168 Film Festival And Salvation Army Partner To Bring Kids To The Movies

Ten-year-old Writer/Director Rachel Lowry’s “Lost”

Nathan Kress (iCarly) and Kids

168 Kids

If we lose the kids, we lose the battle.”

— John David Ware

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, August 16, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Los Angeles, CA – The 168 Film Festival will host a very special, free event for disadvantaged and at risk children, ages 5-15 and their families from 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM, Saturday, August 26th at Regal Cinemas LA Live, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd. L.A. CA 90015.

The “168 Kids!” screening is from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM, followed by “selfies with celebs” on the Kids Red Carpet from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Some 168 Kids films were created for kids by kids, like award-winning, ten-year-old writer/director, Rachel Lowry’s film “Lost.” It is based on Matthew 18:12-14. The animated tale is about a young sheep, who learns a valuable lesson when he gets lost.

"These powerful, positive family messages are sure to delight young minds, said John David Ware, Founder and President. "If we lose the kids, we lose the battle."

The 5th annual “168 KIDS!” event partners with The Salvation Army Entertainment Industry Friends Network (#TSA EntCom). According to The Salvation Army's Producer/Director of Entertainment Industry Relations, Anthony Begonia, “These kids with their families always love an opportunity to get out of the neighborhood. This is very much needed and we're thankful for the partnership."

Highlighting the power of story to change culture, the 168 Film Festival showcases the work of worldwide filmmakers competing for over $25,000 in prizes and a chance to make their first film.

The festival is presented each year by 168 Film, an organization founded by John David Ware in 2003 to train and equip filmmakers in making faith and family films.

Tickets to attend the entire 168 Film Festival – Saturday, August 26 – Sunday August 27 – are $28-54 and are available at www.168film.com/tickets

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The 30th Anniversary of The Harmonic Convergence Inspires a New Album, ETHEREAL ESCAPES, a Transcendent Musical Roadmap

Ethereal Escapes Cover Artwork

Ethereal Escapes, a new album by Merrill Collins, and the sequel to Echappees Etheriques, released in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence. Artwork by Yvon Chausseblanche.

Artwork for the new single "Particles in Space"

The new vocal version of Merrill Collins’ single “Particles in Space” features vocalist and peace activist SEAY. Artwork by Yvon Chausseblanche.

Ethereal Escapes Trio

Flautist Laura Halladay, Cellist Maksim Velichkin, and pianist/composer/peace activist Merrill Collins reunite to create music for the 30th Anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence. Photo by Yvon Chausseblanche.

Drawing on Overtones, Harmonics and Mythologies she created in 1987, Merrill Collins re-teams with Laura Halladay, Maksim Velichkin on a passionate peace album.

I love these stories and my memories of the Harmonic Convergence. Historically, it is a reminder to the people on this planet to be mindful of the bigger picture.”

— Merrill Collins

SANTA MONICA, CA, USA, August 15, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — In 1987, new age author and artist Jose Arguelles launched a word-of-mouth Harmonic Convergence campaign calling for 144,000 “sun dancers” to gather near sacred sites at dawn on August 16-17 to open the doors to an era of unprecedented change and preparation for a new evolutionary cycle on Earth. The event was celebrated worldwide by tens of thousands of people and marked the first time human beings simultaneously coordinated their prayers, meditations, and ceremonies at sacred sites around the planet. This outpouring of intention closely coincided with an exceptional alignment of the planets. Pianist and composer Merrill Collins participated in that historic event 30 years ago, and it has inspired her, musically, ever since.

