Monday, December 31, 2012

Renoir Records Releases DG Bros - Spin It Back (Original Mix)

The DG Bros are back with their latest electro house hit: "Spin it back". Endorsed, played and played again by scores of world class DJs, DG Bros coolest ever production has been drawing club goers to the dance floor like no other track in recent months. Fraught with spectacular electronic nuances and teeming with harmonic, mellow synths, "Spin it back" is just what you've been waiting for. It will be available December, 26 2012 on Trackitdown exclusively and January, 14 2013 on Beatport, iTunes, Spotify and all other stores.

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iFame TV Relaunches With Hip-Hop Legends Super Group "The Alumni"

(iFastFwd Media) - iFame TV, now airing on ROKU (in the music section), YAMGO TV, and virally on, is about to be taken over the hip-hop legends super group "The Alumni" which features Chubb Rock, Special Ed, Monie Love, Kwame, and Dana Dane. Each day of the week you can watch all exclusive new and classic performances, shows, and The Alumni trailers ending with a special live performance from Philadelphia, PA, which can only be seen on iFame TV.

iFame TV CEO Rob Schwartz says "This is thrilling for both our network and for music in general. To have five of my favorite artists not only as a group, but to have them take over our network is exciting! We are excited about the new look of our website and this is the perfect way to launch it."

Hip-hop legend Dana Dane, one fifth of The Alumni, who kicks off the takeover says, "We are amped that The Alumni is being featured to rock out with the iFame TV family. This is a historic move! Fullcircle."

The new website now features a live stream play-out which airs both online an the ROKU. It also shows of their large amount of content ranging from movies, TV shows, music videos, concerts, comedy clips, and more.

"We plan on ending 2012 with a bang!" says CTO Ray Calubayan. "We are starting with the new website with the Alumni, then rolling out the new comedy series "The Bar", then releasing a lost Tupac episode of "Dance Party" USA from 1992. We plan on releasing the trailer exclusively on our site right after The Alumni Takeover".

iFame TV (Independent Film and Music Entertainment), under the WHO?MAG Multimedia umbrella, is the new TV network catered towards music related programming. With a large variety of content ranging from classic music shows like "Dancin on Air" and "Dance Party USA" to current popular programs like DMTV and WHO?MAG TV, iFame is the new network for a new generation.

ROKU is the leading IPTV/Smart TV box reaching over 4,000,000 households nationwide while YAMGO TV reaches over 35,000,000 cellphones. iFame TV is also in the process of signing to a few new platforms, MMOs, and cable outlets.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

The Musician's Guide Announces Second Epic Deal

On January 7th 2013, The Musician's Guide are launching their second 100-hour-long 'epic deal' in partnership with Crowd FM,, CD Baby, and various other music companies to offer aspiring musicians 90% off over �239 worth of music promotion tools.

The offer, which contains a guaranteed guitar string endorsement deal, distribution to over 60 online music stores including iTunes & Spotify, 6 months access to, a pack of music contracts, radio publicity, and more, will be available for �24.99 from for just 100 hours.

Marcus Taylor, founder of The Musician's Guide, says: "Our first epic deal went down brilliantly with artists, and we learnt a lot about what artists are really looking for. Our second epic deal responds to a lot of the lessons we learnt - for example, we've made it more affordable, more targeted towards gigging artists, and easier for artists to implement all of the great deals and savings included in the bundle".

Eight music companies have agreed to support the campaign by donating their services into the package at a discounted price. Major partners include CDBaby, Jango Airplay,, Crowd.Fm and Dovetail Guitar Strings.

The campaign is also sponsored by All Earplugs, Music Law Contracts, Vistaprint, and Mobile Roadie.

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Local Artist Knormul A+ Connects With Osiris Shoes

Coming up with the dreams and aspirations to become a well known music artist was the dream. The sound has to be right, having that uncanny ability to rock the crowd at the drop of a dime, and also having that image that your fans can connect with. From Run DMC and their Shell Toed Adidas, to Jay Z and his Roc a Wear apparel. Here we have an up and coming music artist Knormul A+ who has branded himself throughout the growth of him being a music artist. Recently he has connected with a major urban clothing company named Osiris. From performances to award shows, photoshoots to radio interviews, Knormul A+ was never seen without Osiris on him. Through everything Knormul A+ has gone through in his local career Osiris has been there, and now Osiris has chosen to support him with ongoing sponsorship for the Knormul A+ image. Not only does this back Knormul A+ knowing he does not have to look in other directions for what to wear, but he now has a clothing company that will tailor to his image.


In the process of Knormul A+ landing this clothing connection with Osiris, he gives a big thank you to Lindsay Soule who is the Marketing Coordinator of the Osiris Shoe Company for making everything possible. Also Knormul A+ thanks photographer Victor Weaver for assisting in the process for everything visual. With the continuous push from Knormul A+ with his music, and making appearances with various ventures, Osiris will always be the image and name we all will get to know in years to come.


Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble Performs At The Freight And Salvage, Berkeley, 1/20/2013

Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble

Live Concert Recording Session and Birthday Celebration

Sunday, January 20, 2013, 8:00 PM

Freight and Salvage

2020 Addison Street

Berkeley, CA 94704

Tix: $20.50 adv. at Freight Box Office and, $22.50 door (doors open at 7:00 PM)

Info: (510) 644-2020,

Mariah Parker's multi-faceted approach to music blends the driving rhythmic syncopations of Latin jazz, the uplifting spirit of Eastern music, and the soul of flamenco. On January 20, 2013, at 8 PM, Mariah and her world-class Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble collaborate for a live CD recording session at the Freight & Salvage, Berkeley's premier music performance space. That evening, which is Mariah's birthday, the band will present compelling new pieces Mariah composed for a live album following up on 'Sangria,' her critically acclaimed debut release on Ancient-Future.Com Records.

The concert features Mariah Parker (composer, piano, santur) and a stellar lineup of musicians including Paul McCandless (Grammy award-winning woodwind virtuoso with the groups Oregon and Paul Winter Consort), Matthew Montfort (pioneering guitarist with Ancient Future), Ian Dogole (global percussion), Brian Rice (Latin percussion), and Kash Killion (bass, cello, bolong)

"Parker and friends blend the rhythmic syncopations of Latin jazz music with the entrancing, asymmetrical meters of East Indian rhythms resulting in first-class world music. Intriguing melodies that draw musical inspiration from the tempos of Brazil, Cuba, India and Spain make for an uplifting serene yet passionate musical journey into an ideal world." - LATIN BEAT MAGAZINE

"Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble packed Yoshi's in Jack London Square, and the incredible live performance had the audience screaming for more of the Indo-Latin jazz rhythms filling the celebrated jazz club." - BERKELEY DAILY PLANET

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Small Hours Unwrap New EP This Holiday Season

LOS ANGELES - December 18th, 2012 - Celebrating the holiday season, British-American rockers The Small Hours are giving fans a free four-song EP treat titled "Ether and Make Believe." Featuring a mix of bitingly cynical lyrics and haunting yet accessible melodies, the indie band's latest release includes the songs "I Don't Mind," "When the Dust Blows," "Eyes to the Side" and "Perversion for Profit."

"Ether and Make Believe" is being distributed globally by New Zealand-based Coldwater Entertainment, and is available now for digital download on iTunes (, Amazon, Spotify, eMusic, Google Play, Rhapsody, iHeart Radio and Xbox Live, amongst others, and, for a limited time, as a free download on Soundcloud: Videos for the songs "Perversion for Profit" and "I Don't Mind" can be found at and respectively.

Often compared to early Muse, Radiohead, Elbow and Queens of the Stone Age, The Small Hours are a four-piece, British-American rock band comprised of Robin Goodchild (vocals, guitar) Edward Shiers (drums), John Bennett (guitar) and John Armstrong (bass). "Ether and Make Believe" follows the band's 2011 full-length record, "The Battle of Airstrip One."

"'Ether and Make Believe' contains just a sampling of the edgier music that we've been working on over the last year," said Robin Goodchild. "I spend a lot of time in the upper registers on this EP. This is the first of three releases we'll be putting out within a year and each will have a slightly different feel. We're excited for fans to hear them all."

"Ether and Make Believe" was recorded at Atlantic Studios in Hollywood, CA. The EP is self-produced by the band and was engineered by John Armstrong. All songs were written by The Small Hours.

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Formerly known as Sterling, The Small Hours was originally formed in England in 1998. The international rock band, as it is known today, was born in 2010 when American musicians John Bennett (guitar) and John Armstrong (bass) officially joined British founding members Edward Shiers (drums) and Robin Goodchild (lead vocals/guitar). Today the four-piece indie band have performed in hundreds of venues throughout the UK, New Zealand and United States, have sold original recorded material to numerous movie studios, network television programs and new media including the Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, Toyota Motor Corporation, Warren Miller Films, The Discovery Network, The Weather Channel, The Travel Channel and Macsoft/Destineer video games. They have been the Featured Artists in several Clear Channel and A&R Network publications, calling the band, "an exceptional talent."

