X FACTOR Contestant Vino Alan Releases Exclusive Singles; Announces Debut EP

Vino Alan, the award winning singer/songwriter and fan favorite from the popular NBC television talent show X-Factor (Season 2), releases his debut single, "Angels & Aliens" on Muzooka. This is the first of two singles from his upcoming Fall 2014 debut EP album that will be available on Muzooka.

"We are excited and honored to help release Vino's much anticipated solo album," says Muzooka CEO, Shawn Wilson. "His unique voice is a great addition to the many artists we have on Muzooka and his fans will get an amazing taste of what's to come from Vino when his full album releases in the Fall."

The talented contestant of Simon Cowell's X-Factor show won the hearts of millions when he sang a live cover of P!nk's "Sober." Fans of Vino were later disappointed when a last min song switch which may have helped to cause the rising star to be voted off the X-Factor show, leaving some to question the controversial vote.(1)

"Vino's sound is vast due to his deep background in many styles -Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Metal, Bluegrass, Electronic, Hip-Hop," states Jared Lee Gosselin, Vino's producer and Muzooka industry panelist. "Also his Missouri roots show through in an Americana organic feel with true authentic delivery. This album will bring a whole different level of vocals to his fans."

When asked why he chose Muzooka to release his singles, Vino Alan replied, "I'm taking control of my artistry. I wanted to put it on a platform that was focused on giving independent artists the chance to shine among their peers, much like my days on X-Factor. I believe this is how all artists, independent or otherwise are going to release their music in the future -by letting their fans call the shots in what they want to listen to and how. Just gotta embrace it!"

Since X-Factor, Vino has also been busy in Hollywood, working with various artists such as Stevie Wonder and Shavo Odadjian of the multi-platinum band System of the Down, fronting a new heavy, space-rock metal "super-group" called ChAMeLEoN-CoNdUcTOr. Vino has also enlisted world famous tattoo artist, Victor Whitmill as his Art Director helping to shape his brand and album art.

Following "Angels & Aliens", his next exclusive single "Conversations" will arrive on September 2nd. Listen to both of Vino Alan's tracks on Muzooka here: http://www.Muzooka.com/VinoAlan. Download "Angels & Aliens" free for a limited time at Muzooka.

Founded in 2012, San Francisco-based Muzooka [muh-ZOO-kah] is a social music platform that allows independent artists to reach an audience of music lovers, while connecting them to industry professionals to collaborate and get discovered. Artists' songs are ranked among others in the system by Muzooka members who vote for ones they like. Higher ranked songs and artists gain attention from the panel of top industry pros. For the first time, Muzooka provides a stage for the world's top producers, executives and A&R reps and anyone who loves good music to find the hottest unsigned and undiscovered musical artists. Artists can post their music on the Muzooka website, and music fans can listen via web and the dedicated Muzooka apps for iOS and Android available on iTunes and Google Play. For more information, visit http://www.Muzooka.com/Welcome.

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