Multicultural Pop Diva Hitha Releases New Single “Independent” – Out Now

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ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, April 19, 2019 / — Talented pop diva Hitha announces a new single, “Independent” and is available at Fans can listen in on this hit at all prevalent music streaming sites like Spotify, Apple Itunes, Youtube Music, Google Music Store, iHeartRadio, Pandora, as well as many other sites later this week.

True to the name of her new single, “Independent”, Hitha has been dubbed as one of the, “female artists globally changing the music scene in 2019,” she’s ascending through the ranks of the music industry and is shattering stereotypes about young women. At just 14 years old, she is a force to reckon with. “The youth are the future, I would like to be seen as an artist who is out there to give the young a voice. My goal is to inspire people and make them smile when they are having a bad day” says Hitha.

“Independent” – an uplifting and inspirational song with a following message – “When you are going through rough times or having negative thoughts, the best person to help you is your 'Inner Self'. Be Strong, Be You and Be Independent".

“Independent” is the third single release from Hitha who is changing dynamics with her vivacious girl power coupled with the sounds of bubblegum melodies and classical undertones. Hitha’s vocal strength is amplified by her songwriting, the go-to outlet where Hitha sends messages from the heart relating to the everyday happiness, loves, trials and tribulations we all face.

An esteemed musician and role-model for the global youth, Hitha has gained attention far and wide. Notice from industry insiders like Billboard Sound, Teen Music Radio, iHeartRadio and The Source have just begun, but they already see a new star being born. The Source complimented Hitha saying she’s, “ready to conquer the world of pop by storm.”

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Spotted Peccary Music Signs Tom Eaton; His New Album HOW IT HAPPENED Released Today

How it Happened

How it Happened, the new ambient electronic album from Tom Eaton on Spotted Peccary Music

Tom Eaton

Spotted Peccary Music artist Tom Eaton is an award-winning Composer, Producer, Engineer & Multi-Instrumentalist.

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How it Happened is an atmospheric ambient electronic album by composer, producer, engineer & multi-instrumentalist Tom Eaton, debuting on Spotted Peccary Music.

The music floats up into the air and shimmers, hanging there like an Aurora Borealis, just above your speakers.”

— Robin James,

PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, April 19, 2019 / — What does it sound like to capture the peaceful places along the edge of the mighty Mississippi or the Merrimack River as it meets the sea? For Tom Eaton, a composer, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist, those blissful vistas are best expressed in a rich and heartfelt blend of piano, ambient guitar, and synth textures on How it Happened, his latest collection of ambient electronic stories about taking the unseen paths and finding serene moments; the album releases April 19, 2019 on Spotted Peccary Music, the Portland, OR-based independent record label.

Upon listening, John Shanahan, host of Hypnagogue Podcast said “On How it Happened, Eaton finds new expressions that dig into his listeners' souls to allow them to share his thoughts and feelings, gently carving a common emotional ground. Eaton takes his own personal late-night ruminations and the natural beauty of his New England surroundings as stepping-off points for his blends of rich ambient backdrops and gliding melodies, each a piece of poetry all its own,” while veteran music writer Robin James, of, noted “The music floats up into the air and shimmers, hanging there like an Aurora Borealis, just above your speakers.”

How it Happened is a sensitive and introspective album of reflective ambient impressions which Eaton evokes with tenderness and grace. Inspiration is drawn from moments sitting or walking by the north branch of the Contoocock River in New Hampshire, the Mississippi River in New Orleans, and the beaches where the Merrimack River meets the ocean in his home state of Massachusetts.

Eaton offered a rare insight, sharing “My prior albums have had some rhythmic elements and this album has no time keeping percussion at all. Probably makes the album a little more introspective and slightly less ‘pop’ influenced. I have always written driving stuff and floating stuff. This collection is more on the floating side. As my life progresses the music reflects where I am, so it’s always going to be different but I am not steering it. My music is an outlet for my emotions, always born out of improv rather than thought about. That great Vangelis quote always seems to make sense to me… ‘I act as a channel through which music emerges from the chaos of noise.’ It feels like that most of the time.”

Having spent the past 25 years as a full-time producer and engineer with credits on hundreds of recordings, Eaton is certainly no stranger to crafting delicate musical spaces. His pensive soundscapes stir the emotions and touch the soul as the lush textures and quiet melodies of How it Happened deliver a multi-dimensional immersion into the artist’s vulnerable space, where he investigates the amorphous connections shared by us all.

