MPress Records CMJ Showcase 2009
August 31, 2009
MPress Records is excited to announce that their annual CMJ showcase will take place on Thursday October 22, 2009 at Gallery Bar (120 Orchard St.) on the Lower East Side, NYC. The event will run 7 - 11PM featuring the first-class talents of emerging and known independent artists. This will be a night you won't want to miss, and it's free to CMJ badge holders! Keep an eye out for more details.
Rachael Sage to Appear on New "Fame" Film Soundtrack
August 25, 2009
MPress Records is pleased to announce that Rachael Sage’s song “Too Many Women” will be featured in the new “Fame” film hitting theatres on September 25, 2009. The soundtrack album will be available for digital and physical purchase nationally on August 25, 2009. “Too Many Women”, which also appears on Sage’s critically acclaimed album “Public Record”, was hand-picked by director Kevin Tancharoen, and remixed by Damon Elliot specifically for the movie. Find out why this opportunity is a "dream come true" for Rachael in the official press release!
MPress Attending the 2nd Annual Indiegrrl Conference
August 17, 2009
This weekend MPress will be attending the 2nd Annual Indiegrrl Conference in Nashville, TN. A conference sponsor, MPress has its own showcase room where we will feature several up-and-coming musicians including NAV4 artist Katie Costello. MPress founder Rachael Sage will also be performing on the Indiegrrl main stage Saturday night. She is also on the panel “Honorary Indiegrrl Members
Speak Up - A Question & Answer Session with Honorary Indiegrrl
Members” which takes place at 3PM to 4:30PM on Saturday. The evening
showcases are open to the public, so if you’re in the area check out her shows page for details!
Tix On Sale Now for Rachael Sage's Edinburgh Fringe Debut
August 4, 2009
Rachael will make her debut at Scotland’s renowned Edinburgh Fringe in
a dynamic performance entitled “Sequins & Shpiel: An Evening With
Rachael Sage”, August 7th-11th at City Edinburgh. “Sequins &
Shpiel” will feature the extraordinary talents of Dave Eggar (cello),
Quinn (percussion), and special guest Seth Glier as well as elegant
sequinned attire, several brand new songs and the opportunity for
audience members to accompany Sage on kazoo, snaps and assorted
percussion - so get your tickets early! August 9th & 10th tickets = two for the price of one! All shows start at 8PM, please visit the shows page for details.
MPress Signs Seth Glier to Multi-Album Deal
June 29, 2009
MPress is proud to announce our first artist signing: 20-year-old
pianist/singer-songwriter Seth Glier. Seth hails from Western
Massachusetts, and was recently featured in the Boston Globe for his
100% Fan Funded Tour. As Rachael Sage recalls, "Seth opened for me last
fall, and within 30 seconds I knew we had to sign him. His music and
voice are so far beyond his years you can't help but listen. The world
needs to know about Seth and his music, and it's incredibly exciting to
help make that happen."
We will nationally re-release his latest album The Trouble With
People, with several tracks re-mixed by Kevin Killen, this fall. New
material is expected in 2010. Seth will also join Rachael at the
Edinburgh Fringe in August, as part of her "Sequins & Shpiel" show. A
seasoned touring artist who has already shared stages with Martin
Sexton, John Mayer and Erin McKeown, he will continue to tour the East
Coast through the summer, and will kick off his official The Trouble
With People re-release tour in the fall. For more information on Seth,
see the MPress Artists Page and his web site.
Official Press Release
Photos From Signing Day
Tickets on sale now for 7/30 show "Sequins & Shpiel"
July 22, 2009
In preparation for her full-week run
at Scotland’s renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival, art-pop songstress
Rachael Sage will be previewing her show “Sequins & Shpiel” for one
night only at one of NYC's most beautiful venues, DROM. The show will weave songs from her eight-album discography with shpiel
about her life as a former ballerina and adventures on the road. Expect
a healthy mix of vaudevillian shtick, playful Yiddishkeit and Sage’s
signature pianistic flair. Featuring the extraordinary talents
of Dave Eggar on cello (Evanescence, Coldplay, The Who) and Quinn on
percussion (Tracy Chapman, Jesca Hoop, Marshall Crenshaw), along with the enchanting Noe Venable as the opening act. Tickets on sale now!
Now Accepting Submissions for "New Arrivals: Vol. 4"
June 1, 2009
MPress Records is accepting new submissions for "New Arrivals: Vol. 4" from now through June 15th. New Arrivals is a charity compilation project aimed at increasing exposure for exceptional independent material. 100% of proceeds from "Vol. 4" will benefit National Network for Youth, whose mission is to connect and champion the needs of runaway, homeless and other disconnected youth. Each volume also includes a Bonus Track by a more established independent artist (prior headliners have included Jill Sobule, Glen Philips and Melissa Ferrick). Please visit the direct link for more information.
MPressFest @ SXSW 2009
SXSW is approaching and we’ve finalized the line-up for MPressFest
2009! On Saturday March 21st come and enjoy the music of Seth Glier,
Katie Costello, Gregory Douglass, Rachael Sage, Melissa Ferrick, Amy
Speace and Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles at SOHO Lounge (217 E. 6th St.) in Austin, TX. Along with these great performances
there will also be free drinks, food and giveaways from 12PM to 5:30PM
so pencil us into your busy schedule! To RSVP please e-mail email@example.com.
Click to view the full-size e-card!
The MPress Room At Folk Alliance!
Once again, MPress Records is pleased to be hosting a guerrilla showcase room at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN. From Wednesday, February 18 through Saturday, February 21, we will present a wealth of diverse talent in Room 1911, including several performances by Katie Costello, Seth Glier, and Rachael Sage. If you are attending the conference, please plan to come by -- and also visit us in the Exhibit Hall at booth # 63.
Click to view the full showcase schedule!
NAV3 featured in AIMS stores!
January 28, 2009
Great news on the MPress front! AIMS (Alliance of Independent Media Stores) will be featuring New Arrivals: Vol. 3 in their listening stations nationwide for the month of February. AIMS is a group comprised of forward-thinking music stores across the country dedicated to putting artistic integrity ahead of mass-market commercial hype. For a list of stores, all locally owned, please visit their website.