MUSIC GATEWAY DROPS SOUNDCLOUD
As you know, many of our members belong to organisations such as PRS for Music, BPI, AIM, MPA and more. As well as this our company is partner to most of these major organisations and our opportunity budgets adhere to the minimum session and performance rates, as outlined and set by the Musicians Union in the United Kingdom.
With this in mind we have made the decision to remove the use of SoundCloud from our platform indefinitely whilst PRS for Music and SoundCloud are in dispute.
DOLLY PARTON DENIES STOMACH CANCER CLAIMS
“It is true that I had kidney stones. I had them removed three weeks ago and I am doing just fine! I am back to work and last week I was at Dollywood filming parts for my new movie “Coat of Many Colors,” which premieres December 10th on NBC. With the 30th Anniversary of Dollywood, I did a full week of activities promoting my new DreamMore Resort’s opening. There is absolutely no truth at all that I have stomach cancer. I love and appreciate everyone’s concern.” – Dolly Parton
KEY & PEELE AND 2 CHAINZ
Scottsdale, Arizona’s premiere wedding band Absorption just released a new video, in which they discuss their trials and tribulations as a super-group. Lead singers Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele offer insight on the band’s perseverance and nuanced use of the gong, while former Master Commander 2 Chainz divulges the challenges he faced while in the group. This is JASH’s second collaboration with Absorption.
THE PRESSURE KIDS “TIGER”
Coming from all corners of the country with musical backgrounds ranging from soul and gospel to hardcore punk, the members of The Pressure Kids were quickly able to bond over their passion for music and drive to create something innovative and fresh. Just a few short months after meeting as college students in Nashville, TN, the band had solidified a tight five-member lineup and constructed a catalogue of 30+ powerful and vibrant indie rock cuts, nailing down a distinct sonic landscape that falls somewhere between Young The Giant, Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie, and Arcade Fire. Made up of a mismatch of friends, roommates, and partners in crime, their debut EP, TIGER, due out fall 2015, is a carefully-assembled collage of here-we-are anthems and love songs to the big bad world. The EP was mixed and produced by Brian Herman who has worked with Vampire Weekend as well as Kanye West. The Pressure Kids recently opened up for Wilco, Cage The Elephant, Bands of Horses, and Weezer at the Pilgrimage Music Festival in Franklin, TN.
OG MACO NSFW VIDEO
OG Maco AKA Maco Mattox just dropped a new video for “Never Know / Lit” via World Star Hip Hop from his 10 Moons 2 EP today. It’s a two part video that features Maco in a plush hotel room and quickly turns into a party with Quavo from Migos and a whole lot of women. Watch it below (NSFW).
“Never Know / Lit” official video:
SKIZZY MARS RELEASES NEW TRACK
JUDITH HILL PERFORMS TONIGHT ON “THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT” + STREAM
Judith Hill will perform tonight on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The acclaimed singer/songwriter’s soul, funky, jazz-infused debut album, Back In Time, will be released through NPG Records on October 23. The New York Times’ Press Play is streaming it exclusively in the week leading up to its release. Hill co-produced the album with multi-platinum icon Prince, who invited her to his Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis after seeing an interview with Judith in which she named him as her dream collaborator.
MØ RELEASES NEW SINGLE “KAMIKAZE” TODAY
Denmark Native MØ releases her highly anticipated new single, “Kamikaze” today. “Kamikaze” which was co-written by MØ and produced by Diplo is available now at all digital providers. The track will be the first track from MØ since her collaboration on Major Lazer’s “Lean On” which was one of the biggest songs of 2015 with a staggering one billion streams so far including almost 600 million alone on the MØ – starring video on YouTube.
OKEECHOBEE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
The independently produced Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is pleased to announce its initial artist lineup that includes headliners Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar and Skrillex, among a total of 80 bands within the hip-hop, indie rock, electronic, folk, modern and classic rock genres.
JOHN FOGERTY HAS A NY TIMES BEST SELLER
JOHN FOGERTY’s FORTUNATE SON: My Life, My Music, published by Little, Brown and Company, will debut on the New York Times Best Sellers Hardcover Non-Fiction list at #14 on the list dated October 25, 2015. The book will also appear on the E-Book Best Sellers and Combined Print & E-Book Best Sellers lists at #15 for the same date.
