William Naraine from Double You has just told to DMN that he is on Tour in Brazil now and will also make some gigs in Germany soon. He is preparing his new album which will be released first only in Brazil and later in Germany. Released date is September or January depending on the future Label contract.

There’s a new charity single What About You from Des’ Ray the singer of 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor.She launched also a new website .

The new summer hit of LOVESTONED is I Know Nothing. Check out this new talented swedish band. Its great. The maxi contains remixes by Chris Decay and Shaun Baker in the modern electro and trance style.

The new german hip hop – soul combination is Azad feat. Cool Savas & Francesco – Fly Away ! The single was released on 21 May bei Amazon. Visit the Azad webpage .

Loona’s new single is finally Vamos A La Playa, cover of Miranda’s hit. It should be released at the end of July.

Armin van Buuren`s new single ‘Full Focus’ is out now!! Get it here .

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Music as Stress Reliever

Listening to music does wonder to alleviate stress. Music has always been a great healer. Everyone has different tastes in music. Listen to the music that you feel comfortable. Music is a significant mood-changer and reliever of stress, working on many levels at once.

The following are general guidelines to maximize the effectiveness of the music.

To wash away stress, try taking a 20-minute "sound bath." Put some relaxing music on your stereo, and then lie in a comfortable position on a couch or on the floor near the speakers. For a deeper experience, you can wear headphones to focus your attention and to avoid distraction. Prefer music with a slow rhythm. Music that has repeating or cyclical pattern is found to be effective in most people. As the music plays, allow it to wash over you, rinsing off the stress from the day. Focus on your breathing, letting it deepen, slow and become regular. Concentrate on the silence between the notes in the music; this keeps you from analyzing the music and makes relaxation more complete. Go for a faster music rather than slow calming music, if you need stimulation after a day of work. When going gets tough, go for a music you are familiar with – such as a childhood favorite or favorite oldies. Familiarity often breeds calmness. Take walks with your favorite music playing on the walkman. Inhale and exhale in tune with the music. Let the music takes you. This is a great stress reliever by combining exercise (brisk walk), imagery and music. Listening to the sounds of nature, such as ocean waves or the calm of a deep forest, can reduce stress. Try taking a 15 – to 20-minute walk if you’re near the seashore or a quiet patch of woods. If not, you can buy tapes of these sounds in many music stores.

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Music uses in Ethiopian instrument

Ethiopian music uses a pentatonic scale, that’s 5 comments scale. Ethiopian has named each of these notes, Tizita, Bati, Ambassel, Anchihoye, and Zelesegna. Three of these are originate in Wello "Ethiopia" and have in use the names of Wello Districts. Illustrate the area where the balance originated. Wello is measured to be the heart of Ethiopian music and a home to some of the greatest Ethiopian singers, such as the famous Maritu Leggesse "Bati Nigist" Bati Queen, the great Kuku Sebsbie, and Hana Shenkute.

The most popular instrument used in traditional Ethiopian music is the Massinko image above; it’s a diamond-shaped, one-stringed horsehair swindle and the only Ethiopian instrument played with a bow. There are many great Massinko players in Ethiopia, the best Massinko performer is Setegn Atenaw who’s a true master of the instrument, Setengn resides in Washington DC and plays at quite a few Ethiopian venues there. Other great players are, Adane Teka, Chalachew Ashenafi, Yirga Dubale, and lots of others. Another well-liked Ethiopian is the Kirar a harp-like traditional Ethiopian 5 string instrument, It’s widely used in most traditional songs, most particularly Tigray Music, the Northern regional part of Ethiopia and Eritreans used, too. Tigrigna, the language of the tribe, is a member of the Semitic linguistic group and the one of the text languages of Ethiopia.

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Jennifer Knapp Returning to Music!

It looks like the wait might finally be over! According to the official Jennifer Knapp website and Myspace page Jennifer is planning to return to the music scene.

Read a personal letter from Jennifer here. So what has she been doing? Traveling, mostly. And getting her feet under herself, "discovering more about myself and my faith".

This is exciting news for many in the Christian music industry! Follow Jen on Twitter for up-to-date info.

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Sony E450 MP3 Player launched with Lyrics‎ & Karaoke Mode

Sony MP3 players have always been a major threat to the iPod range, and now the new Sony NWZ-E450 range presents itself as a huge rival.

The range boasts a massive 50 hours of MP3 music playback whereas the iPod Nano only offers 24 hours. The E450 range also offers a massive 10 hours of video playback when compared to only 5 hours on the Nano. This super cool range also offers a new feature called Lyric Sync which displays the words to the track playing on the 2 inch QVGA LCD screen. It also includes a Karaoke Mode for those who want to be the lead singer, as the voice volume of the original is reduced so your own voice replaces it and you become the pop star!!

