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2.) Alicia Blue
3.) Roger Hallaway
by VVME – October 30th, 2016
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Check out Skin & Bones in an interview recorded recently on KX 93.5 on the Daily Scramble Live
We are happy to announce that Skin & Bones has been selected for the 2015-2016 artist of the year!!!
by VVME – November 17th, 2015
FIVE OF FIVE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS “THE PITCH” ON NOV 10TH
by VVME – November 8th, 2015
Artists can submit their material at Five of Five Press Kit to have a chance to be VVME’s next “Artist-of-the-Year!”
Fantastic year for VVME, Stay Tuned!
With our year-end banquet a great success, we finally conclude this years Five of Five Music Entertainment Project. It’s been a fantastic experience working with CSUN students and administration as well as our Artist-of-the-Year, Goldboot! Thank you all!
Stay tuned for updates on next year’s VVME project starting in August 2015!
Check out CSUNStudentLife’s video about VVME!
by VVME – May 8th, 2015
Five of Five Music Entertainment Announces “GOLDBOOT” as Winner of their “Artist-Of-The-Year” Talent Search
by VVME – November 11th, 2014
“GoldBoot has shown us promising enthusiasm and dedication to their music and to their brand. We’re very eager to start working with them. Their sound is full of energy and charisma, much like their personalities. With where the industry is headed, we feel GoldBoot will have a great deal of success along with optimum marketing potential.”
The Dirty Diamond, Memoir, and GoldBoot will perform at CSUN as students, fans, artists, and music industry professionals mingle.
Five of Five Music Entertainment: Students at CSU Northridge Seek Out Upcoming Artists for One-Year Record Deal
by VVME – September 26th, 2014
Five of Five Music Entertainment is beginning their artist talent search now, and will be taking submissions until October 7th, 2014. Artists can submit their material at www.fiveoffivemusic.com to have a chance to be VVME’s next “Artist-of-the-Year”
by VVME – Sept 17th, 2014
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!
Five of Five Music Entertainment (VVME) is looking for a new artist! The chosen artist will receive professional recording, EP release show, management, marketing, promotion, merchandise, and event management by the VVME team as well as a free year of Presskit.to INDIE
VVME is looking for artists of all genres who are ready to take their career to the next level
Your free submission also includes a free three-month trial of Presskit.to INDIE
– 3-song demo or EP
– Complete artist bio
– Artist photos
– Must not have professional management or recording contract
– Complete contact info (not just a link to artist website)
– Must be available to perform at The Pitch* on Tuesday Nov 4th
(All applications must be submitted by Tuesday Oct 7th)
*The Pitch is VVME’s live show for the finalists of this year’s talent search
Five of Five Music Entertainment (VVME) is the student-run, faculty advised, music and entertainment company based out of California State University, Northridge. For over a decade, VVME has worked with an array of developing artists on the rise in the music industry. By providing artists with professional record production, marketing, public relations development, and touring support, VVME continues to elevate artists from amateur to professional status.
Artist retains all copyrights for original song material and sound recordings. VVME will not retain any commission from the sale of Artist sound recordings, merchandise, or revenue generated by musical performances
by VVME – April 17th, 2014
April 17th, 2014 – Los Angeles – Five of Five Music Entertainment (VVME), the student -run, faculty-advised record label at CSU Northridge has released a new single “Tidal Wave” from the Los Angeles-area Electronic Dance Music (EDM) artist, Illustrated. “Tidal Wave’ is the first release from Illustrated’s upcoming EP “Define Me.” “Tidal Wave” may be streamed at https://soundcloud.com/illustrated.
The single has been gaining lots of attention being featured on popular blogs like This Song Slaps and EDM Sauce’s top 10 list of new music as well as Youtube Channels like Electro Mixes Radio, Rusted Media, and Chimaera Music. His Soundcloud profile has received over 7,000 plays in the first four weeks for the new single, and is growing by the day. VVME hopes to achieve even greater success with the release of Illustrated’s upcoming EP, “Define Me,” which is to be released April 22nd.
Five of Five Announces “ILLUSTRATED” as Winner of Their “Artist-of-the-Year” Talent Search
By VVME – November 23rd, 2013
“will work with their next Artist-of-the-Year ILLUSTRATED throughout the next five months on a record release as well as various productions and events.”
Five of Five announces the Pitch feat. Pause, Illustrated, & Flavia and Red
By VVME – November 12th, 2013
November 14, 2013 at 7:30pm, three artists will be performing on stage for The Pitch, held at the Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall on campus at California State University, Northridge.
VVME will host and facilitate the event and create an unforgettable experience for the community and the music industry. PAUSE, ILLUSTRATED, and FLAVIA AND THE RED will each present their pitch by performing on stage for the votes of the audience. The winner, chosen by VVME and the audience, will be signed on to the VVME record label the following week.
Tickets will be available for purchase through the Associated Students Ticket Office, conveniently located directly underneath the Plaza del Sol performance hall on the CSUN campus. Prices will be $15 for general admission, $10 for faculty and only $7 for students.
The winner will then be represented by VVME, and with that comes EP record production, physical and electronic press kits, physical and digital marketing, distribution, event production, and more.
Going through May, 2014, VVME will help facilitate all the needs of the artist and elevate them into the industry.
Please join us early for a Networking Reception to be held prior to the event starting at 6:30pm with the doors to the auditorium opening at 7:30pm.
Five of Five Presents “The Pitch” on Nov. 14th Showcasing Finalists from their “Artist-Of-The-Year” Project!
By VVME – November 5th, 2013
“Flavia and the Red, Pause, and Illustrated will perform at CSUN as students, fans, artists, and music industry professionals mingle.”
Five of Five Seeks Out Up and Coming Artists For One-Year Record Deal
By VVME – September 27th, 2013
September 24, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – Student-run record label Five of Five Music Entertainment (VVME) has just launched their search for their 2013-2014 “Artist of the Year”.
California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is responding to the ever changing music industry by providing a workforce of professional industry leaders that are well versed in the trade through CSUN’s Music Industry Studies major. The Music Industry Studies major demonstrates the inner workings of the many facets of the music industry, while providing students with hands on industry experience through the studentrun and faculty-advised music label. VVME selects an artist at the beginning of every academic year and with their expertise in production, event management, marketing, and artist management, develops that artist and helps move them to the next stage in their career.
The partnership between VVME and the artist is one that brings lots of experience to everyone involved. Students begin by developing the artist’s online presence by further developing the artist’s website and social media. They also increase the artist’s local following with physical marketing and local event planning. Next the artist is taken to a professional studio to have their music recorded. An EP release show is produced to celebrate the official release of the artist’s music. The recorded EP, along with a press kit, is then marketed to music stores and online retailers. The vast array of services offered to VVME’s “Artist-of-the-Year” is a unique one that comes from a large team of multitalented college students driven by their passion for music.
“For us, the artist search is about finding an artist that has the talent, vision, and the work ethic required for success in this industry. We’re excited to find an artist that we can work with to help develop their sound, image, fan base, and ultimately, their brand.” -Ben Byram, Co-Executive Producer of Five of Five Music Entertainment.
VVME is beginning their artist search on September 24, 2013 and will be taking submissions until October 17th, 2013. Artists can submit to be chosen as Five of Five’s Artist of the Year at wwww.presskit.to/partners/fiveoffive/
Five of Five Music Entertainment is under the direction of Ben Byram and Jordan Townsend. More information, visit www.musicindustrystudies.com as well as www.fiveoffivemusic.com,www.facebook.com/fiveoffivemusicentertainment/ and on
Twitter at @fiveoffiveent
Five of Five Seeks Out Up and Coming Artists For One-Year Record Deal
By VVME – September 26th, 2013
“Student-run record label Five of Five Music Entertainment (VVME) has just launched their search for their 2013-2014 Artist
of the Year.”
Five of Five Partners with Presskit.to for 2013-2014 Artist-Of-The-Year Talent Search
By VVME – September 26th, 2013
September 24, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – Five of Five Music Entertainment (VVME), the student-run and faculty-advised record label at Cal State Northridge, has recently partnered with Presskit.to, an innovative company that provides electronic press kit services for artists to use as a basis for booking concerts as well as contacting record labels and publishing agencies. Through this partnership, VVME is furthering its reach to up-and-coming artists in Southern California and around the world to be their next “Artist-of-the-Year”.
Presskit.to supplies a powerful web service that allows artists to compile an electronic press kit in the way that record labels, booking agents, and other industry professionals want to see it. Recipients of Presskit.to’s electronic press kit (EPK) can stream promotional material, view the artist’s photos, bio, and event history, and view past accomplishments in the “Wins” category. Presskit.to compiles everything an artist would want to send to an industry professional at one URL making it much easier for the recipient to view the artist’s content.
“Streamlining Five of Five Music Entertainment and raising its awareness within the entertainment industry has always been an important factor for us. By establishing a relationship with Presskit.to and their CEO Ben Maitland-Lewis, we now have a simple, yet effective way for an artist to submit their press kit to our “Artist-of-the Year” talent search. Presskit.to has helped to further our goals of finding an artists that follows our vision, and we are very excited to continue to build upon this relationship to provide these services for many more years.” – Jordan Townsend, Co-Executive Producer of Five of Five Music Entertainment.
VVME’s artist search begins September 24th, 2013 and ends October 17th, 2013. They are looking for up and coming artists in Southern California that are looking to take their career to the next level. The selected artist will not only have a professionally produced EP recorded, but also an entire team of students working in departments such as marketing and event management. The winner of VVME’s artist search will also receive a Pro membership to Presskit.to’s services. Artists can submit at presskit.to/partners/fiveoffive/
www.facebook.com/fiveoffivemusicentertainment and on Twitter at @fiveoffiveent
by VVME – May 11th, 2013
Los Angeles, CA, May 7th, 2013: It’s that time of year… On Wednesday, May 15th, the wonderful team at Five of Five Music Entertainment (VVME) will come together to host the annual Music Industry Studies Year-end Celebration Banquet! Celebrating the past year’s achievements, this event brings together the VVME staff with their fellow Music Industry Studies colleagues, alumni, faculty, and various music industry professionals to network and further develop professional relationships. Through dedication, hard work, and perseverance, the VVME teams worked all year to build the foundation of a long lasting career for their “Artist of the Year”, The Nature. At this event, The Nature will be unveiling their new music video for their first single, Cro-Magnon, as well as performing a short acoustic set.
Looking back over the past year, VVME began its work by scouting talent and hosting a red- carpet showcase for potential artists called “The Pitch.” After choosing The Nature as the Artist of the Year, the VVME produced The Nature’s debut EP, Nebula, and released it through digital and physical distribution. Additionally, they facilitated and organized a professional photo shoot, music video, website, merchandise including T-shirts and stickers, physical and electronic press kit, and enhanced social media presence. They also coordinated concerts for The Nature at iconic Los Angeles venues such as The Echo, Key Club Hollywood, and Skinny’s Lounge.
The Year-end Celebration Banquet will be held at Castaway in Burbank on Wednesday, May 15th. The cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $45 and may be purchased on the CSUN campus or by contacting Five of Five Music Entertainment (VVME) is an independent entertainment company run by young music industry professionals operating through the Music Industry Studies program at California State University, Northridge.
For banquet inquiries e-mail email@example.com
Castaway address: 1250 East Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501.
Update from the Line Producer
By VVME – March 17th, 2013
Hello everyone we have some very big events coming up! As you all know we recently finished recording The Nature’s EP “Nebula” and will be looking forward to our EP release show in April. The production team has done a great job putting the press kits together and printing will soon be underway. We also recently finished a very successful Photo Shoot that was coordinated by our own A&R team and I would just like to give a shout out to them for a job well done. In the coming months we will be looking forward to shooting a music video for The Nature and will also be releasing the single for Cro-Magnon.
