Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Xmas no. 1 on the UK's Official Independent Singles Chart ~ 22-29 Dec 2012

The new Independent Top 40 Singles Chart has been announced!

So who is the official Independent Xmas no.1?

Click the link to find out:

Let us know if you like it. If not, which song would you have preferred?


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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Thank you to our supporters, writers & collab'ers!

Throughout the year we have been steadily building our publishing catalogue.
We have a licensing store that is due to be launched in 2013. You can check it out now to get a feel of what’s to come here:

Whilst creatively toiling away recording in our solar powered production studio throughout 2012, Tygahoney Music collaborated with the following award winning songwriter/composer/artists on new song writing projects in the Funk, Neo Soul, House and Chillout/Electronica genres. We wanted to give all of them a shout out. 

What a unique year! We've been nurturing these cyber-music relationships at the same time as getting our USA based operation up and running. Thanks for being a part of the experience everyone.  Here’s to a positive, productive and successful future:

This year we worked with: 

Barrie K. Sharpe
Gareth Tasker
Felix XFile Macintosh (General Levy, Asian Dub Foundation, Aref Durvesh)
David Beazer
Neal Conway  (Crystal Waters, Ultra Nate, T.I., Mary Mary)
Marshall Booze
Robert Burbidge

and had remixes by: 

Phat Frank
Sal Negro
DJ Ant B
Pure Elevation

It was fun to co-write and provide the vocals on projects with Felix, Barrie and Neal respectively. The releases "Colour Pt. 1 and Pt.2" with Barrie K. Sharpe ( and "Candid" with Felix Macintosh ( were released in July and October this year. Check them out and buy them from our store:

We had more placements of our music on prime time shows and documentaries around the world including shows on Discovery Channel, BBC America, CNN, ABC and MTV including: Primeval, Jim Doherty in Darwin's Garden, Royal Wedding of a Lifetime, Plain Jane, Ros na RĂșn, 0 ond 1 and so much more! 

So, the year ends with more great tracks and mixes in our catalogue, ready to be released and licensed for multiple music purposes during 2013 and beyond. They'll be unveiled soon. Subscribe to this blog so you can be the first to hear.

Tygahoney Music intends to continue to make a positive difference with its work too, keep an eye out for more updates on our CSR orientated projects.

I am excited to see what the future holds.

BIG thanks to Independent Music Group and Ellis Rich OBE for being so supportive with the administering of our Publishing Catalogue. 

To our wonderful supporters who have purchased our music, shared our pages and updates, commented, bantered with and RT'd us, thanks for your support in 2012, for sticking with us and for being a part of it all.

Enjoy your holidays.

See you in 2013!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Submit Your Music! (Tygahoney Music - Conscious Sounds Project)

2012 has been a great year for building positive relationships, working on and commencing new projects and partnerships in music, media and with businesses of all sizes. We've been developing great projects in the US, Asia, Europe, Australia and at home in the UK.

We are currently updating our music catalogue which is due for relaunch in January 2013 and we are seeking new music. For this search we are looking for songs with ethical, social and environmentally "conscious" themes for a variety of projects including film, documentaries and company videos to add to our growing music licensing catalogue. If you are seeking publishing opportunities and would like to submit your music for consideration, please contact Storme at:

In order for your email to be opened please ensure the following at the very least:

Include "Tygahoney Music -  Conscious Sounds" in the subject line. Otherwise your email will not be opened (we get too much spam as it is!)

In your email:
  1. Let us know your name and your relationship to the writer/composer (s).
  2. Confirm that you have been authorised to seek placements for the music that you are sending links to.
  3. Make sure we have the copyright holder's contact information. Including: Email, Phone number & Address.
  4. Only send in links to a web page with samples of the music you wish to be considered. 
  5. Ensure there is an up-to-date biography and information about the relevant song or songs on the page.
  6. Let us know which tracks you wish to be considered on the site you send us to.
  7. Make sure your song has been properly mixed and mastered and is "release ready".
  8. Be sure to include your PRO's name and your writer member number.
We will only notify you when we have listened to your song and to inform you whether or not it has been selected. After that, we'll be in touch to finalise the process. Sending your music in does not guarantee acceptance or us listening, but we shall try our best to listen to all submitted music. We'll let you know when our books are closed for this particular topic. Subscribe to this blog and keep an eye and ear out for other opportunities with us. 

