Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Music Industry Attracts Investors To MIDEM

Key investors for the music industry will be heading to Cannes for MIDEM and MidemNet, which run from 22-26 January 2011. Saul Klein, Partner at Index Ventures, will be giving a keynote on 22 January, while several major investors will be judges at MidemNet Lab and others will be dispensing advice during the MidemNet+ mentoring sessions.
Venture capitalists are becoming increasingly interested in the music industry as digitalisation places mobile and digital technology at the forefront of development. "Investors are strongly attracted by the exponential development of digital and mobile technology linked to new music distribution methods and new ways for consumers to interact with music. The music industry also needs investors to finance these innovations," stresses Dominique Leguern, Director of MIDEM. "Among the leading venture capitalists who will be attending MIDEM, we are delighted to welcome Saul Klein, a key investor in digital entertainment who will present his vision of the future of investment in the music industry and the monetisation of its content to MidemNet delegates."
A Partner at Index Ventures, a leading investment firm in new technologies, Saul Klein also has a seat on the board of many digital companies like Songkick, whose progress has generated a lot of media buzz since its selection at MidemNet Lab 2010. Klein has been a keen follower of start-ups since 1999 and was involved in the rapid success of Skype. He was in particular one of the founders of The Accelerator Group (TAG) and of Seedcamp, a leading start-up incubator. His in-depth experience means he is able to spot those developments that attract the most interest from the international investor community.
The judges of MidemNet Lab 2011 will include several key investors, who will sift through the selected projects to choose the most digitally innovative in music industry terms. They include Daniel Klaus, Managing Partner, AppFund (US); Rob Moffat, Associate, Balderton Capital (UK); Tony Askew, Managing Director, Reed Elsevier Ventures (UK); Pv§r-Jv?rgen Pv§rson, General Partner, NorthZone Venture, (Sweden) and Mattias Ljungman, Partner, Atomico (Sweden/UK).
Other major venture capitalist players who will be offering their valuable advice at MidemNet+ during one-to-one sessions to promote the development of MidemNet+ participants' digital business include Jean Bourcereau, General Partner, Ventech Capital (France) and Nenad Marovac, Managing Partner, DN Capital (UK).

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

MarilynMusic Welcomes Fans To Their "House Of Love" Available On ITunes

MarilynMusic announced the release of their new R&B single "House Of Love" which is now available for purchase on iTunes. The track shows the continuing diversity of MarilynMusic's compositions, cut from the cloth of classic R&B.

"House of Love" can be purchased on iTunes at:

Commenting on the new release, Michael Gaines of MarilynMusic said, "House of Love" is a song that we're very proud of because of its positive message along with the pop infused soulful vibe of the track. We're also thrilled to have worked with such a good singer as Jimmy Ramsay. He brought so much to the session in the way of vocal arranging ideas that the tune got even better. That's really a fun part of this process."

The verse to "House of Love" fondly brings to mind boy bands though the chorus quickly develops into a "Stevie" like R&B song. The guitar solo fills in with melodious runs of its own, while the rhythm guitar maintains a simple constant strum keeping the groove with the vocalist.

MarilynMusic is the partnership of musicians/composers Michael Gaines and Casey Conrad. Gaines and Conrad created MarilynMusic to combine 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.

MarilynMusic released their debut EP Pure Rock in May 2010 - a whirlwind tour through rock and roll history. Each song offers a different timbre and seems to draw influence from a different place. In September 2010, they also released the track "Black Wave Coming," a heartfelt testament to the tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. With sounds ranging from the Beatles to Coldplay, all of these tracks are unique and definitely pure rock.

You can also listen to, read more about and follow MarilynMusic at:

Eric de Fontenay

The U.K.'s Mister Jack Announces "Santa Is Comin'" On December 13th

London, UK -- Sarah Mayal of Arival Records announced today that Mister Jack, who is famous for his creative and popular YouTube videos, radio play, and popularity on social networking sites, has recorded a new single that will be released just in time for Christmas. The song, "Santa Is Comin'" will be available at all major online retailers on December 13, 2010. It is already available for radio airplay.

