WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY SECRETARY
Seattle based Secretary have just premiered their latest song, “The Only Ones,” on IMPOSE. This captivating track will draw you in with deep lead vocals layered over ethereal backing vocals and energetic rhythms that will have you rocking out in no time.
Secretary is comprised of members Craig Ellison Wolf (vocals, guitar, Rhodes), Em Maslich (bass/vocals), Max McSimov (guitar), and Luke Yanz (multi-instrumentalist). The group likens their sound to those of Local Natives, Jeff Buckley, and just a touch of early Ra Ra Riot. Their smooth yet upbeat sound is sure to please whether you’re seeing them live or just tapping along at home.
Catch the Premiere on IMPOSE:
WIRE: NEW METALLICA ON ROLLINGSTONE.COM
Everyone loves a medley, and Metallica put together one of the best! The ‘Ronnie Rising Medley’, which features tracks ‘A Light In The Black’, ‘Tarot Woman’, ‘Stargazer’, ‘Kill The King’, is available for streaming now exclusively via Rolling Stone. The ‘Ronnie Rising Medley’ appears on the upcoming Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life compilation, available April 1, 2014 via Rhino in physical and digital versions. Take an early listen and also read the accompanying exclusive interview with Metallica, only at RollingStone.com.
WIRE: NEW CANOPY CLIMBERS ON IMPOSE.COM
Originally based out of Little Rock, Arkansas, the three piece of Cory Nelson, Alan Thomas, and Nathan Miller are Canopy Climbers, premiering “Secret” featuring Jasper. Fresh from their Blindfold EP, they shed some confessional electric soul together with a verse from Jasper to divulge how, “old truths become new lies.” With synths to shine a light on how heedless behaviors bum down the best relationships, Canopy Climbers keep the questions asking in the choruses’ repeated requests of, “tell me now, tell me now, was it worth it?”
Canopy Climbers’ “Secret” Premieres on Impose
KRIS DELMHORST’S ‘BLOOD TEST’ OUT MAY 13
On May 13, Signature Sounds will release Blood Test, the latest LP from acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kris Delmhorst. The release marks Delmhorst’s first album of original material since 2008’s Shotgun Singer, which Performing Songwriter described as “a tour de force of singing, writing and production that gains in richness with each repetition,” and the Boston Herald called “a work of lo-fi beauty, and evidence of an artist taking flight.” In between, the versatile performer recorded and released Cars, a covers album of songs by the seminal new wave/proto-punk band of the same name, which PopMatters called a “victory” and noted, “Cars has the potential to bring a brilliant young songwriter to a wider audience.”
NEW SINGLE BY BOOSTEDKIDS ON BEATPORT.COM
Italian duo BOOSTEDKIDS tear down the walls of conventional electronic dance music with their first release on Ultra Records entitled “Escocia”. Named for Scotland, “Escocia” combines the sounds of traditional Scottish bagpipes with an unforgettable melody and hypnotically pounding bass. Already being supported by the likes of David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Daddy’s Groove, Blasterjaxx, Swanky Tunes and more, BOOSTEDKIDS’ innovative big-room sound is sure to take the dance music world by storm.
WIRE: NEW SWEET APPLE VIDEO AT ESQUIRE.COM
SWEET APPLE, the band of rockers featuring J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr., Heavy Blanket), Tim Parnin (Cobra Verde, Chuck Mosley), John Petkovic (Cobra Verde, Death of Samantha, Guided By Voices) and Dave Sweetapple (Witch, Vardlokk) will release their new LP The Golden Age of Glitter on April 8 via Tee Pee Records. The LP is the follow up to the band’s critically celebrated debut Love & Desperation, a record that showcased “70s arena rock-like songs” (Pitchfork) and presented “one stomp box in the power pop of their youth, one in the heavy indie thud they invented” (SPIN). The 10-song power-pop masterpiece features guest appearances from Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens Of The Stone Age), Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) and others.
