Singer songwriter and rapper PJ Sin Suela keeps his fans on their toes by releasing a catchy bilingual track that showcases his dominance and ability to write and rap in English entitled “Duolingo”.
Coming from a bilingual or “Spanglish” background in Puerto Rico, PJ Sin Suela, also known as Pedro Juan Vazquez, is constantly changing his sounds and switching up his elements that allow him to reach a diverse audience. With “Duolingo” he implements complex metrics and witty punchlines, going a step further than just using “dale” or “mami” when rapping in a second language. That just doesn’t cut it anymore.
Instead, “Duolingo” thrives with a heavy bass, screaming samples, and fast drums that will have you driving a little bit too fast while “bopping” your head at the same time. // Continue to the full article
Fall 2020 Livestream Dates Hosted By NOONCHORUS
New Album ‘Fuck Art’ Out 1.01.21 Via Dine Alone Records
“Super Catchy, Anthemic Dose Of Pop Punk-Tinged Alt-Rock”
– Brooklyn Vegan
The Dirty Nil, the Juno Award-winning modern day model for unabashed rock n roll, have announced their exciting (and safe) new endeavor: The “Dancing 2 Thrash” Virtual Tour. Hosted by NOONCHORUS, the livestreaming tour will follow the amp-blowing trio as they use the magic of the internet to transplant themselves in venues across North America this October. Brooklyn Vegan recently called them “a band who beg to be seen live”, and now fans will get a chance to experience their balls-to-the-wall, high-velocity live show even during the current global pandemic. All shows start at 7PM local time, dates below. // Continue to the full article
Carolina Story’s celebrated sophomore album Dandelion released earlier this month (September 4) via Black River Americana, garnering widespread acclaim from press including Billboard, The Bluegrass Situation, Parade, American Songwriter and more. Featuring the gorgeous harmonies of husband and wife duo Ben and Emily Roberts, Dandelion finds the pair emerging from a period of significant artistic and personal growth as they deliver their most personal work to date. The album has received airplay on BBC’s The Country Show with Bob Harris and BBC Radio Sheffield’s New Traditions with Greg Russell, and was recently featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered, with Ann Powers calling it “a beautiful, uplifting record” and Stephen Thompson saying “These songs are right in this kind of earnest, uplifting sweet spot, kind of somewhere between The Civil Wars and The Lone Bellow. // Continue to the full article
Josh Abbott Band will release their new album The Highway Kind on November 13, 2020. The follow-up to 2017’s string and horn-infused Until My Voice Goes Out, the uplifting 10-track album was recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso and produced by Marshall Altman (Marc Broussard, Frankie Ballard, Aaron Watson).
The Highway Kind finds lead singer Josh Abbott embracing life as a loving husband and doting father of two after 12 years as a road warrior and frontman of his country band. The music reflects Abbott’s his newfound purpose as a father and a husband. While making the record, Abbott and his wife relocated from Austin to Nashville for three months where he embraced the collaborative songwriting scene. Abbott dubs the new album “the first real, true band album experience” that they have recorded. // Continue to the full article
L.O.L. Surprise!, named “Toy of the Year” three years running, is turning up the volume this holiday season, bringing the fierce fashion dolls into the uncharted, but soon to be slayed, music world for kids, parents and everyone alike! As with all L.O.L. Surprise! series, each one features a theme, and this season it’s all about music. To celebrate the launch of our new line, L.O.L. Surprise! REMIX, we are showcasing the ultimate, global live stream event that will be held on Saturday, September 26 at 9 a.m. PDT on the L.O.L. Surprise! YouTube channel.
In preparation for this special event, pre-sale at global retailers begins today for the new L.O.L. Surprise! REMIX products and a new music album that drops online and at retail on September 25! Fans can visit www.lolsurprise.com beginning today to find free downloadable party activities and the new REMIX dance tutorial!
“This is no ordinary toy launch. // Continue to the full article
Darkwave/Post-Punk artists Corlyx tread a dark dreamscape in their new music video White Wolf.
White Wolf is a fairytale where the hunter becomes the hunted. Shot in the haunting English woods, White Wolf begins with a innocent portrayal of vocalist Caitlin Stokes, but it slowly takes a deceptive turn. The song deals with how power can corrupt and turn what was light, to dark. Caitlin provides more personal details on what inspired the song..
