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The New Music Seminar Is HIRING!!!

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The New Music Seminar  is currently looking to hire Sales Team Representatives and a Promotions/Marketing Director. Job descriptions are posted below for your review and convenience.

Sales Team Reps

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Promotions/Marketing Director

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For more information please contact: jobs@newmusicseminar.com

About The New Music Seminar

From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference for the Next Music Business.  Artists have never had so much power to control their own careers and build their success. The New Music Seminar’s mission is to create a music business in which talent can rise to its highest potential based solely on its merit, without regard to its financial resources or connections. To help artists and their representatives achieve success. To create a new economic model that better rewards both artists, their investors and those in artist services. This affordable event gives artists and their representatives the knowledge, tools and connections to step into the tomorrow’s music business today.


 

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The Music Business Network’s Recent & Upcoming Networking Events

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Event Overview & Recent & Upcoming Events

The Music Business Network hosts monthly (no fee) “Music Connect” meet-ups (in both New York City and Albany, NY) and quarterly networking events (in New York City) for Members and Potential members so that they may connect and interface with one another on a more personal level in an intimate setting. “Music Connect” monthly meet-ups are held at various locations throughout New York City and are held in Albany, NY at Lark Tavern (on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm – 9:00pm).

ALL EVENTS REQUIRE AN RSVP.

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Our Next MUSIC CONNECT Event in New York City will be on 2/20/13 from 7:00 – 10:00pm at White Rabbit

RSVP NOW!!!

 

Music Connect Official

Our First MUSIC CONNECT Event in New York’s Capital District will be on 2/27/13 from 6:00 – 9:00pm at Lark Tavern (Albany, NY)

RSVP NOW!!!

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**We Are Currently Planning our Spring (Quarterly – Paid) Networking Event  – Keep Checking Back for More Information!**

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Thank you to all who attended The Music Business Network’s 2012 Holiday Meet Up at Aspen Social Club on 12/5/12!

The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-SXSW Networking Event

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Wednesday March 21, 2012, Music and Entertainment Industry professionals are invited to attend The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-SXSW Networking Event

After the craziness of SXSW, come chill, drink, and meet the individuals who make up the future of the music industry.

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Additional Information:

Musicians – Bring Your Press kits and Demos for consideration to perform at the The Music Business Network’s “Music Takes Over Albany” Festival (in October) – this will be held October 9th – October 13th

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This event is open to those individuals who are currently working in the music industry, musicians, and all students of the music and entertainment industries. Come along to meet a host of excellent people working in the music industry.

** YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND THIS EVENT **

PLEASE NOTE: There is a $5 Cover Charge To Attend This Event

If you would like more information about The Network or would like to RSVP for the event please RSVP on Facebook, LinkedIn, or email: TheMusicBusinessNetwork@gmail.com

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SPREAD THE WORD to your friends and colleagues in the music industry and Don’t forget to bring your business cards!!!!

For More Info About the Venue Please Visit:    www.madamex.com

Drink Specials:

  • Beer (Amstel, Corona, IPA, Yuengling, Original Sin Hard Cider) – $4
  • Well Drinks & House Champagne – $5
  • Specialty Cocktails (Born Yesterday, Cherry Pop, Indecent Proposal, MadameX, Paradise Found, P***y Galore) – $5
  • House Wine (Pino Grigio & Pino Noir) – $5

Giant Step May 2011 Marketing Update

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MAY 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of Giant Step’s marketing update. This newsletter is where we share some of our latest company developments and of course some of the newest and most exciting music.

To contact Giant Step directly just send us an Email.


The Bowery Presents: An Evening w/ Seu Jorge and Almaz  FRIDAY, JULY 30  Terminal 5, New York NY

HBO: Treme Season 2 Launch

To promote the new season of Treme, HBO asked Giant Step for some fresh ideas. Our resulting integrated campaign comprised a special day party at SXSW, a real New Orleans Second Line parade through the streets of Austin (TX), a Treme iPhone app (the NOLA culture guide) and some very special videos we filmed with Treme fans such as Common, Duran Duran and Mark Ronson. Yeh-ya-right!

WATCH HERE

The Bowery Presents: An Evening w/ Seu Jorge and Almaz  FRIDAY, JULY 30  Terminal 5, New York NY

Focus Feature Screenings: Hanna and Beginners

We are continuing our series of exclusive movie pre-screenings with Focus Feature. In April we screened Hanna, directed by Joe Wright, starring Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett, followed by a very special Q&A with Hanna’s talented lead actor Saoirse Ronan. In May we will bring you Beginners, with Ewan McGregor, followed by a Q&A with director Mike Mills. May 26th, 8pm, Cobble Hill Cinemas, Brooklyn (NY).

VIP RSVP HERE

The Bowery Presents: An Evening w/ Seu Jorge and Almaz  FRIDAY, JULY 30  Terminal 5, New York NY

Gaga in the Sky

Giant Step took to the air to announce Lady Gaga’s new single and album, skywriting over both Ultra Music Festival in Miami and Coachella out in Indio, CA. We’ve been gestating Gaga’s new Born This Way project across multiple platforms, and wanted to make a splash so big that nobody within miles could miss it.

