Friday, October 28, 2016

Brandon Jarod "Kiss Me" Music Review

Brandon Jarod, a self-taught and multi-instrument playing hip hop artist from Virginia Beach, released his latest single "Kiss Me", proving his bold skills and talents in writing, producing, and vocals once again. If you have listened to the first two releases back in 2013 by Brandon, the latest single "Kiss Me" is definitely stepping out of your expectations - in a sexy, even dirty way with catchy melodies and riveting lyrics. On top of that, Brandon's skillful and textured vocal completes the song with sensitive embroideries. This is definitely one of those songs that would seep into your brain deeper and deeper with repeated plays.

Brandon Jarod started Nicobe records and released his debut in 2010. From his first release, "The Crush EP" to the latest single "Kiss Me," it is evident that Brandon is hitting the icon status in the industry sooner rather than later. His other release came in 2013, "The Age of Zero EP." Brandon set himself along when starting his music and that has been his drive. His target has always been to be the best at what he does, and that is experiencing his music through instruments and performance. Brandon has over the years mastered his vocal range, and he has been able to create his unique voice that is not associated with anyone else in the industry.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Heartbeat Of The World, The New Album By WORLD5 Released On Spectra Music Group

"Heartbeat Of The World", the band's sophomore album release, contains 11 Adult Contemporary / Pop-Rock tracks, with Grammy Award winner, Pat Hunt, in the album's spotlight. Hunt's driving vocals command the songs without dominating them. His flawless delivery is perhaps best compared to James Ingram and Michael McDonald. Complimenting these features is the brilliant guitar work of Joe Gavito and Steffen Goeres, Grammy Award winner Randy Miller on bass and Raimund Breitfeld on drums.

"Delivered with style and grace, WORLD5's "Heartbeat Of The World" is a reassuring truly comforting piece of pop. Group play is magnificent as WORLD5 listen to each other." - Skope Magazine

"A sparkling brilliant recording, plus an awesome message" - Code Zero Radio
"Heartbeat of the World" mixes familiar elements of 80's, 90's, and current pop rock music. Simply put, this single is super easy to listen to. The message of the song is very clear since there isn't any complicated and cryptic lyrics." -24OurMusic

The album was officially debuted and presented on the celebrity show "The Jimmy Star Show" ( The interview on wednesday Oct 5, together with actress / singer Orfeh received more than 3 million plays on Soundcloud. The show is also broadcasted to 16.5 million radio listeners, over 20 million television subscribers of Roku, Google and Apple Tv and over 50 million iHeart Radio subscribers.

The album has been added to playlists on giants such as Clear Channel Network / IHeart Radio and is already broadcasted worldwide through terrestrial and internet radio, podcasts and music blogs.

The album "Heartbeat Of The World" is distributed globally by Spectra Music Group and is available from iTunes, Amazon and all music outlets for convenient purchase and download.

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Listeners will immensely enjoy this "Globally-influenced" mix of these 5 musicians:
-Pat Hunt - lead vocals and keyboards (Katy, TX, USA),
-Joe Gavito - guitars, vocals (Houston, TX, USA),
-Steffen Goeres - guitars (Wellington, New Zealand),
-Randy Miller - bass, vocals (Houston, TX, USA),
-Raimund Breitfeld - drums, percussion (Gothenburgh, Sweden)

Spectra Music Group: Since 1999, the label is considered the largest independent label in North America and has a roster of over 450 artists across all genres of music ranging from award winning artists to the best up and coming artists.

Artist and Label contact :
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Preaching To Songwriters To Manage Metadata, SongNook Software Offers The Answer

Independent music startup Mesa Sand Ventures has announced the upcoming release of their newest software product for independent songwriters and artists to manage their music catalogs, called SongNook.

"For the last half-dozen years, I have been preaching to indies about the desperate need to manage their metadata," says software designer, Paul Bordenkircher. "We've seen dramatic growth in digital music such as streaming. In addition, the ensuing lawsuits over licensing make it more important than ever for independent artists and songwriters to have a strong handle on their metadata."

"The Spotify suit alone has hundreds of millions of dollars at stake," Bordenkircher notes. "Without proper metadata and documentation for your works, independent songwriters could lose out on these and other actions if you can't supply the proper metadata."

He describes SongNook as "an affordable, feature-packed solution for independent songwriters to manage their song catalogs."

About SongNook

SongNook is a standalone personal database solution, allowing users to track a variety of information split into three main areas: Song Catalog, Contacts and Activity. The Song Catalog area tracks all items about each individual song, including key, tempo, lyrics, genre and style, and includes media fields to store up to 6 audio versions and 2 video versions. The Contacts area is used to log names and addresses of music industry professionals. The Activity area allows a user to track any activity concerning their catalog, such as pitches, linking Contacts to entries from the Song Catalog.

"Now, you can remember which songs you pitched to whom, and when," Bordenkircher adds. The system will also linking of documents, such as publishing contracts, to the appropriate songs in the Song Catalog.

Minimum system requirements for Windows include:
Windows 8 and newer
Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 or newer

Minimum system requirements for Mac include:
Intel-based Mac running OS X Lion 10.7 and newer

SongNook is scheduled to go live on October 5th on the product website at It retails for $49. More information can be obtained at the product website.

