Saturday, December 26, 2009

Attn: The Editor - Victor (Pequeno) Alvares Tribute Concert to be held in Goa on the 27th of December 2009...

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The tribute concert for Bass Legend Victor Alvares, conceptualized by W.O.A International - The Music Company, to attract some of the country's top stars, musicians and bands.

Goa, India – 26th Dec '09 - Victor, lovingly known to his family & friends as Pequeno, was a world renowned Bassist and Musician who has played with George Harrison, Remo, Oliver Sean, Ossibissa and many other International and Indian artists, producers, composers from around the world. And he has played across various countries jamming with some of the biggest names in music.

He started out in music at a very early age and picked up the violin and other instruments when just a child. He later got into Bass guitar, which was his true calling, and through the years he played with various bands in Delhi, Goa and other places. During this time his unique percussive, slap funk bass playing style caught the attention of various high profile celebrity artists who made offers to Victor to join them - which led to Victor becoming the hottest bass player & most in demand in India. Today you can hear Victor's bass playing on various Indian albums including Remo and Oliver Sean's music albums and on the countries leading television Advertisements of the 90's.

"Victor was probably the most loving and helpful human being and someone who encouraged young talent to the maximum" says Victor's nephew & God Son, Internationally renowned Rocker Oliver Sean "His style of playing was unique and only played by a handful of bass players in the world due to the level of difficulty - the other being Mark King of Level 42"

Victor (Pequeno) Alvares has appeared on various high profile music videos and on live concerts telecast on Channel V, MTV etc in India and abroad. His down to earth demeanor and humbleness was uncharacteristic of a man this talented and famous in his own right.

This Bass Legend died on the 18th of September 2000 when he was on tour with the Indian artist Remo - the band consisting of Victor, Selwyn, Dharma and others were traveling in a car that was hit by a bus on the highway of Kanpur on their way to the airport while driving back from a concert at the IIT in Kanpur - Victor, Selwyn and Dharma - the cream & ultimate of Goa's musicians died in this car crash. One of the biggest & most tragic losses to the music industry.

Victor's nephew, the Internationally acclaimed Rocker Oliver Sean, lists Victor as his biggest influence musically and has pulled out all stops to organize this tribute concert through his music company W.O.A International and is joined by the entire (very musically inclined) Alvares Family who have traveled from across the world to join in on this concert and they will be joined by musicians, artists, celebrities, bands from around the world on this very special day that has been kept aside to remember the most loved and hugely influential musician Victor (Pequeno) Alvares.

The Tribute concert has been in the making for the past two years and has been the brain child of Victor's sister, Marketing Director W.O.A International & Author, Wanda Alvares. The show is to bring together top stars, musicians and artists from across Goa, India and the World, who knew Victor, to perform at this one of kind concert that recognises the greatness of Victor Pequeno Alvares as a musician who left more than his vast musical works, but also left an impression on every person he met as being the most loving, caring & humble celebrity musician.

ABOUT W.O.A INTERNATIONAL

W.O.A Records is an international record label, and it is part of the W.O.A International media group. 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 9970180117

+91-832-6512569

info@woarecords.com

 

Further details about the Victor Pequeno Alvares Tribute Concert is available at www.woarecords.com

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 Success leads to creation of W.O.A Films

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The W.O.A Records receives unprecedented support from the Media, Fans and the Industry after the Successful completion of the India Tour 2009 and embarks on a new journey with the launch of the W.O.A Films Division. Panaji, Goa – Dec, 3rd, 2009 -W.O.A International–The Music Company – has been organising the W.O.A records India Tour since 2008 when it was conceptualised and put into motion capturing the attention of the media, fans and musicians immediately for the grand scale and uniqueness of the tour. This year the W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 far exceeded the expected support and received unprecedented coverage and following from the media and the fans of Independent music for the high level of concerts organised in every city and the calibre of musicians on tour. And the support has come in also from the film fraternity in India, which is due to the next division of W.O.A International being launched – W.O.A Films. The W.O.A Films Division is being officially launched with the release of the documentary of the W.O.A Records India Tour 2009, which will be released on worldwide global networks as a mini series in early 2010. "The W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 was a runaway success this year" says W.O.A International Founder and International Rocker, Oliver Sean, "The tour this year and the wonderful artists and the calibre of performances were at such high standards that the idea of W.O.A Films just fell into place and now we launch W.O.A International's new division W.O.A Films in 2010 with the documentary we shot of the tour that will feature the artists that we are so proud of" The W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 saw International artistes that included Risemann, Kallii, Danny John & Craig Fraser all from Australia, Cypher16 from the UK, Metissia from France, Monica & The Explosion from Sweden, Lloyd Paul, Elvis Kahn & Saurabh Som from India and special performances by International Rocker Oliver Sean, French Singer Songwriter Matthias Sturm and others who performed at the W.O.A International Music Festival that kicked off the 2009 tour. The tour was across all the major music loving cities of India including Goa, Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune where the artists took over the city and the buzz across the nation was of the W.O.A Records India Tour that rocked India for one whole week without a break. With the launch of W.O.A Films in 2010 the documentary of the tour will be released as a mini series and will also have the much awaited compilation CD of the 2009 tour accompanying the launch of the Film division of W.O.A International which will feature the main tour artists and all the finalists of the tour who couldn't make it to India. With the ever expanding infrastructure of W.O.A International that now includes W.O.A Record & Studios, W.O.A Artist Management, W.O.A Events, W.O.A Publishing, W.O.A Music Marketing, the Internationally syndicated W.O.A Radio Show, the upcoming W.O.A Film Division and with an even bigger, better and louder tour planned for 2010 when the tour will be held in India and Dubai, W.O.A International is staying true to its mission of being a company that creates a complete infrastructure for top level Independent artists reach their full potential and assisting world class musicians achieve their dreams without compromising their true identity as musicians. ABOUT W.O.A INTERNATIONAL W.O.A Records is an international record label, and it is part of the W.O.A International media group. Formed in 1998 by World Music star Oliver Sean, W.O.A International – The Music Company 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 9970180117 +91-832-6512569 info@woarecords.com Further details about the W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 are available at www.woarecords.com
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

