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Country & Soul Singer-Songwriter Cameron DuBois Continues To Uplift On Ambitious Dually Arranged Single “The Light”

“The Light” available Nov. 26 & Dec. 8 everywhere digital music is available, or at linktr.ee/CameronDuBois

Plus, new lyric video premiered today on Cameron’s YouTube page, with new concept video on the way on Dec. 8

“The Light” WAV tracks available to radio programmers via CDX Nashville & PromoOnly

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Country and soul singer-songwriter Cameron DuBois’ unique artistry is solidified on a new single project called “The Light,” which the Alabamian songstress composed in two separate arrangements. On Friday, November 26 she’ll release the original up-tempo guitar version of the song across all digital platforms (linktr.ee/CameronDuBois), and teasing today with a new lyric video released on her YouTube. The new song came from some recording sessions DuBois had with hit-making producer Bill McDermott (Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, George Strait) at OmniSound Studios in Nashville. 

The ambitious song project also demonstrates Cameron’s ability to reimagine her music in varying styles. On Friday, December 8 she’ll release a more orchestrally inspired arrangement of “The Light,” along with a beautiful video filmed at the historic Montgomery Performing Arts Center, in the singer-songwriter’s hometown. Cameron and her piano are eventually joined by a two piece string section of Cello and Violin, for an equally uplifting orchestral presentation of the song, and highlights Cameron’s proven ability to pull her audience in with her dynamic vocals. 

“I wrote this song with Rick Hansen and Bill Hinds, and I think it has a very powerful message for anyone who is in the process of losing, or who has ever lost someone close to them,” said DuBois. “We tried to capture this emotion musically, in multiple versions, to show different types of emotions we experience when losing someone close to us.”

Single Name: “The Light”
Release date: November 26 (up-tempo) | December 8 (orchestral)
Label: PCG Artist Development
Songwriters: Cameron DuBois, Rick Hansen, Bill Hinds
Audio Produced by: Bill McDermott (up-tempo) | Bill Hinds (orchestral)
ISRC#: QZPLR2109976 (up-tempo)
Buy/Stream/Listen at linktr.ee/CameronDuBois
Lyric Video (up-tempo): youtu.be/b716ftYR7k8 

Cameron DuBois Shows:
NOV 23 – Cloverdale Listening Room / Montgomery, Ala.
DEC 16 – Cloverdale Listening Room / Montgomery, Ala.
**For Cameron’s complete updated show schedule, follow on Bandsintown or visit CameronDuBois.com

About Cameron DuBois:
Cameron DuBois is an authentic country, soul, and southern rock singer-songwriter from Montgomery, Alabama. She’s spent most of her time developing her own unique brand of sound in two prestigious American South musical destinations; Nashville and Muscle Shoals, Alabama. She’s spent numerous hours along those muddy banks of the Tennessee River, collaborating with two of the industry’s notable songwriters and producers in Michael Curtis (Randy Travis, Fleetwood Mac, Blake Shelton) and Cindy Walker. Cameron’s unique country-rock-soul hybrid sound has kept her busy performing throughout Alabama and the south, landing her opening gigs with Dylan Scott, Neil McCoy, Thompson Square, Easton Corbin, John Michael Montgomery, and Andy Griggs. Cameron’s single releases include “The Home Place,” “Lipstick & Chrome,” ”Never Love Me Back,” and “Peace,” which demonstrates her versatility. In 2020, she released her most ambitious song project yet, the up-tempo rocker “Bridges,” which exclusively premiered nationwide on The Country Network, along with being aired on The Heartland Network. Cameron has been featured by PASTE, Medium.com, Guitar Girl Magazine, Country Rebel, The Montgomery Advertiser, AL.com, WAFF-TV, WSFA-TV, & WAKA-TV. In 2021 Cameron charted her first #1 song at country radio with her soulful “Modern Day Wonder Woman,” along with launching her very own charity golf event called Cameron DuBois’ Par-Tee Down Classic, where she raised $15,000 for the Montgomery Area Down Syndrome Outreach Group. For Cameron’s most up-to-date tour schedule and other information, visit CameronDuBois.com.

