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Women Of Substance

Women of Substance Radio has been on the air for 4 years. We broadcast 24/7 on the Live365 Network and iTunes Radio garnering fans from all over the world. WOSRadio plays the BEST female artists, both label and Indie, in all genres. We hand-pick all of our music starting with icons of the past like Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Tracy Chapman, Mariah Carey, No Doubt, Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Michelle Branch, Kelly Clarkson, Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Adele, Carrie Underwood, Amy Winehouse, Feist, Christina Perri and so many more. Women of Substance take submissions from Indies and our review board selects only the best quality artists and songs that can stand up next to the forementioned superstars. Indie artists we have chosen early in their career have gone on to be Top 24 on American Idol, win second place on the Bravo show Platinum Hit, and one artist is currently a chosen contestant on NBC’s The Voice.



Women Of Substance Radio Top 20 Tracks

1.Sorry
Joanna Marie

2. Better
Tivoli Skye

3. Glow
Joanna Marie

4. Falling
Joanna Marie

5. Goddess of Goodness
Lauren Klein

6. Where Angels Play
Maria Adubato

7. Are You for Real
Delissanna

8. Not Waiting Around
Sydni Stinnett

9. Love Me Tender
Jenny Van Alstyne

10. Sweet Release
FUE

11. I Still Feel You
Aeona

12. Go On
FUE

13. I Wanna Love Tonight
Aeona

14. You Would Know
Sydni Stinnett

15. Over That Bridge
Rece Jay Band

16. K.I.S.S. Me
Jessica Pierson

17. Unspoken
Darcy Jeavons

18. Chocolate Covered Glasses
Emma Klein

19. Walls & Roads
Alice Sungurov

20. Why Is There So Much War
Katelyn Kwake


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Not everyone is able to make it to Paris to ÉCU’s annual film festival. So, every year after the main event ÉCU travels around the world making sure its “Official Selection” directors and films are made known. This demonstrates ÉCU’s active commitment to cultivate and encourage the new and inspiring talent that comes its way.

Last year over 10 countries around the globe were showing ÉCU films. This was made possible through the help of film commissions, film schools and our partner festivals. This action alone makes our storytellers voices heard, their creativity made known and allows them possibilities they would otherwise might not have had.

As a festival for filmmakers, it is extremely important for ÉCU to go on the road and tour our films. Through our road series, we have the ability to changes lives, forge relationships, further artistic expression, and most importantly, encourage a new generation of filmmaking and film-goers.

WHERE ARE WE GOING:

Vault Film Festival, London

February 7th,14th,21st,28th , 2015

We are very proud of ÉCU’s partnership with the first edition of Vault Film Festival. The festival will take place in central London on Sundays between 14:30 – 16:00 on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th February 2016. The Film Festival is the newest addition to the Vault Festival of Arts, which will see it’s fourth festival taking place in the edgy underground location of The Vaults, Waterloo for six weeks in 2016: January 27th – March 6th. The best of ÉCU will go to London soon and we are super excited! Check here for more information.

NDU International Film Festival, Beirut

November 15th-22nd, 2015

At its 9th edition, NDU was celebrated at Notre Dame University – Louaize, between November 15 and November 22. In this last version the Festival decided to honor the Lebanese Legend Abdel Halim Caracalla for his lifetime achievements. As a great example of an artist who gained success after years of persistence and belief in the artistic gifts of his team, he well represents the independent type of filmmakers the Festival aims to promote and reward.

The Clare Valley Film Festival showcases Australian and international independent film, as well as informing and inspiring a new generation of filmmakers, meanwhile raising the profile of this vibrant and diverse area – the Clare Valley. This year, the theme of family, friendship and life as seen through the eyes of the young and the old have played a big influence on many of the films.

HorizonVU Music is proud to partner with ÉCU, Paris, 8-10 April 2016. For more details concerning The European Independent Film Festival go to http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/


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Kering and Sundance Institute announce a collaboration to support women in the film industry.

∞ Kering launches its collaboration with the ‘Women at Sundance’ Fellowship Program at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, to provide year-long support to six female filmmakers. Kering will develop a special training workshop for this year’s Women at Sundance Fellows.

