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  • Starr Parodi - The Heart of Frida

    Oct 17, 2016

    For your consideration: “The Heart of Frida” by Starr Parodi.

    Starr Parodi - The Heart of Frida

    Oct 17, 2016

    Starr Parodi’s latest composition “The Heart of Frida” is up for consideration for best Contemporary Classical Composition in the final round of Grammy nominations!

    NARAS Members:
    click here for info & to listen to the album


    The Heart of Frida just entered the ZMR radio play charts at no. 8, and is garnering rave reviews: “Surely no one, however, could coax more passionate feelings and rainbow colors out of the instrument than Starr… The Heart of Frida belongs in the library of anyone who loves brilliantly and emotionally crafted music.” Mark Vail, Keyboard Magazine. Keith Hannaleck of MuzikMan Reviews hails, “Solo piano music does not get much better than The Heart of Frida and I could not say it any more succinctly than that… If there is such a thing as musical perfection, then this is as close as it gets.”

    Starr’s previous album Common Places won solo piano album of the year at Solo Piano Radio, praised by KCRW’s Chris Douridas: "This deeply passionate and beautiful recording (Common Places) is one of the best albums of the year.”

    For more information on Starr and her work both as a composer and as a recording artist, please visit her official website.

  • Exclusive Interview With Chris Tyng!

    May 6, 2014

    Chris Tyng discusses the Grow Music Project and his web series, The Session Diaries!

    Exclusive Interview With Chris Tyng!

    May 6, 2014

    We’d like to congratulate Chris Tyng and the Grow Music Project on releasing episode four of the Session Diaries today! We have an exclusive interview with Chris, just for the occassion.

    Interview with Chris Tyng
    Composer and creator of the Grow Music Project
    By Carrin Tanaka

    Chris Tyng created the Grow Music Project with a “pay it forward” attitude, setting out to provide emerging artists and bands with the resources they need. Each round, Chris selects five artists from a pool of online applicants and invites them to his world-class studio for three days of mentorship and recording with industry veterans- all for free! The GMP has completed its second round, and recently launched a webseries called The Session Diaries that details the experience and growth of the artists. We spoke with Chris to learn more about this venture.

    You’ve stated that you created GMP in order to “pay it forward.” Who helped you early on in your career to inspire this act of kindness?

    I’ve been asked this question in a few GMP related interviews now – and it’s interesting – every time I respond, I realize even more people who helped me along when I was getting my start. One of the coolest things I’ve found, with almost anyone who has had the good fortune to have some success in this industry, is… Click to read the entire interview!

  • Saint Motel featured on The Guardian

    Nov 22, 2013

    Saint Motel was featured as the “new band of the day” on The Guardian!

    Saint Motel featured on The Guardian

    Nov 22, 2013

    Saint Motel was featured as the “new band of the day” on The Guardian!

    Saint Motel (New band of the day No 1,645)
    By Paul Lester

    If Jarvis Cocker moved to LA and made an album of yacht-rock influenced Britpop, it might sound like this.

    Hometown: Los Angeles.

    The lineup: A/J Jackson (lead vocals, guitar), Aaron Sharp (lead guitar), Chondrak “Dak” Lerdamornpong (bass), and Greg Erwin (drums).

    Click here to read the entire feature. Listen to the new track “Ace in the Hole” below!

  • They Might Be Giants / Marty Beller

    Mar 11, 2013

    Nanobots, the new album from They Might Be Giants with drummer and composer Marty Beller, is out now!

    They Might Be Giants / Marty Beller

    Mar 11, 2013

    Nanobots, the new album from They Might Be Giants with drummer and composer Marty Beller, is out now!

    The album is available for purchase at Amazon.com and iTunes.



    For more information, including upcoming tour dates, please visit the band’s website: http://www.theymightbegiants.com

  • Meshell Ndegeocello

    Jan 9, 2012

    Meshell’s sold-out show in Los Angeles earned rave reviews!

    Meshell Ndegeocello

    Jan 9, 2012

    Meshell Ndegeocello played a show at El Rey Theater on Friday January 6, featuring songs from her latest album Weather.

    The LA Times posted a great review of her fantastic show – Click Here to read it.

    Meshell’s album is available through Amazon.com.

  • Franz Stahl

    May 16, 2011

    The Washington Post has a great article on Franz Stahl.

    Franz Stahl

    May 16, 2011

    The Washington Post has a great article on Franz Stahl’s career – playing with Scream, the Foo Fighters, running from fans in the streets of Japan, soundtracking surf films and touring West Virginia in a country band.

