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Mr. Neal by Step 2 Calvary

The record label Divers Music Inc release Mr. Neal's New song called "Step 2 Calvary". (https://lnkfi.re/PKJG5Ol9 ) Please review the songs and let us know your thoughts on this hot new release.

 

Mr. Neal response to interview questions!

What first got you into music?

I grew up on Andrae Crouch, Jesse Dixon, Danielle Hall, and Walter Hawkins. But it wasn't until I heard Donn Thomas, who is now my mentor, that I began my career.

Who inspired you to make music?

Donn Thomas

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

Universal and Positive

What is your creative process like?

It sounds crazy, but God gives me songs when I wash dishes.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?

The Minnesota Orchestra

What is one message you would give to your fans?

This is not an individual SPRINT or a MARATHON. It's a relay, and you're the ANCHOR. Your turn is coming. DON"T QUIT!!

What is the most useless talent you have?

Not sure.

Do you sing in the shower? What songs?

Step to Calvary

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

I’m doing everything I dream of doing. My degree is in Design & Advertising. I am currently a Marketing Manager.

Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you

Internationally. My favorite place so far was Canada. The least favorite is any place of worship with a bunch of religious rules that point to a man and not God.

Have any upcoming shows?

In the works considering our current social situation.

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

It has weakened the ability to make a modest living & has made it convoluted by saturating it with clutter thus blocking out the sun.

What is your favorite song to perform?

Step 2 Calvary

Which famous musicians do you admire?

Donn Thomas, Andrae Crouch, Bobby Caldwell, Peabo Bryson, Luther Vandross, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Kevon Edmonds, Gavin Christopher, Gary Oliver...just to name a few.

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

Not giving my mother all her change back after going to the store and lying about it...didn't end well for me.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Get a lawyer to read the CONTRACT!!!!!

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

Put more control in the ARTIST's hands.

What’s next for you?

Continue to share STEP 2 CALVARY, then wash some more dishes to see what's next.

Timothy Pauls' new song LIVIN COVID-19

Timothy Paul has loved music since he was a child. He found an old guitar in the trash when he was 6 and begin playing. Timothy was inspired by great artists like Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, and George Benson. He loves creating music that moves your soul. He can hear a sound and become inspired to make music from it. He would love to collaborate with Alicea Keys, Jayz, and others like Kanye. If he could open a show it would be great to open a show for Alicea Keys. The message he wants to share with his fans is music can change people because it can change our feelings. His most useless talent is his music composing gift.

 

Timothy Paul currently works with many community organizations promoting social and economic change. He has performed mostly at festivals and church concerts. The internet has helped launch my music career from his latest video. Timothy received much streaming across social media platforms. His favorite song to perform is Cherie Amour by Stevie Wonder. He admires George Benson and Kenny G.

The most trouble he has ever got into was fighting against a giant casino operator trying to put a casino in a distressed neighborhood. Timothy was frowned upon by individuals who do not understand the effect a casino can have on an urban community. He learned that the key to taking on challenges like this is the negotiate and bridle his words before speaking out on certain issues. The best advice given to me was never to allow anyone to stifle your dreams. He is already in the studio writing new music. He wants his music to bridge race and generations.

 Biography:

Timothy Paul, a native of Springfield, MA, is a veteran community leader with over 37 years of service providing leadership to non-profit organizations and formally recognized around the country and by both the   City of   Springfield and the   Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is President of New England Partners in Faith and is currently serving in his third term as president of the Council of Churches of Western Massachusetts.

Timothy  Paul is a gifted speaker, songwriter  and musician with several completed music projects. He aims to produce music that touches your soul.

Timothy  Paul also serves as  Pastor of  The Christian Cathedral in Springfield, MA, and president of Epiphany  Development Corporation which completed a $14 million  Holiday Inn Express hotel,  downtown Springfield, MA. which created over 250 construction and permanent jobs.

The recent LIVIN COVID-19 Song was produced after a video of Timothy  Paul singing goes viral with nearly  10 million views across social media. Timothy  Paul released his latest song and video to touch lives during the corona pandemic.

Love Won't Stop by Adrian Davis

Adrian Davis's new song "Love won't stop" is doing well. The radio DJ's are loving the song. Once the COVID-19 is over this song is ideal for the clubs. Listen to the song below and let us know your thoughts on this hot new single.

What the artist had to say:

What first got you into music?

I started singing in church when I was 3 years old. 

Who inspired you to make music?

My mother initially inspired me, and still does. She’s a brilliant musician herself. My father took me to music lessons and always attended my concerts as a child. It meant everything to me to see my parents at all my performances growing up.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

I describe it as music that fits the occasion as needed. That’s how it comes out.

What is your creative process like?

Most ideas come to me in my sleep, or while I’m driving. Sometimes I take a simple motive, and I build layers around it. Other times, I may read something or see something in real life, and it inspires me to create.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins, Questlove, John Williams, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Jazmine Sullivan, Celine Dion, Eric Whitacre, Terrence Blanchard

If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?

Definitely Usher, Katy Perry, EWF, Dave Matthews, Coldplay  

What is one message you would give to your fans?

