Introducing Dactah Chando

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Blog, Newsletter | Comments Off on Introducing Dactah Chando

Delivering a World Class Reggae Album “Ansestrel” CMJ World Chart Debut at #28 From the Canary Island of Tenerife, Dactah Chando moves between the most classic roots, the most powerful drum and bass, dub, dancehall and raggamuffin on his latest album.     Dactah Chando, hailing from the Canary Islands in Spain,  is one of the most prolific artists. He is a producer, singer, songwriter promoter and manager, involved in the Reggae scene for more than 20 years. He started his  career in 2009 with the release of the single “Power fi chant”, in advance of the album “Clara” in 2011,which created his international jump to the global reggae scene. Many achievements since that point on occured for Chando– international press reviews, critics picks, live performances in the best international festivals, and four albums leading up to his latest release,  “Ansestral” , being hailed as one of the best roots reggae albums in the Spanish language ever made.  Excellent sound quality, arrangements, and inspirational and conscious lyrics are the characteristics of Dactah´s...

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Ludovico Einaudi’s “Elegy For The Arctic”

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog, Events, News & Info, Newsletter | Comments Off on Ludovico Einaudi’s “Elegy For The Arctic”

Now Available To Radio For Download Ludovico Einaudi performs ‘Elegy For The Arctic’ next to a melting glacier, on a floating platform in the middle of the ocean in Svalbard, Norway. Click to watch the video. Acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi performed on a floating platform in the Arctic Ocean near Svalbard, Norway as part of a Greenpeace campaign to encourage world leaders to protect and safeguard the future of the Arctic. The PR campaign was the biggest and most successful Greenpeace has undertaken, garnering press and headlines all over the world. At the end of 2016, Ludovico released a luxe cd/dvd box set which includes his entire ‘Elements’ album plus three solo piano variations and the never-before released track ‘Elegy for the Arctic’,  written specifically for Greenpeace and their efforts, which proved to be the biggest and most successful campaign they have undertaken, getting press and headlines all over the world. Download ‘Elegy For The Arctic WAV file here   We cannot fulfill the many requests for the full box sets so please download this wav file now for airplay and thank you for your support of Ludovico Einaudi! Watch for U.S. tour date announcements soon! “A thing of rare beauty” – GQ Magazine “The hippest classical artist the world has ever known” – Never Enough Notes “A highly polished performance of music so incredibly tasteful” – The London...

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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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New York Times: “Ludovico Einaudi, a Classical Artist for the YouTube Age”

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Blog, News & Info | Comments Off on New York Times: “Ludovico Einaudi, a Classical Artist for the YouTube Age”

By STEPHEN HEYMANDEC. 30, 2016 The Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi, 61, is one of the world’s most-streamed classical artists, with more followers on Spotify (about 740,000) than Mozart (680,000). His music, by turns minimal and lush, incorporates an array of influences from Bach to rock to West African kora music. While sold-out audiences across Europe find something sublime in his searching style, some classical critics disagree — like Ben Beaumont-Thomas of The Guardian, who says it’s nothing more than the “dashed-off poignancy of an Instagrammed sunset.” No one, however, debates his commercial success. His latest album, “Elements” (Decca/Ponderosa Music&Art), climbed the charts in several countries, including Britain, where it became the first classical release in 23 years to break into the Top 15, briefly outselling pop stars like Taylor Swift. This past summer, Mr. Einaudi became an even more visible star when Greenpeace filmed him playing the piano on a floating platform beside melting glaciers in the Arctic Ocean, to highlight the effects of climate change. That piece, “Elegy for the Arctic,” has been watched more than 2.5 million times on YouTube. The following are edited excerpts from a conversation with Mr. Einaudi. Ludovico Einaudi – “Elegy for the Arctic” – Official Live (Greenpeace) Video by Ludovico Einaudi Your father, Giulio Einaudi, founded an iconic Italian publishing house, and your grandfather Luigi Einaudi was Italy’s president from 1948 to 1955. Do you think that coming from such a public family has made being onstage more natural for you? I never thought about that. Even though my grandfather was the president of Italy after the war, he was a very sober, studious person, completely unlike today’s politicians who are constantly talking on TV. My father was more eccentric for sure, but even if his publishing house was very famous, he was still very concentrated on his work rather than being a public person. Is there a genre or category that your music fits into? I never feel at ease when they try to categorize my work. Also I think labels are in a way restricting. You can put the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in the same category, but the types of music, the colors each band evokes, are completely different. It’s the same with Mozart and Beethoven — they express two very different aspects of music. Today when they ask me if my music is minimal, is classical, is contemporary — I can say yes or no, but it doesn’t make sense of what I am doing. What about “classical crossover” — a genre that’s perched between classical and pop music, which some people say vulgarizes or dumbs down classical music? I don’t like the idea of “classical crossover,” even if sometimes I see this category given to what I’m doing. There are many commercial projects in that genre, where they make a quartet out of beautiful fashion models or whatever. I take things more seriously than that. And I don’t have a commercial perspective in what I’m doing. On the other hand, the idea of “crossover,” of crossing boundaries, is interesting in the arts, but this...

