Focus Through Music With World Void Web

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With rich, experiential sound and worldwide collaborations, ‘Think Void’ is the solo artist World Void Web’s debut album in Instrumental Music!

NAVI MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, February 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lack of concentration and the inability to focus the mind on one thing is a widespread problem, irrespective of age, gender or country. Lack of concentration affects work, relationships, school, and almost everything else. In this age of the Internet, smartphones, the social networks & information overload, the problem is even bigger and make the attention span even shorter. When the problem is severe, it might require medical attention and advice. However, if you are an average person, lacking concentration, but have no health problems as the cause of the lack of concentration, you can remedy this by listening to relaxing, instrumental music. Instrumental music is medically proven to be beneficial to improve focus and productivity.
Meet Ajit Padmanabh, a self-taught solo musician & artist from Bangalore, whose love for instrumental music and focused listening, led to the making of his debut album, Think Void, with the tagline “Inward Is The Best Way Forward”. Seeking an alternate identity which is neutral in gender, community, region, religion or nationality, he calls himself World Void Web. The concept of Void – nothing that’s everything – always fascinated him. Sony DADC released Ajit’s debut album, Think Void, on 24th November 2017, including packaging, distribution & marketing worldwide. The album features collaborations with legendary artists like Grammy Award winner and Hindustani Classical Hawaiian Guitar proponent Dr. Prakash Sontakke, Legendary Bass Guitarist Keith Peters, Rock Guitarist with his signature Carnatic leads Baiju Dharmajan and an International act from Spain, Music Saw proponent and Spain’s Got Talent Participant Adriano Fernandez.
Taking a break from his full-time job at a leading IT firm, Ajit got down to conceptualize, create and mold this album to its final shape in 4 months. He conceptualized the album and track titles after focused and extensive research on the subtlest of the five elements (Panchabhoota in Sanskrit) known as Ether/Space/Void (Akasha in Sanskrit), the essential message being Think “Void” since that’s what makes all things fall in place, that’s what makes all of what we sense, actually manifest! With influences of rock, jazz, metal, dance & fusion, Ajit arranged and recorded this multi-genre album at his home studios, Blank Point Studios and was mastered at the legendary Sterling Studio, New York.
Think Void, with its subtle yet evocative, ethereal mix of sounds, helps transport the listener to a world within oneself, bringing in concentration and enabling a focused work of creation to take shape. With every listener’s world being essentially different, an introduction of lyrics into the music would have definitely altered the listener’s imagination or concentration. Thus, World Void Web chose not to include words but instead, brought in voiceless emoting, leading the listener to focus on his/her activities, thereby improving productivity.
An avid reader, Ajit believes that each of us is experiencing 3 states at any given point in time – World, Void & Web. You could be overwhelmed watching the simplicity of rain (World), absorbing all of what you see around, breathing (Void), while lamenting about the traffic, sitting inside your vehicle (Web). This is the core philosophy of his songs and albums. Ajit firmly believes that Music has been teaching him all he knows about it.
“Those 4 months were transformational. When I opted for a break from my day job, I didn't even have a sketch of the intended final outcome. I was a seeker, a learner. It was as though I was being guided by the Supreme one above, with sudden-born ideas and collaborations with renowned artists and engineers. The journey was surreal!”
Amidst all the “heavy” philosophy, he chuckles “Sometimes, when I listen to the tracks, I go in amazement and utter reverence to the Higher Force – Did I just play that?”
The album has received some rave reviews already. “Philosophical, musically deep, and with arrangements that will stand up to repeat plays, World Void Web’s Think Void is an album that would be best enjoyed with listeners sitting back, focusing on the music issuing forth from speakers, and contemplating what each note means to the overall enjoyment of the album” – NeuFutur Magazine, released on a bimonthly schedule, available in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, USA.
The first music video from the album was released recently, for the song “Memories In Raindrops”.
Watch Song Here: YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1X4dA6x8n8

Listen 'Think Void' Album Here:
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Video Game Music Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Forecast 2018 – 2025

Wiseguyreports.Com Publish Market Research Report On -“Video Game Music Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Forecast 2018 – 2025”

PUNE, INDIA, February 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Video Game Music Market 2018

Global Video Game Music market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
Sony
Dynamedion
Audio Network Limited
Spotify
Moonwalk Audio
Nintendo
Ubisoft
Microsoft
EA
Tencent
NetEase
Activision Blizzard

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Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Video Game Music in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering
North America
Europe
China
Japan
Southeast Asia
India

On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
Stand-Alone Game
On-line Game

On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
TV Game
PC Game
Smartphone Game
Other

