MW Music & Wine Partners With CIIC Public Relations Firm

MW Music & Wine announces their partnership with Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications (CIIC). As experts in the food & beverage, and lifestyle industries, CIIC has been chosen to lead the public relations and marketing efforts for MW’s expanding portfolio of services and products, including the launch of MW Experiences.

MW Experiences offer a unique opportunity for music and wine enthusiasts to interact with musicians on a more personal level and experience their passions and artistry in a new way. These events feature intimate performances from either renowned musicians who have their own wines or emerging artists from the MW roster. The exclusive events take place at distinctive locations where guests are guided in a tasting of the musician’s wines, either by MW’s wine experts, or the musicians themselves at more exclusive events. Additionally, the experience can be paired with cuisine that is prepared fresh on-site by a distinguished chef.

CIIC’s first call to action was to support MW on its kick-off event this summer with an intimate and exclusive MW Experience in New York City, featuring Jazz Vocalist and Composer Kristen Lee Sergeant, co-founder of Two Notes Wine and certified sommelier. The special event took place at the Mercedes Club roof terrace, where a number of press and media influencers were in attendance -

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CIIC have launched a creative PR and marketing campaign, including working with press, influencers and meetings and corporate event planners. They will also seek partnerships and work with MW executives to secure special cross-promotions with like-minded companies to continue to promote the MW brand. In addition, CIIC will also be helping MW to launch their upcoming MW Music & Wine Marketplace, a unique one-stop shop, pairing music and wine by only selling wines made or owned by musicians, as well as offering their music, merchandise, concert tickets and more.

“We are looking forward to working with MW Music & Wine to promote this one-of a-kind experience that brings musicians and wine together… There are so many opportunities to promote this unique platform.” - CIIC President Carolyn Izzo-Feldman.

“We wanted to find the right agency to promote our MW Experiences in order to increase awareness ofour company. CIIC has extensive experience with food & beverage and lifestyle PR and we are thrilled to be working with them to execute a variety of different campaigns to best publicize MW Music & Wine.” - Michele Wernick, Founder of MW Music & Wine.

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CIIC is a full-service, award-winning public relations and marketing firm specializing in creating dynamic campaigns for the travel & hospitality, food & beverage, and lifestyle industries. With offices in New York and Miami, CIIC has established affiliate offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Canada, and Mexico. CIIC is also an exclusive member of latamPR, furthering its reach in Latin America. CIIC is certified as a woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). For more information about CIIC, or to inquire about new business relationships, please visit www.ciicnews.com or call (845)-358- 3920.

MW Experience With Kristen Lee Sergeant and Two Notes Wine at The Mercedes Club, NYC - June 15, 2019

MW Music & Wine kicked off the summer with an intimate & exclusive MW Experience in NYC, featuring Jazz vocalist and composer Kristen Lee Sergeant, co-founder of Two Notes Wine and certified sommelier.  The special event took place at the unique Mercedes Club roof terrace.

Guests had the opportunity to delight in drinking Kristen’s wine, Two Notes 2015 “Triola Blend”, while she performed a few songs from her new album, Smolder (DownBeat Editor's Pick), and shared stories of her exciting journey as a musician, winemaker and sommelier.  As an added bonus, Ted Nash, co-founder of Two Notes and two-time Grammy winner, made a special appearance.

Please enjoy this video re-cap and click to scroll the photos below!

For more photos from this event click here https://photos.app.goo.gl/VXnM6q4Qkw8TD49n9

Jessica Wilde Released 'Roses In The Rubble' on Friday May 10, 2019

Roses in the Rubble’ is the first single from Jessica Wilde’s upcoming EP.

Released on Friday May 10, the song has been added to Spotify’s editorial playlist ‘New Music Friday NL’ (Netherlands), and Apple Music’s ‘Best of the Week’ (Netherlands) playlist.

Check out Jessica Wilde’s MW Artist page for other tracks available for sync.

Click the button to stream ‘Roses in the Rubble’ now on Spotify!

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Łaszewo Play Sold Out Show At Texas A&M University

Off the back of their incredible latest single, ‘Don’t Walk Away’, Łaszewo played a sold out show on 5th April at Texas A&M University.

