Fresh New Spoken Word Competition “LIFT EVERY VOICE” Call For Entries by Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice 2021

Lift Every Voice 2021

Lead by the vibrant younger BHERC members, this new “Signature” program elevates the voices of extraordinary writers and spoken word artists around the globe.

Spoken word artists, poets, and creative writers bring words to life with poetic agility, visual acuity, and agitated vocal percussion; The voice of the people. We are looking for those voices.”

— Sandra J. Evers-Manly, President & Founder BHERC

HOLLYWOOD, CA, USA, March 31, 2021 / — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) along with the capable hands of its NextGen members, with pride and great excitement, announces a Call For Entries for the inaugural BHERC “Lift Every Voice” (LEV) program. This fresh and new Written and Spoken Word Competition introduces a modern pathway for expressions of the “Spoken Word” artistic medium to increase its visibility on the world stage. Beginning April 2, 2021, thru April 23, 2021, 11 PM PDT, anyone who is age 16 and above is eligible to submit. Spoken word artists, poets, creative writers, and all who desires to share their ability to tell stories; to analyze the world or situations decisively and creatively with their words; those who want to offer that knowledge in a way that is available to large and diverse audiences are encouraged to apply at www.BHERC.TV.

About the Competition
An original creation of BHERC, “Lift Every Voice” (LEV) is managed by member Robert McCune and is an important opportunity to create recognition for poets and spoken word artists, especially the younger generation. With the intent to tap into the power of words and ideas, and to engage and nurture a younger generation, LEV intends to create a bridge to understanding the issues — both legacy and contemporary — that many people face today. “‘Lift Every Voice’ is an opportunity for writers and performers to speak for themselves, their families, and the world they live in. Considering the impact of the current climate of the world, and how it has proven to be debilitating, frustrating, resulting in tragedy for so many, this show provides a platform highlighting an area of artistry that is often overlooked.” stated Robert McCune, LEV Program Director. This program also allows BHERC LEV to call out across the globe in search of talented spoken word artists who are ready to let their words be heard. BHERC wants them to be seen and heard and all forms of prose are accepted. However, what makes this program “fresh” and “next level” is the addition of the online, character-driven, multi-episode competition.

What is Different About This Competition
• Character-driven, this multi-episode competition
• (10) Finalist selected to compete for cash prizes
• Finalists/creative writers meet several challenges each week
• Finalists are asked to provide new original works with each challenge.
• They must perform original works for all challenges.
• Eliminations will take place weekly

• Contestants must be age 16 and up, (minors will need parental permission)
• 3 original or newly written works, (different subject and style)

Judging Criteria
• Contestants will be judged for the following: Originality, Creativity, Performance, Presence and

• April 23rd application deadline for 1st phase (100 contestants will be chosen)
• April 30th phase 2 contestants Announced (submit a 60-second video performing a submitted work)
• May 14th Final (10) contestants announced

About the Program Director
Robert McCune is a Spoken Word Artist who believes that having such a gift is equivalent to having a “superpower”. He is a passionate believer that your voice, your thoughts, and your ideas can and do help people. Most of all, he believes that writers are needed to create narratives for the world in ways where love always wins. Born and raised in Pittsburg California, Robert now resides in Oakland, California. He attended Holy Names University, where I received a degree in behavioral psychology. He is a proud husband, father, writer, critical thinker, and basketball coach.

The competition will span ten weeks, in which finalists will compete in different writing and performance challenges each week. Eliminations will take place weekly, where only the top-scoring will move on towards the cash prizes.

During the competition, contestants will be judged on their written works, the performance of those works, and how well their works encompassed their challenges for that week. “‘Lift Every Voice’ puts the voicings of many stories of joy and sadness, survival, healing, and triumph across the globe front and center. No one can tell these stories with more poetic agility, visual acuity, and agitated vocal percussion than spoken word artists, poets, and creative writers. They are the voice of the people. The voice of humanity!” elated Sandra J. Evers-Manly, President and Founder of BHERC. Each week Judges will mentor the contestants and go through their creative process, share a bit about the finalists and how they are handling the competition. Contestants will be expected to give testimonials, embrace competition contrary to their fellow writers, and try to gain as much exposure as possible.

