Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Psychedelic One-Man-Band Debuts Single From 2016 EP

Psychedelic music producer Joey Arkane keeps his hands on the mixing board while stepping into the vocal booth to deliver his "Celestial Junkie" EP. Debuting his vocals and writing, Arkane handled the entire production and sound engineering duties for the project. The listener can expect to hear a hybrid of several musical sounds like Psychedelic Pop, Funk, and R&B intertwined with new age Electro music with a neo psychedelia vibe, while incorporating the retro and vintage styling's of 1970's /1980's.

"Nobody But You", the first single from this EP, was inspired by a time where Joey looked around his life and realized all he had was her. The song came to him at a very quiet moment in his apartment. She sat there quietly doing homework while Joey took time to admire her. The song immediately formulated and the record was composed, arranged, and recorded within 30 minutes. Wanting to capture raw and authentic emotions, Joey convinced her to record the vocals for the record. His Celestial Junkie EP is scheduled for release February 10th, 2016.

Signed to his label, Hit Academy Music (H.A. Music, LLC), Joey's sound falls under the indie/psychedelic pop subgenres. It can be compared to Retro, Vintage, Electro, Funk, and R&B.

Joey Arkane has about 8 years of music production experience. He has worked with the marketing team at Bad Boy World Wide Music Group, the A&R department at Jive Records with senior A&Rs, Wayne Williams and Larry Campbell, and interned at Atlantic Record's for the Bad Boy distributed label president, Harve Pierre. In addition, Mr. Arkane was selected to produce a project for Michael Biven's "Beano Boys" recording project


NO BORDERS Is The Amazing Album From The Creative Genius Of MICHEL SIMENTO

"All You Need Is Love" is what THE BEATLES simply said & the new album NO BORDERS, by a project of the same name brings love to light in a multitude of different tracks and emotions. from the mind of multi-talented MICHEL SIMENTO, NO BORDERS is like a breath of fresh air in these crazy & hectic times.

The lead off single "Your Body Is So Beautiful", with a beautiful video, is a love song for today's times. Celebrating one's mate's body, the track sizzles with emotion & passion. Also included in the acclaimed album are standout tracks such as "I Believe", "Don't Let Go", "We Can" & "Til I Die".

The album is distributed Worldwide by ACTIVATE ENTERTAINMENT & INGROOVES/FONTANA/UNIVERSAL, & physically distributed by SELECT-O-HITS in North America. ACTIVATATE CEO Jay Wrasinske, a 40+ year industry veteran states "We are SO excited & proud to be working with Michel Simento on the NO BORDERS release, it is an uplifting album with positive vibes!". The album available Worldwide on iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/no-borders/id879285751.



Friday, November 20, 2015

Bill Fair Making Bright Contemporary Christian Rock

B.F. Music has released "Brighter" from up-and comer singer songwriter and talented vocalist, Bill Fair. This fresh statement from Mr. Fair is both reflective and sentimental as he describes his walk of faith.

"Not a day goes by without a clear blue sky and you’re the reason why", ponders the title track "Brighter". Anchored with a bouncing melody, "Brighter" laces soaring harmonies while building drama in this song of hope. "Brighter" is ready for pop radio all the while referring back to eighties rhythmic textures and a welcoming message of faith and optimism.

Things really heat up on "Bright Lights, Big City" as Mr. Fair ponders eternity and projects onto a world without tears or shame or doubt. The insecurities of this world are replaced by bright lights, togetherness and peace. "This is a message of love that I feel the world needs to hear at this time", suggests Bill Fair. The tragedies of this world are a daily occurrence and reflecting on a world where they are supplanted with peace is at the root of Mr. Fair’s message:

"Bright Lights, Big City...Stepping out on streets made of gold...Reaching out, taking your hand to hold...What will that be like?"

"Brighter" is a pop explosion of hope and love that hits at the core of what often is lacking in our culture. Bill Fair delivers a harmonious effort with a message of bringing the world together. "Brighter" is a must-listen for fans of Christian radio and newcomers to the genre. There is truly something for everyone in "Brighter". "Brighter" is available at digital retailers iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, CDBaby.com and is streaming on Spotify and Rdio.



MusicDish*China Presents Lyric Dubee 'Young & Restless' China Tour

MusicDish*China, committed to developing and touring foreign music acts in China, has announced that Canadian "Revolution Rock" Lyric Dubee will embark on their first tour of China this November. Performing 14 shows in a dozen cities, the China tour will follow their participation in Canadian Blast Export - Japan Music Trade Mission on November 16-20.

