Friday, May 26, 2017

Welcome To The New Age

Artist: Les Fradkin
Record Label: RRO Entertainment
Album: "Welcome To The New Age"
Release Date: 4.25.17

RRO Entertainment is extremely excited to announce the New Age Album music release of Les Fradkin. "Welcome To The New Age".

Les Fradkin takes his Starr Labs Ztar Midi Guitar into futuristic realms of Composition and Midi Guitar performance as he combines influences as diverse as Yanni, The Beatles, The Moody Blues, Electric Light Orchestra, TransGlobal Underground, Kaleidoscope and Jean Michel Jarre to realize an exciting New Age Musical vision. This album offers fresh new and exciting sounds, all performed by Les from his Starr Labs Ztar and Hallmark 60 Custom Les Fradkin Signature Guitar.

Les Fradkin is a prolific Composer, producer and a Pioneer of MIDI Guitar. He captured headlines as the Original Cast George Harrison in the mega-hit Broadway show "Beatlemania" in the 1970s, and Les has played with The Ventures, enjoyed 16 #1 Instrumental hits at mp3.com, won several awards at the Indie Music Channel, including 2017 Best Instrumental Producer, 2016 Best Instrumental Recording and Best 2014 Classical Recording. He is also a member of the Television Producers Music Production Hall Of Fame as a Composer.

RRO Entertainment is an independent record label since 2003. The label distribution and promotions is worldwide.

RRO Entertainment and Fradkin 2000 Music Publishing are owned and operated by Les Fradkin and Loretta Pieper Fradkin.

Artist Web Site: www.lesfradkin.com
Label Web Site: www.rroentertainment.com
Producers: Les Fradkin and Loretta Pieper Fradkin
Composers: Les Fradkin and Loretta Pieper Fradkin
All Instruments played by Les Fradkin
Studio: RRO Entertainment, Parker, Colorado
Sounds Like: Yanni, The Moody Blues, Jean Michel Jarre
UPC: 191061587590

Music: http://www.reverbnation.com/lesfradkin

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bachot Muna Jazzes Up 2017 With His Soulful New Single 'A Muto 'The Woman''

On his new single 'A Muto,' Cameroonian Jazz impressario Bachot Muna brings soulful, sexy vibes to heat up your snow-filled February in a sumptuous mix of Afro Soul and Latin Jazz. Bachot's music is like nothing else in the charts at the moment and acts as an irresistibly catchy soundtrack to life's more enjoyable moments.

This song does not contain the autotune and computer-engineered sounds which are so common in modern music. Bachot uses real instruments to provide his unique sound and demonstrate his immense talent. This talent has seen him work with some of the most decorated professionals in the music industry, such as 13-time Grammy Winner Mike Makowski and legendary trombonist Eduard Akulin.

'A Muto' is the lead track from Bachot's latest and fifth album 'Back To The Roots.' The four albums which preceded 'Back To The Roots' saw Bachot master his craft, passing through Abidjan, Brussels and Montréal, while teaching himself to be his own sound engineer, in order to allow the world to hear his unique, vibrant sound. However, these travels have not been limited to music production. Bachot gave an acclaimed performance at the 2013 Montréal International Jazz Festival. Bachot is no stranger to critical acclaim, having won awards everywhere from Cameroon to LA over his storied career.

'A Muto' is available on iTunes right now https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-muto-the-woman-single/id1195813945 and can be viewed on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I77Jach3sg4

Bachot's latest album 'Back To The Roots' can be purchased here https://bachotmuna.bandcamp.com/album/back-to-the-roots

Connect With Bachot on social media
Twitter - @Bachot2Bachot
Instagram - @bachot_muna
https://www.facebook.com/JazzDreams
Or via his official site -
http://www.bachotmusic.com/

​ Listen: https://soundcloud.com/bachot-muna/a-muto-the_woman

Andy Scott Resurrects The Goat For The First Time In Nearly 20 Years To Release His 4th Album, LL Goat

New York multi instrumentalist Goat will release his long-awaited 4th album LL Goat on March 31, 2017. Along with the album, Goat is looking to take the act out on the road and "bring these songs to the world." LL Goat features tracks culled from an especially creative period in the 1990s, songs that were supposed to be released on his Interscope debut. Record company politics and a changing music industry led to these tracks being lost for almost 20 years, until now.

From the searing album opener, "Burning Stick," an indictment of the US military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, to the aggressive "Alright," which Goat calls his "line in the sand" reaction to government manipulation and war, Goat's incisive, politically-charged lyrics are as relevant as ever. LL Goat uses innovative instrumentation like hip hop beats and samples to provide a groove underneath Goat's blues and jazz-influenced rock, predating similar approaches used by Beck and Eels. But the star of the show is Goat's distorted B3 Hammond organ, sounding like the kind of fuzzed-out guitar you would hear on a Kinks b-side. On top of everything is Goat's soulful, laid-back tenor, reminiscent of a mix between Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek and Chris Cornell in his quieter moments.

Andy Scott, or Goat, has been entrenched in the music industry nearly all his life. The journey started as a sound engineer at New York's famous Power Station (now Avatar Studios). At the Power Station, he worked alongside some of the biggest names in rock, from Bruce Springsteen to Keith Richards to Jon Bon Jovi, who used Goat's B3 Hammond on his first album. Goat hit his stride in the 90s, when his single "Great Life" was featured in the I Know What You Did Last Summer soundtrack and a series of Kia commercials. Goat's music continued to innovate and influence a new generation of hip hop-inspired rock.

Website: http://llgoat.com/
Music: http://llgoat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/LLGoatBabiesOnFire.mp3

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Songwriters Battle For Fair Pay From Music Streaming Services

"They have to keep commodifying things to keep the share price up, but in doing so, they have made all content, including music and newspapers, worthless, in order to make their billions. And this is what we want?" - Thom Yorke, Radiohead

The music industry has undergone a massive transformation over the past 20 years, as consumers and corporations increasingly favor digital distribution over physical music mediums. However, as CD sales dwindle and digital streaming services grow, music publishers and songwriters are paying the price.

Until 1998, digital rights were unregulated, resulting in publishers and songwriters receiving zero royalties for the use of their work on the internet, including downloads, audio streaming, video streaming, and satellite radio. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was implemented to prevent internet resources and platforms from continuing this practice, to ensure that copyright owners were paid for the use of their work in digital formats. At the same time, the infamously low rates paid by streaming services continue to threaten the livelihood of songwriters, as they receive a minuscule fraction of the royalties they earn from traditional radio, television, and physical music sales.

The music streaming business has grown dramatically over the past few years, now passing the milestone of 100 million paying subscribers globally. Reports indicate that the U.S. music industry is on track to experience a second consecutive year of growth, which hasn't occurred since 1999. And this expansion shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, Goldman Sachs predicts that streaming revenues will almost double between now and 2020. However, the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) reports that for every $6 streaming companies pay to record labels, songwriters and publishers only receive approximately $1.

The Dangers of Safe Harbors

Another massive complication in the fair distribution of digital royalties is the exploitation of the DMCA's "safe harbor" provisions. The concept is to protect online service providers from liability for copyright infringements by their website users, provided that they promptly remove content when a copyright owner informs them of infringement. However, many music industry experts believe that YouTube, one of the largest purveyors of on-demand digital music, evades paying fair market rates for the use of copyrighted content by exploiting the DMCA's safe harbor. According to a report by the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, market-based royalties for subscription-based services are approximately eight times higher than those paid by YouTube.

Research indicates that music accounts for 40 percent of YouTube's views, clearly making it a vital component of its platform and advertising revenues. However, it appears that the music recording industry is losing out due to distortions in the market permitted by the current regulations. According to industry data, a subscription music service pays the recording industry approximately $0.008 per song play, while YouTube pays only about $0.001 for the same play. On-demand services like YouTube are taking advantage of safe harbor permissions to negotiate licenses at an unfairly low rate based on a split of advertising revenue, thereby treating music as a commodity and avoiding the fixed per-play royalties typically seen for streaming services.

Taking It To Court

While it's encouraging to discover that the U.S. music industry is experiencing growth if artists aren't paid fairly for the use of their work on streaming services and other digital platforms, how can they earn a reasonable living that will enable them to continue creating music? Fortunately, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. The U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) is currently determining details of the country's mechanical royalty rates for the next five years, and the global music community is joining together to rally for a positive outcome. As streaming increasingly becomes a primary method for the distribution of music, the results of these proceedings are crucial for rights owners.

The NMPA, along with the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), are acting on behalf of a united music community in an attempt to increase the rates paid to artists by streaming services. On the other side, technology companies like Apple, Spotify, Google, and Pandora are presenting their arguments as to why these rates should be kept at such a low level. For streaming services, the NMPA and NSAI propose a determination based on a per-stream rate, or on a percentage of advertising/subscription revenues, or both. Following the completion of the hearings, the CRB has until December 15, 2017, to determine the rates that will be in place for the next five years.

Pledging to work "to achieve better, fairer royalty rates for all songwriters and music publishers," the NMPA is asking the CRB "to adopt a structure that recognizes the inherent value of a song, the value of a subscriber's payment to access those songs, and all of the revenue that digital services generate from offering your music."

The NMPA and NSAI urged songwriters to put their name on an open letter to the technology giants and big streaming platforms. "As songwriters, we count on you to deliver our music to the fans who love it," the letter says. "We appreciate the innovative platforms you have developed to do this. However we must voice our outrage at the way you are devaluing our work in the process. Currently, you are fighting to pay us as little as possible in the Copyright Royalty Board proceedings. This is alarming not only because it threatens our livelihoods and ability to continue our craft, but also because it tells us that instead of being our business partners, you choose to be our adversaries."

Over 4,000 songwriters have signed the petition to the CRB, including Bruce Hornsby, Herb Alpert, Paula Cole and Desmond Child.

Choose Your Partners Wisely

It's clear that some corporations use music to attract consumers, but unfortunately, they remain reluctant to pay royalties to support the music industry. Although the digital revolution is helping large technology companies and streaming services thrive, the distribution of digital royalties remains complex, with rights owners being underpaid for their work.

Although these industry realities may appear grim, fortunately, there are digital platforms and streaming services that are supportive of songwriters, making it essential to choose digital business partners wisely. Some of the publishing and distribution services that are known to help rights owners effectively track royalties and generate income include CD Baby, Kobalt, the Orchard and Tunecore, all of which are built on a model of transparency and fair rates for songwriters. And the success of the model is often determined by the technology behind it.

