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Spring is here with the length and the breadth of the marvelousMarsh mastering. The Simpsons cross The Bridge with their 500th episode. While Twitter turns 6, Trans Audio Group gear reports from Musikmesse in Germany. We drop in Studio Trilogy to visit with the Kronos Quartet. Paris and Rome Catwalks spin soulful music while SXSW bands buzz. In the amount of time it takes you to read 1/10th of this page, roughly 382 Android phones will be activated; more than 250,000 words will be written on Blogger; and 48 hours of video will be uploaded to YouTube. Our aim is to get you excited for what’s coming, because it’ll be here before you know it! Content is king and here at studioexpresso we've got just that and more!

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Change the Color of your PreAmp!
Speed & Even and Odd Harmonics

Unique to the Europa pre-amp from Dave Hill Designs are 3 controls for changing the color of the pre-amp: The first control is a SPEED which changes how fast the pre-amp can respond. The control goes from 0 to 8 with 8 being the fastest rate, and 0 being very drastic. The even harmonic control provides 9 levels of color from 0 to 8. The odd harmonic control which also has 9 levels color with the 0 setting being the cleanest in both cases.
All the controls; gain, speed, even harmonic, the odd harmonic controls are stepped which makes it easy to recall settings. The level meter has a 0 VU reference point of (+4dbu) with one db steps going to +20 dB above 0VU and to -25 dB below 0 VU with the steps being larger than 1 dB below -16 dB
The maximum output level is +24 dbu balanced with the maximum balanced input level of +24 dbu at 0 dB of gain. This allows the Europa 1 pre-amp to be used in a mix environment for coloring.

Included are the standard functions such as phase, phantom power and an instrument input.

For more information on Europa from Dave Hill Design
contact Brad Lunde or Phone (702) 307-2700 or visit www.transaudiogroup.com

TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly become the premier US importer/distributor and/or US sales and marketing representative for high-end audio. Success hinges on TransAudio providing dealers and end users with a higher standard of product expertise and support far beyond the norm. TAG product line includes A-Designs (USA),ATC Loudspeakers (UK), Bock Audio (USA), Chameleon Labs , Crane Song, Geoffrey Daking & Co. (USA) Drawmer (UK), George Massenburg Labs (GML USA),Lehmann Audio SABRA SOM (Brazil), SoundField Microphones (UK), Tonelux, True Systems, Tube-Tech and Sonodyne Nearfield Monitors

Mastering Gold In The Heart of Hollywood
Marsh Mastering: Custom-tailored masters, exceptional customer service
and superlative sound

Marsh Mastering is a unique, purpose-built mastering boutique located in the heart of Hollywood, CA. The studio is known worldwide for an exceptional customized processing chain, accurate clocking and conversion, and a finely tuned critical listening environment.
James Taylor "Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon" will be available
as an Audio Fidelity 24K Gold CD in Spring 2012.

Audio Fidelity, leader in audiophile remastering of classic rock and pop, has completed James Taylor's "Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon" at Marsh Mastering in Hollywood. Working from the original 1971 analog master tapes, Audio Fidelity engineer Steve Hoffman joined mastering engineer Stephen Marsh for the critical remastering sessions in preparation for a limited edition of 5,000 numbered 24K Gold CDs."We are trying create today's definitive version of the record," explained mastering engineer Stephen Marsh, "to get as close as you could possibly get to the master tape and honestly capture the artist's original vision, using modern technology to present the music in an unadulterated fashion." Read more here



Studio Trilogy in San Francisco is celebrating its second anniversary this year and already their impressive artist credits is growing: Lady Gaga, will.i.am, R. Kelly, George Winston, Kronos Quartet, Sony Playstation (3 games), HBO films upcoming feature with Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen called Hemmingway & Gellhorn, and countless local artists. Composer Steve Reich's WTC 9/11 marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, which is the subject of Reich's piece. Commissioned for and recorded by Kronos Quartet at Studio Trilogy, WTC 9/11 is scored for three string quartets and pre-recorded voices. Listen to the sounds in an NPR interview with Steve Reich here Attend a live performance on April 24 of WTC 9/11 with Kronos Quartet
at Van Duzer Theater, Theater Arts Building Arcata, CA, USA



The Simpsons 500th Episode
Sessions with composer Alf Clausen at The Bridge Recording Studios

Alf Clausen, composer at The Bridge Recording Celebrating The Simpsons 500th episode.

