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Dionne Warwick Song ‘Starlight’ Released with All Proceeds Benefitting Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Starlight Children’s Foundation and New Gold Music Ltd. are excited to release the song “Starlight,” sung by the legendary Dionne Warwick, and written by Dean Pitchford, prolific writer of Fame and creator of Footloose, and William Goldstein, whose versatile career includes the original music for NBC’s Fame TV series. Ms. Warwick, […]

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Viral YouTube Sensation: Bryant Oden’s ‘Duck Song’ Waddling into Hearts of Teens

BOULDER, Colo. — What music are teens into these days? Taylor Swift? Sure. Jonas Brothers? You bet. Beyonce? Absolutely. A simple children’s song about a duck asking for grapes at a lemonade stand? Yup. As unlikely as it sounds, “The Duck Song,” the lead song on Bryant Oden’s debut CD “Songdrops: 30 Songs for Kids” […]

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Pitch Control TV is honoring H-Town’s Fallen HipHop Soldiers in Vol. 3 of its Mixtape DVD Series

HOUSTON, Texas — DJ Screw, HAWK, Big Moe, and Pimp C’s influence on the sound and culture of Houston, TX is immeasurable. Aside from Rap-A-Lot Records, the Screwed Up Click and Underground Kingz are entirely responsible for crafting Texas’ distinct musical identity. Pitch Control TV is honoring H-Town’s Fallen Soldiers in Volume 3 of its […]

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Chrysalis Vineyards announces 9th Annual Norton Wine and Bluegrass Festival in October

MIDDLEBURG, Va. — Visit Chrysalis Vineyards (Middleburg, Virginia) in the midst of harvest and experience their hottest festival of the year. Enjoy bluegrass pickings throughout the weekend with Jackass Flats (former Virginia State Bluegrass Champs), Hickory Ridge, and Lisa Kay Howard; meet artisans, craft and food vendors; take a hay ride vineyard tour; and enjoy […]

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Pitch Control TV Mixtape DVD series traveled to the East Coast to be recognized as a part of Country Rap Tunes

HOUSTON, Texas — From the 3rd Coast to the East Coast and now nestled back home in the South, Pitch Control TV Mixtape DVD series traveled to the East Coast to be recognized as a part of Country Rap Tunes: The 3rd Coast/Dirty South Film Festival held in Harlem, premiering PCTV’s Mixtape DVD Volume III, […]

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‘The Trial of George W Bush’ Debuts – Musical Satire for any MP3 Player or iPhone

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At last! The trial we’ve all been waiting for. “The Trial of George W Bush” is a wicked satire with music, produced, directed and written by composer/humorist Roger Rudenstein. An award-winning composer, Rudenstein announced that he created the Bush satire specifically to be downloaded to MP3 player or mobile phone. “The Trial” […]

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Brain Grenade announces ‘D a’ Thompson CD ‘Disclaimer’ and Seattle Release Party on 8.18.09

SEATTLE, Wash. — Brain Grenade Entertainment (BGE) proudly announces the release date and CD Release Party for D.a. Thompson’s new extended play album titled “Disclaimer” on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 at Galerias in Seattle, Washington. The first single off of D.a. Thompson’s EP is entitled, “Just you and me.” The new CD, “Disclaimer” is a […]

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Houston Hip-Hop in Focus with Pitch Control Mixtape Volume 3

HOUSTON, Texas — Houston has always been a hotbed of left-field musical talent, says Pitch Control TV (www.pitchcontroltv.com). They have always done things their own way down south, and for that they should be applauded. But what was once the home of alternative country pioneers is now the center of one of the most vibrant […]

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Ben Deily’s Varsity Drag Joins Evan Dando’s Lemonheads for New York Show

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Nearly 20 years after leaving cult band The Lemonheads to return to college and “try to become a grown up,” co-founder and certified grown up Ben Deily has come full circle: his new band Varsity Drag makes their New York City debut this Thursday at the Bowery Ballroom, sharing the bill […]

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Electronica Music CD Helps the Environment – Trance Fury releases Mother Earth and Father Time

