First of all, Solomon Samuel Salmon, known as Triple Ess, was born on 16th December 1989, in Portland Jamaica and raised in Portmore, St. Catherine. He is a multi-talented Audio Engineer, Record Producer and Recording Artist.
Triple Ess discovers music early on through school barbeques, class parties and fêtes while attending Bridge Port High School in Portmore St. Catherine. He frequently visits recording studios such as JR Records owned by reggae superstar JR Reid. While visiting the studio, he discovers his true calling. He then begins his journey to become an Audio Engineer.
AUDIO ENGINEER CAREER
Then, after 9 years of hard work and dedication in the music industry, Triple Ess truly hones his Audio Engineering skills. By 2014, Triple Ess becomes a Senior Audio Engineer at the world-renowned recording studio Mixing Lab owned by the legendary Ezroy Francis.
It is important to note that Triple Ess has worked with veteran Producers and Artists such as:
Clive Hunt “VP Records”
Bulby “Fat Eyes Production”
Anthony Red Rose
Jah Curejust to name a few.
But his story only begins. In 2015, he is introduced to Beres Hammond by Clive Hunt to collaborate on a joint project between Harmony House and VP Records. Triple Ess takes his inspiration from the music of the Reggae Legends he works closely with. After receiving encouragements from Mr Hammond who told him “Kid, follow yuh dreams, yuh hear?”, he then pays more attention to his own vocals.
Additionally, after recording, mixing and editing, Triple Ess re-connects with where his musical journey began. In October 2016, he decides to put some focus back on his own voice. He works on new music. He creates his own beats and records his own vocals.
Furthermore, in 2016 and 2017, he releases his first two EPs:
‘Jamaican Dancehall’ on 9th November
‘The Mainstream’ on 17th January.
With a team of professionals, Triple Ess plans to continue to unleash great music that will help to bring fun and happiness to the world.
Now, you can listen to his two most recent audio tracks ‘Summer Party’ and ‘All We Need is Love’ below:
Finally, if you would like to purchase his albums or songs, check his website.
As usual, I’m having fun discovering new artists and I came across Honore‘s music on Instagram. Honore’ is currently releasing a new single called #3LW, as well as looking for collaborations to advance his music career further.
Honore (pronounced honour-ray) is a Pop/R&B singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California.🌹
Hailing from ethnic descents of Creole (African American & French), and Filipino, Honore’ reflects the same diversity in his universal style.
Honore has performed throughout the US and Asia.
His favourite performing credits include opening for the Pussycat Dolls at The Araneta Coliseum Manila.
He has also sung with many artists such as:
Harvey Mason and Friends,
He has notably done a duet with Patrice Rushen for the opening for Vina Morales/Eric Santos at the San Diego Symphony Hall.
Honore is a singer who puts on a great show. Whether he’s performing on stage solo or live with his band or moving fans with dance choreography, or writing and producing songs, his originality and professionalism completely separate him from other artists. 💣
Honore’s influences are Prince, Miguel, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake.
He stated: “I want to speak to the world through my music, spread love and inspire minds.”
ABOUT HIS NEW RELEASE SINGLE #3LW
Honoré’s latest single, #3LW is a statement that true love never dies.
#3LW Rn’b single written in collaboration with Jasmine Ejan was recorded in the studio by superstar producer Mike Cee. You can download the song on Itunes for only $0.99!
Never underestimate the power of #3LW: 3 Little Words: I Love You.
Honoré gives a respectful nod to classic 90’s R&B music. It was a time when songs had a deeper meaning. True love was at the centre of every harmony and lyric.
The official music video released on 4th July 2017, directed by Bobby Torres has an amazing storyline.
It displays the ultimate sacrifice of love and all the ups and downs of being in a relationship. It will move your heart. You will find yourself singing every line until you reach the emotional twist at the end. Check it out!
#3LW features the talents of Jasmine Ejan and Gino Calantoni.
Honoré continues to stay relevant and popular among his thousands of fans and followers by working harder than ever between performing and recording.
He’s currently recording his much-anticipated, third solo album “SuperFantastik” with superstar producers Mike Cee, Elev8t, and RJ Fullrange.
