IDC is so honored to work with international reggae artist I-Octane!

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Jamaica, U.S.A (MPR Consulting) – International recording artist I-Octane has announced his recent signing with Miami based management company, Beautiful People MGT, and a deal with San Francisco based Independent Distribution Collective (IDC). The latter set in preparation for his highly anticipated 2018 album.

Fans of I-Octane have been clamoring for a full length anthology since his 2014 hit filled “My Journey” which topped #4 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. Since then, the reggae star has delivered numerous worldwide top charting singles, while continuing extensive touring from his hit filled repertoire.

“After being in music professionally for over 12 years now, I have grown and I have learned a lot along the way. I did 2 albums and they were both very similar. It was social commentary, more one drop oriented. This album has a lot of different things on it, it is a more versatile I-Octane. It’s more grown. I expect a lot of mileage from this album. I’m going to go to places where I’ve never been before through this album. Different sides of Octane, different vocal range, different sound, this is a totally different I-Octane, but the essence is me.. a grown me..” – I-Octane

Fresh from inking with his new management, the first order of the day for BPM was securing distribution with a reputable company, who would dedicate themselves to the project at hand. “As a fan of reggae music, I-Octane has steadily remained on my playlist, so joining his close-knit team was a honor. Our vision is similar, and our aim the same, so to find a company who would match our goal became a priority. To take the brand that is I-Octane to the four corners of the world”  – W.Morgan, CEO/Founder, Beautiful People MGT.

Speaking on joining the IDC family, I-Octane expressed “IDC is a great accomplishment. Big up my management team. This is big for me as an independent artist. To know that we have IDC on this project, not only for the global distribution but supporting us in all the marketing, promoting and also pushing us. They see the same for I-Octane as I do. They understand the concept, the sound, the growth. It all makes sense since this album is universal, everyone will relate to one song or another. I give thanks to IDC , my team and the power of the almighty“.

Steffen Franz, President/Founder of Independent Distribution Collective echoed a similar sentiment by stating, “IDC is honored to be working with I-Octane, an internationally successful Jamaican artist who has worked for his whole career, to forward the positive and conscious messages that are so important in music in this time. This new project will be wide reaching and it will be embraced by fans and audiences worldwide, and we are excited to be on board for the distribution of this brand-new album.

In business for over 12 years, Independent Distribution Collective (IDC) is a music marketing and distribution company based in San Francisco, California that offers physical and digital distribution, marketing and promotion, artist development services, and music licensing.

An unmatched combination of innate talent, lyrical prowess and versatility, I-Octane resonates with conscious lyrics, sentiments of universal faith, romance, social justice and compassion. The smooth Rastafarian singer who has amassed an impressive slew of hits songs in a few short years, has skillfully positioned himself as an ambassador of reggae music, while maintaining a strong appeal in the streets, where many of his songs have become anthems.

Even with his incredible success to date, I-Octane has just scratched the surface of all he is meant to achieve, however his name is securely cemented a musical legacy comparable to many icons.

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/ioctanelive/

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BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE MGT
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Phone number (516) 690-6051

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Video Premiere: J French “Ultra Bass,” From His New Album “Jaguar Jesus”

 

To Order the album on iTunes visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jaguar-jesus/id1167160648

For Music Samples or to order Jaguar Jesus please visit: https://jfrench.bandcamp.com/album/jaguar-jesus

For more information and touring schedule please visit J.French’s website: http://jfrenchforever.com/

Hip Hop and Rap Publications please contact Brendan Blandy at Connective Marketing: Email: brendan@connectivemkt.com     Website: http://connectivemkt.com/

For Media Interview requests please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR:                     Email: glassonyonpr@gmail.com      Phone: 828-350-8158

For Live Performance Bookings and Management please contact IV League Entertainment: management@jfrenchforever.com

Grammy-Winning Reggae Group Morgan Heritage Announces Back to Basics December Tour!

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Guided by sheer acumen and a passionate desire to make their already rich musical legacy even more impactful, Morgan Heritage, after much deliberation and contemplation, triumphantly delivers their latest album exclusively on their very own label CTBC (Cool To Be Conscious) Music Group. Join them in celebrating their Strictly Roots Deluxe Edition on tour this December! Tickets here!