The History of SongNook

Like many software solutions, SongNook was designed and built out over the last twelve years from a personal need. "My wife, CJ Borden, is a songwriter, and we continually struggled to put together something to manage CJ's songs and what we were doing with them," Bordenkircher comments. "We just couldn't find something to keep track of her music. It seemed other solutions either didn't exist, or started at a five-figure price point, which is way out of financial range for most independents."

About Mesa Sand Ventures, LLC:

Mesa Sand Ventures is a music, arts and entertainment company based in Mobile, Alabama. The principal mission of Mesa Sand Ventures, is to assist independent artists in the development, promotion and sale of their creative works.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Howling Halloween At Bongo Boy TV. Season 5 Episode 1093 Features Indie Music Videos And Exclusive Featured Short Film - Vicious Minds Project From Switzerland

Season 5 Episode 1093
Review by Dawn Beloit | Steel Notes Magazine

October - The Bongo Boy Rock N' Roll TV Show is proud to present the latest episode in their Rock N' Roll TV Show series, "Howling Halloween" featuring 6 Halloween Music production by talented independent international recording artists in 1 special � hour TV show.

This Bongo Boy TV produced episode airs on all 60+ channels in the Bongo Boy TV Network of broadcast from Mid-October till November 5th.

With broadcast rotation in New York on Tuesday October 28th at 8:30pm in Manhattan and on November 5th at 5:00pm in all the 5 boroughs of New York City. For a complete broadcast schedule, please visit

Chicago native, Sarantos uses his bazaar sense of humor in his "Halloween Song" video. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I found this video hysterical. The video is a goofy spoof on Halloween folklore and associations. With a Michael Jackson zombie character in Michael's "Thriller" get up and parodies on the Bloody Mary legend , you cannot help but have fun with this video.

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Music Video Director: Sarantos

Los Angeles native, Characula is a sexy Elvira character in her "Mummy Dance" video. With less than serious Egyptian symbolism and Siouxsie and The Banshees vocals, Characula does a good job in this spooky video. Let us not forget the tarantula guest star just for those with a bit of arachnophobia.
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Music Video Director: Martin Julian, CSC

Swiss native, Michael Resin is back in the Bongo Boy set list; this time with a short film/music video. Jumping on the zombie apocalypse bandwagon; Resin's main character is duped by zombies and turned into one. Of course, this would not be a Michael Resin video without a few crooning zombies. The short film has good cinematography and is engaging for the Halloween aficionados.
Vicious Minds Project
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Film Director: Michael Resin

Philadelphia's Frankie Storm looks more like a young Iman than an assassin but she means business. With her song "Shooter" Storm may seem more at home modeling assault weapon fashion than haute couture but she certainly can hold her own in the hip hop/R&B genre. The video may not t for the faint of heart but Frankie Storm's vocals and video character portrayal certainly make her a force to be reckoned with.
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Music Video Director: Shannon Muir

Another Swiss native, Nick Le Juge provides an instrumental backdrop to a biker bar execution video. "Dancing on My Grave" is filmed in a motorcycle club where the locals participate in an electric chair surprise complete with a metal pasta strainer head gear and some very cool special effects make up. Le Juge's music reminds me a bit of The Cult, I would be curious to hear what else the band has in store.
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Music Video Director: Julien Humbert-Droz

VERONIKA performs a brief stint that adds a bit of flair to the episode. The sultry, Ukrainian singer is a video darling. "Camera" is an interesting artistic concept and Veronika could easily double as a fashion model. Featuring. Francois Sagat
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Music Video Director: Yevgeniy Timokhin

The Accelerators from New Jersey with "Sex In The Cemetery", this band have an uncanny, similar sound to The Ramones. I was expected them to launch into "Pet Cemetery" at any moment. A band with a late 1970s punk feel and when the lead vocalist has a "Ghost Hunters" shirt, you can't go wrong.
Music Video Director: Ron Nole

The Bongo Boy Rock N' Roll TV Show is produced by Grammy members Gar Francis and Monique Grimme and is fully funded by sponsorships from all the indie musicians and their affiliations in each episode and Bongo Boy Records. Bongo Boy TV produces and distributes the Bongo Boy Rock N' Roll TV Show, which puts the spotlight on independent artists and their music videos worldwide. All TV episodes are available on their online channel:

Bongo Boy TV is Real Television on 54 channels across the USA offered in 2 regions � New York City and National.

Bongo Boy TV is also available via GO INDIE TV RokuChannel, AppleTV and Amazon FireTV via GO INDIE TV. Also you can watch the series on DISH ON DEMAND made possible by ROCKSTAR Multi Vitamins and Galaxy Television Network. For a complete broadcast schedule, please visit Email:

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Indie Rocker Albert Bevia To Release His Debut EP "You." On October 15, 2016

Indie rocker Albert Bevia is set to release his anticipated debut EP "You." on October 15, 2016 via iTunes and Amazon.

Albert Bevia is a indie rock singer-songwriter from Segorbe, Spain, inspired by the 80's New Romantics sound and the Factory Records era.

His 7-song debut EP brings back memories of the late 70's to the early 80's post punk movement. No denying the obvious influences of The Smiths, Joy Divison, and The

cure, but with his own sound and style.

After receiving several glowing reviews from top music blogs and magazines, this is an artist to keep your eye on.

To learn more about Albert Bevia visit:

Official Website: