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Work Tapes by Joshua and the Bandits

2016-06-05T00:37:07+00:00 January 5th, 2014|News|

True Source Ent artist, Joshua, writes and records a song per week, for one year. Joshua has commmited to a song per week, for one year, exclusive to fans as a way of “giving back” to the artist and music appreciation community.  Sign up on his mailing list to receive a free song every week. Website: joshband.com

Poly: A Nashville Commodity

2016-10-13T10:04:35+00:00 December 10th, 2013|Music, News|

Poly is a local band in Nashville TN. After getting to know them through thePop Up series(theyll be playing Nashville very soon), not only am I a fan and an advocate, but Im interested in where their melodies, influence, and pursuation have come from. Three seemingly different schools of thought all come together to make a sound that is in some way entrancing, in some ways a little more friendly and familiar, but in all ways pursuasive and inviting. There are a handful of songs you can find by them onBandcampand onYouTube You can find them onTwitterand onFacebook. However you choose to find them you [...]

Save the Roxy!

2016-10-13T10:04:35+00:00 November 1st, 2013|Events, News, Video and Film|

Today in East Nashville theres an event happening And not just any event. I found out about the Roxy Theatre a few months back looking for older buildings on the East side that might be perfect locations for a new venue, recording space just something a little different. In talking with a rep at the local non-profit group,Neighborhoods Resource Center, I found out about this event today, and the plans to rejuvenate this amazing piece of Nashville History. This group has come together with a host of great sponsors to bring community back into this neighborhood,the way it was 80 years ago, for one night [...]

30 Americans at The Frist

2016-10-13T10:04:35+00:00 October 20th, 2013|Events, Fine Art, News|

Going to the recent show at the Frist this last weekend was a surprise of beauty, a shock of culture, and altogether one of the best shows Ive seen there. Nashville loves this venue for its far-reaching appreciation of all arts, and I cant say enough good things about it myself. Its interesting though that this show in particular did not have the same marketing and advertising as shows Ive seen there in the past. In fact, it wasnt until I looked at the calendar for the exhibits at the Frist that I even knew that this was the show: 30 Americans. Gorgeous layout, well [...]

This Body’s Made for Good Livin’ / Independent Book Release

2016-10-13T10:04:35+00:00 September 5th, 2013|Books, Development: Brands, Artists, Products, News|

The first book that he's written, Joshua Smith's, "This Body's Made for Good Livin'" is officially available in Amazon stores for independent purchase. It’s 4 years in the making, and Joshua has finally given approval to release “This Body’s Made For Good Livin’ : a conversation about life, love, and faith”. Also, be sure to sign up on the mailing list for Joshua’s performance dates, upcoming features and regular blogs.  Thanks for being a part of This Body’s Community! Find out more at thisbodybook.com

Two Ears and One Mouth, There’s a Reason.

2016-10-13T10:04:35+00:00 August 20th, 2013|Music, News|

A mentor of mine in LA always told me, "We have two ears and one mouth for a reason... We should listen twice as much as we speak." This wisdom has stuck with me since he told me, and I've had the opportunity to meet his mentor,Quincy Jones, who ultimately was the first to use the phrase. When I met Quincy, he was speaking forGuitar Center Sessionsin theGuitar Center in Hollywood, and used the very phrase in the interview. So why's it so important that Quincy's been using it and telling people for many decades, and now it sticks with me? Quincy's reason for using [...]

Nashville Recording Artist, Joshua to release his second EP to HitRecord.org

2016-10-13T10:04:35+00:00 June 30th, 2013|Music, News|

Artists should always collaborate. HitRecord is the best resource Ive seen for this out there today. - Joshua WHAT: Joshua (www.JoshBand.com) is releasing his much anticipated sophomore EP, featuring four acoustic songs that he is offering to the online community atwww.HitRecord.org. HitRecord is an online artist community that encourages collaboration and as a for profit company solicits the materials that are submitted for sales and exposure for the artists. The record features music and performances by Joshua, vocals by fellow indie recording artist Holley Maher, and record production by Joshua and Deron Johnson (DANDA 1 Productions). WHO: Joshua was featured on the 2012 Emmy Nominated, [...]

The New Industry: Being an artist isn’t so hard.

2016-10-13T10:04:35+00:00 June 20th, 2013|Development: Brands, Artists, Products, Music, News|

The old world entertainment industry didn't have much of what we have today. Media wasn't so readily available. Many of the ideas of how entertainment works, and ways in which the industry has evolved didn't exits even that long ago. Though, it was around the early Tarzan "black and white era" of film that the idea of a film "icon" formed. Actually early Tarzan starwas really the biggest male "sexual icon" of the time, and the studio bought his wife out, and forced a divorce to ensure this would happen. The icon-like artist persona is something that is incredibly common, but it has also detrimentally [...]

The Benefit of a Producer, Artist Relationship

2016-06-05T00:28:14+00:00 May 13th, 2013|Development: Brands, Artists, Products, Music, News|

It's an important thing to learn... How people can help your career, and what they're relationship should mean to you as an artist. Most artists think they can do it all... I know that I did when I first got into doing music! I went to Belmont University thinking I would learn how to produce records - not so I would never have to work with a producer again, but definitely so I could do most of it without help! After 10 years of making this music in a recorded format (well, many formats), I'm finally feeling I'm gaining not only the ears, but the [...]

The best ‘Last Hoorah’ since “The Last Waltz”

2016-10-13T10:04:35+00:00 April 1st, 2013|Events, Music, News|

“Average white kids with bands and soul in Nashville, TN” WHAT:  REZONATE PRODUCTIONS Presents:  Recording artists KIM LOGAN, CHRIS WILD, and JOSHUA with his band, THE BANDITS –  performing live at Stone Fox in West Nashville, TN USA. Natives and alumni to Nashville’s Belmont University, these acts are bringing their musical missions together to perform this ‘Last Hoorah’, that also happens to be the beginning of something NEW for each.  True Source Entertainment recording artist JOSHUA (aka Joshua Smith) and The Bandits are releasing his second EP, paired with the launch of a campaign to raise awareness for the documentary he officially started as a [...]

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