Spotlight Artist Featured Article

Hi everyone,

First I wanted to inform everyone that Amy of the website Collected Sounds did a Spotlight Artist featured article:)  You can check it out at the following link:

Spotlight on: Tiffany Apan

You can also check out some of the other great Spotlight Artists and the rest of the website.  It is a great music site and worth checking out.

I also wanted to thank those who came out to our in store performance at Borders in Northway Mall.  We really had a great crowd.  Unfortunatly, the store’s PA system died shortly after our set began.  We were able to do a couple more songs without the PA but were unable to do the whole show.  We have rescheduled this performance for April 3.  More info is in the show section on my myspace music page.

We are also setting up an in store performance at Hot Topic.  More info on that coming very soon.

Hope everyone has a great weekend,

Tiffany

Check out more up do date info at http://www.myspace.com/tiffanyapanmusic

Three New Photos

Hello all,

Just a quick update:
I posted three new photos as a sort of preview for the upcoming new website.  The photos were taken by Jenn Transue who served as DOP on my "Run Away and Hide" music video (you may recognize the photos as scenes from the video).  More of these photos will be seen on my new website as well as photos from a shoot I did with Odd.  There will be familiar photos as well as fresh, new ones.  Take a gander at the Jenn Transue photos in my Photo Shoots album and see what kind of stuff you’ll find on the new website.  You can also visit the ‘preview’ of the new website at the following link:
http://www.tiffanyapan.com
We are also making progress on the "Ashes to Dust" music video, the SECOND music video:)  We are working on this with talented filmmaker, Zane Hershberger.  We only have one more outdoor shot to get and we will be working on the indoor scenes for the video.  We’ve got some really great shots and I’m excited to see how the video turns out. 
As it will already be a year (already) at the end of February since the release of my debut album "Poet," I am beginning production on my second album.  We are in the writing phase of the album and have rough demos for songs entitled ‘Earth,’ ‘The Journey (City of Gold),’ ‘Heaven,’ and ‘Antarctica.’  We plan to begin production in March.  Rowen Poole (of Persephone’s Dream) will be producing the album and we will be recording at StarGlider Studios in Gibsonia, PA.  I’m very much looking forward to the artistic direction in which this album will take.
I also have a new Vlog up on YouTube which will also be on my RoadJournal momentarily.  Swing over to my YouTube page and have a look as I come to you from my Poets Labyrinth office:D  I also have up some of my own personal picks from some of my favorite artists:)
http://www.youtube.com/TiffanyApan
Finally, we are securing some more tour dates.  One in New York City and the  other very close to my hometown where I grew up (Wilkes Barre, PA).  Stay tuned:)

That’s all for now,
Tiffany

Our First Release On A Record Label

Hello everyone,

After a VERY intense Super Bowl game, we’re coming at you all with some news:)

One month into 2009, we were notified that we will have our first release on a record label!  "Ghost" has been selected to appear on a compilation CD to be released on a label.  This will mark the fourth compilation CD to include a song off of "Poet."  More info coming soon as I recieve it.

To go with my upcoming Behind the Scenes show, I have some new entries and photos in my road journal of the latter part of our 2008 tour, more studio photos, and photos from a recent trip to Orlando, FL and Amelia Island over Thanksgiving 2008.  My road journal will be linked to my new website when it is up, but you can also visit the journal at

http://www.tiffanyapanroadadventures.blogspot.com

We are also shooting the second music video to follow up the "Run Away and Hide" music video.  The next music video we are shooting for is "Ashes to Dust."  We are shooting with Zane Hershberger and we got some really neat outdoor shots.  We will be shooting some indoor scenes this weekend and hope to have completed the video for "Ashes to Dust" by the end of February. Music videos and live videos can also be seen at:

IndiMusic TV/ WLNY TV (TV and internet station based out of New York…although voting is over, you can still add the video into the top 10 for the next season)
http://www.gorbs.com/imtv/videosmain.cfm

Music Corner TV
http://www.youtube.com/MusicCornerTV

The Jay Rossi Project (Cleveland based TV show)

Other places to see videos are at DailyMotion, Spike, Metacafe, MySpace, and Karmacaffe.

We do have a show this month at another Borders.  It is an in store performance and the album is available in the store.  The info is below:

Borders Bookstore at Northway Mall
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
cost: n/a
7:30pm
Feb 13, 2009

More dates in my Concerts section on my myspace and we securing a few more dates so stay tuned:)

On top of being informed of "Ghost" being included on a record label release, we were also informed by the wonderful Ray Dorsey of RaysRealm that my debut album "Poet" was in the RaysRealm Top 10 albums of 2008!  The album was #9 and here is what he had to say about it:

"Having noted the relative shortage of quality Celtic folk releases over the last year or so, it was an absolute pleasure to have this disc come sliding out of the mailbox and into my player. Simply put, TIFFANY has one of those special voices that not only makes a song but completely owns it. Her ability to write top-level songs and then to mold & shape them with a voice like gold is wonderful. Songs like “Ashes To Dust” & “Warrior (Soldier For Myself)” are other-worldly in their depth & soul and Jason English’s sometimes heavy guitar work adds a surprising & welcome edge."

