Month: February 2017

Jimmy Rae “Keeping The Faith” Alive with MsTish!

Living out her faith & life through Christian-inspired music and charitable acts is her chosen path that has led MsTish! here to this exact moment in time. Born Latisha Nicole, MsTish! is taking Rap/Hip-Hop to a whole new spiritual level like nobody has ever seen before. The self-proclaimed “First Holy Lady of Hip-Hop” is causing…

4 Maintenance Ideas to Upgrade Your Local Music Hall

Your local music hall is a perfect location to congregate for school functions or neighborhood gatherings. These properties tend to have large structures with ample space for chairs, stages and dance floors. Because of their popularity and age, your favorite music halls may be declining in quality. To spruce up the property, consider these maintenance…

Bongo Boy Records Backroom Blues Vol 4

Delivering a soulful piece is Jim Labos’ opening “The Blues Never Die”. From the organ to the nimble guitar, everything simply works. Tying it all together are the carefully crafted lyrics whose impassioned delivery works wonders. On “Searching For the Truth” Devin Leigh neatly brings classic rock and country into a satisfying whole. Anchored by…

LIA MARIE JOHNSON”S NEW TRACK “COLD HEART KILLER”

“Cold Heart Killer,” the brand new track from singer, actress, and YouTube creator Lia Marie Johnson, is out today and available via all digital service providers. The sumptuous, trip-hop laced ballad evokes late night longings for an ex, despite one’s better judgment. Lia co-wrote the song with producer Matias Gabriel Mora, co-producer Mia Gabriella Minichiello…

Dylan Bernard Video “Flames”

Dylan Bernard was bit by the music bug at an early age. When his mother placed his him in a church choir at the age of four he instantly fell in love. Sadly, he lost his mother a few years later and the musical spirit she instilled in him went dormant. This kind of talent,…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 17, 2017

BAYLEE MORRISON TO RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE “DISCOMMUNICATION” 12-year-old Rochester, NY-based pop singer Baylee Morrison is releasing her powerful debut single “Discommunication” on February 17th through Noble Steed Music. The inspiration for this song came to Baylee when one day she was upset that her sisters wouldn’t go outside and play with her because they were…

What Every Songwriter Should Know About Intellectual Property Law

As a songwriter, understanding intellectual property law is essential. These laws protect your written property and your finances. Consider these four things that you must know about intellectual property law. Agreeing on Songwriter Credits If you write a song all by yourself, including its score, then you are the only person requiring credit. The contributions…

Maiah Wynne – ‘Lights and Shadows’

Maiah Wynne’s “Lights and Shadows” displays a phenomenal range from the darkest of shadows to the brightest light. Stylistically Maiah Wynne runs the gamut from chamber pop to country to even elements of industrial. Tying all of this together is Maiah Wynne’s emotive voice whose expressiveness shines throughout the collection. Attention to detail is of…

NAV + The Weeknd Team Up For “Some Way”

Today, rapper and producer NAV has announced his debut mixtape, NAV. The self-titled project is set for release on Friday, February 24, 2017 at all DSPs. Leading up to the announcement, yesterday NAV shared the first song from the project, “Some Way” featuring The Weeknd. The rising star has also announced today that he has…

WINTER NAMM 2017

There were a lot of things I’ll stamp “As Usual” here, except one. This is the first time I can remember monsoon rains and 60 degree weather in Anaheim, in January. As usual, most of the attendees were dressed in full rock regalia making it hard to distinguish the real celebrities from the crowd. As…

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” 1st Album Certified 33x Million & “Bad” Certified 10 Million

Michael Jackson’s Thriller has become the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 33x Diamond for United States sales and streams, it was announced by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA), the Estate of Michael Jackson, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment). Thriller is…

BRAND-NEW SINGLE FROM KYGO WITH SELENA GOMEZ “IT AIN’T ME”

“It Ain’t Me,” the new single from Kygo with Selena Gomez, is out now on Interscope Records / Ultra Records. The song is available for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers. “It Ain’t Me,” a stand-alone track, is the first song since Kygo’s acclaimed 2016 debut Cloud Nine. Producer, musician, songwriter, DJ…

Building Yourself up for Success: How to Be a Great Lawyer

Working as a lawyer means that you spend quite some time working but you also earn good rewards if you are skillful and experienced in what you do. However, just like any other career, there is that person who is better than you; that person who sets higher standards every time. This may be what…

Righteous Hillbillies – ‘Two Wheels Down a Lost Highway’