This video is the fairytale version of my journey as a woman in the world, from once being preyed upon transforming into the hunter not only did I become stronger from my experiences maybe I was always the White Wolf deep down
White Wolf is off Corlyx’s new album Together Apart, which is out now on label Negative Gain. // Continue to the full article
Grammy Award-winning music artist Lil Nas X will publish his debut children’s book, C IS FOR COUNTRY, it was announced today by Barbara Marcus, President & Publisher, Random House Children’s Books. The book will be published by Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, on January 5, 2021. Sara Sargent, Senior Executive Editor, acquired world rights on behalf of the author from David Vigliano at Vigliano Associates and on behalf of the illustrator, Theodore Taylor III, from Carrie Hannigan at HG Literary and will edit the project.
Genre-bending pop star Lil Nas X, who first rose to prominence with his country-rap hit “Old Town Road,” brings his signature style and voice to the page in this entertaining alphabet picture book. With bold, bright illustrations from award-winning artist Theodore Taylor III, C IS FOR COUNTRY follows a young cowboy and his sidekick, Panini the pony, as they use the ABCs to seek out adventure in wide-open pastures, embrace family, and celebrate individuality, all during a single day. // Continue to the full article
Pandora announced today that Latin Urban-Reggaeton sensation Sech will perform for Pandora LIVE El Pulso on September 22nd at 8:45pm ET. This is the third installment of the popular free live event turned virtual series that features top artists from all genres including country, rock, R&B and more. Pandora LIVE El Pulso is the live extension of El Pulso, the number one Latin musical destination on Pandora.
Sech, who hails from Panama City, released his debut album SueÃ±os last year, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums and Latin Rhythm Albums charts and earned him a Latin Grammy nomination. Sech kicked off 2020 with five Billboard Latin Music Award nominations, and collaborated with reggaeton heavyweights on some of the hottest tracks of the year, including the #1 radio singles “Definitivamente” with Daddy Yankee and “Sigues con el” with Arcangel and on Bad Bunny’s “Ignorantes” which broke into the Top 50 of Billboard’s Hot 100 and surpassed the 166 million views on YouTube. // Continue to the full article
In this era of intensive parenting, guardians are taking up active roles in the development of their children. Some parents take significant time away from work when their kids are aged between 3-5 years. This duration represents a time in the child when their brain can absorb knowledge more quickly. Neuroplasticity is highest at around this age, and so many guardians are taking advantage of the opportunity to teach their children vital skills.
Music is an excellent tool for preparing young children for future academic pursuits. The impact it has on a developing mind yields positive results later on. This article takes a look at the various merits accrued by children learning music at an early age.
Music Improves Your Understanding of Languages
Learning song lyrics is a terrific way of increasing your vocabulary. // Continue to the full article
Trafalgar Releasing announced today that Stevie Nicks, two time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, legendary Grammy winning recording singer/songwriter supreme, will debut Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert, which will be released for two nights only on October 21 and 25 at select cinemas, drive ins and exhibition spaces around the world. With this film Nicks, long considered one of the most iconic live performers, provides music fans with a virtual front row seat to the magic Stevie brings to the stage in concert.
The film features a set-list of fan favorite Nicks songs from her solo career and as a member of Fleetwood Mac including “Rhiannon,” “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Edge of Seventeen,” “Stand Back,” “Landslide,” and more as well as rare gems from her platinum selling catalog. // Continue to the full article
Today, Divo Music, one of India’s leading digital media and music companies in music distribution and publishing, announced it has partnered with Sony/ATV Music Publishing to administer its publishing rights for overseas markets. Sony/ATV is the leading global music publishing company, which recently expanded into India’s music publishing market.
With this new partnership, Sony/ATV will provide publishing and administration services to Divo Music’s extensive community of songwriters, composers and lyricists and deliver new opportunities for their musical works on a global scale.
Guy Henderson, Sony/ATV President, International, stated, “Sony/ATV India takes great pleasure in welcoming Shahir and his great stable of artists and songwriters to the Sony/ATV global family. We are very excited at expanding our Indian repertoire by adding Divo’s new and exciting talent to our global roster and we look forward to being part of their international success both now and the in the years to come. // Continue to the full article
Big Sean has released the visual for his track “ZTFO” off his latest album Detroit 2, which hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 after a stellar first week. The visuals for “ZTFO” feel very zenned out as Big Sean literally levitates throughout most of the video. He’s not just hovering physically either; Sean Don’s also floating over the beat, with Travis Scott ad-libs seasoning the track in the background. (He also brought a floaty element to his inventive Fallon performance.)
“BIG SEAN’S DETROIT 2 IS A CAREER BEST” – Vulture
‘In the world of Detroit 2, there’s always an answer. It’s a place where every pain can be fixed, any heart can be mended, and all obstacles are surmountable.” – Rolling Stone
“â¦Big Sean is now a seasoned, surefooted veteran, and his confidence in his craft elevates the work. // Continue to the full article
The 55th Annual ACM Awards are here! The event, hosted by Keith Urban, honors the best in country music.
