Never have I been so impressed with an app as I have been with Music Maker Jam.
Artists have a unique opportunity to express their unique capabilities in the performing arts. Being able to mix a sound developed by someone else in order to create something new. Or just creating your own unique sound to express your vibe to the world through your love of music.
This is not a music review… Its a music appreciation write up!
I appreciate the fact that anyone and everyone can show their talents via technology today…
I appreciate the fact that you don’t have to know how to sing or carry a tune as long as believe in yourself and enjoy the music you create and those created by your musically inclined peers.
I appreciate that as every generation passes, new and creative ways are developed and implemented on how to make your own music.
There’s a lot multitude of things that I’m certainly glad they have right now.
Just like heaven on earth, we can enjoy the fruits of our labor hardly without consequence unless you don’t give credit where credit is due. In other words, if you don’t recognize the original person whose music you’re using to make your sound.
In all cases, being recognized helps build strong relationships and shows that we truly are a family… In the music industry… When we show our appreciation to one another by listening to, downloading or sharing our work and the work of others.
Oh… Don’t forget that, “Liking” and “Commenting” are crucial… Providing constructive feedback, even if its not your type of music or not what you want to hear helps a lot too. Just leave a comment.
It doesn’t have to be words either… If you’re pressed for time, an emoji or two will do. Yes… An emoji is another technological advancement that I appreciate. Why? Because they save me a whole lot of time And they can express a variety of feelings and thoughts.
Listening to music can sooth you… It can calm you calm when feeling anxious or can put you to in a relaxed state if being in order for you to fall asleep, peacefully.
I appreciate music, period… All genres and types and you should too.
It is said that “Music soothes the savage beast.” I think it meant instrumentals when this quote was written that is.
Lyrics are good, when they have meaning or when they tell a story. Other than that some lyrics are way too explicit or simply, don’t make sense…
These days, they don’t Have to make sense… If it sounds good, people will enjoy it or better yet, it can be sold… Or used in something totally cool like a television commercial or a movie for example.
I appreciate the fact that you don’t have to have your song played on a popular radio station. There are thousands if not millions of online radio stations that will be more than happy to broadcast your music and give you a spin or two or three… Or more.
I enjoy searching for and listening to the New Artists however. Like the artists up above. She Rocks!!! So do all the artists on Music Maker Jam and Loudly…(Loudly is a partnership of Music Maker Jam.)
They have taken it a step farther by allowing artists to perform their music live and I love it!
If there was a savage beasts, it will be far away in La La Land, singing along to songs on repeat its just that amazing.
I’m not telling you to go download the app and try it for yourself, ( unless you want), I’m saying that if you love music, you will appreciate it more by exploring a variety of music.
With that said, after you watch and listen to this video, go ahead and watch the rest of those artists in the playlists. I’m sure that some of them will impress you as they have impressed me.
I joined Number One Music during the first quarter of 2018, I uploaded three of my early tracks, (the first one was a beat that I purchased from another producer, (Beatsbylekz Productions ). The other two were creations of my own. I’ll tell you how I made these two songs but for right now. Which have over 1 million views?
I would like to tell you how and why I chose music as my first love and why no matter what I do, I keep making music and sharing music. I always say that Stevie Wonder said it best when he sang in his hit single Jam Master, ” Music is a world within itself, it’s a language we all understand. With an equal opportunity, for all to sing, dance and clap their hands.”
Yes, music is magical and it keeps people going.
I come from a musical family. Jamaican reggae, blues, and jazz on my father’s side and on my mother’s Guyanese side, Calypso, Soca, rock, soul, and RnB background.
My parents made sure my siblings and I were musically active at home as well as at school. They encouraged us to compete in talent shows and such. Showing us how to be on stage. Whether they were dancing, singing or instrumental recitals. We were in it or we did it.
As time went Circumstances caused me to divert from that role of the entertainment industry to raise a family instead.
30 Year’s later, I have come full circle to realize that if I would have doesn’t even count here. I’m Baaaack! So besides writing, I also make music. I play the piano, I’m not really that good but I Can play anything I hear, a skill most musicians pride themselves with.
