Online community New Age Musik Circle celebrates its fourth MP3 compilation release, featuring numerous award-winning artists alongside new and emerging musicians from around the world.
Online PR News – 04-June-2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Hailed by music blogger John Olsen (New Age Music World) as “one of the most significant new age music releases in 2012,” a fourth music compilation from The New Age Music Circle is delighting critics and receiving accolades for its innovative approach.
Titled Sounds From the Circle IV (SFTC IV), this compilation, the fourth in a series, was produced by Suzanne Doucet, founder of the community of over 1200 musicians and fans. The annual compilations -– available both physically and digitally -- have become favorites among everyday music fans, as well as, professional radio programmers and wellness practitioners who love the ability to play over three hours of relaxing music from just one CD.
The Sounds of the Circle compilations are always eclectic. This latest release includes over thirty-five tracks from award-winning and emerging New Age artists from around the world. Together, they capture the broad scope of today’s New Age sub-genres, from Vocals to Space music, Channeling to Solo Piano, Harmonics to Chill, Meditation, Nature, and more.
SFTC IV includes GRAMMY®-winning artist Cheryl Bentyne and GRAMMY®-nominated artists Al Conti and Zamora, ZoneMusicReporter.com-award winners Hennie Bekker and AO Music, along with Danny Wright, Tron Syversen, Michele de Wilton, Amberfern, 2002, Bill Wren & Frank Ralls, Jose Luis Serrano Esteban, Louis Colaiannia, Peter Jennison, Ken Davis, Berward Koch, Torben Thorger & Vibeke Sonora, Michael de Salem, Tim White & Joe Paulino, Lia Scallon, Walter Grund, Richard Bone, Glenn Main, Pamela Jamian, Kevin Kula, Jaime Helios, Craig Karolus, Merrill Collins, John Luttrell, Mala Ganguly & David Vito Gregoli, Synthesist, John Salat, Kparx, Elise Lebec, Tajalli, Aum Orchestra, Paradiso & Rasamayi, Natascha Wilczek, John Paris and Suzanne Doucet herself.
Doucet says that despite the genre’s naysayers, New Age music is a healthy and growing international music niche, similar in scope to that of jazz music. In late 2008, she recognized the community-building opportunities on the customized networking site NING.com, founded the New Age Music Circle (http://newagemusik.ning.com), and watched the community quickly grow to include over 1200 people worldwide. Members enjoy sharing music, inspiration, event information, artwork and invitations to collaborate in various ways.
According to Doucet -- a music consultant within the new age market and co-owner of New Age Universe -- she utilizes top-quality MP3 files to pack the ultimate amount of music onto the physical CDs. She begins by inviting Circle members to submit their tracks, then arranges the music to create the ultimate “flow” -- no easy feat with approximately forty tracks and three hours of music on each album. The overall process for producing each compilation takes about four months. Once produced, each artist receives multiple copies to sell or give to their fans, and thousands more are distributed at various music conferences (such as GATE, MIDEM, INATS) throughout the year.
The physical compilations, manufactured by TSI, must be played in MP3-compatible CD players or in computer CD-ROM drives, and will download into one’s iTunes account. They are packaged in eco-friendly cardboard sleeves with simple inserts listing each artist’s name, track, album title, and website address; SFTC IV also includes the artists’ album cover art. And, while physical copies are limited, digital versions of the album can be purchased and downloaded from iTunes.
For more information, or for media review copies and promotional giveaways, contact Beth Ann Hilton, The B Company, bethhilton(at)theBcompany.com, at 310-560-8390.
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The New Age Music Circle – an online community of over 1200 artists, industry professionals and fans – presents its fourth MP3 compilation in as many years, aptly titled Sounds from the Circle IV. Produced by Suzanne Doucet, founder of the Circle, it is available in both physical format and an iTunes version. The Sounds of the Circle compilations are always eclectic, showing the wide range of inspiration, interpretation and musical vision within the New Age genre from countries across the globe including the USA, Canada, Australia, Argentina, England, Norway, Germany, Denmark, Spain, and more.