Spreading Love with @gibsonguitar @indiejamsla @narip @planetla_records

Mark Nguyen from Planet LA records in conjunction with NARIP hosted an inspirational event to bring Artists, Musicians, Songwriters, local brands together at the Gibson Guitar Center.  

Gibson artist Anahita Sky headlined the live performance, followed by Dani W and Mary Bee who shared a song and announced the #Ukeladies Tour in Hawaii which will begin early September 2017. Join Dani W‘s mailing list for more updates. 

Follow them online for more charitable events, partnerships and collaborative events to come.

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“Better and Better” Music Video BTS

It’s almost time for the official release.  If you missed the behind the scenes trailer, watch below. 

Keep it locked right here at https://m.facebook.com/daniellewcarter and make sure your email filters are open to receiving the link from the official website mailing list.


Photo credits: John Kim and Megan Carroll

“Better and Better” Official Music Video Release

We look behind the curtains this week as the official video release of “Better and Better” drops this Sunday at sunset. 

The song “Better and Better” is from the newly released Dani W “Invincible” EP now available on @itunes @spotify @amazonmusic and all the usual suspects.  

Dani and surprise members of the cast are scheduled to go live before the video release to introduce the video on Facebook. Tune in around 5:30/6PM PST at Danielle W Carter music Facebook page before the video releases online.  

The video is based on a true story.  The rest you’ll have to wait and see….

Follow here and join the mailing on the official website for updates and the links to official music videos as they’re released: https://m.facebook.com/daniellewcarter

Full video credits will be available upon release.  Photo credit to John Kim for the behind the scenes images below.


Michelle Obama on SOUL MUSIC and on BEING GREAT! (Message from THE WHITE HOUSE)

“Embrace whatever makes you unique, even if it makes other people uncomfortable….Take some risks…Work your butt off…work it until your butt comes off.” – Michelle Obama

The White House gets down too! The First Lady shares stories of Melissa Etheridge, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monae and more people who bare their soul.

Have a beautiful week!

Love,

Dani W Crew 🙂
Performing Artist/Songwriter

#DaniW Project is underway. To join the team making the album with exclusive behind the scenes content, visit us online at http://www.danielleWcarter.com.

Behind the Curtains with Katy Perry, Big Sean, Brandy Clark…

Enjoy this recap of an all star cast seminar below!

Plus, Let’s Get Together Again!  Save the Dates:

I’ll sing if you dance!  More at www.daniellewcarter.com

ASCAP “I CREATE MUSIC” EXPO 2013:  Behind the Curtains

Were you at the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo this year?  One-on-one listening and feedback sessions with industry executives, peer-to-peer networking, awareness of imperative regulatory lobbying on Capitol Hill and a solid lineup of acclaimed panelists made for an informative and eventful conference.  If you missed it, you can still purchase the online access to the recorded panels through the ASCAP website.

During the Expo, we heard from accomplished A&R executives such as Tina Davis, who discovered Chris Brown, as well as from artists and producers like Stargate, Ne-yo, Katy Perry, Jill Scott and Big Sean.  Some panelists who represented major international publishers even provided their contact information and were seeking song submissions.  Award winning international songwriters graced the panels to recount golden nuggets from their respective career paths.

An overarching theme of advice was to stay focused no matter what; keep developing your authenticity as a writer, artist, producer, or musician so that your songs stand alone and speak for themselves.  As you do so, the dots will continue to connect and shape your career path as you remain open to opportunities and fine tune your instincts.  Each milestone you reach prepares you for the next.

Many attendees enjoyed the interactive co-writing session hosted by artist/songwriter Priscilla Renea, whom ASCAP reported:  wowed last year’s EXPO by performing some of her biggest songs at the closing Writers Jam: “California King Bed” (Rihanna), “Who Says” (Selena Gomez) and “Love Spent” (Madonna).

During Priscilla’s session, attending songwriters gathered in a large conference room and were placed into separate writing teams.  Each group was given the same instrumental track and a limited amount of time to write the best verse possible.  When the writing time ended, each team had the opportunity to present their melody and lyrics on stage.

Priscilla selected the best two verses in the room and recorded them live.  At the end of the session, the entire room listened proudly to the freshly recorded song.  ASCAP has found this to be a way to engage their attendees and to enrich their experiences.  Going forward, this could be an opportunity to not only add value for attendees, but also to leverage their talent through more interactive workshops.

A special feature of the Expo is the final Songwriter’s showcase called “The Writers Jam”.  This year, talent included Stacy Barthe, Brandy Clark, Brett James, and Tom Higgenson from Plain White T’s.  Each artist/songwriter delivered compelling songs one-by-one, in the round, Nashville style.

One showcase favorite at “The Writers Jam” was Brandy Clark, whose descriptive Country lyrics moved many dry eyes to tears.  She gave very little introduction to her songs, demonstrating the principle of “Show, Don’t Tell.”  Overall, the talented lineup of songwriters shared the power of great songs, reminding us why we love what we do.

Songsalive! Put Me In the Spotlight

What an honor! I am Songsalive!’s featured member! They just released a special interview and song review which gets up close and personal. Find details below!

Songsalive! was founded by Gilli Moon and is the largest international non profit that supports and helps promote songwriters; providing access to more opportunities. The first chapter began in Australia.

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SINGLE REVIEW

“Danielle Carter’s latest single, “Don’t Torture Yourself (Enough)” is described as ambient soul, and the moniker fits.”

…read on

Read the entire Single Review by Songsalive! in the Songsalive! Pro Member Spotlight blog or at http://www.songsalive.org/pt/Pro-Member-Spotlight-Danielle-Carter.3-10-2013/blog.htm

Interview excerpt: What are your views about where the music industry is heading in your community, or on a global level?:

“I am learning and discovering where the music industry is headed every day. Overall, we have trended toward a high tech and high touch society. We’ve seen a wealth of creativity through the web–such as virtual concerts and youtube artist sensations–which present more alternatives to major label deals…As media continues to broaden the access to local music on a global scale, the craving for authenticity and raw talent grows stronger. ”

Read on the Songsalive! Blog Spotlight blog

Also featured on my site and the Songsalive! home page

Enjoy the full interview. I love it when you comment. Please feel free to comment on my home page.

Also, new episode of “From the ground up: Life of an indie artist” episode 9 was released today. Find out what made this week so crazy!

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Strange Is Interesting: Perro Del Mar’s Unique Concept. She was a boy…

There’s something about simplicity that is captivating. It makes me ask more questions than something that’s spelled out in black and white.

Today a simple new video intrigues me. Let me know what you think this is about.

When I watched it and thought about the concept of “I was a boy before you came,” I thought of a special breed of women. The kind (like me) who didn’t fantasize about picket white fences, weddings and having babies since I was little. Maybe that’s strange, or maybe I’m not the only one?

While I’m all for the beautiful union of two souls, what truly gets me sentimental is the idea of meeting someone who is SO amazing that I would absolutely want to bring more of that person, with their values and generous qualities, into this world. That’s how selective and powerful I think choosing a spouse can be.

Hats off to the person who can, or perhaps has already, truly turned your heart you from your solo life into a life of lasting partnership sharing love, trust and happiness.

All these thoughts spawned from a little video. Watch and tell me…where does your mind wonder?

Perro Del Mar’s New Video “I Was A Boy”

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