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Carol Blaze Connects with the Awesome Charlie Mac


Written, performed, and recorded by A.T. Vish, aka Carol Blaze, is created within a world of cyber-space, analog performance, and dark imagination. Originally conceived as the soundtrack to a fictional character by the same name, Carol Blaze set out to create music filtered through his own musical sensibilities and limitations. Carol Blaze was the drummer in Pittsburgh City Theater's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and most recently, the drummer in Rapp's Without You. He has recorded/produced many musicians including Peace Project, Between the Waters, Debutante, Boxstep, The Drag Strippers, Violaria, Freddy Hall, and others.

Carol Blaze's music is expressive and atmospheric, blurring the lines of Rock, Pop, and Indie music genres. With influences ranging from Nick Cave to U2 and nothing in between, Carol Blaze is devoted to pushing the boundaries when it comes to his music.

And just like Carol Blaze is devoted to his music, MAC A MILLION DOLLAR MAN MUSICK's Charlie Mac is devoted as well to pitch his music for placements and distribute it to their partners for external licensing. And why wouldn't he when Carol Blaze is the newest Rock Aritst/Band/Producer/Songwriter to join their team with 30 new tracks accepted into their catalog. Here's an update from Charlie Mac:

Carol Blaze had 2 songs added to our playlist which is constantly reviewed by record labels, publishers, A&R's, Music Supervisors, film and TV producers, as well as many other music industry professionals. Carol Blaze had 29 tracks distributed to our #3 partner for external licensing. (Cox, Comcast, McDonald's, Applebees, Adidas, Gucci, Burberry, MGM, Hard Rock) Carol Blaze had 29 tracks distributed to our #4 partner for external licensing. (Walt Disney, Universal, Google, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Discovery, Pixar, Reebok) Carol Blaze had 29 tracks distributed to our #6 partner for external licensing. (MTV, Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, Several US and overseas radio stations) Carol Blaze had 29 tracks distributed to our #5 partner for external licensing. (Major Corporations, Video Games, TV and film production companies) Carol Blaze had 29 tracks distributed to our #6 partner for external licensing. (MTV, Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, Several US and overseas radio stations) Carol Blaze had 14 tracks distributed to our #4 partner for external ringtone distribution. (Walt Disney, Universal, Google, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Discovery, Pixar, Reebok) Carol Blaze had 15 tracks distributed to by our #12 distribution partner for external licensing (distribution, downloads, ringtones, streaming, retail, China, Korea, Japan). 1 track from Carol Blaze is being pitched for placement in a new TV show. 2 tracks from Carol Blaze are being pitched for placement in a Feature Film that needs upbeat Rock music.

That is one long list and Charlie probably has more opportunities in store for Carol Blaze. Charlie Mac continues to shine as an independent A&R, providing critiques and artist development, out of his passion for guiding artists on how to establish themselves as viable artist in today’s ever changing music business. Charlie founded the publishing company MAC A MILLION DOLLAR MAN MUSICK in 2004 and from there he has established a consistent track record of identifying songs that will be successful in a music licensing format. Music Xray artists whose songs Charlie Mac added into their catalog and pitched for placements are Charles Clark, Alan James Lorden, Eduardo de la Iglesia, Rene Saucier, Noah Silver, Matthew Meadows and Mike Goudreau. And in addition to this, Charlie had also placed three of our artist's songs for a Spike Lee film and is in the process of signing others for distribution deals and placements.

So do check out Charlie Mac's multiple opportunities and have the chance to work with this awesome music producer. And let's not forget to check out Carol Blaze's music in his full Music Xray EPK.

Multiple Opportunities from Unsigned Only

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/904

Unsigned Only is a unique international music competition designed for artists who are not signed to a major label record company or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or imprints. The Grand Prize Winner will win $5,000 in cash and one-on-one mentoring by an elite group of record company executives. First Place and Second Place winners will also be selected in each category. Winners will be announced in July, 2012. The goal of Unsigned Only is to find an outstanding, talented performer - a band or solo artist, a newcomer or veteran, raw or polished... the "gem" that needs to be discovered. Unsigned Only is looking for the total package. Judges include: Robert Smith (The Cure); Jeremy Camp; Craig Morgan; Kelly Clarkson; Manchester Orchestra; Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Matt and Kim; Cyndi Lauper; St. Vincent; 3 Doors Down; The Mountain Goats; Josh Jackson (Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine); Scott Lapatine (Founder/Editor-In-Chief, Stereogum); Lorraine Ali (Pop Music Editor, Los Angeles Times); and many more to be announced. Mentors include a group of high-profile record company executives, including Monte Lipman (President of Universal Republic); Pete Ganbarg (Executive Vice President/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records); David Wolter (Senior VP of A&R, RCA Records); Kim Stephens (President, Forward Entertainment and A&R/Capitol Music Group); Trevor Jerideau (VP of A&R, RCA Records); David Wilkes (VP of A&R, eOne Music); Pete Giberga (Head of A&R, Razor & Tie Records); Jason Geter (President, Grand Hustle Records); and more.

