Nashville, TN (January 28, 2015) - AirPlay Direct's continued expansion and explosive growth has set a new industry standard. AirPlay Direct's artist / record label membership has now swelled to over 39,000 globally! And as announced recently, AirPlay Direct's global radio station membership now exceeds over 9,300 stations around the world!
The rapid growth of APD's artist / record label membership over the past three years has been driven by the incredible music our members are creating and making available to radio globally.
This also includes the strong professional support we have received from independent radio promoters, PR firms, management companies and organizations such as the Folk Alliance and the IBMA.
AirPlay Direct is proud of the fact that we deliver more Folk, Bluegrass, Americana, Blues and Roots Music to radio stations globally than any other company on the planet. This is truly a testament to all of our fantastic members.
"The APD Executive team is very thankful for the continued support and belief our members have in AirPlay Direct. APD's Global Radio Indicator Charts clearly indicate the success our members are enjoying at radio around the world." Robert Weingartz, Chairman & Creator - AirPlay Direct
AirPlay Direct is an artist marketing, promotion, and education platform that delivers premium digital services and is the leading secure digital file transfer system for the music industry. We are a centralized, professional eco-system that connects artists, labels, radio stations, as well as equipment and services. All of our subscribers are qualified music industry participants. We have a national and international reach of 9,300+ radio station members in 90+ countries with over 39,000 artist / label members. We give direct access to the primary target market of artists, musicians, labels, and radio stations of all musical genres. www.AirPlayDirect.com
For more information contact Lynda Weingartz at lynda@AirPlayDirect.com
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
D'Chrome Foster is an artist who recognizes and respects a woman's power and her creative freedom to express herself without bounds. This week, he has released the official video for his single JANUARY and launched #LoveMyBounce, a campaign to empower women everywhere: www.LoveMyBounce.com
Following up his success with his videos for CYANIDE and MANHOOD, D'Chrome Foster continues to be a force for positive energy, delivering a song and video that aims to spark debate and inspire new thought. Directed by Mark Cirnigliaro, the JANUARY music video is about doing what you want with your body and features women from all walks of life who truly show what it means to be free.
"I wanted to juxtapose something sensual with something specific and conscious," says D'Chrome Foster. "The #LoveMyBounce movement is about standing up against male gaze. Doing what feels right to you as an individual is the first step towards empowerment, morality and self-respect."
Furthering the message, D'Chrome Foster is introducing the #LoveMyBounce contest on www.LoveMyBounce.com, asking listeners to show the world their bounce for a chance to win a trip to his album release party in New York City this spring. To enter the contest, fans should submit a video or post of themselves loving their bounce to D'Chrome Foster's track JANUARY, share it on Twitter, Instagram or Vine tagged with @dchromefoster and hashtag #LoveMyBounce and #JANUARY.
Gender inequality pervades all areas of our society, including, and especially, in the area of sexual expression and relationships. D'Chrome Foster and STK MKT Entertainment are dedicated to supporting a woman's control over her own body, without stigmatization or oppression. "I don't have the inclination to make music that relies on stereotypes, tropes; I make music to spark debate and inspire new thought!" says Foster.
ABOUT D'CHROME FOSTER:
D'Chrome Foster Is A Brooklyn-Bred Hip Hop Artist Who Fights To Be A Force For Positive Energy. As the son of Caribbean parents D'Chrome Foster was immersed in music at an early age. Growing up in his Flatbush, Brooklyn home, he was surrounded by the soulful sounds from 8 tracks and LP's from every genre of music. This rich sonic environment lead to him writing his first song at the age of three. Perfecting his craft through his teenage years, he decided to start recording his catalog of songs when he was nineteen.
D'Chrome Foster strives to be a force for positive energy, using his music as his weapon. In August of 2014 D'Chrome released his single, MANHOOD, a track that showcases the struggles between a man and his woman. Following the release of MANHOOD, D'Chrome released CYANIDE in Dec of 2014. Both tracks and their accompanying videos tell varied and compelling stories of today's social issues.
2015 has started out for D'Chrome just as quickly as 2014 ended. He doesn't plan to slow down anytime soon.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Nashville, TN, USA January 2015 - Nashville's electronic music power duo mark the seventh month of their "Year of the Groove" with their funky and smooth original song "Glitter & Bliss". Staying true to their commitment to put out one new music release a month for an entire year, Worldwide Groove Corporation are keeping their January musical release chilled out and cool. But don't let the glamorous title fool you. While this track serves up a lovely sonic blend of funky bass paired with wah wah guitar and a clear and effortless sounding vocal performance, those who peruse the lyrics will discover a deeper and darker message beneath the surface.
