Tuesday, December 30, 2014



NB7 are a Featured Band in One of the Country's Largest New Years Eve Television Broadcasts to Help Ring in the New Year

(Dallas, TX – December 29, 2014) – The New Black 7, fresh off releasing their latest EP "God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise" (Route 3 Records/Carson Entertainment) on December 9th and a slew of recent tour stops are set for what will their biggest audience yet as they will be featured during the New Year's Eve broadcast of Big D NYE celebration for Dallas, TX based WFAA-TV (ABC Affiliate). The band was chosen to take part in Big D NYE performing two tracks in-studio to be aired during the broadcast that will hit nearly 8 million homes in the region, 40,000 fans at the event – via Victory Plaza's big screens - and in over 30 additional markets in the U.S. It's a huge opportunity that will allow first time listeners a chance to hear their raucous country styling including the new single "Fine Wine" from the aforementioned "God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise" EP. Markets and television stations where Big D NYE will be broadcasted across the U.S. are listed here: http://bigdnye.com/broadcast/

The New Black 7 was founded by lead vocalist/guitarist Tory Stoffregen and guitarist Jason K. Herman who were soon joined by drummer Brentt James Acrement and rounded out by bassist Dan Dryden. "God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise" is a follow-up to 2012's "Heartbreaks And Hangovers", yielding the single "Crazy All Over Me", which garnered substantial radio and video play.

In addition to the BIG D NYE opportunity the band has landed an endorsement agreement with Monster Energy, the world's leading energy drink and lifestyle brand that makes The New Black 7 the FIRST country act brought on board by Monster Energy - a market that the brand is looking to expand into. This deal will further help the band establish itself and win the attention of new fans while allowing Monster Energy to reach a substantial demographic for their product and lifestyle features.

BIG D NYE, a newly released EP and a Monster Energy endorsement deal means that The New Black 7 will now begin its road work beginning in February 2015 that sees the band starting a Midwest and Southern tour finishing in New Orleans before plotting runs to the West and East and all points between.

The New Black 7:
NB7 EPK: http://youtu.be/F1prPUjI9xA
Video: "Fine Wine" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1T0BJGtYgs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNewBlack7
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheNewBlack7

"God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise":
Itunes: https://itun.es/us/x4_F4
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00QM9CN9O/ref=dm_aw_dp_sp_bb_sfa
Google Play:

Monster Energy

Big D NYE:

Palangi Meets Daughtry


NY Rock recording artist Frank Palangi gets ready this spring to work with Guitarist/Producer Brian Craddock from the Grammy award winning rock band Daughtry.

After meeting the band at a local acoustic show meet and greet, Frank made contact with Brian and soon after started developing plans to produce a single. An instant grit and tone surrounds Frank's deep voice molding him recognizable. At the core, he is a singer/songwriter pouring his heart and soul into lyrics based around life experiences. This single will grow his talent, sound and personality to another level.

-"Frank’s natural talent and certifies that he can write songs that compete with the big boys of rock." Jamsphere Magazine.

This new rock single will be produced, recorded and mixed by Brian at the Cat Room in Charlottesville, VA. Mastering will be done by Grammy winner Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters, who's worked on countess rock legend albums. Frank has traveled mostly to Nashville, TN in the past where he got his start working with industry players. Fate stepped in catching the ears of Grammy nominated band “Day Of Fire” while attending a local club performance in 2010 in Clifton Park, NY. Few days later, their producer Rogers Masson made contact with Frank and soon began production on the debut “Frank Palangi EP” 2011. Producer Rob Coates and members from the christian band "Pillar" were involved on his 2nd "I Am Ready EP" release in 2013 which received an L.A Music Award Nomination for "Best Rock Single". It soon after led to Frank self producing two singles in 2014 "Falling Too, Hope".

Since then Frank has been on the raise as an emerging artist making waves on this own working toward his dreams. Sharing the stages across the North East U.S with national acts from 3 Doors Down, Aaron Lewis (Staind), Buckcherry, FUEL, TRAPT, Powerman 5000, Candlelight Red, Young Guns, HURT, HEDPE, Jess Malin (Former D-Generation singer) (to name some). Gaining press with GuitarWorld, Revolver, Music Now, Young Celebrity, The Examiner, and more.

More info as the single is developed coming soon. "This experience is going to be amazing! I can't wait to travel and lay down tracks with one of my influences. Ever since Daughtry's first record, I'm been a big fan! I'm actually in the special thanks on the Baptized record for ordering the fan pack ahah. got to love it! but this single will please my core fans but also jump into a more developed direction. " - Palangi

Help support and contribute to the projects funding at INDIEGOGO: www.indiegogo.com/projects/daughtry-guitarist-produces-frank-palangi-single/x/439749

Follow Palangi at:
www.twitter.com/frankpalangi - www.facebook.com/frankpalangisoloartist - www.youtube.com/palangistudios

Booking: frankpalangistreetteam@yahoo.com

Find his music here: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/FrankPalangi




Monday, December 29, 2014

Women Of Substance Radio


Women of Substance Radio is an online radio station, started by Bree Noble in 2007, that plays the best music by female artists in all genres.

About Women of Substance Radio:

Women of Substance Radio's vision is to promote quality female indie artists by providing a platform where their music can be heard alongside icons like Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Carly Simon, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Tracy Chapman, Suzanne Vega, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, No Doubt, Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Alanis Morissette, Indigo Girls, Michelle Branch, Kelly Clarkson, Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Adele, Carrie Underwood, Amy Winehouse, Fiona Apple, Christina Perri, Ingrid Michaelson, Lorde, Mary J Blige, The Band Perry, Taylor Swift and more.

Tune in weekdays at 5:00 P.M. to hear "What's on my iPod." The show features new artists each week; one month after "What's on my iPod?" launched, the station hit 10,000 downloads.

Women of Substance Radio Highlight:

This week, starting Monday, December 29, 2014, tune in to Women of Substance Radio to hear bands like "Taking Back Eden." Taking Back Eden is an acoustic-rock group based out of the five-college town of Amherst, Massachusetts. The band is fronted by Carolyn Walker on vocals and violin, backed by Sylvie Abate on acoustic and classical guitars, Heather Sommerlad on violin and cello, Jen Spingla on bass and Christine Abate on full kit. With ties to folk, indie, rock, and classical music, Taking Back Eden is music with a message. Each women in Eden is a songwriter in her own right and together they spin thoughtful lyrics that address the environment, women’s issues, LGBT rights, animal rights, nature; and of course, love and relationships. Tune in today to hear the debut of Taking Back Eden’s new song “Even the Sun Must Rest.”

Launch the Women of Substance Radio player:

A new episode is released every weekday (5 days per week) highlighting new indie music added to WOSRadio. Go to www.womenofsubstanceradio.com at 5:00 P.M. to hear the show!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Dog Kiss Records Launch


Dog Kiss Records Announces the launch of Dog Kiss Records

Dog Kiss Records is thrilled to announce their launch with the release of 9 separate artist. A debut release from David Peterson aka “Davo” from “The Davo Combo”. Singles include “Forever in the Days” and “Can’t Take another Heartbreak”. The heavy metal head banging sounds of KROSS and Uncle Fletcher. The Hard Rock Alternative Sounds of Seizure 69 (featuring Damon Savich) and The Retro Sounding Swamp Rock from MAMAHEAD and 4Star Daydream to name a few. All artists are available now on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, Beats Music, Rdio, Deezer, Youtube Music Key, Shazam and Siri iPhone.

Jim Abercrombie is the founder of Dog Kiss Records. He has over three decades of experience playing, writing and recording music. He spent a summer session at GIT (Hollywood California) in 1985 and has been recording ever since. Dog Kiss Records now offers: Recording, Mastering, Publishing, Duplication, Distribution, Merchandising and more

Dallas Brass - Booking Dates For 2015


Since its founding in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles. The group has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges. The Dallas Brass repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music.

MICHAEL LEVINE (director, trombone) is originally from St. Louis Park, Minnesota. He first attended the University of Minnesota and then The Juilliard School, where he received his Bachelor of Music Degree. For three years he held the position of Assistant Principal Trombone in the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Michael founded the Dallas Brass in 1983, and he serves as the ensemble’s trombonist, Master of Ceremonies and Artistic Director. As an arranger, he has made significant contributions to the Dallas Brass library. Michael has invented a device called the WindMaster, to help wind players develop their breathing technique. More recently, he has created the Harmony Bridge Project which is designed to connect band and other music students with seniors in nursing homes around the country. Michael’s favorite non-musical activity is snow skiing. He has duel residency in Dallas, TX and Minneapolis, MN.

Luis Miguel Araya (Trumpet) born in Alajuela, Costa Rica, has played a wide range of musical styles, ranging from classical to popular and Latin music. He has studied music extensively both in Costa Rica and in the United States, holding a Bachelor of Music degree from the National Institute of Music (Costa Rica), a Master of Music degree from Loyola University in New Orleans and a Doctorate in Music from Arizona State University. Luis has been a member of the Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra since 1997. He is also on the faculty of the University of Costa Rica. Other orchestral experiences include the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Other festivals attended by Araya are the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute (Denver, CO), and a Solo recital at the International Trumpet Guild Conference 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand.

D.J. Barraclough (Trumpet) began his musical studies on the trombone and continued playing it through high school. He didn't actually begin the trumpet until his 3rd year in college. Originally from southern Utah, D.J. attended Dixie State College in St. George. He has performed with such organizations as the Utah Symphony, the Lex De Azevedo Orchestra, and the Lawrence Welk Orchestra. When not performing, D.J. enjoys working as a brass clinician, and through the use of the Smart Music Studio software by Coda Music Technologies, he helps young students learn to make practice more effective and fun. D.J. is also an accomplished instrument repair technician. His other interests include hiking, camping, and various forms of meditation. D.J. presently lives in southern Utah with his wife, Kristine, and their six children.

Juan Berrios (horn, tenor horn, flugelhorn) is originally from Bayamón, Puerto Rico. He has a degree in horn performance from the University of Central Florida, where he was the recipient of several awards including the Presser Foundation Scholarship and the Performance Excellence Award. For three years, Juan was a member of the award-winning Brass Band of Central Florida, one of the top-ranked brass bands in the United States. Serving as the band’s solo tenor horn player, he was a featured soloist on numerous occasions and can be heard on the band's album "10th Anniversary." Juan has spent summers at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the country, including the Music Academy of the West and the Aspen Music Festival and School. Active as an educator and performer in the Central Florida area, Juan works with many middle and high schools serving as a private instructor and guest clinician, and performs with professional organizations such as the Sarasota Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic, Brevard Symphony, and Palm Beach Symphony, among others.

