Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Robert Kramer Aligns WIth Play MPE To Launch National Radio Campaign For Next Single "Honesty"

Dimension One Records, indie record label of musician/composer Robert Kramer, announces an alliance with premiere music industry distribution firm Play MPE to launch his next radio-friendly, high-energy rock single "Honesty", the first in a series from the yet to be released album, "Shadow Logic". The single officially goes live February 1, 2016 in U.S. and Canada. The song has already garnered enthusiastic fans internationally on Jango Radio and is currently available on Apple iTunes, as well as on the Touchtunes Digital Jukebox System.

Kramer, whose previous music release with companion video "The Human Element" debuted at #41 on the DRT National Airplay Top 50 rock & indie charts earlier this month, is currently finishing production on the "Shadow Logic" album, slated for release by spring 2016.

"The material on this album is a return to the basics of straight-forward music composing..."Kramer offers. "No auto-tune or extensive studio trickery...it's all about the song for me. I love writing music that moves people in a positive, honest way..it has a live energy and power all its own.."

Commenting the new album is far-removed in style from his previous 2005 release "Legacy Of Love" featuring Frank Zappa frontman Napoleon Murphy Brock on two selections, the tracks continue building on Kramers' tradition of catchy hooks, lyrical sensitivities and strong writing. No tours have been planned as yet, but an extensive recording schedule to finish the album for spring release may lead to live performances to promote the project.

http://www.robertkramermusic.com

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Instrumental Rock Guitarist Mike Dekleva Releases His Debut Four-Song EP, Synergy


Albuquerque-based instrumental rock guitarist, Mike Dekleva, recently released his debut four-song EP, Synergy, on December 15, 2015. The EP was recorded on May 5, 2015, at Paragon Recording Studios in Franklin, Tennessee, and during subsequent recording sessions in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kona, Hawaii, and Nashville, Tennessee.

Synergy represents the culmination of years that Dekleva has spent developing his guitar playing and songwriting styles. Influenced by artists like Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, and Nashville session guitarist, Robbie Calvo, Dekleva blends lyrical, vocal-like guitar melodies, pop-style musical arrangements, and familiar elements of classic hard rock into the four instrumental songs on Synergy.

Synergy features an accomplished line up of musicians and contributors. In addition to Mike Dekleva (guitars, co-producer), Synergy includes performances by Robbie Calvo (guitars, co-producer), Amanda McCoy (bass), Jason Webb (piano and keyboards) and Grady Saxman (drums and percussion). Synergy also showcases the work of Casey Barker (recording and mix engineer), and John Mayfield (mastering engineer).

Synergy has generated its share of positive press and artist endorsements since its release. In the words of the EP's co-producer, Robbie Calvo, "the original compositions you hear on Synergy embody all of the sensibilities it takes to produce a living work of art, from spark to completion, and Mike Dekleva's personal guitar voice, heart, and passion for life can be heard in every note." Critically acclaimed Indie Jazz-Rock artist, Isaiah Stewart, "highly recommended" Synergy, and enthused that "Dekleva has plenty of room on this debut offering to showcase his phenomenal abilities - to stretch and let loose on melodies and solos that are as technically impressive as they are musically inspired." Rick Jamm of JamSphere Independent Music Magazine, concluded that Synergy contains "a lot more melody, timbre, tone and all-round class than your typical guitar album," and that the EP is "for music lovers in general!"

The entire Synergy EP is available for a limited time as a free digital download at Dekleva's web site, www.mikedeklevamusic.com. It is also available for purchase in CD format from CD Baby, and can also be bought as a digital download from both CD Baby and iTunes.

For more information, contact:
Mike Dekleva
PO Box 193
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103
mike@mikedeklevamusic.com
(505) 263-7586

web sites:
www.mikedeklevamusic.com
www.facebook.com/mikedeklevamusic
http://mikedekleva.reverbnation.com

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Singer-Songwriter Junior Wright Releases EP '666'


Los-Angeles based singer-songwriter Junior Wright has released his second EP, titled 666. The multi-faceted artist delivers a track-list with plenty of stylistic disparity and polarized moods, fluctuating between classic pop and R&B sounds. The album can be heard here: https://juniorwright.lnk.to/666

While tracks such as 'Without you' and 'Runaway' take the album in a decidedly melancholic direction with mournful, vulnerable vocals punctuated by piano and violins, 'Beautiful Stranger' and 'Lovestruck' bring lighter feel-good vibes to the mix. 'Role Play' and the reappearance of Wright's single 'Blood' straddle lines between sensuality and anger, adding a touch of rock and roll to the EP's diverse sound.

