Is there a PLACE for a record label in today’s DYI Music Business? Ned Sedlak of Swoon City Music explains it all

March 15, 2018

Founded by music industry and publishing veterans Mike Beck, Maureen Lloren and Ned Sedlak, Swoon City Music was built on the philosophy of “artists first” and a commitment to developing successful careers for their artists in a smart, long-term and meaningful way. A full-service label and music publishing company, Swoon City Music is located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn and is also home to Refuge Recording – a one stop audio production studio


If you want blood, you got it. Brian Johnson vs. Bon Scott… who was the better AC/DC front man?

March 12, 2018

In the right corner in the skin tight jeans and no shirt is the champion, Bon Scott, in the left corner in the pancake hat and denim vest we have the contender Brian Johnson. Which one will be the champion front man of the legendary hard rock band AC/DC? Tune in to this week's Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus Podcast to find out! Featured Loudini Artists: Black Star Riders Conquer Divide Turbowolf


Christa Deánā finds her Own Voice while Spreading “The Good News”

March 9, 2018

Christa Deánā (Duh-nay) is a Christian Singer/Songwriter from Philadelphia who sings with conviction and power. Her songs speak to the journey of a woman after God's own heart. Each song is deeply rooted in a personal, yet extremely vulnerable relationship with God. It's the beauty and emotion in her voice and the candor in her lyrics that help inspire others to go all the way, every day, with God.

Dedicating herself to music as a child, she won first place in the Young Artist Competition for the city of Allentown, PA. A gifted writer, Christa Deana performed her first original song at 11 and went on to write over 50 more. Her vocal ability also developed young, securing her lead oratorios from classics such as Handels Messiah, Mendelssohns Elijah, Vivaldis Gloria, and lead songs in Gilbert and Sullivans The Pirates of Penzance. In addition to writing and singing, she has toured with several choirs that took her to Romania, Turkey, France, Spain, England, and all over the US. During this journey she found a love for conducting and excelled as a choir director for several choirs. She has worked with The Lesser Light Collective as a soloist, writer, and conductor, directing the choir for their performance at Washington Adventist University.

Christa Deánā inherited perfect pitch, excellent natural timing, a powerful vocal instrument and a creative soul. But shes been diligent to cultivate her gifts, obtaining her music education degree from the University of Valley Forge. Not content to simply make her own music, she pulls beautiful music out of her students and collaborators. She is currently a music educator and worship leader at various facilities and churches. She is also the co-owner for ChristaCourt Productions.

Currently she is focusing on releasing a new single in February 2018 called "If God Doesn't Want It" and a self entitled album with all new original music Fall 2018. As she continues to tour and spread the message of the power of God, she's ecstatic of what's ahead. Join the mailing list and follow her on social media to stay up to date on what's to come!


Rahn Anthoni, turns Tragedy into Triumph, and Spreads a Message of Love and Understanding

March 9, 2018

Award-winning Christian artist Rahn Anthoni took the international press and airwaves by storm with 2017’s most inspirational track, “I’ll Trust You.” The song earned him a Radio Music Award and an Indie Music Channel Award, and numerous other accolades, including the Man-Up Award, for his charity work. Rahn’s history with inspirational music has helped him develop a positive relationship with God and the world of song. Despite the heartbreaking circumstances surrounding the death of his special needs son, Aaron Hatcher, Rahn has been able to turn tragedy to triumph, delivering a message of hope and love to the masses.

Encouraged by the support the country music world showed his r&b-flavored music, Rahn has returned with an ambitious new “country soul” tune, that’s reminiscent of Darius Rucker, Charley Pride and other soulful country artists. “Highway” was written by Rahn, and it tells of his journey from tragedy to triumph, looking back on the story of his life. It will be released on MTS Records in January 2018. Watch the video for “Highway” at


Van Halen’s Lost Boy, Mitch Malloy has the Best of both worlds as a Hard Rocking Performer and Nashville Producer

March 7, 2018

Rocker Mitch Malloy has released his new, full-length CD MAKING NOISE. This recording marks the first time Malloy has undertaken an album solely by himself from start to finish – songwriting, producing, instruments, mixing and mastering. “I have always brought in a few musicians or songwriters to work with me on projects in the past and have really enjoyed what they brought to the table. But this time, I was in a different place and really needed to work through everything musically by myself…thus, My Therapy!” said Malloy tongue-in-cheek about the first single, with video, aptly called My Therapy.

