Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Loss of a Legend

The world lost a legend early this morning.  The Vocal Powerhouse that was Aretha Franklin lost her battle to illness.  She was surrounded by friends and family in her home.  She was 76.  One thing is for sure, her music will live on forever!


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Musician Interview with NuJ4X

Today I had the privilege of doing a quick twitterview with new musician NuJ4X (pronounced New Jacks).  Here is how it went:

@TeeJayToday:  Thank you so much for taking the time to answer a few questions, to get started, what are your musical inspirations?

@NuJ4X:  I’m inspired by artists such as Sam Sparro, LMFAO, and many others. However, I’d say my greatest inspiration would be Lady Gaga. I loved her early work with RedOne and she was at the forefront of the dance pop revolution which helped pave the way for so many others. Two other heroes I’d like to mention are Deadmau5 and Marshmello, even though my music video kind of pokes fun at them and their Twitter beef. It’s all in good fun though! 

@TJ: Why do you love music so much?

@Nu:  Wow, why do I love music so much? I don’t even know how to answer that! Music has always been a part of my life and it’s really the only thing that makes sense to me in this world. You know the feeling you get when you hear a really great song and it fills your chest up with that feeling. It’s like a euphoric mix of happiness, excitement, pride, and that feeling to just scream at the top of your lungs. I just love music and I just love the idea that I can labor over a song and it might cause those feelings in another human being! I could create someone’s favorite song they listen too to get them ready for work or school or the big game or even just life! That sort of thing really matters to me!

@TJ:  How would you describe your music to someone that hasn't been introduced to you yet?

@Nu:  I would describe my sound as a mixed bag of EDM (Electric Dance Music). I wake up sometimes and I’m like what would happen if....? I’ll mix trap with Melbourne bounce, throw some psytrance in there, decide it needs some rave, techno, House, future bass, and if it works then it works and if not, then I do something else! I don’t want to be a “progressive house” artist, or a “future bass” artist or a “DnB” artist. I just want to make EDM music, manipulate all the sub genres and make some new or unique sounding beats with all the hallmarks of EDM and it’s sub genres, but done in ways that you haven’t heard or thought of! I want you to hear a song and go “Who is that!?” And you’re like OH! Another NuJ4X classic! 

@TJ:  Love the new single, ‘Dab on them haterz’  and it’s video, but why the mask?

@Nu:  Why the mask, you ask? Well, I just really like the mask and why not? Plus, my dream is to be big and famous of course but I want to be able to go to Walmart and goof off with my wife and no one knows it’s me or cares that my wife and I are loud and obnoxious! My dream is to tour the world, rock shows, blow minds, and make people dance. But, when the shows are over and the music has stopped and the fun it put on pause, I want to be able to take my mask off and then no one cares about me and I can act silly with my wife! Plus I want to live in a normal neighborhood and not the McMansions of Hollywood! 

@TJ: What’s next for NuJ4X? 

@Nu:  Well I’m working on my debut album “DJ for teh Lulz” and I’m trying to collab with some people in my scene, outside my scene, way far left field and literally anyone I can! I just want to make music and be in the public eye and make a living off of it and entertain the fans! The fans are always priority number one and I never want to forget that!

I just want to thank NuJ4X for taking the time to answer a felony questions, below you will find a link to his newest video! 


As always look for me on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest happenings and stories! 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Best Week Ever


Chris Hemsworth is having the best week ever this month.  He currently is the star of the top 2 selling movies in the Apple itunes store (Thor: Rangnorak & 12 Strong) and has the #1 movie in theaters, Avengers: Infinity War.  Avengers in on track to break many cinematic records including largest opening weekend.  Chris Hemsworth is definitely not going anywhere either, he currently has 4 more movies in production, including a Men-in-Black Spin off, a Star Trek sequel, and another Avengers movie that will probably shatter more records, further cementing his star in Hollywood.  Please comment below with what your favorite Chris Hemsworth film is!




Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Artists you should know.....

