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Exclusive Interview With Platinum Selling Music Producer Bradley Denniston

Who Is Bradley Denniston?

 

Bradley Denniston is a platinum-selling music producer, singer, engineer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based out of Los Angeles California.

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He has worked on blockbuster movies, totaling many billions of dollars in box office sales, and with Platinum-selling artists that include; The Lonely Island, Gotye, Tegan and Sara, and G-Eazy.

Bradley continues to work on major motion picture releases, television series, and albums with recording artists under his own company, Radium Records. Bradley has most recently produced and composed original music for the Netflix original series: Abstract: The Art of Design and for the Netflix Original Anime series; Cannon Busters. Bradley has also composed and produced music for dozens of nationally airing commercials.

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Tell us a little more about when you first got into music?

It really all started with complete love for how music could change the way I felt.  Almost instantly.

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My Mom sang at church…  She was in the choir then the worship band and was always doing her strange vocal warm-ups in our living room…  I can still hear them, “ah, ah, ah!” “Oh, oh, oh!”…  It was a daily thing to have music playing at the house, in the car, bedrooms, really anywhere and everywhere!

My Dad put me on to all the latest music back in the ’90s and 2000s.  He showed me and my brother’s bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Smashing Pumpkins, Ever clear, and would play The Beatles, The Who, and tons of other classics when we went to work for him at the age of 14.

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Music production came much later for me.  First I wanted a guitar (electric of course with tons of distortion), then it was a drum kit, microphones, playing in bands in High school and writing songs and fronting bands.

Once your band breaks up after High school (inevitably), if you’re really about this music lifestyle, you find ways to continue to create music and your art.  It’s really an innate part of you when you’re a musician and music lover.

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Learning music production, engineering and computers came out of necessity for me.  I absolutely HATED computers!  I learned them and all the software because I knew it would thee a tool for music.  Otherwise, I would’ve never touched a computer and probably wouldn’t be in the music industry right now… 

If you could describe your sound/style in one word, what would it be and why?

Sticky.  Maybe it’s my ADHD but I constantly repeat melodies and phrases, over and over and over in different timbres and tonalities everywhere I go.  It really drives my wife insane!  Haha…  But I think it’s why so many people tell me they got my songs stuck in their head…

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What would you say to any aspiring recording artists who look up to your work?

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If you really want to be successful in music, you have to trust your gut and be yourself 100% of the time.  Don’t be afraid of people hating your music, real art should make should cause a massive change in how you feel, even if it makes you cringe.

Do you have anything new or upcoming we can expect to see from you? (If possible add the link)

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YES!  I just released the official music video for my latest single, “15 Minutes to Midnight” and I’m super excited about it!

Here’s the link if you want to tune in:

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Austin Martin & The Herd: Music with a Mission – Feeding America, One City at a Time

Imagine this: a tattooed cowboy with an urban edge, penning his next big hit. Nearby, a modelesque guitarist strums riffs while sketching stage designs, a rock ‘n’ roll drummer with dreadlocks practices incessantly, and a bass player tirelessly showcases his talent. This isn’t a movie scene; it’s the reality of Austin Martin & The Herd, a trailblazing country rock band, taking the music world by storm.

Austin Martin & The Herd, a band that stands out with their unique sound and style, is a force to be reckoned with. Led by Austin Martin on vocals, Marko Romain on guitar, David Bedell on drums, and Paul Anthony on bass, they bring over two decades of collective experience to the table. Their music, a harmonious and improvisational blend often compared to the Mötley Crüe of country music, guarantees an unforgettable, dance-filled night for their audiences.

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In 2024, Austin Martin & The Herd used their success as a platform for a more significant cause. In the face of economic challenges in the US, they dedicated their eighth national tour to a noble mission: Feeding America. By teaming up with food bank affiliates in each state they visit, the band surprises two families in every city with a week’s worth of groceries, selected through engaging social media campaigns. They aim to raise donations, combat food insecurity, and inspire others to join their community outreach efforts. Moreover, the band actively volunteers at 30 food banks nationwide, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to making a difference.

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Their current tour, “2024 Feeding the Herd,” underscores this mission. Their hit single “Country Drunk” has garnered attention on CMT, CBS, and Yahoo News, and their performance at the 2024 HMMA Awards in Hollywood was a standout. Fans eagerly enjoyed their performance at the CMA Awards after-party in Nashville on June 8, 2024.