Don’t forget to come to our VVME party on March 22nd! This is a great chance to relax and just have a good time with your peers. Also The Nature will be performing at the party so take a chance to talk to them and get to know them if you haven’t already. I hope to see everyone there!
Five of Five Moving Forward
By VVME – January 31st, 2013
The Nature In A New Light
Los Angeles, CA, January 20, 2013: The Nature has been selected as Five of Five Music Entertainment’s “Artist of the Year.” So what does this mean for them? VVME will help The Nature get to the next step of their musical career. VVME is extremely excited to work with this group out of the San Joaquin Valley, and to immerse them in the entertainment capital of the world.
The Nature, hailing out of Bakersfield, California, began from childhood relationships. Vince Li Rocchi (Drums) and Dustin Walkup (Bass) grew up on the same street; and Scott Roberts, (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard) along with Dustin, went to elementary school together. Their musical influences throughout their youth consisted of metal and punk rock, with each of these three, playing in and out of various bands through their teenage years. The Nature was developed organically out of the collaboration of Scott and Dustin, who both agreed that Vince on the drums would help take them to the next level. After playing as a three-piece for a year and a half, Brad Godbey was added as (lead guitarist) to the band.
VVME will provide services in the form of recording an EP, physical and electronic press kit, promoting the group, help book shows, provide artist management, as well as record a music video for the first single among a myriad of other professional services. Having just wrapped the initial recording for their EP, VVME in collaboration with The Nature is currently hard at work planning a CD release party here in Los Angeles to display their music for your listening pleasure. Expect to see that in Spring 2013.
Five of Five Music Entertainment (VVME) is an independent record label run by young music industry professionals operating through the Music Industry Studies program at California State University, Northridge. Positioning itself as an all-purpose music entertainment company, VVME continues to provide the production and business expertise necessary to succeed in today’s music industry.
For more on The Nature, please visit www.facebook.com/thenaturemusic
The Nature Moving Forward
By VVME – January 17th, 2013
“The Nature has been selected as the artist of the year, as the artist that will be represented by V/V Music Entertainment this coming year. So what does this mean for them? V/V will help The Nature get to the next step of their musical career. V/V is extremely excited to work with this group out of the San Joaquin Valley.”
The Pitch: And The Winner Is…
By VVME – November 14th, 2012
Los Angeles, CA November 14, 2012: Local artists from Southern California have been submitting their music to Five of Five Music Entertainment (V/V) in hopes of being selected to perform at their artist showcase known as The Pitch. Three finalists competed for representation from V/V that includes EP record production, physical and electronic press kits, marketing, distribution, event promotion, and more. The dream of any artist is to ‘make it big’ and release a record; that is where V/V comes in.
The votes were tallied, the voice of the audience was heard, and so, in collaboration with V/V, the choice was made. Theresponse was overwhelming in selecting The Nature to be this year’s showcase victor. V/V is extremely excited to work with this amazing four piece out of Bakersfield, CA. Their blend of progressive and alternative rock, combined with soulful melodies and an amazing rhythm section is truly an act to behold. A little less than a year has passed since their first headliner, and The Nature has already made a name for themselves in the Bakersfield music scene. V/V is looking forward to work with The Nature over the coming year and help them grow as both a group and professional musicians.
Five of Five Music Entertainment (V/V) is an independent record label run by young music industry professionals operating through the Music Industry Studies program at California State University, Northridge. Positioning itself as an all-purpose music entertainment company, V/V continues to provide the production and business expertise necessary to succeed in today’s music industry.
Student-run Record Label’s Event ‘The Pitch,’ Was a Hit
By Crystal Nastor – November 11th, 2012 – source: Daily Sundial
“The Pitch,” a talent search showcase put on by Five of Five Music Entertainment, a CSUN student-run independent record label and entertainment company, proved to be a success, with dozens of people hurrying into Plaza Del Sol in order to get a good seat.
