‘Learn to Be’ by Brian Mackey

Brian relaxes between songwriting sessions
Songwriting is challenging

Singer/Songwriter: Brian Mackey

When you first meet Brian Mackey, he comes across as a relaxed guy at peace with the world. Asking him to rely what he’s creating lately and his numerous accomplishments gets you smooth responses without any hint of arrogance, this even with his recent success of his track “Are You Listening” in Europe. Brian is more focused than ever at getting his music out to the world to hear. With a growing audience in Germany, Norway and other parts of Europe, he sends his unique voice to wherever the fanbase lives. Building on his own life experiences and of those around him, this singer/songwriter delves into the darkest and saddest places to create a sound that is pop-infused rock mixed with a voice that is reminiscent of the late Jim Croce.  Below is his latest example of that talent in the official release of his latest music video, ‘Learn To Be’.

Brian Mackey knows there are few things in life as brutal as a breakup. Once we’ve become accustomed to the support of a partner, we can find it nearly impossible to stand alone; it’s no great exaggeration to say that we’re forced to learn to walk again. But emotional turbulence has often prompted gripping, forthright art, and Mackey’s latest single is just that kind of a song. “Learn To Be” is an aching, unflinching look at dependence within a troubled relationship – the lament of a man who is searching for a lost sense of self in the long shadow of his partner. It’s exactly the sort of writing we’ve come to expect from Mackey, an earnest chronicler of the human heart whose private reflections always have universal dimensions.

Check out his music at https://www.getconquer.com/brianmackey

Kiirstin Marilyn – Pop Music With a Message

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Kiirstin Image

Pop Artist: Kiirstin Marilyn

Website: www.kiirstinmarilyn.com

GetConquer Page: www.getconquer.com/kiirstinmarilyn/

 

Musical Theater, to Rock, to Pop, to solo indie artist Kiirstin Marilyn! Kiirstin started pursuing music at a young age, and has journeyed through various paths of the musician life where many artists only take one; and every path has led to her current pursuit as a solo artist, encompassing pieces of each into her music.

Check out our exclusive interview to learn more about what makes KiirstinKiirstin.

For in depth artist interview, head to http://www.conquerentertainment.com/conquer-artist-interview-kiirstin-marilyn/

Award Winning Ambience Of Mark Barnes

New Age, Instrumental Artist: Mark Barnes

Multi Award winning composer and musician, Mark Barnes, ThE BaD BoY oF ChilL OuT, will open your third eye – musically speaking.

Barnes’ music has been featured in numerous magazines and web sites, including EmmeK New Age and New Sounds Magazine (Dec. 2007) and AMMA AnR (Aug. 2007).

Barnes was also awarded the 2009 Soloist of the Year Award at the 19th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, the 2010 & 2011 Composer of the Year at the 20th & 21st Annual Los Angeles Music Awards

Barnes’ work on the music for the Docu-Drama “City of Dreams” with 2 time Academy Award Nominee Carol Connors won the Best Theme Song at the 2011 TCI Film Festival. Songs from his “Alive” & “Storm Of Solace” CD releases have earned him the Outstanding Musician for the Instrumental / Soundtrack category at the Live Nation sponsored 7th & 8th Annual OutMusic Award, the Best Easy Listening Male Artist for the 2012 & 2014 Indie Music Channel Awards, Best Instrumental Male Artist for the 2015 Indie Music Channel Awards and Best Easy Listening Male Artist for the 2015 Easy Listening Music Awards.

The list goes on, but here are just a few awards since 2013:
2017 Indie Music Channel Awards Best Instrumental Male Artist
2016 Akademia Best Ambient Instrumental Album
2016 Akademia Best Ambient Instrumental Song
2016 Indie Music Channel Best Easy Listening Artist Award
2015 Indie Music Channel Best Instrumental Male Artist Award
2014 OMA Best Piano with Instrumentation Album Award
2014 Indie Music Channel Best Easy Listening Male Artist Award
2013 Annual Top 20 Album Award for Timeless Journey CD
2013 1st Ballot Round Grammy Certification for New Age & Pop Instrumental Album of the Year

He has 9 albums and his last one was “In The Beginning” in 2016. He posts #dailyserenade on his Facebook page and you can find his music at http://www.getconquer.com/markbarnes

Hey Y’all: Celebrating Country!

