Monday, August 10, 2009

The GAP Celebrates Its' 40th Anniversary! - Bernie Journey to Perform in Stamford, CT Store

Pop/Dance music sensation Bernie Journey performs live in-store August 20th

"Mr. Journey, aside from nicking George Michael's demos, seems to have carried off the man's vocal cords as well". - John Scalzi, IndieCrit

New York, NY - Bernie Journey presents his inspirational pop/dance music in celebration of the Gap's 40th anniversary during an up-close performance at the GAP, 100 Grey Rock Place, Stamford, CT on Thursday, August 20th, 2009 with a Free Live Show beginning at 7PM. Bernie Journey's self-titled debut CD and his sophomore release "The World in the Eye of the Beholder" will be available for purchase at this event which is open to the general public.

On August 20, 2009, every Gap store in the U.S. and Canada will simultaneously host an exclusive, live acoustic music night to celebrate Gap's 40 years of heritage in jeans and music. Each store will feature a different musical group, with Bernie Journey chosen to perform in the Gap in Stamford, CT. Gap's ties to music go back to its first store in San Francisco that opened 40 years ago selling jeans and records. Today, Gap continues to connect with people through music.

Bernie Journey's January 27, 2009 sophomore release "The World in the Eye of the Beholder" displays his infectious lyrics and hypnotic rhythms. All tunes were penned by the man himself with the hope that he might inspire others in life. Take a listen to his songs "A Song of Hope Everlasting" and "A Better Life" and you will hear exactly where Bernie is coming from.

Date and Time: 08/20/2009 7:00 PM

Location:GAP (Clothing Store)
100 Grey Rock
Place: Stamford, CT
Phone: (203)327-3448

http://www.berniejourney.com
http://www.myspace.com/berniejourney
http://www.twitter.com/berniejourney


Media Contact(mp3s, presskit/photo, interviews):
J2 Entertainment PR
PO Box 7862, New York, NY 10150

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Shyan Selah and Brave New World Go Big, Sign with Bungalo/Universal

July 20, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA - Brave New World, Inc (BNW) is proud to announce that it has signed a new distribution deal with Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group Distribution, currently the #1in music distribution.

For the last year BNW has been searching for the right distribution company that would understand and mesh with its label's unique mission of entertainment and outreach. In addition to distributing Shyan Selah's (BNW CEO and artist) next album project, Bungalo/UMD will take an active role in supporting BNW's global community projects.

"The Bungalo/Universal team is a great match for us because their executive office understands our approach and philosophy of business," says Selah. "To add, they agree with our global initiatives so it's great to have a major machine support our movement of delivering good music, community outreach and entertainment to the youth and adult markets worldwide."

The label to label deal with Bungalo/UMD is a landmark for Brave New World and will provide marketing support and distribution to both domestic and foreign markets.

"The Brave New World family has worked long and hard pursuing our goals with a lot of passion and the intention of including the local and global community," adds Selah. "To sign this deal brings a breath of fresh air because it shows the people that you can be true to a cause and stay relevant to the marketplace. Now that we're partnered with the number one distribution group in the world we plan on taking full advantage in continuing to complete our goals."

"We're very excited to have Shyan and Brave New World as part of the Bungalo/UMD family," said Paul Ring, CEO of Bungalo Records. "Shyan is an exceptional artist and genuine in his passion for the betterment of the world. Through this partnership we have a chance to create something very unique and different in music."

Jon Stockton, former Def Jam and Bad Boy executive and current VP of Music for BNW, says the enthusiasm for the deal is mutual.

"I think it's great! Signing with Bungalo is just what we needed at BNW," says Stockton. "It's the perfect marriage and we're excited about working with Paul and his staff. Bungalo has a great track record, and I am pleased to have top notch distribution to help us present BNW & Shyan Selah to the rest of the world! Get ready because BNW is about to shut this rap game down."

For more information on Shyan Selah please visit www.ShyanSelah.com or www.myspace.com/ShyanSelah. For interview requests please contact: Brave New World Media Relations: press@planetbrave.com. For more information on Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group please visit www.bungalorecords.com

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Rising R&B sensation Nypoleon releases the first single off his upcoming mixtape "Waiting on the 166".

DJs, this one is already buzzing, let's get it spinning asap!

"Love it! Just what radio needs!"
--DJ Kevin "Sugar Daddy" Woodley
WBLS 107.5fm New York

"Nypoleon is not the average artist...a vocal burster to look out for."
-- URB Magazine

"...His beats and grooves just kill and his deep tenor voice lay over them with the right attitude to make them viable."
-- First Coast News, Jacksonville, Fl

"Nypoleon gives the audience the kind of performance that illustrates his charismatic stage presence."
-- Essex Journal, NJ

"Nypoleon has potential to be a great artist"
Hitlist.com

"...Nypoleon's vocal abilities is impressive for a young R&B artist. His ability to ride the beat with ease can be compared to a young Usher."
-- Hot Indie News

Nypoleon has a great voice and the songs contain nice hooks
-- The Phantom Tollbooth

"His smooth vocal performance and his songwriting is well worth mentioning as it separates him from his contemporaries"
-- RadioIndy.com

Download here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/624901762abb78ff/

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Las Vegas GirlFestival 2009! Adds More Dates & Venues!

