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Grand Slamm Records Announces Record Deal with Detroit Based R&B Pop Vocalist Dion Price.
May 6, 2013 (Detroit, MI) – Grand Slamm Records proudly announces R&B Pop vocalist, Dion Price as the newest artist signed to their label. Over the course of a year, the quickly emerging grassroots label has signed 3 freshman artist to lead their start up roster.
Originally hailing from Chicago Dion Price is now based in Detroit, Michigan and faithfully recording for the release of his debut album. Always going the extra mile for their artists, Grand Slamm Records has enlisted Dion in intense artist development and anticipates releasing his first single which will be a prelude to his album.
“I don’t just want to make music that you listen to; I want to make music you can FEEL within every bone of your body. Signing with Grand Slamm Records is a dream come true for me”. – Dion Price
Working meticulously with each artist that Grand Slamm signs, artist development expert Brandon Smith and popular producer Carl C. play a critical role in how Dion Price sculpts his sound. The quickly emerging indie label has spared no expenses in developing their artists from the time they walk through the door.
“We want each and every artist to be a fully developed package; the look, the sound, the feel, the ambition; EVERYTHING.” –Fran Boyd, Grand Slamm Records CEO
Event to Raise Funds for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation to Create the Tri-State Sandy Music Relief Fund
NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s 2012 Songwriters Music Series finale will return on Thursday, January 17 th at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square after being postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Superstar artist and producer Swizz Beatz will bring together a collection of his famous friends for a one of a kind evening! All funds raised will benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and go towards the creation of the Tri-State Sandy Music Relief Fund, which will allow the Foundation to provide special grants of instruments to schools affected by the storm.
This special benefit will celebrate creativity displayed through production and musical composition. In addition, it will help to provide the tools needed for students to be innovative in the classroom and beyond, encouraging them to use music as a means of expression. The event will feature a sponsored bar featuring premium wine from William Hill Estate Wines and passed hors d’oeuvres as well as up close and personal acoustic performances. Participating sponsors for Songwriters NY include: RAYMOND WEILUSA, Monster DNA Headphones, The Mizzy Jonas Family Foundation, Imagine Chocolate, Zico Coconut Water and Stir Events by Match.com.
“New York City and the Tri-State area is my home and it’s a place that constantly inspires music and creativity for myself and millions of others,” says Swizz. “I’m going to bring out some friends and put on a crazy show to support the VH1 Save the Music Foundation and the creation of the Tri-State Sandy Music Relief Fund so this creativity can thrive again for kids all over the East Coast.”
“It is such a thrill to have Swizz Beatz join VH1 and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation for this unique and inspired cause,” said Paul Cothran, Vice President & Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. “As he rallies his friends and puts together what is sure to be an unforgettable night, we will be able to help restore instrumental music to schools devastated by Hurricane Sandy.”
For more information or to see how you can get involved, please visit www.vh1savethemusic.org/sponsors.
About The VH1 Save The Music Foundation
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $49.5 million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 192 school districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.1 million children. Get involved at www.vh1savethemusic.com and follow us on twitter @vh1savethemusic.
About Swizz Beatz
With over 14 years of creating music for some of the biggest musicians in music history, Swizz has contributed to the sale over 280 million records in just the US alone, working with the likes of Jay-Z, DMX, Beyonce, Kanye West, and Bono to name a few. In addition to several guest appearances and production credits, Swizz dropped his own album One Man Band Man in 2007. Swizz’s latest single “Everyday Birthday” was released in November 2012. The single, which was produced by Swizz and Jukebox, also features Chris Brown and Ludacris and was accompanied by a video shot over a 3 day period. in Cannes. In an ever-changing music industry, Swizz has deferred from the regular album release schedule and instead chosen release a series of what he has coined “Memorable Moments,” singles featuring various other artists released with an accompanying by music videos and other visuals. Swizz has also lent his creative contributions to the likes of global brands such as Reebok (Vice President – Sports Style Marketing, Design, and Brand Music Development) and Lotus Cars (Vice President of Design & Global Marketing). Swizz’s latest music venture is his new partnership with O&Media of Korea, in which his focus will be bridging the K-Pop music scene with Western music culture. Swizz also recently collaborated with The New York Knicks and created their 2013 theme song. When not creating music, Swizz is an avid art collector and painter whose goal is to inspire new artists around the world to express themselves and is working on opening his own international “new artist” art gallery. He is also a philanthropist who is involved in many charities and recently served as the first Global Ambassador for New York City’s public hospitals system.
