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 03/23/13

Let Me In

GCN

Rate

All
569
157
song image
All
1171
286
Pop
song image
All
492
102
Pop
song image
All
209
22
song image

Uploaded 11/27/13

Love Fantasy

U N I

Rate

All
392
76
song image

Uploaded 05/17/12

Cave In

KILTER

Rate

All
1056
395
song image
All
713
146
Pop
song image
All
1128
276
Pop
song image

Uploaded 11/20/13

Weathervane

Coral Bones

Rate

All
605
162
Pop
song image

Uploaded 06/30/13

Another Song

Kephas

Rate

All
580
5
song image

Uploaded 01/08/15

Gritty

Vices and Adulation

Rate

All
696
165
song image

Uploaded 04/13/12

Unleashed

Jess Fuller

Rate

All
900
349
song image
All
136
27
song image
All
687
176
song image
All
181
42
Pop
song image

Uploaded 04/19/13

Don’t touch her

Yessi

Rate

All
158
36
Pop
song image

Uploaded 06/09/11

Lamentatio

Studio Voodoo

Rate

All
739
187
Pop
song image

Uploaded 04/02/13

This Damage

Primal Code

Rate

All
152
23
song image
All
394
82
Pop
song image

Uploaded 01/18/12

Black & Blu

TONYMOSS

Rate

All
956
256
Pop
song image

Uploaded 10/04/13

Sync

Rebel Soul 420

Rate

All
562
28
song image
All
608
224
song image

Uploaded 04/03/13

A Song Unsung

Cold Black

Rate

All
1117
428
song image

Uploaded 04/04/13

Undeniably

Johann Hedemann

Rate

All
826
180
Pop
song image

Uploaded 10/17/12

F-Bomb

Billy Schafer

Rate

All
1126
277
Pop
song image

Uploaded 05/08/12

Never Surrender

EVOLVER

Rate

All
1044
398
song image
All
796
298
song image
All
738
169
Pop
song image
All
752
255
song image

Uploaded 06/30/13

Blues Cubano

Kephas

Rate

All
832
11
song image

Uploaded 05/21/13

If I Could

Ciera Ouellette

Rate

All
1001
105
song image
All
217
24
Pop
song image
All
955
373
song image

Uploaded 03/22/13

all from me

brett lemos

Rate

All
979
387
song image
All
894
279
song image
All
1004
371
song image
All
885
174
Pop
song image
All
465
152
Pop
song image
All
350
53
song image

Uploaded 10/09/14

Dukem Nukem

King Tutan

Rate

All
210
97
song image

Uploaded 06/13/13

MONEY THANG

Luke Brain

Rate

All
644
98
song image
All
112
152
song image
All
553
218
song image
All
1102
262
Pop
song image

Uploaded 04/27/11

Sundance

Tony Arratia

Rate

All
849
339
song image
All
86
1
song image
All
399
83
Pop
song image

Uploaded 04/09/13

Blood

My 8-bit Romance

Rate

All
612
96
Pop
song image
All
459
199
song image
All
670
186
Pop