TV Placement in UK

I was contacted by a viewer of 5star Channel 5 in the UK telling me that they’re using my song “Dark Star” in their Wed night movie TV trailer and wanted to know how to digitally download my album.

I had my album included in PumpAudio’s music library and that’s how Channel 5 got a hold of my song.

I was super ecstatic to view this commercial and as a result noticed more iTunes Europe downloads and significant Spotify plays of “Dark Star”

Thanks to Channel 5 and to PumpAudio for supporting and sharing independent music!

I will share this cool trailer with you until the station asks me to take it down. 😉

Dark Star in TV Trailer in UK

As a result, I realized that it’s time to get with the times and offer digital downloads so I’ve set up a dunetran.bandcamp.com to sell my album for $5!!

Enjoy!
Dune

Kites Karaoke Video

Jason Nou of Revelcade Productions created yet another video to one of my songs “Kites”. This is a karaoke video featuring plenty of action figures.

Here are words from Jason: “My idea was about how I grew up playing with action figures and how few Asian ones there were, so the video was all about the Asian action figures I found with commercials and “playing” with them visually on screen.”

Enjoy singing along!
Dune

“Silence” in Toyota’s 4th Annual DIY Music Video Contest

Jason Nou of Revelcade Entertainment www.revelcade.com directed a music video for my song “Silence” to enter in

Toyota’s 4th annual DIY music video contest! Please help us win the contest by:

  1. Going to San Francisco’s International Asian

    American Film Festival facebook page and clicking the like button at the top of their page

  2. Scroll down to find the video for Dune Tran’s “Silence”
  3. Click on “like” next to the video

We have until Feb 24th to get as many likes as possible! Thanks so much for your support!!!! You can view pictures and read about the making of the

video on www.revelcade.com

Java With Javelyn Indie Music, Vol. 4 CD Compilation

“Kites” is going to be included on Java With Javelyn Indie Music, Vol. 4 CD Compilation set to be released in Feb 2011. 

www.xitriterecords.com
www.javawithjavelyn.com

Java With Javelyn Indie Music
Volume 4
 
 
1.   This Time – TEAK (APRA) (2:47)
      teakmusic@hotmail.com / www.myspace.com/teakmusic
 
2.   America” – Mike Musick (ASCAP) (4:13)
      mike@mikemusick.com / www.mikemusick.com
 
3.   Crazy Dayz – Javelyn feat. Mr. Wax (BMI) (3:53)      info@javelyn.net / www.javelyn.net
 
4.   Fall Winds – Dan Vaillancourt (ASCAP) (3:35)
      dan@danvaillancourt.com / www.danvaillancourt.com
 
5.   Even Heroes Fall – Taylor Begert (3:28)      taylorbegertmusic@gmail.com / www.sonicbids.com/taylorbegert
 
6.   Forever – Mousefrog (BMI) (3:28)
      glenaliano@lycos.com  
 
7.   Just a Bad Memory – Nick Dastardly (ASCAP) (3:08)
      nickdastardly@hotmail.com / www.nickdastardly.com
 
8.   Baptized  – SWITCHMEN (ASCAP) (3:58)
      switchmenbooking@gmail.com / www.myspace.com/kentuckyswitchmen
 
9.   Jug of Wine – Black Cadence (4:11)
      Carolmc7@yahoo.com / www.myspace.com/carolmcarthur
 
10.  He Digs Me – Sunday Wilde (ASCAP) (2:41)
      sundaywilde@ymail.com / www.reverbnation.com/sundaywilde 
 
11.  Rebel War in Africa – No Hay Banda (ASCAP) SACM (2:23)
       roberto@nohaybanda.com.mx / www.nohaybanda.com.mx
 
12.  Night Owl – Willie Ames (4:12)
      willie@willieames.com / www.willieames.com 
 
13.  Sunrise in New Orleans – Larry Wimmer (ASCAP) (3:33)
      avery2k@hotmail.com / www.myspace.com/larrywimmermusic 
 
14.  Kites – Dune Tran (ASCAP) (3:12)
       dunetran@gmail.com / www.dunetran.com
 
15.  When Somebody Cares – Javelyn (BMI) (2:42)
      info@javelyn.net / www.javelyn.net

Conga Records Collaboration

The project is the collaboration of many Italian and international artists and the album and ‘in 2011.

A musical journey into the future of man and our planet, HipHop, Dub Step, Drum’n Bass, Electronica and Dark meet in a unique record.

I sang and wrote my parts on the songs “Future will be Dark” and “Gaia”. Check it out!

http://congarecords.bandcamp.com/track/gaia
www.youtube.com/user/CongaMusicRecords

Heart Anchors on the Radio

My debut album “Heart Anchors” got added on rotation to over 100 college and community stations in North America. The album came in at #12 Most Added on CMJ. View a pdf of the report here. On top of that, the album made it onto 15 Top 30 charts! Thanks to all the program/music directors and DJs for your support in getting my music out there!

Next Big Thing’s Wonderful Ones of 2009 podcast and blog

Hey, I’m happy to report that I was included in the Wonderful Ones of 2009 on NBT’s blogs and podcast.

I sang a little Christmas Waltz using my handy little Olympus Digital Voice Recorder.
Here’s a link to it. I wish I had more time to work on something better but I still think it’s cute and deserves a listen. I heard this song on KOIT’s Christmas Station and loved it so I chose it for this podcast.

Find the podcast at http://nextbigthing.libsyn.com/

Direct download: 21st_dec09_NBT.mp3

Find links to all the official websites on the NBT Blog

The NBT wonderful ones 2009 – part 1

The NBT wonderful ones 2009 – part 2

catch the NBT visual page with pics of all the stars

http://nbtmusic.jalbum.net/NBTWonderfulOnes2009/