Friday, August 5, 2011

MusicDish*China Launches Music Video Competition For Chinese Bands

MusicDish*China announced the launch of a new music video competition for independent Chinese artists and bands. Open to bands from the mainland, Hong Kong/Macau as well as Taiwan and Singapore, the competition will offer them the opportunity to have their videos promoted on the MusicDishTV platform as well as by Chinese music portal Sohu ( Bands can enter the competition at

"I originally launched MusicDish*China after having been exposed to the vibrant indie music scene in China, particularly Beijing," said MusicDish*CHina founder Eric de Fontenay. "Now we have an opportunity to share the best of that talent with music fans across the world with this competition."

Running between August 2-24, four winning music videos will be selected for online promotion campaign through MusicDishTV, which has promoted over 300 music videos through video sharing platforms, social networks, web communities and blogs, as well as featured and promoted on Sohu's music video portal.

MusicDish*China is proud to be working with, China's premier online brand that has built one of the most comprehensive matrices of Chinese language web properties and proprietary search engines, consisting of seven leading web properties. Niurenku ( will also be promoting the competition through its online video network that produces original short form content for the smart, hip and web savvy China youth.

About MusicDish*China
Launched at MIDEM 2010 in Cannes, France, MusicDish*China is the latest online brand from MusicDish LLC, a digital music company, providing a unique insight into China's emerging music industry. Focused on Greater China, MusicDish*China is building its brand as well as that of its artists and partners through partnerships with major stakeholders such as festivals, promoters and producers as well as its in-house social media marketing.

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J. L. J - "Party On"

The hip hop track “Party On” is a fast paced groove with solid beats and hooks that will have you “getting your crunk on” all night long. Boasting smooth rhymes and music that you can seriously jam to, club goers and all who love to party are in for a treat with this song. The premise of it is that the clubs may close, but the party continues on. And for all the ladies and gents who want to keep it going, the dance, the drinks, and the desire to party are not ending – just moving to a different locale. The vibe is right, the song is tight, and it represents well as an anthem for those who are serious about the way they like to party after hours.

Party On by J. L. J

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Spirit Of Peace And Music Festival Announces Camping At The Rock Hollow Hunt Club

Scully Entertainment, LLC is teaming up with the town of Freeport, IL and Mayor George Gaulrapp to bring you a brand new festival in Northern Illinois. Chevelle, Everclear, Filter, BoDeans, Los Lonely Boys,Tonic, The Apollo Effect, Joshua James and Big Head Todd and The Monsters and an additional 40+ up and coming artists are set to rock three stages! Camping is now available at $25.00 advanced ticket sales and $35.00 on arrival. Free shuttle buses to and from the camp grounds will be available.

This summer, Scully Entertainment, LLC is holding a new event titled The Spirit of Peace and Music Festival. The Spirit of Peace & Music Festival seeks to bring together the best of the nations' up and coming artists while giving some of the worlds' best emerging bands a national platform and launch pad.

The three day event kicks off Friday, August 19th, 2011 with 40+ artists showcasing some of the best, hardest working indie bands from across the world, along with internationally established groups.

Chevelle, Everclear, Filter, BoDeans, Los Lonely Boys,Tonic, Joshua James, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, and Davin McCoy, with 40+ up and coming artists are rocking the stages! With artists and vendors also showcasing their wares on festival grounds, all participants are working toward a common goal: bringing back the spirit of peace and music and putting Freeport on the musical map of the world.

A grassroots project through and through, the residents of the town of Freeport, IL are intimately involved in every aspect of The Spirit of Peace and Music Festival supported by Mayor George Gaulrapp, with citizens and local businesses investing both money and product to make the event a success not only this inaugural year, but for many years to come. More than 40,000 people are expected to attend.

The setting is in Freeport, Illinois, in the midst of America's heartland. The festival grounds are surrounded by corn fields, barns, grain silos, and grazing livestock - a pastoral setting that will temporarily be rocked by 40,000 visitors who come seeking a weekend of brotherhood and high quality music in this peaceful, rural setting. Camping for the entire weekend is being held at Rock Hollow Hunt Club. The club is located in Freeport with over 400 acres with approximately 20 fields available for camping, hunting or outings with the family. Shuttle bus service is available free of charge for those attending the Spirit of Peace and Music Festival.

About Scully Entertainment, LLC: Patrick Scully is an Entertainment Specialist with a flair for putting the "Wow" into corporate and special events. As Founder and Creative Director of Scully Entertainment, he has produced hundreds of bold and imaginative shows for companies across Northern Illinois and is initiating one of the hottest showcasing festivals in North America.

The Production Team - A collection of the country's most successful festival producers form the SOPAM production team:

David Hogan: (Hogan Entertainment) is Operations Director for mutiple festivals and venues in the US including the Spirit of the Suwannee Music park Live Oak, Florida. David is one of the industry's most well respected and successful festival operations guy and has assisted the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in becoming the Souths #1 live music venue that features well known events such as Wanee, The Suwannee River Jam & The Bearcreek Music Fest. David has more than 20 years experience in all elements of festival production. There is no detail too small, nor too complicated for David. He delivers a seamless, organized, quality production every time.

Fred Brennan: Known regionally and nationally as one of the most talented entertainment bookers of his generation, Fred is a walking encyclopaedia of music- of all genres, all decades and is a master of rock and roll trivia.

Spring boarding out of a 20-year radio career on-the-air and as a major market Program Director, Fred Brennan jumped into the deep end of directing, programming, and producing live entertainment in his hometown of Chicago. From 2001 to 2009, Fred's portfolio included programming and producing more than 25 festivals and 4 concert series annually; booking and handling over 6,000 bands in the process.