"The Simpsons" celebrated a major milestone in 2012, airing its 500th episode. The Sessions took place at The Bridge Recording and aired on Februay 19. "We decorated the building to celebrate the occasion and recorded 35-40pcs orchestra for Fox TV," says Vicki Giordano, studio manager.
10-year-old troublemaker, Bart Simpson would be in his 30's by now!
Guest star on 500th episode was WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Over the years, it seems almost everybody famous has been on at least one episode of "The Simpsons," Groening says. "We've had Kirk Douglas, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, and Mick Jagger." Composer Alf Clausen (above), has written over 100 songs for the show like the The Sherry Bobbins songs (from “Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(D’oh)cious”), the homage to Mary Poppins. In addition to Clausen's two CD collections of Simpsons songs and scores, the composer recently released his own jazz album, Swing Can Really Hang You Up the Most, featuring an all-star big band of top Hollywood musicians.
British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy is credited with creating the opening titles and couch gag for the season 22 episode "MoneyBART", in what amounted to the first time that an artist has been invited to storyboard the show.
Over 23 seasons, those who make the show have been on quite a ride themselves.
The cultural phenomenon is the longest-running comedy series in U.S. TV history,
and it's on TV somewhere in the world, every half-hour of every single day.


Esperanza Spalding
Radio Music Society

Esperanza Spalding is one of the most exciting and misunderstood artists today. There's a freedom in her style that's not genre specific. This may have caused the controversy surrounding her last year's Grammy win for Best New Artist. studioexpresso featured the Grammy-winning debut, Chamber Music Society, sans boxing her as a Jazz artist. A multi-instrumentalist (bassist and singer), Spalding offers her own compositions on Radio Music Society. She draws waves of Afro Cuban classical soul and funk beats and arrangements that offer "sweet seasonings" in way of solid writing and arranging. She produced the album with two tracks co-produced by Hip-hop giant Q-Tip including on "City of Roses," a Banana Republic-commissioned valentine to her Portland home. Spalding is back with solid vocal performance and musicianship. She aims to bring back fan anticipation and excitement for hearing a song on the radio for the first time. It works! Value? You bet! The standard edition includes download card with 11 short films shot in various locations including New York City; Barcelona, Spain; and Portland, Oregon. The Deluxe Edition - CD/DVD includes 11 short films & exclusive bonus content. Each of the 12 songs are accompanied by conceptual music videos, which further express Esperanza's inspiration and story behind each track. Saxophonist Joe Lovano helps soulfully rejuvenate Stevie Wonder's "I Can't Help It." Hear her sing Black Gold (the single featuring guests: Algebra Blessett and Lionel Loueke) sporting a new Afro "do" that spells "Confidence." ("Hold your head as high as you can / high enough to see who you are, little man" says the chorus line. She's sending a strong message to a new generation of boys (past and present) who lived in a "cold and cruel world." Music greats on this album include: Drummers Terri Lyne Carrington, Billy Hart and Jack DeJohnette, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and vocalist Lalah Hathaway. We're certain you'll catch her wave on the radio and beyond. The World tour begins in NY, moves to West Coast late April and covers cities in Europe, culminating on June 29 Montreal Jazz Festival, and July 22 Blue Balls Festival, Luzern, Switzerland. -- studioexrpesso March 2012

Academy and Grammy Award winning composer, musician and producer Trent Reznor, founder of the group Nine Inch Nails (NIN), has upgraded his private studio with a Solid State Logic Duality SE console. Reznor chose the Duality on advice from producer/engineer Alan Moulder while they were mixing the soundtrack for the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The microphone input has 3 input impedance choices: 2.2K ohms for normal microphone operation, 300 ohm, or different microphone sounds and a instrument input which has an impedance of 1.2 Meg ohms -- ideal for guitars.The gain over all is adjustable in 1db steps from 0 to 66db on the mic input and 0 to 30 dB on the instrument input. Gain is displayed on a 2 digit led display.The low cut filter, which is a 3 pole, 18db per octave, has 8 frequencies: 148 Hz, 130 Hz, 117 Hz, 100 Hz, 81 Hz, 63 Hz, 48 Hz, 33 Hz, and off.

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LVPA product line includes: Accusound Cable, Economy 50mm Shockmount,Enhanced Audio (Ireland), PAULY Superscreens (Germany)Sonodore Microphones (Holland) Liverpool-based Studiocare Professional Audio will distribute Daking Audio and Bock Audio in the United Kingdom.




Watch a 3-minute video of the "Mud Slide Slim" James Taylor session at: http://youtu.be/7rKt4D9W1Wc

Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler with composer Steve Reich at Studio Trilogy

According to The Bridge Studio manager Vicki Giordano the studios were decorated to welcome The Simposons audio cast and crew.

Rick Riccio, engineer with Chris Ledesma, music editor at The Bridge Recording Celebrating The Simpsons 500th episode.

"Bart’s predictions on the chalkboard have been excellent.
He called the housing bubble and the Super Bowl. Read the chalkboard before you invest," says series executive producer Al Jean with a chuckle. "The three-dimensionality of human beings playing" deepens the viewing experience. "The music is a character in the show, and it adds character. Orchestras tell stories, and Alf tells stories in all these episodes with orchestral music," says Fox Music President Robert Kraft



“I have this book of music that I’ve written, and so much of it fit either the Chamber Music or Radio Music concept. Songs develop for me in fragments, so for these projects, I took my notes and organized them into coherent works of music,” says Spalding

The sessions for her new album were recorded in Studio A's custom Neve 8088 room at Avatar Studios. Engineer Joe Ferla was assisted by Fernando Lodeiro.

Born October 18, 1984 in Portland, Oregon “Esperanza” is the Spanish word for hope
--à propos!

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2004 Edition of the Recording Industry Sourcebook is out


Willkommen Musikmesse!

Trans Audio Group represented their high-end line of audio gear at Musikmesse from March 21-24. "This is the world's leading trade fair for music. Our booth was located in Hall 5.1 where we offered a choice line
of studio products. Then there were 6 other halls that included everything required for making music, not to mention workshops, concerts, demonstrations and discussion events," says Brad Lunde.
2,388 exhibitors from 55 countries and around 110,000 visitors from 120 countries were at the show which brings in € 457 million in sales with
1,769 employees worldwide.

TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly become the premier US importer/distributor and/or US sales and marketing representative for high-end audio. Success hinges on TransAudio providing dealers and end users with a higher standard of product expertise and support far beyond the norm. TAG product line includes A-Designs (USA),ATC Loudspeakers (UK), Bock Audio (USA), Chameleon Labs ,Crane Song, Geoffrey Daking & Co. (USA) Drawmer (UK), George Massenburg Labs (GML USA),Lehmann Audio SABRA SOM (Brazil), SoundField Microphones (UK), Tonelux, True Systems, Tube-Tech and Sonodyne Nearfield Monitors

For information contact Brad Lunde or Phone (702) 307-2700 or visit www.transaudiogroup.com.


LasVegasProAudio.com LasVegasProAudio.com, a division of TransAudio Group, is the launch pad for the brands of tomorrow. The goal of LasVegasProAudio.com is to provide unique equipment, useful information and long-term support to their clients.LVPA product line includes: Accusound Cable, Economy 50mm Shockmount,Enhanced Audio (Ireland), PAULY Superscreens (Germany)Sonodore Microphones (Holland) Liverpool-based Studiocare Professional Audio will distribute Daking Audio and
Bock Audio
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Matt Wallace Interviewed At his Delux Studios in LA for Record Production
L-R: Producer Matt Wallace,
studioexpresso's Claris Dodge
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Ken Allardyce - Sarm West, UK
Lenise Bent - Village Studios. LA, CA
Niko Bolas - Watersound Studios, Studio City, CA
Pete Byrne - Glenwood Place, CA
Andre Fischer - Village Studios, Los Angels, CA
Chris Fogel
- Fig, Glendale, CA
Brad Gilderman - Little Big Room, Burbank, CA
Greg Ladanyi - Maple Jam Productions, Studio City, CA
Joseph Magee - O'Henry Studios, Burbank, CA
Scott Mathews - Tiki Town Studios
Oscar Paul - Roundhouse Studios, London
Greg Penny - Sphere Studios, London
Steve Parr - Hear No Evil Studios
Michael C Ross - Royaltone Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Rafa Sardina - Abbey Road, UK
Elliot Scheiner - Presense studios, CT
Al Schmitt Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA
Toby Scott -- coming soon!
Robert Shahnazarian Jr.
-- Sony Music Studios, Santa Monica
Tolbert & Sutton - Studio Atlantis, Hollywood, CA
Matt Wallace - Delux Studios, Van Nuys, CA
John Wooler - Village Studios, Los Angels, CA

