Monday, May 30, 2016

Award-Winning Danish-Punjabi Singer Anita Lerche to Perform at 10th Anniversary desiFEST 2016 in Toronto

Award-winning Danish-Punjabi singer-songwriter, composer, actress, Anita Lerche, is scheduled to perform live in concert during desiFEST 2016, in Yonge-Dundas Square, downtown Toronto, on Saturday, May 28th, at approximately 7:25pm. Lerche's incomparable vocal talent and commanding stage presence has wowed audiences around the world. This will be her third performance at North America's leading outdoor South Asian music experience known as desiFEST; which is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. The desiFEST concert is free, runs from 10:00am to 10:00pm, and is billed as a family event.

"Anita is a wonderful example of a passionate artist, ambassador of the culture, and someone who has proven that hard work can lead to incredible success in the music business," says Sathish Bala, desiFEST founder. "Her story is something we want to share through desiFEST. That's why we love having Anita at desiFEST."

"I feel very honored and excited to perform at the 10th Anniversary of desiFEST 2016," states Anita Lerche. "I have performed at desiFEST before and had some of my best concert experiences...the amazing crowds and the outstanding professionalism of the event organizers. The festival is important because it unifies all corners of the South Asian community, bringing South Asian music to the mainstream. It is a perfect opportunity to showcase the great artistic South Asian talent from Canada and abroad in the heart of a beautiful city with a vibrant downtown...that IS Toronto."

Lerche is most passionate and renowned for her award-winning work in Punjabi and was the first non-Asian woman from the West to release an album in Punjabi. She won the MH1 Punjabi Music Award for Best Non-Resident Indian Female Debut. Vocally trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, Lerche has sung in a total of sixteen different languages. She keeps her instrument, her unique voice, in top form thanks to her vocal coach, GRAMMY Award-winning singer Darlene Koldenhoven. Lerche first visited India in 2005 and considers Punjab her second home. Now a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, she travels the world entertaining huge crowds with her unique and electrifying performances while promoting the Punjabi language, culture and music. In support of South Asian music and those artists aspiring to become involved, Lerche will also participate on the "Face The Music" panel at the desiFEST Music Industry Conference held in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, on Friday, May 27th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Lerche's career has included many stellar accomplishments, including receiving a Danish World Music Award for "Maahiya � featuring Cheshire Cat", Popular Multilinguist Singer Award by Prof. Mohan Singh Foundation, and Rooh-E-Punjab Award (The Soul of Punjab) from the International Cultural Society Shamchurasi. The Punjabi University, Patiala, has recognized her grand work for Punjabi culture and language and the previous Indian Ambassador to Denmark, Ashok Kumar Attri, has named her as a Cultural Ambassador between Denmark and India. She was the Danish voice of Barbie in Toy Story 2 & Toy Story 3, as well as the Indian plane Ishani in Disney抯 Planes. And, she has performed her own Punjabi songs in the Danish version of Dancing with the Stars. Lerche is a truly versatile artist who has won the hearts of millions of fans.

"Sadke Punjab Ton" (released November 11, 2014) continues its popularity. Lerche's "Sadke Punjab Ton", "Sammi", and "Merea Ranjha" music videos have been viewed by more than 10 million music lovers on YouTube. She is planning to release her fourth solo album in June 2016 highlighting devotional Bhajans sung in Hindi with music that includes traditional Indian intruments fuzed with elements from New Age. The music tracks have been recorded in Punjab and Delhi, India, with the vocals recorded in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the entire album mastered at Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California. Lerche says, "I strongly feel that my new album is for the heart and soul and it gives you a sense of inner peace."

View Anita Lerche online at:
www.AnitaLerche.com
www.facebook.com/AnitaLercheMusic
www.twitter.com/AnitaLerche
www.youtube.com/AnitaLercheMusic
www.soundcloud.com/AnitaLercheMusic
www.reverbnation.com/AnitaLerche
www.mobileroadie.com/apps/AnitaLerche
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Lerche

For more information, contact:
Soren Hjorth
HJORTH PRODUCTIONS
Manager, Anita Lerche
Phone: 317-645-6401
E-mail: management@anitalerche.com

Kelly Milionis
INSONATION MUSIC, LLC
Publicity | Promotion | Marketing
Phone: 989-274-3994
E-mail: kelly@insonationmusic.com

"Live & Die": Alessandro Bagagli Announces His New Album Out June 10, 2016

"A man ain't dead until he's really died".



