Introduction to HomeGrown Hits

2011/05/30

Filed under Videos


HomeGrown Hits Radio Episode 11: James Michael

2015/01/08

Filed under Podcasts

For our eleventh episode, we kick the dial up to eleven!  Tony and Jim are joined in studio by Producer/Songwriter/Rock Star extraordinaire James Michael to run down the HomeGrown Hits Top Ten.  James brings his songwriting and production sensibilities to bear on our charts, giving a short commentary on each song.  He drives home the point that songwriting and song structure should always trump production quality when crafting and recording a tune.

James Michael is the producer, songwriter, and mixer of many chart-topping rock and pop hits of the past decade.  He is a founding member (along with Nikki Sixx) and lead vocalist of Sixx:AM.  The band’s debut album, which James produced, contained the No. 1 Billboard rock track of 2008, “Life is Beautiful”.  He produced and co-wrote Mötley Crüe’s last studio album, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums. He has written for and produced artists such as Papa Roach, Alanis Morissette, James Durbin, Hinder, and Kelly Clarkson.  James spoke to us just prior to heading out on tour to promote the latest Sixx:AM album, “Modern Vintage”.

[Recorded 6 January 2015]


And The Winner Is…The Upset Victory!

2014/12/31

Filed under Announcements, Contests

Our Homegrown New Year’s Contest 2015 is over and the prize goes to Cincinnati-based The Upset Victory with their smart, powerful rock piece, Fake This. Congratulations, guys. The incredible Korg MS-20 Mini Keyboard and complete PreSonus Studio are yours!

Thank you everyone for uploading your music! Thank you KORG and PreSonus for providing the fabulous prizes! Congratulations to everyone in the top ten! Your music is fantastic. This proves once again that you have the power, the talent, and the technology to create a Hit Song.

Happy New Year from Tony and Jim.


HomeGrownHits New Year [FINISHED]

2014/11/14

Filed under Contests

Holiday_Ad

Ever sit at home New Years and watch the ball drop on TV? No one to kiss at midnight? WRITE A SONG ABOUT IT AND WIN! HomeGrownHits new years Rock’n Eve song contest. Our Sponsors KORG and PreSonus have put together a fantastic home studio set-up. KORG is providing the MS 20 Mini. This is a Monster give away for the winner and Sooo very Cool. PreSonus is providing a full AudioBox iTwo Studio with a Pair of Eris E 5 Studio Monitors. This also Extremely Cool and amazingly generous prize! This complete home studio will provide you the power to create music with sounds you never thought you had in you!

The top song on the contest charts on January 1st, 2015 at 12:00AM Eastern will win the prize package. (You can enter up to 3 songs)

So upload your song, make sure the contest code “2015” is entered in the upload form. (Note: You will need an account to upload. It’s free and it only takes a minute to set one up.)

The contest is over and the winner is The Upset Victory, with Fake This.


HomeGrownHits.com Radio Episode 10: Catching Up With The Winners

2014/02/11

Filed under Podcasts

We made it to Episode #10!  To celebrate, Tony and Jim count down the winning songs of our 7 contests over the past 2 years on HomeGrownHits.com.  To help us introduce each of these spectacular contest-winning tunes, we talk to as many of the winners as we could get a hold of to see what they’ve been up to! 

In this episode, we feature:

Kevin Woodburn from Half Hour City (“The Season“/Free Gear for Leap Year, Feb 2012) http://www.halfhourcity.com

Julian Shah-Tayler from The Singularity (“Talking in Your Sleep“/Kick-ASCAP, Apr 2012) http://Thesingularitymusic.bandcamp.com

Paul Nicoll (“Gringo Mambo“/Make a HomeGrown Summer Hit, Jun 2012) http://paulnicollmusic.com

Billy Schafer (Answering machine) (“F-Bomb“/Dia De Los Muertos, Nov 2012) http://billyschafermusic.com

Rachelle (“Brave New World“/Kick-ASCAP 2, Apr 2013) http://rachellerenesse.com

This Must Be Thursday (Unavailable) (“Another Song“/Make a HomeGrown Summer Hit 2, Jun 2013) http://thismustbethursday.bandcamp.com

James Kerr AKA Sugardoll (“Top of the World“, HomeGrown Hits for the Holidays, Jan 2014) http://sugardoll.bandcamp.com

 


And the Winner is…Sugardoll!

