Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Naama Kates Releases Video For New Single "King For The Day"

Singer-songwriter/pianist Naama Kates recently released the music video for her newest track, "King for the Day", taken off of her sophomore full-length album on her official Youtube page. Directed by Luis Aguirre, the video is extravagant, provocative, and layered with dark wit. It serves as the perfect accompaniment to the wonderfully realized single.

Corresponding to the single's message about being "King for the Day", the video features a ravishing Kates dressed in a lavish evening dress singing. A suited man appears from time to time and pampers Kates with gifts and gestures, making her a true "king". As the video draws to an end, however, we are forced to recognize the superficiality of these objects. The exaggerated backdrop is taken down to reveal a rundown alley, while the man takes back his gifts, leaving Kates looking helpless.

The single itself is a classy blend of blues, jazz, and pop. With the help of Mike Richardson on the trombone, John Carfi on bass, and Rich West on drums, Kates records a gorgeous piano arrangement. Her exuberant vocals give the poetic lyrics a high level of sincerity and power. Grammy-nominated producer Scott Fraser (Kronos Quartet) recorded, engineered and mastered. Like all the other songs on her sophomore album, "King for the Day" was recorded in a single take.

Naama Kates began composing and singing at an early age. Upon her arrival in Los Angeles in 2009 she began working on her debut record "The Unexamined Life" which was released in 2012 to critical and commercial success. Her sophomore album, "King for the Day" will be released on March 12, 2013.

4Music To Air New 3DD's London Live Series In New Partnership

Box TV will broadcast the new series of the successful music TV show, London Live. Airing on 4Music from March 2013, the 26-part series will feature some of the world's hottest established and emerging music stars including Harlem rap star, A$AP Rocky, pop starlet Carly Rae Jepson and Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine.

Each half hour show includes live performances as well as each artist telling their story in an in-depth interview. Previously London Live has featured global megastars such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.

Dave Young, director of programming at Box TV said: "We're really excited about this partnership. Like Box TV, 3DD are a company who are hugely committed to delivering quality platforms for UK and international artist performances and great access for music fans. London Live's continued success is a testament to that. The shows are already shaping up with a diverse range of talent from Carly Rae Jepson to A$AP Rocky, but we're also looking forward to greatly extending the programming we can build from the London Live shoot days and taking that across the Box channels from 4Music to Kiss, Kerrang! and beyond. Ultimately, we think we've got a great new offering for the labels here and look forward to discussing it."

3DD executive producer, Dominic Saville said: "I am very happy to have found a new home in the UK for our flagship music series. London Live continuing on a free viewing platform is very important for the series and the record companies who have supported and enjoyed the series since it began eight years ago. We're proud to work with Box TV for this new chapter of London Live."

Jess Eldridge, series producer of London Live said: "What is really exciting about the next series of London Live is that we are able to maximise time with talent during filming to create further promotional opportunities with Box TV. If an artist features on London Live, we will also look at what other features they can do across Box TV's seven digital channels and online properties � it really is an exciting evolution for labels in a time with artist availability is limited."

harlequins enigma change distributor to pitchmystuff

via ariel publicity harlequins enigma has received two 5 out of 5 stars reviews on 2 of their latest albums: td sound 1 & discord. td sound 1 features guest artists klaus schulze & tangerine dream. discord features non other than jean michel jarre. melissa nastasi from ariel publicity who did the td sound 1 review, has spoken of track angel as a musical masterpiece, & terracotta as sonically crafted to perfection. her fondness of td sound 1 & apetite for more can be calmed, as harlequins enigma has revealed a td sound 2 album up the hill in the future.'s review of stargazer 1 - moonphase, a featured track on td sound 1, was spoken of as, quote: "the single itself reflects the universe's mysterious allure. The single's hallowing sounds are doubled by the haunting echoes. When the listener closes his or her eyes, he or she is truly no longer in this world." quote end. moon phase features klaus schulze & harlequins enigma's brother, jan reidar riisnes on synth. matthew forss from ariel publicity who wrote the discord review speaks of transcending conflicts as a perfect video game soundtrack or an ambient lounge tune. he also mentions binding steps as sonically top notch. the road up ahead is uncharted for harlequins enigma, but it might just be lit. as for the future, a new album cover was revealed today at their facebook page. it is an ep called "one ticket from loneliness to happiness please" featuring guest artist kitaro. the album contains 2 of harlequins enigma's strongest tracks & will be available most likely in april 2013. ophidians - big chiefs, the third album out via pitchmystuff is a retro album of old & new amiga material. sade's performance in little monster jazz has been remastered & sound maybe twice as good as the original, & social bar featuring tori amos has been remade to a new mix, & is slightly less noisy then the previous original. harlequins enigma's music can be purchased at itunes & amazon services among others.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Mix Engineer Rob Chiarelli And Producer Warryn Campbell

Congratulations to Mary Mary (Columbia/Sony) & producer/writer Warryn Campbell on their GRAMMY winning single "Go Get It". The record was engineered by Bruce Boechner at My Block Studios and mixed by Rob Chiarelli at Final Mix Studios in Los Angeles, CA. This is their 6th GRAMMY award.





