The Country Network Now Available On Roku

The innovative television network dedicated to providing today’s country music enthusiasts more choices in televised and digital programming, The Country Network (TCN), is pleased to announce its carriage on the Roku streaming media platform. Country music fans with the device or Roku-enabled Smart TV can now access the latest and best videos from their Country, Americana, Red Dirt and Texas artists, as well as TCN’s original programming—including series such as Live from the Couch, On the Rise, Our Land: The Music Highway, Studio B Sessions, and more!

This news comes as TCN expands into nine (9) additional markets throughout the heartland, renewal with Cocola Broadcasting, and the launch of eight original series for its initial fall lineup. It also recently launched its creative, state-of-the-art fan-incentive program, TCN All-Access. The carriage through Roku will add an additional 10.6M potential viewers to TCN’s overall household reach, now estimated at over 50 million DMA households, putting it squarely on pace with its growth strategy to reach 100 million homes within the next three years. For more information on The Country Network, please visit http://www.tcncountry.com.

“The addition of Roku is extremely important to us,” states Tim Eaton, President and CEO of The Country Network. “4 in 10 households currently own an OTT streaming device, and by next year, Streaming Media Players (SMP) penetration will reach 40 percent of all U.S. homes with internet,” he explains. “The number of ways people are receiving TV content is expanding rapidly and we want to be a part of this conversation and be available to fans through a wide variety of sources.”

Roku is the leader in SMP market share. There are currently 10.6M active Roku accounts across SMPs and smart TV, reaching 49% of SMP households. These figures are expected to climb steeply based upon reports by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS): 56 percent of all North American TV shipments in Q1-2016 were smart TVs; Roku-powered smart TVs earned 12% of all sales for the entire first half of 2016.

For more information on The Country Network, upcoming show announcements, and a complete list of broadcast affiliates and channels, please visit http://www.tcncountry.com.

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About the Country Network:
The Country Network (“TCN”), is an innovative music video network dedicated to providing today’s country music enthusiasts more choices in televised and digital programming. TCN will be the only television network dedicated exclusively to airing country music content. TCN is “all Country Music, all the time.”

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http://www.tcncountry.com
http://www.facebook.com/thecountrynetwork
twitter.com/tcn_country

LORDS Of The GUITAR – LIVE

Jean Beauvoir and his band Crown of Thorns playing “Dying For Love” – LIVE – Sala Caracol, Madrid Spain – April 27th, 2011.

Incidentally, two Veteran Rock Guitarists who made ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNES 2016 list of Favorite “Guitarist of the Year” in October are from the Jean Beauvoir led band CROWN of THORNS.

Micki Free from the original Crown of Thorns lineup and Tommy Lafferty who took over when Free went solo. Free whose career includes the debut Crown of Thorns album which set off a bidding war in the industry is also a multi-platinum recording artist and Grammy award winner.

The guitarist on the right is Dario just being Dario. In music magazine reviews he is routinely mentioned as being one of the most charismatic and entertaining bass guitarists performing today. Beauvoir who is well known for his stage presence and charisma doesn’t hold back making the combination and stage interaction with both Dario and Lafferty one of the most entertaining LIVE ROCK events to see.

Watch for their 2017 schedule.

Follow Crown of Thorns:
COT | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Crown-of-Thorns-40894144971

Some Crown of Thorns Videos:
COT | Dying for Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSokqQ-YAEY

COT | Hike It Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qYueiEsSsM

COT C House of Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssgiEdF7l_4

COT | Rock Ready https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoC1tqED7LI

COT | iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/crown-of-thorns/id360719715

Follow Tommy Lafferty:
TL | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tommy.lafferty
FTF | Website: http://fromthefire.com
FTF | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fromthefireband

Follow Jean Beauvoir:
JB | Website: http://www.jeanbeauvoir.com
JB | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JeanBeauvoirOFFICIAL
JB | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JeanBeauvoir

Website: http://www.allindianz.com
Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJviR0uhYx0

Dan McCarthy Releases New Video And Single “Ladybug Point” Worldwide

It was 20 years ago while traveling the coast of Oregon when McCarthy and his then girlfriend Karen stopped to take in the view. It was there, as the two gazed at the beauty of the towering cliffs and with the sounds of the crashing waves below, the poem, “Ladybug Point” was written on a tattered piece of note paper. The two would later be married and go on the build their family and life together as the poem remained in a drawer for the next 18 years. In 2014, McCarthy was inspired to write a song from his poem and later was added as one of the songs on his first EP.



In 2016 McCarthy submitted one of his songs to Music 1 Radio, the internet radio station sponsored by Star 1 Group. Laura Patterson, President of Star 1 Group, Star 1 Records, and Shine On Records heard McCarthy’s song and contacted him for a phone interview. What resulted was a newly produced video for Ladybug Point and a complete remix that became the soundtrack and a new single. “I was taken by both the simplicity and beauty of the song. After learning that it was inspired by a poem, it was easy to understand why”, stated Ms. Patterson.



