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ION INDIE MAGAZINE Review of Bob Crawford—RMCO MUSIC

ION INDIE MAGAZINE Review of Bob Crawford—RMCO MUSIC | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it
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ION INDIE MAGAZINE Review of Bob Crawford—RMCO MUSIC (Reprint)

Review by Kiki Plesha

 

Other than the 'jaunty chapeau in his photo, it would be safe to say that Bob Crawford wears many hats...and they are of many styles. Bob's talent has been far-reaching; encompassing Rock, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Folk, Alternative and New Country--and many variances in between. And under all those hats resides the man himself...Musician, Producer, Author, Consultant, Guitarist, Arranger, Stage Manager, Recording Engineer and Composer. He is a one-man phenomenon and even, at times, a one-man-band.

 

Having been in the music industry for quite some time, Bob has a rather large song catalog and long track record, working with such varied artists as Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis Hall.

 

As President of RMCO MUSIC, a full service Music Production/Event Management company, Bob is BUSY...currently working with Grammy Award winner Larry Harlow and Zon del Barrio in NYC. He is the author of newly published "Symmetric Cycles", his John Coltrane/Pat Martino/Nicholas Slonimsky-inspired music theory book. He has also recorded 2 Crossover Jazz instrumentals "BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC Presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 a 2", available from AmazonMP3, Bandcamp, iTunes & Google Play, and Spotify. In his "spare" time, he also provides customized music for business advertising.

 

Excuse me...I think I need a nap just WRITING about Bob Crawford...OK, I'm BACK!

 

Bob was Musical Director/Guitarist/Singer for the National Company of Paul Sills'"Story Theatre", which enjoyed a year-long run on Broadway, coveting 2 Tony Awards and a nomination.

Bob also wrote "My Time Is Now" (19911 with Dennis Williams [(O’Jays, Temptations) recorded by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner and Latin Music-Salsa Hall of Fame member Larry Harlow for Cache Records (Fania). He additionally wrote "I Want To Be Loved" [2006) recorded by R&B Hall of Fame member and Tony Award winner Maxine Brown. He has worked as a Session Guitarist, Vocalist. Writer, Producer, and Arranger, for artists ranging from Phoebe Snow to McFadden & Whitehead for 30 years.

 

Note to self: It has just occurred to me what a slacker I am.

 

Bob Crawford's many accomplishments and the roster of notable names he has worked with goes on and on.

In all seriousness, this man means BUSINESS...the music business, that is.

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ION INDIE MAGAZINE Review of Bob Crawford—RMCO MUSIC

Review by Kiki Plesha

 

ION INDIE MAGAZINE Review of Bob Crawford—RMCO MUSIC (Reprint)

Review by Kiki Plesha

Other than the 'jaunty chapeau in his photo, it would be safe to say that Bob Crawford wears many hats...and they are of many styles. Bob's talent has been far-reaching; encompassing Rock, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Folk, Alternative and New Country--and many variances in between. And under all those hats resides the man himself...Musician, Producer, Author, Consultant, Guitarist, Arranger, Stage Manager, Recording Engineer and Composer. He is a one-man phenomenon and even, at times, a one-man-band.

Having been in the music industry for quite some time, Bob has a rather large song catalog and long track record, working with such varied artists as Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis Hall.

 

As President of RMCO MUSIC, a full service Music Production/Event Management company, Bob is BUSY...currently working with Grammy Award winner Larry Harlow and Zon del Barrio in NYC. He is the author of newly published "Symmetric Cycles", his John Coltrane/Pat Martino/Nicholas Slonimsky-inspired music theory book. He has also recorded 2 Crossover Jazz instrumentals "BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC Presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 a 2", available from AmazonMP3, Bandcamp, iTunes & Google Play, and Spotify. In his "spare" time, he also provides customized music for business advertising.

 

Excuse me...I think I need a nap just WRITING about Bob Crawford...OK, I'm BACK!

 

Bob was Musical Director/Guitarist/Singer for the National Company of Paul Sills'"Story Theatre", which enjoyed a year-long run on Broadway, coveting 2 Tony Awards and a nomination.

Bob also wrote "My Time Is Now" (19911 with Dennis Williams [(O’Jays, Temptations) recorded by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner and Latin Music-Salsa Hall of Fame member Larry Harlow for Cache Records (Fania). He additionally wrote "I Want To Be Loved" [2006) recorded by R&B Hall of Fame member and Tony Award winner Maxine Brown. He has worked as a Session Guitarist, Vocalist. Writer, Producer, and Arranger, for artists ranging from Phoebe Snow to McFadden & Whitehead for 30 years.