About William Hill Estate® Wines
Tucked away near the Silverado Trail, William Hill Estate crafts luxury Chardonnay from Napa Valley’s renowned vineyards, and red Bordeaux varietals from the winery’s estate property on the Silverado Bench. Winemaker Ralf Holdenried makes William Hill’s extraordinary collection of elegant, expressive wines to showcase the other side of Napa—the side that is off the beaten path. An avid supporter of the arts, William Hill Estate is a proud sponsor of The VH1 Save the Music Foundation, the San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Learn more at www.williamhillestate.com. To learn more about the VH1 Save The Music promotion in participating restaurants during September and October, please visit www.williamhill-vh1savethemusic.com.
About RAYMOND WEIL USA
Founded in Geneva in 1976, the Swiss family-owned company, RAYMOND WEIL, enjoys a special position in the exclusive world of luxury watch making. A collection of refined timepieces that embody an elegant and contemporary blend of elements that inspires emotions with both customers and partners. Precision is the inspiration for the continued horological mastery that is RAYMOND WEIL.
RAYMOND WEIL, both nationally and internationally, has created a strong presence in the arts, with music at the heart; evident through with the naming of their collections and with various sponsorships, including the BRIT Awards, VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Elle Women In Music. RAYMOND WEIL prides itself in aestheticism, bringing together the core elements in the excellence of Swiss luxury craftsmanship: precision, quality, reliability, nobility and technicality. For more information visitwww.raymond-weil.com
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 178 venues in 55 countries, including 139 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Claptonguitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the companies’ two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Santiago, Nabq, San Jose and Guatemala City. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi andShenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary andNorthfield, OH. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
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HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards®, the show’s musical theme, composed by Japanese superstar Yoshiki, will soon be available for download on iTunes. Written for the awards ceremony by the classically trained multi-instrumentalist and leader of one of Japan’s most successful rock groups, X-Japan, the theme will be available for download as a full-length digital single in 111 countries starting January 15, 2013. All proceeds from sales of the single will be donated to charity.
“It’s such an honor to be a part of this esteemed event which is enjoyed by hundreds of millions around the world,” said Yoshiki. “Composing this music was a journey that involved creating numerous versions in order to arrive at just the right sound to capture the unique combination of glamour and edginess that makes the Golden Globe Awards so entertaining. I’m very proud of the result and am thrilled that Warner Music has chosen to make it available around the world.”
Yoshiki recorded the theme, which opens the show and is used at other key moments during the broadcast, in his native Japan. He played many of the instruments himself before adding a full string orchestra.
“To have world-renowned musician Yoshiki compose the theme song for the Golden Globes is an honor for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and we are delighted that the single is now being released worldwide,” said HFPA President Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly. ”Our international organization recognizes the most accomplished entertainers in film, television and music, and Yoshiki certainly fits right in among our honorees.”
All profits from the iTunes sales of the single will be donated to charities chosen by the HFPA.
The 70th Annual Golden Globe® Awards will air LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC on Sunday, January 13, 2013, with the pre-show from 4:00-5:00p.m. (PST)/7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST), and main telecast from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The Golden Globe Awards will be seen in more than 192 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements. The special will be produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly is president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions, Orly Adelson, president of dick clark productions and Barry Adelman, EVP of Television at dick clark productions will executive-produce the special. Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production.
