Tag Archives: Tim Blacksmith

Stargate celebrate 20 years in the music business

31 Oct

Norwegian songwriting and production duo Stargate, which is composed of members Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, have celebrated 20 years in the music business.

Alongside former member Hallgeir Rustan, and before relocating to the United States, Stargate have helmed hits for Samantha Mumba (“Always Come Back to Your Love”), Misteeq (“Scandalous”), Shola Ama (“Still Believe”), Blue (“All Rise”), Javine (“Real Things”), Atomic Kitten (“It’s OK”), Billie Piper (“Day & Night”), Fierce (“Sweet Love 2K”) and Ashley Ballard (“Hottie”).

Stargate’s recent credits include David Guetta’s “Light Headed,” Charli XCX’s “Girls Night Out,” Khalid’s “Stay,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Almost Love,” Ne-Yo’s “Without You,” Tinashe’s “Faded Love,”  Majid Jordan’s “Body Talk,” Camila Cabello’s “OMG,” and Sam Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes.”

Under Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s management, Stargate have also worked with songwriters Johnta Austin, Frankie Storm, Claude Kelly, Starrah, Phillip “Taj” Jackson, Autumn Rowe, Justin Tranter, Ester Dean, Ross Golan, Amanda Ghost, James Fauntleroy, Kristal “Tyterwriter” Oliver, and Ryan Toby.

Stream the following playlists dedicated to Stargate’s works.

Digital Farm Animals releases new promotional single “Say My Name”

30 Mar

British record producer and songwriter Nicholas Gale, professionally known as Digital Farm Animals, has released his new promotional single online.

“Say My Name” – which features Swedish singer/songwriter Iman – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by George Reid of AlunaGeorge, whose other credits include Taya’s “Sweet Waste of Time,” Raleigh Ritchie’s “A Moor,” Nao’s “Golden,” and Off Bloom’s “Shut Up and Let Me Walk.”

Fans of Digital Farm Animals’ production works should keep an eye on the next projects by Louisa Johnson, Rita Ora, Alma, John Newman, Chromeo, Era Istrefi, Grace Carter, Liam Payne, Anne-Marie, James Arthur, Conrad Sewell, Jojo, Astrid S, Kat Dahlia, L Devine, and Annika Rose.

His upcoming project – featuring promotional singles “Tokyo Nights,” “Digital Love” and “Wanna Know” – is expected to arrive later this year via Tim & Danny Music in partnership with Simco Limited.

Stream the audio clip for “Say My Name” below.

Normani unveils new promotional single “Love Lies” with Khalid

14 Feb

American singer, songwriter, and dancer Normani has unveiled her new duet with fellow recording artist Khalid online.

“Love Lies” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “Love, Simon;” the track was co-written by Taylor “Tayla Parx” Parks alongside Ryan “Charlie Handsome” Vojtesak and Jamil “Digi” Chammas.

Having signed a publishing deal with Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s Stellar Songs, which also houses artists including Sam Smith and Grace Carter, Normani is expected to release her debut solo project later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Stargate, Bonnie McKee, August Rigo, James Fauntleroy, Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard, and Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels.

Stream the audio clip for “Love Lies” below.

Normani Kordei announces release date for Khalid-duet “Love Lies”

13 Feb

American singer, songwriter, and dancer Normani Kordei has announced the release date for her new duet with fellow recording artist Khalid.

“Love Lies” is scheduled to arrive on February 14 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Taken from the upcoming original motion picture soundtrack “Love, Simon;” the track was co-written by Taylor “Tayla Parx” Parks alongside Ryan “Charlie Handsome” Vojtesak and Jamil “Digi” Chammas.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kordei has signed a new publishing deal with Timmy Blacksmith and Danny D’s Stellar Songs and is expected drop her debut solo project later this year.

For the still-untitled collection, the Fifth Harmony star has teamed up with Stargate (Camila Cabello, Zara Larsson), Bonnie McKee (Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora), August Rigo (Kehlani, Chris Brown), James Fauntleroy (Rihanna, Bridget Kelly), Starrah (Madonna, Katy Perry) and Boi-1da (Drake, Nicki Minaj).

Normani Kordei signs publishing deal with Stellar Songs

3 Feb

American singer, songwriter, and dancer Normani Kordei has signed a new publishing deal with Stellar Songs.

Founded by Tim Blacksmith and Danny D, Stellar Songs also houses artists, songwriters and producers including Stargate, Emeli Sande, Kiesza, Sam Smith, Autumn Rowe, Diztortion, Charli XCX, Girli, Netsky, and Grace Carter.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kordei’s upcoming debut album – featuring contributions from Bonnie McKee, August Rigo, Tayla Parx, Boi-1da, and Stargate – is scheduled to arrive later this year.

