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The first official book review of The Music Industry Self Help Guide

Vandala Magazine has made the first official book review of The Music Industry Self Help Guide, and gave it a rating 4.8 out of 5. If you are an independent artist or band, you should check this out. This book has sections and chapters focusing on Rap and Hip hop as well.

http://issuu.com/vandala/docs/june_2014_vandala_magazine/19?e=0

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Check out our newest tshirt design. Bold letter with our slogans on both sides.

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REFORMATORY RECORDS BOASTS 3 CHARTING TITLES WITHIN 20 DAYS OF RELEASE.

WITH LESS THAN A FULL MONTH IN THE AMI ROWE JUKEBOX NETWORK THREE OF REFORMATORY RECORDS TITLES MAKE THE AMI TOP 200 ALBUMS LIST FOR JULY 2012.

August 17th 2012. It has just been confirmed by the AMI Entertainment Network that 3 of Reformatory Records titles have charted in the AMI top 200 albums and songs list after a their July 10th entry into the digital internet jukebox system.

DJ HOUSE charts in at spot number 150 with his 3 song debut e.p. “Start The Beat” his first House, Electro, Latin House release on Reformatory Records.

D’Nero charts in at number 167 with “Bottoms Up” a lively up-tempo party rap song which is also his first release on Reformatory Records after multiple mixtape releases and successful singles sales as an independent artist.

Finally at chart position number 189 is the HEENA KLAN with their rap and R&B single “Chasing Paper” The third Reformatory Records breaking artist to place with this track from their upcoming full length album “Pack Leaders”

“ I am nothing less than thrilled to see that amongst all the record labels, artists and songs in this database, that 3 of our debut releases have made the top 200 with less than 20 days in the system, This proves that no one should ever be underestimated in this business and it shows the power of consistent hard work, dedication, and due diligence.” Said Mike Repel, owner of Reformatory Records a Chicago based independent record label which is host to several genres of music.

These titles are available in all AMI/ROWE Jukeboxes in over 125,000 bars, restaurants, and retailers around the globe along with all other Reformatory Records artists titles.

Promotional efforts for these newly released titles have been continuing on several different levels and they are also available for purchase in all countries on all digital and mobile providers.

These releases can be purchased on the iTunes store by following the following links.

DJ HOUSE – THE FIRST THREE http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-first-three-single/id539760662

D’NERO – BOTTOMS UP http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bottoms-up/id514158734?i=514158747&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

HEENA KLAN – CHASING PAPER http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chasing-paper/id538808898?i=538809112&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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BUY LINKS ON REVERBNATION ARE NOW ACTIVE FOR DJ HOUSE

You can either click on the buy links for any of the songs on our players or simply follow this link http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-first-three-single/id539760662

We appreciate your support.

DJ HOUSE ON FJS RADIO TODAY 6:00 PM EST 5:00PM CST

DJ HOUSE is going to have his song "HOUSE RUNS THRU ME" played on WWW.FJSRADIO.COM now.

Please tune in and listen to his music which will be available for download at midnight on all digital and mobile music providers including iTunes, and Crickets Muve Music

RAPID UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR DJ HOUSE

Chicago, Il…REFORMATORY RECORDS RECORDING ARTIST DJ HOUSE has proven to be on his grind since his March 2012 signing. Numerous radio stations are picking up his titles from his upcoming debut release “THE FIRST THREE” which blends Classic House, and Latin House with Electro Tribal and modern day zapateado. Stations such as FJSRadio.com which has a following of more than 30,000 listeners are actively playing songs from this release. “I love this record. very lounge and I like the way it builds up and changes... The vocal is nice for a guy singing it. It has a commercial sound it, but deep soulful as well. This is a sound that I can hear on the radio. I will play this record on air and at my gigs...” said Tasteless T, the DJ and host of FJS RADIO about DJ House’s song “House Runs Thru Me” which is being released internationally this Tuesday, July 24th on all online and mobile music providers. “House Runs Thru Me” has also been picked up by “THE GROOVE” radio show on CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa Canada and New York. “The Groove” which started in 1979 is the longest continually running disco show on radio in the world will play “House Runs Thru Me” for the first time on Saturday July 21st at 1:00pm EST. This will be the first time this song is broadcast on terrestrial radio and on the FM dial.