RALEIGH, N.C. — In an effort to raise environmental awareness, Trance Fury, a TFR Records artist, recently released, “Mother Earth and Father Time.” The CD has gained national attention and the Weather Channel is currently featuring the track, “Carolina Shore,” on its “Local on the 8s” from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. In addition, dozens […]

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ALS awareness month: Musician ‘Ace Noface’ composes music CD with one finger

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ace Noface, a 38 year old man with Lou Gehrig’s disease, today announces the release of a piano rock CD, “Toxic Charm.” His goal is to leave a musical legacy behind, and raise awareness of ALS. May is ALS awareness month. Words like “inspiring” get used so casually that their meaning […]

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Song Collaboration has Unique Twist at Golosio Publishing, Inspires Album with Two Versions of Every Song

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Golosio Music Publishing is just a few months old but it has discovered a new way to expand its catalog of songs. The rhythm tracks for a new groove song were created in the Los Angeles studio of John Scott G and then sent to Golosio songwriters, Doug Colosio in Redding, […]

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Leon Ware – The Sensual Minister – Celebrates Motown’s 50th Anniversary with Special Encore Concert at Hollywood Jazz Club

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — For a man who will be 70 next year, singer/songwriter extraordinaire Leon Ware is working up a storm! Still promoting his acclaimed Stax Records debut, Moon Ride, featuring the divine new single “Hold Tonight,” Ware is also taking a moment to reflect long and deep on his hallowed history with legendary […]

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Critical Sun Recordings and Darrius Willrich Host Seattle Launch Party for New Album ‘Can’t Get Enough’

SEATTLE, Wash. — Darrius Willrich and Critical Sun Recordings bring you the CD Release – and the release party – for Darrius’ new album “Can’t Get Enough,” on the Main Stage at the Triple Door in Seattle Washington on April 29th, 2009. Twenty five percent of all profits from the album go to PATH, “an […]

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John Denver: Pop Icon’s Music Has Come-Back to the Symphony in a Most Unusual Way

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time, but that’s not the case with the original John Denver orchestrations, says Jim Curry Music. More than a decade has passed since the music of American composer John Denver has graced […]

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Audiolife Sponsors the PureVolume House During Indie Music’s Biggest Event

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Audiolife, an Artist Services platform designed for indie artists to sell music online and on-demand to fans, has announced that it will officially sponsor The PureVolume.com House in Austin, Texas. The sponsorship will provide Audiolife with the opportunity to offer its groundbreaking web-platform to PureVolume’s extensive list of indie artists surrounding […]

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Southern California Band Reckon Memoir Launches New Pop-Rock EP

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Reckon Memoir, a pop-rock band originally from Orange County, Calif., established in the year 2007, announced today the release of their first self entitled EP which features four songs from their repertoire. This four song preview to their upcoming album includes songs Domino Effect, Just Leave, Shattered, and Blindfolded; songs that […]

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Gospel Singer Rosalina Vega Featured in Concert to Raise Funds to Fight Chronic Disease in Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii — A concert to benefit health education and disease prevention in Hawaii will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 28 at the Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist church by Rosalina Vega, a gospel artist that promoters are calling the “New Sound in Christian Music.” The concert, sponsored by Walk of Faith Productions, […]

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Karriem Riggins Plays with Herbie Hancock on Sundance Channel’s Spectacle

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Luminary drummer and hip-hop producer Karriem Riggins will be in good company, performing with Herbie Hancock, Elton John, and Diana Krall on Sundance’s new series “Spectacle: Elvis Costello With….” Riggins was called upon to play drums on two of the season’s episodes, first with Herbie Hancock (airing February 4th 9:00 p.m. […]

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Classical Guitar Wonder Stuart Weber Tours 11 Great American Concert Houses

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Over the last two decades, classical guitarist Stuart Weber has emerged as one of today’s most forward thinking virtuosos in both his interpretations of the classics and his richly melodic original compositions. With his latest offering, “The Fifth Row” (Bridger Artists Inc.), he takes that ingenuity of spirit to a whole new […]

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Joe Sample and Randy Crawford Celebrate 33 Years of Music Making with New Jazz CD