W.O.A records Presents Hip Hop Star DEMETRIUS - Live in India

W.O.A Records Presents Hip Hop Star Demetrius - Live in India

28th Nov: Bogmallo Beach Resort Goa
30th Nov: Soul Souffle, Verna Goa
1st Dec: Club Ivy, Baga Goa
2nd Dec: Kyra, Bangalore
4th Dec: B&C, Hyderabad

- W.O.A News Desk

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Friday, November 06, 2009

Goan Music Company Creating History In The International Music Scene

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The Annual W.O.A Records India Tour Creating Waves Worldwide 

Goa, India - 5th Nov, 2009 - After the successful W.O.A Records India Tour shows at Ravindhra Bhavan Goa on the 31st of October, Bangalore on the 1st and 2nd of November and Bogmallo Beach on the 4th of November the artists of the W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 are now all set to perform and enthrall music lovers in Pune and Mumbai on the 6th and 7th of November.

The unprecedented success of the W.O.A Records Annual International music tour is creating waves across the world where the story has hit the music industry of how a record label from Goa is changing the face of International music in India by bringing some of the worlds finest International breaking bands to India every year. W.O.A International started off a decade ago and is now India's largest International Independent music label which was founded by the music world's hot rocker and International musician Oliver Sean who hails from Goa and who has single handedly managed to conceptualize and fund the entire W.O.A Records India Tour for the past two years with the belief that Goa is the capital of International music in India and the strong belief that Independent artists can reach dizzying heights with the right support. This belief has now led to every top International Indie band wanting to sign on to the Goan Company W.O.A International.

"When I formed W.O.A International it was for the sole purpose of supporting great musicians who believe in themselves and who don't change their style for anyone and the idea of the W.O.A Records India Tour has been with me for years and started becoming a reality when I saw that we were leading up to becoming the largest International Independent Music label due to the number of fantastic artists that we were signing" says W.O.A International Founder and Rocker Oliver Sean, "due to the artists not being major stars we didn't really get any support from sponsors monetarily however we decided to throw caution to the wind last year and bring a number of artists down together who play different styles of music and promote them with a proper international tour setting because I have always believed that an artist has to tour and thats the only way to grow and at the same time I wanted music lovers in India to experience good International music the way it should be heard and thats hearing and watching it Live on stage".

Independent Music as a concept was brought about and promoted in India in a major way by W.O.A International. It was due to W.O.A's  strong network in the music industry in India that led the Independent artists signed to W.O.A Records to be promoted alongside major acts thus blurring lines between the majors and the indies. This in turn has brought about a change in the International music scene in India where music lovers in India are being introduced to fantastic artists from all over the world who are brought down here to India by W.O.A International and who are being promoted with full backing in form of record releases, video airplay on major channels, radio promotions which would otherwise be unreachable for an Independent artist to come about on his or her own. 

The W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 is the second tour of a series of annual India tours being organized by W.O.A International and with the quality of artists that are being brought down by W.O.A the tours have started attracting a lot of music lovers to these shows across the country and interest from around to the world is growing in a Goan Company that has made history in music armed only with their belief in supporting good music and investing all their time, effort and money into artists and musicians they believe in. The scale and size of the W.O.A Records India Tour is growing every year, with this year's tour being bigger than last year it has led to the Government of Goa coming in to back W.O.A International in their work towards supporting and promoting International music and making Goa the International Music capital of India. With the scheduled 2010 tour the true Independent music revolution in India has begun and history in music is being made in this part of the world.

ABOUT W.O.A INTERNATIONAL

W.O.A Records is an international record label, and it is part of the W.O.A International media group. 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

+91-832-6512569

info@woarecords.com

Further details about the W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 are available at www.woarecords.com

 




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Monday, November 02, 2009

W.O.A Records releases Venezuelan metal band Overhate’s hit album

For Immediate Release

'God in a Trench' the hit album by Overhate released in India and Internationally by India's largest International Independent Music Company W.O.A International

Goa, India – 2, Nov 2009 – Overhate, the Venezuelan rockers have steadily been making in-roads into the Indian music scene. Being Venezuela's hottest metal band and signing on to India's largest International Independent label W.O.A International has created an excellent launch pad for this hot band to take over the International metal scene in India. Now with the re-release of their hit album 'God in a Trench' Internationally by W.O.A Records this month, the band is well on its way to creating the buzz and increasing its fan base to welcome them in January when they are expected to tour India and shoot their music video for their new album in the country

"We have believed in Overhate from the time they were signed on to the W.O.A Management roster and this is just a natural process of W.O.A Records backing a band they believe to be a big hit commercially across the world in this genre" says W.O.A Founder and President, Oliver Sean, "God in a trench is Overhate's last album which was released by the band on their own and now we are launching it in a major way across the world as a preview to their upcoming hot new album that is being recorded this month and is scheduled for release on W.O.A Records in January next year".

Overhate is a band that has created waves in the metal scene and is fast gaining repute has the hottest new metal act in this region and other parts of the world. With the backing and support from the W.O.A International network it is just a matter of time before this band hits the top spot in this genre.

"We are very excited to have our album 'God in a trench' released on W.O.A Records," says Overhate front man, Giancarlo Vettor, "with W.O.A Records backing this album it is sure to reach our fans worldwide and attract many more fans to our kind of music"

Overhate are expected to be in India in January 2010 to officially release their new yet to be named album which will also have a music video that is to be shot in India during their promo tour of the country next year. 'God in a trench' is a preview of things to come from Metal's new stars Overhate.

ABOUT W.O.A INTERNATIONAL

W.O.A Records is an international record label, and it is part of the W.O.A International media group. 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 9970180117

+91-832-6512569

info@woarecords.com

 

 

Further details are available at www.woarecords.com


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Sunday, November 01, 2009

W.O.A Records Tour Update & schedule

Panaji, Goa - 1st Nov, 2009 - After a successful 5 hour high energy
concert in Goa the W.O.A International artists on tour are in
Bangalore today and tomorrow (1st & 2nd of Nov) to rock that city at
the hottest venue in Bangalore - Kyra!

The artists performing on Bangalore on the 1st and 2nd are:
Cypher16 - UK
Risemann - Australia
Kallii - Australia
Craig Fraser - Australia
Danny John - Australia
Elvis Kahn - Goa
Lloyd Paul - Goa
Saurabh Som - Canada/India
Monica and the explosion - Sweden Metissia - France

For further info, updates and photographs from the concerts please
stay tuned to this website http://www.woarecords.com

- W.O.A Newsdesk

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Monday, October 19, 2009

India’s largest International Independent Music Company signs Mexico’s hottest jazz act

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W.O.A International  - The Music Company signs Mexican Jazz sensation Diego Ramirez to its roster.

Goa, India – Oct 19, 2009 – Jazz is fast becoming one of India's most requested genre's when it comes to International music in India and some of the finest International Jazz artists are introduced to fans in India by W.O.A Records. W.O.A International - The Music Company has added to its list of top selling artists by signing on Mexican Jazz artist Diego Ramirez to its roster.

"Jazz is a top selling genre in India when it comes to International music and we are proud to say that we have some of the best Jazz musicians from around the world signed to us" says Wanda Alvares, Executive Vice President and Marketing Director, W.O.A International. "With the signing of Diego we have added to the list of Jazz stars we have on the roster now and this is good news for Jazz fans across the region".

Diego Ramirez is an extraordinary jazz pianist and composer, with pianist brilliance and staggering creative energy.  His CD 'El Ultimo Chilam Balam' was named best jazz album of 2008 by L.A music awards.  Diego Ramirez is continuing his winning streak with his song 'Andrea' which earned Jazz Runner up in Simon Cowell's (American idol Judge) UK Song writing Competition. Also worth mentioning is his song Ka'Kau' which received a Honourable Mention at Billboard's Song writing Competition. From Latin America, the United States, to Japan and now India, people have been captivated and enchanted by Diego Ramirez's music, which is best described as universal.

