Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dolo The Bandit Expands on International Success with Solo Release, Project Monarch

Fresh out of an extremely successful year with featured placements in a new Spike Lee Joint “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Kills you” and an international brand campaign for Surf world powerhouse Quicksilver, New York artist Dolo The Bandit announces solo release “Project Monarch” on Canadian label UIYB (Up In Your Basement), with lead single “Roach Clips”. Dolo’s advance through the ranks of began in 2011 when his self-produced cut “Get Down” was selected as only one of three featured cuts in the Spike Lee Film alongside Hip Hop legend Ice-T and then having the song licensed for the Quicksilver Pro New York and France surf competition tours, launching Dolo onto the global stage. Project Monarch showcases Dolo’s aggressive lyrical attack and massive production style. Lead single “Roach Clips” exhibits Dolo’s understanding of how real music is made and brings back the core of Hip Hop with strong lyrics, clever story telling and break-ya-neck style production. 2010 tested the mettle of Dolo as he survived a home invasion attempt resulting in him suffering a shotgun blast, injuring his face and hands. Despite this type of trial in his personal life, Dolo has remained a true Soldier of the Hip Hop community, giving back by performing for children at the NYC Library in Highbridge. Dolo has stayed true to the roots of the genre and despite personal challenges maintains the drive and focus needed to earn his place at the table of music industry leaders. A F One, Inc., Dolo’s management team, lead by Bravo Captain and SaL GuoD, is in full court press mode for his upcoming release and is preparing for the video launch of in support of “Roach Clips” in the first quarter 2012. Project Monarch will be released July of 2012 via Canadian label UIYB (Up In Your Basement) whom Dolo has signed with for a one album deal. Dolo has also signed a publishing deal with Mac A Million Dollar Man Musick. Fans can find more on Dolo The Bandit at Email:

MC Zulu Continues Global Bass Crusade With Israel's Top Reggae Producer

Controversial Reggae vocalist MC ZULU made his mark combining futuristic dance music with social commentary, often displaying a biting wit. His latest single “Love Machine” is a mischievous glimpse into the suggestive nature of Electro Reggae, a sound he has championed throughout the world. Although his voice has been celebrated globally, MC Zulu’s greatest gift is his ability with words. He effortlessly conveys a seductive message without crossing the threshold into the obscene. The conversational tone of “Love Machine” playfully details the misadventures related to virtual romance. Love Machine was produced by one of Tel Aviv’s most recognized DJ luminaries, SaBBo Ronen from the Israeli Hip-Hop collective “Soulico”. SaBBo has also worked with Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Turbulence, Rye Rye, Ghostface Killah and others. He is also a frequent contributor to the Mad Decent and Generation Bass blogs. The Love Machine single is released only as a fan exclusive, with the option to choose what you pay. Email:

Friday, February 17, 2012

World5 To Release Global Experience May 1st 2012

Collaborating between five band members spanning four countries with a 4-time Grammy winning producer in a Houston recording studio, and having recently received two number-one slots on prominent internet charts and a Gold Award for their promotional single and video, the band World5 will be releasing their debut album titled "Global Experience" later this spring. "I think the album is a cool blend of different styles." states 4-time Grammy winning producer Randy Miller. "The songs have the common thread of the individual members of the group bringing their own artistic visions to bring about the globally diverse sound of World 5 . It was a great experience to mix and master this album using technology to overcome time and space to bring all of our musical ideas together. I think the album turned out the way we all hoped it would....very cool!" "You And I", which is about a positive relationship between a young couple about to be engaged has been well received by a number of folks having reached top 5 slots at such internet stations as the Independent Music Network hosted by Michael Damien, number one on All Access' Songdish and the internet radio show "Radio Gets Wild" gave the single their "Gold Award" among other positive responses from internet outlets on a worldwide level. The video to the single has also garnered much attention as a feel-good story that has gotten over 20,000 views on YouTube, Vimeo and other outlets. "We already had such a great response from the song but when we released the video the song has gotten so much more attention" states drummer/ percussionist Raimund Breitfeld. "People from all around the world can easily identify themselves with this storyline in the video." "We were very excited when we heard that "You And I" had hit #1 on a couple of charts and #4 on another," states vocalist Don Bruner as the bands first single from their upcoming album was such a success in a short period. "One of the things that we were hoping for was that our music would not only be appreciated in our home countries but have an appeal to everyone, everywhere." World5 is managed by Black Mountain Productions Inc. and released through Island Def Jam Digital Distribution. Email:

Rising Pop Star D'Lannie Releases "It’s Going Down" on iTunes

There is a new voice of pop music that is giving established superstars a run for their money. Young rising star D'Lannie is a naturally talented young pop singer with strong vocal abilities and a dynamic, charismatic personality that makes her hard to miss. As her career takes off, fans and critics alike have been asking for more from this young artist, and D'Lannie has answered requests with the release of her first single ”It’s Going Down,” now available on iTunes!

A unique artist with undeniable singing talent and stunning good looks, D'Lannie appeals to fans of all demographics, intoxicating listeners with her contagiously fun music. D'Lannie constantly keeps busy with making new music, always developing her sound and giving her devoted fans new material to look forward to. Now available on iTunes, her newest single, ”It’s Going Down” is an upbeat dance-driven track that showcases D'Lannie's strong vocal skills and her performance charisma and marks her permanent place in the world of pop music.

For fans of Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj and Madonna, D'Lannie is a new addition to the pop music world that is worthy of attention. Be sure to check out her newest hit single, "It’s Going Down," now available on iTunes!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Loops N Grooves" Latest Release From Wah

"Loops N Grooves", the latest release from internationally renowned yoga music guru, dancer, choreographer and author Wah! will be available on February 7th on Wah! Music. In support of her latest release, Wah! will embark on an international tour, performing more than 40 concerts, yoga workshops and festivals across the United States and Europe. Blending Eastern-tinged melodies and meditative yoga mantras with decidedly groove-based, ambient beats, Loops N Grooves offers up ten inspired tracks that add an element of electronica to Wah!'s already prolific musical arsenal. Wah!'s vocals shine on the compelling opening track "Gananatha," while the minimalist, electronic instrumentation "Jai Love" has a calming, almost trancelike effect that brings to mind electronica artists such as KraftWerk and Air. "Shambho" incorporates beatbox and club beats to deliver a dance experience. "Radhe Radhe" uses finger cymbals and sitars over a chilled out, hip hop groove. "My goal is simple. Through my music, I want to clear my own personal energy and feel lighter when I'm done. I want to bring people with me on that path as they enjoy the music," says Wah! Wah! - whose name means, "bliss beyond description" is a spiritual pioneer, musician and record label founder who has been touring and recording for over a decade and continues to draw attention in the yoga community and beyond. Celebrated by critics and such media outlets as Yoga Journal, Yoga + Magazine and UK Yoga Magazine among others, Wah! continues to be a worldwide leader and creative wellspring for the yoga community. "No one leaves a Wah! concert with a heavy heart." - Yoga International Magazine Wah! kicked off her international tour on January 8th St. Augustine, Florida and will perform more than 40 dates throughout North America and Europe. For a complete listing of tour dates and ticket information, please visit TRACK LIST: 1. Gananatha 2. Jai Ma Love 3. Rada Gopala 4. Kalie Ma 5. Free Ram 6. Shambho 7. Radhe Radhe 8. Cosmic HK 9. Guru Jaya 10. Meaning For additional information please visit: # # # About BFM Digital, Inc. 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.

