Posted on: September 12, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

Philadelphia Music Documentary Gets Emmy® Award Nomination

A few months back we published a full feature on the “Songs In The Pocket: The Essential Songs of Philadelphia” project. For a quick recap, David Uosikkinen drummer of The Hooters is recording what he feels are the Essential Songs of Philadelphia, selling those songs as singles on iTunes and Amazon and giving a portion of the proceeds to The Settlement Music School to fund music education. Each of these…

Posted on: August 30, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

SERGE DOG: “Beyond Expectation” The Chicano Rapper From Arizona!

Born and raised in the blazing streets of Arizona Serge Dog is one of the freshest and realist rappers coming up in the industry today. Being Chicano and being raised in a border town Serge Dog grew to be very passionate about representing his “raza”. Since the age of thirteen he starting writing poems that eventually lead him into creating his own music. Proud to be from Arizona “Grand Canyon State”…

Posted on: August 30, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

MUSIC ICONS TO JUDGE 2012 INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC)

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has again assembled a diverse panel of judges that consists of some of the most iconic artists in the world coupled with influential music executives from all walks of the industry. Known for its high caliber of judges, ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among the 68 winners) including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash and $30,000…

Posted on: August 27, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

SIR CLIFF RICHARD, ELAINEE And The Rumours…

Sir Cliff Richard might come in for a regular panning from ‘serious’ music critics, but his commercial success has been a phenomenon. He had scored 21 Top 40 hits before The Beatles came along, managed another 31 while the Fab Four were around, and has so far had a further 80 since they disbanded. Despite being 70 it was reported in the British media that his 2010 calendar was the biggest…

Posted on: August 21, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

MY CRAZY GIRLFRIEND Turn On The Electro Hiphop With “Get You Off”

My Crazy Girlfriend has bridged the gap between underground party records and mainstream hip-hop and pop. They blend elements of hip-hop, pop, electro and dance to create an original energetic dance sound in the style of  The Black-Eyed Peas and Hyper Crush. Picture this: you and a host of your best friends are riding in a luxury-line limo fully equipped with drinks, comfortable leather seats, and a swashbuckling driver taking…

Posted on: August 16, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

Pro Singing Lessons: Yes You Can Sing!

It is true that people have been endowed with various natural abilities. Likewise it is true that these gifts can either prosper or fade away according to how we practice them. Talent in singing, can be improved more through singing courses and specialized lessons. More individuals today are taking up singing and vocal courses to harness the benefits these have to offer. We often hear about voice training where aspiring…

Posted on: August 15, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

The Shid Latta Interview

Up and coming Baltimore rapper Shid Latta of “HEATH LEDGER CHRONICLES: VOLUME II TOXICOLOGY REPORT” fame, shared his thoughts and musical fantasies with Rick Jamm in this exclusive interview. 1. How long have you been doing what you’re doing and how did you get started in the first place? Shid Latta: I have been rapping since I was like 6 but I just started getting serious about and pursuing a future…

Posted on: July 17, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

THE DEFINITIVE INTERVIEW WITH “THE DALLIANCE” !

After years of playing together in various projects, drummer Darrell Long and bassist/vocalist Gregry Gilroy played shows together with longtime friend and fellow local musician Barry Mangione and several of his musical endeavors. The performances allowed the three to see the potential for a collaboration that would take their highly varied influences apart and re-assemble them in ways they would put no restrictions on. Exploring subjects of addiction, heartache, loss, faith…

Posted on: July 7, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

Interview: Young Slugs Black Montana

Jerome Thompson aka Young Slugs Black Montana was born and raised in Gulfport, MS in a hood called Turnkey. Slugs started rapping at age ten. Six years later he and his cousin started their own label called King O Production, a dedication to their grandfather. He did three mixtapes but never released them. Then, at the age of seventeen, the young phenom hooked up with G.Chill, Ballistik, Bubble Eyez as Coast…

Posted on: June 28, 2012 Posted by: Peter Burns Comments: 0

Interview With Upcoming Rock Star – MADISON ROSE

Rick Jamm corners Madison Rose in his latest “Twenty Questions” series of interviews. The beautiful 18 year old singer/songwriter is poised to rock the world with her debut album “AFTERSHOCK.”  Madison wrote and produced the album with her brother and musical partner Justyn-The Stuntman, and the legendary guitarist Gary Hoey. Madison’s first single, “TEENAGE RUNAWAY” ( also to be found on the upcoming début album), was nominated for BEST POP SONG OF 2011 by the HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS.…