Yoshiki, one of Asia’s most influential music artists and biggest rock icons, is a songwriter, drummer and classically-trained pianist. His rock group X Japan has sold 30 million singles and albums combined and filled the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record 18 times. Now the band’s popularity is spreading throughout the world, having recently completed a sold-out World Tour, performing in North America, Europe, Latin America, and South East Asia. In 1999, Yoshiki composed a piano concerto that he performed with a 77-piece orchestra to celebrate the tenth year of the Emperor of Japan’s reign. In 2005, Yoshiki composed the theme song and conducted the Super World Orchestra at the opening ceremony of the World Expo. Previously, Yoshiki also recorded a classical album co-produced and arranged by acclaimed Beatles producer Sir George Martin and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Beyond music, Yoshiki has his own Visa Card and MasterCard issued by one of the largest Japanese banks. Recently, the legendary Stan Lee created a Super Hero based on him, and he was the first person for whom a Hello Kitty product line was named (“Yoshikitty”). In 2010, he launched the non-profit organization Yoshiki Foundation America (http://www.yoshikifoundationamerica.org), which continues to donate to various charitable organizations, including supporting Japanese Earthquake victims. Follow Yoshiki onwww.twitter.com/yoshikiofficial, https://www.facebook.com/YoshikiOfficial, http://www.yoshiki.net andhttp://www.xjapanmusic.com.
About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Sixty-eight years later, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe Awards, which have enabled the organization to donate more than $12 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit www.goldenglobes.org, and follow us on Twitter (@goldenglobes), Instagram (@goldenglobes / #goldenglobes), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/goldenglobes) for exclusive celebrity videos and up to the minute Golden Globes news!
About dick clark productions, inc.:
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns and maintains one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of “American Bandstand” footage. For additional information about dcp, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com.
About Warner Music:
With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Cordless, East West, Elektra, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.
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AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – The CTK Foundation Fund announces a unique way for U.S. nonprofits to apply for over $55,000 in cash grants—The Heart & Soul Grant Program.
Beginning December 3rd, 2012, nonprofits can submit a 4-8 line poem expressing the heart and soul of their nonprofit mission. After the grant application closes on January 7th, 2013, a jury panel of recognized, independent music artists and producers will select several poems, based on the quality of the lyrics. The best poem’s organization will be awarded a $10,000 cash grant and Grammy-award winning recording artists, The Original Blind Boys of Alabama, will create an original, professionally produced song based on their poem.
“The process of creating a poem as the basis for a grant is fun and inspirational for the US nonprofit community,” said Kathryn Engelhardt-Cronk of the CTK Foundation Fund. ”It’s an opportunity to engage clients, staff and volunteers in a meaningful activity reminding everyone about the heart and soul of their mission. We are pleased to recognize and celebrate the service of nonprofits.”
In February, key members of the winning nonprofits will be flown to Austin for a gala award ceremony to hear the winning song’s premiere performance by The Original Blind Boys of Alabama.
To qualify for the grant, nonprofits must be registered 501(c)3 organizations. Grant applications, including poems, will be accepted on the CTK Foundation website www.ctkfoundation.org through January 3rd 2013. Selected nonprofits will receive non-restricted cash grants to be used to foster greater understanding of the nonprofit’s mission in their community. The CTK Foundation is also offering a special $10,000 grant for an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit serving at-risk families and children.
For more information about the Heart & Soul Grant Program, nonprofits are encouraged to contact the CTK Foundation Fund via email: email@example.com or by visiting the foundation website.
About the CTK Foundation Fund
The Texas-based CTK Foundation Fund is committed to the recognition and celebration of the work of nonprofits and seeks to promote the use of technology in managing the accomplishment of their mission. The CTK Foundation was founded by Community TechKnowledge, Inc., a leading technology company that provides software and services to over 12,000 nonprofits in the U.S., Canada and the UK.