Kordei has also recorded a new duet with fellow recording artist Khalid entitled “Love Lies,” taken from the upcoming original motion picture soundtrack “Love, Simon.” The track was co-written by Tayla Parks alongside Ryan “Charlie Handsome” Vojtesak and Jamil “Digi” Chammas.

Grace Carter connects with Justin Parker for new collaboration

4 Jul

Photo Credit: Nicole Nodland

British singer/songwriter Grace Carter has tapped the songwriting and production services of Justin Parker for her upcoming debut project.

Parker’s resume boasts credits with Lana Del Rey (“Video Games”), Sia (“Straight for the Knife”), Ellie Goulding (“I Know You Care”), Rihanna (“Stay”), Linkin Park (“Invisible”), Kwabs (“Fight for Love”), Bat for Lashes (“Laura”), Seal (“Do You Ever”), Banks (“You Should Know Where I’m Coming From”), Keith Urban (“Shame”), Birdy (“Deep End”) and JONES (“Lonely Cry”).

He has also helmed songs with fellow musicians including Rick Rubin, Greg Kurstin, Emile Haynie, Starsmith, Jeff Bhasker, Al Shux, Teemu Brunila, Robopop, Fred Ball, Rodaidh McDonald, JHart, Clams Casino, Trevor Horn, Andrew Jackson, Talay Riley, Sam Dew, Ross Golan, Kevin Garrett, Jim Duguid, Rich Cooper, Jonny Lattimer, Benny Blanco, and Stargate.

Meanwhile, Carter, who is signed to Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s Stellar Songs Publishing, will release her debut project – featuring lead single “Silence” – later this year via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Fred Cox (Tori Kelly), Max McElligott (Rita Ora), Jordan Riley (Dan Caplen), Fabienne Holloway (Janelle Monae), Digital Farm Animals (Louis Tomlinson), Philip Plested (Little Mix), Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith), Paddy Byrne (Ella Eyre), Ilsey Juber (Lykke Li) and Harry James (Bobii Lewis).

Fans of Justin Parker’s works, on other hand, should keep an eye on the next releases by Kenzie May, RAYE, Elle King, Sigrid, Jessie Ware, YADI, Grace Mitchell, Sasha Keable, Zak Abel, Lana Del Rey, Anne-Marie, Raleigh Ritchie, Christina Perri, Eliza Doolittle, Julia Michaels, Kiiara, Gabrielle Aplin, Charli XCX, Rae Morris, Chloe Howl, Ella Henderson, and Paloma Faith.

Watch the music video for “Silence” below.

Grace Carter teams up with Max McElligott for new collaboration

13 Jun

British singer/songwriter Grace Carter has teamed up with Max McElligott for a new collaboration.

McElligott previously wrote songs for Kylie Minogue & Giorgio Moroder (“Your Body”), Rudimental & Ed Sheeran (“Lay it All on Me”), Tom Chaplin (“Bring the Rain”) and Alex Maxwell (“Letting You Know”).

His resume boasts additional works with fellow musicians including Tre Jean-Marie, Andrea Martin, Diztortion, Negin Djafari, Jonny Harris, Caroline Ailin, Electric, Talay Riley, Chelcee Grimes, James Newman, Cara Salimando, MNEK, Rachel Furner, Jimmy Harry, Alex Stacey, Iain James, Philip Plested, BullySongs, Freddy Wexler, Bastian Langebaek, Chris Loco, and Mac & Phil.

Meanwhile, Carter is expected to release her debut project – featuring lead promotional single “Silence” – later this year.

Signed to Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s Stellar Songs Publishing, Carter has collaborated with songwriters and producers including Fred Cox (“Heal Me”), Jordan Riley (“Liar”), Digital Farm Animals (“Running Fast”), Philip Plested (“Honest”), Francis “Eg” White (“Take it All”), Paddy Byrne (“Clear Skies”), Ilsey Juber (“All Over Me”) and Harry James (“Walk on Water”).

Fans of McElligott’s songwriting works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Mullally, Joy Crookes, Kygo, Ella Henderson, Mo Adeniran, Taali M, John Newman, Foxes, Saz Close, Craig David, Kiah Victoria, Zak Abel, Liv Dawson, Calum Scott, Rita Ora, Jonas Blue, Chloe Leone, Shift K3Y, Jessie Ware, Birdy, and Sigma.

Stream the audio clip for “Silence” below.