Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hip Hop Artist Cultcha Shoc Is Out The Box From Coast 2 Coast And Across The Pacific

Every decade has an artist that defines a culture and represents the voice of the youth. In 2014 the artist known as Cultcha Shoc is riding the Coast 2 Coast Mix - Tape wave across the Pacific to his home base of Hawaii. The Hawaii based MC was embraced by Coast 2 Coast Mix - Tape fans. The single "Pimp'N Da Club" featuring Cashis, Copywrite, Krystilez and Dan P. earned placement on Coast 2 Coast Mix -Tapes Hottest in the State of Hawaii. The compilation was released in late November 2014 via free download. Lil Fats Coast 2 Coast Mix - Tape empire is the leader in mix - tapes and single promotion across the world wide web.

In addition to "Pimp'N Da Club" the Midwest native flooded the internet with placements on several more Coast 2 Coast Mix - Tapes including Vol.272 Hosted by Cash Out, "Next Up", Vol 140 and 135 and Coast 2 Coast Vol. 276 Hosted by Tinashe.

"Cultcha and I have been exchanging emails and text since 2013. He is a very talented individual and more importantly a patient artist. He was patient enough to find a lane with Coast 2 Coast and ride the success of a new fan base. Im excited about the venture and look forward to working on the EP". Rhasun Tapp founder of Global Sounds Records. Cultcha Shoc initial release titled "What I Do" produced by Diesel Beats is available on iTunes June 9th, 2015. Cultcha Shoc has a multi cultural background of African American, Native American and Caucasian that blesses this Ohio born MC with a diverse view of society. This attribute has played a significant role in providing a voice for multi- cultural fans from coast 2 coast and abroad.

"Hip Hop was made to bring a much needed voice to the people. Music brings us all together. It's a language that we can all understand. Through my music I want to bring us all together and tare down the walls that separated us as a people for far to long. My song ( What I Do ) is about being yourself and never letting negative people bring you down.
"Cultcha Shoc".

Award Winning AC / Pop Artist Jimmy White Secures Track In Canadian Independent Movie

(Nashville, TN) 828 Records is proud to announce that award winning AC/Pop artist, Jimmy White’s song, "Change My Life" is featured in the Canadian Indie Film titled, "Aurélie Laflamme, Les Pieds Sur Terre" (Aurélie Laflamme, Down to Earth). The film is a teenager film based on the popular book series Aurélie Laflamme, written by acclaimed author, India Desgardins. The film is about the life of Aurélie when she is about to graduate from high school.

"Change My Life", which was Jimmy's first national No.1 single back in 2006, is featured in the prom scene, as befitting one of Jimmy's most romantic songs. "It is indeed a great honor and very exciting to have been chosen to be a part of the music for the worldwide release of Aurélie Laflamme. "Change My Life" has always been one of own personal favorite songs that I have ever written and to have it be part of this movie is extremely gratifying to me. I sincerely thank everyone connected with choosing music for the film to have included me in what I am sure is going to be an extremely successful worldwide release."

About Jimmy White
In his impressive thirty year career, White has reached #1 more than a dozen times on the Independent AC Charts and five times on the National AC charts. White has also charted four times in the Billboard AC Top 40 and five times in the FMQB AC Top 10.


About the film:
"Aurélie Laflamme, Les Pieds Sur Terre" is one of 8 stories in the hugely popular series "Diary of Aurélie Laflamme" penned by India Desgardins. The series of stories have a huge following in Canada and in France. In recent years, India has become the idol of young readers and is one of the most read authors in Quebec.

Released on April 24, 2015, Aurélie Laflamme, Les Pieds Sur Terre is directed by Nicolas Monette and stars: Marianne Verville, Aliocha Schneider, Geneviève Chartrand, Lou-Pascal Tremblay, Édith Cochrane, Pier-Luc Funk, David La Haye, Bianca Gervais, Stéphane Gagnon, Hubert Lavallée Bellefleur.

Movie Trailer:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Dyne Side Is Officially The First Winner Of The Muzicol Revolution

Muzicol International Corp. has released the name of its first winner of "The Muzicol competition".

Dyne Side has been chosen by the Driven Music Conference and the Muzicol panel, to become the Face of the Muzicol Revolution.

Comprised of five talented artists - Emmanuel Costa-Maya (vocals), Eddie Salcedo (guitar), Ariel Ramirez (bass), Steffen Banas (drums) and Michael Hernandez (keyboard)- the band describes itself as "a breath of fresh air for South Florida."

