"Broken Places" a semi finalist in the Song of the Year Contest

Gail Vareilles & Kirsten Price

Broken Places

The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Gail Vareilles & Kirsten Price the Semi-Finalist placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Semi-Finalist placement in the songwriting competition.

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Posted on July 17, 2014 .

American Idol Finalist Tim Urban Records Album with Sandshifter Music

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American Idol's Top 7 Finalist Tim Urban releases a new album
"The New York Sessions" featuring all new music from Sandshifter Music

Hear the album here!


Hear "Beautiful Dream", already licensed to a feature film- recorded by Tim Urban:


Contact:  Gail Vareilles for one stop licensing of these and all other songs in library

Gail Vareilles is a prolific songwriter with many licensing placements and artist cuts.  She is also a composer for the mega international hit TV show on Nickelodeon, "Dora the Explorer" and the new series "Dora and Friends"

Recent placements include:  Countdown to UFC, Alaska Wingmen,  The Bad Girls Club (Oxygen Network), Nickelodeon’s Latin hit “Grachi”, Channing Tatum’s “The Vow”,  Gossip Girls, Hyatt Hotels ad, Polo Ralph Lauren ad, KAO Global, Essilor ad, Universal Austria record release, Cristiano Ronaldo video game, MTV’s Quiero Mi Boda, “The Odd Brodsky”, and the song “Beautiful Dream” sung by Tim Urban licensed to feature film “Movie 43” released in January 2013!
Currently in studio writing for Tim Urban, Jovi Rockwell, and international sensation Alex Boye
with production by Jerry Wonda

One Stop Music/All rights cleared

Posted on March 18, 2014 .

Song Placement in Indie Film 'Odd Brodsky"

Song Placement in Indie Film “Odd Brodsky”

Sandshifter Music is happy to announce their song “Fantastic” has been placed in a new Indie Film, “Odd Brodsky”, that is opening at the Mill Valley Film Festival October 4th, 2013. The movie was directed by Cindy Baer, an acclaimed director, producer and actress, whose debut feature Purgatory House,  screened at 25 festivals, won 12 awards and appeared on five critic’s lists for “Best film of the Year”. “Fantastic” is featured twice in the film most notably during the end credits. It was co-produced and co-written with Hugh Colocott And Jimmy Santis of Vortex Music and sung by the very talented Amber Rhodes. For more info on the film go to http://tinyurl.com/pe9shp2. To hear “Fantastic” go to: https://www.musicxray.com/xrays/828188


Posted on September 19, 2013 .

Gail Vareilles a featured Woman in Music in Cyber PR article!

Thanks Ariel Hyatt for posting this wonderful article with me as one of the featured women in music!  I'm the 6th one down in the article...


Do The Dance of Your Soul

Gail Vareilles
“Always remember why you got into the music business in the first place. It’s about expressing yourself and speaking from the heart and hopefully touching someone else’s heart. It’s the dance of the soul. When it stops being that, and thing aren’t happening for you, go back to that truth. No matter what ultimately happens, you will be happier if you stay true to yourself.”
President of Sandshifter Music, Inc.

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Posted on June 24, 2013 .