Saturday, March 28, 2009

W.O.A Records partners with Universal Music Australia

W.O.A Records and Universal Music Australia join hands for Cafe World Lounge

Panaji, Goa - 27th March 2009 - W.O.A Records, India's biggest International Independent Record Label, has partnered with Universal Music Australia to feature their artist Luna Blanca from Germany on Universal Music's latest compilation 'Cafe World Lounge' alongside world famous artists.

Luna Blanca's song 'Rising Sun' is now featured alongside artists like Nelly Furtado, Nenneh Cherry and Youssou N'dour, who are all featured on the compilation CD World Cafe Lounge.

Luna Blanca's Rising Sun single is also one of the featured songs on the world famous compilation Goa Chillout Zone Volume 1 (W.O.A Records) and has also been on the No. 1 spot on various radio charts across the world.

"This venture with Universal Music Australia is part our plan to grow larger and increase our network to support Independent artists so that great musicians like Luna Blanca can be featured alongside major artists like Nelly Furtado"  says W.O.A International Founder and President, Oliver Sean. "Through the years we have created partnerships with various other major labels, TV Networks, Radio Stations, Distributors and Companies that join forces with us thus helping us support our artists. These partnerships are growing every year and is great news for all our artists"

W.O.A Records recently released 3 International albums in Goa which are being supported by Vh1, Zee Cafe, Big FM and others and W.O.A Records is expected to release the highly anticipated albums Goa Chillout Zone Volume 2 and Independent No.1's Volume 1 this April. These albums will feature some of W.O.A Records finest artists from its Management and Record Label roster.

W.O.A International is also currently planning and organising the India Tour 2009 and the Dubai Tour 2010 which are two of the biggest tours in these regions that are conceptualised and organised by W.O.A Events, part of the W.O.A International Group.

- W.O.A News Desk

For more info please log into http://www.woarecords.com

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Master of melody - ExpressIndia

Master of Melody
Roshan Kumar Mogali
The Indian Express

If there ever were a musical sorcerer, then his shoes would fit Oliver
Sean to a tee. A rhythmic illusionist and conjurer of rhyme and
substance, Sean is simply sensational. At the trivial age of four,
Sean assumed the role of a singer. At eight, he was strumming away on
his guitar and when eleven, Sean waxed into quasi-lyricist. He is the
real deal, the whole shebang when one adverts music.

Sean doesn't conform to fads and vogues of the times. Contrary to the
remarkably sweeping trend of collaboration observed in the music
industry at present, Sean isn't too big on collaboration. "Though I
wouldn't mind collaborating with established producers, I am chary of
the messages in my songs transposing due to many cooks spoiling the
broth," he says.

His upcoming English album Getting Around, is also set to release this
year. The lyrics, being deep and soft, are intrinsically about peace
and love. Anent the title of the album, he says, "A single child, I
lived a protected childhood assuming the world to be all hunky-dory
until I encountered deceptive, two-faced people along my way. Having
grown-up and learnt it the hard way, now I have gotten around to know
life's ugly secrets."

Though he is mixed up with his lineage, belonging to multiple
ethnicity-Italian, Portuguese and Indian heritage-, having grown up in
Goa, he considers Goa as his hometown and his perennial destination
for peaceful contemplation. He also has a penchant for animals and
looks to it that ten per cent of his albums' sales revenue goes
towards animal welfare and to stop fur trade.

Having studied to be a sound recording engineer in the US, he is an
industry in himself, writing, arranging and composing all the tracks
in his albums by himself. Categorising his music as acoustic rock,
basically world music, he sometimes commixes it with music from ethnic
instruments. But then again, this isn't his conscious decision. "My
music attempts to blend genres. It blends rock-and-roll with rock
music, blends the music of 60s with that of the 90s. While arranging
music, more and more instruments keep coming into the picture and it's
always an artistic choice to accommodate these instruments," Sean
explicates.

This being his first time playing in Pune, he is assured of a large
audience due to the large number of colleges in the city. At the
concert here on Saturday, his fans could look forward to some music
from his new album Getting Around, a few chosen previous hits and some
classic songs like Knocking on Heaven's Door à la mode de Dylan.

His fabulous feats have included the French government including his
composition The Libran Mind as the theme song for its tourism campaign
of the Massif region. Entirely instrumental, this was uncharted
territory for the singer-songwriter. Sean is also the owner of two
recording companies – W.O.A Records and Sevenz Records. He figures in
a band called the Oliver Sean Band. Though for gag's sake, it is also
sometimes called Oliver Sean and the Longhaired band.

His multilingual world rock album Darna Chod Do, a commingling of
world music and mainstream rock, saw him delving into Hindi songs. The
ideas and compositions, being his own, he collaborated with several
lyricists on the album.

(As printed on the Indian express (online version at
http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/master-of-melody/304420/ )

- W.O.A News Desk

It's finally here - The Dubai Tour 2010

It's finally here - The W.O.A Records Dubai Tour 2010!

Early bird submissions are being accepted right now at
http://www.woarecords.com/submissions

Full description and FAQ coming up soon right here on this blog and at the
official W.O.A Website http://www.woarecords.com/events.

Thought you guys should know that 1 lucky artist who submits will have an
all expense paid tour which would include International travel to Dubai.

.

- W.O.A News Desk

The India Tour 2009 - Submission Deadline...

The India Tour 2009 submission deadline is coming close... If you haven't
submitted yet please do so at http://www.woarecords.com/submissions

- W.O.A News Desk

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009

W.O.A Records article on Goan Observer 7th March '09

The article as published on Goan Observer on the 7th of March '09.

