A Songwriter's Right Radio

Scotty Grand

Bio: 

Unique, Colorful, Bold, Extraordinary and Artistic are just a few
words to describe a truly gifted musician. And yet those same expressions tend to take on new form when referencing the overwhelming talent of the creative commonly known as, Scotty Grand.

Raised in the most famous music city in America, New Orleans,
Scotty began his journey with music very early in life at the age of 5 and soon found himself to not only have a massive passion for it., but also the talent to match. Learning that he was the great nephew of gospel legend, Mahalia Jackson, moved Grand to embrace his musical gifts even further in his Adult years and is now using them to leave his own #GRANDEUR musical mark with his own songs, where his ancestors never could have dreamed of going.

Upon graduating High School in 2005 (and penning that year’s class song "Class Dismissed") Scotty completed extensive studying and networking leads at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music and then bolted straight for the hills of Los Angeles to start treading the long and wonderful road of making it in the "industry".

It’s here where Grand would act as Creative Director/Keyboardist/
MC for Grammy Nominated Acts such as Jordin Sparks, The Jonas Brothers, Neyo, Britney Spears and fellow pianist,Alicia Keys, thus giving him priceless years of experience behind other stars to later finally embark upon his solo career in late 2011.

During Scotty’s career he has major success penning hits for various
DJ’s the world over, gracing the biggest stages/arenas/TV shows with such acts as Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Aretha Franklin, Frank Ocean, DJ Antoine, Roy Gates, DJ Jose, Patti Labelle, Mary J. Blige, Magic, Master P, Aaron Neville, Babyface, Irma Thomas, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, and countless others.

Now, after much time spent brightening the stars of others, Scotty Grand, with a avalanche of accolades, charting songs all around the world, Featured TV spots and appearances (The Apollo, BRAVO’s Platinum Hit, ABC’s Wipeout, Judge Mathis lol), and a freshly inked publishing deal with industry giant, SONY/ATV….Scotty Grand, at the wide-eyed age of 28 is ready to step into his own shine and blind the world in the most amazing way!

Guy Baruch

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Leo Moctezuma

Bio: 

Just coming off of a 2 and a half year Tour being a "MJ Fanatic" one of the principal characters On The Michael Jacskon "Immortal" World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil. Whilst on that Tour, Leo had the opportunity to perform and promote his Music project at different clubs all
around the world. He is now back in LA ready to take the Latin Pop scene by storm, with his World Cup inspired single "Chakaboom!"
With 2 heavily watched hot and sexy music videos on YouTube "Unconditional" and "2 Da Left" it has been a fantastic way to start his music project, and introduce it to the world. He calls the vibe of his music a, "Music Cocktail": Pop R&B on the Rocks with a Latin Twist! Are
you Ready for a taste?

Leo Moctezuma was born in Brooklyn New York in 1980 to the parents of Puerto Rican descent. At the age of 13, Leo had the opportunity to move to Oahu, Hawaii where he completed his high school education. It was there that he discovered his innate love for the arts. Leo began his extensive dance training as a member of the well-known professional dance company, 24-VII Dance force. Soon after, he was recruited to work at Walt Disney World's Pleasure Island. While working in many shows at Disney such as Beauty and the
Beast, and Tarzan Rocks, he was spotted and discovered by renowned choreographer & Artistic director for the stars, Jamie King. That was only the beginning.

As early as 1999, Leo has been blessed to be featured in projects/tours of some of the world’s most amazing, HOTTEST and popular artists at the peak of their careers:
-Ricky Martin "Living La Vida Loca" World Tour
-Britney Spears "Dream With In A Dream" World Tour (DVD)
-Christina Aguilera "Stripped" World Tour (DVD) (Featured solo as the "Man In The Box" in
the show stopping song of the show "Walk Away".)
-Britney Spears "Onyx Hotel" World Tour (Featured in a sensual Duet which he shared and
intimate kiss on stage with Britney Spears in the most talked about song in the show....
"Breath On Me")
-Paulina Rubio "Border Girl" Tour
-Spice Girls "Return Of The Spice Girls" Reunion World Tour
-Christina Aguilera "Back to Basics/Greatest hits" promo tour
-P!nk "FUNHOUSE" World Tour (DVD) (Featured as the Only Male dancer in the show! As well as choreographing the Funhouse show with his Choreography partner Alison Faulk)

