Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mix Engineer Rob Chiarelli Off To A Good Start!

Mix engineer Rob Chiarelli hit the ground running in 2013 with the January 25th release of Charlie Wilson's album, "Love, Charlie" (RCA/Sony). Chiarelli mixed the entire album at Final Mix Studios in Los Angeles. The first single, "My Love Is All I Have" has taken over the #1 position on the Urban AC chart and the album is receiving 5-star reviews.





Contact Info:

For the U.S.

Michael Mav. Mavrolas

Genuine Music Group

11271 Ventura Blvd. #225

Studio City, Ca. 91604

t. 818-505-6870 / 323-848-9797

f. 323-848-9393

c. 818-693-1000

For the U.K.


142 New Cavendish Street

London W1W 6YF


t.792 029 9249

Idolumic Unveils Multi-Platform Updates Of Rhyme Genie And TuneSmith

With the release of Rhyme Genie 5 Idolumic unveils a new iOS version to complement the updated Mac and Windows versions of the dynamic rhyming dictionary. With 30 different rhyme types and over 10 million phonetic references the iOS version of Rhyme Genie 5 is an exact clone of the desktop version requiring the use of an iPhone 5, an iPad 4 or an iPad Mini.

"Even though we have completely re-designed Rhyme Genie 5 to run as efficiently as possible on all platforms, Apple's latest mobile devices are strongly recommended to achieve optimum performance on iOS," says Peter Wier, Idolumic's founder. "Rhyme Genie's unique intelligent rhyme algorithm, which allows you to find a wealth of inspiring near rhymes by simply adjusting the similarity in sound between the search word and prospective rhyme mates, requires an appropriate amount of processing power."

Rhyme Genie 5 offers a refined user interface to take advantage of Apple's new high resolution Retina Display. With 110,000 new entries the integrated syllable-matching thesaurus has been expanded to encompass 537,000 synonyms. The rhyming dictionary now features a total of 327,000 entries with the latest additions consisting of over 5000 traditional proverbs and all major country hit songs of the last 50 years.

Coinciding with the update of Rhyme Genie is the release of TuneSmith 2, which can run the rhyming dictionary as a plug-in. Introduced last year as a free companion software to Rhyme Genie on the Mac and the Windows platforms, the new version of TuneSmith adds a chord sheet editor to its song creation and administration features.

"TuneSmith's chord sheet editor enables songwriters to add professionally formatted chord symbols with matching guitar chord charts to their lyrics. In addition, an integrated chord dictionary allows you to look up the notes, fret positions and intervals of over 4800 chords. An unlimited number of custom chord charts can be maintained with TuneSmith," states Wier. "Even with its greatly enhanced functionality, which now includes a song catalog manager, a pitch journal, a lyrics editor and an audio recorder, TuneSmith can still be installed on as many computers as desired completely free of charge by all registered users of Rhyme Genie."

In accordance with Idolumic's free update policy all users can request a free activation code for Rhyme Genie 5, provided the new version of the rhyming dictionary is installed on the same computer device as the previous version. A newly purchased serial number can be used to activate Rhyme Genie 5 on up to three different devices, regardless of the platform. The first serial number is priced at $24.95. Registered users can purchase an additional serial number for $7.95. Free trials of TuneSmith and Rhyme Genie are available for Mac or PC at

Friday, February 15, 2013 Launches Social Network-Based Online Marketing for Artists, Producers, Managers, Songwriters, and Record Labels

Pittsburgh, PA - February 1, 2013 -, a leading provider of online musician-for-hire collaboration services, is pleased to announce that it is now offering a variety of online marketing packages to artists, producers, managers, songwriters, and record labels. These online marketing packages target the most popular social networks including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and ReverbNation. The goal is to increase likes, views, and followers across these platforms in an effort to grow an artist's fan base and ultimately drive sales.

Founded in 2007, has always been a strong advocate for the creation of music and the creative musician community. The company is excited to expand its services and provide artists the opportunity to market their music through several compelling online marketing packages.

Most artists have a Facebook page, Twitter account, personal website, artist pages on various music related web sites, and have their songs available on iTunes and The challenge is getting people to visit and download! online marketing packages are intended to be a compelling marketing tool that artists, producers, managers, songwriters, and record labels can use to cut through the noise and get heard.

A representative shared, "We're thrilled to continue serving the global musician community. This really is a natural progression for us. At, our primary focus is creating songs. Once a song is created, the next logical thing to do is to get it out there and create a buzz. Many artists spend a great deal of time and money creating their music - that is their passion. Marketing sometimes gets overlooked or can be a real challenge. This is where we can help!"

