Tuesday, September 22, 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.

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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.


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





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



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Friday, September 18, 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
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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.

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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.

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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"

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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.

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