June 6, 2008
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May 5, 2008
Inclusive Rhythm Foundation Release Premiere Album: Do You Love You?
Courtyard Music’s first offering mixes world, rock, reggae and electronic in a sublime songset that stirs the heart and soul.
South Beach, Florida February 5, 2008—Courtyard Music, the world’s first independent music and publishing company to provide new opportunities for long-term equitability, creative expression and growth, is proud to announce the release of DO YOU LOVE YOU by the Inclusive Rhythm Foundation (IRF).
With nearly 70 minutes of music across eleven tracks, IRF represents a new breed of artistic creation. With band members hailing from the US, Australia and Spain, the non-gen songs explore humanity, love and the evolving human spirit.
All songs were written live and recorded in less than 10 days. “Our spontaneity lends to an intimacy that translates well to the listener transcending many different environments,” notes Executive Producer and band-member Jason Gordon. “While we took many months revisiting and mixing the album, we believe the tracks resemble a world-view that focuses on consciousness, creativity and caring.”
Song selections range from the pop/dance ALL ABOARD to drum-circle inspirations of BALAFONE SANDWICH. The 1970’s style rock-anthem FRUIT BEARING TREE gives way to a gospel-style MY LOVE and the lushly orchestrated and heartfelt sentiment of I WISH YOU PEACE.
“Our intention was to rhythmically capture as many styles as possible and draw on the heartfelt inspirations of our members and their culture,” noted GRAMMY® producer David Ruttenberg. “From smokey bar-room jazz tracks like WALKIN’ THROUGH THE STORM to the radio-friendly and electronic-styles of TOUCHED, IRF has managed to do what few artists these days dare: to be courageous, buck the trend of mono-dimensionalism, and take chances with their music.”
December 31, 2007
Courtyard Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Karina Blakeley as its Artists and Repertoire Manager.
Ms. Blakeley’s responsibilities marry the creative content of songwriter’s to those ideal performers; but more importantly, she provides additional services guiding artists through the entire entertainment life-cycle.
Karina is optimally capable, having lived in studios and on-stages worldwide as both a singer and a songwriter. She has also achieved International critical acclaim in the process. Moreover, she’s a gifted mentor, being extremely well versed across multiple disciplines under the Alchemical Courtyard umbrella.
“There are plenty of good people who serve as A&R Executives in the music industry. Few have the real world experience, and breadth of knowledge that equal Karina’s abilities,” noted CEO Jason Gordon. “While Courtyard Music artists benefit from her vast array of skill-assets, Ms. Blakeley’s presence separates Courtyard Music from its’ competitors and provides us with differentiators that remain matchless in the marketplace.”