Nov 21 Hill House Suzhou, China
Nov 22 Maze Livehouse Hangzhou, China
Nov 23 9 - Club Hangzhou, China
Nov 24 61 House Nanjing, China
Nov 25 Yuyintang Shanghai, China
Nov 26 Piston Livehouse Wuxi, China
Nov 27 Coast Line Wuhan, China
Nov 28 Red Livehouse Changsha, China
Nov 29 Beijing Temple Beijing, China
Dec 1 Pai Livehouse Tianjin, China
Dec 2 Mao Livehouse Beijing, China
Dec 3 Show Club Langfang, China
Dec 4 Brown Sugar Shijiazhuang, China
Dec 5 Anxiang Baoding, China

MusicDish*China has enlisted a variety of partners on the tour, including artist agency Asian Art Works, music portal Kanjian and online ticketing platform ShowStart. MusicDish*China has developed the bands' respective social media presence in China and is distributing their albums through Chinese music services such as Xiami and QQMusic. Western social media such as Facebook and YouTube are blocked in China and Apple Music is the only non-Chinese music service operating in China.

Lyric Dubee is a multi-genre artist born and raised in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Proficient and at ease playing ROCK, POP, BLUES and JAZZ, his deep appreciation and experimentation with all the genres led Lyric to personalize his own style of music known as REVOLUTION ROCK. A multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, he performs his own works as a solo artist and fronts his own band.

Launched in 2010, MusicDish*China has been providing marketing, digital distribution and social media promotion in China as well as representation through its network and partnerships. We've booked bands to several festivals such as OCT-LOFT, Taihu Music, UNITY Festival and SOTX as well as events like Beijing Music Day, Shanghai Formula 1 and HitFM Live Series. We've organized/managed several multi-city tours each year for acts from various countries such as France (Voodoo, Clotilde), Australia (PlanB) and Canada (Soulier, Eagle I Stallian, Jessica Stuart Few,...).


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Chattanooga Folk Rock Singer-Songwriter, Jim Ramsey, Revives Career With Re-Release Of Album In Wake Of City's Music Revolution

Chattanooga, Tennessee's long lost musical native son, Jim Ramsey, has embarked on an effort to jump-start his performance career by re-releasing his visionary progressive folk rock album, On the Dying Breath of Wisdom (originally released in 2012), and launching a new website, JimRamseyMusic.com.

Jim, a Southern bard who struggled to market his songs in the 80's and 90's—before putting his efforts on hold to become a mental health counselor—is once again taking to the stage with his signature romantic, Celtic-tinged power ballads which chronicle his coming of age in Southern Appalachia.

Jim will be performing at the next Whole Foods Open Mic Night on December 3rd, and hopes to be included in the next "The Floor is Yours" lineup at the Barking Legs Theater on December 4th. Jim's optimism is buoyed by the recent founding of SoundCorps, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building Chattanooga's music economy, as well asby The Pulse's November 5th issue heralding the city's "music revolution."

A classically-trained brass and woodwind player, Jim was influenced by British folk and progressive rock artists (Al Stewart, Strawbs, Sandy Denny, Yes, Renaissance, Fairport Convention, Alan Parsons Project), and began writing songs in his teens. In the 1980's he taught himself to play guitar and began performing in small venues. Jim recorded his album between the years 1997-2000, but spent the better part of 2007-2011 just trying to survive the Recession, and in 2013 founded an interfaith ministry, Crossvine Church.

While Jim has been absent from the live performance scene for some time, he's back and better than ever with 15 years' worth of new material to share. He is currently seeking regional acoustic solo gigs and preparing to record his second album.

Please get in touch with Jim at info@jimramseymusic.com for booking information.




Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hollywood Music In Media Awards - HMMA Best Pop Song Winner Melissa B.

Melissa B. was awarded "Best Pop Song" for her song Maira for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for 2015. She won the same night that songwriting Diane Warren, won an award for Best Song in a Film.

As an independent artist, you may or may not be privy to Melissa’s career in the arts read below to learn more! Melissa B. was previously featured at Carnegie Hall performing with Jazz Pianist Vincent Lyn & Grammy Award Winner Flutist Wouter Kellerman.

Melissa B.’s rendition of Sweet Thing by the legendary Chaka Khan, had the audience in high applause.