BHERC believes in the promise and power of youth and young people and has invested in their power to bring about change thru the support of programs that include the Youth Diversity Film Festival, Fight Back with Film, the Artistry in Motion animation program, and mentoring workshops and panels with entertainment industry executives. BHERC also provides scholarships and grants assistance to college students and emerging artists. “Lift Every Voice” is a natural and evolutionary addition to the family of programs that serve to empower the youth of today.

The BHERC “Lift Every Voice” Call For Entries, opens Friday, April 2, thru Friday, April 23rd, 2021 11 PM (PDT) at www.BHERC.TV. Apply today! For additional information about all BHERC programs log on to or call 310 284-3170


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Emma Negrete's Debut EP Algorithms Out Now Via Business Records

Featuring Her Critically Acclaimed Single + Music Video “Lost In Translation”

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, March 31, 2021 / — LA soulful pop vocalist Emma Negrete (pronounced neg-ret-ay) has released her debut EP Algorithms via Business Records, available to stream now on all DSPs worldwide. The EP is a depiction of Emma’s experiences and realizations from her travels, specifically from when she spent a year singing abroad in China, where she was greatly humbled and forced to face her darkest truths.

“So excited to finally share this extension of my soul and newfound philosophies throughout personal experiences of trauma, travel, truth, and triumph. Algorithms is about taking control of your life path, escaping fears, excuses, and the pressures of society,” says Emma.

KCRW praised the EP's first single, "Lost In Translation" and American Songwriter took notice of Negrete's prowess as not just a vocalist, but a lyricist too. One of Los Angeles’ newest singer-songwriters, Negrete is a multi-faceted creator with a vintage style and distinct perspective. Each phrase is an actuality, and her soulful voice draws inspiration from classic singers like Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Nicks, to modern legends like Beyoncé and Lauryn Hill.

The six-song EP kicks off with “Strawberry Moon,” an alluring angelic tune leading into “Magma,” an upbeat dance track showcasing Negrete’s passionate voice and ability to connect to her own words. Algorithms then carries on with the EP’s first single “Lost in Translation'' which captures the songstress as she navigates love, where it all went wrong, and the uncomfortable truth that she too is to blame for it falling apart. Next on the EP is the moody and seductive, “Absent,” and then the melancholic and ethereal, “Living In The Post,” an introspective track with an elevating chorus. The EP finishes with “Blue Dreamin” which is an incredible, multi-tracked acapella performance with a melody that pays homage to Grover Washington Jr.’s 80’s smash hit, “Just The Two Of Us.”

“I write at my best when I am very passionate about particular philosophies that stem from self – realizations and a change in perspective,” Emma explains. “I find that if I have purposeful lyrics first, everything else will fall into place.”

Negrete has been performing on stage since age 7 growing up in Des Moines, Iowa. After studying opera as a teen, she went on to join the Jazz Conservatory at Chicago College of Performing Arts. Although her path hasn’t been an easy one — Negrete traveled hard roads and those experiences and realizations form the backbone of Negrete's songs on Algorithms.

In support of the EP, an official music video for “Magma” will be released this month. For more information on Emma Negrete, visit her websites below.

Here’s your chance to experience a new fresh sound, with sophisticated musicianship and a penchant for experimentations. Welcome to Emma’s world…

Algorithms is available now to stream/purchase. Visit to listen.

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Construction Milestone Achieved for 1 Hotel Nashville and Embassy Suites Nashville Towers Across from Music City Center

The dual-brand hotel towers feature an 18-story 1 Hotel, Starwood Capital's award-winning, eco-conscious, luxury lifestyle brand hotel and a 30-story Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel tower.

