Saturday, April 25, 2015 Adds Support For ThingLink Interactive Images And Videos

ThingLink is pleased to announce that its interactive images and videos are now supported on When users paste a ThingLink URL into the WP editor, automatically converts the link into an interactive media unit. ThingLink is also supported for users.

ThingLink empowers bloggers to create more engaging posts by adding an additional interactive layer to photos and videos. When a reader moves their mouse over image or video content, they can explore links with additional information, listen to songs, watch videos, or answer polls.

"We're delighted that millions of users and publishers can now tell richer, more engaging stories using ThingLink interactive media," says ThingLink founder and CEO Ulla Engeström.

Supporting interactive images and video add value to WordPress bloggers:

Engagement: ThingLink multiplies the time spent on posts and allow readers explore content from all over the web without leaving the blog.

Better user experience: Interactive elements delight readers with additional details. A catalog image, a map or a music video can now have embedded links, close-ups, notes, and related web content accessible right from the visuals.

Increased conversion through visual media: ThingLink drives commerce and conversion. Sellers on eBay, Amazon, Etsy, and Shopify can drive sales through interactive image collages, catalogs and shoppable videos.

About ThingLink
ThingLink brings a new dimension to visual media by enabling digital content creators to enrich and share images and videos with rich media links. 1.7 million publishers, brands, bloggers, and educators in 190 countries use ThingLink to drive engagement, reach, and conversion through visual media. For more information visit

KEXP Radio At OFF Festival 2015

Who cares if we’re at opposite ends of the earth, as long as we’re connected through music? KEXP Radio and the OFF Festival Katowice are launching a collaborative project.

The city of Seattle, in Washington state, is at the heart of alternative music. Not just because it’s home to the legendary Sub Pop Records, long-time friends of the OFF Festival, but also thanks to KEXP, a local radio station with a worldwide audience. While the internet is certainly an important factor in their global reach (KEXP pioneered online radio and remains miles ahead of other music stations), the Seattle broadcaster has also stayed true to its mission to find and promote new and interesting sounds. KEXP has helped usher many new bands onto the American scene: the recent influx of new Icelandic music is just one example.

The OFF Festival shares the same mission: to discover and showcase interesting music, with no regard for its home country or genre. That has been the festival’s modus operandi since its inception, and for our faithful audiences, it’s been a promise of the highest quality and a great adventure.

We have so much in common that the partnership between the OFF Festival and KEXP was a natural step forward for both sides. This August, at the 10th anniversary edition of the festival, for the first time ever, we will be hosting the KEXP crew as they come to Katowice to cover the event for listeners around the world and to record their famous live sessions, which will also include performances by Polish artists.

“KEXP is thrilled to partner with the OFF festival in 2015, a beautifully curated festival featuring some of the best Polish bands alongside legends like Patti Smith and Ride, and newer projects like Run the Jewels. KEXP exists to help people discover the greatest music being made. We look forward to sharing some of the amazing artists from Poland and beyond with the KEXP audience worldwide,” says KEXP program director Kevin Cole.

“It’s a great privilege to be the second European music festival, after Iceland Airways, to partner with KEXP, and it confirms my belief that we’ve been heading in the right direction for the past ten years. It’s great to continue down that road in such excellent company. But KEXP’s presence at the OFF Festival is also an enormous opportunity for Polish artists, who will have a chance to reach out from Katowice to audiences all over the world,” adds OFF Festival program director Artur Rojek.

Passes, Festival Village camping spot – OFF Shop / SEE Tickets passes, packages with camping spot and hotels – Festicket

About OFF Festival:
A truly unique boutique music festival, OFF Festival takes place annually in August in ‘Three Lake Valley’, Katowice – a beautiful green oasis in the heart of industrial Silesia. OFF Festival is a way of life, one that flies in the face of current trends and stays true to itself, and the ethos of organiser Artur Rojek is firmly aimed at supporting art and music with the festival bringing many acts to Poland for the first time.

