An Underdog's Tale - Over the years of being a publicist I have had the pleasure of writing press releases and other material for some very talented artists. I have always enjo...
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This week, GRAMMY� winning mix engineer Rob Chiarelli has been enjoying two #1 hits. According to Billboard magazine, "This One's For Me and You" has been at the top of the Urban Adult Contemporary Charts for the last 4-weeks. The song was produced and written by GRAMMY� nominated producer Gregg Pagani and mixed by Chiarelli at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. Chiarelli also mixed the #1 Gospel/R&B song "Wanna Be Happy?"(RCA Records/Fo Yo Soul Entertainment) for 7-time GRAMMY� winner Kirk Franklin. The song has been on top of the charts for 38-weeks and was mixed at Encore Studios in Burbank, California. According to Billboard Magazine, the song has been #1 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart for 38-consecutive weeks. Franklin抯 album, 'Losing My Religion', was also mixed by Chiarelli and held the #1 spot on the Top Gospel Albums chart for 10-weeks in a row. TWITTER @robchiarelli WEBSITE http://www.finalmix.com FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/robchiarelli Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci-0k9GojM4
Phantom Records in Association with ZTraxx Music Group presents: On July 30th, 2016 International Recording Artist Zaina Juliette kicks off her Girl Power Benefit Pre-Tour Concert free to the public. This show is dedicated to Mothers and Daughters. First stop, Las Vegas, Nevada. This show is all about Empowerment of women. Zaina Juliette's hot new single "Warrior" coming to radio world wide, is now being called the New Female Anthem. Its all about girl power and how women of the world can bring positive change. Zaina and her Warriors will be helping to make the world a better place by helping others and charities after each show. This show, Zaina Juliette and her team will be trying to "Fill The Truck" with items that will be donated to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, helping those in need. The Warriors are asking those who are attending to bring simple items for from a list provided by the Rescue Mission. Attending Zaina Juliette's Concert will be many Celebrities and Music Industry Executives from Hollywood and New York all coming to Las Vegas for this event. Radio stations street/promotional teams and Radio personalities from 88.1 and iHeart Radio, & 103.9 FM. Radio Vans will be there during the day and for Red Carpet, with give-aways and fun for all. There will be 2 Female opening acts who will be announced soon. Red Carpet is from 4:00 to 6:00pm Show Time starts at 7:00 PM. The Location is at the beautiful The Cashman Theater in Las Vegas 850 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Zaina Juliette is an outstanding entertainer who has been performing since the age of 5. She write music, screenplays, produce, direct films and Live shows. But most of all Zaina Juliette touch people in a powerful way on all of her performances. Zaina as an Artist has been compared to Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruno Mars, Tina Turner. Zaina Juliette is surrounded by some of the most influential and powerful music industry executives. They are gearing her up because they all share the same belief, that Zaina will be one of the best entertainers of today. Zaina is on a mission, she want to do great shows around the world and help those in need. This is her true passion. We'd LOVE to have you join us in Las Vegas for this amazing show and help us support The Las Vegas Rescue Mission. Get you free tickets at www.ZainaJuliette.com There are also 200 VIP Tickets for sale, only 100 left. There are 2,200 free tickets available. Download them at the site. You can also sign the guest list on the site. On information on how you can be involved or become a sponsor please email John Sims at email@example.com or Dale Cross at Dale@ZtraxxMusicGroup.com Website: http://www.ZainaJuliette.com Music: http://www.702events.com/calendar.php#/event/5599116-girl-power-pre-tour-benefit-concert-featuring-z
What could Mysterium Music have in common with Gene Simmons, Diana Ross, Prince, Eddie & Charlie Murphy, Shalamar, Dave Chappelle, Little Steven Van Zant, and Cheap Trick? Micki Free! This weekend, the artist and label will attend MIDEM in Cannes, France to share a preview of his forthcoming album with international distributors; Suzanne Doucet and Beth Ann Hilton are facilitating their meetings. Mysterium Music and its founder Trisha Bowden are renowned for the label's unique, high-quality, award-winning meditation and relaxation music. Today, Bowden announced that Mysterium is welcoming GRAMMY Award winner Micki Free to the label for the release of his next Native American flute album titled The Native American Flute as Therapy in August 2016. Free joins Mysterium's roster of beloved New Age artists including Peter Kater (also attending MIDEM), Agrelia's Castle (Paul & April Brown), Paul McCandless, Paul Lloyd Thomas and vocalist Trisha Bowden. The album, incorporating a unique blend of flute, spoken word and instrumentals, promotes relaxation and enlightenment. The collection will feature among its spiritually-uplifting song titles "Candle Light," "Scented Oil," "Positive Energy" and "Pressure Points." He recorded "The Lavender Touch" on the day Prince passed away, and renamed it "Lavender Kiss" as a soulful lament for his friend, in the legend's honor. This new project is the latest addition to an instrumental music catalog that includes The Sun Chase, Free's first love song flute CD written about his trials, hopes and loves through his travels on Native American Flutes; Sedona Free, written about the "sacred spiritual red earth" and Native American ancestors/peoples of Sedona, Arizona; and Comanche, which he dedicated to his family and the Comanche tribe. In May, Free will take a break from collaborating on the recording with producer/keyboardist Paul Brown in Nashville; he's set to make a live guest appearance in Carlos Santana's Las Vegas Show, record an interview for VladTV in Los Angeles, and attend MIDEM in France to establish international touring and distribution for both his Native American music and his Blues/Rock Band, American Horse. Free became well-known to a younger audience in 2004, when his manner of dress and appearance during the late '80s (and that of Prince) was parodied by Dave Chappelle in his Chappelle's