If you are like many aspiring musicians, actors, and filmmakers hoping to earn your star one day along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, you will find that the road is not at all an easy one to travel. Regardless of whether you are a thespian in a community theater, a local model hailing from Kansas, or a music producer trying to make it in New York City, the journey to stardom can be long and often times painful. The challenges of rejection and feelings of inadequacy often creep in after being turned down for a major role, passed on by an agency, or after waiting hours online for a casting call only to have the door closed just before your shining moment. Although the climb to the great Hollywood hills may come with it’s share of discouragement, you can rest assured that with the right mindset and connections, the possibilities are endless. Don’t waste time scouring the web for casting notices and non-paying gigs that do not yield any results, take action and jumpstart your career. Learn to earn and gather the tools that you need to be successful.

One of the biggest hurdles to success is not being armed with the knowledge, tools, and contacts needed to succeed in the industry. The best recommendations are going to come from people who have indeed walked in your shoes and those who have also learned along the way to turn their failures into success. Aspiring talents all over will be pleased to learn that there is now an opportunity available to gain further insight into achieving maximum success in Hollywood. Dr. Bro. Steve Harris is giving actors, singers, musicians, and more the opportunity to gain access to the inner-workings of the industry with the Hollywood Entertainment Industry Exclusive Boot Camp.

This exclusive interactive conference is the perfect opportunity to gain insight into television, film, castings, public relations, merchandising, reality television, and social media. Not your typical conference filled with long boring panels, this event will feature workshops and training activities with top-level industry professionals from networks like ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Disney, and many more. Check out the video on YouTube for a closer look.

There is more great news and Dr. Bro. Steve Harris just made a huge announcement about it! After watching the video, the first 50 people that go to the site SurvivingHollywoodTV.com will have the chance to claim a 7” WIFI tablet. This extraordinary event is registering now and open is to 45 people exclusively so, rush to the website now to secure your seat before time runs out.

Learn more about this amazing opportunity that you do not want to miss and register now SurvivingHollywoodTV.com.


International pop star Virginia Bright shines with her latest single “Coz You Are”

Virginia Bright Grammy

International Pioneering Pop Artist

This week we traveled abroad to discover international pop sensation Virginia Bright. It is not often that you come across an artist that is able to deliver such a diverse and eclectic flavor through their music, but when they do, it is worth venturing further to understand the origins of their unprecedented sound. International pop artist Virginia Bright has just released her latest single “Coz You Are”, a powerful master-mix of high energy music and luscious vocals. Considered a pioneering artist of her time, Virginia Bright has clearly knocked down barriers on an international scale having gained fame and notoriety as not only a singer, but also as an actress, dancer and film producer. A native of Madrid, Spain, Bright has maintained a stronghold on the industry from Europe all the way to the United States.

“Coz You Are” is the quintessential feel good song with a vibrant energy that is similar to Pharell’s song “Happy”. Virginia successfully joins elements of her Spanish roots, Afro-Latin rhythms, and modern dance flare to deliver a fun-loving track with massive international appeal. Bright has established herself as a cutting-edge performer and artist with a groundbreaking sound and style. Through her latest track she welcomes fans new and old into her radiant world with finesse and charm.

Having already been deemed an international icon in the Afro-European music scene, Bright’s latest release is a glimpse into the massive powerhouse whose music is drawn from her personal journey. Virginia shares with fans, a heartfelt look into self-discovery through “Coz You Are”. Although the song carries a light and breathless tune, Bright said that the song expresses the discovery of oneself and beauty through the eyes of another. She describes the song as being about “Unconditional love-the whole you, mind, body, and soul..where life is all like a big rainbow full of color.” She said “then is when I understood we are all one.”  The song’s lyrics truly do express the subtle nuances of self-actualization in a positive and energetic way. Bright allows fans to travel with her along a vivid journey full of imagery and delight, a journey that will not soon be forgotten.

In a time where many people are struggling to find inner peace,  failing to realize the true beauty that lies within, Virginia Bright has courageously reached out to fans, relating to them in such a way that is to be recognized and commended. Often times it is an uplifting song that reflects on the experiences of humanity that truly creates life changing events. What better way to touch the world and make a difference than through music, and Virginia Bright is doing just that.

Check out the video for “Coz You Are” on YouTube.


