Friday, November 16, 2018

The International Radio Festival Announce Final Line Up Of Radio Stations

The International Radio Festival (IRF) is pleased to announce the final line up of international radio stations broadcasting their programmes live-on-air to their peers and home audiences, from the Piazza D'Armi in Valletta, reaching over 100 million listeners around the globe.

Now in its 9th year, this international broadcasting event represents the first and only global conference to debate and showcase the business, production and curation of the world's most consumed medium – audio/radio content.

The IRF's unique conference format presents industry leaders from the world of broadcasting and audio production and features more than 30 international radio stations broadcasting their programmes live-on-air across Malta and the International Radio Festival DAB+ channel and also to their peers and home audiences, reaching over 100 million listeners around the globe.

Radio stations taking part in this year's event include Bay Radio, Vibe FM, XFM and Magic FM from the host country Malta alongside international stations; BBC Radio 1 (UK), BBC 1Xtra (UK), Jazz FM (UK), MiSoul UK), Fun Kids Radio (UK), United DJ's with Tony Prince (UK), Hits Radio (UK), Flex FM (UK), Ego FM (DE), Le Mouv (FR), M20 (IT), Teenage Radio Immaginaria (IT), Kasheme - Lounge (CH), LikeFM (RU), Radyo 2 -TRT FM (TU), Ibiza Sonica (ES), Kronenhit Radio (AT), IFM (TU), 102FM Tel Aviv (IL), The Big Time (USA), Pride Radio (USA), Kiss FM (AU), Love Radio (CN), plus Sound of India Contest winner RJ Devanki and Mixcloud online radio award winners Dublin Digital Radio (IE) who won ‘Best Online Radio Station' and Pinata FM (FR) who won ‘Rising Star' - Listeners Choice award.

IRF Festival Director Darryl von Däniken says:
"We are delighted to be heading towards music-island Malta, producing the 9th edition of the IRF midst the historic Piazza D'Armi in Valletta, this year's EU Capital City of Culture, which is more than apt as the IRF represents the world's leading broadcasting cultural exchange showcasing 'radio' nationalities such as India, UK, France, Russia, Turkey, USA and China."

Find out more about all the radio stations and shows here: https://www.internationalradiofestival.com/

Get ready to listen to how the world sounds.

Watch the video recap of edition in Milan here: https://youtu.be/hMO087MTO68

As well as the live radio broadcasts The Malta edition of the International Radio Festival's B2B Forum takes place at the historic Mediterranean Conference Centre on 1st November, covering the hottest topics in the global audio and music industries.

BBC R&D's Executive Producer Nicky Birch will cover exciting developments in voice-first audio formats, while international radio consultant John Simons will lead a panel on the rise of niche radio services from rock to jazz.

James Keen, the newly-appointed Station Director for Channel 103 and Island FM in the Channel Islands, will talk with Andrew Zammit from Malta's ‘number one hit music station' 89.7 Bay, about the benefits and challenges of targeting a small island-based audience.

The Conference will also include a celebration of ten years of the UK's Absolute Radio, with its Content Director, Paul Sylvester; and a look at how audio services are re-inventing radio from Xanthe Fuller, Head of Community at Mixcloud.

Martyn Ware – founder of The Human League and Heaven 17, with a 40-year career as a leading record producer - will be talking about his work past and present, including designing and composing ground-breaking 3D-soundscapes.

The use of Blockchain technology in the audio world will be explored at the International Radio Festival's Audio Conference in Malta. Led by Cliff Fluet, a digital lawyer from London-based law firm Lewis Silkin, the session will lead the way in the exploring how blockchain can benefit the radio industry.

