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LIFE-LINE WORLDWIDE MUSIC PUBLISHING: SONGWRITING 101

Presentation1 (2)Nashville, TN-Jason Hollis the owner of Life-Line Worldwide Music Publishing through BMI has been hard at work on a new batch of songs in a wide-range of genres from Country, Pop, Rock, R&B, and Praise & Worship.  “My new approach is starting to work; I usually demo out my songs on guitar or keyboard and record them on a digital recording device.  Then, head to Red Room Studios to record a basic acoustic track to check the song structure from top to bottom mainly to make adjustments of exactly what I’m hearing in my head.  I usually take a bit of time to listen over and over to the song to make sure that I like the lyrics, hook, the story-line, and is it a “hit” in my mind?”  I also make sure to listen to everything that’s current out there if it’s Indie or Top 40 not to compare but to make sure that my music isn’t dated-sounding.   For instance, when I’m working on an R&B or a Pop song I usually create a rough beat to play to so I get the groove that’s in my head and it makes it a lot easier  to create.  I had a good friend tell me that if you’re not writing everyday in some form or fashion then you’re not a real songwriter.  I took that to heart and now have begun to really push harder and hone my creative process to go farther than I ever have before.

LIFE-LINE WORLDWIDE GOES TO AFRICA JUNE 2ND-13TH 2014!!

llww-new-webimage001 (2)Nashville, TN-Music Business veteran, missions minister, and owner of Life-Line Worldwide, Jason Hollis is heading back to Africa for a trip that is going to be nothing less than epic!  “This trip we will be doing something revolutionary, we are partnering with some amazing ministries and businessmen from Africa Vision Foundation, Central South Distribution, Long Miles Coffee Project, Soli Deo Ventures and more.  What is happening is we are beginning a process to distribute coffee to America to retail stores, churches, coffee houses, or anywhere we can get this amazing product out to coffee fanatics!   The other side of this amazing venture is that we want to give a huge amount of money back to the countries where we source the coffee because for far too long farmers have been paid very little to support their families.  We want to create a new business model so that the people of Africa become self-sustainable and are paid well for their work” says Jason Hollis.  On the ground the team will go to the farms and see from crop to cup the entrire process of making the coffee including seeing the washing stations and the planting of the trees themselves.  This will be a new way of mixing ministry, business, and distribution for the coming generations.