Female Fronted Goth Metal Band Le Reverie was just named one of the Top 20 Best Rock Artists for 2012 by RockWired Magazine

Greetings From Le Reverie "Many Thanks to everyone for making 2012 a fantastic year and looking forward to a great 2013! Yuletide Greetings and may all your holiday dreams and wishes come true!"

Female Fronted Goth Metal Band Le Reverie was just named one of the Top 20 Best Rock Artists for 2012 by RockWired Magazine. Brian Lush of RockWired says: "In 2012 Le Reverie took their sound into their own hands, and the result is the Mesmerizing Opus "DARK SYMPHONY!"

Ravenheart Music from the UK says: "Le Reverie has been described as a cross between Evanescence and Dream Theater... Fronted by the amazing voice of Allie Jorgen, the band throw at us their debut full length offering - 12 tracks of amazing hard rock with a progressive undercurrent."

All Access Magazine says: "These songs will have you in a trance with their dark melodies combined with their classic metal sounds. It will rip and tear you apart ever so sweetly and have you crawling back for more!"

Cashbox Magazine Says: "Each song on this album "EPIC!"

The new CD is available on the band’s website, iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.

The CD includes a free DVD of their new Gothic Video "Hold Me Down". Check out the video at

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

"A Matter Of Time" The New Short Film Music Video By Ajay Mathur Is Released!

Luzern, Switzerland -- After recently releasing two traditional music videos and receiving thousands of YouTube views and positive reception, the internationally acclaimed solo artist, Ajay Mathur, has once again teamed up with Swiss production company Cyrus Films to create a short film music video for the single track off his new album, A Matter of Time.

This is the third successful music video production between Cyrus Films and Ajay Mathur since the release of his new album earlier this year. The idea with this production was to create more of a film rather than the traditional music video. “I find traditional music videos boring. They are all starting to look the same. I don't have to make a video that shows the band or a singer performing the song in some unreal setting. I'd rather go to concerts to see the band because the atmosphere there is live, loud and real,” says Mathur. During a sit down with director Chris Bucher to discuss concepts for the film, Ajay came to realize that he'd rather use the music video medium to tell a story and leave the band performing for the live concerts. They both found the idea of debunking Bollywood romance as a movie within a movie exciting, and they decided to even mix traditional Swiss cultural peculiarities with the Bollywood touch to give an Alpine-Heidi-Om Shanti kind of twist to it.

Born and raised in India, Ajay performed at some of the hottest clubs in Delhi and Mumbai during the height of the 1970's. While some of the biggest international musicians from the West, including Jimmy Page and Don Cherry, were touring the country in pursuit of spiritual enlightenment, they joined Ajay on stage for unforgettable jam sessions that lasted through the night. In the 1980's, love brought Ajay to Switzerland. It was there that Ajay celebrated success with his rock group, Mainstreet. Along with sold out tours across Europe, the group had an impressive four singles and two albums make it to the top 20 on the Swiss radio charts, enjoy airplay on various European radio stations and month-long club power play in Tokyo's Hard Rock Cafe.

The new video 'A Matter of Time' is off of Ajay's newest album 'A Matter of Time,' which is his first album since his days with his band Mainstreet.

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A.M.X. To Perform RnB Live Hollywood As He Continues Christmas Celebration With "Around The Christmas Tree" Video Release And Deluxe Version Of Christmas CD

Hollywood, CA - It's shaping up to be a beautiful holiday for A.M.X. and his growing legion of fans. The pop/ R&B artist will perform at Icon Entertainment's RnB Live Hollywood on Wednesday, December 19 at Rolling Stone LA. A.M.X.'s performance will include a selection from his new CD release "Merry Christmas A.M.X. Andre Mieux The Deluxe Edition" a wondrous selection of 10 original soon to be classic compositions. The Rolling Stone is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Ste. 259 in the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

RnB Live is one of the music industry's longest running weekly showcases featuring the hottest in R&B, soul and pop music. Founded by Felipe Darrell and Greg Lites of Icon Entertainment, past shows and appearances have included Stevie Wonder, Drake, Eric Benet, Faith Evans, Tyrese and Mario to name just few. Held every Wednesday night in a dinner/show setting, RnB Live is one of Hollywood's premier venues welcoming up and coming talent as well as celebrity guest performances.

A classically trained musician, A.M.X. continues to unveil the many dimensions of his talent with diverse video and music releases. His single and steamy music video "She Likes," wooed female demographics while his track "We Can Do Whatever," produced by Brian "Chazz" Padilla, was a dance club hit. His mixtape, "Broken Halo," was downloaded over 90,000 times on Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes and he has toured internationally and nationally in support of his career, opening for Boyz II Men, Joe, Ginuwine, SWV, Dru Hill and most recently R. Kelly. His most recent drop, the DJ Break remix of his Snoop Dogg fused track, "You Made Me Change My Number," originally produced by Da Internz, made the "Recommend" list on Spotify, the popular digital music service. A.M.X. also recently released a video for his smash single, "We Can Do Whatever."

"Around the Christmas Tree" is his video ode to the holidays at Check out "Merry Christmas A.M.X. Andre Mieux The Deluxe Edition" at and get with A.M.X. at A.M.X.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Turkey Vulture Records Signs Core

Turkey Vulture Records would like to announce the signing of the rising South Dakota rock band CORE. Both parties are excited in this venture and are very excited in working together. Core will be entering T.V.R. Recording Studios with Turkey Vulture Records label owner and producer Jason Z. for the yet to be titled album which will begin in early 2013 and set for release and distribution through Turkey Vulture Records/Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group Distribution. Jason Z. states "It's been a roller coaster of emotions throughout the negotiations and signing of this deal due to some line-up changes, but everything is very solid now and we are looking very forward to getting into the studio to begin tracking the new record!!�

CORE is not your average hard rock band. Hailing from South Dakota they are sure to be the next big thing to come out of the Midwest. For fans of Staind, Sevendust and Papa Roach, CORE approach songwriting honestly and are dedicated passionate musicians. This powerhouse quartet provides a tight rhythm section that produces a brutal sound that is balanced by tender yet powerful vocal harmonies reminiscent of Layne Staley. Equal parts heavy riffs and delicate acoustics; CORE's music is emotionally charged and unique. The band has shared the stage with countless national acts such as SHINEDOWN, SEVENDUST, and BUCKCHERRY just to name a few.

CORE has a devoted and solid national following. The band has performed at numerous shows in support of their highly successful sophomore CD "St. Judas Day Parade" released in July 2010. The singles "Dig", "Live Forever", and "You're So Fake" have received major airplay through out the Midwest U.S. on active rock and college radio stations. CORE's debut album "We All Fall Down" earned the band rave reviews from TAXI &, citing the songs "Eisoptrophobia", "Confession", and "Calling John Coffey" as favorites.

Watch for great things to come from CORE in the near future!!!

A Companion Piece to the Film, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "In Elven Lands-The Fellowship" Released by Oglio Records

A Companion Piece to the Film, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" And Featuring Previously Unreleased Material and Entirely New Performances, Including a Song by J.R.R. Tolkien, "In Elven Lands-The Fellowship"Released by Oglio Records is Available Now

Los Angeles, CA (December 13, 2012)� Oglio Records ( is proud to announce the release of music inspired by the feature film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, IN ELVEN LANDS - The Fellowship (

IN ELVEN LANDS � The Fellowship is truly an authentic musical reconstruction, inspired by the Myths and Poetry of Professor J.R.R. Tolkien and performed by THE FELLOWSHIP.

The Fellowship performs on an all-acoustic array of ancient and modern instruments, singing songs in Sindarin, Quenya, Anglo-Saxon and Modern English. The result of their labor is IN ELVEN LANDS -- the fully realized music of an ancient, lost civilization. This digitally re-mastered Second Edition features previously unreleased material and entirely new performances, including a song by J.R.R. Tolkien, plus an entirely new song with lyrics by one of the foremost Tolkien linguists, and a 50-Page digital booklet that gives you a glimpse into the ancient text of the Tir Im Psalter.

First conceived in 1992, IN ELVEN LANDS-The Fellowship applies the techniques of forensic musicology to discover what the music of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Middle-earth" may have sounded like. After years of research, a group of musicians began recording on Boxing Day of 1998, a journey that would take them more than seven years. After two years of recording, the band began referring to its-self as "The Fellowship." The name stuck.

Oglio Records Founder and CEO Carl Caprioglio noted, "Oglio Records has enjoyed a long history with the creative team of Carvin Knowles and Adam Pike. We have produced many projects together but this one is special as it really comes from a true love, affection and respect for J.R.R. Tolkien's work. I am proud and excited to be involved with their latest collaboration. When Carvin approached me with the concept for In Elven Lands, I was only tangentially familiar with J.R.R. Tolkien's work. After listening to the sample tracks I was motivated to learn more. I have since become a big fan of The Lord Of The Rings and I look forward to seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in theaters December 14h. I encourage everyone to listen to In Elven Lands and experience the magic for themselves."

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1. Tîr Im; 2. The Longbottom Leaf; 3. The Silver Bowl; 4. The Man in the Moon; 5. A Verse to Elbereth Gilthó niel; 6. Elo Elleth; 7. Beware the Wolf; 8. Oromë: Lord of the Hunt; 9. Creation Hymn; 10. Silmesse; 11. Elechoi Mirnu Aglaron; 12. When Dûrin Woke; 13. Eala Earendel; 14. Namárië; 15. The Battle of Evermore; 16. The Blood of Kings; 17. Canticle to Elbereth Gilthó niel; 18. The Evening Star; 19. Terra Beata

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Rickie & Melvin's Dance Central Battle

Xbox, Bauer Media and Box TV are sponsoring an exclusive dance music show as part of its promotion for popular dance video game Dance Central 3.

The programme features both product placement of popular DJs Rickie & Melvin playing each other on the popular Xbox dance game, along with programming strands using crowd-sourced sponsorship bumpers featuring consumers throwing their best dance moves in response to a radio promotion tie-in with Kiss radio. It is basically about dance competitions hosted at underground house parties where kids dance to computer games and the dame in question is Dance Central 3.

Andy Irving, UK product marketing manager at Xbox, said, “Dance Central 3 is all about getting people on their feet, and what better way to do that than create a programme with one of the UK’s most popular dance music brands, Kiss and 4Music.”

Bauer will promote the programme via social media.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Gold-selling Composer Charlie Chan Takes Christmas Down Under With Jazzy New Album "Christmas In Australia - Summer Relaxation"

In Australia, December marks the beginning of summer. So leave it to Aussie composer and Gold-selling recording artist Charlie Chan to take a warm, jazzy approach to yuletide classics on "Christmas In Australia - Summer Relaxation," slated for Dec. 11 worldwide release from Big Black Shiny Piano.

"Everywhere you go at Christmas time you hear the same old songs over and over again. They start to drive you mad," the noted film and television composer says. "I decided to record new versions of these lovely old songs and help everyone calm down and relax over the holiday season."

Chan's long and varied career has touched on ambient soundscapes, tribal folk, jazz improvisation and world music, selling more than 500,000 downloads to date. The multi-instrumentalist is well-known in Australia for a critically acclaimed solo career on the Sony Masterworks label, including 1998's Gold-selling "Wild Swans," a boundary-busting blend of classical and ambient influences. Chan parlayed her success as a recording artist into a 25-year career as a composer: she recently scored the hit Australian TV drama "Killing Time," adding to a long list of credits that includes down-under television staples "McLeod's Daughters" and "Australian Story." Chan has also written for feature films including "Me Myself and I," festivals, stage productions and documentaries.

With "Christmas in Australia - Summer Relaxation," Chan gets back to basics on favorites like "Silent Night," "Jingle Bells" and "The Little Drummer Boy." "When you listen to them, I hope you'll feel a magical festive feeling," Chan says.

For those looking for a fresh and classic take on holiday favorites, Charlie Chan's "Christmas in Australia - Summer Relaxation" will be available worldwide Dec. 11 on Big Black Shiny Piano.

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BFM Digital is a global digital music company committed to serving the independent music community and delivering quality music, spoken word and video content to leading online retailers worldwide. Representing a diverse catalog of indie labels, artists and publishers, BFM distributes to all of the major music services including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic, Napster, Walmart, Nokia and many more. With an unparalleled commitment to personalized service, BFM works closely with their content providers from around the world to ensure maximum exposure of their catalog by customizing marketing efforts and building strong relationships with BFM's digital store partners.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Stylist and Award Winning Songwriter Tricia Greenwoods New Album Cuts Straight to the Heart

From the very first moments of "I'm Coming Home" to the last chorus, "Holidays when dreams come true," on this new album, "In the Spirit of Love" makes it clear that this singer-songwriter is a woman on a mission. On both personal and spiritual levels, this artist shows her talent with live studio takes on many of the songs expressing her feelings ignited by the heat of her soulful voice and the passion of her performance.

"Look in the mirror, it's a good hair day" Tricia sings in, "I'm Coming Home" and if you know the way to San Jose you may see her in the front window beautifying her clients by appointment only where she co-owns Park Avenue Salon.

The album's title song and centerpiece "In the Spirit of Love" sums up her journey and victory over life events from childhood to the present loss of love and loved ones. Her lyrics poetically express her deepest feelings. "My two edged sword pierced every lie, made shadows disappear." and "Through the valley of sorrow and pain, my sorrow turned to peace."

"I chose to release this album as Tricia and not Tricia Greenwood to be free of the past and my music helps me to heal my heart and conquer the pain. I have worked very hard to overcome life's tragedies of divorce and betrayal. I have learned how to unlock the fear and loneliness that controlled me throughout my life and I now see myself as a victorious warrior. Enduring the loss of those I love never gets any easier, after my only son Jamie James passed away in 2006, my feelings turned into a numbness that paralyzed me emotionally, he was a wonderful son to me, the 4th song on the album, "I Wish You Were Here" is about him and I sing it to him" says Tricia.

Her two cover songs from her favorite artists since she was a teen, "Let it Be" by the Beatles and "Thank You" by Led Zeppelin echoes with honesty and simplicity. No two ways about it this heartfelt album work with four of the selections featuring a full rock band completes Tricia's ascent from the folk circuit to rock, featuring guitarist Aaron Madsen, written up a few times in guitar player magazine praising his lead guitar riffs and additional guitar tracks, Loren Rendler on drums, Harold Martin on bass guitar, Erik Johnsgard on keyboards and MaryEllen Duell with her sweet harmony vocals on the song, "I'm Coming Home"

"In the Spirit of Love" defines a true artist with an honest journey of life's highs and lows emotionally and spiritually, Tricia shines with her high energy and smooth clear vocals, her remarkable songwriting talent has a mainstream quality that hearts of all ages will relate to from "You're Not Alone" to "You and I" the subtlety of "My Angel" to the conviction of "Need a Change" on the merry-go-round of life, this album will surely find a place in the collections of any music fan.

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SafeandSound Mastering Goes Massive

SafeandSound mastering has installed a brand new Manley massive passive (hardware version) The massive passive is a hardware equalizer hand built in Chino, California, USA. Built with passion and uncompromising attention to quality and detail. The addition to the mastering studio is bringing extra value to the clientele. In short, it is arguably the best mastering equalizer in the world.

Barry Gardner, chief engineer at the studio, says: "For a year I have searched the equalizer market for the right tool, trying various models, the new equalizer had to fulfill a number of requirements in order to complement the existing equipment. I have a Sontec clone which is pristine and required a second eq of exceptional quality with a tube/valve character. The massive passive has exceeded my expectations both in build and sonic results, this is a unit that can really add value to my clients music. Just passing audio through adds an analogue character which benefits many musical styles, the bass and mid range is exceptional and the eq reduces harshness in a very effective way."

Gardner added that it was important to be able to apply both his long audio engineering experience and the best possible audio tools to his clients music. Being able to offer exceptional value mastering coupled with effective communications is core to his approach to mastering music.

During the last 5 years of operation the mastering studios client base has grown significantly. The studio serves clients from all 5 continents and consistently provides everything a client requires in a professional mastering studio albeit at a price all musicians, producers and record labels can afford.

The mastering studio also provides a no obligation, free preview to all new clients. This is a clear way of demonstrating the results and expanding the existing client base.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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The purpose of the site is to provide do it yourself (DIY) artist, musicians and bands with away to hire a virtual teams to help them build and maintain their music business. Musicians buy micro jobs from freelancers who earn $4 for delivery of each service. The services come in a wide range, from online music marketing to web development and programming.

On 11/30/2012 Founder Fred Demming a 25 year veteran of the music industry was quoted as saying " is the place where Musicians, Artist and Bands can find the services, tools and support they need in order to take their music careers to the next level".

Fred identified a need for these micro services based on the lack of affordable resources and services that support musicians who are out in the trenches everyday, performing live and releasing albums.

