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Girls Rock Radio is seeking an alliance with media schools and media professionals to enhance our programming and provide opportunities to students and professionals seeking to explore the exciting and vibrant Internet radio venue.

Girls Rock Radio would like to work with you to define programming in the areas of music news, current events and trends, artist interviews, and general-interest radio programming. This may take the form of brief music news and/or current event spots, all the way up to one half to one hour or longer shows. Your programming team must feature a female host, but guys are certainly welcome as co-hosts, and the guests.

Although we seek to attract recurring, long-running programming, we realize that internship-type programs with media schools will likely result in short-term programming projects. This is fine, and we are eager to engage in this kind of relationship with media departments at universities and on down to the high school level. Long and short term programming projects also exist for independent media professionals seeking to add depth to their professional resume.

Girls Rock Radio features the music of women artists in the rock, pop, and alternative music genres. It has attracted a diverse audience from around the world, primarily in English-speaking countries, or where English is a strong secondary language. The listener demographic currently features an approximate 60/40 female/male split with the peak female age range between 25 and 34, and the peak male age range between 35 and 44. The music featured on Girls Rock Radio is generally upbeat and seeks not to align with any particular political, sociological, or lifestyle choice. It's simply a fun place to listen to great music. Girls Rock Radio is not, however, without a social conscience, and seeks to define a more robust role for itself through involvement in noncontroversial socially relevant pursuits.

If you are interested in a media partnership with Girls Rock Radio, please contact the station immediately.

A new star is born: Anna Blue; A young artist, self-described as an outsider, who has found music as a vent for her emotions. With her pure passion for music, it won't belong for her to take her place in the ears, and hearts, of the world.

Anna's music touches many subjects that are close to her heart. By transforming emotion into words and melody, she takes the listener into an authentic world of self-reflection and unhindered emotion. Also apparent from Anna's music is enormous passion for music, which brings her to the fore.

Her debut single "So Alone" doesn't just reflect Anna's thoughts and dreams but also shows that music can guide us through testing times. That, despite the crushing feeling of loneliness that the song describes, Anna's hope-tinged voice helps transport the listener into a world where emotion and longing mix seamlessly.

Recognized at an early age as a vocal talent, Anna found out what music was to her at just 11. In her lyrics which site sadness, loneliness and the search for one's true place in the world we can hear that behind it all is Anna's longing for love and understanding.

Anna Blue has created an online world for herself into which she can escape from everyday life. Here she can be herself without needing to pretend or conform. She can also exchange ideas, feelings and dreams with the like-minded people who gravitate around her. So if you want to find the real Anna, look for her online, she might just be a click away.

www.anna-blue.com

Your Voice on Girls Rock Radio - Think of all the Possibilities!

The easiest way is to leave GRR a voice mail, and I'll get it on the air. In a moment, I'll mention another "HD" option if you want to sound really awesome on the air, so "stay tuned," for that...

Calling Girls Rock Radio to leave a Shout Out Voice Mail is as easy as clicking this web-sticker, entering your phone number, letting Google call you, then connect you to Girls Rock Radio automatically. How cool is that?

Leaving a Shout Out to GRR is free, and Google can usually connect you to GRR for free within the USA, but your telephone carrier may still charge for airtime minutes and stuff like that. Be sure you know what they will charge before proceeding. I have no clue what will happen if you try using this from other countries.

What to "Shout Out"

You can:

  • Tell everyone your name and where you're from... (required)
  • Tell everyone the name of your favorite radio station... (required)
  • Give a shout out to/from your school, or work...
  • Profess your endless love for someone... 😉
  • Say happy birthday to someone...
  • Be fun and creative (just please keep it clean and brief.)

Messages left in a language other than English must also provide a translation. Just put it at the end of the message telling me what you just said and I'll edit that part out - OR - just do the shout in your native language and English which will probably sound pretty cool!

You can't:

  • Advertise...
  • Be lewd, crude, or objectionable...
  • Say stuff that would make me not want you on the air.

Girls Rock Radio reserves the right to edit your shout for content or length, or refuse to air shouts due to objectionable content, or for any reason at all really, but as long you keep it clean and have fun with this, you should be hearing yourself on GRR real soon!

