Saturday, February 23, 2008

Poesis - February 23, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Poesis from Colorado, as Artist of the Day.

Poesis plays indie, jazz and pop music. Poesis consists of Xanthe - on vocals, Jonathon Gabriel - vocalist, guitar player and co-writer, David Cannava - drums and Melissa Jones plays bass. Poesis is currently nominated for "Best Regional Singer/Songwriter" award. To find out more about Poesis, watch their video's,find their tour schedule, download some of their tunes and listen to Poesis music, check out their myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Real Fest - March 29/08 in Florida

These are the confirmed bands to play at the REAL FEST in Lutz (North Tampa), Florida on March 29, 2008 (This is a Christian Rock/Metal Event)

Burden of a Day
Britt Nicole
Starlite Platoon
Urban D and Flavor Alliance
This Day On
Glen Clark and FamilyBrian Jones
Terra Terra Terra
Standing Small
Eden Regained
Regret and Forgive Again
K.B. & Second Chance
Strengthen What Remains
Mo than Conquers
Three In One
3rd Nail Rising
Send Out Scuds
Great Day
200 Proof
Belly of The Whale
5th Sunday
Damascus Road
The Czecks
His Word
Cross Thread
Horizons Fall
Diana Cribbs Los 1
Beyond Skills

There are more to come!
We will add three more every day!If you have not turned in your application do it quick!!!

Kim Wilson inducted to the Canada South Blue's Society

Kim Wilson who was previously featured as Artist of the Day in being inducted to Canada South Blues Society's Blues Museum tonight in Windsor.

Read the story here

Check out Kim's myspace at

Lowvee Cole releases 20 till 2 cd

Lowvee Cole previous Artist of the Day has released a new cd "20 till 2"

Check it out at

Volcanoless in Canada - February 22, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Volcanoless In Canada from Saskatoon, Sask, as Artist of the Day.

Volcanoless in Canada plays indie, rock and acoustic music. Volcanoless in Canada's website (click to enter the site) has current news, bio's, photos, links, music and tour dates. Volcanoless in Canada will be playing in and around Toronto for the Toronto Music Week, so check them out if you get a chance. To find out more about Volcanoless in Canada, check their current tour dates and listen to Volcanoless in Canada music, check out their myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Music and Domestic Abuse = Voices Love Music

Are you a survivor or in a Domestic or Spousal Abuse relationship, you might want to go to this site.

This is from the Voices Love Music myspace:

In a brief summary, "Voices Love Music" is a global cause-related, ever-changing music concert tour featuring Major, Indie and Unsigned artists coming together with their hearts and voices. Various entertainment partnerships will be attached to really drive our message home and help those voices that need it... while simultaneously of course, being a uniquely successful business venture.

Each concert stop will feature different artists, causes, venues and entertainment alliances such as movie and/or sport event tie-ins. "Voices Love Music" will seek talent from MySpace, the street, colleges, the military, and other unique places to join a new Major artist that will headline each benefit concert in which the first is being planned for 08-08-08 in Los Angeles, California in support of victims of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and SPOUSAL ABUSE.

How would YOU like to join in support with YOUR VOICE?
- Share your story (Due 2/29/08 for book publishing consideration)
- Join our musical line-up
- Write and contribute a cause-related song
- Become an investor
- Make a donation or in-kind contribution
- Become a corporate sponsor
- Become a promotional partner (TV, Radio, Print, Web, Retail, etc.)
- Be a beneficiary
- Join the production team
- Make VOICES a TOP FRIEND on Myspace
- Promote with banners, bulletins, blogs, emails online

We welcome YOUR VOICE in any shape, form or size!
Now it begins........08.08.08!
...Helping Others Find their "Beautiful Wonder" within...
To Break the Silence!

Founder & Producer
Voices Love Music

"Where every voice gets love from music"

Shame-Free since 1982 - Rock Music "Who's Doing Shameless Things" Blog

Nice thing about blogging is that you become friends with all sorts of people. I check out every single friends request I get and when I received this one, I just knew I had to share this site with everyone :) Hope you enjoy it!

Shame-free since 1982

Snarky, *usually* up-to-date, smart-ass music news. If you are looking for pop princesses or flash-in-the-pan rappers, you have the wrong site

Black Wings - February 21, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Black Wings from Italy, as Artist of the Day.

Black Wings plays progressive, metal and rock music. Black Wings website has a band bio, tour dates, music and a guestbook to sign. Black Wings teaser promo "Sacred Shiver Medley" can be heard on myspace with the "Sacred Shiver" cd to be released in the spring of 2008. Black Wings is currently touring around Italy while writing new material for their next cd. To watch the video, find out more about Black Wings and listen to their music, check out the Black Wings myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dietra Greene - February 20, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Dietra Greene from Somewhere in the Hills (lol), Tennessee, as Artist of the Day.

