Choosing to release “Nightlife” featuring Gerald “Take That To The Bank” Brown, another Shalamar original to the UK first has turned out to be a great idea for my company Avitone. Check out this chart list from industry magazine Music Week – and you’ll find one multiple decades long artist, songwriter producer amongst them – Jody Watley! 70’s, 80,s, 90′,s 00’s, 10’s. Notably, I’m also the only independent self released artist of the list – no major label support.
“Nightlife“also moves to #21 Pop on Music Week and #3 Breakout single on Billboard in this weeks chart. Charts are always published a week after labels get the information.
Filming new scenes for the video on November 30. Extra fab just in time for the holiday season and a glamorous way to round out 2013! It’s In The Music!
Just a look over the names on the Music Week chart and you’ll see a list heavily represented by Hip-Hop and youth. Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke w Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, to Drake, Iggy Izalea featuring T.I., to Jason Derulo featuring 2Chainz..Rick Ross.. The fact that I’ve been an artist for decades still contemporary and on this journey holding my own and always it seems against the odds – isn’t lost on me. Add to the mix the fact that “Nightlife” is classic disco with a modern electro twist and nothing like anything in the Top 30. I’m grateful not for the destination but the journey and small miracles each day – including this one! It really is ‘in the music.’