This week, as the 30th anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence approaches, Collins will celebrate by releasing a special "vocal version" of “Particles in Space,” a song from her new album Ethereal Escapes. This new work is the transcendent, alternately whimsical and poignant sequel to Collins’ critically-acclaimed 2016 recording Echappées Ethériques (debuting at #5 on ZMR Global Airplay Charts), which celebrates a harmonic convergence of a different kind: the beautiful and daring musical chemistry between the renowned pianist and two of her longtime friends and collaborators, flautist Laura Halladay and cellist Maksim Velichkin. Bringing everything full circle, the ambitious, hour long 16-track collection seamlessly connects three imaginative mythological narratives – The Story of the Conductor of the Music of the Spheres, The Story of the Fountain of Jewels, and The Story of the Emerald – that were written in 1987, when Collins’ birthday coincided with the Harmonic Convergence.

The production of Collins’ pieces encompasses new age, contemporary instrumental and classical styles, powerfully and emotionally putting our planet’s role in the Universe in perspective while conveying the utter vastness of space and the majestic beauty of the ether. Four of the tracks are finalists in the Global Peace Song Awards. “The Fountain of Jewels Activated”, “Triumphant Upon Arrival” and “With Every Heartbeat” are finalists in the Classical Category. “Particles in Space” is a finalist in the New Age Music category, prompting the idea to produce a new version of the song with vocals by acclaimed vocalist (and fellow peace activist) SEAY, and music by the Ethereal Escapes ensemble; this new version is scheduled for imminent release, in conjunction with this week’s timely anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence.

“Particles in Space” was born of Collins’ lifelong peace activism; in 1983, a dedicated group from Palos Altos – Beyond War – inspired Merrill to write songs bringing awareness to the need for nuclear disarmament. In 2017, “Particles in Space” regains the spotlight, refocusing our important plea for peace. “Remembering the Emerald” is another of Collins’ memorable pieces, and was dedicated to Avon Mattison, founder of Pathways to Peace, where Collins was “Composer-in-Residence” in 1986 and 1987.

The artist has a long history of popular recordings in which she and her players interact with each other like they’re in a musical conversation, “where each person’s intuition guides their commentaries and input.” Likewise, a colorful musical dialogue drives Ethereal Escapes, from the opening swirl of cello accents, dreamy flute and elegant piano on the opening track “The Fountain of Jewels Activated” through the film score lush soaring interaction at the end of the closer “Triumphant Upon Arrival.”

Collins’ narratives gave rise to a poem that emerges when the song titles are read in sequence (“Our peaceful uprising continues/flowing directly to love/We heard earth weeping/remembering the Emerald…”), the moods of the songs reflecting their titles. For instance, “In The Bigger Picture” is spacious, hypnotic and a bit ominous,” while “Living in Harmonious World” offers a dreamy sense of floating in the heavens, and “Flowing Directly To Love” is reflective and lushly romantic. In contrast, “We Heard Earth Weeping” is dark and soulful.

“I love these stories and my memories of the Harmonic Convergence," she says. "Historically it is a reminder to the people on this planet to be mindful of the bigger picture. We had nuclear threats then, and now we hear North Korea daring us to engage. A nuclear scare, and choosing a deliberate peace, closes the album with a reminder that we must hold love as our basis of civilization and humanity."

Collins, a classically-trained New Jersey native, has collaborated over the years with world class musicians to create harmonic, peaceful and uplifting works for meditation, inspiration, and relaxation on her indie label Spiraling Music. Many of her projects involve vocal tracks as well as instrumental ones. Her catalog includes Sky Watching (with cellist Michael Fitzpatrick), Cinema Musique (with Nicole Garcia), Cello & Piano Sanctuary (with Joseph Herbert), Blossoms and Christmas Presence. Merrill has performed and composed music for the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, UNCHR Human Rights Day, Amnesty International, United Way, Pathways to Peace, UN World Habitat Day and Earth Day.

"There are many themes present in Ethereal Escapes, but the essence is our yearning to arrive at a place of loving vibration, summed up in the track “Flowing Directly To Love”, Merrill says. “The overall spiritual intention of both Echappées Ethériques and Ethereal Escapes is to lift people upward vibrationally, and all of the harmonic progressions are custom designed to spiral up. For Laura, Maksim and I, making this album was highly therapeutic. The Ethereal Escapes are very real to us, and these are the gift we want to share with a world that needs this kind of loving musical therapy as well.”

It is Collins' hope that individuals and radio hosts will play Ethereal Escapes throughout the 30th Anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence and the coming eclipse to remember the power of coming together in a harmonious way. Collins is offering an additional bonus on her website in celebration of the events: free downloads of Ethereal Escapes’ colorful liner notes in full, as penned by bestselling author and multi-GRAMMY-winning producer Kabir Sehgal; these insightful notes illuminate Merrill’s stories, which emerged from her past as the trio was creating the music. Visit www.spiralingmusic.com.

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“With Every Heartbeat” from the new album Ethereal Escapes; music video and artwork by Yvon Chausseblanche.

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Child Prodigy, Polly Taylor Named Among Best of Summer Listening

Verdena Charla’yne “Polly” Taylor

Award-winning, singer/songwriter/arranger/vocal producer, offers consultation to musicians, ministers of music, music directors, songwriters and more

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Verdena Charla'yne "Polly" Taylor, singer, songwriter, arranger, vocal producer, has been named among the Best of Summer Listening, 2017, her publicist announced today. Joining her are independent and major label music artists from Canada, the U.S.A., and the U. K. who represent both legendary and new talent.

The Best of Summer Listening is a dynamic listing which recognizes internationally acclaimed music artists each year. In addition to Taylor, other distinguished artists named to the 2017 edition include DeeJazz, Josh Gracin, Mandisa, Millard Thomas, Jr , Pamella Elaine, and Dee-1.

At age 12, Verdena Charla'yne "Polly" Taylor was recruited by a gospel group and eventually became their musical director. When she was just 14, Taylor began writing songs and along with the group, captured the interest of the late, Dr. Mattie Moss Clark and "Pop" Winans.

For nearly two decades, she and the group often shared the stage with The Clark Sisters, annual concert billings with The Winans, and opened for The Hawkins Family.

She has contributed her talents as songwriter to Marvin Sapp's album, "Be Exalted (2006V.)" Her current featured work is her own, Abba/Father (PollyTunes Productions, LLC). It was recognized as one of best of summer listening, 2017. The urban contemporary, gospel/christian/inspirational single is available at http://www.Pollytunes.com.

"The Best of Summer Listening, 2017 is a promotional listing and is indicative of the depth and breadth of the industry," explained Fran Briggs, Publicist to Polly Taylor. "It's a dynamically diverse collaboration of extraordinary voices and distinguished instrumentation. Consideration as an honoree was initiated by submissions from each artist or their management."

Verdena Charla'yne "Polly" Taylor was recruited by the Gospel, all-female group, "The Chimes of Love, when she was just 12-years-old. She became the new voice and, eventually, the new musical director for that group. By age 14, Verdena began writing songs and along with the group, caught the attention of the late, Dr. Mattie Moss Clark and “Pop” Winans. The ensemble shared the stage with The Clark Sisters, and concert billing with The Winans and opened for The Hawkins Family. Verdena Charla'yne "Polly" Taylor is the Founder and CEO of PollyTunes Productions, LLC. Through her professional consultation services, the singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, musical director, offers confidential advice to individuals, musicians, ministers of music, music directors, songwriters and more. For more information, email pollytunes248@gmail.com or visit http://www.pollytunes.com/. For bookings and media appearances, please contact Fran Briggs at, FranBriggs@aol.com

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Music Streaming 2017 Global Market Expected to Grow at CAGR 14.05% and Forecast to 2021

WiseGuyReports.Com Publish a New Market Research Report On – “Music Streaming 2017 Global Market Expected to Grow at CAGR 14.05% and Forecast to 2021”.

PUNE, INDIA, August 15, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —

The analysts forecast the global music streaming market to grow at a CAGR of 14.05% during the period 2017-2021.

Music streaming refers to a service that enables users to stream and listen to music/songs using a device connected to the Internet. Two types of services are available to users: paid music streaming and free music streaming. Music streaming allows the service providers to purchase digital rights from music recording companies. Users can access tracks listed on the service provider's application and website, based on the subscription type they purchase. These subscribers can also download music and playlists directly to their devices for offline listening, which does not require an Internet connection.

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Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global music streaming market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the sales value as generated from free (advertising-based revenue) and subscription-based music streaming services.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
• Americas

The report, Global Music Streaming Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
• Apple,
• Deezer,
• Google,
• iHeartMedia,
• Pandora Media,
• Spotify

Other prominent vendors
• Aspiro Group
• Curb Records
• Gaana.com (Gamma Gaana)
• Guvera
• Hungama MyPlay
• Mixcloud
• Myspace
• Napster
• RadioTime
• Saavn
• SoundCloud

Market driver
• High growth in mobile ad spending market
• For a full, detailed list, view our report

Market challenge
• Intense competition and inconsistent user preferences
• For a full, detailed list, view our report

Market trend
• Rise of wearable technology
• For a full, detailed list, view our report

Key questions answered in this report
• What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
• What are the key market trends?
• What is driving this market?
• What are the challenges to market growth?
• Who are the key vendors in this market space?
• What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
• What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

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Table Of Contents – Major Key Points

PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction
• Market outline
• Types of music by service
• Types of music fans

PART 05: Market landscape
• Market overview
• Global music streaming market
• Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by streaming type
• Global music streaming market by streaming type
• Global free music streaming market
• Global paid music streaming market

PART 07: Market segmentation by end-user
• Global music streaming market by end-user
• Global music streaming market by individual user
• Global music streaming market by commercial user

PART 08: Buying criteria
• Buying criteria

PART 09: Geographical segmentation
• Global music streaming market by geography
• Music streaming market in the Americas
• Music streaming market in EMEA
• Music streaming market in APAC

PART 10: Key leading countries
• Key leading countries in global music streaming market
• US
• UK
• Germany

PART 11: Decision framework

PART 12: Drivers and challenges
• Market drivers
• Market challenges


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Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin were there, this new Book, "We are Woodstock," can put you at The Woodstock Festival too

We are Woodstock puts you right at the festival

Learn of the performances, behind the scene shenanigans, and the future of the stars

The Woodstock Festival: 3 Days of Peace & Music

This week is the 48th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival, live it as the author did in 1969, through his eyes in a new novel, "We are Woodstock".

Ladies and Gentlemen, would you please show your appreciation, they came to us especially for this show, please warmly welcome The Who!”

— Chip Monck

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — When one thinks of memorable festivals there is one that runs far away from all the rest, that is the Woodstock Music & Art Fair also known as 3 Days of Peace & Music and as Yasgur once said, “Nothing but peace and music.” Glenn Eldridge, Author of We are Woodstock, does not agree and by reading his book you will find that he insists there was a lot more than just peace and music on Yasgur’s Farm back in 1969. That weekend was August 15th-17th, but really ending on Monday the 18th after Jimi Hendrix explosive rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Jimi and his manager both felt that the star of the show ends the show. So instead of Jimi playing to 200,000 hippies when he was originally scheduled, he only played to about 30,000, all that was left that morning. Read on to find out who Michael Lang, one of the four promoters, wanted to end the show. http://www.wearewoodstock.com

What makes this book different is that it isn’t from one of the promoters or one of the performers point of view, which gives you a completely different take of what was going on. This novel is by one of the spectators, a person in the audience, a person like you. As you read tells you of his story, which to him is one of the greatest weekend in his life.

This novel speaks to the reader in first person. So you are there with Glenn from before day one, when his girlfriend dumps him, but that isn’t going to stop him from going to the festival. He purchased his tickets when they first went on sale and still has them today. They can be seen on the back cover of the book. He arrives a day early with a couple of friends, so they miss the traffic jam, but you will learn all about that. How? As the reader you will learn it as the central character does, though radio reports and headlines of the news, that are sometimes read from the stage. Also you will hear all the announcements, where the infirmaries can be found and which acid to avoid.

This novel is made interesting because the words translates to your eyes as the whole festival opens up to your senses. The grounds of Yasgur’s Farm is described from the camping areas to the concert area to the Hog Farm area, where people are feed for free. You will see the crowds like ocean waves covering the landscape. The way they are dressed and the way so many came unprepared for the weekend. You’ll learn how the promoters found Max Yasgur’s Farm for this Aquarian Exposition, another name it was known by, and what a great deal Max made for himself when leasing his land, since the festival was scheduled to begin in 30 days. There are many facts to learn from this book before, during and after this historic event.

You’ll learn about the performer too stoned to get on stage, others stoned that went on anyway. One group refuse to play in the rain and it did rain. One artist had to sing to prove who she was because she forgot her backstage pass. You’ll learn about the emcee who was chosen less than an hour before his first announcement and the fact that the Governor was going to end the concert by calling in the troops. There is so much to learn in this fun read.

Did I mention that between the main character going skinny dipping, dealing with dumb girls and wondering whether he should be broken hearted about his girlfriend dumbing him, that he meets a free-spirited flower child named Gail. She not only wins Glenn’s heart, but as a reader you will be drawn in to love her too.

This could be considered a fictional, historical autobiographical story of the greatest Rock & Roll event ever. It will never happen again. People just came to hear the music, be peaceful and see the artists that they only knew through their music. Remember back in 1969, the Mets won the World Series, Manson did his dirty deed and we landed on the moon, but we still didn’t see our favorite musical artists on television like we do today. They all played their music, our music, the music of the hippie generation. Woodstock was the final expression, after that we left the 60s and went on to the 70s.

If you weren’t there, this novel will put you there and if you were there, let this novel take you back. By the way, Michael Lang wanted Roy Rogers to end the concert singing “Happy Trail.” Roy himself said, “If I were there with all those hippies, they would have boo’d me off the stage.” I’m not so sure they would have, but for a good, an excellent telling of a wonderful event, pick up and read We are Woodstock.

An excerpt from "We are Woodstock":

The crowd is opening up like the Red Sea as she continues yelling my name as if to be looking for me, while she holds my hand and pulls me behind her. We finally get as close to the stage as we can, which is two rows from the front. At this point she spins around and puts her arms around my neck and kisses me. Now I can see what she had seen through the binoculars. On the stage, written on the drum is “The Who.” She remembered they were the one group I really wanted to see. Then Chip Monck announces,

“Ladies and Gentlemen, would you please show your appreciation, they came to us especially for this show, please warmly welcome The Who!”

"We are Woodstock"
By Glenn Eldridge
Softcover / 5' x 8' / 200 pages / ISBN 9780982995013
Available at Amazon.com or WeAreWoodstock.com

If you have any questions or comments: info@WeAreWoodstock.com

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Washington, DC Area Singer Eddie Jones to Perform at Kevin Durant Day 2017

Photo by Derrel Todd

Event will recognize NBA MVP Durant

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Billboard charting Pop singer/songwriter Eddie Jones gets to combine two passions in his life on August 17: music and basketball. On that day, Jones—a Washington, DC area resident—will perform his original music on Kevin Durant Day in Seat Pleasant, MD. He will serve as one of several national and local recording artists to perform during the local celebration for the NBA basketball great Durant.

Jones says he feels honored to perform for the event’s honoree Kevin Wayne Durant—who’s from Seat Pleasant, MD—and the expected 20,000 event attendees. The event, being organized by Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant, will recognize Durant’s participation in the 2017 NBA Championship win of the Golden State Warriors and his award as Most Valuable Player this year.

Formerly a point guard and shooting guard for the AAU at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County Virginia, Jones said he once dreamed of becoming a professional basketball player; but, a career-ending injury led him to pursue his second passion – music. A self-described military brat whose father is an Army officer, Jones is scoring well in music and aims for success in the music industry comparable to Durant’s success in basketball. Just a few years ago, Jones performed for Army personnel and their families on military bases in the United States. Now Jones’s “Think I'm in Love” single—distributed by Universal Music Group—is reaching listeners worldwide and has earned nearly 650,000 Spotify streams.

Jones invites his fans to celebrate Kevin Durant Day by attending the event that will start on Thursday, August 17 at 10 a.m. with a parade at Judith P. Hoyer Montessori School and follow with a festival—to include music performances—at Goodwin Park, 311 68th Place, Seat Pleasant, MD. Those planning to attend must register online and bring their barcoded ticket to be granted access to the festival.

For more information about Eddie Jones, visit www.iameddiejones.com. Send inquiries about Eddie Jones bookings and interviews to aspmgt@gmail.com.

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Coversion, The Sync-Focused Covers Catalogue, to Launch in September

Coversion, a sync-focused covers catalogue, tailored to the servicing of the sync market, will launch at the London Sync Sessions, in Barcelona next month.

We’ve created Coversion from the view of servicing the sync market with what it needs and wants. We recognise the value of high quality covers produced to the best sync standards with swift clearance.”

— Janesta Boudreau, Coversion Founder

LONDON, UK, August 15, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Coversion, The Sync-Focused Covers Catalogue, to Launch in September

Coversion, a sync-focused covers catalogue with hubs in London and Canada, will launch in September. The catalogue, entirely tailored to the servicing of high quality covers to the sync market, is set to launch at this year’s London Sync Sessions, being hosted at the Future Music Forum in Barcelona next month.

The Coversion concept is the latest venture from the team behind Canadian multi-service music licensing house, Rocking Horse Road. Following five years of success with syncs placed across a broad range of global TV, gaming and film campaigns, including the TV promo for Oscar-winning, Moonlight, Coversion’s founders recognised the need for a catalogue producing the highest quality tracks in the booming covers market for the sync sector. Founder Janesta Boudreau and Senior Music Supervisor and Manager Leslie Amos have years of sync, licensing and music supervision experience between them. Award-winning music supervisor and licensing specialist Amos brings a pedigree earned working for the likes of Universal Music Publishing Group and Sony Playstation Europe, equalled by the distinguished background in licensing, sync and music supervision across ads, trailers and gaming that Boudreau adds to the enterprise, bolstered by her recent nomination for a prestigious Music Week Sync Award in the Video Games Music Supervision category (winners to be announced in October 2017).

Founder, Janesta Boudreau says, “Having been in the business for years ourselves, we’re coming at this from the view of servicing the sync market with what they need and want. We’ve worked on all sides of this between us and, not only do we recognise the value of covers to the market, but that of high quality covers that are produced to the best sync standards.” Leslie Amos, adds, “Between the team we’re an experienced body of sync and licensing managers as well as music supes, so we know what our clients, who are largely ad agencies, trailer studios, production houses and music supes for film, TV and gaming, need from our covers. Owning all our masters and working closely with publishers and rights owners also means clearance is as swift and painless as possible.”

Coversion has chosen the third edition of the London Sync Sessions, for which they are headline sponsors, to launch the catalogue as the conference has quickly become the go-to on the sync and publishing calendar, attended by the great and the good from the sector. The team is looking forward to hosting a panel discussion and to introducing delegates to the Coversion catalogue at their dedicated launch during the event on 15 September. Sync Sessions organiser, David Fish, says, “We are excited to have Coversion on board this year. Their team of music supervisors, producers and artists is bringing something fresh and relevant to the sync market and the Sync Sessions are all about celebrating best practice in our sector, so they’re a great fit.”

Coversion launches with a dedicated lunch event on 15 September 2017 for delegates at the London Sync Sessions during the Future Music Forum at the Estrella Damm Brewery in Barcelona.

Check out a sample of Coversion's covers at: https://www.coversionmusic.com

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Gospel Singer, St. Chika Releases Album 'Feel The Gospel' on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, and many more

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St. Chika

St. Chika

Nigerian born Gospel Singer, St. Chika Releases debut Album 'Feel The Gospel' with hit singles like Higher, Number 1, Praise Him and Ten Over Ten

My first thought when he sent me one of his voice notes on whatsapp singing the song 'Praise Him' was 'this is amazing, this is hot, very very hot. It made my heart race”

— Ifeoma Okeke

LAGOS, LAGOS, NIGERIA, August 14, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gospel Recording artiste, St. Chika releases his debut album titled 'Feel the Gospel' on music stores like Apple iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play Music, Deezer, Shazam and many more. The album includes hit singles like Higher, Number 1, Praise Him and Ten Over Ten. Currently unsigned and under an independent record label 'Gospel on Demand', the Nigerian born gospel singer has managed to record an impressive gospel album of eight tracks which cut across several genres like Pop, Reggaeton, R&B, Afrobeat and hip hop.

"Feel the Gospel is an album that I hope touches lives around the word. An album I hope will help them draw closer to God and praise him. I hope it helps people feel the gospel more and make it an everyday routine to praise God through this album" says St. Chika. "He is a gospel singer that ministers in an unusual way. Not the everyday gospel singer, but one that makes gospel sound danceable and lovable" says Jacinta Obi; a close friend to the singer.

"I nearly never recorded this album. I will often record short voice notes on whatsapp of me singing to a beat and praising God and send to friends and they will inbox me telling me how much they wanted more people to hear this and not only them. They sounded so enthusiastic about me recording songs like 'Praise Him'. So I decided to do it" said St. Chika.

"My first thought when he sent me one of his voice notes on whatsapp singing the song 'Praise Him' was 'this is amazing, this is hot, very very hot. It made my heart race. I told him how much I loved it and thought it was amazing. I asked him why he couldn't put this out so others could hear it and not only myself" said Ifeoma Okeke; a close friend to the gospel singer.

"I literally begged to feature on the Praise Him track but distance was a barrier" said jacinta as she jiggled. "I had to inbox him after listening to his songs asking if I could be his manager" said Timothy Liberty. "I am passionate about this album and have some sentimental attachment to some of the songs off the album like 'I Need You'" said St. Chika

Chika Nwaogu known professionally as 'St. Chika' is a Physics science graduate from the University of Lagos and have been actively involved in several internet startups. Born May 20, 1990, he is a Nigerian contemporary Christian singer-songwriter and recording artist from Imo State. He is the founder and owner of the independent record label Gospel On Demand Records, which is home to recording artists such as himself. Born into a family of four. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria but is an indigene of Imo state, Nigeria. He began singing at the age of eight. He learned to play the piano from his uncle Paul when he was tender. In his teenage years, he found Christ. He is a computer programmer by profession and a singer by passion.

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North Carolina Fashion Show Benefits Arts Programs for At-Risk Children

Jennifer Simpson Photography – Courtesy of Elle Clothing

Courtesy of DREAMS of Wilmington

The DREAMing of Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon, a benefit for DREAMS of Wilmington, a non-profit after-school arts program for at-risk children.

There’s always going to be a need for what we do. We have a proven and effective way to meet the important needs of so many kids.”

— Matt Carvin, Executive Director, DREAMS of Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC, USA, August 14, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Fashion is a multi-disciplinary art, bringing together the designs of clothing, accessories, jewelry, and all the elements that come into an ensemble,” said Matt Carvin, Executive Director of DREAMS of Wilmington, a non-profit after-school arts program for at-risk children. “We have different classes that collaborate and help our students put the pieces together.”

On Wednesday, September 27, DREAMS students will share the stage and incorporate their original fashion designs into the DREAMing of Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon, presented by Elle, with all proceeds benefiting DREAMS of Wilmington.

