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Flash Jam

Rocky Mountain Audiofest marked the spontaneous combustion (launch) of Flash Jam! What is a "Flash Jam"? It's when musicians gather to a single place and assemble to perform. The musicians don't necessarily need to know each other or to have played together before -- just show up with an instrument. Blue Coast Records has had a lot of 'firsts' but this may be the most innovative!

Newport Blue Coast Sampler 1

Blue Coast Records artists, Jenna Mammina, Alex de Grassi, Nick Phillips, Jenny Maybee, Valerie Joyce, Meghan Andrews and Marco Ferrero show their support of high-end audio and music by coming to the Newport Beach Audioshow. Blue Coast Records put together the first of many samplers for attendees to get to know the artists through their music.

Signature-Solo Fiona Joy

News from Blue Coast Records. Signature - Solo, the first solo piano album of multi-talented Fiona Joy, won the award for Best Solo Piano album of 2015 at the recent ZMR Awards. http://bluecoastrecords.downloadsnow.net/fiona-joy-signature-solo

On April 21, 2016 Blue Coast Records will host the first in the United States live streaming DSD concert. Acoustic Guitar phenomena, Alex de Grassi and the fans favorite songstress, Jenna Mammina, will be performing a concert from the Skywalker Sound stage. The concert is scheduled to begin at 2pm and end at 3pm PDT.

From now until Dec 31, 2015 buy any music download totaling $40 or more and get one album download free! Just forward us your receipt of purchase with the album and format you'd like to receive. It's just that simple! Send to support@bluecoastmusic.com Read more for details

PF Brutus Award 2015

Blue Coast Records is honored to be awarded the 2015 Brutus Award for Excellence from Positive-Feedback.

http://bluecoastrecords.downloadsnow.net/blue-coast-collection-remastered

Blue Coast Records announces the release of their first downloads in DSD 256 or Quad DSD. The first 3 songs launched are all mixes from the original recording sessions for the Blue Coast Collection, The E.S.E. Sessions, which will be released in its entirety in early fall in DSD 256. DSD is short for Direct Stream Digital, a one bit recording format. A full length album in DSD 256 can be as large as 8-10 gigabytes.

Rolf Sturm and Jenna Mammina

Blue Coast Records albums topped the charts for June at the newly created Hi End Music Chart Toppers. Jenna Mammina and Rolf Sturms recent Special Event took the Number One spot. High five to the Hi End Five from Blue Coast Records!

NB Performance Schedule

Blue Coast Records is thrilled to announce the appearance of Fiona Joy, Quiles & Cloud and the duo, Jenna Mammina/Rolf Sturm at the Newport Beach Audioshow, May 28 - 31. Various recording demos, artist Q&A, and free giveaways will be offered in the Blue Coast Trading Post in Suite 546 and 547. We hope you join us!.See the full performance schedule by clicking on the link.

Signature-Solo

Blue Coast Records artist, Fiona Joy, is no stranger to acoustic music. She has topped instrumental music charts and won numerous awards. We're pleased to announce that her song, "Grace" (remixed for the album Winds of Samsara) WON a Grammy in 2015. Congratulations, Fiona! You can hear Fiona's solo piano recording on her Blue Coast Records album, Signature-Solo, available here in Double DSD, DSD, WAV and FLAC.

Valerie Joyce and Marco de Carvalho at CAS 2014

Blue Coast Records is pleased to announce the release of 3 free DSD downloads recorded live to DSD at the California Audio Show on August 15, 16, and 17 2014. Wonderful performances from Valerie Joyce, Marco de Carvalho and Gregory James can he auditioned and downloaded in DSD. The audience had a chance to hear the live performances versus the immediate playback on the Sony SS-AR1 speakers. We especially thank Sony for getting a very large room and sponsoring us for this event. Follow the 'read more' and you'll find the links.

We have a Special Edition UFO DSD DAC in Blue. So portable, it fits in your hand and is USB powered. Works with files from mp3 to Double DSD or DSD128. Also plays FLAC and WAV/AIFF. LEDs under the large volume know light up for the different formats. See the complete list of features and easy setup guide here.... http://bluecoastrecords.com/ufo-dsd-dac

All-Star Jam Blue Coast Records

What happens when you put 6 of your favorite artists in a studio, who have never met before and all they have in common is knowing the producer? Blue Coast All-Star Jam! It's a amazing what you can do in a day with great musicians. A "Must Hear" is Adele's Rolling in the Deep. http://bluecoastrecords.com/store/various-artists/all-star-jam

Valerie Joyce Blue Coast Records

Blue Coast Records was thrilled to have Valerie Joyce back in the studio with Marco De Carvalho, the fabulous Brazilian guitarist. The music was recorded direct to the Sonoma DSD recording system with live performances in the studio and at the California Audio Show in front of a lively crowd of audiophiles. Music lovers can't get enough of Valerie's silky voice. These recordings won't disappoint. Click here to listen to the music samples. http://bluecoastrecords.com/store/valerie-joyce/special-event-25

Tony Furtado Special Event 22

Tony Furtado stopped by our studios for a "live in the studio" recording session. Tony is also a two time national banjo champ and shows off a little solo banjo here also. http://bluecoastrecords.com/store/tony-furtado/special-event-22

Blue Coast Music

We are thrilled to announce the creation of Blue Coast Music, the company that will oversee Blue Coast Records, Downloads NOW!, DSD-Guide and distribute recordings for other DSD labels that include IsoMike, San Francisco Symphony, ACT Music and other labels. Currently Blue Coast Music has thousands of songs in DSD or High Resolution Audio and expects to triple that number in 2014.

Picnic Table at OTR Studios

First live video from OTR Studios featuring Blue Coast Recording Artists. On Friday November 29, 2013, beginning at 3pm till 7pm, we'll be presenting a live recording session (we hope). This is the first time and we thought you'd enjoy following our progress. Where to see the live cast will be coming soon. Check back here for more details. .

Cookie at the board for NPR Sessions

Cookie Marenco, founder of Blue Coast Records, is interviewed for NPR Morning Edition. Join the lively conversation at NPR. Laura Sydell does a terrific job simplifying digital audio and high resolution formats.

http://sanfranciscosymphony.downloadsnow.net/mahler-symphony-no-2

A few months ago our sister site, Downloads NOW! released DSD downloads of the Mahler No 1 recorded by the San Francisco Symphony. Although we typically reserve Blue Coast Records for music solely recorded by us, we felt this recording was of the quality we WISHED we had been the ones to record it. :) We are very proud of this recording.

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