Mission Statement

Hartecast Music’s philosophy is to get the music to the people! The internet and the worldwide web have opened up the world to us and allows creativity to greet technology as an ally that enables artists to share their art with the world as it was originally created. And actually, it is almost possible to deliver music in real time as the artist is receiving that very creative inspiration! For the most part, music can be shared in its most raw form; it depends on the vision of the artist.

Music is the reflection of our emotional lives whether we’re happy, melancholy, relaxed or in love. Hartecast Music is where you can find tunes that are in tune with life.  On the SongCast page, songs are categorized by genre and you can click on songs in various genres to hear song samples prior to downloading purchases.  Also, Hartecast Music offers Royalty Free Music where you may listen to, purchase and download the perfect song for your special projects!

Hartecast Music’s vision is to connect with people all around the world in a way that stimulates, satisfies, and reaches the realms of human emotions.

Hartecast Music is where music is living!

The Cast

Felecia Harte

Felecia Harte

Producer, Writer and Founder of "HartecastMusic.com"

FELECIA HARTE founded JaJer Music, BMI, publishing and licensing in the eighties and then went on to establish CenMae Star Publishing, ASCAP and HarteCast Music, SESAC . Her skills naturally evolved into producing and recording her music and in order to evolve with the times, began creating, directing and producing music videos.

This indomitable lady began her music career as a songwriter. Ms. Harte pitched her songs to managers, artists, publishers, etc. but didn’t want to idly wait for others to record her songs. Instead, Ms. Harte decided to commence TORCH Records and at the same time, she began JaJer Music. Some of you may remember the infamous TORCH label with the yellow background and bright red letters spelling out TORCH with the flames of fire rising off the tops of each letter. When the record would spin on the turntable, it looked as though it were on fire, and in fact, these hot tracks were on fire! Ms. Harte had releases every year on the TORCH label or a TORCH distributor label for over a decade!

Being at the helm of TORCH records quite naturally lent itself to Felecia’s role also as a music producer, and she began producing herself and other artists as well, such as Meechelle LaChaux, The Case, Eva Chew, Lorenzo Taylor, and Leland Usher.

After garnering the respect of her peers in the music industry by running a successful label, she came to the attention of Holland Dozier Holland. In the 1990s, Ms. Harte was asked to join the HDH family. She relocated to Los Angeles where she worked for six years with the legendary Eddie and Brian Holland of Motown fame, who along with Lamont Dozier, penned the many number one hits for the Supremes and many other music legends before HDH parted ways with Motown. How exciting those years must have been for Ms. Harte working with HDH - a songwriter working with arguably two of the greatest songwriters of all time! Ms. Harte also has the honor of sharing a copyright with prolific songwriter Ben Weisman, who wrote more songs for Elvis Presley than anyone on the planet. Sadly, Ben Weisman has passed, but he is remembered as one of the great songcrafting masters!

Felecia returned to her home, San Francisco, where she began managing local talent such as songwriter/producer, Jeruss. Jeruss is a very talented and gifted songwriter/arranger/producer who, along with Felecia, is co-author of the sultry, “Ride With Me”, and writer/arranger/producer on “Never Come Down”, a smokin’ pop-dance track. These tracks were released on "HartecastMusic.com" which was founded by Ms. Harte in 2009. The response to the CD release, “Hartecastmusic.com Presents...Ride With Me”, has been great and the single, “Bad Little Girl”, by Roxanne, a smoldering track has been a smoldering success... Hot on the heels of the "Ride With Me" CD, "HartecastMusic.com" released "Lookin‘ Good" and sister track, "Look Good Fitness" which is the anthem for a fitness lifestyle. Ms. Harte likes to discover fresh talent; case in point, Thais. Captivating…this is the perfect one-word description of Thais’ vocal performance of the song, “You Make Me Smile”. Ms. Harte had the pleasure and distinct honor of producing 11-time Grammy Awards winner, Tony Lindsay, on the RnB/Hip-Hop track, "I’m Fallin’". Tony Lindsay has been the front man for Santana for 20 years plus and his smooth yet distinct vocals is a potion born in alchemy that is sure to produce platinum!