Living up to the term "Triple Threat," Leo has been an original cast member in two professional musicals, both premièred in Hollywood, California.
-"The Ten Commandments" featuring Val Kilmer as "Moses" & Adam Lambert as "Joshua" in
2004
-"Rock Of Ages" an 80's Rock Musical Featuring Dan Finnerty from "The Dan Band" & Laura
Bell Bundy, in 2005 and 2006.

Crissy J

Bio: 

​Indie violinist, fashionista, curator and host Crissy J is not your average artist, but an ambiance...

Coming straight from her roots & setting the vibe with her sexy sultry eclectic caribbean sounds, upcoming artist Crissy J has performed and recorded for a plethora of indie and major label artists, dj’s, commercials and films.

With her own pop-up show growing rapidly, Crissy J’s “Vine and Leaf Sessions” has taken the underground music scene to new heights. By pairing a few of her favorite things (vine, leaf, live music, art, food, & dancing) along side an array of amazingly talented featured artists, Crissy J and The Vine & Leaf Band brings a fresh new experience that transcends from coast to coast with hopes of unifying the universe, one show at a time.

Show Time: 
Wednesday 8:00PM - 8:59PM
(PST)
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Show Archives

October 2017

10/18/2017
10/11/2017

S4 Episode 1 "Is there beauty in the crisis?" -- We return with Season 4 and a new co-host! We welcome Crissy J and her new segment #Ambianceby where we talk about how you felt when you first encountered.... Then, the group dives into #TheNuNu featuring Scotty's new single "Change Everything"; Leo's #TalkAboutit is back shares his heart felt goodbye to his mother and traumatic first hand experience in Puerto Rico during the devastating hurricane ; Finally, Guy re-introduces us to one of our favorites #LoveThatLyric where we get into "Caught Out There" by Kelis.

January 2017

01/04/2017

December 2016

12/28/2016
12/21/2016
12/07/2016

S3 EP 07: "THE VISUAL VANTAGE POINT" - The group hits the #WeeklyHighNote to talk about the artistic side of creating music and magic!! #TheNunu highlights New Songwriting Retreat Camp in Costa Rica hosted by friend of the show, Adam McInnis! Leos read the #LoveThatLyric - "Starboy" - the Weeknd. #Obsessed: Scotty - With being fat and eating at every fast food restuarant alive. Syd- addicted to her "study naps". Leo-loving his skincare ladies over at Skin Laundry. Ivory- her new Peavy guitar and her time spent on it learning. #TheConcertCloset features James brown concert /Mj/PRINCE and Delious singing on Family Matters. #ASongwritersRights: Syd talks about how to protect and copyright your artistic endeavors whether in poem, song or visual form!

November 2016

11/30/2016
11/23/2016

S3 EP 06: "What Really Happened to RnB Tho??"
The Featured Guest: Delious Kennedy (All 4 One)
The group hits the #WeeklyHighNote:  "What Really Happened to RnB Tho??" To discus the landscape of the genre of Rhythm and Blues today. #TheNunu: Gabe Roland's new single "Point Guard". They #LoveThatLyric from 60's group The Temptations - "Ball of Confusion"!!  Syd talks about loving her interest to "try something new", Leo admits he loves to "work out" with his hit trainer, Delious says he's been stuck on getting his "Bling On" for his current tour with his group "All 4 One, and Scotty's confesses his commitment to arguing with people about the future dangers of Donald Trump! #SongsmithTips are given from both Delious and Scotty about finding the "common ground" in your songwriting.

