Music

The NAMM Convention Day II

By Linita Masters Jan. 25, 2016– Day II started off by obtaining more insight into the newest developments in the Music Industry. I talked with a young man, Stephen Yorkley, Manager of Data Analytics and Visualization with Casio’s Keyboard Division.…

114th NAMM Show Media Preview Day

By: Fredwill Hernandez The National Association of Music Merchants [NAMM], held an invitation-only media preview day Wed. – Jan. 20, 2016, at the NAMM U Idea Center, Anaheim Convention Center, to kick-off the 114th NAMM show. Companies eager to speak,…

IHEARTMEDIA ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF ITS ANNUAL MEGA EVENTS

By Rena Renee The announcement and the return of the IHeartRadio Music Festivals annual “Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star” talent search and its Daytime Village is set for September 23 and 24 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Village across…

Club Nokia Hosts Guitar Center’s 27th Annual Drum Off

Sometimes drummers don’t get enough attention. They’re way in the back on the stage and are usually covered up by the literal face of the band (A.K.A. the lead singer). If they’re attractive, they get paid attention to for their…

From L.A. To D.C. John Lloyd Young Brings The Music!

John Lloyd Young Rings In the New Year A Few Days Early!  By Michele Black “We changed up the order of the songs this evening based on what we felt was best received at the D.C. show,” Tony Award winner…

RENEE MARINO MAKES LOS ANGELES SOLO CABARET DEBUT!

L.A Hit By A Powerhouse from Jersey! By Michele Black Los Feliz was rocked by a 10.0 earthquake last Monday evening! Did you feel it? I, along with a sold out crowd, sure did! The epicenter was The Rockwell Table…

Regional Mexican Norteño music pioneer Ramon Ayala unveils Tragos Amargos (Bitter Shots) Tequila line

By : Fredwill Hernandez Mexican musician, composer, and songwriter Ramon Ayala [y sus Bravos del Norte], known artistically as “El Rey del Accordion” [“The King of the Accordion”], considered a Regional Mexican Norteño music pioneer, held a press conference Wed.…

THE WEEKND, BRUNO MARS AND MARK RONSON WIN BIG AT SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015

HOSTED BY ERYKAH BADU, KENNY “BABYFACE” EDMONDS RECEIVED THE LEGEND AWARD AND JILL SCOTT HONORED WITH THE FIRST EVER LADY OF SOUL AWARD   SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 celebrated the greatest legends of soul music alongside today’s brightest new stars…

Celine Dion surprises attendees during The Latin Recording Academy’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards

By: Fredwill Hernandez As part of the week-long 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards TM festivities The Latin Recording Academy honored Gato Barbieri, Ana Belén and Víctor Manuel, Angela Carrasco, Djavan, El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico, and Pablo Milanés with this year’s [The Latin Recording Academy’s] Lifetime Achievement Awards, and Federico…

Ignacio Val kicks off the Inaugural L Festival

By: Fredwill Hernandez Anticipation was set high as attendees started to arrive early for the inaugural L Festival (Feria Cultural Latinoamericana), a two-day family festival where music, food, and art came together, held in partnership between Universal Latin Music Entertainment and…