Music for television, film, advertising and ipods
all tracks written and/or produced by JJ Appleton
The Size2Shoes album I produced, “Happy Songs” has been released online at Size2shoes | Happy Songs | CD Baby Music Store.
I’m really proud of this collection of recordings - please support them and download a copy.
I’ve recently been having conversations with all types of people, in many different facets of the music business.
A common theme is “it has shrunk, there’s just not that much money in it”. And that is hard to dispute.
Technology has shrunk, shanked and shrinked, the crap out of the music BUSiNESS- but not music itself.
What I am noticing is- what still works, and maybe is even in more demand than ever, is human connection.
The artists, composers, songwriters etc who seem to be surviving are masters (or in the process of mastering) human connection either through the communication of emotions and ideas through live performance, skillful composition, or personality.
If you want learn how to survive in the music business, but retain artistry through creativity, ideas and hard work I suggest reading Willie Dixon’s autobiography I am the Blues
Without Willie Dixon ther would have been no led zeppelin or rolling stones, or chess records or George thorogood or AC/dc. Maybe only half of Bob Dylan
He was a songwriter , singer, poet, producer, bass player, touring musician, record company owner, booking agency owner, recording engineer , father of more than 10 children and a whole lot more.
Whatever your current woes are- I’m sure at least some of them are real. But you’re not allowed to bitch about them until you’ve read this book.
Anyone who listens, pays for or pays any attention at all to your music Is a gift of the highest order. The people i see who are “successful” Do an awful lot of giving with their music. Through performance, teaching , helping others – using human connection. That coupled with social media is very powerful.
The line was designed by the world renowned, cutting edge designer, Dror. His innovative approach to design has revolutionized the way everyday products are put together in form and function, and he’s done so for huge companies from Target to Puma to Levi’s.
The films have no voiceover, so the challenge Erez and Dror gave me was to write music that captured the spirit of the design in a modern, artistic way while supporting, and at times pushing along, the picture. The music had to push the boundaries of “pop” music the way Dror’s designs push the design boundaries of everyday items.
Experience The Journey
See The Transformation
Erin Bowman music and news at JJ Appleton, Inc:
Picture of Tonight
ERIN BOWMAN AT U.S. RADIO!
ERIN BOWMAN IN MUSIC WEEK
ERIN BOWMAN LIVE IN LAS VEGAS
My very talented friend and director of the show, Eric Miclette is the creative force and brains behind the show.
you can hear the full length song here:
The song was co-written by Erin, me, Koki Saito, Rob “Neothaon3″ McGovern, Chris Classic & LD (lyrical dime)
produced by JJ Appleton, Koki Saito and Neothaon3