Luke James from JustLetMeSing.com

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 11, 2011

Luke James from Bowling Green, OH has been named the winner of JustLetMeSing.com’s worldwide singing contest. To win, Luke beat out over 600 other contestants and made it through nine rounds of elimination singing a variety of cover songs and originals. The contestant search began in July 2010 and garnered entries from 48 U.S. states and 45 countries. Contestants uploaded videos and the public was invited to vote for their favorites at JustLetMeSing.com.

Luke received 154,000 votes to edge out the bluesy runner up, Anna McReynolds from Nashville, TN. The competition also had a parody category which was won by Tim Baggett of Newport News, VA. His finale video was a comical take on Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” called “We Didn’t Read the Label”.

While he was never into music while growing up, Luke finally picked up a guitar at age 18 and hasn’t stopped since. In 2009 and 2010 he made it to the Hollywood round of American Idol. After just missing the top 24 both times Luke decided to pursue a career in music and has been performing shows across the country.

Luke created his own videos, each with its own artistic flair. One of his more popular videos featured him singing Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” with over 30 wardrobe changes during the four minute song. Another is his original “We Fall” which showcases him playing guitar with broken strings in a suit and tennis shoes under a tree in the middle of winter.

As the winner, Luke receives the opportunity to record his own single at The Record Shop in Nashville, TN. He will also be performing on Balcony TV Nashville which is shot at The Hard Rock Café. Luke also receives a Virtual Radio Tour valued at $5,000, which exposes his music to radio stations across the country.

Season two of Just Let Me Sing will feature microsites hosted by local media partners in the U.S. and Canada. The site is integrated into Facebook and Twitter to increase the viral spread of the best videos. Anyone interested in becoming a microsite partner or contacting the artists please see below.

Contact Information:
Company: Just Let Me Sing, LLC
Web: http://www.JustLetMeSing.com

Sponsors:
CMC Promotions: http://www.CMCPromotions.com
The Record Shop: http://therecordshopnashville.com
Balcony TV: http://www.BalconyTV.com

Sue Basko, Lawyer for Music and Film, was kind enough to feature The Record Shop as part of her blog…

Sean Giovanni, Nashville Music Producer/ Balcony TV Nashville

by Sue Basko

The Record Shop is one of Nashville’s new creative, up-and-coming recording studios. Sean Giovanni is The Record Shop‘s owner/ music producer/ recording engineer.

Giovanni also runs Balcony TV NashvilleBalcony TV is an internet music show that brings in well-known musical acts to do one acoustic song apiece out on a balcony overlooking a scenic part of a city. Balcony TV was founded in 2006 in London and has since been franchised worldwide to Dublin, Hamburg, Poznan, Brighton, Auckland, Paris, Brisbane, Edmonton, Rennes, Prague, Toronto, and Mexico City. Nashville was the first U.S. city to have Balcony TV, and has been followed by New York and Austin. I love Balcony TV!

Sean Giovanni offers these insightful answers to my probing questions: Read The Full Interview Here……

Matthew Lasar of arstechnica.com shares news on Gene Simmons’ recent comments on illegal downloading. How do you feel about the effect of illegal downloads on the industry and what has been done to discourage P2P users? Share your thoughts for a chance to earn a day of studio time at The Record Shop!

Gene Simmons has made headlines after airing his very strong opinions on P2P and music piracy. Earlier this week, Gene was speaking at the MIPCOM convention in Cannes, France, and he advised people to protect their brand and be ready to lawyer up at a moment’s notice. read the full story here…

Austin Carr of fastcompany.com shares the recent news of how Converse is jumping into the music industry for a unique method of promotion.

Converse is testing a new way to get its foot in the door of the music industry.

The shoe company is building a studio in Brooklyn called Converse Rubber Tracks, which will provide artists with free recording time in exchange for future promotions. Converse is not looking for revenue from the songs themselves–artists will actually keep ownership rights–but it is hoping to gain access to on-the-verge bands, which will generate good will for the brand for helping to break them and get Converse in on the ground floor. read more…….

We are proud to announce that The Record Shop is now offering DAW lessons and support with DAWRESOURCE.COM

Here’s some info on this exciting new company!

DAWRESOURCE.com fills a niche in modern music, reflects industry trend that 

music is now produced entirely using computer music software. 

DAWRESOURCE.com offers live technical and tutorial support for major digital audio workstations (DAW) 

like Pro Tools, Logic, Live, Reason, Cubase, Sonar and more. It reflects music industry reality that almost 

all new music is being produced entirely on computers. 

Coppell, TX September 1, 2010 – DAWRESOURCE.COM opened its doors to the musicians everywhere 

seeking assistance in trouble shooting and learning their digital audio workstations (DAW). DAWs are 

computer music software that allows music producers and musicians to record, edit, and mix an entire 

song on their computer. 

Due to improvements in music software and increased processor speed, it is now possible to produce 

professional quality music on your computer using a DAW. In past, a professional-grade recording could 

only be achieved in a professional studio with hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of hardware. Now 

the hardware is replaced by software plug-in that easily works with modern DAWs. 

DAWRESOURCE.COM offers four support options that include support via phone, support via video 

conferencing using Skype, support at instructor’s studio and support at customer’s home or studio. There 

are also three convenient payment plans to meet all types of budget. 

Support and tutorials are provided by DAW Specialists from around the U.S. Most specialists possess 

official DAW certifications while all DAW Specialists have professional training and years of experience as 

musician and/or sound engineer. 

DAWRESOURCE.COM provides support and tutorial outside U.S. as well. Instructors communicate with 

overseas customers via phone and Skype. Currently all support is available in English and limited in 

Spanish. 

 

About DAWRESOURCE.COM: 

DAWRESOURCE.COM provides live technical and tutorial support for major digital audio workstations 

(DAW). Support is provided through its nation-wide network of highly trained and experienced DAW 

Specialists.

Pier Music Group is an Artist Management Agency with a network of young, energetic, and driven individuals, rooted in the music industry, working together to provide artist management, development & booking.From the artist management side, Pier is involved in planning, coordinating and organizing the careers of its artists. Also from a productions standpoint, Pier can provide every artist with almost everything they need to be successful.

The Record Shop has joined forces with Pier Music Group to offer yet another outlet for emerging talent to develop their projects. You can learn more about all that PMG has to offer by visiting their website at piermusicgroup.com

Be sure to check out Pier Music Group artists Queens Boulevard and Feedback Revival performing on our viral music show Balcony TV Nashville!