2014/01/04

Filed under Announcements, Contests

Our ““Home Grown Hits for the Holidays” Song Contest” is over, and the grand prize winner is the UK-based Sugardoll, with their song Top of the World. Their writing and performing skills earns them the top prize, a fully loaded Gibson Brands home studio plus a feature profile on Recording magazine’s website and e-newsletter!

Free subscription to Recording magazine go to Sugardoll, along with the following spectacular artists: Joe Lamb, who had 2 songs in the Contest top ten (“Giving Up” and “When We Were Young”); AR3A (“theN0thing”); Zach Saunders (“Wonderful”); J.T. & the Blue Mountain Stone (“All I Want (for Christmas)”); Ben Davis (“Mind Games”); Thanai, with two songs in the Contest top ten (“Our Lies” and “Cigarettes”); and Coral Bones (“Youthemism”).

Thanks to Gibson Brands and Recording magazine for donating the prizes. And thanks to all the talented artists that uploaded 87 songs and made our contest such a success!






song image

Uploaded 05/14/14

WATCH YOUR BACK

MADSIN

Rate

46
260
All
song image
47
259
All
song image

Uploaded 10/09/14

PlayTwin

King Tutan

Rate

48
263
All
song image

Uploaded 02/11/14

im from watts

aktive

Rate

49
277
All
song image

Uploaded 01/04/14

Mint Man

Hemi Dat

Rate

50
281
All
song image

Uploaded 02/11/14

That’s It

aktive

Rate

51
275
All
song image

Uploaded 02/11/14

take over

aktive

Rate

52
279
All
song image
53
276
All
song image

Uploaded 02/11/14

f.t.b.

aktive

Rate

54
274
All
song image

Uploaded 12/15/13

Intame

King Tutan

Rate

55
317
All
song image

Uploaded 12/15/13

Love wisdom

King Tutan

Rate

56
285
All
song image

Uploaded 11/27/13

Love Fantasy

U N I

Rate

57
335
All
song image
58
115
All
song image

Uploaded 11/09/13

Shatterd Star

Smoove Gotti

Rate

59
392
All
song image
60
422
All
song image

Uploaded 09/20/13

Ota (Enemies)

No-Limitt

Rate

61
305
All
song image

Uploaded 10/04/13

The Return

Rebel Soul 420

Rate

62
312
All
song image

Uploaded 11/15/13

Kellie

Jboaudioe

Rate

63
416
All
song image

Uploaded 11/15/13

Desperate

Jboaudioe

Rate

64
374
All
song image

Uploaded 06/12/13

3 Toe Hairs

Ava DuPree

Rate

65
114
All
song image
66
141
All
song image

Uploaded 06/03/13

play a game

marty trickle

Rate

67
116
All
song image

Uploaded 06/04/13

Stylin

J Tarrell

Rate

68
113
All
song image
69
291
All
song image

Uploaded 04/02/13

Dollar Bills

HeDLesS

Rate

70
408
All
song image
71
369
All
song image

Uploaded 03/23/13

Can U Feel It

GCN

Rate

72
288
All
song image

Uploaded 05/18/13

I Pick My Nose

D.C.

Rate

73
391
All
song image
74
397
All
song image
75
406
All
song image

Uploaded 03/22/13

I Know You Like It

Alayna

Rate

76
333
All
song image

Uploaded 03/22/13

I AIN’T LYING!!!

Lil Sko

Rate

77
329
All
song image

Uploaded 03/22/13

Bikini Martini

E(dot)Milz

Rate

78
326
All
song image
79
290
All
song image

Uploaded 03/20/13

Vibe & Go There

JhaVoice

Rate

80
315
All
song image
81
352
All
song image
82
286
All
song image
83
357
All
song image
84
343
All
song image

Uploaded 03/22/13

NO TITLE, NO HOOK

P.A.CEO

Rate

85
347
All
song image

Uploaded 01/11/15

Warreeyaz

Kapital A

Rate

86
188
All
song image
87
191
All
song image

Uploaded 10/09/14

Dukem Nukem

King Tutan

Rate

88
193
All
song image

Uploaded 11/13/13

I Got To Find

John Jay

Rate

89
192
All
song image

Uploaded 12/17/14

Desert Love

Thanai

Rate

90
214
All
song image
91
216
All
song image

Uploaded 12/02/14

you the one

lildixon

Rate

92
444
All
song image

Uploaded 12/02/14

being real

lildixon

Rate

93
443
All
song image

Uploaded 12/02/14

dont stop

lildixon

Rate

94
445
All
song image
95
228
All