The "HD" Option for sounding quite awesome

If you have a nice microphone on your PC, you can record yourself and perhaps a whole group of your friends, using one of the coolest audio recording and editing programs around - Audacity. Here's where to get it, and as the link implies, Audacity is available for PC, Mac, and Linux systems:

The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor
The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor

Of course, if you have your own favorite editor, feel free to use it instead; Audacity is just a suggestion, but it is pretty cool. And free.

Your HD Shout should:

  • Be recorded in 128k (or better) MP3 format. No other format accepted...
  • Follow all the other rules already mentioned for the Voice Mail Shouts...
  • Be emailed as an attachment to shoutoutgrr @ gmail.com

Now, get going and get yourself some air-time on Girls Rock Radio today!

TANADRA combines powerful vocals with intense guitar driven music to create a refreshing new alternative/hard rock sound that reaches down into the greatness of what Rock-n-Roll has to offer.

Primary Genres:     Rock
Alternative Rock
Hard Rock
Debut Release: Tanadra (EP), April 29, 2010
Label: Unsigned
Website: www.TANADRA.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/TANADRA
Email: Check the website for contact info

Tanadra's Personal Biography

My debut alternative/hard rock EP is about not being afraid to speak your mind. Trust me, I'm NOT afraid to speak my mind or express myself openly, even to the point of vulnerability. I have been through HELL and back! What shapes the very essence of this album is my personality and life experiences. I'll tell you one thing, the songs will get you PUMPED UP, PISSED OFF, BROKEN UP, TURNED ON, and TORN DOWN. In other words, we can all relate to the message, so much you might even think the EP is about you!

I was always a distinctive kid growing up in a small New Jersey town, and was never one to be lost in a crowd or a follower. My influences include Guns 'N Roses, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Alanis Morissette, U2, David Bowie and Joan Jett. I wrote my first song when I was 12 years old titled "Who Cares." It was about those people who were just haters and always trying to put me down 'cause I was different. Life can teach you so much at such an early age, forcing you to realize talents and abilities that have always been there but just needed to be unleashed. Sometimes life just does that to you!!!

I can honestly say that for me the songs on this EP are timeless because they speak to such emotional times of my life, of all our lives really. I didn't begin writing intending the songs to be that way . . . I mean hell, you just can't do something like that . . . but it certainly feels like that's what I've accomplished!!

The self-titled album from Michala Todd announces the arrival of a shining new star on the Canadian scene. The 16 year old singer is already an audience favourite in the South Simcoe, Ontario, area in which she has grown up, and this strikingly accomplished record now proves she is ready for prime time.

Michala Todd is the result of a fertile creative partnership between Michala and two heavyweight songwriters and producers, Cyril Rawson and John Acosta. They have had songs recorded by the likes of Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson and Reba McEntire (Rawson) and Sky, Acosta-Russell, and Toya Alexis (Acosta). The dynamic duo are now frequently writing together, with Rawson concentrating on lyrics and Acosta the melody.

Their complementary songwriting skills proved the perfect vehicle for Todd's striking voice. After taking time to learn Michala's personality and musical influences, they came up with original songs that reflected both, and the singer responded with enthusiasm and hard work. "She came very prepared for every session, and the recording went very smoothly," says Rawson.

The team concentrated on writing and recording a song a month, and over the course of that year, Michala's pure voice also gained in power. Her own musical tastes broadened into pop-rock territory, and this helps account for the stylistically diverse nature of the album. "We asked Michala what she was listening to through the stages of recording, and then we put that data into focus," explains Acosta. "The latter part of the record shows Michala's tastes evolving to the next stage." Artists Todd cites as inspirations and influences include Kate Voegele, Rihanna, JoJo, and Miley Cyrus.

The first single, "Me," is an instantly captivating slice of dance-pop. Co-written by Acosta, Jason Blume and Swedish songwriter Fredrik Hult, it fuses Michala's vibrant and clear vocals with an irresistible groove. The rock feel of "The Next Time" is neatly enhanced by a hint of grit in Michala's voice, while the catchy "Tongue Tied" has a cool '80s synth-pop vibe. On "Close Enough To Fall," Todd shows she can also handle a big emotional ballad with graceful ease.

