The Buzz: Quick updates on clients, events and awards!
Congratulations to all of our artists and friends in ZMR's Top 20 on the chart this month! Great work Peter Calandra, Elise Lebec, Merrill Collins, Fiona Joy!
We are proud to represent the new release of FLOW by the group of the same name (Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt, Jeff Oster, Will Ackerman); it releases in October 2017! Stay tuned for good friends making great music together.
Releasing next week: ORIGIN (7/21/17) by Elise Lebec. – Peace-oriented, vibrant World Fusion blending Egyptian and western instrumentation and vocals. Featuring Elise Lebec, with Charlie Bisharat, Sheikh Mahmoud El Tohamy and 36 other magnificent musicians in an energetic, spiritual exploration of ancient instruments and modern sound, including Arabic rap music!
Music by Peter Calandra was recently featured on Hearts of Space; the artist also guested and shared music from his new album The Road Home on Mary Bartlein's radio show, Instrumental Saturdays, and is reviewed on Mainly Piano by both Kathy Parsons and Joseph Akins! Quite a warm welcome for this recent launch!
Bassist Erik Scott (Alice Cooper, Sonia Dada) won 2x at ZMR Awards including Album of the Year and was featured in BassPlayer magazine!
Drummer Byron Metcalf recently guested on one of the top New Age music shows, The Morning Breeze.
Composer Al Conti's most recent album, MYSTIC, won Best World Album at ZMR Awards, and is currently featured on JourneyScapes radio.
World fusion artist Arun Shenoy – Scored a spread in JAZZIZ, and a Pick of the Year for his Funk Jazz Fusion album A Stagey Bank Affair. One of the most under-recognized albums of the year in Jazz.
The Zone Music Awards were announced during the annual live concert on May 13th in New Orleans. Review the list of winners, and plan ahead to join us in NOLA next May! Arguably, one of the best music weekends of the year!
Fiona Joy launched a new hi-rez audiophile edition of Into the Mist, recorded by pre-eminent engineer/producer Cookie Marenco, at the LA Audio Show on June 3rd; attendees had a chance to hear the music inside the pristine Sony-sponsored Magic Bus with sound pioneer Jon Whitledge! Be sure to check out all of Fiona's gorgeous new videos!
Our founder, Beth Ann Hilton, launched her 2017 HavServe Summer Camp fundraising campaign for Children in LeBrun, Haiti; please visit and donate to this worthy cause at the hyperlink above.
Jennifer DeFrayne is both #1 on ZMR Charts (2 months running!), and in the Top 5 at Enlightened Piano Radio with her new album Sisu!
For the fifth straight year, The B Company will provide PR services to the Zone Music Awards, to be held at Loyola University's Roussel Hall in New Orleans on May 13th, 2017.
Al Conti receives a 5 Star review for MYSTIC! Click here to learn more.
Lawrence Blatt's Latest Guitar Album - Longitudes And Latitudes - Is Nominated For A 15th Annual Independent Music Award!
Global music sensation Fiona Joy is up for Best New Age Album for her popular 2016 release Signature - Synchronicity, and for Best New Age Song for one of its tracks "Calling Earth" at the IMA Awards! Find out more.
Ann Licater interviews with MusicGuy247 Here!
Lawrence Blatt is featured in The Huffington Post. Enjoy feature here.
Micki Free releases The Native American Flute as Therapy, merging his blues-rock sensibility and musical spirituality in a wholly unique way.
Lawrence Blatt enjoys the #1 spot on the ZMR charts with Longitudes & Latitudes!
Al Conti is set to release his highly anticipated upcoming album on October 7, 2016. Click here to hear a great sample of some of what is in store!
Lawrence Blatt’s new album ‘Longitudes and Latitudes’ releases this August. Five years in the making, 'Longitutes and Latitudes' was produced by Will Ackerman and engineered by Tom Eaton. Find out more.
Arun Shenoy recently spoke with All About Jazz on this new concept album ‘A Stagey Bank Affair’ and on how change brings new opportunities! Read interview here. His new concept album ‘A Stagey Bank Affair’ is now available.
Fiona Joy just wrapped up her extraordinary tour through China, where she was deemed the “Piano Angel.” To find out what Fiona is up to next check out her site.
Mysterium Music is welcoming GRAMMY® Award winner Micki Free to the label for the release of his next Native American flute album titled The Native American Flute as Therapy!
Micki Free was recently interviewed with VladTV and shares current projects he’s working on!
In case you missed it, Peter Kater was recently featured in Avant Garde magazine! http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1098661
Virtuoso Pianist Peter Kater & Cellist Tina Guo’s new album INNER PASSION debuts at #4 on Billboard’s New Age Chart! Read PR article here.