Eaton is slated to discuss the album live in studio on Milwaukee's popular Instrumental Saturdays radio show with Mary Bartlein on Saturday April 20, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. CDT. Listeners may tune in at Eaton is also scheduled to perform live at the House of Blues New Orleans on May 18th, 2019 during the Zone Music Awards concert; ticketing information is available at

How it Happened is available in both physical and digital formats; multiple formats for purchasing and listening can be found in the Spotted Peccary Music shop and on Bandcamp.

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CONTACT: For review copies, interview requests, or images, please contact Beth Ann Hilton at beth(at)spottedpeccary(dot)com.

Track List:
1. Ice 5:37
2. An Unexpected Opening 7:58
3. MK, And How It Happened 7:19
4. The Slow River 9:21
5. Later, At Night, By the Lake 6:58
6. Genezen 13:01
7. The Fog and the Lifting 6:25
8. Until Her Eyelids Flutter Open 13:47

About Tom Eaton: Tom Eaton is a composer, producer, engineer & multi-instrumentalist who lives on the northern coast of Massachusetts with a large cat and a larger collection of vintage and modern synthesizers, guitars and sonic sculpting devices. The slow and dramatic changes of season, the power of the ocean, fatherhood, and the spatial and dynamic aesthetic of the classic Windham Hill and Private Music albums resonate through Tom’s work. How it Happened is his first release with Spotted Peccary Music.

About Spotted Peccary Music: 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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Rising Alt-Pop Maverick Christian French is Back And “breaking all the rules” on Brand New Single

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Roll the windows down, throw your worries away, and turn up this groovy pop gem

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, April 19, 2019 / — As he continues to gain steam and turn heads worldwide, 22-year-old alternative pop singer-songwriter CHRISTIAN FRENCH shares his latest single entitled “breaking all the rules”.

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The track hinges on hummable acoustic guitar and intercuts with a seesawing clean riff, the verses unfold into personal confessions a la, “I’ve been doing fine waking up on worn out couches, staying up all night.” Everything climaxes on an unshakable hook that encouragingly empowers “breaking all the rules.”

Of the single, Christian commented, “This song is inspired by having a fresh take on life. You’re finding out life is meant to be enjoyed in the present moment and discovering happiness doesn’t come from money or material possessions. Rather, it comes by experiencing and consciously following love and positivity through everything life throws at you. Essentially, you’re ‘Breaking All The Rules’ of what you’ve been told to do all your life.”

This carefree, groovy release arrives hot on the heels of his recent single “Heavy Snow,” which quickly nears the half-million mark on Spotify. Emotionally charged with swells of instrumental buildup and layers of pitched-down vocals, Christian creates a dense, yet raw sonic landscape and a feeling of gravity on his personal struggle with anxiety.

Christian just wrapped his tour with Quinn XCII, and will release the music video for “Breaking All The Rules” soon along with new music every month. So, stay tuned!

Self-taught and self-started, Indiana native Christian French went from posting acoustic covers on Soundcloud in high school and while attending Indiana University, to collaborating with producers such as Triegy and GRAMMY® Award-nominated Dru Decaro and touring with the likes of Chelsea Cutler and Quinn XCII. He landed a hit on Spotify’s US Viral 50 with “Fall For You.” Meanwhile, the single “By Myself” generated 19 million streams within a few months’ time. As his 2018 EP natural colors picked up steam, his monthly listenership on Spotify averaged over 1.8 million fans.


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MARTY BROWN Explores Road Less Traveled With New CD, AMERICAN HIGHWAY

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Marty Brown’s American Highway CD cover

Growth, Depth & Genre-Bending Turns Found In New Music
Due Out May 17

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, April 19, 2019 / — MARTY BROWN explores the lesser traveled musical road on his new CD, AMERICAN HIGHWAY. Set for May 17 release, the Plowboy Records’ disc is Brown’s first in two decades – and shows just how far a little exploration can take an artist. This is a righteous, joyful foray that features stylistic growth and gentle genre bending – and Brown is proud to share production credits with the revered Jon Tiven (B.B. King, Wilson Pickett, Waylon Jennings) with whom he co-wrote all of the disc’s 10 songs.

“Marty took 20 years off from recording,” notes Plowboy President Shannon Pollard. “Most artists would never attempt a comeback; for Marty it was always impossible to imagine that he wouldn’t return to the studio. He is just as raw and brilliant as ever – but he’s expanded his horizons, and this is one AMERICAN HIGHWAY that we are excited to travel.” Fans can pre-order the CD now.

