FFM Ambassador for Azerbaijan, Gulshan Ibadova, has crossed over from opera to pop on this recent collaboration with UK composer Chris Davies.
Many people possess a talent, great singing voice or a natural ability in music but are never heard. Occasionally, a few of these unsung heroes will surface after many years of quietly honing their skills and become an ‘overnight success’.
One such musician is Blues guitarist and singer David Powell. David’s voice sits somewhere between Joe Cocker and John Lee Hooker with his authentic and powerful guitar playing completing the package.
FFM are proud to release David’s debut album, ‘Long Time Coming’. 16 of his own songs including the moving Jesus is Crying, You, Her & Me, and this music fan’s favourite Crawling into Yesterday. This song caught my ear as it demonstrates David’s classical guitar technique fused with the blues feel and powerful vocals.
You can download the full album here and FFM will pay directly, to David, his royalties. There are no middle men at Freedom for Musicians.
Sample ‘Jesus is Crying’
Sample ‘You, Him & Her’
Sample ‘Crawling into Yesterday’
Life hasn’t always been the best for B.D.Kold, but it wasn’t anyone else’s fault but his own. Bad decisions during his youth led to trouble with not only the law but addictions that almost ruined his life. Throughout all the negativity he found hip-hop but he wasn’t ready for it at first. It took until 2014 when he entered a disciple program and turned his life around thanks in part to pastor Kenneth Stewart .
It was through the program that he not only found his faith and direction but a new voice within himself. Now he’s set on making music that not only has a hip-hop appeal but takes things a step further. His debut, Walking In Faith, is a heavy, profound hitter that leads the way to his upcoming 2018 release, Heart Condition. Both showcase what he’s been through and provides hope and support for those who hit play.
Born brandon dwayne stovall, B.D.Kold grew up in a small working class community outside of baton rouge, LA. With both parents working, he found his way as a troublemaker at an early age. At the age of 13 he decided to run away from home, stealing a car and making it to Alabama where he totaled the vehicle running from state police. Lucky to be alive, he began to search for his purpose in life. As he grew up over the years rapping became his passion and what he decided he wanted his career path to be.
He began to pursue rap on the local scene and began to come into contact with street life. Being young and from the middle of nowhere it enticed him as he started to see the guys around him earning respect as well as money through the drug trade as they were rapping in the local clubs. After years of battling multiple addictions and countless run ins with the law, in 2014 he entered into a disciple program a few towns over from where he grew up. He began to learn the word and biblical precepts god and put it in his heart to reach the people that were like he once was. This, today, has brought him to an attitude of winning the lost at any cost and gives him a fire filled approach to his music.
Dita Nurdian is an Indonesian writer of electronica and dance music. Her passion for this genre is evident in her prolific output. Here you can download her latest tracks, individually, or as a mini album, Reborn.
Sample ‘Perfect Block’
Sample ‘Soba Ni Itai Yo’
Hailing originally from Lithuania, Violeta Skya’s debut single ‘Kiss Me’ is a deliciously sensual introduction to this highly talented musician and songwriter. Please enjoy the video and spread the love by sharing and subscribing.
Violeta Skya is known for her talents as a songwriter, topliner and memorable ‘hook’ maker. As a lyricist she emphasises the power of feeling. A story behind lyrics is important for her and she puts a new message in every song.
Emotional, often with a dark and edgy vibe, her songs and her versatile vocals leave audiences in an astonished state.
This music video is solely produced to promote the singing talent of Lynda LAW. No financial gain has been made or will be made from this production.
This version is dedicated to the GREAT writers, composers and producers of the song. NO copyright infringement intended. “Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use” Thank you to all the followers around the world and especially the warmhearted people of Belgium who embraced me with so much kindness.
With the continued exploitation of musicians by the big money labels and music distributors, Freedom for Musicians are offering an alternative for all musicians to promote and distribute their digital music. On average, a new release will take six months to a year to show any actual income for the recording artist. The distribution giants, Apple, Amazon, itunes, Spotify etc, will take their cut and their own sweet time before finally paying the source of the product, the musician.
This has to, and will stop!
At Freedom for Musicians (FFM Records), we now distribute our musicians work in house. We have teamed up with software distributor Paddle and ethical streaming service Humbolt to provide a truly independent service where the artist is paid quickly and transparently. FFM do not and will never take any money from our artists. Of course we need to make a profit too and we do this through advertising revenue and affiliate commision sales.
Please spread the word about this quiet revolution and if we can help you, don’t hesitate to get in touch using the contact form below.
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At FFM, we champion and share musicians from around the world and we are proud to present to you, Babemar Dediva and Pare Hare. Please share the love by subscribing and sharing.
Hearty Arts Dynasty presents Pare Hare third single off of the ‘Black Power” EP. Written by: Black Heart Performed by: Black Heart Producer: Chao Otieno Studio: Half Live Production pare hare meaning “parting” is a feel good,feel free vibe song in that you don’t necessarily need to go to a club in order to have fun; you can still part YARD and have a blast.
RLR’s own Writer / Producer Michael Hanson wanted to nail down “the big one”… something that was unforgettable … but that had a strong dance factor on the bottom. The end result from Hanson and JB Sky was exactly that, and more!
Executive Producer Michael Kensit Michael Hanson Producer/Concept Chan Khamphoomee Director Henry G. Cabrera Director of Photography Trevor Lawley Editor Henry G. Cabrera Production Assistant Jason Giberson Virasak Keosongseng Special Thanks Scott Everett Jason Hutchings Rob Laidlaw Brittney Kramer Highway 11 Cruisers Newmarket Veterans Hall The Jamspot The Arts Music Store Frontier Light and Sound Toronto Camera Rentals and Sales Radar Love Records 2018