"Baby It's Cold Outside" VIDEO. Single to be released 11/21/11
11-18-2011, 12:31 AM,
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RE: "Baby It's Cold Outside" VIDEO. Single to be released 11/21
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11-18-2011, 03:24 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-18-2011, 03:38 AM by Miguel.)
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RE: "Baby It's Cold Outside" VIDEO. Single to be released 11/21
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Quote:BUSBEE: I began playing piano at the age of seven and joined the school band at the age of nine, first on trumpet, then baritone horn and eventually tuba and baritone sax. I attended a small private elementary school that had an incredible band program...In high school, I joined the jazz band and switched to trombone. I got excited about jazz and eventually moved to New Jersey for a year to study it. I returned home to the Bay Area after that first year of college...I began pursuing the studio world, first as an intern at a local studio. Not long after that, I started freelancing as a producer. These days I primarily focus on writing but I still do a lot of producing.

...The studio tends to be quite different than the live environment. I prefer it. There is something very intriguing to me about crafting a track, whether that means hiring the right people to play a live track or programming a track and overdubbing on that.
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11-20-2011, 01:14 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-20-2011, 03:41 PM by Miguel.)
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RE: "Baby It's Cold Outside" VIDEO. Single to be released 11/21
(11-18-2011, 03:24 AM)Miguel Wrote: [Image: haleybusbee.jpg]

BUSBEE:
began playing piano at the age of seven and joined the school band at the age of nine, first on trumpet, then baritone horn and eventually tuba and baritone sax. I attended a small private elementary school that had an incredible band program...In high school, I joined the jazz band and switched to trombone.

There are a variety of ways of looking at this progression, but as a former trumpet player, the switch from playing some type of brass instrument to a reed instrument blows my mind! (Completely different embouchure is required -- I do know -- I've tried.)

What is not at all evident, is whether he developed any proficiency with a particular instrument before he "moved on" to the next one (and, yes, I'm sort of a stickler about that). Given the time frame between trumpet to trombone, I would say no. However, there are prodigies out there (I suspect that Casey Abrams is one), so I can't say absolutely that he isn't one of them.

Ultimately, I hope that Haley is not in the hands of a dilettante, but rather is in good hands.
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11-20-2011, 03:31 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-20-2011, 03:39 PM by Miguel.)
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RE: "Baby It's Cold Outside" VIDEO. Single to be released 11/21
She's worked with different producers. Given his interest in jazz he seems like a good choice for this track.

It appears he tackled the trumpet, horn, tuba and sax in elementary school, so I would doubt his proficiency there. But he seems to be able to play a variety of instruments.

Here he is at work using a guitar, "Making of EP1 featuring 'Try'"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4miu974oWs

He is primarily a songwriter. On the piano, he helped write a song that landed at #1 on the Billboard Country Music Chart:

Quote:Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood told The Boot the story behind the writing of this song: "This was one of the first songs we wrote after we released our first record. We wrote it with Busbee. When we walked into the room that day, he was jamming on a piano. We had never met this guy before, but it turns out he's a really great piano player. He was just jamming for fun, but it was such a cool little piano riff. We start a lot of our songwriting musically, as opposed to lyrically, so we were like, 'What was that? Why don't we just write to that?' Within three or four minutes, we were already humming melodies to a verse and the chorus.

Sounds like he was proficient on the trombone as well:

Quote:The California native, who got his start playing trombone around the New York area...ASCAP's Tim DuBois said he thinks he has something strangely in common with Busbee...

"As far as I know -- and I haven't checked this out very carefully -- but Busbee and I, I think, are the only two trombone players who have gone on to have a No. 1 country record," DuBois said. He added, "Like me, he learned it is hard to write on trombone."
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11-21-2011, 03:38 PM,
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RE: "Baby It's Cold Outside" VIDEO. Single to be released 11/21
The audio single is now available for download on iTunes, Amazon, etc.

It's currently #5 on iTunes for holiday tunes and #220 overall.
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11-21-2011, 06:38 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-21-2011, 06:46 PM by Miguel.)
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RE: "Baby It's Cold Outside" VIDEO. Single to be released 11/21
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Social Media Marketing, tweet your pic of winter clothing to Haley:

http://www.haleyreinhart.com/babyitscoldoutside/
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11-22-2011, 11:29 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-22-2011, 02:16 PM by Miguel.)
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RE: "Baby It's Cold Outside" VIDEO. Single to be released 11/21
It's currently #3 on iTunes for holiday tunes and #100 overall.

#2 Holiday Songs, #89 Top 200 Songs, #17 Music Videos

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11-23-2011, 12:21 PM,
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RE: "Baby It's Cold Outside" VIDEO. Single to be released 11/21
BICO is #82 at this time on iTunes. Mistletoe jumped to 48 -- I think because JB was on the Today show. I'm hoping that Haley and Casey get some national television exposure and I think they will. Interscope has to be working that. The Ellen show would be a obvious fit. With a couple of TV appearances, as well as radio play, it would interesting to see the impact on sales.
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11-23-2011, 06:27 PM,
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RE: "Baby It's Cold Outside" VIDEO. Single to be released 11/21
(11-21-2011, 06:38 PM)Miguel Wrote: [Image: haleybicopic.jpg]

Social Media Marketing, tweet your pic of winter clothing to Haley:

http://www.haleyreinhart.com/babyitscoldoutside/

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11-30-2011, 11:34 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-30-2011, 11:49 AM by Miguel.)
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RE: "Baby It's Cold Outside" VIDEO. Single to be released 11/21
Quote:Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams' holiday single, Baby, It's Cold Outside, made its debut with 15,000 downloads.

Quote:Kelly Clarkson, Mr. Know It All (60,000 weekly, +14%, 741,000 total)
Scotty McCreery, The Trouble With Girls (19,000, +23%, 189,000)
Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood, Remind Me (19,000, -22%, 1.208 million)
Kelly Clarkson, What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) (18,000, -25%, 106,000)
Jennifer Lopez, Papi (18,000, +107%, 178,000)
Daughtry, Crawling Back to You (16,000, +119%, 122,000)
Jennifer Lopez, On the Floor (15,000, +59%, 207,000)
Haley Reinhart feat(uring?) Casey Abrams, Baby, It's Cold Outside (15,000, debut, 15,000)
Daughtry, Start of Something Good (10,000, debut, 10,000)
Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson, Don't You Wanna Stay (8,000, -22%, 1.795 million)
Scotty McCreery, I Love You This Big (6,000, +5%, 685,000)
Carrie Underwood, Before He Cheats (3,000, +1%, 3.334 million)

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/...sey-more/1

In the short term, aside from promotion, it hardly seems worth the effort in terms of sales given the short holiday window. But I imagine a holiday tune is a long-term play that pays dividends down the road on an annual basis. Imagine what the sales might be next year if Haley's debut album is a hit.

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