 

Note to self: It has just occurred to me what a slacker I am.

 

Bob Crawford's many accomplishments and the roster of notable names he has worked with goes on and on.

In all seriousness, this man means BUSINESS...the music business, that is.

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ION INDIE MAGAZINE Review of Bob Crawford—RMCO MUSI

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ION INDIE MAGAZINE Review of Bob Crawford—RMCO MUSIC

Review by Kiki Plesha

 

ION INDIE MAGAZINE Review of Bob Crawford—RMCO MUSIC (Reprint)

Review by Kiki Plesha

Other than the 'jaunty chapeau in his photo, it would be safe to say that Bob Crawford wears many hats...and they are of many styles. Bob's talent has been far-reaching; encompassing Rock, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Folk, Alternative and New Country--and many variances in between. And under all those hats resides the man himself...Musician, Producer, Author, Consultant, Guitarist, Arranger, Stage Manager, Recording Engineer and Composer. He is a one-man phenomenon and even, at times, a one-man-band.

Having been in the music industry for quite some time, Bob has a rather large song catalog and long track record, working with such varied artists as Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis Hall.

 

As President of RMCO MUSIC, a full service Music Production/Event Management company, Bob is BUSY...currently working with Grammy Award winner Larry Harlow and Zon del Barrio in NYC. He is the author of newly published "Symmetric Cycles", his John Coltrane/Pat Martino/Nicholas Slonimsky-inspired music theory book. He has also recorded 2 Crossover Jazz instrumentals "BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC Presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 a 2", available from AmazonMP3, Bandcamp, iTunes & Google Play, and Spotify. In his "spare" time, he also provides customized music for business advertising.

 

Excuse me...I think I need a nap just WRITING about Bob Crawford...OK, I'm BACK!

 

Bob was Musical Director/Guitarist/Singer for the National Company of Paul Sills'"Story Theatre", which enjoyed a year-long run on Broadway, coveting 2 Tony Awards and a nomination.

Bob also wrote "My Time Is Now" (19911 with Dennis Williams [(O’Jays, Temptations) recorded by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner and Latin Music-Salsa Hall of Fame member Larry Harlow for Cache Records (Fania). He additionally wrote "I Want To Be Loved" [2006) recorded by R&B Hall of Fame member and Tony Award winner Maxine Brown. He has worked as a Session Guitarist, Vocalist. Writer, Producer, and Arranger, for artists ranging from Phoebe Snow to McFadden & Whitehead for 30 years.

 

Note to self: It has just occurred to me what a slacker I am.

 

Bob Crawford's many accomplishments and the roster of notable names he has worked with goes on and on.

In all seriousness, this man means BUSINESS...the music business, that is.

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ION INDIE MAGAZINE Review of Bob Crawford—RMCO MUSIC (Reprint)

Review by Kiki Plesha

 

Other than the 'jaunty chapeau in his photo, it would be safe to say that Bob Crawford wears many hats...and they are of many styles. Bob's talent has been far-reaching; encompassing Rock, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Folk, Alternative and New Country--and many variances in between. And under all those hats resides the man himself...Musician, Producer, Author, Consultant, Guitarist, Arranger, Stage Manager, Recording Engineer and Composer. He is a one-man phenomenon and even, at times, a one-man-band.

 

Having been in the music industry for quite some time, Bob has a rather large song catalog and long track record, working with such varied artists as Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis Hall.

 

As President of RMCO MUSIC, a full service Music Production/Event Management company, Bob is BUSY...currently working with Grammy Award winner Larry Harlow and Zon del Barrio in NYC. He is the author of newly published "Symmetric Cycles", his John Coltrane/Pat Martino/Nicholas Slonimsky-inspired music theory book. He has also recorded 2 Crossover Jazz instrumentals "BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC Presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 a 2", available from AmazonMP3, Bandcamp, iTunes & Google Play, and Spotify. In his "spare" time, he also provides customized music for business advertising.

 

Excuse me...I think I need a nap just WRITING about Bob Crawford...OK, I'm BACK!

 

Bob was Musical Director/Guitarist/Singer for the National Company of Paul Sills'"Story Theatre", which enjoyed a year-long run on Broadway, coveting 2 Tony Awards and a nomination.