“I spent many, many hours reflecting and writing about the details of my life, from childhood dreams, the passion behind my music, all leading up to my life today,” says Fogerty. “I am very excited to have my fans read and share in my story. It hasn’t been easy, but where it leads certainly has been worth it all.”
JAKL NEW SINGLE
London based artist JAKL has announced the upcoming release of his debut single ‘The Jackal’. The track offers the perfect insight into the talented musician’s sound, whose dark, piano-led songs tackle love and loss with swirling oceans of reverb, rousing choruses and abstract hints of world and electronic music.
TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “LOADED DICE & BURIED MONEY”
Nashville rock ‘n’ roll band TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN just premiered their brand new single “Loaded Dice & Buried Money” on Alternative Press.
Greasy Vinyl are back with another hot release from one of the label’s latest signings… DRAPES!
Taken from the forthcoming mixtape “MDMA”, his latest track “Blueprint” is an intensive look at what to expect from this aspiring young artist!
SHEER “UNEASY” VIDEO
Sheer out of Simi Valley, CA are premiering a new music video on Noisey. The song is the title track off the band’s forthcoming debut LP, Uneasy.
Lead vocalist Gina tells Noisey the song is “about being around someone (even one you feel the most comfortable around), or being in public and feeling out of place and shameful. You become paranoid and self-conscious about your looks, your body language and general existence and end up being in your own head rather than in the moment. Overall, the song is about a battle with social anxiety that at times seems impossible to overcome.”
PIXEL FIX SINGLE
Following the release of previous EP’s ‘Running Thin’ and ‘Fall’ – their return today finds them in superb form. Embracing the distinctive electronic, and wonderful atmospheric sounds the young band have become recognised for – ‘I Want You the Same’ takes things up to a whole new level.
Speaking on the new single the band have said “‘I Want You The Same’ has been with us for a while, and has taken many different forms over time. It started out as more of a minimal electronic vibe, But when Clem wrote the main guitar line, the song really just went from there. The meaning of the song lyrically is kind of self explanatory in the name. It’s a song about someone changing into a different person, into someone they’re not and not wanting that to happen.”
GRUPO FANTASMA PREMIERES ‘ROTO CORAZON’
A year in the making, the highly anticipated new album from the veteran Austin, Texas based band Grupo Fantasma transcends easy classification, blending international flavors from both far and wide. The sound is contemporary and edgy while also drawing on Latin roots music at its core. Interestingly, Problemas (Problems) manages to sound both familiar (integrating elements of heavy metal, indie rock, funk, hip-hop, jazz) and foreign (African, Eastern European, gypsy, South American, Cuban, Tex-Mex) at the same time, bearing repeated listens that slowly reveal nuances and deeper levels the more you hear it.
together PANGEA SHARE NEW SINGLE “BLUE MIRROR”
together PANGEA have released “Blue Mirror,” the second single off of THE PHAGE EP – produced by Tommy Stinson from The Replacements – which will be released on 12″ EP, cassette & digital on FRIDAY via Burger Records. “Blue Mirror” debuted this morning on Stereogum.
LISTEN TO SOULIDIUM’S ‘AWAKEN’
Florida-bred rock collective Soulidium have released a dozen song previews in anticipation of their sophomore release, Awaken, due out October 30th.
The 12 song previews are 90 seconds long and are now available to stream on Soulidium’s YouTube Channel.
The Chainsmokers, the DJ/producer duo behind massive tracks “#SELFIE” and “Kanye,” have a new single out now – watch the video for “Roses” ft. Rozes HERE. Earmilk raves how the duo “seamlessly blend pop, indie, dance, and trap together to create a sound unique and indicative of their brand.” The track has already topped nearly 14 million plays on Spotify and over 4 million combined video views on YouTube.
BATTLES SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “DOT NET”
Battles share the video for “Dot Net” off their recently released new record LA Di Da Di. The video first part of a new Warp Arts film series for UK Channel 4’s Random Acts, comprised of collaborations between filmmakers and Warp artists.
VOID OF SLEEP NEW SINGLE
With the European release of New World Order, the imminent new full-length from Italian progressive occult metal alchemists, VOID OF SLEEP, now just days away, today New Noise Magazine is pleased to unveil the official lyric video for third cut, “Slaves Shall Serve.”
