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Raiatea in Northern California

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:56:48 PM Pacific/Honolulu

You may or may not have heard that Raiatea is on the road and this week she is performing in Northern California. After performing in Lodi Saturday, tonight she is in Redwood City at The Fox Club, in Berkley tomorrow at the Freight and Savage then finishing off California in San Diego at Anthology. For all details on Raiatea visit her website here

Also, we would like to send a big Mahalo to the SF Gate, Hawaii Insider writer Jeanne Cooper for another great article, this time highlighting Raiatea and her Tour. Read it here

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IZ hits #1 in Portugal and #5 in New Zealand!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:42:29 PM Pacific/Honolulu

IZ continues to climb the charts all over the world and this week his "Somewhere over the Rainbow - The Best of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole" album hit #5 in New Zealand! Also, for his second week in a row IZ's Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World medley has hit #1 on Portugal's Digital Singles charts! Amazing!

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0 Comments | Posted in IZ Artists News By Mike Pooley

34th Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Monday, April 18, 2011 2:46:25 PM Pacific/Honolulu

It's that time of the year, The Gathering of the Stars, where Hawaii's most innovative and influential artists and composers of the year shine in Hawaii's biggest night for music, "The Na Hoku Hanohano Awards."  Its the award ceremonies 34th year and is promised to be one of the most memorable yet.  The categories are full of talent-packed nominees, many from our very own Mountain Apple Company, and many more with hopes set on leaving their mark in Hawaiian music history.  Click on link provided for full listing of this years nominees and details of the upcoming event. 2011 Hoku Awards nominees announced – Honolulu, Hawaii Calendar of Events – Hawaii Entertainment

Long time Mountain Apple Company artist, Amy Hanaiali`i, accepts for Album of the Year at last years ceremony.

Stay tuned for future notice on how you can access all of Mountain Apples nominated artists/albums on-line for pre-show viewing.  Don't miss out on your opportunity to share this years moment with the stars.  Aloha and hope you enjoy this years show. 

Israel Wins ECHO Award in Germany!

Friday, March 25, 2011 9:11:34 AM Pacific/Honolulu

We have been very excited about IZ's recent success in Europe, specifically in Germany where it all started. This past week, Germany hosted their ECHO Awards which is their equivalent to our Grammys. Our leader and CEO Jon de Mello flew to berlin to accept IZ's award for "Hit Song of the Year" for "Over the Rainbow" and even in his busy schedule took the time to send us some of his behind the scenes photos along with a link for his and the Kamakawiwo'ole family's acceptance speech. 

Mahalo to ECHO, B1 Recordings and all of IZ's fans in Germany and across the world!


 Jon de Mello accepts the ECHO Award presented to Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo`ole for Hit Song of the Year -  "Over the Rainbow"


Kila de Mello, Jon de Mello and Wolfgang Boss of B1 Recordings 



Jon de Mello and Wolfgang Boss Accepting their ECHO Award.



So very Cool!



Jon de Mello and Wolfgang Boss on the Screen



Marlene and Wehi Kamakawiwo'ole


de Mello's translator

Jon de Mello's English Translator (since he doesn't speak German very well)


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0 Comments | Posted in IZ Video Artists News By Mac Editor

Mailani - 'Aina Stream

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:07:48 PM Pacific/Honolulu

Next Tuesday March 29th, Mailani will be releasing her sophomore solo album titled 'Aina. To celebrate, we are letting you hear the album in it's entirety on her website! Also on her site are live video Performances of 2 songs from 'Aina, along with photos, news, calendar and Free Downloads. 

Check it out HERE!

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Musical Instrument Museum sets dates for Hawaiian Concert Series

Friday, March 18, 2011 3:05:03 PM Pacific/Honolulu

     The Musical Instrument Museum welcomes the young and the old, the uninitiated and the knowledgeable, to explore and experience the rich diversity of the world's music and musical instruments. Their doors are open and the dates set for the Hawaiian Concert Series which will be featuring three of Hawaii's best. Tickets on sale now! To learn more about the Musical Instrument Museum, check out their website. 


Liʻa - The Legacy of a Hawaiian Man

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 3:56:46 PM Pacific/Honolulu

Today is the release of the DVD "Liʻa - The Legacy of a Hawaiian Man" by Eddie and Myrna Kamae which you can order now here.

In the meantime, here is Eddie Kamae and Mountain Apple Company CEO, Jon de Mello talking about the subject of the DVD, Sam Liʻa. 


0 Comments | Posted in Artists News Video Studio Eddie Kamae By Mike Pooley

Get the IZ App Now!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 1:43:48 PM Pacific/Honolulu


  We are excited to announce that IZ has officially hit the mobile web with his new iPhone App! We have his app coming to the BlackBerry and the Android very soon so stay tuned for more updates! Get it here!

0 Comments | Posted in News Artists IZ By Mike Pooley

Couple Helps Preserve Hawaiian Culture Through Music

Friday, February 25, 2011 2:40:54 PM Pacific/Honolulu

Read the fascinating story of how, for this couple, retirement turned to mission as they found the will to reach out to native Hawaiian singers with hopes of preserving the language through song.  This story encompasses how the Hawaiian label, Ululoa, came to be.


(click link to read full article) Couple Helps Preserve Hawaiian Culture Through Music | Music | English

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Mailani in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:35:13 PM Pacific/Honolulu


Today in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's online medium, Pulse, they illuminate an already familiar name in Mailani Makainai.  The article shares insight in some of her previous accomplishments to her most anticipated album, "Aina," expected to be released sometime next month.  Details of her new tracks and the inspiration behind them are captured in the article. You can read the article in full by going to  And for all you fans out there, don't forget to checkout Mailani's fanpage at Just click the links for instant access. 

0 Comments | Posted in News Artists Mailani New Music By MAC Blog

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