Thursday, May 28, 2015

Notionaries To Release Highly Anticipated EP

The five song EP includes four new hit songs as well as the hit debut single 'Excited Eyes', which has been a spinning on the radio since its release. Known for the lyrical creativity and artistic sound, the EP will be a classic for years to come. Using LIVE instruments, message driven lyrics, catchy melodies, related concepts and clever wordplay make The Notionaries music the blueprint for your everyday life. The Notionaries began their journey and their story with 'Excited Eyes' which released earlier this year. The debut single was just the beginning of the story they are here to tell. They are ready to take you on the journey with them, with 'Brave With Wires'. So sit back and enjoy the ride! Let the deep lyrics and rhythmic sounds of the music inspire you to discover your inner self and your own identity. You'll find that every song on the album will make you ask the question, 'How am I living my life'.'Brave with Wires' will be available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and many more digital distribution sites on May 19, 2015

J-Roc Earns Two Awards At The 63rd Pop Song Awards

Super-producer Jerome "J-ROC" Harmon earned both his fourth and fifth BMI Awards with two more hit songs. Broadcast Music, Inc. honored some of its best artists, producers and songwriters at the 2015 Pop Awards held on May 12th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

J-ROC earned two BMI Pop Song Awards for "Holy Grail" performed by Jay Z and featuring Justin Timberlake and "Not a Bad Thing" by Justin Timberlake.

The 63nd annual BMI Pop Awards were hosted by BMI Vice President and General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Barbara Cane, and BMI President and CEO Mike O'Neill.

J-ROC was also recently featured by Korg Instruments as a featured artist. The company also featured a promotional video featuring J-ROC. The video can be seen on Korg, Inc.'s website at, or on YouTube below,

Shortly following Korg's endorsement of J-ROC – music writer and biographer Jake Brown (author of Rick Rubin: In the Studio, and over twenty four publications) confirmed a chapter of his new anthology entitled, "Hip Hop Hits" will feature a chapter on the Multi-Grammy Super Producer.

Earlier this year J-ROC took home a Grammy for Best R&B Song for Beyonce's "Drunk In Love" as well as earning additional accolades in the following categories,
57th Grammy Award Winner for Best RnB Performance
57th Grammy Award Winner for Best Contemporary RnB Album
57th Grammy Award Winner for Best Surround Sound Album

About J-ROC
Named by Billboard Magazine as 2013's Top R&B Song Producer, J-ROC is known for producing such instant classic radio hits as Jay Z's "Tom Ford" and Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" in addition to his frequent collaborations with musical genius Timbaland. In 2014, J-ROC's phenomenal discography continued to grow when he was invited by legendary industry executive L.A. Reid to re-work and produce six songs on Michael Jackson's posthumously released album Xscape.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Casso Blax "Dream Sellers"

Today, we present you with the latest offering from rising London emcee Casso Blax. His latest release "Dream Sellers" is an energetic hip-hop record, one that fuses an entertaining style with a genuine subject.

Let Casso take you on his journey, one that sees him discuss 'people selling false dreams, pretending to be something they are not' on the new single, taken from his forthcoming EP: Animal House.

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NYC Event: BMS' "The Independent Artist As A Startup" - Thursday, 5/28


This time, they'll be presenting "The Independent Artist as a Startup – Fundraising, Marketing, and Branding." This extremely timely topic will take center stage on May 28, 7 PM, at Guitar Center's Times Square location in New York City. The event is free, with a sharp moderator and six strategically selected panelists to enrich your mind.Here's what they've got in store for you this time – read on for the complete details on this essential event, direct from BMS:

BMS will delve into the concept of mapping an artist's career as a business and embracing an entrepreneurial spirit in fundraising and online promotion and distribution.The BMS panelists will discuss issues vital to the indie artist such as:

Effective Fundraising and Crowdfunding Strategies
Basics of Digital Marketing for Music
Building a team
The Art of Multi tasking
Maintaing your Independence
Touring and on- the-ground promotions


"The Business of Music Seminars" (BMS) aims to make it easier for producers, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs to know what's happening now – and what's coming next.

When: May 28th, 7pm
Where: Guitar Center's flagship Times Square store in NYC
Cost: FREE to attend
Moderator: Kenyatta Beasly (Director of Audio Production- Long Island University)

Lineup: Our lineup of industry heavy hitters includes:
Faith Newman – Sr. Vice President, Reservoir Media
Fiona Bloom — CEO, The Bloom Effect
Bassy Bob Brockman — Grammy winning producer, Usher, D'Angelo
Stuart Matthewman — Twin Danger, Sade
Vanessa Bley – Twin Danger, Beast Patrol

BMS encourages strong networking. The audience will have ample time allocated after the live filmed panel to meet and have one to one conversations with the panelists.

