Little Kids Rock, a non-profit music education program that providesfree instruments and instruction to children in public schools,announced the completion of another celebrity recording session for itsupcoming project, Little Kids, Big Fans: Stars United For MusicEducation. Two tracks, “Little Dinosaur” and“Everyone Loves the Rainbow,” were recorded at ManhattanCenter Studios.
Pictured: Manhattan Center Studios’ Studio 4, equipped with a NeveVR72, Pro Tools HD and Studer and Sony multitracks
The new CD features high-profile artists covering versions of songswritten by Little Kids Rock students. Artists already on board includeBilly Joel’s percussionist, Liberty DeVitto, Public Enemy’sBrian Hardgroove, Victor Burks of the Fine Arts Militia, Tom Johnson(Doobie Brothers), Jason Newsted, (Metallica, Voivod), blues guitaristRoy Rogers, Zigaboo Modaliste (Meters) and singer Austin Willacy.
Future stages of the production will include several more recordingsessions, post-production/mixing/mastering, art production, CDduplication, distribution, marketing and several benefit concerts. Inthe coming months, both Manhattan Center Studios in New York and thePlant in Sausalito, Calif., will be donating their time and services toLittle Kids Rock. The CD is slated for release in December 2004.
In other Manhattan Center News, its sister company, Manhattan CenterProductions, recently signed an agreement with NewYorkDVD to be thepreferred, in-house provider of expert-level DVD authoring and projectdevelopment for MCP clients, including live music and performance actsbooked in both the Grand Ballroom and the Hammerstein Ballroom, whichare operated by Manhattan Center Studios.
For more information, please visit www.mcp-studios.com.