“Mom On A Mission” Creates and Produces Hip, Original and Positive Music for Kids and Families Worldwide
Melody Makers, Inc. announces the
release of the new hit CD – NEW SCHOOL KIDS JAMZ – available now on
iTunes, Amazon, newschoolkidsjamz.com,melodymakersnb.com and more!
am a mother and I have worked with kids for more than 10 years. I have
run into parents who are concerned about the quality and content of the
music their children are listening to.”
Newport Beach, CA (PRWE January 20, 2011
NEW SCHOOL KIDS JAMZ, a collection of 10 new original funky beats, cool
melodies and positive, wholesome lyrics are available now for purchase
on http://www.newschoolkidsjamz.com and download on iTunes.
Conceived by Melanie Andrews, a mother, multi-platinum
songwriter/producer, and owner of Melody Makers Newport Beach, a music
entertainment company that operates a child-centered singing, dancing,
and recording studio on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, NEW
SCHOOL KIDS JAMZ offers parents and kids a fresh and exciting
alternative to mainstream artists whose music often is filled with
mature content many parents feel is not suitable for children. The New
School Kids Jamz songs are filled with FUN KID-FRIENDLY lyrics. For
example, there is a song named “THE SPOOKY JAM” written about
Trick-or-Treating that takes the scariness out of Halloween with a
fun/funky twist! “FUNKY PLAYGROUND” is a song about having a playdate at
the coolest playground ever! Another favorite is “IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY”
which has a very funky music track with crowd participation in the song.
The song entitled “FRIDAY” is about looking forward to the weekend!
“THE ALPHABET JAM” is a rap song using the alphabet. “CHRISTMAS AT THE
BEACH” has gotten great reviews! There are also 2 sweet ballads:
“EVERYONE NEEDS A FRIEND LIKE YOU” and “BLUE SKIES AND RAINBOWS.”
Andrews explains, “I am a mother and I have worked with kids for more
than 10 years and over and over again, I have run into parents who are
concerned about the quality and content of the music their children are
listening to. Of course kids’ love popular music with its hip beats, but
its mature themes and language are a source of consternation for
While some popular products offer a partial solution, Andrews said in
her experience, the kids themselves tend to prefer the original
artists, and don’t always accept these cover songs as authentic.
Andrews’ solution has been to create NEW SCHOOL KIDS JAMZ, which
offers fresh, hip and current music designed especially for kids and
loved by parents for its fun beats and clean, wholesome lyrics.
Featuring all original songs, NEW SCHOOL KIDS JAMZ appeals to music
lovers of all ages with its upbeat funky vocals, catchy hooks and
related lyrics and themes.
Here is what some reviewers are saying about NEW SCHOOL KIDS JAMZ:
“Awesome performance with high energy and very positive music. The
singing, sound and lyrics are tremendous. My favorite song is Everyone
Needs a Friend. New School Kids Jamz is a fresh and wonderful hit!”
….“Darling songs, positive lyrics, sweet voices! Can’t wait for the
next album!” ….“It’s new original music for kids! Not songs
redone…nice! Keep it coming! Playing it at my son’s Birthday!”
As a singer/songwriter, and having worked with many renowned artists
and producers in the industry, Andrews tapped her vast resources and
contacted her favorite music producer to co-create NEW SCHOOL KIDS
JAMZ. All songs were co-written and produced by Andrews and Jay
Shanklin, an artist, musician, composer/producer that has worked with
many artist including: Boyz II Men and Herbie Hancock. In addition, he
was a member of Sony Record’s band “Tease.” He is currently a music
executive at N’Focus Entertainment in Orange County.
Andrews, who is the granddaughter of world-renowned trumpet player
Snooky Young, created a stir in the music world when she became one of
the youngest female writers in the industry after winning the BMI Pop
Music Award for “Let’s Wait Awhile” (made popular by Janet Jackson which
sold 10 million copies) as well as the BMI Millionaires Award. This
award is given when your music has been broadcasted on radio or
television over one million times.
This early success landed her a five-year deal with the powerhouse
publishing company, Famous Music, (a Paramount Picture Company). After
spearheading numerous successful songs and artists, Melanie created her
own production/publishing company, Melody Makers, Inc. Working with
current and up-and-coming artists, Melanie has gone on to write/produce
numerous hits with R&B group Earth Wind and Fire, and for such
esteemed labels as: A&M Records, Virgin Records, Warner Bros., MCA
Records and Mo Jazz/Motown.
Melanie’s most current project is NEW SCHOOL KIDS JAMZ, on her record label, Melody Makers, Inc.
LOOK FOR MORE FROM THE “NEW SCHOOL KIDS JAMZ” SERIES COMING SOON!