The recorded music industry is becoming increasingly multifaceted as digital platforms and streaming services rapidly take over the market, and it proves to be tough for regulators to effectively keep up with the evolving landscape. However, as the organizations representing songwriters bring the current data to the CRB to consider in their determination of future royalty rates, music creators can remain hopeful that the industry will be singing a merrier tune by the end of this year.

About Sergey Bludov, Senior Vice President, Media & Entertainment

Sergey Bludov is Senior Vice President of Media and Entertainment Practice at DataArt. In this role, he oversees key projects, manages major client relationships, plays an essential role in developing sales strategy and ensuring revenue growth. With extensive technical background and deep commitment to the media industry, Sergey shares innovative insights in various publications. In his 10 year career with DataArt, Sergey has held a variety of leadership positions, building exceptional client teams and ensuring immaculate execution and delivery of high-profile projects serving music technology, digital and book publishing services. Sergey earned his master of science degree in computer engineering from the prestigious National Aerospace University 'Kharkiv Aviation Institute' in Ukraine.

About DataArt
DataArt is a global technology consultancy that designs, develops and supports unique software solutions, helping clients take their businesses forward. Recognized for their deep domain expertise and superior technical talent, DataArt teams create new products and modernize complex legacy systems that affect technology transformation in select industries.

DataArt has earned the trust of some of the world’s leading brands and most discerning clients, including Nasdaq, S&P, United Technologies, oneworld Alliance, Ocado, artnet, Betfair, and skyscanner. Organized as a global network of technology services firms, DataArt brings together expertise of over 2,200 professionals in 20 locations in the US, Europe, and Latin America.

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Sheila Nicholls To Hotel Cafe

Sheila Nicholls, who has released three acclaimed albums over the past ten years, will return to performing at the Hotel Café, Friday, June 2, 8pm.

Nicholls, an LA resident but originally from Essex, England, has chosen to debut her soon to be released fourth recording, "All of Nature". She has described it as "a collection of social commentary to music".

"All of Nature", scheduled for a September release isn't her first step into observing the world around us through her music. All of her albums have songs of, "desire and yearning, rousing feminist fantasies, testimonies to the failure of war, commentaries on the ridiculousness of worldwide chest-beating, anthems to the freedom gained if we just rewrote our collective mythology, and the personal eternal journey to rewrite one's own" according to the singer who produced the record and wrote or co-wrote all songs on it.

The singer's storied life has included a song on the "High Fidelity " soundtrack, appearances on such TV shows as The Tonight Show, and Conan O'Brien and touring with kd lang.

The LA weekly remarked "she has a battery acid wit, a fierce rebellious streak and is just plain seductive."

Sheila's performance will take place at 8:00 pm, June 2 at Hotel Cafe, 1623 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Tickets are $10.00.

Website: http://www.sheilanicholls.com

BMI Award-Winning, Sony/ATV Songwriter/Producer Hookman Lives Up To His Name With The Release Of The African-American Anthem, "God Got Me"

BMI award-winner Marlin "Hookman" Bonds is a Sony/ATV songwriter/producer and has written songs for many Grammy-nominated albums. He is issuing a proclamation with the release of "God Got Me," an affirming salute to the resilience and the irrepressible spirit of the African- American community.

A consistently successful and gifted songwriter known for producing the perfect hook, Hookman continues to write songs for chart-topping artists: Chris Brown, Jason Derulo, Kevin Gates, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks, and Kid Ink, to name a few."

'God Got Me,' which features St. Louis natives Mz. 007 and King, is an anthem specifically about resilience within the African-American community," says Hookman. "This song is a reminder that though we've faced seemingly impossible odds and many other adversaries, we not only survive... we thrive!"

The music video for "God Got Me" was filmed in Hookman's hometown of St. Louis, Missouri…just a few miles from Ferguson, where the Michael Brown shooting shocked the nation. "The Ferguson unrest was a response to the discrimination that is so common in the African-American community," says Hookman. "The visual I created in "God Got Me" refutes those stereotypes and promotes tolerance and equality."

An active voting member of the Grammy Awards, Hookman continues to write for every major label, producing hit records while producing a reality TV show and managing his own artists.

ABOUT HOOKMAN:
BMI award-winner Marlin "Hookman" Bonds is a Sony/ATV songwriter/producer and has written songs for Grammy-nominated albums. He has written songs for Chris Brown, Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony, Kevin Gates, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks, Jay Sean and Kid Ink, to name a few. The "Hookman" moniker denotes his innate creative strength: producing the perfect hook for a song and instantly captivating his listeners. Most of Hookman's songs have hit the Top 40 Billboard Charts. It's no wonder he's taken that expertise to release music independently as well. With his latest release, "God Got Me" (featuring St. Louis natives Mz.007 and King), Hookman lives up to his name, as always. 

Website: http://www.hookmanmusic.com/
Music: http://youtu.be/Kf3AURnZsWE

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Accent On Gormley Makes Radio Debut May 22

Music Business Veteran and Journalist Mike Gormley will debut a new segment of the popular Internet show "Accent On", Monday, May 22. "Accent On Gormley" will appear the first and second Monday of each month starting at 6pm, Pacific Time. There will be studio guests and some music if it is pertinent to the guest.

"Accent On!" hosted by Ilona Europa is part of the Internet network LA Talk Radio. http://www.latalkradio.com/content/accent

Gormley's first guest will be Canadian director/writer/singer/songwriter Peter Foldy. Foldy will be talking about his new play "Penetration" which will be part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival starting June 2. Up and coming guests on "Accent On Gormley will include singer Sheila Nicholls, author/business executive Danny Goldberg and veteran performer Cidny Bullens.

For 40+ years Ottawa born Mike Gormley has been journalist, record company executive, artist manager and marketing/PR expert. He has been responsible for setting into motion many artists' International careers and his work has brought the world such successful artists as film composer Danny Elfman, massively successful pop band The Bangles. In addition Gormley has helped launch the careers of such diverse artists as Rod Stewart, Rush, BTO, The Police and Supertramp.

Website: http://www.lapersdev.com

Deadline Looms - The 22nd Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Deadline is fast approaching for the 22nd 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.

USA Songwriting Competition is sponsored by: Sony, D'Addario Strings, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Audio-Technica, Presonus, Sonoma Wireworks, Song Trust, Soundmatters, Noisehive and Landr.

LAST YEAR'S WINNER
Spokane, Washington based songwriters Jerad Finck, David Hodges & Steven Solomon won Overall Grand Prize at past year's 21st Annual USA Songwriting Competition with their song "Criminal" The song has now received on radio airplay on various Pop radio stations in United States as well as Sirius XM Radio.

ALL TOP 3 WINNERS ARE COLLABORATIONS; SOME BIG NAMES WINNERS
Las Vegas star Terry Fator, Jesse Blaze Snider (son of "Twisted Sister" Dee Snider) and Trev Lukather (son of legendary guitarist Steve Lukather of "Toto') are some of the category winners of the 21st Annual USA Songwriting Competition. For the second consecutive year, all top 3 winners are all collaborations. All the finalists in the Country and Pop categories are collaborations as well.

Tim Gates, Brad Hull & Will Nance of Nashville, TN won the Overall 2nd Prize as well as First Prize (Country Category), he is part of a group "Due West", which had songs have hit the Billboard Country Charts.

Jesse Blaze Snider, along with his co-writer Freddy Scott won the Overall 3rd Prize as well as First Prize (Novelty/Comedy category) with his song "Fight To Death", making this the first time a Novelty/Comedy song made it to the Top Three of the USA Songwriting Competition. Jesse is the son of the legendary rock band "Twisted Sister" lead singer Dee Snider.

Las Vegas marquee star Terry Fator won First Prize in the Gospel category with his song "Horses in Heaven". He was the winner of season two of America's Got Talent, and received the million dollar prize that year.

Trev Lukather won the First Prize in the Rock category with his song "Let It Go". He is the son of legendary guitarist Steve Lukather of "Toto".

ABOUT USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION
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.

In its landmark year, the 22nd Annual USA Songwriting Competition is currently accepting entries. This is a great opportunity for songwriters. Deadline to enter is May 31st. For more information, visit: http://www.songwriting.net

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Emerging Artist JoAnna Michelle Prepares To Launch In Dance Music Genre

Forging her way into the hearts, minds, and smart phones of Generation Z teens and music lovers everywhere, singer-songwriter musician JoAnna Michelle is poised to become the world's next top youth influencer. After her success with debut singles and videos for "My Snap Story" and "Entourage (I Am My Own)," JoAnna is now emerging from months in the studio with internationally acclaimed producer Josh Harris, with a maturing resonance and chic sound. JoAnna - a true child prodigy - has created the ultimate goal of creating art and telling stories that will make people feel good and happy inside. With the production help of Josh Harris, Dave Audé, and Moto Blanco, JoAnna's breakout dance single "Too Sophisticated," when released in May, is guaranteed to pack club floors and gain her new fans all over the globe.

"Working with Josh Harris in the studio has been an amazing process. I am grateful to Jimmy D Robinson for hooking this collaboration up," states JoAnna Michelle. "We are now ready to unleash 'Too Sophisticated.' My fingers are crossed that DJs and fans will vibe with it."

"Too Sophisticated" is written by JoAnna and is a song about facing the bullies and haters - bullies who are at school, on the Internet, and in the workplace.

"Haters are everywhere and they hide behind computer screens as INTERNET TROLLS!" adds JoAnna. "I stand up and dance around bullies and I hope 'Too Sophisticated' inspires others to do the same."

In a time where many up-and-comers are emulating Britney Spears and Selena Gomez, JoAnna Michelle's artistic presence and style is uniquely influenced by such artists and bands as: Stevie Nicks, The Beetles, Styx, The Rolling Stones and many other classic rock legends. Of today's artists, JoAnna gets inspiration from Bruno Mars, Drake, Rihanna, and Niki Minaj. This unrivaled musical brew ignites JoAnna Michelle's fiery style, clearly categorizing her as a fearless and powerful trailblazer. Icon status is imminent.

"Working with the talented JoAnna Michelle and helping to guide her development as an artist is exciting and so rewarding," states producer Jimmy D Robinson. "This girl is a powerhouse singer, songwriter, and musician and it won't be long before JoAnna's name is wagging on everyone's tongues. JoAnna truly has that 'je ne se quois'...that fabulous IT factor!"

