Saturday, October 28, 2017

Deadline Looms - The 14th Annual Acoustic Music Awards

Registration deadline looms for the 14th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards), this is great opportunity for music artists everywhere. IAMA is the preeminent awards for musicians, promotes excellence in acoustic music performance and artistry. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Participating sponsors include Acoustic Cafe and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Music artists stand a chance to win awards in eight different categories: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo Folk, Americana/Roots/AAA, Instrumental, Open (any musical style or genre), Bluegrass/Country, etc. There will also be an Overall Grand Prize winner awarded to the top winner worth over US$11,000, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in US and Canada.

IAMA is sponsored by: D'Addario Strings, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Sirius XM Radio, Acoustic Café Radio Show, MixButton,, Kari Estrin Management & Consulting, and

In its 14th year, IAMA has a proven track record of winners going on to get signed and hit the Billboard Charts. Meghan Trainor was discovered by IAMA seven years ago and is now a global superstar with #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts with "All About That Bass" (#1 for 9 weeks) and #1 debut on The Billboard 200 Charts with her debut album "Title", won for a Grammy award for Best New Artist in 2016. The 2nd Annual IAMA winner Zane Williams’s winning song was recorded by country music star Jason Michael Carroll, that song hit #14 on Billboard Country Charts and #99 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Jeff Gutt, a finalist at the 9th Annual IAMA was a runner-up on X-Factor USA. Charlie Dore (known for her #1 hit “Pilot of the Airwaves”) was the top winner in 2008.

Danish Singer/Songwriter Tim Schou (see picture) won top honors at the past year’s 13th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards). He has been signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing. He is the first from Denmark to ever win at IAMA. He was a member of “A Friend in London”, a Danish pop rock and rock band that represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. He won the Overall Grand Prize as well as the Best Male Artist at the 13th Annual IAMA.

Other notable winners include Bertie Higgins & Bellamy Brothers, who won the Best Folk Category. Bertie Higgins is known for his #1 hit "Key Largo" and Top 10 hit "Just Another Day in Paradise". Bellamy Brothers are known for their eleven #1 hits "Let Your Love Flow", "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me", "Too Much Is Not Enough" and many more.

NEeMA, featuring Emmylou Harris won the runner-up award of the Folk category. NEeMA is a folk singer from Canada. Folk legend Emmylou Harris has five #1 hits and counting.

Grace VanderWaal, America’s Got Talent’s last year’s top winner is a finalist in the Best Female Category. Her debut album hit #9 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. At 12 years old, she is the youngest finalist in the history of IAMA so far.

Marty Cintron, from the award winning group “No Mercy” is a finalist in the Best Male Artist Category. No Mercy is known for their #1 hit song "Where Do You Go".

The opportunity for ends soon. The deadline to enter is November 10th. For more information, go to:


Thursday, October 26, 2017

"You Aren't Anonymous"..TJ Doyle

T.J. Doyle, L.A's proponent of Americana music that presents his love of the Earth and the people on it, will present his newest single, "Anonymous" on Sept. 7.

On Totem Artists and distributed by Dash/Go, "Anonymous" is "a tribute to anyone who has felt marginalized", says Doyle. As TJ's lyrics say, "Don't you know that you are golden, Don't believe you're anonymous".

The single is the follow up to "Unconditional", a song about "unconditional love in the digital age", that received airplay all over Europe, Australia, New Zealand and across North America.

At a time when divisions seem to be so loud in people’s minds, TJ Doyle feels music can bring calm, so he presents ideas that help dissuade the internal discourse that is prevalent in our society today. In "Anonymous" particularly, the singer/songwriter says, " It is my hope the listener can take away the thought they have something very special in them, and start to fan the flames of this 'self', so they can 'spread their wings and FLY'!"

Doyle, who admits to his strong vocals being reminiscent of Neil Young, describes his music in general as a vehicle to "help people make sense of themselves and the world. That is my prime directive with my music and lyrics." The Neil Young part is not reversible. "That's the way I sing. Can't help it".

"Anonymous", produced by David Z Rivkin (Prince, Fine Young Cannibals) is part of a planned EP, "or maybe an album. "It doesn't matter anymore. People can now enjoy music from an artist one song at a time. The album will arrive when it's the 'right time'". Doyle has released two albums the most recent being "On The Horizon" released in 2016. That recording received highly favorable reactions from many media outlets including The Vinyl District, Jamsphere, Onstage Magazine, and Bearded Magazine.