The single has been their most successful yet, amassing plays across all channels:

Check out their MW Artist page for other Łaszewo tracks available for sync.

Click the button to stream ‘Don’t Walk Away’ now on Spotify!

Introducing MW's Newest Signing: The Talbott Brothers

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MW Music & Wine is proud to introduce The Talbott Brothers, a Portland-based duo composed of brothers Nick and Tyler Talbott. Born and raised in Imperial, a small town in Southwestern Nebraska, they began writing and performing together in the summer of 2012 before relocating to Portland, OR. Forming an alternative blend of folk and rock, The Talbott Brothers creatively combine blood harmonies with storytelling and infectious melodies. We are so happy to have them on board and can't wait for you to get to know them. 

In their latest full-length album, Gray, The Talbott Brothers illustrate the tension between conflicting relationships and the various trials of the human condition. Ear To The Ground Music describes it as “Equal parts optimistic and captivating, inspiring and hopeful.”

Following the album’s release, The Talbott Brothers made their debut at KINK FM’s Skype Live Studio, embarked on a national headlining tour, opened for Johnnyswim and ZZ Ward and performed at Sisters Folk Fest, Northwest String Summit, Flatwater Music Fest and clubs and theaters across the US.

In addition to having their music featured in national campaigns such as the Buckle and Tennessee Tourism, The Talbott Brothers are endorsed by Elixir Strings and have joined forces with Sennheiser for product showcase videos.

After playing more than 500 shows and independently releasing 3 albums, The Talbott Brothers’ deep-rooted passion and growing fanbase continue to drive them full steam ahead.

MW represents 100% master and publishing for The Talbott Brothers

You can also find them on our "Artists For Sync" page.

MW is Thrilled To Announce the Launch of MW Experiences in Partnership with Airbnb Concerts

MW Music & Wine is officially launching its first MW Experience in partnership with Airbnb Concerts at Roku Sunset THIS SUNDAY, March 25 from 2-4 p.m. with wine tastings, food pairings and live music.

The event will feature 6 exclusive wines, all 3 from John Legend’s LVE Collection, (Cabernet, Red Blend & Chardonnay) and 3 French wines from Jean-Charles Boisset’s JCB Collection (No21 Sparkling Brut, No5 Rose, French Kiss Sparkling Red Gamay). There will also be delectable food pairings by Roku Sunset and live performances by rising MW indie musicians, LeyeT and KLEZThe Roku bar will be open during the performances. 

These wines can only be experienced & purchased through the MW Experience in partnership with the Boisset Ambassador program. Guests will have the chance to interact with the musicians and purchase their music & merchandise.

The experience begins promptly at 2 p.m. and is limited to 50 guests. Tickets are $50 per person. Find more details and purchase your tickets at https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/204782.

MW Artist Adam Chester to Perform With Elton John's Band & Major Artists for “Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A Grammy Salute"

MW is proud to announce that artist Adam Chester will be performing with Elton John's band and major artists for the “Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A Grammy Salute," from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. ET. The program will air April 10 at 9 p.m. on CBS. 

Adam Chester has worked with  Elton John  and his band since 2005. The band fondly refers to Adam as the  “Surrogate Elton."

Adam Chester has worked with Elton John and his band since 2005. The band fondly refers to Adam as the “Surrogate Elton."

Adam Chester  with  Keith Urban  in rehearsals for the tribute concert

Adam Chester with Keith Urban in rehearsals for the tribute concert

During the performance, Chester will be playing the piano with Elton John's band and other major guest artists Sam Smith, John Legend, Miley Cyrus, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Chris Martin, Maren Morris, Little Big Town and Kesha. Chester will also be singing backgrounds, conducting a choir and a string quartet during the performance while Elton John enjoys the tribute concert from the audience.

“We’ve been rehearsing that for two weeks and I’m playing piano in the band because Elton will be in the audience. So that’s a first. My head is spinning, but it’s all good, though,” Chester said in a recent interview with the Miami Herald.

“This is the kid from Miami Beach High with all the Elton John posters all over his wall,” Chester added. “This is my dream come true.”

