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Good Girl performed by: Lakeem

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Lakeem Williams is an American singer, songwriter. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he started his career in 2010, releasing the several mix-tapes. Currently Lakeem is flaunting his singles “Poison” and “Danger”. The latter song was originally created in 2013, with the artist’s dad putting down the funky baseline. They did the recording in about 3 hours. In the world of R&B music, there is a void; an all-too-obvious lack of credible, intelligent music that so defined the genre in its heyday. The R&B or Soul, of yesteryear was written by masters of their craft. Now what we are being handed–with a few notable exceptions–is a body work that lacks soul and meaning. Yes, you can dance to it, but where is the deeper, soulful meaning? Lakeem seems to be delivering both, with his latest cuts.

Lakeem seems to be carving a highly impressive slot for himself in the R&B world with an ingratiating style highlighting emotionally savvy lyrics from a man’s point of view that shows a mature grasp of women’s feelings in relationships.

Alongside that, his appealing vocal delivery, bearing a hint of influence from MJ’s limber phrasing but with a smoothness of his own, is a welcome deviation from the over-produced performances of many of his radio contemporaries.

Finally, urgent but cool tempered, groove music, with a nod to the solid astuteness of present-day urban sonic structures. The focused frankness of Lakeem’s lyrics also cements his position as a purveyor of sophisticated, contemporary R&B and Soul.

The rhythm feels incredibly simplistic, with a basic bass guitar pattern and light razor sharp drumming. Meanwhile Lakeem’s vocals are made to carry the workload, and are given the backing of more vocal performance which add sonic depth.

The combination of these vocals melismatically transcend through the notes and then drop back and forth exquisitely. The whole package is incredibly appealing, but nuanced vocal performance and clever songwriting are the order of the day here. “Danger” invites the listener to the kind of music exploration only a voice like Lakeem’s can offer.

In a time, that R&B has changed immensely. A time, when it feels like the sound is moving away from the traditional, vocally-focused aesthetic of the game’s core and the genre is waning in popularity as a whole, in favor of EDM and Trap, Lakeem steadfastly – maybe even stubbornly – sticks to his musical guns.

Now while all the R&B singers are rapping, and all the rappers think they can sing, and traditional R&B is being pigeonholed into some other corner, Lakeem delivers some real authentic sounding stuff with “Danger”.

Clearly there’s still space in the modern game for a singer of Lakeem’s stock, especially as he seems to have found a way to make his latest singles sound both vintage and modern, without trend-chasing. “Danger” is one of those tracks that when you put it on, your body – mind, heart and feet – just sort of naturally do what they’re supposed to do. It’s kind of a no-brainer. Just follow the groove.


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On Opposite Sides is a 2022 eBook by Cat Schield

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They crossed the line from enemies to lovers and now all bets are off in this Texas Cattleman's Club: Ranchers and Rivals novel by Cat Schield.

Their families may be feuding

so they’re keeping their enemy very, very close…

From the moment he sees her, Nolan Thurston wants to know Chelsea Grandin. He tells himself it’s just to gain valuable intel in his family’s battle for oil rights. But he knows there’s more, and soon his obsession with her threatens to derail his plans…

To save her family’s ranch, Chelsea is tempted to snare Nolan in a seduction scheme of her own. But when attraction takes over, will her family loyalties fall by the wayside?  

From Harlequin Desire: A luxurious world of bold encounters and sizzling chemistry.

You’ll be swept away by this bold, sizzling romance, part of the Texas Cattleman's Club: Ranchers and Rivals series:

Book 1: Staking a Claim by Janice Maynard
Book 2: Boyfriend Lessons by Sophia Singh Sasson
Book 3: On Opposite Sides by Cat Schield
Book 4: Rivalry at Play by Nadine Gonzalez
Book 5: Vacation Crush by Yahrah St. John

2022 Indie Rock Single Titled Baby by Monokino

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Monokino is the alias for Dutch pop composer George van Wetering who also formed and fronted the indie band of the same name and was once part of the growing roster of foreign acts released by Chinese record company Modern Sky. Taking cues from artists across the cultural spectrum, Monokino was once hailed as "the industrial goth band before the EDM cult of personality took over." Monokino gained a large following in China while also gaining traction in North America. He completed five consecutive tours of China and North America, visiting landmark festivals from China’s Strawberry Festival to SXSW in the US.

Monokino collaborated with Tony Visconti on their most popular track "New Kid," and with Dutch artist/producer Jacco Gardner. Monokino's records have been released by Dutch label Konkurrent, Zip Records (USA/the Netherlands), and Modern Sky (China).


