Saturday, September 10, 2011

Come Play, Pitch, Party & Pathfind At The Independent Music Fest Nashville

Indie Music people from all points North, South East and West will converge on Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, September 30 - October 2, 2011 for the Independent Music Fest Nashville.

We're having a Pitch Fest. Come play on multiple indoor stages performing artist & songwriters stage slots are available. The goal of the event is to pair performing artist with original songwriters who have the types of material the Artist are seeking for their Acts. By mixing the two together we hope to get writers products in the hands of others who are working shows. This is Music Row and it is Music City, USA, so do not be shy!

Mid way thru the Fest on Saturday evening the event host an Indie Music Masquerade Ball. People are encouraged to come as they ARE NOT and hide behind a mask. The dance band comes out, mask and costumes are donned in a continuous buffet and the party is on. There will be a silent auction, raffles, prizes and give-a-ways. The fundraiser will benefit the Independent Music Association. The Tennessee Not For Profit is a working organization that helps music members get things done.

Education has also been an important part of our activities over the past ten years and after two years of preparation we are proud to launch the Independent Music Association. The Tennessee Not For Profit is a working organization that helps independent music people get things done. Utilizing Action Plans especially designed for each member combined with a Step Level approach to the biz, we offer an opportunity for members to pursue their goals. With our custom designed Pathfinder Task Manager soft wear, we can analyze results, measure progress and identify what is and is not working.

The Independent Music Association will be providing three days of working exhibits for attendees to learn how to stay focused. Come visit the working exhibits and displays of the IMA. The serious Indie needs tools and a support structure. The IMA provides this and offers a long term approach to the business of music.

There will also be a pre event Great Fest Give-A-Way! All Registered badge holders will be automatically be entered into a drawing September 23rd. Claim your prize at the event Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 ! We're giving away 1. Five Instrument Demo with Pro Vocal & Back Up Vox from! 2. 250 Professional CD Duplication Package by National Media Group! 3. Six each Co writes with the writer of your choice! Tony Stampley, Bobby Keel, Tommy Barnes, Stan Webb, Boomer Castleman, Carl Knight & Tirk Wilder. 4. One Independent Music Association Lifetime Membership. 5. Three, 3 song DVD of your performance at the fest. 6. Lisa Aschmann Co write and her book, "1000 Songwriting Ideas", 7. Ten each Live Vocal Recordings of your performance. 8. Tickets for Two to the Indie Music Masquerade Gala & Songwriters Ball Fundraiser.

4 Ways To Sign Up! Registration Is Open. We would like to invite everyone out there who either is an Indie music professional or is trying to be one. This is the age of independents. If you want to be scheduled to play, pitch, party, path find visit us at , Email: or call 615-424-1491.

Sponsored in part by the 10th Annual Nashville SongWriters Festival on Music Row held every June at

South-East Asia Absolute Indie Compilation

Music Services Asia is thrilled to announce the release of the South-East Asian Absolute Indie Compilation, featuring many electrifying indie and alternative acts from the South-East Asian region.

Curated by 5 promoters from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore, SEA Absolute Indie highlights the strengths of the region and its export potential. The compilation will be distributed in stores and on iTunes from October 18th, 2011.
Music Services Asia, along with procuring the best upcoming music in the South-East Asian region, extends their warmest welcome to two prolific international bands, Deerhoof and Dr. Dog (USA). The compilation will feature artists such as The Cambodian Space Project, The Trees & The Wild, and The White Shoes & Couples Company, whose reputations precede them as dominant members of the local thriving indie music scene, the new electro band Zebra and Snake (Finland), and many more.

The compilation will be released under Valleyarm Digital Music Distribution in the lead-up to the groundbreaking debut of UpToTheSky Festival organized by Figure8 Agency and The Secret Agents/Ruangrupa, to be held in Singapore and Jakarta from December 3rd-5th, 2011.

Video teaser:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The 10th Annual Small World Music Festival Sep 22-Oct 2: The Beat Of The Globe

Small World Music Presents

September 22 to October 2
Venues: Lula Lounge, Armenian Youth Centre, Yonge Dundas Square, Koerner Hall, The Great Hall, and Enwave Theatre

The tenth anniversary of Small World Music's signature annual program marks a milestone, both for the organization and for Toronto's world music community. Over the past decade, this passionate and dedicated organization has worked with thousands of people to weave the thread of world music through the fabric of the city.