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Happy birthday Twitter! On its sixth birthday, the site now boasts more than 140 million active users, Twitter announced on its blog Wednesday. Users now send 340 million tweets a day, which is more than 1 billion every three days. Six years ago, on March 21, 2006, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey posted the very first public tweet on the micro-blogging platform.

Dodgers Got Magic! A group led by Lakers great Magic Johnson has been selected as the next owners of the Dodgers. The bulk of the funding to buy the Dodgers came from Guggenheim Partners, a Chicago-based financial services firm with Mark Walter, the firm's chief executive. Johnson would own a small stake in the Dodgers, as would Peter Guber, a veteran Hollywood executive and co-owner of the Golden State Warriors. Johnson and Guber are partners in the Dayton Dragons, a minor league baseball team that has sold out 844 consecutive games, an ongoing record in U.S. professional sports. Johnson brought five championships to Los Angeles, marrying sports and entertainment as leader of the "Showtime" Lakers in the 1980s. The three-time NBA most valuable player was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002, by which time he had launched a business empire that has included movie theaters, banks, restaurants and film production. The Dodgers announced the winning bid was for $2 billion, a record price for a sports franchise if the sale is approved. In addition, owner Frank McCourt and "certain affiliates of the purchasers" would buy the land surrounding Dodger Stadium for $150 million. Go Dodgers!

Whalley Back to Capitol? Former Warner Bros. Records chairman/CEO Tom Whalley has a solid history with Capitol: He went there in the 1980s after leaving his first A&R gig (at Warner), signed Crowded House and left late in the decade to join Interscope. He was lined up to run an imprint at Universal that would have consisted of a small, A&R-based staff that would then upstream its releases through Universal Republic. Early in the fall, Whalley began meeting with Universal executives about his impending label - so far hush, hush. We hear that Whalley is on the UMG payroll, standing by until Universal takes over EMI, at which point he'll take over Capitol. Meantime, European Union antitrust regulators have opened an in-depth investigation of Universal's £1.2bn bid to buy EMI's recorded music unit, saying the proposed deal could reduce competition. EMI owner Citigroup took control of the record label, whose artists have included the Beatles, Queen and Coldplay, after its previous owner Guy Hands' buyout shop Terra Firma defaulted on loans owed to the investment bank.

The Playboy Jazz Festival offered its 2012 lineup at a February 16 press conference with a mix of new and returning talent. Much of the press event was handled by comedian and jazz buff Bill Cosby, who will return with his own band to emcee the two-day festival scheduled for Father's Day weekend June 16-17, 2012. Headliners scheduled for this year include 2011 Grammy winners Christian McBride Big Band and Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project, along with Ramsey Lewis, The Cookers, Sheila E., Boney James and numerous others.

photo: Mr. BonzaiThe Great British Recording Studios Was your game in the UK studios in the roaring 1960s or 1970s? Were you a producer, engineer, maintenance or assistant engineer, tape op or teaboy? Here's your opportunity to share your memories or photographs for possible inclusion in a new book by vet music journalist, Howard Massey. Simply write to: Howard Massey at gbrs@aprs.co.uk or snail mail c/o the APRS, PO Box 22, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7YZ, UK
Howard Massey is best known as the author of the two Behind The Glass collections of interviews with the world's leading engineers and producers. He also co-authored Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick's 2006 memoir Here, There and Everywhere, and has written hundreds of articles for audio magazines. He started his career as a musician and engineer/producer in England, working at Trident, SARM, Pathway and other facilities with artists such as Elvis Costello, The Fixx, Madness, Thomas Dolby and Spandau Ballet. Each chapter of the book will focus on a well-known English studio (including Abbey Road, Olympic, Trident, IBC, Decca, Pye, and more than a dozen others) and will provide comprehensive descriptions of physical facilities and layout, along with equipment and configuration, as well as discussions about the main recording techniques and technical innovations developed at each studio. Equally important will be the people side: listings of key personnel, dozens of photographs, and anecdotal "stories from the studio" that reveal the inner workings behind many of the world's best-loved and most enduring recordings. The Great British Recording Studios will be published by the Hal Leonard Corporation in both hardcover and paperback (as well as eBook format) and will be distributed worldwide.

