Brian Walker

Brian Walker

Brian Walker



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ROLEPLAY - Remix by Brian Walker

Benjamin Groff

Hey Bryan - sorry for the delay in reviewing your song.   Was on some much deserved vacation : )  i like the production here and the vocals.  The song is really good for sure and would expect you'll do well with it.  I see you're looking for a label - not sure this one is going to be quite right for me...but I would suggest submitting this across to EDM District / The District to their YouTube channels and Submit Hub.  Also there's a whole book i wrote on additional promotion and marketing and ideas. Feel free to pick up a free copy here if you like - as a bonus!  (it was recently a #1 new release on Amazon) https://www.benjamingroff.com/get-the-book  In the meantime - good luck with the release!  

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Benjamin Groff

Hey Roleplay - thanks for the submission.  Overall I think it's a solid song and nice job with the video...really well produced and the vocals are great too / great singers.  I'm not sure if it's a fit for my channels at We Are: The Guard or on the music publishing side - but as as other support and promotion ... I could write 1,000 words on that - but as a bonus - I've actually written a #1 New Released book on Amazon called "Sign Yourself" and I have like a hundred pages on marketing / promotion for 2021 and some ideas you could implement.  You can get it here for a free download and just my way of saying thanks for the submission and a bonus...hope it's helpful but there's a lot of really great content in there that you might find useful i think: https://www.benjamingroff.com/get-the-book  Also - back to your song - really strong hook - I'm still singing it in my head after it stopped playing!  Nice work here!

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Benjamin Groff

Hey Brian - thanks for the submission.  Great tune. and a nice lyric video for sure...the way it's spatially rendered is really strong.  I would say that it's right on the fence for me as far as a song I would want to support further on We Are: The Guard or on the label / publishing front.  6/8 songs can be tricky for me unless they are mega anthems (at least for me) and / or I'm generally gravitating towards more uptempo material - which lends themselves more to synch etc.  Nice work - feels like you're on the right track. 

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Chris Heintz

First off thank you for reaching out and submitting Brian. Starting out the mix on the record sounds great. There is good depth and dynamics in the mix and the vox are sitting in a nice place. Nice musicianship on the track and I like the overall sound/vibe. The overall idea/concept is really cool, but I do feel like the execution vocally could have been stronger. I’m not crazy about the whispers in the verses and just the overall vibe. I get what you were trying to do, but I feel like it kind of cheesed things up when this could have been a really cool record from all areas.  The chorus performance was much stronger for me though and the lyrics were clever.  I like the direction of where things are going in the record though. I hope my feedback helps Brian and thanks again for submitting. 

Bob Lugowe

Well-written pop song with relatable lyrics, modern production and an infectious hook. Nice work. 

In terms of promotion, if you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm, that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. 

When it comes to your online presence, I would consider giving it a makeover as your instagram for example has so many one-sided promotional posts without that much engagement or followers and your website looks a bit amateur. Image is very important for pop music and you want to look like you're already on top, not struggling to make it, if you're trying to impress fans, media, and industry folk. Consider going for simplicity and a common aesthetic across all of your platforms instead of just throwing as much out there as possible and seeing what sticks. 

Best of luck!

Benjamin Groff

HI Brian - nice lyric video - I always think it's a good in between to do a something visual but with lyrics on top of the footage.  Would suggest even doing that with live video next time with you / the band in it would be effective or some type of storyline.  Really solid song / production / vocals / lyrics all the way around. It just misses for me as far as a new song I  could promote across We Are: The Guard or via my label etc.  I would suggest to do some tight YouTube video promotion and targeting using Adwords.  If done right you can pick up qualified new fans for like .03 cents or less a view.  I'd also look into any UGC playlisting / relationships you can pick up on Spotify.  I've got probably like 100 more pages on this stuff - so since you are looking for insights on promoting - feel free as a bonus to go here if you like and you can get this for free: https://www.benjamingroff.com/get-the-book It's a whole book I have that's coming out soon on the subject of creating and building the fire as a music artist.  Hope it's helpful.  Will check out some more music too.   


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