Affiliates of Starwood Capital Group, Crescent Real Estate LLC, and High Street Real Estate Partners “topped off” dual hotel towers under construction on a 1.3-acre parcel of land directly across from Nashville’s Music City Center.

The dual-branded development will total 721 rooms with more than 32,200 square feet of meeting space (including pre-function space). It features an 18-story 1 Hotel with 215 rooms and a 30-story Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel tower featuring 506 rooms.

Affiliates of Starwood Capital Group, Crescent Real Estate LLC, and High Street Real Estate Partners celebrate a topping off of dual hotel towers under construction directly across from Nashville’s 2.1 million-square-foot Music City Center.

The distinctive design concept and inimitable Nashville location inspires us because it will appeal to business, recreational, and family travelers”

— Joseph Pitchford, managing director of Crescent

NASHVILLE, TN, US, March 31, 2021 / — Affiliates of Starwood Capital Group, Crescent Real Estate LLC, and High Street Real Estate Partners today announced that they have topped off dual hotel towers under construction on a 1.3-acre parcel of land directly across from Nashville’s Music City Center, a $625 million convention center. The hotel design includes a common podium with two hotel towers connected by a four-story lobby, conference area, public restaurant, and retail space, including outdoor street-level public dining and rooftop bars.

The Partnership celebrated construction progress with a topping-out ceremony of the concrete structure on February 24, 2021. The hotels, located on the corner of Demonbreun Street and 7th Avenue South, are expected to open at the end of the year.

The dual-branded development will total 721 rooms with more than 32,200 square feet of meeting space (including pre-function space) and include:
• An 18-story 1 Hotel, Starwood Capital's award-winning, eco-conscious, luxury lifestyle brand hotel, featuring 215 rooms with a holistic spa, as well as a rooftop bar and event deck area.
A 30-story Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel tower, featuring 506 rooms and a rooftop swimming pool, bar, and event space.

True to its eco-friendly philosophy, 1 Hotel will feature exterior and interior walls covered with live vegetation and plants. Both hotels will support a healthy lifestyle with fitness centers.

“Nashville is a rapidly growing and top travel destination and an exciting location for Starwood Capital to introduce the 1 Hotel brand and continue our successful hospitality industry investment strategy,” said Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Chairman and CEO. “Nashville’s natural beauty provides a wonderful setting for 1 Hotel brand’s celebration of nature with green open spaces bathed in natural light. Sustaining nature is consistent with our company’s eco-conscious investment philosophy.”

The two-hotel development is a unique hospitality model intended to appeal to business and family travelers and take advantage of week-day convention and business traffic, as well as weekend event and entertainment travelers. The 1 Hotel cultivates the best of eco-conscious design and sustainable architecture to provide extraordinary comfort and unrivaled service that appeals to luxury and eco-conscious travelers.

“The distinctive design concept and inimitable location inspires us because it will appeal to business, recreational, and family travelers,” said Joseph Pitchford, managing director of Crescent. “The opportunity to be creative with this development fits the Crescent culture. We develop, acquire and manage a premier portfolio of real estate assets, including Class A and creative office, boutique, and upmarket hospitality. We provide a comfortable upscale experience for diverse customers.”

The Embassy Suites will feature a main lobby entertainment bar providing live music and entertainment, a large block of rooms with double king beds that appeal to weekend travelers, and the traditional Embassy Suites breakfast buffet. The hotel's close proximity to Broadway also provides easy access to a wide variety of downtown restaurants and entertainment venues.

“Located directly across the street from the 2.1 million-square-foot Music City Center and a block down from Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators and host to numerous concerts and events, is an ideal location. Embassy Suites appeals to business and convention travelers, as well as sports and entertainment fans,” said Justin Wilson, President, and Partner of High Street Real Estate Partners. High Street Real Estate Partners is a privately held real estate investment firm focused on developing and acquiring equity interests in hospitality and multi-family assets in highly rated markets.

Starwood Capital Group is a private investment firm with a core focus on global real estate, energy infrastructure and oil & gas. The Firm and its affiliates maintain 16 offices in seven countries around the world, and currently have approximately 4,100 employees. Since its inception in 1991, Starwood Capital Group has raised over $55 billion of equity capital, and currently has in excess of $75 billion of assets under management. Through a series of comingled opportunity funds and Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (SREIT), a non-listed REIT, the Firm has invested in virtually every category of real estate on a global basis, opportunistically shifting asset classes, geographies and positions in the capital stack as it perceives risk/reward dynamics to be evolving. Starwood Capital also manages Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), the largest commercial mortgage real estate investment trust in the United States, which has successfully deployed over $63 billion of capital since inception and manages a portfolio of over $17 billion across debt and equity investments. Additional information can be found at

Crescent Real Estate LLC (Crescent) is a real estate operating company and investment advisor, founded by Chairman John C. Goff, with assets under management, development, and investment capacity of more than $10 billion. Through GP Invitation Fund I and GP Invitation Fund II, the company acquires, develops and operates all real estate asset classes alongside institutional investors and high net worth clients. Crescent’s premier real estate portfolio consists of Class A and creative office, multifamily, hospitality, and senior living assets located throughout the U.S., including The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and the wellness lifestyle leader, Canyon Ranch®. For more information, visit

High Street Real Estate Partners is a privately held real-estate investment firm focused on developing and acquiring equity interests in hospitality and multi-family assets in highly rated markets. High Street's principals have vast experience in the hospitality industry and are widely regarded as some of the most trusted minds in real estate. We rely on extensive contacts and experience of our principals to identify opportunities and negotiate favorable acquisition terms while aligning ourselves with like-minded capital and experienced operators with proven track records of creating value throughout the market cycle. Acquired assets may involve renovations, repositioning and/or brand re-flaggings to meet return objectives and maximize asset value. High Street's team has invested in and disposed of over $1 billion of real estate since inception. Current assets under management exceed $1 billion. This will be the third investment in Nashville for High Street's principals, signaling their commitment to and belief in this exceptional real estate market.

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Manchester Head Teacher with Long Covid Swaps his Desk for a Recording Contract

Phil Mellen, alias BlackSheepLad, took redundancy from a 25-year career in education after Covid isolation led to a sudden bout of song-writing.

MANCHESTER, GREATER MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK, March 31, 2021 / — Phil Mellen had been working in education (as a Headteacher and a senior local authority officer) for 25 years, when he fell ill with Covid in March 2020. This led to an extended period of illness caused by the ongoing health issues of “long Covid”. So he made the difficult decision to take redundancy in August.

During the time spent recovering, and in lockdown, he spent sleepless nights binge-watching zombie films, which led to a bout of song-writing inspired by love, lockdown, mortality and zombies!

The collection of recordings that emerged, attracted the attention of Accrington-based indie label Wobbly Music who offered him a 5 year recording contract. The current single "Zombie Romance" is attracting a lot of media interest.

The next release, due out on April 30th is called "She Makes Me Me". It is a joyful celebration of Phil’s love for his wife, Clare. Soprano and bass ukuleles combine with brass sounds to create an upbeat song that makes you want to sing along. The lyrics compare how great this wonderful woman is with a variety of lovely things, ranging from "a great game of Monopoly" to the "storage power of Tupperware"! This is coupled with a much darker song called "Black Shuck", based on the East Anglian legend of an enormous black hound that haunts the marshes of the east coast. Phil says "I grew up in Suffolk and heard the story of a fire-breathing dog that attacked travellers and broke into a church on the marshes at Blythburgh and killed the vicar. I thought the legend would make a great song; and tried to reflect the dark elements of the tale in the sound of the music." The result is a building menace of minor chords, a pounding beat, and a swirl of wailing guitar; capturing the menace of this haunting myth.

Phil sings and plays guitar, drums, keys, bass and various ukuleles. His influences include John Bramwell, Prefab Sprout, Doves, Badly Drawn Boy, Ben Folds, Elbow, Cherry Ghost, Lloyd Cole and Neil Finn. He is looking forward to releasing some more singles, and his first album on the Wobbly Music Label in 2021.


