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Meet Bar Napoli: A Theme Song Success Story


Bar Napoli is one of the premier nightclubs in St. Louis!  And now they have their own custom-made theme song that matches the atmosphere and the clientele perfectly!  Every Friday and Saturday night, you are sure to hear the DJ's spin the song "Napoli" - a crowd favorite! 

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Everybody's favorite bartender Han!

Everybody's favorite bartender Han!

Bar Napoli was established in 2003 as an addition to Cafe Napoli by sons Ande and Kye Pietoso. Starting out as a place for their friends to gather, it quickly became the neighborhood hangout. Since then, Bar Napoli has become a staple in the night scene where people from all over come to hang out.  With great drinks and great atmosphere, it has become known as THE place to see and be seen.  Looking around the room at Bar Napoli is like looking at a whos-who of St. Louis movers and shakers! 

Bar owner Kye Pietoso approached Soul Motivation Records stating "I think Bar Napoli needs its own song!"  And he was right.  After giving a few details that he wanted to be included in the song, we went to work.  The result was a song called, what else, "Napoli."  It's a dancehall, hip-hop inspired jam that has been packing the dance floor at Napoli ever since!  Every weekend night, the DJs play "Napoli" as the first song of the night and also as the closer at the end of the night.  Patrons began hitting the dance floor just because they liked the groove.  But after hearing it a few times, they began to understand that "this song is about Bar Napoli!  The place we are at right now!"

Take a listen:  Just hit the play button ===>

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The people have really been responding as Bar Napoli has now been getting a reputation as "That place that has its own dance song!"

A custom-made theme song has really set Napoli apart from the crowd.  It's created a lot of excitement as well as creating a stronger emotional bond with its customers.  Music has a way of touching us on a deeper level.  When you combine that with a great brand like Bar Napoli, you have a winning combination that will keep the people coming through the door!

If you think a custom-made theme song might be something you could use for your business, just click here and tell us what kind of song we can make for you!  You can also feel free to email us at for more information!

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Just a quick hello from Soul Motivation Studios as I work on a custom made song for a client.  If you are interested in custom made music for your business or as a gift to someone special, contact me at: or see our "Licensing" page for more info!


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Meet The Lotus Project

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The Lotus Project is a mentorship program that encourages young women to strengthen their inner selves in order to reach their full potential and to recognize their value and beauty.  It is built on the principles of sisterhood, inner strength, confidence, health, relationships, gratitude, and responsibility.  But most importantly, it is founded and run by a really good friend of mine and quite an amazing woman!

LaRissa Deemer Paras is a teacher at the secondary level and has been teaching for 17 years now.  She found a lot of her female students wanting to confide in her more and more about school, love, home life and more.  While engaging in more and more of these conversations, she realized a lot these young women were not just whining about teenage problems, but were dealing with some serious adult type issues.  Most of the time it came down to a matter of personal choice.  None of these girls could see that they had a CHOICE.  They didn't know they were worth fighting for and that a new mindset might make all the difference.

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The Lotus Project was born.


LaRissa, along with some other very compassionate women, do regular events with high school girls teaching them to love themselves and to embrace the values that will serve them the rest of their lives to be the best they can be.

We here at Soul Motivation Records (Creative Services Division) had the honor of writing a theme song for the Lotus Project!  We truly had a blast creating this song and worked hard to capture the vision and story of this wonderful group of ladies!  A big thanks to Jesse Garland for providing the wonderful vocals on this track!

The world needs more amazing women like this spreading a message of love and strength among young women.  If you are interested in getting involved with something similar in your area, here are some parting words of encouragement from LaRissa to her fellow female mentors:

"Mentors, you are making a difference in the lives of our young women.  What a gift you are giving to them - the gift of your time and your love!  The gift of finding their strength and their power in the world.  And trust me, you will grow right along your girls.  This is a thing of beauty!"

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