Chooky Caldwell The Music Is Subject 2 Change

8687_881200046542_383701978_nAntone Caldwell, a.k.a Chooky, is the new whats happening on the pop scene from the east coast to the left coast from New York to L.A. Chooky is a multi-dimensionally endowed musical artist and fine arts connoisseur. A native of the urban echelons of Washington, DC, and a music prodigy by age five he has worked with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Macy Gray, Mariah Carey, The pussycat Dolls, Lalah Hathoway, and Stephen Hurd just to name a few. As a result of working with these artist Chooky made this comment about his prospering career “The experience and advice I received from these great artists, in addition to my passion and hard work, has prepared me for this next chapter in my life. ” Mr. Caldwell has traveled the world performing and sharing his many gifts and exceptional abilities as a producer, composer, lyricist, keyboardist, bassist, lead guitarist, percussionist and vocalist. Mr. Caldwell’s style is passionate but cool, funky yet mature and provocative.

Antone’s newest release, “Subject to Change,” is already gaining fans world wide. This is one artist you need to keep in your play deck fo sho.

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Antone Caldwell, fondly known amongst his colleagues as “Chooky”, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC – 202-337-4141) on Thursday, June 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm.

CD Release for Antone “Chooky” Caldwell | Washington – All Events

Blues Alley, Washington, United States, DC’s Most Respected Bassist and multitalented musician/artist Antone “Chooky” Caldwell is releasing his third album “Subject 2 Change” Thursday June 6th at Blues Alley for two

Antone “Chooky” Caldwell Feature @ Wednesday Verses

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Antone Chooky Caldwell Live @ the Birchmere w/his little Nephews

Antone Chooky Caldwell opened for Rahsaan Patterson at the Birchmere, Sat. September 17, 2011. He ended the show by bringing his little nephews on stage. The…

I Will Die for You performed by Antone’ “Chooky” Caldwell

Chooky rehearsing at the Carter Barron on June 17, 2011. What a great song with flair!!!!! Check Chooky out on our GKAMrecords Facebook page, our website www…

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The Business of Selling Songs

Music is made and then sold to the public at large. Many artist are trying very hard to sale

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their music and make money doing it. Selling music in public venues ,or on the internet is the new medium for selling music. But, the question is often asked how does one sale his or her songs even if you are a song songwriter.

Songwriters typically go through labels, agents, and managers to broker a deal to sale their lyrical content to other people or businesses. Selling your songs is big business.

Songwriting Tip: How Do I Sell My Songs?

When CD‘s of our work are released for sale, the songwriter usually gets half of the royalty income, called a mechanical royalty, which at the moment, is 9.2 cents per track per copy sold. When this money is collected, our

Publish Date: 01/25/2013 10:01

NY Times: “Web Helps Musicians Sell Shares of Royalties” | TRE

As a songwriter and producer for stars like Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston, Preston Glass receives a comfortable stream of music royalties. But when he needed to make a substantial investment to embark

Publish Date: 04/24/2013 15:06

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The Artist Prince @ Billboard Awards

The artist known as Prince was given the Icon Award last night at the Billboard Awards

English: Prince playing at Coachella 2008.

English: Prince playing at Coachella 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Show. Prince who is now in his 50′s seems to still have the swag of a youngster. He performed some old classics over rock n roll guitars rifts. Prince is probably the most prolific artist of our decade. Prince wooed the audience wit his singing. Prince is an Icon that will never be duplicated.


photo 105463d0c0f911e2b12422000a1f901a_7_zps72b11b50.jpg. Erykah Badu and Janelle Monae introduced the most talented icon of the evening at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, Prince. We’ve got video inside.

Publish Date: 05/20/2013 0:07

Prince Makes The Crowd Go Crazy At The 2013 Billboard Music

Billboard Music Awards 2013: Prince performs Let’s Go Crazy medley.

Publish Date: 05/19/2013 23:48

RT @UrbanHotRadio: Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Prince And Jennifer Lopez Reign At The Billboard Music Awards

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@RoseArcadia I wish I could at the drums. Did you see Billboard Music Awards last night? Prince’s drummer and guitarist were all females.