- W.O.A News Desk

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Author Wanda Alvares (WOA) featured on the Times on International Women's Day - 8th march '09


International Women's day article on the Times of India that featured W.O.A
International Marketing Director (Author) Wanda Alvares. As featured on the
8th of March '09

- W.O.A News Desk

Advertisement of the W.O.A Records Show - 8th March '09

The Advertisement of the W.O.A Records album launch party as appeared on the
Navhind Times on the 8th of March '09

- W.O.A News Desk

Saturday, March 07, 2009

WOA to release albums at live concert - 6th feb '09 -The Herald

The article on the Herald on the 6th of feb '09

- W.O.A News Desk

W.O.A Records to launch three International albums with a live concert by International DJ Stuart Lloyd

W.O.A International through its record label to organize a gala event in Goa to launch their new International albums with a live concert by International DJ Stuart Lloyd and guest performances by various W.O.A artists.


Goa, India – March 8, 2009 – The International record label W.O.A Records based out of Goa and having its branches in Dubai, UK and The US is all set to release three of its latest International albums which have hit the itunes US charts. These CDs are being released all across India and are currently top selling albums Internationally via the W.O.A International Distribution network. To celebrate the launch of these albums the event is to see a Live concert by International DJ Stuart Lloyd along with two of W.O.A India artists Lloyd Paul and Saurabh Som.


W.O.A Records has joined forces with Rock & Raaga Records India to increase their distribution foothold within India and coming together for these three new albums, Rock & Raaga Records has now partnered with W.O.A International as W.O.A Records' distribution partner for India.


"All of us at W.O.A are very excited about this upcoming concert and album launch as it is expected to be the first of its kind in this region", says Wanda Alvares, Marketing Director W.O.A International "W.O.A has pioneered Independent music promotions in India and with the launch of these albums and fantastic artists we reiterate our support and complete backing to good Independent music".


The albums to be released are Goa Chillout Zone Volume 1 featuring 26 International artists from the W.O.A Records roster coming together on this compilation CD to promote peace and love with 10% of the sales revenue going to animal welfare and stopping the fur trade. Also being launched is the UNESCO backed album 'One World One Love One People' by W.O.A UK artist Alison Woods whose video 'Just think of good things' has recently started airing on Vh1, Zee Café and various other music channels. The final launch is of the album 'Los Perros - Puta Madre' by British DJ/Singer/Producer Stuart Lloyd who has flown down especially for this event and will be the headlining act for the launch party.


International Rockstar Oliver Sean who is also the President and CEO of W.O.A International will be present at the event to officially release the CD's along with author Wanda Alvares (EVP/Marketing Director W.O.A International), Rajesh Malhotra (Managing Director Rock & Raaga) and other W.O.A International artists who will be making an appearance at the event.


The launch will be held on the 8th of March at Fiplees in Benaulim where everyone in Goa can experience W.O.A Records' latest concert & launch which is set to be a gala evening with great international music, celebrities and much fanfare.


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

Friday, March 06, 2009

W.O.A Records launches Stuart Lloyd - The Herald 6th Feb '09

The article about the launch on Sunday as published on The Herald on the 6th
of Feb 2009.

- W.O.A News Desk

Thursday, March 05, 2009

W.O.A Records to launch 3 International albums with a live concert by International DJ Stuart Lloyd

W.O.A International through its record label to organize a gala event in Goa
to launch their new International albums with a live concert by
International DJ Stuart Lloyd and guest performances by various W.O.A
artists.

Panaji, Goa ­ March 5th 2009 ­ The International record label W.O.A Records
based out of Goa and having its branches in Dubai, UK and The US is all set
to release three of its latest International albums which have hit the
itunes US charts. These CDs are being released all across India and are
currently top selling albums Internationally via the W.O.A International
Distribution network. To celebrate the launch of these albums the event is
to see a Live concert by International DJ Stuart Lloyd along with two of
W.O.A India artists Lloyd Paul and Saurabh Som.

W.O.A Records has joined forces with Rock & Raaga Records India to increase
their distribution foothold within India and coming together for these three
new albums, Rock & Raaga Records has now partnered with W.O.A International
as W.O.A Records¹ distribution partner for India.

³All of us at W.O.A are very excited about this upcoming concert and album
launch as it is expected to be the first of its kind in this region², says
Wanda Alvares, Marketing Director W.O.A International ³W.O.A has pioneered
Independent music promotions in India and with the launch of these albums
and fantastic artists we reiterate our support and complete backing to good
Independent music².

The albums to be released are Goa Chillout Zone Volume 1 featuring 26
International artists from the W.O.A Records roster coming together on this
compilation CD to promote peace and love with 10% of the sales revenue going
to animal welfare and stopping the fur trade. Also being launched is the
UNESCO backed album ŒOne World One Love One People¹ by W.O.A UK artist
Alison Woods whose video ŒJust think of good things¹ has recently started
airing on Vh1, Zee Café and various other music channels. The final launch
is of the album ŒLos Perros - Puta Madre¹ by British DJ/Singer/Producer
Stuart Lloyd who has flown down especially for this event and will be the
headlining act for the launch party.

International Rockstar Oliver Sean who is also the President and CEO of
W.O.A International will be present at the event to officially release the
CD¹s along with author Wanda Alvares (EVP/Marketing Director W.O.A
International), Rajesh Malhotra (Managing Director Rock & Raaga) and other
W.O.A International artists who will be making an appearance at the event.

The launch will be held on the 8th of March at Fiplees in Benaulim where
everyone in Goa can experience W.O.A Records¹ latest concert & launch which
is set to be a gala evening with great international music, celebrities and
much fanfare.

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