Hot off a recent performance at Rock Island Live in Wichita, Kansas, JoAnna helped raise money for the School of Rock Scholarship Fund. Coming this May, JoAnna will be performing at several local Wichata events, including gigs with her local band Dorothy's Revenge, in which she plays drums, keyboards, guitar, and sings. A crowd favorite, Dorothy's Revenge performs 70's and 80's pop tunes featuring Boston and Styx songs. Solo dates are currently being set up and audiences will be astonished with JoAnna's high-energy shows, where she jumps from instrument to instrument and performs exciting choreography with the hottest back up dancers.

ABOUT JOANNA MICHELLE
JoAnna is a rare breath of musical and performance authenticity in today's over-produced, hyper-digitized music scene. A native of Wichita, Kansas, she spent the majority of her childhood studying and emulating hundreds of artists of both past and present generations, appreciating and "sponging" everything from southern rock to hip hop, country/western to pop, rock to rap, and everything in between. Having started ballet and tap lessons at the age of four, it soon became very clear that music, dance and performance are her passions. As early as first grade, JoAnna began piano lessons, and has since become a true multi-instrumentalist - proficient at drums, guitar, keyboards, and vocals. While developing her musical abilities, she has also continued to pursue dance studies, focusing on hip hop, ballet, modern, jazz, and tap. After years of studying and emulating others, JoAnna has found her own voice, and made her worldwide debut in 2016 with her break-through single, "My Snap Story." Her second single "Entourage (I Am My Own)" was released in October of 2016. The inspiration for "Entourage" was the recent experiences while breaking into the music industry. She plays the drums on the "Entourage" track as well as lead vocals. JoAnna loves to be on stage performing in front of people, connecting with her audience and fans. This up and coming young artist is excited to begin her musical journey, and take you along for the ride. Stay tuned.

For more information on JoAnna Michelle and her upcoming performances, please visit her website at http://www.joannamichellemusic.com.

Join JoJo's world on Instagram at @joanna.michelle25.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Metaract Announce Worldwide Release Of Debut Single, "CPR (Start Again)"

Metaract is excited to announce the release of their debut single, CPR (Start Again) available worldwide today.

Metaract consists of musicians from established New Zealand rock and metal bands Just One Fix, Static Era (top 10 NZ album), Tadpole (certified double platinum), who have toured with international artists like Disturbed, Korn, Alter Bridge, Megadeth and Evanescence.

CPR (Start Again) combines edge crushing riffs, stomping grooves and hook-laden melodies, paying tribute to all eras of metal. It was recorded and mixed by New Zealand award winning engineer, Dave Rhodes, at Depot Sound Studios and mastered by Sage Audio in the USA.

"CPR (Start Again) is basically about the madness happening in the world. We can either passively watch and do nothing, or actively do something to fix the mistakes of the past," says vocalist Chris Yong.

It is a relevant reminder, especially given world events in recent years.

Metaract is an independent metal band from Auckland, New Zealand with distribution through DRM NZ. CPR (Start Again) is now available through all leading digital music stores and streaming services.

http://www.metaract.com
https://www.facebook.com/metaract/

Friday, May 19, 2017

Alessandro Bagagli Announces The Release Of Out In The Nowhere

The last year has been quite a ride for legendary rock band Candlebox. Not only did they come out swinging with the April 2016 release of Disappearing in Airports (Pavement Entertainment), which debuted among the Top 10 of the Top Rock Albums, and netted them the hit single "Vexatious" but they also went on to conquer both the U.S. and Europe with a relentless tour schedule that brought in an entirely new generation of Candlebox fans.

Now, about to embark on the anniversary of their comeback, the band that refuses to slow down has announced that they and Pavement Entertainment have teamed up with Record Store Day 2017 to release Disappearing Live. The first official live Candlebox CD, this seven-song EP was recorded in Long Island, NY from the uber successful Disappearing in Airports tour. And as a special bonus to fans, an exclusive live rendition of the band's multi-platinum hit "Far Behind" has been included.

The EP was recorded and produced by renowned sound engineer Carlos Novais and mixed by Bassist/Engineer/Mixer Adam Kury. Featured on the album are Lead Singer/Guitarist Kevin Martin, Drummer Dave Krusen, who was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Pearl Jam, Bassist Adam Kury, Lead Guitarist Brian Quinn and Guitarist Island Styles.

In addition to "Far Behind," the EP includes the following tracks:

Vexatious
Supernova
Crazy
I Want It Back
All That We Got
The Bridge

Disappearing Live EP Digi-pack will be available starting April 22 at participating Record Store Day locations. For a list, visit http://www.recordstoreday.com. The EP will then be available on May 22 as a special bundle with a commemorative T-shirt on Pavement Entertainment's web site (http://www.pavementmusic.com) and on all major digital platforms starting in June.

To celebrate the release of Disappearing Live, Candlebox has announced that it will also be releasing its single "Crazy" to Mainstream Rock and Alternative Rock Radio. The follow up to the album's single "Vexatious", Martin describes the track as a song about obsession.

"It's about the position that a lot of people find themselves in at some point in their lives", Martin said. "That place where they want something physical that they necessarily couldn't have but pursue it anyway. It's about that unrelenting desire to always have more than we should."

The release of their new EP and single aren't the only things that will keep Candlebox busy this summer. According to Martin, the band will be performing at some of the largest venues and rock music festivals throughout the U.S.

Candlebox Disappearing in Airports Tour Dates
*Subject to change

April 22 WJRR Earth Day Birthday Orlando, FL
May 6 Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival Yucaipa, CA
May 7 Casino Pauma Pauma, CA June 3 Rockfest Kansas City, KS
July 14 Rock USA Oshkosh, WI


ABOUT CANDLEBOX
Formed in 1990, CANDLEBOX is considered one of the greatest American rock bands of its generation. A multi-platinum band, they were the first successful act on Madonna's Maverick Records, which went on to sign Alanis Morissette, Deftones and The Prodigy.

The group found immediate success with the release of their self-titled debut album in July 1993, which featured some of their biggest hit singles, including "Far Behind", "You" and "Cover Me" and was certified platinum by the RIAA four times. They then continued their success by releasing two highly acclaimed albums (Lucy and Happy Pills) and touring relentlessly until they took a hiatus a 2000.

Following the six-year break, the band reunited in 2006 and two years later they released their fourth album Into the Sun, followed by an extensive tour. Their fifth album, Love Stories & Other Musings, was released six years later in April 2012 and, after another break, CANDLEBOX emerged in 2016 stronger than ever with a new lineup and released their latest CD Disappearing in Airports, which debuted among the Top 10 of the Top Rock Albums the week of release.

Notes – Over 8,000,000 records sold worldwide

For More Info Visit:
http://www.candleboxrocks.com
https://www.facebook.com/candlebox
https://twitter.com/candlebox

Candlebox To Release New Single "Crazy" & EP "Disappearing Live" For Record Store Day

The last year has been quite a ride for legendary rock band Candlebox. Not only did they come out swinging with the April 2016 release of Disappearing in Airports (Pavement Entertainment), which debuted among the Top 10 of the Top Rock Albums, and netted them the hit single "Vexatious" but they also went on to conquer both the U.S. and Europe with a relentless tour schedule that brought in an entirely new generation of Candlebox fans.

Now, about to embark on the anniversary of their comeback, the band that refuses to slow down has announced that they and Pavement Entertainment have teamed up with Record Store Day 2017 to release Disappearing Live. The first official live Candlebox CD, this seven-song EP was recorded in Long Island, NY from the uber successful Disappearing in Airports tour. And as a special bonus to fans, an exclusive live rendition of the band's multi-platinum hit "Far Behind" has been included.

The EP was recorded and produced by renowned sound engineer Carlos Novais and mixed by Bassist/Engineer/Mixer Adam Kury. Featured on the album are Lead Singer/Guitarist Kevin Martin, Drummer Dave Krusen, who was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Pearl Jam, Bassist Adam Kury, Lead Guitarist Brian Quinn and Guitarist Island Styles.

In addition to "Far Behind," the EP includes the following tracks:

Vexatious
Supernova
Crazy
I Want It Back
All That We Got
The Bridge

Disappearing Live EP Digi-pack will be available starting April 22 at participating Record Store Day locations. For a list, visit http://www.recordstoreday.com. The EP will then be available on May 22 as a special bundle with a commemorative T-shirt on Pavement Entertainment's web site (http://www.pavementmusic.com) and on all major digital platforms starting in June.

To celebrate the release of Disappearing Live, Candlebox has announced that it will also be releasing its single "Crazy" to Mainstream Rock and Alternative Rock Radio. The follow up to the album's single "Vexatious", Martin describes the track as a song about obsession.

"It's about the position that a lot of people find themselves in at some point in their lives", Martin said. "That place where they want something physical that they necessarily couldn't have but pursue it anyway. It's about that unrelenting desire to always have more than we should."

The release of their new EP and single aren't the only things that will keep Candlebox busy this summer. According to Martin, the band will be performing at some of the largest venues and rock music festivals throughout the U.S.

Candlebox Disappearing in Airports Tour Dates
*Subject to change

April 22 WJRR Earth Day Birthday Orlando, FL
May 6 Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival Yucaipa, CA
May 7 Casino Pauma Pauma, CA June 3 Rockfest Kansas City, KS
July 14 Rock USA Oshkosh, WI


ABOUT CANDLEBOX
Formed in 1990, CANDLEBOX is considered one of the greatest American rock bands of its generation. A multi-platinum band, they were the first successful act on Madonna's Maverick Records, which went on to sign Alanis Morissette, Deftones and The Prodigy.

The group found immediate success with the release of their self-titled debut album in July 1993, which featured some of their biggest hit singles, including "Far Behind", "You" and "Cover Me" and was certified platinum by the RIAA four times. They then continued their success by releasing two highly acclaimed albums (Lucy and Happy Pills) and touring relentlessly until they took a hiatus a 2000.

Following the six-year break, the band reunited in 2006 and two years later they released their fourth album Into the Sun, followed by an extensive tour. Their fifth album, Love Stories & Other Musings, was released six years later in April 2012 and, after another break, CANDLEBOX emerged in 2016 stronger than ever with a new lineup and released their latest CD Disappearing in Airports, which debuted among the Top 10 of the Top Rock Albums the week of release.

