December DownTown Newsletter
Rock’n’Roll spoken here!
Happy Holidays! Santa Claus is coming to town and 2016 is coming to a close. It’s been one hell of a year! Next week another Mercury Retrograde starts right before the Winter Solstice. Kind of what you might expect with the way this year has gone. The same day the Mercury Retrograde starts is the same day the Electoral College votes to pick the US President and make the 2016 Election official. Just 37 votes are needed to change and keep Trump out of the White House. Strange things have happened in 2016, can it get any stranger??
NEW NEWS…2016 was a really good year for DownTown Mystic. To start the year, “Way To Know” was released as a single in Europe and went to #1 for 3 weeks. In the spring the DownTown Nashville EP was released at Americana Radio in the US and debuted in the Top 5 Most Added, going on to become DownTown Mystic’s best release at the format to date. In the summer the Rock’nRoll Romantic album was released digitally to rave reviews and the CD was released in the fall at 3 radio formats. There’s talk of a European release for the CD in 2017…
The Lyrics Booklet for the CD is available online here: http://sha-lamusic.com/rnr2016lyrics.pdf
We finished the year with a cool Feature in NeuFuture Magazine: https://t.co/a8PRD2TqBM
Remember to give the gift of music for the holidays…
Rock’n’Roll Romantic is available on CD at:
CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/downtownmystic4
Available on Digital:
RADIO...As stated earlier, the Rock’n’Roll Romantic CD was released at AAA/Non-Com, Americana and College Radio. Sha-La Music decided to take the CD to 3 radio formats to reach a wider audience for DownTown Mystic. Despite a very crowded and competitive 4th Qtr, the strategy paid off. The CD broke into the AMA Top 100 at #86 with half the stations that took DownTown Nashville to #53, but overall across the 3 formats, Rock’n’Roll Romantic garnered over 30 Adds and has over 60 stations playing it! DownTown Mystic also has the #3 and #7 albums on the AirPlay Direct Global Rock Album Chart. There will definitely be some celebrating!!
Special thanks to Crystal Ann Lea and Ian Murray at M:M Music for helping to make Rock’n’Roll Romantic the biggest success at Radio for DownTown Mystic yet!!
DownTown Mystic is 1 of the Featured Artists on M:M Music for the rest of the year: https://t.co/B4RHhF7hdu
The CD’s lead track “Way To Know” is Track #11 on the M:M Music Meeting CD Vol.40: http://mmmusicsite.com/meeting.html#vol40
VIDEOS…One of the very cool things for DownTown Mystic in 2016 was putting together the Exclusive YouTube video single “She Said, She Said”, celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles masterpiece REVOLVER: https://youtu.be/sh8jQRCpXe8
DOWNTOWN BLOG…We give our recollections about the release of REVOLVER in 1966 in a blog post titled “50 Years of REVOLVER”: http://downtownmystic.net/downtown-blog-50-years-revolver/
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…We want to wish everyone all the best for The Holidays and a very ROCKIN’ 2017!!
PS. Sha-La Music has a new website: http://sha-lamusic.com
DownTown Mystic Website: http://downtownmystic.net/
LIKE us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/DownTown-Mystic/33506110940
DownTown Mystic YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/DowntownMystic1
DownTown Mystic on SPOTIFY: https://play.spotify.com/artist/19VD3b7cxZuylUNNUP9sdm
AirPlay Direct: http://www.airplaydirect.com/music/DownTownMystic/