Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tony Adamo Artist/ Mike Clark Music Producer/ Lenny White Does The Mix

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Strokeland Records jazz artist Tony Adamo has completed the recording of his new un-named CD at Raw Recording, Paterson, NY. Legendary drummer, Mike Clark, is producing again as he did on Adamo's last release, MILES OF BLU. Tim Ouimette did all of the music arranging. The mighty hip players are: Mike Clark, Lenny White, Michael Wolff, Tim Ouimette, Donald Harrison, Richie Goods, Bill Summers, and Jean C. Santalis. The iconic drummer, Lenny White, from Return to Forever, did the mix for Tony Adamo's Nu-music at Mozart Recording, Clifton, NJ. Adamo's new release will hit the streets in early 2015.

A Double Left Hook PR Gig/ New York City

MelodyFusion.Com Launches 2014 Band Gear Giveaway

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Whether you’re a music lover, promoter, musician, singer, or just want to win a smoking hot instrument, the “MelodyFusion Band Gear Give-Away” gives you more chances to win every single day!

Melody Fusion has improved their website, and is holding a sweepstakes drawing to promote it. A randomly selected participants will win a prize every single month, and a grand prize winner will win a choice of a Fender guitar, a Fender bass, a Roland electronic drum kit, a Roland synthesizer, or a Martin acoustic guitar.

To enter for the drawing users simply must go to the giveaway website and register. The winner will be randomly selected, but the more entries a user has the more chance he/she has of winning the prize. Users may accumulate more entries by participating in website activities such as adding a profile biography, a photo of themselves, upload a song or track, and uploading an upcoming gig for their band to the Gigs section.

This is the second time Melody Fusion has held this contest. Last year’s winner, Ken Bacon from Milwaukee, chose a new Fender electric guitar. After winning Ken posted on his profile, “this is literally a Band Gear dream come true.”

MelodyFusion.com is a global networking website that allows users to upload and review songs, post and find gigs, and find local talent. They will also be launching a forum soon, as well as a classifieds section so that musicians can find local goods and services such as lessons and instruments for sale. MelodyFusion.com was created in 2013.

Momentous Game Of Thrones Music And Video Released To Introduce Musicnotes And Jarrod Radnich Partnership

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With pianists abuzz for his virtuosic-level arrangements, composer, pianist, and music educator Jarrod Radnich, and Musicnotes, the leader in digital sheet music publishing, have partnered to meet worldwide demand as they build an extensive new collection showcasing Radnich’s advanced-level arrangements of popular works. While many traditional channels are seeing a decline in sales within the music products industry, the “Lisztian” Radnich and his arrangements are what some say is the force that is making the piano cool again.

“We received a great number of requests for Jarrod’s music and reached out to explore what we could do together. It didn’t take us long to figure out that as a partner, Musicnotes could help bring back a virtuoso style of musicality that entertains and inspires,” explained Kathleen Marsh, CEO and co-founder of Musicnotes and the current president of the Music Publishers Association. “With creative thinking and our long-standing relationships with music publishers, Musicnotes embraced Jarrod’s unique style to demonstrate the thrill of playing an instrument.”

As a teenager, Radnich found a void in available advanced-level piano sheet music – contemporary arrangements were far too simple and lost the impact and sound of the original music that usually contained vocals, guitar, percussion, and keyboard, and the old-world classical arrangements were not what most of his peers and audiences wanted to see and hear. So, Radnich created his own arrangements that incorporated all the important parts played by each instrument in a single, two-handed, virtuosic-level piano arrangement. Early initiatives generated considerable interest and excitement, and now Radnich and Musicnotes have partnered to make these extraordinary arrangements accessible to all. “I couldn’t ask for a better supporter and publisher than Musicnotes,” said Radnich. “I’ve used their service and products for years as a consumer and have always been very pleased, so I knew that partnering with them as a content creator would be fantastic.”