Willie Basse Intimate Recoing Workshop Friday October 27, 2017 at NRG Studios NoH

Cultural Ambassador to the Sunset Strip, WILLIE BASSE is hosting a 2-Day RECORDING WORKSHOP Friday October 27th and 28th 2017 at NRG Studios NoHo starting at 2pm.
To attend CALL: (213) 947-3786
or PayPal $499 to

BASSE says, "This is a once In a lifetime opportunity to mentor my Fans, fellow Artists, Producers, Sponsors, etc. You will sit in and experience the intimate, professional recording of my new single, (In The) "Heat Of The Night" and YOU WILL RECEIVE Album Credit for participating"

The song performance features James Kottak (Scorpions) on drums, Marshall Harrison on lead guitars, Scott Warren on keyboards and WILLIE BASSE on bass, guitars, vocals, engineering and mix.

"Basse's Music Is Timeless" explains #HairNetRadio where Bassesongs are in heavy rotation daily!

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"Which Side R / U on" - Single by WILLIE BASSE

• Look for #WILLIEBASSEtourdates TBA

The BEST is Now!



Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Iggy Azalea, The Kills, TV On The Radio & The Legendary Wu Tang Clan Confirmed For 1St Off Weekend Festival

We all deserve an OFF WEEKEND and Miami is about to get its biggest! South Florida's only multi-genre music festival is confirmed to launch at Historic Virginia Key Park in Biscayne on December 9th & 10th, 2017! The eclectic lineup has confirmed Multiplatinum Artist Iggy Azalea, The Kills, TV on The Radio, Wu Tang Clan, Alex Clare, Bishop Briggs, Los Walters, Missio, Misterwives, Sunlight & Lions, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Shelters and More To Be Announced!

Over 2 days an estimated crowd of over 40,000 + Friends will experience a new era in South Florida music festivals. Created and produced by some of the greatest music event conceptualists in Miami (Eric Prydz and Above & Beyond at RC COLA Plant, HYTE MIAMI).

"We are excited that OFF WEEKEND is coming to Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in early December! We have wanted to have an event with Art, Music and Culture happen in December for a long time and are really interested to see what Like Minded Events will create at this beautiful park", says Michelle Swaby-Smith, Special Events Liaison for Virginia Key Beach Park Trust.

"Historic Virginia Key Beach Park is the perfect location for an event like OFF WEEKEND. We have a beautiful shoreline, wonderful historic landmarks and a lush tropical landscape that will be very conducive for an event such as this. The event organizers have promised a weekend of Artistic driven entertainment with unique art exhibits, music and fun! We welcome Off Weekend to this Paradise Renewed." Says Guy Forchion, Executive Director for Virginia Key Beach Park Trust

For those who wish to express their individualism but celebrate community... there is OFF Weekend. Music meets Art under the sun & sky kissed by the waters off of Biscayne Bay. OFF Weekend will present layers of incredible and talented contemporary musicians during the world's largest contemporary art weekend for the first time ever.

OFF Weekend Music & Arts Festival welcomes Family & Friends of All Ages

OFF Weekend Culinary Campground & Art Installation Information To Come…

OFF BFF Tickets on Sale Thursday August 31st 1pm EST!
OFF BFF tix are $59.99 for 2 day GA
OFF VIF (Very Important Friends) tix are $199

Snapchat: offwknd


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Strange Loops Releases Debut EP, New Era

"An electrifying sound that is entirely their own." - The Deli Magazine

Having built a reputation — in just six months — for their energetic live performances, and fresh off a northeast concert tour, NYC-based band Strange Loops announces the official release of its debut EP, New Era. Combining soul-drenched power-vocals, funk-tinged hooks, and a disco-worthy, frenetic rhythm section, Strange Loops delivers classic-rock sound with a youthful attitude.

Featuring Sofie "Sef" Kapur (lead vocals), Tyler Postiglione (guitar), Santi Hervella (drums), Nardo Ochoa (bass, vocals), and Mackenzie Leighton (keyboard, vocals), New Era is a dynamic sampler of Strange Loops' finest efforts thus far.

"Ripple On," New Era's opening track, breathes life anew into the pop ballad with breezy riffs and harmonies over an intricate, but infectious, melody. In "Collegiate Sport 10," lead singer Sofie Kapur dances between fuzzy bass lines and a pulsing drumbeat, belting guttural garage-rock while maintaining a uniquely delicate quality. "This World Is Not For You," a stadium-ready anthem, closes the EP with driving instrumentation, starkly honest lyricism, and stripped-bare vocals.

Self-produced, the recordings were mixed and mastered by Tyler Postiglione.

The EP will be available for digital purchase and streaming through most major digital distribution partners on August 24, 2017. Additional information about Strange Loops can be found at