DJ HOUSE is one of the official DJ’s of the 2012 Fiesta Del Sol in Chicago Il and will be spinning at select times between Thursday July 26th Sunday July 29th. DJ House started spinning House and other styles of music at the age of 10. His older brother was a well known neighborhood DJ and provided the availability and equipment along with crates upon crates of records on which DJ House started his lifelong attachment to the turntables and music. DJ House also started writing lyrics and original music at the age of 15, a year later he started a group with his nephews called Magia Blanca has which has been doing well for the last 7 years and has provided him with countless opportunities to perform at the hottest Chicago area Spanish clubs and festivals along with live performances in the surounding cities and states. He is also now entering his 8th year with a Spanish music group called Los Cometas which has been around for more than 33 years, his oldest brother Lalo has been the singer of this group for the last 25 years. At 22 DJ House came back stronger in the south side night club and party scene in Chicago. Now dividing DJing responsibilities between three night clubs he has been finding time to write House music singles which pull from many of his influences as a DJ. These songs have already been published and will be available this week in all Digital Jukeboxes bearing the AMI ENTERTAINMET logo. TOUCHTUNES jukebox systems will have this material after July 24th, the exact date is unconfirmed.

This release has International digital distribution and will be available in all territories on all online digital retail stores and mobile music providers Tuesday July 24th including iTunes, Amazon mp3, Muve Music on Cricket Wireless, Napster, Rhapsody, Myxer, Mix and Burn at F.Y.E. and more.

The songs on this release are available for streaming now on our website on the DJ HOUSE artist page at www.reformatoryrecords.com/dj-house

Get all artist updates and label news in any language at www.reformatoryrecords.com using our embedded Google translator toolbar.

SEVENSIXX - NEWLY SIGNED ARTISTS TO REFORMATORY RECORDS

REFORMATORY RECORDS ANNOUNCES ITS NEWEST ADDITION TO ITS GROWING MULTI GENRE CATALOG. SEVENSIXX, A RAP TRIO FROM CHICAGOS WESTERN SUBURBS INK A DEAL THIS WEEKEND.

Chicago, Il…REFORMATORY RECORDS is proud to announce that it has come to an agreement with local rap trio SEVENSIXX and has signed a deal with the trio known for its edgy high energy sound that at times pulls from crossover genre elements including Rap, Hip Hop, Metal and Rock.

SEVENSIXX, who is comprised of founding member Charlee ChainGunnz, along with rap artists Die Verse It T, and Ruegar Ryan. The trio submitted their music to Reformatory Records in December of 2011 and the label immediately recognized the material as catchy, innovative and trendsetting.

“I’m pretty stoked to be working with Reformatory Records. I know SEVENSIXX will bring a lot to the table being a unique hip rock group that is not comparable to the genres you hear in the media these days. Like us, I know Mikes a very hard worker and enjoys what he does as well as the other artists and groups on Reformatory so I can see SEVENSIXX and Reformatory Records taking off very quickly.” Said SEVENSIXX member DIE VERSE IT T about this weekends signing.

The groups founder Charlee Chain Gunnz who also founded the Otherside Recordz movement in the Greater Chicagoland area has been known for booking shows in the Midwest as a talent buyer and has been largely responsible for giving some larger Midwest and national acts a performance date here in the greater Chicagoland area and its suburbs. Some of these shows have included such acts as Twista, Vanilla Ice, Afroman, Crucial Conflict, Shawna, Do Or Die, RIO DEZONERO, Lil Scrappy, Lebowski(Tech 9), Mil Tickit, Track Kingz, Speedknot Mob, Bo-Deal, and Jack Frost. SevenSixx has performed with all the above named acts but has also opened up for T.I., Lil Wayne, Freeway, Camron, Jim Jones, Wicked Martin, and Fat Joe. Several recordings have been made towards a full length album which will be available this Fall on Reformatory Records

This song is available for streaming now on our website on the SEVENSIXX artist page at www.reformatoryrecords.com/sevensixx

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NEW RELEASE - DJ HOUSE "THE FIRST THREE" - JULY 24TH

Chicago, Il…REFORMATORY RECORDS releases DJ HOUSE’s “THE FIRST THREE” GENRE – House/Electro/Tribal. This release, which blends Classic House, and Latin House with Electro Tribal and modern day zapateado, was recorded, mixed, engineered and mastered by Mike Repel of Reformatory Records and DJ HOUSE. Musical composition produced by DJ HOUSE, all songs written by DJ HOUSE featuring Kiana Reeves on “House Runs Thru Me” DJ House started spinning House and other styles of music at the age of 10. His older brother was a well known neighborhood DJ and provided the availability and equipment along with crates upon crates of records on which DJ House started his lifelong attachment to the turntables and music. DJ House also started writing lyrics and original music at the age of 15, a year later he started a Spanish music band with his nephews which has been doing well for the last 7 years and has provided him with countless opportunities to perform at the hottest Chicago area Spanish clubs and festivals along with live performances in the surounding cities and states. At 22 DJ House came back stronger in the south side night club and party scene in Chicago. Now dividing DJing responsibilities between three night clubs he has been finding time to write House music singles which pull from many of his influences as a DJ. “THE FIRST THREE” appropriately titled for his first three of his House music releases are the tip of the iceberg of the music that he will be releasing on Reformatory Records. “House Runs Thru Me” - Is the first track on this release, it brings back some of the old school classic Chicago element that the genre is known for with lyrics based around the birth and birthplace of House music. “Sigan Bailando” - Brings in elements of Latin House, Tribal, and an Electro modern style of the traditional zapateado and sets the pace for the Latin dance releases that this artist is currently developing. “Start The Beat” is another house track that begins a little more on the mello side and is most likely to be heard prior to your prime time mixing. These songs have already been published and will be available this week in all Digital Jukeboxes bearing the AMI ENTERTAINMET logo. TOUCHTUNES jukebox systems will have this material after July 24th, the exact date is unconfirmed. This release has International digital distribution and will be available in all territories on all online digital retail stores and mobile music providers Tuesday July 24th including iTunes, Amazon mp3, Muve Music on Cricket Wireless, Napster, Rhapsody, Myxer, Mix and Burn at F.Y.E. and more. The songs on this release are available for streaming now on our website on the DJ HOUSE artist page at www.reformatoryrecords.com/dj-house Get all artist updates and label news in any language at www.reformatoryrecords.com using our embedded Google translator toolbar.

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NEW RELEASE - CHASING PAPER - JULY 24TH 2012

REFORMATORY RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE HEENA KLAN’S “CHASING PAPER”SINGLE TO BE RELEASED INTERNATIONALLY JULY 24TH 2012 ON ALL DIGITAL AND MOBILE MUSIC PROVIDERS.

Chicago, Il…REFORMATORY RECORDS releases the HEENA KLAN’s single “CHASING PAPER” Genre- Urban. This song, which blends Rap and R&B, was recorded, mixed, engineered and produced by Mike Repel of Reformatory Records and Killa Creep of the Heena Klan.

Musical composition produced by Gary, Indiana native NSTRMNTL who provided musical content for Ciryl Da Great, also on Reformatory Records, and has worked with numerous rap artists in Gary Indiana.

This song was mastered by Jay Franco of Sterling Studios who has lent his technical expertise to a variety of top-selling releases from such varied artists as Coldplay, The Neptunes, Athlete, Erykah Badu, Johnny Cash, Stephen and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Art Brut, Rick Ross, CéU, The Beastie Boys, Ben Folds, Chris Brown, Ash, The Brazilian Girls, Diddy and Usher. Universal Records, Capitol, Warner Music, and Sony BMG have all hired Jay to help master some of their most successful releases.

The Henna Klan’s rap career started almost two decades ago when the trio released a professional full length, packaged cassette recording under their childhood name the “DOME CREW” This tape gained the attention of RAW DOPE Records (Crucial Conflict) and integrated the trio on Chicago’s west side Rap community amongst such artists as TWISTA, CRUCIAL CONFLICT, DO OR DIE, and TRIPLE DARKNESS.

This release shows the trio at their best seamlessly integrating Rap and R&B throughout the song complete with harmonized rap verses and well blended, extremely catchy choruses.

This song has already been published and will be available June 26th 2012 in all Digital Jukeboxes bearing the AMI ENTERTAINMET logo.

This song has International digital distribution and will be available in all territories on all online digital retail stores and mobile music providers Tuesday July 24th including iTunes, Amazon mp3, Muve Music on Cricket Wireless, Napster, Rhapsody, Myxer, Mix and Burn at F.Y.E. and more.

This song is available for streaming now on our website on the Heena Klan artist page at www.reformatoryrecords.com/heena-klan

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