Shari Verona, the writer/producer behind Verona Music, joined ASCAP at the age of 18, with three songs signed to Lovey Music and record label Philadelphia International offering her a production contract at age 20. Now with BMI, this dynamo has co-written with a Who’s Who of old school and new, working with over 500 artists. Partners have included a Grammy member of 2Live Crew. Verona Music's credits include Yves St. Laurent, King Jeep Renault jingles, a theme song for a reality pilot, Mr. Honesty, Songs for Sony Music, plus placements in films Cabin In Time and Lost Everything.
Verona Music has songs on Sony and Curb Records, and has had songs recorded by the legendary Delfonics and Rapper Lil E, who was distributed by Warner Brothers. Verona Music obtained worldwide distribution deals for clients with both large and small promotional budgets. Much of Verona Music's catalog has been licensed for TV shows, films, artists and commercials.
Melancholy ballad, about self growth, taking steps back, separating from one you love for the better. When two have made progress, maintaining their separate space, yet still have a long way to go. Slow possible reconciliation. Change. Advancement. Performed by W. Moede. Female Vocals, Soundalikes, Janet Jackson
Classic 90's boy band or early Prince high falsetto ballad. Young, sexy guy turns on the charm to share passionate night with you. He will do whatever it takes, determined to please you. Can also be used in urban comedy. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Prince
Contemporary soulful uptempo with rap. Gal would go crazy without her guy. Literally she'd lose it. Cute plays on words, having to do with sanity. Dancing groove. Reminiscent of TLC or Janet Jackson. Male Rap & Vocals, Soundalikes, Janet Jackson
Hallucinogenic funk jam, reminiscent of early Prince. Passion. desire. Sexual innuendo and word play as this guy wants past flame to "do him right". Which means stay with him. perhaps (monogamy) Climactic falsettos. Performed by G. Cruz. Desire, wanting and longing. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Prince
Soulful, feel-good groove makes you move. She usually doesn't jump into things, but you're so hot she's got something for you. A love thang. Great bump and grind or party song. Super for urban comedy or commercial where gal confesses she has a love thang for something. Performed by W. Moede. Female Vocals, Soundalikes, En Vogue
Ballad with background falsetto reminiscent of boy bands in the past. Second chances in love.
This time around will be better. This new and improved boy has transformed, now vows his love to you like never before. He really wants to be the only one. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, N Sync Soundalikes
Soulful ballad, old school flavor, starts sweet, builds with intensity. When love is at a crossroads. All signs point the relationship's over, though confused guy still can't decide whether to cut losses, get over it or continue. About not having the answer. Performed by G. Hall, Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Stylistics
Female Power pop rock; Macy Gray or Tina Turner feel. Woman laments giving herself, her devotion and love to one man and now having one thing to show for it. Lost time. Sweet then aggressive vocal. Performed by R. Kat. Female Vocals, Soundalikes, Tina Turner
Big dramatic power ballad. Foolish girl still loves you, though you don't treat her so well. Knows she can do better, but love is blind. About looking the other way to hurt; cruelty. Performed by E. Michaels. Female Vocals, Soundalikes, The Bangles
Power pop slightly reminiscent off Aerosmith. Pros and cons. About guy knows he's being deceived and lied to by woman who also always fakes it. But she's so hot... who cares? Clever lyrics big song. Performed by J. Rowell. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Aerosmith
Emotional ballad reminiscent of big boy bands. About missing that special one or being stood up. This guy has the night perfectly planned; chilled wine, roses in a vase, music steaks cooking, table set for two, candles lit, fireplace. The only thing he's missing is you. Performed by R. Carungcong. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, N Sync Soundalikes
Beautiful ballad. About how everything in life evolves and changes. Except this guy's love for you, which remains constant.
Sounds like N Sync or Backstreet Boys. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, N Sync Soundalikes
Classic pop r&b love ballad. This grateful guy admits perspective of new love. He's asked for it all his life; despite odds - finally found it with you. Has overtones of old school with new school Robin Thicke reminiscent gorgeous falsetto. Or Stylistics. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Stylistics
Catchy pop rock. Conflict say goodbye or please stay?
