Friday, January 9, 2015

Third Time Is The Charm For Singer-Songwriter Raquel Aurilia With 'Long Way Home' - New Album Set For Release January 27th

Singer-Songwriter Raquel Aurilia returns to her storytelling roots with the release of her new album, "Long Way Home", recorded in Nashville with Producer Billy Smiley. "Long Way Home" will be released in the U.S. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

Recording Artist Raquel Aurilia is an amazing singer-songwriter who has toured opening for John Waite, B.B. King, Gin Blossoms, Eddie Money and Pat Benatar... and has worked with Grammy Award winning producer Tony Papa (James Brown, Willie Nelson, John Denver) and Gardner Cole (Madonna, Jodi Whatley), as well as Grammy nominated Billy Smiley (Johnny Cash, Bebe and Cece Winans) on her latest project, "Long Way Home".

"It was such an exciting time to be back in the recording studio," says Raquel Aurilia. "Working with Producer Billy Smiley in Nashville at Dark Horse Studios with such an incredibly talented line up of Music City's finest session players to bring my latest songs and stories to life was a wonderful experience."

"Long Way Home" is Aurilia's third album and highlights her authentic, powerful talent as a storyteller. It offers a Country/Pop style and features some of Nashville's top studio musicians including: Steve Brewster (drums), Ken Lewis (drums), Byron House (upright bass), Brennan Smiley (guitars), Blair Masters (keyboards), Sal Oliveri (keyboards), and Andy Leftwich (violin) who have recorded with icons such as Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks, Brett Eldridge, Amy Grant, Dierks Bentley, Peter Frampton, Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, and Dolly Parton.

"Long Way Home" offers an authentic next chapter for Raquel Aurilia with her heartfelt original self-penned songs including: Shattered; Little Things I Love; Reach for the Stars; and the title track Long Way Home.

Aurilia's music has been featured on MTV's hit series "The Hills," "The City" and "Taking the Stage." Her hit single "Feels Like" from her debut record, "Finding My Way," cracked the ultra-competitive R&R Top 30 AC and Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary charts at #28, and is still receiving national air play today.

"Long Way Home" (Shea Records) track listing includes:
I'll Be Here; Long Way Home; One of Us; Shattered; There's Still Time; He Said, She Said; Dreams; Little Things I Love; I Don't Wanna Fight; Reach for the Stars; *Shattered-Acoustic Version (bonus track).

Musicians on "Long Way Home" include:

Raquel Aurilia, Lead Vocals
Drums: Steve Brewster, Ken Lewis
Acoustic Guitars: Billy Smiley, Scott Dente
Bass: Matt Pierson, Anthony Sallee
Upright Bass: Byron House
Electric Guitar: Brennan Smiley, George Cocchini
Keyboards: Blair Masters, Sal Oliveri, and Billy Smiley
Violin: Andy Leftwich
Background Vocals: Raquel Aurilia, Billy Smiley, and Michelle Swift

US R&B Artist NICHELLE COLVIN Celebrates The Release Of New Album -'EVOLVING RLM'

Billboard Award winning songwriting contestant releases 4th studio, 19-track soulful, R&B album courtesy of SSGM Records!

U.S based R&B singer-songwriter-artist, Nichelle Colvin, has been working with William 'Slick' Brown and Dranell 'Drumatik' Brown of So Fo Real Productions on her latest album entitled 'Evolving - RLM (Real Life Music') which includes the single, "Touch Me Right" produced by talented American songwriter-producer Aaron Bradley AKA Aaron the Titan, released earlier this year and made it into the R&B-Hip Hop Top 50, Indie Top 50 and National 200 Charts!