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Cameron DuBois Contacts:
Media & PR: Jason W. Ashcraft | jwa@jwamedia.com | (615) 991-1125
Artist Development & Management:  Bernard Porter | Bernard@pcgnashville.com | (615) 400-8321
Booking: Bob DuBois | bdubois@mgmair.com

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Canadian Teen Pop-Rockers Ready Set Bro Exhibit Their Brisk Rock ‘n’ Roll Side On New Single “Afterlife”

“Afterlife” available on all major digital music platforms TODAY or at linktr.ee/ReadySetBro; new lyric video premieres December 14 on YouTube

Ready Set Bro recently featured throughout Canada on Global News, and as rising stars on the Emmy-winning TV Show Teen Kid News, and Medium.com’s Authority Magazine 

CALGARY, Alb. – Emerging pop-rock ‘n’ roll band Ready Set Bro, consisting of teenage brothers in music Tavyn, Auslen and Kaplan Doell, have released their 3rd single “Afterlife” today across all major digital music platforms, or at linktr.ee/ReadySetBro. On the new tune the all-brother trio from Calgary, Alberta have firmly cemented their status as a bonafide rock ‘n’ roll band by leaning on a heavy dose of guitar, including a vibrant guitar solo and four-part guitar harmonies, all written and recorded by the Doell brothers. 

“This song provides a juxtaposition between an upbeat melody, while delving into the heavier subject matter of lamenting the loss of a relationship,” said Tavyn Doell. “At the same time, our lyrics blend a touch of light heartedness and humor with anguish and regret. To sum it up, it’s a classic story of a boy who fell for the wrong girl!” 

“Afterlife” explores the feelings of regret, and coming to terms with the fact that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, by offering a clever reflection on the demise of a relationship. With a creative play on words, in this instance, “afterlife” symbolizes the reality of life after a breakup, and the subsequent discomfort and remorse brought on by a poor decision.

Single Name: “Afterlife”
Release date: November 23, 2021
Songwriters: Kaplan Doell, Auslen Doell, Tavyn Doell, Britton Cameron
Label / Distribution: PCG Artist Development / DistroKid
ISRC: QZPLR2101242
Producer: Britton Cameron
Buy/Stream/Listen: linktr.ee/ReadySetBro
Official Lyric Video: Premiering Dec. 14

About Ready Set Bro:
Growing up in a musical family, brothers Tavyn, Auslen and Kaplan Doell, have been immersed in the music scene since they were very young. At first, they watched from side stage, attending festivals, concerts and recording sessions with their professional musician dad, who charted songs on Canadian radio and was nominated for the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) ‘Rising Star’ and ‘Group or Duo of the Year’, with country rock band Jo Hikk. The three brothers began their formal music training learning drums, vocals, piano and guitar. They naturally advanced to the instruments they personally connected with the most. Dedicated to their craft, the boys practice long hours, working to attain mastery on their instruments. When writing original material their focus is on strong melodies, 3-part harmonies, meaningful lyrics, and intricate musical passages on their respective instruments. Always willing to explore different genres, they have an appreciation for rock, pop, country, and jazz, settling into a sound that blends their musical influences. Along with music, all three brothers are enthusiastic flag football players and fans of both the CFL and the NFL, with a nod to this passion in their band name, Ready Set Bro.

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PCG Artist Development To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of Summer Bootcamp Event For Aspiring Recording Artists & Singer-Songwriters

SAVE THE DATE: July 15-16, 2022 in Nashville

Parents, family, managers and the artist’s team are invited to observe, network and learn alongside their artist. 

Artists and their teams may register now through Dec. 25 and get 50% off admission costs

NASHVILLE, Tenn.PCG Artist Development, a world leader in artist development is excited to announce the 10th anniversary of their popular Summer Bootcamp event, which returns to an in-person event July 15 & 16, 2022 near Nashville. Event venue locations, breakout sessions, showcase performers and other agenda details will be announced at a later date, however artists and attendees may register now through Dec. 25 at PCGartistdevelopment.com/events-master-classes and receive a 50% discount on admission, using “PCG50” at checkout. 

PCG Summer Bootcamp brings together some of the best and brightest minds in songwriting, production, vocal/performance coaching, and other entertainment industry professionals. In two days, under one roof, young aspiring recording and performance artists will learn from some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry. The PCG team will bring together an experienced group of entertainment industry thought leaders in artist management, entertainment attorneys, record production, publicity/media relations, social media, record label executives, hit songwriters, celebrities and more for a weekend the artist team’s will never forget and learn from. 