The competition ran on the Muzicol platform from March 11th 2015 to May 9th 2015, with the participation of hundreds of artists from all around the United States. To enter, contestants only needed to sign up and secure a following of as many fans as possible while promoting their music and their artistic identity at the same time.

Michel Poignant, CEO and founder of Muzicol, and Dominik Centi, founder of the Driven Music Conference had the pleasure to review all entries and select the winner.

"This was our first contest, and I must say that I was very happy to have had a difficult time choosing a winner as all the contestants were talented but finally we decided to give Dyne Side the chance to be our first winner", said Michel Poignant, Founder and CEO of Muzicol.

As the winner and the Face of the Muzicol Revolution, Dyne Side gets to perform live at the Revolution Live event during the Driven Music Conference in Fort Lauderdale on Friday May 29th, starting at 7pm and benefit from media coverage for the next 2 months.

About Muzicol International Corporation:
Muzicol is a musical community network that was originally created in 2010 and relaunched in 2015 with exciting new features. The site promotes a global community focus on providing a virtual stage to independent music artists around the world.

To learn more about Muzicol visit

Media Relations: Deborah Accos, (954) 414-9623 /

Airplay for Your Songs; Chart on HNA Network

The Hot#10 combines the top most single song plays of ten tracks playing over the HNA Network, 24/7 and scheduled shows. Independent artists worldwide whose songs that develop a following of dedicated listens, fans, and votes as song plays, in social media, on demand, digital downloads, and streaming activity gages. State of art systems in place at HNA include data derived from Cirrus Networks, Facebook, Twitter, and other applicable sites. All the Network's charts basically use the same formula to find what’s bursting onto the music hierarchy of independent music world.

How do we come to the numbers? Hot#10 songs chart is selected based on highest scoring songs at any time play during given month. The Hottest#1 chart looks for highest number of plays in each musical specific genre selecting top ones of each, and the highest of all wins the #1 spot.

For many years, a song had to be commercially available as a single to be considered for popular charts. Information was obtained from manual reports filled out by radio stations and stores. Today that’s not the case, as charts are comprised by the use of technologies and HNA Network users. For example, on our player that’s streaming songs in real-time, the pulse of listener and fan can be valued where they give an “up or down” when a particular song plays.

What’s in it for artist to chart? Well, everything! Artist’s local papers, published, popular newspapers and national international magazines. The HNA Network charts will blasted to the world DJs, they’ll know and trust a genuine effort has been employed to bring them the hottest new talent for their mix. Also Hottest#1 Chart position paid each week (see official rules).

At the end of each year, HNA tallies the results of all of its charts, and the results are considered for many opportunities as becoming the Hottest New Artist®, music and book release, cash opportunities and more if entered HNA Challenge competition.

The initial Top 10 chart will have a one-time calculation of all current entries Jan-May 2015 so send your best before end of month all entries are listed on HNA Challenge Playlist.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Christine Storm's New Music Video "Shoulda Coulda Woulda"

Imagine watching a music video with its first 15 seconds with no background sound at all – a beautiful woman quietly walks back and forth in her living room, without giving us a hint of what would happen next. Suddenly, a television white noise unexpectedly breaks the peace and static snow appeared on the TV screen. A HAND reaches out of the dotted screen and passes out a remote control… This is the attention-grabbing introduction of the American pop/rock singer Christine Storm's new music video "Shoulda Coulda Woulda".

With a robust voice, penetrating delivery, and bluesy sense of heart, Storm sensually yet confidently captivates her emotions and stories in her new single. "It's about a woman who catches her guy cheating", she explains. "The right move would be to get rid of him. It's another touchy subject because we, as women, tend to put our heads in the sand. [The video] captures those ups and downs of a turbulent relationship."

SongCat Forges Ahead With New Alliances: Partners With Grammy-Winning Engineer Miles Walker And The Annual 'International Songwriting Competition'

Groundbreaking song demo and music production studio SongCat LLC, is amping its innovation of the modern music industry with a number of newly announced initiatives, alongside its latest customer survey—which continues to demonstrate its overwhelming satisfaction in the marketplace.

Founded in 2014, the firm offers burgeoning and established songwriters, lyricists, composers, musicians, performers and artists access to its hand-picked team of professional session musicians and audio engineers to produce full-bodied tracks—from arranging through mastering.

