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Revamped Site to Feature Novel Interface for Optimal User Experience

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 9, 2009 – FUSICOLOGY™ today released a sleek, new design. The new design will compliment the site’s overhaul slated for completion at the end of the year. The enhanced site will feature a next-generation interface for better functionality.

FUSICOLOGY, an online hub for progressive events, music and culture, has a sustained presence in major cities throughout North America.

“We’re proud to share our improved site with the community,” said FUSICOLOGY founder and Chief Executive Officer Asya Shein. “Our new design makes it much easier for users to search for events and share information.”

The new site will include features, such as:

  • Streamlined event uploads;
  • Improved content management system;
  • Increased content
  • Additional cities and event listings; and
  • More interactive applications

“This is a crucial step in our site development, and we are excited to see the response from users,” said FUSICOLOGY Chief Information Officer Nina Morena.

The company has been developing the new design since early this year and will continue to roll-out extra features and improvements in Q4 2009.


Defining the Soul Diaspora since 2003, FUSICOLOGY is a multi-faceted, online destination for progressive music, culture and event listings. FUSICOLOGY, a company administrated by a female executive staff, has a sustained presence in 17 markets in the United States and Canada.

An expansion to additional international markets such as Paris, Johannesburg and Berlin is currently in development. FUSICOLOGY is a privately-held company and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit


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Fusicology has a new look!

With a new sleek homepage (primed and ready for any PDA on the market!) and more highly effective back end updates, Fusicology has continued to grow and lead by leaps and bounds. New features, widgets and many Web 2.0 functionalities live now on the new

Last week we launched our annual event listings guide for the Miami Winter Music Conference as well as our 15th city, Philadelphia thanks to our promotional partners at

Not only does Fusicology have a clean new look, this exceptional event network site has also just launched the 08 Fusicology Spring Sound Sampler CD. Partnering with artists such as Ron Trent, Maya Azucena, 5 Ela featuring J Dilla and Roy Davis Jr , supported by brands such as Mackie audio and Chocolate City radio, it is flawlessly mixed by Prince’s own DJ Rashida

The Fusicology Spring Sound Sampler will be distributed at national hot spots SXSW and the Miami Winter Music Conference where Fusicology has once again partnered up with the most important events at WMC with artists like Bugz in the Attic & Rich Medina and with events like NextAid and the James Brown Tribute.

With over 125,000 unique viewers and 4.5 million hits per month, Fusicology continues to be the one of the most, if not the most essential online event information hub under a broad, metropolitan urban music umbrella “Defining the Soul Diaspora.”

Five New Cities

Fusicology celebrates another fruitful year with the launch of event listings, news and features for three new cities on Columbus, OH; Charlotte, NC; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA and Montreal, Canada will be up and running within the 1st Quarter with hand-picked events and content for the savvy urban alternative crowd.

Site Technology Upgrades

After four years as the leading source of relevant nightlife content for urban trendsetters, Fusicology announces another technology upgrade that makes the backend of the site easier to navigate, streamlining the process for the nation’s top promoters. One of the new features allows for automatically re-instating rotating events, instead of the manual updates. In addition, a new dedicated server option adds more power to the site, allowing for faster uploads and content viewing. Stepping the game up from the Cold Fusion technology on which the site was built,’s new technological upgrades will mean greater functionality with fewer steps!

Content Additions

Fusicology has added great new badges and widgets like our music player and video player to both our mailers and website, allowing for a richer user experience. Currently in development are new sections for the E-zine, including Green lifestyle, Fashion and Politics pages.

2008 Event Plans

Stay tuned as we continue building for 2008. Fusicology has big plans for the GRAMMY’S in LA, NBA All Star Weekend in New Orleans, South by Southwest in Austin, and the Winter Music Conference in Miami. In addition, our 2008 Spring CD Sampler, mixed down by Prince’s DJ Rashida, will be out in time for all the special events.

Fusicology aims to continue to provide the leaders in forward urban culture with the information they need to set the bar for the evolution of cool with the most discerning eye and ear.

