Monday, April 30, 2012
Happy Birthday to Keyth Lawrence
Happy Birthday to Kent James formerly Nick Name
Happy Birthday to David Briggs (Confirmed Bachelor)
Happy Birthday to Tracy Stark
Happy Birthday to the late Alice B. Toklas 04/30/1877 - 03/07/1967
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
David Dub is a truly gifted recording artist. He writes all his own lyrics, composes his melodies/harmonies, co produces all his songs and sings all the lead and background vocals. He is involved in every part of the creative process.
Available At CD Baby
2. The One Alright
3. All I Need
5. I Am Waiting
6. Baby Thank You
7. Move Your Body
9. Let It Shine (A Capella Interlude)
10. Love Is Real
11. Give Me A Minute
12. The Way You Love Me
13. Long Time (Prelude)
14. Long Time
15. For Our Love
16. These Same Things
17. Give Me Your Love
18. Believe (Kilo Dub)
[rec]ord, wollenberg records sixth release since 2005, is exploding with five brand new never-before-heard Richard Cortez songs!
This DIY EP, carefully constructed in Cortez' home recording studio, is driven by an airtight 13-piece orchestra and a wailing chorus of back-up singers. Richard's quirky signature hammering and finger-picking of his acoustic guitar, memorable mouth-curling lyrics and adoring warm baritone voice lay a strong foundation for the album's expansive and soaring arrangements written by none other than Cortez himself.
From the soulful heartfelt rock anthem "Patsy Cline" to the big-band Beatles-inspired "The Next Best Thing", this is Richard's strongest and most eclectic work to date. Listen to Richard Cortez like you've never heard him before with [record, available from digital sources and Wollenberg Records on May 1.
From the CD "Shine" available on CDBaby
This was written & recorded for a close friend/relative who was in a severe auto accident a few years back...she received massive head trauma & was in a coma for a couple of months...she wasn't expected to live. NO ONE survives the kind of injuries she incurred, YET she is still here...this song is a homage to her life!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Song written and performed by Sacha Sacket.
To download the mp3 for free, click here
To download the video mp4 file for free, click here
Recorded live at The Cave. 2012. Copyright 2012. Phonix. All rights reserved.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
released 24 April 2012 Written by Christopher Dallman Original song produced by George Stanford Remix by SIRPAUL Art by Sean Akers
Rachael Sage: Celebrated songstress Rachael Sage is set to release her 10th studio album Haunted By You on May 22nd, on the label she owns and operates, MPress Records. Rachael has had an illustrious career as an independent artist, respected and praised by the likes of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Rolling Stone and Billboard. She has shared the stage with Ani DiFranco, Sarah McLachlan and Shawn Colvin and her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO and the "Fame" soundtrack. She has made a name for herself as one of the most active touring artists in independent music with her theatrical stage show, signature flair and colorful stage banter. Billboard has said "her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter" and RollingStone.com called her a "genuine talent." This year, her label MPress Records received its first GRAMMY nomination and its first Billboard charting record.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Before they were Candy Apple Blue they were once known as The Inertia Case.
The Inertia Case contributed music for the gay themed movie "Between Love & Goodbye"
Free Download At Bandcamp.
Richard Cortez and Nick Kask build a recording studio in Richard's studio apartment.
ever wonder how Richard Cortez makes his music? How he managed to build a recording studio in his studio apartment with NO BUDGET? episiode three - building the studio.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
EQ Music and Aztec Records have teamed up together to release an EPIC electronic pop compilation called "This Beat Is Poptronik - Volume One" which is out now on most worldwide digital retailers.
The album features 32 of the most celebrated artists brings together a family of musicians that are creating relevant and credible music in the pop genre.