Notes – Over 8,000,000 records sold worldwide

For More Info Visit:
http://www.candleboxrocks.com
https://www.facebook.com/candlebox
https://twitter.com/candlebox

Thursday, May 18, 2017

New Rhythm Del Mundo's EP Reworks When Doves Cry

Artists Project Earth (APE), the charity that campaigns for ocean plastics and climate change awareness is releasing a new EP as a tribute to Prince, covering his worldwide hit, When Doves Cry. The four-track EP featuring APE's Afro-Cuban collective, Rhythms Del Mundo, is available to download from Friday 21st April and features a talented young musician, 16-year-old Jazz Flowers.

American songwriter and producer, and APE founder, Kenny Young produced the EP, the profits of which will go towards APE's Plastic Oceans Campaign and in addition, to Green 4 All; the charity that Prince had secretly contributed to the funding of. "As great admirers of Prince's work we decided to record one of his most famous songs and thought that it would be a fitting tribute to have his favourite environmental charity also benefit from the sales," commented Kenny.

Recorded at Lazy Moon Studios in Oxfordshire, UK, the four-track EP includes three versions of When Doves Cry: a Cuban mix (mixed by Mike McGreal and Kenny Young); a modern African mix (mixed by Mike McGreal and Kenny Young); and a trance EDM mix by ManMadeMan. The fourth track is a new song titled ‘Ocean' which is an Afro Cuba mix, synonymous with the sounds of Rhythms Del Mundo. All the RDM tracks feature Jazz Flowers, an up-and-coming singer from Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

"As a charity we strongly believe in creating a better world through the use of music and arts. So far we have released six albums with our Afro Cuban collective, Rhythms Del Mundo, who have donated all profits to climate change adaptation and mitigation and ocean conservation projects worldwide. Our seventh album, 'Plastic Oceans', is due for release in the summer and features, Ed Sheeran, Bob Dylan, Coldplay, Beyonce, Mumford & Sons among others'" concluded Kenny.

Rhythms Del Mundo is a globally-acclaimed Afro-Cuban collective of musicians who have collaborated with some of the biggest names in music across the world, including Coldplay, Amy Winehouse, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Green Day, The Rolling Stones and many others. Rhythms Del Mundo have released 6 albums selling over 2 million units and many millions of downloads. The sales from the albums have enabled APE to support over 370 climate change and ocean related projects around the world.

Website: http://rhythmsdelmundo.org
Music: http://soundcloud.com/user-54886641/sets/when-doves-cry-ep-a-tribute-to-prince

MusicDish Review: Rick Denzien Music Video "TSAI"

This original song by recording artist Rick Denzien describes a love story between a boy and a girl in his music video "TSAI". After the boy meets the girl, he quickly falls in love with her, but the girl does not love him back equally, therefore driving him insane. He still loves her anyway. His emotions are reflected through the lyrics like "when I think of you, I try hard not to panic", and "you are a mystery". Denzien's soothing voice has a calming effect although the song depicts a sad romantic story. This song is a perfect representation of a country-style creation with a slight pop touch.

Rick Denzien, President of Slot One Entertainment and co-founder of the All Music Festival. More than 200 songwriters, artists, and bands will be selected to perform at showcase slots during of original music performances and educational workshops on Friday April 21, and Saturday April 22, 2017.

The first annual All Music Festival & Sustainability Conference will kick off on April 21-22, with two afternoons of music business panels, sustainability panels, workshops and clinics, with night time showcases at area restaurants and other venues in historic Ambler, PA, open to the public. The original music of both emerging and established artists, representing many popular genres will be performed on both days of the conference, beginning at 6:30 PM.

Website: http://www.AllMusicFest.net
Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRXffny9SWU

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New Song Debuts For Coachella And The 420 Cannabis Craze

SMOKE (Mary Jane Wanna) is the debut single of Surf Bru off his upcoming album Surfbruski. Planned for an official release on 4/20, the universal code for marijuana, Surf Bru says, with a little tongue and cheek humor and a big smile that he thinks his song Smoke "will make an impressionable HIT" among consumer circles and the indie-music-loving public-at-large.

Surf Bru is a singer-songwriter, musician, and an ocean aficionado who personifies the relaxed California and Hawaii vibe, the two places he has called home for most of his life.

Website: http://www.surfbru.com
Music: http://surfbru.com/listen.html

Prepare To Be Blown Away By AVA's New Single 'After The Storm'

Experienced songwriter AVA first showed her talent when at 15; she was invited to record in the BBC's prestigious Maida Vale Studios where renowned acts such as Snow Patrol have performed. Having spent years honing her craft, AVA is ready to seize the spotlight and burst out of the shadows. Her brand new single 'After the Storm' provides some much needed relief after Storm Doris. This single carries an uplifting message, encouraging those who find themselves in a negative situation, to find the positive and emerge from that situation as a stronger person. AVA likes to leave her lyrics open to interpretation and has worked with a variety of artists from genres as diverse as Hip-Hop. 4bar Collective, an inclusive, multi-genre global music project recently collaborated with AVA. It should come as no surprise to anybody that record labels have taken notice of AVA's talent.

The Evil Genius Records signee mixes melodic dream pop with scintillating guitar riffs, to create a unique, captivating piece of music. When combined with the haunting chords which stay with listeners throughout the song, AVA's magnificent vocals make this song truly unforgettable. Sia's songwriting significantly influenced AVA both artistically and emotionally.

'After the Storm' will be released on 28th March and is sure to settle quickly into a stellar chart position. Check out a preview on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/user-188717702/after-the-storm-preview

Facebook - @AVAmusicUK
Instagram - @avamusicuk
Website – www.avamusic.co.uk

Billy Klein Interviews For NAMM Oral Library

During an Artist Relations pre-NAMM event hosted by Hybrid Studios in January, studio co-owner Billy Klein received the honor of being interviewed for the NAMM oral history program. The piece centers on Hybrid's place in the local music scene, highlighting the studio's unique business model for an Orange County studio.

"It was an awesome and humbling experience to be interviewed by NAMM," said Billy Klein, "It was a great chance to discuss local music and share my perspective on Orange County's growth as a hub for the music industry."

The NAMM oral history archives and shares stories of people across the industry, including music retailers and independent music stores worldwide, authors on the subject of music, and innovators in the field, including B. B King, Roy Clark, Joe Morello, and Herbie Hancock. You can check out Billy's interview at the link on NAMM's website:
https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/billy-klein

About Hybrid Studios
Hybrid Studios is a 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.

For more information on Hybrid Studios, please visit http://www.hybridstudiosca.com/.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Girl Power VIP Concert/Tour Live! Coming To Las Vegas!

Mystique Entertainment Presents
International, Multi-Talented Award-Winning Entertainer/Recording Artist
The Empress of Rock, Funk & Soul
Zaina Juliette with her phenomenal band The Z-Funk Tribe

Broadcasting LIVE in Las Vegas.

First Stop. The Silverton Hotel Saturday July 8th, 2017
Doors Open at 7:00 PM
VIP Tickets available for the Celebrity meet and Greet Exclusive Private after Party with, Zaina Juliette and her band The Z Tribe.

Attending this event are many celebrities, Music & Film industry professionals.

This Mysterious Powerful Artist/Entertainer everyone is talking about,
If you have not seen her yet,...You should!

Ticket information at The Silverton Hotel, Las Vegas silvertoncasino.com
or visit ZainaJuliette.com for all show dates and locations

You do not want to miss This!
This is a new Movement, This is Girl Power!

Zaina Juliette as a performer is compared to the likes of Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Bruno Mars, Janis Joplin, and Betty Davis. Her fire and her creativity is very unique and inspiring

The question everyone is asking...Did Michael Jackson pass the musical Torch to this Artist?

To see a Zaina Juliette show is exhilarating, with the theme based off of her new single "Warrior", the performance is an astonishing, mind blowing performance where live music meets theatrics with breathtaking visuals, holograms, dragons, castles, Victorian, Gladiators, Steam punk style theme that represent Warriors and Girl Power. It is something astounding to visually perceive in person and to hear the powerful vocals that will touch your soul. It is a show for all ages.

For her astounding achievement in inspiring and uplifting many with her aptitude and musical performances, compositions, messages of love, empowerment of females, and the Girl Power Movement.

Every July 30th was named Zaina Juliette Day or Girl Power Day in Las Vegas, NV
Mayor Goodman and the City of Las Vegas awarded Zaina Juliette this special Proclamation, Day to represent Zaina's Girl Power Movement, empowerment of Females and Concerts.

Many are verbalizing about her, the buzz is getting vigorous. This dynamic multi-aptitudinal Entertainer is breaking barriers and sending the world a reminder of what a true performance by a musical artist should be homogeneous to. Zaina Juliette a performer since the early age of 5 years old, an actor, singer, dancer Producer and Director beginning at the early age of 6, with many honors in Performing Arts is a sure sign that this legend in the composition is destined to do great things.

Zaina Juliette last concert on July 30th 2016 Center was an event that Vegas will never forget. The exhibition was very inspiring and puissant. It was in liberty to the public. The audience was moved by the high energy performance and in tears by her zealousness as she deviled an incredible message through song. Zaina also supplementally accumulated needed items for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission at her Girl Power Concert.

Zaina Juliette is an incipient International Artist to the world but she is a vet in the Entertainment business. Zaina has been on stage performing in music, dance theater, film and Television since the early age of 5 which is why she is such a vigorous performer. She has won over 200 Awards and designations as an entertainer such as Entertainer of the Year, Best Rock Performer, Outstanding Entertainer, The Verge Award just to denominate a few.

For the July 8th Concert, there will be a contest drawing that will be explained on Zaina's website.

A few people will be chosen to join Zaina Juliette and all her VIP guest at a private Meet and greet after the show.

Website: http://www.ZainaJuliette.com
Music: http://soundcloud.com/zainajuliette/hit-em-hard

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Jupiter Grey 'Black Mirrors'

Jupiter Grey looks to turn RnB on its head with his debut single 'Black Mirrors.' The club beats which are omnipresent in modern RnB are absent from this record. Instead listeners are treated to raw, passionate vocals over a beat which uses actual instruments. Jupiter's music does not come from a production line. Rather, it is an authentic expression of his identity as an artist, of his wish to be unique, and of the wide array of influences which have inspired him to create music.

Coming from Jupiter's debut EP 'Wounded Soul' this track offers sonic poetry, giving listeners a chance to understand the singer's emotional contortions as he fought through a difficult period in his life. Everything in this track is authentic. Nothing is exaggerated, nothing is added. 'Black Mirrors' is a genuine expression of Jupiter's feelings, laid bare for the public. Jupiter wants to express exactly who he is through his music. The journey into sound presented by the excellent guitar riff present throughout the song is also a journey into Jupiter's soul. The track was made to not only cross the musical boundaries represented by genre, but also cultural boundaries, as everyone can relate to Jupiter's authentic musical style.

