First song signed & Recorded

First Song signed in 1998 “Better Things Than You” and released on Dainel Jackson’s self-titled CD: 


Better Things Than You 


Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley 

Album: Better Things Than You 

Artist Dainel Jackson (2003) 

Label: C.E.R. Country Records

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Credits | Highlights

ANIMATED SHORT FILM CREDITS


L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Online Festival "Collaborators In Crime CH 2" Selected Apr 2018

The $5 Film Festival "Rooms" Semi-Finalist Aug 2018
Los Angeles CineFest "Bring Me A Dream" Semi-Finalist Dec 2019
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival "Bring Me A Dream" Selected May 2019
Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival "Bring Me A Dream" Semi-Finalist Jan 2020
Red Wood Film Festival "The Subway" Selected March 2021
Berlin Shorts Award "The Subway" Selected March 2021
London Indie Short Festival of 24 Frames "Rooms" Selected March 2021
Voline Film Festival "Rooms" Officially Selected April 2021
After Hour Film Festival "Bring Me A Dream", Official Selection & Certificate of Recognition April 2021
Florida Shorts Festival "Bring Me A Dream" Semi-Finalist April 2021
Paris International Short Festival "Rooms" Finalist April 2021
EdiPlay In’t Film Festival "Rooms" Official Selection & Certificate of Excellence April 2021
Hong Kong Indie Film Festival "Bring Me A Dream" Semi-Finalist May 2021


Song Of The Year Award 2019 Song Contest Your song "Love Sure Can Try" did incredibly well in the contest and received the Runner Up placement. The 'Runner Up' placement shows that your song received extremely high scores and was found to be competitive with the winning songs. Only the top writers receive this placement.


Song Of The Year Award June 2013 Even though your material did not place as a Winner or Finalist, you still did incredibly well in the contest with two of your songs.


Your song "A Soul Once On Fire" received the "Semi-Finalist" placement as listed on your personalized placement page at: A Soul Once On Fire


You also received a secondary placement with "Hearts Slowly Dance" that received a "Runner-Up" placement as listed at: Hearts Slowly Dance


In every contest, there are five "Semi-Finalists" in each category. The "Semi-Finalist" placement is the highest placement next only to the one winner and four finalists from each category. The next five highest placing songs (under the "Semi-Finalist" placements) are the "Runner-Ups". Both the "Semi-Finalist" and "Runner-Up" placements indicate that your songs were in the top 1% of all of the entries in the contest.


The male vocals on both songs sound very professional and both songs have wonderful production qualities! Receiving two placements within the same contest is fairly uncommon. Great job and congratulations on your songwriting placements!


Song Of The Year Award Oct 2010 Marilyn Oakley - "Night Wolf Lover" (cowritten w/ Allan Licht) Even though my material did not place as a Winner or Finalist,  "Night Wolf Lover" did extremely well in the contest as it received the "Semi-Finalist" placement in the contest. The ""Semi-Finalist"" placement is the highest songwriting placement next only to the one winner and four finalists. Receiving this placement indicates I was just a few points away from the Finalist placement. Only the top writers receive this placement.


Song of the Year Award December 2008 Song of the Year December 2008 Awarded to Marilyn Oakley Love Will Find A Way - (cowritten w/ Bill Scull Jr) Marilyn has been selected as a "Runner Up" in the December 2008 round of the Song of the Year song and lyric competition. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top entries achieve Runner Up status.


Won First Runner Up in Ben Stein's Songwriting Contest (2008) for his documentary 'Expelled No Intelligence Allowed', with my song entitled "We Are".


Music Used:
Real World Road Rules Challenge - Ep. People vs Johnny Bananas
HBO Vice - Show Of Force and Return To Somalia
HBO/HBO Zone: Vice News Tonight Ep. 44
MTV Catfish The TV Show - Episodes: Tiana & James, Kayla & Courtney, Falesha & Jacqueline, Dejay Malik & Josiah, Ayissha & Sydney, Ari & Lanum
MTV Suspect - Episodes: Shawntel and Jasmine, & Brandiss and Pa Monica
Monica Stevenson Photography Food Reel
Biography: Hot Famous & Forty & Tragic Side Of Fame 2
CBC-Radio Canada TV Network in Quebec


Top Ten at Broadjam

You Think You Know Me has entered the Broadjam Earth Top 10 at #7!
Since you've made the Broadjam Earth Top 10, you have a permanent place of honor on Broadjam's Earth Top 10 website!

