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Spotify Single A New Way of Love by Music Icon Randy Hall Hits the Heart of Usher Fans

Grammy Award Winning Artist Randy Hall, hits home with his newest release, “A New Way of Love”. The Spotify single appeals to many Usher fans with how it represents the way we should show love to others during this trying time.

 

Listen to “A New Way of Love” On Spotify! 

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Randy Hall is an American singer, guitarist, and record producer who is best known for collaborating with Miles Davis during the 1980s. Hall helped Davis arrange “The Man With The Horn”, and its title track featured lead vocals by Hall, who also played guitar, synthesizer and celesta on the track.

 

Hall recently spoke out in response to current events, stating, “I can’t wait to see us champion this and for us all to rise to a greater level of love and togetherness as human beings. I want to make a record that the whole wide world would sing, then go on tour and set the stage on fire!”

 

The chorus of “A New Way of Love” has a sweet ear-bending harmonic surprise

kissed to life by backup singers Medina Johnson and Patrice “KP” Isley while the

rhythm track gives those mature enough to remember a masterful Barry White

vibration.

 

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Take some supremely pocketed digi-beats, bass and ambient guitar, wed them to

some delicious la-la female backing vocal garnish – all at the service of a soulfully

swaggering lead vocal – and you’ve got, “A New Way of Love.”

 

The only things this 4-minute single edit lack are a mid-song breakdown, a sexy

spoken mack laid on thick over the top and a guitar solo from master-picker Hall

(recently featured on the 2019 Miles Davis unearthed-from-the-vault collection

Rubberband).”Come on, brother. Why you holdin’ out on us?”

 

Maybe he just wants to leave us wanting more. Mission: Accomplished.

“A New Way Of Love” by Randy Hall is available now!

 

Check out the “A New Way Of Love” Video on YouTube!

 

Keep up with Randy’s touring and news updates at:

www.RandyHallMusic.com 

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Tommy James Draggin’ The Line 2020 Spotify single features Steven VanZandt of Bruce Springsteen band

Tommy James, legendary star of Tommy James and the Shondells, drops a stellar remake of his hit, “Draggin The Line (2020 Version)”, featuring Emmy Award-winning rapper T.O.N.E-z and celebrated guitarist Steven van Zandt. Steven van Zandt is the beloved guitarist of Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band and fronts his own Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul.

Listen on Spotify at: Draggin’ the Line -2020 version\

The original “Draggin The Line” was a top 5 single in 1971. In 2019, James released Alive, his first album in ten years where he included the hip-hop-infused “Draggin’ The Line” (2020 Version). The album charted #10 on Billboard’s Independent Chart.

Tommy James has long been known as a music innovator and masterful writer and producer, revered for his cutting edge work on his multiple platinum hits including “Crimson & Clover,” Mony Mony,” and “Crystal Blue Persuasion.”

 

Although he was a huge hitmaker in the 70’s he has not slowed his roll. Tommy can be heard weekly on his SiriusXM 60s On 6 satellite radio show, and continues to tour the U.S., playing dozens of sold out shows annually. His critically acclaimed autobiography, Me The Mob and The Music, has a film version in the works with producer Barbara DeFina (Good Fellas, Casino).

 

Stay up to date with Tommy by checking out:

www.TommyJames.com  

 

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Smooth Jazz Musician Dave Sereny Jammin A Spotify Embodiment Of Miles Davis Music

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Dave Sereny, a Toronto based musician, has ruptured the airwaves in the Soul and Blues genre with latest Single “Jammin” https://spoti.fi/2JTFKAy  off his highly anticipated album “Talk To Me!”

Dave mixes genres of blues and soul influences over glistful reggae grooves that are reminiscent of Bob Marley and Miles Davis.  The single “Jammin” is a well executed track, an upbeat interpretation of Bob Marley’s smash hit “Jammin” but with a twist of lead angelic vocals that are piercing to the soul.

Dave Sereny made yet another breakthrough album, coming back from his 11-year hiatus. His last album “Take a Ride” led him to become an award winning jazz musician. Now back with his latest album “Talk to me” its surged the Soul, Blues and Jazz charts.

You can listen to this amazing single on Spotify or Apple Music. This song is also available on his album Talk To Me available on all streaming platforms. For updates on Dave Sereny, follow him on Twitter or check out www.DaveSereny.com!

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To Collect Music Royalties From Your YouTube Videos Embed An ISRC Number In Your Songs

Did you know that musicians who post YouTube videos for their music need an ISRC code? An ISRC code tracks additional royalties generated from your music videos. But first you must embed an ISRC code into the master file of your YouTube video!