Since that time, his "soup to nuts" ethic with talent and production has been utilized by National Touring Clients, Concerts and Festivals around the country, and with Music Placement Firms for Film & Television, where he has been brought in to assist.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hip Hop Resurfaced

Once in a great while there comes an individual who projects his or her own distinct message and breaks the mold of the everyday artist. A product of the Lower East Side of New York's Baruch Projects, Musa Shakir Yasin (known as Sheek Yasin) has a burning passion and distinct style marked by his soulful voice and effortless flow. Standing 6 foot 7 , this towering artist is everything but one dimensional. Musa has the ability to captivate any audience bringing something new to the table every time. He describes his genre as "spoken soul". Sheek Yasin has received recognition from hip-hop icons such as Wyclef Jean, Nas, and Doug E Fresh. Sheek Yasin has appeared in various competitions, performed in many talent shows, has been heard on multiple radio stations, and has been featured on several DVDs. As a solo artist, Musa grabs the everyday listener's ear and takes them on a journey through the windows of his soul with an arsenal of songs ranging from street anthems to poetic tales. Musa started off doing regular political poems and songs then made the conversion to speaking about Islam and Giving Dawah through Music.

Summers - "Too Late"

The video “Too Late” is the first single release by the rock band Summers, and is truly a rock lover’s paradise. The music and style of Summers is reminiscent of Def Leppard in the 1980s. With a overall great song from the band, lead vocals, a rocking good guitar solo, heartfelt lyrics, and a catchy chorus, the video and song are well done and impressive. With lyrics like “I pushed the good girls out/And let the bad girls in/Then you came along/And changed something/Girl, there are no doubts/That you are my everything/But you didn’t know/Cause I didn’t show/,” and a chorus that backs that up with “Hey, give me a chance to change my ways/Please stay/Oh baby don’t go away/It’s not too late for me to love you/It’s not too late for you to change your mind/I can’t make it through without you/It’s not too late…,” the song is lyrically strong with a great traditional pure rock sound. The video showcases the various band members performing the song in addition to the story of one man’s struggle to get the woman he loves to give him a second chance. It’s not too early to get your rock on with “Too Late,” and you’ll be glad you did.

Summers - "Too Late"

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Ocean Midi Festival 2011" Coming Soon!

China's No.1 outdoor music festival Midi Festival continues to spread music and dreams across the nation. From August 4th to 7th, the Ocean Midi Festival will be held at the Olympic Water Park in Rizhao, Shandong Province! Midi is touring in Beijing, Shanghai, Rizhao and Zhenjiang this year - this frequency has broken the record amongst any music festival brand in China!

The upcoming Ocean Midi Festival has not only invited such leading characters in China's rock world as Cui Jian, He Yong and Tangchao; it will also feature some of China's hottest new bands like Miserable Faith, Brain Failure and Twisted Machine. In addition, the reknowned 2008 Mercury Prize nominee British Sea Power will also rock the Midi on August 5th. Meanwhile, some famous Chinese folk singers including Zhang Weiwei, Guo Long, Chuan Zi, Zhou Yunpeng, Hao Yun as well as bands from Hongkong and Taiwan will also join the stage.

Apart from the rock stages, this Ocean Midi Festival will also set up an e-stage! Midi Festival is the first music festival in China to ever include an electronic music stage. This year, more than 30 artists from the best electro bands in Beijing and Shanghai will gather at Midi. Techno, House, Drum &Bass, Funky, Electro, Dubstep... The various styles demonstrate the fast development of China's local musicians and predict the explosion as a trend of electronic music in China.

Rizhao, with its longest and widest beach in northern China and ecologically-friendly environment, is know as the "garden city" in China and has been awarded the United Nations Habitat award. The theme of this Ocean Midi Festival is still "Love the Bears!". The Animals Asian Foundation (AAF) will also come to the festival to assist in promoting this theme.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Transporta - "I Wanna Dance With You"

Pop artist Transporta transports you to a different time and place with his new release, “I Wanna Dance With You.” It’s a fast paced, moving and grooving dance track with a great beat, and a nice bass and synth, along with computer generated vocal manipulations to make it even better. The song has a dance hall style without the breaks, and is definitely one for movers and shakers. The track and video have so much energy flowing, that if you’re not dancing to it, you must be comatose.

The video, which was shot at a club and is very well produced, shows everyone jamming to the beat as Transporta hones in on the hottest girl there and moves in, ready for the pursuit and the catch. As he praises her beauty and his need to dance with her, the viewer is taken on a musical journey that is just plain fun. The video also showcases some serious dancing talent, including that of Transporta himself. “I Wanna Dance With You” should be mandatory on the playlist at any club, if they’re interested in getting the party started and keeping it going, that is. With lyrics like, "I like the way you’re working that pole/ The way you’re moving so under control/” says it all as Transporta smoothly lays it down and you dance, dance, dance. The music is strong with a pulse that can only result in much movement and partying.

Transporta - "I Wanna Dance With You"

David Cash - "City of Angels"

David Cash's "City of Angels," is a sobering look at the war that's going on in the inner city neighborhoods of LA that people tend to ignore because of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. With hard hitting, thought provoking lyrics like "It's a long way from heaven/In the city where the Angel's from/From the streets to Hollywood dreams/In the city of LA/," Cash reminds us that in the place nicknamed the "City of Angels," it's far from heavenly as many continue to fight day to day just to survive the mean streets of LA far from the spotlight of celebs.

The video is simple, but effective and gets its message across with a look at the "other" side of LA where life is much different than many of u can imagine. With a throng of peeps from his streets, Cash's video doesn't add any extras that aren't needed to distract from the main message. Though the song itself has a great beat and is musically solid, it makes the viewer/listener want to think more than dance, accomplishing its purpose with excellence and simplicity in a well -conceived video.

David Cash - "City of Angels"