“I am extremely proud of the positive impact PCG Summer Bootcamp has made in the lives of countless artists over the last ten years,” said PCG CEO, Bernard Porter. “It’s been so rewarding to see immediate results as we strengthen all elements of the artist’s mind, body and spirit. Artists will leave us fully charged and ready to take on the world!”

In addition to the basic fundamentals, the PCG Artist Development team will be focusing on the best practices for social media, tools the pros use for gaining major visibility across all socials, and how to correctly set yourself up as a music business to garner all income streams from your music. 

The highlight of PCG Summer Bootcamp is the artist’s showcase event, where selected artists will have an invaluable opportunity to perform in front of, and receive honest feedback from a panel of performance and music industry experts. Whether performing or cheering on your favorite artist, everyone will have a chance to learn from some of the best and brightest minds in the music industry.

About PCG Artist Development:
Using their customized, scientific approach, The Science Of Artist Development, PCG provides hands-on, real-world training and education with the best coaches and mentors in the music industry. PCG consists of a core in-office staff, and a vast network of providers who work with the most successful artists in the entertainment industry. Through years of experience and success in the industry, our staff is uniquely qualified to prescribe the services and providers you need and the wisdom to know when you need them. Our providers include award-winning producers and songwriters, social media experts and influencers, performance, vocal and instrument coaches, media trainers, publicists, hair, makeup and wardrobe stylists, photographers, videographers and so much more. With over 100 of the most sought-after coaches, mentors and service providers in the industry, PCG provides training and expertise that is second to none.

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PCG Artist Development Contacts:
Media & PR: JWA Media / Jason West Ashcraft | jwa@jwamedia.com | (615) 991-1125
President, PCG: Bernard Porter | bernard@pcgnashville.com | (615) 400-8321
Registar, PCG: Chad Gentry | chad@pcgnashville.com | (615) 971-0704 

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Southbound 75 To Release Highly Anticipated New Album Tales From The Black Swamp On Friday, October 29 Via Bad Jeu Jeu Records

“I think these guys are great for today’s country music because they have a rock ‘edge’ that I think country is already moving towards, and I think they want more of. I think these guys are primed to be there when that happens, and they’re gonna help spearhead it.”
– Bill McDermott, Record Producer, Omni Sound Studio Nashville

“…big, rollicking sound, and the kind of catchy choruses that have people singing along before they know it.  It’s easy to imagine them at venues like State Fairs and outdoor music festivals.”
– Harold Fickett, Founder/Publisher, SCENES Media

Available Friday, October 29 via Bad Jeu Jeu & The Orchard; Pre-Save NOW at orcd.co/talesfromtheblackswamp

Plus, a new concept video on the way for “Spilled Champagne” 

Band to host album release show in Tampa, October 29 at the Dallas Bull

TAMPA, Fla. – Southbound 75 are set to officially release their highly-anticipated first full length studio album, Tales From The Black Swamp, on Friday, October 29 via Bad Jeu Jeu Records (orcd.co/talesfromtheblackswamp). The new set of tunes was recorded at Omni Sound Studio in Nashville, and produced by music city hitmaker Bill McDermott (Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, George Strait), who credited the Florida-based quintet by saying, “I think these guys are great for today’s country music because they have a rock ‘edge’ that I think country is already moving towards, and I think they want more of. I think these guys are primed to be there when that happens, and they’re gonna help spearhead it.” 

“We are so excited to finally get our debut album out on October 29,” said chief songwriter and frontman, Mark Lorenzo. “I am pretty sure we’ve experienced about every delay we could with the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’ve finally reached the finish line, and are excited about our new partnerships with Bad Jeu Jeu Records, Bob Morelli at Cool Is Forever, and everyone else on our team that has helped us reach our goal of getting this record out in a big way!” 

The band recently introduced the album’s newest single “Spilled Champagne” to country radio on PlayMPE, where more than a dozen stations throughout the south and midwest have already picked up the song for airplay. Exclusively premiered by SCENES Media in May, the song has a somewhat laughable backstory about spending entirely too much money on a girl that is just way out of your league.

“When we wrote the song, it started out as just a funny story,” said Lorenzo. “But as we began playing the song live, fans started telling us about their own life experiences with similar situations. Not necessarily flying to the islands, but a few actually got to the ‘Diamonds’ stage, so that helped make the song way more authentic!”

