Recording Studio Plays Key Role in New CT Magazine

February 27, 2006 –

(Manchester, CT)  Manchester based recording studio, Onyx Soundlab & hip hop record label THA ZOO Records have announced its support of a new Connecticut lifestyle publication, Excursionz Magazine.  The organization will be responsible for creating, developing, and managing the music section of the magazine, focusing primarily on local artists, music, and venues.

The new magazine will feature articles and stories about life in Connecticut, specifically in the six popular areas of dining, music, motorcycling, real estate, shopping, as well as other travel and tourism interests throughout the state.  Magazine representatives are discussing options with the Connecticut Board of Tourism and other high traffic locations for distribution outlets.  Distribution support is being finalized with the Connecticut Tourism Bureaus as well as the Bushnell, Bradley International Airport, and the new Marriot Adrienne’s Landing in Hartford.  Connecticut small businesses, hotels, and other tourism attractions will also carry the magazine throughout the state, and help distribute the initial 15,000 copy release.

Record label/studio owners Adam Gootkin and Peter Kowalczyk will be assuming the positions of managing editors for the CT Music Scene section of the magazine. “The number of talented, serious musicians in Connecticut is on the rise, and we would like to provide them with an additional outlet for their music,” says Gootkin.  Kowalczyk believes that with Connecticut being directly between New York City, and Boston, the inevitability of Connecticut emerging as a national center for music is quickly approaching. 

“This section of the magazine will feature an artist/band of the month, a live music venue feature, a CT music industry report, as well as articles presented by Connecticut’s music industry elite,” says Kowalczyk.  “This will be a real opportunity to bring much of Connecticut’s hidden talent to light,” he added.

The magazine release date is set for June 15th, 2006.  Please visit  or for more information. 




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