According to music industry studies 57% of musicians are selling less than 50 albums per year.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Recording Artist A.M.X. Heralds The Holidays With "A.M.X. Presents Andre Mieux: The Christmas Collection"

Hollywood, CA - There is something about the holiday season which brings out the best in everyone and with pop/ R&B recording artist A.M.X. that notion is no exception. With "A.M.X. presents Andre Mieux: The Christmas Collection," the new artist serves up some of his best work yet showcasing a stellar selection of mesmerizing songs that capture the true sentiment of the season.

A.M.X. delivers three original holiday songs written and produced by him on "A.M.X. presents Andre Mieux: The Christmas Collection." With celestial vocals, live instrumentation and the choir arrangements of Tony Wilkins, A.M.X.'s holiday collection is a tremendous gift and tribute with all the markings of a Christmas classic. The single "New Born King" harkens the revelry of traditional carols mixed with A.M.X.'s flavor filled praise call. "Around the Christmas Tree" simmers with heartfelt anticipation and emotion while "Christmas Day" rocks with peace filled celebratory passion.

A.M.X. continues to pave a unique path in the music business. The classically trained musician keeps revealing the various facets of his talent with diverse video and music releases. His single and steamy music video "She Likes," wooed female demographics while his track "We Can Do Whatever," produced by Brian "Chazz" Padilla, was a dance club hit. His mixtape, "Broken Halo," was downloaded over 90,000 times on Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes and he has toured internationally and nationally in support of his career, opening for Boyz II Men, Joe, Ginuwine, SWV, Dru Hill and most recently R. Kelly.

His most recent drop, the DJ Break remix of his Snoop Dogg fused track, "You Made Me Change My Number," originally produced by Da Internz, made the "Recommend" list on Spotify, the popular digital music service. A.M.X.'s latest video release is for his smash single, "We Can Do Whatever."

Join A.M.X. at and elevate the holidays with "A.M.X. presents Andre Mieux: The Christmas Collection," on iTunes at .

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Shamiah "Love"

Shamiah second single "Love" has convinced me and will convince those who have listened to her first single "Nothing Like This" Ft. P. Washington that she definitely has more than one hit up her sleeves and it being written by Maurice Carmon "Mlyrics", as her first single was,having multiple hits is no surprised. The combination of these two seems to be the ingredients for hit music and success. This is also another great production from The Iron Mavericks. All I can say is sit back, relax, and enjoy this great song by this great artist. Love is definitely a song that you will love.

La Fin Absolute Du Monde Announce Release Of Third EP, Video For Single "Leave Me In Detroit," Produced By Production Team Social Security

El Cerrito CA-- Ambient rock duo La Fin Absolute Du Monde have announced a 12/12/2012 release date for their third ep, to be released on UK based foolsCircle records.

The ep will include Single "Leave me In Detroit," previously released as a part of the All These Noises compilation, presented by NYC based booking and consulting firm TJO Presents and NJ's Starbeat Music (

For the track, the band traveled to LA to record with the Social Security production team, which consists of Former guitarist Todd Weinstock (Glassjaw, Men, Woman & Children) and producer Marc Jordan (Velvet Revolver, The Cult.)

The band have also produced a video for the track, which they describe as an "intense artistic dramatization of domestic abuse," one of the social issues which is addressed in their work.

You can stream "Leave me in Detroit," at,

For the shooting of the video, the band teamed up with friend, film maker and fellow musician Peter Gutter,("Puzzling...with Magnus, The Midnight Suns), to craft a venomous horror story, which perfectly fits the tone of the track;telling the story of a couple poisoning each other in to madness.


Descend marks a continuation of the neo-noir duo's exploration of various social issues including Domestic Violence, depression and the sex trade. The ep is a continuation of La Fin's intensity, chaos, and sex appeal encompassing and blending beautifully ambient and dissonant sounds, gorgeous melody, and vivacious energy.

Their previous releases has received coverage from MTV Hive, Guitar Jar, and countless other national and international publications.

The band have a few more shows lined up for 2012, and a jam packed 2013 in the works. Full tour dates below.

"Descend" Tracklist--

1.Leave Me In Detroit

2.Descent Into Madness

3.Deliver Us From Evil

4.Debut de la Fin: Part 2

Tour dates�

Dec. 14--Bunkhouse, Los Vegas NV

Dec. 15--Rain Night Club - Costa Mesa CA

Dec. 16--Silverlake Lounge - Los Angeles CA

Dec. 19--The Stud, San Francisco, CA

Dec. 21--Vagabond Ballroom Oakland CA

Friday, December 14, 2012

She's Cute, She's Sweet, She's Definitely Sassy And She's Doing It 'cause She Feels Like It"

ALEXA is bringing it to the radio, your IPod and a dance floor near you with the global launch of her debut single "CAUSE WE FEEL LIKE IT", December 3, 2012.

ALEXA officially broke onto the scene summer 2012 with her first single, "Cause We Feel Like It", when fashion designer Indashio (Winner of VH1's Glam God), overheard a sample of the song. Indashio immediately approached Alexa to be his "IT GIRL" and chose "Cause We Feel Like it" as the anthem for his Spring / Summer 2013 American Dream collection.

"Cause We Feel Like It", ALEXA's rebel yell, is representative of her summer before starting college and her leap into the music industry. "Cause We Feel Like It" is full of energy, a feel good vibe and guaranteed to bring the fun (the song features out of the box radio, electro house, dance electronica & dub step variations).

"I am so excited to release 'Cause We Feel Like It' to the public. Everyone who has heard it during the developmental stages gave such great feedback and positive energy. It has been a great experience and I look forward to the next steps!!" ALEXA.

"ALEXA's journey toward success has begun; she's proven herself a winner in all areas tasked. She rises to every occasion and meets her challenges with grace, enthusiasm and an unrelenting attitude to win......" states Tony Prendatt-Carter. "As a 35 year music industry veteran I've worked extensively with continuing & developing talent, accruing 5 Grammy Award nominations and 3 wins as an engineer & producer including 2 for Album of the Year. I take great pride in scouting, recruiting and developing gifted young people. Alexa is one of those gifts - I am very excited about Alexa and her potential for world acceptance and success......."

Produced by Pavel Bez, Team Whooopiii and 3x Grammy Producer Tony Prendatt-Carter, "Cause We Feel Like It" will be available digitally through itunes and other digital music outlets. Fans can check out the action from behind the scenes as well as updates on her forthcoming EP at

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Open Call To LGBT Performing Artists, Music Creators & Industry. Come Play!

Open call to LGBT performing artists, music creators & industry of all genres to "Come Out" to Nashville's Music Row this Feb. 1-3, 2013 for the "LGBT Music Fest / Nashville.

Performers and songwriters will take the stage from Friday-Sunday, noon to midnight at local entertainment venues such as the Music Row Best Western Lounge. Music creators can introduce their songs by performing scheduled or at "open mic" indoor stage locations.

The Lesbian, Gay Bisexual & Transgender Music Fest also will host "Speak To A Pro". LBGT educational partners will be on hand to answer your music biz and industry questions. The one on one mentoring sessions to answer your questions about the "Music as a Business." Chat, Critique, Learning and Networking areas will be set up from Noon-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

On Sunday continues as a casual Networking Mixer. Attendees can receive hands-on advice on topics such as Career Critique, Products Critique, Recording, Publishing, Plugging, Legal, Records, Duplication, Distribution, Radio, Video, Broadcasting, Shop, Management, Promotions, Publicity. Productions...

The "Valentines Carnival" will feature an informal costumed party with dancing from 6 p.m.-midnight on Feb. 2, 2013 (Saturday) while Thursday the day before the festival is a Pre Fest Opening STIR party.

The 'LGTB Music Fest' is an exciting networking mixer and career-building opportunity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender artists and songwriters from all levels of the music industry. More than 100 community volunteers will donate their time and resources to make this possible.

To register or for more information about the "LGBT Music Fest", visit , or send an email inquiry to , or call (615) 424-1491.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Turkey Vulture Records Joins Forces With Bungalo Records & Universal Music Group Distribution

The Rockford, Illinois based record label TURKEY VULTURE RECORDS has joined forces with industry giant BUNGALO RECORDS who is proudly and exclusively distributed by Universal Music Group Distribution. Established in 2001, Turkey Vulture Records has made a name for itself with the signing and releasing of several independent worldwide releases in several different genres from metal to acoustic.

In 2007 Bungalo Records brought Universal its biggest selling inspirational album of the year with Patti Labelle, which remained at #1 for 12 weeks. Bungalo Records has had continued success with UMGD in all genres of music with top 10 records in all formats over the years.

