OPPORTUNITY ALERT: LDS Singers/Bands Needed

Calling all LDS musicians, singers, and bands – you are needed! Would you like to have one of your songs featured as a bonus track on an album that is expected to have significant sales?

I am producing an album project right now of pop/rock music that is targeted towards Christian teens, and LDS Young Women in particular. The album is in the pre-production stages currently, but recording in earnest is expected to begin early next month, with a single out in April and the full album out in May. The general theme of the album is to promote the values taught within the Young Women Program, but in a non-preachy, upbeat way.

We also would like to use this album project to help aid listeners in the discovery of new, exciting, and positive music – YOUR music! That’s right, we aren’t looking for slow, stuffy, or stereotypical “Sunday only” music, we are looking for strong songs that are fun, engaging, fresh sounding, and positive. They don’t need to have a Christian or LDS specific message, they simply need to avoid the pitfalls of worldly music and leave the listener engaged, inspired, or entertained with a positive, LDS youth friendly message.

I need your help. We have 3 to 4 slots available, and the planned album release will be here before you know it. If YOU or someone you know might be interested, please see the following link to see the general album concept, and also get full details on the inclusion of other artists.

This album is being written and produced with the assistance of LDS youth, and will feature vocal performances by LDS youth. The message will connect, and the music will be happening. We expect good distribution of the album as the word gets out and really feel this is an EXCELLENT opportunity for a new or lesser-known LDS artist to get some great exposure.

Click HERE for more information.

Please check it out and direct any questions to me through the kickstarter site or through my contact information on this page.

Thanks, and we look forward to helping promote your music as part of this project!

 

Matt is a music producer, engineer, and writer.  This album project will feature not only his work but the work of some youth, including his 2 daughters.

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OPPORTUNITY ALERT: LDS Singers/Bands Needed

A Grateful Departure

Hi everyone, it’s Arthur Hatton here.  It has been around three and a half years since I created Linescratchers, and as many of you may have noticed, our productive output has decreased over the last year or so.  This is directly attributable to the fact that I’ve had my first kid (he’s one year old now), and started graduate school.  Those two things have really taken away my energy to micro-manage things and make time in my schedule to talk with artists, listen to new music, and go to concerts.  Our fundraiser was an attempt at providing the incentive necessary to take Linescratchers to the next level, but it was not successful enough to really meet our minimum goals to do so (though we will have plenty of money for web hosting bills for the indefinite future).  I have given this decision a lot of thought and have decided that, in order to make room in my life for graduate school and research, being a father, and new blogging interests, I’m regretfully going to have to step down as the in-charge person at Linescratchers.

This was not an easy decision to make.  In a lot of ways I feel like I’m giving up a baby for adoption.  However, I also know that I’m a perfectionist, and I get very dissatisfied with myself if I do things half-way.  Either I do them right or I don’t do them at all.

However, I also did not want to just shut Linescratchers down.  So we have worked out a new system whereby contributors will still post articles, interviews, and reviews, without me telling them what to do.  On our Staff page I will compile a list of active contributors along with the styles of music they specialize in.  If there are any new artists who wish to be featured on Linescratchers, you can contact the contributors directly.  Expect lots of great new content over the next months (and hopefully years).  Don’t go away!  It’s just that I won’t be directly involved anymore.

One thing I just want to say here is that, in my mind, I consider Linescratchers an unqualified, total success.  When I created Linescratchers, I had reasons for doing it, and goals that I wanted to achieve.  Some of them were more abstract, like that I wanted to create a safe place for LDS artists to be able to really express themselves.  Some were more concrete – I wanted to interview Alan Sparhawk.  Along the way I’ve met some amazing artists, writers, fans, and people, and seen some amazing musicians live.  I was even able to create a couple dozen podcasts, some of which were great interviews of some amazing musicians.  I love Linescratchers and I really hope that it continues long years into the future.