That's how "Live & Die" starts with its title track which you can listen to at the artist's Official website www.alessandrobagagli.com. A stunning rock album of 15 songs surfing among rock, blues, soul, funk, alternative and hard rock that leads the listener into a world of original sounds and a rich personality. The album will be available in June, 10 2016 together with an album digital booklet featuring photos, lyrics, album credits/notes and social links to get in touch with the Italian songwriter.



After the prog rock experience of 2015 "Primal Life" this new work, "Live & Die" starts with a claim of victory of the human kind, despite of the actual social and political time: we can live, we must take our lives by the hand and give them one another though we experience broken dreams, illusions and frustrations: "because a man ain't dead until he's really died. Ours is a struggle to survive and we've got the strength to work it out because we are alive. Alessandro keeps talking about the paradox of loneliness in the social communication era, where everything is sold by media, in contradiction with the fears of the younger generations for a future appearing uncertain and with no shared values to believe in.



15 songs talking about love, fears, life & death. A death which is like to be born again to a more significant life. Alessandro Bagagli's music appears to be original and various in it rock, funk, soul and hard blues styles. The album will be available on ITunes, Amazon, Google Play, CdBaby and Alessandro Bagagli Official Site, but even on Spotify, Shazam and more. Save the date: June 10, 2016.



"Fans are so hard to get and you've got to listen to them". So Alessandro has planned, once again, a social event among his social followers to let them choose the new single among five songs taken from the new album: "How you're feeling now", "Ready to Soar", "What I swear to you", "An Angel" and "(I wish I were) In California before Dawn". A video of the chosen song will be released at the end of the event, with fans' video material inspired by the song.

More info, electronic press kit, new album digital booklet and album preview on www.alessandrobagagli.com


http://www.soundcloud.com/alessandro-bagagli-1/how-youre-feeling-now

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

IllieSwitch Celebrates His Appreciation For Black Women In New Single Release

After a four year hiatus, singer, songwriter, producer, and rapper IllieSwitch released his new single "My Black Queen" today on SoundCloud. For the last 5 years, IllieSwitch has worked behind the scenes penning songs and creating monster hits for other artists. His new single, My Black Queen, is a dedication to all beautiful black women across the world regardless of shade or nationality. In a world where the black woman is the least celebrated and most under appreciated, IllieSwitch was inspired to create a timeless song to praise the very women who have been a constant source of inspiration in his music for years. The song celebrates black love and the beauty of the black woman as a whole. The song in no way negates the beauty of any other race; it just spotlights the beauty of this particular type of woman. It does, however, showcase the tight bond that exists between black couples in love to inspire strength, longevity, and loyalty.

One very noteworthy aspect of the song is the fact that it is completely void of autotune and other voice enhancing effects. IllieSwitch's natural voice is soulful and the vocals are delivered in a smooth and sexy manner that is both unique in today's urban music and also speaks to the soul. "My Black Queen is set to be released for sale to the public on May 20, 2016 and is expected to be followed by an EP later in the fall/winter 2016.

Music: http://soundcloud.com/illiemusic/my-black-queen

Monday, May 23, 2016

Jazz & Beyond reinterpretation of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon


The most amazing reinterpretation of the Pink Floyd's timeless classic album by the Italian trio SAVOLDELLI CASARANO BARDOSCIA.

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There's an old joke among instrumentalists:
What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians? Answer: A singer.

While this stereotype is overgeneralized to the point of being offensive, it is sadly too often the case that vocalists, particularly in the realm of mainstream commercial music, lack the deep musical knowledge of their instrumental counterparts. But one vocalist who emphatically puts the lie to this questionable cliché is the protean Boris Savoldelli, whose latest album The Great Jazz Gig in the Sky of his exciting new trio Savoldelli Casarano Bardoscia stunningly demonstrates that he is at least the equal of any instrumentalist - nay, any group of instrumentalists.

