Fiona Bloom wins NARIP Award

Bringing SOUL MUSIC TO THE FOREFRONT and waking the rest of the industry UP!!!!  Fiona Bloom is a veteran in this business as she has dedicated 18+ years of her life in the music industry.  She started out at age 5 as a classically trained concert pianist so MUSIC really is in her blood.

She's been behind some of the hottest independent rising stars today like Blackalicious, MF DOOM,  C Rayz Walz, DJ Spinna, Anthony David, Atmosphere, Maya Azucena, and newer artists like Melissa Young, Proton, Heston, Sky Hy, SWAY, Jennifer Johns and others.  She likes to put her stamp of approval on acts before they hit like Spankrock, Artic Monkeys, TTC, Maroon Five, Kudu, Swollen Members, and several others who she's brought to NY stages before any other promoters.

Bringing SOUL MUSIC TO THE FOREFRONT and waking the rest of the industry UP!!!!  Fiona Bloom is a veteran in this business as she has dedicated 18+ years of her life in the music industry.  She started out at age 5 as a classically trained concert pianist so MUSIC really is in her blood.

She's been behind some of the hottest independent rising stars today like Blackalicious, MF DOOM,  C Rayz Walz, DJ Spinna, Anthony David, Atmosphere, Maya Azucena, and newer artists like Melissa Young, Proton, Heston, Sky Hy, SWAY, Jennifer Johns and others.  She likes to put her stamp of approval on acts before they hit like Spankrock, Artic Monkeys, TTC, Maroon Five, Kudu, Swollen Members, and several others who she's brought to NY stages before any other promoters.

However, the biggest quality Fiona has is the 'gift of gab' and the ability to create the buzz and allow the artist to Bloom (no pun intended). Also- the fact she hustles unlike anyone else we know.    Of course being a contender for people's business and churning out proposal after to proposal- it's no wonder she is the recipient of the 2007 TOP CONSULTANT/STRATEGIST of The Year from NARIP (National Association of Recording Industry Professionals).

She found out she won while attending MIDEM in Cannes.

So what's next? Well she's on the way to Melissa Young's album release party and the set up is lovely-  in Atlanta-  This Thursday, Feb 14th.   Smith's Olde Bar.

Then she brings a taste of Atlanta and Houston to NY for their debuts called ATOWN VS HTOWN- featuring  Karina Nistal, Proton, GripplyAZ and Joe B of Rebel Crew.   All 4 never performing in NY...This is what Fiona loves to do. Provide a stage and a platform for up and coming artists to exploit their talents to a new audience and be discovered.

Fiona also has a hand in this year's Soul Music programming at SXSW.  There will be a few soul showcases and artists like Maya Azucena, Russell Taylor, Melissa Young, Jennifer Johns, Renee Sebastian, Heavy, Yahzarah and Choklate have confirmed to perform. SXSW in Austin http://www.sxsw.com/

Then there's I GOT SOUL in June which is very exciting as it's dedicated to SOUL MUSIC 100%.  This is produced by Neo Soul Café and several other producers including Fiona. June 13-15thhttp://www.myspace.com/igotsoulmusic

She also hosts a music monthly dedicated to Acoustic Soul called NU-SOUL Series produced by Purpose Records and Edclectic Entertainment which is held at Frank's Lounge in Brooklyn. The next one is Feb 21st featuring Myoshi Marilla and Soul Cycle.

And lastly but not last--  Being that Fiona is a classically trained concert pianist - she has decided to practice her chops and ready herself for her NY Debut Piano Recital on her birthday at an upper east side supper club on April 10th.   

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