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Megan McCormick

Megan just turned 24 and she is one of the most talented artists that I have ever met.  That says a lot, because I have been around a long time and I have been fortunate enough to work closely with some of the most renowned artists of our generation.

About a year and a half ago, I vowed not to sign another artist that did not already have an established career to my management company. I saw Megan perform once. That was all it took to make me realize that she was special.  In the year and a half that has passed I have watched her mature as an artist and as a person.  On August 17th,  the Ryko Group is releasing her first album.  To give you an idea, nearly every song on the album “Honest Words” has been written since I first saw her perform.

She is as good a guitar player as  I have seen. She is equally talented as a songwriter and performer.  Do yourself a favor, go to Amazon to find her album next week, or download it from Itunes.  Unfortunately, due to the lack of retail space for CDs, you will have to be very lucky to find it in a record store at this point.  That will change.

There are many, many people releasing albums these days.  But few if any can compare to “Honest Words” by Megan McCormick.  I feel fortunately just to be involved in the project.  Here is a link where you can go to purchase the CD beginning August 17th.

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About jimdelbalzo

As the former Senior Vice President of Promotion at Columbia Records and now founder/helmsman of the artist management company-Jim Del Balzo Entertainment, Jim has managed, consulted, and developed/executed the promotion and marketing plans for some of the planet’s most beloved musicians. He has guided the careers of artists/acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Alice In Chains, James Taylor, George Michael, Soul Asylum, and System of a Down; to name just a few. Jim also does consulting for labels and publishing companies including Columbia Records, Warner Brothers/Reprise Records, Hear Music/Starbucks, EMI Music Publishing and several other entertainment entities. Jim Del Balzo Entertainment clients include,  John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, James Taylor, LL Cool J, Burt Bacharach, City Sleeps, Buddahead and Since October.     Jim’s highly successful career and great service to the music industry has earned him a number of accolades and awards over the years. Namely, he was voted one of the Top 25 Most Important People in Rock Music (2000) and Promotion Executive of the Year (5 times) by Album Network—from which he also received a Lifetime Achievement Award. And Clear Channel twice honored Jim with the Executive of the Year Award while Friday Morning Quarterback and Radio & Records named him Top Industry Executive 7 times combined.   Today, Jim Del Balzo takes his talent to the microphone, adding voice work to his remarkable repertoire. His promotional expertise and attuned top executive instincts-combined with his richly unique sound- delivers VO that is truly somethin’ else.   Jim Del Blazo VO.  Like nothin’ you’ve heard. Like nobody’s business.   Jim lives in Saddle River, New Jersey with his wife Mary Beth, daughters Jessica and Julia, and their two golden retrievers.

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