About provides instant access to a vast global network of musicians-for-hire that are ready to work and collaborate via the web. For those that don't need to find and hire musicians but simply need an efficient way to manage studio files with existing collaboration partners, StudioTraxx also provides online private collaboration areas. Discover thousands of musicians-for-hire who cover every skill set and music genre including instrument, vocal performance, full arrangement backing tracks, engineering, drum programming, and film score composition.

### Sells 15-Millionth Sheet Music Download; Registers 20% Sales Growth in 2012

MADISON, WI - January 28, 2013 - Today, the leading online sheet music retailer, publisher and technology company, announced it sold its 15 millionth sheet music download in mid-January, a cumulative download total since the launch of the site in late 1999. In 2012 alone sold more than 3.3 million downloads.

The company also announced its total sales increased more than 20% in 2012 to over $18 million. Sales of digital downloads, loyalty club memberships and paid mobile apps all contributed to 2012 growth.

"We are pleased with our 2012 performance and look for significant gains to continue in 2013 and beyond," stated Tim Reiland, Musicnotes Chairman and CFO. "Our international growth is particularly strong."

"Customer mobility presents new opportunities for our business," Reiland continued. "The Musicnotes team will continue to add great content and deliver highly anticipated user experience enhancements in 2013 that will excite our loyal customer base, which now exceeds three million."

In 2012 Musicnotes introduced Musicnotes Anywhere, a suite of software and mobile apps that allows customers to access their sheet music from multiple devices including computers, tablets and phones. The introduction was accompanied by's first ever video advertising campaign that was launched this fall. More information on Musicnotes Anywhere is available online at

"Musicians want to be able to take their sheet music anywhere, without resorting to paper music - so we focused our efforts to provide that service with Musicnotes Anywhere," said Bill Aicher, Chief Growth Officer. "In 2013 we are already working on additional improvements to Musicnotes Anywhere, as well as several highly-requested site enhancements that will continue to make an invaluable service to musicians worldwide."

About Musicnotes: Musicnotes, Inc. offers an online catalog of nearly 250,000 digital sheet music arrangements, 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.

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Missing Link Music Secures a Multifaceted Advertising Deal with Verizon

A multi-media print, TV and online advertising licensing deal was recently secured between Missing Link Music and Verizon on behalf of songwriter clients Randall Bowland, Adam Blackstone and George McCurdy, featuring Jill Scott's hit song, "Le Boom Vent Suite" in an upcoming campaign. The deal itself is a very unique endorsement for both Verizon, artist Jill Scott and Missing Link Music.

In honor of Black History Month, Verizon has created the campaign entitled Verizon Innovators and Pioneers.

Jill Scott will be a featured artist in the initiative titled, "Celebrating Your Story". In the feature, Jill will share her life and career through empowering stories as one of Verizon's "Innovators & Pioneers". "Le Boom Vent Suite" will be one of the featured tracks within her story.

"Le Boom Vent Suite" was co-written and co-produced by Missing Link clients Adam Blackstone, Randall Bowland, and George McCurdy.

"Le Boom Vent Suite" was originally featured on Jill Scott's album The Light of the Sun. The Light of the Sun is Jill Scott's fourth studio album and was released through Blue Babe Records/ Warner Bros. Records. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200.


Missing Link Music, LLC is a full service music publishing and rights management company, representing over 500 songwriters and producers, many of whom have written for artists including Justin Bieber, Amy Winehouse, Usher, Prince, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige, Al Green and many others.

Recent hits administered by Missing Link Music include "In the Morning" by J. Cole featuring Drake, "Fall In Love" by Estelle, "HYFR (Hell Ya F****** Right)" by Drake featuring Lil Wayne, "What Happened to U" by Usher, "Stay With Me (By The Sea)" by Al Green and "Capitol" by Curren$y featuring 2 Chainz.

Be sure to check out Missing Link Music online for all the latest news and updates at:

Also follow us on Twitter: @MLMusicPub

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pavement Entertainment Announces UK/European Distribution Deal

Chicago based Metal and Heavy Rock label Pavement Entertainment in pleased to announce a UK/European distribution and marketing venture with UK based RSK Entertainment. As previously announced Pavement joined forces with Sony RED and MRI/Megaforce in a unique partnership and distribution deal last year.

Mark Nawara Pavement's President states" The joining of RSK Entertainment to the Pavement family will solidify solid coverage of all Pavement artists and new releases". We are looking forward to working with Simon Carver and all at RSK."

Currently scheduled are releases from Hell Or High Water (featuring vocalist Brandon Saller of Atreyu) and Dark New Day's long awaited release of "Hail Mary" featuring members of Evanescence and Sevendust. Coming in March is a pure slab of Death Metal from Italy's own The Modern Age Slavery entitled "Requiem for us all".

