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R&B Vocalist OYA Releases NEW MUSIC VIDEO | “Peace In The Valley”

Indie Artist OYA, Releases 2nd Single
“Peace In The Valley”
With New Music Video

September 25, 2013-LOS ANGELES, CA – Independent music artist OYA, has released her second single PEACE IN THE VALLEY, from her debut cd SPIRIT OF OYA, accompanied by a MUSIC VIDEO, for the classic gospel rendition.

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Reggae Producer Kemar “Flava” McGregor Signs New Deal with Veal-Steen Music Publishing

Reggae Producer Kemar “Flava” McGregor Signs Administration/Distribution Deal with Veal-Steen Music Publishing and
LGN Entertainment

Melbourne, FL, September 25, 2013 –(– Florida-based Veal-Steen Music Publishing announced today the signing of an exclusive publishing-administration and distribution deal with producer Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor, enabling a mainstream-media presence for McGregor’s new “pop-reggae” genre.

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Wynton Marsalis to Release “The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis” on Oct. 22nd, 2013

Wynton Marsalis Personally Compiles And Produces The Spiritual Side Of
Wynton Marsalis

Rich collection of spiritually inspired works recorded 1988 to 2002, originally released on Columbia Records and Sony Classical, available everywhere October 22

Concurrent with 16-city “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Tour,” October 3-27, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, conductor Damien Sneed, and 70-voice Chorale Le Chateau

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Pulitzer Prize and nine-time Grammy Award®-winning musician, and Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis digs into his rich collection of spiritually inspired recordings at the Columbia and Sony Classical labels for The Spiritual Side Of Wynton Marsalis (

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Mosaic Records to Release “The Complete Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald Decca Sessions (1934-1941)” on Oct. 8th, 2013

Mosaic Records Celebrates
30th Anniversary Year
with The Complete Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald
Decca Sessions (1934-1941)

Spectacular Collaboration of Two Legends
Set for October 8 Release

Throughout the glorious history of jazz, special collaborative relationships have been a rich source of profound musical creativity. Ellington/Strayhorn, Bird & Diz; Miles and Trane; and the list goes on. But no relationship has had a greater impact upon both the lives and legacies of the partners more than that of Ella Fitzgerald and Chick Webb.

Singer/Songwriter Aloe Blacc Releases New EP, “Wake Me Up” TODAY

Aloe Blacc To Release Major-Label Debut EP, Wake Me Up, On September 24th


SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Soul singer and songwriter Aloe Blacc — who co-wrote and provided vocals for Avicii’s international hit single “Wake Me Up” — will release an EP, also entitled Wake Me Up, on September 24th, the same day he performs at the iTunes Festival in London. The EP, featuring four tracks, will be Blacc’s first major-label debut via XIX Recordings/Interscope Records.

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Guitarist Jonathan Butler to Release Holiday Album, “Merry Christmas To You” on Oct. 1st, 2013

This Christmas will be a very special Christmas for Jonathan Butler

Singer-songwriter-guitarist will release “Merry Christmas To You” on October 1st and embark upon the Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour this holiday season.

Sherman Oaks, Calif.: Santa Claus has a special treat to stuff in the stockings of all the good Jonathan Butler fans this Christmas: the first Christmas album by the two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-guitarist. Butler produced and arranged “Merry Christmas To You,” which will be released October 1 by Artistry Music.

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Mary J. Blige to Release Holiday Album, “A Mary Christmas” on Oct. 15th, 2013

Mary J Blige - A Mary Christmas
Mary J. Blige Is Set To Release Her First Christmas Album With Legendary Producer David Foster
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Iconic Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist Mary J. Blige will release her first-ever holiday album on October 15th, 2013. The album is titled “A Mary Christmas,” and features her soulful interpretation of classic holiday tunes. This is Blige’s 11th studio album since her 1992 debut What’s the 411? In two decades, Blige’s work has earned her numerous awards and she has sold over 50 million records. Among her many accolades, Blige can claim eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy® Awards (she has been nominated for a staggering 29) and four American Music Awards.

New Gospel Release: Singer Paul Porter | “F.R.E.E.” – Coming Oct. 29th, 2013

Gospel Singer Paul Porter Returns with New Album, “F.R.E.E.” on Oct. 29th, 2013

For nearly three decades, Paul Porter has endeared himself to Gospel music lovers around the world. As a founding member, lead vocalist, and songwriter of the legendary group, The Christianaires, he earned numerous nominations and awards — including GRAMMY, Dove and Stellar awards — and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

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TLC Reveals Track Listing & Title of New Album, “20” | Coming Oct. 15th, 2013

TLC Reveal Title and Track-listing For New Collection Inspired By Upcoming VH1 Biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story

New Album 20 Due October 15th, Features Hits Spanning The Multi-Platinum Group’s Two-Decade Career, Plus New Song

TLC To Appear On GMA, The View and Wendy Williams in October

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — TLC, the best-selling female group in music history, has revealed the title and track-listing for their latest collection, which will be released on October 15th by LaFace/Epic Records. Entitled 20 as a nod to the group’s 20-year-plus career, the album features TLC’s biggest hits (including their four No. 1 singles, “Creep,” “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs,” and “Unpretty”), plus a new track written by Ne-Yo, “Meant To Be.”

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Motown Gospel Receives Two Soul Train Nominations

Motown Gospel Receives Two Soul Train Nominations for
Tasha Cobbs and Tye Tribbett

Cobbs and Tribbett Hold Two of the Top 5 Positions on the
Billboard Hot Gospel Albums Chart

(Nashville, TN – September 23, 2013) – Motown Gospel receives two Soul Train nominations for Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance for recording artists Tasha Cobbs and Tye Tribbett.  Cobbs is nominated for her #1 hit anthem, “Break Every Chain” from her Top 5 Billboard album, Grace.  Tribbett is nominated for his hit single, “If He Did It Before…Same God from his #1 album, Greater Than.  The Soul Train Awards will tape in Las Vegas on November 8 and will air on the Centric and BET networks on December 1, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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