody which is fine, I would have like to hear a clearer distinction in the verse section melodicaly, just to give a bit more shine to the Hook ( Make the hook stand out more).The instrumental is great the chords are very nice I really enjoy the string arrangments very nice touch. I would consider more distinct drops of certain instruments either in the Hook or verses or bridge.. there are already some in there that I hear which are nice. I feel this song has great potiential and it maybe a matter of taking somethings in and out to give a spotlight to some of the important melodies in a give section.The mix is blended well. the overall mix could be louder.Remember it is all about attention spand of the listener.In todays world peoples attention spand is very short, so you must capture your listeners attention right away and keep through out the song.So mix. melody, lyrics should be attention grabbers!Great work! You have a great voice! clean tone Backgrounds are nice would have like to hear more but thats just me.Bass and drum groove very 90's.Synth and keys has a 90's Bad Boy (Hit Man) VibeVocal style very contemporary R&B

Quote From Pro: Awesome song! The hook melody is very strong and memorable. The lyrics are simple and meaning full and sung with passion.

ANSWER MAN by MGB

MGB

Broadjam Artist: MGB
Song: ANSWER MAN

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

Pro General Comments: Hi MGB -Thanks for letting me know about your song, "Answer Man". I enjoyed listening to it. The lyrics, to me are the thing that stand out as one of the best things about this song. They have a 70s feel and sound to me - reminding me of some great 1970's artists who are still fun to listen to today.My first reaction in listening to this song - I'll be honest - the lead vocal stood out to me because I felt like they might not be polished enough... perhaps even slightly nasal-y... but on pitch and close enough in the pocket rhythmically to fit ok. When listening to this song multiple times though, I now think that the vocal fits really well and am not sure I'd change it at all (that was going to be my initial recommendation). I think it does work fine though.I get the feeling that you as an artist and singer (if that is you singing) don't necessarily fit into certain musical pigeonholes, which means a smaller, more dedicated audience generally, but leaves you more creative freedom to be yourself - which is really great. Keep doing what you're doing.I do like the overall production value of the song. I think it works well. I enjoyed the guitar work in particular, so nice job there. Your mix is pretty good and sort of fits the 70s sound and feel if you were going for that. As a mixer, I would probably bring the drums up just slightly overall, but that's not a huge deal I don't think. The lead vocals are out front, which is what you want. The guitars are balanced well and the BGVs are really cool, so nice job there too!The only thing I can really give you a tip on is, in my opinion, your artist name is completely forgettable. I'm not sure if "MGB" are your initials or what exactly, but I'd use my full name if that's the case. People won't remember initials, or they will remember them wrong.Also, I couldn't find any information about you on the web after doing a search, so you should establish more of a web presence when possible. Those would be the first things I would address if I were you. Web presence... a website, social media, etc., but think about using your full name if it's just you as the artist. If you're a band, then choose a band name. That's my 2-cents... hopefully it helps.

Quote From Pro: "Answer Man" is a really thoughtful 70s-type rocker with really good lyrics and performances, as well as professional production. I could definitely see it fitting into the 'perfect place' in a film, television or web series.

ANSWER MAN by MGB

MGB

Broadjam Artist: MGB
Song: ANSWER MAN

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

Pro General Comments: Hi MGB -Thanks for letting me know about your song, "Answer Man". I enjoyed listening to it. The lyrics, to me are the thing that stand out as one of the best things about this song. They have a 70s feel and sound to me - reminding me of some great 1970's artists who are still fun to listen to today.My first reaction in listening to this song - I'll be honest - the lead vocal stood out to me because I felt like they might not be polished enough... perhaps even slightly nasal-y... but on pitch and close enough in the pocket rhythmically to fit ok. When listening to this song multiple times though, I now think that the vocal fits really well and am not sure I'd change it at all (that was going to be my initial recommendation). I think it does work fine though.I get the feeling that you as an artist and singer (if that is you singing) don't necessarily fit into certain musical pigeonholes, which means a smaller, more dedicated audience generally, but leaves you more creative freedom to be yourself - which is really great. Keep doing what you're doing.I do like the overall production value of the song. I think it works well. I enjoyed the guitar work in particular, so nice job there. Your mix is pretty good and sort of fits the 70s sound and feel if you were going for that. As a mixer, I would probably bring the drums up just slightly overall, but that's not a huge deal I don't think. The lead vocals are out front, which is what you want. The guitars are balanced well and the BGVs are really cool, so nice job there too!The only thing I can really give you a tip on is, in my opinion, your artist name is completely forgettable. I'm not sure if "MGB" are your initials or what exactly, but I'd use my full name if that's the case. People won't remember initials, or they will remember them wrong.Also, I couldn't find any information about you on the web after doing a search, so you should establish more of a web presence when possible. Those would be the first things I would address if I were you. Web presence... a website, social media, etc., but think about using your full name if it's just you as the artist. If you're a band, then choose a band name. That's my 2-cents... hopefully it helps.

Quote From Pro: "Answer Man" is a really thoughtful 70s-type rocker with really good lyrics and performances, as well as professional production. I could definitely see it fitting into the 'perfect place' in a film, television or web series.