24th, 2016 - Update
from Jim, he is doing a web series!
| We got
an email from Jim with a heads up about the following:
I wanted to let you know
that I am starting a web series today. It is something that has been in
the works for a while and it is sponsored by Coke. It is called My
Story and will chronicle the journey of an artist (Remington Jones)
through the recording process. We will be doing our first live stream
[Monday, Sep 19] at 4pm PST/7pm EST. We will be broadcasting on the
@CokeMusic #Periscope channel. My periscope is JimmyMcGorman and I will
join the broadcast and share it from there as well.
Jim will be anouncing these livestreams on Twitter and Facebook.
So keep checking! We will keep posting interesting stuff here.
25th, 2016 - Update
from Jim, what's he been up to!
Jim, among other things:
been just working away on a lot of indie projects. The main one is a
full album for an all female band out of Austin, TX called The Mrs. They have 3 lead singers so it was a
challenge, but I am very proud of the record. It was a long process;
been working on it since late Jan., but we are mastering next week.
recently wrote a song (one of my favorites that I have written in a
while) called Hope
that a girl named Lisa
Heller just put a video out for. Here is the link.
occasionally do some things with Kate Voegele, and I’ve been
playing a few little covers gigs
in town as well.
all of these songs I’ve been writing for other artists, it’s been hard
for me to do anything on my own, but I am actually going to do a few
versions of these songs - as I am very proud of them.
Laura Michelle just dropped a
music video for her hit single Chuck Norris
featuring (you guessed it!) Chick Norris himself.
Jim actually wrote this song with Laura and a lot of her album,
out Aug 5. Says Laura: "He and I write really well together. He’s
a fantastic songwriter."
Last but not least, Jimmy
Voegele just released a video of them
performing live her new and sunny Must Be Summertime.
The studio version which Jim produced and sings backing vocals is on
Amazon's playlist #summersongs.
Here's the link!
7th, 2016 - Collaboration on "Young Hearts" w/ Em
| After her breakthrough music video
"Earthquake", 17-year-old singer/songwriter Em
Rossi premiered her Young
Hearts video on May 2 via teen
culture outpost TWIST
Magazine. Jim co-wrote and produced the song
and also sings backing vocals
(DEEEEE-vine if you ask us, especially the bridge). Check it
out. It already has almost 1.5 million views on YouTube!
06th, 2016 - "Eathquake" by Em Rossi was actually written by
Rossi was featured as Artist of the Week in the Australian music
blog Music Beats Central
and this is what she said about her firts single "Earthquake" which is getting
quite a bit of attention in the music world and on YouTube:
Your latest single
“Earthquake” has received a positive response worldwide. How did the
song come about? And what was the inspiration in writing this track?
I am so
grateful for the incredible outpouring of support from everyone for my
expected it to draw so much attention. My producer, Jim McGorman, had
actually given this song to me while we were writing my EP.
written five songs together at the time and most of them were deep and
emotional tracks about the recent loss of my father.
we finished the first five songs, we felt like we needed to write a
to me one day in the studio and said that he had written a song called
“Earthquake” for another artist, but he kept thinking of me every time
he listened to the track. He sent it over the next day and I fell in
love with the song instantly.
lyrics of the song fit so well with the other tracks we had written
about losing my dad.
inspiration of the song was that when unexpected and tragic moments
alter our lives, there should always be a sense of hope that we can
find the inner strength to push forward and come out stronger than we
You can read the whole feature here
16th, 2016 - Another Em Rossi feedback on working with
Rossi was interviewed by AXS and had some
more nice things to say about working with Jimmy as well as what is
What would you say are the main things you learned from being in the
studio with Jim McGorman?
ER: Jim has been a great mentor for me in the studio and a great
friend. I am so grateful for his belief in me as a singer/songwriter.
The main thing that Jim taught me was how to narrow down a unique path
of musicality. I have always enjoyed a wide variety of genres, making
it difficult at times to cluster everything into only a few songs.
Aside from the musical approach, Jim and I began working together only
six months after my dad passed away. It was a fragile and emotionally
challenging time for me and my family to begin again in the studio.
However, those times probably saved me from the darkest of paths. Jim’s
studio became a sanctuary. He helped me hone and express my emotions
into every recording. The greatest thing he gave me was the ability and
confidence to breathe in the tones that I wanted to produce.
AXS: Can you tell us where you're at with finishing up your debut
album? Can we expect the effort to drop soon?
ER: Jim and I have currently written and recorded eight songs. We have
been releasing the tracks slowly. The second single, “Young Hearts,”
will debut very soon along with the music video. We do not have a set
date on the release of the album, but I know it won’t be too long of a
You can read the whole article here
13th, 2016 - Em Rossi on working with Jim:
year old singer/songwriter Em
Rossi, who is gearing momentum and getting accolades for her
had this to say about her collaboration with Jim:
Fix: What was it like to work with Jim McGorman?
After I lost my dad, music had been put on hold for a few months. I had
been writing a lot during those times about my emotions, fears, and
thoughts. It was six months after losing my dad when I met Jim and
began writing with him. I was extremely nervous going back into the
studio after being away for a good amount of time with such a talented
musician and producer. Jim guided me and helped me express those ideas
in a cohesive musical path. We have created a great connection with one
another and I am extremely grateful and fortunate to have him as a
mentor and friend
You can read the whole article here
19th, 2016 - Update from Jim
producing and using my studio a
lot!! I am in the middle of producing two EPs for separate artists, and
I believe one will turn into a full album.
be doing a handful of dates with Kate Voegele coming up in the
beginning of February, all on the west coast (pls check Events).
than that, I am just writing and producing and doing sessions.
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