It is available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB storing up to 3,700 tracks and in a range of funky colors such as pink, red, blue, black and green.

The range is available in August and prices are to be confirmed.

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Krystal Meyers song selected for ABC lineup promotion

Fans of Dove-nominated Krystal Meyers will get to experience a sampling of new music from the pop-rock artist tonight when ABC begins airing its promotion for its high-impact Sunday-Night Lineup which includes hit shows Desperate Housewives,” “Brothers and Sisters” and “Extreme Home Makeover.”

Meyers’ new creation, “Make Some Noise,” was tracked for her forthcoming album and was an instant hit with ABC. The promotional spots will air throughout the week.

Read our interview with Krystal here (she talks about her new album).

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PureNRG to release video “Here We Go Again” on Yahoo! Kids

Fervent Records’ popular tween group pureNRG is scheduled to debut their highly-anticipated video, “Here We Go Again,” on the homepage of Yahoo! Kids this Thursday, October 9 at 12:00 pm PST.

Yahoo! Kids is one of the web’s leading resources for safe, fun, kid-appropriate information. Yahoo! Kids integrates great assets from the Yahoo! network – most notably games and music. The site is the destination for exclusive movie trailers and music video premieres from popular entertainers. In addition, the site delivers educational tools that are used in thousands of classrooms each month.

To view the video premiere, please visit For more information on pureNRG, please visit

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Julianne Hough: My Music Video Was Too Hot for CMT

Country singer and actress Julianne Hough’s career may be on the go up, but some say she is too hot for television, at least in one video. The 22-year-old “Burlesque” star recently revealed that her video for her single “Is That So Wrong” was dubbed too steamy to air on Country Music.

The video features the sexy star playfully dancing in her apartment and removing articles of clothing. And it was that lack of clothing that she says got the video banned from the airwaves. At the “Acoustic Christmas Concert” in Baltimore Friday, Hough introduced the song by sharing the story.

“This next song – funny story. I shot a music video for it … and [CMT] kind of banned it,” the Washington Post quoted her as telling the crowd. “Apparently I was taking off too many clothes as I was dancing across my bedroom. But I don’t know – I kind of liked it.”

CMT’s press office is staying silent on the video, but when we searched for it on YouTube, VEVO and even Hough’s own website, it was nowhere to be found. The video appeared to be removed from embedded posts Friday morning as well.

Hough has been in the news nonstop recently, especially for her May-December romance with powerhouse media personality Ryan Seacrest.

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Avalon travels to Nicaragua

Photo by: Ben Pearson

CAPTION: Avalon visits with students from Ruben Dario school in Nandaime, Nicaragua on Feb. 22. Having helped secure sponsorships for more than 20,000 children as a World Vision partner since 1998, Avalon witnessed first-hand how money raised on behalf of the child sponsorship organization has improved education in that part of the country.

Read our interview with Avalon here.

Read our review of Another Time, Another Place here.

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Michael Sweet’s wife dies

Kyle Rae Sweet has passed on and is now at peace with her Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ. Please continue to pray for the Sweet family. We ask that if you wish to express your sympathies within an e-mail that you send them to the following e-mail address:

Kyle was diagnosed with cancer in February 2007. She passed away at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 5, 2009.

Kyle’s life was dedicated to caring for her husband and home-schooling their two children. Her heart’s desire was for their children to attend college. To best honor Kyle’s work as a home-school mom there has been a fund set up called The Sweet Children’s College Fund.

Donations to this fund can be made payable and mailed to:

Sweet Children’s College Fund

Sovereign Bank

50 Cohasset Avenue

Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

A private funeral service will be held in the coming days.

Michael Sweet is a well-known musician and vocalist, best known as the co-founder and frontman of the band Stryper. Sweet is also a guitarist and vocalist for BOSTON.

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Inpop records signs Newworldson

Home to today’s most influential Christian music artists, including newsboys, Mat Kearney, Shane and Shane, and Superchick, Inpop Records readies to launch its next big act with Newworldson. Featuring an energetic blend of pop, soul, and gospel, Newworldson will release its national label debut on Feb. 12, 2008.

Newworldson comprises singer-songwriter Joel Parisien, drummer Mark Rogers, bassist Rich Moore and guitarist/vocalist Josh Toal. Each a gifted musician in his own right, the members of Newworldson are collectively winning fans across the country, currently opening on labelmate newsboys’ highly successful “GO” tour.

Newworldson weaves its diverse musical influences and talents into a unique tapestry, passionately underscoring the spiritual content of its lyrics each time the band performs. As with its forthcoming album, Newworldson’s music inspires fellow Christians to actively seek God, encouraging listeners to unite in praise, share fellowship and experience revival. The band’s eclectic sound, combined with its compelling live show, draws a diverse audience of Christians and non-Christians alike, creating a demand for Newworldson’s music at churches, outreach events, and festivals.

“Newworldson is something special; I have yet to see this band perform live without receiving a standing ovation,” says Inpop President Dale Bray. “The band connects with our souls and excites us with its performance. Newworldson is a band with meaning, integrity and limitless talent, bringing life to an industry that needs air.”

The band’s February release, Salvation Station, produced by Newworldson and Justin Koop (Billy Talent, Silverstein), features the title track and debut radio single, “Salvation Station,” going for adds at both Christian Adult Contemporary as well as Christian Hit Radio on Nov. 2. Additional details on the project are forthcoming. For more information on Newworldson, visit: or

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Stephanie Smith’s “Not Afraid” streets May 27th

Gotee’s pop-rocker Stephanie Smith is gearing up for the debut of Not Afraid this May 27th with rave reviews, major touring, and a new radio single “Renew Me” opening the doors for both her music and message. The release will be available exclusively on and at Smith’s concert dates.

This past weekend, the 24-year old Smith returned to perform at Agape Fest, the original stage that lead her to meeting TobyMac and eventually signing a deal with Gotee Records. Smith was the 2006 winner of her alma mater Greenville College’s talent search, which in return gave her the Agape Fest slot that originally caught Toby’s ear.

2008 is packed out with touring as Smith makes the festival rounds, as well as additional tour dates. Fans can catch performances at Rockfest (6/7), Ichthus Festival (6/12), AtlantaFest (6/21), Music in the Park (7/27), Kingdom Bound Festival (8/4), and Riverstages (9/20 San Angelo TX). Smith is also part of various conferences this year that include One Life of VA (10/20 Vansant, VA), Feedback Conferences (5/22-25 Asheville NC and 8/21-24 Dallas, TX), Secret Keeper Girl Tour (May and August runs, Freedom Experience (various dates Aug-Nov., and the Asphalt Assault Tour (9/1-20 She will also join illusionist Brock Gill as part of the Florida-based SuperWow Camps, where nearly 350 individual youth groups attend each week. highlights Not Afraid in a recent review that says, “Opening strong, moments of electronic whomping foretell an edgy momentum… Smith’s fierce vocals lay out restorative encouragement to those uncertain of their own worth.”

The song “Superstar”, also on the debut album release, is also currently being used as part of world-renowned surfer Bethany Hamilton’s GodTube video found at .

Smith, who has a passion for reaching the youth culture, comments, "This is such an exciting time in my life; I don’t want to take that for granted."

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Gospel Music Channel takes inside look at Jump5′s Farewell concert

(NASHVILLE, TENN.) — A camera crew from Gospel Music Channel was on hand for JUMP5′s farewell concert, which was held December 16th in Nashville, Tennessee. The special feature will air on GMC’s The Kitchen Sink on Saturday, January 5th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The final concert was held at Rocketown, Nashville’s popular downtown music venue, and featured performances by opening acts pureNRG, Jessie Daniels and Cali – three artists who were also featured on the group’s "Hello & Goodbye Tour." Former JUMP5 member Libby Hodges also made a surprise appearance, performing with the group for a few songs.

JUMP5′s farewell album, Hello & Goodbye (featuring the Radio Disney hit "Shoot the Moon"), was released in August 2007 by Slanted Records.

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Brad Avery leaving Third Day

According to the band’s blog, Brad Avery is leaving Third Day. To quote the site:

"Third Day and Brad Avery have made the very difficult decision to part ways.

We appreciate Brad’s many contributions to the band’s career to date, including his work on our forthcoming album, but the time has come for us to follow our separate paths.

He has been an important part of Third Day for the last 13 years as we’ve traveled the world together and performed over 1,000 concerts. We will miss him as a band member but he will always remain our brother and our friend. Brad is a wonderful person, gifted songwriter and talented musician. We trust that God has amazing plans for his future."

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Thousand Foot Krutch song “Fire it Up” available at iTunes

With a little over a month until fans will get their hands on the fifth studio album "Welcome to the Masquerade" from rockers Thousand Foot Krutch, a new single from the forthcoming project is made available today on iTunes. The single "Fire It Up" is the second single fans have heard from the new CD as the first single, "Bring Me to Life," was a free download with the Taco Bell "Feed The Beat" program earlier this Spring.

