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What the World Needs Now: New Age Music Circle Releases its Ninth Volume of Peaceful Music on SOUNDS FROM THE CIRCLE IX

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Sounds from the Circle, Vol. IX; The New Age Music Circle's 9th annual compilation album is now available.

The beloved annual series curated by Suzanne Doucet offers a wide range of relaxing and inspiring music, promoting both leading artists and promising newcomers.

This year's compilation is sequenced to feel like a day in music, from awakening with Al Conti's 'Mystic' to the quiet 'Night Whispers' of Liquid Mind XI: Deep Sleep.”
— Suzanne Doucet

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, July 7, 2017 / -- New Age Music Circle founder, Suzanne Doucet, announces the official worldwide release of the online community's annual compilation: Sounds from the Circle IX - 2017, available now through participating artists and online playlists.
This promotional effort, which began as a fun project between Doucet and a friend, publicist Beth Ann Hilton, has evolved into the leading annual series supporting New Age musicians while boosting the music genre itself. (

"This year's compilation is sequenced to feel like a day in music," says Doucet, "from awakening with Al Conti's "Mystic" to the quiet "Night Whispers" of Liquid Mind XI: Deep Sleep." The Sounds of the Circle compilations are always eclectic, showcasing the wide range of inspiration, interpretation and musical vision within the New Age genre from countries across the globe including the Canada, Australia, England, South Africa, Finland, Ireland, Brazil, Germany, the U.S. and more.

The participating artists and groups on this year's sampler reads like a "who's who" of New Age Music: Al Conti – Merrill Collins – Anaya Music – Peter Calandra – Terry Oldfield - Fiona Joy – Nancy Shoop-Wu – Eamonn Karran – Janice Lacy Project – Seay - Neil Tatar – Dyan Garris – Gary Schmidt – Ann Licater – Shambhu – Darlene Koldenhoven - Kimberly Haynes (feat. David Vito Gregoli) – Tajalli – Pamela Jamian - Jennifer DeFrayne – Cynthia Hart – Mark Pinkus – Lawrence Blatt – Alan Storeygard – Paul Adams - Michael Hoppé & Mitsuki Dazai - Kori Linae Carothers – Mystic Jorney – Byron Metcalf - Natascha Wilczek – Suzanne Doucet & Christian Buehner – Paradiso – Louis Colaiannia – John Luttrell – Catherine Marie Charlton - Lia Scallon – Michael Diamond – Joanne Lazzaro – Hennie Bekker – Liquid Mind.

Despite past controversy over the term "new age," the duo says finding new music to share year after year is never a problem; in fact, the genre has seen a rise in popularity among "millennials" and music tastemakers. New Age playlists online abound under a variety of names and themes, from "Relaxation" to "Meditation" and "Yoga" music. A sampling of the New Age music sub-genres included on the compilation are Mystical, Chill, Ambient, Meditative, Vocals, Nature, Trance, World, Solo Piano, Space, Electronic, and Piano w/Instrumental.

Doucet says she provides the promotional CD to programmers for airplay and giveaways; previous volumes of SFTC appeared on New Age Music Odyssey, New Age Stars, New Age Universe, and was chosen as “Album of the Year” by Reviews New Age and New Age World Music. International radio programs such as Radio Despi’s La Otra Orilla in Spain or Radio Plenitude in France have dedicated entire programs to playing the compilation start to finish. Programmers are invited to email requests for copies to bethhilton (at) theBcompany (dot) com.

Sounds from the Circle IX is available as a physical CD, and is also duplicated as online playlists in Spotify and iTunes. The CDs are also distributed at the ZMR Awards, INATS, MIDEM, GATE, GRAMMY events, film festivals, celebrity gift bags, and industry events where the music reaches new listeners, filmmakers, music therapists and others.

"Each year seems better than the last," says Doucet. "It's hard to believe that we're looking at a 10th Anniversary Special Edition next year...we're going to have to come up with something really special, and we will...we have a lot of fun with it."

Participating artists must be members of the online community, the New Age Music Circle, which is open to both fans and artists at; the compilation is searchable everywhere using @SoundsFTCircle and #SFTC.

For more information, or for media review copies, event distribution, and promotional giveaways, contact The B Company,, at 310-560-8390.

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