Album Release Show Planned in Tampa
Southbound 75 are planning two FREE open to the public album release show to celebrate the release of Tales From The Black Swamp. in their hometown of Tampa on Friday, October 29 at the Dallas Bull.

“We really worked hard on getting the album to sound like the way we sound when playing out live,” said Lorenzo. “So when you come see us live, then listen to the songs later, you know it’s our songs, our sounds but it matches your memory of the show.” 

Album Name: Tales From The Black Swamp
Release date: October 29, 2021
Label / Distribution: Bad Jeu Jeu Records / Copperline
Songwriters: Mark Lorenzo, Scott Rose, Monty Foster
Audio Produced by: Bill McDermott
Buy/Stream/Listen at orcd.co/talesfromtheblackswamp
PRIVATE media/reviewer link: promo.theorchard.com/cSrS7h0XrI3X8gMKBJU4
Official (Lyric) Videos: “Not Ready To Say I’m Sorry Yet” | “Whiskey & Wine” | “Spilled Champagne”
The Making Of “Tales From The Black Swamp”: youtu.be/OnRQejUAB0k

Track List: 

  1. “Let It Burn” (Mark Lorenzo)
  2. “Not Ready To Say I’m Sorry Yet” (Mark Lorenzo)
  3. “Wild & Young” (Mark Lorenzo)
  4. “Crazy” (Mark Lorenzo)
  5. “Spilled Champagne” (Mark Lorenzo)
  6. “Friend of the Bride” (Mark Lorenzo, Scott Rose)
  7. “Stumble” (Mark Lorenzo)
  8. “Daddy’s Liquor Cabinet” (Mark Lorenzo, Monty Foster)
  9. “Long Way Home” (Mark Lorenzo)
  10.  “Whiskey & Wine” (Mark Lorenzo)
  11. “Missing Carolina” (Mark Lorenzo)

The Making Of Tales From The Black Swamp: 

Southbound 75 Show Dates:
SEPT 10 – Live at Duke’s Brewhouse / St. Cloud, Fla.
SEPT 11 – First Responders 9/11 Event / Tampa, Fla.
SEPT 17 – Live at Duke’s Brewhouse / Lakeland, Fla.
SEPT 18 – Bourbon On Main / New Port Richey, Fla.
SEPT 24 – Duke’s Brewhouse / Lakeland, Fla.
SEPT 25 – Keel & Curley Winery / Plant City, Fla.
SEPT 29 – The Local / Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 02 – Buster Tubbs / Tavares, Fla.
OCT 06 – Orange County Choppers Roadhouse / Clearwater, Fla.
OCT 29 – Dallas Bull / Tampa, Fla.
** For SB75’s most updated show schedule, visit Southbound75.com/shows or follow on BandsInTown

About Southbound 75:
Southbound 75’s story started when Radio Promotion legend Bill Scull heard lead songwriter Mark Lorenzo’s tune “Little Breakdown” for the first time at an ASCAP demo review session. Scull, who had worked in the industry for years, including with Clive Davis, singled Lorenzo out, and signed him. Playing their first show in 2018, Southbound 75 has steadily grown a large fanbase throughout their home state of Florida, with numerous live shows from Key West to Cleveland, Ohio. In October 2021, the band will release their highly anticipated debut album, Tales From The Black Swamp, produced by Nashville hit-maker Bill McDermott, and being released on Bad Jeu Jeu Records via The Orchard. The newest single from the album, “Spilled Champagne,” exclusively premiered by SCENES Media and also featured on CMT’s weekly Spotify playlist The Roundup, is an upbeat, radio-friendly country rock song with a somewhat laughable backstory about spending entirely too much money on a girl that is just way out of your league. Lorenzo’s songs have been used on TV shows, sports programming, DVDs, Cartoons and more such as; “ESPN College Football;” “Shark” (CBS); “90210” (CW); “Threshold” (CBS); “Girlfriends” (CW) and “3lbs” on (CBS).

