Oct 2016
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studioexpresso & Trans Audio Group co-hosted artist reception at East West during AES 2016

October is about TREATS and we've got new releases in every genre: Punk, jazz, rock, broadway, classical and Latin to sooth your ears.  We know, be it music, sports or politics, the informed, educated and prepared have the advantage!   

This month we invite you to take a master class with an award-winning arranger, start a radio revolution and meet the hardest hitting man in show business
All that and raise funds and friends for a few good causes.  
Parties brought AES to Hollywood where artists celebrated new releases and remain grateful for your consideration

Thanks for our 24,000 + readers and community of studios, composers, arrangers who create music that lives and moves.  Congrats to all of you who have renewed and enjoying work, industry networking and more.. Renew today. Thank you!
In This Issue
¡Intenso! Ginastera...and more New Releases!
Radio Revolution
Watch studioexpresso on YouTube
Chicarelli & The Killers
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Urban's Ripcord
The Hammond Corner
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with Brent Fischer
Celebrating New Album featuring The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band

Hosted by studioexpresso and Trans Audio Group musicians and friends gathered in studio 2 at East West in Hollywood to celebrate the release of the new album on Clavo Records on Saturday October 1.  
VIP guests included: Peter Maurer, Dan Alexander, Janice Lee, Jay Kaufman, Lenise Bent, Mr Bonzai & Keiko, Inyoung Park, Danny Warren, Michael C Ross, Clif Norrell, Curt Bisquera & Daniela Spagnolo, Brian and Cindy Malouf (Cookie Jar), Rafa Sardina, David Schwartz and Matt Brownlie who recorded the new album ˇIntenso! featuring The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band under the direction of arranger/producer Brent Fischer at the The Bridge Studios.  Brownlie also mixed the album.
Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band performed live the following Monday on October 3 at Typhoon, Santa Monica, CA

What's next? 
Master Class with Brent Fischer
"Harmonic & Orchestrational Concepts for Composers, Arrangers & Improvisers"   moderated by Laura Dickinson  
Sat October 22, 11am - 2pm   (Check-in: 10:30am)
Valley College (Music Room)
5800 Fulton, Van Nuys, CA 
$25 Members & Students / $40 Non-Members
Register here

Encore!  Encore! Barbra Streisand has been hearing numerous encores in her illustrious music and film career with 52 gold, 31 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums, two Oscars, five Emmys, ten Golden Globes, eight Grammys... Now she has a new album called  "Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" with10 new Streisand duets of Broadway classics with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. For Streisand diehards, be sure to get the Target-exclusive deluxe version of this album with two bonus tracks:  "Losing My Mind" from "Follies" and "Not a Day Goes By." The other two lovely bonus tracks are the old Rodgers & Hart , "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Fifty Percent."
Barbra Streisand's latest album engineer Dave Reitzas with mastering engineer Adam Ayan

"When I heard the thrilling news that Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway had gone to #1 in the US, UK and Australia, I thought about the title of Hillary Clinton's book, It Takes A Village!  I'm extremely happy to share this achievement with my brilliant movie partners: Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pine, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson, and my dear friend Anthony Newley.  Also, special thanks to Bradley Cooper and my husband James Brolin for lending their speaking voices," says the multi-Grammy winner actress and singer on her site.
Encore is produced by Walter Afanasieff; recorded and Mixed by Dave Reitzas   Encore!
Watch "Anything You Can Do" number with Jimmy Fallon Show (he dressed as Trump). Making duets fun again!

