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GUITARIST BRAD NOAH LAYING DOWN TRACKS FOR HELLER RIDGE PROJECT

Nashville, TN-Heller Ridge project featuring songwriters, Jason Hollis and Kevin Herrick; brings in veteran guitarist, Brad Noah (ex-Disciple, Dixie Horsepower) to lay down lead and rhythm guitar tracks for the upcoming 10 song album.  “Brad was the first guy I thought of for this album because I’ve been friends with him for years but I’m also a huge fan of his amazing techniques on guitar! He always comes up with the greatest riffs and solos.  The songs on this album are now coming into focus the way I envisioned them to be in my mind.  It’s so exciting to see this project shaping up we just have final vocals and a few more pieces of the puzzle to finish so we can hopefully get this out later this fall.” says Jason Hollis.  The musicians  so far on the album are Jason Hollis Bass/Lead Vocals/BGV’s, Kevin Herrick Acoustic Guitars/Lead Vocals/BGV’s, Patrick Maley Drums, Brad Noah, Electric Guitars.  The engineering/mixing is being executed by Max Hardin a.k.a. T.B.H. “This album is coming together on so many levels and we have a lot of choices of sounds to put on here to really make it a great sounding record.  I’m so excited for everyone to hear it.” says Kevin HerrickHeller Ridge self-titled album will be available on CD and Vinyl as well as all streaming services to make it available to fans everywhere.   More news on the Heller Ridge album coming soon.  Just check back often to see updates.

JASON “J” HOLLIS GUESTS ON YES >GO PODCAST

Nashville, TN-Entertainment and Music Business Veteran, Jason “J” Hollis was the guest on the Business Speakers Radio Network new podcast program, “Yes > Go” with host, Coach A.M. Williams on April 24th at 5 PM EST.  Listen as J.Hollis discusses the past 28 years of experience in the music business.  How his faith has been tested with the ups and downs throughout the years.

MATT MAYER IN NASHVILLE

Dallas, TX-Songwriter, Producer, Rapper, Recording Artist, Matt Mayer has been hard at work on his upcoming debut album, American Survivor; he took time out to come get some work on the business side of things in Nashville.  “I came up to work with my business partner, Jason Hollis of Life-Line Worldwide; we are getting my publishing, PRO (Performing Rights Organization) at BMI, copyrighting my songs, networking with producers & industry guys, and getting everything set-up for the record” says Matt Mayer.  While in Nashville Matt really wanted to get to see the inner workings of the songwriting and business-side of how things get done.  “I really want to do things right as Hollis is always telling me; take the time to do it right don’t let the industry dictate how you do things.  At the end of the day I want to make relevant hip hop music that speaks to me and hopefully to millions of people the world-over.  I’m the kind of artist who is very meticulous about the lyrics and how that message comes across.  This trip has taught me a lot and I’m just excited to see where the music will take me” said Matt Mayer.  American Survivor the album will be arriving late 2017 stay tuned for details.

COPYRIGHT 101: NEVER STOP LEARNING!

Nashville, TN-Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Jason Hollis wanted to talk about something that he’s learning more about almost on a daily basis, Copyrighting your songs.  “I grew up in the 80’s and in the 90’s when I recorded music and toured for a living full-time and I had no idea what publishing, copyrighting, muchless how to read a contract.  Well, I’ve learned a lot since then and I wanted to share my findings” says Jason Hollis.  First, when copyrighting your songs go to the Library Of Congress website: www.loc.gov from there click on US Copyright Office which will take you to www.copyright.gov.  Next, click on Register a copyright and then click on Performing Arts Music, Lyrics, Sound Recordings, Scripts, and Stage Plays.  Once on this page it gives you a list of catagories that generally are used under Performing Arts.  Recently, Jason and his songwriting partner went to go  copyright ten new songs; after calling and researching on the website; they found that the  first step to take is to copyright the songs themselves by choosing the option of Works of Performing Arts or PA as most industry folks like to call it.  Secondly, if you are recording a project or album to put out as a physical or digital format you’ll need to go back in to protect the copyright of the “Sound Recording.” “This was news to me! I had never fully understood this portion of the copyright laws.  As soon as I learned about this portion of the business as a songwriter I knew that I had to share my newfound knowledge with others.  I just really want to share my findings along the way so that others behind me can learn. I’m sure that there’s a lot more that I’ll learn going forward and I want to caution you all; I’ve been in the music industry most of my life and I’m still learning new things all the time!  So never stop learning and I hope this sheds some light on Copyrighting songs.  God bless you all.” said Jason Holls.