Saturday, August 26, 2017

Handshake & Ice Cream Helps Artists Monetize Their Facebook Followers

Artists and labels are continuously looking for new ways to have a presence in the daily lives of their fans. Traditional merchandise such as t-shirts, tote bags and stickers are great, but they hold very little novelty for today's fan when social media is generating increasingly short attention spans and information overload. But Americans remain a captive audience in their automobiles: According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, Americans spent an average of 26 minutes each way to work in 2014, which works out to a total of 1.8 trillion minutes commuting. And the commute grew about 24 seconds longer in 2015, extending their commutes 3 hours and 20 minutes longer than in 2014.

Leveraging this fact, Handshake & Ice Cream offers record labels and artists a novel way to immerse themselves in the daily lives of their fans: direct-to-customer custom car air fresheners. "Imagine a Metallica air freshener in the shape of their logo or Justin Bieber fans sporting an air freshener with his image and the text "I'M A BELIEBER."

Handshake & Ice Cream provide the full range of services necessary to sell and service Facebook followers, including Facebook ordering integration, order processing and direct-to-customer fulfillment, and back-end order and customer support. This allows labels and artists to monetize their fans by simply posting to Facebook while Handshake & Ice Cream handles the rest. Furthermore, an air freshener campaign will complement existing merchandising strategies by providing an artist or a label with an inexpensive product designed to convert sales and generate margin, all while capturing valuable customer data like email addresses, which can later be used for email campaigns to generate sales for higher ticket items such as album releases and concert tickets.

Handshake & Ice Cream is offering record labels an introductory promotion for their first artist at no initial cost as a means to test the concept. "We believe so much in the product and services we provide that we offer record labels and artists an introductory offer at no out-of-pocket expense. We will prepare a design concept and a small run of product to allow our customers to easily test the concept."

About Handshake & Ice Cream
Handshake & Ice Cream helps record labels and artists monetize Facebook Followers by offering a sales platform for products supported by its end-to-end solution that includes product manufacturing, direct-to-customer product fulfillment, and back-end order and customer support.

Contact information:
Isaac Christopher, Co-Founder & VP of Sales
Direct: (949) 242-9699 ext 2545


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Indiana Native Ana Morris Is Ready To Take Her Music To The Main Stage

Exploding from the state of Indiana, 19-year-old Ana Morris, a contemporary soul singer, bares her honest rebellion with a new school ode to an old school recreation. Over a bouncy track produced by OT Beatz, "Hit That" establishes Ana’s confident swagger immediately. Certain to energize the party, Ana Morris paints a perfect picture of what it looks and feels like to partake in the smoking ritual of Bob Marley, while having a fun time belting out her lyrics. The party single will be available for download on iTunes and streams on Spotify, along with other download stores and streaming services through Omar Tyree Inc. / Tenable Records and The Orchard distribution network of Sony Music.

The second single "Take A Ride" shows Ana Morris introducing herself and her goals in the music industry, while enticing everyone to enjoy a silky smooth cruise through her home city of Indianapolis. Produced by Determinate Beats, Ana glides over this thick and seductive track with a comfortable flow, reminiscent of Aaliyah Haughton. With both tracks set to release on Tuesday, June 27, Ana Morris just may be the one to keep a watchful eye on.


Listen To "Take A Ride"

Listen To "Hit That"

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Hybrid Studios Plays Venue For Summer Rock Shows

Orange County multimedia production facility, Hybrid Studios, has served as a venue for two back-lot concerts to start Summer 2017. Mr. Sunday Productions and Top Acid held an EP release show for Robber on Saturday May, 13th. North Dwarf Records and The Gromble followed with their own show, featuring Precious Kid, No Vacation, and The Aquadolls, on June 6th.

"We want to be involved with local music as much as possible," said Hybrid Studios Manager Mike Miller, "Live music isn't necessarily something we cater to all the time, but it's awesome to work with talented promoters like Mr. Sunday and North Dwarf. They really put together some awesome shows."

The Robber EP release show on May 13th featured performances from White Fang, Capital Wasteland, Uniform, and Moss in support. Another summer show is being planned for Hybrid's back-lot by Mr. Sunday Productions on July 1st, and all ages are welcome to attend.

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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Kick Ass Rock Band 'Cletus Funk' Release EP 'Let It Flush' & 'Interweb' Single On Independence Day

The CLETUS FUNK band come with full guns blazin' with the catchy single 'INTERWEB', featuring their infectious brand of killer rock songs with a dose of levity about living in today's wacky world. From the just released EP 'LET IT FLUSH' on July 4th, Indepence Day, 'INTERWEB' follows mascot 'Cletus' as he tries to make sense of social media & technology that changes constantly and has turned his simple life into a clusterf*ck of non-stop head scratchin' bewilderment. The EP is available now on iTUNES: & all digital stores.

