Friday, July 16, 2010

Publishing And Composing Duo MarilynMusic Releases New Rock Track


Marilyn Music - Layin' Love On The Line

Songwriting, composing and publishing group MarilynMusic has released the second track from their debut CD "Pure Rock."

Their new song, "Layin' Love On the Line," is about the risk we all have to take when we search for love. Warm guitar tone and rich vocal harmonies display a soul bared to the world. Call and response between the singer and lead guitar is particularly beautiful and the wall of sound that builds throughout this track is powerfully enveloping.

Stream "Layin' Love On the Line" at

"Layin' Love On the Line" is also available on MarilynMusic's debut EP, "Pure Rock." The album is a whirlwind tour through rock and roll history. Each song offers different timbres and seems to draw influence from a different place. With sound ranging from the Beatles to Steve Miller, these tracks are unique and all rock.

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

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Quasi-Rock Band A Raven's Sorrow In Video Interview With New England Garage Bands


Jeff Glazier and Jason Percival, the Founders of the quasi-rock band A Raven's Sorrow, were recently featured in a live videotaped interview with Jeff Royds of New England Garage Bands. In the more than 30 minute interview, Glazier and Percival explained their music and their philosophy on life.

In the video interview, Glazier acknowledged that while his music is not for everybody, they definitely have their fans. Commenting on the interview and his music, Glazier said, "It's a way of expressing things that can't be put into words. If, through my music, I can get close enough to expressing my feelings about certain subjects, then I've accomplished my goal."

A Raven's Sorrow has released a set of demos for two albums, "Chrysalis" and "Hail Suicide" and is currently producing the full "Chrysalis" album. Along with Percival and Glazier, the band is comprised of fellow member Joseph Cox.

Read Part I of the interview with A Raven's Sorrow at

About New England Garage Bands
New England Garage Bands (NEGB), originally called Boston Garage Bands, was officially launched in April 2007 by Jeff Royds. Through their online presence, NEGB offers local musicians access to the exposure they need to promote themselves, which is essential for success in the music industry.

KPee - Do The Drunk Man

Listen To KPee on Fairtilizer:

Up-and-coming rapper KPee is a talented rapper with a fascinating story. He creates his music and rhymes while fighting for the United States Army in Iraq. His latest drop is "Do the Drunk Man," a bouncy bass driven club track about partying at the club. KPee raps about drinking and dancing and federally having a great time out. The backing track has catchy pop lines and danceable beats reminiscent of 50 Cent. This young soldier is sure to make a splash when he returns from his current tour.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Michalis Terzis - 'The Sea'

Listen to 'The Sea' on Fairtilizer:

Greek composer and pianist Michalis Terzis is about to launch his new album this August. His style can be described as new age music with a strong classical undertone. His music pretty often breaks the scheme to roll onto undiscovered places of ethereal imagination. There is no doubt Michalis Terzis' music is originally conceived to mesmerize and amaze listeners' ears.

'The Sea' is an original and brilliant composition. The piano gives you notes of celtic beauty, while the melody and the rythym often transpose you to the mediterranian coasts. Also, classical music is well represented by riffs of wind instruments placed all throughout the track, sustaining a well constructed song full of colors and vitality.

The eleven (11) song CD, "The Rhion-Antirrion Bridge", is set to hit stores worldwide on August 3rd at Sunset Classics & Jazz (SC&J).

Go to for more on Michalis Terzis.

First Reeperbahn Campus Keynote Confirmed - Welcome Seymour Stein


On Thursday, 23rd of September, music business legend Seymour Stein will open the official Reeperbahn Campus Programme at Schmidt Theater with a keynote speech.

As co-founder and chairman of Sire Records since 1966, he discovered world-famous artists like Madonna, the Ramones, Talking Heads, The Cure or the Pretenders - just to name a few.

Still under Seymour Stein's leadership, since 2003 Sire Records is part of Warner Music Group's label-portfolio.

The First Panels Are Confirmed:

Festivalsaison 2010/11
The festival season 2010 is over and for some festival promoters along came new insights. What were the trends of the festival season 2010, how did business go, and most important, what are the results for the upcoming season?