With his new single, Mister Jack, the pop/punk/ska/reggae master of the U.K., brings to us some 2010 holiday cheer with a smooth Reggae Club mix. The guitar sets off "Santa Is Comin'," which is a fun song about getting together for a romantic Christmas night. The Reggae beat features a solid drum groove and horns that punctuate the hook without being overbearing. The female vocals make the hook work with Mister Jack, as he assures the ladies that Santa will be fulfilling their every wish (naughty or nice). The overall mix is perfect for having some fun on the dance floor this holiday season!

Born in Hammersmith, West London, in 1986, the artist known as Mister Jack has garnished many accolades over the years for his brand of music which is an anthemic mix of what he calls "power pop, punk, rock, ska and a hint of British humor". A self-taught guitarist by the age of 10, Mister Jack began writing guitar riffs while performing in U.K. punk rock bands from 2004-2006. He was honored with an exclusive feature in the Reggae section of, became the 18th most viewed musician on YouTube UK, and also awarded him numerous honors for his songs. He became the featured artist in August 2009 on Pax Stereo TV and his single "Pretty Damn Cool" on Arival Records had a total of 50,000 YouTube views. His latest single, pop reggae Christmas track "Santa Is Comin'," will be released in time for the Holiday Season on December 13, 2010.


Sarah Mayal
Arival Records
+44 7534744451

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Synthesized Ghost Of 80's by Synth-Dimension

The featured track from Ruslan Bozhok's Dreams Of The Electronic Mind is "Synthesized Ghost Of 80's," which is a mid tempo techno with strong thematic lines, and the driving pulse of 16th note arpeggiated bass and classics 80's synth sounds. The piece is built around solid chord changes from F minor to B flat minor, and then it resolves from E flat minor C, which is a set up for great melodic writing. The drum beat keeps the song driving along for an enjoyable song that fits this style well. Synth-Dimension shows not only a love for the fun of 80's Electronica, but solid themes and variations of classical music, which give this instrumental track strong harmonic substance. It will be very appealing to those who enjoy good composition with a groove.


Synthesized Ghost Of 80's by Synth-Dimension :

Jessica Sierra - Enough!

Everyone knows just how difficult life can be, but when you add the eyes of the unforgiving media and paparazzi to that, it can be a recipe for disaster. Yes, fame does come at a price and Jessica Sierra addresses that issue with passion in her new video "Enough". Sierra conveys a strong message to people about the struggles she has endured trying to regain control of her life in the midst of American Idol recognition gone too far. The video begins with the sound of a rock guitar at the beginning, quickly followed by drums. Using tight shots and close-ups of Sierra bound and struggling to free herself from ropes which secure her wrists, the message is clear that she is continuing to fight against the ties that have been placed upon her, and she emphasizes her desire to be free to live her life in happiness.

The impact of the video relies heavily on the track and a Queen-ish "We Will Rock You" stadium style beat along with her facial expressions which aptly show both annoyance and tenacity, while she twists and turns to free herself, both physically and emotionally. During the hook, strings come in to sweeten the mix and the breakdown has a nice distorted guitar section, then breaks back down to Jessica's next verse. The video ends with her breaking free of her ties and proclaiming "Enough!"

Jessica Sierra - Enough! :

Monday, November 8, 2010

Gonzalez Y Gonzalez Presents 'Thanksgiving Eve Fiesta' With Live Salsa Band & Latin DJ

Gonzalez y Gonzalez is proud to be hosting it's first Thanksgiving Eve Fiesta, featuring live Latin music and great drink specials. On Wednesday, November 24th, the popular downtown Mexican restaurant, bar & Salsa club will be the perfect destination for anyone looking to start off their holidays with an all night party. There is no cover charge -- it's FREE -- but you must 21 and over to enter. The night's entertainment includes:

* Renowned timbalero RALPH IRIZARRY and his ensemble will be performing their trademark Salsa fusion of "Pura" and "Son Cubano."

