Press Release: 9/6/12
What: The Project Eleven Album for U.S. Soldiers is DONE!
Who: The Final List of Musical Artists on the “Project Eleven” Album
Why: A Fundraising Charity by young composers/bands/performers
Where: NYC, CD Baby & iTunes, SIRIUS XM Radio
Contact: Prof. David Musial, 917-626-5956, 201-659-8300, David@Musial.com
Photo ©2011 LindseyAltongy, Graphics by Noriel Valdes
Project Eleven aims to say THANK YOU through Music & Video to the thousands of young soldiers who have risked their lives everyday since 9/11/01, so that all can safely enjoy music and high school and college students can safely go to school. All proceeds from the sale of a physical CD/Drop Card containing 11 songs created for Project Eleven, by young artists, AND any sales from this website and the soon to be launched digital sales site like “iTunes”, shall be donated to a Veterans based charity by the composer. The composers/artists own the rights to these songs and by contract and decision, are obligated to follow this generous venture. The concert tour will promote advance sales of the music to be released on 9/11/12.
Presention Performance on 9/11/12
Battery Park City, NYC
(Near the "Water Spouts" in the NW corner)
This will happen just before the 10th annual "New York Will Never Forget" Walk-A-Thon"
sponsored by the "Helping Hands Foundation" (501.c.3)
See photos from the first event in 2002 here
The Artists and Songs
1-Brave New American Heroes-ANTHEM
2-Ocean Avenue- Brady with Specktrum
4-Thank You- Perception
5-Long Road Away-Tamar Boodghians
6-Come Home America-Marcus Goldhaber
7-Through Dying Eyes-John Baldisano
8-Eleven Years Taller- Jason Prentice
9- They Died For Our Freedom-Seth Corparan
HISTORY: (There is an extensive description and some newspaper articles on the site as well as videos and photos.)
In July of 2011, Mrs. Cynthia Artin suggested to Prof. David Musial that he has his “Smart Trax Media, LLC” Positive Message, Educational Media Company, create, produce and record 11 songs which in their own way, say “Thank You” to Soldiers. She suggested that it be released on 11/11/11 “Veterans Day”, and call it “Project Eleven”. This was a nice, but ambitious concept. A collection of creative students from Stevens Institute decided to volunteer some time to this venture instead. On 11/11/11 a concert was held to launch the Project. A 21 year old Canadian (with an America Performance VISA) composed the first song, and 3 of his friends in the band “SpeckTrum” recorded it in time for this concert. It is titled “Ocean Avenue” and is dedicated to soldiers in the Navy & Marines. (Brady grew up on a small island.) Noriel Valdes, the Assistant Producer for Project Eleven, and Jax Berlin from Minnesota, were interviewed live on FOX TV News. Tamar Boodaghians was interviewed live on NJ 12 TV News.
In January the college students completed their contributions. In February, Musial was invited to have two floats in the National Memorial Day Parade for Project Eleven in Washington. At this time, the venture was in a “hiatus” so Musial took it back over and let Smart Trax Media Associates/Musicians/Composers complete the venture.
On May 26, 2012 the bands “SpeckTrum” & “Perception” and “Joy Medina” one of the original singers on the anthem “Brave New American Heroes” performed on the flight deck of the U.S.S WASP Navy Ship in the Hudson River for “Fleet Week”. It was a live national radio broadcast on the “David Webb Show” on SIRIUS XM! The Music Video for “Heroes”, produced by Musial, was inducted into the 9/11 National Registry in 2007 and received positive letters from Mayor Bloomberg and First Lady Laura Bush while she was in the White House.
A concert was proposed on 9/11/12 on “Pier A” in Hoboken and then on the “Exchange Place” Pier in Jersey City, but both were not realized.
On Tuesday 9/11/12 Smart Trax Live Show, (501,C,3 Non-Profit) will launch the 11 song album via CD Baby to all kinds of digital download sites like iTunes, Amazon, etc. It will be priced at $11.11 (if possible) and ALL of the proceeds from this site will be donated to charities selected by the composers/artists/producers. Most are looking at the “Wounded Worriers” foundation. Michael Manning selected the “Disabled American Veterans” foundation. We are hoping to share excerpts of the songs on SIRIUS XM Radio again on 9/11/12.
