Music and Recording Industry
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Committed to spreading the word of God, Unique Messengers recently debuted their first album, “Jesus is Coming,” and is gearing up for an international tour next spring.
“Jesus is Coming,” an original and thought provoking album, delivers a fusion of styles that includes rhythm and blues, reggae, Soca and rap. It’s clearly music that makes you want to move your body and awakens your spirit.
“This ‘Jesus is Coming’ project is explosive!” Bishop Mario Ford of Pilgrim Church of Bushwick, says. “The music and the words emphasize the Gospel message of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Promoter, Lester Robinson, agrees that, “‘Jesus is Coming’ is a phenomenal and timely album that will impact the entire world.”
Winfield Craig, the group’s founder, is a native of Trinidad and Tobago. He says that God speaks to him through dreams, and his friends and family know that when he has a dream, it always comes to pass. The “Jesus is Coming” project resulted from a dream he had while living in Trinidad. In the dream, he was in America, saw snow falling and started singing, “Jesus is Coming.” He looked up and saw a hole in the sky and Jesus returned. The rest is history.
Craig moved to America, and with more than 30 years of experience behind him of founding and performing with gospel groups, he recruited Rex Faison and Albert Henry to create Unique Messengers.
The band’s combined experience is impressive. Among their successes, Rex was the lead vocalist for The Melody Men while in the military at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Albert performed as a vocalist and guitarist for Mickey Mills and the Birds (who later became Two Plus Three) and K.C. and The Flames.
“Music reaches into people’s lives like Jesus did to bring them where he is,” Faison says. “Those who hear this music – it will have a very positive experience on their lives.”
A book is also in the works that documents the making of the album.
Jesus is Coming.
Get a preview here (YouTube): https://youtu.be/nZH0nq8syCc.
The album is available at: http://www.uniquemessengers.com/ and on iTunes, Google Play and CDBaby.com.
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* Caption: Album Cover: “Jesus is Coming.”
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VIERA, Fla., Nov. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three free holiday concerts presented by the Space Coast Symphony will help put residents and visitors in the holiday spirit this December. Concerts will take place on Friday, December 4, Friday December 11 and Saturday, December 19, and will feature three different themes: Holiday Traditions Around the World, Cool Yule and The Holiday Christmas Spectacular Finale.
The first concert, Holiday Traditions Around the World, will honor the unique customs of cultures from around the world, specifically Greek, Irish, Latin American, Indian and American. Five groups will demonstrate their customs in song and dance on The Avenue Viera courtyard. For a $20 donation to the Space Coast Symphony, shoppers can taste traditional foods from these cultural groups.
Cool Yule, the second concert on December 11, will feature holiday jazz music by the Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra. On December 19, a finale concert featuring dozens of musicians, carolers, ballet dancers and Santa Claus will take place outside of the Carmike Theater.
For more information on the Space Coast Symphony and the Symphony Holiday for Everyone event, visit the orchestra website at: http://www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org/.
The Avenue Viera is an outdoor lifestyle center with a mix of retailers and restaurants to create a one stop shopping destination. Guests are invited year-round to participate in the many exciting events The Avenue Viera has to offer. Find more event information here: http://viera.shoptheavenue.com/events/list/.
Holiday Traditions Around the World Concert:
Friday, December 4, 2015
Cool Yule Concert:
Friday, December 11
Holiday Christmas Spectacular Finale Concert:
Saturday, December 19
The Avenue Viera
2261 Town Center Avenue
Viera, FL 32940
Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sun. 12 – 6 p.m.
More Information: http://viera.shoptheavenue.com/.
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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Usual Suspects, a progressive rock band with a bluesy soul, is making an appearance at the Sainte Rock in Hermosa Beach, Calif. on October 25. They will also be promoting their debut CD – “Back to Zero.”
“The first track of our debut CD, ‘Triangle Love,’ was written by our blind keyboard player, Steve Campos. Greg Adams, a founding member of Tower of Power, wrote the horn parts along with two other world-renowned horn players who recorded the horns for this song,” Fred Simon, drummer for the Usual Suspects, says.
The Usual Suspects have a high level of musicianship with strong vocals and harmonies and delivers a wide range of musical styles from soul and progressive rock to funk and rhythm and blues. It’s this eclectic mix that makes them appeal to a wide range of audiences.
Band members include: Lisa Margaroli, lead vocalist and frontwoman extraordinaire; Steve Campos, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter; David Ownby, guitars, vocalist and songwriter; Scott Jehlik, bass, vocalist and songwriter; and Fred Simon, drums and bandleader.
The doors for the show at the Saint Rocke open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $12.
The new CD, “Back to Zero,” is available through all major online retailers, including CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/theusualsuspects1), Amazon, etc.
Listen to their music here: https://youtu.be/2K44UsxbhNU.