11/16/2016

S3 EP 05: "The Reasons for Re-Invention"
The NuNu Guest: Lara Wilson
Syd joins the group again to help hit the #WeeklyHighNote about why artists, writers, and all creators alike myst continue to "rebrand" or "re-invent" themselves!  They hit that #Nunu by Lara and her partner Matt Geddes, titled "Feigning" to the hosts liking! #LoveThatLyric of the night was Alessia Cara and Sebastian Kole's "Stars to Your Beautiful"! Syd talks her need for #StandUpComedy, Leo, his time attached to his "Bit Emoji App"...Guy: Jojo's "Mad Love" and Scotty his feining for Big 5's energy gum!! Sydney's law segments #ASongwritersRights is introduced!The cast plays #TheColorGame to win Scotty's prize to LA base arts and craft hub, "Color Me Mine"!

11/09/2016
11/02/2016

S3 EP 03: “Is Confidence Really the Key?
Featured Guest B. Slade
Today’s show welcomes Grammy nominated and multiple Dove Award Winner,singer B.Slade! One of the most prolific and talented songwriter/artists to ever come by the ASWRLA studios stops by to have a real #Conversation with the panel!  We learn about audiotography; the love and admiration in hate; the mourning of legendary artists and the evolution of the new; Leo gives a personal review of B.Slade’s performance in the LA based musical "For the Record: Scorsese, American Crime Requiem" and B.Slade discusses his new hits “Conversation” and “Black Lives Matter”. On #TheNuNu, New Orleans bred Writer, Denisia calls into the studio to talk about her new bounce club remix of Adele’s “Hello” and project "HIM" while the gang turns up in the studio. Towards the Scotty plays a game with the Rest of the hosts titled, "QuoteForYaLife" as they all play for a $40 gift card from Southern California staple, IN-N-OUT!

October 2016

10/26/2016

S3 EP 02: “THE SEXUALIZED FEMALE: Is She Winning??
Season 3 continues with a hot new topic on sexuality and the females in the industry that are #winning because of their exploitation of it and themselves! The gang discuss classy sex, Disney stars becoming hypersexual, and the Hollywood IT factor. Songsmith, Kenzie Moore, calls in to talk about her new collaboration with Scotty for her “Body of Armor” on #TheNuNu, her experiences coming to Los Angeles, and her "breadsmith life" in Michigan. Sydney gets some "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and Scotty stands with Russian musicians, Pussy Riot, on #LoveThatLyric. Guy shares insight on manifestation and the thought of belief on #YourInnerTemple. Scotty introduces a new segment #TheConcertCloset segment is introduced where we rundown past and future performances. And Leo and Scotty provide some #SongsmithTips.

10/19/2016

S3 EP 01: “The HELL of a Heartbreak
"A Songwriter’s Right" returns to the airwaves with almost 100k Viewers/Subscribers for its unprecedented THIRD SEASON! Celebrate the new season with your original boys Guy, Leo and Scotty as they welcome newcomer, Sydney Wright to the panel! In this episode, Scotty breakdowns the pain or “Hell” we go thru when we experience the wrong side of love. We learn of Scotty's writing sessions with Larry Dvoskin and Jesse Slayter that produced his smokey single, “Fireman” on #TheNuNu. Guy serenades us with his version of “Breakeven” on #LoveThatLyric. Leo doesn’t want to talk about the upcoming election at all but somehow still has to #TalkAboutIt. And we learn what the gang is #Obsessed with.

May 2016

05/04/2016

April 2016

04/27/2016

 
EP 11: "THE BEST ERAS IN MUSIC HISTORY"
 
Featured Guest: Brandon Rogers (American Idol, Troye Sivan) The former Season 6 American Idol Finalists talks his songwriting success since the show and his brand new musical endeavor, a band named "B. Random" and their soon to be released EP! #TheNuNu: ASR's very own Guy released his 1st single in nearly 7 years, "SINGING"!! Leo's segment #TalkAboutIt highlights the fierceness of Beyoncé's "Lemonade" which dropped this week!

