Popstar Ananya Birla new Global Music Fave of DJ Afrojack

 

With nearly 7 million YouTube views of her certified platinum single Meant to Be and DJ Afrojack remix with almost 15 million views, international pop star Ananya Birla is building a female led empire and has emerged as a leading agent of social change and women’s rights in India and the world. In addition to selling millions of records and gracing international magazine covers, Ananya is a thriving entrepreneur who creates companies based upon giving power and support to women from her home country of India and around the world. Now she is here in America to conquer the States with her addictive new single, remarkable journey, music and message.

Below video: “Meant to Be

 

After releasing her debut international single Livin’ the Life, co-written by highly sought-after music producer Jim Beanz and later remixed by popular Dutch DJ Afrojack, the singer/song writer recently released her newest single Meant to Be. Birla’s latest dance track is shaping up to be another mega hit for the fast-rising pop sensation already becoming certified gold and her sensational music video generating almost 7 million views on YouTube in a mere 2 months. Ananya has always had a penchant for doing things differently, and as she taught herself to play the guitar using internet video tutorials, she created a love affair with music that only grew as time passed.

 

Before realizing her true talent and passion for music, Ananya had already cut out a spot for herself among the elite in the business world. While most teenagers at the age of 17 are getting ready to graduate high school and find their path in life, Ananya was creating her first start-up, Svatantra Microfinance. With a strong vision for helping the poor become economically self-sustainable, Ananya created the microfinance organization to support women entrepreneurs in the Indian rural areas to further grow their business. As of April 2016, the company had grown to more than 600 employees across 70 branches in four Indian states, and won the Gold Award for Best Start-Up. A woman with no limits, Ananya’s second business, CuroCarte, curates rare, high quality, handicrafts designed for the 21st century luxe society from across the globe and makes them accessible through an e-commerce platform.


Ananya’s Afrojak remix video for “Livin’ The Life” here:

Travis Marsh, “Don’t Call Me”: MCVA Best Love Song Award Winner

TasteTV and the MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS announced that Travis Marsh, “Don’t Call Me” is  the Best Love Song Award Winner for the MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS.

Travis Marsh comes from Southern California, but don’t mistake him for a Los Angeles native: the singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist grew up in the town of Camarillo, about 45 minutes north of the city. Camarillo is an agricultural area, and without the distractions of an urban environment, Marsh says “There really isn’t much to do besides lock yourself in a room and play music all day.”

In an interview with AXS.com, Marsh said, “I’ve always viewed songwriters as the therapists for the public. I think a great songwriter is someone that has mastered the art of tapping into our deepest inner emotions and memories. They can bring you back to moments in your life and then they become a part of you.”

He takes influences from bands like The Eagles, Pink Floyd, and the Avett Brothers; stellar songwriters like Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams; and the old troubadours like Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell. It’s a melting pot of styles that doesn’t fit into a single genre box, but sun-bleached California pop mixed with a heavy dose of desert country-rock comes close.

The MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS show takes place in one of San Francisco’s unique music venues, Neck of the Woods, and is an amazing evening bringing together music videos, musician appearances, fans, and of course music video awards.

Tickets for the event are available on Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-california-music-awards-2017-tickets-38854277189
and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MusicCaliforniaVideoAwards/

The USIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS are an offshoot of TasteTV’s music television series for the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country, “MUSIC CALIFORNIA”. Reaching over 2.5 million households on PBS-affiliate station KRCB, MUSIC CALIFORNIA brings a festival of West Coast music to California viewers. The series includes featured music videos and interviews from California-based bands, artists, and musicians. More at www.TasteTV.com/music-california

Official sponsors of the “MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS” include: Clubcard Printing and more.

Artist bio courtesy of Hip Video Promo

Xavier Toscano, “Runaway”: MCVA EDM/Dance Award Winner

TasteTV and the MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS announced that Xavier Toscano, “Runaway” is the EDM/Dance Award Winner for the MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS .

His newest single “Runaway” finds the balance between contemporary and timeless. From a production perspective, Xavier delivers a song that throbs, bounces, and weaves as well as anything on the airwaves. At its core, it is a song that is built on a foundation of mesmerizing beats and rhythms while spreading an enticing melody over the top.

It’s not just in the studio that Xavier Toscano exhibits this kind of passion. He’s quickly becoming known in the Bay Area as an artist whose live show delivers an energy that can only come from a performer who wholeheartedly believes in every word, every hit, and every note. One challenge when making music videos is to find a way to capture the natural energy of an artist and translate it to the camera. In the Benjamin Jones-directed video for “Runaway,” Xavier carries the pop music torch and brings down the house with an electrifying performance.

Runaway” is a good bet to run away with the hearts and minds of viewers! A wild array of visuals combining live action and enhanced CGI footage takes Xavier from one man to a full compliment of pop star presence. Each verses features the camera on the inside of a square, each panel simultaneously featuring Xavier in his element, performing for an eager audience on the other side of the camera. Much like the energy of the song cannot be contained, Xavier explodes outside of the box for each chorus. The panels give way to a single Xavier dissolving into a blue and purple gradient like a cloud of stardust. The energy of this track is a bona fide banger that will connect with eyes and ears across the spectrum!

The MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS show takes place in one of San Francisco’s unique music venues, Neck of the Woods, and is an amazing evening bringing together music videos, musician appearances, fans, and of course music video awards.

