Sunday, April 29, 2012

Artist do not need a music label musicians and industry pros are told at first Noize Entertainment Expo in Hollywood, CA

(L-R) Darryl Swann, Sam Kling, Peermusic, Chad Richardson,
Ole,  Jessa Gelt,  EMI Music and Moderator Felicia,
 "The Poetess" Morris Roscoe's Media Center Musicians Institute
Article first published as Music Business Makes a Lot of "Noize" in Hollywood on Technorati.

The music business makes a lot of “Noize” in Hollywood
Jessa Geit, EMI Publishing

“Artists don’t need a label anymore,” Panelist 
Jessa Gelt, EMI Music Publishing told a crowd of 
mostly music enthusiasts, artists and industry pros at 
the First Noize Entertainment Expo (April 28, 2012) 
at the Musicians Institute, Hollywood CA. “We have 
songwriters, who have been dropped from other labels,
we have songwriters, who have partnered with 
other songwriters and have form bands. The 
Internet provides international resources.” 
Topics ranged from “Indie vs. Major” (labels) State
of Industry to the “Pros and Cons’ of publishing.
 Panelist discussed critical observations of writing, 
producing and distributing music.  Attendees got the 
rare chance to meet face to face with industry experts who all agreed that, 
“technology has turned everything upside down creating a lot of noise.” 
 “Thanks to the 
Internet there are no rules and forget about the business model, too,”  said 
Darryl Swann, who’s is a long time contributor to ASCAP, and is a writer, 
record producer, and developer of emerging artists under his own production 
company Senova Media.
Darryl Swann, Senova Media
“Great songs and great production will always be 
here, and it’s all cyclical. We were so enamored with 
ProTools, Apple -Logic and all the technology it’s like
a toy. We’re putting that toy away and getting back 
the songs.” Swann, an American record producer, 
songwriter, educator and musician. He has worked 
with prominent artists including Macy Gray,
 Black Eyed Peas,  Mos Def among others. He has also 
done substantial work for  Atlantic  Records,
Sony Records, and Universal Records. He teaches 
music at the Musicians Institute and UCLA. And how 
do artists make money? “That’s the million dollar 
question,” he said. “Music today is pretty much a 
promotional vehicle, where you bring people to your brand.”
Best advice? “Think out of the box, and hustle,” said Swann.
The 1st Annual Noize Entertainment Expo provided direct access to big names
in the music industry.  New Artist Junior Wright, Hollywood, who just release 
his debut album “Come to Me”, said, “It was amazing to meet some of the 
legends that takes sometimes years happen,” he said.
The one-day-event allowed budding musicians and artists to take
part in various discussions and network face-to- face with top industry professionals, as well as participate in a prestigious pre-selected artist 
showcase, accordingto Dre Griffin, Phantom Muzik, who coordinated the event. 
The event was one of the longest running events of the music industry
in Hollywood in recent memory. Registration started at 8:00 A.M. and
end with representatives from Myspace and Syco on marketing and 
"packaging your project," and "bulding a winning team of musicians and 
the A&R's."
(L-R) Darryl Swann, Sam Kling, Peermusic, Chad Richardson,
Ole,  Jessa Gelt,  EMI Music
 at the first Entertainment Noize Expo.
Panelists and speakers included:  Julia Betley (RCA Records)Tom Morgan (Sony Music), Tavi Shabestari (BMI), Latanya Newt (BET Networks), Sam Taylor (EMI Music Publishing), James Leach (SESAC), Jerome Spence and Sam Kling (Peermusic), Chris Lakey (Kobalt Music Publishing), Julia Henry (Fox Sports/Music Supervisor), Jennifer DaRe - ATN Management, Norwood Fisher (Co-Founder & Bassist for Fishbone), Jason Green (Crimson Group/Def Jam Universal), Chad Richardson (Ole'), John Acosta (Professional Musicians Local 47), Randy Hankins (High School Tours), Eric Bellinger (Songwriter/The Writing Camp), Darryl Swann (Senova Media), Livio Harris (Notting Hill Music), Eric Knight (Singer/Songwriter), Zues Zamani (AZ Productions), Jeff Porter (Ostrow and Company) and Bobby Reed (Bobby Reed Productions).
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Singer/Songwriter Artist Junior Wright participating in “Noize Entertainment Expo 2012” - an action-packed music conference


