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Karen Olson: International Musician (viola), Recording Artist, Composer and Sound Healer releases her newest album, Convergence.
Karen Olson is an internationally recognized violist, recording artist and composer. This skillful and talented artist combines her unique background as a instrumental musician, Reiki master, and intuitive holistic healer, by providing interactive, fun and inspiring concerts and programs.
Based in New York, this music professional’s newest album Convergence follows like minded official album releases; Elemental Journey, Timeless Being, Seasons of the Soul, Earth Angel, and Ellypsis feat. Karina O. & Christobal Jacques. Her music has been described as a wonderful blend of classically oriented jazz fusion that has instrumental New Age and World Music influences.
Karen Olsen is a music professional who holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School, a Master’s Degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. from New York University and she is a certified practitioner and teacher in several healing modalities including Theta Healing.
Performing for audiences all over the world, Karen Olsen is a member of the New York Pops. Her CD Timeless Being ranked #1 on multiple charts, and she edited a top-selling viola scale book for ECSchirmer. During her stellar music career Karen Olsen has performed with famous music celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr. and Liza Minnelli. Karen plays on Thomastik-Infeld strings.
There are other renown artists who have commented about Karen. Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria, a 4-time Grammy Nominee, Sound Healing Artist and Integrative Psychologist had this to say about Karen and her abilities:
Karen Olson is much more than an extremely gifted composer and musician, she is a sound healer and visionary artist. Her compositions and music are beautiful, heartfelt and always a soulful healing balm for body, mind and spirit. Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria
Find out more about this talented international artist by visiting Karen Olson.com. During your site visit you may sample and purchase Convergence and earlier album releases and learn more about this talented artist, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter social media pages. You may likewise schedule concerts, private instruction, and music workshops by request.
Press photos are courtesy KarenOlsen.com.
Electronic Dance Music innovators (We Are) Nexus heralded as one of the hottest new EDM groups by top news organizations.
If you are into the sounds of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and are already informed about one of the finest new EDM groups in recent times, then you know the outstanding new group called (We Are) Nexus is beginning to acquire a sizeable fan following for their ingenious original club mixes.
Composer and producer Nick Gunn and vocalist Carmen Rainier are the names behind the (We Are) Nexus team, both of which are professional artists famous for their albums in the instrumental and world music genres.
(We Are) Nexus is quickly gaining speed in the EDM market by their innovative sound, plus numerous press articles by respected news outlets are publicizing more than positive reviews of the group including articles by CBS News, NBC News, Boston Globe and Miami Herald. These reliable news sources have made a unanimous assessment to the effect that (We Are) Nexus is one of the hottest new groups in Electronic Dance Music.
The first single by the team titled Broken and newest song single named Sound of the Beat features an exciting mix of trendy vocals by Carmen Rainier set to a blend of tech house and engaging world music rhythms. Having produced 14 albums and sales of over 2 million, multi-platinum artist Nicholas Gunn brings a new level of expertise to the EDM market.
While (We Are) Nexus is no way connected to a state-of-the-art smartphone or the newest electronic technology product there is a solid connection, defined by the innovative principles of the artists involved, and the high quality of EDM they produce. Their expertise and success as instrumental artists is clearly reflected in the cleverly arranged songs.
Visit the professional team Nick Gunn and Carmen Rainier at WeAreNexusEDM.com and sample new EDM songs in their music section. Photos courtesy wearenexusedm.com.
Music News: Official Music played during Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games forthcoming.
With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games less than one year away speculation has already begun on the choice of music selections for the historic athletic games to be held in, and various locations around the host city of Sochi, Russia in 2014.
An important aspect of the Olympic Games themselves is the official music performed during the Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony and all events like the Medal Award Ceremony. Interest in the music performed at venues from start to finish is equally popular.
At this point neither the International Olympic Committee (IOC) nor the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOC) has released the Official Music to be played during the games, but there is news of a song compilation album likely to be music played during the Olympics.
The first album titled Hits of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games is 10 song compilation album release based on the Olympic theme. The artists performing the 10 songs were musicians selected during a music competition open to Russian citizens. The songs are being played on radio stations in Russia, but Hits of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games is not yet available.
During the London 2012 Olympic Games the music of new age electronic instrumental artist Vangelis made a grand impression with his famed Chariots Of Fire song, which is a song selected from the motion picture soundtrack score on the Academy Award-Winning movie of the same title.