About the Usual Suspects:
Formed in 2014, The Usual Suspects have been playing in the Orange County and Los Angeles area with some of the biggest names in the industry. They’ve performed with Blood, Sweat and Tears, Badfinger, America, The Winery Dogs and Jefferson Starship, to name a few.
For more information: http://www.theusualsuspectssocal.com/.
About Saint Rocke:
Voted the number one live music venue in the South Bay, Saint Rocke is the only live music venue in the U.S. to stream video live in high-definition. This high-energy music venue draws crowds with performances by up-and-coming rock bands in an intimate space. For more information: http://www.saintrocke.com/.
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* Photo Caption: The Usual Suspects on stage.
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept., 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pit Stop Players, an instrumental chamber ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, launch their sixth season with a concert of Halloween-themed music at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 West 69th Street, on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
The program will include music from film, including selections from Bernard Hermann’s scores to “Psycho” and “Vertigo,” as well as Bartok’s “Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta,” which was put to famously creepy use by Stanley Kubrick in “The Shining” (remember Room 237?). In addition, violinist Victor Costanzi will be guest soloist for Camille Saint-Saens’ well-loved “Danse Macabre.” The concert also includes William Bolcom’s colorful “Poltergeist Rag,” as well as three world premieres: new pieces by Alan Taylor, Thomas Sleeper, and Pit Stop music director Joshua Rosenblum.
Rosenblum explains the genesis of his piece, which is titled “Tuition, Room and Board.” “I wanted to write about something frightening, and as the parent of a college sophomore, that was just about the most terrifying thing I could think of.”
The Pit Stop Players, who collectively have played in pit orchestras for over 140 Broadway productions, include Ed Matthew, Marc Phaneuf, and Don McGeen, woodwinds; Chris Jaudes, trumpet; Mark Patterson, trombone; Dan Culpepper, horn; Victor Costanzi, Suzy Perelman, and Denise Stillwell, violins; Alissa Smith, viola; Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, cello; Grace Paradise, harp; Jeff Carney, bass; Gregory Landes and Andrew Beall, percussion; Milton Granger, synthesizer; and Garah Landes, piano.
The players will be wearing Halloween costumes, and audience members are encouraged to come dressed for the occasion as well.
The Pit Stop Players, founded in 2009 by conductor/composer Joshua Rosenblum, is an instrumental ensemble comprised of some of New York’s top freelance musicians, commonly regarded as the best instrumentalists in the world. Repertoire includes arrangements and transcriptions of great pieces from the recent past (encompassing numerous genres), as well as undeservedly neglected classical gems, but the primary emphasis is on new compositions that are both challenging and immediately engaging, written and orchestrated specifically for the group by today’s most exciting creative talents.
Since their first concert in February 2010, the Players have performed works by Bernstein, Ginastera, Shostakovich, John Psathas, William Bolcom, Danny Elfman, Paul McCartney, and Freddie Mercury, among others, as well as world premiere compositions by David Chesky, Gary William Friedman, Jamie Lawrence, Fay Wang, Steve Kenyon, Josh Schmidt, Joshua Green, and Michael Starobin. Other highlights have included the group’s performance of “The Rite of Spring” in a specially-commissioned new chamber arrangement, as well as Rosenblum’s own “Young Person’s Guide to the Pit Stop Players,” with special guest narrator Cynthia Nixon.
Cited by “The New York Times” for their “flair,” “spirited readings,” and “playfully cohesive programs,” “making an hour-long serving of modern works not just palatable but enticing,” the Pit Stop Players have take their place at the cutting edge of New York’s cultural landscape, bringing exciting contemporary music to new audiences, and upending conventional assumptions about concert programming.
More information: http://rosenblummusic.com/.
WHO: Pit Stop Players
WHAT: “NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF”
WHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Christ & Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 West 69th Street, New York, NY
TICKETS: $25 ($15 for students); Advance sales http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=pit182 – (CASH ONLY at the door).
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Bushwick’s own songwriter and storyteller, Dru Cutler debuts ‘Familiar’ music video to packed house at The Living Room in Brooklyn0
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brooklyn audiences love Dru Cutler’s local performances and were out in force at The Living Room to celebrate the release of the “Familiar” video. The video captures the polarizing effects of our memories. It reminds us that nostalgia is both a warm embrace and a cold slap to the face. Cutler’s performance is relatable and authentic and taps into a longing that we all experience.
Cutler is a storyteller and always makes his fans a part of the show, which keeps them coming back for more. He wrote “Text Message Improv” on the spot, based on an audience member’s actual text thread.
He also had everyone help light the room with an illuminated guitar cable for his final number, “Let’s Make the Most of Now.”
Click here to see the full video: https://youtu.be/N4Xc0mHcifE .
Dru Cutler lives in Bushwick and writes songs that highlight the best of the past and present. He’s fascinated by the power of nostalgia and lives by his own mantra: “We can’t escape it, so let’s embrace it.”
More information: http://www.drucutler.com/ .
