This summer 2017 Grammy Winner Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will release Wake Up The Dream, a new, all-ages album themed around the weird world of your dreams. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and his wild cast of characters lead listeners on a funky trip through your mind with a parade of dream-inspired songs. Retro stylings, soul divas, heavy beats, and high energy funk take charge on Wake Up The Dream as Secret Agent 23 Skidoo musically explores what dreams are made of.
Highlights For Children, Inc. is teaming up with kids’ podcast leader, Tinkercast, to unveil a new podcast for kids titled, Highlights Hangout, on June 4. Highlights Hangout is the latest addition to the screen-alternative kids-podcast movement that comes just in time for summer road trip season. An exciting 20-25 minute Highlights Hangout episode will release on the first Monday of each month.
Highlights Hangout is a new monthly podcast that brings Highlights Magazine, an American icon, to life in a whole new way. This magazine-style show offers a unique audio spin on the stories, characters, puzzles, and jokes that millions of kids dive into each month in the pages of Highlights. The new podcast will continue the impressive work of Highlights and its “fun with a purpose” approach, which for the past 72 years has helped children become their best selves by creating content and experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning. The podcast is produced in partnership with Tinkercast, creators of the award-winning, NPR-distributed podcast, Wow in the World, which is currently the most popular podcast for kids.
This summer, New Jersey based Jumpin’ Jamie will release his energetic debut family album Kookie,inspired by the pop punk music that shaped his own childhood, out June 1, 2018. Up until recently Jumpin’ Jamie has been best known as the Dinosaur Troubadour at New Jersey’s Field Station: Dinosaurs, but with the release of Kookie the pop rocker dives head first into the kindie scene with this bold, confident, and undeniably fun collection.
Jumpin’ Jamie’s goal is to inspire kids to be compassionate, to think for themselves, and to pursue whatever interests they have whether it be an astronaut, paleontologist, ghost hunter, or anything else they could imagine.
This Spring, The Pop Ups are back with Giants of Science, a cutting-edge collection of all-ages pop packed with enough hot beats and cool science to bring the universe into your living room. Packed with more glow-sticks than a day rave, this album is sure to get your wheels spinning and your feet moving through the medium of psychedelic synth pop.
With off-beat humor and profound head bopping, Giants of Science is determined to turn listeners into the next generation of innovators. Out May 18. 2018.
Songs for Sisters and Brothers: A family album to help siblings stick together, no matter how hard it may be, made by award-winning musician, therapist and mom Vered.
On Songs for Sisters and Brothers, a new collection out May 18, singer-songwriter Vered musically explores the complex and emotional sibling dynamic through a unique collection of songs, in continuation of her fascination with family relations. This is family music in a different sense, understanding the family as a whole; its trials, tribulations and needs. It is honest, reassuring and relatable.
Tu Eres Mi Flor is a sunny collection of songs sung in Spanish by beloved children’s artists Elizabeth Mitchell and Suni Paz. Featuring many well-known American folk songs that have been adapted for the enjoyment of both Spanish- and English-speaking children, these songs are filled with simple, repeated imagery, ideal for learning vocabulary; they’re also fun and easy to sing! Universal themes of harmony, compassion, gratitude, and kindness underscore the duo's firm belief that learning each other’s languages and songs is a powerful way to come together. 35 minutes, 40-page booklet with bilingual notes and lyrics in English and Spanish.
Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute to David Bowie
Spare the Rock Records, formed in 2010, has released three albums, all benefit albums. As of the end of 2013, the label has donated over $115,000 in proceeds.
In November 2017 Spare The Rock Records released Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute To David Bowie,an all-ages album dedicated to the music and artistry of David Bowie. The album features new interpretations of his work from a diverse group of artists with the mission of sharing his legacy and messages with a new generation.
Proceeds from the record benefit the It Gets Better Project and its mission to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. In short, It Gets Better works towards a world where all the children can boogie freely.