SongCat™ also provides such services as songwriter demos, music production, audio mixing & mastering, and session singers & musicians. It is the only online production studio to offer a money back guarantee, based on independent reviews.


Among new alliances, SongCat has forged a collaboration with five-time Grammy-winning Engineer Miles Walker, while it is now also integrally involved in the acclaimed annual International Songwriting Competition.

Walker's exhaustive list of mixing and engineering credits includes countless hits and multi-platinum records around the world. He has worked with the likes of Ne-Yo, Beyonce, Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa, Iggy Azalea, Depeche Mode and Usher. Walker earned a Magna Cum Laude degree from the world-renowned Berklee College of Music. For SongCat, he will provide Grammy-standard mixes for its clientele.

"We couldn't be happier to have Miles on board as part of our prize-winning team," says Chris Erhardt, CEO and producer of SongCat. "Our productions are mixed digitally to the highest, radio-ready standards by our in-house audio engineers, however, some clients now need more than we have previously been able to offer. Miles is certainly among the leading industry pros when it comes to mixing."

The International Songwriting Competition's (ISC) partnership with SongCat gives the annual contest a valuable teammate in offering its five-dozen prize-winning acts the opportunity to have their demos and/or rough songs professionally arranged, engineered & mastered with pro musicians. ISC's mission is to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and to promote excellence in the art of songwriting.

Erhardt adds: "We are excited to partner with such a respected leader among songwriting competitions. With ISC's global reach, we now are able to help its winners reach the world with their songs, which already have traction in storming the global music charts, much like this year's winner Vance Joyce."

SongCat has also recently completed its latest Client Satisfaction Survey, which it conducts every 6 months as a benchmark of its services. In May, it surveyed responses for 115 produced songs—garnering a stellar average rating of 4.65 out of 5. The survey also revealed that 96% of its produced songs were ranked "higher quality" than any of SongCat's potential competitors.

"While these ratings exceeded our expectations, we can always improve upon our services," Erhardt says. "We've added new session singers and musicians so we can now create the same standard for country and rock as we have for pop productions. As we continue to survey the needs of our customers, we are only going to grow stronger as the go-to destination for complete production services."

About the Author
Award-winning Arts & Entertainment journalist Chuck Taylor worked for 14 years as a Senior Writer, Editor and Single Reviews Editor with Billboard magazine in New York. He is also a Grammy voter with NARAS.

POSSIBLE OR NOT? Can An "Indie Artist" ACTUALLY Chart On Billboard Without Being Signed To A "MAJOR"...?

Here’s one for the books! Christine Storm has an undeniably catchy tune “Shoulda Coulda Woulda” written by both Storm and Grammy nominated/Golden globe winning producer Frank Greenfield, that's hit Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 for a total of 8 weeks straight. The hit features soaring vocals from a classic rock influence with a twist of dance-infused pop, and she doesn't plan on stopping there.

Recently collaborating with Curtis Young, Storm proclaims her new sizzling electronic, dance single "Enter the Storm" an upbeat anthem that sneaks in with a growing bass line grabbing onto you refusing to let go, "...will leave my "Storm Angels" (A term Storm uses to refer to her fans) super amped and wanting more"! The short, sweet and straight to the point lyrics will have you humming, dancing and singing all throughout the day. If you haven't heard them yet, both singles are available now at all online retailers worldwide. So there you have it, indie artists TOO can top the charts and you absolutely do NOT have to be signed to a "Major". Indie artists…. if you got what it takes, ANYTHING's POSSIBLE!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Tamara Laurel's "Whiskey" Recorded At Hybrid Studios

Southern California Americana/Country recording artist Tamara Laurel has released the first single off her new album, Runaway, due out this summer. Available on iTunes, "Whiskey" was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Hybrid Studios by Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Philip Allen with Hybrid's Billy Klein and Brennan Edmondson.

Tracked in the 1,000 square foot acoustically-pleasing live room created by Delta H Design, and backed by The Hitstorm, the team utilized Hybrid's isolation rooms and top of the line microphone selection to capture Tamara's smooth and flawless vocals with transparent precision.

"Working with Grammy-winning producer/engineer Phil Allen and the team at Hybrid Studios to record Runaway was an absolute dream come true," said Tamara. "Their state-of-the-art studio is far and away the best studio I've recorded in, and the expansive live room enabled our band of 7 musicians to record all album instrumentals live."

Mixing and mastering was handled in Hybrid's control room, equipped with an SSL 4064G+ mixing console, an extensive selection of outboard gear, and industry-standard monitoring speakers.

