A Brand New World, A New Beginning

A big thanks to everyone who has shown so much support and encouragement after my last blog post. Since that post, Emergency Songs has gotten a handful of wonderful reviews, a ton of downloads, and I’ve received several emails requesting that we keep getting the word out about the album.

Then I received a licensing request for a video made in South Korea called “We Love Japan.” The filmmakers found the content of “Start Again” to be perfect for their creation. Alanna, Chad and myself were very moved by the film and honored that they’d chose to use our music for such a powerful piece. It also made us aware that this music does have a powerful message that people need to hear.

This has inspired us to take this project to the next level and try to find ways to  take the message of public safety and disaster preparedness to LA and the rest of the world. Alanna and I will be meeting in the coming weeks to determine how the concept of Emergency Songs goes beyond music. It’s a brand new world, a new beginning.


About Monk Turner
"This prolific/eclectic artist/producer uses a spectrum of styles, generating entire concept albums. Turner is both daring and melodically gifted..." -Music Connection Magazine "You've got to love Monk Turner for creativity and witty lyrics. He combines various music genres and creates tracks suited for any type of music listener." -FrostClick Over the past decade, Monk Turner has produced more than 20 concept albums, using a freeform collective of musicians who share his passion for creating unique, genre-defying music. His songs have been featured in movies, television programs and advertisements, and his reach continues to widen. “Seeking” from the 2008 release, Love Story currently has had more than 500,000 plays on the online radio station, Pandora. Music from Emergency Songs was featured in an international video that was created in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake in Japan. But, his most ambitious project to date has been the production of his 2012 album, Kaleidoscope, where he collaborated with more than 40 national and international artists to create an album of music and poetry based on the concept of color. Turner offers free download capabilities via the unconventional distribution platform offered by Creative Commons licenses so that the public is able to enjoy and share his music.

One Response to A Brand New World, A New Beginning

  1. Andy Siti says:

    Wow. Awesome. Keep up the good work MonK! 🙂

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