Hailing from the same hometown as The Jackson 5 - Gary, Indiana, it is no surprise Nichelle is not only inspired the family of legendary pop stars, but their inspiration can be heard through her new album as well as her previous record released in 2010, "Soulfully Yours, Nichelle". Crafting her art from a young age having joined her local choir, the album reflects on the growing education many of us experience from the hardships and joy of life and love. The album features rapper WiseGuy Pugg on lead single 'Touch Me Right' and 'On the Way To My House', and rapper DecaGon AKA - Gon on 'Relieve her Stress' and 'Insecure' which mix Nichelle's sultry R&B vocals with a tinge of hardened street Hip Hop. The album goes from a sizzling opener slowly building up to more funk-inspired R&B without losing any of it's Urban grit, with the earlier mentioned Aaron the Titan whos talents have been showcased on mainstream media including MTV, CBS, the NFL and NBA Finals, offering his talented expertise via a remix of ‘Silent Treatment’. Nichelle is a Billboard Songwriting Award winner and it is easy to see why! Her dynamic songwriting is reflective of the dynamic feelings we experience in life, from joy to pain, taking the listener on a journey that is understandable and relatable. The album is raw in part thanks to the heartfelt songwriting, but also down to the slick production skills of the aptly named William 'Slick' Brown. The fresh producing by the team involved on this album ensures Nichelle's sizzling vocals aren't masked away and her honest emotions and vocal range is easy to capture. Quite honestly, this is a record you can be listening walking down the street, alone in your room or in your car and you will feel ever lyric and beat, as though it is touching you there and then.

As well as being recognised for her songwriting by the Billboards, she has received national recognition when she performed a composition entitled "A Call to Courage' with talented Soprano-Saxophonist Darron McKinney at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Candlelight Vigil held in Washington, DC and further performing the same song on Detroit News! Her first project involved her writing a song named "Picture That" which was added to a compilation entitled "Circular Soul" with every last copy selling out! This gave Nichelle her first licensing deal with UK based label Street Culture Records! Leading on from that success with her talents ever-growing, further label deals were signed and sealed with Cafedesoul Records and Taste Records in the US with publicity in the widely-acclaimed Echoes Magazine!

With an upcoming smooth Jazz album in 2015 entitled "Written Compositions", it seems Nichelle Colvin is going from strength to strength, her talents becoming even more widely recognised - very appropriately we should say she is 'Evolving'.

You can purchase the album on iTunes now!

It can also be heard on her official Youtube Channel

You can keep up to date and in touch with Nichelle Colvin and follow her for latest news on the following:

Thursday, January 8, 2015

L'Ephemère - Jacques Pellarin Composer

A brand new live sound video of Jacques Pellarin composition " L"Ephemère " ( solo version ) .

Release of the next album
" Accordion rushes vol ° 2 " in February 2015 !

" L' Ephemère " HD on youtube :

Jacques Pellarin productions 2015

Filmmaker & Editor Lucas Pellarin /

About Jacques Pellarin
Born in 1962 in Chambéry, he begins his musical studies to the academy (regional education authority) of accordion of Chambéry (Mr Ricchi). And for him everything is very fast linked...

- First prize of the international competition APH of Paris in 1981
- Class of accordion of the Music college of the Didactic Center of Geneva (Fernand Lacroix)
- First prize of the category concert performer of the international competition of Frankfurt in 1983
- Studies to the superior academy of Bratislava (Slovakia) thanks to a musical stock exchange of the Ministry of external relations, in the class of the concert performer Raymond Kakoni.
- Studies of harmony in the class of Pierre Nageotte (academy of Chambery).

In 1987, he obtains the diploma of professor's state of accordion for music schools or academies.

Hip-Hop/Reggae Music Group BIMB Family Creates New Sub-Genre "Dub 2.0"

From the depths of Brooklyn New York comes a new musical act that's ready to change your perspective of music. BIMB Family is a music group that fuses Hip-Hop and Reggae music to form it's own, new sub genre they appropriately call "Dub 2.0". With a mixture of heavy bass and thought-provoking rhymes, BIMB Family is looking to step into the music industry with a solid footprint.

The group is comprised of rappers Michael K. Success, C-Tons, Dot Henny and Dansample along with producer Selectah Zaragu. Each bring their own flavor of sound to their "Dub 2.0". With over 20 years of creating music they now have honed their collective talents to release a new single, the self-reflective "Steppin' On My Coat". The record combines meaningful lyrics with big bass lines to a pensive rapper, spilling his distraught of how he could've changed for the better.

In addition to "Steppin' On My Coat", BIMB Family is also working on their new single "Grinding On Dirt" that will be released by spring. With more singles yet to be released later in the year, the current tracks that are being released will set the tone for their upcoming album, which will be released later this year.