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Paris Celebrates Sylvia Bennett's Release Of C'est Si Bon

April in Paris is an irresistible time of love and wonderment, but in 2013 a special celebration will heighten the city's magic... Marking the release of C'est Si Bon, Sylvia Bennett's new album, the American diva will enchant audiences with a concert at the Renaissance Le Parc Trocadero Hotel on April 15th, beginning at 9:00 p.m. A cash bar will be available. The concert, which is part of the hotel's RLife Live Event series, will include songs from her new all-French-language CD as well as selections from Sentimental Journey, the Grammy-nominated album she recorded with her mentor, the late Lionel Hampton. This tribute to the legendary artist commemorates what would have been his 105th birthday on April 20th.

With such songs as "C'est Magnifique," "Un Homme et Une Femme," and "La Vie En Rose," the CD C'est Si Bon is the stuff of which dreams are made, delivering promises of thrills and romance in Paris, the very mecca of seduction. Sylvia has never sounded better, crooning these timeless classics in a voice like velvet, textured with emotion, and flawlessly enunciated. The inspired musical arrangements can be credited to Producer Hal S. Batt, who has worked with some of the world's foremost artists, including Julio Iglesias and Chayenne.

C'est Si Bon will be available on,, iTunes, and your favorite digital download store, as well as

To obtain more information, promo requests, or to set up an interview please contact Janet Moorhead at 786.205.1895 or by writing her at

Monday, April 1, 2013

Jazz Trombonist/Arranger Earl McIntyre Releases New CD, Brass Carnival & Tribute! Via Live Premiere Concert

Award winning Jazz Trombonist/ Arranger Earl McIntyre is known for his rich tones, incredible brass arrangements and diverse repertoire making him a “go to” for performances and arrangements ranging from classical to jazz. His new release, Brass Carnival & Tribute!, showcases many of those attributes and more in this groove eclectic set.

Born in Brooklyn N.Y. Earl received his very first musical training from his father, Eldon McIntyre, Sr. (a very gifted amateur musician). His father was passionate about music and saw to it that Earl and his brothers became proficient at playing brass instruments thus starting Earl’s journey into music. While attending the High School of Music & Art, he studied trombone with trombone greats such as John Clark, Jack Jeffers, Alan Raph and Benny Powell. It was during this period that he also developed relationships with composer William S. Fischer and tubaist Howard Johnson. He then when on to study Bass Trombone at Mannes College of Music with Simone Karasick and tuba with Thompson Hanks. As Earl’s thirst for knowledge of music grew, he started studying music arrangement with Slide Hampton and Bob Brookmeyer, as well as, studied privately with the famous brass teacher Carmine Caruso.

Soon after his studies, McIntyre’s musical journey flourished as he began playing with the likes of Gil Evans, the Apollo stage band, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Taj Mahal, Lester Bowie, The Band, Stevie Wonder, McCoy Tyner, Carla Bley, George Russell, Lou Rawls, Jeffrey Osborne, Deniece Williams, the Count Basie Orchestra, the Ellington Orchestra, the Thad Jones -Mel Lewis Orchestra (with whom he was associated for over 20 years) Slide Hampton, George Gruntz, the Mingus Big Band, Cecil Taylor, David Amram and the list goes on.

While credited for Trombone, Tuba and Arranger on countless award winning albums, Brass Carnival & Tribute!, will be Earl McIntyre’s very first offering of his own. When asked about his influences he responded “They say as an artist you spend your career trying to get back to your roots and I guess that's true in my case. The Tribute! band allows me to honor great musicians and family members in my own way. By dedicating and/or naming compositions after these people I hope to ignite the occasional spark of interest in them. Perhaps it's the influence of another hero/employer as well. Charles Mingus did this often and so did Thelonious Monk. The other ensemble, Brass Carnival does the same sort of thing with musical genres but as a larger ensemble.” says McIntyre.

Brass Carnival has instrumentation similar to a Salvation Army brass band coupled with Latin percussion. The influence of various kinds of vibrant carnival music colorfully painted on a Jazz canvas. Tribute! is a smaller group that pays tribute to Earl’s many influences such as Soca, R&B, Funk and various other grooves.

Brass Carnival & Tribute! will be available via MySpace, CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and more. Join Earl McIntyre on Saturday, March 9th, for his Brass Carnival & Tribute! CD release extravaganza. The festivities will begin at 7:30pm at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Admission $10

Who: Earl McIntyre and Tribute!

What: Earl McIntyre’s Brass Carnival & Tribute! CD Release Party

Where: Brooklyn Conservatory Of Music, 58 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

When: Saturday, March 9, 2013

Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m, Showtime at 8pm.

