Friday, May 20, 2016

Registration Closing For 21st Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Deadline is fast approaching for the 21st Annual USA Songwriting Competition. Songwriters vie for a chance to win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as music gear. Winning songs will be receiving radio airplay. Songwriters can enter in 15 different song categories such as: Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, etc.

The 2016 USA Songwriting Competition is sponsored by PRS Guitars, Sony, D'Addario Strings, Recording Magazine, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Audio-Technica, Full Compass Music Stores, Presonus, Sonoma Wireworks, IK Multimedia, Intellitouch Tuners, Sweetwater and Landr

Last year's winners Los Angeles based Folk/Pop band "Distant Cousins" win Overall Grand Prize at the 20th Annual USA Songwriting Competition with their song "Are You Ready (On Your Own)" The song is written by Ami Kozak, Dov Rosenblatt & Duvid Swirsky.

The song was featured in the 2016 American Idol (first episode) as well as Box office hit motion picture 'This Is Where I Leave You', starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey. This is the third consecutive year that the top winner has a song placed in a box office hit movie.

The 2014 winning song by Justine and Kerris Dorsey was featured in the box office hit movie "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner. The 2013 winner American Authors' song was placed in the hit movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine and Sean Penn. American Authors is a rock group from New York City. They hit #1 on the Billboard Charts after they win at the 2013 USA Songwriting Competition. The song has been certified double platinum.

Distant Cousins is a relatively new band but their songs have been featured in commercials such as German soft drink "Lift" and Macy's, on TV programs such as Graceland, Criminal Minds and Fly Away.

USA Songwriting Competition has been honoring songwriters from all over the world. Winners came from Australia, Japan, Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil, South Africa, USA, etc. Past winners have gotten recording contracts, getting their songs on film, TV as well as getting cuts with major artists. The 2013 Top winner rock band "American Authors" hit #1 on the Billboard Charts and went Double Platinum, selling over 2 million copies. The 2007 winner Air Gold hit Top 10 on the Billboard charts with his winning song 6 months after his win. The 2005 Winner of the Country category had his winning song cut by Country Superstar Faith Hill. The 2005 winner of the Pop category was signed by Interscope Records. Our 2008 winner appeared on David Letterman TV show and got signed to a record label.

The Deadline to enter is May 27th. Time is running out to enter, visit:

Corey Andrew Commands "Everybody Up!" With His First Solo Dance Single On Xcalibur Records

After years of stellar collaborations as a featured vocalist for some of the biggest names in the business, Corey Andrew has released his first ever, solo dance single, "Everybody Up!" The new Xcalibur Records release boasts massive peak time mixes showcasing the powerful and soulful vocals that Corey has become known for.

An instant contender as a top 2016 summer anthem, "Everybody Up!" delivers relentless electro-house with a radio edit and extended original mix that is sure to summon all bodies to the dance floor. Rounding out the package, producer Dan Aslow serves up a bouncy, trip-house experience that will have everybody's hands way up high.

As one of the most sought after vocalists and songwriters on the EDM scene, Corey Andrew (a Grammy voting member and BMI songwriter) scored his first Billboard Breakout hit, "Dance Floor Emergency" with producer, Eddie Amador (Madonna, Seal, Jason Derulo). He next soared all the way to #1 at Beatport with his massive remake of Marshall Jefferson's "Move Your Body" (Produced by Peter Brown AKA The Grower & with remixes by Jesse Garcia).

In just a short time, Corey's discography has emerged as a who's who of Dance Music royalty, including hit tracks with Da Hool, Eddie Thoneick, Denis The Menace & Big World, Noir, DJ Exacta, Jesse Garcia, Mike la Funk and more. And the list of top names who have remixed Corey's tracks is equally as impressive; inclusive of Jerry Ropero, Richard Grey, Muzzaik, David Penn, Rene Amesz, Hex Hector, the list goes on.

Writing for other artists has also turned out to be a strong move for Corey as he's co-written hit tracks for some of Europe's top stars, among them, The Voice-Belgium's winner Natalia, and Latvian pop sensation, DJ Ella (both on Universal Records).

Check out Corey's single "On a Trip" with DaHool from the 2015 German teenage comedy "Abshussfahrt" (Soundtrack – Armada Records) and stay tuned for his featured vocals on the hot new remake of Marshall Jefferson's "Ride the Rhythm"- produced by international talents, Kid Massive and DJ Sign.

