About Gino Goss

Award winning Producer/Artist, Trumpeter, Latin percussionist Gino Goss decided in 2008 to embark on his own, forming Gino Goss and Jammajazz, producing a unique and exciting sound that is all his own. In 2009, he released is debut CD ALMOST FAMOUS to glowing reviews. Various cuts from this freshman CD can be heard globally.

Gino is currently in the studio working on his sophomore CD, having released nine singles from that CD, Funk It Up, award winning Kalimba Dreaming, award winning Night In Rio, award nominated Voodoo Magic and award winning Egyptian Drifter, award nominated Just Don't Want Another Broken Heart, Black Zulu, and Just Don't Want Another Broken Heart ~ The Remix and award winning Loosing My Way. As a producer Gino has featured vocalists from Brazil, Italy and India, as well as UK guitarist, on various tracks.

Gino's influences from some of the world’s greatest musicians, as well as his wide-ranging repertoire of pop, jazz, contemporary, R&B and world music has led him to create aesthetically rewarding performances which capture and accentuates the warmth, excitement, chemistry, and spontaneity of his shows.

2014, Gino has been honored with fourteen nominations in the genre categories of Jazz, Easy Listening and World Music at the 3rd Annual Indie Music Channel Awards held in Hollywood, CA. Taking home the awards for Best Male Jazz Artist and Best Jazz Song for Loosing My Way . In 2013, Gino was a ten time nominee of the Indie Music Channel Awards in Jazz category and five time nominee in World category. Taking home Best Jazz Song, Best Jazz Recording and Best Jazz Video for Kalimba Dreaming and Best Male World Artist for Egyptian Drifter. In 2012, Gino became a six time nominee and four time winner of Indie Music Channel Awards, including all genre Producer of the Year.

Gino’s unique sound and style leaves you with a silky, sexy, smooth and mystical feeling.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Ever Changing Face of the Music Business ~ Just some thoughts .....

Major labels survive because they've got the money and the relationships with radio.  If you want to compete you have to have the money and relationships.  Until mainstream ratio's hold is broken, the major labels will sustain.  Mainstream radio has the ability to garner and maintain an audience.  No one wants to go where no one else is. Until the Internet there was very little "off the grid" radio that we knew of.  Now though music is like information, it is infinite.

Soundscan is accurate as they get their "accurate" numbers from the declining record stores, sales no longer mean anything, gross does.  Look at your bottom line by adding your recording and streaming revenues, ticket, merchandise and sponsorship dollars then decide if you are winning or not. 

Spotify helped Universal's number, if you believe streaming is the death of music and there are no dollars involved, you would be wrong.  The truth is there are more recordings than ever and there are fewer than ever that "steal" music.  You Tube is the new radio.  Not everybody is listening to the same radio station, but everybody has You Tube at their fingertips.  Its America's radio, just check the views of the "monster" hits.

Albums are an ever growing thing of the past.  Look at it from the perspective of the listener, no one has time to let your music percolate, they don't want to pay for "crap."  You need to understand the listener today creates their own "one hit" playlist, and its not easy to create that One Hit.  Singles are the new way of making money, if you have a CD full of certifiable smashes, then release an LP.  Remember, this week's "hit" will soon be forgotten, even an unbelievable publicity campaign cannot change that, there is always next weeks "hit."

Just Sayin ... Turn It UP ~~~~

Loosing My Way ~ Jazz Review

'Loosing My Way' presents the sultry, sexy vocals of Italian Vocalist Rossella Cosentino.  Gino has a trumpet sound that suggests the softer side of luminosity, the realm of sunsets and half-moons and low-wattage incandescence.  Mellow and pearly, Rossella's vocals emits an unabashed beauty.  One of the perils of beauty is inertia, but Gino isn't about to fall into that trap, in this punch and ultimately perplexing and pulsating tune that will leave you wanting more.  Turn It UP ~~~