Thursday, December 13, 2018

Cinq Music Partners With Rock Group TRAPT, Drops New Single


Indie distributor, label and publisher Cinq Music has partnered with Multi-Platinum American rock band TRAPT to release a new single with visionary rapper An0maly. The signing and new song were announced by Cinq Senior VP of A&R Marcus Spence. Titled, COME TOGETHER, the single, along with accompanying video will be available Friday, November 16 on all major digital music outlets. TRAPT's previous label was Warner Bros.



"TRAPT is an uncompromising rock band embraced by millions of fans in these tense and anxious times," says Spence. "Their song catalog is strong and passionate, yet always full of reflection. The band's inspiring lyrics and powerful message promote positive change through music. I'm so excited to make them my first project at Cinq." TRAPT is probably best known for their 2002 hit ‘Headstrong,' which topped the Billboard rock chart and peaked in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200.



According to TRAPT founder and frontman Chris Taylor Brown, the new song COME TOGETHER is a unifying anthem for the US, and possibly the world. "Come Together is all about love and positivity," says Brown. I am tired of the hate, division, and negativity in America. I wanted to make a song that would hopefully unite and help the great American society at large. Adds An0maly, "This song is aimed at reminding people that regardless of their skin color, religion, or political beliefs, life would be better for all of us if we stop being so divisive, nasty and stubborn."



About Cinq:

Cinq Music is a technology driven distributor, record label and rights management company. Cinq's repertoire has won four Grammy awards, dozens of Gold and Platinum RIAA certifications, numerous number one chart positions on the Latin Urban and Tropical Billboard charts and was nominated for Latin Rhythm Label of The Year at the 2016 Latin Billboards. http://www.cinqmusic.com. Cinq Music is a GoDigital Media Group company http://www.godigitalmg.com


http://www.cinqmusic.com

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Worship Artist XAVIER JOLLIFF Inks Management Deal With The Management Agency (TMA)


Worship Artist XAVIER JOLLIFF has inked a management agreement with The Management Agency (TMA).



Xavier Jolliff is an American Contemporary Christian singer, songwriter and musician.



As a teenager Xavier began writing lyrics and singing to family and friends. He became a member of the AARC Mass Choir in 2005 and recorded Gospel Music chart topper "I've Got a Testimony" which stayed at the top of the charts for weeks and won multiple awards.



His love for music transcends genres. At an early age he was able to play with Hip-Hop and R&B sensations Destiny's Child, R. Kelly, Chico DeBarge, Do or Die, Flavor Flav, Bobby Brown and Al B. Sure. After becoming a Ravinia Jazz Scholar he has played alongside jazz greats Ramsey Lewis, Willie Pickens, Charlie O'Neil, Ernie Adams and Rubin Alvarez.



After leaving the University of Minnesota where he successfully worked with the university's Gospel choir to much acclaim, Xavier returned to his hometown of Chicago and took a job teaching Gospel Choir at his alma mater, Gordon S. Hubbard High School. From there, he went on to teach at Hyde Park High School, earning his first major award for Best High School Choir.



In March 2018 Xavier performed a live audio and video recording of his debut album entitled Heart of Worship. He is currently putting the final touches on the album which is expected to be released in 2019.



XAVIER JOLLIFF ONLINE:

Website: https://www.xavierjolliff.com

Facebook: /xavier.jolliff

Twitter: @xavierjolliff


Music: http://themanagementagency.com/clients/audio/jolliff-how.mp3


MANAGEMENT

The Management Agency | Gary Stripling

Office - 904.745.9151

Online - www.TheManagementAgency.com



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The Management Agency is one of the country's premiere independent artist development and management agencies. Our international roster includes artists and bands in India, Australia, Italy, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, and all across the USA.

Critically-Acclaimed Instrumental Rock Guitarist Mike Dekleva Releases His Second Four Song Instrumental Rock Music EP "Psychedelia"


Instrumental rock guitarist Mike Dekleva releases his second four song instrumental rock music EP, "Psychedelia," on Friday, November 9, 2018.



"Psychedelia" follows in the footsteps of Dekleva's critically acclaimed and award-winning 2015 debut instrumental rock EP, "Synergy." Like "Synergy," Dekleva's new EP "Psychedelia" is a collection of four new original instrumental rock songs and was recorded at Paragon Recording Studios in Franklin, Tennessee, and in Dekleva's home recording studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "Psychedelia" was co-produced by Dekleva and Nashville session guitarist Robbie Calvo, and features performances by Dekleva (lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars), Robbie Calvo (rhythm guitars), Jason Webb (piano and keyboards), Amanda McCoy (bass guitar) and Grady Saxman (drums and percussion). "Psychedelia" was mixed by Casey Barker at Paragon Recording Studios, and mastered by John Mayfield at Mayfield Mastering, in Nashville Tennessee.



Dekleva's guitar playing has drawn favorable comparisons to the playing of renowned guitarists Steve Lukather, Neal Schon, Dan Huff, and Eric Clapton. His music features strong vocal-like guitar melodies and pop-style musical arrangements, but also incorporates elements of classic hard rock music from the '70's and '80's. Dekleva's music has been described as having an abundance of "melody, timbre, tone and all-round class," that should appeal to not only fans of instrumental rock guitar, but to "music lovers in general." (JamSphere Independent Music Magazine, January 13, 2016).



"Psychedelia," will be available for purchase beginning on Friday, November 9, 2018, from Dekleva's "CD Baby" store, as both a special, limited edition CD and as a digital download. The EP will also be available from iTunes in a "Mastered for iTunes" format, with a pre-sale starting on Friday, November 2, 2018.



For more information, contact:

Mike Dekleva

mike@mikedeklevamusic.com

(505) 263-7586



web sites:

www.mikedeklevamusic.com

www.facebook.com/mikedeklevamusic

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Smooth Gospel Artist LARRY CRAIG Drops Single To Radio


Smooth Gospel Artist LARRY CRAIG reflects his passion for Gospel music and his love for Christ in his new single "No Greater Love." He sings of the unchanging faithfulness of God's love for us and declares the power of the Word infused in God-ordained songs.



Larry Craig has spent a lifetime in music, singing professionally since he was 16 years old. Born and raised in Toledo, OH Larry showed his talents at an early age and was heavily influenced by the music of the church and the Motown sound.



Throughout the 1980's and the 1990's Larry was a member of the contemporary gospel group Proverbs Ministry and worked with some of the leading names in contemporary gospel music including Bebe and Cece Winans, Tremaine Hawkins, Esther Smith and many others.



Sensing a call from God in his heart for a deeper involvement in ministry Larry was ordained an elder in his church, The Straight Gate Ministry in Detroit, MI, and is now a minister of the gospel. In 2000 Larry's wife of 27 years, Laverne, passed away after a lengthy illness leaving behind Larry and their three children. After a deep and continuous time of prayer Larry felt a call from God to take his music ministry to a higher level.



Larry began writing songs that depicted his life experiences and how they intersected with God's love. Now remarried to his current wife Kathy he has focused songwriting and is excited about the new music that has come from his pen.



No expense has been spared to bring about a world class production with superior musicians performing on Larry Craig's latest EP by the same title. Larry's strong and powerful voice delivers with passion and commitment a message of hope through a vibrant eclectic mix of pop, soul, and R&B sounds.



If you like the "Motown Sound" for which Detroit is famous then you will love Larry Craig's smooth vocals that deliver a strong message of God's love.



Single serviced to radio by TMA Media Group / Play MPE.



LARRY CRAIG ONLINE:

Website: http://www.LarryCraigMusic.com

Facebook: @LarryCraigMusic

Twitter: @MelodyManLarry



MANAGEMENT

The Management Agency | Gary Stripling

Office - 904.745.9151

Online - www.TheManagementAgency.com



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The Management Agency is one of the country's premiere independent artist development and management agencies. Our international roster includes artists and bands in India, Australia, Italy, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, and all across the USA.



http://larrycraigmusic.com/media/No-Greater-Love.mp3

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Announcing Amped Studio 2.0


The brand new version of the online DAW, Amped Studio, features the next generation of virtual instruments, and allows you to 'compose with your voice' with sophisticated pitch- and beat-to-MIDI features that quickly turn your vocal ideas into songs. Best of all, you can use Amped Studio 2.0 for free!



Available: Now

Price: FREE subscription or $4,99 a month for extra content and instruments.



Online music production is about to be revolutionised with the release of Amped Studio 2.0. Amped Studio is a sophisticated online DAW that lets you produce complete tunes with audio and MIDI tracks as you would with any DAW. However, because it's a browser-based DAW, it is not limited to music production on one computer – instead you can make music anywhere in the world for free, as long as you have an internet connection!



Amped Studio already stands out from most DAWs in that you can record and play both audio and MIDI content at the same time on the same track, and also add as many virtual instruments and effects as you want. However, the latest 2.0 enhancements look set to make Amped Studio the most intuitive and inspirational online DAW out there, while also including incredible features that mirror the best in traditional DAW production.



Amped Studio 2.0 now includes external virtual instruments – just like VSTs – which are produced using the all-new WAM (Web Audio Module) technology.



The two free WAM instruments are OBXD and DEXED, each based on famous classic analogue and FM synths. Augur is the first commercially-available WAM instrument but, as WAM is open source, more developers are expected to release WAM instruments over the next few months. You can find more on Amped Studio's sister site WAM.fm.



Amped Studio 2.0 also features brand new pitch- and beat-detection technology called Hum and Beatz, so users can hum or beatbox into the DAW which then automatically creates MIDI notes and beats. Simply assign a virtual instrument, sing and compose with your voice!



As well as the all-new WAM instruments and Hum and Beatz detection, other additions to Amped Studio include volume and panning automation plus a special Content Editor which allows more sophisticated audio editing.



