Music and Recording Industry

The Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) is Pleased to Announce its Rock N’Roll Camp for Adults, Now in its Second Season, June 26th-July 2nd 2005

Author: Institute for The Musical Arts (IMA)
Dateline: Fri, 29 Apr 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Institute for the Musical Arts, a non-profit dedicated to supporting women in music, will be offering a rock 'n roll camp for adults from June 26th-July 2nd at its campus in Goshen, MA. The cost is $750, and includes food, housing and instruction. When IMA began offering its rock camps for teen-aged girls, many adults wished out loud that they could come, so the institute added a rock camp for adults last year.”



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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Institute for the Musical Arts, a non-profit dedicated to supporting women in music, will be offering a rock 'n roll camp for adults from June 26th-July 2nd at its campus in Goshen, MA. The cost is $750, and includes food, housing and instruction. When IMA began offering its rock camps for teen-aged girls, many adults wished out loud that they could come, so the institute added a rock camp for adults last year.

The Rock Camp, open to professional and amatuer musicians with an interest in performing, offers the opportunity to develop, arrange and perform original and cover tunes in a full band setting. IMA owns all the equipment necessary for any rock band and campers have access to it all. Participants bring original songs or creative writing and/or songs by other artists that they would like to learn. Selected original and cover tunes are arranged, charted out and rehearsed to perform for family and friends on the last day of the session.

The camp is led by three seasoned musicians:

  • Singer-songwriter June Millington has been in bands since she was a teenager herself; her band FANNY was signed to Warner Brothers Records when she was 20 years old. Renowned as an electric guitarist, Guitar Player Magazine called her "the hottest female guitar player in the industry."


  • Evelyn Harris, who has been singing professionally for over 30 years, will work with vocalists and lead the vocal classes. A former member of the internationally acclaimed group Sweet Honey in the Rock, she has also received a Grammy nomination for her original work.


  • Loren Weisman will be leading the drum clinics. Weisman has toured extensively with various bands and has over 150 albums under his belt as well as production and numerous session credits.


These three teachers will be joined by other guest artists who will lead evening clinics.

IMA is also offering three Rock 'n Roll Camps for teen-aged girls. The first two sessions of the girls camps are full, but there are still a few spaces left in the advanced girls camp which is August 5-14th.

For more information please visit www.ima.org

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Muzak Takes Best In Show Award: GlobalShop 2005

Author: Muzak LLC
Dateline: Thu, 31 Mar 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHARLOTTE, NC /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Muzak (www.muzak.com) won the coveted Best Booth award, given by Visual Merchandising and Store Design at GlobalShop 2005 last week in Las Vegas, NV. With more than 25,000 attendees, the trade show is recognized as the largest international expo featuring the most innovative design, products and technologies in the world of retail.”



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CHARLOTTE, NC /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Muzak (www.muzak.com) won the coveted Best Booth award, given by Visual Merchandising and Store Design at GlobalShop 2005 last week in Las Vegas, NV. With more than 25,000 attendees, the trade show is recognized as the largest international expo featuring the most innovative design, products and technologies in the world of retail.



Caption: What does Muzak sound like? GlobalShop 2005.

"Great design is fundamental to our brand and approach to music, voice and sound. To stand out above all the other exhibitors is quite an achievement," said Bob Finigan, Muzak marketing director.

The concept for the booth was built on a question, "What does a red rose sound like?" The question and theme changed each day (from a rose, to an eight-ball to a martini), as the company used basic objects to communicate its concept of audio architecture.

For example, the sound of a red rose was expressed through love songs and the music of artists like Etta James, Nat King Cole, and Stevie Wonder. Voiced elements were interspersed to drive the theme even further ... Remember your first kiss? The sound system was designed to create a warm and enveloping atmosphere. The overall design was supplemented with kinetic visual art, plasma screens and a chocolate scent.

"Every business has a certain look, feel and personality that can be expressed through music, voice and sound. For many that can be an elusive concept, so we broke it down to the level of a simple object. From there, it was easy for attendees to extend the idea to their brand and understand what makes us different in the industry. To us it's not business music or satellite radio; it's audio architecture and there's a huge difference," said Finigan.

Muzak worked with Grant Design Collaborative in Atlanta to turn their ideas into the 30-by-40 foot structure. "This project was about expressing an idea. Once you get it, it all makes sense and you see that Muzak is way ahead of the game. What they're doing with audio architecture is having a profound influence on the way retailers are designing and building their brands," said Bill Grant, president.

The booth took three days to construct on site. Highlights of the design featured more than 3,000 pounds of ball chain, an interior "well" structure, 600 red roses, 700 eight balls, and 700 martini glasses. Hundreds of representatives from the top retail brands in the world visited the exhibit and gained a new appreciation for Muzak.