With the advancing use of today’s App technology, you don’t have to have any particular skills to make good music. You only need to love what you’re doing to create the perfect groovybeats and sounds to dance to or to rap to. Even to make music videos too.
Anyway, on November 17th, 2018, I started a station Linda Dawkins 1 Radio on Sound Cloud. Where you can listen to all of the music from new artists who have entrusted their music to me, in order to promote their efforts simultaneously.
Myself included, as you will see when you visit the station. The very first song is mine… Called No Problems after that, it’s a glorious mix of a variety of music. “A world within itself”. Check it out at the link above!
But That wasn’t where I stopped. I began to research other Apps from which I can enjoy the full experience of music making without having access to a studio and studio equipment.
Enter Music Maker Jam MMJ for short. I stumbled across it while browsing my Google Play Store.
I wrote about my early experiences with that app a few weeks ago. I was doing an App review. You can find that here on this blog.
There, I created 20 re-mixes in my first week using the app.
“Baby” by Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production
Here’s another one.
The Human Race Game- Boss Fight By Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production
Then there’s this one too, one of my favorites and voted favorite out of my collections, from my Jam Community peers. I know it’s favorite because of the number of comments that I received called Day Dream.
Day Dream By Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production
There are 17 more songs all of them mixes or remixes. And I’m not done yet…
My reasons for producing music and promoting music were explained in the beginning. The purpose of this article is to inform my readers, that I will be writing music reviews again.
I will also be making music of my own.
Here is the complete list of musical projects that I have created within the Jam Community Platform and Playground.
Mavera Remix by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production
Bullet-Solid Maybe Squad by Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production
Good Vibes Only Remix by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production
Confused by Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production
As with most music that remixes are made from I must state that I do not own the rights to the music that I created on the Jam Community forum. The only stipulation is if the music that I used is Royalty Free. Then that’s a different story and I haven’t bought any Royalty Free music as of yet.
Here are some more!
Deep Talk Remix by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production
Mega Remix SMS by Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production
When I See You by Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production
Sorry Not Sorry Getting Perspective by Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production
Solid Maybe Squad Mega Mix by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production
Let Go Remix Solid Maybe Squad by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production
Solid Maybe Squad White Boi Remix by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production
You Quit First by Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production
This one was my third attempt at combining the genres dubstep and trance. I think it came out pretty good! music.
The following track was the first time remixing various sounds and experimenting with the Music Maker Jam App itsmany options and support from its awesome talented member producers and aspiring DJ’s and future stars of the recording industry. Myself included.
Jam X RL GRIME One Remix 1 by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production
DAB BLZZ by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production
This one was my very first try at using the MMJ app last October I called DAB BLZZ, Its the anagram of the names of each of my grandchildren’s first initials. Jaleeyah, Kenji, Davion, Alejandra, Byron, Bremont, Leon, Zai’er and Zaylee.
That just goes to show that it’s not only young folks that enjoy creating awesome content, but old folks can do it too!
I’m just hoping that they, (my grandbabies), will grow up to want to carry granny’s mantel and have a desire to go the distance like I’m going too.
How I Began Writing Professional Music Reviews
In 2015, I was approached on Twitter by Randy Morano, (founder), who was in need of a writer that can review hip-hop and rap music and that lived in the United States.
I was looking for a legitimate online writing gig and I got what I was looking for. He sent me an example, advised me to write no less than 300 words and it was great from there. I was given many assignments. Some single tracks, some albums and was getting paid $5 per review.
That was great! The reviews were coming in as fast as I completed them. At first, I was writing several hundred words per review, depending on the contents of the song and how much research I had to do in order to gather as much information on the artist that I can.
It was great to work But then suddenly the reviews slowed down and I wasn’t getting as many as I expected. Probably because I began to get lazy. Writing exactly 300 words in Some reviews and in others, a lot more.
Bottom line, I wasn’t consistent with my work ethics and made lots of typographical errors. It’s alright though because I have written a lot of reviews, so many that Although I am presently not physically writing for Exposed Vocals. I have done plenty of work in which I am still listed as a CEO of MiGorda Entertainment Editorial Servicesfor a company that I am still in the process of developing. But I need writers and money to pay them with.