All parties are very excited to move forward. "This is the deal of a lifetime and we couldn't be happier to work with one of the greats in the industry," exclaims Jason Zarnowski, President of Turkey Vulture Records. "The deal offers great opportunity to move Turkey Vulture Records to a new level and get the label's releases out to new markets previously unobtainable".

Paul Ring (C.E.O./President of Bungalo Records) states, "We are very pleased to be working with Turkey Vulture Records and we look forward to a very prosperous future".

Watch for many future releases coming soon from Turkey Vulture Records/Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group Distribution.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

4th Annual Chinese Midi Rock Awards

The 4th Annual Chinese Midi Rock Awards is in the works, set to go down on December 16th in Beijing at M Space. The Chinese Midi Rock Awards are a ceremony held in cooperation with Beijing's Midi Music School, as well as numerous Chinese musical and cultural figures who have developed the ceremony as a way to annually judge the music that comes out of China, and select the most outstanding.

The Midi Awards nomination process is already underway: the judge criteria includes, but is not limited to this year's performances, albums, contribution to society/public service, and degree of recognition and exposure among their rockers, among other various aspects, all of which will be equally considered. Artists who released work in China between October 1st of 2011 and October 1st 2012 will be considered. There are already 82 records which have gone through the selection panel. The 119 panel members have submitted nominations, which are being reviewed by 9 members of the grand jury to see which ones will make it to the final selection.

Read more here -

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Booking Agency Skyline Music Expands

Live music booking agency Skyline Music is expanding with five key staff additions and promotions:

Matt Sanchez joins as Skyline Music’s 7th agent focusing on the agency’s growing alternative roster.

Crandall Rogers joins Skyline Music’s Andrea Sabata in the company’s Performing Arts booking division as Arts Touring Coordinator.

Hisham Dahud joins to head Skyline Digital which includes Skyline-owned digital properties and as well as digital initiatives on behalf of the Skyline Music roster.

Bailey Rogers joins as Director of Social Media spearheading Skyline Music’s corporate social marketing and direct to fan marketing on behalf of the Skyline Music roster.

Rachel Doe joins Skyline Music’s administrative team.

“Our roster has grown to more than 60 exclusive clients,” said Skyline Music president Bruce Houghton. “This expansion enables us to continue the aggressive touring representation that Skyline Music has become known for, as well as, to broaden the direct to fan marketing efforts that are the cornerstone of modern touring”.

Recent additions to the growing Skyline Music roster include Carbon Leaf, Marty Balin, Ambrosia, Kung Fu and Davell Crawford. The agency’s diverse clients include Del McCoury, Edgar Winter, Roger McGuinn, Gaelic Storm, Victor Wooten, The Rebirth Brass Band and Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band along with more than 50 other national and international touring artists.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Release By Ariana "You're Not Alone" Is Out Now

The time is here for the new release by Ariana "You're Not Alone" on Soundcloud

After taking a few years off, multi-platinum recording artist Ariana is set to release her new single "You're Not Alone" in an unexpected new genre for the soulful Russian American vocalist, whose hits included power ballads "Under the Spanish Sky" and "I'll Do it All Again".

"Taking time off was the best choice I could've made, because now I'm ready to dive head first into my musical passion -- the world of EDM. It's been an amazing journey, and I'm finally ready to share it with my patient and loyal fans all over the world!" says Ariana of her return to music. Her new single "You're Not Alone" is a delectable mix of vocal progressive house and dubstep with a hint of her current influences, Nadia Ali, Medina, and Kaskade. "Typically, in EDM, the focus is on the DJ and the vocals are like a complementary accessory to the song. I'd like to help change that, and bring the focus back to the singer and create a harmonious marriage, if you will, between the two sides. I think it could really be something glorious."

In terms of her plans, Ariana doesn't plan to only focus on her own project. "Because I've been in the music business for so many years, I always saw myself developing and producing talent as well as my own music. This is why I try to surround myself with as much young talent as possible -- because that's where the future of music is at. Jack Wilson, who co-wrote and co-produced my new single is a rising can quote me on that!" Judging by the buzz her new track is creating -- we think so too.

You can follow Ariana's progress on Twitter: @Arianaisback, or her website:"

Monday, October 8, 2012

Bomber Announces His Debut Single!

SoundCloud Link

With a successful promotional campaign Bomber has been creating the right kind of attention, and literally has exploded. With his own style that consists of infectious pop melody and awesome hip-hop beats. Adrian Sykes at EMI had to comment, “He has success written all over him!” He has been featured on the online publication NewQuod and has started turning heads already. Announced today is Bomber’s debut single Amazing, the track will be released on the 28th October.

Bomber started his journey with the release of ‘On My Way,’ which features the producer on vocals and has brought Bomber a good amount of new fans. The new track Amazing is set to be the song of the dance floors with a catchy beat, a brilliant dance floor smash to chase away the winter blues. The beat was produced by Tyler Smith of Tyler Smith Productions and features a 90s style piano mixed with an upbeat synth.

Bomber has always had a flare for music from such a young age. He grew up in North London with his Jamaican mother and his older siblings. Music was always playing and smooth reggae beats were definitely the catch of the day. At a young age when Bomber aka Kirk Edwards first got into MCing he used to attend MC battles and was even featured on ‘Heat FM.’

Bomber has been signed but the label he was signed to went into liquidation leaving him unsigned, but now he has a new management and a great team behind him to bring his music to the UK’s ears, this has been dubbed his year. Already he has performed with the likes of Chipmunk another British rapper and also completed a University Tour which spread like wild fire. To date though Bomber also managed to bag himself a space at this year’s Surface Festival and scored the most points EVER in their competition.

With his first debut single planned to be released on the 28th October, it’s time to give him the spotlight and watch him shine as Amazing hits the dancefloors…


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Female Fronted Le Reverie Receive Reviews On Their Long-Awaited Debut CD!

Critics are talking about Female-Fronted Goth Rock Metal Band Le Reverie and the release of their long awaited debut album, “Dark Symphony.” This 12-Song CD is an amazing combination of Symphony, Goth Rock, Metal and Progressive Rock. "Dark Symphony" will take you on an amazing journey - from the Symphonic "La Naissance;" and the dark heavy/progressive title track "Dark Symphony;" to the tender ballad "Ghost of You" and the haunting tribute to Edgar Allan Poe himself, "Raven".

Le Reverie has been referred to as a combination of Dream Theater and Evanescence.

Dave Attrill from METALLIVILLE, UK’s Rock and Metal Webzine says

“Le Reverie are like a girl-fronted Dream Theater…they are impressive.”

Scott Thomas of Cashbox Magazine says: “Le Reverie is a band from LA. w/ angelic-vocalist Allie Jorgen at the helm. If you are into progressive metal bands to today's dynamic bands ala Evanescence, then you have to look no further. Each song on this album, 'EPIC'!!!" Are you ready to take a symphonic journey? If so, there is no looking back. This is a must have in your prog-metal music collection!”

Randy Patterson from Magazine says: “Dark Symphony is an incredible merging of Goth, Prog, and Metal with some very healthy doses of Symphonic bliss. Le Reverie will definitely continue on an upward trajectory that the band should be quite thrilled about. Dark Symphony the proggy/gothy title cut is rich in superbly crafted melodies and vocals. This number will get in your head and stay there for days.”

The first pressing of the album will also include a free DVD of their Gothic Video Single of the song “Hold Me Down” and will be a Limited Edition only.

Here is the YouTube Link to the new video:

Don’t miss out on the free DVD; it will only be available for a limited time on the band’s website

Also visit and “like” Le Reverie on Facebook:


Friday, October 5, 2012

Internet Dance Sensation Angelina Lavo Releases, "Fall In Love (Tonight)"

This morning at 10:00AM EST - dance and internet sensation Angelina Lavo announced the release of her new single, "Fall in Love (Tonight)" to 79,000 of her fans over Twitter.

This morning at 10:00AM EST - dance and internet sensation Angelina Lavo announced the release of her new single, "Fall in Love (Tonight)" to 79,000 of her fans over Twitter.


Before her live performances in New York, Lavo returned to the studio to work with hit music producer Lu Diaz and Gamal "Lunch Money" Lewis - the result of which was, "Fall in Love (Tonight)".

The dance community has already shared the energy of "Fall in Love (Tonight)" with UK-based DJ Sebastian playing an impromptu remix at the Ministry of Sound weeks prior to the official release.

Listen to “Fall in Love (Tonight)” on ITunes here
Watch Angelina Lavo's story on YouTube here

Industry excitement appears to be growing rapidly with major label A&Rs publicly supporting "Fall in Love (Tonight)". The Porsche Design Store's DJ Marvelous played the single for New York City's 2012: Fashion Night Out along with the Sugar Art & Fashion Show selecting the single for their official "Unchained" Mixtape and release event.