READ MORE

The Bowery Presents: An Evening w/ Seu Jorge and Almaz  FRIDAY, JULY 30  Terminal 5, New York NY

Daft Punk & TRON: Legacy

We continued our long history of marketing Daft Punk by once again donning our helmets in support of their acclaimed soundtrack for Disney’s TRON: Legacy film. We kept the wheels turning both on- and off- line as the remix album R3C0NF1GUR3D took off this Spring. The overall campaign has been a wild ride; between all the publicity, listening events, music servicing and street promotion, it’s amazing that our bodies aren’t glowing!

READ MORE

The Bowery Presents: An Evening w/ Seu Jorge and Almaz  FRIDAY, JULY 30  Terminal 5, New York NY

Boombox Series With Jessie J Hits 3 Million Views

The first installment of The Boombox Series, a creative partnership between Giant Step and Arcade44, has emerged as a runaway hit. Featuring UK shooting star Jessie J the video has generated over 3 million views to date. For the video series Giant Step finds bold emerging artists willing to throw themselves out there – performing their songs supported only by a boombox.

WATCH HERE

The Bowery Presents: An Evening w/ Seu Jorge and Almaz  FRIDAY, JULY 30  Terminal 5, New York NY

More Music Marketing Success

2011 has been an exciting year for our music marketing projects, with highlights including Adele’s deservedly chart-topping 21 album, Esperanza Spaulding’s Grammy triumph, Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and a steady stream of stunning releases from established and emerging artists, such as Raphael Saadiq, Sade, Marsha Ambrosius, Femi Kuti, Les Nubians, Jessie J and many more.

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NEW MUSIC, VIDEOS & EVENTS




         



Show: Check Out Shinobi Ninja’s “Baby G EP” Release Party At Arlene’s Grocery On 9/1/10!!!

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Brooklyn’s Shinobi Ninja is on the attack again! A six piece diverse collective, Shinobi Ninja is the ultimate fusion of hip urban fashion, tech savvy, and DIY ambition. With their unique bouillabaisse (If you caught the Paul’s Boutique reference, you’ll get where we’re coming from) of throwback hip-hop, punk, reggae and thrash, ShinobiNinja crafts party anthems for the touch screen generation, old school hip-hoppers, discerning hipsters and anyone with a pulse.

Check Out This AWESOME Group on 9/1 at Arlene’s Grocery

On Wednesday September 1st, Shinobi Ninja will play Arlene’s Grocery (95 Stanton Street) starting at 8:00 PM sharp! Doors open at 7:30. This is the OFFICIAL launch party for their NEW “Baby G EP.” Don’t Miss This Show!!!!

Show Information

Time: 7:30

Location: Arlene’s Grocery (NYC)

Ticket Price: $6 via the Shinobi Ninja website, $8 at the Door, and FREE if you email Shinobi Ninja and RSVP directly (steve@shinobininja.com)!

EP / More Show Details: On September 1st Shinobi Ninja is officially releasing the Baby G EP featuring 4 Tracks by Baby G Genius. This set shows off tunes that she fronts. The band’s got a few new songs in their live set and is totally pumped about this show. Come and support your local ninjas at Arlene’s Grocery on the 1st!
iPhone App Reminder: Remember to bring our video game app “Shinobi Ninja Attacks” to the show so you can unlock it for free!!! Download it right here.
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Here’s What The Press Has Said About Shinobi Ninja


“And guess what – they sound great! Blending the lilting melodies of reggae with the volume of metal and the rhythm of hip hop, Shinobi Ninja is like an out-of-control house party.” - MTV Iggy


“To put it simply, they are a walking, breathing and screaming cartoon. Loud, colorful and full of enough energy to put nearly any other band to shame.” - Radio Exile
“Six musicians from all different backgrounds creating a sound that mashes funk, reggae, hip-hop and punk to create the ultimate party music.” - URB

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Career Highlights


  • Their innovative video game iPhone application, Brooklyn To Babylon: Shinobi Ninja Attacks! was featured in “Hot New Games” section of the iTunes App store two months into release on strong sales.
  • Packed performances at SXSW and Summerfest, 2010.
  • Sold out performance at NYC’s Mercury Lounge May 2010.
  • Four market high school tour planned for Fall, 2010.

2009-2010 Opened For:
– Slightly Stoopid @ Summerfest Milwaukee, WI.
– Street Sweeper Social Club @ Gramercy Theatre, NYC.
– Mike Posner & Chiddy Bang @ Gramercy Theatre, NYC.
– Black Sheep @ Santos Party House, NYC.

2009-2010 Top Headlining Shows:
– Le Poisson Rouge, NYC.
– SXSW Tour (Purevolume, Digiwaxx, Music Tech Mashup.)
– Mercury Lounge, NYC (sold out.)

