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If you want information about what it takes to start and run your own record label, then this is the episode to listen to! I'm excited to have Damien Ritter, CEO of Funk Volume as this week's guest. Funk Volume is a Los Angeles-based record label, marketing and production company that been cited as a leader among independent rap labels with over 200 million YouTube views, 2.6 million Facebook likes, consistent Top 10 chart placements on Billboard and iTunes and high profile write-ups in media outlets such as Forbes, Billboard, SPIN, LA Weekly, any more. Founded in 2008 by internationally recognized rap artist Hopsin and Stanford MBA grad Damien “Dame” Ritter, the label was created with one thing in mind: protecting the integrity of the artist’s vision. Currently home to rappers Hopsin, SwizZz, Dizzy Wright, and Jarren Benton and more recently, DJ’s and producers Hoppa, Kato, BJames, and Rikio, the label has quickly transformed into being a label to watch by fans and industry insiders alike. Check it out!
Maurice Starr is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. Though trying his hand at a solo career, he's best known for his work creating songs and albums with pop and soul bands such as Con Funk Shun, New Edition, and the New Kids on the Block.
Originally from Deland, Florida, Johnson moved to Boston, Massachusetts, in the early 1970s. As an artist, Johnson was a member of The Johnson Brothers (not to be confused with The Brothers Johnson from Los Angeles, California) and the seminal electro group known as the Jonzun Crew with brothers Michael Jonzun and Soni Jonzun. In 1980, Johnson changed his name to Maurice Starr and recorded two R&B albums, Flaming Starr and Spacey Lady. Unsuccessful as a solo artist, Starr decided to create a band to perform the songs that he wrote.
In 1982, Starr discovered the band New Edition on his talent show. The group produced a number of U.S. Top 10 R&B hit singles and a Top 5 hit in the Billboard Hot 100. Differences between Starr and New Edition caused the two to go their separate ways. Eventually the band split up. Two of the members, Bobby Brown and Ralph Tresvant, went on to have a successful careers as a solo act, while the three others formed the award winning group, Bell Biv DeVoe.
After losing New Edition, Starr needed a new band to record his songs. In 1984, he created New Kids on the Block, a band consisting of five male teenagers, brothers Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight, with Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg and Joey McIntyre. Starr produced New Kids on the Block to be a white version of New Edition as he stated I honestly believe that if they'd been white, (the group) would have been 20 times as big. With New Kids on the Block as Starr's "voice", Starr won Songwriter of the Year in 1989.
In addition to New Edition and New Kids on the Block, Starr also formed the boyband Perfect Gentlemen and discovered solo artist, Rick Wes.
March 30, 2015
Awakening with Bill Elliott and Kimmie Rose @ 8 pm EST
Join Bill Elliott and Kimmie Rose for their next show where they will have guest Ritu Pasrija who will be discussing her Connection from Conception Program and how she helps parents to energetically bond with their unborn child. Be sure to join us by phone or in the chat room.
The Paul Crouse Show @ 9 pm EST
“My Ego is Better Than Your Ego” with Tony, the Unknown Psychic. Join us for the March Edition of The Paul Crouse Show on Star Nations Radio. The “I’m right; You suck!” attitude is at the core of much of the world’s problems. Join funk soul brothers Paul Crouse and Tony, The Unknown Psychic as they talk about the ego: what it is, the problems it causes and how to overcome it. You don’t have to be a saint, but if we try just a little bit, we all can live in a better way. The funk soul brothers always have something interesting to say. Listen in, or else my daddy is going to come over and beat up your daddy.
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Trisha Funk has been helping individuals and small business owners gain control of their finances and put themselves on the track to succeed financially for over 10 years.
I live to rock your world.
I know what you are thinking! “You can’t’ help me. I’ve got some serious debt. My finances are out of control….. No seriously, I AM in debt.”
I have worked with families that are literally a week away from bankruptcy, who turned their lives around. (Often within months!) You do have the power to transform your finances and your life. And I can help. I personally live a life that backs up the fact that you can achieve your wildest dreams by living very deliberately in a way that involves daily actions that reinforce what you really want out of life.
My foundational approach to helping you unlock the life you have always dreamed of goes WAY beyond budgeting! I’m all about the math but I’m way more about you living a life completely free to be the human being you were created to be!
I want to maximize your impact on the world around you. I’m so interested in you developing your: Talent, Personality, Spiritual Gift, Core Values and Experience
It’s hard to fail in life when you make a decision to do what you were created to do. When you do what you were created to do (with a little direction) the finances take care of themselves.
.I’m all about living a frugal life. I’m all about saving on the “have-to’s” so I can chose to spend freely on the “want-to’s”. And you can too! I can’t wait for you to live a life that is full of living richly every single day!
