Music and Recording News - Page 13

Page 13 of Music and Recording News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Recording Artist Heather Schmid Performs in Pakistan for Aid Relief

NEW YORK, NY – Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Boston based recording artist Heather Schmid just returned from performing her pop/rock music for 10 days in Pakistan for audiences up to 20,000 including a special performance for the Prime Minister at the governors’ mansion. Heather was interviewed by every major television station and most newspapers covered her arrival. Heather was hailed by Ptv, the nation’s largest television station, as an ambassador of peace and the hit of the world music festival in which she participated.

Holiday Organ Concerts Feature THE NUTCRACKER SUITE transcribed by Organist Keith Thompson in SF December 10, 11 and 24

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Dec. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Keith Thompson will play Holiday favorites of Mulet, Purvis, Bach, Delius and Tchaikovsky on the Skinner Symphonic Pipe Organ at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA on December 10, 11 and Christmas eve, December 24, 2005, Eugene Dong, an independent music producer, announced today.

Sdoia-Satz Music Institute – The Husky Gang School – Offers OnLine Interactive Music Instruction

MIAMI, FL – Nov. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sdoia-Satz Music Institute (The Husky Gang School), is offering an exciting NEW program: OnLine Interactive Music Instruction for students with high-speed Internet connections. At present, only piano instruction is available online. In the near future, the school will add other instruments and voice to this program, Using the same fine instructors for which the school is famous, students in the online program are now able to SEE and HEAR their teachers and vice versa.

‘Dark Side of the Moon A Cappella’ Ships December 1, 2005 from VOCOMOTION

CHICAGO, IL – Nov. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VOCOMOTION, dedicated to the development, recording, and promotion of vocal music, today announced that its latest release ‘Dark Side of the Moon A Cappella,’ an all-vocal version of Pink Floyd’s magnum opus ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ will go on sale on December 1st, 2005.

CD Baby and Independent Musicians Donate $165,000 in CD Sales to Red Cross

PORTLAND, OR – Oct. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com) announced today that they raised a total of $165,000 over the past 7 weeks in concert with independent musicians and record labels who banded together to donate proceeds from their online CD music sales. The funds raised were sent directly to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund through the Portland Oregon branch.

Cirlinca Launches DVD-Audio Authoring for Consumers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Innovative software developer Cirlinca (www.cirlinca.com) announces the introduction of DVD-Audio Solo, the first PC based application to enable the creation of DVD-Audio discs for a consumer friendly price of $34.95.

De-U Records National Recording Artist Lemme’s CD Entitled ‘Take The Time’ to be Released October 11, 2005

WASHINGTON, DC – September 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National R & B recording artist Lemme will release her debut CD entitled, ‘Take The Time’ on October 11th, 2005 on the De-U Records label. Lemme is no stranger to success. She toured with acclaimed rap group ‘The Sporty Thievz’ and appeared with them on the BET Soundstage Television series.

The Sounds of Hispanic Heritage Month Are at Tower Records

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – September 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tower Records is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with fans of Latin entertainment by providing a 15% sale on all Latin CDs, Music DVD’s and Cine Latino DVD titles. Not only that, Tower Records continues to help provide the quintessential Latin music experience by participating in major events, such as El Grito, Fiestas Patrias, the Orange County Latino Film Festival and the Luis Miguel concert series at the Gibson Amphitheatre, in addition to providing in-store events featuring rising bands such as Cabula and Profecia.

Opening of the Vaults Reveals Forgotten Pinetop Perkins Recordings

SWANZEY, NH – September 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In conjunction with Deluge Entertainment, 95North Records has re-released two forgotten Pinetop Perkins releases long out of print. The scheduled re-release date is September 27, 2005. ‘On Top,’ recorded in 1992, features an all-star cast of Blues greats including Jerry Portnoy, Paul Rishell, David Maxwell and Ron Levy. Award winning blues producer Randy Labbe worked on these memorable sessions, adding ‘This is arguably some of Pinetop’s best work… this recording was received with great critical acclaim when it was released for a short time in 1992.’

CD Baby Musicians Donate CD Sales to Red Cross

PORTLAND, Ore. – September 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Musicians, bands, and independent record labels joined with CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com) today in “banding together” to donate their entire wholesale price on music sales to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Musician and Journalist Christopher Simmons Joins Other Electronic Musicians on CD Baby Donating CD Sales to Red Cross

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – August 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Musician, author, artist and photographer Christopher Laird Simmons (www.SimChris.com) joined hundreds of other musicians, bands, and independent record labels today in ‘banding together’ with CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com) to donate their entire wholesale price on music sales to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.

The Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) Announces Upcoming Annual Benefit Music Festival, Divafest 9

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) is pleased to announce the upcoming annual benefit music festival, Divafest 9, which will take place on September 17th-18th at The Inn at the Willows in Guerneville, California. The institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women and girls in music and music related business.