WIRE: FEAR OF MEN SHARE “LUNA” VIDEO
Today Noisey has shared a music video from UK’s Fear of Men for “Luna”, the lead single from the band’s debut album, Loom. Directed by Weiss and Falvey with 4eyes TV, it is influenced by the work of influential feminist performance artist Marina AbramoviÄ‡, restaging her Rest Energy and Dragonhead pieces. The video was filmed at Brighton Dome with help from Bob at Fierce Creatures and Sussex Bowmen. The band is also coming to the US in the Spring with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
FRANCIS PRESTIA SEEKS KIDNEY THRU MATCHINGDONORS.COM
Legendary bassist Francis Rocco Prestia urgently needs a lifesaving kidney transplant. But his medical bills and related expenses far exceed his coverage and ability to pay so his friends have gotten together to throw a fundraiser to help. Rocco Prestia is the legendary bass guitarist for the renowned soul and funk band Tower of Power. Rocco is only 63 years old, and with a lifesaving kidney transplant he can live a long life, and get back to what he loves — playing bass guitar with Tower of Power. He is generally acknowledged as the originator of the “Finger style Funk” method of bass playing and is among the greatest bassists in the history of music. He has influenced an entire generation of aspiring bass players.
Rocco has just registered on MatchingDonors.com looking for living altruistic kidney donors, and he is being contacted by many potential donors.
So, if you would like to see if you a potential match to donate a kidney to Rocco go to:
NEW VIDEO BY 28 BOULEVARD
Combining Brit-punk grit with a distinctive pop jangle, Cambridge five-piece 28 Boulevard are set to release their latest five-track EP, Sunclouds on the 7th of April 2014. The emerging young group expand on the raw, adolescent feel of their debut double A side single, ‘This Is What/Who Are You?’, pushing their innovative spin on guitar pop to a spine-rattling, head-splitting climax.
Taking influence from the likes of Parquet Courts, Bloc Party, Yuck, Pavement and Pixies, 28 Boulevard have coined a sound that would doubtlessly sit quite comfortably in CBGB’s in ’77, but brings to the table an exciting contemporary edge.
New video to host – http://goo.gl/qfKYmX
LUCKY BRAND ANNOUNCES EXPANDED COLLABORATION WITH JOHNNY CASH
Lucky Brand announced today that they are expanding their ongoing partnership with original American icon, Johnny Cash–the “Man in Black”– in honor of the March 25 release of a lost Johnny Cash album, Out Among The Stars (Columbia/Legacy).
Of the expanded collection, Lucky Brand Chief Product Officer Michael Griffin says, “Lucky Brand’s musical heritage in rock and roll makes Cash a perfect fit for our artisanal roots. We’re excited to continue our partnership with Johnny Cash and celebrate these newly discovered tracks.”
The Lucky Brand collection will be available March 25, 2014. Out Among The Stars, a remarkable new album comprised of 13 recently discovered Johnny Cash studio tracks may be pre-ordered now at: http://smarturl.it/cash_stars_amzn.
PIXIES TO RELEASE FIRST FULL STUDIO ALBUM IN MORE THAN TWO DECADES
Fans have dreamed about it for years, and now Pixies are delivering. Indie Cindy, the band’s first full studio album since 1991’s Trompe le Monde, will be released in late April (April 23/Japan, April 28/UK/Europe/International, April 29/North America) on the band’s own independent label, Pixiesmusic (marketed and distributed worldwide by [PIAS] Recordings). Pre-orders for most configurations can be placed beginning today at iTunes, Amazon, and other online retail outlets.