Juan lives in Kissimmee, FL and enjoys spending time with his fiancée, cooking and bowling when not touring with the Dallas Brass.

Paul Carlson (Tuba) from Macomb, IL, has an extensive educational resume. He has degrees from the University of Illinois (B.M.), University of New Mexico (M.M.), and is presently working on his Doctorate in Tuba Performance at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. As an music educator, Paul has taught on the middle school, high school and college levels. He was a Graduate Assistant at the University of New Mexico and has served on the faculty of the Blue Lake Arts Camp in northern Michigan. Performance experience includes the New Mexico Brass Quintet, Santé Fe Symphony Brass Quintet, the national touring group —The King’s Brass, the Walt Disney Collegiate All-Star Band (Orlando), and symphony orchestras including New Mexico, Albuquerque, and Louisville. Paul is also an accomplished jazz bass player — both upright and electric — and does various jazz gigs in and around Indianapolis.

CHRIS MCWILLIAMS (drums/percussion) is originally from Philadelphia, PA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of Central Florida and is completing his Doctoral Degree in Percussion Performance as a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas, where he also received his Master’s Degree in 2011. He has recently performed with the UNT Percussion Ensemble and 2:00 Steel Band at the 2009 and 2012 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, and on 2011 and 2013 European tours, in addition to serving as principle percussionist with the UNT Wind Symphony for three years. Chris has also performed for two years as a student musician in Walt Disney World, and has won the UCF Performance Excellence Competition, as well as performed with Dame Evelyn Glennie as a member of the 2007 International Youth Wind Orchestra in Killarney, Ireland, and as a member of the Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005. In addition to his teaching duties at UNT, Chris is Percussion Co-Caption Head for The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, and has worked with multiple high schools in both the Orlando and Dallas/Fort Worth areas. Chris currently resides in the Dallas, TX area.

Website: www.dallasbrass.com | Mobile: www.aboutdallasbrass.com

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Donna Hughes Tugs On The Heartstrings With Her Original Song "Dog On A 10 Foot Chain"


During last year’s brutal winter months, North Carolina Singer-Songwriter Donna Hughes penned the heart wrenching and powerful song, “Dog On A 10 Foot Chain” that has certainly pulled on the heartstrings. The song, and her YouTube video have been featured and shared on numerous popular sites including Talking-Dogs.com, LoveMyDogBlog, and the wide-reaching Dogs Deserve Better Facebook page to name a few. Donna has also started a new Facebook community page facebook.com/DogsWithoutChains hoping to bring awareness to animal cruelty.

Early next year, Donna will announce her 2015 tour that will include performance dates overseas and around the country. While she regularly performs and speaks at elementary schools, she will soon announce more public speaking engagements as an Animal Rights Advocate continuing her passionate mission to change tethering laws around the country.

Donna plans to publish the lyrics, in addition to a happy ending for the dog, in a children's book, with sheet music to the song in the back of the book. She also has a couple of other dog songs that she feels will make great children's books as well – helping to educate children to love and cherish their pets.

“Dog On A 10 Foot Chain” appears on both of Donna’s current albums, From the Heart and Fly. The dog song, along with three of her other originals (“Gone,” “The Red Oak Tree,” and “Where The Good Daddies Go”) have been nominated for Strictly Country’s 20th Annual Spirit Awards in the Song of the Year category.

Since the late summer release of these impressive albums, Donna continues to receive media support including recent album reviews in Power Source Magazine, coverage on Bluegrass Today and many other popular publications – both online and in print.

Radio success has been tremendous for Donna this year. The first single release, “The Way I Am” is currently #1 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Song Chart with “Dog On A 10 Foot Chain” at in the #2 spot for the second week in a row. “The Way I Am” is also on the Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction Most Played Tracks for November; Bluegrass Today’s Monthly Chart for December; Power Source Magazine’s Top 35 Bluegrass Songs for November; Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Songs for December to name a few.

From the Heart and Fly are available to radio stations worldwide on AirPlayDirect (APD) and as previously announced, was the first winner of the Beyond The Song Contest. She recently added her all of her albums to APD including: Gaining Wisdom produced by Tony Rice on Rounder Records; Hellos, Goodbyes, and Butterflies produced by J.D. Crowe on Rounder Records; and her first two self-produced albums Somewhere in Time and Same Old Me on her label Running Dog Records.

She has received tremendous APD chart success for these projects with 5 albums appearing on: the APD Top 50 Bluegrass / Folk Albums this month; From The Heart at #13 on the APD Top 50 Bluegrass / Folk Albums and at #46 on the APD Global Indicator Top 50 Albums All Genres for All Time; Fly at #7 on the APD Top 50 Americana Albums this month; 10 songs on the APD Top 50 Bluegrass / Folk Singles this month; 4 songs on the APD Top 50 Americana Singles this month including two with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tony Rice; and 5 songs on the APD Top 50 Christian Gospel Singles this month.

Donna Hughes’ music can be found on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and many more outlets. To view lyrics for “Dog On A 10 Foot Chain” and her vast catalog of original music, please visit www.DonnaHughes.com. Fans are invited to join her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Pandora, and many more sites.

Lyrics to “Dog On A 10 Foot Chain”

Nothing to look forward to
Watching cars go by all day
Nothing to play with, nothing to do
Shivering in the cold hard rain

They forget to bring me water
They forget that I am here
They don’t know how smart I am
They don’t even see my tears

What did I do wrong, what did I do?
I just want someone to love me, because I love you
Whatever it is I did wrong, maybe I can change
No one knows how hard it is, how hard it is to be………. a dog on a 10 foot chain

Sometimes it’s hard to stay cool
On a blazing hot summer day
I dream of crossing the stream
And catching a fish as the sunlight fades

It’s hard to stay warm in the winter
Some nights it’s hard to be strong
I dream of chasing butterflies
And rabbits all day long

What did I do wrong, what did I do?
I just want someone to love me, because I love you
Whatever it is I did wrong, maybe I can change
No one knows how hard it is, how hard it is to be………. a dog on a 10 foot chain

The world is big and beautiful
But I’ll never see it all
Maybe when I go to Heaven
Someone will love me and throw me a big red ball

What did I do wrong, what did I do?
I just want someone to love me, because I love you
Whatever it is I did wrong, maybe I can change
No one knows how hard it is, how hard it is to be………. a dog on a 10 foot chain

Friday, December 19, 2014

Korg USA To Distribute Dean Markley Products


Korg USA to Distribute Dean Markley Products

Korg USA announces they will be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Dean Markley’s exceptional line of guitar strings, pickups, picks and polishing accessories. Dean Markey joins Korg’s family of elite brands and this partnership is in line with Korg’s strategic plan to provide dealers with a full spectrum of quality products at various price points. The full line of Dean Markley products slated for distribution will be on display at the 2015 NAMM trade show (Booth #6440 Hall A).

“We are proud to have the opportunity to represent Dean Markley. It has a great heritage and we are looking forward to helping them reenergize the brand,” stated Korg USA President Joe Castronovo.
“Having a premier company like Korg USA manage the sales and distribution of Dean Markley products is the best way for us to ensure our dealers are taken care of. Korg USA will improve our product availability and delivery time at the industry’s most competitive prices,” states Lori McCallian, CEO of Dean Markley USA.
Korg USA will begin offering the Dean Markley products in the U.S. starting January 1, 2015.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jay C, Sean Angel and Argento vs Mylo release their 'Drop The Pressure' (2k15 Rework) as a FREE download


Jay C, Sean Angel and Argento vs Mylo have today announced the release of their 'Drop The Pressure' (2k15 Rework) FREE download, which is available now on Soundcloud.

The unmistakable sample is an energetic and fun club hit, designed to please big-room dance floors and EDM fans alike with its impressive electro-house fuelled beats and bass lines. Its already received support from the likes of Mark Knight, Erick Morillo, Prok & Fitch, Robbie Rivera, Thomas Gold, NERVO, Federico Scavo, Manuel de la Mare, My Digital Enemy, Hoxton Whores, Cube Guys, Outwork, as well as plays on Xfm from DJ Eddy Temple Morris and a whole host of others. Their influences include artists such as Sanchez, Morillo, Axwell & Angello, Mark Knight and Umek.

Jay C is a DJ/Producer based in Manchester, UK and has become a prominent figure in the dance music scene with over 15 years experience. With a steady flow of releases on Toolroom Records, 1605, Strictly Rhythm, Zulu, Tiger, Hotfingers & Hed Kandi amongst many others, the once In Bed With Space & Space Ibiza World tour resident & has supported David Guetta and Fat Boy Slim on their album tours and has played alongside the majority of the most renowned DJs in some of the biggest club venues around the world, including Space, many of the Pacha clubs around the world, Amnesia, Ministry of Sound, Sankeys, Cream, Gatecrasher and many more.

Sean Angel is an upcoming DJ/Producer from Greece and has released tracks and remixes through labels such as Cr2 Records, Wormland Music and Suka Records. Sean Angel has received support from the likes of Roger Sanchez, Tristan Garner, Antoine Clamaran, David Vendetta, Dr.Kucho! and more. He's also played some of Greece's top clubs including Paradise in Mykonos.

Argento is a DJ also from Greece and has carved himself the reputation as a reliable Producer of house and progressive house. Argento has supported Hardwell, Afrojack and Avicii and he's released tracks through Kontor, Wormland, d:vision and Strictly Rhythm and he's also collaborated and remixed with well-known producers such Tom Novy, Jerry Ropero, Mike Newman, Ron Carroll, Dirty Secretz and Peter Brown. He's also received support from the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Max Vangeli, Axwell, Nari & Milani and many more.

'Drop The Pressure' (2k15 Rework) is available now to download for FREE from https://soundcloud.com/jayc/jay-c-sean-angel-argento-vs-mylo-drop-the-pressure-2k15-rework.

For more information, visit:

Jay C
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/jayc
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jaycmusic
Twitter: http://twitter.com/djjayc

Sean Angel
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/seanangelmusic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seanangelofficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/seanangelmusic

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/argento
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/djargento
Twitter: https://twitter.com/djargento

Transference Set To Rock It Out In January 2015


The band are stoking themselves for an eventful year in 2015. New video being aired now on iDefineTV music channel.

