Just in time for Autism Awareness Month in April and World Autism Day (April 2), an album of original songs designed for children of all ages and developmental abilities — Songs About Us (www.muzicschool.com) — will now be available everywhere music is sold. Los Angeles based independent record label Muzic School and ADA Worldwide signed a deal that expands the album’s availability internationally. Previously, Songs About Us was available in limited release at only selected online retailers.
Songs About Us is designed to help teach children of all ages and developmental abilities to learn vital social skills, especially those with special needs and autism. The debut recording from music industry veteran Richie Gallo’s independent record label, Muzic School, features production by renowned music producer Mark Mazzetti. The album’s entertaining pop/rock songs were written and performed by singer-songwriter and special needs teaching aid, Kerry Fenster, who incorporates humor and a music therapy approach to make them effective tools for parents, educators and therapists to teach social skills. In addition to Fenster’s four original songs “Use Your Words,” “Personal Space,” “Quiet Hands” and “Hygiene,” the CD also includes an updated version of Pete Townshend’s “Pinball Wizard” which has been featured on Radio Disney Junior and is a clear favorite among all age groups.
During its first year of release, Songs About Us has received children’s music awards from esteemed organizations Parents’ Choice and NAPPA, achieved airplay on a number of children’s radio shows including Radio Disney Junior, and reached families, educators, therapists and librarians with exposure at autism events, trade shows, schools visits and more. Throughout 2016 Fenster performed live for kids and families at Autism Speaks events around Southern California and at the Houston TX Astrodome, and at local L.A. organizations including The Help Group, Koch-Young Resource Center, Center4SpecialNeeds and L.A. area Barnes & Noble stores. Performance bookings are being confirmed for 2017 as well, and will be announced on the Muzic School website and social media pages listed below.
Founded in 1993, ADA (Alternative Distribution Alliance) is a worldwide service organization committed to independent artist and record label development. As part of Warner Music Group, ADA gives independent labels and music artists access to a global distribution system and a dedicated team that provides all aspects of marketing and promotion services.
Muzic School Records is an independently owned and operated record label whose mission it is to educate, entertain, inspire and to remind everyone of the power of music to make us laugh, sing, dance, play and learn. A portion of all net proceeds will be donated to special needs causes, as selected by Muzic School.
For more information about Songs About Us, to stay informed about upcoming performance dates, and to check out music videos and sharable content, please visit the Muzic School website and social media pages listed below.
Label website – www.muzicschool.com
Artist website – www.kerryfenster.com
Producer website – www.richiegallo.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/muzicschoolrecords
Twitter – https://twitter.com/muzicschool
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/muzicschool
I received a copy of this CD and highly recommend it! I have teamed up for a giveaway and I have two copies to give away! To enter, simply leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is April 14th, 2017 at noon PST. Two winners will randomly be selected via Random.org. *U.S. Residents only, please.
Self Disclosure: I received free CDs to facilitate this feature and giveaway. Photos and info also provided.