This on and off again relationship is so passionate, there's no in between; its black or white. There's a thin line ... goodbye and love. But how long do you hold on? Male Vocals, Soundalikes, N Sync Soundalikes
Old Philly sound with high male falsetto.
Mystic ethereal feel. Disbelieving guy can't believe you're real and thinks either he's dreaming or there's been a mistake. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Stylistics
Mystical haunting ethereal vibe. Guy disbelieves this magnificent woman he's met and desires is real. Thinking he's dreaming, he challenges her to love him. Contains rap. Performed by C. Ramsay, Male Rap & Vocals, Soundalikes, Luther Vandross
Heavy rock riff with electric guitar. Has nice medium drive, not too too heavy. For a background or chase evokes excitement. For commercial, product, intro or segue. Instrumental, Soundalikes, Stevie Ray Vaughan
Catchy cool. Reminiscent of group Quarterflash or Pat Benatar meets Melissa Etheridge. Unexpected love. And this aggressive female doesn't waste precious time, wants guy to kick it up, cut to the chase. Act on lust tonight. Performed by M. Montessi. Female Vocals, Soundalikes, Melissa Etheridge
Happy mid tempo like Robby Neville C'est La Vie, with robust vocal reminiscent of Luther Vandross or Freddie Jackson.
Since you've met her she's on your mind. But hey that's the way love goes. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Luther Vandross
Sounds like Luther Vandross or classic Philly group sound. Trying to rekindle but letting something no good in the past go.
Romance that once was, but now never could be. Though the love is there and tempting, obstacles are always in the way. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Luther Vandross
Picturesque ballad. Joe Cocker, Bill Medley, Bolton type vocal. Changed man praises angelic-like woman who helped him through hard times. Tribute to a good person. To that angel we all know. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Michael Bolton
Sexy Luther Vandross vibe. Romantic guy hasn't seen this lady in a day, already he's going nuts for her. If she were with him he'd be slow dancing, taking her hand and asking to be his lover girl. Also for two people in close proximity who dig each other. Performed by C. Ramsay. Female Vocals, Soundalikes, Luther Vandross
Pop dance groove reminiscent of Paula Abdul. Underdog girls. This one fantasizes about gorgeous Casanova ladies man, sadly wonders "if you're so hot and after every girl, why haven't you noticed me?" She has real love to offer but he's too busy loving others to know her name. Performed by Lori Z. Female Vocals, Soundalikes, Paula Abdul
Young boy band type upbeat. Innocence.
Patient male found his exceptional one, believes its time to make the move and go for it. Young love. Great for teen turning point. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, N Sync Soundalikes
Joe Cocker, M. Bolton type mid tempo ballad. Hopeless man tells ex that she'd witness a miracle in him - if she returned. Second chance transformation theme. Performed by B. Prescott. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Michael Bolton
Beatles reminiscent. Fun, upbeat. How love can happen in one day that changes your whole life. Quirky but delightful fable about boy meets girl. About how 24 hours can rock your whole world. Also; when words are not needed; just a kiss. Performed by M. Carpenter. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, John Lennon
Pop Rock anthem. Bryan Adams meets Aerosmith with bridge reminiscent of group "Yes". Theme: Pursuing your own path then unexpectedly meeting your soul mate. Him and her; two ships passing, change courses and unite in life. Now together sharing one journey, in sync. Performed by J. Rowell, Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Aerosmith
Old school r&b harmonies. Word spreading on the street is this man and woman hooked up. News to them, they laugh at the thought, then realizing "There's something to this rumor". So they decide to give everybody reason to talk. When you're the last to know you love someone. Performed by D. Harrell. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Stylistics
Melancholy but hopeful ballad.
When two must part for the benefit of the whole. There will be another time and place you will meet up again and it will all work out.
When one must go away on a temporary mission. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, N Sync Soundalikes
Robust vocal, sounds like early Luther V.