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Prince’s Illuminati Ring & Anti-Gun Message During Billboard Music Award Performance

Prince performed at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards wearing a huge Illuminati All-Seeing Eye ring while flashing an anti-gun message on a screen behind him. …

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Have You Built Your Team

As a songwriter you need to put your team in place to make sure you get the most out of

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Rodgers and Hart – Richard Rodgers seated at piano with Lorenz Hart on right Español: Rodgers y Hart – Richard Rodgers sentado al piano, con Lorenz Hart a la derecha. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

your songs. A team of co writers, attorneys, a&r, and marketing agents who can help make the process of pushing songs to artist and labels easy.

Write a Song – Build A Team | Masskus Productions

Nashville resident and hit songwriter, Sherrie Austin will lead an interactive and fast-paced session(s) focusing on the similarities between collaborative songwriting and building a healthy team in your group or organization. These sessions

Publish Date: 05/04/2013 14:25

B. Cox Presents “The Office” Hit Songwriting Team!!!

Hit Producer Bryan Michael Cox talks to you about one of his new songwriting teams “The Office”. Based out of Atl, Philly, and Houston The Office comprised o…

Production Songwriting team Jus Tone visits Kansas City After Hours

These young men have worked with the likes of Kanye West. Listen to how they got their start.

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Songwriting Tools that Help you Excel

Songwriters got keep the necessary tools near by in order to become the best writer they

Katie Cole performs tracks from her Lost Insid...

Katie Cole performs tracks from her Lost Inside a Moment EP, as well as newly written songs from her recent songwriting trip to Nashville and Florida. Many new songs are showing a distinctively American influence, a nice change for this transplant originally from Melbourne, Australia. The band: Katie Cole – vocals/guitar Matt Emmer – guitar Bill Delia – drums Matt Reyes – bass/backup vocals (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

can be. A network of people and certain tools or even software can help you spin out great songs.

The 7 Best Songwriting Tools for Recording Your Ideas

This article goes through the best songwriting tools you can use to record those ideas. Just to be clear, these audio tools are for recording your rough songwriting ideas, not your final recordings. You’re the only one who will

Publish Date: 02/24/2013 20:57

Using Jam Sessions As A Songwriting Tool | All About Songwriting

There’s no doubt that a good old fashioned jam is a fantastic way to collect songwriting ideas and enjoy playing music at the same time. Jamming is a great songwriting tool.

Publish Date: 12/06/2012 17:21

Songwriting Tools Video Blog (1) Songwriter writing songs on Music Row Nashville Tennessee A weekly video blog from Nashville songwriter Ryan Bizarri which covers all things songwriting, music, music business and Nashvill…

How to Use Digital Tools in Songwriting : How to Use Digital Tools to Write Song Harmonies

Learn how to use digital tools to write harmonies in this free video on digital songwriting. Expert: David Jackel Bio: As a singer, David Jackel knows the di…

Songwriting Tools and Tips

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How to Use Digital Tools in Songwriting : Tools Necessary for Digital Songwriting

Learn how to get the write tools for digital songwriting in this free video. Expert: David Jackel Bio: As a singer, David Jackel knows the dire effects that …

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Where Do Songwriters Gather

Songwriters are probably the least talked about in the Music Industry. Songwriters are

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Songwriter Charlie “Hoss” Singleton: Jacksonville, Florida (Photo credit: State Library and Archives of Florida)

really the life blood of the songs you here on the radio. The question that I have is where do songwriters gather to network ? It’s very rare that you here about songwriters coming together to build on the aspect of songwriting. I think a monthly meeting at cafes or sandwich shops are need to build a working relationship among all song writers in your city.

So you wanna be a professional singer-songwriter? | Jamiebobamie

So you wanna be a professional singer-songwriter? Posted on October 4, 2012 by jamiebobamie At least, have another source of income, whether you’ve got a husband who can cover the bills when you can‘t, some savings or another job. Jobs with flexible hours are best. I’ve met professional …. I write a weekly blog that includes true stories gathered from 20 plus years of touring, how-to articles for musicians and profiles of performers. Also, I love dark chocolate, I can play “Smells

Publish Date: 10/04/2012 9:33

Best of Nashville and LA Songwriters/Artists to Gather In Deadwood

Best of Nashville and LA Songwriters/Artists to Gather In Deadwood. Posted on Tyler Hilton (Songwriter, Artist, and Actor) – “This World Will Turn Your Way,” “You’ll Ask for Me” and “How Love Should Be” – Tyler Hilton

Publish Date: 08/08/2012 11:40

Musicians Gather for First Annual Women’s Music Summit | I Heart

September 11,2012, Lafayette, CA — Female musicians and songwriters of all ages and skill levels gathered last month in Big Indian, NY for the first ever Women’s Music Summit. Tucked away in the Catskill Mountains at Full Moon Resort, festivities As an attendee I can tell you and over decade long veteran of the industry I can tell you there are simply differences when women are in music and when men do music. A lot of it is really non sexual but socially based.