Boris didn't take an easy path in choosing to reimagine one of the most sacred albums of all time, Pink Floyd's monumental The Dark Side of the Moon. It surely didn't help that it's also one of the most frequently covered works of progressive music, from symphonic treatments to chamber arrangements to legions of Floyd tribute bands. But Boris always disdains the easy path, and unlike the many sterile, note-for-note versions of The Dark Side proffered by lesser talents, his rendition truly distinguishes itself by taking a strikingly imaginative and boldly creative new approach to the familiar material - in this case, a wholly absorbing interpretation that reflects his lifelong love of jazz and improvisation.

Boris pulls out all the stops with his vast arsenal of unparalleled vocal techniques, augmented by his provocative electronic treatments. But The Great Jazz Gig In The Sky is much more than just a vocal showcase, highlighting the formidable creative gifts of his partners, saxophonist extraordinaire Raffaele Casarano and bassist supreme Marco Bardoscia, plus a roster of distinguished guest musicians. The result is a kaleidoscopic marvel of sounds and emotions, delivered with élan, humor, impeccable musicianship, and above all a deep, abiding love for his inspirations, in a tour-de-force album that, we're sure all Lunatics will agree, truly deserves the superlative "Great". Once again, open-eared listeners have been gifted with a truly magnificent milestone from the fertile mind of the singular Boris Savoldelli.

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Boris Savoldelli: all vocals, vocal noises and electronics
Raffaele Casarano: saxes and electronics
Marco Bardoscia: double bass and electronics

Guests:
Dewa Budjiana: guitars on Us and Them

WK569: background sounds manipulation on US and Them and Any Colour You Like

Maurizio Nobili: reciter on The Great Gig in the Sky and Eclipse

Album recorded on February 16 and 17, 2013

Mixed, edited and mastered by Piero Villa at the Rumore Bianco Studio, Esine, Italy in January 2016.

Dewa Budjana's guitar recorded in Temple Island Studio, Jakarta, on December 29, 2015.

All arrangements by Savoldelli, Casarano, Bardoscia.

Produced by Savoldelli, Casarano, Bardoscia.
Executive Producer: Leonardo Pavkovic

This album was made possible by the generous help of
"Programmazione PUGLIA SOUNDS RECORD 2016"
"REGIONE PUGLIA - FSC 2007-2013 - Investiamo nel vostro futuro"

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Boris is a vocal performer with a brilliant personality. He's always been in love with his "vocal instrument" and its extraordinary possibilities. He loves to find different original ways of singing, due to his very different backgrounds, from classical studies until jazz singing (thanks to his mentor Mark Murphy), passing from funk-rock to avant-garde experimental approaches. Boris Savoldelli has performed solo and in various projects all around the world, with over 250 performances in over 120 cities just in Russia, as well all around Italy and Ukraine. He has also performed multiple times in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, USA, Brazil, Spain. In October 2015, Boris has received the Award at the Sergey Esenin International Literature Awards in Moscow for his project dedicated to Esenin poems in jazz.

An attractive voice, interesting ideas, exciting solos. - Howard Mandel, Jazz Journalist Association

One of the most intriguing vocal projects to come along in years.
- Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Jazz Station Records

The real revelation. - John Kelman, All About Jazz

A vocal master contortionist. Multifaceted and immensely talented. - Glenn Astarita, jazzreview.com

A great proponent of simply superb singing. - Mark Murphy (the late legendary Jazz singer)

http://borissavoldelli.bandcamp.com/album/the-great-jazz-gig-in-the-sky

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Indie Folk Artist Releases Cancer Tribute


After working on his musical tribute for nearly two years, indie folk artist Robert Rossi has finally completed his much-anticipated album, Weathervane. The 13-song compilation will make its debut at the famed Rockwood Music Hall on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

The Weathervane CD is written largely from his mother’s perspective and is part of a larger cancer awareness project by the same name. The goal of the New York-based singer’s project is to commemorate his mother’s life after losing her battle to metastasized breast cancer all while raising global cancer awareness. The ultimate mission of the Weathervane project is to donate proceeds to organizations devoted to cancer research. Weathervane’s aims are significant as the Centers for Disease Control reports that 19.3 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed worldwide each year by 2025.

