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  • Pop/Rock Trio Beyond The Sun Releases My Kind Of Crazy EP, Kick Off Tour

    25 okt 2012, 19:04 av musicdish

    This milestone will be celebrated by an official release party on Saturday, November 3 at The Mod Club, 722 College St. W, Toronto, ON from 7 – 10:30 p.m. as part of the Landmark Events Showcase. This special event is part of the band’s extensive 2012-2013 tour of Canada, U.S.A. and Europe.

    “Colin Radu is an extraordinary up-and-coming singer/songwriter. With his band Beyond The Sun, Colin displays the soulful influences of singers, from Gavin DeGraw, to Ryan Tedder combined with the timelessness of Pat Monahan (Train). He and his band are a force to be reckoned with.”
    Ken Tamplin, The Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy, Los Angeles, CA

    “I’ve known Phil Radu for a couple of years, having had him as a student at Berklee in a few different classes. He’s always done really well. Recently I had the chance to listen to some of his band’s latest release. I knew it would be good, but I was still floored by the songs, production, talent and focus. He and his brothers seem to follow a very simple formula: Write great songs; play and sing them really well. Beyond The Sun is a winner in my opinion!”
    Jon Finn, Professor, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

    The fresh, energetic and heartfelt music of Beyond The Sun celebrates the Canadian band’s belief that lyrics and melodies can tell an on-going, universal story and help human beings connect powerfully through their many diverse experiences. Through catchy yet personal tunes that sparkle with infinite layers of harmony, guitarist Phil, lead vocalist Colin and drummer Dalton unleash tunes that resonate personally with their audiences. Growing up in an environment where creativity, the Arts and humor were equally supported, they immersed themselves in many styles of music, from pop, rock and folk, to rap and hip hop at an early age and found limitless ways to make music from their toys and other objects they discovered in the world. After forming Beyond The Sun, the trio immediately garnered the attention of audiences throughout its home country and elsewhere. Along with maintaining an ambitious schedule of live shows, each member continues to fine-tune his proficiency at his instrument, with two members formally studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

    Beyond The Sun has performed at many venues across the GTA including The Reverb, The Opera House, Healey's, Edge 102 Studios and the Royal York Hotel. They have also played at various sports entertainment arenas including the Air Canada Centre, The Toronto Roadrunners Pre-Post game Festivities at the Ricoh Coliseum and seven seasons at the Rogers Centre with the Toronto Argonauts. The three have also played at notable festivals including Festival of the Islands, Burlington Sound of Music, CNE Rising Star and the Brantford and Oshawa Canada Day Festivals.

    For more information about Beyond The Sun, the band’s music, videos and upcoming performances and to join the mailing list and connect via social media, visit www.beyondthesunmusic.com You can purchase My Kind of Crazy directly through iTunes and Amazon, or through the official Beyond The Sun website.

    Email: lisaradu@beyondthesunmusic.com
    Website: http://www.beyondthesunmusic.com
    Music: http://www.beyondthesunmusic.com/mykindofcrazy.mp3

    http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=158650
  • Pop/Rock Trio Beyond The Sun Releases My Kind Of Crazy EP, Kick Off Tour

    25 okt 2012, 19:01 av musicdish

    This milestone will be celebrated by an official release party on Saturday, November 3 at The Mod Club, 722 College St. W, Toronto, ON from 7 – 10:30 p.m. as part of the Landmark Events Showcase. This special event is part of the band’s extensive 2012-2013 tour of Canada, U.S.A. and Europe.