Joe Chiccarelli Recording The Killers In Las Vegas
Hearing ATC Midrange Clarity

With Ten Grammy wins (including Best Engineered Album for The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely) and scores of platinum and gold albums,
Joe Chiccarelli (U2, Beck, Elton John, Rufus Wainwright, Tori Amos, The Strokes, Jason Mraz, The White Stripes) has made good on the famous opportunity Frank Zappa gave him during the recording of "Sheik Yerbouti" - among Zappa's best-selling albums ever.   When the head engineer couldn't make the session, Zappa promoted then-assistant engineer Chiccarelli to take the lead.
Inspired by their transparent midrange, extended low- and high-end, and impressive SPLs, Chiccarelli recently switched from the monitors he had been using for two decades to ATC SCM45A Pro nearfields.
"I had stuck by the same monitors for twenty years because they offered the kind of phase coherence that allowed me to hear, for example, small differences in mic position," explained Chiccarelli. "But in the last five years or so, I started looking around for something that would give me that same phase coherence, but greater low-end and high-end content to meet the current expectations in the recording industry. People are making bigger, punchier albums these days, with an extended frequency range and plenty of synthesized sounds with extreme frequency content. For a long time, it was an unsuccessful search, and I stayed with my old monitors."
"But then I was working with The Killers at their studio in Las Vegas, and Brad [Lunde, president of ATC's U.S. distributor, TransAudio Group] loaned me a pair of ATC SCM25A loudspeakers. We were doing guitar overdubs at the time, and the moment we put the SCM25As up, I heard details that went beyond the capabilities of my old monitors. It was immediately apparent that I had to go move the mic a quarter inch because it wasn't quite right where it was. That's the kind of fine detail that I depend on to make the right decisions." Keen for more low end than the SCM25As could offer, Chiccarelli waited - on the advice of Lunde - for the introduction of the ATC SCM45As, which have two low-end drivers.
In the year-and-a-half that he's had them, Chiccarelli has used them to record, mix, and/or produce Morrissey, Alanis Morissette, Arkells, Needtobreathe, Milow, Spoon... "pretty much everything I've done," he said. "Recently I've been traveling to Montréal to work on a project with Broken Social Scene, and after I finished pretending that I could get by without my ATCs, Brad stepped in to help me find a local pair that I could use. It's really the midrange for me - that's the tell. Plenty of monitors can impress with their low end or high end, but the midrange is where most of the critical work happens. I think that's why engineers used to rely so heavily on Auratones, Altecs, and JBLs - speakers that had that clarity in the midrange. New speakers, with the exception of ATCs, are missing that. And truth be told, ATCs take that midrange clarity to a whole new level - this is something new under the sun."
Not only do the ATC SCM45As sound great and produce recordings that reliably translate, they also produce plenty of clean volume. "That's important," Chiccarelli said. "I do a lot of live tracking sessions with full bands - it's not just about the vocal. I want the band to come back into the control room and get excited about the work they're doing. I want it to be big and powerful and to reflect who they are as artists. It's an impressive psychological advantage that feeds back to inspire better recordings. My SCM45As practically sound like soffit-mounted mains!"
Chiccarelli is so reliant on and impressed by the ATC SCM45A Pro that he recently purchased a second pair for a new overdub room that he opened up in his home-away-from-home, Sunset Sound.

For more information on ATCs visit  www.transaudiogroup.com or call  Brad Lunde at 702-365-5155.    

Trans Audio Group Introduces the Boutique Analog Compressor 
TransAudio Group, Bettermaker's U.S. distributor, introduced the path breaking Bettermaker C502V at the AES's 139th Convention earlier this year in New York City. Like the rest of Bettermaker's catalog - which in just a few short years has earned numerous TEC, Resolution, and Prosound award nominations and wins, the C502V combines a boutique analog signal path (newsworthy in its own right) with intuitive, musical controls and complete parameter recall and automation from a linked DAW-based plug-in - high-end analog sound paired with a superior digital workflow. The C502V is the first compressor from Bettermaker, although with three distinct VCA flavors in one 500-series chassis, it could just as easily be described as the first three compressors from Bettermaker! Stereo, dual mono, or M/S modes, as well as USB or analog side-chain with adjustable high-pass filtering and "look ahead" functionality expand the C502V's universe of possibilities.