* DJ CHARLIE will heat up the dance floor, mixing Latin music hits, from salsa and reggaeton to bachata and Merengue.

* $6 chilled JAGERMEISTER shots all night. Plus the Jager girls will be present with lots of free giveaways!

* Even more drink specials with $6 Gonzalez MARGARITAS (choose from over 10 flavors) and $6 shots of Sauza TEQUILA.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 9pm - 4am

Gonzalez y Gonzalez
625 Broadway, NoHo, NY
(bet. Bleecker & Houston)
tel 212.473.8787

About Gonzalez y Gonzalez
Located steps away from SoHo and great shopping, Gonzalez y Gonzalez serves Mexican cuisine in a festive downtown location. NYC's longest bar is always buzzing with it's famous margarita and draft beer Happy Hour specials. Thursdays through Saturdays, Gonzalez features performances from the best local Salsa bands, DJs spinning Latin music hits and free Salsa dancing lessons; with no cover at the door. Open since 1989, Gonzalez y Gonzalez has become a landmark destination for a diverse tri-state area community. Come in to enjoy delicious Mexican food, refreshing drinks, grooving salsa dancing and Latino culture.

Maclyn Lucille Asks "Where You At?" In New Single Released October 26, 2010

Rick Rucker, CEO of Bringing The Ruckkus Live Entertainment, announced that Pop/R&B sensation Maclyn Lucille's latest single was released on October 26, 2010. The track has already garnered critical acclaim, and was one of the top five downloads on during the first week of its release along with songs by such notables as Jamie Foxx, Rick Ross, and the Black Eyed Peas. "Where You At?" is the latest notch in the belt of the young diva whose list of accomplishments is the proverbial equivalent of a wish list for musicians. The track will be available on December 1st at iTunes,, Napster, Rhapsody, Mixer, Zune, iLike, and Pandora.

Born in Detroit and raised in Cleveland, the 18 year old singer/songwriter utilizes her four and a half octave range to deliver a rich and powerful sound influenced by such artists as Lauryn Hill, Tina Turner, Chrisette Michele, and jazz great Sarah Vaughan. With pop weighing in heavily in her repertoire and musical style, she is definitely an artist with crossover appeal. Her stage presence and performances have been compared to those of the superstar Beyonce. While her talent is definitely innate, she acknowledges that her classical background and training at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan played a part in the development of her unique style.

Maclyn Lucille's resume' includes a Best New Female R&B Artist Nomination at the 2009 Ohio Hip-Hop Awards, a solo performance for President Barack Obama's appointed reverend Otis Moss and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, features on Village TV, and a performance at the 2009 Tri-C Jazz Festival. She has also served in the capacity of the NAACP's featured soloist in the Cleveland area. Maclyn Lucille also performed the national anthem at six of the Cleveland Cavalier's home games in 2008, receiving a standing ovation at all from crowds of 30,000.

The Berklee alum's ability to craft a hit record has received the attention and praise of various industry talents from Skyz Musik (Keri Hilson, Rick Ross, and Kanye West) to Grammy nominated Beatsmith and Young Yonny. She has been featured on some of the internet's hottest websites, like Leak Jones and Don't Lose Your Day Job's "VIRGINIA SLIMS" section. Maclyn Lucille will also be featured in the November 2010 online edition of Ozone Magazine.

There have been many positive reviews about the new song and the young beauty who sings it. Clark Kent of said Maclyn Lucille has, "An amazing voice that transcends all genres of music." Tom "Slim" Clover stated, "I am the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Editor of Grind Mode Media LLC and I just wanted to let you know that I really like this track. Feel free to let people know that the track is now in regular rotation on Grind Mode Radio at www.GrindModeConnect.Com."

How does Maclyn feel about it? She said, "I genuinely enjoyed the whole musical process, especially recording with the The Dopeboyz. We put a lot into it, and I believe that shows in the final presentation. It's a fun, feel good record – something the ladies will love, but the men can rock with too."

For more information on Maclyn Lucille or to hear her music, visit any of the following sites.


For booking inquires/additional information contact:
Dj Ruckkus