"When I was twenty I had my first exposure to jazz and decided to become a jazz pianist and composer and within a year the Diego Ramirez Trio was set up in Cancun" says the front man of the Diego Ramirez Trio, "my music and compositions are influenced by my admiration for Mexican classical composers Silvestre Revueltas, Manuel M. Ponce, and Carlos Chavez and also by improvisational musicians such as Miles Davis, but it was Mayan music which gave birth to my original compositions"

With the infrastructure that W.O.A International offers International bands and musicians it is now the company that artists like Diego Ramirez create partnerships with to break into large music loving regions like India. The whole concept of W.O.A International from the start has been to support global artists and it is evident with the world famous events and properties that W.O.A International now owns including The W.O.A Records India Tour, The W.O.A International Music Festival, Goa Chillout Zone Compilation, The Independent No.1's Project, W.O.A Radio Show and various other W.O.A properties that have been created by W.O.A International to support and promote artists globally.

W.O.A Records has confirmed that Diego's new track is to be on the upcoming India Tour 2009 Compilation CD, which will be promoted via its vast music industry networks this year. Stay tuned to the official W.O.A website for further updates on this artist

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

 

Further details about W.O.A International is available at www.woarecords.com


Sunday, October 18, 2009

W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 To Rock The Country!

For Immediate Release

World's Best Independent Artists take over the Indian Music Scene for a week during the W.O.A International annual tour and music festival across the country.

Panaji, Goa - W.O.A International–The Music Company started off the Independent music revolution in India last year with the W.O.A Records India Tour 2008. Few can come close to the scale and ambition of the W.O.A Records India Tour Franchise. This year its getting bigger and better with W.O.A Records - the label arm of Global Entertainment Co. W.O.A International, bringing together 10 international artists from the 31st of October to the 7th of November 2009 to various cities across India.

"The W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 tour is expected to be twice as large as the 2008 tour" says W.O.A International Marketing Director, Wanda Alvares, "The W.O.A Records India Tour last year was a phenomenal success and received unprecedented coverage and support from media and fans both locally and Internationally. We believe that the W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 this year will be an event that music lovers have not experienced before"

The W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 will see International artistes perform in major cities of India including a Grand Music Festival / Concert at the W.O.A International Music Festival in Goa on the 31st of October which is to be the start and kick off to the India Tour 2009. The Goa festival is to be the biggest event of the entire tour, the event in Goa is called the W.O.A International Music Festival and will have the headlining artists of the India tour and will also have five celebrity Indian stars and top International artists from Sweden, Germany and other parts of the world joining in exclusively only for the Goa concert to celebrate Goa as the Music capital of International music in India.

The artists this year include respected worldwide acts like British Metal sensation Cypher16, Australian Alt Rockers Risemann, Guitar Virtuoso Danny John, Kallii the Greek/Australian rock sensation, W.O.A Records' hot new Indian acts Lloyd Paul, Saurabh Som and Elvis Kahn, Upcoming Australian pop sensation Craig Fraser  and also doing a special performance and appearance at the special concert exclusively in Goa will be International Rocker, Goa's very own Oliver Sean, who will be joined by additional  International artists from around the world including touring acts like Monica and the Explosion from Sweden, Tander Lund from France, Colleen Buckman from the USA, French performer Metissia amongst others. All the artists will perform everything from pop and Acoustic to Rock and Hip Hop, so there's something for everyone's taste.

Promoting Goa as the International music capital of India has been one of the missions of W.O.A International along with creating a support network for fantastic International and local Independent artists. With a decade of working towards becoming India's largest International Independent record label, W.O.A International is now in the forefront of promoting International music in India.

"Being based in Goa and having over 200 International artists signed to our roster and now with the India Tour an annual event, the W.O.A International Music Festival confirms our stand that Goa IS the International music capital of India" says International Rocker and W.O.A Founder/ President Oliver Sean. "To get international music artistes all together at the same time to India and give the Indian audiences an opportunity to hear their music live across various cities is what W.O.A International has been working towards for years and the W.O.A Records annual India Tour and the W.O.A International Music festival is a culmination of all those efforts."

The eight headlining artists of the India Tour will also travel to Bangalore to perform at a two day fest at Bangalore's best live performance venue Kyra on the 1st and 2nd of November, a special performance in Goa is scheduled to be held at a resort as an exclusive evening on the 4th of October and the tour is to end with special 3 hour concerts at Mumbai and Pune at the Jazz by the bay live music clubs simultaneously over two days on the 6th and 7th of November.

W.O.A International will also be producing a compilation audio CD comprising every artist on the tour and other top International acts that will be released worldwide, and the much talked about Rockumentary. The Rockumentary will be a behind-the-scenes video of the entire tour including exclusive clips of the live performances at the venues. This will be aired on major global networks in parts and will also be available as downloads on the itunes store, so audiences around the world can view the performances of these artists during the tour making it a truly global experience. The tour is expected to garner immense support and interest, as it will show International artists from various countries touring India together and performing at world-class events – a true International Independent music revolution in India.

The national media support garnered, including featuring the artistes' music videos on major music channels, major publications supporting our endeavour to support Independent musicians, the documentary of this event being featured globally and the support from India's best-known venues, is testament to the magnitude of the tour.

