Soul Moves Music

Soul Moves Music is a development company servicing musicians, film, TV, Internet, advertising, and other media. It is a wing of Anne’s Music Services business. Anne Leighton believes in servicing first the artist seeking the perfect song, “They’re the customers. If my songwriters don’t have the right song, I won’t service the artist seeking the perfect song.”

She believes in her songwriters, citing their talents, musical intuition, and eclectic range. All of them are or were performers, so they have superlative insight on what makes great repertoire.

The songwriters on Anne’s roster are: KJ Denhert (multiple Independent Music Award winner/nominee, John Lennon songwriting contest winner) and Joe Deninzon (John Lennon songwriting contest winner, and one of the great electric violinists of our time, including his DREAM DIARY: Concerto for 7 String Electric Violin which he performed, most recently, with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra). We work with Elliott Murphy (often legitimately compared to Bob Dylan and Lou Reed, and an artist that he shares the stage with Bruce Springsteen in France), Michael Veitch (recently recorded by Judy Collins), Bill Leverty (guitarist of the band Firehouse), plus collaborations by Grammy-nominee Gary Lucas who co-wrote Jeff Buckley’s “Grace” and “Mojo Pin” and Joan Osborne’s GRAMMY-nominated song “Spider Web”).

The specialty and eclectic jazz, Americana great Suzahn Fiering, alternative rockers Jack and the Jukebox, dramatic power pop singer, Ms. Jana Peri, acoustic blues guitar and harmonica duo Shun Ng and Magic Dick, and Canadian singer-songwriter Jon Mullane are new artists that we love. Gregory Hyde, from Chicago, is a witty rock and roll fusion of Rick Springfield and the Ramones.

Soul Moves Music also plugs songs by Lisa Sniderman (multiple award winner for both songs and drama writing: Independent Music Awards, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Parents Choice, Creative Child Magazine, Indie Music Channel…), hookmeister John Brodeur, Austin’s soulful blues singer LZ Love Arnold and the late Lightning Red, Leo Schaff (whose collaboration, “Give Us Hope” with Jim Papoulis was performed at the Inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2008 by the San Francisco Boys & Girls Chorus), Rebecca Loebe (a folk singer/songwriter that constantly breaks new ground giving folk-cred to songs by artists as diverse and seemingly “unfolk” as Kanye West & Nirvana), Fly Paper (which features Micaela Kingslight the daughter of guitar maker John Kingslight and Midwestern multi-instrumentalist Joe Chamberlin). We also have new music from two fun-loving hooksmeister Dean Friedman and Folk/Country singer-songwriter Emily Hurd. Irish/sometimes New York City-based singer-songwriter Hank Wedel has great originals including “Listen,” which was recorded by Christy Moore, Ireland’s most beloved folk singer.

Listen to more of our powerful talents: Midwest singer-songwriter Jenn Cristy (who originally came into prominence in John Mellencamp’s band), Phoebe Legere(transmedia/folk artist, who recently had her song, “Hip Hop Frog” on HBO’s It’s Me Hillary by Lena Dunham). Heavy metal maidens Tang! (with Bonnie Parker and Denny Colt) and calming folk singer/songwriter Dan Berggren, and ISC-finalist children’s music writer Alastair Moock are also on our roster. We are also pitching the songs and masters of classic rock/progressive band Gentle Giant who recently was featured on the syndicated radio show, Echoes. Rachael Sage has some great songs; she’s had lots of masters in the TV show Dance Moms.

Karen Besbeck is both Anne’s partner and one of the songwriters that Anne markets. Her songs have been recorded by Award-nominated-and-winning artists, including Patricia Conroy and James Armstrong. Listen to her music in the soap opera, The Young and the Restless. Karen is involved with music supervision and loves matching the right music to a scene.

We have placed our music in film, performers on TV, and music in Australia’s award-winning documentary, A Venue For The End Of The World with Dick Cavett(BrinkVision).

Under the auspices of Soul Moves Music, Karen and Anne supply every music-related need for all media. Our large rolodex has granted us access to great working composers, songwriters, entertainers, teachers and musicologists–many with major credits.

Here are our professional services. Please call or e-mail us with your needs and we’ll discuss a program and budget that works:

    Currently we are not taking unsolicited music.

Our Love Reel.

Beautiful by KJ Denhert

Crazy by Gregory Hyde

Listen by Hank Wedel (Christy Moore covers the song)

Happiness Rachael Sage

Afraid of You Hank Wedel

Long Lost Ghosts by Emily Hurd

Amazing Love by Phoebe Legere

Touch of Kindness by Elliott Murphy

Pledging Allegiance by Michael Veitch

Lady of Shallot by Gary Lucas