David Musial (composer/producer of “Brave New American Heroes”) and is the overall Executive Producer/Composer/Mastering Engineer/Photographer
Prof. David Musial is an award winning, entrepreneurial multimedia producer and educator.
On October 19, 2010, David Musial received an award from the United States Department Of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency, (D.E.A.) praising the lifetime success of his educational positive message media company: "Smart Trax". (Music & Visual Psychology.) This was after four songs he composed and/or produced, and videos he directed, were performed live at the national convention for the Red Ribbon Rally at the D.E.A. Headquarters, across from the Pentagon. (More)
David brings over 30 years of a wide variety of experience in the multimedia industry from composition and performance, to engineering and mastering, photography, graphics, web design and video directing; including publishing, promotion and artist management. He is the founder of an artist development company called "The One World Artists Group (One World Artists, LLC), which is the parent company for Smart Trax® Media, LLC and Skate Dance™ Records as well as OneWam Music Publishing, Virtual World Music Publishing, Musial Music Publishing and SkyRoom Studios. He is also the founder of Smart Trax™ Live Show, Inc, (501)(c)(3), as well as Smart School Fundraising and most recently NextGen Stars™, a program in the new Smart Trax™ Music Technology School. (Patent Pending). Most recently he filed a U.S. Trademark for "Project Eleven" and is the founder and Executive Producer under the Smart Trax Label. Musial earned full scholarships and artistic sponsorships to NYU & The Juilliard School for two masters programs. (10 years in college) Musial has worked in a variety of capacities on over 100 records, (over 12 million sales 3 Gold, 2 Platinum, 1 Triple Platinum), 10 different animated series/video games, and a variety of radio shows, TV shows and films including industrials for NASA.
David has also received awards, grants and endorsements: "Take A Stand" inspired and composed by Musial earned an Emmy Award for MTV. Recently he received a letter from the First Lady in the White House related to a music video creation for a 9/11 charity, which is now in the 9/11 Memorial. David created the first sound track for the "USA 2100" Project in Washington endorsed by President Clinton. Musial has composed and produced shows for positive music, which have been used all over America, from Disney to the Pentagon. Musial contributed to the Sound Design for the largest cinema in the world, (featured in KEYBOARD Magazine) at the KODAK Omnimax located inside the Statue Of Liberty Science Center. He has also produced Smart Trax Concerts here as well. His Halloween CD's for "Drew's Famous Party Music" & "Turn Up The Music" have hit the Billboard Charts many times. Musial produced the theme "We, Are, Drug, Free" used by D.A.R.E., A Partnership for a Drug Free America and the Young Marines, (convention) (Pentagon Show) as well as "Be G.R.E.A.T." for the U.S. Marshals, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Justice and "IMAPCT" for the Young Marines. Musial composed a song about the multicultural aspect of the Statue Of Liberty and earned the cover of the Jersey Journal for this song and video, and it was presented live on NJ TV. David co-produced a song track that won first place at the "Apollo" in NYC. Manny Medina, trained by Musial, won first place on a LIVE Show on MTV. Currently One World Artists Management is assisting the dynamic star, BRADY Cudmore.
Musial is the founder of the Music & Technology program at Stevens Institute of Technology, which is now the largest program in the "College of Arts And Letters" at the institute. Prof. Musial inspired the "Student Division" of the Bob Moog Foundation in 2007. Musial founded a student operated record label funded by a grant and assisted Cori Yarkin who now has 3 songs in the #1 show on MTV. He has students at major record labels, publishing firms and radio stations including Atlantic, Warner, Universal, Rolling Stone, Sirus Satellite & Z100 in NYC. More at DavidMusial.com
Noriel Valdes (21)
Noriel has been involved with this venture since day two. He met Mrs. Artin and was the driving force of a strong, creative collection of college students. Noriel remained active and contributed a great deal over the summer of 2012. He was a production assistant on the U.S.S. WASP, assisted with videos and with the bands SpeckTrum and Perception. He is a dedicated visionary.
