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Groundbreaking Online Music School Soundfly Launches Leading-Edge Ableton Live Course

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS 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.

Children’s Chorus and Rap Artist Tell Maryland ‘Sing a New Song!’

BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Members of the Children’s Chorus of Maryland and a Baltimore rap artist have teamed up with the racial justice podcast Trouble4Good to urge the Maryland General Assembly to change the pro-Confederate Maryland state song.

YUNG Citizen Champions Message of Injustice and Inequality With Latest Song and Music Video, ‘Brown Butta’

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

McGregor Pedals Introduces the Crunch Plus Overdrive

VANCOUVER, BC, Canada, Dec. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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 in December 2019.

Gallospole and TARAC WIPPP, Award Winners At 2020 International Film Festivals

DREXEL HILL, Pa., Dec. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gallospole and TARAC WIPPP (tey – rak – wip) have won distinguished awards at international film festivals throughout the year 2020. This chair conspiracy propagated by the political satirist, Gallospole, has been recognized as the Best Trailer at the Direct Monthly Online Film Festival.

Plano Texas Resident Takes the Stage for 80th Time as Scrooge in NTPA’s Production of ‘Scrooge, the Musical’

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Texas Performing Arts announces that Plano resident Darrell Rodenbaugh, who has played the title role of Scrooge since the tradition began in 2011, is again taking the stage in its 10th annual Christmas celebration of “Scrooge – The Musical” presented by Transamerica.

Valley Brands Present a Socially Safe Evening of Entertainment Benefitting Make-A-Wish

GLENDALE, Ariz., Dec. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — World of Illumination – the world’s largest drive-through animated light show – is joining forces with Subaru to present “Share the Love,” a socially safe drive-in concert and light show experience to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event, which is produced in conjunction with iHeart Media and Mix 96.9, is scheduled for December 3, 2020 at 6 p.m. at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale.

Controversial Video on Racism in the U.S. Causes Stir – Amelia Ray and ‘Hamilton’ Drummer Jake Wood Discuss the Making of ‘Hambone Says’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Friday, October 30, 2020 at 12 p.m. PDT, Amelia Ray, Jake Wood and Bay Area cinematographer Peggy Peralta will host a Zoom discussion on the making of “Hambone Says,” the video that uses contemporary past aesthetic to explore racism, rage and role reversal in the United States.

The McGrath Project announces a new record and world tour!

DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 26, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The McGrath Project, a Texas-based indie rock band on 4818 Records, is ready to hit the road in 2021. Along with dates set at the First Friday Festival in Las Vegas and The Viper Room in Los Angeles, the McGrath Project is particularly excited to announce some international highlights. In late June the band will be playing the Rock Bulava Festival in Kiev, Ukraine and famous Dobro Festival in Moscow along with a series of engagements throughout the Ukraine and Russia.

no1uno Completes Their 20th Anniversary Remastered EPIC EP ‘no1uno2’

DREXEL HILL, Pa., Oct. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — no1uno (pronounced “no one you know”) are set to release the Special Remastered EP Edition from their 2000 full-length CD, “no1uno2,” on Friday, October 30. 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 Rap Writer/Producer and Eminem Stan James Guiltinan Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Create Music Video Salute to Eminem

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Will the real Stan please stand up? Before James “Slim Jimmy” Guiltinan knew that Eminem’s “Stan” had become a dictionary word defined as a sort of super, but sometimes obsessed fan, he’d written one of his first two rap songs, as an Eminem “salute.” The slang definition of “stan” likely originated from Eminem’s song and music video “Stan.”

Music for Choir and Orchestra Becomes Mystical Reflection of Life and Memory in Brian Field’s New Album

LONDON, UK, Oct. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMN Classical is excited to announce that “CHORAL & ORCHESTRAL WORKS” by Brian Field, produced by Rick Romano and distributed by RMN Music, will be released worldwide on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Music and all digital platforms on October 15, 2020.

Change Is Going to Come: New Music, ‘CHANGE’ from Dan Spirk

NEW YORK N.Y., Oct. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Singer-songwriter Dan Spirk (a COVID-19 survivor) is striking back against the pandemic and against hate. “I think we have all heard the saying, ‘united we stand, divided we fall.’ Well we’re falling – into minced pieces of anger and confusion very quickly.”

