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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Deepwater Rising ; Make a Clean Start- Acoustic about BP Oil Spill

Deepwater Rising ; Make a Clean Start- Acoustic about BP Oil Spill
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Deepwater Rising; Original Acoustic by Taylor Van Zant about the BP Gulf Coast Oil Spill and cry out to nations to make a clean start ... and save the oceans

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Deepwater Rising; Original Acoustic by Taylor Van Zant about the Gulf Coast Oil Spill and cry out to nations to make a clean start ...

Deepwater Rising; Original Acoustic by Taylor Van Zant about the Gulf Coast Oil Spill and cry out to nations to make a clean start ...

Lyrics:

We can all walk on water

If the Oil gets too thick

Ain't the work of heavens

Its just an oil slick

As the water runs darker

The ocean cries out

It sends back our Karma

What's this all about?Chorus

- Deepwater keeps rising

WIth a black broken heart

Calling out to Nations

To make a clean start

repeat chorus

Copyright June 2010

full lyrics on youtube.com

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

First Live Streamed Concert to Cell Phone Platform; Pay Per View Event Combines Music, Technology and Social Media with Hip Hop Star Soulja Boy

First Live Streamed Concert to Cell Phone Platform; Pay Per View Event Combines Music, Technology and Social Media with Hip Hop Star Soulja Boy

 Presented by SwaggMedia.com, StreamWeaver and Mathew Gavin


Soulja Boy Red Carpet Birthday Bash and Performance Streamed Live
July 28th, Win Tickets with Radio One

(Los Angeles, CA) – Swaggmedia.com teams up with Hip Hop Super Star and Twitter phenomenon, Soulja Boy to celebrate his birthday with a red carpet bash, exclusive performance and pay per view event. The event takes place July 28th in Hollywood, California and those not on the private invite list, have an additional opportunity to be involved. Swaggmedia.com and Mathew Gavin present a pay per view live stream for only $2.99 when you log on to SwaggMedia.com.


The internet music marketing boom has been growing exponentially for two main reasons, one of which stems in artists themselves being more involved in their own marketing efforts and secondly the growth of social media outlets including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and music blogs like (World Star Hip Hop, Southern Hospitality, Bossip etc.) On the forefront of this trend is SwaggMedia whose platform is about connecting listeners to unique content with premium technology. Craig Nobles, Swaggmedia.com’s founder commented, “The future of music is a combination of technology teamed up with the artist to provide immediate and continuous content. Swaggmedia.com provides just that, an opportunity to reach millions of viewers with their music, products and interviews from the comfort of their home or the convenience of their cell phone.”



The Birthday Bash will include celebrities, VIP guests and a combination of Soulja Boy’s current hits and a preview of his upcoming album. Soulja Boy has over two million twitter fans and followers.


For more information log on to SwaggMedia.com.

NEW YORK STATE AND CITY OF NEW YORK TO HONOR NYC LATIN MUSIC LEGEND AND KING IN CEREMONY

NEW YORK STATE AND CITY OF NEW YORK TO HONOR NYC LATIN MUSIC LEGEND AND KING IN CEREMONY




MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT OF TRIBUTE CONCERT IN MAMBO KING'S MEMORY


New York State Senate President Malcolm A. Smith, Assemblywoman Carmen E. Arroyo and William Ferro of 1800-Cantaso will join Tito Puente, Jr. in a special ceremony and press conference honoring Latin music king and legend Tito Puente tomorrow, Thursday, July 15 at 4:00 PM at 424 W. 33rd St., Suite 440 in Manhattan, NY. They will be announcing a major tribute concert for Tito Puente featuring some of the nation's best performers will be announced.



City of New York officials will be making a special presentation. Hundreds of Latino government, civic, community and business leaders will be attending as well. It has been a decade since the music icon has passed away.



Tito Puente was born on April 20, 1923, in New York City. He is best known for the dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz music he created throughout a musical career spanning over 50 years, during which he recorded 120 albums, composed more than 450 compositions, and had over 2,000 arrangements to his credit. He performed in over 10,000 events around the world. Puente received numerous awards for his work, including five Grammy Awards. He was popularly referred to as "The King of Latin Music" or "El Rey" ("The King"). Tito Puente was featured in the film "The Mambo Kings" as himself.



WHEN: Thursday, July 15 at 4:00 PM

WHERE: 424 W. 33rd St., Suite 440 in Manhattan, NY

Contact Sharon David


212-244-7676 (Office) 973-204-6412 (Cell)

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Deepwater Rising ; Calling out to Nations to Make a Clean Start ...



Deepwater Rising ; Calling out to Nations to Make a Clean Start ...

Deepwater Rising; Original Acoustic by Taylor Van Zant about the Gulf Coast Oil Spill and cry out to nations to make a clean start ...

We can all walk on water
If the Oil gets too thick
Ain't the work of heavens
Its just an oil slick

As the water runs darker
The ocean cries out
It sends back our Karma
What's this all about?


Chorus -
Deepwater keeps rising
WIth a black broken heart
Calling out to Nations
To make a clean start

repeat chorus

We can all walk on water
As the tears hit our feet
As we look below us
Its our souls we meet
Tell the life we've poisoned
With toxins and oil
We'll bury your sorrow
In the deepwater soil

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esb7Z1irazo
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Manufactured Music - Where are the purists ?

Manufactured Music - Where are the purists ?

I don’t think I can survive watching another Music Award Show with Taylor Swift singing live. No offense, she seems like a nice kid , but to anyone who loves music this generation of manufactured music from Taylor Swift to Justin Bieber to Miley Cyrus or the Jonas Brothers is enough to have Townes Van Zandt turn over in his grave .

I was lucky enough to be a teenager in the 70’s and grew up listening to some of the best rock music of all time . I ate real food, was active, did not have a cell phone or Facebook and listened to real music. We loved music and the love affair never stopped.


The world today is run by 12 year old girls following manufactured music , eating manufactured and processes food and living their lives online.


It’s a sad state of our society. Where are the purists of today? Bruce Springsteen, who is one of the greatest songwriters of my era and today never had a number one song…

The world has gone crazy. My hope for this generation is that they can grow up to one day listen to Bob Dylan , while eating raw or organic food , drinking a great glass of red wine discussing his lyrics with real friends , in person, face to face .


If society is historically judged by its culture and arts – what are we saying today ?

Monday, February 22, 2010

ASCAP Elevates Nashville to Regional Office to Serve all Musical Genres

ASCAP Elevates Nashville to Regional Office to Serve all Musical Genres


Industry Veteran Tim DuBois to Lead Expanded Nashville Office



ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento announced a major expansion of the company’s Nashville operations which will be elevated to a Regional Office serving all genres of music.



“The City of Nashville commends ASCAP for recognizing Music City’s evolution into a vibrant mecca, known worldwide for developing musical talent of all genres”

.Effective immediately, the newly established ASCAP Nashville Regional Office will be overseen by Nashville-based industry veteran Tim DuBois, who has been appointed Vice-President and Managing Executive of the operations, reporting to ASCAP Senior Vice-President and head of Domestic Membership Randy Grimmett. Connie Bradley, Senior Vice-President of ASCAP Nashville, will continue to serve the company as a Senior Advisor, reporting to Grimmett, in a role she had been discussing with LoFrumento for some time. In her new role, Bradley will advise the organization on trends and developments, travel on behalf of ASCAP and work closely with high-profile writers on special projects.



As a result of ASCAP’s expanded emphasis and investment in Nashville, the new Regional Office will now serve a broader array of members across musical genres and a multi-state geographic footprint while bolstering its services to new and existing members, according to LoFrumento.



“The City of Nashville commends ASCAP for recognizing Music City’s evolution into a vibrant mecca, known worldwide for developing musical talent of all genres,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said. “As the 2010 Grammys indicated, Nashville is producing today’s most popular music, and boasts one of the most energetic and talented pools of writers and performers in the country.”



The expansion reflects Nashville’s growing importance as a global music capital that is a magnet for songwriters and publishers in a spectrum of genres. Nashville is today the launching pad for many of the most talented writers and performers in all genres of music and the ASCAP office will respond to this growth and change in the marketplace by taking on a regional approach to its core mission in Nashville. ASCAP also expects to expand the geographic region the office serves, serving other parts of Tennessee, as well as Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, the Carolinas, Florida and Virginia, among others, LoFrumento said.



“From Brad Paisley to Paramore, from the Kings of Leon to Alan Jackson, Nashville is the home to many of the most exciting developments in today’s music industry,” said LoFrumento. “Our office, while continuing to serve the needs of Country and Christian music’s greatest writers and publishers, will expand our vision and strategy to also meet the needs of the Pop, International, Urban and Folk writers, as well as film and television composers, who work, live and thrive in this region.”



In announcing DuBois’ appointment, Grimmett said, “ASCAP is privileged that an executive of Tim’s stature has joined us in this leadership role. Tim’s vision of the music industry and of Nashville’s prominent role dovetail perfectly with our expanded focus in Nashville. He will direct the daily operations of our team and office here, while assuring that ASCAP’s importance and impact grow even greater. We look forward to helping Tim fulfill that mission during this exciting time of expansion for ASCAP.”



DuBois stated, “I am excited about this opportunity to lead ASCAP’s Nashville Regional office. I believe ASCAP’s recognition of the influx and development of other successful genres of music in Nashville speaks volumes about the company’s commitment to our whole community. In addition, I hope to be able to address the growing needs of the business professionals who represent all genres of music here and to align the mission, goals and business strategies of this office with those of ASCAP’s Domestic Membership.”



DuBois has had a long career as one of the most successful executives in the recording industry having led both Arista Records and Universal South Records. A Clinical Professor of Management at Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management and long-time ASCAP member, DuBois’ storied career has included recognition as a songwriter, manager, record executive and producer. Five songs that he has co-written have been No. 1 hits. DuBois’ songs have received numerous awards, and two Grammy Award nominations. As a producer, his accolades have included over twenty No. 1 and top 5 singles and more than a dozen gold, platinum, and double platinum albums. Tapped to open a Nashville division of Arista Records in 1989, DuBois discovered and signed Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, BlackHawk, Pam Tillis and Diamond Rio. DuBois quickly turned the new label into one of the most successful in country music history, selling more than 75 million records worldwide in just four years.



After serving as president of Gaylord Entertainment’s Creative Content Group in 2001, DuBois went on to head Universal South Records with producer Tony Brown in 2002, a position he held until 2006. DuBois was recognized as the most powerful person in the music industry by Business Nashville in 1996, Record Executive of the year in 1992 by Pollstar, and was included in Entertainment Weekly’s list of 101 Most Powerful People in Entertainment in 1994 and 1995.



DuBois currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and has served as a board member of the Country Music Foundation, Nashville Songwriters Association International, Leadership Music, and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He is a co-founder and board member of MyWerx LLC, the former chairman of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and is a board member of Sun Trust Bank in Nashville.



“We applaud Connie Bradley’s contributions to ASCAP over her 34 years with our organization,” said LoFrumento. “Her name will always be synonymous with ASCAP Nashville. She is a dedicated and hardworking executive, and we are thrilled that her vast knowledge base will continue to inform our strategic plans as an advisor for us.”



“John LoFrumento and I have been discussing this transition and new role for some time and I am pleased that these changes have come to fruition,” Bradley said. “After 34 years, this new role as a Strategic Advisor is an exciting change for me. I can focus on the strategic direction and vision for ASCAP, an organization I have loved for my entire career. I am also looking forward to having a bit more time to spend with my family. I am delighted to welcome my good friend Tim DuBois to ASCAP and to work with him during such a dynamic time of change as our organization broadens to meet the expanded role of Nashville as a music capital.”



About ASCAP



ASCAP is a membership association of more than 370,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership. ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. ASCAP's licensees encompass all who want to perform copyrighted music publicly. ASCAP makes giving and obtaining permission to perform music simple for both creators and users of music.

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