    “Colin Radu is an extraordinary up-and-coming singer/songwriter. With his band Beyond The Sun, Colin displays the soulful influences of singers, from Gavin DeGraw, to Ryan Tedder combined with the timelessness of Pat Monahan (Train). He and his band are a force to be reckoned with.”
    Ken Tamplin, The Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy, Los Angeles, CA

    “I’ve known Phil Radu for a couple of years, having had him as a student at Berklee in a few different classes. He’s always done really well. Recently I had the chance to listen to some of his band’s latest release. I knew it would be good, but I was still floored by the songs, production, talent and focus. He and his brothers seem to follow a very simple formula: Write great songs; play and sing them really well. Beyond The Sun is a winner in my opinion!”
    Jon Finn, Professor, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

    The fresh, energetic and heartfelt music of Beyond The Sun celebrates the Canadian band’s belief that lyrics and melodies can tell an on-going, universal story and help human beings connect powerfully through their many diverse experiences. Through catchy yet personal tunes that sparkle with infinite layers of harmony, guitarist Phil, lead vocalist Colin and drummer Dalton unleash tunes that resonate personally with their audiences. Growing up in an environment where creativity, the Arts and humor were equally supported, they immersed themselves in many styles of music, from pop, rock and folk, to rap and hip hop at an early age and found limitless ways to make music from their toys and other objects they discovered in the world. After forming Beyond The Sun, the trio immediately garnered the attention of audiences throughout its home country and elsewhere. Along with maintaining an ambitious schedule of live shows, each member continues to fine-tune his proficiency at his instrument, with two members formally studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

    Beyond The Sun has performed at many venues across the GTA including The Reverb, The Opera House, Healey's, Edge 102 Studios and the Royal York Hotel. They have also played at various sports entertainment arenas including the Air Canada Centre, The Toronto Roadrunners Pre-Post game Festivities at the Ricoh Coliseum and seven seasons at the Rogers Centre with the Toronto Argonauts. The three have also played at notable festivals including Festival of the Islands, Burlington Sound of Music, CNE Rising Star and the Brantford and Oshawa Canada Day Festivals.

    For more information about Beyond The Sun, the band’s music, videos and upcoming performances and to join the mailing list and connect via social media, visit www.beyondthesunmusic.com You can purchase My Kind of Crazy directly through iTunes and Amazon, or through the official Beyond The Sun website.

    Email: lisaradu@beyondthesunmusic.com
    Website: http://www.beyondthesunmusic.com
    Music: http://www.beyondthesunmusic.com/mykindofcrazy.mp3

    http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=158650
  • New song & Video

    10 aug 2012, 11:19 av danieliorio

    Hey everyone!

    Hope you are all enjoying the summer. Here is my latest track, along with a video I created for it:

    tuning out

    Oh, and if you're fed-up up with commercial radio (who isn't?), you are cordially invited to join me tonight (Friday August 10th) at 9PM EDT for The Stream on CJIM Montreal's Home of Rock. The Stream is a weekly radio show I do for the avid music listener that refuses to be pigeon-holed. Hope some of you can tune in!

    Thx and have a great weekend!

    Cheers,

    daniel iorio
  • Crowdfunding Canadian Ideas With RocketHub

    13 jul 2012, 19:50 av musicdish



    Until recently, Canada was underserved in the world of crowdfunding. But now thanks to RocketHub, Canadian artists and entrepreneurs can liberate their ideas through this innovative form of fundraising - built on harnessing the power of community.

    On Wednesday July 25th 2012, Karim Kanji - host of XConnectTV – will speak with Brian Meece of RocketHub on the growth and popularity of crowdfunding. Register to attend this special taping:

    http://rockethubintoronto.eventbrite.com

    On the musical front, RocketHub and the urban folk collective Fedora Upside Down have joined forces for an ongoing showcase of tuneful storytelling. Meet these collaborators every Thursday evening at The Cameron House in Toronto as they showcase stories from the creative class:

    http://www.fedoraupsidedown.com/futhursdays.html

    In addition, last month Meece was in Toronto to present a workshop on crowdfunding at NXNE Interactive, the digital arm of the popular film and music festival. The audience was evenly divided among artists and entrepreneurs from different parts of Canada. Meece recently spoke about his excitement for Canadian crowdfunding in an interview on Canada.com:

    http://o.canada.com/2012/06/12/rockethub-founder-brian-meece-on-crowd-funding

    “Canada is our second biggest market,” Meece says.