Austin Martin & The Herd are no strangers to hard work. They are currently recording new music with top industry producers like Michael “Fish” Herring, Sam Hook, and David Blake Chatfield. The “2024 Feeding the Herd Tour” showcases songs from their forthcoming album, “American Brewed,” with over 50 scheduled dates. Noteworthy performances include:

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– 06/08 – Nashville, Tennessee

– 06/12 – St. Louis, Missouri

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– 06/29 – Minneapolis, Minnesota

The band’s new music video, “American Brewed,” is set to debut in early June 2024, followed by their next dance hit, “Wrangler,” in early July. They also look forward to potential collaborations with the Wrangler brand, which a long-held dream. Austin Martin & The Herd drive social change through their community efforts, with “American Brewed” as an anthem of unity. The song celebrates the diverse cultures and perspectives that enrich American society, ensuring everyone feels connected regardless of race, religion, gender, or socioeconomic status.

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Their journey has led them to discover their true purpose: giving back. This revelation fueled their passion and solidified their mission. Austin Martin and The Herd aim to inspire others by highlighting creativity and purpose through their music and philanthropy. Their goal is to use their platform to raise awareness about social issues and support their community, one plate at a time.

The band extends special thanks to their sponsors and supporters, including BRETZ RV, North County Ford, CBS News (Tegna affiliates), Stockman Bank, Shipton’s Big R, Target, Mayor Bill Cole, Coca-Cola High Country, Mountain Organics Dispensary, Waypoint Hotel, Hampton Inn Suites by Hilton, Fresh Bread Productions, Chatfield Entertainment, Bank of America, Wrangler, Toy Boat Productions, Hats by Parker Thomas, The Sojourn, Northwestern Insurance, Jim’s Western Wear, Springhill Suites in Great Falls, Anheuser-Busch, Heyward Marketing Lab, Kimes Ranch, Exhibit Ambush Consulting, Vincent Flood, and Lynnette Madsen.

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Follow Austin Martin & The Herd on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. Proud supporters of the Feeding America organization encourage donations to support their efforts. Together, we can help feed America one plate at a time.  http://www.austinandtheherd.com/

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Transcend the Ordinary: 7 Must-Hear Tracks Revolutionizing Your Playlist

In an era where musical innovation reigns supreme, these seven tracks stand out as the harbingers of a new sonic era. From soulful introspection to comedic brilliance, each song offers a unique auditory experience. Add these gems to your playlist and elevate your listening journey.

Aleksi Glick – We’re Getting There Aleksi Glick’s “We’re Getting There” is a sonic journey of perseverance and hope. With soulful guitar riffs and heartfelt lyrics, this track is a comforting anthem for anyone striving towards their goals.

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Parlay Hunter – Workin’ & Winnin’ Parlay Hunter delivers a high-energy, motivational masterpiece with “Workin’ & Winnin’.” This track is the ultimate hustler’s anthem, combining gritty lyrics with an unstoppable beat.

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Stammers – Mother “Mother” by Stammers captures the essence of emotional vulnerability and rejection. Its dreamy, melancholic soundscapes and heavy distorted guitars transcend listeners into a different realm, making it a poignant experience.

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Barefoot Vengeance – She’s My Daddy Barefoot Vengeance brings laughter and melody together in “She’s My Daddy.” With influences from Lonely Island and Weird Al, this comedic track blends sharp wit and catchy tunes, guaranteed to bring joy to your playlist.

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Far From Gods – Leon’s Realm (Loki Mix) “Leon’s Realm (Loki Mix)” by Far From Gods is an introspective alternative hip-hop gem. Influenced by 90s hip hop and the lo-fi Bristol sound, this track features live guitars and a calming yet biting beat, perfect for any chill or lo-fi playlist.

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Charlotte Désilets – The Shadow of Your Smile Charlotte Désilets offers a hauntingly beautiful rendition of “The Shadow of Your Smile.” Her ethereal vocals and delicate instrumentals create a timeless classic that will resonate with listeners on a deep emotional level.

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Kofi Harmony – Radiance of Truth Kofi Harmony’s “Radiance of Truth” is a celestial journey through sound. Inspired by childhood memories and musical dreams, this track is a tapestry of nostalgic and cosmic melodies that promise to dance upon your waves and resonate with your soul.

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