Saturday, December 3, 2016

Nominated At Film Festivals Now The Album Praying For A Miracle By Michael Resin Released On Bongo Boy Records

Bongo Boy Records announces the release of "Praying For A Miracle"; the full length studio album by Swiss recording artist Michael Resin. The 10 track album is making its way to Hong Kong with Bongo Boy Records Star Program. This release will be available in Greater China, Taiwan, Malaysia and other Asian countries and here in the USA via CDBABY Worldwide distributors.

Michaël Resin residents in Lausanne, Switzerland and took music lessons at a very young age. Michaël has released a few singles and two albums with Stéphane Resin under the group name Be-Boys. In 2015 Michaël recorded his first solo single called "Point Of No Return" of his debut album "Emotion Sickness". Which were followed by a second single "What I Feel For You" and 3rd single "Only Human" in 2015.

Michaël returns to Bongo Boy Records with his solo album "Praying For A Miracle" and Bongo Boy Records is excited to distribute and promote Michael Resin’s latest album on their growing International roster.

This summer Michaël's music video "Falling feat. Benjamin Karmer" was aired on Television in New York City and went in heavy rotation Coast to Coast on 54 TV Channels that same month.

As a Film Director, Michaël has also produced the short film. "Vicious Minds Project" was seen last month on National Television in the USA via The Bongo Boy Rock n Roll TV show series. The short film has been accepted in many film festivals this winter and also has been nominated for the Nashville Universe Awards – Short Film. This film is available on Blu-ray and Amazon On Demand.

"Praying For A Miracle" is available via CDBABY as Compact Disc and Digital Downloads. The album is also available in Asia with Bongo Boy Records ASIA as a digital download with online retail sites like KKBOX, Omusic, Taiwan Mobile, OMusic, Xiami, China Telecom, China Unicom and many others.

Praying For A Miracle - Album
1. World Is Mine 2:26
2. Vicious Minds Project 3:48
3. Get Away 2:37
4. Gates Of Hell 3:31
5. New Romance 4:00
6. Nothing Is Forever 4:44
7. Lord Knows 3:12
8. Falling feat Benjamin Karmer 3:18
9. Praying For A Miracle 3:24
10.Vicious Minds Project Acoustic 3:21

Available on Bongo Boy Records
Artist official website:
Twitter @michaelresin


Killer Tracks Releases "Legacy"

Killer Tracks announces Legacy, a groundbreaking new addition to its production music catalog. Recorded live with an 81-piece orchestra, the collection of 12 original tracks represents the collaborative effort of four gifted composers and some of the industry's most talented contemporary vocalists. The result is a lush and invigorating musical journey blending rich orchestral arrangements and soaring vocals in trailer formats that will set the standard for the genre for years to come.

More than six months in the making Legacy is among Killer Track's most ambitious recording projects to date. "We assembled a group of composers, singers and musicians who are among the best in the business and tasked them with creating a new sound," says Killer Tracks executive producer Ryan Perez-Daple. "They pushed limits and you can hear it."

Killer Tracks composers featured in the project include Gregg Lehrman, Boris Nonte, Cyrus Reynolds and Billy Van. Vocalists include Keely Bumford, Sarah Westen Rasmussen, Ali Meredith-Lacey, Anthony Starble, Alexandra Schultz, Jay Stolar, Phillip Howard and Jeffrey Kolhede.

Lehrman, the recent recipient of an ASCAP Award for his work on the television series Ground Floor, found the concept of blending orchestra and vocals intriguing and the collaborative process of working with the other composers and vocalists (some located halfway around the globe) energizing. "There were a lot of brilliant people involved in this project," he says. "Half the fun was throwing out an idea and seeing what someone else came up with."

"It was a challenge to create big, cinematic music with vocals. The orchestra fills out the spectrum; adding vocals on top of that is a delicate craft. But, the results are amazing."

Lehrman points to the track Want It All as indicative of the album's intoxicating fusion of pop sensibilities and orchestral power. "It begins intimately with the music crafted around the vocals, and then it grows and grows toward a huge climax," he says.

It's that balance of style and grace that gives Legacy its unique sound and what makes it perfect for trailer producers looking for something new. "In the trailer world, you typically see purely instrumental tracks...all of these tracks include accompanying vocals," says Van. "It was cool to push that boundary."

Instrumental versions and shorter edits are also available for all tracks on the album.
Click here to see the behind-the-scenes making of Legacy.