See the full list of winners, updating live, below.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: Thomas Rhett & Carrie Underwood (TIE)
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Maren Morris
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Luke Combs
DUO OF THE YEAR: Dan + Shay
GROUP OF THE YEAR: Old Dominion
NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Tenille Townes
NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Riley Green
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs
SINGLE OF THE YEAR: “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton
SONG OF THE YEAR: “One Man Band” – Old Dominion
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: “Remember You Young” – Thomas Rhett
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Hillary Lindsey
MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR: “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – Miranda Lambert feat. // Continue to the full article
A study carried out by PRS for Music has found that overall usage of stream-ripping services dramatically increased by 1390% between 2016 and 2019, overshadowing all other illegal online music activity in the UK.
Online rights monitoring company INCOPRO was commissioned by PRS for Music to produce ‘Stream-ripping: its role in the UK music piracy landscape three years on’, looking at trends in this specific method of music piracy. The newly published research continues work initiated in a 2016 study undertaken to better understand stream-ripping and its impact on the UK market.
Data used for the research was taken from INCOPRO’s Identify database, consisting of over 17,000 piracy sites based on their estimated use in the UK, and a sample of 100 of the most popular stream-ripping services. // Continue to the full article
Ocean Alley are proud to announce their upcoming film Lonely Diamond – Live In Studio, a live performance of their recent third album Lonely Diamond played in full. Presented in conjunction with the band’s community brand A Day For The Beaches, the film will premiere online at 8pm local time on Friday, September 25 in Sydney, UK, New York City and Los Angeles, available for ticket-buyers to watch at any time globally for 48 hours. The band will join a live Q&A chat hosted on the video platform to coincide with the premiere in each time zone.
Lonely Diamond – Live In Studio tickets are available for $16.99 from oceanalley.com.au. $3 from each sale is being donated to Ocean Alley’s local community partners One Eighty and Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Directed and shot on 16mm film and digital by frequent collaborators The Sauce, Lonely Diamond – Live In Studio was recorded at Sydney’s Studios 301 and provides an intimate live setting for music-lovers to experience Ocean Alley’s latest album, immersing fans into their world with a look into the action and banter that goes on behind-the-scenes and during a live performance. // Continue to the full article
Amazon Music announced today the launch of podcasts in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Japan, across all tiers of service at no additional cost. For the first time, customers will be able to stream top podcasts they already know and love, as well as new, original shows produced exclusively for Amazon Music and hosted by creators including DJ Khaled, Becky G, Will Smith, Dan Patrick, and more. Amazon Music customers can access podcasts in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android, on Amazon Echo devices, and at music.amazon.com/podcasts.
“Our customers’ listening habits are constantly evolving, and we know they’re looking to us to provide them with a rich experience rooted in music and entertainment,” said Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music. “With this launch, we’re bringing customers even more forms of entertainment to enjoy, while enabling creators to reach new audiences globally, just as we’ve done with music streaming. // Continue to the full article
Full-length concept album/10-episode metal music opera video series Glare of Deliverance out worldwide December 4, 2020 via Eclipse Records.
Italian symphonic death metal band Genus Ordinis Dei are back with the new single Hunt, which has been anticipated by the intro Ritual.
Glare of Deliverance is the band’s third full-length album, and it was produced by Tommaso Monticelli (Jumpscare, Eternal Delyria, Geschlecht) at SonitusStudio. Glare of Deliverance is a series of ten individual songs, each with its own music video/episode. These episodes combine in sequence like a short film or television series that tells the story of a young woman named Eleanor who is persecuted by the Holy Inquisition. Without a doubt, this was the band’s most ambitious undertaking yet, because the scope and vision of the project had grown monumentally huge in comparison to their previous projects. // Continue to the full article
Django Django make an electrifying return with the new single “Spirals,” their first new material since the “Winter’s Beach” EP in 2018, and an utterly compelling glimpse at what’s to come.
Sounding invigorated and more energized than ever, “Spirals” doubles as a tantalizing return to form as well as a rousing call to arms. Beginning with elegant circling synths that grow into a never-more-relevant anthem to hope, it uses the image of DNA to muse on how the connections we have as humans are stronger than the divisions.
One of the tracks specifically written as part of the forthcoming live set, its dynamics are galvanizing: a steady accumulation of joyous energy.