Amped Studio 2.0 is available on a free subscription that includes the all-new WAM instruments and vocal-to-MIDI features. A premier subscription of $4.99 a month gets you more instruments, sounds and audio options. Amped Studio 2.0 has been developed within the new Web Assembly browser technology and currently runs under Chrome, Vivaldi and Opera, and will eventually work in other browsers as they move to Web Assembly.



Bil Bryant, CEO of Amped Studio says:

"The 2.0 update to Amped Studio really drives online music making up to another level. As well as adding sophisticated yet fun tools that help you turn ideas into music immediately, we have looked at the best features in traditional DAWs and brought those online. Our WAM open source technology could see many traditional VST instrument developers start converting their titles for online music production, so that all DAW users can enjoy their favourite instruments, wherever they are in the world."



For more information on Amped Studio 2.0 head to https://ampedstudio.com

Video tutorial on Pitch & Detection at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RIToDC3gjQ

Try the WAM synthesizers directly at https://wam.fm

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Halie Loren Has New Music Video In Production


Award winning singer/songwriter Halie Loren is in production for a new music video in collaboration with HOCA STUDIO and director Thang Ho in Atlanta, Georgia this week for her original song, "Noah", off of her latest album, "From the Wild Sky", produced by Troy Miller (Jamie Cullum, Becca Stevens, Gregory Porter).



"Noah", an emotionally poignant ballad about loss and hope, is a follow-up to her first video from the album, "How to Dismantle a Life", the buoyant and charmingly wry first single which came out to worldwide praise in Summer, 2018.



"I am so excited to be working with Thang Ho on a song that means as much to me as "Noah" does. The imagery we are creating to communicate this song's story and heart is inspiring and moving me so deeply. I have seen past works Thang and his great team have worked on, and they are truly stunning. I can't wait to see the results of this collaboration!", says Loren.



Much of the production team hail from SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design - Atlanta). Department heads for this production include Writer/Director/Producer Thang Ho, Co-Producers Hahn MJ and Awais Bashir, Director of Photography Vishvesh Bakshi, and Art Director Roxy Flores.



The full video release will be out in the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, Halie Loren's musical discography is available on all streaming outlets, including Spotify, Amazon, and Apple Music, and her CDs are available everywhere through JVC/Kenwood/Victor Entertainment in Asia and Justin Time Records and White Moon Productions throughout the rest of the world.



Contact Information:

Jim West, Wild West Artist Management – Ph: 514-738-9533 / jim@wildwestartist.com

Keith Altomare, Music Marketing Management – Ph: 541-992-5399 / kaltomare@gmail.com

Shelia Smith – PR Coordinator – Ph: 541-521-0120 / whitemoonprod@comcast.net

Website: www.halieloren.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/halielorenmusic


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVEe92mpoww

Friday, November 30, 2018

New Zealand-based Contemporary Jazz Band GroovExpress Rumbles To #1 On Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart With 3rd CD Amsterdaam


Like the mighty locomotive train that is its namesake, 8-piece band GroovExpress, made a mighty leap from #9 to #1 on Billboard magazine's Contemporary Jazz Albums chart for the week of September 15 with its third release, Amsterdaam. The soul-jazz fusion band's latest album had only been on the charts for four weeks before landing at the top of the chart. Led by producer/composer/engineer/guitarist Mykeljon Winckel, GroovExpress has been steadily building a loyal fan base over the last six years with its previous releases and live performances. Leading with first single "Geraldine," Amsterdaam jumped over more established American acts such as Dave Koz and Boney James to claim charts top honors.



Winckel could not be more pleased or surprised. "It was wonderful news to see a life-long dream come to reality," he ecstatically states. "This is awesome and amazing news, I knew when the album was completed we achieved something special, but number #1?!"



Impeccably radio-friendly, "Geraldine" and Amsterdaam are well on their way with their missions to garner GroovExpress deeper entrenchment into the international contemporary jazz world where guitars and saxes reign supreme.



GroovExpress is Mykeljon Winckel, guitars and vocals; Ernest Semu, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and piano; Anthony Hunt, organ and clavinet; Trinidad Sanchez III, electric bass; Isaac Sanchez, drums and percussion; "The Angel City Horns" (leader Chris Tedesco, trumpet and Flugelhorn; Robert Kyle; saxophones and flute; Jim McMillen, trombone) with additional percussion by Larry Salzman.



MJ and his "down under" cohorts were as influenced by annual jazz festivals as they were Casey Kasem's weekly radio show "American Top 40." A fusion of the two was an inevitable reality – Chicago crossed with the CTI crossover jazz productions of Creed Taylor. All of this is sunnily evident in the 11 tracks of Amsterdaam which additionally includes the evocative "Oriental Journey" and "Just Before the Light," the McCartney-esque "In My Heart," one vocal tune "All Night Long," a clever mashup of Robben Ford meets Eric Clapton titled "Blues on the Outside," and the Steely Dan influenced "Thin Blue Line" (‘The Dan' being especially inspiring to Mykeljon in his 5 years of music conservatorium study).



So, if you ever wondered what's goin' down at the intersection of L.A. Express & Oblivion Express, climb aboard GroovExpress for a smooth cruisin' adventure!


http://www.groovexpress.me

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Anders Helmerson "Quantum House Project"

Anders Helmerson is the artist who has been known as a prog fusion composer and cult keyboard player since his sold-out first album "End Of Illusion" (1981).
He has previously released 3 albums, the most recent Triple Ripple was released in 2011 where he collaborated with German drummer Marco Minneman and American bassist Bryan Beller.

What has happened since then?
One thing: Anders has put his electronica behind and plays acoustic grand piano in collaboration with his new trio. This new outfit came as a surprise to many with what it have conceived and many fans was disappointed but he has now gained many new listeners. He still underline that the type of music he is composing now does not differ much from before although the timbre is different.

And due to this timbre the music he produces has suddenly become accepted in the jazz venues. The setting grand piano, drums ( played by Christian Grassart ) and electric bass ( played by Thierry Conand) makes the outcome feel more jazzy and organic. The music is energetic and loud but at the same time lyrical sensitive.

The new trio, named by Anders as "Quantum House Project" is now playing live shows in UK and France. Following by the successful live show at Vortex Jazz Club in London, UK on 4th September 2018, the new album will officially be released on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at PizzaExpress Jazz club in Soho, London, UK at 1PM for a new album release launch party with Anders solo grand piano teaser performance as the background music for the industry networking.

The trio gigs will follow at full live shows after the album launch in later dates, including Paris-Prague Jazz Club on Saturday 26 January 2019 and more gig dates will be added and gig bookings to the clubs are now open via his management at Manager@AndersHelmerson.com

The name Quantum House eludes to the modern science of quantum mechanics that has been a source of inspiration for Anders when he wrote he music and titles as Superposition and Entangle reflects his philosophy in terms of how nature influences the creative process of writing music.
Prior to the album version, the single Entangle in now on the major music download and streaming services such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and so on.

The new album "Quantum House Project" will be on sale for worldwide distributions on 3rd November 2018.

For more info and gig booking, please contact to Anders Helmerson’s music manager Alzira Salama at manager@AndersHelmerson.com and telephone +44-(0)798 637 4027

EPK with bio, demo music, photos and videos is available at:
www.AndersHelmerson.com/EPK

http://www.andershelmerson.com
http://soundcloud.com/anders-helmerson/master-entangle

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

INVISIBLE FORCES By The Whispering Tree Tops The Charts As The #1 Album On Folk Radio For September

Franco-American folk rock duo, The Whispering Tree were the most played artist on the International Folk DJ Chart for September 2018 and their new release, Invisible Forces was the #1 album, with four songs in the top 20. Big Takeover Magazine called the project "a socially potent commentary of humankind's modern times."

At the heart of The Whispering Tree are singer/songwriter Eleanor Kleiner and multi-instrumentalist Elie Brangbour. Together, they craft richly immersive folk-rock brimming with evocative lyrics and a panoramic musicality.

Invisible Forces, the fourth recording by the fiercely independent twosome, was self-produced, fan-funded and recorded at Elie and Eleanor's home studio in Beacon, NY and at Old Soul Studio in Catskill, NY. The album explores a deeply personal and political landscape, with messages of hope, despair and social consciousness.

The song, "Fat Cat" which was #5 for September, has its origins in Elie's French background and the old-time gypsy jazz tradition back in his hometown while the satirical, anti-capitalist sentiment of the lyrics is firmly rooted in the protest songs of the folk revival and music of folk legend and longtime Beacon resident, Pete Seeger.

Watch the video for "Fat Cat" here: https://youtu.be/_XQsEGHimv4

Other highlights include the impressionistic "These Houses,"(which was #2 for September) a song describing urban decay and the haunting beauty of abandoned places; the revelatory "Heavy" which elegantly connects New Orleans-style jazz with 1960s rock and pop harmony vocals; the darkly foreboding environmental ballad, "Garden;" and the sweetly rousing protest song of social change, "Bells" which was inspired by the struggle to legalize gay marriage.

Watch the new video for HEAVY here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2tX2xtXwDU

Since its 2007 inception, The Whispering Tree has issued two albums and two EPs, and toured nationally and internationally. The duo has also earned prime critical acclaim from The Big Takeover Magazine and Keyboard Magazine, among others. Other marquee career moments include being Kerrville New Folk finalists; Philadelphia Songwriter's Project winners; and Eleanor and Elie having the honor to lend their voices to Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt's album, A More Perfect Union.

"A musically diverse take on classic Midwest Americana, sung with the soul of the gospel"
- Americana UK

"A socially potent commentary of humankind's modern times"
- Big Takeover Magazine

http://www.thewhisperingtree.com
http://thewhisperingtree.bandcamp.com/album/invisible-forces

Triple Addiction Gaining Momentum Without New Music

Classic rock n' roll band fused with country and blues sets the tone when they Headline the Brighton Bar on October 20, 2018 at the Brighton Bar, Long Branch NJ. For Don Jamiesons of VH1 That Rock Show Costume Contest Rock Show.