First-Ever Superhero Rap Artist Releases Hilarious Video for Debut Single ‘The Official Adventures of Superhoe’ Just in Time for Halloween

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Available now on all major streaming services, the amazing debut single and accompanying video for ‘The Official Adventures of Superhoe’ by one of the most exciting new artists in all of hip-hop, Superhoe. (MATURE)

TIPZY Releases Satirical Music Video About Safety During a Pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Performing artist, TIPZY, debuts satirical music video, “COVID Dance,” that uses humor to comment on the ways we choose to (or not to) stay safe during the pandemic.

Celebrity Choreographer and Musician David Sincere Joins the HausHill Entertainment Family with ‘Industry Top 10’ (Visual Podcast)

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HausHill Entertainment, a Los Angeles based broadcast, creative media, distribution and entertainment company and David Sincere, celebrity choreographer and renowned musician – ink a collaborative 3 season deal for the “Industry Top 10” Visual Podcast.

Folklore Urbano NYC launches ‘Black is Beautiful’ – the first single off its new album ‘El Barrio Project-SALSA’

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — During this time of confinement, while much of the artistic community has been greatly impacted, the cultural institution Folklore Urbano NYC has made great strides in crystallizing its mission to create universal and inclusive music and bring joy through the power of the arts.

MansMark Records Releases Sikiru Adepoju’s ỌPẸ Album (Gratitude)

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MansMark Records announces the much-anticipated ỌPẸ Album, a debut by Nigerian Grammy-winning recording artist and percussionist, Sikiru Adepoju is out! The official release of ỌPẸ (Yoruba-Nigeria word for Gratitude) follows the unveiling of three appetizing singles.

DIGITAL LOVE by Physician and Musician V. Tiarrá Released Highlighting Relationships In The Digital Age

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — R&B Fusion Artist V. Tiarrá just released her newest hit video for her single, “Digital Love,” just as her prior single, “Batter Up,” a lyrical critique to the many issues U.S. Citizens face as politicians “politick” and use their constituents for their own political power, was featured at the 2020 Democratic Party of Miami-Dade’s Blue Gala.

Performance Artist AY Young is An Emerging Renewable Energy Leader Powered by Music

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AY Young, founder, Battery Tour, was named by the United Nations (UN) as one of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and to Fresh Energy’s 2020 Energy News Network’s “40 Under 40.”

From Murderers to Ministers

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ministers II Society is a Community Activist organization and Music group, that was formed by inmates in a maximum security prison. Their Name creates a certain culture lure, as does their unified goal of transforming themselves from “Murderers to Ministers.”

Topical Video and Single from New Pete McCabe EP

VENICE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Hitmaking Brothers Bill Moss, Jr. and J Moss Join Forces in New Music Video

DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With a nostalgic throwback to their gospel heritage and beginnings as the dynamic “Moss Brothers,” Detroit-based Salathiel Records has released the music video for the new single “Testimony of Praise” by brothers and celebrated recording artists Bill Moss Jr. and J Moss.

The Real J Israel Releases ‘No Pressure’ EP – Continues to Build Fan Base

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Innovative New Company Helps International Artists Come to the U.S. with Less Red Tape

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 26, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artistpass presents a new way for the exceptionally talented abroad to gain their artist or tour visas to the United States – efficiently and cost-effectively.

Years of Research, Works by Steve Reich and John Cage and World Premieres in Sergio Sorrentino’s New Album for Electric Guitar

LONDON, U.K., Aug. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “ELECTRIC” by Sergio Sorrentino, produced by Rick Romano and distributed by RMN Classical, will be published worldwide on August 28, 2020. 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.

Nigerian Talking Drum Master Sikiru Adepoju Debuts Vibrant Cover of ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Dual Physician and Musician V. Tiarrá Performs ‘Batter Up’ at Miami-Dade Democrats 2020 Blue Gala

MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — R&B Fusion Artist V. Tiarrá was a featured performer/artist at the 2020 Blue Gala hosted by the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. Just as she is releasing her next new song, “Digital Love,” V. Tiarrá performed “Batter Up” an ode to the many societal and social issues U.S. Citizens face.

Polar Bears – Now ‘Garbage Bears’ – ‘Can you Hear Me’ by Danielle Alura

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Salathiel Records Releases Two New Singles by Worship Artist Bill Moss, Jr.

DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

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.