Register here for the IRF Audio Conference 2018 https://www.internationalradiofestival.com/conference-malta18/

The International Radio Festival
The International Radio Festival (IRF) is all about Music Radio Content. The IRF was founded in 2010 to specifically celebrate radio's on-air influencers and their production teams who command the trust and loyal “ear” of billions of listeners around the globe, and is unique in that the conference format offers invited radio stations the opportunity to showcase their chosen programme formats to attendees whilst simultaneously broadcasting said programmes live-on-air from the conference back to their home audiences, thus reaching millions of global listeners and making the IRF the largest media event of its kind. www.internationalradiofestival.com

Malta Tourism Authority
With superbly sunny weather, fantastic Mediterranean food, a thriving nightlife and events calendar and 5,000 years of intriguing history, the Maltese archipelago attracts visitors from all around the world all year long. The island country has a plentitude of exciting landscapes, sport activities, historical spots, events, family entertainment programmes, restaurants, and much more to discover and to be cherished. The Malta Tourist Authority helps you to make your visit truly unforgettable - for pleasure or for business. www.visitmalta.com

http://www.internationalradiofestival.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Amsterdam Dance Event Rounds Up Record Breaking 23rd Edition

The 23rd edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has come to an end in the early hours of Monday morning. For the first time ADE welcomed over 400,000 visitors from more than 100 countries for an extensive day and night program featuring over 1000 events and leading artists and speakers from around the world. From 17 to 21 October there were more than 450 night and 600 daytime events spread over 200 locations, with over 2500 performing artists and around 600 speakers participating in keynotes, workshops and master classes on a variety of topics. The conference and festival program by day saw an increase in numbers attending with daytime activities exceeding more than 600.

ADE General Manager Richard Zijlma looks back on a ‘fantastic edition’. This was the last edition under his supervision, with new director Mariana Sanchotene taking over.

A major focus was the anniversary of 30 years of Dutch Dance. Celebrations included the premiere of a three-part VPRO documentary and the launch/presentation of a reference book featuring the scene’s leading lights. South Korea was the focus country this year, consequently much attention was paid to the rapidly growing South Korean music scene. Several conference and festival events illustrated that musically and culturally South Korea has a lot to offer the rest of the world. Other countries highlighted as one to watch were Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Columbia and Mexico, with special industry network sessions and a growing number of artists performing in the day- and night-time program.

A Growing Cultural Destination
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has grown into a five-day poly-cultural event hosting more than 2500 music artists across all participating clubs and concert halls. Undoubtedly the biggest electronic music conference in the world, ADE hosted a myriad of events from countless panels discussions at the main conference through to pop-up performances, audiovisual installations, film screenings, tech schools and charity events. Some of the diverse and exciting speakers involved in this year’s conference program included; Albert van Abbe, Bonobo, Bruce Carbone, David Guetta, Headhunterz, Imogen Heap, Jayda G, Jean Michel Jarre, Jillionaire, Kerry Trainor, Lena Willikens, Nile Rodgers, Orbital, Paula Temple, Ralph Echemendia a.k.a. The Ethical Hacker, Yann Pissenem, Xosar, Zoe Margolis, and more.

Dutch journalist, musician and event organiser Gert van Veen received the Amsterdam Dance Event Lifetime Achievement Award for his enormous and crucial contribution to the dance scene, the city and ADE, only the second person in the history of the event to have received the honour.

For a visual overview of the best things that took place at ADE 2018 look at the website here: https://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/live/

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tony Carlucci & Dynamic Destony Releases New LP "A New Day"

Dynamic Destony has just released their hard-hitting, exciting and energetic LP called "A New Day" which is available on all digital platforms.

This latest offering takes you on a high-energy journey of electronic dance fused rhythms, which are sure to get you moving to the beat. Listed on the album is also 'A New Day' song- The fast paced dance tune has glimpses of euro-pop dance, infused into a pumping beat. It also features strong prominent, impressive vocals, on both parts (Rosanna and Tony).

When listening to the new LP, you can hear a mixture of different dance eras of music. Not only that, other influences are often introduced too- 80's styles can often be heard, amongst trance hints, combined with harder techno beats too.

"A NEW DAY" is an LP which is sure to excite any house music fan. Its blend of styles and genres takes you on a journey into the depths of trance & EDM music. We feel it could also catch the attention and be appealing to those new to the scene too.

選 was Made For Loving You' has more of an 80's influence and includes a scorching electric guitar solo, the mixture is quite broad, yet it still possesses a fast dance vibe. Dynamic Destony has definitely put their own stamp on that remix. That's not the only track to feature guitar either, Burning Up The Dance Floor has a funky blues type sound, put together with a fast moving beat.