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Table of Contents –Analysis of Key Points

Global Video Game Music Market Research Report 2018
1 Video Game Music Market Overview
2 Global Video Game Music Market Competition by Manufacturers
3 Global Video Game Music Capacity, Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2013-2018)
4 Global Video Game Music Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Region (2013-2018)
5 Global Video Game Music Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type

6 Global Video Game Music Market Analysis by Application
6.1 Global Video Game Music Consumption and Market Share by Application (2013-2018)
6.2 Global Video Game Music Consumption Growth Rate by Application (2013-2018)
6.3 Market Drivers and Opportunities
6.3.1 Potential Applications
6.3.2 Emerging Markets/Countries

7 Global Video Game Music Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis
7.1 Sony
7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.1.2 Video Game Music Product Category, Application and Specification
7.1.2.1 Product A
7.1.2.2 Product B
7.1.3 Sony Video Game Music Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.2 Dynamedion
7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.2.2 Video Game Music Product Category, Application and Specification
7.2.2.1 Product A
7.2.2.2 Product B
7.2.3 Dynamedion Video Game Music Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.3 Audio Network Limited
7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.3.2 Video Game Music Product Category, Application and Specification
7.3.2.1 Product A
7.3.2.2 Product B
7.3.3 Audio Network Limited Video Game Music Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.4 Spotify
7.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.4.2 Video Game Music Product Category, Application and Specification
7.4.2.1 Product A
7.4.2.2 Product B
7.4.3 Spotify Video Game Music Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
7.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.5 Moonwalk Audio
7.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.5.2 Video Game Music Product Category, Application and Specification
7.5.2.1 Product A
7.5.2.2 Product B
7.5.3 Moonwalk Audio Video Game Music Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
7.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.6 Nintendo
7.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.6.2 Video Game Music Product Category, Application and Specification
7.6.2.1 Product A
7.6.2.2 Product B
7.6.3 Nintendo Video Game Music Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
7.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.7 Ubisoft
7.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.7.2 Video Game Music Product Category, Application and Specification
7.7.2.1 Product A
7.7.2.2 Product B
7.7.3 Ubisoft Video Game Music Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
7.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.8 Microsoft
7.8.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
7.8.2 Video Game Music Product Category, Application and Specification
7.8.2.1 Product A
7.8.2.2 Product B
7.8.3 Microsoft Video Game Music Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
7.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview
……….

8 Video Game Music Manufacturing Cost Analysis
9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers

10 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders
10.1 Marketing Channel
10.1.1 Direct Marketing
10.1.2 Indirect Marketing
10.1.3 Marketing Channel Development Trend
10.2 Market Positioning
10.2.1 Pricing Strategy
10.2.2 Brand Strategy
10.2.3 Target Client
10.3 Distributors/Traders List

11 Market Effect Factors Analysis
11.1 Technology Progress/Risk
11.1.1 Substitutes Threat
11.1.2 Technology Progress in Related Industry
11.2 Consumer Needs/Customer Preference Change
11.3 Economic/Political Environmental Change

12 Global Video Game Music Market Forecast (2018-2025)
13 Research Findings and Conclusion
..…..Continued

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Fashion Fuses with Real Estate to Close out New York Fashion Week February 2018

The Journey Fashion Festival

Sarafina Belafonte, Este & Chlo by Henry Picado, Men’s Candle Collection by Fay Salgado

The Journey Fashion Festival

Same wears Helen Sanchez Intimates, Designs by Kamni Jewelry

The Journey Fashion Festival

Paris wears Layana Aguilar and Designs by Kamni Jewelry

Fashion and real estate combined, as The Journey Fashion Festival brought in Douglas Elliman to NYFW with a daring, outdoor, Parisian inspired fashion show.

Malena Belafonte's creativity never ceases to amaze me. You never know what she will come up with next, but you know it will be amazing!”

— Phil DelMazio, Photographer

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, February 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The show series took place at 251 East 61st Street, an exclusive $14.35 Million, Upper East Side townhouse listed by Douglas Elliman’s Robert Morrison and Margaret Dillon. “We were thrilled to open our doors to The Journey Fashion Festival, as they allowed us to market the townhouse in a unique and non-conventional way,” said listing agent Robert Morrison of Douglas Elliman. “Not only were we able to get a set of fresh eyes on the property, but we were also able to do so in a tasteful and glamorous way.”

The Journey Fashion Festival is known for producing shows out of the ordinary – last season's show featured helicopters that dropped models in Christian Lacroix lingerie off on the runway. The fall/winter '18 show did not disappoint either. The Journey Fashion Festival founder, Malena Belafonte along with her husband and business partner, David Belafonte, who for decades produced his father, singer Harry Belafonte, transformed the five-story, luxury townhouse into a full functioning fashion show venue, by creating a runway that went from the main townhouse, through the outdoor courtyard and into the home’s adjacent carriage house – in the middle of winter.

“It may seem crazy, wanting to do an outdoor fashion show in New York during the middle of February, but I just knew it would be perfectly sexy and classy,” said Malena Belafonte who is also the Creative Director of The Journey Fashion Festival. Born in Denmark to a German mother and a Danish showbiz father, Malena is heavily influenced by her European and show-business roots. “I wanted a boutique vibe that channeled that special time in Paris where it was all about creating a show that would stand out and differ from the others”.

Chinese American Minan Wong opened with a clean and stylish collection. Groomed by her idol Donna Karan, and as a member of the FIT Design Entrepreneurs Collaborative, Minan Wong’s mission is to use fresh sustainable materials and fair wages to showcase an expertly crafted collection. “Our goal is to reduce our footprint while still helping you make your mark,” says Minan. And Minan Wong sure hit her mark during The Journey Fashion Festival with a perfectly curated show.

The runway was lined with beautiful candles from the newly launched Fay Salgado’s Men’s Candle Collection, giving the show “a 50 Shades of Grey vibe” once models clad in lingerie, garters and heels by Helen Sanchez Intimates, took to the runway with a luxury lingerie collection, perfectly titled "From the Bedroom to the Boardroom"

Este and Chlo by Henry Picado from Costa Rica impressed by showcasing collections inspired by old Hollywood glamour. His boutique men’s collection featured superbly tailored suits and his women’s collection, rich in textures and alluring details showcased a range of looks from day to evening for women who know what they want.

“My guests were so impressed by the ability to make an intimate setting as powerful as a huge venue,” says Project Runway’s All Star Layana Aguilar from Brazil who herself, showed a powerful collection in keeping with her mission to provide armor for which women can present their best selves every day. Her collection closed out the show series featuring live music performed by beautiful Brazilian singer Alina Munez accompanied by Marco de Vita.

Throughout the collections, models wore diamonds from Designs by Kamni. Kamni, a luxury jewelry designer, made her NYFW debut with a magical collection. Known for hand-selecting each and every diamond used, this new mom created a look that fit perfectly with the intimate show setting. "I get inspired by each costumer, and I want that to translate into each piece I create," says Kamni Verma.

The "City Estate" was creatively curated to create an exclusive experience for the invited show guests. After a red carpet arrival, VIP guests were treated to hair treatments in the Beauty Bar by Marcello Costa, and walked away with Redken hair products while enjoying an installation for Lola’s Rewurk Collection by designer of Lola Loves Cargo. A memorable moment that impacted everyone was when in addition to a moment of silence to honor the lives lost in the high school shooting in Florida, 10 year old Amadeus took to the runway marking each lost life with a drum beat. This inclusive yet exclusive mindset is what sets The Journey Fashion Festival apart.

Sponors included The Alex Salem Team from Douglas Elliman, Fay Salgado Men’s Candle Collection, Sennheiser, Datavision, Redken, Marcello Costa Studio

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Bitcoiin B2G to be heard on Sirius XM Radio

Bitcoiin B2G’s radio spots will focus on both the excitement of the impending initial coin offering (ICO), and informing the Sirius XM audience about cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoiin B2g announces the second generation of cryptocurrency. Catch the wave, on Sirius XM Radio.

HONG KONG, CHINA, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bitcoiin B2G, www.bitcoiin.com, has launched a program of informational radio spots, to be heard on Sirius XM Radio (www.siriusxm.com). The spots, which have started their run on Sirius XM, will focus on both the excitement of Bitcoiin B2G’s impending initial coin offering (ICO), and informing the Sirius XM audience about cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoiin B2G, currently accepting pre-ICO orders for its new cryptocurrency Bitcoiin B2G (standing for second-generation), is delighted to associate itself with Sirius XM, a premier provider of streaming and metered radio programming material. Sirius XM has begun running the spots, which focus on the second opportunity to ride the cryptocurrency wave, for those who may have missed the original bitcoin roll-out in 2009.

Bitcoiin B2g’s pre-ICO price is set at $5.00 per token, with a $75,000,000 soft cap and a $250,000,000 hard cap. The pre-ICO price is good until the $75M soft cap is reached, or March 30, 2018 – whichever comes first. As of this writing, Bitcoiin B2G has raised $40,000,000 of that initial $75,000,000 soft cap, with thirty-two (32) days remaining in the pre-ICO sales period. After the ICO launch, the value of each Bitcoiin B2G coin will be set by the market.