∞ In addition, Kering and Sundance Institute will co-host a ‘Women in Motion’ panel discussion in NYC in April 2016.

Kering is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Sundance Institute’s ‘Women at Sundance’ Fellowship Program. The objective of the program is to help talented filmmakers overcome any obstacles they may face in building a career in film. This year, the program matches six women filmmakers from Sundance Institute’s acclaimed programs with industry leaders and decision makers for a year-long, individualized fellowship program, including one-on-one mentorship, coaching and access to learning and networking opportunities. Over the past three years, the Fellowship has supported 29 filmmakers, including Ava DuVernay (director, Selma), Sydney Freeland (writer/director, Drunktown’s Finest), Aurora Guerrero (writer/director, Mosquita y Mari), Marielle Heller (writer/director, The Diary of a Teenage Girl) and Tracy Droz Tragos (director/producer, Rich Hill).

As a global business leader committed to women’s empowerment, Kering will team up with Sundance Institute to further develop its ‘Women in Motion’ program and host the Fellows for a customized training session with inspiring women to develop their leadership skills.

Additionally, Kering and Sundance Institute will present a ‘Women in Motion’ Talk to continue to promote openness and diversity in the film industry. The workshop and the panel discussion will take place in April 2016 in New York City.

Women’s empowerment is at the heart of Kering’s vision and social commitment. Last year, in partnership with the Festival de Cannes, Kering launched the ‘Women in Motion’ program to celebrate female talent in cinema and their contribution to the film industry. Notable actors, writers, directors and producers, both men and women, attended the 2015 ‘Women in Motion’ Talks to exchange views on the gender gap in Hollywood and the film industry at large. Jane Fonda and Megan Ellison received ‘Women in Motion’ awards, which recognized their significant contributions to the industry.

François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of the Kering Group, said: “Women make up 50.8% of the U.S. population and yet only 4.2% of the 100 top-grossing films are made by female directors. However, each year for the last 13 years, 25% of American directors at the Sundance Film Festival have been female. I am thus very excited and proud about Kering supporting ‘Women at Sundance’ Fellows. Empowering women to succeed and encouraging a more diverse film industry is essential when we consider the impact that films have on our ways of thinking and behaving. Sundance Institute is doing this in a very pragmatic and exemplary way.”

Keri Putnam, Executive Director of Sundance Institute, said: “We have always believed that diverse artists and perspectives are critical to the health and vibrancy of independent storytelling. We are grateful for Kering’s support in helping us raise awareness of the importance of gender equality in entertainment and empowering women filmmakers.”

About Kering
A world leader in apparel and accessories, Kering develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Pomellato, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Puma, Volcom, Cobra and Electric. By ‘empowering imagination’ in the fullest sense, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.
Present in more than 120 countries, the Group generated revenues of €10 billion in 2014 and had more than 37,000 employees at year end. The Kering (previously PPR) share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).

About Sundance Institute
Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create and thrive. The Institute’s signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, The Invisible War, The Square, Dirty Wars, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home.

Press Contacts
Kering

Marie-Laure Vaganay +1 646 650 3424 marie-laure.vaganay@kering.com
Maryam Ayromlou +1 703-474-5685 ayromloum@RuderFinn.com
Sundance Institute
Emel Shaikh +1 310 360 1981 emel_shaikh@sundance.org
Websites:
www.kering.com
www.sundance.org
Social Media
Twitter: @KeringGroup; @sundancefest
LinkedIn: Kering, Sundance Institute
Instagram: @kering_official; @sundanceinstitute
YouTube: KeringGroup, SFF


Augustus Mithal is a contributor to Getty Images (USA), and is represented by the organisation. His aim is to get his emotions across through his photography. He has exhibited voraciously in India as well as abroad. He recently did a a bold and beautiful photoshoot with HorizonVU Music artist Sagarika (Sagarika Deb).

