As of June 2013, Both albums will be available on itunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.
In this day and age to progress, and to achieve success as a musician, means to experiment and make music that anyone and everyone can enjoy. Stephan Cohen, artist name STEPHAN, truly embodies the modern day artist. His material transcends any preconceived genre restrictions .The ability to dissect genres and infuse sounds, rhythms, lyrics, and melodies from a plethora of musical styles in order to accomplish one single product that can be loved and received by the masses is what separates an average artist, from a superstar; based on what we have heard from STEPHAN, no one does it better than this young up and comer.
Hailing from sunny Miami Beach, one of the true melting pots of the world, STEPHAN allows his French and Colombian roots to shine through while delivering Hip Hop lyrics reminiscent of classic east coast Hip Hop. His strong ties to the ocean and Surfing are absorbed by the sounds and lyrics in his music, making for a truly unique listening experience. Over the past year STEPHAN has been hard at work, putting out four mix tapes and releasing his first official music video entitled “Surf Rap Life”. His intense productivity and commitment to his music is paying off; the first video received over 100k views in the first month alone. STEPHAN has been earning serious praise from both industry professionals and music fans alike, and his new single “PARADISE” is heralded to be one of the more influential new singles from the world of independent Hip Hop. Young, Fun, and Handsome, expect to see big things STEPHAN, who has plans to release an EP, an album, and tour nationally by the end of 2014.
Independent of a label, Bloom launched a Kickstarter.com project last Wednesday, with the goal of raising enough money to produce their second full-length album. Surprisingly, within just 32 and 1/2 hours, the project was 100% funded by the popular crowd-sourcing website that continues to redefine how creative projects get launched into the world.
“The response was overwhelming!” said band founder, Joshua Voiles. “We knew we had fans – but with this sort of support it really threw us into ‘scramble mode’ to come-up with stretch goals that allow us to expand on our vision of increasing world awesome – including going on our first tour!”
But this isn’t the first time Bloom has experienced such surprising support. In 2010, when they launched their debut album, Photosynthesis, they were shocked when hundreds of copies of the album were sold within just a few days – with zero support from any record labels and with no advertising whatsoever.
On the heels of this flurry of album sales, they were offered to have their music featured in the wildly popular video game franchise, Rock Band, as one of the very first songs on the Rock Band 3 video game network to feature PRO keys.
As Bloom launched more music and videos into the world, they started getting attention from mini and mega-celebrities alike. The guitarist, Joshua Voiles, got one of his videos watched, shared, and commented on by the top-grossing actor, Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan), as well as Jim Sturgess (21, Cloud Atlas).
Bloom has also had music videos shared by the musician and YouTube celebrity Alex Day, and the online video entrepreneur Hank Green. All of this attention has resulted in Bloom beginning to achieve that which they initially set out to do – make this world brighter and better.
“We have all gotten countless messages and letters from fans expressing the deep impact Bloom has made in their lives” mentioned Jeremy Finlay, singer and pianist for the group. “In fact, in several cases, the fans have claimed that Bloom had quite literally saved their lives – relieving them from the tempting grasp of suicide” added Wally Allred (bassist).
“That’s really why we do what we do. We seek to create music that truly moves people, and inspires them to learn, grow, and to be their very best selves. It’s a lofty, if not romantic endeavor, but it’s what keeps us up at night and keeps us working hard in a dying industry that doesn’t readily reward substance and heart,” concluded Mari Voiles, drummer for the young band.
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In Tine EP was produced by Casey K. and multi-Grammy nominated producer/engineer Csaba Petocz (Michael Jackson, Stevie Nicks, and Elton John). The project was recorded in late 2012 at East West Studios and Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA. The songs were written and sung by Casey K. and reflect her musical versatility. An A-list group of players came together to round out Casey K.’s initial production of these tracks and bring the project to life in the studio. Blake Mills, Lyle Workman, and Casey K. on Guitars, Matt Chamberlain on Drums and Percussion, Travis Carlton on Bass, and Jeff Babko on Piano, Keyboards, and Trombone. Additionally a stellar group of Horn players led and arranged by Babko are featured on some of the songs.
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On September 28th, the International Music Software Trade Association and SAE Institute New York will partner once again to host IMSTA FESTA, a celebration of music technology in the heart of New York City. Now in its 4th year, IMSTA FESTA brings a collection of the top music technology companies together in an environment where they can interact with music makers face-to-face. Anyone who makes music will benefit from this event.
IMSTA FESTA is infamous for packing heavyweight industry professionals under one roof. Furthermore, the Shocklee Innertainment Panel Series brings together an array of industry experts to discuss the state of the music business, technology and much more.
IMSTA FESTA is a FREE event open to anyone interested in the art of music making; professional and semi- professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, and audio engineers, as well as music students and educators will benefit from attending this event.
All visitors must register on-line at: www.imsta.org.
Network with New York’s heavy hitters in the music community.