“Songs on this EP should be those that have the longevity to push BlackSheepLad beyond anything you can imagine. I can see these songs being used many times and for many things. I use the songs to just relax and the same time put a smile on my face”
Electric Music Magazine, November 2020

“This is wicked! Top song and video! Love it” Badly Drawn Boy (on Zombie Romance)

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Marshall Oakman Music: At The Boiling Point

Marshall Oakman "At The Boiling Point"

Marshall Oakman “At The Boiling Point”

Singer/Songwriter/Performer Enlists Heavy Hitters to Back Brilliant Project

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — Prolific New York based performing singer-songwriter Marshall Oakman has released his single At The Boiling Point (featuring legendary New York musicians Kasim Sultan on Bass, Liberty Devitto on Drums and Paul Pesco on Guitar) to Spotify and all the major music services!



The song – and forthcoming EP – showcases vibrant, iconic pop/rock shimmers with Beatlesque harmonies, blending timeless themes, thoughtfully embraced and melded to magnetic melodies. Listeners will find themselves hitting repeat and play, over and over again.

At about six years of age, Marshall first fixed his eyes on a piano. Pressing down on the black and white shapes, he discovered a timbre and texture that revealed magical keys to open doors that never close. As time passed, songs were born, flowing with a life of their own. Over the years, Oakman has honed his craft, creating a vast catalogue spanning a lifetime.

Marshall has energetically driven his skills as a spirited performer in regions along and beyond the East Coast such as the New York metropolitan area, upstate New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

His recorded songs include top musicians who have performed and/or recorded with Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Daryl Hall, Madonna, Hall & Oates, Steve Winwood, Jennifer Lopez, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Richie Sambora, Indigo Girls, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Blue Oyster Cult, Todd Rundgren, Patti Smith, Meat Loaf, The New Cars, Alicia Keys, Gary U.S. Bonds and Mitch Ryder.

In line with the positive spark of his song, Nothing’s Holding Me Back, which is part of the soundtrack for the independently produced film,Townies, from Marshall’s album entitled 24/SEVEN, Marshall is hopeful his music will encourage and inspire fans to appreciate and enjoy the gift of life every day.

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HIP Video Promo presents: Me And My Nightmare release a reimagined new music video "Mad World" on Music News

Me And My Nightmare

Me And My Nightmare – Mad World

Throughout all the madness, and no matter how much life sucks, she wants to remind everyone that love always wins.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, March 31, 2021 / — Watch "Mad World" by Me And My Nightmare on Music News

When Tears For Fears released the original version of "Mad World" in 1982, the song didn't chart in the United States. Since then, it's steadily grown in popularity – and four decades later, it's acknowledged as a new wave classic and a superb exercise in tight, epigrammatic songwriting. But "Mad World" has persisted for reasons that go beyond its compositional excellence. We still sing this song because it is, indeed, a mad world, and it's only getting madder. Mea Fisher feels that madness mounting, and with her band Me And My Nightmare, she's given the song its definitive 2021 update.

It isn't merely that she's got the ideal voice for the cover: one that communicates destabilization and anxiety, but also curiosity, temerity, and incisive intelligence. It's that her attitude matches the track perfectly, too. For Me And My Nightmare, "Mad World" is a dark prophecy fulfilled – a vision of a vexed future first glimpsed by Roland Orzabal at the dawn of the MTV age and realized all too well in the troubled 21st century. Me And My Nightmare reimagines "Mad World" as a stormy, muscular industrial rocker, complete with an overdriven synthesizer and thunderous drums. Mea inhabits every verse and sings Orzabal's stinging verses with the combination of compassion and criticism that has always characterized her performances. Fans of adventurous club music, challenging electropop, and mesmerizing, synth-driven rock music have followed her for a long time. She's distinguished herself as a DJ in Chicago's competitive house scene; she's fronted the groundbreaking electro-industrial band Lords of Acid; she's scored movies and videogames; and, with Me And My Nightmare, she's demonstrated her skill as a concept-master. Mea has also developed a visual aesthetic designed to reinforce the themes and tone of the music she's making – and that includes a wonderfully outrageous fashion sense. Once seen, she's not soon forgotten.