Trans Audio Group 

Green Day's Revolution Radio
Engineer Chris Dugan's Inspiring Playback with ATCs 
Green Day Engineer Chris Dugan in their project studio with ATCs 
As the legendary five-time Grammy-winning punk rock trio Green Day filled out a project studio in anticipation of recording its twelfth studio album, their longtime engineer, Chris Dugan (U2, Iggy Pop, Smash Mouth), collaborated on the equipment choices. They filled it with their favorites, including API, BAE, Manley, Vintech, Universal Audio, Chandler preamps and equalizers, and a Trident 80b console. When it came time to decide on monitors, Dugan recommended ATC SCM45A Pro nearfields paired with two Studio Subwoofer Pros 18's, on his success with his own pair of ATC SCM25A Pro monitors.
As a result, "Green Day's recently released recording, Revolution Radio was recorded entirely on the ATC/Subwoofer Pros system.
"We had been demoing some songs the band had been working on, and as we made the transition to recording for the album, I suggested that we consider upping the monitoring in Green Day's project studio," Dugan said. "We agreed that it made sense to go to the top of the line so that we would know that we're doing exactly what we hope we're doing for this big recording project. I have a pair of ATC SCM25As, and I heard the SCM45As at AES last year. I knew they would give us the kind of precision monitoring that we needed, and Brad Lunde at TransAudio Group helped us complement the ATCs with two Subwoofer Pros subs." He continued, "They were exactly what we were hoping for; we were able to hear absolutely everything. When I'm talking to my non-audio friends, I tell them that monitors are like prescription glasses: you can't really discern the details without a good pair. Bad monitors hide various aspects of the sound, and it's those aspects that poke out in weird ways when you listen back on another system. In contrast, the ATCs reveal everything. The Subwoofer Pros subs fill in the bottom end nicely, which gave us a more inspiring playback - the full frequency impact was impressive!"

A Conversation With Kenny Aronoff
Presented by American Express   

Tuesday Nov 15, 2016 - 7:30PM

Order tix $20 here
Grammy Museum 800 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90015 
After having spent nearly four decades touring with the biggest stars in almost every genre of music and landing himself the title of one of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Drummers of All Time," the GRAMMY Museum welcomes legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on his incredibly successful career and his soon to be released book, Sex, Drums, Rock 'n' Roll! The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business, hosted by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.  

ATCs contact  Brad Lunde at www.transaudiogroup.com  or call  702-365-5155.

Trans Audio Group at 2016 Summer NAMM, Nashville, USA 
Alex Jacobsen of Auratone Auratone 5C Sound Cubes 
The TEC-nominated Auratone Super Sound Cube reference monitor is a legend in the recording, broadcasting, and motion picture industries for its unfailing ability to represent mixes as they will so often appear in the "real world" - on small-format, zero-crossover loudspeakers.     
For more information on Aurotones visit  www.transaudiogroup.com  or call  Brad Lunde at 702-365-5155.   

Bettermaker, the Poland-based maker of high-end analog equalizers with plug-in control and recall, earned two nominations: one for the Bettermaker EQ502P 500 series module and one for the Bettermaker EQ232P MKII rack-mount.

Drawmer's 1978 Tone Shaping Compressor, which incorporates different analog character circuitry and variable saturation, and Tube-Tech HLT 2A, which pairs high and low shelving with an innovative "tilt" midrange filter, earned nominations as well. Finally, ATC earned a nomination for the ATC SCM45A, three-way compact near-field monitor with unparalleled midrange fidelity. The winners will be determined by online voting via Mix, Pro Sound News, Pro Audio Review, and Electronic Musician and via professional audio and sound production organizations. 

