Helen Jane Long Wins Big At The Zone Music Awards!

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Helen Jane Long Wins Big At The Zone Music Awards!

The Broadcasters have spoken, the votes have been tabulated and now Zone Music Reporter is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 ZMR Music Awards, presented live in New Orleans on May 13, 2017.   Congratulations go out to Helen Jane Long for Best Neo Classical Album for “Identity”!  Make sure to fire up all of Helen Jane Long’s exquisite albums on your Pandora/Spotify/iHeart/Slacker or your favorite way to listen to music. Music enriches your life! Best Neo-Classical Album – Helen Jane Long “Identity” BLE Music Group              ...

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Ludovico Einaudi’s World Tour Returns to the U.S. and Canada in October

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Blog, Events, News & Info | Comments Off on Ludovico Einaudi’s World Tour Returns to the U.S. and Canada in October

Ludovico Einaudi is touring the U.S. with a couple of Canadian dates in October. Here’s the tour dates so far, some are already on sale. Check your local listings! 10/07/2017 Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre 10/10/2017 Vancouver, BC, Canada -The Orpheum 10/12/2017 Costa Mesa, CA – Sergerstrom Center for Arts 10/17/2017 Mesa, AZ – Ikeda Theater 10/19/2017 Los Angeles, CA – UCLA – Royce Hall 10/20/2017 Los Angeles, CA – UCLA – Royce Hall 10/22/2017 Miami, FL – Adrienne Arsht Center – Knight Concert Hall 10/24/2017 Chicago, IL – Symphony Center 10/27/2017 Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center 10/28/2017 Philadelphia, PA – Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts/Merriam Theater 10/29/2017 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre 10/30/2017 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre 11/02/2017 Princeton, NJ – McCarter Theater 11/01/2017 Montreal, QC, Canada – Salle...

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Blonde Redhead Returns With Their Latest EP “3 O’Clock” on March 10, 2017

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Blonde Redhead Returns With Their Latest EP “3 O’Clock” on March 10, 2017

Blonde Redhead releases their latest EP “3 o’clock” on March 10, 2017  Not many bands can handle very long careers and never stop evolving and actually, keep on exploring, from record to record. Blonde Redhead deserves a place in this category. In nearly 25 years, the acclaimed New York based trio went from the noise rock of the early years to the refined dream pop of “Misery Is A Butterfly”, before reaching the sensual electronic textures of the studio album, “Barragán” which was released in 2014. Now it’s time to make a step forward once again, or perhaps I should say a step to the side, because, despite the variety of styles, the band has always been able to keep a personality and a unique identity easily recognizable. Fresh from the box set “Masculin Féminin” (September 2016) and the remix “Freedom of Expression on Barragan Hard” (March 2016) releases, Japanese Kazu Makino and twin Italian-Americans Amedeo and Simone Pace are about to return with a new ‘EP “3 O’Clock”, out on March 10th, 2017 onAsa Wa Kuru Records under license to Italian label Ponderosa Music & Art. Four songs, two of them sung by charming Kazu while the other two by guitarist and second voice of the band, Amedeo, which still mark once again the willingness to broaden their musical horizons. It is not by chance that this melancholic Ep with a romantic graft comes out a few months after the tour that in 2016 saw the Blonde Redhead resubmit their cult album “Misery Is A Butterfly” with a string quartet: the 2004 record’s atmospheres emerge occasionally in these new pieces as they push even more in the direction of a massive presence of strings and wind instruments such as the viola, cello, violin, clarinet, oboe, flute and trumpet. The Ep was, in fact, made with the help, among others, of American ensemble ACME, and Eyvind Kang, American composer and violinist who has already collaborated with Blonde Redhead in the past on “Misery Is A Butterfly” and on the latest tour. The first two tracks, “3 O’Clock” and “Golden Light”, are sung and written by Kazu Makino who speaking of the title track for the Ep launch, explains: “At three in the afternoon, a lot of things happen, how many times we schedule appointments at that time? In Japan, then, it is a holy hour, it’s ‘tea time’. Obviously you might even think about the three in the morning, but I wrote the song starting from this suggestion, thinking about what is a significant time to me on a daily basis, a kind of turning point, metaphorically the beginning of a new chapter for Blonde Redhead “. Amedeo who authored the other two tracks, says, “‘Give Give’ is a piece that I have kept in the drawer, since the “Penny Sparkle” era, back in 2010. We added a line of flutes and strings plus percussions composed along with Mauro Refosco (who is a Brazilian percussionist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Atoms for Peace) to give more life to the song, which I cared about as it’s a...

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Dactah Chando’s “Ansestral” Album Goes Top 10!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Dactah Chando’s “Ansestral” Album Goes Top 10!

We’re celebrating our TOP 10 chart status this week in the Evolution Promotion offices as Dactah Chando’s “Ansestral” album moves from #28 to #8 this week in CMJ’s World Chart! P.S.  It looks as though that may be the last chart that CMJ is going to post, at least for now, as they grapple with the many court cases that are being pursued against them.  Casualties like this are anything but casual in our industry.  Thanks for the many memories CMJ! We wish you the very best and hope to see you back in action soon! We’ll be working with other charts in the coming weeks so that we can measure our airplay prowess. Stay...

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Erik Scott’s New Album Hits #1 On The Radio Chart!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Erik Scott’s New Album Hits #1 On The Radio Chart!

Evolution Promotion congratulates our client, Erik Scott, on climbing all the way to the top of radio charts with his new album, “In The Company of Clouds”. The album reached #1 on the Zone Music Reporter Charts in December and racked up excellent feedback from the media for its unique qualities. Erik Scott started as a bass guitar player, producer, and songwriter in the 70’s, playing bass for everyone from Flo & Eddie  to  Alice Cooper in the early 1980s, for whom he also produced. In the 1990s he was one of the founding members of Sonia Dada, which reached the number one position on the Australian music charts with their debut album. Scott was also the co-writer of the song Father, Father, which was the title track for the Pops Staples‘ album of the same name, winner of the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. In 2008 he became a solo artist as well, with his debut album Other Planets. His second solo album And The Earth Bleeds was released in 2014. His latest release “In The Company of Clouds” utilizes pedal steel guitar, bongo and wordless choirs to create a sound so vibey, so pretty and comforting, it is unlike anything that’s come across our desks before. As the Echoes Radio Program honcho, John Diliberto put it: “makes country go cosmic” . Erik Scott’s “In The Company of Clouds” was Echoes CD of the Month in November of...

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