“Sometimes last minute changes can be amazing. This was one such moment. Melissa sang Sweet Thing by Chaka Khan and blew the roof off Carnegie. The whole groove was right in the pocket. The entire concert was phenomenal this special surprise was magic in a bottle.” Vincent Lyn.

Melissa B. song "Maria" is currently being considered for several Grammy nominations submitted this year. "Maria" is an inspirational song that is dedicated to all the women in the world who are working to break free from poverty, hunger, violence and inequality.

Follow Melissa B. Below:
Site: http://www.melissab.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/melissablive
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melissabmusic


Blackstar Introduces Tone:Link, Bluetooth Made Easy Innovative Audio Receiver Seamlessly Integrates With A Musician’s Lifestyle

Innovative Audio Receiver Seamlessly Integrates With A Musician's Lifestyle

Melville, NY - - November 16, 2015 - -Only a small number of amps on the market today have Bluetooth as a standard feature, which makes the new Tone:Link Bluetooth Audio Receiver from Blackstar the perfect accessory for any musician. Tone:Link adds Bluetooth audio to any guitar amp with line-in and works with PAs, home stereos, headphones, car speakers and If used with a phone, it becomes a hands-free Bluetooth speaker for vehicle systems.

By Plugging into the line-in jack of any guitar amp, Tone:Link offers music playback with up to a 65 foot wireless range and a built-in lithium-ion battery, which delivers eight hours of battery life and micro-USB charging.

"Perfect for practicing at home with your amp, or listening to tracks in your car on the way to a gig, the new Blackstar Tone:Link is a great and affordable way to get sounds from your Bluetooth device onto your amp or PA, without the inconvenience of cables," said Loren Molinare, US Product Manager for Blackstar Amplification.

Available in early December 2015 for $29.99, visit blackstaramps.com/tonelink for more information.

* Two-link: can connect two Bluetooth devices at the same time
* Long distance reception, more than 20 meters/ 65 feet in open spaces without obstacles
* Super clear audio
* Supports mobile, laptop, phone, tablet, or any device with compatible Bluetooth
* Built-in Li-battery with low power consumption for long use
* Cables and connectors supplied
* Full color display packaging
* Working time: Up to 8 hours music playback or continuous with Micro-USB charger
* Compact dimensions: 50 x 25.5 x 11 mm



Ice T, Too Short, Yo Yo And Kurupt Support Havoc Da MouthPiece's Proclaim To "Go Hard" It's "Gaim Chng3r" Time

Los Angeles - Straight outta' South Central Los Angeles, Havoc Da MouthPiece hails as one the true originators of West Coast gangsta' hip hop! Real hip hop hard heads recall Havoc as a standout pioneer, spearheading the West Coast reign when he was the front man for the rap crew South Central Cartel aka SCC. The group were the first 'left' coast rappers to sign to Def Jam and nurtured a loyal cult following with hits like "U Gotta Deal Wit Dis," "Pops Was a Rolla," "All Day Everyday," "Eastside-Westside" and "It's an S.C.C Thang."

Ironically, Havoc, a Chicago native, also has roots nestled deep in the legacy of R&B as well. Havoc is not only a rap legend, but he is also the son of legend. His father, Robert "Squirrel" Lester was one of the founding members of the legendary soul group the Chi-Lites.

Considering the depth of his musical roots coupled with his passion, there is probably no one better positioned to revive the West Coast rap scene by not only recapturing its history, but also continuing its vintage sound. Under the banner of his new imprint, Gaim Chng3r Enterprizes, Havoc is steadfastly forging a new legacy in hip hop. For the past two years he has been documenting historic interviews with major artists who were in the game from the very beginning. Over 30 artists have been interviewed to date, including Ice-T, Too Short, Warren G, Kurupt, Yo Yo, Da Brat, Ms. Toi, Xzibit and Lighter Shade of Brown. The footage will be revealed in his new film,"Go Hard: The True Untold Story of West Coast Hip Hip," slated for release in 2016 and the soundtrack, featuring several of Gaim Chng3r's newly signed acts, is available now!

Havoc has masterminded a diverse assembly of artists for the Gaim Chng3r roster, all reflecting his hardcore sentiments about the wild, wild west. The "Go Hard" soundtrack is fully loaded with thirteen rough and ride 'em tracks that sizzle with scorching West Coast heat.

