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DJ Frances Jaye and Music Access, Inc. to launch new NEO SOUL Music Division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2017
Contact: Frances Jaye

f.jaye@musicaccessinc.com

(Dallas, Texas) The music industry is about to hear the rumbling of the noise coming from the Music Access, Inc. headquarters as the newly formed Music Access Neo Soul music division will soon launch, led by industry veteran and voice of Neo Soul, DJ Frances Jaye. When anyone in the industry, from the USA to the UK speak of Neo Soul the next to follow is DJ Frances Jaye, CEO and Founder of The Neo Soul Cafe online radio station for the past 12 years. The music genre and Frances Jaye are synonymous. Get ready to see more hot and amazing talent from around the world brought to you from this new music division and team.

Frances Jaye premiered as an on air personality for main stream radio, in Dallas Texas, in the 90’s. She managed a career with major local stations like: KNON 89.3, KRNB 105.7, and KOAI the Oasis, 107.5 for 10 years. In 2002 Frances Jaye turned her passion into possibility for those who shared her affection for good music by launching the Neo Soul Café: the Music That Get’s Your Head Right, a premier one line radio station and phone app—Featuring emerging soul arts.

For 12 years the Neo Soul Café has provided listeners introduction to the latest and most promising soul artists, from the US and abroad. The station quickly developed a global following and opened the door for Frances to bring acclaimed artist to Dallas and travel extensively as a featured deejay.  Neo Soul Café has been very important to me and my success to not only the Texas area, but the world in general. What [Frances] built through the years has been part of the foundation of independent music. Neo Soul Café takes the time to learn who the artists are, and then teach it to the masses.” –Eric Roberson

Neo Soul Café is the place to hear the music you want to hear and not the music you have to hear. It’s the place that brings you directly to artists who are not heard on a main stream platform. In today’s society, if you’re not online then you’re not on the scene.

Frances Jaye, is an eclectic, music loving connoisseur of music who has risen to the status of a highly sought after and celebrated deejay. “There’s an element of creativity to deejaying. A love of music is first and foremost, and the second is the ear required to blend, mix and preserve continuity. The third and most important is the ability to read a crowd. DJs set the tone of a party. This opportunity will now allow me to help indie artists touch places they may not have had the currency or resources to touch. I have supported the music I love with radio and deejaying, now I can help with distribution and help them fulfill their desire to put a physical product in their fans hands!”Frances Jaye
 

Music Access, Inc.’s CEO, Robert Gonzalez is very excited to create this new Neo Soul music division with industry leader, DJ Frances Jaye. “With her fanbase, reach and overall Neo Soul brand it was a natural to move in this area with her at the helm opening paths for success via the vast global indie artist network. Music Access Neo Soul is sure to be a success.” Contact Frances Jaye via f.jaye@musicaccessinc.com.

Event Portfolio Includes:
  • Essence Festival Center Stage Dj
  • My Black Is Beautiful
  • Martha’s Vineyard Summer Music Fest -2013
  • BET Music Matters -2011
  • Vail Soul Music Festival 2012
  • Super bowl Weekend-Dallas
  • All Star weekend-Dallas, Miami
  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • Las Vegas Music Festival
  • Dr Ian Smith Makeover Matters Tour
  • I Rock The Mic Conference- Mediator
  • Opening Dj for Sugar Water Tour -Dallas
  • W Hotel Resident DJ -Dallas
  • Recent Events: SMU Cultural Literary Gala 2015
  • Essence Music Festival-New Orleans July 2015
  • Austin Area Jazz Festival May 2015
  • House of Blues (Foundation Room DJ On Wednesday Nights)
  • Blacks in Technology (SXSW) Opening DJ For Jazzy Jeff
  • Resident DJ for 8 Years on Capital Jazz Cruise
  • Total You Women’s Wellness summit in 2004
  • Host of Café Chat every Monday 8pm
  • SPIKE: Longest running Monday night lounge set in Dallas
  • My Black is Beautiful
  • I Got Soul conference producer 2007/ 2008
  • Neo Soul Café Meet Up
  • One of the Founding members of Soulition DJ since 2007 (Co-founded With DJ NappyNeedles)- A DJ cooperative-
  • 2011- BET Music Matters
  • Opened up for the artist like The Foreign Exchange, The Sugar Water Tour, Ledisi, Eric Roberson, Donnie, Choklate, Dead Prez, Mint Condition, Liv Warfield, Yazarah, Glen Lewis and many more.

 

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William Vivanco de La Habana, Cuba lanzará su nuevo secillo con Music Access, Inc.