Admission is $10 . Kids are free. Refreshments will be served.

For more information about the Brass Carnival & Tribute Release Party or for Media RSVP, contact LegendFactory at

Matthew Schultz And Jim Jones Hits All The Right Notes With "Money Or Me"

Singer/songwriter Matthew Schultz collaborates with hip hop legend Jim Jones to create the highly anticipated single, "Money or Me". The single draws from the talents of both artists and feature a one of a kind blend of two seemingly unreconcilable genres, rock and hip-hop. Despite all odds, the unconventional team of Schultz and Jones succeeded in creating a hit.

"Money Or Me" showcases the best of Schultz who carried the song with his outstanding guitar solo and rich vocals. With a steady rhythm and a gorgeous piano, the song carries clear rock influences. However, the use of distortion, echoes, and other electronic techniques add a very different flavor to the mix. Jim Jones also brought his A-game to his rap vocals. Gritty and powerful, Jones instills a classic hip-hop element into the single.

Matthew Schultz is a veteran in the music industry. Having previously worked with singer Chris Daughtry, he has maintained a presence in the scene with his impressive vocals and song-writing skills. He was ranked as the number 2 singer/songwriter in the US on Reverbnation.

Jim Jones, originally born Joseph Guillermo Jones II, is an original member of the hip hop collective The Diplomatsalso. He is also featured on VH1 Love & Hip Hop and Chrissy & Miss Jones.

Come Play The 11th Nashville SongWriters Fest On Music Row

The 11th Annual Nashville SongWriters Festival is several music happenings in one! Find your place in the mix. Its part live original music festival, part music conference, part networking opportunity and part gathering of old friends held May 30 - June 2, 2013.

The original performances, "Speak With A Pro" Mentoring Sessions and Networking Parties are concurrently running events. Attendees can take in all or parts and play it by ear! Its 3 1/2 days of music of all genres on multiple stages held in the Music Row vicinity of Music City USA, Nashville, TN. This music family reunion represents the past, present and future of songwriting.

The fest is open to novices and professionals. There are no pre qualifications to play or attend. Everyone is encouraged to come as they are. All participants will have the opportunity to share their words or music and find their place in the mix.

While at the fest, writers can also attend the Speak With A Pro Mentoring Sessions on over 18 Industry Topics. Come ask the questions about what you want, when you want Friday thru Sunday, noon to 6PM.

For registered and non performing writers there will be a Writers Area provided by the Fest near the Info Booth. At the display table attendees can deposit their CDs and the fest staff will take inquiries or make sales for participants. Also drop off a copy of your songs in the Fest Drop Box where your materials can be forwarded to others.

Performing and Non performing songwriters, music related business, volunteers and the public wishing to participate in the May 30 - June 2, 2013 activities can visit, Email or call 615-424-1491.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ann Kelly 'Petals And Thorns' EP Has 4th Femme-Fatale-Style Video Release; Songs On TV, Web & Radio

(March 5, 2013) - Los Angeles-based vocalist-songwriter Ann Kelly and her indie label October Daze Records announce that the fourth full length video from her debut recording 'Petals and Thorns' is now available on YouTube for the song 'She Dances Alone'. The video has a distinct bluesy noir atmosphere with Kelly's sultry vocal style and can be seen at

'She Dances Alone' has recently been a consistent Top 20 presence on the Modern Blues Channel. "Her performances strike the right notes of assertiveness, playfulness, and hurt, a femme fatale undermined by a vulnerable heart", wrote critic Russ Buchanan for The recording was produced by two-time Emmy award winning composer and keyboardist Mark Ross, featuring Los Angeles session notables Tim Pierce on guitar and Emmy winner Danny Pelfrey on sax.

Videos for the first two singles from the album, 'Who Do You Think You're Foolin' and 'Undone Without You,' were previously posted on YouTube receiving thousands of views, and both songs received significant broadcast airplay on trend-setting stations including KPIG FM. The third video was for the elegant noir song 'Between The Lines', which also received thousands of YouTube views. The three previous Ann Kelly videos were also seen on national television during a broadcast of Extra. All four videos were directed by Jae Feinberg in Los Angeles.

There are two remaining tracks from the EP without video, 'Won't Let Me Love Again' and 'It Must be Good To Be King', the latter of which also received substantial airplay on Triple A Radio nationwide.

Ann Kelly and October Daze Records have retained the services of David Bean at BeanBag1 Entertainment, and subsidiary Artist Airplay Advisors led by VP of Promotion J. P. Mosoff, for public relations and radio promotion. Located in Monterey, CA, the BeanBag1 indie services and Artist Airplay Advisors Radio Promotion have been successful over the past five years in placing unsigned indie bands on broadcast, internet, and satellite radio, as well as into national distribution and press. In addition to Ann Kelly, current BeanBag1/AAA clients include Denny Brown, The Escape Club, The Co-op, Suite 709, and Professor Burns & The Lilac Field.

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