Elliot Scheiner Wins His 7th Grammy Award

One of the world's foremost record producers, engineers and mixers - Elliot Scheiner - has won his 7th Grammy Award at the 2012 event for his work on Eric Clapton's "Layla And Other Love Songs" Elliot, who has had 25 previous nominations for a Grammy has worked with a huge range of artists including Fleetwood Mac, Sting, The Eagles, James Brown, Aerosmith, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Paul McCartney and Queen, to name just a very few. He has also produced soundtracks for movies including The Godfather 1 and II and Meet The Robinsons, among others. Joe D'Ambrosio of JD Management Inc, who represents Elliot quotes directly from the venue in Los Angeles: "It's always an honor to be nominated and a privilege to win a Grammy and Elliot is delighted, of course" Colleagues that also worked on the Eric Clapton project included Bob Ludwig - surround mastering engineer and Bill Levenson. The project was produced and mixed at Trackman Productions, Elliot Scheiner's private studio. Elliot Scheiner is represented by Joe D'Ambrosio at JD Management Inc. JD Management are also celebrating 10 years in the business in 2012. For more on Elliot and on JD Management please visit: Media contact: Kevin Fetterplace at Mojo Working

MusicDishTV Presents "You and I" by World5

The video "You and I" showcases a unique Quintet of Artists from as far away as New Zealand, and Europe, and vocalist Don Bruner singing about a relationship that is strong enough to survive "the big fight." The video showcases this Adult Contemporary song, flavored with a bit of Latin rhythm, by using the image of a young boxer and his sweetheart by his side at the ring cheering him on. The victory for these seasoned musicians is the collaboration made possible by the magic of digital recording. World5's website

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Review of "Cutting Edge Released....LIVE!" by SKOPE Magazine

Cutting Edge's new live album, has received a glowing review from Jimmy Rae of Skope magazine: Are you ready for the best thing since sliced bread??? Well then, you’re in luck my friends because Cutting Edge is their name and ‘RELEASED… LIVE’ is the album that will electrify audiences everywhere! Seriously, if you dig live recordings then this one is definitely for you. In my opinion, this record is right up there at the top of my list for one of the best live albums I’ve ever heard! From start to finish, you know right away that Cutting Edge was specifically designed to perform live ‘n’ exciting music for thousands of screaming fans. All 14 tracks display a crazy amount of energy where the fans are totally into it and Cutting Edge is feelin’ it. The overall excitement that surrounds the band and the people is really something special to hear. ‘RELEASED… LIVE’ is an in-your-face rock party CE style that will leave the listeners in amazement. Cutting Edge is one of the most eclectic groups out there amongst Major & Indie acts. The lead vocals will grab you with meaningful & catchy lyrics while you will also witness smokin’ hot guitar playing/solos, powerful drumming, excellent backup singers along with some cool horn parts thrown in. You might also like the politically-driven songs where the Cutting Edge views are addressed in a cool ‘n’ direct manner. This kind of material is much needed for today’s world and CE says it best on “Abuse of Power” where they sing “Do we have a justice system?…It’s time to find a solution”. Great question to bring up and an answer is surely in desperate need…don’t ya think? I couldn’t help but move to the exhilarating, live sets on ‘RELEASED… LIVE’ where the music will just take over your body. You’ll hear the epic chart topper “Your Love Is My Oxygen” and the fan favorite “Love Police” that is sure to drive you wild along with many other CE rockers. Cutting Edge is simply on fire and this new release proves it. Ain’t no party like a Cutting Edge party cause a Cutting Edge party don’t stop! You heard it here, if you’re looking for one of the best live bands on the planet and one of the best live albums around then Cutting Edge, ‘RELEASED… LIVE’ is your ticket! And as Cutting Edge says on one of their songs “Let Your Body Rock…let your body roll” because only REO Speedwagon knows that I “Can’t Fight This Feeling”any longer. The Cutting Edge spell has got a hold of me and it won’t let go! For more on Cutting Edge and to purchase the album, SKOPE out!/id496959774

