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Piel Releases “Easy As It Feels”

On the heels of their latest track, "Custodian," Piel releases "Easy As It Feels" as a short film. British actors, Adam Fielding and Poppy Lee Friar produced the video. The tandem took lead singer Tiki Lewis’ very personal lyrics and created a vignette that offers hope through harrowing times. Friar directed the clip. ACTORS MOVE BEHIND THE CAMERA Fielding and Friar may not be very well known in the U.S., but in their native England, they have quite a track record.  Friar's role as Jayne Torvill in “Torvill and Dean” is one of several of her stand-out performances. Both actors were in the [...]

Tiny Desk Judges Discuss Piel

This past Thursday (6/24), NPR's Tiny Desk series, "Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf," showcased five more finalists, one of them being Piel. The YouTube live stream included discussion by Tiny Desk's Bob Boilen and World Cafe's Raina Douris. The Tiny Desk judges discuss Piel at some length on the live stream. It included one other band, a rapper, a yodeler and an R&B solo artist, so it was a diverse group of acts on the bill. Piel was the fourth act to be discussed. The Boilen-Douris tandem did a great job discussing the band, but it was Douris who took the reigns when [...]

Piel to Join the “Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf” Series

Jonathan Burkes (aka Jawnee), co-founder and bassist of Piel, had the instinct to throw the band's hat in the ring for this year's Tiny Desk contest. This led Piel to join the "Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf" series for 2020, selected by the contest's judges. The band will be discussed this Thursday June 25, noon Pacific/3pm Eastern. From an A&R perspective, there are very few acts that have the goods to go on to have a successful music career, but as a former NBA head coach once said about talent, "there's plenty to go around." Still, to make it this far in a [...]

The Invigorating Sounds of Piel

I was introduced to the invigorating sounds of Piel at a Hunnypot show in 2015. When I heard songs, such as “C.O.A.T” and “Babble On,” I was struck by the fact that I couldn’t easily categorize the band’s sound, which is a good thing. It had elements of rock, EDM and wisps of R&B – not a combination you hear very often. Still, the songs had a commercial radio quality to them, which could easily lead to surefire hits. I also thought to myself that this band should be signed to a label and marketed to modern rock radio. Not working with any [...]

2020-06-29T23:11:36+00:00June 10th, 2020|A&R, Cadium Music Publishing, Piel|0 Comments

Cadium Music Adds A&R to Its Services

For those who don’t know, my background is in A&R, both in the talent acquisition arena, as well as finding songs for artists. For years I have come across great talent, talent that had the potential to become national, if not global acts, only to watch them die on the vine, partially due to lack of exposure. Maybe I could have allotted a little more time to these acts, but as a publisher, my focus and attention was largely devoted to my writers. With this in mind, Cadium Music adds A&R tastemaker to its services. And the focus and attention of A&R will [...]

2020-06-10T05:07:55+00:00June 9th, 2020|A&R, Cadium Music Publishing, Tastemakers|0 Comments

Southbound 75 Signed to REG

Clockwise (top left): Bernard Porter of PCG, Bill McDermott, Mark Lorenzo, Vance Eskesen   Southbound 75 signed to REG (Roxy Entertainment Group). REG is Nashville producer, Bill McDermott's company. The alt country rockers have been working with McDermott (Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, George Strait), over the last year and resulting in the band's debut album Tales From The Black Swamp, to be released this summer. The lyric video to the band's debut single, "Not Ready to Say I'm Sorry Yet," is out now. The road to signing to REG was a long, but pleasant one. Spotted by Bernard Porter of PCG [...]

Rushing and Konrad Oldmoney Collaboration Coming Soon

When he's not auditioning or shooting a project, Chester Rushing is working on his musical endeavors. Lately, it's been collaborating with writer/producer, Konrad Oldmoney, resulting in the track "Don't You Worry," which will drop May 15 on all platforms. The Rushing and Konrad Oldmoney collaboration is sounding promising.

Southbound 75 Finish Florida State Fair with a Flurry

Some of the hardest work an act does is playing to live audiences. Everything from the planning and preparation for the show (or tour) to rehearsals and then there's the now and again setback to deal with. Since the second half of last year, Southbound 75 have been slowly growing into a consistent live act. Beginning with spot dates throughout Florida, to occasional callbacks to play some venues a second time (or more), to a residency in Key Largo for a few weeks. While playing every day (and multiple times a day) at this year's Florida State Fair, this is another step in [...]

2020 Opens with Cadium News and Buzz

Before 2020 got started, Ekoh and Lolife released new material. Lolife dropped "Liar," which has a surprisingly nice Level 42 vibe to it - complete with saxophone. Curtis Martin co-wrote the track. Also, Ekoh decided to squeeze in one more song before the end of 2019 with "Owe You Nothin'." Martin and Sean Kennedy co-wrote. On to 2020... Not long after the year began, Ekoh released "Peace," which features Ember. Due to the alacrity of Ekoh releases, the production credits have yet to be sorted out. Rob Endling, Sean Kennedy and Curtis Martin all had a hand in the track. CM Talkington's debut album has a [...]

Cadium Year-End Wrap for 2019

For Cadium Music, it was the year of finally working in the genre of Hip hop. For years, the focus has been mostly in rock and pop (the genres the company knows best), but due to the discovery of up and coming rapper, Ekoh, the path to the hip hop world opened. The three writers (and signed to Cadium this year) who write in hip hop (and work with the aforementioned Ekoh) are Sean Kennedy, Curtis Martin and Rob Endling. All three writers are also producers and quite fluent in most, if not all, aspects of recording. Kennedy writes beats and in addition [...]

2020-05-20T21:38:37+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Cadium Music Publishing, Uncategorized|0 Comments