UPDATE: Home on the Road is now a FINALIST. See all films on the Film Festival website, newyorkinternationalfilmawards.com (navigate to > Results > April 2020). Home On The Road, has made it to the Semi Finals of the New York International Film awards. This marks the first of what we feel will be many accomplishments to come for the filmmaker and artist, Joshua C.S. (Joshua Caleb Smith). See his music website, listentjoshua.com or youtube.com/listentojoshua to find out more about the [...]
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 [...]
Wonderful Life Foundation presentation video for 2019 annual fundraiser event. See more about Wonderful Life Foundation at https://wonderfullifefoundation.org/
So this happened. May or may not be *fake* we're not sure. Either way, hype. *** Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE True Source Entertainment Receives 2019 Best of Old Hickory Award Old Hickory Award Program Honors the Achievement OLD HICKORY August 22, 2019 -- True Source Entertainment has been selected for the 2019 Best of Old Hickory Award in the Entertainment Agency category by the Old Hickory Award Program. Each year, the Old Hickory Award Program identifies companies that we [...]
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!
March 5, during their "2019 Tennessee Day On The Hill", Tennessee Realtors® met with state and local government officials to discuss upcoming legislation measures that will impact home buyers, real estate and taxes in Tennessee. The realtor party is an independent party comprised of Tennessee realtors, and they meet with government officials once a year during this annual event to make sure those officials know what measures are most important for Tennessee homeowners. Governor Bill Lee, who one night before [...]
Sex and The Music City is a game changer in Nashville. This podcast has the potential the alter the landscape of downtown Nashville for the better. Tourists won't know what they hit them when they get pulled into the ACME Radio Live recording booth on a random Tuesday while bar hopping. It's raunchy, it's real and it's all Nashville every time. E4 Promo Host Amie Miriello is the epitome of great Nashville talent. She's a background singer [...]
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. [...]
We produced a video in collaboration with Tables Turned (TSE media partner and podcast) to support this effort to raise awareness about the racism that exists in our country in this current climate, to get the Chili's corporation to support their employees in these situations through this a petition on coworker.org and to help create a community of support around Jamese Adams and her cause. Please watch this video, read the petition, sign it and share it with everyone you [...]
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 [...]
Did you know? The National Restaurant Association and Trump's Department of Labor are trying to change the rules to allow restaurant owners to keep your tips. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jan. 18, 2018 - PRLog Join us: Whether you or someone you know works at a restaurant or in any other tip-based business, many will be affected by this change in policy. Come to hear from national and local organizers and labor lawyers what we can do to stand together and make our voices heard. [...]
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.
Re-branded, re-vitalized, and re-launched, Dennis Keim is the latest addition to the TSE family of creators. Dennis (based in Huntsville, Alabama) is a nationally recognized photographer and an all-around amazing human. His photos evoke more than just pretty imagery, they speak words, they evoke emotion and visceral response. We are proud to announce the launch of the new brand and website, dk-studio.com. Read more about Dennis' history and work. See his portfolio online.
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 [...]
Omari Booker is a painter based in Nashville TN. We met up with him about his upcoming show and to talk about some of what has inspired his work. Here's what we discovered: Find Omari online: omaribooker.com / facebook / twitter / instagram / youtube
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!
Barry re-released the self-published, "SIDE EFFECTS" on Amazon recently. On the same day of it's release, the sophomore debut landed a spot on Amazon's Top 100 releases list. Find out more about Jennifer M. Barry here, jennifermbarry.com, and find the book here.
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 [...]
The Shelby Park Picture Show is back up and running and about to begin it's 2016 season! This year marks year two for the event series, and there are a few changes Nashville audiences can look forward to. Firstly, twice as many shows, secondly, the audience actually got to pick all the movies this year! Other changes include online ticketing through the 2016 calendar on the website, and opportunities for multiple non-profits to partner with the series to benefit from from proceeds. Upcoming Shows [...]
ANNOUNCING: Home on the Road A project by Joshua Smith and True Source Entertainment, in association with Imagine That! Video, REDFOX, and Stonebrooke International What does success mean to you? Logline: This documentary follows American recording artist, Joshua, on his travels across the country playing music, and moving from one place to another to further his career, and find the answer to the meaning of success. INTENT FOR USE: Documentary, Adverts, TV and Online Series INTENDED LENGTH: One hour special [...]