"Fire It Up" is a high-energy, crunchy riff-filled, rock song that is being featured in a major movie trailer for "G.I. Joe", two upcoming video games (MX vs. ATV Reflex and upcoming EA Sports NHL 10 (game releases September 15th, soundtrack July 31st)), used on ESPN’s airing of the NASCAR Nationwide series feature on Kyle Busch and on the Versus Network during the Edmonton IndyCar race this past weekend.

Terry Lingner, IndyCar on Versus Producer had this to say, "IndyCar Racing is all about power and sound and we are flat to the floor with Thousand Foot Krutch’s material. Talk about a great mix. TFK in your face and the power appeal of land rockets!"

Click here to buy the song on iTunes today!

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Tom Jones receive Music Industry Trusts’ Award

Tom Jones was offered his previously reported Music Industry Trusts’ outstanding contribution award by Tim Burton on Monday, at the Trusts’ annual fund-raising dinner in aid of the Nordoff Robbins charity and The BRIT Trust.

A special film about Jones’s career was shown, the BRIT School Choir sang his songs, Cerys Matthews did a "I’m Welsh too, you know" spot, while Kelly Jones, Don Black, Paul Anka and Priscilla Presley all paid praise, the latter telling guests how much her husband rated Jones as a performer. She said: "They would sing songs together and jam together, for Elvis to do that he actually had to have a lot of trust in someone – he admired Tom’s voice so much".

The event ended with Jones (Tom) joining the aforesaid Matthews and Jones (Kelly) on stage to sing some of his hits.

David Munns, Chairman of the Trust Award committee, told CMU: "Tom Jones is one of those rare beings, a timeless entertainer, a great guy, who clearly loves what he does, and whose talent appeals to consecutive generations. Tom is Mr Cool, one of the world’s greatest singers and performers and we are tremendously proud and honoured that he is the 2010 recipient of the Music Industry Trusts’ Award".

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Music lovers will be able to donate to charity as they download tracks on a new website.

They can choose which charity they want to support and it will receive half the profit for every track downloaded from

Among the charities that could benefit are Amnesty International, Friends of the Earth, British Red Cross and Teenage Cancer Trust.

The website, which allows access to more than 8.5 million tracks, was set up by music industry veterans Jonny Woolf and Lee Cannon.

Mr Cannon said: "By embedding generosity into the enjoyment of music we hope to change the way people think about giving.

"The website is designed to help charities connect with a new demographic and give music fans the opportunity to give while they get without it costing them a penny extra – it’s a win-win."

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Backstreet Boys And New Kids On The Block Close The AMAs

They might have been the only nine guys who could close out a show as frantic as the American Music Awards. In a show filled with pop newcomers like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys graced the phase to show they still had the right stuff.

Like any good boy-band performance, there were rocket and sweet dance moves. The pop supergroup started with a mash-up of the BSB hit "Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)" and the NKOTB classic "Hangin’ Tough." Soon the guys slowed it down for Backstreet’s "I Want It That Way" and then kicked it old school for the New Kids’ "Step by Step."

All nine guys took a dance break before they segued into "The Right Stuff," total with the New Kids’ infamous shuffle dance from the video. The spotlight once again cut down on a BSB tune before they capped it off with "Larger Than Life," complete with an "NKOTBSB" chant. Confetti fell from the sky as the guys closed out the show.

Earlier in the night, all nine guys hit the AMA red carpet together. In an meeting earlier this month, they teased that there was a chance they might record a track together.

"It’s tough getting these guys in the studio. These young cats," New Kid Joey McIntyre explained about his tourmates, the Backstreet Boys. "Well, it’s honestly, it is hard to get everybody together. Yes, we have lots of huge intentions.

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Energetic Life at Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui Thailand has an excellent sightseeing that includes all the aquatic features like white sandy beaches, delicious fresh seafood’s, hotels and tourist spots. Samui has the super entertaining nightlife which everybody will definitely enjoy. From the difficult epicurean restaurants to the well known full moon parties, the island has a quality of the finest in Thailand. Night time entertainment includes discos, club, music venues, bar beers, classical Thai dancing, mud wrestling, and Thai lady boxing are alive and set to amuse everyone.


This island is an ideal place for vacation to round within one or two days. The Na Muang waterfall is a very attractive because of its staircase going directly to a large pool at the base of the waterfall. There, you can go for swimming and diving too but be careful at the shallow part, some sharp rocks are hidden. The Hin Ta and Hin Yai are the stones that represent the male and female genitalia.