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Trippin by STARR

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July 25, 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia, STARR was born. STARR started singing in church at the early age of 5. On her birthday in 2021, STARR signed with II Sheay Entertainment (an independent record label based out of Atlanta) and she became a professional recording artist/songwriter in 2021 with the release of her debut hit single "No Romeo", Sept. 24, 2021, which resonated with hundreds of thousands of new fans. 

Growing up, STARR's musical influences were Whitney Houston, Fantasia Barrino, Destiny's Child and the smooth sounds of Anthony Hamilton. She's often labeled as a Pop Artist but STARR's music expands beyond Pop and often into other music genres such as R&B, Country, and even alternative music. STARR's sophomore single "Trippin" also from her debut album "Nu Growth" was released on April 8, 2022. STARR is on the raise and a musical icon in the making.


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The Great Thing About Songwriting by Seth Hilary Jackson @SongDude

The other day, I was going through the numbers for my recent song, "Gratitude and a Heartbeat". One of the charts showed a breakdown by country, and I was surprised and a bit pround to see that, of all the countries in the world, the one where the song was getting the most engagement was Ukraine. 

After I thought about it a little, it made sense. Although the song has nothing to do with war or anything remotely similar, the overall message of the song is being thankful for what little we may have and just to be alive. I can see how that message might resonate with people in a war-torn country.

It's safe to say that most songwriters hope their songs can affect someone in a positive way, and it feels good to think that perhaps mine has done that.

Listen to the song on Spotify.or go to www.rowtown.net and hear it on your favorite streaming platform or my official website.



In my last message to you, I mentioned the line of merchandise I created around this song, but marketing whiz that I am, I didn't think to include pictures. So now, I'm including some. You can buy the items here.




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God Made a Country Boy performed by Zach Ray 2022 Country Single

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Originally from Blanchard, Oklahoma. Zach Ray got his start singing on the stage at his home church. Raised on Country music and Jesus, you’ll find his songs focus on the important things in his life; God, his wife, family, and life in general.

Zach started piano lessons at the age of 9, and from then on, there was no stopping. He started guitar lessons under the instruction of Joe Settlemires just a year later. From what he learned from Joe, he was able to pick up the banjo, mandolin, and fiddle. The first band he found himself in was the youth band at church where he played bass guitar. He gained a lot of experience there and from singing and performing at the Rodeo Opry in Oklahoma City, OK.

Out of high school, he was recruited to play football at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK and was also on scholarship to be a singer for the University Chorale. He was also in 3 bands during college. During those times, he led worship at the BCM and many other events, and he got to open up for Chris Cagle, Stoney LaRue, Zane Williams, and more.

Currently, he is living in Nashville with his wife, Brittney. He released his first EP at the end of 2019, and he just released four new singles in the beginning 2022 with 2 more to come. Stay tuned and be sure to follow him on his social media’s and sign up to his mailing list!


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Alive by Nick Panchuk - 2022 Electronic Single

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Nick Panchuk is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who is at the fulcrum of an evolving pop, rock, and punk scene. Nick Panchuk is a very different and uniquely wired musician who isn’t afraid to break the rules and push the boundaries of our perception with his deeply layered lyricism and well-crafted production. He writes lyrics, drawn from his experiences and using his musical acumen, he articulates stories and shared perspectives that connect with audiences across the spectrum. 

Nick Panchuk combines unique and experimental sounds with his intricate wordplay and often dabbles in multiple genres resulting in Pop centered fusions that are still firmly stitched together by emotive undertones. Nick Panchuk cites icons such as Linkin Park, Yellowcard, Imagine Dragons, The Script as the pivotal influences in his music.


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We're Gonna Make It - 2022 R&B/Soul Single by Carlos Morgan

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Solroc Music recording artist Carlos Morgan, is a multi award winning talented singer, songwriter, producer and performer, poised to break out on a global level.

“Feeling Alright”, Morgan’s debut album, showcased the diversity of Morgan’s sultry singing style with seductive ballads like “Get Down To It” and “When Two Become One” to the upbeat R&B tracks “Give It To You” and “Baby C’Mon”. Originally recorded as an independent release for DTone Records, it quickly became one of Canada’s hottest selling independent albums. “Feeling Alright” topped the charts at #3 on “The Records Independent Charts” after two weeks of releasing.

Morgan’s sophomore CD, “The Compilation”, was released on his own label, Solroc Music, showcases not only Morgan’s vocal diversity but also his maturity as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. “The Compilation” features songs written and produced by Morgan, James dePinho, Mystery & Matt Early, Colin Munroe, Peter Natale, Earl & Laura Torno, Kurt Hagan, Perry Alexander and Tyson Kuteyi.