Striking a great balance, The LP manages to deliver hard beats, yet doesn't leave you tired. Infused into the whole project, its balanced nicely with popular samples of music, instantly familiar to your ears. In a way this counter-balances the heavier parts, giving a great high energy feel.

The 'A New Day LP' should appeal to a wide range of music fans, because it showcases many different styles and genres and it's mixed into a popular dance style. There's also a diversity of speed on the album too, with a slower ballad called Stars In Your Eyes- This offers a good balance, with a slower number. Whilst the song Orlando has a Spanish type of sound and style.

About:

DynamicDestony is a group that makes energetic and pulsating electronic dance music. They cover all styles of dance music and fuse it into their own unique sound.

When you delve a little more into Tony Carlucci's background, you can see that he boasts a wide range of credentials, not only in music but other artistic avenues too; this surely accounts to his impressive ability to create his own music productions, and sound.

Singer/Songwriter, Keyboardist, Saxophonist, Producer, Composer, Remixer and Actor, Tony Carlucci was born and raised in NewJersey and has been creating music since the age of 3. Tony's wide range of musical performance and knowledge allow his original songs to be heard in various genres and styles. Tony is an ASCAP Member and SongWriter's Hall Of Fame Member. He has won the ASCAP PLUS Songwriting Award for the last nine years.

http://www.jango.com/music/tonycarlucci&dynamicdestony
http://www.soundcloud.com/tonycarlucci

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Deadline Looms - The 15th Annual Acoustic Music Awards

Registration deadline looms for the 15th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards); this is great opportunity for music artists everywhere. IAMA is the preeminent awards for musicians, promotes excellence in acoustic music performance and artistry. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Participating sponsors include Acoustic Cafe and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Music artists stand a chance to win awards in eight different categories: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo Folk, Americana/Roots/AAA, Instrumental, Open (any musical style or genre), Bluegrass/Country, etc. There will also be an Overall Grand Prize winner awarded to the top winner worth over US$11,000, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in US and Canada.

IAMA is sponsored by: D’Addario Strings, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Aspri Reverb, Sirius XM Radio, Acoustic Café Radio Show, Bandzoogle, MixButton, MusicGateway.com, Kari Estrin Management & Consulting, and Sonicbids.

In its 15th year, IAMA has a proven track record of winners going on to get signed and hit the Billboard Charts. Meghan Trainor was discovered by IAMA seven years ago and is now a global superstar with #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts with "All About That Bass" (#1 for 9 weeks) and #1 on The Billboard 200 Charts with her debut album "Title", won for a Grammy award for Best New Artist in 2016. Meghan hit #46 on the Billboard Charts again this year again with "No Excuses". Meghan has a staggering 9 songs so far on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts so far, enough to release a "Greatest Hits Album" in her young career. The 2nd Annual IAMA winner Zane Williams’s winning song was recorded by country music star Jason Michael Carroll, that song hit #14 on Billboard Country Charts and #99 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Jeff Gutt, a finalist at the 9th Annual IAMA was a runner-up on X-Factor USA. Charlie Dore (known for her #1 hit “Pilot of the Airwaves”) was the top winner in 2008.

Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Kevin Fisher (see pictured) won top honors at the recent 14th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) with his song "Beer Me", he wrote the song with Brett Boyett. The song hit #4 on the UK HOT DISC charts. He is a multi-platinum selling songwriter. Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Uncle Kracker and many others have recorded his songs. As and artist himself and a writer for others, his songs are being played all over the world. His music has been featured on TV (True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, America's Funniest Home Videos, etc).

STARS AMONG THE WINNERS AND FINALISTS
Tom Chapin, brother of late great legendary folk singer Harry Chapin, won Best Male Artist with his song "Fair Pay Fair Play Blues".

Other notable finalists include Bertie Higgins, known for his #1 hit "Key Largo" and Top 10 hit "Just Another Day in Paradise". Singer-Songwriter Priscilla Hairston was also a finalist, who has written hit songs for Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, Rihanna and more.

The opportunity for musicians ends soon. The deadline to enter is November 9th. For more information, go to: http://www.inacoustic.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Laura Angelini Makes Birthday World Event

It was the best birthday ever for Southern California based singer Laura Angelini.

The energetic musician and humanitarian flew - on her own dime - in August to Puno, Peru as a volunteer with the Los Angeles-based Angels of Charity and Music (ACM).