Triple Addiction is a band is made up of three brothers, who are triplets and their best friend. The band has had the opportunity to play all over from the New Jersey Balloon Festival to playing at the Highline Ballroom in NYC. Getting the chance to open up for bands like 3 Doors Down and R.E.O Speed Wagon, Billy Currington has been such a rewarding experience. On November 1st they will take the stage with legendary female rock singer Janet Gardner of the band Vixen, at the Stanhope House in NJ.

"We released a self-titled EP January of 2016 and have never looked back. We have gotten such a great response from all of our fans for all the hard work we put into it, that it has only motivated us more to record new music". Right now we are in the process of recording our first full length album that will be rock blended with country and blues featuring some ballads as well.
Other upcoming shows:

October 20th Don Jamieson's Costume Contest Rock Show at The Brighton Bar - Long Branch NJ
October 27th Scout Fest – Mercer County Park
November 1st Opening for Janet Gardner of Vixen at The Stanhope House - Stanhope NJ
December 8, All Star Music Empire - Flemmington NJ

www.tripleaddiction.com
www.facebook.com/tripleaddiction
www.twitter.com/TAOfficial3

Friday, November 16, 2018

The International Radio Festival Announce Final Line Up Of Radio Stations

The International Radio Festival (IRF) is pleased to announce the final line up of international radio stations broadcasting their programmes live-on-air to their peers and home audiences, from the Piazza D'Armi in Valletta, reaching over 100 million listeners around the globe.

Now in its 9th year, this international broadcasting event represents the first and only global conference to debate and showcase the business, production and curation of the world's most consumed medium – audio/radio content.

The IRF's unique conference format presents industry leaders from the world of broadcasting and audio production and features more than 30 international radio stations broadcasting their programmes live-on-air across Malta and the International Radio Festival DAB+ channel and also to their peers and home audiences, reaching over 100 million listeners around the globe.

Radio stations taking part in this year's event include Bay Radio, Vibe FM, XFM and Magic FM from the host country Malta alongside international stations; BBC Radio 1 (UK), BBC 1Xtra (UK), Jazz FM (UK), MiSoul UK), Fun Kids Radio (UK), United DJ's with Tony Prince (UK), Hits Radio (UK), Flex FM (UK), Ego FM (DE), Le Mouv (FR), M20 (IT), Teenage Radio Immaginaria (IT), Kasheme - Lounge (CH), LikeFM (RU), Radyo 2 -TRT FM (TU), Ibiza Sonica (ES), Kronenhit Radio (AT), IFM (TU), 102FM Tel Aviv (IL), The Big Time (USA), Pride Radio (USA), Kiss FM (AU), Love Radio (CN), plus Sound of India Contest winner RJ Devanki and Mixcloud online radio award winners Dublin Digital Radio (IE) who won ‘Best Online Radio Station' and Pinata FM (FR) who won ‘Rising Star' - Listeners Choice award.

IRF Festival Director Darryl von Däniken says:
"We are delighted to be heading towards music-island Malta, producing the 9th edition of the IRF midst the historic Piazza D'Armi in Valletta, this year's EU Capital City of Culture, which is more than apt as the IRF represents the world's leading broadcasting cultural exchange showcasing 'radio' nationalities such as India, UK, France, Russia, Turkey, USA and China."

Find out more about all the radio stations and shows here: https://www.internationalradiofestival.com/

Get ready to listen to how the world sounds.

Watch the video recap of edition in Milan here: https://youtu.be/hMO087MTO68

As well as the live radio broadcasts The Malta edition of the International Radio Festival's B2B Forum takes place at the historic Mediterranean Conference Centre on 1st November, covering the hottest topics in the global audio and music industries.

BBC R&D's Executive Producer Nicky Birch will cover exciting developments in voice-first audio formats, while international radio consultant John Simons will lead a panel on the rise of niche radio services from rock to jazz.

James Keen, the newly-appointed Station Director for Channel 103 and Island FM in the Channel Islands, will talk with Andrew Zammit from Malta's ‘number one hit music station' 89.7 Bay, about the benefits and challenges of targeting a small island-based audience.

The Conference will also include a celebration of ten years of the UK's Absolute Radio, with its Content Director, Paul Sylvester; and a look at how audio services are re-inventing radio from Xanthe Fuller, Head of Community at Mixcloud.

Martyn Ware – founder of The Human League and Heaven 17, with a 40-year career as a leading record producer - will be talking about his work past and present, including designing and composing ground-breaking 3D-soundscapes.

The use of Blockchain technology in the audio world will be explored at the International Radio Festival's Audio Conference in Malta. Led by Cliff Fluet, a digital lawyer from London-based law firm Lewis Silkin, the session will lead the way in the exploring how blockchain can benefit the radio industry.

Register here for the IRF Audio Conference 2018 https://www.internationalradiofestival.com/conference-malta18/

The International Radio Festival
The International Radio Festival (IRF) is all about Music Radio Content. The IRF was founded in 2010 to specifically celebrate radio's on-air influencers and their production teams who command the trust and loyal “ear” of billions of listeners around the globe, and is unique in that the conference format offers invited radio stations the opportunity to showcase their chosen programme formats to attendees whilst simultaneously broadcasting said programmes live-on-air from the conference back to their home audiences, thus reaching millions of global listeners and making the IRF the largest media event of its kind. www.internationalradiofestival.com

Malta Tourism Authority
With superbly sunny weather, fantastic Mediterranean food, a thriving nightlife and events calendar and 5,000 years of intriguing history, the Maltese archipelago attracts visitors from all around the world all year long. The island country has a plentitude of exciting landscapes, sport activities, historical spots, events, family entertainment programmes, restaurants, and much more to discover and to be cherished. The Malta Tourist Authority helps you to make your visit truly unforgettable - for pleasure or for business. www.visitmalta.com

http://www.internationalradiofestival.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Amsterdam Dance Event Rounds Up Record Breaking 23rd Edition

The 23rd edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has come to an end in the early hours of Monday morning. For the first time ADE welcomed over 400,000 visitors from more than 100 countries for an extensive day and night program featuring over 1000 events and leading artists and speakers from around the world. From 17 to 21 October there were more than 450 night and 600 daytime events spread over 200 locations, with over 2500 performing artists and around 600 speakers participating in keynotes, workshops and master classes on a variety of topics. The conference and festival program by day saw an increase in numbers attending with daytime activities exceeding more than 600.

ADE General Manager Richard Zijlma looks back on a ‘fantastic edition’. This was the last edition under his supervision, with new director Mariana Sanchotene taking over.

A major focus was the anniversary of 30 years of Dutch Dance. Celebrations included the premiere of a three-part VPRO documentary and the launch/presentation of a reference book featuring the scene’s leading lights. South Korea was the focus country this year, consequently much attention was paid to the rapidly growing South Korean music scene. Several conference and festival events illustrated that musically and culturally South Korea has a lot to offer the rest of the world. Other countries highlighted as one to watch were Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Columbia and Mexico, with special industry network sessions and a growing number of artists performing in the day- and night-time program.

A Growing Cultural Destination
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has grown into a five-day poly-cultural event hosting more than 2500 music artists across all participating clubs and concert halls. Undoubtedly the biggest electronic music conference in the world, ADE hosted a myriad of events from countless panels discussions at the main conference through to pop-up performances, audiovisual installations, film screenings, tech schools and charity events. Some of the diverse and exciting speakers involved in this year’s conference program included; Albert van Abbe, Bonobo, Bruce Carbone, David Guetta, Headhunterz, Imogen Heap, Jayda G, Jean Michel Jarre, Jillionaire, Kerry Trainor, Lena Willikens, Nile Rodgers, Orbital, Paula Temple, Ralph Echemendia a.k.a. The Ethical Hacker, Yann Pissenem, Xosar, Zoe Margolis, and more.

Dutch journalist, musician and event organiser Gert van Veen received the Amsterdam Dance Event Lifetime Achievement Award for his enormous and crucial contribution to the dance scene, the city and ADE, only the second person in the history of the event to have received the honour.

For a visual overview of the best things that took place at ADE 2018 look at the website here: https://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/live/

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tony Carlucci & Dynamic Destony Releases New LP "A New Day"

Dynamic Destony has just released their hard-hitting, exciting and energetic LP called "A New Day" which is available on all digital platforms.

This latest offering takes you on a high-energy journey of electronic dance fused rhythms, which are sure to get you moving to the beat. Listed on the album is also 'A New Day' song- The fast paced dance tune has glimpses of euro-pop dance, infused into a pumping beat. It also features strong prominent, impressive vocals, on both parts (Rosanna and Tony).

When listening to the new LP, you can hear a mixture of different dance eras of music. Not only that, other influences are often introduced too- 80's styles can often be heard, amongst trance hints, combined with harder techno beats too.

"A NEW DAY" is an LP which is sure to excite any house music fan. Its blend of styles and genres takes you on a journey into the depths of trance & EDM music. We feel it could also catch the attention and be appealing to those new to the scene too.

選 was Made For Loving You' has more of an 80's influence and includes a scorching electric guitar solo, the mixture is quite broad, yet it still possesses a fast dance vibe. Dynamic Destony has definitely put their own stamp on that remix. That's not the only track to feature guitar either, Burning Up The Dance Floor has a funky blues type sound, put together with a fast moving beat.

Striking a great balance, The LP manages to deliver hard beats, yet doesn't leave you tired. Infused into the whole project, its balanced nicely with popular samples of music, instantly familiar to your ears. In a way this counter-balances the heavier parts, giving a great high energy feel.

