Music and Media : Music Launch Summit

One of the biggest things I have been doing in the music industry recently has been learning to branch out. And some of that effort has been through working with other professionals in the industry and through various networking events like Music Launch Summit.

Music Launch Summit is a FREE 3 week online conference series (Spanning September 13th-October 4th) created and hosted by musician and industry professional,Steve Palfreyman. Palfreyman believes that as a community, people can learn from one another and through the Summit this can reach a huge impact. “Building a new music industry means working together, from all corners of the globe and industry,” explains Palfreyman. “I’ve been so lucky to attend stacks of music conferences around the globe and I wanted to create a place where anybody would have access to the knowledge, inspiration and connection to peers that have made such an impact in my own vision and career. That’s what the Music Launch Summit is.”

Through exclusive interviews, viewers are invited to listen and learn from other professionals about how to make in big in the industry, and on extensive topics spanning the industry such as press releases, recording information or just communication and more. With a focus on launching music in a refreshing new way, the conference will bring artists the tools they need to stop their releases from falling on deaf ears, while aspiring entrepreneurs will develop new insight and inspiration into how some of the industry’s leading professionals have carved out careers in the industry and how viewers can do the same and be inspired to grow their careers.

With nearly 50 master classes with the brightest minds in the music business, this is one conference you don’t want to miss out on. Although the free access gives you an incredible opportunity to view the streams, VIP Access members will have lifetime access to all the Master Classes (even those that have passed) along with a 4-week implementation program for launching their next project, and a bunch of other goodies available through the Music Launch Summit programs!

While the conference is wrapping up over the last week into October 4th, you can still catch more info and details on the conference on the Music Hub/ Music Launch Summit Website here, or chat with some professionals in the industry through the conference Facebook group here.

 

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WARPED INTERVIEW (JULY 15, 2016 BURGETTSTOWN) – CAN YOU HEAR ME?

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Punk In Wonderland correspondent, Kerry, got to learn more about Can You Hear Me?, a very special non-profit organization allowing youths to feel safe and speak freely on topics that really matter… especially those dealing with mental health and suicide awareness. Speaking with Founder, Ashley Adler Coro, we get an insight to how the organization has grown, personal goals and stories and how coming together on the Vans Warped Tour has given CYHM a platform for the scene.
Read the full interview below the jump and keep up with all the great things CYHM does by following their Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook socials!

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Music and Media: Blink 182 “Bored To Death” Covers Sweep The Internet

blink-182-all-american-low-2016-tour-dates-poster-600x454.jpgSomething has to be said about the massive wave of 2000’s pop-punk nostalgia we are getting from the music scene this year…And with this comes new music from some of our all time favorites, Blink 182. From last year’s breakup and lineup changes removing Tom Delonge for Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba… the band has been working on new material and touring with the new lineup.

Now, Blink have announced a new album called California, which is set to be released on July 1st, 2016. California will be special as a comeback record, as it will be the first album in 5 years from Blink 182, and the first including Skiba.

With the announcement of the album, also came tour news and the new song that has the internet and fans rejoicing, “Bored To Death”.  Bringing in an eerie “Adam’s Song” likeness and style of older Blink 182 with heavy basslines and Mark’s vocals, it’s no surprise it is a huge hit among fans as the band makes their comeback.

The song even sparked internet creators to do various covers, including one in particular from Youtuber Alex Melton. Although the original recording is the official lineup of Mark, Travis and Matt… this Youtube musician took it a step further with his cover to mimic the iconic vocals of old vocalist and guitarist, Tom Delonge.

Alex states, “I was curious to know what the new Blink-182 single would sound like if Tom was still in the band, so I recorded a version doing my best Mark and Tom impressions, and just trying to get a passable attempt at Travis’s ridiculous drum parts.”

We commend your talent Alex, to give such an interesting take on the new song (and giving all our hearts a bit of homage to the old Blink lineup and Delonge) as it gives a dynamic that is so unique in itself coming from another musician so inspired by the band.

Check out the cover below and make sure to preorder California here or purchase tickets to the tour here!

Stories For Monday Is Here!

The highly anticipated album, Stories For Monday, from The Summer Set is finally here!

The album plays out as a comeback album for The Summer Set, although never officially broken up, the band did almost give up on music a year ago before coming back together to write Stories For Monday, making it unique with it’s themes and lyrics.Along with the soft vocals of front man Brian Logan Dales, this album is definitely something special to the band, and something new and unique to share with their audience.

The track “All In” definitely fits the vibe for a comeback record, as it highlights all the current band members and the moment they came back together as a band to continue making music and continue on as friends.

Make sure to purchase Stories For Monday and catch The Summer Set on tour in May, as well as dates on the Vans Warped Tour this summer!

3 years without My Chemical Romance

Earlier this week on March 22, 2016,  marked the 3 year anniversary of when emo band My Chemical Romance called it quits. While former members are still making music and successful solo careers, there is still a huge hole in many fans hearts that only MCR can fulfil.

Ex – Frontman Gerard Way, recently tweeted his acknowledgement of the anniversary. “The last three years definitely feel like ten,” Way said. “In a much better place- happy, productive. Of course I miss everyone. Thanks for the support.”

 

Although Way leaves the anniversary on a positive note, many fans would love a potential reunion and comeback of the band, even though many of the former members have moved on to bigger projects in the music scene.

