The non-profit Bob Moog Foundation in North Carolina today announced a new charity fund-raising raffle for a rare white Moog Liberation Synthesizer “keytar.” The raffle will run from March 16 through April 20, 2015, and tickets are $20 each. According to the foundation’s announcement today, “The Moog Liberation is distinctive in its form and function […]
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REVIEW of Matrix 12V: When Arturia recently announced and then released their latest V-Collection 4 of virtual instruments, and announced one of the new products would be a recreation of the venerable Oberheim Matrix-12, I was both overjoyed and impressed they had actually tackled this beast.
NEWS: When teenager (now 18) Autumn Sky Wolfe was diagnosed with autism, the last thing on her mind was a singing career. Yet she now has an EP on iTunes, has been nominated by New Music Weekly magazine as “Best New Adult Contemporary Artist,” as well as “Crossover Artist of the Year,” and she’s working with talent agency Starmaker Machinery in Los Angeles.
NEWS: Native Instruments today introduced NEON DRIVE – a new MASCHINE Expansion providing a “collection of tailored 80s-inspired sounds for producers working in contemporary pop, electronic, and R&B styles,” according to the company.
NEWS: Arturia today announced availability of its new KeyLab 88 — its top-of-the-range, professional-grade, 88-note hammer-action hybrid MIDI keyboard controller that comes complete with Arturia’s acclaimed Analog Lab software synthesizer solution and more besides — as of February 24, 2015.
NEWS: Quietly over the last decade, Nova Scotia native Chris Noxx has been building his resume. As a producer, composer and arranger he started making trips to and from his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Music hub Los Angeles, California.
TIPP CITY, Ohio, — With a shared goal of lifting up the works of today’s musicians and singer-songwriters, Trebius Promotions announces their new membership with the Americana Music Association.
At NAMM 2015, Music Computing updates world’s most powerful keyboard production station, offers touchscreens with MacOS X multi-touch
Music Computing today announced updates for its “world’s most powerful keyboard production station” and now offers touchscreens with MacOS X multi-touch gestures. Expanding on its goal to great super-instruments by incorporating the best products available into its core platform, Music Computing is releasing the following the following new products: STUDIO BLADE: The StudioBLADE 5 is […]
At NAMM 2015 in Anaheim: U.K.-based specialist British loudspeaker drive unit and complete sound reproduction system manufacturer ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) today announced the launch of its SCM45A Pro — an all-new high-performance, three-way compact active loudspeaker. The SCM45A Pro is a completely new design, yet shares many features with its smaller sibling, the highly-successful […]
NEWS: The Pit Stop Players, a fourteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will present ‘Bolling Night,’ an evening of music by the legendary Claude Bolling, plus pieces by other composers who combine jazz and classical idioms. The event will take place Monday, February 9, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York City.
REVIEW: On Christmas eve, like many folk not out caroling or imbibing drinks of alcohol and nogs, I chose to watch “The Interview,” which brought Sony Pictures to its knees thanks to hackers allegedly tied to North Korea (and denied by same), and has been cheeky fodder for pundits and twitterers for the past couple of weeks.
NEWS: iMobie Inc., an innovative Apple related software developer, today announced the updates of its widely-praised products PhoneTrans and PodTrans; the world-first free iPhone content and iPod music management software on Mac and Windows computers, which also break the rule of no way to transfer iPhone, iPod music back to computer.
Korg USA today announced they will be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Dean Markley’s exceptional line of guitar strings, pickups, picks and polishing accessories. Dean Markey joins Korg’s family of elite brands and this partnership is in line with Korg’s strategic plan to provide dealers with a full spectrum of quality products at various price […]
Eiosis this week announced the release of their brand new EQ plug-in, AirEQ, which they describe in usual marketing banter as “AirEQ, Beyond Analog.” While a lofty claim, designer Fabrice Gabriel (and company CEO) claims to have done his homework in meeting the need of music producers who need a little bit more “air” than […]
North Carolina Teen Musician Launches Mirabella’s Miracle 501(c)3 to Support Families of Children in the NICU
Mirabella’s Miracle announces the launch of the charity by Max Petruzzi, 15 years old of Charlotte, N.C. Even at his young age, Max Petruzzi has led a very impactful and productive life. He is ranked in the top ten students of his class of over 300 students, a devoted rower and lacrosse player and just a fortunate kid who has a bunch of great friends at a great school, living in a great town.