Growing in prominence year on year with this years event promising one of the strongest line-ups to date in line with Rojek’s forward-thinking, eclectic music policy. From the greatest alternative music stars from around the world to showcasing artists form the increasingly strong Polish scene, OFF has inspiring music in abundance.

Over the years, OFF has amassed its own demanding yet appreciative audience who come to witness Artur Rojek’s musical vision come to fruition. Having gained and a well deserved reputation in Poland and abroad, it’s not without reason that it has been said and written that OFF is the best alternative festival in this part of Europe and the only place east of Berlin where one can catch a glimpse of the boldest and eclectic acts on stages worldwide.

As well as music, OFF features a number of accompanying events: film, art, performance and poetry. It’s also an event which keeps the environment in mind – all food and drinks come in environmentally-friendly packaging and there is a big emphasis on recycling. It’s a completely safe place, an event where diverse tastes and appearances are welcomed and where everyone is the same because everyone is different.

Dayna Kurtz On Sirius/XM's Kick Out The Jams This Sunday

M.C. Records recording artist Dayna Kurtz will be interviewed this Sunday by acclaimed Rock Journalist Dave Marsh. The show will air this Sunday, April 19 on Sirius/XM channel, The Spectrum at 10AM Eastern Time.

Genre busting New Orleans singer/songwriter Dayna just released "Rise and Fall" her first set of originals in four years. On the the program Dayna performs songs from the recording and talks to Dave about her new songs and life on the road.

Check out Dayna performing the lead track,
"It's How You Hold Me"

"Rich as the darkest Godiva chocolate, the voice gets into your bones until you can barely sleep at night and can’t get through the day without it." – Paste

Rise and Fall's soul-baring songcraft and impassioned performances are the product of an extended period during which the artist experienced a series of major life changes. "These songs are the product of the last few years of my life, which were pretty heavy," Kurtz notes. "My father died. My marriage ended. I moved from Brooklyn to New Orleans. I had a couple years of wild oat-sowing, and then I found a grand new love. There's been a lot to think about and a lot to write about, and all of that is in these songs."
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Conceptz Love Jones Video World Premiere!

The long awaited video for the hit single "Love Jones" by Concept featuring MelodiQ made its world premiere on VEVO at Midnight EST. Conceptz an Emerging Super Star Duo from Orange County, NY has burst on the scene as one of the hottest Emerging Artist in the industry. Teamed with their Management Company, Hydra Management, they have been able to establish their brand not only in the United States but Worldwide!

In the past 6 months they have travelled extensively including performances at SOB's and Webster Hall in NY, as well as the Caribbean Edge in London, England which also featured an appearance at the hottest club in London, Club 49.

Conceptz has been promoting their single "Love Jones" which features R&B singer MelodiQ of Melo Dream Entertainment. Love Jones reached #17 on the Billboard charts and has created a buzz in the industry that no one expected. Riding a nationwide Radio Campaign, which saw the track in rotation on over two dozen FM radio stations worldwide, Satellite Radio and over 100 Internet Radio Stations, Conceptz recently travelled to Los Angeles, California to shoot the video for Love Jones.

The "Love Jones" video represents the first time the duo conceptualized their own video which was directed by Christian Strickland who has made a name for himself directing videos for many established artists in the industry including AG, Young Jeezy, Waka Flocka, Gorilla Zoe and many others.

With the Love Jones track being fresh off the Billboard Charts, the video is much anticipated. Conceptz has experienced incredible success with their three previous videos, Say What's Real, Before Rap and most recently "The Purest One" which received over 500,000 views worldwide and was featured on World Star, Vevo, MTV.Com, VladTV, iTuneyouin and reached Platinum status on Trilla TV in just 3 weeks!

Conceptz continues to travel and promote their music and brand with upcoming shows in NY, Atlanta, Dubai, San Diego and Austin, TX.