 

Although YouTube pays you its own royalty from advertisements, it is possible to collect additional royalties when you use an ISRC code. This allows your YouTube videos for music to become more profitable!  The ISRC also applies to earning royalties on other sites besides YouTube. The first step is purchasing an ISRC code from an authorized vendor and having them embed it into the master file of your video along with your metadata. Once embedded, the ISRC code is tracked for each time the video is streamed for which you get paid. For more information click this link: YouTube ( at: bit.ly/ISRCYouTube )

 

Web ‘n Retail is licensed by the RIAA to issue and embed ISRC numbers into your master audio and music video files.  They have been in business for over 25 years helping musicians with specific challenges including marketing campaigns, ISRC code services and more.  For additional information, click here: www.MusicMarketingBYWebnRetail.com/ISRC-Number

 

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Country Pop Artist Eileen Carey Welcomes October with San Diego Show

On October 10th, country pop fans of artists such as Keith Urban and Leann Rimes will have the opportunity to experience Eileen Carey live. She is a renowned vocalist who will be performing at the House of Blues in San Diego as part of the RAW Artist Showcase, beginning at 6:00pm, displaying all of her power and flair. Music Connection Magazine’s review of her previous show at the Whisky A Go Go said of Carey’s performance:

“The crowd was hooked from the moment “Hearts of Time” kicked off the night. Carey’s sassy, yet humble, stage demeanor gave off Gretchen Wilson meets Miranda Lambert vibes. [The crowd] engaged in hand clapping, line dancing and singing along … She’s not afraid to voice her thoughts and opinions. [The performance was] a perfect blend of upbeat and lower-tempo tracks showcasing her experience and versatility with ease, so much so that it came as a shock when her set was about to end.”

You really should capitalize on this opportunity to see the woman Elmore Magazine dubbed “a true musical chameleon who blends pop and rock and country influences with ease,” in person. Her unbeatable energy and charisma is uniquely refreshing, and all those in attendance of the showcase will bear witness to these traits. Her music resonates with all audiences with its engaging lyrics and captivating instrumental accompaniment.

For those not around the San Diego area next week, you can still experience Eileen Carey’s excellence. She recently released the official music video to her hit track “That Town.” The video illuminates the common struggle so many of us experience of trying to decide whether to leave the safety of our hometowns for the opportunities of the real-world, or to remain in our comfort zones. The music video carries a light mood with kids in Los Angeles embracing their bravery and entering the world outside of home.

To watch the “That Town” official video, check it out on YouTube. Other ways you can explore the talents of Eileen Carey are via Spotify. Also, to stay updated on all things Eileen Carey, visit her website and follow her Facebook and Instagram.

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End Your Summer With a Bang with Leslie Cours Mather’s New Album

This summer has been a great season for my favorite artists. Brian McShea and the Sidemen dropped an EP in June, and now Leslie Cours Mather is finally releasing her “I’m A Survivor” album on the 27th of September! I’m so excited because all the songs that Leslie has released so far have been such memorable hits, and I can’t wait to see what more she has in store for us on her new album!

This is going to be a big month for Leslie; with the new album release and performance at the Kidney Walk in Irvine, it’s going to be fun! The Kidney walk is going to be a great opportunity for her because it takes place just days after her album release, so those who get to go are blessed with hearing a bunch of her new songs live for the first time! I highly encourage that you guys go because you get to have fun on a walk with your friends, listen to some great new adult contemporary music, and, most importantly, you get to support a great cause! So get out there, download her new album, and take a walk for a cause!

Just be sure to follow her on Facebook and Spotify to keep updated on the latest and greatest form Leslie! If you’re as excited as I am, you can pre-order her album here! For more information about Leslie Cours Mather’s participation in the Kidney Walks for the National Kidney Foundation, click here: http://donate.kidney.org/site/TR/Walk/NKFServingtheWest?team_id=211110&pg=team&fr_id=8848

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Singer Songwriter To Celebrate Big Milestone with New Album Release

A relentless fighter battled her way through a kidney transplant two years ago. September 27th will mark the anniversary of this endeavor for Leslie Cours Mather, and to celebrate her triumphs she will be releasing a powerful album entitled “I’m A Survivor” on September 28th. Leslie’s songs are filled with inspiring lyrics that tell her life story and the hardships that she went through. Whenever I listen to her, I can’t help but feel happy and motivated because no matter what life throws at Leslie, she will always be motivated to fight through.

