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SongwritersWell, the summer is now officially over and who would have thought – the workload is still full on regardless of the season!

With so much writing (both fiction and songs), rehearsing for the upcoming show and meticulous planning, I don’t think I’ve ever juggled so many projects all at once.

But that’s what makes it all worthwhile, doesn’t it?

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been blessed to discover some fabulous new songwriters – and I don’t just mean producer/writers but solid composers. Some people say the craft of songwriting is slowly disappearing, but let’s face it, there’s got to be some cracking talent on their way to writing a classic or two in the coming years! I suppose this is something I’m most excited about – finding new talent and seeing it blossom in front of my eyes. Creativity – it pushes all my buttons, that’s for sure!

We’re anticipating some very exciting covers this fall, including Yanni’s upcoming new album and a PBS Special.

And of course, our very own “Thinking of Someone Else” remixed by Mystery & Matt Early – this brand new Jazz Funk mix is about to hit the radio stations thanks to the amazing work by Media 2 Radio worldwide and TopHit.ru in Russia!

Keep your eyes and ears open for more updates…

P.S. More songs coming your way within the next few weeks, including a brand new single “Treat Me Like a Woman” which I’ve just written with Fabulous Fab & Christopher Neil… It will be recorded in NYC’s Lower Eastside Flux Studios next month. I’m so psyched, cannot wait to share it with all of you!

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l_37ac9ea868e3c28c1c18c3b30ff2fe9fTinatin will be a special guest on the Dave Charles show on HFM radio in the UK.

You can listen to the exclusive phone interview featuring some of Tinatin’s songs on 102.3 across South Leicestershire and Northhamptonshire (no, not the Hamptons in Long Island!!!) around 21:20 UK Time or right here on the HFM website on your computer!

Be sure to tune in and check back again soon for details on the upcoming SecretCity radio interview in Germany… “Thinking of Someone Else” radio promo is in full gear!!!

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pds-toseThe track was released today through Music2Mix/Media2Radio, the pioneers in radio marketing… And it’s immediately gone to #1 as the top rated track !

Radio spins in the USA, UK and throughout the World, on many ground-breaking music shows via the radio and club DJs on the extensive Media2Radio database will follow shortly…

But so far here’s the M2M Top 10 chart and the official press release from M2M on Tinatin and “Thinking of Someone Else”….

Watch this space for more!!!

Top rated tracks – the Media2Radio Top 10

1. Tinatin – “Thinking of Someone Else” – Vox Humana
2. Ralf GUM feat. Daniel Thomas – “Higher High” – GOGO Music
3. Mixgeselle – “Weekend Warm Up Show 5”
4. DJ Dealer – “Whatcha Gonna Do” – Look At You
5. Tristan Garner vs. Crystal Waters – “Gypsy Woman” – Pool e Music
6. Seamus Blake Quartet – “Way Out of Willy” – Jazz Eyes
7. Radio Slave – “Koma Koma” – Rekids
8. Daddy’s Groove vs Little Mark – “Violin Theme – Fairy Tale” – Test Pressing Records
9. Phil England Pres. Sunstitute Ft Larisa – “Open Up (Retribute)” – BoomBoxx Records
10. Spencer Gray – “Spencer Gray Radio Sampler” – Loveslap!

Tinatin – “Thinking of Someone Else” – Vox Humana

Tinatin – Thinking Of Somebody Else – the Puerta Del Sol Vs To SEFast Distance Presents Suncoast Tinatin DJ Simon Cox Rework is wave after wave of melodic lines over relentless rhythms this track gets into your heart and pulses like a 100ml shot of serotonin – euphorically building, sending the eyes of the dance floor heaven bound. This UK remix is a masterpiece of studio work. EG

Tinatin – an artist of infinite pedigree who writes and performs, has her own Radio show interviewing powerful people as a UN correspondent in New York City, writes songs that get accepted as the national entry into this years 2009 Eurovision song contest. She is the model of a sophisticated professional – then she lets her hair down and gives the dance world a track to really take her to their hearts. The American media from Billboard right across are on her case – she’s destined to be known in everybody’s home this girl. Tinatin, ain’t she something…….

In addition, apart from her weekly UN radio show on Progressive Radio Network, “United Nations Uncovered”, Tinatin’s brand new show on Break Thru Radio “Russkiy in the Mix” features some of the hottest post-USSR hits from the other side of the Iron Curtain, along with interviews and exclusive live performances from the modern-day New Russia’s biggest alternative bands and top dance outfits. Russkiy in the Mix is currently the only English-language source of fresh Russian music on totally American radio, where Tinatin brings her listeners a monthly dose of what’s fresh and “happening” in Moscow, St. Petersburg and beyond…

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cd-cover-front1An amazing blog review from Chuck Taylor, Senior Correspondent for Billboard Magazine:

“Singer/songwriter Tinatin, whom I featured as “A Face To Watch” in Billboard one year ago this week, has released dance single “Thinking Of Someone Else” as a four-track digital download in the U.S., U.K. & Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. This outrageously catchy song has already charted in clubs in Europe—not to mention a top 40 finish on my Taylor Top 40 for 2008. Among the collaborators on the track is Chris Neil, who produced many hits for Sheena Easton and Celine Dion. How could it be anything but a smash, eh?”

P.S. Very special thanks to Chuck Taylor for his incredible support!!

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cd-cover-frontAnd finally – “Thinking of Someone Else” 4-track EP is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster and other major international digital outlets throughout the US, UK & Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

International radio promotion will be launched shortly, but in the meantime, here’s quite an amusing forum created re: “Thinking of Someone Else” in the UK…

A few more of these have been active in Russia, Poland, etc. as of lately…

Not to mention new remixes and reworks of the Riffs & Rays and Dr. Octavo versions of the track… Loads more are available on youtube and a particularly ear-catching rework is DJ Simon Cox “Puerta Del Sol Vs ToSE”, so do check it out!

Can’t wait to hear what you all think of the extended club remixes of “Thinking of Someone Else” available for download on iTunes as bonus tracks to the radio mixes – feel free to comment and share your views, personal favorites, etc. on the iTunes page for “Thinking of Someone Else” (just type in Tinatin and/or the title of the song – et voila!)

Here’s to a prosperous AND productive 2009, and as always, so grateful to you all for your immense support – this is only the beginning…so stay tuned … TONS more on the way!!! 🙂

Tinatin – “Thinking of Someone Else”

(Tinatin/Neil/Robbins)

1. “Thinking of Someone Else” (Riffs & Rays Radio Edit)

2. “Thinking of Someone Else” (Dr. Octavo Charmix Radio Edit)

3. “Thinking of Someone Else” (Riffs & Rays Extended Club Mix)

4. “Thinking of Someone Else” (Dr. Octavo Charmix Extended Club Mix)

© 63 Songs/Catalyst Music/Private & Confidential Music Publishing/Hornall Brothers

© Photography by Cambridge Jones

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Are apologies in order on my part?

Yesterday I openly shared my excitement about “Thinking of Someone Else” approaching the Top 20 slot in the UK on my blog, and my gosh, did I regret doing so shortly afterwards!

A series of comments and immediate feedback from some followed within minutes (thankfully, behind the scenes and not plastered across the myspace wall!) and a lot of the messages, except for a few lovely notes, were surprisingly… Judgmental, if that’s the right word?

They say if you want to be successful in any shape or form, you’ve got to learn to take it all in, good or bad, within your chin up and mouth sealed tightly. So instead I flipped through the private messages with a smile on my face. Or wait, was it me smirking in front of the screen?

To make the long story short, I was reminded that art is only art and not a gamble nor a race for the desperate. Some accused me of over-reacting to a mere Top 20 in the making, “big hairy deal”, etc. Funny, truly funny, and taken with vast amount of humor and a big smile on my face.

But deep down, let’s be honest, who’d want to be rained upon their ultimate parade in that rare moment of… well, yes, bliss…? Not me, not I!

Initially, I seriously thought about apologizing for making the chart results public, but then I realized there’s nothing really worth feeling guilty about.

On a slightly more professional note, I may have said this before but perhaps I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to know exactly what I was referring to. Commercial success of any kind, especially when we decide to make music or any other form of art a career as opposed to a mere hobby can be a very stressful process. In fact, it should be handled like a business, not a creative venture for one’s own satisfaction.

The chart results are as important as the quality of of the product itself being marketed every which way in the industry. Not only do our personal egos thrive of commercial success or lack of it, but it’s the team of people involved in making this happen that need to see the outcome and always hope for the best results.

Quite frankly, who would want to invest time, money and effort into something they don’t believe will ultimately generate income that surpasses the initial advance budget? Again, we can’t ignore that music is also a business – even more so now than ever before, as it is shrinking as an industry day by day and those involved in it are, mildly speaking, becoming desperate for that extra bit of dosh.

If you are among those treating any form of art as a hobby rather than a career, that is of course a personal choice, and you can feel free to disagree with all that’s been said above by a relative beginner in the field. I am not simply writing based on my limited experience (or arguably, the lack of it) but it’s the reaction, the feedback and at the end of the day – reality – of what we have to face in order to either make it or break it in an industry that’s unfortunately not at it’s best nowadays.

This is all subjective, of course, but the beauty of living outside of the Soviet lock is undoubtedly the freedom of speech!

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Below are just a few of the pop/club chart links, while in the meantime we’re awaiting this week’s Music Week UK Chart and the latest results…

Watch this space! 🙂

DJ Pages Chart – DMC World

No. 4 – DJ Neil Harland!

No. 13 – DJ Neil Brown

And a little bonus surprise….

“Thinking of Someone Else” on Bear Essentials Mix of Oct. 08 – Pop Remix Mixes of the month by DJ Charlie on iTunes

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