Daily Archives: September 19, 2018

The Inaugural Ultimate Disco Cruise Adds Yvonne Elliman & France Joli To Lineup



Yvonne Elliman (left)
France Joli (right)

StarVista LIVE, the leader in nostalgia-based music cruise experiences, is adding a pair of classic dance music’s legendary divas ― Yvonne Elliman and France Jolie ― to an already unprecedented superstar lineup for its newest uniquely themed voyage, the 2019 Ultimate Disco Cruise.

Yvonne Elliman and France Jolie join a phenomenal gathering of pioneering musical artists who helped make dance music a lasting part of all of our lives: KC and The Sunshine Band, Kool & The Gang, The Spinners, Gloria Gaynor, the Village People, Tavares, Norma Jean Wright, Alfa Anderson & Luci Martin (formerly of Chic), Rose Royce, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Thelma Houston, The Trammps featuring Earl Young, Musique, the Australian Bee Gees Show – a Tribute to The Bee Gees, and just added, the Boogie Wonder Band, Keith & Leslie Ferguson and comedian Kivi Rogers – with more coming! Together, they’ll “rock the boat” for five incredible nights, with live concerts anchoring a cruise that brings the cultural phenomenon of the 1970s from the dance floor to the high seas on a luxury ship that will wind its way through the Gulf of Mexico from February 14-19, 2019.

Famed choreographer and “Dance Fever” TV host Deney Terrio, the man who taught John Travolta his Saturday Night Fever dance moves, hosts one of the greatest lineups of classic disco stars ever assembled –and so much more – aboard the award-winning Celebrity InfinityÒ


Chelsi Lauren Shares Dancehall-Inspired Single No Other

Chelsi Lauren is known for her work with rappers Giggs and rap duo Krept & Konan in their native Britain. The UK singer has not confined herself to any sound and today she debuts her new dancehall single “No Other.” The wavy pulsation of the beat and Lauren’s lyrics dedicated to her one and only love emote is a match for a club atmosphere or a night party on the beach. Producer Markus Myrie grasped the last days of summer inside “No Other’s” R&B and dancehall vibe. Lauren’s sophomore EP is coming in December and “No Other” is her third single this year following “In My Feelings” and “Teyana.” 


The Music Modernization Act Passes Clears New Way For Royalty Payments

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act of 2018 Tuesday night despite recent conflicts about it within the music industry. The legislation will not be complete until the House Of Representatives approves it and President Trump signs it. The act is designed to make it easier for copyright holders, producers and engineers to be compensated. Sirius XM and Music Choice opposed the bill with the former taking issue with recordings made before 1972 being recognized. Sirius XM also had a problem with terrestrial radio being exempt from paying royalties for master recordings and was lobbying against the act. 

Two-hundred artists including Paul McCartney and John Legend signed a letter threatening to boycott Sirius XM if they did support the bill. The company ultimately supported the bill after some last-minute compromises were made that included the promise from the RIAA and record companies to give them a fixed rate through 2027. 

The legislation is now called the Orrin G. Hatch Music Modernization Act because of Senator Orrin Hatch’s (R-UT) vehement support of the bill. Hatch is also a songwriter and him along with Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) called the act “the most important legislation in a generation.” The changes will streamline and ensure that artists, songwriters, producers, engineers and other music contributors receive royalty payments.