Honore’ also released last year a single called ‘Good Times’, which you can download at this Itunes link:
Here are few general tips to follow to successfully fundraise through music. But remember, there are always many options to choose from when it comes to fundraising.
1. Write a song for the cause. You can directly raise money to support fundraising by publishing the song as a single and selling downloads to your friends, at a local coffee shop — anywhere! Don’t forget to advertise the song along with what it is supporting. If people like the song, they will be intrigued and more likely to check out the cause.
For that, you need to ensure that the lyrics aren’t inappropriate since you will need to target different age groups. Indeed, donors aren’t necessarily the youngest crowd. So, keep in mind that individual incomes are strongly linked to donated amounts and more often than not, the oldest donors are the most generous. Consequently, do not rule them out.
The song lyrics should also be strongly related to the charity message so that the message doesn’t get lost. Besides, your song must be strongly related to the charity message, so that the message doesn’t get lost. The song must strike an emotion, to appeal to the audience.
2. If you are not part of a charity and want to fund-raise for one, try to select a popular charity. Generally speaking, those who look after health matters are more praised and attractive than others.
3. Spread the words. If you don’t want to sell a song, post a link to it for free! The more you send it around, and encourage others to pass it on, the more you can increase awareness drastically just by getting people interested in a cool tune. Include a description or link to the cause with the song so people are inspired to click, read, and support.
As you understood, it’s highly recommended to have an online presence, whether through social media, or website. Having an interactive fundraising page with videos, pictures and allowing online payments by credit/debit cards or PayPal, would be greatly beneficial for your campaign. You need to remember to offer payment convenience to your donors. So, if you are not online, at least think about street collections and leaflets distributions. You can either offer an online download or physical CD. But as mentioned above, a shareable online link can spread faster and further and become more viral than a street campaign.
4. Send newsletters including ways to support, as well as a link to a song pertaining to the cause. Even if it is not your song, you can still inspire people to help by capturing their attention through the song.
Here, make sure your customise your message to each individual to appeal to their needs and interests. Also, did you know that the most-read part of a letter is the PS? That’s why you should never omit it, and why it should say whatever is the most important thing you have to say. If you opt for direct mail, get friendly with the Postal Service. Learn their strange ways. Speak their language. It can save you a lot of trouble and money.
5. Put on a show! Find a few local bands or solo acts willing to do a festival or a concert event and sell tickets to raise money. The artists get to show their skills and have the opportunity to increase their fan base while playing a fun show that benefits a cause.
Coming back to the point we previously mentioned about age groups, remember to organise a family-friendly event by making the right choice of band. For more visitors, choose something all age groups can listen to, such as soft rock or choirs.
6. Look for sponsors, if you can, as this will spread the message to the community a little quicker. If you have Public Relations contact, reach them out to request a press release. Engage with both donors and sponsors, if you want to make this event successful. Try to meet their expectations and they will be more likely to contribute more to your organisation!
7. Create a songwriting contest to compete in to target a young audience. Encourage people to write and submit a song for the cause. You can sell tickets to support the cause. There can be a prize for the winner and the added benefit is increasing awareness for the cause through the mere interest and buzz about the contest. For an older crowd, you may opt for raffle tickets sales or ask them to vote for their favourite song, too.
8. Thank everyone. When you thank a donor or a sponsor, you complete the circle. When you don’t, you’re like a mail-order company that doesn’t send what people pay for.
9. Communicate the results of the fund-raising effort and be transparent how the money is going to be invested. The public will not trust your charity/organisation unless you communicate in a transparent manner how their monies will be used.
10. Remember the overall objective: fundraising is about passion, relationship, connection — and love. To avoid disappointing anyone, make sure you keep track of your budget. This will increase the chances of success and give your organisation a sense of reliability, responsibility and reputation. After the event, make sure you keep in touch with your donors and try to get them to subscribe for a long-term continuous contribution (instead of one-off).
11. f you feel stuck with time and uncertain about how to do an online campaign, you may decide to associate yourself with a social media/web design agency specialised in this type of music fundraising campaign like this one: