‘Launch Music Conference’ Announces Second Round Of Panelists & Artists — Details Here!

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LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival is a jam-packed weekend full of panels, seminars, parties, events and performances. Happening in the beautiful Lancaster County Convention Center and surrounding venues from April 23rd – 26th, industry go-getters and artists are encouraged to meet, network and further their careers all weekend long. During the day, participants can attend a number of panels featuring some of today’s top professionals in the industry including Howard Hertz (Hertz Schram PC), Nick Storch (Artist Group Intl.), and Vince Edwards (Metal Blade Records). At night, LAUNCH Music Conference takes over downtown Lancaster featuring nearly 200 artist showcases from all over the country, representing a variety of musical styles – from rock, folk, pop, punk, singer/songwriter, americana, indie and more. Today, LAUNCH Music Conference is also pleased to welcome artists Alien Ant Farm, (HED) p.e., and I The Breather with the full list of invited acts to be announced Monday, March 9th. Artists are encouraged to register to attend and submit to perform now. The following phase one badge pricing is available. Ticket prices will increase beginning February 9th.

Weekend VIP – $60

  • Free entry to all Conference events and ALL Festival showcases (including Marquee showcases)
  • 2015 compilation CD
  • Attendee bag
  • Attendee party invitation Saturday 4/25
  • Festival T-Shirt
  • VIP perks

Weekend Regular – $35

  • Free entry to all Conference events and all regular Festival showcases
  • Half-price entry into Marquee showcases (noted on schedule)
  • 2015 compilation CD
  • Attendee bag
  • Attendee party invitation Saturday 4/25

Friday ONLY– $20

  • Free entry to all Conference events and all regular Festival showcases on Friday 4/24 only
  • Half-price entry into Marquee showcases (noted on schedule)
  • 2015 compilation CD
  • Attendee bag

Saturday ONLY – $20

  • Free entry to all Conference events and all regular Festival showcases Saturday 4/25 only
  • Half-price entry into Marquee showcases (noted on schedule)
  • 2015 compilation CD
  • Attendee bag

Earlier this month, LAUNCH Music Conference announced their first wave of panelists, artists and seminars including: Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Mike Mowery (Outerloop Management), David Silbaugh (Milwaukee Summerfest), Tim Borror (The Agency Group), Lou Plaia (Reverbnation), Randy Nichols (Force MGMT), James Shotwell (Haulix), Jen Kellogg (Vans Warped Tour / The Entertainment Institute), Joyce Dollinger (Ent. Attorney) with performances by Badfish, Atreyu, and Mo Lowda and The Humble and breakout session with Vocal Coach Deborah “Zuke” Smith (Frank Iero, The Voice).

LAUNCH Music Conference is sponsored by Heineken, Fireball, Dr. McGillicuddy’s, Disc Makers, Millersville University, Strongbow, Lancaster County Convention Center, Substream Music Press, Atomic, Herr’s, The City of Lancaster, The Catalyst Publicity Group, CI, dropcards, Gerhart Coffee, and more to be announced.

Artists and attendees can purchase weekend badges at LaunchMusicConference.com

LAUNCH Music Conference

Where: Lancaster, PA

Dates: April 23rd – 26th

 

Popular Anti-Bullying ‘Teen Nation Tour’ Set To Hit Road Again In 2015!

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In 2009, a man named Lee Wilson came face-to-face with the harshness of bullying when his own son faced a situation with a bully that turned physical. With this happening, Mr. Wilson stepped up, this experience pulling him to create a community program that needed to make kids and teens aware of the bullying within their own communities, including ways to help prevent it. Thus, the Teen Nation Tour was born!

The Teen Nation Tour is a peer-to-peer community service program that prides itself on educating and entertaining youth about bullying in a way students can relate and that is through the power of music.

Aiming toward schools, this tour features young music artists from across the country who are known for their top music hits appearing on radio shows, YouTube, television and more. Not only do these amazing young people take the time to share their experiences and knowledge of bullying, they also perform concerts at different venues.