As always, this year's Festival embraces the past and future of global sounds, showcasing new sounds infused with youthful energy and the spirit of cross-cultural collaboration that makes for a Brave New World of Music. The 10th anniversary festival edition truly has something for any world music lover's ears: legends of their genres such as Asha Bhosle and Shujaat Khan, Hilario Duran, and Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino; international rising stars including A Moving Sound, Sidi Touré , Luísa Maita and Dang Show, and electronic tastemakers and pioneers like Quantic, dunkelbunt, and El Hijo de la Cumbia. As always, Toronto and Canada are proudly and diversely represented by the likes of David Buchbinder's Andalusia to Toronto, Autorickshaw, Eccodek, Njacko Backo, Boogat, Drumhand, Prince Enoki's Insect Orchestra, Lemon Bucket Orchestra, and The Tich Maredza Quartet. The festival's centrepiece Small World in the Square on Saturday, September 24 at Yonge Dundas Square. Appropriate to the occasion, this most ambitious day of programming in Small World's history will offer 10 mainstage concerts featuring sounds from all over the world -- absolutely free!!

For ticket information, artist bios and audio samples, please visit the Small World website at

Schedule of Events

(click date link for each Festival event page)

Thursday September 22
10th Birthday Party & Festival Kickoff Party
with Prince Enoki's Insect Orchestra
& Lemon Bucket Orkestra (Canada)
@ Lula Lounge
(1585 Dundas St. W.), 9:00 pm
Tickets: free show

Friday September 23
Funkété 1-Year Anniversary
feat. El Hijo de la Cumbia (Argentina) & Dos Mundos DJs
@ Lula Lounge
(1585 Dundas St. W.), 9:30 pm
Tickets: $10 at, Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.), Soundscapes (572 College St.) & Kops Records (229 Queen St. W.)

Friday September 23
Dang Show (Iran)
@ Armenian Youth Centre Auditorium
(55 Hallcrown Place, North York), 8:00 pm
Tickets: $30 at

Saturday September 24
Small World in the Square (Pan-Cultural)
feat. Quantic, Autorickshaw, A Moving Sound, Eccodek, Luísa Maita, Drumhand, Boogat, Tich Maredza Quartet & more
@ Yonge-Dundas Square
(1 Dundas St. E.), 1:00–11:00
Tickets: free show!

Sunday September 25
Hilario Durán (Cuba/Canada)
Celebrating the First 35 Years
@ Lula Lounge
(1585 Dundas St. W.), 6:00 pm
Tickets: $25 at

Sunday September 25
Pedro D-Lita (Brazil/France)
@ Lula Lounge
(1585 Dundas St. W.), 9:30 pm
Tickets: $5 at the door

Tuesday September 27
David Buchbinder's Andalusia to Toronto (Pan-Cultural)
@ Koerner Hall
(273 Bloor St. W.)
Tickets: from $39 at the Royal Conservatory website, by phone at (416) 408-0208
or at the Weston Family Box Office

Wednesday September 28
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Italy)
@ Lula Lounge
(1585 Dundas St. W.), 9:00 pm
Tickets: $20 at, Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.), Soundscapes (572 College St.) & Kops Records (229 Queen St. W.)

Thursday September 29
Sidi Touré (Mali)
@ Lula Lounge
(1585 Dundas St. W.), 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 at, Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.), Soundscapes (572 College St.) & Kops Records (229 Queen St. W.)

Friday September 30
Bezerka featuring [dunkelbunt] Live (Balkan)
@ The Great Hall
(1087 Queen St. W.), 9:00 pm
Tickets: $25 at, Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.), Soundscapes (572 College St.), Kops Records (229 Queen St. W.), Shanti Baba (546 Queen St. W.), The Fairies Pyjamas (29 Kensington Ave.), Centre of Gravity (1300 Gerrard St. E.) & Alternative Thinking Bookstore (758 Bathurst St.)