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Dear friends,

A few days into our resolutions (I like to call them intentions..failing at intentions is so much softer than resolutions, don’t you think?), how are we all feeling about this New Year? I like it so far, it came in strong, cleaned up a bit, combed it’s hair, has a good sense of humor. I already wrote the first song of the year with Mr. Gary Nicholson. It was a love song. So, already things are changing for me…
Stay tuned to my website as there’s a lot of stuff gathering speed. Megan Palmer, my friend and amazing fiddle-playing singing-side-kick, and I are going to put together a Concert Window Show at the end of the month and we’ll announce that on Facebook and here. APPLEWOOD ROAD is about to release our record on Gearbox Records, and you can PRE-ORDER through Pledge Music

So have a great month, stay warm, be good to each other. Go out and support someone who is touring in your area and go up to them at the merch table and say hi. You have no idea how much we all need to hear from you while we’re putting miles on our tour cars and vans, sleeping in Motel 6’s, wondering if anyone is listening. Find someone who is new, who just put out their first record and is out there slogging it without a manager or a booking agent but who wants to bring you their music. Someone like Darren Bradbury or Emily Robinson or Melissa Greener. And then, go buy a ticket to someone who may have all those things but stays real, feet to the ground, singing truth. Someone like Peter Mulvey, Jason Isbell, Eliza Gilkyson. Let’s all stop complaining about what’s NOT going on and see what IS going on….

xoxo
Amy


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Danny Says’ features interviews with Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper and Judy Collins

Reposted from The Hollywood Reporter http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/magnolia-pictures-nabs-danny-fields-854984

by Mia Galuppo

Magnolia Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to Danny Says, a documentary that chronicles the life of rock and roll music industry exec Danny Fields. Fields was responsible for managing Iggy and the Stooges, MC5 and the Ramones.

Named after the Ramones song and directed by Brendan Toller, the doc features commentary from Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Judy Collins, Tommy Ramone, Jac Holzman, Lenny Kaye, Wayne Kramer and Fields himself.
“In spite of the fact that Danny helped introduce to the world some of the most transformative artists and scenes in rock and roll, his accomplishments take a backseat to the hilarity of the man himself,” said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles. “Brendan Toller has fashioned a fantastic tribute to a true icon.”

Danny Says was produced by Pamela Lubell.

The deal was negotiated by Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers.


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1. Maura Kennedy “Beneath The Misteltoe”

2. Emily Zuzik and Scrote “This Season Makes Me Want To Cry”

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3. Sagarika “Last Christmas” (Taylor Swift Cover)

Best Holiday Wishes from HorizonVU Music!!!


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Yep, it’s that time of year when I convince a few friends to get in a van together and tour for a few weeks singing songs of joyful things and glad tidings and fa la la la la, new holiday songs, old holiday songs and some completely not all holiday songs (you know, like uplifting southern gothic murder ballads). For the 3rd year in a row, I bring you Wild Ponies, Rod Picott and me, in a holiday extravaganza. All dates are listed at my TourPage or at the Decembersongs FACEBOOK page.

I’m doing one show on my own this month as a kick off to the holidays at my fave local East Nashville joint, The Family Wash, next week on December 2nd @ 9pm w/ Wild Ponies. Come on down if you’re local. And if you’re local, you know where it is…

GIFT IDEAS FROM MY STORE:

I’ve got your stocking stuffers…
No. Seriously, I do. Check out my Store Page for holiday specials of all sorts. I’m offering a HOLIDAY BOX SET OF CD’S this season for $60. That’s Songs For Bright Street (2006), Killer In Me (2009), Land Like A Bird (2011), How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat (2013) and That Kind Of Girl (2015) plus I’ll throw in a Secret Santa CD, something that I don’t sell online, that is out of print. Either my first CD or the Judy Collins Tribute or another surprise. That’s 6 CD’s for only $60 (plus Shipping/handling) gift wrapped for you. Also, there are LPs, T Shirts, and Screen Printed Posters and much more. Come visit my STORE and shop for all your Indy music needs….

Lastly, my Fall Songwriter’s Retreat was so successful we’re going to be doing another very soon. Now called SONGS FROM THE WELL WRITER’S RETREATS, we’ll announce dates soon.

