FFM’s David Powell on way to win February’s 2019 ISSA Award

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, News and Society
Currently just in the lead, our very own, ‘David Pete Blue Powell’ singer/songwriter and blues-man, needs your help to get across the line and bag up this much deserved award. Take a listen to David’s debut album on Spotify and then click the ISSA link below to vote. The International Singer Songwriters Association (ISSA) was founded by Tamanie Dove, a singer songwriter from Nashville, now residing in Atlanta who is dedicated to supporting and serving independent artists, and encouraging aspiring and professional singers and ...
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If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade…

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment
…and Lemonade Gang are doing just that.  Based in Meadowlands Soweto, South Africa, They consist of four members who go by the names of Tlotliso Lephoto (SpeedyGoSlow), Tshiamo Sengwatsi (Slxmm Ravenous), Tebogo Sengwatsi (Quan) and Thapelo Kgama (Cheps Chenko). Their blend of traditional sounds and contemporary soul/hip-hop and rap make them one of the most exciting new groups to enter the music arena in 2019. SpeedyGoSlow, Slxmm Ravenous, Quan and Cheps Chenko – Lemonade GangPlease enjoy, ‘Concentrate’ from Lemonade Gang’s debut release, ‘Yellow ...
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Latest Release from FFM Records – Only A Dream -Bill Madison

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment
FFM Records are proud to bring you the latest album release from Bill Madison, ‘Only A Dream’. Madison’s musical career spans more than 50 years; performing in the Folk Music venues of Boston, New York City and Montreal during the Folk Revival of the 1960’s, and playing in the ski resorts and honky tonks of Northern New England from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. Written by Mike Davies. The Florida-based singer-songwriter’s follow-up to last year’s If I Had The Time is, like that, mostly self-penned, three ...
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Latest FFM Artist - Phoenix Gold

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment
Phoenix Gold, aka Thando Mathunjwa, is a South African rapper and part of the flourishing music scene in this richly diverse country bursting with young talent. At just 17 years old, Thando raps about aspects of his life growing up in this exciting time in South Africa’s history. You can download the debut track, ‘Street’, now available from FFM Records by following the links below. www.ffmrecords.com
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Latest FFM Artist - Meivys Sahily

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment
Equipped with a rich, powerful voice and stunning stage presence, Meivys Sahily is poised to create a big splash on the music scene and FFM Records are thrilled to be releasing her debut single, ‘En El Rincon Del Olvido’ which you can sample here. (OUT NOW!) Sample ‘En El Rincon Del Olvido’ on Spotify Meivys SahilyOriginally from Cuba and now residing in Singapore, Meivys is building her career as a singer/songwriter and live performer. www.ffmrecords.com
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Two Thousand and Eighty-Four - A prophetic insight into humanity’s future.

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Since George Orwell wrote his epic and iconic novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, many of his prophecies have become our reality. Big Brother is watching us! Two Thousand and Eighty-Four takes us on a journey into the unseen and often dark side of our world. Our perception of reality is and always has been manipulated to benefit the dark forces that control and feed off us and, as we awaken from our stupor, we will begin to understand who we are and where ...
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Freedom for Musicians - Helping Musicians Everywhere

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Business, Finance, Shopping and Product Reviews
Freedom for Musicians exists to support independent artists from around the world through our own record label, support and exposure through our network and now, we are using Amazon to raise money to provide grants and bursaries for musicians who need a little help.   When you shop with Amazon, please consider using our link as this will give us a small commission which we can put towards our fundraising efforts. For musicians, by musicians and free from exploitation www.ffmrecords.com
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Initiative Q - A new currency

by Roger Moisan Business, Computers and Technology, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing, Shopping and Product Reviews
Initiative Q is an attempt by ex-PayPal guys to create a new payment system instead of credit cards that were designed in the 1950s. The system uses its own currency, the Q, and to get people to start using the system once it's ready they are allocating Qs for free to people that sign up now (the amount drops as more people join - so better to join early). Signing up is free and they only ask for your name ...
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Avoid going broke over Christmas!

by Roger Moisan Home and Family, Shopping and Product Reviews
There is no denying that the temptation and expectation to spend beyond our means over the Christmas period can be overwhelming. The pressure to provide the 'Perfect Christmas' for our families often results in a nasty January financial hangover! The TV tells our children they need the latest thing and our children tell us that they really must have..... What our children need and what they want are not the same. They need a roof over their heads, food in their ...
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Stress-free Christmas shopping with lovetobrowse.

by Roger Moisan Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Shopping and Product Reviews
Don’t kill yourself this year, shop online with Lovetobrowse. We’ve put together a selection of gift ideas for him, her and the kids so you can save time and energy. Just browse through the shop, click on something you fancy and BOOM! - job done. Oh, and we’ve found the best deals around to save you some of your hard earned cash. Christmas shopping made easy by Lovetobrowse
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It's time to start blowing your own trumpet!

