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Nightingale CD on Spring Hill Media/Linus Entertainment performed by Giuditta.


http://www.amazon.com/Grace-Michael-Hoppe/dp/B00C5JHEOE

Michael’s new CD Featuring our song & video Love Overflows…


I Am The Moon – Choral

Choral Arrangement for our original song I Am The Moon (Hoppe/GeorgeEyes). This is a synthesizer reference track – the real choir will sound better but you get the idea! Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah and our best for the Holiday Season!

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I Am The Moon

I am the moon
At night I rise
And watch the children sleeping
Bridges still, in cities dark
A lover lost and weeping

In ghostly light
Where little stirs
A streetlamp vainly shines.
On cobbled streets in dim relief
They sleep through troubled times

I am the moon
I journey on
A dark and starry sky
Below a cloud has drifted by
A lighter rain is falling

I am the moon
I see it all
A thousand nights I rise
I watch over humanity
And kiss the slumbered eyes

I am the moon
At night I rise
And watch the children sleeping
Bridges still, in cities dark
A lover lost and weeping
A lover lost and weeping

Michael Hoppe Music
David George Lyrics


It’s a Beautiful World – Title Cut & Video – A collection of original songs written & performed by David George

Directed & Edited by David George

Available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon etc


In 1969 I discovered a band in London. We called them “Someone’s Band” and recorded them for Deram a subsidiary of DECCA records. (I actually designed the album cover too!) To my surprise this is a highly coveted collectors album today! Selling on eBay for $1800.

I was just notified via Facebook by “Sir Cecil” lead vocalist and member of the Band that this record is about to be re-released!

Someone’s Band

Steve Stevenson and I were partners in a company we called Clouds Music Enterprises. We had an office on Dean St. in London in 1968-69. Steve was a sound mixer at the Shaftsbury Theater for the English company of Hair! Produced by Robert Stigwood. We also produced records for Paul Nicholas and Kookie Eaton who were in the cast of Hair at the time.  (Paul Nicholas went on to have a hit later with “Heaven on the 7th Floor”) (more…)


I recently attended Ted Cohen’s TAG Strategic conference at NARM.  There was the usual concern raised about music piracy.

In the UK, the BBC collects a license fee (£145.50 per year, per color TV set) to create programming that is free from commercial influence. This has worked well for many years.

ASCAP & BMI collect performance royalties in the US for the use of music and songs from radio and television and distribute the funds to writers and publishers based on how often the music is played.

Why can’t this model be used to collect fees from ISPs and then distribute the funds to the writers and publishers —  based on clicks or downloads? End of problem. No matter how many downloads, writers and publishers get paid for their work, insuring that they will produce more for their fans.

Let me know if you think this could be a solution.


Now here’s something that neither of us could have predicted. It’s an illustration of how the internet has truly made the world a global village.

Michael Hoppe and I were neighbors and met in Los Angeles some years back. We are both ex-pats from England via Canada & both in the Music business; his instrumental CD Solace was nominated for a Grammy.

After he moved to Portland, Oregon, he told me he had collaborated with lyricists in the past, but it had rarely if ever worked out, “Would I like to have a go?”. He emailed me an mp3 of a melodic, beautiful tune he’d written.

Like everyone else, I was riveted to the Egyptian uprising that was unfolding daily on the news. Tahrir Square was filled with non-violent demonstrators. Aerial shots of Cairo police confronting protesters on the bridge at night was particularly moving. It was like the moon was watching.

Around 2AM, headphones on…I cranked up the volume, Hoppe’s music surrounded me and I wrote…I Am The Moon:

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