The song Chariots Of Fire by Vangelis was an official theme song played extensively during the Medal Award Ceremonies and other venues. It’s hard to imagine a song better suited to the Olympic Games than Chariots Of Fire, but it will be interesting to see if music by Vangelis will be included in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. I will present special music news coverage and updates for the Sochi Winter Olympics so check back for complete information about Official Olympic Music when made available.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will begin on February 7, 2014 with the Opening Ceremony and conclude on February 23, 2014 with the Closing Ceremony. The following Paralympic Games is set to begin March 7, 2014 and conclude on March 16, 2014. The Olympic Torch Relay begins in Moscow, Russia on October 7, 2013. The song video below is by an artist performing an electronic music composition while the video portion details plans and events for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Project.
To read more about the Hits of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games compilation album by artists in Russia visit Sochi2014.com. For music played during previous Olympic and Paralympic Games visit my category section named Official Olympic Songs. Big Stock Photos – Jimbarber & Eskay Lim.
Regardless of whether you are presently a student, employed or retired, chances are at some point in your life you will choose to own a pet for companionship. While dogs and cats are the most popular choice of pet to keep us company, other pets from a variety of bird species, rodents, reptiles, marine animals likewise serve as adored companions to the human species.
Bradley Joseph is a professional pianist and instrumental artist specializing in relaxation and behavioral music for pets. In fact he has produced a large collection of audio CDs and DVDs dedicated specifically to the most popular animals companions like canines and felines but his music can be beneficial to a variety of other animals too.
The album titles for some of his therapeutic CDs and DVDs are Music Pets Love, Music Dogs Love, Music Cats Love, Music Birds Love, along with DVD For Dogs & DVD For Cats.
The selection of CD and DVD pet therapy music produced by Bradley Joseph is designed specifically for pampering our companions using gentle music as a technique for relaxation and to help relieve separation anxiety while we are away, and additional common pet conditions.
The benefits of music therapy are in fact supported by the veterinary profession, so if you are interested in providing therapeutic music for your pet, allow me to direct you to his popular store section with an extra nice collection of pet therapy music to choose from.
For a variety of music designed for pet therapy visit BradleyJoseph.com. While you are there read about his professional music career which includes touring with international concert artist Yanni and pop vocal star Sheena Easton. Cover art is courtesy bradleyjoseph.com.
Exclusive Song Compilation – Official 2013 GRAMMY® Nominees Compilation Album with 22 songs by 22 of today’s top artists.
Today on January 22, 2013 The Recording Academy released the GRAMMY® Nominees CD Album for 2013. This special vocal and instrumental release like previous year Nominees Song CDs is an exclusive compilation album by the overall number of songs by many of today’s most popular artists.
The 22 songs by contemporary artists are among the top tier of popular artists who are candidates in the 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards scheduled for February 10, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
For fans of vocal and instrumental songs in a variety of popular music genres it’s a chance to own an exclusive song collection of music made popular by celebrity vocal artists, many of which have made Billboard and top of the radio charts.
The GRAMMY® Nominees Song CD for 2013 shines by the diverse multiplicity of the artists and vocalists involved, all of which are contenders in this year’s Award Ceremony including Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best New Artist, and additional categories in the world’s most prestigious award.
This exclusive album is made available in the formats of CD or album download at Amazon and iTunes. Several customer album reviews at Amazon gave this release the highest rating. After sampling the 22 songs for myself it’s easy to see why.
The 22 artists on the GRAMMY® Nominees album for 2013 are: The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Gotye, Katy Perry, Fun, Florence & The Machine, Pink, Maroon 5, Carly Rae Jepsen, Miguel, Ed Sheeran, Hunter Hayes, The Lumineers, Alabama Shakes, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, Bruce Springsteen, Jack White, Muse, Coldplay, and Adele.
The 22 songs on the compilation album are: Lonely Boy, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You), We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra), Wide Awake, We Are Young, Shake It Out, Try, Payphone (Edited Version featuring Wiz Khalifa), Call Me Maybe, Adorn, The A Team, Wanted, Ho Hey, Hold On, I Will Wait, Pyramids, We Take Care Of Our Own, Freedom At 21, Madness, Charlie Brown, Set Fire To The Rain and (Live At The Royal Albert Hall).
A portion of the proceeds benefit two charitable organizations founded by The Recording Academy. Plus there are two chances to enter and win a trip to the Award Ceremonies in 2013 and 2014. Find information and sample or purchase at Amazon or iTunes by visiting 2013GrammyAlbum.com. Big Stock Photo – AnmFoto.
Martin Luther King Jr. & Elvis Presley Tribute Song single by country music legend Pam Tillis & Kris Thomas.