The 'A New Day LP' should appeal to a wide range of music fans, because it showcases many different styles and genres and it's mixed into a popular dance style. There's also a diversity of speed on the album too, with a slower ballad called Stars In Your Eyes- This offers a good balance, with a slower number. Whilst the song Orlando has a Spanish type of sound and style.

About:

DynamicDestony is a group that makes energetic and pulsating electronic dance music. They cover all styles of dance music and fuse it into their own unique sound.

When you delve a little more into Tony Carlucci's background, you can see that he boasts a wide range of credentials, not only in music but other artistic avenues too; this surely accounts to his impressive ability to create his own music productions, and sound.

Singer/Songwriter, Keyboardist, Saxophonist, Producer, Composer, Remixer and Actor, Tony Carlucci was born and raised in NewJersey and has been creating music since the age of 3. Tony's wide range of musical performance and knowledge allow his original songs to be heard in various genres and styles. Tony is an ASCAP Member and SongWriter's Hall Of Fame Member. He has won the ASCAP PLUS Songwriting Award for the last nine years.

http://www.jango.com/music/tonycarlucci&dynamicdestony
http://www.soundcloud.com/tonycarlucci

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Deadline Looms - The 15th Annual Acoustic Music Awards

Registration deadline looms for the 15th 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, Aspri Reverb, Sirius XM Radio, Acoustic Café Radio Show, Bandzoogle, MixButton, MusicGateway.com, Kari Estrin Management & Consulting, and Sonicbids.

In its 15th 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 on The Billboard 200 Charts with her debut album "Title", won for a Grammy award for Best New Artist in 2016. Meghan hit #46 on the Billboard Charts again this year again with "No Excuses". Meghan has a staggering 9 songs so far on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts so far, enough to release a "Greatest Hits Album" in her young career. 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.

Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Kevin Fisher (see pictured) won top honors at the recent 14th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) with his song "Beer Me", he wrote the song with Brett Boyett. The song hit #4 on the UK HOT DISC charts. He is a multi-platinum selling songwriter. Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Uncle Kracker and many others have recorded his songs. As and artist himself and a writer for others, his songs are being played all over the world. His music has been featured on TV (True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, America's Funniest Home Videos, etc).

STARS AMONG THE WINNERS AND FINALISTS
Tom Chapin, brother of late great legendary folk singer Harry Chapin, won Best Male Artist with his song "Fair Pay Fair Play Blues".

Other notable finalists include Bertie Higgins, known for his #1 hit "Key Largo" and Top 10 hit "Just Another Day in Paradise". Singer-Songwriter Priscilla Hairston was also a finalist, who has written hit songs for Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, Rihanna and more.

The opportunity for musicians ends soon. The deadline to enter is November 9th. For more information, go to: http://www.inacoustic.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Laura Angelini Makes Birthday World Event

It was the best birthday ever for Southern California based singer Laura Angelini.

The energetic musician and humanitarian flew - on her own dime - in August to Puno, Peru as a volunteer with the Los Angeles-based Angels of Charity and Music (ACM).

She returned a week later, the first week of September, a changed woman.

During that time, Angelini and the rest of the 36-member all volunteer team - including doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and non-medical support members - coordinated the sixth annual mission trip to change the lives of more than 250 Peruvian children through free surgeries to repair cleft palates; ear microtia; nose, throat, hand and feet deformities; and, gastrointestinal maladies.

"I could easily say this was a life changing experience for me," Angelini said, after returning home to Los Angeles. "I felt such beautiful, open hearts and such gratitude."

Angels of Charity and Music is a non-profit organization made up of dedicated musicians, missionaries, doctors, nurses and other volunteers. It was founded in 2010 by Andrea Vicich, also a Southland singer, who performs under the name Andrea Andrea and sings Spanish children's music for Disney and on her own recordings.

Angelini has volunteered for fundraising activities with ACM for the past five years, but this is the first time she has flown to Peru as a member of the mission team.

Last year, since the trip is annually held around the time of Angelini's birthday, she created a Facebook event whereby friends and family donated to ACM instead of buying the singer birthday gifts.

This year, in addition to performing for ACM's annual "Help A Child Smile Again" charity event at a physician's home in Downey, Angelini put her own money where her mouth and heart are and becam e a member of the mission team. The trip was from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.

Angelini also was able to procure donations that paid for the anesthesia for the surgical procedures for the 253 children.

"Laura's support, both financially and as a volunteer was such a blessing," Vicich said. "We (ACM) pay for all of the medical supplies, and the anesthesia would be quite expensive if we paid for it ourselves. We were really blessed with that donation."

In addition to the annual Peru mission trip, during the rest of the year, ACM provides emotional, financial, spiritual and medical help to low-income families and children of broken homes, as well as orphans and youths living in the streets in the United States and Mexico.
The Peru trip is led by ACM's Medical Director, U.S. Surgeon and Ear Nose and Throat Specialist Dr. Terry Shibuya, of Anaheim; ACM President Julian Hanberg; ACM Director Al Sousa; and, Vicich.

Procedures performed during the annual trip would likely be otherwise unattainable as the cost for similar surgeries would be upwards of $40,000, according to Vicich.

Arriving in Peru was a bit challenging for many of the mission team members, several whom, like Angelini, hadn't dealt with what Angelini called "rugged weather." Temperatures ranged in the 30- to 60-degrees; whereas, the Los Angeles area team was coming from about 80 degree temperatures.

The altitude also was a vast difference as Puno — which is known as Peru's folkloric capitol, owing to its traditional music and dance festivals — has an altitude of 12, 556 feet above sea level.

"Most of us took altitude illness meds, so it wasn't too bad," Angelini said.

Once in Puno, the team was met by children and families eager to know if they'd be selected for the life-altering medical procedures.

"Due to time and financial constraints not all the families are able to receive care and some will have to come back next year to try again," Angelini explained.

Watching the skilled physicians and medical professionals give of their time to provide medical care to the families of Peru and being part of the mission team was eye opening for Angelini.

"I was amazed at how everyone worked together so well and how grateful the children and families were," she said.

She told of the excitement exhibited by children and parents when the team first arrived.

"One little girl — she couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old — came running up to me and hugged me. It was so touching," Angelini said, adding she saw the child again before the surgery, comforted her and again after the procedure and the girl again expressed her gratitude.

"It was such a beautiful gift, to see how we were there helping children and families and they were so incredibly grateful for whatever we did," Angelini said. "I couldn't have asked for a better birthday."

For more information on Angels of Charity and Music, or to donate, email: info@angelsofcharityandmusic.org; visit: www.angelsofcharityandmusic.org or call: 818-835-5226.
To learn more about Laura Angelini's efforts throughout the world, and to support, sponsor and participate, visit her charity at sharethatlove.org

http://www.lauraangelini.com

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Killer Tracks Delivers The Music For A NASA Moon Video

Killer Tracks, a Universal Publishing Production Music Company, supplied the otherworldly soundscape for a new video from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission that reveals Earth's nearest neighbor as it's never been seen before. Titled Tour of the Moon in 4K, the video features breathtaking flybys of more than a half dozen sites on the Moon's surface produced from data gathered by LRO and set to the ethereal rhythm of Never Looking Back, a track from the Killer Tracks library composed by Frederik Wiedmann and Joel Goodman.

The video presents incredibly detailed renderings of the structure and features of the Moon's exterior, including the Orientale Basin, a nearly 600-mile wide impact crater formed 3.8 billion years ago. The reason the imagery looks so real, according to David Ladd, the producer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, is it's a full 3D model of the Moon built entirely from actual LRO data, rather than being just an artistic approximation. Ernest T. Wright, a science data visualizer at NASA, constructed the lunar imagery from several data sets. "That's why this video is so fascinating and awe-inspiring," Ladd says. "We are getting a look at the lunar surface and information about what is under it in an all-new way."

Ladd searched the Killer Track library for music for the piece and says that Never Looking Back reflected the same sense of "awe" provoked by the videos. "The choice of music can make or break a project," he observes. "It can engage the audience or turn them away."

Never Looking Back was written and produced by Wiedmann and Goodman earlier this year for their trailer music company ICON, which licenses its music through Killer Tracks. Wiedmann, who won an Emmy Award for his score for the animated series All Hail King Julien, describes the track as electronic ambient and notes that it features unusual instrumentation. The theme is carried by a guitarviol, a handmade hybrid of a guitar and a violin, played with a bow. "It has a modern sound and epic feel that evokes mystery and a curiosity for the unknown," he says.

NASA released Tour of the Moon in 4K on its websites and social media platforms. It's topped 2 million views on NASA's YouTube page and has been featured on CNN, Space.com, Thrillist.com, EarthSky.org, Mashable.com, BGR.com and TheSun.co.uk, among other sites. "It will also be used at science conferences, in schools, museums and at public outreach events," notes Ladd. "It's meant to educate, inform and inspire. We not only want to share and explain science information, but we hope to encourage others to engage in scientific pursuits and arouse a passion for exploring our universe."

Composer Joel Goodman says that when he and Wiedmann were working on Never Looking Back, they had no idea it would be employed by NASA, but adds they are delighted to be part of the unique project. "When we compose music, we often don't know how it will be used; we start with an idea and see where it takes us," he says. "We're often surprised by how others interpret our work. That's one of the great things about music."

About Killer Tracks
Killer Tracks is an industry leader in production music and a global source for pre-cleared music for film, television, advertising and interactive media. With more than 3,100 active albums from 40 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.

Friday, September 28, 2018

John Keenan Taking It To The Next Level

John Keenan Returns Ready To Take It All To The Next Level - Late Bloomer Releasing Oct 12th.

With that good-good rhythmic & melodic signature flow & stylistic sound that can't be duplicated - rapper John Keenan is back to revitalize Rap with fresh energy & big hooks on his fourth self-produced Hip-Hop album Late Bloomer. Representing his best music to-date, the young mogul has surrounded himself with talent to bring the new songs on Late Bloomer to life, including impressive guest-stars like Empress and Venessa Mendez, to the mixing & mastering provided by the legendary Robert Rebeck.

