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Melissa Ferrick Announces First Studio Album In Five Years, "Still Right Here", Set To Hit Sept 13!

Melissa Ferrick

“I’m glad I’ve gotten as far as I have. I’m glad I’ve survived the industry and its changes, that I can still make a living playing shows and making records. And whenever I start to think maybe I shouldn’t do this, I try to remember that it’s no accident that I’ve written 150 songs, and people are still coming to shows. I’ll just keep doing this until I’m not doing it anymore.” - Melissa Ferrick

Melissa Ferrick is a musical icon with a voice that’s instantly familiar, comfortable and mind-blowing. Since her last critically acclaimed release, Goodbye Youth, her passionate fan base has waited patiently for Still Right Here to be finished- and finally, the news we’ve been waiting for has come, the record is set to hit Sept 13 via New York City’s MPress Records! Still Right Here is Ferrick’s first studio record in five years, and what a record it is. Boasting guest vocals from friend and often tour mate, Ani DiFranco and guitar work from the incredible Kaki King, the ten song set, recorded in Williamsburg with producer Alex Wong (Vienna Teng, Ari Hest), as well as in Ferrick's hometown of Newbury, Massachussetts with co-producer Thomas Eaton (Mark Erelli, Ellis Paul), is worth every second of the wait.

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Early Praise For New Arrivals Vol 4: Artists Against Youth Homelessness

CD to benefit The National Network for Youth, available June 7th

NAV4MPress Records has earned favorable pre-release Newsradio and music press coverage for ‘New Arrivals Volume 4’ - a June 7th charity compilation CD to benefit The National Network for Youth, whose mission is to champion the needs of runaway, homeless and other disconnected teens. Praise is already coming in for standout tracks like those from American Idol® Finalist Caleb Hawley, acclaimed Verve artist Lucy Woodward and 2011 Grammy® nominee Dave Eggar.  On the syndicated New York News Connection, a statewide news service for New York, veteran Producer Mark Scheerer aired a segment entitled ‘Who Wants to Help Homeless NY Teens? Charity CD Tries to Counter Cutbacks, Recession’.

**ARTISTS AGAINST YOUTH HOMELESSNESS**

A GLITTERY EVENING OF AWARDWINNING ARTISTS FEATURED ON THE “NEW ARRIVALS” COMPILATION SERIES, BENEFITING THE NATIONAL NETWORK FOR YOUTH (NN4Y). LUCY WOODWARD, CALEB HAWLEY, RACHAEL SAGE, GRETA GERTLER, & KATIE COSTELLO! SUGGESTED DONATION: $15
WHEN: WED. JUNE 22, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
WHERE: THE GERSHWIN HOTEL - 7 East 27th St. btwn Fifth Ave & Madison

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MPress Records & BLURT Magazine present: Seth Glier's


Seth Glier

MPress Records has teamed up with BLURT Magazine to premiere the official music video for the title track off of singer-songwriter and 2011 Independent Music Award Winner Seth Glier's critically acclaimed "The Next Right Thing".

Watch the premiere on BLURT Magazine now!

Directed by Zack Sweeney in the streets and subways of NYC, the video emulates the theme of the song with its organic feel and speaks to the simple yet powerful message in the song, which Culture Mob says "immediately resonates with its very present percussion and soulful, incendiary vocals. The song paves the way for the overarching theme of the album- doing the next right thing- thinking outside of yourself to change the world for the better despite life’s constant challenges."

BLURT recently ran a fantastic review of the record release on MPress Records in January 2011. They gave the album 7 stars and raved "...this material sounds like nothing if not classics in waiting...its the essence of perfection". Read the entire glowing review here.


Stellar Line-Up on Charity CD to Combat Youth Homelessness

'New Arrivals: Vol 4' Set for June Release on MPress Records, to Benefit The National Network For Youth

NAV4MPress Records is proud to confirm the details of ‘New Arrivals Volume 4’ a charity compilation CD to benefit The National Network for Youth, whose mission is to champion the needs of runaway, homeless and other disconnected teens. The 21-song CD, set for June release, features a stellar lineup of artists, including 2011 Grammy® nominee Dave Eggar, Brooklyn’s indies The Paper Raincoat, critical favorite Michelle Malone, American Idol® Finalist Caleb Hawley, Verve artist Lucy Woodward and many others. Listen to a streaming sampler, here: NAV4 Player Page

See the full line-up and read more here.