"I decided to write a lyric that was about something that you submit yourself to willingly at first, and then it gets ahold of you and eventually destroys you," says Ellen Tift, songwriter and vocalist for Worldwide Groove Corporation. "Although at first it may seem that Glitter & Bliss is about an unhealthy romantic entanglement, it's actually fundamentally about worshiping something you're not meant to worship. It's about addiction, or false idols and counterfeit gods, or about becoming enslaved to the pursuit of empty things. It speaks to an abuser or predator. It's written to the Enemy." While the deep spiritual lyrics might be intriguing to some, to many others, the true message of the song may be entirely overlooked in light of the head nodding mid-tempo groove and elegant soundscape of the track. "I wrote this song in such a way that if someone wanted to just put it on as background music, they might only register the phrase "Glitter and Bliss" and never really think about any of the other lyrics. I take no offense if someone chooses to just let this track mindlessly set the tone for their evening," says Tift.
This song isn't the only one of its kind in WGC's repertoire. The disparity between vibey musical beds and dystopian lyrics is becoming more common in their tracks. "Come to Me", one of the two singles they released in July 2014, the first month of their Year of the Groove, spoke of a desperate longing for a connection with the divine alongside emotional strings with a dark electronic substructure. And their September release "The Legend of the Fall" partnered a dubstep bassline with a brooding metaphorical lyric depicting the fall of mankind at the hands of lunatics controlled by corporate greed. And yet in contrast, many of their other Year of the Groove releases swing to the other end of the spectrum with their straight up sexy monogamy song "Kiss Me Slow" from August, and their quirky and fun electropop song "Supermodel Astronaut", featured on Huffington Post in October. And their new original Christmas song "When the Holiday Brings You Home" from December 2014 was sweetly sentimental.
"One of the great things about doing a series of monthly releases is that we are able to put out songs that may not be entirely cohesive with one another, as they would need to be for them to go on an album together," says Kurt Goebel, programmer and producer for Worldwide Groove Corporation. "This has allowed us to branch out and push the envelope, which is always invigorating in a creative context."
In addition to putting out their songs in their original form, plus as instrumental only tracks, and occasionally as karaoke tracks, Worldwide Groove Corporation have also released individual stems of several of their original songs for producers and hobbyists to download and remix. The Year of the Groove is slated to continue through June 2015, at the end of which WGC hope to put many of the songs together as a release on vinyl. Those who wish to stay informed about Worldwide Groove Corporation's future releases can join the mailing list. Mailing list members often have access to exclusive free downloads and can also obtain the basic song stems free of charge in mp3 format. WGC also maintain a blog, often sharing the stories behind their songs. Find out more at http://www.worldwidegroovecorp.com.
ABOUT WGC: Worldwide Groove Corporation are Kurt Goebel and Ellen Tift, specializing in electronic pop and downtempo chillout music production, string arranging, and remixes. Their music has been featured on national television shows, in independent films, and used in major brand advertising campaigns in the U.S. and Europe.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Justin Hunter's latest album, KEYISM was inspired by his hometown of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, and the current EDM trend that focuses on melody and beats.
KEYISM was written and produced with Hip-Hop/Beats Producer Tomasz Churak of Thundamentals / The Silent Titan.
K E Y I S M
Featured on the album is the single T.H.R.O.N.E.S. for which a music video was released. This was the first official single off KEYISM, which fused a melodic piano base, with modern electronic music.
T.H.R.O.N.E.S. received airplay on Triple J, Triple R and PBS
Since completing the final touches on KEYISM, Justin has been busy writing with rapper and producer Allday, for his new album and finishing off his new EP.
Justin has been living in Melbourne, hanging with rappers such as 360 at The Base Recording Studios and has spent time collaborating with DJ's Kid Kenobi and Alex Preston.
> KEYISM on Itunes here - https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/keyism/id947326688
> KEYISM on Spotify here - https://play.spotify.com/album/7EIqRbkwHcXRZnYMewJ1EG
> T.H.R.O.N.E.S. on Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/source-music-catalogue/t-h-r-o-n-e-s-justin-hunter
>T.H.R.O.N.E.S. on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3VzGS2krpw
>FACEBOOK - www.facebook.com/justinhuntermusic
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Sunday, February 1, 2015
California based singer / songwriter Ann Kelly and her indie label October Daze Records announce the January 27th release to radio and retail of her newest recording 'Promises' comprised of six tracks. Exploring personal yet universal themes of love, lust, fair weather friendships and broken promises, this distinctly original collection of songs really delivers, starting with the first single 'These Are The Good Times', which features a funky groove and a seductively playful vocal delivery.