"Making Runaway was an incredible experience thanks to the staff & facilities," she adds. "I can't wait to get back in there!"

For more information about Hybrid Studios, visit

About Hybrid Studios
Hybrid Studios is fully integrated multimedia production facility in Orange County, CA. Not only does Hybrid feature a state-of-the-art analog & digital recording studio; it also boasts a massive sound stage, including a pre-lit cyclorama. Equipped with the best gear and an experienced staff, Hybrid provides a variety of products and services to clients across the creative spectrum from recording, mixing and mastering to video and photography.

Valdi Sabev Joins JTV Digital For Global Distribution And Licensing

JTV Digital is welcoming Valdi Sabev for a global digital distribution and licensing partnership.

Hundreds of songs from Valdi Sabev, a very prolific and talented artist, are being made available on all digital music platforms worldwide.

Valdi Sabev's music is specifically being used on thousands of user-generated YouTube videos and he has secured many synchronization placements already.

JTV Digital will now be monetizing Valdi Sabev's catalogue and represent his repertoire for licensing opportunities at an international level.

"I am very excited and happy about my partnership with JTV Digital. They provide amazing services and absolutely everything that an artist needs. Without a doubt the best support team that I've had the pleasure to be in contact with. From digital distribution, marketing, publishing, licensing, YouTube monetization and many more, JTV Digital is my trusted partner in the every changing music industry. Looking forward to a long friendship and a prosperous business relationship with JTV Digital", Valdi Sabev said.

Valdi Sabev is an Electronic Music Producer. He has released hundreds of original tracks worldwide in the styles of Chill Out, House, Dubstep and Breakbeat. The music of Valdi Sabev has been used as soundtracks in projects by Walt Disney Pictures, The National Geographic Channel, Sony Computer Entertainment and Red Bull Media House.

JTV Digital is a music company focusing on digital music distribution, publishing and licensing, whilst offering a wide range of artist services such as promotion, marketing, online presence optimization, digital strategy consulting and social media.

Hydra Management Announces the release of a Hot New Single by Conceptz "Funky 5"

They are at it again! Hydra Management artist Conceptz has wasted no time in getting back in the public eye with new music. On June 9th they will be releasing their latest single "Funky 5". This track is a new direction for Conceptz who have already showcased a variety of styles including Old School Rap, Hip Hop, Pop influenced and R&B laced tracks. Not sure how you would categorize "Funky 5" other than to say it is hot and it is Funky!

Conceptz remains the busiest emerging artist in the game. Their last single "Love Jones" which reached #17 on the Billboard Hot Singles charts is still in rotation on the radio internationally. In addition, the video for Love Jones is currently being aired internationally including all the major networks and cable carriers. Time Warner, Comcast, Cable Vision, RCN, Direct TV, Verizon, Dish and BBC in the UK are all airing the "Love Jones" video. In addition prominent networks such as Aspire, Bounce, Fuse, Centric, Revolt, MTV, VH1, BET and Bongo Boy TV either are already airing the video or have it in cue to air within the next 30 days!

Funky 5 by Conceptz feat MelodiQ is scheduled for release on June 9th 2015. Buy it on Itunes . The video is in the editing stage and will release shortly after the single. Based on past performances and successes, there is no doubt that Funky 5 will chart with all the fanfare of previous Conceptz singles!

"Love Jones" is available on iTunes and the trailer for "Funky 5" is already tearing up the internet. Both can be viewed at or

The Rap/Hip Hop Duo Conceptz hails out of Orange County, NY with the help of their management company and label, Hydra Management is rapidly becoming a global brand that has reached millions!

In the past 6 months they have travelled extensively including performances at SOB's in NY, the Caribbean Edge in London, England which featured an appearance at the hottest club in London, Club 49 and most recently in San Diego where they shared the stage with several artists such as Adina Howard and Ray J.

Look for the new single release "Funky 5" from Conceptz to hit the charts this summer". The video which was shot at the Alhambra Ballroom in New York City is scheduled for release in June 2015.

For more info, interviews, booking, performances or appearances

Roy Charles Brown
Hydra Management Services, LLC
914 443 1265

11 Months, 11 Electronic Music Releases By Worldwide Groove Corporation

After working tirelessly for the last 11 months, Kurt Goebel and Ellen Tift have kept on task toward their goal of delivering one new electronic music release a month for a year. Worldwide Groove Corporation's penultimate release in their Year of the Groove combines cinematic strings, electronic synths, and deep metaphorical lyrics calling humanity to a higher purpose. The new song "Human", penned and performed by Tift, has their trademark sophistication combined with epic orchestral elements that keep the listener hooked until the song's dramatic end.