The video is available on Vevo and all of it’s 11 supported platforms along with Sony’s Video Zone in Europe and Music 1 Television. The soundtrack is available on iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify and from over 600 more outlets worldwide.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j82fxzysUZQ

http://www.danmccarthysoloacoustic.com

http://star1ent.com/dan-mccarthy/audio/716/ladybug-point

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=194817

Classically Trained Saxophonist Taking Bold Steps – New Jazz Music

A 25-year-old with an old soul. Sunny personality, with homemade qualities, and a love of relationships between music passion, family and friends. Braxton’s positivity acts as a way to create a message and theme in his music and overall brand of new jazz music

As a recent Juilliard graduate and a classically trained saxophonist, Braxton is now taking bold steps to create his own lane in music -- even if that means defying what his schooling and peers may expect of him. In his upcoming single, "Somewhere in Between," Braxton debuts his vocal talent to show the world you can find balance in who you are, what others expect of you, and ultimately find your own lane.

"For me, my sound and musical identity has always been in between the soul music that I grew up on and the jazz that I have studied and grown to love. So I wrote this song to say, that it's okay to be a little different. We should embrace our uniqueness and follow through with it." - Braxton Cook

SOUNDS LIKE: "Black American Music": laid back, mellow, soulful, honest, inspired by new jazz music, soul and R&B, singer-songwriters.

"I want people to be musically moved like John Coltrane. Moved by the music and spiritual experience." - Braxton Cook

Website: http://www.BRAXTONCOOK.COM
Music: http://soundcloud.com/braxton-cook-1/somewhere-in-between-final-master

Piper Madison Brings Those Girls

She went from country girl to city girl, and now she's sippin' on Starbucks lattes, doing the Arianna Grande hair flip and wearin' that bright red lipstick, as one of "Those Girls."

Rocket ships, aliens, pretty girls, singing, dancing, playing guitar and, of course, wearing lots of red lipstick. That, the atmosphere in Piper Madison's new, fun, alternative rock/pop video, "Those Girls," expected to skyrocket the teen singer/actor and songwriter to the top of the pop music charts.

Madison's video is based on a song with catchy music and tight lyrics written by the 14-year-old, perhaps best known for her role as Zelphaba, a magic and spell-toting teen in the Nickelodeon TV show, "100 Things to Do Before High School."

In addition to acting, the talented youth plays several instruments, including guitar, which she performs on camera in the video. She has been singing and writing songs since her parents gave her a guitar for her eighth birthday. She also plays, piano, ukulele and banjo.

"I love all music," the young girl says, listing a plethora of genres, from country and rock to modern pop.

"I like to listen to Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Amy Winehouse and a lot of others," she says, adding, "I also listen to music from my country roots."

Madison and her younger sister, Skylar moved from her birthplace of Louisville, Kentucky to Toluca Lake, Calif., with their parents, five years ago.

The two young girls originally came to Los Angeles for an acting camp, and became so enamored with acting and Hollywood they talked their parents into making the cross-country move, according to Madison.

She's currently a high school sophomore in an independent homeschool-style co-op, where she not only learns general coursework but also is gleaning all she can from a sound engineering class.

"I really want to know all aspects of music and recording," she says.

Madison writes most of her own songs, with catchy tunes and lyrics well-beyond her chronological age. She says she likes to infuse her humor and sense of place in her songs.

She mostly likes to write about everyday situations and things that happen or pop into her head.

"My main technique is I take a situation and exaggerate it," she says, with a laugh.

"Those Girls" came about from a suggestion from her mother.

"My mom walked into my bedroom and (says), ‘Why don't you write a song about being one of ‘Those Girls?' so I did," Madison recalls.

She's currently working on a full-length album based on songs she's written. The album is expected to be released in 2017.

For now, she's busy promoting the video, for which she's performing at a variety of venues, including talk shows and radio interviews, as well as performing as a featured artist with recording artist David Longoria at the opening of an Angels, major league ball game.

The video was produced by Bug on the Camel Productions and features Madison and several other talented teens, including her sister, who portrays the "Alien Queen," to whom Madison's character gifts a box of self-esteem, so she too can become one of "Those Girls.'

Madison and Skylar are used to performing together, having previously blended their voices and Madison's guitar licks in the duo, "Madison Fayre." The siblings previously released two songs together, "California Christmas" and "A Happy Holiday Medley."

Outside of her onstage life, Madison is a typical young girl, who loves shopping, reading Harry Potter books, listening to music and hanging out with friends, including her younger sister, who she says is a "good friend."

