A complete record release solely through Apple’s App Store

Get it Free at the App Store
Get it free at the App Store

Jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp and guitarist/vocalist Derek Lee Bronston, collectively known as TSP (The Song Project), are releasing their brand new CD not as individual MP3‘s, but as a complete album experience in the form of an iPhone/iPad App via Apple’s App Store. These two musicians have defined their careers by innovating on their instruments, in composing and as players. It’s no surprise then, they would choose uncharted territory to release their debut recording.

Award wining designer/photographer Sean Mosher-Smith, responsible for artwork for music stars such as The Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz and K.T. Tunstall, is the designer and photographic contributor to The Song Project’s Applum. Sean states, “The beauty and elegance of the iPad and new iPhone is a compelling and brilliant canvas on which to present my artwork. Couple that with this great music and you have an awesome experience.”

“We are presenting a complete concept, a rich and full experience with all the advantages and elegance this new technology has to offer. We’re advancing the way you experience a recording.”

The Applum combines music, art, design and tech packaged and delivered via Apple’s iPad and iPhone and takes advantage of the high resolution retina display making a visually stunning and sonically compelling modern Digital Album/Applum.

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  • 01. Packt Like Sardines in a Crushed Tin Box

Imagine the music that changed your life. Was it Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” or Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”? Remember the feeing you had when you heard the music, held the album cover and read the liner notes? This Applum is going to give you the same experience. Hold the album, feel the elegance of the iPad, see stunning images, explore the artists’ notes on each song, take in the music – this engages you in sounds, sights and feelings. This is a complete presentation – a work of art.

Art of the Song, vol. 1 contains unique arrangements of popular songs by bands as diverse as Radiohead, AC/DC and Tears for Fears, as well as, 4 original compositions. The genre, in a broader sense, can be called instrumental jazz and is a blend of jazz improvisations, singer/songwriter feel, rock ballads, ambiant sounds and even a taste of New Orleans. Trumpeter Mark Rapp says, “The tracks are filled with great melodies. From jazz to rock to country to whatever, it’s honest, soulful expression that is our goal.” Guitarist Derek Lee adds, “We explore the art of the song both written and improvised.”

“We’re extremely excited to be supporting Mark and Derek on The Song Project,” added Michael Kauffman, SVP of Sales and Marketing at RightsFlow. “Both are inspiring innovators on their instruments as well as with technology, and we look forward to helping them reach high notes.”

The Applum is coined and created by app gurus theConspiracy, a Brooklyn based tech+design company, in partnership with the digital music company Paved Earth Music. The Song Project, initially a digital collaboration between Mark and Derek Lee, became a fully realized concept with their first gigs in the Spring of 2010 which included venues in Switzerland and New York City. The Song Project’s debut release Art of The Song, Vol.1 is slated for release in September 2010.

They will offer limited quantities of physical CD’s at live performances and rumor has it. From an iPad App to old-school vinyl, Mark Rapp and Derek Lee Bronston are taking cool to the next level.

LimeLight, a service of RightsFlowLicensing support for this project is provided by Limelight, a service of RightsFlow.  Limelight is the simplest way to clear cover songs.  You can easily secure the necessary mechanical license to cover ANY SONG for U.S. distribution for your digital, CD or ringtone release.



About The Song Project
For more info or to schedule interviews with the above, please call (718) 569-7980 or e-mail: info@pavedearthmusic.com

About RightsFlow

RightsFlow is a leading technology-enabled provider of mechanical licensing services and royalty payment technology for online music services, record companies, distributors, artists, and songwriters. The RightsFlow technology powers rapid song identification and provides an unprecedented level of transparency for both licensees and licensors.  RightsFlow specializes in obtaining bulk physical, DPD, and ringtone licenses including streaming, tethered, and limited download rights. Our proprietary “FLOW” licensing technology and 20 million song database allow us to serve over 10,000 clients obtaining licenses from publishers and songwriters all over the world – including major, independent and artist controlled works.

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