Female vocalist Neveah regulates the seduction with "Boom," Chanel Royale rips the heat on "187 Murder," and Drewp featuring J. Blue keeps it real South Central with their own cartel on "Talkin' Money" and break down the politics of green. Tiffani Lewis' "Pain," featuring Cali Pitts, is a street litany that flows R&B with a hardcore rap edge and D.K.F.C.'s "It's Over" bounces like a low rider with pure ghetto heat. Jank Mobb spits real, raw and unapologetically ruthless on "Sum_Mo_Sh*t," leaving Shoota Mac featuring J. Blue to take it to the bedroom with "Private Affair" and new super producer Big E regulates with impact on "Wat I'm On."

"South Central Cartel helped to carve the landscape of the West Coast rap scene. We were right alongside artists like N.W.A. and Tupac back in the day, giving the world a peak into this Cali street life," notes Havoc.

"I've been true to this music for three decades now, different incarnations, but always true to the game. With 'Go Hard: The True Untold Story of West Coast Hip Hip,' I am not only honoring and celebrating this west side journey, I am positioning it for a greater outreach into the future. Gaim Chng3r is the new face of West Coast rap and the rebel cry is 'Go Hard' because we can't go home, this is home! The movie 'Straight Outta' Compton' was only a small part of the story, but it proved that the world remembers and that they want more! "Go Hard" is taking it back to the streets South Central style. We bringing Watts, the Bay, Sacramento and the entire coast along for this ride!"

Check out the Gaim Chng3r Enterprize's YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7R3NMq3MKk.

Get your Gaim Chng3r app on Google Play and iTunes.

Ride with Gaim Chng3r on their website at: http://www.gaimchng3r.com/.

Pick up the "Go Hard: The True Untold Story of West Coast Hip Hip," soundtrack at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and where ever music is sold.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MINDURLANGUAGE share new single "MY WAY"

Info on London's shadowy Mind Ur Language is scarce. They possess a unique combination attack, with a rap style that combines the grittiness of homegrown grime with the catchy hooks of trap rap.

Using their sharp wit to compliment their blunt approach, the pair take a mixture of influences from artists like Nas and Kendrick Lamar to UK grime legends like Wiley, Dizzee Rascal and Ghetts

Dig into MUL's lyrical array and you'll find Rudie's lines riddled with dark metaphors and Ninja's direct knock out puchlines. On their latest single "My Way", the collective keep one foot firmly in the clattering mania of the London hip hop scene, whilst unloading an entire arsenal of hard hitting bars on the beat by produced by Ninja.

With "My Way" the group offer Grime and UK Hip Hop fans' alike a single that discusses the troubles faced while living in ‘the hood', and declare the importance of doing things your way (or "My Way" as they put it). Stream the single above and watch BTS footage here. here.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm0LEVGD3nA&feature=youtu.be
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/mindurlanguage/mul-rudie-ninja-my-way


IQzic Selected as a 2015 Innovation Summit 'Tech Company To Watch'

IQzic, the innovative music discovery platform dedicated to connecting the people of the music world, was selected from a large group of applicant companies by the Connecticut Technology Council as a 'Tech Company To Watch', and will participate in the ninth annual Innovation Summit on November 10th in Hartford, CT.

"We are thrilled to be recognized as an innovator for our unique and promising platform which truly empowers fans while simultaneously recognizing recording artists based on merit rather than hype", said Jim Hodson, founder of IQzic. "Because our platform rewards those with an ear for discovering great tunes before they become popular, we feel being discovered as a 'Tech Company To Watch' is a telling twist of fate on our journey to success."

IQzic scores music listeners by calculating their "Music IQ" and rewarding music lovers for identifying great music before it becomes popular; additionally, the community benefits because the playoff results generate organic playlists curated by the collective tastes of those with earned reputations for finding great music.

IQzic currently has several prize contests underway. Iqzic is free and open for all to enjoy discovering the most recent releases at http://iqzic.com.

About IQ Holdings LLC dba IQzic: IQzic was founded in 2014 with a mission to enable more artists to create great music alongside those who believe in them most. The idea was born during a pool party thrown for a local independent singer when founder Jim Hodson was talking to several sophisticated investors who were bragging about their ability to pick stock winners, but had no real way of showing who was first. The conversation later transitioned to music with the same shortcoming. With previous experience in markets and decision theory, Jim Hodson founded IQzic with the notion that the fan-artist connection has mutual value that transcends a monetary transaction and can be structured in a way to greater benefit the artist and the fan.