Why a new cryptocurrency? And why Bitcoiin B2G, in particular? Bitcoiin B2G offers secure technology, with blockchain ledger confirmation, with Proof of Work (PoW) via the Ethereum blockchain algorithm. Bitcoiin B2G’s design encompasses a comprehensive ecosystem, including mining pool opportunities, a trading platform, and wallet staking (both online and cold storage). The inspiration for Bitcoiin B2G lay in a desire to build a self-sufficient cryptocurrency ecosystem, independent of central banks, national borders, and ties to the institutional world.

Bitcoiin B2G was designed to revive the original vision of cryptocurrency – anonymous, global, secure, transparent, reliable, secure.

A Unique Opportunity

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts, depositors and adventurers have seldom had such a chance to participate in the exhilarating launch of an integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem, with built-in controls, strong management and explosive upside growth potential. Bitcoiin B2G is currently

Bitcoiin B2g announces the second generation of cryptocurrency. Catch the wave, on Sirius XM Radio.

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Zen and a Self-Sufficient Crypto-ecosystem

“The key is self-sufficiency,” says Seagal.

Bitcoiin B2G was designed to revive the original vision of cryptocurrency – anonymous, global, secure, transparent, reliable, secure.

My Zen practice seeks to bring people to enlightenment. That includes clearing our minds of distractions, especially stress and anxiety, and centering our selves in the world as it is.””

— Steven Seagal, martial artist and Zen Master

HONG KONG, CHINA, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bitcoiin B2G, www.bitcoiin.com, has announced actor, martial artist and Zen Master Steven Seagal as its global brand spokesman. But what about Seagal’s Zen practice motivates an interest in an independent cryptocurrency?

“The key is self-sufficiency,” says Seagal. “And humanity. We are here to understand the world as it is. My Zen practice seeks to bring people to enlightenment. That includes clearing our minds of distractions, especially stress and anxiety, and centering our selves in the world as it is.”

People have asked why these ideas have led Seagal to participation in the world of cryptocurrencies, and in particular Bitcoiin B2G. We can only begin to grasp the depth of Seagal’s spiritual ideas, but it seems fair to say that freeing people from the stranglehold of centralized institutions like banks and national governments may be part of the answer.

The Zen practitioner seeks to free the mind from the “life-world.” For most people, this means seeking to raise one’s sights from the everyday realities of debt, work, stress and anxiety. Those stressors, based on an either/or paradigm of thinking, must be overcome. The Zen practitioner seeks a stillness of mind, a life of tending toward the concrete thing-events. The Zen practitioner seeks freedom, expressive of the original human nature.

In these ideas we can perhaps see what Seagal sees in cryptocurrency. A stillness, away from the nattering of business, the chains of credit, the bonds of national borders.

And why Bitcoiin B2G, in particular? Bitcoiin B2G offers secure technology, with blockchain ledger confirmation implemented through the Ethereum blockchain algorithm in a comprehensive ecosystem, including mining pool opportunities, a trading platform, and wallet safekeeping. The original concept of Bitcoiin B2G was to actualize a self-sufficient cryptocurrency ecosystem, independent of central banks, national borders, ties to the nattering world. While perhaps this new company’s initial coin offering was not intended specifically to achieve a Zen state – it may have done so.

Bitcoiin B2G was designed to revive the original vision of cryptocurrency – anonymous, global, secure, transparent, reliable, secure.

A Unique Opportunity

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts, depositors and adventurers have seldom had such a chance to participate in the exhilarating launch of an integrated cryptocurrency ecosystem, with built-in controls, strong management and explosive upside growth potential. Bitcoiin B2G is currently

We announce the second generation of cryptocurrency. Seldom does life grant a second chance.

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Los Angeles Singer-Songwriter Win Top Honors At Acoustic Music Awards

Kevin Fisher, top winner of the 14th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)

Kevin Fisher, top winner of the 14th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)

Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Kevin Fisher wins top honors at the 14th Annual IAMA. He is a multi-platinum selling songwriter

I'm just so honored to be part of the community, let alone being the overall grand prize winner”

— Kevin Fisher

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Kevin Fisher wins top honors at the 14th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) with his song "Beer Me", he wrote the song with Brett Boyett. He is a multi-platinum selling songwriter. Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Uncle Kracker and many others have recorded his songs. As and artist himself and a writer for others, his songs are being played all over the world. His music has been featured on TV (True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, America's Funniest Home Videos, etc).

"I'm just so honored to be part of the community, let alone being the overall grand prize winner", said Kevin Fisher.

STARS AMONG THE WINNERS AND FINALISTS
Tom Chapin, brother of Folk singer Harry Chapin, won Best Male Artist with his song "Fair Pay Fair Play Blues".

Other notable finalists include Bertie Higgins, known for his #1 hit "Key Largo" and Top 10 hit "Just Another Day in Paradise". Singer-Songwriter Priscilla Hairston was also a finalist, who has written hit songs for Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, Rihanna and more.

Here is the list of winners:

OVERALL GRAND PRIZE:
"Beer Me" by Kevin Fisher

INSTRUMENTAL
FIRST PRIZE: "Moon over Tanjore" by Henrik Andersen & Music Spoken Here (DENMARK)
RUNNER-UP: "First Light" by Darlene Koldenhoven

OPEN
FIRST PRIZE: "Candlelight" by Ross Douglas
RUNNER-UP: "More Than You'll Ever Know" by Tarryn Aimée

AAA/ALTERNATIVE
FIRST PRIZE: "Dream Big" by Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand
RUNNER-UP: "I’ll Be Waiting" (Acoustic) by Luke Underhill

FOLK/AMERICANA/ROOTS
FIRST PRIZE: "Little Man" by Mermaids Exist (CANADA)
RUNNER-UP: "My Darkness" by Abbie Gardner

BEST GROUP/DUO
FIRST PRIZE: "Charly" by Good Harvest (SWEDEN)
RUNNER-UP: "From Here" by Spechlis

BEST MALE ARTIST
FIRST PRIZE: "Fair Pay Fair Play Blues" by Tom Chapin
RUNNER-UP: "My Drug" by Anthony Mossburg

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
FIRST PRIZE: "The Doorway" by Diana DeMuth
RUNNER-UP: "Howlin' at the Moon" by Laura Stockton

COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS
FIRST PRIZE: "Porch Song" by Steve Sofferin
RUNNER-UP: "Wearing White" by Nicky Kerr

ABOUT IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)
IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) promotes the art and artistry of acoustic music performance and artistry. In its 15th year, IAMA has a proven track record of winners going on to get signed and hit the Billboard Charts. Meghan Trainor was discovered by IAMA eight years ago and is now a global phenomenon with #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts with "All About That Bass" (#1 for 9 weeks) and #1 on The Billboard 200 Charts with her debut album "Title", won for a Grammy award for Best New Artist. 2nd Annual IAMA winner Zane Williams’s winning song was recorded by country music star Jason Michael Carroll, that song hit #14 on Billboard Country Charts and #99 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Jeff Gutt, finalist at the 9th Annual IAMA was a runner-up on X-Factor USA. Charlie Dore (known for her hit “Pilot of the Airwaves”) was the top winner in 2008. Information on winners and finalists, go to:
http://www.inacoustic.com/winners.html

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Crowd-Thrilling Performances Super Bowl Week in Minneapolis Earn Young LA Singer a Role in Prince's Former Band, NPG

Prince music was taboo growing up in a strict household on a Virginia farm

Mackenzie officially joins the New Power Generation to take the stage with the group Prince once described as his "best band ever" for debut concerts in Oz

He's a friggin' star!He absolutely crushed those Prince songs!”

— Prince choreographer Barry Lather (Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, et al)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — A young, relatively unknown singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles who prefers to simply go by the name Mackenzie* just got a wake up call to be in a dream. He's been invited to officially join the NPG —- the New Power Generation. In March he will work with the group that Prince once described as his "best band ever" for five, debut concerts in Australia.

Mackenzie created a major buzz on social media and in Minneapolis with his "audition" performances during Super Bowl week, including one outside in the subzero cold and snow (!) that was put on by the Super Bowl host committee and produced by legendary music producers Jimmy Jam Harris and Terry Lewis.

The dynamic 30-year-old was a showstopper during his NPG performances. The crowd seemed especially moved by his soulful version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" and immediately jumped to their feet with his rousing rendition of "You've Got the Look" during four sold-out NPG shows at the Dakota Jazz Club February 2 and 3 where he was joined by guest vocalists, former NPG singer Kip Blackshire and long-time Prince colleague, Andre Cymone. The fabulous Hornheads, also formerly part of the core NPG band, made up the energetic and musically tight 15-member group.

Mackenzie singing "Nothing Compares 2 U" with the NPG at the Dakota Super Bowl Weekend.

GREW UP IN A HOUSE IN RURAL VIRGINIA WHERE PRINCE MUSIC WAS TABOO

While growing up in a strict household on a farm in Virginia, Mackenzie wasn't allowed to listen to or sing secular music. "Before I started pursuing singing professionally, Prince's music was taboo music! But it always had a spiritual feel to it for me, like that energy you get from music in church," he recalls. "Prince and NPG represent freedom and intense creativity at work."

SINGER INITIALLY IGNORED THE CALL

"NPG's manager — and former Prince manager, Jill Willis — looked me up on the Jammcard app and reached out to me. I thought it was a joke so, initially, I ignored it. Then she called me. I ignored that at first too but decided I better check this out." Before long he was in the former Flyte Tyme Studios of Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam in the Twin Cities, rehearsing with the NPG fellows — and then in front of both hometown music fans and visitors from all over the world – some in town for Super Bowl and some to hear NPG perform their first public U.S. concerts.

Mackenzie, who has worked as a singer on select soundtracks and other projects says "those shows during Super Bowl week, were really my audition for the band. This is a great group of musicians and I'm honored to be working with them; they played with one of the most gifted musicians and songwriters of the past century, so I'm constantly learning from them. One thing I've rediscovered just being with the band briefly is how to respect the stage and always be growing on it. I also learned that by watching James Brown. That's always a key to a good performance and these guys drew it out of me."

"HE'S A FRIGGIN' STAR," SAYS FORMER PRINCE CHOREOGRAPHER

"I am delighted to welcome our newest addition, Mackenzie, to The NPG!" notes Morris Hayes, NPG Music Director (and the only NPG musician to play with Prince as his Music Director and keyboard player the night of his unforgettable Super Bowl Performance in the rain in Miami 11 years ago). "Mackenzie is a gifted and magnetic singer with amazing charisma that locks you into his performances immediately."

"We are looking forward to presenting him to the world as the NPG continues to keep the Prince legacy alive. As I heard one screamin' fan in Minneapolis say recently, 'This is as close to a Prince show now as you will ever get.' And with our new official member on board, we're going to be bringin' it wheels up and full throttle."

"He's a friggin' star! He absolutely crushed those Prince songs," adds former Prince choreographer Barry Lather (Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, Carrie Underwood, others). Lather caught the first of the Dakota shows, along with long-time Twin Cities Star Tribune music critic Jon Bream, who said he thought Mackenzie was an exciting addition to the band , and that the NPG shows were one of the best musical experiences of the entire Super Bowl week.

The NPG alumni going to Australia include long-time Prince and NPG Musical Director and keyboard player, Morris Hayes, drummer Kirk Johnson who first met Prince when he was tapped for Purple Rain, along with dancer and percussionist Damon D and rapper Tony M. , who co-wrote a number of songs on the early NPG records. Also joining the group is bassist Mono Neon, keyboard player and lead vocalist Kip Blackshire, plus guest singers André Cymone and Támar Davis who was nominated for a Grammy with Prince for the song, "Beautiful, Loved & Blessed."

*More About Mackenzie

Mackenzie grew up singing gospel and religious music at home and in church for most of his life in rural Virginia until he left to study singing and songwriting briefly at Berkeley School of Music. Enamored of the "Masters" — James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Prince — the artist moved to LA in 2012 with his then-girlfriend and now his wife – a singer who goes by the name, Apollo Jane.

Baptism by Fire and Ice: His NPG initiation was surreal: "It was probably negative 30 wind-chill the night we headlined that Wednesday gig before the big game. I've never experienced anything like it! And yet, there we were onstage in the snow — and Terry and Jimmy were right out there with us on the sidelines with their camera phones and heavy coats! And there were lots of fans out there with us, too. That shows you NPG has the best fans, 'cuz they're still loyal to Prince's music and memory."

Martin Keller
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Mackenzie and the NPG work out on “Alphabet Street” at the Dakota, one of Prince’s Favorite Twin Cities clubs


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MAAT Proclaims One Meter For All

DRMeter MkII — The One Meter For All Of Us

The first loudness meter for music creation as well as broadcast & post

DRMeter MkII — Versatile, Intuitive, Complete

Company announces release of their next generation DRMeter MkII plug–in for Loudness measurement

We’ve brought fresh new thinking to Loudness measurement by removing some of the cognitive barriers to creativity. Our one plug–in does it all with easy to understand, intuitive Loudness metering…”

— MAAT Co–founder & CEO Friedemann Tischmeyer

SANTA CRUZ, CA, USA, February 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — MAAT Incorporated, a manufacturer of exceptional performance professional audio solutions, today announced the release of DRMeter MkII, a cross platform plug–in for the measurement and monitoring of audio Loudness and dynamics. The plug–in premiers several new features for the Loudness metering marketplace, and is the first loudness measurement tool specifically designed for music creation as well as broadcast production and post.

