DownTown December Newsletter
Rock’n’Roll spoken here!
It’s December and the Mercury Retrograde has come to an end. It’s also Holiday time!! Happy Hanukkah to all our Jewish friends! In a few weeks, the Winter Solstice will be here and the jolly fat man in a red suit will be making his yearly nightlong trip. It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. We would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays—Merry Christmas and a very Happy & Healthy New Year! See you in 2019!!
NEW NEWS…Things are real busy here with the release of DownTown Mystic’s new digital single “Think A Little Louder” and the “Rock’n’Roll Romantic” album coming out in Europe the following week. Here’s the press release that was sent out with all the news:
NEW YORK, NY, November 19, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sha-La Music, Inc. announces the holiday releases of the new digital single "Think A Little Louder" by US Rocker DownTown Mystic on November 23 and 3 DownTown Mystic digital albums in Europe and the rest of the world one week later on November 30.
The 3 digital albums include the premiere of DownTown Mystic's current album "Rock'n'Roll Romantic" along with previous releases "Standing Still" and the self-titled "DownTown Mystic". The releases are part of new Licensing and Publishing deals between Sha-la Music and BMP Broken Music Publishing in the UK. The 3 albums will be released via Believe Digital.
The new digital single "Think A Little Louder" is being released in the US as part of a new Digital Distribution deal between Sha-La Music and AWAL/Kobalt Music and will go to Radio on November 28 via the iPluggers online platform. DownTown Mystic's previous single "Turn Around And Go", released in July, had a very successful run at worldwide Radio garnering airplay on over 180 stations in 26 countries.
However, the single's biggest success came from being downloaded by 20 In-Store Media companies, including the world's largest Mood Media. A conservative estimate based on 1% of the available in-store stations would be 8-9,000 in-store stations playing "Turn Around And Go". The realistic number of stations that played the single was at least 50% and closer to a mind-boggling 450,000 in-store stations in over 40 countries.
This marks the 2nd year that DownTown Mystic is releasing music during the holiday season and for the 1st time in the US. Last year in December the "On E Street EP" featuring the rhythm section of the legendary E Street Band--drummer "Mighty" Max Weinberg & bassist Garry Tallent was released. The EP was digitally distributed via ADA/Warner Music in the UK and Europe, with the single "Way To Know" reaching the Top 20 on the European Indie Top 200 Chart. DownTown Mystic writer/producer Robert Allen comments, "Having had success last year in Europe at the height of the holiday season, it seemed only natural to do it again this year and include our home base in the USA".
Besides the worldwide success at Radio, DownTown Mystic has sync licensed music on over 160 TV shows in over 20countries, adding to the brand. With releases in the US, Europe and the rest of the world for the 2018 holiday season, DownTown Mystic is currently in the studio recording and putting together a full schedule of releases for 2019.
Here’s the link for the press release: https://shar.es/aa4cYY
RADIO…The new single “Think A Little Louder” was released to Radio on Nov. 28 and is off to a great start with airplay on over 30 stations in 14 countries. The single is available via the iPluggers online platform: https://ipluggers.com/downtownmystic
SYNC…It was another good year for DownTown Mystic with music now sync licensed on over 160 TV shows that get televised in more than 20 countries around the world. We also had the song “Fly Like The Wind” featured in the last 35 seconds of the trailer for “Better Start Running” starring Jeremy Irons. Check it out: https://youtu.be/6upqEv_RBcA
DOWNTOWN BLOG…The latest blog post is all about the new single “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 "Think A Little Louder" video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0XpLth0HkNM
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… Have the most Rockin’ of Holidays!!
PS. DownTown Mystic Website: http://downtownmystic.net/
Sha-La Music: http://sha-lamusic.com
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/