Thanks for reading.

Good luck and happy holidays!

Speak soon


Saturday, November 24, 2012

"What is Social Enterprise?" film soundtrack provided by Tygahoney Music & Publishing Ltd.

SEL's Film, "What is Social Enterprise?" was filmed to raise awareness of Social Enterprise and to highlight some life changing Social Enterprises based in London. I was asked to present and narrate the film and my company, Tygahoney Music provided the soundtrack. The film crew was the Creative Motion Picture Co. Fab guys! 

Other London companies featured in the film include Jamie Oliver's restaurant Fifteen, which gives unemployed youth a chance to have a better future, Clarity, a charity that employs blind and disabled people to create cleaning products and yummy personal care gift sets that aren't tested on animals, and my company Tygahoney Music, a socially conscious record label and publishing company which provides mobile music workshops for schools and communities, mentors and raises awareness on social issues including homelessness, domestic abuse and Fair Trade through it's work. 

It was an honour to be involved in this media project and to film it in my home town in London. To be asked to provide the soundtrack and to present and narrate too was wonderful! It was great to be involved in a film commissioned and produced by those who share similar sentiments about making a positive difference in business. We filmed all over London. It was a long, exhausting day, but very rewarding.

You'll find the film on SEL's website, on our YouTube page, and right here too! Check it out, leave a comment and let me know how use social enterprises in your every day life. 
Thanks for reading.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!
Tygahoney Music & Publishing Ltd. 

What is Social Enterprise? 

Presenter: Danelle Harvey
Music: Tygahoney Music
Film company: Creative Motion Picture Co.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

We've Been Tweaking and Mastering...

Tygahoney is currently working on the final masters of all the new compositions to be added to the updated Tygahoney Music Publishing catalogue. The new website is coming together too. All of this API web code configuration to deal with when all I want to do is create exciting, deep and heartfelt new sounds and just get the music out there! 

In the meantime, I'm pleased to have Tygahoney Music's creations playing on rotation all over television and film worldwide.  

I am looking forward to launching the new material.
Exciting times!  

You'll be alerted when the website is ready, keep your eyes peeled to that inbox!  While you're waiting, don't forget to get in touch with any queries, we may be able to help you with that music project of yours!

Enjoy the rest of your week.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Latest Single "Candid" played on Amazing Radio

A BIG thanks to Ruth Barnes at Amazing Radio for playing our latest single, Global, Soul, Electronica track Candid on her show "The Other Woman". Chuffed to make UK's all female playlist! 

Our co-release, Candid (by Tygahoney Music and Tigersonic Tracks) is still available. Have a listen and check out the video here


By the way, our secret discount purchase link for the digital download will be up on this page for just a few more days, so go get it! (Right here)

Thanks for the love!

Tygahoney Music

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Press Release: “Digital Audio Postcard” Single Recorded in Tropical Jungle, Cornwall & London by 2 Females

Candid is out now. Here is the official press release...

“Digital Audio Postcard” Single Recorded in Tropical Jungle, Cornwall & London by 2 Females

“Digital Audio Postcard” collaboration & video recorded between tropical jungle, Cornwall & London by two female Londoners released as a single.

After two years recording the instruments and voice parts separately on opposite sides of the world,Global Soul Electronica digital audio postcard “Candid” will be available for digital download this Friday. Despite being 8,000 miles apart, in The Tropics & The Temperate, founders Felix Xfile Macintosh and Danelle Harvey continued working on the Candid Unleashed project. 

The musicians, recording artists and independent label owners met at a networking event for female record label owners in London. A mutual love of tigers and music helped seal their connection and they attended a William Orbit Production master class together soon after. After swapping their relative music industry experiences and production techniques on their tube journey home, they decide to work together on a project. Despite Danelle’s imminent departure to the Tropics to write and record her new single album, they continued to collaborate between Felix’s base in London and Danelle’s base in a tropical remote jungle. Felix recorded the bass, and Danelle recorded the vocals. The Udu African claypot was recorded remotely from Cornwall in the UK and they decided to add it to the mix. 