Adam Chester  with  Lady Gaga in New York City

Adam Chester with Lady Gaga in New York City

"Elton John: I'm Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute" continues the tradition of previous Emmy®-winning TV specials presented by the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS: "Sinatra 100—An All-Star GRAMMY Concert." "Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life—An All-Star GRAMMY Salute," and "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America—A GRAMMY Salute." 

Chester has been in New York the past several days rehearsing Elton John's band for Elton's Grammy performance with Miley Cyrus airing live Sunday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT on CBS.

Adam Chester is available for booking live performances at corporate & private events and wineries through MW Music & Wine.

Above Adam Chester with Miley Cyrus (who performed with Elton John at the 60th Grammy Awards,) Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and Sam Smith who were all part of the tribute concert. 

MW Artist LeyeT Releases New Single "Drip Drop"

MW is excited to announce the premiere of artist LeyeT's newest single "Drip Drop," available on all major streaming services. This is her first single release for 2018.

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"This song came about during a time of personal heartbreak…during what truly felt like the most painful thing I had yet to feel. In my mind, I pictured the weight of that feeling to be somewhat like being pummeled by waves and the journey of healing to be a slow, continual process that is a relentless cycle of drip/flood/drip until one day it all finally stops and you can see over the waves." - LeyeT

Just today, the song has been building traction among indie music streaming sites.

"You write it LeyeT, you pronounce it 'light.' LA-based indie pop project, LeyeT is a talented singer-songwriter who made her debut back in 2017 with the brilliant single ‘Don’t Make Me Cry,' followed by three more numbers. First release of this new year is ‘Drip Drop’, another slice of modernly conceived pop that will help the artist making a name for herself." - indieandtonic.com

"Following up on her Hype Machine-topper previous single 'Long Way,' LeyeT shares her first offering of 2018, 'Drip Drop,' and it is a pop banger. Los Angeles-based indie-pop singer-songwriter LeyeT – pronounce it “light” – hits strong with her first release of 2018. One must say that her previous single, “Long Way” has turned to be a big hit and there’s no reason she doesn’t achieve the same with this new song. “Drip Drop” is an infectious and instant pop song. Although it deals with a heartbreak, it’s a catchy track that is perfectly tailored to be stuck in your mind. 'Drip Drop,' like the sound of a refreshing rain when it’s too hot out there. There’s always these summery vibes with LeyeT and fun tracks like this one are always appreciated to go through our long Belgian rainy winters." - highclouds.org

"The LA-based musician has been making waves with her unique brand of upbeat, indie electronic music and her talents as a skilled singer-songwriter continue to shine in today's release. 'Drip Drop' sees LeyeT fully channeling her emotions into a cathartically crafted product. Her voice soars overhead swelling pads and bright guitar plucks. The euphoric atmosphere continues for a stripped-down chorus before culminating into an ambient breakdown and cinematic outro that ties everything together effortlessly. 'Drip Drop' makes for a great introduction to LeyeT in 2018, with new music and a live debut set soon to follow." - thissongissick.com

LeyeT is available for music licensing and booking live performances at corporate & private events and wineries through MW Music & Wine.

Announcing MW's Boisset Wine Ambassadorship & Representation of John Legend's LVE Wine

I'm excited and honored to announce that I have recently become an Ambassador for the award-winning Boisset Wine Collection. The Boisset Collection is synonymous with artistry, quality and sustainability and represents over 25 of the finest vineyards from California and France.  For me, Jean-Charles Boisset is to wine what Richard Branson is to music. Both are trailblazers in their respective fields, whom I greatly admire and respect. I've long had a love affair with wine, and knew when I created my company, MW Music & Wine Marketing, that I needed to work with the best in viniculture.

My extensive music business experience combined with a deep passion for wine inspired the pairing of these two industries in order to leverage marketing, promotions and sales for one another.  My professional career spans over 20 years in the music & entertainment businesses, working in music licensing, artist relations & marketing, music supervision, production, music management and major record label experience, as well as event planning. Along with the musicians MW represents for media licensing, MW also represents a growing roster of additional “tastemaker” musicians for booking live performances at wineries and private & corporate events.

