Category: Album Production

It’s here! It’s here! The Album Has Arrived

Just a quick note to say that the delicious hard copy version of the album has arrived!!! Now we are getting busy setting up the ‘buy’ links and will officially release the album on Tuesday, September 6th!! Get back to school with BE WHO YOU ARE!!!  

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“Your Toys Could Be Better” Underway!

Today at Be Who You Are headquarters, we’re beginning to record and arrange one of the last tracks on the album called “Your Toys Could Be Better.” It’s a letter to a big movie and toy company from a little girl who is frustrated with the lack of imagination and fun in their toys. She’s […]

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“Into The Garden” In The Can!

Banner day at Be Who You Are headquarters! Richard sprung a new song on us called “Into The Garden” – a Beatles-esque beautiful, magical song with piano and amazing lines like, “windswept, sunset wonderland for the apple of my eye.” He wrote it for Violet, his daughter. Soon to be enjoyed by all! Above are […]

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Production Update! Never Eat Spam…

Greetings from Be Who You Are headquarters where production is closer to the finish line than ever before! Right now we’re working on “Ellen’s Song” with lyrics written by the fabulous Ellen Rehak! It’s a song about following your heart and doing what comes naturally with joy, and also features some great advice: “Never eat […]

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Tony Matteucci Records Drums For “How To Fly!”

Here’s the sneaky footage recorded at Pawnshop Studios where Tony Matteucci is recording drums for “How To Fly” – a song by Tara Samuel about co-operation and imagination!

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Meher Steinberg Rocks The Piano on Fear or Love!

  The fabulous Meher Steinberg rocked out on the piano today recording our latest song, Fear or Love!

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“Fear or Love” – New Song Begins!

A new song began here at Into the Black studios yesterday, one that sends a message to kids (and everyone!) to choose love over fear. Tara put down a quick piano line – to be played later by someone who’s got the Jerry Lee Lewis ability in their fingers – not that there’s anything wrong […]

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Be Who You Are Production Underway! Valerie Records “Postcard From Hawaii!”

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our campaign before Christmas!! We had fun making endless photos and videos to keep you entertained : ) And now the hard work begins! We’ve started off with a bang this January and have recorded a brand new song sung and played by none other than […]

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Holiday Hello From Tara & Paula! 4 Days Left on Indiegogo!

Four more days to donate to our kids’ album with a message! http://igg.me/at/bewhoyouare [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0RWYuDemKM&w=560&h=315]

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Feel Good Friday Video! Jackson & Tara Being Who They Are!

7 lucky days Left!!! Contribute now! http://igg.me/at/bewhoyouare [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saHo_nxwoYc&w=560&h=315]

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10 Days Left! Holiday Video!!

Watch our holiday video and please support our campaign! Give here: http://igg.me/at/bewhoyouare [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpn2p4P5jhY&w=560&h=315]

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11 Days Left! Still Time To Contribute! : )

Monday LAUNCH VIDEO Hello, from Be Who You Are! 11 DAYS LEFT of our campaign – and THANKS to you fine people, we are poised to get to 10K! Please help us get there here: http://igg.me/at/bewhoyouare Every dollar is HUGELY helpful. You are sending the Be Who You Are message to to kids & grown-ups […]

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Sapna & Eric Have An Important Message For Kids!

Sapna & Eric have an important message for kids! Help us make this album! http://igg.me/at/bewhoyouare [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4ZrbvIDBdA&w=420&h=315]

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6-Year-Old Felix Being Who He Is!

6-year-old Felix supports the Be Who You Are campaign by telling us what he thinks it means to be who you are! Give now! http://igg.me/at/bewhoyouare [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8RS5umV6mQ&w=420&h=315]

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Featured Artists of BE WHO YOU ARE! Bob Dylan style…

“Subterranean Homesick Blues presents: THE RECORDING ARTISTS of BE WHO YOU ARE.” (Bob Dylan coached us, off-camera.) Two More Weeks of our Be Who You Are campaign! Please jump in. Please join the Joy. Even a $1 contribution gets us closer to creating this album. It’s a barn-raising, Ladies & Gentlemen! $20, and you get […]

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7-Year-Old Quincy Being Who She Is!

