Archive for August 29th, 2009

 Whitney's Free GMA Concert

Whitney's Free GMA Concert

Whitney’s performing live in NYC and you’re invited!  The concert will take place September 1st at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield. Click here for full details.

JOANNA MOSCA Set to Perform 'Best Buy Live' Show in NYC - 'Keep On Going' One of the Most Added Tracks on FMQB AC40 Chart

JOANNA MOSCA Set to Perform 'Best Buy Live' Show in NYC - 'Keep On Going' One of the Most Added Tracks on FMQB AC40 Chart

WHO: Gearing up for her full-length debut album release this fall, singer/songwriter Joanna Mosca (www.joannamosca.com) of Dolce Diva Music, LLC will unveil new music at the Best Buy store in Manhattan on October 8 for its popular in-store music series, ‘Live at Best Buy’. The New York based artist is making a splash on the FMQB AC40 Chart with one of this week’s most added tracks, “Keep On Going.” The autobiographical single is a mid-tempo, anthem-like rocker produced by Jay Levine, and placed just behind a new track by Brian Wilson and ahead of Kelly Clarkson its first week out.

Mosca first charted on the FMQB AC40 chart in 2008 with her Top Ten hits “Not Enough” and a dynamic re-imagining of The Spinners’ “I’ll Be Around.” Her debut recoroding features songs co-written with composers who have penned hits for numerous country artists, including Martina McBride and Rascal Flatts. She has also collaborated on the project with Grammy Award-winning producers Tyrone Corbett and Robert Donsella, who have collectively worked with several American Idol artists signed to J Records and Wyclef Jean’s label. Corbett’s studio and touring credits also include R&B singer Will Downing, urban jazz greats Gerald Albright and Norman Brown, and folk legend Pete Seeger. The singing beauty also recently joined established songwriter/producer Jeremy Spillman, who has worked with country star Trisha Yearwood among others, to record two additional tracks in Nashville for the highly anticipated album.

WHAT: Joanna Mosca will give a free performance for the ‘Live at Best Buy’ music series in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. Prior to the show, Joanna will get glam by the make-up professionals at the MAC Pro Store (www.maccosmetics.com).

www.myspace.com/joannamosca

WHEN & WHERE:

Thursday, Oct. 8 @ 5 p.m.

Best Buy

60 W 23rd St. at 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10010

(212) 366-1373

Free admission

www.bestbuy.com

DAVE SCHULZ CELEBRATES HIS SOLO DEBUT RELEASE CONNECT WITH HOMETOWN FANS IN BUFFALO, NY ON SEPTEMBER 12

DAVE SCHULZ CELEBRATES HIS SOLO DEBUT RELEASE CONNECT WITH HOMETOWN FANS IN BUFFALO, NY ON SEPTEMBER 12

The Multi-talented Artist Brings His High Energy And Powerful Vocals Home For Two Performances

Charismatic singer, songwriter and keyboardist Dave Schulz (www.daveschulzmusic.com) will head to his hometown in Buffalo, NY to celebrate the release of his solo debut album Connect with two amazing performances on September 12. First, he will head to the Albright Knox Art Gallery at 3 p.m. for a performance spot in Robby Takac’s Music is Art Festival. Following his performance, Dave will take the stage at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery with his new L.A. based band for the hometown edition CD release show at 10 p.m. Joining him will be fellow 2008 Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame inductees Gretchen Schulz (and the Morvels), and brother Robert Schulz. Dave will also be reuniting Buffalo funk legends C.O. JONES for an after party set!

The instantly infectious 10 track collection also features extremely well connected players Schulz has admired for years, including Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan), bassists Tony Levin (King Crimson, Seal), Mike Porcaro (Toto), vocalist Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones), Robin DiMaggio (Paul Simon, David Bowie), and Randy Cooke (Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart).