She returned a week later, the first week of September, a changed woman.

During that time, Angelini and the rest of the 36-member all volunteer team - including doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and non-medical support members - coordinated the sixth annual mission trip to change the lives of more than 250 Peruvian children through free surgeries to repair cleft palates; ear microtia; nose, throat, hand and feet deformities; and, gastrointestinal maladies.

"I could easily say this was a life changing experience for me," Angelini said, after returning home to Los Angeles. "I felt such beautiful, open hearts and such gratitude."

Angels of Charity and Music is a non-profit organization made up of dedicated musicians, missionaries, doctors, nurses and other volunteers. It was founded in 2010 by Andrea Vicich, also a Southland singer, who performs under the name Andrea Andrea and sings Spanish children's music for Disney and on her own recordings.

Angelini has volunteered for fundraising activities with ACM for the past five years, but this is the first time she has flown to Peru as a member of the mission team.

Last year, since the trip is annually held around the time of Angelini's birthday, she created a Facebook event whereby friends and family donated to ACM instead of buying the singer birthday gifts.

This year, in addition to performing for ACM's annual "Help A Child Smile Again" charity event at a physician's home in Downey, Angelini put her own money where her mouth and heart are and becam e a member of the mission team. The trip was from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.

Angelini also was able to procure donations that paid for the anesthesia for the surgical procedures for the 253 children.

"Laura's support, both financially and as a volunteer was such a blessing," Vicich said. "We (ACM) pay for all of the medical supplies, and the anesthesia would be quite expensive if we paid for it ourselves. We were really blessed with that donation."

In addition to the annual Peru mission trip, during the rest of the year, ACM provides emotional, financial, spiritual and medical help to low-income families and children of broken homes, as well as orphans and youths living in the streets in the United States and Mexico.
The Peru trip is led by ACM's Medical Director, U.S. Surgeon and Ear Nose and Throat Specialist Dr. Terry Shibuya, of Anaheim; ACM President Julian Hanberg; ACM Director Al Sousa; and, Vicich.

Procedures performed during the annual trip would likely be otherwise unattainable as the cost for similar surgeries would be upwards of $40,000, according to Vicich.

Arriving in Peru was a bit challenging for many of the mission team members, several whom, like Angelini, hadn't dealt with what Angelini called "rugged weather." Temperatures ranged in the 30- to 60-degrees; whereas, the Los Angeles area team was coming from about 80 degree temperatures.

The altitude also was a vast difference as Puno — which is known as Peru's folkloric capitol, owing to its traditional music and dance festivals — has an altitude of 12, 556 feet above sea level.

"Most of us took altitude illness meds, so it wasn't too bad," Angelini said.

Once in Puno, the team was met by children and families eager to know if they'd be selected for the life-altering medical procedures.

"Due to time and financial constraints not all the families are able to receive care and some will have to come back next year to try again," Angelini explained.

Watching the skilled physicians and medical professionals give of their time to provide medical care to the families of Peru and being part of the mission team was eye opening for Angelini.

"I was amazed at how everyone worked together so well and how grateful the children and families were," she said.

She told of the excitement exhibited by children and parents when the team first arrived.

"One little girl — she couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old — came running up to me and hugged me. It was so touching," Angelini said, adding she saw the child again before the surgery, comforted her and again after the procedure and the girl again expressed her gratitude.

"It was such a beautiful gift, to see how we were there helping children and families and they were so incredibly grateful for whatever we did," Angelini said. "I couldn't have asked for a better birthday."

For more information on Angels of Charity and Music, or to donate, email: info@angelsofcharityandmusic.org; visit: www.angelsofcharityandmusic.org or call: 818-835-5226.
To learn more about Laura Angelini's efforts throughout the world, and to support, sponsor and participate, visit her charity at sharethatlove.org

http://www.lauraangelini.com

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Killer Tracks Delivers The Music For A NASA Moon Video

Killer Tracks, a Universal Publishing Production Music Company, supplied the otherworldly soundscape for a new video from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission that reveals Earth's nearest neighbor as it's never been seen before. Titled Tour of the Moon in 4K, the video features breathtaking flybys of more than a half dozen sites on the Moon's surface produced from data gathered by LRO and set to the ethereal rhythm of Never Looking Back, a track from the Killer Tracks library composed by Frederik Wiedmann and Joel Goodman.