The 3 piece group, led by Lead Vocalist, chief songwriter & guitarist Cam Neville, Bassist Todd Snapp, & rounded out by Drummer Livio Silvestri, follow up their 'ILL EAGLE' release with the epic 'LET IT FLUSH' EP. Inspired by as Cam puts it "an election never before seen, a reality show tweeting 'President', internet stars famous for having no talent & social media barrage of turning our world into a giant 'game show' that makes 'Let's Make A Deal' contestants look absolutely normal!" The 5 songs dig into today's world as seen by CLETUS FUNK, including "Spanish Nylon", "It's Just OK", "Hanging By A Thread", "& "No Problem", in addition to the aforementioned "Interweb" lead single.

The band brings it to you bare bones, straight no chaser & with tongue planted squarely in cheek, as Cam says "Life is too short & the World too crazy not to see the humor in it all, kick back, pop the top of your favorite adult beverage & crank up some CLETUS FUNK & help us "LET IT FLUSH"!"

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Betty Moon Announces August 25 Release For New Album CHROME

Canadian export Betty Moon has been busy setting the stage for the release of her 8th studio album CHROME. Being announced for an August 25 release, Moon has unveiled a series of singles and remixes from the album paired with music videos that take the viewer down the rabbit hole of her larger-than-life style, lyrics and sound. Her latest single "Life Is But A Dream" premiered recently via Our Culture Magazine and is now available via online retailers.

Put together as a concept record, Moon carefully spent the last year crafting songs that capture the story of her new life in Hollywood after relocating from Toronto. Moon is known for her fearless approach to creativity and ability to stay ahead of music trends that keeps her sound fresh and exciting. CHROME is the follow-up to her critically praised 2016 release Pantomania, and was produced by Betty Moon and members of her band. CHROME's first single "Sound" was released in March and has been receiving critical praise, alongside some impressive remixes by respected DJs Mahalo, Loud N' Killer and Ganberg.

Betty Moon first signed with A&M Records while living in Canada and hasn't looked back since. With multiple major label and independent releases under her belt, Moon thinks only about what's next and ensures she always keeps her music fun, innovative and well-produced. Moon has been nominated for four Canadian CASBY Awards including Best Album of the Year, Best Single of the Year, Best Video of the Year, and Best Artist of the Year. In addition, she has shared the stage and collaborated with many of today's top producing, recording and film industry talent.

"The idea behind CHROME was to project a beautiful, destructive and sexy concept of what life can be like when there is nothing holding you back. The drama, success and passion for music all comes together with this album. Each song was pieced together to tell a story that is bigger than you could imagine." - Betty Moon

Moon's last 4 albums have been released by Moon's label and production company Evolver Music, which is a successful Hollywood based company that releases music and produces music for film and TV.

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For media information please contact:
Bob Bradley | Publicist

Andy Villapando | Evolver Music

About Betty Moon:

"...You can't help but give Ms. Moon her due as a true child of the ‘60s who embodies that era's gung-ho spirit of sex and revolution and rock & roll...and who couldn't use a good healthy dose of that in these Skrillex times? " - LA Weekly

Betty Moon is a Toronto-born singer, songwriter, producer, and filmmaker. Known for her sultry voice, rock n' roll attitude and visionary appeal, Moon is an always-evolving tour de force. Moon's music has been featured in a variety of television shows and films including Californication, Dexter, Bounty Hunters, Walking the Dead directed by Melanie Ansley, and Last Gasp starring Robert Patrick.

Moon's first album deal was with A&M Records, and her self-titled debut LP was released while living and touring throughout Canada. She has been nominated for four CASBY Awards including Best Album of the Year, Best Single of the Year, Best Video of the Year, and Best Artist of the Year. Moon released multiple records after her debut album, which includes Doll Machine (EMI), STIR (St. Clair), Demon Flowers and multiple releases via her label Evolver Music including Rollin' Revolution, Amourphous and Pantomania.

In 2010, Moon relocated to Los Angeles and released her 5th album Rollin' Revolution, which garnered airplay on famed L.A. rock radio station KROQ. In 2013, Moon was a featured artist at the Sunset Strip Music Festival, sharing the stage with Marilyn Manson, Quiet Riot and The Offspring. She continues to be a regular performer at iconic venues such as The Roxy, Whisky a Go Go, and The Viper Room in Hollywood. Her collaboration with top music industry professionals includes Kenny Aronoff, Randy Cooke, Wes Scantlin, John Christ, Jason Sutter, Glenn Milchem, Gavin Brown and Chris Lord-Alge.

Moon's 8th studio album CHROME has been announced for a August 25, 2017 release.