Thank you all for being part of this ride with me. I’ve been at this now since 2001. My first full tour was October 2001, in the wake of the prior month, I made a leap of faith and this life has sustained me for 14 years now. I started out making my own records. I’ve been signed to record labels, I’ve left record labels. Now I’m back to making my own records. I couldn’t do this without you. I mean that. I write these emails. I write my own Twitter posts, my own Facebook posts. When you buy a CD from me through my store, I personally put it in it’s mailer and handwrite your address and ship it from a post office that’s less than a mile away. You may even get dog hair in there. If you’re lucky. This is and has always been a small business. Small as in one woman business. And I am grateful to each one of you who are reading to the end.

So, have a wonderful holiday season…

Your fan,
Amy

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WATCH US: HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS


Women Of Substance

Women of Substance Radio has been on the air for 4 years. We broadcast 24/7 on the Live365 Network and iTunes Radio garnering fans from all over the world. WOSRadio plays the BEST female artists, both label and Indie, in all genres. We hand-pick all of our music starting with icons of the past like Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Tracy Chapman, Mariah Carey, No Doubt, Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Michelle Branch, Kelly Clarkson, Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Adele, Carrie Underwood, Amy Winehouse, Feist, Christina Perri and so many more. Women of Substance take submissions from Indies and our review board selects only the best quality artists and songs that can stand up next to the forementioned superstars. Indie artists we have chosen early in their career have gone on to be Top 24 on American Idol, win second place on the Bravo show Platinum Hit, and one artist is currently a chosen contestant on NBC’s The Voice.



Women Of Substance Radio Top 20 Tracks

1. Goddess of Goodness
Lauren Klein

2. Sorry
Joanna Marie

3. Time After Time
Jenny Van Alstyne

4. Song Bird
Joanna Marie

5.Love Me Tender
Jenny Van Alstyne

6. Reach Out
Kathryn Myers (Lea writer)

7. Falling
Joanna Marie

8. Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Jenny Van Alstyne

9. Horizon (feat. Kelly Matthews)
Madeline Bayda

10. Women of The World
Jeanette Arsenault

11. Enchanted
Annie Young

12. When I Come Home To You (feat. Rachel Williams)
Denise Dimin

13. Let It Go
theKI

14. Not Waiting Around
Sydni Stinnett

15. Get A Voice
Sandy Rapp

16.Gone For Now
Gina Marie

17. In My Soul
Gail Galea

18. When You Smile
Sara Kerr

19. Falling
Kelsey Lewis

20. Let’s Do This Thing
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene


Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan wrote the book on contemporary vocal technique – literally. Sing Like You Speak™: Simply and Naturally. SLYS™ is specifically designed to restore the effortless vocal production that is natural to the human instrument making your singing powerful, joyful and free. Sally has been successfully training singers for more than 30 years.

Sally has helped her clients heal vocal damage, expand vocal range, land a Broadway show, record their own music and tour internationally without vocal fatigue or strain.

You and I share a passion. Singing. I came out of the womb singing and have not stopped since. Having a good voice yet not being a great singer kept me searching and studying and researching.

That’s how/why I developed Sing Like You Speak. Recently, I’ve become fascinated with how our thoughts control our vocal instrument. That’s not the good kind of control, but the kind of control that causes us to get into bad vocal habits.

That is why I am offering a free webinar, MythBusters for Singers. Please join us!

Discover… What you Think about singing is How you sing…

… Change what you think to improve your singing!

Do you believe that…
High notes are out of your range
Singing is difficult
You need to get as much air as possible into your lungs to sing

Those thoughts all create tension in your instrument.
They cause bad habits in your singing voice.

The truth of the matter is that those thoughts are all lies. They are myths. A myth is a belief, idea or story that has no basis in fact.

Learn the truth from my MythBusters for Singers Webinar. This webinar is free to all who sign up (see below) because everyone can sing. My job is to make singing simple and free for you!

During this free MythBusters for Singers webinar, you will discover…
How to hear the myths that you believe about your singing
How to stop these crazy myths from controlling your voice
What truths can replace the myths

Let MythBusters for Singers blast away negative thoughts so you can discover your true singing ability!

Let MythBusters for Singers help you make conscious choices about style instead of being controlled by what you think about your vocal ability.

Sign up below and I will send you more training that will prepare you for what you will learn in the webinar.

Let’s get lots of people involved in this fascinating discussion! See you on the Let MythBusters for Singers webinar!

Breathe,
Sally

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