Belinda as the Master Coach

Toronto based Jamaican Singer Belinda Brady is no rookie to the music arena, and is making vigorous strides in the industry. She wears many hats as a performer, musician, songwriter, composer, entrepreneur, marketing consultant, and now Master Coach for Brady Arts Academy. With extensive accolades, musical abilities and vast experiences spawned from her background in engineering and production, she is an indubitable ambassador for performing arts education.

With more than two decades of solid training and experience as a performing artist, as well as with the acumen of self-management, she is able to get a head start in launching her Academy, geared towards giving back to the community through teaching and mentoring. By doing so, she is able to equip any artist in becoming who they aspire to be in the world of Musical arts and entertainment.

Brady Arts Academy has launched several programs including Vocal and Music Training, Music and Digital Marketing, Music and Video Production, Performance Coaching, Song Writing, and Photo Shoots. As the Master Coach and Manager of these programs, she has been able to seek out professional music coaches to work alongside her in delivering quality mentorship to students who register for her programs.

Belinda spearheads the Vocal and Music Training modules, Music and Digital Marketing, Artist Development and Consultation, Performance Coaching, and the Songwriting Camps. Under her tutelage and mentorship students are trained in these programs and are given the tools that will equip them to hone their skills, and uncover their brand identity.

Modules are customized and tailored to accommodate students at various levels of talent who are able to unlock their potential and give back to their community. As the engine that makes the wheel turn for the Academy, Belinda encourages anyone who sees a dream in themselves to make it become a reality, and to experience the ultimate breakthrough that they have been searching for, at Brady Arts Academy.

Written by: Nadine Brady-Taylor

New Single: What We Need is Love Let it Soar

Belinda Brady is creating a buzz on social media and turning heads with her new track “What We Need is Love Let it Soar.” The original song written and composed by Belinda, has evolved into a roaring club mix twist, produced by the renowned multi-platinum producer  DJ Marvin Prince. The single has a flavour of “Reggae meets Pop” vibe and is currently released on all music platforms.

The timely release is in a season when the world needs a message of hope and love, and where nations seek ways to heal from the inherited challenges of 2020. An interview with the artist revealed the passion to exude a breath of fresh air into a world that is hurting and in need of change. She brings a strong message of unity that is built on standing together as one people who feel the same pain, hurt and shame. Avid listeners to the track, will spot the call to remove the chains from their minds and gain the freedom to let love soar all around the world.

Carefully webbed in the fabric of the song is the tone of creating the awareness that the warming of our planet is a reflection of an aching world. Belinda brings a universal message that the change that we need is an extension of a change that is not only requisite for nature but in how we care for each other, and respect each other.

Belinda is pleased with the level of musicianship that accompanies the song which includes musicians from BB’s Band, on drums, bass, and horn, all of which played a key role in the making of the original track. The club mix is out now on all digital music platforms, and on her YouTube channel. She hopes to produce a video for the song in the near future, and fans are encouraged to visit her websites for any event updates.

What we Need is Love Let it Soar, is a sure hit and fans are buzzing with excitement. The song promises longevity as the universal message of hope and love will last for a very long time. It has the power to build a bridge to change in our own milieu, and eventually to the wider world. Indeed, what the world needs now is love, let it soar like an eagle, all around the world! 

Written by: Nadine Brady-Taylor

Channel Your Music

Channelling your music on various digital platforms is a crucial part of music promotion. Almost gone are the days when distributors sought arduously to get records in stores for people to buy them through their promotions. Digital music distribution is the way to go and is essential to reach potential fans. Smart distribution gets your music to as many people as possible and it helps you to get paid for your music.

As an artist, your digital distribution goal should be to get your music on as many digital platforms as possible, such as Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Pandora, Apple Music, SoundCloud, Xbox, MySpace, iHeartradio, and other digital platforms and music stores.

Channelling your music on these platforms will allow your music to get the clout and the digital revenue it deserves even more than live performances and radio shows. The idea is to reach your listeners by meeting them in their online hangouts and open the door of opportunity to the hotspots that will sell your music.  