Leaving no stone unturned when it comes to the attention to detail and high-quality sound of John's latest material, he flexes his innate charisma & charm on the mic over stunning mixes of music that fuse Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop into one irresistible experience designed to be turned all the way up. Ready to take his career to the next level & turn Late Bloomer into the frontrunner on charts & playlists around the globe, Keenan's got a whole set of wild videos coming out to support his innovative cuts & reach an entirely new audience of fans out there looking for the ultimate in entertainment. Officially released on October 12th, 2018 - John Keenan might be a Late Bloomer, but it's clear that his time has truly arrived through the incredible amount of heart & soul he's put into every beat & every bar of his latest record.

http://www.johnkeenanonline.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGSpueEtvg4

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Royale - Playground (Single)


Royale has a brand new Hip Hop release, "Playground" on Casanova Records that is sure to be a Fall/Winter hit in 2018.



Maryland, Casanova Records ® recording artist, Royale ®, released his new single, entitled "PLAYGROUND". The single produced by Royale from Casanova Records ® . Royale is not new to emceeing, Royale’s history dates back to 1999 with the release of feature on the group Lost Factor album. "Who U Roll Wit-… (C.A.S.A.N.O.V.A.)", NO L’S, WORKIN', ATTRACTIVE, WIN, BILLBOARD, and AVENUE.



"Playground" (single) is a captivating bouncy tune about being the underdog to becoming the highlight. It's a bouncy, happy, carefree, cool and ambitious song with a cool, cocky, dance party and club theme. The song was mixed by Isaac Breslau and mastered by 3x Grammy Award winner Pete Novak. Executive Producer by Ed Afonso.



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347 Votes - I'm Not Sure

318 Votes - It's Not My Style



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Check out the single at http://smarturl.it/RoyalePlayground

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Make A Wish With Catherine Duc's 'Stargazing' Remix Of Ben Hobbs' 'Blind To You'

BEN HOBBS is a South London singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer whose sound been compared to Chris Martin meets Sting with nu-80s sensibilities. He is influenced by great pop artists including David Bowie, The Police, The Weeknd and CHVRCHES.

Ben has received coverage from notable media outlets such as Billboard, USA Today and BULLETT and has been featured on Spotify's New Music Friday playlists with over 6 million Spotify plays. He has toured with Alex Clare and will be supporting Bright Light Bright Light.

The original version of 'Blind to You' is a modern take on 80s pop with catchy hooks and lush arrangements and harmonies. Catherine Duc's 'Stargazing' Remix takes the song into the EDM realm with club-friendly Future Bass vibes in the style of The Chainsmokers, Marshmello and Flume.

Catherine is a GRAMMY nominated composer, multi-instrumentalist and remixer who has remixed songs for The Corrs, XYLØ and Paloma Rush.

The remix was mastered GRAMMY nominated engineer Gene Grimaldi who has mastered songs for artists such as Lady Gaga and Lana del Rey.

ARTIST WEBSITES
Ben Hobbs: http://www.BenHobbs.co.uk
Catherine Duc: http://www.CatherineDuc.com
http://open.spotify.com/album/7BMy6v4hVq89aCe6QWJ0b2

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Asian Pop Queen Celest Releases Debut English Single/Video "I Got Him"

First taste for North American & European pop music fans of "Most Captivating Voice in Singapore"

Career highlights so far include:

- Over 65 million streams on Chinese music services
- 20+ international film & television projects
- Voted one of the "Top 100 most beautiful women in the world"
- Has appeared on the cover of dozens of magazines worldwide (Vogue, Elle)

The video, directed by Phil Kluba (Justin Nozuka, MONOWHALES, Command Sisters), was filmed in Ontario's Kawartha Lakes region, and aims to capture the waning days of summer, complete with jet-skis, male swimsuit models, and a watergun fight.

The song was co-written and produced in Toronto by Omar Martinez (Justin Bieber), co-produced with Max Roach (Shawn Hook, Kardinal Offishall, Serena Ryder), mixed by Chris Anderson (Justin Bieber, The Backstreet Boys, Selena Gomez), and mastered by two-time Grammy winner Robert Hadley (Journey, Nine Inch Nails, Ray Charles, Dixie Chicks).

Celest says:

"The confidence of a woman is fun & full of vitality. Loving yourself brings Love ❤️"

Bio:

Born on Christmas Day, Singapore-born, Toronto-based Celest (張玉華) is a singer, songwriter, supermodel and actress. From singing for Singapore during the Beijing 2008 Olympic opening ceremonies, to television and film projects in Taiwan & China, to a NYC girl group managed by punk impresario Malcolm McLaren, to gracing the cover of dozens of magazines worldwide, Celest's globe-spanning career is an ongoing story of what can be created by a mix of hard work, talent and a harmonious balance of inner and outer beauty.

Released via ArtistHQ / Believe.

For media inquiries/downloads please contact:
Kun (Eric) Xiong [熊堃]
work@celestchong.com

http://celestmusic.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSIxvLV0nwk

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Listen: Darquise Explores The Art Of The Beak Up In His Debut Single "I Say One"

Afrobeats meets Calypso, Pop, R&B and Hip-Hop in the genre blurring I Say One, the lead single for Singer/Rapper Darquise's his EP "A Date With Lucy"

The love song, transverses a desperate need for a lovers commitment, finally saying goodbye, searching for new love, expression of the failures of the relationship and reconciliation.

Produce by Flashbeats(Alex Isaak), whose credits include Trey Song and Chris Brown, I Say One, is heavily influenced by an afro-carribean theme but the Singer/Rapper mixes it up with light pop vocals, R&B harmonies and a comparable rap.

I Say One was first released in 2016 but the singer found it difficult, though he had management at the time, managing his career, grad school and dealing with management issues. It was decided that all music would be pulled and postponed for this and other business reasons.

A video was still released for I Say One.

I Say One was re-released official on April 4th to all platforms.

Darquise born, Jack Lee Darquisé Henmy IV, is a singer, songwriter, rapper, producer originating from Houston, TX currently residing on the Treasure Coast, Fort Pierce, Florida.

https://www.facebook.com/darquise
http://audiomack.com/song/darquis/i-say-one-1

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Cinq Music Partners With Janet Jackson For First Independent Release On Her Rhythm Nation Records

Global icon Janet Jackson has partnered with Indie distributor, label and publisher Cinq Music for a recording and distribution agreement through her label Rhythm Nation Records for her recently announced new single, "Made For Now" featuring Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee. At 12am on Friday, August 17, the "Made For Now" video will debut on Janet's You Tube page and later that morning she and Daddy Yankee will appear on MTV's "TRL AM" at 8:00 a.m. EST to discuss the project. The announcement was made by Janet, her brother Randy, who is her partner at Rhythm Nation Records, GoDigital Media Group and Cinq Chairman Jason Peterson alongside Cinq co-founder and President Barry Daffurn.

"Janet is a singular talent, a pop culture icon, incredibly innovative and socially conscious, a true music superstar," says Daffurn. "Her career is a highlight reel of an artist pushing the boundaries of pop music. Together, we'll leverage Cinq's data-driven toolbox, global presence, and best-in-class capabilities in Latin and Urban music to connect with and grow her worldwide fan base."

The "Made For Now" video is an ambitious multi-million dollar Dave Meyers-directed music video for the song recently shot in Brooklyn, NY. ,Meyers has collaborated with Jackson extensively, including previous videos "All For You," "No Sleep," and "Dammn Baby" as well videos for other megastars including Kendrick Lamar and SZA ("All the Stars"), Ariana Grande ("God is A Woman") and Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug ("Havana").The "Made For Now" video is produced by Peterson, along with Nathan Scherrer and Justin Diener from Freenjoy (productions for Beyoncé, Drake and Kendrick Lamar). Additional songs and videos are also scheduled for release later this year.

Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her music has won her 6 GRAMMY® Awards, 2 Emmy Nominations, a Golden Globe Award, a nomination for an Academy Award along with dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards. She has received accolades as an actress as well including the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award. Janet is a published author, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist and one of the biggest-selling artists in popular music history. With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, Janet Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. Her music and artistry has opened doors through which other top artists have followed, many acknowledging her impact on their musical perceptions. She is currently touring this summer as part of an extension of her outstanding and in-demand State of the World Tour with stops remaining in Raleigh, NC (Aug. 1), Charlotte, NC (Aug. 3), Miami (Aug 5), Tampa (Aug. 7), Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey (Aug. 10), and Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco (Aug. 12).

About Cinq:
Cinq Music is a technology driven distributor, record label and rights management company. Cinq's repertoire has won four Grammy awards, dozens of Gold and Platinum RIAA certifications, numerous number one chart positions on the Latin Urban and Tropical Billboard charts and was nominated for Latin Rhythm Label of The Year at the 2016 Latin Billboards. http://www.cinqmusic.com . Cinq Music is a GoDigital Media Group company http://www.godigitalmg.com

http://www.cinqmusic.com

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Rick Vines Debut Release "So Happy!"


"It gives me the strength to say... what do you know about it anyway" -­‐Rick Vines, "Secrets"



Songwriter Rick Vines strives for energy. He lives for the energy of the song, evoked by its meaning and its story. He cherishes the undefined, unpredictable beauty when people join together to create a moment, timeless in sound. And with his debut record So Happy, he realizes into tangible form his own energy poured forth into a

selection of ten songs that speak the truth.



He set out to make a record with wide appeal, not necessarily demanding of the listener's full attention. But should one choose to tune in and listen closely, one would find meaning and significance in the melody and lyrics. In this respect, So Happy succeeds.



