The music industry isn’t just the ones that “make it”. Home on the Road is a hard look at America, the American Music Industry, what success means, and what living as an artist in this country is like for everyday people. This documentary, created by artist, JOSHUA C.S. is a look into the day in the life of an artist in today's music industry. He asks the question "What is Success?" to all he encounters, and offers a deep look [...]
Downtown Nashville transforms often to accomodate the crowds for festivals, NFL drafts, some major solo performances and holidays. Being native here, it's become a part of the landscape - I almost don't recognize it unless there's 10k+ people down there. But it's a beautiful thing, and the city has done a great job keeping up with the changes and peaked interest in what used to be (and still very much is) just a large version of a small town. DOWNTOWN [...]
We worked with Steve Wariner to produce this unique FIRST-LOOK at the brand new, "The Steve Wariner Nashville Gentleman" Signature Model Gretsch Guitar. If you're a guitar player, you're about to nerd out... guaranteed. We spent time going through components of the build and design to describe in detail just how this guitar was conceived and how it plays. Enjoy this FIRST-LOOK here only!
The Milk & Honey Tapes are proving to be a series of personal songs written, recorded, and produced by artist and songwriter, Joshua C.S. (Joshua Caleb Smith). These latest songs entitled, "Soothe My Soul" and "Where I Lay My Hat Down" are stories about family and love, and the relationships that make us who we are, at least who the artist is. Milk & Honey Tapes are not the only thing that the artist is working on at the moment. [...]
Artist: Joshua C.S. Record: Milk & Honey Tapes Song 1: Give Me Your Number Song 2: Milk and Honey Genre: Blues, Neo Soul, Pop Release Date: March 30, 2018 FOR PRE RELEASE: Download here, https://mailchi.mp/69275c32e2a4/joshua-cs-sign-up Joshua C.S. is a Nashville, TN based recording artist, songwriter and producer. Collaborating with Seth Atkins Horan (Grammy winning music engineer) and a collaboration between Olde English Records and True Source Entertainment, the artist is releasing multiple songs this year in a group of mix tapes [...]
Lamar Williams Jr is a fantastic singer and songwriter out of Atlanta, Georgia. He's shared the stage with some of America's finest including The Allman Brothers band, Otiel and Friends, and is the lead singer of Les Brers. Find out more about Lamar in this short piece talking about his music, his sound, and exploring a day in the life in studio with Peter Levin in Muscle Shoals, Alabama at Fame Studios.
Another feature for the latest release by TSE artist, Joshua C.S. this month. This record has received acclaim and been held in high regard on many Spotify playlists, blogs, and Soundcloud lists since it's release in April. Not to mention garnishing regular radio play in college radio over the last two months, reaching the top 200 on (187 weighted and 135 unweighted) charts. "Roots" marks a segue into new territory with the record having been self-produced and released by the [...]
For independent artists to bleed into standard media platforms may not seem hard to the outside world, but it's not an easy feat. Nor is it common for an artist that's never been signed to gain recognition on radio stations and Spotify playlists and the like. Joshua C.S. from Nashville TN, with his new record, "Roots" has done just that, reaching in the top 200 on radio charts in April this year. If you haven't already, head to Spotify to [...]
Joshua's new ROOTS record is making waves on college radio and on Spotify playlists, Soundcloud playlists, and more. Most recently, Spotify tastemaker, INDIEMONO has featured Joshua C.S.'s new single, "The Water Keeps Rising" on it's playlist, UNDISCOVERED & COZY: Indie Crush (see feature here: http://indiemono.com/album/undiscovered-cozy/). See more about INDIEMONO on their website, www.indiemono.com. Here's a taste. Enjoy!
TSE Artist, Joshua CS released Shotgun Freddy back in September. But just in case you missed it, the song's initial release garnered placement amongst the top 200 releases for that day! More releases, videos, and shows are to be expected to come from the artist through the end of the year from his new LP "ROOTS" to be released in the Spring followed by a Southeast tour. Stay tuned, and find out more at joshband.com, facebook.com/listentojoshua, twitter.com/listentojoshua, and instagram.com/listentojoshua.
TSE Artist Feature: JOSHUA [Nashville TN] from True Source Entertainment on Vimeo. Nashville native, and resident, Joshua, has been writing and recording music since a young age, and continues to push the limits of his own sound with every release. His most recent recordings, for his aptly dubbed, “ROOTS” LP, showcase the artist’s songwriting and performances, as well as side that of his craft that he’s been developing since moving back to Nashville in 2012. ROOTS was written, performed, and [...]
Holley Maher came to us needing a way to visually represent the process of her very personal new Album, “Euphorics”. We came up with a concept that matched her vision, and shot all the footage in one day with her. In post we combined phone footage, and her Vine posts from the recording sessions with her original music on the record to create this final product.
This short film is a one of a kind, brilliant piece of cinema. Produced by Cyborg Ant in Los Angeles, True Source Entertainment brought original music and Joshua Smith was dubbed Music Supervisor.
Working with Lamar to build his personal brand, and create a dynamic way to connect his fans with his music, we built a website that can maintain today's standards, and help push him to the next level. Visit the site at lamarwilliamsjr.com.
