Thursday, February 26, 2015

Moscow Producer Shintai Releases His Brand New 'Up The Tide EP'

Shintai is the project of Vitaliy Bogachev, a 23 year-old multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer from Moscow, Russia.

He made his debut in the spring of 2014 with his first mixtape as part of the Russian Witch House scene. His last EP release was created entirely from environmental sounds.

Shintai's newest work takes you on a journey of mild natural sounds, minimalistic and clean, drony pads and soundscapes.

Up The Tide chronicles the rising out from depression, fighting your weaknesses and moving up the tide of negative circumstances.

Its about the journey of life and about the fight each of us are trying to win everyday.

Doomed years of chasing your dreams. Black and white sunsets buried under snow. Romanticism of grey skies and industrial landscape. You move up the tide, only to fall down into the void anyway.
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Short mix of tracks ready for release:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Soundizers Announces The Release Of StereoMonoizer

ATLANTA, Georgia - February 18, 2015 - Atlanta based company Soundizers is pleased to announce the release of their first application, StereoMonoizer.

StereoMonoizer is a simple to use application for Mac (PC version coming soon) that analyzes audio files and discovers their stereo content, allowing you to convert to the proper format before importing into your DAW. This is a HUGE time saver for mix assistants, or engineers working without an assistant. It is also beneficial for producers, artists, or anyone else who works with audio files. A process that used to take an hour or more per song can now be accomplished in minutes.

Soundizers is a different type of audio company, by striving to provide innovative and original utilities to help make life easier for engineers, mixers and producers. Rather than building yet another hardware emulation plugin, Soundizers are dedicated to pushing the envelope when it comes to innovation and creativity. Their products will simplify the day to day operations in the life of today’s music professional. And by doing so, make it possible for you to spend more time on the creative pursuits that you got into this for in the first place: making music.

StereoMonoizer provides automatic analysis and conversion of all of the user’s audio files, dramatically stream-lining the process of preparing sessions for mixing. A deep set of features provides for accurate representation of stereo and mono audio data, compensating for panning, file organization, overwrites, folder organizing and backups, and more.

The best feature of all is that StereoMonoizer will save you tons of time on each project. If time really is money, you can’t afford not to own StereoMonoizer.


- Easy drag-and-drop operation for importing files

- Stereo/Mono Conversion to automatically analyze files and identify “mono audio in stereo files.” This allows you to convert these files into true single-channel mono files before importing into your DAW, which saves on disk space, CPU cycles, and voice/track count.

- Recognizes all mono sounds in stereo files, including partially panned and hard panned files, and correctly chooses the appropriate channel to output.

- Recognizes split stereo (.L/.R) files, and allows conversion to interleaved stereo or true mono, depending on the audio content of the file.

- Manually override the algorithm, in case you would like to output a different format than suggested. For example a stereo track consisting of two acoustic guitars panned left and right, would be recognized as a stereo file. But you might instead wish to output these as two mono files.

- Pan Depth Compensation to automatically adjust the level of the converted mono files. In the case that your imported files are already pre-mixed and the levels need to remain the same, use this option to compensate for the volume differences due to pan depth settings in your DAW.

- Normalize Gain mode will adjust the gain of each file to a desired level, in the event you receive files that are either too loud or too soft. This alleviates the need to adjust clip gain once in the mix.

- Check For Blank Files will automatically identify files that contain no audio. This can be beneficial, alerting you to problems ahead of time, instead of after you have already imported all your files.

- Multiple output modes allow you to overwrite files, create backups, or choose an output folder. This allows you to work with your files in any way you prefer.

- Innovative stereo waveform view displays audio along with its stereo content. Mono content is displayed in grey, while stereo content is displayed in blue. For the first time ever, you can view the stereo content of your entire file at a glance, without the need for real-time analyzers and phase meters.

StereoMonoizer is $149, currently on sale for $79.


Monetize Your Songs On YouTube With JTV Digital

Paris - Feb 18, 2015 - As of today, all clients from JTV Digital, leading digital music distribution platform, have the option to monetize their songs across YouTube using the ContentID technology.