Final 3 Artists for The Pitch!!!
by VVME – November 7th, 2012
We have selected final 3 artists for The Pitch. They are Fire Chief Charlie, The Nature, and Sad Robot. They will perform at The Pitch on November 7th at the Plaza Del Sol which is located at CSUN’s University Student Union. Come to The Pitch on November 7th at 7PM. Check them out through the links below:
Fire Chief Charlie
‘Pitch’ Event Will Take Place Thanks to Student Record Label
By Melody Cherchian – October 30th, 2012 – source: Daily Sundial
Five of Five Music Entertainment, a student-driven record label on Cal State Northridge’s campus, is holding a talent search and running a showcase on Nov. 7 called “The Pitch” to find their new band of the year.
Tune Your Ear to the Pitch
by VVME – October 23rd, 2012
Local artists from Southern California have been pitching their music to Five of Five Music Entertainment (V/V) in hopes of being selected to perform and be chosen for representation. The dream of any artist is to ‘make it big’ and release a record; that is where V/V comes in.
On November 7, 2012 at 7:30pm, up to four artists will be performing on stage for The Pitch, held at the Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall on campus at California State University, Northridge. V/V will host and facilitate the event and create an unforgettable experience for the community and the music industry. Each artist will present their pitch by performing on stage for the votes of the audience. The winner, chosen by V/V and the audience, will be signed on to the V/V record label the following week.
The winner will then be represented by V/V through May 2013, and receive EP record production, physical and electronic press kits, physical and digital marketing, distribution, event production, and more. V/V will facilitate the needs of the artist and help elevate them into the industry.
Tickets for The Pitch are available for purchase through the Associated Students (AS) Ticket Office, conveniently located directly underneath the Plaza del Sol performance hall on the CSUN campus. Prices are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students. Tickets may also be purchased by contacting the AS Ticket Office at (818) 677-2488.
V/V is an independent record label run by young music industry professionals operating through the Music Industry Studies program at California State University, Northridge. Positioning itself as an all-purpose music entertainment company, V/V continues to provide the production and business expertise necessary to succeed in today’s music industry.
Five of Five Talent Search Video
by VVME – Oct 2nd, 2012
Our Co-Executive Producers welcome everyone to join us as our search continues for the best undiscovered music act in Southern California. Five of Five Music Entertainment offers all of the resources necessary to bring talented artists to the forefront of the music industry.
by VVME – Apr 30th, 2012
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, Five of Five’s Artist of the Year, Monroe, was featured on KCSN 88.5 FM during Jim Nelson’s Morning Music Mix Show. The ten-minute feature consisted of an interview and the radio debut of two new Monroe songs, So You Understand and Don’t Run. Monroe’s debut radio broadcast is truly a milestone for both Monroe and Five of Five, as they look to build a lasting relationship with KCSN and other local music supporters.
The Monroe EP has Dropped
by VVME – April 23rd, 2012
MONROE EP RELEASE SHOW
by VVME – April 19th, 2012
Five of Five Music Entertainment put a spotlight on their sponsored artist, Monroe, as they dropped their self-titled EP on March 30, 2012 at the historic Los Globos club in Silverlake. This collaborative effort that began just half a year ago has hit a high note with a great turnout, awesome opening acts (Nelli Bow and MIS Alumna Angelica), and a killer performance by Monroe. Not only were the boys of Monroe stoked on their performance, but this show also marks the beginning of a string of performances across California. Please check Monroe’s website for future dates and locations.
Monroe EP Release Show 3/30/12
by VVME – March 30th, 2012
Join the staff of Five of Five Music Entertainment this Friday, March 30th, at Los Globos for the EP Release Show, featuring Five of Five’s artist of the year, Monroe. Other artists on the bill that night are DJ Quince Jones, Nelli Bow, and Angelica. Monroe will have t-shirts, wristbands, and their brand new self-titled EP available for sale all night long. But just for showing up, Five of Five will give you a free download of Monroe’s single, Alt Ending, to your computer or smartphone.