Brown views the new music as his best work yet. He considers the disc to be his “Rembrandt” or “Michelangelo;” an achievement that marks the pinnacle of his creative efforts. With songs ranging the gamut from the big-city swagger of his current single, “Umbrella Lovers,” to the funky “Casino Winnebago,” and from the deceptively simple “Kentucky Blues” to the raw, Springsteen-esque channeling of the title track, the album covers rarified ground. The Brown/Tiven writing team creates a unique partnership – Brown writes the lyrics and turns them over to Tiven who then writes the music. It’s a process that expands and enhances each song. “It’s pretty magical,” Marty admits. Reviewers are calling the project “Vibrant, candid, and reverent (Midwest Music Review)” and note Brown “keeps to the roots of true and traditional Country music (KAYO Radio)” with a voice “that breathes and lives with every lyrical nuance (Roughstock).”


1- American Highway
2 – I’m On A Roll (Better Than It’s Ever Been)*
3 – Umbrella Lovers
4 – Shaking All Over The World
5 – When The Blues Come Around
6 – Right Out Of Left Field
7- Kentucky Blues
8 – Casino Winnebago
9 – Velvet Chains
10 – Mona Lisa Smiles

*All songs written by Marty Brown and Jon Tiven, except for track 2, which includes Kristopher Martin Brown.

Born in Maceo, Kentucky, Brown first rose to fame as an artist on MCA Records in the 1990s, but he is also known as the songwriter behind mega-hits for Tracy Byrd (“I’m From The Country”), Brooks & Dunn (“It Ain’t Me If It Ain’t You”), and Trace Adkins (“When I Stop Loving You”). After releasing three albums for the label, Marty disappeared from the public eye. Though he still traveled to Nashville occasionally to write, Brown spent most of his time with his family in Kentucky. He returned to the national stage with a show-stopping performance on America’s Got Talent in 2013. His touching rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” went viral, generating over 11 MILLION views on YouTube. The rest, as they say, is history. His Top 10 AGT finish convinced Marty to step back into the spotlight and since then he has performed at the historic Ryman Auditorium, returned to the Grand Ole Opry stage, and signed autographs at CMA Music Fest. His much-anticipated CD, AMERICAN HIGHWAY, will be released May 17.

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Tunedly Creates 3000th Song Since Its Founding

Chris Erhardt, Mathew Knowles and Mylene Besancon

Chris Erhardt and Harvey Mason Jr.

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With Mathew Knowles and Harvey Mason Jr. on its Advisory Board, online music production and publishing source Tunedly is shaking up the music industry.

Becoming a professional songwriter is a marathon, not a sprint, just like building a sustainable, successful company.”

— Chris Erhardt, CEO of Tunedly

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA, April 18, 2019 / — HOUSTON (April 18, 2019) – Four years since Tunedly’s founding, Texas songwriter Richard Bonnin is working with the company on his latest lyrical creation, Tunedly’s 3,000th project.

Texas and Tunedly have been a great fit for emerging Texas songwriters. The state loves music and its musicians, and about 10 percent of Tunedly’s projects have involved songwriters like Bonnin, who live in Texas.

In February 2015, just a few weeks after having released the first prototype of the Tunedly platform – back then under a different name – Bonnin connected with this freshly released online music production platform and initiated a project to have one of his written songs recorded professionally.

“I remember the email notification of the order that night,” recalls Chris Erhardt, CEO of Tunedly. “It only was our 80th song project we received, so everything was still very new, not many routine processes were in place.”

Bonnin, as a songwriter, as well as Tunedly, as a company, have grown tremendously over the past four years. Bonnin has signed several of his songs to promising publishing deals, while Tunedly added multiple music industry veterans to its team, including music industry moguls Mathew Knowles (head of Music World Entertainment and father of Beyonce and Solange), Harvey Mason Jr. (Grammy, ASCAP, and Billboard Music Award-winning songwriter and producer), to its Advisory Board, as well as Jayne Nozik, a 20+ year music publishing veteran and former Director of Copyright and Licensing at Warner Music Group, as Tunedly's new Director of A&R and Licensing.

The core Tunedly team, however, has remained the same throughout, which makes it a great fit to advance Bonnin’s career goals. He loves to write songs, and the Tunedly team tries its best to turn songwriters' ideas into highly professional musical productions.