The video presents incredibly detailed renderings of the structure and features of the Moon's exterior, including the Orientale Basin, a nearly 600-mile wide impact crater formed 3.8 billion years ago. The reason the imagery looks so real, according to David Ladd, the producer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, is it's a full 3D model of the Moon built entirely from actual LRO data, rather than being just an artistic approximation. Ernest T. Wright, a science data visualizer at NASA, constructed the lunar imagery from several data sets. "That's why this video is so fascinating and awe-inspiring," Ladd says. "We are getting a look at the lunar surface and information about what is under it in an all-new way."

Ladd searched the Killer Track library for music for the piece and says that Never Looking Back reflected the same sense of "awe" provoked by the videos. "The choice of music can make or break a project," he observes. "It can engage the audience or turn them away."

Never Looking Back was written and produced by Wiedmann and Goodman earlier this year for their trailer music company ICON, which licenses its music through Killer Tracks. Wiedmann, who won an Emmy Award for his score for the animated series All Hail King Julien, describes the track as electronic ambient and notes that it features unusual instrumentation. The theme is carried by a guitarviol, a handmade hybrid of a guitar and a violin, played with a bow. "It has a modern sound and epic feel that evokes mystery and a curiosity for the unknown," he says.

NASA released Tour of the Moon in 4K on its websites and social media platforms. It's topped 2 million views on NASA's YouTube page and has been featured on CNN, Space.com, Thrillist.com, EarthSky.org, Mashable.com, BGR.com and TheSun.co.uk, among other sites. "It will also be used at science conferences, in schools, museums and at public outreach events," notes Ladd. "It's meant to educate, inform and inspire. We not only want to share and explain science information, but we hope to encourage others to engage in scientific pursuits and arouse a passion for exploring our universe."

Composer Joel Goodman says that when he and Wiedmann were working on Never Looking Back, they had no idea it would be employed by NASA, but adds they are delighted to be part of the unique project. "When we compose music, we often don't know how it will be used; we start with an idea and see where it takes us," he says. "We're often surprised by how others interpret our work. That's one of the great things about music."

About Killer Tracks
Killer Tracks is an industry leader in production music and a global source for pre-cleared music for film, television, advertising and interactive media. With more than 3,100 active albums from 40 global libraries, the Killer Tracks catalog spans every genre and features original works from some of the music industry's most innovative composers, artists and producers. The premium catalog is continuously enhanced with exclusive recordings and new music updates. Friendly, knowledgeable support is always available through a dedicated team of music search specialists and licensing experts. When music matters, rely on the production music experts at Killer Tracks.
For more information, visit www.killertracks.com or follow @killertracks on Twitter and Instagram.

Friday, September 28, 2018

John Keenan Taking It To The Next Level

John Keenan Returns Ready To Take It All To The Next Level - Late Bloomer Releasing Oct 12th.

With that good-good rhythmic & melodic signature flow & stylistic sound that can't be duplicated - rapper John Keenan is back to revitalize Rap with fresh energy & big hooks on his fourth self-produced Hip-Hop album Late Bloomer. Representing his best music to-date, the young mogul has surrounded himself with talent to bring the new songs on Late Bloomer to life, including impressive guest-stars like Empress and Venessa Mendez, to the mixing & mastering provided by the legendary Robert Rebeck.

Leaving no stone unturned when it comes to the attention to detail and high-quality sound of John's latest material, he flexes his innate charisma & charm on the mic over stunning mixes of music that fuse Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop into one irresistible experience designed to be turned all the way up. Ready to take his career to the next level & turn Late Bloomer into the frontrunner on charts & playlists around the globe, Keenan's got a whole set of wild videos coming out to support his innovative cuts & reach an entirely new audience of fans out there looking for the ultimate in entertainment. Officially released on October 12th, 2018 - John Keenan might be a Late Bloomer, but it's clear that his time has truly arrived through the incredible amount of heart & soul he's put into every beat & every bar of his latest record.

http://www.johnkeenanonline.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGSpueEtvg4

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Royale - Playground (Single)


Royale has a brand new Hip Hop release, "Playground" on Casanova Records that is sure to be a Fall/Winter hit in 2018.