They recently ended their 2014 Tour in December. Now, the Teen Nation Tour will be ready to hit the pavement starting this January 2015 coming to a city near you with their 2015 Teen Nation “”Timeout” To End Bullying” Campaign. Their plans are all set to visit over 20,000 kids in schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, children’s hospital and other youth organizations. An amazing part of this tour is where Teen Nation will choose a nominated student in each city they visit to award the Teen Excellence award.

The tour plans begin on January 12th making stops in Dallas, Texas; San Antonio, Texas and Austin, Texas then picking back up in the fall heading up the west coast to Boise, Idaho; Salt Lake City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona and so many more wonderful places!

Many performers will be joining the Tour this year, including the face of the Teen Nation Tour and headliner, JRyan. Others joining in on this fantastic campaign are Dylan Rey, Simply Rayne, Aingea Venuto, Celeste Kellogg, Jared Salas, RebelMann, Faith Marie, Jeremiah Jay, Savannah Garza, Rudi Alizah, Colton Jacobson, Kaylin Roberson and Delaney Ann!

It’s truly amazing what Teen Nation Tour has accomplished so far in the last few years for many communities. They began with only with a few cities back in 2012, but Teen Nation Tour has grown in 2014 to reach more than half a million people — more than 330 schools and venues in over 40 cities in 22 states! And this year, they’re ready to reach even further!

Perhaps one day, every community in the country will join them in the fight against bullying; helping to raise awareness and learning prevention methods.

Did you know that bullying has become one of the greatest widespread issues children, teens and young adults face a lot of these days? What some people don’t know is that it can happen anywhere, not only in school or on the bus. Bullying has no limitations or restrictions as it can range from simple teasing and name-calling to a severe physical altercation to a nasty text message you receive on your phone.

Many different forms of bullying exist that you or someone you know might be dealing with/have dealt with such as:

  • Verbalinsults, mean jokes, teasing, etc.
  • Physicalhitting, kicking, physical attack upon a person, etc.
  • Indirectcruel rumors, purposeful exclusion from group/activities, etc.
  • Cyberbullying an electronic medium-type of bullying which can consist of text messages, emails, chatrooms, IMs, etc. Also fits in with “Indirect” bullying.

If you or someone you know has experienced any form of bullying, help make a stand and say “TIMEOUT!” as it’s time to stop!

For more information on the amazing Teen Nation Tour, please head to www.TeenNationTour.org!

Jake Miller, Christina Grimmie & More To Perform At The Rose Bowl In L.A.!!!

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Hey L.A.!!! Get ready to party with KIIS FM in L.A. from September 11th – 13th before One Direction takes the stage at the Rose Bowl! You will enjoy live performances from some of your favorite artists for FREE at the Picnic in the Park event taking place directly at the Rose Bowl! All performances begin at 2 pm so check out when one of your favorite artists will be performing below!

THURSDAY PERFORMANCES: 

  • Tiffany Houghton
  • Bean
  • Christina Grimmie
  • Bea Miller
  • Jacob Latimore

FRIDAY PERFORMANCES: 

  • Bean
  • Bea Miller
  • Jacob Latimore
  • Christina Grimmie
  • SYD Youth

SATURDAY PERFORMANCES: 

  • Bean
  • Bea Miller
  • SYD Youth
  • Christina Grimmie
  • Jake Miller

Have You Listened To Jack & Jack’s Newest Single “Cold Hearted”?

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Several days ago, Jack & Jack released their 6th iTunes single and it is currently doing very well on iTunes. Thanks to their celeb friends along with loyal fans, the duo’s newest single “Cold Hearted” is doing quite well. The song can be found on iTunes here, so check it out!

Taylor Swift Discusses The Future Of The Music Industry

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Taylor Swift is a gal who is always ahead of the curve with what’s new and hot in music. Recently she sat down with the Wall Street Journal by writing a letter discussing the future of the music industry and where she sees fans and band relationships going in the coming years, as well as celebrity-ism, album sales, and more.

Taylor says, “Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It’s my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album’s price point is. I hope they don’t underestimate themselves or undervalue their art.”