Artists who recorded for the project include Ted Leo, Sally Timms and Jon Langford (The Mekons, Wee Hairy Beasties), Rhett Miller (Old 97’s), Antibalas, The Honeydogs and Chasity Brown, Gina Chavez, Walter Martin (The Walkmen), Tracy Bonham and Uncle Rock, Wunmi, Elizabeth Mitchell with You Are My Flower featuring Simi Stone, Storey Littleton with Marco Benevento, Justin Roberts and the Not Ready For Naptime Players, Gustier Yellowgold and The Pop Ups, Red Yarn, Colin Brooks (Dan Zanes and Friends), Rachel Loshak with the New Standards,Nakia with the Barton Hills Choir, Molly Ledford, Lloyd H. Miller and Dean Jones, and Sonia De Los Santos and Elena Moon Park (Dan Zanes and Friends).
Producers on the album include multi-Grammy nominee and winner Dean Jones, author and musician “Uncle Rock” Robert Burke Warren, Stephanie Mayers, publicist and marketing consultant of Mayers Consulting, and Bill Childs, owner of Spare The Rock Records and producer of nationally syndicated radio show Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child. Cover art will be created by popular children’s book illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady, Punk Farm).
"Heroes" Let All The Children Boogie Album Release- Album is out 11.18.16!
Bears and Lions
With this long-anticipated 2nd album from Bears and Lions, they have gifted another collection of cage-free and age-free songs by animals for humans. Intricately composed yet simple, these songs for both kids and parents alike from the world's greatest animal band tell a story as they navigate across the sea to find their long-lost pal, the walrus.
Navigate will be released March 23, 2018 as the animals come out of hibernation just in time for the Vernal Equinox and the first day of Spring.
The 2018 Grammy nominated Brighter Side isthe eighth full-length Gustafer Yellowgold release from songwriter/cartoonist Morgan Taylor. The new album thematically expands on the two stories of the series’ protagonist, friendly alien Gustafer Yellowgold, from his current life in Minnesota back to his years spent growing up on the Sun.
Billy Kelly has been on the scene as a family musician for many years which has earned him a Grammy nomination and many rave reviews. For his latest endeavor, Billy has been performing stand-up comedy shows for families in hope of starting a new way for kids and parents to get out and share some laughs together. Billy's new release, My First Comedy Album is a live stand-up comedy album and is meant for the 8 and up crowd.
Billy likes to think of this as comedy toast with the crust cut off; if that crust was made of swear words and jokes about dating. So basically there is none of that stuff — just good clean laughs and absurd fun that people of all ages can enjoy together. Because the world needs more of that sort of thing!
THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERY KID AT LINCOLN CENTER.
A New Season of World-Class Performances.Explore the 2017-2018 LC Kids season and fill your family's year with the arts.
To develop talent and foster a new cohort of artists creating high-quality music for kids and families, Lincoln Center Education/LC Kids is piloting a Family Music Residency program to provide support to musicians interested in expanding their practice to include family music. In addition to rehearsal space, mentorship, and collaboration, participating artists will have the opportunity to perform at Lincoln Center and in the community through Lincoln Center Education and the LC Kids Artists at the Atrium Series. Mayers Consulting will be providing services to a new resident artist in the upcoming season: Soul Science Kids. Read more about the LC Kids Season here.
About Lincoln Center Education
Entering its 40th year, Lincoln Center Education (LCE) is a global leader in arts education and advocacy and the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing arts complex. LCE is committed to enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the highest-quality arts on the stage, in the classroom, via digital platforms, and within the community. Founded in 1975 as the Lincoln Center Institute, LCE has four decades of unparalleled school and community partnerships, professional development workshops, consulting services, and its very own repertory. LCE has reached more than 20 million students, teachers, school administrators, parents, community members, teaching artists, pre-service teachers, university professors, and artists in New York City, across the nation and around the world. LincolnCenterEducation.org.