/MUSEWIRE – Music News / — The Smirnoff ICE Relaunch Tour 2023 continues this summer headlining a delicious duo of Smirnoff ICE and star-studded musical performances. As part of the concert lineup featuring both the chart-topping latest hits and nostalgic anthems, all proceeds from ticket sales for the newly announced tour dates will directly support nonprofit Women In Music: an organization committed to advancing equality, visibility and opportunities for women in the musical arts.
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MOTOWN, USA /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Famed Motown songwriter, recording artist and lone female member of legendary R&B sibling singing group, DeBarge, Bunny DeBarge has released her newly revised, tell all memoir, “The Kept Ones: DeBarge, The Fame Years.”
Lowell Chamber Orchestra in MA announces winners of its 2023 Call-for-Scores and Concerto Competition
LOWELL, Mass. /MUSEWIRE/ — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra congratulates composers Cory Brodack and Martin Max Schreiner for winning the orchestra’s 2023 Lowell Chamber Orchestra Call-for-Scores, and marimba player Wei-Hsing Nikki Huang, for winning the 2023 Lowell Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition.
One of the Top Guitarists of All Time, Ben Weinman, Has New Course with SOUNDFLY on How to Make a Living in Art Without Making Compromises
NEW YORK /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Online music learning platform Soundfly has released a brand new course with Ben Weinman, guitarist, songwriter, and founding member of The Dillinger Escape Plan, on the business of making art without compromising one’s values or integrity. The Business of Uncompromising Art is a course like no other, and musicians of all types can find it today in Soundly’s digital library of creative music courses
ARLINGTON, Mass. /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the United States premiere a composition written in 1781 by Marianna Martines, a student of Franz Joseph Haydn. Martines work is the overture to her oratorio “Isacco.” This edition by the Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director Orlando Cela aims to preserve as much as possible the intentions of the composer, and show the mastery of Martines.
Houston Music Educator and Composer Melvin Johnson Journeys to New Heights, Shares Family Wisdom in Debut Album: ‘Little Red Wagon’
HOUSTON, Texas /MUSEWIRE – New Music/ — On February 17, 2023, Houston, Texas pianist/composer Melvin Johnson will offer a gift to the world with his debut album, “Little Red Wagon,” overflowing with musical narratives on family love and the life lessons they provide. Johnson, who once thought of himself as only a live performer, found a unique hunger for recording and production during COVID lockdown.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire) — The newest online music education course from Soundfly, is: “The Pocket Queen: Moving at Your Own Tempo” as part of the platform’s digital subscription library. This course, led by drummer, producer Taylor Gordon, aka “The Pocket Queen,” (PQ) teaches modern rhythm and drumming concepts and music production, as well as strategies for finding one’s authentic creative self.
Composer Gabriele Vanoni and Lowell Chamber Orchestra announce new multimedia music performance contemplating immigration and history
LOWELL, Mass. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Nearly 40% of Americans can trace at least one ancestor to Ellis Island, and the Lowell Chamber Orchestra will present a work based on three actual stories of the famous islands that encompass the immigrant experience. Composer Gabriele Vanoni spent half year researching for his work “Island of Peoples,” a multimedia composition based around three true stories from Ellis Island that are just as relevant today as they were when they happened.
Golden State Pops Orchestra presents 2022 HOLIDAY POPS: timeless holiday film music, traditional favorites, and snow
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The Golden State Pops Orchestra rings in the holiday season with joyous music and high spirits on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 8 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California. Celebrate the holiday season with Maestro Steven Allen Fox, Resident Choir Maestra Marya Basaraba, and the Golden State Pops Orchestra and Chorale, with the “Holiday Pops Spectacular.”
Covenant Winery Summer Music Series 2022 in Berkeley, CA drinks district Includes funk band, Free Run
BERKELEY, Calif. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The Covenant Winery Summer Music Series, which kicked off on Memorial Day weekend in Berkeley at their Sixth Street winery, continues through July with four concerts, July 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2022. Showcased at the winery’s new outdoor tasting lounge, fans of wine and music can enjoy the vibe of the Berkeley Drinks District, while sipping a nice array of California and Israeli wines.