MJ Medina (Manny 14 & Joy 13) (The Anthem)
MJ are a Latino brother & sister duo from Hoboken, NJ. They experienced thousands of people in concerts, were cartoon character voices and hosted over 200 live TV shows in NYC between 1995 & 2005. MJ were the original artists for Smart Trax (SmartTraxMedia.com) and Skate Dance Records. (http://oneworldartists.com/SkateDanceHome.html) They have performed in Disney and in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s national headquarters in Washington. More at MJmedina.com
SpeckTrum (Nick Catania 22, Ben Clifford 22, Brady Cudmore 22 & Cliff Hults 22)
Specktrum met in Hoboken four years ago and have performed at a variety of venues including colleges for Hopeline.com, Maxwell’s, the Hoboken Music & Art Fest, in Washington and on the U.S.S Wasp! They are dynamic songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Nick performs solo and also in marching bands. His thesis was a unique multimedia invention in MAX software for the Liberty Science Center. He makes amazing videos and music videos and is from upstate NY. (NickCataniaMusic.com and on YouTube). Ben is enjoying an extensive solo career in WNY & the NYC area. He is also a professional guitar teacher. (myspace.com/benjaminclifford ) Brady has performed for Smart Trax shows in Disney, the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon and on a multitude of Skate Dance gigs in skating rinks and on TV. He is now the host of the newest nightclub on Broadway called “Jelsomino” and co-stars in the Musical “Honestly Abe”. Brady is from Prnce Edward Island, Canada. (BradySongs.com) Cliff is currently working as a computer specialist in Jersey City. Cliff is from New Jersey. You can see SpeckTrum on this video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHjNvCG2khI)
Perception (2 songs) (Ryan-15, TJ-17 & Tyler-18)
This amazing band composes incredible songs and delivers awesome cover tunes. Recently at their debut concert at the world famous “Bitter End” in Greenwich Village, NYC, they gave a performance of the “Bohemian Rhapsody” by “Queen” that was simply “Off-The-Wall”! They hail from Virginia near D.C. Perception is managed by Mark Barasch, a multifaceted Times Square based producer who has created a variety of videos which you can view at Perception-Band.com Perception also performed on the U.S.S. WASP and the videos can be viewed at ProjectEleven.org
Tamar Boodaghians (21)
Tamar is an acoustic guitar/folk singer with a beautiful voice and style from the Asbury Park area of the Jersey Shore. Her first album, “In Time”, produced by Noriel Valdes, is about to be released.
Londell Wilson (21)
Londell is an R&B artist on-the-rise, prom downtown Jersey City. Londell has participated in music videos for Smart Trax and the U.S. Marshalls and he too has performed in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s national headquarters in Washington. You can see the video “Be Great” here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP4nJfPMASM) and his site is (LondellWilson.com)
Corey Phillips (21)
Corey is an absolutely brilliant composer/producer who recently interned at SIRIOUS XM Radio in NYC. He met Jax Berlin at SkyRoomStudios.com where Project Eleven has been in free production and will be mastered. Corey is from New Jersey.
Michael Manning (24)
Michael is from Buffalo, NY and plays piano/keys and loves to produce unique music tracks. He is also a live performer and recently enjoyed some radio play!
Jason Prentice (24)
Jason is a rap artist from Los Angeles, CA. He walked into SkyRoom Studios one day in August, looked at the view of the new World Trade Center and in less than an hour, wrote compelling lyrics AND recorded the song!
John Baldassano (20)
John has been involved with this project from nearly the beginning. He is from New Jersey and is just starting his composition career. This may be his 5th song and it is full of passion.
Alexander Sydoriak (22)
Alex is also from New Jersey. He loves to create instrumental masterpieces. This instrumental shows his concerns of 9/11 and how it changed the world.
Marcus Goldhaber (28)
Marcus is an outstanding Jazz Singer whose family is originally from the Buffalo, NY area. He is based in NYC and performs all over the NYC area. His contribution is still in progress and we hope it makes volume one of Project Eleven! (http://marcusgoldhaber.com/)