Available for all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations), DRMeter MkII follows on the success of MAAT’s original DRMeter. DRMeter MkII was created for engineers working in all audio industries, from mainstream music production, content streaming, broadcast radio and television to gaming, theatrical, industrial and AR/VR. Measurement methods have been expanded to include all international Loudness metrics, as well as MAAT’s own DR Dynamic Range ad hoc standard for judging “dynamic density,” the amount of dynamic contrast in a recording.

DRMeter MkII is the first Loudness meter that combines high accuracy R128 and A/85 conformance with elements crafted expressly for music creation. It is the only Loudness meter that displays channel–specific trends by augmenting EBU–mandated monaural measurements with classic L/R metering for Max. Short Term, Max. Momentary and True Peak, to identify trends and channel–specific issues without the need for an additional meter. It is also the first plug–in to offer both the emerging PSR metric, Sample Peak–to–Short–term Loudness Ratio, and official DRi, integrated DR formerly available only in MAAT’s DROffline batch measurement utility.

Continuing to lead the Loudness measurement community, DRMeter MkII premiers Dynamic Deviation™, offering lucid Loudness management when mixing and mastering for different Loudness–normalized distribution platforms from Spotify through Apple Music to YouTube. In addition, DRMeter MkII introduces DualVu™, displaying both relative and absolute scales simultaneously so audio artistry is less hindered by adherence to a Loudness target.

The comprehensive DRMeter MkII makes all aspects of Loudness tangible and easy to understand, while a round trip MfiT (Mastered for iTunes) monitoring and metering feature eases seamless leveling for streaming music delivery. Multiple metering modes are visible simultaneously, and presets for all major streaming services and broadcast standards highlight the extensive feature mix.

Most audio engineers today are self–employed, and work for a wide range of clientele. Jason Candler is an independent, with clients ranging from Gary Lucas to NASA. His industrial customer’s needs contrast sharply with what creatives like Moby expect. Candler appreciates the versatility of the second generation DRMeter. “Quite a leap from MkI to MkII,” he said. “Highly impressed with all the new features and usability.” In a word; “Bravo!”

MAAT Co–founder and CEO Friedemann Tischmeyer has long considered the quandary of paying attention to loudness without slavishly following distracting visuals or letting some automated process act as an automatic gain control. “We’ve brought fresh new thinking to Loudness measurement by removing some of the cognitive barriers to creativity. Our one plug–in does it all with easy to understand, intuitive Loudness metering for every engineer, regardless of what job walks in the door. DRMeter MkII truly is the one meter for all of us.”

The affordably priced DRMeter MkII is available from MAAT and select pro audio distributors for US$129. Images, specifications and additional information including a QuickStart guide and videos are accessible at MAAT dot Digital on the web.

ABOUT MAAT INC.
MAAT Incorporated is built on the belief that higher accuracy, enhanced workflows and less visual fatigue are hallmarks of better quality. MAAT is derived from “Mastering Academy Audio Tools,” reflecting the deep connection and practical wisdom derived from years of practical experience. MAAT’s reliance on hard science and in–depth research balanced by extensive listening redefines audio tools for professionals worldwide.

©2018 MAAT Incorporated. The MAAT logo, DRMeter, DROffline and DRMeter MkII are trademarks of MAAT Incorporated. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Oliver Masciarotte
MAAT Inc.
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DRMeter MkII Overview


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Chris Lowden and Jeff “Toad” Higginbotham Announce Launch of Country AF Radio From Las Vegas

(Pictured left to right: Jeff Higginbotham and Chris Lowden) Photo credit: Jim Shea

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, February 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Stoney’s Rockin’ Country’s Founder Chris Lowden and Marketing Director, Toad, announced today that they are launching a radio venture from ground zero at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country on the Las Vegas Strip. Country AF Radio will be headquartered at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country Town Square 6611 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 160, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119.

“It’s been a long time coming and I’m excited to announce the launch of Country AF Radio to serve our valued Las Vegas market while having a strong national presence. Our mission is to have a 65 percent terrestrial presence while focusing 35 percent on great country music and exposing the new music of worthy emerging artists,” declares Lowden.