New ebook (just published on Kindle Amazon) http://bit.ly/amazontransferencemusic also contains a free download & a free flipbook for your desktop is available to purchasers of the ebook.

Book Interview by Jan Jacob Mekes http://www.mekesbooks.com/2014/11/30/qa-mike-puskas/
Infograph (with more to come)
Band featured until the end of December 2014 on Sacred Music Radio http://www.sacredmusicradio.org/

Radio plays hotting up, with a further radio campaign in Jan 2015 in the run up to the album release.

Talks of tours
Album release end of Jan 2015
Album distributed via Universal

Oh and by the way a plea goes out to the wonderful Pink Floyd, they didn’t mean to rip off one of your quotes in their first ebook they just got a bit over excited so please don’t litigate! Well at least not until they’ve sold a shed load of tickets for their next gigs/tour & cd’s, did we mention they are being released on vinyl, lovely artwork too.

So, Transference from OZ (that’s Australia to us) are getting around & over the next year should be available to play around the globe, they are not called "The Navigators" for nothing! Seriously now these guys are a unique act, their live sound is electrifying & they are getting ready to journey to a place near YOU.

Meet the band. The touring lineup is:
Astral (Mike Puskas)
Scorpius (Steven Harris)
Celeste (Mary Jennings)
Orion (Loughlin Harrick)
Cosmic (David Garland)

The recording line up for the upcoming album "The Navigators" is:
Mike Puskas
Steven Harris
Georgia Harris
Loughlin Harrick
Kata Ruszic
Julian Reid
The touring line up is subject to change.

Now you might be asking yourselves why the intergalactic names.Well the band have a message in their music and have decided it would be fun to convey it as a journey through the cosmos as "The Navigators" and invite you to join them on this exploration, which is an inner journey with electrifying performances & musical satsangs. There will be a series of follow up ebooks to the first one where fans can both engage with the bands journey but also be a fun way to explore your own inner journey (for those who wish to do so.) Lots more to come, so in the meantime check out the links, sign up to the band’s mailing list & connect through their various social channels. People are showing a lot of interest in this band, check them out.

Alex & Friends Release Second Album: "Some Winter Tales"


After the angry 'One Thing Left" published in 2012, Alex & Friends are back with the quieter yet infectuous 'Some Winter Tales' and the timing - with Christmas coming to town - couldn't be more spot on.

The combo here is at its best. Pierre Alexander's disenchanted songs are brought into life by an intricate combination of 70's like ambiant rock and more pop-oriented tunes. The beautiful piano-driven ballad 'Glamorous Glow' is a perfect introduction to Alex & Friends' classy approach to pop music, while 'Losing Ground' and 'Speed Limit' remind the listener of how good this band is at wrapping up catchy nasty singles.

As for the majestic 'Christmas Day' with its epic ending, a hundred listens might not be enough to capture its dark and poisonous beauty.

A very special Christmas present for a decidedly very special band.

The Inspiration Behind The Versions Of "Santa Baby" Remakes... Hint, Never Marilyn Monroe!


Sultry Jazz Pop singer, actress, Nobel Nominated Cynthia Basinet whose iconic version of "Santa Baby", that has often been mistaken for Marilyn Monroe; although Marilyn never sang the song, has been the inspiration behind the versions of "Santa Baby" recorded to date since 2000, whether well-known or not.

Cynthia's one off of Eartha Kitt's renowned Holiday Tune is a true homage to the famous Cat Woman herself also a lyrical gift to a very special person in Cynthia's life: "I recorded Santa Baby as a gift for a very special person in my life, Jack Nicholson. Have always loved that song, as so many do, thanks to Eartha.' She recorded it and another, "Someone To Watch Over” Me, as gifts that went on a Christmas card CD. That was 1997. She then launched Santa Baby via the Internet and it went viral in 2000. This version, perhaps because it was sung from the heart, has oft credited to Marilyn Monroe. (Well, that and illegal file sharing. ;-).) Ironically, this version has become the standard for today's artists from pop to R&B to country, worldwide.

Watch the OFFICIAL Music Video:

A bit more on the leggy, statuesque, strawberry blonde who has been seen in over 200 commercials and films, on magazine covers and whose image has been retributed: The quirky natural beauty with sparkling versatility as an entertainer, Cynthia Basinet was born in Van Nuys (Los Angeles), California. A single mom she is a resilient star, a rare inspirational gem of entertainment, combining her experience as an actress, a sought after American fashion model in Europe during the rise of the supermodel, as well as being recognized as a remarkable humanitarian¸ She was nominated in 2005 for a shared Nobel and has addressed the UN on numerous occasion of issues facing the Saharwian peoples living in self-determination. Her quote "Displaced societies are of value. Their issues are our issues." has become an anthem worldwide for the UN and refugees.

With crowning distinctions as a classically trained vocalist and musician (she learnt opera, the saxophone and flute as a child), Cynthia is one of the best jazz singers in the world today and is capable of conjuring up Hollywood's golden era of glamour from American history with her critically acclaimed performances and sultry jazz recordings. The artist has 10 releases from pop to electronic but it's her exquisite, speak-easy singing style smouldering with elegant mastery has ensconced Basinet as a cultural living treasure of the American jazz canon comparing her to the likes of Ella, Frank, Billie and others.

Her songs have been heard in soundtracks as varied indie cult film, "Party Monster" and the very popular CBS show "NCIS Los Angeles".

Cynthia's limited releases including her latest, "The Christmas Song" with Lee Musiker from "The Standard" on @iTunes:

Follow Cynthia on social media @cynthiabasinet, Google+ and more

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MusicDish*China Top 10 Songs Gives Insight Into Chinese Online Fans


In 2014, MusicDish*China (独立小炒) featured over 150 songs from Western indie musicians to Chinese music platform Ximalaya since July as part of its Song Blast promotional service. Covering genres from pop, R&B, jazz, electronic and rock, many songs have generated thousands of plays on the Chinese platform, with the most listened surpassing 30,000. So what appeals to Chinese online listeners?
Pop and EDM Find Favor With Chinese Online Fans
We listed our top ten most played songs on Ximalaya below. Without a doubt, one thing they share in common is that all ten of them are enjoyable to the ears --- Chinese ears to be precise. One of the trends we have discovered is that Chinese indie listeners on Ximalaya buy more into pop and electronic music, with pop being most popular. Another pattern that drew our attention is that all of our top fours have frighteningly beautiful, melodic, yet powerful female vocals. We hope our top ten songs can give a glimpse into the style of Western acts appealing to online Chinese fans this year. So here we go:
1. "Close Your Eyes" by Roxanna
Plays: 31,427
Genre: pop, jazz
Canadian music sensation Roxanna was born in wartime Iran. Her music always has an amazing power to heal broken hearts and inspire lost souls. Resounding melody, emotional lyrics, powerful voice, and a strong accompaniment of string orchestration all together make it the most touching song. This is why Close Your Eyes managed to touch our hearts and became our top one in the list of most played songs in 2014.

2. "Run" by Marina V
Plays: 19,175
Genre: pop
Marina V has this "hauntingly beautiful voice" (LA Times) that could intoxicate us. Run is a melodic and emotional pop song that would catch your ears very easily, and probably would linger in your head for days to come. As the songwriter and producer for her own music, Marina V always integrates her childhood experiences in Russia and teenage life in America into her songs. This song won her LA Music Critic Award in 2013.

3. "Falling 4 U" by Devyn Rose
Plays: 12,673
Genre: R&B, electronic
Talented musician Devyn Rose has been producing R&B, hip-pop and remixing tapes with her unique style that combines different music genres together. This Falling 4 U is sexy, edgy, yet hits you with an attitude. Beautiful and clean melody with a strong beat-driven rhythm all together make this song a number three on our most played songs list in 2014.

4. "Tomorrow" by We Are Catalyst
Plays: 10,716
Genre: rock, electronic
Heavy metal, alternative rock and electronic, "Tomorrow" is like a standard millennial type of thing. Leading vocal has a pure and simple female voice, which adds a sense of innocence to this dark, hopeless world that was created in the song.

5. "Stuck in My Head" by Sam Ebako
Plays: 10,080
Genre: EDM
After four stunning, female voices taking over the top four spots in our chart, finally we are here with some strong, male vocal expression. Sam Ebako is a Cameroon-born singer and songwriter. Stuck in My Head actually came out after his horrible breakup with his ex-girlfriend. The sad and grieved lyrics make a sharp contrast with the strong beats and hasty rhythm; and the electronic effects added to the vocal make this song very trendy and clubby.

6. "Boom" by Lina Fouro(L4O) 
Plays: 9,215
Genre: pop, electronic
L4o has always been popular among teenage girls. Her music is popping, chic and very straightforward. Catchy melodies with candid lyrics, Boom allows us to hear this simple, and maybe a little bit shy teenage girl expressing her love for her high school crush. The electronic effects and sexy vocal voice save this song from being plain, boring and too sweet.

7. "Somewhere" by Hashback Harnish
Plays: 7,343
Genre: electronic, experimental
Smoky, mysterious, and edgy. Hashback Harnish makes us enter this post-midnight world that only exists in our deep imaginations…

8. "Toxic Kisses" by SweetTooth
Plays: 6,603
Genre: rock/heavy metal
Heavy metal and electronic usually do not go along, yet Sweet Tooth surprises us by making these two comfortably compatible with each other. Toxic Kisses creates this dashingly frantic sense that would give you goose bumps from the first note.

9. "Sing Along, Sing Along" by Cookie Robinowitz
Plays: 5,803
Genre: pop
Cookie Robinowitz has successfully made this song pop-y and captivating that this song is simply enjoyable. The melody is so catchy that you would probably be singing along together right after verse one, just as the title has suggested.

10. "With You" by FM Pilots
Plays: 5,453
Genre: pop-alternative
FM Pilots is a pop-alternative band from Oklahoma. This song With You is frank, simple and clean-cut. The lead vocal has a very attractive voice, and the melody is well written and catchy. All of these make this song enjoyable and fun to listen.

MusicDish*China Song Blast
Since July 2014, MusicDish*China Song Blast service has been promoting Western acts on its branded channels on Chinese streaming platforms such as Ximalaya, Lizhi.fm and YuYin.fm as well as Chinese social sites such as Weibo, Douban, Huaban and Diandian

What Is Ximalaya?
As one of the major music platform in China, Ximalaya (ximalaya.com) is an online podcast platform and music player with mostly user-generated content. According to BaiduApp (a Chinese digital distribution platform for mobile apps, like GooglePlay and Android Market), more than 14 million people have downloaded Ximalaya app to their mobile devices since its launch in 2012.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Premortal Breath -THEY....are Coming To Get You!!!