With an even bigger, better and louder tour planned for 2010 when the tour will be held in India and Dubai, the W.O.A Records India Tour is now an annual event that fans of International Independent music can look forward to every year. Make sure you don't miss out on this world-class music event.

ABOUT W.O.A INTERNATIONAL

W.O.A Records is an international record label, and it is part of the W.O.A International media group. 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 9970180117

+91-832-6512569

info@woarecords.com

Further details about the W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 are available at www.woarecords.com

 

Friday, October 09, 2009

W.O.A Records India Tour '09 - Goa leg to be help on Oct 31st

Business headlines on the Herald dated 9th Oct '09 about the W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 and W.O.A International Music Festival.

Read the article as published on the Herald by clicking on the scanned image.

- W.O.A News Desk

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 To Rock The Country!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

World's Best Independent Artists take over the Indian Music Scene for a week during the W.O.A International annual tour and music festival across the country.

 

Panaji, Goa - W.O.A International–The Music Company started off the Independent music revolution in India last year with the W.O.A Records India Tour 2008. Few can come close to the scale and ambition of the W.O.A Records India Tour Franchise. This year its getting bigger and better with W.O.A Records - the label arm of Global Entertainment Co. W.O.A International, bringing together 10 international artists from the 31st of October to the 7th of November 2009 to various cities across India.

 

"The W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 tour is expected to be twice as large as the 2008 tour" says W.O.A International Marketing Director, Wanda Alvares, "The W.O.A Records India Tour last year was a phenomenal success and received unprecedented coverage and support from media and fans both locally and Internationally. We believe that the W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 this year will be an event that music lovers have not experienced before"

The W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 will see International artistes perform in major cities of India including a Grand Music Festival / Concert at the W.O.A International Music Festival in Goa on the 31st of October which is to be the start and kick off to the India Tour 2009. The Goa festival is to be the biggest event of the entire tour, the event in Goa is called the W.O.A International Music Festival and will have the headlining artists of the India tour and will also have five celebrity Indian stars and top International artists from Sweden, Germany and other parts of the world joining in exclusively only for the Goa concert to celebrate Goa as the Music capital of International music in India.

 

The artists this year include respected worldwide acts like British Metal sensation Cypher16, Australian Alt Rockers Risemann, Hip Hop Star Legrand from the US, Guitar Virtuoso Danny John, Kallii the Greek/Australian rock sensation and Headlining the special concert exclusively in Goa will be International Rocker, Goa's very own Oliver Sean, who will be joined by four additional top International artists from around the world including touring acts like Monica and the Explosion from Sweden amongst others. All the artists will perform everything from pop and Acoustic to Rock and Hip Hop, so there's something for everyone's taste.

 

 

Promoting Goa as the International music capital of India has been one of the missions of W.O.A International along with creating a support network for fantastic International and local Independent artists. With a decade of working towards becoming India's largest International Independent record label, W.O.A International is now in the forefront of promoting International music in India.

 

"Being based in Goa and having over 200 International artists signed to our roster and now with the India Tour an annual event, the W.O.A International Music Festival confirms our stand that Goa IS the International music capital of India" says International Rocker and W.O.A Founder/ President Oliver Sean. "To get international music artistes all together at the same time to India and give the Indian audiences an opportunity to hear their music live across various cities is what W.O.A International has been working towards for years and the W.O.A Records annual India Tour and the W.O.A International Music festival is a culmination of all those efforts."

 

The five headlining artists of the India Tour will also travel to Bangalore to perform at a two day fest at Bangalore's best live performance venue Kyra on the 1st and 2nd of November and the tour is to end with special 3 hour concerts at Mumbai and Pune at the Jazz by the bay live music clubs simultaneously over two days on the 6th and 7th of November.

 

W.O.A International will also be producing a compilation audio CD comprising every artist on the tour and other top International acts that will be released worldwide, and the much talked about Rockumentary. The Rockumentary will be a behind-the-scenes video of the entire tour including exclusive clips of the live performances at the venues. This will be aired on major global networks in parts and will also be available as downloads on the itunes store, so audiences around the world can view the performances of these artists during the tour making it a truly global experience. The tour is expected to garner immense support and interest, as it will show International artists from various countries touring India together and performing at world-class events – a true International Independent music revolution in India.

 

 

The national media support garnered, including featuring the artistes' music videos on major music channels, major publications supporting our endeavour to support Independent musicians, the documentary of this event being featured globally and the support from India's best-known venues, is testament to the magnitude of the tour.

 

With an even bigger, better and louder tour planned for 2010 when the tour will be held in India and Dubai, the W.O.A Records India Tour is now an annual event that fans of International Independent music can look forward to every year. Make sure you don't miss out on this world-class music event.

