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Category: Music Makers
News, reviews, and interviews about music both great and small; along with artists, bands, and producers who make great music.
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.
DALLAS, Texas /Music Industry Newswire/ — After a 30-day call for entries, winners for the black album.mixtape. were announced during a virtual Block Party event. The black album. mixtape. is an initiative of Regina Taylor – the Golden Globe-winning actress, playwright, and activist – in partnership with Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Meadows School of the Arts.
BELLFLOWER, Calif. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Meet Musically Gifted Artist Romeo Dale Ross, the Next Great Talent of His Generation. Romeo Dale Ross is an R&B soul artist, born in Los Angeles, California. He has built a reputation for being musically gifted, free styling on the open mic circuit or just performing acappella for music-lovers in clubs and at various venues.
From the Clash of Race and Creed: Award-winning composer, Brian Field, releases musical tracks of hope and love
NEW YORK, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Olim Music is proud to announce the release of two tracks by award-winning composer Brian Field: “From the Clash of Race and Creed” for orchestra, and “Senex Puerum Portabat” for choir, both released worldwide on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Music and all digital platforms on April 26, 2021.
SKOKIE, Ill. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Music Theater Works presents “Legends Of The 50s And 60s: Greatest Hits” at North Shore Center For The Performing Arts (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from June 18, 2021 through June 27, 2021 as the first production of the 2021 season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Pop music artist, Ryan Hagan, is a voice that’s crashed into the music scene, and he’s quickly turning heads. His first two singles charted on the radio within one year and he’s just released his third, “Don’t Let Me Stop.” And, it’s looking like it won’t be his last.
NEW MUSIC: The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra releases ‘Bridge’ – first of 3 Unlikely Albums created during a Global Pandemic
SAVANNAH, Ga. /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — A global pandemic may have cancelled all of the shows, but nothing could cancel The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra’s creativity and desire to make music. With a newly unexpected empty calendar, The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra focused its attention on recording.
IN MEMORIAM: Texas Country singer Taylor Dee dies after car crash – Dee, 33, considered to be a superstar in the making
EULESS, Texas /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Taylor Dee, a beloved Texas country-western singer considered by peers to be skyrocketing toward stardom, died Sunday night (3-14-2021) after she was injured in a Euless car accident, the Texas Newsroom announced this week.
NEW YORK, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE – New Music/ — Olim Music is proud to announce that “STRING PLAY” by Brian Field, will be released worldwide on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Music and all digital platforms on April 15, 2021. The classical album highlights a diverse mix of contemporary works for strings ranging from solo violin, duos, quartets to works for string orchestra.
Esoteric Recordings announces Yes Legend Jon Anderson’s ‘Olias Of Sunhillow’ 2 Disc Remastered and Expanded Edition
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new expanded and remastered 2-disc edition of the classic debut solo album by YES vocalist JON ANDERSON, “Olias of Sunhillow.” Released in July 1976, the album was a conceptual work recounting the story of an alien race on a journey to find a new world following volcanic destruction on their home planet.
With ‘Good Girl Go’ Russian-born fashion model, entrepreneur and singer Ellen Alexander is changing perceptions through music
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Ellen Alexander, Russian-born fashion model, entrepreneur and singer, is releasing a new song “Good Girl Go.” What is special about Ellen is her training in the arts field. Ellen started her artistic education when she was five years old.
Rockaway Records is proud to present a rare Historical Artifact from THE BEATLES on The Ed Sullivan Show
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Music collectors take note. Fifty-seven years ago, on February 9, 1964, The Beatles made history with their first live American television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” It had one of the largest viewing audiences ever, changed the course of music and influenced generations to follow. Rockaway Records is proud to present a rare, one-of-a-kind artifact from that historic debut – a fully-signed piece of that stage’s backdrop.
L.A. Singer-songwriter Emma Negrete, Previews Debut EP with Release of New Single ‘Lost In Translation’
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Business Records LLC has announced that soulful-pop singer-songwriter and Des Moines native, Emma Negrete, teases her debut EP “Algorithms,” with the release of the first single, “Lost In Translation.”
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Gallospole and TARAC WIPPP (tey – rak – wip) have won distinguished awards at international film festivals throughout the year 2020. A music video for “chair conspiracy” propagated by the political satirist, Gallospole, has been recognized as the Best Trailer at the Direct Monthly Online Film Festival.
New Music: YUNG Citizen Champions Message of Inequality With Latest Song and Music Video, ‘Brown Butta’
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Citizen Music Group wants you to know and follow Christopher “YUNG Citizen” Williams, Charlotte (N.C.) native, and you will discover someone deeply passionate and committed to raising awareness to the injustices and social inequities that exist in society today.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — no1uno (pronounced “no one you know”) have released the Special Remastered EP Edition from their 2000 full-length CD, “no1uno2.” In celebration of its 20th anniversary, this EP edition features select tracks including their eclectic rock epic, “down – the dance,” described as a “dark moody atmosphere” with a “beautifully eerie vibe.”
New Music: Brian Field’s New Album for Choir and Orchestra Becomes Mystical Reflection of Life and Memory
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — RMN Classical is excited to announce that “CHORAL & ORCHESTRAL WORKS” by Brian Field, produced by Rick Romano and distributed by RMN Music, released worldwide on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Music and all digital platforms. The album, a collection of 12 works written by the composer in recent years, explores mysticism and includes instrumental works for ensemble, large orchestra and choral works.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — The Real J Israel announces a new EP release, “No Pressure,” that includes previously-released singles, “Damn Good Man,” “Freaky Tonight” and four other tunes that are sure to excite listeners. Israel’s model is to give people music that they can feel.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — “ELECTRIC” by Sergio Sorrentino, produced by Rick Romano and distributed by RMN Classical, was recently released on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, and all the platforms. The album includes performances of works by renowned composers of today’s contemporary scene such as Steve Reich, John King, John Cage and Joji Yuasa, and will also feature four world premieres.
Nigerian Talking Drum Master Sikiru Adepoju Hits with Vibrant Cover of ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Sikiru Adepoju, a two-time GRAMMY®-winning artist and celebrated Nigerian talking drum master, releases “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” the second single from “ỌPẸ,” the upcoming collaboration with the Riddim Doctors, on MansMark Records.