San Diego, CA, March 25, 2008 — San Diego artist Tracy Johnson (Snowfire Records), an independent singer/songwriter who has had several songs placed in episodes of MTV's The Real World Denver and Newport Harbor (formerly known as Laguna Beach) and has a track licensed for use as the music for the closing credits in the upcoming feature film Winter of Frozen Dreams (2008) starring Thora Birch (of American Beauty), released a new single today called "The Art of Dreaming".
SALLY ZITO'S NEW CD, CHEAP AND ALIVE-- A SOPHISTICATED JAZZ- INFLECTED POP STYLE ALBUM MAKES ITS' NATIONAL DEBUT San Francisco Giants Pitcher Barry Zito plays guitar on all tracks Daughter of Nat King Cole Composer/Arranger Joseph Zito LOS ANGELES, CA – Sally Zito, the daughter of Joseph Zito, famed composer, conductor and musical arranger for Nat King Cole, continues the family tradition of deep, meaningful writing, placed in a sophisticated jazz-inflected pop style for her debut CD, Cheap and Alive.
If you thought the Hot Club music couldn't get any hotter, then you'd be wrong! Armed with a handful of jalapenos and healthy dash of Tabasco, The Texas Gypsies' new album, "Café du Swing" has got just the kick you need.
Norine Braun's acoustically inclined performance will showcase ambient soul pop with elements of hip hop, jazz and folk from Evolution of the Blood Star, Norine's 6th independent album and songs from her earlier recordings.
As a young man Dan Weintraub played the coffeehouses of Boston warming up for artists such as Tracy Chapman, but he eventually caught the "better have a real job" bug and began a successful career in education.
Blasting Stereotypes, Singer/Songwriter Aisha Raine Shows the World That Music IS Color Blind
Montgomery Village, MD (February 1, 2008)—Fighting stereotypes and resisting pressure, Aisha Raine, a Washington, D.
A quick quiz…
Hands up if anyone knows who the first Chicago artist to play at New York's legendary CBGBs club was? Now, can you tell me who was headlining at Sid Vicious' last ever public appearance? And, finally, who did Muddy Waters compare to Mick Jagger and jazz legend Stan Kenton call "a genius"?
If I told you the same man was the answer to all three questions, you might be impressed.
20 year-old singer/songwriter Shane Cooley spent his fall semester at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, traveling back and forth to Charlottesville, Virginia to spend grueling hours recording his eleventh and strongest album yet, titled Whirlpool.
Vernon Neilly the award winning contemporary jazz guitarist/producer who's latest CD "G-Fire II" went Billboard Chart Top 10 Retail, has hit the big screen once again in his third major motion picture release entitled "Walk Hard" currently in theaters nation wide.
Kiko Loureiro (Lead Guitarist of the Heavy Metal group "Angra") will be bringing his intense guitar prowess to the US in a very rare stateside appearance at the annual music industry professionals-only convention, NAMM Show 2008 in Anaheim, Ca being held at the Anaheim Convention Center, January 17 thru January 20th.
(Los Angeles, CA) --Candygram For Mongo (C4M)--an unsigned, Los Angeles rock-and-roll band have nabbed the opening slot for mega-stars Hootie & The Blowfish's upcoming show on September 29, 2007 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA.
The cool is back…On October 2 2007 Virginia Hip-Hop artist Trew will finally release his first album D/R Period presents The Big Chill on his own Inner Circle Entertainment Records with full worldwide internet distribution courtesy of Ingrooves and Rockboy Records.
Los Angeles---Ahhh, the holiday season: tinsel fairies flitting through the snow, whispering sweet nothings into your ear as you relax by the fire drinking hot egg nog with the ones you love that you only see once a year because more frequent meetings may be dangerous to your health as you fend off firey wails for the latest gizmos, gadgets and over-merchandised cartoons as well as wade through inquiries of why you had to settle for becoming just a doctor and not a surgeon like your sister (if only you'd listened).
