November 2012

November 2012 News

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

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) has several artists in the November 22, 2012 edition of Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update.

Look for Uncharted Shores, Eric Dill, Honor Society, and Cole Armour in the Thanksgiving issue.

Ryan McAllister Impacting Radio Now

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artist Ryan McAllister is impacting radio with My Name Is Blitzen.

Ryan is the former lead singer of Dakona, who was on Maverick Records. He is now a producer.

My Name Is Blitzenchronicles Blitzen’s journey from a troubled youth living on the outskirts of the North Pole to a well respected position on Santa’s reindeer team. It is a story of hope, humility, tragedy and redemption…more than that…it is a story of the power of the reindeer spirit.

For more on Ryan, visit his Facebook and website.

Sir Ivan Impacting Radio Now

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artist Sir Ivan is currently impacting radio with La La Land.

Sir Ivan has a unique story. Banker“turned“singer, reality TV celebrity, philanthropist and activist, Sir Ivan, has led a life that movies and dreams are made of. Ten years ago, at the age of 45, Ivan Wilzig, the eldest son of Siggi B. Wilzig, legendary Auschwitz survivor, financier and philanthropist; turned his back on his family’s multi-billion dollar banking business to reinvent himself as Sir Ivan and follow his childhood dream of pursuing a career in music. Now at the age of 55, ten years after resigning from Trustcompany Bank’s Board of Directors, he has joined the Top 10 on Billboard Magazine’s Dance Club Songs Chart.

He has appeared on Sci-Fi’s Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, VH-1’s The Fabulous Life of the Hamptons, Travel Channel’s Grand Castles of America and WE’s Single in the City.

All of Sir Ivan’s recording artist royalties from full“length album sales of I AM PEACEMAN will go to The Peaceman Foundation, a charity which he established specifically to battle hatred and violence.

For more on Sir Ivan, visit his website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) has a couple artists in the November 15, 2012 edition of Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update.

Look for Uncharted Shores and Downtown Drive in this week’s edition.

Aaron Orbit EP Review

Aaron Orbit was reviewed in the VC Reporter.

Sunday Morning Murder Songs

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It’s been a common practice of late for singer-songwriters to give voice to all their musical personalities on one recording. Whether paying homage to their heroes, attempting to be eclectic or expressing the full scope of their talent, this approach runs the risk of leaving artists without a solid identity, and listeners scratching their heads. On Sunday Morning Murder Songs, Aaron Orbit unabashedly offers a patchwork of inspirations ” ’80s-era Michael Jackson, early Elton John, Bowie, Elliot Smith, (Pink Floyd?) held together by a thread of musical theater waxed with cynical humor ” and somehow it all works. As a songwriter, Orbit is the perfect ratio of John to Paul. His range and energy as a vocalist bring to mind a seasoned stage performer, and I can’t help but wonder if he doesn’t really belong on Broadway. Though not outshone by the high gloss production on some of the songs, Orbit is at his best when the accompaniment is sparse and the emotion raw. The record is like a sampler of local talent, featuring cameos by a who’s who of the area’s best players. Notable tracks: Screenplay, Prove Me Wrong, Waiting for Signs and Camelot. ” Michel Cicero, VC Reporter

Have Yourself a Funky Christmas Available to Radio Now

Get into the Christmas spirit with Rob Parisi’s Have Yourself a Funky Christmas.

Parisi was the lead singer and guitarist of Wild Cherry. In 1976, they had a massive hit with Play That Funky Music. After Wild Cherry disbanded, Parisi went on to be part of other bands. He is also a composer of smooth jazz and adult contemporary music.

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

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) has a couple of artists in the November 8, 2012 edition of Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update.

Look for Hedley and Paper Route in this week’s issue.

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

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artist Paper Route is in the November 1, 2012 edition of Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update.