Award winning singer/songwriter Maya Solovey will launch "Maya's Culinary Concerts" at this month's CMJ Music Marathon Networking. Opening the "Musicians As Entrepreneurs" showcase, Maya will discuss her newest project with Women in Music President Evangelia Livanos and how it can serve as a template for independent artists to expand their opportunities beyond music, followed by a performance with her band. Maya's song "Tonight" from her self-titled album will also be included on the official CMJ Music Marathon CD compilation, which is distributed with CMJ Registration Bags, at the CMJ Exhibitors' Loft and mailed to CMJ New Music Report subscribers.
"We've been working very hard putting together this new business, and I'm very excited to launch it! Plus, to do an event with three of my favorite companies (and people!), MusicDish, Rockethub, and Women In Music, will be such a delight.. CMJ is a place where many wonderful things and people come together, and I can't wait!"
MUSICIANS AS ENTREPRENEURS
Presented by Digital Music NY, Women in Music, RocketHub & MusicDish
LOCATION: Gonzalez y Gonzalez (GYG)
625 Broadway (bet. Bleecker & Houston), NY
DATE: Wednesday, October 20
6-7pm - Digital Music NY networking hour, sponsored by DonQ Rum supplying free rum drink - RSVP required
7-7:45 - Maya Solovey Q&A and performance
8-8:45 - Niall Connolly Q&A and performance
9-9:45 - Tomas Doncker Q&A and performance
RSVP REQUIRED (include free DonQ Rum drink) - http://dmnyoct20.eventbrite.com
Maya's Culinary Concerts brings her award-winning music and culinary skills into the comfortable setting of your home. The combination of her multi-lingual music with seasonally organic and sustainably raised ingredients, makes Maya's Culinary Concerts a truly 'sensational' experience — one that inevitably brings listeners closer to the music and artist.
Presented by MusicDish, Women in Music & RocketHub, the "Musicians As Entrepreneurs" showcase features a Q&A and performance by three entrepreneuring artists: Maya Solovey, Niall Connolly and Tomas Doncker. Digital Music NY, a monthly music business networking event series, will open the showcase with a free drink special courtesy of DonQ Rum.
As an international artist and a trilingual songwriter, Maya Solovey has merged the acoustic/folk songwriting tradition into the territories of pop, bossa nova, and even the high drama of cinematic scoring. Her music is a surprising, yet rational marriage between many cultures as she sings in Portuguese, Spanish and her native English tongue. Her new self-titled album, Maya Solovey, released July 15th, has already gathered notice from journalists and music critics. Her song "Eu Vi" was featured in a Ralph Lauren runway video for winter fashion week, while her song "Como Yo Lloro Por Ti" will be featured on a in a FIFA World Cup compilation, and another 3 songs will be featured in an upcoming shark documentary called "Shark Allies". Tom Moon, on air critic for NPR, and journalist for Rolling Stone and Spin Magazine said, "Here's a rarity: An original voice who really is original! Drawing inspiration from all over the map, Maya Solovey has developed a deep, enchanting sound that's unlike anything else out there right now."
For more information about:
* Women In Music - http://www.womeninmusic.org
* RocketHub - http://rockethub.com
* MusicDish - http://www.musicdish.com
* DonQ Rum - http://www.donq.com
Eric de Fontenay
Digital Music NY