‘Make Music Day’ Updates Schedule for 40th Anniversary: 5,000+ Live, Free Outdoor Music-Making Events to be Held Nationwide
NEW YORK /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Make Music Day, the worldwide festival of music held annually on the summer solstice, has announced its updated schedule of unique, exciting and culturally diverse events for its 40th anniversary celebration and full in-person return on June 21, 2022. Encompassing more than 5,000 free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons and jam sessions nationwide, the daylong musical free-for-all will be staged in over 100 U.S. cities.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Online music school Soundfly has teamed up with dynamic producer Seth Haley, more popularly known as Com Truise, to release a new course on creating sci-fi-inspired electronic music. “Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk” is available today as part of Soundfly’s premium course subscription program, where students get unlimited access to a full library of creative music courses.
RICHARDSON, Texas /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Presented by the City of Richardson, The Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival will return as a live festival May 20-22, with tickets on sale today. Festival attendees will enjoy a variety of musical performances from both local legends and internationally renowned artists, a battle of the bands, a songwriters contest, a silent auction, culinary offerings from food vendors from throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, kids activities and more.
LOWELL, Mass. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra and Universal Edition have partnered to give composers an unusual opportunity to promote their works in print. The orchestra recently announced its second call-for-scores in order to stimulate the creation of new works for chamber orchestra.
Rhythm Music Producer Jerrilynn Patton, who performs as Jlin, releases new course on creativity with online music school Soundfly
BROOKLYN, N.Y., /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Music education platform Soundfly and experimental producer and composer Jlin have teamed up to launch an online course covering Jlin’s artistic process and approach to creating groundbreaking rhythmic music. Jerrilynn Patton, who performs as Jlin, came up through the Midwest’s footwork scene, and has evolved into one of the most innovative electronic producers working today.
OTTAWA, Ontario /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — GRANDO has announced release of the 2nd SINGLE titled “Time” from the forthcoming ALBUM “By Your Side.” The Single is available on all Streaming Services. Urgent and filled with authentic emotional depth, this single and forthcoming album “By Your Side” is sure to enthrall the earbuds of rock lovers worldwide.
NEW YORK /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The menacingly dramatic opening notes of OLIVOIX’s new EP “GODDESS” immediately give away front-woman Monica Olive’s extensive background on stage and screen. She is a charismatic performer, capable of turning a room pin-drop silent with a single line.
NEW ORLEANS /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Flyvito® a well-established producer based in New Orleans, just announced the registering of his trademark Flyvito. This comes after years of working on major projects with artists worldwide. In an effort to verify the brand Flyvito, the producer has decided to register his trademark, and business Flyvito LLC in New Orleans.
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Independent record label tHinc. Records is excited to announce the release of the latest album from The Hesh Inc., “Soul In Exile Redux.” The Hesh Inc. is a NJ/NY–based act led by singer-songwriter Heshy Rosenwasser (best known by his online moniker Hesh Meister), performing songs about exile, redemption, beach towns in the off season, and finding one’s place in the world. (MUSIC VIDEO)
TEMECULA, Calif. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — MuseWire has been selected by the panelists at Feedspot as one of the Top 60 Music Industry Blogs on the web. MuseWire (aka Music Industry Newswire) covers music makers, music gear, the music business and related topics. Edited and published by Christopher Simmons, a working tech journalist since 1984, and member ASCAP.
HMB Players Release First Album, ‘Daddy’s Margarita Rose’ – a mix of original work and popular cover songs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. /Music Industry Newswire/ — High Mountain Breezes recently announced the release of their first album, “Daddy’s Margarita Rose.” “Daddy’s Margarita Rose” is a compilation of new original High Mountain Breezes songs and a blend of traditional popular cover songs. Available on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube.
SKOKIE, Ill. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Music Theater Works shall present “Billy Elliot: The Musical” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie illinois from December 23, 2021 through January 2, 2022 as the final production of the 2021 Season. “Billy Elliot” is an inspirational story about the power of being true to yourself, the unity of family, and the coming together of a community backgrounded by the UK miners’ strike in 1984.
Musician and viral TikTok sensation Nick Serena and his band ASTRO INN, Perform Slithering, Sauntering Rock Music
HOUSTON, Texas /Music Industry Newswire/ — Nick Serena and his sister, Kaelynn, made a TikTok of Nick imitating Joe Goldberg, America’s “favorite serial-killing romantic” and the protagonist of Netflix’s hit show, “YOU,” as played by Penn Badgley. That TikTok video has already attracted over a million views and counting! Now he’s using his viral fame to promote his band, Astro Inn, and their new music video.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Music Industry Newswire/ — 2021 has been an impressive year for singer-songwriter Vandi Lynnae, who has continued to release a steady flow of singles, from heartfelt ballads to EDM remixes over the past twelve months. Her latest release, ‘Holiday Healing,’ is a Christmas album that was released December 24, 2021.
