January 2010

LINDA DAWE'S "THE 40 YEAR SECRET" AIRS ON THE PASSIONATE EYE

Courtesy of : Dulce Barbosa dB Promotions & Publicity Inc.

MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 10 PM EST/PT,

NARRATED BY SARAH POLLEY

“The 40 Year Secret” tells the tale of Linda’s forced departure from Sault Ste Marie for the duration of her pregnancy and father Ray altogether banished unaware.  Unwed and unwelcome, confused, angry and humiliated, the young teenage girl bore her daughter in secrecy at a Salvation Army home in Toronto . Like hundreds of thousands of young women of the day, Linda was compelled to give up her child, her desire to raise her daughter a non- issue, the baby put up for adoption immediately, both families good names saved.

Rawkin’ The Gospel in a Gin Joint Near You

Cover Jan 22, 2010

By Lenny Stoute

Ain’t every day dude steps up and tells you he’s about putting the stank on Gospel. Specially when said dude is a former missionary with significant cred in Gospel music and a founding member of Canada’s premiere old school Gospel act. But Marcus Mosely is a man with a mission and a heart full of soul. When he says the stank is needful, believe it.

“ The mission is to bring Gospel music back into the mainstream. We’re doing it by emphasising the music, not the message. We’re putting The Sojourners stank on because people seem to like it like that”, says the Texas-born Mosley from his Vancouver crib.

Who is Linda Luztono?

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By: Bill Delingat

Not only is she the first Canadian female singer to get to perform on 106 & Park on BET she is another young promising star to watch break in the USA.

Her original competition date was set for “Wild Out Wednesdays “,January 13th, however with the Earth quake disaster in Haiti, BET had dedicated time to help the survivors of this international emergency and relief fund and has rescheduled her appearance for Thursday January 21st, 2010,at 6pm ,with a special episode called “Thursday Night Throwdown” which will launch “Mobile Voting” for the contestants as well, so we hope that at the time of this article everyone has texted in her #79922 and we will have great news for our viewers and her fans on where she placed or better yet that she wins the competition.

Iconic Rock Figure And Legendary Guitarist Slash In Rare One-On-One At Canadian Music Week 2010

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Thursday, March 11, 2010
4:00 PM
Fairmont Royal York Hotel

A musician, artist and iconic rock figure, Slash is recognized as an indelible force in the world of music today.  Time Magazine recently chose him as one of the best electric guitarists of all time, along with Hendrix himself.  To us, he is the man who defined the sound of Guns N' Roses and the last great guitar god.  With album sales nearing the 100 million mark, seven Grammy nominations, and countless music projects, Slash will be sharing memories and insights on life, love and playing loud during a very special in-depth celebrity interview at Canadian Music Week on Thursday, March 11, 2010.

“THE HOOK”

by John Harada
harada-data-productions.com

April Wine said it all in their 1978 hit, “Rock ‘n Roll Is A Vicious Game”... cuz it is.

So is Hot AC, AC, Dance, Urban, R & B, Pop, Country, Jazz... whatever music genre, you name it and it’s a tough sell to score a hit song.

Writing a hit comes down to 1 key element... does the song have a great hook ?

If it doesn’t, then you might as well continue with your fulltime job by day and your Thursday-Saturday and/or whatever gig(s) you can score by night.

I’ve been in radio and TV a long time and have been a Program Director and Music Director at several stations throughout my career, so I’ve seen and heard lots of great tunes and seen and heard even more songs that just downright suck.

PD’s and MD’s are busy- they’re inundated with new music sent to them every day on DMDS or record reps calling them and/or banging on their doors to play their artists.