It is never easy differing from the norm. Many artists are unwilling to take risks. However, Jupiter Grey is not many artists. He presents a unique musical version through an excellent track through 'Black Mirrors.' Listeners may be surprised to hear music which may be more closely associated with rock on RnB radio. Yet, they are about to hear Jupiter's music everywhere thanks to this irresistible record. Your favourite radio station will find it incredibly difficult to leave Jupiter's orbit.

Listen to 'Black Mirrors' via Soundcloud and receive a thank you card from your ears - https://soundcloud.com/jupitergreymusic/black-mirror-1-1-ten-eight-seven-mastered/s-wifNj

Connect with Jupiter Grey on social media via:

Twitter - @jupitergreyuk
Facebook – @JupiterGreyMusic
Instagram @Jupiter_grey_uk
Spotify : Jupiter Grey

John Dole - Real Love / Smoke Em If You Got Em (single) - Release 5th May 2017 On Kaneda Records

John Dole's eclectic sound is a blend of old school sample based Hip-Hop and modern electronic production. Heavily influenced by RJD2, Aesop Rock and Outkast as well as the social commentary of The Streets intertwined with smooth soulful vibes drawn from D'Angelo. Juxtaposing off-kilter beats, smooth instrumentals and funky synths, John Dole is an authentic voice within North Eastern Hip-Hop. An accomplished percussionist and guitarist, performing in various Hardcore and Math bands before finding his niche within the Hip-Hop and Electronic scene. His love of music began early in his life, while digging through his parents CD and vinyl collection as a child; he became fascinated that these discs held sounds.

John Dole is signed to Newcastle based Kaneda Records and performs live with Producer Callum Isaac Haze. Regularly accompanied by a live band, his upcoming shows include a Single Launch at Bar Loco on the 20th May, with his first performance of the year at Ernest on the 31st March and will also appear at this year's Northern Electric Festival (21-22 July 2017) where he will be launching his follow up EP. The single will be available from the Kaneda Bandcamp: kanedarecords.bandcamp.com/ as well Itunes, Amazon, Spotify and all other online stores.

Facebook
facebook.com/johnd0le/

Soundcloud
soundcloud.com/johndole

kanedarecords.com/

John Dole Single - 'Real Love & ' Smoke Em If You Got Em'
Release Date - 5th May

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Stark Sound Lab Releases New Album 'Life & Times'

Stark Sound Lab (SSL), a Moog inspired experimental electronic music project that creates Progressive Rock music and soundtracks, has just released 'Life & Times'.

Life & Times is an original collection of Progressive Rock and Symphonic recordings, that was inspired by the life and times of those who have touched our hearts.

Keeping true to Stark Sound Lab style, a number of the sounds featured on this record were created using vintage Moog instruments.

Life & Times shows the many sides of Stark Sound Lab, with the inclusion of symphonic components that add analogue richness to the music.

Recorded, mixed and engineered at Stark Studios, Oakville, Ontario.
Composed by Stark Sound Lab
Album Art by SpaDogs
Arranged by Andy Stark
Performed by Andy Stark

Digital Distribution - Stark Records

The Stark Sound Lab story began in Marin County and San Francisco, California, 1968, when the fledgling Moog synthesizer was just becoming part of the mainstream. The late 1970s brought SSL to the North Bay. Now Stark Sound Lab writes, performs and produces music in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

The true effect of SSL is in the experience of listening. Life & Times is now available from over 700 digital music stores online worldwide.

-Primrose Cornwall
Staff Writer
Stark Records

Official Websites –

http://starkrecords.ca
http://starksoundlab.ca

Facebook and Twitter –
https://www.facebook.com/StarkSoundLab/
https://www.facebook.com/RealStarkRecords
https://twitter.com/starksoundlab
https://twitter.com/thestarkrecords

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New Music Industry Social / Career / Connection Web Site

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MusicIndustryMeetup.com is launching an all new web site with free membership, free profile and cover photo with interests list, needs list, groups, friends features, and more.

Members can meet and network with others in the music industry, post a free listing, post news, or search members for potential partners or gigs. Start or advance a music career or promote a music related service at no charge at www.MusicIndustryMeetup.com.

Build a band or a team for your career, collaborate with other artists, or just hang out and swap notes on your chosen instrument, genre, style, or whatever! It's brand new so don't be afraid to be the first one in your field to join in. The more the better!

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About BIG Marketing Solutions LLC. The company manages about 50 web sites. Founder Lonn Dugan, also known as the Toledo SEO Wizard, has almost 20 years experience creating and leading online communities. He is a one man band now playing to the Music Industry by sharing Web Design and Online Community leadership talents.

Learn more at www.BigMarketingSolutions.com and www.MusicIndustryMeetup.com

Friday, May 12, 2017

Max Freegrant - Wonderful Life (Album)

Kysil Maxim, better known as Max Freegrant, was born in the country of Ukraine back in 1989. He picked up music at a young age and has been producing some of the highest quality Trance music for the last decade. The talented artist has landed releases on labels such as Armada, Anjunabeats, Black Hole Recordings, and Zerothree, en route to establishing a successful platform of his own, Freegrant Music, while racking up support from some of the scene's heavyweights every step of the way. As 2017 is now well under way, Freegrant prepares for the release of his brand new artist album titled Wonderful Life coming out this May. After a lengthy two years of work, the finished product is a seventeen track masterpiece that is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of Trance fanatics.

Description:

'Arrow' sets the album's tone early on. Shot right from the production bow of Freegrant and Brian Liedl, they quickly center a soft melody over a succulent guitar riff when Mike Schmidt's soothing vocals join, rounding out a full-bodied release.

'Wonderful Life' is Max Freegrant's first solo offering on the album and the LP's title track. As Max develops a quick pace early on, the playful synth melodies deliver a smooth progression that flashes Freegrant's diversity early on in the LP.

Tracks such as 'Titan' take the musical journey a bit deeper, using the blank musical canvas to cast a vibrating synth line over the track's sturdy, percussive backbone. Freegrant then dials in the synths, tightens the percussion, and goes full on Progressive Tech heater for a solid 5 minutes, giving but a glimpse of his diversity as a producer.

Luscious pads lead listener's unknowingly in to the soft, yet commanding vocals of Brandon Hills as the album's sound comes full circle on the 'War Goes On'. Hungry ears will feast on the crisp hi hat beat while the lyrics satisfy just about any other audible craving you may have leading up to the track's eruption of synths and energy just after 3 minutes in.

If you thought Max was done there, 'Acid Drums In Your Face' take the LP to a level of energy previously unseen on the first half of the album. A clash of full, Tribal influenced drums are ushered in by the pulsing synth, cueing the release of the always distinguishable 303 synthesizer.

Continuing to take any and all who are willing through his musical soundscape, the album really takes off with 'Space Odyssey'. If you like fat, wobbly synths and driving rhythms, then this is your cut. Undeniably, this is the most Techno influenced track of the LP as Max fluidly goes from strength to strength display a vast knowledge of production beyond any certain style.
Max Freegrant Socials: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

DeeWain Gives A Toast To The Doubters And Non-Believers On His Mixtape 'Sense Of Entitlement #SoE'

Anyone who has doubted DeeWain in the past is made to apologise by his new mixtape 'Sense of Entitlement #SoE'. DeeWain believes that everyone is entitled to be successful in life. His mixtape encourages people to realise their own potential by focusing on their goals instead of negative, often unsolicited input from others. It encourages continued enjoyment of life in defiance of these opinions. This message is conveyed through a mixture of party hip-hop and smooth RnB, on 10 tracks which are about to move to the top of your favourite club's playlist.

People's anthem '#SoE' headlines this mixtape and celebrates life with a bass that will turn any party into a festival. On 'Bounce', DeeWain declares that he will 'have hits until the end' of his career, which is blatantly obvious to everybody listening to this fantastic track, which asks fans to 'believe in yourself, know your wealth' and always seek to achieve. Lyrics on the spoken word outro 'Stone's Outro (ft. Henry Stone)' such as 'time and again I'm igniting my pen,' are supported by poignant and detailed social commentary on the mixtape's fifth track 'The n Word.' Away from this lyrical fire, chilled, classic vibes find their way onto the mixtape through '90s RnB (ft. Priya)' which mixes magnificent vocals with memorable production and DeeWain's unique flow to create yet another hit record. Sick of hearing poor quality RnB on the radio, DeeWain made this track to retrieve the unforgettable sound which made RnB so irresistible in the 90s.

'Sense of Entitlement #SoE' is more than just a mixtape. This is for everyone who finds themselves in a negative situation and decides to do something to change their life. This is for everyone who has the determination to continue trying to improve their lives in the face of negative opinions they did not ask for. This is for everyone who has the courage to be different and not act in exactly the same way as everybody else. This is for everyone who believes in themselves more than others believe in them.

'Sense of Entitlement #SoE' is out right now and is available via the following links
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/18fTReb4o8qUdf1xKPOUwt
Apple Music: https://itun.es/gb/n22Shb
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/deewain33/sets/sense-of-entitlement

If you are a hater and after listening to the mixtape you would like to apologise to DeeWain, he can be contacted on:
Facebook - @DeeWain33
Twitter - @DeeWain33
Instagram - @DeeWain33

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mal Magneto Preps Release of the LP 'Running Wit The Sun' With Appearance at Hollywood's ASCAP EXPO, CALI GOT SOUL!

Mal Magneto Preps Release of his album 'Running Wit The Sun' With Appearance at Hollywood's ASCAP EXPO, CALI GOT SOUL! Concert, BET AWARDS WEEKEND Industry Parties, a Featured Artist at IES - the INDIE ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT & Appearances on WARPED TOUR Dates!

You ask who is Mal Magneto? Well it's all in the Name! Mal short for Malcolm was name after the late Great Super Hero Malcolm X. Magneto is the alter Ego Of Mal. The Mutant Outcast Emcee calling for all Super Mutant Emcees Old and young to unite to crush the machine with independent thought provoking thought! No stranger to the game, Mal's been perfecting his craft for years, readying his songs, performing with acts including KRS-ONE, WUTANG CLAN, and MC LYTE, & building his team that includes the mighty INDIEPOWER team of innovators & influencers.