Spring 2012 Trends: If music trends follow fashion, it's cheerful color-blocking, super bold and retro meets futuristic patterns --Oranges, pastels, metalic, white and airy spells the look. Italy offers Dolce & Gabbana and Roccobarocco Runway Show - Milan Fashion Week Spring 2012 Watch runway highlights from Tracy Reese SPRING 2012 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Alicia Keys, Diddy & Paul McCartney were front row at Paris Fashion Week. Watch Lanvin, Dior, Chanel , Burberry runwyas. So, whose music is ruling the runways? Adele (Cover of Vogue), Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Madonna to Janis Joplin -- the mood is soulful, Latin and sexy!

Nicola Benedetti poses for her latest album cover: ‘The photos were all taken in cold England.’ Photograph: Simon Fowler/ Decca Alina Ibragimova: drawn to the avant garde. Photograph: Sussie Ahlburg
The New Faces of Classical. The face of classical music once belonged to an old man, usually an octogenarian conductor: craggy Klemperer, Karajan with his bristling white quiff. Now, as orchestras and recording companies adjust to new demographic realities, the face of the art more often belongs to a young woman whose body is part of the pitch. "I used to be shy," Nicola Benedetti admits, "but the violin gave me a voice." She uses her verbal energy to campaign for music education in schools: she is "Big Sister" to Big Noise, Scotland's equivalent to Venezuela's El Sistema, which weans teenagers from their electronics and organises them into orchestras. Alina Ibragimova specialises in chamber music, and has recorded obscure composers such as Nikolay Roslavets and Karl Amadeus Hartmann – one persecuted by doctrinaire Bolsheviks, the other internally exiled during the Third Reich. Her affinities are avant-garde: She has played in a cocoon-like installation of spiralled ribbons by Zaha Hadid, and in an ancient Manchester library transformed into an alchemical den by the Brothers Quay. Alina will step-in to replace the indisposed soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, at the Barbican Centre London on Sunday 25 March, performing the Mendelssohn E minor violin concerto.

"Music Man Murray" with Van Dyke Parks A Film by Richard Parks. Meet 90-Year-Old record collector Murray Gershenz and his son, Irv. Their collection is housed in a wholesale store in Los Angeles with nearly half million records. Beethoven and Chopin sit a few aisles over from Stan Kenton and Buddy Rich. Every Beatles album ever released-with at least 20 copies of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"-line a shelf. Prices range from $3 to $2,000. Filmmaker, Richard Parks met Murray as a teen-aged patron of his shop. "Years later, when I read Murray was abandoning the place, I knew I was well-poised to make a film about it," Parks explains. Richard's father, Van Dyke Parks, contributed to the short film's, Music Man Murray's score. Van Dyke Parks is best known and loved for his session work with the Byrds and the Grateful Dead in the 1960s to arranging albums for Joanna Newsom, Rufus Wainwright, Inara George more recently. Parks came to Hollywood as a child actor, but switched to music, where he wound up at Warner Brothers as an arranger, composer, lyricist, and idea man. Indeed, no one knows more about reinvention than Parks who recently headlined a show in Santa Barbara Independent Film Festival on January 31 at Soho Restaurant & Music Club, following a screening of the doc film, 'Music Man Murray'. His records span the gamut from Americana, bluegrass, and ragtime to progressive art rock and film scoring too! He also played at Largo late last year for a benefit concert for Japan's music student programs hit hard by the Tsunami (along with Sam Phillips and Eric Gorfain from The Section string quartet). To commemorate four decades of work as an arranger, Parks has released a CD compilation of such work, aptly titled “Van Dyke Parks Arrangements Volume 1,” on his own record label, Bananastan. In addition, he’s started releasing a limited-edition series of 45 singles, featuring full-color sleeve art from the likes of Art Spiegelman, Ed Ruscha and Charles Ray. “A solo album didn’t occur to me. I didn’t need to be recognized. I wanted simply to be in the studio,” he says in an interview with LA Times. His latest arranging credits is with electronic musician Skrillex recording 40 musicians at Capitol studio. Parks also recently opened for Fleet Foxes. "Parks and I have been friends and collaborators for many years. He asked me to come aboard to help record, mix, and master his collection of singles, that will ultimately be released as an album to be known as Songs Cycled. For now, the songs are being released as 7" 45 rpm stereo disks with artists of great stature providing the cover art," says Ira Ingber