The crucial third and fourth albums. People like to trumpet the all-consuming importance of sophomore albums and they have a point. Bands and performers, after particularly scintillating debuts, can often find themselves groping in darkness attempting to create a worthy follow-up. It’s the third and fourth album, however, that often determines staying power. Once a…

Emish – ‘This Light’

Self described as “high powered rock with an Irish heart”, the four piece Emish stands as one of the most individual and inspired acts working in roots music today. The idea of labeling them, however, will make discerning listeners hesitant. The music transcends labels manifesting a spirit that has nothing to do with genre and,…

Sound of Curves – ‘Gone Gatsby’

San Antonio based four piece Sound of Curves’ third album, Gone Gatsby, should solidify their standing as one of the vanguard bands working in alternative rock today. The melting pot of influences, however, encompasses much more than recasting rock music’s premier form of the 1990’s and beyond in their image. Southern styled rock guitar with…

Con New Video “Free Dreams”

We are excited to bring you Con and his newest video, “Free Dreams.” Venturing into solo artistry for the first time in his musical career, Con is a killer, imaginative voice coming straight out of the St. Louis music scene. With his honest, merciless lyrics that deliver a deep and serious message backed behind a…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 16, 2017

First New EP from Big Mother Gig in 20 Years! Milwaukee-based indie rock pioneers, Big Mother Gig, released the Almost Primed EP, their first new music in 20 years, today. With one foot rooted in their origins on the LoFi, indie rock scene that exploded out of the midwest in the 90s and the other…

February 2017 Skope Radio / Kiwi6 Plays Contest

We want to congratulate Ray William Roldan for winning the January 2017 Skope Radio / Kiwi6 Plays Contest with 100 plays: http://skopemag.com/2017/01/06/january-2017-skope-radio-kiwi6-plays-contest Since the last contest went so well we are going again via Skope Radio @skopemag.com. The way it works is pretty simple. You place a song submission below as noted. Once the MP3…

Soley Shares Radiant Track “Never Cry Moon”

Back with her third solo album, Sóley’s new LP Endless Summer arrives worldwide on May 5th, 2017 via Morr Music. Written over the period of one year together with her long-time friend and collaborator Albert Finnbogason, the new full-length sees the acclaimed musician from Iceland explore the more optimistic, sun-drenched corners of her songwriting. Listen…

Angie and the Deserters – ’17 Days’

It’s difficult to imagine how the luscious blues-soaked yowl of Angie Bruyere’s voice hailing from upstate New York, but this Southern California transplant and her band the Deserters play gutsy and rough-hewn blues rock with the skill and sincerity needed to make it work in 2017. Her latest single from the album You, “17 Days”,…

J La Rae Feat. Jenni Price “Touch Me”

J La Rae releases his fun electronic track “Touch Me” featuring fellow the lyrics of fellow The AM bandmate Jenni Price just in time for Valentine’s Day! “Touch Me” is a great dance floor track with elements of trap and future bass. The track and Price’s voice are sexy, sensual, and playfully enticing. Best known…

Pieta Brown Teams Up With Calexico on New Song “In The Light”

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Pieta Brown will release her new album Postcards on March 10th via Lustre Records. True to its name, Postcards explores the role of distance and isolation through collaboration in which Brown enlisted a guest artist for each track via mail. Today, she released “In The Light” which she wrote while in a Santa…

Rosalee New “Hmmm” Video

St. George, Utah. Population: 80,000. Though home to some of the world’s most beautiful terrain, nestled equidistant between Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks, it is not quite known for a bustling art community. It was home, however, to the exceptionally talented and ambitious Rosalee, an R&B/Soul/Funk singer who is the embodiment of the belief…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Palais ‘Instant Crush Feat. Your Girl Pho’ Premiering on Pilerats this week, Perth producer Palais’ evocative first release of the year, ‘Instant Crush Feat. Your Girl Pho’, is a masterful mix of upbeat pop and synth-y joie de vivre. It’s the first taste of his impending debut EP Apolis, which is available for pre-order from…

Brooke Moriber New Single “Up All Night”

Singer/songwriter, rocker, and Broadway sensation Brooke Moriber is turning up the heat with her first release of 2017! Having just performed at “Former Broadway Kids, All Grown Up!” event in New York City sharing songs and stories while reliving her days on the Broadway stage, she’ll be releasing her dreamy new single and video for…

SONNY DEBUT SINGLE ‘’PRINCESS’’

Introducing Sonny, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist stepping up to become the UK’s finest soul singer-songwriter. His stirring potential emanates through debut offering ‘Princess’. The soulful ballad, produced by Rum And Bug production team, showcases Sonny’s ability to amalgamate throwback and retro influences and create a beautifully fused modern soundscape of indie, folk, soul and…