MPress Records National Network for Youth


MPress Records & Exile On Main St. Celebrate Record Store Day 2011

With Performances by Seth Glier & Rachael Sage

SXSWMPress Records and Exile On Main St. have joined forces to present Seth Glier and Rachael Sage for a Record Store Day party! Both Seth & Rachael will be performing at the store and hanging out to sign copies of their latest releases "The Next Right Thing" and "Delancey Street".

Come out and support your local record store on Saturday, April 16 @ Exile On Main St. located at 267 East Main Street in Branford, CT. Festivities start at 1:00 PM EST.

Come out and support your local record store on Saturday, April 16 @ Exile On Main St. located at 267 East Main Street in Branford, CT. Festivities start at 1:00 PM EST.

Record Store Day is right around the corner! On April 16, 2011, independent record stores & artists around the United States and various countries across the globe will be celebrating the art of music by hosting awesome live performances, meet & greets, special appearances, parades and more!


MPressFest SXSW 2011 - Recap

Thanks to everyone for coming out and celebrating with us!

On behalf of everyone at MPress Records we wanted to say a big THANK YOU to each and every one who attended our SXSW day party. The event was a huge success, fun and memorable. Check out the slideshow below with pictures shot by Chicago-based, super-talented photographer, Clayton Hauck.

Thanks to our stellar line up of amazing talent: Avi Wisnia, Walter Parks, Caleb Hawley, Seth Glier, Ryan Hommel, Amy Speace, Rachael Sage and Jim Bianco for filling our party with their fantastic music.

We always have so much fun in Austin, stay up to date with us to see what we're up to for next year! Follow @mpressrecords or LIKE Us on Facebook!

To view our video recap of "MPressFest" please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzzO28S7Abg

If you can't view the slideshow CLICK HERE for the photo gallery.

xoxo

MPress Records


Our Official SXSW Day Party: MPressFest SXSW 2011

Featuring Artists From The “New Arrivals” Charity Compilations

SXSWWe are proud to present our annual SXSW party: MPressFest, named a "Winner" by SXSW Examiner, at The Soho Lounge in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 19th. The event is sponsored by Blurt Magazine, Planetary Group, Harris Radio, A to Z Media, Musicians Atlas and Music Dish. Please visit http://bit.ly/MPressSXSW to RSVP for the list.

The confirmed lineup includes: Rachael SageSeth GlierMelissa Ferrick, Caleb HawleyAvi WisniaWalter Parks, and  Jim Bianco. All are past, present and future artists from MPress Records' compilation series New Arrivals.

New Arrivals Volume 4, out on June 7, 2011 benefits The National Network for Youth, whose mission is to connect and champion the needs of runaway, homeless and other disconnected youth. This volume features an amazing lineup of artists including 2011 Grammy® nominee Dave Eggar, The Paper Raincoat, and Lucy Woodward. For more information, visit www.newarrivalscd.com.

Read more & find out about our Tweet for a iPod Touch Contest!

RSVP now to reserve your spot! 

 


MPress Records At Folk Alliance

Folk AllianceOnce again, MPress will attend the Folk Alliance International Conference in Memphis, TN.  Taking place from February 16-20, the conference is the acoustic music industry's largest networking gathering, featuring thousands of performances over four days.  We will be on hand to host the MPress private showcase in Room #1727 (complete schedule here), and will also be in the exhibition hall at booth #47.  Rachael Sage (schedule) and Seth Glier (schedule) will be performing several times over the weekend.  Rachael will also participate in the "Styling For The Stage" panel on Saturday.

If you're going to Memphis, we hope to see you there!


Meet Us At MIDEM

MPress will be attending the 2011 MIDEM conference in Cannes, January 22-26. We are seeking to expand international distribution and licensing for our 14-album catalog, including film/television placements. We are also interested in pursuing international touring opportunities for our artists. Our flagship artist, Rachael Sage will be in Cannes to showcase during the conference as well. For an invitation to these showcases or to set up a meeting, please contact JoJo Gentry, Label Manager at jojo@mpressrecords.com. We will be at the A2IM stand, booth R36.18.


Seth Glier's

TNRT

Seth's new record "The Next Right Thing" is available now! Get your copy here!

The critics are raving:

  • "This is a young man with a distinctive voice, a falsetto that sticks to your ribs, and can he write songs."Blogcritics
  • "Seth voice and piano chops have such vivacity... he has an incredible ability to construct arresting melodies" - CultureMob.com
  • "poetic and filled with emotion and meaning" - Eagle Tribune
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