Despite her tender age, Michala Todd is far from a musical novice. She began taking singing lessons at Alliston's Modern Conservatory of Music at age eight, and quickly impressed her tutors there with her natural talent. After five years of study there, she switched to a renowned Toronto vocal coach, Ryan Luchuck, and continues weekly vocal lessons with him. Michala's commitment to her craft is a strong one, and she is now also learning guitar, on the instrument she won with her victory in a Schomberg Idol talent contest.

Todd has also shown both a passion and flair for musical theatre. She has shone in area productions of such musicals as "Bye Bye Birdie," "Copacabana," "Once Upon A Mattress," and in the lead role of Barrie's Theatre by the Bay's "Cinderella." Michala's talent is certainly no secret to those living in the Tottenham, Alliston and Barrie area. She performs regularly in coffee shops and cultural and community centres in the region, and appeared with distinction at five Barrie festivals last year, including the major Celebrate Barrie event.

In November, Michala's international singing debut was a real triumph. After placing second (out of 2,000 entries) in an online talent search designed to raise awareness of Mastocytosis and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, she was invited to perform with other winners at a large benefit concert in Washington, D.C.. The five songs she performed there were very warmly received.

She has been quick to assist local charities by performing at their fundraising events. "So many people have reached out and supported Michala, and she feels the best way for her to help others and give back is through her voice," explains her mother and manager, Karen Todd.

With a heart as big and warm as her voice, Michala Todd is destined to make a real musical mark. This is a young artist to watch closely.

For more information, contact www.myspace.com/michalatodd and www.michalatodd.com.

written by: Kerry Doole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hklDq6oZPVk

Michala's collaboration with Nashville's Don Somerville and Michael Lee yielded "House of Glass" (currently airing on GRR) and "In-Between." Building upon that obvious success, Michala recently reunited with Somerville and Lee to record three new tracks -- "Make It Work," "Invisible," and "The Dare." We're looking forward to giving these tracks a listen!

Featured Artist: Betty Navas

This Miami bred artist began cultivating her musical styling in grade school while studying voice and piano. Her musicianship varied from singing and playing in school assemblies, local television programs, the acclaimed Miami's Children's Chorus, playing guitar with an acoustic ensemble, singing in various plays and touring with a pop/rock ensemble. After attending Hollywood's famed Musicians Institute of Technology, and a stint as a backing guitarist to some LA locals, Betty pressed pen to paper. This transition led to turning a thought into a chorus and melody from emotion into popular music.

Redefining her vision, her road to success has already begun as an artist writing/performing music for her own band, for the stage play Fine in Hollywood and independent film Chance (directed by Amber Benson of TV's Buffy The Vampire Slayer). Diverse musical ability has also enabled her to sing in a commercial video and play a date with hardcore Warner Brothers outfit Heidi . This diversity culminates work that represents Betty Navas as a talent. Talent and the ability to transform life into music are the true window to Betty's soul.

A Guitar Lesson with Betty - so easy and natural. This is a 5-part series. Watch it! 🙂

There's so much written about Paramore that I feel it would be somewhat of an injustice to just rehash any of it. Opinions vary anyway, and the facts are the facts. Wikipedia and the official Paramore website can give you all you need.

As for me? I mean why post Paramore as a Featured Artist on Girls Rock Radio if they are already so well known? Am I just another voice in a huge sea? Probably, but I truly think Paramore is a band for the ages. Still, I'm not so self-absorbed as to believe my opinion really matters all that much, and yet I do "feel" something for this band.

Hayley, Jeremy, Josh, Taylor, Zac all have immense musical talent. They can swing from something powerful and hard like Ignorance, to soft and reassuring like The Only Exception, to light and fun with That's What You Get. With a social consciousness, they can front a cause through music like We Are Broken.

