June 01, 2011

2011 Summer Playback Stepping Out

June, 2011

COMMISSIONED

Roger Prescott was commissioned to co-write the songs “Keeping Your for Mine” and “Come on Baby” with Renee Wahl for her latest album, Cumberland Moonshine.

Wes Cunningham was commissioned to compose the score for a motion picture based on his life and music, Sironia.



FEATURED

The Aqua League (Doug Simpson, Kareem Knight) had the two songs “Industrial Revolutionand “Big City” in the Universal Pictures major motion production, Fast Five, released in April 2011.

BigAJB on internet radio’s Live365 at http://www.live365.com/dnbs.

Casey “Schpilkas” Dunmore’s “Fuzzy Fro (v 2.1)” in 2k Sport’s Top Spin 4. The game also features Daft Punk.

Chay (aka Charles Nolan Hunt) in an interview for WWS Magazine in February 2011.

Dave Girtsman’s song “Ella Mae (Like a Ray of Sunshine)” on the TV show Friday Night Lights in December 2010.

Renaldo “eco” Pena and Benny Rios along with ASCAP publishers JNAACO Music Publishing and Necomusic Publishing on Latin Project’s latest album, Anhelos.

Wirlie Morris ’ co-write and production on Charlie Wilson’s song “You Are,” which remained at number one on the Urban AC Format charts for ten weeks.



HONORED

Autumn Brown was awarded a grant by the Creative Capacity Fund to attend the New Music Seminar in LA, California to compete and perform at the Long Beach Playhouse as a storyteller in April 2011.

Avraham Sternklar, former Co-Director, was honored by The Long Island Composer Alliance in celebration of his 80 th birthday during a concert held at Plainview Old Bethpage Library in December 2010.

John David Hart’s albums Artists for America and Open Eye Universe with nominations for a Health Living Revolution Award.

Sandy Rapp with a 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the StoneWall Society presented live on Rainbowworldradio.com in January 2011.



PERFORMED

Alex Nelson with his acoustic set of original music at the Walk about Autism event hosted by the Dan Marino Foundation in January 2011.

Beverly Ritz with her second solo concert in Florence, Oregon presenting jazz classics and original songs from her upcoming album Buddy & Me in February 2011.

Drive A toured on the Revolt Tour with Hollywood Undead showcasing material from their sophomore album, The World in Shambles.

Eric Wilson’sThe Twenties album, along with new material from his EP Held at Trouble.

John W. Harden with his composition “Song of Peace” on The Rob Dennis Show and The Rob Dennis Show Christmas Special.

Omar Guey performed Raimundo Penaforte’s Elegia for Violin and Piano in March 2011.

William Price’sSans Titre II was performed a total of five times in states such as, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee all before March 5 th, 2011. I Forget What Eight Was For was performed three times, premiered at Wright State University in Ohio, and performed once more in Ohio, and lastly in Michigan. Sans Titre II was performed twice in Alabama, and Grant Us Peace and Boogaloo: Rough and Tumble were both performed once; Grant us Peace in South Carolina, and Boogaloo: Rough and Tumble in Alabama.



PREMIERED

Arthur Mountaniol premiered his short film Forbidden Fruit Carnival at the Shockfest of Hollywood2010 Film Festival.

David Williams’ Fearless at its Family was premiered by The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra at the Clay Center in Charelston, West Virginia in February 2011.

Gabriel Nina Haigh’sSymphony No. 1, written at age 16, was premiered by Monterey Symphony in January 2011.

Jonathan Adams’ composition to H.P. Lovecraft poem, “The Ancient Track” on March 3 by Les Chanteurs in Arkansas.

Richard G. Flauding’s O Sacred Feast and Gloria by the Baptist Theological Seminary in April 2011.

Robert E. Cucinotta’sLittle Murders for vibraphone, piano, and FX at Martin E. Segal Theater in NYC in April 2011.

Stephen Cohn’sMy String Quartet, Winter Soul I was premiered by The Eclipse Quartet in January 2011.

Steven L. Rosenhaus’ “Accordances” (Symphony No. 2) by the New York Repertory Orchestra, who commissioned the work. The U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band premiered commissioned work, "Variations on a Neapolitan Theme" at Naples Conservatory in Italy. They also performed his works "The Brave and the Bold" and "Fanfare."

The Longwood Opera premiered The Picture of Dorian Gray, an opera in two acts and ten scenes, on June 3-5, 2011.

William Price’sPieces of Eight for trumpet ensemble was premiered at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in May 2011.



RELEASED

Ashley Tamar Davis’ My Name is Tamar on March 24 th.

Bonnie Finken released her sophomore EP Expectation Fail, which transcends genres and highlights her vocal versatility.

Brian Wright’s album House on Fire, which features instrumentation and lyrics solely played and written by Wright himself.

Bruce Pipehoff’sBruce Pipehoff and Scott SawyerLive along with Scott Sawyer.

Circadian Rhythms’ witty new DVD, Faboulouse Fun.

Four Audio ’s independently produced and engineered LP Chalk in May 2011.

Gaby Moreno’s independent sophomore album Illustrated Songs in April 2011.

Groove Train’s self titled independent debut album, Groove Train

Jeremy dePrisco’s 7 th album Chaos Rise Up, inspired by media, movies, news and internet.

Justin Haigh’s album People Like Me.

Kaivama’s debut album Finish-American Excavators.

Kareem Parkins’ debut single, “I Don’t Make Believe,” featuring Nature, from his forth solo album The Ladder, on March 23 rd, 2011.

Laura Jansen ’s US debut album Bells, a collection of piano based alt-pop songs accompanied with pristine vocals, all written by Jansen except for her cover of ASCAP members King of Leon’s song “Use Somebody.”

Martha’s Trouble’s tenth independently released studio album Anchor Tatoo in February 2011.

Nick 13’s self titled debut album Nick 13.

Poetry Band's Rooms, a two hour plus rock opera. The band's albums are derived from the books written by their lead singer Wilson Sherman. They are a rare modern theater band. Former President Bill Clinton, in a letter to the band, said the were "Great!"

Return to Earth’s debut album Captains of Industry, featuring catchy hard rock hooks, lush production, and Queen-like harmonies.

Rob Carlton’s Seven Thunders , containing rock instrumentals and acoustic arrangements that showcase Rob’s best skills.

Robert (Uncut) Chappell re-released Deviouz Dollarz and Black History Classic Eye’s On.

Ron Patton’s co-writes “Special Queen” with Janet “Trenaj” Benjamin, an up tempo pop song with a twist of retro music.

Schuyler Fisk’s sophomore album Blue Ribbon Winner in March 2011.

Suzie Brown’s debut album Heart Strings, considered “a dream deferred no longer” by the Harvard graduate and cardiologist turned singer/songwriter in May 2011.

The Damnwells’ No One Listens to the Band Anymore in March 2011.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s self title LP Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Ursula Oppens’ latest album Winging It: Piano Music of John Corigliano.



SIGNED

Jordan Weiss with Street Records for promotion of his debut album, In the Pocket.

Lila Cervantes with the Rick Hendrix Company for promotion of her single “No Name like the Name of Jesus”, written by Brenda Lane, for her album, I Can See.

Robert Carlton with a digital distribution agreement with Musik and Film Inc/Full Entertain Music Inc.