YouTube ContentID allows to claim royalties on all YouTube videos where a copyrighted audio file is used, was it on artist's own channel or on content uploaded by other users (User Generated Content).

The addition of ContentID was achieved by JTV Digital's key technical partner musicxip after in-depth testing and integration.

This is a major step forward (following many recent achievements) and will allow all clients to generate additional income from the use of their music content on YouTube.

JTV DIGITAL is an independent company offering digital distribution, publishing, consulting and promotion services. We help artists, bands and labels to distribute their music to the top digital stores with the most cost-effective pricing (pay as you go), while offering a very competitive royalty share at the rate of 90%. Thanks to our large network of partners in the digital music business, we can assist you in every aspect of your music career development, as long as it’s about digital!

More details can be found on and by signing up to the distribution service.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Nikia Performs Live @ Single Release Party

Nikia, a New York native, is releasing her fourth studio album titled "Forever" in summer 2015 through Og2Entertainment/ Sonic Flux Music and is a Khepera Group affiliate. Inspired by the emotions of the world and people around her, the album is a soulful experience and an inside look of the personal side of Nikia.

Born as Nikia Hughes, she was a star and dreaming big from the start. At age 3 she was singing professionally and by the time she was 16-years-old she had made her way to Hollywood with record deal in hand.

Singing professionally since 13 while attending Hollywood High School in California, she was surrounded by other talents including her uncle R&B singer Charlie Wilson. Since then Nikia has released three studio albums, "A Girl Like Me," in 1997, "Open Book," in 2003 and "Chapter II" in 2012.

"Forever" may be her most personal record yet, with the lead single "Maybe I" set to be released at the end of the month on February 27, 2015.

Nikia's latest work will be debuted at her album release party/birthday bash on February 27th at The Lizzard Lounge, in Bohemia NY. Doors open at 9:00pm

For booking information contact Dee,

PanGaia Studios, Has Come To Life In Stockholm, Sweden

Los Angeles, CA - The innovative music recording company, PanGaia Studios, has come to life in Stockholm, Sweden, introducing an upscale and unique studio experience for top talent and recording professionals worldwide. PanGaia Studios' creator Geo Slam began his career as a professional session guitarist and producer for various studios in Sweden. He's now an accomplished international platinum producer, songwriter, and veteran member of multi-Grammy winning producer RedOne's music team. Geo has written and produced hits for the likes of One Direction, Jason Derulo, and more.

Geo Slam says… “We recognized a void. It’s not often that the studios we are working at have everything we need. Over the years, I have been in numerous studios all over the world, and I’ve taken notes on how to build the perfect studio. Many of these places were constructed in the seventies, and they can’t necessarily be rebuilt. I wanted to do something from scratch that incorporated everything I felt was missing. We’ve got top-notch equipment, but we’ve also got the ultimate accommodations for artists and their respective teams to be comfortable.“

Geo Slam is not only an incredible songwriter and producer, but he's also a longtime friend of mine - my brother! I'm excited for the opening of PanGaia Studios, I really think it will be a game changer. PanGaia Studios is where my team and I will call home when working in Stockholm. - RedOne

PanGaia Studios features six state of the art recording studios, private conference room, pressroom, a live streaming video system, personal artist lounges, two kitchens, as well as originative modern and parametric d├ęcor. Additionally, stepping into the building's internal outdoor area leads you into an alluring space that incites creative serenity and inspiration.

Conveniently located inside the trendy Stockholm Hotel, PanGaia Studios is in close proximity to the city center, airport, public transportation, restaurants, shopping, banks, and other amenities.

PanGaia Studios are partnered with Fender, Yamaha, Jackson Guitars, EVH, Charvel and Solid State Logic.

Pan means "Everything" and Gaia means "Earth." It symbolizes all kinds of music and styles, and brings together music professionals and talent from all over the world.

The ultimate five star experience at PanGaia Studios exceeds above and beyond.