"All of these nominations go to inventor-owned companies, the kind of companies where innovation is king. We're proud to have these exciting new products recognized with TEC Award nominations," said Brad Lunde, founder and president of TransAudio Group. It's easy to imagine that there's nothing new under the sun in the world of pro audio, or that anything new is a gimmick, but that's simply not the case. The sound quality of Bettermaker's equalizers would have earned TEC nominations by itself, but the fact that their fully-analog circuitry can be recalled and automated via a plug-in interface has obvious advantages in a modern workflow. The Drawmer 1978 and the Tube-Tech HLT 2A prove that traditional compressor and equalizer topologies are not the only way to inspire fantastic mixes. Taking a different tack, ATC's SCM45A gives engineers a beefier three-way ATC nearfield with fidelity that ensures mixes will translate outside of the studio. Obviously, we encourage folks to cast their votes for these innovative tools!" adds Lunde.
For more information on Auratones, Bettermaker EQ232P MKII, Drawmer's 1978 Tone Shaping Compressor,Tube-Tech HLT 2A and  ATC SCM45A For the latest info on Tube-Tech contact  Brad Lunde at www.transaudiogroup.com  or call  702-365-5155.

Trans Audio Group  
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l-r: Richard, Todd, Janis and Brad at Trans Audio Group    
For the latest info contact   
Brad Lunde at  702-365-5155 [email protected]
TransAudio Group, founded by industry  veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly become the premier US importer/distributor and/or US sales and marketing representative for high-end audio. Success hinges on TransAudio providing dealers and end users with a higher standard of product expertise and support far beyond the norm. TAG product line includes A-Designs (USA), ATC Loudspeakers (UK),
Questions- pricing, availability and dealer locations please email [email protected]

Sat January 21, 2017
studioexpresso I Trans Audio Group at NAMM Tec Tracks

Producing Jazz 4 World Audiences
Mixing for Immersive Environments
studioexpresso and Trans Audio Presented Production Panelists at 2015 Hot Zone at NAMM 
l-r: Claris Sayadian-Dodge,
Cheche Alara (Latin Grammy Awards,The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Bonnie Hunt Show) 14x Grammy-winning Rafa Sardina (Lady Gaga, Placido Domingo, Calle13), Ellis Hall  "The Ambassador of Soul" (Ray Charles, Boston Pops, Tower of Power) and  Grammy-winning Brent Fischer (Usher, Clare Fischer Big Band, Elvis Costello & The Roots).   
Alex Acuna (Randy Newman, LA Phil).
23x Grammy-winning Dr Al Schmitt (Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Jefferson Airplane)
 Kenny Aronoff (The Smashing Pumpkins,  Bob Dylan, Uncommon Studios ).


Good Design + Good Music + A Good Cause

Cardborigami and OACLA have teamed up to host a charity event by employing LA youth build shelters for the homeless. 
Goal: Raise $30,000 to hire 10 youth to build 500 shelters. 

Did you know Cardborigami design appears on the cover of the new album, ˇIntenso!,  by Brent Fischer and The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group? See if you can find the graphic!     ˇIntenso! copied are available at the event and half of the proceeds from the sale of the album on Nov 5 will be donated to Cardborigami.

Join us to Raise Funds and Friends For A Good Cause!

Saturday, November 5, 2-6 pm
Pinky's Iron Door Showroom
6007 S St. Andrews Pl Unit #5
Los Angeles, CA 90047

There will be live DJs, art on display, raffle and auction items, food trucks, as well as vendors from LA's design scene.

Cardborigami mass produces temporary, portable shelters for disaster relief, and this program titled #youthployment2 is the second installment in which they hire homeless
youth to construct the shelters while also providing education, a stable work environment, and tools for finding permanent work to lift themselves out of poverty.  It's a good cause considering there are 43,800 homelss in LA and almost 2,400 are youth.
All proceeds go to funding the expansion of this program.
Adult beverages are included in the ticket cost $30-300 . You can purchase tickets here

This has been a good year for Alicia Keys. In addition to being a celebrity advisor for The Voice season11, she released a new song, Back To Life for Queen of Katwe soundtrack and wrote We Are Here, a song from her upcoming sixth studio album. It was written and produced by Keys, Swizz Beatz, Mark Batson, and Harold Lilly.
It's an up-tempo ballad, "We Are Here" describes Keys' frustration with both national and international issues, including the conflict between Israel and Gaza and the outbreak of the Ebola virus, as well as problems with education and gun laws in the United States. Following the song's release, Keys launched a movement, called the We Are Here Movement, for more social justice 
Watch Let Me In spotlighting refugee crisis.  Got to love talents like Keys who bravely translate their passions into activism.  

