‘Time For My Music’ is the name of the community group for female musicians that I created alongside my Cafemnee team, wishing to provide a safe and welcoming environment to have conversations, share resources, improve ourselves and create music together.
On August 9th this year, I performed at the Association of Jamaican Nationals service of praise and thanksgiving, for the 58th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. Safety measures and lockdown were more strict at that moment, so the concert was held over Zoom and YouTube Live and my performance was pre-recorded.
In this occasion I want to talk about Noval Smith, a brilliant music producer who has been in charge of the keyboards for Not Just Jazz, and who also collaborates with me in Cafemnee, my project to empower women in music.
After months of sanitary emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK has gotten to a point where certain restrictions can be removed without supposing a great risk for public health. Among those, we got the return of indoor performances starting August 15th, and on the same day, the government updated the guidance for the performing arts in England to reflect new Public Health England research into transmission risks from singing, wind and brass performance.
Some days ago, the government formally announced that indoor performances with the required measures of prevention and social distance can take place again starting August 1st, which is this Saturday.
Let’s wrap up the subject of the Electronic Press Kit with this episode. What else do you have to keep in mind when making it? What are the true essentials you just cannot let pass? What kind of professionals you will need to finish a perfect, pristine product that gets you contracts? Here, the answers.
‘Just The Way You Are’ spread its wings beyond Stevie J’s chart! Now, you can listen to the song in Rockdabox, a South Florida Radio Station that allows you to request tracks online through a chat service.
The Facebook Live session I had on March 27th was a lovely evening, and I am happy to revisit it from time to time. If you want to do so or you missed the stream, now you can watch the video on Facebook or my official YouTube channel.
Great news! The reggae version of ‘Just The Way You Are’, sung by Sandii McCalla, with me on Sax and produced by GLR Records Ltd has reached Number 1 on the Stevie J Global Charts. We’re hoping to keep it there at number one for another week, and you can help!