Put God first, and you can be what you want to be. I’ve lived by this idea my whole life, and I believe it as my truth.

What is the most useless talent you have?

No such thing. I would call it the least useful talent. Honestly, I think every talent I have, regardless of level, is useful as needed. I just don’t want to be disrespectful to the talents I’ve been blessed to have.

Do you sing in the shower? What songs?

I’m a choir teacher, so I do a lot of vocals in the shower. I also come up with beats in the shower.

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

I am a music teacher at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, and I am also a P.H.D music education student at the University of Minnesota. So, my plate is full.

Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?

I don’t have a favorite or least favorite. I just enjoy sharing music with people. As far as upcoming shows, I plan on looking into a possible virtual concert in my basement this summer, only because of our current COVID-19 situation.

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

The internet has been great for allowing independent artists to showcase their music without any hindrances or gatekeepers. There’s more music accessible to the public than ever. The internet has also made it harder to find great music because there is so much out there for consumption.

What is your favorite song to perform?

I have a song called "Alive" that is on my "Divers" album. It rocks

Which famous musicians do you admire?

Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, Marcus Miller, Aretha Franklin, A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Chick Corea, Lauryn Hill, The Yellowjackets, Prince, Jimmy Smith, Dr. Dre, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Frank McComb, Jay Z, Mint Condition, Donny Hathaway, Phil Collins, Ray Charles, Queen, Robert Glasper, and many more…

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

I got suspended from school for skipping class…hanging out in the band room.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

My mom always tells me to plan the work, then work the plan.

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

Creating more collaborations between industry and music education. Our schools need a greater connection to the music industry. It will make a music career more relevant when a child can have real experience in music beyond the traditional formats that exist in schools today.

What’s next for you?

I’m so close to finishing my doctoral work at the University of Minnesota in 2021. I will continue creating and sharing more music from Divers, being a great educator who teaches music, looking to collaborate musically with great people, and providing opportunities for others to create and develop their gifts and talents.

New single 'ILEKE" by Roze

Roze is a Nigerian American music duo based in the US with real names 'Row' Rodney and 'Zuwa' Osazuwa Agbonayima. Roze is signed to U & I Music. They are a blend of Hip Hop, RnB, and most notably Afrobeat which is a hot and legendary genre in their home country Nigeria. Their new single 'ILEKE' talks about the African woman, her shape, and the Waistbeads that are mostly synonymous with the African Woman. The song "ILEKE" is produced by Mekoyo (IG: @mrmekoyo).

NYC party king SkullandHeadphones releases Without Your Love

The New York dance-scene legend SkullandHeadphones has dropped his addictive new track 'Without Your Love', and it is the summer anthem we all need right now!

It's vocodred vocal mantra, phat bassline and pounding house beat may bring Daft Punk to mind, and the classic house cuts of 80s Detroit, but SkullandHeadphones is redefining disco for a new era!

Divers Music Inc Three Hot New Releases!

Divers Music (diversmusic.com) is located in Minneapolis, MN. Divers Music's CEO is Adrian Davis. He is also the lead producer for the record label. Mr. Davis believes in great talent, and that is why he seeks out each artist's talents before creating a musical marriage.

Who taught you to smoke

This song "Who taught you to smoke" is more of an instrumental. Thurs far the radio and clubs are picking up the song. The Dj's loves the song because it gives that free will mixing and matching. "Who taught you to smoke" is typically the out of box song that demands attention.

Johnny grew up ruff and now kicking that flow to the world song "oh blease" artist Johnny the Stinky Rabbit real name "John Sterling frowein" single paint a vivid picture record provides an outlook about Johnny the professional recording artists.

New Music by NEWTONE Feat. Kaylin Karr - "Letter to the world"

After submission of the new song "Letter to the world" by NewTone to radios, and DJ's their feedback was "DJs are starting to check out Letter To The World (Clean), and the initial response is positive!" This song is definitely a hit record and will make an easy buzz without a doubt. Listen to the song below and let us know your feedback.

About the Artist:

Naturally introduced to a melodic universe, Arnaud Pot or NEWTONE is a DJ Beatmaker from Mons, Belgium. He made his melodic introduction playing guitar with a metal band "The Last Shot Of War"; which had a lot of achievement across Europe and Russia somewhere in the range of 2008 and 2016. It was on account of the last that he started a creative profession that incorporated a few visits and various collections.

In 2016, this metallic side was supplanted by sounds that were increasingly open to the overall population by concentrating first on Deep house & Tech-house, which are still extremely present in his sets today. His different impacts have permitted him to give various administrations, for example, private gatherings or open exhibitions for a long time.

In 2019, he separated himself in the celebration world by acting before in excess of 10,000 individuals in the organization of specialists like Solomun, Nico Morano, and even Maceo Plex. His club residency has empowered him to adjust to an enormous and diverse customer base so as to offer development and dynamic sets.

He has since played in numerous clubs in Belgium where he imparts the turntables to worldwide specialists all while going forward with creating. His craving to additionally advance is reflected in 2020 by the arrival of his collection "Final offer"; highlighting move/house/pop which is accessible on stages far and wide.

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