LGBT Artists on the compilation include SIRPAUL, Simulover, Adam Tyler, Killian Wells & Matthew Duffy.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Upcoming full length video concert release TOBI: "LIVE in London" on Mctrax.com
Written for and dedicated to thier friend Chris Lynch who always believed in them. (July 28, 1971 - April 16, 2012) Artist: Candy Apple Blue Song: I Don't Know How To Say Goodbye Album: Night Tracks Alexander Storm Mgmt. Label: MRIX MUZIK Records ©2012 MRIX MUZIK (ASCAP) Released by: MRIX MUZIK RECORDS
Friday, April 20, 2012
Music video by Scissor Sisters performing Only The Horses. (C) 2012 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Scissors' brand new album 'Magic Hour' out 28th May is also available for pre-order now on Play.com
Pre-order the 'Only The Horses' single out 13th May on iTunes
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Mac Valentine released his first solo album titled “OS 1.01” in December of 2011. This collection of 13 songs captures Mac’s own struggles in life with drugs, self acceptance, and political views. Currently based in Palm Springs, CA, Mac Valentine’s OS 1.01 will be creating a new frontier for indie-solo artists.
released 13 December 2011
All music, lyrics, production, and engineering by Mac Valentine. Logo by Knol Aust. Additional remix and vocal production by Ben All. Photography by Dustin McCurdy.
Happy Birthday to Mark Barnes
Happy Birthday to Thomas Raniszewski
Happy Birthday to Ellis
Happy Birthday to Nate Borofsky (Girlyman)
Happy Birthday to Cindy Pruitt
Happy Birthday to Rick Berlin
Happy Birthday to the late Dick Sargent 04/19/1930 - 07/08/1994
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Available On iTunes
Piano-playing songstress Laura Nyro has been inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Nyro, who died 15 years ago at 49, smoothly incorporated gospel, jazz and other styles into her music, which has inspired artists for years and is being embraced by a new generation.
Although she never made it big commercially, other artists like Blood, Sweat & Tears, Three Dog Night, The Fifth Dimension & Barbra Streisand had hits with her songs.
Bette Midler inducted Nyro and called her an artist for whom "love was the main thing." Midler said Nyro captured the passionate and romantic essence of New York City.
Nyro's son, hip-hop artist Gil Bianchini, accepted on his mother's behalf Saturday night in Cleveland.
Monday, April 16, 2012
"The Gay Pimp" Jonny McGovern's new single "#TOTDF" aka "Texting On The Dancefloor" from his CD, "The Gayest Of All Time".
Sponsored by Broswithphones.com
Directed by Billy Butler
Song Produced by Markaholic
Written by Jonny McGovern & Markaholic
Available On iTunes
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Will You Be ONE of 1,000?
Join me in supporting OUTMUSIC - The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts home to the annual OUTMUSIC Awards.
We are mobilizing and organizing 1,000 recording artists and patrons of the arts to join & support the OUTMUSIC 1,000 Strong Campaign. We will launch the campaign on June 1st and end July 31, 2012. Before we launch, we need to organize and urge everyone to join or renew their membership to the Academy. This campaign is not to only raise much needed funds, but to show that our LGBT music industry is viable, that our LGBT music market has spending power and that our LGBT music platform can stand up equally in the mainstream entertainment industry.
TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT FOR THE 8TH ANNUAL OUTMUSIC AWARDS
ALL RECORDING ARTISTS MUST JOIN THE ACADEMY June 1 - JULY 31, 2012
We must be successful with the OUTMUSIC 1,000 Strong Campaign.
PLEASE EMAIL THE ACADEMY (firstname.lastname@example.org) TO MAKE YOUR COMMITMENT
Tell them that Bill Northrup sent you!
A Band Is Born
Georgios Garganopoulos of Timeface Project
When the German based sound designer Timeface Project & the American based synthpop band Candy Apple Blue decided to collaborate on one song together, they had no idea at the time that this would soon turn into a decision form a new band & write an entire album together!
Carly Emerick & Hoyt Emerick of Candy Apple Blue
Unicorn Friction is the exciting new union between Georgios Garganopoulos, Carly Emerick & Hoyt Emerick. This new enity quickly took on a life of it's own! With a spark of pure pop passion this project got under way in early November 2011. Just one month later the trio have united on six brand new songs together with four more in the works.
The first song to come out of this unique pairing is a power pop ballad called "A Lonely Love".
Stay tuned for more details as they unfold and most importantly keep your ear to the ground for their up coming debut album "Existential Crisis".
Check Out Their Website For More Info.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Help Dan Holguin raise money to release his second EP.