December 4th @ Plush Hall in West Palm Beach, FL

December 7th @ Manor in Washington DC

December 8th @ Royal Peacock in Atlanta, GA

December 9th @ Farotage in Raleigh, NC

December 14th @ Kay’s Oasis in Boston, MA

December 15th @ Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT

December 16th @ BB Kings in New York, NY

December 17th @ MP Ultra Lounge in Norfolk, VA

December 18th @ Dunn’s River Island Cafe in Tampa, FL

December 19th @ Indochine in Jacksonville, FL

To buy tickets visit their website at: www.morganheritagemusic.com/p/tour

Exclusive Magazine reviews Ray Vaughn’s ‘Wounded Bird’

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“‘Human Calculator’, easily my favorite track out of the eight, is a foot tappin’ work of musical art, as is the entire album, of that have no fear.” – Exclusive Magazine

Full review link

Wounded Bird purchase link

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C.C. – In The Moment review on Improvijazzation Nation

Check out Improvijazzation Nation’s review of Cornell Carter’s In The Moment below:

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C.C. (aka Cornell Carter) takes you on a retro-soul trip, to be sure!  I can’t help but think of The Temptations (who he played with back in the day), O.J.’s & a whole bunch of other groups we used to groove on back in the day as I listen to the opener, “Beautiful“; pretty easy to dance to as well!  The down-home funkiness of “My Folks“, and the beats Cornell gets going on this one will definitely have you finding a corner to shake your hips in – reminds me of “A Family Reunion”, no doubt.  You get a total of thirteen songs to snap your fingers to & reminisce about… & that’s especially true on pieces like my personal favorite on the album, the 7:32 closer, “Zoom“… he’s got brass, beats & that general soul thang DOW-un, folks on this cover of The Commodores!  I give C.C. a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.96.

Get more information at C.C.’s Bandcamp page for this release

Reggae icon Rocker-T to release new 19-track album “The Return of the Tru Ganjaman”, featuring many Special Guests, on June 17th, 2016

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For Immediate Release – Oakland, California – Brooklyn-born Reggae pioneer Rocker-T announces the release of his newest album, The Return of the Tru Ganjaman, featuring Reggae Legends Mykal Rose (Black Uhuru), Prezident Brown and UK Reggae Superstar Gappy Ranks. The new album showcases some great original songs, along with some inspired remixes of some older songs from some well-known producers. The 19-track release (16 songs on the CD and 3 bonus tracks on the digital album) is put out through Luvinnit Productions, Rocker-T’s own independent record label, on June 17th, 2016. The album has many other amazing guest features including Mr. Williamz, Skip Wicked (Indubious), Mama-T, Ras Indio, and Jah Wave, and spans many genres while staying rooted in the conscious Dancehall reggae that Rocker-T is known for.

This full-length album comes on the heels of Rocker-T releasing Tru Ganjaman: The Remixes on April 20th, 2016, which has been receiving rave reviews and international airplay since its release. Throughout his 30-year career, Rocker-T has always been on the cutting edge of the worldwide movement to decriminalize cannabis, personified in his groundbreaking, award-winning 1996 anthem Tru Ganjaman. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the song’s release, Luvinnit Productions commissioned and released Tru Ganjaman: The Remixes, featuring 23 remixes of this iconic track from a variety of well-known producers. The compilation includes Reggae, Hip Hop, Dub and various EDM sub genres including Dubstep and Dance. Amongst the amazing producers featured on the release are the legendary Sidney Mills (longtime producer of KRS1/Boogie Down Productions and Steel Pulse), Neil Perch (of Zion Train), Ras G, Sub Atomic Soundsystem, Roommate, and 6BLOCC.

The song Tru Ganjaman has millions of plays across various YouTube channels and is notably recognized as Rocker-T performs all around the world. His extensive catalog includes the album Give Thanks on Electra Records with his band Skadanks, 7 full-length albums including Nicer By the Hour, If Yu Luv, Show Ya Luv, More Luv, Hold On Strong, Alphabet City, and a two-volume release titled Hurban Warrior Of Peace: Part Roots featuring Gappy Ranks, Rankin’ Joe and Terry Ganzie, and Hurban Warrior Of Peace: Part Konkrete featuring KRS1, Cutty Ranks and Marlon Asher. He has also released dozens of singles and a handful of EPs, including the Luv is the Foundation EP featuring Joan Baez.