The ten track album is clean and polished, but not so much as to dehumanize the sound. Recorded at IV Labs studio in Chicago (notable output from IV includes jam rock Umphrey's McGee, soul singer Cole DeGenova, and hip-­‐hop band Sidewalk Chalk) the record treats themes diverse and far-reaching, from self-referential social criticism and light-­‐hearted mocking to deeply personal stories of loss, faith, love and redemption. This range also expressed in the multiplicity of genres that appear here is juxtaposed with a consistent sonic palette, giving the record a cohesive and listenable character.



The record begins with the title track "So Happy," featuring Bassist Tadd Santos' driving bass line, pop style handclaps and a vocal performance reminiscent of an uplifting REM tune. But the happy go lucky sound masks the lyrical content, a commentary on selfie culture. The way we present ourselves on social media isolates us from one another, and even ourselves. How much time do we spend staring at smiling faces, erroneously assuming that the grass is really greener? How often do we tailor our own images so that someone else assumes the same? Examining the twisted hypocrisy of consumer culture, Vines accompanies this theme of isolation with "Giant Can Of Beans," employing this contrast of sonic style and lyrics: the sound is whimsical with washes of guitar and keyboard accompanied by melodic interjections from lead guitar. Still we keep "our doors locked tight." Vines uses his experience to craft a way of looking at the world, both thankful for the comforts of house and home while critical of the effacement that comes with that life.



To create So Happy Vines was joined by an all star cast of studio musicians with considerable accomplishments in their own right. Each gets time to shine. Guitarist Chris Siebold stands out on the Allman Brothers styled blues rock track treatment of Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" where his thick tone and searing licks cut through the driving rhythm beds filled out with the Hammond B3 organ. His more sophisticated side shows up on the jazz ballad "Nights Like This," evoking Jim Hall or Barney Kessel with a classic archtop guitar sound alongside pianist Dave Gordon's chordal support. Drummer Gerald Dowd (holding a longtime post with prolific country singer-­‐songwriter Robbie Fulks) is heard in full force on the classic rock tune "D'Lila."



All of these elements are seamlessly woven under the direction of producer Anne Heaton. Vines reached out to Anne with his catalog of work in 2016. She weighed in on song and studio selection, as well as arranging, tracking, and even composing and performing original vocal parts. "In my heart of hearts I'm a collaborator," she says of her style, which often gives "more leeway to explore and break rules." Her presence is powerful on the lush vocal arrangements at the end of "I Can't Breathe," Vines' tribute to the tragedy of Eric Garner's choking death at the hands of New York City police officers. From the perspective of Garner, Vines sings "tell my wife and kids, I'm doing it for them." With a wife and child of his own (whose struggles and stories appear in the semi-autobiographical "Making My Way") Garner's death strikes close to home.



This debut record brings a heavy dose of disillusionment and self-deprecation, tempered by humor and hopefulness.



At times the record is sincere, personal, and deeply sensitive. Other times it is acerbic and incisive. Perhaps it is the force of years that allows for this double‐edged introspection. But this music can speak to song lovers anywhere, of any age. Some will nod in understanding or shake their heads in commiseration. Others may learn or be called to think about the world differently. Some may just sway back and forth while doing the dishes. "So Happy" is vital and important for all these contexts,


http://www.heymanrecords.com

http://bit.ly/2n2VwuE

Friday, August 17, 2018

IES 18 Explodes With WARPED Kevin Lyman’s 1st Appearance After 24 Year Run


WARPED Creator KEVIN LYMAN made IES - the INDIE SUMMIT, His FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE Since Final WARPED TOUR Show, & Receives 'TRAILBLAZER' AWARD, Along with MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON, & 3 days of SUCCESS Panels-Workshops By Industry Leaders highlight a vital INDIE SUMMIT-I E S 18



Dateline : Los Angeles / N.Hollywood CA



The seventh annual IES - the INDIE ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT wrapped up another successful global Music & Entertainment conference Sunday evening August 12 in L.A. - in the entertainment capital of the World. Among the many highlights of the action packed 3-day summit of Music - Movies-TV - Touring & Tech, were WARPED creator KEVIN LYMAN making the INDIE SUMMIT as his first public appearance after wrapping the final show of the 24 year run as the 'world's biggest & longest running traveling alternative festival in the World'. The WARPED TOUR is historic in it's legacy in helping launch more current Superstars than any other tour or platform in history, including EMINEM, BLINK-182, KATY PERRY, TWENTYONE PILOTS, PANIC AT THE DISCO, BEBE REXHA, ALL TIME LOW, FALL OUT BOY, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, WEEZER, THE USED, NEW FOUND GLORY, PARAMORE & countless others! Kevin has been a longtime friend & supporter of IES founder/creator & 40 year industry innovator JAY WARSINSKE & was quick to jump on the opportunity to make the INDIE SUMMIT his first public appearance since getting home from the last ever show of the 24 year legendary WARPED TOUR run. The appearance was at the final day of IES 18 at the SONGWRITING SCHOOL of Los Angeles (with previous days at THE FEDERAL & the AMP Complex, NoHo Arts district, adj. Television Academy, Arts Institute, among others).



IES Founder/Creator gave LYMAN the 'IES TRAILBLAZER OF THE DECADE' Award for his quarter century of developing stars on WARPED, as he announced the imminent forthcoming announcement of the start of the giant WARPED FESTIVAL & his professorship in cutting edge entertainment courses at USC. "Kevin has blazed a trail like no other", Warsinske stated, "in creating the ultimate platform for New Music Discovery & incubator in creating arena & festival headliners like no other!" Kevin returned the compliment "The WARPED brand continues, as strong as ever, we're about to announce our first Festival for our 25th Anniversary next year!Jay you have built with the INDIE SUMMIT, a place like no other that aspiring artists, managers & entrepreneurs can learn from the best, make new connections & mentors, & gain inspiration to take on the World in their own unique way! The music business is very hard & complex & things like IES give you a roadmap & blueprint to see how fellow creative talent & entrepreneurs are winning these days in more & more creative indie ways! We look forward to all coming to the INDIE SUMMIT for many years to come!"



IES HONORS also inducted MEGADETH & reunited three members of the earth shaking & influential debut 'KILLING IS MY BUSINESS, & BUSINESS IS GOOD' album; founding member DAVID ELLEFSON, founding guitarist CHRIS POLAND & 'KILLING' TOUR guitarist MIKE ALBERT. ELLEFSON was presented the 'TRAILBLAZER OF THE YEAR' Award for starting his successful Indie Label EMP, re-activating COMBAT (who originally put out MEGADETH & 'KILLING', among other greats), started his Management company, indie Booking Agency, & Coffee company, in addition to touring the World & headlining festivals & arenas with the mighty MEGADETH! "The IES Honor is huge to me", Ellefson states, "Jay I wanna thank you for all you're doing there with IES & keeping everybody informed & excited about getting out there & going for it, these are the building blocks of your future. Jay you've built an incredible opportunity here with the INDIE SUMMIT to really teach people all the things that myself & others have experienced that can help you get ahead, kinda walk a mile in our shoes & great to have a community to bring people together so you never go it alone, so encourage you all to get out there with a great opportunity like IES & go for all you can be!".



IES HONORS also inducted this year the iconic powerhouse band AC/DC from Australia, Canadian Hall of famers THE GUESS WHO ('American Woman' & over 12 other Top 10 classics), & the alltime biggest selling & most influential hard rock band of all time LED ZEPPELIN, with induction by John 'Bonzo' Bonham's sister, soul sensation Deborah Bonham (on Tour with Jeff Beck & Paul Rodgers). IES 18 kicked off with the induction of MICHAEL JACKSON, widely regarded as the greatest entertainer in history, with a star studded & key player induction for the 'King Of Pop', including legendary bass player NATHAN EAST (who played on Michael's hits & those by ERIC CLAPTON, PHIL COLLINS, STEVIE WONDER, TOTO, GEORGE HARRISON, DAFT PUNK, HERBIE HANCOCK & hundreds of others), QUINCY JONES' main engineers MATT FORGER, BRUCE SWEDIEN, ANDRE CROUCH's main man ROBERTO NORIEGA, Michael's duet partner & writer of 'Man In The Mirror' SIEDAH GARRETT & Michael's iconic Publishing company exec & current SESAC VP JAMES LEACH.



IES 18 ran over 24 major Success oriented panels, Workshops & Keynotes with many of the industry's leading hitmakers, Managers, Producers, Social Media gurus, top Music Video creators, Branding execs, Label heads, Metadata experts, Film-TV Music Supervisors, Film Makers, Concert Promoters, Festival Owners, Booking Agents, Tour organizers, Marketing directors, Publishers, PR / Publicists and many other top execs and creators. Artists & Careers connected to these illustrious speakers include DR. DRE, LED ZEPPELIN, 2PAC, QUINCY JONES, JEFF BECK, TECH N9NE, MICHAEL JACKSON, BRUNO MARS, OZZY OSBOURNE, TIESTO, KISS, GWEN STEFANI, THE BEACH BOYS, SCOTT STORCH, MACKLEMORE, BOB MARLEY, EAZY-E, BAD CO., WHITESNAKE, EMINEM, AC/DC, PAUL RODGERS, BONE THUGS 'n HARMONY, NO DOUBT, RUN-DMC, METALLICA, RANDY JACKSON, ICE CUBE, FREE, RANDY RHOADS, NIPSEY HUSSLE, WARRANT, BLINK-182, PARAMORE, THE CLASH, SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, KENDRICK LAMAR, ELTON JOHN, DAFT PUNK, MADONNA, BODYCOUNT, JES, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SEAN KINGSTON, HEART, BLACK EYED PEAS, STEVE AOKI, NEIL YOUNG, NIRVANA & many more. Attendees came from over 12 countries and all parts of the US. The eighth annual IES - Indie Entertainment Summit is set for August 9-11, 2019 to close out the decade & leading the indie creative movement Worldwide in the 2020's. IES is 'The Greatest Weekend of the Year to Move Your Creative Career Forward!'. Those serious about their careers inquire now.



