April 2013

April 2013 News

Jonus Preston Impacting Top 40/Hot AC Radio

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Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artist Jonus Preston is currently impacting Top 40/Hot AC radio with Tears in Vain.

Jonus Preston’s foray into music began at 13 after listening to Michael Jackson’s album Thriller. Listening to this album for the first time sparked in him a passion for music and a love for playing the guitar at age 15 and subsequently singing and songwriting a year later. With time, influences such as Hendrix and Dylan could be heard in his own songwriting. Experimentation and his growing obsession with guitar led to his exploration of European Gypsy jazz where he soon formed the all acoustic band the “String Bustin’ Cats,” playing lead guitar and writing music. In addition to releasing their debut album, this collaboration of fellow students played extensively at local restaurants and at small festivals.

After two years of intense jazz study at college, Jonus was asked to join a jazz trio touring through North America, playing at larger festivals including the Montreal JazzFest, SXSW, and Strawberry Folk Festival in California. In 2012 Jonus returned to New York to begin focusing and developing his craft as an independent recording artist. He began working with Misha Piatigorsky, a New York producer/pianist with a longstanding reputation in the music industry, developing a new direction in music and writing.

On December 14th, 2012, America was devastated following the news of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. In response to this tragedy Jonus felt compelled to write a song Tears In Vain, dedicated to the loved ones lost at Sandy Hook.

For more on Jonus, visit his Facebook.

Loque Going for Adds April 29 and April 30

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Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artist Loque is going for adds today and tomorrow.A lesser known band, LOQUE, are crafting their own version of what modern grunge would sound like.Bullets, the bands newest single, combines elements of the Stone Temple Pilots with the acoustic melodies that Aaron Lewisof Staind became known for.-Joshua Schmidt, The Alternative Review

For more on Loque (pronounced: Low-kay), visit their website and Facebook.

Rebecca Moreland Impacting CHR/Hot AC Radio

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Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artist Rebecca Moreland is impacting CHR/Hot AC radio now with Breaking Free.

Rebecca Moreland is a singer-songwriter originally from San Antonio, Texas. She now is based out of Nashville. Rebecca writes her own material, plays guitar and keys, and co-produced her latest EP, scheduled to release later this year. Her style is a cross between Sara Bareilles, John Mayer & Kelly Clarkson.

For more on Rebecca, visit her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Howard Rosen Promotion Artists in Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) has several artists in the April 25, 2013 edition of Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update.

Look for Arthur Funkarelli, Rabid, and Cole Armour in this week’s issue.

Martha Wash Impacting CHR/Hot Radio

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Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artist, Martha Wash, is currently impacting CHR/Hot AC radio with It’s My Time.

Martha Wash, no stranger to radio collaborating with C&C Music Factory, Black Box and being half of Two Tons of Fun which evolved into the Weather Girls, Martha has been a part of top selling singles such as: Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) Strike it up Everybody, Everybody and It’s Raining Men. Martha now delivers her unmistakable vocals on her new single ready to dominate the airwaves once again.

For more on Martha, visit her website, Facebook and Twitter

Howard Rosen Promotion Artists in Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) has artists in the April 18, 2013 edition of Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update.

Look for Arthur Funkarelli and Rabid in this week’s issue.

PAUL BARRERE & ROGER COLE INTERVIEW

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artists Paul Barrere and Roger Cole recently did an interview with us.

Listen to it here.

Cobalt & The Hired Guns Going For Adds Now

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Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artist Cobalt & the Hired Guns are going for adds today at college radio.

Friends since they were just little buckaroos, the boys of Cobalt & the Hired Guns have always aspired to create an album to match their rambunctious live shows. It’s finally here!Their new record,Everybody Wins!,aims for the rafters with a cherry bomb explosion of poppy punk, barroom ballads, power pop, Ska, horny rock and good humor. Following up 2008’s Jump the Fence“ their first Carbon Neutral album-Everybody Wins!continues the tradition of the band’s commitment to art and environmentalism- and includes their fullest lineup of 20 different players (not all at the same time).

The repertoire for this five-to-twelve piece from Chicago has been described as Americana, Punky Pop, or just Good Ol’ Fashioned Rock n’ Roll. They’ve been compared to The Hold Steady, The Clash, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, The Fratellis, Frightened Rabbit, Backyard Tire Fire, and Wilco on Xanax covering The Clash.

For more on Cobalt & The Hired Guns, visit their website and Facebook.

Yoni Leviatan Impacting CHR/Hot Radio

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Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artist Yoni Leviatan is currently impacting CHR/Hot AC radio with Twentysomething.