A keynote speaker at the 2013 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Radnich terms his arrangement technique as “Lisztening” in deference to Franz Liszt who, in the 1800s, rearranged for piano those musical works that were contemporary and popular at that time. Liszt’s arrangements and performances elevated the solo piano to previously unseen levels of popularity and spawned an enormous resurgence in piano study. Liberace admittedly followed Liszt’s model for piano performance as a social, interactive, and theatrical event, and now Radnich and Musicnotes are continuing what Liszt began nearly two-hundred years ago, but with an exciting twist. What neither Liszt nor Liberace had at their disposal was YouTube®, and the new team has embraced the visual aspects of performance to increase interest in and an understanding of the new arrangements.

“Jarrod’s performances are visually and musically stunning and, as a pianist myself, seeing him actually perform his arrangements is extremely motivating. There’s an element of aspiration pianists feel when watching Jarrod play, and that ignites enthusiasm about practicing,” added Marsh.

With that inspiration and motivation in mind, Radnich’s latest Musicnotes arrangement has been released simultaneously with another new YouTube® video…and it’s a blockbuster. Released just three days before the Emmy Awards, the piece is an original medley created from music made incredibly popular by HBO’s award-winning series, Game of Thrones, which had more Emmy nominations this year than any other show. Radnich performs donning a sword, arm bracers and full period-based attire, on top of a precipice over a rocky ocean shore, and with a few other cinematic surprises. To view the new Game of Thrones music video visit http://youtu.be/KkN4nCkvISc and purchase sheet music through Musicnotes at http://mnot.es/1p0zA9W.

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About Musicnotes: As the leader in downloadable sheet music, Musicnotes.com offers the best selection of 100% officially licensed and legal arrangements for nearly any instrument, genre and skill level. Founded in 1998, Musicnotes has transformed the way people purchase and play sheet music by fostering strong partnerships with music publishers, creating an ever-expanding catalogue of more than 260,000 pieces, and pioneering new technologies, like their top-rated sheet music apps for iOS and Android devices as well as Musicnotes Cloud. Musicnotes has sold more than 20 million downloads to more than 4 million customers since inception. For more information, visit www.musicnotes.com.

About Jarrod Radnich: As president of Mastermind Studios, Jarrod Radnich creates high-end music content for listeners, musicians, educators, and those involved with cinema, gaming, and theater. Through his compositions and commended virtuosic piano solo performances, he claims the top position on Reverbnation as the most popular living independent classical/instrumental musician and has more than 80 million viewers worldwide. His is a co-inventor of PianoTube LIVE, and volunteers his time to be the maestro and arranger for the Joshua Tree Philharmonic, an intergenerational community orchestra. He also donates his time as the President and artistic director of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center. See www.jarrodradnich.com.

Friday, August 29, 2014

GINGIO Is Set To Assist The Music Industry With Exceptional Services

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GINGIO is a boutique firm known for their work ethic across the music industry in the US as well other territories worldwide. Whether it’s a music producer in need of promotion or a record label consultation, GINGIO has provided guidance within the music industry. With an extensive and proven track record, GINGIO is now reshaping the way to do business within the music industry. Some of their recording, coordination and consulting clients include high profile names such as Destiny’s Child, Jermaine Jackson, Queens of the Stone Age, Placido Domingo, Jhen√© Aiko, Snoop Dogg and Whitney Houston and even record labels including Warner Bros. Records, Sony Music Entertainment, and Def Jam Records.

What GINGIO provides for the music industry is invaluable information and the largest directory of music industry contact database in the market today which can be accessed through their website. Each service helps the client shape their career and is built to fit their needs. Services include the following:

Client Review
Consulting
Project coordination
Branding
Production
Promotion
Video & TV Productions

GINGIO has a department for each service and requires 100% commitment from the respective client. With affordable pricing that other firms cannot match, GINGIO allows the client to tap into their extensive database of contacts within the music industry and their knowledge. For instance the Client Review is a listening session between GINGIO and the client in which GINGIO offers tips, feedback, and a collection of the top music industry contacts at $249.95. Not a bad way to launch your career in the competitive music industry.

