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  • Sarantos Melogia - Composer, Musician and lyricist On Living Your Dreams

    in Entrepreneur

    Sarantos has been writing lyrics since 4th grade and is passionate about the words he puts to music. Music was always in his blood. Music was always a passion and much more than a hobby. Sarantos has written over 2,000 songs!


    Having undergone several personal challenges with Sarantos' father passing away four years ago after a long hard-fought battle with lung cancer, dealing with personal health issues like asthma and allergies which affected his singing style, going thru life's ups & downs, the timing was finally right to start pursuing his lifelong dream. And so it began.


    Sarantos unique sound has been best described by industry insiders as "an emotionally powerful vocal style masterfully united with music that is a fusion of classic 80s rock blended with modern soft rock and pop music!"


    Sarantos was nominated in 2014 for the International Music & Entertainments Awards and also for the Hollywood Songwriting Awards for Best Unsigned Song (Are You Sure You Can Last).


    Website: http://www.melogia.com


    Sarantos Facebook artist page: https://www.facebook.com/Sarantosmelogia


    Sarantos Twitter:http://www.twitter.com/sarantosmelogia


    Sarantos Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SarantosMelogia


    Sarantos iTunes: http://bit.ly/SarantosAppleStore

  • 00:49

    How and When to Hire a Music Composer for Your Film

    in Film

    David Raiklen, composer for many Hollywood films including Mia, the Emmy award winning film, shares insights on getting the best music for your film. His website is http://davidraiklen.com/.

    To learn more about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions please visit www.FromtheHeartProductions.com

  • 01:20

    Amazing lead guitarist/ composer/producer, "Michael Tiffany" joins us!

    in Music

    Michael Tiffany is a lead guitarist/ composer/producer and a member of BMI and Sound Exchange Spanning a 30 years in music he has found his way to this point of being an accomplished guitarist and composer. He has been named Artist of The Month in the U.S. , UK and Canada at the same time. His love for music has kept the fire burning and given him the drive to accomplished many of his dreams as a musician. You can also visit his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-tiffany-guitaristcomposer/119293908147901

  • 00:26

    Hollywood Composer David Raiklen stops by #ConversationsLIVE

    in Entertainment

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes Hollywood Composer David Raiklen to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his love affair with music and what it's been like to see how far it has taken him. The two also discuss one of David's new projects, the movie MIA: A Dancer's Journey.

  • 01:45

    Up Close & Personal with Keyboardist/Composer "Gregg Karukas"

    in Music

    One of urban contemporary jazz’s most versatile and acclaimed artists over the past 25 years, keyboardist/composer Gregg Karukas is now a Grammy Award winner for producing, engineering, co-writing and arranging Omar Akram’s Echoes of Love, which won Best NewAge Album at the 55th Grammy Awards in February 2013.

  • 00:33

    Composer Lucy Simon

    in Entertainment

    We conclude behind-the-scenes week with the talented, Tony-Nominated Composer Lucy Simon. Lucy talks to Host Erika Finn about her childhood, singing with her sister Carly in the duo The Simon Sisters, her passion for Russian literature and theater, and the creative process for composing Broadway's Doctor Zhivago.

  • 00:58

    Kori Linae Carothers - Award-Winning Pianist and Composer

    in Music

    Kori’s saga is filled with a love affair for music. Kori grew up with 100% hearing loss in her left ear, which has not stopped her from pursuing her musical career. She is a classically trained pianist, and composes all of her music. Kori’s song “Carpe Diem – Featuring Aeone” won the 2012 Independent Music Award for Best New Age Song. Kori’s album “Trillium” was nominated Zone Music Reporters 2009 Awards “Album of the Year” and “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album”. Lately, she has been diagnosed with a vocal disorder, which has stopped her from singing, however, she still can “sing” with her fingers using her main instrument, the piano. Kori lives in Southern California with her husband, 4 children, a cat, dog, bunny and her eyes are midnight blue.


    “Kori Carothers is, without question a brilliant pianist and composer. What sets her apart, however, is the broad range of styles she utilizes so gracefully. Kori moves between the worlds of achingly beautiful acoustic piano composition and lavish keyboard production with remarkable ease. The result “Trillium”, a cohesive collection of compositions of stunning breadth and dynamic range, confidently held together by her singular musical voice. ~Will Ackerman, Windham County, VT May 2009

  • 01:01

    PIANIST AND COMPOSER DAN SIEGEL

    in Entertainment

    It’s been five years since Dan Siegel released a new recording and the cover of his 20th disc, “Indigo,” provides a glimpse of the musical content. Stylish black & white photos shot by Siegel in Paris, Berkeley, Malibu and Irvine colored in muted shades of Indigo reflect the melodic beauty and idyllic romance that illuminate Siegel’s ten original compositions that are fully-orchestrated acoustic jazz renderings produced by Grammy-nominated bassist Brian Bromberg and Siegel. 

  • 00:30

    laraina_c composer

    in Music

    laraina_c is a vocalist, recording artist, woodwindist and mix engineer. Since 12, when the school’s band teacher gave her a mouthpiece to take home and learn to blow, music has found its way to laraina_c. Never one to look a gift mouthpiece in the reed, laraina_c taught herself the clarinet in a week, and by the time she finished middle school she had learned to play the saxophone, flute, oboe and bassoon. Away from music for many years, she found her way back and is growing as a woodwindist. Recently, she completed a degree in IT and is blossoming into a vocal performer and recording artist, while exploring her digital audio workstation. She understands that communication is an incredibly powerful tool and her deepest desire is to utilize the communicative power of music to connect with people, move them meaningfully, and provide aural escapes in which her listeners can experience peace and regeneration. Certified as a Master in Writing and Producing from Berklee College of Music, and a member of both the Recording Academy and Audio Engineering Society, laraina_c continues to study music theory and ear training, and plans to further her musical career by performing with live bands, becoming a leading audio Mix Engineer, and completing her first CD, My First Time. Her song Change The Life has been submitted for a Grammy nomination, along with the compilation CD it is featured on – Women in Jazz South Florida Music Collection IV.


    www.wijsf.org

  • 01:00

    Guest:Peter Gregson/Composer/A Little Chaos/Sons of Liberty

    in Movies

    Peter Gregson is a cellist and composer "working at the forefront of the new music scene" (The New Yorker) Recently, he has premiered works by composers including Tod Machover, Daníel Bjarnason, Gabriel Prokofiev, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Steve Reich, and Sally Beamish; he collaborates with many of the world’s leading technologists, including Microsoft Labs, UnitedVisualArtists, Reactify and the MIT Media Lab.His debut solo album, ‘Terminal’, was commissioned by Bowers & Wilkins and launched in April 2010. A limited edition 10′′ vinyl was commissioned by Mute in May 2011, featuring new solo works for Peter written by Max Richter and Jóhann Jóhannsson and was released at the ‘Short Circuit’ Festival at The Roundhouse. In May 2012, Nonclassical released Gabriel Prokofiev’s ‘Cello Multitracks’, a cello suite written for Peter which the two have toured around the world. 'Lights in the Sky', his second studio album, composed for cello, piano, and analogue synthesisers, was released at Imogen Heap's 'Reverb Festival' in August 2014. He recently completed scoring his first feature film, 'A Little Chaos' , directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts, which closed the Toronto International Film Festival 2014.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film


     

  • 00:27

    Musical Director, Composer Todd Schroeder stops by #ConversationsLIVE

    in Entertainment

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes musical director, composer, recording artist Todd Schroeder to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his love of telling stories through music and what it's been like to bring HAM: A Musical Memoir to life.

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