Renoir Records Releases Mauro Farinelli - Zebra (Original Mix)

Milano, January 21 2012

Only one month after his latest production the great talent Mauro Farinelli is back with "Zebra", one of the house progressive hits of the year. It is a one of a kind fusion of warm and harmonic melodies, which makes his style so personal and unique. A young, promising dance music artist, Mauro brings individual sounds to life and turns them into never heard before productions. Produced by Renoir Records, "Zebra" will be launched February 11, 2013 exclusively on Beatport and will become available March 4, 2013 on iTunes, Spotify, Trackitdown and all other stores.

More info:

Renoir Records

Via Monte Santo, 18/A

20900 Monza, Italy

Eventide Announces The H9 Harmonizer

LITTLE FERRY, NEW JERSEY - Eventide unveiled its newest addition to their stompbox line, the H9 Harmonizer�. The H9 delivers Eventide's acclaimed sound and can run all of Eventide's stompbox effects. It features a simple, one-knob user interface and also connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to iPods, iPhones and iPads for creating and managing presets, live control and in-app algorithm purchases.

"The H9 is designed to pack all that you need by way of delay, modulation, pitch, and reverb effects, along with a fast, accurate tuner, in a small footprint. We've also created a feature-rich remote control app, H9 Control, for controlling the H9 from an iPhone or iPad, wirelessly via Bluetooth or tethered to your PC or Mac via USB," said Ray Maxwell, Eventide's VP of Sales and Marketing. "As always, our prime directive is to deliver the Eventide sound that our users have come to rely on. Never before has that sound been packed into such a small package," he added.

The H9 comes bundled with a set of the most popular algorithms taken from Eventide's stompboxes: Liquid Chorus, Organic Chorus, Shimmer Chorus, Classic Chorus, Phase XO Chorus, Bias Tremolo, and Opto Tremolo from ModFactor; H910, H949, and Crystals� from PitchFactor; Tape Echo and Vintage Delay from TimeFactor; and Hall and Shimmer from Space. The standard bundle also includes the first in a series of new H9-specific algorithms, UltraTap Delay�.

All of Eventide's stompbox algorithms and their associated presets are available for in-app purchase.

While the H9 is fully controllable via its front panel, a free iOS app, H9 Control, can be downloaded to your iPhone or iPad for live editing, creating and managing presets and changing system settings wirelessly via Bluetooth. H9 Control can also be downloaded to your PC or Mac and connected via USB.

The H9 features stereo audio I/O, MIDI I/O and Expression Pedal and Auxiliary Switch inputs.

H9 will be available in March of 2013 through authorized Eventide stompbox dealers.

About Eventide

Eventide was founded in 1971 in New York City. Eventide is a leading developer and manufacturer of digital audio processing products for recording, broadcast, and live performance. Headquartered in Little Ferry, NJ, Eventide invented the H910, the first Harmonizer effects processor in 1975, and introduced the H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer effects processor in 1987. Visit Eventide online at

Eventide and Harmonizer are registered trademarks; Crystals and UltraTap Delay are trademarks of Eventide Inc. iPod, iPhone, iPad and iOS are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

�2013 Eventide Inc.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

New Music From Charlie Dee Diaz

Charlie Dee Diaz is climbing up the National Reverbnation E.D.M. charts and tops the local charts at #1 for the Treasure Coast in Fla. The new music is a combination of his Latin Freestyle roots, with a mostly instrumental, heavier club feel, with his crowd moving beats. The trax will be available for FREE download on his Face Book page, and the CD will follow in April/May, with Bonus Beats and special mixes of the previous trax.

Charlie Dee Diaz is best known for his editing, remixing, and drum programming/production on Sweet Sensation songs "Hooked on you" "Take it while it's Hot" "Never let you go", Tony Terrys' "Lovey Dovey" and Sly Fox "Let's go all the way" and "Como tu te llama."

Those artists/Producers wishing to contact him can email him at

New Crowdfunding Site Launches For Music & Film Projects

Fundervine is a new crowdfunding platform for music and film projects. If you've never heard of crowdfunding it enables fans to support projects they love and at the same time get a tangible reward like a CD, film or gig ticket, dvd etc. Musicians and filmmakers can raise funds to make a project viable without having to borrow or find all the money themselves.

Users can simply register, create a project and get funded! Musicians and Bands can raise funds for their next CD, stage a music festival, make a DVD, stream a gig over the internet, stage a celebration concert or make a studio album.

Filmmakers can get Pre or Post production funding, help with staging a premiere by raising funds through ticket sales or simply offering a finished DVD as a reward.

The only limit is the project owners creativity.

The site works by offering rewards to 'fans' or 'supporters' who can pledge to help the project. They are not charged unless the project raises all the money asked for. Rewards can be anything tangible and project owners can choose to raise funds for 30 to 90 days.

Fundervine are open for new projects now at