Mitch has been busy the past year not only writing and producing his own album but also writing and producing projects for clients in his studio, Malloy Master Tracks. Mitch states, “I love working with young artists and passing the torch to a new generation of rockers.” Malloy Master Tracks is a full-service production facility that serves a variety of clients from hit acts and labels like Taylor Swift, Boys Like Girls, Kenny Loggins, Johnny Gates, Craig Morgan and Sony Music NY to singer/songwriters Victoria Show, Gary Burr and Billy Falcon and even voice over work for Outdoor Channel, Field & Stream and various other brands.


Top 10 Female Fronted Rock and Metal Acts of the 2000’s

March 7, 2018

Women are rocking harder now than ever before in the history of rock and metal. On this episode Lily, Keith and Lou pick the top 10 Female fronted rock and metal acts post 2000. Featured Loudini Artists: Diemonds Butcher Babies Dead Sara  


Andrew Boles takes off the mask and finds his true self with No Alarms

March 4, 2018

After nearly an entire decade of searching for the ideal sound to share with the world, multi-instrumentalist Andrew Boles made the most important move of his life by relocating to Detroit to bring his music-career to the next level in 2016. Boles decided to shift away from solo-life to a five-piece band, taking on the incredible talents of 4 up and coming Detroit local musicians into the official lineup to play the songs live. Immediately discovering the depths of the bond between them – the songs Boles had written never sounded better; the high-energy melodies and dynamically transformative, wild, synth-drenched indie-pop music of No Alarms became the realized version of its intentions & ambitions.

"What's Right Is Left" is the first single from No Alarms's forthcoming EP, which was self-recorded in both Texas and Detroit, and mixed and mastered by a legend in the industry, Sefi Carmel (Phil Collins, Massive Attack). The EP conveys the struggles of getting through to friends with serious addictions, codependency, and finally, the overwhelming hope of getting through to the other side.


What Band’s are Carrying the Torch For Rock Music?

February 27, 2018

 If you've been listening to The Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus, you know that ROCK IS NOT DEAD! But Which bands/artists are doing their best to keep it alive? Tonight Lily, Keith and Lou discuss their top picks for rock's brightest torch carriers Featured Loudini Artists: Shaman's Harvest Pretty Reckless Emperors & Elephants



The REAL Fight Club: Ranking the Films of David Fincher

February 19, 2018

The week, the Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus turns it's attention to the world of filmmaker David Fincher. With films like Se7en, Zodiac, and Fight Club how are Lily, Keith and Loudini going to put them in any kind of order that makes sense. Tears may be shed, but you do not want to miss this week's podcast! Featured Loudini Artists: Greta Van Fleet Thundermother Reign of Z


Eli Lev, World Traveler, Adventurer, Mystic, Indiana Jones with a Guitar

February 11, 2018

At the center of the most potent folk music is a shamanistic vessel that’s traveled miles in the outside world and miles within his or her emotional interior to emerge with music that instantly breaks down walls and opens hearts.
Folk singer-songwriter Eli Lev beholds the gifts of such journeys. He’s a searcher, a sage, and a storyteller with a message of unity in song. He pens hymns for everyday enlightenment—songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and they offer wisdom culled from self-discovery. His upcoming two-album release, All Roads East and Way Out West, imaginatively and intrepidly connect spheres and generations with a body of work that’s irresistibly uplifting, emotionally resonant, and groundbreaking.
“When I’ve been on the road, and I can’t speak the language, I’ve always been able to play a song and suddenly everyone’s singing and dancing. There’s a connection there, and, in that instant, there is a community,” marvels the Washington, D.C.-based artist.

Eli has built a robust profile through wowing audiences whenever he picks up a guitar. Select highlights from his national and international performances include appearing at Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada; Music on the Mall Festival in Washington DC; Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for the METRO Performs Series; and playing at the US Capitol building at the invitation of DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.
Currently, he maintains a busy schedule performing on what he has playfully dubbed the “Beltway Tour,” which includes an impressive series of appearances at hundreds of venues throughout Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia in clubs, taverns, festivals, house shows, wineries, art exhibits, markets, resorts, and community events. CBS Radio News has featured an interview with Eli, and ReverbNation has spotlighted four of his songs. As a recording artist, Eli has previously issued the live-in-the-studio EP, Shy Desert Morning.
“To me, folk music represents a tradition of reinterpretation. Before people had a medium to record, they weren’t tied to one version of a song. The music could grow and evolve,” Eli says. “Together, these albums represent an artistic statement about folk music and how songs can be interpreted in many ways.”