Wagner Moura’s Marighella - which had its world premiere out of competition in Berlinale 2019.

Wagner Moura’s Marighella – which had its world premiere out of competition in Berlinale 2019.

Opening Night film, Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story by Art Jones, is a fascinating documentary that recounts the unsung saga that broke the boxing’s blacklist status of Muhammad Ali, the champion who said “no” to war and racism.

Opening Night film, Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story by Art Jones, is a fascinating documentary that recounts the unsung saga that broke the boxing’s blacklist status of Muhammad Ali, the champion who said “no” to war and racism.

ADIFF celebrates its 27th anniversary from Nov. 29 – Dec. 15 with 59 films to be presented at Teachers College, Cinema Village & MIST Harlem

Some titles come directly from important national and international film festivals such as Sundance, Toronto, Durban, the Pan African Film Festival, FESPACO, Cannes, and Berlinale.”


NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 27, 2019 / — The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will celebrate its 27th anniversary from Nov. 29 to Dec. 15 with 59 narratives and documentaries to be presented at Columbia University’s Teachers College, Cinema Village and MIST Harlem.

Since 1993, ADIFF’s editorial line aims at remaining culturally relevant with a selection of meaningful thought provoking titles presenting the Human Experience of People of Color. Some titles come directly from important national and international film festivals such as Sundance, Toronto, Durban, the Pan African Film Festival, FESPACO, Cannes, and Berlinale. Others are very independent productions made by filmmakers eager to share their message with an audience.

Opening Night film, Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story by Art Jones, is a fascinating documentary that recounts the unsung saga that broke the boxing’s blacklist status of Muhammad Ali, the champion who said “no” to war and racism.

Closing Night film is the romantic comedy 2 Weeks in Lagos by Kathryn Fasegha, a turbulent and thrilling journey into the lives of Ejikeme and Lola which captures the excitement, vibrancy, and complexity of everyday life in Lagos, a dynamic city where anything is possible in 2 Weeks.


Wagner Moura’s Marighella – which had its world premiere out of competition in Berlinale 2019. Currently censored in Brazil, Marighella is a new Brazilian action drama set in 1969 based on the life of Afro-Brazilian politician and guerrilla fighter Carlos Marighella. Facing a violent military dictatorship and with little support from a timid opposition, writer-turned-politician Carlos Marighella organizes a resistance movement.

Les Miserables by Ladj Ly, a powerful drama that depicts the tensions between the various neighborhood groups living in a sensitive district of the Paris suburbs in France. Les Miserables won the Jury Prize Cannes Film Festival 2019. It is France’s submission to the Academy of Motion Pictures in the International Cinema category.

Made in Bangladesh by Rubaiyat Hossain – which had its world premiere at TIFF this year – about a young woman working under very poor conditions in a factory in Bangladesh who decides to fight to set up a union despite threats from management and disapproval of her husband.

Official selection Sundance 2019, The Last Tree by Shola Amoo is a moving coming of age story about Femi, a British boy of Nigerian descent who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his Nigerian mum.

Jocelyne Beroard, at Heart | Jocelyne, Mi Tchè Mwen by Maharaki. A musical documentary about the sole female member of the legendary Caribbean band KASSAV, Jocelyne Beroard, one of the greatest icons of the Caribbean and African communities.

Fear No Gumbo (Stop Stealing Our Sh*T) is the latest documentary by aspiring rapper Kimberly Rivers-Roberts whose work and life were feature in the Oscar Nominated heart-wrenching 2008 documentary about Katrina and its aftermath, Trouble the Water by Carl Deal and Tia Lessin.

Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask by Fredrick Lewis on the life and legacy of Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), the first African American to achieve national fame as a writer.

For more information about the 27th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival, to receive the complete line up, screeners and high resolution images please contact Diarah N’Daw-Spech at (212) 864-1760/ fax (212) 316-6020 or e-mail Festival web site:

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WHAT:  27th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival 

WHEN: November 29 to December 15, 2019
* MILBANK CHAPEL, TEACHERS COLLEGE, CU – 525 W 120th St.- 125 Zankel & 177GD/179GD
* COWIN CENTER, TEACHERS COLLEGE, CU – Entrance between 120th and 121th St. On Broadway
* CINEMA VILLAGE – 22 E 12th St (between 5th Ave. and University Place)
* MIST HARLEM – at 46 W 116th St (at Malcolm X Blvd)

TICKETS: From $11 to $50 depending on screening/event.
Opening, Gala, Closing, World Premiere screening of “A Lady Doctor”
Spotlight on Brazil; LGBTQ Program; Spotlight on Nigeria; Katrina: 14 years later program; Spotlight on Egypt; Public Award for the Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color; ADIFF School Program.
Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chad, Colombia, Cuba, Curacao, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Luxembourg, Martinique, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, U.S. , UK, Uruguay


Described by film critic Armond White as “a festival that symbolizes diaspora as more than just anthropology,” ADIFF has managed to increase the presence of independent Afrocentric films from all over the world in the general American specialty movie scene by launching films such as The Tracker by Rolf de Heer (Australia), Kirikou and the Sorceress by Michel Ocelot (France), Gospel Hill by Giancarlo Esposito (USA), Darrat/Dry Season by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad), Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story by Yousry Nasrallah (Egypt), The Pirogue by Moussa Touré (Senegal), White Lies by Dana Rotberg (New Zealand), and The Citizen by Roland Vranik (Hongary), among others.

ADIFF attracts a wide cross-section of cinephiles and audiences of African-American, Caribbean, African, Latino and European ethnic backgrounds who share a common interest for thought provoking, well crafted, intelligent and entertaining stories about the human experience of people of color, ADIFF is now a national and international event with festivals held in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, and Paris, France.

Commenting on the line up of ADIFF Chicago 2019, film critic Kathleen Sachs of the Chicago Readers wrote: “The films in the 17th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival – Chicago do what much media and even the public school system fail to do: educate. Through robust programming that gives meaning to the word "diverse," the selections in this year's festival illuminate the experiences of those living in the African diaspora around the world. The New York-based

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Indie Singer Sonwriter, Jo Potter, Climbs The Charts With Two Singles From Different Albums Simultaneously!

Jo Potter - Tonight

In a multitude of renowned artists on major labels, Indie Singer Songwriter, Jo Potter Jo Potter is making her way up and beyond the well known majors with two hit singles.

Jo Potter looking back and smiling

Critics have consistently touted her as an artist that creates emotive and insipiring music with clever lyrics and strong hooks.

Jo Potter laying down on the couch

Her song, “Tonight”, landed this week at #47 on the BDS Top 40 Indicator Chart and #64 on Mediabase Top 40 Activator Chart this past week surpassing artists such as Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and the Chainsmokers.

In a multitude of renowned artists on major labels, Indie Singer Songwriter, Jo Potter makes her way up the charts with two hit singles from different albums.

I always considered myself a small indie artist and never imagined I’d be running with the big dogs”

— Jo Potter

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, October 27, 2019 / — Singapore, October 25th, 2019 – Jo Potter is a talented and accomplished American singer-songwriter who is based in Singapore and has been in the music industry for years. Upon recent release of her third album last month, her music is getting incredible attention by charting alongside major artists and labels with two singles from different albums. Her song, “Tonight”, landed this week at #47 on the BDS Top 40 Indicator Chart and #64 on Mediabase Top 40 Activator Chart this past week surpassing artists such as Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and the Chainsmokers.

If this wasn’t impressive enough, her single, “In Time” has made a 20+ leap on the Mediabase Top 40 Activator Chart, to #53 concurrently. Through all the attention, Potter remains extremely humbled. “Having both of songs do so well simultaneously is beyond exciting, but still hard for me to fathom,” says Potter with a sheepish smile. “I always considered myself a small indie artist and never imagined I’d be running with the big dogs,” jokes Potter.

Potter has released all albums on her independent label, Roar. When asked why she had routed her career this way, Potter reflects a moment and states, “I wanted to create authentic music and didn’t know there was any other way to accomplish this.”

And accomplished she is. Critics have consistently touted her as an artist that creates emotive and insipiring music with clever lyrics and strong hooks. Her latest album, “Tonight” is no different with the exception that she has become stronger in her craft. Blending genres of Rock, Pop and Soul, Potter stays true to her roots and continues to create timeless music in an original and unforgettable style that resonates deep inside us all with meaningful and poignant music.

'Tonight', is currently available worldwide on all digital platforms (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify), and officially released on September 4, 2019.

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The Platform Strengthens its Brand Identity

MARTIGNY, SWITZERLAND, October 26, 2019 / — Launched in September 2018, the platform by Aicue LLC got new brand identity. The updated logo combines the Cliperie wordmark and icon, composed of the multiple video tracks around play symbol. It reflects the platform functionality, nevertheless stays simple and modern.

Since its launch, the platform has linked over a hundred compelling clips from audience videos directly on the web. The platform basic functionality is free of charge. The users can watch lively compositions of audience videos with no restrictions.

The native support of the latest web standards allows seamless access to the platform from the most popular HTML5-enabled browsers on mobile phones, tablets and personal computers. The simplicity of usage is achieved via automation of underlying technologies.

The platform keeps evolving every month by introducing new functionalities within free and paid packages, providing more reach user experience and improving further compatibility with wider range of devices.

Aicue LLC, headquartered in Switzerland, is a technology company that brings innovative ICT solutions to the market. Built upon many years of research and development, Aicue targets to change the way audience videos are consumed on the web.

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Shelby Lee Lowe To Perform At The Jack Daniel’s World BBQ Invitational

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Shelby Lee Lowe has been chosen as a featured performer for the 31st Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue.

LYNCHBURG, TN, USA, October 25, 2019 / — Shelby Lee Lowe has been chosen as a featured performer for the 31st Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. The event turns “the smallest town in whiskey” into the “biggest scene in barbecue” as more than 40,000 people converge on Lynchburg, TN to watch barbecue teams from around the world compete in a chance at the grand prize.

Lowe will performing both nights with a set including his recent releases "Cuss The Jukebox" "All We Need" and "Lock It Down".

The performance comes just a week before the Country singer releases a highly-anticipated cover of No Doubt’s Pop-Rock smash “Don’t Speak," available on digital platforms on Nov 1. The Tennessee native’s rendition turns the 90’s pop hit into a Country anthem with haunting pedal steel and baritone guitars.

The song can be Pre-Saved on Spotify.

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Rudy Adrian's Ambient Music Album, WOODLANDS, Explores a Forest of Sounds and Spaces with Synth, Wood Flute and Vocals

colorful impressionistic forest and light

WOODLANDS is New Zealand-based artist Rudy Adrian’s sixth release with Spotted Peccary Music of Portland, OR.

Rudy Adrian photograph by Christine O'Connor.

Rudy Adrian, of Dunedin New Zealand, as photographed by Christine O’Connor.

packaging, booklet and CD

A look inside the artful packaging of WOODLANDS by Rudy Adrian; design by Daniel Pipitone.

Rudy Adrian’s newest atmospheric album on Spotted Peccary Music hit #1 on Amazon’s Ambient Music Chart in its presale phase; it is now available in all formats.

With nature inspiring an inspired New Zealand botanist, Adrian isn't afraid to explore some of the darker sides of nature… An ambient record with many moods…”

— Midwest Record Recap

PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, October 25, 2019 / — Experimental and original, the music of Rudy Adrian is always an adventure. With his latest release, WOODLANDS, Adrian has created a moving, ambient electronic impression of the wild forests and planted parks of Dunedin, NZ. His music is often likened to that of Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream, and Jean-Michel Jarre, and yet Adrian is wholly-unique in his ability to capture his greatest inspiration — the stunning natural spaces in his home country of New Zealand — in a deep and listenable way. Woodlands is available in all formats on October 25, 2019; visit the official Spotted Peccary Music product page for all links:

Woodlands' 13 deep and enchanting tracks naturally continue the artistic thread from Adrian’s two previous Spotted Peccary releases, Atmospheres and Coastlines. Stirring atmospherics, natural ambiances and delicate synthscapes slowly evolve and drift through a forest of mystical moods and sacred spaces, creating a timeless work of textural electronic beauty. The album is filled with the slowly evolving melodies, harmonically-rich textures, subtle ambiances, otherworldly vocal effects, and sublime moments that listeners have come to expect from a Rudy Adrian album; fans of Rudy’s previous works will recognize the Baroque flute of Nick Prosser on the track “Deep Within Forbidden Mountains.” Infused with the essence of wind, distant water, and the echoes of life, the mysterious music of Woodlands renders a deep and tranquil soundtrack; a serene reflection of long walks within wooded wonderlands where scattered light filters through the spreading boughs of forest trees.

Midwest Record Recap reviewed the album, making the connection to Eno, and adding “With nature inspiring an inspired New Zealand botanist, Adrian isn't afraid to explore some of the darker sides of nature veering away from airier sides of the new age takes on this. An ambient record with many moods…”

Music and nature have always gone hand-in-hand for the multi-talented Adrian. He began making electronic music while studying Forestry Science at New Zealand’s University of Canterbury, and in the following years at the University of Otago while completing a degree in Botany. The natural world continues to be a common thread in Adrian's music through the exploration of sonic landscapes, where melody and rhythm play a secondary role to the textures created by synthesizers, wood flutes and the human voice. Woodlands is Rudy Adrian’s sixth release on the Spotted Peccary Label. His previous label releases include the immensely popular MoonWater, Desert Realms, Distant Stars, Atmospheres and Coastlines.

Adrian shares insights on the making of the album, noting that “all the music on Woodlands was created using a Yamaha SY77 synthesiser, and in some cases a Kurzweil K2000R sampler was additionally employed. A very small number of samples originate from Kit Watkins’ collection of sounds on Q-Up Arts Ambient Realms CD. Except for the two live improvisations, the music on this album was arranged as sequenced MIDI notes. I use Mark of the Unicorn’s Performer 2.31+ software on a one-megabyte Apple Macintosh Plus computer. Some vocal overdubs were done with Avid Technology’s Pro Tools sound design software at Taylormade Media.”

Woodlands is available physically as a CD in an artful 6-panel digipak with booklet designed by Daniel Pipitone; mastered by Howard Givens, the album is also available in high-quality digital formats including 24-BIT Audiophile, CD Quality Lossless, MP3 and on most streaming platforms. Visit the official Spotted Peccary product page for links to this relaxing album:

For review copies, interview requests, or images, please contact Beth Ann Hilton at Spotted Peccary Music; mobile: 310-560-8390, or, e-mail:

1 Postcard from Karnak (remix)(03:58)
2 Deep Within Forbidden Mountains (remix)(04:52)
3 Fields in Evening Light (remix)(05:47)
4 Treetops (05:13)
5 Woodlands (04:55)
6 Moonrise (remix) (04:02)
7 Autumn in a Forest Glade (06:04)
8 Dancing Shadows (02:26)
9 Under a Sheltering Tree (remix)(07:20)
10 Hidden Pond (04:11)
11 Lantern Walk (03:39)
12 Stars Between Boughs (09:09)
13 Three Views of a Japanese Garden, Part 1 (05:24)

About Rudy Adrian:
Rudy Adrian is an ambient musician from Dunedin, New Zealand. In October 2019, he released his sixth album, Woodlands, on Spotted Peccary Music of Portland, OR. Working in styles ranging from beatless atmospheric music to heavily sequenced electronica, Adrian has released over a dozen albums, as well as producing soundtracks for television as a sound engineer for Taylormade Media. He is also one of the hosts of a radio programme specialising in ambient music on the Dunedin campus radio station, Radio One. Adrian's albums form two distinct series: "Atmospheric Works" and "Sequencer Sketches." His albums have included collaborations with New Zealand flautist Nick Prosser and Dutch keyboardist Ron Boots. Adrian has toured New Zealand and the United States, presenting works in a variety of venues ranging from concert halls to planetaria. Visit for a complete biography and discography.

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Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music is North America’s finest independent record label with a focus on deep, vast and introspective soundscapes. For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary has been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations. Every release is carefully prepared in a variety of high quality formats from MP3 to high-res studio masters. Explore more than 160 titles and 45 artists at and

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Sold Out Bruce Springsteen book – ‘For You’ Is Being Re-Released December 2019

Did you miss out on owning one of the best-loved Bruce Springsteen books of the last ten years? Over 400 photos and 200 stories from his dedicated fans

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES , October 24, 2019 / — For You Original Stories and Photographs by Bruce Springsteen's Legendary Fans is a limited edition book first published in 2007. It has been sold out since 2009. What the previous book promised is what we are getting set to deliver, again. This reprint of the book is a new item for you to consider adding to your collection of Bruce Springsteen cherished books.

The original volume took over two and half years in research and production, and includes hundreds of stories and anecdotes written by his legendary fans, as well as over 400 photographs, most of them never previously published.

Editor Lawrence Kirsch said: “Being a life-long Springsteen fan myself, I recognized there was a pent-up desire for fans to come together and share. Something magical happens at a Springsteen concert. Each concert is like a huge family reunion, even though in all reality you actually know very few of the people there. Complete strangers connect with an immediacy that is tangible.”

“So, in 2005 I came up with the idea for this book and set up a web site called: For You Bruce
to confirm if my theory was correct. I asked fans to write in with their experiences, and I was simply amazed by the response. Over 1500 fans from across the globe submitted stories and anecdotes to the website. It was difficult to make the final selection.”

Unfortunately, there was no way to include them all. All I can offer is that the experiences and memories that are there are representative of so many other stories we received. Fans will be able to identify and relate through the memories of others. I promise you there is something for everyone in this book.”

Although Kirsch requested the stories be submitted in English, he did in fact receive a number of stories in a wide variety of the world’s languages. So, to underscore the fact the music made by Bruce Springsteen and the legendary E Street Band, the Sessions Band – as well as the other musicians and performers with whom he has played, does indeed cross the language barrier, touching fans across the globe, Kirsch has scattered throughout the book some stories written in languages other than English. His personal recognition For You – the fanatical Springsteen fan, no matter what language you actually speak.

“I wanted everyone to feel included,” said Kirsch, “so these non-English language stories serve as reminders that the Boss has a worldwide fan base and his music and the Bruce Springsteen concert experience transcend the boundaries of one specific language.”

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Music and Video Market 2019 Global Analysis, Growth, Size, Share, Trends, Forecast to 2026

Music and Video Market, Size, Share, Market Intelligence, Company Profiles And Trends Forecast To 2026

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, October 24, 2019 / — Music and Video Industry


A recent report updated on WiseGuy Reports (WGR) includes a comprehensive overview of the Music and Video industry, with an informative explanation. The outline is framed to inform the reader about the product/service, its applications in several end-user industries, and the production and management of the same. The global Music and Video market has been analyzed in detail to arrive at an accurate and insightful conclusion regarding the recent trends noted in the industry, the competitive landscape and the regional market for the product/service over the forecast period of 2019 to 2025.

Market Dynamics

The recent report found on WGR, on the global Music and Video market has provided insights on several factors that are posing as drivers for the Music and Video market over the assessment period. The report also includes different volume trends, value aspects of the product/service, and the pricing history of the same. Some primary factors driving substantial growth in the global Music and Video market include mounting global population, technological developments, different relevant government regulations introduced and their impact, and the demand and supply mechanism functioning in the Music and Video market.

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Key Players

The latest report found on WGR, on the global Music and Video market has mentioned several noteworthy players ruling the Music and Video market. This list includes various prevalent vendors as well as new entrants.

Company Coverage (Sales data, Main Products & Services etc.): LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, JVC, Philips, Hitachi, Hisense, Hyundai, TCL, Alba, Logik, Skyworth, Maxwell, Haier, Coby, Emerson, Changhong, Roland, BEHRINGER, Yamaha, Infinity Systems, Gibson Musical, Korg, Boosey & Hawkes, Alesis, AKG

Product Type Coverage (Market Size & Forecast, Major Company of Product Type etc.): Audio, Microphones, Megaphone

Demand Coverage (Market Size & Forecast, Consumer Distribution): Residential, Commerce

Solid, industry-standard analysis tools such as SWOT analysis and Porter’s Five Forces analysis are used the detail the present condition in the Music and Video market. A detailed analysis of the market’s likely growth trajectory over the forecast period is presented on the basis of this analysis, which includes historical information regarding the Music and Video market. A complete picture of the Music and Video market’s movement through the recent past and likely movement in the coming years is provided in the report.

The regional distribution of the Music and Video market is also discussed in the report, and detailed analyses are provided for the market’s segment in each major region. The key regional markets are profiled to give players an idea of where each region is soaring and what needs attention in specific markets. Region-specific strategies and product formulations can be based on this detailed analysis, as the factors making the market tick in specific regions are analyzed in the report, leading to a comprehensive understanding of the market.

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Market Overview, Development, and Segment by Type, Application & Region 
Company information, Sales, Cost, Margin etc. 
Global Market by company, Type, Application & Geography 
Asia-Pacific Market by Type, Application & Geography 
Europe Market by Type, Application & Geography 
North America Market by Type, Application & Geography 
South America Market by Type, Application & Geography 
Middle East & Africa Market by Type, Application & Geography 
Market Features 
Investment Opportunity 


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Music Artist Tanay Jackson to release new music in Nov

Music Star Tanay Jackson to Release new music in Nov 2019
her music is taking America by storm

My music is life to me and I want everyone to experience it.”

— Tanay Jackson

LOS ANGELES , CA, USA, October 24, 2019 / —




Los Angeles Ca- Music star Tanay …. Ms. Jackson if you please…. Who is the only daughter of Tito Jackson and the niece of Michael Jackson… is about to release her newest music single and video in Nov of this year. Several years ago she charted on the R&B charts with a song called ADDICTATED, a song and music video she wrote, sang and directed… yes she can do it all and with that Jackson style!


insta: @real_tanayjackson

She took a brief break from the music and touring to refresh and was able to create new music… new music that is about to take the world by storm!

Her new music video and single available on ITUNES, SPOTIFY, etc releases in Nov of this year.

2020 is going to be a steller year for Tanay Jackson.

A music artist that rarely gives interviews, is now willing to give interviews. She is a music artist, song writer, producer, director, and runs Roth Entertainment.

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Musicians Contact Celebrates 50 Years Of Referring Musicians To Working Bands

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Musicians Contact

Sunset Blvd Office, 1973-1988

Sunset Blvd Office, 1973-1988

Sterling Howard - founder

Sterling Howard – founder

ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, October 24, 2019 / — Musicians Contact is celebrating their 50th year in business connecting bands and musicians to each other. Founded by Sterling Howard in 1969, Musicians Contact still remains the place where working bands locate members and individual players find gigs with bands.

Notable past members include Billy Joel, Todd Rundgren, Rick Springfield, Danny Elfman, James Williamson, Kim Fowley, Earl Slick, Robin Zander, Barry Manilow, Tower of Power, Lita Ford, Jimmy Greenspoon, Terri Nunn, John Lydon, Dr John, Stiv Bators, Bobby Kimball, Terry Bozzio, Iron Butterfly, Robert Palmer, Art “Killer” Kane, George Lynch, Stu Hamm, Bobby McFerrin, Warrant and many others.

But Sterling says, “It's important to stress that even though we've had famous clients seeking players, obviously the vast majority of our incoming gigs come from working cover and original acts, part time, full time, local, traveling, festival, wedding, casino, club work, etc. And we've always been a free service to bands needing players. Some individuals have listed themselves as many as 20 times over the years because they are finding gigs here that they don't find elsewhere. I'm trying to point out that it is still the 'bread and butter' jobs that pay the bills, and these are the ones we get from band leaders.” (On the website Click to read some partial examples.)

Sterling explains, “Why did I start the business? My working band broke up in 1967 because two of our members were drafted into the military and there was no place to find musicians except for tiny ads on music store bulletin boards. The idea struck me to form an organized musicians referral. That's when I rented an office upstairs in the Whisky a GoGo. I had resumes and ad forms, and individuals and bands would come in the office, (or call) to connect. I even had many Union members register, since the Union provided no resumes at that time. I was 22 when I started this company, and no, who would have guessed I'd still be doing it 50 years later!”

Within a year after starting, the office was moved to a larger location. In the early 1970's, traveling bands found members as they passed through California and as word spread, groups from other states called for replacements. Full time working cover acts became more popular, hiring players for road gigs.