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/drucutler .
Directed by Jaclyn Gramigna.
Edited by Danush Parvaneh.
Shot by Pete O’Hare and Vladimir Weinstein.
TWITTER: @DruCutler #FamiliarVideo
For media queries, contact: Kosi Harris at: DruCutler@gmail.com or (917) 749-1797.
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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 (www.gmanmarketing.com). “We create and publish media announcements, press alerts, video messaging, social networking communication, and what I call ghost marketing.”
The concept of “ghost marketing” is not new, G admits. “In addition to books I’ve ghost-written, some of my most effective work has been behind-the-scenes, writing or contributing to articles or in disseminating items for others to post. Clients, especially artists, don’t have time to continually look for these opportunities online, but it’s one of the things we do. It’s time-consuming, but there’s a definite payoff if you keep at it.”
Current clients of G-Man Marketing include Shady Hill Records’ country artist Sandra Piller. “This is a terrific account because of the variety of great songs Sandra performs,” G states. “She works with writer/producer Jane Bach (hits with Reba McEntire and Jo Dee Messina among others) and there are videos of Sandra doing songs by The Doors and Fleetwood Mac. Her cool country version of ‘Love Me Two Times’ is a trip!”
Within the past year, G has worked with Larisa Stow, Robin Hood Music, Golosio Publishing, Goodnight Kiss Music, Anisound Mixing/Mastering, FookMovie, Phil Hatten Design, Carnyville, Bella Swan Bass Society (BSBS), and Paula Franceschi. “We’re starting on a Christian music video for ‘Amazed by the Light that is You,’ a new area for us.”
The sounds of BSBS are in a series of humorous commercials airing during the Sheena Metal programs on the LATalkRadio network. The spots are for non-existent products called “Androyx,” like an Androyx energy drink and an Androyx phone (“Forget 3G, 4G or 5G, Androyx offers 157G!”).
G and G-Man Marketing have created work for Verizon Wireless, Goodyear, Auto Club, General Dynamics, Shakey’s Pizza, Toyota of Orange, and more. In addition, G collaborated with Doug Colosio, Scott Joss and Merle Haggard to write “Bad Actor,” a song on Haggard’s “I Am What I Am” album.
“I love spreading the word for music, products, speeches, and events,” G says. “This work is exciting and gratifying, which makes it fulfilling to start every day!”
Learn more at: http://www.gmanmarketing.com .
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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.
While in London the group will be featured at four music acquisition sessions for global brand and advertising campaigns, and meet with music organizations and government agencies, including the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the Association of Independent Music (AIM) and the Music Publisher’s Association (MPA), which work to promote and strengthen the protection of Intellectual property rights.
NARIP brings music supervisors from two leading multi-national advertising agencies, Ryan Fitch (Music Producer for Saatchi & Saatchi North America) and Jessica Dierauer (Executive Producer of Music and Creative Content for Young & Rubicam), to London to conduct a series of educational programs for the British music industry. These programs create an opportunity to develop relationships and encourage the use of British music in American national and global advertising campaigns.
Last year’s London sessions with Hollywood music supervisors Andrea von Foerster (Grey’s Anatomy, Chronicle, 500 Days of Summer) and Chris Mollere (Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars) sold out.
Seeking Music For Global Advertising Campaigns:
Fitch and Dierauer actively seek music for current advertising campaigns, and music publishers, record company executives, personal managers and others will present to them in London for consideration. Such music placements generate licensing fees and public performance royalties to their creators and owners, stimulate CD and digital sales, increase consumer awareness and media interest, and can provide an important vehicle for developing new artists to recognition and success.
“We have created a new access point that wasn’t available before,” says Tess Taylor President of NARIP and creator of its Music Supervisor Sessions. “Our sessions have sold out in four cities and yielded multiple placements for participants including in the #1 box office film Chronicle, True Blood, Dexter, Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt. 23! and more.”
Two of NARIP’s Music Supervisor Sessions in London next week are SOLD OUT, more dates added:
- Feb 27 with Fitch – JUST ADDED;
- Feb 27 with Dierauer – JUST ADDED;
- Feb 28 with Dierauer – SOLD OUT;
- Fen 28 with Fitch – SOLD OUT.
“British music has always enthralled me,” says Fitch. “From Led Zeppelin and the Who to Dubstep, I always try to be aware of new music trends from the Mother Country before they become mainstream here in the States. I look forward to meeting people in London who can help me discover new sounds for my projects!”
“England has always been a musical goldmine,” says Dierauer. “The best bands hail from there, and I always keep my ear open to what’s going on across the pond. Current favorites include Metronomy, PJ Harvey, SBTRKT, Summer Camp, Still Corners and WU LYF.”
NARIP promotes education, career advancement and good will among record executives. Based in Los Angeles, NARIP has chapters in New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Phoenix, Houston, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and London, and reaches 100,000+ people in the music industries globally.
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