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Southbound 75 Contacts:
Management: Bob Morelli, Cool Is Forever | robertpmorelli@gmail.com
Publicity/PR: Jason W. Ashcraft, JWA Media | jwa@jwamedia.com | (615) 991-1125
Booking: Dewayne Brown | dewayne.brown23@gmail.com | (615) 617-7747
Record Label: Michael Benjy Cruz, Bad Jeu Jeu Records | benjy@badjeujeurecords.com | (850) 866-9455
Radio Promotions: Renee McClure, GrassRoots Promotion | renee@grassrootspromotion.com | (615) 646-3912

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PCG Edutainment Provides College Courses for Music Artists Attending Accredited Universities Across the US; Establishes Partnership with Kennesaw State University

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New company offers a social media and digital marketing course in partnership with KSU College of Professional Education to help artists, musicians, and producers become successful in their careers independently

KENNESAW, GA –– Owner of Digital Science Media, Matej Harangozo , and CEO of PCG Artist Development, Bernard Porter , launched their joint venture – PCG Edutainment in the fall of 2020. The company provides college course curriculum and instruction in the fields of music, social media, digital marketing, and artist development. The latest partnership is with Kennesaw State University’s College of Professional Education as part of the Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program.

The course “Social Media and Digital Marketing for Music Artists” will include two modules. The first module runs from June 1 to August 6, 2021 and the second runs from August 9 to October 8, 2021.

Sessions will be taught by the two music industry veterans – Harangozo and Porter – and focuses on the ever-changing music industry and social media platforms. This course explores the science behind building a strong artist brand online and strategies to master all the possible ways to monetize your music.

Students who enroll in the course at Kennesaw State University can expect to learn:

● How to build a successful and engaging online brand;

● How to identify and dissect the psychology of your target superfan;

● An understanding of social media algorithms and how to exploit these platforms; and

● How to master digital marketing skills and how to monetize your music brand.

This is the second official accredited program for PCG Edutainment. The pilot program launched this fall under the official name of: PCG Artist Development at Visible Music College in Memphis, Tennessee .

Harangozo and Porter have a common goal of being America’s leader in artist development and education. More courses will be offered at various schools throughout 2021.

For more information on PCG Edutainment, or if you’d like to enroll in a program, email info@digitalsciencemedia.com .

About Matej Harangozo:
Award winning entrepreneur, music enthusiast, and innovative technologist. Matej Harangozo is a driver of disruption with a track record of developing cutting-edge platforms and automation protocols. A serial entrepreneur and web/software systems visionary, he is currently co-owner and managing partner of Codaemon, an e-commerce solutions provider. Through his quest to help independent artists get noticed, he additionally created Open Source Entertainment, a music business incubator, and Digital Science Media, its digital marketing arm. These two organizations are disrupting the music industry – representing breakout artists including Hello Sister, China Mac, the gospel record label Black Smoke Music, and many others under the hip hop industry legend Wendy Day to name a few. Once recognized by the SBA as a Maryland Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Harangozo lectures at college universities and is a keynote speaker for TEDx and the Musician Mastery Summit. His companies have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, and The Baltimore Sun. Visit digitalsciencemedia.com to learn more.

About Bernard Porter:
CEO and co-founder of PCG Artist Development and CEO and co-founder of PCG Theatrical, Bernard Porter is a seasoned entertainment executive with 27 years of experience. His A&R prowess is nationally recognized. Porter was instrumental in signing superstar Jason Aldean to Broken Bow Records. A successful business entrepreneur, Porter has spent his career developing and securing high profile joint ventures within both corporate and private sectors, guiding them in all phases of creative media, production, marketing, and national product launches. In addition, he has served as an entertainment consultant to many record labels, broadband networks, major recording artists, large corporations, state tourism boards as well as to specialty venues, including the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Simon Mall properties, Dave & Buster’s, and Marriott Hotels. Visit PCGartistdevelopment.com to learn more.

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PCG Artist Development Contacts:
Media & PR: Jason W. Ashcraft | JAshcraft502@gmail.com | (615) 991-1125
PCG: Bernard Porter, President | bernard@pcgnashville.com | (615) 400-8321

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PCG Artist Development Announces New Austin, Texas Division Lead By Hit Songwriters Matt Noveskey & Drew Womack

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Orb Recording Studios owner and bassist for Alt-Rockers Blue October, Matt Noveskey, appointed President of PCG Austin with hit songwriter Drew Womack serving as Director of A&R 

PCG Artist Development and Visible Music College form PCG At Visible; first classes beginning January 2021 in Tennessee, Illinois, California & Texas

NEXT AUSTIN, presented by PCG Artist Development and Star Hill Ranch, announced for Saturday, April 3rd

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – PCG Artist Development, a nationally recognized artist development company headquartered in Nashville, is excited to announce the creation of a new Austin,Texas division headed up by iconic singer-songwriter and record producer Matt Noveskey, of alt-rock band Blue October, and co-owner of Orb Recording Studios. Noveskey will serve as President of PCG Austin, with native Texan and country hit songwriter Drew Womack (Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw), formerly of country band Sons Of The Desert (MCA Records), serving as Director of A&R.