The good people at television media and internet music video company Rive Video Promotion sent me an inspiring tribute song video for our enjoyment, just in time for civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
This song video titled Two Kings is a tribute to the enduring legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and Elvis Presley, two of the most iconic figures in modern American history. This tribute song honors what both men stood for and their beliefs and dream for a better America.
The song Two Kings is performed by country music legend Pam Tillis and singing songwriter Kris Thomas. If you would like to purchase this great song single by two great artists you can find Two Kings at iTunes.
Artists, bands and record labels can find information about Rive Video production services for video airplay on stations like MTV, BET, CMT and other media at RiveVideo.com. Photo of Pam Tillis & Kris Thomas is courtesy rivevideo.com.
Sarah Brightman – One Day Like This & Angel song downloads. News update for Dreamchaser and concert tour for 2013.
Sarah Brightman fans have surely heard the news her new Dreamchaser studio album and North America Concert Tour for 2013 have been rescheduled, but fans and people new to the classical crossover music superstar are able to sample and purchase two early single song downloads, and now pre-order Dreamchaser.
The song One Day Like This is the second song single, and first song download Angel are available at iTunes, Amazon and at the SarahBrightman.com website. You can also find current concert schedule information, which begins September 13, 2013 in the Canadian province of Hamilton, Ontario.
The top-selling soprano’s Dreamchaser album is now scheduled for release on April 16, 2013 so we won’t have to wait much longer. Judging from the first two song singles One Day Like This & Angel, it will definitely be worth the wait!
Visit SarahBrightman.com for news updates, concert info, merchandise, and purchase singles One Day Like This & Angel. When you join her free forum and community, members get privileged access to exclusive news updates, videos, and newest music samples. For people new to the superstar, here is the official introduction page video for SarahBrightman.com.
New Music from Sounds True – Introducing a New Collection of Yoga and Meditation Albums by a Health and Wellness Leader.
The Sounds True Music Label is one of the leading record labels featuring a large selection of top quality artists in a variety of music genres and sub-genres. Founded in 1985 by Tami Simon, her leadership has since transformed Sounds True into more than a successful record label.
Sounds True today is an independent multimedia publishing company with hundreds of wellness and personal development products by leading authors and teachers who are specialist in the health and wellness industry.
Health and wellness products from Sounds True include over 500 spoken word audio titles, learning courses, books, interactive learning kits, instructional DVDs, and of course their best new music in a variety of styles.
The new albums on the Sounds True Label I would like to tell you about today are each unique in their category, and each album is available in audio CD or mp3 digital download formats. A sampling of Sounds True music categories include holiday music, inspirational, yoga, massage, meditation, motivational, new age, wellness, and world music. The four new albums below are by quality artists who specialize in their individual style of music.
1. Yoga Is Union by Tom Colletti is music made for yoga and relaxation. Featuring 12 songs, Yoga Is Union is making a big hit with New York City yoga specialists, where top yoga practitioners selected Yoga Is Union the best yoga album yet. Tom Colletti created an upbeat contemporary album with relaxing qualities made for modern day fitness.
2. Crystal Bowl Sound Healing by Tryshe Dhevney is a meditative album in the wellness department. Featuring 5 peaceful arrangements, Crystal Bowl Sound Healing employs the reverberation sounds of crystal bowls to relax and calm the listener. Tryshe Dhevney is a leading authority and instructor specializing in vocal sound healing and chakra toning.
3. Medicine Melodies by Silvia Nakkach is a health and wellness album from a leading practitioner and consultant recognized worldwide. Presenting 19 songs on Medicine Melodies, Silvia Nakkach introduces a relaxing blend of vocal harmonies on her new album in collaboration with another fine composer and instrumentalist Christopher Eickmann.
4. Gypsy Grooves by Priyo is an upbeat song collection of Spanish melodies by acoustic guitar design. With 15 groove and world music percussion rhythms in the Flamenco guitar tradition, I found Gypsy Grooves a dynamic fusion of acoustic instrumentals and vocals. Acoustic refrains accentuate a wonderful vibrancy while backing poetic verses.
When it comes to some of the best music collections made for relaxation, yoga, or for health and well-being, the large selection of artists from the Sounds True Label may be precisely what you are looking for. Also available is Sounds True Direct Access online membership program offering discounts, free programs and exclusive offers. Included is the Sounds True Radio, weekly radio podcast, free downloads and gifts, plus a great selection of merchandise from their catalog.