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Oscar nominated A-list actor joined children, traders and brokers on CIBC’s trading floor
TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Mark Wahlberg, with other top entertainment and sport personalities such as Rasta Phil, helped CIBC employees and clients raise a record $4.5 million for Canadian children’s charities on Miracle Day.
“I know first-hand the important work done by charities and organizations that support youth,” said Mr. Wahlberg. “As a kid, I was fortunate enough to spend my free time in the positive and nurturing environment of the Boys and Girls club. I am pleased to support CIBC Miracle Day because together we can make a difference.”
Held this year on Dec. 5, CIBC’s Miracle Day is the annual flagship fundraising event for the CIBC Children’s Foundation. It has raised a total of nearly $69 million donated to hundreds of children’s charities across Canada since 1984.
“This year’s Miracle Day was an incredibly successful day for the CIBC Children’s Foundation, thanks in part to the presence of personalities like Mark Wahlberg and Rasta Phil,” said Allison White Gryspeerdt, Senior Manager of National Programs for CIBC Children’s Foundation.
“I am glad to have been involved in this year’s Miracle Day event and helped to raise more attention for the CIBC Children’s Foundation,” says Rasta Phil, aka Phil Thomas, who is a music star and mentor/advisor/co-producer to many famous artists and music groups via his company Rasta Phil Entertainment, including Mark Wahlberg and the New Edition. “It is an important charitable event that deserves to get all the funds possible to support children’s needs across the country.”
About Rasta Phil Entertainment
RPE was founded by a collective of experienced entertainment producers, artists, brand strategists and marketers who are dedicated to the mission of ensuring that premier artists fulfill their greatest commercial potential. To learn more, visit www.rastaphilentertainment.com .
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THE ULTIMATE JAMROCK WITH THE WORLD’S 3 TOP SOUND SYSTEMS THANKSGIVING LONG WEEKEND IN OTTAWA AND MONTREAL
(Gigi Capone PR) October 03, 2012 — Canada – The world’s top 3 sound systems are set to share the stage together Thanksgiving long weekend in both Montreal at E.B.Club Lounge on the 6th and Ottawa at the St. Anthony Banquet Hall on the 7th. According to vendors the pre-show tickets are going quickly.
The buzz surrounding this event has made major waves in the industry since WRAS first started promoting the show in August. Top selecta for the sound Sean “Da Entertainer” Madhouse manages the Refugee All-Stars and has had one focus in mind for weeks; preparing the sound for “The Ultimate Jamrock” with members DJ Khadafy and DJ Supareem. WRAS currently holds the worlds largest duplate collection with contributions from megastars like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Kenny Rogers just to name a few.
“It’s an honor for WRAS to perform on stage alongside Stone Love & Bass Odyssey. What better day to do it on than Thanksgiving Weekend? Refugee All-Stars are thankful for our blessings and we plan to put on 2 shows Canada will never forget.” – Sean Madhouse
The onsite contact for both show days will be GiGi Capone PR & Associates lead publicist for Canada, Melissa Bessey. Both events are expected to be packed and press passes are expected to be limited. French translator will also be on site with lead publicist.
GiGi Capone PR & Associates is an elite team of multi-talented experts aka “geeks” in the fields of publicity, marketing, distribution,production, CIS/web development, DJ’s, management, social media, press materials and promotions. Our team is precise and well versed in the high demands of music & entertainment business in the U.S., Canada, EU, UK, & Jamaica.
Brooklyn born independent artist International 5 has been blazing through the MediaBase charts as his single “Mean Fitted Game” approaches 175 documented spins.
During a recent interview on The Business report on KRYC Rhythm 105.9 FM the dexterous lyricist shared “My strive for success is powered by my passion for music, I’ve been doing this for years now”.
Although, the many are hearing International 5′s music for the first time in some parts of the world; the artist has made headlines with credible publications such as The Source, Yo Raps, WSHH and has even been the #1 contestant in Lil Waynes Making the Next Hit reality TV show.