Drop Boxes:

Unsigned Only Vocal Performance Submissions - http://www.musicxray.com/interactions/3256/submissions/new

Unsigned Only Pop/Top 40 Submissions - http://www.musicxray.com/interactions/3255/submissions/new

Unsigned Only Rock Song Submissions - http://www.musicxray.com/interactions/3254/submissions/new

Unsigned Only R&B/Hip-Hop Submissions - http://www.musicxray.com/interactions/3253/submissions/new

Unsigned Only Folk/Singer-Songwriter Submissions - http://www.musicxray.com/interactions/3252/submissions/new

Unsigned Only Country Song Submissions - http://www.musicxray.com/interactions/3251/submissions/new

Unsigned Only Christian Song Submissions - http://www.musicxray.com/interactions/3250/submissions/new

Unsigned Only AC (Adult Contemporary) Submissions - http://www.musicxray.com/interactions/3249/submissions/new

Unsigned Only AAA (Adult Album Alternative) Submissions - http://www.musicxray.com/interactions/3248/submissions/new

7 days left to submit.

Song Critiques by Former VH1 Song of the Year Winner - Holly Steele

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2924

All songs will be reviewed confidentiality and will receive a personal, detailed critique based on Emotional Impact (Lyrics - Impact of words, phrasing & clarity of content); (Title Review - Ability to attract listener & pertinence to the song); Technical Evaluation (Structure - Compostion, Elements & Arrangement); (Writing Mechanics - Grammar quality & Rhyme structure) and last but not least Marketability!

Holly will also be screening song writers submissions for upcoming collaboration projects! You will be notified after your critique if Holly feels your voice, music and writing talent is a match for multiple collaboration opportunties for TV, Film, Album Placement and Publishing. All music genres accepted including Lyric Only critiques.

Music Director/Consultant/Award Winning Lyricist- Songwriter/Publisher/Event Coordinator/Song Critique Manager Currently seeking passionate songwriters for multiple projects! Now offering songwriter development support and song critiques.

Some of my prior awards include: Winner of VH1- Song of the Year 11–2005 'Beautiful Wonder' Honorable Mention for 'Straight For Me' Suggested Artist for 'Wounds From The Salt' Runner Up for 'My Old Friend' San Diego Songwriters Guild – Finalist 'Take Me' Directors Award from The Paramount Group - Nashville Winner of the Nashville International Spring Song & Lyric Contest for 2005 Featured as a honoree of San Diego Magazine “50 People to Watch in 2007 Issue” in honor of my songwriting achievements.

Synthadelia Records Seeks Icelandic Artists

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2923

Synthadelia Records is an Icelandic independent music label. We are always looking for talented new Icelandic artists. Submit your best material for consideration.

Synthadelia Records is an Icelandic independent music label that specializes in distributing and promoting Icelandic music on the internet. Artists include: The Pollock Brothers, Michael Dean Odin Pollock & Siggi Sig, Enkídú, Zowie, Trausti Laufdal, and Syn.

Annelise Receives Call from The Voice


Hailing from Miami, Florida, Pop vocalist and songwriter Annelise Collette began her career at a very early age. Annelise has been privileged with a musical upbringing, captivating audiences on stage by age three, She graduated from the prestigious New World School of the Arts/University of Florida, where she majored in Musical Theater. Annelise's vocal performance background includes both classical and contemporary pop genres. At age ten, she joined the professional Florida touring company The Songs of Broadway where audiences have seen her on high-profile stages throughout Florida.