For more info : 818-505-9537 info@IESfest.com


http://www.IESfest.com

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

indieOn Connects Music To The Blockchain And Creates Better Experiences For Artists And Music Fans


indieOn Inc.(indieOn™) is excited to announce the release of its music currency NDI to bring blockchain technology to the music sharing economy. Using a consensus platform allowing indieOn App subscribers to listen and vote on music selections in return for NDI tokens. indieOn is confident of creating a "music miner" who listens more and grow their Token value.



The indieOn protocol is based on a decentralize ecosystem and revolutionize the music sharing economy industry. Chain of custody and smart wallets solve critical problems for musicians in marketing, managing and monetizing their creative talent.



The global music sharing industry commands a market size of nearly $14 billion as of 2017. The industry continues to grow; however, persistent problems remain for musicians and listeners alike. indieOn’s protocols intend to resolve the following four major pain points:



* Protection of musician identity and rights

* Token reward system for frequent users known as "music miners" who listen and vote on music

* Immersive and more intimate entertainment experience for listeners

* Higher levels of remuneration and faster payout for musicians.



Blockchain provides the foundation of a genuine peer-to-peer sharing economy by providing a trusted transaction platform with no intermediaries. Using blockchain technology to run a sharing-economy ecosystem means no central authority is needed.



IndieOn has these interlocking components:



1. A digital platform for artists to market, manage and monetize creative content, media, and merchandise.

2. A music token (NDI) allowing participants to store value and make purchases in the indieOn App.

3. A truly intimate experience for listeners, viewers, and purchasers of artist’s creative content.

4. A consensus platform creating music miners who listen, vote, are rewarded.

5. Revenue generation and licensing agreements with numerous industry advertisers.



Dr. Micah Hale Managing Partner of indieOn commented, "indieOn is positioned to disrupt the music sharing economy by working with existing partners in the industry and growing the ecosystem by inviting industry partners and other businesses to join. This innovative approach in building a sharing economy ecosystem will make indieOn a leading provider in this growing space."



The company also announced that Phoenix Arizona based Black Dog Venture Partners has been retained as a strategic advisor.



Music fans, artists and labels can learn more and download the indieOn app by visiting indieon.com Follow indieOn on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Melvin Riley Of Ready For The World Celebrates 35 Years In The Music Business And The Re-launch Of His Solo Career And New Billing Title


Balladeer, songwriter, producer and musician, Melvin Riley will mark his success with a celebration around the world that will mark his era as a legend within the entertainment industry and being one of the most influential songwriters of our time for Multi-Platinum Ready For The World. Riley Co-founded the Flint, MI band in 1982. Melvin was honored when the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame requested personal memorabilia to be showcased in their artist showcase.



Melvin Riley, original Lead Singer of 'Ready for the World' is known for writing and bringing the house down with his sensual, smooth slow jams while delivering hooks on a slow song that fans will remember for generations to come. What the music industry and fans never knew is that Melvin wrote, produced and performed all vocals and instruments on hit songs such as "Love You Down", "Gently", "Can He Do It Like This", "Who's Is It" just to name a few. Riley produced, wrote and sang 'Tonight', 'Slide Over', 'Deep Inside Your Love', 'Ceramic Girl', 'Can He Do It Like This', 'My Girly', just to name a few and take you down memory lane.



The year will not only be a celebration for Melvin Riley's success, but the re-launch of his solo career and new show billing title. It will mark the 35th Anniversary when Melvin wrote the catchy lyrics and music for "Oh Sheila". Drummer Gerald Valentine put the funky drums on the #1 pop/rock & R&B Hit "Oh Sheila". We often wondered who was Sheila so now we will give fans the opportunity to meet Sheila. That's right if you bare the legal first name Sheila you can enter the "Oh Sheila" contest. The grand prize winner of the selected city will receive two (2) front row tickets, (1) Night Hotel accommodations and attend a private meet and greet with Melvin Riley. To enter go to https://www.facebook.com/officialmelvinriley



Booking available now under the title Melvin Riley & Ready for The World, alongside original band members Gerald Valentine and John Eaton and a few new faces to give you a show stopping performance. The title billing for all shows; Melvin Riley & Ready for The World. Promoters can also book Melvin Riley in the round as he prepares to launch new music and continue his solo career. He will perform his solo songs and Ready for The World Classics.



Melvin continued to deliver when he launched his solo sides with album Ghetto Love. The balladeer graced the microphone with chart topping hits like 'Who's It', 'What Makes A Man'" and 'Servin It'. Riley, followed up with his signature sound with album Bedroom Stories and hits like "You Complete Me" and Scream, Shout (featuring Jamie Foxx). His creative side continued to shine as he wrote and produced the Top Ten R&B hit for 4 By Four "Come Over". Melvin worked with Rod Temperton to create yet another musical masterpiece "I Just Wanna Be Loved" on the sound track for the movie Running Scared starring Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines. He wrote the song 36 lovers for the movie Beverly Hills Cops starring Eddie Murphy along with band mate John Eaton and engineer Gary Spaniola. 2018 get ready for more of Melvin Riley.


http://www.melvinriley.net

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=203003

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Triplets Bringing Their Jersey Roots To Country Music

Triple Addiction

August 16, 2018 - Classic rock n' roll band fused with country and blues sets the tone when they open up for country music sensation Billy Currington on August 16, 2018 at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ.



Triple Addiction is a band of are triplet brothers and their best friend. The band has had the opportunity to play all over from the New Jersey Balloon Festival to playing at the Highline Ballroom in NYC. Getting the chance to open up for bands like 3 Doors Down and R.E.O Speed Wagon has been such a rewarding experience.


"We released a self-titled EP January of 2016 and have never looked back. We have gotten such a great response from all of our fans for all the hard work we put into it, that it has only motivated us more to record new music". Right now we are in the process of recording our first full length album that will be rock blended with country and blues featuring some ballads as well.



Other upcoming shows:

August 11th Vets Summer Fest - Hope NJ

August 16th Billy Currington - Stone Pony Asbury Park NJ

August 31st Fire Co. Fair

September 2nd Don Jamieson BBQ at Brighton Bar - Long Branch NJ

September 8 - Bella Music Fest - Red Bank NJ

October 27th Scout Fest - Mercer County Park


http://www.tripleaddiction.com

http://soundcloud.com/triple-addiction/triple-addiction-remind-me

Friday, July 27, 2018

Pace Pictures Posts Live Video Series For Benedict Cork


Pace Pictures provided post-production services for a remarkable series of live videos by breakout artist Benedict Cork. The five videos were recorded at Red Gate Recorders in Eagle Rock, California and are being released individually, one per month, in support of Benedict's debut EP The Piano Tapes. The videos were finished in Pace Pictures' DI theater with colorist Jason Knutzen applying the final 4K grade.



The novel approach of releasing five videos in sequence over a period of months was conceived by Benedict's manager Aubrey Wright as a way of organically building an audience for the 24-year-old singer/songwriter. "It's our way of showing the world who Benedict is as a composer, pianist and vocalist," explains Wright. "It seems everyone today is focused on putting out as much content as quickly as possible. We are taking a step back and producing high quality content in a measured way so that people can better appreciate his uniqueness as an artist." The videos were directed by Matt Edwards.



With its wood floors and bookcases stacked with vinyl albums, Red Rock Recording provides a warm and intimate backdrop for Benedict's heartfelt, lyrical music. Ghost, the first video in the series, is an emotionally raw ballad about a relationship on the brink. "All of the videos are very raw and real with few cuts," notes cinematographer Josh Figgs, owner of LA-based production company Compass Coalition. "Some are just one take. They are meant to feel live."



Pace Pictures provided dailies processing, media management, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables. During grading sessions, Knutzen worked with Figgs to give each video an individualized look. "A lot of the aesthetic came from how Josh lit them," recalls Knutzen. "In the theatre, we concentrated more on bringing out a style as it related to the music itself. We listened to the soundtrack while grading the videos and let the music drive the look."



"We shot everything RedCode raw, which results in very robust, malleable files," adds Figgs. "That gave us the most latitude in post-production to manipulate what I shot. I had a look in mind for the room and we able to hone in on that look, dial in on the mood and feel, and capture as closely as possible the look and vibe of the room."



The videos were finished in 4K so that they could be released to Spotify, YouTube and other venues at high resolution. "We held a screening session for Benedict in the theater," recalls Knutzen. "It was great to be able to showcase the finished work for the artist with the best possible sound and projected in 4K on a big screen. Doing the color in the theater was a great way to refine the look of these videos."



Benedict Cork

Website: http://www.benedictcork.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/benedictcork

Instagram: http://instagram.com/benedictcork

Facebook: http://facebook.com/benedictcork

YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/benedictcork



About Pace Pictures

Pace Pictures is a full-service sound and picture finishing facility. It offers a range of post services including color grading, editorial finishing, visual effects, titling, sound design, sound mixing, media management and related services, available individually, or as turnkey solutions. The company employees a team of highly-skilled artists and technicians who are passionate about television and cinema, and dedicated to making every project the best that it can be.


http://www.pacepictures.com

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Gulf Coast Group Johnny John & The Schemin' Dreamers Release Debut Powerhouse AOR EP


The new release, Let There Be Drums! from brand new Gulf Coast recording project Johnny John and the Schemin' Dreamers proudly goes against the music trends of modernity.



