@skopemag news for may 21, 2019 @ 9:15 am est

James Clayton shares new single ‘Avalene’

James Clayton’s new song “Avalene” captivates with earnest lyrics and striking melodies. His folk-rock music is simultaneously energetic and emotionally intense, with a commanding voice, deft fingerpicking, and evocative lyrics.

UK breakout Khushi’s “From Me”

The track is the second to be released from his forthcoming debut and follows debut single “Freedom Falls” as well as tours with James Blake in North America and the UK. Khushi, born and raised in London and also a member of the rising band Strong Asian Mothers, contributed production to Blake’s Assume Form and Blake, in turn, mixed much of Khushi’s album.

Billboard-charting dance/pop artist Ricky Rebel releases “Magic Carpet” Remix Album and Music Video – out now

LA-based Billboard-charting dance/pop artist Ricky Rebel releases his new Magic Carpet Remix Album. Rebel also releases his new “Magic Carpet” music video, which premiered on Celebmix.

Celebmix describes the track as an “energetic pop anthem…[that] uses the trope of ‘magic’ to depict the effect of love.” It goes on to say that video’s “well-excuted concept…succeeds in hooking the viewer till the end.”

Exclusive Video Premiere: Ricky Rebel releases the music video for “Magic Carpet”

COLD CURSE: Creator-Destructor Records Welcomes California Metal/Hardcore Act

Creator-Destructor Records is proud to welcome California’s COLD CURSE to the label’s ever-evolving roster. The info on their Violent Measure debut 7″ EP, its lead track, “Clandestine,” and digital preorders for the release have been posted.

COLD CURSE’s Violent Measure was recorded by Erol Ulug at Bright Lights Basement in Santa Ana, California, and completed with artwork by Manuscript Of Death. With four pummeling tracks, Violent Measure is a ripping introduction to this volatile act, and a must-hear for fans of Entombed, Dismember, Nails, Black Breath, and All Pigs Must Die.

for Skope: DVBBS enlist viral sensation Casey Frey for “GOMF” music video

The video just has been released on Ultra Music and features viral sensation Casey Frey. Earlier this month Casey used “GOMF” for one of his hilarious Instagram uploads.

Makeunder debuts “Promethean Heat” via Talkhouse | Debut LP out 6/28

The track premiered via the Talkhouse along with an essay by Nate Brenner of Tune-Yards and Naytronix.

Sound Thinking NYC to Hold First Annual Career and College Expo as Part of New York City’s Official New York Music Month

The Creative Arts Team at the City University of New York, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and New York is Music are delighted to announce the first annual Sound Thinking NYC (STNYC) Career and College Exposition. The event is an opportunity for students to explore college and career paths in the music industry. It will take place on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Viacom (1515 Broadway at 44th Street).

The STNYC Expo provides a platform for middle and high school students and their families to learn directly from educators, artists and music professionals about building careers in the music industry. The expo will feature demonstrations and interactive labs on topics that range from music production to sound recording. Not only can students talk directly to experts in the field, they can also step up to an open mic to put their performance skills to the test or lay down a recording in the Sound Thinking Listening Booth.

Duncan Saige to play RTR FM’s Fremantle Winter Music Festival; collarbone on the mend!

With festival slots, a national tour and the excellent laid-back summery single Thoughts of You Without Me already under his belt for 2019, Duncan Saige has dropped an unexpected cover with the late 90’s Stardust classic Music Sounds Better with You.


Kevin George kicked into high gear with the release of his major label debut EP, Hopeless Romantic, featuring the buzzing releases, “Nobody Knows You Anymore” and “Call Me When You’re Sober.” The EP release was accompanied by the short documentary film, “Kevin George – The Untold Story,” which shed light on the personal journey that led to Kevin’s signing with Young Forever/Island Records.

NEW RELEASE: Fauvely “This is What the Living Do” EP – OUT NOW

Fauvely is the project of Chicago-based singer-guitarist Sophie Brochu, who creates deeply personal dream-pop music. After completing her master’s in fiction writing and feeling frustrated with the constraints of her craft, Sophie turned to music for its raw and immediate release.

Premiering via ABC’s rage, Rachel Maria Cox’s ‘Prosecco’ Video Is The Pinkest Thing You’ll See All Week

Recently announced on the lineup for Rainbow Mountain: A Heaps Gay Snow Week At Thredbo alongside Kira Puru, imbi the girl, Brendan Maclean and more and as local support for The Hard Aches next month, non-binary artist & activist Rachel Maria Cox (they/them) shares their impossibly pink visuals for ‘Prosecco’, premiering via ABC’s rage over the weekend.

Romeo Santos Set To Make History At MetLife Stadium, September 21

Following two record-setting sold out Yankee Stadium shows in 2014, The King of Bachata, Romeo Santos, took to his socials to announce his history making concert at METLIFE STADIUM on September 21st, Santos will be the first Latin artist to headline the 80 thousand seat venue. UTOPIA The Concert will give fans a day to celebrate Romeo’s recent #1 album which includes features from Frank Reyes, Anthony Santos, Monchy & Alexandra, Aventura and more!

“I’ve never performed in such a prestigious venue, not even when I was apart of Aventura or in my solo career” says Romeo Santos in a video that he posted on his Instagram, where he invited his fans to guess where his concert will take place earlier this month.

ICYMI: KILLY Shares “SWAG FLU” | Tour w/ NAV Kicks Off Tomorrow!

After bursting on the scene with his disruptive single “Kilimanjaro” in 2017, the Bajan-Filipino artist has quickly become one of music’s biggest artists to watch. On the heels of the hit, his debut project Surrender Your Soulwas released last year to acclaim, featuring production work from the likes of WondaGurl, Boi-1daand more. The body of work amassed two Platinum-certified singles and earned him three 2019 JUNOAward nominations. As Hypebeastsimply put it: “Killy could be Canada’s next big superstar.” With his recent KILLSTREAKEP and a slew of singles, Killy’s sonic sensibilities, intriguing lyricism and keen ear for melody continue to set him apart from his peers, enough to already surpass over 300 million streamsacross platforms. To say Killy’s short run so far has been nothing short of astounding is an understatement.

2019’s Biggest Streaming Earners (So Far)

Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0

It’s really easy to think that even the big music star streaming earners aren’t making that much, but they’re making more than you might think. That said, everything now is on a different scale than in the music business of yesterday.
For one thing, a million streams or views no longer means much. You need 10 million or so before it gets anyone’s attention, and a minor hit is now around 50 million. A hit is in the hundreds of millions, and a major global hit is over a billion. With that in mind, here are the 5 biggest streaming earners this year so far, according to Billboard.

Total label streaming revenue YTD: $12.08M
Total audio and video on-demand streams YTD: 2.83B

Total label streaming revenue YTD: $11.29M
Total audio and video on-demand streams YTD: 2.58B

Total label streaming revenue YTD: $10.90M
Total audio and video on-demand streams YTD: 2.63B

Total label streaming revenue YTD: $8.38M
Total audio and video on-demand streams YTD: 1.92B

Total label streaming revenue YTD: $7.93M
Total audio and video on-demand streams YTD: 1.89B

EXUM – NFL Star Debuts Hip Hop/Rock/Electronic Music Video

As a songwriter, singer, and producer, EXUM mixes hip hop, post-punk, and electronic elements in vibrantly creative and powerful ways, and strives to be an inspirational force of positivity on both the field and in the recording studio. His new, never before released music is destined to distinguish EXUM as one of the most interesting and creative forces in the NFL, and we look forward to working with you to make his announcement into music.