/MUSEWIRE — Music News/ — This week, Native Instruments (NI) announced their newest expansion: “NEO BOOGIE,” which, according to NI, “blends the essence of the original funk movement with shiny, space-age production. Guitar licks, energetic beats, and eclectic loops combine with vintage synths and retro-futurist sounds for free wheeling feel-good vibes.” NEO BOOGIE was created by Divided Souls.
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/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of its attractively-priced ABBEY ROAD ONE: SPARKLING WOODWINDS and ABBEY ROAD ONE: LEGENDARY LOW STRINGS siblings — smaller libraries captured in that same iconic studio, this time inspired by classic films and offering pre-orchestrated themes to focus on accomplishing certain performance elements.
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/ — Breaking Hits, an organized aggregator of an authentic opinion App, is ramping up to launch its pilot program. The first will focus on the Super Bowl and the second on Valentine’s Day. Both will ask, “Retire or fire?” and ask music and non-music related questions. It’s a new voice that music industry pros will want to hear.
Get Savvy with ABLETON LIVE: Innovative Online Music School Soundfly Launches Class-leading Ableton Live Course
/MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — As musicians around the world await the imminent release of Ableton Live’s latest version, Live 11, Brooklyn-based music education platform Soundfly today launches one of the first and most comprehensive online courses on making music with Ableton Live, exploring the cutting-edge features that will be available in the upcoming Live update.
Spitfire Audio drums up new DRUMLINE sound library, working with world champion The Blue Devils drum corps to create cinematic ingredients
/MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — British music tech company Spitfire Audio has announced availability of DRUMLINE — the eighth release in its ongoing ORIGINALS series of instant library tools. These are offered with the same outstanding recording quality as the ‘full-blown’ scoring professional libraries with which it has built its reputation.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — The non-profit Bob Moog Foundation announced this week that, “In order to create engagement in science and sound, spark curiosity, and stave off boredom for your youngsters, we’ve created At Home With Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool.” This series of short videos is inspired by the ten week comprehensive curriculum of Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, and designed to lead you and your children through short, fun, and easy experiments using materials commonly found at home.
John Bowen SOLARIS Synthesizer Keyboard OS 2.0 released with 4-part Multimode and Phase Distortion Oscillator
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — John Bowen Synth Design announced on Christmas Day a notable update to their class-leading virtual analog keyboard, the SOLARIS. New v2.0 Multimode OS for the Solaris features 4-part Multimode and a new Phase Mod/Phase Distortion Oscillator Type.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — UVI recently announced a major update to their virtual instrument library for all classic synth lovers, Synth Anthology 3. The all-new version delivers the pure and powerful sounds of 132 hardware synthesizers, gently processed to taste with the best hardware processors on the market. You’ll find everything from classic analogs like the Oberheim SEM and ARP 2600 to digital powerhouses like the Synclavier and FS1R.
/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.
Polyend pushes Tracker standalone workstation further with MIDI channel aftertouch and polyphonic aftertouch
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Polyend announced today that the company is proud to push the Tracker standalone workstation further forward with a welcomed functionality-boosting firmware update taking it up to v1.3.0 — also adding the timely introduction of onboard games into an otherwise musical mix, allowing users to take a breather from music-making and refill their creative juices, just in time for Christmas.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Heritage Audio has announced the BritStrip — “beautifully representing the culmination of 50 years of analogue design in a single-space 19-inch rack device that nails the sound of yesteryear’s iconic recordings for present-day demanding engineers.” It is a British-spec discrete Class-A console channel strip with the same diode bridge compressor found in the European pro audio manufacturer’s multi-award-nominated Successor stereo bus compressor.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — KV331 Audio has announced that, “After months of heavy work + internal testing + user testing from our Facebook users group and KVR Audio users, we are proud to announce the release of SynthMaster v2.9.9 (Rev 10287).” Registered users can download this update now inside SynthMaster by checking for updates.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Audified is proud to take experienced mastering/mixing engineer, musician, and programmer Martin Linda’s namesake Linda Audio under its wing with Linda RockStack — realizing a long-held dream of creating a virtual guitar amp sim suited to a wide range of rock and metal sub-genres as a chorus and delay effects-equipped three-channel amplifier and cabinet plug-in.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — FabFilter recently announced the introduction of Apple Silicon compatibility across its entire catalogue. Every effect and instrument in the range — from the Pro-Q 3 equalizer, Pro-L 2 true peak limiter, and Pro-C 2 compressor to the Pro-R reverb, Saturn 2 multiband distortion, Twin analogue synth, and beyond — now loads natively in macOS Big Sur running on Apple Silicon (or as a Universal Binary on Intel Macs), in VST2, VST3, and AU formats.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Boutique pedal company McGregor Pedals has launched its second pedal: The Crunch Plus overdrive. It follows on the heels of the McGregor’s debut pedal, the Crunch Transparent Overdrive, a single-channel, low-gain overdrive pedal for guitar and bass, released a year ago in December 2019.
