For those of you pondering the provenience of those sweet tunes floating over Fifth Avenue this month, the The Daily News provided an answer. The Sunset Park BID has since Black Friday piped holiday tunes sung by 300 local children over the busy corridor. The Sunset Park Business Improvement District collected the 50 multi-lingual songs at seven local schools over the course of two months, the Daily News reported. “Any holiday music would be festive but hearing your own children sing is even better,” Renee Giordano, BID executive director, told the Daily News.
In other musical news:
The Brooklyn Paper reported that it helped Greta Gertler, a musician based in Sunset Park, raise $15,000 to produce her upcoming record. Some journalists have like Gertler taken to “crowd sourcing” on sites such as Kickstarter. Gertler used the site to drum up funds for her upcoming album “The Universal Thump.” Her biggest contributor will get custom-composed song in exchange for the $2,000 donation. You can find more on Greta Gertler at her website.