Visit SoundsTrue.com to find out more and sample or purchase any of the above albums at the Sounds True music shop. Company banner and album cover artwork is courtesy soundstrue.com.
Best of Progressive Rock Review – The Fusion Syndicate: Legendary Progressive Rock Superstars & Legendary Jazz Fusion Artists Unite on the New 2012 Progressive/Fusion Song Collection produced by Billy Sherwood.
Many of the best known names in progressive rock have come together on a collection of songs for a new album produced by famed guitarist, and former YES band member Billy Sherwood.
The Fusion Syndicate is an innovative 2012 release containing some of the best song collections of rock jazz fusion with a superstar cast and crew of music legends. This time around intricate rhythms and soulful improvisation dazzle, in a best new album in 2012 – The Fusion Syndicate.
Featuring top artists in the progressive rock, and jazz fusion scene The Fusion Syndicate boasts performances by best artists in their class like Brand X, Dream Theater, Hawkwind, King Crimson, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Porcupine Tree, Soft Machine, Spyrogyra, Tool, Yellowjackets, YES, and others.
Earlier this year Billy Sherwood produced The Prog Collective & Songs Of The Century which combined, features a superstar cast and crew of none other than John Wetton (Asia), Tony Levin (King Crimson), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Alan Parsons (Alan Parsons Project), Chris Squire (Yes), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Larry Fast (Peter Gabriel).
The stellar lineup of famed performing progressive rock artists also include John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Mickey Thomas (Starship), Steve Morse (Deep Purple) & Tony Kaye (Yes), Richard Page (Mr. Mister) & Peter Banks (Yes), Colin Moulding (XTC) & Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Annie Haslam (Renaissance) & David Sancious (Bruce Springsteen s E Street Band), Gary Green (Gentle Giant) & Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Roye Albrighton (Nektar) & Steve Porcaro (Toto), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Rod Argent (The Zombies), Robby Krieger (The Doors), and Dave Kerzner.
Billy Sherwood has also released his sixth solo album Art Of Survival in 2012. This year yielded a bounty of the best progressive rock albums to choose from, but in terms of a one of a kind collection of songs like this, where else can you find a lineup of legendary progressive rockers like this on a single album. Put another way, The Fusion Syndicate is one of the best new song collections featuring an extensive lineup of legendary progressive rock artists.
To sample or purchase visit Cleopatra Records store for The Fusion Syndicate. Cover artwork courtesy cleorecs.com.
The Fusion Syndicate – Best of Progressive Rock Artists and Songs:
Artists performing on The Fusion Syndicate include: Rick Wakeman (Yes), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets/Alan Holdsworth), Steve Stevens, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater/Liquid Tension Experiment), Mel Collins (King Crimson), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Jay Beckenstein (Spyrogyra), Billy Sheehan (Steve Vai), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), David Sancious (The E Street Band), Larry Coryell, Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater/Black Country Communion), Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea Elektric Band), Chester Thompson (Genesis/Frank Zappa), Steve Morse (Dixie Dreggs/Deep Purple), Jim Beard (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Randy Brecker (Blood, Sweat & Tears/Brecker Brothers), Percy Jones (Soft Machine/Brand X), John Etheridge (Soft Machine), Tony Kaye (Yes), Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa), Steve Hillage (Gong), Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech), Theo Travis (Steven Wilson Band), Justin Chancellor (Tool), Asaf Sirkis, (The Orient House Ensemble).
The Fusion Syndicate songs: 1. Random Acts Of Science 2. Stone Cold Infusion 3. Molecular Breakdown 4. Particle Accelerations 5. At The Edge Of The Middle 6. Atom Smashing 7. In The Spirit Of.
Soundtrack Review: The Last of The Mohicans Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by cinematic composers Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman, featuring a song by the group Clannad.
If you are a movie soundtrack music enthusiast, no doubt you have heard the original score for The Last of The Mohicans. The movie itself is a critically acclaimed masterpiece, and equally so for the 1992 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack score for The Last of The Mohicans by cinematic film composers Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman.
Many would agree the 16 songs on The Last of The Mohicans album is in the top 25 best soundtracks, if not one of the best cinematic movie scores ever produced. It’s hard to imagine the movie without the violin melodies and full orchestration like heard in the main title song Promentory composed by Trevor Jones, or the deeply moving song The Courier composed by Randy Edelman. Even the Irish band Clannad of Celtic pop, New Age fame aptly convey fine cinematic qualities on the final song by Clannad titled I Will Find You.
Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman are individually accomplished artists themselves, and top movie soundtrack composers with a long list of popular movie scores to their credit. The two film composers are equally famous for thrilling movie going audiences with their artful cinematic scores considered by many to be among some of the best movie soundtracks ever produced.
The passing of Native American activist and actor Russell Means, who played the leading role of Chingachgook, has brought renewed interest and meaning to his true to life role, the movie, and this excellent movie soundtrack, which survives today as one of the most fascinating music scores in the movie soundtrack genre.
Find The Last of The Mohicans at Amazon.com in CD and digital downloads, and visit the composers at TrevorJonesFilmMusic.com and RandyEdelman.com. Please Note: The YouTube video shows actual film scenes from the motion picture, which has an R Rating, so the video below is not suitable for younger viewers. The HD quality video is the song Promontory from Last of the Mohicans soundtrack. Big Stock Photo – PosterPuppy.
Michael Cretu – Making Enigma MMX The Social Song.
The fan friendly musical project Enigma is well known for offering fans trendsetting new projects. The Social Song is but one example of the total Enigma experience. The Top 10 Player is a new feature for fans to share the masterful projects by Enigma founder Michael Cretu.
Enigma’s Top Ten Player is another new interactive way to enhance the overall experience by enabling visitors to rate their favorite Enigma songs and videos, which results in a Top 10 Audio and Top 10 Video hit list selection for visitors to listen or watch full length streams.
Enigma MMX (The Social Song) designed by founder Michael Cretu was a unique way to generate new excitement by allowing fans to participate during the entire collaboration process over a 3 month period. The Top 10 Player is another fan friendly new project.
While the worldwide media event for Enigma MMX (The Social Song) is now a reality, visitors can now sign up for free membership to Enigma’s Top 10 Player that gives members exclusive access to a full length, top hit list of songs, videos and more.
Visit EnigmaSpace.com for the latest news, new music and to watch the official YouTube video of Enigma’s MMX The Social Song. Shown below is an official YouTube video around 30 minutes long with Michael Cretu, during which he and others describe Making of Enigma MMX (The Social Song).
Sarah Brightman News – Dreamchaser Album Release in 2013 and Spaceflight to the International Space Station aboard Soyuz Rocket.
For international music celebrity Sarah Brightman the year 2013 will surely be one of the most memorable years of her esteemed career of professional vocalist, actress, songwriter and dancer. With 2013 arriving before long, look for her next starring role as a space cosmonaut included in her incredible list of lifetime achievements.
In a live news broadcast Sarah Brightman provided details of her upcoming flight to the International Space Station in 2013 during a press release in Moscow, Russia. There will be more about this special announcement soon, but I can tell you Sarah Brightman will begin cosmonaut training, after getting word she passed preliminary evaluation tests. You may watch the official news release at her newly designed website where she describes this extraordinary aerospace voyage as a dream come true.
Dreamchaser is the new album by classical crossover superstar Sarah Brightman, set to be released on April 16, 2013. The first song titled Angel and second song One Day Like This are two exclusive song singles you can sample from her highly anticipated new album.
The entire list and title of all songs is not given at this time from what I can tell, but first song Angel is as exquisitely performed as you might expect. The first single song Angel is a sensational melody that is wholeheartedly captivating by the contemporary vocal and lyrical propensity for which Sarah Brightman is famous.
Sarah Brightman’s new album Dreamchaser is surely destined to be one of the hottest new releases in 2013! With 180 Gold and Platinum awards in over 40 countries worldwide, including her #1 Chart topping hit in the UK titled I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper, Dreamchaser could be her newest album to rocket into the stratosphere!
Discover the new SarahBrightman.com website to download the first song titled Angel and share your thoughts on the news in the fan community forum upon membership. After you sign up, fans may also access exclusive news, photos, videos and new music samples. Below is the official music video for first song Angel, from her upcoming 2013 album Dreamchaser. Space Shuttle photo courtesy NASA – Big Stock Photo Rkasprzak.
For international concert artist Yanni the year 2012 has proven to be an eventful one. Even with his challenging concert schedules during 2011 and 2012, he managed to produce studio album Truth Of Touch in 2011, and another live album in 2012 titled Yanni-Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico. One can only speculate if the popular music entertainment celebrity has another new release in store for us in 2013.
The Very Best of Yanni is a new 2012 album reissue of his greatest instrumental music in the new age music category. First released in 2000, a reissue of The Very Best of Yanni will be released on October 22, 2012 and can be sampled, with pre-orders and special offers available on multiple album purchases at Amazon.com. With a new year arriving let’s hope for a new album of the best new music in 2013!
