MarilynMusic's Michael Gaines and Casey Conrad braved crowds of over one hundred thousand people and one hundred seven degree desert sun to experience the unique three day music marathon, known as Coachella 2012. "We felt right at home during the entire 3 days, surrounded by nonstop music and an endless parade of partying people." said Gaines. "It's was like an amusement park but instead of rides there's great music," observed Conrad, who flew in from New York.
Conrad's trip also included meetings on the Paramount lot with legendary producer Gene Kirkwood, ("Rocky," "Pope of Greenwich Village,") to discuss an upcoming film project with MarilynMusic. "It's great to be involved with Gene again whom I've learned a great deal from having worked on several of his pictures. Gene understands the crucial link between music and film, and has expressed great confidence in what MarilynMusic has to offer the movie business." said Gaines.
Back at MarilynMusic's NYC studio The Vertical Room, Conrad is busy finishing the mix on a new track titled "Be My Muse" featuring singer songwriter Zane Carney. He's also lead guitarist for the broadway show "Spiderman Turn Off The Dark", as well as the band "Carney" with his brother Reeve who happens to also star as Spiderman. "Zane is a great guitar player and singer we've worked with before and we're excited to feature his voice on our tunes," commented Conrad.
MarilynMusic's Casey Conrad is also in the middle of producing an album for singer/songwriter Joanne Perica. A close friend and collaborator on numerous tunes, Perica recently completed the song "Bones" with Sony/ATV artist Thom Crawford, produced by Sacha Skarbek, (Adele,Train, Jason Mraz) and featured in an upcoming film Called "For No Good Reason" with Johnny Depp.
"Joanne's record is a strong emotional statement, we're taking our time exploring several musical genres and it will be well worth the wait," said Conrad." There are some very talented musicians on this record including Gary Haase, Karen Cole, Jeff Mironov, Zane Carney, Phil Hamilton... There may also be some truly great guest stars featured. Names discussed include singer/songwriting juggernaut Sera Burus, (recently signed to Sony by L.A. Reid). Perica's record is due out in the fall.
MarilynMusic's Michael Gaines is back in NYC to continue his collaboration with Conrad on their ever expanding song catalogue. They also recently got together with good friend and colleague, well respected writer/prod Gary Haase and made a licensing agreement to offer a significant selection of tracks from Haase's catalogue on MarilynMusic.net. "We're excited to have a talent of Gary's caliber associated with MarilynMusic." Gaines concluded.