The sky is the limit for Corey as both a songwriter and vocalist as he continues to collaborate with top producers in music, film and television. One thing's for certain as he builds legions of fans, radio play and social media followers from all around the world – Corey Andrew is a musical force to be reckoned with.

Award Winning Guitarist Actor Releases New CD

Boosweet Records released the long awaited 5th solo CD of award winning guitarist/actor Vernon Neilly called "Outta Time" along with his new music video single entitled "They Don't Care" which is already being played nationally on major market video channels. Vernon as he is accustomed, assembled an all-star list of guests such Greg Howe (Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Frank Gambale (Chic Corea, Vital Information), Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Jeff Beck, Tarja), Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth, Angra), Philip Bynoe(Steve Vai), Victor Johnson (Sammy Hagar, The Busboys), Mattias "IA" Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Juan Nelson (Ben Haper) and more virtuoso talent, to deliver a definitive musical proclamation.

Outta Time is not just a exposition of super talented musicians but a statement of today's social and political climate, as corruption in government worldwide looms large, as serious issues like inequality, poverty, starvation, viral epidemics, global climate change, and other serious subjects do not get the proper attention they deserve in the news mainstream media that they deserve, but things worsen daily. Vernon by means of cutting edge musical tracks and powerful video images, attack the senses of the hearer and viewer to evoke powerful emtions. Vernon's previous projects have charted Top 10 Billboard Charts retail, also FMQB Top 10 Radio Charts and "Outta Time" looks to not only equal, but surpass the success of his prior releases. Vernon an avid Jimi Hendrix music lover covers one of Jimi's major hits "Fire", which is updated and re-arranged by Vernon and guitarist supreme Greg Howe. Just imagine Prince and Lenny Kravitz teaming up, a heavy, grooving, pulsating declaration, his is what the new "Fire" is.

With this much musical firepower, carefully crafted songs that combine strong melodies and catchy choruses, "Outta Time" is destined to be one of the hit recording projects of 2016. The CD is already available for download at all major digital retailers, and physical copies can be ordered at or through distribution.

See the new video "They Don't Care" playing now on

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

MarilynMusic Is Excited To Announce Their New Youtube Music Channel

MarilynMusic has created a new music channel on YouTube.

All of the NY/LA based Music Production company's songs and videos will be available there, in addition to their other internet locations.

They'll also be posting one to two songs a week on Facebook, and they encourage fans to "like" the songs.

In addition to expanding their internet presence, Casey Conrad and Michael Gaines of MarilynMusic continue to write and produce new material at their East and West coast studios.

"Adding the You Tube channel is another step in increasing our visibility, and getting our music heard by as many people as possible." said Conrad.

"We've also added several new tracks to our catalogue, including more country songs, 'It's Gotta Be Good' and 'Ain't That As Good As It Gets,' two fun and engaging party tunes. The tracks are burning, but we're still looking for the right singer to fit the songs. It's a challenge to find authentic country voices in New York City." He added.

Two other new MarilynMusic recordings "No Stone Left Unturned" and "Different," feature the voice of Colin Smith, lead singer of the band "Hundred Hounds," based in New York. He also tours with Christina Aguilera while maintaining a stellar career as a solo artist.

"It's always a pleasure to have Colin Smith work on one of our tracks. He adds much more than his great voice to the recording process. His collaborative spirit and musicality make every song better." Gaines commented.

MarilynMusic's combination of high quality production, musicianship, and accessible tunes, continues to impress.

Zen2u releases album "Echoes of Industry"

Red Filter Sounds is proud to present Echoes of Industry, a new album of recordings by Zen2u. Established in 2015, Red Filter Sounds' mission is to bring new talent to listeners around the world with an original vision for various genres of ambient electronic music.

Forrest Old of Red Filter Sounds states: "As the first compendium of electronica pieces published by Red Filter Sounds, Echoes of Industry represents a stepping off point with a new take on downtempo ambient electronic music. As a producer of electronic music for 25 years, Zen2u is embarking on a new creative path in ambient "analog sounds" music."

Zen2u states: "Zen2u works with an analog oriented palette of machine made noise. It is hoped the listener taps into this imperfect flow of sound and finds a forgotten human moment in these 'echoes of industry'."

Echoes of Industry is available for listening at April 27, 2016.

Also available the same day is Stride, a new sound piece by Zen2u off the Echoes of Industry album. Stride can be found on Spotify, You Tube Music, Amazon, iTunes, Tidal and many more music services.

Please note: More featured artists of the genre are available at

Red Filter Sounds
(347) 244-9758