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.