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

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

W.O.A Records releases the highly anticipated Goa Chillout Zone Volume 2 Compilation CD.

W.O.A International releases the second volume of their successful GCZ compilation CD series with percentage of sales pledged towards animal welfare.

Goa, India – Aug 12, 2009 – W.O.A International proudly announces the launch of the second volume in the Goa Chillout Zone Compilation CD collection. With the first volume in this collection going platinum, several songs from the compilation were picked up by labels like Universal music and various film and TV series. This years release comprises of 26 world artists from both the company's record label W.O.A Records as well as unsigned acts. Keeping with the theme and format of volume 1 this compilation also is 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 as is the main theme and idea of the Goa Chillout Zone series – Musicians for Peace and Animal welfare.         

"After the success of volume one of the Goa Chillout Zone compilation we decided to increase the push that the compilation series gets from us and our media partners, this compilation was our way of getting together artists for a worthy cause and at the same time promote them on a major level" says Wanda Alvares, Executive Vice President / Head of Marketing "The result of the support and marketing of this album by W.O.A Records worldwide saw several of the Goa Chillout Zone artists being picked up by Universal Music Australia for their World Lounge Cafe series, various TV series and 2 major Feature films. Also we are continuing our plan of giving back to a cause we believe passionately in which is animal welfare. For every CD sold, we will give 10% of the sale to a charity that supports animal welfare."       

With the governments in many countries not providing facilities or funding to help stray animals it is a sad state of affairs for all animals. W.O.A International recognizes that it's something that won't be changed overnight, but passionately believe that continued support for this cause will eventually win through.

The Goa Chillout Zone CD Vol. 2 is the second release in the planned five-volume collection. Bringing together the best that W.O.A Records has to offer like Mark Hvilsted and The Wilkins from W.O.A Records, as well as Independent acts like Jamie Holden, Cajita and other top Independent artists.  

Artists interested in appearing on Vol.3 are encouraged to submit their songs for submission onto the collection via the W.O.A International site. With 10,000 copies being pressed and distributed to iTunes and Nokia music stores as well as retailers and radio stations worldwide including top clubs at holiday destinations like Ibiza, Goa, etc, it's an excellent opportunity for unsigned artists to be heard by large audiences.

With the Goa Chillout Zone CD Vol.2 set be a huge success like the first volume for both artists and the chosen charity and Vol.3 already in the planning stage, 2009 looks set to be a another milestone year for W.O.A International. Pick up the CD today 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 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:

Pete Saunders

W.O.A International

+91-9326126670

info@woarecords.com

 

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

Friday, August 07, 2009

The W.O.A Radio Show - LIVE

W.O.A Radio goes live on 15th August as a 1 hour weekly licensed show on radio stations across the world. The weekly W.O.A Radio show and podcast is a radio show that showcases some of W.O.A International's best artists. C

The W.O.A Radio Show will be available as a podcast download via the itunes store Internationally so all fans of all our artists can download the shopw and listen to it at your own time. Check for weekly updates of the W.O.A Radio show to hear the latest from the newest releases by musicians from across the globe via the itunes store and if you are lucky via your local radio station.

Interviews with W.O.A Stars, Contests and more will be included in upcoming shows - we hope you join us to support Independent music and have fun doing it :-) Also we would love it if all our listeners get interactive and give us comments and ideas how to make the show more interesting by emailing us at info@woarecords.com or skype us - our user name is W.O.A International (Leave us a voice mail and we will air it on the next radio show/podcast. 

Artists wanting to have their music aired on this awesome show send us your mp3's and if we like it - we will play it! W.O.A International is the global entertainment company that houses W.O.A Records, W.O.A Media Studios, W.O.A Artist Management, W.O.A Events, W.O.A Publications and is Home to the World's Best Independent Artists. - Team W.O.A Radio