Make a difference. Join us at BMS!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Rock This Game Tour in Dongbei China

Makala Cheung Releases - A Little Deeper

Genre: Oriental infused Electronic Pop (World Fusion)

A Little Deeper is a departure from previous singles, with its haunting piano, dark lyrics and offbeat rhythm. This is the third release from Makala Cheung's upcoming album Moon, and is an unexpected twist from the Bristol (UK)

Singer/Songwriter/Producer, who is also one of the city's "Happiness Champions".

The half-Chinese Bristol Woman Magazine cover girl's credits include radio play on BBC1Xtra and BBC Introducing in The West, as well as numerous local stations across the globe.

Makala Cheung is a Singer, Songwriter and Producer from Knowle West, Bristol, UK. Known for fusing musical genomes, Makala blends pop and Chinese tones, with an injection of multiple genres from R&B and Soul to Dubstep, Breaks & Bass.

Following a few years in an Urban/Pop duo and going on to feature on local Hip-Hop and Grime tracks, in 2012 Makala began her solo artist endeavor, since releasing 3 EPs and album River. Released for Chinese New Year 2014, River featured in Bristol Live Magazine's ‘albums of the month' and tracks featured on stations from BBC 1Xtra and BBC Introducing in the West to Ujima FM and BCFM. Makala Cheung's second album ‘Moon' is due for release in late 2015.

Makala's influences include Banks, FKA Twigs, M.I.A, and Aaliyah, to name a few. Makala is a Bristol Woman Magazine cover girl (launch edition) and one of Bristol's first Happiness Champions. Performances include Shambala, Dot to Dot, Redfest, Brisfest, St Paul's Carnival, Keynsham Festival and Bristol Harbourside Festival.


"Singer-Songwriter Makala Cheung flies the flag for both Bristol and China with pride, as she combines both traditional and electronic sounds to create some quite distinctive pop…. Makala always makes sure her unique attitude shines through." Loki Lillistone, Editor, Bristol Live Magazine

"Something special is happening here…If it's raw talent or something different you're after, let me assure you are in the right place!" DWF Media.

Rebel Flag Salute The New Soul Revolution

So here we go with another band press release and the challenge to say something new about four musicians who want to save the world with a tune, is on.

In the deep end we dive to introduce a crew from the heartlands of Sussex in the UK called Rebel Flag, a force that digs deep into the roots of soul and rock music and mixes it with some true 21st century swagger.

If the current crop of cloned out rock bands and pop factor coveter belt puppets has got you reaching for a new Spotify playlist, then you might want add these boys to it.

A new EP out this summer proves that there is still music being made that has the quality as was laid down in stone in the golden age of popular music.

With an industry that has been kicked and mauled to near extinction over the past 15 years, you may ask yourself why musicians even bother to try and break new music.

Faced with a task of playing hostile venues for little or no money, sales from releases looking unsustainable and companies taking huge cuts from the streaming royalties, it’s never looked so hard for new music to find a rock to stand on.

So with that question in mind who do the Rebel Flag think they are trying to keep the flame burning for original music and killer live shows, maybe because they are all completely mad or maybe because they believe in the connection the music and like-people can bring to the party?

Leading the troops is Irish born singer songwriter and producer Dar.Ra.

His credits go back to the 90's with hits under the disguises of Taste of Paradise, Bliss and an Australian band called Ultra Love Machine, and remixes of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Tears 4 Fears and Savage Garden.

Growing up listening to bands like the Specials, Paul Weller and classic soul and rock from the 60's and 70's is the lifeblood that goes into Dar.Ra and his songwriting.

His live experience has seen him tour around the world solo and with bands over the past 15 years, so much so he has written a book called Road Tales all about the adventures of a musician on the road, which is out this summer to coincide with the debut EP release.

The power punch of the up and coming comes in the form of Aiden a drummer who has all the attitude of Keith Moon, with added virtue of being able to play any kind of vibe at the drop of a hat.

Inventiveness and creativity flows effortlessly for a player under the age of 20 years old, which can only be attributed to his parents having impeccable musical taste and his uncle being the late great John Martyn.

Bring on the new breed. Added to this wild brand is a rising young player from Venezuela Chrissy D, a true bass head, with a capacity to hold a groove from here to eternity. His latin passion and addiction to making music that touches the soul, brings a white heat to the rhythm section.

In a few short months they have swaggered around the South Coast of England reminding people that music still means something in the toxic corporate world of a dying music industry.

And what of the music?
The music is a hybrid of rock mixed with some soul a touch of reggae and a slice of attitude laid on top to give it that fine mix that British bands do so well.

So as your mind suggests we've heard it all before and your ears retreat to your comfort zone, let me tell you that this is something to keep close to your heart.

In doing that one small task, we keep an door open to that tribal power that first hit the dance-floors back in the 50's when Rock n Roll was born.
Ask not what Rock n Roll can do for you but what you can do for Rock n Roll!

Rebel Flags new EP Angels + Demons is out on Kusha Deep Records July 4th