Bob also wrote "My Time Is Now" (19911 with Dennis Williams [(O’Jays, Temptations) recorded by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner and Latin Music-Salsa Hall of Fame member Larry Harlow for Cache Records (Fania). He additionally wrote "I Want To Be Loved" [2006) recorded by R&B Hall of Fame member and Tony Award winner Maxine Brown. He has worked as a Session Guitarist, Vocalist. Writer, Producer, and Arranger, for artists ranging from Phoebe Snow to McFadden & Whitehead for 30 years.

 

Note to self: It has just occurred to me what a slacker I am.

 

Bob Crawford's many accomplishments and the roster of notable names he has worked with goes on and on.

In all seriousness, this man means BUSINESS...the music business, that is.

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SoundCloud introduces ads so it can pay musicians and other creators

SoundCloud introduces ads so it can pay musicians and other creators | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

Initiative is starting small, but with plans to make 175 million listeners pay off for individual artists and major labels alike. By Stuart Dredge


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Streaming Music Reduces Artist Revenue and Waters Down Creativity

Streaming Music Reduces Artist Revenue and Waters Down Creativity | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

When iTunes launched 10 years ago, it became the model for buying and legally downloading music. Soon services like Spotify came along and changed the game from a purchasing model to a licensing model. How has this changed the industry? For consumers it’s great, but for the music industry it’s meant tons of competition at the bottom, a vanishing middle, and more corporate domination at the top. Streaming services like Spotify give artists the ability to make their music available all over the world. But this convenience has two costs—the dollars paid and ...


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This is a brilliant article covering not only the business side of music but the state of mind & motivations of different types of listeners...well done!!

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A Royalty Pain: Making Sense Of Music's Compensation Issues

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From the outside, it looks simple: Terrestrial radio and Internet-based music services play the songs, the creators and performers ...


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Joe Meek: sound pioneer

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Tone deaf, paranoid and unable to read music, Joe Meek somehow became one of the most important music producers of the 60s yet lived in shame. Here is his tragic story


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Inside the Lives of Composers for Hire : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community

Inside the Lives of Composers for Hire : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

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Earn More Publishing Royalties | Indie-Music.com

Earn More Publishing Royalties | Indie-Music.com | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it
On the DIY Musician Blog: If you write original songs then you stand to earn music publishing revenue, most of it in the form of mechanical royalties, performance royalties, and sync licensing fees.

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Music for Licensing--Pop/Rock

Music for Licensing--Pop/Rock | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

Bob Crawford & Mick Taylor on a break at RMCO MUSIC/NYC/USA  1995

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BOB CRAWFORD--POP/ROCK—Music for Licensing/Placement

 

Official Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

Website 2:  http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-crawford/44/22a/305/

By way of introduction, my name is Bob Crawford and I am a 30-year veteran songwriter, producer, guitarist, and arranger seeking music licensing/placement opportunities. with recording artists, for underscoring/transitions in film, TV, advertising and product placement, ringtones, video games, etc

Having  been in the music industry for quite some time I have a rather large song catalog & long track record, working with such varied artists as Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams(O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall in genres such as Pop, R&B, Rock, New Country, ContemporaryCrossover Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, and Folk idioms.

 

SEEKING MUSIC LICENSING/PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH RECORDING ARTISTS, FOR UNDERSCORING IN FILM, TV, ADVERTISING AND PRODUCT PLACEMENT, RINGTONES, VIDEO GAMES, ETC.


For Pop/Rock-- Bob Crawford--Writer/Producer  (14 songs)

http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395589?page_object=artist_1579271


All songs written and produced by Bob Crawford ©Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC/BMI

Note: All compositions are full length and may be edited in any manner to fit particular needs/situations.