Another perk of channelling your music online is the smart algorithms that recommend and suggest tracks to people based on what they listen to. In the digital world, this is how people discover music. How amazing is this?

A lover of your genre of music begins listening on his or her favourite hangout spot and Wallah! A song begins to stream that he or she has never heard before but is the exact melody, tune and lyrics that they have been searching for.  

When all is channelled and done, the idea is just to get your music out in the world so that your fans and music lovers across the globe can discover your song or your album and begin streaming and networking your music that will inevitably promote sales.

Sign up with Belinda Brady’s course on Music and Digital Marketing Coaching and learn how to get your music on these digital platforms and out into the world.

Written by: Nadine Brady-Taylor

Write Your Song!

Have you ever heard a melody floating in your head? You feel it could be a hook to your next hit song, but you are probably unsure of how to reproduce it. You have come to the right place. The melody in your head is the beginning of your story and is complimented by words that marry the music that is birthed within you.

As soon as you think of your ideas, record them whether in your notebook in your phone or on a software. This way you can always come back to the song to add, edit and improve on your work. As you go along, the rhythm becomes the engine of your music and guides you to a structure that cultivates patterns of beats needed to make notes and pitches in the melody. This is called the composition structure.

The melody is the driving force of your song, the lyrics are the storytelling part of the song, and is the link to making your listeners have an emotional connection. When they listen to the words they feel they can relate to what inspired you to write your song. This is why lyrics are so important because you are building on your story and taking your listeners on your journey.

 A major contributor to songwriting is using an instrument to assist in your composition. Both the Piano and the guitar help with song patterns and chord progressions. Using any of these classic instruments will assist in honing your skills in songwriting since you are able to identify the chords and key signatures that match the melodies that you have created.

Most importantly, it is the steppingstone for finding creative ways to structure your songs. Sometimes the chorus of your song is what first pops in your head. Use that as a lead to compose your song. Start by finetuning your chorus and then use the words in your chorus to help to tell the rest of your story. 

Keep the basic structure of your song in mind which will be Intro, Verse, Chorus, Verse 2, Chorus, Verse 3, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus and then Outro. The instrument you choose is an extension of your songwriting that helps to deliver your story in the way you envisioned it when putting your words down on paper. The goal is to inspire your audience and to mirror the same feeling you have, by igniting those emotions.

Written by: Nadine Brady-Taylor

What We Need is Love (Remix)

The song is written and performed by the talented Belinda Brady and is a ray of light for world beat and reggae lovers. The Remix is produced by the renowned multi-platinum producer, Marvin Prince, and has the power to build a bridge to peace and love. The beat has a flavour of “Reggae meets Pop vibe,” and is sensational. It is released at a time when the world needs hope and love, and where nations seek ways to heal from the challenges of 2020.  “Let love soar.”

The Advantage of Stage Presence

Grabbing the attention of your audience and keeping them captivated throughout your performance is an art.

This ability to command attention and engagement is a skill that is sharpened overtime as the artist progresses through their career on stage.

Stage presence is often realized when the performer becomes comfortable in their delivery and is able to connect with their audience when they are completely in the moment and executing their work with confidence. Coupled with the musical talent and vocal abilities of an artist, an audience is drawn by his or her facial expressions, movement, body language, and verbal and non-verbal communications.

In doing so, the performer is able to see the rewards of completely surrendering themselves to the moment and inviting their onlookers into their world. In drawing them into your performance you incite audience participation by making them feel the emotions generated from your artistry and share in the passion that you exude.

Leaving a lasting memory of your production through your stage presence will create a magnetic appeal that will pull them to your next performance. The key to this end goal is hard work and commitment in preparing for your performance.

Once the artist is completely confident in his or her act and has determined the techniques that will be used to lure the audience, he or she is bound to mesmerize their fans. Once you leave a lasting impression, your audience will support you and be drawn to follow your performances. They will spread your work on social media platforms, bring attention to your artistry, and share the good news about your professionalism and charisma.  

Written by: Nadine Brady-Taylor