I decided to focus on the pairing of music & wine when I began learning about the many musicians who have their own wine brands and then discovering that most people don't have this awareness.  My aim is to emphasize this pairing and bring this awareness to the marketplace by creating one-of-a-kind MW music, wine & food experiences, that range from intimate wine tastings for up to 15 people in a private home or office, to much larger events at exclusive locations (i.e. hotel rooftops, recording studios, sound stages, private nightclubs, etc.) utilizing Facebook 360 Live to give our guests a “real” taste of a “virtual" experience with a winemaker/winery from anywhere around the globe.

As an Ambassador for the Boisset Collection I am thrilled to be representing JOHN LEGEND’S wine brand, LVE!  With three varietals to choose from (Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon & Red Blend) you can’t go wrong with with any of these wines.  Whether they are given as gifts or enjoyed by you, they are sure to satisfy both wine lovers and music fans alike.

Please consider me as your personal wine concierge, here to help with any wine needs you may have.  With the holidays right around the corner, you can get some great gift ideas at my Boisset website https://my.boissetcollection.com/mwmusicandwine, where you can find tons of amazing wines to choose from, along with gorgeous jewelry personally designed by Jean-Charles Boisset, and other cool accessories.  Also on the site, you can sign up for free to become a Boisset Wine Society Member and shop for all wines & merchandise at a 20% discount.

Whether you are planning your next party/event, would like to sign up for the wine club, or simply want to order some wine, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me for personal service without the hassle of having to navigate through the steps on the website yourself.

I look forward to being of service to you, cheers!

"I want to get people to dream and associate wine with other things.”
                                                                     Jean-Charles Boisset

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I recently had the great pleasure of attending the Boisset Passport Tasting, hosted by Jean-Charles Boisset, at Heritage Fine Wines in Beverly Hills on November 4.

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John Legend's LVE Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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My first Boisset Wine Tasting at my home in Laurel Canyon on October 8 with delectable food pairings prepared by Chef Toby Neiman Berkow.

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MW Music Holiday Compilation 2017

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Can you believe it? The holidays are quickly approaching and you are probably starting to get requests for holiday-esque music, so we wanted to serve you a delectable mix of holiday songs from MW's diverse roster of artists. 
Included in the playlist are 20 songs in the holiday spirit that are a mix of public domain (PD), covers & originals. There's much more where these came from, but here's a taste. Enjoy!

Listen & download: MW MUSIC HOLIDAY 2017 COMPILATION

Tracklist:

  1. Angela Sheik - “Comfort and Joy” (aka "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") *PD
  2. Bellringer - “Joy to the World” *PD
  3. Belliringer - “Little Drummer Boy” (Instrumental*Cover
  4. Chuck Henry - “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” *PD
  5. Derick Nelson - “Call Me When You’re Home” *Original
  6. Derick Nelson - “Make You Mine” *Original
  7. Gitka Partington - “Jingle Bells *PD
  8. James Fairfax - “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” *Cover
  9. James Fairfax - “New Years Eve, We Go All Night” *Original
  10. James Fairfax - “Winter Wonderland” *Cover
  11. John Coggins - “Here Come the Holidays” *Original 
  12. John Coggins - “Big Big Holiday” (Americana Folk version*Original 
  13. John Coggins - “Big Big Holiday” (Pop version*Original 
  14. John Coggins - “Baby It’s Cold Outside” *Cover
  15. Justin Kolas - “Life Is Sweet” *Original 
  16. Klez - “Holidays are Here Again” *Original 
  17. Megan Cavallari - “Bossa Nova” *Orignal 
  18. Nik Freitas - “Joy The World” *PD
  19. Rabbit! - “I’m Feeling Christmas” *Original
  20. Wayne Miller - “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (Instrumental*Cover

MW represents 100% of masters & pub (except for cover songs) o/b/o all artists above.

Cheers!
Michele

michele@mwmusicandwine.com

LeyeT's second single Call U Out

LA-Based Indie Pop artist LeyeT has released her second single Call U Out, a follow up to her #1 Spotify Fresh Find's debut single Don't Make Me Cry.

Take a listen to Call U Out on Spotify & Soundcloud now

The single was premiered on Your EDM, included on Spotify's New Music Italy playlist, amongst several other features within it's first week of release.