Friday, November 13, 2009

Tony D'Mattia, Known As Fiz, Releases Classic Pop Rock Flavored Self-Titled Album, Tony D'mattia-Fiz

New York City, NY- FiZ recently formed a non-profit organization called Notes For Life. Notes For Life is a non-profit organization that raises money for charities that help physically challenged children. News 12 TV recently covered one of his monthly performances at the Carmen Road School on Long Island. With his unique skill, FiZ engages and involves the children in his songs as he sings directly to them there by created a large fan base. They wear FiZ T-shirts at every one of his performances and scream out his name. His goal is to create a spiritually healing effect.

FiZ and Notes For Life hosted the first annual benefit MUSIC AND MEDIUMS on November 11, 2009 at the West Sayville Country Club. All proceeds will go to "The Golden Fund for Autism."

FiZ is in the process of creating a new FiZ TV project. He will be intertwining the arts with spirituality. FiZ will interview people who are making positive impact in the world. Whether it is a mother who supports her autistic son's vocal abilities, a CEO of a company that is responsible for implementing fundraisers for people in need and anyone in the arts who make positive contributions to the world. FiZ TV is a platform for FiZ to discuss his music, spirituality, and other topics. The first two episodes feature FiZ discussing spiritual topics such as "The Secret" and "Law of Attraction." On the next episode of FiZ TV, FiZ interviews a child named Anthony who is both blind and autistic. To see more shows go to

FiZ has acquired the tagline "PEACE.LUV.MUSIC." to promote his vision of music as a way for healing people. FiZ says, "I have always associated rock 'n roll with healing the world and playing a part of it. It was never separate. It was always connected."

"D'Mattia's album is a well-produced pop-rock album with some sick guitar lines and soulful vocals." - Terence Edwards from DEMOLITION

"Whatever sleight of hand FiZ uses on the disc is magic. The songs are warm and filled with promise." - Rikki Lana

"Motivated, engaging, exciting and above all, talented is how I would describe this up and coming musical visionary." - Maria Bolaris from FOLK IT

Music has long been a part of FiZ's life. At seven years old, when most kids are jumping around on playgrounds and watching cartoons, Tony D'Mattia could be found in a rocking chair, eyes closed, listening to The Beatles albums for hours on end. He envisioned himself becoming a rock artist and healing people with his music. As he got older, the prolific songwriter became familiar with instruments such as the guitar, keyboard, and mandolin. At age 12, he wrote the first of an estimated 1,000 songs. FiZ's songs absorbed multiple genres from Motown to Rod Stewart to Led Zeppelin. For his brand new album, FiZ brought in former Wings drummer Steve Holly and veteran producer Bob Stander for collaboration. Stander bolstered FiZ's natural gift for songwriting, a combination of stream-of-consciousness lyrics and songs based on self-imposed writing exercises. FiZ has recorded and self-produced two previous albums, Transcending and Right Where You Are. Throughout his music FiZ's message is always spiritual, hopeful, and brimming with an eternal optimism.

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MusicDish presents: Face Black Rose - "So Faded"

Hip-hop artist Face Black Rose's latest single is sure to catch the attention of music critics everywhere. With its addictive beats and energetic lyrics, "So Faded" is a great example of the variety of genres Face Black Rose has pulled his inspiration from; this track proves to be dynamic hip-hop and rap decorated with subtle rock and blues styles. After listening to "So Faded," you will find yourself still grooving along with the beat and appreciating with this up-and-coming artist has to offer.

MusicDish presents: Face Black Rose - "So Faded"

"So Faded" is now available for purchase. The 10 track EP, "The Year of the Rose" is expected to debut around Spring of 2010 on the independent label Tycoon Dynasty Records.

MusicDishTV: REGA - Wrap MC's

The premiere of REGA's first single, "Wrap MC's," was held at a New York City nightclub in late October of this year and has since acquired much attention and acclaim from all who attended the event.

"[The video] is a conceptual curveball thrown at the music industry that depicts [his] efforts to unwrap the prepackaged 'Hip-Pop' and 'One Hit Wonder' reality that exists in the music industry today, as well as challenge the creativity of fellow artists to bring back the era of substantial, meaningful and conceptual music," says REGA of "Wrap MC's."