"I wrote this purely from my own creative inspiration," says Tift. "After reading so many headlines and thinking 'oh the humanity', I just needed to get out my angst." So she did what many songwriters do and worked it out in song. "This is a refreshing break from writing for clients and specific song pitches," says Tift. "Most of the time I don't get the luxury of just writing for myself." That is not the only reason this song is special to Worldwide Groove Corporation, as the recording also features background vocals by many of Ellen Tift's family members, ranging in age from 8 to 72. "We took our laptop and microphone with us at Christmas and set up a mini recording studio in my parents' basement," says Tift. Exposed pink insulation served for sound absorption and a Playskool desk was their work surface. All in all, nine of her family members lent their voices to this track, none of whom are professional vocalists. "It wasn't about getting pristine vocals," says Tift,"the whole message of the song is about human beings loving one another, and I wanted the people I love most in this world to be the voices on this recording. I'm thrilled with the result."

Their next release will mark the end of their Year of the Groove, and they are saying the final installment in this series will be unlike anything else they've done in the project. "Without giving too much away, I'll just say that what is coming next has been in the works for at least 4 years and it will show the diversity of our production styles more than anything else we've done," says Goebel.

Those who are curious and want to follow these releases or would like to contact WGC, go to their website at and join the mailing list.

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. Both members of WGC have a Master of Music degree in Media Writing and Production from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. See their full bios on their website.

Soulful Songbird Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley Still Believes With New Music Release

When Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley sings, every ear in the room listens. She has the kind of sultriness that seeps underneath every nook and cranny in the listener and grips with a firm hold. It's one of the reasons why famed director Tyler Perry has continued to cast her for over a decade now in his many productions. With her new music project, "Still Believe," on her independent label, SodaFace Records, Riley has delivered a true showstopper. "Still Believe" is a faith filled, heart drenched conviction of love persevered and Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley delivers sweet dominion with each pumping note.

Passion packed with 12 tracks, penned by Riley and her writing partner, Luke Austin, "Still Believe," reverberates with silky soul, rhythmic R&B, dreamy jazzy undertones and bluesy thunder. "Still Believe in Love," the single release, is a powerhouse declaration of defiance in the face of love gone wrong. Showcasing Riley's scintillating vocal ability, the track is a melodious stampede with righteous fervor. On "Just Can't Stop," another selection, Riley dives in deep and serves up down home, blues trodden angst amid unrequited lust. "Work in Progress" reveals the songbird rocking hard in an anthem for trust-shattered hearts.

Many remember Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley from when she first burst on to the music scene in the late '80's with her torching classic "Thanks for My Child." She has since continued to propel her career and remains a formidable force on today's musical landscape. "Still Believe" is her second independent release since her CD project "Let Me Be Me," four years ago. Her fan base has grown exponentially via her exposure in numerous Tyler Perry projects, including "Madea Gets A Job," "Tyler Perry's Madea's Class Reunion," "Why Did I Get Married?" and most recently her starring role in the Tyler Perry play and DVD project, "Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned."

One of the Brooklyn native's proudest accomplishments to date is her homegrown vehicle, "Black Velvet Mondays," a musicians' and singers' jam session and showcase at New York's legendary Village Underground venue. The Monday night event has been going strong for almost 10 years now and streams live at nurturing an international audience.

"I am so thrilled to be releasing this project right now. I know my audience has been waiting for some new music from me! This project further expresses who I am as an artist and where I am as a being," offers Riley. "We included a few of NYC's most phenomenal musicians and there is a song included which is an ode to my Black Velvet Monday's weekly event and all the artists who participate, titled "Trust Your Gift."

"'Still Believe' is an absolute treasure," adds Riley. "You can press play at the beginning and just let it go. It flows and feels good and you will absolutely want to listen and repeat. I'm excited for everyone to hear this music and look forward to performing it for the world! I still believe that music should be as much about how it personally moves you while listening as it is about how it sounds! With "Still Believe" the songs go beyond your ears and straight to your heart and soul. My prayer is that "Still Believe" touches everyone as a full experience, sounding great and feeling greater!"

"Still Believe" is available on iTunes at