LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The intimate setting of Hollywood’s Genghis Cohen is an ideal place to enjoy the lyrics and melodies of terrific songs and this will be especially true on Tuesday night, July 24, as the club hosts a Nashville-style songwriter’s round. This special event will feature Shady Hill Records artists Jane […]
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kids Artistic Revue – KAR, America’s Favorite National Dance Competition, wraps up the 30th Anniversary 2012 season with a benefit awards show to give back to the community. Music Saves Lives and Keep A Breast Foundation join KARtv on July 6 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas to be part of the first annual Awards Show Benefit. KARtv will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from this event to these organizations.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On the list of celebrated songwriters from the 1940s through the 1990s is the name of Ruth Roberts (www.ruthrobertsmusic.com). While not as well-known as some of her contemporaries, you have heard her work because Ruth Roberts’ songs are played in schools, sports stadiums and entertainment venues as well as […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sandra Piller, country singer-songwriter and widow of beloved Star Trek head writer/producer Michael Piller, will be appearing at the official Star Trek convention in Nashville on June 9 and performing alongside Jane Bach, award-winning hit songwriter for Tammy Wynette, Reba McEntire and JoDee Messina. It’s a double treat for Piller, […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bringing a country music tradition to Manhattan, Jane Bach, Sandra Piller, Kati Mac, Billy Lee, and special guest Jake Holmes are set for “Nashville in New York,” a pair of songwriter rounds which will take place this June at two famous night spots, The Bitter End and The Living […]
PORTLAND, Ore., May 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Trayvon Martin murder may have grabbed national headlines over the course of 45 days, but it appears to have died down despite racial profiling and stand-your-ground, taunting black males daily. This travesty amid today’s hate-based politics inspires the release of LadyBoss-Amanishakhete’s (A-ma-ni-sha-kete) new single: ‘Murder 2012.’
LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Proving once again that country musicians find songs in many places, Sandra Piller (www.sandrapiller.com) reached back to a nineteen sixty-seven album by legendary rock band, The Doors, recording a new version of their hit, “Love Me Two Times.” Appearing originally on the “Strange Days” album, the […]
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., April 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Environmental education nonprofit Grades of Green has announced its annual awards and green fundraising evening, VERTE, will be held at the LEED Gold-certified Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 27th from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The evening will feature singer/songwriter, Gregory Alan Isakov, sharing his lyrical hit, ’3am,’ featured on the hit series ‘Brothers and Sisters.’
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whether you call it publicity, media relations or hype, everybody needs it and John Scott G has been providing it for a decade. ‘Just by visiting the Internet, you have been influenced by our work,’ states the head of G-Man Marketing. ‘We create and publish media announcements, press alerts, video messaging, social networking communication, and what I call ghost marketing.’
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and LONDON, U.K., Feb. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP.com) president Tess Taylor leads a delegation of creative music executives from New York to London this week for meetings to create new opportunities for music whose uses contribute to the national economies of the United States, the United Kingdom and world culture.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the end of the world scheduled to take place later this year, G-Man Marketing (gmanmarketing.com) is partnering with its clients to offer special reduced rates in public relations, songwriting, audio mixing and mastering, radio advertising, graphic design, live music promotion, music distribution, and more.
WALLKILL, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jonas Music Services announced its first ‘Worst Press Kit Contest’ with one selected winner receiving a custom designed press kit package worth $700.00.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mike Shirk of San Diego, CA lives with a degenerative and deadly disease called IBM, ‘inclusion body myositis.’ There is no known treatment or cure. Rather than going quietly, Shirk has used his years productively to help and inspire others with physical disabilities. His website and blog are full of practical, self-help information for the disabled. Now Shirk has posted a music video on YouTube in which he inspires everyone to make lemonade from the lemons of life.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 24, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Smaller music publishing companies have to fight harder for the songs they represent, and Golosio Publishing (www.golosio.com) is no exception. With so much of the industry tied up in sweetheart deals and behind-the-scenes arrangements, Golosio has stepped up their involvement with alternative approaches to music marketing. […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 24, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Celebrating the holiday season, Sandra Piller will join her band The Wild Cards for a special ‘Country Christmas Dance Party’ to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation (www.toysfortots.org). The event will take place on Sunday, December 11 at the Marina City Club in Marina del Rey, California.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and LONDON, UK, Nov. 14, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National Association of Record Industry Professionals (www.NARIP.com) president Tess Taylor leads a music delegation from Hollywood to London this week for meetings to protect intellectual property, preserve creativity, and create new opportunities for music whose uses contribute to the national economies of the United States, the United Kingdom and world culture.
