"Creativity can solve any problem."- The Harmonie Park Team
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Since the beginning of American popular music, the Detroit music culture has influenced every genre of music with its rich history of artists, songwriters and producers. Along with automobiles, â€śMotownâ€ť music has long been the â€śDNAâ€ť of Detroit, Michigan. Harmonie Park Music, LLC (â€śHPâ€ť) is nestled in the epicenter of such a dynamic. With the adoption of the Michigan Film Incentive Act in April of 2008 and its robust 42% production credit on film and â€śentertainmentâ€ť productions including music and events, Michigan is quickly becoming a production haven for film and entertainment leaders. HP is on a fast track to take advantage of the healthy credits available to music and entertainment visionaries by positioning itself as one of the leading experts. Add in cutting-edge creative advertising and branding abilities along with innovative consulting savvy to the HP business mix and you have the makings for a fresh, innovative and powerful multi-media entity to uniquely position in the marketplace.
With a management team of award winning music, advertising and consulting professionals, cutting-edge technology and on-the-edge marketing strategies, a new breed of company emerges â€“ one that does not exits in the marketplace. Nowhere else will you find music, entertainment and communications all wrapped up in one entity.
Geographically, the area in Detroit known as â€śHarmonie Parkâ€ť is located at the foot of what was once called, Black Bottom and Paradise Valley, where much of early American popular music was cultivated in the 1940â€™s, 50â€™s and 60â€™s. It is now at the heart of the newly named â€śParadise Valley Entertainment and Cultural Districtâ€ť in downtown Detroit.
For the last fifteen years brothers Brian and Mark Pastoria, as part of Harmonie Park Music & Advertising, have helped carry the torch of Detroitâ€™s incredible music legacy and are the premier Production Company and Studio in Detroit. With the addition of visionary leader Bill Evo, owner of eGroup Alliance, and advertising legend Gary Topolewski and Jeff Holme and their collective relationships and strategic partners, the new HP vision is set to launch as The Harmonie Park Media Group.
The committed professionals at Harmonie accept only the highest level of performance for team members. This business culture expectation, or HP â€śDNA,â€ť will keep the Harmonie brand and work product pristine and ensure only the highest quality and results. Whether helping local and national brands with their advertising, launching an emerging recording artist, working with legendary artists like Aretha Franklin and Dave Mason, creating musical education programs or working on movie soundtracks, HP has a growing profile in the music, advertising and entertainment industry.
The Harmonie Park Media Group is the one-stop shop consultant for the emerging Music and Film Industry tax rebates which are the highest anywhere at 42%. HP is a powerful and effective partner to have when it comes to solving all music, video, creative, strategic consulting, database marketing or social networking needs.
The Harmonie Park Media Group specializes in music and leading edge creative marketing and advertising solutions. As a leader in the industry, it recognizes the new frontier in communications and the merging of the advertising and entertainment businesses and brands. The Harmonie Media Group integrates all forms of communications â€śin harmonieâ€ť to maximize, define and articulate the centrally driven authentic expression of a brandâ€™s identity. The Harmonie Park Media Group is a full service dynamic team in which an enterprising spirit, fuels the drive to deliver beyond expectations.
Nestled among the tree-lined side streets of downtown Detroitâ€™s cozyHarmonie Park is the aptly-named Harmonie Park Studios. Open since 1996 and run by Mark Pastoria and Brian Pastoria. Harmonie Park has recorded some of the music industries top acts such as Aretha Franklin,Eminem, D12, P Diddy, Will.I.AM, The Black Crowes, Tori Amos, The Four Tops, Grand Funk Railroad, MĂ¶tley CrĂĽe, Missy Elliott, Ben Folds Five, Dave Mason, Everclear, George Clinton, Elliott Smith, Karen Clarkand her daughter, rising gospel star, Kierra â€śKiKiâ€ť Sheard.
Marquee names in the producer world like Rodney Jerkins, Michael J. Powell, P Diddy and others have also been a mainstay of the Harmonie Park sound. Mark Pastoria recently won a Grammy for his work on Ms. Franklinâ€™s award winning track â€śA House is Not a Homeâ€ť from the Luther Vandross tribute album. The song was also prominently featured on this year's televised 2006 American Music Awards
Harmonie Park is leading the way with social networking friendly content and rich media of every kind. If it's cutting edge, we're already doing it. Check out our world. We make it better than anyone. We deliver it better than anyone.
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Brothers and business partners Mark Pastoria, of Clinton Township, left, and Brian Pastoria, of Warren are hopeful about bringing more big-name artists to their Harmonie Park Studios in Detroit thanks to tax breaks for sound recordings in Michigan. "This makes all the sense in the world," Brian Pastoria
Can Motown happen again? Singing praises of music tax credits | freep.com | Detroit Free Press (read article)
It makes for an enchanting vision: The revival of Detroit as a music-making capital, teeming with studios, session players, producers and smash hits. With Michigan's newly revealed recording tax incentives, music lovers can only be intrigued by the prospect of restoring real enterprise and dollars - to Detroit's legacy as one of the world's great music cities.
Tax credits can put the rock back in Detroit Rock City | freep.com | Detroit Free Press (read article)
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Decades after Motown Records put Detroit on the world's entertainment map, a little-noticed tax break could help usher in a new era of music-making in Michigan. (read article)
New Song Track from Michael Brock: "My Love For You"
Michael Brock has been in the studio of Harmonie Park finishing up tracks. Here is a sample of the song. Watch the video here too.
If you like it then click on this link to get a FREE mp3 of the song "My Love For You" and pass it on to 10 of your friends. Kind of like a song chain.
"Christmas in Detroit" now available at www.christmasindetroit.org & ReverbNation!
"Christmas in Detroit" was born out of the idea that during the Holiday Season we could help others in need and use the power of music to reach people. Check it out!
Harmonie Park has gained a reputation as a premier music and creative group for the advertising and recording industry.
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HARMONIE PARK ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT NEWS!
â€“ A Tribute to â€śParadise Valleyâ€ť
They called it Paradise Valley, in Detroit's Black Bottom. It was a 66 square block area on the near east side of Detroit's downtown and from the 1920s on it was where the vast majority of the African American population of Detroit lived. (read more...)