Many years ago I had a TV show that aired on 2 Fox affiliate networks in West Texas.  During this time I had to reach out to publishers, agents, etc of artists just to get their permission to show their clients music videos on my show.  You would think that they would want you to play their clients work because it would spread awareness of the work, but as a small time player and only 400K viewers, it was tough work.  I came across Steve B at Visual Marketing and he was one of the best (along with Atlantic and Columbia Records) at sending me video content of various artists to showcase.  My audience loved it.  I don't have my tv show anymore but I still have some of my audience left that likes to read my post every now and then.  I recently caught up with Steve and here are the artists he is currently working with:

The Tommy Steele Band – Rockin’ Both Sides

Australia’s Tornadoes – Cowboy for a Night
VIDEO VIEWING URL:   https://youtu.be/9adDTVoiPB8

Chris Rowan – Swim In Your Heart
VIDEO VIEWING URL:   https://youtu.be/z-hxz4Su7A4

Blane Howard – Promise to Love Her                          
   This Song/Video is getting great response as the “First Dance” song at weddings

Marcum Stewart – As Long as You Love It

Shantell Ogden – The Road That Drives Me

Rod Black – Go Big or Go Home                                
     Rod is the former lead singer of the rock band, Jet Black Stare
VIDEO VIEWING URL:  https://youtu.be/nKAdwHmjWzw

Timothy Craig – You Got It

THESLIDERS.COM – The Electric Boogie Spanglish  (18 count line-dance)
VIDEO VIEWING URL:   https://youtu.be/gED6IsRZ5CU


Please give each of these videos a view and let me know on Twitter your favorite! @@Teejaytoday     

P.s. If you are interested in booking me for a show, drop me a DM. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Bruno Mars

 Bruno Mars is one of my favorite artists.  When his songs come on the radio or when I pop in a CD, I just can't but sing along!  Maybe the PR people will find a backstage VIP pass to the San Antonio show that will show up in my inbox! Lol!  Keep up the great work Bruno... If you have attended some of the shows, please let us know how much you loved it.

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER AND MULTI-PLATINUM SUPERSTAR
BRUNO MARS
TO BRING THE 24K MAGIC WORLD TOUR TO NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE IN 2017

– The Magic Starts on March 28 in Antwerp, Belgium with Over 85 Shows Lined Up Across Both Continents Through The End of 2017 –

– Massive World Tour, Produced By Live Nation, To Support Release Of Bruno Mars’ New Album,
24K Magic, Set For Release On November 18 On Atlantic Records –

– Tickets Go On Sale Monday, November 21 –

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic World Tour 2017 Admat

LOS ANGELES (November 15, 2016) – Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer/director/musician Bruno Mars, revealed details behind his massive upcoming global headline tour - The 24K Magic World Tour (pronounced twenty-four karat magic tour).  The magic will begin March 28 at Antwerp, Belgium’s Sportpalais and will travel throughout Europe through June with shows set in London, Paris, Madrid, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin and more.  The North American leg will follow kicking off July 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and then visit over 45 cities across the US and Canada before culminating with a four-night stand at The Forum in Los Angeles.  A full list of dates is below.  For complete details, please visit The 24K Magic World Tour official homepage.  Tickets for The 24K Magic World Tour, produced by Live Nation, go on sale on Monday, November 21.   

The 24K Magic World Tour celebrates Mars’ eagerly anticipated new album, 24K Magic (pronoun
ced twenty-four karat magic), set to arrive worldwide on Friday, November 18 on Atlantic Records. Pre-orders are available now via the Bruno Mars Official Store, with all pre-orders from the store receiving early access to tickets for The 24K Magic Tour.

The 24K Magic World Tour marks Mars’ first full-length tour since 2013’s hugely successful Moonshine Jungle World Tour, an international blockbuster that sold 2 million tickets worldwide across 155 sold-out dates.

Mars – currently featured on the cover of Rolling Stone – is set for a number of high profile TV appearances, beginning with a show-opening performance at the 2016 American Music Awards, airing live Sunday, November 20th. Mars will next perform at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing Monday, December 5th. The upcoming appearances follow Mars’ recent set on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, highlighted by performances of “24K Magic” and new album track, “Chunky.”


