Month: April 2016

FRANCES NEW VIDEO “DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME”

It’s been just under a year since the release of her debut single ‘Grow’ saw her win over critics and audiences alike, and now British singer, Frances, releases a new video for ‘Don’t Worry About Me’, out now on Capitol Records. The follow-up to her acclaimed single ‘Borrowed Time’ (co-written with Howard Lawrence from Disclosure),…

PREMIERE: LENA FAYRE RELEASES NEW VIDEO “CRY”

Lena Fayre’s talent and hard work has earned her quite a push from nearly every quarter. She’s won a plethora of songwriting awards, including The John Lennon Songwriting Award in March 2016 for her song “Ophelia” and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers 2015 “I Create Music” EXPO Opportunity winner. These are impressive…

ERIC CHURCH’S VIDEO FOR “RECORD YEAR” PREMIERES TODAY

On the heels of winning ACM Video of the Year Award for “Mr. Misunderstood” earlier this month, Eric Church has premiered his new music video for current single, “Record Year,” on Vevo earlier today with a broadcast debut on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown this Saturday, April 30. The music video again enlists directors John Peets…

Bongo Boy Rock n’ Roll TV Show No. 1079 “Notorious Anytime”

The Bongo Boy Rock N’ Roll TV Show is proud to present the latest episode in their Rock N’ Roll TV Show series, “Notorious Anytime” featuring 7 talented independent international recording artists in 1 special ½ hour TV show. This latest Bongo Boy TV produced episode premiered mid April with rotation for 2 weeks till…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 29, 2016

DRAKE’S ‘VIEWS’ SPINNING ON PANDORA TODAY AT 3:00 PM PST Drake’s Pandora station has had over 630,000 adds since the release of his two latest singles “One Dance” and “Pop Style”. “One Dance” has been spun over 9.1M times since April 8th and “Pop Style” has had over 7 million spins. Tune into Drake’s Pandora…

JAPAN SOUL “CHICA” SINGLE

Japan Soul returns with a brand new song called “Chica”. The song expresses solidarity with women, too often the subject of gross harassment, while acknowledging its own conflicted male gaze. Sonically, it’s a leap forward for Japan Soul as they double down on their signature art-funk as a full-fledged band. Keyboardist Matt McMurry is also…

ZEDD & KESHA “TRUE COLORS”

“As artists, the need to create and share our music is what drives us. “True Colors” is an extremely meaningful song to me and when I learned the song also spoke to Kesha it became even more special and took on new meaning. We went into the studio to reimagine “True Colors” together and I’m…

FOLEY ENT CONSULTING

So today we have an awesome promo as we all can use an outside voice to listen & consult. If at some point you decide to seek professional feedback about your songs or guidance for your career, I’d suggest you check out Foley Entertainment and speak to their President, Gene Foley. Gene offers a free,…

Linchette Marcel – “Self-titled”

Effortlessly tying together elements of hard rock, math rock, and grunge into a satisfying whole, Linchette Marcel’s self-titled debut is a pure joy. Volume is a must for Linchette Marcel explore every possible angle, as their riffs and guitar solos are simply astounding. With so many layers it is easy to get lost in their…

ICELAND’S SECRET SOLSTICE FESTIVAL GOES GREEN

Is it possible for a major music festival to be green? While many major events are known to be energy inefficient, and even damaging to the environment, one event in Iceland is trying to turn that stereotype on its head with the use of geothermal energy, hybrid vehicles, and intensive recycling programs. Secret Solstice festival…

ROOSEVELT “COLOURS / MOVING ON” VIDEO

On August 19th Marius Lauber AKA Roosevelt releases his stunning, self-titled debut album via City Slang / Greco-Roman records. To mark its launch Roosevelt unveiled a new video- which features two tracks from the album (“Colours” and “Moving On”)- along with the album’s tracklist and artwork (see below). This double-bill approach gives more insight into…

IMAGINE DRAGONS NEW SINGLE “NOT TODAY”

Multi-platinum, Grammy® Award winning rock band IMAGINE DRAGONS release their brand new song, “Not Today” from the THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK, ME BEFORE YOU. Those who pre-order the soundtrack will receive an instant download of “Not Today.” Listen to the song HERE. Interscope Records will release the soundtrack to New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer…

POPCAAN “NEVER SOBER” VIDEO

Growing up in Portmore, Jamaica was not an easy road for Andrae Sutherland. As young as seven years old, Andre trained himself as a vocalist and performer in the tradition of many of the great Jamaican musicians that came before him. As many of his friends took the well-travelled route of drugs and crime, Popcaan…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 28, 2016

THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH RELEASES ‘EXHALE’ JUNE 17 Nearly two years after Thousand Foot Krutch landed their second consecutive Hard Rock No. 1 and Billboard Top 10 album with OXYGEN: INHALE, the adrenaline-doused rockers are back to the aggressive side of the dial with EXHALE, which is set to release independently worldwide June 17 on TFK…

Jetpacks – “Two Modes of Transport”

“Two Modes of Transport” shows Jetpacks at their absolute best, with a tender darkwave sound leading the way. Much of the song opts for a slightly dreamy sound going from dubstep to chillwave to shoegaze so naturally. Carefully crafted the song is the right kind of nimble with little elements of nostalgia presenting themselves throughout…

GEORGE MAPLE SHARES NEW TRACK “STICKS AND HORSES” FEATURING GOLDLINK

Rising Australian singer/songwriter and producer George Maple returns with a vengeance with her first track of 2016, “Sticks and Horses” featuring GoldLink, and a smoldering new companion music video. The massive track produced by Maple, What So Not, Noah Breakfast, and WILLS shows her versatility and puts forth an infectious, hard-hitting melody coupled with GoldLink’s…

THE FIN. “THROUGH THE DEEP” VIDEO

There’s a theme running through the beauteous new EP by The fin. that permeates more than just the song titles. Oceanic imagery features heavily in Yuto Uchino’s lyrics, as references to ship, shore and submersion loom large. The singer articulates these tales of impermanence and transition to a shimmering, sophisticated indie art-pop backing that will…

SAMM HENSHAW “OUR LOVE”

Samm Henshaw has premiered new single ‘Our Love’, which is available immediately when pre-ordering his forthcoming second EP, ‘The Sound Experiment 2’ (impacting July 15th via Columbia Records). Following a string of sold-out shows, the soulful 22-year-old will tour the UK in May – featuring London’s Oslo on May 25th – before an extensive European…

Wiseproof – “Scuse Me”

Lush and luxurious, Wiseproof’s “Scuse Me” offers up a downright decadent sound. The mysterious nature of the track means it is impossible to fully pin down. A sleek bass line drives the song forward, serving as the song’s backbone, ensuring that the rhythm is absolutely dominating. Vocals are the heart of the track as they…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 27, 2016

BIG & RICH EMBARK ON U.S. SUMMER TOUR IN SUPPORT OF LATEST ‘GRAVITY’ SINGLE Big & Rich, who just scored back-to-back Top 10 Country singles with “Look at You” and “Run Away With You,” will bring their must-see show to audiences nationwide as they embark on a summer tour in support of their latest single,…

EYE’Z STOPS BY ‘THOUGHTS OF A COMMON MAN’ ON KGMI RADIO

KGM1 Radio is a online radio station with a terrestrial format with all the benefits of internet radio. We have the capability of reaching millions of listeners worldwide with programs and live special event coverage. KGM1 format includes news, talk radio that covers spiritual ministries and uplifting motivational topics. “Thoughts of a Common Man” With…

BLU FIEFER SINGLE “JUKEBOX”

Half Mexican half Lebanese Indie / hip hop artist Blu Fiefer has revealed her debut single “Jukebox” today. Self produced by Blu in collaboration with Liliane Chlela and mixed by double Grammy award winner Alex Venguer Jukebox is an uncompromising introduction to an artist driven by creating art on her own terms. Drawing in from…

L.T.LEIF PRESENTS TWO SINGLES FROM ALBUM

Calgary’s eclectic indie group L.T.Leif are back with their unique sound and catchy melodies. The group has recently premiered new tracks from their upcoming release Shadow on the Brim / Rough Beasts. L.T.Leif (For fans of: The Microphones, Joanna Newsom, Angel Olsen) is comprised of: Laura Leif (ukulele, vocals, synths), Dice Parks (synths, strings, percussion),…

Rev Peter Unger – “At Heaven’s Door”

Languid and lovely in tone is Rev Peter Unger’s “At Heaven’s Door”. Kept to the absolute essentials Rev Peter Unger opts for an airy feel to the arrangements. Absolutely crisp the production values are incredible. By far the highlight of the song are the tender lyrics delivered with reassurance by Rev Peter Unger. As the…

PREMIERE: ROCK ROAD REBELS “FREEDOM IN OUR EYES” VIDEO

Many artists are quick to champion their roots in major metropolitan areas like NYC, LA, Nashville, and so on. These cities are seen as hotbeds of what’s modern and cutting edge, where the next trend is around the corner. Jacksonville, Missouri, home to Rock Road Rebels, is not one of those towns. With a 2010…