04/20/2016

EP 10: THE EFFECTS OF RESENTMENT AND HATE ON CREATIVITY"

Featured Guest: Crissy J (Berklee College of Music Violinist/Songwriter)

Miss Crissy J joins the panel to talk "LOVE" and more importantly...."HATE and RESENTMENT" as Scotty continues spinning songs from PARAGRAPH TWO of "A Songwriter's Right" the LP Series!! 2 #TheNunu's are featured this week. Veteran Singer-Songwriter, Sammie Nicks tells the audience all about her creating her gem of a tune "Neither Do I" and awesomely weird and refreshing newcomers "Zoey Fuego & Akromaniac" debut their new song "Wanna Be Free"!  Scotty spins Crissy J's very first records as an actualy artist/songwriter, "DEATH", LIVE ON-AIR that she wrote with amazing songsmith and friend of the show, Brian Judah!

04/13/2016

EP 9: THE INDEPENDENT'S INTEREST: A Guide to a Do It Yourself Industry"

Featured Guest: Kemble Walters (Julliete & The Licks, Dave Grohl, AEGES)

Leo and Scotty throw around "shade" and "advice" on how to stay OUT of the shade in these treacherous waters of the "Indie" game! #TheNunu: Veteran Songwriter Jud Friedman tells the audience all about his new groundbreaking app for Songwriters and music enthusiasts alike called, qWaqq!! Scotty also spins a Live version of one of Jud's most loved gems...Ms. Oleta Adams' "I Just Had To Hear Your Voice". Scotty spins Kemble's hardcore creations "Echoes" and "MTV"!!

04/06/2016

March 2016

03/30/2016

EP: 8 "GENERATIONAL GREATNESS" 
Featured Guest: RILEY (Bobbie, Taja and Deja Riley) The 3 Sisters of girl group RILEY invade the studio to spin and chat about the lead single, #POUNDFRANK off of their soon to be released EP! #TheNuNu: Susan Toney - "Just Don't Mention Love". #LoveThatLyric: "Unforgettable" - Nat King Cole

03/23/2016
03/16/2016
03/09/2016
03/02/2016

February 2016

02/24/2016

EP 3:"CLEVER CLASSICS"
The panel talk the "Classics" with clever concepts, topics, cool twists, reveals. #LoveThat Lyric: "Tyrone" - Erykah Badu, Rupert Holmes - "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" and Beyonce's "7/11"!! #TheNuNu: Oprah's Karaoke Challenge Winner, Abraham McDonald, debuts his hit single, "Better" and calls in talk his latest projects. #Obsessed: Guys love for "inner peace", Tenicia's infatuation with her son, Zion, and their relationship, Leo's praise for his guitar lessons and teacher, and Scotty's addiction to #ParagraphTWO of his "A Songwriter's Right" Album series!

02/17/2016

"THE FEEL GOOD FORMULA"
Season 2 continues rollin on  with Veteran #Songsmith, Maria Christensen, joining the panel to talk "The Feel Good Formula" and what it take to write a hit that makes your emotions MOVE!! #THEDEMO: Scotty Spins Maria's original vocal and demo for Jennifer Lopez's Smash Hit, "Waiting For Tonight"!  #THENUNU: "Gone by Brian Judah" off of PARAGRAPH TWO of Scotty Grand's "A Songwriter's Right" Album Series. #TALKABOUTIT: Leo gets the panel chatting about the GRAMMYS 2016!!
#HUMMIN: Scotty Hums a few "Ex-Love Songs" as the panel guests!!

02/10/2016

"THE NU SCHOOL OF GREATNESS"

The panel hosts up and coming hitmaker "Goldie" [Chris Brown, TLC, Busta Rhymes] as they talk the current class of trailblazers in the writing industry and their Greatness! #THENUNU: "Come and Go" by blue-eyed sensation, Tyler Conti! #LOVETHATLYRIC: "The Devil Named Music" - Chris Stapleton! Andd Scotty drops the #WORLDPREMIERE of one of his latest tracks from the 2nd installment of his #ASongwritersRight album series, "Too Fast Too Hard"!