In addition to the unsigned artist’s recent MediaBase surge; International 5 has one more accolade to add to his of accomplishments. GiGi Capone PR has secured music distribution for “Mean Fitted Game” this week in 82 Countries and 1000 outlets worldwide for the quickly emerging artist.
The artist proudly states ” I’m heading for the Billboard charts next and you can quote me on that”.
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Refugee All-Star Sean “Da Entertainer” Madhouse is set to begin his 9th European in August with Slowbounce in Brussels; Belgium. This is Sean’s 3rd trip back to Europe this year and our whole staff is very proud of the progress and the HUGE buzz Sean has been making all around the globe. In addition to his busy tour schedule, Sean has been holding down 3 radio shows each week and handling the production of The Warrior DJs radio shows as well. Check below for air-time listings.
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STUDENTS EXPLORE U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY DURING SPRING FORUM
National Youth Leadership Forum Provides Insight into U.S. Diplomacy, Intelligence and Defense
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This spring, outstanding high school students from across the United States will take part in a unique career development program in our nati on ’s capital.During the six -day program, the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security (NYLF/NS): Exploring American Diplomacy, Intelligence and Defense will introduce students to the challenging careers in national security, intelligence, the diplomatic corps and more.
“Imagine being 16 or 17 years old and the responsibility of securing the United States at home and abroad rests on your shoulders. Through specialized simulations, the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security strives to put students in the driver ’s seat of building a strategy that will uphold our national security,” sa id Dr. Marguerite Regan, Dean of Academic Affairs for NYLF. “The combination of interacting with professionals and with other students in this setting ensures that leaders are being developed
so the future of our country will remain very bright.”
The curriculum for the Forum on National Security is based on actual world events. Throughout the program, students use critical thinking, leadership and public speaking skills to tackle the complexity of national decision-making as they examine how the U.S. plans for peace and prepares for crisis. They employ a crisis decision-making process similar to that employed by the nation ’s top policy makers.
Students also participate in thought-provoking question and answer sessions with highly respected, internationally recognized civilian policy makers and senior military personnel. In addition, leading institutions open their doors to Forum on National Security students, where they are educated in diplomacy, international affairs and military strategy. In the past, students have explored several government institutions and military installations, including the Pentagon, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command at Quantico, the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Naval Academy, a variety of embassies and many others.
Founded in 1992, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) is an educational organization established to help prepare extraordinary young people for their professional careers. Forums are offered in 14 cities across the United States in a wide variety of career fields, such as national security, law and medicine. Over 50,000 young people have attended NYLF programs.
For additional information, visit us at http://www.nylf.org
Although 2 years has passed since the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the entire country of Haiti; to those who live there it seems just like yesterday. “Embrace Haiti Now“(EHN) is a collaborative movement of charities, celebrities, Haitians and more that “ remember the devastating pain that thousands of Haitians endure daily and the horrors that haunt her cities”. The focus of the movement is to support restoration efforts by “raising funds for credible, committed charities that are delivering long-term sustainable results to the people of Haiti”.
When you buy even just one “EMBRACE HAITI NOW REMEMBRANCE BRACELT” designed by international superstar Grammy Award winning legendary Fugee member, actor and film producer Pras Michel; you directly impact and help make a positive difference in hundreds of Haitians lives. You don’t have to be a celebrity or superstar to rock the bracelet either because it is reasonably priced at $29.99 so that everyone can afford to help make a difference.
Gigi Capone PR & Associates is currently seeking press/interviews for EMBRACE HAITI NOW. Recent press placements for Pras Michel /EHN include Fox Business’ Stuart Varney show, Pras and Paul Haggis on Sirius Radio with MTV Vjay Sway, BET 106 + Park and more. To set up your interview please contact Gigi Capone via email@example.com or call (201) 800-4306.