Matthew Burtner, one of today's most innovative composers and creators, has released a new kind of musical experience: THE CEILING FLOATS AWAY. Using the cutting edge technology "Nomads," software that enables audience participation through mobile devices, the album bridges the gap between performance and technology, audience and artist. As Burtner writes, “the piece empowers people as creative agents in an... Continue Reading →

Happy Valentines Day

Shakespeare wrote, "if music be the food of love, play on."  We agree wholeheartedly, and wanted to share a few of some of the most heartfelt recordings to come from our catalog.  Enjoy these selections...with love from PARMA Recordings. Happy Valentine's Day!

Remembering Philip Koplow

With sadness, PARMA remembers composer Philip Koplow.  A Professor Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University, where he taught music for 27 years, Philip's debut PARMA recording, FOR THE PEACE OF CITIES, will be released in June of 2018. A native of Cleveland, Philip Koplow received degrees from Kent State University and his doctorate from the Cleveland... Continue Reading →

January 2018: New Releases

Our first releases of 2018 are available TODAY!  From the moon to Jupiter, and back again, we've got music that's out of this world! Read on for discovery links, and be sure to let us know which tracks are your favorites! JANUARY RELEASES OUT NOW THE CEILING FLOATS AWAY Matthew Burtner & Rita Dove THE... Continue Reading →

Stormy Weather

A recent article in The Atlantic draws a direct correlation between stormy weather --hurricanes, tornados, typhoons -- and stormy music. When times were stormy in the real world, the weather in ... music was darker, too. Almost three-quarters of the weather-themed songs from the 1950s and 1960s had lyrics that emphasized storminess, with frequent use... Continue Reading →

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