95North Recording Corporation Tears Up a New Road in Music History

SWANZEY, NH – August 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 95North Recording Corporation tears up a new road in music history. Their latest CD, ‘Fins, Chrome, and the Open Road – A Tribute to the Cadillac’ races into history with a unique license. For the first time in the automobile giant’s 100+ years, General Motors Corporation has endorsed a music project in tribute to their famous Cadillac. Their decision to embrace this project was based on the incredible pool of talent, as well as the high standards of music production held at 95North Records.

Solo Performer Show Controller 2.4 Increases Play List Flexibility for Musicians Who Improvise Their Set Lists While Performing

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alien Apparatus Company, Inc. releases Solo Performer Show Controller version 2.4. Solo Performer Show Controller is a system for controlling the background music, lyrics displays, MIDI effects, and light shows for musicians. The system consists of a six-button foot controller that connects to a computer via USB, and software that runs on Windows and Macintosh.

Organist Keith Thompson plays THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER VARIATIONS by Dudley Buck in SF Concert June 25 and 26

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Keith Thompson will play music including popular composers, Elgar, Pachelbel, Brahms, Gershwin, Rodgers and Buck on the Skinner Symphonic Pipe Organ at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA on the June 25 – 26 weekend, Eugene Dong, an independent music producer, (www.echoesofheaven.com) announced today.

Tower Records Announces Exclusive In-Store Appearance by Don Omar at New York Lincoln Center Location on Friday, June 10th

NEW YORK CITY, NY – June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Having taken a break to enjoy the success of his last release, 2004’s ‘The Last Don: Live,’ Don Omar is ready to get back to the music. The popular reggaeton artist will be promoting his latest release, ‘Los Bandoleros,’ at the Tower Records Lincoln Center location this Friday, June 10th at 5pm.

The Miami Children’s Museum, in Collaboration with the Husky Gang School, is Hosting ‘A Magical Day With The Husky Gang’

MIAMI, Fla. – May 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Miami Children’s Museum, in collaboration with The Husky Gang School (Sdoia-Satz Music Institute of Miami) is hosting ‘A Magical Day With the Husky Gang’ on Sunday, June 5, 2005 at 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL There will be two one and one half hour performances, suitable for children, one from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM and another from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Organist Keith Thompson Plays Sousa and George M Cohan Memorial Day Weekend Concert in SF

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Keith Thompson will play music including popular composers, Eric Coates, George M Cohan and John Philip Sousa on the Skinner Symphonic Pipe Organ at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA on Memorial Day weekend, Eugene Dong, an independent music producer, (www.echoesofheaven.com) announced today.

The Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) is Pleased to Announce its Rock N’Roll Camp for Adults, Now in its Second Season, June 26th-July 2nd 2005

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Institute for the Musical Arts, a non-profit dedicated to supporting women in music, will be offering a rock ‘n roll camp for adults from June 26th-July 2nd at its campus in Goshen, MA. The cost is $750, and includes food, housing and instruction. When IMA began offering its rock camps for teen-aged girls, many adults wished out loud that they could come, so the institute added a rock camp for adults last year.

Muzak Takes Best In Show Award: GlobalShop 2005

CHARLOTTE, NC /Send2Press Newswire/ — Muzak (www.muzak.com) won the coveted Best Booth award, given by Visual Merchandising and Store Design at GlobalShop 2005 last week in Las Vegas, NV. With more than 25,000 attendees, the trade show is recognized as the largest international expo featuring the most innovative design, products and technologies in the world of retail.

Apple iTunes(tm) Releases Keith Thompson’s Pipe Organ Easter Classic, ‘HymnProvisations’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Eugene Dong, an independent music producer, today announced that Keith Thompson’s pipe organ classic for Easter, ‘HymnProvisations’ is available nationally and internationally through Apple iTunes(tm). In addition to the iTunes(tm) store in the USA, Thompson’s albums are now available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Finland, Portugal, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Alien Apparatus Company Solo Performer Show Controller 2.0 Adds MIDI Control and More

PHILADELPHA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alien Apparatus Company, Inc. releases Solo Performer Show Controller version 2.0. Solo Performer Show Controller is a system for controlling the background music, lyrics displays, MIDI effects, and light shows for musicians. The system consists of a six-button foot controller that connects to a computer via USB, and software that runs on Windows and Macintosh.

Muzak Shines Spotlight on Music

CHARLOTTE, NC /Send2Press Newswire/ — Muzak (www.muzak.com) announced today that they are incorporating a special events and holiday calendar into their core programming lineup. Muzak Spotlight will feature select artists on various days throughout the year, using music as a means to celebrate important events and pay tribute to influential bands and musicians.

Apple iTunes(tm) Releases Keith Thompson’s Pipe Organ Classic, ‘A King’s Christmas’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Eugene Dong, an independent music producer, today announced that Keith Thompson’s Christmas pipe organ classic, ‘A King’s Christmas’ is now available nationally and internationally through Apple iTunes(tm).