ACM AWARDS NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores nominees Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, and Kip Moore will perform via live remote from the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Sunday, April 6 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The ACM Fan Jam, the fans-only, live concert event, will take place in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center during and after the broadcast of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
After making it through the first round of fan voting, nominees Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, and Kip Moore will now compete for the coveted title of ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s. The winner will be announced and the award presented on the ACM Fan Jam stage during the LIVE Awards telecast. Fans can vote for their favorite New Artist on Monday, March 24 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT at www.VoteACM.com until Sunday, April 6 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT (before the LIVE show starts). Online fan voting for New Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year categories is open to fans in the United States, Canada and Australia.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY EX-CULT
Ex-Cult’s Midnight Passenger is the result of a never ending obsession with the open road. It’s the sound of five people spending the last year in countless dive bars, disgusting motel rooms and on dozens of dirty floors. Since recording with Ty Segall in 2012 the band hasn’t come up for air, putting four US tours and tons of weekend trips under their belt with the likes of OBN III’s, Captive and Ty Segall.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY BLANCO ON COMPLEX.COM
With a ’70s funk bassline and its benjamins-centric artwork, the song “9/11” looks and sounds like it belongs on the Dead Presidents soundtrack. On the track, which Complex premiered, Bay Area rapper Blanco gives insight into his personal testimony in spitting the cold hard truth. Known for creating hardcore gangster tracks about weed and money, here he switches gears for the first single from collaborative EP One Hunnid featuring YG, The Jacka,andMessy Marv, produced by Tha Bizness. The track has a nostalgic, funky tranquil feel yet captures the speculative tone set by the lyrics. Blanco, YG, The Jacka, and Messy Marv allege material objects as being the main focus of others, the sentimental plea for justice and rejection of a corrupt system causes them to exclaim, “Pardon me while I burst and rise above these flames / had enough of this earth…just give us what we deserve.” By addressing a corrupt society, Blanco draws a parallel between his mentality and the devastating event that occurred over a decade ago. Though representing the West Coast, he gleams a bright light on issues surrounding one of New York’s most horrific events, giving insight on corruptions that continue to effect everyone. The track fades out with a soundbite of former President Bush’s post 9/11 speech, which brings it home.
See the Complex premiere here:
SEVYN STREETER REVEALS HER “nEXt” SINGLE
CBE/Atlantic singer-songwriter Sevyn Streeter has announced details of her eagerly awaited new single. “nEXt” featuring Los Angeles rapper, producer, and performer, Kid Ink, is now available at the iTunes Store and other digital retailers. The companion video for “nEXt” — directed by award-winning photographer Derek Blanks — is set to premiere on BET’s 106 & Park, Wednesday March 26th (check local listings). In the meantime, fans can view the trailer for the video here: http://youtu.be/al5kijb7uHE
NEW SINGLE BY CRAFT SPELLS
It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from Justin Vellesteros, i.e. Craft Spells; it’s been two years since the release of his Gallery EP and nearly four since his critically acclaimed debut album Idle Labor. Today we are very happy to announce the return of Craft Spells, with his sophomore album Nausea, due out June 10th.
Produced and recorded in Seattle with Dylan Wall, Nausea is reflective of the artistic and personal growth Vallesteros experienced on his “hiatus”. This is not the same Crafts Spells of 2010, but a logical progression for a musician finding his voice, with bolder sentiments and a more mature sound.
WIRE: CASH CASH USATODAY.COM FEATURE
New York based producers and DJ trio Cash Cash (comprised of JP Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf and Sam Frisch) drop a new four-track EP on Big Beat Records named after their destined festival anthem, “Lightning” which features iconic vocals from Goo Goo Dolls’ front-man, John Rzeznik and has been described as “an infectious radio smash destined for inspiring festival-sized sing-a-longs throughout the summer” by Dancing Astronaut.
KING LOS REVEALS MUCH ANTICIPATED MIXTAPE
Critically acclaimed Baltimore rapper King Los unveils his anxiously awaited mixtape, Zero Gravity II presented by After Platinum Entertainment, today. The set is the sequel to his renowned 2010 offering Zero Gravity, and it follows up last year’s Becoming King, which was listed as #2 mixtape on Hotnewhiphop.com with over 600,000 downloads. It also proves to be his most engaging and expansive collection to date, proudly representing his hometown with a new sound.
You can download it here for free exclusively on Dattpiff.com:
WIRE: THE ORWELLS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
After releasing two EPs, 2012’s Other Voices and Who Needs You, and wracking up miles worth of touring, The Orwells are pleased to announce via Pitchfork the release of their debut album Disgraceland on June 3rd through Canvasback/Atlantic Records. The release will include tracks produced by Chris Coady (Smith Westerns, Beach House) Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys) and Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio). See track listing below. To celebrate the announcement, they’ve shared a new track off the album, “Let It Burn”, with live footage filmed on their most recent tour of the UK. The song will be available as an instant gratis upon pre-order of the album.
WIRE: THE EVERYMEN REVEAL NEW TRACK “SPAIN”
The Everymen are excited to announce their sophomore album Givin’ Up On Free Jazz, out May 20th via Ernest Jenning Record Co. They premiered “Spain” via Impose, who said “Everything happening in “Spain” explodes with an outpouring of everything The Everymen have at their disposal, concentrating on spending two-thirds of the song throwing everything from shimmering chord progressions to blasts of the brass at you from every channel and corner.” After a wild run at SXSW, the band will take to the road in support of the record this summer — tour dates are forthcoming.