Visit Trisha at http://www.financeswithfunk.com/
Simpson’s latest masterwork is the perfect amalgamation of music that is close to his heart – Jazz, R&B, Funk and Soul. Out Of A Dream (Released February 17, 2015) is Simpson’s sixth album as a leader and third recording for Shanachie Entertainment. “When I first embarked on making this album, I was at a point where I felt I had to take my music to a different place,” explains Simpson who enlists nine different co-composers on the album that keep the sound ever-evolving and fresh. “By collaborating with other composers I was able to explore different styles of writing while still maintaining my own vibe.” Out Of A Dream unites Brian Simpson with an all-star cast including saxophonists Najee, Dave Koz and Grace Kelly, guitarists Marc Antoine and Norman Brown, singer Maysa and trumpeter Maurice Brown, Jonathan Fritzen, among others.
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We bout to take you back to those house party and skating rink days when music was fun, clean, and JAMMIN!. DJ-B1 is waiting to rock the house out tonight with YOU, and your party crew. He will be taking ya back with those funky tunes that will have you rockin out, ALL NIGHT LOOONG!! Come join him as he prepare to get your party off to a great start. With tunes from the P-Funk, to Grand Master Flash-- How could you POSSIBLY miss this party!!!!!!
Authoress Carolyn B.
GRAMMY®-nominated vocalists DW3 are brothers Billy & Eric Mondragon and Damon Reel. With the release of their highly-anticipated Woodward Avenue Records debut, Southern California’s premiere R&B, funk and contemporary urban jazz powerhouse DW3 lets the world in on a cool “Vintage Truth” paying tribute to their late drummer Ricky Lawson.
“Vintage Truth” features contributions from a handful of the genre’s superstar performers. Brian Culbertson plays piano on the opening track, the rousing, vocal harmony laden R&B tune “Let The Music.” Paul Brown produced, mixed and contributes his inimitable guitar to “I Can’t Tell You Why,” while Greg Adams lends trumpet and horns to Eric’s original tune “Hold Me,” and Dave Koz infuses his lush sax emotion on “When You Cry.” Before he passed away, legendary GRAMMY®-winning drummer Ricky Lawson, who performed with DW3 in the final two years of his life, co-produced four of the core tracks on “Vintage Truth” with keyboardist Sean Dancy – including “Dance With Me,” “Overjoyed,” “California Dreamin’” and “When You Cry.”
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Get your ears ready, and grab your favorite flava. (Flavor for you IDK folks). From the crates of funk, and days when turn tables were the only wheels you ever needed to get your groove on, here he comes!!!! E MACK! Eric McAlister. He will reach back to some super solids that are salads of soul with a super blend. Mr. Pittsburgh himself - he's got the music dammit to make you appreciate whatever it is you are going through. 347-205-9366
The Crystal Show welcomes the vibrant entertainer, OYA THOMAS to the show. Her debut album Spirit of OYA, a fusion project of Gospel, R&B/Soul, Jazz and Funk. It's a musical depiction of Oya’s journey, filled with life, love, inspiration and light.
She was named one of 2014 CBS Top 5 Singer/Songwriter in Los Angeles. We are currently promoting her album as well as her new book "The Five Star Points For Success: Manifest Your Dreams, Live Your Life's Purpose", a practical guide designed to help anyone with a creative mind build a rock-solid foundation for living an exceptional life grounded in the five core components of self: MIND; BODY; SPIRIT; EMOTIONS, and ENVIRONMENT.
We will also be discussing the HOT TOPICS of Get Crystalized so join us!
KB and the Revolutionary Ryders wrap up the week in sports, music, entertainment, politics and damn near everything else. Featuring LPE on the wheels of steel. MILWAUKEES finest Internet radio show, accept no substitutes. If Black people are talking, they're talking on Chocolate SIty. Tell a friend to tell a friend!
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This edition of A Kind Voice on Music features Quiana Lynell, certified southern girl, who infuses her classical training and gospel upbringing with her love for jazz. Embracing her four-octave range, she is able to perform a limitless repertoire. Her style, Jazz, Classical, Soul and Funk, or as she has coined "Jazzicalsofunk," has been described as nothing you have ever heard. Her personality shines through as she delves into the true meaning of well-known songs and exposes hidden tips and secrets to true happiness. Captivating the audience with her voice her smile lights the way, as she shares with you her soul through song. Listen in as host, Mitch Ruth asks about her LOVEME initiative, sending a postitive message with music and, if we're lucky, he'll ask the burning question, "Sugar or salt on the grits?"
Quianna's Webrpage www.quianalynell.com
Quianna's Kickstarter http://kck.st/1FbJ9Rg
Quianna on Twitter @quianalynell
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