Junior Wright is a multi-talented singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor originally from North Carolina, currently based in Los Angeles, California. He is known for his evolving style, dancing ability, and voice, as well as his creativity in songwriting and choreographing.

http://www.juniorwright.com/
https://twitter.com/thejuniorwright
https://instagram.com/juniorwrightofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/JuniorWrightOfficial

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=189123

MONICA HOTTS reveals new album 'Restore Disorder'


Released via Monicahotts Productions

Every so often an artist arises that takes you by surprise, and so enter Monica Hotts.

Monica Hotts has been composing music since she can remember, a love affair that has seen her making sweet music ever since.

Growing up with a guitar under her arm, Monica began writing music in her early twenties and has blossomed into a carefully crafted artist, and someone who possesses a distinct passion for making ambient techno music.

After a string of success stories and a debut album, Monica Hotts now finds herself releasing album #2. Restore Disorder is presented very much as a compilation project, with more great music to follow in its path.

With tracks like 'Natures Miracle', 'When I'm 82' and 'I'm Getting Waves of You', the album reveals a deep transformation of sound and effortlessly showcases Monica's artistic flair. With a mixture of happy, ambient and haunting sounds, Restore Disorder is totally unique in its own right. Enjoy the music!

http://www.symphonicms.com/album/view/id/81601

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=189108

Monday, February 1, 2016

MusicDishTV Review: Dangerous Rob MV "WOW"


Dangerous Rob's new video, "WOW", really is the definition of wow. Truly showing off the hip hop club and lifestyle scene, Dangerous Rob wows us with his rapping skills and modern video clip. Shot in many different locations, including Tulsa, Dallas, Arlington and LA, Dangerous Rob shows that no matter where you are a rapper and hip hop lover will also live life in the fast lane.

Showing many clips inside a hip hop club Dangerous Rob shows viewers exactly what a live performance with him means- lots of dancing, lots of drinks, lots of girls and lots of edge.

He also takes a comedic approach by playing the part of great industry moguls, wearing big sunglasses, baggy gangster clothing and lots of bling. Again showing how the hip hop lifestyle really is WOW!

Overall, Dangerous Rob shows his listener that it is up to ones self to make your life WOW! Go out and do exciting things, see exciting shows and be around exciting thing. Dangerous Rob is dangerous and out there rapper but with a fun and playful twist.

http://www.freedamrecords.com

http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=189107

The 21st Annual USA Songwriting Competition Kicks Off


Entries are now accepted for the 21st Annual USA Songwriting Competition. Songwriters vie for a chance to win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as music gear. Winning songs will be receiving radio airplay. Songwriters can enter in 15 different song categories such as: Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, etc.

The 2016 USA Songwriting Competition is sponsored by PRS Guitars, Sony, D'Addario Strings, Recording Magazine, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Audio-Technica, Full Compass Music Stores, Presonus, Sonoma Wireworks, IK Multimedia, Intellitouch Tuners, Sweetwater and Landr

Last year's winners Los Angeles based Folk/Pop band "Distant Cousins" win Overall Grand Prize at the 20th Annual USA Songwriting Competition with their song "Are You Ready (On Your Own)" The song is written by Ami Kozak, Dov Rosenblatt & Duvid Swirsky.

The song was featured in the 2016 American Idol (first episode) as well as Box office hit motion picture 'This Is Where I Leave You', starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey. This is the third consecutive year that the top winner has a song placed in a box office hit movie.

The 2014 winning song by Justine and Kerris Dorsey was featured in the box office hit movie "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner. The 2013 winner American Authors' song was placed in the hit movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine and Sean Penn. American Authors is a rock group from New York City. They hit #1 on the Billboard Charts after they win at the 2013 USA Songwriting Competition. The song has been certified double platinum.

Distant Cousins is a relatively new band but their songs have been featured in commercials such as German soft drink "Lift" and Macy's, on TV programs such as Graceland, Criminal Minds and Fly Away.

USA Songwriting Competition has been honoring songwriters from all over the world. Winners came from Australia, Japan, Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil, South Africa, USA, etc. Past winners have gotten recording contracts, getting their songs on film, TV as well as getting cuts with major artists. The 2013 Top winner rock band "American Authors" hit #1 on the Billboard Charts and went Double Platinum, selling over 2 million copies. The 2007 winner Air Gold hit Top 10 on the Billboard charts with his winning song 6 months after his win. The 2005 Winner of the Country category had his winning song cut by Country Superstar Faith Hill. The 2005 winner of the Pop category was signed by Interscope Records. Our 2008 winner appeared on David Letterman TV show and got signed to a record label.