Combining his drive and passion, REGA is sure to make his mark in the music world with his take on hip-hop. His music can be found on popular music retailer sites such as iTunes, Amazon, and Rhapsody. REGA's promotional album, "My Life In Audio," is scheduled for release in 2010. For more information and the latest on REGA, check out or contact Eric De La Cruz at (617) 821-9696/

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mi2N Launches PR Writing Service For Music Industry: Mi2n-PRESS


With a dozen years at the forefront of music PR, Mi2N announced the launch of MI2N-PRESS. MI2N-PRESS provides a complete PR solution for independent artists, labels and music companies, including professional press release writing and the option to combine the service with selected Mi2N Music PR marketing packages.

Everyone knows that the music industry isn't just about music; it's about business as well. Now, more than ever, artists must be able to successfully express their unique brand and convey news about upcoming performances or the release of a new track or CD to their target audiences. As the leading music news source and major online artist marketer, Mi2N has over a decade's experience working with people on both sides of the PR sector and knows what it takes to get results.

"Online PR has proven to be one of the most effective and affordable ways for independent artists and labels to reach out to new fans and industry professionals," commented Eric de Fontenay, Mi2N's Founder and Editor.

Mi2N-PRESS includes:
* A professionally written 400-450 word press release within 2 days of your paid submission (all details must be provided) including images, URLs, a sound link, and your complete contact information
* Automatic submission of your press release to the Mi2N newswire and express submission to over 35 Mi2N syndicated newswires
* 15% discount on select Mi2N premium PR distribution packages
* A money back guarantee that your press release will be error free and delivered on time

What people are saying about Mi2N:

"[Mi2N] is a trusted resource I use all the time to get information. I strongly recommend Mi2N Music PR" Robert Morrison, President, Chart Noise

"I've used Mi2N to increase exposure into my press releases for my company (WaTunes). I highly recommend that you use Mi2N for your press distribution as it is one of the most cost effective solutions out there!" Kevin Rivers, CEO

"[Mi2N PR] has been easy and effective for our a great price! We all highly recommend Mi2N PR services to everyone we know!" Kathy Douglas, Indie Extreme

"Mi2N is an essential service for PR." Chris Jones, 2SPR

About Mi2N
Mi2N (Music Industry News Network) is the largest online daily newswire serving the music industry. Since 1998, Mi2N has kept professionals worldwide informed on the latest developments shaping their sector by covering nearly every facet of the industry, from new business models and technological innovations to up-&-coming artists and emerging trends. Through its Mi2N Music PR service, it has become a leading PR resource for major and independent music companies around the world.

For more information, please contact:
Eric de Fontenay
Mi2N Founder/Editor
(718) 278-0662

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bethany and Rufus Roots Quartet - Iraq

The wait is over! Bethany and Rufus Roots Quartet's new CD "Live A Fip" - released in Europe - is a master collaboration between the group Bethany and Rufus (Bethany Yarrow and Rufus Cappadocia), Haitian Percussionist 'Bonga' Jean-Baptiste, and singer/flautist Yacouba Moumouni. The CD gets its name from the "Live A Fip" radio series, where they were invited to perform while doing a promotional spot for Radio France. The song "Iraq" is one that will touch your emotions, arouse your senses, and open your heart and mind to an experience beyond measure. Cappadocia's cello sings out, cries out, imploring you to listen. It is a very powerful track indeed, conveying the sorrow and plight of an impoverished, enraged land. The erratic, aggressive cello playing over soft acoustic guitar, gets the song's point across without uttering a single word.

Iraq by Bethany & Rufus Roots Quartet

"The level of musical brilliance reached by Rufus Cappadocia in "Iraq" left me speechless. His cello becomes reminiscent of mournful sorrow and wailing cry that extracts emotion like nothing else. This instrumental piece highlights both music and musician at their best..."
Review by Jessica Wilson, MusicDish

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tycoon Dynasty Entertainment Announces The Release Of Face Black Rose's Debut Track "So Faded"

Tycoon Dynasty Entertainment announced the release of "So Faded," the debut single from rapper Face Black Rose. "So Faded" is the first track to be released from his upcoming EP "The Year Of The Rose".

"Face Black Rose is different from other artists and albums of the same genre," noted manager Tracy B. of Tycoon Dynasty Entertainment. "Like many rappers, he writes his own lyrics based on his own personal life experiences, as well as the struggles of friends and family members. But that's where the comparison ends. His sound is quite unique; it's a merging of blues and techno with rap."

A native New Yorker, Face Black Rose has an opinion about his music as well, "When my mother died, I had a lot of anger in me, and it scared me to a point where I knew I had to channel it in some way. Music helped me do that. That's why I feel people can relate to me - because just like all the greats - Sam Cook, Matilda Jackson, Biggie, 2Pac, Jay Z, and 50 cents - I put my heart on the line with my music. There is passion in every note I sing and every verse I rap."