The song titles on The Very Best of Yanni (2012) are Aria, Looking Glass, In the Morning Light, Marching Season, Swept Away, One Man’s Dream, The Mermaid, To the One Who Knows, Santorini, Acroyali, In the Mirror, Someday, Flight of Fantasy, The End of August, The Rain Must Fall, Face in the Photograph.
Hans Zimmer: Top Movie Soundtrack Composer.
When naming the best movie soundtrack composers, Hans Zimmer is one of the top movie soundtrack composers I and millions of people worldwide would think of right away. With an endless list of award-winning movies there are a number of top motion picture composers who have thrilled moviegoers with film scores considered their best movie soundtracks.
Hans Zimmer can claim an illustrious career having won numerous awards including an Academy Award, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 4 GRAMMY® Awards, a Classical BRIT Award and World Soundtrack Award.
Along with some of the best movie soundtracks by Hans Zimmer, top cinematic recording artists Danny Elfman, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Thomas Newman, Howard Shore, and John Williams, have kept moviegoers on the edge of their seats, including soundtrack recordings by Klaus Badelt, Ennio Morricone, Brad Fiedel and Philip Glass.
Even with the top recording artists listed above this is far from a complete list of who’s who in today’s movie recording industry. Many people would debate the fact there are many great composers who should be included, and I couldn’t agree more.
Hans Zimmer is a celebrated composer nearly everyone would agree upon. Famous worldwide for award-winning movie soundtrack scores in the electronic and orchestral category the song video is a selection of official scores from the movie soundtracks Inception, Modern Warfare, Madagascar, The Last Samurai, Pearl Harbor, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Da Vinci Code.
Songs by Hans Zimmer are Time, Mombasa, Safeguard, Code of Conduct, Zoosters Breakout, Spectres in Fog, A Way of Life, Tennessee, Brothers, Jack Sparrow & Chevaliers De Sangreal. The Best of Hans Zimmer is a 2 disc collection available at Amazon.
If you are a fan of cinematic songs and official movie trailers, Audiomachine is taking the world by storm by “going rogue” it appears. As motion picture, television and video advertising producers, Audiomachine has recently made their cinematic songs available, which has resulted in a monumental and intensely loyal fan following. Chances are you have heard their cinematic music in a number of high profile movie trailers and television advertisements. It’s great news you can now buy their songs!
Audiomachine was also involved with the London 2012 Olympic Games by their song Eterna from their Chronicles album. The song Eterna by Audiomachine was part of the official music played during the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Another example of a song from Chronicles is presented is the song Breath and Life in an Audi television commercial being aired in China.
Next is a introduction of Audiomachine by an album review of Chronicles and Eterna. Visit the official Audiomachine.com and listen to to one of the 28 songs on Chronices in a Audi commercial airing in China. Cover courtesy audiomachine.com.
Official Albums & Songs – London Paralympics 2012. Sample or Purchase Paralympic Theme Music of the Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony and Official London Philharmonic Orchestra Soundtrack.
If you are one of the projected billion people watching the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, you were surely impressed by the manner in which London represented athletes of many nations in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Like the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympics, the London Paralympic Opening Ceremony was equally grand. With the Paralympic Closing Ceremony scheduled to begin on September 9, 2012, the artists and music is sure to be a hit with television viewers and those in attendance. Even after the final close of the games on September 9th, the official music is going to be a winning collection of hit songs and albums.
Speculation has already begun for the official Closing Ceremony Music for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. During the Closing Ceremony there will be a parade of athletes and a long standing tradition when London hands over the Olympic Torch to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in preparation for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The London Closing Ceremony called Festival of Flame is expected to include a cast of thousands, with the British group Coldplay being the headlining act, along with performers Jay-Z and Rihanna. Other performers are said to be Jamiroquai, Bruno Mars, Jay Sean, and a orchestra of musicians with disabilities.
If you wish to sample or purchase the Official Paralympic Music and London Philharmonic Orchestra Soundtrack, here are the albums currently available. The 3 disc collection of National Anthems by the London Philharmonic Orchestra is of particular interest since there hasn’t been a lot written about this official collection of music for the London 2012 Paralympics.
Enlightenment – Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games is the first album. This is the title given to the 18 songs total by Various Artists. Celebrating the spirit of the Olympic Games, the 18 songs on Enlightenment were made available at iTunes on August 20, 2012.