Keith Urban's Ripcord Playback Event at East West
L-R: Busbee, Scott Goldman - Vice President GRAMMY Foundation, Cindy Mabe - Presiden Universal Music Group Nashville, Keith Urban and Greg Wells. Photo: Photo by Chris Schmitt © 2016
Four-time GRAMMY® Award winner Keith Urban held an up-close and intimate evening of live performances and stories behind the writing, producing and recording of the CMA nominated Album of the Year, RIPCORD, this past Thursday (September 22). The event was held at East West Studio One in the heart of Hollywood and the guest list read like a Who's Who of the music industry. Moderated by Scott Goldman, the event featured special guests busbee (co-wrote and co-produced three tracks on the album RIPCORD, including "The Fighter" - featuring Carrie Underwood and "Sun Don't Let Me Down" - featuring Nile Rodgers & Pitbull) and Greg Wells (co-wrote and co-produced the #1 hit "Wasted Time" on the album RIPCORD).
RIP Rod Temperton
October 9, 1949 -  Sept/October 2016

Prolific songwriter Rod Temperton passed this month. He wrote and orchestrated for artists such as Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson (GRAMMY®-winning Thriller. Rod penned not only the iconic title track, but also "Baby Be Mine"  and "The Lady In My Life"). Temperton's other hits included "Off The Wall" for Jackson and Boogie Nights for his band Heatwave. Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers was among those paying tribute, tweeting: "Your genius gave us a funkier world!"

 Gaga listed 4 Halftime Show 2017
Interscop Announced Lady GAGA to Headline Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl Halftime Show on Feb 5 on Fox   
This will be Lady G's second time performing on the Super Bowl stage, after having sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 last February. Watch her new single Perfect Illusion here

Happy Birthday Chuck!

His gifts: "Johnny B. Goode," "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Maybelene."
Proving you're never too old to rock and roll, at age 90, Chuck Berry is releasing a new album. "Chuck" will be released in 2017 on Dualtone Records and will consist mostly of new songs written, recorded and produced by the musical legend.  


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Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band Directed By Brent Fischer    
Clavo Records
Available at ClareFischer.com, CD Baby, iTune and Amazon 
Watch making of ˇIntenso! here

Latin Jazz Album   
Composition - Play Time (Clare Fischer)
Inst. Arrangement - Play Time (Brent Fischer)

ˇIntenso! is the follow up to the 2012 Grammy®-winning ˇRitmo! featuring Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band. This will be the 56th Clare Fischer album and the last time Dr Fischer is eligible for a posthumous Grammy® consideration (he won in 1981 for Salsa Picante plus 2 +2, in 2013 for ˇRitmo! and in 2014 for Music For Strings, Percussion And The Rest).

ˇIntenso! features approximately thirty of the finest musicians on the planet on ten tracks with very special guests: Sheila E, Roberta Gambarini, Luis Conte,  Walfredo Reyes Jr., Tris Imboden, Kevin Ricard, Alex Budman, Carl Saunders, Rob Hardt, Scott Whitfield,
Francisco Torres and the Keyboard mastery of  Clare Fischer.
 According to the producer  Brent Fischer, ˇIntenso! is labor of love; the inspiration for the album came from the long and vibrant father-and-son musical journey shared over three decades. "It has been a positively intense experience. First growing up as Dr Fischer's son, learning from him, then making music with him, and four years after his vibrate life ended in 2012, technology has made it possible for us to play together again on this album, ˇIntenso!," says Brent who has produced the last seven Clare Fischer albums, directs the Fischer ensembles and also arranges for Pop and R&B royalty including: D'Angelo, Elvis Costello & The Roots, and Usher.
Fischer with Sheila E 

