Famous songwriter helps education startup get off the ground

Mark-Radice-PerformsThree-time Emmy nominee and Sesame Street songwriter Mark Radice performs at the SoKnox Studios Grand Opening on April 8, 2014. Photo courtesy Cathy Vangieri.

Children’s Media Studio has debuted the release of their new Christmas album, Sing And Spell Christmas Sing-Along, presenting nine classic Christmas favorites and two new original songs, with featured arrangements by Mark Radice, the three-time Emmy-nominated composer who has written songs for Sesame Street, Elmo’s Christmas Countdown, The Jim Henson Hour and The Muppets at Walt Disney World. Children’s Media Studios released all of the music videos for viewing on their YouTube channel, with complimentary holiday coloring pages also offered on their website.

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CNET touts Karaoke Cloud for under-$50 Stocking Stuffers

Sumi Das of C-Net shows off her singing chops with Karaoke Cloud while touting the web app for gifts under $50.

Sumi Das of C-Net shows off her singing chops with Karaoke Cloud while touting the web app for gifts under $50.

CNET’s long been a web staple for go-to advice on everything digital, so we were pleased as Christmas punch that presenter Sumi Das touted Karaoke Cloud as part of their “Stocking Stuffers Under $50” collection for this holiday season.

ION Audio’s Karaoke2Go, complete with microphone and speaker, comes with a free month of Karaoke Cloud and makes a terrific gift for the singers in your family – or better yet, snag one for the family get-together this Christmas, and you can all sing along to your holiday favorites (or anything else that strikes your fancy).

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How do you save your favorite karaoke venue? Love, and comic strips.


When patrons of SoHo’s Baby Grand heard their favorite karaoke showplace was closing, they reacted differently to the news. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, artist David Iseri drew a comic strip (set in the future) to commemorate the good times they’d all enjoyed there. Three others decided the center could not hold.

Cloud is where karaoke discs go when they die

All discs go to heaven...

Karaoke Cloud is where karaoke discs go when they die.

Music listeners continue flocking to online cloud-based delivery systems, and DigiTrax Entertainment is betting that the professional karaoke jockey and the casual karaoke fan will too.

A report from research outfit The NPD Group released earlier this year cited data gathered from 13- to 35-year-olds indicating that free and subscription-based streaming music services accounted for almost one quarter of those consumers’ average weekly music listening time, up from 17 percent in the previous year.

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What if EVERY diva showed up for karaoke?


Imagine if every famous diva you’d ever heard (or heard of) showed up for one night of karaoke. Now imagine they all sang the same tune, that Number One power ballad and karaoke classic “Total Eclipse Of The Heart“, as written by Jim Steinman and made famous by Bonnie Tyler.

Well, impressionist Christina Bianco did, and here’s what she thinks it may have sounded like.

Squared-away Karaoke CEO Started Out Punk

Joseph Vangieri’s experiences as a drummer in NYC punk and new-wave bands helped prep him to serve as the CEO of DigiTrax Entertainment, create KaraokeCloud.com, lead that company to the forefront of its industry, and blaze new trails in the tech space.

Joe Vangieri in his new-wave days with The Abstracts, in the early 1980's

Joe Vangieri in his new-wave days with The Abstracts, in the early 1980’s.

DigiTrax Entertainment’s CEO Joseph Vangieri, who has led the company into a position at the forefront of the karaoke market and innovated throughout the industry, got his start in music as a drummer for punk and new-wave bands in New York City. It may have been the perfect place to start.

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Music Genius Mark Radice Joins DigiTrax Entertainment

DigiTrax Entertainment heralds the addition of composer, musician and Emmy-nominated songwriter Mark Radice, whose credits include Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Barbra Streisand, Gene Simmons – and Sesame Street’s Muppets. Details and a classic video below the break.


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