Friday, May 22, 2015

Fadi Awad Makes History & Wins In The Global Music Awards!

May 8th 2015, a date that Fadi Awad will never forget! As he won the Silver Medal for his Outstanding Achievements as a DJ/Producer throughout the years, highlighting also his track "Free Your Mind" that was nominated as well in the Hollywood Music In Media Awards 2014! Fadi is a multi-genres DJ/Producer and music composer/songwriter, inspired by all what's beautiful from every genre that popped up from the eighties until today!... Fadi Awad is the only DJ/Producer who reached the final stage of the GMA in May 2015, and he made History by becoming the first DJ/Producer from Vancouver and Lebanon to win in the Global Music Awards!!! Fadi thanked the GMA Organizers, Jury, his team and supporters, hoping for the best, and added:" I have made many music achievements throughout the years without sponsorship neither being hosted by a Major Label. I've ran successfully my Independent Labels in which I have collaborated with top artists from all around the world… 90% of our tracks were highly charted in the digital stores and some of them were charted in several National Charts: US, UK, Germany, France and more… It is time to sign with a Major Label or a sponsor especially that the effective promotion of the top industry's level is very costy!"… A reporter then asked him: "If a serious media or a big investor wants to build an effective completed music Industry in Canada or Vancouver that produces talents to the world with or without foreign collaborations, and asked for your professional assistance, will you be able to do that?"… Fadi replied: "If it's serious, it can be discussed! I have helped and still assisting many artists there in several fields, in a friendly way! I have also composed some of my albums & singles in Vancouver, where I'm always inspired positively!"… Another reporter asked him: "You always used to say that USA is the mother of the worldwide artists, do you think that USA is getting stronger or weaker music wise?"… Fadi replied: "USA is getting stronger and stronger in this field and I'm very thankful music wise to all who appreciated my music, and supported me in USA and worldwide!"…

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Introducing Soundation Chrome Studio: The Most Advanced Cloud Music Making Software Today

PowerFX Systems, developers of the most popular online music making app Soundation Studio, has released Soundation Chrome Studio, the most powerful cloud based music production software of its kind yet.

It all started with the mission to provide everyone with the possibility to make music on the web. Soundation Chrome Studio is a complete platform where artists can create, post and share their projects from any computer connected to the internet without ever downloading any software. You can even distribute your song to Spotify, iTunes and other services without leaving Soundation Studio.

"We created a native application with an entirely new audio engine for Google Chrome" states CEO Bil Bryant, "With over 1.2 million registered users and 420,000 songs posted by our user community, we wanted to provide an even better performing platform that demands less from your CPU and has lower recording latency".

Soundation Studio is also the first music creation software to connect to Google+ Hangouts, allowing for up to 9 artists to co-create music in real time with video chat capabilities.

For more information and to start making music right away, go to

NY Artist JES Debuts ThingLink Interactive Video With ITunes Store Inside Facebook Timeline

Magik Muzik recording artist JES has debuted ThingLink’s new interactive video format inside Facebook Timeline.

Bands and video producers can now use ThingLink to add music discovery, movie rentals, stores and call to action to the surface of any Facebook, YouTube or Brightcove video.

ThingLink offers over 70 unique rich media tags that let viewers browse information from 3rd party websites directly from images and videos. ThingLink’s new iTunes rich media tag includes full album listings and options to preview and buy songs.

“As visual media has become our window to the Internet, ThingLink helps online video publishers to deepen their storytelling and drive conversion with tasteful interactive storefronts and discovery options that engage fans,” says founder and CEO Ulla Engeström.

JES added, “ThingLink's new iTunes product tag provides a new sense of discovery within music. My fans have a unique opportunity to explore, sample and download additional songs in my full catalogue all without leaving the current music video or behind-the-scenes video they are enjoying at the moment. I'm thrilled to be a part of this ever growing world of discovery that interactive content is providing.”

ThingLink interactive videos contain clickable rich media tags with several types of call to action options: storefronts, video play, email collection, and surveys. Rich media tags appear for viewers during play giving an option to explore the embedded content while pausing the video in the background.

Interactive elements in video multiply viewer engagement, including time spent and and click through rates.

Annotating a video with web links is easy. Simply copy and paste links into ThingLink’s editor. ThingLink automatically transforms and displays the web link as a rich media tag. ThingLink also offers tools to customize rich media tags with branding, icons, images, and several font types and colors.

ThingLink interactive videos are embeddable in web pages and deliver new, real-time performance metrics from across the web, including video views, tag displays, clicks and actions, time on video, and more.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hydra Management And Video City Offer The Ultimate Video Promotion Opportunity!