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Check out Shinobi Ninja’s MySpace

Follow Shinobi Ninja On Twitter

Read Shinobi Ninja’s Bio:


SHINOBI NINJA are the super group for the 21st century, composed of six colorful, vibrant New York City musicians and performers from different corners of the music world. “To put it simply, they are a walking, breathing and screaming cartoon: loud, colorful and full of enough energy to put nearly any other band to shame,” says New York’s Radio Exile. With their debut EP Brooklyn to Babylon and their own revolutionary video game Shinobi Ninja Attacks, the band is ready to bring the party to you, wherever you are! Onstage and online, Shinobi Ninja have built themselves a devoted following, garnering much-deserved attention from notable sources such as Mergent Music Magazine, who proclaimed the band were “taking over the world, one sweaty rock circus at a time.”

That conquest begins now with Brooklyn to Babylon, a high-energy collection of eight party-starting tracks that have already been concert-tested for maximum enjoyment. The band will take their breakthrough to a wider audience one step further with the release of their own video game app, Shinobi Ninja Attacks. Designed for the iPhone, users are invited to play as their favorite member of the band, journeying through a cartoon New York while select Shinobi tracks play in the background. “These days, a lot of people are more into interactive multimedia experiences than just listening to music,” says drummer Terminator Dave. “So, we found a way to get our music out to people and get them to interact with the band in an exciting new way.” So far, the band has accomplished everything by staying true to their DIY work ethic. They’ve produced their own records. They’ve booked and promoted their own shows. And, like many of today’s up-and-coming groups, they’ve built a formidable web presence using social media platforms such as Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. “Up to this point, we’ve insisted on doing it all ourselves, all the way,” says Shinobi Ninja drummer Terminator Dave. This year they appeared on Fox 5’s FEARLESS MUSIC program, delivering unstoppable versions of “Brooklyn to Babylon” and “Nah Nah” live on-air. They’ve also built a reputation as one of New York’s most inspiring, dazzling live acts, winning over crowds at the CMJ and Afro Punk festivals.

It all started at Progressive Studios, a Hell’s Kitchen haven for local musicians, where lead singer DA and bassist Adriano Morez were working as producers and engineers. Across town, Terminator Dave and his twin brother, guitarist Maniac Mike were working with local turntablist DJ Axis in their band Wax Machine while refining their own production skills at their home studio. The two groups came together for the first time when Maniac Mike showed at Progressive to lay down guitar parts for a session. The final ingredient was Baby Girl, a regular at Progressive herself taking vocal lessons from Sugarhill Gang’s Craig Derry and checking in for solo sessions with DA. Mike and Dave discovered her incredible talent onstage during her appearance at SXSW 2008. “She was performing with Santigold at the festival,” remembers Dave, “Mike and I were completely blown away at what an amazing singer and dancer she was. We were bragging to everybody, ‘That’s our friend up there!’” Looking back on her introduction into the fold, Baby Girl recalls being equally impressed with her new band mates’ skills. “I knew DA was an amazing producer and singer, but I had no idea the rest of the band were so good at what they do,” she says. “Once I found out, I said, ‘Y’all are dope, let’s do this.”

It wasn’t long before the musicians were partying together and fleshing out ideas for new music, sometimes crafting complete songs in a matter of hours. The tracks merged influences as diverse as Nirvana, Janet Jackson, Faith No More, Poison, Sublime, Metallica, Beastie Boys, and 311. “A lot of our sound comes from partying, it’s party music,” says Baby Girl. “But at the same time, it’s eclectic – it can appeal to all different audiences, and I think that’s the way it should be.” With this unbeatable group dynamic also came their unbeatable name. “The studio where we first recorded these tracks was my mom’s house,” says Dave, “which everybody thought looked like a ‘ninja house.’” DA, for one, was transported back to his childhood pastime of playing the classic Sega game Shinobi. The band had briefly considered naming themselves after one of their first tunes, “Brooklyn to Babylon,” but, as Dave says, “as soon as we told everybody we were Shinobi Ninja, they said, ‘That’s the f***ing best name I’ve ever heard!’” It stuck.

Their boundless energy and creativity has resulted in the band’s smashing debut EP, Brooklyn to Babylon, with tracks such as “Rock Hood.” The song was originally a solo track from DA, inspired by the King of Pop: “I was thinking of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana,’” he says, “and I just tried to write a song that was as good as that.” The resulting track is a funk-rock workout, embellished by scratches courtesy of DJ Axis, with an out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new attitude: “I could keep on talking but they just don’t get it/They wonder why I listen to the music I do/They’re old school so they really don’t know,” sings DA, half-crooning, half-rapping. “Brooklyn to Babylon” was also a formative moment for the band, which found the members working in an all-night session to assemble the bulk of this party-line call-to-arms – featuring nods to grunge, rap and reggae within the song’s first 30 seconds – in just one recording session. The instantly memorable chorus that begins the song can be seen as a playful statement of purpose for the band itself: “Daps to my homies mad love to my chicks/Hip-hop the Rock, I gotta get that fix.” Another standout is the Baby Girl showcase “Nah Nah,” again, a song written in a lightning-speed burst of inspiration between DA and the Baby Girl. “He encouraged me to make that beat myself,” says Baby Girl. “I didn’t think it was anything, but the rest of the band latched onto it and rocked it.” The song is a sassy shuffle, featuring Baby Girl’s seductive raps and the insistent, teasing refrain: “Nah Nah/You can’t get it/You can’t have it/You can’t grab it.”