Madison also has two dogs and enjoys playing tennis.

Her vocal coach, Dennis John Napolitano, of Dennis John Studios in Burbank, describes Madison as: "A wonderful girl with the wisdom and intellect of a 22-year-old."

"She thinks deep things and has a lot of wisdom at 14," he says.

Debralynn Findon, owner of Discover Management in Studio City, has been working with Madison since the family moved to Southern California.

"Piper is fun to work with and amazing. I love her video, the singing, the acting and the direction," Findon says, adding, "She's just one of "Those Girls" with incredible passion, drive and determination."

Website: http://www.pipermadison.com/
Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vemAOHaNaaM

Xavier Toscano'”Runway”

Xavier Toscano's latest video, "Runaway" is featured at Foot Locker stores nationwide. The song was also featured on the hit show Keeping Up With The Kardashians (it's just one of the five that made it into the hit show, from his latest project Feels So Good).

Xavier's music is influenced by Top 40 radio and video. It can best be described as enthusiastic, energetic, dance-urban pop. He also blends his love of EDM, rap, rock, reggae, and R&B with his dancing ability to create a dynamic stage show. Xavier has performed across the United States and Europe, and continues to entertain locally. Wherever Xavier performs, he is always praised for having a "ton of energy." Combine that with his strong stage presence, and you have well rounded entertainer who puts on electric and engaging show.

Website: http://www.xaviertoscano.com/epk
Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7QCCEXfoUc
Xavier Toscano's latest video, "Runaway" is featured at Foot Locker stores nationwide. The song was also featured on the hit show Keeping Up With The Kardashians (it's 
just one of the five that made it into the hit show, from his latest project Feels So Good).

Xavier's music is influenced by Top 40 radio and video. It can best be described as enthusiastic, energetic, dance-urban pop. He also blends his love of EDM, rap, 
rock, reggae, and R&B with his dancing ability to create a dynamic stage show. Xavier has performed across the United States and Europe, and continues to entertain 
locally. Wherever Xavier performs, he is always praised for having a "ton of energy." Combine that with his strong stage presence, and you have well rounded 
entertainer who puts on electric and engaging show.

Website: http://www.xaviertoscano.com/epk
Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7QCCEXfoUc

Nominated At Film Festivals Now The Album Praying For A Miracle By Michael Resin Released On Bongo Boy Records

Bongo Boy Records announces the release of "Praying For A Miracle"; the full length studio album by Swiss recording artist Michael Resin. The 10 track album is making its way to Hong Kong with Bongo Boy Records Star Program. This release will be available in Greater China, Taiwan, Malaysia and other Asian countries and here in the USA via CDBABY Worldwide distributors.

Michaël Resin residents in Lausanne, Switzerland and took music lessons at a very young age. Michaël has released a few singles and two albums with Stéphane Resin under the group name Be-Boys. In 2015 Michaël recorded his first solo single called "Point Of No Return" of his debut album "Emotion Sickness". Which were followed by a second single "What I Feel For You" and 3rd single "Only Human" in 2015.

Michaël returns to Bongo Boy Records with his solo album "Praying For A Miracle" and Bongo Boy Records is excited to distribute and promote Michael Resin’s latest album on their growing International roster.

This summer Michaël's music video "Falling feat. Benjamin Karmer" was aired on Television in New York City and went in heavy rotation Coast to Coast on 54 TV Channels that same month.


As a Film Director, Michaël has also produced the short film. "Vicious Minds Project" was seen last month on National Television in the USA via The Bongo Boy Rock n Roll TV show series. The short film has been accepted in many film festivals this winter and also has been nominated for the Nashville Universe Awards – Short Film. This film is available on Blu-ray and Amazon On Demand.

"Praying For A Miracle" is available via CDBABY as Compact Disc and Digital Downloads. The album is also available in Asia with Bongo Boy Records ASIA as a digital download with online retail sites like KKBOX, Omusic, Taiwan Mobile, OMusic, Xiami, China Telecom, China Unicom and many others.

Praying For A Miracle - Album
1. World Is Mine 2:26
2. Vicious Minds Project 3:48
3. Get Away 2:37
4. Gates Of Hell 3:31
5. New Romance 4:00
6. Nothing Is Forever 4:44
7. Lord Knows 3:12
8. Falling feat Benjamin Karmer 3:18
9. Praying For A Miracle 3:24
10.Vicious Minds Project Acoustic 3:21

Available on Bongo Boy Records
CDBABY(USA) WORLDWIDE http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelresin1
KANJIAN (HONG KONG) ASIA
Artist official website: www.michaelresin.com
Twitter @michaelresin
www.Facebook.com/MichaelResinArtiste

Website: http://www.bongoboyrecords.com