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Bob Crawford—Going Mobile

For those using mobile phones, I just joined Advamobile where you can access my music, videos, blogs, and photos on the go. The URL is:www.adva.us/bobcrawford ;

Text:  getbobcrawford to 88704

 

 

 

Keywords: Bob, Brown, Crawford, Harlow, Jocelyn, Larry, Maxine, Mick, O'Jays, R&B, Taylor, Temptations

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Music for Licensing--INDIE POP/NEW COUNTRY

Music for Licensing--INDIE POP/NEW COUNTRY | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it
Bob Crawford & Mick Taylor on a break at RMCO MUSIC/NYC/USA in 1995
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BOB CRAWFORD—INDIE POP/NEW COUNTRY-- MUSIC FOR LICENSING/PLACEMENT Official Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/ http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-crawford/44/22a/305/ By way of introduction, my name is Bob Crawford and I am a 30-year veteran songwriter, producer, guitarist, and arranger seeking music licensing/placement opportunities. with recording artists, for underscoring/transitions in film, TV, advertising and product placement, ringtones, video games, etc Having been in the music industry for quite some time I have a rather large song catalog & long track record, working with such varied artists as Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams(O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall in genres such as Pop, R&B, Rock, New Country, Contemporary Crossover Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, and Folk idioms. ************************************************************************************* SEEKING MUSIC LICENSING/PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH RECORDING ARTISTS, FOR UNDERSCORING IN FILM, TV, ADVERTISING AND PRODUCT PLACEMENT, RINGTONES, VIDEO GAMES, ETC. For Pop/New Country--Bob Crawford--Singer/Songwriter/Producer (9 songs) http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395578?page_object=artist_1579271 All songs written and produced by Bob Crawford ©Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC/BMI Note: All compositions are full length and may be edited in any manner to fit particular needs/situations. ****************************************************************************** Bob Crawford—Going Mobile For those using mobile phones, I just joined Advamobile where you can access my music, videos, blogs, and photos on the go. The URL is:www.adva.us/bobcrawford Text: getbobcrawford to 88704 …and try it out… ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BOB CRAWFORD’S CURRENT MUSICAL ACTIVITY Bob Crawford – Official Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/ Bob Crawford – Reverbnation-Writer/Producer-Pop/New Country http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395578?page_object=artist_1579271 Bob Crawford - LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-crawford/44/22a/305/ Bob Crawford - Word Press http://bobcrawfordmusic.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/bob-crawford-rmco-music/ Bob Crawford – ReverbNation http://www.reverbnation.com/bobcrawford Bob Crawford – Soundcloud (RMCO Music) https://soundcloud.com/rmco-music/sets Bob Crawford – Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bobcrawford.rmcomusic Bob Crawford --Tumblr http://bobcrawford1.tumblr.com/ Bob Crawford – My Space Writer/Producer http://www.myspace.com/bobcrawford1949 Bob Crawford – MySpace - Singer/Songwriter/Producer https://myspace.com/home Bob Crawford – Music Supervisors http://www.musicsupervisor.com Bob Crawford – Numubu http://www.numubu.com/bobcrawford Bob Crawford endorsing KLDguitar products: http://www.kldguitar.com/KLDguitar-artist-Bob.htm
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How Indie Musicians Are Reinventing Film Music

How Indie Musicians Are Reinventing Film Music | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it
Looking at and listening to the movies that have been made so far this decade, it’s clear that filmmakers are increasingly turning to indie musicians (and popular iconoclasts who have openly agitated the major record labels) to help them rethink what ...

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10 Things You Need to Know About Placing Music on TV and in Films

10 Things You Need to Know About Placing Music on TV and in Films | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it
You want every chance to generate income from your music, and while mechanical royalties (for sales of tangible product and digital downloads) have diminished, there are more opportunities than ever to have your music heard on television and in movies. In addition to the financial benefit, for songwriters who are also…

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Bob Crawford | Online Business Profile

Bob Crawford | Online Business Profile | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it
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Bob Crawford—Experienced Music Producer Available for Your Projects

 

 

By way of introduction, my name is Bob Crawford and I am a 30-year veteran songwriter, producer, guitarist, and arranger working as a producer in genres such as Pop, R&B, Rock, Contemporary Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, New Country, and Folk idioms for 25 years.

I have worked as a producer with such various artists ranging from Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall among many others. I have my own studio, RMCO MUSIC, in Chelsea in Manhattan, NY/USA, or if you prefer another one we can work there, or online, if you so desire. Please let me know if you would like to set up a meeting so that we can more fully discuss your project. In the meantime, here is my web address so that you can find out a bit more about me. http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

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                                              Musical/Production Examples:

 

1) Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep (R&B/Soul Uptempo) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/lwo4n7is5hgqqfu1s3hm ;

2) Storm of Changes (Pop Ballad) –Male Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/1q5ssacpaf5kritfq7fk ;

3) Slipping Away  (Rock) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/7d3g0advanm25bh9wfy5 ;