It is one of the favorite destinations of every vacationer in Samui. Just near this attraction, gift shops are accessible where you can buy beautiful bowls and vases. Another cool place and enjoyable is the Hin Lad Waterfall. A swimming pool under this waterfall is made just to add the beauty of the place. You can also see the Hin Lad monastery at the foot of this waterfall. If you have an idea to visit Thailand, you can easily look for beach vacation rentals in this islands.

Day and night, Koh Samui, Thailand is such a great place to wander. A reward for your self will become easier to achieve even if you have hectic schedule through the availability of this wonderful place.

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Expression of Music is an enriching Identity

Since the creation of time, music has been used as an appearance of cultural identity. Ancient ethnic societies used music as a basis for gathering and to express their past, ethnicity, and artistic beliefs. Music has altered during the ages, but the use of music as a vital part of cultural and individual expression has altered very little.

Music’s essential link to identity is often difficult to identify, especially in today’s culture where music may not be viewed as individual as message-oriented as it one time. There were times when total generations or cultures of persons each knew the similar songs.

During World War II, complete nations of people sang songs that uttered their national individuality with their cause and their connection to their warfare forces. Again, with the gripe songs of the 1960′s and 1970′s, the people of the state explored their feelings regarding war, youth, and cultural unrest. And, as music as a shape of expression has grown, dissimilar individuals within the similar society have come to recognize with varying forms of music as their own entity expression of self.

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Sarah Kelly releasing “Born to Worship&quot

Multi-GRAMMY-nominated recording artist and worship leader Sarah Kelly is poised for an April 1st release of her third album Born To Worship (Gotee/EMI CMG). Born to Worship features 10 songs of what Kelly is calling “edgy, passionate worship” and chronicles her own personal survival story from self-hate and abuse.

“This album is a returning to my roots,” says Kelly. “As a child, way before I started dealing with self hate and ultimately falling into a series of abusive relationships, I wrote passionate, abandoned worship songs. Now I am freshly on the other side of those deadly addictions and have much to worship and praise about. My life has come full circle back to my first love as if I was truly born to worship. And now, because of my life experiences, there is a new depth, joy, and a revelation of the meaning of ‘grace’.”

Producer credits on Born To Worship go to Mitch Dane (Jars Of Clay, Bebo Norman) with Vance Powell (Martina McBride, Jars Of Clay) coming alongside as mix engineer. Daniel Huscroft also co-produced with Dane on the songs “Faithful Father” and “Amazing Grace”. Along with the title song, the album’s track listing includes the first radio single “Brand New Day”, as well as “You Overwhelm Me,” “Glorious King,” “Not Quite Home Yet,” “Faithful Father,” “Everything To Me,” “Beautiful God,” “Sit With You Awhile,” and a remake of the classic hymn “Amazing Grace.”

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Most noted for the Grammy-nominated ballad “Kiss Me,” Sixpence has since become a household name. After the success of “Kiss Me” (landing on the soundtrack to Miramax Films’ “She’s All That” and played at the televised wedding of England’s Prince Edward in 1999) the band followed up with a cover of The La’s “There She Goes,” propelling them into the limelight again. Sixpence has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the gems of morning talk shows, as well as had their music hit #1 status in 11 countries

Sixpence is currently working on an EP that will be available this spring, followed by a full-length Christmas album due out later this year.

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A set for music to call residence

Start them youthful

The previous the child is showing to art and music, the better it is. Many kids come in as teenagers; they don’t actually know what instrument to decide because their parents have not bare them to music from an early age. I direct parents to take their children to art shows, jazz, and music demonstrates. If they do, by the time they are eight or nine years old, they will be familiar with what sound appeals to them, and this in twist will help them choose an instrument.

Benefits of music

It has been confirmed that when you are mixed up in music, the brain’s grey cells are turn on. It’s a small identified fact. We’ve publicized this in the middle of people who come here. We also inform them about the settlement of music, that is, that if a child begins knowledge music amid the ages of three and 16, and his intelligence is improved by 34%. Music makes well and counterbalance stress; music treatment can even heal cancer. It’s a compassion there are barely any trained music psychotherapist in our country

Music as a base

When you have the basic information, you can generate your own music, you can go into extra genres, be it pop or rock. Western traditional music gives you the basic information to move higher and added. Nearly everyone big bands have taught in Western classical. That’s how they are clever to do extra. If you presently go into rock and pop you will come to a dead-end after a quantity of time. Many Indian rock and pop performer come to us to find out theory and the Western traditional style of playing.

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