Muzak plans to use the exhibit again at several national tradeshows throughout the year.


About Muzak

Muzak(R) is the leading commercial provider of music, on-hold messaging, and sound system design and installation. Other products and services include in-store messaging, satellite television programming, plasma televisions and drive-thru systems. The Company has the industry's largest national network with more than 200 sales and service locations, serving approximately 350,000 client locations in the United States. More than 100 million people hear Muzak programs each day.

More information: www.muzak.com

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Apple iTunes(tm) Releases Keith Thompson’s Pipe Organ Easter Classic, ‘HymnProvisations’

Author: Echoes of Heaven
Dateline: Tue, 22 Mar 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Eugene Dong, an independent music producer, today announced that Keith Thompson's pipe organ classic for Easter, 'HymnProvisations' is available nationally and internationally through Apple iTunes(tm). In addition to the iTunes(tm) store in the USA, Thompson's albums are now available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Finland, Portugal, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.”



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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Eugene Dong, an independent music producer (www.echoesofheaven.com), today announced that Keith Thompson's pipe organ classic for Easter, "HymnProvisations" is available nationally and internationally through Apple iTunes(tm). In addition to the iTunes(tm) store in the USA, Thompson's albums are now available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Finland, Portugal, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Caption: Pipe Organist Keith Thompson in recital

Photo Caption: Pipe Organist Keith Thompson in recital.

"I am so thrilled that Apple will make Mr. Thompson's springtime classic available to their shoppers in time for the Easter holiday," said Eugene Dong, producer of "HymnProvisations."

"The release of Keith Thompson's collection of powerfully original improvisations on well known Easter hymns, shows that Apple understands that iTunes users are not limited to pop music lovers alone."

In "HymnProvisations," Thompson's first Easter digital release, the acclaimed pipe organist celebrates the glory of the Easter Season on the king of instruments with "Christ The Lord is Risen Today," "How Great Thou Art," "Holy, Holy, Holy," and the familiar and rousing "A Mighty Fortress is Our God."

"These timeless favorites, as well as "Children of the Heavenly Father," "O When Shall I See Jesus," "O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go," "This is My Father's World," "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken," "Far Away in the Depths" "Praise Him, Praise Him," "Kumbaya," and "Abide with Me," combine to provide a joyous, inspiring and rejuvenating musical Easter celebration for listeners the world over," said Eugene Dong.

Keith Thompson began playing the piano at the age of four and the organ at the age of seven. He played his first public concert at the age of 11 to an audience of 1500. Keith was one of the top four finalists in the prestigious International Concours d'Orgue, and the Grand Prix de Chartres, and has performed twice at the White House. He now performs regularly at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.

Echoesofheaven.com is a website maintained by Eugene Dong, in order to produce and promote the classical organ music of Keith Thompson. Links to the Apple iTunes(tm) store or to purchase CD's are available on the site.

For more information please visit: www.echoesofheaven.com


iTunes(tm) is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

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Alien Apparatus Company Solo Performer Show Controller 2.0 Adds MIDI Control and More

Author: Alien Apparatus Company, Inc.
Dateline: Tue, 22 Feb 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PHILADELPHA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alien Apparatus Company, Inc. releases Solo Performer Show Controller version 2.0. Solo Performer Show Controller is a system for controlling the background music, lyrics displays, MIDI effects, and light shows for musicians. The system consists of a six-button foot controller that connects to a computer via USB, and software that runs on Windows and Macintosh.”



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PHILADELPHA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alien Apparatus Company, Inc. releases Solo Performer Show Controller version 2.0. Solo Performer Show Controller is a system for controlling the background music, lyrics displays, MIDI effects, and light shows for musicians. The system consists of a six-button foot controller that connects to a computer via USB, and software that runs on Windows and Macintosh.

Solo Performer Show Controller plays mp3 files, aiff files, wave files, and MIDI files. It can control MIDI effects units, lights that operate using the industry-standard DMX512 protocol, and can display lyrics on-screen in a karaoke-like manner. The software also includes a utility for stripping out unwanted tracks in MIDI files so that only the rhythm tracks play.

In this new release, Solo Performer Show Controller can now send MIDI files to external MIDI devices, change MIDI effects settings automatically, send hotkey commands to control other running applications, and redefine the button functions on the foot controller.

The Solo Performer Show Controller System is currently the only system available for controlling a show that seamlessly integrates audio, MIDI, and DMX512 lighting capabilities. With its six-button foot controller, a guitar player could, for example, play a show in front of an audience and have all of the backing rhythm tracks play from the system while it controls the lights and changes the singer's vocal reverb during the choruses.