The 18 songs available as a complete album or individuals downloads are primarily numbers from the London Symphony Orchestra including Entry of the Flame, with other songs by Barts Choir, The London C, Orbital & Graeae Theatre, Beverley Knight, and Rihanna. There is also a Digital Booklet available at iTunes.
National Anthems – The Official Recordings of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the fore mentioned 3 Disc album of Official Olympic Music having a total running time of over 4 hours 30 minutes. The 3 Disc collection performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra is comprised of 207 songs total. Each of the 207 songs is titled and listed alphabetically by countries participating in the Paralympic Games.
The two song videos below are the popular hit songs Clocks, and Viva La Vida by the pop British group Coldplay, who have sold over 55 million albums and won countless music awards worldwide. The video for the theme song Viva La Vida by Coldplay is shown directly below the Clocks song video.
Although Coldplay’s hit single Viva La Vida, with over 108,000,000 views at Youtube is going to be the Bandstand Festival of Flame Theme Song for the London Paralympic Closing Ceremony, Clocks with over 11,000,000 views is another great way to salute the UK and England, the official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
As the site host for New Age Music World I can say its been a privilege to be part of the music news coverage for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. See you in 2014-2016!
Sample or purchase London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 3 disc collection of Paralympic National Anthems at Amazon.co.uk. Sample or purchase the Official Paralympic Opening Ceremony album by visiting iTunes to buy Enlightenment – Music for the Opening Ceremony. For people asking about the London 2012 Paralympic Closing Ceremony Album – Music for the Closing Ceremony has not been made available for purchase. Big Stock Photo credits – Jimbarber & Pcummings.
Song Sample – The Best of Reviews New Age: The Piano.
The Best of Reviews New Age: The Piano is a new compilation album featuring 17 songs by 17 pianists. The Piano by Alejandro Clavijo, editor and host of Reviews New Age is one of the finest solo piano albums selected from the greatest hits by some of today’s leading pianists.
Below is the compilation song promotion video to sample The Best of Reviews New Age: The Piano. Visit ReviewsNewAge.com site and find The Piano at Amazon and major online stores like CDBaby and iTunes.
With the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, so begins the opportunity to purchase the official music for the athletic games. The 18 songs total is now available as a complete digital album or as individual digital song downloads.
Enlightenment – Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games is the title given to the 18 songs total by Various Artists. Celebrating the spirit of the Olympic Games, the 18 songs on Enlightenment and accompanying digital booklet were made available for sample or purchase at iTunes on August 30, 2012 thru Decca Records.
You will find the official soundtrack is mainly songs by the London Symphony Orchestra, with British physicist and author Stephen Hawking starting the album by narration on the song Prologue. In addition to the songs by the London Symphony Orchestra, there are single songs by Barts Choir, The London C, Orbital & Graeae Theatre, Beverley Knight, and Rihanna.
Paralympic officials for now are keeping the Closing Ceremony Songs playlist for 2012 a secret, but there is the likelihood that celebrity superstars Coldplay and Rihanna will be among the artists performing during the Olympic Closing Ceremony. Sample or purchase the official Paralympic album Enlightenment – Music for the Opening Ceremony at iTunes.
Official Paralympic Music – Artists and Songs:
1. London Symphony Orchestra and David Charles Abell – Song: Prologue
2. London Symphony Orchestra and David Charles Abell – Song: Jasmine’s Theme
3. Barts Choir, The London Chorus, Hackney Singers, London Gay Men’s Chorus, Lewisham Choral Society, Hackney Empire Community Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Principia
4. London Symphony Orchestra, David Charles Abell & Denise Leigh – Song: Spirit in Motion
5. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Declaration of the Games
6. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Hymne a l’avenir
7. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Brave New World
8. London Symphony Orchestra, David Charles Abell & Elin Manahan Thomas – Song: Eternal Source of Light Divine (featuring Phil Cobb)
9. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Navigation
10. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Storm.
11. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Gravity
12. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Masque
13. Orbital & Graeae Theatre Company – Song: Where Is It Going? (Paralympics Mix/Spasticus Autisticus)
14 London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Glass
15. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Entry of the Flame
16. Beverley Knight – Song: I Am What I Am
17. Barts Choir, The London Chorus, Hackney Singers, London Gay Men’s Chorus, Lewisham Choral Society, Hackney Empire Community Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: National Anthem
18. Rihanna – Song: Umbrella (featuring Jay-Z) (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Radio Edit)
With the Closing London 2012 Olympic Ceremony a memory at this point, the official start for the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony for the athletic games took center stage during the live celebration event held at the Olympic Stadium on August 29, 2012.