NEW YORK, N.Y. — New contemporary jazz CD, “NO REGRETS,” hits stores March 24. Certain exceptional musical matches are unquestionably made in Heaven. The day that ubiquitous keyboard journeyman, and PRA Records recording artist, Joe Sample arrived at the studio to lend his distinctive piano touch to singer extraordinaire Randy Crawford’s debut album “Everything Must […]

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Jazz Singer Pyeng Threadgill to Perform at Blue Note Jazz Club Concerts

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Critically acclaimed as one of the most inventive and visionary new voices in the progressive scene of jazz, Pyeng Threadgill brings her singular approach to song back to the New York stage for the new year. Pyeng will first be presenting her work on Saturday, January 10 at the Blue Note […]

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Pop Duo, Make This City, Release New Album

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Iowa based powerpop band, Make This City, is set to release their debut album on December 23, 2008. Over the past months, Make This City has been recording in Cedar Falls based studio, Catamount Recording. The result is their debut album, “Live Love and Lies.” The album features nine catchy pop […]

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Entertainer Jim Bailey as Judy Garland LIVE in Concert, Returns to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — In his much-anticipated return to San Francisco, the legendary singer and character actor, Jim Bailey, will perform at the Herbst Theatre on December 20 in, “Jim Bailey as Judy Garland Live in Concert.” Accompanied by a full orchestra, Jim will perform Judy’s Christmas classic, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as […]

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Music Stars Shine Bright at Pearl River Resort This Fall and Winter

CHOCTAW, Miss. — This winter Pearl River Resort will host an exciting music lineup at The Silver Star Convention Center with something for everyone’s taste. Featured artists include KC & The Sunshine Band, Roberta Flack, Lorrie Morgan and Ronnie Milsap, George Jones, and the legendary Brenda Lee. All shows start at 8:00 p.m. and tickets […]

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Joss and Colosio Create Country Music Song of Love and Remembrance

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The new song from country duo Scott Joss and Doug Colosio is “Darlin’,” a deeply-felt ballad that celebrates many aspects of love. Released by Golosio Publishing (golosio.com), “Darlin’” is quietly exciting in a very peaceful and intimate style. “If ever a song could be said to wear its heart on its […]

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Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver Headed to Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. — When audiences close their eyes during a Jim Curry concert, they may find the similarities between him and John Denver uncanny and when they open their eyes, they just might do a double-take. Curry doesn’t do an impersonation of Denver, his performance is a true tribute, but he shares many of the […]

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Starving For Gravity to Play Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival formally invited Starving for Gravity to play a music showcase on September 20th. One of the hottest buzz bands on the scene today, SFG used to play cover tunes four hours a night — sort of like another act named after an insect. […]

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Aunt Kizzy’z Boyz Wins LAMN Jam Grand Slam Urban Artist of the Year

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — “Hi y’all, we a blues band!” And a profound silence fell over the room. Lead singer Sugaray of Aunt Kizzy’z Boyz said, “I’m gonna say that again ’cause the room always gets real quiet – we a blues band!” But within one minute of launching into their set, the entire audience was […]

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Country Swing Makes a Comeback in New Music from Joss and Colosio

REDDING, Calif. — Scott Joss and Doug Colosio, taking time off from their regular gig in Merle Haggard’s band The Strangers, have released a new tune through Golosio Publishing that recaptures the country swing of such greats as Bob Wills, Milton Brown, and Asleep at the Wheel. Titled “I Wonder If I Do Too Much,” […]

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Recording Artist The G-Man Releases ‘Burning Man Soundscapes’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — With a mixture of rock, trance, ambient and classical music, composer Scott G (recording artist The G-Man) creates a near-psychedelic journey on “Burning Man Soundscapes.” The 14 instrumental tracks are all influenced by the Burning Man social experiment held annually on the Playa in the Nevada desert. Song titles like “Serpent […]

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Audio Takes a Stand: A Ghost Worked on the New Instrumental Album by The G-Man

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — When Scott G began to mix The G-Man’s new album, “Audio Takes a Stand” produced by Songs and Soundtracks, he was shocked to see that an unseen entity had completed it for him. “I started to assign levels to the separate tracks of bass, drums, keyboards and guitars — the process […]