Dust off your cowboy boots, pull out your hats get ready for some good country music with a side of BBQ to celebrate National Cowboy Day! July 22nd was the day for celebrating the western lifestyle, and honoring cowboy roots. We are going to the place that has it all “TEXAS”!

Country music is not hard to find in Texas. There are however some historical locations that make you feel like everybody is somebody. That is right I am talking about Luckenbach. Know for its old west style saloon, dance hall & general store located in Fredericksburg, TX. It all started back in the summer of  1973 when Jerry Jeff Walker, along with the Lost Gonzo Band, recorded the live album Viva Terlingua at the Luckenbach dance hall. The album became an outlaw country classic. Later in 1977, after Crouch’s death in 1976, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson vaulted Luckenbach in the national spotlight with the #1 country and #25 Pop charting song “Luckenbach, Texas” (Back to the basics of Love)

Texas barbecue has no peer on earth. Usually they are small establishments with little décor but the warmest atmosphere and delicious food that will have you coming back to savor over and over. Once in a while you will find them located out in a field with picnic tables seating over 800 and a barbeque sauce that has no tomatoes so it won’t burn. The Salt Lick has over 50 years’ experience cooking their slowly over an open fire fed by live oak. On a Saturday night you may have a little bit of a wait they serve over 2,000 in just one night.

The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is located in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. It features more than 100 inductees. Well-known names include country music legend George Strait and 9-time world champion rodeo cowboy.
You can also visit the Frontier Times Museum located in the Cowboy capital of the world. You certainly don’t want to miss The Fort Worth Stockyards while celebrating the American cowboy. It was named “The best tribute event” by American Cowboy Magazine. If you are ready for some live rodeo action head over to the historic Cowtown Coliseum of the Forth Worth Stockyards. There’s nothing that says cowboy better than hopping on horseback for a trail ride.

CONQUER TRAVELS TO TIBET

Gomang Monks Chant
Monks perform in USA

Masters of Meditation: The Tibetan Gomang Monks

There are plenty of music sites out there right? And plenty focus on only whats mainstream to their market but at Conquer Entertainment, the world is our stage and today we travel to Tibet to visit with his holiness, the Dalai Lama and celebrate his most cherished hymns as sung by the Gomang Monks.

At Conquer, we cater to music all over the world and we are honored that the monastery has chosen our site to showcase some of their most inspiring hymns. The selection process is a difficult one even with over 2000 monks throughout the religious organization. Only the best voices are chosen to participate in this sacred group of chorales.

According to Buddhist scripture, sand mandalas transmit positive energies to the environment and to the people who view them. While constructing a mandala, Buddhist monks chant and meditate to invoke the divine energies of the deities residing within the mandala.

The monks then ask for the deities’ healing blessings. A mandala’s healing power extends to the whole world even before it is swept up and dispersed into flowing water—a further expression of sharing the mandala’s blessings with all.  Watch below for all of your meditation needs.

The monks travel throughout the US, in hopes of raising money for their monastery. The monastery has an extensive program of care for the young, the old, those in need. Please come with a donation for their good works. You can check out their 2017 tour dates at http://www.tibetanhouse.com/ and support their cause with a purchase of their songs on their Conquer Entertainment site at http://www.getconquer.com/gomangmonks/music#album-singles

A Taste Of Jazz With Danny Lerman

Jazz Artist: Danny Lerman

If you love jazz and saxophones you will love Danny Lerman. “Danny’s saxophone takes center stage, presenting melodies while snappy drum beats, bass pulses and keyboard swirls back him up. He embellishes, builds each piece, and works in improvised fire…”

Danny Lerman is a Contemporary Jazz of saxophonist, composer and singer. Danny has studied with Junior Walker’s legendary teacher, Charlie Atkins and at the music school of the University of North Texas and the Berklee School of Music as well as with Peter Ballin.

Danny Lerman has recorded and performed with Howard Hewett, Danny Boy, Bobby Lyle, Norman Connors and Jimmy Mngwandi. Danny has opened for Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Sergio Mendez, Richard Elliot, David Benoit, Eric Marienthal, the Ghetto Boys and Joe Lovano among others.

Check our his music at www.getconquer.com/dannylerman/

Jess Taylor – A New Sound

Jess Taylor Profile

Alternative Country Artist: Jess Taylor

Website: www.jesstaylormusic.com

GetConquer Page: www.getconquer.com/jesstaylor/

Bandtwango project page: https://bandtwango.com/projects/jess-taylor/

We here at Conquer had the awesome opportunity to interview Alternative Country artist (though one would consider her unrestricted by genre) Jess Taylor about her ongoing crowdfunding project. Hitting the ground running in High-school, Jess’s songwriting and vocal skills quickly led to a large fan following within mainstream country. 5 years later, and Jess is back in a way you’ve never heard her before.

