Archive for July 22, 2010

National recording artist Will Donato returns for an evening of soulful music at beautiful rooftop setting at the Hotel Kyoto Hotel for the release of his new Billboard CD Release What it Takes. This CD has been deemed as one of Will’s most compelling CD releases to date. Will’s current hit radio single “Funkability” (produced by Darren Rahn) is now in the top 20 in all the major charting and radio program listings! Click the image for more details and directions. Join Will and his all star band including Teddy Blade, Patrick Ready, Aaron Mason, Drew Simpson, Shon “Demo” Reddick, and Urie Norris. This is a must see show!

Join us for Thursday Night Vibe at the Kyoto Grand Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on July 22nd for a performance by Will Donato as he celebrates the release of his new CD!

Enjoy live music, happy hour drink specials, delicious outdoor dining and spectacular downtown views and many more surprises.

Doors open: 6pmShowtime: 7:30pmCover Charge: $20

Two get in for the price of one before 6:30pm! $6 drink specials between 6-8pm!Plus there will be many surprise guests and lots of giveaways

Hotel Situation on the festival weekend

For all visitors of the festival a room contingent is booked at the undermentioned partner hotels – the keyword is Smooth Jazz Festival: (number of rooms is limited)

Dorint Hotel Augsburg | 4 Stars | Single 119 Euro | Double 139 Euro | Fon +49 (0)821 59745974

Hotel Ibis Augsburg beim Bahnhof | 3 Stars | Single 79 Euro | Double 89 Euro | Fon +49 (0)821 50160

Please note:

At the same time to the festival weekend the Oktoberfest in Munich takes place. We advise you to book your accommodation as soon as possible.

More information about our partner hotels, click here.

Here you get your ticket:  Smooth Jazz Shop.

Canadian music collective Independent Music Promotions recently celebrated the release of their new e-book “Your Band Is A Virus“, which outlines marketing techniques effectively used by today’s independent musicians. With many industry-related books being released by CEO’s and record label owners, this release shows a definite change of attitude in the way independent music is promoted to the mainstream.

Founder James Moore commented “We found that most of the music marketing books written by the industry moguls were gimmicky and out of touch with the modern band’s needs. There’s only so many times you need to read about starting a website or writing a bio. We included those basics but focused the book mainly on how to build your press section, get on the media’s good side and generate those reviews. That’s what band’s care about.”

“We’re trying to bring power back to the musicians and out of the hands of the pay-to-wait-in-line Sonicbids types. Some of the techniques in the book are tried and true, and some you probably haven’t seen before.”

The book explores the ideas behind viral marketing, guerilla marketing, and “behind-the-scenes” marketing, which suggests breaking the traditional submission rules and contacting the industry professionals, bloggers, dj’s and music media individually in order to build relationships and garner high amounts of press.

More information on “Your Band Is A Virus” is at