Straight in the face of society!

True believers know it well:
So many fine pronouncements.
So rarely fine deeds.
Mankind truly seems lost on morally levels.

PREMORTAL BREATH don't want to be a part of these shameful emotional decay.

The special HEAVY METAL output of these wholeheartedly condemning accusers from Germany should concern!

Their debut album "They" isn't made for simple minds.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ogre Guitar Pedals Featured at West Coast Customs HQ


Ogre Pedals Featured in the Sam Ash Studios at new West Coast Customs Headquarters located in Burbank, California.

OGRE makes the craziest, innovative and artistic product designs combined with functionality and sonic tones desired by all musicians. The Ogre Pedals found the prefect home in the cutting edge facilities at West Coast Customs.


Sam Ash Studios located in the NEW WCC Headquarters is latest addition to the legendary music stores ongoing legacy to provide the latest and greatest selection of music instruments, recording gear, microphones , etc




Today, Eventide announced the immediate availability of v5.0, a free software download for TimeFactor users. The new software will be shipping in TimeFactor shipments from Eventide starting in January. The new software features s a new looper with a host of advanced features and adds full compatibility with the H9 Control app via USB. This new TimeFactor update is free and can be downloaded using the H9 Control app.

Here is a how-to video: http://bit.ly/TimeFactorLooperUpdate

Looper advanced features:
¬ Reverse play and record with immediate reverse playback
¬ Seamless Varispeed overdubbing and loop playback over a full range of speeds from 200x to pause to reverse 200x
¬ Real-time, non-destructive, loop head and tail trimming
¬ Auto beat-quantization of footswitch actions in Tempo Mode.
¬ Tempo Mode maintains real time intelligent beat sync even with speed changes or trimmed loop
¬ MIDI clock sync to your drum machine or sequencer for locking your loop to the beat without drift

Now, the H9 Control app provides editor librarian functionality for all Eventide stompboxes for easy preset editing, management and creation of Preset Lists. H9 Control delivers new capabilities such as a Universal Save feature for synchronizing changes to user presets that exist in multiple Preset Lists for any Eventide stompbox.

Free download here: http://bit.ly/H9ControlUpdate

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, followed in 1977 by the H949, the first de-glitched Harmonizer with additional delay. Visit Eventide online at eventide.com.

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
Eventide and Harmonizer are registered trademarks of Eventide Inc. ©2014 Eventide Inc.

GoGo Tuners Featured at West Coast Customs HQ


GoGo Tuners Featured in the Sam Ash Studios at new West Coast Customs Headquarters located in Burbank, California.

Known for their precision,large screens and unique colors, The GoGo Pedals tuners are perfect fit for the cutting edge facilities at West Coast Customs.


Sam Ash Studios located in the NEW WCC Headquarters is latest addition to the legendary music stores ongoing legacy to provide the latest and greatest selection of music instruments, recording gear, microphones , etc


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The New Black 7 Release "God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise" EP


NB7 Also become the First Monster Energy Endorsed Country Act as well as a Feature Band in One of the Country's Largest New Years Eve Television Broadcasts

(Cedar Rapids, IA – December 9, 2014) – The New Black 7, fresh off their Fall 2014 Tour, are saving the best of 2014 for last as well as kicking off 2015 in a big way. Today, the band announces the release of their latest EP, "God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise" (Route 3 Records/Carson Entertainment) and after a full summer of recording, the end-result comes at a time when Country Music is finding its roots. The album is truly a unique brand of country rock that is both melodically and lyrically irresistible while maintaining a high level of musicianship and soloing worthy of any classic rock album of yore. Book ended by the conceptual intro/outro of the title track, the first single "Fine Wine" melds country's flair for danceable rhythms with relatable storytelling.

Born out of respected rock journeymen and heralded session players, The New Black 7 was founded by lead vocalist/guitarist Tory Stoffregen and guitarist Jason K. Herman who were soon joined by drummer Brentt James Acrement and rounded out by bassist Dan Dryden. Their direction grew out of an organic love of country music's gloried past along with their admiration of current country crossovers like Blackberry Smoke and Eric Church. "God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise" is a follow-up to 2012's "Heartbreaks And Hangovers", yielding the single "Crazy All Over Me", which garnered substantial radio and video play.

"God Willin'" was recorded at Shell Rock, Iowa's Chandler Limited Studios, in which the band utilized former Abbey Road studio gear to help give their sound a rich, beefy, vintage meets modern production. Co-produced with Wade Goeke, the band was able to blend hard-hitting country killers with a bit of somber moments while retaining continuity throughout the recording. Their blood line of rock and roll came into full effect with many of the tracks retaining a classic rock vibe throughout, yet "God Willin'" is knee deep in Southern blues, Midwest electric swing and stone cold Country twang all held together with Stoffregen's distilled voice and stout harmonies. "We're ecstatic about the future," states Stoffregen. "With every show, every relationship we build with fans and those in the industry and every recording – things are falling into place in the right way, at the right time for us."

In addition, the band has landed an endorsement agreement with Monster Energy, the world's leading energy drink and lifestyle brand, that makes The New Black 7 the FIRST country act brought on board by Monster Energy - as the brand looks to expand its reach into popular music including rock, hip-hop, electronic, comedy and country. This deal will further help the band establish itself and win the attention of new fans while allowing Monster Energy to reach a substantial demographic for their product and lifestyle features.

With "God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise" coming out prior to the new year The New Black 7 is fittingly starting off 2015 with a bang and in a huge number of households. The band was chosen to take part in Big D NYE celebration for Dallas, TX based WFAA-TV (ABC Affiliate) performing two tracks in-studio to be aired during the broadcast that will hit nearly 8 million homes in the region, 40,000 fans at the event – via Victory Plaza's big screens - and in over 30 additional markets in the U.S. It's a huge opportunity that will allow first time listeners a chance to hear their raucous country styling including the aforementioned track "Fine Wine" which attracted producers to the band.

A new EP, video, significant pre-promotion via Big D NYE and a Monster Energy endorsement deal means that The New Black 7 will now become married to the road as February 2015 sees the band starting a Midwest and Southern tour finishing in New Orleans before plotting runs to the West and East and all points between. With a healthy dose of work ethic, many hours in the studio while maintaining a healthy concert schedule; the real work is about to begin for The New Black 7…….."God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise".

The New Black 7:
NB7 EPK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFdXOh3vW6s
Video: "Fine Wine" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1T0BJGtYgs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNewBlack7
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheNewBlack7

"God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise":
Itunes: https://itun.es/us/x4_F4
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00QM9CN9O/ref=dm_aw_dp_sp_bb_sfa
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/The_New_Black_7_God_Willin_and_the_Creek_Don_t_Ris?id=Bodg7ulhxtahmlzkjdqyrec7chy&hl=en

Monster Energy

Big D NYE:


Hip Hop Artist QUE QNA Releases New Single Don't Hurt Me From His Highly Anticipated Release Love Of The Game Due 2-2-2015


Hip Hop Artist QUE QNA Releases New Single DON'T HURT ME From the Highly Anticipated release LOVE OF THE GAME Due 2-2-2015

Dateline: L.A.

Global Hip Hop phenom in the making QUE QNA has released a new single DON'T HURT ME worldwide that is receiving rave reviews, airplay & video play worldwide. The NY born, Texas & Vegas based artist is turning heads for his lyrical ability & substance, bold style & charismatic performances. The DON'T HURT ME track, produced by acclaimed European producers SMITH MUSIX, is being played on radio stations, by club DJs & major online sites. The video was shot in Austin Texas while the artist was performing in the Lone Star state.

QUE QNE describes what the song's all about "'Don't Hurt Me' in a nutshell was a futuristic vision of my life being played out in my mind with a girl I just met, and weighing the pros and cons of the rare chance it actually happens with a boastful, sexual and comedic twist." Further explaining what sets him apart in today's marketplace & what he's all about "I think what sets me apart is my ability to go far right then far left musically, and it still have a genuine feel, being as though I where so many different hats in real life, i try to convey that in my music. Having a wide range as far creating music, I think, is one of the most difficult things for most artist. People tend to put artist in categories and expect only that style from you and are disappointed if they don't get that particular sound, but being able to fit in multiple categories or creating a new category gives me the ability to create what I feel without fear of being held to one style."

Taken from his forthcoming EP release "LOVE OF THE GAME" to be released worldwide on 2-2-2 015 (February 2) on the ATTAIN label, through INDIEPOWER & INGROOVES. INDIEPOWER is spearheading a global campaign to bring QUE QNA to the industry & music lovers everywhere. With a lot to say, the articulate 'Q' has appearances booked on an array of Radio & TV shows, many of which will include spontaneous live performances. INDIEPOWER CEO & industry leader JAY WARSINSKE has assembled a great team to build on Film / TV / Games / Commercials, International Markets (including Europe, Australia, Japan, Canada & Latin America), & Publishing areas (aligning with HARMONIOUS MUSIC through MADELEINE SMITH – credits include running Publishing for DR.DRE, 2PAC, EAZY-E, BONE THUGS, ICE CUBE among many). Tours being booked & appearances at industry hotspots SXSW, IES : INDIE ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT in L.A. in August, WARPED TOUR, BET AWARDS, Spring Break concerts, Summer Tour stops & much more to be announced.

"To have the powerhouses INDIEPOWER, INGROOVES & MADELINE SMITH MUSIC on my side is honestly flattering", states QUE, "knowing how long all 3 have been in the game and there over all knowledge of business and there track records speak for themselves - so being a new artist supported by these guys is very flattering and really strengthens belief in myself and my team at Attain Media Group that we're going in the right direction!"

"Having been a part of breaking iconic artists since the mid-70's & since Hip Hop was born, "says INDIEPOWER & IES Founder JAY WARSINSKE, "you get a instinctual sense on who's the 'Real Deal' and have the talent & mindset to have a chance in this incredibly demanding & complex entertainment business - & QUE has that 'It' factor! Seeing him grow & build in the world's expanding markets & opportunities will be a lot of fun!"

