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Songs Without Words by Dave Isaacs #Instrumental #Guitar #BMI

Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Dave Isaacs has rocked for the hippies in the mud at Woodstock, performed a solo guitar recital in a cathedral, played the blues on Beale Street, and shared a Manhattan club stage with Les Paul. He has released 14 albums over 25 years, carving out a rootsy melodic, guitar-driven sound with side trips into jazzy blues, folk and ambient instrumental sounds. On his latest release “Songs Without Words”, his nylon-string guitar leads the way through twelve intimate, cinematic tone poems, supported by a cast of guest musicians. 

Roots Music Report calls him “a master musician”, and in his adopted home of Music City USA he has become known as the “Nashville Guitar Guru”, a teacher and coach to professional performers, hit songwriters, and the next generation of Nashville’s rising stars.

Find out more about Dave Isaacs at https://www.nashvilleguitarguru.com/sww/ 

Little Buddy performed by Matthew S. Horner #Pop #Rock

Artist's Message to Music Industry Professionals:

"Really would like to just write for a label for other artist who can sing better than me. I just really love to write."

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A Summer High performed by Matthew S. Horner #Pop #Rock

Artist Biography:

Pop punk kid grown up to a pop punk dad! Just love to play and make people smile. I know I don't have a great voice but I do what I can. I don't think music has to be perfect. It's all the little inequalities that make it special and unique. I'm 35yrs old father of 3 and husband. I work maintenance all day and am a weekend rocker.

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It Started With A Kiss by Chris Jasper Released: 2023 #Pop #Funk #Gospel #RnB (R&B) (ASCAP)


If you are familiar with THE ISLEY BROTHERS, then you know Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, CHRIS JASPER, an integral member of THE ISLEY BROTHERS during the 1970s and 1980s—their gold and platinum years—from the 3+3 (1973) to Between the Sheets (1983) albums. These were the years when THE ISLEY BROTHERS were a self-produced, self-contained group.

If you are familiar with THE ISLEY BROTHERS, then you have heard the music of CHRIS JASPER, who was primarily responsible for writing, arranging and producing all of THE ISLEY BROTHERS music during this time, including such beautiful love songs as “For The Love of You” and “Between the Sheets” and uptempo funk such as “Fight the Power.” His arrangements and instrumentation as a classically-trained musician, and his expertise on the keyboards and synthesizers, are the foundation of the legendary “Isley Brothers Sound.” When the six members of THE ISLEY BROTHERS disbanded (1984), Marvin and Ernie Isley joined CHRIS JASPER and formed ISLEY-JASPER-ISLEY. Without this crucial musical component, THE ISLEY BROTHERS were no longer a self-produced, self-contained group.

CHRIS JASPER brought his “unique sound” and musical talents to ISLEY-JASPER-ISLEY, and topped the charts singing lead vocals on “Caravan of Love” (1985), a song that was covered by English recording group, the Housemartins, an international #1 pop hit. “Caravan” was also used in commercials as part of a Dodge Caravan advertising campaign. He was also awarded a CEBA Award For Excellence for a Miller Brewing Company commercial. The music for that commercial formed the basis for “Brother to Brother” from the “Different Drummer” album, which supported the anti-apartheid struggle going on in South Africa at that time. His music has also been used in radio and television commercials, including “Who’s That Lady” (Swiffer) and “Between The Sheets” (L’Oreal).

When ISLEY-JASPER-ISLEY disbanded (1987), CHRIS JASPER brought his “unique sound” to his own solo projects, topping the charts with “SuperBad,” a song promoting the value of education.  CHRIS JASPER has continued to write songs and produce his own R&B and Gospel music, as well as other artists, for his independent record label, Gold City Records.

CHRIS JASPER’s music has been covered and sampled by hundreds of new and established recording artists, including Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, Fantasia, Will Smith, Alliyah, Queen Latifah, Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Natalie Cole, Jaheim, Kendrick Lamar, and the list goes on and on.  His music has also been used in many movie and television soundtracks.