Each service GINGIO offers comes with a dedicated team of music industry experts, offering their knowledge and massive contact directories that are specialized and custom made for the client available to download from the website; offering a unique experience for every client, yet yielding positive results. In a competitive environment, it’s assuring to have a dedicated and strong team that knows how to work the inside of the industry, and that’s what GINGIO is ready to do for you.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Multi-Award Winning Ray Ramon Releases New EP 'Dance All Night'

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The Nigerian Born Australian Singer, Songwriter and Music Producer Ray Ramon has released his new EP "Dance All night". The EP Album has been released under his Independent Label "Ray Ramon Records".

The EP comprises of six original dance tracks one of which features his wife Jenni. It was written by husband and wife Duo (Ray and Jenni Ramon). The Australian Couple decided to write about how they met, sharing the joy, passion and the excitement of real life romantic love stories to their listeners in their songs. It was produced by Ray Ramon and co-produced by UK’s David Cherry (DJ Andromeda) who doubles as studio Engineer.

Ray was awarded Best Male Gospel Artist at the Afro/Australian Music and Movie Awards in December 2011 at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia. He won Best Contemporary Christian Producer in 2012 at the Inaugural Indie Music Channel Awards for his song "I Had a Dream at the Legendary House of Blues, Los Angeles USA", making him the first African and Australian to be officially recognized at the prestigious event. 2013 saw Ray Ramon win Best R&B Video for his song "Times" at the second Indie Music Channel Awards in Hollywood. His Best World Music Producer award was achieved at the third Indie Music Channel Awards for his production of "Tenacity" featuring his childhood friend Spydaman in April 2014.

Ray Ramon who currently lives in Newcastle, Australia cites Artists such as Michael Jackson, David Guetta and Joe as Inspirational Influences in his musical path.

The EP has been anticipated by Ray Ramon Fans worldwide.

Dance All Night EP by Ray Ramon is available online worldwide.

Buy Now on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MNAN7QY

Website:
https://rayramon.com

LiLi Roquelin Receives "Best Pop Music Video", Pandora Radio Approval And More

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Singer-Songwriter LiLi Roquelin's Music Video "The Only One" is screening at several Film Festivals this summer: Rahway International Short Film Festival, Art All Night Trenton International Film Festival, 7th Annual Hamilton Music and Film Festival in Toronto Canada (Sept 28th), and at the 19th International Indie Gathering Festival where it was awarded "Best Pop Music Video".

She was recently on NYC's TV Networks MNN, this time on the popular Ginger New York Show for an interview. They talked about her upcoming projects and conversed about her songwriting process which she is currently exploring further through new collaborations with other songwriters/composers.

Her latest album "Beautiful Sun" was approved to be added to the Music Genome Project and will begin playing on Pandora Radio soon.
The first track on the record, "Like a Feather" is in production to be the 3rd music video from the album. Fans and listeners are encouraged to support the Arts and help her spread the message of "Forgiveness and freeing yourself" that she gives in the lyrics of her song. All information about the ongoing fundraiser to support this new video can be found in her Blog post:http://liliroquelin.com/archives/2258

LiLi Roquelin's music has been placed on yet another TV show. "Should you Get Mad" can be heard in the show "World's Strangest" airing this month on the Science Channel.

She has reached over 1 Million views on Youtube, with 680,000 views on her official Youtube channel. Visit http://liliroquelin.com for all information and electronic press-kit.


"The Only One" Music Video, Dir. by Kyle Lavore:
http://youtu.be/Xrk-HC8ec4s

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Plunky & Oneness Release "Never Too Late (Go-Go Remixes)" Maxi-Single

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2014 has been stellar year for Plunky & Oneness: the band released their Never Too Late album, celebrated their 40th year anniversary, and they are performing at a record number of high-profile festivals and venues, including the recent Richmond Jazz Festival. The group’s upward trending continues now with the 8/26/14 release of their new EP single, “Never Too Late (Go-Go Remixes)”.