It is accompanied by a visually dazzling video created by exciting new talent Maxim Kelly which takes the viewer on a psychedelic journey through multiple spinning mandalas. // Continue to the full article
London-based DJ Ronnie Herel has been in the game for over three decades. Before his current gig as presenter on BBC Radio’s “1Xtra RnB Show,” he worked his production prowess on an impressive array of soulful house tunes, earning him several prominent awards and nominations in the British dance and R&B landscapes.
Herel’s new single, “Another Way,” finds him joining forces with jetsetting singer-songwriter Dannis Winston for a no-frills mover constructed with an unaffected arrangement and equally authentic vocal performance.
It’s a refreshing deviation from many of the tech-saturated dance floor numbers and gimmicky crossover cuts that often claim the kinetic spotlight these days. // Continue to the full article
On September 25, Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to release ZZ Top: Live From Texas — a reissue of the 2 LP set, originally released in 2010. Now, a decade later, this classic concert will be available as a special limited run of 1,000 copies, pressed on white vinyl.
ZZ Top: Live From Texas features audio from the certified double-platinum 2008 Live From Texas DVD / Blu-ray / CD release. Additionally, “Heard It On The X” is included as a vinyl-exclusive track, an extra bonus to the original CD release.
Live From Texas captures ZZ Top performing a stacked setlist of their celebrated songs, including tracks from their 10x platinum 1983 masterpiece Eliminator. “Tush,” “La Grange,” “Legs,” “Cheap Sunglasses,” “Gimme All Your Lovin'”, “Sharp Dressed Man”…these songs go beyond the title of “hits” — they are classic anthems, woven into the fabric of both Rock and Roll and American culture. // Continue to the full article
Over the weekend, songwriting company Musicbox Recording Group (MBRG) announced that on September 26, 2020 it would be releasing new single “LDLHA” featuring Deja B., former artist of Mary J. Blige’s girl group ‘Just Us,’ produced by Mexico City’s rising producer Wicho Beatz. LDLHA, which is the acronym for “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore,” is one of the first two singles off of Musicbox’s Love Is Love R&B compilation album set to be released this month. The song reflects a woman who has reached her brinks with her disloyal significant other. Deja B. is currently signed to Equity Distribution, partners of music mogul Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label who had recently debuted her very own project this past August titled Open The Door. LDLHA will be released through MBRG independently.
“We are super excited to have Deja on the project honestly speaking,” says Terry Moss, owner and executive producer of Musicbox Recording Group. // Continue to the full article
Gregory David Roberts (GDR), the critically acclaimed author, songwriter and artist releases his first single, Drive All Night, on September 18, 2020, available on all streaming platforms, taken from his debut album Love&Faith.
Gregory David Roberts is best known for Shantaram, the best-selling novel, which sold over 6 million copies worldwide and was hailed a ‘masterpiece’.
Drive All Night, takes you on a musical journey of love, heartache and a desire to escape the sorrow of unrequited love. Produced by GDR and Dale ‘Dizzle’ Virgo (Drake/ Florence + The Machine/ Kendrick Lamar/ Rihanna), the track opens with electric guitar over a reggae bass, before the sweet melodic vocals of Janeel Mills and Saine ‘Red’ Rapley soothe the soul and evoke images of the open road, as they drive through the night, crossing another parish line. // Continue to the full article
Cuffing season’ is Etoile Marley’s latest tune, rife with catchy melodies and introspective lyrics. ‘Cuffing Season’ is the first single of Etoile’s upcoming EP ‘LockItDown’ this November.
“It is a Pop album with a Jazz and RnB influence. The title track has hiphop and funk influence so the whole EP is quite diverse! I wanted to make an EP that is quite eclectic and took the opportunity to experiment a little with different styles to see what resonates the most with people.” – A message from Etoile Marley
01/10/20 London The Moustache Bar
Etoile Marley has an upcoming gig at the Moustache Bar, London, 1st October 2020
Get your Tickets here to get an exclusive listen to her upcoming EP! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/underground-sound-present-the-moustache-bar-tickets-103913004594?aff=Etoile&afu=455051608730
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Hailey Whitters releases a sunny animated video for “Happy People” (co-directed by Harper Smith and Drew Wittler) from her critically-acclaimed new album, THE DREAM, out now via Pigasus Records / Big Loud Records / Songs & Daughters. The song was co-written with Lori McKenna and originally recorded by Little Big Town in 2017.