While not only sharing her personal experiences with fans through music, Virginia is dedicated to giving back to her community as well. A portion of the proceeds from “Coz You Are” will be distributed to her top 3 charities, Forward Organization, Pink for Africa, and the FAM Foundations.  Bright says “I wanted to do it this way, because it drives me and motivates me much more, in knowing that per download people make of my music or purchase of any of my merchandising related to “Coz You Are” we altogether will be making a huge contribution and great difference in the lives of many children and women out there.”

Recognized as a singer, dancer, actress, and film producer, Virginia Bright got her start in music very early playing the accordion and touring around Madrid with a band. Having performed an all girl-group, and a gospel group, she later secured performances on Spanish TV programming and performed back up vocals for popular artists such as Amparo Sandino. Her unique texture of musical styles has ushered her into opportunities such as performing for the “Don Omar, King of Reggaeton” concert as well as appearances at numerous venues around Europe. Known for fusing together hip-hop, salsa, jazz, pop, Zouk Makosa, and Buleria, Virginia Bright is affectionately known as Queen La. V. Now based in Los Angeles, California, Bright is poised to lead the international music scene with an ever-present energy that is not only essential in today’s music scene, but unequivocally surpassing all competition.

Listen to “Coz You Are” now playing on SoundCloud.

If you enjoy the sounds of Virginia Bright join thousands of her fans now on Facebook.

Follow Virginia Bright on Twitter @vbrightworld and on Instagram @virginiabright.

Get more music and more videos from Virginia at www.virginiabright.com and www.virginiabrightmusic.com

If you are rocking out to “Coz You Are” and if you enjoyed this post, like and share it with your friends and musical cohorts. Don’t forget to purchase your own download of “Coz You Are” now available through CDBaby at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/VirginiaBright

‘Swell’: The Newest Album Release from Hollywood Drunks Makes Waves


Transcending Time…

Picture if you will, a swirling vortex blending the Gorillaz, Sublime, and The Beatles that rushes across several decades, slamming into spectators, erupting into what one might consider to be the most pivotal movement in music history. Behind all of the action, underneath all of the chaos, is Los Angeles band Hollywood Drunks who just released their album Swell, an eclectic mix of amusing styles compiled into a refreshingly accurate depiction of life’s nuances.

Collectively, the album features a blend of sounds that cannot be categorized into one particular genre. The song styles  range from alternative rock  to reggae, pop, and soul; perfect for the new generation of music lovers that tend to reach across different stylistic barriers by preference. It is rare to find a band that is successful at capturing a variety of sounds within one album while still maintaining cohesiveness and making sense. Tracks like “Get It” and “Wake You” exemplify the evolutions that the band has undergone to develop such a distinct style that resonates with fans.

The album boldly addresses the matters in real life that affect young 20 and 30 somethings; reminding them that while life is no picnic on the beach, a good dose of comic relief just might be the perfect remedy. One such track that nails the climate of the times is “Bankrupt” which describes financial devastation on top of a soulful mix; something many a person can relate to. Utilizing a humourous approach to deliver each track lightens the mood of what other indie artists might present as dark, heavy content. Every now and again, fans crave a break from the doom and gloom of anti-mainstream artists. They seek to be uplifted by real content that they can relate to, lyrics that inspire, and  themes that remind them that they are not dark entities circling a mindless matrix of drones, but rather humans who sometimes enjoy living life through even the worst of experiences. Through Swell, the Hollywood Drunks have seized this exact moment to connect with their fans; and they have done so effortlessly.

The title track “Swell” is an introspective record that explores the evolution of human experiences, change, and finding direction. While the album is filled with several reflective tracks,  there is a surprisingly, nostalgic trip down memory lane for fans of furry friends, and simplistic contemplation. The band’s rendition of “Sesame Street” a delightful insertion of insane comedy that is somehow appropriate for the album’s message and theme.

Hollywood Drunks, who consider their style to be “whine free pop” consist of Paul Sandberg on Keys, Sebastian Sheehan on Drums and Percussion, Carl West on Bass, Lloyd Stuart Casson on Guitars, Bass, and Vocals, and Eric Winzenried on Vox. The band has already received rave reviews for their release and their fan base continues to swell, no pun intended. Check out more from Hollywood Drunks on their Official Website hollywooddrunks.net

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