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midem - connected by music5-8 June 2015  Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

Apply here !Epic supremo L.A. Reid joins the Artistic Committee of the Midem Artist Accelerator.

Please welcome Epic Records’ Chairman and CEO, L.A. Reid to the Artistic Committee of the Midem Artist Accelerator in partnership with Pepsi & Deezer!

As a record producer, songwriter and label executive, Antonio “L.A.” Reid has been a key figure in shaping the sound and experience of popular music for over 25 years.

Only a few days left to submit your artistic project to L.A Reid and to the entire Artistic Committee!
Don’t miss out!

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5-8 June 2015

Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

Labels & Publishers, Pitch Your Song for Midem 2015!

Want to gain massive visibility and play live at Midem ? Join the Pitch Your Song competition and get your track featured in our 2015 marketing campaign! Submissions are now open via ReverbNation

Submit your song now!

What better way to tell the world about your talent other than at MIDEM!!!!

Get cracking with those creative juices

“My Heart – The Story of Broken and Healed” is Careen Carlton’s first collection of poems, poems drawn not only from the heart of the author but of the others’ as well. Rummaging through camouflaged human emotion, the words leave the reader with a memory that is familiar. Careen invites us to see, examine and experience the love and desperation, ecstasy and emptiness, fulfillment and honesty in each word. Each piece has a depth that makes understanding our own emotion a little clearer. In her own style, She manages to capture what is often so difficult to express, almost as if she is there with us. “My Heart – The Story of Broken and Healed” is Personal, only an emotional snow-cone can pen.

International music star David Guetta, together with the United Nations and international aid organizations tonight launched a music video for the new track ‘One Voice’, in support of “The World Needs More___” campaign to raise funds for humanitarian emergencies. The track and video were penned and performed for the campaign by music artist Mikky Ekko.

The music video was projected onto the exterior of the iconic United Nations Headquarters building in New York during a special launch event attended by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos, David Guetta and many of the campaign’s key partners and supporters.

“The World Needs More___” campaign enables leading brands to sponsor a word they believe the world could use more of. Each time these words are shared on Twitter or through the campaign website www.theworldneedsmore.org, US$1 is unlocked to support aid efforts in the world’s most underfunded crises, literally turning words into action. The campaign was launched on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August, and the video is being launched now to raise funds that can go directly to ease the devastation and loss caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

David Guetta produced the video especially for the United Nations. “Music is a powerful way to connect and to bring people together,” said Mr. Guetta. “Together we can use our voices to make a real difference for people in need around the world. I am so honoured to be part of this campaign. If we can make a change just by saying what the world needs now and raise money to help the UN — wow. That’s incredible. I want the video to show just what the UN does to help people and use my community to share this — and them with their friends. I collaborate in my music; I want us all to collaborate in this.”

“We know that humanitarian needs are growing and that if we are to meet those rising needs we must do things differently,” said Valerie Amos, UN Humanitarian Chief. “We need more partners and supporters. This campaign is a chance to do just that and we are grateful to David Guetta for lending his voice and talent to this cause.”

The music video was directed by Michael Jurkovac together with advertising agency Leo Burnett New York. It was broadcast in real time through Livestream via Mr. Guetta’s Facebook page. Following the music video’s debut, the building was used as the backdrop for an interactive Twitter wall, becoming the canvas for tweets from around the globe. David Guetta has 47 million Facebook followers and 16 million on Twitter, making him one of the most followed people in the world.

“The World Needs More ____” campaign has been extended until 31 December 2013.

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

“The World Needs More__” campaign is a collaborative effort between the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN Foundation, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), and advertising agency Leo Burnett New York.

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Booking photo of MC Hammer (Dublin Police via CNN)

MC Hammer is upset with the cops of northern California. On Saturday, he tweeted about his side of an encounter with a “chubby elvis looking dude” earlier this week. The officer arrested him for obstructing an officer; at the time, Hammer was being questioned for driving a car with expired registration. Hammer claims that the first words out of the officer’s mouth were about whether Hammer was on parole or probation. The indignant Hammer apparently got argumentative, and that never ends well. The performer has enjoyed a slight revival of late, including an electrifying “Gangnam Style”/”Too Legit to Quit” mashup at the American Music Awards with Psy. Source:msn.com

Discover the 1st episode of our insightful series!

Follow the experiences of three very different attendees and see why Midem is the place to be for you too!

In this first episode, our 3 attendees have just arrived in Cannes. Discover who they are, how they prepared for the event and their expectations for Midem

Featuring:
Peter Knight, publisher at Catalyst Music Publishing
Kellee Maize, DIY artist
And the founders of social sharing startup, Urturn.

Join the Midem experience in Cannes on 1-4 February 2014 at Palais des Festivals

Midem the Series reveals the experiences of three very different attendees of the Cannes-based music tradeshow: Peter Knight (from the UK’s Catalyst Music Publishing); DIY artist Kellee Maize; and the founders of social sharing startup, Urturn.

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Papa San One BloodWe waited and waited, and the collaboration of the year is here, its Papa San’s new Album, One Blood

Gospel Music’s ultimate fusion of artists and genre has been accomplished  as Papa San joins together with the likes of Lecrae, Fred Hammond, Stitchie and Israel Houghton.  Each artist have their own rhythm in their bones, then it is brought to a climax with the production of One Blood.  Here comes a reggae, dance hall, hiphop, traditional gospel fusions that will surely cause a rumping of the non-foot-stompers.

Papa San has always been known to make strides, being the first dance hall artist to win the american gospel award, the Stellar Award.  San is being sure to assist in the development of many artists and gospel music workers including his son, who is responsible for the production of the album One Blood, and his daughter who is also heavily involved in the marketing of his new project.  Every step made is with his wife, Debbie Thompson right by his side, full of encouragement, direction, strong support and soft whispers.  San is surrounded by the support a man of God needs in a project like this.  Lets join in the support and get our copy of the colloboration of the year, “One Blood”

The Official launch of One Blood will be on January 21, 2014.  We can look forward to hearing  tracks and other artists such as: Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Fred Hammond, Lecrae, Stitchie, Tasan, Israel Houghton, Tiffany Hall, Tyrone Andrew, DJ Nicholas, Ryan Mark, Sherwin Gardner, Jael Wiafe

Take a look at what some supporters had to say:

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Read your Bible, and Pray every day, that’s an old time song that tells us kids how to live righteously.
Many times when the preacher says “turn to your neighbour” for theatrical effect, we do, and not examine.
Take a look at this PC4M video and hear some truths that many are fearful to speak because of what others may say. Be rebellious for Christ. Say nothing and tell the preacher PREACH! Stop the rampant spurting of tongues in public where the tongue speaker is also the interpreter? That is not right. When did we go so far away from Heaven that is is so close by.
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Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
and did my Sovereign die?

. . . are words we know from our hymnals.  Words that were testimonial and spoke the word of God.  There was a great filling of hymns at the Barbados Gospelfest’s Hymn Speak event.  On occasion, the aisle was occupied with a worshipper lifting up the name of the lord. No precision or energy was spared by director, Antigua born Mikie Rogers. His knowledge of the word, expression of the gospel, the almost aromatic feel of each hymn was worth every moment.

The opportunity to be thrown back to the classical and romantic eras with popular hymns was a treat. Do you remember “Standing on the Promises”, “Sing Them to Me Over Again”, “How Firm a Foundation”, “Break Thou The Bread of Life”? these were the lyrical and musical masterpieces presented at Hymn Speak, “Beautiful Words, Wonderful Words”

Hymns were not the only sumptuous delight of the evening, there was a brass section that blew the notes into the souls of the audience, only causing an even more raptured effect in the event.

Hymn Speak was a classical brought to life in the 21st century

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Raga Soca! Dance Hall! Dub Shots! Calypso! R&B! Slow Jams! Were all a delight on Saturday, April 27, 2013 for the debut album launch “ I Need You” from Neesha Woods, the Gospel Bajan Artist.  Artists from around the island came in support of the gospel artist who brought her ministry to the fore front with the release of her first album.  There was dancing room for all who knew that praise burned the nostrils of Jehovah as the sweet smelling noise rose to the heavens.

Children, seniors and youth  were on their feet raising their hands to the Lord. Each artist gave of their gift to encourage the praise to the Lord.  Shane Forrester, Allison Norville, Paula Hinds, 13th Apostle,  Nayan Warrington, Michael “Bishop” Holford, and many others introduced an atmosphere of praise, worship and warfare beyond any other.

Neesha Woods came to the stage with a heart bursting from passion to tell the good news with records such as Nah Go Bow, Adrenaline, and many others. The standing room was like a nightmare at the front of the sanctuary as there was none. There was only dancing room to put Satan under our feet and tell him who we were dancing for.

Congratulations Neesha.

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