In 1992, CHRIS JASPER, along with the other members of THE ISLEY BROTHERS, was inducted into the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME and in 2014, received a GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. In 2015, CHRIS JASPER received the German Record Critics Lifetime Achievement Award ("Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik"). In 2016, Chris was awarded the National R&B Society Lifetime Achievement Award. Chris also received the BET Lifetime Achievement Award and numerous ASCAP awards. In 2020, Chris was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2021, Chris received the Soultracks.com Lifetime Achievement Award.


Chris Jasper was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 30, 1951, the youngest of seven siblings. While growing up in Cincinnati, Chris studied classical piano starting at the age of 7 years old. After graduating from high school in Cincinnati, he moved to New York to study music composition at the Juilliard School of Music.

Chris received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in music composition from C.W. Post College in New York, where he studied under noted jazz pianist and composer, Dr. Billy Taylor. He subsequently received a Juris Doctorate degree from Concord University School of Law.


The Jasper and Isley families lived in the same apartment complex in Cincinnati, Ohio. Chris’s older sister, Elaine, married Rudolph Isley. The three older Isley brothers, Rudolph, O’Kelly and Ronald, formed a vocal trio (“The Isley Brothers”) and relocated to Teaneck, New Jersey.

While temporarily living in New Jersey as a teenager, Chris and the two younger Isley brothers, Marvin and Ernie, formed a band, “The Jazzmen Trio”, that played locally in New Jersey. Chris played keyboards, Ernie played drums and Marvin played the bass. Along with Chris, Ernie and Marvin also attended C.W. Post College in New York. While in college, Chris, Marvin and Ernie played on the older Isley Brothers recordings, including “It’s Your Thing”.


In 1973, Chris, Marvin and Ernie brought the songwriting and musical component to the older brothers vocal trio, making The Isley Brothers, a self-produced, self-contained six-member group. Their debut release as a 6-member band on their CBS-associated label was the 3+3 album.

Chris was the primary songwriter/musician, producer and arranger of The Isley Brothers music from 1973 (“3+3”) through 1983 (“Between the Sheets”), with contributions by younger members Ernie and Marvin Isley. Chris’s arrangements and instrumentation as a classically-trained musician, and his expertise on the keyboards, synthesizers and other instruments, have been credited as the foundation of the legendary “Isley Brothers Sound.” In 1984, the 6-member group disbanded due to internal problems.


In 1984, Chris, Marvin and Ernie formed Isley-Jasper-Isley, a self-produced, self-contained trio, with Chris as the lead singer of the group, continuing his role as the primary songwriter/musician, producer and arranger. Isley-Jasper-Isley recorded 3 albums on their CBS-associated label, and earned recognition with their #1 hit, “Caravan of Love”. “Caravan” was covered by English recording group, the Housemartins, who made the song an international #1 hit.


In 1987, Isley-Jasper-Isley disbanded and Chris embarked on a solo career. Chris formed his record label, Gold City Records, and released two albums as a CBS-associated label. His debut single, “Superbad” reached #1 on the R&B charts. Chris has continued to write songs and has released a total of 16 solo albums to date, including 4 urban contemporary gospel CDs, and has produced other artists for his Gold City label. Chris also wrote and produced a track for Chaka Khan’s “CK” album (Make It Last) and produced and arranged a cover of “Harvest For The World” for the Average White Band. Chris is also currently working with his 29-year-old son, Michael, on music scores for original screenplays written by Michael, a writer/musician and attorney. 

In 2019, Chris released his 16th self-contained solo album “For The Love Of You”—a mixture of new renditions of some of the songs that he wrote for the Isley Brothers, and his take on some soul and pop classics. Chris continues to bring that “Isley Brothers sound” he created to music lovers everywhere. His newest release for 2022 is a soulful midtempo R&B ballad “I Promise,” from his forthcoming album “Raise The Bar” due out summer 2022.

Chris and his wife of 40 years, Margie, a New York-based attorney and author, live in New York and continue to operate their independent record company, Gold City Records.