The “Digital Audio Postcard” name tag was given to the project due to the process of posting audio and video footage to each other via snail mail and digital methods. Their remote recording method was also used to create video footage from both the jungle, London and Cornwall. Upon completion of the song, they decided to release it as a single.

The co-release by Tygahoney Music’s Funk ‘n Honey and Tigersonic Tracks, the labels run by Danelle and Felix, will be available direct from the Candid Unleashed Website as a download: on September 21 2012. 

"Candid" artwork

Tygahoney Label

Thursday, September 6, 2012

"More hooks than a Prince track!"

That is what one of the attendees of our listening party wrote about our upcoming release "Candid". Any positive reference to Prince fills me with joy so that already has me beaming!

It is always nice to have feedback from listeners and fans of your music. For me, it is also important to be able to connect and listen to what people in your corner have to say about your work. One of the most difficult parts of the release process for me is marketing a song. The reason being is that there is no set genre for the majority of my music releases, and in this world of conformity, music seems better received (from music stores) when recognised as one of the music categories the industry has chosen. I don't like putting my work in a "box", but having a tangible category to work with makes the sales tracking possible and the promotion, more fun and pain free! With this in mind, Felix and I decided to put the question of what thoughts, feelings and genre spring to mind when listening to "Candid"  to our trusted audience. I'm glad we did. Sometimes you are too close to a project to be objective enough - outside help can be just the ticket. 

So when Tygahoney Music and Tigersonic Tracks held our special listening party for our first co-release together, we invited a small number of people to the lil' online shindig. 

It was fun! We wanted to do a Google hangout initially but chose to do a private FB event instead. I love being a host, virtual or otherwise! That was a highlight along with being about to hear the track from a different perspective. 

We achieved our goal and then some. In the end, we ended up with more words and phrases than you can shake a stick of rock at!

The latest phrase that has turned up, which I like a lot, is "Dreamy groove-laden new world beats...more hooks than a Prince track!" Thanks Tominagirl!

I'll mix that description up and add the "soulful Female voice" element to it, just to give total strangers a heads up on the sound. 

So we are on our way. Next up? Sending out the remainder of the presskits. Look out for yours. If you haven't already received one and you would like to join the promotional list, let me know.

Release date: 21 September 2012.

Thanks for all your support


"Candid" single  Artwork
Candid Out 21 September 2012 ~

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Before I Chase Those Z's I Wanted To Let You Know

After a week of hard slog filled with frustration, determination, resolve, re-affirmation and a couple of reality checks going toe to toe with fulfilling and eventful moments such as learning to play the ukelele in 20 seconds and then directing a mini 'uke'stra, playing my blue sparkly Descant recorder on a recording  due to overwhelming inspiration (haven't played since I was a pre-teen or would they say "tweenie" these days?!), setting up and hosting a virtual pre-release listening party and succesfully not once mentioning anything to do with a particular world sporting event happening in my home town to one single soul (not once), I think you get the picture... I'm ready to try to get forty winks. Being an insomniac that might be difficult, but I'll whip out the organic chamomile tea and take my chances. Before I settle down and attempt to do a modern Rip Van Winkle (sleep forever) I wanted to let you know that there is some cool activity going on with Tygahoney and Pinterest. Tygahoney Music has a co-release Pinterest board that we have created with Tigersonic Tracks for our upcoming single Candid.

If you are Pinterested, check it here and follow: Candid Unleashed on Pinterest 

Thank you! Wish me luck for catching those z'ssss please...

Thanks for reading.

Have a great weekend!

Tygahoney Music

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Female/Tiger collaboration - Candid [Chillstep] - Coming Soon!

Tygahoney Music's next single 'Candid' will be co-released with Tigersonic Tracks. This lush, chilled out piece of music will be a collaborative release by myself, Danelle Harvey and Felix Macintosh, two females from London. We both own our own independent record labels and are chuffed to be working together. The track has a lovely Asian/Indian flavour. With my vocals on top and Felix playing Bass, it truly is a joyous project to be working on as musicians doing our thing!

The release date is set for 21 August 2012. Please join us on our CandidUnleashed Pinterest board to stay-up-to date with our release related Pinterest posts.
I'll post some clips of the track up soon!