The brainchild of drummer Johnny Harrelson, featuring Florida guitarist Joe Pizzolato, bassist Adrian Howland, keyboardist Cody Collum and veteran Organist Red Young (Eric Burdon, Linda Ronstadt, Freddy Fender); Engineered by Rick Hirsch (Wet Willie, Greg Allman, Bonnie Bramlett), Mixed and Mastered by Jack Miele (Blues Traveler, John Oates); Let There Be Drums! is an exhibition of progressive musicianship.



Fans of Gary Moore, Cozy Powell, Frank Marino, and Jeff Beck will certainly enjoy this record.



The burning question for such a release is why? Drummer-Producer Johnny Harrelson states that:



"Initially I wanted to put something out that said this kind of music is still viable and worth doing. I wanted this to be a testament to the musicianship of the era.



Yet, there are many other reasons too. It was worth letting everyone know that there are some good young players here on the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast. We were very privileged to have Rick Hirsch agree to engineer it. His insights from the era we touched on were primary. He is a primary source! We were very excited to work with him.



I also wanted to reach an under-served audience. We still hear songs like Led Boots on the radio; so there are still folks out there who like this music. This release has a lot to with the reverence and respect for the guys who made this music famous. If a few guys in their 20s and 30s can bring it to a grassroots audience, so much the better. That's how things get started. We need more musicians making music like this.



Most importantly, this is my first release and I wanted to begin with what I know best. Playing the drums."





Let There Be Drums! is available on all music platforms and on 10" vinyl.


https://johnnyjohnmusic.com

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyJ9HQxmKlByDD0ZQAbdVqF46jg-CvYPd

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Carys - A Different Kind Of Normal - Debut CD Release


Carys is a singer songwriter with an enthusiastic and evocative stage presence displaying a natural charm that has won her many admirers, not only within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Her first solo album 'A Different Kind Of Normal' certainly reflects that, with its roots firmly in folk, but also dipping into rock, pop and even a little electronica.



The title describes Carys perfectly, because she has Asperger syndrome, and she realised a long time ago that her mind has a unique way of producing some interesting songs. So it's no surprise that 'A Different Kind Of Normal' is chocabloc full of varied and thought provoking lyrics and musical ideas covering several genres, but imbued with the unique musical and vocal style of Carys.



Most of the tracks on 'A Different Kind Of Normal' are self penned and the album features numerous guest musicians including Rick Kemp, Mike Briggs and Triangle, with David Wright adding his input on rhythms, bass, keys/synths and strings.



Carys is a unique talent, beautifully interpreting her songs with a creative verve and enthusiasm that is sure to enchant, entrance and entertain in equal measure.



More information about Carys and her music, including soundbites for the album 'A Different Kind Of Normal', can be found on the admusicshop website.



Also, please vist Carys on www.carysmusic.com or on facebook.



http://www.admusicshop.com/product/a-different-knd-of-normal/

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=203053

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Brandon Bonine Announces Launch Of Much Anticipated Debut Album "WARRANTED WORRIES"

Singer-songwriter Brandon Bonine announced the release of his upcoming debut album WARRANTED WORRIES for Friday, April 27, 2018. The Roots-Rock artist's highly anticipated debut album is now available for pre-order on iTunes & Amazon beginning today.

"It's finally here! So thrilled to announce the release of my debut album WARRANTED WORRIES for April 27th," says newcomer Brandon Bonine. "This collection of songs represents my journey of where I have come from and where I am going. I hope fans will enjoy this musical ride with me."

Bonine is a protégé of iconic Grammy guitarist Pat Metheny. His soulful and raw acoustic sound often draws comparisons with John Mayer and Ed Sheeran. His jazz/blues/rock infused Americana style has similarities with the Avett Brothers.

Bonine recently released the music video for his third single, "Only With You" directed by Diego Cruz from the upcoming debut album. View the current video on Brandon Bonine's VEVO channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4flDB4vT-Y It's a beautiful visual story for the sexy single – and the perfect summer song!

Brandon is establishing himself as one of Detroit's top indie jazz guitarists performing house concerts & gigs as well as building a following as a songwriter - even collaborating with YOUNG RJ of Slum Village (J Dilla, 50 Cent).

The new album WARRANTED WORRIES was recorded at Big Sky Recording Studio, and was written and produced by Brandon Bonine. The album is now available for pre-order from Midwestern Heartbreak Records via iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.

Official WARRANTED WORRIES Track Listing:
1. Warranted Worries
2. Remember My Name
3. Only With You
4. Molt
5. Love to Love
6. Valentine
7. The Way You Move
8. Heartache
9. 24

Upcoming Tour Dates – Brandon Bonine
May 5 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark – Album Release Party
May (day) - Nashville – (Venue)
May 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – (Venue)

Weblinks: www.BrandonBonine.com/ www.facebook.com/brandonbonine/
www.twitter.com/brandonbonine/ www.instagram.com/theofficialbrandonbonine/
www.soundcloud.com/brandonbonine

About Brandon Bonine
Born and raised in the shadow of the Motor City, Brandon Bonine found music early on in life. Probably first hearing Teddy Pendergrass and Aaron Copland in his diaper, it was hard for him not to feel the infectious groove. First picking up the guitar at the age of 11, he spent hours learning from the jazz cats of his dad's record collection, idolizing the poster of Slash on his wall. He was rejected from music school, but that didn't stop him. Throughout college he divided his time between jazz gigs and DJing parties, often trading meals to build up his record and coffee collection. He finds inspiration from Pat Metheny, whom he's studied under, Townes Van Zandt, John Mayer, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. After college he hooked up with YOUNG RJ of Slum Village(J Dilla, 50 Cent) and began crafting his next body of work. Halfway inspired by his life events and trying to capture that feeling of driving on a dirt road after having one too many espressos. To capture the vibe he was headed for, he teamed up with RJ RICE (producer; Poe, Pet Shop Boys) and formed a band with DANA DAVIS (Aretha Franklin, Byron Cage) and CHRISTON MASON (TLC, Phillip Phillips). Go hit those like buttons and hop on the groovy train, with a little bit of good Midwestern heartbreak. Stay up to date with Brandon at BrandonBonine.com

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=203071

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cinq Music Appoints Marcus Spence SVP Of A&R

Cinq Music, the data-driven indie record label and global distribution company, has appointed Marcus Spence as Senior VP of A&R at the company. The announcement was made by Cinq co-founder and President Barry Daffurn. Spence has been a key individual behind a number of notable projects in the entertainment industry, having worked with artists Timbaland, Keri Hilson, Nelly Furtado, OneRepublic, Tink and soul singer V Bozeman.

"Marcus brings a ton of creativity and fits our unique approach to the music business," says Daffurn. "Our priority right now is growth, and we will be developing new talent, and adding to our roster of iconic artists. With his amazing track record of developing so many commercially successful artists, we are very excited to have him."

"Barry and I will learn from each other," adds Spence. "I believe my experience from traditional music business operations allows me to bring a different side to Cinq. I'm here to help artists blossom, and to be that ideal partner an artist may be missing. Cinq's business model is the best I've ever studied, taking data to repurpose music in strategic and targeted fashion. We can also utilize data to expand the artist's already existing audience, and cross-brand in a way that solidifies us as a hub. This is so important to an artist's career."

Spence began his career in the film and music industry after earning a degree in Mass Communication from Norfolk State University. He quickly established himself as a creative force for branding artists of all genres. While at Mosley Music Group, Spence was involved in some of the biggest songs of the past 10 years, including "Apologize" from OneRepublic, and both "Promiscuous" and "They Way I Are" by from Nelly Furtado. He was the marketing engine behind such albums as OneRepublic's Dreaming Out Loud (selling 1.8 million worldwide), Timbaland'sTimbaland Presents Shock Value (over 4 million worldwide), Kerry Hilson's Perfect World (half a million sold), and Furtado's Loose (with 8 million sold worldwide and 14 million in singles alone). Prior to assuming his title role at the label, Marcus was the Vice President for the Interscope distributed imprint, Beat Club, where Marcus worked with the female MC Ms. Jade, marketing her record "Ching, Ching, Ching" featuring Nelly Furtado and Timbaland for use by GM and the H2 Hummer. He also launched the career of gold-selling rapper Bubba Sparxxx, whose 2003 album Deliverance is widely regarded as one of the best and most ambitious hip-hop albums of the decade. "My goal at Cinq is to have a global number one single, no question," says Spence.

About Cinq:
Cinq Music is a technology driven record label, distribution, and rights management company. Cinq's repertoire has won four Grammy awards, dozens of Gold and Platinum RIAA certifications, numerous number one chart positions on the Latin Urban and Tropical Billboard charts, and was nominated for Latin Rhythm Label of The Year at the 2016 Latin Billboards.

http://www.cinqmusic.com

Friday, July 6, 2018

'Cloud Walking' With Aspiring Florida Emcee Etoc

After releasing a string of buzzing tracks on Soundcloud with over 25.000 plays in a short period of time, Orlando based rapper Etoc dropped his brand new song " Cloud Walk Kids" via his indie label Music of Etoc.

"I wrote the song 'Cloud Walk Kids' while riding shotgun in my buddies car. This song embodies a night whipping through the city having a good and fun time. I believe it's my best record so far so make sure to check it out," Etoc proudly explained.

Known for his incredible microphone skills and catchy songs, the talented Florida rhymespitter is on the rise of becoming a household name in the rap game. He is confident, bold, artistic and creative. His clever lyricism, magnetic delivery and efficient wordplay has earned him acclaim among many Hip-Hop aficionados from around the world.

Experimental and in depth is what best describes his music and authenticity is the key to Etoc's current success. Instead of boring bubble gum rap, you hear a true emcee speaking his mind. His rap style is relatable and experimental. He doesn't create cookie cutter radio songs. Instead, he concentrates on producing passionate songs from his heart and soul.

Support real Hip-Hop, support Etoc!

http://www.yo-pr.com
https://soundcloud.com/etocmusic/cloud-walk-kids