About Angelina Lavo:

Angelina Lavo's first internet single and music video attracted over 600,000 views and over 12,000 music fans on Youtube. Lavo co-produced the single with Grammy-award winning music producer Sidney "Omen" Brown who has Billboard number one album cuts with Drake, Usher, Lil Wayne and Ludacris.

Following performances at fashion shows and private events in Manhattan, Angelina Lavo has entered the world of dance music with her new official single, "Fall in Love (Tonight)"

Company Information:

Founded in 2010 in Weerai Music, LLC is a rights management company that offers services in all aspects of the music industry. Weerai Music's current roster includes multi-platinum and Grammy-award credited music producers such as Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon (Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Mario, Chris Brown and many others) and Sidney "Omen" Brown (credits include, Usher, Lil Wayne, Drake, Ludacris and many more.)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

NYC Based Singer/Songwriter GANDHI Debuts New Single And Music Video: "Anjali"

GANDHI, the melancholic Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter embraces his family name and works to distinguish it to represent “GANDHI” the artist. Later this month, GANDHI will debut the song and music video for his compelling new single, “Anjali.”

Working closely with his manager and honoring both their interests of sharing personal & meaningful stories through media, it was agreed that the concept of the video was to simply source GANDHI’s personal inspiration behind the song itself; the desire to communicate hope for an intimate and meaningful relationship with a lover. GANDHI wanted to present a concept where “the meaning” of the song/video is relatable to persons of any ethnic background, while at the same time, present it in a way that actually honors his own ethnic personal experience as a first generation American.

Inspired by all the great American and British singer/songwriters from just about every decade, this writer, producer and performer beckons his listeners on a journey to new worlds and alternate possibilities by blending classic Rock & Roll riffs, Folk melodies and Electronica music. On stage, he is surrounded by a rotating all-star cast of New York musicians proficient in just about every instrument. After a decade of penning songs and finding his true songwriting voice, GANDHI is set to unleash his sounds and stories to the world and invites listeners to join in for the ride with the release of “Anjali.”

The song was produced and arranged by William Moses with instrumentation by Vin Scialla. Both the single and its accompanying music video will be released on Sept. 25, 2012 on iTunes and YouTube, respectively, followed with another single release in the winter and an EP in early 2013.

For additional information about GANDHI, please visit his official website at or

For media inquiries, needs, or interview requests, please contact Laurena Marrone at Grit PR & Promotion, LLC. or 1-888-779-2207.

All Mighty Whispers Release 2 Brand New Albums

October 2012 sees the release of the 3rd and 4th album by the UK Norwich based band All Mighty Whispers. The 2 self-released albums were recorded in the band's studio as well as "Leeders Farm", the Darkness' own recording studio on vintage equipment that was used to record "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. To mix the albums, the band flew as far as Poland to achieve the right sound. Songs from the 3rd album have already been critically acclaimed and have already been aired on National BBC radio as well as gracing many podcast and CD compilation. Titles for the albums are as follows:

3rd: Sun in our Eyes
4th: Tanks and Guns

All albums will be available on Itunes/Amazon and all good digital release sites.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Honest John Plain Returns

The boys are, literally, back in town (flying in from Finland, Norway and the US) to appear in a video by renowned film director Tony Klinger (Get Carter, Shout At The Devil, Deep Purple Over Japan, The Kids are Alright - The Who). The A list of rock's greatest are appearing in the promotional video for 'Honest' John Plain's single 'Never Listen To Rumours' are Michael Monroe and Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls) Martin Chambers (The Pretenders), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Casino Steel (The Boys, Johnny Cash, Carlene Carter), Darrell Bath (The Crybabys and Dogs D'Amour) and Verden Allen (Mott The Hoople).

35 years ago Honest John Plain, Matt Dangerfield and Casino Steel formed The Boys. The Boys quickly built up a reputation as a white hot live band and in January 1977 became the first punk band to sign an album deal with NEMS. Widely tipped to make it The Boys had a set of killer songs and were widely respected by both the music press and their peers. They quickly became known as the 'Beatles of Punk' and released four highly accredited albums and several hit singles before calling it a day in the Summer of 81. During their heyday in 1978/9 both Siobhan Fahay (later of Bananarama) and Hazel O'Connor ran The Boys' fan club. Plain went on to join the Dirty Strangers and recorded an album with Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood.

In the years since originally disbanding The Boys - Plain has been involved in various bands and continues to tour and release albums in Europe where The Boys have a massive fan base. Earlier in the year Plain went into Rockfield Studios and recorded a solo album with the musicians appearing in the video which will be released later in the year. The new single 'Never Listen To Rumours' is out now and available on iTunes and all good digital music retailers. The release of 'Never Listen To Rumours' is certain to enhance his reputation and increase his popularity even more.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Drinking Experiments Become Music Videos

Today, ALO Drink, a fast-growing aloe vera-based drink brand debuts two full-length music videos following the release of ALOtones, an album created in collaboration with Mikronesia featuring the music inside the drink's original flavors. Agency Magma, ALO's Agency of Record, helped to construct a real-life experiment on two acclaimed New York City Artists Sara Blake (ZSO) and Peter Hamlin (Hambot).

Each one-take, improvisational experiment was captured and edited to create music videos for both ALO's flagship flavor ALO Exposed, which contains the single, New Leaf. The second video, ALO Enrich also features its own track called Optimistic Bloom.

Viewers can watch both videos on YouTube, or download them as podcasts in iTunes.

ALO Exposed / New Leaf, featuring Sara Blake (ZSO), Artist
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ALO Enrich / Optimistic Bloom, featuring Peter Hamlin (Hambot), Artist

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NYC artists Blake and Hamlin we're filmed in New York by LA-based director, PhillyK. A bright, clean, custom-designed laboratory was created for an optimal sensory experience. Each artist was given: a blank canvas, ALO Drink, and 360-degree surround-sound and just two hours to create art that's live and inspired by their ALO Drink flavor.

"You have pulsating guitar chords, washes of electronic sound to simulate the waves, the piano melody and joyous vocal singing, which I hope conveys my feelings experiencing "Exposed", said ALOtones musician/composer, Mikronesia about the track "New Leaf”which he created for ALO's Exposed flavor (Aloe Vera + Honey).

"The agency helped to craft a new drinking experience, which now includes Aloe Vera + Positive Ingredients + Music inside every bottle. Together, these ingredients deliver on the brand's promise of Goodness From Inside Out, said Michael Ferrare, Creative Director, Agency Magma.

"The concept of the experiment drove and simplified the creative process from start-to-shoot. Sip. Listen. Create. Capture." ALO Drink, the agency and the crew had no idea what the artists we're going to end up with at the end of the day. What happens when artists undergo 360-degree refreshment? "As it turns out, they (thankfully) create work that's beautifully derived from the drink's flavor and art that's reflective of the overall ALO Drink experience.", said Ferrare.

Since late March, there's been thousands of ALOtones music tracks accessed each month by ALO Drink customers and their friends on social media. "We're very excited about this new concept (ALOtones) and hope our consumers will be too.", said Henry Chen, President, ALO Drink. Consumers can access an ALOtone by scanning a custom QR-Code printed on every bottle. After, they can listen, download, or share their flavor's track on Facebook and Twitter.

Agency Magma NYC

Agency Magma is an advertising, media, and creative content agency that helps brands explore new and innovative marketing approaches. A 2011 Communications Arts Winner and recent OneShow Finalist, Magma focuses on premium brands that help make the world a better place. Current and past clients include: Uniqlo Clothing, Laguardia Airport, American Express, Visit Britain, Mini Cooper, Sony, Method Home, Toyota, ALO Drink, Volkswagen, Virgin Atlantic, and NYC Central Park. For more information, visit

ALO Drink, Real Aloe Vera Juice & Pulp Drinks

ALO Drink is a division of SPI West Port, established in 2009. Already the #1 ready-to-drink aloe vera beverage in the U.S. natural market, it is among the top ten in the functional drink category. ALO Original aloe vera and new COCO Exposed drinks have garnered many top awards and recognition in the RTD beverage category, including BevStar, sofi, and InterBev both for their award-winning flavor and product innovation. Most recently, ALO's received the Beverage Innovation Award for Best Natural Functional Drink. For more information, visit

Media Contact(s):

Agency/Partner: Agency Magma
(Also for agency interview inquiries.)

Brian Choi, Vice President, ALO Drink

Monday, October 1, 2012

Millennium, Pop's Newest Group, Releases 1st Single 'Beach Anthem' Featuring Platinum Artist Baby Bash

Millennium, one of the newest and most edgy groups to hit the pop music scene, announced the release of their first single 'Beach Anthem' today. It's a suitable title given that the song transports you to a world of sun, surf and sand with its infectious pop melody and cool reggae groove. An added bonus to this feel-good first single is that it features platinum artist Baby Bash, whose distinctive voice has become synonymous with girls, good times and nonstop fun!