“’Extra’ is our motto,” says Dave. “When we play, Mike will be head banging while he’s finger tapping on his guitar, and Adriano will be jumping off a six-foot amplifier right in front of the microphone to sing. We live for this, and we love what we do – and you can tell when you watch us play.” With their must-see live gigs, their party-in-a-box debut EP and interactive video game, Shinobi Ninja are always going the extra mile to make you part of the excitement. And you’ll find the band’s irresistible funky rock hooks, energetic performance style and fun loving attitude will make you want to join the revolution.

For More Info About Shinobi Ninja Please visit their website or email them (ContactShinobiNinja@gmail.com)

NYC Events: Don’t Miss The 5th Anniversary of The Jelly NYC Pool Parties

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Throw on your mirror shades and bust out your squeaky old rollerblades because THE POOL PARTIES are back! We love you! We missed you. Really though we’re so glad we waited to announce and weren’t included in that L Magazine guide to blowing it all summer. Was that not the worst?

The phones have been ringing off the hook all year… “when are you guys announcing?!” Hey, right now. It was tough holding out, but really what is the difference? This is going to be a fun summer, right? We would like to thank our supporters, partners, and most of all our staff for working so hard to make this year happen right! Free should always be for fun.

On this site you will find links to all of the crap that tells you what we’re doing.

The first show July 11th was… DEER HOOF & XIU XIU PERFORMING JOY DIVISION’S UNKNOWN PLEASURES, WHY?, FANG ISLAND, & PICTUREPLANE! But you already knew that, right?

This week we have a few bands you may have heard of… Cap’n Jazz, Lightning Bolt, No Age, and our neighborhood friends The Death Set! Get there early!!! Johnny Sierra promised an epic performance, and for Death Set that could mean anything. Thanks for making our Sundays awesome!

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About The Pool Parties


In 2006, The Pool Parties became the first concert series to take place in the then abandoned McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, drawing capacity crowds of over 7,000 every Sunday. The series grew and grew over the following years, in notoriety and scope, until it had to be relocated in 2009 to its current 10,000 capacity home on the Williamsburg Waterfront.

This year, The Pool Parties celebrates its 5th year anniversary, having transformed from a local Sunday ritual into an internationally acclaimed summer phenomenon that over 500,000 patrons have traveled across the globe to experience first hand. We invite you to join us in celebrating 5 years of awesome talent, amazing crowds, and COMPLETELY FREE shows, with an anniversary lineup that is sure to blow everyone away!

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About Jelly NY

JELLY supports projects and campaigns of the highest artistic quality that resonate across the lines.

Jelly is a full-service creative, marketing, events and promotions company. We build national campaigns and experiences through unique lifestyle, entertainment, fashion and nightlife programs.

Jelly is located in the heart of arguably the cultural epicenter of the country: Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We live and work here because our community thrives here and like our community, we pride ourselves on original thinking and ideas.

In 2006, Jelly created the groundbreaking FREE Pool Parties concert series in what was once the largest functioning swimming pool in North America, the McCarren Park Pool. Working to create a unique atmosphere and a weekly hangout for the Williamsburg crowd, the Pool Parties quickly grew to become the biggest summer event series to hit NYC in decades, with over 8,000 people attending every week and press coming from every outlet. The series grew over the following years, in notoriety and scope, until it had to be moved in 2009 to its current 10,000 capacity home on the Williamsburg Waterfront.

From there, Jelly went on to curate heralded events at SXSW, Coachella, the CMJ Music Festival, Pop Montreal and Noise Pop, as well as influential concert series’ and shows in unique spaces (such as a functioning Masonic temple and under the Highline tracks). Once people began catching on to Jelly’s unique ability to bring in the best and brightest in both talent and audiences, the company was tapped to create marketing campaigns and events for some of the most well-known and respected brands to date.

Through the many platforms that Jelly has created and the audiences, both locally and nationally, that they have entertained, Jelly’s name has become synonymous with great programming.

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Social Networks & Contact Info

Twitter

Website

Email: thepoolparties@jellynyc.com

Free Download: Check Out Shinobi Ninja’s New Music Video and Cop Their New Track “Rock Hood”

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Check Out  the Awesome Party Rock Group Shinobi Ninja’s new video for Rock Hood and their free song download!

Check the video here:
www.youtube.com/ShinobiNinjaMusic
Cop the Track here: http://t.opsp.in/GkjA
Please share this with your friends!!!