For more information, visit: http://www.songwriting.net

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"Another Perspective" album by Amen BK


'Ask the question and you will learn the lesson' – for Tunisian-born rapper and songwriter Amen Ben Koussa, these words are more than simply lyrics to a song; they are words to actively and wholeheartedly live by. Listening to his recent debut-album Another Perspective, his apparent intention to constantly search for new and creative ways to answer the questions posed is made abundantly clear. Luckily for us, the album's appeal doesn't stop there; not only does it present an opportunity for contemplation in audible form, but it convincingly manages to do so whilst at the same time maintaining its overall function as a very pleasurable listening experience.

Of course, it is one thing to be able to rap well, but being able to truly say something is another thing altogether. Perhaps one of the most rigorous tests of lyrical quality is the question whether the words themselves continue to effectively portray their message once they have been stripped down to their bare essentials. It is in this sense, perhaps, that the artistry involved in Another Perspective becomes clearest of all; though it is evident that the artist is able to skillfully use the medium of rap to convey his message, it would seem like he may be just as appropriately described as being a poet first and foremost. As such, his lyrical worth –as is often the case- may well lie in the unique and unfamiliar descriptions of various universal themes and concepts. In Unfair Trials, for example, the listener is urged to resist that all too familiar tendency towards adopting a narrow and embittered outlook on life, and is stimulated to resist it by 'setting the view on panorama' instead. Interestingly, and in this case specifically, the album's recurring theme of tackling various different perspectives is dealt with in both the literal and figurative senses – two very different ways of approaching any given concept – proving that Amen BK has very much taken to heart the age-old wisdom of 'practicing what you preach'.

Though the lyrics themselves might just as well have functioned as an excellent spoken-word performance, they have without a doubt been further enriched by the vast array of sounds present throughout the album. With an eye on the wide plethora of influences that have made their way into the project, including the use of Flamenco, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Opera, Classical, Blues and Soul-orientated instrumentals, it would have been all too easy for the album to have unintentionally become an unguided missile of sorts. The attentive listener, however, is likely to conclude that in fact, nothing seems to be farther from the truth; upon listening to the album, it gradually becomes more and more clear that nowhere has this broad pallet of influences been incorporated simply for diversity's sake. Instead, the taken approach seems to have been the only possible way of doing justice to the vast amount of different topics and themes covered in its forty-five minutes of running time. This beautifully appropriate synergy between music and lyrics is perhaps nowhere more evident than in 'El Baile De La Vida' (The Dance Of Life), which almost instantly invokes the vivid Spanish imagery consistent with the influences that it so strongly draws upon.

Much of the album's apparent cohesion may be attributed to the consistent usage of a central, 'conscious' theme. Though it takes on various different forms throughout -dealing with issues of social justice, politics and spirituality to name a few- the aforementioned theme nonetheless functions as the album's main reference point. The way that these topics are approached, however, ensures that the album is never caught lingering in its confrontation with injustice; by putting a positive spin on many strongly contested issues, it seemingly successfully promotes conscious thinking without ever becoming cynical in its nature.

Another Perspective might thus be described as being somewhat of a two-headed monster; a musical effort that is consistent in its method whilst maintaining its diversity at the same time. The overarching feeling one takes away from it, and perhaps from Amen BK's work in general, is that we're dealing with a man who might well be described as being an artist in every sense of the word; though his music is suitably geared towards being a pleasurable listening experience, the vast array of words and ideas presented throughout feel more like baring witness to some kind of interior monologue. In many ways, it is perhaps reminiscent of our own conflicting understandings of the complex world around us. Almost without exception, the mark of all great artists has arguably always been their ability to communicate the questions and conflicts imposed on them by their reflective nature, and consequently, their inability to go through life without doing exactly that. Though it is perhaps early days, Koussa's work seems to exhibit many indicators of such a notion. Even though Another Perspective quite convincingly demonstrates that there is no such thing as an absolute truth, it would seem like madness to deny the musical and lyrical potential on display here - whichever way you choose to look at it.

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/1r9eba0r3shhgk8/Amen_BK_Feat._Miguel_Fernandes_-_One_Sky_Above.mp3

http://www.amenbk.com

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=189120

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Los Angeles Based Radio Station Is Looking For Music Artists To Join The Team


KGUP FM Emerge Radio is now accepting submissions to select 8 up-and-coming Music Artists to perform during Summer/Fall 2016 on stage during one of four live events this coming Summer and Fall in Top venues in Los Angeles. (The specific dates are contingent on each venue location and Artist availability. Dates and locations will be disclosed to the public at a later time).