Annelise has been with Music Xray for some time now and we were happy to hear from her especially when we found out it was another pick from The Voice. Here is what she sent us: "I was contacted by producers of The Voice last week and was asked to come in for a private audition with the producers (for season 3) in March. I didn’t apply nor did I submit anything so I assume Music Xray had something to do with it. The requested that I sing one of my original songs and 2 covers (full songs). Keeping my fingers crossed! From what I was told, they are taping for 7 weeks this summer. Love you guys and thanks for all you do!"

Well we love all of the music that you make so kudos right back at you! And for those of you who would like to hear more of here music check out her full Music Xray EPK. And we are glad to see the collective ratings of our music professionals along with the new search feature in action. Keep in mind that these two features are only accessible only to our music professionals and are unique to any other platform striving to be like ours. Just a couple of ways that make connecting to artists that much easier while making Music Xray The 21st Century A&R.

Build Your Name In The Music Industry!

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2922

We are a Consulting & Management Company looking to Promote Independent Artists, Solicit Music, and set up venues that will break Music Artists in the Entertainment Industry.

Al-Jizru Group LLC. is a Consulting & Management Company located in Columbus, Ohio. We are looking to promote independent artists, solicit music, and set up venues that will break musical artists in the entertainment industry.

Figleaf Records Success with Music Xray Music Professionals


Figleaf Records is one of the many record labels and production companies that trust Music Xray to open more doors of opportunity for their artists. Robert Figlo of Figleaf Records and Figlo Music Publishing sent us an email recently about one of their artists, Dan Rio who has been having a fair amount of success these days with Music Xray. The email he sent us was short but we do think it's awesome and really worth sharing:

“H Music has licensed two of our songs by Dan Rio namely Listen to the Rain and Bye Bye Baby. Mia Bajin selected Listen to the Rain. WAP Publishing licensed all 11 of Dan Rio's songs. Marie Braden licensed Listen to the Rain and Suckfree Radio selected 5 of Dan Rio's songs for internet radio.”

Truly awesome isn't it? And who is Dan Rio you may ask. Dan Rio is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has grabbed the attention of fans and critics with his diverse blend of Urban Pop, Rock, R&B, Motown and Country styles. Dan writes all of his own music and lyrics and performs on acoustic, electric and dobro guitars as well as providing both lead and backup vocals. He has released two albums, Way Too Fast and Listen to the Rain, his first album for Figleaf Records.

And like Robert's email, we're keeping this one short but sweet so listen to Dan Rio's song Listen to the Rain, as well as his other songs, in his full EPK here http://www.musicxray.com/artists/danrio and find out why success keeps pouring like rain for him.

And of course we would love for you to give some of the music professionals a shot if you think your music fits in with the opportunity dropboxes they currently have up. Here are the links for H Music, Mia Bajin, WAP Publishing, Marie Braden and Suckfree Radio.

Hit Pop Song Wanted for Young Male Vocalists

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/1132

Looking for songs ala. Bruno Mars, Justin Beiber, etc Young positive lyrics, not too suggestive. Good for Harmonies etc. No Rap, No Country

Currently working with numerous artists, Malcolm Bruce, The Tins, Alta Mira, etc. Publishing and management is what we do. Also specializing in Kirtan/Yoga music and indie Rock.

Music Industry Consultant - Career Advice 101 - A Customized Plan For You

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/1956

Includes an Expertly Written Professional Bio ( Artist Provides

*All Basic Information)

*Includes a one-on-one phone(North America)/Skype (International)consultation for 30 minutes

*Song Critiques ( artist provides one link to the songs including titles of each song - maximum 5 songs)

*Stage Presence / Image / Connecting With Your Live Audience

*Critique ( Artist Provides YouTube Links to a maximum of 2 live performance videos)

*Vocal Critiques

*Album Production / Do's & Don'ts

*Music Licensing Strategies

*Social Media Strategies

*Publicity / Marketing Strategies

*Radio Tracking & Air Play Strategies

*Music Industry Conference Strategies

*Booking Strategies

*Grant Application Advice (Regional)

*General Music Industry Advice - Questions & Answers

CMI Music Group Seeks a Variety of Artists for Current & Future Projects

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2919

I am looking for artists for multiple projects, it's hard to be specific because so many types of projects come up. I work with bands, rappers, artists, choirs, orchestras, musicians etc in a variety of roles, including production, music supervision, and more.

The latest project is a female vocalist to sing the main theme for an Apple iStory due out in May. I need a female vocalist for a project that's funk, hip hop, soul and RnB. This has a record deal, producer, writers, studio and full live band ready to go.