Breaking into the music industry can be challenging, but BIMB Family is more than ready to overcome adversity with their own brand of creativity and produce an entirely new sound. Their tenacity is their fuel to their sub-genre "Dub 2.0" and it's movement that will surely cause a ruckus within the music community.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hypeddit Launches Radical New Tool To Get Music Artists Loads Of New Real Fans

Officially launched today, Hypeddit ( is a unique and innovative "Follow-to-Download" and "Comment-to-Download" fan acquisition application for SoundCloud® - the first of its kind. It provides music artists with a radically new tool to build long-term success for their music through active growth of their fan base and fan engagement. Listeners simply pay for music downloads with social currency including SoundCloud Follows, Comments, and Track Likes. With a popular song, any artist can quickly gain thousands of new, real and engaged SoundCloud followers with hundreds of comments and track likes.

Hypeddit ads tremendous value to all musical genres and has seen particularly rapid adoption by EDM producers around the globe, including Beatport Top 10 artists releasing on labels such as Spinnin Records, Toolroom, Defected, Ministry of Sound, Strictly Rhythm, Skint, CR2 and many more.

And the best thing: Hypeddit is for free to get started!

"Why isn't there are a better way for artists to build long-term success on SoundCloud?" said Brooklyn-based John Gold, founder of Hypeddit, about the launch. "I have asked myself that question when I started promoting my own music online. I think it's time to disrupt the tools we use to promote our music and DJ sets. That is exactly why I am extremely excited to launch Hypeddit - a fan growth engine for SoundCloud artists and a fantastic free music discovery platform for music fans and DJs! Funny enough: we only developed our slogan "Rocket Fuel for Your SoundCloud® Profile" when we saw how unbelievably successful our tool worked for our initial users who quickly gained thousands of engaged fans with their music."

Hypeddit takes a unique spot in the music marketing landscape:

* To increase their public stats many artists have tried adding fake fans and listens to their SoundCloud profiles but now recognize that this is a complete waste of time and money: there is zero long-term benefit because fake fans will never listen to, share, buy their music, or go to their shows.

* Facebook's popular 'Like-to-Download' function has been disabled to force account holders into paid promotions for their Facebook fan pages. Also, the value of a Facebook fan to a music artist has almost decreased to zero since Facebook does not push new posts to all of an artist's Facebook fans unless the artist pays even more to promote each new post.

* Hypeddit, on the other hand, is completely free to get started. And is helps artists to grow a fan base on SoundCloud, the most valuable platform for music artists due to an entirely music focused audience and a 100% distribution rate of new tracks or mixes by an artist to all of his or her followers.

* Hypeddit also helps to spread its artists' music by giving all listeners the tools to share sounds on various social networks. And the most successful sounds make it into the Hypeddit Top 100 Free Download Charts for another boost in exposure!

ABOUT HYPEDDIT.COM: is a fan acquisition platform for music artists on SoundCloud. Founded in 2014 by Brooklyn, New York-based BeatCanteen LLC, provides music artists with innovative tools and techniques to promote their music and artist profiles for long-term success, and music fans and DJs with a free music discovery platform.

New CD 'Doug McCurry & The Verticals' Due Out February 3rd

Alternative Pop-Rock musician Doug McCurry will release a new CD on February 3, 2015, entitled 'Doug McCurry & The Verticals'. The album is the first from McCurry since the 2012 release 'Romance Like It Was', and will be released on the 5-16 Records label.

'Doug McCurry & The Verticals' introduces The Verticals, long-time friends William Earl (Big Brick Building) on drums and Greg Gilbert (Swivel) on bass. All 10 songs are originals penned by McCurry, with the exception of 'Knocked Me Down' which was co-written with Gilbert.

'The Verticals are a funky bunch, and as a result you can definitely hear some R&B influences', McCurry says of the new release. 'This album has more of a live feel to it than the last one.'

Several guest artists assisted in the project including The Midwood Horns (Marcus Harmon on saxophone, Phil Howe on trumpet), Lisa Spring on violin, Toni Naples on accordion, and Donna Duncan on vocals.