ANNOUNCING JACK SCHELL - THE SOUNDWEAVER'S ONLINE LISTENING EXPERIENCE!
We are jazzed. Thanks to Tristan Algeria Viridis and John Kazanjian aka The Chief, today we announce that our completely revised website is now ready for your viewing. Each of our guests has FREE listening privileges to oodles of full length versions of Jack Schell-The SoundWeaver music on this website at anytime anywhere. There is NO REGISTERING AND NO COST required. Just turn your speakers on or plug in your headphones for the ultimate listening experience! Stay as long as you like and return often. Enjoy and let us know your thoughts about the website and the music!
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
2. Just a Little
3. Out My Face (Wah Wah Wah)
5. Just Stop (feat Ryan Whoah)
6. Digital Love
7. Drug Thru the Mud
8. Werkin' My Body (feat Cherie Lily)
9. Break Your Fall
10. Vogue [Bonus Track]
11. Just a Little (Jeyell's Pop Remix) [Bonus Track]
12. Out My Face (Jeyell's Slow Mix) [Bonus Track]
13. Break Your Fall (Break Bomb Radio Edit) [Bonus Track]
United For The Ride 4th Annual Concert featuring GREAT music by Dan Manjovi, Nedra Johnson, Robert German, Matthew Duffy & Terry Christopher.
Saturday, May 12, 2012 7:00pm until 10:00pm
Ripley-Grier Studios New York, NY
Mixer/Concert/Fundraiser/Thank You Donors/Birthday Bash to CELEBRATE LIFE and raise funds for Wisconsin AIDS Ride - ACT10! FUN RAFFLES, GORGEOUS NIBBLY THINGS and ADULT BEVERAGES
**FREE** Donations Appreciated!
Richard Cortez invites a panel of 20 somethings to select the songs on his upcoming album.
"Hey, Can I Sleep on Your Futon?" is former Bongos frontman Richard Barone's contribution to the upcoming all-star Occupy This Album compilation, created to benefit the Occupy Wall Street movement and featuring songs from 99 major artists. All proceeds from the album will go to the movement, a cause that can now be found in 951 cities and 83 countries.
Barone's track, written with the aid of frequent collaborator Matthew Billy, is a gentle but persuasive call to arms detailing the struggles of four characters hurt by the recession; a soldier, a musician, a recent graduate, and a finance industry worker. The lyrics speak to how this country's implicit promise of hard work being rewarded has been broken. Of the OWS movement itself, Barone says, "This is an unprecedented raising of voices. I am thrilled to add mine to the many."
The music video for the song was directed by New York/Los Angeles filmmaker Jason Lester, an ardent supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Cinematography by Jake Saner
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Swedish pop singer Jonas Oakland follows up his recent iTunes Dance Chart smash with the new single ‘Who’s That Boy’.
‘Who’s That Boy’ takes the sound of a modern club banger one step further, placing it in between the landscapes of club, electro and pop. With a mix of darker electro beats, synths and guitars, it manifests what club music is all about 2012.
Available On iTunes
From the album 'Secret Codes and Battleships'.
Martina Downey and Robert Urban perform "Catch the News" at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NYC on Feb 19, 2012; as part of the "Occupy the Heart" Valentine Variety Show - created & hosted by R. Urban for the FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL.
Video filmed by Irene Bea.
Edited by R. Urban.
"Occupy the Heart music & lyrics by Martina Downey.
Copyright © 2010 M. Downey
"Someone Like You (Live - Adele Cover)" from 'Live at Eddie's Attic.'
Available On iTunes
The bonus live album is also included as a download with the Deluxe Edition of "Rob Me Blind" on CD.
Order the Deluxe Edition at Amazon and JayBrannan.com
Monday, April 9, 2012
Veteran singer Bonnie Raitt has been around for ages, and she is still recording. Well, the daughter of the late John Raitt has done something rather amazing in her most recent video. . .she has included two same-sex couples. The song “Right Down the Line” includes a gay couple and a lesbian couple. Kudos to Raitt for being so inclusive.
"Right Down the Line," the first single from Bonnie Raitt's new album Slipstream available April 10th!