WIRE: THE MENZINGERS PREMIERE NEW SINGLE ON PITCHFORK
“I’ve been wandering nightly / through the garden of your heartache / always making a mess / always stumbling out the door / but I don’t wanna be an asshole anymore.” A self-realization of malevolence towards a special someone, the album opener “I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore” is a proclamation and a promise of change.
Listen to “I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore” now:
SLOW CLUB ANNOUNCE THIRD ALBUM + “TEARS OF JOY”
Sheffield, England’s Slow Club return this summer with their third album Complete Surrender, to be released in the US on July 15, 2014 via Wichita Recordings. A musical leap forward from 2011’s Paradise, Complete Surrender – produced by Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley) – is an exquisite collection of soulful, sophisticated pop songs with influences ranging from Frankie Valli and Marvin Gaye to Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. The album is now available for pre-order here: smarturl.it/slowclub.
The album opens with the wonderful melancholia of “Tears of Joy” (stream here: https://soundcloud.com/slowclub/tears-of-joy). A sultry beat and infectious bassline provide the track’s skeleton, while Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor’s trademark vocal interplay glides elegantly over the top, building into a chorus that perfectly foreshadows the rest of the album to come.
HONEYCHROME POSTS “HOPE YOU VISIT SOON, BRO”
Alternative & experimental electro pop artist HoneyChrome’s sound has been compared to that of the Pet Shop Boys with striking vocals and a stage presence of a Michael Jackson/Eminem hybrid born in one of MNDR’s dreams. His high energy, multi-sensory live shows leave you with an ear worms playing through your head long after the show has ended.
After spending 4 years as rapper “Chad D,” in Pennsylvania, Chad Lewine moved to Brooklyn and adorned the moniker HoneyChrome after dreaming of bees. Nope – he wasn’t stung, but stood and watched an entire hive grow and begin to thrive.
BIG REENO PREMIERES “THE RAIN” FEATURING DIZZY WRIGHT & STEVIE STONE
Emerging hip-hop artist Big Reeno released the audio for his single, “The Rain” featuring Dizzy Wright and Stevie Stone. The song is off Big Reeno’s upcoming 7 track EP, Watch My Indie Throne – available April 15th – and was produced by IRAJ (Sean Kingston, Kurupt). Fans can get a free download of “The Rain” on Big Reeno’s official Soundcloud HERE.
WIRE: GYPTIAN UNLEASHES BRAND NEW VIDEO
Gyptian headed to Tobago before the Carnival madness to team up with Kes The Band for his sizzling new video “Wet Fete.” The video was directed by the island’s own Dave Elliot and Andre Thorne from Baby Thorne Production in collaboration with Tobago House of Assembly and Synergy TV. The reggae-soca jam is off Gyptian’s most recent album Sex, Love and Reggae (VP Records) and produced by Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis along with Stanley “Rellee” Hayden and Dennis “DC” Coronel for A-Team Productions.
World Star Hip Hop ran the exclusive video premiere over the weekend and it has already received over 7.3 million views:
NEW SINGLE BY MARC BENJAMIN “ROCKET SCIENCE”
Marc Benjamin’s “Rocket Science” is the progressive house track club-goers have been waiting for. With a unique combination of infectious synths, syncopated grooves, pulsating bass and complex rhythms, “Rocket Science” causes the body to instantly move. “Rocket Science” is a benchmark track for not only Marc Benjamin, but the progressive house genre as a whole!
Download “Rocket Science” on Beatport:
TRIGGER POINT POST NEW ALBUM VIA SOUNDCLOUD
Los Angeles based Trigger Point’s highly anticipated sophomore album “Giving up the Ghost” comes out this week via THC Music/InGrooves, but the band is streaming the entire record online at – https://soundcloud.com/taywallatx/sets/trigger-point-giving-up-the/s-Z1D39.
Trigger Point’s new album “Giving up the Ghost”, which was produced by Shaun Lopez (Crosses, Far, Deftones), is available with exclusive bonus track with the hard copy version online at http://triggerpointband.com/preorder.