The video premiered exclusively on Vevo on April 14th and will also be featured on Bongo Boy TV, Video City TV and Trilla TV. Inquiries have already come in from MTV, VH1, N'spire, Centric, Fuse and Revolt. No doubt this video will be all over Network Television and the Internet in a very short period of time.

Look for a new single release from Conceptz to hit the charts this summer as they have just recently finished recording their newest hit "Funky 5". The video is scheduled for production in May 2015 and will be shot in New York City.

For more info, interviews, performances or appearances
Contact: LeRoy C. Brown, Jr.
Hydra Management Services, LLC
914 443 1265

ArtistMax: An All-In-One Help Kit For Artists at All Levels

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and John Legend didn't happen for no reason. Despite their natural born musical talents, there are armies of professionals behind these artists helping them to make their dreams come true.

You know you are born as a singer/songwriter/musician. But you also know that you can be much more established than you already are. You have the ideas that could inspire your crowd, yet you need some professional help with optimizing and presenting those ideas.

What is it like to work with the world-class vocal coaches, the award-winning producers, and the celebrity image consultants? ArtistMax provides you an exceptional opportunity to meet these behind-the-scenes heroes and to learn from them about songwriting, music production, stage presentation and much more.

ArtistMax is a three-day artist development session which takes place on June 12-14 at the world-famous Village Studios in West Los Angeles. The GRAMMY®-winning engineer, producer and author Ken Caillat and other world-class coaches will provide the tools and the insights to help artists like you to take one step forward and to develop as professional musicians. From vocal trainings, songwriting, producing to finding the right manager, presenting yourself on the stage, talking to your audience... ArtistMax is an all-in-one help kit for artists at all levels.

If you need any further assistance on certain subject, ArtistMax also offers individual breakout sessions, which allow the instructors to go more in-depth on focusing topics, and one-on-one programs that concentrating on vocal lessons, personalized image consulting, songwriting assistance, publishing essentials and arrangement assistance.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

ZMR Awards Attracts Diverse Musicianship To New Orleans This May

The New Orleans-based Zone Music Reporter will stage the 11th Annual ZMR Music Awards at the Joy Theater on Saturday, May 9th. The evening's highlight will be honoring Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Peter Kater. Multiple award-winning and chart-topping artists will be on-hand to present awards to their peers, including Al Conti, Joseph Akins, Darlene Koldenhoven, and Paul Avgerinos.

New Orleans -- Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) has announced Peter Kater as its Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, along with an impressive lineup of presenters for its 11th Annual ZMR Music Awards, a concert and awards event at The Joy Theater in New Orleans, on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8 pm.

The event is open to the public, welcoming music lovers from across the globe, as well as local residents who may prefer quieter music than that of the city's famous Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest events. The resonant voice of KTEP-FM's Jamey Osborne, the host of the Audiosyncracy podcast and radio show, will be the master of ceremonies for the night, which will include hours of live performances by myriad ZMR and GRAMMY® award-winning artists. See the original event announcement and images at

ZMR ( is a New Orleans-based service company that reports music airplay and publishes monthly charts covering New Age, World, Ambient, Electronic, Solo Piano, Relaxation, Instrumental and many other genres of music. In an unprecedented announcement, ZMR owners Daryl Portier and Ben Dugas revealed the recipient of its most esteemed award of the year, Peter Kater, who will be honored with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally, this year's guest presenters are popular and renowned award-winning artists representing a range of music genres, including Joseph Akins (A Southern Pianist), Darlene Koldenhoven (Tranquil Times), Paul Avgerinos (Bhakti), Al Conti (The Blue Rose). Two highly-respected music writers, Bill Binkelman and RJ Lannan, will join in presenting some of the awards.

Kater, who will attend the ceremonies, commented, "I'm very honored to receive this award from ZMR. ZMR provides a valuable platform for creative instrumentalists to be heard, acknowledged and inspired by their peers, the media and the national & international music community."