Mal's album 'Runnin Wit the Sun' symbolizes the bringing of light to the currently dreary landscape of copy cat, carbon copy, cookie cutter music, illuminating the horizon with positive vibrations and the vibrant colors of totally fresh creativity. New sounds with solid values, Dope Beats, lyric to inspire, and sweet melodies to as Mal said, "You'll Have EarGasms, Tears, Spasms, Mortal fear has them Afraid..." - Excerpt from "Solar Plexus" Mal Magneto Prod. I. P. Henny and ProPhase.

To prepare the release of his highly anticipated EP, Mal & his crew will be taking part in the ASCAP EXPO in Hollywood in April & appearing live the following day on the big CALI GOT SOUL! Concert at a major venue in Hollywood on the legendary Sunset Blvd. Easter evening, The CALI GOT SOUL! Show will feature hand selected Singers & MCs from a National Talent Search, & be covered by major media, bloggers, TV & Radio Shows. Stevie Wonder will give the keynote talk at the Expo.

Mal has also been selected to appear at hot BET AWARDS Weekend industry parties in L.A., including the big COUNTDOWN TO BET! on Broadway in L.A. Saturday June 24 & the VIP BET AFTERPARTY at Universal/n.Hollywood Sunday June 25. Info on these events: Talent@VIPawardShowcases.com 818-505-0669. This is the biggest Urban Award Show of the year & hottest weekend dedicated to urban music in the Country!

Leading up to the BET AWARDS Weekend Mal will be making promotional appearances at the legendary WARPED TOUR in Albuquerque, Phoenix, & Las Vegas. The WARPED TOUR is the largest & longest running Traveling Concert Festival in America, in it's 23rd year, and famous for helping break more future stars than any other tour. Included as alumni getting their big break on WARPED TOUR is EMINEM, BLINK-182, WAKA FLOCKA, KATY PERRY, GREEN DAY, ICE T-BODY COUNT, TWENTYONE PILOTS, MACHINE GUN KELLY, BEBE REXHA, TRAVIE McCOY, PIERCE THE VEIL, WATSKY, SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, D-12 & hundreds of other wellknown artists. Mal will be appearing in the INDIEPOWER area. Led by the hottest Promotional Marketing company for independent artists, INDIEPOWER leads the way in building an artist's fanbase, tours, licensing deals & business opportunities, www.INDIEPOWER.com.

Also 2 days after the WARPED TOUR Grand Finale in Southern California, Mal will be attending, performing & participating in IES - the INDIE ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT in L.A. August 9-12. IES has become the greatest global conference & festival for independent artists, producers, managers & indie labels/production companies in the World. In it's 6th successful edition, a virtual Who's Who of Industry Leaders & Influencers running dozens of Success Seminars, Power Panels, State-of-the-Industry Keynote Speeches, IES Honors inducting Legends, & every artist attending gets to be a part of an IES Industry Showcase! THE place to up your cutting edge knowledge on how to succeed in today's markets, make major league connections, accelerate your growth, building your fanbase, attracting investors/sponsors/endorsements, & maximizing your opportunities in the business worldwide! Attendees come from around the World & across the Country. No serious artist or exec in today's increasingly independent & entrepreneurial based industry can afford to miss it! Info at www.IESfest.com 818-505-9537.

For more info on MAL MAGNETO visit www.grownfolkmedia.com or email: MalMagneto@IndiePower.com

Website: http://www.IndiePower.com

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DeeWain Gives A Toast To The Doubters And Non-Believers On His Mixtape 'Sense Of Entitlement #SoE'

Anyone who has doubted DeeWain in the past is made to apologise by his new mixtape 'Sense of Entitlement #SoE'. DeeWain believes that everyone is entitled to be successful in life. His mixtape encourages people to realise their own potential by focusing on their goals instead of negative, often unsolicited input from others. It encourages continued enjoyment of life in defiance of these opinions. This message is conveyed through a mixture of party hip-hop and smooth RnB, on 10 tracks which are about to move to the top of your favourite club's playlist.

People's anthem '#SoE' headlines this mixtape and celebrates life with a bass that will turn any party into a festival. On 'Bounce', DeeWain declares that he will 'have hits until the end' of his career, which is blatantly obvious to everybody listening to this fantastic track, which asks fans to 'believe in yourself, know your wealth' and always seek to achieve. Lyrics on the spoken word outro 'Stone's Outro (ft. Henry Stone)' such as 'time and again I'm igniting my pen,' are supported by poignant and detailed social commentary on the mixtape's fifth track 'The n Word.' Away from this lyrical fire, chilled, classic vibes find their way onto the mixtape through '90s RnB (ft. Priya)' which mixes magnificent vocals with memorable production and DeeWain's unique flow to create yet another hit record. Sick of hearing poor quality RnB on the radio, DeeWain made this track to retrieve the unforgettable sound which made RnB so irresistible in the 90s.

'Sense of Entitlement #SoE' is more than just a mixtape. This is for everyone who finds themselves in a negative situation and decides to do something to change their life. This is for everyone who has the determination to continue trying to improve their lives in the face of negative opinions they did not ask for. This is for everyone who has the courage to be different and not act in exactly the same way as everybody else. This is for everyone who believes in themselves more than others believe in them.

'Sense of Entitlement #SoE' is out right now and is available via the following links
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/18fTReb4o8qUdf1xKPOUwt
Apple Music: https://itun.es/gb/n22Shb
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/deewain33/sets/sense-of-entitlement

If you are a hater and after listening to the mixtape you would like to apologise to DeeWain, he can be contacted on:
Facebook - @DeeWain33
Twitter - @DeeWain33
Instagram - @DeeWain33

The INTERNATIONAL BOOKING AGENTS DIRECTORY Has Just Been Released

The International Booking Agents Directory can help you land gigs at home, or around the globe!

Covering EVERY GENRE and STYLE of music, we present to you a list of 2300 Booking Agents that will help you to land gigs in the UNITED STATES, CANADA, MEXICO, UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, CHINA, THE MIDDLE EAST, ASIA, LATIN AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, SOUTH AMERICA and AFRICA.

Our directory can help you to find gigs in MUSIC VENUES, CLUBS, FESTIVALS, COLLEGES, CONCERT HALLS, RESTAURANTS, WEDDINGS, CASINOS, PRIVATE PARTIES, CORPORATE EVENTS and more!

The International Booking Agents directory also features an ENTIRE SECTION of agencies that specialize in booking artists on CRUISE SHIPS.

This booking agents directory is a MUST for any MUSICIAN, SINGER, BAND or DJ that plays live. Whether your desire is to play locally, tour regionally or travel the world, our INTERNATIONAL BOOKING AGENTS DIRECTORY has you covered.

Website: http://bookingagentsdirectory.com

Mega Ran Takes To UK For Spring Tour

Named "Best Rapper" by The Phoenix New Times in 2016, Nerdcore rap royalty MEGA RAN (RandomBeats Music LLC), fresh off a winter tour of the UK, is returning this May for the #OPUK tour.

Accompanying Ran on this UK tour will be Richie Branson, who achieved viral success as a hip-hop musician, game developer and pop-culture trendsetter. Richie's Otaku Gang has created videos and music projects that have amassed over 100 million hits.

Providing the soundscape for Mega Ran and Richie Branson will be producer K-Murdock, who helped galvanize the nerdcore genre with the album "Forever Famicom" in 2010. K-Murdock's latest release "Hero Musik Vol 2" premiered as a best seller on Bandcamp and other music sites.

Mega Ran's latest release "Notorious RAN: Ready To Live," is a tribute to the late great Notorious BIG, who tragically passed 20 years ago. Ran's tribute mixtape has been downloaded over 12,000 times since its March release.

Mega Ran's high energy show and tour promises memorable times for all who attend.

Tickets are available at megaran.com/shows

#OPUK Tour Dates:

May 10 Manchester @ The Castle
May 11 London @ Surya (w/Professor Elemental)
May 12 Brighton @ Yellow Book Bar (w/Professor Elemental)
May 13 Leicester @ Soundhouse
May 14 Cambridge @ Museum of Computing History
May 16 Preston @ Ships and Giggles
May 17 Shrewsbury @ The Hive
May 18 Glasgow @ Nice N Sleazy
May 19 - Nottingham @ National Videogame Museum
May 21 - Newcastle @ Kommunity ncl (w/BType)

Website: http://www.megaran.com
Music: http://soundcloud.com/megaranmusic/church-feat-kadeshflow

Friday, May 5, 2017

Your Ears Are Going To Dig Orbital Mechanix' Fresh New Sound

Orbital Mechanix record label is owned and run by artists. With no corporate interests calling the tune, these artists are able to push the boundaries of different genres to create a unique, irresistible sound and produce tracks that will take over your playlist. Their scintillating compilation, OM Vol.1 sees jazz, neo-soul, RnB and pop mixed with hip-hop to create a memorable sonic experience.

LISTEN HERE: https://soundcloud.com/orbital-mechanix/om-compilation-teaser

Orbital Mechanix’ music is not like anything you will hear on the radio. It reflects the best of classic hip-hop while offering a new interpretation of the genre. On the compilation’s first track HW2, MSNRA mix an excellent flow with beautiful backing vocals and a beat which uses real instruments to create a symphony of swag. Production like this has been absent from mainstream hip-hop for some time. The RnB kicks in on ‘Paper Dreams’ as Orbital Mechanix gives listeners a quality melody with serious social commentary, on a track as enjoyable as it is interesting. This compilation is so good that your ears will write you a sincere letter of thanks after you listen to it. If you blast the compilation through the loudest possible speakers, so will your neighbours. The compilation is designed to push boundaries in sound. That it certainly does. OM Vol.1 redefines what is musically possible, dropping an instrumental in the middle of the compilation, just to make the full extent of their talent clear.

This talent is already being noticed with Shara Lunon, member of Orbital Mechanix, being invited to perform at the Gaze Festival in Gainesville, before the label has even released an album. Their music is notable for its inimitable style and swag. The label hopes that the creativity which they infuse into their craft will leave an indelible mark on the music industry.

