Crowdsourcing New Music: John Alagia’s, Drive Music featured in Forbes

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Drive Music may be less than a year old, but that isn’t stopping it’s success. As an independent publishing and record company, Drive is in constant pursuit of new talent and progressive avenues of development. Collectively holding the likes of John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Jonas Brothers, Zac Brown Band and more under their belts, founders and long time private client of The Village, John Alagia along with Nolan Sipe are dedicated to finding and nurturing up-and-coming artists.

Forbes had a chance to chat with Alagia, Sipes and up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Sinclair, while at The Village recently. More HERE

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmessitte/2014/02/18/crowdsourcing-your-record-how-one-singer-separated-herself-from-the-pack/

 

‘The Village Presents’ showcase featuring Nico Vega at Mack Sennett Studios

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Thursday marked one of the very few rainy days Los Angeles has been graced with in the past couple months, but that didn’t stop The Village from throwing a great party!

Held at the historic Mack Sennett Studios in Silverlake, CA, The Village welcomed Nico Vega for a special showcase of their upcoming songs. Featuring all new tracks as well as singles, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” and “Easier”, the set was a balance of the familiar and the unexpected – both being beyond expectations.

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The four-piece performed for an audience filled with celebrities and industry folk, enjoying an open bar provided by Amour Prive Winery, Bushmills and Mulberry Love specialty cocktails as well as delicious snacks from Cheffry. Nico Vega’s showmanship is unparalleled, but its just the icing on the cake compared to their seemingly effortless musical perfection.

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The Village Studios Presents Nico Vega at Mack Sennett Studios

Special thanks to those who attended, including  Kamran V, CEO of Bedrock Studios who provided sound for the evening with one of their several top of the line PA systems, and  Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands.LA and KCSN 88.5, for providing music for the evening.  A very special thank you to Jesse Rogg, CEO and keeper of Mack Sennett Studios, who pulled out the red carpet for us and helped make the event magical.

We’ve got some great shots of the night, view the full gallery with photos by Zane Roessell HERE.

Phantogram performs live in Studio D for KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Phantogram, the duo comprised of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel of Saratoga Springs, NY came by the Village Tuesday morning for a live performance and interview on 89.9 KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

The performance streamed live from Studio D with Ghian Wright and Alex Williams engineering the session. Jason Bentley, host of MBE, chatted with the band about their new album, Voices, upcoming shows including The Hollywood Palladium, their performance at Lightning In A Bottle music festival, and the breakfast burritos and candy we gave them, you can listen hereScreen Shot 2014-02-18 at 5.23.51 PM

DJ Cassidy’s “Calling All Hearts” Single Released

DJ Cassidy is the DJ experience you have been longing for. Passionate, innovative and affable, this “superstar spinner” has performed for everyone from Oprah to President Obama. In anticipation of his debut artist album, Paradise Royale, due out this Spring via Columbia Records, DJ Cassidy has released the first single, “Calling All Hearts.” The title is no misnomer, featuring Robin Thicke, R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland together with members of Chic, Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool & the Gang, the track incorporates super funk and stadium-worthy production that will have you on your feet before you know it. “I needed an anthem, a song that would call everyone to the dancefloor,” Cassidy tells Billboard, referring to the making of the track.

Recorded at the Village, DJ Cassidy has made some sweet soul music for Paradise Royale. Naturally, Cassidy has been the most pleasant of guests to have here.

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