Kater's "angelic" vocalist and business partner, Trisha Bowden of Mysterium Music added, "Peter was speechless when I first told him. He then said he felt deeply moved by this honor. He never, ever thought he would be considered for a Lifetime Achievement Award. He has flown under the radar for so long....but he is overjoyed that ZMR has recognized his dedication to decades of following his musical muse."

Peter Kater is a multi-platinum selling Pianist/Composer and a leading innovator of contemporary instrumental music for over 3 decades. He's received many awards and accolades for his rich and diverse music including 10 GRAMMY® Award nominations. A prolific composer, he's released over 60 critically-acclaimed recordings and has scored the music for over 100 television and film productions including 11 On- & Off-Broadway dramatic plays. From solo piano and contemporary jazz ensembles to full orchestral works, his music is heard all over the world, crossing many genres from the Olympics, the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall to the treatment rooms of hundreds of thousands of massage and healing practitioners. He is known for his many groundbreaking collaborations with musicians such as Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, Tibetan flutist Nawang Khechog, Sting guitarist Dominic Miller and Sacred Chantress Snatam Kaur.

Also, as an avid environmentalist and humanitarian, Peter is a proud recipient of the Environment Leadership Award from the United Nations.

Nominations for the genre-specific awards were announced on Sunday February 15th, and voting for category finalists opened on Monday, February 23rd. The ZMR Music Awards are a hugely popular event amongst music industry professionals. A great many recording artists, performers, radio promoters, producers and a slew of industry executives travel from all corners of the globe to attend the weekend-long celebration, which has joined with InterContinental New Orleans as its official hotel partner this year. The 2014 event was an overwhelming success, turning into a four-day triumph, and this year promises to be bigger and brighter than ever, with multiple networking and social events rounding out the weekend.

For over a decade, Zone Music Reporter has been establishing itself as the premier resource for the best in New Age, World, Electronic/Ambient and Instrumental music. New Orleans' Joy Theater has become the spiritual home of the yearly ZMR Music Awards. Winners will be announced live in New Orleans on May 9th, 2015; the awards are interspersed with live concert performances, beginning at 7:00pm. There are thirteen categories voted on by Radio Programmers and DJs this year, including Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Piano Solo, Best Acoustic, Best Ambient, Best Chill/Groove Album, Best World Album, and many more. For a complete list of categories and nominees, go to

Portier says it's an exciting time for both the ZMR team and the music community as a whole, adding, "Out of the hundreds of recordings released each year, very few get recognized and some will never be. We set out to change that by dedicating an entire weekend to the industry and to give these artists the recognition they so rightfully deserve. Many artists meet their fellow musicians for the first time, spontaneous collaborations occur, there's a great sense of satisfaction in knowing your art has worth and meaning to the masses. In addition, you get to see one hell of a concert."

A sampling of performances from recent ZMR Award Shows can be viewed on YouTube:

For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Daryl Portier or Ben Dugas at, 504-237-6368 (Daryl), 504-237-6367 (Ben), or email zonemusicreporter(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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Darlene Koldenhoven –
Paul Avgerinos –
Al Conti –

About ZMR:
Zone Music Reporter, formerly New Age Reporter, is the Industry Source for radio airplay reports for a myriad of different musical styles. ZMR tracks radio airplay of both terrestrial and internet broadcast radio stations reporting their airplay from around the world. The site features a weekly broadcaster playlists, monthly airplay charts, album reviews, and annual awards as voted upon by the international programmers. ZMR is the premier Record Charting site for radio airplay reports in the New Age, World, Solo Piano, Acoustic Instrumental, Ambient, Celtic, Chill, Contemporary Instrumental, Electronic, Folk, Jazz, Meditative/Healing, Neo-Classical, Native American, Relaxation, and Instrumental genres.

The Importance Of Brand Development

During a interview JD encourages artists by saying " Remember that unjust criticism is often a disguised compliment. Do the very best you can. " while describing his desired privacy.