When our significant other motivates us so much, they are almost attributed to most we do. Such is the case for this appreciate man. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Luther Vandross
Acoustic, very compelling song, as woman pleads to stop being abused. Wants the offending to stop causing pain, she feels it. About any type of hurt or unwarranted abuse. Female Vocals, Soundalikes, Janis Joplin
Sweet pop ballad about second chances with love. Young guy reflects he's not one half of what he used to be since you're gone. Give him a second try, let that tape rewind and he'd bungee jump to make it all up to you. Beautiful falsetto. Sounds like NSync. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, N Sync Soundalikes
1980's sound - like a Motown girl group. Smug girl thinks she's got it going on, the guy is her possession. Cute for comedy where gal is in charge, or psycho drama femme fatale holding the key. You are hers; body and mind. Performed by "Marcia". Female Vocals, Soundalikes, Martha & The Vandellas
Uptempo Pop-r&b about the advantages of staying single. Friends afraid to cross the line romantically. These two are in love but like not having to answer to anyone. They're perfect together, separately. Up in the air, on the edge of love. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Isley Brothers
Touching contemporary ballad. When one refuses to believe love is over. He's not through and wants to prove himself with a second chance. Performed by G. Hall. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, N Sync Soundalikes
Midtempo soul with sexy doo wop feel, reminiscent of past hits. Guy wants gal to get with him, tries to convince her he'll drive her sensuously crazy, listing limitless possibilities. Sensuous; reminiscent of Marvin Gaye or Isley Brothers. Performed by G. Hall. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Isley Brothers
Tender ballad like Backstreet Boys, N Sync, in spots Barry Manilow. No need for you to be afraid of love. He is reassuring you that even if your heart stops feeling you'll still feel he loves you. Terrific theme song. Performed by O. Whitfield. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, N Sync Soundalikes
Emotional, rock pop ballad number with compelling lyric, as a woman pleads to the one she loves to quit hurting her, not immune to pain.
For anyone who wants someone to stop causing them pain. Sound-wise reminiscent of Joss Stone or Melissa Etheridge. Also offer acoustic version "Hurtless acoust, Female Vocals, Soundalikes, Melissa Etheridge
Guy is giving this girl looks, smiling he has a chance, but she sees through him. So do not touch the merchandise. Sassy, soulful TLC r&b feel. Adorable for comedy. Female Vocals, Soundalikes, En Vogue
Gal meets guy she digs and wants to ask him a million questions.
Most important one; what are the possibilities of them getting together? Could she be the one for him?
Pop r&b dance groove like Janet Jackson. Female Vocals, Soundalikes, Janet Jackson
Timeless old school, reminiscent of Luther or Freddie Jackson. About estrangement. When the flames in a relationship die out, yet one insists there is hope. Same gal who ran to answer the door for him now takes her time. He persists, determined; because lovers don't give up. Performed by C. Ramsay, Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Luther Vandross
Sweet folksy pop rock ballad. Reminiscent of Righteous Brothers, Eric Clapton, Poco.
Theme; love has no boundaries when that special one wants to be in your company. Anywhere.
Though you're separated, there's no distance that can keep him from you. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Eric Clapton
Big time New jack hip hop dance groove - Sounds like Luther V.
A night to celebrate. This working guy has been thinking all day long what he will do to romance you the moment he comes home. Now what are you gonna do about it? Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Luther Vandross
Serene ballad. Loving someone enough to give them freedom to soar even if it means losing them. Luther Vandross, Freddie Jackson type. Man loved his woman so much, he gave her the freedom to fly away, believing she'll return after she has accomplished what she out to.
True unconditional love. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Alias
Disney type simplistic ballad about love and destiny.
Woman hasn't met her man yet but knowing he's out there, is going about her life, confident it's in the "plan" they'll meet. Female Vocals, Soundalikes, Alias
Sweet ballad. Loyal guy tries to prove how loving and genuine he is, lists all the things you will never find him doing. This one's no fake, he's the real deal.
Good for teens also. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Boys II Men Soundalikes
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