ˇIntenso! exudes energy and sparkles with Afro Cuban and Brazilian grooves, plus Fischers' rich textures and harmonies.
Listen to some Bach inspired polyphony, Stravinsky influences in Renacimiento with salsa and bluesy riffs all under the backbone of solid Latin rhythms with big band orchestration, making it a fitting salute to the master. There are surprises like Clare singing 
(George-Benson style) on O Canto, adding charm to an album that's up beat and brilliant throughout. Brent alternates effortlessly playing on keyboards, guitar, 6-string bass, marimba and vibraphone with his signature 6 mallet grip. Matt Brownlie recorded the big band at  The Bridge Studios over two days and mixed the album.
Fischer with Luis Conte 

ˇIntenso! has something good for everyone including some never-before-heard recordings featuring the late and great Dr. Fischer playing the piano on seven tracks. It's mostly original material by Clare, and all previously unheard arrangements by father and son. Four of their revered composers get the Fischer treatment: Dizzy Gillespie on Algo Bueno, Duke Ellington on Rockin' In Rhythm, Columbia's Crescncio Salcedo on his popularly known La Mucura, and Cuba's Osvaldo Farrés on Tres Palabras.  
On this album you hear ample brilliant solos by Brian Clancy, Kristen Edkins, Alex Budman, Scott Whitfield and Carl Saunders. Butterfly Samba features vocal artistry of Roberta Gambarini, trombonist/vocalist Scott Whitfield and cleverly onomatopoeic lyrics by Darlene Koldenhoven. Ms Gambarini's vocals also appear on the romantic Gaviota, another Fischer standard. The incomparable Sheila E makes a guest appearance on Solar Patrol with her inspired performance on the timbales. The percussion feast continues with Luis Conte, Kevin Ricard, and Tris Imboden and Walfredo Reyes on drums.
The Fischer legacy is in the extraordinary and extensive aural vocabulary in music used to elevate the least developed of all the senses, hearing. "More than just a tribute to Clare Fischer, ˇIntenso! is a continuation of Clare's legacy of timeless music carried into the 21st century," according to Brent. The album ends with Play Time, a first ever recorded Fischer original. It leaves a lingering taste in listener's mouth, achieving the producer's vision for ˇIntenso!

Sheila E
Girl Meets Boy

Voc.& Instr. Arrangment (Myke Davison, Sheila E., Brent Fischer) 

Sheila E.'s moving ode to Prince, Girl Meets Boy: Watch the Tribute here 


The Vocal Album by Ana Maria Martinez, Virginia Tola / Santa Barbara Orchestra, Gisele Ben-Dor Placido Domingo
Warner Classics
Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera known for his nationalist and modernist works is back in fashion thanks to Warner Classics and conductor Gisčle Ben-Dor, conductor of the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra in California. The album took shape over many years, with the various singers recorded separately. The contributions of Plácido Domingo, recorded in 2011 and 2014, are actually among the more recent ones. The recordings go as far back as 2002, with the Cinco Canciones Populares Argentinas, Op. 10 (Five Argentine Popular Songs), originally for voice and piano but here transcribed (in a commission by the conductor) for orchestra, and sung with the right artless quality by soprano Ana María Martínez.  