 

 

ABOUT W.O.A INTERNATIONAL

 

W.O.A Records is an international record label, and it is part of the W.O.A International media group. 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 9970180117

+91-832-6512569

info@woarecords.com

 

 

Further details about the W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 are available at www.woarecords.com

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crimes against animals should be thoroughly investigated - Wanda Alvares, Navhind Times

Crimes against animals should be thoroughly investigated - an article by well known Author and Marketing Director of W.O.A International - Wanda Alvares. As published on 21st September 2009 on The Navhind Times. 

Article is scanned as an image - please click on the image to read the article.

- W.O.A News Desk

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Monday, September 21, 2009

W.O.A International signs Swedish punk rock artist Monica & the Explosion

The W.O.A Booking Agency brings Swedish punk rock to India

Goa, India – 20th Sep, 2009 – The booking agency roster of W.O.A International is growing rapidly with International artists worldwide signing on to break into the Indian market that is opening up to Independent music and one of the latest signings by W.O.A International is Monica & the Explosion from Sweden, a one woman band that plays hard core punk rock all on an acoustic guitar.

"Punk rock is a genre that is coming back in a big way in Europe and W.O.A International has several high profile punk rockers signed to our management and record label roster, Monica is now the new addition joining our artists from this genre" says W.O.A President/Founder and International Rocker Oliver Sean. "Monica is scheduled to be in Goa on the 31st of October to do a special performance at the W.O.A International Music Festival"

"Monica and The Explosion started as a solo project in May, 2005 when I left my old band 'Lots of Pilots'" says Singer/Performer Monica "my music has been described as unrestrained punk rock with a lot of energy"

The unique thing about a girl playing action-packed punk rock on acoustic guitar has aroused many people's interest, and since the start Monica and The Explosion has played diligently all around Sweden, Europe, Australia and the U.S. In May, 2007, Monica and The Explosion released the debut single and video Hollywood.

Monica and The Explosion also represented Sweden at World Championships of Performing Arts 2008 in Hollywood U.S. and recieved two silver medals as a solo rock artist with self accompaniment.

Stay tuned to the W.O.A Records website for further updates on this artist and her tour schedule in India this year.

ABOUT W.O.A INTERNATIONAL

W.O.A Records is an international record label, and it is part of the W.O.A International media group. 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

+91-832-6512569

info@woarecords.com

 

 

Further details about the W.O.A Records India Tour 2009 are available at www.woarecords.com

 

 


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Saturday, September 19, 2009

W.O.A Radio Show - Episode 6 - Indian Connection - LIVE NOW!

Hey guys,

Join me and the W.O.A Radio Team for the 6th episode of the W.O.A Radio Show. This one is titled 'Indian Connection'. We have some super tracks on this weeks show. 

The W.O.A Radio is available on itunes at http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=327013137&uo=6 and on the official W.O.A Records Website at http://www.woarecords.com as a streaming radio show. You can also check your local public radio for the W.O.A Radio show and ask them to get it now if they havent got it yet.

The track list in this weeks episode includes our newest Indian Stars - Saurabh Som, Elvis Kahn and Lloyd Paul. These are the artists who are to be launched in October with their spanking new music videos which have just been completed and I cant wait to see the joy on these guys faces when they see their new videos on TV:-)

This weeks episode also has a track by Alison Woods, the music video of which is still on Vh1 and can be watched on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/oliversean

And a special something included this week is a preview to one of the songs from my upcoming Bollywod movie - I am the music director of this movie titled 'Cutting Chai Dreams High' and we have included a song from this movie titled - Masti 'Remix' - and this is the only place you can hear it before it hits the channels and the silver screen - so thats a special preview for all our listeners and also included is an unreleased song by me which is NOT part of my upcoming album, neither is it scheduled for release however I just thought you guys should listen to it and let me know what you think of it :-) its called 'Doing That'.

All songs on todays mix have an Indian Connection in some way or another be it with a mix of Hindi or Sufi or Tablas etc - thus the title Indian Connection.

Remember that we have had some fantastic W.O.A Radio Show Episodes in the past  month that include great music by various artists from across the world and from our top selling compilations like the Goa Chillout Zone, Independent No.1's etc. You can get these episodes via itunes or via the W.O.A Records website and also via Gcast, airplay direct, PRX etc - just search for W.O.A Radio on these sites.

Hope you enjoy the show this week and do write in to  us!

Much Love,
Oliver Sean & The W.O.A Radio Team
W.O.A International - The Music Company
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Goa Chillout Zone Vol.2 chart success story on The Herald

The Herald - 8th September 2009 - Story/Article on the success of the Goa Chillout Zone Vol.2 chart success in India.

- W.O.A News Desk

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Monday, September 14, 2009

GCZ Album Chart position as published on the Newspaper in India

The Goa Chillout Zone Volume 2 number 2 on the Album Charts in India. Here is a newspaper chart listing featuring this.