Please check out Ray’s Top 10 as well as his other music reviews and interviews at:
http://www.raysrealm.blogspot.com

Thank you very much, Ray!

I’m also happy to say that although I didn’t win the IndieShows.net Battle of Bands, I did place 3rd (out of 5).  Thank you to all who voted and keep it coming…

Keep it coming to SongVault.fm:)  "Ghost" and "Ashes to Dust" made it from the SongVault Audtions into the SongVault Showcase.  The two songs immediatly made it into the top 40 on the Showcase Charts but need help and votes getting to a high place on the charts so they can make it into the SongVault.fm Finals Charts and then recieve a permanent place in the SongVault.fm directory for their internet radio station.  "Scarborough Fair" sits at number 23 and also needs help getting into the Showcase with "Ghost" and "Ashes to Dust."  You do need to have an account on SongVault.fm to to vote, but it’s free and you can listen to great indie music of all genres and vote for your favorites:)  Visit my SongVault.fm link:

http://www.songvault.fm/artists/tiffany_apan.htm

I was also notified by Famecast.com that my live video have been entered into their February contest.  My live video of "Ghost" being performed at Club Cafe on December 28. 2008 has been entered in both the Rock and Pop categories.  Please help the video into the top 25 in one or both categories.  Visit http://www.famecast.com/tiffanyapan and click on the two links in the COMPETING IN category.  There is only a week to get it into the top 25 and onto the next round:)

Finally, another nice thing:  in addition to selling out of "Poet" on CDBaby, Borders in Monroeville, PA had also sold out of their copies of the album!  We did bring them more copies, so the album can still be purchased there.

Thank you to everyone (you all are awesome)!

Tiffany

Crack The Top 10

Hello everyone,

I received some really nice news from the folks at SongVault.  First, "Ghost" managed to crack the top 10 in the Adult Contemporary Charts peaking at number 5 and remaining in the top 10 for a little over a month.  "Ashes to Dust" cracked the top 10 in their Alternative/Goth Charts also remaining there for about a month.  "Scarborough Fair" cracked the top 20 (number 19) on their World Music Charts.  But that’s not all:)  "Ghost" and "Ashes to Dust" have both been ‘promoted’ to their next tiered station, SongVault Showcase due to their high placements on the charts.  This means that both songs are only two tiers away from being placed in the SongVault Directory and having permanent placement on the SongVault Radio network!  You can visit SongVault.fm and vote for my songs as well as check out some other bands and songs.  Cool stuff:)  Hopefully "Scarborough Fair" will make it in there too:)  Though, "Scarborough Fair" has remained in Radio Artistopia’s Top 10 in their World Music Charts for about 4 months!

I also received an email from CDBaby stating that they have officially sold out of their copies of "Poet"!  Time to ship more copies pronto:)

In conjunction with the 2009 Tour, I now have a Demand It Widget from Eventful.com at the bottom of  my myspace page.  One of my favorite things to do is play shows and tour and we like to know where our fans are:)  So that we may plan this tour as well as future tours, we would love it if you would click on the Demand It widget and let us know you would like a show in your city and state.  We want to continue bringing you new songs as well as the old ones:)

http://www.myspace.com/tiffanyapanmusic

I am currently sitting in 4th place on the IndieShows.net Battle of Bands.  Continue the votes:)

http://battle.indieshows.net

Well, that’s all for now folks.

Tiffany

La Femme Electrique Cd

Hey all,

Just a quickie update:

First, we have new merch!  I now have new buttons courtesy of decayingyouth.  The La Femme Electrique CD is now officially released with the exclusive track, "Lost Little Girl" and a slightly different version of my song "Warrior."  I will be making pay buttons for them until they are available in my new webstore on my new upcoming website.  Of course, they will also be available at shows.  Some have inquired about shirts and that is the next thing we are working on:)

I now have footage of the performance of our set at the La Femme Electrique concert at Club Cafe that took place just a week ago on my YouTube Channel as well as two vlogs.  Check them out at

http://www.youtube.com/TiffanyApan

The vlogs are also available on my road journal:

http://www.tiffanyapanroadadventures.blogspot.com which will be linked to my new website.

