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Same Sex Marriage Legalized in New York State!

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Just in time for Pride Weekend. Wow!

Now to find a hubby for my roommate Tym Moss!

Hungry March Band Plays Highline Park for Make Music NY 2011

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Last, but not least, here’s my Make Music NY 2011 video featuring Hungry March Band. Like last year, I got to be a member in their New Orleans’ style Second Line Parade. And it was FUN!

Visit Make Music NY’s site for more info.

Yoko Ono’s “Secret Piece” Performed for Make Music NY 2011 by Carla Lynne Hall

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Here’s my Make Music NY 2011 video. I’m singing Yoko Ono’s “Secret Piece” for the birds at Central Park. Make Music New York is an annual event where people celebrate the Summer Solstice (June 21st, the first day of summer) by singing all over New York City.

Since I showed up for the 5am sunrise singing, I was fortunate to meet Aaron Friedman, the founder of Make Music New York, so of course I had to interview him! I had known that he was one of the organizers, but he’s actually the FOUNDER of Make Music New York. So the early bird really does get the worm! 😉

Learn more about Make Music New York

This Week’s Carla & Ariel Video: Sending Band Newsletters

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Here’s this week’s Musicians Roadmap to Facebook and Twitter Video from me and Ariel Hyatt!

PS – Happy Birthday, Ariel Hyatt!!!

Blogger Spotlight: Christina Duren of

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I read a great blog post today on the Cyber PR Urban blog, “Learning How to Blog”, and was once again reminded of the other powerhouse maven at Ariel Publicity, Christina Duren. Christina is the General Manager of Ariel Publicity and Cyber PR, and somehow she keeps Ariel Hyatt, myself, and the rest of the team running smoothly.

Christina Duren
The Amazing Christina Duren

Since joining the Ariel Publicity team in 2006, Christina Duren has risen up the through the ranks very rapidly from Account Executive to Director of Publicity to General Manager. Christina now manages the architecture of Cyber PR® campaigns, as well as the day-to-day dealings with artists, bloggers, podcasters and Internet radio station DJs. During her four years with the company Christina has had a hand in guiding over 1,200 Cyber PR® campaigns.

The St. Johns University graduate began her career in music as an intern at Island Def Jam where she spent a year in the Radio and Promotions/Publicity department. At IDJ she worked with music legends Mariah Carey, Rihanna and Ne-Yo. From there she landed her first real job at Shore Fire Media working on Publicity campaigns for The Roots, Norah Jones, Bruce Springsteen and The Heineken Red Star Soul Tour.

Having paid her dues at Island Def Jam and Shore Fire Media, Christina learned the ins and outs of the music business from the urban perspective, which helped her in co-founding Cyber PR® Urban, her own division of Ariel Publicity. Cyber PR® Urban, which includes full online PR outreach to hundreds of urban outlets including blogs, Internet radio stations, podcasts,video sites, and tastemaker portals and have helped bolster the careers of Outasight, American Idol Finalist Michael Lynche, and Alice Smith to name a few.

In addition to assisting in the strategy and implementation of each Cyber PR® campaign as General Manager, Christina also pens The Urban Plug a bi-monthly newsletter which gives tips, news, plus marketing and promotion advice to urban musicians and music industry professionals. Christina thinks the most rewarding part of her job is helping artists understand the importance of social media and being able to educate them on how to help themselves confidently take the reigns of their music careers and personal brands.

If you’re an urban artist wanting to take your career to the next level, check out Christina’s Cyber PR Urban Blog.

New Carla & Ariel Video: Find Local Fans on Twitter

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Here’s another great Musicians Roadmap to Facebook and Twitter Video from me and Ariel Hyatt!