Publish Date: 09/12/2012 4:15

Danny Brewer @ Atlanta Singer/Songwriter Gathering

Danny Brewer (of Besides Daniel) plays a new song at the Atlanta Singer/Songwriters’ monthly gathering held at Tyler Lyle’s home on this Friday, August 27, 2010

Limerick Songwriters @ The Locke Bar, Limerick 11th Feb 2010 http Thursday 11th Feb 2010 Limerick songwriters gather at The Locke Bar to perform their songs. New songwriters always welcome

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Songwriting Books For Songwriters

Most songwriters don ‘t know where to go to market and promote their songs. Information is the key to getting your songs to write artist. Their are several ways to look for information or songwriting, but you should always get some books that will allow you to begin your journey to helping yourself pitch your songs to artist and companies. At the onset of you gaining the correct information you will begin to move closer to establishing yourself as a real player in the songwriting market.

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i’ve scanned a lot of books about songwriting in the book store. most of them seem pretty awful – trying to codify a method for writing “hits” and a formula while ignoring any kind of inspiration or soul or art. and frankly i find

Publish Date: 10/11/2012 23:35

BOOK REVIEW: New Songwriter’s Guide to Music Publishing : Music

Randy Poe, The New Songwriter’s Guide to Music Publishing, book reviews, John Scott G, ISBN 978-1582978048, Writer’s Digest Books news from Music Industry Newswire, News, Reviews, Events and Commentary from the

Publish Date: 07/14/2011 18:47

New songwriting book details

I just finished writing my new book called “MODERN SONGWRITING SECRETS” It contains a ton of information to help people out in creating better songs in any genre. It deals with real world modern examples and doesn’t dwell too much on theory alone. I …

A List of Songwriting Books You can Use

1. Writing Better Lyrics

2. Songwriters Playground

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Is The Music Industry Ready for Lupe Fiasco

Every since Lupe Fiasco came into the industry he has not really been embraced by the establishment of power brokers like such artist as 50 cent, T.i. , or Lil Wayne. Lupe has been fighting to stake his claim as a major player in the game of rap for sometime. He to do battle with Warner Brothers executive Lyor Cohen over the release of one  of his earlier albums. Lupe’s fans came to his rescue and protested against the release of the album. I think the industry is scared to way up the hip hop community with this style of music. Is the Music Industry trying to hold Lupe Fiasco back from giving us that real shit ?


Lupe Fiasco Exposes Record Label Practices | Hot 107.5

Rapper Lupe Fiasco has been battling his record label, Atlantic, which just so happens to be owned by Warner Bros., over the constant delaying of his third album, Lasers, for the last couple of years now. Lupe recently delivered the keynote speech at The Personally, we think there are dozens of other things much more worthy of a protest than a new Lupe Fiasco album, but more power to Lupe for fighting for his art. RELATED: Dave Chappelle Gives Lupe Fiasco A

Publish Date: 10/06/2010 12:35

Lupe Fiasco Spars With DL Hughley Over Obama Support | Prefix

Earlier this year, Lupe Fiasco expressed his displeasure at President Obama and was roundly condemned in the hip-hop community. He stated that he wouldn’t be.

Publish Date: 09/18/2012 12:05

Westwood – Lupe Fiasco on Lasers, fans protests & hip hop 1Xtra

Lupe Fiasco joins Westwood on 1Xtra & talks about his new album Lasers, fans demonstrations, his bling, Kick Push, Islam,

Lyor Cohen Responds to Fiasco Friday

Warner Music Group’s CEO, Lyor Cohen, joins the crowd outside of Atlantic Records and responds to the controversy behind Lupe Fiasco’s album release. March 8th – Support Lasers!

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Angela Durden of Second Bight Publishing

If the project involves words, ANGELA K. DURDEN has probably chosen them for it.

“I can’t help it. I’ve loved words since I knew what a word was,” Durden said. “I
was hooked on using them from the time I found out that letters formed words and words
formed sentences and sentences formed paragraphs and those paragraphs strung together
formed stories that would make people smile and laugh and cry and get mad.”