“I’m extremely excited to bring PCG Artist Development to Austin,” said Noveskey. “This city has so much incredible talent and now we have infrastructure to properly groom these artists for success.”

Verteran music executive Bernard Porter, PCG’s Founder and CEO, has spent most of 2020 steadfastly growing his Nashville-based artist development company by hiring experienced and iconic songwriters, record producers, theatrical performers and numerous other entertainment industry professionals. Noveskey and Womack join a nationwide network of providers which also includes Broadway Star and Music Theatrical performer Tony Vincent, hit songwriter and producer Britton Cameron, and recording artist and former Mouseketeer for all seven seasons of The Disney Channel’s, “All New Mickey Mouse Club,” Jennifer McGill.  

Adapting his operations and growth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic introduced a new set of challenges, but Porter has managed to overcome those hurdles, keeping both his staff and a large group of clients safely operating by transitioning to video conferencing. 

Porter recently formed a partnership with Memphis-based, Visible Music College, creating a first-of-its-kind accredited curriculum which many of his developing and deserving recording artists, musicians and theatrical performers will have the opportunity to pursue. PCG At Visible (VisiblePCG.com) was co-founded between Porter and Dr. Ken Steorts, formerly of Christian rock band, Skillet. Classes for the Spring 2021 semester are set to begin on January 19 at all Visible Music College campuses in Memphis, Tennessee; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Redding and Atascadero, California participating.

“2020 brought many challenges and yet, tremendous clarity,” said Porter. “Considering the overwhelming blows the entertainment industry has endured, we feel especially grateful for the growth we’ve experienced at PCG. We do not take it for granted. We pray for better days for our friends and colleagues striving to make a difference in our world with their gifts and talents.” 

PCG Austin Announces Signature Event for Aspiring Artists: NEXT AUSTIN

Event Name: NEXT AUSTIN
presented by PCG Artist Development and Star Hill Ranch
*Sponsored by PCG Austin, Orb Recording Studios, Vocal Edge Studio
Location: Star Hill Ranch | 1500 Hamilton Pool Road, Austin, Tex. 78738
Date: Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 | 10am – 4pm
Registration: Opening soon at PCGartistdevelopment.com
Details: Singers, songwriters, performers, parents/managers of artists, NEXT AUSTIN is for you! PCG Universal, the world’s leading authority in artist development, proudly presents NEXT AUSTIN, an intense Music Business Workshop and Showcase experience. The founders of PCG Universal – The Science of Artist Development, Bernard and Molly Porter, along with special guests, Matt Noveskey and Jennifer McGill are excited to host this incredible one-day event including expert industry panel, personal interaction, Q&A, LIVE SHOWCASE and much more. At NEXT AUSTIN participants will have an opportunity to showcase, receive honest feedback, have their questions answered, learn valuable information regarding their development as an artist and how to advance their career. NEXT AUSTIN gives them a chance to be seen and critiqued by some of the best in the music industry in the Austin area.

About PCG Artist Development:
Using their customized, scientific approach, The Science Of Artist Development, PCG provides hands-on, real-world training and education with the best coaches and mentors in the music industry. PCG consists of a core office staff, and a vast network of providers who work with the most successful artists in the entertainment industry. Through years of experience and success in the industry, our staff is uniquely qualified to prescribe the services and providers you need and the wisdom to know when you need them. Our providers include award-winning producers and songwriters, social media experts and influencers, performance, vocal and instrument coaches, media trainers, publicists, hair, makeup and wardrobe stylists, photographers, videographers and so much more. With over 100 of the most sought-after coaches, mentors and service providers in the entertainment industry, PCG provides training and expertise that is second to none.

About Matt Noveskey:
Michigan-born bassist Matt Noveskey was basically tagging along when a music-biz friend working with rock band Blue October invited him on a trip to Austin, but he dropped his preconceived notions of Texas and fell in love the minute he stepped off the plane and within two weeks, he was back — as a permanent resident and Blue October member. That was in 1999. Noveskey soon formed a brotherlike bond with Blue October guitarist C.B. Hudson and as the band’s experience and fame grew, the two learned their way around many recording studios, working with producers such as Steve Lillywhite, Tim Palmer, Interscope’s Chuck Reed, Dave Castell, Patrick Leonard and Blue Miller. They also whiled away countless tour hours fantasizing about their dream studio. Meanwhile, Noveskey evolved into a sought-after producer and manager, fostering the careers of young artists and helping them reach higher levels of achievement and success.