You Think You Know Me has entered the Rock Top 10 at #2!
Since you've made the Broadjam Rock Top 10, you have a permanent place of honor on Broadjam's Rock Top 10 website!


Congratulations! Your song(s) have entered the following Broadjam Top 10 charts today (11/30/2017):
Always Forever Til Infinity has entered the Broadjam Earth Top 10 at #10!
Since you've made the Broadjam Earth Top 10, you have a permanent place of honor on Broadjam's Earth Top 10 website!


Currently
have songs being played as Background Environmental Music throughout Asia

Songs Cut - Indie Artists

24 cuts (1999-2004)

Songs Cut 


Indie Artists 


Letting Love Go

Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley
Album: A Little Bit Of Everything (2004)
Artist: Jaime Beaver


Country Girl's Gonna Rock & Roll
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley
Album: Window To My Soul (1999)
Artist: Brandi Ward


Steppin In To Steppin Out Tonight
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley
Produced by Scullsound
Album: Steppin In (2000)
Artist Eileen Balzano


I'm A Woman Of Your World
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley
Produced by Scullsound
Album: Steppin In (2000)
Artist: Eileen Balzano


Loving In The Dark
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley/Shayne Vaughan
Album: Steppin In (2000)
Artist: Eileen Balzano


Heavens Window Pane
Words & Music: Sharon Crews/Marilyn Oakley
Album: Steppin In (2000)
Artist: Eileen Balzano


I Am The Music
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley/Shayne Vaughan
Album: Steppin In (2000)
Artist: Eileen Balzano


Those Days Are Gone
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley/Wayne Evans
Produced by Scullsound
Album: Steppin In (2000)
Artist: Eileen Balzano


Little Love Bug
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley
Produced By Scullsound
Album: Steppin In (2000)
Artist: Eileen Balzano


Night Wolf Lover
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley/Allan Licht
Album: Steppin In (2000)
Artist: Eileen Balzano


A Night Without Love
Words & Music: Wayne Evans/Marilyn Oakley
Album: A Night Without Love (2001)
Artist: Bill Scull Jr.


Takin' It Down
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley
Album: A Night Without Love (2001)
Artist: Bill Scull Jr.


Black Heart Bleed Red
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley
Produced by Scullsound
Album: A Night Without Love (2001)
Artist: Bill Scull Jr.


Nice Problem To Have
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley/Shayne Vaughan
Album: A Night Without Love (2001)


I Don't Need The Lights On
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley/Bill Scull Jr.
Album: A Night Without Love (2001)
Artist: Bill Scull Jr.


Hear My Tears
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley
Single (2001)
Artist: Eileen Balzano


All Of You All Of Me
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley
Single (2001)
Artist: Eileen Balzano


A Heart Learns To Fly
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley
Single (2001)
Artist: Eileen Balzano


Let's Spread Love (Up & Down The Halls)
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley
Christmas Single (2001)
Artist: Eileen Balzano


Candle Light The Way
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley/Bill Scull Jr.
Album: Something To Say (2003)
Artist: Joey Pearson


Label: Encin Music

C'mon C'mon
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley
Album: Bright Eyes (2002)
Artist: Steven M McLachlan


I Am The Music
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley/Shayne Vaughan
Album: The Way The Story Goes (2004)
Artist: Steven M McLachlan


Novel aka Love's Like A Novel
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley/Carlos Tabora
Album: Novel
Artist: Joey Pearson (2004)

Label: Encin Music


Better Things Than You
Words & Music: Marilyn Oakley
Album: Better Things Than You
Artist Dainel Jackson (2003)

Label: C.E.R. Country Records


Album Covers of Artists Who Recorded Marilyns Songs

FRONTCover
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CDalbumfrontdesign
bill_scull-front
joey-pearson-something-to-say-cover
joey-pearson-novel-2006-cover

Video Compilations

Song Demo Reels

Songwriting Duo Team:
Marilyn Oakley and Carlene McDearis Wentworth
10 songs each video