November 2013

November 2013 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 28, 2013 edition of Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update.

Look for At Long Last, Shiah Luna, and Eric Dash in this issue.

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

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) has several artists in the November 21, 2013 edition of Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update.

Look for At Long Last, Shiah Luna, Eric Dash, and Christy Angeletti in this week’s issue.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Impacting Top 40/Hot AC Radio

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra is impacting Top 40/Hot AC radio with Dreams of Fireflies.

The tour of their current show, The Lost Christmas Eve, begins this Wednesday.

Find out where TSO is playing this winter.

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

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) has several artists in the November 14, 2013 edition of Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update.

Look for At Long Last, Shiah Luna, Eric Dash, and Christy Angeletti in this week’s issue.

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

Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) has several artists in the November 7, 2013 edition of Billboard’s Top Forty Mid Week Update.

Look for At Long Last, Eric Dash, and Christy Angeletti in this week’s issue.

Annie Hecht Impacting Top 40/Hot AC Radio

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Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artist Annie Hecht is impacting Top 40/Hot AC radio with Christmas in NY.

Recording artist, singer-songwriter Annie Hecht and her husband Stuart began their musical collaboration when Stuart placed an add in New York City’s “Village Voice” for a singer for his band, and they’ve been making music together ever since. They lived in New York City’s lower east side for several years, thriving on the artists’ life there, playing and singing in cafes and clubs. Annie and Stuart also completed masters studies in music and performance at New York University.

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

BZZZ Impacting Top 40/Hot AC Radio

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Howard Rosen Promotion (www.howiewood.com) artist BZZZ is impacting Top 40/Hot AC radio with Can’t Stop Running.

BZZZ is an indie electropop band that delivers big sounds, big beats, and fervent vocals. Composed of the multi-talented songwriter/performer/producer duo of Sean Beste and James Fleege; BZZZ wrings fresh/next generation pop out of an organic, analog approach to making electronic dance music, one handcrafted sound at a time.

BZZZ music is produced without the use of any samples, and all the instruments and sounds are generated from real instruments, vintage synths, and real musicians. Each song takes about 3 months to complete from start to finish. The editing is all done by hand, with no use of plugins or other shortcuts to achieve the signature production effects. There are very few contemporary EDM artists who produce music in this way – the bulk of today’s EDM music is produced “in the box”, using midi and software synths, presets, and samples. This is the reason it all starts to sound the same, because they are all using the same building blocks, software synths and samples. BZZZ set out to create a sound that is unique, built from the ground up. It’s tedious and time consuming, but the response to the sound has been extremely positive. Fans notice the freshness, the craft, and the musicianship that goes into every BZZZ track. They can tell it’s different, and are hungry for more.

BZZZ’ 2013 debut EP The Conclusion is turning heads across the music industry; generating rave reviews from influential DJS and 5 star ratings on iTunes, landing on global distributor’s hot lists; and being licensed for advertising, film and television.

From The Conclusion EP comes “Can’t Stop Running”, BZZZ’ breakout single featuring recording artists Jay Buchanan and Doll Knight. Jay Buchanan is the powerhouse lead singer of Rival Sons whose single “Keep On Swinging” was a #1 hit on the Canada Rock Chart in 2012. The other featured vocalist, Doll Knight, is the lead singer for The Ultimate Bearhug, whose 2012 album “Just South of Los Angeles” was nominated for Best Song and Album of the Year at the 2013 Orange County (OC) Music Awards.

Pianist and vocalist Beste honed his chops in pop epi-center Los Angeles while fronting his first band Square, a jazz-rock trio who took the Orange County music scene by storm in the early 2000s. After a successful run, Square eventually disbanded, with members James Valentine and Ryland Steen moving on to become key members of the bands Maroon 5 and Reel Big Fish, respectively. After the Square breakup and prior to the formation of BZZZ, Beste focused on writing and producing and in the process was introduced to a mecca of talent and characters in the LA scene, many of whom he calls on today to flavor the BZZZ sound.

A musician’s musician, Fleege rounds out the BZZZ sound with the contribution of a diverse range of instrument mastery. Stints in the Nashville and New York City music scenes led to acceptance to and attendance of Berklee College of Music in Boston, where Fleege pursued a degree in Music Production and Engineering until joining Beste and BZZZ. Equally comfortable slapping a bass, laying down funk guitar, or dropping big beats; Fleege’s performances give the BZZZ sound an organic, natural feel missing in most contemporary dance and pop music.

For more on BZZZ, visit their website, Facebook, and Twitter.