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Online Music and Social Networking Get Redefined

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Giving musicians and music lovers more power and flexibility than ever before, BETA Records (betarecords.com) has launched a newly expanded site combining search-and-match music selection, virtual commerce, and social interaction. Technology partners took part in a global 2-year effort to transform BETA Records into a music ecosystem to accommodate the way […]

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PACHECOS – Fear of a Green Planet – New Album Coming from Latin Thug Records

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Following up on the success of their debut album “Beat Hustlers,” Barcelona Spain’s production trio – known as Pachecos – return with “Fear Of A Green Planet,” an album that pays tribute to the classic Public Enemy album (Fear Of A Black Planet), while also promoting the legalization of their favorite […]

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Heavy Air Music Blows Up at the Forefront of Miami’s New Music Scene

MIAMI, Fla. — With the music industry desperately needing a new business model, and the gap between the major and indie labels getting smaller and smaller, a new breed of indie is making waves in a big way: Heavy Air Music, Inc. With such heavy hitters as Pharell Williams, Scott Storch, Tom Lord-Alge, Missy Elliot, […]

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LAMN Jam ’08 Showcases Urban and Rock Artists: Career Launch Package is Grand Prize

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The Los Angeles Music Network presents the URBAN & the ROCK Music Contests launching June 9. Taking its popular “LAMN Jams” to a new level, urban and rock artists are invited to perform original music for a panel of industry experts and receive live critiques. Monthly winners move up to the finale […]

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’60s Rock and Roll from Simpler Times – The New Dick and Dee Dee Review

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Dee Dee Phelps, the original member of the Warner Bros. Records duo Dick and Dee Dee, and singer/actor Michael Dunn, will re-create the hits of Dick and Dee Dee and other ’60s recording artists on Sunday night, June 22nd at Theatre Palisades, 941 Temescal Canyon Road, in Pacific Palisades, California at […]

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Jim Curry Dream Tour Revives Music of John Denver, an Early Green Environmentalist

UPLAND, Calif. — Before the “Go Green” movement began, well known hit songs such as “Country Roads,” “Rocky Mountain High” and “Sunshine on My Shoulders” tied music together with the environment years before it was socially popular. Long before “carbon foot printing” became a household word, John Denver created “Plant It 2000,” a nonprofit foundation […]

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SelectRadio Data Highlights Most Popular Mobile Music

PHOENIX, Ariz. — SelectRadio data shows that listeners using its Windows Mobile smartphone software are taking full advantage of recently added features to discover new music while enjoying their favorite Internet or satellite radio channels. When SelectRadio users hear a new song or artist of interest, they can click one button to retrieve detailed information […]

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Think Tank Promotions and Net TV Host Angora Benefit Concert

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — To commemorate the first annual anniversary of the Angora Fire, Think Tank Promotions, in association with Net TV Broadcasting, present “The Angora Benefit Concert.” Gates open at noon at the Horizon Casino Outdoor Concert Center, 50 Highway 50, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, June 24, 2008. This all-day benefit concert will showcase […]

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Kentucky Musician to Embark on Tour of Laundry Mats?

BARDSTOWN, Ky. — An acoustic rock musician from Bardstown, Kentucky will embark on a month-long tour of laundry mats, spanning a number of cities in six states. Matthew Fogle kicks off the promotional expedition, aptly entitled “Spring Cleaning Tour ’08″ on Monday, March 24th in his hometown of Bardstown. The tour then visits nearly 20 laundry mats in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, and other stops in Kentucky. The tour wraps up back in Bardstown on Thursday, April 17th.

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Manhattan LAMN Jam: Music Artists Perform, Industry Listens

MANHATTAN, N.Y. — The Los Angeles Music Network’s “LAMN Jam” heads for the Big Apple. Launched three years ago in Los Angeles (where performances continue), LAMN Jams go beyond traditional showcases by featuring artists performing original songs, followed by instant professional critiques from a panel of industry experts. This year, artists will perform for $20,000 in prizes.