Written by Gerry Rafferty
Bonnie Raitt: Vocals, Electric Slide Guitar and Arrangement; George Marinelli: Harmony Vocal, Electric Guitars; Mike Finnigan: Hammond B3, Clavinet; James "Hutch" Hutchinson: Bass; Ricky Fataar: Drums, Timbales;
[On the recording, but not in the video -- Luis Conte: Percussion; Maia Sharp: Backing Vocal]
Director/Editor: Steven Lippman aka FLIP; Producer: Pamela Esterson; Co-producer: James Q. Chan; Director of Photography: Chris Freilich
ARE YOU READY?
What do you get when you combine 70s porn, political sex scandals, and lots of choreography? Multiple Billboard charting indie pop artist, Matt Zarley will answer that along with the bigger question, "Is America really ready for a gay President?".
Matt wrote this tune w/ Mark Picchiotti (who produced the original track) and Joe Hurt. This version was remixed by the red-hot team, Cahill. Cahill is one of the world's leading pop remixers at the moment; having remixed recent hits for Rihanna, Leona Lewis, and Lady Gaga.
This song is featured on Matt's critically acclaimed album, "Change Begins With Me", available on all digital outlets worldwide.
Director/Editor: Ben Pollock
Choreographer: Benjamin Allen
Director of Photography: Jason Raswant
Art Direction: Kelly Wasserman
Hair/Make-up: Thy Mai
Wardrobe: Chalia Carpenter
Producers: Dwjuan Fox & Nic Emiliani
Executive Producer: Matt Zarley
Publicity Inquiries: Michael Caprio (Caprio Media Design)
Remix Promotional Contact: Loren Chaidez Promotion
Claudia Cuseta @ Maxi Promotion
Kendall Kelly - Truth Changes
Available On CD Baby
A pop record with a wide range of influences and genres. Each song has its own feel and approach much like a Prince or Beatles CD. The writing, arrangement, production and vocal approach are unique to each song but still have my own flavor.... Songs like Deeper than Blue and Toast showcase my talents as an emotional and simple songwriter, while Boom Box and There's a Skip on the Record showcase a fun a playful funkiness. Darker than Black and Spiders are emotionally complex and deep, both with unique approach to production. Last Train, Do You Know How Sexy You Are and A World of Strangers are all Beatles/Kendall Hybrids . Living in My Headphones and Clothes Get in the way are both Rap songs - one Rock infused and the other incredibly minimal ,clever and quirky. It Doesn't Have to be a Dream is a modern dance song influenced by Britney Spears. Never be Removed From My Heart a modern blues track. Bring Back the Days is a Pop/Rock mid-tempo tune. Stanley is a song written by my friend Charles Brown about a relationship with an inmate.The CD also showcases the work of four different visual artists and reflects the diversity and emotional differences between the songs in a strong colorful fashion. I am VERY proud of this CD as a showcase of my work as a songwriter and producer.
With assistance and encouragement from brilliant comrades and allies in Brasil, among them director Kelson Frost of INCuba films "After-Midnight" is appropriately the only completely vocal track on the Hip-Hop heavy "Fly Brotha". The DirtyBird produced track affirms Tim'm's journey as a man who learned, better late than never, that it's utterly okay, even critically necessary, for men to cry. Special thanks to Darren Calhoun of QuickClick Media (Chicago) for helping augment Kelson's vision so beautifully. Thanks to the dancer, Getulio Ramalho, and the actor who beautifully represents the unconscious is Rodrigo Andrade. Thanks to Brasil. Proud to be your brother.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
(Understanding Same-Gender Attraction) is an unofficial group of Brigham Young University students, faculty, and friends who wish to strengthen families and the BYU community by providing a place for open, respectful discussions on the topic of same-gender attraction. USGA is not an appropriate forum for angry, vulgar, or profane remarks of any kind, nor for expressions of antagonism against any person or organization. In order to foster an environment of respect and understanding, we ask all participants to be respectful of BYU, the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints (Mormon), and the beliefs and experiences of others. If you'd like to add your voice to the messages of hope and love, please make a video, upload it to YouTube and send us the link. Thanks!