Also, "Scarborough Fair" was be played on the Celtic Myth Podshow straight out of London, England on January 10.  The following is a message from Gary of Celtic Myth Podshow with the info:
"Just a quick note to let you know that Scarborough Fair is available on the New Year  Music Special, (SP08) which is available to all the subscribers to our show as well as online at http://celticmythpodshow.com/episodes/ . To go along with the Show, there is a page in the Shownotes section at http://celticmythpodshow.com/Shownotes/episodeSP08.php ."
You can view my Celtic Myth Podshow page at the following link:
http://celticmythpodshow.com/Contributors/TiffanyApan.php
A big thank you to Gary and the rest of the gang at the Celtic Myth Podshow:)  You can still listen to the show in the show’s archives.

For those of you on the mailing list, the January newsletter will be coming within a couple days.  We’ve had some minor computer issues.

Well, that’s all for now but more to come:)

Tiffany

My Youtube Channel

Hello everyone,

I’m just letting you all know that my YouTube Channel is now officially up and running:)  The videos uploaded so far are my "Run Away and Hide" music video, a behind the scenes look at the making of my "Run Away and Hide" video, and a live in store performance of my new song, "Lost Little Girl" (available on the La Femme Electrique compilation CD which will be available at shows and in my webstore on my new upcoming website) at Borders Bookstore in Monroeville, PA.

There is much more waiting to be uploaded to the YouTube Channel.  While we are making my music videos available pretty much anywhere on the internet and tv, there will be things like my upcoming behind the scenes show, live performances, and vlogs that will be exclusive to YouTube.

You can check out the YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/TiffanyApan

Also, don’t forget the La Femme Electrique Concert and CD Release Party at Club Cafe tomorrow night.  We share the stage with Surviving the Odyssey, Ayris, and Blindsider.  The doors open at 7:00pm.  More info can be found at http://www.clubcafelive.com .  It’s only $7.00 to get in:)

Have a great evening everyone.

Tiffany

Music Corner Tv

Hello all,

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season.  Just a quick announcment in regards to the music video for "Run Away and Hide."  I’m happy to say that the video has been added to the roster of Music Corner TV.  Music Corner TV is an internet music video TV show based out of Croatia.  It is linked to Croatian Catholic Radio.  Music Corner TV and Croatian Catholic Radio play a wide variety of artists including Sarah Brightman, Loreena McKennitt, The Beatles, Catya Mare, Delerium, Deep Forest, The Carpenters, Celtic Woman, Abba, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Christina Aguilera, Ace of Base, Enya, Gregorian, Enigma, and many more.  A big thanks to Mario and the folks over at Music Corner TV and  Jason and I are both thrilled to be included on a roster of such esteemed musical acts.  You can check them out on the web at their myspace and youtube channels:

http://www.myspace.com/marioschneller

http://www.youtube.com/musiccornertv

Head on over and watch my video and the vids of all the other artists played by them as well:)

There is also still time to vote for the video at IndiMusic TV:

http://www.gorbs.com/imtv/videosmain.cfm

We are currently uploading videos to my new YouTube Channel.  We plan to have this up and running by the new year.  Stay tuned:)

This is also your last chance to enter our final contest for 2008!  One name will be drawn tomorrow night and the winner will be announced and contacted via email on Wednesday (Christmas Eve).  The winner will recieve and signed copy of my album "Poet," a signed 8×11 of Jason and myself by Jason and myself, and a signed poster from my "Poet" CD release party (a rare item).  All you have to do is sign up for my monthly mailing list and you’re in!

Finally don’t forget to come see us, Surviving the Odyssey, Ayris, and Blindsider perform at the La Femme Electrique CD release party at Club Cafe on December 28!  Location and ticket info can be found in the concert section of my myspace as well as at http://www.clubcafelive.com

Have a wonderful, happy holidays everyone!

Tiffany

Scarborough Fair

Hello everyone,

Just a quick update:

Celtic Myth Podshow will be featuring "Scarborough Fair" on January 10, 2009 for their New Years show.  Check them out on their own myspace:

http://www.myspace.com/celticmythpodshow

There is also some more current and upcoming airplay: The Cool Tunes (US), Halloween (US), KIAC Ambient Top 25 (US), Rockstars Glued (US).