Dietra Greene plays country, pop and southern rock music. Dietra is no stranger to competing in the NACMI competitions and will be preforming again this year in March. Dietra has brought home many awards over the years in her singing career. Dietra is currently working on her second cd. To find out more about Dietra, how to book a show and listen to her song "Head Over Heels" from her first cd, check out Dietra's myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ellington - February 19, 2008

GJK Promotions Proudly presents, Ellington from Austrailia, as Artist of the Day.

Ellington plays pop, acoustic and pop music. Ellington has released a 8 song demo called "The Joy We Keep In" and is currently writing a new ep to be released in April/May called "Coming To Melbourne. Ellington will be playing an acoustic charity show to support "To Write Love On Her Arms" on Feb 22 in Brisbane City which will also host Repeat Offender, Andon Drive, Dextars Conscience and Postcards For Abby. Ellington will also be playing an Acoustic Instore in Melborne on Feb 23. To learn more about Ellington, listen to some tunes, buy some merchandise and demo or read their blog for many exciting contests they have, check out the Ellington myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Mickey Renaud - RIP - Windsor Spitfire Captain

Such sad new all around the world and now this, a young inspiring, music loving hockey player with so much to give.

May the angels always be by your side, Mickey - RIP.

Our sympathy goes out to the Renaud family, friends and entire Spitfire Team.

WINDSOR, Ont. - Mickey Renaud was making all the improvements necessary to become an NHL player.

As captain of the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires, his leadership qualities were evident. He had the size, too, to make an impact at the highest level of the sport he loved to play.
On Monday, at age 19, Renaud collapsed at his home in nearby Tecumseh and was transported to Windsor Regional Hospital with no vital signs. Resuscitation attempts failed and he was pronounced dead around noon.

"This is the biggest tragedy in Spitfire history," said team vice-president and general manager Warren Rychel. "Words alone cannot describe our pain at this time."

Renaud was to have participated in the team's Family Day skate at Windsor Arena beginning at noon Monday. His teammates were called off the ice.

Tecumseh OPP are investigating the death. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning.
The six-foot-three, 220-pound centre was the fourth pick, 143rd overall, by the Calgary Flames in the 2007 NHL entry draft. He showed solid development last season, when he scored 22 goals and amassed 54 points in 68 OHL games.

"It's just so sad when you see something like this happen," Flames pro scout Tom Webster, a former Spitfires coach who was close with Renaud, told The Canadian Press. "You feel so bad for his family and of course for his teammates. .."I've got so many mixed emotions, it's hard for everybody. For myself, it's almost like I end up losing a son. That's how close we were."
Webster praised Renaud's leadership, two-way play and tenacity, comparing him to Adam Graves. The NHL team believed Renaud had the skill to reach hockey's highest level.
"He was a guy that had a goal in mind and knew that a big part of it was his commitment to fitness," said Webster. "(He had) the willingness to put the time in regardless of a lot of distractions that may have come his way. ...
"He was going to give himself every chance possible to play (in the NHL)."

Mark Renaud, his father, played 142 NHL games with the Hartford Whalers and Buffalo Sabres from 1979-1984. His uncle, Chris Renaud, spent time in the New York Rangers organization while Webster coached there.

"When I see the character of this young man, you know (the apple) doesn't fall too far from the tree," said Webster.

Renaud, who wore No. 18, was in his third season with the Spitfires and had 21 goals and 41 points in 56 games this year. He was in the lineup when Windsor won 4-1 in Owen Sound on Sunday.

"He's our leader, he's our biggest healthiest kid. For something like this to suddenly happen, it's truly a tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mickey's family right now," Rychel told CKLW. "He's with his family having breakfast and something suddenly happens, it's shocking.
"It's tough right now, we have a lot of work to do to calm the storm here."

Jordan Nolan, the 18-year-old son of New York Islanders coach Ted Nolan, was one of several Windsor players who was shaken up. Ted Nolan skipped the first period of his team's 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks to comfort his son.

"He was my son's teammate and good friend," said Nolan. "It was tragic."

Renaud's death evoked memories of former Oshawa Generals player Bruce Melanson, who collapsed during a team practice and died from a rare heart condition in 1985 at age 18.
"The entire Ontario Hockey League family is mourning this tragic news," said OHL commissioner David Branch. "We extend our deepest condolences to Mickey's family, friends and teammates during this very difficult time."

Renaud excelled at penalty killing, finishing third in the league last season with six short-handed goals.