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.
True Source Entertainment Inks Deal With Longtime Nashville Salon and Wellness Studio – Synergy Hair.Skin.Body
February 11, 2016 – In their second joint venture of 2016, the Nick Hiter Project (NHP) and True Source Entertainment(TSE) have closed on another client, and TSE has inked a deal with Synergy Hair.Skin.Body. Synergy has been a long time staple of Nashville, located at 4505 Charlotte Avenue. Synergy Hair.Skin.Body is not just a salon, it’s a salon and wellness studio, which brands itself as “Beauty and Wellness, on purpose”. Synergy is a place to harness beauty, inside and out. It’s a laid back professional place for clients [...]
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 [...]
The Fry Pharmacy is a recording studio in north Nashville near Old Hickory Lake. The oddities of the building, the gear, and the producer, Scott McEwen make this place one worth seeking out for a unique sound and experience. This video showcases the pair. We worked with Scott to develop a new website, frypharmacyrecording.com, as well as this brand vignette.
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 [...]
Working with Streamsound Records, we helped bring Austin’s branding to life with this vibrant EPK showcasing the amazing talent behind the song, and what it meant to the artist. Find out more: austinwebbmusic.com
Next week's showing of the classic, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" has already garnished a lot of attention in East Nashville, but the Picture Show is now hosting a trivia to give away a TSHIRT and and some concessions to a couple big Winners! Be sure to head over to the Shelby Park Picture Show Facebook Pageand enter to win the trivia. It's a 3 part question: Peter Ostrum, who was the blonde Charlie Bucket we all know from [...]
We worked with international non-profit, Life in Abundance, to create a video to showcase and feature their processes and benefits to some of the communities they serve in Kenya. This is a video product of True Source Entertainment, in partnership with Plan Left, in Nashville TN.
Movies at Shelby Park for the community, by the community, and benefiting local nonprofits August 31, 2015-- Nashville based creative production company, True Source Entertainment (TSE) has joined forces with media conduit, The East Nashvillian, to bring an event to East Nashville thats fun for all ages. After the first show, we know this will be an East Nashville staple for seasons to come! SHELBY PARK PICTURE SHOW (http://shelbyparkpictureshow.com) as its called, is a movie-at-the-park event that has already proven [...]
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 [...]
Working with Choice Media and Hill Entertainment in Nashville TN, True Source Entertainment (in partnership with Plan Left, marketing and advertising) produced Naomi Judd’s EPK to introduce her as a Public Engagement Speaker on Health Topics.
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 [...]
The Wolf of Wall Street is gaining interest from social media audiences that measure to breakthrough heights. Boasting a staggering 967,035 followers across Twitter and Facebook, they've got a 400k lead on their closest competitor. It will be interesting to see how the film fairs against it's competitors in the race for Best Picture, "Gravity" (which holds the close second in social media traffic), and "Philomena" which doesn't even rank in social graces as it doesn't have any official accounts [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
TSE artist, Joshua, will embark on a journey across the nation playing shows, recording new material, and interviewing people about their idea of success. Follow the journey on homeontheroadproject.com and on Facebook and Twitter @homeontherd.
Ford Beckmanis a contemporary artist, born inColumbus, Ohio in 1952.Beckman's work has been exhibited internationally and is included insuch notable public collections as Panza Collection, Italy; SaatchiCollection, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; SanFrancisco Museum of Modern Art; Israeli Museum,Jerusalem; EsslCollection, Vienna; the Denver Art Museum and the Whitney Museum ofAmerican Art, New York. Beckman started his career out of college working in the Fashion industry. He successfully started and developed fashion lines that eventually brought him from [...]
Maloney Fine Art is a fantastic little gallery in the Culver City art scene of Los Angeles, CA that always carries a unique selection of some of the best up-and-coming contemporary art in LA. The other unique factor about this particular little spot is that the owner, Michael Maloney, is a reseller of many fantastic contemporary artists from decades past including Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Robert Mapplethorpe, Josef Albers, and some more recent well known artists like Malick Sadibe, chinese [...]
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 [...]