4) Find Me A Lady I Can Love  (Country/Pop) – Male Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/mce2evajafwr1o54np1h ;

5) The Latin Thing- Jocelyn Brown/Larry Harlow (Dance/R&B/Latin) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/amavbzyu5d3cn4q9o0iy ;

 

The key in music production (call it old school if you like) is to feature the singer and the song (especially the lyrics) above all, not distracting the listener with gimmicks & sound effects. If you need to bury the singer's voice in the track because he/she is having pitch problems then work with them until they get it right. If it's to bury superficial or just plain bad lyrics, then, rewrite the lyrics so that they mean something.  A good producer understands that the listener wants to have an emotional experience when they hear a song, so concentrating on the song mood, melody, lyric, and authentic vocal performance (meaning that the singer has to relate to the lyric...in the words of Celine Dion, "Singing is acting"). And don't let the suits rush your productions just to cut costs...there's a reason why there are so many one-hit or no-hit wonders out there...not enough time to develop an artist is being given to create artists with long-term career goals in mind...and that's my 2 cents...

 

http://ibosocial.com/bobcrawford1

http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

All songs written and produced by Bob Crawford ©Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC/BMI

 

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Bob Crawford--RMCO MUSIC Review from Maximum Musician’s Magazine

Bob Crawford--RMCO MUSIC Review from Maximum Musician’s Magazine | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it
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From Maximum Musician’s Magazine

Review by Marcel Pyron February 20, 2015

Bob Crawford—The Instrumental Giant

Bob Crawford is a multi-talented instrumentalist…his music has so much to offer that it is unbelievable. His music is remarkably clever, solid, and full of incredible professionalism. Everything from the drums to the guitars is outstanding. You will find yourself amazed by his intelligent talent and rhythm. The creativity of each piece is stunning, soulful, fluid, and perfectly produced. One thing for sure is when you listen to him, you will enjoy the his complex harmonies and grooves that seem unstoppable.

 

Bob Crawford, born in the Bronx, NY, is one of those rare people combining musicality, scholarship, and business acumen into one seamless individual. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1971 (Phi Beta Kappa/Magna cum laude) Bob embarked on his musical career full time. From being the Musical Director, Guitarist, and Vocalist for the National Company of Paul Sills' "Story Theatre"(1972-3) to the publishing of his John Coltrane, Pat Martino, Nicholas Slonimsky-inspired music theory book “Symmetric Cycles" (by RMCO MUSIC in 2011), Bob has been actively involved in songwriting, arranging, producing, and studio work as a guitarist and vocalist for the past 30 years.

 

In 1975, Bob founded Josandra Rehearsal Studios in NYC, which became the home of such celebrated musicians as Pat Martino, Larry Harlow, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Mongo Santamaria, Slide Hampton, Sam Jones, Tom Harrell, Kevin Eubanks, Larry Coryell, John Abercrombie, Brand X, Tom Rush, John Hammond, Aztec 2 Step, Jocelyn Brown, Meat Loaf, Loretta Devine, and Roz Ryan among many others.

 

In 1986 he acted as President of Lions' Den Recording in NYC until 1990 when he formed RMCO MUSIC, his full-service production, recording, publishing, and consulting company. In 1991, Larry Harlow (2008 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Latin Music Hall of Fame Member) recorded "My Time Is Now"("Mi Tempo Liego") on the album of the same name, co-written by Bob Crawford and A. Dennis (Doc) Williams of the O'Jays released on Cache/Fania Records_ In 2006, Maxine Brown (R&B Hall of Fame Member and Tony Award Winner) recorded another of Bob's compositions "I Want To Be Loved" released on her album "From the Heart" (Mee Max Music, Inc.) He continues to write, publish, and place songs with recording artists, for underscoring in film, TV, product placement, ringtones, video games, etc. in genres such as Pop, R&B, Rock, Contemporary Crossover Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, and Folk idioms to this day.

 

On June 1, 2013, Bob released BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol.1 & 2 on RMCO MUSIC, available at AmazonMP3, Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify.

You will be very pleased by every song you hear from this phenomenal artist. The vast array of skills of this one man is truly music to ones ear. His impeccable attention to theory, complexity, and sheer creative tightness in his rhythm is enough to make any musician want to know his secrets. He is a master of his art, and a legend in his own time. You won't forget the day you heard "Bob Crawford," the completely amazing musical genius. He will stand out to, you with his invigorating musical abilities.