    “We’re going to be doing a lot more with Canada over the next year. We’re going to do a lot of community outreach and education showing artists, entrepreneurs and academics how to leverage crowdfunding to make things happen.”

    RocketHub
    RocketHub is known as The World's Funding Machine - enabling thousands of artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, and social leaders to raise millions of dollars from across the world. The company has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, NBC, Variety, NPR, The Economist, CNN, Billboard, Washington Post, etc. while becoming the fastest growing crowdfunding community.
    www.RocketHub.com
  • New tune: Caterpillars

    8 jun 2012, 12:39 av danieliorio

    Hey!

    Hope everyone is doing great. If anyone's got 4 minutes and happens to be in a listening mood, I just uploaded a brand new song called caterpillars

    Have a great weekend! Hope you dig the tune.

    Cheers,

    daniel iorio
  • MusicDish*China Is All About 'Musical Discovery at CMW 2012

    15 mar 2012, 21:43 av musicdish

    2012 is the 30th edition of Canadian Music Week and the 6th in which MusicDish is an official CMW media sponsor. MusicDish*China is sponsoring the "Music Discovery Through The Social Web" panel, featuring moderator Bob Lefsetz - in other words, a must-not-miss panel - on Thursday March 22nd, 4:00-4:50PM in the Royal York Hotel's Ballroom. In addition to speaking on the panel, MusicDish Founder and President Eric de Fontenay will be mentoring CMW attendees on Friday March 23rd at 1:45-2:45PM on strategies for breaking into international markets in Asia.

    MusicDish*China will also be supporting China's indie folk band Shanren that has been tearing up the US East coast this month with two shows in Toronto, including their official CMW showcase show at Lula Lounge.

    CHIN Radio Presents
    Thursday, Mar 22 - 9pm
    Lula Lounge
    1585 Dundas St. W., west of Dufferin
    https://www.facebook.com/events/308253625902888/ http://canadianmusicfest.com/artists-2012/artist-details/?band=Shanren&band_ID=3536

    The Toronto Review of Books This Is Not a Reading Series
    Saturday, Mar 24 - 9pm
    Gladstone Hotel, Main Ballroom
    1214 Queen Street West
    http://www.gladstonehotel.com/hotel
    https://www.facebook.com/events/365134770174373/
    $5 or free with the purchase of Red Rock
    with Nova Heart, Jonathan Campbell (author of Red Rock), and Al Di (Beijing music personality and host of ALDTV)

    Featured in The Washington Post as one of DC's best March concerts, Shanren's tour has been covered in major blogs from Brooklyn Vegan to Hypebot. They have been described as 'as close to The Pogues as we've ever seen a Chinese band get' by the National Geographic and have been praised for 'grappling with themes resonant to rural transplants and ethnic minorities' in their songs such as "Thirty Years" by WNYC.
    https://www.facebook.com/shanrenband

    Part media company, part marketing agency, MusicDish*China connects live entertainment and social media to reach and interact with today's Chinese music fans. Through our partnerships with major festivals, such as Midi (biggest and longest-running rock festival), JZ Shanghai and Jue Festivals, we engage fans through cutting edge content, brands and interactive platforms.
    http://china.musicdish.com

    Email: chinasounds@musicdish.com
  • New artist page - new tune

    3 feb 2012, 13:40 av danieliorio

    Hey everyone! How are ya? Hope you are all doing well.

    I recently created a solo artist page and just wanted to invite you to check it out. ;-)

    Here's a new song I'd just uploaded there. Hope you like!

    confessions of the wounded

    Thanks for your time & ears. Have a great weekend!

    Cheers,

    d.
  • Shanren To Perform At Canadian Music Week, Tour East Coast In March

    11 jan 2012, 07:06 av musicdish

    Beijing-based indie folk band Shanren (literally "Mountain Men") announce their selection to perform at Slacker Canadian Music Week, part of the 30th Canadian Music Week 2012 (CMW), held in Toronto, Ontario. Taking over more than 60 venues in the city's entertainment district, the festival will draw in more than 4,500 musicians – from local to international acts representing more than 40 countries – playing to 100,000 music fans.