For full in depth artist interview head to: http://www.conquerentertainment.com/conquer-artist-interview-jess-taylor/

BROADWAY HERE SHE COMES!

Singer Songwriter: Jeneen Terrana

Jeneen Terrana just spent the last two months performing in her very first play the Shakespeare production – Macbeth! It makes perfect sense she would fit well into the Broadway scene. She spent her life listening to her Sicilian Grandfather act out full operas every Sunday around the dinner table.  He would play every role and on occasion ask Jeneen to jump in and play a character.
When asked if she would like to play the role of one of the witches of Macbeth she jumped at the chance. The director was pushing the envelope with his version of Macbeth. Rather than the stage being set in cold, foggy Scotland, a place whose spirit seems to permeate the play, it was being re-set on a tropical island in the Pacific. Jeneen was cast for the role of Kaiwhatu (a Maori name) that translate as the Three Fates in Greek mythology. They embody the spirit world of the island’s indigenous people. The performance was held in Brooklyn at the Theater 2020116 Pierrepont St. BrooklynNY and Cadman Plaza ParkBrooklynNY  Jeneen is currently auditioning for future roles in other plays.  You can Watch the Trailer and Visit the Theater on Facebook 

Jeneen will also be in the studio recording some tracks for songwriter Dennis Bergman’s upcoming album. They will be performing together July 26 At The Ridge 1281 Salt Springs Rd Chittenango, NY. She will perform a duet show with Silbin Sandovar Aug 2 in Queens. Then a show with her band for the Queens of Queens festival on August 27th. Make sure to also stay connected to her schedule of events on her website. She’s been writing some brand-new tracks, and is looking forward to recording a new album this fall.

ROOTS DEEP IN COUNTRY MUSIC

Country Artist: Abbie Lynn

Roots Deep In Country Music – Abbie Lynn

“The Judds, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Reba and Miss Loretta Lynn, I have been influenced by all these great stars as I have developed my own unique sound”.

At an early age, Abbie Lynn started learning how to play guitar and later became the song director in her National youth group. Her time in the National youth group doing music really supported her and got her through some tough times. It helped her recognize the power in music and what she could achieve as an artist.

Her live performance was at her elementary school [Park Maitland] when she was 10 years old. Ever since then a solid emphasis on theatre and arts provided her a strong background in stage performance. “I love working the big stage; it is exciting whenever I get to sing to my fans”, she said. As the song director of the National youth music group, she explored and performed on some very big stages across the country. “I have been taught to be hard working and give my very best to whatever I am doing, all thanks to my family”.

Being around her friends, family and fans make it easier to pursue her career while still concentrating and loving “Motherhood”. Abbie Lynn handles her music business with love, patience and a lot of support from fans; just the same way she handles her family. She is a successful Top 40 country music artist that has concluded her most-recent album project in Nashville. The country music star was born in South Florida and was brought up in Orlando, her country music career started in Central Florida, now she is among the big shots on the worldwide stage. She has performed at CMA Fest which sees over 350 thousand fans and also in Nashville at the popular BB King Palace. Love to Burn reached the billboard Top 200.

SHOW OFF YOUR LOVE OF MUSIC

Strung

With creativity time and love anything is possible. That is exactly what Jenny and Tim were thinking when they created their first-ever Strung bracelet. The duo are part of a band called Blameshift. They have been around the music industry for over 10 years, traveling half a million miles and playing over 2,000 shows. They know just about everything there is to know about the music industry.

In mid-July 2014 in Clifton New Jersey as Jenny watched Tim change his guitar strings her eyes glanced over to see the strings wrapped in a circular fashion. Her mind wandered to the idea of re-purposing these old guitar strings that she had seen for years laying around the bus. With some creativity time and a whole lot of love they formed the first strung bracelet. The fans went crazy they sold out the first night. Jenny was under extreme pressure to have enough bracelets ready for the next show the following night. They worked through the night. Fans from all around the country we’re soon telling them that the bracelets brought them good luck it made them feel happy. Jenny and Tim soon realized that they had a secondary stream of income that was helping propel their musical dreams.

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SHOP HERE: http://www.getconquer.com/strung/