Initially this talented group from Los Angeles had a tough time choosing their debut single from their portfolio of songs which blend catchy hooks, acoustic instrumentation and hip-hop flavor. But with an extended summer season of triple-digit heat and the beach on everyone's mind, 'Beach Anthem' seemed to be the natural choice. According to Sapphire, one of the singers for Millennium, "Beach Anthem is a tribute to beachgoers all around the world, whether on Venice Beach or the coast of Nice!"

Millennium consists of Stryker, composer, producer and singer for the group, K-King, Sapphire and Adonis- a colorful group of characters on the road to success, beginning with their new single 'Beach Anthem'. The song will soon hit airwaves across the nation and a regional tour is also in the works. Within a few short months, don't be surprised if Beach Anthem becomes the chorus sung over barbeque and bonfire pits across the globe.

'Beach Anthem' is now available on iTunes and other major retailers. Download it today and keep the summer vibe going!

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Daily Brainstorming Sessions With Industry Pros At The Fest

Come talk with us about what YOU want, when ya want on whatever Music Industry related topics that interest you. Attend one, two or as many individual categories as you like for three full days! Attendees can receive hands-on advice,.... Career Critique, Products Critique, Recording, Publishing, Plugging, Legal, Records, Duplication, Distribution, Radio, Video, Broadcasting, Shop, Management, Promotions, Productions...

The Music Row Best Western will host music industry information tables, networking areas, and training sessions from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, October 5-7 at 1407 Division Street Nashville, Tennessee 37203. For the first time, members of the general public can register separately to attend one-on-one brainstorming sessions with music industry professionals.

Mentors for this year's festival will include Fred Vail, Lisa Aschmann, Regina Carter-Boy, Ron Eckerman, Stephen Foster, Amanda Andrews, Jo Crowe, David Lowry, Pam Gunn, Kim Copeland, Janelle Angel, David Wray, Phil Brown, and Vinny Ribas.

Music industry exhibitors and sponsors include Kim Copeland Productions, Crowe Entertainment, producer Ron Eckerman (author of the new book "Turn It Up"), Indie Connect, Mind Coup, Musik and Film, Nashville Music Guide, National Media Group, Out of the Box Records, music industry attorney David Ray, Tennessee Songwriters Association, Top Notch Entertainment, Treasure Isle Recording, Tri Star Entertainment, and Whiting Publicity & Promotions to name a few....

Songwriters can also introduce their new songs by performing at a special "open mic" stage located between Demonbreun and Division streets. "The 'Independent Music Fest' is a wonderful career-building opportunity for artists and songwriters at all levels," said Cornelius "Popcorn" Robertson, founder and coordinator of the festival. "More than 100 community & industry volunteers will donate their time and resources to make this possible. Shows are open to the public."

Mentoring registration with one-on-one mentoring sessions with music industry professionals for $25 per day. $45 for 2 days or $65 for all three! To register or for more information about the "Independent Music Fest", , send an email inquiry to, or call (615) 424-1491.


David Longoria's Instrumental Zoon Baloomba Enters Billboard Chart At #50, Is Chart's First Trumpet Hit Since 1979

David Longoria [], known for his innovative blend of Latin, Jazz and Dance music has achieved National Hit status with his new single Zoon Baloomba as it enters the Billboard Dance Music Charts October 6, 2012 at #50 with a bullet. This marks the first time a trumpet player has achieved success on this chart with an instrumental since Herb Alpert did it with Rise in 1979. Rise went on to reach #17 on that chart and reached #1 on the US Billboard Pop Chart in the following months. Part of the success of Rise was attributed to it being featured in the hit TV daytime TV soap General Hospital.

Longoria reached #14 on this chart in 2006 with his single Deeper Love (featuring singer Cece Peniston) but Longoria and Peniston sang together along with his trumpet work to create that hit. Zoon Baloomba is an instrumental song featuring Longoria's trademark trumpet embellished by some brief tribal vocals announcing the song's title.

The single Zoon Baloomba has been presented in several remixed versions including Club mixes from popular remixers Ralphi Rosario, Majik Boys, Mickey Oliver, Gustavo Scorpio, and Mental Blue. It debuts on the chart right behind K-Pop Dance mega Hit "Gangnam Style" by Korean singer PSY at #49.

The tracks are now available on iTunes, Amazon and other music sales outlets. It is currently playing in clubs across America with a much anticipated official music video scheduled for release in October. The unofficial music videos are posted on YouTube ( and have already gathered about a million combined views to date.

Longoria is known in Jazz and Latin Jazz circles as an exceptional musician, often considered one of the most exciting trumpeters of this generation. His unafraid attitude in creating cutting edge works has earned him many awards including the Hollywood Music Awards Best Instrumental Artist Award, the ASYM (America Society Of Young Musicians) All That Jazz Award 2011 and the American Jazz Society's Top Contemporary Artist 2012 Award.

"I always admired Miles Davis for going out on a limb to push the envelope of modern music", Longoria says, adding "and Herb Alpert always knew how to make trumpet music cool and accessible to the public, not just to jazz fans."

And that's what is happening again now with Zoon Baloomba as it climbs the Billboard Dance chart. Thousands of clubs across America are featuring the song and Longoria's innovative approach to the trumpet and current music in the age of the electronic. "I love to blend my sound with organic and electronic elements to create something unique," Longoria explains, adding "and it's a great feeling to know so many people are enjoying and dancing to my music right now!"

For more about Zoon Baloomba and David Longoria on the web:


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Taste Of Chinese Pop From The Trillion Dollar Greater China Market

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival proudly presents a highlight of this year's music festival: "Taiwan Music," hosted by a-Peer Music & the Taiwan Ministry of Culture Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development (BAMID), and supported by AsianinNY and MusicDish*China. Kick off CMJ with us and experience these C-Pop bands live, Thursday, October 18 from 8:00pm-10: 30pm (door open at 7:30 pm) at the Union Square Ballroom, 27 Union Square West (between E 15th St and E 16th St) Union Square Park.

Get ready for a night of fresh sounds from the land of new music rarely explored in the USA... until now! As a wave of creative musicians from around the globe absorb Western hip-hop & alternative rock influences and then elevate the music with their own cultural spin, you are invited to be enthralled by an evening of the best Chinese Pop generating a buzz in the Taiwanese scene. Here is the line-up:

8:00PM - Chemical Monkeys, a Taiwanese pop rock band consisting of vocalist Zain Jun, guitarist Bryan Chang, bassist Sam Wu and drummer Mayc Tsou. All of the band members also have success in Taiwan's pop music scene as songwriters, producers, and/or recording engineers.

8:45PM - 831, a Taiwanese alternative rock band formed by five high school classmates in the summer of 2003, best known as the future successor of the top Mandarin Rock band, Mayday. 831 is also sometimes referred to as "the Asian Simple Plan" due to their versatile styles of music ranging from punk rock, pop rock, electronic, metal to hip-hop.

9:30PM - Da Mouth, a two-time Golden Melody Award-winning Taiwanese hip-hop group consisting of Japanese female vocalist Aisa Senda, Korean-Taiwanese male vocalist Harry Chang, MC 40 and Japanese- Taiwanese aboriginal DJ Chung-Hua. They are considered "the Asian Black Eyed Peas" due to their diversity and widespread popularity in China.

Email Jean at a-Peer for further information. It is a night you can't miss!

The Taiwan Ministry of Culture BAMID's most important mission is to inform the public, both in Taiwan and abroad, of the government's policies, regulations, and actions, and to promote development of the mass media. a-Peer Music is an innovative music & technology company provide international marketing & technical services for the music industry.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

OKMusic Seeking Holiday Thrills With Halloween Song Competition is dying to hear original tunes from unsigned artists for the site’s Halloween Song Contest. The contest is the first from OKMusic’s new series of monthly themed events designed to give undiscovered talent an opportunity for worldwide exposure.

OKMusic is looking for songs that capture the Halloween spirit and summons up the excitement and fun of the annual October holiday. The only rule* is that music entered be an original composition by the submitter. No resurrecting someone else’s moldy oldie and doing a cover, OKMusic wants fresh blood.

The outcome of the contest will be determined by the OKMusic community. The song that has the most likes by October 27 will be the declared the winner.

The winner will get exposure to the social network’s millions of visitors worldwide and be highlighted in the new front page OKMusic “Featured Artist” pane. Special treats will include a crystalline star trophy laser-etched with the artist/band’s name, OKMusic winner stickers the artist/band can use to promote themselves locally and a nationally distributed press release about the winning band and song.

