Justin Timberlake Teams Up With AfterMaster Audio

Justin Timberlake

HOLLYWOOD–(Businesswire)–AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., an industry leading audio technology company based in Hollywood today announced that Justin Timberlake has joined the company as an owner. Teaming up alongside music and sound industry’s elite, Justin will play an integral role as AfterMaster prepares its launch into the marketplace, providing […]

Country Legend Merle Haggard To Perform At Art Center

Merle Haggard

ESCONDIDO–Country Music Hall of Famer, GRAMMY Award-winner and most recently a Kennedy Center Honoree, Merle Haggard will perform at The California Center for the Arts, Escondido as part of the 20th anniversary 2014/2015 season on December 10. Haggard is a country music icon and living legend whose songs retain the grit, heart and honesty that […]

For the Sender Holiday Concert Benefits Bro-Am Foundation

SAN DIEGO–“For the Sender” a book, album and concert series that turns letters into songs, written by author and musician Alex Woodard, is hosting a benefit concert for the Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation on December 14 at Belly Up Tavern. The night will make for a wonderful evening of well-known musicians such as Sara and Sean […]

Clive Davis To Celebrate GRAMMYS At Gala


SANTA MONICA–Clive Davis and The Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Feb. 7, 2015, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, the evening before the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards. Sponsored by Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Hyundai, JBL, and MasterCard Worldwide, this invitation-only, VIP event will feature special musical performances and will be […]

Pharrell Williams and President Bill Clinton Rocked the House at Monk Jazz Institute 2014 All-Star Gala

resident Bill Clinton, 2014 recipient of the Maria Fisher Founder's Award, with Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz Chairman Herbie Hancock.

By Danny R. Johnson HOLLYWOOD – The hottest ticket in Hollywood on Sunday night, November 9, 2014, was the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Trumpet Competition and All-Star Gala, which was held at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, and San Diego County News had a front row seat to all the excitement. Things started happening right from […]

Juanito Pascual ‘New Flamenco Trio’ CD Uniquely Blends Traditional Flamenco Guitar with Improvised Styles of World Music, Jazz, Pop and Blues

L-R: Bassist Brad Barrett, Flamenco Guitarist Juanito Pascual, and Percussionist/Drummer Tupac Mantilla are the New Flamenco Trio.

By Danny R. Johnson LOS ANGELES – The late Spanish flamenco guitarist, composer and producer, Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomes (1947-2014) who became popularly known throughout the world as Paco De Lucía, was a leading proponent of the New Flamenco style, he helped legitimize flamenco among the establishment in Spain, and was one of the first […]

Monk Institute of Jazz 2014 Trumpet Competition and All-Star Gala Concert Promises To Be Unforgettable Evening

Dee Dee Bridgewater

By Danny R. Johnson LOS ANGELES – One of the guiding mandates for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is to enrich, entertain, and expand a global community for Jazz through performance, education and advocacy. All of these elements will be on full display at the Thelonious Monk Institute for Jazz All-Star Gala Concert, to […]

Recording Academy To Honor Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers poses in the press room at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Dan MacMedan/WireImage.

SANTA MONICA–The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing will celebrate its eighth annual GRAMMY Week event honoring three-time GRAMMY winner Nile Rodgers for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. Michael Ostin and Cameron Strang will serve as honorary event co-chairs at the event to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at The Village studios in West Los […]

Musical Artists To Perform A Very GRAMMY Christmas

Tim McGraw

SANTA MONICA– A Very GRAMMY Christmas, a new one-hour entertainment special, will feature singer/songwriter Ariana Grande, three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5, three-time GRAMMY winner Tim McGraw, and seven-time GRAMMY winner Pharrell Williams. The special will include performances of holiday songs and current pop hits, as well as artists sharing their favorite holiday memories and what […]

Philadelphia International Records Says Goodbye

Crews remove Philadelphia International Records sign.

PHILADELPHIA–The “Love Train” that has carried “The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP)” to “people all over the world” for almost half a century made its last physical stop at 309 S. Broad Street this week as the legendary Philadelphia International Records label, founded by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame producer-songwriters Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, […]