Mamiboys, an International performing indie band on the M-Boyz Recordz label, has recorded a new single, which by all intent is a jab on Taylor Swift’s music career and personal love life. Although the indie band does not explicitly mention Taylor Swift by name, there are insinuations in the Mamiboys’ ‘Not Another Breakup Sh*t’ that cannot be ignored, according to the band.
Valiant Horizon this week announced that KlangKellerZeit is a new artist on the label roster. With a DJ background in addition to his producer role, he brings more excitement to the Valiant Horizon family with a deep house and dark techno sound that helps the label continue pioneering unique trends in the electronica space.
Humpty Dumpty Sat on the Wall, Almost – Digital Underground Releases ‘Berlin Wall’ Footage from New Documentary
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 14, 2014 (MuseWire) — Not many music acts have a 25th anniversary that coincides with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Digital Underground has released a snippet from their upcoming documentary ‘D.U. Days: Adventures in Digital Underground the Apprenticeship of Tupac Shakur,’ which details original founder and D.U. member, Chopmaster J’s encounter in Berlin.
At 15th Anniversary Keynote, Arturia President Frédéric Brun announces company will roll out new line of innovative audio interfaces in 2015
According to a news announcement today, Arturia President Frédéric Brun bowled over an audience of invited industry insiders and VIP guests when making the astounding announcement during his captivating keynote speech at the Museum of Grenoble as part of the company’s 15th anniversary celebrations on October 3, 2014. Here he touched upon several problems pertaining […]
Vox, whose AC30 amp was instrumental in the British invasion, introduces the MINI5 Rhythm, a new portable modeling amp with built-in rhythm patterns. Now available in ivory, the MINI5 Rhythm IV is a portable, light-weight, battery powered amp with built-in rhythm functionality. It has been accepted as an industry standard in mini amps. Specifications Amp […]
KORG USA introduces the new KRONOS, the most powerful version of its flagship keyboard Music Workstation to date; it was announced by James Sajeva, Brand Manager for Korg products at KORG USA. “The new Kronos features the unrivaled 9-engine structure from previous versions, with numerous improvements to both sound capability and overall functionality. Truly, this […]
KORG USA Introduces the volca sample, the next entry in the company’s acclaimed series of volca products. “volca sample starts with the fun and easy-to-use workflow and layout of the original true-analog trio of volca products, and shifts to internal and user-importable samples for music creation,” says James Sajeva, Brand Manager for Korg products. “volca […]
KORG’s popular LP-380 digital piano with its refined sound and weighted keys, is now joined by a 73 key model, it was announced today. The new model is even more compact, occupying 22 cm less horizontally than the 88 key model, and has the same 73 key range as classic electric pianos. With the same […]
KORG USA, a leading global manufacturer of electronic musical equipment and accessories and a forerunner in mobile musical apps, announces the Module for iPad, a high quality mobile sound module that offers a new style of performance and production. Ideal for performance and music production and integrating iOS technology, the KORG Module is a high-quality […]
Music software and hardware company Arturia today announced the appointment of former Focusrite-Novation Director, U.S. Sales Ralph Goldheim to the newly-created position of President, U.S. Operations as part of its ongoing expansion strategy as of November 12, 2014. In recent years Arturia has experienced unprecedented growth, rising through the company ranks to become a seriously […]
HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 5, 2014 (MuseWire) — Pop Artist Mic Tunez (pronounced Mike Tunes) announces the debut of his first acoustic album, released on September 21, 2014. The ‘Simplified’ project was recorded in the world-class Wire Road Studios where other renowned music artists record such as Grammy Award Winner Beyonce’, India Arie and Wiz Khalifa.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 (MuseWire) — ‘SuperFly – My Untold Story of Hip-Hop’ (ISBN: 978-0991356010), authored by Gloria Goldwater, pulls back the curtain on how the popular hip-hop magazine, SuperFly, that launched in the early 90s, came to be and why it ultimately folded.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 (MuseWire) — Larkin McLean got her start sitting in at jazz clubs, taking piano lessons from Sarah Vaughan’s accompanist George Gaffney, and studying Flamenco dance. You can hear it woven eloquently throughout her new record, ‘Ladybug.’ A follow-up to the well-received ‘If You’re a Wild Girl, Say Aye,’ McLean first hit the scene with her self-titled album.
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 12, 2014 (MuseWire) — The National Inclusion Project and Co-founders Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel are proud to announce the Magic of a Smile Champions Gala to be held September 20 in Raleigh, N.C. celebrating Champions of Inclusion and ensuring that no child sits on the sidelines.
