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aaronMatthew - Aaron Matthew is taking the industry by storm with melodies of love, life and everything in between.

Hailing from the Detroit area, he combines his soul-touching music with inspirational lyrics to bring you a well rounded compilation of song. Comparable to the likes of Dave Matthews, Fuel, John Mayer, and Rob Thomas, Aaron Matthew brings melodic rock back to the forefront.

Born into a family of musicans, Aaron Matthew began taking vocal lessons from his mother at the age of 3. In the early years of grade school, he had already written his first song. At the age of 7 he began learning to play the piano. By the time he entered into his late teens, Aaron Matthew had become the first to teach piano at one of the local music stores. While there he took up an interest in the guitar and was soon writing more rock based tunes.

Currently you can find Aaron Matthew playing the local music scene around the metro-Detroit area. 
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slkdflskn [8/8/2006 5:43:25 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
i like the song, needs better recording
NovaVox [8/6/2006 7:30:18 PM EST]
Score: +0
I held off on the THOR comment from saying this, but it needs to be mentioned.

This is exactly the type of thing that keeps record companies from accepting unsolicited demos. Artists that don't yet have anything to offer a record company help close the filters for those out there who do.

This is the wrong place to put the record company economics...try here:

Songs not perfect, but if you get one of those cell toting zombies to check this out and they find out you look like Curt Cobain, all of a sudden you have a production deal.
KeavesSharpy [8/6/2006 7:26:15 PM EST]
Score: +0
hah! especially since HE didn't know what he was talking about! (" most of what I said above is probably wrong")
TheBuyer [8/6/2006 7:13:57 PM EST]
Score: +0
That's a pretty badassed chunk of The Business of Music 8th ed, Jack. Any reason to think this guy was going to know what you were talking about?
JM_1234321 [8/6/2006 7:05:42 PM EST]
Score: +0
SR Copyright = "sound recording". The actual recording that generates income through broadcast or CD use (usually with ISRC code [embedded like heraldo in track itself] with upc [on material {real} unit]). Usually owned by label or producers; They pay performers/artist (even the song creator!) front-end buyout (eg 'scale' [$90/2 hour sets]) or backend 'points' [percents of revenue before or after skim].

Even big acts usually don't own SR 'Masters'. The label pitches SR through its incestuous well closed, insular circled-wagon network (stations, outlets, even clubs/ halls) and contractually agrees to pay artist/performers points per use for their performance --not their creation-- even for their own creations!

Creators of song...

PA copyright. Publisher /Author The song creator gets paid by a publisher who gets paid through fees per use -- live and SR broadcast and CD sales(from label/producer or venue that plays SR) and for print use of work. Often publisher trys to skim 50%.

I don't fully understand all the gobblygook myself (eg most of what I said above is probably wrong). But I'm working on it...

And then look out! (Ie hide the kids...)
NovaVox [8/6/2006 6:59:47 PM EST]
Score: +0
PA = 2 * (# of years manson is in prison) / (# of beatles songs originally realeased)

SR = (dx/dy) * 1/2 abs(beta/krunk)

DA = a guy who prosecutes criminals for the city
KeavesSharpy [8/6/2006 6:41:08 PM EST]
Score: +0
since when do we review in code?
JM_1234321 [8/6/2006 5:58:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2 stars
You're trying to get PA revenue, not SR right?

SR = 1.5 stars
PA = 3 stars (Actually song craft is hard to discern here because lense is distracted by recording. You're in very competitve game here... More built for business shysters and darwin nest-pushing chicks than artists. Ironic, I know.)

1.5 + 3... Through the magic of art-math* that = 2.4 (2.)

[*warning: do not attempt without goggles.]
DeviantDezignz [8/6/2006 5:34:43 PM EST]
Score: +0
reminds me of 'closing time'
NovaVox [8/6/2006 4:42:36 PM EST]
Score: +0
To hear clear singing and playing the way it should be, "clear and clean" check out this one...I think you already did...

The song is not perfect or the performance, but the recording is exactly the way a guitar and singer in front of a mic should sound.
KeavesSharpy [8/6/2006 3:09:07 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 0.5 stars
who needs an excuse to play the guitar in front of a mic nova? Sounds clear enough for me, since it's just someone playing / singing. Why should it be produced?

I mean, I can think of a million reasons NOT to produce this dreck.
NovaVox [8/6/2006 1:38:44 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1.5 stars
First off...Tune the guitar. Recording has too much noise too. You have some good ideas, but I think the Goo Goo Dolls want their style back. There just isn't any excuse in the modern world for this level of poor recording. Also, part of musicianship no one mentions but is par for the course is tuning. If you show up to jam with someone and can't (or won't) tune your guitar...see ya

That said, you have promise as aaronlife says, and you don't have the vocal failings most people out there do. In fact the vocal (done right in a studio) could be very engaging. Keep going...

1. Technical ability
2. Good tone choice
3. Playing the right part for the song
4. Feeling
5. Originality

This gets:

1) 2 (When recording, tune before *every* take...yeah I don't care...just do it)
2) 1 (The vocal was too far back to hear words, guitar out of tune and jangly)
3) 2 (The song is a strong point. But needs serious structural changes...*hook* me)
4) 3.5 (You had adequate delivery, better tones make for better delivery too)
5) 0 (You are gonna be walking sunset strip with about 10,000 other guys...sorry)

Overall: 1.7
aaronlife [8/6/2006 12:53:38 PM EST]
Score: +0
i think the song is ok, it's your band page i'm not crazy about. your recordings and your bio/band detail don't jive. that doesn't reflect well on either of them. i think, unfortunately, this recording doesn't do the song justice (i often have the same problem). i could hear this song on the radio with much much better production obviously... i think you probably hear that too, and that's why you're out there... i wish you success...