What exactly is a "Real Man"? This 2011 Tim'm West single features Quentin Adams who served a dual role as vocalist and helped conceptualize and shoot "A Real Man". The song challenges notions that a real man can't be real about what he desires-- especially among gay men who often see being "open" about ones sexuality as a tabooo. Shot in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, the video is a provocative view into the lives of an OUT man grappling with the challenges of dating a closeted one...and working through it anyway.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Music Video for the song Stanley by Charles K. Brown from the full length CD Trouble Is.
Available on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
Video directed and edited by Kendall Kelly
Starring Charles K Brown,Kendall Kelly,Joe Kissel and Mike Nowicki
Outdoor footage shot by Justin Stowe
Jail Cell Set provided by Pilarski Land and Tree
built by Bear Pilarski,Carleen Atlikhani and Rob "Ram" Miller
Song recorded,produced and mastered by Freddy Freeman for Ear 2 The Ground Audio
CD artwork by Jay Freeman
Kendalls Version of Stanley available here- http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/truth-changes/id494980753
From the full length release TRUTH CHANGES
All footage, except Muses, shot on location at Roys Hideaway in Collins GA.
Thank You to Roy and Roys Hideaway!
Starring in order of Appearance
Jason Moyer,The Muses-Amy T.& Alanna Wilson,Roy,Decoding Jesus,Kendall Kelly, Li,Joe Myers Mark Steward
From Robert Urban:
Sarah Palin is the gift that just keeps on giving! I'm thrilled to be the recipient of this year's "Best Event" award for creating & hosting "Songs for Sarah, Newt & other Schoolyard Bullies" last summer for the International LGBT Fresh Fruit Festival. I'm honored and lucky to work with such a talented cast. Special congrats to "Soce" Andrew Singer, whose performance at our show won him the 2012 Best Male Comic award. The Fresh Fruit Festival awards presentation show will be Monday, May 21 at the Helen Mills Theater, NYC. See the "Songs for Sarah..." entire cast, live music video excerpts and show photos here
Robert Urban & Cindy Diamonds - Lola
Available On CD Baby
Robert Urban - lead & backing vocals, guitars, piano, drums
Cindy Diamonds - lead & backing vocals
arranged, recorded, mixed & produced by R. Urban at URBAN PRODUCTIONS, NYC
written by Raymond Douglas Davies
published by: Unichappell Music, Inc.; Abkco Music Inc.; Unichappell Music, Inc. OBO DAVRAY MUSIC LTD
Friday, April 6, 2012
9 REMIXES & DUBS TO BE RELEASED ON MONDAY APRIL 9TH 2012!!!
Swishcraft Music is excited to announce the release of Dreams - The Remixes, the third collaboration by two-time Grammy® Award-winning vocalist & singer/songwriter Matt Alber and internationally renowned, chart topping club producer / re-mixer Saul Ruiz. Dreams, a cover of the Fleetwood Mac classic, is the first of several Ruiz & Alber dance collaborations set for release through San Francisco based Swishcraft Music.
RainbowNoise Entertainment is an independent record label that specializes in marketing lesbian and gay talent to commercial audiences; Without compromising individual style or gender presentation, RainbowNoise is committed to offering artists, dancers, models, comedians, and entertainers a place for expression.
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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Official video for "We're Here to Recruit Your Kids" by Michael Hensley starring RuPaul's Drag Race contestant JuJubee.
From the EP "Heart Mechanical" available at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and elsewhere.
For every EP sold, Michael Hensley is donating $1 to the Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention help for LGBTQ youth.
Video directed by Syuji Honda/Pure Soul Productions.
Openly Gay Rap Recording Artist Loco Ninja Puts His Spin On A Classic Tune "Animal Crackers" And Brings A "Dangerous Minds" Meets "GLEE" Type Of Feel.
Full Song Which Features Sikh Knowledge Is Available For Listen/Download On The "Flame On Mixtape" At Official Site!
This song is dedicated to anyone who has ever thought times were too hard to make it. I wrote this song to say all you have to do is Stand Up and you can overcome anything. Dedicated to Heartland Pride and the Omaha,Nebraska LGBT Community
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Gregory on iTunes