MPress Records Accepting Artist Submissions for New Arrivals: Volume 5
Emerging Artist Compilation to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief Organizations: The Red Hook Initiative, Project Hospitality Staten Island, & Graybeards
New York, NY – Internationally distributed record label MPress Records has announced the beginning of production on Volume 5 of their New Arrivals charity compilation series. 100% of the proceeds from New Arrivals: Vol. 5 (NAV5) will benefit the following Hurricane Sandy Relief organizations: The Red Hook Initiative (Brooklyn), Project Hospitality Staten Island Hurricane Relief Fund (Staten Island) and Graybeards (The Rockaways). The NYC-based independent label has just launched an international search for rising artists in various genres to be on the compilation, via the Sonicbids online submission platform. AAA, Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Rock and Pop submissions highly encouraged, but all styles of music are welcome and will be considered. (For more details visit: http://bit.ly/MPR_NAV5.)
The Wall Street Journal Premieres Melissa Ferrick's
On June 7th, The Wall Street Journal premiered Melissa Ferrick's new music video for "Home". Directed by filmmaker and trained musician Nick Clark, and shot just outside of Boston, MA at The Armory, the video incorporates touches of Ferrick's home, including a cast of her students from Berklee College of Music.
Since it's premiere, the video has been shared on numerous sites including MSN, AfterEllen, Blurt and her own Youtube channel where it has gained 900 views in just 3 days! Watch the video here.
Rachael Sage's "Haunted By You" Wins Independent Music Award!
Celebrated singer-songwriter Rachael Sage's gorgeous new limited edition vinyl package cover art for HAUNTED BY YOU is now an award-winning piece of art. The design recently won an Independent Music Award for Best Music Promo Poster and features exclusive artwork by Oliver Cartwright as well as graphic design by Rachael. Cartwright, a British fan living in Korea, reached out to Sage on Facebook and sparked a creative collaboration that transformed an image into a multi-media piece of art. Sage, an artist by all definitions, regularly creates her own paintings and showcased this talent with exhibits in NYC's Lower East Side and Tribeca neighborhoods, earlier this year. Fusing together Sage's artful eye with Cartwright's unique process (a combination of ink drawings and digital manipulation), this visually stunning collectors edition package will also be numbered and autographed.
Available for sale in our store, click here.
Melissa Ferrick's "the truth is" Available Now!
On June 4, MPress Records will release "the truth is", the latest album from acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Melissa Ferrick. The album premiered with WNYC's "Soundcheck" at http://wny.cc/12OxvEU, and is now streaming over at MSN Music:
To read more about the album and Melissa's tour, please visit http://mpressrecords.com/PressReleases/2013/MF_TTI_outnow.html.
To purchase your copy of "the truth is" visit http://mpressrecords.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-truth-is-autographed-pre-order
Rachael Sage's "Haunted By You" Embraced By National/International Radio
US & UK Festival Dates, UK Summer Tour Confirmed
MPress Records artist Rachael Sage’s milestone 10th album, “Haunted By You”, is being embraced by radio both stateside and across the pond. Sage’s current US single “California” – the video for which recently premiered via Blurt Magazine – is spinning on stations all over the country. Her latest UK single “Invisible Light” is also receiving repeated airplay on Radio BBC2. In June, Sage will launch a month-long tour with stops in New York and Boston, before heading over to England for 17 dates including the Cornbury Festival, whose lineup this year includes Keane, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Proclaimers, Van Morrison and Squeeze.
Seth Glier Raises $8k For Autism Speaks
Tour Dates Confirmed With Edwin McCain & Stephen Kellogg + Cayamo 2014
Seth Glier has raise over $8,000 for non-profit organization Autism Speaks. The Grammy® nominated multi-instrumentalist spent his 2013 CD release tour for “Things I Should Let You Know” raising awareness for the organization with which he has a personal connection. “My older brother Jamie is autistic. I want to help spread awareness and raise funds that help organizations like Autism Speaks to make life easier, promote inclusion and equality for autistic individuals and their families.”
Seth joins Edwin McCain & Stephen Kellogg for shows in June and announces a spot on the bill for the Cayamo Cruise 2014.
Melissa Ferrick's "Wreck Me" Premiere's Bust.com + CD Release Tour Starts
On June 4, MPress Records will release "the truth is", the latest album from acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Melissa Ferrick The album is available for pre-order at http://bit.ly/MFTTIpreorder, and the track "Wreck Me," which also features Paula Cole on guest vocals, is currently premiering on Bust Magazine's website at http://bit.ly/ZUwOel.
Melissa's CD release tour starts May 15th in Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair. See the full list of tour dates here on her website.
Blurt Magazine Premieres Rachael Sage's "California"
Rachael Sage's newest music video "California" enjoyed an exclusive premiere on Blurt Magazine last week.
video, produced by Apollonia (Purple Rain) and directed by Dabo Kadima,
was filmed in Paris and showcases sweeping views of the Effel Tower, as
well as intimate moments with Sage amidst a Parisian hotel room.
To view the featured release and watch the video, please visit www.blurtonline.com/news/video-watch-new-rachael-sage/
Pre-Order for Melissa Ferrick's
Orders Ship May 7th, 2013!
Melissa Ferrick's new album "the truth is" is available for pre-order now through MPress Records.
The album which features cameos from Paula Cole and Natalie Zuckerman and was mixed by Trina Shoemaker is officially scheduled for a June 7th release. But MPress Records is opening the pre-order now!
Melissa will hand sign each pre-ordered copy, which will ship out May 7th, nearly a month before the official release. Click here to order your copy of "the truth is"!
For more information on "the truth is", the pre-order, or Melissa's tour visit: www.melissaferrick.com
MPress' Rachael Sage Grabs 4 Independent Music Award Nominations!
MPress congratulates Rachael Sage on her four Independent Music Award nominations for the 12th Annual IMAs!
Rachael is nominated for Best Pop EP (Invisible Light), Best Acoustic Song
(Everything), Best Story Song (California) and Best Poster Design.
Voting has begun to determine the winners.
You can help Rachael win by taking a moment to visit http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/Login.aspx, register and vote for her in the categories listed above.