Stay tuned for more news. Thanks for tuning in.
Tygahoney Music

Friday, July 20, 2012

Review by of Our Single 'Colour'

This review didn't get put up on this blog t'other day! Slap my wrists, I've obviously had a lot going on to have let this one slip. But that is a good sign, right?

Respect and big thanks to Mr Taylor (an incredible musician), Founder and Editor-In-Chief of the Parliamentary award winning JazzReloaded for his commentary on our latest music release.

Here are my fave parts of the write-up:

"What can I say. The song has an embarrassingly simple message, made all the more embarrassing by the reality that swathes of communities and individuals on both sides of the Atlantic continue to fail to heed or apply the message. This song, and its premise, is not something to be intellectualised. After all, the decision to discriminate against people based on their skin colour was based on intellectual premises...

“Please don’t hate me for the colour of my skin”

They are words to live by, and as ever, Danelle is one with the courage to live by her lyrics."

Here is the link to the full review: JazzReloaded Review of 'Colour'

Thanks for reading once again.
Peace and love, speak soon

Tygahoney Music

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Review On Latest Tygahoney Release 'Colour'

Hurrah once again! Tygahoney Music has received another nice mention and write up.

This time the review is by Versatile about the recently released 'Colour'.

To be respected and written about by people Tygahoney respect means a lot. When people who actually speak words of value and who walk the walk connect with the music that we do, something amazing happens. It keeps the good vibes and flow moving and spreading, making a positive difference in so many ways. It's all about being conscious for Tygahoney. Spreading love and positivity while encouraging the empowerment of all feels great.

Thank you Versatile!

You'll find the link and full wordage below. Please click the blog link and comment, like and share.

The song is still available, so get your copy now!

Thanks for all your support.

Tygahoney Music


Link to article:

"Danelle Harvey and Rhythm Rhyme Revolution present a song entitled "Colour". Which was released on 13th July 2012. Just looking at the artwork alone is very intriguing. But in all honesty this is the type of music that is relevant. I love the lyrics "Please don't hate me by the colour of my skin" and the instrumentation behind it. Reminds of original Afro Beats/High Life.

The video also has that old school original feel to it. Not complex but very simple. I always bang on about real music. Truth is real music has no genre. Real music speaks to your heart and soul, like this. I give this 5/5 and would recommend that you buy and support the real music movement. Grab your copy via clicking here. This music song is just simply magnificent."

Versatilie Onochie

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Latest Single 'Colour' Featured on Giant Step Website

Hurrah! Here is a nice 'lil mention re: our new single 'Colour' on the fab Giant Step blog and website.

It means a lot when the industry's finest has love for you and your work. 

Tygahoney Music is committed to putting out quality music; and there is so much more to come! Thanks to all our supporters.

Big thanks to Giant Step!

Click the picture below to check out the review:

Colour Pt 1 & 2

The Exclusive Download and Video is Available Now From the
Tygahoney Music Website:


Tygahoney Music

'Colour' is out now! 'Tis good Funk. Pass It On...

The single 'Colour' is out now!

Here is the info:

Colour - Danelle Harvey & Rhythm Rhyme Revolution
Tygahoney Download Link:
Release Date: 13 July 2012
ISRC: GBLA31200201
Release Number: FUNKN/01

The exclusive download is only available from Tygahoney Music's website. We feel it is important as artists to actually be in control of our hard work, so we decided to release it solely through our website.

If you are a fan of Barrie K. Sharpe, Danelle Harvey, Tygahoney Music, Funk, Soul or just good music in general, support independent music; Buy the music and spread the link info above. The download package is great. Our fans and friends told us so. They are happy with their purchase of the extended single mix and video. That makes us very happy too, as in the end, it is important that everyone in this experience is satisfied.

Colour Artwork ~ Out 13th July 2012 

Media people, we have something for you too. If you'd like a promotional package get in touch: EMAIL US FOR A PRESS PACK

Thanks for your support everyone. Please join our mailing list to be the first to hear the news and to get special offers on future releases.

Let's continue to make a positive difference! 