“In mentioning album sales, I’d like to point out that people are still buying albums, but now they’re buying just a few of them. They are buying only the ones that hit them like an arrow through the heart or have made them feel strong or allowed them to feel like they really aren’t alone in feeling so alone. It isn’t as easy today as it was 20 years ago to have a multiplatinum-selling album, and as artists, that should challenge and motivate us.”

“A friend of mine, who is an actress, told me that when the casting for her recent movie came down to two actresses, the casting director chose the actress with more Twitter followers. I see this becoming a trend in the music industry. For me, this dates back to 2005 when I walked into my first record-label meetings, explaining to them that I had been communicating directly with my fans on this new site called Myspace. In the future, artists will get record deals because they have fans — not the other way around.”

“I predict that some things will never change. There will always be an increasing fixation on the private lives of musicians, especially the younger ones. Artists who were at their commercial peak in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s tell me, “It was never this crazy for us back then!” And I suspect I’ll be saying that same thing to younger artists someday (God help them). There continues to be a bad girl vs. good girl/clean-cut vs. sexy debate, and for as long as those labels exist, I just hope there will be contenders on both sides. Everyone needs someone to relate to.”

Taylor is clearly a brilliant young lady and an amazing artist. We look forward to seeing what’s next for the music business, as well as what we’ll see in the future for Taylor’s music as well!

Do you agree with Taylor’s musical predictions? Let us know in our comment box below!

JLo Wants Selena Gomez To Play Her In A Movie!

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Selena Gomez has tons of fans and now even superstars are loving miss Gomez! JLo, also known as Jennifer Lopez has revealed that she would love for Selena to play her in a movie in the future!

JLo says, “I would want Selena Gomez to play me in a movie, she is a cutie.”

JLo got her start by playing Chicano artist Selena in the mid-90’s. Do you think that Selena Gomez would make a good JLo someday? Let us know in the comments below!

King The Kid Stream New EP ‘Breakaway’ With Substream Music Press

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Hitting a record of 8.5 Million views on YouTube and nearly 116k YouTube Subscribers to date, the pop/rock trio King The Kid paired up with Substream Music Press to stream their new 5-track EP,Breakaway, which will officially release tomorrow 6/24. The band is heading out on a short European tour in support of the release.
Listen King The Kid’s Breakaway here.
 
Breakaway EP Tracklisting
1. Love Away
2. So Long (My Lover)
3. Lost & Found
4. All or Nothing
5. One Night

Skye Stevens Performing At The Belasoco For YFM Live!

yfm liveSkye Stevens has been invited to play at the Belasoco on June 25th at 7 p.m. in Hollywood for YFM Live, an event company providing music events geared toward teens in fun, safe environments. Other artists like Diamante and Jake Paul have join this awesome event as well.

To make sure you get your tickets, just click here. Will you be there? Who are you looking forward to see?

Watch DigiFest NYC 2014 On Livestream!

digifest ryan seacrestHow much do you love and enjoy music artists like Before You Exit or Fifth Harmony? Perhaps you have a thing for the guys of Midnight Red or Ryan Beatty? How cool would it be for them and more to perform in one single place? That’s how it’s going to be happening today, June 7th!

In New York City, the world’s first social media music festival will be happening: DigiFest NYC 2014! More than 80+ artists will be performing live at the event beginning at 3 p.m. until late into the night!

You can’t go to DigiFest? Not a problem! A livestream of the event will be streamed on Ryan Seacrest’s YouTube channel so you can’t miss a thing! So, plan your evening around DigiFest!

Catch The 49th Annual ACM Awards Tonight

49th-Annual-ACM-Awards-CountryMusicRocks.net_1Make sure you have your evening set tonight as the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony will happen. This big event will be hosted by country music sensations Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. I’ve already gone as far as booking Luke Bryan concert tickets for when he’s in town again – I can’t wait to see him again!

You can also watch the Red Carpet live to check out your favorite artists like Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, George Strait and so many more! To view, just head to the livestream site at 6:30 p.m. EST/3:30 p.m. PST.

Catch all of your favorite country artists tonight, Sunday April 6th at 8 p.m. EST only on CBS!

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