DownTown February Newsletter
Rock’n’Roll spoken here!
It’s February and that means Groundhog’s Day! This year the furry rodent did not see his shadow, so that means there will be an early spring. Let’s hope so. It’s also the Chinese New Year. 2019 is the Year of the Pig. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. The Chinese New Year falls in line with a new moon in Aquarius, so it’s a good time to start new things and get moving. February is also the month for lovers. Valentine’s Day is mid-month, so get ready for romance and all that chocolate candy!
NEW NEWS…Speaking of Valentine’s Day, DownTown Mystic is releasing the 1st single of 2019 with the new digital single “Love Light” for Valentine’s Day! It’s already at Radio and scheduled for release on iTunes, Amazon, etc. on the 15th of the month. We’re very excited about releasing new music this year and you can read all about it in the press release that was sent out:
NEW YORK, NY, January 22, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sha-La Music, Inc. announces the first release of 2019 by US Rocker DownTown Mystic with the new digital single Love Light on February 15. Love Light is being released as part of a Digital Distribution deal between Sha-La Music and AWAL/Kobalt Music. The single goes out to worldwide Radio this week in time for Valentine's Day airplay.
The Love Light single contains 2 songs with the 2nd track Tomorrow's Clown, previously on cd only, being released on digital for the first time. Love Light will be the first of upcoming singles to be released from a new DownTown Mystic album tentatively titled Better Day and scheduled for release later this year. It will be DownTown Mystic's first full length album release since Rock'n'Roll Romantic in 2016. Love Light features the work of drummer extraordinaire Steve Holley (Paul McCartney, Ian Hunter) and urban legend Paul Page (Dion, Ian Hunter) on bass. Both are currently the rhythm section for rock icon Ian Hunter & The Rant Band.
The Love Light single will also be the first time that DownTown Mystic has released music to Radio for Valentine's Day. DownTown Mystic writer/producer Robert Allen comments, "We were trying to decide which single to release first in 2019 and then I got an email from Marvin Kuijs of iPluggers. He was looking for love songs ASAP to send to Radio for Valentine's Day airplay and it kind of made our decision for us. Love Light fits the bill perfectly".
Like DownTown Mystic's previous 2 singles, Love Light is being released to Radio via the iPluggers online platform. Those previous singles, Turn Around And Go and Think A Little Louder, had very successful runs at worldwide Radio garnering airplay on over 180 stations in 26 countries. But the real success story has been the In-store play from being downloaded by 20 In-Store Media companies, including the world's largest, Mood Media. So far both singles have been played on 250-500,000 In-store radio stations in 40 countries.
With music sync licensed on over 160 TV shows, worldwide success at Radio and a new album on the way, 2019 is shaping up to be one of DownTown Mystic's busiest and best years to date.
Here’s the link for the press release: https://shar.es/am14Hn
RADIO…The new single “Love Light” was released to Radio on Jan. 21 and is off to a great start with airplay on over 30 stations in a dozen countries. Thanks to Don Chisholm at KCR-FM in Inverness Scotland for debuting the single on his “Rock Away” show. The single is available on the iPluggers online platform: https://ipluggers.com/downtownmystic
SYNC & STREAMING…DownTown Mystic’s track “Standing Still” was on the finale of The Voice on NBC TV last year. In streaming news, the single “Think A Little Louder” has been added to half a dozen playlists on Spotify, including:
The Fresh Ten Rock Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3aktX8pqOA5Qj4I8RjQFjq
Top Rock Songs 2019 Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2YW4lxU9wgrMGfpiff1lk0
Best New Songs Now Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/41emSSmepNfqCzpAkqNdnO
DOWNTOWN BLOG…The latest blog post is all about “Think A Little Louder” and the unusual story of how it came to be written and recorded. Check out the blog post: https://downtownmystic.net/downtown-blog-think-little-louder/
VIDEO… Check out the new "Love Light" video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_I32Hni4EuI
SOCIAL MEDIA…Stay up to date with DownTown Mystic via Social Media. Hook up with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shalaman and https://twitter.com/DTMysticBand
Until next time…Keep it ROCKIN’!!
PS. DownTown Mystic Website: http://downtownmystic.net/
Sha-La Music: http://sha-lamusic.com
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AirPlay Direct: http://www.airplaydirect.com/music/DownTownMystic/