SHINOBI NINJA are the super group for the 21st century, composed of six colorful, vibrant New York City musicians and performers from different corners of the music world. “To put it simply, they are a walking, breathing and screaming cartoon: loud, colorful and full of enough energy to put nearly any other band to shame,” says New York’s Radio Exile. With their debut EP Brooklyn to Babylon and their own revolutionary video game Shinobi Ninja Attacks, the band is ready to bring the party to you, wherever you are! Onstage and online, Shinobi Ninja have built themselves a devoted following, garnering much-deserved attention from notable sources such as Mergent Music Magazine, who proclaimed the band were “taking over the world, one sweaty rock circus at a time.”

That conquest begins now with Brooklyn to Babylon, a high-energy collection of eight party-starting tracks that have already been concert-tested for maximum enjoyment. The band will take their breakthrough to a wider audience one step further with the release of their own video game app, Shinobi Ninja Attacks. Designed for the iPhone, users are invited to play as their favorite member of the band, journeying through a cartoon New York while select Shinobi tracks play in the background. “These days, a lot of people are more into interactive multimedia experiences than just listening to music,” says drummer Terminator Dave. “So, we found a way to get our music out to people and get them to interact with the band in an exciting new way.” So far, the band has accomplished everything by staying true to their DIY work ethic. They’ve produced their own records. They’ve booked and promoted their own shows. And, like many of today’s up-and-coming groups, they’ve built a formidable web presence using social media platforms such as Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. “Up to this point, we’ve insisted on doing it all ourselves, all the way,” says Shinobi Ninja drummer Terminator Dave. This year they appeared on Fox 5’s FEARLESS MUSIC program, delivering unstoppable versions of “Brooklyn to Babylon” and “Nah Nah” live on-air. They’ve also built a reputation as one of New York’s most inspiring, dazzling live acts, winning over crowds at the CMJ and Afro Punk festivals.

It all started at Progressive Studios, a Hell’s Kitchen haven for local musicians, where lead singer DA and bassist Adriano Morez were working as producers and engineers. Across town, Terminator Dave and his twin brother, guitarist Maniac Mike were working with local turntablist DJ Axis in their band Wax Machine while refining their own production skills at their home studio. The two groups came together for the first time when Maniac Mike showed at Progressive to lay down guitar parts for a session. The final ingredient was Baby Girl, a regular at Progressive herself taking vocal lessons from Sugarhill Gang’s Craig Derry and checking in for solo sessions with DA. Mike and Dave discovered her incredible talent onstage during her appearance at SXSW 2008. “She was performing with Santigold at the festival,” remembers Dave, “Mike and I were completely blown away at what an amazing singer and dancer she was. We were bragging to everybody, ‘That’s our friend up there!’” Looking back on her introduction into the fold, Baby Girl recalls being equally impressed with her new band mates’ skills. “I knew DA was an amazing producer and singer, but I had no idea the rest of the band were so good at what they do,” she says. “Once I found out, I said, ‘Y’all are dope, let’s do this.”

It wasn’t long before the musicians were partying together and fleshing out ideas for new music, sometimes crafting complete songs in a matter of hours. The tracks merged influences as diverse as Nirvana, Janet Jackson, Faith No More, Poison, Sublime, Metallica, Beastie Boys, and 311. “A lot of our sound comes from partying, it’s party music,” says Baby Girl. “But at the same time, it’s eclectic – it can appeal to all different audiences, and I think that’s the way it should be.” With this unbeatable group dynamic also came their unbeatable name. “The studio where we first recorded these tracks was my mom’s house,” says Dave, “which everybody thought looked like a ‘ninja house.’” DA, for one, was transported back to his childhood pastime of playing the classic Sega game Shinobi. The band had briefly considered naming themselves after one of their first tunes, “Brooklyn to Babylon,” but, as Dave says, “as soon as we told everybody we were Shinobi Ninja, they said, ‘That’s the f***ing best name I’ve ever heard!’” It stuck.

Their boundless energy and creativity has resulted in the band’s smashing debut EP, Brooklyn to Babylon, with tracks such as “Rock Hood.” The song was originally a solo track from DA, inspired by the King of Pop: “I was thinking of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana,’” he says, “and I just tried to write a song that was as good as that.” The resulting track is a funk-rock workout, embellished by scratches courtesy of DJ Axis, with an out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new attitude: “I could keep on talking but they just don’t get it/They wonder why I listen to the music I do/They’re old school so they really don’t know,” sings DA, half-crooning, half-rapping. “Brooklyn to Babylon” was also a formative moment for the band, which found the members working in an all-night session to assemble the bulk of this party-line call-to-arms – featuring nods to grunge, rap and reggae within the song’s first 30 seconds – in just one recording session. The instantly memorable chorus that begins the song can be seen as a playful statement of purpose for the band itself: “Daps to my homies mad love to my chicks/Hip-hop the Rock, I gotta get that fix.” Another standout is the Baby Girl showcase “Nah Nah,” again, a song written in a lightning-speed burst of inspiration between DA and the Baby Girl. “He encouraged me to make that beat myself,” says Baby Girl. “I didn’t think it was anything, but the rest of the band latched onto it and rocked it.” The song is a sassy shuffle, featuring Baby Girl’s seductive raps and the insistent, teasing refrain: “Nah Nah/You can’t get it/You can’t have it/You can’t grab it.”

