Saturday, August 23, 2008

World’s No.1 Bon Jovi Tribute Band 'Bed Of Roses' signs with W.O.A International


"W.O.A management, a part of the W.O.A International group, signs on Bed Of Roses, the world’s best Bon Jovi tribute band to a three-year management and marketing deal for India and the Middle East"

Goa, India – August 23, 2008 – W.O.A International, through its management division W.O.A Management, signs on Bed of Roses, the planet’s No.1 Bon Jovi tribute band to a three-year management and marketing deal. This partnership will see W.O.A Management represent the band across India and the Middle East.

“This is the first tribute band that W.O.A International has signed on and the reason for this is the fact that Bed of Roses is truly exceptional and we see immense potential for an act like this in India and Dubai” says Pete Saunders, V.P. Artiste Management, “they have a strong following across North America and are now all set to bring their magic to this side of the world.”

In the summer of 2004 Bed Of Roses was conceptualized by front man Darryl Clayton. “Being a Bon Jovi fan since the bands inception in 1984, plus the fact that I’ve been told most of my life how much I resemble Jon Bon Jovi in voice and physical appearance, it was a venture we found easy to undertake” says the singer. The band launched March 24th, 2005 with a sold out, self produced show in their hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Since then, they have performed across North America & across International venues multiple times.

The deal with W.O.A Management will see the band touring India and the Middle East over the next two years. With the excellent and one of a kind support system for artists that W.O.A International has, that consists of W.O.A Events, W.O.A Artiste Management, W.O.A Records, W.O.A Studios, W.O.A Radio and W.O.A Music marketing, Bed Of Roses is only going to reiterate their stand as the Planet’s No.1 Bon Jovi tribute band.

Bed Of Roses is also going to be featured on the new W.O.A Radio syndicated show and will be seen on various TV shows in India in the coming months. The fans in India and Dubai are going to be surprised and awed by this wonderful band during the 2009 Bed Of Roses Tour!

ABOUT W.O.A INTERNATIONAL
Formed in 1998 by World Music star Oliver Sean, W.O.A International is a global entertainment company that continues to lead the way when it comes to how music should be promoted. They are pioneering international music in India and Asia and are now synonymous with the region. Their enviable reputation at opening up new possibilities means that they are the go-to company for independent artists wishing a truly international presence.

For additional information, please contact:
Irene Sequeira
W.O.A International
+91 9326126670
info@woarecords.com

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

W.O.A International to launch Australian rockers Risemann in India.

W.O.A International through its Artist Management division signs on
Australian band Risemann to a 3 Year management deal.

Goa, India ­ August 12, 2008 ­ W.O.A International proudly announces the
signing of Australian upcoming stars Risemann. A three piece band that is
creating a new blend of music and breaking barriers when it comes to
genre¹s. The band is now all set to break boundaries and take on the Indian
subcontinent & the Middle East with their emotionally charged music.

³With the signing of Risemann we are sticking to our belief that original
music, like the music made by Risemann, is something we support and believe
in completely and we will keep bringing amazing artists like these to fans
in India and the Middle East² says Wanda Alvares, Executive Vice President /
Head of Marketing, ³with the launch of W.O.A Radio next month, our reach to
the world is increasing and our artists have everything in-house to reach
their goals and get their music to the large number of fans that are waiting
to hear original music like this.²


Risemann is a dynamic outfit with a sound that exceeds it's expected 3 piece
boundaries. Consisting of Nathan Hein on guitar and vocals, Neil Pearce on
bass and keyboard, and Joel Stibbard on drums/percussion, three very
different individuals who met by chance, and believed in fate.

³Risemann has no boundaries and lives in no genre of music, much like the
emotions and actions of life² says Nathan Hein, the bands front man. The
next evolution of music has arrived, the evolution of Risemann.

The deal with W.O.A Management will see the band touring India and the
Middle East and getting their music released worldwide. With the excellent
and one of a kind support system for Independent musicians that consists of
W.O.A Events, W.O.A Artiste management group, W.O.A Records, W.O.A Radio and
W.O.A Music marketing, Risemann is certain to reach great heights in these
regions and worldwide.

With the W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 around the corner, the fans here
await for the new Indie Gods to bring their music to India. With artists
like Risemann on the W.O.A Roster the fans are in for a treat.


ABOUT W.O.A INTERNATIONAL
Formed in 1998 by World Music star Oliver Sean, W.O.A International is a
global entertainment company that continues to lead the way when it comes to
how music should be promoted. They are pioneering international music in
India and Asia and are now synonymous with the region. Their enviable
reputation at opening up new possibilities means that they are the go-to
company for independent artists wishing a truly international presence.