BERGEN, Hordaland, Norway, Oct. 31, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Harlequins Enigma is back again, This time with their third volume in the octagon series: ‘Battle Without Dishonour.’ Battle Without Dishonour is an instrumental hip hop album and contains some of Age Rissnes’ all-time favourite tracks in the dance genre.
DENVER, Colo., Oct. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Altergate Publishing announces that author Dee Dee Phelps is now performing in Doo Wop Shows nationally. The release of her memoir ‘Vinyl Highway’ in 2007 initiated the Sixties recording star’s comeback, singing as Dee Dee, of Dick and Dee Dee.
LADY LAKE, Fla., Oct. 6, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tickets starting at $35 are still available to see award-winning country-music mother and daughter legends Naomi and Wynonna Judd take their final Central Florida bow on the Last Encore Tour, October 15, as they headline The Grand Oaks Festival featuring The Judds, according to Alliance Healthcare Foundation President Ted Williams.
NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pit Stop Players, a thirteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will kick off their third season with a concert at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The critically acclaimed group will offer creepy-themed music the night before Halloween, in a program titled ‘Dark Side of the Tune.’
LADY LAKE, Fla., Sept. 22, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mother and daughter country legends Naomi and Wynonna Judd will make their final scheduled Central Florida stop on their Last Encore Tour, October 15, as headliners of The Grand Oaks Festival featuring The Judds, to benefit the Alliance Healthcare Foundation.
REDDING, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Country music legend Merle Haggard is crisscrossing all of North America throughout the year, playing theaters and arenas, and at any given show, the opening act can be Scott Joss, the fiddle player who is a regular member of Haggard’s band, The Strangers.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — There were shouts of joy from little girls and strong applause from the adults as Sandra Piller and The Wild Cards performed their three-set gig in Shoreline Village at Rainbow Harbor near the Queen Mary in Southern California. As part of the weekend festivities at the popular seaside attraction, Piller performed hit songs from her latest album, ‘Days Like These,’ as well as several hit songs from such artists as Fleetwood Mac and Linda Ronstadt.
KALISPELL, Mont. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since its beginnings in summer 2009, Skull Church has delivered killer concerts from popular Christian artists and a clear gospel message to the Flathead Valley. Named for the place of Christ’s crucifixion, Skull Hill, the monthly event is regularly held at the Liberty and Strand Theatres in Kalispell. This month, for the first time, the event will be taken on the road for two days to the historic Wilma Theater in Missoula. Fresh Life Church produces Skull Church events.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. and CARLSBAD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Bob Moog Foundation and the Museum of Making Music are delighted to announce the joint auction of a Moog Little Phatty Stage II(R) synthesizer signed by jazz fusion legends Herbie Hancock and George Duke. The auction, which benefits both organizations, will be hosted on the Bob Moog Foundation eBay portal from Sept. 8 to Sept. 18, 2011.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bands and fans will have an exciting new opportunity for music, merriment and much more as Sheena Metal hosts ‘Carnyville: An Industry Showcase at The Other Door’ every Thursday evening. Located in the NoHo Arts District, the premiere event will take place September 8, 2011.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunday, August 21, 2011 marked the sixth anniversary of Bob Moog’s passing and the fifth anniversary of the Bob Moog Foundation’s formal launch. In celebration of that milestone, the Foundation is making daily announcements of new projects, branding and fundraising opportunities. Monday, August 22 saw the launch of the Moogstress blog, written by Michelle Moog-Koussa.
HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Roland Entertainment announced today that teen rapper Baby Jay has been invited for a second time to perform at Fort Hood for their ‘Teen Back to School Bash and Carnival’ per recommendation from the Grammy organization Texas Chapter. The event is presented by The U.S. Army Child, Youth and School Services in partnership with The USO. Baby Jay will headline the event for teens from the Fort Hood community.
LADY LAKE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Naomi and Wynonna Judd, the most successful female duo in country music history, will soon take their final Florida bow on The ‘Last Encore Tour,’ as headliners for The Grand Oaks Festival featuring The Judds, Saturday, October 15. The concert will benefit the Alliance Healthcare Foundation.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Max Jacques Entertainment announces Fight Night returns to the Playboy Mansion on August 27, 2011 as sexy Girl Next Door Bridget Marquardt hosts a world-class combat and concert event.
DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite breakup rumors, Teen Choice Award winners Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are presented as a 21st Century Adam and Eve in a new life size portrait created by controversial American artist Daniel Edwards. The portrait depicts the teenagers almost entirely nude, with a Canadian maple leaf and a Texas lone star covering their most intimate parts. The portrait will be unveiled at Dallas’s New Fine Arts, near Gomez’s hometown, at a time yet to be announced by Cory Allen Contemporary Art.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DJ Jimmy Stewart Jr. just finished his ‘I have a Dream’ record and Sesene Entertainment is promoting it via a free download on its web site. ‘To date, this is the most powerful piece Stewart has done and he believes that this is one of those projects that is and will always be bigger than him,’ says Sean Alfonso, president/CEO of Sesene Entertainment.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It all started in front of a coffee shop in Daytona Beach, FL. Pavlina Osta, a 10-year old musician, was playing the steel drums and piqued the interest of a local radio show; this quickly led to a show of her own and to the creation of Pavlina Productions.
WARWICK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The winners of The 2011 Communicator Awards were recently announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. Positive Sounds is a weekly Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Radio Program hosted by Bob Taylor. It earned an Award of Excellence, the highest honor in the Radio Programs Category.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While ‘mantra-rock’ may not yet be a recognized music genre, it springs to life with the delightful onslaught of sound from Larisa Stow and Shakti Tribe on their new album, ‘Rock on Sat Nam!’ (Prema Shakti Music). The vocals are impassioned and the music soothes one minute and urges you into aural ecstasy the next.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nashville based singer-songwriter Kenny Foster, a Joplin, Missouri native, has written a song based on the May 22 tornado that ravaged his hometown one month ago today, destroyed his childhood home and trapped his family in the crawl space of their home before they were rescued. Called ‘Hometown,’ Foster’s powerful song details the emotional aftermath of the disaster, as affected families try to sort through the emotional wreckage and find a way to move on.
SARASOTA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new book, ‘The Last Chapter in the Life of Mrs. Sammy Davis, Jr.’ (ISBN: 978-0-557-73613-3) offers a frightening glimpse of a Hollywood secret that was nearly buried. In her chronicle, author Pamela Sherrod reveals the events leading up to the death of Altovise Davis, and interweaves these startling revelations with intriguing views of numerous celebrities, from Bill Cosby and Raven-Symone’ to legendary icons, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top 10 national AC radio charting Miami-based artist, SJ, will pre-release his freshman commercial LP, ‘Coffee,’ on May 31, 2011, following exclusive fan and press events at SoHo House (May 11, New York) and Van Dyke Cafe (May 24, Miami). Released by Acoustic Soul Records, the album channels hints of productions by Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews and Counting Crows, with SJ’s personal touch.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Los Angeles Music Network is delighted to announce a new sponsor of its upcoming ROCK and URBAN LAMN Jam Music Contests (‘LAMN Jams’) launching June 7 in Los Angeles. Send2Press Newswire, a unit of Neotrope, will be the official press release service, helping to take LAMN Jams to a new level.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fans of legendary musician David Bowie can now own a rare artwork by the iconoclast via 20×200.com. In support of Housing Works Thrift Shop’s ‘Design on a Dime’ fundraising event, the pioneering art e-commerce site 20×200 announced it is releasing a special benefit print by Bowie. Bowie’s art print, IMAN No. 1, will be unveiled at Design on a Dime, and will make its online debut on 20×200 on Thursday, May 12, 2011.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Strong radio airplay, a steady climb up the charts and numerous awards have greeted songs from Sandra Piller’s current album, ‘Days Like These,’ and now she is releasing her next single to country radio, ‘Fixin’ To Fall.’ The tune is ‘an upbeat love song that makes you want to dance,’ notes Piller.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Songwriters, music publishers, and holders of intellectual property are invited to attend the California Copyright Conference presentation ‘Music Rights from a Global Perspective’ on the evening of Wednesday, April 13 in Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles).
SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Soundrangers, an award winning game audio studio, announces the release of its popular online sound effects library on hard drive. The Soundrangers Sound Effects Library has been inspired by years of custom sound design for video games and has been used for years by such industry leading companies as Google, Nickelodeon, Microsoft, Cartoon Network, Adobe, and HBO.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Bob Moog Foundation today announced that music software developer Spectrasonics has launched a unique, multi-faceted tribute to honor the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Dr. Robert Moog. Spectrasonics has released the ‘Bob Moog Tribute Library’ created by renowned artists for Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere virtual instrument software, and also kicked off a contest designed around the library.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OASA Records announced this week its silent auction of a live and rare rehearsal tape, never heard before, featuring Aretha Franklin and the late Van McCoy singing a tune titled, ‘I Was Made for You, You Were Made for Me.’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — From the 5th to 8th of March, Bahia will not be only the capital of the axe music, but will be also the capital of Rock’n'Roll. ACCRBA, a leading Brazilian-based non-profit association established 1994, announces the launch of the 17th edition of the Palco do Rock Festival, sponsored by BahiaGas, the Government of the State of Bahia and with the support of the Municipal Town hall of Salvador.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope is honored to make The Bob Moog Foundation its fourth chosen recipient for 2011 of its semi-annual Non-Profit PR Grant Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with The Bob Moog Foundation’s mission to educate and inspire children and adults through the power and possibilities of electronic music and intersection of music, science and innovation.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the title track from her new album, ‘Days Like These,’ gathering radio spins, country singer Sandra Piller is happily watching it climb several charts while touching the hearts of listeners at country and Christian country radio. ‘And now, there’s a video that shows many of the wonderful events and emotions that are a part of this magnificent song,’ Piller states.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BETA Records and In Tune Monthly today announced a collaborative venture that will extend each firm’s reach into a variety of media. ‘BETA Records, being a music, TV, online and music publishing company, is an ideal match with In Tune Partners, a music magazine, book and e-publisher,’ states Chris Honetschlaeger, BETA President.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BETA Records, LLC announced that Phil Quartararo, known to music industry professionals as ‘Phil Q,’ has accepted a role on BETA’s new Advisory Board with the goal of leveraging the company’s position as a leader in music media promotion and production.
AUSTIN, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Computing today announced a strategic partnership with California-based PR and brand marketing company, Neotrope® to launch a program to help promote indie bands and musicians who purchase Music Computing’s products during 2011.
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Adam Craig Band performed for the third annual Heartland Heroes Hunt last Saturday in Garden City, Kansas. The hunt, sponsored by local businesses, is a weekend of special activities for soldiers injured in the line of duty, and their families.
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Camp Jam, the nation’s premier provider of rock music camps and educational rock ‘n’ roll music programs, is now accepting discounted early registrations for its Summer 2011 camp series. Students rehearse, record, and perform like rock stars during curriculum-based day camp and overnight camp programs.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Adam Craig Band announces the video release of their hit song ‘Nothin’ Wrong.’ The talented four young men who make up the band have evolved since their first time in the spotlight but their trademark harmonies and passion for music are still as strong as ever.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Joe Kerr, composer for film and television, is making his way to the plush Utah resort this week for the annual festival. As many people with things to market are on their way to Sundance to hock there goods. Sundance is one of the more popular events in the film festival season.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sandra Piller’s third album, ‘Days Like These’ (Shady Hill Records), is released today, and Sandra met with press, industry and fans in a special performance at The Mint in Hollywood. Making the week even more eventful, Sandra was just named Female Country Music Artist of the Year by New Music Weekly magazine.
DECORAH, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gingrich Foundation has presented its annual gift to the Newt L. and Callista L. Gingrich Scholarship Fund at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Since 2005, the endowment has provided annual scholarships for instrumental music majors studying piano, organ, and wind instruments.
TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just released this week by Good Gets Better Publishing, is a new Christmas song, titled ‘Haley’s Christmas,’ performed by 13 year old Haley Mann. Haley’s Christmas tells the story of a young girl who looks forward to seeing her father on Christmas day who only visits her once a year.
AUSTIN, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Computing, Inc. today announced their brand new line of keyboard workstations for both gigging musicians and any size recording studio, are now shipping. The StudioBLADE and iKeyDOCK are complete, portable production stations, which either include a built-in Windows 7 64-bit PC with touch-screen and DAW software and virtual software instruments, or a docking system for any PC/Mac notebook.
TOLEDO, Belize (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Machaca Hill Rainforest Canopy Lodge, located in southern Belize, is demonstrating its commitment to supporting the community with its involvement in a drumming project for local Garifuna youth. Perched in the verdant hills above the Caribbean coast of southern Belize, Machaca Hill Lodge is a self-contained sanctuary from the everyday world.