Track Listing
1. Lay Me Down (Sarah Westen Rasmussen, William Patrick Van Alstine)
2. Oh Brother (Ali Meredith-Lacey, Cyrus Reynolds, Gregg Lehrman)
3. Take These Arms (Anthony Starble, William Patrick Van Alstine)
4. Want It All (Boris Nonte, Gregg Lehrman, Keeley Bumford)
5. Dawn of Destruction (Boris Nonte, Gregg Lehrman, Phillip Howard)
6. Move Along (Alexandra Schultz, Gregg Lehrman, John Christopher Nye)
7. I Will Be Waiting (Sarah Westen Rasmussen, William Patrick Van Alstine)
8. Black Out the Sun (Jay Stolar, William Patrick Van Alstine)
9. Lux (Connor Shambrook, Cyrus Reynolds, Gregg Lehrman)
10. The Flood (Cyrus Reynolds, Gregg Lehrman, Phillip Howard)
11. The Wolves (Cyrus Reynolds, Gregg Lehrman, Keeley Bumford)
12. Half-Life (Cyrus Reynolds, Gregg Lehrman, Jeffrey Kolhede)

Executive Producer: Ryan Perez-Daple

Recorded at: Budapest Music Center, Budapest, Hungary
Performed by: the Hungarian Studio Orchestra
Conducted by: Peter Pejtsik
Concertmasters: Balazs Bujtor, Pal Jasz
Recording Engineer: Viktor Szabo
Assistant Engineer: Tibor Laho

About Killer Tracks
Killer Tracks is a global source for pre-cleared music for film, television, advertising and interactive media. With more than 2,700 active albums from 37 global libraries, the Killer Tracks catalog spans every genre and features original works from some of the music industry's most innovative composers, artists and producers. The premium catalog is continuously enhanced with exclusive recordings and new music updates. Friendly, knowledgeable support is always available through a dedicated team of music search specialists and licensing experts. When music matters, rely on the production music experts at Killer Tracks.
For more information, visit or follow @killertracks on Twitter and Instagram.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Jean Beauvoir & Crown Of Thorns

Two festivals Jean Beauvoir and his band Crown of Thorns played this summer included The Graspop Metal Festival and Rockingham Live both of which features the best melodic hard rock bands from around the world. Both festivals have been able to attract the most popular international bands in the genre from around the world due to their large international followings which continue to grow annually.

Crown of Thorns was formed by Jean Beauvoir after being asked by Jimmy Iovine if he would be interested in recording something for Interscope. When word spread of the Jean Beauvoir project for his newly created band it led to a highly publicized bidding war between labels in the industry; including a bid by Prince, a fan of Beauvoir's previous works.

Interscope Records emerged the victor with a reported $1M bid with the Crown of Thorns self titled debut album eventually being released internationally through various labels. It remained on the UK ROCK charts for 6-months resulting in international stadium tours with well known bands and artists including Bon Jovi, Van Halen and Slash.

As a multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter and producer Jean Beauvoir has generated sales in excess of 40-million records worldwide to date and counting. His catalogue through his company Hot Boy Music/Universal Music contains over 500 published songs internationally. He continues to write, record and produce for himself as well as many other artists/bands. He tours as a solo artist and as the front man of his two internationally recognized bands; Crown of Thorns and Voodoo X.

Over the past two decades Jean Beauvoir has appeared on over 200-albums and collaborated with five artists who have been inducted into the ROCK 'n ROLL HALL of FAME.

Jean Beauvoir | Interview

Jean Beauvoir | Official Site

Crown of Thorns | Official FaceBook

Crown of Thorns | iTunes


Thursday, December 1, 2016

R&B Artist Jaye Valentine Launches Pandora Station Bringing Unique Sound To 250 Million Music Lovers Nationwide

Fresh on the heels of a performance-packed summer, Jaye Valentine is announcing the launch of her own Pandora internet radio station. Valentine's move to Pandora, one of the world's most popular personalized radio platforms,puts her music at the fingertips of more than 250 million music lovers in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.

The station features new music from Valentine's much-celebrated EP, "SPECTRUM," including fan favorites This Night Only and Alter Ego. Also featured on the station are selections from other artists whose albums exemplify Valentine's musical style, which according to Pandora isis characterized by modern R&B stylings, electronica influences, a subtle use of vocal harmony, groove based composition and melodic phrasing.

"I'm ecstatic for the launch of my Pandora station and for the opportunity for new and old fans to enjoy my music in rotation with other chart-topping artists that I admire, respect and enjoy," said Valentine. "The digital music revolution continues to usher in a wealth of opportunities for artists to gain new fans and listeners from across the globe, and I'm eager for even more opportunities to share my music with the world."