TOWN MOUNTAIN DOES THE DEAD
Town Mountain is excited to announce the independent release of Town Mountain: The Dead Session on Friday, November 13, 2015. “Each member of this band has enjoyed the music of the Grateful Dead for quite some time,” says vocalist and guitarist Robert Greer. “It seemed only fitting for Town Mountain to pay respect to some musical heroes in this year, their 50th year of existence.” They recorded an impromptu set of two of their favorite songs from the Grateful Dead’s catalog, “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” and “Big River” at the widely acclaimed Echo Mountain Recording Studios in their hometown of Asheville, NC.
This is the Grateful Dead done in Town Mountain’s hard drivin’ style filled with a honky tonk edge and barroom swagger. The resulting sound is touched by Jerry Garcia with Jimmy Martin and John Hartford… Fitting since Hartford played a short stint in Old and In The Way before Vassar Clements filled out the band on fiddle, and Garcia’s first instrument was a banjo as he was influenced by bluegrass music throughout his career. Narrowing down to just two was not an easy task for Town Mountain.
NATALIE PRASS COVERS SLAYER
“Natalie Prass doesn’t seem like the most obvious candidate to cover Slayer’s classic ‘Raining Blood,’ with its lyrics about a ‘lacerated sky’ and ‘crimson tears.’ Then again, Prass’ self-titled debut—which came out earlier this year—does have its share of harrowing emotional moments, though delivered with a robust horn section instead of a crushing guitar. Prass took the song and made it her own, while also paying tribute to a titan of thrash-metal. Enjoy, though that might not be a strong enough word.” – AV Club
VEHEMENCE NEW LYRC VIDEO
A new lyric video from Phoenix death metal quintet, VEHEMENCE, has just been released through a Revolver Magazine exclusive, the destructive visuals having been constructed for the latest single from their impending Forward Without Motion LP, “Murdered By The Earth.”
THE BANDICOOTS NEW VIDEO
Today we share ‘Overnight Innovator’! It’s the first single off our sophomore EP, “Quarters At The Penny-Arcade”, which will be released early 2016. Check it out on our soundcloud here, where you can download the song for FREE!
CHEATAHS RELEASE NEW TRACK “SUPRA”
The band, which unfortunately had to cancel their CMJ dates due to visa delays, is scheduled to perform next in Cambridge, MA this Tuesday, October 20th. Cheatahs’ North American dates run throughout the rest of October and early November before they head back to the UK for a run of shows to finish out that month.
BRYAN ADAMS NEW VIDEOS
2 videos from the new album from Bryan Adams, “Get Up,” releasing OCTOBER 30!
You Belong to Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbiBM1Piy1Q
Brand New Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isP8pNby39A
HOME VIDEOS ANCHOR NEW VIDEO FOR “CHANGE THE LOCKS”
Gonzalez wrote the song about taking responsibility for your actions; by “changing your locks” to keep the worst of the way you behave out while only letting the best of you in, and the struggle that that entails. “When that much emotion is felt in a song, it’s difficult to find images that benefit the music. For “Change the Locks,” my old family footage really gave the music a nice lift,” said Gonzalez.
Primitive World AKA Sam WIllis joins R&S following a string of highly regarded releases on Black Acre, Ecstatic Sound and Obsession Recordings.
The legendary Belgian label is the perfect home for his dancefloor deconstructions, with the project’s experimental, off kilter take on house & techno a natural fit for R&S Records’ boundary-shifting heritage. A former member of revered Kompakt duo WALLS, Primitive World draws from Willis’s time as part of influential London duo Allez Allez, whose DJ sets and podcast frequently drew from dance music’s punk and industrial fringes.
THE STAFFORD BROTHERS RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘WHEN YOU FEEL THIS’ FEATURING JAY SEAN & RICK ROSS
Matt and Chris Stafford said of the experience, “We’ve been huge fans of Chris Lilley for as far back as we can remember. To see him play us was absolutely classic and were so excited for the release of this video!”
As Chris Lilley explains, “We’ve all listened to a song and drifted off into thinking we are the stars of the music video. So I wanted to take the mundane life of a 30 something dental nurse and see her live out her music video fantasy. And because it’s a daydream I thought it would be fun to bring the dental surgery turtle to life as a rapper. Everyone liked the idea, I got to play all the characters and I had a lot of fun making it.”
SOULFUL VOCALIST TAYLOR HICKS WINS FOODIES OVER WITH AWARD-WINNING BARBECUE AND SOUL-FOOD RESTAURANT
Taylor Hicks, the Alabama native who won America’s hearts – and votes – during the fifth season of FOX-TV’s “American Idol,” continues to make his mark on the world – although in a totally different way.