On June 4th thru 7th Urban Network will hold its annual Back 2 Basics Conference at the Crowne Plaza in San Diego California. Hydra Management, known for it’s prowess as the developers and managers of emerging talent has partnered with Video City TV to provide artist attending the conference with an unparalleled promotional opportunity.

Hydra Management has partnered with Video City TV to Professionally Video Tape all artist performances in High Definition. A professional fully edited video copy of artist performances will be made available to the artist for their professional and personal uses. In an effort to assist these talented emerging artists in their effort to showcase their talents to a national audience, Video City TV will interview each artist who takes advantage of this promotional opportunity and air the interview along with their performance on Video City TV. Video City TV is a National Video TV Program with a viewership of 5 Million on Time Warner Television.

In addition, Bongo Boy TV with a viewership of close to 10 Million will also air the performances. Bongo Boy whose video program airs on Time Warner, Comcast, RCN, NBC Universal and many others will join Video City and Hydra Management in their efforts to offer national exposure on Network Television for emerging artist who would otherwise not have access to or be able to afford these opportunities.

If you are an artist, whether singer, rapper or dancer and are interested in having your performance and an interview with Video City TV aired Nationally to over 15 Million viewers you don’t want to miss the Urban Network Back 2 Basics Conference at the Crowne Plaza in San Diego California June 4th thru June 7th 2015.

To sign up and for more information contact:
LeRoy C. Brown, Jr.
Hydra Management Services, LLC
914 443 1265

Rapper Inspekta unveils clown themed video for new single "Jump Jump"

Nigerian born, London based Inspekta is back with a new ode to living life, discussing societies sheepish tactics with a new music video fueled by fun. The rapper talks about the wrongs in the world, but is seeing it for what it is, poking fun at it by wearing a clown outfit.

The track boasts a catchy hook and chorus. "Jump Jump" produced by Jay Picasso, is the latest lift from the solo artists forthcoming album, Live Your Life, and comes as a more thought provoking follow-up to last year’s stream of music which Inspekta released on his SoundCloud page.

"The message behind the track aims to raise awareness of how we as a society may fall victims to marketing campaigns and unreal lifestyles portrayed on TV. Essentially saying we ‘Jump Jump’ when advertisers / marketers tell us to buy into the products they want to sell whether we actually need it or not." said Inspekta.

You can expect Live Your Life to be a reflection of Inspekta admitting to what he thinks is wrong with the world, while he also seeks to motivate the listener to discover pursue their passion.

Featuring a sway-inducing poppy theme, Inspekta lashes out on the wickedly catchy hook. "Jump Jump" has the truth written all over it. Stream it exclusively below, and keep an eye out for the LYL album.

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Young Blaze unveils fun new track "I Get Sex"

Some rappers have fast cars and a gold chain. When we asked Young Blaze what he’s got, he replied "I Get Sex". Setting the tone ahead of the rapper's forthcoming EP release, Blaze's new single is full of sexual metaphors, sarcastic wordplay and memorable verses that'll equally excite and entertain you.

Available as a stream on SoundCloud (above) or to purchase via iTunes now. The single is ready and awaits your attention.



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Digital Music Pioneer Andre Gray Launches Demo 2.0 As A EPK Video Sharing Social Network For Musicians

DEMO 2.0 announces its launch as a very simple and intuitive one-stop electronic press kit (EPK) video sharing social network for musicians, artists, bands, singers, models, actors, photographers, DJs, record companies, entertainment entrepreneurs & executives, and all other operators in the entertainment industry. The EPK profiles, which are of professional quality with unlimited media data storage, are completely free.

The two distinguishing factors that set DEMO 2.0 apart from other video sharing social networks is that, first, it is created specifically for showcasing EPK videos and not necessarily regular music videos. Second, it is geared primarily towards independent and unsigned artists and they will be given top priority, though major label artists are also welcome.

The brainchild of Andre Gray, inventor of the EPK in 1995, DEMO 2.0 is a full functioning social network with all the standard capabilities provided by other social networks such as the ability to create membership profiles that includes bio, photos, video, music, groups, blogs, and the ability to share content across other leading social media hubs.

For more information, contact:
Andre Gray, Founder & CEO
244 5th Avenue, Suite #N292
New York, NY 10001-7604
Tel: (212) 470-9324

Soundizers Announces The Release Of StereoMonoizer For Windows And New Pricing

Atlanta based company Soundizers is pleased to announce that StereoMonoizer is now available for Windows. Pricing has also been adjusted to allow more flexibility. A single license can now be purchased for $49, in addition to the dual license option which is still available for $79.

StereoMonoizer is a simple to use application for Mac and PC that analyzes audio files and determines their stereo content, allowing you to convert to the proper format before importing into your DAW. This is a HUGE time saver for mix assistants, as well as engineers working without an assistant. It is also beneficial for producers, artists, or anyone else who works with audio files. A process that used to take an hour or more per song can now be accomplished in minutes.