NEW YORK, N.Y. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Chuck D and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy, Coolio, Kid Frost and the Dogg Pound’s Kurupt are just a few of the hip hop pioneer veterans who responded when bass player / music producer Clint “Payback” Sands reached out to his friends, inviting them to sound the alarm and participate in the “Check Your Risk” awareness campaign, an initiative of Preventive Lifestyle Assistance Network (PLAN).
Singer-Songwriter Sue Larsen Releases Third Pop Single, ‘You Will Always Be There’ Which Pokes Fun at Not Accepting Relationship Ending
NORTH CASTLE, N.Y. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Bijoux Music Group LLC announced Sue Larsen’s next pop single, “You Will Always Be There” is being released today, under the Bijoux Music Group LLC label and produced by Sue Larsen. It can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora and all other streaming platforms. It is also available on Amazon and the iTunes Store for download as a mp3.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The Golden State Pops Orchestra announces their Return to the Stage with the “Holiday POPS Spectacular” on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 8pm in the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, CA. Celebrate the holiday season with Maestro Steven Allen Fox, Resident Choir Maestra Marya Basaraba, and the Golden State Pops Orchestra and Chorale with a festive performance of timeless holiday film music, traditional favorites, special guests, and snow!
DALLAS, Texas /Music Industry Newswire/ — DJ Expression, also known as Peter O Okeke, has vowed to make a difference and to add value to the music industry by pushing the AfroBeat genre. Nigerian-born, this musical artist has developed a unique style where he’s created a signature blend of mixes and sounds. Now, he’s excited to announce a new mixtape to drop this week – “Traffic Light” (AFROBEAT Vol. 14).
ATLANTA, Ga./ Music Industry Newswire/ — Singer/Songwriter Tony Hightower is taking up the mantle to be a bridge that ushers R&B audiences into Jazz – Real Jazz. With years of experience as a singer, drummer, and actor (easily recognizable from his work in Tyler Perry movies/TV/stage productions), Atlanta-native Hightower is still just getting started.
The Lowell Chamber Orchestra in Massachusetts awarded third place in The American Prize Competition for the Performing Arts
LOWELL, Mass. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra has been awarded third place in The American Prize Competition for the Performing Arts. The orchestra was recognized for their performances in its inaugural season, in a division that appraises professional orchestras around the United States.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. /Music Industry Newswire/ — On Saturday, September 19, 2021 the winners for the 14th Prayze Factor Awards were announced. MTS Management Group is proud that they, along with their client, See Your Shadow Songwriting, were selected among the winners. See Your Shadow, headed by Michael Coleman, was named Best Alternative Gospel Group for their single, “I Will Tell Jesus You Said Hello.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. /Music Industry Newswire/ — High Mountain Breezes today announce the release of their second pre-sale song “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” a track from their soon to be released record “Daddy’s Margarita Rose.” The track is now available on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, You-Tube and many other major streaming services.
FLINT, Mich. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Jonathan McKay, better known by his social influencer tag RoarJMcKay is a psychedelic multimedia content creator hailing from Flint, MI. Harnessing the influence of psychedelia, McKay has begun to apply concepts of geometric structure and interconnectedness visually in abstract ways. After surviving the disastrous “Flint Water Crisis” and fighting a brave battle with Cancer in his saliva glands, Jonathon had a new vision for life.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Jaiimoni Starr, who sung solo songs and performed praise dances at church, and began her career doing cover raps, launches her first professional rap single with “Stop and I Go.” She is 16. Allen Daugherty, Daugherty Entertainment, is managing the artist. Starr presented her first solo rap at East St. Louis Senior High School for a Black history program, and ever since her goal has been to express herself through music.
NEW YORK, N.Y. /Music Industry Newswire/ — RodthaGreat after recently signing a distribution deal with VIP Recordings, currently distributed by a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment, recently peaked the iTunes Hip-hop/Rap Song Charts at #57 with his release of “The Garden.”
Music Video: Pop Singer-Songwriter EM Scores Top 20 Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart Single with ‘Hear Your Love’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Music Industry Newswire/ — In an era starved for young Pop artists with something significant to share, singer/songwriter Em (Emily Wachspress) delivers with her music and her message in her latest album, “DEAR LIFE,” a ginger breeze of mood, truth, and soulful Pop. “This album represents a big chapter in my life of growth and empowerment,” says Em.