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.
Spitfire Audio partners with Abbey Road Studios, showcasing film scoring sound of Studio One on namesake library
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC NEWS/ — Spitfire Audio today announced a partnership with world-famous Abbey Road Studios, showcasing the foundational film scoring sound of Studio One on ABBEY ROAD ONE: ORCHESTRAL FOUNDATIONS — carefully capturing a full, symphony-sized (90-plus-piece) orchestra inside the world’s largest purpose-built recording studio.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Man8Plant Records announced today the release of “Plague Baby,” a new video and single from Pete McCabe’s latest album, “Many Storyed.” McCabe is a folk and pop music artist, a troubadour and storyteller who is as topical and fresh today as the leading artists of the 60s were in their time.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ Who doesn’t like watching fluffy polar bears, monkeys in natural hot springs, and koalas? Custom couture made out of single use objects? The official music video for “Can You Hear Me” By Danielle Alura is very eye-catching and creates an amazing picture for Mother Earth; fluffy, fashionable and factual all at the same time.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Salathiel Records is saturating the market with two new dynamic releases by Billboard charting artist and worship leader Bill Moss Jr., “Testimony of Praise” and “Brand New Day.” Both new singles are available now on all digital music outlets.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — The International Forgiveness Institute (IFI) announced today that University of Wisconsin-Madison psychologist Robert Enright, Ph.D., has teamed up with acclaimed songwriter-performer Sam Ness to produce a “therapeutic music-discussion video” for adults who are struggling with the anguish created by the coronavirus lockdown.
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC NEWS/ — UVI releases World Suite 2, a significant update to their world music instrument collection, delivering 369 instruments, 10,000+ loops and phrases, vocals, and more, from every corner of the globe. Version 2 adds 48 new instruments, new Georgian vocals phrases (including male and female voices), and a brand new and exclusive Oriental String Ensemble.
Butch Vig Drums, with sounds produced by the rock legend, is the first in a run of collaborations with major artists for Native’s Play Series instruments
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC NEWS/ — Native Instruments today released Butch Vig Drums – a collaboration with renowned drummer and producer Butch Vig, best known as co-founding member of the alternative rock band Garbage and the producer of the seminal albums including Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” Smashing Pumpkins’ “Siamese Dream,” and Green Day’s “21st Century Breakdown.”
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC NEWS/ — Dieter Wiesner, Michael Jackson’s former manager and friend, had many voice recordings from the pop icon, and sought a way to share them with others. “Michael Jackson: The Real Story” (ISBN: 978-1732181397), co-authored by Wiesner and Jah and published by Kingdomedia, is the result of that desire.
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC NEWS/ — In response to President Trump’s increase in rhetoric against education, immigration, Black Lives Matter, Tik Tok and his defense of the Confederate flag and its monuments, Professor Hal Harper of Oakland, California, retired professor of English as a Second Language (ESL), has launched his own salvo in the culture war as he releases “In America – A New Musical” to the public.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — McGregor Pedals Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of their flagship product, the Crunch Transparent Overdrive Pedal for bass and guitar. Designer Garth Heslop went back to the drawing board to develop this single-channel, low-gain overdrive pedal.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — The California Bluegrass Association (CBA) Turn Your Radio OnLINE webcast series started May 23, 2020 and continues each Saturday through June 20. This new online music event is inspired by the CBA’s annual Father’s Day Festival, held in Grass Valley, California, since 1975.