MATY NOYES RELEASES NEW TRACK “LOVE YOU WITH A BANG”

Maty Noyes is a singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, originally from Corinth, Mississippi. In 2015, she made a buzzworthy introduction as the featured vocalist on “Angel,” the closing track from The Weeknd’s critically acclaimed album Beauty Behind The Madness. Noyes wrote and is featured on Kygo’s international smash single, “Stay” which reached #1 on Billboard’s…

Port of Est – ‘Onyx Moon’

Port of Est. taps into a late 80s darkwave sound on the impeccable “Onyx Moon”. Absolutely infectious in nature these are songs that linger in the mind long after they are over. The attention to detail is admirable as Port of Est. present a mixture of brooding and beauty. By maintaining this balance they create…

BREAKER NOVOGRATZ VIDEO “HOME”

Breaker Novogratz is a multi-talented young performer who splits his time acting, singing, dancing and modeling. Recently relocated to Los Angeles from New York City, Breaker has just released his second single, “Home”, which follows his pop inspired hit, “Family”, which was featured in Old Navy’s 2015 Holiday campaign. The new song teams up a…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 26, 2016

ROCKY NTI NEW VIDEO Rocky Nti reveals video for his latest track ‘Reflections’ and announces European support slots with Panic! At The Disco next month. ‘Reflections’ follows on from last years ‘Ride On’ EP, his first move away from the left-field electronic sounds of his early career. Rocky began honing his talents working with artists…

STOLI LOVES HOW DESTINY’S MUSIC IS IN HER OWN HANDS

Hello to all my music minded friends across the globe, it is so good to see you all! So like so many of you I was so sad to hear of Prince’s passing last week. I was also quite surprised how many videos on youtube connect his death to the Illuminati. Search “prince illuminati” and…

AUTOMATED EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND SCREENING SOLUTIONS

In addition to the risks related to compliance, research shows that the main hiring concerns for modern employers include fraud, theft, absenteeism, workplace accidents and high employee turnover among others. By making use of a comprehensive program for background screening, companies and organizations can address these risks and maintain compliant hiring practices. Below we’ll take…

UNIFORM BAND: HOW TO MAKE EACH PERFORMANCE DAZZLING

The band sounds tight and you’ve got big gigs on the horizon. But have you thought about band image? What are you guys gonna look like? Lucky for you, old ideas are new again, especially the idea of band uniforms. A Brief History of Rock Band Uniforms From the natty suits and thin ties of…

SOPHIE STRAUSS RELEASES DEBUT EP ‘YEAH NO FINE’

New York City-based singer-songwriter Sophie Strauss is excited to announce the release of her debut EP titled Yeah No Fine. In between shifts selling peaches at the Santa Monica farmers market, Strauss recorded Yeah No Fine at Endless Noise Studios with Jeff Elmassian and it is as much a glance at the California landscape as…

Oscar Vega – “Back”

Oscar Vega’s “Back” has a psychedelic sheen to it. With an effortless languid groove serving as the song’s anchor, the piece moves with such grace. This is courtesy of Mantra’s impressive production skills, as every sound shimmers in the crystal calm. Melodies shine through as it grows ever larger in size, incorporating ever greater amounts…

MEG MYERS IS BACK WITH NEW SINGLE “MOTEL”

Meg Myers dominated Coachella this weekend with another incredible live performance. According to Pitchfork, “Meg Myers ruled the Gobi tent. The Nashville-born songstress won over the crowd with her smart, incisive alt-rock, showing why she has such an obsessive cult following.” Following a second Coachella performance next weekend (Sunday – 3:45pm – Gobi Tent), Meg…

AEORA PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “MEDICINE”

Melbourne-based electro-pop artist, Aeora, releases her new single, “Medicine.” The song reflects the frustration and sadness she felt over the illness of someone close to her, and showcases her vocals and mature songwriting. This is the first track from Aeora’s upcoming EP, Alt., slated for release in July 2016. Aeora began as the hobby and…

SAIGO SINGLE “SO NATURAL”

Los Angeles based singer/producer SAÍGO’s debut single, “So Natural”, emerges from the underground of new-and future-soul, melding electronic elements and broken beats with silky vocals. Described by SAÍGO, “So Natural” was written about the competition of natural instincts, a tug of war between emotions that evolves into a flurry of kinetic action. The result of…

WHY CHEFS ARE THE NEW STARS OF MUSIC FESTIVALS

The modern music festival is about more than the headlining bands these days. As an increasingly savvy audience gathers for the multi-day events, top chefs are also flocking to festivals to feed these music-loving, foodie hybrids. An extension of the dual food and music festivals, like the sweetlife music + food festival backed by organic…