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“Never Lend Your Axe to a Dick-head…”

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And other pearls from the rock n’ roll road… Had fun this week re-living past musical lives answering First/Last questions for  HughShows Redux! For pearls of wisdom such as “never lend your axe to a dick-head” and more… Read the full Q&A HERE –>> http://hughshowsredux.blogspot.com/2014/09/firstlast-leanne-kingwell.html Do I still sound angry…? WEBSITE:  https://leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Other People’s Shoes

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkyTByyuFVE&w=560&h=315] Not another music video… I made a short film called “Other People’s Shoes” in response to music video requests for the title track of my album, “Choking On Halos”. Shot in Melbourne and St Kilda, (Australia) over 4 days and just about as many in the edit. I’m pleased to present you with a short film about the song, rather than a music video about me. WEBSITE:  https://leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Hope inside Pandora’s Box.

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According to the myth, after Pandora opened the box, she closed it again, leaving only hope inside. According to fact, Leanne Kingwell’s entire “Choking On Halos” album has been added to Pandora Radio. In April 2013 Pandora Radio announced that their radio streaming service had passed 200 million users. At the time of writing, Wikipedia states that Pandora has “about a 70% share of the internet radio market in the U.S.”  You probably already know what a revolutionary, internationally renowned music discovery platform Pandora Radio has created. But you may not be aware of how difficult it is for an independent artist to get their music accepted by and added to this internet giant. Naturally, they have some serious gate keeping and quality control in place to maintain their position as the biggest and best internet radio service in the world. Pandora’s own website states: “while we feel a great affection and respect for everyone who makes the choice to create, the reality is that the majority of the music or comedy we receive does not get selected.” Having the whole “Choking On Halos” album accepted into Pandora’s “Music Genome Project” is a huge win and an exciting endorsement for an independent Australian artist who’s dedicated her life to, and spent just about every penny she’s ever earned, on making music. The Music Genome Project is described on Pandora’s website as being “the most sophisticated taxonomy of musical information ever collected” which “represents over ten years of analysis by our trained team of musicologists”. Unlike less choosy competitor Spotify, (who accept all music regardless of quality), Pandora Radio “does not use machine-listening or other forms of automated data extraction… each song in the Music Genome Project is analyzed using up to 450 distinct musical characteristics by a trained music analyst.” By manually assigning “genes” to every piece of music on file, Pandora Radio applies both science and heart, to calculate compatible music to play alongside the songs or artists a listener nominates as “station seeds”. Thanks for unleashing my DNA on the world, Pandora. And for leaving me filled with hope. Listen to Leanne Kingwell Radio on PANDORA here: http://pdora.co/1fDWzXn  WEBSITE:  https://leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049

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Start Spreading the News… ♩♬♪

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Kingwell HQ is busy gearing up to announce the US album release of “Choking On Halos”. Campaign to start spreading the news begins Monday 4 August 2014. iTunes American and Australian stores are already jumping with 5 Star Ratings and Reviews. The Deluxe Edition (available on iTunes), includes a digital booklet so you can sing along… and get the words right: Check it here: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 The result of two years intensive songwriting and recording. Produced in Hollywood by David J Holman (No Doubt, Bush & more). USA meet “Choking On Halos”. “Choking On Halos” meet the USA. Bust out the good crystal and pop the champagne. This baby is just about ready to rock. WEBSITE:  https://leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049

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