Friday, December 24, 2010 The Social Network Against The Grain Of The Music Industry

On January 3th 2011,, the social network that turns its back on the music industry will be launched on the Internet. The website's services will allow artists whom do not want to sign with record labels to share their playlists and to receive donations directly from Internet users. They will also be able to advertise their concerts throughout the world via a geolocation system that connects artists and internet users. is a website where unsigned artists and Internet users are connected directly via a real time publication system. Innovative technologies will be available to unsigned artists who would like to develop themselves without record labels. is set to be launched on January 3, 2011 and a festival of fair music is expected this summer. All the know-how of Reshape-music supports its services on the technological skills and know-how of the label Reshape-music, the first fair music label in Europe combining technologies and Art Direction. All the services proposed are made for the development of smaller artists. The two founders of have complementary profiles: Jeff CALY was immersed in the music industry from an early age. Founder 5 years ago of the label Reshape-music, he is a music enthusiast who likes discovering new talents. Julien Mille meanwhile is a developer. He masters the web's languages he discovered during his studies in Computer Engineering. Together, they form the bedrock of, a social network of a new generation that will forever change the balance of power between small marginalized artists and music industry. "We are proud to offer a site for artists, where they have the possibility to receive donations, directly from the Internet." said Jeff Caly. "It is time for artists to turn aside from the music industry." Said Julien MILLE. online exclusive and innovative services allows to discover unsigned artists, but also to be notified when a concert is held in a venue near the user and if any of his friends are going. Artists, meanwhile, will be able to create or expand their community and move from virtual meeting to real, during concerts. In addition to its online services, the site advocates a new vision for the music market's future, much more in tune with our times. "We have the ambition to create a fair trade channel in the music as it exists for coffee or cotton."

The press is invited to a press conference on January 20th, the day before the MIDEM, for a presentation of the website and of the first artists joining this new philosophy.

Press contact:
Jeff CALY - Label Reshape-music
2 rue Andre Messager - 75018 Paris
Telephone : +33 (0)
Email :
Site :

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gonzalez Y Gonzalez Presents Fiesta Grande 2011, NYC's Best New Year's Eve Party For Salsa & Latin Music

Celebrate New Year's Eve 2011 at NYC's legendary Mexican restaurant, bar & salsa club, Gonzalez y Gonzalez. Bring in the New Year, salsero-style, with live Latin beats, delicious Mexican cuisine and the city's best margaritas.

Come to Gonzalez y Gonzalez where our New Year's Eve Fiesta is for the salsa dancing enthusiast. Renowned timbalero Ralph Irizarry and his ensemble will perform live their trademark sound of "Salsa PuraĆ¢€ and "Son Cubano." Groove to electrifying Latin beats as DJ Charlie mixes the best merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and more all evening.

Savor the culinary flavors of Mexico with a three-course dinner. Enjoy the best margaritas, mojitos and more with our premium open bar. And make some noise as you countdown to the New Year with a midnight champagne toast. So bring your friends and family and join us at Gonzalez y Gonzalez for a real fiesta caliente and make this New Year's Eve a memorable one.


Doors open at 8pm; Bar closes at 4am
Basic Admission $25; $15 admission after 12:30am


=> Table For The Entire Evening In The Music Room
=> Four-Course Dinner
=> Premium Open Bar (4 Hours from 9pm to 1am)
=> Half Bottle Of Champagne For Every Two Guests
=> Includes Admission Fee
=> Complimentary Coat Check


=> Table For The Entire Evening In The Front Room
=> Waiter Service At Your Table For Food & Beverages
=> Three Course Dinner
=> Premium Open Bar (4 Hours from 9pm to 1am)
=> Includes Admission Fee
=> Complimentary Coat Check


=> Table For The Entire Evening In The Front Room
=> Waiter Service At Your Table For Food & Beverages
=> Three Course Dinner
=> Includes Admission Fee
=> Complimentary Coat Check

- Limited space available. Purchase tickets to guarantee seating.
- Listed VIP ticket prices are plus 8.875% tax and 20% service charge
- Premium open bar does not include shots

Purchase tickets Monday-Friday 11am-5pm
by phone 212.473.8787 or in person at Gonzalez y Gonzalez

For more information, visit our website
call 212.473.8787 or email

21+ with proper ID to enter; proper attire required

Mexican Restaurant, Bar & Salsa Club
625 Broadway, NoHo, NY 10012
located between Bleecker & Houston Streets |

Subway: N & R to Prince. B, D, F & M to
Broadway/Lafayette. 6 to Bleecker.

Discount parking @ Washington Square Village Garage (212.253.9061). We validate your ticket ($10 for 4hr). Entrances are on Bleecker & West Broadway or West 3rd St. and La Guardia

African Flava - Denise Gordon - The Best of African Music (One World - One Love edition)

African Flava - Denise Gordon - The Best of African Music (Video Link):

The track “African Flava” by artist Denise Gordon from the album The Best of African Music (One World One Love Edition) is a world music lovers dream. With an upbeat tempo that has an African rhythm infused with a bit of a reggae sound, it’s a feel good song that makes you want to celebrate the motherland by getting up and dancing. Singer Denise Gordon who normally records in the R&B genre, shows that she can hang with the best of them in the world music arena with this video which is fun and colorful, displaying African art and symbolism throughout.

The tracks of the album "The Best of African Music (One World - One Love edition), have been carefully selected and compiled by Didier Kussu.
The outcome is the best Christmas gift of 20 lovely songs for true music lovers.