Tickets for the event are available on Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-california-music-awards-2017-tickets-38854277189
and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MusicCaliforniaVideoAwards/

The MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS are an offshoot of TasteTV’s music television series for the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country, “MUSIC CALIFORNIA”. Reaching over 2.5 million households on PBS-affiliate station KRCB, MUSIC CALIFORNIA brings a festival of West Coast music to California viewers. The series includes featured music videos and interviews from California-based bands, artists, and musicians. More at www.TasteTV.com/music-california

Official sponsors of the “MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS” include: Clubcard Printing and more.

Artist bio Courtesy of Hip Video Promo

Meresha, “Enter The Dreamland”: MCVA Viewers Choice Award Winner

TasteTV and the MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS announced that Meresha, “Enter The Dreamland” is one of the Viewers Choice Award Winners for the MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS.

The Viewers Choice Awards were voted on by viewers, fans and social media followers, and share the honor among the Top 6 vote-getters.

Young indie singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Meresha takes her influence from the likes of Robert Plant, Joss Stone, Freddie Mercury, Hayley Williams, James Blake, Prince, and Björk.

With a handful of music videos under her belt already, Meresha’s music has reached the Billboard Top 40 charts three times already, as well as being aired in many countries, including on various MTV properties. “New Revolution” held the #1 spot for an indie song on US radio for an entire month, and in December 2016 she was named the #6 global emerging artist on Billboard’s Next Big Sound. Recently, she’s been featured on Spotify’s Discover Weekly and Release Radar playlists, as well as on iTunes.

Meresha newest EP is called “Enter the Dreamland.” She partnered with multi-Grammy winner Joe Chiccarelli for the EP, and for the title track’s music video she once again worked with five time MTV VMA nominee David Rousseau (Pitbull, Magic!, Enrique Iglesias, LMFAO, Christian Aguilera, Lil’ Wayne). The “Enter the Dreamland” music video was filmed in Los Angeles and Malibu. The video opens with Meresha singing and performing in the basin of the Los Angeles River, when suddenly a door appears. She opens the door, and is transported to a secluded spot on the beach- a small slice of paradise, as the waves crash onto the sand and a gentle breeze blows through her signature purple hair.


Artist bio source: Hip Video Promo

Music California Video Awards announce Band, Inspirational, R&B and Lyrics Award Winners

TasteTV and the MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS announced today the winners of the 2017 Awards in the Band, Inspirational, R&B and Lyrics Award categories, as well as the Finalists for Best Male Solo Artist and Best Female Solo Artist.

Best Band or Group: The Christopher Brothers, “The Girl Next Door”

Best Lyrics and Verse: David Haerle, “Women Make the World Go Round”

Best Inspirational Video: JoLivi, “Love Who You Wanna Love”

Best R&B: Rebecca Jade, “Weather the Storm”

The MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS also announce the Finalists for Best Male Solo Artist and Best Female Solo Artist, the winners of which will be announced on February 22nd.

Best Male Solo Artist

  • Alex DiLeo, “So We Go”
  • Austin David, “Find Me a New Way”
  • Jon Mullane, “Born Beautiful”
  • Roger Jaeger, “Elevator”
  • Travis Marsh, “Don’t Call Me”

Best Female Solo Artist

  • Kristine Mirelle “Freakin Mess”
  • Meresha, “Enter The Dreamland”
  • NYA, “Let Go”
  • Rebecca Jade, “Weather the Storm”

TasteTV’s Music California Video Awards has released the names of additional winners in other award categories throughout the week, leading up to the awards event on February 22nd in San Francisco. The MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS show takes place in one of San Francisco’s unique music venues, Neck of the Woods, and is an amazing evening bringing together music videos, musician appearances, fans, and of course music video awards.

Tickets for the event are available on Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-california-music-awards-2017-tickets-38854277189
and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MusicCaliforniaVideoAwards/

The MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS are an offshoot of TasteTV’s music television series for the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country, “MUSIC CALIFORNIA”. Reaching over 2.5 million households on PBS-affiliate station KRCB, MUSIC CALIFORNIA brings a festival of West Coast music to California viewers. The series includes featured music videos and interviews from California-based bands, artists, and musicians. More at www.TasteTV.com/music-california

Official sponsors of the “MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS” include: Clubcard Printing and more.

Media Alert: Music California Video Awards announce Six Award Winners

TasteTV and the MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS announced today six additional winners of the 2017 Awards.

  • Best Movement (Choreography): KORR-A “Cali Love”
  • Best Eye (Cinematography): Austin David, “Find Me a New Way”
  • Makes Us Laugh: Will Jay, “Leading Man”
  • True California: Hal B1n0, “Sour Grapes”
  • Best Love Song: Travis Marsh, “Don’t Call Me”
  • This Rocks: Roger Jaeger, “Elevator”

TasteTV’s Music California Video Awards will release the names of additional winners in other award categories over the upcoming week, leading up to the awards event on February 22nd in San Francisco. The MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS show takes place in one of San Francisco’s unique music venues, Neck of the Woods, and is an amazing evening bringing together music videos, musician appearances, fans, and of course music video awards.

Tickets for the event are available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-california-music-awards-2017-tickets-38854277189
and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MusicCaliforniaVideoAwards/

The MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS are an offshoot of TasteTV’s music television series for the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country, “MUSIC CALIFORNIA”. Reaching over 2.5 million households on PBS-affiliate station KRCB, MUSIC CALIFORNIA brings a festival of West Coast music to California viewers. The series includes featured music videos and interviews from California-based bands, artists, and musicians. More at www.TasteTV.com/music-california

Official sponsors of the “MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS” include: Clubcard Printing and more.