Maryland, Casanova Records ® recording artist, Royale ®, released his new single, entitled "PLAYGROUND". The single produced by Royale from Casanova Records ® . Royale is not new to emceeing, Royale’s history dates back to 1999 with the release of feature on the group Lost Factor album. "Who U Roll Wit-… (C.A.S.A.N.O.V.A.)", NO L’S, WORKIN', ATTRACTIVE, WIN, BILLBOARD, and AVENUE.



"Playground" (single) is a captivating bouncy tune about being the underdog to becoming the highlight. It's a bouncy, happy, carefree, cool and ambitious song with a cool, cocky, dance party and club theme. The song was mixed by Isaac Breslau and mastered by 3x Grammy Award winner Pete Novak. Executive Producer by Ed Afonso.



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Check out the single at http://smarturl.it/RoyalePlayground

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Make A Wish With Catherine Duc's 'Stargazing' Remix Of Ben Hobbs' 'Blind To You'

BEN HOBBS is a South London singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer whose sound been compared to Chris Martin meets Sting with nu-80s sensibilities. He is influenced by great pop artists including David Bowie, The Police, The Weeknd and CHVRCHES.

Ben has received coverage from notable media outlets such as Billboard, USA Today and BULLETT and has been featured on Spotify's New Music Friday playlists with over 6 million Spotify plays. He has toured with Alex Clare and will be supporting Bright Light Bright Light.

The original version of 'Blind to You' is a modern take on 80s pop with catchy hooks and lush arrangements and harmonies. Catherine Duc's 'Stargazing' Remix takes the song into the EDM realm with club-friendly Future Bass vibes in the style of The Chainsmokers, Marshmello and Flume.

Catherine is a GRAMMY nominated composer, multi-instrumentalist and remixer who has remixed songs for The Corrs, XYLØ and Paloma Rush.

The remix was mastered GRAMMY nominated engineer Gene Grimaldi who has mastered songs for artists such as Lady Gaga and Lana del Rey.

ARTIST WEBSITES
Ben Hobbs: http://www.BenHobbs.co.uk
Catherine Duc: http://www.CatherineDuc.com
http://open.spotify.com/album/7BMy6v4hVq89aCe6QWJ0b2

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Asian Pop Queen Celest Releases Debut English Single/Video "I Got Him"

First taste for North American & European pop music fans of "Most Captivating Voice in Singapore"

Career highlights so far include:

- Over 65 million streams on Chinese music services
- 20+ international film & television projects
- Voted one of the "Top 100 most beautiful women in the world"
- Has appeared on the cover of dozens of magazines worldwide (Vogue, Elle)

The video, directed by Phil Kluba (Justin Nozuka, MONOWHALES, Command Sisters), was filmed in Ontario's Kawartha Lakes region, and aims to capture the waning days of summer, complete with jet-skis, male swimsuit models, and a watergun fight.

The song was co-written and produced in Toronto by Omar Martinez (Justin Bieber), co-produced with Max Roach (Shawn Hook, Kardinal Offishall, Serena Ryder), mixed by Chris Anderson (Justin Bieber, The Backstreet Boys, Selena Gomez), and mastered by two-time Grammy winner Robert Hadley (Journey, Nine Inch Nails, Ray Charles, Dixie Chicks).

Celest says:

"The confidence of a woman is fun & full of vitality. Loving yourself brings Love ❤️"

Bio:

Born on Christmas Day, Singapore-born, Toronto-based Celest (張玉華) is a singer, songwriter, supermodel and actress. From singing for Singapore during the Beijing 2008 Olympic opening ceremonies, to television and film projects in Taiwan & China, to a NYC girl group managed by punk impresario Malcolm McLaren, to gracing the cover of dozens of magazines worldwide, Celest's globe-spanning career is an ongoing story of what can be created by a mix of hard work, talent and a harmonious balance of inner and outer beauty.

Released via ArtistHQ / Believe.

For media inquiries/downloads please contact:
Kun (Eric) Xiong [熊堃]
work@celestchong.com

http://celestmusic.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSIxvLV0nwk