Fiona Joy’s highly anticipated ‘Signature Synchronicity’ releases Friday March 18th! Go to Fiona's Homepage for music and four fabulous new videos!
For the fourth year running, The B Company will provide PR services to the Zone Music Awards, the preeminent awards event dedicated to recognizing artists in genres such as Chill/Groove, Electronica, New Age, World, Meditation, and Contemporary piano. The event is open to the public, and takes place at The Joy Theater in New Orleans on Saturday May 7, 2016. Awards Page
Enjoy the inspiration behind the new Soundbrush release: UNIVERSAL SACRED MUSIC for CHORUS. Roger Davidson discusses the music along with Soundbrush album producer Pablo Aslan and author Jim Gavin. Watch video.
Take a look at the trailer of the music Peter Kater scored for this beautiful 3-hour TV series airing on Public Television on April 3rd, 2016.
For a look at all of Fiona Joy's upcoming sessions, events, and album release, visit her on Instagram.
Saturday, December 19th and Sunday, December 20th, Peter Kater is giving intimate home concerts in Denver, Colorado on an amazing 9ft concert grand! Click here to learn more about this event.
Paul Brown (Agrelia's Castle), who is becoming known as the wild man of New Age, is currently on tour with The Waterboys in Europe. See Site
Fiona Joy toured China, and is performing at Women's Jazz Fest in AU Visit Site
Peter Kater played 2 sold out events with R. Carlos Nakai in the Sedona, AZ area. Visit Site
Get Tribal (feat. Kari Hohne) debuts at #3 on ZMR Chart in October
Peter Calandra's First Light is finding traction on the top ambient radio shows See Chart
Arun Shenoy's first full-length album since his Grammy-nominated Rumbadoodle is slated for 2016. Visit Site
Anne Trenning was a recent guest on The Morning Breeze, KSBR 93.1 Visit Site
Agrelia's Castle (Paul & April Brown) are introducing their new album, Elders & Ancestors, to healing centers throughout the U.S. and Europe while Paul tours with The Waterboys. Click for more Information.
Pete Calandra releases his new album 'First Light' September 21, 2015! Click here for more information.
Releasing October 6, 2015 'Radio God' by Get Tribal. Find Out More.
"All that’s unusual, unexpected and wonderful about this album is encapsulated in the title of the album. Love; the word is loaded with meaning and emotion and so is the music." Raul da Gama reviews 'Love' by Peter Kater. Read more
An early review by Rate The Tracks for 'Radio God' by Get Tribal just released.
Improvijazzation Nation recently published a special review of Peter Calandra's 'First Light' album! Read more here
Mysterium has a new album in pre-release: Elder's and Ancestors by Agrelia's Castle. Here is a fantastic first review! Read more
BEING recently featured Peter Kater - with ten GRAMMY® nominations and more than sixty albums to his name, he is arguably one of the most prolific and popular contemporary pianists on the planet today. Click here to read more!
Peter Kater's first solo piano release in over 10 years, 'Love', is now available. Visit Site.
Such a joy to listen to Pete Calandra's inspirational ESPN 2015 Special Olympics World Games Theme song. Listen Here.
10 time Grammy nominee/multi-platinum selling Pianist/Composer Peter Kater receives the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from ZMR. Watch Video Here.
Michael Dulin is enjoying an 8-date tour of the Pacific Northwest along with Greg Maroney, sharing their original solo piano music under the banner of the Hearts & Hands Tour.
Multi-Grammy nominated David Arkenstone and enchanting vocalist Charlee Brooks have teamed up once again with INAMORATA! Leading reviewer Bill Binkelman writes on Wind and Wire, "Paired as she is here with both originals and covers, backed by consummate musicians under the leadership of one of the legends in New Age music, David Arkenstone, her singing soars to new heights of magnificence..." This magical CD is a gorgeous symphonic adventure with ethereal vocals, sweeping melodies and an ambient orchestration.
This year's ZMR Music Award Concert will be at The Joy Theater in New Orleans, on Saturday, May 9, 2015. This year's guest presenters are: Joseph Akins, Darlene Koldenhoven, Paul Avgerinos, Al Conti, music writer Bill Binkelman, and music writer RJ Lannan. The music charting and awards company also announced the recipient of its most esteemed award of the year, Peter Kater, who will be honored with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. See the full list of nominees here.
