Listen to New Music by Linda Dawkins
As most of you know, I have a lot of interests which include writing music reviews and promoting new and upcoming recording artists and their talent.
Not only is writing music reviews but I produce my own music too. I’m a Disc Jockey, or DJ as well. Why? Because music is my first love, blogging is my second love.
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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 groovy beats 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 its many 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 Services for a company that I am still in the process of developing. But I need writers and money to pay them with.
Some of my Exposed Vocals music reviews even got reviewed!!! MDNGHT Music Review on Radikal Records News
Here are a few of my Exposed Vocals Music Reviews.
Well, that about wraps up the work that I have completed as a staff member of Exposed Vocals.
I have actually say that my reviewer skills have definitely improved since these.
I will be writing More music reviews. I have been working on building a pretty extensive client list on my Facebook page Linda Dawkins: Underground, Unsigned & Unheard Music Reviews. There, new recording artists, all genre types share their new music and get support from their peers.
I would like to encourage any new recording artist to leave the link to your music in the comment section below and I can give you some constructive feedback!
If you’ve enjoyed this article, please be sure to leave a comment, I am always happy to respond to the inquisitive!
Thank you for visiting my blog!