“This song has always felt like a step-by-step guide to happiness,” explains Whitters. “I wanted the visual to be bright and colorful to match the character of the record, as well as accessible to both children and adults. My friend Drew Wittler did the animation and he sprinkled Easter eggs throughout of my musical imprint and Iowa upbringing. My aim is to take viewers on a walk through my ‘happy place’ and hopefully remind them of their own along the way. // Continue to the full article
The next 24 hours will see two highly anticipated worldwide premieres to mark the release of “One Too Many,” the Keith Urban and P!nk duet from Urban’s 10th studio album, THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1 out Friday. Now available on all streaming platforms, the two powerhouses come together for the song’s broadcast television performance debut on tonight’s Academy of Country Music Awards, before marking the official music video premiere on FACEBOOK.
“One Too Many” is one of the most anticipated musical events of the year. It pairs together two of the most successful and well-respected artists in the world, both known for their combustible talents.
“I’ve always loved P!nk’s voice,” says Urban. “But her artistry and her multi-faceted ability to create, and her God-given talent, truly makes her one of the greatest voices of our time. // Continue to the full article
Switzerland’s death/thrash metal band Messiah premiere a new song called “My Flesh – Your Soul”, taken from their barnd new album “Fracmont”, out in stores now via High Roller Records.
Among the earliest European bands to blur the lines between thrash and what was then a nascent death metal sound, Messiah have long been unsung heroes of the brutal underground. It doesn’t help that they haven’t released a new studio album since 1994, but all good things come to those that wait, even in the turbulent world of heavy metal.
“Fracmont” arrives swiftly after last month’s excellent “Fatal Grotesque Symbols â Darken Universe” EP and adds a veritable fuck-ton of fuel to this veteran band’s gathering firestorm. Always one of Euro thrash’s most inventively nasty bands, the Swiss crew’s collective sense of drama and ambition is displayed both in this album’s grandiose sonic hues and in the fluid complexity of its songs. // Continue to the full article
Today The Vamps release another brilliant taster from their upcoming album Cherry Blossom, the track “Chemicals.”
“Chemicals” is a trippy, squelchy, beat-lead bop that finds the band at their most playful as they touch on the high of new love.
Brad Simpson says: “‘Chemicals’ is a really important track for us, it’s essentially the DNA of the album and so a real indicator of what the Cherry Blossom sound is. The response to ‘Married in Vegas’ has been incredible so far, we can’t wait to share more of this chapter of the band with you all ahead of the album’s release in October.”
In July of this year The Vamps returned to the music scene with the single “Married In Vegas,” a ‘Record of the Week’ for Matt & Mollie on BBC Radio 1. The track heralds a new era for the band, ‘the rebirth of The Vamps’. // Continue to the full article
Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR) today announced acclaimed musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Michael McDonald will serve as headline musical performer for its Security & Risk Global 2020, Data Strategy & Insights North America 2020, and Technology & Innovation Global 2020 virtual experiences. With a career encompassing five Grammys, numerous chart successes, and collaborations with some of the world’s most prominent artists, Michael McDonald is an enduring force in popular music.
In 2020, McDonald was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Doobie Brothers. In celebration of the group’s 50th anniversary, McDonald will tour with the band for the first time in nearly 25 years. “Wide Open,” McDonald’s first full-length record of all-new music in nearly a decade, came out in 2017 and received extensive critical acclaim. // Continue to the full article
The 14th Annual McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Returns With 20 Chart-Topping Artists For What Will Be The Biggest Concert Series In Its History
McDonald’s USA, through its Black & Positively Golden movement, is excited to announce the virtual return of its 14th annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), the four-part concert series, themed “Gospel City Playlists,” will begin September 27 and run weekly (every Sunday) through October 18 on BET.com and BET Network’s YouTube channel at 8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST.
McDonald’s USA, through its Black & Positively Golden movement, announces the virtual return of its 14th annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), the four-part concert series, themed “Gospel City Playlists,” will begin September 27 and run weekly (every Sunday) through October 18 on BET.com and BET Network’s YouTube channel at 8 p. // Continue to the full article
Madonna will direct a biopic based on her own life and career. She co-wrote the script with “Juno” Oscar winner Diablo Cody, who also wrote the book for the “Jagged Little Pill” musical.
“I want to convey the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artist, a musician, a dancer – a human being, trying to make her way in this world,” Madonna said. “The focus of this film will always be music. Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive. There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me. It’s essential to share the roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.”
“This movie is an absolute LABOR OF LOVE for me,” said producer Amy Pascal. “I have known Madonna since we made A League of Their Own together, and I can’t imagine anything more thrilling than collaborating with her and Diablo on bringing her true-life story to the big screen with Donna and our partners at Universal. // Continue to the full article