In San Francisco, she re-connected with her co-producer, Steve Krchniak, who is an alumnus of the prestigious Berklee School Of Music. Felecia and Steve‘s combined talents are magical; their musical talents complement each other beautifully as demonstrated by Hartecast Music’s latest CD album release, "The Soul Of US A", represents music that originated in the USA and is loved all over the world! This compilation CD Includes the soulful salute, "Good Man" sung by the very talented, LeeAnn Christopherson and is a tribute to all the men who are providing for, caring for and protecting their families and loved ones everyday! LeeAnn Christopherson‘s vocals are powerful and she really delivers the song. Also not to be missed is the very gifted guitarist, Bob Castell-Blanch, who adds the perfect guitar solo. "The Soul Of US A" is now available on Amazon.com and select singles such as "Good Man" are available now also on HartecastMusic.com’s Shop page.

Felecia has digitized her classic vinyl recordings while writing and producing new material. Go to the "SongCast" pages to enjoy the classics along with the new music; all of the music is original! It seems as though Felecia has come full circle....songwriting and producing have always been her first, true love.

Hartecast Music_ Where Music Is Living!

Jeruss Harrison

Jeruss Harrison

Producer, Writer, Arranger

Delivering excellence has been the hallmark of Jeruss’s career across all aspects of social media, content production, and community management. Review of his qualifications will showcase a dynamic professional who is highly regarded for executing cutting-edge growth hacking techniques and innovative online marketing plans that exponentially increase revenues, brand awareness, and engagement. In addition, he effectively utilizes competitive analysis, market research and statistical surveys to assess business plans and provide solutions that foster growth and increase productivity. His motivation, academic experience, social media expertise and professional demeanor make him an excellent addition to any brand or business.

Other highlights of his career that exceeded expectations of companies he has worked with would include:

§ Grew Instagram engagement by 1500% in 1 week and grew total Instagram followers by 10% in 3 weeks at Bimpies.com through comprehensive revamp of digital growth strategy.

§ Drove execution of unique, innovative Facebook ad campaign that increased Facebook page likes by more than 600%.
§ Elevated new driver and new passenger total acquisition by 26% at Lyft through in-depth market research and execution of custom-tailored online and offline marketing campaigns.
§ Recipient of writer’s recognition from ASCAP for Urban Network’s review of ASCAP Expo, citing superior communication skills and marketing savvy.
§ Integrated creative and reliable methods for outstanding content production as a blogger for the #1 independent rap music label worldwide, Strange Music.

In particular, the strong relationships cultivated with clients, users, influencers, upper management, and the community has resulted in significant increases in the success of numerous projects and a stellar reputation.

Steve Krchniak

Steve Krchniak

Producer, Musician, Technical Specialist

Steve Krchniak is a life-long musician and composer. He studied piano and trumpet from an early age through high school. Steve received his bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music with a dual major in Music Arranging/Composition as well as Music Education. Steve has participated in the San Francisco music scene as a performer, composer, and producer since the mid 1990s and also is involved with projects based out of LA. Steve has partnered with Hartecast Music as an engineer, co-producer, and composer since 2008.

Steve’s past accomplishments include:

  • producing audio and video for various companies and entities, including radio commercials, DVD home video extras, television background music, and corporate/industrial videos
  • composing and arranging songs and themes which have appeared on independent music magazine charts and community radio playlists
  • working as an assistant for a commercial music production company in Chicago
  • graduating with honors from Boston-based Berklee College of Music with a dual degree in Commercial Arranging and Music Education
  • performing at venues large and small in various states and countries, opening for artists such as Morris Day and The Time, Steel Pulse, Isaac Hayes, Rita Marley and Family, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, The English Beat, Con Funk Shun, Bunny Wailer, The Average White Band, Pablo Cruise, Burning Spear, The Brothers Johnson, Doug E Fresh, The Ethiopians, Dwayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Tone!, Lenny Williams of Tower of Power and co-producing 11-time Grammy Awards winner Tony Lindsay.