New Music from Gabriele Ciampi ‘She Walks in Beauty’ – Musically Transforms Byron’s Poem into Message of Hope
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — With lyrics inspired by famed poet, Lord Byron, Gabriele Ciampi’s, “She Walks in Beauty” was composed and orchestrated by him to pay tribute to the heroes on the frontline of the current pandemic. This eloquent music video serves as a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel with the promise of a return to normal. The video and song will be released, worldwide, on May 15 by Universal Music Group.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Mateo Blanco, an accomplished musician and celebrated visual artist, is re-releasing his debut album “Mateo Blanco 724,” in honor of its 10th anniversary.
Acclaimed Indie Music Star Luanne Hunt delivers uplifting message in her Top 40 hit single, ‘WE RISE’
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Amid the Coronavirus lockdown, award-winning, critically acclaimed indie music star Luanne Hunt decided to use her free time to tap into her creativity and write the Top 40 Gospel/Inspirational hit “We Rise,” a song the Hollywood Digest calls an “anthem for our times.”
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC NEWS/ — The Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts Foundation will host a concert of Irish and Scottish music by the Kilted Spirit band, with bagpiper Mike McKee, on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3 p.m. at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, 210 Camp Lincoln Road, in Camp Verde
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC TECH/ — French music hardware and software creators Arturia are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, and hosting an exciting competition to promote their new direction as “Sound Explorers.” Arturia’s “Your Experience, Your Sound” tagline has now been updated to “The Sound Explorers,” marking the company’s new focus and new direction that has developed over the years.
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC NEWS/ — In support of his latest album, “COMMON MAN,” Long Island-based singer/songwriter Joe Iadanza will embark on his first tour of the southeastern United States in over ten years.
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC NEWS/ — Pop rock artist Zepet specializes in the sunny indie pop that dominated the airwaves in the early 2000’s. His latest single release, “Call Me When You Break Up,” is joyously melancholy and filled to the brim with memorable melodies.
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC NEWS/ — The Activities Council of Thomson proudly announces the lineup of musicians for the 27th Annual Blind Willie McTell Music Festival. This year’s date for the iconic day of great roots music is Saturday May 2, 2020, in Thomson, Georgia.
Thirty Days Later: 96-Year-Old Marine Releases Commemorative Song Honoring 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima
/MUSEWIRE – NEWS/ — Ninety-six-year-old marine, Gene Christie, recently released his CD containing a song to honor his fellow Marines in the 5th Division who won the Battle of Iwo Jima at great sacrifice. The bloodiest battle in Marine Corp history, the Battle of Iwo Jima began over 75 years ago on February 19, 1945.
/MUSEWIRE – NEWS/ — JH ARTS CORP. announces that Dr. Bong-A Jung, 1st prize winner at the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Competition and recipient of the Olga Gagliardi Getto Award, is making her Carnegie Hall debut as a solo recitalist on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 8 p.m. The grand pianist has appeared previously at Carnegie Hall but as a chamber musician.
/MUSEWIRE – NEWS/ — 3 cords & a hook studios announces “Youthful Faces,” bringing together some of NYC’s best dancers, including: Matt Wiercinski (Broadway: “Anastasia” – Ensemble/Prince Siegfried) and Kathryn Zimmer (Broadway: “Matilda The Musical”), to encourage and become a catalyst for our younger generation to speak up and speak out to illuminate the future they want to see.
/MUSEWIRE – NEWS/ — In anticipation of their upcoming 2020 EP release, California Villain announced they will release their first single “A Little After Midnight” on October 31. This is an absolute fun rocking tune, with true California style.
/MUSEWIRE – NEWS/ — Producers Steve Barnett, Gabriel Vasquez, and Alan Powell, and Executive Producer Corby Pons, announce the start of principal photography on the inspiring original musical “A WEEK AWAY” scheduled for nationwide theatrical release in 2020.
New Record Label, INDIE CHAMELEON, Built by Artists for Artists to Protect Independent Music, Releases Music Video ‘Freedom’
MUSEWIRE – NEWS: INDIE CHAMELEON, a new innovative record label that puts the artist at the core of everything they do, has released their first fully produced single and music video combination with the song available October 25 and the music video released today.