3+3 (CBS) 1973

Live It Up (CBS) 1974

The Heat Is On (CBS) 1975

Harvest For The World (CBS) 1976

Go For Your Guns (CBS) 1977

Showdown (CBS) 1978

Winner Takes All (CBS) 1979

Go All The Way (CBS) 1980

Grand Slam (CBS) 1981

Inside You (CBS) 1981

The Real Deal (CBS) 1982

Between The Sheets (CBS) 1983


Broadway’s Closer to Sunset Boulevard (CBS) 1984

Caravan of Love (CBS) 1985

Different Drummer (CBS) 1986


Superbad (Gold City/CBS Associated) 1988

Time Bomb (Gold City/CBS Associated) 1989

Praise the Eternal (Gold City) 1992

Deep Inside (Gold City) 1994

Faithful & True (Gold City) 2002

Best of Chris Jasper…With Love (Gold City) 2003

Amazing Love (Gold City) 2005

Invincible (Gold City) 2007

Everything I Do (Gold City) 2010

Inspired (Gold City) 2013

Thank You Jesus (Gold City) 2014

The One (Gold City) 2014

The Essential Chris Jasper (Gold City/Sony Legacy) 2015

Share With Me (Gold City) 2016

Dance With You (Gold City) 2018

For The Love Of You (Gold City) 2020

Raise The Bar (Gold City) 2022

It Started With A Kiss (Gold City) 2023



Vicious & Fresh (Liz Hogue) (Gold City/CBS) 1989

Out Front (Out Front) (Gold City) 1995

Brotha 2 Brotha (Brothaz By Choice) (Gold City) 1998

Make It Last (Chaka Khan “CK” album) (WB) 1989

Addictive (Michael Jasper) (Gold City) 2010

Harvest For The World (Average White Band) (Average Enterprises) (2017)

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It's Gonna Rain performed by Brian Berggoetz Band #Rock #Pop

Band's message to potential fans:

B3 (Brian Berggoetz Band) songs have unique changes. We like to write songs differently than anyone else. We hope you like the music. Thank you

Artist Biography:

B3 (Brian Berggoetz Band) is a band based in Tucson, Arizona. The group is led by singer and songwriter Brian Berggoetz. His music could be described as a unique combination of different styles and influences, such as pop and rock alike. Brian has been passionate about music throughout most of his life. He is a self-taught guitarist and a gifted songwriter who has been active since his early 20s. What makes his music unique is the fact that he doesn’t just write his own music, but he also has a penchant for re-writing classic songs in his personal style. 

While many cover song artists tend to reproduce the covers they interpret verbatim, B3 is very gifted when it comes to bringing a touch of personality and authenticity to the material that he performs. The artist is active as a performer, and he had the chance to play live extensively, including opening and sharing the stage for internationally respected acts, the likes of Reverend Horton Heat, Charlie Sexton, and Jerry Giddens, only to mention a few. Brian took the local music scene (and beyond) by storm with not one but two amazing bands. He uses these different line-ups to bring his sound to different dimensions. One of the groups is a straight-up, pure rock and roll affair, consisting of a lead guitarist, a drummer, and a bass player supporting Brian as a lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player. The second line-up allows Brian to experiment with a warmer, more laid-back sound, which features orchestral elements such as a violin and a cello. 

It is always interesting to hear Brian arrange some of his songs differently. Sometimes, he performs the same tracks with both line-ups, but he changes the song arrangement to fit the specific sounds the band has to offer depending on whether he is going to perform them with his rock lineup or with the classical band. The fact that he is so versatile and his songs fit such different contexts are incredibly remarkable, allowing people to enjoy different sides to his artist pathos and personality as a whole.

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Know Your Place, Boy! and USS New Jersey Performed by: Tarek #Rock @Canada #Winnipeg #Manitoba

Artist Biography:

I must have been five years old when I got my hands on my dad's collection of cassettes which had all the major hits songs from the 60s and 70s. I remember being specifically attracted to the music of Cat Stevens, The Beatles and Neil Young. I am an amateur musician from Winnipeg, Canada, just starting to find my footsteps in songwriting.