All love

Danelle Harvey
Tygahoney Music
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Friday, July 6, 2012

Review on Spirit Of

Very Nice Preview/Review on Spirit Of

Thank you Mike Fossati

Exclusive Preview: Danelle Harvey "Alright" / "Paradise" (CD-R)

We are proud to introduce you to these brand new productions by Neal Conway, the legendary composer and musician behind many of the timeless Basement Boys classics. On both "Alright" and "Paradise", he revitalizes his beloved underground flavored sound from the early 90's back, melting Danelle Harvey's unmistakable vocals with relentless percussive rhythms and delicious keys - the result is simply breathtaking. DJ Ant B of Sweat Zone Music is on remix duty, contributing intoxicating remixes for both songs guaranteed to send the crowd into a frenzy. Look out for a release coming soon...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tygahoney Servers and Contact Info

I am writing this post on Independence Day which is apt because this Indie label is really striving to make a name for itself as a conscious independent company. There are a few battles going on behind the scenes. This is to be expected for a company that prides itself on good ethics, something that some we have come across don't do. I  realise that a glamourous image in the public profile may not always reflect the hustle and bustle that goes on and that nowadays, more than ever, people like to hear and connect with the heart and soul of a movement, organisation or artist.

My purpose here is to give you an update. Short and sweet without taking away from the hard 24/7 work that is happening at Tygahoney Music.

The email (.com) servers for the company have been down for almost two weeks. Quite frustrating for a young company such as this. While dealing with the host company for the site, who don't answer or respond to emails, I have been trying to keep things bright and bubbly and keep things flowing on the outside. Fortunately we still have the domain working well and thank goodness I had the foresight to switch the website back to the address months ago, otherwise there would be an outrageous disaster on my hands right now!

There are a number of new projects lined up in the House music, Neo Soul, Rock, Pop, Funk and Instrumental genres. I am proud to be working with some highly respected and successful artists; producers who are actual, real, down to earth good eggs!  One of my reasons for setting up this label was to emancipate myself from the fakeness, then do something good and make a positive difference with my craft and gift. Tygahoney is truly walking the talk, working with nice, professional, humble, ethical sorts who don't need to play dirty and actually have real talent without hiding behind an overhyped reputation. Tygahoney Music keeps it real. There is a NO BS, NO EGO POLICY and it applies to anyone I work with, and vice versa from my esteemed colleagues.

We will announce and promote each and every song project and release when it is appropriate, so please check back for regular updates.

Show your support and sign up to our mailing list to stay in the loop.

Email enquiries can be sent here: EMAIL

Tygahoney Music values your support and hopes you are into the music and philosophy behind it. Do keep supprorting. This is a truly indie movement and it thrives and works due to the community behind it and with it. People like YOU!

I would love to have a dialogue with you, so please chip in and say something if you feel the need. Leave suggestions, comments, love, constructive feedback, whatever below. I am open to all that is good and positive and I welcome your thoughts.

I hope that your week is going beautifully and that wherever you are in the world, all is well in it.

Stay positive. Dream BIG. Be nice. It will all work out.

Thanks for reading!



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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New single 'Colour' out in July [Getting ready to drop it...]

Busy busy busy!  Tygahoney has been getting prepared for our new Funk/Soul release 'Colour' by our new record label, Funk 'n Honey. Being a Fair Trade label and into all good things music, we will be co-releasing the single along with Badthingz, the label owned by Barrie Sharpe, who released the classic soul song 'Masterplan' with his previous band member Diana Brown.

The song has a conscious flavour (of course) that guarantees to get you tappin' those toes. It was dropped at Ministry of Sound last month and the place didn't know what hit it! Feedback from our wonderful listeners, FB friends and followers has been beyond positive too. It feels good.

It will be released exclusively through our website ( in July. Do stay tuned in for updates including sneak previews of the song and video. (You can click the record above to hear a lil' bit right now!)

Join us at our FB page: or even better still,sign up to our mailing list for all the juicy Tygahoney news:

If you'd like to do a write-up about the track, get in touch: Email

If you are a DJ, in the media industry, or have any licensing enquiries about the track, please do the same. Get in touch for your complimentary promo.

Yes, as usual, Tygahoney Music is very excited! I am so happy and thankful to be putting out positive and uplifting music in this way.

Here's to Indie power!




Tygahoney Music