- W.O.A News Desk

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Goa Chillout Zone Volume 2 Hits The No.2 Slot On The Album Charts In India

The W.O.A Records album Goa Chillout Zone Vol. 2 comes in at No. 2 on the album charts in India overtaking Daughtry and Rob Thomas' new albums.

Goa, India - 6 Sep, 2009 - The new W.O.A Records compilation album Goa Chillout Zone Vol.2 which is part of the Goa Chillout Zone series of albums released by W.O.A International has hit the No. 2 position on the Album Charts in India. The album which has been a featured and top seller on various sites, stores and topper on radio shows has notched yet another feather in its cap by reaching the No. 2 slot on the Indian album charts.

"The Goa Chillout Zone is a compilation CD we started off last year and it immediately caught the interest of various top Industry insiders, media and fans due to the concept of the compilation and the fantastic artists we have on this album series" says W.O.A International Executive Vice President, Wanda Alvares. "Last year the Vol.1 was a top seller on itunes and amazon with various tracks being picked up by other labels like Universal and others for inclusion on their own compilations. This year the Goa Chillout Zone Volume 2 has already sold record numbers and now with the album hitting No.2 on the album charts in India we believe this is just the start of the journey for these wonderful accomplished artists on this album and for this series of albums we call the Goa Chillout Zone"

The Goa Chillout Zone aside from bringing together over 26 International artists together for every volume that is released, it also donates 10% of the sales to animal welfare. This is a cause that the W.O.A International Group believes in passionately and does its best to bring awareness to the public and help animals through all its projects and events. The Goa Chillout Zone is one such W.O.A project which was conceptualized with peace and love in mind, where artists that write songs relating to these topics come together and is just one of the ways W.O.A International and its artists help this worthy cause and bring joy to the listeners of lounge, easy listening and chill out music.

With the Goa Chillout Zone Vol.1 and Vol. 2 capturing the hearts of music lovers worldwide the Goa Chillout Zone Vol. 3 is already in pre production and boasts of some of the worlds best International artists coming together for the 3rd edition of the Goa Chillout Zone  Vol. 3 in early 2010.

Stay tuned to this site for the latest on W.O.A International and the Goa Chillout Zone.

- W.O.A News Desk

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Oliver Sean interview on American Mag OTA

Goa, India - 3 Sep, 2009 - US Magazine 'On the Avenue' has featured a one on one interview with International Rocker Oliver Sean on their very first issue which has been launched September 2009. Read the candid interview exclusively on OTA online and the OTA Magazine. The Link to the OTA Magazine online is http://www.otamagazine.com where the interview with Singer/Songwriter Oliver Sean is featured in the section/link "Avenue Sights & Sounds"

- W.O.A News Desk

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W.O.A International Artist Sparkey wins at the Underground Music Awards

September 2, 2009 – His first nomination at the Underground Music Awards, Guyanese artist Michael  Sparkey  Drakes was honored with the award for Best Reggae/Dancehall Artist of 2009.  Sparkey has been working hard to get recognition for his music.   This versatile artist moves easily between the Caribbean genres of reggae, dancehall and soca, his voice and blend of the genres is unmistakable.   


For Sparkey, both of these awards come at a critical time in his career, to be named as one of the "20 Best Independent Artist of 2009" by Internet Radio Magazine, is a great accomplishment for this Caribbean artist. 

These awards cap a two year marketing endeavor, that saw the artist sign with WOA International in India, and win "Best International World Male Artist" and Best International World CD Album" for the re
lease of his first solo CD, "Sparkey & Friends Back 2 Basics" out now on W.O.A Records, a combination of reggae, dancehall and soca.

- W.O.A News Desk 

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Independent No.1's Vol.1 - Now on iTunes

Goa, India - 1 Sep, 2009 - The Independent No.1's Vol.1 is now available on iTunes (Worldwide stores).

The link to the iTunes Store for the album is listed on the official W.O.A Records website at http://www.woarecords.com and the direct link is http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=328406778&id=328405700&s=143441&uo=6

Download the world's finest independent artists all on 1 fantastic Compilation album.

- W.O.A News Desk

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Independent No.1’s - Vol. 1 CD Launch Features The World’s Finest Independent Artists Together For the First Time.

W.O.A International – The Music Company releases compilation CD, brings together the best Independent artists from all over the world on one album promoting peace.

Goa, India –Aug 27, 2009 – W.O.A International proudly announces the launch of the first volume in the Independent No.1's CD collection. Comprising of 20 artists from the company's record label W.O.A Records, it's an eclectic double CD bringing together some of the very best artists in independent music today. Best of all, it's part of an extremely worthwhile cause at the same time.    

"With this release, we're not only bringing original and exciting music to the public," says Wanda Alvares, Executive Vice President / Head of Marketing, "we're also giving back to a cause we believe passionately in. For every CD sold, we will give 10% of the sale to a charity that supports the fight against terrorism."       