QUE QNA is available for Phone Interviews for Talk Shows, Radio Programs, Online TV Shows, Media - Email Interviews for blogs & journalists.
Contact: INDIEPOWER: 818-505-1836 info@IndiePower.com

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Indie Act Automatik Eden Garner Rave Reviews For Both Ep And Video With Their New Release "Gold To Straw"


Produced by Sean Beavan (NIN, Gwen Stefani), Automatik Eden Follow-up Their Self-titled CD with a Strong New Video and Five Song EP

Los Angeles, CA – One doesn't have to work in the music business to know how competitive and difficult it can be navigating the constant flux of an industry that is ever-changing.

Many musicians are looking for a way to carve a path into a trade that is relentless. Of course it only makes sense that the best way to gain notoriety is to have the necessary talent to do so. Fortunately Cela Scott and David Crocco of Automatik Eden possess that rare talent.

Add to this mix the creative abilities of a top-notch producer such as Sean Beavan and you have a sensation waiting to happen!

Cela and David also have strong credentials. Cela (composer, vocalist, guitar) attended the esteemed University of Southern California's BFA Acting program and landed a spot in the coveted conservatory school.

Her acting and singing career has taken her to many a featured role including a principal part in the latest pilot for the Star Trek series, Star Trek: Renegades. It should also be noted that AE's captivating tune, "Captain of My Soul" is the title track for the project.

Besides being a gifted instrumentalist and song-writer, David (vocals, guitar, bass, drums) has also worked behind the scenes…his post-production engineering skills have been utilized by many a music icon including the likes of Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, Nickelback and System Of A Down.

Whilst listening to the beautiful lyricism of "Gold to Straw" one might be tempted to make comparisons to other impressive female performers – a little Chrissie Hynde mixed with a touch of Lana Del Rey – but make no mistake, Automatik Eden's music is distinctly their own. Just ask the well-known Los Angeles music magazine, Music Connection.

The journal stated: "In the dreamy, eerie outing, mixed by Sean Beavan (NIN), you can practically hear the song in a David Fincher soundtrack. AE seem to have the potential to exceed their influences."

The accompanying video for "Gold To Straw" is also considered somewhat of a work of art. Filmed by acclaimed director, Christopher Jelley ("La Nature Morte d'Un Flic"), the sensual and dreamy atmosphere is a throwback to the golden era of European film directors such as Bertolucci, De Sica and Fassbinder.

Cela and David sum things up well, by saying: "The common thread to the artists we love is that they found a way to be original and approach their music more as an art form than a formula. That is our tactic." states David. Cela adds, "The music and musicians we admire had a vision and expressed a way of life…a certain freedom on a higher level."

The two strive to keep an open dialogue with their audience. They make a sincere effort not only to provoke and test, but to inspire. With their strong musical foundation and great perspective, success for Automatik Eden can only be just around the corner.

Their CD is available on iTunes. Official web site: www.automatikeden.com
For more info contact:

Daniel Del Campos
Pop Culture Image
P.O. Box 873
Venice, CA 90291

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

SHMNS announces breakup // Jonas Makai Release Secret Shores Remix


SHMNS announced their breakup on November 11, 2014. They formed in 2012 and released their debut EP 'Somewhere Between Here and There' on May 14, 2013 via Justin's record label, Think Thought Records. The four pieced announced they had actually broken up back in June but haven't made an official announcement until November 11. The front man Justin Romanos was quoted saying "We are all still very good friends but after me (justin) and Isaac graduated college it was hard to keep things together." He also added that he has begun working on a solo album, but didn't go into any detail.

The announcement was made in part with a link to the soundcloud of Jonas Makai who remixed SHMNS' debut single 'Secret Shores'. The song can be streamed here - https://soundcloud.com/jonasmakai/secret-shores-jonasmakai-remix

Luna Sopor Releases Second Album - Cobalt - Rock


Luna Sopor has just completed the release of their second full length studio album entitled ‘Cobalt'. This latest release was recorded and mixed with Zack Phillips at FreqLab Recording in Motor Studio, San Francisco. It consists of eleven hard rocking songs. Jeff Janow, lead guitarist and primary songwriter & producer says of the new release, "Cobalt is a bit harder sounding musically than our last Album. It is hard rocking stuff, and I think that the smoking hot tracks "Future" "Cake" and "Candy Crush" is taking it up to a level in that the new music has totally eclipsed our last album. However, we were also able to bring up the dynamics to include a few commercially approachable songs such as "City of Lights" and "North Star". Bassist Troy Szabo added "With this album, as with our last, we have a deep desire to share positive conscious messages. Luna Sopor is both excited and proud to finally be able to share their new album's music with Rock Fans globally. For the latest news, releases, and concert dates, please connect with us on the web or on our social networks.

Website www.lunasopor.com
Facebook www.Facebook.com/lunasopor
Twitter www.twitter.com/lunasopor
Contact: press@lunasopor.com

Monday, December 1, 2014

"The Young Lioness of Africa" Releases Debut Album


Wiyaala, the young lioness, leads the pride towards peace and unity with her new self-titled album, out worldwide on November 24th.

Following success with her singles "Make Me Dance", "Rock My Body", "Africa", and the World Cup anthem "Go Go Black Stars..Goal!", Wiyaala announces her self-titled album. The new LP, "Wiyaala", is distributed on the Djimba World Records label under exclusive license to JTV Digital. It is officially released worldwide on November 24th through all major digital retailers: http://wiyaala.lnk.to/lp

The album, sung in a mix of English and local tribal dialects of Sissali and Wale is an update on the "clash of civilizations" between the cultural traditions, social order and practices of West Africa and the impact of the "West". Wiyaala does not seek confrontation. She has a positive message.

In the songs Siiko, Bunsun and Sun & Moon, Wiyaala gently chides, that in the haste to acquire the benefits of the digital life, her people should not forget their roots: "Come, lets go back! Embrace the things we left behind, and add them to what we have now."

Wiyaala, from the Upper West of Ghana, is a personification of modern Africa: creative, brave, strong and beautiful. Her name, literally translates to "the doer" in Sissala, her tribal language and perfectly describes her approach to life. Frequently compared to Angelique Kidjo and Grace Jones, Wiyaala’s music is truly Afro-Pop fusing her African roots with contemporary world Pop music.

Wiyaala has four nominations at the 2014 All Africa Music Awards (AFIMA), Revelation of the African Continent, Best Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall Song for Rock My Body, Best Female Artist West Africa and Most Promising African Artist of the Continent. The ceremony is expected to take place in Lagos in December.

• http://wiyaala.lnk.to/lp
• http://wiyaala.com
• http://www.facebook.com/wiyaala
• http://www.youtube.com/noellawiyaala
• http://twitter.com/wiyaala

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Eventide Announces H9 Max


Today, Eventide unveiled the ultimate addition to the acclaimed H9 Harmonizer® stompbox line: H9 MAX. Available now, the H9 MAX comes pre-loaded with all the effects from each of Eventide’s acclaimed TimeFactor, ModFactor, PitchFactor, and Space stompboxes, including the new Looper, plus all H9 exclusive algorithms in perpetuity at no additional cost. H9 MAX comes bundled with 45 effect algorithms and over 500 factory presets. H9 MAX is chock full of Eventide’s handpicked algorithms of boundary smashing effects heard on hit records spanning over four decades. For more information on H9 MAX or information on how to win an H9 MAX Limited Edition Harmonizer® dipped in 24-carat gold, go to http://bit.ly/H9MAX.

H9 MAX, a studio processor shrunk down to fit into a stompbox. It features a simple, one-knob user interface and is fully-featured as a standalone stompbox. Using H9 MAX with the included powerful H9 Control app for Windows, OSX, or iOS wirelessly via Bluetooth, makes creating and managing presets, and live control of multiple H9s a snap. H9 MAX owners can share these algorithms with up to four additional H9s on a single Eventide.com account.

“The H9 MAX is the ultimate bundled H9 for those who want it all,” said Ray Maxwell, Eventide’s VP of sales and marketing. “H9 MAX is a perfect combination with a couple of H9 Cores for a killer Eventide rig that packs maximum flexibility and the huge Eventide sound in a compact, cost-effective set-up.”

An upgrade path to H9 MAX from H9 or H9 Core will be announced in early 2015.

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, followed in 1977 by the H949, the first de-glitched Harmonizer with additional delay. Visit Eventide online at eventide.com.

Eventide and Harmonizer are registered trademark of Eventide Inc. iOS is a trademark of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. ©2014 Eventide Inc.

Darrell Cole's "Swahili" Fights Negative African Stereotypes


American record label Block Starz Music, blockstarztv.com, in conjunction with WeArDo Clothing, is introducing a new artist from Sierra Leone in 2015 named DARRELL COLE.

"Oscar Micheaux: The Czar of Black Hollywood" writer/director Bayer Mack is executive producer of Sierra Leone artist DARRELL COLE's new music single and video "SWAHILI", which forcefully combats the negative stereotypes young Africans deal with at home and abroad.

DARRELL COLE, who was born in London, England and raised in Sierra Leone, fled his war torn homeland as a child and discovered Hip-Hop at an early age in Europe.

DARRELL COLE's major indie debut “Swahili”, comes at critical time as Africans around the globe face stigmatization in the West and misunderstanding from their own people.

"Darrell Cole's song is not only about counteracting negative stereotypes associated with African people; it's also about celebrating our beauty," says Mack, who is currently in the midst of promoting his documentary film on filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, www.theczarofblackhollywood.com, hopes to bring Cole, who is recording his debut mixtape "Uncut Diamond" in Belgium, to the United States in early 2015.

"'Swahili' is resonating with young people in Africa; as well as, the Middle East and beyond, because it gives voice to their frustration in an entertaining, light-hearted way people can understand no matter what language they speak."

DARRELL COLE's major indie North American debut will be available ***DECEMBER 2*** for download at http://www.itunes.com , http://www.amazon.com and all international retailers.




Ivan Mbuyi
Email: Ivan.mbuyi@gmail.com


To celebrate Noël À l’Africaine (Christmas In Africa's way)!


Herléo Muntu announces the release of a new single for the holidays.

In studio for a new album in 2015, Herléo Muntu launches Noël À l’Africaine. A digital title for the holiday season.

Festive and joyful, Noël À l’Africaine is ideal for family gatherings year-end.

Written and performed by the artist, Muntu Herléo offers us a song with Hip-Pop World accents, as he likes to say. He invites us this year, through his song, to travel and celebrate Christmas in the African's way!


Since the launch of his album Reflexions in 2013, Muntu Herléo toured Ontario-Quebec, two African tours and two shows in France and Belgium. www.herleo.com

Writer/Author : Raymond Kashiba
ISRC : CA2P91400001
UPC: 889211185481
Genre: World (African)
Label: Groupe Grio

Noughts and Exes to Release Album Globally


Noughts and Exes is set to release their self-titled album to the US & Global Markets on December 1st. "Noughts and Exes" will be available through CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes with a special Cyber Monday launch. Noughts and Exes is the critically acclaimed indie folk rock band out of Hong Kong that TIME Magazine named one of the "Top 5 Bands to Watch" in 2011. Noughts and Exes is the brain child of Joshua Wong, who first started the band in its original incarnation in 2007. They went through several lineup changes and have settled on an eclectic international mix of talented musicians. Wong is originally from Australia and moved to Hong Kong at age 16 after visiting and being positively impacted by the culture. He started playing music a few years later at age 19 because he wanted to start a band that stayed around in the ever changing Hong Kong music scene. Noughts and Exes came to be in large part because the culturally diverse nature of the Indie music scene lends itself to the collaborative process.

Bigger Picture
The current Noughts and Exes lineup consists of Joshua Wong, guitar/vocals (Australia), Gideon So, keyboard (Canada), Alex Bedwell, drums (UK), and Alix Farquhar, vocals/percussion/glockenspiel (UK). The essence of the band is truly an international mish mash - and it works beautifully. The band members all bring their own life experiences to the table and the Third Culture aspect of Hong Kong contributes almost as another voice. These four talents from all over the world converged in a city that is rich in Asian heritage and has a major Western influence - not wholly one or the other. The climate was ripe for Noughts and Exes to become a part of the growth and excitement of the Indie music scene; writing about their lives and cultural observations to tell stories of people all their own. Now they are sharing with the rest of the world.

"We have always wanted to get our music are wider international audience, firstly because we just believe in the music and would love to share with as many people as possible, but also because we really believe there is some great independent music coming out of Asia and are excited to share that with the rest of the world." (Joshua Wong)

Heart to Hearts
The band has indeed started reaching the rest of the world - their performance video "Hearts" was filmed in Hong Kong’s Times Square to showcase the Indie music scene. It was shot with the help of numerous other musicians and gives good insight into how a coming together of talents can work in the face of challenge. The piece was never meant to be a commentary on how public artistic expression is stifled in Hong Kong, but it has become just that, with over 70,000 hits on YouTube in the first week. The global launch of their new album ties in perfectly with the international point of view Noughts and Exes has. They know that telling stories of people has nothing to do with where you live - it’s all about reaching out across the miles and touching mankind.

For more information, press only:
Stacey Sherman
RSP Entertainment Marketing
734-564-6640 (mobile)

For more information on Noughts and Exes or to watch "Hearts":


Monday, November 24, 2014

Churchill-Nash Records Releases Karl W. Davis & The Sweetpeas "IT'S HIGH TIME" EP


Karl W. Davis and The Sweetpeas’ latest release, It's High Time (2014 Churchill-Nash Records), is now garnering high critical acclaim in the U.S. and France, and marks a new chapter in the career of this fire-and-brimstone gospel/blues powerhouse. Karl W. Davis was born in Folkston, Georgia, a small rural community situated at the crossroads of Savannah and Macon with deep gospel and blues traditions.

After joining the African Methodist Church at the age of 9, Karl became a fixture on the southeast Georgia gospel circuit, not only as a charismatic and passionate soloist, but as the only white member of an all black congregation and choir. Blues and soul music became Karl’s life. Travelling and performing on the Chitlin' circuit from Virginia to Florida, Karl honed his ability to bring the power of a tent revival into every backwoods bar and uptown honkytonk. Eventually bigger and better opportunities came along and he was fortunate enough to share the stage with many greats in the blues and R&B world such as Gatemouth Brown, Crown Prince Waterford, Dr. John, Son Seals, Big Eye Willie Smith, Bob Margolin, Michael Burkes, Jimmy Johnson and more. In 2000, Karl was chosen to represent Jacksonville Florida at the Rendez vous de l'Erdre festival in Nantes, France and continues to perform at the finest festivals and venues in Europe. After the world-renowned success of the Urban Voices Choir in Nantes, where for five years he composed songs for and performed with 1000 singers, Karl was ready to hit the European blues and soul scene in a big way.

The blend of influences heard on It's High Time will remind the listener of the soul and gospel greats, such as Al Greene, Syl Johnson, and Harvey Watkins Jr. “For me this album represents a brutally honest reaction to the end of a fifteen-year marriage,” says Karl. “We wrote 20 songs over a two month period and the ones that ended up on the new release were the songs where the lyrics came entirely at one sitting. These were just the most honest. We decided to choose these six and give them the best production we could manage instead of twelve songs with a watered down effort. Since this would be our calling card I think this was the best way to make a good impression right from the start.” It's High Time brings forth a wave of emotion, where the listener is transported to a place where tears of joy or sadness can hardly be controlled.

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19th annual Millennium Music Conference is February 19-21, 2015


The 19th Annual Millennium Music Conference & Showcase will be held February 19 - 21, 2015 at the Best Western Premier - The Central Hotel & Conference Center, Harrisburg, PA MMC will feature 2 full days of music business keynotes, panels, clinics, workshops, day stage, mentoring & demo listening sessions and trade show. At night over 300 selected acts and artists will showcase at over 30 showcase venues.

Music industry professionals attend as sponsors, speakers, mentors, exhibitors and talent scouts. Musicians that submit to showcase all get Free registration credentials whether selected or not. The deadline for artist showcase submissions is November 30. Interested speakers and industry professionals and encouraged to contact the conference director John Harris at 717-221-1124.

Atlanta Rapper *L.O.* Drops New Debut Album - The Good, The Bad, And The Gifted The Bad Volume 1


Atlanta rapper/performer (Cortney Isaiah French) LITES OUT better known as L.O., has officially stepped into the big game with an album that is going to be crashing over the radio waves in no time.

With his recent development and co-founding of Atlanta urban music label LAVISH HUSTLE FAMILY, he is showing everyone out there that he's coming up fast and big. Big in the sense that everyone is going to be hearing all of the countless hours he's put away working in the studio, writing his bars/material, working on the boards to put out some of the most quality music production and pounding the pavement non-stop getting the word out that he's not going to stop until he reaches the top of the charts.

The proof is there and it's showing big stats climbing up on his Soundcloud page already with his single "SITUATION" already reaching over 16,000+ plays along with the single "WHO" which features local Harlem area rapper YOUNG SCHEME on the guest verses topping over 4,000+ views in less than 2 months. This shows that the fans are eating up what L.O., has to offer and that is going to be the same hunger for new music with his latest album release.

L.O.'s hard-hitting and amped-up music is a key reason Majid "Chi" Hasan partnered with him to bring Lavish Hustle Family into something bigger than just a dream. This album will be the first that the label drops, in whats to be a monumental release on a label that is already showing to have a bright future in the hip-hop/rap industry.

Along with Young Scheme playing part as a guest on the album L.O., is happy to announce an array of talented artists supporting him with their rap talents such as Trey Poundlayemdown, Guelly Gunz, Marlee Major, Jmike, Sinsear, and Juss Joose. You can be sure that you'll also see L.O., doing some major guest sports on their albums as well, so keep your eyes peeled because L.O., is always hard at work in every aspect of his profession.

At this time we welcome interviews and booking requests. If you are interested in talking more with management you can please contact us at the following information:


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Friday, November 21, 2014

International Sensation Finds Artistic Freedom and Gives Hope to Youth of a Nation


Myanmar's #1 Pop artist is now making her presence known in the United States. Ah Moon (Lung Sitt Ja Moon) grew up in the terribly poor and conflicted Burma. She found her spirit to survive in singing, playing piano, violin and acting at an early age. Through the years of brutal military rule, to now a (somewhat) democratic society, she never stopped pursuing her dream to become an international artist.

Her first project, the Me N Ma Girls, attracted scores of international press stories, and even a critically acclaimed documentary film (Nikki and the Tiger Girls). Now her focus is on her solo career. Her recently released, solo album 'Min Pay Tae A Chit," is comprised of both Burmese and English songs. In a matter of weeks, the album is selling out across the country of Myanmar. Her most recent video release, "Cheap Sunglasses" has received over 11,000 YouTube plays in a little over a week.

Ah Moon's is an affable young woman of 23 years, speaks 5 languages, and is extremely active in charity organizations. Specifically admirable are her efforts with the World Wide Orphans Foundation, support for Myanmar's Orphans, and the homeless shelters throughout her country. Ah Moon can be looked at as a true role model to the young women of Myanmar.

Gauge Introduces ECM-80 Vocal Microphone


Gauge Precision Instruments has announced the release of their new ECM-80 hand-held vocal microphone.

The ECM-80 is the perfect choice for professional singers who want the warmth, presence & clarity of a studio microphone in a reliable, hand-held stage microphone. Its smooth sound and tailored frequency response make one of the most pleasing and complimentary dynamic vocal microphones on the planet.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Eventide Announces Strategic Partnership With Yamaha


Today, Eventide announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Yamaha to develop signature effects for a future update to its recently announced flagship live sound console, the RIVAGE PM10. The Eventide H3000 Live™ plug-in will include some of the most widely used signature Eventide effects used in the live sound industry.

“We have the utmost respect for Yamaha’s deep roots in the music equipment industry. It is an honor to work with the company who is the largest manufacturer of musical instruments in the world. Their pioneering work developing some of the earliest digital consoles continues to be refined, incorporating the evolving demands for integrated workflow necessary for today’s demanding live sound productions,” noted Ray Maxwell, Eventide vice president of sales and marketing. “The marriage of classic Eventide effects with the state-of-the-art Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 console is a match made in heaven.”

“Our new flagship RIVAGE PM10 system culminates more than forty years of PM series history while heralding a new era of extraordinary sound, operation, and reliability.” commented Chihaya “Chick” Hirai, PA department manager of Yamaha Corporation. “Processing quality has always been a major strength of Yamaha digital consoles. We are excited about the new collaboration with Eventide, world renown for their legendary harmonizer® effects processors.”

About Yamaha Pro Audio
Yamaha Pro Audio is known around the globe as a provider of innovative, top-quality solutions for the sound industry. The Yamaha lineup includes a number of world-standard mixing consoles, signal processors incorporating industry-leading DSP technology, power amplifiers based on energy-efficient drive technology, and an extensive range of speakers suitable for everything from live sound to commercial installations. Visit www.yamahaproaudio.com for the latest news and information.

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, followed in 1977 by the H949, the first de-glitched Harmonizer with additional delay. Visit Eventide online at eventide.com.

Eventide and Harmonizer are registered trademarks; H3000 LIVE is a trademark of Eventide Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2014 Eventide Inc.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Natalie Brown Releases "This Christmas" EP In Time For The Holidays


Whistling, hand claps, funk-strumming guitar, and a boppin' bass line lay the sonic stage for Natalie Brown's luminous vocals on "Wish Upon a Star", the first track of the self-released EP "This Christmas". The up-tempo jazz-inspired "Spirit of Christmas Time" follows, marrying old-school with new-school before taking the listener back to Natalie's Pop/R&B roots with the mid-tempo track "Favorite Time of Year". The EP then settles into the mellow zone with the beautifully rendered ballads "Save the Last Dance" and "This Christmas" - the latter being the title track of the EP and a tribute to Natalie's mother who lost a valiant battle with cancer in 2013.

Fans of Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Sam Smith and Morgan James will definitely find something to enjoy on this Holiday release. With musical influences ranging from Whitley Houston and Aretha Franklin, to Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight, Natalie Brown's music is described as uplifting and inspiring and fuses R&B/Pop with Adult Contemporary and a touch of 'soul'. "When the music began to play and her voice began to sing, I knew that I had to meet her, feel her energy and hear her voice in person. Natalie is alluring and sensual, warm and healing" says Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele.

The "This Christmas" EP was recorded at Natalie Brown's Studio 302 in Ottawa, Ontario Canada beginning in 2013 and released on November 18th 2014 worldwide via iTunes, Amazon, and a host of other digital stores. With this latest release, Natalie is self-sufficient and (co-) runs her own independent record label, publishing company and recording studio. Preceding this EP were three full-length albums ("Let The Candle Burn", "Random Thoughts", and "The Relationship Odyssey") that contain songs that have been used extensively in Film and TV productions since 2001. Fans and media can find music for download at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, and on Natalie's official website http://www.natalie-brown.com.

Born in Canada, Natalie Brown‘s passion for music was nurtured from a young age by her involvement in theater, gospel music, creative writing and local session work as a vocalist and writer. With a substantial body of recorded work behind her in addition to this latest release, Natalie is working on a new full-length album due in 2015 and is set to hit the road on tour.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014




"Insightful Minds At Ease" official release date: Dec. 8, 2014
The first single, "Leave It Behind" available Nov. 17, 2014

London, ON- On the heels of "Damned If You Don't" (2012) James Todd once again helms lead vocal and production duties on Abandoned Souls latest release "Insightful Minds at Ease". It is a musical collaboration that showcases incredible growth, maturity, and technical prowess. James and his fellow bandmates, Derek De Kort (lead guitar), Tim Thompson (guitar/vocals) and Steve Thomas (drums/percussion/vocals) have delivered a compilation that will both satisfy hard core fans and win multitudes of new ones.

"Insightful Minds at Ease" is disk 1 of a 2-disk series, the second of which is targeted for release in mid 2015. Both are the result of some blistering song-writing and recording sessions throughout 2013 and 2014. The net outcome was a body of work that artistically lends itself to a themed multi-disc release.

Self-produced and recorded, Abandoned Souls also enlisted the talents of Brian Vollmer from Helix (Capital Records) fame to share vocal duties on one track. They also utilized the photography and digital mastery skills of Darko (darkphoto.com) to bring the visual landscape to life. If one can imagine being trapped in a dark place and escaping that darkness with an explosion of sonic artillery, then "Insightful Minds at Ease" is an embodiment of that vision. Packed with hard hitting grooves, screaming guitars, catchy hooks, and pound-your-fist vocals and melodies, this collection of songs is a must-have for all fans new and old alike.

Abandoned Souls will be direct support for LEE AARON on Dec. 5 at Eastside Bar and Grill in London, ON for a CD pre release party. They will be showcasing music from their new album and will also have pre release copies of "Insightful Minds at Ease" available.

JTV Digital Ready To Deliver Content To YouTube Music Key


All JTV Digital clients now have the option to deliver their songs to the new service YouTube Music Key.

What is YouTube Music Key?

YouTube Music Key allows watching and listening to music videos. The service offers ad-free, audio-only playback for background listening in addition to video viewing, as well as offline listening.
When you deliver an album to this channel, it will be made available and monetized in the YouTube Music Key service.
It will also include a subscription to Google Play Music, with 30+ million songs, expert-curated playlists, and in the coming days, the ability to watch many YouTube official music videos right from the app.

How does YouTube Music Key deliveries works?

- When delivering your songs to YouTube Music Key, an “Art Track" is created (the song is associated with its artwork and delivered as a "still image" video file)
- These Art Tracks automate the creation of versions for songs that don't already have a music video
- You make money when those Art Tracks are streamed on YouTube

Connect to www.jtvdigital.com now and start delivering your music to YouTube Music Key

More information on YouTube Music Key:

Feminist, Acoustic-Rock Band, Taking Back Eden, To Perform First Night Northampton 2015


This year marks the 30th anniversary of First Night Northampton, the city's most popular festival of the arts. With over twenty venues spanning downtown Northampton and one-hundred outstanding performers, the Happy Valley is the place to be for New Year's eve.

Events range from a street circus to cookie decorating, face painting, opera, a guitar orchestra, and live music performances in every genre. The festival starts at noon with fireworks are at 6:15 from the roof of the city's parking garage and at 11:30, you can ring in the New Year with a countdown and ball-raising at the Hotel Northampton.

With so many performances to choose from, one band you don't want to miss is Taking Back Eden. Taking Back Eden is slotted for 3:00 P.M. at Saint John's Episcopal Church, located at 48 Elm Street, Northampton. Described as “contemporary, original, acoustic-rock with ties to folk, indie, rock, and classical music,” Taking Back Eden is fronted by Carolyn Walker on lead vocals and violin; Sylvie Abate on acoustic guitar, nylon guitar, and acoustic bass; Heather Sommerlad on violin and cello; and Christine "Tina" Abate on full kit and percussion. All four women have serious musical training and extensive credits in the regional music scene.

At an Eden show, fans may hear an acoustic ballad featuring finger-style nylon guitar, violin, and percussion; a lush blues-acoustic-rock song with soaring violin and cello leads with full drum kit; a rhythmic chant featuring all four women on percussive instruments, or an indie-folk song with folk guitar and vocal harmonies. The musical landscapes, created by Taking Back Eden's use of traditional classical and rock instrumentation, provide an expansive foundation for the band's soulful vocals and literate lyrics.

Each women in Eden is a songwriter in her own right and together they spin thoughtful lyrics that speak about the environment, women's issues, LGBT rights, animal rights, nature; and of course, love and relationships. Taking Back Eden could be called a modern day protest band as they offer up melodic, catchy songs about issues that matter. Two Taking Back Eden songs that exemplify their ability to deliver melody with meaning are "I Was Always Myself," a song about Adam and Eve, from Eve's perspective, and "Apathy" which opens with the lines "I want your heart to break like mine. I want to cure your Apathy." A city known for its cultural renaissance, diversity, and LGBT inclusion, Northampton couldn't have chosen a better band than Taking Back Eden to start the New Year celebration.

First Night Northampton Buttons may be purchased online with no fee or at area sales vendors listed at http://www.firstnightnorthampton.org. The First Night website also includes a complete schedule of events and details about each performance. Parking is free. For more information about Taking Back Eden, visit their website at http://www.takingbackeden.net

Monday, November 17, 2014

WORLD5 Release New Single "I Promise You"


"I Promise You" is an epic ballad, a catchy melody, with the earnest singing of Grammy Award winner Pat Hunt in the song's spotlight. The track is the forth single from their upcoming LP release.

"I Promise You" comes hot on the heels of their popular single track, "Heartbeat Of The World".

For the album remix of the single Heartbeat Of The World, the band is offering a celebrity talent contest worldwide for all singers, amateurs and professional levels to be part of the recording, win prizes and have their own single produced by WORLD5 bass player and 4 time Grammy Award winning producer Randy Miller. WORLD5 has dedicated this celebrity talent contest as global charitable effort. WORLD5 is dedicated to using the power of popular music to produce global positive social action thru "Heartbeat of the World" to raise money for Charities, non-profits and businesses whose programs save lives and help people in need by providing education, housing, medicine, food, clean water, emergency shelter, and other services across the globe thru heartbeatoftheworld.net

The Heartbeat of the World Music Video Contest is recognized as the phenomena of this decade as "We are the World" was for the 80s.

"A sparkling brilliant recording, plus an awesome message" - Code Zero Radio
"If you’re having a lousy day, put on this joyful pop/rock anthem by WORLD5 and I guarantee it’ll lift you right up." - Skope Magazine

Their peviously released singles , "Man Of Action", which immediately shot to the U.S. National Top 100 Airplay Chart and "Maybe there´s A Way" will be on the upcoming LP as remixed album versions.The overarching sound of the band has at its core the songwriting principles of legends such as Toto, Billy Joel, Bruce Hornsby, Genesis, Yes, The Beatles.

Listeners will immensely enjoy the eclectic sound and global influences of the 5 musicians:
Pat Hunt - lead vocals and keyboards (Katy, TX, USA), Joe Gavito - guitars (Houston, TX, USA), Steffen Goeres - guitars, trumpet, fluegelhorn (Wellington, New Zealand), Randy Miller - bass, vocals(Houston, TX, USA), Raimund Breitfeld - drums, percussion (Gothenburgh, Sweden)

"I Promise You" by WORLD5 is available online worldwide November 10, 2014.

The single "I Promise You" is distributed globally by Famous Records Corp. (http://www.famousmusicgroup.com/) and is available at iTunes, Amazon and many other outlets for convenient purchase and download.

Senior Class Honored To Contribute Music To Aaliyah's Life Story


Ever since the 2009 release of “Pressure,” which served as Hassahn Phenomenon’s debut album, where Emilio Bucks served as the Executive Producer, the streets, industry, and everyone else have been wondering… what happened to Chicago’s dynamic duo? The answer to that question is SENIOR CLASS!

Together, Emilio Bucks and Hassahn Phenomenon have formed the Producer/Songwriter tandem, SENIOR CLASS. The name speaks for itself and the duo is ecstatic to be working together again. With one single “Finding You” already receiving spins on WGCI and other radio mediums, Senior Class has done it again with a music placement in the highly anticipated Lifetime movie, “Aaliyah – The Princess of R&B.”