Hicks has become a partner in Saw’s Juke Joint – located in the Birmingham area. One of the most popular restaurants in the region for barbecue, Saw’s story centers around North Carolina native Mike Wilson, aka “Saw.” Earning a degree in Restaurant and Hospitality management from the University of Alabama in 1996, Wilson continued his culinary pursuits at Johnson and Wales University in Vail, Colorado. He began his career at the prestigious Dean & Deluca restaurant in Charlotte, and then moved on to Birmingham, where word of his unique flavor of barbecue began to spread. Wilson opened the original Saw’s BBQ in 2009, and has proven to be so popular that he – and his partners have opened two additional locations in Birmingham – Saw’s Kitchen, and Saw’s Juke Joint, which includes Hicks as a partner.
NEW SINGLE PINKISH BLACK
Experimental post-punk duo Pinkish Black have just shared the epic title track from their upcoming full length Bottom of the Morning via NPR. Steeped in horror-soundtrack synths and doom metal swagger, the track demonstrates the group’s propensity for expansive atmospherics and propulsive heaviness. The album is out 10/30 on Relapse, followed by a US tour with like-minded labelmates Zombi.
ECHOSMITH ON THE LATE SHOW
Echosmith just performed current single “Let’s Love” on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden last night! Watch the gorgeous performance, complete with glowing orbs and disco balls, at the link below.
Watch Echosmith perform “Let’s Love” on The Late Late Show with James Corden:
FLEA AND ANTHONY KIEDIS OF RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS ANNOUNCE SILVERLAKE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC BENEFIT ON OCTOBER 17
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and Anthony Kiedis are excited to announce an exclusive dinner gala and auction on Saturday, October 17 to benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. The event will be hosted in an un-disclosed Frog Town warehouse where 300 guests will enjoy a night filled with music and art. John Legend will headline the night’s festivities with additional music provided by jazz legend Kamasi Washington. Guests will also be treated to a special acoustic performance by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Limited individual tickets and tables still available, contact email@example.com for further information. For inquiries regarding art and sponsorship, contact DLK.firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNEATERS MAKE FILM FESTIVAL DEBUT WITH “HEY BROS!” VIDEO
Kansas City’s genre-bending Suneaters are pleased make their film festival debut for the critically acclaimed “Hey Bros!” this Friday, October 16, 2015. The video will show at The New York City Independent Film Festival. It is competing in the music video category and will be screened at The Producers Club – Theater G located at 358 West 44th St. in New York City at 10:20 PM Eastern Time.
CMG’S NEW ARTIST BLAC YOUNGSTA NEW VIDEO “ONE BEDROOM HOUSE”
Yo Gotti is proud to introduce South Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta as the latest addition to his label, CMG, joining Snootie Wild. An artist whose life story mirrors the King of Memphis’ own quite closely, Blac Youngsta has already made quite a name for himself on the mixtape circuit.
“Blac Youngsta’s style is unique and he has the energy to be a great entertainer,” says Yo Gotti of his newest protégé. “His hustle and drive reminds me of myself, so I thought he’d be a perfect fit at CMG.”
VALLEY SHINE “SUGAR DREAM”
Indie folk band, Valley Shine, released the music video for their latest single, “Sugar Dream,” jam-packed with candied imagery that illuminates the sweet melody. Bursting with an enchanting assortment of lighthearted and delightful animation, the video evokes the cheerful and enthusiastic spirit of the song. “Sugar Dream” is the first single off their upcoming LOCA EP, due out November 3rd. Watch “Sugar Dream” on YouTube and download it on iTunes now.
THE LEGENDS “UP AND AWAY”
The Legends from Stockholm have enjoyed a somewhat accidental career. Beginning with Up Against The Legends, their debut album in 2003, the project was comically assumed to be a 9-piece band due to early shows consisting of friends on stage, drunk and generally winging it. In actuality, The Legends has only ever been a personal outlet for one man, Johan Angergård, apart from his other, more focused projects, Club 8 and Acid House Kings.
MINI MANSIONS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE “DOUBLE VISIONS”
Mini Mansions have announced their new single “Double Visions,” via video available to watch here. The LA trio are also playing a special sold-out show at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on October 28 followed by an Australian tour with Tame Impala.