Twitter: @PanGaiaStudios
IG: pangaiastudios

PanGaia Studios
Stockholm, Sweden
Dalagatan 100, 11343 Stockholm, Sweden

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mexican Ape-Lord To Release Music Video

CHERRY HILL, NJ - Mexican Ape-Lord, the Boston-based thrash metal band behind the critically-acclaimed 2014 album The Late Heavy Bombardment, is poised to release a hard-hitting and gritty music video. On the afternoon of Thursday February 19, 2015 fans will finally be able to view the long-awaited visual component of Mexican Ape-Lord's artistry. The official music video for "The Misadventures of Black Jesus", the powerful first track from The Late Heavy Bombardment, will be released on YouTube, DailyMotion,, MyVideo and other popular outlets.

Formed in 2013 by Meliah Rage guitarist and co-founder Anthony Nichols, and The Bags' vocalist and bassist Jon Hardy, Mexican Ape-Lord plays a unique, edgy and intelligent brand of heavy metal. Their debut album The Late Heavy Bombardment, a 10 song powerhouse, was released on June 17, 2014 by Unable Records. Maximum Metal raved that the album is "grooves galore from Meliah Rage guitarist Anthony Nicols" and Bravewords called the album "chock full of glorious galloping double-bass, punchy rhythms and soaring leads."

With their album The Late Heavy Bombardment becoming the talk of the metal scene, Mexican Ape-Lord has decided to pile on. Fans and critics alike will be delighted by the professionally produced video for one of their most recognized songs. The video was produced by Branden James Maxham and Brad Piche of Omnidawn Productions. On Thursday February 19, 2015 the official music video for "The Misadventures of Black Jesus" will launch on video platforms everywhere.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Free Eventide Looper For All H9 Owners For Limited Time

Eventide announced the immediate availability of the Looper algorithm for H9 users, free until the end of February, 2015. On March 1st , it will be priced at $25. This powerful new Looper is available for download through the feature-rich H9 Control app available for Windows, Mac, and iOS.

Here is a video demonstration:

Looper advanced features:
* Reverse play and record with immediate reverse playback with real-time Varispeed control
* Seamless Varispeed overdubbing and loop playback over a full range of speeds from 2x to pause to reverse 2x
* Real-time, non-destructive, loop head and tail trimming
* Auto beat-quantization of footswitch actions in Tempo Mode.
* Tempo Mode maintains real time intelligent beat sync even with speed changes or trimmed loop
* MIDI clock sync to your drum machine or sequencer for locking your loop to the beat without drift

"The addition of this deluxe Looper extends the functionality of the H9 platform," noted Ray Maxwell, Eventide VP of Sales and Marketing. "Looping was one of the top requests of H9 users; we are delighted to give it away for free to all H9 owners for a limited time."

About Eventide
Eventide was founded in 1971 in New York City. Eventide is a leading developer and manufacturer of digital audio processing products for recording, broadcast, and live performance. Headquartered in Little Ferry, NJ, Eventide invented the H910, the first Harmonizer® effects processor in 1975, followed in 1977 by the H949, the first de-glitched Harmonizer with additional delay. Visit Eventide online at

Friday, February 20, 2015

Singer/Songwriter DeDe Receives 6 Major Music Industry Awards!

Up and coming Houston-area Independent Singer/Songwriter DeDe Wedekind,, has won 6 significant and music industry-recognized songwriting awards over the past 4 months:

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for Love & Fairy Tales- Oct. 2014 IMEA Awards
Holiday Album of the Year for World of Christmas- Oct. 2014 IMEA Awards
Spiritual Song of the Year for "Canon on the Lord's Prayer"-Oct. 2014 IMEA Awards
Love Song Category FINALIST in the Dec. 2014 Annual UK Songwriting Contest, for "Blame It On the Summertime"
2nd Place Overall Finisher in the Dallas Songwriting Contest for "The Plans I Have for You"
2nd Place Overall Finish: Instrumental, in the Dallas Songwriting Contest for "Change the World", her instrumental version of her original, One Child.

DeDe was also a Semi-Finalist in 7 categories in the Dec. 2014 Annual UK Songwriting Awards for 6 songs including Joyful Christmas, Change the World, One Child, America United, and Canon on the Lord's Prayer. DeDe was honored to be recognized as BEST VOCALIST in March 2014 on, for "Blame It On the Summertime", and was First Runner-Up for the same song on, also in March.

