Dave Waltman

Dave Waltman

Dave Waltman



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Gone Mad (Official Audio) by Aaron Rizzo

Bob Lugowe

Catchy, well-written tune with a good variety of styles, great instrumentation and strong chorus. Dig the artwork too. I would start by suggesting including a brief bio about your project along with a short description of the track as this is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like. I would also suggest putting all of your music on bandcamp, perhaps as pay what you want to build a fanbase as that is the #1 site for indie music fans to discover and purchase music and I see you have some of your music on there but not all. You should also consider making a music video for your next single and hiring a publicist to promote any upcoming release to get some attention in the media. Best of luck!

Benjamin Groff

Hi Aaron - thanks for the submission.  Nice song here.  My feedback is - this song is maybe the 110th song I've heard today (after going through Spotify NMF) and other submissions.  Question of the decade here is - there's 30,000 songs coming out - EVERY DAY.  So how do you stand out?  It's about the FIRE SONGS.  As far as what I'm looking for.  No doubt this song is super strong and really well done.  But so are 5,000 other songs that came out today.  So how do you stand out?  I wrote a huge blog post on this here worth checking :  https://www.benjamingroff.com/blog/fire-maker-your-job-as-a-professional-songwriter So my suggestion is to read this post and make the next song with some of this in mind?  Overall though - really strong / great work - now it's just about taking it to the next level.  Hope it's helpful.  

Chris Heintz

First and foremost thank you for submitting. Starting out the mix on the record sounds like a rough demo, however I do think a more raw mix suits this track nicely. I like the dirty sound of the song overall. The track is ambient and I like the arrangement on it a lot. Things continue to grow towards the bridge and final chorus and for me this is important especially with a record that is supposed to bring a sense of angst like this one. The song flows nicely like a good movie and nothing feels forced or un-organic.  Not much negative to say. I think this would be really good for TV/Film synchs. I wish I had something for, but at the moment I don’t. Thanks again!

Alan Cross

This is really good! No notes from me on songwriting, performance, or production. 

What are your plans going forward? Radio? More recording? Touring? Licensing and sync?

Tell you what: If you send a high-quality MP3 and a short bio, I'll see what I can about getting you some feature play on The Edge in Toronto.

Dave Waltman submitted media.

Alan Cross

I like this. Reminds me of the kind of headspace inhabited by the Black Keys and similar bands mixed with a little old school Bad Company.  Nice sharp production, too (the highs cut through on all sorts of speakers, including on my laptop.)

I think you've got something here, so what's the next step? Are you signed? Do you have a radio plugger and/or publicist? 

A couple of points:
--Make sure you have material ready for download/streaming. Your new audience is going to expect your music to be available in a variety of ways.
--That being said, I have a feeling you'll do well concentrating on live performances rather than hawking recordings. Have something to sell by all means, but I'm wondering if you'd best be served by playing as many live gigs as you can over the next 12 months. You'll be a different--and better--band at the end of it. You'll also figure out who your real fans are.
--Have you thought about music licensing? Time to make friends with some music supervisors who place music in TV, movies and commercials.

Good luck with the track. I'll be sure to share it through my social media channels.