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Maskerade A Smashing Success at Charity Event @ The Highlands Hollywood

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on March 27, 2011 by Maskerade

Mar 26, 2011 – On a night of birthday celebrations for Eric “EZ” Zuley and Jon Scudder, Maskerade shined on stage for a benefit for Japan relief. Many in attendance were amazed at the singer’s energy and song selection.

For those of you who don’t know, Maskerade is a singer, songwriter, and producer of R&B/Pop music. Although he’s still a relative unknown, he’s already been linked to some big names in the music industry, including Tony Neal of the Core DJ’s and NFL Pro Bryant McKinney. He sings with the swagger of Usher and the voice of a Ne-Yo with a hint of Jagged Edge.

His first entry, “Don’t Take Away My Dance” was a potential hit that stunned the crowd with it’s upbeat tempo and pop-synthesized chords. The record was reminiscent of a male Lady Gaga song and made everyone in the crowd start moving. Next, Maskerade slowed the tempo just a tad with his R&B song, “Sexy, Grown & Beautiful”. This record is destined to be a hit if ever it hits any Urban/Urban AC station. Maskerade brought the club back up to speed with his breakaway smash “Picture in the Air”. This song was a cool 120BPM that kept the crowd into it and they begged for more.

For a man that not too many people have heard of, his stock is on the rise. Maskerade is destined to be a star in any realm, singing, writing, or producing. He’s got a knack of great songs and boasts an incredible stage presence. Be on the look out for this rising star!!

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Contact:
Orlando Flintroy
iammaskerade1[at]yahoo.com

Official Website:
(http://iammaskerade.net)

R&B Singer Maskerade Makes Major Impact with “Unbreak Your Heart” Video

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 21, 2010 by Maskerade

R&B crooner Maskerade, a singer, songwriter, and producer from the Inland Empire in Southern California, has released the music vidoe for his first single, ‘Unbreak Your Heart’. Already, the video has caught the attention of several major music sites and the buzz continues to grow.

Inland Empire, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2010 — R&B/Pop Sensation Maskerade has been singing, writing, and producing heartfelt music for over 10 years. Now he is working to build steam with this new record as he tries to create anticipation for his forthcoming album, ‘I Am Maskerade’, due in stores early 2011. Several leading music sites have placed the video with great comments and results. Maskerade hopes more will come soon.

The plot of the video follows Maskerade as he watches his leading lady along the shores of the California coast. Flashbacks of a once happy relationship grace the screen as our hero works up the courage to ask his love back into his life. Directed by Christopher James, the video stars the beautiful Andrea Lynem, and a fully modified 1962 Chevy Impala.

“I told Chris that it was just going to be me, the girl, the car, and the beach,” explains the soulful singer. “I knew it had to be simple so the audience could connect with the song right away, through the lyics and the song.” Many viewers have done just that. One listener comments, “This is an absolute breath of fresh air!” on iTunes here. Advent Outpost blogs, “Solid Track!” here.

‘Unbreak Your Heart’ is availble on iTunes and other leading MP3 sites as well. The video first hit the net on Everyoneloveshiphop. Within the 36 hours of release it landed on Singersroom, Hiphopspy, Zillasays, and Thatcrack, a formidable mixtape site. FourFive World Music (ASCAP) is the music company behind the Maskerade movement and expects to see even greater results with this record.

FourFive World Music is an independent music publishing company owned and operated by Toma Johnson. FourFive World Music is currently seeking major label representation for Maskerade. Orlando Flintroy Management is currently handling management for Maskerade.

Contact:
Orlando Flintroy, Manager
(510) 393-5583
bgvoice4u[at]sbcglobal.net
cc: iammaskerade[at]gmail.com

Music Success in 9 Weeks – Week 5

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2010 by Maskerade

And again, this last week we’ve had some good things happen. I got the final edit of my first show this year. I’m going to use this video as a promo reel for trying to book more shows. My last performance that I booked, did not go so well. When I got there the DJ could barely get the sound system working right, so I didn’t go up. I did manage to pass out some free demos and add a few people to my email list.

Speaking of email lists, that’s what this weeks focus was about. The thing is though, now we’re adding on to the other lists of priorities that need to be taken care of. Am I up for it? Absolutely! It’s also a nice goal to shoot for 1,000 email listers. I like the idea of that. Even though there will be plenty of things for me to do and not enough time to do them all. I feel like the key is not to get caught up in the number, but in the effort. What I’m doing now is a whole lot better than doing nothing. In the end the true goal is to be much better off than when I started. Whether I win this challenge or not, I will be much better than I was.