JEFF DANIELS aka JD PRO BRANDING has placed content and maintains a working relationship with top media outlets such as: TMZ, Radar Online, HipHopdx, MTV, Perez Hilton, Celebuzz, fvst cash media, XXL Magazine, USA Today, SOHH, Hollywood Life, Rolling Stone Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Huffington Post, US Weekly, Wet Paint, Page Six (New York Post), E! News, Billboard, ESPN, OMG from Yahoo!, Power 106, AOL’s Spinner, The DailyMail (UK), AOL Blackvoices, 2DopeBoyz, Fox News, Concrete Loop, VH1, BallerStatus, (Australia), Ace Showbiz, WorldStarHipHop, Playboy Magazine, Yahoo! News, DJ Booth, Hip-Hop Weekly, TheStir, …and many, many more, After an illustrious Marketing Career creating campaigns for major Domestic and Foreign Brands which include Pepsico and IBM. He has created opportunities for MaJor Recording Artists including Big Sean, Chief Keef, Kanye West, Rick ROSS, RAY J, Young Thug, Kid Kid, and many others. His talents cannot be measured. working with Warner Music Group and EMI He has gained enough notoriety to continue his work on an Independent level. Known by multiple Aliases, one thing is for sure scoutshonor45 JD PRO or even "Jorge Fernandez" a stage name He once used as a performer on the guitar, keyboard and vocals in the progressive rock band "BUSQUEDA" He will continue to guide artists and create stars for us to enjoy! one of his famous quotes has been used and reused after being originally published in TIMES magazine in the early 90s has been used by celebrities like Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington. " hard work will help you build a foundation for success, but only imagination and a determined mind can live out DREAMS"

1Undread Invade Your Ears With New Self-titled "1UNDREAD" ALBUM

Forget drinking tea and dunking biscuits in front of a roasting fire, summer is in sight, grab your best headphones and bump Leeds/Bermuda-based duo 1Undread's new self-titled ALBUM.

1Undread is Brian and Nic Swan. The two met at a Leeds Drum and Bass club in 1997 and have been making sweet music ever since (and also got hitched!). Collectively the pair infuses lush vocals with live instrumentation, which together assists in the production of a distinctive alternative soundscape.

The 1Undread EP combines classically deep bass orientated intensity with a blend of jazz and blues vibes for an enjoyable trippy sound that boasts genuine diversity and authenticity.

More info on the ALBUM
Starring 10 new-tracks, with music and production by M. Brian Swan and vocals /coproduction by Nic Swan. There is a 90's flavour that's fused with a contemporary and futuristic atmosphere.

After several Years of releasing Trip-Hop and Dubstep tracks on a number of independent lables (including Permanent Damage and Broken Trax) 1undread have decided to go back to their roots in Drum n Bass.

All tracks on the forthcoming ALUBM are previously unheard and range from the Dark post Dubstep sound found on "Space Madness" to the down tempo Trip hop of "When Beauty's Real". Meanwhile the main focus is Drum and Bass with Jungle influenced "Murdurah Tune" and the Grime infused "Dangerous Tune". Collectively the songs ask the listener to look inward, recall the past and strive forward.

Preview of the forthcoming new album from 1UnDread self titled 1undread
7 tracks out 10 of the album tracks

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Piece Of The Rack: Eventide H3000 Factory Plug-In $150 Off

Eventide announced an update of its H3000 Factory plug-in for AAX, VST, and AU that delivers improved performance and has been re-factored to better emulate the DSP processing of the classic rack-mount hardware. H3000 Factory is a re-creation of several algorithms from the venerable H3000 that combine pitch, delay, modulation, and filtering in a modular interface. And, for the month of April, it’s available at a deep discount.

“The H3000 Factory plug-in now sounds closer to the original than ever before.” said Ray Maxwell, VP of Sales and Marketing. “There has never been a better time to get a piece of this legendary processor for your DAW.”

This plug-in offers unrivaled creative possibilities by virtue of a stunning combination of unique Harmonizer effects in a re-imagined UI that allows the user to patch together any combination of 18 effects, including the H3000 Function Generator with 19 waveshapes, in endless permutations. The resulting sounds must be heard to be believed.