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PCG Artist Development Contacts:
Media & PR: JWA Media / Jason West Ashcraft | JAshcraft502@gmail.com | (502) 994-2523
PCG: Bernard Porter, President | bernard@pcgnashville.com | (615) 400-8321

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PCG Artist Development & Visible Music College Join Forces To Create PCG At Visible; Launch First Ever Hybrid Development + Accredited Curriculum For Recording Artists

For the first time ever artists can now receive college credit towards a degree while receiving top level artist development services

Enrollment is open now, with first classes beginning January 19, 2021 in Tennessee, Illinois, California & Texas

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – PCG Artist Development, a nationally recognized talent development agency headquartered in Nashville, and Visible Music College, with campuses throughout the United States, have announced a joint partnership to create the first ever college accredited curriculum for developing recording artists, musicians and theatrical performers called PCG At Visible (VisiblePCG.com). Classes for the Spring 2021 semester are set to begin on January 19 at all Visible Music College campuses in Memphis, Tennessee; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Redding and Atascadero, California.

“PCG Artist Development at Visible Music College is dedicated to providing serious development for serious artists,” said Bernard Porter, President of PCG Artist Development. “We strive to provide an environment that promotes physical, mental and spiritual well-being, inspires creativity and the challenge necessary for personal and artistic growth.”

Through PCG at Visible, developing and deserving artists seeking a college education and a real-world experience can earn an Artist Development Certificate or a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Music.

Student artists may focus on one year certificates or three year Bachelor Degrees in music, production, or management, while also working with PCG top level professionals to accomplish academic success, gain college credit, and stage experience. Every class is designed to accomplish a long term career in music with songwriting, vocal technique, keyboard skills, stage confidence, recording, touring, and artist health. Classes are intimate, informative, community infused, and detail a great deal of assignments for real world practice.

Visible Music College’s Founder and President Dr. Ken Steorts is proud to offer this elite, hybrid program across all Visible campuses, with expert guidance and training from the top instructors in both the music industry and academia. Dr. Steorts was the founding guitarist of Christian hard rock band Skillet, a chart-topping songwriter, and an award winning music entrepreneur for establishing Visible Music College in 2000, leading the global network of music schools for kids and college students.

“I am stoked to work with Bernard and the entire PCG team of providers to bring Visible’s twenty year history of real artist development in an accredited college setting with an extra level of real world experience,” said Steorts. “We are all excited to combine industry pros in multiple cities, high level academic alignment, along with immediate application and connection for student artists’ long term success.

About PCG Artist Development:
Using their customized, scientific approach, The Science Of Artist Development, PCG provides hands-on, real-world training and education with the best coaches and mentors in the music industry. PCG consists of a core in-office staff, and a vast network of providers who work with the most successful artists in the entertainment industry. Through years of experience and success in the industry, our staff is uniquely qualified to prescribe the services and providers you need and the wisdom to know when you need them. Our providers include award-winning producers and songwriters, social media experts and influencers, performance, vocal and instrument coaches, media trainers, publicists, hair, makeup and wardrobe stylists, photographers, videographers and so much more. With over 100 of the most sought-after coaches, mentors and service providers in the industry, PCG provides training and expertise that is second to none.

About Visible Music College:
Visible Music College is a global spiritual community of musicians, technicians, business professionals and educators serving the Church and society with our collective energy and talent, fostering an environment of creativity, worship, and innovation in artistic endeavors for the glory of God. 

At the intersection of spiritual, professional and academic, Visible Music College offers one-year certificates, three-year bachelor’s degrees, and masters level programs that provide rigorous education in music business, music production, music performance, and creative leadership designed to equip students for effective service in the music industry and the Church. We believe that Christian musicians, producers, managers and industry professionals must be well developed equally in these three areas to find success in life, career and ministry. Our intentionally small artist communities are focused on balanced spiritual, professional and academic growth. For more info, go to visible.edu.

