Grammy Nominated Producer

Add Grammy Nomination to the list! Best Song Written for Visual Media: Justin Bieber's "Born to Be Somebody" from his movie "Never Say Never" written by Diane Warren. Produced by Jan Smith and Brandon 'Blue' Hamilton.

sessions ep 4:  Lloyd
Dec 27, 2015 | No Comments

sessions ep 4: Lloyd

It’s been a while, but I’m back the “Sessions” Blogs. So here we go…. I walk into 11th Street Studios with my guitar in my hand and my bass strapped across my back. I tell them I’m here for a session with StreetLove and Lloyd. I walk into the A room and I see Jasper […]

sessions ep 6: August Alsina
Nov 29, 2015 | No Comments

sessions ep 6: August Alsina

So this one is a nice lil throwback to 2013! August and I met each other way back when he was 16 through his (soon to be) manager.  We met again later after he got his first big management contract and he was a total pro in terms of attitude.  We spent a lot of […]

The Free vs Not Free music battle (raging on for over 10yrs)
Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

The Free vs Not Free music battle (raging on for over 10yrs)

So there’s still this ongoing battle over the price of music, free music, ‘illegal’ downloading, and etc. EVERYONE is trying to figure this out still. (see links) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lcj6z http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2013/12/02/artistspiracy http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8267142.stm http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Artists-blast-record-companies-over-lawsuits-2590112.php http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/74027/top-artists-join-fight-against-illegal-downloads http://www.oregonlive.com/music/index.ssf/2014/07/spotify_broken_math_streaming_artists.html *First of all, it’s hard for any society to feel like they’re breaking peoples’ pockets when (from the general media perspective)those people […]