A selection of international festival promoters draws a conclusion and dares to take a glimpse into the season 2011.

Panelists: Stefan Lemkuhl, DE (Melt!), Christoph Huber, CH (Sankt Gallen Open Air), Rob Challice, UK (Association of Independent Festivals) and others; in cooperation with Yourope;

News & Trends concerning Ticket Sale
In 2009 Rammstein already tried to leave behind the existing structures of ticket sale and took the financially interesting business into their own hands.

While established players, such as CTS Eventim and Ticketmaster dominate the market, new and old players are bringing forward their ideas to change these structures. Such as the so called “Do It Yourself-Ticketing” online application by SmartTickets or Ticketscript, that supposedly even provides an income opportunity for the promoter. At the same time, new technologies as well as the changes in consumer's behaviour, enforce the evolution of new business models, like “Mobile Ticketing” and “Social Ticketing”.

We think it's time to analyse and talk about the pros and cons of modern ticket sale.

Panelists: Johannes Mertmann, DE (Ticketscript), Klaus Zemke (photo), DE (Ticketmaster), Ralf Scheffler, DE (SmartTickets/Batschkapp) and others;

Best Use Of Music - The Cannes Lions 2010
The shortlist of the award winning commercials from the category "Best Use of Music" at the International Advertising Festival Cannes 2010 and highlights - presented by WerbeWeischer, German representative at the festival.

What musical influences were the most successful this year?
Does the trend go towards composition or (hit)licensing?
How much musical creativity can advertising take in 2010?

Again Reeperbahn Campus will be the first to show and discuss the best and musically groundbreaking commercials - among others with one well known jury member of this year's Cannes Lions Festival.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Glimps: Music Made To Order Via Facebook

Aslem Smida, Manager and Producer for the Electronic/Dance/Pop band The Glimps, says the band has given new meaning to "making music just the way you like it." The Glimps are using Facebook in a most innovative way, actually allowing registered members on their Facebook fan pages to vote on each and every aspect of a track before it is released. The culmination of this journey will be the release of their debut track in mid September, and one each month after that until the finalized version is ready in June, 2011.

The Glimps want to make the music that their fans will enjoy the most. So, one track at a time, they develop three different versions of a song, post them to Facebook, and allow the fans to vote on them utilizing a poll. Fans also decide on the artwork for the CD, the name of the song, and even the lyrics.

Anyone can listen to the 30 second extracts of the songs that are posted on both Facebook and ReverbNation, but those who sign up for the band's mailing list will receive full streaming access, which is the band's way of maintaining a special relationship with their fans. Members who become fans and help to promote the band by sending emails to their Facebook contacts (and either copying or blind copying will also receive a free track, which will be sent to them through email.

The three versions of the first and current single were uploaded to Facebook on July 7th for fans to begin voting on. The opportunity to provide feedback to the band will continue until mid-September, at which time, the results of the polling will be gathered. The band will then use that information to go back into the studio and make the final track. The song will also be given a title at that time, and the final CD cover art will be selected, all based on Facebook fan voting and feedback.

While the first track is being made in the studio in mid-September, different versions of the second track will be uploaded to Facebook and the process will begin again. Smida commented, stating "We're giving fans a bit more time to complete their voting on the first track. After then, they'll be familiar with it, and we'll have a database of fans ready for polling. We should be able to complete one track each month, with a goal of four finalized tracks and artwork by December, and a complete debut CD ready by June, 2011."

The Glimps began working together as a band in 2010, merging their love for funk, pop, disco, and electro music. The band is comprised of keyboardists Max Danton and Victor Valdez, and vocalist Christophe Paris, who are all from Paris, France.

As the band's CD will be released in both Europe and the U.S., the band has set up Facebook fan pages in both French ( ) and English ( ).

For more information on The Glimps, visit their official website at:
You can also get the latest news and updates on Twitter at

Aslem Smida
SMD Conseil
148 rue Emile Zola
92600, Asnières sur seine, France