Comunicado Inmediato a la Prensa
10 de agosto de 2017
Contacto: Rikki Rincon
214-549-1201
r.rincon@musicaccessinc.com
 
(Dallas, Texas) El súper talentoso músico cubano William Vivanco de la Habana, Cuba lanzará su anticipado y esperado sencillo titulado “Bailarina” como estreno mundial a travéz de la compañía Music Access y de su división Music Access Latino en Dallas el próximo viernes 11 de agosto de 2017. El nuevo sencilo estará disponible digitalmente en todas las tiendas tales como Amazon, iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play entre otras más.
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William Vivanco, nacido el 6 de octubre de 1975 en Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, es un compositor y músico cubano. Vivanco aprendió a tocar la guitarra frecuentando la Casa de la Trova en la calle Heredia de Santiago, “robando acordes”. Improvisaba en las calles y también actúo en un coro profesional con niños. Entrenó su voz, aprendiendo las técnicas que le permitirían desarrollar su estilo vocal percusivo y distintivo. También participó en Romerías de Un Día y en el Festival de Cantantes de las Américas en Guantánamo.

Vivanco llegó por primera vez a La Habana cuando tenía 23 años. El sello Bis Music de Santa Clara lo descubrió y le ofreció la posibilidad de hacer su primer disco en solitario en el 2002 llamado “Lo Tengo To ‘Pensa’o”, una mezcla de música brasileña, pop y reggae. Su canción y el videoclip acompañante de “Cimarrón” se hicieron populares. “Cimarrón” se refiere a los esclavos africanos que huyeron de sus amos españoles. En 2006, Vivanco grabó su segundo disco en solitario, “La Isla Milagrosa”, producido por Descemer Bueno y Roberto Carcassés. En los últimos tiempos, Vivanco ha empezado a distanciarse de sus melodías más funkier, poppier en favor de la música que es más “Santiaguera” (de Santiago), más cubana, más rítmica – más tradicional. Vivanco ha actuado también en Francia. En el 2003 se presentó en el festival Les Transmusicales de Rennes y en el 2004 en el Festival Paleo de Nyon en la noche cubana de Les Nuits de Fourvière de Lyon y en agosto de 2005 tocó en el festival de Les Nuits du Sud. (Fuente: Wikipedia).

Rikki Rincón, Presidente de Music Access Latino, una división de Music Access, Inc. declaró: “Después de varias conversaciones con William Vivanco desde el 2016 y de ser presentado a través de un colega de la industria, siempre fue una idea maravillosa el poder trabajar con él y finalmente llegó a Music Access, Inc. Estamos muy emocionados por la oportunidad de trabajar con el muy talentoso cantante, compositor y productor William Vivanco. Después de ver su trabajo con algunos de los mejores talentos de Cuba durante la última década y luego de conocerlo como persona, estamos más que convencidos de que más allá de su talento es una persona realista, con la que esperamos crecer “.

William Vivanco lo dice claramente acerca de su nuevo single Bailarina inspirada en el poema de José Martí”: “La bailarina española, mezclada con música árabe, española, celta kizomba y reggaetón”. “La canción Bailarina se inspiró en el poema de José Martí: La Bailarina Española, música mezclada con sonidos de kizomba árabe, español, celta y un poco de reggaetón”.


William Vivanco se une al productor José Ángel, en el violin William Roblejo, Reiner Mariño en la guitarra flamenca, y la mezcla y materización a cargo de Luis Durán. Crédito de la foto a Cinthia Bapa. El nuevo single saldrá a la venta el viernes, 11 de agosto de 2017, en el mercado digital a través de Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Apple Music, Tidal, Music Access, Inc. y otros. Para las relaciones con los medios de comunicación y las entrevistas, póngase en contacto con Rikki Rincon al r.rincon@musicaccessinc.com o al número de teléfono 972-686-7700 ext 14.

Cobertura de la prensa mundial:

 
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William Vivanco of Havana, Cuba to release new single with Music Access, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2017
Contact: Rikki Rincon
214-549-1201
r.rincon@musicaccessinc.com

(Dallas, Texas) Super talented William Vivianco of Havana, Cuba will release his next, much anticipated single, titled, Bailarina, worldwide with Dallas, Texas’ own Music Access, Inc., on Friday, August 11, 2017. The new single will be available everywhere digital music is sold, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play and more.

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William Vivanco (born October 6, 1975, in SantiagoCuba) is a composer and musician. Vivanco learned to play guitar by frequenting Casa de la Trova on Calle Heredia in Santiago, “stealing chords”. He busked in the streets, and also performed with a professional children’s choir. He trained his voice, learning the techniques that would enable him to develop his distinctively percussive vocal style. He also played day-long romerias and at the Festival of Singers of the Americas in Guantánamo.