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
It's never too early or too late to start blowing your own trumpet with this beginner trumpet pack from Gear4Music. Sound a fanfare to announce to the world that you are loud and proud (A brassy £119.99 inc VAT) Student Trumpet, Gold by Gear4music + Beginner Pack. OverviewThe Gold Trumpet Beginner Pack by Gear4music includes a high grade musical instrument with authentic features, as well as all of the accessories you need to get started. This pack is perfect for the ...
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How to improve your sax life quickly!

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
You can dramatically spice up your sax life with this brilliant starter pack from Gear4Music. (A very saxy £289.99 inc VAT) Alto Saxophone Complete Package, Gold. OverviewOur Alto Saxophone Complete Package features the Alto Saxophone by Gear4music; an attractive instrument with a vintage effect polished body and key work, giving you a great combination of sound and style at an incredibly competitive price. Included is a hard carry case, pad saver, instrument strap, mouthpiece 1 pack of 10 x Rico reeds, ...
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An electric guitar is for life, not just for Christmas!

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
It's something you've always wanted but never been able to justify. Yes, your own electric guitar! You can have it all with this starter pack from Gear4Music, everything you need to become a Rock Star Legend in your own bedroom. Go on, treat yourself. (It's only £99.99 inc VAT) LA Electric Guitar + Amp Pack, Black. OverviewThe LA Electric Guitar + Amp Pack provides everything you need to get started! The LA Guitar by Gear4music is a sleek, versatile guitar that can ...
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Investing in rental property without the hassle

by Roger Moisan Business, Finance, Investing
With the Brexit looming and a 'no deal' on the horizon, the Chancellors Autumn statement in November is unlikely to provide any stimulus or confidence for investors. As a business owner the question for me is where do I place my mid to long term investments particularly with regards to retirement planning.  Well my friends, the best solution is as ever, bricks and mortar. But not the old way of investing. Buying a rental property and hoping to get a decent ...
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FREEDOM FOR MUSICIANS – FROM CONCEPT, TO BIRTH, TO FLOURISHING BRAIN CHILD

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
Roger Moisan, Founder/Director, Freedom for Musicians At the beginning of 2016, I had an idea that I wanted to do something digitally/online that would help fellow musicians and be something that I could give back to the industry. My legacy if you like. Now, I had no idea what it would be or how to do it so I set about learning the tech, digital marketing and website building. This was quite daunting for this fifty-something dinosaur but I quickly discovered that ...
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Introducing ENTERFIRE and 'Slave of Time'

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Kids and Teens
ENTERFIRE was created by NIKI B (Nicholas Nikoloudis) in 2017. It is a project which talks mostly about the time that is passing without mercy and the world which is changing continuously. The songs crafted meticulously combined with powerful lyrics have resulted in melodic metal with trash influence. The vocals can change from clean to brutal, scream and distorted depending on the feel of the song. The videoclip for the band’s new single ‘Slave of time’ was shot at the ancient theatre of Thassos island in Greece. Many thanks to Thomas Doukinitsas who directed and shot the music video. The leader of the band, ...
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Introducing Singer Songwriter – Karly Moreno

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
As I sit here in my office on a cold and damp March evening in London, what a joy it is to introduce you to the living embodiment of sunshine, the radiant Karly Moreno. Karly hails from Orange County California and is living proof that music can transport you to a different place and time. Karly’s music is a fascinating blend of the new and the 60’s summer of love and is guaranteed to bring the sunshine into your day. Check out Karly’s ...
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Introducing a Prodigious Young Talent – Singer Songwriter, Kacey Hacquoil

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Many young girls dream of becoming singers and pop stars. They emulate their idols, singing along into the hairbrush handle with the mirror as an appreciative audience. I speak as a brother to two sisters and a father of two daughters! However, very few young women have the courage and talent to go out, stand up and perform  in front of a real live audience. Kacey Hacquoil is one of those rare young women who not only writes her own songs but possess the ...
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Introducing Singer Songwriter – ANNA

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
With the sad demise of NME Magazine, Freedom for Musicians are ready to take up the slack. Let FFM showcase your new music. Anna Madara Pērkone (23) is a dreamy, electronic music producer and singer from Amsterdam. All of her songs are completely self produced and mixed in a little recording room located in the middle of the city. While growing up on a coast in Latvia, Madara started a classical piano education at the age of 7. In 2017, she and ...
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The Phenomenal Alexander Hrustevich – A True Virtuoso

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, News and Society, Self Improvement, Kids and Teens
Alexander Hrustevich – Accordion Virtuoso…a virtuoso was, originally, a highly accomplished musician, but by the nineteenth century the term had become restricted to performers, both vocal and instrumental, whose technical accomplishments were so pronounced as to dazzle the public. In recent years, the term virtuoso has been overused and downgraded to include any artist who has command over their instrument. The word ‘proficient’ should suffice when describing most accomplished performers however, once in a while, a musician will come along who goes way ...
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