 

I strongly suggest you check out the single "Babycake Walk"…it has a enormous groove to it that will make one want to strut downtown. The bass in the song is nothing less than amazing, with killer pops that stand out. Everything about this song will stand out to you, not one instrument is lacking. It is so full of flavor that it will make your mouth water. Bob Crawford has out done himself with this great instrumental work of art. It is total masterpiece and should be streamed everywhere for the world’s listening pleasure. I give a 5-star and two thumbs all the way up and I know you will too.

Babycake Walk: https://www.box.com/s/5eojp514gcwhifgps67u

 

Links to Bob Crawford:

Official Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/  ;

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-crawford/44/22a/305/

Blogger.com: https://www.blogger.com/home?pli=1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bobcrawford.rmcomusic  

ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/bobcrawford  

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/bobcrawford1949

Soundcloud (RMCO Music): https://soundcloud.com/rmco-music/sets

Twitter: http://twitter.com/rmcomuse

 

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Aladay LLC Review of Bob Crawford—RMCO MUSIC

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ALADAY LLC…Business 101…Today We Talk Jingles

 

Written By: Aaron Aveiro

 

We’ve all heard commercial jingles. That distinct sound of McDonalds, “You deserve a break today” or the Kentucky Fried Chicken,“Finger Lickin’ Good”…

 

Almost all major companies have a jingle to identify with. So why don’t smaller companies? I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately. I mean after all what part of a jingle is NOT part of a Company’s Brand? So, since I ask clients ever

day…What is your company’s brand??? So as the sun peeked through the office window bringing the mid-fall day warmth to my face I thought I’d touch on how to develop your company’s brand for a second or two this afternoon. Well, there is also the fact that I spoke with Bob Crawford, a musician that does exactly that, writes music for companies to use to promote their business and develop their Company Brand.

 

A song or a jingle is always a nice touch. Can you afford it is usually the question that first comes to mind. Well the way the music industry works you may very well be able to have you very own song or jingle developed for your company.

 

So without further ado…Meet Bob Crawford…Bob is President of RMCO Music/BMI currently residing in the city so great that they named it twice…New York, New York.

You can find some information on Bob here…and here….well here’s another link too…

You’ll find a wide variety of musical styles on Bob’s You Tube station…Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC YouTube Playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/bobcrawford1949/playlists

Some Jazz: Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC Crossover Jazz #1 (Midtempo/Romantic) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVg4ILJdIFU&list=PLYTatzwr5gvixwR_hbIqqvi3Kl7NwLtOf

Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC Crossover Jazz #2 (Uptempo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g__VpYRQjaU&list=PLYTatzwr5gvhDXrSyJzVRTFHDyd_Cv-im

Pop and Rock: For Pop/Rock Collection: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bob+Crawford--Pop%2FRock+Collection

 

R&B/Soul: For R&B/Soul Collection: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bob+Crawford--R%26B%2FSoul+Collection

He has also recorded 2 Crossover Jazz instrumental albums "BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC Presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 a 2", available from AmazonMP3, Bandcamp, iTunes & Google Play, and Spotlfy.

 

When asked to describe his business:

 

As President of RMCO Music I work as a songwriter/composer, producer, & consultant providing original customized music for clients involved with music

supervision, underscoring/transitions in film, TV, advertising and product placement, corporate presentations, video games, ringtones, etc. in Pop, R&B/Soul,

Crossover Jazz, Indie Rock, Dance, & Singer-Songwriter

genres.

 

 

Are you actively looking to bring on new clients?

 

As a matter of fact, I am looking for clients needing original music for business advertising & presentations. As President at RMCO MUSIC I am actively

licensing my music to artists, music supervisors, and advertisers for film, TV, product placement. etc. ringtones, video games, and the like in the Pop,

R&B/Soul, Crossover Jazz, Indie Rock, Dance, SingerSongwriter,

& New Country genres.

 

When asked about costs:

It depends…there are always variables but the basic fee structure is one that consists of a flat fee and royalty…Bob is registered with BMI. For those of you that are not familiar with how music works…unless you purchase ALL the rights to a piece of music…for

example if you buy the “rights” to your favorite song, Jingle Bells…anyone using the song other than “Listening pleasure” you must pay a fee/license for the “right to use” the song in your commercial. There are more in-depths do’s and don’ts in owning the rights to a piece of music. But those are the basics. If someone owns a piece of music they will always make revenues on it…

 

Here are the basic fees;

Radio Promo

Local $98.00

Regional (generally five states) $180.00

National $252.00

 

So the royalty…all depends on the negotiations.