Show sketch "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories: Prince: Uncensored." The skit is included in many "Top 10 Best" comedy lists, and according to BILLBOARD (4/25/16) it was viewed over 600,000 within days of Prince's passing, generating interview requests and new interest in the long-term friendship between Free and Prince. When Micki Free picked up the guitar for the first time as a young teenager after seeing Jimi Hendrix play live in Germany, he set a multi-faceted course with musical destiny that would alternately embrace and conquer the distinct worlds of rock and roll, pop/R&B and � drawing inspiration from his heritage as a mixed blood Cherokee/Comanche - Native American flute music. Over the past four decades, the GRAMMY Award winner and five-time Native American Music Award winner's eclectic muse has inspired him to find an artful cultural balance between the rock world and new age music as a renowned guitarist and flutist. Discovered by Gene Simmons when his Illinois based band Smokehouse opened for KISS, Ted Nugent and REO Speedwagon, Free joined funk-soul group Shalamar in 1984, the year they reached the Top 20 with "Dancing In The Sheets" from the Footloose soundtrack; the following year, they won a Grammy (Best Album of an Original Score Written For a Motion Picture) for "Don't Get Stopped in Beverly Hills," from the multi-platinum Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack. After an eight-year run with Shalamar, Free hooked up with Jean Beauvoir and formed Crown of Thorns, which was managed by Amazing Management (Simmons and fellow KISS member Paul Stanley). Launching his solo career in the early 2000s, he earned recognition from the Native American Music Awards, where he won Top Male Artist (2002) and Pop Rock Artist (2004). In 2002, Free created the Micki Free Electric Blues Experience and also worked with LA & Babyface, Queen's Roger Taylor, Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin, and others. Over the years, Free has performed and/or recorded with Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones, Diana Ross (who also managed his career), Janet Jackson, Little Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band), Prince, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman-Santana, Cheap Trick, Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), and many others. In 2004, the Seminole Tribe purchased Hard Rock Caf� International and invited him to be a worldwide ambassador and Director of Promotions and special events. Free appeared each year from 2007-2010 at the massive Hard Rock Calling Festival in London's Hyde Park in front of 100,000 fans. Find more info at www.mickifreenativeamericanflute.com/ and www.MysteriumMusic.com Please direct MIDEM and media requests to Beth Ann Hilton, m: 310-560-8390 or BethHilton@TheBCompany.com
After 7 months from his latest "Rainbow" the Italian guitarplayer, singer and songwriter Steve Saluto, (known to be "a recording studio genius" ) is releasing "The Power of 6 Flowers" on Monday, June 6, 2016 via The Orchard. Fans will be able to buy online the album on all the music digital stores. In the meantime, 3 days ago, the video from the single "GET OUT" has been uploaded on the Official Steve Youtube Channel... A song that brings the fans directly to the seventies, to Woodstock, to the flower power and hippies era... and you won't able to stop dancing. Written, Performed, Recorded and Produced by Steve himself "The Power Of 6 Flowers" is an album that transcends genres; It's a journey of 6 songs through happy and sad and intimate moments of life� as Steve said "The 6 songs are pictures of moments; Life is Love and Loss. Period... But, you know, it ain't over till it's over so never give up ... "... As a result, "The Power Of 6 Flowers" is a remarkably diverse album that pushes boundaries on Saluto's evolution as an artist and it has much to offer to the listeners. Whether it's slick beats, guitar slinging or vivid storytelling, Saluto's 15th effort launches the artist into new territories showing exactly why it's absolutely necessary to keep a watchful eye on him. TRACKLIST: 1) GET OUT 2) WORDS 3) CRUCIFY THE VISIONARY 4) DON'T TOUCH ME 5) THE COLDNESS THE DISTANCE 6) IT AIN'T ME Website: http://www.stevesaluto.com/ Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D02oWAGR5k
When the National Park Service decided to create a CD of songs about the parks to promote their Junior Ranger program, all National Parks were offered the chance to submit something appropriate. From all the parks in all 50 states only 12 songs were selected for the final project. "Fly Manu, Fly", from songwriters Janet Fisher and Rance Pinao, speaks about the Ala Kahakai Trail, the abundant nature found there, and the connection with Hawaiian ancestors who trod the same path in ancient times. Janet Fisher has over 100 songs in film, television shows, and ads, and Rance Pinao, a long time musician and performer, teaches ukulele and Hawaiian language songs every Monday at the Kaloko Honokohau National Historical Park. The two musicians met during kanikapila (jam) sessions at Lanihau Center in Kailua Kona, and started working on the song for the park late last year. They recorded it in Waimea, submitted it to the park project, and was notified their song was slated to be on the CD project. "We are so proud to be included," said Fisher. "We made it a point to speak about the Hawaiian culture and language in the song and to capture the native respect for nature and the importance of the past. We wanted listeners to get a picture of the true Hawaii and walking the trail. Working with Rance, Matt (Manewa), and all the other fine musicians here in Kona was an inspiration." Pinao added, "When first thinking about the song, my thoughts were of an Iwa (frigatebird) flying above little boys and girl walking along enjoying the Ala Kahakai Trail that travels through all our national parks here in Hawaiʻi. 'Fly Manu Fly' was a joint effort between Janet Fisher and I, her expertise in writing the song was truly amazing. We both look forward to continuing writing other songs that reflect the beauty and spirit of our island." The park recently sponsored a CD release party, and the musicians were awarded their official CDs, which are for sale in all the National Park stores. The song also features background vocals and musical sweetening from other island musicians, Teri Stewart, Carl NaMahoe, Ken Cozine, Matt Manewa, Craig Sauer, and Harrell Baker. Website: http://www.janetfisher.com