If you are interested in what I’m doing nowadays, you might have noticed that I was recently interviewed about an album I just released, Odes.  I have also started a personal blog that I have been using to record my thoughts about my personal musical journey and other random things, and if you’re interested in following me there, I promise to try and entertain you as best as I can.  If you want to follow me in my music, you can find me at my Facebook fan page or on Reverbnation.  I am also involved with a psychology of religion blog called The Value of Saintliness, related to my graduate studies.

The thing I want to express most here is my gratitude.  I am so thankful to each of you – each contributor, each artist that really believed in us, each fan who follows us, each listener of the podcast, every family member that offered support, and every person that donated to the fundraiser.  You’ve all made this wonderful site possible and I wish I could just shake your hands individually.

You’ll still see me lurking around Linescratchers, and hopefully posting every now and then, and I will still be happy to answer questions or press inquiries about the site, I just won’t be pulling the puppet strings anymore.  To get in touch with me personally, please email me at arthur@linescratchers.com.

A Grateful Departure

Linescratchers Fundraiser a Success!

…okay, not an unqualified success, I’ll admit.  The fundraiser was a success in sort of the same way that Abinadi was a success.

We didn’t reach our fundraising goal, which means that unfortunately, we won’t be able to expand Linescratchers quite the way we were hoping we would, meaning we won’t have the quarterly PDF edition just yet, nor will we have any custom graphic design.  However, we still made enough to pay for a new pretty theme, and we’ll try to keep up the awesome content.  Your donations have also paid for quite a bit of our web hosting fees for a while, so that was a success too.  We’re also about to kick into gear our plans for the 2nd annual Linescratchers Awards (2011), given to the best LDS artists and bands of the year!  Stay tuned for that, news, interviews, and more from Linescratchers!

Linescratchers Fundraiser a Success!

Linescratching Post for the week of April 25, 2011

 

Vol 1 No. 9, Week of April 25, 2011

In this issue: The Return of Roxy Rawson; Alan Sparhawk talks God; Emily Hope Price goes solo; Lime Colony enters the test kitchen; Mormons clean up at a Nashville songwriting competition.

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Linescratching Post for the week of April 25, 2011

Linescratching Post for the week of April 18, 2011

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Vol 1 No. 8, Week of April 18, 2011

In this issue: A (non-Arcade Fire) Mormon storms the Canadian music awards scene; Cary Judd tries out a new career path; Low and Uncle Jesse’s project comes to fruition; The Steelwells get remixed; Mayan Fox mash up; SHeDAISY talk breakfast, Aquabats, Neon Trees, and Brandon Flowers do Coachella; Jennifer Thomas give a tutorial on instrumentation, and more.

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Linescratching Post for the week of April 18, 2011

Cove Reber now producing at his studio

I just got an email from an official rep of Cove Reber about his new studio:

Cove is looking for bands to produce. His philosophy is to aid other artists in getting their music out there. he feels as if his experience in the major label music scene left a bad taste in his mouth, and wants to help others experience a more favorable reaction, by helping them create the vision they have for their record.

If you want to get some info about Cove Reber producing your record, you can contact The Spot Music, at 877-496-5169. You’ll be directed to the booking manager, who will answer any questions you have, and handle all the details. You’re also welcome to email The Spot Music @ :  info@thespotmusic.com. However we would prefer you call, and inquire.

Thank You

The Spot Music

This is a great opportunity for all of us, because Cove Reber, who has seen a lot of the ups and downs of the music industry, is willing to extend a helping hand to musicians who want to work with him at his studio. If you’re interested, call the number and find out if it’s right for you.

Cove Reber now producing at his studio

Linescratching Post for the week of April 4, 2011

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Vol 1 No. 6, Week of April 4, 2011

In this issue: Full House meets Low, a hot new music video director on the scene, Fictionist full of win, Idiot Glee gets his limey on, Yo Gabba Gabba get Spiritualized, David Archuleta, Pearl and the Beard, Donny and Marie, Neon Trees and more more more!

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Linescratching Post for the week of April 4, 2011