Las Vegas, NV July 14, 2009 - The Las Vegas GirlFestival 2009! Has just gotten bigger! The festival has just added 5 more days, and will now take place October 17th., - 26th. at various venues and locations in Las Vegas!

The festival has added 5 nights at the Beauty Bar, an outdoor show at Bruce Trent park, and a show at Gallo's Rockin' Pizza.

Over 125, all-girl indie bands, female fronted bands, solo and duo
performers, as well as dancers, spoken word artists, comics, and film makers will take part in the festival. The LVGF 2009 is being presented by the WorldFolk organization and Diesel Rocket Promotions.

For more information or If you have musicians who would be interested in performing or if you are interested in sponsoring or sending swag, please contact us at: lvgirlfestival2009@yahoo.com or 702-353-8178. The

LVGF is a showcase of some of the best established and up-and-coming female performers and artists in the U.S. The festival is open to all ages and genres.

Visit us at: www.lasvegasgirlfestival.com

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Monday, July 13, 2009

NEW MUSIC WEEKLY LAUNCHES SUMMER HITS ISSUE ALONG WITH NEW R&R REPORTING PANEL

New Music Weekly Magazine is getting set for a Summer Hits Special focusing on new artists and bands, their singles set for release and songs already breaking currently at radio.

The radio/music trade publication has received a lot of attention recently in light of Radio & Records closing, as they have been integrating R&R stations to their existing panel of reporting radio stations. New Music Weekly magazine currently has over 650 reporters in Top40, Country, Hot AC, College & Adult Contemporary and they continue to service their latest real-time 24/7 tracking, print and media press coverage to radio stations, programmers and music executives worldwide.

Artists can submit their current releases for consideration and the publication is making special ad rates available for their new! Summer Hits issue.

For information on becoming a station reporter or more about the publication in general contact New Music Weekly at: 310-325-9997 ( Los Angeles) or 615-323-2200 ( Nashville, TN) or staff@newmusicweekly.com

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Steven Tyler Signs Management Deal With Greenberg & Flom At UEG

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) -- Steve Tyler has left his long-term managers Howard Kaufman and Trudy Green to sign with Union Entertainment Group where he is being repped by John Greenberg and Jason Flom.

Yes, that Jason Flom. Flom, a veteran label exec and formerly chairman/CEO of EMI Music's Capitol Music Group, recently re-launched his Lava Records imprint and also pacted with Cherry Lane in a new joint venture, Lava Music Publishing.

Kauffman still reportedly continues to manage Tyler's band, Aerosmith. A rep from Union Management Group was unavailable to comment at the time of publication. - CelebrityAccess Staff

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Amanda Ghost Named President Of Epic Records

Amanda Ghost has been appointed President, Epic Records, it was announced by Rob Stringer, Chairman Columbia/Epic Label Group.

Ms. Ghost will join the company effective February 16, 2009 and be responsible for overseeing the overall management and creative direction of Epic Records.

She will be based in New York and report directly to Mr. Stringer.

"I am delighted that Amanda has chosen to bring her creative vision and flair to the Epic label. In the changing environment of the music business record labels undoubtedly need to be complete partners with the artistic community and Amanda will be the perfect executive to meet that challenge," said Mr. Stringer.

"I'm very excited to be working with Rob Stringer and joining a label as iconic as Epic," commented Ms. Ghost. "Epic historically has stood for pop music in as broad and exciting a sense as possible."

"I'm not a conventional choice as an executive in the music business, but it is testament to the new mood at Sony where content is now king and the music business is being put back in the hands of creative talent such as myself. I'm here to draw on my experiences as an artist, songwriter and producer to make the new and existing artists signed to Epic as brilliant and successful as possible," she continued.

Ms. Ghost's most recent acclaim has come as a Grammy-nominated songwriter, working with artists such as Beyoncé, James Blunt, Jordin Sparks, Kanye West, Shakira, Jay Z and many others. She has recently been nominated alongside Beyoncé for a Golden Globe for the song 'Once in a Lifetime' the theme song for Cadillac Records.

Her songs and compositions have sold over 25 million records in the last three years. Her credits include James Blunt's "You're Beautiful"; Beyoncé & Shakira's "Beautiful Liar" and Jordin Sparks "'Tattoo."

As a popular artist and performer in her own right, Ms. Ghost released her major label debut album "Ghost Stories" (Warner Bros.) in 2000 and later went on to release records in the UK on her own record label, Plan A records which was distributed through Universal Records. During that time she also started a publishing label and music production company where she signed new and developing artists, most recently, Hugo Chakra, who is licensed through Jay Z's record label Roc Nation.

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