During Spring 2016, KGUP FM will launch a Crowd Funding campaign on Kickstarter. Funds collected from the campaign will be used to help off-set the cost of:
- upgraded performance royalty license
- upgrade broadcasting equipment
- develop and maintain a native stand-alone mobile app for fans to download and listen to KGUP FM Emerge Radio exclusively
- pay for a trip to New York to meet with executives at SiriusXM radio to propose adding KGUP FM Emerge Radio as a channel to their existing line up to broadcast high quality Independent music and entertaining freeform programming

Other expenses include:
- video production to prepare a visual presentation geared for investors to invest in making KGUP FM Emerge Radio a terrestrial FM station.
- Compensation to artists: KGUP FM is committed to pay the 8 artists 15% of the net proceeds collected through the Kickstarter campaign as compensation for their live performance and promotional efforts.

Unlike its competitors, KGUP FM pledges to not take advantage of independent artists' willingness to play for free in exchange for "exposure" and will NOT require artists to pre-sale tickets. KGUP FM wants to help eliminate this practice and set an example of what ‘community' is by giving artists a share of what they collect.

Once the Artist/band signs into agreement and joins the KGUP FM Emerge Radio team, the promotional period throughout all of 2016 will begin. During the campaign period between April through May 2016, the Artist/Band is required to promote the KGUP FM Kickstarter campaign as if it is their own in order to earn the percentage split. Artists represented by PR agencies and Management company's must agree to the terms for this agreement to be valid. In turn, KGUP FM will promote all 8 artists throughout 2016 on all of KGUP FM's social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and Reverbnation. In addition, Artist/Band's music will be heard on rotation at KGUP FM Emerge Radio.

All Artists will retain all copyrights, publishing rights, and royalties. KGUP FM simply wants to promote good artists in exchange for promoting a good radio station.

Submission Requirements:
- To share the KGUP FM vision and believe in what we're doing. The Artist/Band will reap the benefits of KGUP FM's success, which relies on its artists and listeners.
- Commit to helping KGUP FM promote its Kickstarter campaign coming this Spring.
- List of dates you are available and are on tour in the Los Angeles area during Summer/Fall 2016
- Provide artist/band website address
- Social media links (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
- Include Management/PR agent contact information
- Please include one live performance video and one professional video (if available)
- Attach one mp3 for additional consideration

For more information about KGUP FM Emerge Radio, please visit www.kgup1065.com

Direct Contact
KGUP FM Emerge Radio
kgup1065@gmail.com

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MusicDishTV Review: "The Human Element" by Robert Kramer


Robert Kramer's music video "The Human Element" is a beautiful example of giving human spirit we should all have inside us. Showing the human elements of love, happiness, generosity and strength, Kramer tries to heal his listeners of the great tragedies the world has faced of late, including the Paris attacks.

His lyrics and melody are triumphant and up lifting suggesting to listeners to use the good in our human elements not the bad. He says that his song and music video is a 'musical vaccine to heal heart and minds."

Through close up photos of people of all different races, ages, cultures and communities, his video exposes a global community that has been unfortunately torn apart by violence. The faces and eyes he closes in on can be interpreted as the endless victims of this violence or the further generations left to deal with this hate.

Although a small video, Kramer is doing great good for the music community and the world. It is a bold statement and it would be joyous if the song could turn into a ballad of showing human kindness.

He says we create the 'human element' when we work together and actively reach out to one another. The photos of happy communities and the mixing of dark and light shades in other images shows this.

We should all take some of Kramer's wisdom and start working on the human element he signs of and visually shows in this lovely and powerful video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0Pa7GWXgbQ
http://www.robertkramermusic.com

http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=189030

Get Loose "Wiggle"


Big Mike Clemons new anticipated single entitled "WIGGLE" shows what versatility, creativity, originality truly is. During Mike's tenure in the Industry, Mike has been known by many for his undeniable skills on drums and his chart trending productions for such artist as, Mary J. Blige, SWV, Dru Hill, Coko, and Tyrese and many others.

After hitting the Industry in 1994 with being on the road with R&B Legend, Aaron Hall, Mike Clemons is embarking upon his artistry and showing the world there is more to him than what meets the eye.

Mike has proving that his creativity and talent is that of unlimited potential and his time is now to step to the forefront.

"WIGGLE" drops 1/29/2016. So prepare to download your copy and enjoy the sounds of the one and only Big Mike Clemons.

www.bigmikeclemons.com
www.twitter.com/BIgmikeclemons
www.instagram.com/bigmikeclemons/

http://tinyurl.com/godhtrn

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