MPress Records New Arrivals: Volume One

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**MPress Records To Release "New Arrivals" Indie Compilation Series**

MPress Records, a nationally distributed label founded a decade ago by 2005 Independent Music Award Winner Rachael Sage, will be producing a series of rising artist compilations beginning this Fall. Sage, who has also received Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and shared stages with Ani DiFranco, Melissa Etheridge and Sarah McLachlan, has been inspired to present such a compilation "ever since I performed at Lilith Fair and experienced first hand how powerful it could be...for artists at all different levels in their careers to perform together for an equally diverse group of music-lovers."

This will be the label's first recording project aimed at increasing exposure for exceptional self-released material. As such, artists will receive free marketing to MPress contacts i.e. Radio, Press and Internet, as well as cross-promotion at live events presented by MPress Records, including 6000+ pieces distributed at CMJ Marathon 2005 and other label-attended industry conferences. Wider plans to service the disc to press and college/AAA formats are in the works. A to Z Music Services will be partnering with MPress as the official CD duplication sponsor for "New Arrivals".

At least 4 of the slots are reserved for Sonicbids artists on the "New Arrivals: Volume 1". AAA, Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Rock and Pop submissions highly encouraged, but all styles of music are welcome and will be considered. MPress Records, which has released six albums of Sage's keyboard-driven art/pop, has produced numerous showcases and festivals highlighting DIY musicians (i.e. "MPressFests") throughout the country; artists accepted for this project may be invited to perform at local "CD Release" events throughout the year aimed at promoting the compilation and gaining greater exposure for said artists. 10 copies will be provided to each artist; additional music-related prize and product discount offers from pending sponsors also being sought at this time.