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SOLOW13 Brings the Heat with Debut CD WARRIOR13

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Latin Thug Records presents the debut album from ground-breaking artist SOLOW13. The album will be available in stores and online February 26, 2008. Produced by SOLOW13 and Aaron (T-Bone) Boatright, the project represents a lifetime of work and experiences from this breaking talent. Legendary mastering engineer Brian “Big Bass” Gardner (Eminem, Linkin Park) mastered the project to create what will surely become a classic, iconic album.

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Trombone Shorty Gives Christmas Gift to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The newly built church was filled to its capacity of 1500 seats; people were seated in the aisles, standing in the doorways, and waiting in the hallway to hear hear Trombone Shorty, and his musical guests perform at a free Christmas concert at the First Baptist Church of New Orleans this past week, it was announced by New Orleans Music Hall of Fame.

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Rap Icon B Real of Cypress Hill Brings the Heat

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Rap icon B Real of Cypress Hill brings the heat just in time to melt away those holiday blues with the release of his eagerly anticipated new mixtape, The Gunslinger 3: For A Few Dollars More on Latin Thug Records, available in stores and online December 11 across the USA.

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New Book, The Pilgrimage and Dark Spaces, Includes Companion Theme Music Downloads

DALLAS, Texas — It’s not a song book or a singing book, though technologically possible, but buyers of the new novella anthology, “The Pilgrimage & Dark Spaces: Collected short works of fictional drama” (ISBN: 9780978713003), are asked to broaden their reading experience with a little original music accompaniment. The book written by Randy Doyle Hazlett and newly released by Christian Artist’s Workshop directs readership to contemporary music extras.

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Million Dollar Piano Coming to Texas with Performance by International Pianist Lomascola

DALLAS, Texas — Have you ever seen a piano worth One Million Dollars? You’ll have your chance Wednesday November 14, 2007 through Friday November 16, 2007, at the Piano Gallery in Dallas, and on Saturday November 17, 2007 when international pianist and Baldwin Artist LOMASCOLA plays one of the world’s most expensive and rare pianos at the Casa Manana Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Obsessive Fans a Reality for Singer Killian Wells who Claims Songs Stolen, Distributed Online

songwriter Killian WellsNEW YORK, N.Y. — Killian Wells, an up-and-coming young pop singer, songwriter and producer, has allegedly become the target of a stalker from British Columbia, Canada, according to his label Inferno Records. Wells claims the overly zealous fan has e-mailed and made multiple phone calls to his Manhattan recording studio posing as a DJ from a phony radio station in an attempt to obtain unreleased tracks.

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Next-Generation Variety Show Fuels Experimental Electronica Music Videos

ipromise2beyou videosHOLLYWOOD, Calif. — As an international distributor of electronic musical instruments during the 1990s, Geoff Farr frequently spent long nights in European hotel rooms watching the only television programs that required no translation: short experimental videos backed with electronic music scores. Farr says German television was an especially rich medium for an American insomniac interested in creative new videos.

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Improvised Guitar Music on Brian Butler’s ‘Axuality’ Album is Aimed at the Head as well as the Heart

guitarist Brian ButlerMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — With a new genre of music called axuality, guitarist Brian Butler is composing and performing music with a lofty goal: to improve listeners’ mental outlook while enjoying cool, unique guitar playing. One of Butler’s aims is to help facilitate listeners achieving a “clear mind” when hearing the music.

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Sphinx Brings Diversity to Carnegie Hall with the Nation’s Top Young Black and Latino String Players

Sphinx OrganizationNEW YORK, N.Y. — Approximately 25% of Americans are Black or Latino. In our nation’s professional orchestras however, Blacks and Latinos combined comprise approximately 4% of the musicians. On September 25, The Sphinx Organization, the non-profit organization dedicated to building diversity in classical music, will present the all Black and Latino Sphinx Chamber Orchestra and Harlem Quartet at Carnegie Hall.

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Crazed and Dazed Remix Contest Brings Global Chart Toppers Together with Indie Music Remixers

Crazed Dazed remix contestLOS ANGELES, Calif. — DJs, remixers and music-lovers everywhere can share in the celebration surrounding the release of the new G-Man album “Crazed + Dazed” (UPC 6-75604-10252-0) by remixing one of the tracks and/or including it in a club or on-air “set” and sending a recording for consideration to G-Man Music in Los Angeles.