The song, “Down & Up” originally appeared on the “Pressure” album and is slated to breathe again via the Original Lifetime Movie. The song is a reflective hip-hop piece that features Hassahn Phenomenon lyrical gifts while R&B crooner, Patrick Fenison provides soulful essence on the hook. Produced by Emilio Bucks, “Down & Up” is a song that truly embodies and defines what it means to be SENIOR CLASS.

Emilio and Hassahn are truly honored to be part of the project that is paying homage to the beloved Aaliyah. When asked about his feelings on the placement, Emilio said, “We are truly blessed, humbled, and privileged to play a small part in such a significant life story.”

Collectively Hassahn and Emilio have secured music placements on virtually every major network including, NBC, ABC, HBO, FOX, Spike TV and more. The duo has also secured placements via film with the most recent placement in the critically acclaimed documentary film, DEMOS. Emilio Bucks and Hassahn Phenomenon have also worked with the likes of Jodeci, Chaka Khan, Michelle Williams, The Avila Brothers, Flo-Rida, and many more. The dynamic duo is ecstatic to be working together again and will be releasing the upcoming EP, “Life Moves Pretty Fast.” The project is adult contemporary hip-hop with a Chitown essence that is scintillating enough for the grown & sexy yet edgy enough for the young & the restless.

About the Film
Lifetime’s Original Movie, “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,” starring Alexandra Shipp (“House of Anubis”) as the beloved actress and music sensation, is set to premiere Saturday, November 15, at 8pm ET/PT.

MARCUS GRAHAM – 818-850-1580

Friday, November 14, 2014

Robert Kramer Guarantees “Strange Times” For New Music Videos


In a world where up is down, down is up; no one can tell what real is anymore. Where we are complacent to things around us yet are in upheaval when something doesn’t even affect us; toying with emotions that have no effect. Indeed we are living in strange times, and that’s what Rock musician Robert Kramer sings about in his latest music video for “Strange Times”.

Robert Kramer’s video for “Strange Times” uses satire and comedy to illustrate how slowly but surely, society is progressing into a time where things aren’t all what they seem to be and how we deliberately make choices that have no benefit for us. Yet with entertainment and silly things catching our attention, it’s easy to see we are living in strange times.

The music video for “Strange Times” would make any Sci-Fi historian proud. Using bits and iconic scenes from different Sci-Fi classics like “The Day The Earth Stood Still” to even “Frankenstein” Robert Kramer is imposed onto these scenes as a character himself, melodically redacting the irony within the song. Combining vintage video techniques with modern effects, the music video takes an interesting concept of old and new to the next level while adding social commentary.

In an industry with a lot of fluff and mediocre messages, it’s refreshing to see that art and musicianship still exist. With a video with such creativity, Robert Kramer’s “Strange Times” will surefire stir up commotion in the music community and have viewers enjoying a great video with much to talk about with the song.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Space-western Purveyors Engine Drop Latest Album, Red Moon Rises


Self-described as a space-western outfit, Engine are a four-piece group that has established themselves in their local scene while writing music from a house-boat town in southern Louisiana and street performing in New Orleans. They're now making headway into national recognition with the release of their latest album, Red Moon Rises, as well as their featured track included on WiFi PR Group's digital mixtape, Indie Anthems Vol. 7.

Fans of Conor Oberst and Jonathan Wilson may have never heard space-western music before, but once they've had a chance to experience Engine's songs and productions firsthand, they'll have a new appreciation for the way indie musicians reinvigorate the sonic soundscape. Their music is transformational and blends gospel, R&B and psych rock with a little southern soul that comes from their Highland, LA, upbringing.

With musical influences ranging from Bob Dylan and Ink Spots to Iron and Wine and Jonathan Wilson, Engine's sound blends many different genres to create their unique niche music. At times, their instrumentation resembles that of The Beatles in their psychedelic era but with the lyrical prowess of Bright Eyes and the art-rock sensibilities of Arcade Fire. In addition to space-western, Caddo-American Folk rock and psychedelic gospel are two other genres that Engine find themselves being compared to, and it is these unique influences and musical flavors that have helped Engine to create such a distinct sound.

In addition to creating compelling music, Engine dedicates themselves to the visual aspect of performances and music videos as well, embracing storytelling and incorporating settings and characters as they go about their adventures. From pirate ships with fluttering sails to a psychedelic forest with woodland creatures, Engine's set designs bring their music to life in a way that most other bands don't attempt.

With their fourth full-length and latest recording effort, Red Moon Rises, Engine were entirely self-sufficient, having recorded, produced and pressed the album to vinyl themselves within their northern Louisiana community. They consider it to be their greatest achievement thus far in their music career together, and they are currently pushing and promoting it heavily to reach a wider national and online audience.

Preceding this album were three other full-length albums and an EP, all of which they self-published and used to build up a following throughout Louisiana. As part of the Louisiana film community, the band's songs have also been used in local films that were entered in the Louisiana Film Prize. The Louisiana Department of Tourism also used Engine's music for their commercial and promo videos, including downtown development videos and Mardi Gras ads.

Following up the Red Moon Rises release, Engine's track "Whiskey Hymnal" is featured on WiFi PR Group's mixtape, Indie Anthems Vol. 7, a collection of international independent talent spanning a wide range of genres that WiFi PR wants to put on the radars of industry tastemakers and music lovers the world over. Released at Chicago's Pitchfork in July 2014, the digital mixtape was handed out on 3,500 download cards to festival attendees, and 1,500 more copies are now available on the Indie Anthems Bandcamp page.

Engine has a number of upcoming tour dates:

11/07/14 - Texarkana, AR - Hopkins Ice House w/Otis the Destroyer
11/08/14 - Alexandria, LA - Pitchers and Pints (Tamp and Grind pre-show)
11/22/14 - Minden, LA - Fasching Carnival (Parade)
12/12/14 - Shreveport, LA - Red River District (Public)
01/09/15 - San Antonio, TX - Bottom Bracket Social Club
01/30/15 - Florence, AL - The 116
01/31/15 - Jackson, TN - Hal and Mals

Fans and media can find Engine's music for download on iTunes and Bandcamp. Engine also has videos up on YouTube, including one for "Lands of Sleep," and an entire video playlist.

About Engine Music

The Factory Fire (2010)

Caverns of Sonora (2012)

Lands of Sleep (2012)

Wild Onions EP (2013)

Red Moon Rises (2014)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enginela?ref=hl

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL393ebojesPPkKUnQLDmT6KfXJnojF-EK

Bandcamp: http://enginela.bandcamp.com

Media Contact:

Alisa St. Rock

WiFi PR Group

800.614.6473 Ext.1



About WiFi PR Group

WiFi PR Group, www.wifiprgroup.com, based in Los Angeles, CA, is an innovative marketing force in the interconnecting worlds of Philanthropy, Business and Entertainment. Specializing in digital publicity and branding, WiFi PR works closely with its clients to create business to business and business to consumer campaigns.

Rising Young Star Craig James Releases Debut Single, "(Maw Maw) Why Her?" Produced By Arden Lo


This fall welcomes the refreshing talents of Soul R&B/Pop singer/songwriter Craig James as he releases his debut single “(Maw Maw) Why Her?” written by Craig James, produced and co-written by the legendary Arden Lo. At just 14 years of age Craig has already garnered attention from fans and media with his incredible vocal talent, sincere lyrics, and mature ambition. “(Maw Maw) Why Her?” is available everywhere November 11th, 2014 through Think Twice Move Once.

Craig James was born with an incredible vocal talent and has accomplished more in his short life than most young adults. He was also born with a mild form of cerebral palsy, which has not slowed him down in the slightest. While most teenagers are pondering on life and where they will be in ten years, Craig already has his path in sight. He began performing to large crowds in 2008 and since was discovered by DJ Wild Wayne, a radio personality for Q93 in New Orleans, who found Craig at his Gretna Middle school talent show where he won first place.

Soon after watching him perform, DJ Wild Wayne invited Craig to sing at Teen Summit 2012 which spiraled into more opportunities including performing at Youth Literacy Fest, WOW Jam, and Children’s Hospital Telethon in 2012 & 2014. Craig has performed with such notable artists as Grammy Award-winning Bill Summers, Norma Miller, and Irvin Mayfield, and was honored to open for the likes of Diggy Simmons, OMG Girlz, Jacob Lattimore, and Key Swagg 3000.

The heart-wrenching ballad “(Maw Maw) Why Her?” is inspired by Craig James’ late grandmother, Doris Rose Alston, whom he affectionately refers to as Maw Maw. Doris Rose was a principal influence in Craig’s life. Together they spent Sundays singing at church, fueling his passion for music and nurturing his talents. While Craig was still very young Doris Rose lost the battle with breast cancer. The pain of this loss, still fresh to Craig, is vividly expressed through his heartfelt lyrics and elegant melody, co-written and produced by composer/producer Arden Lo. The perfect combination of piano, hip beats, and Craig’s lyrics and melody bring to life a song that speaks so honestly to any heart that has loved so hard and lost so much.

Arden Lo is a world-class producer who has worked with Capitol Records and Warner Brothers producing several chart-topping artists including Jamie Foxx,Trina B, D.J. Quick, Eddie Griffin, Ice T, and The Hughes Brothers among others. He has also scored a number of feature films including "Seducing Spirits" and a documentary entitled “Gold Diggin: For Love of Money.” Arden also lends his talent to several jingles such as American College, American Credit Card Club, Soul Train Fashions, and themes for various feature films including “Phat Beach” starring Coolio and the Academy Award nominated short "Tuesday Morning Ride." When Arden heard Craig’s voice he knew instantly there was something very special in this young man and jumped on board. Arden says of Craig, “Craig James is the next echelon of Soul R&B frontiersmen. A 100 year old soul in a 14 year old’s body.”

This debut is only the beginning for Craig. He continues to push forward on his path with the release of an accompanying music video for “(Maw Maw) Why Her?” produced by Cinemdona Studios, as well as several other original singles to be released in 2015. He is currently perfecting his musical gifts and plans to perform all over New Orleans and beyond.

For more information visit: www.iamcraigjames.com

Preview "Maw Maw Why Her?" on Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/mawmawwhyhersc

Download the single on iTunes: http://bit.ly/mawmawwhyheritunes

For or a digital copy for review please contact: Amanda Nagle - amandajonagle (at) gmail (dot) com

Manager: Adeline Michel - adelinemichel (at) me (dot) com - (504) 250-8163

Label: Think Twice Move Once - thinktwicemoveonce (at) gmail (dot) com - (504) 541-3636