While Valentine's Pandora station and other opportunities have greatly increased her online reach and influence this year, she's continued to dominate offline and on stage with several high profile performances in top markets across the country. Last month, Valentine was a featured performer during Macy's Rip the Runway, one of the biggest fashion shows in the southeast. The event took place during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta and was hosted by Empire's V. Bozeman.

Valentine's tour schedule also recently included a performance at the Houston Jerk Festival, one of the country's largest Caribbean-themed events, and she had the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at Destiny Empowerment Seminar 2016, enjoying top billing alongside some of the nation's most accomplished and celebrated leaders in business and entertainment.

To listen to Jaye Valentine's newly launched Pandora station and follow the artist on the platform, visit or download the app. For more information about the artist and inquiries regarding bookings, endorsements and other elite opportunities, visit or contact Velma Trayham, founder of ThinkZILLA Consulting at 888-509-1145 or


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Washington State Rock Band Sees Charitable Efforts Pay Off

Snohomish, Washington's very own blues/rock sensation Under The Puddle is working hard to make a big splash in the music industry in 2016.

Their debut album "Moody Autumn" was released on March 31st and distributed by Distro KID. It is currently available on all major streaming networks and available for purchase on ITunes and the band's website.

The band has seen moderate success since the album release via their promotional efforts and through their charitable activities. The band has taken an activist approach to raising awareness about access to clean drinking water in their own state. Under The Puddle has recently been featured in the Snohomish News (link) and Skope Magazine (link) for their charitable campaigns of handing out clean drinking water and raising awareness.

Currently with the upcoming release of their first music video the band hopes to broaden their fan base via exposure and continuing to raise awareness about clean drinking water through their charitable activities.

Music Video Link

Band Website –
Band Soundcloud –

Discover Lyn Stanley | CD In Development "Looking For Angel Eyes"

"To Lyn-A Great Talent!" – Sammy Nestico

He chose these words to inscribe Lyn Stanley's copy of his autobiography.

Music was always part of Stanley's life. Her mother was a spirited jitterbug dancer, her father was an enthusiastic amateur jazz pianist and her grandfather was a trained opera singer. Despite this grounding in the arts, Stanley's mother steered her toward a corporate profession. College, a communications degree, a Ph.D. program, marriage, a successful businesswoman and later a competitive ballroom dancer took her elsewhere, but the lure of song is strong. She then sought out the late pianist Paul Smith and asked for a hearing. Vocal coach Annette Warren Smith, his widow, describes their reaction: "We couldn't get over how good she was. She knew she was a great dancer but she didn't know how good she was as a singer."

Lyn Stanley is dedicated not only to singing great songs in a singular manner but to making a fantastic-sounding ALBUM as well. This singer knows her way around quality recording reproduction, hiring the engineering monarchy of sound—veteran and 23 Grammy awards legend Al Schmitt and mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. She records as the big names did at their respective peaks, at top tier places like Avatar in NYC and Hollywood's Capitol Recording studios. That voice of hers is captured the way it should be, via Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole's most beloved microphone, lovingly dubbed "Telly." Stanley is more involved than many singers in the recording, mixing, and mastering of her music, lovingly leaving nothing to chance.

Jazz singers, naturally, approach the art of singing in different ways—some employ the voice as an instrument, and songs become vehicles for flights of fancy. Other jazz singers value the song and its integrity—they get into the song, the story it tells, and make it sound as if it might have been written for him or her. Lyn Stanley falls into the latter category—while she brings a jazz sensibility to her singing, The Song is The Thing. (Jazz tenor sax icon Lester Young, for one, would not record a song unless he knew the lyrics.) Pianist Bill Cunliffe, no slouch himself when it comes to weaving a tale (albeit on the keys), said of her, "She understands the lyric and is able to communicate it to the audience." She is a singer inviting listeners to find a new truth within, all the while keeping the qualities that made the song special to so many listeners in many eras.

Stanley's maiden voyage, Lost In Romance brims over with a selection of standards that establishes her as a distinctive stylist with the Great American Songbook. Her crew, including ace drummer Jeff Hamilton, pianist Mike Lang, and saxophonist Bob Sheppard, provide spacious, swinging accompaniment that dovetails with Stanley's unerring, unassuming embrace of these songs' spirit. George Harrison's "Something"—a favorite of Frank Sinatra's—is given a shimmering, gently swinging, slightly bossa nova-flavored reading. "Too Close for Comfort" epitomizes Saturday night swagger and the promises of romance. Steve Rawlins' production gives the vocals and instruments such presence the listener is practically in the studio with the ensemble.

