Monday, July 15, 2013
Great Tips for Songwriters Given During Interview With Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and Jami Jackson
Songwriter/Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins gave great tips for songwriters during the interview last night on Huffington Post Live! You may know Rodney for his work with with Lady Gaga, Brandy, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Michael & Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Destiny's Child and Justin Bieber, the list goes on. Rodney and his wife, Joy Enriquez, came on the show to promote their new upcoming reality show, "House of Joy", which will air on NUVO. The reality tv show will be about the life that Rodney and Joy have together with their family. Joy is a singer as well and is trying to start a singing career while maintaining a family. It sounds like a great show! Me and another songwriter had the pleasure of asking Rodney a question during the segment. Unfortunately, the time ran out so we only got one question in. I asked Rodney what is the most important thing that I can do as a songwriter to get my music heard by record labels and publishing companies and Rodney told me that I should take advantage of the opportunities online, such as with Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. He said if my music is great, then I will get noticed. He said things have changed from the past where songwriters had to ride buses all over and shop their music. This is good news for me and other songwriters that we have a greater ability to get our music out there right at our fingertips!! Also, the other songwriter, Christian Trent, asked Rodney what his experiences were working with Whitney Houston. Rodney talked about how outstanding a singer Whitney Houston truly was. She will be sorely missed. Check out more of the interview here at this link: Let me know what you think of the interview!!