“There’s such a specific sound that nothing else sounds like,” said Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Black Sabbath, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson, Metallica, Linkin Park, Weezer), “I use the plug-in very much like I use the H3000 (hardware), but I tweak a lot more with the plug-in than I ever did with the hardware. It’s as easy as using a preset at this point - which is awesome. I’m a fan.”

H3000 Factory features over 500 presets including over 100 Artist presets from Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails), Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Colin Newman (Wire), Damian Taylor (Bjork), Dave Darlington (Bass Hit Studios), Kerry Leva (EDM Producer), Richard Devine (Sound Designer), and Scott Martin Gershin (Soundeluxe). It also includes over 100 original presets from the original H3000 rack processor.

Go to to see and hear what this modular idea creation laboratory can do.

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

ArtistMax To Present Three-Day Artist Development Sessions At LA's Legendary Village Studios

ArtistMax is pleased to announce a special three-day weekend artist development session, to take place June 12-14, 2015 at the world-famous Village Studios in West Los Angeles. Presented by GRAMMY®--winning engineer, producer and author Ken Caillat, (Fleetwood Mac), Sleeping Giant Entertainment and ArtistMax, this intensive development session will provide talented, aspiring artists with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals necessary from the pros for a successful career as recording artist, performer and entertainer in today’s music industry.

Intended as a next step from songwriting and performance schools, ArtistMax offers a real life chance to train with the top music professionals behind the GRAMMY-winning artists of today – top engineers and producers, vocal coaches, image consultants, makeup artists and managers to the stars – at a legendary studio where hundreds of multi-platinum albums were created.

"Many new and up-and-coming artists, songwriters and entertainers don’t know where to go to get professional training and advice to prepare them for today’s competitive entertainment industry," says Ken Caillat. "ArtistMax was created to give these future stars the insight and tools necessary to lead them on the path to success and help them to avoid the proverbial school of hard knocks."

Colbie Caillat adds, "If Artist Max was available when I started performing, it would have made things so much easier for me and the growth of my career. Things like finding the right manager, researching producers and mixers, working with a stage coach, figuring out how to dress and present myself in a way I felt comfortable while standing out and looking like an artist, knowing the equipment I like to use on stage and using in-ear molds and learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle with an insanely busy schedule. All the information I needed to learn back then is now all in one place -- ArtistMax. From the creative side, to the business side and everything in-between."

The ArtistMax weekend session will explore the keys to becoming a successful artist, including tips from behind-the-scenes expert coaches to stars like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Katharine McPhee, John Legend and many others. Sessions will explore topics including vocals, songwriting, publishing, production and production tools and arrangement. Individual breakout sessions will offer a more in-depth approach with each instructor which focus on the attendee’s needs. One-on-one programs will also offer vocal lessons, personalized image consulting, songwriting assistance, publishing essentials and arrangement assistance.

A special preview event of this June session, "An Afternoon of Artist Development," was recently held during the NAMM Show at the Hilton Anaheim. The event included appearances and panel discussions by a number of noted artists and producers, including GRAMMY®--winning artists and songwriters Colbie Caillat ("Bubbly," "Try," "Brighter than the Sun,") and Toby Gad (BeyoncĂ©, "If I Were a Boy," John Legend, "All of Me").

Registration and auditions are open for the ArtistMax Development Sessions at Village Studios for June 12-13th as well as other dates during the summer. Space is extremely limited. Register online at: Watch the video for more about Artistmax:

About Sleeping Giant Music Group
Sleeping Giant Music Group is a creative, artist-friendly music and content label with interests in music publishing, recorded music and film/television music.

About ArtistMax
ArtistMax is a 3-day intensive artist development session designed to give developing artists access to the training, knowledge and coaching necessary to maximize their careers.
ArtistMax is designed to maximize the artist in YOU.

Baby Bash – Suga Suga (Arman Cekin + PLS&TY Remix)

Earlier this month Arman Cekin and PLS&TY shared an enticing new remix of Baby Bash's 2003 hit single 'Suga Suga'.