Potions (From the 50s) find Stanley extending the Songbook tradition with jazz-enriched versions of songs from the spheres of 1950s rock & roll and rhythm & blues. "I'm Walkin,' made famous by Fats Domino and Rick Nelson, is transformed into a sassy New Orleans-flavored panorama one can easily imagine sung by Louis Armstrong or Bessie Smith. "In the Still of the Night" because a languid jazz waltz and The Coasters' "Love Potion #9" an undulating, exotic bluesy tale of love-luck-gone-wrong. The spirit of N'awlins evinces itself yet again with the loping, genially seductive "After the Lights Go Down Low." Producer Kenny Werner's unfailingly lyrical piano alternates with the punchier key-craft of Mike Lang, while saxophonist Rickey Woodard lays down some earthy tenor reminiscent of the late great Turrentine.

2015's Interludes is her magnum opus thus far, a summation and a progression, as all the aspects of Stanley's approach come together in a sublime fashion. Among the cast of players herein is a quartet featuring pianist Mike Garson, longtime pianist and musical lieutenant for the late David Bowie from 1973 to 2003. He's a versatile musician that strides the rock and jazz spheres with equal aplomb. Instrumentation more varied—including jazz harmonica wizard Henrick Meurkens and trombonist Bob McChesney–arrangements on standards such as "One of Those Things" more complex yet maintain a sense of streamlined simplicity. Songs from the rock canon become uniquely her own—Pat Benatar's "Black Velvet" achieves a lusciously sultry ambience as does Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," delivered in a manner Peggy Lee herself might envy. These are high-wattage showstoppers and the band must have known when recording because these songs were recorded in one or two takes. "Whole Lotta Love" is the scratch vocal and this song was recorded as you hear it in 15 minutes during a power session at Studio A at Capitol Recording Studio," says Stanley.

The future is, as has been said, unwritten—and Lyn Stanley is a lady that's going to write new chapters in America's book of songs.

"She sings spot-on key, phrases with practiced ease, and simply interprets this set of juicy songbook goodies in such a way that one knows she has done her homework." – George Fendel,

"After listening to this recording we can safely say that Stanley is not only a singer, but a great singer of contemporary jazz. Knows how to choose the songs, find the best arrangements—they are anything but trivial–and her voice knows extract from the verses those feelings that authors have expressed in words." – Vittorio, MusicZoom (Italy)

Fourth Album in development
The Moonlight Sessions: Vol. 1
"Looking For Angel Eyes"


Monday, November 28, 2016

Level Up with Maestro 3DD4's Electrifying New Single "Worlds"

Uplifting, euphoric and soaring, Maestro 3DD4's new single "Worlds" captures the best of modern dance music and fuses it into a memorable and exhilarating package. This is the kind song that will get your hands in the air and your body moving as you lose yourself in these massive tsunami size electro beats. This EDM at its finest, neon, glistening and electric, the sound of new discoveries and the soundtrack to new friendships and long sweaty nights dancing until the morning light. If you are ready to level up, it's time to check out Maestro 3DD4's game changing new single "Worlds"!

Taking influences from modern electronic artists such as Tiesto, Hardwell, Andrew Rayel, David Guetta, Ummet Ozcan, and Mysto & Pizzi, Maestro 3DD4 is able to create a totally original sound that stands on its own. "Worlds" is the kind of track that will appeal to lots of different kind of listeners with the way it is able to build drama and tension with its taut stadium size rock and roll electro breaks. The perfect soundtrack to a night out, this is fundamentally dance music meant to move the body and invigorate the spirit.

Self released on Enlightening Records, "Worlds" is the perfect way to up the ante and set off the dancefloor. If you are looking for huge electronic music that will captivate audiences and get crowds moving you need to check out this track. Maestro 3DD4 is a talented new artist who is making quite a splash in the world of EDM. Check out this bright, young talent and get to know him as he sets his sights on global domination. "Worlds" is a truly bumping slice of electro magic and fans of heavy beats and massive drops the world over will gravitate towards this epic track.

New single "Worlds" features a hilarious video which was shot by the exceptionally talented FLB Studios. Look for the "Worlds" video anywhere banging EDM music is being shown. Be sure to check out "Worlds" and be on the lookout for Maestro 3DD4's forthcoming EP C-3 M.O.!