Los Angeles, CA, February 18, 2011 â€“ MusicBox Publishing, a unit of MusicBox, an original music production and music licensing company which provides over 18,000 songs and tracks from its original music catalogs, and Planet LA Records, an indie music label, have announced a March 5-20th tour by a number of their recording artists. The tour includes high profile performances set to take place by these artists during the upcoming SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.
The tour follows on the heels of the recent release of a music compilation CD from MusicBox Publishing and Planet LA Records, featuring artists from around the globe, as part of the MusicBox expansion of its indie and emerging artists catalog.
The Planet LA Records bands DJinn, Evolove, Native June and When Planets Align will perform (concurrent with that weekâ€™s SXSW
Festival) on Friday, March 18th, from noon to 6PM, at Austinâ€™s top club Momoâ€™s. The performances will be broadcast by showcase partner StageIt.com, a popular and innovative platform by which music artists can stream their performances on the Internet.
Prior to the SXSW Festival, DJinn, Evolove, Native June and When Planets Align will launch a tour on March 5 at the Cabana Club in Hollywood, with future appearances at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas (3/11), The Underground at the Nile Theatre in Mesa/Phoenix (3/13) and other venues across Austin, from 3/16-3/20. The tour has been designed to raise awareness for the â€œNot for Saleâ€? campaign to combat human trafficking. Full tour dates are available at: www.abolitiontour.com
Djinn, an alternative rock band based in Southern California lives its music with an intensity and determination that is hard to match. The band has a passion for creation, using music as a way to explore another state of connectedness and understanding. With influences ranging from the calm, multi-layered experience of Pink Floyd to the intense aggression of bands such as Deftones, Djinn has a unique ability to draw fans of nearly any type of music. Please see:
In just one year, the Los Angeles-based rockers known as Evolove have carved out quite a name for themselves. Fronted by the charismatic Lucy Levinsohn on vocals, Evolove was thrust in the public spotlight as winners of the FreeCreditScore.com national band search. Their national commercial made itsâ€™ debut during the MLB All-Star game (viewed by 12 million) and is currently seen on major network and cable television stations. Evolove has also made several television appearances (including on MTV and KTLA News), related to their success. See: www.evolovetheband.com/epk
About Native June:
Native June hails from Indiana (Gabe Watson), Britain (Tristan Hendy), France (Martial Chaput) and L.A. (Jake Desouza) and formed in the heart of Hollywood in 2005. The bandâ€™s music is rooted in cities, highways and taverns across the Midwest and abroad. It smells like a 1978 Ford pickup truck barreling through the back hills of Southern Indiana (where Gabe grew up) and it crunches in your mouth like broken teeth at an English pub on a Saturday night (where Tristan chills out). Their sound is also reminiscent of The Clash, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Modest Mouse, Tom Petty, Bloc Party, Minus the Bear, and the Juliana Theory. See: www.sonicbids.com/nativejune
About When Planets Align:
When Planets Align (WPA) formed as a band project in L.A. in early 2009 with core members Mark Nguyen (Vietnamese) and Juan Lizarazo (Colombian) who met while studying music production at UCLA Extension, and later added Jacqueline Van Bierk (German) as a guest performer, then David Lopez as their drummer and Ben Reiss on bass as they started performing live. They released an EP album “Radio Silence” in fall 2009 after spending a summer together recording without having performed as a band. Their sound has evolved and become more progressive while retaining its global vibe, catchy guitar riffs and clever lyrics. See: www.sonicbids.com/whenplanetsalign
ABOUT PLANET LA RECORDS:
Planet LA Records/Planet LA Music is a new indie label focused on building an artistâ€™s brand on a global level through strategic partnerships and not based on the traditional model of selling music as the main product. A variety of rock bands and affiliated musicians play and tour throughout Los Angeles and venues located throughout the Southwest. Planet LA Records has also partnered with leading music placement company MusicBox, and is establishing a catalog within MusicBox for film and TV placement. For more information, please see www.planetlarecords.com
ABOUT MUSIC BOX:
MusicBox provides all genres of music to network and cable TV programs, TV promos, major motion pictures, independent films, movie trailers, national advertising campaigns, and radio spots. Representing 17 unique catalogs, the MusicBox offerings are well suited for all scoring needs. Combined with staff composers, music editors and a recording studio, MusicBox delivers customized music quickly and competitively.
MusicBox is the first music production company to offer an iPhone App for music search and delivery, MusicBoxMobile. The download is available for FREE at the iTunes App Store. MusicBox also features a propriety search and download system â€“ MusicBoxLIVE.
For more information about MusicBox, please visit www.musicboxmx.com