For the past decade, Dave has been a touring/recording vocalist and keyboardist for superstars including Goo Goo Dolls, Bo Diddley, General Public, English Beat, Fuel, Berlin, and The Rembrandts to name a few. His talents have also earned him accolades including a win for Best Keyboardist of the Year (2006 All Access Music Awards) and a nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year (2005 Los Angeles Music Awards). He also received a 2009 “Honorable Mention” for both the 16th Annual Billboard World Song and 12th Annual Unisong International Songwriting Competitions for the song “Everything.” This summer, Dave made an appearance on FOX’s Strategy Room for a live performance and to discuss latest topics related to the entertainment industry. Dave has a current spotlight on Playboy.com and an upcoming feature in Keyboard Magazine.

Events Recap:

Saturday, September 12

Albright Knox Art Gallery

1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222
(716) 882-8700

www.musicisart.org

3 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION

Pearl Street Grill & Brewery

76 Pearl Street

Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 856-2337

www.pearlstreetgrill.com

10 p.m.

Cover: $5

   The Multi-Talented Performer Complements Her  Commitment To The Mo Wiley Children’s Foundation  With The Launch Of For The Streets, By The Streets Youth  Foundation, Which Works Specifically With At Risk Inner City Kids

The Multi-Talented Performer Complements Her Commitment To The Mo Wiley Children’s Foundation With The Launch Of For The Streets, By The Streets Youth Foundation, Which Works Specifically With At Risk Inner City Kids

This goooood music. Check it out on

www.myspace.com/missmowiley

Contrary to the old adage that we’ve all heard a million times, it’s IMpatience that’s the virtue—or at least it is with Bay Area female gangsta rapper Mo Wiley, who’s keeping busy with a ton of exciting entrepreneurial activities as she awaits the upcoming release of “You Can’t Touch It,” the club groove driven first single from her highly anticipated debut Major League Ballin’, due to drop this fall on Kent Entertainment’s First Kut Records.

In August, the multi-talented performer (www.myspace.com/missmowiley) was down in L.A. shooting a video for the track with director Ian Fletcher, whose credits include the clip for DJ Quik’s “Tonight’s The Night.” Building on the momentum of her opening gig in May for Wu-Tang Clan’s Cappadonna at the 24K Lounge, Wiley performed on August 2 at the King of the Streets 2009 Car Show Tour at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park on a bill with Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony, The Jacka and Mellow Man Ace. She is planning a tour centered on performances for U.S Troops for later this year and into 2010.

Though she cleaned up her act and went straight a while back now, Wiley brings a gritty vibe and real street cred to Major League Ballin’ and is already a popular club draw in Northern California with a huge fan base in Oakland (where she made Club 17 her home base). She’s matching her lofty ambitions with action, starting her career with big time players in the rap biz. Not only is she working with the “Godfather of Rap” (and Kent owner) Morey Alexander (who launched the careers of rap legends like N.W.A, Easy-E, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre), but her album was produced by one of FirstKut’s most popular artists, Slick (from Slick and the Shock Mob).

Like all the great rappers who develop an incredible business sense to expand their brand, Wiley is already planning an exclusive clothing line with Alexander, appropriately dubbed “Mo Wear.” Her Mo Wear line will feature hip-hop apparel for women, including casual jeans and T-shirts designed with the female in mind.

“When women traditionally shop for hip-hop apparel, they either end up looking like a guy or come home frustrated,” says Wiley. “I’m going to help design items specifically for them.”

Other lines under the Mo Wear brand will include Wiley Wear, which will feature casual athletic clothes, and her high-end Boss Gurl line, which includes fancier jeans, dresses, knee high boots and sexy but not overly risqué clothing geared towards a high spirited night on the town.

Through myspace, Wiley also connected with an online merchant site that allows users to create their own product line for memorabilia type items. She began messing around and getting creative and is now selling a line of U.S. postal stamps with her image on them as well as Mo Wiley Keds and Customized Keds featuring pictures and imagery from her photo shoot for Major League Ballin’. In addition to pics of Wiley in her baseball uniform on the front and sides, the shoes feature a candy stripe on the toes and insole—creating a customized candy cane like effect. Fans can check these out at www.zazzle.com/mowiley.

