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The Fruit of the Agony

Posted February 28, 2011 by in Management, Songwriting

Over the last several months I’ve been lucky to be a fly on the wall  watching Jason Gray, an artist on Centricity, and managed by our team at Eaglemont,  write for a new record.     With probably over 20 songs on the table,  we had the final meeting last week to select the 12 songs that [...]

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Hearing vs. Listening to music

Posted January 17, 2011 by in A&R, Songwriting

What does it mean to listen to music, … or a particular song? I mean, … we all listen to music  at some level in some setting. Whether it’s drowned out in the background of our our work, in the car with screaming kids, or cranked up in our headphones for a momentary departure, we [...]

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Contentment

Posted November 18, 2010 by in A&R, Booking, Management, Songwriting

The grass is always greener on the other side isn’t it? Whether it’s a job, a house, a car, a lifestyle, a career move, a bigger song, a greater platform, … the desire to obtain what we don’t have is extremely alluring. And as we all know, … when we acquire something, somehow it’s still [...]

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Hearing vs. Listening to music

Posted September 24, 2010 by in A&R, Radio, Songwriting

What does it mean to listen to music, … or a particular song? I mean, … we all listen to music  at some level in some setting. Whether it’s drowned out in the background of our our work, in the car with screaming kids, or cranked up in our headphones for a momentary departure, we [...]

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Over the past years it’s been said that music companies don’t develop artists anymore. That record labels don’t have the time, energy or money to invest into something that one day could be great. Some would argue that with the state of our industry still in flux, somehow the art of ‘development’ has been lost, [...]

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Not a typical day at the office for me today as I’m sitting on an airplane returning home from Dallas and the funeral of my dear brother in law. Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy but it’s especially difficult when it comes as a surprise to everyone. To say that our family [...]

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Merry Christmas!

Posted May 20, 2010 by in A&R, Songwriting

It’s been a crazy couple of months for me as I’ve been overseeing the Bethlehem Skyline Christmas project. It’s one thing to work on an artists record but another altogether when it’s a compilation of 9 different artists. And how do you make Christmas record that hasn’t been made before anyway? I mean, … aside [...]

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Ever wonder what makes a hit song a “hit?” Why does one song skyrocket while another one falters? What really constitutes a “HIT?” Years ago, if you even can remember watching American Bandstand on TV, there was a segment where they featured a new song and the audience would then rate how they liked it. [...]

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Hey everyone this is part two of my conversation with a few of our writers/artists.  I hope that this gives you some more insight into the creative process.  Check out our website at www.centricitypublishing.com for more info on our writers like that little plug ? 1. Do you complete every song idea you start? Or [...]

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Hey! This is Conor- I head up our Publishing dept. here at Centricity.  I find it such a blessing to work with talented men and women of God who are using their gifts to tell stories woven through music about their faith,pain,hopes,joy, and fears.  We thought it would be neat for you to see  in [...]

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