Artists' songs get a free makeover - New York News

The Ostinato Treatment

Artists' songs get a free makeover

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Greg Laporta and Ernie Savage, a.k.a. The Ostinato Brothers, have been producing music together for over 20 years, mostly for TV and movies. More recently they've hungered for something more. They are offering free makeovers to songwriters' works. The catch is, you have to win the service.

"We are not producing the artist per say. We are looking at their song and trying to do what is best for it," Laporta says.

They call it the Ostinato Treatment. They invite artists from around the world to submit original songs through their website.

"The song has to have a discernible melody with lyrics and the other criterion is that it has to have at least one instrument accompanying it, like a guitar, keyboard," Laporta says.

At the end of every month, the artist with the most votes gets the treatment. Their song is remixed and produced by the pros for free.

"We are not making any money from this. it's really a love for the music," Laporta says. "It's giving something back."

"And when we are done with the master we mix it, record it, produce it, in the form of we arrange, perform, record, mix and master your song," Savage says.

Aileen Morgan was pleased with the treatment of her song "Standing Next to You."

"There's all kind of opportunities for musicians out there to submit their music and at this quality it's going to have more of an opportunity to be listened to in a serious way so I think it's a door opener honestly," she says.

Semaj Douglas and Jordan Lorrius are Love and Evolution. Their song "Danger" was among the first winners.

"I love the concept," Semaj says. "I think the song writers who don't have a lot of exposure to respected or known producers and the opportunity to get their stuff out there you know and what the ostinato brothers are doing is a big help in that direction."

Lorrius says: "it's going to be a complete masterpiece when Semaj, when she starts singing it too, because they gave us the opportunity to use her voice to have her sing on it and like I don't know where it's going to go at this point."

"That's the payment," Savage says.

"It's awesome," Laporta says. "You get some of these reactions and you are like you know it's really cool when you see their eyes light up."

http://www.ostinatobrothers.com/

  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Alec Baldwin gets in trouble with cops, again

    Alec Baldwin gets in trouble with cops, again

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:57:05 GMT
    Actor Alec Baldwin has lost his cool ...again. This time it happened in The Hamptons. Video has surfaced showing Baldwin with his family yelling at a police officer after a confrontation with a photographer on Sunday
    Actor Alec Baldwin has lost his cool ...again. This time it happened in The Hamptons. Video has surfaced showing Baldwin with his family yelling at a police officer after a confrontation with a photographer on Sunday
  • FBI, Apple investigating nude celebrity photo leaks

    FBI, Apple investigating nude celebrity photo leaks

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:37:51 GMT
    Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of the Oscar winner online, a publicist for the actress said. Intimate images of the actress, who stars in "The Hunger Games" film franchise and won an Academy Award for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," began appearing online on Sunday.
    Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of the Oscar winner online, a publicist for the actress said. Intimate images of the actress, who stars in "The Hunger Games" film franchise and won an Academy Award for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," began appearing online on Sunday.
  • Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

    Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:17:03 GMT
    Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York.
    Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Hope's Land of Candy

    Hope's Land of Candy

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:13:34 GMT
    Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time. There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy.. lots and lots of it.
    Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time. There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy.. lots and lots of it.
  • Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:48:09 GMT
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
  • West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:05:47 GMT
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices