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Nashville Meets Summertime Chi in Brina Kay’s New Music Video

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nashville singer and songwriter Brina Kay released the music video for her single “Heat of the Moment” at midnight on July 10, 2020. The video was filmed last year in the city of Chicago and was directed by Joshua Lockhart of J. Lockhart media.

McGregor Pedals Launches the Crunch Transparent Overdrive Pedal

VANCOUVER, B.C., July 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

‘In America – A New Musical’ Launches Salvo Against Trump’s Culture War

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

OnlyFans Set to Introduce the Free Livestream Series ‘OnlyFans Friday’ with Platinum Music Artist Yung Bleu

LONDON, U.K., June 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, popular creator platform OnlyFans (London, United Kingdom) in collaboration with Splash Life Booking (SLB) announces the official launch of a new Livestream content series “OnlyFans Friday” involving celebrity content creators, who will host Free Live Stream performances, exclusively on their OnlyFans Profile.

Michael Jackson Tells His Own Story in Interactive Audio Book Filled with Intimate Voicemail Recordings

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Rising Pop Artist Farrah Mechael Dropping Summertime EP ‘Lies’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The second EP release, “Lies,” from buzzing pop newcomer Farrah Mechael, is dropping on all major digital retailers and streaming services June 19 – just in time for the summer.

Ready, Set, Slide! Big Mucci’s ‘The Set Slide’ Going Viral

CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 71 North Entertainment’s artist Mark “Big Mucci” Wynn, best known for his “Bikers Shuffle” and “Cleveland Shuffle,” is gaining new attention for another line dance track – “The Set Slide.”

WordPlay T. Jay ‘putting in Overtime’ – Eighth album tackles work, ambitions, spiritual life, dreams

TACOMA, Wash., June 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On The Map Music Group announces June 26, 2020 for release of hip hop artist WordPlay T. Jay’s eighth album since 2007, dedicated to his dreams, family, spiritual life, ambitions and hard work over the years “putting in Overtime.”

Indie Music Star Luanne Hunt delivers ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ message in her Top 40 hit single, ‘WE RISE’

LAS VEGAS, Nev., May 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.”

California Bluegrass Association Announces Turn Your Radio OnLINE webcast series

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California Bluegrass Association (CBA) has announced the launch of Turn Your Radio OnLINE, a webcast series starting Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time, and continuing 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.

Gabriele Ciampi’s New Release – She Walks in Beauty – Musically Transforms Lord Byron’s Poem into Message of Hope

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Therapeutic Music Video Reduces Stress of Coronavirus Lockdown

MADISON, Wis., May 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Gary Fritzen, Composer, and California Arts Org, Art-In-Relation Team for ‘There Will Be Light’ – You Sing It, New Song Challenge

STOCKTON, Calif., April 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gary Fritzen, award winning composer of musical theatre, feeling the weight of the covid-19 pandemic announces a challenge for singers of all abilities and interest to sing his new song, “There Will Be Light.”

New Single by J.Scalco Subtly Confronts Struggles on Multiple Levels

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On April 15, J.Scalco released a new pop single, “Feeling’ Like a God.” Under the ScareKrow, Inc. label and produced by Daryl Lamont, the song is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and all the other streaming platforms.

Sha Bandzz Donates Proceeds From ‘Watch Me Work’ to Coronavirus Cure

PERTH AMBOY, N.J., March 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Watch Me Work” – the EP Released February 1, 2020 – is the first project the industry gets to see from the new young artist Sha Bandzz. The long-awaited debut EP from Sha Bandzz “Watch me Work” is available now on your favorite source to purchase music online.

Arizona Grand Ole Opry Tribute to Bill Bassett

CAMP VERDE, Ariz., March 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts Foundation will host a “Tribute to Bill Bassett in the Grand Ole Opry Style” concert on Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m. in the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, 210 Camp Lincoln Road in Camp Verde.

Singer-Songwriter, Joe Iadanza Brings 1970s-inspired Aesthetic to the Southeast on Tour March 19-26, 2020

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., March 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Performing Arts Center Hosts Celtic Music Matinee

CAMP VERDE, Ariz., March 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

Mateo Blanco: American dreamer turned successful American tenor

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mateo Blanco, an accomplished musician and celebrated visual artist, is re-releasing his debut album “Mateo Blanco 724,” in honor of its 10th anniversary.

Zepet Releases New Single ‘Call Me When You Break Up’

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

JH ARTS CORP. Presents South Korean Pianist Dr. Bong-A Jung Debut Recital at Weill Recital Hall – Carnegie Hall Feb. 20, 8 p.m.

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

27th Annual Blind Willie McTell Music Festival Lineup Announced

THOMSON, Ga., Feb. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Indie-Rock Singer-Songwriter Ryan Chernin Releases Moving New Single, ‘FaceTime’

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Indie-rock singer-songwriter Ryan Chernin, whose debut single on Inhuman Records, “Look Right,” rocketed up to 25 on Mediabase’s AC Chart, just under Ariana Grande’s “Breathin,” has just released an edgy new single for 2020, “FaceTime.”

Ninety-Six-Year-Old Marine Releases New Commemorative Song

BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Wednesday February 12, 2020 at 1 p.m., come meet and greet a ninety-six-year-old marine, Gene Christie, as he releases his CD containing a song to honor his fellow Marines in the 5th Division who won the Battle of Iwo Jima at great sacrifice.

So Cal Industries announces inaugural 2020 list of top musical events in California

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Jan. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Holidays are now over, time to get in the know with all upcoming 2020 events! So Cal Industries shares helpful tips when attending these MUST go to festivals this year. The listed festivals are entirely diverse, based on a variety of music genres such as rock, pop, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music. Also, differentiating each by the designated setting and music genre for all you festivalgoers and soon to be festival attendees!

Ralph Brunson debuts witty original musical comedy, ‘Samson and the Burning Bush’ – A Farce to Be Reckoned With

LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ralph Brunson Productions, in association with Art-In-Relation, announces the world premiere fully staged production of “Samson and the Burning Bush.” Jan. 10-12 at the Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theater.

Legendary Hollywood Film and TV Composer Artie Kane Wins Reader’s Favorite Award

VENICE, Calif., Nov. 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Music to My Years, Life and Love Between the Notes” (ISBN: 978-0983655039) by film and TV composer and conductor Artie Kane won the 2019 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal in the Non-Fiction and Music/Entertainment category at the annual Reader’s Favorite awards held on November 23, 2019 at the Regency Hotel Miami.

Wendy Katagi and Friends Joy to the World Concert and New Album Release, ‘Heirlooms’

GARDENA, Calif., Nov. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inspirational singer-songwriter, Wendy Katagi is joined by Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Tom Zink and Grammy-nominated vocalist Anne Walsh in a spirited “Joy to the World” concert with InnerVox jazz singers and cellist, Nancy Korb at Gardena Valley Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

New Record Label, Built by Artists for Artists to Protect Independent Music, Releases Its First Music Video

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Twista, Veronica Vega, DJ G-Love, Crazy Town X with R1ckOne and more to Perform at ‘Soundwaves 360 Music Event’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Los Angeles is in for a massive infusion of harmonious ripples when “Soundwaves 360 Music Event” rolls on to the boulevard on Thursday, November 14 at the Academy LA. Party goers will be able to surf a kaleidoscope of genres with acts ranging from hip hop to rock. The evening, presented by Brandi Irwin Productions and G-Love Productions, will be flooded with talent.

Superstar DJ Datsik Addresses His Absence and Looks to the Future

MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After an 18-month self-imposed hiatus, Datsik, a leader in the dubstep world, surfaced with a statement explaining his absence, which he posted on his Facebook page. After extensive touring over the last decade, he sought help for mental health issues that he opted to come to terms with.

First Faith and Family Film Musical ‘A Week Away’ to Release In 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

California Villain Announces a New Rocking Single Release ‘A Little After Midnight’ on October 31

TEMECULA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Cultural Academy for Excellence (CAFE) Announces Upcoming CAFE 2019 Fundraising Gala

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cultural Academy for Excellence (CAFE) fundraising affair will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The CAFE 2019 Fundraising Gala is a black-tie affair that will feature headliner performances by world-acclaimed artists David Rudder, known as the Calypso King of the World, and Allison Hinds, aka the Queen of Caribbean Soca.

NYC Dancers Step Together in Short Musical Film to Encourage Our Youth to Speak Out!

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Former Manager to a Japanese ‘Carnegie Hall’ Singer Has Released a New Piano Album to Inherit an Encouraging Message

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Mikiko Miyakawa, the New York-based composer/pianist, originally from Japan, announced that her classical piano album “Elegy In Violet” was released Sept. 20 by Centaur Records. Mikiko is a former new wave keyboardist and manager to Eiko Shuri. (VIDEO)

Michael Towner and Iconic Legacy Announces Free Sign-Up for the California Imagine No Hunger License Plate to Celebrate Hunger Action Month and John Lennon’s 79th Birthday

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To celebrate Hunger Action Month and the upcoming 79th birthday of John Lennon, Michael Towner of Iconic Legacy has announced that the effort to create the “Imagine No Hunger” special license plate in California is nearing the deadline and in order to insure the requisite 7,500 registrations are submitted to the DMV prior to the January deadline, (VIDEO)

Indie-rock Singer-Songwriter Ryan Chernin, Whose Debut Single Rocketed Up the Hot AC Charts, Releases Edgy New Single, ‘FaceTime’

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Indie-rock singer-songwriter Ryan Chernin, whose debut single, “Look Right,” rocketed up to 25 on Mediabase’s AC Chart, just under Ariana Grande’s “breathin,” has just released an edgy new single, “FaceTime.” (VIDEO)

Prymrr Headlines at Alienstock Debuting New Songs

RACHEL, Nev., Sept. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prymrr, the 13-year-old rapper and dancer, known internationally for her lead appearance in Sia’s “Never Give Up” music video, has just announced her intent to take the stage and debut her newest songs at Alienstock in Rachel, Nevada.

Hits and Oldies Music Show Stirs the Imagination at the Knoxville Museum of Art

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On October 27, singer-performer Dre Hilton invites oldie music lovers to the 2019 “Hits and Oldies Show.” A day of classic music from the 50’s and 60’s which would feature Motown, gospel and jazz classics.