W.O.A International recognizes that this fight on terror is something that won't be changed overnight, but passionately believe that continued support in the fight against it will eventually win through.

The Independent no.1's Vol. 1 CD is the first release in a planned annual collection of the very best music W.O.A Records has on its roster. Bringing together the best that W.O.A International has to offer, it includes the likes of Danny Hooper, Osh10, Mark Hvilsted, Resin Dogs, Pedro Menendez from the W.O.A Records roster and other Independent Music stars all signed to W.O.A International – The Music Company.

Such has the pre-release interest been in the first volume after the preview on the weekly W.O.A Radio show that W.O.A International has decided to bring several of these artists to India on tour to promote the album and to be a part of the W.O.A Music Festival this year.

With the Independent No.1's Volume 1 compilation CD set to be a huge success for both artists and the chosen charity, and Vol.2 already in the planning stage, 2009 looks set to be a milestone year yet again for W.O.A International. Download the CD today or listen in to the weekly W.O.A Radio Show also available as a podcast on itunes and find out what all the noise is about.

ABOUT W.O.A INTERNATIONAL

Formed in 1998 by World Music star Oliver Sean, W.O.A International – The Music Company 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 (832) 651-2569

info@woarecords.com

 

Further details about W.O.A International is available at www.woarecords.com


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Liquid Blue Signs With W.O.A International

Goa, India – Aug 25, 2009 – W.O.A International has recently signed on San Diego based band Liquid Blue to the W.O.A Booking Agency roster. Liquid Blue is an independent recording and touring act based in San Diego, California. Featuring Scott Stephens and the sensational BlueGirls trio, the seven-member act has performed in more than 100 countries on 7 continents a world record. The nomadic troop has performed over 1500 shows and has been featured on the covers of Entertainer Magazine, New Music Weekly and American Entertainment Magazine. Numerous Awardsinclude "America's Best Dance Band" and "America's Best Independent Artist". The Chinese Government invited the band to perform at the kick-off concert for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The performance was seen by millions worldwide. Now signed to W.O.A International's elite artist roster the band is looking at targeting the regions of India and the Middle east with the network and support of W.O.A International's infrastructure.

For more details of Liquid Blue visit us at http://www.woarecords.com/management

- W.O.A News Desk
W.O.A International - The Music Company

Friday, August 14, 2009

W.O.A Records' August Releases and Announcements

Every month W.O.A Records has been releasing some very interesting and news worthy albums. This month is bigger and better with the launch of several high profile albums and compilations including the W.O.A Radio Show which is launching officially on the 15th of august. This month's album releases include Cypher16, Legrand, Lorcan, Daze of Dawn, Risemann, Kate Ashby Craft, Lorcan Mac Mathuna and the Goa Chillout Zone Vol.2 All these albums are available at record stores (W.O.A Distribution Network) and online at the W.O.A Digital store and various other online stores including itunes and Amazon. We hope you join us in supporting these great artists and also remember that you can listen to all these artists on W.O.A Radio which is also available on the woarecords website at http://www.woarecords.com and as a podcast on itunes at http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=327013137 Cheers! - The W.O.A International Team

W.O.A International launches - W.O.A Radio

W.O.A International launches W.O.A Radio

W.O.A Radio a one hour weekly syndicated radio show promoting independent artists from the W.O.A International artist roster goes live

Aug 13, 2009 – Goa, India - W.O.A International launches W.O.A Radio, a one hour weekly syndicated radio show that will be broadcast across various radio stations, podcast channels, satellite stations and internet radio stations. The radio show will feature latest releases by W.O.A Records, one on one interviews with artists and news relating to the elite W.O.A Roster of artists and latest Independent music news and updates from the W.O.A International Headquarters in Goa.


“W.O.A Radio has been in the works for a while now and was planned to be launched a few years ago but was put on hold due to the unprecedented expansion of W.O.A International and its various divisions. I’m happy to see it finally kick off” says Oliver Sean, W.O.A President and Founder. "Independents signed to the W.O.A roster have a fantastic infrastructure with W.O.A Internationals existing divisions already and now with the addition of W.O.A Radio it just adds to this support system they have and reiterates W.O.A International's mission to be the No.1 Independent Music Company that serious Independent musicians across the world can count on"

The W.O.A Radio show can be heard on various stations across the world that syndicate the show as well as via podcasts that are available easily for all Independent music lovers at the itunes store for free and via the W.O.A records official website.

W.O.A International have also confirmed that all previews and first broadcasts of their releases will be done on the W.O.A Radio Show which makes it easy for fans of artists signed to W.O.A International to access and get all the information first hand from the W.O.A Radio Show. The show promises to be highly interactive where fans and listeners can chat with artists who appear on the show and learn more about their favorite bands and singers.

The official podcast is live on all itunes stores at http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPo ... also available to all visitors of the official W.O.A International website athttp://www.woarecords.com where listeners can also download the stream.

- W.O.A News Desk