PR: Missing Link Summer Newsletter 2013
Courtesy Jared Lane.
Michael Cirincione, known to his peers as Michael Ciro, has been a stable force in the music business for more than 25 years. Born in New York, at a young age he gravitated towards the guitar. Eventually he would go on to study jazz and composition at Bridgeport University.
As a producer & songwriter, Ciro has worked with the top talents in the industry. His resume reads like a "Who's Who" list amongst the industries top talent, working with the likes of Mariah Carey, Luther Vandross, The Notorious B.I.G., Alicia Keys, Alejandro Sanz, Janet Jackson, Ricky Martin, Raheem DeVaughn, Jill Scott and the Spice Girls- to name a few.
Not limited to the studio, Ciro has performed with many artists as well. Names include Toni Braxton, Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Lenny White, John Legend, Force MDs, David Sanborn, Freddie Jackson, Bobby Brown, Patti Labelle, Little Richard, David Bowie, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Patti Austin, Destinys Child and Jody Watley- to name a few.
Currently Michael serves as the Musical Director and lead guitarist for 17 time Grammy Award winning recording artist Alejandro Sanz.
MTV's 10 On Top includes "Wanna Say" in show
MTV's 10 On Top show featured Kat Graham's hit single "Wanna Say".
"Wanna Say", the second single off of Kat's EP Against the Wall, was written by Missing Link Music's Jayms Madison.
Terrell Sass signs worldwide deal with Missing Link Music
Establishing himself as a master percussionist, writer, and producer, Terrell aspires to actualize an immutable footprint that reaches far beyond the musical landscape, as we know it today. Terrell's musical ability crosses genres and cultures much in the same way his life has.
Raised in a military family, TSass began his world touring at an early age living abroad as well as in a variety of locations stateside. This experience was instrumental in the development of his appreciation for a diverse musical background as opposed to being locked into whatever the present day musical trend offered.
His résumé includes but is not limited to songs with Capitol Records R&B Artist Jarvis and his debut single "Make A Little Room" slated to be on his debut album "Cardiology", R&B/Soul/Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday, Mario, Game, Lyfe Jennings, TI's #1 album Paper Trail's, "You Ain't Missing Nothing"; and also on his previous #1 album TI vs. TIP (Grand Hustle/Atlantic artist TI), "Show It To Me" featuring Nelly and "Watch What You Say To Me" featuring Jay-Z (Which he played the organ/keyboards); from Rick Ross' #1 album Trilla (Slip-N- Slide/Def Jam), "Here I Am" featuring Nelly and Avery Storm; from Gangsta Grillz: The Album (Grand Hustle/Atlanta artist DJ Drama), "Cheers" featuring Pharrell Williams and The Clipse; from World Premier (DTP/Def Jam artist Small World), "Mr. Magnificent" featuring Ludacris; as well as the musical icon Prince's protégé Tamar Davis. Terrell has also toured with Tyler Perry's stage production "The Marriage Counselor", providing the musical arrangements and percussion for all live performances, as well as Donnell Jones, T-Pain and many more.
Hezekiah Walker's Azusa: The Next Generation debuts at #1
Congratulations to Donovan Jackson's work on the new Hezekiah Walker album Azusa: The Next Generation. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Gospel Charts and #34 on the Billboard Top 200.
Donovan co-wrote the song "No Greater Love".
Mishal Moore signs worldwide deal with Missing Link Music
Over the past ten years, three albums and one EP, Mishal has perfected her craft by touring across America and Europe. Moore's music has been licensed in films, commercials and TV shows.
After the release of her flagship single, "Oh Lord", was remixed by the world renowned DJ Spen, Mishal's music was introduced to a new and broader audience. She became known as an exceptional songwriter with an "eclectic and timeless voice".
"It Ain't Over", her follow-up to "Oh Lord", was remixed by dubstep duo, Document One. Having made a case for breakthrough single of the summer, "It Ain't Over" was internationally praised and proved Moore wasn't to be placed in the peripheral "genre box".
In 2012, Mishal released the I'm Not A Hipster EP, (produced by Moore herself). I'm Not A Hipster is an eclectic mix of electronic and live sound, with classic vocal and harmony. MTViggy and Bandcamp respectively gave exciting reviews and high praise for her unique, creative stance on electro-folk music.
With another tour beginning, international collaboration releases, and some sweet nunchuck skills; Mishal is planning to perform and expand her artistry. She is currently working on her next solo project, Mermaid Sailor.
Missing Link administers "Freaks" and "M.O.E."
Missing Link now administers French Montana's hit single "Freaks" and Tyga's single "M.O.E." internationally. "Freaks", which features Nicki Minaj, peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "M.O.E.", features platinum selling Hip Hop artist Wiz Khalifa.
"Freaks" served as the second single from Excuse My French. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard's Top 200.
"M.O.E." is featured on Tyga's third studio album Hotel California. The album debuted at #7 on the Billboard's Top 200.
Becky Buller lands multiple tracks on new The Bankesters album
Missing Link's Becky Buller has landed two tracks on Country & Blue Grass artists The Bankesters' new album Looking Forward.
Becky contributed to the tracks "Our Songs" and "The Captain". Looking Forward was released on 5/28/2013 and is the six-piece band's third release.
Tramel Willis signs administration deal with Missing Link Music
Tramel has been busy recording delectable music and sounds since 2003. His music has been featured in over 50 shows and promos. The sounds of Urban music pulsate through his veins. But pop, electronic, rock, and funk elements have helped him to sculpt a rich palette of music suitable for just about any use for TV, film, and advertisements.
Sara Devine Sings a worldwide administration deal with Missing Link
Sara Devine is an artist who truly embodies the word "soulful". By definition, soulful is someone or something that that is deeply or sincerely emotional. Coming from a musical family, Sara was surrounded by music since her early ages; whether it was performed by her siblings, her mother or her father.
What started out as singing in her church choir would go on to lead her and her sisters to become known throughout their city as the uplifting gospel group Divine. Sara claims that the experience gained from working with Divine helped seal her fate as an artist. While attending college at New York University she developed a name for herself as an exceptional singer. Showcasing her talents at various lounges would eventually lead her to sing background vocals for Ace of Base, Bilal and Tweet.
After Sara started performing original material, her music caught the ear of an A&R at Columbia Records. Eventually she would be signed as an artist to the label.
Sara considers herself blessed to have recorded songs with greats such as Lisa Lisa, Marc Anthony, Anita Baker and Aretha Franklin; whose song "Wonderful" went on to win a Grammy. She is also thankful to have had the opportunity to record her own material as a solo artist with Columbia Records. Her songs have been chosen to appear in movies such as The Woodsman, Beauty Shop and American Shopper.
Today, in between writing and performing her own songs, Sara is often requested to sing backup for artist including Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and Alejandro Sanz- to name a few. Her experiences, stories and spirit shines' through her music; she is always pleased to share this soulfulness with the world.
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