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.
Our Official SXSW Day Party: MPressFest SXSW 2011
Featuring Artists From The “New Arrivals” Charity Compilations
We 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 Sage, Seth Glier, Melissa Ferrick, Caleb Hawley, Avi Wisnia, Walter 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.
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RSVP now to reserve your spot!
MPress Records At Folk Alliance
Once 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 email@example.com. We will be at the A2IM stand, booth R36.18.
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
MPress Records Signs Melissa Ferrick To Multi-Album Deal
MPress Records Signs Melissa Ferrick To Multi-Album Deal
New York, NY - New York City-based MPress Records has just inked a three-album deal with indie-maverick (and major label veteran) Melissa Ferrick. MPress, which internationally distributes albums by art-pop songstress Rachael Sage and award-winning songwriter Seth Glier, also produces the NEW ARRIVALS charity compilation series, and has presented artist showcases at such industry events as SXSW, CMJ & MIDEM.
Ferrick, an accomplished singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has shared stages with artists as wide-ranging as Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, Weezer and Ani DiFranco, performs over 150 shows a year - often for audiences of 7500 or more. Her extraordinarily passionate, grassroots fan base began when she opened for Morrissey in 1991, and has grown into one of the most loyal followings in recent indie memory.
MPress Records Artist Seth Glier Shapes Thoughtful Sophomore CD
Seth Glier's "The Next Right Thing" to be released Jan 11, 2011
Singer Seth Glier sculpts songs that seek to create an emotional connection, even as his dreams of a fragile Utopia remain unrealized, on his impressive sophomore CD, 'The Next Right Thing'.
The 21-year old phenom's distinctive falsetto has lead critics to praise him as having "the vocal prowess of a perfomer with a lifetime of singing experience" and as a "huge musical talent." College Music Journal (CMJ) describes Glier's music as "perfect vocals paired with immense instrumental talent on piano..." The upcoming CD, his second on MPress Records, lives up to the hype. The album draws inspiration from unlikely sources - from Michael J. Fox to organized religion, from a loved one's dementia, to witnessing a friend's shallow embrace of fame - all the while, the songs reflect Glier's maturity as a writer and his staunch idealism.
Rachael Heads Back To The UK!
Continuing to support her latest CD, "Delancey Street" (which hit UK stores in September), Rachael is heading back across the Atlantic for 10 days of shows all over the UK! Joined by drummer Quinn, Sage will be traveling from London to Wales and up to Scotland, with several stops in between.
The tour starts on Wednesday, October 27 with a BMI showcase at The Cobden Club in London, and winds down on Friday, November 5 at The Winchester in Bournemouth. See the shows page for complete details!
MPress Records, Sally Golan & Social Exposure Media Present MPressFest CMJ 2010
Official Showcase @ Gallery Bar (NYC) on Thursday, October 21st 6:30-11 PM
New York, NY – NYC based independent record label MPress
Records has just confirmed the lineup for their annual showcase event at
this year’s CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival. The event will take
place at Gallery Bar in New York City on Thursday, October 21 @ 6:30 PM, and is sponsored by Social Exposure, Powderfinger Promotions, A to Z Media and Blurt Magazine. This is an official CMJ showcase, so attendees with badges will enjoy free entry. And now if you bring 2 friends, all 3 for your get in for only $10! Come at 6:30 PM for a happy hour featuring FREE drinks, finger sandwiches & cupcakes!
The line up features two-time Independent Music Award Winner and NY glam-pop étoile Rachael Sage; MPress artist and acclaimed songsmith Seth Glier; internationally renowned guitarist for the legendary Richie Havens, Walter Parks; celebrated singer-songwriter and fiercely unique cellist, Lindsay Mac; versatile singer-songwriter, star of YouTube sensation “Rosh Hashanah Girl,” and composer Michelle Citrin; and indie maverick, dynamic songwriter and performer Melissa Ferrick. The event will also be hosted by the gorgeous and entertaining Sally Golan of Social Exposure Media.
"Delancey Street" Available In The UK & Ireland!
That's right UK & Ireland, you can now get your hands on Rachael Sage's critically acclaimed "Delancey Street". The UK & Irish press have been weighing in; Maverick (UK) gives the record 5 stars and says it has "crystalline vocals and untamed craftsmanship," and the Irish Times praises its "gently suprising, singular touches that come across as effortless...instinctive."
Visit the store to choose from a selection of retailers. You an also visit your local record store and request it if they don't have it.