Until then, one can always reminisce on the greatness that was mid-2000’s MCR in all their glory. And if Gerard feels better then we should be okay… (we’re not okay, we promise).

Revive those MCR feels with some throwback videos below of the iconic band :

Andy Black releases video for new song “We Don’t Have To Dance”

Black Veil Brides frontman, Andy Biersack, has been working on forming his solo project Andy Black for over a year now. Starting off with an audience begging for more when first song, “They Don’t Need To Understand” debuted, the musician has been fairly quiet about the project until now.

With teasers released over the last few months, we finally get another video from the upcoming debut album from the musician, a song titled “We Don’t Have To Dance”.

The song is taken from Andy’s debut album ‘The Shadow Side’, which is set to release on May 6th via Island Records.

Seattle Police station share photos of shotgun in Cobain case

The fabled case of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has been floating about the media for the past two decades. Cobain’s body was found in Seattle on April 8, 1994. An investigation determined that days earlier, Cobain had gone into the greenhouse of his large home and taken a massive dose of heroin. He then shot himself with a 20-gauge shotgun and Cobain’s death was ultimately ruled a suicide.

Recently, the 90’s grunge rocker’s name is back in the news yet again, as the Seattle Police Station revealed new photos of the shotgun found at the 1994 crime scene.

Seattle police cold case Detective Mike Ciesynski is shown holding Cobain’s gun at different angles in five photos posted to the police department’s website Wednesday.

This is the first time the Nirvana frontman’s gun, recently photographed and released by cold case homicide Det. Michael Ciesynski (pictured below), has been shown to the public.

 

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Det. Micheal Ciesynski pictured with case shotgun.

Although the case was re-opened briefly in 2014 to develop extra film in the file, the Seattle Police Department still conclude the grunge star’s death a suicide.

 

Conspiracy or not, this allows us all to jump back to the 90’s and grunge rock high just for a little while… especially now that various documentaries on the Cobain case (Soaked in Bleach and Kurt and Courtney) are featured on Netflix streaming. 😉

Link to more photos and full case on file from Seattle Police Dept. : http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2014/03/31/detectives-reviews-cobain-case-which-remains-closed/

 

Watch Josh Ramsay’s emotional performance of ‘Wildfire’

While Mariana’s Trench have been busy touring for months this spring in the U.S after the October release of Astoria, a new chapter is unfolding as the Canadian band head home to continue the tour in Canada.

One of these highlights is the first performance of ‘Wildfire’, a song that was specifically cut out of the tour lineup, at least until the March 9th show of the Never Say Die Tour in Kingston, ON.

Front-man Josh Ramsay previewed that something special was coming via Twitter for the Candian tour, that would take a lot of courage and be emotionally tolling.

And then March 9th rolled around and ‘Wildfire’ was performed live for the first time on the tour.

Ramsay quickly states to the crowd that he “Honestly wasn’t ready to perform it in front of anyone yet. Be gentle.” before slowly going into a powerful performance.

Throughout the performance, Ramsay struggles a bit, but ultimately gives the crowd an emotional and fantastic performance.  And it’s absolutely beautiful.

Watch the performance below courtesy of Canandian fan,  Grace Bongard :

 

Twitter overflowed with messages after the performance, and Ramsay wrote simply :

All the love to Josh Ramsay and to the guys of Mariana’s Trench for spreading beautiful music wherever they go! ❤

 

Catch Mariana’s Trench on Tour Now : CANADA DATES

Purchase Astoria : Itunes  Amazon

 

Bring Me The Horizon release video for ‘Follow You’

Bring Me The Horizon have just released a brand new video for the track “Follow You” off of their 5th studio album released earlier this year, That’s The Spirit.

The video has an eerie,  apocalyptic vibe which was not what most fans expected for this song… but definitely gives the song a whole new image and feeling. There are many graphic scenes, violence, some societal commentary and even zombies. It’s definitely a war zone to say the least.

Although different than expected, the internet has already spread a few memes of the video’s main character… and it’s pretty entertaining.

All in all, the video is beautifully done and definitely sends the message that That’s The Spirit embodies as an album.

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Catch Bring Me The Horizon on their headlining tour starting this April : Bring Me The Horizon announce Spring 2016 Tour!

Melanie Martinez premieres video for ‘Crybaby’

Out of many indie artists, Melanie Martinez has come out on top as one of the biggest of 2016.

After the release of her debut album Cry Baby, the unique female artist has gained a huge following, and fans that are inspired by her unique artistry, creative vision and way of storytelling.  Throughout the album Cry Baby, the audience is pulled into this world of oddities and troubles, and highly relatable family dynamics that are so moving to many in today’s society.

Melanie has released various videos to accompany many tracks on the album, but today was the title track ‘Cry Baby’ and the video can’t be more perfect.

 

Concept albums always are beautifully done and share a uniqueness to anything else when it comes to videos.

With the story of Martinez’s Cry Baby character… you can’t help but want to know more about her. Throughout other videos such as “Soap”, “Carousel”, “Pity Party” and “DollHouse” you become invested, and with the video for the track “Cry Baby” brings us to the very beginning of the storyline (or so it seems).

Melanie Martinez is currently finishing up her nationwide Cry Baby Tour. Check out the remaining dates here : TOUR DATES 

Or listen to more Melanie Martinez and the Cry Baby album below :