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.