“Country AF Radio is an extension of our country music ventures in Las Vegas as we enjoy growing our professional relationships in Nashville and the country music industry-at-large. Being able to introduce our customer base to even more music, both new/emerging and established/well known is the goal! We have always taken the outside of the box approach and this is just another example of the forward thinking we all have at Stoney’s. We are excited not only for this launch but to reprise our role producing the ACM’s Party for a Cause festival in April while continuing our aggressive programming of live national acts here at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country. We hope to further provide an oasis for country artists and industry pros alike doing business on the West Coast,” Toad concludes.

About Stoney's Rockin' Country

The World-Famous Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is Las Vegas’ premiere destination for locals and tourists who are looking for a boot-stomping good-ole-time with line dancing, mechanical bull riding, beer pong, pool tables and more. Located at Town Square, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is a 19,000-square foot high-energy nightclub that features a 2,000-square foot dance floor and boasts a capacity for 1,000 fans to enjoy live national country acts. The venue’s state-of-the art Alcons sound system, matched with the industry’s leading DJs, provides a world class listening experience. Doors open at 7 PM and line-dancing lessons begin at 7:30 PM. Stoney’s is located at 6611 Las Vegas Blvd S, Suite 160, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Brittany Madsen
Stoney's Rockin' Country
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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SUICIDOLOGY NAMES ANDREW W.K. AS PERSON OF THE YEAR

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, February 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Andrew W.K. has been named Person of the Year by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), honoring his life-affirming music and work, which promotes celebrating all life has to offer. AAS will present the 2018 inaugural Person of the Year Award at the 51st AAS Annual Conference, the largest gathering of suicide prevention professionals, students, attempt and loss survivors, and clinicians in the United States, taking place in Washington, D.C. April 18 – 21, 2018.

The inaugural Person of the Year Award will be presented to Andrew W.K. due to his consistent and powerful use of positivity to improve the lives of those who hear his music. “Andrew’s message resonates with the field of suicide prevention in that he encourages people to use their capabilities to create a life worth living,” said Julie Cerel, PhD, President of AAS.

The purpose of the AAS Person of the Year Award is to recognize large-scale impact as it relates to the suicide prevention and mental health community.

"Words cannot adequately convey my astonishment at having been selected for this unique recognition. I'm grateful to the American Association of Suicidology for the incredibly valuable work they've done for so long, and continue to do now, when it's needed more than ever,” said Andrew W.K.

“My story is a familiar one: from a young age, I felt consistently uneasy in the world, and thus began an ongoing search for something to quell the sense of wrongness inside of me. I was lucky enough to discover a life's work which not only transmuted my darker tendencies into something brighter and more deserving of my energy, but also allowed me to amplify and share that quest with others. In my mission to find joyful meaning in life, I never imagined my rock and roll destiny would become a source of inspiration for those who also dwelled in the shadows. To reach into the abyss and somehow make contact with the unknown is both terrifying and miraculous, but even more terrifying and miraculous, is to reach into yourself and somehow make contact with your fellow man. It's in this quintessential form of contact – this primal physical and emotional connection – that the Truth about life must surely be found. This is our challenge – to see if we can find the other person inside of us, and us in them, and to let this process of enlightened discovery open our hearts, and purify our minds."

"I'd like to humbly accept this award on behalf of all the people who work everyday at forging this sacred human bond. I'd like to accept this award on behalf of music itself, and on behalf of the mysterious life-force feeling I simply call 'partying.' I'd like to accept this award on behalf of every person who has struggled and overcome, and struggled and fallen – for I have been both. I'd also like to accept this honor on behalf of every person who's lost someone – or lost themselves – to seemingly insurmountable darkness. In a world of confusion, distress, and extraordinary challenges, there are few efforts more worthwhile than devoting oneself to the raising of the collective human spirit. If any of our work can contribute to this vast emergency – this crisis of joy – then may the Party Gods grant us ever more strength, so we may all help make the world a partier place."

“Andrew W.K. has brought so much hope and joy to so many people through the power of his music, lectures, and writings” said Colleen Creighton, Executive Director of AAS. “He has empowered individuals to find a positive path forward. Therefore, we are pleased to name him our inaugural Person of the Year for the incredible impact he has had in transforming lives throughout the world.”

Additional awardees at the conference will include lawmakers, researchers, academicians, suicide attempt and loss survivors, and mental health advocates.

For the media: We urge members of the media to share suicide prevention resources in all of their reports. Responsible reporting on suicide and the inclusion of stories of hope and resilience can prevent suicides. You can find more information on safe messaging around suicide here.

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About AAS: Founded in 1968, AAS promotes suicide as a research discipline, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of lay persons who have in interest in suicide prevention. You can learn more about AAS at www.suicidology.org.

Colleen Creighton
American Association of Suicidology
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