To hear live tracks from the Weathervane album with accompaniment by cellist Maureen Murray and drummer Rhakeim Williams plan to attend the CD release at:

Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3
185 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7pm

To donate or find out more about the Weathervane project visit: www.weathervaneproject.org
To learn more about Robert Rossi go to: www.robertrossimusic.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR22jK9kDbw

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Har-Bal Updates

Our plugin will come after 3.7. The main feature additions to 3.7 over version 3 is the inclusion of a mid-side-left-right solo button feature (lets you hear what each sounds like) and the major one, a thing called peak taming / complex time selection. The later allows you to, through a complex time selection criteria (threshold marker on the spectrum graph) select the time in which the spectrum goes above a particular threshold. Then for that time selection you have access to the average spectrum just for that selection and the ability to tame those peaks with a filter that just attacks those points in time. If used cleverly you can basically remove the too hot parts of a track with little audible side effect though if not used cleverly it will have obvious side effect. Very much an advanced feature that will take me some time to document properly on how to use it.

Beyond those there's at least one fix to the file handling that could cause file corruption issues in rare circumstances and the filter engine was completely re-written to fix critical race issues and playback stalls and improve the efficiency for use in the complex time selection feature above. There is also the change in the licensing model to avoid using network adapters as identification. This is a preliminary requirement for us implementing a plugin.

The plugin won't be a simple single channel plugin. Basically, the equivalent plugin EQ spectrum visualization and adjustment window to Har-Bal standalone would be shared across all instances of a Har-Bal EQ plugin, thereby allowing the user to easily compare channels, references channels, spectrum match channels etc. You could also do a virtual mix of channels and predict the final spectrum of those channels from mix settings etc. It will require an analysis phase whereby you play you track and it analyses the channels in analysis mode.

The analysis engine could also be implemented to look for leakage to particular channels and provide delay compensation. What we’re thinking of here in particular is multi-track drum recording which commonly suffers from leakage issues to the overheads which have different time lags so if you mix without compensation you'll get destructive interference between the close mic and overhead channels, preventing you from getting the mix you want.

As you should be able to see, what is proposed for a Har-Bal plugin is not trivial which is why we want to do it only after the release of version 3.7. In any case, much of our re-implementation of the filter engine was driven by the needs of the plugin.

http://www.har-bal.com/

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=191255

Friday, May 20, 2016

Registration Closing For 21st Annual USA Songwriting Competition


Deadline is fast approaching 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.

The Deadline to enter is May 27th. Time is running out to enter, visit:
http://www.songwriting.net/enter

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Corey Andrew Commands "Everybody Up!" With His First Solo Dance Single On Xcalibur Records


After years of stellar collaborations as a featured vocalist for some of the biggest names in the business, Corey Andrew has released his first ever, solo dance single, "Everybody Up!" The new Xcalibur Records release boasts massive peak time mixes showcasing the powerful and soulful vocals that Corey has become known for.

An instant contender as a top 2016 summer anthem, "Everybody Up!" delivers relentless electro-house with a radio edit and extended original mix that is sure to summon all bodies to the dance floor. Rounding out the package, producer Dan Aslow serves up a bouncy, trip-house experience that will have everybody's hands way up high.

As one of the most sought after vocalists and songwriters on the EDM scene, Corey Andrew (a Grammy voting member and BMI songwriter) scored his first Billboard Breakout hit, "Dance Floor Emergency" with producer, Eddie Amador (Madonna, Seal, Jason Derulo). He next soared all the way to #1 at Beatport with his massive remake of Marshall Jefferson's "Move Your Body" (Produced by Peter Brown AKA The Grower & with remixes by Jesse Garcia).

In just a short time, Corey's discography has emerged as a who's who of Dance Music royalty, including hit tracks with Da Hool, Eddie Thoneick, Denis The Menace & Big World, Noir, DJ Exacta, Jesse Garcia, Mike la Funk and more. And the list of top names who have remixed Corey's tracks is equally as impressive; inclusive of Jerry Ropero, Richard Grey, Muzzaik, David Penn, Rene Amesz, Hex Hector, the list goes on.

Writing for other artists has also turned out to be a strong move for Corey as he's co-written hit tracks for some of Europe's top stars, among them, The Voice-Belgium's winner Natalia, and Latvian pop sensation, DJ Ella (both on Universal Records).