Enlightenment – Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games is the title given to the 18 songs total by Various Artists. Celebrating the spirit of the Olympic Games, the 18 songs on Enlightenment were made available at iTunes on August 30, 2012 thru Decca Records.
The 18 songs total are available as a complete album or individuals downloads. The official soundtrack is primarily numbers by the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). Stephen Hawking starts the album by narration on the song Prologue, with additional single songs by Barts Choir, The London C, Orbital & Graeae Theatre, Beverley Knight, and Rihanna. There is also a Digital Booklet available for purchase at iTunes.
Speculation has already begun for the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. At this point, the chart topping mega artists Coldplay and Rihanna are expected to be the among the artists during the Olympic Closing Ceremony. To sample or purchase the official album visit iTunes to buy Enlightenment – Music for the Opening Ceremony.
A Symphony of British Music and Isles of Wonder – The Official Olympic Closing & Opening Ceremony Songs by the Artists available for online purchase at Amazon.co.uk and DeccaRecords.com.
With the London 2012 Olympic Games nearing its conclusion, anticipation is building for the Official Closing Ceremony Show and music, set to begin on Sunday evening August 12, 2012.
It stands to reason after the brilliant theatrics displayed during the Opening Olympic Ceremony from Danny Boyle, the upcoming Closing London Olympic Ceremony Show, produced by creative director and choreographer Kim Gavin is expected to be equally extravagant as the opening ceremony.
The Closing Olympic Ceremony for the London 2012 Games in part is said to include a spectacle of 4100 performers, a parade of 10,000 athletes and a victory ceremony with videos highlighting inspiring segments of the athletic games. Popular British artists and their songs from the past 50 years are going to set provide the theme music for the closing show. There is also going to be an official Olympic Flag handover to Rio De Janeiro, the city selected for the 2016 Olympic Games.
In regards to the official Olympic Closing Ceremony music, the lineup of artists and complete playlist of songs during the Olympic Closing Ceremony is known in part, but as organizers have previously stated, the final lineup of artists and songs can change. The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) is of course keeping many aspects of the closing ceremony a secret so we can expect many surprises during the final hours of the London Olympics.
Like the official Opening Ceremony Music release Isles of Wonder, available on CD/mp3 Amazon, iTunes and Decca Records, music for the official Olympic Closing Ceremony Soundtrack with songs in digital format, can be sampled and purchased, but only in digital download format at DeccaRecords.com.
Isles of Wonder is a top selling compilation album, and having secured the #1 album on download charts in the UK, Belgium, France and Spain, reaching the #5 position as a top-selling album in the U.S.
A Symphony of British Music – Music For The Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games is the title given to the 30 digital songs to be made available at Decca Records right after the closing ceremony on August 12, 2012.
Music director David Arnold will host the music entertainment festivities anticipated to feature live stage performances by popular British acts like Annie Lennox, Elbow, Elton John, Emeli Sande, Kate Bush, Madness, George Michael, One Direction, Paul McCartney, Queen, Ray Davies, Rolling Stones, Spice Girls, Take That, The Clash, The Pet Shop Boys, The Who, plus a variety artists performing popular cover songs. During the evening of entertainment, songs by lesser known, up and coming artists will be placed in the spotlight too, while highlighting British music’s cultural influence on the world.
Songs performed by a variety of artists during the closing ceremony are expected to include Read All About It, Our House, West End Girls, What Makes You Beautiful, Waterloo Sunset, One Day Like This, Open Arms, Freedom, White Light, Little Bird, Should I Stay Or Should I Go, We Will Rock You, Rule The World, and many more. British superstar group The Who is likely to close the show which ends with a fireworks display from atop the Olympic Stadium.
A Symphony of British Music – Music For The Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games is again, a digital album only that will be released and made available at Decca Records right after the games end on August 12, 2012. A Symphony of British Music is currently available by pre-ordering at Amazon.co.uk.
The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) was selected to score the official Olympic Soundtracks for both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the London Olympics, and the equally exciting Paralympic Games that run August 29, 2012 – September 9, 2012.
A Symphony of British Music Soundtrack by a variety of artists is sure to be a popular item like the opening album Isles of Wonder available at Amazon.co.uk, iTunes, and Decca Records. You may also purchase A Symphony of British Music at DeccaRecords.com after the formal closing events on August 12, 2012.
Purchase A Symphony of British Music at Amazon.co.uk by pre-ordering, and you may purchase Isles of Wonder at iTunes, and purchase A Symphony of British Music at iTunes.com. Big Stock Photos – Pressmaster & Gary718.