More press is also on the way.  There will be ads for my album in two upcoming magazine issues: Twisted Dreams Magazine Feb 2009 Issue (US-they have a great review of the album in their current Oct 2008 issue) and the next issue of Fireworks Magazine (UK-they featured the remix of "Ghost" on their Catz n Claws compilation album as well as a brief article on Jason and I).  For all you Clevelanders the Cleveland, OH based art magazine Artist Review Today will also be featuring an article in their next issue.  I also found out that Crawling Tunes Magazine did a review on my album in their latest and current issue.  This is my third time somehow featured in the German-based magazine.  Crawling Tunes always sells out of their issues so pick it up.  Our friends, Surviving the Odyssey, are also featured in this Crawling Tunes issue on the CD and DVD compilation so be sure to get em while their still hot off the press:)

Twisted Dreams Magazine-http://www.myspace.com/twisteddreamsmagazine

Fireworks Magazine-http://www.myspace.com/fireworks_magazine

Artists Review Today- http://www.artistsreviewtoday.com

Crawling Tunes Magazine- http://www.myspace.com/crawlingtunesmagazine

I’ve been working with Mark Kapsha and Rowen Poole in constructing my new website.  We have the web address and everything set up.  We just need to put together the site.  We do though have a ‘preview’ of it:

http://www.tiffanyapan.com

New contact info is as follows: info@tiffanyapan.com

We plan to have the new website up in early 2009.

Last but definatly not least, we have a new show to mark the end of the year.  It is the La Femme Electrique CD Release Party.  We will be sharing the stage with Surviving the Odyssey, Ayris, and Blindsider.  We (and some other great bands) all have songs featured on the La Femme Electrique compilation CD.  The songs of mine featured on the disc are ‘Warrior’ and a track that is (until now) never before released.  Copies of the comp album will be available at the show and I will also have copies at upcoming shows on the ‘Poet’ tour as well as in my upcoming new webstore.  The show takes place on Sunday, December 28 at 7:00pm at Club Cafe in the South Side of Pittsburgh, PA.  For more location info and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.clubcafelive.com

Well, that’s all for now.

Stay warm (if you’re like me and you live where it’s freezing)!

Tiffany

P.S.- You can still view and vote for my new music video, "Run Away and Hide" at the link below:)

http://www.gorbs.com/imtv/videosmain.cfm

Premieres Tonight On Indimusic Tv

Hello  all,

Just a reminder that the music video for the song "Run Away and Hide" off of my album ‘Poet" premieres tonight on IndiMusic TV!

If you live in the New York tri state area, you can watch it on television on Channel 10/55 WLNY TV at 11pm tonight.

If you don’t live in the NY Tri State area, you can see it by getting onto the website and voting the video into the top 10:)

Click on the link belowe to see the video and vote (if clicking on it doesn’t work as it sometimes doesn’t on myspace, simply copy and paste the link into your browser):

http://www.gorbs.com/imtv/videosmain.cfm

The video was shot by award winning videographer/photographer Alisa Lawson with Jenna Lowe on makeup.

Hope you enjoy the video and vote:)  Also stay tuned for more radio airplay coming soon:)

Have a great evening,

Tiffany

My First Music Video

Hello and a very Happy Holidays to everyone:)

I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things after being in sunny Florida for a week’s vacation:)

Here’s some news coming your way though:

I am happy to announce the world premiere of my first music video, "Run Away and Hide" on December 6, 2008.  IndiMusic TV (IMTV) will be premiering the video both on it’s Television station and it’s website on the internet.  For those of you in the New York Tri State area, you can watch the video on television on channel 10/55 on WLNY TV on Saturdays at 11pm.  If you do not live in the NY tri state area, you can watch the video and others by clicking on the link below:

http://www.gorbs.com/imtv/videosmain.cfm  

There is more though for the music video.  This IMTV program is also sort of like a TRL (Total Request Live) type of show.  You can also click on the videos to vote for them and the artist with the most votes ends up getting an entire episode dedicated to them.  So on December 6, not only can you watch the video, but you can vote for it and put in the top 10 to be in the running to win an entire episode:)

The always supportive people at Karmacaffe.com has featured me in their music section:)  Thanks again, Chandi!

While in Florida, I was informed by the fine folks at the British podcast show, The Celtic Myth Podshow, that they were interested in using my version of "Scarborough Fair" on their holiday/new years show!  I will let you know of specific dates as to when the song will air, but you can check them out at the following link:

http://www.myspace.com/celticmythpodshow

As some of you know, Jason and I founded our new production company, Poets Labyrinth Productions, in 2008.  But, we are now unveiling the production company’s new homes on the web.  If you are on myspace, add us here at http://www.myspace.com/poetslabyrinthproductions

You can also check out the production company’s temporary website at http://www.freewebs.com/poetslabyrinth

There is a new chance to win an autographed copy of Poet!  We are doing a special holiday contest for those on the mailing list.  Names will be drawn on December 23 (the day before Christmas Eve).  In addition to winning a CD, you will also win an 8×11 of Jason and myself signed by both of us and a signed poster from my ‘Poet’ CD release party!  If you already have the CD, give the won copy to a friend and keep the signed photos for yourself:)  Simply sign up for the monthly mailing list and you’re in!  The mailing list is on my myspace page:  http://www.myspace.com/tiffanyapanmusic

Well, that’s about all for now, folks!

Tiffany