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Great Songs You Might Not Have Heard Of

Cadium Music Publishing has added an additional playlist to its Spotify account. Titled, Great Songs You Might Not Have Heard Of, the list shines a light on non-Cadium tracks that haven't received the attention they deserve. The obvious question is why would Cadium do that? While Cadium is proud of its writer roster and always wants more people to be exposed to the many great songs in its catalog, there is never enough great material being exposed to consumers. (How many times do we complain about some of the mediocre music on the airwaves?) Another reason is that this list can serve to [...]

2022-11-14T21:12:19+00:00November 14th, 2022|A&R, Cadium Music Publishing, Playlists|0 Comments

Michael James and Jaimeson Durr Have Mixed Two songs in Dolby Atmos for Sammy Hagar

Michael James and Jaimeson Durr have mixed two songs in Dolby Atmos for Sammy Hagar. More specifically, the mixes are for Sammy's band, Sammy Hagar and the Circle and their upcoming album, Crazy Times. The two tracks are "2021" and "Father Time (Acoustic)." Crazy Times comes out Friday (September 30). Before we get into the details of Michael's work on the project, a quick review of what Dolby Atmos is and why it matters. The Dolby Atmos Story Dolby Atmos is what is termed as immersive audio. This means that in addition to the surround sound experience, which allows the listener to receive [...]

The Lack of Song Quality in Today’s Rock Acts

Gene Simmons continues to claim that rock is dead. The ongoing dialogue by Simmons and others on this topic fascinates me, because the lack of song quality in today's rock acts rarely, if ever, enters the          conversation in this debate. In an article in Metal Injection by Greg Kennelty, Kennelty takes on Simmons' point of view on the life or death matter, and while I don't believe that fans killed the genre due to streaming, a Simmons opinion, some subscribers to Metal Injection offered their reason for the lack of dominance in the genre. While I respect some of [...]

Cadium Music’s 2021 Year-End Wrap and What’s Next

Admittedly, this post should have come earlier in the quarter. Instead of a close look at what transpired over the last few months, this piece has morphed into becoming Cadium Music's 2021 Year-End Wrap. The year got off to a fast start with the signing of writer and Rikets frontman, Scott Rose. COVID-19, however, continued to interrupt the creative process and the production of the new Rikets album, which included potential collaborations with Mark Lorenzo, got shelved. Southbound 75 Continue to Rise Southbound 75, continued to build its base in south Florida and finally released Tales from the Black Swamp through Bad Jeu [...]

Piel Has a Release Date

After some jockeying around to find a time to put out the record, Piel have a release date and it's December 10. The album is A.K.A. Ma. Piel signed to Birs Recordings earlier this year. The New York label is known for releasing records on 180 gram, high-quality vinyl. In the ensuing days and weeks after the signing announcement, it was assumed by many involved that the release date would easily be scheduled for this year, but with the heavy demand for vinyl, the pressing plant contracted by the label wasn't even sure it would be able to press the records by the [...]

2021-10-04T05:38:58+00:00October 4th, 2021|Piel, Uncategorized, upcoming release|1 Comment

Piel Signed to Birs Recordings

About a year ago, I decided to add an A&R/tastemaker service to the Cadium operation. The first act I decided to champion was Los Angeles band, Piel. After a few diversions along the way, I'm happy to say that Piel signed to Birs Recordings. The record, which is actually a six-song EP, has been completed and should be released in the fall. Shortly after announcing the A&R service in June of last year, I wrote about Piel and the hope that the band would release new material in 2020, but that didn't happen. What happened was COVID. Deal Tabled, Then Revived In September [...]

Vegan Vulcan Music strikes a Deal with Cadium

Client, Michael James, has a few developments happening on his end and among them, an administration deal between his newly minted publishing company, Vegan Vulcan Music and Cadium Music. As Vegan Vulcan Music strikes a deal with Cadium, the belief is that it should lead to more opportunities for VVM's future roster. Publishing and Records James has completed a new album and intends to grow VVM through the various co-writes he has on it. The new album will be called Shelter In Place. Shelter In Place features special guests and showcases some new and developing talent that James selected. The album does not [...]

Godsize Records strikes a deal with Intercept Music

Godsize Records strikes a deal with Intercept Music. The news came last week, amid discussions between the two companies that had been ongoing for several weeks. The deal between Intercept and Godsize creates a boost to multiple rock acts, including Rikets. The Cleveland-based group is led by Cadium Music writer, Scott Rose. Intercept is an established software and services company. Godsize, which focuses on Hard Rock and Metal, offers label, management and booking services. The integration of the two companies will result in music services from A&R, artist development, marketing, distribution and more. The History of Rikets Rikets, which included members of Nonpoint, [...]

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