02/03/2016

"LEARNING TO TRUST YOUR CHOICES"
Season 2 kicks off with the panel talking "choices" and "decisions" both musically and in life! #THENUNU: "Favorite Kind" by JoyForthePeople #LOVETHATLYRIC: "Let It Go" by James Bay. #SONGSMITH TIP: "Cutting The Edge"
#TalkAboutItWLM: we chatted about the likes and dislikes of LIVE TV MUSICALS..."Grease" and "The Wiz".... Andd Scotty drops a #WORLDPREMIERE of "Should We Try" from the 2nd installment of #ASongwritersRight the album series!!!

December 2015

12/09/2015
12/02/2015

Episode 13: "IMAGE and BRANDING: Who Are You??". Featured Host: Jessica Sutta (Former Pussycat Doll, Solo Venturer) . The hosts take questions and call fo the beautiful "J Sutta" and talk his experience having to brand herself as the "standout" in her #PCD days!  Scotty Spins her version of classic "Damn (I Wish I was Your Lover". #THENuNu: Davi lets us hear how we should look for "Brighter Days" with her Castilian inspired sound!
#OBSESSED: Guy's bout with his friends natural oils, Leo's dedication to London towns clothing designer YEAR ZERO, Jessica's "Natural" fixation, Scotty's ROSS DRESS FOR LESS addiction!!! "LOVE THAT LYRIC": "I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton. "SONGSMITH TIP": "How To Become the Lyric"

November 2015

11/25/2015
11/18/2015

"A VOCALIST'S RIGHT". Featured Host: Paolo Ramirez (Winner of JLo's singing) . The sangerz takeover the studio!  New Host Tenicia "Honey" Bennet takes the panel for the first time! Scotty spins Paolo's new single "More Than Love". #THENuNu: Scotty Grand's "Rhinestones VS. Diamonds" from Paragraph Two!
#OBSESSED: Tenicia's infactuation with her "Werkout", Guy's dedication to Justin Beiber's album "Purpose", Paolo's need to "run", Scotty's "Nipple Ring" rekindling!!! "LOVE THAT LYRIC": "I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton. "SONGSMITH TIP": "How To Become the Lyric"

11/11/2015

"THE GREATEST MALE VOICES OF ALL TIME". Featured Host: Allan Rich (Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Patti Labelle, N*Sync) The host talk their favorite Male Voices of all time. Scotty spins the demo of Whitney Houston's famous "Run To You" as well as James Ingram's "I Don't Have The Heart"! #THENuNu: LA's Sean Van Der Wilt and his dripping track "WET"!
#OBSESSED: Leo's salute to "The Canyons", Guy's fandom of Scotty's tune "Rhinestones VS. Diamonds", Allan's Heart-wrenching with Scotty's tune "D Makes His Heart Sing"!!!

11/04/2015

"THE PERFECT POP SONG". Featured Host: Lauren Evan (Jordin Sparks, Camila, Armin Van Buren) The host talked about the defining elements of what a "POP" song is and picked their favs. Scotty spins the demo of Jordin Sparks' "One Step At A Time" with Miss Evans vocal still in tact! #THENuNu Feature: London Town Lad Sy Rhys Kaye and his "real life written" track "LOVE X3"!
#OBSESSED: Leo's "Booty Work" sweat infatuation, Guy's admiration of Adam Lambert's "Ghostown", Lauren's commitment to Whole Foods' "Sea-Salt Caramel Gelato" and Scotty's funtime with his new writing app "Rhymer's Block"! Scotty spins Co-Host Leo Moctezuma's single "Chakaboom"
 
 

October 2015

10/28/2015

"EVOLUTION OF THE WORD "NIGGER" IN MUSIC HISTORY"The Co-Hosts face the tough subject of the prevalence of the "N-Word" in music today and throughout its history. #THENuNu Feature: "Radical Racer" and bombshell @KristenElezaj premieres her a NEW single "Could You Be The One"! Scotty's Songsmith Tip: "The Power of Positivity"