    To read the article, please follow this link.

  • The Smashing Pumpkins

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Fellowship, from The Smashing Pumpkins, was featured on CW’s The Vampire Diaries.

    The Smashing Pumpkins

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Fellowship, from The Smashing Pumpkins, was featured on CW’s The Vampire Diaries. This track is also featured on the show’s soundtrack (EMI), available now.

    The Pumpkins have eight tracks available for download at their website. They have also released a limited edition EP, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol. II: The Solstice Bare featuring the unreleased b-side Cottonwood Symphony.

  • Gerry Goffin 1939 - 2014

    Jun 20, 2014

    Legendary songwriter Gerry Goffin has passed away at age 75.

    Gerry Goffin 1939 - 2014

    Jun 20, 2014

    It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the passing of legendary lyricist Gerry Goffin. Gerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend – and he will be greatly missed.

    Gerry, with his former wife Carole King, penned dozens of diverse, chart-topping classics such as “The Loco-Motion,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Up on the Roof,” and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” His songs, whose universal appeal transcended genres and generations, were performed by numerous artists including The Drifters, Steve Lawrence, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Phil Collins, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and U2.

    Carole King released a statement describing the importance of Gerry’s work in popular music: “Gerry Goffin was my first love. He had a profound impact on my life and the rest of the world. Gerry was a good man and a dynamic force, whose words and creative influence will resonate for generations to come… His words expressed what so many people were feeling but didn’t know how to say. If you want to join his loved ones in honoring him, look at the names of the songwriters under the titles of songs…”




    His legacy is incomparable: the world has truly lost one of its greatest talents.

    Gerald “Gerry” Goffin | February 11, 1939 – June 19, 2014
  • Brian Reitzell - Auto Music

    Mar 21, 2014

    Preview Brian Reitzell’s upcoming solo album, Auto Music, on Pitchfork!

    Brian Reitzell - Auto Music

    Mar 21, 2014

    Preview Brian Reitzell’s upcoming solo album, Auto Music, on Pitchfork!

    Hailed for his groundbreaking scores to NBC’s Hannibal and Starz’s Boss, as well as his collaborations with Sofia Coppola (Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation), Brian explains his parallel approach this new project: “I wasn’t making a pop record. I was experimenting with sounds to further my knowledge for creating music for my film projects and exploring new ways to make music.”

    Check out Pitchfork’s feature which includes a preview of one of the tracks (“Last Summer”). The full track list is available at mxdwn.com. The highly-anticipated album will include collaborations with My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James.

    Auto Music will be released on June 3rd via Smalltown Supersound.

  • Andrew Hollander – BMI Feature

    Nov 5, 2013


    Andrew Hollander’s collaboration with Celine Dion is featured on the BMI website!

    Andrew Hollander – BMI Feature

    Nov 5, 2013

    Andrew Hollander’s collaboration with Celine Dion is featured on the BMI website!

    BMI Songwriter Andrew Hollander Contributes to Celine Dion’s Highly Anticipated New Album
    By Michael Scott Slosar

    BMI songwriter, film composer and producer Andrew Hollander waited two years for two very special songs he co-wrote with his wife Dana Parish to see the light of day. But that’s only because that’s how long it took Celine Dion to finalize the details on her latest album, Loved Me Back to Life, her first English language album in six years, out November 5.

    To read the entire article, click here.

  • Abel Korzeniowski - Kaas Chante Piaf | Carnegie Hall

    Nov 26, 2012

    Abel Korzeniowski has arranged, conducted and produced Patricia Kaas’ album Kaas Chante Piaf, which was recently performed by the French singer at Carnegie Hall!

    Abel Korzeniowski - Kaas Chante Piaf | Carnegie Hall

    Nov 26, 2012

    Abel Korzeniowski has arranged, conducted and produced Patricia Kaas’ album Kaas Chante Piaf, a tribute to the legendary French singer Édith Piaf. Kaas is on her world tour in support of the album, and recently performed at Carnegie Hall!

    Abel was in attendance for the performance, and the sold-out show concluded with a standing ovation for several minutes. Click here to read a French interview with Kaas about her work with Abel, and here for tour information and dates.

    The album is available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

  • Risers / The Gap

    Nov 7, 2011

    Risers are featured in The Gap’s Joy It Up Mixtape on Facebook!

    Risers / The Gap

    Nov 7, 2011

    Risers are featured in The Gap’s Joy It Up Mixtape on Facebook!

    Check out their track Current Affair, which can be accessed at The Gap’s Facebook page.