Although his debut single is just being released, Face Black Rose is not new to the music scene. Performing for the last two years, he has worked with music industry veterans Ja Rule, News, Producer Boodah Monk, and Havoc from the Infamous Mobb Deep.

"So Faded" is now available for purchase. The 10 track EP, "The Year of the Rose" is expected to debut around Spring of 2010 on the independent label Tycoon Dynasty Records.

For more information, please contact:
Tycoon Dynasty Entertainment
(888) 831-8313

Stephen Michael Apatow - If You Loved Me

Stephen Michael Apatow's latest track, "If You Loved Me," is an uplifting song that testifies to this artist's passion for humanitarianism and the grassroots fight against poverty. "If You Loved Me" features a driving beat behind ambient synthesized tones and rich chords. The piece builds to a thumping, danceable groove under the heartfelt lyrics. If this tune does one thing, it shows how passionate Apatow is for his music and, more importantly, for his cause.

Listen to "If You Loved Me" on Airplay Direct:

Monday, November 9, 2009

Swedish Indie Label Wonderland Records Presents Hearts Of Black Science


Swedish indie label Wonderland Records present electronic indie rock act Hearts of Black Science and offers free listening to the full album as well as free download of the single Gold & Dust.

Hearts of Black Science, based in Swedish Stenungsund (just outside Gothenburg) is Daniel Anghede and Tomas Almgren and they bring you powerful, suggestive indie rock with electronic influences. Think Danish Mew mixed with Keane and Depeche Mode but with a distinct personal touch.

The debut album was released on reknowned UK indie label AC30 and they did two shorter UK tours back in 06/07. Among the highlights of the tour were two live shows in the BBC6 studio in London.

Their new material is released on Swedish Wonderland Records, home of acts like Emmon, Convoj and Universal Poplab.

The Hearts of Black Science live show at Tradgarn in Gothenburg on August 25th was recorded by Swedish national radio show P3 Live and was broadcast together with a Coldplay live show in September.

You can listen to the full album, read press text in English, German and Swedish and download high resolution photo and the album cover all on one page here:

Please feel free to spread that link to anyone and everyone who loves good music!

See the video for upcoming sinle Giving In To Anger here:

The album is open for licensing and no publishing contract limits the use of their music- please do get in touch for licensing issues or for interviews and if you want more information or a copy of the CD.

We are easy going people and always open to all sorts of collaborations and ideas.

All the best from Sweden,

Sebastian Hess
Wonderland Records
Always easy listening and free downloads (Pop, rock, indie, electronic and even some remixes) with all acts on Wonderland on one page here:
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Kirsten DeHaan EP Gains Momentum On College Radio


Alternative Rock singer/songwriter Kirsten DeHaan's EP "Thorns On A Crown" has begun to impact college radio in the Northeast, with over a dozen stations adding tracks from the October release. Kirsten will be making live appearance on Wednesday, November 11th at 5:30-6:30pm at WESU (Wesleyan College, Middletown CT - Fans can help support Kirsten by calling the studio request line at WESU - 860 685 7700.

The full EP is available for download on MusicSubmit and Music Alley.

"I fell in love with Kirsten's music immediately! Her voice is a rare combination of edgy, sultry, sexy and bluesy that still rocks you to your feet! I'm a fan! And we are proud to have her music on BBS Radio!" Douglas Newsom, CEO of BBS Network, Inc. (BBS Radio)

- WOZQ (Smith College in Northampton, MA) - ADDED 11/03
- CIUT (Univ Toronto, ON) - ADDED 10/5, "1984"
- WRTC (Trinity College, CT) – ADDED 10/19
- WESU (AAA) (Wesleyan College, CT)- ADDED 9/29
- WFCS (Central Conn State, CT) – ADDED 10/21
- WAMH (Amherst Coll, MA) - ADDED 10/12
- WZBC (Boston College, MA) - ADDED 10/12
- WTBU (Boston Univ, MA) – ADDED 10/19
- WMUA (Univ Mass, MA) -ADDED 10/12,"1984"
- WBER (AAA) (Monroe Univ- Rochester NY)- ADDED, "Ms Daisy"
- WHRW (SUNY Binghamton, NY) – ADDED 10/19
- WRHU (Hofstra, Long Island NY) - ADDED 10/6
- WUSB (SUNY Stonybrook, Long Island NY) - ADDED 10/6
- WARC (Allegheny Univ, PA) - ADDED 9/29
- WCLZ (South Portland, Maine) - ADDED I'm Coming Home 10/10 & The Night Shift 10/20

"Thorns On A Crown" is by far her most mature work to date. In the current etch and sketch environment of musicians singing to beats generated by machines, it is refreshing to find an artist who wholeheartedly exudes meaning and truth, a feat that only a genuine musician can accomplish. She may be considered a newcomer to the music industry, but there is enough raw passion, talent, and promise on "Thorns On A Crown" to say definitively that Kirsten DeHaan will around for many years to come.