10/21/2015

"THE ART OF GENRE-BLENDING". Featured Guest: Epic Records Signee KESINGTON KROSS and songs from his debut effort "AUDIO JUSTICE"! #THENuNu Feature: NEIJAH LANAE and her single "Lady"! Previewed Host Leo Moctezuma's musical creation "Chakaboom"! OBSESSED: Scotty's "Reality Making"....Leo's infatuation with The iFlask for "on the go" drinking....Kesington's book love for Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth" and special co-host Tenicia's new thing for "Little Boys With Big Packages" in her internet universe!! We discuss Lady Gaga and "American Horror Story"on Leo's #TalkAboutIt segment! Songsmith Tip: Arranging 101

10/14/2015

"VISION TO FRUITION: How To Use Inspiration". In our very special #ADancersRight episode we talked to dance royalty TINA LANDON *Michael, Janet, Shakira, Britney, Christina* about .#THENuNu Feature: Florida Bred Songstress/Performer Countre Black and her "Fucked Up Cabaret"! "Date That Dance Song" Lyric Game! Talked about Tina's newest venture with dance organization Y.P.A.D. (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance) about the hyper-sexualization of young dancers. Guy talks "Inspiration" in his dedicated meditation to mentor Wayne Dyer.
Scotty spins his country creation "Neverland"

10/07/2015

"WRITERS AND THEIR ROYALTIES: The Disappearing Act". We talked to royalty "go getters" Michelle Lewis and Kay Hanley *Doc McStuffins, Josie and the Pussycat Dolls* of SONA (Songwriters of North America) about the plight of the songwriter in today's "Streaming Age"and the fight to get fair pay on Capitol Hill.#THENuNu Feature: Faith-Based powerhouse Singer, Sharon Youngblood! Obsession: Leo's downtown "Scary Sensation", Deanna's "Chinese New Beginning", Guy's "Clientele Crush", Michelle's "Kombucha Kandy" and Kay's "Rag and Bone Fetish"!! Covered the lyrics of Stevie Wonder's Grammy Award Winning record "Love's In Need of Love Today". Scotty spins his country creation "Neverland"

September 2015

09/30/2015

"TRIPLE THREAT WRITERS": Melodist, Lyricist, and Insturmentalist in the music industry!!!! We talked about being a one-stop-shop creator who can tackle "Toplining" records and "Producing" them!!! Featured Guest: Grammy-Nominated Singer/Writer/Actress "Tayla Parx" and her recent placements on music ICON Mariah Carey and newcomers Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony and Prince Royce! Taylor intros her latest SOLO single "DO NOT ANSWER" to be featured on her upcoming debut on-air LIVE. Powerhouse Indie Mover and Shaker "Celeste Stoney" calls in and spins her new single "#KOOL"!! Obsession: Scotty's girl crush on ASWRLA photographer Brazilian Artist "CARVI", Deanna's #BlueHumor single obsession, Guy's "Man 2 Man" video affliction and Tayla's American Dedication to new artist "HALSEY"

09/23/2015

Can You Be Too On??: Drugs in the Music Industry". We talked about being "2 ON" in the creative process! Featured Guest: Mini Music Mogul "Mickey Shiloh" (Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Pitbull) debuts her new single "@THAT"! #THENuNu Feature: Haitian-Born Rock Singer, CALIX and his EP "Born"! Obsession: Scotty's Flute, Leo's Funny Youtube addiction, Deanna's "Foo Fighter Fever", and Mickey's "Catfish" love!! Covered the lyrics of John Mayer's Grammy Award Winning "Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967"!

09/16/2015

Talk to Featured Guest, Roahn "First Born" Hylton [Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande] on his writing process as a hit producer. New Socal Band 'Fights Over Phoenix' new single "Holding Gold"Janet Jackson's comeback song/tour. Lauryn Hill Concert @ The Greek. Somgsmith Tip: What is a HOOK?

09/09/2015

Get to know Scotty, Leo, Deanna & Guy on the first live show of "A Songwriters Right" Hear what they do, where they come from and listen to how they feel about the MTV VMA’s, How to make it as a Songwriter, Talk Live to Artist Singer/Songwriter "Poison Ivory," The "Waze" App, What they are #Obsessed about at the moment and introduce you so some new Music. And a First Listen to Scotty Grands new single "With."