StereoMonoizer provides automatic analysis and conversion of all of the user’s audio files, dramatically streamlining the process of preparing sessions for mixdown. A deep set of features provides for accurate representation of stereo and mono audio data, compensating for panning, file organization, overwrites, folder organizing and backups, and more.

The best feature of all is that StereoMonoizer will save you tons of time on each project. If time really is money, you can’t afford not to own StereoMonoizer.


- Easy drag-and-drop operation for importing files

- Stereo/Mono Conversion to automatically analyze files and identify “mono audio in stereo files.” This allows you to convert these files into true single-channel mono files before importing into your DAW, which saves on disk space, CPU cycles, and voice/track count.

- Recognizes all mono sounds in stereo files, including partially panned and hard panned files, and correctly chooses the appropriate channel to output.

- Recognizes split stereo (.L/.R) files, and allows conversion to interleaved stereo or true mono, depending on the audio content of the file.

- Allows the user to manually override the algorithm, in case you would like to output a different format than suggested. For example a stereo track consisting of two acoustic guitars panned left and right, would be recognized as a stereo file. But you might instead wish to output these as two mono files.

- Pan Depth Compensation to automatically adjust the level of the converted mono files. In the case that your imported files are already pre-mixed and the levels need to remain the same, use this option to compensate for the volume differences due to pan depth settings in your DAW.

- Normalize Gain mode will adjust the gain of each file to a desired level, in the event you receive files that are either too loud or too soft. This alleviates the need to adjust clip gain once in the mix.

- Check For Blank Files will automatically identify files that contain no audio. This can be beneficial, alerting you to problems ahead of time, instead of after you have already imported all your files.

- Multiple output modes allow you to overwrite files, create backups, or choose an output folder. This allows you to work with your files in any way you prefer.

- Innovative stereo waveform view displays audio along with its stereo content. Mono content is displayed in grey, while stereo content is displayed in blue. For the first time ever, you can view the stereo content of your entire file at a glance, without the need for real-time analyzers and phase meters.

StereoMonoizer is $49 for a single license, $79 for two licenses (useful for an engineer and assistant to work simultaneously).


East London's Key The Great Reveals Garage Themed EP 'Catch Me'

Signed to Muzik Dynasty Key The Great believes his creative production has at times been misunderstood. So now he's setting the record straight, on his new EP titled "Catch Me"

The evoking project fuses sounds of Garage, EDM and House and is a cultivating listen.

Key's reputation as a budding musician is on the rise. His overwhelming ability and enthusiasm for success is mirrored by his eagerness to work across multiple genres. It's not so much a case of IF for Key, it's a matter of WHEN.

Release date: 10/05/2015


Monday, May 18, 2015

Willie Basse Appointed VP Of Marketing For The Jimi Hendrix Foundation

The Jimi Hendrix Foundation is dedicated to the betterment of the world community through music.

In honor of the love and giving spirit of Jimi Hendrix, the Foundation works to improve the quality of life for children and the world community through inspiring creativity in music, arts and sciences.


Seattle, Wa. EIN: 20-0319904

Cultural ambassador to the Sunset Strip, WILLIE BASSE has been appointed to the position of VP of Marketing for The Jimi Hendrix Foundation.

BASSE comments, "I Am very excited to work with this charity and give back to the world community. I believe we can change and improve our society for the better by investing in our youth"

Willie's new project,

features: MITCH PERRY on guitars (Cher, Edgar Winter, MSG/Michael Schenker, Graham Nash, Lita Ford, Aerosmith), ALVIN TAYLOR on drums (Little Richard, Eric Burdon, Elton John, George Harrison, Billy Preston, Sammy Hagar, Ron Wood, Buddy Miles, Jimi Hendrix) and WILLIE BASSE on bass & vocals (Buddy Miles, Black Sheep)

The high energy Electric Blues Trio will be playing debut concerts at THE BACK BAR in Janesville, Wi. on Thursday JUNE 4 and REGGIES in Chicago on Saturday JUNE 6 co-headlining with DEVON ALLMAN (son of living blues legend, Gregg Allman)

As government support for education wanes and the economy stiffens, administrators are making deep cuts in Art and Humanities Education. There seems to be rampant ignorance of the powerful impact art & music education have on IQ, high order thinking and reasoning. This service vacuum creates the need for independent development and funding of supplemental arts and humanities programs for our children.

As a Charity Corporation, The Jimi Hendrix Foundation, with its strategic partners establish initiatives and uses the 'star power' of Jimi Hendrix to create programs that provide direct and/or indirect funding, as well as programs in art, music and community education in our home community, our great nation and the world.

To learn more and donate, visit


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