The other five original songs are 'Bluest Blue', 'Move On Over', I'm Your Friend', 'Promises', and 'If You Only Knew Me'.
The recording was produced by two-time Emmy Award winning composer / keyboardist Mark Ross and features a stellar supporting group of Los Angeles session notables, including Tim Pierce on guitars, Lee Thornburg on trumpet, Brandon Fields on saxophone, Nick Lane on trombone, with Janis Liebhart and Lynn Fanelli on backing vocals.
Stylistically rooted in pop with blues and retro R&B influences, 'Promises' builds on the sultry and deeply emotional sound of Kelly's 2012 debut CD 'Petals and Thorns'. Her look embodies the classic film noir of Rita Hayworth and Lauren Bacall. "With Kelly's sensuous and often fearlessly emotive vocals setting the tone, 'Promises' is mood music for grown-ups: urbane, sexy, and expertly made," wrote music critic Russ Buchanan in Examiner.com
The first full length video from the album for the song "These Are The Good Times" is now featured at the singers website www.annkellymusic.com. More videos are expected to be added throughout the year.
The CD 'Promises' will be distributed to the Triple A format of Broadcast, Satellite, and Internet radio by David Bean's Artist Airplay Advocates in Monterey, CA. www.BeanBag1.com/AAA.html
N.S.U.C. Entertainment Group/E One Distribution Signs DYMG Entertainment Wunderkind DJ Young Music To Music/Film Deal
Eighteen year old wunderkind DJ Young Music is picking up 2015 where he left 2014 – on unadulterated fire. In early December (2014), the triple threat deejay/producer/songwriter firmed up a full development deal with N.S.U.C. Entertainment Group distributed by E One Distribution that enabled him full development rights to release his label’s projects which will include music, films and soundtracks worldwide. The demand for his scorching hot single, “Right Here” (featuring Frank Benz and Da Rai), has forced a release date of January 27th, as radio stations are moving rapidly to place it in rotation. The single is slated for a worldwide release, by DYMG Entertainment. The track is available now for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Music.
In December 2014, he released a mixtape, Something For The Streets Volume 2, featuring an array of national artists that introduced “Right Here.” Given the single’s impact on the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) areas, the track was reviewed and highlighted on www.allhiphop.com and subsequently placed on over 70 websites within a week. Since its release, the popular mixtape has amassed upwards of 190k views, 46k plays and 10,000 downloads on a worldwide major mixtape platform that regularly services the hottest mixtapes in the universe.
The single and forthcoming album (untitled) is a priority project for N.S.U.C. Entertainment and E One Distribution. The overall potential that exists with DJ Young Music is rare, partly because of his success at such a young age and his visionary talents.
While he fancies himself as “the next Diddy” for his ability to cultivate talent, music and lifestyle, entrepreneur with his own independent label, DJ Young Music is as grounded as teenagers come. His philanthropic efforts to develop talent have already begun with frequent visits to schools and won’t end soon, as he’s set to participate in the nationally recognized Should Could Dream Tour sponsored by REVOLT TV, and in his hometown, co-sponsored by WPGC Radio.
“His discipline and knowledge of the business at such an early age and how he could make a difference developing new artists, was what intrigued us,” said industry veteran and N.S.C.U. President Ed Strickland. “This is a development deal that will lend full support of the E One sales marketing team backing his platform.”
At 12 years old, DJ Young Music decided he wanted to be a producer/DJ and emptied his piggy bank to purchase Technics SL-1200 turntables. By the time he was 16, the fearless pubescent DJ was touring with Grammy Award nominee, Ginuwine, and to date is his official tour DJ; a platform that helped prepare him for a tour with R&B trio TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank).
“At the end of the day, my whole thing is to take what I build and give back,” he said. “I want to help other kids who have talent and help them achieve their dreams.”
DJ Young Music’s parents have played an active role in his life and his 4.0 GPA is a testament to their dedication. Even as he prepares to align himself with Diddy during his second appearance on REVOLT TV again this year, he knows he’ll have to make first period in school once the party is over.
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