OM Vol.1 is coming very, very soon. Prepare yourself for an audio experience unlike any other. Orbital Mechanix are only just getting started. This year will see new albums from Masune and Weekend Supaheroes. Weekend Supaheroes bring soulful harmonies to your ears with beautiful tracks such as 'Jonah's Doom'. Not content with making a song which is better than many artists' albums, Weekend Supaheroes keep the hits coming with, 'Meditation.' The song continues the classic hip-hop vibes which infuse OM Vol.1. The 'award tour' on which the track reflects seems as though it will be an annual occurrence for Orbital Mechanix. Masune's album represents a wonderful synergy between hip-hop and soul. This is particularly evident on ‘Sip Slow’ feat Mariama Ndure and Shara Lunon. As usual, Masune's fire bars have listeners rushing to find an extinguisher, but on this track they pause on the way to listen to Shara's operatic vocals. Not many hip-hop tracks finish with an aria, 'Sip Slow' does. 'Banana Tree' continues the album's joyous vibes. You'll have this on repeat for days and days.

Orbital Mechanix will be electrifying a city near you with Masune’s tour featuring Sha-ra and Mariama Ndure. The US tour will start on the East Coast and run and run from there. To summarize, Orbital Mechanix is about to turn the remainder of 2017 into a 9-month long motion picture.

Contact Orbital Mechanix on Facebook - @orbitalmechanix

Listen to their tunes at http://www.orbmec.com/

Friday, April 28, 2017

Worldwide Premier Of Sylvia Bennett's New Album For You

International Recording Artist Sylvia Bennett is celebrating the upcoming release of her eleventh studio album titled For You with an exclusive World Premier listening experience on Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Join Sylvia and host Sandy Shore, Founder and President of SmoothJazz.com Global Radio as they take you track by track through each of the songs of For You.

Sylvia Bennett continues her journey into smooth original music after last year's chart-topping album It's All About Love. Her brand-new album FOR YOU, delivers another successful set of contemporary, sensuous songs from the Grammy-nominated, Miami-based vocalist and songwriter. The new release features the successful collaborative combo with Ms. Bennett's longtime producer and writing partner, Hal S. Batt. The renowned Miami producer and After Hours studio owner has worked with some of the biggest names in Miami recording history including Ricky Martin, Julio Iglesias, Regina Belle and many more. Also, this go around, Sylvia invites Hungarian violinist and bandleader Peter Ferencz, from the Smooth Jazz Pop ensemble, Peet Project. Modern love songs, jazzy chilled arrangements, heart string-tugging vocals and sophisticated musicianship… FOR YOU is for all of us!

Sylvia Bennett is a Grammy nominated international recording artist and song–writer who has performed at Presidential Inaugurations and opened for such renowned artists as Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jackie Mason, Dizzy Gillespie, Barry Gibb and David Brenner. Discovered by the legendary Lionel Hampton, she has since captivated audiences and critics alike with her sultry and honeyed toned voice. She's the inimitable, unforgettable Sylvia Bennett.

For You will be available for sale on April 21, 2017 on the SmoothJazz.com Listening Loft Store, Amazon, iTunes. Visit SylviaBennett.com for the latest news.

Website: http://www.SylviaBennett.com

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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 enjoyed writing for Chicago R&B artist Brandon James. Over time his story has unveiled itself and unraveled within his music. I've had the privilege of writing this story and coordinating its delivery to fans and media. It is truly the story of a underdog who against all odds has pursued his dreams and is now watching those dreams come true. Below is a recent interview I did with the artist. Instead of changing it into a standard press release I felt it best to leave it as is.

> Tell me a brief history on your struggles in music.

"When I started out I struggled finding my sound.. I would always compare and contrast my abilities making me hesitant and insecure until one day I got over all that and allowed myself to be myself."

> Tell me a brief history of your struggles in life.

"We all have a story to tell I guess lol. But I had an absent father and a distant mother I learned quickly to motivate myself but through that I became dependent on outside relationships like my friends and teachers.It wasn't easy and I used to stress so much about my family and social life I would actually start losing my hair. Music became an escape and a focal point which ultimately saved me from a very dark place."

> Why do you or why would you consider yourself a underdog?

"I've always felt like I'm fighting for what I want bottom up. Meaning I've had to overcome being underestimated, under educated, or honestly just not liked. Struggle seems to have always been a part of my journey."

> So what exactly inspired the song "An Underdog's Tale?"

"It was an honest picture painted by song of what I felt growing up. I also wanted to provoke and honest response from those who heard it. I believe music should be honest and relate-able."

> How and where was the song recorded?

"Written at home and recorded in the studio."

> What does the song mean to you?

"It honestly means hope.It's reflective and it's inspiring to reflect on how far I've come in my personal development."

> Has your struggles in music lead you to any joy of success?

"Yes once I allowed myself to be myself I have been able to accomplish so much. Lesson one learned is to get out of my own way."

> What would you say to your fans and people in general about being the underdog?

"Being an Underdog is not necessarily a bad thing. When you fight for what you want victory is way sweeter because you don't owe anyone anything, be strong keep going."

> What are your plans in music from here

"STRAIGHT TO THE TOP!"

Links:
Website - http://www.branddo20music.com
You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK6zbeEhLhhBH1zfHJ6tqcw
Soundcloud - https://www.soundcloud.com/branddo20/an-underdogs-tale
ITunes - https://www.itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-soul-sessions/id1103038979
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BrandDo20/

Monday, April 24, 2017

ReAmp Recording Studios In Orange County Announces New Ownership And Grand Re-Opening Celebration On May 4

ReAmp Recording Studios has announced their sale and upcoming grand re-opening celebration of their thriving studio in Southern California. The professional recording destination remains in business daily, and has exciting plans for growth in 2017. The ReAmp team invites friends, family and local media to a special invite-only event on May 4, 2017 to kick off new ownership and expanded studio offerings.

Local entrepreneurs Sharifa Dickenson and Bobby Dorsainvil made the decision to purchase ReAmp out of their passion for music, family and desire to scale the recording studio's business to new levels. ReAmp offers a variety of recording, mixing and artist development services, and will continue to focus on providing unsigned, independent and major label clients a top tier experience at competitive pricing. ReAmp was initially owned by Krazy Bone of Bone Thugs-N- Harmony and built by Steven Perkins with the construction process being documented by Pro Audio website Gearslutz.

With strong entrepreneurial and musical backgrounds, Dorsainvil worked for many years in music production and Dickenson spent many years as a professional video producer in New York. Both also take pride in their ethnic background, being Haitian and Barbadian/Bajan respectively and keeping the pulse of Caribbean rooted music in their blood. While ReAmp is known for and proud to work with all genres of music, they are also excited to support popular Caribbean genres such as Soca, Reggae, Dance Hall and Kompa.

The grand re-opening event on May 4 will be hosted by popular Los Angeles based comedian Donald George, and musical performances have been confirmed by Sterling Jones, Joy Pond and other special guests to be announced. Champagne, wine, beer and snacks will be provided and at 5:30pm guests can arrive early for a very special ribbon cutting by the city of Tustin.

Please RSVP for the May 4 grand opening to: Press@BobBradley.info

5:00-6:00pm: Ribbon Cutting by city of Tustin (Open To Public)
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Grand Opening celebration and musical performances (Must RSVP)

ReAmp's facility is composed of master level equipment, studio acoustics and construction that rival those of prestigious Los Angeles, Nashville & New York recording locations. Since their opening in 2015 by founders Stefani Rose and award winning producer Daniel Martin, ReAmp has provided memorable service to their vast number of clients and the new founders guarantee to do the same. With the acquisition, ReAmp is proud to bring over Tyler Wirtz to head in-house engineering, production and to act as general manager for the recording facility.

The ReAmp team has also announced they will be presenting at the 2017 ASCAP Expo this April from the 13th through the 15h. Founder Daniel Martin will be presenting on the topic of making music and will be awarding a lucky winner studio time in the expo's on-site contest.

http://www.reampstudios.com/

For additional information on ReAmp Studios please contact:

Bob Bradley
Publicist
714.321.1471
Press@BobBradley.info

About ReAmp Studios:

ReAmp Studios is located in Southern California and covers over 2,000 square ft. of studio space. It is home to both state-of-art digital and vintage gear, including a rare and coveted Amek APC 1000 console that has been used to record platinum award-winning artists such as Chamillionare and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

Whether you're looking to track scratch demos or high-quality masters, ReAmp is your studio destination. At our Tustin location, we work with all genres and can accommodate most budgets.

Our experienced studio team is composed of producers, award-winning singers, songwriting and engineers. We are dedicated to nurturing the local music scene and providing the highest quality services available, including recording, mixing, mastering and music education workshops. Everyone on our team is insanely passionate about music, and our clients thrive on our energy, creativity and integrity.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Missing Link Music Signs Lil Uzi Vert

Originally having grown up in North Philadelphia’s Francisville neighborhood, Lil Uzi Vert is the only one in his immediate musical circle that is not from Atlanta — but he couldn’t sound more at home over Wheezy’s operatic piano riffs and speaker-stretching 808 rumble. The appeal of his style is not unlike a teenaged Lil Wayne, reminiscent of his vocal tone and penchant for melody.

In the past year, Lil Uzi Vert has experienced a meteoric rise. April 2016’s "Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World" featured his biggest hit to date, and set the pace for July’s "The Perfect Luv Tape", a tightly edited project that featured “Do What I Want,” a song that was prominently featured in a Jordan brand sneaker commercial in October. During this time, he also released a collaborative EP with Gucci Mane, which included a bevy of individual singles, and notched some 33 features in the press, all while touring consistently. SoundCloud crowned him their most followed artist of 2016, and during the second week of 2017, he achieved his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, thanks to a guest verse on Migos’s “Bad and Boujee.”

And just last week Iggy Azalea released the hit single “Can’t Lose” featuring Lil Uzi Vert himself.

Missing Link Music is ecstatic about adding this new up-and-coming talent to its esteemed roster.

About Missing Link Music:

Missing Link is one of the leading independent music publishing companies offering fast, efficient and transparent licensing and royalty collection for songwriters and copyright holders. Missing Link was founded with the vision of offering the songwriter a modern music publishing and rights management solution, always striving for the most favorable rights holder terms in its agreements and licenses, all while expediting a modern worldwide royalty payment process. Missing Link places the songwriter’s needs first, whether it’s royalty collection, international administration or creative support.

Missing Link Music is proud to enter its 21st year as it continues to rapidly expand its roster of talented and commercially active songwriters and producers.

For more information check out: http://www.missinglinkmusic.com/

Friday, April 21, 2017

Atlantic Starr CD Release Party And Celebration April 22, 2017

APRIL 22, 2017 at 8:30 | Time : 8:30pm – 1:00am
Venue : Crowne Plaza White Plains
Address : Downtown 66 Hale Avenue White Plains , New York City

Come Join Atlantic Starr as they introduce their new CD "Metamorphosis" featuring a live stream up close and personal interview. The event will be hosted by WBLS 107.5 and Sirius XM Radio personality Jeff Fox!