Missouri Valley, Iowa, September 10, 2007 – The National Traditional Country Music Association (NTCMA) presented their Rising Legend award to Country Music Singer/Songwriter Dave Jorgenson, following his performance on the main stage during the 32nd annual Olde Time Music Festival in Missouri Valley Iowa, held this past week.
As a follow-up to the fiercely uncompromising power trio project, Slaughterhouse 3, bassist Gary Willis delivers a potent punch to the solar plexus with Actual Fiction, his solo debut on the premier fusion label Abstract Logix.
PRODUCED BY GERRY HANSEN, ALBUM FEATURES SPECIAL GUESTS RANDALL BRAMBLETT AND THE MEMBERS OF HIS BAND
BURNSIDE DISTRIBUTION TO HANDLE USA NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION FOR MUCH MORE THAN WORDS
DAHLONEGA, GA - Cavender Castle Entertainment has announced a March 13, 2007 release date for Much More Than Words, the new CD from 18-year-old singer/songwriter Spencer Durham, produced by Gerry Hansen and featuring special guests Randall Bramblett and the members of his band.
Daryll Dobson, The Electric Avant-Garde Guitar Master of psychedelic rock and fusion technology, has returned with a CD/DVD Progressive Rock Set "REALITY CHECK" and he has now TAKEN IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL! Three years in the making, Daryll's fourth release - REALITY CHECK - represents a major achievement in the merger of musical performance and audio-visual-internet technology! As a Producer, Daryll has created a total Musical and Visual Excursion into his unique world of Sights and Sounds! See the videos now at solarguitars.
PLOTZ! - the neo-traditional, electro-gypsy, Balkan dance band is proud to announce the release of, Extraordinary Renditions! This CD features fast-paced, sideways-groovin' original compositions and traditional Balkan party tunes
that rock! Jake Vossler on guitar, Daniel Rosenboom of trumpet, Orest Balaban on bass, and Austin Wrinkle on drums and percussion play with hair-raising intensity, virtuosic facility, twisted rhythmic complexity, a devilish levity that is truly infectious.
Kountreeboyz Entertainment are delighted to announce the signing of Sean 'Barney' Thomas and Sean Kristopher, two of the most exciting emerging talents in the United States who look set for great things in 2007.
Keep Your Eyes And Ears On Baltimore Maryland For Greg Who?
Baltimore Born, Funk/Rock/Guitarist/Composer: Greg Coleman, is determined to become the next major national act, from a city that rarely experiences such national success with it's local artist.
Singer-songwriter, blues guitarist, and author Pete Mitchell alias Stratmaster continues his musical career of over 30 years as an accomplished touring musician with the release of his new solo album, "Cutting the Mustard.
June 19, 2006 (Baltimore, MD) -- Andrew Luttrell, a singer/songwriter and performer from Baltimore, MD, will release his brand new studio album "Luttrell, Noon & Wenger: Scorched Sentiments" first week of August, 2006.
Rocking thru America, acting as the guise of charismatic Boston folk/country rock singer-songwriter Lee Herterich, has stormed the internet charts, tallying up an impressive three number one chart toppers in three months - not bad for an artist whose presence has only been known for little over a year.
With a sound as soothing as it is inspiring, classical and jazz guitarist and bassist Eric Roberts's debut album, "In a Silent Place" (MusicMagic Productions, 2005), continues to dazzle New Age listeners worldwide.
Filing Topics: Memorial Day, Protest Music, Antiwar Song, Iraq War Dissent, Online Political Activism, Supporting The Troops
Modern Protest Singer to Neil Young: "I'm Doing The Best I Can!"
Ian Rhett releases second online protest music video, "(I Know Why You're) Semper Fi," inspired by his sister, an active duty Marine, for Memorial Day.