Check out Corey's single "On a Trip" with DaHool from the 2015 German teenage comedy "Abshussfahrt" (Soundtrack – Armada Records) and stay tuned for his featured vocals on the hot new remake of Marshall Jefferson's "Ride the Rhythm"- produced by international talents, Kid Massive and DJ Sign.

The sky is the limit for Corey as both a songwriter and vocalist as he continues to collaborate with top producers in music, film and television. One thing's for certain as he builds legions of fans, radio play and social media followers from all around the world – Corey Andrew is a musical force to be reckoned with.

http://www.coreyandrew.com

http://www.coreyandrew.com/everybodyup

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Award Winning Guitarist Actor Releases New CD


Boosweet Records released the long awaited 5th solo CD of award winning guitarist/actor Vernon Neilly called "Outta Time" along with his new music video single entitled "They Don't Care" which is already being played nationally on major market video channels. Vernon as he is accustomed, assembled an all-star list of guests such Greg Howe (Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Frank Gambale (Chic Corea, Vital Information), Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Jeff Beck, Tarja), Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth, Angra), Philip Bynoe(Steve Vai), Victor Johnson (Sammy Hagar, The Busboys), Mattias "IA" Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Juan Nelson (Ben Haper) and more virtuoso talent, to deliver a definitive musical proclamation.

Outta Time is not just a exposition of super talented musicians but a statement of today's social and political climate, as corruption in government worldwide looms large, as serious issues like inequality, poverty, starvation, viral epidemics, global climate change, and other serious subjects do not get the proper attention they deserve in the news mainstream media that they deserve, but things worsen daily. Vernon by means of cutting edge musical tracks and powerful video images, attack the senses of the hearer and viewer to evoke powerful emtions. Vernon's previous projects have charted Top 10 Billboard Charts retail, also FMQB Top 10 Radio Charts and "Outta Time" looks to not only equal, but surpass the success of his prior releases. Vernon an avid Jimi Hendrix music lover covers one of Jimi's major hits "Fire", which is updated and re-arranged by Vernon and guitarist supreme Greg Howe. Just imagine Prince and Lenny Kravitz teaming up, a heavy, grooving, pulsating declaration, his is what the new "Fire" is.

With this much musical firepower, carefully crafted songs that combine strong melodies and catchy choruses, "Outta Time" is destined to be one of the hit recording projects of 2016. The CD is already available for download at all major digital retailers, and physical copies can be ordered at amazon.com or through Allmusic.com distribution.

See the new video "They Don't Care" playing now on youtube.com

For all press inquiries please contact Boosweet Records at info@boosweet.com

http://www.facebook.com/vernonneillyband

http://bit.ly/1rrys9g

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

MarilynMusic Is Excited To Announce Their New Youtube Music Channel

MarilynMusic has created a new music channel on YouTube.

All of the NY/LA based Music Production company's songs and videos will be available there, in addition to their other internet locations.

They'll also be posting one to two songs a week on Facebook, and they encourage fans to "like" the songs.

In addition to expanding their internet presence, Casey Conrad and Michael Gaines of MarilynMusic continue to write and produce new material at their East and West coast studios.

"Adding the You Tube channel is another step in increasing our visibility, and getting our music heard by as many people as possible." said Conrad.

"We've also added several new tracks to our catalogue, including more country songs, 'It's Gotta Be Good' and 'Ain't That As Good As It Gets,' two fun and engaging party tunes. The tracks are burning, but we're still looking for the right singer to fit the songs. It's a challenge to find authentic country voices in New York City." He added.

Two other new MarilynMusic recordings "No Stone Left Unturned" and "Different," feature the voice of Colin Smith, lead singer of the band "Hundred Hounds," based in New York. He also tours with Christina Aguilera while maintaining a stellar career as a solo artist.

"It's always a pleasure to have Colin Smith work on one of our tracks. He adds much more than his great voice to the recording process. His collaborative spirit and musicality make every song better." Gaines commented.

MarilynMusic's combination of high quality production, musicianship, and accessible tunes, continues to impress.

http://www.MarilynMusic.net

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=190978