Sunday October 2
Karevan Ensemble (Iran)
Performing Homeland Variations
@ Harbourfront Enwave Theatre
(235 Queens Quay W.), 8:00 pm
Tickets: $20 at Harbourfront Centre Box Office (235 Queens Quay W.), by phone at (416) 973-400 & Pars Video (6083 Yonge St.)
Sunday October 2
Asha Bosle & Shujaat Khan (India)
@ Koerner Hall
(273 Bloor St. W.), 8:00 pm
Tickets: from $45.00 Tickets: from $45.00 on the Royal Conservatory website, by phone at (416) 408-0208 or at the Weston Family Box Office

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

MusicDish*China To Bring Swurv Radio To China's Hungry Urban Fans, one the world's most popular Internet radio stations has selected MusicDish*China to help develop its brand in Greater China, including Taiwan and Singapore. A leader in internet radio for over six years, has received multiple awards & nominations, including four-time "Editor's Pick" on Microsoft's "Windows Media" channel.

"Having observed develop its brand over the years, we're pleased to have the opportunity to extend its reach into one of the world's largest music markets and growing urban scenes," noted MusicDish*China founder Eric de Fontenay. "We firmly believe that urban music will have a significant place in China's evolving music sector and plan to assist SwurvRadio play its role in that transformation."

"This is a special moment not just for, it is also a salute to all the hard work our staff has put in over the years. To be able to cross over to an even bigger market that embraces American culture as it does, is a HUGE win for Hip Hop and we plan to bring the noise as only we can via MusicDish*China," says SwurvRadio CEO "Osiris".

MusicDish*China will build and manage SwurvRadio's online and social media presence in China, through leading portals such as Sina weibo and music site Douban as well as in Taiwan (Indevox) and Hong Kong (Alivenotdead). MusicDish*China will also help build partnerships with promoters and communities as well as developing content specific to China's urban music scene.

SwurvRadio's Managing Partner, Jerry Doby says, "I have used MusicDish and its news release component for several years, with exceptional results. I have watched Eric and his company as they have grown and branded the various MusicDish entities and this company has my complete trust as we move forward into this new market."

MusicDish*China has been developing a growing roster of bands in China, including Houston-based indie rock band PALE, Oslo's 80s glam rock band SEKS and Paris-based electro-jazz group South Froggies. For more information on MusicDish*China SNS marketing at, a subsidiary of Swurv Media Group, LLC, has grown to create an online home for both independent and major-label artists seeking to increase listenership and viral exposure. is dedicated to becoming the number 1 Internet-radio destination for listeners of Hip-Hop, R&B Classic Hits and Top 40. Nominated for the 2011 A&R Award from the United DJ Alliance, a coalition of some of the most influential DJ organizations in the United States; Nominated for 2011 SEA Award in the top Internet/Satellite Radio category (3rd nomination). For more information on SwurvRadio -;;

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.

Contact Info:
Eric de Fontenay
Skype: MusicDish

A "Taiwan Phenomenon" At The CMJ Music Marathon: 3 Bands, 3 Sounds

Taiwan Phenomenon showcasing band Bearbabes

The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival, New York City's largest and longest running music event, is known for its diverse artists, lively audiences, and in keeping with the Big Apple's own culture, international flavor. This year's 2011 CMJ Showcase will be no exception as three Taiwanese bands make their first appearance, bringing the sounds of Taiwan and their own individual styles to the people of NYC.

Dubbed "The Taiwan Phenomenon," the bands - Bearbabes, Echo, and 1976 - will make their first CMJ appearance from 8-10pm on Wednesday, October 19th at Dominion NY. The showcase is being organized by the Taiwan Government Information Office (GIO) and a-Peer Music Co., Ltd. So what should we expect from our friends from the East? I'm willing to put my money on an absolutely incredible and memorable experience.