Timothy Yap of, says this about DeDe: "When it comes to song interpretation, (DeDe) Wedekind is without peer." Grammy-Winning Producer of the Year, Jeff Bova, (also Producer of World of Christmas), says: "World of Christmas will not just touch your heart, but will touch your soul." And Grammy Winner, Jason Miles says, "DeDe is a superb vocalist...a talent to be watched."

Performing with her 3 to 5-piece band, DeDe recently was signed to new label, Dominion Entertainment in Los Angeles, headed by well-known songwriter & producer, Kevin De Clue, who has worked with Jewel, Hillary Duff , Jenna Gentry, and Pink. DeDe's also just been added to the roster of well-known talent agent Wilene Dunn of WCD Enterprises of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Listen to DeDe's music on: iHeart Radio, Pandora, Lastfm, Jango Internet Radio, and other internet radio stations like, and you can purchase her music on iTunes,, and CDBaby, just search "DeDe Wedekind". To find out more about DeDe, including her upcoming shows and new music projects, visit:, and SignUp for her monthly fan news!

Geoff Westen's 3rd Power Pop Rock Album, I'm Not Crazy To Be Released April 7, 2015 On Disturbing Music

LOS ANGELES CA, February 2015 - The latest collection from hard-popster Geoff Westen is I'm Not Crazy. Westen's characteristic quirky and eclectic storytelling is showcased in his third album of songs on the Disturbing Music label, and is scheduled for release on April 7, 2015.

On INC, Geoff continues to follow his own musical muse, fearlessly traversing the line between PowerPop and PowerPunk. The songs are drawn from observations made over the course of an eccentric, yet sophisticated life of the career artist and performer. Both reviewers and fans alike have responded to Westen's instinctive feel, traditional songwriting chops, catchy melodies and memorable hooks.

The common denominator on all the tracks is his integration of the gamut of music styles that he has performed over his career. This includes his curious production approach, where he paints his audio canvas with layers of music to create his "Wall of Pop" trademark sound revealing more colors, textures and flavors with each repeated listening. Making himself the central character in the songs rather than telling stories about other people is another distinct component of his songwriting.

INC's 10 songs (plus 2 alternative mixes) make up this joyful pop-rock songlist. "Partyline" and the mischievous "Xciting Eyes" rock out with enough guitars and energy to fill an arena. "I Don't Know Why" and "Make It Last Forever" sound like pop song standards while "Love Has Let You Down" is a classic heartbreak ballad. Little gems like “The Big Mistake,” and “Condition Red” are pure Westen - exploiting his highly stylized Punkish pop tracks.

Westen's first two songs albums anointed him a Power Pop artist supreme. The Pigs—OINK! and Vidiots – Tune In!! showcased his dark humor and sarcasm, and affirmed his position as a hardpop specialist. Three other CDs recorded under the pseudonym, Digital Activity, explore instrumental territory, creating a Rock Ambient hybrid on his albums, BIRTH, ACTIVATE and his Xmas anthology, XMAS VOL. 1.'mNotCrazy.mp3

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cosmopolitan Country Artist Rhea Francani Releases Debut EP

NASHVILLE, TN (February 9, 2015) – Cosmopolitan country artist, Rhea Francani, releases her debut EP I Want You To Know on February 10, 2015. The project includes the current single "Dizzy" now being played on country radio. #DizzyNightOut created fan frenzy. The Instagram campaign will continue with added surprises for followers.

The finessed singer/songwriter/performer co-produced the four self-penned tracks at Omni Sound Studios in Nashville. The collection of compositions written by Francani include: "Dizzy", "I Want You To Know", "Runaway" and "Now Or Never." These fresh songs are available for review at

Francani will attend Country Radio Seminar 2015 in Nashville, TN this month.

Rhea is an honors graduate from Wagner College, NYC in Music Theatre Performance and is a soon-to-be alumna of Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC with a Master's Degree in Music and Music Education. The New York City resident will soon relocate to Nashville.

Contact: Ramona E. Brogdon