7-year-old Quincy tells us what she thinks it means to be who you are! Support our Indiegogo campaign at http://igg.me/at/bewhoyouare [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLE2thKUgHg&w=420&h=315]

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2-Year-Old Huxley Being Who He is!

Huxley supports our BE WHO YOU ARE campaign! Please give at http://igg.me/at/bewhoyouare “I’m Huxley,I play drums!” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wf_PBjkjSk&w=420&h=315]

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Rae Being Who She Is!

3-year-old Rae tells us what she likes to do. Donate to our BE WHO YOU ARE campaign! http://igg.me/at/bewhoyouare [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz2sNL9km7o&w=420&h=315]

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4 Year Old Harris Is All About The “R” In Be Who You Are!

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Actress Enuka Okuma Says One Little Thing Drives Us To Be Who We are

What is one thing that drives us to be who we are? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OLafinJMio&w=560&h=315] Make this album with us & visit our Indiegogo fundraising page now! http://igg.me/at/bewhoyouare

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Amaru Loves To Draw

Amaru loves to draw, but some kids at school say he’s no good. Does he listen? No! He just keeps practicing, because he knows he’s getting better and better. BE WHO YOU ARE Amaru! Join us in creating a strong positive message to kids with this album! http://igg.me/at/bewhoyouare [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl1g8TkbInQ&w=560&h=315]

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WATCH THIS HILARIOUS LIFE-CHANGING VIDEO! CLICK TO CONTRIBUTE!

JOIN US at our Indiegogo Campaign Headqarters and join is in making this album! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k17w-8JWRvQ&w=560&h=315]

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Rory Being Who He Is!

Watch this 3 year old being who he is! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dhFHYpSpUI&w=560&h=315]

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Indiegogo Update! Producer / Performer Richard Duguay Speaks!

Be Who You Are musician/producer Richard Duguay, introduces Into The Black Studio, and talks about his reasons for writing, producing & performing in Be Who You Are! Give what you can and get a free song whether you donate or not! At http://igg.me/at/bewhoyouare [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf6PUn38eBc&w=560&h=315]

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Indiegogo Update: We passed the $1,000 mark!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH to all our generous supporters!!! Be an early contributor and ride the wave of momentum! http://igg.me/at/bewhoyouare Violet talks about what she thinks it means to be who you are!   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb5aDF-Ldss&w=560&h=315]  

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We’re Launched! Watch Our Sensational Video!

Visit our Indiegogo page and make this album happen with us!!! BE WHO YOU ARE INDIGOGO!

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Launching November 10th

Greetings from Be Who You Are Headquarters! We’re officially launching our IndieGoGo Kids’ Album campaign! Tune in Monday November 10th for our sensational kick-off video!  

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Ezra Keats Honors Kids With His Art

Tara and I took Rory and Violet to see the Ezra Keats exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center last weekend and it was magical. Ezra Keats won the Caldecott Medal at the height of the civil rights movement in 1962, for The Snowy Day, a picture book that was the first ever to feature an […]

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Electric Cellist Being Himself!

Here is a guy who really knows how to express himself! This incredible street performer Maston Smith plays live at the Palm Springs Village Fest. Here is a short clip of his brilliance! It was 105 degrees while he was playing – that costume must be hot! But he focuses on his haunting, beautiful music. […]

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Fun With Ahead With Horses!

This past Saturday was the 33rd Annual Children’s Demonstration & Fun Day for Ahead With Horses, an organization that uses therapeutic vaulting to help differently-abled kids advance with their physical, emotional and social progress. Each kid had a favorite horse and rode around the ring showing off their skills of riding, squatting and standing tall […]

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