Solo Performer Show Controller is available for both Windows and Macintosh computer systems. For more information on the product, or to order online, visit www.alienapparatus.com.


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Muzak Shines Spotlight on Music

Author: Muzak LLC
Dateline: Mon, 31 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHARLOTTE, NC /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Muzak (www.muzak.com) announced today that they are incorporating a special events and holiday calendar into their core programming lineup. Muzak Spotlight will feature select artists on various days throughout the year, using music as a means to celebrate important events and pay tribute to influential bands and musicians.”



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CHARLOTTE, NC /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Muzak (www.muzak.com) announced today that they are incorporating a special events and holiday calendar into their core programming lineup. Muzak Spotlight will feature select artists on various days throughout the year, using music as a means to celebrate important events and pay tribute to influential bands and musicians.



Photo caption: Exterior Muzak Home Office. Copr. (c) Muzak LLC

"There's a powerful connection between music, our memories and emotions. Spotlight certainly adds some value to our product, but it's really about celebrating music and simply having some fun," said Muzak spokesman Sumter Cox.

The company currently has 72 core music programs, covering all genres and eras of music. The programs are designed to capture the energy, mood and style of their clients' brands. (Contrary to the belief of many, Muzak does not play synthetic instrumental versions of popular songs. The songs they include in their programs are the same songs you hear on the radio or in your CD player.)

When Ray Charles passed away last September, the company paid tribute to the beloved artist by increasing the rotation of his music in its Classic Soul, '50s & '60s Hits and Jukebox Gold programs.

"Response from our clients was amazing," Cox said. "They really appreciated that we honored Ray and asked if we could do more things like that in the future."

In response, Muzak has expanded its calendar of events to include important dates in music history, notable birthdays and current events as they arise.

For the official launch of Spotlight, Muzak is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting a different African American artist each day. Other artists and events will be featured throughout the year including Eric Clapton, John Lennon and the twentieth anniversary of Live Aid. A full calendar of Spotlight events is posted on the company's website (www.muzak.com).

The company is hosting a launch party for employees at its home office on February 4. The event will include special live performances by local artists and a musical tribute to influential African American musicians.


About Muzak

Muzak is the leading provider of music, on-hold messaging, and sound system design and installation for businesses. The Company has the industry's largest national network with more than 200 sales and service locations, serving approximately 350,000 client locations in the United States. More than 100 million people hear Muzak programs each day.

More information: www.muzak.com

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Apple iTunes(tm) Releases Keith Thompson’s Pipe Organ Classic, ‘A King’s Christmas’

Author: Eugene Dong, music producer
Dateline: Sat, 18 Dec 2004

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Eugene Dong, an independent music producer, today announced that Keith Thompson's Christmas pipe organ classic, 'A King's Christmas' is now available nationally and internationally through Apple iTunes(tm). ”



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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Eugene Dong, an independent music producer (www.echoesofheaven.com), today announced that Keith Thompson's Christmas pipe organ classic, "A King's Christmas" is now available nationally and internationally through Apple iTunes(tm). In addition to the iTunes store in the USA, Thompson's albums are now available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Finland, Portugal, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.

"I'm very pleased about Apple's decision to make Mr. Thompson's music available to their shoppers," said Eugene Dong. "Not only does this decision invites serious music lovers to join the digital music age with Keith's pipe organ albums, but clearly demonstrates that Apple iTunes(tm)+iPod(tm) usage is not limited to pop music lovers."

In his first digital release, "A King's Christmas," Keith Thompson celebrates the birthday of the King of Kings on the king of instruments, the pipe organ. Selections include the classic Christmas music of Johann Sebastian Bach, as well two 20th century works, "In Dulci Jubilo," by Marcel Dupre, and "Carillon-Sortie," by Henri Mulet. Carillon-Sortie is a vivacious work that is an encore favorite regardless of the season.

In addition, Mr. Thompson adds his own richly textured arrangements of timeless Christmas classics "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," "Go Tell It on the Mountain," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "Away in the Manger," "Joy to the World," "The First Noel," "Now is Born the Divine Christ Child" and "Silent Night."

An early review of the CD calls Mr. Thompson's album "inspiring, relaxing, invigorating, and awesome!"

Keith Thompson began playing the piano at the age of four and the organ at the age of seven. He played his first public concert at the age of 11 to an audience of 1500. Keith was one of the top four finalists in the prestigious International Concours d'Orgue,Grand Prix de Chartres, and has performed twice at the White House. He now performs regularly at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, and the Castro Theatre in San Francisco.

Echoesofheaven.com is a website maintained by Eugene Dong, to produce and promote the classical organ music of Keith Thompson. Links to the Apple iTunes(tm) store are available on the site.

For more information please visit: www.echoesofheaven.com

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