The Global Voice has a worldwide production team second to none and it’s this we are putting at your disposal.

Are you a songwriter, a musician, or perhaps a poet who might like their verse set to music? Then TGV Productions can help you in many ways.

How Do We Operate?

Firstly, write to tgvproductions@theglobalvoice.info stating your requirements. For
example, you are a singer/songwriter who needs good professional backing music for your carefully crafted song: or you’re a musician who might want help with production.

What Happens Next?

Our production team will review your request and get back to you via email or other method in order to discuss your requirements.

We then work with you, exchanging files over the Internet, to make your production the best it can possibly be. Through all stages, you make the final decisions.

What Services Can We Offer?

Once your music or verse has been produced to the highest standards, then it is up to you. You can have the final result as a .wav or high quality MP3
file, or you can have us distribute your track(s) to the following online media outlets:

  • iTunes
  • Amazon MP3
  • Google Play
  • Spotify
  • Rhapsody
  • EMusic
  • MediaNet

What Do We Charge for This Service?

Our rates are for the completed track(s).

For one single track for your own use, we charge $10 per track, or $50 for a complete album (up to 70 minutes in length.)

If you wish your music to be published and distributed to online music outlets, the cost is $20 per single track and $75 for an album (up to 70 minutes in length.)

Note: Tracks for submission to online music outlets must be original material. We are not able to publish cover versions of copyrighted material.

Who Are Our Highly Skilled Producers?

Christine (aka Chrissie) Rose Cochrane

Born in New Zealand at the end of the 2nd World War.

Went to the only blind school in new Zealand before coming to England aged 11.

Went to Linden Lodge school for the blind in London and then to the Royal Normal College for the Blind in Shrewsbury: left there as a shorthand typist.

Worked in the Civil Service for some time and played music for a secondary income.

Eventually went Professional, ditching the Civil Service job.

I am transgendered, by which I mean I was born male but, whether due to strange brain wiring, or perhaps a flood of oestrogen at the wrong time, have always thought of myself as definitely female.

I decided, after much painful soul-searching, to do something about it in my late 50s: started on hormones and eventually had the complete surgery in Belgium.

I am a composer/producer with a considerable back catalogue of material available. I also own and run The Global Voice, an Internet radio station primarily, though not exclusively staffed by blind and visually impaired people.

And that brings it up-to-date: I’m a 76-year old blind woman who just happens to be a singer/songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist named Chrissie Cochrane.

Steve Matzura

I’ve been playing piano since before I could read. My formal lessons began at age five and continued up through the end of high school.

I’ve been placed in national piano competitions, performed a personal recital in my graduate year, formed and played in several rock and lounge bands, taught beginning piano to elementary-school students and have done session work on a number of my friends’ recordings.

I now play primarily for my own amusement on some vintage synthesizers which I’ve connected to my computer.

I’ve been involved with Internet radio practically since it was invented in the late 90’s. I host a classic and progressive rock show on The Global Voice and provide support for the broadcast server as the station’s technical advisor.

Kelly Sapergia

I live in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, and am an Internet radio broadcaster and musician.

Music has been a big part of my life. I have an eclectic background, and enjoy listening to various genres including New Age, Smooth Jazz, Dance, Chillout, and Classic Country.
I began composing music using computer technology in 1998, and started my own home-based production company, KJS Productions in 2000. Over the years, I’ve composed music for a variety of applications, including games created by blind and visually impaired programmers, radio jingles, and music for podcasts and websites. In addition to keyboards, I also play accordion, electric bass, harmonica, and percussion.

I host two shows on The Global Voice, and serve as the station’s Webmaster and Production Director.

Outside of Internet broadcasting, I’m a member of Toastmasters, President of the Moose Jaw White Cane Club, and a regular pianist at Minto United Church.

You can find more information about me by visiting my personal website.

Jorgen Hansson

I was born on a cold, wintry evening in January 1976. The weather was evidently a sign of things to come as I arrived with a variety of birth defects that threatened my fragile little life.

These defects resulted in disabilities I’ve adjusted to
throughout the years. The only person convinced I would survive and overcome these obstacles was my mother.

I was born blind with the ability to distinguish between light and darkness and a few bright colors but I was never able to read and learned Braille for school. I have a second disability, Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of Autism that commonly leaves a person with one special interest or incredible talent. As it turns out, mine is music and everything related to it.

As a small boy, I was intrigued by music and the way it felt when I was near a stereo speaker. I was constantly surrounded by music and singing in the house and I seemed to respond to rhythmic beats. I remember standing on the tops of our stereo speakers so I could feel the music rise up through my feet into my body.

On my 2nd birthday I got my first organ and was soon playing
children’s songs. I must have been a pain to my big brother, Stefan, who was 4 at the time. It’s a good thing he liked cars more than instruments, we never fought over toys. Over the years Stefan was a big help with my sound engineering education and
we even play in a band together. Thanks Stefan!

I continued to teach myself to play new instruments and learned everything I could about recording and mixing. In 1999 I graduated from Liljeholmens Music College, a leading center of music education in southern Sweden.

My music career has brought so many wonderful people into my life. I wish I had space to thank them all here. However, there are a few I want to acknowledge who have played a huge part in my personal and professional development.

The first is Henrik Magnusson. He was my personal assistant and a fellow musician. We sang and composed together and he traveled with me extensively. We miss him deeply. His huge, giving heart failed him in 2005 and he passed at the young age of 34.

Then there is my “Summer.” Jeanette Rosenqvist, who entered my life like a ray of sunshine when she discovered my studio in the basement of her work place. Jeanette is a singer and songwriter and we have collaborated on many songs. I consider her a great personal friend.

And finally, British pop star John Kincade. I’ve trained with many coaches, but John’s methods advanced my understanding of voice and proper singing technique more than I could have imagined possible. My deepest thanks to all of you for touching my life in such positive ways.

Samples of Our Work

The following are samples of our work.

“Let Me Out of Here” by Chrissie Cochrane

“Let Me Out of Here” is a song by Chrissie Cochrane depicting the feelings of many Transgendered people–the inner conflict between what your body and outward appearance shows what you are to the world, and who you know you are in your head, and the resolution of that dilemma.