“We are honored that Richard, along with many more songwriters, have been on this journey with us, as we’ve grown in reach and influence,” said Chris Erhardt. “Having looked through our users of February 2015, the month Richard joined, about half of those users are still part of the Tunedly family, four years later. Becoming a professional songwriter is a marathon, not a sprint, just like building a sustainable, successful company.

“I am glad the majority of our users understand this for their songwriting career, just as much as I appreciate that our staff, partners and investors understand this for the continuous development of Tunedly,” Erhardt said.

To celebrate this milestone, Tunedly now offers songwriters who aren't members of the platform the opportunity to create a song with Tunedly's roster of talented session musicians – which features Grammy Award-winning musicians and singers, as well as performers who were part of major label projects for names including Katy Perry, Frank Sinatra Jr. and Randy Travis.

“We normally don't work with songwriters who are not members of our platform, so we can tightly monitor the workload of our staff and session players,” Erhardt said. “However, considering the special occasion, and the fact that we added a few more session musicians, recently, we implemented a guest production function to give non-members the opportunity to experience Tunedly and see their songs come to life.”

The guest production function is only available for a limited time.

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Financial Literacy Rocks Pontiac All Week Long – Come Rock with Us to Empower Pontiac's Youth Through Music

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Funding the Future's GOODING & The Reminders perform a song composed with Accent Pontiac youth about financial literacy at Rock 'n' Art$ at The Strand on 5/3.

Accent Pontiac provides a vibrant, learning environment that enables us to further open up our programming to younger youth who are ready to start incorporating financial literacy into their lives.”

— Carolyn Powell, Funding the Future CEO

PONTIAC, MI, UNITED STATES, April 18, 2019 / — Accent Pontiac partners with Funding the Future to facilitate a week-long composing workshop with a financial literacy focus culminating in the Rock ‘n’ Art$ family-friendly concert on Friday, May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at the Flagstar Strand Theatre. The event provides students and their families critical financial literacy concepts inspiring financial focus and growth through music and the arts.

Funding the Future’s rock band GOODING and hip hop group The Reminders will work under the musical direction of Dan Trahey to write a song with Accent Pontiac students about making smart financial decisions. They are using art created by Pontiac students for the Andy Meisner Financial Literacy Multimedia Art Contest as relatable inspiration.

“Accent Pontiac provides a vibrant, learning environment that enables us to further open up our programming to younger youth who are ready to start incorporating financial literacy concepts into their daily lives,” shared Funding the Future’s CEO Carolyn Powell. “Learning through music is fun and we can make an incredible impact by making music with this original composition!”

Funding the Future is known for its innovative approach of using a live musical concert to get students to pay attention to a straight-from-the-heart personal finance lesson that follows. In addition to the afternoon composing sessions, GOODING and The Reminders will be visiting area middle and high schools throughout the week to share the Funding the Future magic.

“We are proud to partner with FTF to bring their unique, collaborative teaching approach to Accent Pontiac with such an urgent message that is never too early to learn,” said Accent Pontiac’s Executive Director Tina Rowan. “Plus, using artwork created by high school students in our community makes the message relevant to our youth.”

The inspiration art pieces are selected from Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner’s annual Financial Literacy Multimedia Art Contest for Oakland County high school students. This is the first year that the winner’s artwork will serve as inspiration for a musical composition.

The inspiring work will be debuted Friday, May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Rock ‘n’ Art$ during the Pontiac Arts Crawl at the historic Flagstar Strand Theatre. The artists will perform with the youth musicians and then headline sets of their own. Tickets are only $10, and all proceeds benefit Funding the Future and Accent Pontiac.

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Funding for the Future is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that brings musical artists to different middle and high schools, student groups, and kid-oriented organizations to provide a free, engaging live concert followed by a crucial and impactful lesson in financial literacy. Since FTF launched in 2014 in Wyoming, it has provided nearly 150,000 students in 34 states and 4 Canadian provinces with essential financial literacy tools. FTF believes all youth can learn critical financial skills, define their future, and obtain professional and personal success. Learn more at


Accent Pontiac is an El Sistema-inspired music program in Pontiac, MI, and uses music as a vehicle for social change. A partner with the Pontiac School District since 2016, Accent Pontiac currently serves over 250 students each week with free during and after-school music classes. Participating students receive up to four days per week of after-school music classes, including instruction on percussion, brass, and woodwind instruments. Accent Pontiac is dedicated to the belief that all students deserve equitable access to a robust music education. Learn more at

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MERIDIAN Archer 1200 Vehicle Mitigation Barriers Added to This Year’s Jackson Hole Rendezvous Event

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Archer 1200 vehicle barrier at Rendezvous Music Festival

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Vehicle Mitigation Barriers at Jackson Hole Music Festival

The annual open-air concert is the latest to employ increased crowd protection for public gatherings.