So if you have been wondering about a Jingle to help develop your Company Brand give Bob a call and see what you can work out…

 

Until Next Time…

Happy Gardening…

Written By: Aaron Aveiro

Photographs courtesy Bob Crawford and Aaron Aveiro

 

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Can This Company Save Streaming... And The Music Industry?

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So it’s quite likely that Google or Facebook is going to be purchasing Spotify fairly soon. Apple bought Beats. No streaming service, however, has proven ...


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Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC – New YouTube Channel

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Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC – New YouTube Channel

 

Featuring R&B/Soul, Pop/Rock, and Indie Pop/New Country songs...more music will be added from time to time...

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Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC – New YouTube Channel

Please check out my new YouTube channel: 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh0LBkNYZyRXNiWLhWmc0Lw/videos

Featuring R&B/Soul, Pop/Rock, and Indie Pop/New Country songs...more music will be added from time to time...

Check this out on Google for multiple listings:

bob crawford-rmco music-YouTube..

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How Apple, Google and Amazon 'Content Connectors' Are Bringing Paid Music Back To The Masses

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Spotify, Pandora and other streaming music services have struggled to get mainstream consumers to become paid users. But a new report, “Content Connectors: How the Coming Digital Content Revolution Will Change Everything,” by analysts MiDiA Research says that's about to change. The study shows how Content Connectors - devices like Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Amazon Kindle Fire TV - are driving paid music and video consumption beyond early adopters into the mainstream. 50% Of Content Connectors Pay For Music [CHART] Owners of Content Connector devices are more than twice as likely as overall consumers to pay for ...


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NEW UPDATE--Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC Going Mobile + Bob Crawford-New YouTube Channel

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Bob & Mary Crawford (Executive VP, Vocalist, Vocal Arranger) at RMCO MUSIC/NYC/USA

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Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC Going Mobile—NEW UPDATE

For those using mobile phones, I just joined this site (http://www.advamobile.com/getbobcrawford) where you can access my music, videos, blogs, and photos on the go. The URL is:http://j.mp/1moCGXu

Text: getbobcrawford to 444999

Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC – New YouTube Channel

Please check out my new YouTube channel: 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh0LBkNYZyRXNiWLhWmc0Lw/videos

Featuring R&B/Soul, Pop/Rock, and Indie Pop/New Country songs...more music will be added from time to time...

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What Future For The Album In The On-Demand Age?

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Recently BBC Radio 1’s head of music George Ergatoudis stirred up something of a storm with his claim that “albums are edging closer to extinction". Nonetheless there is a growing body of evidence ...

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Song Downloads Are Down 15%

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Last year, song downloads on platforms like iTunes dropped 2.3%, the first decline ever for the format.  This year, paid downloads are already down 15%, according ...


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Too many people don't have money for anything but the essentials-- food, clothing, shelter, electricity, and phone to buy much of anything else...we are STILL in a recession in the US regardless of the stock market numbers...those numbers only refer to corporate profits (much of which are the result of outsourcing jobs to save money) and not representative of the health of the economy as a whole...

 

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Music for Licensing--R&B/Soul

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Bob & Mary Crawford (Executive VP, Vocalist, Vocal Arranger) at RMCO MUSIC/NYC/USA

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BOB CRAWFORD—R&B/Soul--Music for Licensing/Placement

Official Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/
Website #2:   http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-crawford/44/22a/305/

 

SEEKING MUSIC LICENSING/PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH RECORDING ARTISTS, FOR UNDERSCORING IN FILM, TV, ADVERTISING AND PRODUCT PLACEMENT, RINGTONES, VIDEO GAMES, ETC.

For R&B/Soul-- Bob Crawford--Songwriter/Producer (18 songs)

http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395579?page_object=artist_1579271

All songs written and produced by Bob Crawford ©Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC/BMI

Note: All compositions are full length and may be edited in any manner to fit particular needs/situations.