  • Explosions in the Sky

    Apr 26, 2011

    Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, the new album from Explosions in the Sky, is out now!

    Explosions in the Sky

    Apr 26, 2011

    Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, the new album from Explosions in the Sky, is out now, and earning some great reviews!

    The album is available for purchase at the band’s website and iTunes.

    For more information on Explosions in the Sky, please visit explosionsinthesky.com.

  • Daniel Licht

    Jul 6, 2010

    The Dexter Seasons 2/3 soundtrack is now available for download at iTunes.

    Daniel Licht

    Jul 6, 2010

    The Dexter Seasons 2/3 soundtrack is now available for download at iTunes.

    The soundtrack is also available through Milan Records. For more information on Daniel’s work on Dexter, please visit his website.

  • Brian Retizell - Auto Music

    Jun 17, 2014

    Auto Music, Brian Reitzell’s first solo album, is now available on iTunes!

    Brian Retizell - Auto Music

    Jun 17, 2014

    Auto Music, Brian Reitzell’s first solo album, is now available on iTunes!

    “‘Each song is an experiment that I just built up over time – ‘Auto Music’ isn’t a pop record by any stretch.’ [Brian explains] True to its title, the album actually became the score to Reitzell’s drive from his home to his studio and back every day. In the process, the nine instrumental compositions grew into an homage to the car-inspired krautrock grooves of Neu! and Kraftwerk, combining pulsing, repetitive electronics with organic nuance to evoke the 5 freeway in the same way those bands captured the autobahn.” – NY Times Blog

    Preview the track “Last Summer” on Soundcloud or purchase the album on iTunes!

  • Chris Tyng - The Session Diaries

    Feb 1, 2014

    Chris Tyng’s Grow Music Project released the premiere episode of their web series The Session Diaries!

    Chris Tyng - The Session Diaries

    Feb 1, 2014

    Chris Tyng’s Grow Music Project released the premiere episode of their web series The Session Diaries! The series chronicles the musical journey each up-and-coming artist takes as they record and produce a breakout song with GMP. Click here to learn more about the Grow Music Project!

  • Chris Tyng Featured in Billboard.com!

    Aug 28, 2013

    Chris Tyng and the Grow Music Project are featured in Billboard.com!

    Chris Tyng Featured in Billboard.com!

    Aug 28, 2013

    Chris Tyng and the Grow Music Project are featured in Billboard.com!

    Chris Tyng’s Grow Music Project Pays it Forward To Independent Artists
    By Phil Gallo

    Composer Chris Tyng is opening his Santa Barbara County studio to developing and buzz-worthy musicians for free, no strings attached.

    Tyng is launching the Grow Music Project to provide artists with two or three days in his state of the art studio with the goal of each leaving with a finished recording. Through submissions to the GMP website, Tyng and the GMP teams select artists to move in, socialize with industry professionals and record. Sessions during the GMP journey will be filmed documentary style for future uses.

    To read the entire article, click here.

  • Meshell Ndegeocello - NYT Feature

    Sep 10, 2012

    The New York Times has a great feature on Meshell Ndegeocello and her upcoming album Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone

    Meshell Ndegeocello - NYT Feature

    Sep 10, 2012

    The New York Times has a great feature on Meshell Ndegeocello and her upcoming album Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone.

    …Ms. Ndegeocello, a singer-songwriter of searching candor and an electric bassist of mesmerizing skill, decided to make her album after playing a sold-out tribute concert in March, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. Plunging into Simone’s legacy — studio recordings, concert footage, a searing memoir and the recent biography “Princess Noire” — she recognized a strain of rage born out of frustration. “I think I can relate a little bit,” she said…

    To read the entire article, click here.

  • The Record Low

    Aug 9, 2011

    Chicago-based The Record Low performed a showcase at the McGarryBowen Agency in Chicago.

    The Record Low

    Aug 9, 2011

    Chicago-based The Record Low performed a showcase at the McGarryBowen Agency in Chicago.

    Thank you to Morgan Thoryk and the McGarryBowen crew for hosting us!


    For more information on The Record Low, please visit their website: http://therecordlow.com

    Robby Haynes, left & Hank Prendergast, right

  • Charlotte Martin

    Feb 1, 2011

    Charlotte Martin’s latest album, Dancing on Needles is now available on iTunes and Amazon.

    Charlotte Martin

    Feb 1, 2011

    Charlotte Martin’s latest album, Dancing on Needles is now available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

    Click here to watch her music video for Volcano. For more information, please visit Charlotte’s website: charlottemartin.com