By the end of the decade, the office staff had grown to five, and a branch office was opened near Disneyland. Las Vegas groups imported players, and country artists and jazz acts started using the service to hire available players.

In those days, the job listings were distributed to individual musicians either by phone or in person, but a major change was soon to come. Sterling hired a team of technicians to build a custom made computer connected to seven tape recorders. Members could now call 24 hours, enter a password into their phone, and hear current available jobs. It was primitive by today's standards, but it worked and remember, the year was 1983!

By 1990, cruise ship jobs became more popular and gigs arrived from Asia, seeking players for r&b, funk and soul groups. The “antique” computer eventually gave way to the science of voicemail, so a new computer was put into action to distribute job listings. Entering the era of music videos for TV, managers viewed photos of musicians for use in commercials and videos.

In 1995, it was time to upgrade the call-in hotline yet again with an advanced voice mail system, allowing musicians to record their profiles and demos right over the phone. By 1998, Musicians Contact went online with it’s first website, and became truly a national service.

There have been various website updates and changes to the site, culminating in what you see today. But, the basic function has always been the same since 1969 – a referral service for bands and musicians to find each other.

Stories about famous players? “Well, I still have Billy Joel's resume from 1972 where he states 'I'm not interested in messing around, I just want money'. But later he came in when he tried to form an original band and asked the guitarist sitting next to him if he wanted to join. “Is it a paying situation?', the guitarist asked. 'No' said Billy, 'this is an original band'. “Then sorry, I'm not interested' replied the guitarist. I'm sure this has happened thousands of times to thousands of musicians!

“Burleigh Drummond, drummer for Ambrosia, hooked up with them through us about 1972 and is STILL with them. Berlin found Terri Nunn around 1979 and she is STILL with them as well. International Celtic rockers The Young Dubliners found their drummer here about 25 years ago, and they just put in an ad seeking a bassist! (and yes, David Ingraham is STILL their drummer).”

Famous past members: to see many famous members who have used Musicians Contact.

Need a band member?: to enter a free ad and view profiles of available players.

Need a gig?: to list yourself as an available musician.

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Bethanie Hansen of Dr. B. Coach to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

BOISE, IDAHO, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2019 / — Many people don't have clarity on their own values because they have never taken the time to even consider them. When they do reflect, they see a disconnect between their life and what it could be.

With coaching, someone gets a chance to actually ask you these questions. What do you value? What does that reveal about you? How can you live in alignment with those values?

Bethanie Hansen is Dr. B. Coach, a professional coach and educator dedicated to helping her clients live a healthy, balanced, successful and happy life.

“It’s all about discovering where our confidence comes from and how to tap into that,” says Hansen. “We figure out their core values, their strengths, their talents, their mindset and interests, and really get in touch with who they are to apply it to their lives.”

For 25 years, Hansen has helped people achieve their goals through teaching, coaching and by working to change their mindset.

“We all have something special to offer the world that nobody else can, so mindset is paramount,” says Hansen. “We can't be in a negative space emotionally and draw on what we need to perform at our best. We can't make music that is authentic when we’re held back by whatever's going on inside us.”

Coaching is something Hansen did even before she was a life coach as a public school band teacher and university instructor.

“I always approached teaching like coaching. I asked a lot of questions and helped kids connect the dots for themselves, all the things we do in coaching,” says Hansen. “I wanted my kids to develop their character, to rely on themselves to practice and plan ahead, and to apply those skills to their lives. I believe I was meant for this field and am lucky to stumble into it finally.”

The Mindset Makeover nine-week structured individual coaching program is all about changing your thinking, building confidence, helping you find clear direction and purpose, and empowering you to act in your new direction.

“What all my clients tend to share is the need for confidence about decisions,” says Hansen. “When they're looking for coaching, they often want to solve a problem, but the true gist of it what their values are. By coaching your mindset, you find your purpose, your direction, and you can be the author of your own story. You can say NO to some things and set boundaries. I'm trying to show you that something is possible, and you can do it, too!”

CUTV News Radio will feature Bethanie Hansen in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on October 25th at 12pm EDT.

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