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Ride and Rock Campaign Sets Out to Educate About the Benefits of Going Metro in Los Angeles

progressive rock band CANONLOS ANGELES, Calif. — Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) features progressive rock band, CANON in an unprecedented environmental event at Union Station (GO METRO to see CANON!), on Saturday, September 8, 2007, 8:00 P.M. at The Old Ticket Room.

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Roman Carter, Tom Rothrock Project Relaunches Bong Load Record Label

Roman CarterLOS ANGELES, Calif. — Artist, producer, and film composer Tom Rothrock, legendary vocalist Roman Carter, and a host of studio session pros have completed a unique collaborative project titled: ROMAN CARTER “NEVER SLOW DOWN.” A full length release is due out November 6th, 2007, on the recently re-launched independent Bong Load Custom Records label.

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CRAZED + DAZED is a New Trance, Electronica, Dance CD From 2 Artists on 2 Continents and 2 Years in the Making

Crazed + DazedLOS ANGELES, Calif. — The full title of the new DJ Insane and The G-Man album (UPC 6-75604-10252-0) is “CRAZED + DAZED: An Experiment in Stimulating Psychotomimetic Manifestations Through the Use of Subliminal Bass Tones, Phase-Shifted Harmonics, Ultra Aural Distortion and the Relentless Application of Thump for the Rump.” But you can just call it “Crazed.”

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Grammy Winning Producer Rockwilder Pays Out $100K to Indie Producers and Launches New Web Site to Continue Success

Grammy Producer RockwilderNEW YORK, N.Y. — After the overwhelming success of Rocbeats.com and Rocbattle.com, Grammy award-winning producer, Rockwilder, is ready to take his online success to the next level; he has launched a third site that is currently in beta phase – RocMP3.com.

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Indie Music Artists Can Get Global Exposure via Want2BDiscovered Live Webcasts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Are you a frustrated musician or vocalist seeking a record deal? Are you an unsigned or indie music artist who is looking for that first big break? Want2BDiscovered.com, LLC is giving unsigned artists more exposure than any other web site and has launched a seven-month urban talent competition – the Urban Showcase Series – to help get musicians discovered and the public involved.

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SelectRadio Gives Windows Mobile Phone Users One-Touch Access to Live Jazz, Blues and Latin Music

SelectRadio softwarePHOENIX, Ariz. — Users of Windows Mobile phones and wireless handhelds now can get four continuous channels of all-live jazz, blues and Latin performances and complete concerts on-demand through a new partnership between InsideJazz.com and the makers of SelectRadio(R) software. Users of the latest version of SelectRadio software can get the new live music selections in CD-quality streams

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BETA Records Opens a Hollywood Recording Studio for Musicians Seeking Highest Quality Audio and the Ability to Make Videos

BETA Studio foundersHOLLYWOOD, Calif. — With the opening of the new BETA Studio in the Los Angeles facilities of BETA Records, musicians have a new home for creativity. The studio, located off Sunset Blvd. in the heart of Hollywood, includes a video production room with green screen, interview room, make-up room, DJ and Internet radio production areas, kitchen and guest room.

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Protectomatic Music Introduces Stretching Madness, a Texas Band That Delivers Hard Rock for the Front Row

Stretching MadnessSEATTLE, Wash. — Protectomatic Music and Entertainment (PME) proudly announces the release of Escape Plan, the new extended play album by Stretching Madness. The first single off of Escape Plan, entitled “Lies in My Head,” is also being released. In conjunction with the new single and album, PME and Stretching Madness will be launching a new website for the band.

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Protectomatic Music and Entertainment is Proud to Introduce Jeremiah, a Gentleman of Soul, and His New Recording ‘Love Notes’

Jeremiah's Love NotesSEATTLE, Wash. — Protectomatic Music and Entertainment (PME) proudly announces the release of Jeremiah’s new album, “Love Notes,” on Tuesday, June 19th, 2007. The first single off of Jeremiah’s recording, entitled, “Did I tell you,” is also being released. In conjunction with the new single and album, PME and Jeremiah will be launching a new website at www.jsongz.com with the recording.