The participants in the production of this “Never Too Late” single compilation range from an OG (Original Go-go-ist) to musicians, deejays and hip-hoppers who can chart the future of the groove. The “Never Too Late Go-Go Remixes” single is deejay conceived project. After hearing the song, Mr. G, a DJ/promoter in Richmond, VA (RVA), immediately envisioned a remix of it for his line dance parties. Mr. G solicited DC’s DJ Dyn-O-Might to create a go-go version of the song. DJ Danja Mowf was recruited to write a rap for the song and he worked with Fire to create the “Never Too Late Hip-Hop Mix” version.

A Jazz Mix of the song was produced by adding keyboard, guitar, bass and sax playing the vamp of Plunky’s 1976 song, “Follow Me” with the go-go drums and vocals of “Never Too Late.” Plunky says of that version, “It’s like we added something from the past to create something new. It’s not jazz in the classic sense, but it does swing!”

J. Plunky Branch was one of the earliest purveyors of the Afro-funk that led to the creation of go-go in the mid-1970’s. Fire, Plunky’s son, is a hip-hop beat maker and producer. DJ Danja Mowf, who co-produced Plunky’s hit song, “Drop,” is a rapper, producer and media mogul who has worked with Missy Elliot, Allyah, and Doug E. Fresh among others. DJ Dyn-O-Might, one of DC’s most prolific producers, is a recording engineer, turntablist, and a professional party starter. Also involved with the remixing and conceptualizing were Trez Iwuola and, of course, RVA DJ, Mr. G.

The song conveys the timeless message that it is never too late to pursue your dreams; or to make a new start; or to find love; or to do whatever. It implies that you should never give up on finding happiness and it is never too late to appreciate it when it comes. In the context of the night club dance floor, it is never too late to get the party started, so “…get down, right now!” The new EP single features go-go funk, go-go swing, hip-hop, break-down and go-go jazz versions of the song, thereby proving that it’s never too late for new, classic, genre-blending go-go.

Note to Deejays of the World: “Never Too Late” has all the ingredients for inspiring partying with a purpose: a strong groove, message and go-go beat. Feel free to use it, often…

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Video Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boJkmqDdkGY&list=UUhE3D7aT9ghUc16NdfWdxKw
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“Never Too Late (Go-Go Remixes)” EP Single
Genre: R&B, Go-Go Funk
Tempo: 89 BPM

Tracks List
1. Never Too Late Full Go-Go Mix
2. Never Too Late Hip-Hop Mix (feat. Danja Mowf Rap)
3. Never Too Late Jazz Mix
4. Never Too Late DJ Break Down Mix
5. Never Too Late Instrumental Mix


The album and title song were originally written and produced by J. Plunky Branch and J. Fire Branch and the remixes on new maxi-single were concocted over the go-go beats and styles of DJ Dyn-O-Might of Washington, DC. The five mixes on the mini compilation demonstrate the versatility of go-go which employs percussive rhythms and grooves that can enhance the dance-ability of several other genres: including R&B, hip-hop, funk, jazz, and even reggae and rock.

For further info Contact: J. Plunky Branch Email: plunkyb@aol.com; Website: www.plunkyone.com

Friday, August 22, 2014

New Zealand Rock Band SALT To Release New Album

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Following up on their debut album titled "Radio Station," the band from Christchurch New Zealand known as SALT will be releasing their next album containing the popular internet radio song titled "Going to the Moon" which to date has received international attention already with over 3000 plays in Europe and the UK.

"It's great to be working with a band who really know what they want. says Quicksands Studios Producer/ Engineer Thom O'Connor. "They've worked hard in preparation and they're hard workers in the studio too. And while their songs and individual parts are well sorted before they reach the studio, they're also not afraid to experiment a little - the best of both!"

"There is something truly fantastic about being in an environment such as the studio that is totally uplifting" states songwriter, vocalist and bassist Brett McGuigan. "Somehow we revert to studio time where the usual hours don't mean anything and all of a sudden you are having lunch at 3pm and working until midnight without any issues at all. We love it...and Quicksands Studios is an awesome place to hang out and just be creative."