LONG BEACH, Calif. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Rap artist, Bre Maa, also known as “The Hood Celestial” or “T.H.C.” just announced the release of her debut EP – “Brightly Unveiling Majesty” (B.U.M.). With four tracks, this album is poised to quickly brighten the rap scene.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Push Global Entertainment is proud to have hosted “2021 Listening Party Las Vegas” a music performance competition in Las Vegas, Nevada that saw some of the brightest Rock, Hip-Hop and R&B rising stars compete for major label distribution and a marketing budget.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Instrumental hip-hop producer RJD2 has launched his first online course, made in partnership with music education platform Soundfly. This in-depth course guides students through RJD2’s unique approach to chopping and flipping records, and how he arranges samples into fully realized songs.
Lowell Chamber Orchestra Presents 7 living composers, 6 soloists, and an opera about a transgender woman for 2021 Season
LOWELL, Mass. /Music Industry Newswire/ — After successfully ending an entirely virtual second season, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra returns to live concerts with “A Season of Inclusion,” its third and most ambitious season to date. The season opens with another world premiere: Micah Roberts’ “Hypernovae,” a fantastic overture inspired by the cosmos.
LOWELL, Mass. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra is one of the finalists for The American Prize in the orchestral performance competition, professional divisions. While the competition is still ongoing, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra is being recognized for superb past performances during its three years of existence.
SKOKIE, Ill. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Music Theater Works will present “Mamma Mia!” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie Illinois from August 19 – 29, 2021 being the second production of the 2021 Season.
SoulFest, the Premier Christian Music Festival, Returns to New Hampshire Aug 2021, Celebrating Faith Through Music
GILFORD, N.H. /Music Industry Newswire/ — New Sound Concerts, Inc., a New England based promoter and festival producer, is hosting their 23rd annual Christian music festival, at the Best of NH award-winning Gunstock Mountain Resort. After canceling the 2020 festival due to the pandemic, thousands are ready to gather and celebrate through “Music, Love & Action.”
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Bunny Hull, Grammy Award winner and Founder and Executive Director of Dream a World Education, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that delivers virtual and in-classroom arts-based social-emotional learning to young children, will be inducted into the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame in a ceremony on June 25 at the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.
Pompano Beach Arts Music Series Summer 2021 in Florida Welcomes Jazz Vocalist Allan Harris and Leesa Richards
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is excited to welcome back live audiences to the Pompano Beach Cultural Center for the remaining concerts in the Pompano Beach Arts Music Series. July’s concert features jazz great Allan Harris and August showcases soulful songstress Leesa Richards.
BOSTON, Mass. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Disney’s beloved catalog of songs will be reimagined by the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) in ‘Disney PRIDE in Concert,’ a musical celebration of LGBTQ life, love, family, and perseverance, June 25-26, 2022 at Boston Symphony Hall.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /Music Industry Newswire/ — “Blue Dreams,” the latest release from Nipsey Hussle, by independent record label Juice Division Records, is arguably the best posthumous verse from the Nipsey Hussle vault yet. (MUSIC VIDEO)
‘Red Devil Compilation’ of Hip-hop and Pop Artists debuts at 25 on Billboard Compilation Album Chart
ORLANDO, Fla. /Music Industry Newswire/ — VIP Recordings’ “Red Devil” compilation debut at #25 on the Billboard Compilation Album Sales Chart features some of the best independent Hip-hop and Pop artists in the music industry. Hybrid styles of powerhouse independent Hip-hop artists and notorious Pop/R&B artists headline a powerful mixture of musical styles on this VIP Recordings compilation album.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra’s (LVSO) newly-conceived “EPIC” is an intense piece of music inspired by medieval battle scenes. It’s the first time in Las Vegas history that an orchestra has released a national album and this one has a unique movie/motion picture soundtrack that’s sure to excite movie producers from near and far.
Chicago Rock Band, Lucky Boys Confusion, Celebrated 20th Album Anniversary with Global Streaming Event
CHICAGO, Ill. /Music Industry Newswire/ — It’s been twenty years since Lucky Boys Confusion arrived on the global scene with their 2001 debut, “Throwing the Game.” During the TTG era, the hard-touring Chicago five-piece crisscrossed the U.S. innumerable times over, made their national television debut on the CBS Late Late Show, and even made a pit stop in Japan to play for their enthusiastic overseas fan base.