“This album is very special to us as a band; we put a lot of time and effort into it. We spent two years locked in a rehearsal room playing the parts over and over again until they were perfect. Inside we knew that it would be the album that finally put us on the map or it would be our Swan song. Either way we wanted to put it all on the table and not hold back. We said everything we wanted to say and played every note and fill like it would be our last. To us it is as close to perfect as we could get it, I hope that others enjoy it as much as we do.”
CHARLIE DANIELS BAND LAUNCH ‘OFF THE GRID’ NATIONAL CONCERT TOUR
The legendary Charlie Daniels Band kick off their “Off the Grid Tour” in March in support of their first new studio album since 2007, Off the Grid – Doin’ It Dylan. The CDB will perform nearly 100 concerts this year including performances on the Grand Ole Opry.
“Having new material to play on the live show is like pouring a little hot sauce on your morning eggs, just adds a little extra zest to the set,” says Charlie Daniels.
“Charlie is having his best year since 2006 with 85 confirmed dates and on the path for well over 100 shows this year,” adds APA Sr. Vice President Steve Hauser.
KID INK’S SMASH SINGLE “SHOW ME” FEAT. CHRIS BROWN IS OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED PLATINUM
Rising West Coast rap star Kid Ink continues to take over 2014. With over one million sales, his smash single “Show Me” featuring Chris Brown has officially been certified Platinum by RIAA as it enters its second week at #1 on Urban Mainstream radio.
Kid Ink continues to shine on the stage as well as on the charts and has added 8 new tour dates to his “My Own Lane” North American tour presented by Live Nation’s “Ones to Watch”concert series with Skype. Kicking off April 1st at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom, joining Ink on tour is Baltimore rapper King Los and Miami MC Bizzy Crook. Additionally, Kid Ink has been tapped to perform for “mtvU Spring Break 2014” in Cancun, Mexico along with Trey Songz, Cash Cash and Afrojack; which will air the week of March 31, 2014 across mtvU, MTV, MTV2 and MTV Jams.
ALICE BOMAN “WAITING VIDEO”
Hailing from MalmÃ¶, Sweden, the singer/songwriter first appeared when she released 2013’s Skisser via Adrian Recordings in Europe. Swedish for “sketches,” Skisser was just that – delicate home recordings from her bedroom Boman gracefully unleashed to the world, that were never meant to fall on any other ears but her own.
Swedish label, Adrian Recordings were wrapping up after a busy summer and had no intention of doing an additional release, heard Skisser and claimed that time itself stopped, and decided to issue the EP on vinyl. The response was overwhelming, with whispers of her craft on The Line of Best Fit and The Wild Honey Pie, eventually growing so loud, that praise from the likes of Interview Magazine and The Guardian naturally followed.
BONNIE MCKEE TO JOIN KARMIN ON THE #PULSESTOUR STARTING APRIL 6
Rising pop star and Grammy nominated songstress Bonnie McKee will join Karmin on the second leg of the duo’s #PULSESTOUR kicking off April 6 at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX. Karmin are on the road supporting the release of their debut album Pulses which is being released on March 25th. Known for her charming presence and contagious energy, Bonnie is primed to deliver an unforgettable set every night at theaters and clubs across the states.
McKee remains one of the industry’s go-to hit-making songwriters and was named pop’s “Best Secret Weapon” by Rolling Stone. She’s penned number one hits for the likes of Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Taio Cruz, just to name a few. She also snagged her very first Grammy Award nomination this year in the category of “Song of The Year” for co-writing Katy Perry’s smash “Roar”. Now, she’s stepping into the spotlight herself.
WIRE: SIVU COVERS NIRVANA “DUMB”
Born in the sleepy town of St.Ives, Cambridgeshire, but moving to London to pursue music, 24-year-old James Page struggled to adapt to the capital. He worked as an administrator for a bailiff company, played a crash-course of depressing open mic nights, and then took up a permanent fixture in a call centre in Waterloo — the latter of which strengthened his work ethic, and the songwriting process itself.
LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM CODY SIMPSON AT WEDAY IN SEATTLE
“Surfboard” jumped into the iTunes top 10 on Tuesday when it was released. Teen Vogue calls the new track “way edgier,” than his past music, adding that it’s “clever and catchy.” Idolator praised Cody’s “leap from the guitar-strumming boy-next-door to provocative ladies’ man” calling it “surprisingly smooth,” and adding that Surfboard is “an extremely catchy urban-pop song with a splash of dub-step to keep the soundscape interesting.”