    Shanren's CMW showcase is part of their inaugural North American tour with performances along the East coast, including New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. To help finance the tour, Shanren is lauhcning a crowd-funding campaign through RocketHub, a launch pad and community for independent artists and entrepreneurs. Through the crowd-funding campaign, the band hopes to introduce new audiences to the rich culture of China's southwestern Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, a region that has been known largely through myth and inspired the Shangri-La of Hilton's classic novel, Lost Horizon.

    "This is an amazing opportunity for the band's introduction to North American music lovers. Being accepted to do a showcase at Canadian Music Week is impressive in itself, but when you add the fact that it's the 30th Anniversary of Canadian Music Week, that makes it even more special. Only bands with the caliber of talent and unique sound that Shanren has are selected for such an honor. But they've earned it and will certainly prove that to be the case during the showcase and tour." – Sam Debell, Shanren manager

    One of the most innovative bands to emerge from China's vibrant "new Folk" scene, Shanren seek to present a modern interpretation of the traditional folk music of Yunnan's many ethnic minority tribes with an energetic dose of rock, ska and reggae thrown in. Since forming in 2000, they've performed at Barcelona Festival Asia in 2010, MIDEM in Cannes in 2011, and Liverpool Sound City in the UK in 2011—but this North American Tour is their most ambitious outing yet!

    For more information, please contact Jennifer Conrad (North America) at jenniferannconrad@gmail.com and +1-347-564-8137 or Sam Debell (Asia) at unitysam@gmail.com and +86 152-1027-0868. High-res photos and Chinese-language materials available.

    Press Quotes:

    "...known for its eclectic style—songs move fluidly from electronica to reggae to metal—and arrangements inspired by traditional music from the country's ethnically diverse southwest, a mélange of loose falsetto harmonies and twangy pentatonic lutes." –The New York Times

    "Although the ethnic sounds of Yunnan are at the core of their music, their membership stretches out to Kunming and Guizhou, covers three ethnic minority groups, and incorporates a polyglot of world music and modern rock influences—Afro and Caribbean sounds, rock proper, reggae, even some death metal, 'cause why not." –Smart Shanghai

    "These south-western boys, whose name means 'mountain men', mix minority instruments and perky plucking with a hippie-jam band feel." –Time Out Beijing
  • RocketHub And CIRAA Partner To Bring Crowdfunding To Independent Recording Artists…

    16 okt 2011, 17:14 av musicdish


    TORONTO, CANADA — RocketHub, the community where artists launch, fund, and fly their projects, has unveiled its partnership with The Canadian Independent Recording Artists' Association (CIRAA), Canada's only national non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to Canadian independent recording artists.

    "CIRAA and RocketHub are both about helping independent artists find new and creative ways to navigate the current do-it-yourself music industry model," said CIRAA President Gregg Terrence. "RocketHub's crowdfunding portal is an important contributor to the independent music scene, and their sponsorship of the Groundbreaker Grant program is a meaningful investment in our collective efforts to help artists build sustainable careers and develop stronger connections with their fans."

    CIRAA has launched the micro-grant program for Canadian Independent Artists. The program distributes $2,600 each month to Canadian independent artists in the form of twenty-five $100 "micro-grants," rewarding them specifically for live performances. The CIRAA Groundbreaker Grant is generously supported by XM Satellite Radio, Bandzoogle, as well as now RocketHub.

    As part of the micro-grant rollout, RocketHub will empower CIRAA members to seamlessly launch crowdfunding campaigns via RocketHub’s global fundraising platform. RocketHub is proud to empower Canadian artists with the ability to supplement their income and grants with innovative crowdfunding.

    RocketHub Co-Founder and CEO, Brian Meece says: “RocketHub continues to search for new ways to empower artists and their fans across the world. The CIRAA partnership is the next step in this international rollout. We’re excited to welcome the community of CIRAA artists into the RocketHub ecosystem.”