In the "Mad World" clip, Mea plays master of ceremonies, splicing together footage of a world spinning too fast for anyone's sanity. Scenes of the global pandemic, the past summer of protests, the Pacific Coast fires and Gulf Coast hurricanes, and our jeopardized coastlines are juxtaposed with images of the singer casting her spell in the vocal booth. There are also shots of a near-deserted Las Vegas and Mea's adopted home of Los Angeles, looking beautiful but imperiled in the high summer sun. We've all felt a bit like the dog left in a box at the two minutes and thirty seconds mark – forlorn, a little battered, desperate to be taken in and comforted. Even though it's a mad world, Mea still manages to find love when she finds the dog. Throughout all the madness, and no matter how much life sucks, she wants to remind everyone that love always wins.

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HIP Video Promo presents: Los Musick and P.A.T. Louisiana's Finest celebrate culture in music clip “My Friend Hip Hop”

Los Musick and P.A.T. Louisiana’s Finest

Los Musick and P.A.T. Louisiana’s Finest – My Friend Hip Hop

All are welcome in Los Musick and P.A.T.’s world, and true artists recognize other artists, no matter the medium.

BEAUMONT, TX, USA, March 31, 2021 / — Los Musick and P.A.T. came up in Port Arthur, Texas and Opelousas, Louisiana respectively, but “My Friend Hip Hop” sounds like they grew up down the block from each other. Their almost-too-easy back-and-forth and complementary flows are the product of true students of Hip Hop, disciples of the Golden Age. They collaborated on the two-part album Inside The People last year, completing it from across state lines in just two weeks. Reminiscent of iconic duos like Port Arthur’s own UGK or Outkast, the two challenge and reward listeners equally with every verse. Their conscious, observational poetry is straight from the soul, a mix of street-level grit and chart-worthy hooks. “My Friend Hip Hop” is a brilliant introduction to an outfit making some serious movies in the underground.

The opening track on Inside The People makes a very strong case for “instant classic” status. If you want to go back in time to when verses were packed with verbal gymnastics and mind-blowing bars, your ride is here. The chorus, “Hip Hop is my friend, picks me up when I am down,” is pure positivity — a simple, honest shout-out to the art form that has been a ride-or-die friend to millions. Los Musick provides the sonic backdrop, bass beats, synth loops and all. It’s a dense patchwork that steps nimbly all the same, all riding on that killer bass groove and old-school drums. P.A.T. Louisiana's Finest’s style is perfect, two lyrical masters joining forces, each bringing their very own persona and flow, clearly honed over decades. If Hip Hop is the force that brought these two together over hundreds of miles to create a track like this, then Hip Hop is everyone’s friend.

Director J-Dubb takes the opportunity to embrace and celebrate more than just Hip Hop culture in the clip for “My Friend Hip Hop.” He shoots Los Musick and P.A.T. Louisiana's Finest on the streets of Beaumont, TX — the back alleys that Los Musick grew up in. But the video weaves in the international dance crew UMANG_dancers, and a group of skaters perfecting their tricks. All are welcome in Los Musick and P.A.T.’s world, and true artists recognize other artists, no matter the medium. The video’s quiet sunny afternoon is broken up with protest footage from yesteryear and earlier this year. More community, more positivity from an artist who clearly understands the power of both.

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2021 NAMM – DW Announces the Release of DW Music Foundation in partnership with Zero to Drum

DW Announces the Release of DW Music Foundation in partnership with National Association of Music Merchants and Zero to Drum, all about drums and drumming

LANSDALE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — Drum Workshop (DW) announced the DW Music Foundation launch (DWMF) during the 2021 NAMM. DW is one of the biggest manufactures of drums, pedals, and hardware. It makes some of the best drum sets on the market.