Featured artists are Akon, Keri Hilson, Nneka, Paul Play Dairo, NAS, Damian Marley, Ed Jatto, Obiora Obiwon, Tate Simms, Adonye Green, Blackface Naija, Seun Kuti, TEA, Shaman's Dream, Jason Farnham, Cesar Funck, Proofsound, Denise Gordon, Miss Maawa, Sunburn In Cyprus, Afrotech Project, Basiru Suso, Eddie "SEA" Caldwell, Gene Katsuro among others.

For more info:

MarilynMusic Collaborates On Holiday Music Catalog For 2011

Michael Gaines of MarilynMusic is currently collaborating with Emmy award nominated singer/songwriter Lenna Bauerly and noted songwriter Eric Palmquist of Disney Studios on a series of Christmas and holiday themed songs that are intended for various artists. The trio is also developing a catalogue of holiday tunes for release during the 2011 Holiday season. While the emphasis is on Christmas/Holiday Season songs, the growing catalog will encompass all the major holidays such as Mother's Day and Thanksgiving.

Lenna Bauerly ( has written songs for a considerable number of others, and made her debut in 2007 as an artist herself, reaching #29 on the Billboard Club Play Chart with a remix of her pop song "Evenly." Lenna is one of the most played artists on the CBS hit show Guiding Light, which is the longest running drama ever, entertaining television fans for over 70 years. Her second remix single "I can hear the money," was remixed by Mark Picchiotti (Kylie Minogue, Enrique Iglesias) and Luigie Gonzalez/Finbarr Massi. The track reached #35 on the Billboard Chart Club play.

A songwriter and industry veteran of nearly twenty years, Eric Palmquist has held executive positions with Quincy Jones Music Publishing, Famous Music & was Vice President at Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. He currently is Senior Manager, Global Income Tracking, Disney Music Publishing, and is a Board Member of the California Copyright Conference.

About MarilynMusic
MarilynMusic is the partnership of musicians/composers Michael Gaines and Casey Conrad. Gaines and Conrad created MarilynMusic to combine their knowledge and love of a broad range of musical genres with the tastes of today's pop audience. The prolific team has numerous tracks expertly produced, with new material constantly being created. Gaines and Conrad collaborate on every aspect of the music from the writing to the finished production.

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.

Eric de Fontenay

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"Christmas Wish" by Mashanda Huskey

Mashanda Huskey's very special "military message" version of "Christmas Wish" reminds us all of the sacrifices being made by our armed forces and their families who are spending Christmas apart this year. With a vocal style and performance reminiscent of Lee Ann Womack, the song is beautiful, moving, and deeply touching. This is one track that really accomplishes its purpose, as it tugs at your emotions and puts American names and voices on a war that we sometimes think of all too nonchalantly, incorporating heartfelt, personal Christmas wishes from U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The special military message version of "Christmas Wish" can be heard on over 100 radio stations nationwide.

Audio Link:

Penny's Gang Records (PGR) is a faith-based, innovative, multi-genre record company based in Bishop, CA with distribution through Fontana.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Stephen Michael Apatow - The American Way

Six weeks out of surgery and two weeks into chemotherapy/radiation for tonsillar cancer, H-II: Stephen Michael Apatow recorded and produced the soundtrack “The American Way”. It’s reminiscent of a late 80’s/early 90’s rock/country tune, with just a hint of Depeche Mode, due to the somewhat muffled lyrics. The track starts off slow and turns into a mid-tempo tune. Clearly, by his motivation and triumph, this is the Land Of The Free.

To obtain a copy the MP3 soundtrack, direct an email request, subject line: "The American Way" to:

The American Way:

'Now or Never' - Eutheria

Eutheria takes their fans to an altered state of consciousness, with their latest track "Now or Never." The track is an Electronica/Trance groove with feel good lyrics and hypnotic rhythms, which invites you to be "picked up from the ground," and takes you on a euphoric escape, with only one thought in mind, "it's now or never!" If you are looking to get energized with positive vibes and a great beat, then you'll definitely want to get your hands on "Now or Never."

Eutheria have released their debut album entitled 'Forever'. The five track EP is being offered as a free download at Eutheria's official website,

'Now or Never' by Eutheria:

The Amazing Insurance Salesmen At 2Kolegas Christmas Party On The 25 Of December 2010 !

"The Amazing Insurance Salesmen", this year's China Global Battle of the Bands winner, will be playing as headliners for this year's Christmas party at 2Kolegas on the 25 of December.

Joining them will be "DH and the Hellcats", "The K", and "Skarving".

Don't miss it, it will be fun !

"The Amazing Insurance Salesmen" is a band lead by French man Zhang Si'an, with"Free the birds" drummer Maomao from China and bass player Maikel from Holland. The band plays original experimental music and songs inspired by bands such as Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendrix and music genres like Jazz, Blues, Bossa nova, Fusion, Classical music etc... The band formed in the summer of 2009, when French singer Zhang Si'an was looking for a way to go back to rock music after ten years of playing folk music, chinese inspired folk songs and Jazz. He asked two of the best musicians in Beijing to join him in a journey to create a new experimental rock sound. The music of the band is very unique in Beijing. It flows between short melodic punk-rock songs and long instrumental guitar driven progressive rock improvisations sounding like David Gilmour and Carlos Santana. The band has and still is playing in Beijing’s most famous venues such as 2Kolegas, Mao livehouse, Yugongyishan, the What Bar, D22, Club 13 etc... The band also played in music festivals including the Beijing Haidian Park festival and the Beijing Nanluoguxiang festival." The Amazing Insurance Salesmen" are currently recording their first demo, which should be available in a few months.