5 Equipment Mistakes Every Music Major Should Avoid

Music majors have busy lives and must make many decisions. Unfortunately, not all of those decisions are good decisions. Below are five of those mistakes that all music major should avoid. Brand Name Envy Instruments, like every other manufactured item, fall prey to the lure of a designer label. While many music majors are happy…

Lawless Hearts Video “All My Troubles”

Lawless Hearts continues their blitzkrieg of pure, classic, hard rock and roll with their latest hit, “All My Troubles,” from their newest album, Bring Me The Enemy. Combine the ostensibly bohemian, beatnik lifestyle indicative of a more spiritual presence than most people align with typical rock music, that the band abides by with their merciless,…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 14, 2017

MADISON McWILLIAMS’ NEW VIDEO “WE’VE GOT TODAY” PREMIERED ON GIRLS’ LIFE MAGAZINE “I am so thrilled to be partnering with Girls’ Life. I have always loved the magazine because it promotes girl power. One little known fact about this song is I wrote it on the back of an airplane napkin on my way to…

ESports Betting On Starcraft 2

Recent years, betting on ESport has become very popular. The most common are team games. Among other computer games, Starcraft 2 takes a high position, although the essence of this game is a confrontation between two gamers, or as they say one-on-one. Among strategies in real time that have become eSports disciplines in the last…

Leggacy Releases Video “We All Got Problems”

Captivating alternative rap recording artist, Leggacy of Atlanta, GA recently finalized an international distribution deal with Uniscope Distribution & Brand Services and released his hit single, We All Got Problems worldwide on January 16, 2017. https://www.instagram.com/iamleggacy/ Get the single on iTunes: http://apple.co/2j0WKCT The artist seeks your support of his revolution by downloading the song, watching…

Day Day King Video “West Coast 4 Life”

Samoan rap star, Dathan Lui widely known as Day Day King is the originator of the legendary West Coast Alliance Tour and former member of the Krook City Bloods. His July 29, 2016 hit single release, West Coast 4 Life charted for nearly three months into the first quarter of 2017 on DRT’s Top 125…

Tony Levitas & the Levitations – “Feel Good Now”

With a true sense of the blues, Tony Levita’s sound has a rambunctious timeless quality to them. Opting for such a classic approach works wonders for the songs as the way they unfold is quite compelling. The heart and soul of the approach comes from Tony Levitas’ stylish vocals alongside the insightful lyricism that permeates…

Get To Know: OnPlanetZu

Onplanetzu is a rap artist from Queens, New York. His style is a great blend of EDM, rap, trap and even rock, going for a diverse, yet very personal sound. The project is a brainchild of Zu Tha Greatone. This talented artist is all about creating clever lyrics to match thought-provoking musical backdrops, inspired by…

Most Popular Music Apps In 2017

Technology is growing quite rapidly day by day and it’s put so many positive effects on human life. In this internet age, you can easily get various applications for different works. Smartphone also brings a lot of change to the human lifestyle. Who doesn’t love music? When the thing comes to the music app, nowadays…

Amir Higher “I Am Ready” Ft. EVS Video

Amir Higher creates infectious dance pop and his newest video for “I Am Ready” is undeniable proof that he is a stellar talent just waiting for his big break. That time might be now. Since his earliest days he has been a fixture behind the piano, perfecting his songwriting and performance skills. His early successes…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Meilyr Jones Shares “Be Soft” Video On Brooklyn Vegan Its been an amazing year for MEILYR JONES. Following rave reviews for his solo debut album 2013, released last March via Moshi Moshi, he’s toured the land rapidly building a devoted fan base, winning the 2016 Welsh Music Prize and culminating in a recent performance at…

Michel Griffin – ‘Feel my Love: Bob Dylan’s Finest Lovesongs’

Michel Griffin treats Bob Dylan’s vast body of work with the utmost of care on the tender “Feel my Love: Bob Dylan’s Finest Lovesongs”. With careful delicate arrangements, the songs positively shimmer and shine. Vocals serve front and center as they should, with Michel Griffin’s voice imbuing the songs with a sense of intimacy. The…

MIRANDA LAMBERT RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WE SHOULD BE FRIENDS”

Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville GRAMMY Award-winner Miranda Lambert released her new music video today for her song “We Should Be Friends.” The music video was shot in Watertown, TN and once again, Lambert tapped video-director Trey Fanjoy to oversee the fun that ensues within the confines of a small town beauty parlor. The video that…