Bearbabes is an alternative rock band whose music includes elements of everything from hard rock to Brit rock to jazz, which in itself is interesting enough, but if you consider the fact that their roots actually began in folk music, you can begin to see the scope of this band's talent and range. The band was founded in 2000 by guitarist Chun Wei and vocalist/bassist Jia-Heng Chang. Meng-Chih Lu is the band's drummer, but the group's secret weapon just might be female vocalist Fei-Tsuei Luo, who plays keyboards and also adds a touch of something unique to the band's sound with her cello. And while Bearbabes only has two albums to their credit thus far – "03:53" released in 2006 and "Year After Year" which was released in 2010, they are widely recognized as the leading alternative rock band in underground music circles, and have performed in Hong Kong, mainland China, and Japan. Their music is described as "heart-warming with deeply impactful vocals, powerful drum loops, and soothing and poetic lyrics," which are a staple of Western music.

Echo, also known as the Psychadelic Voice of Taiwan, combines modern poetic lyrics with Neo-Psychedelia rock music to create their unique sound. Band members Pochang Wu (lead vocalist), Yin-Chun Lo (guitars), Wenyen Chiou (bassist), and Chunyu Mu (drums) saw their first big break in 2002 after releasing their debut album, "Sensual Drive," which garnered critical acclaim from media outlets and hugely popular musicians such as Wubai, who is proclaimed to be Taiwan's "King of Rock" Echo's second album, "Bastille Day," boasted twenty four songs conveying the band's thoughts on the pursuit of freedom and the search for the inner soul. "Bastille Day" was released in 2007. In 2008, Echo hosted and performed in more than 100 concerts and tours in Taiwan, including a "movie concert" at the renowned Chin Mei Movie Theatre, effectively securing their spot as one of the top bands in Taiwan. Echo's latest album, "Virgin Air" was released in 2010.

Rounding out the mix of the "Taiwan Phenomenon" is the post-punk, new wave, Brit pop, dance, and rock band 1976, who were students of the '80s UK post-punk and new wave music. Band members Raykai (lead vocalist), Zac (guitar), Warren (drums), and Chouc (bassist) self-released their debut album in 1999, and shortly thereafter joined Crystal Records, which was a top indie label in Taiwan in the 1990s, releasing their sophomore album, "Sense of Direction" in 2000. The self-titled single from that album gained a near cult status. After releasing their third and fourth albums, "Encourage With Love" and "Still The New Wave Flow," 1976 did their first tour in Japan. Not stopping to catch their breath, the band built their own studio in 2007 and released a limited edition EP "In Clubbing We Trust." 2008 and 2009 were pivotal years were 1976 as they partnered with the indie label Rif Music Corp to release their first studio album, "Asteroid 1976" and were the opening band for OASIS' tour in Taiwan. Their second studio album, "Manic Pixie Dream Girl," led to their being crowned the Best Band of 21st Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

AndrewVictoria Music Duo: Triple Threat & Triple Treat!

Show like American Idol, Xfactor and Karaoke Battle USA are proving there's a wealth of fabulous undiscovered singers and musicians out there. But how many of them write their own material, work the stage like they were born to it, and can sell originals to audiences who line up after a show for an autograph on a simple home-produced acoustic CD?

That's the magic of singer/songwriter duo, AndrewVictoria who have been stacking up the honors for their songwriting since February 2011 when they won "Songwriter of the Month" at SONGWRITER'S UNIVERSE for their original, "It's Not Over". A month or two later, they took out 2nd place in New York's CLASH OF THE ARTISTS songwriting division for 3 more songs.

This was followed in June by a fabulous win in their own hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, when they took home "the DEVA" and a cash prize for their gorgeous song "REPEAT YESTERDAY" in the H24 Songwriting Challenge. That contest was indeed a challenge to all who entered: contestants were given 24 hours to come up with an original song that adhered to 3 strict criteria. They then had to perform it for a live audience 24 hours later. You can read the details and see a video of the events while listening to the song itself at AndrewVictoria's YouTube site. Incidentally, AndrewVictoria also provide a link there for a FREE DOWNLOAD of this beautiful love-song, "Repeat Yesterday".

But that's not all: it's just been announced that AndrewVictoria were finalists receiving a score of 9/10 once again for the song "It's Not Over" in the worldwide and renowned UK SONGWRITING CONTEST. They also made the semi-finals with 2 others of their originals.