For additional information, please contact:

Kim D¹sa
W.O.A International
+91 9326126670
info@woarecords.com

Further details about W.O.A International is available at www.woarecords.com
<http://www.woarecords.com/>

- W.O.A News Desk

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Oliver Sean to flag off the Olympics in Goa on Big 92.7 FM

Tune in to Big 92.7 FM on 8th August at 7AM to catch W.O.A Records
founder and Gen Next Rock Star Oliver Sean flag off the Olympics with
the Big 92.7 FM's Olympiad show with RJ Uday.

This is to be a radio show that will be a marathon session with Uday
on air for over a 100 hours straight and is slated to make it to the
record books.

Oliver Sean being asked to flag off the Olympics in Goa with this show
is a great honor to all at W.O.A International.

- W.O.A News Desk

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Asian Age: W.O.A Records - Going it alone...

THE ASIAN AGE
Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, London
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
:: Culture Plus
Going it alone
Himanshu Bhandari

The business of music. It's a prickly subject, to say the least.
Independent label W.O.A. Records made its India foray with a six-city
tour, and is now the No.1 (Indie Label) in the country.

It threw light on The Great Indie Debate, a modern mainstay of informed
music discussion. Artistes are faced with a difficult question — retain a
sense of "authenticity" by rejecting corporate overtures, or jump on the
label bandwagon that undoubtedly guarantees a greater audience.

"When I started out my professional music career I was obviously an
independent artiste and through the years I realised that luck is a huge
factor in the industry. The support system for an independent artiste is
almost non-existent, especially in regions like India and West Asia," said
Oliver Sean, founder of WOA Records, and headline act for its first India
tour the past March. The Indian-Portugeser set up his label with a view
towards providing the very "support system" he was denied in his up-andcoming
years, and met with more than moderate success, as the India
tour proves.

Of course, abstinence from "going major" is often borne not of choice
but circumstance. Everyone starts off independent. It's a growing
resistance to sign on after establishing a reputation that's important
here, with disenchantment firmly at its core.

"A lot of good music doesn't get recognised because it's considered not
trendy enough. The majors as a whole are risk-averse — they look for
stuff they think they can sell. It's business, purely," said Jesus Aaron,
traveling folk rocker from Atalanta, USA. Speaking after the W.O.A Records
Tour gig at Mumbai's Hard Rock Café, he confessed to have enjoyed performing
across India, particularly Goa, and was quick to point out the enthusiasm
towards non-major artistes. From fans that is, not labels.

Having done just fine without a major helping hand for years however,
he's not about to change now. But specific cultural norms have made
the struggle much easier in his home country. Conduciveness to indie
music is not something a musical ethos attains overnight. And Aaron,
along with Sean and Japanese techno-rocker Sparky Quano — all agree
there's much to be done if India is to spawn an independent culture that
can support itself.

"Radio play is something that supports a lot of local, unknown artistes in
other countries. I don't think you have that sort of radio culture in India
as yet, I don't know," says Aaron. Maybe he does, for he makes a
damning observation. Airtime on our radio stations is largely preserved
for promoting established artistes. A none-too-irregular practice, but it
doesn't do anything for what could become a thriving community.

"In a way it's true that India is prohibitive in this regard. In the US and
Europe, having live concerts of independent artistes is huge and a lot of
people there have realised that the best music is heard there. There is
something really satisfying in discovering a new act and following it all
the way through. This culture hasn't really come to India," Sean says,
"No music company here has even considered supporting this."
Quano has attained a cult following in his home country, but it doesn't
deter his staunch opposition to the record companies. "The major labels,
once they see something they can sell they get after you. But it's all
money, money, money. Of course I need some to be able to eat. But all
that show business takes a lot away from my music," he says in broken,
heavily accented English.

In a sense the indie community maintains closest ties to the archetypal
ideologies of early rock 'n' roll. Rebellious, anti-establishment attitudes
may now carry a caricaturist connotation, but on a certain level, the
very notion that someone can survive armed solely with a guitar and
something to say is indeed heartwarming. If only for its unabashed
idealism.

Authenticity or success? Or both, if that's possible. As a flurry of
independent labels (Blue Frog, Counterculture, Chill Om, the list goes
on) seem to have realised the possibilities at hand, it's question we'll
have to face in the near future too. And perhaps just as well.

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Friday, August 01, 2008

W.O.A Records signs Canadian-Indian Rapper Saurabh Som


Saurabh Som the upcoming Canadian/Indian Rapper and R&B artist has been signed on to W.O.A Records to a 3 album deal.

The first single 'For You' is scheduled for release with the artist website backed by a marketing blitz.

For more details on Saurabh Som visit http://www.woarecords.com

- W.O.A News Desk

W.O.A Management signs Australia's biggest stars...

Stay tuned to http://www.woarecords.com to know who these Indie Stars are... All will be revealed next week.

- W.O.A News Desk