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PCG At Visible Contacts:
Media & PR: JWA Media / Jason West Ashcraft | JAshcraft502@gmail.com | (502) 994-2523
Admissions Director: Chad Gentry | chad@pcgnashville.com | (615) 971-0704
President, Visible: Dr. Ken Steorts | ken@visible.edu | (901) 210-5363
President, PCG: Bernard Porter | bernard@pcgnashville.com | (615) 400-8321

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Broadway Star & Theatrical Performer Tony Vincent Reinvents His Personalized Masterclass Training Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Vincent’s PCG Theatrical reinvents their masterclass training for aspiring young singers, actors and theatrical performers around the world

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Multi-talented recording artist and accomplished Broadway star Tony Vincent, who leads Nashville’s PCG Theatrical for young and aspiring musical theatre performers, has transformed his Masterclass training program to adapt to social distancing guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. What was once an intensive face-to-face program based out of Nashville has now evolved into an equally interactive, ZOOM-based live-stream experience, enabling Vincent and his team the ability to personally work with ambitious young performers from around the world in the comfort of their own domain. Vincent, along with his fellow verteran Broadway production team in both New York City and Nashville, are breaking new ground in the entertainment industry amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with the development of their online masterclass training model. 

“Our entire PCGT team of providers has seamlessly shifted to custom, online training of tomorrow’s Broadway talent,” Vincent said. “We are now able to coach our students without the need for travel to Nashville, and they’re receiving the same personalized curriculum that they would get while in the same room with us.”

For more than 20 years Tony Vincent has starred in multiple Broadway theatrical hit productions such as Rocktopia (lead vocalist), RENT (as Mark / Roger), Green Day’s American Idiot (as St. Jimmy) and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s revival of Jesus Christ Superstar (as Judas). Vincent also performed in Queen’s We Will Rock You (as Galileo Figaro) on London’s West End, and has even fronted with the surviving members of Queen on several occasions, most notably his epic performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Queen Elizabeth IIs “Golden Jubilee” for more than 1 million fans surrounding Buckingham Palace, and televised to nearly 300 million worldwide.

When Tony Vincent isn’t on Broadway or performing on stages all over the world, he is writing and recording his own songs and producing the music of other aspiring artists of pop and alternative  genres. After working more than 20 years in New York City, Vincent relocated to Nashville to launch and oversee PCG Theatrical, where he leads a team of experienced Broadway choreographers, vocal coaches and acting instructors, where they transform young aspiring musical and theater students into full-fledged theatrical performers by way of a tailored program to each student’s individual needs.

“I have always loved working with up-and-coming musical theater talent,” said Vincent. “My masterclass musical theater training program is literally customized for each talent that I work with. In person— and now online— myself and my team of expert coaches will arm our clients with every skill they need to become successful in the world of professional musical theatre.”

“The ability to shift our programs to an interactive, online format is an amazing testament to the hard work of our staff, providers and coaches at PCG,,” said PCG Founder & CEO, Bernard Porter. “I am deeply grateful for their commitment and dedication to dig deep and do what it takes to continue providing the exceptional service and standards our artists expect from us in spite of the challenges. It is an honor to work with people so devoted to their craft and developing artists. Tony Vincent is no exception! We are thrilled to partner with him in offering PCG Theatrical online and continue the great work of developing the stars of tomorrow.”

About Tony Vincent:
From a young age he was exposed to the music of The Beatles and in his early teens Vincent began playing drums and writing songs heavily influenced by Depeche Mode, New Order and David Bowie. While attending university, Vincent recorded a five-song EP, which led to a recording contract with EMI records. The two solo albums (Tony Vincent, One Deed) followed producing six #1 Billboard radio hits.

In 1998 Vincent took a detour into the world of rock-based theater, joining the Broadway cast of RENT. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber hand-picked Vincent to play the role of Judas Iscariot in the 2001 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. In 2002 Vincent originated the role of Galileo Figaro in the rock band Queen’s smash hit We Will Rock You on London’s West End then returned to Broadway in the role of St. Jimmy in Green Day’s American Idiot (Broadway). He has fronted for Queen on several occasions, including a performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee for the royal family and 300 million viewers worldwide. Tony is also known for being a finalist on the second season of NBC’s The Voice.

Today, Vincent continues to write and record, along with leading PCG Theatrical in Nashville,  developing young aspiring musical theatre performers. Visit PCGTheatrical.com for more information. 

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