Julia Betley (RCA Records), James Leach (SESAC), Jessa Gelt (EMI Music), 
Latanya Newt (BET Networks), Tom Morgan (Sony Music)
and more are confirmed
LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2012— The rock stars of the 
music business will huddle this Saturday, April 28, 2012, 
at the Noize Entertainment Expo 2012 at the Musicians 
Institute, Hollywood. New Artist Junior Wright, 
Hollywood, who just release his debut album
 “Come to Me”, plans to attend the action-packed 
music and film interactive conference.  The conference 
features expert speakers and panel topics in the music 
business, recording, production, publishing and film/TV 
production. “I’m excited about attending the Expo this weekend, “Wright said.
The one-day-event allows budding musicians and artists take part in various discussions and network with top ndustry professionals, as well as participate in a prestigious pre-selected artist showcase. General admission tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting:

Junior Wright of Hollywood, a North Carolina 
native, is a songwriter and producer of his first 
album, “Come to Me”, which is a collection of 
new age, dance, pop and acoustic songs/music. 
“I was inspired by Prince, who takes risks, and
the late Michael Jackson, who was unique,” said 
Junior Wright, who started his entertainment 
career in acting and dancing in Charlotte, NC. 
Wright says he loves different genres of music and artists ranging from Jason Aldean and Stevie Wonder to Mariah Carey and Incubus. 
For the full story and conference details visit: 

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

(Brad Smulson, OBOL works with Eileen Smulson, and Aida Mayo,
MAYO  Communications at the world's largest Pet Expo in  Orange County.

When Eileen Smulson rescued a dog from the animal shelter, which was lost wondering on the highway, little did she know it would change her life in two ways. First, recognizing that by having a blanket under a dog or cat, they keep warm and are more appealing for adoption at animal shelters. And secondly, Smulson found by collecting blankets there was a huge need. That need is some 60 animal rescue shelters in Southern California. Roll forward two years, and thousands of blankets and animal supplies later, OPERATION BLANKETS OF LOVE, saves 2,000 animals per month. 
“MAYO Communications was one of the first to announce our passion to provide aid and comfort to homeless animals,” said Founder Eileen Smulson, Operation Blankets of Love.  “I saved Ginger and she became my inspiration for OBOL.” Smulson, who never had a dog before, said she didn’t know what to do. 
“We fell in love with each other, and now we save and comfort 2,000 dogs and cats in shelters each month,” she explained. Smulson says OBOL needs a transportation van, clean recycled and new blankets, towels, pet beds, collars, leashes, dog clothes, food and water bowls, grooming supplies, crates carriers and dog igloos. OBOL also needs storage facilities. The nonprofit 501c is a partner service provider for The American Red Cross. 
MAYO Communications is providing national publicity for OBOL activities, 
including bringing animals to grade school classrooms to teach humane education 
to promoting OBOL’s participation in animal events like the large Pet Expo at the 
Orange County fairgrounds (
(bldg. #10 booth #1044/1045). (Friday – Sunday), April 20-22, 2012.

For media interviews call Aida Mayo, MAYO Communications, 818-340-5300.
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Friday, April 13, 2012

“2012 Best Rock Artist” nominee Kristen Faulconer plans to run in 5K Walk/Run to benefit as part of Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

Reverbnation’s  2012 Indie Music Channel Awards 
“Best Rock Artist” and “Best Pop Song”  Nominee
 Kristen Faulconer plans to participate in the
10th Annual Victory of Victims Run/Walk Sunday, 
April 15th, at Lake Balboa Park (6330 Woodley 
Avenue Lake Balboa, CA 91406) Los Angeles, CA. 
“I am an abuse survivor and my music is about 
empowering and uplifting people,” said Faulconer.  
“I wrote many of my songs about the abuse I 
endured and my struggles with being adopted.
The 5K Walk/Run and 10K River Run event benefits The Center for 
Assault Treatment Services (CATS) at Northridge Hospital Medical 
Center is the only 24/7 program for victims of sexual assault and 
abuse in the San 
Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Faulconer has started a 
movement and anti-abuse group on Facebook, too. It’s called, 
“Revolution Against Abuse”

“My music is really an expression of the abusive experiences I have
had over the years,” said Faulconer. I support any benefit programs 
that aim to prevent child abuse and neglect before it starts.”
Faulconer has been nominated for Reverbnation's 2012 Indie 
Music Channel Awards for "Best Rock Artist" and "Best Pop Song."
 The song Nominated is (Fun” 

The event is set for Sunday, April 29th at the
House of Blues, Hollywood.