Dance, mingle, and be a part of a Facebook live stream up close and personal interview with the group members. Get your ticket on www.atlanticstarrmusic.com

Music: http://www.mediafire.com/file/9r3mul9lj8d2etb/Atlantic_Starr_My_Best_Friend_%28_radio_edit%29_.mp3

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Killer Tracks Launches New Production Music Label - ICON With 16 New Album Releases

Killer Tracks, a premiere source for pre-cleared production music, today announces its new label ICON, featuring music for movie trailers, television promos, advertising, sports, games and other media.

The initial release includes 16 albums created and produced by award-winning composers Frederik Wiedmann and Joel Goodman, founders of independent music producer ICON Trailer Music. The collection runs the gamut from rich, melodic orchestral scores—many recorded with live orchestras—to cutting edge electronica. Also included are a large selection of alternate mixes, bonus elements and trailer toolkits. All 16 albums are available immediately for licensing in the U.S. and internationally.

"We are thrilled to represent ICON in the production music market," said Killer Tracks Director of Marketing Andrew Donahue. "Frederik and Joel are gifted, versatile composers who write music brimming with emotion and energy. Their tracks are extremely functional, and expertly crafted to work well with picture." ICON is expected to produce approximately five new albums for the collection each year.

Partnering with Killer Tracks provides ICON with access to the world market and an association with a respected, established brand. "Killer Tracks is known for quality and has been producing music at a high level for a long time," Goodman said. "It also has tremendous market share in the U.S. and abroad. We look forward to enjoying great exposure."

Founded by Wiedmann and Goodman in 2011, ICON initially focused on orchestral trailer music, but has recently been expanding beyond that niche, creatively and conceptually. "We spend a lot of time researching trends and market demands," explained Wiedmann. "We anticipate where the market is headed and are working with edgier and more contemporary styles."

ICON has also developed a reputation for high production value. Whenever possible, it records with live orchestras, choirs and musicians. It also produces music with editorial in mind, creating tracks with numerous edit points, creating alternate mixes, and providing stems and musical toolkits. "We deliver lots of components that are useful to picture editors," Goodman notes.

Wiedmann and Goodman bring broad experience in scoring for film, television, documentaries, commercials and animation. Wiedmann won an Emmy Award for the animated series All Hail King Julien. His credits also include the series Miles from Tomorrowland (Disney) and Green Lantern: The Animated Series (Cartoon Network), as well as the films Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox (Warner Bros. Animation), Hostel: Part III (Sony), Mirrors II (20th Century Fox) and Hellraiser: Revelations (Weinstein Company, Dimension Films). Goodman has more than 140 film and television credits, including the acclaimed PBS documentary series American Experience for which he wrote the main theme. He has also scored more than 30 films for HBO, notably Saving Pelican #895, for which he won an Emmy Award.

Killer Tracks will be exhibiting at NAB Show, April 22-27 in Las Vegas, Booth SL-7616.
Video Links
Making of ICON Cosmic Threat Vol 13: http://www.killertracks.com/#!/Video/ICON013.aspx

Making of ICON Dark Guardian Vol 9: http://www.killertracks.com/#!/Video/ICON009.aspx

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 www.killertracks.com or follow @killertracks on Twitter and Instagram.

Sweetmates Present Their New EP 'Disco Turd'

LISTEN: https://youtu.be/oXOgExynq_s

Sweetmates breathe some fresh air into the industry with their new EP 'Disco Turd.' When they started creating music, Dec and Sam were inspired by genres as far apart as EDM, indie and rock which they mixed with soulful pop vibes to create a truly unique sound. This sound developed into 'Disco Turd.' The resulting EP is original, extremely enjoyable and unlike anything you've ever heard before. As off-the-wall as it is catchy, this four-track EP is addictive and will become the soundtrack to your spring.

Indie pop tracks such as 'Papa Chico's Semi Freddo' and 'Dream To Be Living,' made brilliant by Sam's distinctive, heartfelt vocals and ripping guitar hooks, are taken to another level by the pounding, euphoric dance beats Dec has infused into the EP's production. This collection of scintillating pop will have you dancing into summer.

International media are taking notice of Sweetmates' originality and quality, with ITV's 'This Morning,' being one of many television and radio stations giving the band coverage which stretches from London to LA to Sydney. Their hit I Don't Dream has been played over 600,000 times on Spotify and features in the Lionsgate motion picture Nerve (2016). One reviewer wrote that Sweetmates' music is 'not only unique but also very, very good.” The band is going where nobody has gone before and is taking a lot of fans with them.

Download 'Disco Turd' from April 1st, or pre-order on iTunes now and you will receive 'Woof' instantly. Sweetmates are throwing a 'Disco Turd' launch party at Sticky Mike's Frog Bar in Brighton on June 17th. You will not want to miss this!

Pre-order 'Disco Turd EP' on iTunes now - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/disco-turd-ep/id1194838133

Watch the official videos for 'Woof' and 'Papa Chico's Semi Freddo´ on Sweetmates' YouTube channel now - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTyBo0eNOAAvP5YOp8z4LvA

Contact Sweetmates via :
E-mail – sweetmatesofficial@gmail.com

Web - www.sweetmatesmusic.co.uk

Social media - Soundcloud.com/sweetmates
Facebook.com/sweetmatesuk
Twitter.com/sweetmatesuk
Instagram.com/sweetmates

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New Video For Faerie Tree By Shane Ó Fearghail

Sad Opera Entertainment and Irish singer-songwriter Shane Ó Fearghail are thrilled to announce the launch of the new video for Faerie Tree from the album They Might See Dolphins, which is available on all platforms.

Faerie Tree (https://youtu.be/cv8mTukdV8k), inspired by a weekend on the Hill of Tara in Co Meath, is a song about an ancient Irish Romance tale between Niamh and Oisín and their meeting.

In this indie ballad, Shane perfectly blends his characteristic vocal style and acoustic guitar sound in a delicate mix of lyrics in English and Irish.

"One minute you're hearing the heartfelt warblings of the singer songwriter", writes DJ Sinister Pete from Phantom FM "next they're rocking it out with the best of them and that's what makes this Dubliner stand out".

Shane Ó Fearghail (http://shaneofearghail.com) is an Irish Singer-songwriter from Dublin, now based in Vienna. His musical style fits neatly into the Irish Indie Folk box. Likened to REM, Crowded House, Rufus Wainright III and Ron Sexsmith, it is easy to see where his songwriting loyalties lie. Irish music however, is his first love.

With connection across Ireland, Austria, Germany, UK, and the US Sad Opera Entertainment promotes emerging artists on a track by track basis for media opportunities on TV, Movies, Commercials, Video Games.

Website: http://shaneofearghail.com/
Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv8mTukdV8k&t=8s

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Morsy And Never Yet Contested Present Their New Album "Formative Feedback"

The multi-cultural spirit which defines New York is encapsulated in this versatile project which combines hip-hop, RnB and house to create a compelling album. Never Yet Contested (N.Y.C.), one of the most lyrically versatile upcoming hip-hop artists in New York combines with veteran DJ and Producer, Morsy to create a truly unique album.

Whatever your personal taste in music, you can find something to dance to on "Formative Feedback". The project's global appeal is assisted by its’ range of global influences, which include Brazil's Bossa Nova style on the Raphaello Mazzei collaboration, "Nao A Solidao" , as well as the anthemic "Party in Dubai" song coming to a radio near you. Unlike any other album currently available, the tone of the album then switches to deep house with "Crystals" (featuring and co-produced by MopTop and Codes) bringing soulful vibes which demonstrates the diversity of this eclectic project. Collaborations like this have enabled Morsy the ability to work with legendary labels, such as Strictly Rhythm, Nervous Records, Jango Music and Good For You Records and performing at Coachella. Last but definitely not least, Never Yet Contested hones in on his hip-hop skill set over Morsy’s alternative club sound to combine and close the album out with their final track "Beast". Stay tuned for the debut video release of this song coming soon.

The scale of genre mixing presented on "Formative Feedback" may appear daunting to other artists, however, Morsy and Never Yet Contested pull it off spectacularly, seamlessly hopping between genres to provide a unique listening experience and craft out their own genre. Without a doubt, Morsy and Never Yet Contested are making a statement on this visceral, irresistibly catchy project.

"Formative Feedback" will be released on March 20th 2017. Pre-Orders of the album will be available on iTunes - February 20th 2017. Here's a preview

Morsy Social Links

Twitter - https://twitter.com/morsymusic
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/morsymusic
SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/morsymusic
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/morsymusic

Never Yet Contested Social Links
Never Yet Contested Official Website - https://www.neveryetcontested.com/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/neveryetcontested/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/NeverYetContest
SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/neveryetcontested
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/neveryetcontested/

Hybrid Studios and Orange County Production House Hold ReverbNation Competition

Hybrid Studios and their subsidiary production company, Orange County Production House, are holding their annual competition through ReverbNation. The winning band or artist wins two days of recording in Hybrid's Studio A with full production provided by OCPH and Producer/Engineer Joshua Brooks. The submission deadline for this year's contest ends May 4th, and a 2017 winner will be chosen by May 15th

"We always get a ton of submissions for the ReverbNation competition," said Hybrid Manager Mike Miller, "It's always hard to narrow down a winner out of so many talented local artists, but we're looking forward to working with whoever wins the grand prize this time around!"

Orange County Production House provides services such as mixing and mastering, as well as Single and EP production packages. The winner of the ReverbNation contest will be treated to the full set of services that OCPH provides at Hybrid Studios. This will be the third year that Hybrid Studios hosts the competition; past winners include independent artist, Andy Allo, and OC rock band, Hoity Toity.

To apply for the competition, visit https://www.reverbnation.com/submission/details?campaign_id=13791.

About Hybrid Studios
Hybrid Studios is a 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.

For more information on Hybrid Studios, please visit: http://www.hybridstudiosca.com/

About Orange County Production House
At Orange County Production House the goal is to foster growth within the local entertainment industry. From music and video production, to distribution and marketing, the experienced staff works alongside artists in their creative endeavors to reach a much broader audience. Not only does Orange County Production House assist in turning creative ideas into polished, finished projects; they have a strong emphasis on sharing industry knowledge and educating clients in order to set them up with a solid foundation to make an impact in the world of entertainment.

For more information on Orange County Production House, please visit: http://www.ocproductionhouse.com/