Each member of the band has a personal style, and I'm sure the women in the audience find the boys in the band splendid and divine for all their style and talent, not to mention their good looks. So too with Hayley, the loveliest of flowers with unmistakable dash and voice, yet with a tenacity that, only at first blush, may seem understated. She brings a level of caring warmth to the presence that is Paramore which adds definition well beyond the music.

The Only Exception

That's What You Get

We Are Broken

Featured Artist: Sarak Lonsert

Overall Grand Prize Winner of the 14th Annual (2009) USA Songwriting Competition!

Biography

I have written over 10 songs as well as 2 books. When I am working on my acting or singing I am drawing. career. Currently I am working on my first album called Dreams and Poetry. Duane Thomas is the Executive Producer and Anthony Mazza is the Producer.It will be out by mid April. I hope you enjoy!!

My first single, "Dancing Through Life", which I co-wrote with Jonathan George is a dance beat with classical flares. My next single "Romeo" is classical vocals over a hip hop beat played as a waltz. I really love and enjoy creating music that fuses 2 different worlds that profoundly belong together! That style is what I call Popera.

I have been in over 20 Musical Theatre plays. Some of my favorite rolls include: Wendy in "Peter Pan", Young Bell in "Scrooge", Evil Queen in "Snow White", Queen Aggrivaine in "Once Upon a Mattress", Lion in "Wizard of Oz", Ida in "Honk", and Glenda in "Wizard of Oz".

I have also had amazing opportunities to work with some incredible people. I have worked and written 3 songs with Deborah Gibson (80's Pop-Star and Broadway Star). Heather Provost (2009 Tony Nominee for Reasons to be Pretty) and her Husband Dan Callaway have been coaching me on my Broadway singing and acting style. I also study voice with rock star vocal coach Billy Purnell and study acting with Cynthia Bain. I also take theatre dance class with Angel Creeks (Broadway Dancer). It is amazing how each of these people have helped me to get where I am today!

Biography:

HEY YOU! A mixture of power pop, glam rock, and songs that make your head bop! Made up of three dudes and one chick who bring a high energy, in your face act with songs that will be stuck in your head for days. And not to mention, they have a smokin’ hot lead singer with some pipes. With sounds of pop, rock, and punk influences, some would say that if you were to put Pink, Green Day, No Doubt & Wolfmother in a blender, you would get a taste of the Hey You concoction. So Drink up!!

We are the ones you dreamt of at night wondering when music was going to fully come back. We are nothing but the dreams of which you yourselves have created. Yes, we know! There has been a lack… a BIG lack in the rock department, and we are finally serving up what you have ordered. We haven’t come to mess around, because we never make messes… making a mess makes us and we have other people that clean that up. We are making it known, right now, right here, that we are taking over. We are the ones that have been resurrected in the skies brought forth and forged together to bring,… no,.. assemble, an army as one but equal to none.

Each leader of whom you should feel so lucky to even know their names has oddly enough their own special abilities, but when brought together of course form as one. You will be lead by Kyle Tkatch, Commander of Hey You Vocals. Her mesmerizing God given, organically grown, scrumpt-chili-doses damn good looks and not to mention super powerful vocals can not only put any man or women on there knees instantly in love, but can also take all their clothes off by singing one note. And then there’s the ladies man, Derek John, Major General for Hey You Guitars. His quick fingers and wailing razor sharp guitar leads can get stuck into you so fast it has been described as if you had a thousand ninja stars hit you at the same time. Brett DeCarlo is Head of Classified Intelligence Operations of Hey You Bass. His smooth moves on bass can cause earthquakes and is scientifically proven to be the only cause of them, look it up it’s a fact. Matt Thompson, Fleet Admiral of Hey You Drums, can’t help but indulge in his hard hitting, right on the money drumming. It has been known to cause a sonic boom almost every time he isn’t careful, one bad hit and poof your gone, nothing but ash.

So, consider yourself warned! We are currently in the studio recording our debut album...so watch out... we are coming for you! But there's no need to hide or resist it.... why stay at home when you can come join us. Get your off your ass and we’ll see you at a show or shit...let's throw a party!!!

The Band:

Kyle Tkatch - Vocals
Derek - Guitar
Brett DeCarlo - Bass
Matt Thompson - Drums


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