He attended camp with the Flames last year and was assigned back to the OHL club. He had progressed steadily after scoring only eight goals in his rookie season in the OHL. Renaud was Windsor's seventh pick, 127th overall, in the 2004 OHL draft.

"We thought eventually he could come up and play (in the NHL) for us because of the character he had," said Webster. "He played with so much enthusiasm and could do a lot of things well. ...
"That's the thing I really loved about him. He was durable, he played through some tough times, yet he played every game."

Windsor's next scheduled game is at home Thursday against the Plymouth Whalers. There was no immediate word on whether it will be postponed.

Renaud's play has been key for the Spitfires, who are 33-15-6-4 this season after going a dismal 18-43-2-5 year in 2006-07. The team boasts a handful of high-scoring stars but Renaud was unquestionably the team leader.

Webster closely monitored the team's home games and Renaud was widely expected to sign with Calgary and play for their American Hockey League team next season.

"They did everything they could to revive him," Rychel told CKLW. "I've never had anything like this happen to me, the kids are in shock right now, it's a mess here in the Spitfire family. We're just going to do the best we can."

Renaud is survived by parents Mark and Jane and siblings Remy and Penny. Funeral arrangements were pending.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Black Tide - February 18, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Black Tide from Miami, FL. as Artist of the Day.

Black Tide plays metal music. Black Tide's website is a place that you can check out the music, get up to date on the news, take a look at some pics and even buy a Black Tide Electronic Gift Certificate so that your friends or family can buy what they want :) Black Tide has just released their new cd "Light From Above" and will begin touring in a couple days with All That Remains. To check out Black Tides tour schedule, listen to some music (Black Abyss is my fave), or just find out more about this 15-21 year old band, check out their myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Canadian Music Rocks now on Youtube :)

Canadian Music Rocks

Canadian Music Rocks on Youtube

Toronto Independent Music Awards - July 31/08 Register Early


We have some exciting news and updates! We would like to introduce:
1) the new OFF THE RADAR Toronto Independent Music Awards URBAN SEMINAR presented in association with Tamara Shelly, Caiz Communications and Consulting Inc. (Tiltrock Records, H.I.T.M Entertainment, A Mothers Love) and Luke Green of Flavashop. AND the new OFF THE RADAR Toronto Independent Music Awards GENERAL SEMINAR presented in association with Ellen Drake and The Big Schmooze.Full 1 day seminar, amazing panels, demo listening, fantastic performances, tons more and its only $10.00 per person, $30.00 per band!Check out more information about seminars here:

2) We are also booking for the TIMA SHOWCASES which begin on APRIL 2nd and run until the end of June @ Jeff Healeys Roadhouse. Entry is complimentary with your TIMA application!Check out more information about showcases here:

The TIMAs are working hard to bring new opportunities for top showcase scorers to compete and potentially perform at the 2008 award show. We will also bring more media exposure to showcase performers. Remember, we are trying to bring winners at least $40,000 in useful prizes!! That's $10,000 more then last year! Look out for periodical announcements on new sponsors, opportunities and new prizes on the TIMA website.


** PLEASE NOTE: the TIMA award show date has changed to July 31st at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. Get your entry in now! **

Thank you!

Daniela Oliva
Toronto Independent Music Awards

2008 USA Songwriting Competition

2008 USA Songwriting Competition is now accepting entries.

Win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as cool gear from Sony, Ibanez Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Peavey, Audio-Technica and more. Also,have your winning songs played on radio! Enter in Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, etc.

FREE EARLY BONUS: First 1,000 entries will each receive a USA SongwritingCompetition Compilation CD. Hurry!

The entry form can be found at:

Or enter online here with your MP3 and/or lyrics:

--Jessica Brandon
Artists Relations
USA Songwriting Competition
*World's Leading International Songwriting Competition*

Nightime - Dice Hoods Entertainment and the Im So Hood Showcase tonight - February 17, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Nightime from Harlem and 5th City, New York as Artist of the Day.

Nightime plays hip hop and rap music. Nightime is currently recording some new tracks. To purchase some Dice Hoods Entertainment merchandise you can check out You can check out his myspace for videos, more about Nightime and upcoming new music at or

Tonight Dice Hoods Entertainment Presents the Im so Hood Showcase With Live Performances By NIghtime, Castle,Showtime, Fb CLick ,Crisis, Tim Vocals, D-rugs Ft Gdott, Adonis, Bris Byrd & Boogotti, And Lauren Barbie, artez music

Hosted By Harlems Own Big NIck Speacial Invited Guest Dj Ez-Rock, Jason foxx, Audi Rob , Money ave, la Nacional Theathre on 239w 14st btwn 7th and 8th Starts @ 8 $10 Admisson

For more information on this event, music tracks and Dice Hoods Entertainment check out their myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)