The opera Don Rodrigo, Op. 31, and the cantata Milena, Op. 37, both date from later in Ginastera's career. The rather overheated Don Rodrigo, in a broadly expressionist style, is notable for Domingo's contribution (as a young singer he performed in the work's premiere), but the real find here is Milena, based on Franz Kafka's letters to his Czech lover, Milena Jesenská; the text, in Spanish, is by Ginastera himself. The work is dramatic but complex in structure, and soprano Virginia Tola, recorded in 2008, catches the feverish quality of the work. Sample the opening "Praeludium" (track eight), with its fearful plea that "written kisses don't reach their destination; the ghosts drink them up along the way."  "This is a labor of love," says Rafa Sardina credited for recording,  mastering and producing Ginastera, also worked on  
  the following recent projects for your consideration:  
Diego Torres - "Buena Vida" 
Estopa - "Rumba A Lo Desconocido"  

Watch recent PlugIn Interview/demo of TE-100 with Rafa Sardina here
Green Day
Revolution Radio
Reprise Records

 The album's lead single, "Bang Bang", premiered on August 11, 2016
Building on the huge and growing popularity of its entire line of highly accurate, "mixes-translate-to-anything" studio monitors, TransAudio Group introduces the newest
and smallest member of the ATC family: the SCM12 Pro. Using the very same "all in-house built" components as its larger siblings, the SCM12 Pro delivers ATC's famous super-detailed "ATC midrange", solid imaging, and ideal balance that have made ATC the gold standard for working professionals across all music genres and audio industries. In a twist, TransAudio Group will combine the SCM12 Pro with ATC's all new P1 Pro 150W/channel rackmount amplifier in a bundle that breaks previous price barriers for ATC. The SCM12/P1 Pro monitor/amp package will carry a bundle MAP price of US $4350. If purchased separately, the SCM12 Pro is $1,990/pair MAP, and the P1 Pro amp is $3,490 MAP.  

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The eligibility period for the 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards is Oct. 1, 2015 through Sept. 30, 2016.
Note key dates and deadlines:
Oct. 14, 2016:        
First-round ballots sent out to Voting members
Nov. 4, 2016:          
First-round ballots due
Nov. 15, 2016:        
Last day for Voting members to join and receive the final ballot
Dec. 6, 2016:          
59th GRAMMY nominations announcement
Dec. 14, 2016:        
Final ballots sent out to Voting members
Jan. 13, 2017:        
Final ballots due
Feb. 12, 2017:        
59th Annual GRAMMY Awards

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Melissa Etheridge
Concord Records

Melissa Ethridge's new album is a collection of deep soul covers associated with the original Stax label, including songs recorded by Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers, William Bell and more. It also features new, original verses written by Melissa on two of the tracks. Etheridge showcases her signature rasp and unmistakable guitar prowess on the lead single "Hold On, I'm Coming." While the original Stax studio is long gone, Etheridge took to another hallowed local spot, Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios (home to Al Green, Ann Peebles and others), to channel the classic Memphis sounds found on these soulful standards. The Target Exclusive edition contains three extra songs.


The 13-track Ripcord has already produced 20 No. 1 songs for Keith Urban who amassed an eclectic group of Grammy, CMA, ACM Award-winning writers and co-producers to include: Adele, Jason Aldean, David Bowie, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Fun, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Madonna, Daft Punk, Pink and Taylor Swift.
They include new collaborations with Jeff Bhasker, busbee, Greg Wells and Nile Rodgers, as well as those who Urban has worked with before, including Shane McAnally, Ross Cooperman, Dann Huff and Nathan Chapman all of whom worked with Urban on his previous No. 1 album FUSE.

"Getting to work with people like this was unlike anything I've envisioned before," says Urban.
Daniela Spagnolo was among artists performing for a concert honoring all the victims of gun violence held on September 25 at the "Arlington Theater" in Santa Barbara.
"I was honored to be a part of this event...awareness through music and dialogue, help us to heal and come together!" says Spagnolo. The concert was streamed live across the country through social media.
More info SBCoalition.org 

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir announced their debut album These Systems Are Failing 
The first single is called Are You Lost In The World Like Me?  available alongside Don't Leave Me which was shared earlier this year to announce the inaugural Circle V Festival- a vegan festival created by Moby which will feature his only live performance of 2016 at the Fonda Theatre. 

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