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Sunday, December 26, 2010

MusicArtists4U Offers “One-Stop” Music Experience filmed at Sound Kitchen

MusicArtists4U Offers “One-Stop” Music Experience
Peter Cronin •, billed as a “one-stop interactive experience featuring live and taped performances, music videos and the ability for the consumer to purchase music, videos and artist merchandise,” was launched April 19 by interactive music marketer Bruce Uher. The new online music venture will feature performances by emerging and established artists and singer/ songwriters from a variety of music genres and will initially include Country, Rock and Singer/Songwriter channels.

Another area of the site will facilitate venues across the globe booking the artists featured on the site. The site will also include an internet radio station for each genre of music, which will front and back-announce song titles and artist names along with several different radio programs and artists interviews. Also featured on the site are an online magazine with video musical equipment reviews, instructional videos on playing various instruments and songwriting.

Uher owns Ohio-based MultiMedia-Interactive and works with artists including Charlie Daniels, Confederate Railroad and Tracy Lawrence.

“Now is the time because almost everyone has access to high speed internet” says Uher, who has teamed up with former Sony Music A&R executive Anthony Martin to launch the new venture. “The music business is changing, and will allow artists of all genres to be seen and heard.”

E1/Koch Entertainment has teamed up with to give fans the opportunity to purchase and download music from all E1/Koch artists. Koch artists Confederate Railroad and Cody McCarver are now on, and both acts will be releasing new music in June.

Longtime WSM radio DJ and Grand Ole Opry announcer Keith Bilbrey has signed on to host’s country television show, with the premiere episode featuring country rock hitmakers Little Texas. The country show is filmed at Sound Kitchen Studios in Franklin, Tennessee.

Uher also announced Coca-Cola as a major sponsor, with RoadHawg Cases signed on as a co-sponsor of the series. is also dedicated to charitable organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and a portion of all proceeds will be earmarked for those organizations.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sir Cliff Richard Releases "Bold As Brass" Recorded at Sound Kitchen Studios


To celebrate Sir Cliff Richard's 70th birthday, EMI Music released 'Bold As Brass', a show-stopping album of swing and big band favourites with a classic Cliff twist, recorded live at Sound Kitchen Studios, Franklin, TN.

Including such classics as 'They Can't Take That Away From Me', and 'I've Got You Under My Skin', Bold As Brass showcases Cliff's voice in a spectacular and unique way. Famed "We Are the World" producer, Michael Omartian, was at the helm in Sound Kitchen's Big Boy Studio.

This must-have for all Cliff fans is out now on CD, Digital Download and a Limited Edition Box Set with exclusive Jigsaw & bonus 2 track CD.

Sound Kitchen was honored to have recorded with Sir Cliff Richard, who has sold more than 260 million albums worldwide. An amazingly successful artist whose body of work spans generations.

See for more details.
Monday, December 20, 2010

Dailey & Vincent record at Sound Kitchen Studios

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Congratulates Dailey & Vincent on the release of "Biscuits, Gravy, and Bluegrass" Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, on Cracker Barrel/Rounder Records, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart, ultimately spending 19 weeks in the top 3 and earning Dailey & Vincent their second IBMA Award for Album of the Year. It was also the Hot Shot debut on the Country Albums chart, coming in at #19, and it debuted at the top of the Heatseekers chart. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store lent their support to the Dailey & Vincent Front Porch Tour, and the band traveled the country in their Prevost bus wrapped with the Cracker Barrel logo and images from the CD booklet. The album is #3 on Billboard’s year-end Bluegrass Albums chart, while Dailey & Vincent are the #2 Bluegrass Artists of the year.

Dailey & Vincent were just in the Sound Kitchen's Studio A to record background vocals on Dolly Parton's newest album.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sound Kitchen Studio Congratulates Billy Currington On His New #1 Hit

Sound Kitchen would like to acknowledge Billy Currington for all of his chart success with his new album, "Enjoy Yourself", and your #1 hits recorded at the Sound Kitchen; produced by Carson Chamberlain. And, if achieving another number one hit wasn't enough, Nashville Lifestyle Magazine recently named Billy as one of the most beautiful people in Nashville. Congrats to Billy for all your success.

Sound Kitchen Studios Hosts Benefit Vintner's Evening For The Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee

The Down Syndrome Association Of Middle Tennessee Vintner's Evening "Sip 'n Savor" recently held at the Sound Kitchen Studios. According to NFOCUS, this was a "super cool and unique event held in the Big Boy Studio, making it a night that stood out in our book." Not only was it a special evening filled with acoustic music, but it was a tremendous financial success, thanks in part to the Laird Family Estate Vinyards and the wonderful cooking of Franklin's caterer to the stars, Constant Craving. Sound Kitchen was featured in the October issue of NFOCUS Magazine.

Music Connection Magazine names Sound Kitchen's Managing Partner, Ira Blonder, one of Country's Best Studio Managers

Music Connection Magazine names Ira Blonder, Managing Partner of the Sound Kitchen Studios, one of the nation's top studio managers. In the article, Ira offers his unique perspective and business philosophy on how to operate a studio and succeed in turbulent times.

Sound Kitchen Studios Featured in Fringe Magazine

Fringe Magazine, a Nashville based cutting edge, indie artist magazine, is published by David Kiggins. Sound Kitchen Studios offers its congrats to Fringe magazine's continued success! Recently, the Sound Kitchen was featured in the magazine, showcasing its long and storied history as one of the country's top recording studios. Along with thousands of indie acts, internationally known artists, spanning all musical genres have recorded at the Sound Kitchen; artists like Dolly Parton,
Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, RUSH, Chicago, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Sir Cliff Richard, & Keith Urban to name a few.

Sound Kitchen Records Legendary Band, Chicago, & World Renowned Producer, Phil Ramone

In Sound Kitchen's "Big Boy" studio, Chicago, and Phil Ramone (15 time Grammy Award winning producer)collaborated on Chicago's new Christmas album.

Sound Kitchen Client, Mark Connors, Featured In Country Weekly Magazine

Sound Kitchen client, Mark Connors,was recently featured in the December issue of Country Weekly Magazine. We encourage you to learn more about the man and his music.