Vivanco first came to Havana when he was 23 years old. The Bis Music label at the Santa Clara song festival spotted him and offered him the possibility to make his first solo album in 2002 called Lo Tengo To’ Pensa’o, a mix of Brazilian musicpop and reggae. His song and the accompanying video clip “Cimarrón” became popular. “Cimarrón” (literally, “one who lives on mountaintops”) refers to African slaves who ran away from their Spanish masters.

In 2006, Vivanco recorded his second solo album, La Isla Milagrosa, produced by Descemer Bueno and Roberto Carcassés. In recent times Vivanco has started to distance himself from his funkier, poppier tunes in favour of music that is more “Santiaguera” (from Santiago), more Cuban, more rhythmic – more traditional.

Vivanco has performed in France. In 2003 he performed at Les Transmusicales de Rennes festival, then in 2004 at the Paleo Festival de Nyon, at the Cuban night of Les Nuits de Fourvière de Lyon, and in August 2005 he played at the Vence festival Les Nuits du Sud. (Source: Wikipedia).

Rikki Rincón, President of Music Access Latino, a division of Music Access, Inc. stated “After several on and off discussions with Mr. William Vivanco since 2016 and being introduced via a industry colleague, this was always a wonderful idea that eventually came to fruition. We at Music Access, Inc. are very excited to work with the very talented singer/songwriter/producer William Vivanco. After seeing his work with some of Cuba’s best talent over the past decade or so and then getting know him as a person, we are more than convinced that beyond his talent he is a down to earth person, one we hope to grow with”. 

William Vivanco clearly states this about the new single, Bailarina inspirada en el poema de Jose Marti.:La bailarina española. Mesclada con musica arabe,española, celta quisomba y regetton”. “The song Bailarina was inspired in the poem by Jose Marti: The Spanish Bailarina. Music mixed with sounds of arabic, spanish, celtic kizomba and a little bit of reggaeton”.

William Vivanco teams up with producer Jose Angel and on violin William Roblejo, on Flamenco guitar, Reiner Mariño and mixed and mastered by Luis Duran. Photo credit to Cinthia Bapa. The new single goes on sale Friday, August 11, 2017 everywhere digital music is sold via Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Apple Music, Tidal, Music Access, Inc. and others. For media relations and interviews please contact Rikki Rincon at r.rincon@musicaccessinc.com or 972-686-7700 ext 14.

WILLIAM VIVANCO GLOBAL MEDIA COVERAGE:
New York Times
ESSENCE Magazine
William Vivanco Shares stage with US Star Melissa Etheridge in Havana, Cuba
Ciber Cuba Noticias
Radio Cadena
CubaTiene
BOHEMIA
14 y Medio.com
TV Santiago

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Havana NRG! 24K Magic (Merengue Power Version) Friday, June 23rd!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2017

(Dallas, Texas) The very hot Havana NRG! having just released their Merengue rework of Jennifer Lopez’s “I Ain’t Your Momma” on 6/9/17 worldwide are set to release another hot reworked power Merengue single originally brought you by Bruno Mars “24K Magic”! For those that have been seeing the group live have already experience the fire brought to this reworked production and the crowds are going wild!

The new 24K Magic Power Merengue rework project releases worldwide on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 everywhere digital music is sold! From Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Music Access, Inc. We recently received some great news that the “I Ain’t Your Momma” single was added to full rotation to DFW’s Ritmo 99.5FM and online radio station and The Surge DFW. This next single is to be added soon! All radio station programmers, mix show DJ’s contact us today at r.rincon@musicaccessinc.com to get your copy. All media for interviews and coverage of Havana NRG! and hot new single call 214-549-1201.

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Havana NRG! continues to set record for Dallas band performing the longest weekly residency in history of city!

In a market such as Dallas, Texas where one would think a Tejano, Mexican/Regional or Urban group would create this major buzz level has turned out to be a hot band originating from Cuba. What had originally started as another orchestra in 1999 eventually had made major adjustments and changes to convert into one of, if not the hottest Tropical orchestras in the Southwest and many have gone even further than that in their description of this amazing band. Havana NRG! officially rebranded and launched as their new name on July 31, 2002 under the band direction and management of Mariela Suarez of Havana, Cuba.