BRUNO MARS – THE 24K MAGIC WORLD TOUR
Europe
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Antwerp, BE
Sportpaleis
Friday, March 31, 2017
Lille, FR
Stade Pierre Mauroy
Monday, April 3, 2017
Madrid, ES
BarclayCard Center
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Lisbon, PT
MEO Arena
Friday, April 7, 2017
Barcelona, ES
Palau Sant Jordi
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Montpellier, FR
Montpellier Arena
Monday, April 10, 2017
Cologne, DE
Lanxess Arena
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Glasgow, UK
SSE Hydro
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Liverpool, UK
Echo Arena
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
London, UK
O2 Arena
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
London, UK
O2 Arena
Monday, April 24, 2017
Birmingham, UK
BarclayCard Arena
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Nottingham, UK
Motorpoint Arena
Dublin, IE
3Arena
Manchester, UK
Manchester Arena
Leeds, UK
First Direct Arena
Sheffield, UK
Sheffield Arena
Amsterdam, NL
Ziggo Dome
Zurich, CH
Hallenstadion
Munich, DE
Olympiahalle
Hamburg, DE
Barclaycard Arena
Copenhagen, DK
Royal Arena
Stockholm, SE
Ericsson Globe Arena
Helsinki, FI
Hartwall Arena
Oslo, NO
Telenor
Berlin, DE
Mercedes Benz Arena
Frankfurt, DE
Festhalle
Vienna, AT
Stadthalle
Paris, FR
Accorhotels Arena
Lyon, FR
Halle Tony Garnier
Bologna, IT
Unipol Arena
Geneva, CH
Arena Geneva
Milan, IT
Forum


North America
Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena
Sacramento, CA
Golden 1 Center
San Jose, CA
SAP Center
Portland, OR
Moda Center
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena
Edmonton, AB
Rogers Place
Winnipeg, MB
MTS Centre
Fargo, ND
Fargo Dome
St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center
Lincoln, NE
Pinacle Bank Arena
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
Detroit, MI
Palace of Auburn Hills
Indianapolis, IN
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena
Chicago, IL
United Center
Chicago, IL
United Center
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Arena
Quebec City, QC
Centre Videotron
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Charlotte, NC
Spectrum Center
Memphis, TN
FedEx Forum
Louisville, KY
KFC Yum! Center
Columbus, OH
Schottenstein Center
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center
Buffalo, NY
KeyBank Center
Washington, DC
Verizon Center
Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center
Uniondale, NY
Nassau Coliseum
Boston, MA
TD Garden
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center
Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena
Orlando, FL
Amway Center
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
BB&T Center
Miami, FL
American Airlines Arena
Tampa, FL
Amalie Arena
New Orleans, LA
Smoothie King Center
Little Rock, AR
Verizon Arena
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
Fresno, CA
Save Mart Center
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum


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About Bruno Mars:
A multiple GRAMMY® Award winner and 20 time GRAMMY® nominee, Bruno Mars has sold over 170 million singles worldwide and over 26 million albums worldwide, affirming him one of the best-selling artists of all time. The critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, director, musician recently dominated charts with the worldwide smash single, “Uptown Funk.” The RIAA diamond certified smash made history as the longest-leading Billboard “Hot 100” single of the 2010s, and is only the 10th single in the chart’s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at #1. “Uptown Funk” has received a number of honors, among them three 2016 GRAMMY® Awards, including the coveted “Record of the Year” award. In addition, the “Uptown Funk” companion video received the 2016 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Male Video.”

Mars returned to the Super Bowl Halftime stage this past February to perform alongside BeyoncĂ© and Coldplay. Mars’ historic 2014 performance made NFL history as the second most watched Super Bowl Halftime Show ever, earning a record-breaking total viewership of over 115.3 million, all while being the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole Super Bowl Halftime headliner. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” #1 singles faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Bruno Mars has now massed an incredible catalog of 35 “Hot 100” hits to date.

About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

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