Valerie Romanoff’s Healing Music Volume 2 Wins Gold and Silver COVR Awards for Meditation Music and World Fusion Music

Valerie Romanoff creates music of many kinds: new age, jazz, rock, blues and her favorite: funky world groove.

Valerie Romanoff creates music of many kinds: new age, jazz, rock, blues and her favorite: funky world groove.

Winner of Gold and Silver COVR awards: Healing Music Volume 2 by Valerie Romanoff.

Healing Music Volume 2 album cover

The album cover for Healing Music Volume 2; cover art by Sherab “Shey” Khandro.

Multi-talented musician, composer & producer Valerie Romanoff won multiple awards from COVR, which recognizes the best in Mind, Body, Spirit products and music.

Music has the power to heal, transform, evoke emotion, underscore and enhance our lives. By consciously aligning with elements of music, we can affect deep changes in our world.”

— Valerie Romanoff

SEDONA, AZ, USA, July 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A first-time entrant to the Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) awards, Valerie Romanoff’s double album Healing Music Volume 2 won two of the top retail-based honors. Valrock Music announced the wins — GOLD for Best Meditation Music and SILVER for Best World Fusion Album — just a month after the album was awarded Best World Album at the broadcaster-chosen Zone Music Awards in New Orleans.

“I am just beyond humbled and thrilled about winning two COVR awards from the Coalition of Visionary Resources,” Romanoff shared. “It has been my life’s work to use music along with uplifting tools and spiritual practices to share positive vibrations, peace and love. My full-spectrum catalogue STILL, CHILL, THRILL pairs music with our different states being. STILL: music for meditation and inner peace, CHILL- music to activate prayers and intentions, THRILL: uptempo music for celebrating life."

The COVR awards are the only awards of their kind in the industry. The Coalition of Visionary Resources is a not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to supporting independent retailers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and publishers of visionary books, music, and merchandise, supporting and embracing a spiritual world view characterized by global concern, social conscience, peaceful coexistence, and ecological sustainability. This world view includes the various forms of personal freedoms and human rights, including civil rights, peace, social justice, and equal rights for women. At a more personal level, COVR supports companies that emphasize creativity and personal growth, and generally hold in high regard the concepts of integrity, altruism, self-actualization, optimism, spirituality, authenticity, holism, and direct personal experience.

COVR president Karen Stuth noted, “This year’s awards program also included new opportunities for entries in a number of emerging categories. The entries considered this year well represent the growth and maturing of the mind body spirit industry.” Stuth also observed that distributors and retailers both inside of and outside of this niche industry should take note of the wonderful selection of entries and winners with an eye toward including these books in their own store inventories or catalogues.

Fans say that more than a performance, Romanoff’s music can be a tool for personal exploration on a path to higher wisdom. The artist is hopeful that the awards’ recognition will encourage more people to seek out her original “Healing Music” series to use for meditation and relaxation at home, the workplace or in their yoga studios, and to inquire about the high-vibe, custom musical experiences she produces for private events, concerts, festivals and conferences.

The recent bevvy of awards and nominations for Healing Music Volume 2 are an ideal way to announce the debut of Romanoff’s new band, SpiritJamFest, and her concert series, Groove Into Bliss. Romanoff is an electric guitar player, composer, writer and life-long entertainer who splits her time between New York and Sedona, AZ. She founded the renowned high-end (and high-energy) event band called The Starlight Orchestra. By contrast, her Groove Into Bliss concerts share Romanoff’s more eclectic, new age world fusion music as a focal point to connect with the present moment, varying the vibes to inspire different states of being. Based on the belief that listening to music changes our mood as our energy naturally calibrates to our environment, Romanoff performs musical compositions with positive vibrations.

“Music has the power to heal, transform, evoke emotion, underscore and enhance our lives. By consciously aligning with elements of music, we can affect deep changes in our world,” she says.

Romanoff is also an eloquent writer and speaker on music, mindfulness and spirituality. Her latest album, The Best of Healing Music, has just been released and is available from CD Baby and Bandcamp, as listed below.

Retail distribution of Romanoff’s Healing Music series is handled by Clay Pasternak Distribution (Cpidistro@gmail.com) and New Leaf Distributing (https://newleafdist.com/)

Valerie’s live “Groove into Bliss” performances can be booked by emailing: info@valrockmusic.com

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About Valerie Romanoff: While most musical artists fit into one genre, Valerie creates music of many kinds: spanning new age, jazz, rock, blues and her most favorite; funky world groove. Through her record company Valrock Music, her celebrated CDs have been geared to date toward the meditation, yoga and spa communities, and carries within it the message of peace and love. Visit http://valerieromanoffmusic.com/

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Mercury Orbit Music Unfolds Speculation In Music Education Sector With Its Novel A.I. Music Solution

Yang Zhang and Dimos Makris at AI For Good Summit(4)

The Founder and C.E.O. of Mercury Orbit Music Yang Zhang and The Technical Director Dimos Makris at AI For Good Summit

The Founder and C.E.O. of Mercury Orbit Music Yang Zhang and The Technical Director Dimos Makris at AI For Good Summit

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, July 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mercury Orbit Music Unfolds Speculation In Music Education Sector With Its Novel A.I. Music Solution

Can Artificial Intelligence become a newly defined muse machine? Can A.I. spark and empower inspiration and creativity? If so, then how can A.I. push the limit of creating music beyond the imagination? With the end of 'A.I. for Good Summit’ in Geneva, Switzerland, a California-based A.I. music startup entitled Mercury Orbit Music has sparked attention from the audience by satisfying those intriguing and meaningful questions with their stage presentation. In their stage presentation, the startup particularly focused on introducing a suite of state-of-the-art A.I. music generation tools, featuring unparalleled integration that allows an extensive range of music education scenarios.

As the largest interdisciplinary A.I. Summit partnering with the United Nations, ITU (International Telecommunication) and XPRIZE, 'AI for Good Summit’ invites and involves leaders and experts from the United Nations, governments, industries, academia, and the media. Moreover, it gathers experts with outstanding achievements in various fields of A.I. to contribute to and support the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

As the only A.I. music technology among the top 30 A.I. technologies selected by AI XPRIZE in 2018, Mercury Orbit Music claims that they have a remarkable capacity to invoke the capability of pursuing the coexisting creativity between humans and machines. In order to venture out a genuinely creative and intuitive nature of A.I., the startup follows the paradigm of intuitive computing. The core component of A.I. generation tools that the team has built are centered around the creative environment based on the users' choices. They have designed and implemented a novel A.I. music platform that allows interaction with the users and generates new musical material for kick-starting user inspiration.

“We are committed to breaking a sense of technological singularity, where we can train A.I. to think, create, perceive, and resonate with users in a stimulating way. We distinguish ourselves from the earlier generation of A.I. music technology through the paradigm of intuitive, explainable nature of A.I.; eventually, the system can blend a variety of attributes from a diversity of music styles, that allows generating a unique musical composition to users and becomes a personalized music maker." Said Yang Zhang, the Founder, and CEO of Mercury Orbit Music, while talking about her company's presentation with the technical director Dimos Makris at the summit in Geneva. "At this stage, we focus on Midi symbolic representation technique; the system we are developing offers a promising opportunity to integrate other aspects in depth," Dimos added.

During their stage presentation, the team of Mercury Orbit Music highlighted a dynamic example of how human intelligence in the creative decision-making process is being incorporated with A.I. music generating features based on various music learning subjects. During this example of human-machine creative collaboration, a jazz musician utilities an A.I.-made musical environment as a kick-starting inspirational material, then improvises his melody over the chord changes by interacting with his students. This dynamic demonstration allows an extensive range of imagination that can also apply and expand in the music consumption sector.

The whole team at Mercury Orbit Music highlights an interdisciplinary structure, which is led by the award-winning composer (the winner of the best original music at the 2016 Montreal Views of Worlds Film & Music Festival) and Emmy music peer member Yang Zhang. She teams up with A.I. music scientists featuring Dimos Makris, who has distinguished his research among others with very original Conditional Neural Sequence Learner Architecture, and Maximos Kaliakatsos-Papakostas, who has already published more than 40 articles in the combined field of Artificial and Computational Intelligence, Computer Music, Machine learning, Computational Creativity, and Cognitive Musicology, along with two music industry veterans, namely, music publisher Andrew Robbins (who successfully secured multiple music placements for the Oscar-winning pictures “The Shape of Water” in 2018 and “Crash” in 2004) and two-time Grammy-nominated music educator, and Jazz musician John Linnon Ellis.

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How to Know if a Voice Role is Right for You

Voicing a role is a commitment. It requires meeting certain expectations. When voicing a role, you should be familiar and comfortable with these expectations.

LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA, July 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Learning about the types of roles that are right for you is something that you, as a voice artist, will become more comfortable with as you progress in your career. To find the perfect role, and to know if you are a good fit for it, you will first have to fully understand and grasp the role you are auditioning for. Whether it is a product or a character, you really have to get to know the role. Who is the character? What is the product? Who is the intended audience? These are all questions you need to ask yourself when considering if a certain role is the right fit for you. Remember: not all roles will be meant for you

Voicing a role is a commitment. It requires meeting certain expectations. And when voicing a role, you should be familiar and comfortable with these expectations.

A part of being a good voice actor is knowing when to turn down roles or knowing when a role just isn’t for you. If you find that you struggle with figuring out if a certain role is a right fit for you, here are some tips that can guide you in the right direction.

Will the Role Help Your Career?

This is very important. Will this role show your skills as a versatile voice actor – one that can do many different styles of voices? If the role falls under the same umbrella of many other roles you’ve done in the past, it may be best to pass it up. If you have a portfolio full of similar voices, it may be time to take a risk and find a role that shows your vocal range, talent, versatility, and ability to perform different types of characters and voices.

Think About the Timing

Every role takes an emotional commitment. Each role also takes a personal commitment, as it takes time out of your schedule and your life. Is this role the right fit for you in terms of timing? If it will jeopardize another role or affect your personal life, it might be best to turn it down.

What is the Role’s Message?

What is the character’s or product’s message or story? Do you believe in the story? If you don’t believe in the message the role is sending, you will never fully be able to commit to it. A part of committing to a role and really giving it your all is being able to understand and believe in its message. If you don’t, it’s probably best to pass up the role.

What About the Money?

If you are considering doing a role you are not exactly proud of just for the money, it might be best to turn it down altogether. This is a personal decision you have to make on your own. Sometimes no amount of money is worth putting a price on your integrity.

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The Most Common Types of Voice Over Work

Being able to voice in a variety of jobs can give you a leg up on the competition.

LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA, July 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — There are many different voice over acting jobs that voice artists can do, and the best voice artists are able to work in a variety of these jobs. In fact, it is in a voice artist’s best interests to ensure that they don’t pigeonhole themselves in one area of voice work, as this can significantly affect their chances of landing different jobs in the future.

Being able to voice in a variety of jobs can give a voice artist a leg up on their competition, which is why it is good to familiarize yourself with the different types of projects voice artists can do.

Here are some of the most common voice over acting jobs.

Animation (TV or Movie)

Animation is the most common type of voice over acting. From television shows to movies, animation roles are among the most popular jobs completed by voice actors. These roles can include cartoons for kids, anime, adult television shows/movies, and more. Some of the most famous voice artists around the world make millions of dollars voicing for animations. It can be difficult landing a role for a big animation without the right experience, although there are all sorts of smaller animation gigs lesser known voice artists can do to enhance their portfolio.

Commercials

Voice artists narrate scenes during commercials, which is a great way to explain a particular product or service and get its message across. Commercials require voice artists that have clear, enthusiastic, and energetic voices which can provide information about a certain product or service in a clear and coherent manner. Professional voice artists make a large deal of their money from commercials, which are not as competitive as bigger animation roles.

Documentaries

Documentary voice artists require a special type of cadence, pronunciation, and tone which are unique to documentaries. Such examples include documentaries like Planet Earth, crime television shows, and more. Documentaries usually require expert voice artists who have experience in cadence and pronunciation. Typically only extremely experienced voice artists land these types of roles.

Video Games

Video games require voice talent that brings characters to life – much like an animated television show or film. Video game voice actors have to really understand the video game and the character they are portraying in order to really become the character. Video game fans, like animation fans, can tend to be very critical of the people voicing their favorite characters. This is why it is crucial for a voice artist to get to know the character and the video game itself when auditioning for this type of role.

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How To Nail Your Next Voice Over Audition

You're not going to land every role you audition for. Just try, and try again. Let every audition be an opportunity to improve your voice.

LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA, July 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — If you're a voice artist, you have probably completed your fair share of auditions. You’re also probably all too familiar with all the emotions and feelings that come out of doing auditions: the nerves, the fear, the uncertainty. It can be nerve wracking and even demoralizing, especially if you find yourself facing constant rejection. If you are struggling with auditions and are trying to improve your voice for your next gig, you’ve reached the right place.

If you want to succeed and land more parts that you are auditioning for, you may find these tips helpful.

Practice Makes Perfect

Before auditioning, be sure to practice the script. It is absolutely crucial to familiarize yourself with a script before an audition. You don't need to read the entire script, but read through parts of it so that you know what the script is all about. Interpret the script in your own way and use this interpretation to improve your audition using different techniques, tones, and voices. By focusing on the copy, you can better understand where to take certain pauses, where to amplify your voice, and where to take it a bit easier.

Take the time to understand the product or character, who the script is targeting, the script’s purpose, and so on. This will help give you an authentic performance. Ask yourself basic questions about the script: what is the script about? What words need to be emphasized? Don’t just wing it. Throw yourself into the script and become an extension of the script. This will give you a huge leg up on the other voice artists auditioning for the same part.

Don’t Forget to Warm Up

It is critical to warm up before an audition. This means practicing the script beforehand, staying hydrated, and warming up your voice. Try to warm up at least an hour before the audition. Loosen up your vocal cords, do breathing exercises, vocal scales, and prepare yourself mentally.

Be Energetic

Most voice artists know that there is so much more to a good voice over than just reading the script. Every single word you say has to have emphasis – it has to have energy. Breathe life into every single word, regardless of what the word is. Let your energy shine through your voice.

Practice Deep Breathing Exercises

Learning how to control your breathing during a voice over is crucial to a successful audition. Practice diaphragm breathing to amplify your voice and keep it steady. You can also consider other breathing exercises like meditation, which helps people focus on breathing, calms them down, and can help them get into character.

Stay Hydrated

Be sure to keep yourself hydrated before an audition, as a dry mouth can make your voice hoarse. Staying hydrated will lubricate your vocal cords so that your voice is in tip top shape for the audition.

Never Give Up

You're not going to land every role you audition for. Don't let this discourage you. Just try, and try again. Let every audition be an opportunity to improve your voice. Remember: even the most famous of voice artists have been rejected throughout their careers – multiple times.

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5 Tips to Amplify Your Voice

Any voice over artist knows the importance of voice projection. Amplifying your voice is key to making it sound bolder and louder, but some struggle with it.

LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA, July 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Your voice’s ability to project can be affected by a number of things, ranging from your breathing, to your posture, to your vocal capacity. If you’re having difficulty amplifying your voice, there are certain things you can try to do – and techniques you can practice – that can improve your vocal range and projection.

If you’re having trouble projecting your voice, here are some projection tips that will help you amplify your voice.

1. Do Your Warmups

Just like an athlete warms up before a practice or competition, so too should a voice artist. You need to warm up those vocal cords before using them, otherwise you may risk straining them or doing damage to your voice. Warm ups can include humming, lip trills, breathing exercises, and more. Performing these techniques and warmups will prepare your vocals so that you can sound your absolute best during an audition or recording.

2. Practice Your Breathing

To really amplify your voice and get the projection you are looking for, it is important to understand how to incorporate breathing techniques into your warm ups and vocal practices. You can do this by learning how to breathe and speak from your diaphragm. This can help improve your voice's delivery.

Most of us breathe through our upper chest, but it is important for voice artists to understand how to breathe through their diaphragm, which allows them to better control their breathing while speaking.

When we breathe our lungs expand, which allows our vocal folds to vibrate. This increases a voice’s capacity. Exhaling deeply helps your diaphragm move up, which helps with projection – making your voice sound more confident and authoritative. A voice artist’s ability to control his breathing is what sets apart the professionals from the amateurs.

3. Go Bigger, Not Harder

When trying to amplify your voice, don’t push your voice too hard. Pushing your voice too hard can make you hoarse and damage your vocal cords. Focus on going bigger. Imagine the inside of your stomach, throat, and mouth. Imagine them expanding. This will help prepare your muscles. Open your mouth and throat large and amplify your voice. Never force it out.

4. Work On Your Posture

A person’s posture affects their voice. When speaking, keep your shoulders neutral and your head centered, including your jaw. The way you stand should ensure optimal breathing, which will give your voice the projections it needs.

5. Practice, Practice, Practice

And, of course, just like any other profession or sport, it is crucial to perfect your craft through diligent, disciplined, and dedicated practice. This includes completing all your warm ups and doing what you can to ensure your voice and vocal cords are in optimal health. You may even want to consider hiring a coach to help you stay accountable.

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A Fresh Face Has Emerged Onto The World Music Fusing Together Arabic And Middle Eastern Beats

Faisal Al Kooheji - Just A Moment

Faisal Al Kooheji – Just A Moment

Faisal Al Kooheji's debut release, Just a Moment, is sure to delight those looking to enhance their listening experiences.

The majority of my music focuses on Arabic Oud and Arabian Gulf beats, and creating a mixed vibe of traditional Arabic and modern songs.”

— Faisal Al Kooheji

MANAMA, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN, July 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A fresh face has emerged onto the World Music scene thanks to Faisal Al Kooheji and his debut release, Just a Moment. Fusing together Arabic beats this international meets Middle Eastern album is sure to delight those looking to enhance their listening experiences.

Faisal Al Kooheji found early success at the tender age of eleven-years-old when he became the youngest composer in Bahrain. He'd taken his original music and paired it with a poem he'd found by Khalifa Al Isa. That garnered him the attention of many. In between then and now he's kept music around him as he's gone on to receive higher education and start a career. Faisal Al Kooheji has also been busy performing over the past two decades. Now he's ready to perform more of his originals thanks to the release of Just a Moment.

When it comes to Just a Moment, Faisal notes, "The majority of my music focuses on Arabic Oud and Arabian Gulf beats, and creating a mixed vibe of traditional Arabic and modern songs."

Faisal Al Kooheji is currently planning a live concert in Bahrain for this year while simultaneously working on single releases and new music. Those interested in reviewing or featuring Just a Moment on their site or playlist, or featuring Faisal Al Kooheji via an interview on their site or playlist can connect with him here:

Official website: https://faisalalkooheji.com/
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Kate Magdalena's "Streets of Any Town" Highlights Nation's Homeless Crisis

Resurrecting the Protest Song: for Men and Women on the Streets of America

On a corner of the streets of any town, there's a man who life forgot; he's going down.”

— Kate Magdalena

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES, July 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — San Francisco recording artist and singer-songwriter Kate Magdalena wrote her new song "Streets of Any Town" in response to a conversation with a homeless man on Nashville’s busy honky-tonk music street, Broadway. The song is this man’s story, but it is also the larger story of men and women across America who live on the streets because they have been forced there for economic and social reasons. The song asks the question: is it really okay in the United States of America to allow people to live on the street? The song also packs a religious punch with its refrain “the least of you”, recalling Jesus’ words from Matthew 25:45 —- ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

The song is the fourth track from Kate's upcoming album "A Larger Dance" coming in October, and available for pre-order next month. She has also released "Take Me to Church" by Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, "Be the Lark" a song addressing issues of loss and "Battle Hymn of the Republic" timed for July 4th. These songs have been recorded and produced by GRAMMY-nominated-producer Billy Smiley (Johnny Cash, Whiteheart, Clay Aiken, and the Newsboys) and feature some of Nashville's finest musicians with Fred Eltringham (The Wallflowers and Sheryl Crow), Byron House (Robert Plant and the Band of Joy), Blair Masters (Garth Brooks) and Brennan Smiley (The Technicolors).

"Streets of Any Town" will be playing on local country radio stations across America, promoted by Grassroots Promotion, out of Nashville. Kate hopes that the song, and its accompanying music video may be of use to any individual or agency working with issues of homelessness.

To listen to the song: https://smarturl.it/AnyTown
On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2nTmsANtVx5BmlxFjFX5Dx

ABOUT KATE MAGDALENA:
For Kate, singing is a way to bring what is inside, outside. It is to make the invisible audible. Kate has an ability to move her listeners with her voice, to bring pleasure and joy. Kate was raised in an era in which people looked to the arts and music to inspire social activism. Like Dylan’s great songs, Kate's music addresses some of the pressing issues of our own day. Kate is pursuing her music career now, after a career as a teacher and chaplain. She hopes that in pursuing her own dream later in life, that she might inspire others to believe in their own cherished dreams.

For further information, or to use the song, please contact Kate Magdalena, kate@katemagdalena.com

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EMPRESS Dances Through the Doubt in “Lovely I Am” Music Video

Stardust World Productions introduces EMPRESS in her debut video for her hit song "Lovely I Am."

The dark politics of being a dancer in a ballet company can have the same detrimental effects that Photoshop has on our young girls… That’s why this song, and the video, are both so special to me.”

— EMPRESS

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Stardust World Productions is thrilled to introduce EMPRESS in her debut music video for her original song – “Lovely I Am.” The song, which was well-received when it dropped in April, embraces the dichotomy of the professional dance world – which places judgment on the outward appearance of the dancer, while dance itself makes the dancer whole. The complementary video shares this messaging.

The video begins with a solo shot of EMPRESS, who unfolds into the arms of another dancer (Steven Morse). Carefully placed light shines upon EMPRESS as the duo dances on an otherwise darkened stage, enhancing emotions evoked from the mixture of lyrics and movement that seem to merge until EMPRESS takes center stage. Ultimately, EMPRESS is supported by a group of female ballerinas and enshrined in bright colors that accentuate the playfulness of their movements as the song comes to a crescendo. The video ends as it began, with EMPRESS alone, but now standing tall.

EMPRESS, who is a former member of the San Francisco Ballet, shared her experience that led her to write the song, “The dark politics of being a dancer in a ballet company can have the same detrimental effects that Photoshop has on our young girls. Ballet is a visual art form, and as a dancer, I was routinely judged by the way I look. This was especially hard when I hit puberty, and my body changed in ways I couldn’t control. I felt so defeated – but the act of dancing still made me whole. That’s why this song, and the video, are both so special to me.”

The video for “Lovely I Am,” which was shot at Little Boxes Theater, features professional ballerinas from the San Francisco Ballet dancing to choreography by Benjamin Freemantle, including the aforementioned Steven Morse, and Elizabeth Powell, Kimberly Marie Olivier, Thamires Chuvas, and Leili Rakow. It was directed by Luke Willis and came to fruition with the help of Executive Producer, Robert Rugani, and Producer, Julia Epstein-Norris.

“I feel so lucky and grateful to have worked with such a tremendously talented team on this video. My fellow dancers, Benjamin, and Luke all came together to create a piece of art that heightens the message – we are all lovely when we live in the moment and just dance,” EMPRESS noted.

Visit www.empress-music.com to get the latest updates from EMPRESS, and watch the video for “Lovely I Am” on YouTube.

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At just four-years-old, EMPRESS’s life was changed when her hands touched the black and white keys on a keyboard for the first time. Her love for music evolved into a career as a professional dancer, and she was one of the youngest members of the San Francisco Ballet. As her talents developed, EMPRESS moved to New York City where she performed on Broadway as the lead in the Tony Award-winning production of An American in Paris. Today, her career comes full-circle, as she creates music as a singer/songwriter – but she’ll never stop dancing. Find the beat at www.empress-music.com.

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Life-long friends and co-production outfit Dylan Norton and Chris Baines AKA Culture Code, know what they’re doing…

Here at Urban Dubz we receive a lot of promos for artists at different stages of their careers, from people just starting out..

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Life-long friends and co-production outfit Dylan Norton and Chris Baines AKA Culture Code, know what they’re doing…

Here at Urban Dubz we receive a lot of promos for artists at different stages of their careers, from people just starting out to veterans 50 years deep in the game. Occasionally we work with artists who have already received the holy Grail of any musician. A HIT. This is precisely what these guys have managed to achieve with their previous track entitled “Make Me Move”. After its release in December 2016 it went off like wildfire gaining 3 million plays in the first month!! At last count it is on 31million! If you don’t believe me go check it out! A tremendous achievement in this ultra-competitive world we call The Music Business. They have cracked the code before and know what it takes to steal the hearts of the public and their most recent release “More Then Words” continues that mould with the same word HIT written all over it!

All the modern EDM elements are there. Great vocal, great balanced production, pleasant unconvoluted arrangement and soft hard dynamics.

“We received the vocal topline from RØRY and were immediately inspired to create the song around the vocals…. The track came together pretty quickly as we were super into it and its definitely one of our favourites released to date! “

The key about this quote is ‘Passion’. Passion is the inspiration that drives the perseverance necessary to craft a great song – and the introduction of a great vocal and a song can make all the other elements slot nicely into place.

The intro involves the gentle Acoustic Guitar line which doesn’t give anything away about the remainder of the song. Drums quietly come in and with many EDM tracks it goes up a notch – and boy does it go UP! somewhere after the first chorus, accompanied by a melodic synth line that’ll have the crowd screaming along to at the top of their voices! Going on current trends, it’s a real Stadium Banger. Perfect for partying with friends by the pool in the heat of the mid-summer Sun. It’s got Ibiza written all over it.

The boys state their influences to include such luminaries as The Chainsmokers, Nero, Illenium, Gryffin, Adventure Club and Seven Lines, which is in keeping with the overall vibe of their sound. Not just studio nerds, they also have a Live outfit and have so far shared the stage with acts like Zara Larsson, Clean Bandit, Sigala and the legendary Craig David.

Check these boys out and watch this tune go all the way to the top. If it doesn’t happen, I’ll eat my hat!

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/1U57xSl8dkEynFkmDjkZlY

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Source: EIN Presswire