Kristen Faulconer also has a new band. They are: Cy Passley on 
lead guitar, Mike Talanca on bass, and Blake Padveen on drums. 
Faulconer is working on a new album release this fall entitled, 
“Phoenix”, and some of the songs are posted on iTunes. 
Faulconer has already been nominated for another awards 
show in November. Sponsors for Faulconer’s charity event 
include:   Joel Mosely/Personal Trainer, The Sound Bakery 
Production, and David Dance Italy.
The winners are selected by a panel of judges and fans can
 not vote, it is based solely on the quality of the music and the 
performance of the artist.  
“We are looking forward to giving back to the community and 
having a great race day,” said Falconer.  For more about 
Kristen Faulconer, visit: On and On

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Join me on


SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012


RACE TO SAVE VICTIMS OF ABUSE and RAISE FUNDS for Northridge Hospital’s Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS), 24/7 immediate response program serving victims of sexual abuse and assault.

Please join us in helping to “Break the Silence and Stop the Abuse” by participating in the walk/run! Make your miles mean something more… get your family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you for a great cause! Receive a great prize for raising $100, $200, $400 or $750.
Date:Sunday, April 15, 2012
Time:5K starts at 8:00 am
10K starts at 8:30 am
Kids Fun Run starts at 10:00 am
Location:Lake Balboa Park
6330 Woodley Avenue
Lake Balboa, CA 91406
& Parking:
405 Freeway to Victory Blvd.
West on Victory Blvd. to Woodley Ave.
Left on Woodley Ave., going south.
Walk/jog to the Expo Area on east side of Woodley

Public Transit
Los Angeles Metro Orange Line (Busway) Woodley Station
Fees:5K/10K $35 until 4/1/12; $40 after 4/1/12
Kids Fun Run $10 until 4/1/12; $15 after 4/1/12
Registration:1. Register online at
Online Registration closes:
April 11, 2012 11:59 PM Pacific Time

2. Register by mail postmarked by April 6th
Victory for Victims Walk/Run
14529 Gault Street, Van Nuys, CA 91405
Make checks payable to Northridge Hospital Foundation/CATS

3. Register at packet pick-up on Saturday 4/14, noon - 4pm

4. Register on event morning Register on event morning 4/15 beginning at 6:30am ($40 registration fee)
FORM A RACE DAY TEAM:Team Captains must register online first by selecting the Team Captain category and entering team name.
Team Members can then register by selecting the Team Member category and selecting the appropriate team name from the drop down box on the form.
Online Fundraising to support CATS
When you register online, a fundraising page will automatically be created for you. You will be able to customize your page (add a picture, set a goal, etc). Team Fund-raising pages will be created when the Team Captain registers. Email the link to your fundraising page to your friends & family and raise pledges online! Money will automatically be sent to the organization, and your donors will receive a confirmation with their tax id information.
The 5K starts on Woodley Avenue and travels past the Woodley Lakes Golf Course and into Lake Balboa Park, then goes around Lake Balboa and returns to finish in beautiful Woodley Park to the sound of live music and cheering crowds!
The 10K starts on Woodley Avenue with runners going past the Basin Wildlife area, along the LA River Tributary and past Woodley Lakes Golf Course and around Lake Balboa Park to finish in beautiful Woodley Park to the sound of live music and cheering crowds!
Both races are fast and flat!
Accurate race results using chip timing services provided byPrime Time timing & finish line management company
Packet Pick-up:
(Bib, T-shirt
and timing chip)
1. Saturday, 4/14 from 12 noon- 4pm
Enter the paved parking lot in Woodley Park on the east side of Woodley Ave south of Victory Blvd. There will be signs and a white tent set up in the parking lot with volunteers to assist you with registration and picking up your bib, T-shirt and timing chip.
You can also register for the event at this time and pick up your packet.
2. Sunday 4/15 beginning at 6:30am
On race morning, you can pick up your packet starting at 6:30am at the event site.
Meet the
Meet Olympic legend, Rafer Johnson, presenting the wining medals at the Awards Ceremony and taking photographs with winners and event participants. Join Master of Ceremonies, Shawn Parr, Go Country 105FM, and see Commander Chuck Street land the KIIS FM helicopter! Also, the LA Laker Girls are invited back once gain this year to lead the aerobic warm-up exercises!
Fabulous Expo
and Finish Line
Everyone is encouraged to stay and enjoy the exciting Business, Health and Fitness Expo, complimentary food and drinks (Los Toros Mexican Restaurant, Panera Bread, Jamba Juice, Albertsons Market and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream), the Cool-Down Lounge (Free massage from Naya Fresh Body Spa and Everest College Massage Therapy), and the Kids Fun Zone (karate demonstrations and balloon sculptures.)
Proceeds benefit:
The Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS) at Northridge Hospital Medical Center is the only 24/7 program for victims of sexual assault and abuse in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. CATS provides medical evidentiary exams, forensic interviews, case management and referrals to victims of all ages. Since 1997, CATS has provided critically needed services to nearly 10,000 victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault to help them begin the process of healing and recovery!