Bob Crawford—Going Mobile

For those using mobile phones, I just joined Advamobile where you can access my music, videos, blogs, and photos on the go. The URL is: www.adva.us/bobcrawford  

Text:  getbobcrawford to 88704 …and try it out…

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Keywords: Bob, Brown, Crawford, Harlow, Jocelyn, Larry, Maxine, Mick, O'Jays, R&B, Taylor, Temptations

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Bob Crawford's Music - A Selection of Jazz

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Jazz is one of Bob Crawford's genres. He works as Musician - Producer - Composer - Author - Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B, Contemporary, Alternative
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The film & TV industries are missing out on a rich genre of music for underscoring/transitions, opening, and closing credits in their projects. Crossover Jazz music like Weather Report, Yellowjackets, Fourplay, the Crusaders, and even my own music offer moods that are especially unique. Because the music is created from the heart to evoke moods in the listener without regard to preconceived visuals, it allows the listener to create their own individual and personal visuals in their minds based on what they hear. As an example, here is "Floater";  https://www.box.com/s/4r32056jla32sequ188o

 

I hope this message gets music supervisors, producers, etc. to think and feel outside the box of traditional music choices for their projects. There 's a veritable gold mine of incredibly versatile and creative music to be heard that is entirely under valued.

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BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 is now available via the following links… You can preview/purchase individual tracks starting at $0.99 or the entire album starting at $5.99...Prices may vary from store to store…

Bandcamp: http://bobcrawford.bandcamp.com/    

AmazonMP3: http://amzn.to/1a4URvx

i-Tunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/contemporary-jazz-crossover/id660466729                           

GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Bob_Crawford_Contemporary_Jazz_Crossover_Instrumen?id=Bs3o237bexdnvu6iambyedr2yyq 

 

BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 2 is now available via the following links… You can preview/purchase individual tracks starting at $0.99 or the entire album starting at $5.99...Prices may vary from store to store…

At AmazonMP3: http://www.amazon.com/Contemporary-Jazz-Crossover-Instrumentals-Vol/dp/B00DDX5HM2/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371409470&sr=301-1

Bandcamp: http://bobcrawford.bandcamp.com/album/bob-crawford-rmco-music-presents-contemporary-jazz-crossover-instrumentals-vol-2

 i-Tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/contemporary-jazz-crossover/id661737695   

GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Bob_Crawford_Contemporary_Jazz_Crossover_Instrumen?id=Bl3hokernx6zoykptvgznq2h6k4  

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Bob Crawford | Online Business Profile

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Bob Crawford—Experienced Music Producer Available for Your Projects

 

 

By way of introduction, my name is Bob Crawford and I am a 30-year veteran songwriter, producer, guitarist, and arranger working as a producer in genres such as Pop, R&B, Rock, Contemporary Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, New Country, and Folk idioms for 25 years.

I have worked as a producer with such various artists ranging from Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall among many others. I have my own studio, RMCO MUSIC, in Chelsea in Manhattan, NY/USA, or if you prefer another one we can work there, or online, if you so desire. Please let me know if you would like to set up a meeting so that we can more fully discuss your project. In the meantime, here is my web address so that you can find out a bit more about me. http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

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                                              Musical/Production Examples:

 

1) Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep (R&B/Soul Uptempo) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/lwo4n7is5hgqqfu1s3hm ;

2) Storm of Changes (Pop Ballad) –Male Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/1q5ssacpaf5kritfq7fk ;

3) Slipping Away  (Rock) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/7d3g0advanm25bh9wfy5 ;

4) Find Me A Lady I Can Love  (Country/Pop) – Male Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/mce2evajafwr1o54np1h ;

5) The Latin Thing- Jocelyn Brown/Larry Harlow (Dance/R&B/Latin) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/amavbzyu5d3cn4q9o0iy ;

 

The key in music production (call it old school if you like) is to feature the singer and the song (especially the lyrics) above all, not distracting the listener with gimmicks & sound effects. If you need to bury the singer's voice in the track because he/she is having pitch problems then work with them until they get it right. If it's to bury superficial or just plain bad lyrics, then, rewrite the lyrics so that they mean something.  A good producer understands that the listener wants to have an emotional experience when they hear a song, so concentrating on the song mood, melody, lyric, and authentic vocal performance (meaning that the singer has to relate to the lyric...in the words of Celine Dion, "Singing is acting"). And don't let the suits rush your productions just to cut costs...there's a reason why there are so many one-hit or no-hit wonders out there...not enough time to develop an artist is being given to create artists with long-term career goals in mind...and that's my 2 cents...

 

http://ibosocial.com/bobcrawford1

http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

All songs written and produced by Bob Crawford ©Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC/BMI