The Songs of Yoni project, an outlet for singer/songwriter Yoni Leviatan’s music and musings, has returned with a new helping of tunes that reveal a more focused artist, dishing out catchy grooves with the ease of the professional that he is. Building on his first album, Extra Credit, a debut that was licensed to major TV networks including MTV, CNN, ESPN and PBS, and played on over 200 college radio stations across the US, the Tel Aviv-based artist has recorded a collection of singles that make up his first release in over 5 years. The first album was more of an experiment, in that I didn’t really have any direction as an artist. I was simply testing the waters, and using whatever skills I had as a songwriter and musician to do so. Now I feel like I’m taking a more artistic approach to making music, and I can definitely feel the difference.

There’s no title to this new release, says the Florida-bred musician. They’re just a couple of songs I had written that seemed to go well together, so I decided to record them and put them out there. The way people consume music today I don’t think you even need to make albums anymore other than for the creative challenge. I’m just going to put my ideas out there as they come and let people take whatever they want from it.
When Yoni speaks about consuming content, he’s not just talking theory. His day job is producing social media and digital content for Waves Audio, a Grammy®-winning audio technology company that is known for its role as a pioneer of digital recording tools used in studio and live music productions worldwide. I love working at Waves. I get to manage a huge online audience for an iconic company in the music industry, while living 15 min. from the beach in Tel Aviv, the biggest tech hub in the world outside of Silicon Valley. In addition to his regular activities within the company, Yoni was recently placed out front as the host of Waves’ NAMM Show 2013 Video Coverage, interviewing some of the biggest musicians and engineers in music such as Mike Shinoda of Linkin’ Park and hit-maker Manny Marroquin.

For more on Yoni, visit his website, Facebook and Twitter.

Howard Rosen Promotion Artists in Billboard’s Top Forty Midweek Update

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewdwood.com) has several artists in the April 11, 2013 edition of Billboard’s Top Forty Midweek Update.

Look for Christy Angeletti, Rabid, and Arthur Funkarelli in this week’s issue.

ReniReni Impacting CHR/Hot AC Radio

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Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artist ReniReni is currently impacting CHR/Hot AC radio with Hello Sunshine.

ReniReni was born in Japan and released her first Japanese CD in 2006 in Tokyo. In 2008, Reni relocated to New York hoping to bring this unique style to the United States. Reni has quickly gained wide attention, and has been invited to perform in the most prominent animation conventions and other music events. Reni released her CD album “Sakura” in 2009 and published her first photo book “Maid in NY” in 2010. Two documentaries have been aired by major TV networks in Japan talking about the impact of her performances on western audiences and the fashion industry. She released the latest CD album, “Hybrid Girl” in 2012.

For more on ReniReni, visit her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Howard Rosen Promotion Artists in Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) has several artists in the April 4, 2013 edition of Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update.

Look for Rabid, Christy Angeletti, and Arthur Funkarelli in the current issue.

What The People Have to Say

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artist Brandon and Savannah are currently at radio with their song All The Runaways.

See what everyone is saying about them.

Richard & Karen Carpenter, Michael & Janet Jackson, Donnie & Marie, and I am excited that another brother/sister act joins the team, Brandon & Savannah.

Marie Osmond

There are a ton of family bands that get compared to The Osmonds, but when an actual Osmond (Marie) gives her seal of approval, we should definitely pay attention.

David Burger, Salt Lake City Tribune

At just 13 and 15 years old¦wow that’s amazing!

-ABC 4 Good Things Utah

The newest brother-sister duo on the rise that is sure to take the world by storm.

KUTV CBS 2 Utah

Brandon and Savannah definitely rock out

Riker Lynch, R5

 

Desert Dragon Impacting CHR/Hot AC Radio

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artist Desert Dragon is impacting CHR/Hot AC radio with Miles Away.

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Desert Dragon is an Award-winning band from Los Angeles, California formed by guitarist Greg Patnode (Road Angel, No Morals (with John Levin of Dokken)) who wrote & produced the new self-titled debut CD aptly named “Desert Dragon”(mixed by Dave Concors)(except song “Can’t Stay Away” produced by Geri O’Halloran). The album is a mix of different styles of Hard Rock, Blues, and Southern (“Texas Border”, “Best of Kin” & “Take it Easy Now”), with a hint of Middle Eastern influence (“Desert Horizons” & “North Star”). It has been compared to the likes of Pink Floyd and Queensryche (“Save my World” which won the 2011 Malibu Music Award for best Rock Song Category on 9/24/11) by TAXI head “Michael Laskow” and received overwhelming applause at the Road Rally in 2010.

Lining up on guitar is Greg Patnode (Road Angel, No Morals); bass guitarist/ keyboards Daniele De Cario, better known as DeCa (The Cause – serji strike label, Ashdowntheband, etc.); on drums Nick Mason; Guitarist,Thiago Straioto and lead vocalist Ross Petrarca, (The Epik/Tinted).

For more on Desert Dragon, visit their website and Facebook.