Multi-instrumentalist, Rusty Cutcher, has just released Romances Latinos, a sax-based album of the world's greatest Latin love songs. Rusty's style is a fusion of different musical genres from jazz to new age, from ambient to world music. Take a listen to this beautiful album here. http://rustycrutcher.com/
Out now...by Fiona Joy, Signature-Solo features the solo version of "Grace" which was remixed for the 2015 Best New Age GRAMMY®-winning album (Winds of Samara). Check it out!
Bobby Susser, a multi-award winning, American songwriter, record producer, and performer best known for his young children's music, will be honored at the 13th Annual Josephine Foundation's "Follow Your Dreams" Gala on Friday June 12, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY.www.thejosephinefoundation.org.
The 57th Annual Grammy® Awards are this weekend, and lots of The B Company's fantastic music clients are in town for a weekend full of activities. It's wonderful to be part of such a robust global indie music scene, and we look forward to sharing this time with Arun Shenoy, Ann Licater, Paul Avgerinos, Ricky Kej, Wouter Kellerman, Fiona Joy (contributing "Grace" on Winds of Samsara), Lonnie Park, Kristen Speller, David Longoria, Al Walser, Charlee Brooks and so many more! Wishing everyone could win at the 57th Annual Grammy® Awards!
Michael Dulin's new romantic piano album, MY BELOVED, is being lauded by piano critics as "masterful" and "his best ever." Get to know this diversely talented composer/pianist as he walks us through the inspiration on each album on One World Music showcase here: http://oneworldmusic.co.uk/#/showcase/4588031856
David Arkenstone and Charlee Brooks have collaborated again on INAMORATA, a follow-up to their popular mermaid-inspired love story Loveren. You'll be enchanted by Charlee's lyrics and stunning vocals while being carried away by the famously fantastic orchestrations by David. Together, the two bring fresh approaches to themes from Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Zedd's "Clarity" and Sarah Brightman's "Harem." Read the full story.
Contemporary Instrumental pianist/composer/producer Fiona Joy is making news with her passion for releasing music in various formats, including hi-resolution digital files (via Blue Coast Records) and vinyl. Here, a feature of her vinyl 600 Years in a Moment.
Ann Licater was featured in the LA Times as part of the innovative Lake Tahoe nature & music event, 2014 Trails & Vistas World Peace concert on 9/6, organized with the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project. Read more.
Pianist & composer Michael Dulin recently performed live in PA and TN between sessions of recording his forthcoming solo piano album titled My Beloved in January 2015. He and pianist Greg Maroney have a Northwest tour of the U.S. planned for Spring 2015. Watch for the new album, promotions, and his official website relaunch at www.michaeldulin.com
Jennifer DeFrayne debuted at #4 on the ZMR charts with By A Wire, the self-taught pianist’s first album ever, produced by Fiona Joy and Will Ackerman at Imaginary Road Studios. She enjoyed several months in the Top 5 on the chart! www.jenniferdefrayne.com
Soul'd -- Arun Shenoy's new funk/smooth jazz trio -- is watching their eponymous single ("Soul'd") steadily find a new Smooth Jazz following, with nearly 50 stations playing the trio's debut track! www.arunshenoy.com
Roger Davidson releases his first solo piano album — Temple of the Soul — to critical acclaim by MainlyPiano, Reviews New Age, Midwest Record, and All About Jazz! (www.temple-of-the-soul.com)
Zone Music Reporter’s Annual Awards Gala & Concert took place on Saturday May 17, 2014 in New Orleans. Many artists supported by The B Company qualified for the awards across 15 categories, and we are proud of all of them. Pianist and composer Fiona Joy will perform live, and is nominated for Album of the Year, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, and Best Instrumental Album – Piano. For more details about the show, visit ZMR.
Danny Wright and QRS are releasing a QRS piano disc for each of the Real Romance & Mother’s Day concerts in Las Vegas at The Smith Center!
Fiona Joy’s 600 Years In A Moment continues with Rave Reviews with Michael Debbage from Mainly Piano.
Hawkins spirit is present throughout the entire album. She has not lost her wanderlust as this ingredient is present courtesy of the vocal moments and her desire to use ancient instruments from around the world and bring them into the framework of another unique performance we have come to expect from Fiona. The only difference is that 600 Years In A Moment is Fiona Joy Hawkins’s most palatable musical experience to date. Read the review
RajMan Reviews Kristin Amarie’s Notes From A Journey.
Kristin Amarie proves herself a vocal force to be reckoned with on this delightful showcase of her considerable talents. Amarie’s singing exhibits great range, depth, and nuance and is a perfect complement to the songs. If you’re looking for great songs essayed by an enchanting chanteuse, you can’t go wrong with this album. CD Review – Notes From a Journey, by Kristin Amarie