“’Extra’ is our motto,” says Dave. “When we play, Mike will be head banging while he’s finger tapping on his guitar, and Adriano will be jumping off a six-foot amplifier right in front of the microphone to sing. We live for this, and we love what we do – and you can tell when you watch us play.” With their must-see live gigs, their party-in-a-box debut EP and interactive video game, Shinobi Ninja are always going the extra mile to make you part of the excitement. And you’ll find the band’s irresistible funky rock hooks, energetic performance style and fun loving attitude will make you want to join the revolution.

For More Info About Shinobi Ninja Please visit their website or email them (ContactShinobiNinja@gmail.com)!

Performance: ELDAR Live at Iridium Jazz Club

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Info You Need to Know About The Show:

Location: IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB
Performance Dates: JUNE 3rd AND 4th
Performance Times: Shows at 8PM AND 10PM
Venue Website: http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com

Performers

*Eldar Djangirov (piano)
*Armando Gola (bass)
*Ludwig Afonso (drums)
-special guest-
*Marcus Strickland (sax)

Check Out Eldar Online:

www.facebook.com/eldar
www.eldarjazz.com

Eldar’s Bio

When Eldar was signed to Sony Classical at the age of 17, the young pianist from Kansas City was already well known for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition. Along the way, he’s had the good fortune to meet and/or work with the masters including Dr. Billy Taylor, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Michael Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, etc. Through these opportunities and other wonderful musical experiences, Eldar continues to explore new frontiers through composing and performing, enabling him to ultimately to realize his own musical vision.

At age 22, Eldar has reached a whole new level of maturity in his new trio recording entitled Virtue, which is scheduled for release on August 25. His fourth album on Sony Masterworks, Virtue affirms his position at the forefront of contemporary jazz and is a fitting follow-up to his 2008 Grammy-nominated album, re-imagination. Partnered by bassist Armando Gola and drummer Ludwig Afonso, Virtue features stunning original compositions by Eldar and demonstrates the continued development of his writing. Eldar also welcomes guest appearances by trumpeter Nicholas Payton and saxophonists Joshua Redman and Felipe Lamoglia.

Virtue balances exhilarating youthful energy with a new found sophistication and depth of reflection that mirrors his personal and creative growth. “I’m so proud of this album, more so than any I’ve done so far,” he insists. “In many ways, you could think of it as a soundtrack to my direct experiences since I’ve moved to New York City.”

It’s been three years since he relocated from Los Angeles and began processing the stimuli that his new home provided. The result is Virtue, which is at the same time adventurous and accessible. Its individual tracks combine to create an impression as complex as an urban skyline. Eldar and his group build on this idea by challenging each other through interactions as alive as the rush of humanity through city streets.

Eldar came to the U.S. from Kyrgyzstan in the former Soviet Union when he was ten. His first performance here was at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. He quickly then moved up the ranks and was featured on the NPR Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz show at the age of twelve. He then released two albums independently, Eldar [D&D] in 2001, which was followed by the release of his second disc, Handprints, in 2003. In 2004, Eldar signed with Sony Classical and recorded his third album, which is also self-titled featuring the great bassist, John Patitucci, and Michael Brecker on tenor sax. He followed up with the critically acclaimed Live at the Blue Note featuring Roy Hargrove and Chris Botti in 2006. One year later, his eagerly anticipated recording, re-imagination, displayed Eldar incorporating new influences resulting in his first Grammy nomination and rave reviews. The New York Times stated, “A blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual…an ebullient impressionist.” Dr. Billy Taylor said, “Eldar Djangirov’s playing shows brilliancy, complexity, and discipline… he’s serious about his music, he’s thoughtful about what he does.” Perhaps Jazz Times summed it up best: “Maybe he made a pact with Lucifer to be the greatest pianist ever…”

Eldar has appeared at many festivals including IAJE, Lionel Hampton, Jakarta, SXSW and CMJ and has toured throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has performed at venues ranging from the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall and has played at the most notable jazz venues in the world including Blue Note (NY, Japan, Italy), the Vanguard, Dizzy’s, Yoshi’s, Jazz Alley, etc. Eldar has been seen on national TV including the 2000 and 2008 Grammy Awards, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, CBS Saturday Early Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

2008 was a banner year for Eldar including a Grammy Nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. 2009 has Eldar touring around the world including upcoming debuts at North Sea, Pori and Vienna Jazz Festivals, the Jazz Standard and Highline Ballroom in NYC, and concerts with Dave Brubeck, McCoy Tyner and the NHK Orchestra among others. Eldar attended the University of Southern California and currently lives in New York City.

New Music Seminar NYC Event Schedule

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Opening Night Party

Where: Santo’s Party House- located at: 96 Lafayette Street (one block south of Canal Street)

What: Meeting and Networking with like minded individuals in the music industry– Co-hosted by comedians Margaret Cho and Rob Cantrell. Come network at the cocktail reception and meet the attending delegates, set up meetings for the convention and help celebrate the start of the New Music Seminar. The NMS Opening remarks will kick off the start of the evening showing the latest trends, where the business is at and where it will be going to give you valuable information to succeed.