"The band comes well prepared with parts written and sounds well thought out. It's largely my job not to get in the way of that" states O'Connor. "Mostly it's about keeping an honest representation of four people rocking out! As songwriter, Brett has a good idea about how he wants each song to sound. Salt have a unique sound which stems from their varied musical influences and experiences. Certain consistencies tie the songs together, but each one seems to come from a different 'place', which will surely make for an EP that holds your attention."

The album comes on the heels of successful worldwide airplay for their first single "Going to the Moon" where the music garnered the attention of some reputable and influential internet radio dj's who decided to add it to their rotations. With that the band went back into the studio to create and record more material to make an EP for their fanbase.

"BREAKING THE LAW" TRIBUTE TO JUDAS PRIEST WILL PLAY PALADINO'S IN LOS ANGELES FRIDAY SEPT 19 At 9:00pm

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August 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

"BREAKING THE LAW" TRIBUTE TO JUDAS PRIEST WILL PLAY PALADINO'S IN LOS ANGELES FRIDAY SEPT 19 at 9:00pm

"Breaking The Law" is the ultimate tribute to vintage & early Judas Priest.

The cast features WILLIE BASSE (Buddy Miles, Black Sheep) on bass, ALVIN TAYLOR (George Harrison, Ron Wood, Elton John) on drums, TONI ALEMAN (Mandy Lion) on guitar, MICHAEL MOORE (Randy Piper) on guitar, THAD MAKOWSKI on lead vocals.

Visit http://BreakingTheLaw.net for latest Info, Links and Swag on Los Angeles's foremost Judas Priest METAL tribute band. Rocking the streets of Hollywood & LA since 2006.

Breaking The Law is a 5 piece, Priest accurate band, that plays all the biggest hits, as well as a plethora of esoterics for die hard fans like us. More than enough to keep you ablaze all night. They will assault Paladino's Club at 6100 Reseda Blvd. Tarzana, CA. 91335 on Friday September 19 at 9:00 pm

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Jack Woodbridge Returns, Delivers Music With Muscle Where The Beatles Meet The Rolling Stones

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Album: You Don't Know Jack, Jack Woodbridge
Release Date: Tuesday, Sept 16th, 2014

“Jack Woodbridge's words and music have Cole Porter's passion and melodies, 
the lyrical insights of Stephen Sondheim, and the singing quality of Harry Connick, Jr.”

Al Kasha - Two-time Academy Award winning songwriter

As a composer, Jack Woodbridge has scored the music to several films; including “Even in My Dreams,” The Secret Friend” and “Tom in America.” Woodbridge has also composed the music and lyrics for the off-Broadway production “The Tale of Tyler T” as well as the musical revue “Vampire Blues.” So it's no surprise that his new album, You Don't Know Jack, is full of character. Woodbridge describes the album as "twelve different characters that became twelve different songs". Beginning with the signature track, It's All In His Head, to the saxophone infused songs featuring “Blue” Lou Marini(The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live Band), Woodbridge and producer Dean Bailin(The Pina Colada Song, Rupert Holmes) deliver a powerful new album.

When asked about his inspiration for the album Jack replies, "As I wrote the songs in my head, I would walk into the studio with producer Dean Bailin and say this is what I'm hearing, this is how I think the song sounds and we would roll the tape and create what I heard in my head on the spot".

Jack's single from the album, It's All In His Head, will be released on August 19th with an official music video to follow. Listen to It's All In His Head using the stream to the left of this dispatch.

You Don’t Know Jack, will be available through his website (www.JackWoodbridge.com) and through a variety of internet retailers including Amazon.com, the iTunes music store, and Google Play. Jacks other releases, Picture This, Jack of Hearts, and You're My Christmas are also available.


Promotional Stream via SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/jack-woodbridge/sets/you-dont-know-jack/s-aPUFe

Full EPK and Promotion stream: https://www.storyamp.com/dispatch/8c0465ec06cb6695d0af87eb66f66255