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JASON HOLLIS: MUSICIAN IN NASHVILLE

J Hollis Musician Web VersionNashville, TN-Life-Line Worldwide Owner, Jason Hollis has been a professional musician since the mid-eighties and has traveled all over the world playing entertaining music lovers with bands and artists in Rock, Country, Gospel, R&B, Pop, and Praise & Worship genres of music.  Jason Hollis has been working playing sessions and live music as a Bass Player and Vocalist for the last 24 years in Nashville, TN.  As he continues his journey as a musician, Jason has also been a Songwriter for decades with Top 10 & Top 20 hits under his belt in Christian Music he now looks to doing the same in many different genres.  Currently, he is working with fellow songwriter, Kevin Herrick on Country songs to pitch to different artists as well as playing locally to keep things in perspective.  “I’ve really grown to love writing songs with Kevin because we have this unique chemistry together that I’ve never had with anyone before; we really compliment each other and whether it’s the melody or the lyrics we work until the song is just right and the storyline conveys what we indended it to be,”  says Jason Hollis.  When asked about writing in Nashville Jason had this to say,”Nashville is maybe the greatest city to be a songwrter in because there is such diversity and it’s been changing so much over the last decade;  everything is here now not just Country Music even though it is still the constant driving force here.  I enjoy wrting here because you can write with anyone from multiple genres because everything is here now from Hip Hop to Metal to Country it’s amazing!  I have worked as an A&R guy independently with Hip Hop, Gospel, and Rock music for years now because I can get on the phone and call musicians, producers, etc. who are professionals in those genres to make great records.  Also, Atlanta, St. Louis, Memphis, and Louisville, are not far away to collaborate with other musicians; so it really works well for the working musician.” If you want to hire Jason Hollis as a musician for session work or a live musician on your tour go to the contact page on the Life-Line Worldwide website.

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.