Anthony Hamilton Visits SoundExchange
Grammy Award winner, Anthony Hamilton, stopped by the SoundExchange offices yesterday to discuss his fourth studio album, Back to Love and his two sold-out performances at The Howard Theater.
Hamilton won his first Grammy back in 2010 for Best Traditional R & B Vocal Performance on “You Got the Love I Need” with Al Green.
In 2013 he was nominated for Best R & B song and Best R & B Album. Although he didn’t win either category, Hamilton said he is pressing forward.
“I don’t look at it as disappointment. I had a nice run. I will come back and do it again next year. I don’t have time to be depressed. I have work to do,” said Hamilton.
Hamilton said he is no stranger to perseverance and refers to himself as, “that guy that had 13 record deals before I got where I am today.”
He’s been on the scene since the early 2000s but boasts that he’s always known he was meant to be famous from singing. “Love and passion can surpass any blocks…if it’s something you want to do, stick with it,” offered Hamilton, as advice to get through the hard times.
In addition to his numerous record deals, Anthony has had other life challenges he’s chronicled in his music that have led him to success. In the midst of the silver lining he’s managed to stay humble and true to his Southern roots. He describes his Southern upbringing as a reminder that, “you gotta slow things down and appreciate things.”
“Changing lives and inspiring people,” is how he wants his legacy to be remembered. Above all his goal is “to do better, to be a good man that can sing, to be a great father, husband and family man.”
Just got done interviewing @anthonyhamiltonofficial at the @soundexchange headquarters. Hella cool peeps who I met 10 years ago when he came to the RIAA. Love this dude. (at SoundExchange)
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Try This New Music: Good or Bad?
In the past week, we’ve had some big returns to music.
Justin Timberlake and Destiny’s Child both released new tracks after more than 5 years.
Yes, all the excitement from the early 2000’s returned as we anxiously pressed “play” on the tracks below.
Give them a listen and share your thoughts:
“Suit and Tie” Justin Timberlake Ft. Jay Z
“Nuclear” Destiny’s Child
Most Wanted Monday: Thanksgiving Edition
Thanksgiving is only a few days away. At SoundExchange, we’re all about giving artists royalties they have earned. We’d be thankful if you’d help notify the artist below we have money waiting for me. Don’t these artist names just put you in the holiday spirit?
The Pilgrim Wonders
The Fallen Leaves
Workers in the Harvest
Top Left: Manager of Artist relations and an Outreach Representative answer questions from an artist.
Top Right: Counsel from our Licensing and Enforcement team speaks on a panel about the logistics music streaming.
Center (left to right): Sean Glover, Manager of Artists Relations. Lauren Danzy, Marketing Manger. Tiara Pietrangelo, Outreach Representative. Rich DeJong, Label Relations Representative
Bottom Left: Member of the band FIGO signs our board to oppose IRFA
Bottom Center: Board of artists signatures who oppose IRFA
Bottom Right: Nasty Nigel finds himself on our list of artists with royalties waiting.
Thankful Thursday 10-18-12
We are thankful for the opportunity to attend CMJ 2012 and share knowledge with others.
We had the chance to catch up with Gary Levitt, leader of the band Setting Sun. Listen to what has prompted him to #opposeirfa