Classic Country with Mike Birch

Forged with an iron will and a heart of gold, Virginia’s own Mike Birch is carrying the banner of classic country and proving himself as one of the genre’s latest up and coming stars. As a dreamer and a music lover, this talented singer possesses a charm like no other, utilizing his innate country sensibilities to pen memorable, catchy songs which stay with the listener long after the record stops spinning. Now fresh off the debut of his first album, Believe, Birch is ready to take on the world with his group of country music veterans. From his life as a deputy sheriff to teaching criminal justice in Virginia, Birch always remained true to his teenage dreams, never forgetting his desire to entertain and thrill people with his singing. Beginning with popular cover tracks and a few songs from Roy Orbison or Chris Isaak, he continued to hone his voice to the razor sharp edge we hear on Believe. Influenced by artists such as Charlie Rich, Vince Gill and Blake Shelton, this former karaoke bar star has broken out of the local community with the release of his debut LP, which is already garnering attention from music critics throughout the scene. “Believe is a strong release for Birch and his ensemble. The songs are well written and creatively performed, and the vocals have a very personal quality to them that helps them stand out among the crowded modern country scene,” said Matthew Warnock in a recent review of the album. Jam packed with 14 songs which hail directly from the roots of classic country but occasionally straddle the line between pop and rock, Believe features a host of local musicians from the Georgia area. The came together at Flatbottom Underground Studios in Canton, GA, and features John Ervin as the producer. Between Birch’s powerful leading vocal tone and the combined talent of 14 other artists who appear throughout the record, the group generates a unique homegrown feel which is rarely seen in contemporary country. Also appearing on the album is renowned fiddle and mandolin player Tim Passmore, who has played with stars such as Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels, Lynard Skynard, Trisha Yearwood and many more. Savannah, GA performing artist Kyle Shiver lent a hand with writing the title track for Believe, as well as the ballad “Rest of Her Life.” The work is just beginning for Birch though, as he’s already started assembling his full-time band for performances this summer around the Northern Virginia area. Believe is currently available from major digital retailers such as iTunes or Amazon, and fans can listen to streaming audio, view photos and stay updated on all of the latest news at his official website, Facebook, or MySpace page.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Adele's "Someone Like You" Wins Tenth Annual "Song of the Year" Award, the Madison, WI-based online sheet music retailer and publisher, announced today that Adele's hit song "Someone Like You," from her album, 21, has won the tenth annual Song of the Year Award. "Someone Like You" surpassed all previous Song of the Year records - selling more than double the previous record-holder, Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." The song's writers, Adele Adkins and Daniel Wilson are both recipients of the award, joining the ranks of previous winning songwriters including Leonard Cohen, Linda Perry and Vanessa Carlton. Universal Music Publishing Ltd. and Chrysalis Music Ltd., the song's publishers, will likewise be receiving Musicnotes "Publisher of the Year" awards. Paul Connolly, Universal Music Publishing Group's President of Europe & UK said, "As Adele's publisher, we're delighted with this award. As well as deserved recognition of a stunning song, it's also a great demonstration of a digital innovation that delivers commercial results for songwriters and their music publishers." Laurent Hubert, COO - North America at BMG Rights Management added, "BMG is proud to be a part of our writer Dan Wilson and Adele's brilliant collaboration on "Someone Like You." They've created a new, timeless classic that will be played for ages to come." Musicnotes has previously presented awards to Leonard Cohen ("Hallelujah"),Vanessa Carlton ("A Thousand Miles"), Linda Perry (Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful"), Evanescence ("My Immortal"), Tom Higgenson ("Hey There Delilah"), Marcus Hummon, Bobby Boyd and Jeff Hanna ("Bless the Broken Road"), Daniel Powter ("Bad Day"), Jon Mabe and Jessi Alexander ("The Climb") and Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon ("Don't Stop Believin'). Adele's "Someone Like You" joins them as the recipient of the 2011 Song of the Year Award as the best-selling sheet music piece at throughout 2011. Adele will be performing live at the 54th Annual Grammy awards on February 12, 2012. It will be her first performance since undergoing vocal cord surgery last fall. ### About Musicnotes: Musicnotes, Inc. offers an online catalog of over 200,000 digital sheet music titles, built on the strength of content agreements with Alfred Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing, Faber Music Ltd, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Publishing, Disney Music Publishing, Cherry Lane Music Company, Peermusic, Word Music, EMI Christian, Bug Music and many others. Musicnotes is featured in Internet Retailer Magazine's list of the Top 500 Online Retailers and is one of the top 50 American Music Products Retailers according to Music Trades Magazine.