Iconic recording artist, a founding father of the New Age genre, celebrates 35 years with 75th album release

October 13, 2010, Marin County, California – Steven Halpern, the iconic, multimillion-selling recording artist of relaxation and healing music, has announced the release of his new CD, Paradigm Shift, available at Inner Peace Music.

In 1975, Steven Halpern created a paradigm shift in sound healing with his debut CD Chakra Suite. Considered to be the most accessible CD of his career, Paradigm Shift combines the best of both worlds: healing music that is also entertaining, clearly demonstrating Halpern as an artist at the height of his creative prowess.

Keyboard Magazine named Halpern, “One of the 30 most influential artists of the past 30 years … who changed the way we make and listen to music.”

Leading Edge Review describes Paradigm Shift as, “Everything you love from the pioneer of sound healing—and more! … Heartfelt melodies riding over seductive grooves that will live inside you long after the music is over.”

Joining Halpern on Paradigm Shift is Michael Manring, the virtuoso bassist well known to millions of Windham Hill fans, who contributes funky bass lines on “Quantum Leap” and “Now & Zen” that are amazingly and captivatingly melodic and ethereal in their rich overtones and harmonics.

From the very first notes of Paradigm Shift, you may notice you’re breathing more deeply, tension in your neck and shoulders melts away, and within moments you feel relaxed, as you’re transported to your own oasis of serenity and inner peace. Paradigm Shift sets a delightfully varied and consistent musical mood you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Halpern will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Sound Therapy Association on Oct. 17, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. He has developed a loyal international fan base of millions, inspired countless musicians, and holistic lifestyle practitioners and healers. Regardless of the terminology used to describe Halpern’s music, it is now in demand more than ever as people seek out new methods to relax and unwind in order to maintain health and well being.

About Steven Halpern

In 1975, Halpern orchestrated a paradigm shift in modern music, pioneering the field of healing music. Thirty-five years since the release of his landmark first record, Chakra Suite has sold more than 700,000 units. Halpern has released 75 albums and has sold approximately 7 million copies on his own record label, Inner Peace Music®.

Paradigm Shift is also available on Amazon.com, Borders, Barnes and Noble, and at thousands of independent music retailers nationwide.