Fifth Annual Magdelena Bash Arizona Wine Harvest and Music Festival Scheduled for August 23 at Kief-Joshua Vineyards
TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 1, 2014 (MuseWire) — In celebration of this year’s harvest, Kief-Joshua Vineyards will host the Magdelena Bash Harvest festival on August 23, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NEW YORK, N.Y., July 30, 2014 (MuseWire) — Easeusapp, the pioneer provider of mobile app and games announced that the new YouTube music videos browse and play iOS app-PhonTunes for iOS now is available worldwide. PhonTunes for iOS aims to deliver high quality YouTube Music videos streams to music fans, thus can bring new way of enjoying music videos.
Valiant Horizon Announces Remixes of ‘Ready’ Single by American EDM Artist Terry Sartor Produced by German Electronic Musician Jerome Klark
ATLANTA, Ga., July 29, 2014 (MuseWire) — Valiant Horizon is pleased to announce the new remixes of ‘Ready’ by Valiant Artist Terry Sartor (Atlanta, USA). The track was produced by up-and-coming German electronic musician Jerome Klark (Jena, Germany) of the dance music unit M.I.T. ‘Ready’ showcases Sartor’s vocals and ideas front and center powered by Klark’s suave production work. Working together on the single, the two combined their synergies and unique talents to produce an exciting EDM anthem.
DENVER, Colo., July 29, 2014 (MuseWire) — Colorado based record label, Luxuryville, is set to kick off the fall surf season with their newest record, Dubtronica, Vol. I, a fresh look at electronic dub music.
Waldorf’s new small footprint string synthesizer, which was previewed at the Musicmesse 2014 in Germany, is now available and shipping to music instrument retailers. According to Waldorf, “the Streichfett String Synthesizer is successfully bringing back to life the extinct string synthesizer sounds of yesteryear with a modern-day musical twist.” From the news announcement: Back in […]
Easeusapp Launches PhonTunes for Android to Increase User Acquisition of Free Music Discovery and Collection
NEW YORK, N.Y., July 24, 2014 (MuseWire) — Easeusapp, the pioneer provider of mobile app and games, officially announced today the release of PhonTunes for Android, the free music browser and player that enables users to search and download free music across the recommended music sites and the Internet. Not only that, this iconic music app redefines users’ preference of local playlist management, giving users ability to easily batch download songs and organize them in customized local folders in a matter of minutes.
CHICAGO, Ill., July 22, 2014 (MuseWire) — Chicago’s Northwest neighborhood, Jefferson Park, plays host to its ever-popular three-day Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. The festival boasts two stages for entertainment, The Main Stage and The Summer Arts Stage offering something wonderful for everyone to see, hear and enjoy.
Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Announces Musical Lineup: Headliners include The Bad Examples, Shape Shifter and Brushville
CHICAGO, Ill., July 3, 2014 (MuseWire) — Chicago’s Northwest neighborhood, Jefferson Park, plays host to its ever-popular three-day Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. The festival takes place on the grounds of Chicago’s Jefferson Memorial Park. Jeff Fest is presented by 45th Ward Alderman Arena, Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Jefferson Park Advisory Council and the Chicago Park District.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 1, 2014 (MuseWire) — When the John Dellroy Band cranks it up on stage, audiences are treated to a melodic onslaught. ‘We rock, but with folk and electronic influences, and the melodies are designed to let you hum along immediately and even sing with us after you hear the hook just a couple of times,’ states lead vocalist John Dellroy.
Users Get Easier Access to Music Download and Management with KiwiG PhonTunes 4.0 – Newly Upgraded for Windows Users
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., June 30, 2014 (MuseWire) — KiwiGeeker, the pioneer developer of the popular multi-device music transfer and download solution, announces a major upgrade on its totally free music download and transfer software: PhonTunes 4.0. Now it can help users download a single song from a supported web page as well as improve the user experience in any download and management process.
Valiant Horizon Announces Release of The ‘Now’ Single from German EDM Production Unit M.I.T. Featuring U.S.-Based DJ-Producer-Vocalist Terry Sartor
ATLANTA, Ga., June 24, 2014 (MuseWire) — Valiant Horizon is excited to announce the release of ‘Now’ by German production duo M.I.T. (Men In Tuxedos) featuring U.S.-based DJ/producer/vocalist Terry Sartor. ‘Now’ is a striking club banger that is designed to please big room dance floors and EDM fans alike with its impressive electro-house sound from German EDM duo M.I.T. and get-the-party-started/fix-your-life-up lyrics delivered by Terry Sartor.