“We’re just really excited. Two of our students have been into fashion design for some time and will showcase some of the clothing they created,” said Carvin. “The most exciting thing about a fundraiser like this is that it involves our kids, letting people see their talent.”

Fashion show tickets include a special luncheon and dream cocktail at East Oceanfront Dining, located at Blockade Runner Beach Resort, host site for the benefit. WWAY-TV’s Good Morning Carolina anchor, Randy Aldridge, will emcee the show. Seating is limited, and tickets are $75.00 per person.

“Along with the original designs by the children, Elle will showcase fall fashions from our unique lifestyle and designer brands,” said Alycia James, co-owner of the boutique with daughter Gabrielle Dorn. “We are dedicated to celebrating the individuality of women, and you will see this on full display with clothing, shoes, and accessories for fall.”

Celebrating their 20th Anniversary in November, DREAMS of Wilmington has an impressive track record. “Since our founding, 99-percent of the children attending programs at the center graduated from high school, and went on to attend college or serve in the military,” said Carvin. “In 2007, DREAMS of Wilmington received the highest award for at-risk after schools programming from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.”

“What we see without quality after-school arts programming for these kids is a higher rate of high school dropouts, increased teen pregnancy, youth violence, and youth drug use,” said Carvin. “Wilmington’s north side has struggled with those challenges for years, but organizations like DREAMS and others, like the Community Boys and Girls Club, have done a lot to change that.”

This year, DREAMS of Wilmington is serving about 700 children in their after-school center and outreach programs covering the full spectrum of arts experiences. “One day I would love to see a DREAMS Center in every town,” said Carvin. “There’s always going to be a need for what we do. We have a proven and effective way to meet the important needs of so many kids.”

According to Carvin, over the past 20-years, DREAMS has taught “thousands and thousands of children, empowering them through the arts to be the best that they can be.”

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Sync Sessions 2017 Agenda Announced

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London Sync Sessions has today announced its agenda. The dynamic schedule of panels will be hosted at the Future Music Forum, from 13-15 September in Barcelona.

Now in our 3d year, we've become the go-to event on the sync & publishing calendar. This year's event has the added bonus of being part of the Future Music Forum and features our strongest lineup yet.”

— David Fish, Organiser, London Sync Sessions

LONDON, UK, August 14, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — London Sync Sessions 2017 has today announced its agenda. The dynamic schedule of panels will this year be hosted at the Future Music Forum, from 13-15 September, at the Estrella Damm Brewery, Barcelona. The Sync Sessions conference content kicks off a month today, 14 September.

Event organiser, David Fish, says, "Now in our 3rd year, we've become the go-to event on the sync & publishing calendar. This year's event has the added bonus of being part of the Future Music Forum and features our strongest lineup yet."

Highlights listed below, but full panel descriptions and all event details can be found here: http://www.londonsyncsessions.com/

High res logos can be downloaded here: http://futuremusicforum.com/press-room/

Supervisors are killing real songwriting – FAKE NEWS
Abi Leland, Managing Director, LELAND MUSIC

Ian Cooke, Music Supervisor, AMY, LUTHER, CALL THE MIDWIFE



Rupert Hollier, Creative Director of Music Supervision, METROPOLIS CREATIVE

Supervision in advertising. The pros & cons of independence and in-house
Jesper Gadeberg, Music Supervisor, MUSIC STYLIST

Tomas Jonsgården, Director, RESET CONTENT

Roy Lidstone-Jackson, CEO, A&G SYNC
Further panelists TBC

SheSaidSo presents, Tastemaking and curating: Is TV the new radio?
Ian Cooke, Music Supervisor, AMY, LUTHER, CALL THE MIDWIFE

Jamz Supernova, DJ/Presenter, RADIO 1xtra

Ian Neil, Director Music for Film, TV, Advertising and Computer Games, SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Peter Bradbury, Head of Music, BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING

Harriet Moss, Global Creative Manager, MANNERS McDADE

Further details and panelists will be updated on the event's website daily.

Emma Bartholomew
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