The award-winning company has been at the forefront of music charities for many years. And this new venture is aimed at offering music to some of the underserved communities across the world.

It’s not the first time DW has invested in such a venture. For many years, the company has been supporting music-related charities. It donates instruments and educational resources to everyone who needs such.

The company offers mentoring and resource collaborations aimed at fostering an appreciation of music as a life-changing idea. Through such initiatives, we can see many upcoming musicians receive funding and encouragement to pursue their dreams.

Zero to Drum is all about drums and drumming, as it is a specialised website that sells drum sets, acoustic, electronic, electric drums & drum accessories.

As one of the best online drum shops in the USA, Zero to Drum, together with Electronic Drum Advisor, Kickstart Your Drumming, Music Radar, and Drum Helper, proudly offers, promote and review DW products.

Forming DWFM will allow the company to build a stronger legacy. It places them in the best position as a company that connects and gives back to society. It will go a long way in expanding its impact as they continue their support for the organizations. Besides, this is part of a host of other activities under the DW’s support, including outreach, health & wellness, scholastic music, and arts programs.

According to DW’s VP, Scott Donnell, DWMF will allow the company to formalize its charity efforts and cement some long-time partnerships. It’s the best stage for connecting with other organizations towards the same mission.

The DWMF will have a special group of business and market leaders on its board of directors. These will include Don Lombardi, DW founder and president and CEO, Chris Lombard. Also, it will have Michell Abrams as the Executive Director. She will also be in charge of efforts to establish the foundation under self-sustaining entities. Abrams is quite familiar with non-profit organizations, fundraising, and events management. That makes her a precious asset to the group leading DWMF.

Abrams confesses that music and philanthropy have always been her passion in life. And this organization is “…an excellent opportunity that will open a lot of doors for many.” It is not every day that we get to meet such opportunities, which means this should be ideal for giving back to the community.

With this release, DW will continue to expand its roots in the industry as a market leader. Those who have the will but lack the means to grow have something to smile about.

Perhaps the best way to explain this is by considering the company’s vision. It’s dedicated to creating a world where music and arts are accessible to all. The team has been working to allow everyone to get the tools and resources to learn and enjoy music in their life. They have been doing this through their support for music education, where they bring experiential, hands-on music to those who cannot access it easily.

DW has been supporting musicians, music educators, youth, health & wellness grounds, and many others. Through DWMF, they will be donating drums and accessories and music resources. Besides, the team supports programs and events in line with their mission.

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Guion Partners Celebrates Women’s History Month

Lindsay Guion, Award-winning Filmmaker & Executive Producer

Lindsay Guion, Award-winning Filmmaker & Executive Producer

Bessie Smith Blues Singer

Bessie Smith Empress of the Blues

Lynn Allen Jeter & Associates Public Relations Firm in Los Angeles

Lynn Allen Jeter & Associates

Award-winning Filmmaker, Lindsay Guion wraps up Women’s History Month encouraging his team of female artists to share their accomplishments and milestones.

I have always been moved by women in history…”

— Lindsay Guion, CEO of Guion Partners

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2021 / — Lindsay Guion is the Founder and CEO of Guion Partners, a leading talent representation firm that helps artists grow their careers by providing experienced management and assistance with merchandising, touring, sponsorships, and brand endorsements. In honor of Women’s History Month, Lindsay Guion encourages women in the music and entertainment industry to share their experiences and accomplishments as they pave the way for change.

Women’s History Month is a celebration in America that takes place from March 1st to 31st and highlights women throughout history who have left a lasting impression on culture and society. “While it is true that we should celebrate women every day, an entire month devoted to women’s empowerment is vitally important to inspire girls and young women around the world,” says Lindsay Guion. Throughout his career, Lindsay Guion has managed several outstanding female artists, including but not limited to Mya, a well-known singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, and actress. “However, there is a noticeable disparity between men and women in the music industry as females consistently receive lower pay, are outnumbered at music festivals, and hold fewer executive roles,” he explains.

