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  • GRAMMY-Nominee ARUN SHENOY Makes History as the First Singaporean nominated for a…

    3 Jan 2013, 15:53 by musicdish

    Earlier this month, Arun Shenoy Music Publishing (ASMP), Singapore, announced a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Singaporean artist, producer and composer, Arun Shenoy, and his album titled Rumbadoodle in the Best Pop Intrumental Album field. Soonafter, the artist was surprised with a second honor, as the local media confirmed he was the first Singaporean ever nominated for a GRAMMY® Award.

    Shenoy released Rumbadoodle, a Flamenco-flavoured instrumental album and accompanying video, in August 2012. Throughout the large scale production process that was recorded across the globe, he shared the project’s progress from afar with industry contacts around the world, which garnered critical acclaim for his work, and eventually landed him in company with fellow Pop Instrumental nominees Chris Botti, Larry Carlton, Dave Koz and Gerald Albright & Norman Brown.

    The album is a labor of love, Shenoy says, recorded over several years from Spain to Pakistan, from the UK to Canada, India to LA and New York, and of course in Singapore. Combining elements of the traditional Gypsy Rumba Flamenco with a myriad of popular music forms across the aesthetics of pop, rock and jazz, Shenoy describes the record as an exploratory journey, doodling across genre boundaries as we know it today, creating a unique and true masterpiece along the way.

    "I am delighted that Rumbadoodle has been embraced by the music community and recognized at this pinnacle of excellence. I am humbled by this recognition for my work,” says Arun Shenoy soonafter the results were announced.

    Shenoy is one of three Indian-born artists to be nominated this year, joining Anoushka Shankar and her recently-deceased father, Ravi Shankar, who were both nominated in the Best World Music Album category. Shenoy recently paid homage to the elder Shankar in several media outlets, stating, "To say Pandit Ravi Shankar is merely an ‘influence’ would be trivializing the importance of him. Thinking back, the sound of the Sitar was always around me growing up, and it was almost always him playing it. There are two things for which I admire him: First of all, that he was unique and original. He never tried to be someone else, he developed a style which was unique from his contemporaries, and -- whether it was influencing The Beatles or even playing at Woodstock -- he never lost his own aesthetic. And, secondly, the fact that he lived and breathed music ‘til the end is inspiring. He was 92, the oldest nominee on this year’s list, quite possibly. Seeing myself on the same nominee list as him put me into a sense of disbelief. He dedicated his life to music, and I hope I can do the same. It’s a great loss to music and to the world. May his soul rest in peace, and his music continue ringing in our ears."

    While Singapore is his adopted home, Shenoy stays connected with his birthplace, dedicating 100% of album sales to Milaap.org, a micro-loan organization serving India. He notes, “The funds raised with this campaign will be put towards an education fund setup for under-privileged in India. Folks say the truth will set you free. We like to believe that education will. So please join us and make a difference.”

    Shenoy says he will make the long journey from Singapore for a round of L.A.-based meetings and The Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, the 10th of Feb 2013, broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

    One can stream the full album and watch Rumbadoodle’s animated music video - produced in conjunction with NY-based Actuality Films - online at www.arunshenoy.com.

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vz0TU_d3Oc

    Recent Media:
    http://www.tnp.sg/content/singaporean-gets-grammy-nomination
    http://indiawest.com/news/8084-ravi-and-anoushka-shankar-arun-shenoy-up-for-grammys.html

    About Arun Shenoy
    Arun Shenoy is a Singaporean songwriter and record producer originally from Bangalore, India. His production style weaves through the genres of rock n roll, worldbeat and new age music. Arun writes and produces music released as solo productions under his own name, as well as for other bands and solo artists. He broke into the limelight in 2010 with the debut EP of American rockers Tanadra that was co-written and produced by him and that yielded the hit single "Danny". This was followed in 2012 by Rumbadoodle, a solo production under his own name. He is currently busy with his follow up record slated for release in the summer of 2013. He is a showcase artist of SONY for their audio production suite and endorses PreSonus, the premier American manufacturer of live and studio sound equipment. Visit http://www.ArunShenoy.com
  • 5 Dollar Music Business Website, Helps DIY Musicians Market,Promote And Sell Their…

    19 Dec 2012, 18:14 by musicdish

    The website MusicBusinessMarketplace.com is proud to launch the first micro job site dedicated exclusively to Musicians, Artist and Bands.

    The purpose of the site is to provide do it yourself (DIY) artist, musicians and bands with away to hire a virtual teams to help them build and maintain their music business. Musicians buy micro jobs from freelancers who earn $4 for delivery of each service. The services come in a wide range, from online music marketing to web development and programming.

    On 11/30/2012 Founder Fred Demming a 25 year veteran of the music industry was quoted as saying "MusicBusinessMarketplace.com is the place where Musicians, Artist and Bands can find the services, tools and support they need in order to take their music careers to the next level".

    Fred identified a need for these micro services based on the lack of affordable resources and services that support musicians who are out in the trenches everyday, performing live and releasing albums.


    According to music industry studies 57% of musicians are selling less than 50 albums per year.

    Based On this report Fred concluded that most artist, musicians and bands are not lacking in talent but are lacking in the area of marketing and promotion. And that is where the Music Business Marketplace can help artist, musicians and bands by providing a fun and easy way to buy services that can create and implement targeted marketing and promotion, which will help musicians engage there fan base, generate more music sales and create a bigger draw at live shows.

    Besides being the first and only five dollar microjob website dedicated to the music industry. Fred also mentioned that soon for those who join the site, there will also be away to buy and sell musical equipment on Music Business Marketplace,just like eBay.

    To Learn more about Music Business Marketplace and our many joint venture and affiliate marketing opportunities please call or contact us via email or visit us at: http://www.musicbusinessmarketplace.com

    Contact Information:
    Music Business Marketplace
    LoopMode Corporation
    780 W. Army Trail Rd. #278
    Carol Stream,Ill 60188
    317-586-8548
    http://www.musicbusinessmarketplace.com
    info@musicbusinessmarketplace.com
  • 5 Dollar Music Business Website, Helps DIY Musicians Market,Promote And Sell Their…

    19 Dec 2012, 18:11 by musicdish

    The website MusicBusinessMarketplace.com is proud to launch the first micro job site dedicated exclusively to Musicians, Artist and Bands.

    The purpose of the site is to provide do it yourself (DIY) artist, musicians and bands with away to hire a virtual teams to help them build and maintain their music business. Musicians buy micro jobs from freelancers who earn $4 for delivery of each service. The services come in a wide range, from online music marketing to web development and programming.

    On 11/30/2012 Founder Fred Demming a 25 year veteran of the music industry was quoted as saying "MusicBusinessMarketplace.com is the place where Musicians, Artist and Bands can find the services, tools and support they need in order to take their music careers to the next level".

    Fred identified a need for these micro services based on the lack of affordable resources and services that support musicians who are out in the trenches everyday, performing live and releasing albums.


    According to music industry studies 57% of musicians are selling less than 50 albums per year.

    Based On this report Fred concluded that most artist, musicians and bands are not lacking in talent but are lacking in the area of marketing and promotion. And that is where the Music Business Marketplace can help artist, musicians and bands by providing a fun and easy way to buy services that can create and implement targeted marketing and promotion, which will help musicians engage there fan base, generate more music sales and create a bigger draw at live shows.

    Besides being the first and only five dollar microjob website dedicated to the music industry. Fred also mentioned that soon for those who join the site, there will also be away to buy and sell musical equipment on Music Business Marketplace,just like eBay.

    To Learn more about Music Business Marketplace and our many joint venture and affiliate marketing opportunities please call or contact us via email or visit us at: http://www.musicbusinessmarketplace.com

    Contact Information:
    Music Business Marketplace
    LoopMode Corporation
    780 W. Army Trail Rd. #278
    Carol Stream,Ill 60188
    317-586-8548
    http://www.musicbusinessmarketplace.com
    info@musicbusinessmarketplace.com
  • MusicContractStore.com Set To Launch This Month

    14 Oct 2012, 22:02 by musicdish



    Today, The Musician’s Guide and Avenant Law have announced a partnership to launch http://www.musiccontractstore.com, a new online portal to help artists and music companies download high quality music contracts.

    The website, which is due to launch at the end of October, aims to be the ‘go-to’ source for music contracts in the music industry.

    Marcus Taylor, founder of The Musician’s Guide says: “My goal with The Musician’s Guide has long been to remove the obstacles that get in the way of musicians achieving their goals. There’s no shortage of instances where well-known artists have split up over signing an unfair contract, or worse - not having a contract in place in the first place. We’ve created MusicContractStore.com to make high-standard contracts easily accessible to a broad range of artists.”

    Music Contract Store has a number of features that make it stand out from existing online music contract providers. First of all, it’s the only provider to offer contracts suitable for use in different countries, including the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada. It’s also the only provider that guarantees all contracts are up to date with current legislation.

    Further product developments will also be announced in the coming months. This includes a custom music contract generator for record labels, as well as a wider range of music contracts, and locations served.

    To learn more about Music Contract Store visit http://www.musiccontractstore.com

    To learn more about The Musician’s Guide and Avenant Law visit
    http://www.themusiciansguide.co.uk
    http://www.avenantlaw.com
    Email: marcus@themusiciansguide.co.uk
  • Booking Agency Skyline Music Expands

    13 Oct 2012, 03:19 by musicdish



    Live music booking agency Skyline Music is expanding with five key staff additions and promotions:

    Matt Sanchez joins as Skyline Music’s 7th agent focusing on the agency’s growing alternative roster.

    Crandall Rogers joins Skyline Music’s Andrea Sabata in the company’s Performing Arts booking division as Arts Touring Coordinator.

    Hisham Dahud joins to head Skyline Digital which includes Skyline-owned digital properties Hypebot.com and MusicThinkTank.com as well as digital initiatives on behalf of the Skyline Music roster.

    Bailey Rogers joins as Director of Social Media spearheading Skyline Music’s corporate social marketing and direct to fan marketing on behalf of the Skyline Music roster.

    Rachel Doe joins Skyline Music’s administrative team.

    “Our roster has grown to more than 60 exclusive clients,” said Skyline Music president Bruce Houghton. “This expansion enables us to continue the aggressive touring representation that Skyline Music has become known for, as well as, to broaden the direct to fan marketing efforts that are the cornerstone of modern touring”.

    Recent additions to the growing Skyline Music roster include Carbon Leaf, Marty Balin, Ambrosia, Kung Fu and Davell Crawford. The agency’s diverse clients include Del McCoury, Edgar Winter, Roger McGuinn, Gaelic Storm, Victor Wooten, The Rebirth Brass Band and Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band along with more than 50 other national and international touring artists.

    Email: bruce@skylineonline.com
    Website: http://www.skylineonline.com
  • Daily Brainstorming Sessions With Industry Pros At The Fest

    1 Oct 2012, 14:03 by musicdish



    Come talk with us about what YOU want, when ya want on whatever Music Industry related topics that interest you. Attend one, two or as many individual categories as you like for three full days! Attendees can receive hands-on advice,.... Career Critique, Products Critique, Recording, Publishing, Plugging, Legal, Records, Duplication, Distribution, Radio, Video, Broadcasting, Shop, Management, Promotions, Productions...

    The Music Row Best Western will host music industry information tables, networking areas, and training sessions from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, October 5-7 at 1407 Division Street Nashville, Tennessee 37203. For the first time, members of the general public can register separately to attend one-on-one brainstorming sessions with music industry professionals.

    Mentors for this year's festival will include Fred Vail, Lisa Aschmann, Regina Carter-Boy, Ron Eckerman, Stephen Foster, Amanda Andrews, Jo Crowe, David Lowry, Pam Gunn, Kim Copeland, Janelle Angel, David Wray, Phil Brown, and Vinny Ribas.

    Music industry exhibitors and sponsors include Kim Copeland Productions, Crowe Entertainment, producer Ron Eckerman (author of the new book "Turn It Up"), Indie Connect, Mind Coup, Musik and Film, Nashville Music Guide, National Media Group, Out of the Box Records, music industry attorney David Ray, Tennessee Songwriters Association, Top Notch Entertainment, Treasure Isle Recording, Tri Star Entertainment, and Whiting Publicity & Promotions to name a few....

    Songwriters can also introduce their new songs by performing at a special "open mic" stage located between Demonbreun and Division streets. "The 'Independent Music Fest' is a wonderful career-building opportunity for artists and songwriters at all levels," said Cornelius "Popcorn" Robertson, founder and coordinator of the festival. "More than 100 community & industry volunteers will donate their time and resources to make this possible. Shows are open to the public."

    Mentoring registration with one-on-one mentoring sessions with music industry professionals for $25 per day. $45 for 2 days or $65 for all three! To register or for more information about the "Independent Music Fest", http://www.independentmusicfest.org/public.htm , send an email inquiry to Popcorn@IndependentMusicFest.org, or call (615) 424-1491.

    Music: http://www.songwritersfestival.com/musicdownloads/fair_sintownfinal.mp3
  • Musicians: Be First To Upload Your Profile On OKMusic.fm, New Site For Indie Fans

    16 Sep 2012, 18:51 by musicdish

    Be the first to share your music with fans, and gain exposure as a featured artist on OKMusic.fm, a new music site launching this fall.

    OKMusic, a site that started in Japan and is wildly popular with music lovers in that part of the world, will select 10 musicians to be profiled on the new English language site when the site is formally announced. Tell us your story! You or your band could be featured with photos and an article on your music and how you got started.

    Still in soft launch, OKMusic fuses music discovery with social networking.

    Indie musicians can upload music and communicate with fans. Artists can create a profile along with their photo, upload and promote their songs and list their appearances. Music lovers can discover fresh, new artists, voice their opinions on songs at OKMusic’s Comment Fountain and leave messages for the artists’ on their profile page.

    OKMusic offers fans the chance to discover new music in dozens of genres. Find out what indie music is trending. Listen to new music for the mood you are in.

    Originally launched in Japan, OKMusic has more than four million musicians and music fans, worldwide.

    OKMusic Link- http://okmusic.fm

    Media Contacts:
    Derek Asato/Robert Brown
    The Bohle Company
    (310) 785-0515 ext. 201/231
    derek@bohle.com / robert@bohle.com
  • iWantJam Signs Up Pop/Rock Band Brookline Drive As An Endorsed Artist

    15 Sep 2012, 16:14 by musicdish



    Live music streaming portal iWantJam announced that it has selected Connecticut pop/rock band Brookline Drive as its third 'iWantJam Endorsed Artists.' The band will join Zurich-based Miss Diamond DJane and Boston's One Step Away as the first group of endorsed artists coinciding with the site's launch on September 30th. As endorsed artists, each acts will be prominently featured on the iWantJam site for a one-month period, including on the homepage, music played exclusively on iWantJam music player as well as exposure through iWantJam social network profiles and connections.

    "Considering how talented these vocalists are and the level of acts they've shared the stage with, this is exactly the type of band iWantJam is looking to work with," said iWantJam founder Moataz El-Gohary. "Their accomplishments reflects how important it is for them to connect with their fans through live shows, which is they fit so well with our mission."

    After only one year of being a band, Connecticut's Brookline Drive is already building a considerable buzz, and selling out headlining shows across New England as one of the best up and coming pop/rock bands around. The band's explosive lineup features four talented vocalists whose vocal interplay and harmonies are unlike anything out there today. Drawing influences from all over the musical spectrum, Brookline Drive's four talented multi-instrumentalists have created a unique, catchy sound that makes for an incredibly exciting live show. Brookline Drive has recently shared the stage with National Acts like Hot Chelle Rae (RCA), Cobra Starship (Decaydance, Fueled By Ramen), Neon Trees (Mercury), Megan & Liz, Marina and the Diamonds (Neon Gold Records) and Forever the Sickest Kids (Fearless Records).
    http://www.brooklinedrive.com
    http://www.facebook.com/BrooklineDrive/

    iWantJam is a brand new type of music site that aims to connect musicians and fans worldwide through live shows, video streaming and social media. Nothing can replace the feeling of a live show, and iWantJam's powerful & easy-to-use platform will bring your favorite band right into your bedroom for free. Artists will be able to connect with their fans on a much deeper level than just a profile page and music button, thus offering far more than a promotional device, but a unique experiential connection. Come and join the online live music experience of iWantJam!
    http://www.iwantjam.com
    https://www.facebook.com/iwantjam
    Email: info@iwantjam.com
  • Pirate Brands Collaborates With Clint Perry And The Boo Hoo Crew For Pirate Week

    12 Sep 2012, 17:27 by musicdish



    San Diego based children's group Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo Crew are getting riled up for a six day event taking place this September 17th-22th, which they've deemed "Pirate Week" in celebration of their new release "Shake Your Pirate Booty". The concerts will be 7 shows in 6 days, taking place in 7 different San Diego venues, and will celebrate the Crew's sophomore release, set to drop September 17th.

    Pirate Brands, makers of the ever-popular snack treat "Pirate's Booty" is sponsoring the release, giving away 1000 .5oz bags of their delicious and wholesome snacks at the concerts throughout the week.

    "It means a step up, or even two, in the music quality put out by us on the second release." said Clint Perry, after being asked what the release meant to him. "I am very proud and excited for this disc to be released." Their producer, veteran, James Coffey said this,"I've produced dozens of projectsover 15 years and honestly this is going to be one of the best...we've made something amazing!"

    The sponsorship they acquired from Pirate Brands stems from their biggest hit, "Pirate Booty", which is referred to as the ‘crowd favorite' by Clint, and anyone that hears it. However, Clint Perry is sure that the rest of the album will be just as successful: "[...] regardless of [Pirate Booty] the whole album came together to equal it. We've got a holiday song, a story song about a Pirate King, even a song about getting sea sick, in Landlubber."

    The release party will include six concerts by the band and as always, there is assured be many laughs and many smiles.

    Sea Life, AZ is also getting in on Pirate Week. They'll be featuring "Shake Your Pirate Booty" all week at their location, even playing the video for "Everybody's Pirates" at their special facebook fans only Pirate Party on September 21st and giving out Pirate's Booty and "Shake Your Pirate Booty" to all the attendees.

    Critically, they have received many positive reviews:

    "Oh my gosh, this CD had me smiling from the first chorus on the first song Pirate Booty!! I LOVE this CD!!! It's fun! It's funny!! It's sing-a-long-able! Kids and adults will get a great kick out Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo crew's Shake your Pirate Booty CD!!"
    Connie Guring -www.peanutbutterandwhine.com

    SHAKE YOUR PIRATE BOOTY is a rollicking shipload of fun for seafarers and landlubbers alike!"
    James Zahn, The Rock Father

    "Listed as "A Few of Our Favorite Things" by Mom's Guide To San Diego."
    Jennifer Humora - Mom's Guide To San Diego

    "This silly band and storytelling troupe brings out the giggles in everyone with its songs and whimsical tales. The San Diego-based quartet is comprised of musicians who are all parents, plus a gifted writer with a penchant for clever songwriting."
    The New Children's Museum - www.thinkplaycreate.org

    Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo Crew will also be playing a pre-release party with San Diego's newest attraction, Pirate Ship Adventures, on September 8th. On September 17th, the EP will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Music and various local record stores in the San Diego area.

    Contact Info:
    Clint Perry & The Boo Hoo Crew
    1902 Wright Place, Suite 200
    Carlsbad, Ca 92008
    888-587-9370
    clint@boohoocrew.com
    www.facebook.com/boohoocrew

    Links:
    www.boohoocrew.com
    www.peanutbutterandwhine.com
    www.bluevisionmusic.com
    www.thinkplaycreate.org
    www.momsguidetosandiego.com
    www.therockfather.com
    http://soundcloud.com/musicdish/pirate-booty
  • MusicDishTV Launches Music Video Blog In China

    12 Sep 2012, 00:19 by musicdish



    MusicDishTV announced the launch of a new blog (http://musicdishtv.diandian.com) on Chinese portal DianDian dedicated to exposing the best in Western indie bands to China's hungry youth netizens. The blog will feature videos from its channels on China's most popular video portals based on traffic including Youku, Tudou, Ku6 and Sohu.

    A recently featured video was country singer Denae Gardner's "Welcome to America" (pictured above) which was featured on the following Chinese video portals:
    http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/02pHQVDaVuQ/
    http://zone.ku6.com/u/11212295#17761299
    http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDQ1ODQ5MTc2.html
    http://video.sina.com.cn/v/b/84783189-1784265533.html
    http://v.6.cn/profile/pvideo.php?uid=19531238
    http://my.tv.sohu.com/u/vw/31259921

    The average Chinese user spends four hours a week watching online video content, double the time spent by US users, with over 700 million people in China watching online video content by 2015, according to China Internet Watch.

    "Because sites like YouTube are blocked in China, there is a wealth of great indie music videos that Chinese netizens just cannot access," noted MusicDish founder Eric de Fontenay. "By carefully selecting and presenting the best videos from our channel, we want to open their eyes and ears to a whole new world of sights, sounds and talent."

    Bands and labels can submit their videos for consideration at http://tv.musicdish.net

    MusicDishTV has featured over 400 music videos through its channel on over 20 western music video portals from YouTube to Current and DailyMotion, which we promote our videos through social medias, news aggregators, micro-blogs & online forums. Through our MusicDish*China brand, we now distribute music videos to China's leading video portals, including Youku, Tudou, Sina, Ku6 and 6.cn.

    Contact: tv@musicdish.net