Les Paul Collectors! Mark your calendars - May 29-June 8, 2012. Memorabilia, instruments and personal effects that belonged to Paul's estate will be auctioned on June 8-9, on what would have been the rock-n-roll icon's 97th birthday. Paul died in 2009 at the age of 94. According to Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien, the vintage collection includes a 1968 Prototype Gibson Les Paul Custom Recording Model, with an estimate of between $60,000-$80,000, and a 1951 Fender Nocaster serial number 1751 with an estimate of between $40,000-$60,000 that was personally gifted to Paul by Leo Fender.
Other items include a early 1970s 16-track recording machine, a longtime tour rig and a grand piano used by Paul in his recording studio in his house in New Jersey. The auction will be held in Beverly Hills and will be preceded by a 10-day free public exhibition. The auction benefits the Les Paul Foundation. Julien's Auctions 9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150 Beverly Hills, California 90210

Tim Helperin via SXSW
Tim’s Mottos: Your first risk leads to many other risks. Figure out the “why” before the “what”. To be creative, stay true to yourself. Be patient and unsatisfied. Never discount any possibility. Good advice from a young man!
Singer/songwriter Tim Halperin is a native of Omaha, Nebraska where his love of music began with piano lessons at age six. Tim’s fan base rapidly grew with the debut of his first music video for the hit song “She Runs”. With a budget of $500 and a cast of volunteers, the video went viral with over 100,000 views and drew the attention of Jimmy Kimmel for its creative continuous set format. In 2010 he wrote a song for a TCU mentor and breast cancer survivor Susan G. Komen for the Cure program. Tim’s “We Fight Back” song has been showcase at halftime football game tributes to breast cancer survivors as seen at www.youtube.com/frogsforthecure. Tim was the first ever competitor to perform an original song on Idol to qualify for the Top 24. He's recognized as one of the Top 12 Males in this year’s American Idol competition (season 10). Tim served as mentor and original songwriter for dj Kraddick’s Summer Rock Camp and performed in Disney World at Thanksgiving for the Kidd’s Kids Charitable Foundation. His original song “All You Got” benefits the Kidd’s Kids Foundation. In September, 2011, Tim released his “Rise and Fall” full length CD which immediately rose to #1 on the singer/songwriter iTunes charts where it stayed for four days. Two weeks later, the CD hit #14 on the Billboard heatseekers charts. His single “The Last Song” is being spun at top 40 radio stations across the country. Tim has opened for Lee Ann Womack, The Fray, and Jason Derulo and has been a headliner at the San Antonio, New Orleans and Dallas House of Blues

Rapper and singer-songwriter Becky G (Gomez) is the newest Dr. Luke’s (credits producing and/or co-writing hit songs for Katy Perry, Taio Cruz, Flo Rida, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson) Sony/RCA signing. Check out her video for the track Novacane that lead her to buzz. G has the moves, the voice and the strategy to cross over. Her Heart's in Music. She's wants to "Sing with Brandy....trying to win a Grammy!" Hear her rap over "Otis" Sources say that Sony is paying $60 million dollars to Dr. Luke to start a new label, Kemosabe Records, and produce music exclusively for the company


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December 19, 1925 – March 6, 2012
Composer/songwriter Robert Sherman wrote "It's A Small World " and wrote for: Charlotte's Web, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, and Winnie The Pooh. He was 86.

November 15, 1937- March 8, 2012
Trammps frontman, soul singer Jimmy Ellis (Disco Inferno in '77 Saturday Night Fever) continued to tour until 2010. He belted out the refrain "Burn, baby burn!"

November 29, 1947 – March 3, 2012
Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose helped launch the career of Sammy Hagar. He was 64.

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