Then in December 2010, words spoke to her again. This time in the form of
telling stories through song. Durden shook her head in amazement at what life will throw
your way. She explained, “It’s like my whole love affair throughout life has led me to
this point. I did not choose music. Music chose me. The message was loud, clear,
definitive, and could not be ignored.”

To that end, she eventually formed Second Bight Publishing to serve both
her and the song publishing needs of busy, part-time, or occasional songwriters. Both
that company and she, as a songwriter herself, are affiliated with SESAC, the premier
performing rights organization.

Multi-book author and songwriter, Angela is dedicated to helping companies,
authors, music artists, and musicians find success and profitability, and looks for
opportunities to do that in a variety of ways.

Because of serving a broad array of businesses through the years — from writing
columns in newspapers to articles in trade publications; from internal and external
communications for large and small corporations to bios for authors, CEOs, musicians,
and artists; from business, children’s, and fiction books to songwriting — Durden
sharpened her abilities to manage the life cycle of the word.

That management includes: The placement of words within the design scope.
Photography to accompany the words. Choosing the words to best serve the project. For
almost four years, Angela was managing editor for an international nonprofit trade group
association. For six more, she guided the manufacturer-mandated dealer validation
process for a multi-location retail new and used commercial truck dealership.

Angela won national attention in 1999 for her first published book, Nine Stupid
Things People Do To Mess Up Their Resumes. On her first radio appearance, she
advised nationally syndicated host G. Gordon Liddy about how to best cover up the
extended gap in his resume caused by his long yet controversial prison term.

In 2006, she launched the Mike and His Grandpa series of children’s books with
Heroes Need Practice, Too. The Balloon That Would Not Pop! came next in the series.
The release of the first children’s books was followed by Eloise Forgets How to Laugh
and others. (

In between teaching creative writing workshops at schools, she was project
coordinator and graphic designer for a four co-author book entitled Opportunity Meets
Motivation, about why and how four women from different walks of life created thriving
businesses. She edits and designs books for authors.

Her memoir, Twinkle, and crime novel, Whitfield, Nebraska, will soon be
published. In development is a series of crime novels set in Georgia and branded as From
the Case Files of Smith and Jones.

Angela is also a member and former board member of the nonprofit Georgia
Music Industry Association (; member of Georgia Music Partners
(, film-business-oriented Georgia Production Partnership
(, Atlanta Writers Club (, and
The Recording Academy (

“One thing I’ve noticed in the songwriting business, is that there are often
brilliant hooks, but not much of a story to go between,” she said. “I like to work with
those people and help them take a song and blow it up into something that feeds the souls
of their listeners and makes it memorable. What does the artist or songwriter bring to the
table by way of experience and how can we tell that story in less than four minutes?”

She noted that sometimes people have a difficult time putting their knowledge
into words. Yet that is a process she is intimately acquainted with.

She loves to meet people who are engaged in life, have a positive mindset, and
never say die. “That’s true,” she said. “Creeps, charlatans, and cheats will find no help
from me. And once they show their true colors, they better watch out. But those sincerely
seeking to honor their craft by working to improve and getting the help they need to do it:
Those are my people.”

If your goal is moving your career forward by improving your lyrics, spoken
word, screenplay, or book manuscript, Angela K. Durden is the one to help you.

Second Bight Publishing
PO Box 1143 • Decatur, Georgia 30031
Office: 404.315.7740
Fax: 770.454.0029
Direct: 404.358.0951


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Do Song Writers Need A Manager

As a song writer you wont have time to handle are your business. So getting a manager to manage all your most of your music business is critical to your survival. It is most important for you to have a manager at some point so you can concentrate on the business of songwriting.

Artist Management for the Music Business, Second Edition

Artist Management for the Music Business is written for record industry employees who want to know both what to do as a professional artist manager and how to do it as well as for all students studying music business or

Publish Date: 08/04/2012 2:30

Music Business 101: Your Money Team | Kasi Times

To succeed in the music business as an artist you must first understand and acknowledge that you are a business, and like any other enterprise, you will need to put together a team that can run and manage your business affairs. In the New Music Economy, artists need to think differently in order to Once you have appointed a personal manager, it will be that person’s job to find the rest of the team. Lawyer: “Copping chains is cool but what’s more important is lawyer

Publish Date: 08/07/2012 11:50


How to Find a Music Manager and Music Producer
MUSICINDUSTRYTIPS.NET——-Tips to finding a real music manager and producer.


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