Just to give you a brief background overview of Mariela Suarez as many, if not most do not know, from the age of four she began to appear in TV, radio, documentaries and theater as part of a musical children’s group, “Meñique”. She studied at the music academy specializing in piano and violin. In 1987 she won first place in a national contest for violin students. Mariela graduated with a technical and professional title as instrumentalist and violin professor. In 1989 she was selected to participate the Young Musicians World Orchestra as a violinist becoming the first Cuban in history to be accepted for this kind of event. In 1992 she was part of the prestigious orchestra of the Cabaret Tropicana in Havana, Cuba as keyboard player. Along with Ivan Martinez was musical director of the band “Cuestión Seria”, which won the 1995 Novel Orchestra award in Cuba. During three years she participated as violinist in the symphonic orchestra of Nuevo Leon and was professor of violin in the Instituto Superior de Musica in Monterey, Mexico.

This amazing band consists of top notch industry musicians such as Michael Romero (Lead singer, Composer and lead trumpet), Ivan Martinez (Vocals/Timbales/Engineer), Ilumin Avila (Vocals), Jeff Fort (Saxophone, Flute),  Luis Avila (Congas/Percussion), Melvin Garcia Rivera (Percussion), Geobar Nodal (Trumpet), Ramon Rodriguez (Bass). Go to their website www.havananrg.com to read their many accomplishments in their prospective careers and see why things have shaped up the way they have. This is just one of many reasons why, that above and beyond the majorly and classically trained musicians in the band is her ability to direct the band and maintaining way ahead of her competition in setting trends, not merely following them.

What started at Gloria’s in Addison was initially viewed as a longshot dream and those back in the early days of the band felt there was a shot a weekly residency in a time where it was rarely taking place in Dallas, Texas, a city that had it’s share of Salsa and Merengue at a few festivals, rarely on radio and only a couple of Salsa clubs so doing this would take a major risk. So after much convincing by then member Willie Martinez and others in the band, owner Jose Fuentes gave it a green light and said “let’s try it”. During this same time in 2002 Havana NRG! were performing at another major Wednesday hotspot called Sipangos and the buzz carried over into this new Friday and Saturday night weekly location. All this at a time where nothing was going on Friday and Saturday nights in Addison, Gloria’s decided to open and no cover from 10pm-2am.

It took several months to catch on and when it did it created a massive buzz in the market and had grown to such proportions Gloria’s had to seek out much larger space next door that formerly housed a Brook Mays music store.  Many famous international talent have either visited Gloria’s Addison to see Havana NRG! perform or have also shared the stage with them. Artists such as the famous Dave Valentin, Ana Maria Polo (National Television Host of “Caso Cerrado”Show), Tito Puente Jr. Afro Cuban All Stars just to name of a few.

Havana NRG! released their debut CD “Camino al Cielo” in 2004 worldwide via NRG Records and received rave reviews from major publications such as HISPANIC, Dallas Morning News, Latin Beat Magazine, Timba.com and a host of others as tours took place in NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alaska, Seattle all over Texas just to name a few. In 2009 the band released their second and long-awaited CD “La Receta Perfecta” and this was a strong follow up to their debut CD containing new sounds and production styles by Ivan Martinez, Michael Romero and Mariela Suarez. The CD continues to sell well today and fans from Spain, Italy, Mexico, Cuba, London, USA, Switzerland, etc have joined the band in celebrating la musica Cubana!

Today in 2016 Havana NRG! continues to perform every Friday and Saturday since 2002, that is more than 14 years solid. Their fan base is another of the most interesting things as they are not your “typical salsa band”, not Havana NRG!. The NRG in their name means New Rhythm Generation and for that and many other reasons they are always inventing New Rhythms! From Cuban Timba, Cubaton, Merengue, Top 40 Remixes done 100% by the band in remix fashion from Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor to others on the way, Havana NRG! fans are not just Latino, but almost 50% are a wide range of diverse nationalities. This makes their brand hot then, now and the future.

In a city such as Dallas, Texas much is written and reported about Rock, Hip Hop, Country and Pop but rarely do you see local publications writing features about Salsa, Merengue and the huge loving movement by its locals. Every once in awhile you will read about mega stars touring through our market but little do many realize that Havana NRG! has performed for millions of visitors and locals for over 14 long years and non-stop! Yes, there are many other Top 40/Funk/Country bands that have been performing even longer in this market but at the same venue and packing the crowds in on Fridays and Over 1,500 on Saturdays? Yes, this is rare but so is Havana NRG! At this rate Havana NRG! appears to have a very long future packing in the #1 hotspot Gloria’s in Addison.

Follow their social movement via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and www.havananrg.com. A little early buzz is being brewed that the band is back in the recording studio hmmm more to come! For all media relations and bookings contact rikkirincon@creativejuice.mobi.

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