In 2008, the artist incorporated with several partners the Mo Wiley Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to feeding, sheltering and educating our youth. While the organization’s ultimate aim is to start an orphanage and a rehab facility for both parents and children to straighten out their lives and be productive members of society, the foundation is currently involved on a local level with several schools in San Leandro. Wiley has contracted with the district to help a choir class at one of the schools write six original songs; she will then donate the original beats and music along with 1,000 CDs of the songs for the school to sell at their annual concert to raise money for the music program.

Inspired by the negative media and blogosphere attention received by Oakland in the wake of the March, 2009 shooting of four OPD police officers by a single assailant, Wiley—believing that the city has many good children and families—recently launched a second community based organization called For The Streets, by The Streets Youth Foundation; its mission is to serve the needs of at risk inner city kids. Wiley and her cohorts are currently putting together a series of block parties to raise money for the foundation which will include barbecues and live musical performances. School supplies and backpacks will be given away at these events.

“Even though the media’s coverage of the tragedy made many people out there think we’re all at war with each other, there are many good things going on in Oakland and the surrounding areas,” says Wiley. “I feel that is important to give back to the community that helped me turn my life around, and from experience I know that if you touch children between 8 and 13 and show them a better way of life, they will be more inclined to pursue that kind of positive, healthy existence in the future. Abraham Lincoln once said something about leaving the earth better for your children than you inherited it, and that starts with responsibility on all of our parts.”

The HMMA web site is the only place on the internet to view GMS information.

The HMMA web site is the only place on the internet to view GMS information.

The Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) announces an exclusive, integral partnership with the newly established Guild Of Music Supervisors (GMS). The GMS membership will participate in reviewing and voting on HMMA music submissions, coordinate panels and mentoring sessions at the Music In Media Interactive Conference (MIMICON), and will officiate the Outstanding Music Supervision categories of the HMMA.  The HMMA web site is the only place on the internet to view GMS information.

The Guild Of Music Supervisors is comprised of the most prominent and successful film, television and multi-media music professionals in the world, dedicated to establishing and promoting the highest performance standards which exemplify and enhance the value of their specialized services within the entertainment and media industries. The GMS mission is to preserve and promote the role of the Music Supervisor as a valuable resource with specific knowledge and unique skill-sets that elevate the creative use of music within the entertainment and media industries and their respective products.

The Hollywood Music In Media Awards will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the Highlands Nightclub located in the Hollywood & Highland/Kodak Theater complex.  Following the HMMA will be the highly anticipated Music In Media Interactive Conference (MIMICON), taking place November 20-22 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, also located in the Hollywood & Highland complex.  The three-day conference will inform, educate, entertain and provide REAL opportunities for conference attendees, featuring top industry luminaries focusing on what artists and entertainment professionals need to know to get their music in film, TV, video games, movie trailers, commercials and other forms of contemporary media. Artists, composers, producers and song-writers will be given the unique opportunity to pitch their work directly to the GMS membership and other elite professionals that place, license, produce and create music.

MIMICON will include panels, seminars, workshops, interactive displays, live performances and one-on-one mentoring sessions with top industry professionals, including high-level members of the Guild Of Music Supervisors.

Early-bird registration for MIMICON is $295 through August 31. Beginning September 1st, the regular registration fee of $495 will be offered.  All interested artists and professionals are encouraged to take advantage of this early registration opportunity.  Special group rates are available and substantial hotel room discounts are offered exclusively to conference attendees.  To register for MIMICON, go to the Hollywood Music In Media Awards website at www.hmmawards.com.

About the HMMA

The Hollywood Music in Media Awards recognizes and honors the music of visual mediums, the talented individuals responsible for selecting it, and the music of artists, both mainstream and independent, from around the globe. HMMA is the first music awards event to recognize and honor excellence in music supervision and to place video games along side TV and film in terms of importance.  Iconic artists will also be presented with a variety of awards, including an award for Outstanding Career Achievement in honor of their accomplishments and longevity in the entertainment field. The evening will feature live music performances, celebrity appearances, award presentations, an exclusive VIP reception, and a dinner banquet catered by Wolfgang Puck, Inc. The entire event will be shot with multiple HD cameras for digital and cable broadcasts in 17 countries and U.S. territories (120 Million households).