“The OKMusic Halloween song contest is the first of many monthly contests designed to provide our artists with opportunities to build a fan base,” Akiko Asami, CEO, OKMusic, explains. “Our mission is to help our members get discovered.”

Recently, Canadian artist Rich Chambers had a song selected for the soundtrack of an upcoming Hollywood film, Chilly Christmas, through a contest on the site.

To learn more about OKMusic or hear indie artists from around the globe, visit the free site at

Full contest rules are available at!/events/halloween

*By entering this contest, you agree to grant us a non-transferable option to claim, for now and forever, your immortal soul. Should we exercise this option, you agree to surrender any claim you may have to it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from This contract may not be challenged in court or through binding arbitration. Souls may only be regained through a “rock off” against an infernal being of OKMusic’s designation.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

My Secret Island To Release "I Miss The Day" Single October 12

My Secret Island is a project which has touched on a variety of musical worlds from the very beginning. The project first received public attention in 2010 with a limited EP called "The First Stories."

Featuring an iconic version of the classic "Riders on the Storm" by The Doors. The current single is called "I Miss The Day". Longing and hoping to one day meet the big love, which seems almost out of reach.

The single features three diverting, completely different versions of "I miss the Day". Included as special bonus is the catchy rock cover version of Tommy Roe's "Sheila", a number 1 hit from the 60s. MY SECRET ISLAND is extraordinarily unique.

"I miss the Day" will be available in digital and physical form in all good shops on October 12, 2012.

America's #1 Party Rock Band

Country, Rock, Pop and Nostalgia are all part of entertainment at the 2012 Central Washington State Fair including one of the most popular American Rock Bands of All Time: Paul Revere & the Raiders - America’s #1 Party Rock Band

Midnite Ride, their fifth studio album featured the single “Kicks” which became a U.S. Top-5 Single. “I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone” is another popular hit off the same album. The Midnite Ride album peaked at #9 on the U.S. “Billboard 200 Albums Chart” and was certified gold in the U.S. It is listed in the book “1001 Albums You Must Hear before You Die” by Robert Dimery and Michael Lydon.

Paul Revere and the Raiders were Columbia Records top-selling rock group in the 1960’s. Their greatest hits album was one of two releases selected by Clive Davis to test a higher list price for albums expected to be particularly popular (the other album was Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits). Their #1 hit Indian Reservation (the Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) went on to become Columbia Records biggest-selling single for almost a decade with sales exceeding six-million.

Their song “Kicks” is ranked at #400 on the list of the “Top 500 Songs of All Time” by Rolling Stone Magazine. “Ups and Downs”, “Steppin’ Out”, “Good Thing”, “Hungry” “Just Like Me”, “Him or Me” are other popular songs by Paul Revere & the Raiders.

Through the years Paul Revere & the Raiders have heard their music covered by such notable artists and groups as Pat Benatar, The Sex Pistols, The Circle Jerks, Joan Jett, The Paisley Underground, Minor Threat, Sammy Hagar, The Who and many others. Among their many other accomplishments Paul Revere and the Raiders were inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2010.

Paul Revere and the Raiders are scheduled to perform on the Budweiser stage, Friday, September 28, 2012 at 7:30pm. Other performers scheduled to appear include Craig Morgan, Rick Springfield, .38 Special, War, Theory of a Deadman and Country Legend Charlie Daniels. The 2012 Central Washington State Fair is being presented by The Yakama Nations Legends Casino.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Renoir Records Releases Tommy Renoir & DG Bros - Bronx (Original Mix)

International DJ and Producer Tommy Renoir and DG Bros are proud to introduce to you "Bronx", their latest music production. It's a mix of electro and progressive synth sounds enriched by the addition of a brief dubstep base. "The fusion of these melodies and our deep love for music enabled us to create a piece that is both melodic and catching. A challenging enterprise, this project has taken many hours of collaborative effort and recording studio time and has yielded a result that's exquisitely unique. I really enjoyed working with these highly gifted producers, these guys have music in their blood. I will be more than glad to cooperate with the DG Bros in the future" Tommy Renoir said in his latest interview. Bronx will be released exclusively on Beatport by Tommy's own Renoir Records on October, 19 and will become available on iTunes, Spotify, Juno download and all other digital stores on November, 3.

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Via Monte Santo, 18/A
20900 Monza, Italy.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Solo Recording Artist Jey Gibbs Wants To "Touch Yo Body" With Debut Single Release

When Jey Gibbs stepped foot on the stage of the legendary "Showtime at the Apollo," and opened his mouth, he was only 13, but he knew destiny was calling out to him. Singing since the age of four, the young artist was blessed with a gift that made the adults around him take note. So much so that even as a child he assisted his mom when she gave vocal lessons to the choir at his home church.

Today, the 24-year is cementing his talent with his debut independent single and video release of "Touch Yo Body." If "Showtime at the Apollo" was still taking auditions, its doubtful he would be boo'ed from the stage! Gibbs has a voice and style that naturally causes women to sway and swoon. With a dash of hip hop bravado; coupled with smooth R&B fever, Gibb's vocal approach is seasoned with special flavor. He gracefully exudes a lustful timbre, tempered with a vintage charm, that he calls "Da E-ffect." A gifted songwriter as well, with "Touch Yo Body," Gibbs seduces the ear while he cradles the heart with lyrics that unwind any semblance of resistance. Gibb's B-side release, "Shoulda Coulda Woulda," which he also composed, continues the lyrical seduction with an up tempo beat that bangs steady.

"I am happy to be able to finally throw my hat in the ring," reveals Gibbs. "It's taken a lot of hard word and sacrifice to bring my music to the table and I could not have done it alone. I am extremely grateful to the team I have around me. With these two songs, I'm singing to the women and I think with one listen, they will get the message loud and clear. I am an artist who is here for them." A Charleston, SC native, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Gibbs is a recent graduate of Long Island University with a bachelors in Media Arts. He hosts his own campus radio show, "Business with Jay."

Both "Touch Yo Body" and "Shoulda Coulda Woulda" were mixed and recorded at Harlem's popular Stadium Red Studios. When not singing and recording, Gibbs supplements his craft by working at La Guardia Airport as a Transportation Security Officer. But by the sound of his first solo offerings, that won't be for long.

Groove with Jey Gibbs at and let him "Touch Yo Body" at View the video at


Monday, September 24, 2012

New Chat & Video Chat Room + New Look For has added an awesome feature to allow Independent artists to chat with fans, other artists & industry via traditional chat or 1 to 1 or 1 to many VIDEO chat.

This service is FREE as are all the features of the awesome website.

Allowing artists & fans to communicate, share ideas, meet each other in a social chat environment is long overdue.

"The world seems to have backed away from chat rooms years ago in favour of I.M chat" says Whotune Founder & CEO Karl George. "Then Google hangouts were launched & everyone was amazed by them! The Whotune chat facility allows open communication between fans, artists-anyone, without chat its like having a great niteclub where everyone is segregated, with chat the club is open for everyone to meet & communicate" Karl added " I know where I would rather be hanging out"

Whotune also released its sharp new look, check it out & all the amazing FREE features of whotune at & get chatting! share ideas, shoot the breeze!

Timbaland And Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon Co-Produce Missy Elliott's New Singles, "9th Inning" And "Triple Threat" In The Wake Of Her Up-And-Coming LP

Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon confirms co-production with Timbaland on Missy Elliott's latest singles, "Triple Threat" and "9th Inning."

Elliot told BET's 106 & Park, "This album is so crazy. People be like, 'Welcome back. We glad you back.' No. This will say we never left. There's nothing like it." J-Roc and Timbaland are slated to co-produce the entire album.

J-Roc commented in a recent interview that, "These singles are preludes to an eventful LP that delivers the missing ingredients of what Hip Hop is all about!"

Outside of guest spots for the likes of Katy Perry and J Cole, the new tracks are the first to emerge since the rapper's 2005 'The Cookbook.'

Sources close to J-Roc's camp have also mentioned that Missy Elliott is due to appear on Timbaland's new album Shock Value II, which is schedule to release later this year.

Listen to "Triple Threat" on Itunes here.

Listen to "9th Inning" on Itunes here.

About J-Roc
Jerome Harmon, professionally known as J-Roc, is a Grammy-award winning multi-platinum music producer and songwriter that has worked with the likes of Cher, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown and Jay-Z to name but a few. He works closely with super-producer Timbaland on major label artist projects. Visit for more information on J-Roc.

About Weerai Music
Weerai Music is an all rights management company that works with a select roster of chart topping clients that have earned Billboard and Grammy success with some of the biggest names in music. Visit for more information on Weerai Music's services.

Contact: tonyh (at) weeraimusic (dot) com