Get hands-on with the latest music production products in the market.
Learn tips & tricks from knowledgeable product specialists.
Gain unique insight into the music industry by attending the Shocklee Innertainment Panel Series.
Win prizes in our hourly raffles
Receive a free gift just for visiting our exhibiting companies.
Exhibitors and Sponsors: Ableton, Air, Akai, Alesis, Arturia, ASCAP, Cakewalk, Celemony, D16, Electronic Musician Magazine, FXpansion, Guitar Center, IK Multimedia, Image Line, IndigiSounds, inMusic, Keyboard Magazine, M- Audio, McDSP, Native Instruments, Pianoteq, Playground Sessions, PreSonus, Propellerhead, Rob Papen, SAE Institute, SONiVOX, SSL, Sonnox, Steinberg, Sugar Bytes, Vocaloid Megpoid, Wave Arts, WaveDNA
Saturday September 28, 2013 | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
FREE Breakfast between 10:30 AM and 11:30
218 West 18th Street – 4th floor
New York, NY 10011
FREE with Registration. Please visit: www.imsta.org.
About IMSTA: The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) is a nonprofit association that represents the interests of the music software industry. The primary goal is to change end-user behavior in order to reduce the demand for pirated music software. IMSTA pursues this goal through education and not litigation
Boston, MA Independent recording artist Matthew Neves releases his second studio album entitled, ìYou and Meî on August 21, 2013. The predominantly pop rock album, which features 14 original songs, was recorded and produced in its entirety by the artist himself at his private recording studio.
ìYou and Meî may be one of the best Indie pop-rock albums ever released. In classic Matthew Neves style, ìYou and Meî delivers the same great vocals, ingenious melodies, inspiring lyrics, and remarkable musicianship we first fell in love with on his debut album, ìEverybody Dreams.î Every song on ìYou and Meî could be released as a single and there are no fillers.
The music has no boundaries and is a culmination of many musical styles ranging from The Beatles to Van Halen. Song lyrics are deep, thought provoking and inspirational. Matthew kicks off ìYou and Meî staying true to his Beatles roots with the contagious ìImpossible,î a mid-tempo song about a stubborn and self-righteous girl. Next is the mellow ìLong Way Home,î which emphasizes lifeís spiritual journey.
The third cut, ìEyes of an Angel,î is a touching soft rock ballad conveying an uplifting message of living in the present. ìRobberyî continues the ballad-esque vibe, with a dreamy-like cadence, taking us through the turmoil of unrealized dreams. Then, the upbeat sing-a-long, ìSquare One,î reflects on an incompatible relationship.
Even more infectiously melodic, ìDays of Summerî will have you reciting a ìlive life to the fullestî anthem. We then transition into the down-tempo track, ìGonna Miss You,î a poignant dedication that inspires hope for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one. Following is the enticing ìSweet Candy Kisses,î whose playful yet taunting repetition manifests the danger of falling in love too soon. Track 9, ìSearching for Heaven,î envelops the blues, both melodically and lyrically.
ìMisery Loves Companyî changes pace, conjoining a feel-good beat with catchy lyrics and hooks. Next, the rock track, ìToday Is the Day,î revs your engines ñ get ready to party like a rock star. The beautiful ballad, ìSomething Special for Youî follows, imparting Godís special plan for everyone. The album then closes with the mid-tempo ìMy Dear Anna,î a song about a long distance relationship. The artist is planning to release a series of music videos in 2013, and will be touring in 2014 to promote the album.
Helldorado is a fantastic live band and their gigs are legendary. Combine their abilities as a live band with their natural coolness and a bunch of rocking tunes that other bands would kill for, and you have a success in the making. So get into your 65 Chevy, a few bottles of Whiskey, grab some good looking, mini-skirts wearing girls and drive through the night, waiting for what will happen.
The new album is vintage Helldorado: It oozes of sorrow, sin, sex and pain. The band evokes the burning sensation of the sun on your neck, with sand grinding between your teeth, lips thirsty for the double whiskey, churning your otherwise empty stomach with the smell of bacon, beans, gunpowder, leather & sweat drifting pass like a tumbleweed, as a shaky finger fondles the trigger of a Colt 45 under the silhouetted vultures circling the clear blue desert sky.
They draw on a strong tradition of combining blues, country, rock and hardboiled crime. Murder, prison, crime, confession, remorse and punishment runs like a dark stream from the music of Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave and Stan Ridgeway among others. Helldorado brings this tradition into the new century by giving you the music, colours, smells and atmosphere usually connected with the image of southern USA and Mexico.
As on their previous albums Helldorado presents cinematic music inspired by Morricone and Tarrantino, epic and dramatic murder ballads, Americana, and Rock Noir with a flare for B-movies ala Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill! Horn sections are added like habanero peppers to an open wound. Under the open sky, and across hot desert landscapes, the faithless characters of Helldorado’s world burn holes in our ?