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Hop Productions is Proud to Announce the Release of Fodakis, the New Album from Das Vibenbass and a Release Performance in Seattle at Neumo’s

FodakisSEATTLE, Wash. — Hop Productions proudly announces the release of Fodakis, the new album by Das Vibenbass on Tuesday, June 19th, 2007. The Seattle quartet that is, “crushing the borders of Jazz,” presents Fodakis – a collection of songs that consciously challenge cultural assumptions about the jazz medium.

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Rock Festival to be Held for Heart Transplant Fund to be Established for Iron Butterfly Bassist Lee Dorman

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaANAHEIM, Calif. — A benefit concert in the name of original Iron Butterfly bass player Lee Dorman will be held Sunday June 24th at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, next to the Honda Center. Iron Butterfly shook the music world in 1968 with the release of the monumental LP, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” featuring the 17 minute side-long track that outsold every record in the history of recorded music.

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Pitch Control TV Exposes the Best in Southern Hip Hop

Pitch Control TVHOUSTON, Texas — Pitch Control TV launches two new DVDs and announces a new and exciting Internet television show that is designed to entertain and entice Hip Hop music lovers, nationwide. Based in Houston, the focus is primarily on southern artists, but Pitch Control TV also showcases independent and major-label artists, coast-to-coast.

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New York Musician Commemorates Bob Dylan’s Birthday at Infamous Greenwich Village Hangout

NEW YORK, N.Y. — On Saturday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m., Steve Urban, native New Yorker and ground-breaking musician, will celebrate the 66th birthday of musical legend, Bob Dylan, at Kenny’s Castaways, a well-known Dylan hangout on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. Urban will honor classic Dylan tracks combined with original instrumentation.

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Music Marketing Firm Hosts 12-Week Battle of Bands Webcast at Hollywood BB King’s with over 80 Bands

A&R SelectHOLLYWOOD, Calif. — A&R Select, the music industry’s benchmark in independent promotion and marketing, is currently hosting an online Battle of the Bands competition held at BB King’s Bar and Grille, located at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood, Calif. Over 80 local and regional bands will perform.

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Portland Artist Zack Orr Releases a New Eclectic Album With an Innovative Method of Distributing a Single Every Month for a Year

Zack Orr MusicPORTLAND, Ore. — Zack Orr Music proudly announces the release of “Francisco the Man.” Francisco the Man is 12 songs, each coinciding with the months in a year. As the album progresses through the four seasons, the instrumentation and overall sound changes as well.

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The Blankies Release Three New Albums on the Power Arts Label

Power Arts CompanyKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Power Arts Company, Inc. release a three album series for the Kindergarten and Pre-K crowd performed by a new cartoon band called The Blankies(TM). The songs not only overcome the “babyish” sound of most children’s music, they also address three important uses of music.

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Popular Houston Radio Morning Show Host Releases New CD as Alter-Ego Mista Madd

DJ Mista Madd HOUSTON, Texas — Paid in Full Entertainment, Inc. released on Tuesday the new CD from DJ / artist Mista Madd which is being distributed by Memphis based Select-o-Hits distribution. The new CD covers various topics and features Houston notables Paul Wall, Slim Thug, HAWK, Lil Flip, Chamillionaire, Shei Atkins and others.

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Dancing Diva Sonja Armisen Releases CD Where Tango Meets Electronic Beats

TangoFusionClubMUNICH, BAVARIA, Germany — Sonja Armisen, Tango Fusion Club founder, announces the release of a second CD, “TangoFusionClub Volume Two: Electronic Tango Flavoured Beats,” which has a distinctly refined, and electronic flavor.

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EliasFest: Voice of the Voiceless Music Festival to Raise Funds for Zimbabwean Youth

Elias FundSHERBORN, Mass. — Elias Fund, Inc. announced today that on May 5, 2007, ten bands from across the Northeast will perform in Acton, Massachusetts, to champion one cause known to thousands by one name: Elias. In honor of this Zimbabwean father of three sons, and on behalf of hundreds of other people and their communities, music fans with change on their minds will come together in Nara Park for EliasFest: The Voice of the Voiceless.