Tarek is an amateur musician based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Tarek is of Palestinian roots, and he grew up in Lebanon. He writes about deeply personal yet universal topics such as war, injustice, love, loss and grief. Home, the album, is his first music release at 40 years old. Tarek held a guitar for the first time in 2018, so this release was a monumental achievement for him, especially having written, played (except for bass on a couple of songs), recorded and produced the record on his own.

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Don't Tell Me Performed by: Blair Djuna #Pop Released 2023

Artist message to you:
Replete with many an engaging melody and boasting both a truly energizing and polished production, Blair Djuna's very well-crafted

Artist bio:
When made with conviction and honesty, music can be incredibly captivating. It’s more than a feeling; it’s an experience you take with you long after the last chord is played. That connection a performer makes with an audience on a deeper level is one of the many reasons why I love music and have dedicated my life to creating songs that bring people joy, self-reflection, and real emotion. I choose to pour my heart and soul into the music I make by putting together meaningful songs that will truly touch any audience I have the honor to play for.

My name is Blair Djuna, an independent music recording artist and singer/songwriter based in beautiful Sydney, Australia. As a kid, I always had a fascination with music. When I reached my teen years, I began playing and writing songs for fun. As my interest and talents grew, I began to realize this was a life passion that wasn’t going away any time soon. I became a founding member of pop duo SEGANA in 2018. After recording several songs together, I decided to venture out on my own to explore music that was distinctly mine.

With a sincere passion for storytelling and a drive to push boundaries as an artist, my goal is to deliver one-of-a-kind songs that truly stand out. Whether I’m working on a soulful and smooth sound to unwind with or want a more upbeat vibe that will create an energetic atmosphere, I am constantly trying out new combinations and techniques that expand my own understanding of this craft that I love. This industry is filled with talented individuals, but I believe hard work, exploration, and true originality will always stand out.

The style of music I create is filled with alternative pop melodies. I am also paving my own path in the music industry by adding a unique touch to my work that you won’t find anywhere else. From the very first note, my aim is to grab your attention and make you want to hold on throughout the journey of the song.

While composing sound is what brings my music to life, it’s the lyrics that give it heart. The stories I tell through my songs range from heartbreak to romance, an energetic party scene to deep self-reflection, and everything in between. No matter what issue or life event I’m taking on, I always aim to be authentic and raw with my music. Every song is an important part of who I am, and my hope is that others feel that sincerity through the lyrics I write.
Music is more than just something to fill a quiet room for me. It can be a companion during hard times, or a way to celebrate the beauty of life. No matter how or why you connect with my music, I’m glad to have you along for this amazing ride and cannot wait to share more of what I’m working on with you.

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Tempting the Beast (Zakrzewski's Anthologies) Science Fiction & Fantasy Kindle Edition #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #Kindle #Anthology

Tempting the Beast (Zakrzewski's Anthologies) Science Fiction & Fantasy

Kindle Edition by Ashley Zakrzewski  (Author), R Sullins  (Author), Jordan Elizabeth (Author), Michelle Areaux (Author), Demelza Carlton  (Author), Barb Shuler  (Author)  

Let us help you scratch that itch…

Tempting the Beast will have 5 sizzling stories that will knock your socks off. It’s packed with drool-worthy shifters, kickass heroines, and will deliver hours of enticing stories to keep you going. Follow us into the crazy worlds explored within Tempting the Beast and who knows maybe you will find your next book boyfriend or two.

Come delve into this decadent, pleasure-filled anthology and let them steal your heart. If you love sultry plots, then one-click today. Bet you can’t read just one…

In book publishing, an anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler; it may be a collection of plays, poems, short stories, songs or excerpts by different authors. Wikipedia  

Anthologies are not a genre, but a type of story collection.

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Gonna Push It Performed by: Tommy Brown #Pop

Artist Biography:

Tommy Brown comes from a family of gospel singers, born and raised in Chicago. Tommy has turned his vocals and lyrics into gold. Tommy writes all his material. He does all his leads and background. He started singing at age of 10 with his brothers in church. His mother was a gospel singer.

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