"Thorns On A Crown" Tracklisting:

1) 1984
"1984" skillfully maneuvers its way from beginning to end as DeHaan puts her vocal range along with a knack for soothing tones to good use, singing in a soft, but gutsy manner. The guitar playing over a catchy beat works well with her voice to produce a sultry and graceful fusion of folk and rock.

2) Double Or Nothing
DeHaan produces a well-crafted, solid folk-rock tune with passionate delivery over a foot-tapping guitar melody in "Double Or Nothing." The sharpness of her lyrics and gritty tone gives the song a freshness That will keep any listener engaged, even after multiple plays.

3) The Night Shift
"The Night Shift" delves into the very familiar territory of love as DeHaan's candor and humility together make this song easy to relate to. DeHaan's voice captures the feelings of a woman waiting and thirsting for love. Even the silences between notes seem to shout out her vulnerability.

4) I'm Coming Home
A piercing harmonica complements the delicacy in DeHaan's sweet voice in "I'm Coming Home." The layered sound and musicality gives a classic rock feel that is emphasized by the 'call and response' between DeHaan and the harmonica.

5) Ms. Daisy
"Ms. Daisy" builds a sweet melody around the idea of hope. Initially, the song seems inconspicuous and gentle, but DeHaan's voice is so melodious and colorful, it quickly works its way into the listener's heart and soul.

About Kirsten DeHaan
Kirsten DeHaan is a true jack of all musical trades. Not just a talented singer/songwriter and guitarist, she promotes her music via her label SirLady Records, does various philanthropic work for American soldiers in the Middle East, and is a strong and active proponent of the New York indie music scene.

DeHaan stomped onto the indie music scene to rave reviews in 2004 with her first album release "Conform." Critics compared her music to that of Nirvana, U2, and Belly. Her music has been downloaded over 1 million times via various peer-to-peer sites and featured on the hit reality shows Made and My Super Sweet Sixteen. Declaring "Conform" to be one of the most popular records next to the Killers and Ashlee Simpson by, DeHaan was among five artists chosen for Men's Vogue/Hennessey Flaunt Your Taste Critics Choice Awards.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Upcoming Talent REGA Has The Music Industry In A Wrap

NEW YORK, NY, November 5, 2009 - The premiere of REGA's first music video, Wrap Mc's took place in one of New York City's hottest nightclubs on October 24th. After its debut, the innovative video has been earning the attention and acclaim of some of hip-hop's most popular websites (,, The opening evening, complete with Halloween-themed decor and the commanding live performance from REGA himself, has left a strong impression on all of the attendees, including famed celebrity jeweler, David Bling and successful entrepreneur Richard Adelaar (Hopewell Capital).

"The night was a big success and every detail was thought through meticulously," says Richard. "To know that [REGA] did everything himself is impressive." Not only was REGA the artist, performer and event planner, he was also the costume designer and producer of the music video alongside director, Robert Bartolome of RAB Studios. "He has an incredible passion for everything he does," said Bartolome, "not just with his music, but with every single aspect of his career, and that's a rare thing."

According to REGA, Wrap MC's is a conceptual curveball thrown at the music industry that depicts [his] efforts to unwrap the prepackaged 'Hip-Pop' and 'One Hit Wonder' reality that exists in the music industry today, as well as challenge the creativity of fellow artists to bring back the era of substantial, meaningful and conceptual music. Through his fervor, REGA aspires to become a credible and well-established force in the music and entertainment industry.

About REGA
REGA is an emcee/songwriter who was born in the Dominican Republic and now emerges from the inner-city of Boston, Massachusetts. Stemming from his full performance title Erregular, REGA co-founded his music label, EnT, with business partner, Tavio Hobson in 2008. Comprised of 4 songs, the Wrap Mc's maxi-single box-set is REGA's first release and will be available on iTunes, Rhapsody and The promotional album, currently entitled, "My Life in Audio" has a scheduled 2010 release date.

For more information, videos, and event photos, visit, or contact Eric De La Cruz at (617) 821-9696/