While the original was a subtle r&b record, Arman and co takes this one into a fresh direction, placing huge emphasis on the fast approaching summer. The future bass rendition possesses some subtle groovy vibes that are just as sweet as the song’s title 'Suga Suga'.

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Arman Cekin


Classical Trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden Releases debut album "Radiance" on Summit Records

Classical trumpeter and Yamaha Performing Artist, MARY ELIZABETH BOWDEN has released her debut album, RADIANCE, on Summit Records.

RADIANCE is now available on iTunes, Amazon and

Bowden has emerged as a brilliant, young soloist, well known and highly regarded for her artistry and virtuosity, as well as the clarity, purity and power of her sound. RADIANCE features Bowden's interpretations of compositions written by some of the most innovative modern American composers. Ranging from Barber to Ludwig and Hallman to Stephenson, the album is filled with exciting new works, many of which have never been recorded until now.

A promotional music video directed by Pablo Camacho is available here: Bowden performs a selection from RADIANCE entitled "Totem Voices for Trumpet and Piano, II. Beluga" by composer Catherine McMichael.

Bowden's upcoming tour highlights include the world premiere of Joseph Hallman's Sonata for Trumpet and Piano at the Velika Gorica Brass Festival in Croatia on May 14th and the U.S. premiere at the International Trumpet Guild Conference on May 28th in Columbus, Ohio.

A Yamaha Performing Artist, Bowden is an award-winning trumpet soloist who performs internationally with orchestras and chamber groups. She is a regular guest artist at the Marlboro Music Festival and is a founding member of Seraph Brass and the Chrysalis Chamber Players. She has performed as Principal Trumpet with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Daejeong Philharmonic, and Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, among others.

Bowden is repped by Cubides Artist Management for international representation and in North America by Thomas F. Parker at Parker Artists.

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JES Launches Her New Label InToneNation Records with the Release of "Hold On"

Dance music star JES has already released two of this year's stand-out tracks – "Two Souls" & "Yai (Here We Go Again)" with Cosmic Gate. Now, the diminutive diva with the big voice returns with the debut release "Hold On" on her own, brand new label InToneNation Records.

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JES, who has achieved almost every career milestone possible in dance music, has launched InToneNation to gain more artistic control of her releases. As creative head, she will be helping to shape the musical output of the label, along with her handpicked team.

"Hold On," out now, is a hard hitting, progressive house collaboration with rising stars Shant & Clint Maximus. Growing form a gritty bass groove into a huge vocal refrain, the song draws on the emotions of a troubled heart with an ultimately inspiring message. "I first met Shant & Clint Maximus when I was on tour. Their passion and commitment to the craft impressed me right away. We have worked on some great remixes together, so it was a dream for us to be able to work on a full release together. 'Hold On' is very special for me. It's like the story of the label in a song and I wanted to launch the label with something that would have a universal appeal."

As the label grows, InToneNation will be a company that can nurture new talent and creativity. After being a part of the orchestral Electric Opus project, JES noted the obvious hunger the dance community has for new experiences. The inclusion of more live elements in shows and performances is something you can expect from JES & InToneNation.

To celebrate the launch, JES will be personally reviewing demo submissions within the next 30 days, ending on May 1, 2015, and signing her favorite track to the new label, with a premiere on her syndicated radio show, Unleash The Beat. Submit your unsigned track here

About JES:
"From singing and songwriting to producing and DJing, New York City born- Los Angeles based JES does it all. She has worked with the longtime tastemakers and powerhouses like COSMIC GATE, FERRY CORSTEN, BT, and TIESTO - just to name a few- providing vocals on multiple No.1 chart topping tracks; many of which have become indicative of dance music. Her original singles have been remixed by industry greats such as KASKADE, ABOVE & BEYOND, ARMIN VAN BUUREN and many more. "




For interview requests, please contact Ktee Thomas via email