PLANT CITY, Fla., June 24, 2014 (MuseWire) — Taking a passionate hobby to the next level is a real challenge that many fail, but businessman and songwriter Ed Verner is making headway, today announcing his 34th song release, ‘Angel of Mercy.’
Valiant Horizon Music Label Announces a New Single from American EDM Artist Terry Sartor Produced by German DJ and Electronic Musician Jerome Klark
ATLANTA, Ga., June 19, 2014 (MuseWire) — Valiant Horizon announces the forthcoming single from Valiant Artist Terry Sartor entitled ‘Ready’ – which was produced by up-and-coming German electronic musician Jerome Klark of the dance music unit M.I.T. The song is the first time that Sartor and Klark have worked together. ‘Ready’ is a striking EDM track obviously influenced by the dubstep genre.
The British Are Coming! UK’s Unsung Lilly Takes Over The Mint in Los Angeles for Better Vision for Children Charity Fundraiser
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 19, 2014 (MuseWire) — The British are coming! The British are coming! There will be a British invasion at The Mint, Los Angeles’ legendary cultural enclave for live music, on Saturday, July 19 when Global Journey Media presents popular UK artists, the singing duo, Unsung Lilly, in a benefit concert performance for Better Vision For Children (BVC).
Atlanta Based Valiant Horizon Announces German Producer Marian as the Latest Artist to Join its Label Roster
ATLANTA, Ga., June 18, 2014 (MuseWire) — Valiant Horizon is excited to announce Marian as the latest musician to join its artist roster. With a number EDM recordings already produced, Marian is set to take off in today’s quickly expanding electronica and dance music world. Inspired by multiple musical genres, his music fits nicely in a number of spaces including progressive house and minimal techno.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 17, 2014 (MuseWire) — Loren Weisman, a music industry consultant, and self-proclaimed ‘branding fool,’ is the author of ‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’ (ISBN: 978-1608325788). On June 28, he begins the ‘Proof of Concept Tour,’ a two-month, 40-city book and speaking tour. It will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Third Street Promenade Barnes and Noble in Santa Monica, Calif. at 1201 3rd Street. Special guests will include multi Grammy(R) Award Winning Producer/Engineer, Val Garay.
KiwiGeeker Upgrades PhonTunes 3.0 with Music Navigation and Download, to realize the entire process of music discovery, download and management
NEW YORK, N.Y., June 4, 2014 (MuseWire) — KiwiGeeker, the pioneer developer of the popular multi-device music transfer and download application, recently issued a major upgrade on its totally free music download and transfer software: PhonTunes 3.0, featuring full support for music navigation as well as music download. This popular music tool has previously only been available for music transfer and play function.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 2, 2014 (MuseWire) — The Los Angeles Music Network is pleased to announce the winning artists of Round #1 of its Rock / Pop and Urban / R&B / Hip Hop music contests: Sad Robot and Hewan, respectively.
Win a Free Private Wine Tasting and Overnight Stay at the Kief-Joshua Vineyards Summer Concert Series
TUCSON, Ariz., May 20, 2014 (MuseWire) — Kief-Joshua Vineyards asks: With Arizona’s temperatures rocking a sweltering 100 plus degrees in the valleys, why not visit the state’s Southern Wine Growing Region and jam out to a cool 85 degrees?
The 2014 Midwest Urban Fashion Summit Celebrates the Creative Excellence of Urban, Hip Hop, and Ethnically Centric Fashion Designers
CHICAGO, Ill., May 19, 2014 (MuseWire) — The biggest urban entertainment event to hit the Midwest in years. Lights, camera, runway, action! AJ-ONIC Dynasty presents: The 2014 Midwest Urban Fashion Summit, which will be held June 27, 28 and 29, 2014 at The Holiday Inn Convention Center in Gurnee, Ill.
LONDON, England, May 12, 2014 (MuseWire) — Like a simmering plate of succulent seafood paella, Spain native Grace Rodson is serving a mouth watering concoction of Latin flavors with her debut release ‘Samba in My Bones’ from Global Media Group and JFM Records. Skillfully stirring the flavors of flamenco, Latin, funk, Celtic and yes, samba in her delectable pot seasoned with a pop music base, Rodson sizzles as an engaging new international artist with an enchanting look and sound.