Monday, October 27, 2008

MusicDish Network Buzz - October 27, 2008

Here are the latest happenings over here at MusicDish HQ...

Amy Speace ( will be performing her NERFA showcase on Friday November 14, 2008 (11:05 - 11:20 PM) in the Dutchess Room at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY. Amy has also been invited to an official Performance Alley Showcase, during the International Folk Alliance Conference being held on February 18-22, 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee. Further details will be announced on Amy site ( as they become available.

MusicDish has an exclusive new interview available online with Hell's Kitchen rock legend Tim Young. The interview digs into Tim's musical influences, personal reflections of his new album "The Cost", and his future, among other things. Read all about it at

MusicDish's newest client, Bethany & Rufus (, will be playing a show as part of the First Acoustics Concert Series at the First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn, New York. Bethany & Rufus edge deeper in the darker spaces between groove, jazz and a gritty approach to traditional folk. With Yarrow's voice shadowing Cappadocia's plucky melodic/rhythmic approach to the bass, the two blend influences from dusty American field recordings to modern jazz (the cheeky "Isn't That So"), from light folk-pop (the snappy title track, "900 Miles") to the griot traditions of Africa ("If I Had My Way (Samson & Delilah)"). Hypnotic pieces like "The Swallow" and "Asturiana" allow Cappadocia to venture into chamber music territory as he creates haunting, sustained notes under his partner's ethereal lead. Get all the details, including box office information, at

Also, Bethany will be performing with her father Peter (of Peter, Paul and Mary fame) at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble in New York City on November 8. Kids will make a joyful noise with these ever-popular classic songs! Lively, warm, and friendly, this illustrated collection - plus a CD with Peter Yarrow, his daughter Bethany, and cellist Rufus Cappadocia - will bring families together to read and to sing. Click here for more details.

We are proud that our long-standing partner Airplay Direct achieved an important company milestone as its artist membership grew beyond the 14,000 mark. Airplay Direct has been a key partner since it's early beginnings in connecting our artists with radio directors across the country through targeted ad campaigns and support. MusicDish has also been a sponsor of Airplay Direct artist contest. Some artist profiles on Airplay Direct:

The MusicDish-sponsored Connective Series hosted by Jenny Walker will be holding its legal panel next Monday, November 3 in Manhattan at ASCAP. See how you can be a part of this event by visiting

MusicDish-sponsored Canadian Music Week conference is currently accepting showcase submissions its March 2009 event. All artists who submit before October 31 have an opportunity to win an Epiphone Les Paul Ultra Guitar, courtesy of Gibson. All entrants receive a free year's subscription to Canadian Musician magazine. For more information and to sign up, visit or

MusicDish-sponsored MIDEM conference's Talent initiative is now open for submissions! Selection for MIDEM Talent is open to any group or artist with a record deal, either in the pop/rock or jazz categories. Submissions should be made via Sonicbids before October 31, 2008. Get the full details at

We have two new videos on MusicDishTV this week! First is a live performance video of the eclectic New York City chamber ensemble/band Sound Liberation performing their song "Luck". "This particular performance has it all - rapping, guitar and trumpet solos, male/female shared vocals, and even a cello. Who would have thought that a jazz/hip-hop combination could sound so good?" Check it out at

Second is a music video from rising electro-pop star Tyla Durden for her song "Fellas". "'Fellas' by Tyla Durden is electro-pop at its finest. While Tyla seduces you with her charming vocals and a catchy chorus, hard-hitting synthesizers threaten to knock you out." Watch it @

Finally be sure to connect with us on facebook. Become a fan of the MusicDish page or join the MusicDish Network group

That's all for now. See you in two weeks...

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