Mike Hartnett is a phenomenal artist and producer, with a studio in East Nashville, TN. His long list of credits includes working on records and on stages with such artists as Ludacris, Fergie, Cee Lo, Rittz, Yelawolf... The list keeps going but you get the point. His production space is called Olde English Studios. The gear is ridiculous. Working with him on various projects with many of his artists, and our own, we decided to invest in a website for [...]
This film was one of the top 20 shorts selected in the Louisiana Film Prize 2015 (website). True Source Entertainment’s own Joshua Smith scored the Short Film. Genre: Drama Synopsis: A man struggles as his seemingly idyllic life falls apart one layer at a time. Betrayal, heartbreak and revenge permeate this story as a good man loses his possessions and possibly his soul. Directed By: Jason Barry Produced By: Chris Colbert and Monique Yamaguchi Written By: Jason Barry, Glen Barry, and Rebecca Schuster Cinematography [...]
Image by Jamie Strachan After buying every EP and LP, attending more than a handful of shows, and even interviewing the man, I was pretty sure I knew Bobby Long the musician and wordsmith. As was the case before Wishbone (Longs sophomore full-length effort) was released, I was wrong. Following the rock-driven Devil Moon, Blood in the Orchard, and Yesterday Yesterday from Wishbone, I expected him to announce his presence with raucous riffs as he blazed into the [...]
A new take on modern recording, made available only on BANDCAMP and through his website Nashville native indie recording artist, JOSHUA and his new band of Bandits have released a follow up to the 52 songs written, recorded and briefly released in 2014. The cinematic 3 piece song-trilogy (we dare say, a first of it’s kind) is an effort to break from the monotony of modern American music culture. Blending genres, unique lyricism, and conceptual songwriting with JOSHUA’s mixed soul/roots/folk/pop [...]
Michael Rooker’s “Asylum of the Dead” featuring music by True Source Entertainment releases at Walmart and Amazon
May 16, 2015--Asylum of the Dead, the first official behind the camera release by The Walking Dead star, Michael Rooker, has hit the shelves of Walmart and Amazon.com. The release, starring Rooker, Beverley Mitchell and Haylie Duff about the insane asylum by the same name in Rookers hometown is a blend of science fiction and horror/thriller action. From IMDB: For decades, Pennhurst psychiatric hospital has been haunted by turbulent supernatural forces. When a television crew embarks on a mission to [...]
"The American Dream" is a thrilling, dramatic short film about the struggles of a man who's seemingly idyllic life falls apart one peice at a time. True Source Entertainment's ownJoshua Smithscored the short. The film is slated as one of the top 20 films in consideration at the Shreveport Film Festival, or "Louisiana Film Prize 2014". Watch in the coming weeks as the winners are announced! The festival is held the weekend of Oct 10-12, 2014.
This was a bit hard to believe until we saw it ourselves on our own iPhones. The new album was released a couple weeks ago now, and however a little floored, we're also impressed, and very grateful... we are fans after all. But this cravass is a "hard" one to cross. Generally, the idea of giving away free music as a promotional tactic (and it's quite required these days) has always been a hefty investment for artists. Even U2, one [...]
The Music Industry is notoriously unsupportive of artists. To qualify that statement let me also say that it's not entirely the Industry's fault, which doesn't make it the artist's fault... As far as we can tell, it's just the way in which the Industry has evolved with the social trends that have occurred. But let's just say it and be honest about it, because once this is out in the open, we have an opportunity to change, grow, develop, evolve [...]
MOG.comis a find, play, share music solution thats been around since 2006, and if youve never heard of it, youre in luck Beats by Dre just launched Beats Music which is the replacement entity for Mog. Its a mobile music stream venture by Dr. Dre and Interscope Records, Jimmy Iovine. It pushes, or at least attempts to push at the human element of the music listener, making it personal, and attractive. Coming in a little late in the game, its [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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! [...]
“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 [...]
Score and End Credits song written and recorded by True Source Entertainment for Stonebrook International at True Source Entertainment and Beethoven Inc studios, with production help from Alex Elena, GRAMMY Winning producer. Film distributed on SYFY and available at Wal-Mart in US and oversees.
After the recent tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri, TSE artist, Joshua was asked to perform at theOVERFLOW: VOICES IN ACTIONfundraiser for Watered Gardens (a local charity and homeless shelter). The artist works with various non-profits as an activist for many causes, but has a passionate interest in relief efforts stemming from his history on the Gulf Coast, doing volunteer work after hurricane Katrina. Recently he was recognized byLifebyMe.comand given a front page spread on their site. They asked him to write [...]
Play it Forward'sFIGHT BACK Concertwas a complete success!! From the community RAISING OVER $100k, to Executive Producers, Josh Smith and Stevie Riolo bringing the theme for the show to a head, and Josh's version of "Hallelujah" - sung with the West Coast Singers choir for the Luminaria Ceremony at the end of the night! We will be uploading more photos and videos from the concert itself, but to start here are a few photos from the daytime performers:The Tokens, Isaiah [...]
Productions by TSE for forward thinking projects that are non-profit based or benefitting, or community growth driven. Play It Forward has helped benefit various causes through videos and live shows. Executive Producers: Joshua Smith and Sarah Dale Play it Forward Nashville is a program of the non-profit, Home & Community Inc. This video was produced by Sarah G Dale (True North Entertainment) and Josh Smith (True Source Entertainment, Co-Creator of Play it Forward) to help generate donations for those people [...]