I actually have a great email list on Reverbnation.com. I’ve also been continuing to build it as I go. Last week I actually added another name, so that was good. What I haven’t done in the past is keep in consistent contact. I’m pretty sure that is a problem. So the weeks focus is on that. So I sent out my first letter in many many months. I just explained that I’ve been working on a great album that I plan to release around the end of the year. I told them I was going to do my best to keep them in the loop and release a few songs here and there. I’m also going to post videos in the newsletter as well. My goal here is the consistency.

UPDATES:

Youtube is going strong. My channel has gotten over 100,000 views and I plan on doing about 10 more covers plus something controversial. (Maybe I can go viral). I also have a new friend, Scarecrow Beats. He just posted one song that we collaborated on, “Unbreak Your Heart”, and it’s gotten a ton of plays already. He’s really been pushing it because we both believe its a great song. Check it out here.

Twitter has shot up to 63 followers so far. I’m following 268 right now. I plan to increase that to 1,000. What I found is that the more you follow, the more that follow you! This helps everyone!

Facebook is a force to be reckoned with. I’m keeping all my friends abreast as to what’s going on in my life. Hopefully more come out and join me at my shows.

Myspace feels like a waste of time at times. I’m not giving up on it though. There are still a ton of potential fans on there.

Of all the things that deal with social media, I feel that blogs are the best. Learning about google reader and already having over 20 RSS subscriptions is really helping me get my name out there to people that matter.

That’s all for now. See you soon!

The Accountability Post

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 14, 2010 by Maskerade
I wanted to try to align my goals and dates as much as possible to the format of what Ariel’s asking for and that is what you see here.  I actually already had my goals written and re-written for my own personal plan before I read this post.  I posted a picture on my blog. Got to dream big, baby!!
It’s almost sickening, knowing that I have to hold myself accountable.  I think that’s part of the reason so many people don’t have goals.  If we don’t write them down, we won’t be surprised when we don’t hit them.  This is going to be fun, I just know it!

Good luck everyone.

A) 1 Month Goals
By August 15, 2010,
I have completed the work on my artist logo.
I have completed 10 more cover songs and uploaded them on youtube.
I have updated my manager on my goals and we’re completely unified.
I have sent out my latest single and contacted 100 radio stations.
B) 3 Month Goals
By October 15, 2010,
I have registered my name as a DBA and purchased business license.
I have registered my logo and name with the US trademark office.
I have performed 10 times.
I have sold 300 more of my latest CD’s.
I have completed production and pressed my newest CD.
I have created business cards, flyers, and t-shirts for my newest CD.
C) 12 Month Goals
By July 15, 2011,
I have secured a relationship with a well known booking agent.
I have sold over 10,000 CD’s.
I have been added to 25 radio stations.
I have completed a professional video for one of my singles.
I have completed a professional commercial for my newest CD.
I have earned over $60,000 through my musical efforts.

Game Plan Pt 2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 2, 2010 by Maskerade

The truth is that there really is no gameplan.  Or, at least it is being modified every day.  You, see it changes because I find new material or statistics that I have to factor in to trying to have success.

How do I define as success?  In its most minute form, success is being able to do what you love and earn an honest living at it.  At least that is what is means to me.  Your definition may be different then mine.  To each his own.

So my game plan is to work out some mental, physical, musical, and financial goals that I feel would fulfill my criteria for success.  Then, I will define a game plan that I believe will help me achieve those goals, because to reach them would be success!  I know I’m blabbering, but this is what’s directly on my mind at the time of this writing.

This game plan and these goals must fit in with what is going on in the music world.  The industry has changed dramatically and it continues to change.  Unfortunately, there really are no experts on how to get things done.   

So basically, the game plan is still in the works. 🙂  Wish me luck.

Mask

Change Will Come

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by Maskerade

Basically I’m here just to talk and write.  There are a vast number of difficulties in being a songwriter.  My biggest issue is not being able to connect my creative side with a monster business side.  That has been my past.  This is my future.  I will change.

Over my 34 years I have come to the realization that fear of failure can hault your life completely and back you into corner until you fight. And once you start fighting, you don’t care if you fail. Those of us human beings that are willing to fight, not without fear of failure, but not giving a bleep if you fail or not, are the ones who make it in this harsh world. Everyone else sits on the outside looking in. I don’t want to do that anymore.

I know what an incredible songwriter and singer I am. No one else knows though. That’s my problem. It’s time to change that. I doubt anyone will ever read this, but if you do then know that this was the beginning of my change. I don’t care if I fail or not, but I never want to say that I gave up on change.