According to one study featured in Forbes, women make up just 21.7% of artists, 12.3% of songwriters, and 2.1% of producers. Guion is one of the few managers actively working to increase female representation as males dominate key roles in the entertainment sector. “I have always been moved by women in history and am proud to call myself a feminist. Bessie Smith, in particular, has always been a source of inspiration, and her legacy can be felt throughout my work.” Guion explains. “Bessie Smith is among some of the most influential black musicians of the early 20th century and was dubbed the “Empress of the Blues.” As an Entertainment Advisor of her Estate, Lindsay Guion continues to advocate for her contributions to black music and the music industry at large. Lindsay Guion has even launched a scholarship program in her name, called the Bessie Smith Scholarship, which provides financial aid to eligible post-secondary students in the United States and Canada.

To learn more about Lindsay Guion, Therapy The Motion Picture, Therapy Visual Album, or talent representation, please visit the Guion Partners

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Onyx Return to Release Message-Heavy & Powerful Genre-Defying Album ‘ONYX 4 LIFE’

USA, March 30, 2021 / — Onyx returns to release their latest powerful, rough, and message-heavy hip-hop/rap album, "ONYX 4 LIFE." The thirteen-track LP features atmospheric beats, catchy rhythmic elements, raw instrumentation, and the artists' grasping flows.

To the empowering "Demon Time," the group delivers hardcore melodic feels combined with lyrical depth across the record. "Niggas want to know why you always scream and rhyme? You want to know why? Nigga, I'm on demon time…" DroStarr resonates the energy in his voice; you see his veins.

"…Ahh shit. Here comes the trouble two. We comin' through, Fucking niggas, might trouble you.”

Onyx's nostalgic style and hardcore delivery will grasp the listener's attention. "ONYX 4 LIFE" contains lyricism that will hook the listener due to the artist's wordplay and powerful statements. The eclectic, ominous, and euphoric arrangements with the infectious melodic elements give the vocal on each track an anthemic, personal feel.

"Life is one long day. Y’all some weekend niggas. I’m too strong; fuck a fade, I'm zeaking niggas… What happened to all the mouth? You ain't speaking nigga? You've got to put pressure on it! You leakin’ Nigga." – Sticky Fingaz from the message-heavy and melodious "The Whole World."

The album spotlights the talented abilities of rapping and songwriting by Onyx. The release merges nostalgic hip-hop and boom-bap, hardcore rap, and even reggaeton elements seamlessly into one perfect album. "ONYX 4 LIFE" radiates an uninhibited aura as Onyx's creative range of musical talent becomes profoundly expressed and spelled. The release will take the listeners into a euphonious trance with solid messages, catchiness, and hard-hitting instrumentation. "ONYX 4 LIFE" will be available on all digital streaming platforms on April 9. The first single off the album, "Coming Outside," is out now.

Onyx is a successful hardcore hip-hop group originating from Queens, New York. Consisting of Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz. The talented group formed in 1988 and has amassed many accolades, including platinum certifications from the RIAA and peaking on the Billboard charts numerous times. Moreover, they have collaborated with industry titans such as X-1, DMX, 50 Cent, All-City, Mr. Cheeks, Wu-Tang Clan, N.O.R.E., Busta Rhymes, Big Pun, ASAP Ferg, and many more.

With their powerful sound, style, and message, Onyx is poised to leave a timeless legacy in the hip-hop scene. With their emotion-filled lyricism, Onyx paints a blank canvas with raw emotion and explosive instrumentation. Radiating a nostalgic hip-hop feeling, Onyx strives to push the envelope with their album to make a well-rounded, dynamic style that fuses the past and the future. The New York-natives seeks to connect intimately through their lyricism with listeners around the world. Onyx will have listeners engulfed in the musical world they create with their no-frills approach and realness. With eight studio albums to date and many more to come, Onyx is set to continue to take the industry by storm.

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