The bravery and resilience of Mather will continue to shine even after her incredible adult contemporary album is released. In the months following her release, Leslie will be performing at multiple Kidney Walk events hosted by the National Kidney Foundation. The Kidney Walks will be in Irvine, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Her performances will be perfect for these events because, being that she’s gone through a kidney transplant herself, her music can be a beacon of hope to all of those who have to go through what she went through. Whether you want to hear great music, or walk and support a great cause, you should definitely try and participate in one of these Kidney Walks!

Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Spotify to keep updated on the latest and greatest from Leslie! If you’re as excited as I am, you can preorder her album here! For more information about Leslie Cours Mather’s participation in the Kidney Walks for the National Kidney Foundation, click here.

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Kitaro Presents Free Music Concert For Healing Community at Raven Performing Arts Theater this Sunday

Grammy Award Winning New Age/World Music Artist, Kitaro who is a Sonoma Valley Resident donates his time to bring spiritual healing and mindfulness to residents of the area who were affected by the Sonoma County fires.   With so many affected by the recent events, there is still much to be grateful for and Kitaro hopes his music will provide help and hope to the minds and souls of so many who have been dealing with so much and/or so little during these trying times.  The concert is intended for not only those that lost their homes or loved ones, but also for fire relief workers, social workers and educators who have done so much for so many during, and in the days and months following the fires. 

Prior to his concert “Kojiki and the Universe” which takes place on Sunday night, November 19 at the Raven Performing Arts Theater; Kitaro will perform a FREE concert during the day at the Raven venue.  The Doors open at 2:30 pm and the music begins at 3:30 pm.   

Capacity for the event is limited.   In order to obtain your FREE Tickets (1st come-1st served) basis to potential recipients, you must register here .  Once all the tickets have been distributed, potential recipients can request to be put on the waiting list by email to:  info@livemusiclantern.org

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Confused… by Love is the Perfect Rom-Com for this Weekend

If you’re looking for the perfect rom-com to watch this weekend, well Confused… by Love might be the one you’ll want to check out. The film follows the story of Ferguson Middlebecker (Keith Mascoll) an anti-social author and his socialite wife, Tiffany Middlebecker (Jamie Perez), forced to invite his best friend and ex-girlfriend (Simba Dibinga and Jordan Lloyd respectively) to stay with the couple in order to save their house from foreclosure. Watch the trailer here.

 

Fun facts about the movie and the director: it was made in 6 days, and there was an IndieGoGo page set up for the movie back in March of 2015 wherein they were able to raise over $8,000 dollars in 30 days. Crosby Tatum is an young 20 something; very self-motivated, independent Television/Motion Picture Producer/Director who has produced, directed, written, and edited entertainment content for Domestic and International Audiences worldwide. He also has his own studio called Triceptus Films.

 

Confused… by Love is an official “Award-Winning” film selected by six different film festivals. The most recent selection being from the Hollywood Black Film Festival! The movie will be screening on February 23 at 12:45 pm at the AMC Theater Marketplace 6 in Marina Del Rey, CA. For more details you can check out the HBFF website.

 

If you’re interested, the film is available for streaming on Amazon Prime, Google Play , Youtube and Indierights.

Don’t forget to check out the official website here: http://www.confusedfilm.com!confusedbyloveposter.JPEG

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An Inside Look Of The Life Of A Beach Boy As Narrated By Mike Love; Perfect Read For This Holiday Season

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In the book “Good Vibrations: My Life As A Beach Boy” (or in the audiobook by the same name which Mike narrates), Mike Love tells his own story for the first time, of how a sheet-metal apprentice became the quintessential front man for America’s most successful rock band, singing in more than 5,600 concerts in 26 countries. Love also narrates the stories behind his lyrics for pop classics such as “Good Vibrations” (which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year), “California Girls,” “Surfin’ USA,” and “Kokomo.”

When we all listened to the Beach Boys, every conjured image was that of charmed lives, happy go lucky existence, carefree life, beaches and sunshine. Mike’s journey was for the most part happy, but the challenges that came along with the Beach Boys fame was not always so.

Both the book and audiobook have been on the New York Best Seller List since a week after release. Check out an audio preview here .  Get it at Penguin Random House Books online  (Hardcover, AudioBook or eBook) , Amazon (Kindle, Hardcover or Paperback Book ), Walmart (Hardcover Book) or Barnes & Noble (Hardcover Book).

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