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Author Dee Dee Phelps to Appear at Village Books in Pacific Palisades

Vinyl Hwy BookLOS ANGELES, Calif. — Author Dee Dee Phelps signs and talks about her memoir “Vinyl Highway” (ISBN-10: 1412073839) singing as Dick and Dee Dee, at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades 90272 on Thursday evening, February 8th, 2007, at 7:30 pm.

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New Young Artists Concert Series Sizzles with Multi-Cultural Sounds and Stunning Performers

QUEENS, N.Y. — The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning mixes the rich, vibrant and scintillating sound of four continents in its New Young Artists (NYA) concert series scheduled for Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. The NYA series will showcase African, jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, reggae, and Latin music; audiences can travel the world in just two days.

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Music Video Launched for First Single from The Crazed + Dazed Album

Crazed and DazedLOS ANGELES, Calif. — As befits anything from an album by DJ Insane and The G-Man, the first music video is one of the strangest ever posted online. The opening track, entitled “Trans Addiction,” from the U.S. album CRAZED + DAZED (Delvian Records, UPC 6-75604-10252-0), has prompted an advertising copywriter in India to use open source film footage by an avant-garde German director to create the “Trans Addiction Wine Symphony.”

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Bassist Jay Leonhart Presents Jazz at Symphony Space in New York City

Jazz HitsNEW YORK, N.Y. — New York City audiences will have the rare opportunity on Sunday night, January 28, to hear “Jazz Hits from the Broadway Stage,” a swinging, intimate program of well-known Broadway show tunes performed by some of the city’s most-accomplished and well-known jazz musicians. It is sure to be a treat for general audiences and jazz lovers alike.

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Startling New Info in Biography from Sam Cooke’s Family

CHICAGO, Ill. — The LJR Group today announced publication of a revised edition of the book “Our Uncle Sam: The Sam Cooke Story From His Family’s Perspective” (ISBN: 1-4120-6498-8, www.ourunclesam.com). Written by Cooke’s great-nephew Erik Greene, Our Uncle Sam not only emphasizes Cooke’s accomplishments in music history, but gives the reader an inside look on the childhood influences that drove him to excel.

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60s Rock and Roll Icon Dee Dee Phelps Introduced at the Book Publicists of Southern California Awards Dinner

Dee Dee PhelpsLOS ANGELES, Calif. — Dee Dee Phelps, author of “Vinyl Highway,” singing as Dick and Dee Dee in the Sixties was introduced to a sold out audience by Book Publicists of Southern California founder Irwin Zucker, with comedian Fred Travalena and game show host Wink Martindale, at the 12th Annual IRWIN Awards dinner and program for Book Publicists of Southern California on October 11th in Studio City, California.

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Whiteflash.com and Lionsgate Films Congratulate Jessica Simpson with VIP Party for Her New Movie ‘Employee of The Month’

Jessica Simpson - diamond kissHOUSTON, Texas — Jessica Simpson was greeted by flashes and photographers as she arrived at an exclusive party celebrating the pre-screening of her film “Employee of the Month” by Lionsgate. Whiteflash.com worked with Lionsgate to throw the celebration at the Tenjune lounge in New York City and congratulated the star with a triple set of matching yellow sapphire, amethyst and diamond bangle bracelets valued at $3500, which she wore to the event.

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Midwest Cities Brace Themselves in Anticipation of the Delicious ROX Festival 2006

Delicious ROX FestivalKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andaro Entertainment and Revolver Magazine in association with Monster Energy Drinks and Budweiser the King of Beers present: The Delicious ROX Festival 2006 – the Midwest’s all-ages, all-day premier showcase for up-and-coming and unsigned talent.

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Rising Star Belinda Rio Kicks Off Fla. Tour at Orlando Rep Sept. 22-23, 2006

Vocalist Belinda RioORLANDO, Fla. — With the astronomical success of American Idol, there’s no question that America loves to cheer for up-and-coming music stars. Orlando will have an opportunity to help create a new pop star in Latin beauty, Belinda Rio, when she makes her concert debut at the Orlando Repertory Theatre

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