Friday, July 2, 2010

MarilynMusic At The The Vertical Room: Phil Hamilton, Autumn Rowe and Devyn, Joanne Perica

By Eric de Fontenay

MarilynMusic has been busy at its NYC studio 'The Vertical Room' working on new tracks to add to its catalogue, including three new songs with Phil Hamilton, longtime guitarist for R&B and soul legend Luther Vandross. The world class guitarist lent his chops to "Gotta Find A Way," a blues rock song a la Nickleback, "Some Girls," and reggae/dance pop track "Say The Word." The songs will be available on MarilynMusic's soon to be launched website this summer.

Having recently mixed the song titled "I'm A B A Celebrity," Casey Conrad got together with featured up-and-coming Hip-Hop and R&B musician Devyn Of D. Magic and singer/songwriter Autumn Rowe to strategise and coordinate the hot new single's release. Autumn recently collaborated with hit producers Stargate (Rihanna "Rude Boy", Beyonce "Irreplaceable") on the single "Happiness" for Jay-Z's newest artist Alexis Jordan on his label, Star Roc/Roc Nation/Sony.

Casey has also been writing songs with singer-songwriter Joanne Perica for Pop singer Daniella's debut solo album. Billboard-charting artist from the girl group Harlow, Joanne has written songs with some of the top writers in the business, including Michael Bolton, Toby Gad, Anjulie, Serabee and Andy Goldmark.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Eye On China: Metro Vocal Group - Under a Vast Sky

On Youtube "Metro - Under a Vast Sky":


Subsequent to releasing their highly successful version of Joey Yung's "My Pride" on YouTube and MOGO, Metro Vocal Group has now decided to tackle one of the greatest songs ever to come out of Hong Kong, "Under a Vast Sky" by arguably the best rock band Hong Kong has ever produced, Beyond. The video is set to release on June 30th, as this is the anniversary of the tragic death of lead singer and songwriter, Wong Ka Kui. According to musical director Sean Oliver, they wanted to pay tribute to the musical visionary whose songs were a strong part of Metro's inspiration to begin performing in Cantonese.

The accompanying music video is a somber reflection of the genuine depth and sadness of the Wong Ka Kui story. The video begins with a quote from the great musician, "Music is the international language. If there is music, the world will never end." These words encapsulate the life and mission of Wong Ka Kui until his untimely death, which Metro have tried to capture in their version of his song and accompanying video.

Metro is an internationally known, four-man a cappella group, originally hailing from the United States who have been performing all over the world for the past twelve years. Their music embraces such genres as pop, doo-wop, classic rock, barbershop, R&B, Broadway and jazz. Metro Vocal Group is currently working on their next project. Due to release in September, it will be their first Mandarin song.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Video: "Robert Lauri - Air Dance"

Watch "Robert Lauri - Air Dance" on Youtube:

Robert Lauri's funky new tune "Air Dance" finally gets more exposure thanks to this video created by Evoluzione Grafica. The song is a funky-dance rhythm enriched by urban inspired loops, with the accordion taking a melodic lead. The video shows very touching images of poverty and war, but also beautiful cityscapes from the air.

"Air Dance" is an extract from the album "United Souls". The album is now available from all major online retailers.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Sat, July 3rd - Global Freq Pres FREAK N CHIC Boat Party W/ DAN GHENACIA (Paris)


Global Frequencies Presents


Aboard the Queen of Hearts
Pier 40, NYC


DAN GHENACIA [freak n' chic]
CONNIE [airdrop, resolute]
CRAZY LARRY [time to get ill / airdrop]


Back on the high seas around Manhattan, this very special Independence Day weekend cruise features the creative underground house and techno sound of FREAK n' CHIC head honcho DAN GHENACIA. Along with Resolute's CONNIE and the inimitable CRAZY LARRY, as well as special guests PASHA, SEBASTIAN and Timeout NY's BRUCE TANTUM, this jammy is not to be missed... stellar music, brilliant sound, cold drinks, great catered food, amazing views of NYC and an unparalleled vibe.

Check out our boat party promo video, courtesy of Alex Samoilescu:

See pics from our May 29th Boat Party, courtesy of Julio Carlos:

Board 5pm | Cruise 6 - 10pm | Clarkson St. @ Westside Hwy | Full Bar | Dinner options are available on board.

Bring just 4 of your friends and we'll comp your admission! Simply email us at with full names of ticket purchasers.

All boat guests will be entitled to complimentary admission to Sullivan Room for the afterparty.

Save the date:
Saturday, Aug 28th - Summer closing boat party... lineup TBA

Dan Ghenacia & Dyed Soundorom @ matter, 4th April 2010

Lead Track From MarilynMusic's "Pure Rock" EP Available For Download

Marilyn Music - Burnin' Man


Songwriting, composing and publishing house MarilynMusic is offering a free download of the lead track, "Burnin' Man" from their debut EP "Pure Rock."

The warm distorted guitar in "Burnin' Man" is the perfect complement to the passionate lyrics. This is a tribute to deep burning love and how powerful it can be. The wailing guitar and slow, steady beat convey the longing one can feel for another. This song is about pure fiery passion.

"Pure Rock" is a whirlwind tour through rock and roll history. Each song has a distinct sound with influences ranging from the Beatles and Steve Miller to more modern rockers like Nirvana, right up through to contemporary rock of today. Where tracks like "Lost Man In Los Angeles" are dominated by distorted guitars and crashing drums, others like "She's Cool" offer an acoustic rock sound with melodic vocal lines and smooth chord progressions.