Mavericks guitarist Nick Kane releases CD with new band The Balls
Long-time Mavericks guitar slinger Nick Kane has assembled a bare-knuckled 3-piece rock'n'roll band and re-writes the book on Instrumental Rock Music.
acks and a DVD with archival footage of the band's notable National Performances, (including an ABC Special), as well as modern interviews with each of the band's members, Private Stash is the definitive collection for Woodheads.
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LOS ANGELES _ The sixth annual DIY Convention: Do It Yourself In Film, Music and Books has set the first keynotes and major events of its 2006 gathering, to be held February 5-12, 2006 at the Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood.
IT'S A DONE DEAL!
*Dead By Wednesday signs 2 deals and lands Ceg Talent booking agency!
(US deal w/ Mindsnap Music/Stillborn Records & UK/Europe deal w/ Fury76)
* The band has officially signed with labels in both the US and UK yielding an international album deal.
MINDSNAP MUSIC BONUS CD
* There will be a compilation of 15 UNRELEASED'tracks'from a variety of bands & artist's including a new song by the band SOIL (which features their new singer on it) as well as many other killer bands from all'over the country that will be FREE when you buy the debut CD LP "Democracy is Dead" by Dead By Wednesday dropping nationally Sept.
Urban Network, the Los Angeles-based premier entertainment industry publication, online portal and multi-media company, continues to spread its successful music industry conference model%97this time by partnering with Out of the Ashes Inc.
If I had a dime for every person I heard say during the Sessions Men's Rail Jam held in Vail, Colorado, 'Man, Shaun White always wins,' I'd be ! nowhere near as rich as he is (but I'd definitely have some money in the bank).
In front of over 3000 cheering fans Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) and Daida Moreno (North Sails, Mistral) have taken overall victories following another insane night of indoor action here in London.
The Cleavers' debut CD, Television Mind, not only depends on great original music written and performed by the band (even if I do say so myself!), but also computer technology that allowed our band to record and promote this CD with less cost and total control.
Even though it is now, practically, an "independent" musician's world, more and more, we are reading how increasingly important it is for unsigned and independent recording artists to have professional third-party representation in the forms of record promoters and media publicists.
Subtext: The do-it-yourself approach to marketing and promoting music that began back in the 1970's and, perhaps, as early as the 1950's as an experiment that was often an exercise in futility, but has, ironically, become the standard by which we all exist, also comes with its own sets of blessings, curses and limitations.
Over the last few years, as my band faded from the press and as we tried to find a label crazy enough to release another one of our records, I watched radio become exactly what Pete Townsend said it would become in his never-realized sequel to "Tommy" - "Lifehouse.
INDIE NEWS BEAT
Week of January 16, 2004 * MECA Conference Extends Submission Deadline
* "Brave" The Debut Album From "The Bluefoot Project"
* Canadian Rocker Releases Self-Titled Debut Album
* Songwriters! Nashville Comes To New York!
* Elvis Presley, Best Selling Solo Artist In U.
INDIE NEWS BEAT
Week of December 10, 2003 * Xenia Accomplishes Two Single Dance Songs
* Har-Bal Helps MCA Recording Artist Tameko Star Take The Indie Route
* CD Baby And Tower Records Partner
* CNET Networks Announces Strategy To Serve Music Fans And The Independent Artist Community
* Court Grants NYU's Demand For The Bottom Line's Eviction
* Touring For A Living: Help Your Artists Get The Mo From The Road NARIP
* NAMM's 2nd Annual International Fastest Drummer Contest
INDIE NEWS BEAT
Week of October 24, 2003 * "New" Orchard Launches With New Investors & Management Team
* Pillar To Release "Broken Down: The EP"
* Har-Bal Releases Newest Version Of Mastering Equalization System
* New, Expanded Edition Of "Start & Run Your Own Record Label"
* Kin Za Za Shares Aurora Awards Winning Videos Through CD - Bonus DVD Limited Edition Release
* "Songwriters' Songwriter" Signs With Focus Marketing For Artist Management
* Settlement In Long Running Saxon Case