“Feelin’ Alright” went on to garner the Juno Award F/ Best R&B/Soul Recording, 2x Canadian Urban Music Award Recipient (Best Male Vocalist & Best R&B/Soul Video) , MuchMusic Video Award F/ Best R&B/Soul Video, SOCAN Music Award, 2x Canadian Who’s Who and 2x Caribbean Cultural Committee Award Recipient (New Artist & Songwriter).

Morgan was inducted into the “2001 & 2002 Canadian Who’s Who”. Individuals are inducted into the Who’s Who publication based on their contribution to life in Canada.In 2013, Morgan won first place for the “John Lennon “Gots 2 Luv U” Songwriting Contest”.In 2014, Morgan’s album, “The Compilation” garnered the “Best Male R&B Artist” and the “Role Model Certificate of Recognition” @ The “2014 Black Canadian Awards”. In 2015, Morgan won the “Best R&B/Soul Song & Video” @ The “2015 Akademia Music Awards” for his song, “Just Jane.” In 2016, Morgan received the “Gold Medal Male Vocalist Award” from “The Global Music Awards” for his song, “Sweet As You Are”. In 2017, Morgan was honored by the City of Toronto for his musical contributions to Toronto.

Luther Vandross is quoted as saying, “Morgan reminds me of myself as a vocalist and when I was beginning my career. Morgan will go far in this business”.

Morgan is releasing his new EP, “We're Gonna Make It” on his label, Solroc Music. Morgan wrote and produced the new songs featured on his new EP. Additional writing and production credits include: RBTNE (Rosanne Baker Thornley & North Easton), Renee Brown, Colin Munroe, Peter Natale and Sean "AKA Subliminal" Mauricette.


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Press Releases vs Blog Posts vs Articles - Which is Better? Well, First you need to know HOW?

A Press Release is a short, news story written by a News Publisher and sent to Affiliates of Major News and Radio Station Sites and other Members of News Media. The goal of a press release is to spark the interests of Journalists for them to republish or distribute on their websites and/or in their Newsletters. The Press Release should contain what is often called the 5W's (Who? What? Where? When? Wow? and Why?) for the Journalists to create the story. A Press Release has a different purpose than a media advisory. Whereas a media advisory offers basic information, a News Release creates an image and story that Journalists can use alone or use as background when writing a story.

A Blog is a short for Web Log or Weblog. A Blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries. Posts are usually displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page according to Wikipedia. 

An Article is for the purpose of propagating news, research results, academic analysis or debate. It can contain photographs, accounts, statistics, graphs, recollections, interviews, polls, debates on the topic and anything of that nature that is newsworthy. Headlines can be used to focus the reader’s attention on a particular part of the article. The Article Writer can give facts and detailed information following answers to questions like much like a Press Release that is based on the 5Ws plus the 1H (who, what, when, where, why and how). A News Article, on the other hand, can be about any topic that is newsworthy. News Articles generally do not talk about one single topic, but rather a group of subjects in detail.


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Opposite Directions by Seth Hilary Jackson Singer/Songwriter ∙ 2022

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Seth Hilary Jackson is a New York singer/songwriter with a unique signature sound. His style is a blend of classic rock, pop, and country music, while his lyrics demonstrate his gift as a natural-born songwriter with themes on love, politics & mental wellness.

Born in Brooklyn New York, he later relocated to California where he remained for 30 years. Recounting his experience in the song, “There is no California” the singer moved back East and now resides in New Jersey.  

His musical journey began at a young age. Captivated by various artists such as “The Doors, Cream, & Carole King”, it was one of the UK’s most famous bands “The Beatles” who inspired Seth to want to learn the guitar. With an elder brother who played piano & drums, he felt stimulated by his sibling’s musical knowledge.

During Seth’s last semester at the Wharton School of Business, his brother encouraged him to write his first song. His second one gained traction, receiving airplay on a Boston FM radio station and gained exposure in the magazine “The Beat”, which advised readers to "Be on the Seth Jackson alert."

Seth has been a professional songwriter for over 20 years and has written for an array of independent artists. His songs have been featured in film and TV as well as successfully making it into the European Country Music Association charts where his song, "Wait ‘till I Get My Hands on You”, hit the number 1 spot. Having been highlighted in American Songwriter magazine, he was also Los Angeles Regional Coordinator for the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).

The singer’s exceptional gift for storytelling led him to receive a Presidential invitation to the White House for his song “Pfc Ross A. McGinnis”, a tribute to a war hero.

With his first album produced by Los Angeles-based Kevin Fisher, Seth went on to produce his own music which has yielded a rich collection of tracks. Not one to be placed in a box, the artist recently released his first cover song “The Other One” originally by favorite band “The Grateful Dead”.

Seth Hilary Jackson is committed to inspiring others through his music.  


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