MarilynMusic is the partnership of musicians/composers Michael Gaines and Casey Conrad. Gaines and Conrad created MarilynMusic to marry their love and knowledge of a broad range of musical genres with the tastes of today’s pop audience. The prolific duo has numerous tracks recorded and produced, with new material constantly coming down the pipeline. Gaines and Conrad collaborate on every aspect of the music from the writing to the finished product, but the two have distinct roles in the process. Gaines is primarily responsible for lyrical composition and Conrad produces the recordings. Both write the music and play on the recordings – Conrad on bass and drums and Gaines on guitar.

"Pure Rock" is available for purchase through iTunes at:

Listen to, read more and follow MarilynMusic at:

Eric de Fontenay
18-14 Astoria Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11102

Polarity/1's Single "I'm So Broke" Reflects Challenges Facing So Many Americans


Polarity/1, whose music crosses multiple genres and speaks loudly and clearly about socioeconomic, governmental and financial injustices and deceptions, announced the release of the track "I'm So Broke" from his new CD "Free Money (But You Have To Pay). The 9 track LP is a digital collection of many songs the artist has written about the free-falling American economy, and was released in May 2010.

On the rock track "I'm So Broke," Polarity/1 continues to wail about finances, forcing every listener to understand how it feels to have nothing in such a wealthy country. Commenting on the homelessness problem, he says: "What's left in my pocket goes to keep me off the docket." Screaming "I'm so broke" over and over, listeners are left to think about the current state of America, as they must try to find solutions that will balance out the distribution of wealth in the country.

The FREE MUSIC (But You Have To Pay) EP is available for download at no cost at: .

About Polarity/1
The music of Polarity/1 is exactly what the name suggests: conjoined opposites - a mash-up of new: cutting edge electronica/hip hop/nu-jazz and old: roots music of America (blues, funk, country, early jazz), Brazil (samba, pagode, etc.) and West African groove science. "Polar succeeds in his mission of forcing you to pay attention and not lull into the sounds you 'expect' to hear," noted

To listen to more of Polarity/1's music, check out his MySpace page @

Contact: Eric de Fontenay
18-14 Astoria Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11102
(718) 278-0662

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Get Busy Living. Start Making Music


Sometimes we postpone our passions to such a degree that life passes us by without us following our dreams and desires. Days go by, weeks go by, months go by, and years go by. Are we living the life we want to live? Are we making music the way we want to? Or too busy doing minor things and not focus on our real passions which drives us from within. If your passion and dream is to make music then get busy doing it than delay another day

Its all fine to say that, then how does one go about doing it?

Bite Size Tasks â€" Break It Down
First of all it is key to recognize that even if its a surmountable goal, we break it down into simple manageable tasks. Say for instance, your dream is to be able to play the piano so you can play it as your main instrument or accompany yourself while singing or compose on it. If you haven't already mastered it then the first step is to take appropriate lessons. What can you do today towards that goal? Maybe find a piano teacher near you or write down ways to save or make money for the piano lessons. If you are already in a band and creating songs, then create a business plan for your band promotion, or find ways to promote your band online to find new fans. If you have already created a CD, then find ways to network offline and online to get your music heard one fan at a time. It all starts with one fan getting to know your music and passionately spreading the power of your music to the world. Never ever underestimate the power of your fans

Do, Learn, and Do Until You Achieve
Thirty years from now, we will be regretful of the things we did not do or didn't even attempt than by the things we did do or even tried and failed. But then there are no failures in life only learning experiences. If that's the case its a win/win situation to try and do things we are passionate about. If and when we so call 'fail', we simply discover what doesn't work for us so we 'learned' something in the process then we won anyway. If we managed to achieve what we wanted to in the first place then its a win situation also. If we didn't, then we change our approach and do it again, until we achieve what we need to achieve.

Do It Today â€" Get Momentum
The power of acting on your dreams is key to get things in motion. We get so much energy by being in motion. Moving. Doing. Performing. When you go dancing don't you get that feeling of joyful bliss of being in that moment of movement? When you stay in one place, there is no motion. Things are still. Not moving. Not moving forward. Stagnant. What you can do today, towards your making music dreams do it today. Even if its a small task. Especially if its a small task. That will give you the momentum you need to propel forward. When you begin a task, you feel a small victory in your mind. When you do a bit more the next day you have these small 'baby victories' in your mind to move forward even more. When you place your music on a download site for sale, and you see that one fan had bought your music it gives you a sense of satisfaction that you touched that fan enough for them to invest in your music. You continue with your online promotion you find that you have fans listening and buying your music. This will inspire you to create more music. Not just because of the financial rewards but the emotional rewards of knowing that you have touched another human being via your music.

Keep Your Focus â€" Never Lose Sight Of Your Goal
When you are 100% focused on your goal, you become very powerful. No one can deter you from your goal. You are locked into your target destination. If you find yourself deviating from your target goal, you will realize and be aware that you are slightly or significantly off your track and you will adjust yourself back on track. Life may throw challenges at you and you will be challenged at times with the usual resource constraints of finances, lack of time and the usual perceived constraints we are all faced with. If you are not focused and not locked into your target goal, it is very easy for external influences or challenges to throw you off track and keep you off track because you are not grounded into your passionate goals. But when you have your goal locked in, then its hard for the challenging elements to get to you. You are determined. Your intention becomes so powerful that you will not give up. When your intention is 100% of what you really want in your life, then all the energies you need are on your side. You will rarely self-sabotage yourself when you are true to your passions and have your 100% intentions for your lifetime desires/goals. Never let your dreams die. Because your dreams are your wings which will fuel you and give you the strength to fly on your journey to your soul satisfaction

So get busy living the life you were born to live, your best life. The best of you, so we can hear your music when you start making music and when you share with us â€" the rest of the world. Get busy making music at the same time enjoy the journey to your musical creations. Never give up on your dreams, ever.

- A Sincere Note From The CEO,

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