The entire event industry is taking a bigger look at crowd protection.”

— Director of Events Ronald Delp

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, US, April 18, 2019 / — The Rendezvous Festival at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is the latest large-scale public event to increase crowd protection with the use of certified vehicle mitigation barriers. Festival officials opted for MERIDIAN’s Archer 1200 relying on its certified effectiveness, portability and flexibility for free pedestrian flow.

The music festival, now in its sixth year occupies a sprawling area through downtown Jackson Town Square at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Free to the public, the event draws thousands of concert goers to the central part of town directly adjacent to major traffic throughways.

“The festival is growing in size every year,” said 5D Shield Director of Events Ronald Delp. “With big crowds and nearby roadways, safety – specifically from car ramming- is a concern. Our number one objective is to ensure the safest environment possible.”

“This isn’t something specific to us,” Delp continued. “The entire event industry is taking a bigger look at crowd protection. We all want our guests to enjoy the event without having to worry about their safety. With this solution in place, it gives us all peace of mind.”

This increased focus on vehicle mitigation includes a departure from more primitive solutions like concrete and plastic water barriers. Event planners are looking toward solutions that are purpose-built and tested to address vehicle attacks.

“Communities cannot continue to rely on ad-hoc equipment that was not designed or intended to mitigate car rammings,” said MERIDIAN CEO Peter Whitford. “We developed the Archer 1200 for tested and reliable effectiveness and designed it for easy deployment.”

MERIDIAN’s Archer 1200 barriers have seen recent use for large-scale SEAR (Special Events Assessment Rating) Level 1 events like the Tournament of Roses Parade and Game as well as Super Bowl LII. The product, as well as MERIDIAN’s deployment training, was awarded SAFETY Act designation this year. The Congressional Act, established in the wake of 9/11, specifies Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies [QATTs] which receive liability protections in the event of a terrorist attack. MERIDIAN, as well as its customers, receive the protection from claims.

Malicious vehicle attacks continue to be a rising tactic with radical groups. According to Mineta Transportation Institute's National Transportation Safety and Security Center, there have been nearly 80 car-ramming attacks over the past four decades, with 30 of them happening the last two years. Just this week, authorities in the Baltimore-DC area foiled a plot by a suspected radical who had stolen a U-Haul truck with plans to run down crowds at an airport or tourist location.

"I was just going to keep driving and driving and driving," suspect Rondell Henry told investigators, according to court records. "I wasn't going to stop."

For more information about Meridian Rapid Defense Group (a Pasadena-based company) or the Archer 1200 Vehicle Barrier, visit

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New York Record Label MVB RECORDS Signs Indie Hip Hop Artist La'Vega


Indie Record Label MVB RECORDS


Female Hip Hop Artist La’Vega

La'Vega, the Hip Hop artist from Bronx, New York, is back at Quad Studios recording new music. She just signed a deal with indie record label MVB RECORDS.

He (Sosa) even went as far as saying, "she has everything that all the other female Hip Hop artists of today has, plus more".”

— Abdel "Sosa" Russell

BRONX, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 16, 2019 / — Virtually still a teenager, Stephanie "La'Vega" Lavigat signed her first record deal with the artist development company MVB Entertainment Music Group, in 2013. She was fresh off the stoop of her Bronx apartment building, writing poems in her neighborhood, and posting snippets of unfinished songs on SoundCloud for her friends to listen to. What came after signing her record deal during the Summer of 2013 was nothing short of life changing.

After signing with MVBEMG during the Summer of 2013 La'Vega practically lived at Quad Recording Studios, in Manhattan. She was making music faster than any other artist that her former (and current) manager, Abdel "Sosa" Russell, said he had ever worked with. He was quoted as calling her, "the hardest working Hip Hop artist in New York".

