Monday, March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Statement from BentBeat Productions

Source: cdc.gov
BentBeat Productions halts all in-person studio events to help flatten the curve of the coronavirus.

Portland, OR, March 23, 2020 - bentbeat.com - BentBeat Productions announced today that they will halt all in-person production activities at their studio until the "Stay Home, Save Lives" order is lifted in Oregon.

"We have an extensive list of session musicians and engineers who are already working with BentBeat from their at-home studios," said BentBeat owner, Dave Beatty.  "We have a couple of full projects already in the works that will keep our team busy for this period of time."  In January, artist Billie Eilish and her brother/producer Finneas made headlines by winning five of the six GRAMMY Awards they were nominated for, including the night's four biggest prizes.  All from an album produced in their spare bedroom.  

BentBeat is expecting to resume normal daily operations as soon as the rules change to allow for art studios to open again.  The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting artists worldwide and musicians are among the hardest hit. 

"There is no replacement for a live performance that goes unplayed or a song that doesn't get created during this time," Beatty continued.  "Please join us in doing all we can to help support art and the creators who bring us the joy that accompanies it."

About BentBeat Productions: BentBeat is based in Portland, Oregon. BBP’s focus is on partnering with musicians to produce, record, and release high quality broadcast-level music through streaming services, social media and traditional distribution. BentBeat’s artists are available on Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music and all major music sites. Please join in supporting musicians.

Contact:
BentBeat Productions
Dave Beatty
503.489.8275
info@bentbeat.com
http://www.bentbeat.com/

Monday, February 24, 2020

Northwest Musical Acts Finding Success with BentBeat Productions

Stuck by Qori is available on all streaming services now

New artist, Qori, streams over 100,000 after releasing her first single, Stuck, on BentBeat Productions Label based in Wilsonville.

Portland, OR, February 24, 2020 --  The music industry is tough.  Tougher than most.  What used to be only available on records and CDs, people now want for free.  To make things more interesting, musicians are having to compete with artists who record bedroom productions like Billie Eilish and her brother/producer Finneas.  But (spoiler alert), just because they record a song in their spare room, it doesn’t go straight to the top of the charts.

What takes place after the recording is when all the underappreciated hard work goes in.  Mixing the song to make it sound as good as it can be, mastering it to sound like it belongs on the radio, and the promotion to make it stand out among the quazillion other songs you can hear at the swipe of your finger.

Take for example, Qori, a talented alternative singer and songwriter here in the Portland area.  She is a great artist, but needed some additional help with getting her song from the idea stage to the airwaves.  BentBeat Producers Dave and Austin took Qori under their wing and helped Qori record her breakout single, Stuck.  With her great vocals and compelling sound, Qori’s song has been streamed over 100,000 times since its release in October of 2019. 

Qori just released a follow-up single, Cape Cod, with a far rockier edge, while still maintaining her signature singing and writing style.

Congrats to Qori for her great opening hand in the crowded field of music you can listen to right now on all streaming services.

About BentBeat Productions: BentBeat is based in Portland, Oregon. BBP’s focus is on partnering with musicians to produce, record, and release high quality broadcast-level music through streaming services, social media and traditional distribution. BentBeat’s artists are available on Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music and all major music sites. Please join in supporting musicians.

Contact:
BentBeat Productions
Dave Beatty
503.489.8275