Los Globos is located at 3040 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026. The show starts at 7:00pm. Paid parking with the venue is available if street parking is filled. Tickets will be available at the door, $15 for 18-20 and $10 for 21+.
Monroe – EP available now!
by VVME – March 28th, 2012
Check out Monroe’s EP produced by Five of Five Music Entertainment, available for purchase now via Bandcamp!
If you can’t spare the $5, Five of Five will give a free download to everyone who attends Monroe’s EP Release Show at Los Globos! Check it out on Facebook
Five of Five Press Release
By VVME – March 27th, 2012
“Enabling a musical act to rise above the rest in the entertainment industry is no easy task. However that is just the student-run, faculty-advised company Five of Five Music Entertainment (V/V) does every year”
“Illustrated” by Monroe
by VVME – March 20th, 2012
Check out Monroe jammin’ on their original tune “Illustrated” at Studio City Sound!
Monroe at the Pub
by VVME – March 20th, 2012
Monroe brought the house down last Wednesday, November 16, at CSUN’s Pub Sports Grill! The unique chance to get up close and personal with Monroe, Five of Five Music Entertainment’s artist of the year, was as awesome as their music was groovy. Thanks to everyone who came and shared in the good music, good food, and good vibes. And a special thanks to the VVME Events Department who coordinated this awesome show. If you weren’t able to join us in for our industry networking fun, please make an effort to see us at our next networking event.
And the winner is…
by VVME – March 20th, 2012
The votes are tallied, and Five of Five Music Entertainment is proud to announce Monroe to be the winner of this year’s talent search contest. Meticulously chosen from over 70 applicants, Monroe received the popular vote among the Showcase audience members as well as the unanimous vote from Five of Five’s staff. Originating in Boston where the members met at Berklee College of Music, Monroe has a great blend alternative rock with dashes of funk and hip hop, and an enviable track record of performances spanning across southern California. Five of Five staff and the band members of Monroe are both extremely excited for their forthcoming partnership and mutual successes. Keep up-to-date with everything Five of Five and on Facebook.
Five of Five Talent Search
by VVME – March 20th, 2012
V/V Music Entertainment (VVME) held its annual Talent Search Showcase concert at the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall on the CSUN campus. Featuring local developing artists Adrienne “Aeb” Byrne, Free Food, Cameron Hovsepian, and Monroe, this production also included performances by DJ Vinyl Fantasy (aka: MIS student Juan Carlos Alvarado) and the award winning CSUN Hip Hop dance team. With the increase in audience capacity (from 180 to 500), the implementation of video elements throughout the show, the inclusion of audience text voting, and incredible musical performances from the artists, this year’s showcase was a giant success and represented a significant step forward for VVME. A special thanks to all who attended, including special guests and music industry VIPs, esteemed faculty and staff, MIS students and alumni, fellow music majors, friends and family. CheckVVME’s website and Facebook page in the coming days to stay up-to-date with the announcement of the winning artist.
Five of Five on the Radio
by VVME – March 14th, 2012
Check out Co-Producer Tyler Edmonston being interviewed on Rockin’ Robin, a featured radio broadcast on KLAS-FM
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Los Angeles-based band Monroe have been carving a name for themselves in music scenes across the nation
Monroe Voted Artist of the Year in CSUN Record Label Contest
By Braulio Campos – November 9th, 2011 – source: Daily Sundial
Last Wednesday, four artists, meticulously chosen out of 70 submissions, battled it out for a one-year contract with CSUN’s music industry studies’ student-run entertainment label. Monroe was the group who stood out among the best of the best
An estimated 313 students came to help choose the winner of Five of Five Music’s Artist of the Year showcase in the Plaza del Sol theater on the campus of California State University, Northridge.
Student-run Music Entertainment Group Seeks to Represent Local Talent
By Angela Braza – October 20th, 2011 – source: Daily Sundial
Under the guidance and service of Five of Five Music Entertainment, the dream to make it big in the ever-changing world of professional music could become a reality.
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