Time/ Schedule:

6:00 –  Registration Opens

6:00-8:00 –  Cocktail Reception

8:30 – Live Performances

Day 1 of The Seminar 7/20/10

Where: Webster Hall- located at: 125 East 11th Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenue)

What: A day of getting educated by top professionals (via panels, lectures, breakout sessions, workshops, and seminars) about the current state of the music industry and its future.

Time/ Schedule:

8:30 AM – Registration Opens

9:45-10:30 – Keynote Address

11:00-12:30 – The Next Music Business Unveiled

The game has changed, traditional radio, charts, retail, music video is fading. A new world of opportunities for developing artists to do redefine success and do it themselves has emerged. Moderator: Ariel Hyatt (Ariel Publicity & Cyper PR) Panelists:Eric Garland (Big Champagne), Jay Frank (CMT), Mike Doernberg (ReverbNation), Gwen Lipsky (SoundThinking)

1:00 – Gibson Guitar Giveaway

All registered delegates at NMS NYC 2010 are automatically entered into the drawing to win a Satin White Gibson SG Raw Power Guitar (valued at $1,284)! Must be present to win.

1:30-3:00 – TED style Lectures

Four 18-minute talks, on how artists, no matter where they are at in their career, can make more money.

  • 1:30 – Tony Van Veen (Discmakers, CD Baby)
  • 1:50 – Bob Cramer & Phil Antoniadis (Nimbit)
  • 2:10 – Martin Atkins (Tour: Smart, Invisible Records)
  • 2:30 – Ralph Simon (Mobilium)

3:30-5:00 – Second Movement The future of media

In a world beyond the concept of CPM and reach and frequency, how will new artists break? The web is truly worldwide and potentially infinite. As media migrates to the web over the next 10 years, how will that change what breaks and how? Moderator: Peter Kafka (All Things) Panelists: Joe Kennedy (Pandora), David Goodman (CBS Interactive), Courtney Holt (MySpace Music)

8:00 – “ARTIST ON THE VERGE” Finals at Santo’s Party House

Come network and hear the hottest Artists who are the finalists from a national talent search who have met the criteria of rising above the noise ceiling and doing it on their own without the help of a major or major independent label. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 21st at NMS and receive over $25,000 worth of musical equipment, services and consultations from the new leaders of the music industry and other valuable prizes to take their career to the next level. Your NMS Badge gains you complimentary admission at the door.

Day 2 of The Seminar 7/21/10

Where: Webster Hall- located at: 125 East 11th Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenue)

What: A day of getting educated by top professionals (via panels, lectures, breakout sessions, workshops, and seminars) about the current state of the music industry and its future.

Time/ Schedule:

8:30 AM – Registration Opens

10:00- 11:30 – Third Movement: Your Live Tour: How to Rise Above the Glut, Get Beyond the 300 Ticket Barrier, Make More Money and Prepare for the Warfare That Lies Ahead:

How to get to the 300 ticket mark in multiple markets or gain the coveted opening act slot and make money as a touring musician. Learn the simple steps, do’s and don’ts and secrets from those who are making the decisions. Moderator: Martin Atkins (Tour:Smart, Invisible Records) Panelists: Corrie Christopher (Agent, VP APA), Michael Donovan (Sr. Talent Buyer, AEG Northeast)

11:30- 1:00 – Breakout Session 1

  • Tom Jackson (Onstagesucces.com)
  • Corey Denis (Not Shocking)
  • Linda Lorence-Critelli (SESAC)
  • Ralph Jaccodine (Manager)
  • Shannon Schlappi (Rockdex)
  • Rick Goetz (Musician’s Coaching)
  • Ariel Hyatt (Ariel Publicity/Cyber PR)
  • Marc Jacobson, Esq (Legal)
  • Dave Rosenheim (Jambase)
  • Chris McDonald (Indie Feed)
  • Jay Frank (Author, Future Hit DNA/CMT)

12:00- 1:30 – TED style Lectures

Four 18-minute talks, on how artists, no matter where they are at in their career, can make more money.

  • 12:00 – Michael Doernberg (Reverbnation)
  • 12:20 – Chris Vinson (Bandzoogle)
  • 12:40 – John Simpson (Soundexchange)
  • 1:00 – TBD

1:30-2:30 – Lunch Break

1:30- 3:00 – Breakout Session 2

  • Kissy Black (Lotus Nile)
  • Cassie Petrey (Crowd Surf)
  • Dameon Guess (Jakprints Merchandise)
  • Brian Carpizo (Eventric)
  • Michael Kauffman (Rightsflow-Limelight)
  • Joe Serling, Esq (Legal)
  • Darren Gallop (Marcato Digital Solutions)
  • Emily White (Manager, Whitesmith Entertainment)
  • Phil Sarna (Phil Sarna Business Mgmt)
  • Pam Workman (Workman Entertainment)

2:30-4:00 – Fourth Movement: The Creative Conundrum

Increasing your odds with radical differentiation. Panelists: Steve Van Zandt(E Street Band), Tom Jackson (OnStageSuccess.com)

4:30 – Bar Opens and Cocktails Served

4:30- 6:00 – Fifth Movement: The Breaks

Artists discuss mentors and miracles. How they first broke through. Life changing moments. Moderator: Margaret Cho (Comedian)

6:00-6:30 – Closing Remarks

Announcement of the winner of the NMS “Artist on the Verge” Contest

Closing Party

Where: Santo’s Party House- located at: 96 Lafayette Street (one block south of Canal Street)

What: Meeting and Networking with like minded individuals in the music industry

Cost: Your NMS Badge gains you complimentary admission at the door.