    As part of the roll-out, CIRAA has graciously agreed to share their custom crowdfunding tutorial with the world: http://www.slideshare.net/RocketHub/rockethub-ciraa-crowdfunding-tutorial

    Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association (CIRAA)
    CIRAA is Canada's only national non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to Canadian independent recording artists. With over 6,500 members across Canada, their mandate is focused on advocacy, education and member services. CIRAA’s educational audio series, The New Indie, features interviews with music industry experts discussing the new realities facing today’s independent recording artists.
    http://www.TheNewIndie.com
    http://www.CIRAA.ca

    RocketHub
    RocketHub utilizes the power of crowdfunding to build a vibrant community. The company has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, American Songwriter, Variety, NPR, The Economist, CNN, Billboard, Washington Post, etc. while helping thousands of artists, entrepreneurs, and organizations raise funds and awareness for their projects. RocketHub is the fastest growing crowdfunding community and is the first platform to provide next step opportunities for artists and entrepreneurs - including brand sponsorships, live performances & showcases, placement in film & television, media connections & introductions, etc. RocketHub is a community for Creatives, by Creatives, that innovates and develops new ways to create value for its users. RocketHub goes beyond crowdfunding and is the foundation of the New Creative Economy.
    http://www.RocketHub.com
  • RocketHub And CIRAA Partner To Bring Crowdfunding To Independent Recording Artists…

    16 okt 2011, 17:11 av musicdish


    TORONTO, CANADA — RocketHub, the community where artists launch, fund, and fly their projects, has unveiled its partnership with The Canadian Independent Recording Artists' Association (CIRAA), Canada's only national non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to Canadian independent recording artists.

    "CIRAA and RocketHub are both about helping independent artists find new and creative ways to navigate the current do-it-yourself music industry model," said CIRAA President Gregg Terrence. "RocketHub's crowdfunding portal is an important contributor to the independent music scene, and their sponsorship of the Groundbreaker Grant program is a meaningful investment in our collective efforts to help artists build sustainable careers and develop stronger connections with their fans."

    CIRAA has launched the micro-grant program for Canadian Independent Artists. The program distributes $2,600 each month to Canadian independent artists in the form of twenty-five $100 "micro-grants," rewarding them specifically for live performances. The CIRAA Groundbreaker Grant is generously supported by XM Satellite Radio, Bandzoogle, as well as now RocketHub.

    As part of the micro-grant rollout, RocketHub will empower CIRAA members to seamlessly launch crowdfunding campaigns via RocketHub’s global fundraising platform. RocketHub is proud to empower Canadian artists with the ability to supplement their income and grants with innovative crowdfunding.

    RocketHub Co-Founder and CEO, Brian Meece says: “RocketHub continues to search for new ways to empower artists and their fans across the world. The CIRAA partnership is the next step in this international rollout. We’re excited to welcome the community of CIRAA artists into the RocketHub ecosystem.”

    As part of the roll-out, CIRAA has graciously agreed to share their custom crowdfunding tutorial with the world: http://www.slideshare.net/RocketHub/rockethub-ciraa-crowdfunding-tutorial

    Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association (CIRAA)
    CIRAA is Canada's only national non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to Canadian independent recording artists. With over 6,500 members across Canada, their mandate is focused on advocacy, education and member services. CIRAA’s educational audio series, The New Indie, features interviews with music industry experts discussing the new realities facing today’s independent recording artists.
    http://www.TheNewIndie.com
    http://www.CIRAA.ca

    RocketHub
    RocketHub utilizes the power of crowdfunding to build a vibrant community. The company has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, American Songwriter, Variety, NPR, The Economist, CNN, Billboard, Washington Post, etc. while helping thousands of artists, entrepreneurs, and organizations raise funds and awareness for their projects. RocketHub is the fastest growing crowdfunding community and is the first platform to provide next step opportunities for artists and entrepreneurs - including brand sponsorships, live performances & showcases, placement in film & television, media connections & introductions, etc. RocketHub is a community for Creatives, by Creatives, that innovates and develops new ways to create value for its users. RocketHub goes beyond crowdfunding and is the foundation of the New Creative Economy.