The Return of the Tru Ganjaman features collaborations with many well-known and developing artists, and was created at Luvinnit Productions Studios in Oakland, California. The album is mainly produced by Luvinnit Productions, Royal Order Music and Dynasty Records.

Rocker-T has maintained his youthful exuberance, energy, and sound quality both onstage and off throughout his 30-year career with a spiritual and holistic lifestyle, and a grand love of life and music. He has been a huge influence on every music scene he has been involved in, leading the way for such artists as Matisyahu, Alborosie, Josh Heinrichs, Skillinjah and groups like Soja and Fortunate Youth, from a time when American born artists were not performing Hip Hop, Roots or Dancehall in a West Indian Patois. A man whose life seems to have been created for music, Rocker-T is a pulsating force with much energy and love to share with the world.

Rocker-T will perform at festivals and shows throughout 2016 in North America and Europe to promote the album’s release. Check out Rocker-T’s social media sites for updated show information. For Bookings or more Rocker-T info visit http://rocker-t.com/

To listen to or purchase on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tru-ganjaman-the-remixes/id1102985271

For more information, or to set up an interview, please contact Billy James – Glass Onyon PR at glassonyonpr@gmail.com or 828-350-8158 For Radio Servicing contact King I-Vier kingivier@gmail.com

For Digital Distribution please contact Jerome Forney at IDC at 415-292-7007 or via e-mail at jerome@independentdistro.com

 

Bekah Barnett’s BRAND NEW Album “RISE” Available Now!

Major congratulations to Bay Area native Bekah Barnett on the release of her latest album “RISE”. This singer/songwriter has 13 new tracks to be immensely proud of, and her unique voice and sound are noteworthy. The sky is the limit for Bekah!

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In support of this new album, Bekah will be celebrating with a CD Release Party at San Francisco’s Neck of the Woods on Sunday 8/23/15. Check out the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/113470675667667/

Pick up “RISE” via any of the following links:

iTunessmarturl.it/bekahrise

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Bekah-Barnett/dp/B011Y2N09A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440002999&sr=8-1&keywords=bekah+barnett

Best Buy – http://www.bestbuy.com/site/rise-cd/28928206.p?id=3410033&skuId=28928206

Bandcamp – http://urbanminstrel.bandcamp.com

Find out more about Bekah Barnett by visiting www.UrbanMinstrel.com!

‘It’s the Hustle’ – A review by Anne Carlini

“If you don’t know who Bobby Hustle is, that’s ok, as soon everyone will, trust me!”  Anne Carlini

Bobby Hustle’s new debut album, It’s the Hustle, will be out on July 17th.

Read the full review from Anne Carlini at Exclusive Magazine here: http://annecarlini.com/ex_cd.php?id=1575

Checkout Bobby Hustle’s music at www.bobbyhustle.com

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Preorder “It’s The Hustle” here:

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/its-the-hustle/id1001784632

Bandcamp – https://bobbyhustlemusic.bandcamp.com/releases

Great Review of Jordan Hurwitz’s New EP, Here I’ll Stand, Being Released on June 23rd

In just a few days, on June 23rd, Jordan’s third and by far her favorite album, Here I’ll Stand (http://jordanhurwitz.bandcamp.com/album/here-ill-stand), will be released and we’ve already started receiving great reviews of the new album.

Jordan, who will be attending University of Miami’s Frost School of Music beginning in the Fall of 2015, is so apt at creating musical visions to back her every lyric that it’s hard not to imagine her standing proudly alongside the aforementioned Taylor Swift at an awards ceremony one day.” Anne Carlini

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Read the full review from Anne Carlini at Exclusive Magazine here: http://annecarlini.com/ex_cd.php?id=1557

Checkout Jordan’s music at http://www.jordansmusic.com/

You can pre-order Jordan’s new EP at amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=jordan+hurwitz

MatthewK on Blog Talk Radio @ 1pm PST!

MatthewK will sit down with Simon Barrett at 1pm PST to discuss his new self titled album, which was release May 5th of this year.

Make sure to listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/simon-barrett/2015/05/08/the-week-in-reviews–matthewk

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You can purchase the album via:

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/matthewk/id990359864

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/MatthewK/dp/B00WTJZ8ZW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431110326&sr=8-1&keywords=matthewk

Best Buy – http://www.bestbuy.com/site/matthewk-cd/27591338.p?id=3362577&skuId=27591338