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Tanya Morgan was one of 3 finalists in the Myspace/XM Radio “Show Us What Ya Got Contest. The 3 Finalists all received all expense paid trips to Las Vegas to perform with Chamillionaire and Talib Kweli where 3 judges would decide the winner based on their performance. Tanya Morgan would go onto win and one judge even went as far as saying they’re the “2008 Tribe Called Quest.” The guys are ecstatic as they prepare to release their next 2 projects “The Bridge” and “Brooklynati.” As reward they will receive a Myspace music feature, performances at Myspace secret shows, XM radio spins for 2-3 weeks, an all expense paid to Washington DC to interview on XM radio, a multi-city poster publicity campaign, and a mixtape with a yet to be announced high profile DJ. Amazing they’re still unsigned!

VIDEO: Final 3 Winners Perform @ Power Summit Las Vegas for grand prize

Fusicology is proud to participate as media sponsor in this year’s 6th Annual Urban Organic Festival downtown Detroit , November 15 – 18. This soul summit of sorts kicks off with performances from renowned & emerging soul & hip hop artists such as Amp Fiddler, Alison Crockett, Monica Blaire, Anthony David, Waajeed and many more. The weekend is set to climax with an all-star local jam with legend Roy Ayers, as we attempt to “connect the dots” between our seemingly disparate genres of “soul” music. The festival also features workshops and panel discussions for independent industry activists, as well as an indy music film showcase.

Travel & hotel discounts for 2007 festival-goers!  Detail below.. Anticipation mounts for the 4-day weekend in the D, with the Heavy Rhyme Experience kicking off the fest on 11.15, and the first-ever Annual Readers Choice Soul Track Awards on 11.16 hosted by & Awards will be given in several categories, with performances from over a dozen of our favorite rising Soul stars!   A weekend not to be missed.

Detroit Urban Organic Festival announces travel discounts for out-of-town UO Fest-goers!   All discounts apply to travel / accommodations on the following dates:  Tuesday, November 13 – Tuesday, November 20.  Reservations must be made via phone.

Northwest Airlines is offering 10% off your airfare one-way or round trip to Detroit Metro.  CODE: NMC25.

Amtrak Railways is offering 10% off any class train ticket on-way or round-trip to Detroit (Baltimore St. Station, across from St. Regis Hotel).  CODE: X70Q-925.

Hotel St. Regis – New Center, Detroit is offering $99/night room rate (50% off!) + other discount options.  CODE: Urban Organic Festival.

It’s that time of year when 2K Sports releases their award winning NBA basketball game. Outside of the obvious graphic, rosters and AI overhaul, the soundtrack is best known for displaying Hip Hop Classics, along with some of the best Underground Hip Hop around.

This year, 2K Sports teamed up and let Dan “The Automator” Nakamura produce one of the best 2K Sports track listings in a long time. The likings of the late J Dilla, Common and Run-DMC, just to name a few. Because we are Dilla fans, we could be a bit bias. You cannot beat ruling the Slam Dunk Contest on the Vegas Strip listening to E=MC2.

If you have not stepped out and purchased your NBA 2K8, click
here to view the full info and track listings.

CMJ Music Marathon kicks off in NYC Oct 16 – 19. Selected panels below; There is still time to register!

  • Selected Panels (in chronological order):

Commencing 10/16: Fusicology Founder Asya Shein: Blood, Sweat & Tears: Entrepreneurial Opportunities & Challenges, Pete Rock & DJ Spinna: Beat Generation, Rich Medina: Sound Science, Fusicology’s Jocelyne Ninneman & DJ Soul Sister: Katrina: Surviving Still, Mrs. Maureen Yancey aka Ma Dukes (J Dilla’s mother): Music Legacies, DJ Dummy & Roxy Cottontail: Hitting the Decks: What’s Up With Celebrity Non-DJs?, Fiona Bloom: UK vs. US

San Francisco-based record label, Look Records will celebrate the release of pioneering musicians G&D’s upcoming album, The Message Uni Versa, by throwing listening parties across the country. Beginning in Chicago on Tuesday September 25th and ending in San Diego October 13th, these 10 listening parties span the entire contiguous United States. DJ’s from across the nation will be hosting the parties with G&D making a special appearance at the San Diego party with an official “meet n’ greet” at Dream House. View All Dates

G&D is music made by Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley “Declaime” Perkins, inspired by soul, funk, and hip-hop. Their album is a spiritual message of hope, light, and love, loaded with bounce and funk. Listen & Learn here