When the opportunity presented itself, Sosa wasted no time in reaching out to his former artist, saying that La'Vega is passionate, hard working, and talented. He even went as far as saying, "she has everything that all the other female Hip Hop artists of today has, plus more". La'Vega signed a new deal with the popular New York indie record label MVB RECORDS in March of 2019. She is currently back at Quad Studios recording a ton of new music, and dieting to get ready for her first photo shoot which is scheduled in June.

Her fans will be happy to know that MVB RECORDS has re-released some of her most popular music, and they can find them on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and all other popular online music stores. It is also rumored that La'Vega will be releasing new music in June, but this information was neither confirmed nor denied by MVB RECORDS, or her manager, so we are not sure how true it is.

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Harris Alumni and Faculty Win JUNO, SOCAN, Golden Reel and Canadian Screen Awards

Harris Alumni and Faculty Win

Alumni Sanjay Mehta and faculty Doug McClement and Michael Philip Wojewoda win CSA.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, April 15, 2019 / — Harris Institute alumni Sanjay Mehta and faculty members Doug McClement and Michael Philip Wojewoda won the Canadian Screen Award (CSA) for Best Sound, Non-fiction for 'Gord Downie's Secret Path in Concert'. Faculty member David Quilico and alumni Janet Baker and Mishelle Pack (Sony/ATV Music Publishing) won 10 SOCAN Awards and alumni Jamie Appleby (Wax Records) co-wrote the SOCAN Award winning song 'Not a Love Song' with bülow.

Faculty member Yuri Gorbachow and alumni Lise Beauchesne won the MPSE Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing for 'Vikings'. Alumni Eric Ratz won the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year JUNO for Arkells. Alumni Jamie Appleby manages bülow, who won the Breakthrough Artist of the Year JUNO.

Alumni Sean Karp, Noah Siegel, Charles Duchesne and Igor Bezuglov won 5 CSA’s for 'Dino Dana' and 'Odd Squad'. Yuri Gorbachow, Director of Audio Post at Harris, won the CSA for Best Sound, Fiction for 'Vikings'. Alumni Sean Karp, Noah Siegel and Charles Duchesne are nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Live Action Program for 'Dino Dana'.

Harris Institute is the only post-secondary school in North America to achieve a 100% Graduate Employment Rate, a 100% Graduate Satisfaction Rate and four 0% Student Loan Default Rates. It ranked best private school for a 7th year in the 2019 ‘Media Arts Education Report’ and is the only school outside the US in Billboard‘s ‘Top 11 Schools’. The college specializes in comprehensive audio and music industry education taught by active award-winning leaders. Twelve-month Diploma Programs start in March, July and November.

For further information: John Harris, President, Harris Institute 416.367.0178

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M-Jase Releases his highly anticipated album 'Far From Everything'

CUSTARD FACTORY, MIDLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM, April 15, 2019 / — Watch the video for Phobia here:

Ever thought what such 90s R&B Ballad-Kings such as K-Ci and Sisqo would sound like in 2018 over modern downtempo beats? Well you need look no further than US artist M-Jase’s new album ‘Far From Everything’.

I’m the king of referencing music to similar sounding artists and genres but even I had trouble comparing his sound to anything I’d heard before. Yes, most of the tracks are the kinda songs a guy and a girl listen to together in the ‘throes of passion’ in a Quiet Storm. Yes, the tracks have beautiful sweeping synthesizer pad sounds. Yes, M-Jase’s vocal is full of the kind of emotional feeling of a guy speaking to woman he loves but also very powerful and unashamedly masculine – it demands the attention of your ears whether you like this kind of music or not.  Not all the tracks are low tempo there are a few up-tempo numbers on the album to keep the dancefloor heads happy too.

At a long shot I’d call this sound ‘Hot-Buttered Soul for the New Millennium’. The good thing is it lacks the pretentiousness of the 90’s the sentimentality. It is a direct attempt at communication without being too cheesy.

Growing up M-Jase describes his introduction as follows; “I’ve been into music since a very young boy. I was heavily influenced into different sounds from my mother Victoria who was a singer in church back in Jamaica and especially my older brother Brian…”

He adds “…I love the fact that the power of voice can be instrumental in affecting people’s lives across the world in a positive manner, from romantic songs to even reaching the political arena”

The Artwork is interesting too. Not too sure of the concept but it caught my gaze for a quick minute. So not confined to the realms of Aural Art he also has a finger or two is the visual or aesthetic realms – Something you need to have to survive in this modern online environment.

Stand out track: Phobia

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