NEW SINGLE BRIDIE JACKSON AND THE ARBOUR
One of the UK’s most exciting bands, and Glastonbury Emerging Talent Winners, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, are set to release new single ‘We Talked Again’ in April 2014. Taken from their highly anticipated second album ‘New Skin’, ‘We Talked Again’ is both powerful and fragile. Melancholy melody meets heart-pulling lyrics as the track develops from a mournful solo cry, to a cacophony of fast-moving instrumental lines and vocal harmonies.
Listen here: www.soundcloud.com/bridieandthearbour/wetalkedagain
Bridie says – “We Talked Again is about our innate need to connect but how, often through suspicion or repression, we feel unable to, and so we use universal dramas as an excuse to briefly exchange compassion with others, before awkwardly retiring, as if it never happened.”
BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB NEW VIDEO “FEEL”
Bombay Bicycle Club just premiered their video for the track “Feel” off their most recent release, So Long, See You Tomorrow. The song is based around a sample from a famous snake-charming scene in the film, Nagin, which is still widely celebrated as one of the biggest Bollywood movies (1954). The video is appropriately set in Bollywood, filmed in Bollywood, with original Bollywood actors and an authentic Bollywood director/production company. Watch it here: http://po.st/BBCFeelVideo.
COCOA JACKSON LANE NEW SINGLE POSTED
Cocoa Jackson Lane is a new collaboration between vocalist JESS HARLEN and bassist CAMILLA CHARLESWORTH. Based in Boston for most of the year, the pair are back on home soil (AUS/NZ) to release their debut EP, supporting the likes of Aaradhna and KORA and featuring on new Jayson Norris single with Tiki Taane.
NEW VIDEO BY STIFF STACK SUNNE
Stiff Stack Sunne is back with his new short film. The plot begins with a young man who believes he’s going to be getting the deal of a lifetime, but ends up getting a lot more than he bargained for. This creepy video will keep you wondering what’s next for the rapper/director.
1WAY TKT VIDEO “LITTLE MAN”
1Way TKT is back this Monday afternoon with new release titled “Little Man”. Little Man (Directed By Dan Meyers) is a 1Way trip through a full night of partying, scored to the pulsating rhythms of a 1Way TKT original. Different sounds, different styles, upbeat electro house dance breaks to hard hitting bright dubstep choruses. Just another night out.
Little Man (Official Video):
NOKIA MIXRADIO PASSES 30 MILLION SONGS
The track, ‘Ma Tegi Hena’ is by Lebanese artist Nancy Ajram and is from the forthcoming album Nancy8. The thirty million tracks available on Nokia MixRadio, puts it ahead of all other radio based streaming services.
Commenting on the milestone Jyrki Rosenberg, VP Entertainment at Nokia said:
“It is very telling that the track that takes us through this significant milestone comes from an artist currently No.1 in the Middle East, with 9 million Facebook likes and over 180 million video views — yet is unknown in large parts of the world. Introducing music lovers around the world to new songs that they will love, is a truly inspiring challenge. Gathering a rich and deep catalogue of music is fundamental to being able to offer Nokia MixRadio listeners the widest choice. More importantly, Nokia MixRadio tailors this huge catalogue of songs to the unique tastes of each of our listeners, making it the world’s simplest and most personal music experience.”
Nokia MixRadio is available to Nokia Lumia owners in 31 countries, making it the most global personalised streaming service in the world. It can be downloaded at www.windowsphone.com/store and non-Lumia owners can trial the service by visiting www.mixrad.io.
OH HONEY SIGNS WITH ATLANTIC RECORDS
Atlantic recording group Oh Honey has announced an array of spring activity, heralding the official arrival of their delightful debut single. “Be Okay” arrives at multi-format pop radio outlets nationwide on April 15th.
“Be Okay” is among the highlights of Oh Honey’s debut EP, “WITH LOVE,” which the Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based duo self-released late last year. The track was quickly discovered by SiriusXM in January 2014, who immediately added “Be Okay” to both Hits 1 and 20 On 20. SiriusXM’s early support helped garner the attention of many record labels, including Atlantic Records, which the band signed to in February 2014.