To be a part of this truly unique opportunity, visit the HMMA website at www.hmmawards.com.


MIMI CONHollywood Music In Media Awards:

November 19, 2009

The Highlands

Hollywood & Highland/Kodak Theater Complex

6801 Hollywood Blvd., Fourth Floor

Hollywood, CA 90028


Media Interactive Conference (MIMICON):

November 20-22, 2009

Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

Hollywood & Highland / Kodak Theater Complex

1755 N. Highland Avenue

Hollywood, CA 90028

 KAYLAH MARIN live performance shot at The Mint

KAYLAH MARIN live performance shot at The Mint

Check out her song “Tell Me Why” on MySpace. That voice is amazing.

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www.myspace.com/kaylahmarin

KAYLAH MARIN: THE ALTERNATIVE NEO-SOUL SONGRTRESS IS “LOVING LIFE” DRAWING AN AMAZING TURN OUT FOR HER DEBUT RECORD RELEASE PARTY AT LOS ANGELES’ LANDMARK VENUE, THE MINT

Laurie Andrewsen of Epiphany Productions San Francisco, Ue3 Promotions, Mazzetta Promotion and Luck Media & Marketing, Inc. Presented Kaylah Marin’s New Album “Loving Life” To Key Music Industry Leaders Flown In From All Over The U.S. For The Unforgettable Event

The major players of the indie music world showed up to a packed house on August 19 to celebrate the multi-talented singer/songwriter Kaylah Marin (www.kaylahmarin.com) for her record, Loving Life’s release party at L.A.’s hot spot The Mint (www.themintla.com).

 KAYLAH MARIN and 2009 Barbados Reggae Artist of the Year David Kirton.

KAYLAH MARIN and 2009 Barbados Reggae Artist of the Year David Kirton.

Presented by Laurie Andrewsen of Epiphany Productions San Francisco, Ue3 Promotions (www.ue3promotions.com), Mazzetta Promotion and Luck Media & Marketing, Inc. (www.luckmedia.com), Kaylah blew the audience away with her powerful vocals and high energy stage presence.


Tom Mazzetta of Mazzetta Promotion, speacial guest Al Martino and KAYLAH MARIN.

Tom Mazzetta of Mazzetta Promotion, speacial guest Al Martino and KAYLAH MARIN.

Loving Life’s preliminary tracks were produced by Jeff Watson (guitarist for Night Ranger) and Joey P. (engineer for Ludacris). Kaylah then teamed up with the five-time Grammy award winning producer Narada Michael Walden (Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey) to complete the album.

Emerging Las Vegas rock band Theory of Flight's drummer Tyler Willams, KAYLAH MARIN and Theory of Flight's vocalist Beau Hodges.

Emerging Las Vegas rock band Theory of Flight's drummer Tyler Willams, KAYLAH MARIN and Theory of Flight's vocalist Beau Hodges.

Kaylah’s current single “Green Caddie” is charting at #15 on ACQB’s Top 100, alongside Kings of Leon, Rob Thomas, Miley Cyrus and the Fray. Green Caddie” inspired TIGI Linea (www.tigihaircare.com) to sponsor her release party’s swag gift bags for the company’s new “green” and organic hair line called LOVE, PEACE and the PLANET.

To tie with the color theme, gourmet green color cupcakes topped with vanilla frosting from L.A.’s Yummy Cakes (www.yummycupcakes.com) went over nicely with VIP bottle service from Grey Goose vodka. To capture the evening, amazing photos were taken by well known photographer Richard E. Aaron (www.rockpix.com) who has shot music icons such as Michael Jackson, David Bowie, and B.B. King to name a few.

KAYLAH MARIN live performance shot at The Mint

KAYLAH MARIN live performance shot at The Mint

ELIJAH WOOD VOICES NEW ANIMATED FILM “9”

Photos copyright Tafriha Ahmed

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood provides the voice for the lead character in the new animated film “9”.  He stopped by the 2009 Comic Con in SandDiego to talk about the film.  Check out “9”  when it opens in theaters on September 9th.

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