While it's wonderful to have a fantastic voice (and Victoria certainly has that) or to weave magic on a guitar as Andrew does so well, recognition for excellent songwriting raises an artist or in this case, a duo, to another level. These two talented artists have always lit up a stage with their performances and presence, but now they are excelling in what is possibly an even tougher arena: songwriting. They recently shared the stage at a local fundraiser with the well-known fellow Canadian singer/songwriter duo, Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet (now known as WHITEHORSE). Without a doubt, AndrewVictoriaproved to all who saw and heard them that this is where they deserved to be.

AndrewVictoria were also very recently selected to perform in IMAGEFM's Indie Music Showcase Concert Series. You can watch the 4-video concert of AndrewVictoria HERE The third song in the set is that award-winning "It's Not Over". Well that's for sure: it's far from over for AndrewVictoria ... a triple threat and a triple treat!



Asia J has done it again, with her new hit single "Lite Them Up". The superstar that Asia J has grown to be, is taking the hip hop World by storm. Lite Them Up is one out of seven singles on her album 13 Scrolls, which in many people's eye sight is a Grammy album.

Asia J has accomplished to beat down all competition in many hip hop charting systems, including reverberation, holding down the number 3 spot next to Da Troopa and Philadelphia's own Meek Mills.

Wow with hits like "Lite Them Up" it's not a surprise why Asia J is blowing up globally and showing up as a feature artist on national and international websites everywhere. The truth about the matter is that, Asia J has what it Takes to make not just amazing songs, but to be seen as a brand name talented and business that will change the music scene for many life times to come.

The official release date for "Lite Them Up" is set for September 6, 2011, Which her label "Jos Entertainment" has agreed to release thru their parent label "Musik And Film inc." and their distributor "Iris Distribution". Which distributes to over 450 retail end points in over 85 countries. Whether it's a major retailer in the UK or an electronic outlet in Malaysia, you will found Asia J's new release "Lite Them Up"...

Asia J will also be introducing her music industry news letter to her fans and viewers worldwide. So be sure to join her friends and fans club as soon as possible to receive Asia J's news letter. Asia J's appearances will also be posted in her news letter.

So to the world, prepare yourself for Asia J, bringing you great music and emotions that will help you thru out your day. Get Asia J's music at Amazon, ITunes and Rhapsody, be sure to check her out on YouTube channels " Josentertainment1 and Musicsalesonline" and all websites below...

Artist Management
Troy W. Davis
1715 McKean Street
Suite # 205
Philadelphia Pa. 19145
Phone: 215-970-6136

Monday, September 5, 2011

"I" By Jahmings Maccow

Jahmings Maccow’s video “I” is a spiritual Rastafarian message conveyed in a medium that is moving to the heart and soul. While the track is reggae rock at its essence, it crosses over into another musical realm that is soothing, reassuring, and inspirational. The video itself is simple to avoid distractions from the song’s meaning, and has its intended effect on the viewer. This slow tempo, magical tune is mellow music that is good and strong. Interesting and tranquil images unfold throughout the video but keep the listener tuned in to the message which exudes happy feelings, enthusiasm, and positivity! The guitar solo is an added pleasure, and the track is lyrically positive. Maccow certainly shows his musical prowess with this track.

“I” is available for purchase at on iTunes and Amazon

"I" By Jahmings Maccow

John Galea - "Faded Popstar"

John Galea’s video “Faded Popstar” is so cool and creative that it will remind you why they began making music videos in the first place. With the use of animation, pictures, photos, and moving pictures, Galea gets his point across to mediocre musicians very nicely: You might be popular right now, but if you’re not the real thing and your songs always sound like someone else’s, you’ll fade away from musical memory sooner rather than later. The song is adorable, lyrically astute, and absolutely true. Galea has a great voice and gives a great vocal performance on this upbeat and catchy track. “Faded Popstar” has a very nice beat and the piano playing is great. The song has a very original sound, and it’s clear that Galea is not throwing rocks while living in a glass house with this track. This is one artist whose talent is not debatable, and pop music lovers, as well as anyone who loves to hear good music with a story behind it will love having “Faded Popstar” in their collection.

John Galea - "Faded Popstar"