Time/ Schedule: 8:00PM

Please go to www.NewMusicSeminar.com for more information , watch the EPK and see past events which were held in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

The New Music Seminar NYC-7/19/10-7/21/10 If You Don’t Go To Any Other Industry Events This Year YOU SHOULD GO TO THIS ONE

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This year The New Music Seminar (NMS) www.newmusicseminar.com,  is expanding into a multi-day conference and event from July 19th to July 21st at The NMS Revolution Hall @ Webster Hall in New York City.

The two day, three night conference will include a symphony of five “movements” (focused discussions) over the course of two days, 8 TED-style presentations from key industry leaders, 22 mentoring sessions, nightly musical performances and ongoing networking opportunities.

The New Music Seminar is the must-attend conference for the emerging new music industry.  The Seminars will address both the artists’ dilemma of breaking out from the ever-growing glut of music releases and the development of a new business model for a sustainable music business.
NMS featured “players” (speakers) for the upcoming New York City conference will  include: Eric Garland (Big Champagne), Joe Kennedy (Pandora) Mike Doernberg (Reverbnation), Courtney Holt (Myspace Music), David Goodman (CBS Interactive), Little Steven (Underground Garage and the E Street Band), Ariel Hyatt (Ariel PR), Corey Denis (Not Shocking), Linda Lorence, (SESAC),  Jay Frank (CMT), Gwen Lipsky (Sound Thinking), Tom Jackson (onstagesuccess.com), Martin Atkins (Tour: Smart), John Simson (Soundexchange),  Corrie Christopher (APA), Chris Vinson (Bandzoogle),  and Tony Van Veen (Discmakers).  More to be announced shortly.  The Artist Movement “conducted” by Margaret Cho will feature superstar artists discussing how they got their break and tips on how to apply what worked for them.
NMS founder Tom Silverman explains, “The New Music Seminar is the epicenter of a new movement. The NMS is the creative crucible where new ideas are hatched and new collaborations formed.  The New Music Seminar is a meeting of the architects of the next music business; the creators, the investors, the technological visionaries, those for whom music is a passion that they cannot do without.”

About The New Music Seminar

From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference for the Next Music Business.  Artists have never had so much power to control their own careers and build their success. This affordable event gives artists and their representatives the knowledge, tools and connections to step into the tomorrow’s music business today. Delegates all receive the New Music Business Guidebook filled with important do’s and don’ts by the experts, tips, information, forms and essential websites and blogs.  Important exhibits by sponsoring companies will help artists with their careers and there will be amazing networking opportunities throughout the event.

In the 80’s and 90’s the New Music Seminar was the catalyst for change in the Music Industry and became the largest music conference in the world.  SXSW,Canadian Music Week, Winter Music Conference and many others were off-shoots of the New Music Seminar.

NMS is back again to usher in the next music business with a curriculum that presents a new paradigm.   The next music business will be based on the relationship between artists and fans and how to manage and monetize that relationship; new deals, new economics, new relationships, new technologies, a whole new mindset.  Other conferences talk about topics only relevant to superstars such as Beyonce’s sponsorship deals and getting a song in Grey’s Anatomy.  NMS teachs artists and their representatives how to get to 50 miles an hour on their own, inexpensively and how to develop enough revenue sources to build a real career.  NMS also gives every attending delegate the NMS New Music Business Guidebook, which is stuffed with valuable forms, do’s and don’ts, promotion and marketing tips, useful web sites and more. NMS Partners participate in creating the materials for this book to assist others in the industry along with the artists, but it also helps them promote their businesses.  Other conferences have ads, an agenda and delegate information while the NMS Guidebook is a resource that can be used over and over again.

For more information or to interview Tom Silverman or Dave Lory contact WE + PR – Pam Workman at (646) 351 6700/ email: pam@workmanentertainment

To Purchase Your NMS tickets NOW go to: www.newmusicseminar.com

IN ADDITION, NMS IS OFFERING A 2 FOR 1 DISCOUNT CODE TO MUSIC BUSINESS NETWORK MEMBERS TO ATTEND NMS NYC 2010.  AFTER YOU PUT IN YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS AT WWW.NEWMUSICSEMINAR.COM, SIMPLY PUT PROMO CODE “NMSNY2010” IN AND YOU WILL RECEIVE THE 2 FOR 1 DISCOUNT AND AUTOMICALLY BE ENROLLED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE GIBSON GUITAR.