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Christmas 2016 Newsletter

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Blog, Events, News & Info, Newsletter | Comments Off on Christmas 2016 Newsletter

Ludovico Einaudi Drops Luxe CD/DVD Box Set During this year’s world tour, Ludovico and crew were planning a box set release and filming a number of concerts for it. This special limited edition box set includes the entire Elements album, plus three solo piano variations and the never-before released track ‘Elegy for the Arctic’,  performed atop an iceberg earlier this year for a global Greenpeace Campaign. The box set will be available in time for holiday gift giving. Download “Elegy For The Artic” wav file here. Additionally, Ludovico’s new webpage is designed so that you can perform the brand new track ‘Elegy For The Arctic’ on your keyboard or mobile  device. It’s fun! Check it out here The box set also includes an hour long DVD featuring nine live tracks from London’s Royal Festival Hall concerts in July 2016 plus 16 color postcards featuring exclusive tour photographs. “A thing of rare beauty” – GQ Magazine “The hippest classical artist the world has ever known” – Never Enough Notes “A highly polished performance of music so incredibly tasteful” – The London Times   Helen Jane Long Tour Wrap, New Album, Xmas Single and Future Plans   Helen Jane Long performed at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco as part of her U.S. tour in support of her 4th album “Identity”,  and hired local musicians in each city to play her original scores. Helen Jane Long just wrapped her U.S. tour dates in support of her 4th album, “Identity” and it was a triumph for the composer.  All dates were extremely well attended and Helen greeted her fans after each show, typically in the lobbies of the venues.  A big shout out to all the appreciative audiences that travelled in from far and wide to see Helen perform in New Orleans, Lancaster PA, Chicago and San Francisco. We are already planning tours for 2017, with the first kick off in spring in New York City. Watch Helen’s facebook page for announcements. We have so much in store for you including a live album, recorded last year at St. James Church in London, releasing on December 10th.   And, for all of you vinyl fans, watch for news about the forthcoming companion “Identity” album releasing on orange vinyl! We’re just setting up distribution now but Helen’s fans can always order directly from Helen’s website. It’s coming in the next few weeks. We’d like to thank all the radio stations and fans who have supported Helen’s music and tours over the course of her growing career.  We are attaching here Helen’s version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” for your seasonal pleasure and wishing you the coziest holiday season ever. Download “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” WAV file by Helen Jane Long here.   Andy Iorio Is Writing and Recording A New Album For 2017 Download Andy Iorio’s Christmas single “We Three Kings” Andy Iorio had a great year. Tons of radio airplay exposure, lots of live shows and an HMMA nomination for best Contemporary Classical track, “Rush”, that appears on Andy’s “II” album. The media had alot to say about Andy...

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Helen Jane Long Unveils ‘Identity’ -Pollstar

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Blog, Events | Comments Off on Helen Jane Long Unveils ‘Identity’ -Pollstar

Article by Lori Felker / Pollstar U.K. composer/pianist Helen Jane Long announces a handful of U.S. dates in November. The jaunt supports her latest album, “Identity,” and she will be accompanied by her string section, The London Players. More than talented, Long is gifted. The mastermind started playing piano by ear at age four and went on to be classically trained. She also taught herself how to play cello, violin, and guitar. Helen Jane Long Her credential are endless. Long has composed scores for 10 feature and short films, seven commercials and 11 documentaries in addition to her four albums. She was hired by Howard Shore in 2003 as the Musical Score Continuity Director for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. She released her second album, Embers, on her own BLE Records after ending her contract with Warner Classics, who dropped her debut, Porcelain. Embers was the most requested LP on London’s Classic FM radio and earned her the “honor of being the only female composer in the Classic FM Hall of Fame.” Her U.S. gigs wrap Nov. 16 in San Francisco and tickets purchased for the SF show include a CD copy of Identity, “redeemable with your ticket stub at Amoeba Music.” Nov 10 New Orleans / Marigny Opera House Helen’s New Orleans debut! Nov 11 Philadelphia / Make Films Studios This show will be filmed for later release. Nov 14 Chicago / Pianoforte Foundation New show added!  Helen’s Chicago debut! Nov 16 San Francisco / Herbst Theatre Tickets are on sale now. Visit HelenJaneLong.com for more...

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